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Nip+Fab CC Cream

I’ve never tried anything from Nip+Fab, but it seems to be pretty popular in the UK and I know CC creams are gaining a lot of steam. I don’t know that I’m necessarily into jumping on that bandwagon, but this one looks like it might be okay.

Anyone tried it?

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Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump Gloss

Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump Gloss

Last year I tried a few RBR products, including their Bronzing Liquid, Blush Wand ( Titian ), and their Tinted Moisturizer (see those reviews – here) – all of which were really lovely and I’ve been curious to try their other products. This is a new plumping lip gloss they’ve recently come out with and I love the packaging. I know, I’m kind of shallow when it comes to cosmetics at times, but whatever.

Invisible Pores Detox Mask

REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask

 REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask

I have heard a TON of good things about REN Skincare, but haven’t tried it for myself. They have a lot of different lines within their brand for different skin types and concerns (sensitive, acne prone, etc) and this is a face mask meant for combination skin.

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ISUN – Blackhead Solvent Oil

ISUN Skincare Blackhead Solvent Oil 

I tried a bunch of mini samples from the ISUN line a few months ago ( you can see that post – here ) and really liked their natural skincare products so I thought this would be an interesting product to try given that I always have trouble getting rid of blackheads, especially on my nose. I like that they give step by step instructions on how to remove blackheads while using this oil.

Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate

REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate

REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate 

Although I don’t seem to have many wrinkles at this point in my life since I’m 23, I do like using anti-aging serums and creams anyway because I’m prepared like that, but often they tend to be on the heavy side. I love that this one is a retinoid serum because retinol seems to work really well on my combination skin and it is an ingredient that has a lot of benefits to its use from aiding in clearing acne to fine lines to hyper-pigmentation so I’m definitely interested in this as an all-in-one treatment serum!

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Marvis – Amarelli Licorice Toothpaste

Marvis – Amarelli Licorice Toothpaste

I don’t know why, but I just think the idea of this toothpaste sounds so exotic and fun. I love the design of the tube and I also love that the formula includes licorice for cleansing teeth because licorice is actually an anti-inflammatory and would be beneficial for the entire mouth area, in my opinion.

Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

I’ve seen SO many reviews on the REN Moroccan Rose Otto line of body products and they look absolutely lush! I love rose scented things when they are done right so I hope this line of one of those because I’m not a fan of that Grandma’s house potpourri scent at all. Lol. 

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ILIA – Mascara – Macao

ILIA Beauty – Mascara in Macao

Ever since I saw this on the Beauty Habit site a few weeks ago, I’ve been a bit obsessed with it and I really love ILIA Beauty in general (see my post on other ILIA Beauty products – here).  I just love the coppery color because it seems really unique and like it would brighten up the eye area a lot. I love deep black mascara, but I seem to be getting more into colors these days.

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Unfortunately, due to time constraints and my budget, I haven’t been able to try any Tarte products so far. I saw this the other day at Sephora and swatched it, though, and it does seem really lovely. You might know about my constant search for a good concealer that’s both hydrating, yet not oily, and this might be it. Plus, I’ve been really curious to try Tarte products for ages and this might be a good way to start!

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Antonia Burrell – Cream Supreme Moisturizer

Antonia Burrell – Cream Supreme Moisturizer

Last summer, I first tried a mini sample of Antonia Burrell’s Natural Glow Cleansing Oil ( see that review – here ) and loved it. It is still my favorite cleansing oil to date and I’ll be purchasing a full size very soon, but I saw that they also carry this moisturize which seems like a great option for times when my skin gets a bit drier. Plus, this moisturizer is targeted at every skin problem you can think of from blackheads and acne to hyper-pigmentation and scarring. It’s expensive, but if it delivers as well as their cleansing oil, I think it’s definitely worth the price!

Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

I spotted this on a recent trip to Sephora and was immediately enthralled. I think it would make a great body moisturizer and it has this lovely citrusy scent that’s really nice so I definitely want to try this one out! I love that it includes healing argan oil like many of the JM products do.

