e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie Palette - Swatches and Review

December 9, 2020

 e.l.f. has really outdid themselves this year with their holiday gift sets. I have seen so many great ones to give as gifts, but I had to pick up this eyeshadow palette for myself. It comes with 15 eyeshadows ranging from matte to shimmer. There is a unique mix of colors here which is what caught my eye to buy it. The colors still work together great and I found the pigmentation to be up to e.l.f. standards. Find out more and see swatches below!

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Night of Lights OC Presented By Winter Fest OC - Info and Important Dates

November 16, 2020

  Winter Fest OC is proud to return this year in presenting Night of Lights OC, a magical and immersive winter wonderland drive-thru experience running this holiday season at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. From the safety of your own vehicles, guests will be guided through a clearly defined mile-long course featuring over one million lights, themed holiday scenery and characters including Santa (through Dec. 23rd), animated light shows and tunnels synchronized to music through a car radio or smartphone, special effects, a Christmas tree lighting spectacular, and more. Find out more info below!

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Maybelline Lifter Gloss - Swatches and Review

October 26, 2020

 Maybelline has some new Lifter Glosses that are really popular right now and for good reasons. These glosses are shiny, lightweight and have gorgeous coverage. I picked up two shades: Moon and Reef. One is more of a shimmery gloss and the other is just an opaque color with no shimmer. I'm actually really happy with the shades I chose. They might look the same in the packaging but they are both different and pretty in their own way. Find out more info and see swatches below.

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Swatches: LA Girl Cosmetics Break Free Eyeshadow Palettes

August 27, 2020

Press Sample

Today I have swatches of the new LA Girl Cosmetics Break Free Collection which features 2 eyeshadow palettes. Both have 16 eyeshadows in each and the color selection is fabulous on these. One has more of a purple theme while the other is more on the neutral side. This post will show you swatches of all the eyeshadows and give some thoughts on what I think about them. 

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare - Review

August 18, 2020

 Today I have a review of the new IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare. This is a lightweight foundation that is buildable and keeps skin hydrated throughout the day. I love IT Cosmetics products and I am always using their CC Cream during the summer months since it has SPF in it. This is made to improve bare in 2 weeks with the softness and refining the skin texture. As soon as I heard about this foundation, it sounded like something I would enjoy since I have dry/sensitive skin. Find out more about my thoughts below.
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Worth it? GOOP GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream and Eye Cream

August 10, 2020

 Today I have a review of two products that I thought I would never try: Goop Beauty All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream and Eye Cream. The only reason I say that is because of how expensive these products are. I do have skincare products that are worth the price out of my budget. So it just depends on how the product performs and if it's worth the price. After using these for 4 weeks, these products are worth it for me to include them in my skincare routine and I'm going to tell you why below.
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Noyah Cosmetics Organic Lip Balm Will Be Your New Fave Lip Product

July 24, 2020

Today I have a review on a few lip balms from the company Noyah Cosmetics. I was sent these by Bzzagent, where periodically they will send out products in exchange for a review. Once I tried these lip balms, I had to share with you about how amazing they are! There was no need for me to write a blog post, as it wasn't required from Bzzagent. I am doing it because more people need to know about these Noyah lip balms. Find out why I love them so much below. 
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Sheer Slick Lipsticks - Swatches and Review

July 11, 2020

e.l.f. Cosmetics has these Sheer Slick Lipsticks and I believe they have been out for a while now. I recently picked them up from Target after seeing the fun shades they offer. At this time with Quarantine, you might not be focusing on lip products. Even more so with the face mask orders, but I do like to throw something on my lips even if I'm home. It helps my lips not get dry and gives me a boost in my mood. The two shades I picked up are Jam or Jelly and Wild Peach. Find out my thoughts below!

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Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

June 19, 2020

Today I have swatches and review of the new Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. It was inspired by the Born This Way Foundation line and has 16 highly-pigmented nude shades. I will definitely be honest and say that I have not bought anything from Too Faced in a long time. I just haven't found their recent products to be inspiring or different than what they usually do. I was really interested in picking this up because I like having an all nude eyeshadow palette and one with mattes and shimmers so I can mix it up. Find out more and see swatches below!
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ColourPop Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer - Review

June 8, 2020

Today I have a review of the ColourPop Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer. It is made to be lightweight and give a natural, fresh finish to the skin. I picked this up weeks ago at ULTA and have been wearing it since. It has been more hot recently and that's when I reach for a tinted moisturizer more than ever. I want something that will give some coverage but also doesn't feel heavy throughout the day. I didn't know if this would work for those like me with dry skin, but I decided to give it a try. Find out my thoughts below.
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Review: L'Oreal Bambi Eye Mascara

May 21, 2020

Today I have a review of the new L'Oreal Bambi Eye Mascara. I recently picked up this mascara at CVS where they had quite a big display of the mascara with different shades to choose from. I decided on Blackest Black which is the shade I usually buy when it comes to mascara. It comes with a wide eyed brush with plastic bristles that are very short in length. This mascara is made to give an eye opening look to the lashes while not clumping when you apply it. I have more info below!
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Lancome Juicy Tubes Are Back!

