Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ulta Birthday Haul


In honor of my birthday my mom took me on a little shopping spree at Ulta.  Oh sweet heaven was I excited.  I thought i'd share with ya'll what I picked up.  

I knew I definitely wanted two specific things. The first was the Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette from BH Cosmetics.  What a beautiful palette; the packaging is so pretty.  I love all of the warm tones and can't wait to try out some new eye looks. I can't decide which one is my favorite.
 I'm new to highlighter and will soon be experimenting with these beautiful shades.  I'm in love with pink highlighter on the left.  All of these colors are going to look amazing this fall.

The second item on my list to pick up was the Miss Fabulous Eye Shadow Palette from Ulta Cosmetics. I'm a big fan of Jenn Fabulous aka Jenny Claire Fox.  Her nail tutorials on YouTube are incredible.  I only wish I could do nail art as well as she does.  Now Jenn has branched out into makeup with a great set of eye shadows.  One of the colors (top left) is called Virgo so being a Virgo I was all about that. Mitten (top second from right) is a very pretty color as well.




Of course I had to pick up my birthday gift from Ulta; a gorgeous eye shadow from Urban Decay called Midnight Cowboy .  It's described as a pink champagne shimmer with silver glitter. 


I also picked up a beautiful makeup bag by Tarten + Twine off the clearance shelf.  I think it was like $9.  It's huge and very soft.  I love that it has a liner in the middle to help keep things organized. Some other goodies I picked up were the Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Nudestar by Soap & Glory, the Ulta brand eye shadow in Organza and eye liner in Black Plum, a sample of the Fig & Honey lotion by Ulta, the ELF Cosmetics HD Undereye Setting PowderGreat Lash Waterproof Mascara by Maybelline, Neutrogena's Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser, a travel size Hand Food in the scent sugar crush, a pack of Venus Embrace Disposable razorsOGX Biotin & Collagen Conditioner and a gift with purchase of Ulta cosmetics of a cute purple makeup bag, a couple of makeup brushes, a eye shadow palette, pencil sharpener, eye brow gelplush drama mascara in black a double ended eyeliner, a double ended lip liner, mineral setting powder, a  matte lipstick in Mulberry, a lip gloss in sheer opal and a nail polish in Aubergine Queen .







Follow

Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Color Spotlight: Pink

#pink #glossierpink
Products shown:
Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life(TM) 6.7 oz
OPI Nail Lacquer, Strawberry Margarita, 0.5-Fluid Ounce
Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Body Mist for Women, 8.4 Ounce
Organix Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo & Conditioner (13 fl. oz.)
Britney Spears Women's Fantasy Eau de Parfum, 100 ml/3.3 oz.
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Pencil
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Eye Shadow, Blushing Nudes/284, 0.011 Pound
Clinique Chubby Sticks Moisturizing Lip Balm in Mega Melon
wet n wild Foundation Brush, 1 Fluid Ounce
CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Sweetheart Blush, 0.12 Ounce
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Gloss Eclair
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rose Fragrance 0.25 oz Per Jar
Bath and Body Works Pink Chiffon hand cream

Bath and Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Candle
Soap And Glory Orangeasm Super Rich Zesty Fresh Body Butter 300ml
Soap And Glory Sugar Crush Moisture Extreme Body Buttercream 300ml
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Fuchsia Power, 0.4 Fluid Ounce
Essie Nail Polish in Petal Pink
Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick, 140/Pink Grapefruit, 0.011 Ounce
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner, 101 You're All Mine (Pack of 1)
The bracelet is from Avon; I bought it years ago. The owl and the candle holder are from target I think. As you can see I love pink. I'm sure if I kept looking I'd find some more. One company that has really cute packaging; and yes some of them are pink; is Glossier. I can't wait to get my hand on some, especially the flavored balm dotcom and soothing face mist. If you'd like to check them out I'll leave a link below. What are your favorite pink items? Let me hear from you.

https://www.glossier.com/products

Friday, July 15, 2016

Serum to the rescue

As I get older skin care becomes more important. I worry about all of the damage I may have already done and am obsessed with preventing any further damage. I read every article and blog post on skin care I can get my hands on. YouTube and my favorite beauty vloggers are my go to for advice and product reviews. Needless to say I am consumed with finding the fountain of youth in a bottle. The latest products on my radar are serums. Serums are popping up on shelves everywhere. If you are not sure exactly what a serum is I suggest checking out the article on Into the Gloss entitled What Is Face Serum?

