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Londontown nail polish fall 2018 review

londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection

Londtown nail polish collection fall 2018 from left c/o Londontown: Londontown Vendetta / Londontown Jane Austen / Londontown Iconic / Londontown Kissed by Rose Gold / (USE CODE BayAreaFashionista TO SAVE 25%)

The fall 2018 nail polish collection from Londontown has arrived! These colors are so much fun; and right in line with the current color palette from the autumn season. Love!

The dark hues we are seeing in fall fashion right now are slightly vampy; this makes Vendetta a great nail polish for pairing with darker hues. The bright red shade is perfect for offsetting dark color palettes. Iconic is a bright blue which is ideal for pairing with fall’s brighter colors, while Kissed by Rose Gold and Jane Austen  are great alternatives to beige or neutral nail polish colors. Love this collection!

Londontown nail polishes are 9-free, which makes them easy to wear knowing they aren’t packed with harmful chemicals. Love! Without further ado, here are the house hues from the Londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection.

Londontown Iconic nail polish fall 2018

londontown iconic nail polish review fall 2018

You know blue is my favorite color, so there is no question that I am in love with this bright blue for fall. Londontown Iconic nail polish is a fabulous, shiny blue hue which is bright and eye catching. It is a fabulous contrast to fall’s dark hues, and it also compliments the bright 1980s colors we are seeing this season in apparel. This is a great color to wear if you like to switch up your wardrobe and wear vampy black one day, and bright colors the next day.

Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold nail polish fall 2018

londontown kissed by rose gold nail polish fall 2018

I love a good, metallic nail polish. Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold is a really pretty, sparkling rose gold nail polish. It’s a beautiful color for fall, and acts just like a neutral. Kissed By Rose Gold plays well with silver, yellow gold, or rose gold jewelry; so you don’t have to worry about mixing metals, it just works!

Since neutral nail polish colors such as beige or nude are not my jam, Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold for fall 2018 is the perfect answer to the neutral question. Plus, who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

Londontown Jane Austen nail polish fall 2018

londontown jane austen nail polish fall 2018

If you are looking for a neutral color this fall season, and a metallic hue such as Kissed By Rose Gold isn’t your style, Londontown Jane Austen nail polish is perfect. This is my favorite color from the fall 2018 collection. It’s an unusual, pale lilac hue which is edgier than blush, pale pink, or lavender. It’s a cream polish which glides on smoothly and leaves a saturated color in two coats. I love this color!

Londontown Vendetta nail polish fall 2018

londontown vendetta nail polish fall 2018

Red is the IT nail polish color for fall 2018. If you want to wear what’s hot, and be on trend, this is the color for you. It’s a bright red color which is slightly vampy, and offers a mild pink undertone. Londontown Vendetta is the perfect answer for fall if classic red polish is your jam, or wearing the IT nail color of the season is your goal.

I tested out all four colors with one base coat, and two coats of color. I did not use a top coat. As always, Londontown nail polishes are very chip resistant; and they happen to be 9-free and vegan. The polishes all offer streak-free applications, which have good color saturation. I also love the application brushes which are flat. The flat brushes make it easy to apply the polish without it getting all over your skin. Love that!

You can find the Londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection online here. Use coupon code BayAreaFashionista to save 25% off your entire purchase!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*Thank you to Londontown for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own


What’s in my September 2018 beauty bag

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September beauty from top left: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream c/o Estee Lauder / The Mattifier c/o Estee Lauder / Double Wear foundation c/o Estee Lauder / make-up sponge by BeautyBlender / Set + Refresh c/o Estee Lauder /

Fall is just around the corner and I have added a few new products to my beauty bag! This month I am heavy on new products from Estee Lauder. I love their foundation, so the double wear foundation is a natural addition to my beauty bag. It is long lasting and doesn’t clog my pores; a plus since I am very acne prone!

This mattifier from Estee Lauder is amazing because I have oily skin and it helps keep the shine down. Also, if it’s humid outside, Estee Lauder’s The Mattifier keeps my skin from getting shiny. Love using this under my foundation!

Do you see the orb at the bottom of this post? That is the crazy cool packaging Estee Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair eye cream came in! Isn’t it fun!! I had to take a picture and share it with you! So very cool packaging aside, this eye cream is fabulous. It minimized fine lines under my eyes and does not clog pores. I am addicted! If you are looking to add one thing to your skin care routine right now, this is the product you need! Like I said, I’m addicted!

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When it’s hot outside, I notice my makeup melts off my face. When I was in Florida last month, my makeup was gone as soon as I exited the hotel! I wish I had this fabulous product from Estee Lauder. It’s called “Set + Refresh” and it does exactly that. It has a refreshing spritz which sets your makeup and prevents it from melting off your face. This product is genius! How did I live without it for so many decades???

Shop my September 2018 beauty bag:

What products have you added to your beauty arsenal this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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My favorite beauty products from the Insider Sale

sephora beauty insider sale best beauty products on sale

My favorite beauty products from Sephora from top left: Moroccanoil / Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Night Eye Cream / Estee Lauder eyemakeup remover / Laura Mercier foundation powder / Urban Decay eye palette / Estee Lauder foundation / Laura Mercer loose setting powder / Laura Mercier caviar eye pencil (I always wear cocoa) / Bobbi Brown lipstick / Urban Decay lipstick /

The Sephora Beauty Insider sale event is in full swing! This is a great time to pick up beauty products you love on deep discounts; because let’s face it, beauty products never go on sale-at least the good ones!!

The beauty products I am sharing with you today are ones I use all the time. Some have been life-long favorites, while others are new to my beauty bag. Some of these products are part of the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale, and some are not. I didn’t want to share a whole bunch of sale products with you that I don’t use, so instead, I am sharing the products I use which are sold at Sephora. You don’t see a complete skin care, or makeup routine in this post. That’s because some of the products I use aren’t sold at Sephora, and I am not going to recommend random products to you in order to fill in the gaps. You can find my current nail polish here, my skin care routine here, and my go-to blush here.

The products I have been using for over ten years include Moroccanoil, Estee Lauder eye makeup remover (I’ve been using this one since high school!), Laura Mercier Foundation Powder, and the Laura Mercier Caviar eye pencil. The other products have been added to my beauty bag in the last two years; and the eye cream in the last month. These are all incredible products which I cannot live without.

Now onto the details of this sale! If you shop at Sephora, you may already know about their beauty insider program. If you spend a minimum of $350, you become a VIB Level customer. Once you spend $1000, you become a Rouge Member. Rouge members gain access to special discounts, custom make-overs, and invite-only events. VIB members gain access to the sale on August 30, 2018, and can continue to save through September 3, 2018. Rouge members can start saving now! If you aren’t part of the Sephora membership program, you can easily join the Beauty Insider Program online here.

Shop my beauty favorites at Sephora:

What are some of your favorite Sephora products?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!

XOXO

Cathy

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