Saturday, December 27, 2014

December Ipsy Bag 2014

Purchased.

 

Since I don't have facebook I haven't been able to peek at what's in my ipsy bag so the last two months have been a surprise for me. I'm really liking the surprise factor is back in my monthly bags! Click down below to see what I got!!
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Friday, December 26, 2014

Sally Beauty Supply Red Tag Sale Dec 26-31

Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays everyone! I just want to share some Holidays good news!!! Sally Beauty supply is doing 50% off Their Red Tag Clearance!! I know I'll be stopping in to see if I can pick up any more Gel polish! Since I just got a new LED light for chrismtas!! Yay!!

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This Sale is from Dec 26th to the 31st!! Happy Shopping Everyone!!! 
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

November Empties 2014

I haven't done an empties post in ages! I figured since I actually had a lot of empties this month I'd share with you what I finished and if I'd repurchase them.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - I've already repurchased this quite a few times. I really like this as an acne fighter. I use it twice a day morning and night. I don't feel like it dries my skin out. Repurchased already. 

Queen Helene Mint Julep Facial Scrub -  The scrub was eh for me. It worked but I wasn't wowed, I prefer the face mask of the same flavor instead. Pass.

Mott's It's So Big Mascara- It was a total flop for me. I got this as a replacement for my empty mascara tube from my June Ipsy bag. This did nothing for my lashes. Pass. Link to review. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara I've been repurchasing this mascara since it came out. Holy Grail status for me! Repurchased.  review.

Origins GinZing Gel Moisturizer -  I've been also repurchasing this since I first tried this. This moisturizer often finds it way into my favorites post. review.

These are all my empties this month! What were you sad to use up this month? 
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Sephora Haul

Purchased. Gifted.
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I recently made a little stop in Sephora to do some Christmas shopping! I also wanted to pick up my Sephora birthday gift. A little set from Makeup forever, mascara and lipstick. 

I can't show a few of the items I bought, I don't want anyone to figure out what I bought them for Christmas!! Mom, I'm talking to you, you snoop!! 

I did also pick up one more item for myself other than my Sephora birthday gift. I had to make a pit stop to check out what Origins had which to my surprise they had a little GinZing mini kit! The kit includes: GinZing eye cream, moisturizer, and scrub cleanser. The GinZing line is my favorite the gel moisturizer has been a favorite of mine for years! This kit I've only seen in the stores and retails for $22 which isn't bad IMO. 
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I didn't personally pick this up but my fiancé did pick me up the Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler. He knew I lusting for this for awhile now and picked it up for our half anniversary, just to spoil me a little really. I was eyeing this kit because there was already 2 scents I loved in it, but I also found two new scents I would love to try. I will be doing a full review on this in the future, hopefully. 

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As for the Birthday mini I wasn't all that impressed with it this year, the lipstick is a brownish shade, and the mascara isn't anything to write home about. I've tried it before and I wasn't a fan. It's all over if you have watery eyes and wear that. 


I'm extremely happy with my recent Sephora goodies! Any recommendations for trying new items? 
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lush Reindeer Rock Soap Review

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I don't know about everyone else but I get so excited for Lush's Seasonal releases! When I say excited I really mean I stalk the lush website to fill up my wish list with all the fun looking items to sniff when I stop at my local Lush store front! When something was advertise to smell like The Comforter Bubble Bar I couldn't pass it up! Click down below to see what I thought of it! 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

November's Favorites 2014

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I actually been using a few new things! I've tried a few new products, brought back old ones. My busiest semester is finally almost over! I can't wait!! Here's what I've been loving in November! 

Wen Bamboo Green Tea-  I've been using this a lot this month, it promises to help with volume and I have to admit my hair seems thicker and less flat. I love the scent nice and refreshing. Not as moisturizing as say Fig but still cleans my hair the same. I prefer to do a double cleanse. 9 pumps in first wash, 4 pumps for my second wash. 

