2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

Five Below Finds

 

Five Below Finds

I have decided to do something that I thought was a fun idea, I went to Five Below and picked up some makeup to test out, which seems like a really fun idea to me. So, today I will be talking about a few products I picked up and a look the I created using it. Let’s jump on into it!

Five Below Finds

I picked up a Tattoo Junkie Lip Paint, which I have heard tons of good things about and was really excited to try, I couldn’t find these anywhere but I did see these the other day and had to get one. I’m kind of glad that I only got one, not because I think these are bad, they just aren’t anything amazing and I don’t really need a bunch. I thought that this liquid lipstick is alright, it’s really quite drying but it lasts a long time, along with it being really pigmented. So, it’s not the worst liquid lipstick that I’ve ever used but it’s not the best.

The next thing is a City Color Matte Blush, this was a surprising product, I’ve heard some good things about this blush but I wasn’t expecting a ton out of this product. This blush is really pigmented, I wasn’t using a heavy hand with this but I guess I wasn’t using a light hand either, so when I applied this it was a lot brighter than I was expecting so you have to really make sure to use a light hand with these blushes.

Glam&Beauty Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, this was something that looked so pretty when I picked it up and this was easily the most disappointing product out of the four that I picked up. These were pretty rosy shades, I was really excited about the shades as they looked pretty but I had to work so hard to build the shadows to the look that you’ll see below, they were so hard to work with and had like no color payoff.

And the last thing I picked up was the City Color Contour Palette On The Go, which was something that I was expecting nothing out of and honestly expecting it to be the worst product that I picked up, but it turned out to be my favorite product I think. I have a hard time with bronzers and contour shades, but this has a bunch of different shades that I think work really well and gives a nice variety.  I think these are nicely pigmented, not too overly pigmented or under pigmented. I really like this product!

And this is the look that I came up using all of the products that I purchased, I think it’s a pretty good and natural look, nothing exciting but nothing awful either. I do think the eyeshadow look is rather a week considering how long I worked on getting it to look like that, both otherwise I am really happy with this look.

Have you guys ever found any hidden gems like these products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince + Hello Sailor

Lipstick Queen Duo Review

I feel like I’ve been doing a fair amount of reviews and I think that’s a good thing, I have tons of things to review and tons of things that I could still decide to review, but either way today I have a review ready for you guys and I’m actually reviewing two products, they came in a little set together and I didn’t want to split them up. So, let’s get into this review.

20170420_155333.jpgI don’t think I can express how excited I was to see this set, I had the full intention to pick up the shade Hello Sailor but then this set came out and it was only ten more dollars than the one, so I decided to finally bite the bullet and pick this set up. This set is for sale on the Ulta website, here, and it’s currently $35.00 for both of these lipsticks, which does seem a little bit steep but I love the idea of these and am super glad that I picked these up.

Let me talk a little bit about these, these lipsticks are a little bit strange, Hello Sailor is a blue lipstick and Frog Prince is a green lipstick, which at this point in time isn’t that strange, those are colors that are becoming more normal to see, but these are not actually those colors. These are some of those really cool color changing lipsticks, which I am sure is really simple to figure out but I love the idea of because they are really cool. My fiance thinks I’m weird but I like the idea of looking like I’m applying blue lipstick and really it’s a super wearable shade.

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I’m going to start out with the one that I used the most and that is the Hello Sailor lipstick, which is the blue one as you can probably tell. This is something that I really wanted and is actually something that I find myself reaching for a fair amount, which is something that I am happy about.

Anyway, this is a blue lipstick that once applied to the lips, starts to change and adjusts to the perfect sheer plum kind of shade, it’s really cool and it always looks so good. I think that is another reason why I like this kind of ‘color changing’ lipsticks, they are just really easy to apply and so effortless, at least in my experience that’s how these are.

This changes on the lips fairly quickly, I did not time it which I am kind of regretting now but it’s too late, well, kind of. This does change quickly and is just a really great, sheer shade on the lips.