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STEAMCREAM – Melody

STEAMCREAM – Melody

love Steamcream! Seriously. I recently ran out of the sample I received from them in Chagrin which I absolutely loved and was super depressed to find out they had discontinued it. Then I spotted this one on Beauty Habit and I love the design! It reminds me of Burberry and I just like that classic look a lot. Honestly, I’d buy all the Steamcreams if I could afford it. They’re just awesome. You can read my original SteamCream review – here.

Fresh Skincare Rose Face Mask

Fresh Skincare Rose Face Mask

I really like Fresh Skincare’s Soy line of products ( see my review for the Fresh Soy Cleanser – here ), but I’ve been yearning after this Rose Face Mask for ages. I am always swatching it at Sephora, but it’s so expensive ($50!) for a face mask that I don’t even know will be worth it. It smells amazing, just like cucumbers, but it has pieces of rose in it and looks a bit like tea or something. I will have it one day!

Liquid Gold Radiance

Liquid Gold Radiance Brightening Lotion

Liquid Gold Radiance Brightening Lotion

I’m a huge fan of Alpha-H products and you’ll know all about that if you’ve been following this blog for a small measure of time. They have super effective, awesome products. If this is all new to you, check out my original post on them – here. I’m not sure if this is a new Alpha-H product or maybe I just never noticed it before, but it sounds awesome! It’s meant to brighten skin (obviously) using their signature glycolic acid and also, in turn, help with diminishing the appearance of scarring and hyper-pigmentation. I don’t deal with a lot of scarring or brown spots, but I have a few and they bug. Maybe I’m neurotic (yep), but I’d like to treat that before it becomes an issue and who doesn’t like bright skin, right?

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Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

I saw this and just thought it looked like a really interesting product! It’s a scrub for your scalp and it’s meant to really cleanse. It’s meant for people who deal with itchy scalps or oily scalps a lot, but personally, I don’t deal with those issues much (unless it’s super hot out) and would likely use this as a weekly clarifying treatment instead of using a clarifying shampoo which I think can be stripping a lot of the time. I like that you massage it into the scalp because I think it would be helpful in hair growth, but that’s my own hypothesis, not a claim made by the company. Also, my boyfriend deals with an itchy oily scalp all the time so it might help him as well!

What Products Are You Looking To Try Lately or Loving That You Tried Recently?

Let Me Know in the Comments Below!

happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I hope you all have some fun plans for today, whether you’re going out with friends or a special someone! If you have no idea what to do (single or not!), I did a post that might give you some ideas – here.

Anyway, my boyfriend and I decided to postpone V-Day plans to the weekend since we both work during the week and won’t really have time to do much, but I figured I’d at least do a Lust List for Valentine’s Day since I think it’s such a fun holiday and it’s been awhile since I’ve done a lust list so I hope you enjoy!

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RMS Un-Cover Up, SteamCream – Happiness, Scotch Naturals Polish in NeatRMS Cream Shadow in Solar, ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Crimson & Clover, Tarte 12 Hour BB Cream, Le Feu de L’Eau – Le Feu Profound Rose Candle, Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream, Mermaid Perfume, Alice & Peter Cheery Cherry Pie Perfume, Scotch Naturals Polish in Blood & Sand, Kissing Elixirs Fresh Breath Mist in Mint Vanilla, BKR HEARTbkr Limited Edition Glass Bottle, ILIA Copper Mascara in Macao, ECOTOOLS Foam Applicator, & SteamCream – Verona.

On a more eclectic note, I really really want this heart shaped umbrella from Fab.com. Isn’t it cute?!

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Heart Shaped Umbrella – Fab.com

I’d really love to re-create these adorable Valentine’s themed nails as well!

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Valentine’s Day theme nails From shopobaz.tumblr.com

Lastly, this lovely dessert from ABeautifulMess that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day looks delicious!

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Berries in Chocolate Bowl from ABeautifulMess.com

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day?

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Fun & Girly Ideas for Valentine’s Day For Singles & Couples!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying your week so far!

I apologize for my silence over the weekend – I’ve been finding that lately I need to unplug on weekends and just chill without being on the computer as I spent way too much time on it in December and think I may have burnt myself out a little bit. That being said, I’m really doing my best to get in more fitness than I did in December (little to none, other than massive amounts of holiday shopping walking around and cooking – does that count??) and get back on track with healthy eating and my goals for 2013. Isn’t everyone?

