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February 29, 2016

Beauty Box 5 Birthday Sweets! February 2016

This month is Beauty Box 5's birthday month and they have some great products to try out. The time that I have been partnering up with Beauty Box 5 to bring you blog posts on what's inside have been the best and I really have discovered products and brands that I might have not tried before these boxes each month. Take a closer look at what's inside below!
February 23, 2016

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Color in Wisteria - Review

Hard Candy has many new products coming out for spring, including these new Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors. I found it recently at Walmart and decided to try the dark plum shade called Wisteria. The first thing I noticed about this was how it comes in a cute floral tin that also has a mirror inside. I was hoping to get good results and it be a true matte color that can be easily found at the drugstore. Find out my thoughts on this below!
February 22, 2016

Essence Cosmetics All About Vintage Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at one of the newest products from Essence Cosmetics which is an eyeshadow palette. It comes with 8 shades that range from matte, satin, and metallic finishes. This is not the only eyeshadow palette that is new since there are 5 in total. Find out more info and see swatches of the All About Vintage Eyeshadow Palette below!

February 20, 2016

e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer and Facial Massager - Review

 Today I have a review of the e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer and one of their skin care tools that can go along with it. This is the first time I've tried a skin care product from e.l.f. which I was excited to see how well it was going to work and if it was going to keep my skin moisturized throughout the day. Find out about these two products below!
February 17, 2016

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Talent Gift Lounge

The Grammy's are always one of the biggest Music Award Shows to see and past of that comes the perks for the celebs and talent. It's always great to get a sneak peek of what was inside the gift bags and what brands can be discovered at the gifting lounge. Find out more below!
February 16, 2016

The Makeup Show LA Announces First Ever West Coast Gala


In final commemoration of its tenth anniversary, The Makeup Show LA is inviting guests to raise a glass with fellow artists at The Makeup Show Gala on March 18th from 7:30PM-­‐11:00PM. The event will be held at the beautiful and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, the site of the very first Academy Awards ceremony. Find out more info below!
February 15, 2016

Purlisse Blue Lotus 4-n-1 Eye Adore Serum - Review

It's time to perk up those tired eyes with this eye serum from Purlisse. If you haven't heard about Purlisse, it's a brand that blends traditional Chinese beauty rituals with today's French Skincare to make an effective skincare system. This is a 4-in-1 eye serum that will provide intensive hydration, firm, brighten, and decreases puffiness. Find out more about this below!

February 12, 2016

Ofra Cosmetics Dupethat Highlighter in You Dew You - Swatch and Review

 Ofra Cosmetics has collaborated with Dupethat to make two highlighters that are great for all skin tones and have a really nice shimmer to them. You Dew You is the one I received at Genbeauty and it's a gorgeous peachy gold highlighter shade. I haven't tried much from Ofra Cosmetics, but I really love this and how it's not overly shimmery, just enough to catch the light where you apply it. Find out more info below!

February 10, 2016

Nugg Beauty Intense Lip Boosting Mask - Review

Help keep your lips moisturized with this new lip mask from Nugg Beauty. It comes in a gold ball shaped packaging that I was instantly drawn to in the store. It has some great ingredients to helps keep the lips hydrated, softer, and plump them up. Find out more below!

February 9, 2016

NYC New York Color Lovatics by Demi Collection

The new Lovatics by Demi Collection by NYC New York Color has some great products for eyes, cheeks, brows, and lashes. All of the products are reasonably priced and work really well. Demi works in her cool and fashionable lifestyle through the collection allowing fans to create their own unique looks. Find out more on each product below!

February 8, 2016

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette in Golden Sands - Swatches and Review

The new Rimmel London Sculpting Palette comes with 3 face products in sleek gold packaging. It is Rimmel's first sculpting palette designed by Kate Moss. It comes with 3 shades for highlight, contour, and blush. There are three different palettes depending on your skin tone. I ended up buying 001 Golden Sands which worked for me. See swatches below!
February 4, 2016

New! Milani Cosmetics Makeup Brush Collection

Milani has some new makeup brushes that look to be good quality for being a drugstore brand. There are 6 brushes to choose from which include: Powder/Bronzer, Foundation, Blush, Blending, All Over Shadow, and Crease. I have prices and more below!

NYC New York Color Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

 NYC New York Color has always has some nice products, but this eyeshadow palette has some really great shadows that are soft and pigmented. It comes with 12 nude eyeshadows that give you a nice range of soft light shades and dark smoky shades. You can really create different looks with this palette that last all day long. See more photos and swatches below!
February 2, 2016

OPI New Orleans Collection Jambalayettes Mini Nail Lacquers - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at a few shades from the new OPI New Orleans Collection. This is a mini nail lacquer set that comes with Got Myself into a Jam-balaya, Take a Right on Bourbon, I'm Sooo Swamped!, and Show Us Your Tips! I'm really pleased with the shade selection in the collection and this is a great way to try a few of them. See swatches below!
February 1, 2016

New! Target February Beauty Box ($35 Value)


This is a quick post to let you know that there is a new Target beauty box available right now. It looks like it comes with products like Skinfix Lip Repair Balm, Incoco Nail Polish Appliques, Laneige BB Cushion sample, SoapBox shampoo and conditioner deluxe samples, Derma e Night Cream sample, and more. Just click here to buy it before it sells out!

♥ Stephanie

Keep Lips Hydrated With ChapStick + Giveaway!

 One beauty staple that I keep everywhere including my vanity and purse, is ChapStick. There are so many different choices to choose from and I love how it works to heal and protect dry lips. Which ever you end up choosing is going to be your go-to lip product that you can keep with you on the go or in your beauty products. Find out more about ChapStick below!