Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours - Swatches and Review

December 28, 2018

 I'm always on the hunt for some great quality matte lip products and I think I have found the perfect drugstore option. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours come in 16 shades with neutrals, reds, pinks, and even grey. You can find them at Target, Welgreens, Walmart and other retail stores. The formula is lightweight and packs a punch of color making it easy to apply. Find out more on these lip colours below.
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What’s Inside: Nourish Beauty Box December 2018

December 6, 2018

For this month, Nourish Beauty Box is bringing you products to keep your skin looking its best and adding some color to your fave holiday looks. There are 4 products in the box from brands like Seraphine Botanicals, Peony Cosmetics and Troos Skincare + Apothecary. I was so excited to see what this month had in store and what new products I can start incorporating into my beauty routine. Find out more on what is inside the December Nourish Beauty Box below.

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NEW: Target Holiday Beauty Boxes (Available now)

There are 2 new Target Beauty Boxes that are out for the holidays and both are great to gift yourself or anyone on your holiday list. If you are wanting both or one of these boxes, make sure you get them fast because they always tend to sell out. I have bought some in the past and have always had a great experience with these beauty boxes from Target. I love being able to try new products and figuring out what works best for me and what doesn't work. Find out more about the boxes below.
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Review: Joah Beauty Truly Yours Foundation and Seflie Ready Setting Powder

December 2, 2018

Joah Beauty is a new brand that is inspired by K Beauty products and is part of the KISS brand. I saw this brand at CVS and I picked up a few of their face products. I wanted to try their Truly Yours Liquid Foundation and the Selfie Ready Setting Powder. The brand seems to have some affordable finds and I was really excited to try these out. Find out more on these below.
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The Equate Flocked Makeup Sponge - Under $4!

November 15, 2018

I was recently at Walmart browsing the beauty section and I came across this fuzzy makeup sponge from Equate Beauty. It is made to work with powder, cream and liquid products and it can be used wet or dry. I wasn't sure what to expect or if it would blend out anything. Cheap makeup sponges can sometimes be the worst, but this really did the job well. Find out more below.
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Winter Fest OC 2018 - Info + Ticket Giveaway!

Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s largest winter experience, returns to the Orange County Fair & Event Center December 20th - January 6th. Get into the holiday spirit as Winter Fest features 40,000 square feet of new attractions and brings back popular activities including an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake Summit, real Snow Play, and so much more. Find out more info below and how you can win 4 tickets for you and your family.
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What's Inside: Nourish Beauty Box November 2018

November 9, 2018

 Today I have a look at what's inside the Nourish Beauty Box for the month of November. This is a monthly subscription beauty box that comes with 4 full size products that are good for your skin and well being. The products are cruelty free, natural, gluten free and vegan. Let's see what is inside and find out more about the products below. 
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Wet N Wild Zodiac Collection ColorIcon Lip Glosses - Swatches and Review

November 7, 2018

Today I have swatches and review of the new Wet N Wild ColorIcon Lip Glosses from the Zodiac Collection. There are also eyeshadows and highlighters available and you can find everything exclusively at Walmart. The four shades I picked up are Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer and Sagittarius. A few of the glosses have more texture to them but nothing that isn't terrible. Find out more and see swatches below.

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Event Info: Citadel Outlets 17th Annual Tree Lighting Concert 2018

Over 18,000 LED bulbs will light up the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree (110 ft.) on this Saturday, Nov. 10 during the grand finale of Citadel Outlet’s 17th Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition and will include a mix of original pop songs and holiday favorites.

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Swatches: Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bars (3 New Shades)

October 23, 2018

Today I have swatches of the new Wet N Wild Highlighting Bars. I have posted about their first gold highlighting bar in the past, and now Wet N Wild has launched three new shades. They are: Bronze, Platinum and Rose Gold. I love how these have a beautiful shimmer to them on the skin and they all have a different look. Find out more and see swatches below.

