2017

Disney Inspired: Lottie

Disney Inspired

I am so excited about this new series I have planned, it combines two of my favorite things ever; Disney and makeup. So, I am excited about this. And to kick off this series I’ve decided to do Charlotte La Bouff, which I think is an underloved character from and a movie that I feel is looked over a lot. If you want to know more about Charlotte, I saw this and thought this was fantastic.

 

I used these two photos as inspiration, I’m not sure I’m always going to make the look so literal but this time I did, I based my look off of this photo of Lottie and this diagram of 1920’s makeup, which is around the time that The Princess and The Frog is set in. I settled in on Lottie also because I think she is super underrated, I think she is one of the better sidekicks in general but especially when it comes to the princesses, plus I love this movie and I feel like I don’t hear enough about it. Lottie was willing to give up her childhood dream of becoming a princess for her best friend because she was in love, it’s so cute and sweet and I just love her.

 

Now onto the look that I came up with, the eyeshadow was a little bit darker than what I wanted it to be but I think this still worked. Now onto the products list.

Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer.

Mac Strobe Cream.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Porcelain.

Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer in Fair.

Dermablend Loose Powder.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgny Palette in Swallow & Poison.

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir.

L’oreal Voluminous Mascara Primer.

Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso.

Lipstick Queen in Frog Prince.

I had to use Frog Prince, it just made too much sense and it’s one of the few brighter shades I own and I can’t tell if Lottie had red or pink lipstick on, but once again didn’t have a lot of bright colored lipsticks to choose from. Anyway, I’m really happy with this look, I think it’s really wearable while also being somewhat accurate to the look. I’m very happy with this start of this series and am excited to keep this one up.

What Disney characters would you like to see?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Haul

Lime Crime Mermaid Mini Haul & First Impressions

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I know this is another mini haul, but it’s still a haul, right? Plus these little mini ones are usually a little bit more in depth and that can be a good thing, or at least I think it can. Anyway, when I saw this collection I knew I was going to have to pick up at least one item from it, I really wanted to get the whole thing but I decided to be responsible and not do that since I didn’t need it all. I probably would have used the bushes but they were a bit pricey it seemed, and I would have never worn blue or purple metallic lipstick, which is why I skipped out on those three items. But, I had to get my hands on that highlighting palette. Anyway, let’s just get into talking about the haul itself!

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I only picked up two items, as you can probably tell by my rambling and the photo above, the shade of Velvetine I picked up from this collection was Siren, I just thought that this was the most wearable shade and I had to pick one of these up, I couldn’t not. I might have a makeup hoarding problem, but that is nothing new. Anyway, this is probably the most wearable metallic Velvetine that I’ve ever tried, in fact, it’s probably the most wearable metallic lipstick I’ve ever tried, not that I’ve tried a ton but still. This is a really pretty coral kind of shade with a gold metallic sparkle to it, which I love and think is very perfect for the summertime. This also has pretty good lasting power, not quite as good as the regular Velvetines but in my experience, none of the metallic shades are quite as good, so I’m alright with that. Overall I am glad that I picked up this shade.

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Now, for the main attraction, the thing that I knew I had to have because every part of it was screaming my name the Mermaids highlighting powder. I love everything about this, the packaging, the colors, the name, just everything. The packaging is really fun and perfect for this one I think, it’s a teal kind of color and it’s holographic which is quite perfect. The names are perfect, even if this palette doesn’t have names printed clearly on the packaging it does make it clear what the name is, Seashell is the purple shade, Pearl is this middle champagne kind of shade and Mermaid is the blue shade. These highlighters are the blinding kind, they aren’t one bit subtle, even with a light hand so if you aren’t looking for some serious glow then I would pass on this, but if you are and you’re into a little bit of strange colored highlighter then I would for sure recommend picking this palette up because it is perfect for that.

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Here are some swatches of the products, the top is Seashell, the middle is Pearl, the bottom is Mermaid and the liquid lipstick is Siren of course. Everything here is really quite shimmery and just pretty.

I’m really happy with my little haul and am slightly regretting not picking up the brushes, which are still for sale but I just can’t decide seeing as they seem a bit pricey and I don’t really need anymore brushes. Anyway, these are fantastic products and very fun ones that I am happy to own.

What do you think about this collection?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

Empties #3

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I’ve had this post ready to go for months now probably, but I keep forgetting to do it, I am so behind on empties that this is actually two empties in one that I had planned. And because of how long it’s taken me to get around to doing this and because of how much stuff I have, I’ve decided to start doing monthly empties, which I think I did at one point and stopped because I wasn’t using enough stuff up, but clearly this isn’t working either so I’m going back to trying out monthly posts. So, this is one big last empties before I start doing monthly posts, and even then the first monthly is probably going to be for June and July. Let’s just jump right on into looking at some of my used up products.

