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Holiday Gift Idea: DERMA E The Perfect Travel Kit

November 20, 2019

Keeping your skin hydrated and feeling great is important at any time of the year, but mostly during the Fall/Winter months. DERMA E has The Perfect Travel Kit that you or anyone you know will love to use for all things travel. This is a great gift set for the holidays and everything is TSA approved, making it that much more perfect. The set comes with a serum, scrub, night cream and mirror. I have more info below if you are interested in learning more about these products and what they do for your skin. 

NYX Cosmetics Mystic Petals Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

October 22, 2019

The NYX Mystic Petals Eyeshadow Palette has been around for a while now, but I recently picked it up at Target because the colors seemed great for Fall/Winter. It has been so hot here in LA and I am ready for some cooler temps and smokey shadow looks. This eyeshadow palette is definitely not the brightest or super pigmented but I feel like it got the job done in the best way. It comes with 10 eyeshadows and they are a mix of mattes and shimmers. Find out more about this palette and if it worth me picking up.

Winter Fest OC Returns Starting December 19th

September 30, 2019

Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s favorite annual holiday tradition, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center December 19th through January 5th. Enjoy 18 days of affordable fun with the Orange County Fairgrounds transformed into a massive winter wonderland of “wintery” attractions and live entertainment. Winter Fest OC features a redesigned outdoor ice-skating rink trail in the middle of the fairgrounds, ice tubing down the nine-lane 150-foot long Snowflake Summit, real snow at Penny’s Snow Play & Slides with fresh snow blown in daily, with seasonal food and drinks for date nights, girl’s night out and family fun.

REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer - Review

 REN Clean Skincare has recently made a new look at their Clean Makeup Primer. The product now comes in recyclable glass bottle that you can put in your recycling bin once you are done. I love when companies find ways of reducing waste and REN has really made it simple. The REN Skincare Clean Makeup Primer is made to minimize pores and help to keep makeup stay put all day long. Find out more about this below and if it worked out for me. 

New! BETTY BOOP™ X IPSY Beauty Collection

September 23, 2019

 IPSY, the largest beauty subscription in the world, in collaboration with King Features Syndicate, a division of Hearst, and Betty Boop proprietor Fleischer Studios, unveiled a line of Betty Boop inspired cosmetics and accessories today.  In supporting their mission of inspiring individuals around the world to express their unique beauty, IPSY has developed a limited edition line of fun and flirty products to be included in an upcoming subscription box featuring the always glamorous icon, Betty Boop. 

Review: InStyler 7X Smart Hair Dryer

September 20, 2019

 Today I have a review of the newest and innovative launch from InStyler. It is the 7X Smart Dryer and it has many amazing features like the hands-free auto pause mode, Infinity Airflow Dial and much more. I was sent this weeks ago by Bzzagent to try out and it has been the best hair tool I own. I didn't need to do a blog post for them (just a review sent through email), but I thought this is something my readers might be curious about. I love using it and I wanted to share all about it in this blog post. 

New! Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers Liquid Catsuit High-Shine Lipsticks

September 17, 2019

Halloween is coming soon and I found a few collections of the Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers at my local CVS. I picked up 2 of the WNW Liquid Catsuit High-Shine Liquid Lipsticks. These are limited edition so if you see them, pick them up quickly. The shades are actually quite pretty and they look great on their own. Find out more and see swatches below.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Plump & Shine Sheer Lipstick - Review

September 6, 2019

Today I have a review of the L'Oreal Plump & Shine Sheer Lipstick in the shade Coconut Plump. I recently spotted these at CVS and I don't actually know if they have been out for a while already or if they are new. What caught my eye about these lipsticks was the packaging. They look very luxe and I was excited to try it out. The shade range is a bit disappointing since it is more pinks and purples vs. nudes/browns. I would like to see darker shades in the future for fall/winter. This has been my favorite lipstick to wear since I bought it and I will tell you why below. 

