Monday, June 29, 2015


There is something so satisfying when you finish up a beauty product. It's like checking something off a list. I find it interesting to see what others think of certain products after they have completely finished them so here are some of mine that I've recently (last 6 months) finished plus if I would repurchase or not! Have you finished anything recently and repurchased? I'd love to know!

Amlactin Moisturizing Body Lotion - Repurchase? Yes! I'm on my second bottle of this stuff and I love it. Best lotion I've used in a long time!

got2b hair powder - Repurchase? Yes! I would definitely repurchase this. It works just as good as if not better than SexyHair at a fraction of the cost. Plus it lasted me a little over a year! 

Bed Head After Party - Repurchase? Yes! I love the scent of this. It's the scent of freshly washed hair. I plan on repurchasing but I decided to try their new balm that is similar to this but gold and shimmery. So I'll let you know what I think!

Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! - Repurchase? Hell yes! This is by far the best dry shampoo I've tried. It gives my hair awesome lift and volume and soaks up that oil like nothing else! I already repurchased two bottles during Ulta's Tigi Sale!

Dior Plumping Lash Primer - Repurchase? Yes! This is my second tube and I love it. This time I added one drop of lavender essential oil to the tube and I think it's been helping my lashes grow longer and stronger in combination with this glorious formula.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light - Repurchase? Yes! There is still a little left. I really love this shade of powder and like to use it as an all over finishing powder. It brings life to my complexion. I have not repurchased yet because I have other shades to use up but I do plan on it. 

Benefit Gimme Brow - Repurchase? Yes! I will use nothing else. I've tried others and they just do not compare with this amazing formula. It builds volume and sets my brow powder. Amazing job Benefit!

Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara - Repurchase? YES! Hands down the best mascara formula I've tried. I will be repurchasing this for life. Holy grail!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blushes - Bittersweet, Rapture, Kinky, & Video

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there was an out of this world brand called Urban Decay...

Seriously though, Urban Decay knocks it out of the park over and over again with color and quality! They are definitely in my top ten brands. There hasn't been anything I've purchased that I haven't loved.
So we come to their new and permanent Afterglow 8 Hour Blushes... sigh. These are so gorgeous. I have purchased four shades, Bittersweet, Rapture, Kinky, and Video. All are super pigmented and finely milled. They blend effortlessly. Bittersweet and Video are matte shades while Rapture and Kinky are more of a satin finish. These really are multi purpose too because they would make great eyeshadows.

Bittersweet - A hot violet that is so trending right now. I was looking at this shade for a while but wasn't sure if I could pull it off. I was in Ulta and an Urban Decay rep was there so I had her test it on me. She actually used it as a contour and it looked awesome! I'm obsessed.

Rapture - I haven't played with this one much yet but I have a feeling it will be a Fall season favorite. It's a gorgeous plum with very very subtle shimmer. I can totally picture this with thick black lashes and a matte plum lip next season!

Kinky - Kinky is a golden peachy color. There is a soft golden sheen to this that really gets the skin glowing. It really is the perfect beach accessory this Summer. Throw this on with some mascara and lip balm and you are all set.

Video - This is the perfect matte neutral blush. It can work as contour or as an all over flush of color. It's almost like a bronzer color but with more a blush undertone. I would call this a rosy nude. I think if you are looking to try out the formula and not sure which shade to get this would be a safe bet.

(Left to Right) Bittersweet, Rapture, Kinky, & Video

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lashes & Lingerie - Contrasting Colors

Spring and Summer are full of life and color. I love the pop of yellow and purple together. It's a cheery combination that flows through these seasons. It's fun and flirty!

Adore Me's white and yellow lace set paired with a lush eggplant lip and a lavender mani will be sure to brighten things up in the dark. ;) 

Find Adore Me's sexy sets here!

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Natural Beauty Series - #banthebead

#banthebead is a campaign that Lush has been advertising about recently. Many exfoliating products from the drugstore and so on have used these small beads in their products. One of my favorite drugstore exfoliators from Neutrogena uses them. I never once thought that using that scrub would be harming the Earth. Those little beads are actually made from plastic. What? I had no idea. While other cleansers wash down the drain never to be thought of again those plastic beads linger forever and can even end up in our bodies. Ouch.

there are natural solutions!
Click here to read Lush's article on the bead.

Will you be banning the bead?


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Viseart - Neutral Matte Palette

Two obsessions of mine, neutrals and mattes. I love my Kryolan matte neutral palette. It is by far one of the best palettes I've ever purchased (post coming soon) so when I saw this Viseart palette I had to check it out. Because seriously, you can't have too many eyeshadow palettes full of neutrals or mattes. Duh :)

This brand is new to me. I only ever saw it on Sephora's website but I know now that they are available other sites too. It is definitely a splurge product at $80. So if you can, try and scoop it up during one of Sephora's sales.

I found the pigmentation to be good and I love the color choices. You have everything you would need color-wise right here in one spot. Eyeshadow primer is definitely a must when using this palette. Some shades do blend and have better pay off than others but over all I was pleased. I just don't know if it is worth $80. 

I will say is that this palette would be great for makeup artists who are building their kit. It is a very travel friendly piece that will make a fabulous kit addition. The way the shadows can be built up or sheered out is a great artistic aspect. Definitely a plus!


Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday Favorites!

This week I have two favorites! Colourpop's highlighter in Spoon and Clinique's Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer. I have just recently started using these this week and so far I am loving both.

Clinique's Turnaround line is new for Spring/Summer 2015. The line includes an oil, peel, daytime moisturizer, etc. I was really intrigued by their claims, "plumped, renewed, lit from within skin". Anything that will make my skin look glowy, illuminated, or lit from within I need. Sephora had a rewards set of everything so I spent 500 points and picked it up. So far I have only tried the overnight moisturizer and I have to say the first night I used it, I woke up the next morning to baby soft skin. I also feel like my skin is brighter. I can't say what the long term effects are but if you want something instant this is definitely something to check out!

As for Colourpop's highlighters, so much glowy goodness! I ordered two of them after seeing how gorgeous they looked in photos. For $8 you really can't go wrong. Spoon is so gorgeous! They describe the shade as "A light silver champagne with multi-dimensional silver flecks, that is sure to get you forked." Gotta love their descriptions! I would say the description is accurate. I can't wait to try more colors. 
Have a great weekend!