Sunday, April 26, 2015

ELF Studio Baked Highlighter

Hey guys!!!

I have been on the search for a good powder highlighter and when I saw Ashley aka SuperAshley127 and Kathleen aka KathleenLights on YouTube talk about the ELF baked highlighters I knew I had to try them out. I found out they were $3 and I was sold. 

There was 3 shades to choose from, but I decided to go with Moonlight Pearls. I already have somewhat of a bronze highlighter which I will talk about later and I heard that Moonlight Pearls is a dupe to Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm so that's why I went with this one. I had been wanting The Balm's highlighter for a while and I thought why not this one?

It is a gorgeous champagne color and when I swatched this in store I was impressed at how pigmented it was. 
(Left: Dry Right:Wet)

Could you die at this pigmentation though?! I love the beautiful glow it gives to my cheekbones. Depending on my mood I will apply it wet or dry.  When I use it wet I spray my brush with the ELF Makeup Mist & Set and then apply it to my cheeks. I even use it on top of a cream highlighter to also make it pop even more.

This product last a long time on my cheeks, but it does last longer wet and on top of a cream highlighter on me. I apply my makeup at 5:45am and it only starts to fade a little bit at 1pm. To me that is a great amount of time before fading for a product that is just $3. 

Overall I am so in love with this product! I don't see myself without this product in my collection. If you are into highlighters I do recommend you to try this out. 

Have you guys tried this product out?? What are your thoughts on it?? What are some of your favorite ELF products?? 

P.S. If you guys don't watch the two girls I mentioned in the beginning you definitely should. I am obsessed with their videos and if you love tutorials, lip swatches, reviews, and more then these girls are definitely the ones to watch! I actually met Ashley at IMATS and she was very sweet. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Birchbox April 2015 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

It is time to show you guys what I have received in my Birchbox this month. As always I am so excited to receive this subscription service every month and like I always say they have been stepping their game up lately. To think I almost cancelled this, but I am glad I didn't.

Can we take a moment and appreciate this box?! It is beautiful I will def be keeping this one!

  • Jouer Tint- I have always been wanting to try out the brand Jouer, but I never was able to till now. This is a small sample I will admit, but it is enough for me to tell if I will love the product or not. It is tint that you could use on your lips or on your cheeks. I am not sure if I will use it on my cheeks though because my cheeks can get oily.
  • Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream- I tried their body butter that I received from Birchbox before and I loved it. I have never tried a shaving cream since I am always using a shaving gel, but I heard shaving creams are better so I am excited to try this. It is a shea butter shaving cream with a blueberry scent.
  • WEI Manuka Bee Venom Mask- I love using masks for my skin every week and normally I tend to stick with the same ones. It is rare that I change it up because my skin is somewhat sensitive and can break out easily if I am not careful. This mask is made out of bee venom(duh haha) and it is supposed to firm, soften, and minimize fine lines. There will be a tingly sensation so we shall see how I like this.
  • Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Repairing Conditioner- I am still on search of my holy grail hair products and for right now I am loving that I am getting these shampoo and conditioners in my boxes. This one is supposed to strengthen dry or damaged hair and leaving it softer and smoother. We shall see about that.
  • Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo- This shampoo gives a much needed nourishment to repair and rebuild strands. This shampoo and conditioner sounds very promising. Lets hope my hair agrees with it.
That is what I got in my Birchbox this month. If you guys are interested in Birchbox it is $10 a month for 5 samples or deluxe sized samples. Lately they have been quite a few deluxe sized samples. If you are still interested you can go here to sign up.

If you already receive Birchbox what was in your box this month??? Did you love or hate your box??

Monday, April 20, 2015

Milani Rose Powder Blush

Hey guys!!!

I have been wanting to try out more products from Milani especially after trying out their amazing Bella Eyes Eyeshadows. I had heard so much about these blushes from YouTube and they were great reviews so I had been itching on trying these. When I saw that Milani was having a giveaway which included a blush and a lipstick so I entered it just for the heck of it. I was so excited when I got the email telling me that I have won! 

I got the Rose Powder Blush in the color Coral Cove and I was glad I got this color since I don't have a color like this in my collection.

Can we appreciate the rose detail on this blush??! I am scared to continue using this blush because of it and I know I am not the only one haha.

(heavy swatch)

When I first swatched it I was a little disappointed because it swatched a little patchy, but I still wanted to give it a chance on my cheeks before making my mind up about it. After the first time it doesn't swatch patchy anymore and I thought that was weird.

When I applied it on my cheeks for the first time I swirled my brush into the blush and said, "Damn this shit is pigmented!" I applied too much so I had to blend it a lot and luckily this blush is easy to blend. Ever since then I make sure I tap my brush into the product and slowly build it up so I don't have that issue again. It gives a beautiful flush to the cheeks and this product lasts alllll day on my cheeks. 

Overall I am in love with this product! I reach for this one A LOT and this is a great matte coral shade for the summer time, but I of course will not follow that and will wear it anytime I want. I honestly want the other two blushes....

Have you guys tried out this product?? What do you think?? What are some of your favorite Milani products?? 

Thank you Milani for sending me this blush I am obsessed! The lipstick will be on a different post I haven't really had a chance to try it out much.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sephora VIB Sale Mini Haul

Hey guys!!!

I wasn't going to do this post, but I decided to show you guys what I got even though I didn't get as much as I wanted. I really limited myself to 4 things and that's what I did. I am proud of myself that I was able to do so cause as you all makeup addicts out there know we want everything we see in sight haha. 

  • Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm- I had been looking around for a holy grail eye cream and I kept getting samples from Sephora to try them out so I can see which one to get during this sale. Out of all of them I tried this one was the best one so we shall see if I continue to love it as time goes on.
  • Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder- As some of you know I had received a sample size of this product in my Ipsy bag before they starting sucking so bad for me and I fell in love. I love using this powder to set my under eyes and it doesn't crease at all. I love that I don't look powdery when I set my face as well. This is my holy grail powder I will always repurchase.
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue- I recently got some sugarpill loose eyeshadow pigments and one of them is a chunky glitter so I needed something extra for it to stick to. I loved the original Too Faced Shadow Insurance and when I kept hearing so much buzz about the Glitter Glue I decided to get it during this sale. I hope it is as good as they say it is.
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara- I had heard some great things about this product and since it isn't that expensive I decided to pick up. I have been enjoying Clinique products lately so I thought why not try some makeup from them. Hopefully it is worth the hype.
That is all that I got from Sephora. Honestly my list was bigger than this, but something came up and I couldn't get everything I wanted. I am getting one more thing in the mail at the beginning of May and I am going on a no buy till June or July. I will only be buying things I need and not things I want. It is going to be so hard, but I think I am responsible enough to do that.

What did you guys get from Sephora during the sale???

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Hey guys!!!

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but my motivation just wasn't there anymore. I was always tired from work because work has been hectic and exhausting. Also I had a writer's block and I just couldn't do it.

I went to IMATS this past Saturday and I got motivated again. I met a couple of my favorite YouTubers and I fangirled really hard! I got a few things from there and I wanted to get some from Morphe's booth, but the line was so freaking long I was like NO THANKS!

I am just showing you guys what I got there and a few gifts I got from my friends as well. Sorry my pictures are a little blurry I am losing my touch, but I will do better on my next post.

Those are all the things I got and as you can see I went crazy at the NYX booth haha. I am very excited to try everything out and let you guys know in the future what I think of everything. Thank you guys for sticking around and being patient with me. I am back and I can't wait to show you guys what I been loving and hating.

Did any of you go to IMATS? What did you guys get?