May 14, 2020

I am so excited to see that Lancome Juicy Tubes are back and thriving at Sephora. These are the same formula you grew up with and have the same sticky goodness to them like in the past. I was recently sent two shades to try out: 20 Birthday Confetti and 09 Hallucination from Bzzagent. I am a huge lip gloss lover so you can imagine how thrilled I was to try these out again and they definitely took me back to my middle school days. Find out more below!
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New! DERMA E +CBD Relief Collection

May 1, 2020

 Today I have a closer look at a new collection of products from DERMA E that are infused with high dosage broad spectrum CBD to help give skin-calming results. There are three products in the line: cleanser, moisturizer and serum that will work together to help the skin feel soothed and hydrated. DERMA E always is a clean beauty brand which is one of the many reasons why I love their products and use them daily. Find out more info below.

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My Top 4 Concealers for Those With Dry Skin

April 30, 2020

 Today I'm sharing my top 4 concealers that work well for me and my dry skin. These are the types of concealers that give me the right amount of coverage I'm looking for without being overly heavy or cakey. I'm sure there are so many other concealers out there that work for dry skin, so this post is just sharing what works for me and what might work for you. The four concealer brands I have are: Morphe, PUR, Kevyn Aucoin, and Urban Decay which can be found at Ulta. I will show what each applicator looks like and why these work so well for me. 
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Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lightweight Natural Finish Lipsticks (3 Shades) - Swatches and Review

March 26, 2020

Product Sample
 Today I have some swatches and a fairly quick review of the Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lightweight Natural Finish Lipsticks. I was sent these to try out and I have to say that they did not disappoint. I love the packaging of these lipsticks and the perfect heart shape that they are in. It makes them so easy to apply and wow do they have amazing pigmentation. Find out more and see swatches below.

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Vitamin C Skincare from DERMA E

March 18, 2020

 DERMA E has an entire line of Vitamin C skincare products that can brighten up the skin and make it feel and look smoother than before. They were so generous enough to send me a few products to try out from the collection which makes my skin so happy. Products with Vitamin C help my dry skin tremendously and over time make my skin look more radiant. This post is introducing you to 3 products from DERMA E and how they can help to make your skincare routine the best it can be.
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Review: COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Sticks

March 7, 2020

 Today I have a review of the COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Sticks. They come in 4 different shades are made to be a shimmer highlighter that will instantly cool the skin and give the right amount of glow. I feel like this is one of those products that can be overlooked when there is a big launch. Everyone is focused on the foundation and cream blushes (which have been great), but will forget about a product like this. I love using highlighter sticks since they are easy to apply and quick to use. No mess or fuss. Find out more about these and see swatches below.
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Wet N Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum - Review

March 5, 2020

Face primers are a great product to use to prep the skin before makeup application and can really make your look last all day long. I picked up the new Wet N Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum based on two things: I love the dropper packaging and it is said to be hydrating. Since my skin is on the dry side, I thought this would be perfect for my skin type and I would be able to get the hydration I need before doing my makeup routine. This did not work out like I had hoped and I will tell you why below.
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NEW! Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Balm Lip Sampler (Sephora Inside JCP)

February 27, 2020

I recently stumbled upon this new lip sampler at Sephora Inside JCP where it includes 4 lip balms to try out. All of the products that are in this set I have not tried before and I am currently on the hunt for a new fave lip balm. I was really excited to try this out and see if I liked any of them and if I would buy the full size of a few of these. I do believe this set is only available at Sephora Inside JCP since the free standing Sephora stores have a different set with different products inside. So let's see what I thought about each one below!
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Swatches and Review: COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation

February 18, 2020

A new product from COVERGIRL is the Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation. It is a lightweight nourishing liquid foundation that is made to give skin a moisture boost with milky coconut and soothing aloe. The foundation ends up having dewy finish to it and also blurs out imperfections. I tested out the shade Light/Medium which worked out the best for me. There are 15 shades in the entire collection and I have swatches of 12. Find out more info and my thoughts on this foundation below.

