Wednesday, December 28, 2016

e.l.f VoxBox

Hey guys!!!

I know it has been a while since I have written a post, but I have been using some new products and I am itching to share with you guys what I have been loving and not so loving lately.

Recently I received the e.l.f. VoxBox complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I have to start with the product I love the most. The Hydrating Bubble Mask is an interesting product. It is like a thick serum and a little bit goes a long way. I have to stop myself from scratching my face because it tickles/itches while it is bubbling. After I wash it off my skin feels smooth and I do feel like it hydrates my skin. 

My next favorite product are the lip exfoliators. I love the fact that it comes in a lipstick tube so that makes it real easy to use. It exfoliates the lips and prepares it for the lipstick of the day. 

The Matte Lip Color in Wine is a very pretty color. It is not as pigmented as I would like it to be, but that is okay. It also doesn't last as long as I would like it to, but this is a perfect color for the holidays. If you love the matte sheer lip look this will be perfect.

(each side swatched and also mixed them together on the last one)

I love mixing both shades together to create a light bronzer shade to bronze up my skin. I do a light hand because if I do too much I will look like a shimmery mess. I didn't think I would like this product, but I love the fact that this is a two in one product. I have used the highlight side as a highlighter and I love it. 

This is a great primer for when my skin is feeling dry. When it is combination I won't be able to use this, but during the winter this will be an awesome primer for me. This feel like a thick serum when you first apply it, but once it sinks into the skin and I apply my foundation it applies smooth and flawless. 

Thank you Influenster once again for sending me these e.l.f. products. I tend to underestimate this brand a lot cause of how affordable it is, but no more. I already went to purchase other products to try so in the future you will hear about it. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Country Concert Fashion Inspiration

Hey guys!!!

I know I have been absent for a while, but that is only because I have not been motivated. I am even having trouble coming up with makeup looks too. Hopefully it will change soon, but for those who are still around thank you for your patience.

You guys going to a country concert anytime soon? I am going to show you guys a few outfits that I would wear to the concert and hopefully inspire you guys on what to wear for your night.

I love this full outfit, but sadly I couldn't find the shorts so I can link them. 

Belted Tartan Plaid Mini Dress

Those are a few examples of what I would wear and I put the link to the clothes so if you are interested you can click and purchase. What better place to shop than Forever 21 am I right?  

Now time to find some shoes. King Ranch Saddle Shop gave me inspiration to create my own country concert outfit. Be sure to check out their entire selection of cowgirl and cowboy boots here and here.

I looked through their website and they have some unique options for boots in my opinion. 

These are the Turquoise Cut-Out Boots and if you know me then you know I LOVE the color blue and these caught my eye instantly. I love the combination of black and blue together.

These are the Bird of Paradise Boots, Again these have a little bit of blue in it, but I do like that it is a more subtle blue and it is more neutral colored boots so it can match with more outfits.

Lastly, I am showing the Turquoise Lace Boots. I saved the best for last. This is the best of both worlds for me. BLUE and LACE?!! Out of all 3 this is my top favorite! 

That is all I have to show you. I hope you can be inspired with this post for your country concert. Have fun and be safe!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CVS Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox

Hey guys!!!

I received another box from Influenster and this time I got the CVS Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox. They sent it to me for testing purposes. At first I honestly wasn't sure what this was for......

Once I figured out what it was I decided I am going to put this on anytime before I went to the gym. I was surprised with how well it worked after the first try. By the third or fourth try I started noticing that my arm pits have been very itchy.

I couldn't figure out what was making my pits itchy so I didn't use this for a week. The itching went down dramatically and I realized it was this product. Sadly, it didn't work out for me but I am glad I got the chance to try it out.

If it wasn't for Influenster I would have never tried this. Thanks a lot Influenster for this opportunity. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Beach Day Must Haves!

Hey guys!!!

I know I haven't been posting on here in a long time, but my only excuse is I have a lot going on right now and I haven't been able to or have the motivation to do so. I do post quite a bit on my Instagram showing you what I have been loving and all my subscription boxes. 

This idea was brought to my attention by the company Adore Me on Instagram to talk about my #BeachDayMusts. You guys should totally check out their shop, They have swimwear, sexy lingerie, sleepwear, and more. A lot of beautiful pieces and they offer everything in plus sizes as well, even sexy plus size lingerie, so anyone can go buy on this website! 

Now on to show you guys my Beach Must Haves!

Swimsuit. I am showing you my favorite swimsuit that I have. Sadly it is not available anymore. I got it from Kohl's a couple of years back. I always love the swimsuits that Kohl's has and I also love the coupons they offer. 

Sunglasses. What is a beach day without your favorite sunglasses? These are actually broken and i need to look for a new pair. #storyofmylife Where do you guys like to buy your sunglasses?

