Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Monthly Favorites - Kat Von D, Urban Decay, MAC + More!

Hi my lovelies!
Fist off, let me quickly beg for forgiveness for not posting for over a week. I've been so extremely busy with preparing for finals that I have had no time for anything else. Thankfully, I got out of class early today so I was able to take some pictures and make a small, quick post for you all!

So this is all of my April favorites! I didn't have too many favorites this month but the things that I did include, I really enjoyed a lot.

So on to my April monthly favorites and I hope you all enjoy! xx

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tip Tuesday: How to get Deodorant Stains out of Clothes

Hi friends! So today is kind of exciting, I decided to start a new segment on my blog called "Tip Tuesday" where I share little fashion/beauty tips and tricks with you all. I'll be sharing super easy tips that will hopefully help you with all those little annoying things that happen to us beauty and fashion wise.

So let's get on to the first ever Tip Tuesday!

I'm sure I'm not that only one who has had this happen: you put on your favorite black top, look at your outfit in the mirror before leaving for the day, and see huge white streaks all over your shirt. Obviously you can't just throw your shirt in the washer if you're dashing out the door, so what can you do besides changing your shirt?

Luckily, there is actually a really quick and easy way to get those stubborn deodorant stains out of your clothes without having to wash them! When I used to do threatre in high school, we used to get deodorant on all of our costumes so we had to learn how to quickly get them out backstage. All you need is either a pair of nylons or a dryer sheet.

Step 1. Take off your shirt/dress and lay it down flat with the deodorant stain facing up
Step 2. Grab a pair of nylons or a dryer sheet
Step 3. Rub the deodorant stain with the nylons/dryer sheet until the stain lifts off (generally around a minute or less)
Step 4. Wear your black shirt with pride now that there are no more deodorant marks!
to use dryer sheets!).

I like to keep a dryer sheet folded away in my purse just in case I notice some deodorant on my shirt during the day. It's a simple trick that is such a lifesaver!

What are your quick and easy fashion/beauty tips?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

My Liebster Award Nomination!!

Hi friends!

So today I have kind of a different and exciting post to bring to all of you! I was nominated by the beautiful Aoife from Sakura Beauty to do the Liebster Award Tag.
I've never been nominated for this tag before so I'm really excited to answer all these questions and link some other blogs down below! So thank you, Aoife, for the nomination!

Aoife's blog, Sakura Beauty, is an amazing lifestyle/beauty blog. Her posts are all so well written and I love how you can really tell her personality just from reading her posts! She seems like such a sweet girl so I'm very humbled that she nominated me.

The Rules to the Liebster Award Tag:

  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the nomiators 11 quesitions.
  3. Nominate 5 small blogs who have less than 200 followers.
  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer. Remember to notify them via social media or on their blog.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Miniature Beauty Haul ft. Kat Von D, Elf, Loreal, ect.

Happy Tuesday, friends! How has your week been going so far? Hopefully you all have been doing well. I'm in a pretty good mood today; the sun is out, I just ate some mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I bought some new makeup yesterday! (You know you're addicted to makeup when buying it makes you really happy...)

I visited Target and Sephora yesterday on my day off from work and (of course) left with a few things. I didn't buy too much, though, and was able to semi-restrain myself. I'm really happy with the few items I bought as I've been wanting to buy them for a while.

1. Loreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray - I have heard Tati from GlamLife Guru talk about this over and over in her videos. She says that it's the best drugstore makeup setting spray that she has ever used so I had to go buy it. I'm in the market for a good makeup setting spray so I can't wait to see how this one works out for me.

2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 fair - Cue the best concealer that you can find at the drugstore. It's so creamy, pigmented, and covers any spots and dark circles so well. This is a staple in my everyday makeup routine and a forever repurchase!

3. Covergirl Tru Blend Fixstick in deep - This is a concealer stick that I used to use for contouring around a year ago. I really love the consistency and it helps my contouring powder stay on all day so I'm excited to start using this again.

4. Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder - I've heard that this is supposed to be a brightening undereye powder and a dupe for the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($3 vs $24!!). I'm very curious as to whether or not this product actually helps bright the undereyes since I have fairly prominent dark circles.

5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V - After months of hearing rave reviews about these liquid lipsticks, I finally picked one up from Sephora for $20. The color I bought is called L.U.V and it's a beautiful bright violet color. I'm super excited to wear this in the spring and summer time!