20170420_155422.jpgI know, I didn’t talk about the feeling on the lips and really the texture of these lipsticks at all yet, but I’m going to talk about them both in the next little bit as they have the same kind of formula to them, just different colors.

So, onto Frog Prince, which is the green one if you couldn’t tell, and if it wasn’t obvious with the name of this one.  This one looks green but when it’s applied to the lips it adjust to your perfect sheer hot pink shade. While I think this one is still sheer and easy to just swipe on, I do find that this one has a bit more pigment to it then the previous.

So now, I think it is time to start talking about the formula and wear of these two lipsticks. Since they are sheer I think it should be pretty obvious that these lipsticks are very moisturizing, which is a big plus to me, while I love liquid lipsticks sometimes it’s nice to have something that doesn’t dry out the lips but instead is very moisturizing.

20170420_155455.jpgBecause these are sheer I am sure you are thinking that these won’t have a lot of lasting power, and if I’m being completely honest, you’d be completely right. This lipstick doesn’t have a lot of lasting power to it and I do find myself having to reapply a lot actually, but I’m alright with that since these two lipsticks are super moisturizing. Plus, these colors are always really pretty and really effortless, so I’m not really bothered by this,

I think the last thing that I really need to address is scent, which I just sniffed both of these because I really couldn’t remember if these had much scent to them, they do not, they are basically fragrance-free.

So, if you’re looking for a really fun yet natural, really moisturizing lipstick then this is something that you might want to check out. I will say this though, as much as I enjoy these and as fun as I think they are, I really wouldn’t consider this something that someone needs. It is a really great product and if you’re looking for something fun, this is fun but it’s not earth shattering.

What do you guys think about color changing lipstick?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Subscription Box

Sephora Play Box : June 2017

Sephora Play BoxJune 2017

It’s time for another Sephora Play box unboxing, this one is for the month of June, which I’m sure you could tell by the title and for the fact that I do one ever month. If you interested in checking out last months, feel free to. This month will be my last month with this box, it has officially been a year and while I enjoyed my time with this box, I’ve just not been super excited about the past couple boxes and I have so many samples, I went through the products I’ve gotten in the past and just decided to cancel my subscription. I might go back sometime, but for right now I think I’m done with it. Anyway, let’s jump into this months box.

Well, actually I’m going to start this out the way I usually do before jumping into the box itself, I’m going to talk about Mays box, my favorite and least favorite product from the last month. Let’s start with my least favorite, my least favorite was the GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper. I’m just not super into lip plumpers and I really didn’t like this, so that’s why it’s my least favorite product. Now, let’s talk about my favorite product from last month which has for sure been the treStiQue Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose stick, this has a such a pretty shimmery finish to it that isn’t too much and I really love that about it. And now we can get into the box from this month.

June 2017 Sephora Play Box

First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer. This one is a mouthful, isn’t it? Yes, I think it is. I’m still excited about this, I’ve never heard of this product but it does sound like a product that I would really enjoy. So, I am excited to get to try this product out.

Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer. This is one of my favorites! I’ve had a sample size of this before and have a deluxe sized sample of this at this moment, this is probably the best primer that I’ve ever tried so I’m happy to have another little sample size of it because I do like this product.

YSL Black Opium. A perfume sample! I actually remembered to photograph one for once, which is, of course, the last time that I plan on doing it with this box. I did not like this sample, which is also probably no surprise seeing as I haven’t really liked any perfume samples that I’ve gotten so far.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub. This is something I have mixed feelings about. I was so excited to see that this was included in this box, I’ve wanted to try the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid lipsticks for a while but haven’t pulled the trigger on them The color of this is just awful though, at least for me it is, I don’t wear a whole lot of bright or dark lip colors, but I’m trying to branch out however a Barney kind of purple isn’t the shade that I’m going for.

Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil. I’m not so sure about this one, I’m not a big rose scent fan and I’m so so when it comes to oils, so we’ll see how this one goes. I have tried some products from this brand before and enjoyed them, so this may also be something I enjoy.

