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April 27, 2017

Hard Candy New Color Correcting Line + Giveaway!

 Hard Candy has a new line of Color Correcting products that are exclusively at Walmart. These are products that are going to help with neutralizing your skincare concerns. There are so many different items to choose from, but today I'm talking about the Color Correct Radiant Primer and the Color Correct Expert Sticks. Read on to find out more and how can win some products for yourself!

April 26, 2017

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner from Influenster

 Today I have a look at one of the new Kat Von D Eye Liners that was complimentary from Influenster. The shade that was sent to me was Lolita, which is a nice dusty rose color. I'm not one to always use a lip liner, but I love how creamy and pigmented this one is. It's easy to you all over the lips or just to line them. There are 30 shades to choose from with a lot of both brights and neutrals. Find out more below.

April 25, 2017

IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow - Swatches and Review

 IT Cosmetics has a new way for you to be confident in your glow! These are palettes that will give you an instant all-over glow, plus a boost of brightening and warmth all in one simple step. IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow features highlight, blush, and contour that you use individually or all together. These are a great way to get instant glow and beautiful color to your skin. See swatches and more below.

April 20, 2017

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush and Bronzer - Swatches and Review

Today I have a look at the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush and Bronzer which have recently become more popular lately. This was actually a set that I picked up at Rite-Aid when they were having a PF sale. I ended up getting these both for a great price, which made me want them even more than I already did. I have been hearing that these are buttery soft, pigmented, and long lasting. I was curious to see for myself how well they actually work. Find out more below!
April 14, 2017

Get a Sunkissed Glow with Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush

I love Benefit blushes and this new one called GALifornia is probably the most prettiest one they have. It has the cutest packaging and I love the sun design on the blush. The box blushes from Benefit always have good pigmentation and last quite well throughout the day. Find out more below!

April 12, 2017

Must Have or Must Leave: Wet N Wild Makeup Remover Micellar Cleansing Water

Today I have a review of a new Wet N Wild makeup remover that has micellar cleansing water. It can be used on eyes, lips, and face where you need to remove makeup quickly. It can remove everything from foundation to waterproof mascara while still being gentle on the skin. This is a bi-phase micellar cleanser so you need to shake it well before using. Find out more about my thoughts below.
April 10, 2017

Quick and Easy Products for Spring: Pixi MultiBalm and NYX Illuminating Stick

 Today I have some swatches of a few products that are similar but are definitely needed for spring. The two come in stick form and can easily give your makeup look some color on the cheeks. I love these kind of products because they are really easy to apply, blend in, and they last all day. These are also ideal to travel with or carry in your purse to touch up throughout the day. Find out more about these and see swatches below.

April 5, 2017

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Ray of Light - Review

Too Faced has recently came out with some heart shaped highlighters that will provide a pearl radiance to the skin. There are three shades to choose from and I decided to pick up Ray of Light which is the rose gold one. I didn't even plan on buying any of these, but I got sucked in by the gorgeous packaging and I couldn't pass it up. Find out my thoughts on this below!
April 3, 2017

Pur Cosmetics Vanity Palettes - Swatches and Review

 Pur Cosmetics has a few new palettes that are perfect for when you are on-the-go. They have everything you need from eyeshadows to blush and even highlighter to complete your look. What's great about these is the mirror and how you can pull it up to use it like a vanity. There are two to choose from: Dream Chaser and Goal Digger. Find out more below and see swatches!

March 30, 2017

Jesse's Girl Highlight and Contour Kit - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at this simple but essential highlight and contour kit from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. It comes with 8 different powders: 4 for highlighting and 4 for contouring. If you are new to sculpting the face or want something that has different shade options, this is for you! The powders are pigmented and easy to build up on the skin. Find out more and see swatches below.

March 29, 2017

Wake Your Eyes with IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics has a new revolutionary eye cream that will moisturize and brighten the eyes so they are more awake. This is part of the Confidence line and it is perfect for all skin types. It has many great ingredients that will reduce puffiness, dark circles, lines and wrinkles. Find out more below!

March 27, 2017

Play! by Sephora: March 2017 The Gleam Team

Today I have a look at what's inside this month's Play! by Sephora box. The theme is all about products that will give you a high shimmer or natural gleam to the face. If you don't' know, Play! by Sephora is a subscription box with 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus. Each month that I have received this box, I have enjoyed the products that I get. This month was a little bit different for me because I wasn't totally thrilled about what was inside. Find out more below!
March 22, 2017

Pixi Beauty Hello Rose! Beauty Kit - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at one of the new spring sets from Pixi Beauty called Hello Rose!. It comes with a Glow Booster, a Blush Duo and a LipLift Max. This is a great set that is perfect for getting you ready for spring. All of the products are a great size so that you can get the most use out of all of them. You can bring glow to your skin and give your lips the right amount of plumpness. Find out more on these products below and see swatches.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter - Review

Hard Candy has some new products out for spring, including this Sheet Envy Prismatic Highlighter. It is made with light reflecting pearls that accentuates the high points on the face. It's always great when you can find a highlighter that is not going to break the bank. But even if the price is good, is the quality there? Find out in my review below.

