Sunday, June 29, 2014

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer

Hey guys!!!

I know this review has taken me a while to do, but I had other stuff to post up. I had purchased the Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Set and I have already reviewed the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Better Than Sex Mascara, and lastly Shadow Insurance Eye Primer. Today is all about the Primed & Poreless Face Primer.


I honestly didn't have too much high hopes for this, but surprisingly I love this. This has the same consistency as the Benefit POREfessional, but the difference is this has a little bit of shimmer in it and I don't mind it. I tried the Pixi face primer before and that one waaayyyyy too shimmery for me. This one is more of a subtle shimmer and I like that.

I don't have huge pores so I am not sure how it works with pores, but it helps my foundation apply so easily. It helps make my face makeup look so flawless and beautiful. To me it is similar to the Benefit primer and they are the same price range so I would go with either one personally. It helps my makeup last longer. Keep in mind I have Normal to Dry skin so I don't know how this will last for oily skin. And finally this product did not break me out! Thank goodness haha.

Have you guys tried out this primer?? How did it work out for you?? I would love to try a good drugstore primer do you have any recommendations??

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 2014 Ipsy Bag

Hey guys!!!

This month I was excited to get my bag unlike last month's bag.

Can we admire this month's bag?? I love it!! It is a Rebecca Minkoff bag!! I will def be using this one!! 
Now on to the products. I will start with the worst one.

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara

I will NOT be putting this on my eyes because it STINKS!!!! It smells sooo bad. I didn't even open it since I wanted to save it for a future giveaway until I saw a video of someone opening their Ipsy bag and smelling it. Nope this will be going in the trash. 

RealTree  for her Perfum

It is a great deluxe sample size and most importantly I love the smell. I won't repurchase this myself tho because I have too many perfumes haha.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

This the one product I was really looking forward to, but my hair is super stubborn. Not too many products work on my hair. It smells like coconut. I tried it when my hair was damp and sadly it didn't work for me. I will probably use it to make my hair smell like coconuts haha.

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

I have two other shades and I plan on doing a review soon. I wouldn't use this color on its own since its a nude shade and it makes my lips look weird I think, but I will use it over other lipsticks. I love the formula on these. It doesn't dry my lips out at all. I been wanting to purchase another butter gloss so thanks Ipsy for providing me with one. 

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil


I have always been wanting to try an eyebrow product, but I wasn't sure which one to go with or what color to get. Thanks to Ipsy I was able to start working on my brows. I use this without a brush and it looks too too bold for my taste. So the way I use this I apply a little bit of this on my eyebrow and then blend it out with a brush until it looks decent. My brows are a work in progress haha. So far I am enjoying this pencil, but still not sure if this is the product for me. We shall see.

Overall I did love this month's bag. Ipsy redeemed itself from last month. If you are interested in subscribing click here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lha It is $10 a month. It is mostly full size or deluxe sample size products. You get a different makeup bag each month and 5 products in each bag.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Face of the Day!

Hey guys!!!

I did another YouTube beauty guru inspired makeup look today! This time around I did a Amanda Ensing inspired makeup look. She does amazing tutorials you all should check her out!


I started off with putting on the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer on my skin so it can sink into my skin while I do my eye makeup. I put on my Milani eye primer and while that sets I lined my water line and tight line with my Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in black of course. I also used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil  in Milk for some reason I don't know why. Now on to the eyeshadows. I go to my Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palette and i use a light brown on my crease as my transition shade and right after I blend that out I went with a darker brown all over my lid and I blended that out like crazy.


Next I decided to use my Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in black to line my upper lash line and do a small wing. After that I decided to do my face and come back to the eyes later. Just like my last face of the day I am still trying out that same foundation I will have my final thoughts in the next 2 weeks or less. I used my Jane Cosmetics concealer in light under my eyes, chin, nose, and in between my brows. I set all of my face makeup with my Mary Kay Translucent Powder and now on to my cheeks. I used Mary Kay bronzing powder in light medium on my cheeks, but I went with my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer on the rest of my face to bronze up my skin.

