Monday, December 8, 2014

Top 5 Favorite Drug Store Products!

So with Christmas just around the corner your wallet probably seems lighter than ever. Need a holiday party makeup look, or just something for every day? There are definitely products that are worth splurging on .. however these products you don't have to! Here are my top 5 favorite drug store products at the moment.

1. Foundation - L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
L'Oreal True Match is the ONLY drug store foundation I will use. It is comparable to MAC Studio Fix. It is oil free and medium to full buildable coverage. It leaves a  semi matte finish and makes your skin look even. It is also super easy to blend and stays all day. I wear W3 in the winter and W5 in the summer. $6.99-$11.99

2. Powder - L'Oreal True Match Powder

Again L'Oreal does it again. This also is the ONLY drug store powder I use. It is great for carrying in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. It gives a matte finish and I use the same colors that I use in the liquid. $8.99-$14.99
3. Eyebrow Pencil - Maybelline Define-A-Brow
I love love love this brow pencil. I use light brown and it has a little warmth to it. Although it is no Anastasia, it is a great, cheaper alternative. $4.99-$7.99
4. Blush- Hard Candy Fox in a Box 

I love these blushes! They are similar to the Benefit boxed blushes. With Spicy & Sweet you can do at least 8 different colors combinations. You can find these at Wal-Mart for $6.00

5. Eye shadow - NYX Cosmetics

NYX eye shadows are almost EXACTLY like MAC eye shadows but HALF of the price. They are very, very pigmented and easy to blend. $5.00-$7.00

In this picture I am wearing each and every one of these products!

Happy Shopping!! I hope these drug store finds leave you as happy as they have made me :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Top 5 Advent Calendars for Christmas! A Great Holiday Gift Guide ...

Hello Gorgeous! 

So we are a week away from December! This is my favorite time of the year. Not just because it is my birthday month but because it's Christmas time! And no, I don't love Christmas for the sheer fact of presents (although that is a plus). I absolutely love the spirit, the kindness, and the decor around me. I like to call my mom and I Christmas Crazies!! We both love to decorate and shop for others. 

Have you every heard of an Advent Calendar? Of course you have! It is those calendars that you pop a chocolate out each day until December 25th. It is very popular in the UK! To make it a little more fun I have gathered 5 Advent Calendars for the Fashionista's and Beauty Lovers out there. It is a great holiday gift to your boss, your best friend, or your daughter! Okay let's get started ... 

 #1 Starbucks Advent Calendar - $29.95

If you know me you know my love for Starbucks! This is a perfect gift idea with chocolate covered grahams and even a $5 gift card! The best part is the tins are reusable on the magnetic chalk board that hangs perfectly. You can use this as a monthly calendar all year round or a to do list.

#2 Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar - $99.00

What I LOVE about this Advent is that Benefit has included their best selling products in this calendar. Any beauty lover would be obsessed with this. You receive 24 deluxe sample sized products including, POREfessional primer, They're Real Mascara, and Highbeam Liquid Highlighter. The only downside is this year they included a few hair ties and a doodle pad. Last years was ALL samples and much more worth it! But still a great gift idea.

#3 Yankee Candle Advent - $24.99
Who doesn't love Yankee Candle? It is always a top gift for family members on my Christmas list. This advent calendar is awesome because each day you get a tea light that you can light. Scents can include some of my favorite Holiday scents, White Christmas, Balsam & Cedar, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Cookie. This is perfect for a someone who loves to make their home smell like Christmas cheer!

#4 The Body Shop Advent

This is perfect for those dry December days. The Body Shop has very emollient body creams that smell amazing! It includes, Vitamin E body cream, Strawberry Lip Butter, Almond hand and nail cream, and nail polish. 

#5 Ciate Nail Polish Advent $60.00
For the mani/pedi lover this set is perfect! It is packed with daily nail treats. This selection of high-pigment, pro formula nail polishes features an array of shades and textures for over 145 different nail looks. It houses mini paint pots, glitter sprinkles, caviar pearls, cute nail transfers, and a full-size paint pot treat in a special, limited-edition shade—each hidden behind a daily window. I love this nail set!

