Tag: black

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner


On a recently mentioned trip to Sephora in San Francisco, I traded in a long time favorite eyeliner for a new one. I wasn’t sure if it could outdo my beloved Trish McEvoy, but it just plain blew it out of the water. I am a Kat Von D Tattoo Liner devotee from here on!

This waterproof liquid liner comes in pen form with a well-designed brush for great ease of application. It is super precise and fine – a reason I love it as I prefer a very tight and thin line. The ink is super pigmented and has not dried out one bit since I purchased three weeks ago. I have been wearing Trooper which is a deep, true black. Most impressive is the formula’s ability to last all day long without cracking, fading or running.

The salesperson who recommended it to me had a dramatic cat eye that looked fabulous so I can see how with more pressure this could make for a beautiful, thicker line. I like a very subtle defining line and can achieve this by laying the tip right by the lash line from the inner to outer corner.

And as a cruelty-free advocate, I love that Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals. Available at Sephora.


Wednesday On The Web

Black Workwear and Messy Bun on Belle Belle Beauty

Hope you guys are having a great week. Mine happens to be fairly stellar at work. And personally, a bit rocky. But I am so tremendously grateful for this little blog and this little life carved out here in Oklahoma. I seriously have reverse Seasonal Affect Disorder – I don’t know anyone else who gets happier with the end of Daylight Savings.

As a side note – no, I promise I am not goth – but my fabulous coworker and friend commented to me today how I always wear black. Or rather… her words were “black is a serious part of your color palette.” Plus, I am seriously often rocking the messy bun. The above reminds me of the look I go for every day at the office.

This beautiful quote (found here):

It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.

This new collection at Target has me feeling all cozy and warm inside.

I just bought these boots. I have had them in green for over five years and they are seriously comfy. Did I mention they were on sale???

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Le Métier de Beauté introduces The Beauty Vault for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My adoration of  Le Métier de Beauté is no secret. I think the boutique cosmetic brand continues to chrun out innovative and well-made makeup that channels cutting edge technology. But all that science ratchets up the price point. Now, there is a great opprotunity for newcomers to the brand to try out the cult classics without breaking the bank. This whole set is only $49!!!

To celebrate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Le Métier de Beauté is offering a collection with travel sized:

  • Peau Vierge Tinted Luminizer (Shade 2)
  • Precision Liquid Liner
  • Anamorphic Lash Mascara

The Peau Vierge Tinted Luminizer works like a tinted moisturizer, letting the skin show through but blending away imperfections. It is on the sheer side of coverage. The formula combines the anti-aging benefits of retinol with the innovative Syntoc Actif delivery system to effectively plump and smooth wrinkles from the inside out for soft, beautiful skin.

Precision Liquid Liner in Noir, perhaps my all time favorite eyeliner, has a Mont Blanc crafted pen. What makes it unique is the calligraphic precision. This is perfect for that precise cat-eye that we are seeing everywhere for fall.

Anamorphic Lash Mascara mini in Black is made with beeswax and has a full brush. The effect is lashes full of volume that isn’t a total pain to remove.

The Beauty Vault is available, as a set only, at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com from July 22 to August 1, 2012 (but I hear it is already on counters and I found it online here).