Rimmel London Edge Your Look

Who doesn’t love new lipstick?!? I certainly do…Recently I received the new Rimmel London Matte lipstick in the shade “Plum This Show” and the satin finish in the shade “For Sure “.

Rimmel London edge Your Look

I want to begin by saying that BOTH formulas are easy to apply, last a long time and are wonderfully pigmented.

Individualy…

The satin- shade: For Sure

Rimmmel London’s “stay satin” formula has a somewhat shiny finish and I really like that because I typically prefer a glossy lip. I love this shade as it is a beautiful purple and it lasts for hours on the lips! The only con I could find with this lipstick is that it was not transfer proof. However, you can easily apply a thin layer without worry of the product becoming chunky or balling up *that doesn’t happen*YAY*

very much transferable

The Matte- shade: Plum This Show

The first thing I noticed was that the lipstick dried down quickly while not being overly drying on the lips. I usually don’t prefer matte lipsticks because they can cause my lips to feel like the Sahara Dessert, but this formula was nothing like that! My favorite part of the “stay matte” formula is that they are transfer proof! So, if you are eating, drinking, or kissing your spouse, your’e in the clear!

I highly recommend both of these formulas!

What is your preferred lipstick finish?

The New Clarisonic Mia Smart!

For those of you who don’t know, Clarisonic debuted a new gadget called the Mia Smart. This device is very high tech- syncs with your phone via bluetooth so that you can track how often you cleanse & even allow you to check out before-and-after photos in the Clarisonic app.

I got mine about a month ago and I have been loving it! have sensitive skin land this all new device has a setting that will start the Clarisonic at about 80% of the power and slowly increases over the next two weeks in order for your skin to slowly adapt to the device! *Perfect*.

I love how deep of a clean this device gets and my skin always feels so SMOOTH after I use it! Basically if you are on the fence about getting your Clarisonic, I say go for it! All of the brush heads fit on the base and it is the perfect size for travel as well as everyday use.

Have you ever tried any Clarisonic products???

Makeup Eraser?!

 

So recently I was sent a sample of the makeup eraser. If you don’t know what the makeup eraser is, then let me tell ya. The Makeup Eraser is basically a reusable cloth used to take your makeup off. One side of the towel is for the actual removal of the makeup and the other side is to exfoliate your skin.

  1. The instructions simply state to wet the towel with warm water
  2. Gently Erase your makeup
  3. Flip towel and exfoliate

I’ll be honest here and say that I went into this expecting the product not to work at all. I have tried to take my makeup off with a towel before and it just didn’t go well. Normal towels seem to actually smudge my makeup around and hardly pick up anything without aggressively wiping ( which you should never do!).

So, I was in my bathroom thinking about how this isn’t going to work, wetting the towel with warm water as the instruction stated and then began to wipe my cheek. My eyes bulged open when I saw that the Make Eraser actually cut through my makeup an FULLY removed it. I then thought “Oh okay, lets try the eye makeup.” because we all know, that’s the hardest to remove. I started wiping my eyes and this removed that too! I didn’t press too hard at all. This towel actually worked!

I will say that I am not sure how well the exfoliating side works. I am used to chemical exfoliating products; ones that I can see the dead skin peel off. The exfoliating side of the towel is pretty soft and my overall thoughts on that part are undecided because I really couldn’t tell.

Even if I couldn’t immediately tell if the exfoliating side of the towel worked, I will be purchasing the full sized towel. All I had to do was wet this with warm water and it took my makeup off! This is completely worth my money at $20 because it is reusable! This product will last you up to 5 years! Imagine how much money you could save yourself by just reusing this towel (washing it of course)! If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy having to repurchase your makeup wipes, this is the product for you!

Have you tried the Makeup Eraser??

Mini Lush Haul

I have only tried one Lush Product before and it was a Christmas themed bath bomb. So, I am really excited for these new goodies! One thing I thought was so neat about Lush, is they put a sticker on every product, telling you who made it and the sticker looks like the person! I think it is great how Lush gives recognition to their employees!

Plum Rain Shower Gel

The notes on this product are plum juice with Sicilian Mandarin Oil and it is supposed to be energizing! This just sounds delicious, doesn’t it?

Karma Kream Hand and Body Lotion

I will mainly use this as a hand cream because they get SO dry and I have to constantly be moisturizing them. This cream is really exciting for me because it is my first one from Lush AND Lush uses natural ingredients. Who knows. maybe it’ll help me with my hands being so dry.

Whoosh Shower Jelly

I have heard so many great things about the Lush Shower Jelly and now I can finally try it out! It smells so fresh and I can’t wait to crack into it!

Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Not only do my hands get dry, but I also have a problem with caluses starting to build up on my hands from going to the gym, So I will be using this tonight!