March 18, 2017

Sample Saturday #14 - Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Today for Sample Saturday, I am focused on the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream. This is a whipped moisturizer that is made to visibly brighten and improve firmness of the skin. I have only used sample sizes of Drunk Elephant in the past, and I really liked the products I tried. With this moisturizer, it sounded like something that is perfect for my dry skin. Find out if I would purchase the full size below!

March 17, 2017

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection on QVC

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection gives you the power to look and feel like your best! This Today’s Special Value is scheduled to debut on QVC Saturday, March 18, 2017 at midnight (ET) and will be offered for one day only! Each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT) that day. Find out more below!
March 16, 2017

What's Inside: Beautycon Spring 2017 Box

Beautycon will have you ready for spring with their newest box! This season, Beautycon worked with three ambassadors to curate the box: LA Demi, Dacey Cash, and Sayria Jade. You can always expect some great brands offered in the Beautycon box. This is a subscription box that is offered seasonallly. Find out what was inside and how to save $ below!

Essence Cosmetics Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette - Review

Today I have a review of the Essence Cosmetics Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette. I picked this up at Ulta a few weeks ago, and I really wanted it to be an all-in-one good brightening face palette. Something that was inexpensive but would still do a really good job at making my skin look soft and glowy. It comes with 3 highlighters that are a nude, rose, and a golden beige. Was it everything I was looking for? Find out more on this below!
March 8, 2017

Protect and Smooth Your Skin With Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

 Today I have a closer look at the Daily Superfoliant from Dermalogica. This is going to help remove pollutants from your skin and help keep them away for firmer, healthy-looking skin. It is a superfine powder exfoliant that activates when you add water to it. You might think that this is the same as the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, but they are definitely different. I will explain more and you can read my review below!

March 6, 2017

Getting Ready For A Night Out with Schwarzkopf Hair Color

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 Life can get so busy sometimes that I forget how much it’s necessary for a break here and there. So when it’s time to plan a night out, I always want to glam myself up the easiest way. That’s where Schwarzkopf Hair Color comes in to help me look my very best. It's simple to color your hair at home and you can do it a day or so before the fun night out.  Find out more below!

March 5, 2017

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

I recently picked up a few of these Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Glosses from Soap & Glory at Target. I haven't tried anything from Soap & Glory before, but I have only heard great things. I have been wanting some nice lip glosses that will give a nice plumpness to my lips. These looked to be just what I was wanting and I picked up the shades Super Peach and Plumsup. So did these really plump up my lips? Find out below!
March 4, 2017

Bring On The Bold With Elizabeth Arden Liquid Assets Color Collection

Elizabeth Arden has some new color products that are pigmented and easy to apply for a dramatic effect. What you can find in the collection is liquid eye liners, liquid lipsticks, and a liquid highlighter. With all of these products, you only need a few swipes to get a good amount of pigment. They are very easy to build up if you want a more dramatic effect. Take a look at swatches and more below!

March 1, 2017

NYX Cosmetics Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette - Swatches and Review

NYX has come out with a new eyeshadow palette that was inspired by their Lid Lingerie Eye Tints. This palette had me really excited because I love the colors in this collection and the shadows are a nice size. You get 6 matte eyeshadows which all coordinate pretty well together. See swatches and more info below!

Giveaway: Win an e.l.f. Cosmetics Prize Pack!

Today I have a super fun giveaway for you! There are so many products from e.l.f. to choose from, so I put together a giveaway with some of my favorites. I definitely love the clay eyeshadow palette, the lip palette, and the mineral pearls. There are also some other fun products to try. Find out more on how to enter below!
February 28, 2017

Wet N Wild Spring 2017 Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios - Swatches and Review

The newest Wet N Wild Spring Collection has finally hit stores and so far it has been really hard to find. I was able to recently find a display that had these two Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios and not much else. Everything was pretty much gone and now I need to check other stores for the highlighters. I do love Wet N Wild's Eyeshadow Trios so I was excited to at least get a hold of these. See swatches and more on my thoughts below!
February 20, 2017

Pur Cosmetics Chrome Glaze Lip Glosses + Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Photos and Swatches

 Pur Cosmetics is going to help step up your lip game with the new Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Chrome Glaze Lip Glosses. There are 6 of each formula and they come in a good range of colors. Both finishes have moisturizing agave to condition the lips for a comfortable long wearing feel. Find out more and see swatches below!

February 18, 2017

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ - Swatches and Review

Today I have a closer look at the new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+. It is the first-ever, clinically shown anti-aging solid serum. Even though the product comes in a compact, your still getting full coverage look while getting skincare like benefits for your skin. There are 7 different shades to choose from which helps to find the best match for you. Find out more and see swatches of all shades below!

