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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mini ColourPop Haul

Hey Guys,
I picked up some ColourPop products quite a while ago but am just getting around to reviewing them. Some products came back into stock that I had been wanting and they had other items on sale so I decided to place an order. Keep reading to see what I got and to hear what I thought of each item!

Mini ColourPop Haul


Mini ColourPop Haul

Alexis Ren X ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Topaz $15.00
Mini ColourPop Haul
I was so excited to finally pick up the infamous Topaz palette. I had heard so many great things about this duo. This comes with a matte bronzer called Golden Moment which is a warm bronze tone. It also comes with a pearlized highlighter called She's Here to Stay which is a true gold.
Mini ColourPop Haul
These both have nice pigmentation but I honestly don't really love either of them. The bronzer is okay nothing amazing in my opinion. I feel the same way about the highlighter. Maybe it just looks better on tan or darker skin tones. I will test it out more once I get back from Mexico and I am darker. Right now, I actually prefer the highlighter from the Double Play Face Duo (I love the blush in this palette too).
Mini ColourPop Haul

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

June Favorites + Flops

Hey Guys,
I'm a little late on sharing my favorites for June but I still wanted to get the video up! I've been really trying to enjoy the summer by going to the beach and hanging out on the weekends. It feels good to be able to just lay there, listen to music, and do absolutely nothing. Between working full time, exercising, blogging/YouTube, and having a social life you really forget what it feels like to totally disconnect and relax. It feels REALLY good doing this even once a week. Speaking of relaxing, I will be going on vacation to Mexico July 26-August 1st. I am going to try my best to have 1 or 2 posts scheduled for that week but I'm not promising anything! If I can find the time this week to get it done, great! If not, I'm not going to stress about it. I will definitely have a post on the 2nd or 3rd once I get back. I may be able to catch up on social media and reading others blogs in my down time in Mexico since they have wi-fi in the rooms but all I am going to bring is my kindle. Now lets get to the reason for this post. June Favorites. I have been trying out a TON of new stuff the past two months. I had a bunch more things I have been loving but I tried to narrow it down to around 5-8. 

Check out my video below to hear what I was loving in the month of June!



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Review: MorphexJaclynHill Palette

 Hey Guys,
I'm super excited to share my thoughts on the MorphexJaclynHill palette! At first, this palette didn't interest me that much but just like everyone else, I hopped on the band wagon once I saw the swatches. Even though it was a bit pricey for a Morphe palette, I justified my purchase since they claimed this palette contains all new formulas. I also feel like I don't really own a palette quite like this. Below I will discuss my thoughts, share some swatches, and show you some looks that I created with this palette.
 
MorphexJaclynHill Palette

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette $38.00
MorphexJaclynHill Palette
 This palette is currently out of stock but Morphe has confirmed that they will be restocking it on 7/18 at 8 am PST. However, it is limited edition so it will only be around for a limited time. 
MorphexJaclynHill Palette

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: Essence Makeup Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Favorites*

Hey Guys,
I'm back to share my favorites from the Essence Makeup Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. For those of you that missed my original post listing all their new products launching, you can check it out HERE. I've been testing out all of the products over the past few weeks. Keep reading to see which products were my favorite from the bunch!

Metal Shock Lipsticks $4.99
Essence Makeup Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Favorites
"This creamy lipstick sets to a brilliant metallic finish without drying lips. Available in 8 shades from rose gold to emerald green." Launches in August.
Essence Makeup Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Favorites
I thought that these were really cool and fun. I think the metallic lip trend is going to be big this fall. These lipsticks are creamy and have nice pigmentation that is buildable. These are an affordable option if you're not sure if you like this trend and want to try it out. Also, if you already know you love the trend and want to try out all the different colors and not break the bank.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Essence Makeup New Fall/Winter 2017 Collection*

Hey Guys,
For those of you that have been following my blog for quite some time, you know that I am all about affordable makeup and beauty. I love trying new products especially ones that are more obtainable to most people. I have found many hidden gems in drugstore products and actually wear more drugstore/affordable brands than high end. I collaborated with Essence in the pasts and reviewed some of their products which you can check out HERE and HERE. Today I'm back to share with you some products from their upcoming Fall/Winter 2017 collection that were sent to me. In this post I will show you the products, share some info on each, and let you know the launch dates. I will do a follow up post where I will share mini reviews of my favorite stand out products in the collection including swatches.  Keep reading to hear about all the newness!

