Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Deals and Steal 2/28-3/2

Here are the Deals and Steals for this weekend!

  • Free bra, swim top or other goodies (Go to the website and the details are at the top of the page)
  • Up to 70% off clearance
American Eagle
  • GET $30 OFF $100, $20 OFF $80 OR $15 Off $60 W/ CODE 54R077A1
Bath and Body Works
  • Hand soap 5 for $18 or 7 for $24
BH Cosmetics
  • Red Carpet Steals Up to 70% off

Charlotte Russe
  • Buy 1 Get 1 for $10 on Select Shoe Styles
  • 50% off all Studio products on orders of $25 or more Code STUDIO50
  • $25 off every $75 you spend Code 1147

Forever 21
  • I haven't seen any special deals for Forever 21
  • I haven't seen any special deals for H&M

  • Extra 15% off Store Code LAMB
Sally Beauty
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Palladio Cosmetics444155
  • Free Sample + Free Shipping on orders $40 & up


  • Free 14 piece gift with any $19.50 purchase of Ulta brand Cosmetics

Victoria's Secret
  • Free Shipping +Panty with any Bra Purchase
  • $15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250 Code SPRING14

If there are any stores that I may have forgotten leave a comment down below and I will make sure to put it in the next Weekend Deals and Steals!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Revlon Vintage Lipsticks!!!

I intended to post my skincare routine today. Unfortunately, I have had a busy day and didn't get the chance to write. Instead this will be a super short post about some new (but old) Revlon lipsticks that have been hitting the market.

Late last year Revlon announced that they would be relaunching some of their discontinued lipsticks. The five shades Revlon decided to relaunch were Icy Violet, Snow Peach, Sandstorm, Fifth Ave Red, and Jungle Peach. The colors that I am really excited about trying are Snow Peach, Fifth Ave Red, and Jungle Peach. These lipsticks have started showing up in drugstores over the past few weeks. I have not had the chance to pick any up, but that's mainly because I haven't seen them in any stores near me. I have to say I am pretty excited about these and can't wait until they are in a store near me!

Have any of you saw these in a store near you? If so, which one is your favorite?

I will be posting my skincare routine on Monday! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Everyday Makeup

For today's post I am showing you my everyday makeup routine. I have combination skin so my forehead gets insanely oily and my nose and cheeks are extremely dry. If your skin type is similar to mine, maybe you would like to try out this simple, everyday look.

First I start out with primer. I have been trying out the Revlon PhotoReady Primer. It helps to minimize the appearance if my pores which is fantastic. The primer also helps to keep my oiliness at bay and my makeup last a while longer. 
Next I use my favorite foundation of all time Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +. I am in the shade No 25 Warm Ivory. This foundation is medium to full coverage and doesn't cake.  If you have dry patches like me make sure to moisturize beforehand which you should always do even if you have oily skin. 
After foundation, I apply concealer. I use the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15. I have really bad dark circles and this helps to cover them up and make me look more awake. I always make sure to apply concealer in a triangle under my eyes. After this I know my foundation has settled in so I apply the Coty Airspun Face Loose Powder to set it. There is no particular blush I use on an everyday basis, but the one I use a lot is the Nyx blush in Rose Garden.
Next up is my eyes Just like my forehead, my eyelids are oily. This causes my eyeshadows to crease throughout the day unless I use a eyeshadow primer. I like to use my e.l.f. eyeshadow primer. Once I have applied that, I use my Naked  Basics palette. I go for a very simple, neutral eye look. I use Walk of Shame all over my lids and then use Naked 2 to define my crease. For mascara I use the Maybelline Rocket on my top lashes to give my them a lot of volume. For my bottom lashes I use the small brush from the  Maybelline Big Eyes mascara. 
The harsh winter air has done nothing to help my lips so I have been applying coconut oil on them. This helps to moisturize them and get them ready for lipstick and gloss. The lipstick I have been using nonstop is the e.l.f. Essential Lipstick in Seductive. The lipgloss I have been pairing with this is the Maybelline Color Elixir in Blush Essence.
Everyday Makeup
There you have it. My everyday makeup routine. I hope you enjoyed reading this and check back Wednesday for another exciting post!

While writing this post I have realized how many Maybelline products I use. I promise this is in no way sponsored. I purchased all of this with my own money. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ELF Haul/Review

A few weeks ago ELF cosmetics had 50% off of their bestsellers and new arrivals. ELF products are already so inexpensive and they have really nice products. Needless to say, I took advantage of the sale and bought a few (okay a lot) of things. In this blog I will have plenty of swatches and will be giving a mini review on each of the products. I apologize in advance for this being such a long post.