NEW! Target Beauty Box For September 2019

September 3, 2019

This month, Target has a new beauty box that features a few products to try out. This is a great way to try new products and save some of them for travel. For the month of September, the products in the Target Beauty Box are to keep skin glowing in fall and beyond. There seems to be only a couple of full-sized items and a couple that are samples. Find out more and where to buy below.

Back To School With HP Instant Ink Program

August 27, 2019

I am a part of the HP Millennial Mom Panel. All opinions are honest and my own.
We are back to school already and I know with my daughter starting middle school, there are going to be so many projects and papers to print throughout the year. So since I have an HP printer, I decided to sign up for the HP Instant Ink Program and it is so easy to use. I wanted to share about the program in case you don't know what it is and you have an HP printer at home. This makes it more affordable, easy and convenient when knowing when you are in need of ink before you run out. Read on to find out more about the HP Instant Ink Program and how you can get a month free!

Urban Decay Vice Lip Chemistry Lasting Glassy Tint - Swatches and Review

August 24, 2019

Today I have swatches of the new Urban Decay Lip Chemistry Lip Tints. These are vegan, high gloss tints that are lightweight and have a balm-like texture. There are 12 shades to choose from ranging from neutrals, reds, pinks, and darks. The lip tints react to your pH and create a custom shade that fits to your tone. Find out more and see swatches below.

Makeup News: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Vol. 1 Palette

August 20, 2019


Today Anastasia Beverly Hills shared they will be launching a new Norvina Collection Volume 1 Eyeshadow Palette on August 26th, 2019. A new palette that looks to be filled with colorful matte and shimmer eyeshadows. It comes in a purple luxe packaging with a large mirror in the inside. There are 25 eyeshadows that range from pinks to purples to reds to orange to black. See what it looks like below.

Skincare Faves From Derma E - Vitamin C Moisturizer, Scar Gel, Sunscreen Mist

Derma E is one of those skincare brands that I love using because their products are eco-ethical; meaning they are not only good for your skin but also the environment. I always seem to have a least a couple of their products in my skincare routine and I have found some new faves from Derma E that I am excited to share with you. Find out more info on these products below.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Prismatic Lip Glosses - Swatches

August 18, 2019

 Today I have a few swatches of the e.l.f. Prismatic Lip Glosses. These are great for layering over a matte lipstick or just to wear on their own. The shades I have are Rose Quartz and Amethyst. I've had these for a while now and I don't know why I haven't got around to featuring them on my blog. The glosses are inexpensive and have a nice feel on the lips. They have a light wash of shimmer that is not gritty when applying on the lips. Find out more and see swatches below.

Review: Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel

July 30, 2019

 I have been trying out new products in my night time skincare routine and have been using the Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel for about a month or so. This is a daily bio-phase peel that will renew the skin with glowing results. It is made for all skin types so those like me that have dry/sensitive skin don't need to worry. It helps with dullness of the skin and any uneven texture you might have. Before using this, my skin definitely needed a product that would take care of my skin without drying it out even more. Find out more info and read my review below. 

Swisspers Are A Makeup Bag Must Have (Plus Beauty Box Giveaway!)

July 22, 2019

 When it comes to my makeup routine, I try and buy products that are going to make everything easier and that are gentle enough for my skin to use on a daily basis. Swisspers has the products I need that will be soft yet strong enough to keep up with my makeup routine. There are an array of products like makeup removal wipes, cotton rounds, cotton swabs and cotton balls that are great and effective. I like to keep all of these products near or on my makeup vanity so that I can use them as needed. Swisspers products are hypoallergenic and work great for those with sensitive skin. Read on to find out more about these products and how you can win a Swisspers Beauty Box of your own! 

Wet N Wild x PAC-MAN High Score Blush Palette - Swatches & Review

July 14, 2019

Wet N Wild has recently launched a new collab collection with PAC-MAN that has made the 80s come back in your makeup bag. I have found a few products at my local CVS, but the blush palette was the one that really caught my eye. The shades are pigmented and long lasting on the skin. The Wet N Wild PAC-MAN High Score Blush Palette comes with 4 shades in both matte and shimmer. It is named after PAC-MAN's energy boosting fruit. Find out more and see swatches below. 

