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Sarah xx 

Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector

Aloha from Hawaii beauties! I hope you’re all having a good week. I’m soaking in the sun and enjoying Honolulu which is practically a second home for me.

Today I want to introduce you to Becca’s limited edition Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector. You guys may remember I did a post on Becca’s latest product releases here and this particular Skin Perfector was calling my name.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on one and it’s just as I expected: perfection in a compact!

Becca Blushed Copper

Just a side note: Becca was only available at Sephora via their online store but it seems they’re now stocking them in-store as I bought this compact from the actual store. The manager informed me they only got the display in the day before so keep your eye on your local Sephora for Becca products in the coming weeks (if they haven’t already stocked up).

The limited edition Blushed Copper shade is in the Pressed form, which is powder. Texture wise it’s exactly the same as the gorgeous silky super blendable finish we’ve come to expect from Becca’s permanent Shimmering Skin Perfector range. The soft shimmer factor is also the same; giving the skin a gorgeous glow.

Get Becca Limited Edition Blushed Copper HERE

Becca Blushed Copper Skin Perfector

Becca Blushed Copper swatched – Top pic: built up / Bottom pic: blended

What I love about this particular shade is the perfect balance of blush and copper. The name couldn’t be more fitting. It’s a true rose gold/blush with a copper undertone. You can use it over bronzer and the copper will complement the warm colors or you can use it as a blush and that’s when the rose/blush undertones really come out.

I really wish Becca added this shade to their permanent line as their Rose Gold shade is more on the pink side and their Topaz shade is too gold/brown. This one is a perfect in-between shade for those who prefer a warmer glow with just enough color.

I know limited edition products run the risk of us falling in love with them and not able to get them again but if you’re a fan of highlighters like me and especially Becca ones, the Blushed Copper is an absolute must!

 

What’s your must-have favorite highlighter? xx

 

Snupps

Have you ever done a clean up of your closet and found stuff in there that you totally forgot you had? What about buying a lipstick, only to come home and realise you already had one exactly the same? And lets say you’re going out somewhere and you just can’t seem to figure out what to wear cos you can’t even remember what’s in your drawers?

If you answered yes to any of the above, I’ve got an app for you that’s about to make your life a whole lot easier!

It’s called Snupps. It’s basically a digital version of your belongings right there in the palm of your hand to organise, scroll through and even share with your friends/followers if you wish. It’s truly genius and loaded with helpful features, you’re gonna wonder how you ever managed without it!

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I’ve been looking for such an app for a while, mainly for my makeup products. Between my personal stash, my pro kit and all the products I review for the blog, it can get quite overwhelming to even remember what I have. This app is exactly what I needed!

Snupps allows its users to create “shelves” where you can categorise your belongings from clothes, shoes, makeup, Christmas decorations to craft goods, wine collection and whatever else you can imagine. You can keep your profile private or make it public and follow people (and allow them to follow you) to share pictures, like and comment; just like other social media. There’s also an Explore option where you can check out public profiles of what others have created or search particular items.
 
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When you create a shelf,  it allows you to add as many pictures as you like related to that shelf. You can either source the picture from the internet or take your own photos.

As an example, I have a shelf for Foundations (which I’m in the process of adding pictures of all the foundations I have). I just used internet sourced pictures of the bottles but you can take your own photos and even include swatches if you like.
 
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When you add a picture, there are info boxes you can fill out such as the name of the product, how much it cost, warranty details depending on the item you’re saving and you can add your own notes about it. It even goes a step further and lets you rate the item so in case of makeup products like this, you can check the rating you’ve given it and even refer to your notes so you can remember what you liked or disliked about it.
 
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I only just began to fill out my shelves and considering the amount of makeup I have, it’s gonna take me a while before I can move onto my clothes, shoes, accessories and the likes. I’m looking forward to that too though cos imagine going shopping and finding an item you love and wondering if it would go with what you have in your closet. With this app, your closet is basically in the palm of your hand so you can scroll through and make calculated decisions about your purchases.

I think once you store all your existing items, it’ll become much easier to maintain the shelves as you can just snap a photo of your newly bought item and add them to your “digital closet”. I’m really enjoying this app and love that I can scroll through my categories and see all my items right in front of me.

You can download Snupps both on iPhone and Android and you can also access everything from the comfort of your desktop at www.snupps.com

Are any of you on Snupps? What do you think of this app? xx 

 

NARS Tahiti Bronze Collection 2015

Of all the seasonal launches in the beauty world, I look forward to spring/summer releases the most. It usually means brands will delve into the rich warm bronze and copper color palettes, soft scents of flowers and coconuts, nourishing oils and a hint of healthy shimmer and glow…and I’m already dreaming of lazing by the beach with palm trees rustling in the soft wind.

Well, NARS definitely tapped into my thoughts with their new Tahiti Bronze collection!

Last-Resort-Collection

 NARS Last Resort Tahiti Bronze Collection 2015

Featuring 3 key products to help you shine your way through the warmer months, they also added fun temporary tattoos to complete the look. Other than the tattoos, this collection is made up of revised versions of some of NARS’s existing favorites.
 

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Monoi Body Glow / Body Glow / Tahiti Laguna Bronzer 

Monoi Body Glow $59: “Monoï de Tahiti oil is the result of macerating the tiare flower (Tahitian gardenia) in refined coconut extract for at least 10 days, slowly infusing the oil with nutrients as well as a delicate, natural fragrance”. Imagine this nourishing oil glistening with a silky finish on your skin! With each bottle containing a tiare flower in it, this soothing, beautifying oil is a definite treat.

Body Glow $59: Again Monoi Oil being the star ingredient, this bottle of Body Glow has a rich chocolate shimmer mixed in to give the skin a hint of bronze along with that healthy sheen. *Such tinted oils highlight the higher points on the body (just like a highlighter does for the face), drawing attention to tops of the shoulders, collar bones as well as lengthening the arms and the legs.

Tahiti Laguna Bronzing Powder $59: One of my all time favorite bronzers, NARS’ Laguna is a gorgeous shade which is subtle enough to use as an all over bronzer, yet has cool undertones that can also double up as contour powder. Also in this compact is a mini size of NARS’ ever so popular Ita Kabuki brush. It’s perfect for an even dusting of the bronzer as well as chiselling perfect cheekbones.

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Temporary Tattoos $35: Last summer’s metallic gold temporary tattoos have been re-invented in traditional black color by NARS. If you’re a fan of delicate temp tattoos which can easily replace jewellery, then these would look so pretty against the bronzed sheen of the products in this gorgeous collection.
 

What gets you excited about Spring/Summer beauty releases?