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NEW! Wet N Wild Perfect Pout Lip Treatment and Sleeping Lip Mask

February 12, 2020

Wet N Wild has some new launches out including two lip products that I was really excited to try out. There is a grapefruit and mint lip treatment and a lavender sleeping lip mask. I was definitely more curious in trying out the sleeping lip mask since there are other more expensive overnight lip products and I wanted to see how this could compare. Do you need both of these from Wet N Wild? Well, you definitely need one more than the other and I will tell you which one that is below.

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Nomad Cosmetics Surf Shack Eyeshadow Palettes - Swatches

February 7, 2020

Nomad Cosmetics has recently launched a collection of eyeshadow palettes that are inspired by the California surf shacks, bungalows, trailers and inns. They are minimalistic and hand-crafted with a chill vibe. Malibu and Encintas are the surf towns that inspired the palettes. One is more on the bright side and the other has more vintage looking shades. The packaging is so pretty and I love how simple yet detailed they are. See swatches and more info below.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop - Review

February 3, 2020

Glow Recipe has recently launched a new three-in-one scrub to lip balm that will smooth, hydrate and tint lips in a universal shade of pink. I picked this up at Sephora and while this is a pricey lip product, I wanted to see how well this would actually work for those of us with dry lips. Glow Recipe Lip Pop is concentrated with watermelon, coconut sugar, and flower AHA to create this scrub-to-balm concept. Find out more info about this below and my thoughts on if it is worth the splurge.
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Swatches: Wet N Wild MegaGlo Blushlighter

January 28, 2020

Wet N Wild has a collection of new blushlighter duos that will instantly sculpt, define, and highlight in one sweep. There are 3 duos to choose from and I picked up 2 that I saw at a local drugstore. These are soft, buildable shades that contain ultra-reflective, micro-fine pearl pigments. The two duos I have are Highlight Bling and Flash Me. Find out more and see swatches below.
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Covergirl Clean Fresh Cream Blush - Swatches and Review

January 23, 2020

 Covergirl has a new Clean Fresh collection of vegan makeup that gives healthy-looking skin without sulfates, parabens, and talc and other ingredients. The products are made with 100% vegan ingredients like coconut milk and aloe vera. There is a full line of products but this post is going to focus on the new cream blushes. With 4 shades to choose from, there will be one that is perfect for you. Find out more and see swatches below.
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Huda Beauty Nude Light Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

January 22, 2020

Today I have a closer look at the Huda Beauty Nude Light Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. This palette comes with 9 shades that are warm and cool tones. There are a collection of 3 nude palettes ranging from light, medium and rich. Nude Light has a mix of lavender and mauve with peachy shades. The eyeshadows are pigmented and last all day with an eyeshadow primer. See swatches and more below.
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Color Changing Makeup Sponge - Beautyblender Wave Shadeshifter

January 21, 2020

Beautyblender has a new version of their original makeup sponge which changes colors and transforms in hot water. I picked this up on a recent Sephora haul and I needed a new Beautyblender anyway, so I went with this new one. The sponge also has a "wet me" imprint on it, reminding you to always wet the Beautyblender before using. Find out more about this new beauty tool below.
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Blue Light Protection From Derma E - Shield Serum and Spray

January 20, 2020

 Derma E is making it easy to protect your skin from Blue Light that comes from your electronics and other devices. They have 2 new products that can help: a Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum and Blue Light Shield Spray. Both products are going to keep your skin nourished, re-balanced, and revived. These are products that I haven't seen done yet and I think they are so genius to own. Someone like me that is constantly on my phone and computer, these are perfect. Find out more info below on each one.

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Swatches: Milani Cosmetics Gilded Nude Eyeshadow Palette

January 15, 2020

Milani has a lot of new products including the Gilded Nude Eyeshadow Palette. It has mattes and shimmer with rosy pinks and luscious browns. The palette contains 15 eyeshadows which is a great amount for being a drugstore product. I have loved a lot of Milani products in the past, so I was excited to try out these new shadows from them in a palette. Find out more below and see swatches.
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Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette (TYPE: 3 Deep Neutrals) - Swatches and Review

January 6, 2020

Fenty Beauty has recently came out with their new Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palettes. There are 8 different palettes to choose from that can all be mix and matched with each other. I picked up Type 3 which has Deep Neutrals. I wanted to get one where the shades are some that I don't already own. The Deep Neutrals palette has shades that I can incorporate with my other nude eyeshadows that I already own. Each palette comes with 6 eyeshadows, ranging from mattes to shimmers. Find out more below and see swatches.
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