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!

🎥 My last two videos:
My First Favorites for July/Birthday!
Neutral Eyes and Bold Lips

♥ Products Mentioned ♥
- Classic Canvas Backpack in Navy
- Classic Striped Backpack in Navy/White
Timesmart Monthly Planner
Sharpie Accent Generation Highlighters
SIMILAR/plain Hello Kitty Molded Flash Drive
BIC Xtra Shina Mechanical Pencils
Sharpie Neon Permanent Markers
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
LIPS: Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Craft”
NAILS: China Glaze “Secret Peri-Wink-le”
FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 4.0
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” and “Heathers”
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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Neutral Eyes and Bold Lips
My First Empties! June/July 2015

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Nekozilla – Different Heaven

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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.

🎥 My last two videos:
My First Empties! June/July 2015
Houston Travel Vlog

♥ Products Used ♥
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in “Golden Beige”
Mixed with Tarte Maracuja Oil
MAC “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “French Fries”
Jaclyn Hill Favorites by Morphe (buy individual shadows at
L'Oreal Lineur Intense
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette in Light to Medium
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Sweet Talker”
Coty Powder in Translucent
Milani Powder Blush in “Coral Cove”
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Opal”
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Nghia Beauty Lashes

Polish is China Glaze “Below Deck"
All clothing and accessories are Forever21

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Cormak – Flavors
Krys Talk – Fly Away
Allen Walker - Fade
Tobu – Candyland

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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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