Happy Gift Giving and buy one of these adorable Advent Calendars for yourself! I know I am giving my supervisor the Starbucks advent and my mom the Yankee Candle set! 

Cheers to me getting over this terrible cold and the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!!

xo, KC

P.S. Please share on your Facebook or Instagram - I would be happier than Santa eating Sugar Cookies!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection Beauty News!

Hi Beauty!
So MAC has teamed up with my ultimate idol Sophia Amoruso.
You yourself can channel your inner #GIRLBOSS with this MAC collection scheduled to come out December 4th at select MAC locations and sometime in February internationally.
Not only am I obsessed with this book, Sophia, and makeup but the collection is insane.
Lipstick $16.00
Stunner - True Red (Matte)
Runner - Burgundy (Matte)
Gunner - Deep Plum (Matte)
Nail Polish $12.00
Flming Rose - True Red

I will be grabbing Runner and Gunner as I don't wear reds (except for my Louboutin Nail Lacquer.)
A few months ago I even posted on Instagram the book #GIRLBOSS. I feel like I am Sophia Jr. always coming up with business ideas. She is my role model for sure!

Happy Veterans Day! Happy Beauty News! Now I am off to lay down with a face mask and research more beauty facts for you all to enjoy!
xo, KC

Friday, November 7, 2014

Introducing .. Burberry Holiday Festive Winter Glow Collection

The Winter Glow Festive Collection is inspired by the crisp air and soft light of winter. It can include limited edition shades and beautiful gold packaging. It illuminates skin, enhances eyes with a shade of gold, and lips and nails can include festive hues. 

New to the collection is Gold Glow, a Limited Edition Fragranced Luminising Powder infused with notes of My Burberry, the brand’s new timeless fragrance for women.
Inspired by the trench coat and its heritage of British design and craftsmanship. 

I have had my hands on all of these products and they are absolutely gorgeous! The Luminising Powder smells amazing!

This picture was actually taken by me at Burberry! It's a sneak peak of the collection!

GOLD GLOW - FRAGRANCED LUMINISING POWDER - $68       Gold No.01 – New product
FRESH GLOW FLUID - $48                                                                  Nude Radiance No.01

COMPLETE EYE PALETTE - $60                                                     Gold No.25 – New shade

LIP MIST- $33                                                                                      Gold No.217 - New shade         
LIP MIST - $33                                                                                     Oxblood No.214
LIP GLOW - $29                                                                                  Gold No.25 - New shade
LIP GLOW - $29                                                                                  Oxblood No.23

NAIL POLISH - $22                                                                              Gold No.447 - New shade
NAIL POLISH - $22                                                                                     Oxblood No. 303
Now available at Burberry and Nordstrom

Happy Friday!!
xo, KC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Best Essie New Fall Collection Color and Shoes to Match!

Welcome to my NEW blog! To kick off this brand new name and brand new website I am going to announce my favorite Essie Fall Collection Nail Polish Color. It is called 'For the Twill of It'!

This beauty is an awesome holographic color with reflects of blue, grey, purple, and green. It is a fun lacquer to spice up any outfit. Below is a picture taken with flash on the train to the city, against my Louis Vuitton Wallet. This nail polish can be found at for $8.50 or any local drugstore. Hurry when I checked a local store they were sold out! I was lucky to snag it somewhere else.
And of course my typical outfit can include black, black, oh and more black.  Might I suggest wearing this Essie Nail Polish with a pair of black leggings, a long black loose sweater, and these bad boys!
The bottom and the back matches "For the Twill of It' exactly! These are the NEW 'Wolf Grey' Jordan 13's. They were just released on Saturday and catch them while you can because they will be impossible to find in a few weeks. I am on the phone as we speak trying to get a pair. They are said to be around $135 at Foot Locker.