Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 2015 Favorites

Hey guys!!!!

I know I haven't done a favorites post in a long time, but I decided to show you what I have been using on an everyday basis and I have been loving. 

One favorite though was going to Generation Beauty with my girls and all the products that I got from the event. Also I met a few of my favorite YouTubers and saw two that I have met before and I was excited to see again. I will have many reviews coming up in the next few weeks on all the things I got from the event. I had the best time and if you guys can you should go next year.

Now on to the rest of my favorites:

  • Colourpop Eyeshadow- This eyeshadow is from the Kathleen Lights Quad and it is the shade is Glow. I am loving it under my brow bone. It is a pretty matte vanilla shade and it stays bright all day. It doesn't wear off at all. This is my everyday brow bone shade without fail.
  • Milani Eyeshadow- Recently I have been topping the Glow Colourpop shade whenever I want a shimmery brow bone. This shade is Bella Ivory. A little bit goes a long way with this shadow. 
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue-  I recently started using my pigments again and I am loving this product. Not only does it help with making my pigment last all day, but also makes it more vibrant and I have less fallout with this. If you guys love pigments or any loose eyeshadows you need this in your life.
  • Benefit Watts Up- I had stopped using this for a while, but I took it out to use it again and now I can't stop. I love using this on its own or use a powder highlighter on top of it. This lasts all day on me even with my oily skin. This is so amazing. Thanks to Lustrelux on YouTube I took it back out. 
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- I use this product quite a bit probably more than half the month. It is the shade Milk. I love to use color on my lids all the time and this pencil is perfect. The white helps make the colors pop more and more vibrant than they already are. 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow- This shadow is Shimma Shimma. I use everyday without fail in my inner corner unless I do color there otherwise this is the shade that this is there. It is a gorgeous champagne shade and I love it to death. 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow- This shadow is Dessert Sands. This is from the Vegas Lights palette, but I think this is available individually now. I hadn't been using this shade because it was on a seperate palette so I decided to add them to my Sephora Z Palette with the rest of the MUG shadows. I love mixing it with two other shadows that I will mention next. It is a beautiful combination in the crease.
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow- This shadow is Cocoa Bear. I love love using this to warm up my crease. It is a gorgeous matte red brown. I love mixing it up with Dessert Sands and the next shade I will be talking about. I also use it on its own on the crease or even all over the lid.
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow- This last shade is Creme Brulee. This shade I do use practically everyday as my transition shade. Also Creme Brulee, Cocoa Bear, and Dessert Sands make a beautiful combination you guys should try it. 
  • Derma-e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask- This product I don't have a review of yet, but I am not sure if I will do one or not. I got a sample of this from Generation Beauty when I stopped by their booth. From that sample I was like I need to buy the full size. My face feels amazing after I use it. I think I will do a review so I will tell you all more there.
Those have been my favorites for October. Thank you guys for sticking with me even though I wasn't motivated for a while. I am now fully motivated and I will keep the ball rolling. I have lots of things to review and talk about so for a good while there will be 3 to 5 posts a week unless I get too busy or work is rough. 

What were some of you guys favorites for the month???

Friday, October 30, 2015

ShopBXB The World's Beauty Destination

Hey guys!!!!

I wanted to let you guys know about a new website that is launching on November 2nd. The website is The first 48 hours once it launches everything on the website will be 75% off and free worldwide shipping.

A lot of well known brands are on this website like for example:

  1. Benefit
  2. Guerlain
  3. Bioderma
  4. The Balm
  5. NARS
Those are just a few of the brands. If you guys are interested you can go to the website, sign up, get a password, and start looking through now before it launches. 

I hope you guys will enjoy some good shopping and check this website out on November 2nd! HAPPY SHOPPING!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Project Pan

Hey guys!!!

I have been watching Ashley Elizabeth's videos on Project Pans and I was so intrigued to doing that myself since I have a lot of stuff as well. Probably not as much as she does, but enough to get overwhelmed sometimes. 

