Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!


All of the colors in this palette have some shimmer/frost to them.  There is a dark olive with golden shimmer, silvery taupe, golden bronze, peacock blue, and light minty teal.


I am extremely impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows.  Each one has great pigmentation and is very smooth.  The light silvery taupe shade is AMAZING on the eyes... when I have this all over the lid I can't help but stop and look each time I pass a mirror.  These photos do no justice.


The palette is quite compact, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand.  It features a mirror under the lid.


This product was quite the splurge, but I am so happy with it.  Going into fall, I know this is going to get a lot of use.  And c'mon, it has STARS! ;)


Bonne Etoile palette retails for $61 (6g/.21 oz) and was originally released exclusively with Nordstrom for its anniversary sale, but will soon be available everywhere.  The only place I have found it online is the Nordstrom website!

Have you found any to-die-for products recently?
xx, Allison
Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!


All of the colors in this palette have some shimmer/frost to them.  There is a dark olive with golden shimmer, silvery taupe, golden bronze, peacock blue, and light minty teal.


I am extremely impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows.  Each one has great pigmentation and is very smooth.  The light silvery taupe shade is AMAZING on the eyes... when I have this all over the lid I can't help but stop and look each time I pass a mirror.  These photos do no justice.


The palette is quite compact, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand.  It features a mirror under the lid.


This product was quite the splurge, but I am so happy with it.  Going into fall, I know this is going to get a lot of use.  And c'mon, it has STARS! ;)


Bonne Etoile palette retails for $61 (6g/.21 oz) and was originally released exclusively with Nordstrom for its anniversary sale, but will soon be available everywhere.  The only place I have found it online is the Nordstrom website!

Have you found any to-die-for products recently?
xx, Allison
The body scrub in my shower these days is The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Polish.  I spotted this while in their store recently, and thought it might make the perfect summer body scrub.


When you look closely in bottle, you can see this scrub isn't very dense.  It is more of a body wash with a light, sparse microscrub in it (as well as some strawberry seeds).  The fragrance is really wonderful, it smells like fresh made strawberry jam!


I've been enjoying using this exfoliant a couple times a week.  It is one of the "lightest" scrubs I have used, so it is fairly gentle on my skin and I can get away with using it more often.  This product lathers a little bit too, so you could use it as a body wash if you wanted (though I would avoid certain areas...)!


If you are looking for a light exfoliant, I recommend this one!

The Strawberry Body Polish retails for $20 and can be purchased at The Body Shop!

What is your favorite summer exfoliant?
xx, Allison
The body scrub in my shower these days is The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Polish.  I spotted this while in their store recently, and thought it might make the perfect summer body scrub.


When you look closely in bottle, you can see this scrub isn't very dense.  It is more of a body wash with a light, sparse microscrub in it (as well as some strawberry seeds).  The fragrance is really wonderful, it smells like fresh made strawberry jam!


I've been enjoying using this exfoliant a couple times a week.  It is one of the "lightest" scrubs I have used, so it is fairly gentle on my skin and I can get away with using it more often.  This product lathers a little bit too, so you could use it as a body wash if you wanted (though I would avoid certain areas...)!


If you are looking for a light exfoliant, I recommend this one!

The Strawberry Body Polish retails for $20 and can be purchased at The Body Shop!

What is your favorite summer exfoliant?
xx, Allison
As you all know, I have a bit of a thing for blush.  I don't know what it is, but a good blush excites me more than almost any other beauty product.  The way I see it, blush is one of those products that if you have it right, you instantly go up a notch on the "hotness" scale... am I right, or am I wrong right? *applies more blush* ;)

Today I wanted to share a couple of blushes from Jouer I've been wearing lately: Peach Bouquet and Bloom.

Peach Bouquet, Bloom

These blushes are oil and paraben free and claim to contain light diffusing minerals that create a soft finish.  These also contain Green Tea Leaf Extract, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E, but I don't notice anything different as a result of these ingredients.


Peach Bouquet is described as "shimmering golden peach", though I feel it has a bit more pink to it than a true peach color.  Bloom is described as "dusty apricot" which I think is spot on!  Like the Jouer bronzer I've been using recently, these blushes have a wonderful formulation.  They are smooth, pigmented, and have zero crumble to them.  They blend easily on the skin and have average wear time for a powder blush.

Peach Bouquet, Bloom

Peach Bouquet has a slight sheen to it, while Bloom is more matte.  When applied, the color of Peach Bouquet is similar to how it looks in the pan: a slightly bright peachy-pink with a golden shimmer.  I was surprised to find that Bloom appeared brighter and darker when applied on my skin.  It reminds me a bit of NARS Gina blush (one of my favorites).

Peach Bouquet, Bloom

If you've followed my videos for a while, you may have noticed that I tend to obsess fixate on a single blush at a time... last month was MAC Ripe For Love.  This month, I am stuck on Peach Bouquet.  It is the only blush I want to wear.  The color is perfectly bright for my light complexion, without being too bold, and it goes with any makeup look!  I'm wearing it in combination with my Dr.Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm and Jouer Bronzer in Suntan below.

Peach Bouquet

Like other Jouer powder products, these blushes come in compacts with grooves on the side that slide together.  You can lock different products together to create your own palette!



Overall, I'm thrilled with these blushes!  As a blush junkie, I'm really surprised I haven't tried them until now.  Jouer only offers six shades of these, so I'm not sure how versatile the selection is for different skin tones, but if you like powder blush they are worth checking out!


Jouer Mineral Powder Blushes retail for $24 (7.6g) and can be purchased in select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom online!

Is there a certain beauty brand you've been really loving lately?
xx, Allison