Tag: Bite Beauty

[ Belated ] April Favorites // Beauty + Lifestyle (and playlist)

may 14, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

I know, it’s already mid-May – I filmed this the first week of May, and just wasn’t able to edit right away. I hope you still enjoy! Let me know your current favorites. xoxo, mercedes.

Products mentioned –

Vibrational Medicine book http://amzn.to/2r9BOxc

Intelligent Nutrients hand sanitizer http://amzn.to/2pGHRIg

Precious Skin Elixirs Peridot Cleansing Balm* http://bit.ly/2qesGYQ

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish* http://bit.ly/2pSikQr

Vered Botanicals Toner* http://bit.ly/2pOdLGn

Vered Botanicals Anti-Aging Face Oil* http://bit.ly/2pOksIx

RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up http://bit.ly/2qbNSjP

Trish McEvoy Foundation Brush http://bit.ly/2raNpwO

Au Naturale blush http://bit.ly/2qaTlYI

Bite Beauty Torte [limited edition]

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick http://bit.ly/2phH2W8

Luminarc glasses http://amzn.to/2rbdpZ0

Captain Blankenship Smudge Spray http://bit.ly/2qeE4DS

Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Deck http://amzn.to/2pHyybW

Druid Animal Oracle Deck http://amzn.to/2pHwWyM

Vert Nouveau Facebook Group (search for the group on Facebook and request to join!)

 

La Musique –

(please consider supporting these artists by purchasing their tracks for your own library if you enjoy them)
1. LTJ Bukem – Moodswings
2. LTJ Bukem – Revival by Blame
3. Air – All I Need
4. Air – Les Professionnels
5. Nightmares on Wax -Les Nuits
6. Nightmares on Wax – Nights
7. Nightmares on Wax – Stars
8. Nightmares on Wax – Survival

February Favorites and why do I have such a hard time posting regularly here

march 5, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, musique du jour

Lately I’ve been in that mode of feeling paralyzed by the amount of things I both need and want to do with L’amour. And I’m not getting a ton accomplished. I had this pipe dream of a M-F blog post on here, that hasn’t happened. My latest goal is to archive all my videos on here somehow so that products I’ve reviewed in video can be searchable here, since I can’t always remember where to direct people to. And then there’s the whole backlog of videos I desperately want to film but just do.not.have.the.time. Two nights of French class a week the past few months has cut into L’amour time, so once that wraps maybe things will ease back up. I just basically resent having to have a “real” job! Or perhaps I just need to hire someone to do some of these cataloguing/archiving things for me? Is that what people do, hire people?

Learning as I go, I suppose. But here’s the video I posted today with the complete product list, for your searching pleasure! And, I’m going to be putting up a quick post in the next few days on three different beauty subscription boxes I just tested and wanted to do a video but yeah that’s not happening. No time, and other things in the queue that I know you’ll be more into.

Watch February Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites on Youtube!

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Products Mentioned –
Stark Tendril Hair Oil* http://www.starkskincare.com/products/tendril-nourishing-hair-oil
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum* http://seph.me/2jPfdqi
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream http://bit.ly/2lLTWP2
Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation http://bit.ly/2kr1beT
Red Apple Lipstick shadow in Vamp* http://bit.ly/2lNMemL
Kjaer Weis Abundance http://bit.ly/2kKRMLe
Hourglass Mood Light Powder http://bit.ly/2lPTBYt
Tata Harper Illuminate Cream Highlight* http://seph.me/2lc0BxC
Bite Beauty Aubergine http://seph.me/2li8odJ
Rodin Billie on the Bike http://bit.ly/2n24mGY
AILA Topcoat http://amzn.to/2lM3Sbt
Red Flower Ohana Gingergrass Bamboo Scrub http://bit.ly/2lQ20uI
Therapie Awaken Skin scrub https://www.beautyhabit.com/products/awaken-skin-rehab-scrub
Eco-Tan https://us.ecotan.com.auM
Kit’s Organic bars http://amzn.to/2msgXGy
House of Intuition Intention Candles https://houseofintuitionla.com/collections/magic-candles

Media Favorites –
Kimberly’s Clark’s Anti-Hauls http://bit.ly/2mgyIoq
Moonlight (YAY BEST PICTURE!)
NY Times Daily podcast
Crimetown podcast
Missing Richard Simmons

La Musique –
DJ Lyneé Denise http://www.djlynneedenise.com
Melodie set from Club Eden

Friday Things: Recent Beauty Heroes June Box Review Video + Boston’s Sephora at the Prudential

june 3, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos

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On Wednesday (my birthday!) I uploaded my review of the June Beauty Heroes box, featuring The Emotive Makeup Collection by Modern Minerals x Lotus Wei. This box was SUPER polarizing and I really do understand – my first impressions were decidedly underwhelming. I tried to remain neutral and unbiased while testing the products in the box out, and you can hear how my thoughts and product experience evolved.  Beauty Heroes will be changing how they deal with makeup in their boxes, sooooo hop over to go watch and hear it all! Also there are tons of comments where people shared their brutally honest opinions too, in case you’re interested.