There are some things that I am not a fan of that I just want to use up to get it out of here or just things that are getting old and need to go soon. Also thing I do like, but I have something that I like better in my collection. 

I am going to show you guys the things I am going to work on using up and then a few weeks later show you my progress, and let you know if I will repurchase. Almost like an empties, but not quite.

Here are a few things I am trying to use up. I will review a couple of things in a couple of weeks, but the others I have reviews of already.

  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer- I have had this for a while and I actually am loving it. If you need a good eye primer you should try this one out. My eyeshadows lasts all day and doesn't crease. I have new primers to try, but I am waiting to use this up before opening new ones. 
  • NYX Round Lipstick- I have gotten this off of Hautelook with 3 other shades. The one I want to use up is in 517 Hades. I don't do this color nude at all, but I always use a pink or brown lip liner to change the shade. I want it gone from my collection and I will not be repurchasing because it isn't my favorite formula or shade.
  • Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes- I went to a Clinique event with a friend and we got a few things for free to try out and this liner was one. The shade I got is 101 Black Diamond. I am testing this out so we shall see how I like. It has some shimmers in it, but you can't really tell on the waterline. I have so many eyeliners to use up so this one was next on the list.
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip- I got this product a long time ago during a CVS sale and I neglected it for a while, but decided to start using this up. I got the shade Riviera Strip/ Sand Bronzer. I have a while to go! I wonder how much I use up in the next few weeks. I do enjoy this product though. I love a good highlight.
  • Sephora Bronzed and Blushing Face Palette- A friend got me this last year during the holidays and as you can see I have given it some love. The shades in it are Los Cabos Bronzer, Blushing Pink Blush, and Coral Punch Blush. I have already used up the bronzer as you can tell and now I am working on the blushes. I do love this palette, but I have too many blushes. That is why I am working hard on this one.
  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils- I got these last year during Christmas time and it is time to use these up especially since I already got this years set similar to this one. I am using up Rhubarb and Sable. My most favorite is Rhubarb it is a pretty pinky nude and Sable is my least favorite because it is too nude for my liking. These lip products are some of my favorite formulas out there.
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder- I received this in a 500 point perk and I was excited to try out more Laura Mercier products. I got the shade Bronze-03. I am still testing this product out so I can't say if I love it yet, but I am liking it so far. 
Those are the products I will be trying to use up in the next few weeks. Are you guys doing a product pan?? If so, what products you trying to use up???

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

YSL Black Opium VoxBox

Hey guys!!!!

I received another VoxBox from Influenster. I received the YSL Black Opium VoxBox. It came with a sample size of YSL's newest fragrance. I have never tried anything YSL at all so I was excited to try out this fragrance.

On Sephora's website the fragrance scent is described as very feminine. It has coffee, vanilla, and white flowers. Also its notes are Coffee Accord, Orange Blossom, Cedar Wood Essence, and Patchouli Essense.

I don't like strong scents and this one is not too strong at all. I don't have the need to cough everytime I wear it. I love the softness of the white flowers in the fragrance. I have been wearing it everyday at work and by the end of the day I still smell it on my skin. I really love this fragrance and the longevity of it, but I am not sure if I will purchase a full size. It is pretty EXPENSIVE! If anything I would buy the rollerball if I realize I can't live without this.

Thanks again Influenster for allowing me to test out yet another product. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Glossybox October 2015

Hey guys!!!

Last month I didn't get to show you what I got in my box because I had so much going on that I didn't get to it and plus I didn't have much motivation to do many posts. Now as you guys noticed my motivation is back. 

Now with this one the box wasn't a pink one. It was Paris themed and it was too pretty for me not to show you every angle of the box. 

