Top Summer Blushes

Summer is nearly here, and that means (for some) different blush shades and formulas. Here are my top summer blushes for 2014!

Hourglass Cosmetics Mood Exposure Ambient Blush

Aneley Cosmetics Crushed Mineral Blush Precious

Aneley Cosmetics Colour Cheeks Swept Away

NYC Cosmetics Psychedelic Trio

Milani Delizioso Pink Matte Blush

Clinique Berry Pop Blush

Last, but certainly not least, are the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blushes in Exposed and Captivating. Both are matte and will last on the hottest of summer days!

Have you tried any of these blush shades? What are your favorites this summer? Be an enabler! Leave your favorites in the comments below! :)

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Aneley Cosmetics Natural & Professional Review

I would love to introduce you to a gem in the beauty industry today! Aneley Cosmetics is a line of makeup created by New York based makeup artist and cosmetologist Yelena Kalendareva. As an artist and entrepreneur, Yelena wanted to create a makeup line with organic ingredients, beautiful pigments, and quality that surpassed industry standards. Aneley Cosmetics was created after 6 years of research and testing.

Yelena created two lines within Aneley, Natural and Professional. The Natural line contains no chemicals, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petro chemicals or dyes. The professional line does not contain parabens.

I’ve been testing several products from each line, and I have swatches to share!

Colour Cheeks Organic Lip and Cheek Veil in Swept Away is the perfect flush for anyone. It’s a pigmented cream that sets to a powder finish. Beautiful color, texture and great lasting power!


The Mineral blush in Precious is so creamy it doesn’t quite feel like a powder. This shade is a bit lighter as you can tell in the swatches. It’s more pink toned and luminous (not shimmery or glittery though) than the Colour Cheeks.


 Next up I have several eyeshadow swatches for you! The eyeshadows come in pan form, and you can purchase the magnetic shadow holder separately, or add to your palette. The colors I have are Magnetic (bright orchid) and Chocolate Brown (deep brown). Aneley also offers a variety of loose mineral eyeshadows in many colors. I am testing out the high shine Mineral Eyez Shimmer in Bling. This is a gorgeous silver, as you can see in my swatches. Creamy and highly pigmented, this also has no fall out. I swatched the shadow dry, but they can be used wet.

I am loving the lipglosses, either alone or layered over lipstick. They are non sticky (not that I mind a good sticky gloss!) and smell like vanilla. The Natural Lip Gloss is super moisturizing. The shades I have are all flattering and very wearable.

What Aneley Cosmetics says about the Natural Lip Gloss:

Natural/Organic Luscious Lip Gloss – All Natural with Certified Organic Ingredients, preservative-free formula with an infusion of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, essential oils and pigments.
Natural Oils, Coconut Oil & Shea Butter deliver lasting hydration, protective antioxidants, and superior shine without the stickiness. It glides on effortlessly, and leaves lips feeling moist, hydrated & luscious!
Available in 10 luscious, creamy, semi sheer shades!
without the stickiness. Luscious Lip Gloss glides on effortlessly, and leaves lips feeling moist, hydrated and luscious.


The lipstick above left is a Limited Edition shade called Mirage. Hello Spring! I LOVE bright pink shades for my lips and this is the perfect cool toned pink! Smooth, creamy and cheerful! If you aren’t familiar with this professional line of makeup, check them out! There are SO many more products that I haven’t tried yet. Anything you can imagine for your makeup kit, or personal use! I also would like to mention that Aneley Cosmetics has been a pleasure to work with. Professional, kind and courteous all the way! Yelena’s love for beauty and cosmetics is apparent. <3

xo Amber

Aneley Cosmetics