Sunscreen for the face. I had avoided being outside for a long period of time for a while because I couldn't find a sunscreen for my face that will not break me out. When I went to the dermatologist she recommended the ELTA MD Skincare UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40. This is my holy grail sunscreen and I am so happy! FINALLY! SUNSCREEN THAT DOESN'T CLOG MY PORES!

Suncreen again, but this time for the body. Right now I have Banana Boat one with SPF 30. You can get any sunscreen for the body from the drugstore and I will be good to go. I can't wait to be out and about more this summer.
Mascara. My favorite mascara combo is Maybelline The Rocket Volume and Benefit Roller Lash. My lashes are long and voluminous with this combination. I have to use waterproof on a daily basis because of my stubborn lashes, but for the beach that mascara alone is perfect. You need a oil makeup remover to remove that mascara.

Eyeshadow. If I do decide to wear a little more makeup I will be wearing a Maybelline Color Tattoo. I like to apply a little on the lid and blend it out for a wash of color. These color tattoos don't budge. Even a makeup artist at Sephora said that it was hard to remove this product from my eyes with their makeup remover. 

Highlight. I love to apply a small wash of highlight on my cheekbones when I am not wearing a full face of makeup. Most importantly, it has to be a cream highlight. I am showing you the Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Electric Slide, but any cream to powder highlighter will do. #thathighlighttho #highlightonfleek

Lip Balm. I am showing you the Carmex lip balm. I use this lip balm on an everyday basis because my lips hate every other lip balm. I love this one because it has SPF 15. Don't ever forget your lips because it will burn as well. 

Lastly, flip flops. I always take a pair to the beach or pool. These are from Old Navy and I get them when they have their $1 sale on their flip flops. 

Those are all my beach day must haves. What are some of you guys must haves?? Will you be going on vacation this summer and if so, where? I might go to the beach this summer and I can't wait!. By the way my instagram is theladypsyche if you are interested in following me there. Like I said, I update frequently there if I am not on here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

YSL VoxBox

Hey guys!!!

I have received yet another box complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and I am excited for this one because it is another YSL product, but this time it is a makeup product. It is one of the new correctors that recently came out. I received the Green corrector.

The product is called the YSL TOUCHE ECLAT Neutralizer. This couldn't come at a more perfect time because I am dealing with lots of acne scarring and redness right now. I will hopefully not have any by the time summer, but that's not what this post is about.....on to the review....

This is very pigmented and blends out very easily on the skin. I love to blend it out with either a brush or a beauty blender. With the beauty blender it sheers the product out and with a brush you get more coverage. 

It conceals my redness amazingly once I apply foundation and concealer of course and it lasts all day on the skin. It is very lightweight so it doesn't get cakey once you apply your face makeup. Also side note when I removed my swatch off my arm I saw some shimmer left behind. I never noticed that when it is on my face so that caught me off guard a little.

Overall, I really love this product. I am not sure if I will repurchase just because I want to try out other products, but that will be till over the summer or so because I am not wearing as much makeup at the moment. 

Have you guys tried this product out yet? What do you think of it??
Thank you Influenster for this opportunity once again. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Birchbox February 2016 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

Now to show you guys what I got in my Birchbox this month. Let's get right into it!

  • SkinClinical Extreme Healing Repair Concentrate- This is a paraben-free cream that treats severely dry, sensitive, itchy, wounded or chapped skin. My hands are always so dry because I wash my hands 10,000 times a day so this will be put to good use. It almost reminds me of my holy grail First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream so we shall see.
  • Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm- This is a moisturizing lip balm with a hint of color. I will try this once and I will see if my lips agree to this. I have tried so many and 98% of the time doesn't work and dries my lips out bad.
  • Marcelle NewAge 8 in 1 Power Serum- This lightweight anti-aging gel starts to work in one week. It provides 8 transformative benefits in one tube. As amazing as this sounds I will not be using this because I am on a strict skin care regimen with my dermatologist. I will be removing skin care from my list of things I wish to receive.
  • PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Detangling Leave-In Conditioner- Sweet almond extract detangles, delivers softness and sleekness, and adds volume. This came at a perfect time because I was just wondering what detangler to get because my hair has been really tangly recently. We shall see how this works.
  • Cargo Swimmables Shadow Stick- This is a smudgeproof and waterproof formula that glides on quickly without creasing. I am excited to try this out because I am loving the blush I got in a previous box and now I get to try another Cargo product!
That is what I go this month! What did you guys get this month?? Any new favorite products?? If you don't receive this are you interested? It is $10 a month for 5 deluxe sample sized or sometimes full sized products. If you want to find out more information go here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 2016 Play! By Sephora

Hey guys!!!