Metal Shock Lipsticks $4.99
Essence Makeup New Fall/Winter 2017 Collection*
"This creamy lipstick sets to a brilliant metallic finish without drying lips. Available in 8 shades from rose gold to emerald green." Launches in August.

Shine Shine Shine Wet Look Lip Gloss $2.99
Essence Makeup New Fall/Winter 2017 Collection*
"This high-shine, wet-look gloss glides on smooth with a highly-pigmented finish. The flocked applicator ensures precise application. Available in 6 shades." Now Available.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: BoxyCharm June 2017

Hey Guys,
Today I am going to share my BoxyCharm for June. I normally do unboxing videos but they get such a small amount of views that I'm not going to bother doing them anymore. I was really excited about this box when I saw the spoilers. For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 4-5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme. The theme for the month of June was "Downtown Charm". Keep reading below to hear my thoughts on each product and to check out the featured brand discount codes this month.

BoxyCharm June 2017

June BoxyCharm "Downtown Charm"
BoxyCharm June 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fashion Nova Summer Fashion Haul and Try On

Hey Guys,
I ordered a bunch of dresses and stuff for my upcoming trip to Mexico. I am going to a resort where there is a dress code at the restaurants. They aren't super strict for woman as long as you have a dress on or pants of some sort. I also wanted to grab a new bathing suit as well. I have been very frustrated with Fashion Nova and don't think I will be purchasing from them any more. I go into details about the issues I've had in my video. I also spoke with a manager via email last week and she basically never responded to my last email. I wasn't the nicest in it but I am just so fed up with their customer service and return process. I normally don't like to talk bad about companies but I have spent over a thousand dollars at Fashion Nova and rave about them all the time. I give them free advertising and I just don't feel like they don't value their customers. It really sucks because I really love their clothes and their prices are great. In the long run though, customer service is what is most important to me. Check out my video below to see what I picked up!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Althea Haul: K Beauty Unboxing*

Hey Guys,

Today I am going to share an unboxing video that I created in collaboration with Althea. For those of you unfamiliar with Althea (pronounced L-Tea-Ya), it is a huge KBeauty retailer. They carry all the popular brands such as Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Piolang and more! KBeauty (Korean Beauty) has become super popular in the beauty industry all over the world. It is most well known for it's focus on skincare but also for innovative and unique products. 
Althea Haul: K Beauty Unboxing*
Below I have listed some info about Althea:


Althea US Site


-100% authentic products and best prices for K Beauty

-Free standard shipping on orders over $50.00

-Standard shipping takes up to 35 business days since items ship from Korea

-Premium shipping is about $7.00 and takes about a week or less

-30 Day Unconditional Return Policy

- New members get $15.00 off your order with my referral link HERE.

-2 New Curated Althea Boxes launched each month. You can check them all out HERE


Check out my video below to see my Althea Haul and the items that I picked up!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Tarte Don't Quit Your Day Dream Palette

Hey Guys,
A few months ago I purchased the Tarte Maneater palette which I reviewed HERE. I mentioned that when I was in the store, I also swatched the Tarte Don't Quit Your Day Dream Palette. I had a hard time making a decision but chose to get the Maneater palette. Even though I love that palette, I kept thinking about the other palette. My birthday was in May and I knew I was going to get a $10.00 coupon. Once I got it, I decided to buy the other palette as well. I have been using this palette for about a month now. Keep reading to hear my thoughts!

