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December 30, 2015

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

Maybelline has a new eyeshadow palette called The Rock Nudes and I recently found it at Walgreens. It comes with 12 eyeshadows and I have had a good experience with these palettes. They are usually pigmented and last throughout the day when using an eyeshadow primer. See more photos and swatches below!
December 26, 2015

Wet N Wild Brush Up! Brush Cleansing Cloths - Review

Wet N Wild has came out with these new brush cleansing cloths that clean your brushes and remove makeup with ease. These are great for eye and face brushes that need to be cleaned quickly for use. Of course they don't replace deep cleaning them, but these do come in quite handy. Find out more and how well they actually work below!

December 22, 2015

Beauty Box 5 Smoky Season December 2015

 Today I have a look at what's inside the December Beauty Box 5. This month was a great box with products from Ofra, Prestige Cosmetics, and more. The theme of the month is smoky season and every single product in the box is full size! See more info and what's inside below!

December 20, 2015

Pur Cosmetics Cameo Contour Dual-Ended Contour Sticks - Swatches and Review

 Contouring and highlighting can be a challenge for some, but now Pur Cosmetics has made it easy with their new dual-ended contour sticks. These come with two shades that emphasize your natural highlights and lowlights while blurring the look of imperfections like dark spots and fine lines. Find out more about these and see swatches below!

December 13, 2015

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette - Swatches and Review

Tarte has a new Tartelette palette that includes 12 new eyeshadows with matte and luster finishes. This palette has neutral browns, taupes, and nudes, some with shimmery shades. I love all the eyeshadows in this palette and the packaging is gorgeous on the outside with the pink and purple flowers. There is a huge mirror on the inside which is great for travel. See swatches and more info below!
December 12, 2015

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Review

Micellar Cleansing Water has become a staple in my skin care routine and I'm so excited that Garnier now has their own. I have been hooked on Bioderma since the first time I tried it, but it can get expensive to keep buying it once I run out. Then I found the one from Simple which was great and something pretty easy to find in retail stores. This Garnier Micellar Water has been the best of them all and I have more info about why below.
December 10, 2015

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

Today I have swatches of the new Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette. As soon as I heard there was going to be a collaboration between Gwen and UD, I knew I had to get the palette in my hands. I've always been a huge fan of hers and now it's finally time that she made something in the beauty industry. The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows with 12 of them being new and exclusive shades that Gwen herself picked out. See more swatches and more info below!

Metallic Eye Look with Ulta Beauty

 Today I have partnered with People StyleWatch and Ulta Beauty to create a metallic eye look that is perfect for the holidays. I decided to use the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette and a few of my favorite products. Below I have the steps I did to create a simple gold metallic look.
December 7, 2015

Gifts For Him With Don Roberto Jewelers

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with Gigasavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.
It's time to start holiday shopping which can be challenging when your trying to find the right gift for the men in your life. Don Roberto Jewelers feature some great gifts like watches, rings, and more. There are many items to choose from, but I'm featuring a few watches that are my favorite. Here are some great gift ideas that are perfect for men during this holiday season. 

December 5, 2015

Sample Saturday - Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks (4 Shades)

Urban Decay has partnered with Gwen Stefani on making not only an eyeshadow palette (which I will have a review of soon), but also new lipsticks. I decided to bring back Sample Saturday to show you the four sample shades of the lipsticks that I received when I order the palette. See swatches and more info below!
December 3, 2015

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Must-Haves Eye Set - Photos and Swatches

 I'm still quite new to It Cosmetics, but now I know why so many love their products. I have a look at a new holiday set that comes with a travel size Naturally Pretty eyeshadow palette with must-have shades and a travel size sample of Hello Lashes Mascara. There are 6 all new matte shadows plus 1 new transforming pearl shade for eyes. See more photos and swatches below!

December 1, 2015

Review: e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Palette

 Today I have a look at the e.l.f. Illuminating Palette that comes with 4 shades that you can use together or each on their own to highlight. I was hoping that this palette was going to be a good alternative to those higher end highlighters. Find out more below on my thoughts on this!

November 29, 2015

LATHER Almond Creme Body Buff - Review

Now that there is colder weather, it's the best time to make sure your skin is hydrated and smooth. LATHER has an Almond Creme Body Buff that exfoliates the skin and helps it feel softer, smoother, and moisturized. This is one of my favorite skin care products and you wouldn't believe how amazing it smells. I love the almond scent and it's not harsh at all. Find out more info below!