In the Nude
Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in the color In the Nude I bought one of these on a whim a while ago and fell in love with it. I decided to invest in another and got this nice nude shade. These Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks are so moisturizing and are nice if you just want a hint of color.
Essential 14-Piece Nail Cube - Limited Edition in Party I have been eyeing this for quite some time. It has a variety of colors and finishes. There are a few metallic, some glitter, and the majority of the polishes were matte. They are actually very nice and I only have to use one coat for some of the shades.
Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
I actually really like this eyeliner. It is pretty black and since it is a pen I have more control over it. It is not waterproof by any means. I ran my hand through water and it came off after I barely scrubbed it. It is only a few dollars so it is a good alternative to have if you do not want to spend a lot of money on eyeliner.
Essential Lipstick in Seductive I am in looooove with this lipstick. I have been wearing it almost everyday for the past week. It doesn't dry out my already chapped lips and it stays on for a while. What more could you ask for in a lipstick?

Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium This is the perfect eyebrow kit. It has the wax, which you put on first. Then it also comes with powder to set the wax. I probably should have got dark but I can make medium work. I really like this kit and I will definitely be repurchasing it.
Nearly Nude
Studio Matte Lip Color in Nearly Nude
I should've thought more before I bought a matte nude lipstick. It really washes me out, but that's probably because I am so pale. I do like using it as a lip liner and then putting on whatever lipstick I am wearing that day.

Wink Pink
Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Wink Pink This lipstick does what it says. It is very moisturizing and doesn't feather. It only lasts for a few hours, but I can overlook that little detail since it is so moisturizing. 
Studio HD Blush in Headliner
This is a cream blush that comes with a pump. The pump makes it a little difficult to control how much product comes out. With this blush a little goes a long way so unless you are really careful you will be wasting lot of product. I was not expecting this blush to be so pigmented so the first time I applied it I ended up looking like a clown. If you buy this be careful with how much you apply and don't make the same mistake I did.

Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St Lucia
I have heard that this blush/bronzer duo is a dupe for one of Nars' blushes. I don't own any of the Nars blushes so I cant say for sure. I have been wearing this blush for the past two weeks and its safe to say that I love it. It its a nice coral shade that has some shimmer to it. When applied on the cheeks it gives a very nice glow. I haven't tried the bronzer yet, but if its anything like the blush then it will be great.
Kabuki Brush
Studio Brush Shampoo There's really not much to say about this except it gets my brushes clean and it doesn't have a scent.
Studio Kabuki Face Brush This is the softest brush I have ever used. Even though it was only a few dollars I can tell that it is very well made. I know it will last me a while.  
Essential Beauty Book Eye Sets There are six eyeshadow shades in this "book". They are grouped into two looks, a day look and a night look. The shadows are pretty pigmented, but they have a little fallout. This set also came with an eyeshadow primer. I already own this primer so I knew that I liked it. There was also an eyeliner included. The eyeliner was hard and when I tried to apply it on my eye I found myself having to press really hard to get it to show up. I will not be using the eyeliner again but overall I like the Beauty Book.
Studio Stipple Brush Travel Set This brush set comes with four brushes. There is a stipple brush, small stipple brush, tapered brush, and an eyeshadow brush I like using the stipple brush to apply my foundation and it doesn't seem to soak up a lot of product. I use the small stipple brush for concealer and occasionally cream blush. It blends out the product very well and helps conceal my under eyes. I only use the tapered brush around the nose area. It helps to conceal the redness and gets those small places. The eyeshadow brush is the only brush I do not like in this set. It would pick up the eyeshadow but it would barely transfer any of the shadow to my lid.
Studio Makeup Lock & Seal This is suppose to lock your eye makeup in place and make everything look more vibrant. It does exactly this. My eyeshadow doesn't crease throughout the day and I can tell a big difference when I use this.

As you can tell, ELF products are kind of a hit and miss. That's the way it is for most brands though. I still love elf and love that they offer inexpensive beauty products. I will definitely be repurchasing some of the products over once I finish them. I hope you liked this haul/review and check back Wednesday for an exciting new post! 

Skincare Routine

My skin has completely freaked out this winter. It has become so dry and yet it still gets extremely oily. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that my skin type is combination. If you too have combination skin maybe you would like to try out some products that I use to help my skin look its best. Even if you don't have the same skin type as me, the products I use can still work for you.