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Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot Hand Soap – I don’t like red wine at all, not even the slightest bit, but I did love the way that this smell, it didn’t smell boozy at all but instead it was sweet and fresh, I am a big fan of this scent. Would I Repurchase: 100%

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment Sample – I don’t know where I got this sample but I will say this, hair mask samples are never big enough for me to decide if I like, I’ve never gotten more than one use out of any sample that I’ve tried and that makes it hard for me to decide, especially when they are a little bit more on the expensive side. This one seemed nice though, the smell was pretty middle of the road and it did leave my hair feeling very soft. Would I Repurchase: Eh, I feel like I could find better hair masks for less.

Pixi Glow Tonic Toner – I never really used a toner before this one and I only picked this up because it seemed like everyone and their dog was loving this product, so being me that meant I had to try it out. I’m such a sucker sometimes, but I’m really glad that I tried this one out because this is pretty much a staple in my skincare routine now. Would I Repurchase: Yes, I already have even.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash Sample – Another sample that I’m not sure where came from, then again I’m never really sure where my samples come from, just that they come. I have a couple of these and I like it, I’m not sure if it beats my favorite face wash of all time but it is a nice addition sometimes. Would I Repurchase: Maybe, I’m not completely sold on this one.

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb Moisturizer  – I know where I got this sample! This was a sample I spent points on at Sephora, mostly because I thought this was a different product that I had loved and it turned out to not be that one. I enjoyed this moisturizer, it’s not my favorite but it wasn’t bad by any means. Would I Repurchase: Probably not.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask Sample – I liked this sample and I liked the size of this sample as well, I got a bunch of uses out of it which to me means that I got to chance to really try it out and see if I liked it. I liked this fine, I don’t know that it did enough for me though. Would I Repurchase: Probably not for this price, it’s just not worth it to me.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Sample – I don’t think I can say enough good things about this stuff, this is hands down my favorite eye primer and the best one that I’ve ever tried. I’m trying to use up some other eyeshadow primers that I own before going back to this one, it’s hard though. This is the best. Would I Repurchase: Yesssss!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper – This sample ended up going on way longer than I expected and I actually like this eyeliner a lot, I found it really easy to use and it’s really dark, which I appreciate. Would I Repurchase: Probably not, just because I found a much cheaper dupe.

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Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Control Almond Oil Shampoo– This is the shampoo that I am currently using, most of the time anyway, so I like it. I can’t solely use this anymore because it makes my hair so greasy. Would I Repurchase: I already have.

Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flow & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner – This is the conditioner that I was using for a little while, you’ll probably see this one again in future empties even. I’m alright with this product, it’s not mind blowing to me but it does do what I want it to. Would I Repurchase: Eh, maybe.

Not Your Mothers Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melom Leave in Conditioner – This is a really good leave in conditioner, it’s just not up to the standard of my favorite one, which I thought I could live without but I tried it again and I’m not so sure, anyway, this is a nice product and it’s a lot cheaper than the other. Would I Repurchase: Probably.

Not Your Mothers Way To Grow Conditioner – This is something I tried out when I was trying to find a new conditioner and I purchased a few of these, I’ve been through a few too and this is alright, but not for me. Would I Repurchase: No.

 

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Bath & Body Works Very Merry Meringue Foaming Hand Soap  – I am not the biggest fan of foaming hand soap but my fiance is, so sometimes I have to suck it up and not always get the hand soap I like. I did love the smell of this, it was fresh but also sweet. Would I Repurchase: Yes.

Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara  – I was alright with this mascara, I was really into it for a little while but looking back on it now I’m not sure this was the best mascara. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not bad at all but I’m not sure that it was that great either. Would I Repurchase: Eh.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Sample – This is one of the better setting sprays that I’ve tried but it’s so expensive that it has me hesitant. Would I Repurchase: Maybe.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel – I got this in a set and was really excited to try it, I’m pretty glad I did because this is actually a really nice face wash, I’m a fan of it. Would I Repurchase: Probably sometime in the future.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri Wheat Leave In Conditioner – This is my favorite leave in conditioner ever, this makes a huge difference in my hair, it makes it so much more manageable and softer which is fantastic. Would I Repurchase: I have a bottle in my bathroom right now, so I’d say yes.

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Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Banana Muffin Candle – I loved this! This is one of my favorite fall scents from Bath & Body Works! I love that this smells like banana bread, that type of scent is right up my alley. Would I Repurchase: Yup.

Caudalie Reservatrol Lift Moisturizer Sample – I had never heard of this brand before picking up the sample in a play box, but ever since I’ve gotten a few products from this brand and all of them have been great. I really quite enjoyed this moisturizer. Would I Repurchase: Maybe, it is a little bit pricey.

Clinique Pep Start Hydroblur Moisturizer Sample – I love this stuff! This is a weird product, it’s a moisturizer but it also kind of feels like a primer a little bit, but I think that may be a little bit of the reason why I liked it. Would I Repurchase: I have the full size already.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara Sample – This is a pretty good mascara, once again I’m not sure this is my holy grail mascara but it is an enjoyable mascara. I’m not sure if I’ll ever find a holy grail mascara. Would I Repurchase: Eh.

Essence Make Me Brow in Soft Browny Brows  – This is so good, especially for the price that this is, this is my go to eyebrow product. Would I Repurchase: Already have.

