Urban Deacay Naked Illuminated Trio, $21 – Naked Illuminated is a limited edition –  lightweight, baked powder with a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give your skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow – for a radiant Naked look from head to toe.

Iluminage Eye Mask, $35 – This rejuvenating sleep mask covers your delicate eyes with advanced care to minimize wrinkles while you sleep. Beyond blocking all visual stimuli to quiet your mind and senses, this silky, soft, smart textile is carefully embedded with copper, derived from the well-known essential mineral. This technology is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks.

Aveda Balance Set, $79 – This set includes 7 mists with an authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the root chakra according to Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India.

Philosophy Amazing Grace, $48 – Philosophy’s iconic amazingly clean, beautifully feminine fragrance comes wrapped holiday style, in limited-edition nutcracker packaging.

MAKE UP FOR EVER  Artist palette, $34 – This palette contains a selection of 3 perfectly matched Artist Shadow trios to create 3 easy and effortless looks and an educative leaflet. This is currently my favorite shadow palette! You can create so many looks as well as go from day to night instantly.

IT Cosmetics Brushes, $58 – Ahhhh and my love for IT Cosmetics continues.  This limited-edition set includes 5 full-size, ultra-plush brushes for face and eyes to cover all your makeup needs – plus a coordinating cosmetics case that doubles as your night-out clutch. It Cosmetics makes my favorite brushes so when I saw this set, I knew it had to make my gift guide. They are super soft and great quality. (P.S – go follow my Instagram @pearls_and_paris, I’m posting a giveaway for this exact brush set later today)

Kat Von D Mini Lipstick Set, $49 – I love this mini lipstick set! It includes 7 everlasting shades that are sure to make you stand out… and LAST! The set gives you the perfect spectrum of statement pops and everyday neutrals.

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Duo, $22 – OPI has created this collection based on one of the most timeless movies to date – the Breakfast At Tiffany’s Collection which is inspired by the glamour filled hit film starring Audrey Hepburn. This set includes the polishes I Believe In Manicures (classic Tiffany Blue) and Black Dress Not Optional as well as a Cosmetic Bag.

Fall is officially here! As much as I love the summer and hot weather, my skin is thankful for cooler temperatures. As I’m sure you guys know, your skin can change with each season. These were my favorite, go to products this summer – all of which are still in my current Fall makeup lineup!


1. TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($5) – I am OBSESSED with this dry shampoo and I use it way more than I would like to admit to. It doesn’t leave any white reside behind like many other dry shampoos do, leaves your hair smelling fresh and also gives your hair some life.

2. Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil + Glitter Eye Shadow Duo in Gold ($25) – This eyeshadow duo is foul proof. Liquid on one side + glitter on the other. You can go from a day to night look in just 1 swipe!

3. Shea Moisture Lucious Lipstick in Tea Rose +Nectar ($10) – These were the summer shades I always went for. The formula is super creamy causing the lipstick to just glide on and best of all – they never feather.

4. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder ($38) – In my opinion, this is the best setting powder currently on the market and has been for quite some time now. It goes on so silky and blends effortlessly.

5. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($30) – So I’m not 100% committed to just 1 setting spray but I will say All Nighter is ONE of my favorites. My makeup stays in place from the time I leave my house until I return and the fact that they make a travel size one wins me over.

6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer ($28) – I started using this concealer a few months ago after hearing so much hype about it and it 100% lives up to it. The coverage is buildable yet light weight.

7. Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation ($43) – This was my go to foundation this summer when I was just hanging around the house and wanted to look put together but not do a face full of makeup. It’s super light and leaves you with a slight dewy finish.

8. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Powerless Foundation ($8) – When I find a product I love and that works, I stick to it. Therefore it took me some time to switch my foundation brands but O.M.G, best decision ever! This foundation is my holy grail. It is on par with so many designer brands that are much more expensive. It has great coverage and leaves your skin mattified and with a seamless finish.

9. Real Techniques Makeup Sponge ($7) – This is by far my favorite makeup sponge. It’s so much more affordable than the beauty blender and does just as good of a job. It’s very versatile and blends makeup effortless for a flawless finish.





If you are an Urban Decay lipstick lover like I am, you probably noticed that the Revolution lippies have been 50% off! I really wasn’t sure why they were discontinuing them but then they announced their NEW collection – VICE! This collection includes 100 shades, some which are just carrying over from the Revolution line as well as some brand new ones.


I’m a sucker for good packaging and I love the gunmetal case with gold accent AND the shade matching label on the bottom of the lipstick. I’m a lipstick hoarder so this makes it easy for me to grab a shade on the go without having to open every single one.

This collection includes 6 different finishes – Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer. The range of shades includes everything from neutrals to sexy reds to darks and everything in-between.


I was able to get my hands on 3 of the cream shades from their NYC launch party.



-No Tell Motel



While I still need to test out the other formulas, the creamy is ULTRA creamy and glides on like butter. I appreciate a lipstick that feels like it’s moisturizing my lips rather than drying them out. Urban Decay products always pack a punch and the pigmentation of these are A+!

Retailing for $17 (a tad bit lower than the previous Revolution lippies) the VICE collection goes on sale June 5th and will be available at, Sephora and Ulta.

As a big Urban Decay fan, I was really excited to test out their Matte Revolution Lipsticks.


[Left to Right: Tilt, Stark Naked, Bittersweet]

I had the opportunity to swatch and test out 3 of the matte shades – Tilt, bright orangey red / Stark Naked, nude / Bittersweet, bright purple.

The Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks are unlike other mattes. They are SUPER creamy and do not dry like a traditional matte lipstick. The formula, while applies buttery, drys with almost a velvet texture and is very long lasting. The three shades I tried were also very pigmented and did not feather when applied.


[Left to Right: (with flash) Bittersweet, Tilt & Starknaked]



What do you think about these shades? Which one is your favorite?



1. Textured-Weave Jacket by H&M $30 || 2. Spring Bouquet from FTD Flowers $30+ || 3. OPI New Orleans Nail Collection $10 || 4. Quay Australia Invader Shades $50 || 5. Rebecca Minkoff Isobel Saddle Bag $325 || 6. Henri Bendel West 57th Satchel $298 || 7. Ralph Lauren Ralph Love $42 || 8. Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette $45 || 9. Steve Madden Tana Cage Sandal $104 || 10. Black Floral Print Dress by Lulu*s $59