Small Sephora/Ulta Haul

Small Sephora/Ulta Haul

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.

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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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Ipsy November 2016

Ipsy November 2016

I’m back! Hopefully I will start posting again. Taking 3 chemistry classes has definitely taken a toll on me this past semester. I want to start posting again so I’m going to start with my November Ipsy bag. I’ve decided that I’m going to cancel my Ipsy subscription and do boxycharm instead. I just feel like Boxycharm is a really good deal and I can only afford one subscription. I loved everything in this bag this month. 

Tarte Maracuja Oil- I already put this oil on every night so I was very excited to relieve this. This oil seems to really help with me redness and makes me skin look smoother. 

The Balm Mad Lash mascara- I really like this mascara and I think it works really well. The packaging is not good though. You pull the cap off instead of twisting it off. when I first pulled the cap off mascara went everywhere. I just don’t understand the point of changing it from twisting off. 

Pur-lisse face moisturizer – personally I already like the moisturizer that I’m currently using but I’m going to try this as an eye cream because it has really good ingredients.

Absolute Matte Lipstick – I was so excited to get a full size lipstick in the bag. This color is very nice and I feel like the lipstick has good wear time. 

Miss glam angled eye brush- This is a really good brush with the right amount of softness and stiffness. So far I like it. 

Swamp Queen

Swamp Queen

Grav3yard girl (a.k.a Bunny) is by far my favorite YouTuber. I have been watching her from the beginning and she’s actually the one who got me addicted to YouTube. I watch it more than anything. She is the most genuine person and has such a sweet personality. When she announced her collaboration with Tarte I weirdly felt like a proud parent. I knew that I was going to get this palette one way or another. This Swamp Queen palette was extremely hard to get my hands on. It was sold out everywhere and people would wait outside shops in the morning waiting for them to restock. Finally, one day I went to Sephora and they had one left in the drawer! I was so happy, I think I might have screamed a little. This is amazing and I have been reaching for it almost every time I do my makeup. It comes with a highlight, blush, bronzer, and 9 eyeshadows. I’ll show some pictures and go through each color. The swatches don’t do the colors much justice. They do look  better once applied on the eyes.

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Gator wings- This is the highlight in the palette and it is very glittery. I mostly use it for inner corners and don’t like it so much on the face.

Does this thing really work?- The blush shade and it is a very nice color on the skin. There is so shimmer in this one also.

Sweet tea- This is the bronzer and I almost never use this shade. It’s too orangey for my taste but I will occasionally use it.

#SFS- This is a shimmery baby pink and I usually use this as a lid color.

Natural Peaches- This is exactly the name; a peachy color. I will use this for the crease.

Dogman- This is a copper/red and is one of my favorite colors in the set. I use this for the outer corner

Big Baby- This is a matte white shade. I don’t use it often as I don’t feel it does much for my eyes.

Sassy Bun- A shimmery gold that is great for the lid.

Sippy Sippy- This is a very unique color. It is a deep brown with yellow shimmer in it and it is also great for the outer corner.

Haunting- I want to describe this color as a lavender but it’s not quite a lavender. I guess it’s just a light purple great for the crease.

Uncommon- This looks darker in the pan but is also kind of a lightish purple that’s great for the lid.

Mancat- This is my other favorite color in the set. It’s a deep purple color and is great for the outer corner.

Let me know if you guys have tried this palette and how you like it. Also let me know if any of you have tried the lip paints that she created.

 

July 2016 Favorites

July 2016 Favorites

July 16 favorites

Grav3yard Girl Tarte Swamp Queen Palette- I have been watching Bunny on YouTube for years and I was very excited to get my hands on this. It comes with 9 eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, and a highlight. I have been reaching for this pretty much everytime I do my makeup. On Tuesday I plan on doing an actual post about this so stay tuned for that.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler- Amy Poehler is someone that I look up to so much! Parks and recreation is my favorite show of all time. She is also probably my favorite comedian. Her style of writing is exactly the type of writing I like. It’s very casual like she’s having an actual conversation with the reader and of course lots of humor. I have so many books that I’m trying to read right now.

Fortune Cookie Soap- I received this soap from a friend for my birthday which is awesome because I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while. I’m not sure which scent this is but it smells like strawberries to me. This is one of those companies that makes their products with all natural ingredients. I will definitely be ordering from them again. If you want to check them out you can click here.

Amazon Fire Tablet- I received this for my birthday as well and I love it. It’s so nice and small which means it’s easy to lay in bed with. I’ve completely stopped watching Netflix on my computer and only watch it on my tablet now. This cost around $50 and you can check it out on Amazon.

