I've been thinking of creative ways to show off the Vegas buying. I realized in laying out my wares that I've been gravitating towards beauty products.
When it comes to beauty secrets I dont have many (or perhaps any). If you've seen me it would be obvious that I don't wear a lot of make-up, I have just never been that into it. I would like to be, but I always shirk away from it. Being a make-up minimalist has its benefits though. Since I dont buy too many products (in fact I buy only basics, like moisturizer and powder) I have some room to splurge on my version of the necessities.
Firstly, I believe in lip gloss. Im not a lipstick gal. I like pinks and nudes with a tad of sparkle, and I figure since this is my only pop of color in my beauty regimen (and an important one at that) I like to only buy high-end lip gloss. I loved this Chanel color and had to try it on. I've convinced myself that I cant wear red on my lips (I never think it looks good) but this color is pretty sheer with lots of gold flecks and blue undertones. I tried it on and it's unlike any other color I have. Sold. By the way, always try a beauty product on, just like clothes, because you can't return these babies.
One of my favorite scents is Chloe. Love Hannah MacGibbon. I love Chloe's clothes, but this scent lingers in the most lovely way. Again, since I dont buy make-up products I can invest in quality perfume. And I beleive high-end scents are a worthwhile investment. Speaking of, I recently picked up Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle Touche Scintillante. It's a shimmering oil that you dab on. Special pefumes for special occasions.
To brighten up a face sans make-up I rely on jewelry and accessories. Like the silver in the eye shadow, I picked up some silver oriented accessories that caught my eye. Check out this belt from Coach. A great belt than can also double as a statement necklace. It was $40 at the outlets at Primm. Great price for a double-duty piece. And then there's that rhinestone encrusted stretch headband from Juicy Couture. A real beauty indeed.