I start off with my Cetaphil Cleanser.  I use this to help remove all of the impurities and any traces of makeup that my makeup remover wipes may not have  removed. 

Then I move onto a product to help with acne. I use the Neutrogena All in One Acne Control. I have just started using this for the past few months, but so far I haven't seen any dramatic difference in my acne. 

Next I use coconut oil. Coconut oil can not only be used for cooking but has many skin benefits. I use the coconut oil on my forehead, nose, and cheeks.  I always make sure to wash it all off because it can clog pores. The coconut oil always leaves my skin feeling so soft. 

Last but not least, I use my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. At one point I could not even wear foundation because it would cling to my dry patches. No matter what foundation i used my skin still looked flakey. Then i discover this lotion. It has completely transformed my skin. It no longer has extremely dry patches and I can finally wear foundation again. 

I'm sure when summer comes around I'm going to have to change my skincare routine again. But for now this is what I have been doing everyday. It may be simple, but it gets the job done. I hope you enjoyed this post and check back Wednesday to see my February Favorites!

Monday, February 17, 2014

What's in my Ipsy bag? February 2014

It's that time of the month again! Time to see what I got in my February Ipsy bag. If you don't know what ipsy is it is a subscription service that focuses on makeup, hair, and skincare. It costs $10 a month or you can pay for an entire year and it will be $120. Each month you will get a makeup bag filled with 4 or 5 products. They are usually deluxe size samples, but I have received quite a few full size products. If you want to see what I got this month keep reading!

Pop Beauty Lipgloss in Peony Petal 
I have had very limited experience with pop beauty. I only own one thing from this brand so I was very excited to see a product from them in my bag this month. I have to say I absolutely love this lipgloss! I didn't expect it to be so moisturizing and pigmented. I can say that I will be making a trip to Ulta very soon to pick up some of the other lipgloss shades available.

IPKN New York BB Cream in light
This product has SPF 45 and is suppose to brighten, moist, and firm.  Unfortunately I don't know if it actually does this because the shade I got was way too dark for me. The tube says light but it is very dark on me. This product will be going to a friend. 

City Color Matte Blush in Fresh Melon
This blush is gorgeous. It's a nice coral shade. It didn't cling to the dry patches on my cheeks and it truly is a matte blush. I see myself getting a lot of use out of this blush this spring and summer.

Eyetini Eyeshadow in Spice Rum
This is a cream shadow. It is a metallic purple color with a dough foot applicator. This is not something that I would have picked up on my own but I'm glad I got in my bag. 

Zoya Nail Polish in Dot
I love most of the Zoya nail polishes. Unfortunately, this color just was not what I was expecting. It is a pastel pink and is pretty sheer. It applied very splotchy and uneven. This color will be a great color for spring if I can figure out how to apply it more evenly.

If you want to subscribe to ipsy you can use my referral code or if you would rather not use my referral code you can go to

Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekend Deals and Steals 2/14-2/16

Here are the deals and steals fro this weekend. Have fun shopping!

  • Free Shipping on EVERYTHING
  • 7 for 26.50 undies
  • Up to 70% off everything (Exclusions apply)
  • $20 off $80 Online Only (Code 20OFF)
  • $10 off $40 In Store
American Eagle
  • $10 off all Jeans
  • Free Shipping
Bath and Body Works
  • 4 for $20 Spring Wallflower Bulbs
  • 4 for $15 Select Hand Soaps
  • $7 Mason Jar Candles
BH Cosmetics
  • Up to 65% off Valentines Day Steals (Ends Today)

Charlotte Russe
  • Free Shipping on orders over $65
  • Get a $10 Gift Card with $25+ purchases (Code GC10)
  • Get a $25 Gift Card with $35+ purchases (Code GC25)
  • 40% off every single item
  • Free movie tickets on orders $100+
Forever 21

  • Extra 30% off sale (Code EXTRA30)
  • 50% off Select Styles
  • $10 for every $50 spent
Sally Beauty
  • Free shipping on all purchases of $50 or more
  • Free Shipping on all orders
  • Free Power Couple with orders $150+ (Code VDAY14)


  • Free Shipping on $50 purchase

Victoria's Secret
  • $15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250 (Code SPRING14)

If there are any stores that I may have forgotten leave a comment down below and I will make sure to put it in the next Weekend Deals and Steals!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her