Lemon Butter Cuticle Butter

You guys know I use my nail oil pens everyday to keep my nails nice and moisturized. So, this product is right up my ally! I am really into hair, skin and nail care. I actually put this on just a few minutes ago (couldn’t wait!) and I LOVE IT! The smell is lemony fresh and the product really sinks into my skin instead of sitting on top of it like so many oils do (yay!).

What’s your fav Lush product??

How I Care For My Long Hair

My hair has grown to be pretty long and at this point, I get my fair share of hair questions. So, today I’m sharing a few tips on how I care for my long hair. The most common questions I get are “How do you get your hair to grow“ and “what products do you use“ Well ladies, I don’t have any miracle products or medication.. What naturally long and healthy hair takes is gentle care and some good products. I’ve always been one to love my hair long, but these tips I will be sharing with you have made all the difference in how healthy my hair is!

Rinse with cold water- Rinsing your hair with cold water helps seal the hair cuticle, making it lay flat and appear more shiny. TIP: If you color your hair, rinsing with cold water helps make the color last longer.

Deep Conditioning- Hair masks/ conditioning treatments help to restore moisture and fix damage on your hair. TIP: After these conditionings give your hair a rest from any heat or damage. This will help the results of the treatment you just did.

Be Gentle especially after just washing. Wet hair is much easier to brake than dry hair. I usually use a wide tooth comb once I get out of the shower and very slowly, comb through my hair.

The scalp rubbin’– Rubbing the scalp for about a minute or two when washing your hair will get the blood flowing to that area, this will in turn stimulate hair growth.

It’s Getting Hot in here-Just kidding, I try to use as little heat as possIbile. On most weekends and any weekdays I can, I avoid my curling iron, straightener, and blow dryer. It isn’t the most fun to go to work or school with a bun, braid or ponytail, but if you want healthy beautiful hair– you have to do it! Heat products are extremely damaging to your hair and using them as little as possible is how you maximize your results!

 

The Tangles-My hair takes FOREVER to comb through and I am quite picky with the products I use in it. I only use two main products! First, the Leave-in Keratin Treatment, this product provides your hair with so many benefits and the bigger bottle lasts me months! Second, the Garnier Fructice Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum!

Get Dirty- I know I know, sounds gross, but washing your hair as little as possible means less chemicals! Your natural oils nourish the hair, when you wash your hair those oils are stripped away. I try to wash my hair every two to three days.

That’s it! I told ya I don’t have any miracle products or tricks. I just have a very simple, yet effective hair routine.

Do you do any of these things in your hair routine?

New L’Oreal!

This post has been a long time coming. I picked up two new (to me) L’Oreal products quite a few weeks ago, but I wanted to see how I really felt about them before I wrote a post in order to give you guys my FULL Opinion. So, lets get started.

First up is the L’Oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream Treatment. The product has 0.5 FL oz which is average for an eye cream, The packaging is clean, white and quite nice, the container is a solid glass or porcelain material, thick enough that if dropped it won’t break.

The product itself is quite nice and I noticed a difference almost instantly after using it. Right before I purchased this product, I had been having trouble sleeping, studying all day and stressing over my exams, meaning I had horrible under eye bags. This product helped reduce the bags and brighten up the area! Not only did it help me diminish my dark circles, but the skin around my eyes is super soft. I do not suffer to badly from eye wrinkles yest, all I can say is I do notice how well this product works for my other issues and overall, this product is a great find!

The second product that I picked up was the L’Oreal Age perfect Anti- Sagging and Ulta Hydrating Day Cream With Dermo-Peptide SPF 15- Long name I KNOW! The packaging is just as great as the eye cream, very thick glass like material and white coloring.

Besides the packaging being very appealing, I love the product! I am the type of person that likes SPF to be in my lotion because lets be real, I am too lazy to apply SPF and THEN lotion before starting my makeup. I’m just not that type of girl 😮 *shocker* I really enjoy this lotion because the SPF doesn’t start to bunch up or peel off (something I have noticed in other brands).

Have you tried any L’Oreal skincare?

Tips on Everyday Glam In A Rush

 

We’ve all been there, woken up to the realization that we’ve only got 30 minutes until we’re supposed to be out the door, on the way to work or our next class. Mornings (and sometimes afternoons or evenings) like this are the worst and they are also when time is the most important. Having these tips on how to do quick, easy and beautiful makeup can really come in handy.

Tips on Everyday Glam In A Rush

Keep it organized. This is the first and very most important step! Keep the makeup area organized. We do not have time to be looking all over the place for that bronzer we used two days ago or the setting spray that “I could of swore I had here yesterday”.

Have a quick face routine. Yes, foundation and contour is great for glam makeup, but that takes more time than we’ve got. Opts for a BB Cream and a nice bronzer. BB Cream can be very Hydrating, but also matte, so pick the best for your individual skin. Bronzer is great because it doesn’t have to be too precisely placed; a quick dust around the face will do. I recommend the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and the Physcian’s Formula Butter Bronzer- They are both amazing!