New Shoes- I needed some yellow shoes because I’m a bridesmaid for a best friends wedding and I found these at payless. They were around $35 and I love them. There’s not much else to say about these.

Favorite Show- Stranger Things: You need to watch this show! It is on Netflix and it is amazing. There are only 8 episodes right now and I am so sad that we have to wait a year for the next season. There is also all kinds of 80’s awesomeness happening in this show.

Favorite Song- Don’t Mind by Kent Jones

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Mid 2016 Empties

Mid 2016 Empties

When I am on YouTube I love watching empty product videos. So I thought, ” Why don’t I do something like that?” This post is all the empty products that I have finished this point in the 2016 year.

mid 2016 emptiesBiore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

This is the liquid version of the baking soda face cleansers. I also have the powder one and I don’t really know what the difference is supposed to be between these two products. The liquid version actually really dried out my skin but the powder version hasn’t. I think this could be because the liquid version has sulfate in it. I will not be repurchasing this.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Highlighting Bronzer

I bought this when I was first diving into the world of bronzers. It wasn’t just a straight bronzer color. It had colors of pink and highlighting colors included in it. This is really great if you don’t want to actually apply bronzer, blush, and highlight. You can just put this on with one swipe and it’s a great alternative to that. I would repurchase this product.

Ulta Matte Primer

How come nobody talks about Ulta’s line of makeup? They have some great products in their line with this being one of them. One thing that I love about this is that it has salicylic acid which is good for acne. The formula is kind of a gel formula which is something that I don’t particularly like but it makes my foundation stay on all day. I will be repurchasing this.

Ulta Amped Lashes

This mascara is supposed to give you really amped lashes which it does do. However, this product is clumpy and smudges under my eyes by the end of the day. I would not repurchase this.

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment

I got this in a set with the maracuja oil which I just featured in my favorites. This eye cream is not something that I like. First off, it is really pricey. Second of all, I did not see a difference in my eyes at all. I will not be repurchasing. Let me know if you guys have an eye cream that you like because I am on the hunt for one that really works.

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water

This is actually already a repurchase but I haven’t mentioned it in a while. This is great for keeping my oil at bay throughout the day. If you have oily skin you need to try this toner. I also love that it’s in a spray bottle so I don’t have to get out a cotton pad. I will be repurchasing again.

93,000 Miles and Whoosh Shower Jellies

I’m grouping these two products together because they’re both shower jellies but different scents. The Lush shower jellies are so much fun and everybody needs one of these in their life. Both of these scents are great and I would repurchase both. I want to try all the scents so I think I’m going to get the pine and needle scent next.

Garnier Micellar Water

Micellar water is an amazing way to remove makeup. It takes off makeup with no problem. This does leave an oily residue but I always wash my face after so I kind of ignore that. I have already repurchased this and I still love it.

Bath and Body Works Wild Apple Daffodil

There isn’t much to say about this lotion. I think everybody pretty much knows that the bath and body works lotions are pretty good lotions. Their normal lotions are all pretty much the same lotion just in different scents. I would not repurchase this scent again, though. It was pretty boring in my opinion. Their pink lemonade scent is my favorite right now.

 

June Favorites 2016

June Favorites 2016

June fave 2016

Sprayway glass cleaner

This is not a new product in my life at all but I just remembered how much I love this cleaning product. Do not buy Windex or any of those other window cleaners. This is literally (Chris Traeger voice) the best glass cleaning product of all time. You can buy this pretty much anywhere.

Wet N Wild Contouring Palette

I reviewed this a while back in a drugstore review. I got this at Walgreens for around $4 and it is seriously awesome. First off, you get a lot of product and it lasts all day. The contour shade is great for my skin tone. The highlight shade isn’t really much of a highlight but it is great for setting my undereye concealer.

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow

My last post was a review of this product and I love it. If I wasn’t trying to branch out on my makeup collection then I would go buy this in every color. This has amazing pigmentation and lasts forever. This shade of green is also a very wearable shade to incorporate into every day.

Tarte Maracuja Oil

I bought this a while ago but I didn’t really see a difference when using it. For some reason, my skin was very dry this month so I pulled this out. This was so good for my skin. It basically fixed my dry skin. I don’t think I’m going to use this every day and just pull it out when I need it.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

This book is about a girl who is kidnapped. The story is told from the mother’s, the detective’s, and the kidnapper’s point of view. I love books that are told from different character’s perspective. I also like short chapters which is kind of weird. There’s honestly no explanation for why I like short chapters but this book has those. I haven’t finished it yet but I will write a review when I am done.