Monday, February 24, 2014

Make Up Look: Easy Everyday Brown Eyes

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you a very easy make up look that I have been wearing to class and work a lot recently. This look uses a lot of drugstore make up ( with a few high end) which I think is really nice because I hate seeing make up that I love but can't easily get the make up to recreate the look with. I started off with L'oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation in 320 Natural Beige. I love this foundation for a quick look because it is really light and looks natural. Next, I applied Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Light  underneath my eyes. I set my face make up with Airspun Loose Face Powder in Naturally Neutral. I bought this after seeing Tati from GlamLifeGuru talking about it in a Madness Monday video and I have to say I really like it. I didn't use any blush or bronzer with this look but I did highlight my cheekbones with Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in Flush of Pearl. For my brows, I used Benefit's Gimme Brow. I love this stuff for a quick easy way to get my eyebrows into place. I followed that up with Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast as a brow bone highlight.  For my eyes, I applied Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze all over my lid. Then I went in with a fluffy brush and applied Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment in Downtown Brown in my crease and lower lash line. Finally, I took Kitten by Stila and used it as an inner corner highlight. I applied Rimmel ScandalEYES Eyeliner in Nude into my waterline and topped off my eyes with a few coats of Calvin Klein Mascara that I got from Ulta as my birthday gift. Finally I put a little bit of Maybelline Color Whisper in One Size Fits Pearl on my lips.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look!

Lots of Love,

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sephora Mini Haul

Top to Bottom: Rouge Artist Natural N9 and Grape by Bite Beauty

Hello Everyone!

First thing first, I want to thank you guys for getting me to 100 on GFC! I am honestly so happy and excited. I can't believe 100 people read my blog! HUGE THANK YOU :) :)

Next, today I am sharing with you a few things I picked up at Sephora for my birthday. First is the Make Up For Ever Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift. This little gem comes with a mini Smoky Extravagant Mascara and a mini Rouge Artist Natural N9 Lipstick. The brush on the mascara looks really interesting; it is almost triangle shaped and I never tried anything like it before. The lipstick is a nice deep natural rosy pink color. I really like it for a winter rosy lip. Next, I got the Gimme Brow from Benefit in medium/deep. I have used this a few times already and I really enjoy it on days I don't feel like filling in my brows but they need a little control. It is really easy to use and it keeps my brows in place all day. Lastly, I got a Matte Lip Crayon from Bite Beauty in Grape. The name makes it sound really purple but it is actually more a lavender with a pinky undertone. I really want to do a FOTD with this color. I think it is so unique.

Anyways, I hope you're having a good week!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Let's Travel the World and Afternoon Tea

L to R: Let's Travel The World, Afternoon Tea

Hello Everyone!
Today I am going to talk about the very new Tanya Burr Lipglosses. I am so happy that I was able to order these before they became out of stock. You can get them on Tanya is one of the first youtubers I started watching and it is amazing to see how far she has come. I am so proud and happy for her! Above all else, us make up lovers get other line of make up to try out and play with. I was so excited when I saw the box in my mailbox.

First of all, I love the packaging. It feels really high end especially the glass tube. I love the soft rounded square shape. It just feels luxurious. The two colors that I got are Let's Travel The World and Afternoon Tea. Let's Travel The World is a red with orange undertones. It is a bit sheer so it is nice for adding some color to different lipsticks. Afternoon Tea is a more opaque rosy pink color. Afternoon Tea is my favorite of the two because it is just that perfect everyday lip gloss color. I also think it would look nice on just about every skin tone. As for lasting power, I would say they last as long as the average lipgloss does around 2 hours.

My absolute favorite thing about these lipglosses is the texture. It goes on so smoothly and doesn't feel sticky at all. It is honestly a dream come true. I would go as far as saying that these are as smooth as my MAC glosses.

Overall, you can't go wrong with these. From the cute names to the smooth texture to the affordable prices, these glosses are lovely. I highly recommend these to everyone out there! If you have tried these, let me know your favorite color!

Lots of Love,

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Rimmel Addiction Continues...

L to R: Chestnut Taupe, Peachy Apricot and Flush of Pearl
Hello everyone!

Recently I have noticed a pattern. I got into Walmart for something like notecards or tissues and I walk out with Rimmel. Some of you might already know that Rimmel is my favorite drugstore brand. They always have amazing quality and wallet friendly prices especially at Walmart. Walmart also has a bigger range of products from Rimmel than other drugstores. Today was no different as I went to Walmart for a notebook and walked out with three lovely things from Rimmel. They are the new ScandalEYES Eye Shadow Paint in 004 Peachy Apricot and 007 Chestnut Taupe and Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in 001 Flush of Pearl.

I have never seen or heard anything about the Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch before so I was definitely interested. I don't think it is anything new but I honestly couldn't tell you when it came out or why this Walmart was the only place I have ever seen it. However, the name of the color is what really got me to buy it: Flush of Pearl. This instantly made me think of Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl and I got curious if this could possibly be a much cheaper dupe for it. I will definitely be going a comparative post about it soon. So far from the swatch, it looks like a really nice lightly shimmery pearly beige highlight. Personally, I think there would be more highlights at the drugstore.

