FOTD (9/14/17)

Is it fall yet? LOL. I’m so ready for fall. I think what I love most is watching the leaves change and of course, clothes. Today, I wanted to do like a purplely eye, but I kinda went a little darker. I was inspired by fall coming soon.





This eye look is something that I would never do! But I really love how it turned out! I’m still mixing my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and Cover Girl Clean Matte BB Cream together and I’m liking the finish. I also used the Morphe 35R palette for my entire eye look and I used LipLand lip crayon in Viking.



New Skincare Items

Last week, I picked up two new skincare items that I’ve been wanting to try. From Sephora I got May Coop Raw Sauce and from Ulta I picked up Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum. Since I’ve been breaking out on my chin lately, I wanted to get something that would kind of target the issue.

Sephora: May Coop Raw Sauce


From Sephora’s website:ย A hydrating, nourishing essence featuring a silky formula that’s highly concentrated in maple tree sap to create a stronger skin environment, helping prep the skin to better absorb products to follow and boosting their effectiveness.

So basically I use this after cleansing and toning. I press it into my skin and let it absorb. I use two drops and that seems to do the trick, anything more, I find it to be too much. I got the smaller size. It does have a scent to it that I like; its not strong at all. I do use this morning and at night.

Ulta: Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum


From Ulta’s website:ย Glycolic Fix Serum is a highly effective overnight serum with powerful Glycolic Acid to improve skin texture + smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles. PoreAway visibly reduces the appearance of pores for a more refined + even looking complexion.
+ 4% glycolic acid smoothes the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles
+ PoreAway minimises the appearance of enlarged pores
+ aloe vera soothes
+ calms

I use this only at night. After I cleanse, tone, and use the Raw Sauce essence, then I apply this. This has a thick, clear texture, and quickly absorbs into my skin. It does have a scent as well but nothing too strong.

After only using these two products (along with my cleanser, toner, mask, and moisturizer), I can say that I do believe that they are helping with the breakouts on my chin area. The Raw Sauce is helping the other products absorb into my skin better, while the Glycolic Fix Serum is helping exfoliate the area while calming it as well. When I do breakout, the area will always turn red, the serum has helped with that.

So my thoughts on these would be that I would repurchase them again. I also will be purchasing the Nip + Fab No Needle Fix serum so that I can use it during the day!

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August Favorites (2017)

This month, I wasn’t wearing that much makeup, but when I was, it was very light.


Maybelline BB Cream

Cover Girl BB Cream

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick (Hawkwind)

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

MAC Cork Lip Liner

I mixed my Maybelline and Cover Girl BB Creams to give me a perfect finish. The Maybelline BB Cream was a little light because of the SPF, but once I mixed it with the Cover Girl, it looked better, plus it was matte.

I also have been having some issues with my skin lately. I’ve been breaking out and I’ve also been in the sun lately. The beach has been my friend of late lol.


Garnier SkinActive Cleanser

Caudalie Miceller Water

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream

Using all these products have really helped sooth my face, especially my t-zone area. I’ve been breaking out on my chin, so using the Kiehl’s masque has helped stop some of the breakouts.

Favorite Show:ย The Defenders. I really enjoyed this show. I watched Jessica Jones last year when it was released. I’ve never seen Luke Cage, Dare Devil or Iron Fist, so I was a little lost lol. But I got the jest of their powers.

Favorite Book: Mistress by James Patterson. This was a really great book with a lot of twists and turns.

So there you have it, my favorites of the month! Hopefully September will be filled with some new items.

What I Picked Up From Ulta

Ulta sent out their 20% off coupon sometime last week. Now with this, you could use it on your entire purchase, prestige items and fragrance included. So I decided to pick up a few things.


Leaders Brightening Recovery Mask

SNP Animal Dragon Soothing Mask Sheet

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Garnier Face Wipes

I love the leaders masks, so I wanted to try another. I already have been using the Urban Decay Perversion mascara sample size, so I wanted to use the coupon on this because it is on the higher end side. I’ve never used the SNP masks before, but they are only $5. I needed more face wipes, so I decided to give these a whirl.

When Ulta sends out the 20% coupon, I rarely get anything big lol. I have enough perfumes and some of the prestige items don’t really impress me that much. If they decide to send out another one in November like last year, then I’ll probably get a higher end primer or foundation or the Naked Heat palette. But other than that, I’m happy with the items that I did purchase. And until next time…..๐Ÿ’‹

EOTD (8/18/17) ๐Ÿ

Today, I wanted to play with some shadows and lashes. I was going to use my Huda Beauty ones, but I decided to use individuals from House of Lashes.


