2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Fashion

Try It: Stitch Fix

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Yes, it is time for something completely new from me! I’ve never tried Stitch Fix before and I was very excited to try it out, this may be a spoiler but I was also really happy at the end of this experience that I did get to try it out. So, let’s just jump right on into talking about this box!

20170913_090411We’re going to start this post out with the one and only thing that I kept this time around, and that is the pants. I adore these pants, I put them on and I was sold. I like the color of these quite a bit, the feel of these is nice and the fit is perfect. These pants are just amazing and I’m so happy about these, this box was completely worth it for these pants alone. These are from the brand Liverpool and they are the Adele Skinny Jean, they are petite jeans and they are dark olive color, which will be perfect for the fall and winter time.

I paired this with a really simple outfit, a pair of leopard flats and a brown and white striped loose fit long sleeve top, an outfit that I can feel becoming a staple in my wardrobe for the fall months.
20170913_090744For this outfit, I decided to use two of the items from the box because I thought they looked good together. The sweater and the jacket are from this box, the jacket was a bit small for me and the sweater was a little on the larger side. Let’s talk about the sweater first, I really wanted to keep the sweater, it was so comfy but I found that it was a little too big and  I just wasn’t sure if I wanted it because of how comfy it was or how it looked, so I sent it back. This sweater is from the RD Style brand and it’s the Rowca Scoop Neck Pull Over Sweater.

Now, as for the jacket, It was a little snug but it’s something that looks a lot like something else I already own, so that’s why I passed on this guy. This is from the brand 41Hawthorn Chaplin Lined Hooded Anorak Jacket, it’s gray, cute and a perfect weight for the fall time.

20170913_090954Now, we are going to talk about this top, this shirt was right up my alley. I love the stripes and I love the pop of pink color, it’s really simple but at the same time, it’s interesting. This went back because this was way too sheer, which you can’t tell from this picture but in person, it is very sheer, which is why I couldn’t keep this one. I wish it had been just a little thicker because this would be in my closet at this moment.

This is from the brand Colette and it’s the  Chavez Pop Color Cuff Knit Top. It’s super soft, really cute but like I’ve said too many times now, really sheer and just not for me.

Also, side note, this is probably the worst outfit in this post, not sure I love it.

20170913_091212And this is the last clothing item in this box, the last item as well, and that’s this cute plaid top. The reason this went back was that it gapped in the bust area but was loose everywhere else, so I thought if I sized up it might be too big everywhere and not look quite the way that I want it to. I did pick up a plaid button up at Old Navy on my birthday Old Navy trip last week, so I think that killed the plaid urge.

Anyway, this is from the brand Le Lis and it’s the Covington One-Pocket Tee, it’s a really simple and basic plaid shirt that I think would work in most closets, it just didn’t have the fit I wanted.

I know I only kept one item but I am still really happy with my experience with this box, I feel like this box was very tailored to my taste, I loved the look of every single piece in this box. The only complaint that I might have about this box is that I only had three days to decide what to keep and what to pass along, so with my post office being how they are, that means I really only had two days and that just doesn’t seem like a long time. I didn’t expect to have it for a month or anything but I did expect to have five to seven days at least. Overall though, I am super happy with this box and am already planning another one.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Personal

Follow Me Around: 24th Birthday

Follow Me-24th Birthday

I’m not sure if you guys knew this or not but my birthday was recent, which you may have known by the fact that I posted my 24th birthday haul this past Sunday, or the fact that I talked about it on social media. I really enjoy my birthday usually and am completely fine with talking about it, I did try to keep the birthday posts to a minimum though, so that’s why this is going to be my last birthday post, plus I’m not really sure what else I would blog about.

