Morning, Lovelies! I apologize for the lack of posting the past two weeks. I was on vacation in Cancun (mini travel vlog coming soon!) and moving back into college in Manhattan (dorm tour also coming soon!) and it was just too crazy to keep up my normal schedule. But now that I'm settled in, things can get back to normal! With that said, here's this month's favorites!Read More
Morning, Lovelies! I've done quite a bit of shopping lately and I thought I would give y'all a haul post today on the beauty items that have found their way into my collection lately! I'll report back most likely in my August Favorites on which ones we're outstanding, and I'm excited to try the majority of these while on vacation this week in Cancun, Mexico (don't worry, there will be one vlog at least, maybe two!) Tell me below any of these that you've tried, and your thoughts! Or If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them!Read More
Morning, Lovelies! I've recently picked up a few bits and pieces from the drugstore, ULTA, and Sephora, and I thought I would share my mini-haul today with you! Some of these are repurchases of things that I love, and some are completely new!Read More
Birchbox absolutely nailed this box! They always send great products, but this month, they knew EXACTLY what I needed! After-sun lotion? YES please. Blemish Serum? Bring it on! Check out all the amazing products featured in this month's Birchbox!Read More
I apologize for being a tad late on the Favorites this month, I just couldn't decide which products to pick! I've been loving so many new things lately, but I managed to whittle it down to just a few gorgeous bits!Read More
Holy cow, I can't believe April has already flown by! There's only about two weeks of school left for me, and then I'll be home in Texas for the summer! This month, I've been having fun with lots of bright colors, like these fun Essie polishes and coloring books!Read More
It was so hard to narrow down just a few favorites for this month! Between all the amazing gifts I received for Christmas, and new products I've been trying out, it was a very difficult decision! So here's a bit of beauty, an amazing book, and just a touch of fashion that I've loved this month!
We'll start off with the bulk of the beauty. I've been all about going back to natural products lately. The Kopari Sheer Coconut oil is amazing as a makeup remover, moisturizer, nail oil, and split-end saver. Next up is the LUSH Cosmetics Cup o' Coffee facial scrub and mask. This little powerhouse of caffeinated-goodness perks up your skin, (bye bye dark circles) and leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft! Finally, the Benefit Tinted Lash Primer has totally changed my lash game! I use that as a base coat under the L'Oreal Million Lashes mascara, or alone if it's a natural makeup day.
Two awesome things I got for Christmas made the final cut. My grandmother gave me a few books, and one of them was Grace Coddington's Memoir. I'm only about half way through it, but so far its full of funny and insightful stories about her childhood and early career. Such a good read. Next up, the Anastasia Contour Palette in light to medium. I was super skeptical of a contour palette because my skin is so fair, put this one is very easy to blend, and not too dark!
Finally, we have these little gems, the Eva Ear Jacket from Stella and Dot! My sister gave them to me for Christmas, and I'm absolutely obsessed with them! The set comes with two pairs of studs and one jacket back, so you can wear the studs alone or either one with the jacket. Too cute!! Check them out in my Speckled Grey and Bright Poppy style posts.
Due to limited space while packing for the holiday break, I had to pair down my makeup collection to just my favorites. Today I thought I would share which one's I picked and why!
This gem was part of my Best Drugstore Foundation Review, and to be honest, it's one of the only foundations that is light enough for my skin tone (I swear, I'm somehow getting paler). Besides that, it has great coverage, a good consistency and it LASTS.
This has been on my face daily for months. I just can't seem to find anything that measures up to it. The shade is beautiful on fair skin and the formula is long lasting and natural looking. These blushes are a cult item for a reason!
Another cult favorite. Every beauty blogger and their mother raves about this budget find. It has great coverage for both redness and those monster zits (we all get them, let's all admit it). The sponge tip is a little odd at first, but I promise you'll love it once you start using it!
Okay, so this one was a Christmas Present, but it's still taking over my makeup bag as my favorite product right now. The highlight shades are beautiful, and the contours are so pretty and natural. Watch out for a review/tutorial in the near future!
I absolutely love this mascara! My lashes are perpetually sticking straight out, but this makes them hold a curl SO much longer. Most people either love it or hate it, but mine is a LOVE.
