VIB Sale is Now Upon Us! YES!!

I love this time of year! I love shopping! I love a discount! I love Sephora! If you can’t tell I am a little excited! Take a minute to see what is on my wish list this year!

What goodies are you snagging at this year’s Sephora VIB sale? Xoxo, talk soon!

Stay Positive <3

Hi Everyone! I know these last two days have been hard. Christina Grimmie’s life was taken, which is hard to believe. Then the very next day the mass Orlando shooting. This blog is not to start debates or wars. It is instead to give people an outlet if their hearts are feeling heavy today, like mine is.

I hope this video gives you 20 minutes to just relax and enjoy. Please stay positive even when it seems too hard! XoXo

Primer, Primer, Primer Rockin Everywhere!

I hope you are all having a wonderful night! I can now barely keep my eyes open!! The good news is tomorrow is FRIDAY!! HOORAY! Wow, I have used a lot of exclamation points so far…even more than usual!! Hehe.

Good Night Y’all! Xoxo <—-See I skipped the exclamation point there!

Ipsy VS Birchbox- June!

Hi! Wow, I have been gone a while. Well maybe not that long, but it feels like forever! Don’t we all just hit road bumps sometimes? (…or should I say writer’s block!) For this blog I want to show you how Ipsy and Birchbox did for the month of June! *Disclaimer* June is my least favorite thus far…wah wah! I must say this month’s subscription were lacking that pizzazz!

Lets start with Ipsy!

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I must say this bag is pretty bleak…not real exciting. This kind of makes me crinkle my noise up because I am not impressed!
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Now, this card is more what I am talking about! Fun, bold, and summery! It is June people of Ipsy! LOL!
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A great color and brand to sample, but it is itty bitty!
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I am so picky about lotions and Ipsy got it right for this sample! If I am slathering something on that is going to absorb into my body, only good ingredients please! I am very excited to try this!
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When I opened this I was hesitant…a eye shadow crayon? I must say I tried it and I am impressed. It is very versatile and so is the color! I would consider this a full size sample, which is also a huge plus!
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Another full size sample! Yay! This turquoise eye liner is beautiful and perfect for a summer themed bag!
SMASHBOX!!! Okay okay,  I am biased on this one because I LOVE IT! What a great sample. This primer actually works and it is a high end brand so I am a happy camper with this sample. I will say that the only con is that it is a small sample.
SMASHBOX!!! Okay okay, I am biased on this one because I LOVE IT! What a great sample. This primer actually works and it is a high end brand so I am a happy camper with this sample. I will say that the only con is that it is a small sample.

Now, lets talk about Birchbox!

I am very pleased with the look of this box! The theme is adventure and it is cute!
I am very pleased with the look of this box! The theme is adventure and it is cute!
Like always I love that this come with a description card! This month also came with a giveaway code. I got 20% off, which of course I took advantage of!
Like always I love that this come with a description card! This month also came with a giveaway code. I got 20% off, which of course I took full advantage of!
This is a really neat sample! It is a mini palette sample! How cute! I love that you get the actually feel for the palette instead of just one color. It is a teeny tiny sample, but I have a feeling it will still last quite a while.
This is a really neat sample! It is a mini palette sample! How cute! I love that with this you get the actual feel for the palette instead of just one color. It is a teeny tiny sample, but I have a feeling it will still last quite a while.
I have heard about Micro Water through other bloggers and was very curious! I was very glad to receive this sample. Dr. Jart is  a great brand which also makes the sample more appealing. The con is this sample is also pretty small.
I have heard about Micro Water through other bloggers and was very curious! I was very glad to receive this sample. Dr. Jart is a great brand which also makes the sample more appealing. The con is this sample is also pretty small.
Marcelle is also a popular brand that I haven't had the chance to experiment with much so I was happy about receiving it! This in my book is a
Marcelle is also a popular brand that I haven’t had the chance to experiment with much so I was happy about receiving it! This in my book is a “full size” sample- SCORE!
I am not crazy about hair samples as stated many time, but this Mango shampoo and conditioner is the perfect scent for a summer box!
I am not crazy about hair samples as stated many times, but this Mango shampoo and conditioner is the perfect scent for a summer box!
Photo courtesy of Birchbox's website. You can find the link below! I was terrible and deleted the picture of this sample. I will say this sample is super fitting for the month, but it was very small!
Photo courtesy of Birchbox’s website. You can find the link below! I was terrible and deleted the picture of this sample. I will say this sample is super fitting for the month, but it was very small!
This picture is also courtesy of the Birchbox website because for a moment my mind escaped me! I also deleted my picture of this sample. It was more than a sample it was an actual  Pura Vida Lace headband in a super cute orange shade! This was a great bonus sample!
This picture is also courtesy of the Birchbox website because for a moment my mind escaped me! I also deleted my picture of this sample. It was more than a sample it was an actual Pura Vida Lace headband in a super cute orange shade! This was a great bonus sample!