Lush Nightwing Shower Jelly – I love Lush and I love shower jellies, so of course, I loved this product and I hope they bring this back. This was really fun, it’s in the shape of a black bat and it smells like soda of some sort, not quite like sprite but it has a soda kind of scent to it. Would I Repurchase: Yes I would.

And those are all of my empty products from a few months ago, hopefully, I can keep up with doing these more frequently so I don’t fall so behind.

What are some products you’ve used up recently?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

New At Ulta Haul!

New At Ulta Haul

It’s Saturday! And last Saturday I talked about how I have too many hauls planned for the month

Models OwnSculpt & Glow Contour Palette in Light To Medium. I actually really enjoyed this, the bronzer wasn’t for me personally as it’s a little bit too orangey and dark for me, but the blush and the highlighter are gorgeous. So, I’m not upset by this palette and am pretty happy I picked it up.

Lottie London The Rusts 12 Piece Eyeshadow Palette. This one is a different story though, I was super excited about it and when I started to play with it, it just wasn’t exciting at all. The swatches are alright and the eye look that I came up with using it was alright, it just took a lot of effort and was underwhelming. So, as of right now I probably could have lived without this one.

Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Powder in Transparent. This is so middle of the road to me, it’s not bad but it’s not really good either, I do see myself using it up but I don’t see myself purchasing it again. This was just alright.

Catrice Highlighting Powder. I like this, I think if you’re looking for an in your face kind of highlighter this isn’t it, but it’s still a nice highlighter for a nice soft glow, so I’m a fan of it.

Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 Blush Palette in Rekindling. I was not expecting this to be like it was, meaning I did no research into this and just kind of purchased it when it came it had two powder blushes and one cream blush, which was surprising. I’m not again cream products but it just caught me off guard. I haven’t tried the cream yet but I tried the powder and I like it so far.

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette in Solstice. I don’t think I have enough good things to say about this, I heard a lot of good things online about this but I wasn’t completely sure about it. I was sold once I tried it though, I’ve tried two of the four highlighters so far and they are blinding. So, if you’re looking for something subtle then I would for sure stay away from these but if you want something that is really bright then you should for sure check this little palette out.

Lottie London #Lashgoals Mascara. This is another middle of the road product, at least upon the first impression, I probably need to test this out a little bit more but as of right now I’m just not super excited about this mascara.

Lottie London Wing Woman Felt Tip Eyeliner. This is a fine product, it’s nothing super exciting but it’s not bad at all. This eyeliner is very black, fairly easy to work with it looks pretty good on the eye.

Lottie London Slay All Day Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick in #TBT. I love this! This color is so gorgeous and I really quite like the formula of this liquid lipstick. I am really glad that I picked this product up and I’d pick up another color based on this one alone.

Lottie London All About That Base Full Coverage Matte Foundation in Ivory. I was so excited to try this, I’ve always wanted to try a stick foundation but haven’t gotten around to it because I was unsure of what brand I wanted to pick up, but when I decided to do this I settled on this brand because they had one. I want to test this out more before I say one way or the other, it seems fine to me but I want to try it more.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in Light Natural. This was one of the better products I think, I’m actually a pretty big fan of this, it’s not my favorite concealer that I’ve ever tried but I really do like it.

And this is the look that I came up with using most of these products, I like the look, it’s nothing super out there but it does look nice and I think it very worked appropriately for work.  Overall, I am really happy with how this turned out and ended up looking. It’s very basic but I like that sometimes.

Have you tried anything new recently that you’ve loved?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Summer 2017 Blush Picks!

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Hello there on this lovely Thursday, or whatever day you may be reading this on. Today I am here to share some festive summer blush picks. I thought this would be a fun thing to do, so let’s jump on into finding out what I think are great blushes for the summertime.

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NYX Ombre Blush in Code Breaker – This color is probably the most out there for me but it’s also the most fun one in this list I think. This is a really bright pinky purple blush, as you might expect by looking at it in the pan, and it’s a really fun blush that I don’t use a ton because I do find that I have to wear it with certain looks, but when I do wear it I find that it’s a really fun one.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Blush in Cantaloupe – I love these blushes and highlighters that are packaged like this, actually I think I just really like Laura Geller cheek products, all of the ones I’ve tried have been really great and give a really fantastic glow. This one is no exception, it gives a little bit of that glow from within and this is a very soft blush that is just pretty and perfect for a lighter makeup day in the summer.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush in Vintage Rouge – Just like the Butter Bronzer this has that coconut suntan lotion kind of smell to it, which to me makes it perfect for the summer because it smells amazing and takes me to the beach. This is one of the new shades and I am super glad I picked this up because it is a fantastic coral kind of color and is just a lovely wash of color on the cheeks.

Benefit Galifornia Blush – I think that this blush just embodies the summertime, everything from the look, to the smell and the color just screams summer to me! This is a really pretty pink shade with a very fine gold glow to it, it’s not glittery at all and is really quite fine. This also smells lightly of coconut, it’s completely different than the blush above but still enjoyable.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in How Deep Is Your Love? – I just love bright blush during this time of year and that is completely the reason why this one is here, that combined with the fact that it’s got great lasting power, even in the hotter and sweatier months of the year. This blush also has the cutest packaging, which adds nothing to it other than being super cute.

