Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fall Favorites Tag 2015 πŸƒπŸπŸŒ²πŸ‚

⏩ Hey lovies! I was tagged by Ashley Shepherd (channel - https://goo.gl/4cJSdb) here on YouTube to do this Fall Favorites tag started by Jaclyn Hill this year! I had a lot of fun sharing my favorites for the season and some childhood stories! If you would like to do this tag here are the questions!

Favorite Fall Candle
Favorite Lip Color
Favorite Drink
Favorite Blush
Favorite Clothing Item
Favorite Fall Movie
Favorite Fall TV Show
Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Favorite Halloween Costume

♥ I tag: ♥
Tiffany Leeanne https://goo.gl/u7rAaf
LittleBlackDress88 https://youtube.com/user/littleblackdress88
Jennie Deng https://youtube.com/user/MrChooby003
Lauren Alexandra https://goo.gl/O2Gmi7
Beauty by Jobeth https://goo.gl/iygrq6

Also Mentioned: LoveAmberxo https://youtube.com/user/LoveAmberxo

♥ Products Mentioned ♥
Cranberry Woods – It was just on the website when I made the video! It should still be in stores =(
The scent is still available in wallflower form http://goo.gl/7OZyc9
Maybelline Touch of Spice http://goo.gl/13OaZn
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Vintage http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen and Translyvania http://goo.gl/dOBSlu
NYX Powder Blush in Mocha http://goo.gl/cGf3P4
MAC Sheertone Blush in Peachtwist http://goo.gl/ojvcCL
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Serenely - LE

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS – Anastasia Beverly Hills in Lovely http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ
NAILS – OPI in a Holidaze Gwen Stefani 2014 collection (LE) http://goo.gl/baMiHc
EYES – Tarte Sweet Dreams Palette Holiday 2014 (LE)
BRACELET – Crystal Eye by sold by Velvet Caviar http://goo.gl/N0HVnW
SCARF - Lightweight Aztec scarf SOLD OUT by http://mooncats.com

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Raggedy Ann/Doll Full Glam Tutorial

Hey lovies! I am so sad that I didn't have this up in time for Halloween this year! I still wanted to share this Raggedy Ann doll look for those that love watching tutorials! I included everything for a full glam face including a cut crease, glitter, and working with cream products! I'm still acting brand new about this tutorial biz, so please bear with me 😘 Do you like the setup, minus the lighting change when I zoomed?

♥ Products Used ♥
Revlon ColorStay in Golden Beige http://goo.gl/xvF2q6
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown ttp://goo.gl/b5Oduf
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot http://goo.gl/Gptk13
MAC Cork E/S http://goo.gl/vZF3SN
MAC Brule E/S http://goo.gl/aZH2tU
MAC Swiss Chocolate E/S http://goo.gl/Hzcq0a
MAC Charcoal Brown E/S http://goo.gl/EIXzKT
MAC Carbon E/S http://goo.gl/U8FQmf
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese http://goo.gl/wxhLd5
MAC Vanilla Pigment http://goo.gl/p2kT8I
LA Girl Pro Conceal Classic Ivory
LA Girl Pro Conceal Warm Sand
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow http://goo.gl/rRgS3o
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black http://goo.gl/V08Oom
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Plush Red http://goo.gl/d0psmg
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Jet http://goo.gl/bVFdZX
Fright Night Batgirl Lashes found at Walgreens
Forever 21 Lashes (old)
LA Splash Splash Proof Eyeshadow Sealer
Forever 21 All Over Face and Body Glitter (old)
Anastasia Contour Kit in Light to Medium – Fawn & Banana http://goo.gl/t9bg77
NYX Powder Blush in Mocha http://goo.gl/cGf3P4
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in American Doll http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
CONTACTS: Geo Super Angel in Grey http://goo.gl/xyYXfg
NAILS: OPI "Dating a Royal" http://goo.gl/Q2rma6
COSTUME: Leg Avenue “Darling Dollie”
RATCHET WIG: Costumes USA “Fly Girl Fro” Wig
SOCKS: Leg Avenue Nylon Striped Thigh Highs
Mary Jane shoes are past season from Forever 21

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Destin Travel Vlog

⏩ Hello lovies! I for one am going to miss the Summer! Join me in reminiscing the summer sun, white sand, and crystal waters from my Destin, FL trip! If you ever think about visiting, do it! It is so worth it and relaxing. xoxo πŸ’‹πŸ’›πŸ‘™☀️ Now are we ready for fall? I would love to do a fall makeup tutorial!

♥ Products shown ♥
Big Mouth Toys Flamingo Pool Float http://goo.gl/JQzZAt
Big Mouth Toys Pink Donut Pool Float http://goo.gl/GNBe50

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks in American Doll, Sweet Talker, and Unicorn  http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ
NAILS: China Glaze “Flip-Flip Fantasy” http://goo.gl/DNpAIP

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Home Decor Haul

⏩ Hello lovies! Here are a few cute things I've been collecting for my home! I love home dΓ©cor, it makes me so happy and makes me feel comfortable! I hope this video inspires you to go treasure hunting for your own pieces!

