Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel


Hey everyone!
NYX has released a new Eyebrow Gel which I can't wait to get my hands on!  Now this new eyebrow gel comes in five different shades; blonde, chocolate, brunette, espresso, and black.  

The description on the Ulta website says, "Keep your misbehaving brows in place with our discreet and easy-to-use Eyebrow Gel! The lightweight, waterproof formula creates thicker, fuller, natural-looking brows and comes in five versatile shades."

These are supposedly highly pigmented brow gels that are smudge free and waterproof.  I have heard they are similar or a close dupe to the Makeup Forever Aqua Brow.  They are $6.99 on the Ulta website and come in little tubes.  I am excited to try these and will defiantly be picking one up on my next trip to Ulta!



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ulta Sale! (7/6/14-7/26/14)

Hey everyone! 
Lets just dive right into some of Ulta's current sales!

-BOGO 50% off Revlon Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Prestige Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off NYX lip & face Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Maybelline Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Covergirl lip & face Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Almay Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Physicians Formula Cosmetics
-Online Only Stila Lipgloss 3 for $15

-BOGO 50% off Neutrogena Suncare
-BOGO 50% off Yes to Skincare
-BOGO 50% off Physicians Formula Skincare
-BOGO 50% off Clean and Clear Acne Skincare
-BOGO 50% off St. Ives Acne Skincare
-BOGO 50% off Neutrogena Acne Skincare

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation First Impression

Hey everyone!
I recently uploaded a video sharing my thoughts on this new foundation.  It comes in twelve shades and if your interested in finding out more you can check out my video.



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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Makeup Collection 2014: Lipstick


Hey everyone!
Today I'm doing my second installment of my Makeup Collection 2014 series.  This post is all about lipsticks, not lip stains, lip gloss, or even lip pencils, just lipstick.  I mainly own drugstore lipsticks with the exception of one high end lipstick sample. I will include all the pictures and swatches at the end, along with links though out the post.  Lets get started!


Milani Color Statement Lipstick in 17 Plumrose, 42 Rose Femme, 43 Pretty Natural, and 26 Nude Creme 
Over the last few months Milani lipsticks have become my favorite drugstore lipsticks.  They are around $6 and smell like watermelon.  They come in a variety of different finishes and the formula is great, it is not drying, feels great on your lips, and they have a great shade range of 36 colors.  That is probably the reason I already own four of them.
You can find these lipsticks at your local drugstore or on the Milani website which also tells you the finish of each lipstick (click here to see).

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 450 Mauve Mania, 645 Red Revival, 935 Sin-A-Mon, and 955 Espresso Exposed 
These lipsticks are pretty well know and loved by many beauty bloggers.  I haven't used them in a while (possibly due to my love affair with Milani Lipsticks) but from what I can remember the formula is good as well as the color payoff.  They smell a bit lick crayons which isn't as nice as the watermelon scent from Milani, thankfully I'm not to sensitive when it comes to smells.  They are ok lipsticks, I don't find myself reaching for them very often though.  There is a good color range and Maybelline is always coming out with new limited edition shades.  They are relatively inexpensive and you can find them anywhere that sells Maybelline (so basically everywhere). (click here to see)

Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Hooligan
I have a sample of this lipstick and I love it!  The formula is nice, not glittery but does have a sheen to it.  It is suppose to make your lips look bigger but without a plumper.  The color is a nice mauve plum and I really enjoy the sample.  The packaging seems to be a bit faulty, the lipstick rubs into the holder, if that makes any sense, creating lines in the side of it.  I don't know if all of them are like that or just mine but it's still worth buying.  They come in 12 shades and are $21 on the Sephora website (click here to see).

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 918D Cherry Bomb and 906D Wine Room
I can't say to much about these lipsticks because I haven't tried them enough or at all really.  They are a matte finish and very inexpensive.  If you are interested try and wait until there is a buy one get one half off sale or a buy one get one free sale.  I will do a review of them when I try them out more,  you can get them at any of your local drugstores that sell Wet N Wild (click here to see).

(Left to right) Milani 17 Plumrose, Maybelline 935 Sin-A-Mon, Buxom Hooligan, Milani 42 Rose Femme
(Left to right) Maybelline 450 Mauve Mania, Milani 43 Pretty Natural, Milani 26 Nude Creme, Maybelline 955 Espresso Exposed, Maybelline 645 Red Revival, Wet N Wild 918D Cherry Bomb, Wet N Wild 906D Wine Room

Let me know if you want me to make a video or a whole blog post on any of these products I've shown above.  Also let me know what you want to see next and if there are any products you want me to review.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Limited-Edition Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette ~ Tarte Fall 2014

Hey everyone!
Not to long ago I posted a blog post about the new products coming out in the Tarte Fall 2014 collection (click here to see it).  In the collection there is a new limited-edition eye and cheek palette called Rainforest After Dark.  The packaging is similar to the other limited edition palettes that Tarte has launched before.



  The shades include:

  • bare to explore (pink beige)
  • make a mauve (plum mauve)
  • plum away with me (dark plum)
  • up to no gold (gold)
  • tan-gled up in you (tan)
  • don't turn a-brown (dark brown)
  • unleashed (nude rose blush)
  • champagne (highlighter)
  • park ave princess (bronzer)




This palette has six eye shadows, one blush, one bronzer, and one highlight.  I am interested in this palette, it is very pretty, but I'm going to wait for some other beauty bloggers to post swatches of this palette because I'm not sure how many mattes there are.  Lately I have been into more matte shades then shimmer.

This is limited-edition and already available on the Tarte, Sephora, and Ulta websites.  If you are interested maybe wait until it is in your local Sephora and Ulta to go and see it in person and swatch it.  Though Tarte tends to have great pigmented eye shadows and quite nice products.  This retails for $38 and if you purchase it please tag me in a post on instagram, leave a comment below, even leave a link to your blog or YouTube below.  I would love to know your thoughts on this palette.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ulta Sale! (6/29/14-7/5/14)

Hey everyone!
Sorry this post is a bit late and that there is only a few days left of the sale but I still hope this is helpful!

-BOGO 50% off Real Technique Brush Kits
-BOGO 50% off Eco Tools Brush Kits
-BOGO 50% off Maybelline Face and Lip Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Banana Boat Suncare
-BOGO 50% off Ulta Suncare
-BOGO 50% off Aveeno Suncare
-BOGO 50% off Olay Total Effects

-2 for 10! China Glaze Nail Lacquers
-2 for 20! Ulta Smoothies 

Not to many sales going on but if you are needing some kind of suncare and brush sets I recommend taking advantage of these sales.

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