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I had two days off of work, the Wednesday before my birthday and my actual birthday. I had the Wednesday off because I had a wedding dress fitting and we had a couple of other things to do, so we just took the whole day off, which was nice. As you can see in the photo to the left, I wore a really cute outfit on Wednesday that I was super happy with. This was taken in the Old Navy dressing room, which was one of the stops that day as I had some super cash to spend, which I did of course. I am a shopaholic after all. But we started our day out by going to Old Navy, they were closed so we ended up going to the suit place, but they asked us to come back later so we hopped over and had lunch. Then we went and dealt with my dress, came back and got my fiance a suit, went and did some shopping, had a birthday dinner on Wednesday and came home. So, the day before my birthday was pretty fun. But, now on to the actual day.
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I just had to share this photo, I had the day off so that meant that I had plenty of time to play with makeup, so since I had time and it was with my birthday. So, since I had all the time and it was my birthday I decided to play with glitter, something I’ve never done before but something I am super happy I played with because now I’m not so scared of it, however, glitter does get everywhere after you apply glitter, which I guess is to be expected.

After getting ready our first stop for the morning was to go bowling, which was super fun and I will insert a couple of photos from right below this.

We played three games in total, I lost the first one by a little bit, the second game we both were really terrible at and that photo above is from the third game, which is the only one I won and probably the best I’ve ever done at bowling.

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After we went bowling, we headed over to get my fiance a button up shirt for the wedding, he has just recently started getting what he’s going to wear together and so far we have a shirt, suit and shoes. I think the only two things left are suspenders and a tie, so nothing too serious I think. We then drove around the outlets for a few minutes, I looked around and didn’t really see anywhere that I just had to go, so we left the outlets.

Lunch was our next stop, we debated for a few minutes and ended up at Olive Garden, not my all-time favorite place but neither of us have had pasta in probably three weeks at least, so I think we were both itching to eat some pasta, hence how we ended up here. I left very full of pasta, salad, and breadsticks and I’m super happy about that.

20170914_124559The next stop was a complete surprise to me and something that I’ve always wanted to do, we went to a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop, I love ice cream, I love Ben & Jerry’s and I always wanted to go to an actual shop. That might be a little weird but I also don’t really care, I was excited and it was a really great expirence. I got salted caramel blondie in a waffle cone, the ice cream was fantastic and the waffle cone was so good. We were going to sit on the river and eat our ice cream but it started to rain, so instead we sat in the parking lot and watched a bridge opening from afar, which was kind of interesting to see.

After ice cream we headed home, popping into our work for just a few minutes so we could look at the floral arrangement our florist sent as a trial for the wedding centerpieces. A little too much yellow for us, but very pretty, as you will see in the photo below.

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The next stop was just hanging out in our apartment, taking a trip up to the in-laws new house, then coming back to their current home where we opened gifts, had chick fil a and cheesecake.

So, overall a really good birthday, one of the best ones I’ve ever had I think. I had lots of fun, hung out with some of my favorite people and ate a ton of food, which to me equals a pretty damn good day. Plus I wasn’t at work and got to play with glitter, something I don’t do nearly enough.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Personal

24th Birthday Haul!

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It was my birthday recently, my birthday was this past Thursday, which was September the 14th. And because of that I’ve decided to share a little birthday haul with you guys, I will say that I did not end up photographing enough things, but I didn’t really want to dig through my dirty laundry and I’m also not the best at photographing clothes. Anyway, let’s just jump into a fun little birthday haul!

PSX_20170916_054524My fiance may have gone a little book crazy this birthday, not that I mind because I love reading and I don’t think you can ever have enough graphic novels. He got me the Gravity Falls Coloring Book, In Real Life, This One Summer, Anya’s Ghost, Rat Queens Vol. 1, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine Vol.1, and then my sister sent me The Art of Tangled. So, it looks like I have some reading to do! Now, to talk about a couple of things that I didn’t photograph. This birthday I got a lot of boots, which is pretty standard for me, I love boots and my birthday is right around the time boot weather starts. My parents sent me these cool chunky black booties, which I may or may not return because I asked for them but they may be a little out of my comfort zone. I also got a pair of booties with some buckles, they are super cute and I’m excited to wear those. My fiance also got me a pair of winter boots, I am from Florida, have never had to have a pair of winter boots so I’ve been making due this past year, which luckily it doesn’t snow too much here so I haven’t had to worry about it too much yet, but now I have a pair of winter boots.