Mac Fruity Juicy Pearlmatte Face Powder in Oh My, Passion – I’m pretty sure this just looks like summer, like the packaging and the powder itself looks most like summer to me. I’m not sure what this is supposed to be exactly but to me, it looks like a blush or bronzer to me, which I am okay with because it is very pretty.

Milani Baked Blush in Bella Bellini – This is easily the most shimmery blush on this list and quite possibly the most shimmery blush that I have ever used, but I’m okay with that, it’s not a look that I’m always going for but it’s really a pretty look when I do decide to go for it. This is a really pretty pink shade with a gold shimmer to it, this doesn’t look like glitter in it at all but instead, a really subtle shimmer and I like that.

And those are all of my picks for this time of year, not a super wide variety of colors as I am into a lot of brighter pinks and corals this time of year, but I think it’s still a fair mix of products and all of them are things that I love.

What are your favorite Summer blushes?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Jeffree Star Mini Haul & First Impression

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I have been so back and forth with making a purchase from this brand, but I was super curious to try a few things out from this brand so I pulled the trigger and picked up a couple of things. I placed a second order and ordered one of the eyeshadow palettes, but that came in the mail yesterday so I’m not going to be including that in todays post because I haven’t had enough time to try it out at all. So, let’s get on into the couple of products that I did purchase.

20170629_151643I looked through the site and for once I decided to be moderate and not just buy a ton of things to try out, instead I just picked two things I was really interested in. The first one is the Velour Lip Scrub in Watermelon Gum, I love watermelon and lip scrubs so I couldn’t pass this one up. The second is the Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin, which is the shade that I’ve been eyeing for a while. So both of these purchases made sense to me.

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I’m going to start out this little mini review with the lip scrub, mostly because I want to and it was the item that inspired me to purchase these items. I was very excited about this product, I really like lip scrubs and I really love watermelon so this seemed like the exact product that I’ve been waiting for. I was super excited about it and I’m really glad I picked it up because it is as great as I thought it would be.

Usually, I use Lush lip scrubs but I may be a changed woman now, I think I just like the variety these come in versus the other, both are great lip scrubs though. Anyway, this lip scrub is a really fun one which I enjoy and does a really good job at gently exfoliating the lips, it ends up leaving them fairly moisturized which is what I’m looking for, exfoliated and moisturized lips.

And, the best part about this is the taste, this tastes amazing and really reminds me of watermelon gum and it’s fantastic!

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And now it is time for the liquid lipstick, the really fun thing in this haul and the thing that I was surprisingly less excited about, which is not to say that I’m not excited about it at all, I was just really excited about that damn lip scrub.

Anyway, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this formula so I was excited to get to try it for myself, and boy it did not disappoint. This is hands down one of the best liquid lipstick formulas that I’ve ever tried, and at this point, I feel like that’s saying a lot because I have tried a fair amount of liquid lipsticks after me battling a bunch and being obsessed with them.

This formula is very comfortable to wear, it almost feels like a second skin and after wearing a couple of times I feel like it doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry afterward, well, not majorly dry. I think all liquid lipsticks leave the lips a little bit dry at least, but this one doesn’t leave them overly dry.  The lasting power on this is pretty good, nothing super crazy or anything but still pretty good. I had lunch while wearing this one time and it held up through that, wearing off later in the day but it did make it through food. Also, this color is really lovely, especially one the lips. It looks less warm on my lips than it does swatch on the hand, which I love because it’s kind of like the perfect nude for me.

Overall I am really glad that I picked up these products and am very happy with them so far, I will have to play with them and test them out a little more just to make sure that I really love them, but after a couple of uses I can say that I am really into these two and don’t see that opinion changing anytime soon.

What are your favorite Jeffree Star products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Tag

The Palette Tag!

The Palette Tag

It’s time for another tag! I decided to do this tag after seeing it over on Quite Simply Stella‘s blog. I wasn’t exactly tagged to do this one but I wasn’t really not tagged either, meaning that post seemed like an open invite to tag yourself, which I love because I like doing tags and I’m probably going to do them anyway, but it’s nice feeling like you’ve been invited to do it. Anyway, enough rambling and into the tag.

1. What Was Your First Palette? Was the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III, I don’t think it was the original release of this palette but it was still the third one. I drooled over it ’cause I was like 16 and had no money, then my sister got it for me for Christmas and I was so excited. This was the first palette I ever used up an eyeshadow in and the palette that started my love of all things Sin.

2. Your Most Recent Purchase? I do not have either in my possession quite yet but I recently ordered two palettes. The first one is the Jeffree Star Androgyny Eyeshadow Palette, I still have mixed feelings about purchasing from the brand but I did cave and pick up three items because I just really wanted to try the products. The other is the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette, I need no more makeup but I can’t help myself sometimes, I am a hoarder and have problems but I am excited to get my hands on so many fun shades of eyeshadow!

