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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ulta Haul: Makeup, Skincare, Haircare

I went into Ulta for 2 things and came out with all of this... Story of my life lol 

I've been loving my DryBar dry shampoo and dey conditioner but I heard the Living Proof dry shampoo was lifeeee so I decided to pick up a travel size plus I got this travel size freebie as a gift with my purchase! 
This is one of the things I actually went into Ilta for lol. These are the under eye gel mask. PTR has gold ones but I heard they dont do anything special they're just like any other ones plus theyre super expensive so I decided to pick these up because ot was only $15 and you get 4 sets. I'm excited to try these. Has anyone tried them before?
The hydrating masks are repurchases. I love hydrating sheet masks and my dry skin needs them lol. These also came with a free gift which is another sheet mask so I thought that was awesome. 
These I purchased based on a recommendation. I posted on Facebook I would be doing a haul and one of the girls said to pick these up, so of course I picked up the 2 nudes from the collection. I actually heard these are dupes for the Too Faced Melted lipsticks so I'll be doing swatches for you in another post!
FI-NA-LLY! I have wanted this bronzer since it came out and I finally purchased it. I seriously cannot wait to try this. I know I'm so late on the bandwagon with this one but I hope it's worth the hype. As a first impression I'm not 100% sure that I'll love it because I noticed it does have some shimmer in it and I like my bronzers to be matte, but we'll have to see!
This was a re-stock. I took this on vacation with me and by the time I got back it was gone. Once I run out of this one I'll have to purchase the full size. I LOVE this body butter.
This is also a restock as I ran out of my kiwi one. I wanted to try a different scent this time and I loveeee mangos so that was an easy decision lol.

I also purchased 2 bath bombs (the second item I went to Ulta for lol). I was debating on getting these or the cupcape bath bomb but these were on sale 2 for $10 and I think the cupcake was $10 alone so I figured I'd get more for my money with this deal. But I definitely want to try to cupcake bath bomb soon!
And lastly I ran out of shampoo and conditoner so I had to pick some up. I have never heard of this brand but the packaging caught my eye and it's sulfate free so I had to pick it up! My hair is dry and damaged which I why I purchased this specific one but they have shampoo and conditioner for all hair types. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Laura Geller Haul & Review

I've been testing these products out for about 3 weeks now and I've been so anxious to share them with you! Everyone knows Laura Geller's infamous highlighter in Gilded Honey, but they have so many other amazing products than just their highlighters (although I am dying to get my hands on the 2 new ones!) But anyway, here are some more products from the brand that I hope you enjoy reading about :) You can find these products on their website at LauraGeller.com or in Ulta stores or on Ulta's website!

The first product is their Baked Blush-N-Brighten which retails for $28. When I first saw this I thought "oh no, this is NOT going to look good on my fair skin tone". It looked way too dark in the pan, but when I swatched it, ohhhh when I swatched it, I knew I had fallen in love. 
As you can see from the top swatch it is very intense, but the bottom swatch is when it's blended and it has this beautiful sheen to it. It blends out to a nice corally, almost berry shade and I feel like this would be perfect for spring and summer because of the coral undertones but also great for fall and winter because of the berry tones. I also think this would look great on any skintone ranging from fair to deep. Fair skin tones would just have to use minimal product and deep skin tones could build it up. The formula is very pigmented and smooth. It's not patchy like other blushes I've tried. 


 