PSX_20170916_054755Just a  little bit more reading material, the newest Zodiac Starforce Comic, I have the first four and I’m so excited that they’re going to release more because I love me some magical girls! I also got a couple ILNP polishes in the shades Mega and Juliette, I am super excited about these and probably going to paint my nails one of these soon, I’m very jazzed about sparkly nail polish. I also got another Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in the shade Kitten Karma, I love these so much and they are also so sparkly, so excited to play with this one! My family sent my a cape! it was the cape that was recently featured in my 24th Birthday Wishlist, it’s longer than I expected but I’m excited to have it and try it out.  My sister also sent me the hair waver thing, I have already used that once and quite like it, it’s pretty interesting and isn’t that out there in terms of what it does to my hair, so I’m happy with that.

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I got this super adorable Mabel funko pop from Gravity Falls, I also got a little Sailor Venus figure, both of these things are now sitting on my bookshelf. My sister sent me a couple of cool tee’s, one of which is a Sailor Moon Crystal tee and the other is a little mermaid one, they are both super soft. I picked up a few things from Old Navy, but not sure those really count as gifts seeing as I bought them myself, haha. I got the dark green dress that I think will look great for the fall time. I also got the Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, which I am very jazzed about as I had a sample of this product and loved it. My fiance also gave me that purse from my birthday wishlist, which I had never seen in person and might be a little bit too small for me to carry around. He bought me some Happy Hippos as well, which are super tasty. And the last thing, which I was not expecting or even really thinking about, is a Nutribullet, which I am really excited about.

And that’s pretty much everything I think if I’m missing anything then I’ll share it later or I won’t share it, depends on what it is I guess. I also have a birthday gift from my best friend coming, but that is something that I decided not to wait for because I had my schedule all planned out. I’m super lucky to be surrounded by such great people and I had a really fantastic birthday! I’m super grateful to have such great people in my life. Also, when I say, my fiance, I also mean his parents, they kind of went in together on my gifts, I just forgot to mention them because I don’t really know what’s from who.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Getting into Shape · Personal

Healthy Update: September 2017!

Health Update-September 2017

I am doing seasonal healthy updates this year, last year I post every month for a  while there and it just became a lot of the same time after time, so this year I didn’t want to do that. Which is how we got here, me updating you guys once every three months and really keeping track of my own progress. The last time I updated was in June, in case you were curious, and I think a fair amount has changed since the last update.

My workout routine has shifted once again, but I guess that’s to be expected to some degree. At this moment in time, I am working out six days a week and have been for the last three weeks. I run three days a week and workout at home the other three days, originally I ran on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, then on Thursday I worked on my arms, Saturday my middle basically and Monday my legs, however, I have changed Monday to more of a full body thing as I find I don’t really need to focus in on my legs that much with all the running that I have been doing. So, that is my current routine until further notice. And of course, I take days off from time to time because six days is a lot.

As for eating better, I have been working on that and over the past three weeks I have really buckled down and started eating better, it took me way too long to get to the food part but I’m doing better and that’s all that really matters. I’ve cut out most dessert, sometimes I’ll have it but not as often at all, I’ve also started bringing my lunch to work more and eating out a lot less. I’ve been working out and working out, while I’ve noticed changes physically I haven’t noticed any on the scale, but these past few weeks of eating better have made it so it shows on the scale some, which is really nice. I understand numbers don’t matter but it is nice to see some change in my weight.

Along with working out more and eating better I have inadvertently gotten on a really good sleep schedule, where I usually go to be between 9 and 10 and then wake up between 5:30 and 7, just depending on when I went to bed and such. This is a great new habit as getting a great nights sleep is really nice and has really energized me even more. So, at this point, I am basically bouncing off of the walls, except for when I get sleepy, then I just crash.

Another thing is that I have built up a lot of muscle I find, nothing impressive or crazy, but considering I started this journey at the beginning of the year with Jello arms and now I have arm muscles you can actually notice, I’m really happy with that.

So, overall I am really happy at this point in this check in and am excited to keep going and getting into better shape.

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And I’ve decided to add a little progress picture, mostly because I can. The left photo was taken some time in March I believe and the right was taken this past Sunday, I can see a fair amount of change, and while I’m not quite where I want to be yet, I am super happy with the progress I am making. The legs especially.