Have you bought any makeup items recently? Leave me a comment down below with what you have purchased lately!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review + Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review

Hi my lovelies!
How are you guys doing today? It's a beautiful day here in Northern California; the sun is finally shining after a weird thunderstorm that blew in. Plus, yesterday I bought a plane ticket to go to Kauai in October!! If you didn't know, Kauai is my absolute favorite place in the entire world. I'm lucky enough to have a family condo there in Kapaa so I'm able to visit fairly cheaply. I'm super happy to be going back, even if I do have to wait for six months.

Anyway! On to what this post is actually about. A few weeks ago I saw an advert on Youtube for the new Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom lipsticks. The model in the advert was wearing an absolutely stunning lilac lipstick. If you guys didn't know, I dyed my hair purple about two weeks ago so I've recently become obsessed with purple lipstick. I wish I was kidding but within the last two weeks I've purchased 4 new purple lipsticks...4. 4 purple lipsticks in 2 weeks

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review

Since I'm a lisptick addict, of course I didn't just purchase the lilac color from the advert, but four out of the ten shades! I got mine at Target for around $6 each.
I bought the shades Power Peony, Lilac Flush, Orchid Ecstasy, and Coral Burst.

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review

Lets talk about the formula and packaging! The packing for these lipsticks is a typical Maybelline Color Burst lipstick: the chrome tube with a semi-clear colored bullet. The bottom of the lipsticks has a handy swatch of the relative color of each lipstick inside.

The formula is amazing on these. They are so creamy and just slide effortlessly, while still being super pigmented, on the lips. They're all super fun, neon pastel colors that are perfect for the upcoming spring and summer season. I honestly have nothing bad to say about these except the fact that they aren't transfer proof. I was wearing the Lilac Flush color the other day and it came off on my boyfriend's lips really easily when I kissed him goodbye. Otherwise I give these two huge thumbs up!

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review

As you can tell from my arm swatches, these are super bright and pigmented!
I also swatched them on my lips so you could see how the color differs when applied on, rather than just a swatch.
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review - Power Peony
#720 Power Peony - Bright barbie pink
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review - Lilac Flush
#725 Lilac Flush - Blue-based bright lilac purple
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review - orchid Ecstasy
#730 Orchid Ecstasy - Neon fuchsia purple
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick Review - Coral Burst
#740 Coral Burst - Neon pinky-coral

My final thoughts and Review: 
I absolutely love these lipsticks. The colors are so fun, bright, and perfect for the warmer seasons. They're incredibly creamy and pigmented too! Plus, they're super affordable and the range of colors isn't bad. I would highly recommend purchasing any of these lipstick colors if you're in the market for some fun, bright lipstick shades!
  • Fun, pigmented colors
  • Very creamy
  • Inexpensive 
  • Nice range of colors
  • Transfers easily
Rate: 5/5 

What are going to be your go-to lip colors for the spring/summer? Leave a comment down below if there's any fun summer lipstick lipstick shade you think I need to try!

Monday, April 6, 2015

How I Got Rid of My Dry Skin - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Review
If you guys didn't know, I have pretty dry skin. I've dealt with some form of dry skin pretty much my whole life. With the seasons changing really fast here in Northern California, my skin has been absolutely awful the past weeks. I'm talking those dry, flaky patches that make your makeup look bad no matter what you do or what you moisturize with. I pretty much tried every moisturizer out there and nothing worked. Even those heavy duty moisturizing creams weren't helping and I tried a few of them (Ponds, CeraVe, and Olay).

About a week ago (cue music), I was at Target with my boyfriend and I saw a little display for the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizing gel. Honestly, I'm pretty skeptical when it comes to these gimmicky type products but I was at a point of sheer desperation so I decided to purchase them. I got the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra Dry Skin for $19.99 and the Hydro Boost Gel-Eye Cream for $17.99.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How You Can Buy Lush Cheaper Online!

How to buy Lush cheaper

Hi my lovelies! I feel like it's been so long since I posted. The past week has been crazy busy for me so I apologize for the lack of posts!

Anyway, today I have a really exciting post for you all! Now, I don't know about you guys but I am absolutely obsessed with Lush Cosmetics. The downside to Lush, though, is that they're really expensive. Paying $6 for a one time use bath bomb is absolutely crazy when you think about it. (But of course I still do it because I'm addicted). Their bath bombs are my personal favorite because they make your bath water feel like silk and look so beautiful. They're the perfect treat to put an end to a stressful day.

So I have a friend who is currently living in Europe and he told me a little secret about buying lush online: if you live in the United States, buy your Lush from the UK site because it will be cheaper (even with shipping overseas)!

Let me take you on a little adventure to both Lush sites so I can show you how you can buy it cheaper!