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel. This one is another one that I am not sure about. I haven’t tried this yet but I’m really not sure what I’m supposed to do with gel, I’ll probably give this a go or two before I pass this along and see if this is something that I can get behind.

And that is the Sephora Play box for the month of June, and my very last one. I’m not super excited about this box and I think I made the right choice, I have so much stuff and I just haven’t been excited about this box in a little while. I will miss getting the box itself in the mail every month though, that was really fun and enjoyable but it’s just not the right fit for me I think.

If I were to try out another beauty box, which one should I try?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: The Ordinary Serum Foundation

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It’s time to share another review with you guys, and today I will be reviewing The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0N, which took me a little while to get my hands on it. This is a product that has been hugely talked about all over social media and everyone seems to want it, so of course, I jumped on it and ordered it, that just meant waiting a little while for it to actually show up. I’ve had it for probably a month now and have been testing it out for this review, so I guess now it’s time to jump right on into this.

20170521_105712.jpgAs usual, I am going to start by talking about the appearance of this product, which you can see to the left of this text. I want to talk about the box for just a moment, I don’t have a photo but that is alright because you really aren’t missing that much. The box this came in was really simple and straightforward, it was a black box and looked exactly like what you would think it would look like.

Now, onto the bottle itself, which I saw and knew was going to be very minimal and nothing exciting, which is completely fine but I wasn’t expecting the bottle to be made out of plastic. I was expecting this to be glass but it turns out that it’s not, which isn’t a big deal to me but it’s something that was surprising.

Overall I am okay with this bottle, it gets a little messy around the pump but it’s not that bad.

20170521_105736.jpgNow onto the formula of this one, I’m going to start out by talking about the obvious here. This is a runny texture, which I guess should be obvious since it is called a serum foundation, but it is very runny. It’s not hard to work with but it isn’t the easiest either, I feel like I use a lot of the product because of the consistency.

20170521_105809.jpgI was concerned about the color match of this, but this does actually match my skin fairly well and is light enough.

As for how well this wears, I think it does pretty well. it lasts for a fair amount of time on the skin without wearing off and it looks pretty good. It doesn’t really have a matte finish, it’s probably closer to dewy, I’d say somewhere between a natural finish and a dewy finish, which I think is great for the summer time.

This foundation is really lightweight, I barely notice it on my skin once it has set, as it dries down I do notice it a little bit but like I said, once it sets it’s barely even noticeable. But, because of that I feel like it also is a very light coverage foundation, medium at best, which is perfectly fine with me but if you’re looking for something with a lot of coverage then I would skip over this one. This seems like a really great summer kind of foundation.

Overall, I like this foundation, it’s really affordable and it’s a nice foundation, but if I’m being honest I really don’t think this is worth waiting weeks to get your hands on and I really don’t think it’s worth the hype. It’s not a bad foundation but I just don’t find that it’s a very extraordinary foundation either.

Have you tried this foundation? If so, what did you think of it?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

Summer 2017 Essentials

SummerYes, it’s the first day of summer so I’ve decided to share just a few of my summer essentials with you guys, I came up with a fairly short list of products that I will be using frequently this summer. I’m just going to jump on into this list!

Alright, let’s start out with the Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub,  this isn’t something that I always have on hand and it’s not something that I always get, but it is something I enjoy especially in the summertime. I like to scrub down with this, especially my legs right after I shave them. I love the scent of this scrub, the feel and overall this scrub.

The next product is something that you can no longer get in the exact form that I have it and that is the Mac Fix + CoconutI really love this! If you couldn’t already tell that by now seeing as I talk about it way too much, but I just really love it! I think it prolongs the wear of my makeup, it really gets rid of that powdery look on the face and the light coconut scent this product had.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in How Deep Is Your Love? This is a little bit newer to me but I think this shade of blush is a really fun shade and I also think it’s really perfect for the summer time! It’s warm pink shade, it’s really bright and it lasts really well on the cheeks, which I think is a great recipe for a fantastic summer blush.