3. One That You Regret Missing Out On? The Anastasia Artist Palette , I feel like I would have had so much fun playing with this one but at the time I really didn’t know anything about the brand, so I missed out on this one.

4. One That Makes You Happy To Look At? This one was a weird one to me but I settled on the Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette, mostly because I just really like looking at it, I like the overall design and I like Bunny so it makes me happy, even though I don’t use it quite as much anymore.

5. One That You’ve Changed Your Mind About? This one is a tough one, I feel like it’s for sure the Lorac Pro 3 though, I was obsessed with this one when I got it and I don’t think I hate it now but it’s just not something that excites me anymore, it’s kind of really eh.

6. One That Surprised you? We’re gonna talk about a highlight powder, the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette, everyone talks about it and seems to love it but for some reason, I was expecting it to be really awful and it wasn’t, I’ve only used it a few times thus far but I am really into it.

7. One That Inspires You Most? Is it cheating if I pick my own Z Palette? If so then I think the NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette is probably my most inspiring, it has so many colors for be such a little palette but it’s so colorful and I always have a fun time playing with it.

8. One On Your Wishlist? A bunch of things are my wishlist, I’m a makeup hoarder and lover, but I am trying to keep myself contained. Anyway, I think at the top of my list is the Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie Eyeshadow Palette.

9. Your No Fail Palette? This has to be the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, I just find this one so easy to work with and if I’m in a hurry but want to do eyeshadow it’s just such a quick palette for me to put together a look with. Everyone seems to be a big fan of this palette and I can see why I am also a huge fan of it.

10. One You Regret Purchasing? I recently bought a fair amount of new products from new brands at Ulta, which you will see an upcoming post about, but one of the things I kind of regret and that’s the Lottie London The Rusts Eyeshadow Palette. It’s not super expensive or anything but it was just so disappointing, I’ve only used it a couple of times though so I guess I’m going to try it out a little bit more and see if I can make it work before passing it along or chucking it.

And that was my palette tag, I always really enjoy doing tags and if you enjoy doing tags you should do this one too! And tag me in it so I can see your answers.

What is your all time favorite palette?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Haul

Colourpop Summer 2017 Haul!

 

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I know, it’s not Tuesday and I’m posting a haul, it’s just that I have 6 haul posts that needed to go up for the month and there’s only four Tuesday’s this month so a couple of them have to go up on different day, which means I have a haul for today and one going up next Saturday. Today, I have a Colourpop haul, I tried the brand out years ago at this point and just recently decided to give them another try, I wasn’t a big fan the last time but I also wasn’t super into makeup then. This time I enjoyed it a little more and on top of showing off my haul, I’ll be sharing a look with you and some mini reviews.

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Here Comes The Sun – Super Check Face Duo  – I really wanted to try one of these duos, they were newer, they were pressed and everyone seemed to be talking about them so when I made this purchase I had to pick one up. I’m really glad that I did because I love these! The highlighter is really quite pretty without being over the top and I really love the blush, it’s very soft and pretty.

Cry Baby – Creme Gel Liner – I am so excited about this one because of the color! I think this is a really fun pop of color that isn’t too over the top, especially if I were to wear this shade in the waterline. This is a really pretty light purple shade that is really beautiful.

Dope Taupe – Brow Pencil – I wanted to try out a good mix of products so I decided to get a brow product, they only have two so I went for the pencil because I’m fond of a softer brow look and usually pencils have that. I think this is a really good match and so far I like it.

Best O – Creme Gel Colour  – This is such a pretty color! This is an eyeliner in a pot and it’s really a pretty shade, it’s a really dark shade that is softer than black and more interesting, this is a really dark red shade and I found it really easy to work with.

Paradox – Super Shock Shadow – Another red shade and boy is this one gorgeous, this is a really rich, slightly dark red eyeshadow that is just really stunning. I find this a tiny bit hard to work with but not impossible, it just takes a little more effort than regular but it is worth it.

Bill – Super Shock Shadow – This has the same problem as the eyeshadow above, it’s a little bit harder to work with but nothing really that major and I managed fine. This is such a nice crease shade, that’s what I used it for in the look below.

Come and Get It – Pressed Powder Shadow  – This eyeshadow is stunning, I was so impressed with the powder products from this brand but especially this eyeshadow, it’s very pretty, shimmery and right up my alley as an all over lid shade.

 Frick N’ Frack – Ultra Satin Lip  – I just wore this the other day for the first time and it’s not my favorite thing, I am not super favorable of this formula in this shade, it really emphasized the lines on my lips and that’s just not something that I like.

Dopey – Ultra Satin Lip  – If I’m being honest, I haven’t actually tested this one out yet so I can’t really comment a lot on this, but it does look pretty.

Strip – Ultra Satin Lip – I loved this one! This is the one I wore in the makeup look you will see below, mostly because I love nudes and had to go for it first. This was really nice on the lips, felt comfortable and looked fairly good so I’m really happy with this one.

Aquarius – Ultra Glossy Lip – I am getting a little bit more into lipgloss, so I had to pick this up to try it out, I’ve worn it a couple times by itself and I really enjoy it, I haven’t tried it over other colors yet though.

