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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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. 

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!

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!

New Shades: Jesse's Girl GlowStix Holographic Lip Colors

March 13, 2018

 Today I have a closer look and swatches of the Jesse's Girl GlowStix Holographic Lip Colors. There are 6 new shades in addition to the two shades they already have out. GlowStix come in a new sleek packaging that contains over twice the volume of their previous packaging. These look gorgeous on their own or over other lip colors. See swatches and find out more below.

Urban Decay Disco Queen Collection: Info + Swatches

March 9, 2018

 Urban Decay has taken highlighting to another level with the new Disco Queen Collection. There are two holographic products to try and both can be worn on their own or layered for a more intense effect. There is Holographic Disco Stick and Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder. Both products create an iridescent sheen that looks great on any skin tone. Find out more and see swatches below. 

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip - Swatches and Review

March 1, 2018

 Today I have a closer look at the new Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Colors. There are 6 shades to choose from and I have swatches of 5. The formula on these are amazing and so pigmented. Knowing these lip products are matte, I expected them to be drying on the lips or even hard to apply. They are definitely hydrating, long lasting, and so easy to apply. I have been loving these and I know you will too. Find out more and see swatches below.

Benefit Cosmetics BADGal BANG! Volumizing Mascara: Worth It?

February 25, 2018

I have been hearing so much about the new Benefit BADGal BANG! Volumizing Mascara and I knew I had to try it out for myself. The reviews lately seem to be mixed so I wasn't sure what kind of results I would get. This mascara is made to give a huge amount of volume that lasts a full 36 hours without weighing them down. Seems like some big claims and my lashes would need a mascara like this to keep them from going back to stick straight. Read on to find out my thoughts on this and if it is worth it.

Swatches and Review: SEPHORA Collection #Lipstories Lipsticks (3 Shades)

February 19, 2018

I recently stopped by Sephora and I had been wanting a few of their #Lipstories Lipsticks which are are so pigmented and have the cutest packaging. I picked up three shades that are more on the neutral side and they are each from the three finishes: matte, satin, and metallic. I decided to go with shades I knew I would wear on a daily basis. Find out more about them and see swatches below.

Time To #GlowUp With Olay Cleansing Infusions Collection

February 15, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have new goals for this year and they all involve focusing on myself. Not too long ago, I started to feel like I needed to ‘adult’ more and #GlowUp. I am determined to live a healthier life, which includes better eating, more sleeping, and making sure I drink more water. I am changing my sleeping patterns by going to bed earlier and working on how much water I am drinking. Another goal I have is taking better care of my skin and wanting it to look more radiant and healthy. I'm going to step up my skincare routine with the new Olay Cleansing Infusion collection.

Swatches: Kevyn Aucoin Molten Liquid Lipstick (Molten Gems)

February 5, 2018

 Kevyn Aucoin has some new shimmer lip colors that are called Molten Gems. There are 6 to choose from and they are all gorgeous jewel-toned shades. You can use these on their own or layered on top of other lipsticks. I love how versatile these liquid lipsticks are and create different looks with each shade. Read on to see swatches!

Profusion Cosmetics Blush & Bronze Palette - Swatches and Review

January 30, 2018

Profusion Cosmetics has hit Target stores and I picked up the Blush & Bronze Palette to try out. This comes with a total of 9 different shades of blush and bronzer. There are two light and medium bronzers and 7 blush shades. I love how the cover of the packaging is clear so you can see what is inside with ease. The palette also comes with a small blush brush and it works pretty well. Read on to see swatches of the palette.

e.l.f. ACTIVE Collection: Must Haves + Giveaway!

January 28, 2018

 e.l.f. has a collection of products that have a sweat-resistant formula while still being hydrating and lightweight. You can choose from a body mist or body wipes to eyeliner and mascara/brow duo. With working out being one of my focuses this year, these products have been helping me feel prepared when I need them. Read on to find out more about these must haves from e.l.f. Active.

Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Foundation - Review

January 24, 2018

One product that you NEED to try right now from the drugstore is this: The new Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Foundation. I tend to always enjoy cushion foundations that I have tried. Usually because they seem to feel and look good on my dry skin. This one is probably one of my favorite foundations from Wet N Wild. Read on and let me tell you what's so great about it.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara - Review

January 23, 2018

Another new release from Maybelline, is the Total Temptation Mascara which builds lashes for full and soft volume. It is a whipped formula that is infused with coconut extract which uniquely makes the mascara smell amazing. I picked this up at Walgreens and I love the light pink packaging. Read on to find out more about this mascara below.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks (2 Shades) - Swatches and Review

January 16, 2018

Fenty Beauty has come out with a full range of long wearing lipsticks that have a soft matte finish. There are 14 shades to choose from and they are bold, bright, and dark. The two shades I picked up are S1ingle and Spanked which are more on the neutral side. I'm not the biggest fan of matte lipsticks, but these are comfortable and pigmented. Find out more and see swatches below.

New Year, New Makeup Routine with Neutrogena

January 11, 2018



A new year calls for a new makeup routine and one that works best with these cold winter days. My skin can be difficult when wearing certain makeup products because they tend to accentuate the dryness. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cosmetics have made a difference in how makeup looks and feels on my skin. Find out more about these products below and how easy they are to incorporate into your own makeup routine!

Swatches: Wet N Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters

January 5, 2018

Today I have a look at the new Wet N Wild Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters. They come in 7 different shades and I picked up 3 shades to try out. There is a multi-shimmer glow to these from the pearl pigments and you don't need to use much. Liquid highlighters are something I don't use all the time, but I love how they look on my skin. Find out more and see swatches below!

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