Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

I'm all about innovative packaging, so when i laid eyes on this Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick, i knew i had to have it! Sephora launched MJ's Fall Collection early for VIB Rouge customers, so i jumped at the chance of owning this lippie before anyone else!  Wow, was i glad that i did.  This beauty is seriously gorge! Your lips will pop when you swipe on this bold, honey infused lip product.  I picked up Headliner and had a little chuckle at the name.  You see, my hubby and i met (at da club - hehe called Headliners in Neptune) so i thought it was kind of a fun name reminiscent of my younger days!  A few swipes of this matte deep berry beauty and your lips will pop for hours and hours!  This baby has great stay power!  It feels incredible on my lips and the packaging is solid.  I plan on adding quite a few more to my collection as i find myself reaching for this beauty more and more!

Get yours at your local Sephora! Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Disclosure: Affliliate links... i purchased this product myself and love it!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Make Up For Ever - Makeup That Stays Put!

When I'm craving makeup that withstands the summer heat, i know i can always count on Make Up For Ever's Aqua line to ensure that everything that stays put!  They offer a wide range of products in gorgeous hues with the stay power i crave when I'm sweating profusely... and while it's not attractive, it's a reality that i must deal with!  I knew I'd found a gem when i kept my Aqua Eyes creme shadow on through hot yoga class (in 105 degree heat BTW) and it didn't budge!  Now that's impressive!  So this summer, i was excited to try some of MUFE's new products!  Well, as usual they did not disappoint!  From the Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencils, to the Aqua Rouge Lippies... you simply can't go wrong this summer with these amazing products! Here's what I'm loving!

Simplify your make up routine with an eye-catching new collection of smudge proof color that stays put no matter where the day, or night, may take you!  The latest addition to MAKE UP FOR EVER's coveted Aqua family, new Aqua Matic is a range of long-lasting, glide-on eye shadow pencils created for make up pros and novices alike! I'm loving the Iridescent Lime Green I-30... yes it's a bit flashy but so fun for summer! Another must-have from the collection is S-52 Satiny Flesh-Colored Pink.  This color is SO PERFECT for lining the inner corners of your eyes for a beautiful highlight or just simply swiped over lids.  Dab a little on your cupid's bow for added dimension... yes, i know it's an eye shadow stick but think outside the box!  I'm headed to Sephora this week to add a few more colors to my collection!  I've got my eyes on Iridescent Electric Blue I-22 and Iridescent Turquoise I-20.  I'm obsessed with blues, turquoises and cobalts, particularly this time of year! These shadow sticks glide on to the skin so softly and beautifully. I love that they stay put so you'll never have to worry about reapplying until you are ready!  They're super blendable (you have a bout 20 seconds or so to achieve the look you want).  I prefer to blend these with my fingers but a brush works well too.

MUFE's new Aqua Rouge lippie #3 in Light Rosewood is perfection at its best.  This gorgeous nude will look amazing on just about anyone!  The stay power is insane!  But unlike many drying formulas, this double sided beauty includes a sheer gloss to swipe over your lips to ensure they remain soft and smooth.  I have a few of these lippies and love them so much!  They're prefect for when you need your lip situation to stay put for an extended period of time!

MUFE's Aqua Lip Liner in 24C Vintage Coral is a perfect compliment to your Aqua Rouge Lip selection.  This beauty glides on your lips beautifully making application a cinch!  Also, i love covering my entire lip with this particular shade and swipe the gloss from the Aqua Rouge lippie across my lips for a bit of shine.  Seriously.... perfection!

Lastly, i was most excited to try MUFE's new Smokey Extravagant Mascara!  I'm always on the lookout for great lash options and this was a great one! It's sort of a dual purpose situation as the brush has a cone shape with a precision tip that helps separate lashes as the rounded base creates extravagant volume! The formula is sleek, shiny and the black in intense which i love.  It uses 4D technology, allowing an exclusive microdefining wax complex to envelope the lash surface in ultra-black pigments for far away impact and up-close precision.  I have tiny lashes and this mascara certainly provided a ton of volume and length.  My only suggestion is to let your lashes dry completely before touching them in any way or you'll run the risk of smudging.  For me it took a little longer than expected... a couple of minutes maybe?  However, once it's dry, it's not going anywhere!

Overall, i loved the new addition to Make Up For Ever's Aqua collection.  I swear, when it comes to waterproof... these products never budge!  They're always a summer favorite of mine and certainly a staple in my make up collection.  You can purchase these beauties at Sephora.

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products.

Friday, July 25, 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli - Help Me Decide!