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Fall Favorite: PIXI + Weylie Dimensional Eye Creator Kit

October 22, 2018

 One of my makeup sets that is perfect for fall is the Pixi + Weylie Dimensional Eye Creator Kit. It comes with a 6 eyeshadow palette and an eyeliner duo. The palette is small and easy to travel with and the eyeliner is very pigmented and stays put throughout the day. The eyeshadow shades in the palette are so great for a neutral or smokey eye look. Find out more below.
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Doubledown Cosmetics - A Makeup Company Making a Difference

October 19, 2018

 Today I have a post dedicated to Doubledown Cosmetics and the positive work they are doing in the Domestic Violence Community. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and my friend Kristen Speller, who is a Domestic Violence Survivor, has shared her powerful story through social media to help others that might be where she was in the past. Find out more below.

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The Sweet Collection of Urban Decay Naked Cherry: Swatches and Review

October 15, 2018

 Urban Decay has a sweet new collection in their Naked line and it's all about cherries. The UD Naked Cherry Collection has a new eyeshadow palette, a highlight and blush palette, 3 lipsticks, 2 eyeliners and a setting spray. I am so excited to be able to share the entire collection with you. I have swatched it all and I am not disappointed in the products. See more below.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Modern Metals Collection - Swatches and Review

October 9, 2018

 e.l.f. has a new collection called Modern Metals which features 4 new products: Eyeshadow Palette, Blush + Highlighter Palette, Lip Gloss and Liquid Matte Lipstick. This is a really gorgeous collection that I think is perfect for fall/winter. There are jewel toned shades in the eyeshadow palette and the lip gloss and liquid matte lipstick pair together nicely. The Blush and Highlighter Palette has neutral hues that blend into the skin quite well. The collection was created with influencers and the winners of Beautyscape. Find out more and see swatches below.

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Swatches: Academy of Colour I Believe in Unicorns Highlighter Palette

October 3, 2018

I posted about the Academy of Colour Eyeshadow Palette quite a while ago and I was surprised at how well the eyeshadows worked and how they lasted. Now, I have a closer look and swatches of their highlighting palette which comes with 4 shades. I think these palettes are fun and would be great for Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers. They have nice quality, are pigmented, and look great on the skin anywhere you are wanting to highlight. Find out more and see swatches below!
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Colourpop x Disney Designer Collection: Eyeshadow Palette + Lipsticks

October 1, 2018

Today I have swatches and a closer look at some of the Colourpop and Disney Designer Collection. I picked up the eyeshadow palette and two lipsticks which were my must have items to get. I absolutely love the packaging of the Disney princesses and how the artist drew them with gorgeous gowns. See swatches and more info below.
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Fall Makeup Pick: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

September 24, 2018

Fall is officially here and I like to switch out some of my makeup products for more deeper colors and richness. I have always loved Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils (I use Perversion a lot) and these new shades just remind me of fall so much. These liners have great staying power, are pigmented, and don't ever smudge or fade. Another plus is that they are very creamy which makes them easy to apply and don't skip or drag on the skin. See swatches below.
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BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis Shadow & Highlighter Palette - Swatches

September 18, 2018

The Desert Oasis Shadow & Highlighter Palette is just right for summer looks but can transition nicely into fall. It comes with 19 color shadows and highlighters (5 mattes and 14 shimmers). I picked this up just out of curiosity but I was really amazed at the pigmentation and overall quality of the palette. See inside and swatches below.
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My Current Skincare Routine - Dermalogica, e.l.f., IT Cosmetics

September 12, 2018

Today I am sharing my current skincare routine and what products I have been using everyday. I have dry and sensitive skin, so I use products that are gentle yet effective for my skin type. This is more of my daytime skincare routine since I switch out a few products for night time. All of the products I use have been great and each one has a purpose. Find out more below.

