My First Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Revolution Lipstick

October 29, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Revolution Lipstick Very Victoria
I haven't been this excited about a lipstick....ever. I'm sure everyone has heard of this lipstick, I mean look at it. The packaging is stunning, all of Charlotte Tilbury's products are amazing and what drew me to this lipstick was the words "matte" and of course, the shade. I bought mine in the shade Very Victoria and this retails for $32. The price is sort of high for a lipstick, but I compared it to some other lipsticks that I've been wanting such as the NARS Audacious lipsticks, and this was the same price. So I went on to compare the quality of the brands and ended up buying this which I'm extremely happy about.

I love my nude lipsticks, anything that could be worn everyday is a perfect lipstick for me because I'm not the type of person who likes wearing bold lipsticks. I'm trying to change that this year though, but still...I cannot stay away from my nude lipsticks. This color is described as a taupe nude and I can see some pink in it as well, it's honestly the perfect nude shade. I wore this to class the other day and found that it lasted somewhat long. I think that since it's matte but also very hydrating, it didn't last as long as I wanted it to. But I usually don't wear my lipsticks for more than 12+ hours anyways so it's no big deal for me; I will say that this stayed on while I ate a sandwich and granola bar. What I enjoyed most about this lipstick was that it was hydrating and didn't drag across my lips like some matte lipsticks. Usually mattes are more on the dry side but this felt like a lip balm, but looked like a matte lipstick which made this a winner for me.
Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Revolution Lipstick Very Victoria
 (Swatch of Very Victoria)
I know that this will become one of my favorite lipsticks because of the shade, the formula and the packaging. I'm already planning to buy some more shades, but of course I'll be choosing carefully since these are very pricy.

Do you own any of Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks?

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Impressed to Buy the Full Size?

October 27, 2015

bumble & bumble,nars velvet matte lip pencil cruella,benefit porefessional,tarte lights camera flashes mascara,coco mademoiselle perfume

I've been inspired to start this new series for the longest time. Why? Well I've been ordering so much makeup & skincare products online (yikes); we all know that at most of these stores we get samples with our purchase and do any of these samples ever prompt us into buying the full size of it? I've gathered a few of these samples that I've received and tried them out a few days after. I can say that there are some good products and of course, some bad.

Favorite Fall Lipsticks

October 25, 2015

So I'm starting to reach for darker lipsticks, most of the time I stick to my pink and nude colors. But of course when it's the colder months which means hot drinks, scarves, and coats; that's the time where I feel most comfortable wearing a bolder lipstick color. Weird right? I wish I wore bolder lipsticks on the everyday basis but I always tend to stick to my typical pinky nude colors. But this fall I'm going to be making myself wear darker lipsticks more often. I only have a few in my collection, but when I think of fall lip colors these are the ones I think about.

Adding a New Highlighter to My Collection!

October 22, 2015

I'm pretty sure everyone has heard about the new MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in the shade "Oh, Darling". It's been talked about all over social media ever since pictures came out, and when I saw swatches online I wasn't too convinced to get it. Why? I felt like it didn't look like anything extraordinary and I have so many highlighters already, how much can I use, right? That's what I thought until I went to the MAC counter today just to give it a look in person.

The Face Shop: Blackhead Out Charcoal Nose Strip

October 20, 2015

I'll be honest and say that it took me twenty minutes trying to think of a good title for this post. Why? Because I was honestly conflicted with how I felt about this product. Korean skincare has been extremely popular and you see a ton of products at Sephora, but my favorite place to buy Korean skincare products are from The Face Shop. I previously did a review on some make up removing products from The Face Shop as well and I completely love those products. For a while I've been trying to get rid of some of my blackheads, I've tried so many different masks including the very expensive Glam Glow but nothing has been working that well. When I went to The Face Shop and saw that this was only $1 I knew I had to give it a try. Most of their products that I've tried before seemed to be suitable for my sensitive skin so I didn't think this would be a problem.

