My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 2013 Beauty Favorites

Oh my how summer is flying by! Before this month ends, here's a post to honor my favorite beauty and skincare products for this month!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty Review: philosophy take a deep breath

For the longest time now, I've been on a hunt for my HG facial moisturizer and so far no luck =( For a long time, I switched between Clinique 'Moisture Surge' (summer time) and Clinique 'Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion' (winter time). Unfortunately, it was getting too expensive to keep up with and so I had to say goodbye to those two lovely moisturizers. 

Since then, I've been going through trial and errors with different moisturizers but I haven't been too open to trying too many because I don't want to break out. After Clinique, I've been looking into drugstore moisturizers. I've gone through tinted moisturizers by Avon's Mark line and Maybelline BB Cream, and regular moisturizers such as Cetaphil and Garnier Moisture Rescue... Nothing has worked well for me. 

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the philosophy 'take a deep breath' gel cream moisturizer. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Beauty Haul

Today I was able to get my pictures together of a few beauty items I purchased this past weekend.

I am so excited and can't wait to play around with the Smashbox Master Class Palette 2 and test the Loreal Miracle Blur!

This Week's Nails 7/29/13

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I woke up quite early this morning and decided to go ahead and get my nails done and out of the way before my little boy wakes up and we get ready to go run some errands today.

This week's nail polish is my most favorite blue polish by Essie. The shade is called 'Avenue Maintain.' It's been a while since I've worn it and so I decided to bring it out this week =)

Did you make any beauty purchases this past weekend? I bought a few items that I am super excited to test out and swatch as well as write to share with you what all I bought! Stay tune for a first impressions post!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Beauty Favorites

Here is a snapshot of products I find myself reaching for the most this week.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Beauty Review: Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation

Today I will be writing a full review on the Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation.

Monday, July 22, 2013

This Week's Nails 7/22/13

This week's nail polish is inspired my obsession with the coral color. I think it's safe to say that coral is my summer color this year! It's just so bright and pretty!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Beauty Review: Flower Beauty Makeup by Drew Barrymore

Even though my hunt for a coral lipstick is over, I couldn't help but snag this pretty thing up when I was shopping. Have you heard of the Flower brand? It is only being sold exclusively at Walmart right now.

What I appreciate so much from this brand is that they do not do animal testing. Which really does make me feel good about putting a product on my face knowing that these products were not put on animals first. 

The packaging is nice and sturdy. The design is similar to a Revlon lipstick but the packaging is a bit different. It is not round all the way. It's round but then one side (the side that says FLOWER) is flat. 

This lipstick is very creamy and pigmented. It applies on my lips nice and smoothly. You get a shiny vibrant finish with this particular lipstick line (there is another lipstick line by Flower call Velvet Lip Color). 

There are a few other shades that I would like to go back and purchase and I would also like to try out the Velvet Lip Colors as well. I will definitely keep you posted on these lipsticks as I buy more!

I purchased this lipstick in the shade "Coral Floret," and it retails for $6.97.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2013

*Referral link is included in post.

I am very pleased with all of the products I've received this month! Here is my unbagging for you to see what I received this month as well as my first impressions!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Beauty Review: Maybelline Color Whisper

Maybelline Color Whisper in "Coral Ambition"

Today I wanted to share with you my recent beauty purchases. On Saturday I ordered an eyeshadow palette and a blush from Urban Decay. Once my order arrives, I'll post something for that to share with you all.

However I want to share with you what I purchased yesterday at my local Target.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Beauty Review: SinfulShine with Gel Tech Nail Polish

SinfulShine "Sailor's Delight" and "Your's Truly"

Today I wanted to give a quick review on the new SinfulShine with Gel Tech Nail Polish.

Monday, July 8, 2013

This Week's Nails 7/8/13

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the first day of the Summer II term (6 weeks summer college course) for me. I am a business management major and the class I am taking in this term is Business Mathematics. I plan on logging into my class and getting stuff done once I put my son down for his nap!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

First Entry... New to this... Introduction

Hello beautifuls! First and foremost, thank you for taking your time to stop and read my gibberish! I promise I'll try not to bore you! 

My name is Elizabeth but please feel free to call me Liz. 

I know that there are a ton of beauty bloggers and such similar to what I've just created... I just thought I would create a blog to share my two cents in the beauty, fashion, and DIY world =) I'm not a professional makeup artist nor a guru at anything. I'm just an ordinary girl who obsesses over pretty things (thus the title of my blog lol).