Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month #goPINKandBLUE

Hey everyone. Today's post is a bit different as I'm going to be sharing something that's very hard for me to talk about. A couple days ago, I posted a video on my YouTube channel about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It's going on for the month of October, and there are ways to show your support! I'm going to link my video below, and yes, I know I'm still a noob with filming, so be nice to me. 

This was an incredibly hard video to film, but I felt I needed to talk a little bit about it. I hope you can show your support in any way you can!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Review: Proganix Quench Coconut H2O + Electrolytes Shampoo & Conditioner

*Disclosure* These products were sent for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always!

Hello everyone! I had the awesome opportunity to try out the Proganix Quench Coconut line, and was sent the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in moisture and moisture balm. I haven't really used the latter two products, so today's review is just on the shampoo and conditioner. 

Here is a bit about the shampoo and conditioner:

Proganix's Quench Coconut H2O + Electrolytes Shampoo & Conditioner power-packed blend of quenching coconut water supercharged with electrolytes and weightless coconut oil, perfected in the salon to drench your hair in weightless hydration, transforming dry parched hair into silky shiny perfection.

These products are mainly to be used on dry or parched hair, but I have seen that it's for all hair types as well. 

Depending on where you buy this, I've seen a big price jump, ranging from about $6 up to $10 for each bottle. 

First off, this duo smells INCREDIBLE! If you're a fan of coconut like I am, you will love this. It doesn't smell overly heavy like some coconut scented products can. Since it's got a mix of coconut water and oil, it's alot more lightly scented. Everytime I use these, my hair ends up feeling silky soft and I get whiffs of coconut throughout the day. The shampoo lathers nicely and rinses out well, and the conditioner is very hydrating. I do have pretty fine hair, so for me it's great. If you have thick hair, the conditioner might not be enough for you, but you will probably like the shampoo. 

Overall, the Quench Coconut line gets two thumbs up from me. I haven't had any problems with my hair since starting to use this, but I find the price to be a bit high. I've found it's cheapest at Target online, and Ulta sells it the highest at $9.99 for each bottle. Would I purchase these myself? Eh, maybe. I have a pretty big stash of shampoos and conditioners to use up, so once I go through it, then I'd make that yes or no decision. 

Have you tried anything from this line? What do you think of it?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Review: Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette

Hello everyone! If you know me, you know that Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands ever, and I collect the Vice palettes that come out every year. They came out with their Vice 4 palette for Holiday 2015, and today I bring you my review of it!

Here is some info on the palette from Sephora:

What it is:
A limited-edition palette packed with 20 gorgeous, never-before-seen shades, a huge mirror, a double-ended brush, and a chic bag.

What it does:
Urban Decay created Vice4, loaded with 20 gorgeous shades of their iconic Eyeshadow. It features a huge mirror, a double-ended brush, and a coordinating bag. This palette channels the darkly alluring, dimensional hues of an oil slick—inspired by their vintage shade name Oil Slick. These shades are filled with rich, deep jewel tones in a wide range of finishes—from velvety-smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to shades infused with micro-glitter. Each Eyeshadow in Vice4 is formulated with Urban Decay’s own Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that deliver rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts and sparkle that stays in place.  

Taking a look at the colors, you can see just how pretty they are. I expect nothing less from Urban Decay by adding in those bright shades, but also some neutral ones as well. The double ended brush this comes with is alright, but I don't see myself using it. I love the bag the palette is housed in, as you can use it for a nice sized makeup bag for travel, or you can just keep the palette inside it for protection. 

Swatches of top row, L to R
Bones: Oyster satin with pearl
Grip: Taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter
Deadbeat: Black satin with micro-glitter
Beatdown: Deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter
Pandemonium: Metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter

Swatches of second row, L to R
Framed: Light neutral, matte satin
Fast Ball: Metallic peachy pink with micro-glitter
1985: Metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter
Underhand: Burgundy-brown satin
Harlot: Metallic lavener

Swatches of third row, L to R
Discreet: Soft dusty mauve matte
Grasshopper: Metallic emerald with green micro-glitter
C-Note: Frosted green with micro-glitter
Arctic: Bright teal with tonal sparkle
Robbery: Deep metallic brown-gunmetal

Swatches of fourth row, L to R
Bitter: Reddish brown matte
Flame: Bright orange with gold micro-glitter
Low: Brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter
Crowbar: Black with golden metallic pearl/micro-glitter
Delete: Deep chestnut brown matte satin