Up next is something that is really new to me and is limited edition, but fantastic for summer and that is the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Diamond Dust.  This is a really fun and interesting highlighter, which I feel is great for the summer time because the summer is for fun things, right? That what I think at least. This is a fun pinky, duo chrome like highlight that is just really gorgeous.

This next one is something that I really think I need, just because skin protection is important, which is the Aquaphor Lip Balm + SunscreenThis is probably the least exciting product on this list but it’s a very important one nonetheless.

Physcians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer is the perfect summer product I think, this just seems like the summer bronzer and product. This is a bronzer, which just seems perfect for this list and then on top of that it smells like coconut, which when you add the two together it makes for the perfect summer bronzer, and really the perfect anytime bronzer.

  The last thing on this is a really a great product, although I wish it had a little bit more SPF to it because that would make this perfect, this product is the Pixi Sun Mist. This is a really great product for the warm, sunny weather that is the summer time, it makes it really easy to put on some sun protection on my face and it’s quick, which I really enjoy.

And those are all of my summer essentials, well, those are most of my summer essentials. What I could come up anyway, I’m sure there are more things that I will think of and come across as the season goes on, but at the start of it these are products that I can see myself using the entire season.

What are your favorite summer products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Tag

My First Time Tag!

My First Time Tag

I had something else planned for today, but it just didn’t turn out the way that I wanted it to so that is something that I will have to save for a later date I think, so I’ve decided to do something that I saw recently on The Bookish Wanderer Blog, that is the My First Time Tag. This seemed really fun and like something that I wanted to do! So let’s just get right on into the questions!

My First Language?

English and it is still the only language that I speak, I really want to learn another language but I just haven’t gotten around to it.

My First Toy?

I’m pretty sure it was a stuffed rattle that played you are my sunshine when you squeezed it, which I still have, I’m just not completely sure that it was my first toy but close enough.

First Person You Subscribed To On Youtube?

I’m not really sure but probably someone like Shane Dawson.

Where Was Your First Sleepover?

Probably sometime when I was six or seven and at my best friend at the times house, however, it was no successful as her house was nasty and I couldn’t stay there, I won’t go into detail but I will say that. My first successful sleepover was probably a few years later.

First Book I Remember Reading?

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Gift, one hundred percent is the first book that I ever read, my grandma bought it for me at a yard sale and I still have it sitting on my bookshelf, it’s something that I’ve kept for so long and am really glad that I did.

First Movie You Remember Seeing?

I think it was the Little Mermaid.

My First Ever Cell Phone?

Was a flip phone that I could only make calls on and I stuck choco cat stickers on, it wasn’t fancy at all but I was so excited to have it so I could call my friends.

My First Fear?

Raccoons, I never really understood why either and they still really creep me out, I think I can handle them a little bit better now but I don’t think it’s at the top of my list any longer.

First Makeup Item?

Probably some sort of lip gloss from LipSmackers.

First Time I Ever Got In Trouble At School?

Honestly, I’m not sure that I ever got in trouble at school.

My First Job?

I mowed grass for a little while.

The First Thing I Do Ever Morning?

Probably either grab for my glasses or my phone.

My First Thought Today?

I honestly have no idea what my first thought was today.

The First Text I Sent Today?

I haven’t sent any texts yet.

First Broken Bone?

I’ve actually never broken a bone before, but I have sprained my ankle really badly twice so far, I’m kind of waiting to break that ankle because of how many times I’ve sprained it.

My First Piercing?

Were my ears when I was 16, my mom never wanted me to get my ears pierced but I finally talked her into it, now I have two holes in each ear.

My First Tattoo?

I do not have any.

The First Concert I Ever Attended?

Was a Van Halen concert, my dad one four tickets and a trip off the radio station, so he brought me, my sister and mom along.

The First Person You Text When Something Exciting Happens?

It really depends on what happened, but most of the time I would say my fiance is the first person I text about exciting things, if I’m not with him of course.

My First Ever Boyfriend?