Less IS more. YES. Don’t worry about eye liner- you don’t have the time. Put on some mascara on your top and bottom lashes and move on. Skip the eye shadow- that will be for another day and do not even attempt the lip liner- we don’t want wonky shaped lips! Add some nice lip gloss.

Skip Any time consuming brow routine Brow pomade is too time consuming! WE GOTTA GO! use a tinted brow gel and get to gettin’.

Spray the face with some setting spray real quick to seal the deal and go get dressed!

What are your quick makeup tips?

50 Beauty blog post ideas

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  1. My Boyfriend on what makeup is
  2. Twitter for bloggers
  3. Makeup looks
  4. How to achieve the summer bronzed glow
  5. How to maintain an Instagram Theme
  6. Instagram theme tips
  7. Reviews
  8. Hair tutorial
  9. How much is my makeup collection worth?
  10. vanity tour
  11. Top 5 lip products
  12. Decluttering My Life
  13. Collective Haul
  14. Top Lip Products to Keep Lips Soft and Supple
  15. Favorites
  16. Fake tan routine
  17. *seasonal* bucket list
  18. Lip product collection
  19. Handbag collection
  20. Monthly goals
  21. BB Cream or Foundation
  22. 5 things i’m grateful for
  23. Palette collection
  24. Morning routine
  25. What’s in my makeup travel bag
  26. A day in the life
  27. How to stay motivated
  28. Get ready with me
  29. Makeup collection and storage
  30. Date night outfit
  31. Date night makeup
  32. Product empties
  33. Makeup tips for beginners
  34. How to clean your makeup brushes
  35. How to stay organised
  36. Beauty wishlist
  37. beauty must haves
  38. Everyday mamekup routine
  39. Empties
  40. 10 things you probably don’t know about me
  41. Purse essentials
  42. Skincare tips
  43. Makeup for beginners
  44. Skincare for certain types of skin
  45. Go to *seasonal* makeup
  46. Beauty tips
  47. Beauty from within
  48. Morning/ Night routine
  49. Skincare routine
  50. False lash tips

Teal Takeover

 

Yesterday I was practicing my makeup skills and this look actually came out so good! My first thought was “I have to blog this!” I love to share new looks with you guys, especially because it can take a lot of time to figure out new looks. Not only does it take a lot of time, but bold colors can be intimidating and I want everyone to be confident in their makeup! If you are like me and bold colors can scare you, kick it to the curb and rock that bold look!

This look was inspired by an outfit that I bought when shopping with my mom, in this store called Olive. I have been trying to come up with something to match the outfit and this is the look!

The main attraction/ star of the show is the Jaclyn Hill Palette! *My fave palette ever*

I always start with my eyes concealed with my Maybelline FitMe and set it with a translucent powder.

The first colors I went in with were Creamsicle and butter. I mixed the two shades together and blended them into my crease (with a fluffy brush) as well as above my crease; dang near my brow! You can bring it up as far as you like because makeup is personalized!

I tend to go above the crease because I have pretty hooded eyes and it helps to see the makeup on my eye better.

Next I took the shade Hunts on a more densley packed brush and I put that directly in the crease.

Then I took a flat brush and packed this blue-green shade, named Jada on my whole lid as well as up into my crease where hunts is.

Bringing the green up into the red color darkens up the red and makes the look as a whole, more cohesive.

For my lower lash line, I mixed Creamsicle and Butter on the same fluffy brush I used originally and blended the colors on the lash line and a bit lower. Then I took a pencil brush and blended Hunts very close to my lash line, and finished with shade Jada right on top of where I put Hunts.

I used my Bobbi Brown Gel liner to line my top lash line before applying my false lashes!

Finishing touches: 

On the lips I used KKW Creme liquid lipstick in the shade KIKI. Anything in a nude-pinky nude would look great with this (my opinion)!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

 

I had a bit of a freak out moment because I had done this beautiful eye makeup look, I was in Miami, on the way to a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and my eye decided to start watering like crazyy. I legit had a big spot on the side of my eye from where my concealer had wiped off from the tears and I didn’t bring my concealer with me to fix it! The gps ended up taking us to the wrong place when were on the way to his moms house and luckily the place we ended up was literally right by a walgreens! We ran inside and I bought my fav concealer *Maybelline Fit Me* in the shade sand and I fixed my eye right up! Since this is my fave concealer I decided it deserved a review!

This concealer is a great price and honestly is a great dupe for some of the more popular high end concealers. This concealer is super creamy and blends out like a dream. I like to put a decently light amount on because the coverage is quite nice. I would actually describe the coverage as medium to full coverage if you build it up.

I really like the applicator on this concealer, I think I generally like the skinny wands because it feels satisfying when I apply it as well as I feel like I can control how much goes on my eye area. I always seem to put too much on with a squeezy tube, so this is nice packaging.

Overall, I really like this concealer and it is def my fave at the moment (and has been for about two years now)!

Have you tried the FitMe Concealer?