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September 21, 2017

4 Products for Softer, Smoother Skin - DERMAdoctor, Kate Somerville, etc.

Post partnership with DERMAdoctor. All opinions are honest and my own.
Today I have a look at some products that will give your skin a softer and smoother feel while still providing a radiant glow. I tend to switch skin care products quite frequently, but these are my go-to when I feel my dry skin is looking dull or not hydrated enough. I also have sensitive skin and these products don't irritate my face and they are not harsh at all. Find out more about each one below!

September 14, 2017

You Shop, Everyone Wins! Citadel Outlets 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza

Get ready to shop til you drop while still giving back to some amazing causes all at Citadel Outlets 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza. It is a one-day, ultimate shopping experience where ticket holders receive exclusive discounts to over 80 stores, a catered lunch, wine tasting, live entertainment and opportunities to win over $90,000 in retailer gift cards and prizes – all while benefiting local charities. It will be hosted on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This is an event that I have attended in the past and it is wonderful to see everyone having a great time and enjoying the day while also giving back to charities. If you are in the LA area, find out more information and how you can attend below!
September 13, 2017

Drugstore Skincare Favorites - e.l.f., Garnier, Simple, etc.

Today I have a look at some of my favorite drugstore skincare products. These are the products that I have in the past repurchased because I have so much love for them. Skincare is one of those things that is personal since everyone has different skin types.  I feel these products have been the best for my dry and sensitive skin. Find out more info on why I picked these 5 below!

August 28, 2017

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at a new concealing pot from IT Cosmetics. This will be your problem solver for those dark circles while still being weightless on the skin. If you have tried the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer before, then this is not too different. It obviously comes in a pot and is skin smoothing and line-minimizing. Find out more and see swatches of all the shades below!
August 20, 2017

A New Way To Store Your Nail Polish With Color Clutch

Today I have a look at a fun new way to store your nail polishes either on the go or organized on a desk/shelf. The Color Clutch provides a way to safely take your nail polishes with you anywhere with foam and clear top case. The storage cutouts look like they are the same size so I wasn't sure how well it would work with different polish bottles. Once I put everything in its place, the foam conforms to whatever kind of bottle you want to store. Find out more below!

August 19, 2017

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation - Swatches and Review

IT Cosmetics has so many new products coming out for the fall season like the Bye Bye Lines Foundation. It is great for all skin types and has a light/medium coverage that is buildable. There are 7 shades to choose from in the line. The foundation has all kinds of anti-aging peptides, argan oil and more to give your skin a radiant look. Find out more and see swatches below!

August 14, 2017

What's Inside: POPSUGAR Must Have August 2017

This month it is a celebration for Popsugar! It is the 5th year they have curated the Must Have Box and put together some amazing products that everyone always loves. Since the August box is a special anniversary one, there are products that will get you in a celebrating mood. Find out what is inside and how you can save on your first Must Have Box!

August 10, 2017

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss (2 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

 Today I have a look at a few of the new e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping glosses. These are made to give a soothing sensation while it will volumize the lips. There are currently 5 shades to choose from and the shades I have are Champagne Glam and Mocha Twist. The glosses are enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to nourish and hydrate the lips. I am one to enjoy a nice shiny lip gloss, so I was curious to see how much I would like these. See swatches and find out my thoughts below!
August 7, 2017

Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition

 Marc Jacobs Beauty has the perfect mix of finishes in their Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes. There are 6 different palettes to choose from with some having more pops of color than others. The one I have is Glambition, which is more of an everyday neutral palette. It has a great selection of light and dark shades to create a good amount of looks. Find out more below!

August 3, 2017

Anjolee The Art of Jewelry Review

 Today I have a closer look at what Anjolee The Art of Jewelry has to offer. They are the company that originated the diamond tennis bracelet and have expanded to rings, earrings, necklaces, and more. The name and brand known as Anjolee have stood for love, beauty and respect for quality from the very beginning. Find out more info below!