♥ Products Mentioned ♥
Burlington Lipstick Holder
Similar Threshold Dip Bowls: http://goo.gl/9tAMtl
Threshold Pinched Pleat Duvet Cover Set: http://goo.gl/MRwLp3
Similar Threshold Organic Sheet Sets: http://goo.gl/ShqVDw
Ross teacup and saucer
Ross printed floral canvases

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in “Heathers” http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ
EYES: Would you like a tutorial? Lid color is MAC “Nocturnal”
NAILS: China Glaze “Below Deck" http://goo.gl/xrzUEB
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0 http://goo.gl/FLrMm3 & Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless http://goo.gl/iBAj7Y
Accessories are Forever 21, scarf is Abercrombie

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Vlog: Htown and Texas City πŸ’₯ First Time at Benihana | ▶️ YouTube Creator Day?


⏩ Hello lovies! This is a vlog of my last two trips to Texas combined. It is still shaky because it's recorded from my S5, so please bear with me! Also, I wanted to come on here and say I attended Houston creator day on the 18th! It was fun and I will post a vlog soon.

πŸŽ₯ Previous videos:
Saving $$ at Sephora | Collective Haul: https://goo.gl/oTcGs0
August Favorites 2015: https://goo.gl/WsVhgV

Houston Travel Vlog: https://goo.gl/pMDKji

♥ Restaurants Visited ♥

Benihana on Westheimer, Downtown Houston

Benihana was a pleasant experience. Known for being the original teppanyaki joints, this please did not disappoint (minus the lack of fire, some people just have to ruin it for everyone)We started with the Sumo roll. Perfect for those who love the perfect amount of sauce drowning your roll, with a warm feeling from it being baked. From the Tappan menu, we ordered the Deluxe Treat with Filet Mignon and Lobster, along with soup, salad, and ice cream and orders of shrimp fried rice. All of our tappan items were exemplary of what hibachi food should be! I especially loved the lobster. It was succulent, buttery, and sweet. Imagine the best snow crabs pre-dipped in butter with the soft yet springy texture of perfect lobster. Since it was my boyfriend's and my birthday, they sat a Benihana chef's hat upon my head, sang me happy birthday, and stuck a chocolate Pocky stick in my ice cream! Next year I'll be sure to be signed up for the Chef's Table to receive a $30 gift card each on our birthday!

Tea Bar and Organics on Bellaire, China Town Houston

This is one of the boba places are are open a litter later than the rest on Bellaire. This place is mediocre. Drinks aren't packed with flavor which can be a good thing based on your preference. Sometimes your drink is served in a mug, other times in a paper cup. You receive a discount for to-go, but not if you dine in and they give you a to-go cup. Weird. Just another place where service is inconsistent. I only come here when it's late and I want boba.

Taqueria Vallarta on Palmer hwy, Texas City

If you're ever in Texas City looking for authentic food, this is your place. Very humble establishment with a focus on food without frills. I left satisfied with plenty of leftovers.

Masa Sushi on W FM 646, Dickenson Texas

Their lunch specials are extremely affordable. The bill will not hurt your pocket at all. But you get what you pay for. The sushi itself is average and the sushi rice is not seasoned to my liking.  Service is always great and I always leave full. Great place for a quick lunch with lots of decor to look at.

Tan Tan on Bellaire, China Town Houston

 This is another late night restaurant I visit just because it's open. I frequent this place often because I can't get enough Banh Bot Chien, or um roughly translated, fried batter (in an omelette served with special ponzu-like sauce). Hot pot is decent, we enjoy the Vietnamese style with a variety of meat and seafood. Service is very rough though. Don't expect to be attended to very much.

Basil House on Palmer hwy, Texas City

Decent place in Texas city to get Vietnamese and Thai food. Nothing mind blowing, but satiating.

Honey Bee Teahouse on Bellaire, China Town Houston

I am normally satisfied when I come here with taste and service, but last time it was a bit odd. My egg pudding tasted rather soapy. Other than that, the menu is vast and the atmosphere is bright and very bee themed. It's a busy place but an okay place to study if you don't mind the traffic.

Russo's New York Pizzeria W FM 646, League City Texas

 This. Place. Russo's hits all the points I want in a NY style slice of pie. Great cheese, crispy underneath and thin. We ordered by the slice and topping. The only downside... It leaves you running to the bathroom when you get home. Yikes!

Jimmy Changa's on Gulf fwy, League City Texas

This place is modern "Fresh Mex." The place looks geared toward fun and family with a jungle gym, free ice cream, and plenty of booth options.  Decor has cute pops of monkeys with bananas. We the taquitos with queso and avocado ranch. SO. DELICIOUS. Great app and very filling. By the time we got to our entrees we were nearly full. We got the pollo marisco with a delicious but rich sauce. We also tried the 9ine layer Mexican lasagna. It was packed with that "Mexican" flavor and a little overpowering. Picture that taco beef you had in school between layers of pasta and cheese.

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in “Craft” http://goo.gl/6A1ESZ
NAILS: China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le” http://goo.gl/d9rJnF

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Saving Money at Sephora πŸ’° | Appreciation Week & Collective Haul 2015

⏩ Hello lovies! In this video I share my tips on cashback with Ebates, the past Sephora Appreciation event in August, and collective haul! I'm loving the purposeful items that I got!