Tarte Don't Quit Your Day Dream Palette
This is an Ulta exclusive palette that comes with 5 microshimmers, 2 mattes, and a eye/cheek highlighter. 
Tarte Don't Quit Your Day Dream Palette

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: Nip + Fab Skin Glycolic Scrub Fix & Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Hey Guys,
A month or so ago I bought some Nip + Fab products that were highly recommended by my friend Lily (Beauty with Lily). I have been using them routinely and am ready to share my thoughts on them. For those of you unfamiliar with Nip + Fab Skin, it is a newer skincare brand (at least to me) that is sold at many local retailers including CVS, Ulta, and Target. They have an extensive skincare line that you can check out on there website HERE. It looks like they are also starting to sell makeup which really interests me! Back to what I was originally discussing, their Glycolic proudcts. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on the two I have been using!

Nip + Fab Skin Glycolic Scrub Fix & Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Nip + Fab Skin Glycolic Scrub Fix $9.99 
Nip + Fab Skin Glycolic Scrub Fix & Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads
Here is what is said about this product on the Ulta site:
"Glycolic Fix Scrub is a 3-in-1 micro exfoliant with glycolic and salicylic acids which refine, brighten and renew the skin.
  • 3% glycolic acid gently exfoliates
  • retextures
  • salicylic acid cleanses pores

Ingredients

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Water, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Glycolic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polysilicone 11, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Benzyl Alcohol, Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Limonene, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Benzoate, Trideceth-6, Laureth-7, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lecithin, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract.
On to my thoughts:
I really love this scrub! It has a grapefruit scent and works very well to get rid of old/dead skin. Its more on the abrasive side so I personally don't use everyday. I use it 2-3x a week. My skin feels really clean and soft after using it. I love that it not only includes glycolic acid but also salicylc acid to help with blemishes and pimples.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fashion Haul and Try On: Express, Charlotte Russe, & Love Culture

Hey Guys,
I recently bought a bunch of stuff from Express and wanted to share what I got. I also stopped at couple of other stores as well. My nephew Logan makes a quick appearance in the video so you get to that cutie pie!  Check out my video below to see my haul!



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cute & Trendy Rompers Under $50.00

Hey Guys,
Now that it's June and the weather is warm in most places, I wanted to share some of my favorite rompers under $50.00. Rompers have been around for a while but I feel like they are becoming a super popular trend and staple for the summer. There are so many different styles and shapes. Some rompers are very casual and comfy for a day at the beach while others are more fancy for a night out on the town. They can be strapless, tank top, or even off the shoulder. The styles are endless. While not every romper is for every body type, there are definitely styles that flatter every body shape! You don't need to spend a lot on a romper as practically every retailer/brand carries them in the warmer months. Below I have included some of the different styles that I discussed above. There is a good mix of shapes, colors, cuts etc.


Cute and Trendy Rompers Under $50.00



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Easy Smashbox CoverShot Tutorial

Hey Guys,
I recently reviewed the Smashbox CoverShot Palette in Ablaze (HERE). I mentioned that I created an easy look that I loved and that I planned on filming a tutorial on it. I kept to my word and the video is below! I would love your honest feedback below! I hope that you enjoy the tutorial!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: BoxyCharm May 2017

Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my thoughts my BoxyCharm for May. It took forever to get to me and I thought it was lost! Thankfully it finaly got to me a couple weeks ago. For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 4-5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme. The theme for the month of May was "Makeup is Art". Check out my video below to see what I got and my thoughts on each product! Keep reading below to check out the featured brand discount codes this month.

BoxyCharm May 2017


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Favorites

Hey Guys,
I can't believe how fast May flew by. I'm sad to see it go but super excited that June is on its way! I love the summer so much and can't wait for warm weather.  I feel like its normally hot by now but it's been weird here. It was nice for short time but has rained a lot lately and hasn't been too warm.  I can't wait for beach weather! I had a good mix of favorites this month. Check out my video below to see what I was loving!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: Stitch Fix-Fix # 16

Hey Guys,
I'm back with another Stitch Fix unboxing. I received an email saying that they would waive my styling fee if I signed up for a fix. I figured it was a good opportunity to try them out again. All I really asked for were items to transition me from the spring to summer. I also pinned a bunch of new clothing items to my fashion board on Pinterest and told them to check it out. For those of you unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it is a personal styling subscription service. You can learn more about Stitch Fix and see my previous fixes on my Subscription Reviews page. Check out my video below to see the unboxing and me trying them on. Below are my thoughts on each piece!




