Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother's Day Must haves!!!

Hey everyone!!!!!

It's that time of the year where we find ourselves stressing out about finding the perfect gift for our dear mothers. So what do you get the one woman who has brought you into this world and possibly has everything?

Well if she loves makeup here are some ideas brought to you by IT Cosmetics!

 Every woman needs the basic brushes in her makeup bag! Airbrush 101 is how you get started with brushes! Blend, blur, buff and perfect for a flawless airbrushed finish! The set includes 5 full size - ultra plush brushes for the face and eyes that come in a patent leather case with a bow. These brushes are cruelty-free. Here are the brushes that come in this set: Airbrush Powder Brush, Airbrush Foundation Brush, Airbrush Concealer Brush, Airbrush Shadow Brush, and Airbrush Crease Brush.

A mom on the go? No worries there's a brush set for you! It includes essential brushes to help get you ready in no time! Your Face & Eye Essentials brush set includes 5 travel-size, ultra-plush brushes for face and eyes that blend, smudge, line and define—plus a bonus case that carries them in style. These brushes are cruelty free. The brushes included in this set are: Complexion Brush, Crease Brush, Shadow Brush, Smudger Brush, and Liner/Eyebrow Brush.

Give you mom the gift of soft, smooth lips! This Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment contains essential butters and oilshyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants and flushes to the perfect rosey-pink. This lip treatment is available in 2 colors Your Perfect Pink and Rose (New). This is perfect for any mom on the go!!!

 This award-winning Bye Bye Pores™ formula is infused with optical-blurring pigments which instantly diffuse the look of pores and discoloration! It’s filled with skin-loving ingredients like anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and peptides which will give your Mom a youthful flush! It is available in 2 colors: JE NE SAIS QUOI & Naturally Pretty.

You can pick up most if not all at your local Ulta or order online.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas of what you can give your beauty loving mom! Happy mother's day and may you have a wonderful day spent with laughter and love!!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Neon Sunset

Hello everyone! I am back, finally!!!! So I wanted to share a new look with you guys! Its gonna be a little different without the steps written out but I will list products used, some pictures and the video as usual. Also, I am kind of thinking about making some changes to my blog, I'm not entirely sure but I will probably have an update post about stuff you can expect to see from me and so on. If you have any things you would like me to incorporate into my blog just let me know. Anyways, onto this fun spring look.

Products Used:

  • Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Primer
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fierce & Tangy
  • Sleek Acid Palette
  • Sleek Ultra Mattes Palette
  • Nyx Cosmetics White Eyeliner
  • Milani Eye Pencil in Mediterranean Blue
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Jordana 12 Hr Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Eternal White
  • Nyx Cosmetics Brow Pomade in Brunette

  • Milani 2-in-1 Foundation in Tan
  • The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightening
  • Ben Nye Buff Powder
  • Nyx Cheek Contour Duo Powder in CHCD01
  • Bh Cosmetics Bombshell Bronze in Siren
  • Milani Blush in Luminoso
  • Urban Decay After Glow Highlighter in Sin

  • Pacifica Love Lipstick in Sweet One
  • Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in LoveCraft

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rejuvenique by Monat Review

Hey everyone!!! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today I'm going to be reviewing a product I got from iFabbo, which is Rejuvenique by Monat. This product is an oil which can be used on both the skin and hair.

Here's some information from the box and a little pamphlet that came in the box:

" A Monat proprietary blend of unique botanical oils rich in rejuvenating vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that mimic the body's own natural oils, allowing for deeper, quicker and more complete absorption.

Intense oil activates enhance cellular activity and provide essential moisture to dramatically increase youthful hydration.

Provides essential moisture and helps enhance cellular renewal, improve collagen production, maintain elasticity and strengthen skin's natural regeneration."

"Rejuvenique is a non-greasy clincally proven formulation that promotes smooth and supple skin, aids in hydration and because it has a high fat content, it also replaces the body's own natural oils allowing for faster, deeper and more complete absorption. For the hair, it provides manageability, shine, moisture, protection against environmental influence. For the skin, it moisturizes and provides significant improvement to tone and texture. Once applied it protects both hair and skin from damage caused by harsh chemicals and heat appliances."

As for the packing its super simple as you can tell from the picture. I really do enjoy how sleek the product looks.

