My August Wishlist

July 30, 2015

There's always new makeup and skincare products coming out, seems like almost every single week at least one beauty brand releases something new that will most likely catch my eye. Unfortunately I'm still a college student on a budget which means I can't buy every single thing I want, if I could I would but that's just a dream that I hope would come true someday. Anyways, I'm always on the Sephora app on my phone and that means I'm always looking for new products. After adding a bunch of items into my cart I end on Nordstrom and Ulta's site which is making things worse especially since seeing all the new products will make me want more than I actually need. 

Top 5: Blushes

July 27, 2015

Recently I was looking through all my blushes wondering why I keep on wanting more if I already had quite a few (some even look ridiculously similar). So I organized everything and tried to jot down which shades I had and which shades I had too much of. Actually, can you ever have too much of one color? I think not! But down below is a picture of my favorite favorite favorite blushes.

From left to right: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed, MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul, Mac Powder blush in Peaches, Benefit Cosmetics Dallas Box o' Powder Blush, and Mac Powder blush in Tenderling

I know the shades are all variations of pink/pinky browns but they work best on my fair skin. Also I used to wear really dark blush shades in high school and looking back at those pictures, I never want to have another makeup mishap like that ever again...ever.

Tarte's blush in Exposed- this is definitely a must have blush if you want something long wearing/natural looking. It doesn't give you that flushed, wintery cheeks kind of look but this is a very natural looking blush. All this blush does it give you that very natural looking cheek color and gives your makeup a bit of color without looking like you caked so much blush onto your face.

Mac's blush in Warm Soul- for some reason this blush gets raved about all the time. I remember when I first bought it and it wasn't a very popular color but I loved how it made my face glow. I would describe it to look like Tarte's Exposed except pinker and a bit more glowy. Anyways this blush has a special place in my heart because it made me feel beautiful. When I first started college I was still trying to figure out how to use makeup and how to apply it. I walked into a Burger King and after I made my order about five employees started asking me what products I used on my skin. They had me write down every single product I used on a Burger King napkin, it was crazy but they were completely obsessed with my blush and how my skin looked "so perfect". Also my professor in one of my courses stopped me after class which scared me because she usually told kids who were failing to stop after class, but instead she asked me what blush I wore. Not only did it happen just that one time but it was multiple times which gave me a heart attack almost every single time because I always thought I did something wrong, but it was just the blush.

Mac's blush in Peaches- I feel like this shade is the one that pushes me out of my comfort zone the most because it looks orange on my skin. Whoa, I know that sounds like it's terrible but it's not a bad thing...I promise. This blush makes you look like you were out in the sun and now you're getting a tan. If you add some highlighter on top it makes you look like a bronzed goddess. It's just the perfect summer shade and I've been so attached to it this summer.

Benefit's blush in Dallas- or should I say bronzer? I love using this blush to contour my face a bit, it'll be perfect for contouring or warming up your face if you have fair skin. It doesn't look harsh at all but instead it gives you a defined face without looking like it's "too much". I recently started using this as a blush as well and it looks so beautiful, the own downside is that I find this blush to be extremely pigmented so I advise you use a light hand.

Mac's blush in Tenderling-I was so glad I bought this blush in a pan because it was cheaper and it's easier for me to store/organize. Besides that, I find that this blush looks the most natural on me. In pictures it gives me that rosy cheeks kind of look but in person it gives my face color without me having to add tons of "layers" on my face. One swipe of blush on each cheek and my look is complete. 

I hope my explaining of these blushes weren't terrible, I just love these shades so much it's hard for me to express how much I love them. But trust me, I love them so much and even though I use them so much it seems as if I'm never hitting pan.

What are your favorite blushes?

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Bloglovin's iPhone App

July 21, 2015

I just discovered Bloglovin last night and I'm completely in love with it. Not only is it a website but they have a mobile app as well. Usually when I have too many favorite blogs it takes me a long time to get updated with them all because there is just too many links to remember or to save. But with this app you can follow all your favorite blogs and have all the updates on one page. Since I just added this blog to Bloglovin please give it some love and follow!

Review: Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill: Champagne Pop

July 20, 2015

Ever since I heard about Jaclyn Hill's collaboration with Becca Cosmetics I was extremely excited. I remember I would always try and look up information on the release date and when I saw that they were being sold online on July 2 I knew I needed to order it. The only downside was that I had a bad experience with the Opal highlighter, I have fair skin so knowing that Opal didn't work on my skin tone, got me cautious about Champagne pop. The highlighter was being released in stores on July 16 so I planned to go give it a look once it released. But as I heard stories about it getting sold out before the release date and that the product was limited edition I went straight to Sephora to check if they had it out before the 16th. When I asked a worker about Champagne Pop they told me that it wasn't going to be released until the 16th but since I had asked they would let me have it. I swatched it on my skin as well as applying it to my cheekbones and was immediately in love with this highlighter. Let me tell you, I was impressed and usually I'm very picky about my highlighters.

Sephora Haul #1

July 14, 2015

So recently I've been breaking out as I've stated on my Instagram. I don't know if it's due to something I ate, or used but I have noticed that whenever my skin is oily I break out more. Which is why I had to make a few purchases for my breakouts. I didn't take too many pictures of what I ordered only because it's common purchases among the beauty community.

Review & Swatches: BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Contour Kit

July 6, 2015

Review & Swatches: BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Contour Kit
BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Contour Kit

When I received a this palette in the mail I was definitely excited to try it out. I have only tried BH Cosmetics' brushes, this was the first time I was going to be trying out their makeup line. So obviously the first thing I did when opening the package was to swatch all the colors. I had heard good reviews about this palette so I had high hopes for it.

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