We are no longer together, his name was Carl and he was from Maryland.

My First Ever Date?

I think was getting Italian ice with said boy above.

My First Ever Kiss?

Was also with said boy above, I can’t remember where we were but it was awkward, I know that much. Haha.

I think that was a pretty fun tag, I had a lot of fun reading some of them and a lot of fun filling it out, so I tag anyone who wants to do this because it was fun and I would love to read your guys responses?

Will you do this tag?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation!

Review- Tarte Rainforest of the Sea

 

20170521_170245.jpgIt is time for another review, and this week I have the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation up for review. I believe you can only get this on the Tarte website and at Sephora, at least those are the only places that I’ve been able to find this foundation at. You get 1 full ounce of product and it will cost you $39.00, a little bit pricey for a foundation but I really wanted to try this out as everyone seems to love it, so I picked up a little while ago and have been trying it out since.

I am going to start out by talking about the packaging a little bit, starting with the box and then getting into the bottle of the foundation itself, which will be in the next photo. The box itself is really quite pretty, it’s some of the nicer packagings that I’ve seen and I really think it fits with the product name and everything. I like that it’s a matte box, it’s a slight ombre from blue to purple and that gold writing on it is just a nice touch, overall I quite enjoy the outside of it.

20170521_170348.jpgNow, onto the foundation bottle itself, which I also like the look of, I think it looks very nice and clean. Once again, I like the gold writing on the bottle, I really enjoy the mix of fonts that they chose, and I really like the ombre on the top of it, it looks very nice overall.

Now, while I visually like the appearance of this foundation, I do want to chat about the functional side of this product because I do have some issues with it, not enough to return it or never use it again but enough for me to mention and not be the biggest fan of. This has an eyedropper instead of a pump or something like that, which is a terrible choice for application and I don’t know why any brand would choose that when pumps exist. I don’t think this is impossible to use, it’s just difficult and would be a much smoother application if I could just pump it out, however, I like this foundation enough to suck it up and keep using, even if the eyedropper is kind of stupid.

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Now, onto talking about the foundation itself, the actual product inside of the bottle, the reason why we are all here reading this review. I really love this foundation! I think this is a fantastic summer foundation, it’s really sheer and doesn’t have a ton of coverage, but I do find that it can be built up a little bit and have a smidge more coverage, but at it’s best it’s still medium coverage. Which for me is the perfect kind of coverage for the summer time, it also feels really weightless and like there isn’t anything on your skin, which is another great thing for when it’s warmer out.

I find that this foundation lasts pretty well throughout the day, I wore it all while I was in Florida and it lasted, so I think it’ll hold up pretty well just about anywhere. And it has SPF! Not a ton or enough if you ask me, but it does have SPF 15, which is a nice little bonus.

I think this foundation comes in a fair amount of shades, so I think it would be fairly easy to find a match for just about anyone. Overall, I really like the foundation and would completely suggest it to anyone who is looking for a really lightweight, sheer coverage foundation for the summer, then this may be the one for you as it is a great foundation for this time of year.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Travel

Travel Diary: Travel Makeup Bag

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As you might be aware if you follow me on twitter or instagram, I have been to Florida recently and I just got back. So, because of that I’ve decided to share with you guys what I decided was important enough to put in my makeup bag and haul all the way to Florida with me for six days. So let’s just jump on into this and see what I decided to bring with me.

20170603_182023Benefit Galifornia Blush

Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer

DermaBlend Loose Setting Powder

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Milk Makeup Blur Stick

Tarte Rainforest Of The Seas Foundation in Porcelain 

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair

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Custom Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Sin, Colourpop Paper Tiger, Makeup Geek Tiki Hut, Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear, Morphe Gold, Makeup Geek Morroco, NYX Voodoo, Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma, Coloupop Come and Get It, Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun and Makeup Geek Cherry Cola.