Products in the box include the following –

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Lotus Wei-infused lip gloss in Padparadscha

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Lip Gloss in Citrine

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Modern Moonstone Cream Highlighter (exclusive to Beauty Heroes subscribers)

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Rose Quartz Eyeshadow

To subscribe to Beauty Heroes for the upcoming three months and to receive the June box from Modern Minerals x Lotus Wei:
http://bit.ly/1NBr58q

To give a Beauty Heroes Gift Subscription:
http://bit.ly/1NDKDZz

To learn more about Beauty Heroes as an eco-beauty subscription box service, here is a playlist of all my past Beauty Heroes reviews –
http://bit.ly/1UAcfS1

Ok AND THEN – I went to Sephora at the Prudential Center (in Boston) last night. I had been to their temporary space while the new space was being put together and DEAR LORD IS IT SOMETHING TO BEHOLD. It’s obviously massive, but what blew me away was seeing brands I’ve never seen in a brick and mortar Sephora – Briogeo, Verb, they’re getting Oaui soon, Tata Harper makeup, Surratt, EVERYTHING. Died.

I brought the Christophe Robin thickening spray to return (teaser, you’ll see this in my Mercedes Shops this Sunday!), and ended up getting all THIS:

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So actually the only thing I purchased was the Surratt Relevée Eyelash curler which I talked about wanting here, and lordy lord do they know how to lure a sister in with their packaging. Not shown here but in comes in a gorgeous black box with the super chic and elegant Surratt logo embossing, and the curler itself lives in this little black drawstring pouch. First impressions after trying it last night…unlike any other SHAPE of a curler I’ve used, it’s actually very FLAT and doesn’t have as much of an arc to it, if that makes sense? It feels very weighty and…intense. The curl it gave was gorgeous and my lashes were still curled this morning : p I need to play more, but I think I love it.

The other things here were freebies! The Bite Beauty matte lip crayon on Glacé is a new June 100 point perk (nothing else really spoke to me…was considering also throwing in the Hourglass primer mini but nah), and I went for Marc Jacobs in lieu of Fresh for my birthday gift (NARS was better last year imo).  Here are the lip colors swatched along with a completely gratuitous shot of another recent addition to my jewelry collection – that video is coming SOON because I am OBSESSED with the new adornment in my life:

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Glacé reminds me of two colors I already own, Nudus 27 Kisses and Bite Buttercream in Rosewood (yes, you will see this Sunday TOO SO MANY SPOILERS). The Marc Jacobs shade is called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (cute) and looks like a pretty universally flattering rose pink.

So that’s my Friday for you, playing around with new loot. What’s going on with YOU? <3

 

Nude Lipstick/Everyday Lip Product Collection AND a Mother’s Day Giveaway on Instagram!

may 8, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos

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Sharing my nude lipstick/everyday lip product collection on YouTube this Sunday, complete with lots of arm swatches which end up looking like a beautiful work of art when I’m all done! It’s the little things. I’m also intending to do a companion video of my bold lipsticks – my one true makeup love!

Also, Happy Mother’s Day! Amaki Beauty, who sponsored a Valentine’s Day giveaway I did, sent me a box of beautiful products for a Mother’s Day giveaway. These things would make beautiful gifts, or I would NOT judge you if you decide to keep them for yourself. I show product close-ups of everything in the box on the intro to my video on youtube today, but here’s what’s included:

Mother’s Day Gift Set, valued at $51, includes –

 

Rose Water Hydrating Mist Toner 4 fl oz

Jasmine & Rose Nourishing Oil 4 fl oz

Konjac Facial Wash Sponge
If you don’t win the giveaway but want one of these sets anyway, it can be yours! It’s $37 plus free U.S. shipping, http://www.amakiskincare.com/products/mothers-day-gift-set

 

All the details will be over on Instagram, so head over there to enter!

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Thanksgiving Lip Combo (Among Many Other Things, I’m Thankful for Bite Beauty!)

november 26, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup

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Yes, I stopped off at trusty Starbucks this morning for a short whole milk latte and will probably forever love admiring lipstick prints on cup edges. It’s one of those things that when I was young I always thought was so insanely adult/chic/glamorous/what I wanted to be (along with wearing heels that clicked down hallways).

Today’s Thanksgiving Day lip combo is the super pinky neutral Bite Beauty Matte Crayon in Cafe (bottom lip product) topped with Bite Beauty lipstick in Lychee (top lip product, the other end of this duo is Musk which is ALMOST GONE). I’m getting more comfortable wearing straight pinks, though I still think I prefer my nudes with more brown to them (like Musk).

[Nails are OPI Lincoln Park After Dark – my bottle is on its last legs, and I’ve probably had it for…8 years?!]

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day with family and friends! xoxo.

June 2014 Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Favorites

Ok, so I promise I’ll start posting more REAL blog posts in the future, not just posts about when I upload a new video to YouTube : / I’m just always overly optimistic and aspirational about the amount of time I have to devote to these endeavors. But, I did upgrade to a new camera (birthday gift!) so the quality of the video here should be significantly better. More to come!