3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli - Help Me Decide!
I've been a Phillip Lim fan for quite some time!  In fact, I've had this 3.1 Pashli Medium Satchel on the brain for like... ever!  The time has come for me to make this beauty mine but I'm a bit stumped!  This is why i decided to turn to my awesome readers for help! Which color should i get?  Before you answer that, take into account the following.  First, I'm not typically a black bag kind of girl though i believe it's important for everyone to have a couple of black classic bags in their wardrobe.  I have a Badgley Mischka bag that looks a lot like this one in black.  Also, remember when Target released their collab with Phillip Lim and i was up until 4 am to purchase my favorite bags?  Well, i got the mini version of this bag in Taupe!  OK, knowing this information, which do you think would best suit me?!  I simply cannot decide... i love them ALL!  What would you do?  Thank you all so much for your help.  I'm confident that you will steer me in the right direction!  xoxoxoxoxo, CK - FMM

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DRY SHAMPOO - New York Streets

We’ve all been there before: Slept through the alarm, quickly spritzed hair with dry shampoo in lieu of a shower, only to discover it doesn’t work! That’s where Dry Shampoo by New York Streets comes in — It’s the beauty world’s newest and best-kept secret, especially this summer while traveling or jetting off for a weekend getaway. This is a summer must-have!

This is my mid-summer night’s dream - Dry Shampoo by New York Streets

Designed to bring life back into oily hair, for the girl on the go. Inspired by busy, trendsetters, this product is essential for a clean, odor-free, voluminous look. 

Throw it in your gym bag for a post-workout pick-me-up or add to your roots for a burst of volume, this multi-functional Dry Shampoo will do wonders for your hair.
Suitable for all hair colors (no white residue, brunettes!), this product is a beauty closet staple.

Dry Shampoo is available at and retails for $17

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


If you follow me on social media, you know that I've been at Disney World with my family this past week!  I just arrived and wanted to share with you that SHOPBOP (one of my favorite online stores) is having a major sale and it ends today!  Sorry for the short notice but you have all day to shop shop SHOP!  You can take an additional 25% off already reduced sale merchandise simply by entering 25EXTRA at checkout so take advantage!!  I'm loving this bag and this one too i mean... hello, Rebecca Minkoff!  OK, I'm off to shop now and you do the same!  But... you have to let me know what you get! Promise??  xoxo, Carla

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blurred Lines... Best Line and Pore Erasers!

Blurred Lines... Best Line and Pore Erasers!
I'm so intrigued by products that literally erase fine lines and pores!  I mean seriously!  That's just so amazing to me!  My first experience of such a nature happened when i tried Benefit's POREfessional! Wow!  This is just one of those products that you have to try for yourself to believe!  Apply a dab of this beauty on your face and boom... pores are gone

I recently tried and loved Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.  It's such an innovative product. The product itself can best be described as a solid gel in a compact.  Swipe the sponge applicator on the product, dab on your face and watch as it instantly blurs your skin.  It's insane!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder is soooo amazing!  Dab a little of this beauty on the brush and apply to your face in circular motions. It instantly erases pores and fine lines. This product in so effective and a little goes a long way!  Oh and if you're looking for the bronzer version of this, check it out here!

I sampled Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer last year during the Makeup Date that i hosted for Bloomingdales.  The second i swatched it, i knew i had to purchase it!  Yes, it's a bit pricey but it smooths out your skin like no other.  Seriously, if you are able to swatch this, you must!  You will see for yourself exactly what i am talking about.  This makes your skin luminous and silky smooth while prepping it for your makeup application!  It's perfection... seriously!

So let's chat! What are your go-to products to blur out fine lines and pores?! 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Armour V - Brigitte

I've been a fan of Armour lip glosses for over a year now.  These beauties pack on the the color and the hues are simply glorious!  When i first learned about Armour's new Vegan lippie i knew i had to try it! Brigitte is the prettiest peachy pink pearl shimmer.  This beauty will appeal to just about every skin tone as it's soft and neutral yet so feminine and beautiful.  This gloss was inspired by the gorgeous icon Brigitte Bardot for her beauty and animal rights activism.  Don't you just love that?  This gloss has major stay power!  It's rich in natural oil and butters to moisturize and protect lips.  It is also vegan, paraben free, gluten free and completely cruelty free.  This naturally based, long wearing, Rock N' Roll lip gloss is vanilla/grapefruit scented making it a pleasure to wear!  Personally I'm obsessed with this beauty!  Check it out!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are mine based on my experience with this product.  See full disclosure for more information.