Spring is finally here and it will be 63 degrees in New York today *Woop woop* I haven’t been wearing that much makeup until recently, but I just haven’t been in the mood, but now that Spring is here I think it is time to upgrade my makeup for the spring with some affordable brands. Here are some great affordable brands and all can be found in drugstores! Not only are these brands affordable, they are also easy to access. So here is my list

Spring Beauty Picks from 5 Affordable Brands

1. NYX Cosmetics

2. Iman Cosmetics

3. CoverGirl

4. Maybelline

5. Milani Cosmetics

Checkout some great options below

 

Pictures146-001

One of our favorite makeup brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) has launched their Spring 2014 line of liptars. The collection “Plastic Passion” features Deven Green and consists of 6 liptars. The collection is available on Sephora.com and OCCMakeup.com and will be available in Sephora on February 28, 2014. It also features nail lacquers and lip pencils.

For Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Spring 2014 is not the season to play it safe! Gone are the demure pastels and flirty palette of seasons past, replaced instead by hyper- saturated hues and technicolor textures. OCC’s PLASTIC PASSION collection delivers its most vibrant lineup of Lip Tar shades to date, in both our Matte and Metallic textures. Lips are lacquered in shades that are bold beyond belief. For Spring, excess is everything! Featuring the legendary DEVEN GREEN as the faces of PLASTIC PASSION!

occ occ2 occ3plasticpassion

WHAT IS LIP TAR?

Available in over 50 longwearing shades (including vivid primary colours for mixing and wearable neutrals) in two innovative finishes: original MATTE and METALLIC. 100% VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE (Contains no animal-derived or animal-tested ingredients). Contains Organic Hemp & Peppermint Oils and Vitamin E. Gluten, Silicone, and Paraben free.

lovebites

OCC also launched the “Love Bites” Duo $14.50

This limited-edition duo set features two of our cult-favorite Lip Tar shades, ‘Psycho’ (Matte) and ‘Lovecraft’ (Metallic) in our runaway hit miniature sized “All-Star Mini” tubes. Use each on their own or combine them together for an intensely fierce customized lip look. Apply with the included #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush.

100% Vegan & Cruelty free (Contains no animal derived or animal tested ingredients. Contains organic hemp, peppermint oils and vitamin E. Gluten, silicone, and paraben free

To purchase the Plastic Passion Collection Click Here!

To purchase the Love Bites Duo Click Here

Check out other products from OCC

 

Hey my loves! Let’s start the year off right with some of my top picks in fashion, hair, and beauty for the month of January!

Pictures129Many stores are releasing their spring clothes, but we all know that it doesn’t get warm until the end of April/May. March feels like winter to me so I will still be wearing my sweaters and riding boots which is why these are my picks for January. I love the print on the Fair Isle Sweater from Forever 21 and I was sold on these riding boots with the chain detail and mixed textures. You can never go wrong with a satchel bag, and this Rachel Zoe bag is sleek and chic! A statement necklace can glam up any look this can even be paired with the pink cable knit sweater. Lastly, the CoverGirl Blast FlipStick Duo in Flashy is one of my favorite lipsticks. It’s a highly pigmented purple and I use the pink for a little ombre look. It is long lasting and even acts as a lipstain!

You can purchase these items by click below!

Black Friday is only a few days away and while many stores will be opened on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday will still be the biggest shopping day of the year. So here are a list of stores and deals that you can find the great deals.  Remember my post about how to prepare for shopping on Black Friday? Well if not here are my 5 Tips to help with the madness on Black Friday.

So I’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest deals for Black Friday. Get your lists together. This is the best time to get your Christmas gifts and a few presents for yourself :)

Pictures124

Fashion

  • H&M up to 70% off. Shop now through 11/30. They have items starting at $5. If you are one of the first 100 in the stores, then you have a chance to win $300 with the H&M scratch off.
  • ASOS up to 70% off on sale items. 20% mark down with the Code: GIMME20 (Use now through Monday)
  • Gap enjoy 60% off for the entire family
  • Aldo- 50% off on all shoes (full price only)
  • Mango up to 30% off
  • Nasty Gal- The Perfect 10! Up to 50% off
  • Old Navy will open Thursday at 7pm. The first 500 people on line will have a chance to win 1 million dollars
  • Banana Republic has “exceptional savings” for Black Friday
  • Forever 21 has pre-Black Friday deals with up to 50% off of select items. Black Friday items will start at $3
  • New York and Company has 50% off of everything for their pre-Black Friday Sale and the door busters on Black Friday are insane. You can get up to $70 of
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA 60% off
  • 6pm has up to 75% off of select items
  • Express has the ultimate passbook of savings for Black Friday

Department Stores- Many department stores are opening Thursday evening at 8pm. Click the links to see all of the deals and door busters

Beauty

  • Sephora has great deals like limited edition products for $10 from Josie Maran, Bare Minerals, Lorac and More. Get the full run down over at Temptalia
  • MAC is releasing the Hautecore lipstick which is described as a true matte black. Check out swatches from Temptalia blackfriday3
  • OCC releases Stained Gloss called “Little Black Dress” (How cute is that name?) If you spend over $75 with OCC you will get the LBD lip stain for free
  • blackfriday2
  • Sneak Peek of Stila Cosmetics Black Friday Sale

Tech and Gaming

  • Best Buy- iPads, phones, TVs and more. Take advantage of the door busters!
  • Radio Shack- great holiday deals for the tech lover
  • Game Stop Xbox One, PS4? well take advantage of the deals!

Drug Stores and “Super Stores”

Since Fall is officially here I think it is time that we get into some hot beauty purchases for this season!

It’s no surprise that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a fan favorite of many makeup artists, beauty gurus, and makeup lovers, me included. The quality of the product is impeccable and it’s 100% Vegan. The lip tars and pigments last all day and the colors are bold and bright, so you will definitely be the center of attention.

Pictures105

For Fall 2013 they recently launched Modern Craft with modern cabaret performer Calpernia Adams as the face of this collections. The collection was inspired by 1920s Berlin and will have you wanting to go back in time.

The collection features 6 new lip tars

Role Play (Metallic), Anita (Matte), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) Dekadent (Stained Gloss), Sebastian (Matte), and Mein Herr (Stained Gloss)

Role Play (Metallic), Anita (Matte), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) Dekadent (Stained Gloss), Sebastian (Matte), and Mein Herr (Stained Gloss)

The collection also features 6 new Nail Lacquers

Lustgarten (Metallic), Man by Man (Metallic), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic), Mein Herr (Satin), Sebastian (Metallic), Isherwood (Metallic)

Lustgarten (Metallic), Man by Man (Metallic), Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic), Mein Herr (Satin), Sebastian (Metallic), Isherwood (Metallic)

Lastly, there are 6 new shades for their colour concentrates as well

Top: Bauhaus, Melody, District Bottom: Vice, Grasshopper, Discipline

Top: Bauhaus, Melody, District
Bottom: Vice, Grasshopper, Discipline

At the event with Calpernia Adams in my gift bag was all 6 lip tars and all 6 colour concentrates. I’ve only worn the stained lip gloss, but now that fall is here, I can dip into the other colors.

Pictures104

Click here to purchase from the OCC Modern Craft Fall 2013 Collection