Lorac Riesling Romance Palette

November 29, 2015

Lorac Riesling Romance Palette
All I have to say is, if you don't own this palette you need it. This is the Lorac Riesling Romance Palette and it only costs $15 which is insane. At first I didn't think I would like the shades but when I compared it to the other palettes I've been wanting, the shades were very similar, and this is definitely on the neutral side which is a win for me. I don't own any other Lorac palette because I don't really like how chalky they feel. But this palette was definitely worth the $15, I've used it a few times since I ordered it from Ulta and I'm really glad I made the purchase.

My Current Makeup Routine

November 25, 2015

I've been trying to switch up routine lately but it's hard considering I love to stick with the same products. I did get a few new makeup products recently so I've been using those a lot more. My makeup usually looks the same most days because I don't have time to do it especially since I don't give myself too much time to get ready before class (I should probably wake up an extra hour earlier).

Move Over Beauty Blender, Hello Sephora Pro Airbrush #55

November 19, 2015

Whoa whoa whoa! I know this sounds crazy, right?! Who would ever stop using their beauty blender?! If you told me this a year ago I wouldn't have believed you because every time I used any kind of foundation brush it made my face look streaky. But whenever I used a beauty blender everything would be blended out smoothly which was why I refused to start using foundation brush, ever. Whenever I was at Sephora I would look at the brushes and I thought that the Pro Airbrush #55 was really interesting because it looked like it was meant for powders but when I read reviews and saw a tutorial from Sephora with this brush I found out it could be used for liquid foundations.

I was hesitant to try it out at first because it was $34 and that is really expensive. Of course I had to think about the pros and cons of "What if I don't like this blush for my foundation?", well I decided that if I didn't like the brush for foundation then I could use it for setting my face with translucent powder or even using it as a blush brush. I got this during the VIB Rouge sale so there was 20% which made my decision even easier, and let me say this....I don't regret purchasing this brush at all. It soaks up less product than my beauty blender and I only use one pump of foundation. One pump of foundation that gives me the same coverage as it does with the beauty blender which is crazy. I guess the beauty blender soaks up more products because it is a sponge after all.

Even though I love this brush I don't think I'll be throwing out my beauty blender any time soon. I like using my beauty blender for other things like cream contour and applying concealer which is something this brush can't really do. But if you're someone whose looking to replace their beauty blender then you should definitely get this brush, it's great for foundation and really does give an airbrush finish.

Have you tried any of the Sephora brushes before?

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Switching To A More Natural Deodorant

November 17, 2015

Ever since I first started using deodorant it's been with the brands Secret or Dove. They worked so well because my underarms smelt amazing. I love having scented deodorants because who doesn't like to smell good. But throughout the years my skin has become more sensitive to products, I get itchy and allergic reactions easily. Sometimes when I used deodorant my underarms would develop a mini rash or become really itchy. It was weird because I've been using Dove for years and nothing was wrong, I even asked my doctor and was told that Dove was great for sensitive skin. So why was I still getting reactions?
I heard so much about natural deodorants and I wasn't sure how to feel about those because sometimes my skin is so sensitive that it even gets allergic to products made specifically for sensitive skin. When I couldn't deal with the allergic reactions anymore I decided to switch to the Lavanila Healthy Deodorant and let me tell you this, my life has changed. No more itchy underarms from the rashes, and no more allergic reactions. I didn't have to worry about going to the dermatologist or finding some creams to put on it.

The reason why this has been helping my skin is probably due to the fact that it has natural ingredients. It doesn't contain aluminum, mineral oils and parabens. I've heard rumors about deodorants blocking the sweat ducts and not allowing the body to sweat. I'm not an expert on deodorants but if I could keep myself smelling good with using natural products then I would. I spend so much money on makeup already, I think it's even better to spend the money on something that can help take care of my body.

This deodorant also feels very light, I've used deodorants that feel so heavy and thick (pretty disgusting description, I'm sorry). Since this deodorant feels light, I feel like it doesn't do that great of a job at keeping me from sweating. I don't do any sports so I think this deodorant is fine for me, it doesn't melt off and it makes me smell good. I bought this deodorant in the vanilla lavender scent and I absolutely hate this scent, it reminds me of bathroom spray. My sister even said it smelt like toilets and I have to agree. Sometimes when I wear this I can smell it, and sometimes I can't. After a while I've gotten used to the scent so it doesn't bother me as much as it used it. If you have sensitive skin or you're looking for a more natural deodorant I highly recommend this.

Have you tried any natural deodorants?
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Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul (Part 2)

November 15, 2015

This is the last part, I promise! I love watching hauls but I realized that I hate having them because that means I probably spent a lot of money on products I didn't need. Whenever I'm at Sephora I always get sucked into trying new things and I guess that isn't too bad. I love trying new products and finding what works for me.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation + Oily Skin = ?

