BH Cosmetics is another brand that I love! Not only are they affordable but they are really great quality. This is the first time that I have actually used one of their brushes, but I couldn’t turn down this amazing Sculpt and Blend Set
The Brushes are surprising quality and made of dual quality. They are Vegan and Cruelty free too so that is an amazing plus.
The Set includes:
Powder Brush Round Blending Face Brush Tapered Contouring Face Brush Flat Blending Face Brush Angled Contouring Face Brush Small Tapered Contouring Face Brush Small Angled Blending Face Brush Small Flat Blending Face Brush Small Angled Contouring Face Brush Small Round Blending Face Brush
You would never expect that a $4 palette named Rose All Day can work so well but ELF Cosmetics seem to be able to consistently give quality products at affordable prices.
I got this palette as a free gift in a past order, but with fall approaching I was finally able to break this baby out. It blends well together and actually does not have too much fallout. Of course, I do recommend using primer when using this, but I do recommend that for any eyeshadow.
The color doesn’t quite remind me of Rose considering the name, honestly it just looks like different variations of brown. However, I can’t fault it considering that this is Vegan and Cruelty free.
I was looking for a nail polish that was appropriate for fall but still reminded me of the sunshine of summer. I think I found the perfect shade in JulieGGolden Sunset. This is actually from the brand Jesse’s Girl which they recently started stocking at my nearest Rite Aid.
While I thought the color would have a more gold bronze tone to it, on my nail it actually reminded me of Rose Gold, which is not a bad thing at all. The polish is a little thin but I found if I layered it too much it chips a little too easy.
I think I would like to layer this over another color, a brown or even a orange it could go well.
I’ve recently discovered that my local drugstore has begun stocking Soap & Glory. I have used a handful of their products and I have yet to have a bad experience. While my budget does not allow for many beauty expenditures I am able to pick up some items here and there.
First of all the Righteous Butter has an amazing smell! I swear I can just sit and smell it all day. The butter is smooth and easy to spread and not greasy at all. The lotion is meant to be used immediately after the shower while your skin is still wet. It seeps into your skin fast with is great.
With ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, and coconut oil this lotion is meant to moisturize. It makes my skin feel so smooth and soft, 100% recommend.
I’ve been a bit busy that my skincare routine has taken a bit of a hit, in between school, my internship, trying to make time for friends, getting the house in order, and now preparing my the Mother in Laws visit I have been doing the minimum in skincare. I am changing that now since I’ve noticed my skin is needed a little work.
I’m getting older and I can just let this go to the wayside. Digging through my many sheet masks I noticed this little thing and new it was what I needed. My Beauty Diary Citrus Firming Aroma Mask promotes firming, circulation, Moisturizing as well as oil control and skin softening. Plus the aroma is supposed to help relieve stress, it is exactly what I needed.
I will say that why it did smell citrusy I did get the aroma part of the mask, maybe it worked though since I was relaxed. I just couldn’t tell what caused it. The sheet was drenched in essence and it fit over my face pretty nicely
My face did feel smooth and refreshed. I could tell that it worked to heal some of the damage ignoring my skincare had done.
I’ve actually never done a post like this but it has been done by bloggers for a long time so I decided ‘why not?’, since it looks like a lot of fun and gives some details into my life.
In the spring and summer I like using small bright purses (as well as tote bags) to carry around my things. This is mostly because I am a lot more mobile during these times, especially since the weather is awesome.
Using a small purse also helps me carry a lighter load and filter out the trash and products that I don’t need at the moment. I am currently using this cute pink purse (which you can purchase here). I purchased it on discount and I love it. The straps are long enough to use it like a cross body but I love the size and look. There is a small zipper pocket inside which carries the necessities. I like the minimalist design, since it only has a small crown on it, I picked pink because I don’t have many purses this shade, but it is super cute. I wasn’t worried about it looking like a child’s purse either since it is big enough to be different. Either way I love it! It also comes in a couple different colors if pink isn’t your favorite.
Got this wallet for only $10. Love the cute pineapple print and it matches the brightness of my purse!
Of course I have to have my sunglasses, considering that Independence day is in July I like to use these babies.
Hand lotion is a must in my purse especially since I am constantly using it through out the day, currently I am using Nivea soft hands moisturizer. I don’t like the twist off top but it is great travel size. For my lips I am using Vasoline creme brulee lip therapy and when I want to add I little color I use elf lip balm tint in a pretty rose color.