πŸ’₯ For those not aware, Ebates is a cashback program linked to many different retailers. Just sign up, open retailer through Ebates, and shop within the visit! Upon your first $25 purchase, you will receive a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart, Macy's, Target, Kohl's OR a $5 cash back credit on Ebates! I personally chose Wal-Mart. Continue to shop and get your cash back quarterly! I always use it to save at least 4% on Sephora when there isn't a deal going on! They also have an awesome referral program that lets you earn more money when you refer friends!

πŸ’₯ This video also contains items I received from Sephora Appreciation Week that happened in August. Beauty Insiders received 2x the points, VIB's received 3x, and VIB Rouge members receive 4x! While this offer is no longer available, it is definitely great to look forward to next year! Some other events to look for: Friends & Family (not open for the public, so it's nice to make a friend at Sephora!) and the VIB sale!

♥πŸ’°How I save money on Sephora πŸ’΅  ♥
Referral link: http://goo.gl/FnXdbD*

πŸŽ₯ My last two videos:
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Drugstore and Sally Haul https://goo.gl/UIHGr6

♥ Products Mentioned ♥ Click to shop!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette
Too Faced Most Loved set
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder
Bumble and bumble PrΓͺt-Γ -Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills brush #12
Too Faced Lip Insurance
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer
Glamglow Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Prague
LID: MAC Stacked 2! pigment
NAILS: O.P.I. “Put it in Neutral”  on top of China Glaze “White on White
CUTAWAY NAILS: The Body Shop Color Crush in “Meet Me at Dusk
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0
Accessories are Forever 21, Evil Eye Bracelet from Velvet Caviar

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

August Favorites 2015 | 3.2K, Contour Products, Brushes & More!

⏩ Hello lovies! We are back with this month's favorites! Check out some of my rediscovered products and things I'm loving this month!

And of course thank you for 3.2! It's taken a long time to get here, so let's keep it going to 3500! Don' forget to like and subscribe!

πŸŽ₯ My last two videos:
Drugstore and Sally Haul
What's in My Backpack

Sephora VIB Haul 2014:

♥ Products Mentioned ♥
Anastasia Contour Cream Kit Light – has been reformulated
LA Girl Pro Conceal in Creamy Beige
LA Splash Eyeshadow Sealer Base (currently not available in the US =[ I didn't know!)
Milani Powder Blush in “Coral Cove”
MAC Sheertone Blush in Peachtwist
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Addis Ababa” and “Prague”
Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush
Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Lovely” 
LID: MAC Stacked 2! pigment
NAILS: O.P.I. “Put it in Neutral” on top of China Glaze “White on White
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0
Accessories are Forever 21, Evil Eye Bracelet from Velvet Caviar

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Drugstore and Sally Beauty Haul

⏩ Hello lovies! Everyone loves affordable makeup! Watch for what I picked up at the local drug store!

πŸŽ₯ My last two videos:
What's in my Backpack and Haul
My First Favorites for July/Birthday!

♥ Products Mentioned ♥ Click to shop
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless
Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara "Blackest Black"
Rimmel Lash Accelerator “Extreme Black”
NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippes in “Pomegranate Margarita” “Berry Mojito” “Pink Bikini”
NYX Butter Lipstick in “Hunk”
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids “Hot Plum” “Brazen Berry
Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Mattes – All 10 new shades
Milani Powder Blush in “Coral Cove”
Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”
Neutrogena Make-Up Cleansing Towelettes 7 ct
Herbal Essences Blow Out Shampoo & Conditioner
Julie G Candy Shoppe Colors Jelly Bean Finish “Licorice Twist” “Pixie Stick” “Sweet Tooth”
China Glaze “Flip-Flip Fantasy”  and “Under the Boardwalk
O.P.I. “Put it in Neutral” &  “Petal Soft
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Gelous Advanced Nail Coat
ORLY Nail Lacquer Thinner


♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Carina
LID: MAC “Shroom” on the lid
NAILS: China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0
Accessories are Forever 21

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

What's in My Backpack 2015


⏩ Hello lovies! Check out what's in my backpack and new supplies I have for the new school year!

πŸŽ₯ My last two videos:
My First Favorites for July/Birthday! http://goo.gl/2orLpg
Neutral Eyes and Bold Lips https://goo.gl/oR8LfR

♥ Products Mentioned ♥
SIMILAR BACKPACKS
- Classic Canvas Backpack in Navy http://goo.gl/GmoG59
- Classic Striped Backpack in Navy/White http://goo.gl/DHl4x4
Timesmart Monthly Planner http://goo.gl/k3SDfT
Sharpie Accent Generation Highlighters http://goo.gl/qOcZoL
SIMILAR/plain Hello Kitty Molded Flash Drive http://goo.gl/qa6XGb
BIC Xtra Shina Mechanical Pencils http://goo.gl/1g2gHa
Sharpie Neon Permanent Markers http://goo.gl/ENVWVY
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter http://goo.gl/lMByjP


♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Craft” http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ
NAILS: China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le” http://goo.gl/d9rJnF
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0 http://goo.gl/FLrMm3
Dress and hat are Forever 21

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My First Favorites: July/Birthday 2015

⏩ Hello lovies! So excited for my first favorites! Check out what I'm loving for my birthday month of July! I cover makeup, skin care, and nails in this month's favorites


