Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat Review + Swatch

Hello Lovelies!

I have been wanting to try Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Blush for quite sometime, I know, I know, I am very behind! I have been putting off purchasing one because I wasn't keen on spending $35 on a single blush, but I decided it was time to take the plunge and go for it! I am more into peach and coral blushes so I picked the blush in Diffused Heat.

Light Swatch (no flash)

'heavier' swatch (no flash)


I really like the packaging on this, it is a shiny rose gold. I love how nice and sleek it is, it definitely has the 'high-end' look. 
The blush is a vibrant poppy color and let's just be honest here, the blush itself looks cute! The formulation is smooth and blends nicely into the skin, you can really work this color up too if you want to go for a bolder look. I was impressed with how long lasting it was, I didn't need to touch this up once through out the day. The only thing about this blush that I do not like is that it has a bit too much glitter in it for my liking. *Fingers crossed for Hourglass to release a matte version*

Overall I am happy with this blush and would consider purchasing some of the other colors. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Beauty Empties + Review!

Hello Lovelies!

I have some empties that I have been needing to post for you! I was reminded about them today after my husband found them and was wondering why I was keeping a box of trash under the sink. He still doesn't get the whole concept of women sharing their product reviews, but that is okay, I still love him ;)

From Left to Right:

  • Omni Potent Duosity Double Whipped Repairing Treatment - I wouldn't normally post a foil in an empty review but I thought this one deserved some recognition. I am OBSESSED with conditioners an hair treatments because I have long and damaged hair, this duo made my hair so soft and smooth. I definitely want to buy this product after trying it!
  • Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner - My hair is really long so it can tangle easily and this is one of the better drugstore brand conditioners that help smooth it back out.
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle - This product is one of the reasons why I love beauty subscriptions, if I did not subscribe to them, I would have never found out about this brand. This detangler is other worldly! As I have said, my hair is a brat and tangles easily and a lot, this amazing product not only helps me detangle it, but it also smells so good and fruity! It is like a perfume for my hair!
  • Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner - This is another great conditioner that leaves my hair silky smooth.
  • Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo - Hands down the best dry shampoo that I have ever tried! I have been looking for this in stores but have yet to find it because it is always sold out! 
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo - This product is ok, but I would not purchase it.
  • Davines Absolute Beautifying Conditioner - I picked this conditioner as a sample from a Birchbox, and I am SO happy that I did! It is such an amazing conditioner, my hair is incredibly soft after using it. 

  •  Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner - I was so happy to find this toner, it is so far the only toner I have ever tried that does not dry my skin out and give me a horrible reaction. 
  • Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Make-Up Removal Wipes - These were decent wipes, I wish they were a little more moist, but overall they weren't bad.

  • Caress Daily Silk Body Wash in White Peach & Silky Orange Blossom - Ok body wash, the scent was nice and it did the job but it wouldn't be one of my first picks.
  • The Body Wash Body Scrub in Pink Grapefruit - If you are looking for a strong grapefruit smell to wake you up in the morning, look no further this scrub is perfect haha! As for a scrub it was pretty good, and I would re-purchase it.

  • Pink Sugar Eau De Toilette - My holy grail of perfumes! I love how this makes me smell like a candy shop! The scent is like walking into an ice cream shop that just made a fresh batch of waffle cones. I was so sad to see the end of this bottle, I will definitely be repurchasing!
  • Mini vial of Lavanila Laboratories Pure Vanilla Parfum - This smells so good, again just like vanilla! I can see myself buying a full bottle.
  • Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted Eau De Parfum - My husband bought me this perfume, I was actually quite shocked because he never just randomly purchases beauty products for me. Just like my other perfumes this one has a sweet scent, and I found myself loving it, obviously! The packaging is also adorable, I plan on taking off the charms and making a bracelet or key chain.
  • Bath & Body Works Forever Red - I got this as a stocking stuffer and instantly fell in love! I was worried it would be a limited edition Christmas item, but thankfully it is still on the site so that I can buy a full sized bottle.

  •  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (Black) - I love, love, love this mascara! It separates my lashes, and makes them so long! I have added this to my holy grail make-up list, which honestly, isn't that long haha
  • Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream - I have very chapped lips so I use this at night and wake up with smooth lips every morning. Thank you Birchbox for sending this product in one of my boxes! 
  • elf Nail Remover Polish Pads - Meh, these weren't great but they smelled really good, they were citrus scented! Although, for $2 I would rather just buy a bottle of remover that will last me a lot longer!


Hello Lovelies!

I wanted to give you all a heads-up that Target put their newest beauty subscription box up for purchase. Target's box is only $5 including shipping! If you want to grab it, Click Here. 