Drip – Blotted Lip – I’ve worn this one once and I’m not sure how I really feel about it, it’s a really dry and sheer formula, which really seems like a strange ass combination to me but I’ll have to test this out a little bit more before I really have a verdict on it.

Flush’d – Super Shock Blush  – And the last thing in this haul is a blush, which I actually really like, I think it gives a really nice flush to the cheeks, pun intended. This was also a little bit difficult to work with but nothing too terrible.

So, overall I liked most of these products and am happy with them.

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Now it’s time for some swatches, just so you can see how all of the products look on skin.

Here Comes The Sun Duo, Blush then Highlight.

Flush’d Super Shock Blush

Cry Baby Creme Gel Liner

Dope Taupe Brow Pencil

Best O Creme Gel Colour

Paradox Super Shock Shadow

Bill Super Shock Shadow

Come and Get It Pressed Eyeshadow

Frick N’ Frack Ultra Satin Lip

Dopey Ultra Satin Lip

Strip Ultra Satin Lip

Aquarius Ultra Glossy Lip

Drip Blotted Lip

 

Super Shock Eyeshadows in Billy and Paradox, Come and Get It Pressed Eyeshadow, Best O Creme Gel Liner, Pur Volume Vixen Mascara, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Porcelain, Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer, Dope Taupe Brow Pencil, Flush’d Super Shock Blush, Here Comes The Sun Highlighter and Strip Ultra Satin Lip.

That’s the look that I came up with, it was a little bit dramatic but I kind of loved that about it, I was really happy with how this look came out and how easy it was to actually work with all of these products. I was super impressed by Colourpop this time around.

What’s your favorite Colourpop item?

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2017

Lush Review: Scrubee

Lush ScrubeeReview

Every time I got write a Lush post now I feel a tiny bit nostalgic, I know I didn’t start my blog that long ago but I did start it as almost exclusively reviewing Lush products, I never had the intention to have a strictly Lush blog but when I started I mostly did Lush products and now I rarely ever do them it seems, so that’s why this feels like a tiny blast to the past of nearly two years ago. Enough about that, let’s just jump on into the review of this scrub.

Scrubee

Alright, I’ve decided to review this product this month because I feel like this seems like a really good fit as a summertime product, plus I believe they are about to either re-release this or make this a permanent line product, which is always exciting. I feel like it’s a bittersweet thing, the Lush lineup is always changing, which means there’s always new stuff coming out but in turn, they have to make room for that stuff so there are products being discontinued which is always sad. However, I am excited that they are bringing this little guy back.

I think bees are so cute and I also think this product is so cute! And the name is so fun, mostly because it’s a scrub that’s shaped like a bee, it’s a perfect punny name and it makes me happy.  The scrub is 7.95 on the lush website, this scrub contains Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Ground Coconut Shell, Honey and Ground Almond, to name just a few things. This is not a vegan product, it does contain honey, so be aware of that if you only use vegan products.

This product smells just like the Honey I Washed the Kids soap at Lush, so it has that smell of sweetness and honey, even a little bit of a toffee kind of scent to it. I like this version of this scent a lot more than some of the others, this one is softer and smells more like the soap, whereas I find that It’s Raining Men shower gel has a stronger and more in your face kind of scent to it, which I don’t like as much. But, this one is soft and more true to the original scent.

Now, as for feel, this scrub is really scrubby, I don’t find it painful or anything like that but if you have really sensitive skin I might skip this product because it might be a little bit too much. The other half of this scrub is basically a body butter, or body conditioner I guess, meaning it is moisturizing. So half of this is scrub and half of this is moisture, which when you combine is a really truly fantastic combination of things. It’s like a two in one that actual works, I love to use this when I shave because it leaves my legs super smooth, especially with the combination of shaving with fun.

Overall, I really enjoy this product and am super happy that they are bringing it back.

What’s your favorite Lush product?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Haul

Summer 2017 Collective Haul!

Summer 2017Collective Haul

I have a giant haul for you today! This is the first of many haul posts I have planned this month, in fact, I have a haul planned for every Tuesday this month so make sure to check in if you enjoy hauls. I may have shopped a little too much over the last month and have split this into a few different hauls, some of which I’ve had planned and some of which I decided to do mini things of because of brand or theming, but today is just one giant dump of a ton of things that I picked over the course of June, so grab a drink, a snack and get ready for a massive haul.

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust. I am so excited to have my hands on this product! I had to have because I liked the baked gelato products so much, at least all of the ones that I’ve tried. I also wanted this because of the name, it makes me think of Final Fantasy 8 and that makes me happy and maybe a really weird but it’s an added bonus. This is a really cool highlighter and I really like it.

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation in Classic Ivory. Everyone everywhere seems to be talking about this product which means that I had to pick it up, of course. I’m such a follower when it comes to makeup, and a hoarder, so when I see so many people liking a product I just have to get my hands on it. I haven’t had a chance to try this one out a ton yet but I am excited to give it a go.