I was sent this lovely six prong solitaire engagement ring that was made with silver and cz. They of course offer the same style with real diamonds and 14k white gold. Everything was nicely packaged with a big blue box and then the ring box that had a small light inside. It really made the ring look gorgeous and shiny. You can customize it the way you want with ease by going through the steps on the website. The diamond engagement ring has a simple look to it but can stand out on its own. This is the kind of style that I prefer and I love how it looks when wearing it.

The band makes it look different and unique since it is a rounded top band giving it more of a smoother design to the solitaire ring. All items on the site come with free shipping, 100% refunds, free returns, and more. If you are interested, you can find out more here.

♥ Stephanie

Product was sent for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

August 1, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Collection - Swatches and Review

 Urban Decay is now bringing the heat with the new Naked Heat Collection. It has everything you need to make a scorching look for summer time. I am so excited to share more about the collection and give you a look at more pics and swatches. The collection has a new eyeshadow palette, new lipsticks, and new eyeliners. Find out more and see swatches below!

July 24, 2017

Kevyn Aucoin Etherealist Super Natural Concealer - Swatches and Review

I have a sneak peek at a new concealer product from Kevyn Aucoin. The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer is a weightless formula that performs to the highest quality. You can achieve a medium to full coverage and building it up is simple. Even when you are wanting it be full coverage, it still looks natural on the skin. Find out more and see swatches of all shades below!

July 23, 2017

Keep Skin Soft and Hydrated with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion

 Today I have a closer look at the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt. This is a rich, creamy yogurt-inspired body lotion that goes on lightweight and keeps skin velvety soft. There are two kinds to choose from: Vanilla & Oats and Apricot & Honey. I love using these type of lotions during the summer since they are not heavy or greasy. Find out more about these below!
July 16, 2017

Majesty Diamonds - Custom Diamond Jeweler Review

 Today I have a look at an online jeweler called Majesty Diamonds which is based in Montreal, Canada. I was intrigued to hear more about the company and what they have to offer. By avoiding the costs of maintaining a retail store, they have low prices and pass those savings onto customers. The company is family run and acquires the highest quality diamonds possible. They offer rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. Find out more below!

July 11, 2017

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II - Swatches and Review

 Today I have a look at a product that has everything you need for contouring, highlighting, and more. The Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book has cream and powder versions of his legendary contour products all in a travel sized kit. It also comes with 4 eyeshadows and highlighting cream/powders. Find out more below and see swatches!

July 6, 2017

POPSUGAR Must Have Box June 2017 - What's Inside

 Today I am excited to share what is inside June's Popsugar Must Have Box. The theme as you can probably guess is all about summer. It comes with a nice variety of products that will have you ready for summer. If you need a good book to read, a snack, or hat to keep you cool, the Popsugar Must Have Box has you covered. Find out what was inside below!

July 5, 2017

Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit - Review

 Today I have a look and review of the Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit. I did receive this for free from Influenster. The kit comes with 2 shades of mineral foundations, blush, 2 eyeshadows, and a lip and cheek stain. This is my first time trying something from Jane Iredale and I love how simple the kit is. It comes with all the basics which is great right now during summer when I don't usually wear a lot of makeup when it's hot out. Find out more below!

June 27, 2017

Beauty Box 5 Adventure Awaits June 2017 - What's Inside

 Today I have a look at this month's box from Beauty Box 5. They have really been stepping up their boxes in a big way. Last month was so great with all full sized products and this month there are 4 full size products. I was really pleased to see there was a good mixture of products from hair to eyeliner to mascara. Find out more about what is inside below!

