A moment of silence…

As you may know, I am a bit beauty obsessed. I love beauty bloggers, YouTubers and everything in between. It has come to my attention that one of our own has passed away. Talia Castellano, a beauty YouTuber made known by the Ellen Show died from Neuroblastoma at the age of 13. While I never got the chance to meet Talia in person, I know for a fact that we would have gotten along swimmingly. I am constantly praying for comfort for her family in this difficult time. You will be missed Talia, just keep swimming.

If you would like to make a donation in Talia’s honor, please visit the BASE CAMP website or click here -link- to be directed to their website.

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Nail Polish Collection

In previous posts I have mentioned nail polishes that I love, and ones that don’t get much of my love. I thought it would be fun to show y’all what colors I actually own and use on a fairly regular basis. I’m not going to be able to go through and swatch all of the colors or even take a picture of every color, because that would take forever. So with that little disclaimer, let’s get started.

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Front Row: Sinful Colors (Left to Right)

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Queen of Beauty (Silver Sparkles)

Mint Apple (Not a dupe for Mint Candy Apple)

Rise & Shine

Hazard (Peach in Bottle, traffic cone on nails)

Thimbleberry 

24/7 (Barbie Pink)

Boom Boom

Dream On (Dark Matte Pinky Purple)

I Miss You (Pink Sparkles)

Second Row: Nicole by OPI, OPI & Sinful Shine

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Wear Something Spar-Kylie (Nicole by OPI)

All Kendal-ed Up (Nicole by OPI)

Chocolate Moose (OPI)

San Tan Tino (OPI)

You don’t know Jacques (OPI)

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OPI Ridge Filler

OPI Top Coat

OPI Natural Nail Strengthener 

*Sinful Shine in Sailors Delight

 

Third Row: Revlon (Regular & Top Speed)

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Vixen 570

Vintage 570 (Top Speed)

Mon Cherry 335

Peachy 405 (Top Speed)

Graceful 320

Stormy 820 (Top Speed)

Dreamer 410

Hazy 810 (Top Speed)

Black Star 880 (Top Speed)

 

Fourth Row: Mish Mash of Lonely polish

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Salon Perfect in the color Bellini

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Ulta Polish in the Color Fuchsiamania

Essence Polish in the Color Break Through

e.l.f. Polish in the color Teal Blue

(Not Shown: 4 Mini OPI polishes which I don’t know the names of)

Fifth Row: Essie, CK, Rimmel & NYC

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Essie’s Fruit Sangria

*Essie’s Bikini-So-Teeny

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Tutu (CK by Calvin Klein)

420 Sweet Lavender (Rimmel London: 60 Seconds)

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Penn Station (NYC Minute Quick Dry)

Times Square (NYC Minute Quick Dry)

Starry Silver Glitter (NYC Long Wearing)

 

Sixth Row: Sally Hansen, Wet N’ Wild & some randoms

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*Preppy in Pink (Pretty Please)

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110 Green With Envy

340 Mint Sorbet

270 Lacey Lilac

465 Coin Flip

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Blazed 437F

Poppy 429D

*Sparkled 435G

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Sally Hansen Insta Dry Top Coat

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Base Coat

Overview of my Nail Storage

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(Anything marked with an * was a promotional gift)

 

That’s it! I would tell you where to buy my nail polish rack, but I was not sent the one I ordered (hence the upside down bottles). I hope you enjoyed my collection and if you want to see any color swatched or just have a suggestion of a color I might like, leave me a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my life, and like always, Happy Beautifying!

What’s in my Purse – Summer Edition!

Hey guys! So I love these kind of posts. It’s basically a socially acceptable form of snooping. So I figured, since I am such a snoop when it comes to how people live their everyday lives, y’all might be too. So without further ado, lets get started!