Are you guys currently on a fitness journey as well? And if so, how is it going?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Lorac Malibu Palette

Lorac Malibu Palette

Last week I talked about how I was starting another weekly thing for the month of September, so I am back with the second installment of these weekly posts. Every Friday for the month of September I will be talking about a great travel palette, some are more all in one than others, but all of the palettes that I will be talking about are great for travel and serve more than on purpose. This week I’m going to be reviewing the Lorac Malibu Palette, so let’s just jump right on in.

20170805_141808I believe Lorac just released these this past month, these are all a part of the LA line, they have four others in the line which means five total including this one. They are all the same size and have the same general idea as this one, they have four eyeshadows each and two cheek products, the types of cheek products really seem to vary from each one, which I think is interesting. These retail for $24.00 and they have a total of 0.4oz of product in them, which isn’t too bad.

I settled on this one just because this one looked like the one I’d be most interested in, they are all pretty neutral but this just called my name. I really think it was that really pretty dusty rose kind of shade that is included in this one, it almost looks like a blush shade but it’s not, it’s an eyeshadow. I’m sure you’re thinking I could use that as a blush too but we’ll get to that later.

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This one comes with four eyeshadows, a bronzer, and a highlighter. I really kind of wanted one with a highlighter just because I really love highlighters. The shadows in this one have a more neutral kind of thing going for them, but there is that pink color that really helps bring it to a little bit of a warmer place. Three of the eyeshadows are shimmery shades for sure and the more rose color is matte, I kind of wish that they did two mattes and two shimmers, but I still enjoy the shimmer shades.

I want to talk about the formula a little bit, I am a lover of Lorac eyeshadows, I feel like a lot of people either love or hate the formula but I happen to be on the side of loving them. However, I am so disappointed in this formula, it’s not the worst but it doesn’t hold up to the standards I have for Lorac eyeshadows. Lorac eyeshadows are usually very soft and blendable, but these aren’t so soft and are just harder to work with. These aren’t the worst eyeshadows that I’ve ever used but they aren’t the typical Lorac shadows I’m used to.

20170805_141920I’m going to go over some swatches now, we’re going to go from top to bottom, as usual, so let’s start at the very top. Beachside is a really shimmer champagne kind of color, this one is right up my alley. Curfside View, this is a more gold toned kind of shade but it’s still kind of a pretty soft lid kind of shade. Morning Surf is the matte shadow, it’s really pink and it kind of looks more like a blush than an eyeshadow to me, it’s very pretty though and I’m a big fan of this shade. Route 1 is the darkest of the four shades, it’s shimmery and looks like a warm chestnut kind of shade to me. Now, it’s time to get into the two face products in the bunch, the first one is the bronzer in the shade Long Board, it’s really light but it pulls pretty orange too, so I’m not the biggest fan of it. And the last swatch is the highlighter in the shade Afternoon Rose, which I like the look of but am slightly disappointed in because I thought it would be pinker than it is, but it’s still a very pretty highlighter.

Now, to talk about the look, let’s start with the best part of the makeup and that is the eye look, while I don’t find the eye look really exciting or find that I can create a ton of different looks using these four eyeshadows, it’s a look that I am happy with and think looked nice overall. Now, let’s talk about the part that I had to wipe off, the face makeup. I ended up wiping off the face makeup because the bronzer made my face look orange, it looked dreadful and just did not work for me. I used that pinky eyeshadow as a blush, which worked alright but it isn’t something I would recommend doing. And as for the highlighter, the highlighter was completely fine, it’s pretty subtle but that is something I’m fine with because it is pretty. But, the bronzer just killed the look for me.

Overall, I kind of regret picking up this palette, it just wasn’t everything I wanted it to be and overall it was pretty middle of the road for me. I am still a little bit curious about some of the other palettes from this collection, just because I kind of want to see if this one is a dud or if they all just aren’t great, but after trying this one I’m not completely sure that I want to pick up another one even though I am curious. So, the verdict on this one is that I would just pass on this exact one.