Next are their Pout Perfection lip liners which retail for $18 a piece. The one on the left is in Nude and the one on the right is Cabernet. They are the ones you have to sharpen which is probably the only downside, but the formula makes up for them! 
For some reason the swatches look a little patchy but I promise you these lip liners are BOMB. I've been using Nude on it's own without anything else on my lips and it's so comfortable and doesn't dry my lips out like a lot of other lip liners. Probably my favorite lip liners hands down. I have a feeling I'm going to love Cabernet for the Summer! 
This is their Waterproof Eyeliner in Caffe Mocha which retails for $20. I don't typically go for brown eyeliners, I'm more of a black eyeliner kind of gal, but I've actually been using this lately and I really like it to smoke out the lower lash line. The smudger on the opposite end is really convenient to smoke it out, too. That way you don't have to dirty another brush and throw it into the pile of brushes you already have to clean. 
Next is the Filter Finish which retails for $32. I honestly had NO hopes for this. I saw the multiple bright colors of green, purple, yellow, and orange and my mind automatically said "nope". I know this year is all about color correcting but I didn't see how this was going to color correct. Luckily that's not the purpose of this product. It's a setting powder to basically give you a "filtered" look. I was so pleasantly surprised with the swatch and now I'm hooked. I personally like using this as a highlighter because I'm so fair, the pearly reflects look stunning as a highlight. I think the setting powder way would look great on skin tones deeper than mine. I've seen this on a bunch of youtubers channels and Instagrams lately so I see this being the next big thing. Definitely worth it in my opinion. 

This is fhe Spackle Treatment Soothing Primer that retails for $32. Honestly this couldn't have come at a more perfect time. My face has been really red lately and using this before applying my foundation has really helped tone down the redness. I have really sensitive skin so this would be perfect for anyone who gets irritated really easily or has rosacea. 
As you can tell in the swatch it has a very prominent green tone to it which helps cancel out redness. I purposefully didn't blend it out all the way but it does blend into your skintone. 


 
These are the Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks that retail for $21 a piece. I love the detailing along the lipstick itself and the packaging feels super luxurious as it is magnetic and pretty heavy. I've actually decided to get rid of all my darker lipsticks because I legit never reach for them. They just don't look that good on my skin tone. The colors are gorgeous, don't get me wrong. I just tend to go for more pinky nudes.


 
This is the Delectable eyeshadow palette in Delicious Shades of Cool. This retails for $45. I think their eyeshadow forms are unique because they're spherical at the top which I find to be a really cool concept. The shadows are VERY pigmented and I love that they have both matte and shimmer shades in this palette. I'm a very light, neutral kind of girl so I stick with the left side of the palette, although the purples and blues are sooo beautiful. I'm just not that daring to dive into them. I also think it's great that it comes with a dual ended brush for on-the-go purposes. 
Last but not least, the infamous highlighters. I've been dying to get my hands on these bad boys and now that I finally have, they came out with 2 new ones! It's sooo hard to keep up with these makeup companies lol. On the right is Ballerina and the left is Gilded Honey. Both stunning, both great formulation. The only complaint I have is the same one everyone else has - the pan size. Each one of these is $26 a piece and the pan size is comparable to that of a MUFE eyeshadow pan. As an eyeshadow, the size is huge. But typically highlighters tend to be larger. I don't tend to run through highlighters all that often because I have so many of them, but the price point for the amount of product you get is what gets to me. Regardless though, they're gorgeous and selling off shelves!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

First, can we just talk about how perfect the combo of the makeup and sweets is? That's my kind of Valentine!

I just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day to all of my beautiful followers. Thank you all for supporting me and keeping up with me on all my social media and for showing me so much love. I hope all of you have an incredible day whether you have a significant other or not! Yes, today is pretty much a made up holiday for couples to take the time to appreciate one another, which should really be done on a daily basis. BUT today can also be a day to take the time to appreciate YOU and love and pamper yourself. So enjoy it! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

What I Got For Christmas: Haul

Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year. Merry (late) Christmas to all of those that celebrate! I hope you had a wonderful one. I know many people celebrate other holidays, but I personally celebrate Christmas so I wanted to share with you my gifts. Please note these have been accumulated from the end of August until now so I've probably posted about these prior in hauls and such but for those of you that keep up with me, you know that I take pictures to post for all of you (sometimes swatch) and then I put them away for Christmas. That means no touching them again. The torture is reaaaaall, but it's so satisfying seeing everything accumulate and pile up. Because it's only a day after Christmas, I haven't tested many of these items out. If you'd like reviews on specific products, leave a comment below :) Disclaimer: this is not to brag. I personally like seeing hauls and what other people get so I'm sure there are others out there who feel the same. Please know I am well aware how truly blessed I am and I don't take it for granted one bit. 