The department stores and Sephora carry a variety of serums on their shelves.  One of my favorites is Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum . This product targets multiple issues such as fine lines, dark spots and skin elasticity.  This will definitely help streamline your skin care regime. If you haven't tried Clinique's All About Eyes eye cream than what have you been doing with your life? It is so soft and moisturizing.  I use it like an eye primer.  So brace yourself, now Clinique has a All About Eyes Serum. Come to mama. I haven't picked it up yet but will be hopefully soon.  Hopefully there will be a gift with purchase event soon.

 For a good product that works I have no problem paying a higher price but I love it when I can find a drugstore dupe for a high end product. I've heard but haven't confirmed that Garnier's Clearly Brighter Anti Puff Eye Roller is a dupe for the Clinique All About Eyes Serum.  That would be awesome if it is.  They have the same ingredients and target the same issues so it looks promising.  If you've tried either or both of them let me know.

Also at the drugstore and Ulta are two more serums that I love.  First is another Garnier product called Ultra Lift 2n1 Moisturizer and Serum. Again we have another product that helps you streamline your skin care regime.  In my opinion the less amount of products you use the faster you can get done and the more likely you are to do it everyday. I am also a big fan of Olay's Regenerist Micro Scrulpting Serum. It's lightweight and helps firm up your skin.  When i'm 60 i'll need to bathe in it.

I love to hear from ya'll so let me know what serums you are loving or hating.  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Pink Grapefruit review


I am a big fan of Neutrogena products so I was extremely happy when I received a Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Pink Grapefruit in my latest Walmart Beauty Box.  You can see my unboxing post here. I tried it out over the weekend and I was really impressed. It went on smooth and felt lick a really nice lip balm.  The color was a pretty pink and looked really good.  I look forward to seeing how it looks with different color lip liners. This lipstick will most certainly be in heavy rotation.   Below is a swatch.  


Friday, April 15, 2016

Winter & Spring 2016 Walmart Beauty Box Unboxing


The Walmart Beauty Box rarely disappoints; and the winter  2016 box is no exception. Included are a variety of samples that i'm looking forward to. First we have the L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and the L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner .  I've never tried this brand before but I have a few trips coming up so I will give this a try.  Next is the  Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Smoothing ConditionerKen Paves You Are Beautiful Smoothing Shampoo and the Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Thick Conditioning Mask. Again another brand I haven't tried before but i'm really excited about the mask.  My hair needs some TLC. Probably the product i'm most excited to try is the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser with white tea and vitamin E. I love every Neutrogena product that I have tried especially the face cleansers.  I have high hopes for this new face wash.  On first impressions the scent is amazing.  Also included is the Aussie Mega Hairspray.  This is perfect timing for me since I just finished my hairspray on my last trip.  This is definitely going with me on my upcoming travels. The final sample included in the Winter 2016 box is the NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Creme.  I have bought this creme twice already and I love.  The scent is so delicate and nice.  The texture is soft and deeply moisturizing. This sample will be gone real quick.  Overall i'm really excited about this box and will let you know what I think.  


