Winter Causebox Unboxing

Winter Causebox Unboxing

First impressions, Product reviews, Seasonal, Style, Style hauls, Videos, Winter
Back in December, I received my winter 2018 Causebox right before I was set to leave town for the holidays. I was sick, but I decided to film something anyway and give myself a little editing work to do on my trip. As you can probably guess by today's date, I didn't edit on my trip. But I did get to come back to some hilarious DayQuil-induced footage. And an appearance from my pup Maya! https://youtu.be/u8WaAXMCSe0 Now that I've had these items for a while, I thought I'd give a little update for you here. The Poncho I said in the video that I likely wouldn't wear the poncho outside because "I'm scared," but it's really cute! It's not super practical as it's so open, but it's cute layered over…
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Fall Causebox Unboxing

Fall Causebox Unboxing

Beauty hauls, Fall, First impressions, Product reviews, Seasonal, Style, Style hauls, Videos
As soon as I filmed and edited my Causebox in my Ads Made Me Buy It video, my fall Causebox arrived!  Let's take a look at what's inside. https://youtu.be/hwUsCZUHM78 So far, I've been consistently impressed by the value and variety in these boxes. I've never been interested in subscription boxes, but this one provides useful items that give back.  I know I keep saying this in my videos, too, but the items in these boxes are so nice that any items you don't want would make a great gift for someone else. Everything is full size and good quality. I'm already looking forward to my winter box. If you want to see it, comment below or like the video to let me know!
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Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette

Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette

Eyes, Fall, Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer
I'm finally coming at you with another review, this time for the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions palette. There are four different Obsessions palettes, but this one stood out to me because it has a great variety of colors and is closest to what I normally like to wear. The Details Retails for $27 at Sephora and Huda Beauty's website 9 x 1.3g (0.05 oz) eyeshadows Cruelty-free (and after some digging, I found that the company responded to someone's comment on their website about the Obsession palettes being vegan, but take that as you wish) Here's what Huda Beauty says about this line of mini palettes: A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe. Each Huda Beauty Obsessions…
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Easy Flirty Eye Look for Valentine's Day

Seasonal, Tutorials and Tips, Videos, Winter
Hi! I got a request to do a Valentine's Day look, so I grabbed my reds and pinks and came up with this super easy eye look that looks like it took twice as long to put on as it did. Plus, it uses a few different tones of pink and red, so you can take your pick of just about any pink or red lipstick you have on hand, or go for a classic mauve or nude. I know pink eyeshadows can be scary, because you don't want to look like you have pink eye! But done right, pinks look so soft and fun without straying too far from neutrals. Check out this look, and see how it pairs with different lip colors: https://youtu.be/2Q5GLDpOPQ0 For this look, I used…
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2MT: Fall Colors

2MT: Fall Colors

Fall, Seasonal, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
It's been a long time since I've done a two-minute transformation, so I thought it would be fun to do another one with fall colors. By coincidence, I ended up using all matte eyeshadows. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJhPuHlJd0 The music in this video is by an awesome independent artist named Jasper Sawyer. Check out his YouTube page for all his music! I've linked to his channel in the video description. As for the products, well, I used quite a few: Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation in Ivory Nude NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light 2 Vanilla beautyblender Anastasia Brow Pomade in Soft Brown Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder in Dim Light Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Milani Coming Up Roses Blush in Awakening Rose Becca Highlighter in…
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Cheap + Easy Glitter Lips for Halloween

Cheap + Easy Glitter Lips for Halloween

Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Wow, Colleen's doing a Halloween post? Well, kinda... I've never really gotten into Halloween, except for the candy when I was a kid. Now, I supposed I'd be excited for a costume party just for the fun makeup. So today's post and video are about getting awesome glittery lips without the mess and expense of glitter glue and loose glitter. Does it look exactly the same as if you went through all that trouble? Not completely. But does it still look cool? Yep. I got these glitter singles from Wet 'n Wild a while ago and used them on my eyes a couple times (including in my first 2-minute transformation video). But being the lipstick-lover I am, I naturally began to wonder how these would work on the lips. The…
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MAC Chris Chang Collection

MAC Chris Chang Collection

Beauty hauls, Face, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer, Videos
Hi all! I purchased a few items from the MAC x Chris Chang collection a few weeks back when it first came out. And now I finally have a video trying it all on! Here's what I got: Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder Lipstick in Cloud Gait (Lustre) Lipstick in Plum Princess (Matte) Lipstick in Vermillion Vee (Matte) https://youtu.be/OER5zbUP-kg I had so much fun trying on these bright colors! As of this posting, the collection is still available at MAC's website. Did you try any of these bold shades? Anyone brave enough for that yellow?
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Silk'n Flash&Go Express

Product reviews, Seasonal, Skin, Spring, Summer
I'm going to start this review with the disclaimer. I received this device complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. As always, my reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. Now that that's out of the way, on to the review! The Flash&Go express is an at-home hair removal device that takes 6-8 weeks for a full treatment cycle. All you do is plug the device in, and it powers on. You hear the fan inside going for good measure. It's not so loud that it's scary, but it can be a little intimidating the first time. Once the device is ready to deliver the light, the indicator lights stop cycling and you can set the power level. Here's a pretty major caveat, though: you can't use…
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball: Review and Tutorial

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball: Review and Tutorial

Eyes, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hi all, It's been too long. I was sick as I was moving, ran around all over the place to get furniture and set up the new apartment, and then got sick again. After two weeks of this second illness, I'm finally feeling like I'm in the clear. You can hear in the video that my voice is slightly too deep, as I filmed it last week when I was still coughing a lot... but I was desperate to get something out to you guys! I went to Sephora on a whim recently and got a few samples of eyeliners and skincare to try out, and I decided to check out Urban Decay's new summer products. When I saw that most of their new eyeshadows are duochrome/have some sort of shift to…
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Winter Favorites 2015

Winter Favorites 2015

Seasonal, Videos, Winter
Hey, guys! I just got back from a sunny and warm vacation, so I figured with spring about a week away (!!!), it’s a good time to talk about my winter favorites. You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing monthly favorites. I figured that until I can post videos and blog posts more often, it doesn’t really make sense to spend so much time planning, filming, editing, and writing for my favorites so often when I could be spending that time making more reviews and other helpful videos. So, I thought that sharing my favorites every three-ish months might be more time-effective, and hopefully less repetitive. Let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/DND2UDGnE0A So, jumping right into skincare: Winter is where good skin goes to die. I have…
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Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Beauty steals, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Videos, Winter
Hello, everyone! I'm back at home and enjoying the pre-holiday craziness with my family. I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some amazing, affordable red lipsticks--from bright to sultry, shiny to matte. With holiday parties and family gatherings, you're bound to need more than one (or at least that's what I tell myself when I see how much lipstick I have)! http://youtu.be/Bak7sSkBscA   Products Mentioned: https://flic.kr/p/qw7dMK Covergirl Lip Perfection Pencil in Passion Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva Rimmel Lasting Finish Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil in Wine https://flic.kr/p/qeykph L'Oreal La Laque in I Laque You A Lot (shine) ELF Matte Lipcolor in Rich Red (matte) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red (shine) Wet 'n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sunset Siren…
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