Hello lovelies! I have the worst luck with technology. This is possibly my fifth time writing this post. Let’s jump right in! I just have to say that I am really enjoying this subscription box. I can see where some people who have larger beauty arsenal may not think this subscription is much, but as someone on a budget, I love this! The June box is called The Minimalists.
This month’s box contains:
bareMinerals Bareskin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Bumble and Bumble Don’t blow it hairstyler
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30
Tocca Eau de Parfum in Florence
Overall, I am extremely happy with this box. These are items definitely live up to the theme of the box. With the hot weather most of us gals have our hair tied up and don’t do much to it. I haven’t put much effort into my hair the last few months, including not blow drying it. I’m really excited to try out the Bumble and Bumble styler, the Becca primer and the bareMinerals serum bronzer(especially since I have a tan now). I tried out the Tarteguard on my face because the sunscreen that I have is not good for face, and I absolutely loved it! I intend to use this solely on my face and buy the full size when I’m done. When it comes to the Benefit They’re Real mascara, I just absolutely love this. I was actually needing a new tube of it specifically for a wedding that I was standing up in this past weekend, but I also use this whenever I want my lashes to look like I have falsies on.
That is all for now. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you want to see the makeup looks that I did for the wedding rehearsal and the wedding let me know in the comments. Have a great week! See you in my next post.
Hi friends! Yesterday I shared with you my shopping tips. I also began my Christmas shopping and I thought I would share a few things that I picked up. Don’t worry none of them will be reading this post, the surprise won’t be ruined!
I’m going to start with the newest member of the family. My adorable nephew, who will be three months old by the time Christmas comes around. I highly suggest checking out Target for great clothing options for a great price. I picked up two little outfits for him. Both have onesies with a pair of pants with them. One outfit was $14.99 and the other was $16.99, with the Cartwheel App, I got an additional 30% off. If you haven’t downloaded the app, I think you should.
For my mother, my sister and I picked up the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette and the travel size of the Benefit They’re Real mascara. I know it isn’t good to share eye makeup products, but if I can I will try and do a swatch and review after Christmas.
For a coworker, I picked up the Twisted Peppermint body cream. She loves this scent and has it in a smaller size. Now this I actually picked up for free with purchase. I had a coupon from a mailer that had an offer for a free Signature Collection Item up to a $13 value. My sister picked up four scentportable refills for her car. They had the 2 for $6 or 4 for $10 deal going on.
I also picked up a backup of the Becca by Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop. I know my first one will last me absolutely forever, but I’m absolutely blown away by it. I fell in love with highlighters and can’t wait to try others. I also picked up a new 2016 planner from Target. Not pictured: a free panty from Victoria’s Secret and a box of popcorn.
I hope you enjoyed my haul. If you want to see more of what I pick up through the holiday season. Let me know! I hope this gives you a couple of gift ideas. Have a fantastic Sunday!
Welcome to my October favorites! October was a pretty busy month for me. I was very quick and simple with my routine. I have a few items that I want to share, that were easy to make myself feel a little more put together.
You’ve seen me mention the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. It naturally evens out my skin tone, while it doesn’t always cover up blemishes or scars, I am happy with the coverage. It also doesn’t cake up or wear off throughout the day.
My Nars duo with Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer, is by far my holy grail product. I have put quite a dent into Laguna, I’m about to hit pan. I am excited about that because I’ve never hit pan on anything before! Orgasm blush, I think looks great on everyone and for myself works for almost every occasion!
Now this next product isn’t part of my everyday quick look, but it has quickly become almost a staple for when I want to bump up my look just a bit. I’m talking about the Becca higlighter by Jaclyn Hill in Champagne Pop. I’ve used it as a highlighter and as an eye shadow. It is just the perfect all around color and multi-use product.
For a quick and easy lip option, I’m a big fan of lip glosses. I probably own more than one person needs to own all in a similar shade of a nude-ish pink. My two favorites this month are the NYX’s Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee, and Rimmel’s new Oh My Gloss! in 160 Stay My Rose. They are both very different. Creme Brulee is a creamy, lightly moisturizing and fairly opaque. I can easily put this on without a mirror and not worry about it ending up all over my face. The Rimmel, is still a newer product that I own. It is a on the sheer side, but I absolutely love this color!