Stila Huge Mascara

Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer

Essence Make Me Brow in Soft Browny Brows

Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner in Noir

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner in Ultra Black

Estee Edit The Barest Lip Liner in The Buff

NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm

Buxom Full on Lip Cream in White Russian

Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor 

Colourpop Lip Primer

Aquaphor + Sunscreen

Mac Fix+ Coconut

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And as a bonus I’ve decided to share my toiletries bag into this post!

Deva Curl Wavy Kit

-Low Poo Delight & One Condition Delight & Wave Maker

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer

Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Secret Deodorant in Paris

Clinique Pep Start Moisturizer + SPF

Healthy Sexy Hair Leave In Conditioner

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

Lush First Snow

Whish Post Wax + Shave Serum

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams

Philosophy Purity Face Cleanser

And that is everything that I packed with me to take to Florida, it was a fairly good mix of products I think and I actually used most of the makeup that I brought with me, I think the only things that I didn’t use were a couple of the lipsticks. I actually didn’t use quite a few of the toiletries I brought with me but I guess that is alright.

 

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · project pan

Project Pan Roulette #2: 24 By 24!

Project Pan- 24 By 24

I haven’t even started typing this post before adding this, but I know this is going to be a long one, so grab yourself a snack, a drink and settle in because this will be a long post!

I am back again with the project pan roulette, I’ve done one of these before and just finished the one I was working one last month actually, but it was really fun and I have so much makeup that I decided to try again. Basically, this is kind of like a project pan except I picked how many products I wanted to, used a random number generator and this list to decide what categories of products I was going to use. Pretty simple I think, fun and a little bit challenging sometimes.

And, if you couldn’t assume I’m am going to attempt to use 24 products up by the time that I turn 24, which is in September. I have no doubt that I will not finish all of these products but I am really excited to try. I plan on doing one check in and then a final like I did in the other project pan, so I’m probably going to do the check in sometime around the half way mark in later July or early August, then the final sometime around my birthday. Now, with all of that said let’s jump in and look at all of the products that I plan on attempting to get through.

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24. Something hyped up on Youtube: Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask.

This mask is something that I feel like the whole internet is obsessed with, or at least was for a while there, and youtube is part of the internet so I’ve decided to try and use this up even though it’s new to me. I just wanna find out how much I really like it, so that’s why I chose this mask. Amount Left: 80%

11. Something You Have Already Hit Pan On: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cucticle Cream.

I recently hit pan on this and I really love this stuff, I apply this probably at least once a day because I love what it does for my hands and how it smells, I’m kind of obsessed at the moment. I have faith that I can probably finish this product up. Amount Left: 50%

25. Something In A Stick/Tube: Tony Moly So Cool Eye Stick

I cannot express how much I love this product! It’s really great and feels amazing on the skin, I’m not sure if it does a whole for my skin but it is very cooling and I love the feeling of it on my skin so much. Amount Left: 50%

36. Item In Your Favorite Color: Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower + Mango Butter Curl Defining Detangler

This is newer to me and I’m not sure how I feel about this honestly, I thought it smelled amazing when I first used it but as I’ve been using it I kind of hate the scent, I’m also not sure what it’s doing for my hair but I’m going to try and use it up anyway. Amount Left: 75%

9. Perfume: Sugared Amber Dreams Rollerball.

This is my all time favorite scent that I’ve smelled thus far, I own the spray of this as well so I never used the rollerball, which is why I decided on putting this product in here because it just made sense to me. This smells really sweet but at the same time it’s not overly sweet and it has a bit of warmth to it, I think it’s a really rounded scent and I am in love with it. Amount Left: 50%

18. Something Purple: Pink Sweet & Flirty Body Mist Mini.

I had a different one in my last project pan and decided to throw this one in here since I am currently really into this, I use this almost every single day, it smells really great and I may get a full size once I use this up because I really like the scent. Yes, I know that kind of defeats the purpose but whatever, I’ll do what I want. Amount Left: 40%