The product itself isn't oily it sort of feels like a primer would, its has a silicone feeling, but maybe that's just me. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this product because of the fact that its an oil and I have an oily have and acne prone skin, also I have oily hair, definitely not the ideal things to use an oil on. Anyway, in the winter months I do tend to get dry spots on my face and my hair sometimes becomes dry as well, so I figured it would be good for that purpose. It definitely helped relieve me of my dry spots on my face, let me just say I didn't use it on my entire face because like I mentioned early I have acne prone skin and I didn't want to risk causing a breakout, but I did get a pimple or two where I used this oil. As far as my hair goes, omg it just made it feel so much softer like it felt touchable, so I was happy with that!! However, I didn't see any difference in manageability, but my hair is wild nothing can tame it.  Also, let me just note that you can also use this on the body in replace of a lotion. I used this on my extremely dry hands and even used this on my boyfriend. I've mentioned before that he has excessive dry patches on his body and this definitely helped him a lot. I applied some to his arms in the morning and it kept him feel moisturized all day.

So my thoughts? I think this is a great product for relieving dryness. This product does have a steep price tag, $100. I know that's a lot but if you have extreme dry patches I would definitely look into this product it really does help a lot. I really can't vouch for the things its suppose to do since I would just do spot treatments or use it as a lotion, However, it really did nothing for my hair except help make it feel soft. If you would like to get more information on this product definitely check it out here.

P.S. Let me just apologize if this review seems kind of jumpy I've been really tired also I've had a death in the family so my mind is just all over the place. Once I'm feeling myself again I will edit this and add more info as I see fit. Thank you for your patience.  Have a wonderful evening.

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hello Kitty40th Anniversary Pop Up Party Palette Review

Hey everyone! I am super excited for this review, like you have no idea!! Anyway, let me start by saying I have holiday palette fever, like most of you probably do! ;D As you guys know starting in September Ulta and Sephora start selling holiday palettes and sets. There are some that are exclusively for Ulta and some that are exclusively for Sephora.

This year there are a lot of amazing collections, however, the one I knew I had to have and was so excited for is the Hello Kitty Pop-up Party palette to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The reason I was so excited? Correct me if I'm wrong but that I know of this is the biggest Hello Kitty palette ever! The palette contains 20 eyeshadows, which is definitely something to be excited about if you are a Hello Kitty and makeup lover.

Here's the description of this palette off the Sephora Website:
"What it is:
A playful, 40th anniversary Hello Kitty eye shadow palette with 20 captivating neutral and bright shades. 

What it does:
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty by exploring this exciting collection of eye shades—ranging from vibrant brights to gorgeous neutrals to fun metallics. A satin ruby-colored bow of the beloved cartoon character pulls the palette open to reveal 20 various textures, including matte and shimmering shadows, which are named after some of Hello Kitty’s favorite things. Mix and match this variety of velvety-soft and beautifully blendable shades and let your eyes pop in a hundred different ways—plus, you’ll want to lift the lid for a special, Hello Kitty 3D pop-up surprise. 

This set contains: 
- 20 x 0.035 oz Eye shadows in Happy (matte plum purple), Playdate (matte gray), Dear Daniel (shimmery bright blue), Milk (satin white cream), Celebrate (satin maroon), Supercute (satin royal lavender), Friendship (satin pink vanilla), Kitty-Chan (satin navy blue with rose gold sparkle), Apple Pie (satin peachy-pink), Bow (satin rosy pink), 1974 (matte blue-gray), Kawaii (satin mermaid green), The Original (satin rich brown), Hot Cocoa (matte taupe), Bright (shimmery champagne), Three Apples (satin medium green), Anniversary (matte black with green sparkle), Cookie (satin grey silver), Mimmy (satin sunshine yellow), Chocolate Chip (satin sun-kissed beige) 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
Over the past 40 years, Hello Kitty has become one of the world’s most beloved figures. Celebrate her enduring legacy of friendship and happiness with the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Collection, exclusively at Sephora. Irresistibly luxe and quintessentially charming, this limited-edition collectible pays tribute to her 1974 origin, honoring the original icon."