The bag I am currently carrying is a “Tote” from Vera Bradley in the pattern “Happy Snails”. -link- This is a discontinued pattern, but you can still find it at some outlets and online. I really love this bag because the colors are perfectly summery and it matches most sundresses, which I am usually wearing this time of year. It doesn’t zip or anything so I don’t carry anything that’s not replaceable or something I can’t live without (besides my phone, of course). It is a bigger bag than I would typically carry, but since I keep the contents to a minimum, I can throw a swimsuit and sunscreen in on a moments notice. Another benefit of carrying a Vera Bradley during the summer is the fact that they’re washable. Just flip that baby inside out, take the base out of the bottom, and throw it in the washer. (I promise this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love this bag!)

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I always have my phone with me. I have a white iPhone 4, and currently have this -link- case on it! If you want to see what’s on my iPhone, let me know!

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Hello Kitty ‘scented’ tissue. This was a lie. They are not scented. They do not smell like fruity deliciousness. Hello Kitty is a liar.

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The day you take a nail kit out of your purse, is the day you need a nail kit. I have used this bad boy for everything from clipping a hangnail, to opening a pack of batteries for a diabetic man in Target. Super helpful. I don’t know where this exact one came from as it was a gift, but I found some great alternatives. -link- -link- All manicure kits are basically the same, but I prefer the first link.

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Keys. Those are pretty self explanatory. I have a key to my car, my moms car, and my boyfriends car. I also have two little rewards card keychain things for a local mexican restaurant, and a gas station (like fuel perks). Attached to that I have a little zip id case, also from Vera Bradley -link- (i’m sorry I forgot the pattern, it’s discontinued also) which contains a couple bucks, my college ID and some quarters for vending machines. I put this in my backpack instead of taking my whole wallet. I also can throw my debit card & drivers license in if I need to run to the grocery store or something.

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My full wallet. I actually won this wallet in one of those Facebook giveaway things, where you like and share the page. I don’t know what possessed me to do it, but I ended up winning, so that was fun. The only thing I don’t like about this is that it doesn’t have a spot especially for my drivers license. But I can get past it, for the sake of beauty. On one side I have my drivers license, my debit cart, my library card(cue the Arthur song -link- ), a banking info card and my voter registration card. On the other side I keep my American Eagle all access pass from when I was in middle school(they still accept it), my Ulta rewards card, my Winn Dixie customer rewards card, my Panera bread member card, a punch card from Walgreens, and some free vouchers for some nutrition places in my town that serve Herbalife protein shakes. In the middle I just keep some graduation money and my change.

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A couple pens and highlighters left behind from summer classes..

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A hair tie. I like the sports ones from Goody (not shown). They’re ribbed so they stay in your hair better. I still have a ton from when I was dancing. I can never seem to find one when I need it though.

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Makeup bag without any makeup? Yes, to prevent clutter I keep stuff like floss picks, a makeup mirror, earbuds, hand sanitizer and extra hair ties in this makeup bag from Laura Geller. It’s old, and was a QVC exclusive, so I don’t know if you can find it anymore.

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Sunnies! Since I am prone to migraines (yes, I know, everything is wrong with me), I always have to wear shades when I even walk outside, much less drive. This particular pair is from Walmart and they’re polarized, which is surprising for a $5 pair of glasses. You always want to make sure your sunglasses are polarized to keep your eyes actually protected from the sun. If you don’t have polarized shades, you’re actually letting UV rays into your eyes. Wearing shades that are polarized is basically like wearing sunscreen. (Info found here -link-)

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Last but not least, I keep a Bausc lip balm in the flavor Berry Pie. This is by far the best lip balm I have ever tried. It is free of all the harsh chemicals found in most beauty products, is organic, and actually tastes flipping amazing. If you’ve been reading my blog at all for the last month, you would know that my family has been doing a 3 week allergen fast to clean out all the toxins in our body and so we can see what we’re actually allergic to when it comes to Gluten, Soy, Dairy or Corn products. This lip balm is perfect because it contains none of the ingredients we’re trying to avoid and you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients. (Except one, Butyrospermum, which I found out is basically Shea butter.) I highly suggest you check their site out, and it says that you get free shipping when you spend $50 which is easy to do because you’ll want everything! -Site- -lip balm- -their Facebook page-

*This is not a sponsored post, I honestly just love this product.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! If you want to see more posts like this one where you get to snoop into my life or have tried/loved/hated any of the products I mentioned, leave me a comment down below! Until next time, Happy Beautifying!

