Beauty


Spring 2019 makeup must haves

dior lipsticks spring makeup must haves

Pictured: Dior lipsticks /

Spring 2019 is here! How have I not posted my spring 2019 makeup must-have’s yet? Well, thankfully we aren’t too far into the spring season, so now is a great time to share my favorite makeup with you this season! If you have been reading my blog for awhile, many of these items will look like old hat to you. If you are new here, I hope you love my favorite beauty products too!

I will always standby my Laura Mercier caviar stick, foundation powder, and concealer. Chanel’s eye shadow quad’s, nail polishes, and blush colors are a longtime favorite too. Dior’s lipstick is a new one for me! I’m currently loving lipsticks from Chanel, Dior, and Almay. Estee Lauder is my go-to foundation; as always!

You can see everything I am using and loving this spring season in the widget below.

Shop my spring 2019 makeup favorites online:

If you want to see more, check out my review of Chanel’s spring nail polish collection here, and Chanel’s late spring nail polish collection here.

What are your favorite makeup collections for spring 2019?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

dior lipstick review


Spring 2019 fragrances

spring 2019 fragrances

From top left: Vetiver 46 / Roja / Agua Allegoria / Estee Lauder Belle Beautiful (one of my fav’s-I wear it often) / Twilly D’Hermes / Murdock Vetiver / Tiffany / Replica /

Spring 2019 is here! This means it is time to move away from our warm, heavy winter fragrances, and into something more fresh and spring-like. . .or is it?

For the spring 2019 season, we are seeing a resurgence of the heavier fragrances from the late 1980s and early 1990s. This was the era where you left a trail of scent in your wake. As fashion tends towards this era, so does fragrance! Get ready to pair your bold hues, biker shorts, and puffy sleeves with vetiver; and be sure to leave a trail.

My signature fragrance in the early to mid-1990s was Gio de Giorgio Armani. It was a heavy vetiver scent which always left a trail. When fragrance softened up in the late 1990s, vetiver was left for men’s cologne only; even then, it was watered down. This season, perfumer’s are featuring the heavy fragrance note, and designing entire perfumes around vetiver! I think I am in love!!!

So, for the spring 2019 season, look for medium to heavy fragrances. Look for something warm, leathery, and woody. Mix those florals with something slightly masculine, and always leave a trail!

I went smelling, and found a few fabulous scents which embody different facets of the fragrance trends this spring season. There is something for everyone in my collage above! Find your ideal floral, citrus, or vetiver! I hope you love these as much as I do!

Shop spring fragrances:

What is your favorite spring scent? Are you ready to leave a trail? Or will you continue to wear skin scents?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment review

estee lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment review

pictured: Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment c/o Estee Lauder /

As someone who has celebrated the anniversary of her 39th birthday for a few years now. . .a-hem. . .my skin is at a phase in life where fine lines, and dark spots, are starting to be visible. As much as I would like to pretend none of this is on my face, it is! I can’t ignore it when I look in the mirror.

Although I have decided to stay 39 forever, my skin knows my true age has a four in front of it. A-hem, pretend you didn’t read that. Anyway. . . retinol is one of the most effective treatments in combating wrinkles and helping one’s skin defy age. Since I aim to defy my age, this is a treatment with my name written all over it!

Estee Lauder has been one of my favorite go-to skin care and makeup brands since I was in high school. They always use advanced technology to create the most amazing products which actually work! I’m currently addicted to their eye cream, which I swear, has reduced fine lines around my eyes over time. Since their eye cream works magical wonders on my skin, I was excited when Estee Lauder sent me their Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment to test out; I knew it would be fabulous!!

When using a retinol treatment, it is good to avoid going out in the sun. This is the one good thing about all the grey, rainy weather we have been having over the past month. Since there are zero sunny days, it has been the perfect time to use this Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment on my facial skin. Of course, even if the sun isn’t shining, it is important to use a strong SPF on your skin during the day because the rays can still get through the clouds and you will need to protect your skin while using a retinol treatment even more; but I digress, back to this fabulous product!

I have fallen in love with Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment. It has evened out my skin tone, reducing dark spots so that they can hardly be seen. This is really important for me since I shy away from wearing foundation, preferring a foundation powder in my daily makeup routine. I want my skin to have a clean, even look. This product helps me keep that up!

The Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment is a great item to keep in your beauty arsenal if you have dark spots and/or fine lines/wrinkles. I’m all about using products, rather than getting injections, to keep skin looking it’s best. So, if you like to be natural too, this is a must have!

You can find the Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol treatment online here.

My current Estee Lauder obsessions:

Have you tried retinol before? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy