Walmart Beauty Box arrived not too long ago and it happened to be the box with the most samples and coupons that I've received from them. And then we have my very last Ipsy bag, which happened to also be the best one they sent me all year. I'm not too sad though because starting January I'll be opening Birchbox boxes on my channel!
Ipsy then you've most likely tried or have heard of trèStiQue. The brand was founded with the idea of making makeup simple and quick for everyday use. All of their products come in very innovative and multi-functional packaging that are perfect for the woman on the go. As much as I love playing with makeup, I appreciate when brands cater to the everyday woman who doesn't want to spend hours just to get ready. In today's post and video I'm going to be introducing more products from the trèStiQue makeup range, as well as showing you how they apply on my face.
Ipsy bag I received a sample size Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara and I wasted no time to test it out. This is Smashbox's cult mascara that is used in pretty much every single one of their YouTube makeup tutorials. The Full Exposure Mascara is meant to not only volumize and lengthen the lashes, but it was also designed to be layered which is something that professional makeup artists often do.
Jonathan Curtis and Will Cook. If you want to hear about even more luxury products that are worth the splurge, then don't forget to check out their videos.
my last holiday DIY but today we're going to do another one! In this video you're going to be learning how to make some unique ornaments out of yarn. This project is a very easy one that the whole family can do together, even kids can get in on the ornament making action. The materials needed for this DIY are also very affordable, so you can definitely make enough ornaments to fill up your family's Christmas tree.
Balboa Park transforms itself into a winter wonderland. December Nights is an annual 3-day festival that brings people together to celebrate the holidays, history, culture, and joy. As part of the festivities, the museums at Balboa Park are free of charge and there's also a lot of other free activities for the whole family to enjoy. December Nights is by far my favorite time to visit Balboa Park, so I grabbed my mom and we went to the festival to check out all the beautiful holiday decor. It was crazy packed as usual, but we got to do some different things this year like ride one of the fair rides and take a selfie with the giant Christmas tree!
Tati of Glam Life Guru, then what are you doing? In my opinion she's the most honest and trustworthy YouTube beauty vloggers out there. If you need an opinion about a new product from the drugstore or Sephora, then Tati is your go-to girl. With an incredible work ethic and an encyclopedia worth of beauty knowledge, it's no surprise that she finally came out with a range of beauty products. LOC (Love of Color) is Birchbox's first in house makeup line, and for the launch they teamed up with Tati to create a range of products that perform like luxury makeup but are incredibly affordable. Since I'm a huge fan of Tati I decided to pick up the Royal Flush Clutch Collection so I could get the chance to try out a little bit of everything and tell you what I think about her LOC (Love of Color) collection.
If you follow me on Snapchat, then you've seen me sport this look a few times recently. As much as I love makeup, sometimes I just want to apply as little makeup as possible to my face. Hey, we all have our lazy days! And I know that there's some of you who don't wear a ton of makeup on a daily basis, so this video is for you. In today's video I'm going to show you my very basic minimal makeup routine and show you some of my go-to products. This is a look that requires less 10 products and about 5 minutes of your day.
I reviewed the Zim's Advanced Crack Creme and I referred to it as "a miracle in a tube," so when I was asked if I wanted to give their Creamy Daytime Formula a try I just couldn't say no. Based on my previous experience I knew going in that I was going to enjoy this product, but will this become my go-to winter lotion? And how does it compare to the Advanced Crack Creme?
Ebates cash back rate. If you're not a member of Ebates, then you have to quickly register so you can earn cash back on your Cyber Monday purchases. I advise you to take out your credit cards because there's some great beauty deals coming your way.
Ebates cash back rate. If you're not a member of Ebates, then you have to quickly register so you can earn cash back on your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases. Get your credit cards ready because the savings are coming your way!
JORD. In case you're not familiar with the brand, JORD is a contemporary watch company that creates unique and sustainable watches made out of wood. When I first laid eyes on the Sidney series watch, I knew it was for me. Just like myself there's elements in the watch that are quite masculine inspired such as the thick band, but then you have the delicate rose gold to provide a nice contrast. In this post you're going to see how I styled my JORD watch to fit with my minimal tomboy style.
Dollar Tree, I stumbled upon two neutral palettes that I decided to test out. Will any of these two be worth a trip to your nearest dollar store? There's only one way to find out.
August Favorites I've been getting requests on Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. In this long-awaited video I'm going to be talking about why I decided to ditch both pads and tampons, as well as talk about my personal experience with menstrual cups. I'm also going to explain how to choose the right menstrual cup for you and show you how truly easy it is to use. Hopefully this video will help you decide whether to give menstrual cups a try, or if you should just stick with your prefered method.
Poshmark has my back now that sellers can list various makeup products. You can find an incredible array of makeup products from brushes to highlighters, and there's literally every brand you can think of. I was personally on the hunt for luxury products from brands such as Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and Charlotte Tilbury. I've managed to save $10-$20 off products by simply shopping on Poshmark so in this video I'm going to share what I've purchased, as well as share some of my tips so you can start saving on makeup as well.
Lip Product Addict Tag I was not a big fan of lip liners. Well it took about a year for me to get hooked on lip liners and nowadays I own way too many of them. Here's why I changed my mind: Lip liners make ridiculously easy to achieve nice and defined lips, and they also help with the longevity of a lip product. I've tested out various affordable lip liners from the drugstore, and most recently I gave the NON.U. Elegant Makings She Turns Me On Lipliner Pen from Born Pretty a shot. These $2.29 lip liners claim to be waterproof and long wearing, but do they live up to those claims?
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes since I picked up two on Poshmark and you'll get to hear more about them once again. This month I was reaching for my high-end makeup more than any other month this year, which is a good thing considering that I used to have this weird fear of ruining my high-end makeup (I told you it was weird). Apart from the plethora of makeup hits, I also have some disappointing products to share with you in this video. October was not a good skin or hair month at all.
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Crest 3D White toothpaste and strips for over 5 years because I find the lineup of products to be very efficient, affordable, and trustworthy. When I first heard that Crest was bringing out a two step daily whitening system I was incredibly anxious to get my hands on it so I could see if it was better than their regular toothpastes in the 3D White range. Step 1 is meant to give your teeth a deep clean and freshen your mouth, while step 2 is the clear whitening gel. I've had really great luck with Crest 3D White products in the past so I went into the testing process with really high hopes, unfortunately things didn't go very smoothly this time around.
Allure and butter LONDON fall collaboration includes six unique trendsetting shades, and today I decided to sport some very dark brown nails.
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara. After seeing the last week's posts, you might have thought to yourself "is this mascara worth purchasing?" Well today I'm going to let you know whether it's worth a shot, or if you should just save your money and go with something else. I am a huge fan of big, black, and voluminous lashes without having to apply a strip of false lashes. Any mascara that claims to give you the false lash effect will eventually end up in my makeup collection because I'm still on the search for that perfect mascara. And as a Maybelline mascara fan I personally wanted to see how the Push Up Drama Mascara would measure up to some of my other favorite mascaras like the regular Falsies Mascara and the Falsies Big Eyes Mascara. Is this the new "it" mascara, or should you stick with your old favorites?
Ipsy bags were not the most exciting bags, in fact they made me doubt the service a little. For two months straight I got two items from the same category which kind of defeats the purpose of a subscription bag in my opinion. I like getting a variety of products and brands in subscription services, that way I can get exposed to new things. This month's bag definitely renewed my excitement for Ipsy's monthly service. I got a great selection of products to try out, and as a bonus all the products that I received this month happen to be cruelty-free. If you're curious to hear more about this month's awesome bag, then just keep reading!
Dr.'s Remedy. This brand was created by two doctors after seeing many of their patients come to them with brittle and discolored nails as a result of the harsh chemicals in most nail polishes. The Dr.'s Remedy nail polishes are enriched with garlic bulb extract, tea tree oil, wheat protein, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr.'s Remedy released the Power of Pink collection that features three different shades of pink. Dr.'s Remedy will be donating 10% of all the Power of Pink sales to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation which I think is incredible. So let's take a look at the pale pink shade that I'm wearing on my nails right now.
Ulta recently with a $10 off coupon with me. All the items I purchased are incredibly affordable and products that you often don't hear about. The whole Ulta makeup range never gets talked about on YouTube so I decided to purchase a few things to test them out. I also picked up a few Essence lipsticks after hearing so many great things about them. Let me tell you, these $2.99 lipsticks definitely live up to all the hype!
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#FalsiesPushUpDrama #CollectiveBiasMaybelline Push Up Drama Mascara which I recently picked up from Walmart. You all know by now that I live for volumizing mascaras, and this mascara definitely gives me all the drama that I'm craving for. I'm not going to lie, my own idea of doing a red and pink smokey eye scared me at first but I'm so glad that I challenged myself because I ended up being obsessed with this look. I am guilty definitely guilty for taking one too many selfies that day, but can you blame me?
Walmart Beauty Box for a full year and this has to be the best box I've ever received. The number of deluxe samples and coupons in this box exceeded the $5 you spend on shipping and handling. I know I've mentioned in the past that it's by far the cheapest subscription box out there, but I also think that it's one of the most practical boxes out there. As someone who loves saving money, I really appreciate the fact that this box includes so many coupons. The coupons in this box would save you $13 on beauty and body care products which is pretty incredible if you ask me. So what exactly did I get in this box? You'll have to watch the video to find out.
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sponsored blog post with Target which featured the new Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. While the post focused more on my idea for a quick body care routine, I did have to mention some facts about the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer and show how the product works. Since publishing that blog post I've been using Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer regularly to see if I prefer this over a conventional moisturizer. All I can say as a teaser is that I have very mixed feeling about the moisturizer, there's definitely some pros and a lot of cons that I would love to talk about.
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Outfit inspirations can come any shape and form. I often find inspiration on Pinterest, magazines, while I'm out and about, and most recently on a bottle of LISTERINE®. Random I know, but the new bottles are just pretty freaking cool. If you've followed my blog for a while, then you already know that usually I shy away from prints but I will gladly make an exception for plaid. Plaid to me is the print that personifies effortlessly cool, and it also happens to be ridiculously comfortable. Plaid is very versatile since it can easily go from the streets to a glam get together. While I love plaid, the San Diego weather makes it a bit tricky to wear it but I've come up with three very easy ways that you can style plaid while it still feels like summer outside.
Poshmark announced that you could now list makeup I immediately jumped on that bandwagon. I've been a Poshmark user for over two years and have sold a lot of my clothing and accessories through the app, which is why I chose it to host my blog sale. I just trust on the app a lot, and there's a few benefits by shopping the blog sale through the Poshmark app that you wouldn't get otherwise.
Charlotte Tilbury or Jouer.
Evenly Radiant Brightening Serum by derma e a few months ago and today I'm going to review a few more products from this natural skincare brand. I've been using both the Purifying Toner Mist and the Purifying Youth Serum for well over a month now, I actually started using them right before I went to Outside Lands so it's been a while. The new Purifying range is designed for people with normal to oily skin who live in a city, it honestly makes me think like this product was made with me in mind. The Purifying products are meant to detox and reboot your skin daily, so it won't appear dull due to the micropollutants in the urban air. I have to give you a small teaser: One of these products has become a new staple in my skincare routine, but the other one I didn't get along with.