Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Why a Fake Pregnancy Announcement on April Fool's Is Not Ok

That one day that I cannot stand is come up, and much faster than I thought. In just two days, it will be April 1st. People play jokes on others for fun that day, then there are some that take it to an extreme. 

April 1st is when alot of people do fake pregnancy announcements. Usually they don't bother me too much, but this year it does. In July of 2015, I suffered a missed miscarriage. I ended up needing a D&C in August and it was one of the worst times of my and my husband's life. 

The fact that so many people still do these fake pregnancy announcements on April Fool's is childish and an insult to all the women out there who have suffered through miscarriage, the loss of a child, or are battling infertility. Seeing that "we're pregnant!" announcement, I always feel a twinge of jealousy because that should've been me. Then come to find out that it was all a joke makes me feel relieved, but also very upset. Why do people say that when so many women are struggling to have a family? I'm sure they mean well, but they need to use their brain and realize what their actions are doing to us. 

Call me sensitive or say that I'm being unreasonable, I don't care. All I know is I wish with all my heart that my child was here, and everyday I think about what it would be like had our son made it to the world. Seeing those fake announcements will make me feel jealous and sad, and I'm not afraid to admit that. To those of you reading this and are thinking about doing a fake pregnancy announcement, I urge you not to. Countless women are struggling to have a child while you're poking fun at something that should not be taken lightly. 

Be kind, and have a heart. 

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review: Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum

*Disclosure* Product mentioned was provided for review thanks to BrandBacker. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always!

Hey guys! I have, yet again, another review on a Valentia product. I hope you aren't getting tired of me talking about Valentia, because their products are just that good! Today's review is on their Royal Rose Hydrating Serum, and it has definitely been a staple in my morning routine lately!

According to Valentia, this serum will:

- Deeply moisturize skin
- Provide antioxidant protection
- Soothe & nourish dry skin
- Smooth skin tone & texture
- Boost skin radiance

Some of the key ingredients are:

- Rose Damascena: One of the most nourishing and skin friendly natural oils, providing balance, moisture, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to the skin.  
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B): This potent vitamin has been clinically proven to fade away hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and acne..  
- Rosehip Seed Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamins C & A, these essential fatty acids work quickly to lock in skin's moisture.  
- Evening Primrose Oil: Provides light, non-oily moisture to the skin, never clogging or irritating the skin.  
- Bearberry: Reduces melanin production, thereby lightening the skin, revealing a brighter complexion.  
- Lavender: Heals the skin, treating pimples, wounds, and sores. 

What I first love about this serum is that it doesn't smell overly like roses. I'm not the biggest fan of rose scented products, to be honest, because they normally give me a headache. This smells like a combination of rose and lavender, which I so appreciate. Now I've mentioned on here before that my skin has been going crazy lately. With the weather being warm one day, then freezing the next, my skin doesn't know whether it should be its normal oily self, or drier than the Sahara Desert. Most days, it's more on the dry side and this serum has helped tremendously in balancing it out! In the morning after cleansing and toning, I apply two pumps of this serum all over my face and neck. I finish off my routine, and I feel like my skin is so much more balanced throughout the day when using this, versus something else. I can't say how well this helps with pimples, as my skin has been surprisingly clear lately. Hydration-wise, I absolutely love this and find it well worth the $35 price tag. 

You can find this product here on Amazon or on their website. I really think this serum is fantastic if you need that extra hydration in your skin. It hasn't clogged my pores or made me break out either, which is a plus!

What are some serums you enjoy?

Friday, March 25, 2016

Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor - Devotion, Addiction, Obsession

Hey guys! A few weeks back I posted an Ulta haul where I purchased these Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors. I picked up three because they were buy 2, get 1 free and I was pretty intrigued with these as I had heard mixed reviews. After trying them a few times, it' safe to say that I do like them!

According to Revlon:

Revlon's Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is a lightweight, high definition, matte color with a moisturizing velvety feel.

Some of the benefits of these lip colors are:

- 100% wax-free, gel formula
- Plush velvety applicator
- Creamy mango and whipped vanilla fragrance
- Many high definition shades to love

What I absolutely love about the Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors is the applicator. It's thicker towards the base, and tapers to a point which makes it super easy to apply. The formula of these lip colors are very soft, and they definitely are a gel formula as stated above. The color selection could be a little better in my opinion. 

