Monday, June 30, 2014

June Favorites

Milani Baked Blush in 'Coralina'

 This blush gives you such a beautiful glow! The quality is also amazing! I absolutely love it and  I would definitely reccomend it to anyone looking for a nice coraly, peachy blush shade! You don't even need to apply a highlight with this. I've been reaching for it a lot lately.

Putting Urban Decay's 'Half Baked' in the middle of the lid

I find that doing this on top of a mid-toned shimmery shade brightens up your eye look completely! This shadow is also beautiful just worn by itself all over the eyelid!

DIY Hair Detangler/ Hair Refresher

I've been spraying this in my hair a lot lately. It helps a lot with detangling my hair. A bonus is that the scent is pretty great! I will also just spray this in my natural hair whenever I want some hair refreshment. It works pretty well all around! I actually made a blog post on how I make this, so check that out here in you are interested:  :)

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'Lime'

I usually stick to wearing neutral shadows, so I don't usually get much use out of this. However, lately, i've been wearing more olive tones of shadow. Before I apply the shadow, I usually just lightly apply some of this with my finger. It always brightens up my eyes and makes my olive eye shadow pop! I love it!

NYX Single Shadow in 'Iced Mocha'

I gave this a shout out in my last favorites video, but I never really realized just how great this was for the inner corner! It literally goes with any look and i've been using it SO much lately! I would definitely reccomend this to anyone looking for an all-around great inner corner shadow!

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Dry Oil/ Leave-in Treatment

God, I freaking LOVE this stuff! It gives my hair shine while it also smoothes it out. It makes my hair look so much healthier! Since it is an oil, a little goes a long way with this. So, you can get multiple uses out of this! Another perk to this is that it smells great! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a dry oil. 

Thanks For Reading :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Products To Use Up

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

This foundation breaks me out and it makes me look cakey. In addition, the shade is too light for my skin tone; I used to be really bad at matching my foundation to my skin in the drugstore! I almost never wear this when going out, which is probably why I haven't used it up in the three years that i've had it. However, I just want it to be gone from my collection because I hate it so much. Therefore, I usually try to use a lot of it only when I mess around with makeup.

Sunsilk Waves of Envy Gel Cream Twist

As you can see, I have about one more use left in this product. I actually love this product! It gave me a decent amount of waves. I would usually use it before I would braid my damp hair. My hair has been really damaged lately so i've stopped using any styling products that could cause any type of breakage or dryness. So, that's why i'm stuck with this bottle. However, once I feel that my hair is ready to handle styling products again, I will use it up and be able to free up some space! Please Note: This product is discontinued.

Maybelline Baby Lips in 'Peach Kiss'

This is one of those nude shades that makes you look dead. Also, the color applies unevenly and just looks awful on my lips. The only way it gives you a nice shine is if you just put one coat on your lips. The annoying part about that is that you know it's not going to last long at all. The great part about this product is that I absolutely adore the peach scent! I also love how moisturizing it is, so I will start making a point to use it before I go to bed or around the house.

Murad Acne Management Formula

I randomly found this when I was cleaning out my bathroom the other day; it has about a year left before it expired. So, i'm going to try to use this up soon.

Bath and Body Works Wild Peach Poppies Fragrance Mist

This fruity scent is amazing for summer! As you can tell from my obsession with the smell of the Peach Kiss Baby Lips, I freaking love peach scents! The only reason why I want to use this up is because i've gotten kind of tired of it. I started using this after purchasing it during the semi-annual sale in June last year. It's still an amazing scent, but i'd really just like to switch things up a little and try a new one.

NYX Slide On, Glide On Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner

Since this has been compared to the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner, I figured that this would be a great eyeliner. However, I always considered it to be pretty average. The waterproof claim on this is complete bull shit! Luckily, I found out that the Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil eyeliner is much better quality AND it's a fraction of the cost. I just want to finish this so that I could purchase the Rimmel one instead.

Stila Lip Glaze

Just like everyone else, I'm not a huge fan of this lip gloss. It's really sticky and gloopy. I just want to finish this up so that I can get it out of my collection and never have to use it again.

Thanks for reading, loves! :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Let's Talk Trash! (Empties)

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser

I don't have many great things to say about this. The only thing I liked about this was that it left my skin feeling clean and soft. I wasn't a big fan of it's orangey scent. It wasn't overpowering or anything, but I just wasn't a fan. As for the whole "morning burst" part of this, I feel like that whole claim is bull shit. When I first used this, I felt that it woke me up, barely. After a few more uses, my skin got used to it and I didn't feel anything. Overall, i'm just glad that I used this up. I will not be repurchasing this because I just didn't feel like it really did much for me. I also want to try something that is formulated for acne.

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter

This was supposed to be a deep conditioner. Some of my better conditioners made my hair softer than this did! I think one of the reasons why I am giving this no praise is because the claims are so high! So, I expected it to be at least a little bit more moisturizing than it was. Clearly, I would not repurchase it. 

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner

I absolutely loved this conditioner! This would be an example of a conditioner that made my hair much softer and silkier than the Garnier "deep conditioner" mentioned before this product. Also, I absolutely love the smell! It's one of my favorites!I got this product for $5.79 at Target. I will definitely be repurchasing it!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

When I was growing up, I used to use this product for many years. I remember not liking it that much. So many people raved about it. So, I thought I would give it another shot, maybe hoping that they changed the formula. Like always, it dried my skin out, it was too gentle for my liking, and it didn't seem to do anything for my acne. Another point is that it contains 2% of salicylic acid and I typically see better results from benzoyl peroxide. The orangey smell and color reminds me of Dial soap. I couldn't be happier to be finished with this product. I will obviously not be repurchasing.