5 Underrated Beauty Products

October 18, 2015

5 Underrated Beauty Products
There are so many beauty products in the market and obviously there are always some that aren't as talked about as some other products. I love reading blogs and watching Youtube videos, sometimes I notice the same products being raved about; but there are some products that barely get a mention. So I picked 5 products that I feel are underrated, and they're also products that I love.
MAC Prolongwear Blush Stay By Me
MAC Pro Longwear Blush (Stay By Me): This is a semi-matte blush and I would describe it as a light coral blush. This shade is different than my other blushes because it gives me that natural flush of color to my cheeks but with that coral hint to it. It's pigmented but I actually like applying this with a flat top foundation brush because it packs on more color to my cheeks. Since I'm pale during the fall/winter I feel like I have to apply a little more than I usually do in the summer when I'm tan. Whenever I'm going for an all natural look I usually go for this blush.

Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder Yellow
Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder (Yellow): I feel like this year everyone has been obsessed with banana/yellow powder for under their eyes. I do find that when I use this on top of my under eye concealer it looks yellow, but when I apply this over areas of my face where it's redness or has a break out then it looks just like the other parts of my face which is what I want. The yellow powder is to tone down redness and I do find that this works. This week I had a presentation in class and there was a huge pimple in the middle of my eyebrows. I tried so hard to conceal it but it looked so obvious that I was covering something up because the redness was still showing through. It took me a few days before I realized that I should've been using this to set the concealer because when I finally used this on that one pimple, it looked normal again. You could still see the little bump but the redness had went away.
Lorac porefection mattifying face primer
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer: When I first started wearing makeup I was struggling with my oily skin, there were so many mattifying foundations I found that did not work for me at all. After I started to learn more about makeup I realized that maybe I should use a primer, I was still not that great with knowing which products were right for me so I spent so much money buying a ton of Laura Mercier primers, it said "oil free" so I thought it meant "good for oily skin", I was so clueless. But as time went on and I experimented with different primers, I discovered this one and fell in love. I've repurchased this at least three times and I don't think I could ever stop using this. Even in the winter when my skin gets a little more dry it still works for me.

Becca watermelon beach tint

Becca Beach Tint (Watermelon): This product saved me in the summer! I feel like I've always been searching for a tint but never found one that worked for me. But in the summer I went to the beach a lot and occasionally I liked to have some color added to my face of course. I would wear a BB cream and have this color on my cheeks, my lips included as well but it always looked so natural which I loved. Whenever a tint actually leaves a tint and stays on my lips/face then I know it's a winner.
Ciate London Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick Swoon
Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick (Swoon): So ever since I discovered liquid lipsticks I've become obsessed. I own some liquid lipsticks from Colourpop, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and NYX; they're all great but Ciate has great liquid lipsticks as well. Even though the color range is small, I still think that there are a few staple colors that would suit everyone. The shade swoon caught my eye because I really love the nude brown shades and this one fit the description. Sometimes depending on the lip liner I'm wearing this will have a hint of dark brown or pink. But I think this is perfect for an everyday makeup look and it's not drying at all.

Are there any beauty products that you think are underrated?

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NARS Sin, Perfect Blush For Fall?

October 15, 2015

I'm very excited to announce a new member of my blush collection! This is also the first NARS blush I own which is why I've been anxiously waiting for its arrival. Let me just say that this shade "Sin", is definitely different than all the other blushes I own because it has more of a berry/plum undertone when compared to my usual light pink blushes.

I've been wanting a new blush for a while, something that would be perfect for the fall. I knew that it had to be something with a plummy shade and after doing a lot of swatching in stores, I went home that night just to do more research online. I'm the type of person who has to spend at least a week researching a product before I buy it because if there are more negative reviews about a product than positive, then I most likely won't buy the product to try out. But with these NARS blushes, it seems as if it's a must have in every makeup lover's collection.
Nars blush sin
(The packaging is too beautiful not to take a picture of)

When I recieved my Sephora package I was in love with how the beautiful this blush was and of course I had to swatch it again. It was so pigmented! It honestly shocked me because I would usually have to swipe my finger over a product at least three times before getting an accurate color pay off, but this was very pigmented.
Nars blush sin
(Swatch without flash)
Nars blush sin
(Swatch with flash)

I really think that this is the perfect blush for fall, it's very pigmented so apply it with a light hand. Sometimes I tend to go a little heavy with blush (by accident of course), and I've learned that it's easier to start off with very little product then add more if needed. Because if you use a heavy hand with this then you will definitely look like you went overboard with blush.