Products I Regret Buying

Hey Y’all! Today’s post is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while because I always find it helpful when others explain their bad experiences with a product. I just never seemed to have anything to mention because right when I figure out something doesn’t work for me I give it to my mom or one of my friends. But just for the sake of blogging, I saved some products. This includes bath/shower things as well as cosmetics so I hope everyone can find this usefull. So without further ado, the Products I Regret Buying.

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner

This is actually a quality lip liner. It’s a roll up instead of a pencil, so it isn’t uncomfortable to apply. The only problem I have is the color. I stupidly bought the color Innocent, a nude lip liner. I had not yet realized that nude lipstick looks insanely stupid on my rosy pink lips. Not a bad product, just the wrong color.

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Revlon Lip Butter/Colorburst

This is actually my favorite formula of lipstick. It’s not drying, not too pigmented, and just settles on my lips beautifully. But alas, I bought the wrong colors. I purchased the colors, Cupcake & Creme Brulee which are both very light colors. I love the formula, hate the colors on me.

I also purchased a lipstick from Revlon’s colorburst line in the color Soft Nude. I bet you can imagine what I don’t like about it. The formula is okay, but since I don’t own any other lipsticks from this line, I have never worn it for more than 5 minutes.

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Hard Candy Glow All The Way Illuminators 

I purchased these on a whim while in Walmart. When I first swatched the colors, I really liked it! I thought the color was pretty and was a good consistency, I just never reach for these. I don’t know why, but all my powder highlites get more use and these are bulky and take up a lot of space. Not necessarily a bad product, but I wish I hadn’t purchased them. I have the colors Glamazonian Bronze(a Golden color) & Doll Face(a pinky color).

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Hard Candy Boxed Powders

I was excited to get these because they’re supposed to be a dupe for the $28 Benefit boxed powders that I love so very much. Let me tell you, these are not a dupe. The color is patch and extremely strong no matter how lightly you tap your brush. I have the colors Truth or Dare(a light pink with a glittery bronzer) and Hot Flash(4 pink shades that swirl together to become a bright pink). These have a big DO NOT BUY warning from me.

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Above: Truth or Dare  Below: Hot Flash

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Wet N’ Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Palette

I purchased this because I really wanted to try the formula and I loved the packaging. I got this color because it was the most neutral of them all. It turns out that I never use it. Some of the colors are pretty, but I tend to reach for my Revlon & NYX palettes more.

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Maybelline Super Stay 10 Hour Stain Glosses

I essentially bought this because I saw that both Eleventh Gorgeous & Miss Budget Beauty both talked about this product. I stupidly forgot that this was not the good one and purchased it instead of the Lo’real that came out around the same time. This product does not wear well on my lips but instead settles into the crevices and looks silly. The colors all looked very similar so I chose a pink and the crazy purple. Who knows, I might find a use for them. They do smell good.

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Forever 21 Body Lotion

This was a serious impulse buy. The products by the line always suck me in! It’s an okay body lotion, but nothing special. It smells good for the time you can smell it, but that is not for long. I think it was around $3.50 so it wasn’t a bad deal for what it does. Since the packaging is pretty, I think I’ll just use it as a display.

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Forever 21 Mascara + Lash Serum

This mascara is utter crap. It does absolutely nothing for your eyelashes and is not even worth the couple bucks I blew on it. I haven’t used the serum/treatment yet, but i’m probably going to just trash this. It’s just a waste of space.

