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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Quit Teasing!

Your hair that is... Alright, we are almost all guilty of teasing the crap out of our hair sometimes (or all the time) a lot of us ladies want to look like we have a lions mane and there are ridiculous amounts of products on the market to try and achieve that. MOST of them are the kind that you put in when your hair is wet, and then you HAVE to blow dry it to like "activate" the product or something like that...I have a volumizing mousse in my bathroom right now and a gel spray that says "blow dry to activate aor "to achieve best results" we've all heard it a thousand times- even if your main goal isn't super voluminous hair. Also, there's another problem with teasing, girls with long hair or thick heavy hair understand- the teasing falls out! Just like curls falling out of your hair and then you're left like "cool...spent all that time this morning for nothing."

Well I found the ultimate game changer ladies. This is the strangest and coolest product I've come across in a long time. When I wake up in the morning, I'm a side sleeper, so one side of my head always is flatter than the other side just from sleeping on it. This little baby has solved all of those problems and more, I now have some volume in my fine hair without teasing which is a total miracle.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Medicine Man

Twitter is a great place to connect. On twitter a company called Ground Soap followed me and I got to talking to the owner and of course curiosity killed the cat and I had to go and browse the site, and this soap called Medicine Man caught my eye!

As I looked into this company and read their About Us page I saw that this company was about more than just "oh let's make some organic stuff" they really cared about the customer and the health and safety of them, and all of the problems that there currently are in the beauty industry. When reading their page, this is the part that really caught my attention and made me really think about their intentions and how good of a heart they have:

"Along the way we also discovered that there were pretty big problems in the health and beauty industry as a whole with synthetic and chemical ingredients. Worse yet was that there were no standards for regulating these ingredients to keep people safe from exposure to things like carcinogens, parabens and compounds that mimic estrogen that are regularly used in beauty products. Instead of raging against the industry we set out to simply provide healthy and natural options to these products. "

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Oops I'm Running Late | OOTD & MOTD

 Cardigan + Shirt - Thrifted
Jeans - Target

Hey everyone! I just thought that I'd share with you the types of clothes that I wear to class and makeup I slap on when you roll out of bed and can't see straight and are just stumbling around your room trying to get dressed.

I cut my legs off because I was wearing ugly lab shoes (hi crocs! I sin) but I usually will wear a shirt, cardigan, jeans, riding boots, and a high bun or a pulled together pony tail like I showed how I do in like 0.2 seconds in one of my recent posts you can find here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Most Amazing Eyeliner | Review

Hey everyone! (The most amazing eyeliner out there...see what I did there, since it's called the amazing eyeliner) Today I'm going to be talking about my all time favorite liner (out of liquid, gel, and pencil) the Makeup Revolution Waterproof Liner. I bought this eyeliner on a whim because I wanted to see how it lived up to its "waterproof" claims because the last "waterproof" liner I had was literally the worst liner in the world. It was buy Collection 2000 in a blue little bottle and crumbled off of my wings almost immediately and crumbled more the more I blinked. I wouldn't say ANY makeup is waterproof but there is some that is pretty damn resistant.

So I was shopping on Makeup Revolution, saw this little bad boy, looked at the wand and saw how black it was in the swatches and was like okay hey lets give it a try. If it sucks I wasted £1.50, it's not the end of the world. Like I've said before I've never run into a bad Makeup Revolution product and this is no exception, I was addicted to my Inglot gel eyeliner but MOVE OVER Inglot, I've been using this one every time I've worn eyeliner since I got it in summer (and it still hasn't dried up, run out, I'm still scraping product off of the wand in fact and its been 5 months at least-so that's also amazing).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I ♡ Makeup I Am... | Palette Reviews

Hey everyone! Today I am coming at you with one of the most ingenious little palettes (or palette range) that I've ever seen. Basically these palettes are themed according to their name, and when you open them up there are 6 eyeshadows that all correspond and a lipstick that you would most likely wear with that look. I have swatched and have pictures of all four of these palettes in this post so beware it is a touch picture heavy (I warned you, but it's worth it!) 

These palettes are also on sale for £4.99 instead of £5.99 so I would jump on it. Okay I did the funniest thing, I had my dad basically swatch similar colors from the Urban Decay palettes and tell me which one he thought was higher quality, I didn't tell him anything about either one just told him which shadows to stick his fingers into and put on his hand, and Makeup Revolution won everytime! Which is fantastic- also a disclaimer there is an actual dupe for Stila Kitten in the I am Naked palette, and we all know that eyeshadow shatters if you sneeze wrong, and Maggie (my puppy- you should know who she is by now she's all over every social media site I have) accidentally jumped on my bed and this fell off and the Kitten dupe shattered but I repressed it! And even though the palette looks a little worse for wear, the shadows are still the exact same quality as when I got it, the kitten looking shadow is just a little emptier and looks a bit sadder (but the swatches were done after I repressed the shadow!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Almond Cookies | Neve Cosmetics

Hey everyone! Finally on Christmas break and back to posting! :) First off i wanted to start out with a lipstick I've been wearing almost every single day- the Neve Cosmetics Dessert A Levres lipstick in Almond Cookie. I was sent some mineral makeup from Mineral Makeup Boutique to try out, and this was definitely the star of the show as I can't put it down. When I think of mineral makeup I always think of the old Bare Mineral days with the powders, or the infomercials where they would say "Just tap the product in the lid, swirl, and then apply to your face! You need so little!" or even worse the stands in the mall that try and drag you in to try their makeup that is ridiculously overpriced.

I DEFINITELY didn't think of lipsticks and lipliners- and since let's face it, we all end up eating our lipstick and liner- it gets in your mouth, so why not have it be more natural and contain ingredients that are good for you? If you've been hanging around my blog for a while you know I'm always ready to try a product that contains more natural ingredients. This particular one says it contains natural ingredients, shea butter, and oils to nourish your lips. I love this line as all of the lipsticks have dessert themed names, and kind of the same coloring and it literally is dessert for your lips- this one is Almond Cookie (Yum!)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peachy Keen

Hello ladies! I think everyone here can safely say we all love and use highlighters, some of us use them on more parts of our faces than others, but that's okay too! The deal with highlighters I think is whether they are too strong, too weak, don't show up at all, are too glittery, too shimmery-there are a lot of boxes to tick when looking for the perfect highlighter (my favorite is Mary Lou-Manizer I mentioned it in my current obsessions post you can read here)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Fluffy Pony

My fluffy pony, my fluffy pony... Just kidding does anyone remember those My Little Pony commercials though? If you follow me on twitter it is a well known fact that I wash my hair MAYBE once a week (it sounds gross, it's not!) but let's be honest, it does get greasy so we have to come up with ways to camouflage the grease.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Current Obsessions

Okay, so we all know that I don't do monthly favorites and hate the thought of doing monthly favorites- but for a while I have been pondering the idea of doing current favorites. I hadn't really had enough products that I had fallen so deeply in love with though to do a favorites post because I am a very fickle makeup user.

I probably do own more than the average person, and I like to get my good use out of it so I'm constantly using different products and doing different looks but lately I've noticed a trend and there have been the same products I've been reaching for over and over so I figured it was FINALLY time to do a favorites post, as I had enough "favorites" to share!