Summer Lust List – What I Want Now

Man, it’s hot here in Houston! But I’m not complaining, because it’s only going to get hotter! The heat forces me to skip primer, foundation and usually eyeliner. I would rather skip these than deal with them dripping down my face if I’m outside for more than 7 minutes. Anyway, it’s easier for me to wear some color in the heat, so I’ve compiled some color Summer picks that are on my wish list.

Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Brightening Blush

I saw these at the counter and didn’t have a chance to try them on. They are both beautiful and sparkly.

pic via neimanmarcus.com

Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Eye Palette

I love the colors in this palette….look at that aqua color! There is also another palette with nudes and golds that’s equally pretty. Love the mix of shimmer and metallics.

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Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow 108 Exaltation Pre Fall Collection

This is the perfect pop of color. I would wear it alone on the lid with lots of very black mascara.

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Eye Shadow Base 04 Beige

I recently tried this at the Chanel counter. I didn’t buy it because I wanted this gorgeous gray eyeliner more. I sometimes like to wear eye shadow base when I want to go completely naked because my eye lids are oily. This pen gave me a nice matte beige base.

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Burberry Lip Glow Balm 02 Pink

This is lipstick that can go up against Houston’s humidity!! Because it’s a balm, it won’t get sticky and heavy. It comes in 3 colors. We don’t have a Burberry counter here, so I’ll have to order this one.

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Guerlain Meteorites Blossom Collection for Spring

This came out in the Spring and I have no clue how this one slipped past me. Guerlain has reformulated their Meteorites to make them easier to apply. I don’t collect anything, but I want to start a Meteorite collection 😉

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Make Up Forever 12 Flash Color Case in Neutral

I have wanted the 12 Flash Color Case for forever, but I couldn’t justify spending almost $100 on a palette that had only bright, brights. The Neutral collection is a more practical choice for your average makeup lovin’ gal.

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Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Collection Nail Lacquer in Gaia 176

Wouldn’t this be beautiful in the summer sun? Love it!

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What are you picking up this SUMMER?

Stay Gorgeous!!

Rouge La La

 

Picture credits: neimanmarcus.com, chanel.com, guerlain.com, sephora.com, dolceandgabbana.com

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara Review

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Did you ever try a sample of something and love it so much that you had to go out and buy it the next day?  I’m anticipating that your answer is NO.  I totally understand….this has never happened to me until yesterday.  I tend to collect (read…hord) beauty samples.  I ran out of my current mascara and decided to go through a few samples before buying a new one.  (I have enough mascara samples to last at least two months!!)  So I tried a Chanel sample:  Inimitable Intense 10 Noir

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I was instantly….one coat….amazed!  A single coat curled and plumped my lashes (IRL is so much better than this pic).  There was no clumping and my lashes didn’t look like crunchy spider legs.  And Chanel’s Noir is so amazingly dark black…if you wiggle it into your lash line you can skip eyeliner.  After 8 hours of wear time there was no flaking or smudging.  This mascara did such an amazing job!!

I bought my tube at Nordstrom and got a 10% discount.  Nordstrom is having a beauty sale.  Check out the site for 10% off most brands http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/sale-beauty   The Chanel counter honored the discount in store which was super nice of them.

Have you ever had this, try then immediately buy experience?

Stay Gorgeous 😉

Rouge La La

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