It is time for my Sephora Play! Box!!! It is a great box for you to get if you want to try things out from Sephora before actually getting a full size from there. I definitely wanted to get this box for that reason. You get skin care, hair care, and makeup in this box. 

  • TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID- I have never tried anything from Tom Ford not even a perfume sample so I am glad to have this. I will probably never buy a full size of this if I end up loving it just because it is very pricey. The notes are black orchid, black truffle, black plum, noir gourmand accord, and patchouli. 
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick- I got it in the shade N9 and it is a copper pink with a satin finish. This is a very creamy lipstick with a shiny finish. We shall see how I like the formula and the color of this lipstick.
  • Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder- Now this is a product I am very excited about. This is a powder dry shampoo and I hear awesome reviews about this product all the time. I hear once you try this you can never go back to spray dry shampoo. We shall see. It is oil absorbing, provides volume, and extends your style.
  • bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm- I have never heard of this product before so I am excited to try this out and let you guys know what I think. It is a lip balm that treats lips to decadent hydration and plush color. My lips are stubborn with lip balms so hopefully this works out for me.
  • tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara- I also hear amazing things about this mascara and I have gotten it in other subscription boxes, but gave it away because it is not waterproof. I am going to try it on top of a waterproof mascara this time so hopefully it works out. It is a lengthening, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.
  • LANCOME DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL Longwear Eyeliner- This is another product I hear great things about and again so excited to try it. It is an extreme, long-wear, high-intensity color liqui-pencil eyeliner. I have issues of eyeliners smudging on me or not lasting that long on my waterline so I hope this one will work for the price of this.

That is what I got this month. I actually really love this box and I won't be going to be giving away any of them. I can't wait to start trying these out!
What did you guys get in your box?? Did we get the same products?? If you have tried these products before which one is your favorite???
If you are interested in this box you have to get on Sephora's website and get on the waiting list. I believe they still have that and just be patient. I had to wait a few months so it is worth the wait in my opinion.  

Monday, February 15, 2016

Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Brushes

Hey guys!!!

I have so many brushes in my collection, but I want to chat with you guys about my most favorite brushes. I discovered Luxie Beauty Brushes through Ipsy and I have been using them ever since. I had never heard of this brand till I got it in my Ipsy bag and then that is when I think people spoke about this brand more often.

After trying out that 1 brush that I got from Ipsy I really wanted to try out more and when I saw that they were not that expensive for good quality brushes I had to get a few more to test them out. 

These brushes are all vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and high quality. These are definitely high quality and are very soft to the touch. They are also all synthetic brushes. One thing that is very interesting to me is that it is coated with antibacterial solution. 
These do NOT shed when I wash them and I wash them weekly because I am a big germaphobe and I can't deal with my brushes being dirty for too long.

I am going to show you every single brush and what I use it for.

Luxie 221 Flat Definer Brush 

I see a lot of people use this on their lower lash line to apply shadow very close to the waterline and that is exactly what I do. I also use it to blend out that exact same shadow just a little bit so it won't look too harsh down there.

This is the brush that started it all. This brush blends eyeshadows like a dream and also this brush is perfect for my matte colourpop shadows. I even use it clean without any product to blend out my work in the crease. 

Luxie 219 Eye Liner Brush

This is self explanatory. I use it for my gel liner and I love it. I get a beautiful wing liner with this brush. I also use this for my Mary Kay bold liquid liners because I don't like the wand on that product and this applies it beautifully. 

Luxie 217 Pencil Brush

I already have a mini pencil brush, but I wanted a bigger one and this one was perfect. I like to use this in the crease, inner corner, and my lower lash line. It blends out shadow like a dream. I also love to use this brush for colourpop eyeshadows. 

Overall, these are my holy grail brushes right here. These brushes are really great quality and perform amazingly. These are my go to brushes. I hear great things about their face brushes and I really want to try them out. 

Have you guys tried these out??? What do you think?? What other brushes from this line do you recommend??

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette

Hey guys!!!

Honestly I am always entering giveaways on YouTube and Instagram aanndd Superashley127 was having one a few months back. I entered like always and when she said I won I was sooo happy because she sent me products from Paris and other places she visited. One brand I can't go get in the store in Texas is Sleek Makeup.

I see quite a few YouTubers using the Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette and I had been wanting to try it out as usual. I was happy to see this product in this giveaway so I started using it as soon as I received the prize. 

This is the shade Light. The reason why I wanted to try this product was because of the highlight. OMG you see that swatch? I will say that if you are not careful you will apply too much. I did that once and BAM EXTREME HIGHLIGHT! Don't get me wrong I LOVE a strong highlight, but it was actually too much for me. I recommend a light hand with it.

The bronzer in the palette I love the shade. It is not too dark or not too light. It is the perfect shade for me to contour/bronze my skin. The blush is almost an orgasm dupe only thing I believe this one is a little more pigmented than orgasm. That shade is one of my favorite shades of blush so I am glad to have this dupe in my collection. 