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Lush Porridge Soap – Link

I was actually really excited about this soap. In middle school I actually has a soap business for my “Home Economics” class so I knew that oatmeal is a really good exfoliator. I could not be more disappointed. This soap is very drying and is not at all worth the seven bucks I paid for it. I have another one of their soaps to try and I’m honestly scared to for fear of disappointment. I will not be repurchasing and will most likely give it to my brother to finish up.

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I love this brand. I love the formula, I love the color selection, I love the price. I do not love these colors. I purchased Aquamarine, Innocent, and Happy Ending on a whim and really wish I hadn’t. Aquamarine is a deep sea blue which would be very pretty except I look like a middle schooler when I wear it. Since it is such a weird color, I really have no use for it. I might give it to Cy’s little sisters since they are in Middle/Elementary school.

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The next color I purchased was Innocent, which is a strange lime green color. I actually had hope for this one. I have another lime green by Sally Hansen (Link) that is completely wearable and springtimey, and beautiful, so I’ll most likely stick with that.

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And last but not least, Happy Ending. I just realized it now, but this one might be trying to go along with Shrek. I mean, it’s basically a Shrek green. If you like Shrek greens, then this is the polish for you. If not, I would steer clear.

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Mac Matchmaster Foundation

I was so excited about this purchase. It was my 18th birthday and my mom decided that I needed a good foundation because I was an adult. It was my first time ever getting anything from Mac and I actually got to go to the Mac counter and have them do my makeup. It looked beautiful in the store and I was psyched to begin wearing it. Flash forward two days when I sadly discovered that this foundation breaks me out like crazy. I mean I have never seen so many pimples on my face in my lifetime, and that is including middle school! I really want to love this product, but I sadly cannot. I did also purchase the Charged Water Moisturizer at the same time and I love that to pieces. I seriously suggest steering clear of the Mac foundation if you are prone to breakouts. It’s not worth the money.

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Thats it! I hope you enjoyed this post and it helps you decide what to try in the future. If you have tried any of the products I mentioned or want to let me know a product you regret buying, leave me a comment down below. Happy Beautifying!

Allergen Free Snacking

Recently my family started a fast where we cut out Soy, Dairy, Gluten and Corn products from our diets for three weeks. We’re currently in the middle of the second week and going strong. The biggest struggle I found when starting this drastic diet was that I felt deprived of everything that I used to eat so frequently. I am an avid snacker, and usually don’t eat huge meals, so when the only thing I could eat was dinner, it became very stressful. Lucky enough for you, I have found a collection of allergen free snacks that are tasty, quick, and will tide you over till your next meal.

Cape Cod Chips

These chips are not only delicious, but are also made from all natural ingredients. The ingredient list on a bag of Waffle Cut Sea Salt chips are as follows: Potatoes, Canola Oil, and Sea Salt. Thats It! Nothing crazy, and nothing I can’t pronounce. I highly suggest these chips if your a big snacker like me. *Note: other varieties in this brand may contain Gluten, or Corn so if you are sensitive, double check all of the ingredients first.

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Simply Balanced line, exclusively at Target

This brand has been a lifesaver this past week and it just keeps on getting better. We have tried fruit strips & various juices from this brand and all of them have been delicious. We have checked the labels of the Apple Juice and Strawberry & Wild Berry fruit strips and both are clean, but we have also seen some products from this line such as the chips, that do include Corn oil or something else we cannot eat. I urge you to always check the label before ingesting something you have never eaten before, especially if you have a food allergy or sensitivity.

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Blue Diamond Roasted/Salted Almonds.

I have mentioned these in a previous post because they are just so darn delicious! These obviously are not safe for someone with a Nut allergy, but for someone on a limited diet, they are perfect. If you have a low tolerance for fat I would be careful with these considering that they do have 16g of fat for every 28 nuts.

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Rice Cakes, Peanut Butter & Jam

If your a fan of PB&J’s this my friend is the snack for you. Simply spread peanut butter on top of a lightly salted rice cake, and then layer the jelly on top. These are also good with just peanut butter or just jelly. You need to make sure that you get jelly without high fructose corn syrup and natural peanut butter without high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.

