Sephora VIB haul + I'm alive!

Sephora VIB haul + I'm alive!

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hey, guys! I know I've been gone a long time. I talk a little bit about what's been making my life so crazy in the video and at the end of this post. What's really important here is that I had some fun for the Sephora VIB/VIB Rouge 20% off sale last month! Point perks: NEW GlamGlow FlashMud and belif aqua bomb. Can't wait to try these! Clarisonic replacement brush heads--my usual yearly stock-up. Face masks that I won't say much about because I've got something planned out for these... philosophy cleanse, refine, and renew set to try their at-home facial products. Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo, which I didn't realize was such a big deal until I had already purchased it and people were complaining that it was…
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Haul: Sephora, Hautelook, Forever 21

Haul: Sephora, Hautelook, Forever 21

Beauty hauls, Style, Style hauls, Videos
Hey guys! Life's been crazy lately as I get ready to move next week. YEEE! Anyway, I finally got my haul footage together for you. The Sephora items are from the 15% off VIB sale... ages ago. My bad. The Hautelook items are also makeup related because I needed some new bags/organizers for traveling, and Trina Turk happened to have a flash sale going on! Then, I revamped my jewelry collection with Forever 21. I'm slowly starting to realize that I'm getting to be too old for most of those stores as my main shopping spots, but jewelry is OK, right?? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video. :) http://youtu.be/7yo6WEFg1rI Here's a list of everything I got Sephora - Point perks: Living Proof texture spray, 500-point makeup bag with samples…
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HUGE Haul: Christmas gifts, Sephora, Drugstore

Beauty hauls, Style, Style hauls, Videos
Hi guys, I hope you all had a great holiday! I've been enjoying time with my family. I wanted to share with you a few things I got for Christmas, along with items I've picked up over the past month. The video also includes my camera shy, football-watching boyfriend, who's visiting me right now. http://youtu.be/AIZdxBNbpD0 Products Mentioned: Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Radiant and Ivory Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze in Brunette Ardell 110 Lashes Twin Pack Up & Up Precision Blender Sponge Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Z-Palette Benjabelle Daisy Brush Tree Sigma Brush Cleaning Glove (2nd version) First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Lavanilla Healthy Deodorant (original scent) Clarisonic Smart Profile System + Deep Pore Cleanser sample…
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Sephora VIB Haul 2014

Sephora VIB Haul 2014

Beauty hauls, Videos
Earlier this month was my favorite makeup holiday of the year: Sephora's annual 20% off VIB sale. I take this shopping trip very seriously. I went armed with multiple lists and a friend. And when a few things I wanted weren't in stock, I went online and ordered more the next morning. However, you've probably noticed that this post is going up pretty late, considering how it's been about three weeks since the sale. I didn't actually get my package until a week and a half after I placed my order because Sephora was backed up, but they were really great about the delay and gave me 250 points. After that, I went through two attempts to film the haul and had to edit the video on top of finishing my first…
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Giveaway Unboxing!

Giveaway Unboxing!

Beauty hauls
Hi, everyone! I'm so excited because I received my giveaway prize from Gillian of Pretty Trippy. I truly love reading her blog, and I'm so grateful to have won so many awesome goodies! I tried making an unboxing video, but it didn't go super well, so we're going to do a blog version. Let's take a peek inside...   So organized! At the top there was a note and a surprise: Part of what makes this giveaway prize special is how much collecting Gillian did! She included tons of skincare samples that I can't wait to dig into. These weren't included in her giveaway announcement, but another great surprise!   Clockwise: Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil Shiseido Oil-Control 3-step Skincare Lumene BB Cream in 02 Medium L'Occitane Creme Precieuse Guerlain Lingerie…
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Summer Ulta Haul!

Summer Ulta Haul!