November 25, 2015

Too Faced French Kisses Melted Set - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at one of the new holiday sets from Too Faced. This is the Melted French Kisses set which comes with 4 Melted Lipsticks in deluxe sizes. Two are their best selling shades and the other two are new Melted Metal shades. This is a great set for someone that wants to give the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks a try. See swatches below!

November 21, 2015

Review: Farmhouse Fresh Marshmallow Melt Products

Farmhouse Fresh has some new toasty products that are sweet and take care of dry skin that happens with the colder weather. There are three new products in the Marshmallow Melt scent: Shea Butter Cream, All Purpose Balm, and Hand Cream. These are perfect for those that love sweet scents that are not too strong. Find out more on these products below. 

November 20, 2015

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette in Sunset - Photos and Swatches

 Today I have a look at the e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette in Sunset. It comes with 6 eyeshadows that look like a powder but feel like a cream. They are silky smooth, pigmented, and all have great shimmer. You can apply them wet or dry and I found them to last longer with an eyeshadow primer. The palette comes with a mirror inside to make it easy to take when traveling. See swatches below.
November 13, 2015

Ulta Beauty Young & Fab Gift Ideas

 Today I have a look at a few gift ideas for the holidays from Ulta Beauty. What’s great is that they have gift guides to pick from to get an idea of what to choose for the person you know. I have a couple of my picks from the Young & Fab category that I think are great gifts. Find out more below! 
November 11, 2015

Dr. Brandt Skincare Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask - Review

Dr. Brandt brings an oxygen facial mask in your home to boost the skin’s luminosity and re-energize tired skin. This is a high end skincare product that has a potent formula and is highly effective. There are so many facial masks out on the market, but this one will leave your skin brighter, softer, and more refreshed. I have more info below!

November 8, 2015

ColourPop Blitzed Super Shock Eyeshadow Collection - Swatches

ColourPop has three new holiday sets that each come with different products. Fauncy is the eyeliner set, Vixen is the Lippie Stix set, and the one I have is the eyeshadow set called Blitzed. I bought the eyeshadow set since I felt like it would be the one I would get the most use out of. It comes with 6 eyeshadows that vary in finishes from metallic to pearlized and also matte. See more swatches and more photos below.
November 4, 2015

Worth It? Maybelline Lip Gloss Palette

With the holidays fast approaching, there are so many new makeup products and it's hard to decide which ones are worth it and which ones are to skip. I picked up this new Maybelline Lip Gloss Palette which comes with 8 lip glosses and a lip brush. I wasn't sure what to expect since there have been mixed reviews, but I wanted to try it for myself. Find out my thoughts below!

November 2, 2015

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator - Review

I'm not really sure why I haven't tried this lip exfoliator before, but I now know why this is a best seller from e.l.f. Cosmetics. It's an easy to apply exfoliant that helps to get rid of any dryness to the lips. I've used more expensive lip exfoliators in the past and this is as good as others I've tried. Find out more info below!

October 28, 2015

Beautybox 5 Think Pink October 2015

Think Pink is this month’s Beauty Box 5 theme and there are some great products included. Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that comes with 5 products that are either full size and/or sample size. For this month, the box includes 4 full size products and 1 a sample size. See more below!

October 27, 2015

Fall Fashion with Macy's

 I was selected for this opportunity as a member of the Lifestyle Bloggers Collective (#LLBLOG) and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Fall is here with the cooler weather, so it's the best time to be on the lookout for new accessories for your fall outfits. Macy's is one of the stores I love to shop at because I can find some great jewelry pieces and fall essentials. Here I have a look at a few things I was able to put together thanks to Macy's.

October 26, 2015

A Look At Redbook Red Box Beauty Edition

Today I have a look at the Redbook Beauty Red Box for fall which features some great beauty brands that range from skin care to nail polish and more. Below I have more information about some exciting products from Vaseline, Sally Hansen, Secret, and Paula's Choice. Read on to find out about what's inside the Redbook Red Box Beauty Edition!