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Halloween Time at Disneyland 2018 - Food Guide and Info

September 11, 2018

Halloween Time at Disneyland has officially begun and there are new spooky treats and fun goodies to get a hold of. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are both decorated and ready for you to visit during the Halloween season. I was able to go recently to check out everything new so I thought I would share some pics and more info. I also have a look at the new food guide that will make your hunt for some yummy treats easier.
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NEW: Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Matte Liquid Lipsticks

September 10, 2018

 Kevyn Aucoin has launched a new collection of matte lip colors in their Molten Liquid Lipstick line. I have three shades to show you which are Demi, Dolly and Kate. You can find 7 shades available on thier website and on Sephora's website. There are neutrals, pinks, and reds which is a good start to a new matte lip collection. When I'm trying a new matte lip color, I find the formula to be the most important because I want it to be long lasting, comfortable and pigmented. See swatches and more on my thoughts below.
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Makeup Revolution x The Emily Edit The Wants Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

September 6, 2018

Makeup Revolution has partnered with Emily Noel (Beauty Broadcast on YouTube) to launch 2 makeup palettes. I was so excited when I heard the news about the collaboration because I have watched Emily for years. I love her videos of makeup reviews, the Emily awards, and her comparisons of different products. I picked up The Wants Eyeshadow Palette on the ULTA website which has 24 matte, satin and shimmer shades. See swatches and more on my thoughts below.
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Swatches: Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette

August 30, 2018

Today I have swatches of the Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette. It has 12 shades that range in the cream, neutral, browns, and of course burgundy categories. I picked up this palette at Walmart and I didn't know what to expect. These kind of products from Maybelline are hit and miss so I wasn't sure what kind of quality it was going to be. Is it worth picking up? Find out more and see swatches below.
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Swatches: Morgan Taylor African Safari Fall 2018 Collection

August 26, 2018

 Today I have swatches of the Morgan Taylor African Safari Fall 2018 Collection. There are 6 shades in the collection that are perfect for the fall season. I was really pleased with how well they applied with only 2 coats each and they lasted well with minimal chips or peeling. Morgan Taylor polishes are some of my favorite and this collection makes me more excited for fall to arrive.

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L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Eye Shadow Palette - Swatches and Review

August 14, 2018

L'Oreal has a new sweet scented eyeshadow palette that is enchanting and worth picking up. The new Paradise Enchanted Eye Shadow Palette comes with 12 warm shadows that range from mattes to shimmering pearls. I picked this up at my local Walgreens along with the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. Find out if this is a palette for you and see swatches below. 
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Swatches: Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duos

August 9, 2018

 I'm always looking for a product that will give me some glow to my skin without being too glittery or overpowering and I have found my perfect match with the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duos. Each comes with two powders that brighten up the skin in a natural way. I found them to be easy to build up and very pigmented. Find out more and see swatches below.
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Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer in Capri - Review

August 6, 2018

 Today I have a closer look at the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Bronzer in the shade Capri. This is a 3-in-one palette that has a highlighter, blush and bronzer in a gradient finish. You can use the shades individually or swipe your brush across the three shades to make a unique shade. I found this palette to be great for travel and when I only want to use something that has everything I need in one. See more below for swatches and my review.

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Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

July 30, 2018

 I'm all for palettes that have mostly everything you need all in one and is travel friendly. The new Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette has the shades you need to create a wide variety of looks when you are on the go. The palette comes with 21 eyeshadows ranging from neutrals to jewel tones and more. This is one of those palettes that can be used anytime anywhere since it is so convenient. Find out more and see swatches below.
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Review: Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation + It's Lit Concealer

July 24, 2018

Covergirl has recently launched a new matte foundation and concealer that is part of their TruBlend line. I recently picked up the products at Target where they were on clearance. I was surprised to see them on clearance since they are so new, but I was curious to try them out for myself. Also, I usually stay away from matte type products since I have dry skin, but these are made to be a comfort matte that will last all day long. Were they worth it? Find out more below. 
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Swatches: Academy of Colour I Believe in Unicorns Eyeshadow Palette

July 9, 2018

I was recently at Kohl's and came across this new eyeshadow palette from Academy of Colour. I have bought palettes from them in the past and they have all been pretty good quality. The I Believe in Unicorns Eyeshadow Palette comes with 9 eyeshadows that are a mix of shimmer and mattes. The shadows are more pastel than bright, but I do like the look of the palette. See swatches below!
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Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights - Swatches and Review

July 6, 2018

Pixi Beauty has these new light reflecting glimmer liquid eyeshadows that are perfect for the summer. There are 5 shades to choose from and they pack so much shimmer goodness. When I first tried these out, I expected them to be messy or crease on my lids. But Pixi has made these so that you can wear them on their own or layered over your eye look and they will not budge. Find out more and see swatches below.