But anyhow, onto today’s post!

So, lately I’ve been super obsessed with all things velvet and I mean, I LOVE velvet on any given day, but somehow, in the winter time, that love goes up to obsessive levels and I just want everything in my closet to turn to velvet. Obviously I have yet to win the lottery so that hasn’t happened, but here’s a few of my favorite velvet pieces that I wanted to share with you all. I hope you all can incorporate some velvet into your lives as I think it’s such a feminine, soft, and romantic fabric for the winter (or you know, any time!). Also, it would be especially nice come Valentine’s Day – I’m just saying!

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Velvet Peplum Jacket – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

I really love the peplum style lately and this jacket is super chic because the fabric is layered, black goes with everything AND velvet will keep you nice and warm!

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The Official Dr. Martens USA Store – HACKNEY Sneakers – DrMartens.com – via Pinterest

I recently saw this sales clerk at Forever 21 wearing burgundy velvet sneakers ( which, in hindsight, may have spurned this whole velvet fixation…) and I’ve been on a manhunt for a pair of my own ever since. These seem to be the closest thing to velvet sneakers that I can find and they are really cute! For some reason, there don’t seem to be a whole lot of options for velvet sneakers, though, which is strange because it’s 2013 and I just imagine we have everything.

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Bathing Beauty One Piece in Blue Velvet by Esther Williams – ModCloth.com – via Pinterest

I’m not sure why there is a velvet bathing suit for sale, but hey, I’d rock it! Although, my boyfriend did mention that it might be unflattering once it gets wet, but what does he know?

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Sophie Platform Pump – Black – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

Aside from my velvet obsession, I also have a fixation on mary jane style shoes so the fact that this heel combines both is perfect!

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Heart to heart dress – pixiemarket.com – via Pinterest

I love the heart cut out in this dress! The design itself makes it a fantastic choice for Valentine’s Day or any other romantic day in your calendar. Personally, I’d be wearing this whenever and wherever I could get away with it, you know, because of the velvet 😛 .

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Esmeralda Boot – Green – NastyGal.com – via Pinterest

Other style fixations of mine include boots of all shapes and sizes and I love these because they are forest green and slip on (yes, I’m lazy!) so hoorah for that! I have been resolving to add more color to my wardrobe in 2013 and I think this would make a lovely addition.

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Blue Cocktail Dress – USTrendy.com – via Pinterest

I have one other minor fixation in fashion with all things lacey and mesh and since this dress combined lace mesh, velvet AND purple together, I just think it’s adorable.

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Snow Palace Skater Dress by MINKPINK – threadsence.com – via Pinterest

There seem to be a limited number of colors where velvet is concerned, but I can count on classics to be included – red, black, and occasionally blue, green and purple. I love this classic red velvet dress with a modern twist. The cutouts are a really cute way to show some skin while still keeping your look classy and chic.

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Cute Black Top – Velvet Top – Sleeveless Top – $34.00 – Lulus.com – via Pinterest

As I said, I also have a slight obsession with peplum tops at the moment and this top is just simple and adorable! I love that it’s black because it will work with tons of different looks and styles and helps to jazz up any simple look just a little bit more.

To see more velvet loveliness, check out my Pinterest board here.

Otherwise, definitely follow me on Pinterest here.

What are your current fashion obsessions?

Do you have any style fixations with velvet, peplum tops or anything?

Let me know in the comments!

Lust List: Stuff I’m Drooling Over This Week!

As I’m sure you all know by now, I have a bit of an online window shopping problem. It’s not that I actually shop, it’s just that I like to browse a little too much.

Anyhow, so I’m at one with my issues. Don’t judge!

LOL. I hope you enjoy browsing all the goodies on my Lust List this week!