October 25, 2015

e.l.f. Studio Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

e.l.f. Cosmetics has a lot of new products out right now and I recently was able to try one of their new studio eyeshadow palettes. The Studio Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette comes with 10 shadows that range from matte to shimmery shades. For $10, most of the shadows are pigmented and easy to blend. Swatches and more below!
October 23, 2015

What’s Inside: BOXYCHARM October 2015

 This month, Boxycharm's theme is Faces of the Moon and the products included are great quality and like always they are full size. Boxychram really did a great job this month and everything in the box are things that I have been using in my makeup/skincare routine. The value of this box alone makes it worth the price you pay. 
October 17, 2015

First Impressions - Hard Candy Bold & Gorgeous High Drama Felt Tip Liner

Today I have a look at a new felt tip liquid liner from Hard Candy that has a different and unique type of tip. It comes with a “triple ball tip" that goes from big to small which is supposed to make it more pigmented and to make your liner thicker or thinner depending on how you use it. The liner is made to last up to 12 hours and will not smudge or smear. Find out my thoughts below!
October 16, 2015

What's New: Inglot Matte It Be Collection

 INGLOT is introducing a matte collection that consists of AMC Eyeliner Gel, Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte, Kohl Pencil, and O2M Breathable Nail Enamel Soft Matte available in new trendy colors. There is more info below!


October 14, 2015

Peter Lamas Naturals Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub - Review

 It’s fall and the perfect time for pumpkin everything, so here is a facial scrub that I am sure you will love. This Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub is one of my top favorite skincare products since it works very well and it has this amazing fall-like smell that I love every time I use it. You can even use it as a body wash which I have tried a few times but I’m afraid to use too much since I don’t want to run out. Find out more below!

October 9, 2015

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. Cosmetics - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at a few e.l.f. Cosmetics that are great to use everyday and are always affordable. After swatching and trying them all, I was happy to see that they are pretty good quality products. The e.l.f. Lip Balm I wasn't able to try since it ended up getting melted from the heat, but everything else I have reviews of. I have a few favorites, but overall they all ended up being products I can incorporate into my everyday makeup looks. Find out more on these below!
October 7, 2015

Nail Butter - Review

 Today I have a look at Nail Butter which is a nail and cuticle treatment. I have used different nail treatments either on the cheap end or a little more expensive. Nail Butter is on the expensive side, but I feel worth it for the quality and how long the jar will last. Also I love that it is in a glass jar which makes it feel more luxurious. I have a quick review below!

October 5, 2015

New Target Beauty Box - L'Oreal Products

There is a new Target Beauty Box! This time it features products from L'Oreal and comes with 7 products to try. Everything is a $16 value for $5 and free shipping. It looks like the mascara is full size with the other products either being deluxe or regular samples. Find out more info and the link to buy below!
September 30, 2015

Sally Hansen Fall 2015 Designer Inspired Shades

 There are new nail polishes from Sally Hansen that are perfect for fall. The 4 shades that I have are inspired by different designers. Each one only needed 2 coats and a few were more sheer than the others. They are limited edition so if you find them in stores, pick them up right away. See swatches below!
September 27, 2015

Keep Your Hair In Place With Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring

 Today I have a look at something that will help keep your hair in place and not make a dent or any kind of imprint all day long. Invisibobbles are these small hair rings that stretch and wrap around your hair gently while also holding the hair with a good grip. I had my daughter help me to show how they look and I have more info below!
September 25, 2015

What's Inside: BOXYCHARM September 2015

 Today I have a look at what's inside the September Boxycharm. It is filled with so many great products and the theme is Runway Ready. If you don't know about Boxycharm, all of the products in the subscription box are full size and this month even came with a bonus item. Every month Boxycharm has not been disappointing and the products are always great. Find out more about the products below!
September 23, 2015

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 - Review

It's the first day of fall but that doesn't stop me from using a sunscreen, especially since it still feels like summer most of the time here in Los Angeles. Tatcha has a new sunscreen that is non-greasy and tightens the pores which helps to act like as a primer before makeup. This is great for all skin types, but I'm loving it for my sensitive skin. Find out more information below!
September 22, 2015

L.A. Girl Cosmetics Matte Flat Velvet Lipsticks (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at a few of the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Matte Flat Velvet Lipsticks. I love the finish of matte lipsticks but sometimes I don't like when they can be drying and uncomfortable to wear all day. These lipsticks from L.A. Girl are so pigmented, last all day, and are moisturizing on the lips even for being matte. I was really surprised yet so happy that these are great quality. See more photos and swatches below!
September 18, 2015

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara - Review

Maybelline has a new mascara out called The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara and I picked it up recently at Target. I was really interested to try this since it has a different kind of brush with "U" shapes to push up the lashes to give lift and dramatic volume. I was hoping to love this and it would be a favorite but that didn't happen and I'm going to explain more below!