♥ Products Mentioned ♥
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Travel Backpack Mariska in Smoked Almond  (Purchased at Marshall's)
  • A cute, elevated leather backpack.
  • Gold colored hardware.
  • Durable handle and can be worn on the arm.
  • Spacious and deep. Cloth lining.
  • Two side pockets, and one zip compartment.
  • Flap is zippered to allow for storage. Monogrammed cloth lining.
  •  Birthday gift at Sephora
  • Creamy consistency
  • Cruella - Red matte
  • Rikugien - Mauve satin
  • Not long lasting
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks in “Sweet Talker” and “Craft”
  • Sweet talker - cool toned medium pink
  • Craft - Rich berry mauve
  • Liquid lipsticks are opaque, long lasting, sometimes patchy in application 
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Opal”
  • Cult favorite
  • Golden opal pearl highlight
  • Consistency is smooth
  • Powder kicks up
  • Received in a Tarte value bundle
  • Mix in with foudation for dewy glow
  • Press into face as beauty oil
Glam Glow Super Mud (link to full size)
  • Mud mask which brings impurities to the surface of skin
  • Visibly see results from oil in pores
  • Reduces breakouts and redness
Real Techniques Contour and Buffing Brushes from Core Collection 
  • Synthetic hair brushes
  • Great for working with creams
  • Soft bristles
  • Hardly sheds
Sally Hansen Cuticle Cream 
  • Apricot scent
  • Instant moisture for dry cuticles and nails
  • Great matte finish
  • Can chip easily with regular coats of polish
China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le”  and “Below Deck"
  •  Secret Peri-Wink-le - great periwinkle/cornflour blue shade
  • Below Deck - Deep mauve-purple shade
  • Mid brand, lasts about 3-5 days with regular wear
  • My go-to!
  • Instantly moisturizes dry skin
  • Helps with damaged/peeling skin
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap Rose  (available at most grocery stores)
  • My use is for brushing cleansing
  • Cleans brushes in 1 to 2 passes
  • Kind of dries out hands when used for long periods (i.e. washing brushes)
  • Smell if a bit offensive when it dries 
  • Will definitely try a different scent

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills in “American Doll” http://goo.gl/OjYrAQ and “Heathers” http://goo.gl/6A1ESZ
LID: MAC “Shroom” on the lid http://goo.gl/prIXgg
NAILS: China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le” http://goo.gl/d9rJnF
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0 http://goo.gl/FLrMm3
Accessories are Forever 21

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Tutorial: Neutral Eyes and Bold Lips


⏩Hello lovies! I haven't done a makeup tutorial for quite a while! This technique was requested by my sister. I paired the eyes with a fun pink lip and love how the finished look came out. I also tried track motion for the first time and I worked really hard on it! So I hope you enjoy!

⏩Do me a solid and don't watch in HD. Homegirl turned up the sharpness too high. I don't see mistakes in filming but I see them editing.

πŸŽ₯ My last two videos:
My First Empties! June/July 2015 https://goo.gl/lrxKbs
Houston Travel Vlog https://goo.gl/pMDKji

♥ Products Used ♥
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in “Golden Beige”http://goo.gl/xvF2q6
Mixed with Tarte Maracuja Oil http://goo.gl/1Am8G2
MAC “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot http://goo.gl/Gptk13
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “French Fries” http://goo.gl/5zcyTP
Jaclyn Hill Favorites by Morphe (buy individual shadows at http://morphebrushes.com)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense http://goo.gl/V08Oom
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in Dark Brown http://goo.gl/b5Oduf
Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette http://goo.gl/QnxLX0
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette in Light to Medium http://goo.gl/t9bg77
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Sweet Talker” http://goo.gl/6A1ESZ
Coty Powder in Translucent http://goo.gl/4RNQbI
Milani Powder Blush in “Coral Cove” http://goo.gl/FlbqKd
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Opal” http://goo.gl/mIKR06
NARS Laguna Bronzer http://goo.gl/2HgoEq
Nghia Beauty Lashes

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

My First Empties! June/July 2015


Hello makeup lovers! I have been hoarding empty beauty products for quite some time. Click to watch my thoughts or read below.


♥ Products Mentioned ♥

Revlon Lip Butter Lipstick “Strawberry Shortcake”

This is probably the only lipstick I've finished off. I bought quite a few shades from this collection and this is the shade that I gravitated toward most. The finish was truly like butter, sheer enough to be worn as an everyday color, but can be worn a little opaque as well. The downside to the consistency, because of its softness I probably layered on a lot of product and finished it faster than I should have.

Fresh Sugar – Lip Treatment SPF 15

I'm on the fence on this product. It's definitely a maintainer and prevented me from getting dry lips during the winter, but I can still get flaky lips. I have repurchased this item, but for the price of $22.50 I probably will pass if I don't fall in love with it.

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil “French Fries”

This is my favorite base shade for a neutral smoky eye. Jumbo Eye Pencils have been a cult favorite for quite some time. I love the creaminess for blending and really gives a boost to your eyeshadow pigmentation. The downside of these is that I haven't found a sharpener for it and I ended up wasting a lot of product that I couldn't get to, however I did repurchase this shade.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

My favorite shadow primer! I love the consistency of this product over UDPP. It's more of a liquid and works for my normal to oily lids. I'm on my third or fourth tube! I also enjoy the tube packaging so I can squeeze out just the right amount. I have started using MAC Soft Ochre, but this will always be a favorite in my heart.