  • Phyto Phytokeratine Mask- This is a hair mask that is supposed to help rescue stressed out strands.  Keratin, pomegranate, and  hyaluronic acid all help to strengthen hair fibers and hydrate damaged ends. I can't wait to try this out.
  • Lollipops Make Up Paris Nail Laquer- I got this polish in the shade Voyage a Paris. It is a beautiful red that one can wear especially during Christmas. I am very excited to try this out.
  • Votre Vu Oh Lighten Up! Intensif Treatment Spot Creme- This is made out of Licorice, bearberry, and daisy flowers. This cream brightens, diminishes the appearance of age spots, and fights everyday environmental aggressors. I am not sure if I will try this one out to be honest. I might give it away as a gift. 
  • De Bruyere Paris Red Lipgloss- This gloss is long lasting and highly pigmented. I am not a big gloss fan, but I will still try this one and see how it is.
  • Sabe Mason Le Soft Perfume- At first when I saw this I was confused as to what it was. When I realized it was a stick perfume I was surprised. It smells really good. It is free of alcohol and parabens and long lasting.
That is what I received in my Glossybox. I am actually too excited about this one because it has products from Paris. I won't going to Paris anytime soon or maybe not at all, but I am happy that I get to try some products out. It is $21 a month and you get 5 deluxe sample or full sized products. If you are interested in signing up go here

For those who receive this box what did you guys get in your box?? Did you like what you got??

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Love With Food October 2015

Hey guys!!!

This time I am going to talk about a food subscription service and it is my new favorite. I have been getting it for a few months already and I have been very happy with it. They offer 3 different boxes. A Tasting Box, Deluxe Box, and the Gluten Free Box. I get the Tasting Box and I want to show you what you can receive in one month. 

  • Tasting Box- $7.99 a month and you get 8+ snacks each month. 
  • Deluxe Box- $16.50 a month and you get 16-20 snacks each month.
  • Gluten Free Box- $19.99 a month and you get 10-15 snacks each month.
This subscription is filled with organic, all natural, GMO-free, gluten-free, and free from anything artificial. One thing I love is that with every box purchased they donate one meal to hungry children in America. The tasting box is one meal, but the Deluxe and the Gluten free boxes two meals get donated. So far they have donated almost 700,000 meals.

I really love this subscription not only because you get delicious snacks every month, but you also help out a great cause. I work with children and I have nieces and nephews that I adore and I would hate to find out they are not eating so it is close to my heart and I believe that every child deserves to have at least 3 meals per day. This was perfect for me because I feel good helping a child in need every month.

If you guys are interested in signing up or learn more information just click here and you can get started. Let's all get together and help a child in need if we can. 

PS I believe this only ships in the United States so I am sorry to anyone who wants to get this box, but can't.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 2015 Empties Part 2

Hey guys!!!

I have more empties to show you. I already did a part 1 and it was a lot of stuff to be honest. I waited too long to do this and now it was 2 posts long. Just like before I am going to show let you know if I liked or hated the product and why? Then I will let you know if I will repurchase.

