DollarTree Beauty Haul

So I know a lot of people are wary of buying make up from dollar stores but if the product has been unopened and you trust the brand I don’t see why not. 

Let’s see what I bought!

  • L.A. Colors:
    • Rose eye shadow palette
    • Nude eye shadow palette
    • Smokey eye shadow palette
    • Lip Oil in Strawberry
    • Color correcting smoothing face primer
    • Glow Now skin illuminator
    • 3 Color Craze Nail polishes in Cyber Grape, Mint, and Live
  • Wet N Wild
    • The smokey liner brush
    • Angled Liner Brush

As you can see most of my purchases are from L.A. Colors but I was able to add to my Wet N’ Wild Brush collection. I cannot wait to have them all!

Beauty: Shea Moisture Body Scrub

I hate the thought of dead skin on my body, also spending all morning in a morgue surrounded by fluids, and other things I don’t want to mention I need a good body scrub.  Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand and Body Scrub seems like the best thing right now. 

SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub is a hydrating body care solution formulated with natural ingredients designed to nourish and repair your skin. Coconut Oil used in the formulation of this gluten free body scrub is rich in Vitamin E which quells dryness by creating moisture barriers and helping replenish lost oils. Hibiscus flowers act as emollients to soothe dry, irritated skin while Songyi Mushrooms even your skin tone. Certified Organic Shea Butter provides nourishing moisturization to make your skin supple and oh-so-soft!

– Taken from Sheamoisture.com

As you can see I’ve been using this for a while, and I absolutely love it. The smell is heavenly, and while it feels a little harsh the first time I used it, it leaves my skin feeling incredible. My skin is so soft and doesn’t feel tight or harsh, in fact it felt a bit moisturized. 

The scrub lasted me quite a while, and I loved using it. I think it’s the perfect scrub for the season, and it’s affordable. 

Beauty: #SkincareSunday Tarte Cosmetics Cleansing Gel

I purchased this Tarte Rainforest of the Sea deep dive cleansing gel from Sephora a while back. I’ve always wanted to try it but didn’t want to shell out all that money on the full size and worry that I didn’t like it.

Lavender-oil infused lather feels like a day at the spa & won’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry.

– Taken from Tartecosmetics.com

It is hypo-allergenic and vegan so that makes me even more excited, especially since my skin seems to be ultra-sensitive to products as of late. It can also be used to remove waterproof makeup if so desired.

While I do like the fragrance-free smell and the fact that my skin didn’t feel like it was just stripped of every single oil of my face, it was just okay. It is a very soft cleanser which I love, and it seemed perfect for my sensitive skin but in order for me to really say what it does for my skin would require prolonged use. 

My skin is pretty soft, but I exfoliate twice a week and it was never something that I had a problem with. 

I will have to keep debating if I want to purchase the large size and really see if it makes a difference. 

Beauty: Undone Beauty – Multi-dimensional Holographic Mascara

I’ve recently discovered Undone Beauty this cute little brand from Amazon. It intrigued me because not only are they affordable, and I am always looking for that beauty deal, but they are Vegan and Cruelty-Free! 

I purchased a set of three products, but today I want to focus the attention on the Multi-Dimensional Holographic Mascara in Black Lapis. According to Undone Beauty :

Undone Beauty’s Light On Mascara is formulated with light-reflecting pigments that provide dimension and shine to dull lashes for a multi-dimensional, cool blue black lash look. Made with castor oil for lash nourishment and conditioning. Ophthalmologist tested – safe for contact lens wearers.

-Taken from Undone Beauty 

While I can see the little light reflecting pigments when I look at the mascara I am not sure that I see that on my lashes. I think I would have to do a side by side comparison to really tell, but I have yet to do that. The mascara is easy to put on and it didn’t weigh down my mascara like I thought it may. While I noticed it didn’t add too much in the way of Length it did add a nice amount of volume and because of the light-weight formula I was able to layer it (and not have it clump up!) to my desire. 

While I think it can work for those days I am feeling especially glamorous, I think it serves better as a everyday natural mascara. Plus at being less than $7 I think it’s pretty damn good to use it regularly!

Beauty: ELF Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow

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.

Beauty: Soap & Glory – The Righteous Butter

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. 

Beauty: My Beauty Diary Citrus Firming Mask

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

Sorry about the weird face…

My face did feel smooth and refreshed. I could tell that it worked to heal some of the damage ignoring my skincare had done. 

What is in my purse?*


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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?

e.l.f Mattifying Mask

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!

Beauty: Magnetic Eyelashes*


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