Hello, everybody! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. Yesterday was the 4th of July, which means we set off a lot of fireworks and ate a lot of food. It was a great day off from work but now it’s back to the real world. Anyway, I have some products that I’ve used that straight up disappointed me.
Ulta Contour Trio- This was the very first thing that I bought when I decided to try contouring. The darkest shade isn’t too bad. The other two don’t have any pigmentation at all. I used it for a while until I got some better highlighters and contouring products. There’s actually a lot of Ulta brand products that I like but this is not one of them.
Ulta Lip Sugar Scrub- The sugar in this scrub is almost nonexistent. That’s all there really is to say about it. It didn’t scrub my lips at all.
E.L.F. Concealer Palette- The color correcting shades in this work really well. I realized that I don’t really like color correcting. It feels like an unnecessary step.The concealer shades are terrible. They don’t conceal all the well and feel heavy on the skin. I love E.L.F. but just not this palette.
Urban Decay Retractable Lipstick Brush- This brush came in the Vice Lipstick Palette. I love this palette and if you want to see my review on it, you can click here. The bristles on this brush completely fell off. I don’t know if it was the way I was cleaning it but I was kind of mad that it fell apart on me.
Pacifica Eyeshadow in Ethereal- I got this eyeshadow in an Ipsy package a very long time ago. It has no pigmentation. It disappears once it’s put on the lid. I’ve heard from other people that Pacifica’s makeup isn’t the best. I enjoy their skincare line though.
Hello, Everybody! How is your February going? Taxes came in so that means that I had a mini treat yo’ self day. I don’t really get to buy high-end products often because I’m on a tight college budget, but I allowed myself to splurge a little. I picked up a few things that were on my wishlist and I’m currently loving everything! I will do more in-depth posts about each product but these are just my first impressions. Let me know if you guys have tried any of these products, and what you think of them.
Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky- This was the first thing that I for sure knew I was going to buy. There are 8 different palettes within the Cover Shot line. I picked up the smoky one because there’s a green shade that I love in it. These eyeshadows are great! I don’t really hear much about these palettes but I would say they are worth it. It comes with 8 shades: 2 big bases and 6 smaller shades. The base colors are a little chalky but overall good. I want to get a couple more of these palettes. This was $29 at Sephora.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Peach Oil Lipgloss- I don’t normally like lipgloss but I have been wanting to branch out of my comfort zone. I am very happy with this purchase. There’s a lot of people who don’t like the artificial peach smell but I don’t mind it. I think this would be really great over nude lipsticks because it’s not super pigmented. I have the shade pure peach but I really want papa don’t peach. This was $19 at Sephora.
Benefit Cheek and Lip Stain Trio- These really aren’t talked about anymore but I really wanted to try them. This is honestly a great deal too. Each bottle is 4 mL, which means you get 12 mL in total for $18. A full-size bottle is $30 and you get 12.5mL. So for $10 less you get almost the same amount of product with a bigger variety. Of course, if you don’t like one of the colors then it isn’t worth it. I like all of the colors, and I feel like I’m not going to go through these very fast. I think they also have a trio like this for their liquid highlighters. If you want to check out the tint trio it is at Ulta.
Tarteist Pro Glow To Go- This is such a perfect trio for traveling. I do want the full-size Pro Glow but I just went with the smaller size for now. You get a contour shade and 2 highlights. I have only tried it once but I enjoy all three. The contour looks really warm toned in the pan but looked more cool toned on my face. I got this for $23 at Ulta.
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I honestly didn’t have that much favorites this month. There wasn’t really anything I was obsessing over except these few things. This has been such a busy semester and I have been neglecting going and trying new things. Hopefully I will be able to start trying new things to tell you guys about. Let me know what your favorite thing was this month.
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist in Blush: I have been wanting to try some new perfumes and scents. I was buying some bras and they offered this gift set with the lotion, a lip-gloss, and a travel perfume for $10! Of course I added it on to my purchase. This scent is so amazing. Floral scents are not something I normally enjoy but there’s something about this. This bottle is normally $18 and you can check it out here. This is something that I’m going to repurchase.
Victoria’s Secret Coconut Hydrating Body Lotion: I was not expecting this to be anything special because it’s just lotion. This feels so amazing and I love that it absorbs into my skin quickly. I feel like with bath and body works lotions they make my skin feel greasy and doesn’t absorb. This does actually absorb into my skin and I really like the scent of it. This is also normally $18 and you can click here to check it out.
ELF Contour Palette: These quads that ELF has are always being raved about. This contour shade is the perfect shade for me. The top right shade I will use as a brightener underneath my contour. Sometimes I’ll mix that color with the bottom left color to make a blush. It sounds weird but it looks pretty good. The highlighter isn’t my favorite but it isn’t bad either. I got this for $6 at Target. I want to go get all the other quads because you can pop each color out of the palette to customize them.
Love Lettuce Lush Fresh Face Mask: This is the first fresh face I have tried from lush. I really like this mask. It has lavender oil which really soothes my skin. I also like that it’s very gentle because these expire really fast so I’ve been using it 3 times a week. Do any of you know how long you can use a fresh face mask after the expiration date?
What I’ve been watching: The Gabbie Vlogs I am a YouTube junkie and literally watch it all day every day. I have been watching The Gabbie Show for a while now and I love her. For some reason I never watched her vlogs, but I fell in love with them and watched every single one.
What I’ve been listening to: Lore podcasts. In Each one of these podcasts the person tells a different story. All the stories are based off of legends and folklore. These are so intriguing. I listen to mine on google play but you should be able to listen to them on any kind of podcast app or website.