The box of this palette is so cute!! It has lines of silver and white diamonds with gold, red and black lettering. A picture of Hello Kitty and apples on one side and on the other is a picture of a big red bow with balloons, and a cake. On the back of the box there is no description but there are bow-shaped pictures of the shadows with the names and a picture of Hello Kitty saying "Hello!" The list of ingredients can be found on the bottom of the box.

The palette itself is kind of similar  to the box. It has silver and white diamonds, the silver ones are sort of mirrored and in the corner you have a big red bow with Hello Kitty behind it and with balloons behind her. The back is basically like if yu are looking at it from behind, like you see her behind. Anyways The top of the palette has a magnetic closure and this is where the pop-up part i. Its super cute and I plan on eventually using this as decration. There's a little draw type thing that you can pull a bow to open it. This is where you'll find the eyeshadows and before I get into that lets discuss this packaging. As cute as it looks, it is super bulky, I would of preferred something a bit on the thin side. Also, having to pull on a bow? Seriously? I find this to be the most nerve wrecking thing ever! I'm scared the bow will eventually break after the many times of using it and the fact that you do have to use some force to open it definitely makes it a bit scary! Honestly I would of preferred this to just be a magnetic closure type palette.

So now onto the shadows! These eyeshadows definitely do bring justice to the theme of the palette which is "Party". These shadows are very sultry and dark, thinking "Party" or going out type shadows. There are a bit of neutral type shadows but I feel that these are more for using as transition shadows. I find it a bit difficult to use for a daytime look, but these would be fun to use with another palette. I love the colors that are in this palette it definitely is fun and different than the other palettes in my collection. The quality of these shadows are AMAZING! Just omg they are soooo good! They are so pigmented there is definitely no need for any sort of base, however, I do like to use my electric blue color tattoo with Anniversary I feel like it gives it more edge. They blend out beautifully and apply so smoothly. They are just so easy to work with. I will admit they are a bit dusty but just because they are so pigmented, so I would suggest doing your face makeup last.

(All swatches are applied directly to my arm with no primer or base underneath)

This palette is $52, I know that's quite a lot but omg its so worth it. I was scared I wasn't gonna like it cause when I bought it there was no palette to swatch or look at, I got the first one from my local Sephora. So you definitely are not paying just for cute packing, you are paying for amazing quality shadows. I'm so glad I bought this palette, I regret nothing. Would you guys buy this palette? What holiday palettes are on your wishlist or which do you have? There will be more reviews coming on other holiday sets/palette that range high-end to drugstore. I hope y'all stick around to see what I got and hear if its worth the money. Thank you so much for reading my post and I shall talk to y'all later! :) 

Friday, November 7, 2014

BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer and Corrector palette Review

Hey everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing the 6 Color Corrector and Concealer Palette from BH Cosmetics. These past months I've been really into concealers so I figured this would be a good product to try and add to my collection, since I have nothing like this.

This palette comes in a little black box that has pictures of the shades on the front and the shade you got it in. On the back is a description of the palette and it says: "This 6 color concealer/corrector palette contains 3 concealer shades and 3 corrector shades to help you create the perfect complexion, With endless options for coverage, its your secret weapon against flaws."

The palette itself is a little bigger than a credit card. It's so incredibly small and compact that is is perfect for travel or just throwing it in your purse. The palette doesn't contain a mirror so just be aware if you would take it on the go.

The colors in the palette depend on the shade you get. I got mine in medium so I have a light medium shade to a some-what deep medium shade. The light shade I find it perfect for highlighting. The other two medium shades I don't like them on their own, I always mix the shades together and it seems to suit my skin. The correcting shades come in a salmon/orange color, yellow, and green. The salmon/orange and yellow shades are to cover dark circles. I do love that they give you two colors to choose from because the salmon/orange shade looks horrible on me. The yellow one works perfect and definitely makes my dark circles disappear. The green shade is to correct red spots. I do use this on the daily to cover little red demons pimples on my face. The concealers are so creamy and it is hard to build up the cover without it looking cakey. I would HIGHLY recommend that if you have dry under eyes to stay away! It will make your dry patches noticeable. I would advise you to use your finger for application that is the easiest way to get an even application but for the green corrector shade you can use a brush or finger.

