Nars The Multiple in Siam is Keeping me Hot in Jamaica

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Hello from sunny Jamaica!!

The hubby and I are on our honeymoon, and we’ve had an amazing time. We’re at resort near Ocho Rios, and since we leave on Saturday, we’re packing in as much beach time as possible. As you can imagine, I packed way more makeup than I could ever wear. It’s about 80 degrees here, and I have no plans to wear any of the foundations or tinted moisturizers I brought!

Edit: I ended up wearing one, but I forgot my powder! I was a shiny mess.

Instead, I’m wearing a lightweight SPF moisturizer by Hada Labo and wearing Nars The Matte Multiple in Siam. It looks bold and bright in the tube, but it’s really not that bad at all. I just lightly dotted the product on the area and rubbed it in. Sorry, I know it’s not the best picture, but I’m blogging from my phone!

These are the kinds of products I live for! I intended to use it as a bit of color to liven up my cheeks, but it was equally as stunning on the lips.

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Bevel Brings Out the Sexy In Shaving

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I really appreciate having a man with facial hair. There’s something about it that really completes a look. My dad and my brothers weren’t ever really able to grow any—but my fiancé is a totally different story.

The first time we saw the Bevel kit, we were stunned. There was a really cool feel to it, it’s modern and sleek. They made it seem really, really cool to shave. Since Josh shaves 2-3 times a week and it’s part of his lifestyle, I can’t imagine a better fit.

From time to time, Josh has a breakout or two on his face. We’re thinking that’ll change though – Bevel created their products with us in mind. Since their shaving system is made with course hair in mind, their products reduce razor bumps and irritation. In fact, they say you’ll get clearer skin in just 4 weeks. I don’t know about the men in your life, but Josh isn’t using cleanser, toner and a proper moisturizer every day. If this is supposed to help, I’m excited.

 

First, let me just say, I loved the easy to read booklet. It had easy to follow, step-by-step directions for using everything in the kit. I read him the directions aloud, and he breezed through it all.

One of the nice things about this is getting the feel of a barber shop in the comfort of your own home.  The primer prepped the hair, and he had a gentler glide with the razor. Josh admitted that he’d never used a brush to apply his own shaving cream at home, but he said he’d be sure to do so from now on because it gave him a more even layer of product.

As for the razor, he noticed a difference easily. He didn’t have to press as hard, and he didn’t need to go over any areas more than once. He actually cut down on shaving time! I know that people have been using aftershave forever, but the restorative balm had to be one of the highlights of the kit. The scent is soft and masculine, and you can feel how it moisturizes and soothes the skin. Josh’s skin was supple. It’s never been that soft before.

Overall, I think this kit should be an essential in men’s homes all over the world! It’s an affordable luxury, and if it’s a necessity, why not have it? They’ve got a subscription service, so your products are replenished every 90 days with a 90 day size kit.  I’ve never seen Josh spend so much time on his face, and I’m so glad he did!

You can check out Bevel here and use promo code SCANDALOUSBEAUTY20 for a 20% discount off the first month!

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I’m Married!!!

I'm Married!!!!!

It’s been a few long weeks of planning, stressing, smiling, crying, and pure madness as we planned, prepped for and had our wedding! Although we got engaged on the fourth of July, we didn’t get to the crazy stage until a few weeks ago. Here’s the view from my desk at work. Josh and I got married last Sunday, March 30th. Every part of the day was absolutely amazing. These are only four of the 100+ shots from the photobooth. This was the hit of the wedding–I promise you, if you get married or know someone who is, definitely advise them to get one!!

Anywho, I’m really excited to share the details of the wedding including the vendors and my DIY adventures. There are some things that I should have just paid for, and there were certain things that I’m really happy I did myself. I’ll be doing individual vlogs on my old natural hair Youtube account with details. Week one of wedded bliss–complete!

More than anything, I’m ready to start blogging about makeup again! There have been so many product launches, collaborations and beauty details that I didn’t get to share over the last few weeks. Don’t worry, I’m in the full swing of things again and can’t wait to give you all the juice!



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I’m Renting Dresses For Every Occasion: Here’s Why!

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Meet my bestie, Miriam.  

She had the amazing idea to have all the ladies wear dresses, my favorite outfit! When it came time for me to find said outfit, I was over it. No dress was good enough or fancy enough or “Erin” enough. And then it made sense–rent one! I went to Rent The Runway (join here!), the site where I had been saving dresses in my favorites for about two years.

There it was, the perfect dress! The Alice by Monique Lhuillier was an absolute hit. I got a million compliments on it. I rented this dress for $40 on Rent The Runway.  I got to keep it for 4 days, plus it came with a pre-addressed envelope to send back the dress. Even more exciting, you get to choose two sizes (the perfect back up if one doesn’t fit).

You can search dresses by color, sleeve length, price, occasion, you name it! You can even search based on your body type. They’ve got dresses for date night and graduation, and even dressier events like balls and galas. I don’t know how many dresses I’ve bought, but rarely wear because I don’t have a reason to! In fact, I had such a good experience that I’ve already rented two more dresses for this week! (I tried on the dress for my rehearsal dress and it’s just darling.) They also have some accessories and beauty products.   They’ve got random offers that go out, and if you sign up and rent a dress using my code, both of us get a $20 rental credit! (And when you invite your friends, you’ll get even more credits if they rent!)

Disclosure: You and I receive a credit if you sign up and rent a dress using the links above. We both win! 

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Becca’s New Foundation is Full Coverage, Lightweight Perfection

Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Review

 

Most people know I love Becca Cosmetics. So when I found out that they came out with yet ANOTHER foundation, I had to own it. Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème ($44) is a game changer. Becca says:

Ideal for any skin type, this formula contains a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely conceal imperfections, redness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture in a weightless cream.

  • For a beautifully seamless application, ensure that your face is well hydrated and allow your moisturizer or primer to fully absorb into the skin before applying the crème.
  • This foundation is designed to be used with a brush.
  • The average foundation formula usually contains 10 to 15 percent pigment and 5 to 10 percent water, whereas this product contains 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water.
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, alcohol and fragrance.

So I tried it on with a skunk brush and wore it around. My dark marks were covered and I wasn’t super shiny. The craziest part is that I forgot I had foundation on. It’s SO lightweight that you can barely feel it. I would even venture to say that tinted moisturizers aren’t this light. I dare you to head on over to foundation and try it out. It’s worth the trip, I promise.

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