I got my That's Heart Eyeshadow and Blush Palette to use the blush on my cheeks of course. I went back to my eyes and grabbed my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil again to put it on my lower lash line so the color I put down there will pop. Back to my Coastal Scents palette I used a pink color on my lower lash line and blended it out. Back to the That's Heart Palette I used the highlighter from there to highlight the inner corner of my eye.


Last eyeshadow I used is a matte white from my Coastal Scents palette under my brow bone. I filled in my brows, but I will talk about the product I used soon. I used my Whitening Lightning lip gloss in Rose Hill on my lips of course.


This is the video where I got the inspiration from: http://youtu.be/komtSzc6NAI and just like my last face of the day I don't have the products she used I just worked with what I have. PS my brows might look weird, but don't judge me I am still in the process of learning haha. Also I am having a mini giveaway on my last blogpost if you are interested check it out here. Here is the final look:



Monday, June 23, 2014

Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner

Hey guys!!!

I been wanting to try the Jordana FabuLiner for the longest time, but because it is so cheap I was very skeptical about this product. I picked it up in the color black from Walgreens for $1.99 and lets just say I was very impressed.



This is very pigmented and it is really easy to work with. I am able to do a nice wing with this. I have tried a couple of drugstore liquid eyeliners and this was the easiest to work with by far. I do love the Rimmel liquid eyeliners, but it takes a few tries before you get the hang of it. I am not sure if this product is waterproof, but I haven't had trouble with it smudging or anything. If you are barely getting into makeup and you are on a tight budget this is a great one for you to try.

You can only find this at Walgreens or on their website. Right now their website is having a 25% off sale I saw the sale on Nouveaucheap's blog. Have you guys tried anything else from this brand?? What do you recommend??

Now time for a little mini giveaway! I am giving away the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara that I received from Influenster, but didn't use because it wasn't waterproof. If you want to win all you have to do share this post on any of your social media. You have two weeks till I choose a winner.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jane Cosmetics Concealer

Hey guys!!

This is my second product that I have to tried from Jane Cosmetics. My first one was the eye primer and that has became my holy grail drugstore eye primer Now as for the concealer? It's actually pretty close.


This concealer has 3 shades: light, medium, and dark. I picked up the color light!


Casey Holmes  reviewed this and she loved it, but of course because she loves it I had to try it out haha. This concealer is a little bit thick, but still creamy and the easiest way to blend it out is with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. It gives great coverage and it didn't crease on me at all which I was very surprised. I also used it on my face to highlight it. This concealer lasts all day whether I set it with powder or not which I always set it , but there was one time I didn't because I forgot and it held up well. I will probably get the medium shade so I can use it to spot conceal.

I will definitely repurchase this and it has became my favorite concealer from the drugstore. Because this is my first concealer to use I want to try out other ones. Do you guys have any recommendations from the drugstore??

This is $8 and you can purchase this at Ulta online or in store. A lot of times they have Jane Cosmetics BOGO half off. You can also purchase this on their website. Have you guys tried this product?? What do you think of it? Did it work out for you like it did for me??

Friday, June 20, 2014

VowVox Box Review

Hey guys!!!

I recently received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and as always I was excited to receive another box. This time around I received the VowVoxBox. Here are the products:


Now on to the product reviews.

EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge for Sensitive Skin

When you first feel this it feels really hard and I thought it would be really hard on my skin. Once you put it in water it gets really soft and it is very gentle on my skin. I really love this product because I love the way it makes my skin feel. My skin already felt soft after using my cleanser with my hands and using it with this sponge its so smooth. I will definitely be repurchasing this myself.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 360 Barracuda

I am obsessed with nail polish at the moment and of course I was glad to add this to my collection. This was such a gorgeous color and it was 2 coats opacity. I already did my Nails of the Week this week and I used this polish. Just an update its the 5th day and I only have one tiny chip on one finger. I love it.

Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover

I used this product on old stains on my favorite sweater dress and it didn't remove it at all. I was really hoping it did so I didn't have to take it to the cleaners to get it removed. My mom used it on a new stain that occurred a minute before using this and it removed it. 