Valentines Gift Guide
Here is a last minute gift guide for those of you who do not know what to get for the special girl in your life.
You cant go wrong with jewelry. I would recommend buying a statement necklace. It can take an outfit from blah to BAM! Statement necklaces give an outfit that extra oomph. Charming Charlie's and Forever 21 has some very pretty, affordable jewelry.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
This eyeshadow palette has been getting so much hype. I have yet to pick this up, but based on previous Urban Decay palettes I'm sure this one lives up to the hype. The Naked 3 palette is a very good option to give as a Valentines Day gift.
Nail Polish
For the girls that have to have their nail polish this is the perfect gift for them. There are plenty of nail polish sets out there. They can be found at ULTA and Sephora.
Nyx Butter Lipsticks
The much anticipated butter lipsticks are finally here! They come in a variety of different colors and are only $5.99! The butter lipsticks can be found at ULTA.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume
This is my all time favorite perfume. It is the perfect floral scent. I hardly wear any other perfume. Since it is such an expensive item, I would buy the rollerball just in case the girl didn't like the scent.
Every girl needs a purse. You don't have to go out and buy a $500 one. There are plenty of affordable purses at TJ Maxx and Forever 21.
Last but not definitely not least, chocolate. What is Valentine's Day without a little chocolate? I recommend the Lindor Truffles. They are amazing! I could eat them 24/7 but somehow I resist.

3 Valentines Day Outfits

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you have no idea what to wear; don't worry I am here to help. I have created three different outfits for three different types of dates. Whether you are going to a dinner and a movie or just staying in, these outfits will look great for Valentine's Day.

Classic Valentines Day Outfit
The first outfit is a classic. It is a little black dress with some black heels. Since the dress doesn't have any rhinestones or sequins on it, I threw in a cute baby pink statement necklace. I thought the heart earrings were appropriate since it will be Valentines Day. Just add a gold bracelet and a cute pink clutch and you will be ready to go.

Fancy Valentines Day OutfitThis next outfit is on the fancier side of things. It is a long, strapless maroon maxi dress. Of course with a dress like this you have to have some gold hoops and bracelets. The shoes are nude with a lot of cute cut outs. Finishing off this outfit is the simple nude colored clutch. I think this outfit would be good if you were going to a really nice restaurant and a play.

Casual Valentines Day Outfit
The last outfit is very casual. It is a pink rhinestone tank with black leggings. I didn't want to go overboard with the jewelry so I only added bow earrings and a simple silver bangle bracelet. I think the shoes are adorable. Its hard to see in the picture but they have cut outs around the ankles. This outfit is nice if your just staying in. It is still cute without looking like you didn't try.

Leave a comment telling me which outfit you like the best.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekend Deals and Steals 2/7-2/9

Are you ready for the weekend?! I know I am! The weekend is when a lot of stores have some kind of deal going on. If you're like me you miss out on some amazing deals because you forget to check out a stores website. I have decided that every week on Friday I will post all the deals that I know of. I think it is good to have all the deals in one convenient place and I hope you all feel the same. If you love sales as much as I do keep reading.

  • Free lotion with a $40 purchase
  • Free Shipping
  • 60% off throughout the store
  • $10 off $40  Printable Coupon (Link at the end of the post, In Store Only)
  • Get a year of Teen Vogue with a $50 purchase (In Store Only)
American Eagle
  • Jeggings $29.99 and up
  • Free Shipping
Bath and Body Works
  • $10 off any $30 purchase use code BEMINE30
  • Free shipping on orders of $30 or more the code is BEMINE30
  • 2 for $25 3-Wick Candles (Ends the 10th)
  • $6 Select Fine Fragrance Mist (Ends the 10th)
  • $3 Select Hand Soaps
BH Cosmetics
  • Free Shipping (CODEFREESHIP25)
  • or Free Eyes on the 60's Palette (Code FREEPALETTE)
Charlotte Russe
  • Free Shipping when you spend $25 (Today Online Only)
  • $15 off $75 (Today Online Only)
  • $25 off $100 (Today Online Only)
  • Happy Hour Saturday Feb 8th Buy 3 items get the 4th Free (3 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • 147 pc eye Collection for $3
  • Free shipping on orders of $35 or more
  • $25 off every $75 purchase
Go Jane
  • Up to 60% off of Tops
  • 15% off In Store Printable Coupon (Link at the end of the post)
  • 15% off Storewide
Sally Beauty
  • Take an extra 50% of all red tag clearance items
  • There is also daily deals through February 14th
  • 20% off (Code SWEET)
  • Free Shipping on orders of $40 or more

  • $3.50 off $10 purchase Printable Coupon (Ends Feb 15th)

Vera Bradley
  • Additional 25% off of everything in the Sale category
Victoria's Secret
  • Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more (Through Feb 14th)
  • Free Chocolate Truffles with a $75 purchase (Through Feb 14th)

If there are any stores that I may have forgotten leave a comment down below and I will make sure to put it in the next Weekend Deals and Steals!