Stila Convertible Eye Color Dual Shadow and Liner “Onyx”

This is probably a product I regret buying. I was convinced to get this from a Sephora employee and the creaminess ran down my face easily! The white shadow shade was super white and can be pretty if used right, but I just didn't enjoy this for the price tag.

L'Oreal Lineur Intense "Carbon Black"

 I've owned both the felt tips and brush liners in these, and I have a love-hate relationship. I prefer the brush tip for sure. I love the liquid formula and how easy it is to use. My only gripe is that I wish it was waterproof! It flakes when you rub your eyes and disappears with water. Eep!

Katie B Cosmetics Mineal Magic “G200”

 This product is a self setting mineral foundation. It was great in a pinch when I needed to even out my skin tone on the go. The liquid set to powder and had a great finish.

E.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer “Nude”

 Smelled like aloe. Very liquidy and runny. Light coverage. That's what you get for the price.

Revlon ColorStay “Warm Golden” & “Natural Tan”

 Another one of my favs! This has been my holy grail drug store foundation for years. I love it even more mixed in with Tarte Maracuja Oil. The foundation gives coverage. The biggest con is the smell, but I've gotten used to it. I am wearing "Golden Beige" here.

NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation “Soft Beige”

 I loved this foundation as a full coverage setting powder. I didn't really like it on its own because I ca never get powders to cover my broken capillaries and redness. I have repurchased this item but I have yet to use it.

MAC Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Powder & Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder

 I owned these when I probably couldn't appreciate them. They did get me flashback in photos but did a great job setting my foundation and gave a great finish in person and in video.

MAC Fix+

This bottle was before MAC reformulated Fix+. Again, I owned this before I could really appreciate the product, but at the time I felt it didn't do much but refresh my face after putting a pound of makeup on. I repurchased the new formulation and the new one performs great.

L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub

When I started actually taking care of my skin, this was one of the products I used. This product got my face clean. However, when I was getting toward the end I was actually breaking out more from it. My face most likely got used to the ingredients or doesn't respond well to salicylic anymore. I still have a bit of product left and I definitely won't be repurchasing.  As far as the scrublet, I felt it worked at first as well, but to be honest I don't feel like the silicone protrusions work scrubbing my pores.

Up & Up Makeup Remover


This is the Target brand of makeup remover. This product felt oily on the skin but got the job done. Will not repurchase.

Neutrogena makeup cleansing wipes

These! What was my life without these! I recently went on a trip without them with intentions of buying them and I felt like I was about to die! These do a great job of removing a full face of makeup with half of a wipe. When I have more stubborn days sometimes I get residual makeup when I cleanse and tone my face, but that's probably more attributed to me not wanting to use a whole wipe for one day.

Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray

My fav for years! This product allows me to get a soft hold without the crunchiness. It also has a great scent. I usually spray this when I curl my hair.

CHI Silk Infusion

I've always had this laying around but never really appreciated it. This product is applied to preferably wet hair and blow dried out. It provides your hair with oil and makes my dry hair silky smooth. Also has a great salon product smell.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

Really disappointed that the spray nozzle broke! I went through a whole can before this one, and when I try to use the broken one it leaves me with little flakes of product.



 That is all for now. I had to cut out some products for time constraints, so hopefully I will have some products at the end of August or September!



♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Craft
Becca Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
Milani Powder Blush "Coral Cove"
Revlon ColorStay Foundation "Golden Beige"
Ardell Wispies
China Glaze “Under the Boardwalk”

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

πŸš— Houston Travel Diary: Shaved Ice🍧, Best Hotdogs, Crazy Gas Station!



⏩Hey guys! It's been a while since I've vlogged! This is my first food vlog so I'm new to explaining what I'm doing while trying to live my life. Mostly shot on my Samsung S5! This was my last trip to Houston and I'm always asked about recommendations on where to go. Luckily, I have family who lives there so I'm always trying new places! I also go quite often so I plan to continue these in the future, hopefully shorter and more steady!


 Tan Tan on Bellaire

Tan Tan is one of those restaurants with that you just can't stay away from once you're hooked. Known for their Banh Bot Chien and terrible service, I always find myself here. My last experience took the cake. Meeting people in Houston is a task. We waited for my cousin to arrive and when he was 5 minutes away, we put in the order for our hotpot. The entire time we were wondering why the portion was so small compared to last time on top of the price going up. When we received the bill, we found out that they only put in the order for two! We repeatedly told our server it was going to be three and she kept treating us like it was just us two (two place settings when asked). No bueno for two hungry guys and a foodie. But the food is just so good when it's done right! The struggle.

Kung Fu Tea on Bellaire

Look guys. This place is bomb. I went three times in this trip! I've had a lot of bubble tea in HOU, but this place has great drinks. The boba is perfectly sweetened, and I normally don't care for boba. Milk tea, yum. Taro slush, yum. Egg pudding, SO YUM. Will be back.

Whataburger

You're probably wondering why I chose to vlog about Whataburger. It's a franchise that I just don't have close to me. My cousins introduced me to the A1 Thick & Hearty. This looks like it'll clog your insides but it will touch your inner fatty. So rich and hearty. The sauce. My gawd.

