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

Current Holy Grail Products

I wanted to share my current HOLY GRAIL, go to products. I currently have all of this in my collections and rotate through them. I’m going to do this post again in December to see if any of my current favorites have been replaced. I’m always buying and trying new things so I thought it’d be interesting to do a mid-year check in and then … Continue reading Current Holy Grail Products

Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

About–Vary in coverage, you can get light to full–Come in loose and compact form–Great for combo/oily skin as powder is great for absorbing excess oil–Can be tricky for dry skin because powder can emphasize dryness, settle into fine lines, and look heavy–Holds up well in the heat :: liquid foundation tends to melt off while powder stays in place–Can be used alone or to set … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powder Foundations

Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Claims–Extreme volume–Longwear–Bristles catch and coat each lash–Smudge-resistant–High pigment Price–$13 mini–$25 full size—Ulta, Sephora Shade Range–1, Trooper Black Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Agree with all claims–No smudging–Very volumizing–No flaking–Easy to remove–Mini option for travel/testing Cons–Price–Not very lengthening–Availability Final Thoughts–Wand is rather large and there’s potential for a major mess–Not very lengthening, but doesn’t claim to be so fair enough–This paired with Maybelline Sky High (lengthening mascara) is an absolute … Continue reading Mascara Monday: KVD Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce

Claims –Keep curl for hours and hours –Separates, coats, and curls up every lash –Defies clumps, smudging, and flaking –24 hour wear Price –$9.99 at Ulta –$7.99 at Target, Amazon  Shade Range –2 –My Shade: Blackest Black Pros –Affordable –Easy to remove –Waterproof option –No flaking –Builds without clumping –No smudging –Length –Separation  Cons –Not cruelty free –Not much volume  Final Thoughts –Maybelline reigns supreme … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce

Foundation Friday: Powders

Coty Airspun Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Fenty Pro Filt’r NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Pressed Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Tarte Shape Tape Laura Mercier Translucent RCMA No Color NARS Light Reflecting Pressed & Loose NYX HD Finishing Pressed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Tarte Shape Tape Glow Kosas Cloud Set & Smooth GloWish Luminous Pressed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed & … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Powders

Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Claims –Full coverage –Up to 30 hours of wear –Transfer-resistant –Breathable & lightweight –Wipes out dark circles and imperfections Price –$11.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$9.98 at Wal Mart Shade Range –16 –My Shade: 01 Pros –Non-comedogenic –No parabens –Affordable –Full coverage –Easy to blend –Shade match for me –Minimal settling –Agree with all claims –No creasing Cons –Not cruelty free –Shade range Final Thoughts –Dries fast … Continue reading Maybelline SuperStay Active Wear Concealer

Favorite Things 2021

Pilot Frixion Pens—If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a pen addiction. I just feel compelled to try all of them. I like these because they come in a bunch of colors, write really well, and you can ERASE. Birdies The Starling Loafers—These are pricey, but worth every penny. They are the most … Continue reading Favorite Things 2021

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

5 Minute Face

I love sleeping and I tend to push it and leave myself very little time to get ready. Thankfully I’ve found the perfect product line up to help me look pulled together and out the door quickly. J Cat Aquasurance Powder Foundation in Porcelain NARS Blush in Orgasm Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel in Medium Brown Maybelline Sky High Mascara Catrice Dewy Glow Setting Spray … Continue reading 5 Minute Face