IsaDora Cosmetics Now Available Online at Walgreens (Reviews)

July 8, 2019

 IsaDora Cosmetics has been available in other countries, but can now be found exclusively on the Walgreens website. IsaDora offers a wide range of make-up products, a complete mineral line with 100% minerals, and special products. I was sent a wide range of products to try from the line and I found some that were must haves. Find out more about the products and my thoughts below. 

CHOC Walk 2019 - Don't Wait To Sign Up!

July 1, 2019

This year's CHOC Walk presented by Disneyland is now only 1 month away and you are not going to want to wait to sign up. This is an amazing event that brings the community together to raise funds for health care programs, education and research for Southern California's kids. It is hosted at in Anaheim, CA where you will do a 5K walk through of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Find out more information and details below.

Swatches: Polly Pocket Eyeshadow Palette

June 26, 2019

Polly Pocket has always been something that takes me back to my childhood because they were one of my favorite things to play with when I was a kid. So when I saw the Mattel had came out with a small makeup collection through Hot Topic, I wanted to try it out for myself. The packaging definitely has a nostalgic feel and I couldn't resist picking up the eyeshadow palette. I already expected the quality to be terrible since I was mostly buying it for display/keepsake purposes. I have to say though it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Find out more and see what shades are inside below. 

Knott's Berry Farm Summer Nights 2019 - Fun Entertainment and Food For Everyone

June 17, 2019

Summer Nights is new to Knott's Berry Farm and their are so many fun things to do once the sun goes down. There is so much amazing entertainment from a variety of bands that rotate throughout the night and a fun DJ that play all the fun hits to dance along to. In addition to the live entertainment, there is also a lot of fun summer bites that will keep you full all night long. There is even a Summer Nights Tasting Card where you can choose 8 delicious items for $35. Find out more info below!

Swatches: Milani Cosmetics Bold Color Statement Matte Lipsticks

June 14, 2019

Today I have a few swatches and review of the new Milani Cosmetics Bold Color Statement Matte Lipsticks. I recently spotted them at my local CVS and was uncertain if I wanted to give them a try. Matte lipsticks are a product I avoid because they can make my lips look dry and feel really uncomfortable when wearing for a long period of time. I also don't like how they can emphasize the lines in my lips so I don't wear them that much. These new matte lipsticks by Milani are a drugstore game changer because they are pigmented, long lasing, and super comfy on the lips. Find out more and see swatches of the two shades I bought below. 

Covergirl Revolution Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

June 11, 2019

Covergirl has launched 4 all new eyeshadow palettes that have a royal theme to them. I picked up the Revolution Eyeshadow Palette which comes with 12 eyeshadow shades which are mainly jewel-toned, metals and neutrals. I really wanted to pick out a palette from the 4 that had shades that I don't typically go for. Find out more and see swatches below.

Just Announced! The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music & The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Edition Coming Soon

June 10, 2019

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Globe®-nominated[1] animated classic THE SWAN PRINCESS, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is making the fan-favorite available in brilliant high definition for the first time ever with a collectible anniversary edition Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital, both available on October 29th. As fans reminisce over 25 years of the beloved series, they will also be able to enjoy the newest magical installment when THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC debuts on DVD and Digital August 6. 

My Experience With Jaclyn Cosmetics Lipstick

June 9, 2019

There has been a lot going on with Jaclyn Hill and the launch of her new nude lipstick collection. I just wanted to blog about my experience with ordering and if/what the problems were with my product. I was not waiting on the JC website for the launch minutes before. It just happened that I went back to check on the website to see if the shade I wanted was still in stock, and it was. I did purchase a lipstick that same day in the shade Fussy because I liked the swatches of the shade and the packaging. Shipping is fine and the lipstick arrived on within a decent time. The quality control though on this lipstick (and others that people have received) is a best very poor. Find out what my experience was below. 