Red Cherry Lashes #747S-   I find this are great for everyday. I like to wear these to work, they make me look like I have lashes. They remind me of Demis without the thickness. These lashes are nice and light. I get about 10-15 wears out of these if I clean them off after every use right away. I also don't usually add mascara directly to the lashes. 

Origins Ginzing Gel Moisturizer and Eye Cream -  I love the scent of Origins Ginzing line!!! It so nice and refreshing to use both day and night! I love the citrus scent of this duo, keeps my skin nice and hydrated! 

Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 110 Porcline  - I've been taking lots of photos this holiday season and I LOVE this foundation! My skin always looks so flawless! It's medium coverage at most. I only need to use concealer if I have blemish. It never looks cakey either. I use two layers. One with a flat brush then another with a stippling brush followed by a setting powder! 

Covergirl #GirlsCan Flamed Out Mascara - I have to fully admit before I took part in CoverGirl's #GirlsCan movement I've never been a CoverGirl cosmetics fan. Nothing wowed me. I was pretty loyal to maybelline. But this Mascara changed my mind! I love it! It gives lots of volume!! A little length but my lashes look so thick! I love that this actually makes me look like I have lashes! 

Serious Skincar Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial - I ordered with my Birchbox points ages ago. I got it in one of my Birchboxes and loved it! I use it on and off, (not nearly as much as I should). I've been using this once a week to start getting my skin in holiday season shape! My skin feels so fresh after I use it and smooth! 

Dolce and Gabbana Rose the One - This is one of my favorite perfumes. It's a subtle sexy rose scent. They discontinued it and I've been using it a lot lately. I don't want to let it go to waste! 

Last but not least I've been wearing my  "With Love From Rigby" Jorden Headband on the Gold Maze Band all this month. It's been my favorite hair accessory! I wear it with ponytails, and while my hair is down to keep my bangs out of my face. I get countless compliments on it all the time! Right now if you order from With Love From Rigby's etsy shop and use coupon code "beautandbiz"  to receive 20% off your total order good from now until December 10th!!!  Hurry On the 10th is the last day to order for promise before Christmas Shipping! 

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well. 


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December WEN TSV!

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I am pleased to announce I finally found out hopefully the 1st of more TSV for WEN!!!!

This is the same deal he had running on QVC.com for the last two Decembers. What is the new twist is that you can either pick a 5 pack seasonal, or a classic 5 pack. 

I like that he did the classic 5 pack because it has the favorite 5 core flavors. I think this deal is so worth it as long as you buy it as the TSV. I won't be buying it this year, I'm on a WEN buying ban until I finish up at least half my fig gallon. 

I'm also pleased to share that the WEN winter seasonal scent in Winter White Citrus. I am very curious and I might just break my WEN buying ban just for that if it comes in his 3 pack with the oil and treatment spray. 

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well. 

I also purchased the Summer Honey Peach trio seen in my June favorites.  I love the scent  but I feel like my ends are dry after using that and the Summer Mango Coconut. 

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!!

I just wanted to write a post about how thankful I am this Thanksgiving. I wanted to write a thank you to all my readers who ready my little space on the web. It's my baby, even though I tend to neglect it when my life gets busy. My blog has been my little space to enjoy what I love. Makeup, and nail polish!

I want to thank the readers who have been there from the very beginning when I was Beauty on a College Budget and has followed me with my name change! I want to thank those who still read my blog when I go weeks at a time without posting. I want to thank those who have also sponsored post on my blog, thank you for the content.

I am beyond thankful for how my life is at the moment, I am going into my last semester of school soon, and my fiancé are gearing up to get our lives in order. I am beyond thankful to have Mr. J in my life, he may take joy in annoying me all the time but I wouldn't change anything for the world.






I can't wait to see where life takes us, and I hope you guys join on us on the ride! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving today! 
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

With Love From Rigby Headbands Review

Purchased. Promo code for readers.
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I made an order last month with "With Love From Rigby" which is an etsy shop that sells Gatsby inspired beaded headbands. Who the owner, Valery, is absolutely wonderful and pleasant. I could talk to her for days! She's super sweet and is ready to help anyway she can to make the transaction super easy. She also was able to get me my order really quick when I shot her a message about wanting it for a certain time. Which is really nice when you request it an item earlier when it's within reason(or not during a rush time). I have to say by far the nicest Etsy shop I ran across.