The last two products have been game changers for me. The first is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. While I have only used this a handful of times, I can tell that it definitely works. The biggest test with this was a friends wedding. My makeup looked almost perfect at the end of a long night of dancing. The second product is by Nailtiques. It is their oil therapy. It is a nail and cuticle oil. I’ll be the first to admit that I get lazy with putting lotion on my hands and taking care of my cuticles. With winter just around the corner, this has saved my nails and cuticles for the last year. Just after using it 2-3 times in one has transformed and improved my cuticles. This ranges between $9-$10, which for purchasing this well over a year ago, I think is a pretty good deal. I think If I were to use this a couple of times a day, everyday I would probably purchase two bottles a year. I don’t know about you but $20 a year for great and healthy cuticles is pretty darn good. An additional plus is that it smells great too!
Those are my October favorites. I hope that you enjoyed today’s post. What have you been loving? Please share!! Have a great weekend!!
Hi Ladies! So today I wasn’t planning on doing a haul post but I made a few small purchases over the course of the last month or so, and I thought why not share what I’ve gotten. I have used a couple of these items so far and immediately loved them! Plus I got a surprise early birthday gift, which I’ll save for last.
From the drugstore I got four lip products. I was on the hunt for the perfect lighter pinky brown nude, and a pinky nude lip liner. After looking around and researching a bit I went with the cult favorite Eastend Snob by Rimmel. I love it! For me, it is a my lips but pinker shade. On a low key day I’ll use this and a lip gloss. The next three I got were lipsticks from the Maybelline Colorsensational line, two from the purples collection and one from the red collection. From the red collection I got #615 Summer Sunset. It is a darker version of what I was looking for but I still loved the color in the bullet. The first from the purple collection is #420 Blissful Berry which is absolutely gorgeous! It is a great color for fall and can totally work when transitioning from winter to spring. In the tube it does look darker than what will actually come out on your lips but it is still a gorgeous purple berry shade. The second shade (spoiler alert: I love it!) #450 Mauve Mania is the shade that I’ve been looking for!! I’ve been pairing it with Rimmel’s Eastend Snob for a longer wearing look.
From Sephora, I made two different purchases. The first time I stopped into Sephora, I decided to walk in and see what was new and to see if I can find a great bright lipgloss. After roaming around the store and swatching different shades and brands, I settled on the Make Up For Ever Artist Flexi-Gloss. I had narrowed my choices down to two different pink shades. One that could be worn everyday and one that is definitely a statement. I went to pick up a Sephora brand eye mask, the pomegranate one, which I accidentally used before I took the photo, oops! I was talking to one of the lovely gals that worked there and another one stopped by to comment on the shades that I had swatched on my hand. They definitely convinced (not in the pushy you have to buy this way) to step out of my comfort zone and I went with the brighter shade in 209. It definitely compliments my fair skin tone and is definitely a statement color. Now that I’ve gone off track a bit back to the haul! The second purchase I just made online last week and got it in three days! Can I just say that I love how quickly I get my Sephora orders. I purchased the Sephora Favorites Ultimate Hair Essentials and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector by Jaclyn Hill in Champagne Pop. I’ve been a little bored with my hair products lately, and after cutting almost a foot off of my hair about 6 weeks ago I felt like I needed a change. The kit comes with 11 different “travel sized” products which most I can’t wait to try out and a couple I haven’t really heard about. When it comes to Champagne Pop, I just can’t wait to use it. When I saw a few of my favorite different YouTubers, all different skin tones, I felt like this could actually work for me. After I use it for awhile I will let you know how I like it. I also picked up my birthday gift the two Nars Lip Pencils (really excited about Cruella!) as well as another promotion of 12 samples of different hair care products and treatments (mostly oils and hair masks). I also chose to get the 3 free samples you get with every purchase. I definitely love making an order during the month of July because it feels like Christmas.
Now on to my surprise, early birthday gift. My birthday is at the end of July. I have been really busy the last week or two and getting everything done was a bit overwhelming. My mom and sister were going out of town for the weekend, and they just came back last night, but that left me with watching my sister’s dog and 2 cats that my brother left when he moved out. So the night before they left, my sister gave me my gift from her dog. Madden gave me the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I definitely have been wanting to get the palette but I’m more the type of person to wait after the hype dies down to really look into a product and decide if I need it and will actually use it or if I’m just going through a phase. This is also why I was a bit reluctant to get the Jaclyn Hill skin perfector and it is also a limited edition item. I did justify that with I only use a tiny bit at a time and it will last me forever. The things we say to ourselves when it comes to purchasing makeup.
I hope you enjoyed my little haul. What have you been eyeing drugstore or high end? Do you have any recommendations or want a review on any of these items? Let me know! I hope you all have a great week and see you in my next post!