I picked up the shades Devotion, Addiction and Obsession. Devotion is a medium pink-y mauve shade, Devotion is a pretty berry fuchsia, and Obsession is a hot pink that kinda scares me, and I still have yet to try it honestly. 

I absolutely adore the shade Devotion! For me and my skin tone, it's the perfect everyday nude shade. It goes on smoothly and isn't patchy. The first time I tried Addiction, I had some issues. It was very streaky and clung on to all my dry patches. One tip I have with these is to make sure your lips are exfoliated and prepped with a waxy lip balm, like EOS or the Jack Black balms in the blue tube. I tried Addiction another day when I wasn't so frustrated and my lips were less dry, and it went on so much better. The color is beyond gorgeous and is perfect for Fall and Winter, but you can of course rock it any time of year! These aren't a true matte as others have said, but over time, they do dry down. Work in very thin layers, and it goes completely matte on me within about 30 minutes. Since they don't go completely matte for a little while, it makes this formula feel very hydrating on the lips, and they stay hydrated throughout the day, unlike other brands that make my lips super dry. They aren't transfer resistant either, but I'm not so bothered by that.

Now for the scent. I've seen reviews where people cannot stand it and unfortunately, I'm also one of those people. If they took out the mango and just left it as straight vanilla, I'd be happier. That being said, once applied, you can't smell it. 

Overall, I really do like these! You can go overboard with applying too much at once, but like any liquid lipstick, it takes practice and patience to get it right. These retail for $8.99, and I find that to be a fair price considering you really need a small amount to get an opaque finish. If you can get past the weird scent, are willing to be patient while applying, and don't mind it being not completely matte, I think you would like these alot!

Have you tried the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors? What do you think of them?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

YouTube Video: What's In My Purse?

Hi guys! I just wanted to let everyone here know that there is finally a new video up on my YouTube channel! I did the What's in my Purse tag, so I hope you go check it out! Definitely give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed and subscribe if you want to see more videos from me :)

I'm still an odd duck on camera, I know. It's a work in progress!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Makeup Declutter: Eyeliner

Hi everyone! If you remember, towards the end of January I did a declutter of my lip products. I cleared out nearly half of my collection, which made me feel pretty darn proud. I thought about what I wanted to declutter next, and after realizing that I hardly ever wear eyeliner, yet have a ton of different ones, that would be my next mission. 

This is my whole collection of eyeliners. There are pencil liners, cream liners, liquid liners and powder liners. In this pile, there are a whopping 54 different liners! Now, like I said above, I very rarely wear eyeliner, so most of these are just sitting around. I currently am using 4 different liners that are in my everyday makeup drawers, and they are not included in this total. It wasn't very hard going through these because most of them are so old, I've had them for longer than I've known my husband. We'll be together 6 years this June, if that tells you anything. After deciding what to get rid of, the next picture shows what I'm keeping and throwing out. 

The pile on the left is what I'm throwing away, and the right is what I'm keeping. I've said many times before that 2016 is the year of decluttering and using up what I have. I'm going to try and make it a priority and use eyeliner more, as much as I don't like wearing it. The grand total of everything I got rid of is 21. That's not terrible, if you ask me. I finally am getting rid of the mini Urban Decay 24/7 liner pencils that I've had for years and years, as well as all of the cream liners I had and the E.L.F liquid liners. The E.L.F. liners are just awful so those were the first ones picked to get rid of. 

I'm not sure how I'm going to go through all this eyeliner, and I'll probably end up doing another declutter at some point in the future. I said in my previous declutter how good it feels getting rid of so much stuff. As silly as it may sound, I'm proud of myself for being able to throw out products that I don't like, and are just bad from being so old. I've even been able to sell some of my makeupto help make a little extra money as well, but don't worry, everything in my blog sale is still good and sanitized! If you want to check out my blog sale, you can do so here. I still have a bunch of stuff I'd like to see have a good home :) 

What have you decluttered lately?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in What Do You Sea?

