Friday, January 30, 2015

Mini CVS Haul - Physicians Formula, Milani, Maybelline

Mini Drugstore Haul: Milani, Maybelline, Physician's Formula

I picked up a few items at the drugstore today. I initially went to swatch and try out the new Maybelline Matte and Poreless Fit Me Foundation, but upon swatching it, the foundation seemed to accentuate any fine lines that I had on my hands. Obviously, that's not a good sign so I headed over to the Physician's Formula section and looked over the new argan oil products. Some of them seem really enticing - including the Argan Oil Renew BB cream which I picked up.

I really enjoy the Organic Wear CC Cream, so I am hoping this will be just as great. I quickly swatched it on my hand and noticed a healthy glow that it gave my skin. There is a scent that is a little strange to me and I can't quite place what it is. I also noticed that the light shade is still a shade too dark for my skin color. I am going to try it on my face tomorrow and see how it works.
Physician's Formula Argan Oil BB Cream Swatch

Next up are the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadows. I grabbed the colors Bella Rouge and Bella Copper. Swatching these made me fall in love immediately. These are amazing eyeshadows. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow.
Swatches of Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder in Bella Rouge and Bella Copper

The last item I grabbed was Maybelline's newest mascara: Lash Sensational. I picked up the color in Blackest Black. I heard so many good things about this, so I'll be putting it to the test! Nothing beats out my Younique 3D Fiberlash Mascara...so we shall see! I'll let you know what I think of this soon.

UPDATE: The Physician's Formula Argan Oil BB Cream made my face an oily mess at the end of the day. You can see me wearing it in this video I did for my YouTube Channel. I ended up returning the product. I did like that it gave my face a nice glow, but it made my face too oily. This may be a great product for someone with dry skin.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentines Day Makeup | 2015



Dear Loves,

Happy Valentines Day. I created a makeup look for you to use for this beautiful and romantic, symbolic day. Whether you are going out on a date, going out with friends, or simply having your own special self-love date - this makeup look will add to your beautiful expression of self and inspire you to feel sensual and magical.




WATCH MY VIDEO:



MAKEUP USED

Aveda Lip Definer in Foxglove

BRUSHES AND TOOLS

Everyday Minerals Itahake Brush (Dupe for Nars Ita Brush)

Monday, January 19, 2015

New From Aveda | Energizing Eye Creme & Intense Hydrating Soft Creme


Aveda recently released two new products in the Botanical Kinetics line: an Energizing Eye Creme and an Intense Hydrating Soft Creme. They now offer two different types of eye cremes; one for anti-aging and one for puffiness and dark circles. This is great news for those of us who have been anticipating a new eye creme from them, especially one that addresses other concerns we have besides anti-aging.


I really love the new eye creme. It works so well and I do feel like it "energizes" my eye area. They look a little less tired than usual and the skin does appear to be a little tighter. I have very sensitive eye skin which tend to break out in little bumps depending on the eye creams I use and it hasn't broken out while using this product.  

Botanical Kinetics™ Energizing Eye Creme $35

They also released a new face moisturizer which is designed with a punch of hydration. This product did hydrate my skin beautifully, but I don't believe it works well with my skin. It seemed to clog my pores. A couple of my friends do like this moisturizer and have not had the same issue. I recommend going to an Aveda near you and grabbing a sample to try and see how it works with your skin.

Botanical Kinetics™ Intense Hydrating Soft Creme $40






To learn more about these two new products, check out my video below:

Quick & Easy Bohemian Goddess Hair Look



This is a very simple, messy, and quick hairstyle to try! If you like Bohemian inspired/Goddess looks - you'll love this EASY tutorial:



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Festival Makeup Look with Mint Green Lips

If you're heading to a festival and in need of some makeup inspiration - I've got your back! Or, if you're like me, and you just want to express yourself in your true form... then I've got you covered as well. High five to all of my otherworldly peeps! :)

Here's a fun, unique, and beautiful makeup look for you today. I am a true believer that you can pull of any color with the right placement, amount, and attitude. Here's to NYX Macaron Lipsticks!

VIDEO


MAKEUP:
NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
BRUSHES:
Artistry Flat Medium Synethic Brush
Small Medium Brush

Foundation Routine | Liquid and Cream Products | Natural Finish

Hey, Darlings. In today's video I go over how I apply a more full coverage foundation routine using liquid and cream products. I really like the BH Cosmetics Concealer Palette. It allows for customization, which is reliable for year-round seasonal change...when my skin changes shades. The concealer is blendable whilst warming on the skin, and gives a natural finish.

The powders from the Coastal Scents Contour and Blush palette also allow for customization, year-round, and are smooth and finely-milled. They leave a "no cakey" look on my face after setting the liquid and cream products. I highly recommend both of these palettes if you want something cost effective and great quality.




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