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation in Classic Ivory. This is something that I’ve already owned for a little but I finally picked it up in the right shade which I am excited about, I really enjoy this foundation and I’m super happy to have this in the right shade.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Monday. I wanted to try these again so I picked up a couple of these to give a shot again, this one is one of the colors you would expect from me because it’s a really pretty nude shade, this is a safe color for me.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle. This is kind of my middle of the road shade, it’s not something that is safe for me, but it’s also nothing that’s super out there, it’s a nice rosy kind of pink that is a tiny bit darker than what I usually wear, so we’ll see how this goes.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue. This is the last one that I picked up and this is my really out there shade, it’s dark and red and something that is completely out of my comfort zone so we’ll have to wait and see how this goes.

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Martian. I couldn’t link this one because I think this was limited edition, but it still goes in the haul so here it is. I was super excited about this blush because it looks really beautiful and I needed to have it in my possession. I’m super excited about this one!

Colourpop Super Shock Eye in Birthday Cake. Another product that I couldn’t find, which I knew this was limited and was a birthday product that came free with purchase. This is a really pretty eyeshadow, I don’t think it’s anything super special but it is nice.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. This is something I was super excited to get my hands on, I have a huge problem with dry lips and this is something that people seem to swear works amazingly, so I picked up. I love this already! It’s super thick, moisturizing and really comfortable.

Maybelline The City Mini Palette in Graffiti Pop. I have mixed feelings about this, I was super excited to get my hands on it when I ordered it but now that I have it in my possession I am less excited, I haven’t worn it on my eyes yet but swatching it wasn’t exciting, so we’ll have to wait and see how this goes.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Coral. This is something else that I was excited about but had the same problem as I did with the product above, it doesn’t swatch well and I haven’t really tried it on the face, but this is just something else that I’m going to have to try out and see if it does better on the face.

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Mac Rose Pigment Mini. I love this and am so glad I picked this up, it’s a mini but it seems like so much product and like something I’ll never use up completely, so I’m happy I just picked up a mini. I’ve used a ton already and am completely in love with it!

Mac Lots of Laughs. This is another product that I bought at the same time, another mini mac product, this is one that I haven’t actually tried yet but I will at some point soon.

Beauty Bakerie Salted Caramel Mocha Lip Whip. I’m super excited about having this one in my possession, I love the beauty bakerie lip whips and this seems like the perfect nude shade, I’m thinking this might be the lipstick that I wear on my wedding day but I’m not completely sure yet, something that I’ll have to figure out later of course.

Beauty Bakerie Versailles Lip Whip. Another lip whip that I am excited about, these are amazing and I want to own all of the ones that I think I’ll wear because they are that good. This is something else I’m debating wearing on my wedding day but once again I am not sure, so I’ll have to figure that out.

Colourpop Supershock Shadow in Cusp. I have been enjoying colour pop shadows and I’m super excited about this one, it’s really a fun color and I think it would make for the perfect mermaid kind of look, I’m excited to play with this more.

Colourpop Supershock Shadow in Kelp Me. This is something that I think would be really nice and fun blush, I haven’t tried it out yet as a blush but that was kind of why I picked up, I’m thinking this will be a versatile product.

Colourpop Pressed Shadow in On The Fence. I’m super excited to have my hands on this because it’s a really pretty light pink eyeshadow and that’s something I’ve been looking for getting my hands on, so I’m excited to have this in the stash.

Colourpop Pressed Shadow in Paper Tiger. This is a really interesting color, I think it’s a really fun shade and makes a really great crease shade for a warm look, that’s all I’ve used it for thus far because it’s such a strange color that I’m not sure what else to do with it yet but I’ll have to play with it a little more sometime.

Haul

Lime Crime Velevetine in Fetish. This is the first of many velvetines in this haul, there was a good sale and I decided to pick up a few different ones, mostly because I was feeling like trying out some new shades. This one is really dark and out of my comfort zone but I really like this look of it.

Lime Crime Velvetine in Dream Girl. This is another one that is darker and kind of out of my comfort zone, this is more of a dark red kind of shade and I like that, we’ll see if I actually wear this though.

Lime Crime Velvetine in Moonstone. This was my most on the fence shade that I picked out, this seems like something that could go either way for me and it turns out that I really like this. It’s a little bit weird and looks a like gray on me but I like the look of it.

Lime Crime Velvetine in Teddy Bear. This one is a little bit darker than what I usually go for, but it’s still within my comfort range and looks like a shade that I’ll probably wear a lot in the fall time.

Lime Crime Velvetine in Buffy. This is completely my safe shade out the haul, this is a nude and nudes are my jam, as some might be aware already. This is a little bit of a strange nude but it’s not a shade that I already have therefore I am excited to have it in my hoard.

Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Mornin’ Sunshine. When I saw that this came out I knew I had to get my hands on this, I currently own the other two color changing shades so I had to pick up the third of course. This one turns to the perfect coral shade and I’m excited to use it, I love the bright yellow lipstick color and the idea of it changing to just the perfect coral shade for the summertime.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Contour Palette in Light To Medium. I was in Florida and really wanted to try something out by this brand, so I decided to just pick up one item instead of a whole bunch and this was the one I settled on, I get a little bit of everything face wise from this. I have tried the bronzer thus far and I’m not super excited about it but that’s alright.