So, you can clearly tell by the shade name descriptions that they had a blast with micro-glitter. Usually, I don't mind that. But in all honesty, it kinda put me off to this palette. While swatching all the colors, I had so much fallout that I was pretty shocked by. Putting a brush in the colors kicks up product as well. While I still love Urban Decay as a brand, part of me thinks that they're lowering their quality lately, especially with holiday releases. I don't know if it's just me and my personal tastes changing or what, but if these shades didn't have as much glitter in them, I would sure love them more. Deadbeat, Pandemonium and Flame are beautiful shades, but they're some of the worst in the palette with the glittery fallout. I'm a fan of UD's matte shadows in general, so I have no complaints about the ones in this palette; Framed, Discreet, Bitter and Delete. The colors that I have loved the most are Underhand, Harlot, Robbery and Bones. 

For this palette being $60, I honestly expected a bit more from Vice 4. The colors are undeniably beautiful, and there are some real good ones that are easy to work with. Part of me regrets buying this palette, even though I'm a collector. 

I guess the main questions are, is this palette worth it, and do you need it? I hate to say this, but my answer is going to be NO to both questions (unless you're a crazy palette collector like I am). Maybe I just need to use it more to make a final decision but I truly feel like for the high price tag, it could be better. If you do want this palette, I purchased mine from the UD website, but it also is on the Sephora site.

What are your thoughts on the Vice 4 palette?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Hey everyone! I know, it's been a long time again since my last post. Life got a little crazy for a bit, and I just launched my YouTube channel, so the blog took a hit, and for that, I'm sorry! I have to get into a routine between the blog and YouTube, so bear with me til I can figure it all out! Anyways, today's review is going to be on the very much talked about Bioderma. I was so excited when Beautylish was able to stock this so we can now get it here in the states. 

Here is a bit about Bioderma from the Beautylish site:

Bioderma Sensibio H2O (also known as Créaline H2O) is a no-rinse micellar cleanser and makeup remover specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skin types. It can even remove water-resistant face and eye makeup! A soothing emollient thanks to cucumber extract, it clears up irritated skin and produces a feeling of instant freshness. Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic. 

I use Bioderma by taking either a cotton ball or pad, soaking it with the Bioderma solution, and then gently remove my makeup. This is safe to use around the delicate eye area, and I've had no issues whatsoever with irritation. 

I have found this to be the most effective makeup remover that I have EVER tried, seriously. It takes off all foundation, concealer, lip product, eye product, just everything. I don't wear waterproof mascara, so I can't say if Bioderma removes it effectively, but with having usually two coats of mascara on my lashes, this removes it very easily. It removes eyeliner as well, but if I have eyeliner wedged between my lashes, it doesn't really remove all of it until I go in with my cleanser afterward. If I had a very light makeup day, most times Bioderma takes care of all my cleansing and toning needs and I can go straight into treatments and moisturizers. 

It's pretty safe to say that I'm in love with Bioderma,, and as long as I have the funds for it, I will continue to repurchase. Beautylish carries three different sizes: 

100 ml for $6.95
250 ml for $12.95
500 ml for $19.95

When I had originally purchased, I think Beautylish had a special deal going since it had just been launched, because I purchased a bundle of two 500 ml bottles and a 250 ml bottle for $39.95. I wish it was still on the site because that deal is just crazy. Maybe they will again at some point, who knows. They do also have different ranges for oily skin and dry skin, which is kinda neat. I'm tempted to try the one for oily skin, but since we're heading into colder months, I'll stick with this one for now!

If you're interested in trying out Bioderma, you can check out the Beautylish site. 

Have you tried Bioderma before?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 2015 Ipsy Bag

Hey guys! It's been quite a few days since my last real post, and I'm sorry for that! I actually started up my own YouTube channel (you can see my first video here!), and I'm considering focusing on that maybe a little more than the blog. Maybe. I'm still figuring out exactly what I want to do. Anyways, a couple days ago I received my Ipsy bag for the month, and of course I have to share what products I got. 

The theme this month is Face Fashion. I think the bag everything came in is super cute too! It's actually a bag I can see myself using, and it's a bit wider than previous Ipsy bags. I just like the style of it for some reason. 

The first product I received is the Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush. I already own a couple brushes from Crown, and they're not awful quality, but they're not great either. I typically use a Beauty Blender for concealer now, so I may save this for putting on eyeshadow bases. 