I know a lot of people ask for purses and jewelry, but I have way more than enough handbags and jewelry and truthfully I think it's a bit overrated. Makeup is my passion and I love sharing with all of you so that's what I asked for. 











BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel palette






 
Laura G Nail Polish in
 
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral
 
 
Victoria's Secret Holiday Gift Sets:
Pink Body Mists in Fresh & Clean, Warm & Cozy, Hot Crush, and Sunkissed
Body Mists in Bombshell, Tease, Heavenly, and Very Sexy
 
 I got 4 bras from Victoria's Secret (3 regular and 1 sports bra). I also got a roller ball in the scent Angel, a full Bombshell perfume, and 2 other little mists
A fair isle print PINK sleep shirt and 4 holiday panties
 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
 
 
Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette in Fetching, Dollface, Prim, Smashing, and Beaming
Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks includes Melted Lipsticks in Nude, Peony, and Fig and also includes blushes in Love Hangover, Your Love Is King, and Justify My Love
 
Too Faced Le Petit Tresor includes 3 lipsticks (WHAM, Nude Beach, and Taffy)
 
Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2
 
Becca Glow on The Go set includes Becca pressed and liquid highlighter in Opal. I also got the Becca Afterglow palette which includes 3 highlighters (Moonstone, Rose Gold, Topaz) and 2 blushes in (Wild Honey and Flower Child) 
 
Stila Liquid Lipsticks in Carmello, Patina, Aria, Como, Chianti, and Fiery
 
Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix in Cafe and Aubergine
 
LaVanila Deo Trio deodorants in Vanilla Snowberry, Pure Vanilla, and Vanilla Amber
 
Sephora Favorites Lashstash
 
NARS Creamy concealer in Vanilla, Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder
 
Sephora Give Me Some Lip includes: Sephora Lip Stain in Peony, Tarte lipstick, Fresh lipstick, Marc Jacobs lipstick, Makeup Forever lipgloss, and Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita.
 
 
Marc Jacobs The Sofia mini lipstick collection in the shades Blow, Dashing, So Sofia, Boy Gorgeous, and Infamous
Bobbi Brown highlighter in Pink
 
PINK body mists in Wild At Heart, Total Flirt, and Wild and Breezy. I also got the VS makeup removing wipes.
 
 
Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer, Pure White Beauty Blender, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, (I returned the Sephora Masks) and with the orders I got the Oh What Fun sample bag and the white and gold striped sample bag.
 
 
MAC Oh Darling highlighter
 
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Mini Lipsticks in Penelope Pink, So Marilyn and Bitch Perfect. Also Charlotte Tilbury highlighter in Gold Bar
 
YSL Rouge Couture Collection (these are mini). Comes in Le Rouge, Le Orange, Le Fuschia, and Le Nu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter in Starlight and the Anastasia A23 brush
 
 
 
 
Okay THIS is so exciting for me because Kathleen Lights has one that's usually in the background of her videos and I have been looking for it FOREVER but it was a limited edition item so I am so happy I finally got my hands on my initial! :)

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Kit (because it's about time!) This was probably the one thing I was most excited about. I've been waiting for this beauty ever since it came out.

My welcome kit for reaching VIB Rouge! Also two 100 point perks: Origins Eye Cream and Makeup Forever Smoothing Primer.
 
 
Too Faced Love Flush palette includes 6 blushes.
 
 
5 out of 7 Bath and Body Works candles in Tis The Season, Dashing Through The Snow, Party Dress, Winter, and Spiced Apple Toddy
 
 
The other 2 candles in Frosted Cranberry and Sweater Weather. I also got this super cute snowflake candle holder!
 
Bracelet from Kay Jewelers
 
Christmas movies from my childhood because I wanted to watch them this year and I didn't have them and couldn't find them on TV :( but now I have them! These are such classics.
 
A bunch of candy that I've already dug into: Sour Punch Straws, Sour Patch Kids, Xtremes Air Heads, Air Heads, and Peanut M&Ms
Needless to say, I had a pretty awesome Christmas this year. All I really asked for was makeup so I was ecstatic with everything.