Here is a peek into what is going to be in the box! Looks like a great deal for only $5!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Affordable Nail Accessories Haul + Links!

Hello Lovelies!

I don't know about you, but I love nail accessories, especially nail wraps! Nail accessories can get pretty expensive, so I prefer to find great deals on items from online! Ebay and Amazon are great places to get decent nail accessories for cheap! 

Here is what I got in my haul, I will also include links! 

15 Piece Nail Brush Set 
I got this set on Amazon for only $2.59 + FREE SHIPPING!!

 Nail Tip Guides (French, Chevron & Tear Drop) This comes with 10 packs!!
I got this set from Amazon for only $1.77 + Free Shipping!!

My absolute favorite things, nail wraps! These were only $1.49 each on Ebay and they always send you a couple of free sets when you order from them, the 3 bottom sets were extras they added in! 

NOTD Featuring NCLA Holo Polish + Nail Stickers!

Hello Lovelies!

I wanted to show you my nails of the day! I used my NCLA Holo Polish in Vacation on Mars and some nail wraps that I got on Ebay for $1.49! I am absolutely OBSESSED with holographic polishes, the pictures do not do this polish justice! 

If you want to try out some of the nail wraps the seller is currently having a sale of buy 2 get 2 random sets free, Click Here. 
*I am in no way associated with this seller, I paid for my nail wraps with my own money*

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April Julep It Girl Box!

Hello Lovelies!

For the first time in a long time, I opted to receive my Julep box! I tend to opt out pretty much every month when it comes to Julep because I find it some what expensive ($20 per month). I haven't fully canceled because I hate that you have to call in to do it, I wish that they would give us a cancel button! This month totally pulled me in though, and to my luck I had 2400 'points', which means that I got a free box, 2000 pts = 1 free box! Then I used the extra 400 pts to get a free add on item! 

Here is what I got in my April box!

Nail Polish in Drew
This polish is the main reason why I decided to get this box, I wish the color would have shown up better in the picture! It is a pinky red, and just absolutely beautiful! Julep brought this color 'back from the vault' for this month. I actually wish that I would have got an extra of this color, I love it so much! 

Nail Polish in Cassidy
This color is perfect for summer! I am a huge blue polish lover! 

 The beauty item this month got me pretty excited as well, it is called 'Don't Leave Your Brows At Home' in Taupe and is obviously an eyebrow 'powder', they say powder but it is a cream. I like that it is travel friendly and that it is an 'all in one' type of product.

 With my extra 400 points I added this Clean Slate Polish Corrector Pen.
There wasn't much of an option in the 400 point range to pick through, but I was happy with this because I am a horribly messy nail painter! They also include 3 extra applicators, that you can see in the clear holding case :)

There was also a little packet of gobstopper candy, but surprise, surprise, I ate it before I took pictures haha! 

Overall, I am very happy with this box! I would rate it a 10/10! I cannot tell you how happy I am to get the Drew polish and will probably be stalking the nail polish groups on Facebook for an extra...or 2!

Walmart Spring Beauty Box!

Hello Lovelies!

Another season means another seasonal beauty box from Walmart! Walmart has one of the cheapest beauty subscriptions, each box is only $5! 

Here is what I received in the Spring Box!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator in Black Noir
This alone pays for the box, it retails for anywhere between $7.99-$8.99
I love getting mascaras! I haven't bought a mascara in so long - minus my bottom lash mascara.  

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner set 1.7 fl oz 
I remember trying a hair product from this brand a long time ago that was included in an Influenster VoxBox that I got, and I was not impressed with it all. Hopefully the shampoo and conditioner is better!

Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash in Mandarin & Flare Flower Scent 1.8 Fl oz
I was so happy to see this in the box, I did not realize I was completely out of body wash and so this saved my day!  

 Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser 0.5 fl oz
I put this in a box to send to my mom as I don't and cannot use Neutrogena face products. Last time I used one of their cleansers my whole face turned beat red and I got a horrible rash. Never Again.

 Lady Gaga Fame Perfume sample
I have a full sized bottle of this perfume, it is a pretty strong floral scent. It's not my favorite, but I still do really like it.

 They also included a few foil packets:
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 115 Ivory
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion - This looks really interesting, it is a lotion that you use like a body wash! 
Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream

And lastly a few coupons which always come in handy!

Overall, I am happy with this box, I'm excited about the mascara and very intrigued by the in-shower body lotion! The first time I opened the box I wasn't too impressed, but once I dug into it I am satisfied, especially since it is such a low cost!