Next up is the tre'StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in a shade called Nantucket Nude. I feel like this is going to look horrendous on me with my fair skin. It's a shame because swatching it, it feels nice and creamy. I just look bad in nude colors.

Next is the Not Soap, Radio Revitalizing Hand/Body Lotion in the scent The Phoenix. To me, this smells really perfume-y and it makes me sneeze. I haven't tested it out, but I'll probably try it just to see if I have other reactions to it. 

Finally, a product that I'll use, for sure! It's a NYX eyeshadow trio that looks like it was made special for this Ipsy bag, which is pretty neat! The pigmentation isn't that amazing, but I'm sure with a primer it'll be fine. 

Lastly, another darn nail polish *sigh*. I don't know what else to do to get them to stop giving me nail polish! I feel like I get one in every other bag, and I've specifically graded any nail polishes badly in hopes they'll stop sending them. But, it is Formula X, and the shade I got called Ignite is pretty. I just don't wear nail polish regularly, so all the bottles I have are sitting there, probably very sad. 

If you aren't subscribed to Ipsy, you can do so here via my referral link! It only costs $10 a month, plus shipping for some, and you get usually 5 deluxe sized samples of beauty products sent to you every month.

If you're already subscribed, what did you get this month?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway!

*Disclosure* This giveaway is brought to you by Measurable Difference and Brandbacker

Hey everyone! I'm here today to let you know about a giveaway from Measurable Difference

Here is a bit about the product:

Measurable Difference® Desert Nights Eyeshadow

Dress your eyes with this color rich eye shadow palette for any occasion. Create more definition by using a deep and darker tone in the eye–crease and at the outside corner. Make eyes look wider with a lighter colors on the lid and on the brow bone to make your eyes pop!

Measurable Difference is available in countries all around the world at retailers including stores like,,, and Pharmasave in Canada, and other beauty supply stores around the world, as well as on  

You can enter below!


The palette pictured above is just one you can win. It looks like there are 3 different ones that will be given away at random. Good luck!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Inspired Makeup feat. Colourpop La La

Hey everyone! As promised in my last post, which was a review of the Colourpop Shadow in La La, I'm bringing you a full makeup look inspired by the changing season. Fall is probably my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, the leaves are pretty, and I always feel it's the time for a life change. Here is the look I did!

-Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer
-Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation in shade #15
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser
-Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
-Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
-Essence Silky Touch Blush in shade 10 Adorable
-Pixi beauty Bronzer in shade Subtly Suntouched
-Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

-Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in shades in Fig and Date
-Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in shade Pink (It's not very pink, more mauve-y)

-Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer
-Urban Decay Naked Palette: Naked in crease, Toasted in outer Corner and smudged on lower lash line
-Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in shade La La all over lid
-Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense in shade Intense Black Honey, smudged on upper and lower lashline
-Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara and Covergirl The Supersizer Mascara

Overall, I really, really love how this look turned out! I was considering going dark with the lip, but I decided to go neutral as I wanted the eyes to be sort of the focus. By the way, I'm LOVING the Mat Velvet+ foundation! Expect a review in the coming weeks.

Do you have a certain makeup look you like for Fall?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in La La

Hi guys! Today I'm going to be reviewing one of Colourpop's Super Shock Shadows in the shade called La La. This is the first shadow of theirs I've tried, and I must say, I'm impressed so far!

Colourpop's Super Shock Shadow in La La is described as a true rose gold in an ultra metallic finish. I personally see more gold than a rose gold, but it's still gorgeous nonetheless. The formula is so interesting and kinda hard to describe. It feels like a cream and a powder at the same time. You really have to feel it to see for yourself. 

The pigmentation is insane! seriously, this is just one swipe of product. It applies to the eye nicely as well, but I recommend using your fingers for the best results. I did a Fall inspired makeup look using this shadow that I will be posting very soon and I'm very happy with how it came out. Wear time isn't bad either. I have oily lids, so I notice just a bit of creasing within about 5-6 hours, and that's with using a primer underneath. The little pot these shadows come in have to be sealed shit pretty tight, otherwise they will dry out. That's good to know because if you never open these (but lets be real, why wouldn't you?!), they last up to 3 years. Once opened, as long as you close the lid tightly, it lasts for up to a year.

What's amazing about these shadows, is that they are only $5 on the Colourpop website. Yes, just $5! I don't know how they can make the price so low for such incredible quality, but I'm tempted to buy all of the colors, even the crazy ones. 

