Friday, March 27, 2015

H&M Cosmetics Review + Full Face Tutorial

Ive said it once and I'll say it again, I'm pretty obsessed with H&M. It definitely doesn't help that I'm there everyday because I work there. (It takes tremendous willpower to not spend my entire paycheck in the store whenever I receive it).  Anyway, for some reason, in the year that I've been working at H&M I've never tested out their makeup. So last week I finally decided it was time to put the H&M cosmetics to the test! I bought everything needed for a full face of makeup including brushes (besides foundation and concealer because they don't sell any).

Instead of just swatching all the products I got, I thought I would do a full face demo/tutorial as well so you can actually see what they look like on the skin! I used my normal foundation routine for this (if you'd like a post on how I do my foundation routine just comment down below) and I personally think it turned out really nicely!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Presley's Beauty Wishlist #1

I feel like recently a lot of makeup brands have been releasing a lot of amazing products. Well most of these aren't brand new but hey, they're new to me! These are my top 5 beauty items that I've been completely lusting over for the past month.

Zoeva Complete Brush Set - $135.00: Let's be real, you can (almost) never have enough makeup brushes, especially eyeshadow brushes. I for one am super lazy and hate cleaning makeup brushes so I always love to have extras on hand. I have makeup brushes from pretty much every brand out there: Real Techniques, Mac, Sigma, Bare Minerals, Sonia Kashuk, ect. but I haven't found my "holy grail" brush brand yet. I've been hearing so much about Zoeva brushes lately and I've been really wanting to give them a try. They're so pretty and look super soft! 
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - $38.00: I have never really been into the whole highlighting thing until very recently. I've always been the type of girl who just puts on bronzer and is out the door. Since I've been wanting to get more into highlighting, I've been looking at so many highlighters from every brand. This Becca highlighter seems to be the main one that people are recommending and I can see why, it looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and apparently the formula is amazing as well so I'd love to give this one a try.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette - $46.00: This one barely even needs any explanation; I'm hopelessly obsessed with contouring. I'm on a personal mission to own every contouring palette on the face of the earth.

MUJI Acylic 5-Drawers - $27.95: I have recently noticed that I own a lot of makeup. The problem is not that I have a lot of makeup but that I never wear it because it;s not organized properly. All of my makeup is in drawers under my bathroom sink and I never see any of it. I really want to get a whole acrylic storage system for all of my makeup so I can actually see and use it. Plus, I love how they look; I think acrylic storage for makeup is so pretty and classy.

Morphe Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette - $30 (Sold Out): I have been dying to get my hands on this palette for so long. Whenever they restock it I'm away at work or school and it sells out before I can order it. I love Jaclyn Hill; she's easily one of my favorite beauty youtubers because she's so just so real and personable. So of course when I heard she was releasing a palette I knew I needed it. I love how there are so many gorgeous warm colors; I just need this in my life.

What is on your beauty/fashion wishlist? Comment below with anything that you've been dying to get your hands on!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NYX Wonder Stick Review & Demo: How I Contour

NYX Wonder Stick Review & Demo
As most of you have probably noticed, contouring and highlighting is one of the biggest makeup trends happening right now (besides the "Kylie Jenner" lip, of course).Lately, NYX Cosmetics has been putting out a bunch of new amazing contouring products. I've been dying to get my hands on their Highlight & Contouring Pro Palette, but it's been sold out of my Ulta for weeks now. So until I can finally purchase that, it's my goal to try out all their other contouring products!

Personally, I've always been super into the bronzed look so I'm all for the contouring bandwagon! Not to mention that I have chronic baby-face syndrome so I look like I'm 15 unless I have some contouring going on.

The new NYX Wonder Stick is a one-stop-shop contouring stick. One side has a dark contouring shade and the other has a highlighting shade. The consistency really reminds me of the Loreal concealer sticks (which are also amazing for contouring!) and is really easy to blend into the skin without looking cakey.

NYX Wonder Stick Review & Demo

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

H&M x Coachella Collection: Haul + First Look!

Hi lovelies!

Most of you probably don't know but I actually work at H&M! So basically, I'm guilty of spending way too much money there. Anyway, on March 19th H&M is releasing their Coachella collection in stores! (the online release is on March 26th). Since I work at H&M, I was lucky enough to buy my favorite pieces a few days early.

The H&M x Coachella collection is really cool because it's the only true collaboration with Coachella and another clothing brand. All the items in this collection are fun and bohemian with bright tribal prints, fringe, and gorgeous lace. Plus, everything is super affordable with a price range from around $6-$50. All the pieces in this collaboration are perfect for the upcoming summer/festival season so of course, I just had to buy a few.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rimmel Provocalips 16Hr Kissproof Lip Colour: Review + Swatches

Rimmel Provocalips Review
Hi my lovelies!

So for the past few weeks, all I’ve been hearing and reading about is the new Rimmel Provocalips 16 Hr Kissproof Lip Colours. Since I am a self-proclaimed lipstick addict, obviously I couldn’t resist buying all the available shades at my local drugstore last week!
What made these new lip colors stand out to me so much is that Rimmel markets these as a “Kiss proof, transfer proof, and food proof” lip color. Now ladies, I’m pretty sure most of you can agree with me that one of the worst things about lipstick is getting it all over your coffee mug/significant other/dog’s forehead…Somehow I manage to get it on everyone and everything. Plus, I rarely have the time to check up on my lip color while I’m in class or at work. So having a long-wearing lipstick is something I’m always on the hunt for. 

Rimmel Provocalips Swatches