Stitch Fix-Fix # 16
$38.00
Stitch Fix-Fix # 16


Stitch Fix-Fix # 16
I  really liked the lace detail on this tank top. It's really cute. This top is also long enough to wear with leggings which is a plus. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Huge Beauty Giveaway!!!

Hey Guys,
To thank you for all of your support I'm collaborating with a handful of other beauty influencers to bring you a giveaway! Each of us contributed items to the giveaway. The rules/steps are pretty simple. Check out all the info below and good luck to everyone!



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: SmashBox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze

Hey Guys,
Today I am going to share  my thoughts on the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze. I won this palette in an instagram giveaway. Thanks to Teresa for this palette! You can check out her instagram HERE. SmashBox collaborated with Shay Mitchell (Emily on Pretty Little Liars) and came out with 7 different mini palettes. Each palette had a color theme. I was able to pick from any of them for my giveaway prize. The Ablaze palette stood out to me the most. Keep reading to hear more about this palette!

SmashBox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze
This palette seems to be available online only on the Sephora site. It's also available on the SmashBox site.
SmashBox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze
 The palette is pretty tiny and is great for travel. It comes with 8 shades that are a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. They call the shades in the palette "hot desert inspired shades". Half of the shadows are warm burnt orange/gold/bronzey shades. The other half are berries/pink shades. I don't get where the pinks come into play in a "desert" palette but it definitely caught my eye none the less.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Favorite Dresses for Spring/Summer

Hey Guys,
I haven't worn many dresses this spring because it hasn't been that warm. However, I usually live in them from the end of Spring through the Summer months. They are just so easy and effortless to wear. Below I have come up with of my favorite dresses for the spring/summer along with some shoppable examples of each!


Favorite Spring/Summer Dresses


Maxi Dresses

Maxi dress have to be my favorite of all! They are easy to dress up or down and I don't have to worry about the length of them being an issue at work. They are so comfortable and I love how they fit my body. I think any woman can rock a maxi. Its just finding the right style to flatter your body. I own a TON of maxi dresses but plan to buy more for this year. I have started posting some of my older ones on Poshmark so that I don't feel guilty buying more lol

Tee Shirt Dresses
I may be making up the name of these but they are basically shorter dresses that are made out of tee shirt material. They are casual dresses that look like long shirts or have a casual look of a tee shirt. I have seen these dresses all over the place and think they are pretty popular this season. I don't own any but plan to pick a couple up. These dresses are on the shorter side so people with large booties like myself need to be careful with the length. That being said, they are super cute and are perfect for a lunch date or afternoon shopping.
Blouse Dresses
This is another name that I'm not quite sure that I got right. The dresses that I am trying to describe take inspiration from blouses. They usually have pockets on the front and some have 3/4 length tab sleeves. Another trend that I am seeing with these type of dresses are lace front tops like we have seen with blouses in the colder months. I have seen both fitted and loose blouse dresses and this this is a great style for all shapes and sizes.

Skater/Fit and Flare Dresses
While I don't love skater dresses on me, I do love the style. For some reason,  flowy girly clothing feels weird on me. I like clothing either super tight and sexy or loose/baggy. I think skater dresses are super cute in general though and think they are perfect for the summer and spring months. Especially the tank top/spaghetti strap style dresses. I think the slinky almost cami like dresses are adorable. I have also seen alot with criss cross tops which is wicked cute!

What are your favorite style dresses for spring? Post your comments below!


