Saturday, October 22, 2016


POPSUGAR has given me the opportunity to try their October Must Haves subscription box,  and before I get into what is actually in this box, I just have to say that this is by-far the best box I've received from them. This is mostly because all of the items in this box are things that I love/was planning on purchasing anyway very soon. 

If you know me, you know I love to read (and write obviously), so the fact that Lisa Sugar, the founder of POPSUGAR'S,  book was included in this box made me extremely happy. This was probably the item I was most excited to see. I haven't gotten very far into it yet, but it is about positivity. Inspiration/self help books are some of my favorites to read.

Another thing I love is mugs. Seriously. You should see my kitchen cabinets. This Rise & Shine Mug from Morning Culture  is so cute. It goes perfect with the My Cup of Cocoa Dark Drinking Chocolate. This Cocoa mix works with any type of milk, but I used 2% and it tasted great!

Ask any of my friends. I've been talking about how I need a new black liquid liner for the whole week, so needless to say, I was ecstatic when I saw that the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black was included in this box. The tiny ball at the end of this tip causes a small learning curve, but it is very black, and very long-lasting.

I've heard awesome things about the Makeup Eraser, so I'm happy to try out this mini size. All you do is wet this product with warm water, and it takes off your makeup. I haven't tried this product yet, but if you want I can do a full review if any of you all are curious to see if this product really works!

As a bath fanatic- actually you probably already know I'm going to rave about this product, seeing as how I've raved about everything so far. The Lalalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath has an amazing scent. It leaves my skin soo smooth. I used it as a Shower Oil this morning, but I plan on using this as a bubble bath very soon, since the smell is so relaxing and perfect for fall.

This product caught me way off guard! The Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella retails for more than this subscription box costs! It comes in the adorable, signature, Henry Bendel print, and I love that it's small enough to stick in most of my purses or backpacks.

This box also came with a few coupons so you can save on Lalicious, Henri Bendel, and Revlon products in the future.

At $39.95 a month, The POPSUGAR Must Have box is an excellent value. All of the products in this box retail for over $153 dollars, so you are definitely getting a great deal. If you are able to get this monthly subscription, I highly recommend it!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Studio Gear Impactfull Pro T.L.S. Mascara and Invincible Gel Liner Review

Hey guys! Studio Gear has kindly sent me their Impactfull Mascara, Invincible Gel Liner, and #31 Invincible Liner Brush to try out. I was pretty excited to use these because I've been a fan of Studio Gear products for a while now. 

Lets start off with the mascara. The Impactfull Mascara features a pretty standard bristle brush with a cylindrical, but tapered shape. I find the size of the want perfect for my eyes, and I prefer bristles to plastic wants because I feel like they grab every single lash. The formula is very nice too. It is pretty lightweight, so my lashes don't clump together or get weighed down by the product. On my lashes, this product provides be with some volume and a whole lot of length. It's probably going to be my go-to daily mascara for the time being. If you want to see a full review, I did one last year!

The Invincible Gel Liner in Earth (Brown) is an excellent formula. The swatch below on my arm would not come off until I scrubbed it with eye makeup remover. On my eyes it lasts all day long. My favorite ways to wear it are in a thin line across my upper lashes, smudged on my lower lash line, and smoked out on my upper lash line as a base for smokey eyes. I highly recommend checking out this product if you are in need of a long lasting, gel liner.

The #31 Invinvible Liner Brush is nice for smudging and creating thick lines. I think a thinner brush would be easier to use with the Gel Liner though. The brush is, however, soft, easy to clean, and the handle seems very sturdy.

Overall, I like these products, and you can definitely expect to see the mascara and liner featured in future makeup looks. I'm thinking of doing a full face using all Studio Gear products very soon. Have you tried any Studio Gear products? Let me know below in the comments!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

BERRY FALL Makeup Look

I promised you drama in my last post, so here it is! This fall look is nice for a night out, whereas my last look was pretty suitable for day time. This look was pretty simple to achieve so keep reading to find out how I did it!

For the eyes, I primed them with eyeshadow primer, and then took a cool toned, taupe-brown color into my crease. Afterwards I highlighted my brow bone with matte cream shade. Then on to the fun part: the purples! I placed a medium shimmery purple shade all over my lid and on my lower lash line, and built the depth from there. On the outer half of my eye I used a deeper purple, and on the outer corner I used a dark-almost black brown. I took a clean blending brush and blended the darker shades into the browns in the crease of my eye. Then to add some brightness to the eye, I used an irredecent pink shade on the inner corner of my eyes. I finished off the look with winged eyeliner on the top lid, pencil liner on the lower lid, and mascara.

I kept the face simple, since I wanted to go for a bold lip. I primed my face, and used foundation and concealer to correct my imperfections. Then after setting my makeup with a translucent powder, I highlighted my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose. I also warmed up my complexion with a powder foundation that is darker than my skin tone. And Finally I applied the lip color.

Products Used:
-Benefit Stay Don't Stray
-Urban Decay Electric Palette
-2nd Love Cosmetics Eyebrow Compact
-IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer
-Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
-IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder
-IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
-Maybelline Master Hi-Light
-Wet n Wild Lipstick in Vamp it Up

This look was fun for me because my favorite color is purple. Which fall look do you like better? This one or my last look? Let me know below!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Natural BASIC Fall Makeup Look 2016

This makeup look can only be described with the word BASIC. Cranberry and gold eyes, golden highlight, and a berry lip- replicate this look and you'll be identical to all the bloggers, youtubers, and instagramers! All jokes aside though, this has been one of my favorite daily looks. The eyes aren't crazy dramatic (I don't add the falsies on a daily basis).If you haven't seen enough tutorials on this look yet on blogs and youtube, keep reading!

I started of this look with eyes to avoid getting fallout on my face makeup. I primed my eyes using eye primer. Then I used the mid tone browns in the 5 color Paula Dorf palette pictured below in my crease to begin adding definition. Next I added deeper browns in the crease to amp up to definition in that area, and after that I added the almost black-purple shade from the 10 color Born Pretty Store Palette, also pictured below. I concentrated this color mostly on the outer corner of my eyes and blended the remaining product into the crease. Then I took a sparkly black eyeshadow and ran it along the outer corners of my lower lash line. Finally, I placed the terracotta color, and the gold color on my lid (mixed together).

I finished off the eyes with liquid eyeliner with a baby wing, mascara, and false eyelashes.

The face was pretty simple as well. I primed my face, applied foundation and concealer, and applied my blush and highlight. Then I warmed up my face and contoured with a powder foundation darker than my skin tone. Then I finished the look with a loose powder which muted the color of the blush, highlighter, and contour shades. This really made the look more daytime friendly.

I finished off the whole look with a lip treatment which I put on before my matte, berry lip color!

Products Used:

  • Born Pretty Store Palette 
  • Paula Dorf Aztec Palette
  • Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow
  • IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Black Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
  • Kiss 03 False Eyelashes
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer
  • Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
  • Colourpop Cheek Colors in Avalon and Get Leid
  • Studio Gear Dual Identitiy Powder Foundation
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer
  • Black Radiance Pressed Powder
  • IT Cosmetics Lip Treatment
  • L'Oreal Prop Matte Gloss in Forbidden Kiss 

I probably should have just named this post "everyday fall makeup look," but ya know. Anyway, let me know what kind of looks you enjoy doing in the fall in the comments below. And stay tuned for a WAY more dramatic version of this look coming very soon.