November 12, 2015

I know what you're probably thinking, luminous and oily skin in the same sentence means it'll be a disaster. That's what I thought but I read a lot of reviews about this product saying that it isn't suited for dry skin. Does that mean it could possibly be good for oily skin? This foundation is the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and retails for $48, kind of pricy but it is NARS. This is the first NARS foundation I used so I wasn't expecting too much because I didn't have anything else to compare it to. I've never tried anything luminous before, I tend to stay away from that. The only reason why I wanted this was because 1) the packaging is stunning and 2) I've also read reviews from oily skin people saying it works really well on their skin. I wore this to school at around 60 degree weather thinking that this would probably be good since it's sort of cold out, which means that this foundation might last longer on my face.

I'll have to say that the finish is amazing when you first apply it. The only thing I don't like about the formula is that it is very watery. When I first put the product onto the back of my hand I felt like the foundation went all over the place, I'm not used to this kind of formulation so it took me by surprise. This foundation is pretty light weight but it covers redness and some breakouts which is great. I found that it didn't really look luminous on my skin, the finish was pretty matte and that could've been because I used a matte setting powder right on top.
I put this foundation on at 9 am and by the time it was 4 pm I felt like it was starting to get very oily. From 9 to 1 it felt completely normal as in not being able to feel any foundation on my face, it was lightweight. Around 2 I could feel my face being oily, I didn't even have to look in the mirror to know that it was oily. It looked and felt like everything was melting off which is something I dislike about this foundation.

Overall I did find that this foundation only lasted a few hours on my oily skin but I think the reason why it could've been melting off my face was because of the thick sweater and jacket I was wearing, which made me feel sweaty and that equals oily skin. But I really do like this foundation but I don't think it's worth the $48 so this might have to be returned.

What's your favorite foundation?

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Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul (Part 1)

November 9, 2015

I had to write part 1 in the title because I know that I'm going to be ordering more. Before I went to the store I had an entire list in mind but unfortunately a bunch of products I wanted wasn't available so I'm going to have to order them. Usually around the holidays I get excited about all the holiday kits that are out but this year there wasn't really anything that intrigued me.

How I Save Money When Buying Makeup!

November 5, 2015

How I Save Money When Buying Makeup

I know that I'm not the only person who has a slight makeup obsession...ok, maybe a huge obsession. Well I know that sometimes it can be upsetting when you realize how much money you spent on makeup that you probably didn't need. I remember the first time I became a VIB I freaked out because I thought that it was a lot of money spent, but when I reached the VIB Rouge status I knew that I had become completely addicted. Over the years I learned so much more when it comes to saving money on makeup so here are a few tips.

My October Favorites

November 4, 2015

Is it bad that I'm excited October is over? I mean I love this month but once October is over it means that it's November which means it's almost time for Christmas! I love the holidays so I get overly excited when the months pass by quickly. Throughout this month I did find myself using some of my older products that I had pushed to the side.

I remember when I first started wearing makeup the palette I wanted the most was the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, and when I finally got it I wore it non stop. For a while I've been using different eye shadows and forgetting this palette so when I used this again I fell in love all over again. I love the shimmery shades and find that this is perfect for an everyday look especially days that I'm running late because it's so easy to use.

When I first purchased this Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer I didn't expect much, I was tired of the MAC concealer I owned so I decided to try this. It is really creamy and I do find that it doesn't slide all over the place which is great for my oily skin. It also covers up my blemishes without having to pile on a ton.

The Laura Mercier Translucent powder is my holy grail setting powder BUT when it's getting weather is getting colder I like to use the Cover FX Matte Setting Powder because it doesn't make me as matte as I usually am when I wear the Laura Mercier one. During the colder months I like to have a more natural finish on my skin which is why I've been reaching for this almost every day.

OH MY GOODNESS. If you haven't tried the NARS Sin blush before then go to Sephora right now and try it on. You need this shade in your collection! This is my first NARS blush and I wrote a blog post on this as well, but I have to say that this is one of my favorite blushes. I never really had a berry blush before so this was completely different for me, and I've been wearing this every single day. It makes me feel very fall like and I'm obsessed.

I'm always reaching for pinky browns and one of my favorites is from MAC. It's in the shade Spirit and oh my goodness, I've been wearing this almost everyday and I really love how it looks. It makes my makeup look flawless, I can't even explain how much I love it because there are no words that can sum up how I feel about this.

Have you tried any of these products? What are you favorites this month?

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Ulta Haul!

November 1, 2015

Recently Ulta had a sale which was 20% off and 10% off prestige brands so I knew that I had to buy something from there. I had to take advantage of the sale but oddly enough I didn't buy much. Maybe it was because Sephora was having their 20% sale soon which is a better deal than what I'm getting at Ulta.

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