Dove Winter Care Body Wash

I love how hydrating this was! A little bit of product would lather up so quickly on my skin. The scent is very clean. I actually would not repurchase this, only because I usually like to try out different body wash scents. However, I did enjoy it and would recommend other people to try it out!

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub

Even though this says that it has 'blemish control', I feel like it didn't do much for my acne. It could have to do with the fact that this product has salicyllic acid, instead of benzoyl peroxide. However, I do really like this as an exfoliant. Keep in mind that the granules of apricot are pretty large, so this can be a little bit harsh on the skin. I personally love harsh exfoliants, but I know that some people may not.  It left my skin feeling so soft and clean. An added bonus to this product and to this line in general, is that all of the products are very inexpensive! I would usually use this once a week or whenever my skin was feeling crappy. This is probably my third or fourth bottle. I might repurchase it, but I am planning on trying out other things from this line of products, just so I can change it up a bit.

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask

Before I talk about this, I just want to apologize for tossing this out. I totally forgot that I was going to be making an empties post when I did. Anyways, I LOVED this! It did a great job at making my hair really soft and luxurious. It smells amazing too! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great and inexpensive hair mask.

Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

DIY De-Tangler and Hair Refresher

Things You Will Need:

1. Water

2. A Spray Bottle

3. Your Favorite Leave-In Conditioner/ Conditioner

4. Any Oil that is beneficial for your hair (ex: coconut oil, almond oil etc.)

I'm using coconut oil here.


1. Fill up the spray bottle with water until it's about halfway.

2. Apply about a quarter cup of your conditioner.

3. Apply a tablespoon of oil.

4. Fill up the spray bottle with water, until it is full.

It should look something like this

5. Shake it up!

6. Enjoy your new detangling spray! :)

Thanks for reading! Happy Summer! <3

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Target Haul!


1. L'Oreal Triple Resist Shampoo and Conditioner

My reason for going to Target in the first place was to buy these bad boys! My hair has been falling out like CRAZY. After doing my research, I saw that a lot of people were getting amazing results with this. I decided to see for myself. Each one is around $6.70.

2. Spray Bottle

I purchased this for a little DIY product that you will be seeing soon!

3. Clean and Clear Advantage 3 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

I was in the market for a new cleanser that was made for acne-prone skin. This product retails around 6-7 dollars. Hopefully, this gives me good results!

4. Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Conditioner

I wasn't originally planning on getting this, but it was on sale for $2.50, so I figured, what the hell? Why not give it a go? This is a fairly new product in the Herbal Essences line. I always like trying out Herbal Essences products because there are so many to pick from, they smell amazing, and they are so cheap!

5. Dove Beauty Cream Bar

We all need soap in our lives! Dove soap is much more hydrating than other brands of soap. Love it!

6.  L'Oreal Total Repair Multi-Restorative Dry Oil

I actually got this for free with the L'Oreal shampoo and conditioner that I showed first. This seems like what I need for my damaged hair.

7. Trim Tweezers

I needed some good tweezers! These were a little over a dollar. There isn't much else to say about this one. Disclaimer: The package is open because I tested them out.

8. Wet n Wild Top Coat

I needed a new top coat, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on one. $1.19 was a great price for me!

If you have any requests for reviews on any of these things, don't even hesitate to leave a comment down below! Thanks for reading :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Benefit Tan About Town Review

I love Benefit Cosmetics! So, when I saw this kit at the counter, I had to pick it up! I've seen this kit range from 15 to 20 dollars. I picked up mine at Macy's for $17. As shown above, this kit comes with three sample products: the Some-Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation Faker, Hoola Bronzer, and Bad Gal Lash Mascara

Some- Kind- A- Gorgeous Foundation Faker

The full-sized product retails for thirty dollars. This comes in the medium shade.

-feels like you are wearing nothing
-smooth texture

- I don't think it was Benefit's smartest move to include a face product in a kit. Everyone has different skin tones! It sucks that a pale girl or a darker skin girl would buy this kit and not be able to use this product just because this product does not match them. 
- The finish is cakey and AWFUL!
- It is a very light coverage on the skin.
- don't like the packaging (unsanitary)
- TERRIBLE scent! It reminds me of those crayons you used to use when you were little. Luckily, I didn't notice the scent lingering on my skin while wearing this product throughout the day. However, a lot of other people said that they did.
-  This product is so creamy and smooth that it almost works against it. It almost melts off of the skin in high temperatures.
- Lasting power is horrible! Give it two to three hours maximum and it will be gone.
- only thee colors to choose from

When I put this on, I immediately want to take it off because it looks so bad. I would not recommend this product to anyone!

Bad Gal Lash Mascara

The full size retails for 19 dollars. It comes in the regular formula. 

- does a good job at volumizing lashes
- packaging is so cute!

- doesn't lengthen too much
- So much product gets gunked up at the top of the brush, causing a lot of smudges.
- the brush is so big! It's difficult for me to get product on my lashes nearest to my nose.
-it takes so many coats to see a result

Overall, I think this mascara is decent. Keep in mind that I already have long, curled lashes. Most mascaras that work well for me may not do anything for people with short, straight lashes. That happens to be the case with this mascara. However, I would not recommend this to anyone particularly because of the brush issue and the smudging.

Hoola Bronzer

The full sized product retails for 28 dollars.

- smooth texture
- buildable contour
-flattering on a variety of skin tones
- a little goes a long way


This is most definitely the star of the show!

Overall, I give this kit a 2 out of 5. The bronzer was my favorite part. The rest of it was bleh. I would not recommend this kit to anyone, especially because the Hoola bronzer comes with a lot of other Benefit kits. 

If you've tried any of these products, let me know what you think of them! Thanks for reading :)