Headbands from  "With Love From Rigby" are superb quality. I wear these headbands all the time!! Not just with a flapper costume. I love to use these to hold my bangs back from my face. It adds a little something special to my boring hair style!
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These are perfect for spicing up boring braids and ponytails! I do plan on wearing one of her headbands to a wedding I'm going to in December. (I'm going to make another order for it soon!) The fact that I plan to make another order from her after all ready owning three I feel like it stands out for the quality of these headbands.

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The beading is done wonderfully and is backed so there is no worry that the beading will break or bend. The beading piece is glued to the elastic headband, not sewed but it looks like it's glued on with gorilla glue so those babies aren't going anywhere any time soon! I've worn two headbands a few days in a row and they still seem brand new.



The cool thing about these headbands is that Valery gives you tons of color bands to choose from! I love that I can pick that option out!! I find it great that we can customize her headbands to fit our needs!
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My one complaint is that these slip because my hair is super thin, and I have a big head. Both are no fault to the owner of With Love From Rigby. I actually modified the headbands so they would fit my needs.

I added velvet to the beaded part of the headbands so they won't slip, and I added length to the band by using a hair band and sewed it together. Now the headbands are perfect. I told Valery about how I modified the headbands and she told me for my next order just measure my head and she'll make one a proper size so I wouldn't have these issues.

I am beyond impressed with the quality of the headbands and With love from Rigby's service. I fully suggest everyone to go out and get yourself a headband from her! She can customize her headbands for size and colors! Just message her she's always willing to help. She can also make headbands for kids as well! 


Valery from "With Love From Rigby" has graciously given me a coupon code to share with you all!!!  Just use the code: "beautandbiz"  to receive 20% off your total order good from now until December 10th!!!  

If you guys need any suggestions for what to get with your 20% off coupon you could buy the 'Polaire' headband! I've been eyeing this for awhile now! If you guys make an order let me know in the comments below which you bought!! 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#TBT Halloween 2014 Flapper Look.

Purchased.
I know I know, sharing what I was for Halloween is a little over due right? I get it but I wanted to post it out there to share my smokey look. I had a ton of fun this Halloween. I was a flapper.

My fiance and I, Mr J. went to a friends house for a Halloween party and he actually dressed up this year! I was beyond happy about that! We went as a Flapper girl and Gangster from the 1920s.

I had a ton of fun doing my eye makeup. It's not usually something that I do using dark Black eyeshadow so it was fun to get outside of my comfort zone. I managed to actually not do a half bad job on it either!



 I used nice and flirty thick lases from Kiss the feather like lashes. They were beyond comfortable! I was so surprised considering they are such thick lashes!


My makeup stayed all night, I had to reapply the lipstick a bit but that's not unusual!

I think the standout of all the night was my headband. I bought it from "With Love From Rigby" which is an etsy shop that sells Gatsby inspired beaded headbands. Who the owner, Valery is absolutely wonderful and pleasant. I could talk to here for days!. She also was able to get me my order really quick when I shot her a message about wanting it for a certain time. Which is really nice when you request it an item earlier when it's within reason.

The one I wore was perfect and stayed in it's place all night. I got the most compliments on my headbands!


Definitely check her out! 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ipsy Bag November 2014

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I have to say I was extremely excited for my Ipsy bag this month. I was beyond excited because the theme is 'Girl Meets Glitter
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' I saw the bag on instagram and was instantly in love.  As the sneak peaks of products were revealed one by one the more excited I got. Click down below to see if this bag is a winner or a disappointment.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Covergirl #GirlsCan Campaign info + makeup tutorial +$25 Walmart GC Giveaway

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I am beyond please to share with you guys that I've partnered up with Covergirl to help take part with the #GirlsCan Campaign!
What Covergirl is doing:


·         The COVERGIRL #GirlsCan campaign promotes the empowerment of women by encouraging them to break down barriers and turn “can’t” into “can” 
·         COVERGIRL #GirlsCan mascaras come in 2 varieties at Walmart everyday low prices: COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara and COVERGIRL Professional All-in-One Mascara
·         COVERGIRL is turning “can’t” into “can” by donating $50,000 to Dress for Success®
·         The COVERGIRL #GirlsCan displays can be found in the cosmetics section of your local Walmart
·         Visit  and watch the video here to learn more about #GirlsCan at Walmart. 