This mascara is so good, Birchbox has a waiting list for it. (and I'm on it). seriously. I'm actually still trying to scrape the last bits from this sample size, but crossing my fingers that the list opens up soon and I can grab a full size!
At first, I wasn't a huge fan of this liner, I had heard it talked up by so many bloggers, and I was rather disappointed when it smudged right off from my lash curler. I revisited it a little while ago, and I found that if you A) Put it on over eyeshadow and B) Wait a few minutes before curling your lashes (I used to curl them RIGHT after) the liner will have time to set, and this stuff will stay dark and black all day long.
LORAC Skinny Palette in Black
I fell a little guilty putting this one, seeing as it was limited edition and is no longer available, but LORAC has so many similar palettes which are fabulous (I'm eyeing the Pro Mattes palette). LORAC shadows are buttery, pigmented, and long lasting. Some of the best I've ever used!
Have any favorite everyday products? Let me know in the comments below!
It's my favorite time of the month again! It always makes me smile to see that pretty pink Birchbox in my mail! Plus, how pretty are these box designs?? I absolutely love them!
This palette has 36 gorgeous shades ranging from pretty creams, rich browns, vivid purples, and wild teals! There's a little something for everyone and encourages you to branch out and try something wild! The shadows are crazy pigmented and last all day (I'm not kidding, ALL DAY) I loved getting to test out this cute little trio!
I've been eyeing Benefit's Gimme Brow for a while now, and Birchbox read my mind with this little sample! It gives natural, light pigment and holds brows in place like non other without making them feel glued.
I loved the Harvey Prince Hello Hand cream, and the perfume has the same light, fresh, scent! I love the sample size, because it makes it easy to carry in my handbag for a little spritz mid-day!
If you need volume, look no further! This blowout spray gives amazing lift to my generally flat locks! Just spray into damp hair and brush through right before blow drying and viola!
I think this may be my favorite of the box! I have very fair skin (and I'm a college student) which means under-eye circles and puffiness is a daily battle. I saw improvement 5 minutes after my first use (Not at all joking.) I think this may be my miracle in a tube, stay tuned to find out!Read More
We are quickly nearing the end of July, wow it went by fast! I finished up a few good products this moth and thought it would do a quick mini review of each!
I was a bit skeptical of this one at first, so I chose to test out the smaller-sized version before committing to a full size. It doesn't lather at all, but it's actually amazing! If you need to simplify your hair routine and clean out your hair from product-overload, grab one of these!
I bought this along with the matching liquid foundation and concealer pen, and I loved all three! As far as drugstore face-makeup goes, Neutrogena has some of the best products! All three are made with salicylic acid, which fights breakouts throughout the day!
In the realm of eyeliner pens, this one is a strong contender! It doesn't stay all day, but longer than most drugstore options, and it has one of the thinnest tips, which makes it great for getting the perfect cat eye!
I wrote about this mascara in my Rollerlash vs They're Real faceoff, and I'm writing about it again because it's still, in my opinion, one of the best mascaras on the market. It has incredible separation and lengthening power!
Last but not least, I picked up these two because I'm a cult follower of Aveeno's Positively Radiant Moisturizer and I wanted to test out their other products! I can't say they were "life changing" but they were very good, and I could tell a definite difference in the overall quality of my hair. I would absolutely recommend these!
What products have you emptied this month?
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First off, the box itself this month is stunning, and the products overall are great! I thought I would do a little first impressions/mini reviews of each!
I'm a huge fan of this liner, and already own a full size, but this tiny sample is perfect for keeping in my purse for a touch up! (not that I'd need it, this liner has got some serious staying power!)
2. Davines MINU Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Serum
I've never heard of this brand or product before, but it's specially made for color-treated hair! Stay tuned for a review!
One of my favorite BB Creams (which I'm sadly now too pale for) is made by Dr. Jart+, however, I have yet to test out their skincare! I'm excited to try this one!
The fact that these wipes are biodegradable is amazing! They're fantastic at removing stubborn makeup too! Only drawback is they're about double the cost of my trusty Simple makeup wipes.
Major disappointment. I was so excited to see this in my box that I used it immediately. My first impression was that it had amazing pigmentation, but felt a little odd on my lips. After about an hour, my lips were completely dried out, the lipstick was cracked and looked awful. I would not recommend trying this one.
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