September 16, 2015

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - Review

 Being able to customize your makeup is a great way to get what you want from a product and adjust it to your liking at any time. The Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are an amazing product because they are concentrated pigments that allow you to customize any product and pick the level of coverage you are wanting. The shade I have a look at and review of is N25. Find out more info and my thoughts below!
September 15, 2015

e.l.f. Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipsticks (4 New Shades) - Photos and Swatches

It's almost starting to feel like fall so I decided that I need more dark lipsticks shades and e.l.f. had some that they came out with recently. The four shades I bought online are: Bordeaux Beauty, Black Berry, Marsala Blush, and Berry Kiss. The swatches didn't come out as pigmented as I expected but I still think these are good quality and you can't go wrong with the low price. See more photos below!
September 12, 2015

Bodyography Skin Products - Review

Here is a look at some of the Bodyography Skin products that I have been using for weeks now. These are mostly part of my night time skin care routine which is really important since that is the time that skin care product can really work best for the skin. There are three products I have more info about: Hydrating Mask, Night Treatment, and Overnight Serum. Find out about them below!

September 8, 2015

Nugg Beauty Face Masks (Exfoliating and Hydrating) - Review

 Today I have some quick reviews of a few of the Nugg Beauty Face Masks. I spotted these at Target and thought they were worth trying out since the price was inexpensive and I really liked the packaging. They offer 6 different face masks that are all under $4 each. I went with the two I knew would be great for my dry skin which was hydrating and exfoliating. Find out what I thought below!
September 7, 2015

NYC New York Color City Proof 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at some of the NYC New York Color Cityproof 24 HR Waterproof Eyeshadows. These are made to last all day and night without budging or smearing. They can be used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow. There are 12 shades to choose from ranging from darks to neutrals and even some bright colors. The three I have are more on the dark and neutral side, but they are the shades I would get the most use out of. See swatches below!

September 3, 2015

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush - Review

 Today I have a look at a new tinted cream gel blush from Maybelline. I bought this Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush in the shade Pinking Of You. This has a different look and packaging that reminds me of an EOS lip balm. I was hoping that this would add a good amount of color to my cheeks with still being subtle. See more photos and my review below!

August 31, 2015

LATHER Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil - Review

 Today I have something new to show you from LATHER that will be coming out very soon. This is their Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil which is a cleanser that dissolves and takes away makeup, dirt and impurities while moisturizing the skin. Even though it is an oil, it is still designed to work with all skin types. Find out more info and my review below!

August 28, 2015

Essie Frock 'N Roll

Today I have a look at one of the newest fall shades from Essie called Frock 'N Roll. There are 6 shades in the collection and it seems to have a nice range of colors to choose from. I ended up getting this one since it looked different than I've seen before and I love dark shades for fall. See more photos and swatches below!

August 24, 2015

Cover FX Blemish Treatment Primer - Review

 Today I have a review of the Cover FX Blemish Treatment Primer and also the Cover FX Blemish Primer Brush. They really go together and make applying the product more easier and more hygienic. Even though I don't use this all the time, it a great product to have when any annoying blemishes pop up and I need something that is going to work quickly and efficiently. Find out more info below!

August 23, 2015

ILNP I See You

Even though I've had this polish for a while, I wanted to make a blog post with more photos and a swatch pic since I have major love for the ILNP brand. This is actually my first polish from them that I bought and it's already made me so excited to buy more. It was hard to choose just one, but I ended up with I See You from their summer collection. See more photos below!
August 22, 2015

Wet N Wild Fall 2015 Here’s To The Wild Ones! Collection Lipsticks - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at some new lipsticks from Wet N Wild which are part of their new fall collection. There are 6 shades in total that are limited edition and I found 5 of them at Walgreens. These are gorgeous shades that will be great for fall. As always with Wet N Wild, these lipsticks are very pigmented and long lasting. See more photos and swatches below!
August 19, 2015

LANEIGE Multiberry Yogurt Peeling Gel and Repairing Mask - Review

 Today I have a review of the LANEIGE Multiberry Yogurt Peeling Gel and Repairing Mask. These two products have been essential at keeping my skin smoother, softer, and hydrated. These products provides anti-inflammatory benefits from Sogurty which is a specialized fermented yogurt. They also have a nice raspberry scent that is light and refreshing. Find out more on these below!