  • Lacome BI-FACIL Double Action Eye Makeup Remover- I actually got this product as a 100 point perk and my friend Krystelle raves about it so I had to try it. It was an amazing eye makeup remover and removed everything even my waterproof makeup. I probably won't purchase it just because it is kinda pricey. If it is a 100 point perk again I will get it again.
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+- I got this in a Clinique set and I did enjoy it, but I like to change around my moisturizers until I can find my holy grail. I won't be repurchasing this one anytime soon maybe one day in the future. It was very moisturizing and it sinked into the skin nicely.
  • Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray- I received this in my May Ipsy bag and I enjoyed it while I used it, but it wasn't anything totally amazing. I won't be purchasing this.
  • Body lotion- I can't remember the name of this hand cream and I can't remember if I got it from Birchbox or Ipsy. I know I am not helpful, but it was nice and moisturizing. I wouldn't purchase this one just because I have enough body lotions.
  • Marcelle Clay Mask- I received this one in my Birchbox and I did enjoy it while I had it. I don't think I am getting this again just because I have other masks I like better. 
  • AMIE Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturizer- I actually already bought a full size, but I moved on to other moisturizer that I liked better. If you have sensitive skin this would be great for you. 
  • Soap and Glory Body Butter- This is an amazing body butter. This is not too thick and great for summer time. I will be repurchasing this in the summer next year for sure.
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit- I did enjoy this eyebrow kit and it is great for drugstore. It lasts all day on your brows and this product actually lasts you a long time. I won't be repurchasing because I have a holy grail brow product already.
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara- I was using this mascara as the second mascara because it isn't waterproof my lashes would fall right back down. It is a good mascara if you guys don't have that problem. 
  • Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm- I think this is my holy grail eye cream because my concealer didn't ever crease while using this one. I am trying out another one, but once I run out I will be repurchasing for sure even though it is pricey it is so worth it.
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz- I got this one time because I wanted to see what the hype was all about. I really liked it so much when I used it, but when I realized how much product we actually get for the $21 price I don't think it is worth it. I love it and hate it at the same time.
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner- Holy grail eyeliner. I love it so much, but I am using up other eyeliners at the moment. I will be repurchasing in the future once I am done with the others.
  • Jane Cosmetics Eyeliner- This was a nice eyeliner and I loved that it is retractable. Right now I am trying out sharpening pencils and i hate that. I will not be repurchasing this just because I have a lot of liners at the moment. It isn't holy grail status.
  • Balance Me Congested Skin Serum- I actually was saying that I wasn't going to use this during my Birchbox Unboxing, but my skin was acting up I was desperate. I saw some difference with it so I purchase the full size. I am not sure if I will purchase it again just because it is too small for the price so I will be trying something else.
  • Jane Cosmetics Eye Primer- This primer is an amazing primer. It lasted me a VERY long time I thought I would never see the end of it. I will not be repurchasing anytime soon because I am trying out other eye primers at the moment.
Those are all the products I used up. Well for now.....I probably have more next month! What have you guys been using up?? I am on a serious project pan at the moment. What about you guys??

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Hey guys!!!

I love Makeup Geek products as you know. I have spoken about their eyeshadows, blushes, pigments, and foiled shadows already. I decided to talk about an update of their eyeshadows since I have bought a lot more. I don't buy them all at once though. I buy one at a time. 

(Corrupt, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Bitten, Simply Marlena, Homecoming, Poppy, Mango Tango)

(Corrupt, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Bitten, Simply Marlena, Homecoming, Poppy, Mango Tango)

(Corrupt, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Bitten, Simply Marlena, Homecoming, Poppy, Mango Tango)

  • Corrupt- It is an intense matte black with subtle shimmers. This is the blackest black ever. I could actually swatch it 3 times before it runs out of pigmentation. You do have to be very careful with it because if you are not it can be a disaster to blend. I do love this shade I will repurchase when I run out.
  • Cocoa Bear- As you can tell I love love this color since I hit pan already. It is a gorgeous matte reddish brown and I love using it on my crease and also all over my lid. I get compliments on this shade all the time. I will be repurchasing right before I run out. This is a great everyday shade. 
  • Prom Night- I am not sure how to describe this shade, but on the website it says a pale purple with a hint of gray and a shimmery finish. I had seen I believe it was SuperAshley127 use it in a tutorial and I thought I need that in my life. This is a gorgeous cool tone shade and it is beautiful all over the lid.
  • Bitten- Another one of my favorite shades. It a gorgeous matte maroon red. I love using it on the crease and all over the lid as well, I almost hitting pan on this one and I will be repurchasing once its gone. 
  • Simply Marlena- This one is my least favorite. I actually do love the shade, but you do have to build this one up to get the intensity that I want. The website says it is a rosy pink with purple undertone and gold flecks. I probably won't repurchase.
  • Homecoming- This is a gorgeous brown with gold shimmer. I love doing a brown smokey eye with it. I will repurchase this one once I use it up. 
  • Poppy- This is a gorgeous matte orange. I have used it on my crease and on my lid. I love using it both ways. I don't have an orange like this in my collection so when it was released I needed it in my life. I will repurchase once I run out.
  • Mango Tango- Another one of my favorite shadows. It is a peachy pink with gold flecks. Actually my favorite way to use this shade is in my crease. I am close to hitting pan so I will repurchase this.
Before I forget Makeup Geek products are Talc and Paraben free. I love love Makeup Geek and will always purchase from her. I am so curious about the new DuoChrome eyeshadows and pigments and I have maybe 2 I really want. I will get them soonish.