I was thrilled to join this movement because this hits home for me. This should hit home for every woman.

 Everyday I go to school and I look around in class I am usually 1 of 4 other girls in my business classes. All my business classes are dominated by boys. I remember when I was first applying to colleges I was told by a few teachers males and females (mostly Nuns) that I wouldn't like business and I should be a teacher instead. That business is a boys club. I am tired of hearing it, and I am proud to be a business student! It's a tough subject but nothing I can't handle!!

Another thing that I am in love that Covergirl is holding this campaign is because not only do I hear as girl but also as a business student that makeup isn't appropriate for work. If I want to wear light makeup I will. I can be pretty (with, or without makeup) and do business!

This movement is so empowering and I hope all women start using the #girlscan hashtag!

I created a simple everyday look, that is also office appropriate using Covergirl:

    • Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in shade 820
    • Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Pure Romance 
    • Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara 
    • Covergirl Flipstick Lipstick in Stunner 
I love this look because it's perfect for everyday. If you add a little lipstick using the Flipstick Lipstick then it transforms for a soft look for a night out! The power of lipstick to wow every time! 




You can check my my tutorial on my look right on my youtube channel! Click down below to watch the Video!! 



The best part is for my lovely readers is that Covergirl is giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card to try the covergirl products themselves!!
RULES:

  • Must be 18 or older to enter
  • U.S. residents only
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Good Luck everyone! Remember Girls CAN!!
Disclosure: 
The Walmart gift cars, product and information have been supplied by Covergirl. 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

October Favorites 2014

October has been an crazy hectic school/work month. Lots of projects due for school, and lots of night hours at my job! I didn't have a lot of time for blogging in October but hopefully Novemeber I'll find more time!

I have been going between my MAC studio tech foundation (see review here) and my MUFE HD foundation all this month.

I pulled out my Wen Fall Apple Spice from the reserves to use this month and next month. I love the scent of this. It's the essence of fall to me. It's apple-ly heaven! Also my hair is just gorgeous as usual. - I'm so modest I know!


I have been obsessed with wearing my pandora bracelets lately. I have a metal bracelet and a black leather one. I have a ton of little charms that hold a bit of meaning for me due to who gave them to me. I have an owl charm because I go to Temple University and a hedgehog because I want one so bad. Those are just a few that I love.

I've been also using the Red Cherry #747s lashes, perfect for everyday use! Easy to apply and lightweight feeling.

Mac fluidline in blacktrack has been my go to this month for my eyeliner.




Just these little things have been my most reached for things this month. Nothing too exciting. What have you ladies been reaching for this past month?

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mac Studio Tech Foundation NC15 Review Tutorial +Swatches

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I was browsing my local MAC counter for a new foundation. I was hoping to pick up Matchmaster but they were out in my shade! I was so upset! The woman at the counter suggested for me to try the Studio Tech Foundation since I was looking for more coverage. Click down below to see what I thought of it.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Madam Glam Deep Dark Purple Gel Polish Swatches + Review!

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I was contacted by Madam Glam a 5-free AND cruelty free nail polish brand asking if I wanted to give their new gel polishes a spin. I'm not one to turn down a chance to try a new nail polish agreed happily to give their brand a whirl. Click down below to see how this brand fared.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes + tutorial

I will fully admit I'm lazy, and gross because I wash my brushes only once a month. I know its bad for me. It should be done more often and sometimes it'll get done every other weekend. Most times just once a month.

For those who never cleans your brushes and just throw them out after a year, that's not good for your skin OR your makeup application. I know its a little hard to take when I only do it once a month myself but makeup will build up in your brushes.