Do you own any blushes that would be perfect for fall?
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My Current Obsession: Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick in Sand Glow

October 13, 2015

Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick in Sand Glow
Lately I've been extremely lazy when it comes to doing my makeup, it could be due to the fact that I've been completely busy with all my course work. Whenever I'm headed to class I like to look like I at least tried when it comes to makeup, so I've been using this Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Colour Stick in the shade Sand Glow. You might have heard about these eye shadow sticks already since they're extremely popular and after using this consistently for two weeks, I understand why.

Products I Wish I Still Loved

I'm sure everyone has those few products in their collection that they loved when they first purchased it but after a while got tired of it. There are quite a few items in my collection that were once loved but now pushed to the side due to not being as great as the other products I now use. Most of these products are skincare products since I am always changing up my skincare routine.
Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic: This was my first toner and I thought I was so in love with it but even though my skin was extremely oily I felt like it was a little too drying for my skin. I felt like it was actually really oily as well and it always made the bottle sticky. I don't remember why I loved this in the beginning but after a while it faded away and I found my new love, the Bosica Balancing Facial Tonic (I mentioned this toner in my Skincare routine).

Origins Gin-Zing Energy Boosting Moisturizer: When I first got this it was because of how much it was talked about within the Youtube community. A lot of bloggers were talking about it as well so I thought that I needed it. At first I did love it because it made me feel awake in the morning but then after a while of using it, I felt that my skin had been more oily than it was previously. Ever since I switched to the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream I've been attached to that.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: I loved this moisturizer so much because it was from Clinique and this was a brand that some people in my family loved as well. I would use this moisturizer morning and night; it really was great for my oily skin but after a while I just forgot about it. Now that I'm using the face cream from Fresh, I don't think I could ever love this again.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment: This was very very hyped about and of course I fell into the hype. I was breaking out during that time and since this product was very raved about I thought that maybe it would help clear my skin. I will admit that this did clear some my skin and get rid some of the blackheads on my nose; but I don't think I should've spent that $69. I started using Lush masks and I completely forgot about this one, now it's all dried up.

Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go (Nude Beige): I paired this with a lot of my lipsticks in the beginning when I first got this, but I've been addicted to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream's as well as the other liquid lipsticks I own that I stopped reaching for this. It wasn't that it didn't go well with the colors, it was that I enjoyed using pinkier lip liners. I probably will go back to using this once I start wearing my other lipsticks again.

Are there any products you have and wish you still used?

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My Wallflowers Obsession!

October 7, 2015

So I'm a candle type of person, I have to have a candle lit every day because I love having a candle around me. I love how relaxing it is but recently I've been wanting something that smelt good enough to be put all around my house. I usually only light my candles in my living room since that's the area of my house that I use my laptop in. There was a sale at Bath and Body Works not too long ago but there was also a coupon I received that was $10 off $30, I got two candles that were 2 for $24 and so I picked up one wallflower just to reach $30. I didn't really think the wallflower would do much for me but once I got home and plugged it in, I became obsessed. Bath and Body Works always has such amazing deals so when I found out that each wallflower was only $3.50 I went to the store to pick up a few.

  • Vanilla Snowflake: This was a new scent to me, I love the winter time so when I saw this I knew I needed to have it. It kind of smells like cotton candy but it isn't too strong or sugary. I also love how my entire rooms smells like this but it's subtle and not like someone had just sprayed their entire bottle of body spray.
  • Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow: I love the candle of this scent so I knew that I needed to have this. There was only one left on the shelf when I went so I was freaking out! I knew that it was a popular scent but thankfully they had some more in the back. This isn't a extremely sweet scent even though "vanilla" and "marshmallow" is mixed into there. I think that the pumpkin scent makes it smell a little more cinnamon like.
  • Pumpkin Pecan Waffles: I don't remember why I didn't pick up the candle but this was the first wallflower I ever purchased from Bath and Body Works. It was the wallflower I picked up with the candles and to my surprise I fell in love with this scent. I put it in the bathroom and it makes my bathroom smell amazing. If you ever have guests coming over and you want the place to smell festive like fall, then get this wallflower. Your guests will be sniffing all around your house wanting to know the source of what they're smelling.
Have you ever tried the Bath and Body Works wallflowers? Which scent is your favorite?

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September Favorites!

October 2, 2015

I cannot believe that it's October already! September passed by so quickly, for me it could be due to the fact that college has started again and I'm getting tons of work to do. But anyways, for September nothing really changed in my makeup routine, I tend to stick to the same products and occasionally rotate them but these products have been the most used this month.

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