What is your favorite palette to travel with?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

On Trend: Duochrome Products

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I am so excited to do this post, it’s been a long while since I’ve done a trend post, in fact, it’s been over a year and a half since I did my one and only trend post, which you can find here.  I’ve been meaning to do another one but I can never quite seem to get a post together or figure out what trend I want to do, but this month I guess you can say I was feeling inspired and have decided to do a post all about duo-chrome products, they seem to be pretty popular and I’ve accumulated quite a few, all of which are either eye products or highlighters. So, let’s just jump into this post and talk about some duo-chromatic products.

PSX_20170902_152624Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust – This one is limited edition, but at this very moment in time it is still available for purchase at Ulta. I think this highlighter is really interesting, it’s fun and great for the summer time if you want to read a full review you can check my review out here.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Sea Siren – This is also limited edition and does not appear to be available on the Sephora website at this moment in time, not sure if there will be a restock but if there is you should for sure pick this one up if you’re looking for a really fun, purple duo-chrome liquid eye shadow. This one is so fun and also has glitter.

Makeup Geek Duochrome Highlighter in Moon Phase – This is the only highlighter I own from makeup geek and I quite like it, it doesn’t have the best formula ever but it does show up really strong and has a fun blue shift to it, while also looking icey sometimes.

NYX Strobe Of Genius Holographic Stick in Mermaid Armor – This is supposed to be holographic, but to me, it looks like a duo-chrome product. This shifts between purple and blue, it’s really quite pretty and I think this one is pretty wearable.

NYX Duo-Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Lavender Steel – This is one of the softest powders I’ve ever felt, which I personally think makes for a great product, this product is interesting to look out but probably one of the most wearable of the things in this post. It has a very strong pinky purple flash to it, it’s really interesting and I’m wishing I picked up a couple more now just to try out.
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NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid – I love these eyeshadows! I have a few of them, I have another one that would have been even better in this post but I could find this. I love this shade so much still, it’s a really soft pretty light teal shade with a little bit of a blue shift to it, it’s very pretty.

Pacifica Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Strobe Multi-Use Highlighter in Unicorn – This one is really interesting, I like to cream formula, I like the idea of these and overall I just really like this product. This one is icey white with like a pinky red shift to it, it’s fun!

Makeup Geek Duo-Chrome Shadow in Blacklight – I love Makeup Geek eyeshadows, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten one that I don’t enjoy and blacklight is actually one of my favorites. This is a really bright and little out there shade, but I find it to be very wearable and have worn it a lot of times.

Colourpop Super Shock Pigment in Kelp Me – I love this shade, it’s really bright and really fun, this is probably one of the lesser wearable shades but I also don’t think it’s that out there. This is a really bright peachy orange with a little bit of a pinky shift to it, it’s really subtle but bright.

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Now, I think it’s time we talk about some swatches, because what would this post be if I didn’t show you what these products? Just not as good. I’m going to go top to bottom.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Blacklight, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid, Colourpop Super Shock Pigment in Kelp Me, Pacifica Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Strobe Multi-Use Highlighter in Unicorn, NYX Duo-Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Lavender Steel, Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Sea Siren, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust, NYX Strobe Of Genius Holographic Stick in Mermaid Armor and lastly Makeup Geek Duochrome Highlighter in Moon Phase.

And those are all of the swatches, all very fun and very pretty, I’m quite happy with how these all look.

I kind of really love the duo-chrome products that are floating around, so much so that I hadn’t even realized how many I had already owned. After writing this one I kind of one to pick up a few more things but I probably won’t, well maybe, we’ll see.

What other makeup trends would you want to see posts about?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

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I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for way too long, but luckily Sephora still sells the set that I will be talking about today, so I can still share my feelings on this set and talk about it without feeling like a crazy person. This is the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip set, let’s jump right on in and talk about this really fun set!

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This set contains five mini products and one full-size product and retails for $28.00, which I personally think is a really great deal for being able to try out six mid range products, you even get a full size which is a great bonus.

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This set comes with a mini Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Kristen, a mini Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Revealed, a mini Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Spice Girl, a Mini Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Sugar Sugar, a mini Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Bound and lastly a full size Urban Decay Vice Waterproof Long Lasting Lipstick in Trivial.

20170502_185419.jpgNow, I’m going to go from top to bottom and do like a mini review/overview of each shade.

Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Lip Laquer in Sugar Sugar: This is a really gorgeous gloss, it’s pretty thick and is very opaque in the application, it’s a really gorgeous peachy toned lipstick that has no shimmer in it. This does have a soft fragrance in it but nothing that’s really in your face. Overall, I actually really like this lip gloss.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Spice Girl: I am not the biggest fan of plumping lip glosses, this one is alright though, it’s not my favorite lip gloss of all time but it is nice. I don’t know that it really plumps, I honestly can’t tell. The shade is a more orange toned beige kind of nude shade with the tiniest micro gold glitter.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Bound: This is a product that I kind of love, it’s not matte but it’s not really super glossy either, it’s kind of somewhere in the middle, which is something that I personally enjoy. I also really love this color, it’s really quite flattering and neutral enough that I think you could wear it for any season and it still looks good.

Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Reveal: This is the darkest of the bunch, I love it though, it’s not my all time favorite shade but I love this formula, it’s basically the LipSurgence formula which they no longer make but was one of my favorites, I really want to pick up a more me kind of shade of this now but so far I’m enjoying this darker brown shade.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Kristin: This lip gloss is serious business, I’ve tried another one before and both of the ones I’ve tried are seriously pigmented, as you may be able to see in the swatch above. This lipgloss is a little bit sticky but with the pigmentation of this one, I’m going to let it slide.

Urban Decay Vice Waterproof Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Trivial: This is the only really fully matte product, I think anyway, and I’m okay with this. The color of this is really pretty, it’s a rosy pink shade, however, the formula of this is just alright. I don’t think it’s bad by any means but it’s nothing special either.

And that is the Sephora Favorite Give Me Some Nude Lip set, I think this is a really great set and a set that is completely worth picking up because overall it has a nice range of nude lipsticks and it’s a great way to try out brands.

What’s your favorite nude lipstick?

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2017 · Bath · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Lush Pink Bath Bomb

Lush Pink BathBomb Review

It’s finally time for me to do another Lush review, it feels like it has been a little while since I’ve sat down and reviewed anything from Lush, I have so much new stuff to review and with them releasing all of the Holiday stuff, I’m probably going to have a bunch more, I’m really not sure when I’m going to find time for it all but I’m sure I will, it just might be a little late. But for today I am reviewing the Pink Bath Bomb from Lush.

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This is the new and improved version of the Pink bath bomb, I want to start out by saying this, I never did get around to trying the old formula of this, I hate the smell of Snow Fairy shower gel but I do love it in all other forms, so I’m not really sure why I never picked the old one up, but I didn’t so I can’t really compare the two. Wish I would have tried one now but I did not. Just wanted to get that one out of the way so it wouldn’t be a question later.

Anyway, let’s get right on into this big ol’ ball of pink fizz. This bath bomb is very pretty, it’s a bright pink shade and it has some silver luster on the outside, it looks like a very feminine bath bomb. The thing about this bath bomb in terms of appearance is that while I think it is kind of pretty, it’s nothing exciting, some bath bombs just look fun and exciting and this one doesn’t give off that vibe at all.

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Now, I just talked about how the outside of this bomb isn’t exciting and the thing about this one is the inside isn’t either, some bombs fizz out and have hidden colors in the center, this one does not, so it’s pretty much exactly what you would think you’re getting. This does end up leaving the water a really pretty, soft pink kind of shade with a bunch of sparkle in it. I love the look but I’m just saying it’s not super exciting.

Now, I’m going to move on to the feel of this bath bomb in the water, I think this is standard in terms of moisture. All Lush bath bombs that I have ever used leave my skin feeling soft and feel soft in the water, but some do so more so and this just doesn’t happen to be one of those that blew me out of the water in terms of moisture.

Now, we’re going to get into what I think is the most important part of any bath bomb and that is the scent, the scent is the part that you’re going to enjoy the most, even though pretty colors and glitter are pretty nice.

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This one smells like the grown up adult version of the old pink bath bomb, like it still has a little bit of sweetness to it and vanilla, but it smells more… grown up. This has a little bit more of a floral kind of smell to it, I might even say a little bit musky. It’s not bad, it’s not my all time favorite scent but I can for sure see the appeal in this scent. It’s not very out there, it’s not very floral, it’s just a really well-rounded scent.