These are the necessities that have to have in every purse, tampons, advil and a hairtie! What do you have in your purse?
I love masks, as almost everyone I know does. Not only do they help your skin, but they are fun to use. I recently purchased this e.l.f Mattifying Mask and I really wasted no time in using it. I really love clay masks but they can break the bank, seeing that e.l.f Cosmetics has this beauty for only $8 you know I had to get it. Apparently it has French Green clay, which is a little weird since the mask isn’t green, but It is what it is. This mask deep cleans your skin while minimizing the appearance of pores, which I recently have been having a problem with. Plus with summer my face tends to look shiny so I hoped this would help. Plus it’s vegan and cruelty free so Hello? a win-win all around.
The mask was easy to spread across my face and was smooth in texture. Plus I realized early on that a little actually goes a long way, which is great. It makes me optimistic that this mask would last me a while. It took around 10 mins for it to dry completely, which is fast as most clay masks take at least 15. my face was not shiny at all and I noticed a different with my pores. My skin was also very smooth, and not dry at all like most other masks. This would be a great morning mask to use on those light make up days. When I am out I am most certainly repurchasing!
I am not a huge lash wearer, mostly because I don’t have to the time to shape the lashes, apply the glue, and place them on my lid. My hand-eye coordinate is not great btw. When I magnetic lashes floating around I was super curious. So, when I had a chance to try some, I jumped at the chance!
First of all, no glue. That means I won’t get my lid all sticky because I over glued my lashes. My kids won’t stick together, and my lid won’t feel as heavy. Second of all, this should be easy to put on and take off without pulling out your real lashes. Third, I want booming glam lashes!
The lashes are soft, long and a little fragile, so when don’t pull too hard when you remove them from the case. There are 4 lashes because you need 2 for each eye, because hello, magnets! How else are they suppose to stick? Due to the placements of the magnets, you can’t really cut them to fit your eye size, so you just have to adjust them so they don’t stick out too far. The length was okay for my eye though so no complains, however, if my lashes were just a little smaller the lashes may have been too long. Not sure how it would have looked.
The lashes were a bit hard to put on, mostly because I could not keep the top lash steady enough to put the bottom lash on. Using two hands was really difficult and my face felt crowded. I was also very worried I was going to pinch my lids. Ultimately I finally got it. A couple of tricks are first putting a light coat of mascara to keep the top lash in place, which will make it easier to place. Then snap each magnet one at a time. If you need to take the lashes off, do not pull rather rub the lashes between your fingers and they come right off.
It does take a little getting used to, as they are actually not on your lid at all but rather on your lashes. Eventually, you do get used to them which is great! If you would like to try these lashes out, you can purchase them HERE
So I took last week off, mostly because I was busy with the house. I have been moving stuff around and just doing a deep spring clean. My allergies have also been off the charts, and my sinuses have just been completely unpleasant. Plus, I also think that bloggers have to realize that it is okay to take some time off we don’t always need to be there. However, just because I wasn’t blogging, does not mean that I wasn’t pampering myself with face masks.
I’ve had the Yadah pomegranate vitalizing face mask for a while, and I finally decided to use it. It is meant to minimize the look of fine lines as well as moisturize the face. The mask was thin, which I liked and was covered with essence. There was a faint perfume smell, nothing pomegranate which I thought was a little weird, but it did not bother me. The Sheet covered my face fairly well (except for the nose, they never cover my nose).
The essence feed my skin and soaked up very well leaving my fave soft and feeling great. I do recommend this on those days that your face needs just a slight fix.
So Monday I made a very spontaneous decision to cut my hair and I don’t mean just a trim either I mean 5+ inches to lob off. With summer approaching and just the desire to have a low maintenance hair, while also making sure I keep it healthy I decided to cut it off.
As you can see the ends were a lot lighter which is the result of various dye jobs. The ends were also split and because I had some layers it was all uneven. I also kinda just wanted to start fresh, sort of like a blank slate for my hair. My natural hair color is just a mousy brown, which I don’t usually like but while this sort of natural ombre was nice it kept getting tangled.
While the stylish went shorter than I asked and went a bit too liberal on the layers in the back, I’m old enough to know that hair grows back and to not be upset. I actually like it now that I have had a couple of days to really get used to it and make it me. I think I look funny with bed head because my hair literally sticks up everywhere.