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Saturday, October 10, 2015

MAC Hue vs. YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige | Dupe

Hey everyone!!
I just wanted to do a quick post here about a very very popular shade of lipstick. I know that a while ago this was all the rage but I think the color is so classic and timeless that it will always be a staple in every beauty lovers makeup bag.

So in the past I have expressed my extreme distaste for MAC Hue, not due to the color, but due to the formulation. I know that not everyone feels this way or has this problem (and yes I tried literally everything to fix the problem even using MAC's own Prep + Prime for lips to stop this from happening), but every time I applied MAC Hue it looked amazing, beautiful and I loved the color. Then about 15-30 minutes in it would start to separate on my lips and it looked horrible. It made my lips look like I had the worst case of chapped lips ever (and I know it wasn't the formula because since I couldn't use this lipstick and it had barely any use out of it I mailed it to one of my blogging friends Nicole from Sleek-Chic since she had used up her whole tube and she said it was just fine).

I think that the MAC "Glaze" lipstick formulation just doesn't agree with my lips for some odd reason that I cannot place my finger on. However, I was determined to find a lipstick the same color because I really adored the color- it looks so beautiful on pale or tan skin and after talking on twitter FOREVER about this I know I'm not the only one who has experienced this issue.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Si? Just Say Yes Already...

This fragrance holds a very special place in my heart, my brother bought it for me as he was going through Charles de Gaulle airport in France (the best airport in the world by the way it smells straight up like perfume and I adore France as a country).

Regardless of the memory this perfume holds for me I absolutely ADORE it. You know how there are those few perfumes where every time you wear it you get compliments on it? EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. There must be some kind of magic in this bottle because I get so many compliments on this it's ridiculous. Compliments aside, the only way to describe it to you (before I give you all the top notes, base notes etc.) is that it smells womanly, but cozy, but also sophisticated. I feel like it's something Serena van der Woodsen would wear - does that make sense? Like it envelops you with such a beautiful smell that stays around for SUCH a long time (I wouldn't expect anything less from Armani) that it is well worth the investment. I like perfumes that are vanilla based, like Dior Hypnotic Poison for example, or I like rose based perfumes (or perfumes that have something to do with beach scents). This one is definitely along the lines of vanilla and warm, but there are a few floral undertones in there that kind of give it some depth, like it's not just a flat vanilla scent.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Blush Perfection

$27 for a blush? *Let me just click out of this page right now* HOLD THE PHONE, HEAR ME OUT. I NEVER get excited over a product, yeah I get the occasional "Oh this is super nice" but I am never blown away.

MAC Warm Soul has literally blown me out of the water. This review has been a long  time coming as I have had this blush for 2+ years and you can clearly see that I am no where near hitting pan. A lot of people disregard the mineralize blushes due to the hype, the shimmer, the price, but let me tell you if this blush was $40 I would save up and buy it which says a lot because I am the worlds biggest cheapskate (I think I asked for it for a birthday present...a.k.a. I didn't even buy it for myself.

Here's why this is the best blush in the world for every skin tone, texture, makeup look (warm, cool etc), event:

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Travels & Tattoos

Current: I'm sitting in an apartment in Trastevere, Rome. I am sweating like a pig from the heat and humidity here but enjoying every second of it. I am also looking for the words to spit out onto this page but the only thing I can think to write is the word life. By that I mean that the things that have gotten in the way of posting can be simply narrowed down to one thing - life. School, family, friends, name it and I've been living it. I can't honestly say "I've been too busy" but what I CAN say is that I have been mostly (the word mostly referring to the unenjoyable tests and school) happy with my life as it is and I have never been able to say that in the past. I'm happy with the people I've surrounded myself with, I have finally mastered (I think) my friendships as they fit more into the family category, I've spent time with almost all of my family, I've been traveling all over the U.S. and Europe, I've hiked, paddle boarded, fallen down a mountain in a major rockslide (and survived obviously), gone wake boarding, been boating, swimming, gone to the beach, seen new places, gotten a tan (amazingly), turned 21 (August 12! not even a week ago) even got a tattoo (well two, but one is smaller) and a lot more but that sums it up pretty much - I even made it to glass beach with my best friend! (Look it up you won't regret it!)

All that being said I think I have made my way back to the blogging world as I have truly missed it. I may not be totally up to date, I don't have the newest blog design, and maybe I have lost readers but if you're still out there thanks for staying and I'm glad to be writing again as I have missed it. I think I have gotten over wanting to be the most popular, have the most followers, have the best design etc. (come on everyone wants that at a time) and I just want to focus on the content (and just have the design user friendly). I would also love to hear what everyone's been doing and since I have been severely out of the loop what I should blog about, what you'd like to see, new ideas, things to change about the appearance of the blog etc. If you have a thought put it in the comments! Thanks again and I hope to hear from you!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Top Dainty Necklaces | Bauble Bar

I gave in to the Bauble Bar hype...and I'm actually really happy that I did because the two necklaces I bought from them have become my two favorite necklaces that I own. They are so dainty and cute that I thought I would share two of my favorite accessories as they go with everything, even though you can buy necklaces that look like your neck would hurt after wearing them...Bauble Bar has a WIDE variety of super high quality jewelry. They have 10% off if it's your first purchase, they send out emails with coupon codes all the time, and you can do the whole "refer a friend thing for points."

I WISH I was sponsored by them, but unfortunately not...right now they have a collection out  designed by Alesandra Ambrosio (the Victoria's Secret model, but we all knew that) and I literally want everything from it, she even has head chains in her collection it's gorgeous.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mr. Bean Coffee Scrub | Review

Coconut Coffee Scrub - Mr. Bean* $17.95 | €14.95 | £13.95

I'm sure you've all heard of coffee scrubs by now, they've been sweeping across the world like a firestorm, but today I'm reviewing the Mr. Bean Coffee Scrub. The thing I like about coffee scrubs is that they are all natural, and since there is an oil added to get the coffee to basically stick together it is moisturizing and makes taking a fake tan off really easy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nude Dude Palette - The Balm | Review + Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about a palette that I have absolutely been using to death (you'll have seen looks with it if you follow me on instagram) and I really wanted to get a good feel for all of the colors before reviewing the palette!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Curl Control Mousse - Moroccan Oil | Review + Demo

Hey everyone! So from the feedback I got on my Cinderella giveaway (still open enter here) where I asked you guys to write in the comments what blog pots you like most, would like to see more of, or want to see in general on my blog and so many people said reviews (some people even said that they'll come and read my reviews before purchasing, so thank you so much for saying that- I am so extremely flattered I can't put it into words). I also know that every time I do a hair product review everyone wants a picture of what my hair looks like, so the followers have spoken (I honestly don't like saying followers...more like friends since I talk to you guys on social media all the time and in the comments) and here is a post on the beautiful Curl Control Mousse by Moroccan Oil that was sent to me from my all time favorite website....Hairtrade of course.