monthly beauty buys…


  1. NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine: This is a Korean product I got hoping it would help solve one of my biggest skin challenges – remembering to exfoliate. For starters, the individual exfoliating pads makes it super easy to use each night. Also the pads are dual sided – one for exfoliating and one for moisturizing. Each pad contains a mixture of lactic acid and red wine antioxidants (amongst other things) that helps clean out your pores, slough off dead skin and fight free radicals that cause wrinkles and pigmentation. Plus, it smells so good!! 
  2. butter LONDON Shadow Clutch Palette c/o: Not only does this eye shadow actually go on like butter, but the colors look rich and creamy. I love using the different shades of tans and browns to create a subtle, natural smokey. However, I can’t wait to test out the brighter colors for a night out. Did I mention that this clutch is customizable? That makes it perfect for travel, gifting or just matching your mood!
  3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Lately, I have noticed more dark circles under my eyes and the lightweight concealer I was using before would be gone by the end of the day. This creamy formula from NARS, however, not only stays on, but has a peach undertone that makes my dark circles look invisible. I also love how easy this applicator works for spot treatment when I get those pesky blemishes.
  4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: I love love love these lip creams! They go on so smooth and the color stays on. The matte finish is chic and one of my favorite colors for Fall is Cannes, a natural pink color. I have also been eyeing the browns for Fall because there is something very 90’s chic about it! 
  • Jazmin | Daily Opulence

    Does the lip cream go on more like lip gloss or lipstick? It’s matte so I lean towards lipstick, but want to make sure!
    Daily Opulence |

    • Good question! It definitely feels creamy when it goes on and looks more like a lipstick. xo

      • Jazmin | Daily Opulence


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  • Erica Kato

    I really want to try that Butter London palette!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  • I have to try those bio-peel pads- exfoliating is one of my skincare woes as well. Sometimes there’s just too much to do during the day and I need a quick way to kick up my skincare!

    xx Larisa @

    • I’m the same way. Another product that is great for a quick once-over are Pacifica coconut face wipes. I’ve posted about them in another “mostly beauty buys” post and I’m obsessed!

  • The eyeshadow palette looks promising, wouldn’t mind to get my hands on that NARS concealer too.


    • Haha love them both. Let me know what you think if you try them!

      • Of course! Thank you, dear! Have a great weekend, Annie!

        xoxo Ira

  • Thanks for sharing your favorites, Annie! It’s been a while since I’ve never tried the NARS concealer, but have heard a lot of great things about it, I’ll have to check it out 🙂

    I hope you’re having a wonderful day, beauty!



    • You should, Jalisa! It’s so good! Let me know what you think if you do. xo

  • Great post ! I absolutely love it !

    • Thank you, Nina! xo

  • I’ve been eyeing on the NARS concealer too and that butter palette looks awesome too.

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    • They are both such great products, I highly recommend them!

  • rae

    Love these finds. Would really love to test out that butter palette – the colors just look so pretty, and that darker nude lipgloss from nyx looks really lovely.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • The palette is amazing. I love the colors and can’t wait to try out different looks. NYX lipgloss is my jam. Highly recommended! xo

  • Charlotte

    I absolutely love it!, I definitely need to try this.

    Charlotte | MissyDress

  • Seriously NYX gloss is my life, great pick!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

    • Isn’t it the BEST?! I’m afraid I want every color…

  • Mlle Coconath

    Great products! I really wanna try #3


    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • It’s so great! xo

  • Great beauty post! I really want to try the concealer!

    • Thanks, Valerie! You totally should! xo

  • Jillian

    I love the write-up on these products! butter and NARS are my favs.
    xo, Jill

    • Thanks, Jill! I know…I love them. Really can’t go wrong with any of their products!


    I definitely need to try this concealer! And I love the colors of the Butter eye shadows

    • Yes give it a try! The butter LONDON shadows can be mixed and matched so definitely take a look at their website or the link I shared. There are so many beautiful colors! xo

  • Kathy

    Thanks for sharing these with us. I’m always on the lookout for a better concealer. I might need to give this one by Nars a try. I also might want to try the butter eyeshadows. They sound great.


    • Yes! Both are great! I’m not a foundation person, but wear concealer under my eyes everyday, so I highly recommend giving the NARS one a try. Also, if you wear eyeshadow, the BUTTER london formula is so wonderful! xo