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Wet N Wild Beauty Flights Of Fancy Collection Reviews (Primer Water Spray, Nail Polish and Lip Scrub)

June 30, 2018

Today I am talking about the Wet N Wild Flights of Fancy Summer Collection. This post will kind of round out the few items left to talk about. I tested out the Photo Focus Primer Water Spray, a Megalast Nail Color and the Perfect Pout Lip Scrub. All of the products are limited edition but can still be found online or in stores. 2 of the products were great, while one didn't stand out too much. Find out more on my thoughts below.
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ColourPop No Filter Foundation: Worth It?

June 23, 2018

ColourPop has recently released a full range of foundations that I could not wait to order and try it for myself. The brand launched with 42 shade options which is really amazing. ColourPop is also making it easy to figure out what shade you are by letting you match by brand and either skin tone or undertone. I didn't have a hard time choosing and ended up with shade Medium 80 (warm foundation with golden yellow undertones). Find out how my experience went and if picking up this foundation is worth it.
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Pixi Beauty + Dulce Candy Cafe con Dulce Palette - Swatches and Review

June 19, 2018

Pixi Beauty has came out quite a while ago with a collection of different products with Influencers like Dulce Candy, Chloe Morello and Weylie Hoang. I had planned on doing swatches/reviews of all the products months ago but ended up falling behind. This post is all about the Cafe con Dulce Palette which was in collaboration with Dulce Candy. The palette comes with 9 powder to cream shades that can be applied with your fingers or a brush. Find out more about my thoughts on this palette and see swatches below.

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Wet N Wild Beauty Flights of Fancy Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads - Swatches and Review

June 13, 2018

In addition to picking up the blushes from the Wet N Wild Flights of Fancy Summer Collection, I also picked up the three Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads to test and swatch. The eyeshadows from Wet N Wild have always been some of my favorite shadows to use from the drugstore. They are pigmented, easy to blend, and last pretty well with a good primer. I had no trouble with these quads and their performance was great. Check out some swatches and let me know what you have picked up from this new collection.
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Swatches: Wet N Wild Flights of Fancy Beauty Color Icon Baked Blushes

May 30, 2018

Wet N Wild Beauty has a new summer collection called Flights of Fancy and it has so many amazing new products. I recently spotted them at CVS and knew I had to try out a few things. First up are the Color Icon Baked Blushes which come in three shades. I picked up two and they both have a good amount of pigment while still having a glow to them. I will have more reviews of other products from the collection, but for now I have swatches of the blushes that I wanted to share. 
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NYX Cosmetics Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Today I have a review of the NYX Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette. It comes with 10 eyeshadows that range from mattes and shimmers. There are two palette available from the collection and I have Hooked On Glow. This one has more rose gold/neutral shades to choose from. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this palette. See swatches and more info about the NYX Away We Glow Palette below.
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My Summer Must Have With Olay Total Effects Whip SPF 25

May 17, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
  Keeping my skin protected from the sun with SPF products can sometimes be a challenge. They can either be too greasy or will breakout my sensitive skin. I have always reached for skincare products with an SPF because I know how important it is to protect my skin on a daily basis. It might seem easy to skip the SPF, but it’s the most important step to do. Once I started using Olay Total Effects Whip SPF 25, I knew this could be a product I could incorporate into my skincare routine with ease.

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CHOC “Walk in the Park” 2018 - Preview + Info

May 15, 2018

Get your walking shoes ready for this year's CHOC "Walk in the Park" presented by Disneyland Resort! Now is the time to register for this event where everyone works together to make it one amazing experience. All the proceeds from this magical event benefit the health and wall-being of Southern California's kids. I was lucky enough to be invited to hear a presentation of what's new this year and what's to come for #CHOCWalk.