Hearthstone Soap from GeekSoap; $6 USD

3 pack of sphere shaped glass hanging terrariums, and your choice of moss, desk garden, DIY

3 Pack Sphere Glass Hanging Terrariums; $40 USD

The Bat Scrub Bar; $5.50 USD

Trouser Style Skinny Sweats

Trouser Style Skinny Sweats; $80 USD

Dr Vranjes Orion Profumo; $180 USD

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Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil; $32 USD

ON SALE It's a Pleasure Pencil Skirt

It’s A Pleasure Pencil Skirt; $25 USD

Chantecaille Future Skin Camomile; $72 USD

Mr. Darcy's Proposal. LARGE Ladies' Racerback Tank in Cranberry

Mr. Darcy’s Proposal Racerbank Tank; $23 USD

Magnolia Brightening and Firming Face Mask 10 Pcs.; $23 USD

Tea Tree Oil Out Blackhead Remover; $15 USD

Long, asymmetrical black jacket with oversize collar, pocket and metal zip - Fall/Winter 2011/12 - Joan Jacket - ready to ship

Asymmetrical Black Jacket; $148 USD

Tea Tree Oil Out Peeling Gel; $18.50 USD

p-ss off eye quilt MATURE

Piss Off Eye Mask;$24 USD

Living Nature Thickening Mascara; $29 USD

Teal & Nautical Stripes Tiny Twist Multi-FUN-ctional Brazilian Bikini

Teal & Nautical Stripes Bikini; $28.50 USD

13ml

Firming Flax Serum by Living Nature; $47 USD

Premium Shower Filter - New Wave Enviro

50ml

Living Nature Soothing Manuka Gel; $39 USD

Lip Plumper AND Cheek Stain Vegan ALL NATURAL

Bohemian Beetnik Vegan Lip Plumper & Cheek Stain Duo; $20.99 USD

Check Out My Past Lust Lists:

http://storybookapothecary.com/2012/06/20/lust-list-10-natural-beauty-products-that-i-recently-discovered-and-im-dying-to-try/

http://storybookapothecary.com/2012/06/13/wednesday-lust-list-more-summer-beauty-products-im-dying-to-try/

http://storybookapothecary.com/2012/06/07/beauty-wish-list-for-june/

http://storybookapothecary.com/2012/07/19/lust-list-beauty-beauty-beauty-beauty-rockin-everywhere/

Lust List: Beauty Beauty Beauty Beauty Rockin Everywhere!

It’s that time again for a Lust List, which is basically me admitting I have a problem, a big BIG problem with shopping.. or something. And yes, why yes, I did model my blog post title after a rap song, problem?

Okay, anyway so time to be SERIOUS. *Puts on game face*

Here’s some of the lovely beauty things catching my eye this week and I am perfectly okay admitting it’s not even half of all the crap I’ve ACTUALLY been eyeing, but just my favorites since I didn’t want to look like some kind of digital hoarder so there you have it.

Hope you enjoy!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 

I’ve been lusting after this one for ages and it’s a definite since I’ve tried and tested their other amazing products (see the Alpha-H reviews – here!), but it seems like everyone and their mom (yes, moms are even blogging away now!) have been reviewing it which only makes me want it more! I absolutely see this in my future..

Naruko Tea Tree Anti-Acne Sunscreen SPF 50

I tried this when I went to pick up night jellies at the Naruko Boutique in Rowland Heights. It must be a new product because I’d never seen it before, but I was really impressed with it nonetheless! I don’t really have much trouble with acne since using the Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid and even less in combination with the Alpha-H products, but this is a nice tinted moisturizer + sunscreen combo anyway, even if you don’t have acne issues, in my opinion. It has a soft matte type finish without being drying, includes salicylic and tea tree in the formula, sunscreen and a nice tint to it so it’s basically everything I want in a tinted moisturizer for everyday light makeup! Definitely picking this one up soon!

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

I’ve been wanting this lip balm ever since I read about how much since Kate @ SleepingBootay raved about it in this post. After reading her awesome review, I’ve seriously been considering picking this one up; it just looks so creamy and nourishing!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

I’ve been considering this one because, for some reason, I’ve been obsessed with that “glow” look this Summer and this really seems like it would fit the bill! It has a nice spf 30, medium coverage and is said to help improve the condition of your skin over time while you wear it.

Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask (10pcs)

I got one of these for free when I was last shopping at the Naruko Boutique and I loved it! I normally shy away from masks that say they’re hydrating or moisturizing because I do have combination skin, but I find that a lot of the hydrating masks are lost on me. Either they have no effect at all or they break me out, but this one works magic to make my skin look really dewy and hydrated without looking shiny or oily. Plus, I fell asleep while it was on and my skin soaked everything up, leaving no residue behind.

Eyebrow Perfect Pro Powder

This little nifty applicator tapers to a point so you can apply eyebrow powder evenly. I really love this cute little thing. I use a brown eye shadow powder to fill in my brows at the moment, but carrying around a bulky makeup palette can be kind of a pain. This would be perfect to keep in my little makeup bag AND it only costs $7 USD!

Anna Sui Loose Makeup Face Powder

I don’t know if this powder is good or not, but I’m shallow so I fell in love with the adorable packaging! I’m a huge fan of the old fashioned and this is super cute. I probably wouldn’t use it consistently, but I just want to put it on my shelf and look at it haha. 

Kissing Elixirs in Mint Vanilla 100% Natural Fresh Breath Mist

Natural fresh breath mist, this is perfect to keep in my makeup bag and it’s really adorable packaging! Plus, the ingredients are 100% natural and cavity defensive.

Celestial White Moss Shower Mousse

Seeing this one made me realize I’ve never tried any of the Naruko body products and why not?! I know, I’m bordering on obsessive with my love for Naruko products, but they are seriously fantastic and they really work. And I’m out of body wash…

Fresh Rose Face Mask

I saw this once at Sephora and fell in love, but it’s $55 USD, which is incredibly steep for a face mask. It’s a really amazing gel texture that has little bits of rose in it and smells heavenly. I don’t really know what it does, but it just looks awesome!

That’s all for this week’s Lust List!

I hope you found something to lust after!

Wednesday Lust List : More Summer Beauty Products I’m Dying To Try!

So I was browsing online as I normally do when I’m bored and found so many lovely beauty products that I want to try (as usual) ! Most of them I found on the awesome beauty website, BeautyHabit.Com, but some are from other places.

Check Them Out:

Becca Cosmetics’ Creme Stain Beach Tint in Grapefruit (Coral Pinkish Color); $25

For some reason, lately I’m all about multi-tasking beauty products and this looks awesome! From the very lovely Becca Cosmetics, this lip and cheek creme stain is oil free, waterproof and streak free. It contains vitamin E for hydration and is paraben and preservative free.

Check it out – here!

 Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer Anti-Age; $54

I have no idea why I want to try this really, but it just seems like a cool product.

A light hydrating bronzer / complexion enhancer type product, this is meant to give the skin a subtle glow and just a small amount of color.

The “Anti-Aging” formula includes raspberry stem cells to help repair damage, protect from free radicals and prevent inflammation. Also included is bearberry complex for brightening, anti-glycation (what the hell does this mean?), and antioxidant protection.

It claims it will last up to 12 hours and at $54, it BETTER!

Check it out- here!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Glide Concealer in Thalia; $27

A light chunky crayon type concealer, this is said to be light and creamy.

Check it out – here!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush Wand in Manet; $34

A really pretty cheek stain, I just really like this peachy coral color!

 Check it out – here!

ISUN Antioxidant Sun Butter; $38

This is a completely natural sun protector that utilizes a host of natural ingredients and extracts as well as zinc oxide to protect you from the sun in a more natural way.

Chock full of antioxidants, this is meant to protect you from UV damage while also hydrating and nourishing skin.

Check it out – here!

ISUN Photo-Enzyme Serum; $40

This takes an after sun treatment a step further by repairing DNA damage done to the skin from UVA exposure.

It claims to help calm redness and damaged caused from sun exposure.

You’re meant to use it before the ISUN Butter (see above) and after you’re done being in the sun to prevent and treat damage to the skin.

Check it out – here!

Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls in Sunkissed; $11

This is just a much cheaper dupe of the Guerlain Meteorites that I want to try before I make a decision on whether or not to buy the actual Guerlain Meteorites powder. Yep!

Check it out – here!

So, what do you think?

Have you ever tried any of these?

Share you thoughts in the comments!