Monday, April 27, 2015

Empties #2

Hey everybody! Happy Monday :)

I've actually finished a lot of products recently, and I didn't want this post to be flooded, so I decided to make my second empties post.  This month is a mix of everything, including 2 beauty products (which is rare !!!).  Hope you love my background of my April BirchBox lol!

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes - All I can say about these facial wipes is damn.  These are my favorite facial wipes!! They are very gentle, but also very effective.  They don't burn my eyes and are very wet.  I'll always go back to these, I've already repurchased.
Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes - I've heard so much about these wipes, so I decided to get a travel pack for my Disney/Universal vacation.  These were so eh.  They were okay, but I wish they kept moisture better.  I probably won't be repurchasing this.
Purederm Peptide Cleansing Towelettes - These wipes were just odd.  I picked these up at Forever21 for no reason whatsoever. These weren't bad but they weren't good either.  I will not be repurchasing these.

Embryolisse Lait - Creme Concentre - I received this moisturizer in my March BirchBox. (I think.  Don't quote me on the month!) It was really cool packaging, but it didn't offer too much product.  It was an okay moisturizer, but it was too heavy for me, even for overnight wear.  It did moisturize my skin, though.  I won't be purchasing the full size. 
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream - This is my go to moisturizer.  It doesn't break me out and it's not too heavy, but it moisturizes my skin so. well.  I may end up repurchasing it, but I'm trying out a bunch of others.

Up & Up Nail Polish Remover - I really did not like this product at all.  I had ran out of my other nail polish remover, so I went to Target to get a new one and thought this looked interesting.  Although it got my nail polish off, it dried out my nails and cuticles so bad.  I certainly will not be repurchasing this. 
Maybelline the Falsies Volum' Express Mascara - I really liked this mascara!  At first it was too wet, and I have a super duper big issue with wet mascaras.  But then once it dried a bit it made my lashes so voluminous!  My lashes looked so thick and it actually looked like I was wearing falsies.  I have to say, even though I have so many mascaras, I think I may just have to go out and repurchase this. :)
Maybelline Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant - I had a love hate relationship with this product.  At first, I really didn't like it.  I wasn't sure how I should use it, but once I got the hang of the process I ended up liking it.  I used this to brighten up my under eye area.  Considering I like other products better, I won't be purchasing this.

Dove Stretch & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray - So many holy grail products in this empties post!! I love this hairspray.  It holds my curls without making them crunchy, and it smells SOOO good. *heart eyes everywhere*  I've already repurchased about 3 of these haha!
Aussie Miraculously Smooth Conditioner - I've used this conditioner sososo many times.  It really works well and it leaves my hair very smooth without weighing it down.  I use so many shampoos and conditioners that I may repurchase this, but nothing definite. 
Neil George Shampoo & Conditioner - This is another product I received in my BirchBox, and it was such a disappointment. :(  This reminded me of a cheap hotel shampoo & conditioner and didn't do anything.  The conditioner was too thick and the shampoo was too thin.  I obviously will not be purchasing the full size of this unfortunate miss. 

That was all for this empties post! Thank you so much for reading and don't forget to write a comment.  What products are in your recent empties? 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

OOTD #3 and FOTD #2

Hi everyone! 

The star of this look is my NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. It's so creamy and stays on all day!

Shirt: Express
Sweater: Forever21
Earrings: Handmade :)

Be sure to comment if you'd like to know anything about this look! Would you like me to do more of these? Thank you for reading! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An Attempt At Not Spending Money: 10 Products Week 1

Hey Everyone!  Long time no… post.  Sorry for my absence. No excuses this time! It's just me being forgetful!

Lately, I've been feeling like I've been spending too much money on my makeup. I came up with this: 10 Products.  This will be an ongoing series where I choose 10 products and don't allow myself to buy anything until I finish all of them! (In other words, pure torture.)  I've seen many people do things similar to this and I'm excited to start my first round. Each week, I'll give an update on where I am with these products and show how I'm feeling about them.

An Overview of the 10

 Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Pink Rose - I love this blush! It can be deep rose, but it adds a really nice glow with the highlight "bricks." I can definitely see this being a good everyday blush.
Maybelline Master Glaze in Make a Mauve - This is actually another one of my favorite blushes!  I love this line because I feel these blushes blend in so beautifully.  This is a darker blush, so I'm interested to see how I'll be incorporating this into a Spring routine. 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation sample in Tan Honey - This is definitely not the correct shade for me, but I'll mix it into a foundation that's too light for me.

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara - This is a mascara I saw and my friend and her lashes looked absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately didn't work the same for me.  This has a very wet formula, which I don't prefer.  I'm hoping that this mascara starts to dry soon!
Sum!ta Contrast Eye Pencil in Juipur Gold - I received this in a recent Birchbox while ironically I was looking for a nice olive eyeliner!  This is a nice neutral that's pretty easy to wear on a daily basis, so this should run out pretty quickly.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint in Beige - I bought this product out of recommendation and unfortunately it came out a little south of loved.  It goes on very streaky and not opaque.  Not excited to use this at all.  Honestly, if anyone has any idea of how to use this, please inform me. 

Aphorism Lipstick - This is a brand new lipgloss that I picked up. Basically, it's really sheer and sparkly. Simple and sweet.
Sephora Rouge Infusion in Plum - I got this on sale and didn't know what I was getting into!  I really love this product and it's color,
Revlon Lip Crayon in Smitten - I've had this for so long and I hope I don't have to have it for much longer! As much as I like this product, I got a bit bored of it.
ChapStick in Fruit Craze - This is a super old chapstick that I need gone.  It's honestly nothing special.

Thanks so much for reading! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Old Navy And PacSun Haul

Hey everyone! Right now, I'm probably on a plane or in Disney already.  (This is the first time I'm using the scheduled post option.)  The other day, I went on a little adventure to get some shorts for my trip and ventured off a bit.  This is a collection of everything I didn't mean to get. (But I'm happy I did!!)
Purple PacSun Dress

PacSun Teal Tank

Old Navy Navy Pixie Pants

PacSun Black Sweat Shorts

Old Navy Skinny Jeans

elf Blush Palette elf Lip Exfoliator elf Blending Brush

Thank you for reading! I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break! What are some things that you have recently picked up?