Monday, October 30, 2017

GRWM | Everyday College Makeup

I'm not sure if I've posted on here about this, but I have a youtube channel! Check out my newest video which is my everyday look!



Friday, July 28, 2017

IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin TSV

The IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin TSV will be on sale at qvc.com for the next 24 hours! This set includes two compacts of the Celebration Foundation (supersized version) and the Heavenly Luxe Angled Brush!


This set is such an excellent value because not only do you get two foundations, you get more product and the perfect brush for application.

I have raved countless times about IT Cosmetics brushes because they are so soft, and this brush is no exception. It is gorgeous with its pearlescent handle. It does an excellent job of distributing the foundation and evenly blending it into the skin.

Speaking of the foundation, I've reviewed it before, and it is without a doubt one of the best powder foundations I've every tried. It has buildable, light to medium coverage, SPF 50+ and the compact packaging feels very sturdy. I also like the the foundation wears for a full work day for me, even when my natural oils begin to peek through.


This foundation comes in 7 shades. I've pictured 5 below.




Make sure to head over to qvc.com to check out this deal! It's available for a limited time so don't miss out!! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara and Clis Booster XL Mascara Base Review

Influenster had graciously given me the opportunity to try the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara, and I couldn't be happier. This is the first Lancome product I've ever tried.

This mascara is $25, and the primer, which was also included in this package is $25.50.




Honestly, this post doesn't even have to be that long because if you look at the picture below, you can see how well this mascara works. It gave me so much volume, it looks like I have on eyeliner. And my lashes look as long as false lashes. I was very impressed with this combo. They are also long lasting- almost waterproof.

The only thing I will say is that the mascara on it's own does not give my lashes as much length as it does with the mascara base. They work so well together. Also, if you purchase this mascara beware of clumps! Really take your time and put it on because "volumizing"equates to the possibility of clumps. 





Yes, together these products are $50+, but that is about an average price point for this brand. I'm not going to say that one needs to run out and by these products immediately because the price is steep. But if you are in the market for a fabulous high end duo, these products will not disappoint!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

POPSUGAR JUNE MUST HAVE BOX

If you haven't tried the Popsugar Must Have subscription box, nows the time! Use the coupon code "SHOP5" for $5 off your first box. Here are all the great products I received in the June box!


This box was impressive as usual! It came with a great assortment of products, and a lot of them are great for these hot summer months.

Here's the beautiful packaging you are presented with upon first opening this box:



This little pamphlet details every item in the box and it's retail value.


First up is the Aloha Collection Mid Size Ocean Coco Palms Pouch. This is great for the beach and the pool as it is "splash proof." The design is really fun, and I'll definitely be using it soon. It is also a good size. You could easily fit wet clothes/a change of clothes, and any other essentials. It retails for $36.


I love getting books in the Must Have boxes. As an avid reader, I was excited to see The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid in this box. It's retail value is $26.


I've been wearing hats almost every day, so I was especially excited to see this bright blue Billabong Trucker Hat. It retails for 17.95.


Some snacks are also included in the June must have box. The Caramel Starbucks Frappuccino is one of my favorites. A coupon to purchase another drink at a discounted price was also included. And the Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash cookie butter cookies were very good. Seriously, I ate these within 5 minutes of opening the box. The Starbuck Drink and Cookies retail for $2.19 and $0.99 respectively.


The Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray seems like an interesting concept. And I like the packaging. My hair texture is not really a good fit for this product though, so I'll probably give it to a friend and let them try it! It retails for $24. And The NCLA So Rich Mermaid Tears is a cuticle oil that keeps your nails moisturized and healthy. It smells great, and does exactly what it claims. It retails for $18.


And finally, the last thing in this box are these cute party straws from Meri Meri. They only cots $5.95 and I think they'd be a great addition to any summer party!


Popsugar did a great job with this box, as usual. My favorites are the hat, the bag, and the book. Let me know if you are a popsugar must have member down in the comments! Are you happy with this months box?

*Disclaimer: Popsugar graciously sent me this box for review purposes. All opinions are my own

Monday, May 29, 2017

I'm not angry, It's for the art. | MOTD

Why do I look so angry in these pictures? The answer is: I'm not angry, it's for the art.



