Huge Sephora Haul!!!

Hello lovelies! Welcome back! Today I’m sharing with you everything that I’ve picked up from Sephora over the last couple of months and also some things I received for Christmas. This is stuff that has been purchased over the course of two or three shopping trips. Let’s jump right and see what I picked up.

Let’s start with eyeshadow palettes. I’m almost ashamed to share the eye palettes that I’ve picked up. Not because of what I picked up but the number of palettes that I purchased. First there is the Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette. I picked this up because the red/cranberry shades. Next I picked up the Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette. This palette I purchased by accident. I thought that this was a highlight palette and not an eye palette. It does look pretty and I think I will be keeping this. Next I got the ColourPop Take Me Home Eye Shadow Palette. I thought this would be a great travel option. Next I picked up the Smashbox Dawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Highlighting Kit. I picked this up purely because I have been wanting the pearl highlight palette and I wanted to try out the cover shot eye shadows. I also picked up the Anastasia Prism Eye Shadow Palette. The colors in this palette were unique and I don’t have anything like this. There is also the ColourPop Golden State of Mind that I picked up. The last two items are the Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set and the L’Oreal Telescopic mascara in Carbon Black. The Stila set, I had my eye on just about the entire holiday season and when I saw it in store, I knew that I needed it. The L’Oreal Telescopic mascara, clearly isn’t from Sephora, but I picked it up based on the fact that I have been hearing about it for years and was never able to find it in store. I just happened to come across this last tube on the shelf at my local Target and grabbed it.

I also picked up a few face items, that strangely focus on contouring, bronzing, and highlighting. The other thing that they have in common is that they are all made by Tarte. I first picked up the Pro Glow To Go. I thought that this would be perfect for traveling. I also picked up the Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette, and the Limited-Edition Goddess Glow Highlighter. Both items had my eye on for quite some time. I know the chisel palette is relatively new but every time I saw it I would put it in my cart and then take it out again.

Next up I purchased a couple of skincare items. I repurchased the smaller size of the Glamglow Supermud Clearing treatment. Also by Glamglow I picked up the Gravitymud Firming treatment to try out. As 100 point perks, I chose my favorite cleanser by Philosophy the Purity made simple, and by Sunday Riley Good Genes.

Now if you’ve seen my makeup collection posts or even my declutter posts, you’ll know that I have more than enough lip products. As you can tell I stocked up lip balm. I get these as a gift just about every year from a family friend. I think I haven’t bought any lip balm in at least four or five years. I received three of my favorite silk & shine, a conditioning lip serum, two ultra-rich hydration dual-layer balm, dual pack of medicated lip ointment, and two deep renewal lip balms.  Two more drugstore finds that I picked up. The first is the Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in Nude Honey. I haven’t seen anyone talk about this or review, so I’m intrigued to see how this will work. The next item is the Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Red Diva. I picked this up because of the next item. My boyfriend gave me the Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999 Matte, which is a classic red. The last lip products that I picked up from Sephora is the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set. This was one of their holiday lip sets they came out with this year, and I’ve been really wanting to try out their liquid lips.

This last group of products are items that I received for Christmas. I got Gilmore Girls: A Year in Review. Gilmore Girls has a special place in my heart, and when I came across this in Best Buy, my boyfriend picked it up for me. I also received a makeup organizer with gold trim, an Apple TV, and not pictured because I don’t know where I placed it was Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook. As you can see I had a huge haul this time around and it made me hit the Rouge level, so I received the 56.5 mini brush.

Whew! If you’re still reading, you’ve reached the end. Thank you for staying with me during the long post. This was a huge haul and I’m excited to dig in and really start using everything. If you want to see a review or a first impression, or in a look, let me know! I’m always taking suggestions, and would love to hear from you. That’s everything. I hope that you all have a wonderful week and I’ll see you in my next post.

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Project Pan Winter Edition~Update!

Hello everyone! Today is all about the progress that I’ve made with my project pan products. The guidelines were to finish or hit pan on 8 products by May 6th and give you at least one update. Let’s jump right in!

So far I have finished one product. I finished the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. I know in the glass it looks like there is still a bunch of product on the bottom. There really isn’t there is some that is on the side of the glass, but it’s a paint in the butt to get out. I liked this but I probably won’t be repurchasing any time soon.

The next group of products I feel will be used up by the time the last update comes around.

Nivea A Kiss of Mint & Minerals Lip Balm

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Benefit the Porefessional Primer

MAC eye shadow in All That Glitters

These last few products, I may finish if I try really hard to consistently use them daily.

Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

That’s everything that I have an update on. I will hopefully reach my goal of finishing 8 products by May 6th. Would you like me to do these project pans quarterly or seasonally? What do you think? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you! Have a great week!

 

Project Pan- Winter Edition!

Hello lovelies! I’m doing another Project Pan. I loved doing it last time and decided to do another. I have chosen 12 products that are nearing expiration or, I just need to actually use it.