When there is makeup buildup in your brushes they don't apply as well as they used to. When that happens your makeup application doesn't look it's best. Which can be such a bummer.

Also somethings shouldn't be mixed. When you start to mix too many kinds of foundation in your foundation brush and not washing in between brands it can create this gunky build up which will make you throw out your brushes. Which also sucks.


Enough of the lecture, here's how I clean my brushes:
  • I take a small bowl and put a little of my ELF brush cleaner in the bottom and fill it with water. 
  • Doing 1 brush at a time I swirl it around the bottom of the bowl
  • After I swirl it I take it and swirl it in my hand to help the soap really get into the bristles. 
  • I then wash the brush out using lukewarm water. Running water through the brushes until it runs clean after many squeezes. 

I continue that process with the rest of my brushes. I have to refill the water and add soap after every couple brushes. When the water in the bowl gets too dirty it's time to change the soap and water out.

It's pretty simple process. Nothing too fancy. I do like to try and set the brushes upside when drying so the water doesn't drip down the brush and loosen the glue holding the brush hair. 



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Fun Festivities!

Purchased. Links to items in post.

Everyone has a favorite season. Fall happens to be mine. I love the taste of pumpkin and pumpkin flavor deliciousness!! I of course had to drag Mr. J to a couple fall activities.

The life of a college student while working retail means I work nights and weekends. It's part of the gig. Mr. J work's full time so our schedules are pretty much the exact opposite of each other. So I took off a friday night Mr. J and I went to a haunted hayride with friends. It was a lot of fun. Sleepy Hollow in Newtown is a really good time!
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On Saturday since I didn't have work till 6pm that night Mr. J and I went pumpkin picking! It's my favorite thing to do since I was little. We ended up going the Shady Brook Farm's for pumpkin picking.

I wore a pretty simple outfit, just a lacy tank top with a grey scarf and a black fleece. I wanted to look cute but functional! I wore the "Hemingway Headband" with on a red band by With Love From Rigby headband. I'm in love with it. It keeps my bangs out of my face and looks cute!

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Mr. J and I stopped at the Shady Brook Farm's store to pick up their homemade Pumpkin and Apple Butter. I also picked up a bottle of Apple Wine made locally. It tastes wonderful warm! 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ipsy Bag: October 2014

Purchased. Affiliated links. 
It truly feels like Christmas in October, and not because of the Nightmare Before Christmas is playing on TV. It's because I got a lot of packages today! I'm so excited I have to share! Click down below to see what I got in my Ipsy bag, and the other goodies I got today!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

eShakti: A Custom Made Dress review

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I was approached by eShankti to see if I want to review a custom made dress from their site as part of their Real Fashion for Real People campaign. I for one jumped at the chance because being a pear shaped body it's so hard to find a dress that fits in BOTH areas top and bottom! Click down below what I think of this dress! 
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Sally Beauty Supply Red Tag Sale

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Sally Beauty Supply is having a red tag sale event this weekend!!!

Buy a red tag clearance item and get 50% on the tag price!! A great time to stock up on gel polish!!!


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Ipsy bag: September 2014

Purchased. Affiliated link. 

I actually received my bag in the mall last friday but I've been a bit behind on the posting. I have to say right off the bat I am LOVING this bag! Super cute! click down below to see if I love what's in my bag!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sephora and Ulta Haul

I'm blessed with a super amazing fiance who every once in awhile buys me makeup. He went with me to buy the items I needed for our engagement shoot that's coming up next Saturday. Since Joe's sister-in-law offered to take them for us for free. I got to splurge on makeup!!!! Yay!!!!click down below to see what I picked up.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Elizabeth Mott: It's So Big Volumizing Mascara Review

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I got this mascara with my Ipsy bag for June when the mascara they sent me orginially was empty. I have to say I was pretty excited to try it. I'm such a sucker for mascaras. Anything that will make my eyes pop I need to try it! Click down below to see if this volumizing mascara delivers!
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sinful Colorss: Ciao Bella! Swatches and review

I know that fall colors and fashions are out now, but I'm not quite ready to dive into those dark deep nail colors just yet! It's only the beginning of September!


