Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

LOreal Rouge Matte Lip Stain NYX #thisiseverything Lip Oil elf Hydrating Core Lip Shine LOreal Shiny Lip Stain Colour Pop Glossy Lip Stain Rosebud Perfume Co Minted Rose Lip Balm Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy Buxom Power-full Plump Clinique Almost Lipstick Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Laneige Lip Glowy Balm Tarte SEA Quench … Continue reading Best Balms, Treatments, Oils, & Stains

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty :: Fall 2022

The last few 21 Days of Beauty Deals have not been that impressive, but I think the line up this year is pretty good. The event starts Sunday, August 28 and ends Saturday, September 17. All the deals and details can be found here. I’m going to share what I recommend below. As always, Diamond & Platinum Members get free shipping on all beauty steal … Continue reading Ulta 21 Days of Beauty :: Fall 2022

Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin

Claims–Medium coverage–Lightweight–Glides on smoothly for easy and flawless application–Formula helps visibly improve skins luminosity, tone, and tecture–Natural, radiant finish–Non-greasy Price–$11.29 at Target, Walgreens–$10.73 at WalMart, Amazon Shade Range–14–My Shade: 10 Classic Ivory Pros–Easily accessible–Lightweight–Easy to blend–Didn’t cake with powder–Lasted all day–SPF 20–Radiant finish–Buildable coverage–Agree with all claims Cons–Shade range–Not cruelty free–No shade match for me Final Thoughts–Lightest shade is DARK, had to use HELLA white … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Neutrogena Healthy Skin

Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Claims–Blendable–Buildable–Pigmented–Feels like a second skin–Covers imperfections–Evens skin tone–Medium coverage–Natural matte finish–Lightweight–Suitable for most skin types–Blurs skin types Price–$14 at Ulta Shade Range–26–My Shade: Very Fair Cool Pros–Vegan–Paraben free–Affordable–Easy to blend–Medium coverage–Lasted all day–Cruelty free–Shade range–Lightweight–Buildable–Didn’t cake with powder–Shade match for me Cons–Availability Final Thoughts–Agree with all claims, but the “blurs skin texture.” I didn’t notice any blurring–Extremely lightweight–One layer=light coverage, two layers=medium–I spot concealed my … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Ulta Complexion Crush

Mascara Monday: Colour Pop Level Up Lengthening

Claims–Lifting–Lengthening –Flake free–Tapered brush coats each last from root to tip–Defining–Buildable–Separates Price–$9 at Ulta, Colour Pop Shade Range–2 at Ulta–3 at Colour Pop–My Shade: Brown Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Lift–No flaking–Agree with all claims–Buildable–Cruelty free–Length–Separation–No smudging–Tapered wand allows for precise application Cons–Availability–No waterproof option–No volume Final Thoughts–Natural bristle wand–Love that this comes in brown–Lifts, lengthens, and separates–Doesn’t claim to be volumizing so fair enough that it isn’t–Nothing negative to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Colour Pop Level Up Lengthening

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: Ulta New Heights

Claims–Extreme lift & hold–No smudging or flaking–Clump free Price–$10.50 at Ulta Shade Range–1, Jet Black Pros–Affordable–Volume–Builds without clumping–Easy to remove–Fragrance free–Length–Separation–No flaking–Cruelty free–Major lift–No smudging Cons–No shade variation–No waterproof option–Availability Final Thoughts–Plastic bristle wand–Stayed in place all day–Held a curl–TikTok made me buy it–Obvi this is an Ulta exclusive, but it’s worth picking up if you’re in store or shopping online–Love it even more paired … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Ulta New Heights

May Favorites

Tarte Sugar Rush Sweet Tarte Glow Blush in Frosted–This blush gave me Hourglass vibes without the Hourglass price tag. It’s a gorgeous glowy, pink shade and it smells so good. Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment Mask–I received this free for testing from BzzAgent and it is now a must have product for me. I hate that it’s so expensive, but I love the difference … Continue reading May Favorites