NEW! Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Is Now Waterproof

June 6, 2019

 Urban Decay has upgraded their Perversion Volumizing Mascara by now offering it in a waterproof formula. Up until now, I have not found a waterproof mascara that I really love and that does not make my lashes fall. This one though has been amazing and I have been wearing it non stop since it arrived at my home. The packaging is sleek and has the raised water  droplets on the tube which I really like. The brush is on the larger size, but not too big where it will apply messy. Also, the bristles help to keep the lashes separated and I notice that the curl lasts longer with this mascara throughout the day.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb + Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm - Review

June 5, 2019

Fenty Beauty has recently came out with a few new products, including the Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm. I also purchased the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in  Fenty Glow which is a rose nude shade. I thought I would do a review of both and put them in the same blog post since I have used these two products together. I was surprised with both of these and I will tell you why below. 

Review: Fenty Beauty Flyliner Liquid Eyeliner

May 22, 2019

Today I have a review of the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Liquid Eyeliner. It is made to be very pigmented and long lasting. I was so excited to try out this liner because I love Fenty Beauty products and this is at a good price point. I love the packaging of the liner and even the liner tip works out pretty well. I did have some set backs with this liner, which made me return it to the store. Find out more about why this liner just didn't work for me below.

New! Doubledown Cosmetics x The Doll Eyeshadow

May 21, 2019

 Today I have a look at a new eyeshadow that was recently launched from Doubledown Cosmetics. This is a collaboration with a fellow beauty influencer Tiffany Filimon aka Dolledupluxe. This burgundy shade is called The Power and it has a nice shimmer to it that catches the light. I have used Doubledown Cosmetics eyeshadows in the past and they have been good quality and long lasting on the eyes. Find out more below and see a swatch of this eyeshadow.

Review: Smile Brilliant cariPRO Electric Toothbrush

May 15, 2019

 Today I have a review of the Smile Brilliant cariPRO Electric Toothbrush. I have not used an electric toothbrush in my regular daily routine, I have always just used a standard toothbrush. I can definitely tell a difference even just from the first time of using this electric toothbrush. There are different settings to choose from which all help with keeping your mouth and teeth more healthier and even whiter. The set up was super simple and it didn't take long for me to get used to it. Find out more below.

Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Foundation and Concealer - Review

May 7, 2019

 Today I have a review of the new Pur Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Foundation and Concealer that a lot of people seem to be interested in. There has been a lot of talk over this product and that's mostly because Pur Cosmetics decided to launch 100 shades of this foundation. 100 shades! I think that is amazing and Pur has really made a product that works. Find out more below and my thoughts on this product.

SkinBuzz The Facial Kit: Review

May 3, 2019

SkinBuzz has an array of skincare products made with healthy, healing, all organic and non-GMO ingredients. Their products are for everyone and even for kids/teens. My daughter is almost 11 and I have wanted to start her on her own (very small selection) of skincare products but didn't know what would be good for her skin. That is where SkinBuzz comes along since the products are gentle and organic. I was able to try out the SkinBuzz Facial Kit and it is the perfect travel set for anyone. Find out more info below.

Swatches: Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Creme and Shimmer Eyeshadows

April 26, 2019

Wet N Wild has liquid eyeshadows which I was interested in trying since I didn't even notice that had these in stores. I picked up two creme shade and two shimmer shades. I used to use liquid eyeshadows years ago, but I thought I would give them a try since Wet N Wild products are usually pretty good. Find out more and see swatches below.

Target Beauty Box Naturals April 2019 (What's inside + Giveaway!)

April 18, 2019

Today I have a look at the newest Target Beauty Box for this month. This is the naturals beauty box which comes with 6 beauty items that are eco-conscious products. It has been a while since I have bought one of these Target Beauty Boxes, but I wanted to try out this one because I haven't used any of the products. I also ordered an extra box that I will giveaway to someone that would like to try out these products too. Find out what's inside and how to enter below. 