So, my final thoughts? I really do love this palette. It is apart of my daily routine. It is perfect if you're on a budget and want an actual concealer palette. I paid $4.95 but right now it is on sale for $5.95. Also it does last a good couple of hours, that's cause where I love it's extremely hot and humid and I sweat like crazy. So, it definitely does survive that and that makes me love it even more. I definitely do recommend this product to any beauty whether you are just starting out or you are looking for a concealer palette to add to your collection.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rose Gold Smokey Eye: Perfect for Brown Eyes

Hey everyone! So finally I am back with another tutorial. I'm absolutely in love with this look it has definitely been one of my go to whenever I am going out and I decided this would be a perfect look for fall or just for whenever. A little note for the lips you can definitely go bold this look looks fabulous with a red lip but I don't know why I just decided to go for a light lip.

Products used on the Eyes:
  •  BH Cosmetics Waterproof Pro Eyeshadow Primer
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Sunwashed Sky 
  • Urban Decay X Eyeshadow 
  • Urban Decay Ecstasy
  • BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil Palette: Deep Purple, Black, and White
  • Sephora Big Mini Palette: Rose Pink
  • Physicians Formula Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  • Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Little Black Dress
  • Rimmel London Nude Eyeliner 
  • CK One Mascara
Products Used on Face:
  • Rimmel London Pro Face Primer
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Foundation in 310
  • Elf Pressed Face Powder in Honey
  • Wet n Wild Coverall Concelear in 802
  • BH Cosmetics 6 Color Contour and Blush Palette: Highlight & Contour
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana
Products Used on Lips:
  • Wet n WIld Megalast lipstick in Just Peachy
  • BH Cosmetics Studious Lip gloss

Get The Look:
  • Apply an eyeshadow primer to keep your eye makeup in place.
  • Then I applied a duo chrome white base all over the lid you of course can just use a white base or even no base at all.
  • I then used a shadow brush to apply a rose gold shadow all over the lid.
  • Then taking a small crease brush work a light purple into your crease, this is sort of gonna be your transition color. 
  • Using a more fluffier blending brush apply a dark purple into the crease. The blending brush is going to help it blend into the other colors as well as blend out the shadow itself.
  • I then took a clean fluffy blending brush and just did a bit more cleaning.
  • Then used a smaller blending brush to apply some black into the outer corner.
  • I then applied a beige shade as a brow highlight. 
  • Now using a small crease brush I applied some black under my lower lash line and blended it out. 
  • Then apply a shimmer white into the inner corner.
  • Now just line your eyes, I added a nude liner onto the waterline and add mascara.
  • So now you're just going to do your face makeup like you normally would. For the blush I used a shimmer peach color for a glow.
  • For the lips I decided to use a a peach lipstick and go over it with a light pink lip gloss.

Colorful Madness

Hey everyone! S o today I am sharing with you a super colorful look using thee Eyes on the 80s palette. I haven't really played with this palette enough to do a review yet but trust me there will be one coming. Anyway, I've worn this look a lot I just love how all the colors look together and it has definitely been one of my favorites to wear. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and as always I will have the video including at the end of this post.

Products used on the Eyes:
  •  Urban Decay Original Primer
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • BH Cosmetics Eyes on the 80s Palette: Light Pink, Light Shimmer Pink, Dark Purple, Lavender Shimmer Purple, Hot Pink, Shimmer Green, Beige, Shimmer Mustard Yellow, Matte Mustard Yellow
  • Jordana Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Jordana 12 hr Made to last liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point
  • Wet n Wild Megalast Mascara
Products Used on Face:
  • Rimmel London Pro Face Primer
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Foundation in 310
  • Elf Pressed Face Powder in Honey
  • Wet n Wild Coverall Concelear in 802
  • BH Cosmetics 6 Color Contour and Blush Palette: Highlight & Contour
  • Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore
  • Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana
Products Used on Lips:
  • revlon just bitten kissable balm stain darling cherie