*This post contains affiliate links that I could be compensated for.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Review: ColourPop Haul #2

Hey Guys,
Recently I shared my first ColourPop haul that you can check out HERE. My friend El got me some ColourPop products as an early birthday present. I still had other products on my GIANT wishlist and decided to pick up some more. All of these products will get used in the spring and summer months so that is my justification for ordering them lol. I still have a few items on my ColourPop list but I will save them for the fall/winter since the colors are more fitting for those seasons.So back to this haul... ColourPop came out with Sand, Nectar, and Pink Spring Collections. While the Pink Collection didn't really interest me, a bunch of items from the Sand and Nectar Collections did. I already talked about some in my last haul. Below are some more items from the Sand and Nectar collections plus other items that I've had on my list for a while. Keep reading to see what I got and to hear my thoughts on each!
ColourPop Haul #2

ColourPop Haul #2

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April Favorites

Hey Guys!
I feel like the month of April has come and gone so quickly that I can't even remember it. I really hope that May and the upcoming summer months do the opposite and go by super slow. The warmer months are definitely my favorite. April had some beautiful days in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I didn't really have anything too eventful in the month. I did the Walk MS in Boston for multiple sclerosis but that's about it. I did my second tutorial ever which you can check out HERE. My birthday is this week which I'm usually excited about.  I have mixed feelings this year since I'm turning 30. In terms of beauty/fashion, I haven't purchased any clothing because I plan to get some money or giftcards for my birthday. Since I am going to Mexico in July I want to buy some cute outfits for that. I also need some new clothing for the summer. My go to's are Fashion Nova and Express. Target also has really cute maxi dresses that I can wear to work. I have however purchased a TON of makeup. Ulta and Sephora had sales and El sent me an early birthday present from ColourPop. I also placed a separate order so stay tuned for another ColourPop haul review. I will be trying out a ton of products this month! Until then, you can check out what I was loving in April below!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beauty Haul: Sephora, Ulta, and ColourPop

Hey Guys,
I recently bought a some makeup during the Sephora VIB sale and Ulta 20% off coupon sale. I also ordered a bunch of stuff from ColourPop that I have wanted for a while. Check out my video below to see what I got!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

OOTD: Cognac & Camo

Hey Guys,
One of my blogging goals for 2017 was to incorporate more fashion related content onto my blog. This includes more outfit of the day posts.  You will be able to see what's actually in my closet and how I style different pieces. Now that we are having warmer weather I am going to try to make more time for these. This past weekend it was beautiful out and I decided it would be a good time to take some pics. I went for a very casual look pairing some ripped jeans with a camo tee shirt and heeled combat boots. I also had a cognac colored hobo bag that I thought would look great with the outfit. I am very bad at making decisions and had a hard time narrowing down the pics for this post. Below you will see the details of my outfit. I have listed the exact items that I am wearing. I have also listed similar items if I couldn't find the exact items and some similar plus size pieces as well. Thanks to my boyfriend Colin for taking these pictures for me! 

OOTD: Cognac & Camo

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: BoxyCharm April 2017

Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my thoughts on my BoxyCharm for April! For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme.The theme for the month of April was "Boho Glow".  Check out my video below to see what I got and my thoughts on each product! Keep reading below to check out the featured brand discount codes this month.

BoxyCharm April 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Get the Look for Less: Miranda Kerr Sexy in Sheer

Hey Guys,
I'm back with another edition of Get the Look for Less! You can check out my previous edition HERE. This time around, I found the below image of Miranda Kerr. I'm not sure if she's still a Victoria's Secret Angel or not. I thought this outfit was sexy without showing TOO MUCH. I love the sheer top. While some people may just wear a black bra underneath, I like that she chose a little bit classier look with a black tank or bodysuit underneath. I'm not sure if the blazer was needed but maybe it was chilly out?  I love the strappy heels as well. Check out what I came up with below!

Get the Look for Less: Miranda Kerr Sexy in Sheer
*Image taken from People.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: ColourPop Haul #1

Hey Guys,
Today I am going to share one of two ColourPop hauls with you! This first haul was actually an early birthday present from my friend El (The Beauty Isle). El knew I had a huge ColourPop wishlist and decided to get me some of the items! This haul has a mix of eye, lip, and face products. Keep reading to see what I got!
ColourPop Haul #1

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Physicians Formula Butter Blushes

Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my thoughts on the new Physicians Formula Butter Blushes. I picked up both colors that were released. Since then a couple other colors have been posted on the Physicians Formula IG but I have not seen them in stores. Keep reading to hear my thoughts!