Products Used:
Covergirl Queen Natural Hue Liquid Makeup
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
Black Radiance Powder Foundation
Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Powder 
Tarte Flushed Blush
It Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil
Mary Kay Eye Primer
Urban Decay YDK Eyeshadow
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner
Kiss I-Envy Lashes
E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Rich Red




I'll be back to posting on a regular basis~ 

It's about time, huh?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs!

TODAY ONLY you can go to qvc.com and check out the IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! set which features 5 products for a very discounted price. 






The products included in this set are:

1. The Bye Bye Makeup 3 in 1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm which is my favorite way to remove makeup. I've mentioned this product on my site several times in the past, and I continue to use it daily. It removes the toughest makeup, like waterproof products, and a little bit goes such a long way. My skin is so soft afterwards it feels like I've used a mask!

2. The Bye Bye Lines Serum; I'll be honest, I don't really gravitate towards anti-aging products, since I'm still pretty young but it's never to early to take care of your skin. This serum feels smooth and weightless on my skin, and I like applying it under makeup.

3. The Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination is one of my favorite concealers, as I've said before. The shade matches me well, and not only does it conceal my imperfections, it adds brightness to my skin giving me a natural glow. AND It's available in 2 new shades! My main gripe with IT Cosmetics is always the shade range so it is great to know that the brand actually listens and tries to cater to the needs of its customers!

4. The Bye Bye Pores Illumination is a BRAND NEW product and I am already impressed. I've said before that the Bye Bye Pores translucent powder is my favorite powder ever, but this Illumination version might have just knocked the original off it's top spot! When I use this powder over any foundation, it not only sets my look, but gives me that "lit-from-within" glow that I struggle to achieve. I use a lot of matte foundations since my skin is oily, so my skin can look flat or cakey after application, but this powder adds that light and dimension back into my face. I'm very impressed if you couldn't tell from my raving. 

5. The Heavenly Skin Brushes are SO SOFT. I think I have said that for every one of these brushes that I've reviewed, but seriously every person I have used this brush on or given this brush to as a gift has nothing but positive things to say about it.


I have tried all 5 of these products before, so I can say without a doubt that this set is an excellent value! Be sure to go to qvc.com ASAP to take advantage of this deal! These products have a $207 value and you can get all of them in the next 24 hours for $80 so don't wait!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites TSV 3/18/17!!!

Hello! I'm back with another amazing deal from IT COSMETICS. The IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites set is available right now on qvc.com for $59.94 plus shipping. It has a retail price of $185, so check out my thoughts on the products below. It might be a must-purchase.





This set comes with the following products:

1. The Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara: I've already talked about this mascara so much on my site, but I love it so much. I already used it everyday prior to receiving this box, but I am extremely happy to have a backup. It is an excellent all around mascara, and I highly recommend it.

2. Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment in Rose: I love the Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatments so much! I was super happy to try the new shade, Rose, because it adds a nice rosy tint to the lips. I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but these lip treatments make my lips feel softer than any product I've ever tried.

3. The Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination in Rich: This is another excellent product. It has great coverage, lasting power, and skin care properties. My only gripe (as usual with many IT Cosmetics face products) is that there is not more shade ranges available. This product comes in 5 shades, but Rich is the darkest shade, and I feel like there could be a few more darker shades.

4. Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush: These brushes are the softest brushes ever. Every time I get one it pains me to use it at first because they look so perfect. 

Overall this is a quality set for an amazing price. Make sure you check out qvc.com TODAY ONLY to get these products!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hiatus: Where the Heck Have I Been

Long time no post. I could sit here and type up a million excuses, but the main reason I haven't been blogging is because I didn't feel like it. I could say that I was too busy with school and work, but if I can find the time to watch netflix, I can find the time to blog.

Lately my passion for blogging has been low and I'm not sure if this is a result of english classes sucking my creativity dry, or writing for other publications, but I think turning this blog into a catch-all for all of the things I do will make me actually feel driven to write, and share my thoughts on all of the beauty products I use daily.

You're probably wondering what I mean by a "catch-all" blog. Makeup isn't my only passion. I also love writing poetry and short stories, and have been really into drawing and painting lately. I think it would be interesting to incorporate all of the creative activities I participate in onto this site, so in the next few months it's getting a remodel.

That being said, I JUST GOT THE NEW LAURA MERCIER MEDIUM/DEEP TRANSLUCENT POWDER AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS.

Clearly makeup still excites me, but I just don't want to feel as limited. And I definitely don't feel like making another website just for poetry and short stories and a different site for art and etc.



~talk to you soon