Smashburger

I JUST came from having a bad experience from a Smashburger in New Orleans, and I was really disappointed in a Houston location as well. I received flack from a cousin of mine for being so basic, and he was probably right. My other cousin and I were just hungry from our grocery run. The chipotle seasoned bun was aromatic, but very disappointing

Pho Ve Dem on Bellaire

This place was okay. Standard bowl of pho with a little something lacking. Pros are that they open a little late and housemade durian ice cream if you're into that thing!

Tea Bar & Organics on Bellaire

This is a boba type place that opens a little late. If you dine in they give you your drinks, shaken, in large mugs to enjoy. I walked away with a taro with egg pudding. Their egg pudding is not perfectly silky with a little bit of a stiff texture on the outsides. I had my very first milk tea here years ago. Decent for studying. 


Killen's Barbeque

This place is rated #2 best barbeque for a reason. I thoroughly enjoyed their meats. I admit I'm not much of an expert on BBQ, but this packed some flavor. My cousin and I loved their coffee sauce and while it sounds peculiar, it's definitely worth a try. I loved the brisket but my cousin did not. Next time I would pass on the pinto beans, it wasn't really what we ordered anyway.

Sushi King on Kirby

It's really hard to find good sushi in Houston that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'm used to a certain price point and quality and that combination hardly exists here. Sushi always feels more expensive and less filling. This place was decent. I loved the ferris wheel roll for sure. The cowboy roll was also good and everything else was just meh. Ambiance was classy but the clientele was not as much so.


Juice Box on Bellaire

My must stop place in Houston. A part of me dies when I don't get a chance to come here on a visit. Despite the name, they are known for their Thai shaved ice. Perfectly shaved ice that's nice and fluffy with various fruit and condensed milk. The combination is just divine. I recently started to add flan and it has the perfect texture for me. The only con is that the fruit can be hit or miss, most of the time when strawberries are out of season they are very sour. They also sell jasmine fruit teas, hence the name.


Cajun Craven on Beamer Rd

For this Lousiana girl, Houston crawfish takes a lot to impress me. Most places slather the outsides with sauce but the meat itself is nearly tasteless. I've heard that they boil in chicken broth then toss the crawdaddies. This place's sauce was spot on and the meat wasn't too bad. The spicy craven was a little too spicy and salty for my taste, but this place is a definite recommend. Prices aren't too bad either, MKT price was between 6.99 and 7.99 at the time.

Comedy Showcase on Fuqua

A recap of how this works: pay the price of the ticket depending on the day (weekends or bigger headliners are more expensive) and you must purchase two food/drink items per person. We ended up getting fried appetizers and it was so heavy. Drinks were fairly strong, but I'm weak so hey. We had a "Last Comic Standing" runner up as our headliner and he was very entertaining. There were two smaller comedians to warm up the crowd. I would definitely do it again, but next time I would just get drinks.

Yo Yo's Hot Dogs in Rice Village

Yo. These are the best hot dogs you will have in your life. Open Thurs-Sat, it is a little hot dog cart run by a hard-working [Korean?] man. His timing is impeccable. He toasts the buns, uses delicious Nathan's hotdogs, and tops with curry ketchup, kimchee mayo, honey mustard, cream cheese, perfect caramelized onions and [store bought] fried onions. Because of him, I always top my hotdogs with mayo, sriracha, ketchup, and mustard now; TRY IT. Also don't be discouraged by the cream cheese. It takes on a savory flavor and the texture is like a nacho cheese when melted. Ugh. So good. Unfortunately this time mine was ordered before I got there so I didn't get to vlog his process. =(

Ruggles Black on Kirby

OMG. Houstonians will always tell you all Ruggles are the same. INCORRECT. Ruggles Black is a classy/club vibe version of Ruggles with a Vietnamese executive chef. I am used to going to Ruggles Green, a comfortable cafe with lunch-type food and great white chocolate bread pudding. The boyfriend and I came dressed in gym clothes. We felt so out of place and awkward. The markup for the food was SO HIGH. $20 for a bowl of pho? I'd better be able to feed my whole family with one bowl. I will tell you that the duck pizza was amazing. It was reminiscent of banh mi with the pickled carrots,with a great hoisin sauce concoction and something I've never seen before: poached egg on a pizza. We also had brussels and some sort of either miso or yuzu tuna (it wasn't memorable), and the flavor profiles were so similar to the pizza also being Vietnamese fusion. The white chocolate bread pudding just did not taste the same being in a different setting and probably at a higher markup.

Gordough (from Austin, TX)

My cousin brought this home from a food truck when he went to Austin. By this time, I was so full of dairy from visiting Kung Fu so many times, I couldn't take anything else indulgent. I did enjoy the pudding doughnut, but I can't really form an opinion when I only picked at them.

I do intend on visiting Houston again soon, but I don't have a set date! Stay tuned, and next time I'll try to improve my vlogging skills.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

🌹 Spring Fashion | F21 Try-On Haul 🌹 + Mini Announcement

Hello Lovies! Here is a collective haul of things I got recently from Forever21. I was going to split the accessories into another video but it was a tad boring so I added it to the end card. Hope you all enjoy!