Physician's Formula Butter Blushes
Here is what is said about these blushes on the Ulta site:
"Brazilian Luxury: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush has an ultra-luxurious formula, infused with Murumuru Butter, delivers a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone, and deliver a gorgeous blushing glow. Incredibly soft and ultra-creamy texture combines the best features of a powder and cream blush.

Skin-Loving Blend: Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.

Features:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben free
  • Gluten free
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Cruelty free
  • Clinically tested
  • Oil-free
  • Mirror and applicator included"


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Get the Look for Less: Mandy Moore Edgy Plaid

Hey Guys,
Today I am bringing back an oldie but goodie. For those of you that have been following Leopard Lace and Cheesecake from the very beginning remember my "Get the Look for Less" posts. I would find pictures of celebrities and try to recreate their outfits at affordable stores. I would link all similar items below the pictures. I stopped doing these posts because they were VERY time consuming. 

I have been adding more fashion back into my blog and decided to bring it back! I will only post one look per post instead of 3-5 like I used to do. I may end up changing it but for now that's what I'm going to do. Another thing I will do differently is I will add a shopping bar below the picture instead of adding a bunch of pictures of items. That way, I can find more than one option, and not have a TON of pictures in the post. 

In these type of posts, I most likely will not be able to find the EXACT outfits but rather take inspiration from the outfits. I will keep the items more on the affordable side unless I can find something almost exact. Then I will include more expensive options as well. I like to share affordable items with my readers that more people have access to so there will always be those pieces listed. If you guys have a specific celebrity style, picture of an outfit, or celebrity in general you want me to recreate; feel free to let me know in the comments or send me an email with the picture! I would love your input, ideas, and requests, etc!

For this post, I decided to recreate the below outfit worn by Mandy Moore. She was one of my pop idols growing up back when she a singer. It has been so cool to see her on the show This Is Us! I absolutely love the show and think she is phenomenal in it. I thought the outfit below was pretty unique and decided to give it a try. I would never think to mix this long plaid dress with a leather jacket but it works! Check out the shop bar below to see what I came out up!  
Get the Look for Less: Mandy Moore Edgy Plaid

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tutorial: Tarte Maneater Palette

Hey Guys,
Today I am going to share my second ever makeup tutorial! I haven't attempted a tutorial since the first one that I created in 2015. It took so long between my camera battery dying, memory card getting full, and not really being able to tell what was actually in frame never mind editing. A couple weeks ago I had a Saturday where I didn't have plans until dinner so I decided to take the time to film another tutorial. I have a monitor that I have facing me as part my filming set up so that I can see when I am out of frame in my camera. This time around I made sure my memory card was empty and my battery fully charged. 

I would say that filming was a lot easier with the monitor and things went more smoothly. However, I have been filming on auto focus for about a year or so. I switched because I film alot when I am by myself. Manual focus is pretty tough when you are alone because you have no one to sit in for you while you adjust your camera settings. So after filming was done everything looked fine. Once I uploaded my images and video onto my laptop I realized that alot of my pictures were blurry and so was the video at times. Come to find out, my camera kept focusing in on the flowers on my backdrop instead of my face. This is super frustrating because I worked so hard on this video. I decided it wasn't too blurry and it was only at certain times so I decided to go forward and publish this video.

I bought new fabric that is a plain dark gray. I am going to use this going forward but am also thinking about filming in manual again. I would love everyone's input in opinion/tips on this. 

The palette that I used for this tutorial is the Tarte Maneater Palette. You can see my review HERE.

Check out my video below to see my tutorial!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: BoxyCharm March 2017

Hey Guys,
Today I am going to share my thoughts on my BoxyCharm for March. For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme.The theme for the month of March was "Creepy Cute". I wasn't super excited about the sneak peeks for the month but I still was interested in some products.  Check out my video below to see what I got and my thoughts on each product! Keep reading below to check out the featured brand discount codes this month.

BoxyCharm March 2017 "Creepy Cute"


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