Sunday, March 2, 2014
I've been asking some great boutiques around the Indianapolis area to send me some pics of their latest Spring arrivals and haven't been disappointed! There are a lot cute styles out there! Now if only it would warm up and stop snowing here in Indy so I can start wearing some of them:) Below are some pictures of a few of my favorite styles from Lucky B Boutique. I especially love the dress in the second pic. You can find more great styles on the Lucky B Boutique website (http://www.luckybboutique.com/) or stop by the store in the Broad Ripple Arts District of Indianapolis!
If your skin is really starting to show the effects of this harsh winter, then you'll definitely want to check out these winter skincare product recommendations by Pass the Rouge! I'd like to thank Michelle & Valerie for sharing these great tips and encourage you to check out their blog http://passtherouge.com/!
We don't know about you but NYC is under this awful polar vortex that has really taken a toll on our skin! If you are familiar with our blog, then you know we are obsessed with skincare, and we have tested and reviewed countless skincare products. It is extremely important to hydrate and moisturize your dry skin especially during this time of year. So we compiled a list of our favorite products and created our "Polar Vortex Survival Guide: Skincare Edition". So without further ado, here's our list:
Embryolisse Lait Cream- We have mentioned this face lotion countless times on our blog, and for good reason- this cream is on the heavier side but blends nicely into your skin. It doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or sticky.
Sibu under eye cream- I don't know about you all, but we both struggle with dry undereye areas. Together we have tried high end and low end eye creams and we're never really "WOWED" by any of them. Recently we both began using Sibu's eye cream and finally found a product that locks in moisture. Best of all this product is paraben free, and all natural!
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- This product has the consistency of super thick Vaseline but the difference is it absorbs into your skin in a matter of seconds! The product explains itself as a concentrated glycerin formula enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, and Camphor. You can use this cream on any body part that may need some extra moisture; I love using it on my lips and cuticles.
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème: There’s nothing worse than a harsh winter causing dry, cracked feet. This product is super moisturizing and really penetrates deep into your skin. Right before bed, I slather some on and put on a pair of my comfiest socks, by the morning my feet are super soft.
So there you have it, our "Polar Vortex Survival Guide: Skincare Edition." We would love to hear some of your winter skincare must haves! You can find us on twitter @passtherouge and on Instagram at Passtherouge.
Stay Warm, and moisturize!
Michelle & Valerie
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Dottie Couture Boutique sent me a few pics from their photo shoot today of their latest spring arrivals! Check out the pictures below of my favorites. I especially love the bright scarves! Items will go online tomorrow at http://www.dottiecouture.com/. These styles are expected to sell out quick, so don't wait if you're interested. To learn more about Dottie Couture Boutique be sure to check out their website at http://www.dottiecouture.com/, connect on Twitter (@dottiecouturbtq), and/or stop by one of their two locations in Indianapolis or Greenwood.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
2) I love making DIY face masks/scrubs and I'm always looking for new ones to try. Allure Beauty Blogger of the Year, Cara Brooks suggests a lemon face scrub. "Mix a tablespoon on lemon juice with a tablespoon of sugar. Scrub in circles, then wipe clean with a damp towel. You're skin will be so soft, you won't want to stop touching it. But do."
3) "When doing smokey eyes never, ever darken or square of the brows." I've been guilty of this for sure! Makeup artist Dempsey advises, "It's stripper-y against a bold eye and besides, I love pale brows with dramatic shadow." Note to self: Be a little gentler with the brow pencil!
4) "You can sneakily fake smoky eyes using a big, fat creamy pencil, like Maybelline New York Master Smoky by Eye Studio in Black Smoke or Rimmel London Scandaleys Eye Shadow Stick in Guilty Gray." Here's how: 1) Run it along your upper lash line a few times (two or three swipes usually does it) 2) Smudge the line up over your lid with a finger. Stop about halfway between the lash line and crease and don't go past the outer corner. 3) Finish with one more swipe along the lower lashes and a little more smudging
5) My brows tend to be a bit sparse by nature, so I'm definitely going to try this tip by cover girl (and one of my biggest fashion crushes!) Victoria Beckham. She uses Latisse, not only for her lashes, but also for her brows. "Maybe it's not for eyebrows," she concedes, "but I put it on my eyebrows." Hey, I say it's worth a try!
Utterly Pink, a popular Indianapolis boutique, just sent me some pictures of some of their new spring arrivals! Take a look below. My personal favorite is the black and white dress shown in the last picture. It just looks so classy and fabulous! To learn more about Utterly Pink and see more of their cute spring clothes, visit their website (http://www.utterlypinkinc.com/) or stop by the store. Utterly Pink is located in the heart of Broad Ripple Village at 839 E. Westfield Blvd.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Update: The winning shade was Petal Plush! Because 3 people picked this color, a random drawing determined the winner among those three. The winner was @BritneeKAO! Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who played, and be sure to subscribe to my blog via email or bloglovin' to learn about future giveaways and get lots of great beauty tips!
There are so many gorgeous colors in the Maybelline New York Color Elixir Creamy Lip Lacquer collection. Name one of your favorite shades (out of the 20) in the comments section below for your chance to win it! Also, please leave your twitter username so I can contact you if you win. I will randomly choose one of the twenty colors and anyone that picked that color will be entered in a drawing to determine the winner. If you are the only person that picked the winning color you win it automatically. Choose wisely and good luck! Only one entry per person please. Contest ends 3/2/2014.
Here are the names of the shades from left to right:
1) Breathtaking Apricot
2) Celestial Coral
3) Mandarin Rapture
4) Signature Scarlet
5) Mauve Mystique
6) Raspberry Rhapsody
7) Dashing Orchid
8) Vision in Violet
9) Amethyst Potion
10) Caviar Couture
11) Glistening Amber
12) Nude Illusion
13) Caramel Infused
14) Intoxicating Spice
15) Fuchsia Flourish
16) Captivating Carnation
17) Hibiscus Haven
18) Rose Redefined
19) Blush Essence
20) Petal Plush
I finally opened my February birchbox and this is what I got! What do you think? Is this a good haul? Have you tried any of these products before? What did you get in your box this month?! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave your comments in the section below. Also, if you don't already subscribe to Birchbox and want to, click here for an invite:)