Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Roundup: Christmas Edition

I've been having a hard time getting posts up while I'm on vacation because I don't have my laptop with me. But I wanted to share some pictures from Christmas and the holidays. I'm currently in Atlantic Beach, FL which is a nice little shabby chic beach town. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: LORAC Breakthrough Foundation in SMS 1

I bought this on the LORAC event on HauteLook because someone else bought the palette I wanted and I still wanted to get something because of the good deals. Very logical right? Anyway, as a spoiler  alert, I'm going to tell you that this foundation frustrates me to no end because they listed the color SMS 1 as porcelain. It's also the lightest shade. And I would say the color is similar to an NC 25. Which is waaaaay too dark for me. And I don't know of a single person who considers NC 25 "porcelain". Regardless, it's a good foundation and it's on sale right now on the LORAC website. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Glossybox: First Impressions

I got my second box from GlossyBox today. Which I was really happy about because I was supposed to get it Monday according to the tracking. But I will be in Florida Monday and would therefore have to  wait until January to open it. 

I also decided to do a first impressions post and review post for my Glossybox. Because by the time I get around to reviewing it, especially skin care products, it will probably no longer be December. 
Also, you can sometimes get Glossyboxes until the end of the month, but this one is sold out unfortunately. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Roundup: Fly Away Edition

So I realized that while I post a lot of my everyday makeup, I have never really shown what I wear when I go out. It's usually dark so the lighting is not so hot. But for a party a couple days ago I did some burgundy eyes with winged liner and really intense false lashes. I paired that with a nude lip.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Comparison of 3 Popular BB Creams

I don't use foundation very much. I do however, wear BB Cream everyday. 

I think the Skin 79 Hot Pink, Missha Perfect Cover and Lioele BB Creams are the most talked about in the beauty world, and I'll give you my take on them. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Shadows I Have Been Reaching For Lately

I really wanted to do this post because I feel like I never talk about eyeshadows. I have a lot of them, so I try not to buy new ones. And using up an eyeshadow is pretty difficult, so they never make it to my empties posts. Anyway, these are the ones that I have been using most often. I really don't like to include products that have been discontinued in my posts, but that's just a fact that we all use some. I did however, add dupes for the ones that are no longer available. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Influenster's Jolly Vox Box 2013*

I signed up for Influenster a while ago, and I finally got my first Vox Box. For those of you who don't know, Influenster is a community where they send you complimentary products and you review them on your blog/youtube/what have you. Even though these products were free, I am definitely going to give my honest opinion. I'm also not compensated for reviews or anything. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Haul: Oil Cleansing Method?

I think that I am finally read to hop on the oil cleansing bandwagon. My skin has just been so dry that I can't use regular cleansers, even soap free ones, without looking flaky the next day. So after reading up about all different types of oils, I decided to take the plunge and try it out. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Review: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

I bought this after seeing it in video on youtube and because it was on Amazon Prime (which sways a lot of my beauty decisions). And overall, I think it's a good BB Cream. It definitely deserves the hype it gets. I also really like the packaging. It's cute. The box also came shrink wrapped, which was a definite plus and not something I experienced with other BB creams. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

What's in my (School) Bag?

I've seen a couple of bloggers do these types of posts and they look like a lot of fun, so I gave it a go. I mostly carry around my school tote since that's where I am most days, so I decided that that would be a lot more fitting an a purse post. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Travel Makeup

Traveling. Also known as when sample hoarding comes in handy. When traveling inside the US, I usually only take a carry on with me due to all of the baggage fees and whatnot. So I have very minimal space to work with. For Christmas break this year, I'm going to Atlantic Beach, Florida, and I'm going to be taking just the essentials with me. I tend to wear very little makeup on vacation anyway. But it is nice to have some options in case I decided to go out to dinner or something. Here's what I'm taking. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review: The New Black Demi Lovato Studded 3 Piece Nail Set

Apparently Demi Lovato has been collaborating with The New Black, and they have released a series of 5 different sets. And they were released on November 1st at Ulta and I received the "Studded" set from one of my good friends, and I'm really glad I got a chance to try it out. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday Round Up on a Saturday: Secret Santas and Gnomes

Caramel Pop Corn is probably my absolute favorite fall/winter treat, and one of my housemates was nice enough to bring some from home. It was delicious. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Black Friday Haul

Since I prefer to do Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my own home and online, I had to wait a little bit to get my items. But here is what I got on Black Friday. No makeup surprisingly. 

November 2013 Glossybox

So I finally decided to jump into the world of beauty boxes. And I decided to go with Glossybox. They are little for expensive than other boxes ($21), but they do send samples and full size products of more deluxe brands. Also, they don't have a wait list. 

I really wanted to this post to be like a whole unveiling of the boxing and showing off the pretty packaging, but one of the products (hair oil)  exploded over everything during shipping. I contacted Glossybox, and they told me that while they would like to send me a replacement, they are sold out of the November box. Instead, they added 1000 Glossypoints (the equivalent of one box) to my account for future purchases. I would have preferred a new box because I really wanted to try the product that got everywhere but I suppose this is okay. On the plus side, they replied rather quickly (2 days) to my email. Therefore,  I won't be showing off too much of the box as it is rather oily. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Face of the Day: Liner and a bit of Smoke

I wasn't feeling too creative today, so I just did some winged liner and a tiny bit of a smoked eye in the crease. I also used very very glittery Urban Decay shadows, and I'm surprised they don't show up on camera that much.