First things first will you look at this box.  It is so pretty and so was the products inside.  I was so happy when I open this box and saw all of the great items inside.  First up is Colgate's Optic White Platinum Express White Fresh Mint Toothpaste. This is my favorite toothpaste and it really whitens your teeth and leaves your breath feeling fresh. Also inside was Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Nourishing Monoi Oil. The idea of using lotion in the shower makes me nervous; I envision putting it on and than proceeding to slip and break my neck.  Death by lotion will be written on my tombstone. I'll still give it a try but if you see no more blog posts from me you'll know what happened. Next up is the Banana Boat SunComfort SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion. With summer coming this will come in handy for all of the trips to the beach.  I'm always searching for great facial cleansers and one of the b est ones I've ever tried is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. This will definitely be getting used up. I'm really looking forward to trying out the RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck, & Face Cream. I will probably pass the Curel Rough Skin Rescue Lotion since she has really dry skin.  Dove makes really great body was but I have never tried the Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash.  It doesn't really have a scent but sometimes that is good.  I don't like when the scent of my soap interferes with the perfume i'm wearing.   The product I am most excited about in the spring 2016 box is the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in the color Pink Grapefruit.  I am a lipstick junkie and this color is beautiful.  **Does Happy Dance**




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

I just picked this up at the Celestial Seasonings factory gift shop and it smells amazing. I've never used this brand before. If you have let me know what you thought. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beauty Haul

I don't know if I mentioned it but i'm about to move from Colorado to North Carolina. Hello humidity! So I started thinking about what changes I will need to make in my beauty routine.  I heard great things about the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer.  I heard the gel format will work better in the humidity. So I decided to give it a try.  First impression is that is it really smooth and smells great.  So far I like it but I will let you know if that changes.  I also picked up the Chapstick three pack of the seasonal flavors in Mango Sunrise,Watermelon Splash and Aloha Coconut. I love these.  Although I must confess I am a Chapstick junkie and am quite possible addicted.  Is that even possible?  I also am crazy for anything watermelon flavored.  Of course I can't pass up a new scandaleyes eye shadow stick. I don't know how I have manged to never get this color but somehow I never picked up Naughty Navy.  How cute is that name? Finally Walgreen's was having a last chance sale on some of the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick.  So I picked up Notting Hill Nude and Coral Britannia. These ares some of my favorite lipsticks because they are so affordable and come in great colors.  These two colors are definitely beautiful. Let me know in the comments below if you have used any of these products and what you think.       

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Obsessed

I'm currently obsessing over my new NYX  butter lip balm in brownie. I finally decided to give them a try and hate that I waited so long. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

This Week I Am...

This week I am…
Looking Forward to… having a yard sale this weekend.  I can’t wait to get rid of all this clutter from around the house.  A lot of what I am selling if the result of a massive closet clean out.  Cleaning out the closet is a huge task but a necessary one at least once a year. 
Planning… My next vacay!! I love a road trip.  I try to plan one every year.  This year my mom and I are hitting the south.  Our first stop is Houston to see the family and then on the New Orleans.  From there we will hit Panama Beach Florida and then on to North Carolina.  After visiting the family in North Carolina we will head back home to Colorado with a stop in Memphis to see Graceland.  I hope Graceland is as cheesy as I am expecting. 
Reading…  I started on the book Crossfire by James Patterson.  It is the next book in the Alex Cross series.  I love this series and I am close to being caught up.  I highly recommend this series if you love good murder mysteries.  I have to say the movies made from these books have been very disappointing. 
Can’t Wait For… The Entourage movie.  I loved the TV show and am so glad they made a movie with these characters. 
Loving… All of the new makeup I recently purchased.  Avon has lip liners on sale right now so I got four of those.  I also purchased from Avon a couple of the Dew Kiss lip balms and two lipsticks in the colors of mauve ice and totally twig.  The Dew Kiss lip balms are a must have.  Additionally I picked up a couple of eye shadows.  The first one is from Maybelline in silken taupe and the second one is the cover girl quad shadow in pure romance. 
Watching… Season finales!! All of my favorite shows are ending for the season.  I don’t know how I’ll get through the summer without The Vampire Diaries, Reign or Scandal. 

Grieving… The loss of the Mindy Project. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Empties!!!!


