July Favorites| 2017

July Favorites| 2017

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Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser-  I told the lady at Sephora that I needed a new cleanser that wasn’t super expensive and she immediately ran over to this. The full-size bottle is $30 but I bought this travel size for $10. This cleanser has a gel consistency which I love and it warms up once you start rubbing it on your face. So far I am loving it and I think I am going to end up buying the full size. You can check it out here.

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara- This was an impulse buy in the Ulta check-out lane but I ended up loving it. It curls my lashes and keeps them curled throughout the day. This is $8 at Ulta.

NYX Duochromatic highlighters- I have the shades snow rose and twilight tint. Snow rose has a pinky shift and twilight tint has a blue shift. I have been wanting to try some funky colored highlighters and I have loved these. I think next I want to get the Kat Von D alchemist palette. If you want to check out these NYX highlighters you can click here.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Scrub- This smells so good! To me, it honestly smells like Coca-Cola. I also think this scrub has been helping my body acne. I bought this at Target.

Super Cola Candy- These are kind of like a warhead. They start off sour but then it’s a sweet cola candy. I have been eating these so much. I found them at world market.

Song of the month- Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato

Show of the month- Handmaid’s tale

 

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Sephora and Ulta Birthday Gifts| 2017

Sephora and Ulta Birthday Gifts| 2017

Hello! I recently switched my posting to schedule to Sundays but yesterday was my birthday. I decided to just relax and post today instead. Since yesterday was my birthday I got my birthday goodies from Sephora and Ulta. For Ulta’s gifts, each quarter gets a different gift. For July, August, and September the gift is a NYX birthday palette. I heard a rumor that the last quarter also gets the palette but don’t take my word for it. I was really excited for this palette because I think this is one of the best gifts I’ve ever received from Ulta. The first two-quarters kind of got gypped. The first quarter got a sample size of the porefessional. Which is cool but I feel like everyone has received a sample of that at this point. The second quarter got a sample size mascara. With Sephora, everyone has the opportunity to receive the same gift. There’s a choice between a makeup gift and a skin care gift. I chose the makeup gift.

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The Sephora gift is a Tarte makeup set. I haven’t tried either of these products so I was really excited to try them out. The Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in the shade paaarty. The Tarteist creamy matte lip paint is in the shade birthday suit. I love both of the shades and both of the products. The blush does actually last a long time and so does the lipstick. The lipstick is also very comfortable. Now onto the palette.

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For the most part, I really enjoy this palette. It has pretty good pigmentation. The lighter shades don’t show up that well. The blend-ability is good also. I like the shades that they chose and the green color is different than any other greens in my collection. I’m really excited to see what different looks I can create with this palette.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Quad

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Quad

Hello, everybody! I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far! I’ve been on vacation this week so I’ve just been relaxing. The other day I took a trip to Sephora to get my birthday gift and picked up a few things as well. I picked up one of the Kat Von D eyeshadow quads because they’re only $22. They come in 3 colors: plum, rust, and sage. I just bought the warm neutrals palette from NYX and I have a couple green colors, so I decided to get plum. There aren’t really any purple shades in my collection so this is a good edition. I think eventually I would love to get the other two. These palettes are great for travel. You can get a couple of simple looks out of the palette.  Another thing I love is the packaging. Kat Von D always has great packaging. I’ll show you some pictures and give you my pros and cons on the palette.

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Pros:

-Pigmentation is great

-easy to blend

-can get a couple looks

-small packaging

-base color can be used as a blush

Cons:

– the two dark colors can sometimes look the same once blended out

-highlight shade doesn’t really show up on my skin tone that well

 

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Mid-2017 Empties

Mid-2017 Empties

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Suave Moroccan Infusion Color Safe Shampoo

-It seemed to work fine for my colored hair. But I wanted it to make my hair softer and it didn’t. I would not repurchase

Harry’s Razors

-I saw these at Target and I fell in love with the packaging. Also, you can buy 4 razor blade refills for only $8. With my Venus razors I can pay like $15 for 3. So far I like the razors but I feel like the rust easy so I remove them from the shower each time. I already have repurchased.

OGX Sea Mineral Moisture Conditioner

– It kind of made my hair drier. Would not repurchase

Crest 2 Step whitening system

– I didn’t really notice a difference and just seemed like a hassle with the two parts. Would not repurchase.

Lush Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask

-I really enjoyed this face mask. I like the way it made my face feel and I liked the exfoliant in it. I would repurchase.

Covergirl Tru Blend Primer for Combo Skin

-This didn’t really seem to work as a primer. It was just kind of a moisturizer. I did repurchase because they were on sale at Ulta. I thought I would give it another go.

Pam Coconut Cooking Oil

-I was so happy to see this in the store. It’s great that there is now coconut oil spray instead of the other oils. I did repurchase.

Pixi Glow Tonic

– There was not much of a difference in my skin with this. I also didn’t feel like $15 was worth it for this bottle. I would not repurchase.

E.L.F. Blemish Control Face Primer

-This did not help my blemishes and for some reason my makeup did not sit well on top of it.

Victoria Secret Bombshell Perfume

-I actually really enjoyed this scent. I would repurchase.

Lush Ocean Salt Body Scrub

-This is my absolute favorite thing from Lush. I love the smell of it and it does make my skin feel good. I can’t use this on my face because it’s a little too rough for me. I would repurchase.

The Balm Mad Lash Mascara

-I really liked this mascara. I have tried a high-end mascara that I liked enough to actually spend the money on but I would repurchase this.

Tarte Maracuja Oil

-I did enjoy this oil and I got another on in an ipsy. I don’t think I would repurchase because it’s a little pricey for me right now. I think I’m going to try some other oils first.