17. Something Fun: Lush First Snow Dusting Powder.

This is a holiday product so I couldn’t link it in this posts, but I think this is a great product for the summer time, even though it came out in the winter, I also think this is fun. This is a dusting powder that has a bit of shimmer in it and smells just like citrus, both of these things are things that make me think of the summer time and since summer is coming it made sense to me to throw this in. Amount Left: 85%

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42. Everyday Staple Item: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

This was in the last project pan that I did and it has returned here, I am trying super hard to finish this product and I’m nearly done with this tube, however, I have two smaller tubes that I’m trying to get through as well. I like this primer but I’ve found one I like more, however before I commit to a full size of it I want to finish up a few primers I already own and these are thist list. Amount Left: 15%

24. Something with Beautiful Packaging: Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist.

I don’t really own anything with really beautiful packaging so I settled on this, I’m not even sure that this is beautiful but it is very cute and easily one of the cutest products that I own. I love this spray, it feels really nice on the skin, I feel like it does really well on my skin and it smells amazing, but I have tons of new sprays to try out so I’m going to try and use this one up. Amount Left: 40%

50. Mac Product: Mac Strobe Cream.

Yes, another thing that was in my past project pan and that’s because I didn’t use it up so it’s back with another chance of getting used. I really like this stuff but it was given to me and I’ve had it for a little while, so I figured I should use it before it really goes bad. Amount Left: 25%

20. Something You Are Loving: Mac Fix+ Coconut.

Another Mac product, this one is one that I am really loving and am sad that they don’t carry anymore, at least not in this scent and boy does this smell really good. I just want to use this up because I really like it. Amount Left: 75%

52. Setting Powder: Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.

This is just a sample sized product but I feel like this one is really going to be a challenge because it is loose powder and while it seems small I bet it is going to last for some time, but either way I am going to attempt to use it up and see how much of a dent I can get in this one. Amount Left: 98%

21. Something You Regret: Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Highlight in Who’s That Pearl.

I wanted this so bad and lusted after it for a while before actually picking it up, which is strange for me considering it’s a really affordable item but I just couldn’t bite the bullet and now I’m kind of regretting it. It’s not a major loss at all but it’s just something that I want to use up and not waste. Amount Left: 95%

29. Full Sized Item: Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Morning Light.

I don’t really know how I feel about this as I keep forgetting I have these, which is why I decided to put it on this list, it’s something that I want to try and if I put it on this list I will be forced to remember that this is a thing and use it. Amount Left: 100%

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3. Deluxe Sized Item: Pur Volume Vixen Mascara.

I have way too many mascaras I think and I figured this was a great reason to focus on what and use one up, so I settled on this one just because it was one of the first ones that I grabbed. Amount Left: 100%

40. Sample Product: Milk Makeup Blur Stick.

I now have two samples of this, I tried this out once and I actually really liked it so I’m hoping I continue to enjoy it. I know this is pretty much another primer but I really wanted to try this out a finish up some of the primers that I already have. Amount Left: 95%

39. Urban Decay Item: Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion.

I was gifted this eyeliner by someone and I do not want to have this around any longer, maybe that’s strange, maybe it’s not but either way I have thrown this into the mix because I can probably get through this with very little effort. Amount Left: 100%

2. Product In a Palette: Lorac Pro Matte.

This was also in my last project pan and it is back because I did not get super far with this. I’m not focused on a specific color but I will be working on this, I’m hoping to finish them all up but I will settle for one or two shades completely planned, however, I’m not sure how this will go. Amount Left: 75%

37. Maybelline Item: Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer in Fair.

This may also be something that I regret a little bit but I’ve decided to throw it on this project so I can give it a little bit more of a chance, I’ve tried this maybe twice and I’m not a fan yet. Amount Left: 100%

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12. Glossy Lip Product: Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Oil in Papa Don’t Peach.

I love this color but I’m not a huge fan of the scent of this, I think that’s why this one is going to be a little bit of a challenge to use up because I am not super favorable of the scent, but we will see. Amount Left: 95%

27: Matte Product: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey.