Kevyn Aucoin The Glass Glow Collection - Swatches and Review

April 9, 2019

 Kevyn Aucoin has a new collection that is taking the glass skin trend to the next level. It combines the best of highlighter with skincare benefits. There are three shades of Glass Glow Face and Glass Glow Lip: Prism Rose, Crystal Clear and Spectrum Bronze. The shades look like they will be intimidating but once you blend them out, they look gorgeous on the face and lips. See swatches and more below. 

Is It Worth It? Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette

April 3, 2019

Today I have a closer look at the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette in Sultry Nights. There are two different versions of these eyeshadow palettes and I picked up the one with more dark shades but still has some nice neutrals as well. I recently bought it at CVS and I used coupons to get a better deal since I didn't want to pay full price. Is it worth buying? Find out more below.

Trying Out Woosh Beauty Products (Reviews)

April 1, 2019

 Today I have some reviews of Woosh products that I was sent not too long ago. I have not tried out anything before from Woosh, but their products seem to be made to be time saving options when it comes to your beauty routine. I was excited to try out these different products and see how well they would perform and which ones were hits and which were misses. Find out more below.

Info: Thayers x Whole Foods Beauty Week

March 28, 2019

I just wanted to share some info on what's new with Thayers products and how you can get some great deals at Whole Foods. All of Thayers products are on sale now at Whole Foods through 4/2. This includes their witch hazel hydrating toners, facial mists, lip balms and bar soaps. There is also a beauty bag filled with beauty products coming up tomorrow at Whole Foods with Thayers in it. Find out more info below.

Current Skincare Favorites (IT Cosmetics, Pixi Beauty, Airelle Skincare)

March 21, 2019

 Today I wanted to share some of my favorite skincare products that I am currently using. I sometimes incorporate other products in the rotation, but these are the ones that I always tend to use on a daily basis as of recently. Most of these products are high end but I definitely feel like these products make a difference in how my skin looks and feels. Find out more about these products below.

New! Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Glosses

March 20, 2019

Colourpop has launched a collection of plumping glosses that are made to hydrate, plump, and provide high shine. There are 20 shades to choose from and I bought Type of Way and Round About. They are a thicker gloss making them last longer on the lips while still feeling comfortable. Also they have a tack to them but not where it's too sticky or gooey. See swatches and more info below.

Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Balm - Review

March 18, 2019

Keeping lips hydrated and smooth is important right now with the cooler weather. I love using lip exfoliators that help to take any dryness away and then apply a lip balm to keep everything moisturized. Revlon has a new Kiss Exfoliating Balm where it does everything in one product without any mess. It comes is Sugar Mint so there is a nice minty scent to it that isn't too much. Read on to find out why this will be your new favorite lip product.

NEW Sally Hansen x Jelly Belly Collection

March 15, 2019

A sweet new twist on the classic Sally Hansen Insta Dri formula, this collection transforms Jelly Belly’s wildly popular flavors into your favorite quick dry polish. These vibrant shades are the perfect way to welcome Spring. They are ready for one coat, and you can take on the day in 60 seconds. There are so many amazing shades to choose from and I love how they partnered with Jelly Belly. Find out more info below.

All of the shades available are: 

* Very Cherry - Ripe and ravishing, this primary red cream shade is a classic take on a delicious cherry red
* Bubble Gum - This party-perfect candy pink won’t burst your bubble
* Tutti Fruitti - A confetti like polish adorned with multi colored sparkles will look good enough to eat (but it’s not!)
* Buttered Popcorn - Watch a flick or take your tips out on the town in this pale yellow cream hue tinged with platinum sparkle
* Blueberry - Sweet and juicy, this deep true blue makes a statement
* Green Apple - Vibrantly verdant, this crisp light green hue delights
* Berry Blue - Opt for a brighter take on a medium blue tint and be berry impressed
* Island Punch - Relax beachside with a fruit-infused drink and this vivacious violet
* Coconut - Creamy and dreamy, this pure white mod shade evokes coladas by the pool
* Strawberry Cheesecake - Treat yourself to a pale pink polish punctuated with hot pink glitter
* Peach - Fresh and fabulous, this hue features coral-colored sparkles for an iridescent effect


