December Beauty Favorites

BEAUTY FAVORITES: URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY | 
GRANDE COSMETICS GRANDE PRIMER | FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION® 
FIRMING HYDROGEL EYE MASK | YSL BEAUTY BLACK OPIUM BODY LOTION | 
DR BRANDT OXYGEN FACIAL | RIMMEL LONDON MAGNIF'EYES 
SMOKE EDITION PALETTE 003 | ERBORIAN DOUBLE MOUSSE GENTLE CLEANSING FOAM |
LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR SERUM | COLORESCIENCE® SUNFORGETTABLE LOOSE MINERAL POWDER 
BRUSH SPF 30 IN MEDIUM | REVISION® SKINCARE FIRMING NIGHT TREATMENT | CUTEX STRENGTH 
SHIELD NAIL POLISH REMOVER | MADAM GLAM "LIAR" MATTE LIPSTICK 

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY URBAN DECAY, GRANDE COSMETICS AND MADAM GLAM.

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Time for my monthly beauty roundup of favorites! And I discovered a ton of new beauty products/brands that I've never tried before, thanks to the busy month of December. In today's post, I've got a special 30% discount code for one of my new favorite lipstick lines, an amazing recovery mask that provides instant results in 3 minutes (completely obsessed), the only nail polish remover I have been using since I was a kid, an acne-fighting serum, and a firming hydrogel eye mask that's not even out in stores yet. Continue reading to learn more about my December beauty favorites and also where you can shop the products.   

1. URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

Mist on this weightless spray to give your makeup serious staying power. The All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay keeps makeup looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours - without melting, fading or settling into fine lines. Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or all night). I particularly use this spray with a more heavy-duty look such as vampy lips, smoky eyes and/or full coverage foundation. 

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2. GRANDE COSMETICS GRANDE PRIMER

A white pre-mascara primer that helps thicken and lengthen lashes. Grande Primer is a white pre-mascara lengthener and thickener that's infused with a lash-loving combination of no-flake microfibers, nutrients, and peptides that works to condition while you coat instantly increasing lash volume while improving lash appearance over time. It preps the lashes for mascara application and boosts its effects by instantly adding dramatic length, volume, and it curls while maintaining naturally soft, supple lashes. The unique molded brush is designed specifically for lash priming to ensure proper separation of the lashes, resulting in a flawless application.

3. FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION® FIRMING HYDROGEL EYE MASK

This next-generation serum-infused hydrogel eye mask instantly helps firm, hydrate, and diminish dark circles. The refreshing marine-scented hydrogel patches adhere to undereye contours to infuse skin with nutrient-rich Blue Marine Algae and youth-boosting Peptides. This fatigue-fighting, luxurious formula illuminates, de-puffs, and reawakens the bounce of delicate undereye skin. Perfect for all skin types!

4. YSL BEAUTY BLACK OPIUM BODY LOTION

My most recent favorite body lotion obsession. Awaken your skin with a jolt of Black Opium's signature notes of coffee and vanilla bean. The luxurious texture of the lotion instantly moisturizes the skin, leaving a subtle veil of sparkles that make the skin shimmer. Highly addictive. Seductively intoxicating.

5. DR BRANDT OXYGEN FACIAL

One of my most recent favorite recovery masks as of late, this luminizing mask helps lessen the look of fatigued skin. It works to provide tired, dull, lackluster skin with a revitalized, illuminated, and re-energized appearance. It also helps smooth the signs of fine lines. The potent formula was inspired by the most popular facial in Dr. Brandt’s practice and takes just three minutes for full effect. 

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6. RIMMEL LONDON MAGNIF'EYES SMOKE EDITION PALETTE 003

Find Cosmetics at Target.com! Contour your eyes with just one kit! This palette contains 12 different shades to customize your look from bare nude to ultra sultry. Contour your eyes with just one palette, love using it to get that perfect smoky eye! They also have a nude and blush palette which are also great for everyday, natural makeup.

7. ERBORIAN DOUBLE MOUSSE GENTLE CLEANSING FOAM

Part Korean, part French skincare, I've completely fallen madly in love with this brand. My favorite cleanser at the moment is their double mousse gentle cleansing foam. This foaming mousse cleanser is a two-in-one formula, helping to eliminate impurities and visibly refine the skin's texture for a flawlessly smooth and radiant look. Enriched with seven Korean herbs which help to soothe the skin, this rich formula is gentle enough for daily use. Travel-size friendly too.

8. LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR SERUM

The Effaclar Serum, a pore minimizer, provides a powerful combination of highly concentrated ingredients to exfoliate skin and visibly smooth skin texture. LHA provides micro-exfoliation to help tighten enlarged large pores while refining skin's texture. AHA-Glycolic Complex helps smooth texture, even tone and boost skin radiance.

