Monday, July 7, 2014

   Last week I made a Sephora order just to get my hands on a sample of what I feel like is the most hyped up beauty product of the year: Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner! I hadn't watched too many reviews on the product but from what I had heard is you either loved this liner or hated it. So obviously I needed to see which side of the coin I was on.
   You can see in my full First Impression & Giveaway video my initial reaction and experience with the liner and today I am just going to briefly go into my thoughts after the fact. I have now worn this liner about five or six times so I feel I can give a better review on it.
   The first time I wore this liner my biggest concern was the "flaking" some others had experienced after a few hours of wear. I made sure to pay a decent amount of attention to that, I myself experienced absolutely NO flaking at all. Worn both over Urban Decay Primer Potion and a MAC Cream Color Base: and even a shadow with no primer at all. The first time I wore this liner I wore it for over 12 hours and I didn't have any issues with smudging and flaking or anything like that.
   The application was pretty easy the first time I used it, and I loved the way the wings turned out; very pin-up-esque. It glided on with ease. It did say that one click of product would have you covered for one eye, but each time I used this I ended up using 3 clicks. The color was gorgeous, a very thick creamy matte black that didn't loose intensity throughout the day.
  The two cons to this product that I can find is number one: the price. At 22$ I think it is a little high, I think at $18 or even $20 it would seem a bit more reasonable to me. And also the removal process, after spending $22 on the full size I do not think it is justifiable to splurge on an eyeliner remover that coordinates with the liner. But DAMN this stuff is a bugger to take off. Most liners come off with ease, but this one I had to double soak it in remover.
   Overall I really do love this liner, and I can see myself purchasing this with Birchbox points or if it ever goes on special. Maybe I will get more addicted to it and find myself splurging on it before one of those options. I would definitely try it out if you have an opportunity to, speaking of that: don't forget to check out my video for a chance to win a sample size of the product!

What do you think of this liner? Worth the hype?

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner ♡ First Impression & Giveaway!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

   This week I am going to take some time to tell you about a couple of my must have beauty essentials for summer. These three items are items that I will not be able to live without during these hot summer days and I feel the need to share!! (#SaveTheUndies)
   First things first we are going to talk about something no one really ever talks about... Pads! Though I am usually a tampon girl there are some days and nights where a pad is just the easier solution; you all know what I am talking about! U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons. Outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead. And what is also great about these pads is that they thin, but still absorbent! And I don't know about you but it always seemed like it was one or the other for me! They are the perfect balance of both and I feel like my hunt for the perfect pad is over.
   I would also like to add that I have been a Kotex girl since High School! So for EIGHT years, dang I am getting old. I love the U line especially, I have always been attracted to the neon wrappers and the compact designs that they have coined!
Don't forget to check back for the rest of the week for more of my summer beauty essentials!
Huge thank you to Kotex for sponsoring today's discussion and helping me #savetheundies

Summer Beauty Essential with U by Kotex 3D Capture Core

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Have I told you guys lately that I love IPSY?! It has probably been my favorite subscription service this year! This month I felt like I got a super amazing bag with a very wide variety of products, and this month only two of the items where not full sized. Also this month I redeemed 2,000 Ipsy Points for two Jouer Lip Glosses, what a steal!

Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month!

♡ Box Price: $10.00 ♡
♡ Box Value: $ 43.79♡

P R O D U C T S   M E N T I O N E D ☟
‣ Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara
⟿ Full Size: $15.00 ⟿ Box Size: $15.00
‣ Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray
⟿ Full Size: $6.99 ⟿ Box Size: $2.52
‣ NYX Butter Gloss
⟿ Full Size: $5.00 ⟿ Box Size: $5.00
‣ Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
⟿ Full Size: $6.99 ⟿ Box Size: $6.99
‣ Laneige BB Cushion
⟿ Full Size: $34.00 ⟿ Box Size: $14.28

June 2014 Ipsy Unboxing ‣ Pretty in Paradise

Monday, June 2, 2014

    Today on the YouTube I uploaded my Weekly Vlog! This may be only the second of this series I have started but so far I have been really excited for it and really happy with the way it is going! If you have watched the blog you may know that there is a giveaway featured in it! The Memebox Mini Box #1 appeared on my doorstep, such a cute idea to try memebox without committing to the higher price tag! Only downfall for me was that I own most of the products full sized. But though it was my loss: it is totally your gain! Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Mary Kay came out with cute makeup? Say what! Mary Kay has kind of been known to be quite "old lady"-ish. Recently they came out with a "At Play" line which is full of pretty packaging, bright colors and more youthful models. Obviously I was sold so I had to try a couple of items from the line! Not only do I love these new products by Mary Kay, I am actually looking forward to further releases from this line!
   I'm not going to go full force into a review but I just wanted to mention a couple of key points. The Eye Crayon in Taupe is gorgeous. I knew as soon as I saw this item in the catalogue I had to pick it up. It was a little more expensive than I would like an ten dollars, but that is still pretty good compared to some higher end brands. The lasting power of this pencil is impressive as well, I love it as a base for neutral eye looks! I would be interested in checking out the color selection that they release in the future, and might even be tempted to purchase a few more!
   As for the eyeshadows I am just as impressed. I'm all about baked eyeshadows, because you can use them wet or dry. They are super pigmented, and blend super easily. I would have to say though that the color selection is a little childish. Purple, white and orange… The other option this season is a purple white and blue. I do think they could have added more of a variety, maybe a fun colorful palette and a neutral fresh looking palette or even a light pastel palette! I don't think I will be using all of these shadows together anytime… EVER. But I think for a pop of color these shadows are a nice go-to selection!

"Three vibrant eye shades are expertly coordinated in perfect harmony so you can mix and match easily for endless looks! Provides a luminous finish and intense color payoff and feels lightweight. Glides on easily, applies evenly and is crease-resistant. Lets you change up the intensity with supersmooth, buildable color. Wear one shade or two or three!" -

"Lightweight, ultracreamy texture glides on smoothly for intense, true-color payoff that doesn’t fade. Use as an eye shadow and as an eyeliner! Glides on smoothly and blends easily. Smearproof. Versatile and buildable – you choose the level of color intensity." -

What is your favorite trio in the collection?

Mary Kay At Play // Review & Swatches

Sunday, April 20, 2014

   Yes you heard right, Andrea has made a tutorial. I haven't filmed a tutorial in what seems like a hundred years but after getting home from IMATS and taking a look at the pile of makeup I had purchased, I made a pact to myself to put this makeup (and the rest in my collection) to good use! And obviously this included using it in tutorials :)

Products Used:
‣ MAC // Paint Pot in Bare Study
‣ Elizabeth Mott // Pop Goes The Shadow in Champagne
‣ Wet N Wild // Single Eyeshadow in Nutty
‣ City Color Cosmetics // Line Me Liner Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen
‣ Lit // Loose Glitter in Champagne Wishes
‣ Lancome // CILS Booster XL
‣ Lancome // Hypnose Star
‣ Jordana // Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
‣ DUO // Clear Lash Glue
‣ Nigel Beauty Emporium // Demi Wispy Lashes
‣ Eyeko // Black Magic Mascara
‣ Stila // Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore
‣ City Color Cosmetics // White Gold Mousse Eyeshadow
‣ City Color Cosmetics // Blush in Blackberry
‣ NYX // Blush in Taupe
‣ Too Faced // Chocolate Soleil
‣ Benefit // Hoola Bronzer
   I would love to know what you think of my latest tutorial! I have now become extremely obsessed with glitter! My hope is to do more tutorials for you in the future :)

Easy Everyday Glitter Tutorial

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