Nars Orgasm Blush. I feel like this is such a cult favorite in the beauty community and it took me a little while to get around to picking it up but I have it now and am excited to test it out.

NYX Prismatic Pro Shadow in Dollface. This is a super pretty pinky red shade, I’m hoping that it doesn’t make me look like I have pink eye or anything like that because it looks like it has potential to do that, I’ll have to try it and find out.

NYX Nude Matte Pro Shadow in Voyeur. I was really excited in the NYX Store and picked up some color, as you can probably tell, and I really thought this blue was pretty.

NYX Prismatic Pro Shadow in Whimsical.  This is the last single eyeshadow I picked up in the haul and it is one of the prettiest, it’s a very metallic and light lavender kind of shade, I’m in love with it already and I haven’t even tried it out yet.

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Devacurl Wavy Mini Transformation Kit. I picked up this set twice, once for my trip to Florida and a second time because I tried a bunch of new hair products while I was in Florida and needed to find out which ones were the ones making my hair super manageable, it wasn’t this on its own at the very least,  so I like this but I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to the full size.

Anastasia Blush Kit in Pool Party. I wasn’t completely sure that I wanted to keep this since then I have swatched it and have had it for a couple of weeks so I think I’m going to, but this was just a lot smaller than I expected for the price I paid. The blush colors are very pretty but I’m not sold on this one yet.

J.Cat Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner. I’ve been using a hair doughnut for this purpose but I actually wanted to try out one of these types of products, so I picked up a cheaper one just because this seems like a product that I didn’t need to splurge on to get the experience.

Pacifica Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Strobe Multi-Use Highlighter in Unicorn. I like this brand and I like highlighters, therefore, I wanted to try this out, plus I heard this looks like it may be a dupe for the CoverFX drops in Halo, which are expensive and I’m not sure if I’m interested enough in those to spend the money, but I am interested enough to try these out. Also, the name of this shade is awesome.

Ulta Pencil Sharpener. I didn’t have one of these, usually, I avoid products that need to be sharpened but I picked one up so I just needed to pick up a sharpener.

Smashbox Be Legendary Power Pout Set. This set seemed like such a steal and I’ve been wanting to try the Be Legendary lipsticks so this seemed like the perfect time to pick this up, it’s a value set that’s one sale so it was a super good deal and I get to try out four minis and a full size, which sounds good to me.

 Mac Extra Dimension Blush in Sweets For My Sweet. I’m not sure why but I’ve been drooling over the look of these extra dimension blushes, I just wanted to get my hands on so badly so when I made this Ulta order I knew I had to have one of these. This one is a really pretty and bright pink shade that I am super excited to try out.

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Lorac Pro I Love Brunch Eyeshadow Palette. I have mixed feelings here, I loved the look of this palette but because of the reviews I didn’t want to pay full price for it, so I ended up getting it used online and sanitizing it which I have no problem with. I will say this though, I was really disappointed to see this palette brand new at Kohls for the same price I paid for it used, I was really tempted to get that one too but I stopped myself because there is nothing wrong with this one. Thus far I’ve only swatched this after sanitizing and I’m not sure about it yet.

Milani Retouch & Erase Light Lifting Concealer in Fair. This was such an impulse purchase, I was in the larger Target in the area recently, was looking through the makeup section and decided that I needed this. I’m hoping the concealer matches me better than the foundation, we’ll just have to wait and see with that one.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color in Blush. Another impulse kind of purchase but this time I was wandering around Walgreens. I have such a soft spot for liquid lipsticks still, even though I feel like they are dying out a little bit, I’m still a huge fan and want to try out new ones which is why I picked this up.

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. This is a repurchase, I lost the one that I already owned and I had been without it for a couple of weeks so I decided to just pick up a new one, then, of course, two days after purchasing this I found my old one. That’s alright though, that one is almost used up so I would have needed a new one in the near future anyway.

Essie Rock at the Top. Walgreens got me again, they had a ton of Essie polishes on sale and I love nail polish, so I picked up a few and the first one is this gold glitter because I have silver glitter but I don’t have gold, so it was something that I was lacking in my collection.

Essie Russian Roulette. Along with gold, I didn’t have a really true red kind of shade in my stash either, so after looking over all of the reds, which were a bunch, and being unsure of which to pick I settled on this one. A good choice I think as it is currently on my fingers.

Essie Bikini So Teeny. This just looked super pretty and I feel like I’ve heard all about this all over youtube at one point in time so I decided to get it, I’m really late to the party with this one but that is completely okay I think.

Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Clear. I own very little lip liner and I really wanted to try a clear lip liner out, mostly because it’s clear and should go with every color I could ever own, so as long as this performs well then I am excited to have this.

And that is my giant collective haul, stay tuned this month for a bunch more hauls because I have a problem and really like shopping. I think I’m not going to ramble on here and just wrap this up because this post is mighty long and if you’ve made it this far you probably don’t want to read anymore.

Is there anything in this haul you would like to see reviews of?

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