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Thats it! Those are all my suggestions. You can also eat raw veggies such as carrots dipped in peanut butter or natural apple sauce! I hope that y’all get some inspiration from this, and are able to find some clean foods if you have any allergies or intolerance’s. If you do have any allergies and have good snack suggestions, leave them down in the comments! Happy Eating!

The Perfect Red Lips

In honor of Independence Day, I wanted to talk about something related. I was planning on a fourth of July look-book, but it is currently pouring down rain and does not look like it will let up anytime soon. So I decided, what better than a post on red lipstick! Since a bright red lip is scary and sometimes hard to pull off, it is often ignored and avoided by beauty lovers new and old. But what you don’t know is that a red lip is a simple way to look beautiful and glamourous. So without further ado, the perfect red lip tutorial. 

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First off, we have to moisturize! I have super dry lips so lipstick will not apply evenly if i don’t soften my lips up first! Please take it into account that I have no makeup on besides what is shown! 

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Next, scrub a dub dub! I like to use a soft bristle toothbrush on my lips after moisturizing. It helps to get the flakey pieces off. *note: this is too harsh to do on your lips every day.

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Next, apply your first coat of lipstick. I’m using Electra by NYX (It’s okay if you miss a spot, we’ll touch up in a minute. 

 

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Next we blot!

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Fold your tissue into this shape and lightly blot your lips.

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Now apply more lipstick, and make sure you get every area! Flip that tissue over and blot again!

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Your done! You can apply a loose powder through an unfolded tissue to give it a more matte effect, but I find it unnecessary if you double blot. 

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Finished Product! If yall have any tips and tricks or want to put your two cents in, leave me a comment down below! I hope y’all all have a great Fourth Of July and stay dry! It’s pouring at my house! Happy Beautifying!

 

June Favorites!

It’s that time of the month again…monthly favorites time! Since July first is tomorrow I thought I would share the things I’ve been loving for this month with you! Lets get started!

Nicole By OPI nail polish in the shade, Wear Something Spar-Kylie

I was completely drooling over this particular nail polish when the Kardashian collection came out last year, but alas, I did not have the money to drop on a $9 bottle of nail polish, so I sadly tried to forget it’s existence. Ironically enough, as I was rummaging through the beauty section at Marshall’s, I came across a duo of this color and All Kendall-ed Up for $5.99. I was in such disbelief, I actually asked the sales lady if the sticker was correct. I mean six dollars for two OPI nail polishes is crazy talk! It just so happened the sticker was right, and I happily continued on my way with two new nail polishes in tow.

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I ❤ Extreme, Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence

As mentioned in my previous post, i seem to be on a mascara kick right now, so it is only fitting to include a mascara in my monthly favorites. This particular one is by Essence and does a surprisingly good job for a $3 mascara. It separates my lashes all while making them longer and seemingly fuller. I would repurchase this mascara when I run out and I strongly suggest you try one!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

This is my Holy Grail pressed powder. It isn’t as fine as a typical pressed powder and is heavier, so much so that I just wear this when I don’t feel like wearing a foundation. I have the color 001 and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.

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Blue Diamond Roasted & Salted Almonds

My family is on our second week of eating allergen free to see if we’re allergic to anything. This includes eliminating Soy, Dairy, Gluten and Corn products from our diet for three weeks. Since I know I am not allergic to nuts or nut products, I have been snacking on these bad boys constantly. I am halfway through my second bag and I know there is a third in my future. They’re yummy and I love them.

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Espresso Bar candle from Bath & Body Works

I just recently go this during the semi annual sale for $10 instead of the typical $20 for a 3 wick candle. In a nutshell, this candle smells like Starbucks. Strong coffee smell with a hint of sweet. I can’t figure out if it is chocolate or caramel, but I don’t care. It’s allready half way burned and I cannot get enough.