February 17, 2017

What's Inside: Beauty Box 5 The Kiss Kit 2017

 Today I have a look at what's inside this month's Beauty Box 5. The theme for February is "The Kiss Kit", which features products that are all about the lips. I love using different lip products so this box was exciting to try out. It covers everything from prepping the lips, nice shades of color, and a good balm. Find out more on the products below!
February 14, 2017

Upgrading My Skin Care Routine with Dove Advanced Care




Having a great skin care routine is key to looking and feeling your best. I recently upgraded my skin care products which includes an upgrade in my antiperspirant product. I need something that will protect me all day long from perspiring while still keeping my skin soft. I have been loving the Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant which has just the right benefits my skin needs.

February 10, 2017

Pop Beauty Stain Stay and Ink Outliner - Review

If you don't know much about Pop Beauty, you are missing out on their fun products. I have a look at a few of them which is the Pop Beauty Stain Stay and Ink Outliner. I received these when I attended Gen Beauty and I was so excited to try out some stuff from the brand. Find out more about these two products below!

February 7, 2017

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

Today I have a look at the new Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors. There are 15 shades to choose from and I have swatches of two: Desert and Vineyard. It will give a intense hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid. The formula is very lightweight but gives the right amount of color to the lips. Find out more and see swatches below!
January 31, 2017

Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Lights 2017 Collection - Photos and Swatches

 Kevyn Aucoin has recently came out with a new highlighter collection. These are 3-1 products that come with Kevyn Aucoin's best selling shades. The neutral highlighter is called Sahara and has the shades Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight for an ultimate glow. There is also a Neo-Limelight called Ibiza which is an iridescent trio to brighten up the skin. Find out more info about these below!

January 30, 2017

NYX California Palette - Swatches and Review

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 Today I have a look at the NYX California Palette, which features 10 eyeshadows that are inspired by all things about the golden state. There is a good mix of neutral shades and pops of color throughout the palette. Since I have always lived in CA, This palette is fun and I love the names of the eyeshadows. The California palette features the vivid artwork of world-renowned street artist, Hueman. See more swatches below!
January 28, 2017

Sample Saturday - Tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser

Today's Sample Saturday features the new Tarte FRXXXTION Stick. I recently received this in a Sephora Play! box. It is a 3-in-1 exfoliator, cleanser, and face mask in a stick form. It is made to give a solution for oiliness, pores, and dull/uneven texture. The formula is vegan-friendly and draws out surface oil and reduces shine, while purifying pores for a deep clean. Find out more on my thoughts below!

January 23, 2017

Milani Cosmetics Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer - Review

 Today I have a review of the new Milani Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer. It is made to be easy to apply with the sponge tip and it has buildable coverage. There are 6 different colors to choose from, and I have the shade Light. The concealer will give a brightening effect and erase dark circles, spots, blemishes, and imperfections. Find out more below!

January 19, 2017

Play! by Sephora: January 2016 Beauty, Set, Go

Today I have a look at what's inside this month's Play! by Sephora box. Everything in the box is to refuel and detox your beauty routine with products for hair, face and lips. I was really happy with what was inside and most of the products are new to me. Find out more below!
January 18, 2017

ChapStick Total Hydration Products + Win $25 Target Gift Card!

 Today I have a look at the ChapStick Total Hydration line which has a variety of formulas to choose from. There are some that are 100% natural, tinted and more. You can expect them all to give your lips moisture and keep them hydrated all day long. I can always find them at Target, which is my go-to store for ChapStick products. Find out more on these and how you can win some and a Target gift card below!

January 13, 2017

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation - Review

New for spring is the Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation that is made to look like your skin, only better. It is made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give a nice even look. There is also a light-adjusting complex to help prevent white cast in photos. You can choose from 20 shades which is a good range for Wet N Wild to start with. It's great that it focuses on how it will look in photos, but I also was concerned about how it would wear throughout the day. Find out more about this below!

January 11, 2017

e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Trios - Photos and Swatches

Today I have a look at the e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Trios in Peach Please and Brown Bonanza. There is actually one other shade than these called Lavender Love. Since these shadows are baked, they can be used wet or dry depending on how much pigmentation you are want. I was really surprised at how well these worked and the colors are gorgeous. See more swatches below!

January 9, 2017

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Too Faced has recently came out with a new collection with different peach products, including a return of the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. I'm so excited to finally get my hands on it since I wanted it when it first launched. It comes with 18 eyeshadows ranging from peachy pinks, corals, neutrals, and even purples. Find out more and see swatches below!

January 6, 2017

Coming Soon - Trolls by Dreamworks Palette by PÜR Cosmetics

Pur Cosmetics has a new eyeshadow palette coming soon that is inspired by Trolls by Dreamworks. It has some nice bright shades and neutral colors that is the perfect balance of both. It is a vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks. The palette comes with 16 eyeshadows and a large mirror. See a closer look at the shades below!

January 2, 2017

Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Highlight and Contour - Swatches and Review

Wet N Wild has come out with a lot of new makeup products recently, including these Mega Cushion Highlight and Contour. I spotted these at Walgreens and I decided to pick them up. The packaging really got me since they are so cute and different. See how they look inside and swatches below!