 The first thing that I noticed when I opened the box, was the Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Blue Hawaii. I absolutely love Jesse's Girl Liquid Liner in Black so this is great to have when I want to use something to make my liner pop. The formula dries quickly and has a hard time smudging. (Retail: $6.99, full size)

 Now onto something for lashes, this is the Prestige Cosmetics My Biggest Lashes Mascara. It has a big plushy brush that can grab right at the roots of the lashes and build up volume. I usually don't do too well if a mascara has a huge brush since it can weigh down my lashes. I'm going to have to see how this will work and report back. (Retail: $7.50, full size)

 Next up is this Laritzy Cosmetics Lip Pencil and I have the shade Beau. It is a beautiful brick red color and is nicely pigmented. This is great to pair with a lipstick or wear on its own and top with a gloss.

 To switch it up a little, there is a Jeweled Hair Tie Set from Did Hair. It depends on what you get in your own box, but I received the pink ties. These are super cute and very practical since ribbon hair ties are the kind I use in my hair. They never snag or tug on the hair and are comfortable. (Retail: $7.50, full size)

 Last but not least is this Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette Sampler. It comes with 4 mini eyeshadows that are from the Revealed 3 palette. The shades are a bit on the softer side but it's a great way to try out a few shades from the bigger palette to determine if you are wanting to pick it up. (Sample size)

So there is a look at everything in this month's Beauty Box 5. Let me know which products you are excited to get it your box!

 ♥ Stephanie

Beauty Box 5 was sent for post consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.
June 21, 2017

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Savannah - Review

When I went on my weekly trip to Sephora, I knew I wanted a lip product but not a matte or a liquid lipstick. It was then I stumbled upon this Color Balm Lipstick from Stila. It claimed to be a creamy lip color that nourishes like a balm. Plus it had a peppermint scent so I was sold. I was so excited to find something that would give my lips color while still keeping them moisturized all day long. My results on this though were different than expected. Find out more below!
June 16, 2017

Pur Cosmetics On Point Eyeliner Pencil (All Shades) - Photos and Swatches

 Pur Cosmetics has some new On Point Eyeliner Pencils that glide on with ease while still keeping your liner transfer-resistant.There is also a matte black liquid liner in the collection as well. You can choose from 5 different shades, one with glitter and the others are matte. They are very smooth when you apply and pigmented. Find out more below!

You can always count on these eyeliners to be on point and ready to use since they have a self-sharpening lid. They have 10+ hours of wear, smudge-proof, transfer-resistant, Paraben free and Gluten free.

The Pur Cosmetics On Point Eyeliners are:

- VIP (Matte Black Liquid Liner)
- Hotline (Greenish Brown with Glitter)
- Down to Earth (Brown)
- Heartless (Black)
- Rain (Purple)
- Not Sorry (Gray) 

The liners are pigmented, soft, and don't smudge at all. The liquid liner is something I would definitely use daily. It is a lovely black shade and is easy to use with the pointed tip. When I wore it all day, I didn't notice any fading or flaking. The formula for all of the liners is great.

Pur Cosmetics On Point Eyeliner Pencils and Liquid Liner retail for $19 each. They are available now on and ULTA starting August 1st.

Which shades do you love? 

♥ Stephanie

Products mentioned were provided for post consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.
June 12, 2017

End Your Dry Skin with Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EndYourDrySkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias
 Dry skin has always been something I have struggled with. It can feel tight and uncomfortable in the winter, while being dry and itchy during the summer. It is a constant skin concern that I think about daily. I have always had short term solutions but nothing that was going to get me hydrated skin for long period of time. I was excited to try Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer because it’s a different way to moisturize skin and is easy to incorporate into my daily routine. Find out more about my experience below!

June 8, 2017

Models Own Is Now Available At Ulta - Eyeshadow Palette, Loose Powder, and Bronzing Powder

Today I have a look at some of the Models Own products that are now available at Ulta. There is a good variety of products to choose from and I love the packaging that Models Own has. I have a closer look a few products like an eyeshadow palette, loose powder, and a bronzing powder. See more below!