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Popular Song by MIKA feat. Ariana Grande

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I’ve really been enjoying this song. I think it’s funny, and it’s ridiculously catchy.

We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus

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When I first heard this song I absolutely hated it. But as it happens, after I heard it on the radio a couple times I got addicted.

I think that about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any June favorites, feel free to leave it in the comments! Happy Beautifying!

Review: Mega Impact Mascara by Wet N’ Wild

Hey guys! Lately I have been semi obsessed with having long lashes. I don’t know what it is, but if someone has long, full lashes, they’re face seems more inviting. With this craving for long lashes and my temporary inability to wear falsies, I seem to be buying mascara like a mad woman! The last time I was at Walmart I picked up a bunch of makeup which happened to include the Mega Impact Mascara by Wet N’ Wild.

First off I was surprised that Wet N’ Wild were sold at Walmart considering I have only ever seen them at CVS and Walgreens. Secondly I had never tried a mascara from this brand so I decided to pick up a couple to try out. I picked out the Mega Impact and the Mega Length mascaras mostly because the packaging said things like, “8x the Volume!” and “50% fuller lashes!” and I was sucked in. I haven’t tried the Mega length yet only because I don’t like having a ton of mascaras open at one time because they tend to go bad pretty quickly and I already have 6 open (oops).  Anyway, after trying the Mega Volume out I am not too impressed. The formula is very dry which I typically don’t mind, but at the same time it is somehow extremely clumping. Usually, I spend about 2-3 minutes on my lashes trying to make them as long as possible by double coating them. With this mascara, I barely got my second coat in before my lashes completely dried together. Honestly it looked like i only had 3 super jumbo lashes which I completely hated. The other bad thing was this mascara took FOREVER to remove. For a mascara that did not say it was waterproof, I had to use my waterproof eye makeup remover and I still felt like I didn’t get it all off. Overall I would not repurchase this product and recommend that you all stay very far away.

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e.l.f. Haul

Because I am apparently addicted to online shopping, I receive any email announcements from my favorite stores when they are having a sale. I took advantage of this when I got an email saying that e.l.f. or eyes.lips.face. was having a deal where you could purchase a professional brush set worth $30 for only $3. The only catch was that you had to have at least $30 worth of merchandise in your cart before you could apply the deal. Consequently I ended up deciding that it was worth it to spend the money and it gave me the opportunity to try out some products I’ve been hearing all about, so without further ado, lets get started!

 

Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick ($2)

This product really surprised me, in a good way! These inexpensive little buggers are so great to just throw in your bag and not have to worry about it getting the product messed up or having to nitpick with a statement lipstick. The colors I got were, Flirty & Girly, Movie Star, Pink Umbrellas, and Sangria Starters. The only color I’m not super crazy about would have to be Flirty & Girly, only because it has super chunky glitter that feels uncomfortable on the lips. Overall I would suggest these Gloss Sticks to anyone who wants to be able to maintain their lip color without worrying about looking for a mirror.

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Lip Exfoliator ($3) 

I have used this product one time and I really don’t think it did much. I might need to try it a few more times, but for someone with dry lips, I would recommend either shelling out a little more money for a quality scrub or making one at home  with Brown Sugar and a little bit of olive oil. I would most likely not repurchase.

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Essential Lipstick in the color Gypsy ($1)

This is a beautiful color and looks really pretty on my lips. It is very drying, but it is typical for a dollar lipstick. I would repurchase this product.

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Conditioning Lip Balm ($3)

I havent tested this product enough to make a complete decision, but for only using it one time I do have to say I enjoy it. Oddly enough it doesn’t seem to condition my lips. It does provide a beautiful color payoff. I purchased the color Blissful Berry which is one of the darkest shades available. I can’t say for sure if I would repurchase.