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Swatches: Smashbox + Vlada Cover Shot: Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette

May 12, 2018

Smashbox has recently came out with a collaboration collection with Vlada (@Vladamua), and it is everything you need if you are a lover of rose gold. I recently picked up the Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette to swatch and see how good the eyeshadows are. There are also highlighters, liquid lipsticks, shimmer spray, eyeliner, and shimmer drops. Find out more about this collection and see swatches of the eyeshadow palette below. 
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Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches

April 28, 2018

The Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette has been a new and exciting product that everyone seems to want to try. I bought mine from Ulta and it has been a palette I reach for quite often. It comes with 12 eyeshadow shades that range from neutrals, shimmers, mattes, and even a yellow shade. Maybelline shadows have been improving with pigmentation and long lasting quality, but does this palette live up to the hype? Find out below.
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Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pens + Eye Define/Eye Bright - Swatches and Review

April 26, 2018

 Today I have swatches of some Pixi Beauty Eyeliners that I was recently sent. The Silky Eye Pens come in some gorgeous shades that are perfect for spring and the Eye Define/Eye Bright are liners that are great for the waterline. Pixi eyeliners are some of my favorite drugstore liners since they are long lasting, have a lot of pigmentation, and glide on with ease. If you are wanting a quality liner that will not smudge, these are them. See swatches and more info below.

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Milani Cosmetics Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

April 14, 2018

Milani has a couple of new eyeshadow palettes that have released and this one comes with all of the matte neutral shades you will need. The Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette comes with 12 eyeshadows and nice, sleek gold packaging. It even has a nice sized mirror for taking it with you anywhere. It definitely looks high quality, but does it lack pigmentation? Find out with swatches and my review below!
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Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Highlighter Palette - Swatches

April 10, 2018

 Urban Decay has a new highlight and blush palette that has some really nice shades for spring. The UD Sin Afterglow Palette is a 6 pan palette with 3 highlighters and 3 blushes. You can use them on their own or layered/mixed to create your own unique look. The shades are mainly on the lighter/neutral side but they are all still quite pigmented. See swatches and more info below.

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Swatches: Jesse's Girl Cosmetics NEW Reformulated Lipsticks

April 3, 2018

 Jesse's Girl Cosmetics has repackaged and reformulated their signature lipsticks and they are all gorgeous. The shades are pigmented and last pretty well throughout the day. There are 12 shades to choose from, deep red, plums, pinks, and neutrals. I love a good drugstore lipstick that has the quality and is at a good price point. See the swatches below!
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Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Urban Decay has come out with a small travel-sized palette inspired by the UD Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette. The Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat comes with 6 all new eyeshadow shades and they are all mattes with one having a demi-matte finish. I love the larger UD Naked Heat and this is great to use for complimenting that palette or any shadows you want to warm up. See swatches and more on my thoughts below.

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Why Olay Whip Is A Must Have In My Daily Makeup Routine

March 28, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
Today I'm chatting with you about the unicorn of moisturizers: Olay Total Effects Whip. It has a unique formula that will absorb oils in your skin throughout the day and leaves a dewy finish rather than an oily one. I try and keep my daily makeup routine to only a few products so that I can get done in a timely manner. Incorporating Olay Total Effects Whip into my routine has made my makeup last longer throughout the day and works great for my dry skin. 

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Kevyn Aucoin Prismagic Highlighting Trio - Review

March 26, 2018

Today I have a closer look and swatches of the Kevyn Aucoin Prismagic Highlighting Trio. The palette comes with three soft powder highlights that transform into gorgeous brightly hued shades. They definitely have a unique look and feel to them but they really shine and can make a look come together. You can wear each shade alone or blended in your favorite face, lip, or eye products. Find out more about this trio below. 

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Worth it? NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

March 18, 2018

 Today I have a review of the new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation and if it is really worth picking up. I have been using this for about 2 months now and I can tell you that my skin has been really liking this foundation. I have dry/sensitive skin and I always want to use a face product that is going to be buildable, lightweight, not accentuate my dryness and be long wearing. I have found all of those in this NARS foundation. Find out more on my thoughts below!

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Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss - Swatches and Review

March 16, 2018

Urban Decay is taking lip gloss to the next level with their new Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipglosses. There are 20 shades available with 4 different finishes. These glosses are pigmented and have a long lasting formula. The best past about these is how hydrating they are and make the lips feel good while wearing. You can expect some high shine and a range of neutrals, brights, holos, and more. You are going to want to see swatches of all 20 shades!

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