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Hello readers, Linnea here! So the month of October has flown by! 
 
I have one more product to talk to you about this month and I was very excited to try out my selection this week –MAC Cremesheen Crème D’Nude. It’s the second lipstick I have blogged about but I must say the two are very different in terms of color and style! I've been searching for a nude lipstick, but I've had trouble finding the right nude to match my skin tone… until this one J I like the look of nude lipstick because I feel as though I can dress up the eyes and compliment them with an understated lip for everyday wear.

I haven’t used MAC lipsticks or nude lipsticks, so I had to try this one a couple of ways before I was satisfied with the look. When I first tried it on, I put on a rather thick layer. Although I liked the color, it didn't blend well into my lips. I found that it looks nicer to smooth the lipstick with your finger for a more casual and natural lip. Even just a light layer of the lipstick looks elegant and more natural than a thicker layer. It also helps to exfoliate your lips before applying the lipstick to prevent highlighting dead skin. 

 
To exfoliate my lips, I combine sugar and olive oil for an instant lip scrub! I find that exfoliating the lips helps with any lipstick that I wear. The Crème D’Nude has a nice sheen quality and moisturizes pretty well compared to other lipsticks I have used, especially after exfoliating.
Going Nude...
TheCrème D’Nude is not a statement lipstick in my opinion (especially compared to the Bright Orange lipstick Iblogged about last week), but I have been carrying it in my bag quite often to use as a casual shade! It goes with almost anything I want to wear and helps create an understated yet chic look. 

What do you think about nude lipsticks? Let me know of any favorite nude shades or tips for a great nude lip!

Linnea

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Certified Fabulous: All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
Hello everyone! 
Linnea here, checking in from the Windy City. I hope you all are getting excited for Halloween! I’m not a big fan of the horror/scary side of Halloween but I have always enjoyed the decorations, pumpkins, costumes, and of course the candy! I haven’t really celebrated Halloween for a couple years, but this year I am feeling the Halloween spirit. Although I’m undecided about my outfit, I know one thing that I will be incorporating –orange lipstick!

Now I know that might sound a bit weird but it’s Halloween so why not have some fun right? I found a great color that you can wear to vamp up your Halloween outfit, but it’s also great to wear this fall. It’s called Golden Rose Bright Orange. The orange is deep, rich, and vibrant, which works well with my fair skin. From a distance it looks almost red, but closer up the bright orange dominates. I wasn't sure if I would like this color, but it’s awesome! It has added a statement to quite a few of my outfits so far and proven to be a great fall shade.


All Dressed UpNow, about the quality— I've never tried this brand of lipstick before but I was quite impressed. The lipstick is smooth (a luxurious creamy quality) and keeps my lips feeling moisturized the whole time while wearing it. It also makes my lips look fuller and minimizes the appearance of the lines that sometimes are more defined when I wear other lipsticks. This lipstick is also shiny—I usually tend to favor matte lipsticks, but the shine seems to suit this color quite well and added to the richness quality. So although I have already worn this bright orange before Halloween, I will still try to add it to my outfit as the perfect Halloween lipstick shade! 


I hope you too are getting into the Halloween spirit, and let me know if you have any other daring lipstick shades! Happy Haunting!
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Hello Everyone, it's Linnea! I hope you are enjoying your week and that the fall weather (wherever you may be) is staying pleasant. Chicago, being the city that it is, is unpredictable when it comes to weather, but one thing you can usually count on is that it will be windy. Now I am not a big fan of the wind, I don’t know who is really, but it tends to aggravate me quite a bit. It messes up my hair, lifts up my skirts (have to watch out for that one), ruins my umbrellas, and my least favorite is that it makes it feel significantly colder outside. What does this have to do with skincare? Well the wind also makes my skin feel drier than usual...and I have dry skin already! I have to work a lot harder in the colder months to keep my skin from getting too dry and irritated.
Moisturizer Intensified!
This week I had the opportunity to try Borghese Curaforte Moisture Intensifier. I first tried this by itself and, at that point, I didn’t really see a change in my skin. But after reading the instructions, I realized that this is meant to be applied before your moisturizer, and not as a moisturizer on its own. As the description states it “intensifies and maximizes the skins capacity to hold moisture” by “allowing the benefits of moisturizers to penetrate easily and perform at their optimum.” So trying the product again, I applied it in the morning after washing my face (as instructed) and then applied my daily moisturizer. It was at this point that I noticed the benefits.
Moisturizer Intensified!The Curaforte Moisture is very thin, light, and liquidity. This smooth layer of moisture instantly hydrates the skin, making it feel clean, fresh, and ready for a moisturizer. It may seem subtle at first, but it complimented and enhanced my moisturizer. When I applied my moisturizer on top of this, I noticed that my moisturizer went on much more smoothly and felt less oily, allowing my skin to take in and retain the benefits of my moisturizer. Not only did it help with the application of my moisturizer but also this layer of moisture helped my skin stay hydrated throughout the day.
Moisturizer Intensified!

 It was different using a product that was meant to compliment and enhance another product, but I definitely feel that there are times when your skin needs an extra hydration boost, and other times when you will be fine with just your moisturizer. So although I don’t think I will use this everyday throughout the year, this added layer of moisture will be especially beneficial throughout the fall and winter months. And with this as my secret weapon, I will not let the bitter Chicago wind get in my way of good skin!

~Linnea

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Certified Fabulous: Exfoliate Your Way to Softer Skin
Exfoliate Your Way to Softer Skin
Linnea here sending you a Hello from Chicago!

Fall is here and Chicago is definitely getting colder! But fall is still my favorite season. I can wear comfy sweaters, scarves, boots, and hats – more fun to add to my outfits! During the fall, I tend to spend more time thinking about my clothes rather than my skin. But this has consequences as my skin begins to look and feel a bit dull. Although you may not feel like putting so much effort into making your skin bright and beautiful just when you are going to cover it up most of the time, I often find that even if you're wearing a great outfit, it won't matter unless you feel great too. If my skin feels dull, I feel dull.

Exfoliate Your Way to Softer Skin
So with the start of fall I felt my skin could use a bit of a pick me up. I tried an exfoliating glove—Kae Exfoliating Hammam Glove. I’m always thinking to try different lotions to make my skin softer and an exfoliating glove never really occurred to me. But I am so glad I tried this one! The glove has a fine texture, so it was not too rough for my sensitive skin. I was afraid it would irritate my skin but instead it left it silky smooth! I did not see dead skin coming off while using it in the shower, but I definitely noticed a difference afterwards. I used it mostly on my legs, feet and arms, and my skin was much smoother, softer, and more even. The glove helped buff out spots on my skin that tend to be a bit rough and it left a soft finish. I used this glove with my regular soap, so my skin felt fresh and clean! I always put on lotion after I shower, so with this routine my skin did not feel dry after using the glove. Another added bonus is that this glove seems like it will last for a long time! I will definitely be using this in the fall and winter months to keep my skin feeling smooth, renewed, and vibrant.
Exfoliate Your Way to Softer Skin
I hope you take the chance to try out this exfoliating glove in the next few months, you won’t regret it!

Well that’s all from Chicago, ciao for now!
Linnea
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