Hey guys! If you read about my most recent Ulta haul, you know I picked up the Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in the shade What Do You Sea?. It's such a gorgeous color and I couldn't wait to try it out. I do have some opinions on it, so lets see what I thought.

On the Ulta website:

Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow dazzles eyes with high pigmentation and extraordinary metallic shine. Reminiscent of liquid metal, this silky powder is sure to make your eyes shine instantly. The unique 3D embossment turns this eyeshadow into an absolute highlight. The texture is smooth, easy to blend, and long-lasting. Mix and match to create brilliant metallic looks. Not tested on animals.

Each eyeshadow costs $4.99, and you can find them only at Ulta!

I absolutely adore this deeper green shade with a hint of blue in it. It looks so beautiful in the pan, but unfortunately, that's where my love for this stops. The metallic sheen you see is an overspray, and once swatched, it becomes this deep teal shade with a hint of shimmer, which is still a beautiful color. 

The swatch is decent, but it is a bit powdery. It's a little hard to apply with a brush, and gets patchy if you're not careful. I tried correcting that by dampening my brush after picking up some color, thinking it would make it look better, but that made it ten times worse. It became even more patchy and I couldn't correct it by that point, so I had to remove it completely with makeup remover. It's not all that metallic and provides a good bit of fallout no matter what I did to prevent it. Even after using an eyeshadow primer and setting it with powder, the Liquid Metal Eyeshadow creases on me within about 4 hours. 

I'm a bit sad that this eyeshadow didn't work for me because the color is truly gorgeous. It just doesn't translate well to the eyes. Maybe this shade is just off, so I'd be willing to try one of the more neutral ones and see if that works better, since they are just $5. 

Have you tried these eyeshadows? What do you think of them?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Do You Believe in Karma?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys! I have a bit of a different post today, as it has to do with Karma. I don't know about you, but I truly believe the saying, "What goes around, comes around". There's been alot of stuff I notice in my own life, as well as noticing it within the beauty community, where people just aren't honest about things, or they steal other people's work, and take credit. Thanks to my sponsor for this post, Amazing Karma Social Network, I'll be sharing with you a cool website you can go to and get some free Karma Cards for a limited time.

180 Americans (110 being women) believe in the non-religious concept of Karma as "what goes around, comes around." On Amazing Karma, there are green or red Karma Cards. When a user receives either one, you register it on the website and earn 1 Karma Point which is worth 1 penny in Karma Cash. As the card keeps being passed around the world, it is tracked and mapped at As long as the cards keep being passed on, users earn unlimited Karma Points and Karma Cash which may be donated to any registered charity or for any consumer gift card.


This is Darlene and Ken, the creators of Amazing Karma. Darlene says that is based on a Karma Point credit and debit game their family plays.  The game was an innovative way to teach common courtesies as well as good and bad consequences for our individual actions.

I said in the first paragraph that I've witnessed first hand what Karma can do. I'm not going into detail for personal reasons, but Karma has definitely come to bite him in the butt! It sure took a while, but I always say Karma will happen when its supposed to.

Now, if you're a part of the beauty community as well, I'm sure you know all about how hardcore some people can be when it comes to videos, blog posts and sponsorships or collaborations. It's like it's one big competition which it shouldn't be. Very recently, I found out a very popular Instagrammer stole photos from another blogger, posted them to her Instagram, and didn't give the proper credit to the blogger. That truly boils my blood when we as bloggers work so hard writing up posts and taking good photos. It can take many hours of hard work, and when someone else steals your work and takes the credit for it, it's very defeating. I 100% believe that the Instagrammer will get what is coming to her. What she does won't get brushed under the rug for very long and she will most likely be exposed eventually.

What do you feel about the concept of Karma? Do you believe "what goes around, comes around?"

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 2016 Ipsy Bag: Hello Spring

Hi everyone! I just got my Ipsy bag in the mail today, so I figured I'd take pictures while I still had enough light and share what I got! I was excited for my bag this month after looking at sneak peeks of what I would be receiving. So lets see what I got!

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The theme this month is Hello Spring, and the bag I received is pretty, but not something I'd normally go for. I heard there were different colors to the bags being sent out, and mine is just meh. I'll probably end up giving it away. 