I decided to go with Sinful Colors Caio Bella a bright sapphire blue. It's almost metalic with it's shine and subtle shimmer that I just couldn't capture on camera. I used OPI Teenage Dream on my ring finger for an accent nail. I wore this my first week back to school.

I wanted something simple but something that also highlights my lovely engagement ring which it really made the blue colors of my ring stand out. Or made it look super purple, it all depeneded on the light for what color my tanzanite stone looks like.

As for the wear of this polish I had to say I wore it from Friday to Tuesday while it was only 5 days it lasted pretty well in my opninon. I click around on a keyboard and touch screen all day at work so I only had one big chunk missing and a little nail wear to show by the time I removed it.

I know I'll be paint my nails this color again . Definitly in the winter!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

August Favorites: 2014

Purchased. 

I'm back in school for my final fall semester which is super scary but exciting at the same time. Honestly I'm not sure how much blogging time I will have between school, work, and spending time with my fiancé it's pretty time consuming. I will try, but I am being honest  so I won't promise anything to you guys. I do have to give a quick shot out to those that continue to read my blog even during patchy posting times! 
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My engagement photo shoot is very fast approaching. September 20th to be exact, that is if it doesn't rain! We're just taking them around town which is filled with super lovely spots so I couldn't be happier. That being said I finally started using face masks regularly. I wanted my skin to be in the tip top condition it can possibly be in. 

I've been using Freeman's Charcoal and Black Sugar Mask in the shower on days I shave my legs. I find that it's too messy to use it when I'm not in the shower. I do love this mask, I feel it instantly warming up my skin, not in a bad way. The sugar can be pretty harsh so rub lightly not too hard or you will scratch your skin. 

I also have been using once a week the classic Queen Helen's Mint Julep Masque I use this once a week on my skin. I usually only put this on my cheeks and nose, but every other week or every two weeks I use this all over. I've been using this mask for years, not as regularly as I should but I always go back to it. I always go back with great reasons, this is great at clearing up blackheads and current acne. It doesn't clear up acne right away but it diminishes a pimples life span. 

I started using Origins GinZing Moisturizer both day and night. I usually only use this in the morning to help wake up my skin but I've added it at night to help my skin be at it's best for September! I've been using this moisturizer since I was sent a sample years ago and continued to repurchase it. It can get pricey so I will probably go back to only using it in the morning so I can stretch the product out more. I firmly believe this moisturizer is worth every penny! My skin just feels alive when I use this! So fresh! 

Skin care aside I've been keeping my makeup simple. I'm was using a BB cream on non-work days and my trusty Benefit They're real mascara. 

I've kept to using my Sleek Brow Kit in light to keep my brows filled since I feel like making sure your brows are done completes your look. I love the combo of cream and powder to fill the brows. 

I broke down and bought MAC fluidline in Blacktrack after my horrible experience with Benefit's They're real eyeliner which is the biggest makeup fail in my opinion. I went back to the classic gel liner for the control, and longevity. 

If I don't have time to mess with gel liner I've been grabbing my Urban Decay eyeliner in Plushie which is this gorgeous dark purple liner. I'm so in love with how this color just makes my eyes pop! At first I was disappointed I gotten this instead of the mascara in my Ipsy bag but now I couldn't be happier. I do love Urban Decay eyeliners and have yet to a bad experience with them yet. 

These are my month of August favorites, what have you guys been loving? 
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

NYX Pin-Up Tease Mascara review


Back a few months ago I unfortunately got pink eye from work again. Yay me! Not! I had to throw a lot of eye products out - sad me :( Since I had to buy a new mascara I decided to pick up something new. I stopped at CVS to look through what NYX had to offer. I picked up Pin-up Tease Mascara, click down below to see how I liked this!
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sale Alert! - Victoria Secret and Fall Treats HAUL

Purchased. 