9. COLORESCIENCE® SUNFORGETTABLE LOOSE MINERAL POWDER BRUSH SPF 30 IN MEDIUM

Stay radiant every day without damaging your skin. Colorescience® Brush-On Sunscreen offers powerful SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection, alone or over makeup. Sheer, natural-looking coverage and SPF in one simple, on-the-go application.

10. REVISION® SKINCARE FIRMING NIGHT TREATMENT

This peptide-rich, age-defying cream provides intense short-- and long-term moisturization while you sleep. Contains two peptides that are clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Includes Sodium Hyaluronate, which binds moisture to the skin. The cream also alleviates dryness with Shea Butter and a blend of botanical extracts. It completely rehydrates, replenishes and brightens dull, dry skin. Amazing night cream!

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11. CUTEX STRENGTH SHIELD NAIL POLISH REMOVER

Promotes stronger nails. With hydrolyzed silk protein and vitamins E and B5, this nail polish remover is also infused with a lavender fragrance. Ingredients are known to strengthen, nourish and condition the health of your nails. This is the only nail polish remover I stand by since I've been painting my nails. Fun random fact: I DON'T do mani's or pedi's. EVER. People touching my hands or feet give me the tickles, but not in a good way... more like twitching rather than tickles. HA HA HA.

12. MADAM GLAM "LIAR" MATTE LIPSTICK

Cruelty-free and vegan, this long-wearing lipstick has a velvety, smooth finish with gorgeous texture. They have an assortment of colors, from matte to glossy finishes too. I particularly love this pink-hued one, called, "Liar". It's the perfect subtle pop of color for an everyday lipstick. Here is a special 30% off coupon code for you guys to use if you're curious about those lipsticks shades too. The coupon has no special conditions (no minimum order or anything else): Suzanne30. It can also be used in our Gels and Nail Art category. Go here and shop now!

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To Market to Market

WEARING: ROSEGAL MESH PANEL HIGH WAIST BLUE JUMPSUIT | GUESS SATIN PUMPS | 
ZAFUL TASSEL LAYERED DROP EARRINGS | THE LUXELLE SILVER PLATED CLUTCH

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When one runs to the grocery store, I think the last thing we're thinking about is the way we are dressed. Now who's to say what can one wear to and from the market? It should be fair game, no? But in reality, most of us are running in and out in our everyday getups - maybe even slipping in with our pjs every now and then, especially on a late night run. This is why I love fashion styling. You don't have to work with the rules of only reality. You can set greater expectations and create stories you wouldn't be able to otherwise without the garments, accessories and everything else in between when gathering a look into a concept. And with my new passion in video (as much as I piss and moan about the process of editing - because yes, it really is a pain) lately, I'm really into creating these teeny tidbits of short film all wrapped up within a minute and incorporating the video with photographs. Come check out this decadent late night run to the market, something I'd totally be doing after show at the Met Opera + dinner... I like having dessert at home. 

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How crazy luxurious-looking is this blue jumpsuit?! And the more insane part is that it's from Rosegal and it's less than $23! Sadly it's currently sold out! I just checked this morning as I was getting ready for publish this post. But there's other colors like black and red which are also perfect for the fall season! I love a good jumpsuit for date night - like I mentioned earlier this is something I'd wear to the opera or ballet, maybe even a special event of some kind, but it's definitely more on the dressy side for me and I love how confident I feel in it! My silver plated clutch is from The Luxelle, and I love how the bag fancies up the look. 

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I wore my favorite black pumps. They are from Guess and made of satin with a real sense of comfort. I've had them for years and I still wear them to this day. They can be worn with a pair of jeans or on the dressier side, like in this outfit. To keep the look playful and fun, I chose these multi-colored, layered tassel drop earrings from Zaful. The blues work well with the jumpsuit I feel. Lastly, I also wanted to show some of my favorite upcoming trends in hair & makeup that I saw during Fashion Month and two trends I've really loved are bright, colorful makeup and sleek hair. I did these looks myself - what's funny is these two things are quite familiar to me from back to my skating days. We did big, in your face, makeup, and perfect hair buns without a strand of hair out of place. I'm all for blue eyeshadow and light pink lips lately, it just gives your face that extra pop. What do you guys think of this whole look?

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I'm always trying to elevate my creative work - it's not about competing with others. I never have and never will. I'm only in competition with myself and if I don't feel like I'm learning something everyday and getting better with my work, I feel really lost and frustrated. So creating these 'short films' as I call them at the moment, do mean a lot to me and I wouldn't do them if they didn't because a lot of time and energy goes into them. That's how I am with people too, but that's for another time over coffee. Ha ha! Anyhow, would you like to see more conceptualized stories such as this on the blog? I'd love to hear your thoughts so don't forget to drop a comment before you go! Thanks for stopping - follow me on Instagram and YouTube for the latest! See you guys soon. :) 

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