The first product I got is the Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow in the shade Clover. I'm sorry I didn't think to open it up and show the color, but it's a very pretty, shimmery peachy coral shade. It seems like a perfect color for Spring, and I can't wait to play with it!

Next up is the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Smoothing Cream. Dear lord, is that a mouthful! Anyway, I feel like I've gotten Marc Anthony products in the last few bags, so I'm a bit over it, but I will give this a go. It seems like I can use this as maybe a leave-in conditioner, so hopefully I'll like it. 

I was so excited to find out I would be receiving a NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, and three different shades were sent out. I ended up with the ridiculous shade Pink Lust. I got so excited, I had to try it on right when I opened the bag, and I hate to report that I so don't like this at all! I look like a cartoon character with this on, and it's dry and flaky. It could be user error on my part, and I may have put on too much. I'll play around with this and report back. 

I had heard of the brand Me me me very briefly in the past, but had never tried anything from them. Getting brushes in my Ipsy bags always makes me happy, and I got their Loose Powder Brush. I don't know if it's just me, but this brush seems awfully small to be a powder brush. I'd probably use it for highlighting or setting concealer under my eyes. It is a very soft brush, and I'm happy to add it to my ever growing brush collection. 

The last product I received is the Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold. I've tried a few products from the Pixi brand and haven't been let down much. This duo looks so freaking beautiful and perfect for my skin tone. I haven't swatched it yet, but I cannot wait to play with it! 

That's everything I got! Other than the NYX product being a possible dud, I'm very happy once again with everything. If you want your own Ipsy glam bag, I'd love it if you used my referral link here! every month you receive 5 deluxe sized, and at times full sized products, for just $10 a month, plus shipping for some. These bags are usually pretty amazing, and I learn about new brands I had never heard of before. 

If you're already subscribed to Ipsy, what did you get in your bag?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Review: Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

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

Hi guys! I'm back with yet another product review from the brand Valentia. This time, I got to try out their Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. You all know my love for serums, so I couldn't wait to give this a go!

According to Valentia, this serum will:

- Renew texture & tone
- Deeply moisturize
- Minimize fine lines
- Increase elasticity
- Brighten & Plumps Fine Lines
- Evens Hyperpigmentation

These are the key ingredients:

- Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed): Increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense.
- Gotu Kola: Lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness.
- Lactic Acid: A natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that increases skin cell turnover, for healthier renewed skin.
- Licorice: Lightens unwanted pigmentation and corrects skin discoloration.
- Argan Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamin E, this oil reduced water loss and protects skin's resiliency and elasticity.  

Now that I've been using this for a little while, I can say that my skin has gotten a little better. I'm still struggling with occasional dryness due to the weather change, but I've noticed the texture of my skin feeling much smoother. Lactic Acid is probably my favorite AHA as it's more gentle on the skin compared to Glycolic Acid, yet it's still effective. I only use this serum at night, since that's when I feel my skincare gets better use. It sinks into my skin very fast, which I really like, then I apply my moisturizer on top.

You can find this serum on Amazon here, for only $35. That's a great price considering you only need at most two pumps for your entire face and neck. 

What serums do you like to use?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ulta HAUL! Revlon, Makeup Revolution, Lancome & More!

Hey guys! So, I made a promise to myself that I would go on a no-buy at the start of 2016. I wanted to go three months without buying a single beauty product. Aside from buying shampoo that my husband and I ran out of, and my Ipsy bags that I get every month, I hadn't bought myself anything beauty related since December 26th, 2015. I was incredibly proud of myself for going a whopping 72 days without buying anything! On day 73 however (March 8th), I was tempted by an email I had gotten from Ulta a couple days prior saying that Platinum members received 3X the points, as well as free shipping on every order. Since I'm a cheapskate lately, I decided to place a few separate orders to be able to utilize the $3.50 off of $10 coupon code, and get the most bang for my buck. I spent much less than I thought I would, because a few things were out of stock that I originally wanted. Now that I've rambled enough, here are the products I purchased!