I'm truly impressed by this shadow! I also did buy the collaboration quad they did with Kathleen Lights, but have yet to use it. I will have to dig into it soon since I'm so happy with this single shadow. 

Have you tried any Colourpop Shadows? If so, let me know what colors you like!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: Sun Si'Belle Broad Spectrum Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30

*Disclosure* I received this product for review thanks to Tomoson. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always

Hey everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing a tinted sunscreen by the brand Sun Si'Belle. I had tried certain tinted sunscreens in the past, but never liked them due to all of them being orange on my fair skin. Lets see if this one worked for me!

Here is a bit about the product from Amazon:

Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging including wrinkles.  It is important not to strip or dry skin but to gently exfoliate and remove impurities, excess oil and dead skin cells.  Skin must be hydrated and toned to bring back balance and radiance. That's where our new totally natural Sun*Si'Belle moisturizing sunscreen comes in. Non-greasy, non-whitening, light tinted formula provides chemical-free mineral UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, which protects skin from harmful sun rays and prevents sun damage and pigmentation.  Fruit extracts of Pineapple and Papaya provide mild exfoliation to shed dead skin cells and keep your skin fresh with rosy glow.  Sea Kelp provides hydration to your skin all day long.  Ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in raspberries and cranberries, protects against ultraviolet damage by blocking production of matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen.  Highly nutritive Tomato is a rich source of Antioxidants like Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Lycopene, Omega 3,6,9, Copper, Iron, Manganese and Zinc, are essential for treatment and prevention of cutaneous signs of aging, and for reducing UV damage to the skin.

Key benefits:

Light and fast absorbing
Moisturizes and hydrates all day long
Defends skin with mineral SPF 30
Contains antioxidants and age defying ingredients, Hyaluronic acid & CoQ10
Tinted, leaves no white cast
Oxybenzone-free, Toxin-free, Gluten-free, NANO particles free, Paraben-free
EWG Safety Rating 2
Natural and Organic ingredients

Upon first application, I was not a fan of the tint. It's very beige toned, and dark, so I was very nervous applying it to my fair skin. It took me a good 5 minutes to completely blend this into my skin to make sure I had no harsh lines. This did make me look like I had some color to my skin, but it looked very unnatural on me and it was also very greasy. In the directions, it says to apply some powder to cut down on the greasiness, which I did. 

I think it's very silly to have to apply a powder on top of a sunscreen just to keep it from being shiny. I have no idea how makeup wears on top of this as I was too nervous to try that out. I ended up being so oily by the end of the day, I couldn't wait to take a shower and get it off my face. The only upside to this, is it did prevent sunburn. I wore this multiple times outside in alot of sunshine, and my face didn't burn! Other than that, I would stay away from this sunblock if you're pale and very oily like I am. If you have dry skin and a medium skintone, you would probably enjoy this. 

This currently costs $24.99 on Amazon.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ulta & Sephora Haul!

Hey guys! I've had a few products set aside to do a haul post for a little while now, and today I'm sharing with you what I purchased! I went to Ulta because I had a 20% off coupon to use, and I only got one item from Sephora, but it's an exciting one in my opinion!

I didn't NEED dry shampoo, but I was wandering down the aisles and saw that Batiste had little sets with a mini travel sized dry shampoo, for the same $7.99 price tag! I don't really travel for long periods of time, but if I end up going somewhere for a couple days, the little cans are perfect. You all know my love for Batiste is very strong so I got my favorite Tropical scent, then decided to try out the Cherry scent. Even if I end up not liking the smell of Cherry, I won't care because this is hands down the best dry shampoo I have ever tried.

Nyx typically has some amazing lip products, and I already have one of their Intense Butter Glosses in a shade name I can't remember, but it's a fuchsia pink color. I wanted to get some colors that were good for Fall because 95% of my lip product collection are shades of pink. I ended up with the shades Toasted Marshmallow and Spice Cake. While both of these shades are incredibly pigmented and gorgeous, I had a hard time applying these without looking like I was drunk. Maybe I'm applying too much, but these are really hard to work with. The colors are so pretty though, so I'm willing to work with them more. 

Since I was on the hunt for more Fall shades to add to my ever growing lip collection, I decided to try out two of the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks in the colors Cherries in the Snow and Plum Velour. Believe it or not, but these are my first ever Super Lustrous lipsticks! I'm sure I've said this before, but I always hated lipsticks until about 2 or so years ago. Now, I'm really into them and want more, lots more. 