There is no fallout for me with these eyeshadows. Most of them are very pigmented and they are all blendable. 

Have you guys tried out Makeup Geek?? What are your thoughts on the products?? 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Hey guys!!!!

My beauty addict friend Krystelle gifted me the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sad Girl. I was hesitant to buy this product myself because it is a liquid lipstick and my lips can get horribly drying. Around this time I had tried the Kat Von D one and that had turned me off from liquid lipstick to be honest. My friend gave me the lipstick so why not try it out?

This liquid lipstick has a moussy texture and I am realizing that the liquid lipsticks with the mousse texture doesn't dry out my lips as much. The swatch is only one swipe. 

I have been loving this shade because it is really dark and it has some small shimmers. It rare that I love lipsticks with shimmers in it, but for some reason this one is an exception. Oh I know! It looks gorgeous on the lips. 

This product does transfer a little bit, but it doesn't matter to me. This lasts all day on the lips unless you eat something oily then you will have to reapply. I was worried about that because the Kat Von D on reapplied horribly on me and it crumbled big time. With this one I had no issue whatsoever and reapplied beautifully. 

Overall I am in love with this lipstick and the formula, but I am not sure if I will repurchase because of the price and how much product is actually in the tube. I might repurchase just because I love the color and I don't think I see myself without it in my collection. 

Have you guys tried these liquid lipsticks?? What do you think them?? I have a question does the amount of product in your makeup matter to you especially when it has a $20+ price tag??

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 2015 Empties Part 1

Hey guys!!!

I have used up so many things recently and I am going to split this post into two parts cause I have been going hardcore on using stuff up. I will probably do the part 2 a few days later. I will let you know what I thought of the product and if I will repurchase or not. So here is maybe half of the stuff I used up:

  • Origins Brush Cleaner- I didn't like this one at all. I hated the scent of it and I don't think it cleaned my brushes as good as the Clinique one does. I won't be repurchasing this one.
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo- I know in my review I had said I will be repurchasing, but luckily I keep getting it in my subscription services and now I got it in my Gen Beauty Swag bag. I love love love this dry shampoo and I will always use it for as long as I can. 
  • Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo- I didn't enjoy two of Amika's products that I received, but surprisingly this dry shampoo I actually love it. I do love the scent of Amika's products. I will be buying this any chance I get because it got rid of my oils and I looked like I just washed my hair. 
  • L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation- This is my holy grail foundation. Granted I still get oily, but not as bad. I will def be repurchasing this in the future, but not at the moment because fall and winter are coming and my skin isn't as oily during this time. It is actually dry so once the heat comes back I will be repurchasing for sure.
  • NYX Butter Gloss- I used up the Strawberry Parfait shade and I did enjoy it very much. I probably won't repurchase because I am working on project pans and use up some things. Maybe in the future I will, but this formula I really do love it and I do recommend. 
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara- I had seen people use this as a brow gel and I hated it. My eyebrows were all over the place and didn't stay in place at all. I will not be repurchasing this.
  • Maybelline FIT Me Concealer- This concealer was so amazing and I was even trying out a different one to change it up, but I already went and repurchased this one. It was good coverage, it lasted all day, and it didn't crease on me. 
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer- This is my favorite bronzer and now I am sad that it is all gone. I will definitely will be repurchasing this in the future just going to use the other bronzers that I have up before I buy it! It lasts all day on the skin and very pigmented so a little goes a long way.
  • Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss- I received this in an Influenster Mary Kay VoxBox and I really loved the color and the formula of the gloss. I am still not a huge lip gloss fan so I won't be repurchasing this, but if you are I do recommend this one. 
  • Sephora Collection Mascara- I got this mascara from a Sephora Collection 500 point perk and I hated it. I honestly don't remember which mascara it is, but it did nothing for my lashes. I even tried to layer the mascaras and it clumped my lashes. I am not getting this one.
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara- This is another holy grail mascara and I already repurchased this. I have cried with this on and it didn't smudge. It makes your bottom lashes look long.
  • Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara- This is a great mascara that I love to use as a second layer. It gives your lashes great volume and I love it. I will want to purchase this during the next VIB sale. We shall see.....
  • Body Shop Body Butter- I really love this body butter for the winter time and I probably repurchase this till the winter season. It is really thick and moisturizing so I don't have trouble with dry patches on my body. 
  • Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes- I have been loving these wipes to remove my face makeup and I have already repurchased them and I will continue to repurchase. It removes at least 90% of my face makeup then I follow up with a cleanser. I will purchase it in all the sizes. 
  • Pond's Face Wipes- I only bought these wipes to remove swatches because I like to take a lot of swatches pictures at a time so it will be ready for when I do a blogpost. These wipes are so moist that one wipe will do me good for one night.
Those are all my empties for now. Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon. What have you guys used up recently and will you repurchase it again??

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tastykake VoxBox

Hey guys!!!

I received the Tastykake VoxBox complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and I was so excited to basically get a box full of chocolate. 

These cupcakes were soooo good especially when I was stressed out and since I can't drink sweets are my alternative. Also when it was that time of the month and I was craving chocolate. 

I never knew about them before receiving this so I checked them out on their Facebook and Instagram. I was surprised when I saw that they have many flavors. I am interested on tasting the others too. 

I love how these cupcakes tasted just like Hersheys Chocolate and I used to eat those all the time when I was younger so it brought back memories. Only one time I drank some milk with it and it was amazingly good. It was just like drinking milk with cookies.

I honestly can't wait to find these in the stores and use the coupons that I received in this box. Have you guys tried these cupcakes?? Do you love them as much as I did?? 

Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick

Hey guys!!!!!

My future mother in law gets the Glossyboxes as well and before I even started getting them she actually got a lipstick and she decided to let me have it! I am very grateful to have her in my life she's one of my biggest supporters. Totally got off topic so now back to the lipstick haha.  It is the Bellepierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Burlesque.

I have never tried or even heard about their lip products so I was intrigued to try this out when she gave it to me. When I apply this lipstick on my lips it feels so silky and its very hydrating. 

On the website it says it doesn't contain lead, lanolin, parabens, or any other harmful ingredients. What surprised me is that it actually provides natural sun protection. It is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments, iron oxides, and antioxidants like for example Vitamin C and Vitamin E. I never researched this brand so I am surprised how natural this brand is.

As for the formula and the longevity of the product......I actually love it. If you prefer matte lip products then this is not for you. I love some matte lippies, but during winter my lips prefer more hydrating lip products so this is perfect for me. It is pigmented with two swipes.

I wore it one time for 4 hours and I expected the color to be gone by then, but there was still some left. Also it left a little bit of a stain behind once I removed the color when I ate. This is a product you will have to reapply, but I don't mind at all. 

Overall I am really loving this lip product. I actually want more, but I am doing project pans so once I get rid of some things I will probably purchase some. It is $19.99 per lipstick so it is a little pricey. In my opinion it is worth every penny.

Have you guys tried any lipsticks from them?? If so what do you guys think?? What do you guys love from this brand??