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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

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 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!

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!