Makeup Revolution is one of those UK brands that I always hear pretty decent things about. My local Ulta doesn't carry the brand, but they have them online. I wanted to try out one of their eyeshadow palettes because they're only $10 ($6.50 with the coupon!), and all of the ones I saw online were really pretty, so it was a tough decision. I decided to go with the Run Boy Run palette as it seemed the most wearable to me. It definitely has more of a Fall vibe to it, but I love the color selection, and I also appreciate that the very bottom row is all matte shades. 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Catrice brand is from Germany. I always heard Tati of Glam Life Guru on YouTube talk about how much she loved this brand, and when they were finally available at Ulta, I wanted to try something. The line is very inexpensive, and I picked up the Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner and the Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in What Do You Sea? I was a littler nervous to buy the eyeshadow because alot of people who bought them online, received them broken. Luckily, mine was spared, and I cannot wait to try it out! I didn't really need another face primer, but anything that says it will help smooth pores, I'm all about that life. 

I've heard many different things about the newer L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow singles. Some people have loved them, others not so much. They're super inexpensive, and they were buy 2, get 1 free (I was also able to use the $3.50 off coupon!), so I figured it wasn't a huge hit to my wallet if I didn't like them. I picked up the shades 208 Violet Beaute, 203 Cafe Au Lait, and 204 Quartz Fume. Cafe Au Lait looks like the perfect matte transition shade, and I think Violet Beaute is a stunning deep purple with little flecks of shimmer. 

The last few bits are lippies! Revlon was also buy 2, get one free and I had been really wanting to try their Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors. There are people who say that these don't completely dry down matte, but honestly, I'm cool with that because I don't want my lips to dry out real bad the way other matte liquid lip products cause. I decided on the shades Addiction, Obsession, and Devotion. I can't wait to try out Obsession for the Spring/Summer! Devotion seems like a great everyday color and Addiction seems like a beautiful berry shade for Fall. 

The last lip product I got is from Lancome and it's their Color Design Matte Lip Crayon in the shade 320 Partner in Crime. I didn't plan on purchasing a high-end product, but any Lancome purchase was 5X the points. So on top of the 3X the points for Platinum members, this product alone gave me nearly 175 points. I couldn't say no to that, so in my shopping cart it went. I adore the beautiful fuchsia color this is, and I think it'll be great for Summer. 

Overall, I'm very happy with what I purchased! I ended up gaining a ton of points from everything, and I'm hoarding those for something special I want to buy later on. I know I keep saying it, but I'm very proud of myself that I didn't spend nearly as much as I thought I was going to. I'm going to continue trying to not buy as many products as I have in the past, as I'm trying to really just declutter my life and use up what I have, and that includes skincare, bodycare, makeup, etc. 

On that note, are you doing any kind of spending ban? Have you broken it at all? Also, let me know if you'd like reviews on anything here! I'm trying to get together products that I've had for a while that still need testing out and reviewing. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The One Product That Changed My Hair

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Hey guys, and happy Wednesday! I have a post today talking about one product that has done so much for my hair, and I also noticed results after just one use!

Quite a while ago, I was sent two bottles of the Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil. I had no idea how to use it, so it sat in my closet of beauty products for months. One day, I noticed what bad shape my hair was in. It was dry, I had so many split ends, and it was breaking all the time. Granted, I do need a haircut because it has been a while, but I need the time and money to be able to get one. I always hear amazing things about how good coconut oil is for your hair, especially virgin coconut oil. After doing research and seeing how expensive virgin coconut oil is, I remembered I had this fractionated coconut oil in my stash. 

Before I get into the results I had, you're probably wondering what the heck is the difference between virgin coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil. I wondered the same, and did even more research. 

Virgin coconut oil is used for cooking and is in skincare and haircare products, as well as for medicinal uses. It's more oily than fractionated coconut oil, and with continued use, can really clog your pores. It solidifies when cool. 

Fractionated Coconut oil has had the long chain triglycerides removed, which is what makes virgin coconut oil more oily. Fractionated coconut oil is better for use in skincare than virgin. It's not usually used in cooking like virgin coconut oil is, but can still be used in that manner. It makes a great carrier oil for use with essential oils, and never solidifies.