Beauty hauls, Seasonal, Summer, Videos
Hey guys, I was able to get to Ulta last weekend (thanks to a fellow intern with a car and a love for makeup shopping), and I got... quite a few things. NYX and a couple other brands were 40% off, so I took advantage of that, as well as knocked some other items off my list. And if you don't feel like reading, there's a video at the end of this post! Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge https://flic.kr/p/qsA1r7 https://flic.kr/p/qqnqdC People have talked about this being a dupe for the Beauty Blender, and I just had to check it out for myself. I was able to find ONE in the whole store (full story in the video), so I'm hoping to do a comparison video with the three makeup sponges…
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CVS Haul | June 2014

CVS Haul | June 2014

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hi, guys! Very exciting times--I made a video to show what I got at CVS yesterday. I know it's not perfect, and in fact I'm super nervous posting it knowing that there are obvious flaws, but we've all gotta start somewhere, right? Please watch, enjoy, and let me know what you think! I definitely want to keep at it and get better, so suggestions are welcomed. First thing on my list for next time is to fix the lighting... Next is to find some better video editing software while I'm away from home this summer (I'm rocking iMovie 2010 here after getting used to Adobe Premiere Pro). [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2algRRKM0?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In my haul: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Copper Chic (wearing in the video) Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Candied Toffees…
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ELF Studio Haul + First Impressions

ELF Studio Haul + First Impressions

Beauty hauls, First impressions, Product reviews
Hi everyone, ELF had a 50% off deal for their Studio line, so even after all that birthday shopping I did last month, I decided to take advantage! Makeup Lock and Seal I haven't heard much about this product, but it was kind of a "what the heck" addition to my cart as I checked out. This is a clear solution to use with pigments or powder eyeshadows to intensify the color and make it last longer, so I'll definitely be using this soon to see if it does those things. Lip Liner and Blending Brush in Fuchsia I've been looking for a bright pink lip liner to go with some of my brighter lipsticks for spring and summer, so I decided to try this one. The brush came a…
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Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Beauty hauls, Style, Style hauls
Hi, everyone! I got some things I've been lusting after (and then some) for my birthday, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. But I feel the need to start off with a warning: I went a little crazy. I never shop like this and probably won't buy too much more for a long time, so be prepared for a long post... Sephora Of course, I had to go to Sephora. I had some store credit from a return and decided to go against my natural instinct to save it up and splurge on something fun. I have two from the Rouge Volupte Shine line and really wanted to try the original Rouge Volupte line. I got #29 Rose Opera: The scent and feel of this lipstick is similar to…
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Sephora + Drugstore Haul and First Impressions

Sephora + Drugstore Haul and First Impressions

Beauty hauls, First impressions, Product reviews
Hey guys, I got a little shopping in as I'm settling back into my dorm and gearing up for my last semester of undergrad (yikes!). Let's get started... Sephora Stila Holiday Essentials Kit I picked up this Stila set because I've been really wanting to try out the stay all day liner pen and the powder version of Kitten. Another lip sample is just a bonus! The liner was much more wet than I thought it would be, it's very much a liquid liner despite the felt tip. It was very pigmented and I didn't need to go over it other than to smooth it out. It also really did last all day, and I trust that it would get me through any weather or sweat I could encounter. Kitten…
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Influenster Varsity Voxbox

Influenster Varsity Voxbox

Beauty hauls, First impressions, Product reviews
Hi all, I got another voxbox from Influenster recently, and I've been trying out the products so I can show you what I got along with some first impressions! If you don't know what Influenster is, check out my first voxbox post for a description. Essentially, these products were sent to me for reviewing purposes, but as always, this review will contain my honest experiences and opinions. Now for the box... https://flic.kr/p/qb6aHq The box came with "college essentials." Here's a list of the products and their retail value: 3 small samples and coupons for Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash - the bottle costs $6.49 Airheads Xtreme Bites - $1.69 for a 6 oz. bag Kiss Nail Dress - $6.99 at Walgreens NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping &…
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Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Style, Style hauls
Hey, girls! The best time to catch sales is between seasons, as stores are trying to clear the shelves to make room for the next batch of stuff. I went to Target and Ulta a couple weeks ago and decided to try some products I haven't tried before, and went back to Ulta last weekend, so now I have two trips worth of products to show you! I don't usually like to shop at Ulta for drugstore products (it's often more expensive, and I'm not in love with their coupon and rewards systems), but it's worth it when there are any deals or sales going on. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know my first impressions of these products as I've been starting to use them. Trip 1 - Target…
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