Victoria Secret sent me an email "Do Laundry...or get new 7 for $26.50 panties." I have to say that Victoria Secret is a mind reader. I got an email yesterday and today is laundry day! I did both!! 

I have to say looking for deals is a new addiction for me, honestly I got so happy when I saw that. I also got a follow up email that between 10am and 12pm they were doing 8 for $26.50!! It was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. I know that's a bit pricey for underwear but it's the cuteness and quality I'm paying for. When the underwear is usually 5 for $26.50 they do 8 it's a must do! 

Another great thing about Now until Sept 1st is that you get DOUBLE angel points on all panties!! That means I have 52 points, which puts me that much closer to my angel reward money!! 

I picked up these pretties! 

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If Shopping online use code: PARTYON for 7 for $26.50 panties. 

I also couldn't not stop at the outlet Bath and Body Works that was conveniently only 4 stores away in the mall. I also had a coupon code for a mystery discount. It ended up giving me a 36% off discount. 

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I got a new wall freshener for Fall as well as the two packs one sale for $6.99. Also my favorite fall candle minis were on sale for $1.99 which I couldn't say no to. I used my Angel card which also got me 17 more points! 


I think I did pretty well for myself today! I love sales! Did anyone catch any good sales lately? 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

QVC Wen TSV PLUS New Fall Collection Surprise!!!

Hellooooooo all Wen lovers!! I have some really exciting news!

The Aug 30th TSV for Wen is
  • 32 oz. Cleansing Conditoner 
  • 2 0z. Re-moist Hydrating Mask 
  • 6 oz. Styling Creme 
  • 6 oz. Volumizing Treatment spray
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In my opnion this is a major steal!!! I would so buy it if it was in my budget! I love the styling cremes!!! To order use code : A263316

When sold not as part of TSV it goes for $72.50 dollars. Ladies get it while you can!

The thing we've all been dreaming of has finally come true! Chaz is bringing back two fall favorite scents and making a new one. That's right, you heard me. He's bring back Ginger Pumpkin AND Apple Spice!!!! Yayyyy! I can't wait!!
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It comes in the 32 oz. size $52.74 plus $7.22   The code for this is A260072

Here's all the scoop for you guys!! Iwish  I had the money for all this but I don't at the moment! Let me know if any of you lovelies do!

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Day Of School #MOTD

All items in this post was purchased by me. 

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Yesterday was my first day of class. This is the fall semester of my senior year! This is a really exciting time for me I think, I'm almost finally done college!! ( rant - I hope I get a big girl job shortly after because I have huge amount of student debt! Yay for being lower middle class that doesn't qualify for government help! Whoooeew! )

Okay so like I was saying here's my makeup look for my back to school! I wanted to go with something simple. As well as I'm currently doing mini makeup trials on myself for my upcoming engagement photo shoot! I want to look like myself in those photos, simple but plus false lashes and red lips!
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FACE
Face Primer: L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base
Foundation: MAC Matchmaster in 1.0 sample
Bronzer: NARS Laguna Mini
Blush: Cream Top Shop Head over Heels then layered Tarte Tipsy
Powder: Maybelline Fit me in 115
Highlighter: Chella pencil

EYES
Eye Primer: ELF eyeshadow primer
Eyeliner: MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
Eyelash Primer: ELF eyelash primer
Mascara: Urban Decay Curling waterproof mascara mini
Brows: Sleek Brow Kit in Light


I have to say my first day back went pretty good. I hope it's a good semester!

What is your back to school look you love? What makeup look do you think I should do for my engagement photos? 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Review

Purchased.
credit: Nexxus website 

I'm in the process of trying to grow out my hair. I'm tried of bob/shoulder length hair. It's hard to grow your hair out when every time you get a trim you're cutting at least a half of inch of split ends. I decided to give this a whirl to help me grow out my hair. Click down below to see how this fared.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Worth the Splurge? LAQA & Co Sheer lip lube pencil in menatour

Purchased. 
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I got this in one of my birchboxes. As soon as I saw this I was a little scared to be honest. A Purple lip product? I gave it a whirl anyway, click down below to see what I thought! 

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