This bath bomb is vegan, so for all of those who only use vegan-friendly products, this is one of lushes many vegan bath bombs.

This bath bomb features vanilla absolute, tanka absolute, lavender oil and neroli oil, just to name a few of the ingredients in this bath bomb.

This is also one of the larger bath bombs now and it retails for $8.95, which is a little bit up there but I also know that you can cut most bath bombs in half and get more bang for your buck.

Overall, I like this bath bomb, I think it’s nice and I like the smell, however it’s just not my favorite bath bomb that I’ve ever used. It is very pink though and that is something that I quite enjoy.

What is your favorite Lush bath bomb?

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Review: Contour Intutive Eye & Face Palette

 

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This month I have decided to do something similar to last month, every Friday there will be a palette review for the month of September, but this month instead of focusing on seasons I’ve decided to focus on travel type palettes, so palettes that don’t just have eye shadow or only blush in them, they may not all be great for doing an entire face, but they do all serve more than one purpose. To kick this off I have the palette that inspired this whole thing, the NYX Contour Intuitive Eye and Face Sculpting Palette in Amplify, so let’s get right on into this.

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I guess I’m going to start this out by saying that they have this type of palette in four other shades, which is a total of five palettes with this same type of format. These retail for $19.99, though sometimes you may be able to catch a sale on the NYX website or Ulta, so I would keep an eye out for those sales if you’re interested in this but want to save a little bit.

This is probably the most fun one of the group, which is the reason why I personally chose this palette, I have so much stuff that I figured I should pick the more fun one and see how it goes. I think this one is super wearable still but it does have a touch of fun to it.

These come with two highlighters each, six eyeshadows and a blush, all of which work together perfectly, so it’s a very cohesive thing. At least that’s what I think based on this one palette.
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This one is more of a purple, burgundy toned palette, with a little splash of teal in it, just a tiny pop of color for these shades.

We’re going to go through some swatches really quick, going from top to bottom. The very top is the slightly icey, cool highlighter in the palette, then we have the warmer toned, gold highlighter, next is the blush which is a really pretty pink that I find pretty neutral. Now, we get into the eyeshadows, starting with the really fun bright teal shade, then a more matte, mauve kind of shade, next is a really light cream shade that is basically a face powder for me, then we have a  warm toned, shimmery red brown shade, after that is a really light champagne shade that leans a little bit more towards the pinky purple side, and we finish off with a dark red purple kind of shade, burgundy if you will.

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Now, based on these swatches I was a little bit underwhelmed and wasn’t really expecting much from the palette, but after applying it to the face I was pretty impressed with the pigmentation and the bendability of these shadows. They ended up packing a lot more of a punch than I thought they would based on the swatches I did, which was a very pleasant surprise.

The highlighters are fine, nothing particularly exciting but nothing awful either, they are softer than I was expecting which isn’t a bad thing, I think I was just looking for at least one of them to be more of a blinding highlight.

The blush is something that I like alright, it’s very pigmented but I find it a tiny bit hard to work with, it doesn’t blend out quite as well as I would like it to. I think I did a pretty good job and it looked good, but it is a little bit difficult. Now, let’s get on to the makeup look that I created using this palette!

I adore this eye look, I was looking at it at first and wasn’t sure about it, it seemed a little bit boring but it grew on me, especially in the sunlight because it really brought out the color of it. So, it’s safe to say that the eye look is a thumbs up from me. The highlighter is fine, it’s just like what I said about the highlighter earlier, it’s pretty but it’s very soft, which isn’t always a bad thing. And I think the blush looks perfectly fine, like a nice pink flush to the cheeks, I just wish it had been easier to work with.

Overall, I am really happy to have picked this one up however, the eyeshadows make it worth it to me. I will say this, I feel like you could come up with quite a few different looks only using the eyeshadows in this palette but they will all have a general look to them, as you would probably assume seeing as they are all in the same shade family. I still think it’s pretty though. Now, the highlighters are fine, the blush is the only thing and I don’t think it ruings the palette. So, as a whole I like this one and think it’s kind of fun.

What is your go to travel palette?

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