So, knowing that information, I figured I'd use the fractionated coconut oil as a hair mask one night before I took a shower and washed my hair. I applied it all over my hair, concentrating it more on the ends, but I also gave myself a nice scalp massage while applying it. I combed it through my hair and put it up in a bun for an hour. After washing and conditioning my hair like normal, as well as applying a leave-in conditioner, right away I noticed how my hair felt. My Tangle Teezer combed through my hair nicely, and my wet hair just felt softer, as weird as that sounds. I shower at night, so I went to bed, curious to see what my hair would look like in the morning. 

Despite having bedhead, I can't explain to you how soft my hair felt! I even had my husband touch my hair, I was that impressed. I took a look at my split ends, and they weren't gone, but I could hardly see them! Since coloring my hair a dark brown, my split ends are more visible, but doing this trick has helped immensely. 

I don't wash my hair often, maybe 2-3 times a week. I don't use the fractionated coconut oil as a mask before every hair washing either, probably every other. I feel like it's even helping to keep the color from fading as well, which is pretty awesome. My hair is completely changed, and now that I've done this trick multiple times, I will keep repurchasing fractionated coconut oil. It's a heck of alot cheaper than virgin coconut oil, and if some accidentally gets on my skin, it won't break me out (and hasn't so far, either). I'm hoping in the long run this helps to prevent my hair from breaking so much as well. 

I will most likely keep purchasing the Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil, since it's only $11.95 on Amazon, and you don't need alot of product to get the job done. If you have split end issues like I do, I highly recommend using this as a hair mask before doing your normal hair care routine. If I can see a difference, especially after just the first use, I'm sure you will too!

Are there any tips you have to help with split ends?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Hey guys! I'm making an effort to go through my makeup and hopefully sell a bunch, because my collection has gotten a little overwhelming and some bills have popped up that I need to pay soon, but don't have the money. Please check out what I have up for sale! :)

Here are a few things to know for this blog sale:
- If interested in any of the products, please send me an email to with your PayPal email address and what products you're interested in, or leave a comment down below and I will email you
- I'm only accepting payments through PayPal via the friends/family option, so be sure you have a PayPal account.
- If you have any questions about these products, let me know below in the comments or send me an email
- I will only ship within the US
- If anything below has been used or swatched, I'll make a note of it and sanitize it with an alcohol based cleaning spray before I ship it out 
- No refunds will be accepted and I'm not responsible if something gets damaged while in transit
- Shipping starts at $5.00. Any additional item will be an extra 25 cents each added on 
- Items that are a pending sale will be marked next to the item
- Sold items will be crossed off the list, but may still be pictured 

- SOLDUrban Decay The Feminine Eyeshadow Palette: Some colors not used, others less than 5 times $12
- Urban Decay Get Baked eyeshadow palette: Used about 5 times $8

- Wet n Wild Trio in Hard Being the It Girl (limited edition): Never used, still sealed $2
- Maybelline Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Amethyst Ablazed $3 

- Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette: This is the blush palette from Holiday 2014. Blushes have never been used $25

- SOLDPhysician's Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Rose: Used 5 times $5
- City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon: Swatched but never used $2.50

- e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo (no shade name): Never used $1
- Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Green Fortune: Used twice $3 
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color Seashore Frosts: Brand new, sealed $4
- L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in With A Twist: Used twice $3  

- Top row nail polishes: SOLDNicole by OPI Roughles On What Grounds? $3, Nailtini Millionare $3, Essie Lux Effect top coat Set in Stone $3, Models Own (Color not on bottle) $2
  - Bottom row nail polishes: SOLDRevlon Colorstay in Spanish Moss $1.50, SOLDPinky Pie Nail Polish $1.50, Circus by Andrea's Choice in Tightrope $3, Nails Inc Fenchurch Street$3

- BH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette Third Edition: A few colors used once or twice, otherwise none of the colors have been touched $15
- SOLDBH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette Ultra Shimmer: A few colors used once or twice, otherwise none of the colors have been touched. I don't think they sell this palette anymore because I can't find it online $15

- SOLDbareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 in The Star Treatment: a few colors used once, otherwise they are untouched $12
- Sephora Natural Instincts Eyeshadow Palette: a few colors used once, otherwise they are untouched $12

- Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case: All eyeshadows minus the first dark gray color have been used once. Blushes and highlighter have never been used. Originally came with a lip pencil and eyeliner, but I lost those a while ago $18

- Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette: Brand new, never used $15
- Stila Artful Eye Collector's Edition Vol. III: All colors swatched, a few used once or twice
- Too Faced Eye Love Eyeshadow Collection: Half of the colors used a few times, others not touched $6

- e.l.f. 32 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Warm: A few colors have been used once, otherwise the rest are untouched $5
- Tarte Flower Child by Tina Turnbow Natural Eye Palette: Most of the shades used a few times, one side of dual eyeliner used once $15 

- Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Native: Bronzer and blush have only been used once, highlighter never used $15

- Wet n Wild Going in the Wild 8 Pan Eyeshadow Palette: Seal is broken, but shadows were never swatched or used $4
- Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party 8 Pan Eyeshadow Palette: Definer shade on left side used once, otherwise the rest of the shadows haven't been touched $3 

- Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Tresbelle: Cream blush, brand new, never swatched or used. Described as a deep peach color $15
- (SOLD)BeccaXJaclynHill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop: Swatched and used under 5 times $20

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Line

*Disclosure* Products reviewed were provided thanks to Tomoson. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always!

Hi everyone! You all know how much I love skincare, especially if it's got Vitamin C in it. Lately, my skin has been responding very well to Vitamin C, and I was given the chance to try out Azure Naturals Vitamin C line which included the Sweet Orange Organic Facial Cleanser, Sweet Orange Organic Facial Toner, Skin Repair Serum and Sweet Orange Infused Organic Moisturizer.

The Vitamin C Cleanser is said refine skin's texture, reduce wrinkles and help protect skin from environmental elements. Directions say apply to skin with a light, circular massaging motion avoiding contact with eyes. Rinse with warm water, and follow up with Vitamin C Toner, Vitamin C Serum, and Vitamin C Moisturizer. 

The Vitamin C Toner is said to refresh and brighten skin, reduce inflammation and even fight acne. Directions say to apply after cleansing by spraying directly over the entire face, neck and decollete, but can also be sprayed onto fingertips or a cotton pad and applied using upward strokes. 

The Vitamin C Serum just says it can be used morning and night on all skin types. Directions say to apply a small amount to entire face and neck area, and then follow with moisturizer. 

The Vitamin C Moisturizer is said to help fight acne and hydrate your skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Directions say to apply after cleansing, toning, and any other corrective serums or exfoliating treatments. This can be used around the eyes, on the neck and decollete, and can be worn under makeup. 

Alright, while I've been really enjoying using this Vitamin C line every morning, I do think it's not quite enough for the colder months, and will be better to use in the Spring/Summer. My skin has been very fussy lately with not knowing if it's dry, oily or combo, and most days, I don't get enough hydration from this line. That being said, my favorite product from the line is the Serum. It sinks right into the skin and smells like citrus. The whole line actually has varying smells of orange to them, which I quite like to help perk me up in the morning. The cleanser is sulfate free so it doesn't get very foamy, but it does seem to clean the skin nicely. I tried to cleanse with this at night, and it doesn't remove makeup very well, and also stings the eyes if you get it too close. I love the smell of the toner, but I highly recommend only spraying it on a cotton pad, then applying it to your face. Spraying directly on the skin made my eyes feel like I was bathing them in acid. The moisturizer is nice too. It's very lightweight, but not enough to help my skin in the very cold months. In the late Spring, early Summer, I think this will be perfect as it sinks in quick. 

Coming from someone who typically has pretty oily skin (minus the freakout it has during Winter), I think this is a nice line of products. If you have dry skin, I don't think it will be hydrating enough for you. For right now, I'm going to continue using the serum in the mornings underneath my moisturizer, and save the other products for warmer weather when my skin will cooperate with me more!

The cleanser and toner both cost $15.88, the serum costs $16.88, and the moisturizer costs $18.88. They are all on Amazon, and are Prime eligible!

What do you think of this line?