On the other hand, I have heard about the ScandalEYES Eye Shadow Paints before. The idea of a paint eyeshadow is kind of funny to think about but after swatching them, I can see why they are called that. These paints do not move at all! They would definitely make amazing bases or just to wear on their own for a quick and easy look. I saw 8 colors at Walmart and I picked up 2: 004 Peachy Apricot and 007 Chestnut Taupe. They are both beautiful. Peachy Apricot is metallic light bronze color with a hint of peach in it while Chestnut Taupe is a light metallic taupe color with purple undertones to it. I can not wait to use these on my eyes!

Have you tried these out?
Lots of Love,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume

Hello Everyone!

Normally when it comes to drugstore mascaras I am very loyal to Maybelline. I feel like Maybelline just does some amazing mascaras for wallet friendly prices. However last month when I was in CVS, I felt a little risky and wanted to try something different. I have heard lots of great review on the CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara so I picked it up and I am so glad I did! My favorite thing about this mascara is the brush. It allows for really nice separation of the lashes and it gets right into the inner corner nicely. LashBlast gives lots of volume so if that is something you are looking for, this is the drugstore mascara for you! It does give some length but not as well as some of my other drugstore mascaras such as Maybelline's Falsies. Overall, for the price you pay for it (under 8 dollars at CVS), it is an amazing mascara. It gives volume, it thickens, and it adds drama to your eyes. Also it holds a curl well and it hasn't smudged on me! If you are currently on the hunt for a new drugstore mascara, I highly recommend you check this one out!

What is your favorite drugstore mascara?
Lots of love,

Friday, February 7, 2014

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist by rena-blank 

Hello Everyone! 
 My 20th Birthday is coming up this Monday! Very exciting. I thought this would be a good time to do another wishlist. Here are a few things I am hoping for or that I will buy myself after my birthday! 

New Camera 
Ocean Salt Scrub by Lush
One Direction Concert Tickets 
New Beanie 
New Planer 
Tom Ford Lipstick 
Daisy by Marc Jacobs 
Total Moisture Facial Cream by Benefit 

What have you been lusting over lately? 
Lots of love, 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: NYX Powder Blushes

Hello Everyone! 
I hope you are all having a great week. It is already Wednesday so the weekend is near! Anyways, I have really been loving blushes this winter. I think they give a very nice finish to the pale snowy winter look ( if that makes any sense). I have especially been loving my NYX Powder Blushes. They are great quality and wallet friendly. I have three of these in the colors: Mocha, Terra Cotta, Desert Rose. Lets talk about how beautiful all three of these colors are. Terra Cotta is a gorgeous bronze shimmer color that looks amazing with taupe eyes. I am especially looking forward to wearing it during the fall. Mocha is a beautiful almost matte rose blush. It leaves a lovely natural look. Desert Rose is that perfect "I was just outside in the cold" blush. It gives a really nice rosy tone.  
L to R: Mocha, Terra Cotta, Desert Rose

L to R: Mocha, Terra Cotta, Desert Rose
They have amazing lasting power. I put some on with a blush brush in the morning and even after going to class, lunch, class again and work, it still looks amazing. They really last at least 7 hours. They are also very pigmented. A little bit goes a very long way. I honestly just gently tap my brush into it and it is more than enough color. The packaging is not bad either. I mean it is not as pretty as the Benefit blushes or as sleek as the NARS blushes but they are small, cute and clearly show the color. Also I like how the top is see through. It is so much easier to find the color I am looking for. 
Overall, If you have not checked out these blushes yet, you have to! They retail for around 5 dollars at Ulta. If you already own some, let me know your favorite colors! I really want to expand my NYX Blush collection. 
Lots of Love, 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Make Up Look: Cara Delevingne

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a snow day from university (woot!) so instead of catching up on some readings, I've decided to play with some make up. Cara Delevingne is absolutely beautiful and I have really enjoyed stalking  browsing her make up looks. I really love this look and I think it is going to be such a nice look for the spring. Let me know what you think!

Products used: 
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 HR Foundation 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
NARS Orgasm Bronzer 
NYX Terra Cotta Blush
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Stila In The Light Palette 
Stila Emerald Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner 
Stila Stingray Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner 
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner
Covergirl LashBlast 
Maybelline  885 Vibrant Mandarin Lipstick 
Maybelline Color Whisper Orange Attitude 

Lots of Love,

Sunday, February 2, 2014

January Favorites

Hello Everyone! 

It is already time for the first favorites post of 2014. Personally, I think it is nuts. The last week or so have been really nuts with the start of a new semester but I am really excited for February since it is my birthday month ( cough February 10th couch cough). I don't have too many favorites this month but the  ones I do have, I have really enjoyed and they have been working really well for me. My first favorite is the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter. I have been spending a lot of time in the pool lately because of work and it has been making my hair really dry. I started using this on days I've been in the pool and oh my god, my hair feels so much softer and strong! My next favorites are two masks from Lush: Cupcake Mask and Catastrophic Cosmetic Mask. My skin has been really weird this month. It  has been feeling greasy for which I use the Cupcake Mask and I have been breaking out which I use the Catastrophic Mask for. They both work really well and smell amazing. My favorite smell this month has been Love Spell by Victoria's Secret. It is such a flirty fresh smell and I love it so much that I have the body mist and the eau de toilette. I have also discovered an amazing mascara this month: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume. It reminds me a lot of Benefit's They're Real! It is amazing for length and volume AND is wallet friendly. Lastly, I have been loving the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in very fair/ light. It is great for the under eye. It does a great job covering up circles and highlighting. 

What have you been loving?
Lots of Love, 

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