The new Sally Hansen x Jelly Belly Collection ($4.99 each) is available now and can be found at Walgreens, CVS, and other drugstores nationwide


♥ Stephanie



Swatches: Colourpop Just My Luck Pressed Powder Palette

March 13, 2019

Try your luck at the Colourpop Just My Luck Pressed Powder Palette. This is a 9 pan eyeshadow palette that comes with only green eyeshadows. I love that Colourpop is always listening to their consumers about what they are looking for in a makeup product. I also love how Colourpop has stayed affordable with their makeup and they have launched so many new products it can be hard to keep up. Find out more and see swatches below.

Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit High-Shine Lipstick - Review

March 11, 2019

If you have tried lip products from Wet N Wild, then you know they have always been really good quality for the price. I recently picked up these NEW Wet N Wild Liquid High-Shine Lipsticks that are pigmented (like a lipstick) and shiny (like a lip gloss). They are infused with vitamins, plant-based oils and butters to keep lips smooth and hydrated. The Wet N Wild matte lip products are good, but I prefer a glossy lip any day. Find out more info about these and see swatches below.

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches

March 8, 2019

 Urban Decay has launched a new eyeshadow palette in the Naked line called Naked Reloaded. Since the previous older version of the first Naked eyeshadow palette has been retired, now it the time to reload a new one. It comes with 12 eyeshadow shades that are made to be flattering on all skin tones. The four outer pans are bigger then the rest since you would reach for them the most. Read on to see the inside and for swatches.

Mini Haul: Morphe Makeup Review (Lipstick, Concealer and Lip Gloss)

February 26, 2019

I recently took a trip to one of the Morphe stores near me and decided to try out a few makeup items from them. I have only tried makeup brushes in the past and they were always good for the price. Morphe has expanded to lipstick, concealer, foundation, eyeshadows, etc. You can find a wide range of products for a cheaper price. But are their products just as good as high end? Or worth purchasing? Find out my thoughts on three Morphe products below.

New! Kevyn Aucoin Emphasize Eyeshadow Design Palettes

February 15, 2019

 Kevyn Aucoin has recently came out with new eyeshadow palettes that feature matte and satin shades. There is also a cream foil eyeshadow that compliments the shadows great and you can use it for liner or with the eyeshadows to make them pop. You can choose from 4 different palettes that range from warms to neutrals and cooler tones. The palettes are high quality, pigmented, and come with a nice sized mirror with "Beauty Belongs To The Brave" on it. See swatches and more info below.

Quick Review: Wet N Wild Beauty PUMP Partner Up Sticks + Connector

February 12, 2019

Since Wet N Wild has recently launched so many products to their new PUMP Collection, I decided to try out a few. This is the Partner Up Collection which features different types of products in small packaging. You can connect two of what you choose to a Partner Up Connector so you are ready to take it with you on the go. I think it's a fun/different idea and I like that you are able to choose what you want. Read on to find out more.

GIVEAWAY! Win IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

February 5, 2019

Today I have a great giveaway to share with you! The IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer is a full coverage concealer that doubles as a drying lotion to get rid of breakouts/blemishes quickly. It is perfect for those with oily/acne prone skin. I want to post more giveaways here on my blog and I will start doing one every month. Read more to find out how to enter (it's easy!).

Review: Wet N Wild PUMP Makeup Locker 3-In-1 Sheer BB Cream, Highlighter & Corrector

January 31, 2019

Today I have a review of one product from the new Wet N Wild PUMP Collection. This is the WNW PUMP Makeup Locker which is a 3-in-1 Sheer BB Cream, Highlighter and Corrector. This is made to be easy to take on the go when traveling or going to the gym. I didn't know how much the BB Cream was going to cover (if anything) because it is made to have a sheer coverage. Find out more below.
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