Get The Look:
  • Apply an eyeshadow base to keep your eye makeup in place.
  • Then I applied a white base all over the lid.
  • I then used a shadow brush to apply a light shimmer pink color all over the lid and I went over with a lighter matte pink.
  • Then taking a small crease brush work a dark purple into your crease. 
  • I then went back and blended a lavender color into the dark purple.
  • I then took a fluffy blending brush and blended the colors together.
  • Then used a smaller blending brush to blend a hot pink into the purples.
  • I then applied a beige shade as a brow highlight. 
  • Now using a small crease brush I applied white eyeliner under my lower lashline and blended it out. 
  • Then went over it with a shimmering green shadow. And added a shimmer mustard yellow into my inner corner as my highlight and went over it with  matte mustard yellow, don't forget to blend it into the green and lid color.
  • Now just line your eyes and add mascara.
  • So now you're just going to do your face makeup like you normally would. For the blush I used a shimmer berry color for a glow.
  • For the lips I decided to use a really light pink to keep the attention on the eyes.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BH Cosmetics Bombshell Bronze Review

I'm super excited to talk about these products, now that I finally got my hands on them. Awhile back BH Cosmetics came out with some new products such as the Eyes on the 80s and 70s palettes and the Bombshell Bronzers, out of those 5 products I got 3 of them! In this post I'm going to talk about 2 of them which are the Bombshell bronzer in Siren and Starlet.

First I'm going to talk about the packaging. The packaging of this product is so so pretty and girly. It comes in a black box that has pink flowers with pink and gold letters. The packaging of the product itself has a clear top with pink letters that flip open and a black bottom. It is a pretty big compact that will definitely last you awhile.

  Lately, I've just been really into bronzers and highlighters so when I saw these on sale on Bh cosmetics, I just had to have them. There is a matte bronzer but I already have a couple of those and wanted to try something different. My eyes were just mesmerized on how pretty Siren looked, I was just in awe. So I guess I'll start this review off with Siren.

For Siren this is what it says on the box:
"Get that stunning summer glow you've been wishing for, anytime, anywhere, with Siren- shimmering bronzer. This 4-in-1 silky smooth bronzing powder glides on evenly, giving the skin a soft shimmering luminastly. Diffused powders in shades of deep sizzingly bronze and gold blend perfectly together, contouring and highlighting the face, leaving being a sunny, radiant complexion. Paraben and oil free."

Let me start by saying I know the fact that this being a shimmering bronzer is a little scary especially if you have oily skin. I know you want to looking glowing bot oily, but trust me this product gives you the most beautiful glow, This has definitely become a part of my daily routine. It doesn't make my face look oily. I usually swirl my brush in all 4 colors and blend it into my contour. I also sometimes apply it to my temples. The colors are so beautiful! They are very pigmented and glide on smoothly and they aren't over shimmery. Also the colors are easy to blend and buildable if you want a but more color added.

I have to say I am not disappointed with this product at all. I bought this when it was on sale for $4.50 but I definitely would pay full price for it. I highly recommend this product it really is a beautiful bronzer and I know summer is over but your summer glow never has to leave.
 All 4 individually swatched and mixed.
 Top 2

 Bottom 2
All 4 mixed together

As I said I've just been really into highlighters and I only really had one before I made this purchase so I thought it was perfect buy just so I can try something new. The colors just look so pretty, I just had to have them. So now on to my thoughts on Starlet!

On the box it says:
"Get a gorgeous glow, anytime, anywhere, with Starlet- illuminating bronzer. This 4-in-1 bronzing powder utilizes shades of beige, pink and peachy bronze to flawlessly highlight and enhance the skin's natural radiance, for a beautiful all-over bombshell glow! Want a more sculpted look? Contour your features to glowing perfection by using each shade individually for an ultra-customized look. Paraben and oil free."

So, as it says you can use these colors individually. There are 3 highlighter shades and a bronze color that you could use to contour. If you are looking for an all in one then Starlet would be perfect for you. I personally just use it to highlight. It just gives you a beautiful glow and just looks soo beautiful on the skin!  Like Diva I swirl my brush in all 4 colors, however, sometimes I just use the 3 lighter shades. I apply the colors on top of my cheek bone, cupid's arrow and down the bridge of my nose. With this product a little goes a long way. You definitely don't want to go crazy and put too much product since this can make you appear very oily.

 All 4 Colors individually

All 4 colors plus when 3 are mixed and when all 4 are mixed.
 Top 2 
 Bottom 2
Close up of 3 colors mixed and all 4 mixed.

I don't know what else I could say besides these being amazing products! They are just amazing quality for an amazing price. They are my favorites and have become part of my daily routine. I do plan on repurchasing these products in the future. I give major kudos to BH for these amazing products, I highly recommend you try them, trust me you won't be disappointed!