I used MAC Saddle and Morphe Deep Cocoa in the crease. I also used Morphe Burlesque on the lid.


Natural lighting


Here I’m wearing Maybelline’s Touchable Taupe lipstick.

This look makes me so ready for fall, I honestly can’t wait!


EOTD (8/17/17)

Today’s look is very simple. As I stated yesterday, I purchased the Huda Beauty lashes in Giselle #1 from Sephora. So today I decided to give them a try.



As you can see, I struggled with the liner.


All in all, I’m impressed with these lashes and myself. It was weird at first wearing them and walking out the house in them. These are light weight. Also, that Duo lash glue with the brush is the best version of Duo that I’ve used! I feel as though I didn’t have to wait for the lashes to get tacky and once they were on, they stuck! I think I will give these lashes another go tomorrow!



Sephora Goodies

I recently placed an order to Sephora. I picked up three items. I decided to get some lashes this go round.



So I picked up the Huda Beauty lashes in Giselle #1, Duo Brush On Adhesive (white), and Tarte Tarteist Pro Little Lash Helper Lash Applicator. I also got another deluxe sample of the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream.

I’ve recently become a contact lens wearer and I’m trying all different kinds of looks that were a little harder for me when I wore glasses. I still wear glasses but only at night. Like I’ve stated before, I like Huda Beauty’s products, so I wanted to try her lashes. I also figured that getting some lash applicators would help with the process.

I have run out of my first sample of the Fresh moisturizer, so I wanted to get another. After this, I’ll most likely purchase the full size version. It’s really good and I do feel as though my skin is glowing 24/7. I wear it in the morning and at night.

So tomorrow will be my first real attempt at applying lashes, so we shall see how it goes!!!

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara First Impression/Mini Review

Last December, I got the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in a sample bag from Sephora. I finally decided to give it a try because I’ve never tried a higher end brand mascara before. I usually stick with Maybelline and L’Orรฉal mascaras.


Here are my lashes:


Naturally, my lashes are very short, but this mascara has really given them some length.


As you can see, the brush is one of those fat brushes. I usually don’t like using that kind of brush. This is a wet formula and it did transfer a little to my lid. I let the first coat dry a little, then apply a second coat. This formula doesn’t clump up. I do plan on buying the full size from Ulta because I’m really impressed by how this worked!

Empties #3

Here, I have a few empties that I’ve been collecting, mostly skincare items.


The only things that I’ve repurchased were the Neutrogena toner (I go through bottles of these) and the Caudalie moisturizer. The only thing that I would not repurchase would be the Clinique cleanser. I’m currently using Garnier SkinActive face wash and to me, they are the same thing. Plus the Clinique was $14 and the Garnier is $8 for more product.


I’ve repurchased everything except the Cantu Grow Strong treatment. The tub is still half full. This did nothing for my hair except make it dry. I already have dry hair and when humidity comes into play, I need something that will hold up and this did nothing for me.

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Sephora Goodies ๐Ÿ’‹

Monday, I placed and order to Sephora and it came in yesterday. I only purchased two things and got a deluxe sample of face cream.


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: Hawkwind

Tweezerman x HUDA BEAUTY Mini Slant Tweezer

FRESH: Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream deluxe sample

I’ve been a huge fan of Kat Von D’s since she was on Miami Ink and LA Ink! It’s my goal to one day get tattooed by her but that’s neither here nor there lol. This is my first purchase from this line and everything that I’ve heard is true. This formula has got to be THE best formula for liquid lipsticks! It dries downย matte and doesn’t come off when I eat or drink.ย I decided to get the shade Hawkwind (Nude Sienna) because I was trying to get something a little different then browns. I did take this off yesterday with a wipe and it barley budged, so today I used my Clinique Take The Day Away Cleansing Balm first, then used a wipe and that seemed to work! I will be picking up another shade because I’m in love. Here’s a picture of what Hawkwind looks like on me.


Next I got the Tweezerman x HUDA BEAUTY mini tweezers. I can only justify this purchase as me being a fan of HUDA BEAUTY. I may pick up a backup because I honestly do not want to open these.

Lastly, I chose to get the FRESH face cream. This is new to their line so I wanted to try this and see if I would like it. I do want to try their Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream first though.

Hawkwind will definitely be in my favs this month, it’s such a lovely color!!!