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Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick ($2)

I am very excited about this product as I love the Jumbo Eye Pencils by NYX. The formula is very creamy and slides on very easily. The color selection is not great, but I do like all the colors I chose. I purchased the colors, Midnight Rendezvous, Forest Nymph, Turkish Coffee, and Rock Out. Since I haven’t thoroughly tested them I don’t know if I would repurchase them yet, but it is a good possibility.

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*shown also is French Lace, but since it is unopened, I didn’t feel the need to break the seal for the purpose of a swatch.* 

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Essential Eyelid Primer ($1)

This primer is slightly greasy, but it does seem to do it’s job. I also own Urban decay primer potion and Two Faced Shadow Insurance in regular and candlelight, so i doubt I will repurchase this.

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Color Correcting Concealer ($3)

I have not tried either color I purchased but the packaging sure is pretty!

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Eyebrow Lifter & Filler ($3)

Again, I have not tried this product yet so I cannot make a suggestion either way.

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Studio False Eyelash Kit ($4)

I purchased the Natural, and Dramatic lash kits. Lately I have been trying to use more false eyelashes, and these looked interesting. I have not tried either of these yet.

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Thats it! I will be testing out all of these products over the coming weeks and will give let y’all know if any one product is fantastic! If you have tried any of these products, please let me know your opinion in the comments bellow! Happy Beautifying! 

Sun Kissed VoxBox + Review

I am so excited to announce that Influenster has chosen me to receive one of the Summer or “Sun Kissed” VoxBoxes! I was beyond ecstatic opening the box and I just couldn’t wait to tell all of y’all about my goodies! Without further ado, let us begin the unboxing!

What I Received

-Goody’s Ouchless Ribbon Elastics ($3.99)

-Sinful Shine nail polish in the shade, Sailor’s Delight ($2.99 exclusively at Walgreens)

-Dr Scholl’s High Heel Inserts ($15.99)

-Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in the shade, Fair to Light ($8.99)

Total Product Value ($32.96)

I have used the Olay BB Cream previously and have enjoyed it, so i was stoked to have it in the box! The other products included are all items i have not owned before, so i was very excited to see how they faired. These are my findings.

Goody’s Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

I was super excited to try this product out mostly because i have seen so many of these ties used as a hair accessory in itself, especially in the south. It was surprising that I had never seen these particular ones in stores considering that I scour the makeup and beauty section of Target on almost a weekly basis. If you can find them, you can pick up these ties at a local box store for $3.99. The whole concept is to keep your hair out of your face without using regular rubber band air ties that can leave a crease in straight hair. Since I have crazy curly hair this isn’t usually an issue, but i’m still excited to try them out!

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Sinful Shine Nail Polish in the color, Sailor’s Delight

I adore the whole Sinful Colors range. The colors are beautiful, if you don’t use a topcoat all of them dry to a matte finish, and the best part, they’re two bucks at any drugstore. While I have not specifically used this formula I am beyond excited to try it. You can find these “Gel” nail polishes exclusively at your local Walgreens.

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Dr. Scholl’s High Heel Insoles

Funny enough, I was planning on picking these up but never seemed to remember to get them. Needless to say I was excited when I opened the box and these beauties were staring back at me. I put them in a pair of my highest heels to see if they really worked. The result is a pair of summer shoes that I will finally get to wear. The insoles will run you about 16 bucks at any box store and are so ridiculously comfortable.

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Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

This is the only product in the box that I have previously purchased. I have mixed emotions about this BB Cream, but most are just things that personally just irk me. For instance, anything with SPF tends to smell like sunscreen, and living in Florida, I tend to get really sick of sunscreen smell. This has a twinge of that smell because it is SPF 15, but I will hand it to whoever created this because they did make an effort to sent the product, but I personally cannot get over it. Also, this product is not super hydrating so people like me with dry skin make sure to put a moisturizer on under it. This product will run you about nine bucks at any place that sells makeup.

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Overall I really like all of the products that were sent to me, I’m just excited to finish testing them out. If you have tried any of the items mentioned let me know in the comments! Happy Beautifying!