The product I got from Sephora is a Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lipstick in the shade Elderberry. This is from their limited edition Frozen Berries collection and boy is it stunning! I even put this lipstick, along with the two Revlon lipsticks, in my favorite Fall Lipsticks post, which you can see in action here. This shade is incredibly vampy for my fair skin, but I love it. It takes a bit of working with the product to make it look nice, but it's totally worth it. The other little Bite box was a 250 point perk with a little baby lipstick and lipgloss.

Is there anything you've hauled recently? I'd love to know what else I need to try out!

Friday, September 4, 2015

My Top 5 Favorite Fall Lipsticks!

Hey everyone! I'm so happy that Fall is almost here, and I'm really excited to be sharing with you today my favorite Fall lipsticks! What's even more exciting is that this post is a collab with with my friend Steph over at Warrior Makeup. I've known Steph since we were in elementary school, and she's so sweet and nice, so I'm happy to be doing this collab with someone I've known for nearly 20 years! 

First up is the Maybelline Color Whisper in the shade Berry Ready. When the Color Whispers first came out, I was pretty excited to try them. They're said to have pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel. I couldn't agree more with that statement! These are so soft feeling on the lips and just glide on effortlessly. This particular color, Berry Ready, is alot more pigmented than I thought it was going to be. When I originally purchased it, I thought it was going to be a very light berry color, but it really packs a punch. It can be sheered out as well, but I ended up liking how pigmented it looked with my fair skin, so I load it on. Unfortunately, I don't think Maybelline sells these anymore, which is a shame because the formula is incredibly hydrating. 

Now, when I think of Fall, going into Winter, I think of red lips. My all-time favorite red has got to be the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade Standout. I've always had an incredibly hard time finding a red I liked because I'm super fair, but I have cool undertones. Looking for a red that didn't look orange on me was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Until Revlon brought out these Matte Balms. I had read reviews of this particular shade, and many had said it's a straight up neutral red that would look good on anyone. I took the chance and purchased it. This truly is a total neutral red. It doesn't have that yellowy orange tone, but there's no blue or purple either. It's completely neutral, and I'm in love. If they ever get rid of this shade or the Matte Balm line in general, I'll cry. Then I'd buy up all Standouts they have in stock.

This Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick on the shade Plum Velour is a newer edition to my collection. I have never owned a Revlon lipstick in the Super Lustrous line until I purchased this (and one other, which you'll see next!). This is a shine formula, which I'm assuming means it's a more sheer formula. I'm not complaining about that at all, because when I first tried it out, it was love at first swipe. I was amazed at how creamy it felt, and I like how the shade is a bit more of a muted plum color, and not as dark as it looks in the bullet. It's not very buildable color wise, but to me, that makes it easier to just swipe it on and go without having to think about it. 

This is the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the iconic shade, Cherries In The Snow. I've heard about this shade for years and years, and everyone loves it. People have said that it's the "ultimate red," but I find this to have a fuschia/raspberry tone to it. If sheered out, it looks like you just came in from the cold or ate a cherry Popsicle. This particular lipstick will probably be my go-to red this year as it's in the creme formula and it feels incredibly hydrating on the lips. 

I had to go a little vampy for this post, and the lipstick here is Bite Beauty's limited edition Matte Creme Lipstick in the shade Elderberry. This is from their Frozen Berries collection and is described as a deep purple shade. I personally really love this color, but it takes some time to work with, so patience is required. I recommend exfoliating your lips well, then applying a lip balm that's kinda waxy feeling as it'll act as a primer. I'm not a fan of lip liners, but it might be a good idea to use one with this or other shades like it. Playing with different looks to go with this lipstick is going to be pretty fun, but trying to not look more like a vampire is gonna be interesting. 

Those are my favorite lipsticks for Fall! I'd use these shades all throughout Winter as well, since they all would work. As you can tell, my love for Revlon is pretty strong right now. Also, make sure to check out Steph's post here, and follow her everywhere! 

What are your favorite lipsticks or lip colors for the Fall time?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

August 2015 Empties

Hey guys! Once again, it's time to show you my trash. I didn't finish using a crazy amount of products, but I'm happy with what I did use up. 

The first product I used up is the Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo. Technically, I didn't use this completely up, because after about 3 uses, the nozzle completely broke on me and sprays out like a stream of water. Also, this stuff is just awful, so part of me is happy it broke. Everytime I used this, it would just make my hair feel sticky and grosser than it was before I used it. Don't buy it, ever. I've finally decided to never again stray from my beloved Batiste.

