Mascara Monday: Essence Volume Stylist 18HR Lash Extension

Claims–Long-lasting volume and curl for 18 hours–Lengthen–Define–Brush reaches every lash Price–$4.99 at Ulta, Amazon, Target Shade Range–1, Black Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Lengthening–Separation–Builds without clumping–No flaking–Cruelty free–Availability–Volume–Holds a curl–Easy to remove–No smudging Cons–No waterproof option–No shade variation Final Thoughts—Jessica Braun recommendation–Essence does mascara RIGHT–Does everything it claims –Stays in place all day–Length, volume, and separation–My favorite Essence mascara yet Primer: LOreal Voluminous Lash Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Volume Stylist 18HR Lash Extension

Foundation Friday: Essence 16 HR Cover & Last Powder

Claims–Lightweight–Matte finish–Waterproof–Oil and shine control–High coverage–Long-lasting, up to 16-hour wear–No caking Price–$5.99 at Ulta Shade Range–8–My Shade: Porcelain Pros–Affordable–No parabens–Lightweight–Not cakey–Cruelty free–Fragrance free–Shade match for me–Buildable coverage Cons–Availability–Shade range–Not high coverage like it claims Final Thoughts–Ulta exclusive–Shade range is trash–Light to medium coverage, it’s buildable but you won’t get full/high coverage with this. It covered my redness, but you could still see freckles/skin showing through–Impressed … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Essence 16 HR Cover & Last Powder

August Favorites

Colleen Hoover Books–I am officially obsessed with all things Colleen Hoover. She’s written 24 books and I’ve read 15 of them. I’m working my way through all of them and if you’ve never read any of her work, I highly suggest giving her books a shot. Pilot G2 Pens–I get so excited for school supply season, especially since I don’t have to go back to … Continue reading August Favorites

Beauty Bite: Brows

Anastasia Brow Wiz, $23 LA Girl Shady Slim Brow, $10 Wet N Wild Micro Brow, $4.79 Morphe Micro Brow, $6 LOreal Brow Stylist Definer, $8.99 elf Instant Lift Brow, $3 Essence Micro Precise, $2.99 Ulta Ultra Slim Brow, $10 ColourPop Brow Boss, $7 NYX Control Freak, $6 Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $9-22 ColourPop Brow Boss, $7 LOreal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Brow Top Coat, $15.99 … Continue reading Beauty Bite: Brows

Mascara Monday: Essence Double Trouble

Claims–Extreme definition, curl, and length–Double sided brush applicator Price–$5.99 at Ulta, Essence Shade Range–1, Extra Black Pros–Affordable–Cruelty free–Waterproof option–Paraben free–Volume–No smudging–Love the concept of two different applicators on the same wand–Vegan–Fragrance free–Length–No flaking–Separation–Easy to remove Cons–Availability–No shade variation Final Thoughts–One side has natural bristles which are great for volume and the other side has plastic bristles which are great for length and separation–I haven’t found … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Double Trouble

Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Hello Lashes + Volumizing

Claims –Smudge proof –Eye opening volume in one stroke Shade Range –1 Price –$25 at Ulta, It Cosmetics Pros –Packaging –Cruelty free –Separation –Lash loving ingredients –Stays in place –Holds a curl –Length Cons –Price –No shade variation –Not much volume Final Thoughts –This is a tubing mascara and I usually love the tubing formula, but this was a nope for me –Good length and … Continue reading Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Hello Lashes + Volumizing

Mascara Monday: Beautycounter Think Big All-In-One

Claims –Ultimate lift, length, volume –Fullness –Smudge-proof –Infused with lash loving conditioners –Define lashes from root to tip –Bold color –Longwearing Shade Range –1, Carbon Black Price –$27 on beautycounter.com Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Sleek packaging –Separation –Lift –Length –No flaking –No smudging –Length –Volume –Builds without clumping –Easy to remove Cons –Availability –No waterproof option –No shade variation –MLM company –Price Final Thoughts –Plastic … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Beautycounter Think Big All-In-One

Best of Beauty 2021

Complexion It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (review) CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation (review) Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blushes (review) elf Putty Blush (review) RCMA No Color Powder beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer (review) BareMinerals BarePRO Glow Liquid Bronzer (review) Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint (review) Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (review) Seint Makeup (review) MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter (review) … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021