Category Archives: Brands

A Skincare Winner: St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

If you’re anything like me, you try products, use it for awhile, then move on to something else. It’s not the product is bad you just want to check something else out. Sometimes those abandoned products end up languishing under your sink and others times you end  up revisiting them and wonder how you lived without it. I’m in the latter category with St.Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub.

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Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

For Beginners and Experts Alike: L’Oreal Makeup Genius

If you love makeup you’ve experienced the hope of something working for you only to find out it’s nothing like you thought. If you’re a makeup novice you may grapple with the anxiety of picking something that isn’t going to work for you. No matter the camp you fall in, as a consumer, you have to take a chance, hope for the best, and worst case scenario return it if it doesn’t work. Well L’Oreal is attempting to take some of that guesswork out with their new makeup testing app Makeup Genius.

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Vintage Glamour: @BesameCosmetics Noir Red Lipstick

Noir Red from Besame Cosmetics

Besame Cosmetics is a California based cosmetics company with a vintage feel. I talked about how I discovered the brand in a previous post that covered the red lipstick Agent Peggy Carter(Hayley Atwell) wears in Marvel’s Agent Carter. I ended up purchasing Noir Red. Continue reading Vintage Glamour: @BesameCosmetics Noir Red Lipstick

Thumbs Up: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is the first Nars foundation I’ve tried. I have used the tinted moisturizer(I like it) and I’ve used the Radiant Creamy Concealer(I like it) but I can’t compare it to Sheer Matte or Sheer Glow. Continue reading Thumbs Up: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water First Impression

My first impressions of the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water are positive. I used it a couple of times on fairly light makeup days so I know I haven’t put it to the ultimate test but it definitely removes makeup. Continue reading First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Island Blues 8 Pan PaletteThis is the second of the new Black Radiance 8 Pan Palettes that were recently released. I posted swatches of the Deeper The Berry in Wednesday’s post and as I promised I have swatches of Island Blues. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal 8 Pan Palette Deeper The BerryAfter dealing with all manners of sickness in my house for the past couple of weeks I decided to partake in a little retail therapy and purchased a few things from CVS. One of those things was the new Deeper The Berry 8 pan palette from Black Radiance. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches

How Do You Maintain Your Brows? #BuryMeMondays

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Do you have a standing brow appointment at a salon? Do you groom them yourself? Whether it’s threading, waxing, plucking, or shaving we’re taking care of our brows. After a brief stint of going to the salon I went back plucking my brows myself. It works for me but let me know what works for you when it comes to your brows.

Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

The Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer is my favorite moisturizer of the moment. I began using it as a replacement for a greasy night cream I disliked. It worked well because I felt moisturized but didn’t look like I slathered my face in goop and since it didn’t have SPF there was no reason to use it during the day. However, when I realized my SPF moisturizer wasn’t really doing much moisturizing I started to use the gel moisturizer underneath. So far it’s great for me and my oily skin whether I’m wearing my makeup or not.

Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

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