♥ Items Mentioned ♥
Mineral Wash Boxy Tee (also in Charcoal)
Double-Racer Crop Top
Chicago Bulls Sports Bra
Bulls Joggers are SOLD OUT =(
LA Lakers Jersey Top
RisquΓ© Perforated Crop Top
Notorious B.I.G Crop Top by Brooklyn Mint (Biggie's Daughter's Brand)
Striped Sleeve Tee
Denim Drawstring Romper
Denim Jumper: SOLD OUT
Ornate Crochet Tunic Dress (also in black)
Life in Progress Chambray Shift Dress
Lace-Paneled Fit & Flare Dress (in various colors)
Lace-Paneled Floral Print Dress (also in blue)
Floral Keyhole-Back Dress
Square Neck Bodycon Dress (in various colors)
Floral-Embroidered Mesh Kimono
Geo-Patterned Lace Kimono
Hooded Utility Jacket
Bleached Denim Joggers
Southwestern-Print Woven Pants

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
Lip Combo: Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Vintage and NYX SMLC in Addis Adibaba
Eyes: Tarte Sweet Dreams Palette
Lashes: Andrea #33 Black
Brows: Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown
Nails: Sinful Colors - "Vacation Time" http://goo.gl/gu1sNM with OPI Matte Topcoat

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Rebel Bloom Lip Swatches and Review: http://goo.gl/vrPzdK

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The Whisper Challenge ft Jonathon


 Hello! My best friend Jonathon and I decided to do a fun video! The Whisper Challenge is truly difficult, and I encourage everyone try this out for a good time!

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♥ Full Product List ♥
Smashbox Pore Minimizer
Physician's Formula green concealer
Revlon Colorstay in Golden Beige + Tarte Maracuja Oil
NYX 10 Shadow Smokey Eyes Palette - Cream shimmer color
MAC Strange
MAC Nooner
L'Oreal Lineur Intense
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Jet
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
Ardell - Demi Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills - American Doll liquid lipstick
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Light Cream Contour in Banana and Cinnamon
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Light Contour Kit in Banana and Fawn
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dip Brow in Dark Brown
NARS - Final Cut from Virtual Domination Cheek Palette
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Floral-Embroidered Mesh Kimono
Nails: Essie - Sunday Funday
Beats by Dre – Beats Solo On-Ear headphones (old)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

Newly uploaded video to YouTube! Please watch.


In December Maybelline released their "Rebel Bloom" spring 2015 collection. Their lipsticks are a selection of vibrant shades. The advertised main ingredient is honey nectar.

Overview
The formulation on all these shades are different. Overall they have slip to the texture feeling very similar to buttery lipsticks. Some are opaque and bright, but patchy. Other more sheer shades are still bright but a tad more wearable. You have to build color with these, but for some no matter how much you load on you can still see patches of your lips.


The packaging is the familiar Color Sensational long tube with a fun purple cap. It is noted that all shades are pretty true to the bottom sticker, with the exception of Orchid Ecstasy. Also something to be mindful of, is the classic Color Sensational "play-doh" smell. The smell will go away with wear if it's something you're not bothered by.

They swatch very well on the arm but on pigmented lips apply patchy and not true to color. The pigmentation is there, but the formula stops the shades from being one uniform color.


700 - Barely Bloomed
Barely bloomed is a true nude color with orange undertones. It is pigmented but I had trouble applying color to my lip line.


705 - Blushing Bud
Blushing Bud is one of my favorite shades from the line. It is a rosy mauve and a great "my lips but better shade." It is a great everyday wearable color. This one applied fairly evenly.


710 - Petal Pink
The next 3 pink shades start to look very similar. Petal Pink is a cool toned baby pink. It is very opaque. I described this one as "old Nicki" lipstick.


715 - Hibiscus Pop 
Hibiscus Pop is a medium pink color. It looks warm in the tube but on my lips looked cool. This one is on the sheer side, so it looks similar to the other pink shades.


720 - Power Peony
Power Peony is again a cool pink, slightly darker than Petal Pink.


725 - Lilac Flush
 Such a beautiful light and cool purple! It's a lot less intimidating than it seems. This is a must have from the line if you're feeling adventurous. It is very opaque and the payoff is worth it.


730 - Orchid Ecstasy 
 Orchid Ecstasy is what drew me to the line but the most disappointing. I was hoping it was going to come out purple like in the tube but it didn't. It swatches on the arm very well, but it applies the most sheer of them all. Instead of being a purple with pink undertones, it mixes with my lips to create a more magenta shade. If you are already stuck with this, I suggest muting out the lips with foundation or a nude lipstick.


735 - Rose Flush
Rose Flush is a warm toned red. It applies sheer but still has a good payoff, leading to this wearable red lip.


740 - Coral Burst
 Coral Burst is my absolute favorite out of this line for a pop of color. I don't own many coral items, and this one is definitely a good one to start with. It applies sheer, but is so beautiful and wearable. It is the only shade I have really gone out in public in.


745 - Peach Poppy
 Peach Poppy is such a great light peach shade, but not exactly true to color. It is a lot lighter in swatches than in the tube. It was hard to replicate the picture to what it looks like in real life.