My final thoughts! This month featured great samples for the month! I cannot complain there! My biggest reasons for not loving this months subscriptions is the Ipsy bag was boring and I received mainly VERY small samples. I know that these are sample boxes, but I guess I am spoiled because most month’s samples are BIG to FULL SIZE, which of course I love! I hope this helped you figure out if you are team Ipsy or team Birchbox…or maybe like me- team both! Xoxo

NEW SMASHBOX! LA LIGHTS REVIEW & TUTORIAL!

Hi Everyone! Happy Hump day! I am so excited to share with you my review of Smashbox’s new product LA Lights! It is their new blendable lip and cheek color. I purchased this product in the color Hollywood & Highlights! I hope this helps you get a feel for this new product! Enjoy, subscribe, and let me know what you think of this product! Xoxo

Ch-ch-check it out!

Here is todays look using Hollywood & Highlight! I love the way it gives a subtle glow! (..Hehe you can see my puppies tail in the background!)

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If you would look to see a close up of the product, here it is!

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Beautyblender Mania.

O.M.G. The Beautyblender craze is no joke and it is  not a lie. It is AMAZING. I had read a little and watched a little on the tool the Beautyblender. I thought it had to be all hype. I mean $20 plus dollars for a weird looking little sponge…no way was I going to spend my hard earned money on that! Puh-lease!  (insert eye roll) Well folks, I am now a semi-huge hypocrite. I received the product in last months Birchbox and was honestly very excited to try it. I was also very doubtful of how it was going to work. I tried it for the first time yesterday and then again today to verify that yesterday’s outcome wasn’t a fluke. What were my results?

Drum roll please……It is effortless to use and now I have the urge to trash my foundation brush! (I won’t..but I could) This product makes putting on foundation effortless. I can imagine my girlfriends who struggle with cosmetics being able to do this without a problem. In fact I am going to text them once I finish this! It makes your face feel makeup free somehow. I don’t get it. It is like the makeup gods created this weird little sponge. I found it covers my pores and acne scares like my makeup brush can’t. Even with the great coverage my face did not feel heavy or coated in makeup, which I am not a fan of (what a perk!). It blended the foundation into my skin instead of painting over it. I feel airy, beautiful, and confident!

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Here were my steps to flawless looking foundation:

1. Apply primer -I used Makeup Forever HD

2. Wet Beautyblender and squeeze dry

3. Apply under eye concealer with small tip of blender- I used Maybelline Super Stay from Walmart

4. I applied a small amount of BB cream to help with pink acne scarring – I chose Sephora Collection

5. Apply foundation using the fat end of blender -I used Tarte and applied in a blotting & blending motion

6. Finish with a light powder – I chose Smooth Operator by Tarte

7. Go fresh faced or spice it up with bronzer and blush

I cannot wait to try contouring with the Beautyblender! I have no doubts this tool will now be a part of my daily routine. I will say I am so glad I received this product in my Birchbox! It is not a cheap product to purchase so I probably would have never taken the leap of faith. I have heard they are good for three months, so I will be taking good care of it. I want to get the full life span (Save them dollar bills, y’all) If you have any questions or comments let me know! I can’t wait to see your pics after using this AWESOME product! Talk soon!