Pure Silk Shave Cream

I already use this brand on a daily basis and I have the full size. I am glad they sent me a smaller one so I can use this one for traveling purposes. I don't have this scent either and it smells sooo good. It leaves my legs feeling smooth after I shower. It is my favorite brand to use. #PureSilk

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream

When I got this I was like wow I didn't expect this at all. I am realizing that I have somewhat sensitive skin and that there are some products that will break me out. I used this a couple of times on my face. My face felt smooth after using it, but because of the strong scent it has I am scared to break out from it. It is nice scent and a little goes a long way. 

As always thank you Influenster for sending me these products. They will be put to good use. 




The Balm Cosmetics on Hautelook!!

Hey guys!!!

Just thought I would quickly share that The Balm Cosmetics is on sale on Hautelook right now!! If you were thinking about purchasing some right now is a good time. You have till Monday to purchase.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nails of the Week!

Hey guys!!!

This week I went with....
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 360 Barracuda and...

Julep in Shoshanna.

The Sally Hansen polish I received it from Influenster this week so I decided to use it right away. I was in the mood for some glitter this week and I love this gold glitter color. The Sally Hansen one is two coats opacity and it has been 3 days since I put it on and no chipping so far. You will probably see this polish again next week just to keep playing with it. Julep was one coat opacity.


What nail polish did you guys use this week??



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel

Hey guys!!!!

Before I talk about my new holy grail product I will talk about my bad experience with a different acne spot treatment. I had went into Sephora and someone advised me to try out the Murad acne spot treatment, she didn't give good customer service I won't get into that tho, and she was forcing me to buy it I didn't appreciate that so I went and spoke to someone else. He gave me a sample of it and let me say if you just have blemish proned skin or even have sensitive skin do not go with that product. It is very strong stuff!! It gave me red rashes around the blemishes I had at the time and not even the concealer I had covered it up. My skin was worse than before, but luckily my skin recovered from that. Sadly for me I had to go to work with that mess on my face. 

Sorry about that little rant! Now on to the awesome product! My friend Krystelle talks highly about Origins products and I like the idea of natural skin care so why not go see if they had anything for blemishes. I went into Sephora again, the guy there was very helpful, and got the sample of the Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel.


Out of all the acne spot treatments I have tried this one was the BEST one that gave me the GREATEST results. I was starting to get a blemish above my eyebrow and by just putting this product on it once the blemish didn't get any bigger. After 3 nights of applying this product the blemish was GONE! It does burn a little when you first apply it, but after a few seconds it does goes away. My brother also tried this yesterday, he had one nasty blemish that has the pus inside, and before he even went to bed the pus was gone and it shrunk a little. 


It says on the box to use 1 to 3 times daily or as needed, but I would only use it once before bed because if you overdo it it will dry your skin out. I got it for $15 and it has 0.3 fl oz in the little bottle, but a little goes a very long way so it will last you a while. 

I thank my friend Krystelle for introducing me to this brand cause if it wasn't for her I would have never have thought to go try this out. I would love to try out more products from this brand. I am already trying out the eye cream I will get back to you guys on that.

 What do you guys recommend??? Have you guys tried this product?? What did you guys think??




Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mini Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Haul

Hey guys!!!

I went into Bath & Body Works today and there was actually still a lot of stuff from their sale I was afraid that it would only be the bad scents left. It was basically one half of their store was on sale. I LOVE their candles, hand soaps, hand sanitizers, and lotions. I have back-up hand sanitizers and lotions from their last Semi-Annual Sale so I didn't need anymore. Now this is what I got....


I know it's not much, but it's okay. The candle was $22.50 and I got it for $10. The soap was $6.50 and I got it for $3.25. I would have gotten more, but I didn't want to carry all of it around the mall. They have lots of stuff for 50%-75% off so just go to the store near you and get yourself some cheap deals from B&BW!! 

If you guys have been already what have you guys gotten from the sale??

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 2014 Empties

Hey guys!!!

I always enjoy watching empties videos on YouTube for some reason so I decided to do it today. I have used up quite a few products and before I add more to the bag here are the products:


Now will I repurchase any of these things or no?? Hmm...

  • Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover- It says this removes waterproof mascara and I am here to say it does NOT remove waterproof mascara. I used to this to remove all of my make up with a cotton round, but now I use something else even better than this. Once I discovered cleansing oils I am never going back. I finished this up by using it to remove swatches. I would NOT repurchase this ever again.
  • Julep Nail Polish in Evelyn- I had only used this polish once and I wanted to use it for this week so when I grabbed it half of the polish was gone and it is so thick and nasty that the brush broke off as I was opening the polish. What the heck? I don't know what happened. All of my other Julep polishes are good. Anyone have any idea what happened? 
  • Yes to Bluberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes- I tried out the Yes to Cucumber wipes before and I was using those to remove my make up and I liked them, but now that I am using a cleansing oil I just use this to remove swatches. I have already repurchased this for swatches.
  • Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Toner- I really did enjoy this when I first got it, (I reviewed it here along with other skin care items mentioned in this blog), but then I decided I wanted to get one without alcohol because this smelled really strong. I am using a new one and I will be talking about that soon. Sooo with that being said I will NOT be repurchasing this.
  • Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque- This is my holy grail drugstore mask and it really does help when I have a breakout. I already repurchased this and it is less than $4. 
  • St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub- This is another holy grail drugstore skin care product. I only used it twice a week. When I went to look for this product to repurchase it they didn't have this exact one. They changed it to a Apricot Scrub, but I enjoy using that one too. The only difference is the beads in this one are a little bigger than the Green Tea one. I love it.
  • BH Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner- This eyeliner dried up so fast that I will NOT repurchase this. I did a full review here.
  • Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Extra Strength Cream- During the winter time I had really dry skin. I even had bald patches on my face so my mom gave me this and I would use this at night.This was a really thick cream and I will def repurchase this in the future.
  • Covergirl Blush in Iced Plum- This blush lasted me a long time and I used to use it allll the time. I think I got it about 2 years ago. I don't think I will repurchase this again just because I want to try out other brands. I do recommend this blush though. It is blendable and a gorgeous color. 
  • First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser- I really did enjoy this cleanser, but it didn't do much for my blemish proned skin. I recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin. I would not repurchase this because I am trying out a new skin care brand. 
Have you guys used up anything this month?? Would you repurchase any of those items??

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Hey guys!!!!

I might be a little late to the ball game, but a couple months ago I saw one of these boxes in my dad's drawer and I wanted to try it out. Sadly there was none left when I looked. Recently I was at Target and I saw them on sale and I took that opportunity and grabbed it.


I didn't have high hopes for this to be honest I am not sure why. All of my pores are on my nose so this was a great way to hopefully clean them out.

Just in case you didn't know they each come in one of these packets with direction on the back on how to use them.

They look like this. 

You wet your nose before you put it on and leave it on for 10-15 minutes and when you remove it you see you pores on the strip. I am not going to lie I am always fascinated with how much comes off haha. I did this once a week for 3 weeks and by the 3rd week not much came off. I decided to do every other week or every 2 weeks. I love not seeing black dots all over my nose. 

Now if you are looking for something that will remove ALL of your pores from your nose right away then this isn't the product for you. For me I love this. I got this on sale for $4.99 at Target, but regular price is $6.49. 

Have you guys tried these out?? What do you think of it??

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nails of the Week!!

Hey guys!!!

I had trouble deciding on what to put on my nails this week, but after 5 minutes I finally went with...

Julep in the color Farrah and....

Revlon in the color 761 Scandalous.

The Julep polish is a pretty purple grayish color. It was two coats opacity and usually the polish last me about 3-4 day without chipping depending on what I am doing. The Revlon polish I used it last week for the first time and I was impressed with it. It lasted 5 days before it finally chipped and that was my fault I was doing laundry and I hit my finger somewhere and for some reason that chipped my nail. I loved it so much I had to use it again this week. 


If you wish to try out the Julep polishes it is a subscription for about $19.95 I believe a month. You can get your first box free if you just want to try it out once to see if its worth your money by using the code FREEBOX. Just click here and check it out. 