Products Worn in Video
Brows - Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown
Base - Naked Skin foundation in 4.0
Contour/Highlight - L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Chestnut/Classic Ivory
Blush - NARS Final Cut
Powder Highlight - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Eyes - Tarte "No Champagne, No Gain," "Merci You Later," "Moulin Rouge,"  "I Think I Cannes" and "Take on Bordeaux" Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
Liner - L'Oreal Carbon Black liquid liner for wing and gel liner from Smashbox "Click You're it" on bottom
Lashes - Ardell #33
Lips - NYX Mauve lipliner, Maybelline Rebel Bloom lipsticks in Blushing Bud and Hibiscus Pop
Nails - Sinful Colors in Vacation Time
Clothing/Accessories - Forever 21

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

→ Jaclyn Hill Favorites Review and Swatches | Releasing Again Soon ←


Click to watch my latest video on the Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette.


Hello readers!

I have had this palette for about 2 months now and I'm kinda digging it. At first I was apprehensive but this palette has really grown on me. I had to cut out quite a bit of footage for sake of time, so I figured I would share my notes and my story on this palette.

Morphe Brushes started preorder on the limited edition Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette on New Years day, 12AM PST. I saw videos on this palette New Years Eve and I felt I just had to have it. I live in CST so I waited until 2AM for this product to release. Bear in mind that this was one of the first times I ordered something online on the release date. I'm normally the type that waits around for second batches of things after the kinks are sorted out. Not this time. I was ready to go, credit card in hand, to start clicking away. I knew the traffic was going to be bad, but not this bad. I waited for hours to get through with a bunch of other girls trying as well. We tweeted away at Jaclyn and Morphe, who were silent and released no statements til later on in the day. I grew impatient enough to create a meme to alleviate my agitation. I titled the photo "fix it Jesus."



Alas, it did not help. The servers were obviously overloaded. But I kept clicking away for 2 hours, getting more and more of my information through each time. Finally at 4AM CST I got my credit card information in, and crossed my fingers as the servers moved at dial-up speed.

Then my card declined. What? Or was it the site rejecting everything? I couldn't tell at the time, everything was moving so slowly.

I kept trying for another hour and gave up at 5AM. I was so incessant. It was my money and time invested. The adult in me, however, told me I had work in the morning.

I wake up at 9AM with work at 10. I open my text messages to discover my card indeed did decline FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER due to fraudulence. By now the traffic died down and I was able to nab the palette within 20 minutes.

In the morning Jaclyn released a statement from Morphe that the servers were supposed to be able to handle the large traffic, but some "hackers" were sending "fake traffic" to slow the servers down. I don't know if I'm supposed to believe that. Forever skeptical.

The ship date was scheduled for January 23 but I received my palette maybe a week before that. The tracking I was given states it was shipped on 01/08 and received 01/13. Pretty fast since they are based in California.

Now I've had ample time to play with this palette and my opinion changed greatly on this. When I first received it I was a little underwhelmed. Some colors didn't show up as I wanted, my eyes got irritated which they rarely ever do. I applied the colors for filming and I was impressed by the finish. I literally could not stop staring. The quality is good for the price. Caveat emptor (buyer beware).

That being said, the quality of this shadow is average. Shadows are dry but not chalky in most colors. Payoff of shimmers are great but mattes are a little patchy. Pigmentation is good but not all are true to color. Blendability is surprisingly good. Packing is sturdy plastic with a flimsy closure. And the tone of this has been unanimous; This palette is as warm-toned as they get! It's actually great for everyday wear and travel due to its variety of shimmery lid colors and matte transition colors.

My biggest gripe with this is that it's made in China. I took a look at all my high quality products: I saw Paris, Canada, USA. What did I have from China? A multi-color palette I got a long time ago with sub par quality. I was not surprised in the slightest. It's how they drive the price down. Most likely this is a bulk product with the Morphe branding slapped on. That's probably why Jaclyn's name didn't make its way onto the palette itself.

So price onto details.

Price: $27.99 ($1 an eyeshadow is frequently said)
Discount was 10% with code JACATTACK ($2.80 off)
Shipping: flat rate of $7.99
Grand total: $33.18

I wanted to take advantage of the flat rate shipping and order brushes in tandem, but I was just trying to get the order in for the palette in before I got kicked out. $7.99 is almost highway robbery for something this light, so I am a little upset I couldn't get more in my cart to compensate. At least I was given are large box with ample amounts of packaging popcorn and bubble wrap so it wasn't damaged at all.

They have restocked their single eyeshadows so if you want just a few colors from the palette and can't wait here they are. They can be ordered at $2 a piece so if you're looking for value I would wait.


Here are a few screen grabs of the arm swatches. I did film my swatches 4 times over and this final one I captured with a 50mm 1.4 lens. The lens is very temperamental so my clips were a bit fuzzy, not to mention awkwardly angled.






Morphe is expecting to release this palette again sometime soon. They released a statement that the palettes made its way to the East Coast on February, but due to the strikes shipment was stuck there. Now that's something I believe. They are currently awaiting the palettes to be delivered to them so they can set a solid date.


Full Makeup Details:
Complexion: Urban Decay Naked Skin in 4.0
Eyes: Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Favorites
  • Lid: ES20
  • Transition: ES13
  • Crease: ES62/ES63
  • Brow/Tear duct: ES4
Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice
Blush: NARS Final Cut (from Virtual Domination palette)
Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Sculpt: Anastasia Contour Palette in Light to Tan
Brows: Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown
Nails: Butter London in Alcopop
Top: Forever 21 Fabuleux crop