Essence Make Me Brow

-This is so great for getting brows done fast. I would repurchase.

Essence No Redness Color Correcting Concealer

-This did cover up my redness well but moved around once I put foundation on. I would not repurchase.

NYX Matte Liquid Liner

-This was a pretty good liner. I found it hard to control though. I might repurchase.

Maycoop Raw Sauce

-I still have no idea what this is supposed to do. I can honestly say that I did notice a difference in my skin when I used it. My skin looked healthier.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

-This concealer disappointed me. It concealed but not that great. It also creased really bad. I’m glad I just purchased a travel size and not a full size. I would not repurchase.

Benefit Porefessional Primer

-I enjoyed this primer. My makeup sat well on top of it and it did actually help my pores look smaller. I would repurchase.

Trust Fund Beauty Gimme Good Face primer

-I did not like this primer. It made my face feel slippery and gross. I would not repurchase.

 

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Lipgloss

Too Faced Sweet Peach Lipgloss

Hello, Everybody! I’m pretty late to this sweet peach party but figured I would give my opinion on the lipglosses anyway. I decided to buy two colors. I bought pure peach and papa don’t peach. Pure peach is the kind of color you think of when you think of peach. Papa don’t peach is more of a nude peach. These glosses are infused with peach oil, coconut oil, and vitamins. They are meant to be really hydrating on the lips. I haven’t noticed a hydrating factor so much. I like that these glosses are not really sticky and once they set down they are not sticky at all. I also really like how pigmented they are. It’s not just a boring, barely there color. I think these are great lipglosses and totally worth the money. The monotone packaging is so satisfying to me for some reason. I would like to eventually own all the colors. I bought these at Sephora for $19. Let me know if you guys have tried these and what colors you like! Sorry this is a short post but I don’t know what more to say about them.

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Recent Lip Purchases| 2017

Recent Lip Purchases| 2017

Hello, everybody! I hope your week thus far is amazing! Lipstick is one of my favorite makeup products and I wanted to share some that I’ve bought recently. I’ve been using all these products for a while so I’ll give you guys a mini review of each. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and which ones you like. Also, make sure to give me some suggestions of new products to try.

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Bite Beauty-The perfect pair Amuse Bouche lipstick: These two bite beauty lipsticks came in a duo set. The first shade is called Thistle which is a purple taupe color. The one next to it is rhubarb which is a nice rose color. I really enjoy both these lipsticks. They sit nice on the lips and the colors are nice. I also enjoy the minty smell they have. I got this mini pair at Sephora for $15. There is another mini duo in the shades meringue and fig.

Lime Crime velvetine in faded: I have always wanted to try the lime crime velvetines but have heard bad things about ordering off their website. Lime crime ended up going on sale on Hautelook. If you don’t know what Hautelook is, it’s a Nordstrom-owned website that has flash sales. The velvetines were only $10 so I figure I could get one. I’m honestly a little disappointed, The first time I wore it, it was very sticky and a little patchy. I also feel like mine came not full. I would totally try another one but I’m gonna wait for them to come back on HauteLook. The shaded faded is very similar to Bite beauty in thistle. It’s not on HauteLook right now but you can still check this out on Lime Crime’s website.

Wet and Wild Liquid Catsuit in Pink Really Hard: I have heard amazing things about these liquid lipsticks! For some reason, I was really drawn to this bright pink color, which is not like me. I have to say that they hype is true with these. They feel nice on the lips and last a reasonable amount of time. It is a little patchy but could just be this color. I got this at Target for $4.99

E.L.F. gel lip stain in dewy berry- This lip stain is part of their aqua line and I love the blue lid. This lip stain is infused with rose water and vitamin E. So it should be really hydrating on the lips. I feel like this is actually pretty drying. But if you put some chapstick on throughout the day, it’s not too bad. The color is really nice for every day. I definitely want to get some more of these. I got this at Target for $3.99.

Too Faced Sweet Peach lipgloss in pure peach- I have wanted to try these for so long! For some reason, I am very drawn towards the mono color packaging. I used to hate lipgloss but wanted to try some better lipglosses. After trying these, I want to try more lipglosses. This is not very stick and is actually really hydrating. The color is really nice also. I dig the fake peach smell but other people may not like it. I really want the color, papa don’t peach. I got this at Sephora for $19.

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried any of these. Also if you guys have any color suggestions for Lime Crime, let me know. Have a great week and I will see you Saturday!

 

 

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Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky

Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky

Hello, everybody! I hope your week was great and ended well. I’m going to talk about this eyeshadow palette that I have been loving! Is it just me, or have people not really been talking about the cover shot palettes? When Smashbox released these 7 palettes I expected to see a lot of reviews or hear a lot about them. To be honest, I don’t feel like they’ve been talked about really. I decided to pick one up because they’re only $30, which I personally feel is not too bad. There are 8 shadows so it’s about $3.75 per shadow. All the palettes have a moving picture cover. So the powder on the lid looks like it’s being thrown.

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What really drew me to this palette was the green color, STFU.  Feature, instinct, and slayer are the matte shades in the palette. They feel creamy and aren’t very chalky. Feature definitely can get really powdery when using it but the other two don’t.  The rest of the shades are shimmery and don’t seem to have a lot of fall out. I have not got to use big night very much. Honestly, I find the colors easy to work with and they blend easily. I really would like to get some other palettes in the collection. I have not heard the best reviews about the matte palette. I think the next one I’m going to get is the ablaze palette. Let me know if you guys have tried any of the palettes in the collection and if you like it. I hope this next week is amazing for everybody and I will see you Tuesday!

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“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” ~ John Ray

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