Highly Duped

I’m not saying all of these products are “dupes” as I haven’t tried/tested all of them. However, a lot of popular, expensive products have cheaper alternatives. If it’s a product I’ve tried, I’ll link to any reviews I’ve posted. I’ve noted my favorite with an * beautyblender—Sonia Kashuk*—elf Total Face—Real Techniques Miracle Complexion—Wet n Wild—ecotools BioBlender—LA Girl I’ve tried all of these and the best … Continue reading Highly Duped

June Favorites

Monogram Tote Bag–I wanted a fun bag for summer that wasn’t too pricey and this one fit the bill. The quality is great and I’m a sucker for anything with a monogram, especially if that monogram is pink and glitter. The Coldest Water Bottle–I like my water freezing cold and I’ve been on the hunt for an affordable water bottle that truly keeps water cold … Continue reading June Favorites

Foundation Friday: Tools

A flawless foundation routine can quite difficult to nail down. Finding the right tone, shade, and formula is hard enough and then you have to factor in base products, tools, powder, etc. All of the aforementioned really determine how well your foundation will perform. I use both brushes and sponges. As a general rule of thumb, brushes provide more coverage while sponges tend to sheer … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Tools

Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Voluminous Lash Primer One of my most repurchased products ever. I’ve tried a few others that I’ve liked, but I always go back to this. If you’ve never tried a lash primer, try this one and thank me later. Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink This formula is so interesting–it’s lightweight, stays put, but isn’t trying. (Review here) Brow Stylist Definer A dupe for the … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: L’Oreal

Beauty Bite: Beauty Sponges

I am a reformed beautyblender snob. There are TONS of sponges on the market and while the original beautyblender is top notch, there are cheaper alternatives. I love to buy and try new sponges and compare to the Gold Standard original pink beautyblender. Keep reading for a list of my favorite beautyblender alternatives! NYX  Complete Control Blending Sponge LOreal Infallible Foundation Blender Real Technique Miracle … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Beauty Sponges

Beauty Busts 2018

Because not every product is a winner MAKEUP —Tarte Shape Tape Foundation (Hydrating) :: I wasn’t impressed with the coverage or the shade. You can read my full review here. —Urban Decay Velvetizer :: Andrea Matilliano recommened this and said it made her skin look flawless and blurred. Umm sign me up! I believe her, but it was just too cakey on my dry skin. … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2018