June 6, 2017

Sephora Inside JCPenney Sun Safety Kit 2017: A Look at What's Inside

Today I just wanted to share about this year's Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit at Sephora Inside JCPenney. These are always great sets to pick up since your able to try out different products and maybe pick up the full size once you know you love it. You get 10 deluxe sample sized products and they come in a cute bright orange bag. Find out more about what's inside below!

June 4, 2017

Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gel-Ful - Review

Today I have a look at a new liquid lipstick from Covergirl called Melting Pout. There are 12 shades available ranging from neutrals to purple and navy blue. The one I picked up is 105 Gel-Ful which is a pink coral shade. I recently found the Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipsticks at Target. So what kind of finish are these and are they long wearing? Find out more below!
June 1, 2017

e.l.f. Cosmetics Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

 Today I have swatches of the new e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos. These come with 2 eyeshadows, one matte and one shimmer that are great for everyday use. They are small but perfect for travel and won't take up much room. The two shades I have are Peach Squad and Tea for Two. Find out more and see swatches below!
May 30, 2017

Nourish Skin With Olay Daily Facials

This content was sponsored by Olay but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy following along! #ad
It's time to refresh your skin with the Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths. These have the cleansing power of a makeup remover scrub, toner, mask and cleanser. I know my skin looks and feel great with Olay Daily Facials, making me feel confident when there is #NoMakeupRequired. A face wash for dry skin can sometimes be tightening or too abrasive, but these are hydrating and nourishing. Find out more below!

May 23, 2017

Ecotools Perfecting Blender Duo - Review

Today I have a review of the Ecotools Perfecting Blender Duo. These work best with liquid and cream makeup products. I picked them up at Ulta and they are some of the best makeup sponges I've used. I usually stick with Beauty Blenders but these are a pretty close second. I love Ecotools brushes already and these are just a great addition to their line. Find out more below!

May 22, 2017

What's Inside: Beauty Box 5 May 2017 Summer Date Night

 I am so excited to show you what is inside this month's Beauty Box 5. The theme of the box is Summer Date Night, which has all the products you need for a night out on the town. All of the products are full size this month which is amazing! There is even a mini bonus item to try out. Find out more about each product below!
May 16, 2017

Create Your Own Custom Fragrance With Scent Trunk

 Scent Trunk is a great way to create your own custom fragrance and doing so right at home. It works by starting with a test kit that comes with 6 core scents. These make it easier to know what types of smells you love or don't love. I was really interested to see what kind of scent I could custom make that would be the perfect fit for me. Find out more below!

May 15, 2017

Covergirl Total Tease Mascara - Review

Today I have a review of the new Covergirl Total Tease Mascara. It took me a while to find it, but I recently picked it up at Walgreens. This has a unique brush where one side is smaller and shorter than the other side. The detailed tip gives more precision on those smaller lashes. It comes in 5 different shades and this one is Very Black. So how did it work? Find out more on my thoughts below!
May 12, 2017

Blog Anniversary Giveaway! (2 Winners)

This month marks 8 years (yay!) that I have had my blog Aquaheart. It has been a long but very rewarding road, mostly because of you my readers. I am so appreciative to those that comment, share, and even just visit my blog. I would not be where I am today without you. I have decided to do a really awesome giveaway and I hope you will enter! Find out more below.
May 8, 2017

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Today I have a closer look at the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette. If you haven't heard of Pretty Vulgar, they are a new brand at Sephora that consists of beautiful packaging and highly pigmented products. I picked up one of the three eyeshadow palettes they have called Nightingale, which has more dark and smokey shades. Find out more and see swatches below!
May 3, 2017

Fresh and Hydrated Skin with e.l.f. Skin Care Products

 e.l.f. has really expanded their skincare line and there are so many products to choose from. All of them are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Today I'm talking about a few products including the Illuminating Moisturizer, Nourishing Oil to Foam Cleanser and more. I have been trying them out for a few weeks and now know which ones I loved and which are a pass. Find out more below!

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!