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August Glam Talk

august-1-finalHi, Dolls! August is here, can you believe it?! Let’s pull out the bubbly and another browser for some much-needed online shopping.

Let the Glam Begin!

Isn’t it so great that we can have a glass of champs and shop at the same time?! I mean, I use to do this in stores when I lived in Las Vegas,(Yes you can bring drinks into a mall, how great is that) however I guess it’s frowned upon to do this in California. As a new wife, I really don’t want to explain a mishap drinking while shopping here at South Coast Plaza to my hubby. If you aren’t here in SoCal, let me just say South Coast Plaza is the very best mall EVER! It’s worth an Orange County visit.

This month’s beauty must-haves are soo soo good! Ok, even though I have it listed as #6 below, it totally needs to be the first beauty glam item discussed! I’ve been using Naked Palettes for the longest time, and I wasn’t sure if I could pull off their new Heat palette. You know those women who can pull off any color and look amazing?!

Ya, that’s not me I actually can look somewhat like a clown!

The good news is this palette is FIRE and too gorgeous, the pigment is on another level and stays all throughout the night.I can’t imagine a woman this wouldn’t look good on. BTW the color scorched in this palette is so beautiful on the eyelid! It’s def worth the $54 purchase. Because this is a warmer palette its a great transition into our Fall season.

If you are active on social media, you are probably using or have heard of Ouai! I’m so skeptical of hair products, but I can honestly say this line is BOMB. Ok, I don’t think BOMB is cool to say anymore. Anyways, I purchased the hair oil (Smells AHHHmazing) thinking I could create a sexy Kim K wet beach wave look although I looked more like a wet rag doll. I guess I need more practice! Lol

Don’t be a Flake and try Soap & Glory’s luxurious products at a fraction of the price. This company sent me some goodies a few months ago, and now I’m hooked on their products. You can find them at Target, I use the exfoliant, and it smells too good!

How did I not know about Blankety lipstick? I think I’m a snob when it comes to Mac I always roll up to the counters, spitting out my list of things I need + paired with my 6 refills for a new lipstick. Recently they had a campaign for nudes, and there was a beautiful lip pic that I so needed deets on. The Mac artist had told me the shade and obv left me somewhat dumbfounded that I  did not know of  Blankety! I love it, great nude with a hint of pink. It’s on the cooler shade!

Exclusive to Sephora is Urban Decay’s Velevetizer. I really wanted to try it hands on so I went to Sephora and it was completely sold out. I ended up purchasing online with my Fast Flash Shipping, Thank you Sephora!!!! I used it this past weekend on a date night with the hubby, and it was complete magic. It completely filled in all of my pores and left such a smooth final glam finish.

I love Billion Dollar Brows especially their Brow Butter pomade. I mean, this company deserves a round of applause for their genius name. Who doesn’t want to have brows that look like a billion, I do! One of my favorite words to use is Butter, hence my dogs’ name. I was naturally drawn to this product, but the name isn’t the only thing great, this works wonders shaping your brows. It comes with a mirror, an angled brush, and the pomade. I love that the color doesn’t pull any warmth if you love cooler tones for brows, this is a Must and won’t disappoint. It’s listed as #7 on the pic above. P.S. if you read my blog mama, I bought you one! It will be sent to you August 15th. xx

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation is a fab product; although I still need to purchase a shade darker. My girlfriend told me about this and I’m so happy that she did! You know you have good girlfriends when they tell you about their beauty tricks! This foundation leaves a smooth finish with a small amount of a dewy-ness to it. I love that I can throw it in my purse for a touchup as well.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for beauty must-haves for now! In the meantime don’t forget to subscribe. All of my BFF’s via email will get first access to my upcoming beauty giveaway for this month.

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  1. Patty

    August 2nd, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Do you use the Tarte Clay Stick Foundation as an all over foundation or more of a highlighter? I love their products but this looks small and like I would fly right through it if I used for my entire face.

  2. Christie Ku

    August 2nd, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    You will use it all over, a little goes along way. It actually seems kind of small, but there is alot of product. Thanks for stopping by. xx

  3. Filiz Aydogdu

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    thank you for this review! it will help me for my next beauty shopping!

  4. Christie Ku

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Yes! Thanks for stopping by. xx

  5. Rowan

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Is that a picture of you? Because you look amazing!! Also I love the soap and glory stuff, it’s amazing!

    Rowan | From

  6. Christie Ku

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Right love Soap & Glory! Yes, that’s me, you are too kind!xx

  7. Katie

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I’m going to have to try the Velvetizer- it looks divine!

  8. Christie Ku

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Katie you will love it! Thanks for stopping by. xx

  9. Paulette

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you for your insights on these makeup products! Very helpful as I’m starting to get into makeup again!

  10. Christie Ku

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    That’s so great Paulette! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Melissa

    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I might have to try Velvetizer. I really need something that smoothes things out!

  12. Sheree

    August 3rd, 2017 at 6:20 am

    LOVE this beauty roundup! I’ve heard so much good things about the HEAT palette from beauty bloggers to youtube vloggers. So I’m def dying to try it out along with the Velvetizer.

    xo Sheree

  13. Christie Ku

    August 3rd, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks doll! OMG you will love the Velvetizer. xx

  14. Meladee

    August 3rd, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Great post. I love the Urban Decay eyeshadow. I am going to try the other products in their product line.

  15. Christie Ku

    August 3rd, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Meladee I think you will love it! Thanks for stopping by. xx

  16. Sofia

    August 3rd, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love the clay tarte foundation it has such a great coverage! And I’ll definitely want to try out some products you just mentioned

  17. Christie Ku

    August 3rd, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Yes Tarte Fans UNITE! Thanks for stopping by.xx

  18. Ella

    August 3rd, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Im not really a glam / makeup person and has been slackin on this area of mylife for years! But recently my bff challenged me to do research and start with one lipstick. Thanks for this post. I know now what to buy for my birthday

  19. Christie Ku

    August 3rd, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Happy early Bday Ella! Blankety is a perfect starter! Thanks for stopping by.xx

  20. kristal

    August 4th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    These are all great birthday gifts ideas. I love the vanity.

  21. The Makeup Reviewer

    August 4th, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the review. Definitely thinking about the Naked palette.

  22. Christie Ku

    August 4th, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    It really is soooo good!

  23. Casey Smith

    August 4th, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love all of Tarte’s products they are the best, I have to checkout that lipstick though by Mac!

  24. Christie Ku

    August 4th, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks Casey for stopping by! I think you will love it, perfect pink/nude!

  25. Amanda

    August 4th, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Tarte products are so good! You look gorgeous in your photo!

  26. Christie Ku

    August 4th, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks so much Amanda! xx

  27. Maritza

    August 5th, 2017 at 2:23 am

    YES to the Soap & Glory Flake Away! The smell just engulfs my bathroom everytime I use it. 🙂

  28. Christie Ku

    August 5th, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Right! Thanks for stopping by. xx

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