Next up are some Multi For Her Vitamins from Nature Made. Nothing fancy, just an everyday vitamin that's got the essential vitamins I need on a daily basis. I like the Nature Made brand and they're always on sale at Walgreen's for typically buy 1, get 1 free. 

Part of me wishes I would've saved The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream for Winter. It's incredibly hydrating and made my skin feel super soft. These shower creams are awesome too, and perfect for Winter when my skin gets drier than the Sahara desert. 

I used up probably my all-time favorite toothpaste from Tom's, their maximum strength Sensitive toothpaste. This stuff is amazing! I'm sure I've mentioned in previous posts that my teeth and gums are extremely sensitive, and most times I HAVE to use a sensitive toothpaste, otherwise it's hard to even drink cold water. I adore this toothpaste, as weird as it sounds. It just makes my mouth feel good, and the soothing mint flavor is nice.

The Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara was so dried up I could only partially get one eye done and had to switch to a different mascara. I wish this wasn't so dried out because I love the plastic bristles on the wand. Spiky bristles like that give insane definition to my lashes, which I'm a huge fan of. 

I used up the Aquafina Flavor Splash lip balm very early on in August. I liked this balm, but it sucks how quickly I went through it. Honestly, I probably used it up in maybe 3 weeks. I do like how hydrated this made my lips feel and I used it every night before bed. 

I used up the Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum, which I wrote a full review on here. I really did enjoy this serum alot. I used it in the morning under my moisturizer, and I felt that it brightened up my skin making it look alot less dull. 

I loved how the Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic made my skin less oily. I didn't love how this stuff smelled though. It's very strongly scented of Robitussin. You know, the cough medicine. It's so bizarre, and because of that, I highly doubt I'd buy it again. 

The Korres Pomegranate Cream-Gel was just alright. It didn't make my skin feel oily nor did it cause any breakouts. It was just a meh product in my opinion. 

I used up the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask in one use, and it's an interesting one. It's one of those masks that dries and you peel it off your face. I liked it because it pulled out some of my baby hairs that I have all over and it also seemed to brighten up my skin. However, this hurts like a mofo when removing, and you have to use alot of it to get the thick, opaque layer that's needed to get results. 

The L'Occitane Hand Cream in the regular shea scent is phenomenal! I know I've talked about this before so I won't ramble on, but it's hydrating, smells fresh and clean, and doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy after I apply it.

What did you use up last month?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 2015 Favorites

Hi everyone! I say this pretty much every month, but the year is just flying by. The past couple months have been not so great personally, but they're going by fast, which I'm happy about. It's September now, which means I get to celebrate my 2 year wedding anniversary soon, and there are only 3 more months until my birthday! I didn't wear too much makeup in August, but I do have a few favorites to share with you all.

My first favorite is the Olay Sensitive Body Wash. This stuff is fantastic! Even though the bottle says it's unscented, it still has a very light, clean scent. It's lovely and makes my skin feel soft and clean. I originally bought this for my husband, but I've stolen it from him (not really though, I'm not that mean). 

Next up is the Zamian Super Gold Cacao Pack or mask here in the states. I had gotten this in a Memebox, and only used it a small handful of times in the past. I pulled this out again, and instantly fell in love. First off, it smells like hot chocolate with maybe some rum mixed in. It's delicious smelling, but it makes my skin glow and feel like a baby's bum. Apparently, it's got gold powders in it as well, which makes it seem pretty fancy. 

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter is a product I started using literally a week before the end of August, so I might be cheating. I've talked about these lip butters before and it's no surprise I like them. This particular one is so incredibly hydrating, and it smells like lemon meringue pie! This is also one of the rare lip butters that don't leave a white cast on my lips, so that's a big plus. 

If you click the picture to make it bigger, you can see that I have a pan of Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Eyeshadow. This is one of the foiled shadows, and boy is this beautiful! It's so shiny and pigmented and makes for a great lid color, and if you have fair skin like I do, you can maybe get away with using this as a cheek highlight, but very lightly of course. 

The last product is the Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in the shade Bellisima. This is a pretty pink-y coral shade that has a tiny bit of a sheen and looks so pretty on my fair skin. This little sample size was most likely a point perk from Sephora, but now it makes me want to get more of these blushes. 

What were some of your favorites in August?