These powders are very easy to blend. I had several mishaps with the highlight and the bronzer with me applying too much at 5:30am so all I do is grab my powder brush and it blends out nicely. I am so happy with this product that I am actually about to hit pan on the bronzer. 
The highlight as pigmented as it is it looks like it has a pinky undertone and it looks weird on my skin tone. When I am in a hurry I will use it, but otherwise I will mix it with the blush so I can have a really beautiful glowy skin.

Overall, I really love this product. It is practically holy grail status and if I go into a Sleek store(in NYC) I will definitely repurchase this. Thanks to Superashley127 for sending me this product. If you guys haven't checked her out you totally should I am obsessed with her videos.

What are some of your favorite Sleek products?? What should I try next??

Monday, February 8, 2016

Eyeshadow Junkie Tag Collab with DUDEWHERESMYLIPSTICK

Hey guys!!!

I saw LipglossLeslie do the Eyeshadow Junkie Tag and I thought I should do that tag because it was very interesting to me. I also thought maybe I should find someone to do a collaboration with and then we do the tag together. 

I am collaborating with DUDEWHERESMYLIPSTICK on instagram and her blog is I found her through instagram and I actually really enjoy her work. She does a lot more than I do and I feel like she does better at explaining herself with her reviews than I do. (I am still not 100% confident in my writing. It is a work in progress) 
You guys should totally go check her out if you are interested in reviews for recent makeup releases or even letting you guys know about upcoming releases. Go and check out her blog for this tag as well. I can't wait to see what she came up with.

Now on to the Eyeshadow Junkie Tag.

  • Favorite Drugstore Line for Eyeshadows??- L'OREAL Infallible Eyeshadows. I have tried a handful of shadows from the drugstore, but these tho.......these will always be the best I have ever tried. I want to collect them all to be quite honest because they are that amazing. They have great neutral colors and great color shades as well.

  • Favorite Eyeshadow Primer??- My favorite one of the moment is the Milani Eye Primer because it actually controls my oils on my eyelid and my shadows doesn't crease throughout the day. It is a great drugstore primer.

  • First eyeshadow purchase & do you still use it??- I got eyeshadows for my 15th birthday, but technically I didn't purchase those. My first official eyeshadow purchase was the 88 Original Palette by Coastal Scents. It is rare that I use it nowadays, but I still do if there is a color that I am looking for in this palette.

  • Best Drugstore Eyeshadow Dupe??- I was able to find a dupe, but it is not an exact dupe. It is in the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette, the shade "love", and the Wet n Wild coloricon Sweet as Candy palette, the shade "Eyelid", The Kat Von D shade is a little darker than the Wet n Wild one, but still close I think. What do you guys think??

  • Most Underrated eyeshadow or eyeshadow Palette?? (what you hear about the least, but LOVE)- I love the BH Cosmetics Eyes on the 80's Eyeshadow Palette. I love using colors on the daily basis so if I need a certain shade I can always go to this palette for it. I always use a white base before using these shadows. 

  • Favorite Single Eyeshadow??- My favorite single eyeshadow is Shaaanxo x Colourpop shadow in Deluxe. It is a beautiful bronze shade that I can wear anytime that I can't decide on what I want to do on my eyes. I don't use it as much since it is discontinued and I can't repurchase anymore...

  • Favorite Cream Shadow??- One of my favorites is the ELF Essential Smudge Pot in Back to Basics. I don't talk about it much, but when I want a gold eyeshadow look this is my go to for that. It lasts all day without creasing and my shadow, at the end of the day, looks like I just applied it. Great product for $3.

  • Favorite Neutral Eyeshadow??- My top favorite holy grail shadows are the ones in my BH Cosmetics ItsJudyTime Eyeshadow Palette and my Makeup Geek shadows. As you can see my ItsJudyTime Palette is very well loved and I have a backup. The neutral shades in this palette are so beautiful and blendable. My neutral Makeup Geek shadows are also well loved as you can see and again very beautiful and blendable. 

  • Favorite Colored Eyeshadow??- My favorite colored eyeshadows are the Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows. I have 3 of them and I definitely plan on getting more. These are so pigmented and amazing. They have 2 limited edition shades and I want to get them so bad. 

  • BEST EYESHADOW PALETTE EVER??!!- The best eyeshadow palette is the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette. My most favorite palette in my collection because it has neutrals and colors so it has everything I would need in one palette. It is limited edition and I try not to use it too much because if I use it up I will be sad. 

That is the Eyeshadow Junkie Tag. Anyone who wants to do this tag should go ahead and do it. Or even answer the questions in the comments. I am very curios on what you guys have to say.