This month seem like it was all about the lotion. I finished up a few bottles that I just had a little bit left.The freshwater cucumber lotion from Bath and Body Works is one of my favorites but unfortunately it's discontinued. The eucalyptus spearmint lotion will definitely wake you up if you're sleepy. I love how light the suave lotion is and the scent is real nice. It's not an overpowering scent. I absolutely love the Calgon Tahitian Orchid line of products. It is definitely one I'm repurchasing. I also used up a Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer this month. I wish they made this margarita scent in a shower gel. One last thing I forgot to put in the picture is a cucumber melon shower gel from Bath and Body Works. I can't even tell you how many of those I have purchased over the years. I definitely will be repurchasing that.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Product Spotlight

I am obsessed with this new body wash by Suave in the almond verbena scent. This is definitely a new favorite.  The same scent also came in a deodorant. I wish it came in a lotion. It has a light scent that isn't overpowering.  I love how creamy and silky it is.  Bubbles for days.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Product Spotlight: Beyonce Heat Perfume


I bought Beyonce Heat Perfume for 50% off the day after Christmas.  I hadn't smelled it before I bought it but for $2,50 I could take a chance on it.  I loved it.  It is not too strong and the vanilla really comes through.  It is a really good choice to wear to work since it is not too overpowering.  This is a small bottle but even the bigger bottles are really affordable.  Let me know what you think of this scent and any others you love.  I provided the link to purchase above and again below.  





Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Review: Beneath The Glitter by Elle & Blair Fowler


After their make-up and fashion videos went viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite.  Here fabulous parties, air kisses, paparazzi and hot guys all come with the scene. Sophia finds herself torn between a gorgeous bartender and a millionaire playboy, and Ava starts dating an A-list actor.  But as they’re about to discover, the life they’ve always dreamed of comes with a cost.
Beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip…and betrayal.  Someone close to them, someone they trust, is working in the shadows to bring the London sisters falling down. And once the betrayal is complete, Sophia and Ava find themselves knee-deep in a scandal that could take away everything they care about, including the one thing that matters most—each other.
Fashion and beauty bloggers Elle and Blair Fowler have a hit.  They cover everything from beauty and fashion, boys, celebrities and murder. I can't wait to ready the next book in the series.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September Fave's


Hey dolls!! I thought i'd share with you some of my favorite things from this past month.  I love the Nicole Richie perfume.  It smells so good and the bottle is just gorgeous.  Next is the Suave dry shampoo.  I love the fact that this product is only like $3 and it has a heavenly fruity scent.  The Sally Hansen double duty base and top coat is the only top coat I will use.  It really helps the polish last longer and prevents chips.  The Jergens cherry almond scented hand cream is so soft and the scent last a long time.  Recently Cover Girl introduced their glosstinis mini nail polishes.  I have Bahama mama which is a very sparkly coral color. I also have pina colada, a pretty yellow color. A new find this month which I am head over heels for is the Rimmel stay glossy lip gloss.  I currently own the the non stop glamour, lights camera action, always lovely, unlimited gold and endless summer.  Of course I always have my blistex around. Last but definitely not least are the Rimmel scandaleyes eyes shadow sticks. I have paranoid purple, blamed blue, blackmail and bulletproof beige.  These are shadow sticks but I love to use them like eye liner.  The black reminds me of my favorite eyeliner from benefit the bad gal big eyeliner stick. What are some of your favorites.  Leave a comment below 
Every girl deserves a man who will ruin her lipstick and not her mascara.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bath & Body Works Haul


Hi dolls!!! I hit up Bath and Body Works the other day for some essentials.  I stocked up on some foaming hand soap and got some new scents such as bella flora and tangerine along with some old faves like warm vanilla sugar, white citrus and cucumber melon.  I wasn't that impressed with the Bella Flora scent when I opened it.  


Also picked up white citrus shower gel and hand cream, pink chiffon hand cream and a whole bunch of hand sanitizer. (l to r pink frosting, pink lemonade, pink champagne, flip flopped fruit and pink diamond) 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Product Spotlight: XOXO Body Splash & Shower Gel


My first Bodycology products!!! This smells so sweet.  I love it.  With a blend of lemon sorbet, raspberries and musk you'll be captivated by the sweet scent. I can't wait to try some of the other scents.