Guidelines:

  • 8 products completed or hit pan
  • time frame- 3 months; May 6
  • at least one update within that time

Products:

img_2614Nivea Lip Balm Kiss of Mint

img_2612Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

img_2615Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

img_2637CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 110 Creamy Natural

img_2619Buxom Lip Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Essie Polish in The Girls Are Out

Victoria’s Secret body mist in Noir Tease

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 110 Ivory

img_2624MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown

Benefit Porefessional primer

MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters

That’s everything that I’m hoping to use up in the next few months. During these months, I will be on a no-buy once again. The only items that I will purchase are things that I absolutely need. Who’s kicking off the new year with a project pan?! What products are you including? Let me know! Have a great week!

Fall Lip Colors

Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite fall lip colors. While I love the look of deep dark berries, reds, and purples, it tends to give me what I like to call the Snow White effect. I say that because my hair is dark, pale skin and light eyes. It isn’t my favorite look, but every once in awhile I change things up a bit. Anyways, on to my fall picks. From lightest to darkest:

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Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya 027

Urban Decay in Naked

Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural in N9

L’Oreal Colour Riche in Berry Exciting 203

Maybelline ColorSensational in Blissful Berry 410

Maybelline ColorSensational Mattes in Untainted Spice 950

Left to Right: Juicy Papaya, Naked, N9, Berry Exciting, Blissful Berry, Untainted Spice

Left to Right: Juicy Papaya, Naked, N9, Berry Exciting, Blissful Berry, Untainted Spice

Those are my current fall favorite lip colors! What are your favorites? Which ones should I try? What is your favorite brand and formula? Have a great afternoon!

October Favorites

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!!

Halloween Look

Hi all! Today I’m sharing with you the look that I created for Halloween this past weekend. I wore a flapper costume that I had purchased for a show that I was in a few years ago. So I went on YouTube to see if I can find a look that was fairly simple and quick at the same time. My inspiration behind this look was taken from Jaclyn Hill’s Old Hollywood Glam tutorial. I used what products I had on hand, and went to town hoping that I can do a good enough job.

Let’s start from the “bottom” up. Starting with Primer. After I cleansed and moisturized my face, I used the Hourglass Mineral Veil all over my face, excluding the T-zone. In my T-zone I used Benefit’s Porefessional.

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FACE

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation- 110 Ivory

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- 15 Fair, on spots and blemishes

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer/Highlighter- 230 Fair/Light, under eyes

Nars Bronzer- Laguna

NYX Blush- Pinched

 

EYES/BROWS

Maybelline Color Tattoo- 70 Barely Branded

From the Naked 2- Foxy(lid), Tease(crease/outer v), Blackout(bottom lash line)

From the Naked Smoky- Thirteen(lid), Combust(crease/outer v), Whiskey(crease/bottom lash line)

Kat Von D Ink Liner- Trooper

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner- Perversion(water and tight line)

Benefit They’re Real Mascara- Black

Brows- Whiskey(Naked Smoky); Maybelline Brow Drama- Deep Brown

 

LIPS

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner- 02 Red Dynamite

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet- 505 Burning Lava

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August Favorites!

Today I am sharing with you my August favorites. These few items I have used constantly through out the month. For my birthday at the end of July, I received a Sephora gift card and I picked up a few items and haven’t put them down since!

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The Beauty Blender has by far been the greatest thing I picked up. I was previously using one that I got from Target. The Beauty Blender blows that one out of the water. I can’t believe I waited so long to get this. I apologize for it being dirty. I used it this morning totally forgetting I had to photograph it.

I don’t know about you girls, but liquid liner and winged out liner has always been difficult for me. I picked up the Kat Von D ink tattoo liner. I couldn’t be more impressed with it. It is a nice dark, matte black, and it stays all day!

The Revlon Nearly Naked foundation is something that I’ve talked about before on here, so I won’t go too in depth with it. It’s light and provides just enough coverage to smooth everything out.

The Benefit They’re Real Mascara, I think will always be a favorite of mine. Building this up provides a fantastic glam look. However in the past month I’ve managed to learn how to accentuate my lashes while keeping it as natural looking as possible.

Maybelline Master Brow Drama, I have used so much on my easy natural days. I love the way it just plump up my brows just a tiny bit and overall look put together.

Yes, I have included my Tide To-Go stick. This thing has saved me on more than one occasion. I was out eating lunch with my friend, and I was wearing a brand new shirt. I had a major eating fail. Now while it doesn’t immediately remove the stain which is not the sole purpose of this product but when I finally got home and was able to wash my shirt there was no more stain! Such a lifesaver!

My last favorite for the month is Butter London’s nail polish in Champers. I love, love, love this color!! Every time I took it off to change my color I just kept putting it back on. I have easily worn this for the last four or five weeks straight!

I hope that you enjoyed my favorites. I know I put them up a little late. As many of you know, life happens and tends to get in the way of certain things. Have a fabulous rest of the week!