Monday, February 3, 2014

January 2014 Favorites!!!

Today I am going to be sharing with you all of the things that I have been loving this month! First off, I can not believe it is already February. January went by so fast I barely had time to acknowledge that it was a brand new year! I still keep writing 2013 on everything. Second, I plan on getting my monthly favorites posted the last week of every month. As you can probably tell from the picture above it isn't all beauty products. Now that I have rambled a lot lets jump into my January Favorites.

Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi
I have this in the shade radiant. It is more of a pink toned highlighter. I find that it works well to conceal my dark circles and to brighten up my under eye area.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
This crazy weather has done nothing for my skin. My skin started became extremely dry and flaky. It was not good whatsoever. I started using the Cetaphil lotion and it has helped my skin tremendously. My skin started getting better within days of using this. After I use this, my skin feels 10 times better.

Nyx Butter Gloss and Butter Balm
I absolutely LOVE these! Tiramusu and its smells soooo good. I have been loving nude lips lately and Tiramusu is perfect to wear over top of a nude lipstick or by itself. I do have to reapply every few hours, but it is worth it. The butter glosses are so creamy and they go on the lips like butter. The butter balms are the exact same way. Mine is in panna cotta and it is very pigmented for a balm. I like to pair it with the Tiramusu butter gloss.

Real Techniques Blush Brush
This is the best brush to apply blush with. It picks up the blush color very well. I have used blush brushes before that no matter how much I swirl my brush in the blush its like it doesn't pick up any product. I don't have that problem with this brush and it is all I have been using to apply brush lately.

Marc Jacobs Daisy
This has to be my favorite perfume of all time! It smells so florally and girly. I know scents are different for everyone, but I think this could be one that everyone would enjoy.

Bath and Body Works Tis The Season Candle
I have been loving this candle. It smells like apples mixed with outdoors. It is the perfect winter candle. I can smell it before I even take off the lid.

Quakers Apple Cinnamon Rice Snacks
These are amazing. If you like apple jacks then you would love these. They taste exactly like them, but they are so much better. I could eat them all day everyday.

Amazon Kindle
I go through phases with reading. I will read constantly for months and then I will go days, weeks, or even months without reading. Then I pick up my Kindle again and think why did I ever stop? This month I have been stuck in the house a lot so I have fell back in love with reading. Ever since I got my Kindle, I hardly buy physical books. I just love my Kindle so much and I really hope I don't get into a reading slump again.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Covergirl Bombshell Review

The Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara claims to give 10x more noticeable lashes compared to bare lashes. This mascara is a two step process. The first side is for volume and the second side is for intensity. This isn't the first two sided mascara to hit the drugstores. Maybelline came out with the Big Eyes Mascara last summer. I do like this mascara more than the Maybelline one but is it on its way to becoming my favorite mascara?.Keep on reading if you want to find out if I think this product is worth it or not.

When I put the two mascaras side by side there was a noticeable size difference. The Covergirl Bombshell has very, very bulky packaging. It definitely isn't something I would find myself packing for a trip. This mascara is extremely hard to take off. It seems like that would be a good thing, but in this case its not. I have to rub and rub my eyes and it still seems like I'm not getting it off. . The eye area is very delicate and you don't want to have to rub your eyes until their red to get mascara off. The last negative thing is that the wand on side 1 is a little to big for me to use on my lower lashes. However, it works wonders on my top lashes.

This leads me to all the great things I have to say about the Bombshell Mascara. It really does give my lashes a lot of volume.
That is exactly what I look for in a mascara. I could care less if it lengthens as long as it gives me a ton of volume, I'm happy. I don't think that it makes my lashes look spidery or clumpy. It is definitely not cute to have clumpy lashes. The longest I have worn this mascara is around 10 hours. It didn't smudge or look any different than when I applied it that morning.

I love that the Bombshell Mascara gives me volume. However, in this particular case the cons outweigh the pros. I don't see myself repurchasing this product in the future. If you can overlook the size and  how hard it is to take off then its amazing. For me, I will stick to my Maybelline The Rocket Mascara which I think works just as well as the Covergirl Bombshell.