Monday, June 9, 2014

Face of the Day!

Hey guys!!

This past weekend I did a makeup look that was inspired by the beautiful Casey Holmes. I was in Sephora and I got lots of compliments that day. I decided to go ahead and write about this look because I loved this look and I didn't even want to take off my makeup. 


I always love to start with the eyes whenever I do my makeup because I know I am going to make a mess, I always do no matter what, so that way I can clean it up if needed. I always use a primer so this day I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion and then I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. I primed my face with the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer. Back to the eyes. I used the ItsJudyTime Eyeshadow Palette. The shadows I used was the first color on the first row on my brow bone, the second color on the first row as a transition shade on my crease, and last I used the first color on the second row as my lid color. I put eye drops on my brush to intensify the copper color and I loved how it turned out. 


Next I went to my Coastal Scents Palette to use a brown color on my outer corner of my eye and blend it a little bit into the crease. Don't forget that the most important thing to do so any eye look you do will look gorgeous is BLEND BLEND BLEND! I didn't used to do it and it was a mess. I then used the Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner to do my eyeliner of course. 



Back to the Face. I used a new foundation and I decided to keep it a surprise so keep a lookout for that review. I used the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer to bronze up my face and for blush I used the Mary Kay Blush in Shy Blush. I honestly don't need a highlight with this blush since it makes my cheeks look really glowy and beautiful. I go back to the eyes. I used the NYX Slide On Pencil on my waterline and tightline. I go back to my Coastal Scents Palette and used a gorgeous blue from it on my lower lash line and blended it out really well. 


I then used my Maybelline The Rocket Mascara and lastly for eyes I went to my That's Heart Eyeshadow and Blush Palette to use the highlighter in my inner corner of my eye. 


For my lips I used the NYX Creamy Round Lipstick in 517 Hades and topped it with my POP Beauty Lipgloss in Fuchsia Freesia. Now this is the completed look:


What do you guys think?? I didn't have the exact products Casey used, but I made it work with what I had in my collection. If you want to see her video go here. Would you guys try out this look??



Sunday, June 8, 2014

May 2014 Ipsy Bag

Hey guys!!!!

Sorry this post was late, but I wasn't too excited about this bag which is why I wasn't rushing with this review. Here is my Ipsy bag: 


I looked at this bag and thought eeeehhhh not excited about this one at all. Not even the makeup bag...


This is just not my style, but my mom likes it so I will be giving it to her. Now on to the products.

Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Anti-Aging Sunscreen

I was not a big fan of this sunscreen. I used it all up, but this made my face and the other people that used all sticky. I was so anxious to get it off my face ASAP when I put this on. I don't recommend this if you don't like sticky sunscreen.

Avene Thermal Spring Water

I didn't think I was going to enjoy this at all, but I actually do. I use this on my legs after I had shaved and I love how refreshing it makes them feel. You are able to use this to set your makeup when you are done, but I haven't tested that out yet. I will update you on that later if I liked it. Most likely when I finish it up I may repurchase it.

Pur~lisse Pur~moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer

I wasn't too excited about this product because I am already good with the moisturizer that I am using, but it was a nice moisturizer. I already used it all up and I wouldn't purchase a full size of this product.

Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

I decided not to use this one since I am already good with the masks I have and I am trying out one at the moment which a review will come in the next couple of weeks. So instead of throwing this away I will add this to a future giveaway that I will be having.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo

These color swatch beautifully and if I didn't already have similar colors in my collection I would totally keep this. I decided to give this away in my future giveaway as well and no worries all I have done with this was swatch them with clean hands. Don't mind my scratch on my hand my cat was mad because I was messing with her haha.

Overall this was not my favorite bag. My two favorite things are the Thermal Spring Water and the Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo. Most of the time I LOVE my Ipsy bags and they don't disappoint, but every once in a while they do have a bad month and it's okay. Ipsy is only $10 a month subscription and if you are interested in checking it out click here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lha

Are you subscribed to Ipsy?? Did you love your bag this month?? I would love to know.