This is just a mini and is a satin finish, but I’m counting it because that is close enough to matte for me. I think this one should be fairly easy for a lip product, it’s a small tube, it’s a color that I enjoy and it’s a finish that I like. Amount Left: 100%

47. Lip Gloss: Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian.

This may be one the easiest product for me, or at least on of the easiest, I love this stuff! This color is gorgeous, I really like the feel on the lips and while I’m not the biggest fan of a glossy finish I like this one a lot, it’s not overly sticky or anything else. Amount Left: 75%

33. Chapstick/Lip Balm: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment.

I have mixed feelings on this one, only because it’s a kind of expensive and I love it, so using it up is kind of a bittersweet thing. But, this is something that I really love so I don’t %want it to go bad, I would much rather use it up. Amount Left: 

21. Item Of Your Choice: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in N14.

This is the last product and this is also the last product that was in my last project pan, this one should be fairly easy seeing as it is a mini that I barely have any left of it, so I am not worried about this one at all. Amount Left: 15%

And those are all of those products that are in this project, a really good mix I think and a bit of a challenge. I really don’t think that I’ll finish all of these products at all, it’s a lot of things and I didn’t even fully finish my last project in the time frame, either way I’m going to have fun, try and use up some products and see how it goes.

Are you guys doing a project pan at the moment?

 

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick

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It is time for me to review a product that I got a little over a month ago but is something that I have been lusting after forever, which is the Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita. Apparently, I am slowly starting to collect all things, Dolce Vita, which I am completely alright with seeing as this is a gorgeous shade. I recently posted a review of the blush in Dolce Vita, which is also gorgeous. I just love this shade!

 20170426_142251.jpgThe Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita is available at a few different places now, Sephora, Ulta and the Nars website to name just a few of the places you can pick this product up, it is 0.12 oz of product and retails for $28.00. This is a little bit steep for a lipstick and is on of the most expensive lipsticks that I’ve ever purchase, but I am very happy with the purchase and do not regret anything about picking up this lipstick.

I guess I will start with the packaging, the packaging is very classic Nars packaging, it’s very simple and clean lined which is something that I like. It’s just a matte black square lipstick tube, with the white Nars logo on it, very simple and very straightforward, I quite like it. The only thing that I may have a complaint about is that they get dirty very easily because of the dark color and the matte textures, which also isn’t the best feeling in the hand but I don’t mind that as much.

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There’s nothing quite as nice as a smooth, brand new and untouched lipstick tube, too bad I’ve already used this and ruined that perfect look. Anyway, I want to talk a little bit about the scent of this one because I really like it. I do not find the scent of this to be overwhelming at all, it’s very subtle but it is something that I notice, no typically on the lips but more when it’s in the tub.e

Anyway, I want to talk a little bit about the scent of this one because I really like it. I do not find the scent of this to be overwhelming at all, it’s very subtle but it is something that I notice, no typically on the lips but more when it’s in the tube. This smells exactly like the Lush Don’t Look at Me Fresh Face Mask to me, it has that slightly lemon grass and citrus kind of scent to it and that is something that I love as I am a big fan of citrus scents. I know that is very strange that it reminds me of that but it was the first thing that I could think and now it is the only thing that I think of when I smell this.

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The color of this is stunning, it’s a really pretty my lips but better kind of shade for me personally, it’s a really soft rosy kind of shade. I love the finish of this as well, it’s a really sheer finish and glossy, it just looks really nice and natural, like a soft rose tint to the lips. This is not a lipstick for you if you are looking for a lot of color pay off, but if you want a nice sheer wash of color this is perfect.

The wear of this is surprisingly good, especially considering it’s a sheer finish, I find that it lasts on the lips pretty well. I do have to reapply but I think that is to be expected, there are very few lip colors that don’t need to be reapplied especially sheer glossy ones.

But, overall I really like this lipstick and am super glad that I picked this up, I could for sure see myself picking up another lipstick from this line because it’s really nice, even if it is a bit pricey for a lipstick. It smells really good, it looks really nice, feels great on the lips and I find that it lasts pretty well.

What are your favorite Nars products?

 

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