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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Fall Hauls: ASOS and Sephora VIB Rouge Sale

Beauty hauls, Style hauls
I haven't posted a video in a while, so here's two! I ordered a few fall items from ASOS, and made two orders during the two 20% off sales at Sephora for VIB Rouge members. I hope you enjoy watching these, and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American readers! ASOS haul: https://youtu.be/DmrGmpZvxzg Sephora haul: https://youtu.be/OInJOdfg4tA More photos of the makeup and skincare are coming with my reviews. Hang tight! Until next time,
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Levi’s Haul Try-On and Review

Levi’s Haul Try-On and Review

Style, Style hauls
I was in serious need of some new jeans recently, so I bought a few pairs from Levi's when they were running a 30% off promotion. That definitely makes these fairly expensive jeans more reasonable! I wanted to check out the Wedgie fit, which has blown up online over the past couple months. I also wanted to grab a few high-waisted pairs because I had one pair I was wearing to death. I ended up getting a few styles: the Wedgie Fit, 721 High Rise Skinny, Mile High Skinny, and 311 Shaping Skinny. Before I review the fit of each pair, take a look at the (super short) try-on video I made. https://youtu.be/YJorjE1rLOk Overall, these fit pretty nicely! Wedgie Fit in Desert Delta Inspired by vintage Levi’s jeans, hugs your…
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Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Off Haul 2016

Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Off Haul 2016

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hello! Very exciting video and post here. I haven't gone shopping in a long time, so I was really excited to go out and get a few (or a lot) of things! I go through what I got in this video. Keep scrolling for photos and swatches of all the products! If you see something you'd like a review for (whether video, blog post, or both), let me know in the comments. I always prioritize requests over whatever I have planned, so don't be shy  :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2A2HeqcmIE I had so much fun filming this haul, and I really hope you enjoyed watching it! Now, let's take a closer look at everything I got. Just an FYI before we jump into all these photos: I tried my darndest to get the colors…
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Trying on Bold Lipsticks from the Drugstore

Trying on Bold Lipsticks from the Drugstore

Beauty hauls, Lips, Product reviews, Videos
I'M LOVING THIS WEIRD LIPSTICK TREND. Also, I love starting all my blog posts with all caps... Lots of brands are coming out with bold, crazy lipsticks. Now it's easy to get them from the drugstore, too! I grabbed a few shades of the new Maybelline Loaded Bolds collection, and some new shades from the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick collection. I also had Stone Fox from their original shades too. Here are the Maybelline shades I got... Left to right: Maybelline Loaded Bolds in Gone Greige, Wickedly White, Chocoholic, Violet Vixen, and Sapphire Siren Gone Greige is a beautiful nude-but-not-boring shade. It's a true matte and goes on really pigmented and smooth. It will definitely be my most-used of the bunch. I've been looking for a "greige" lipstick and this one is excellent (and…
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VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

VIB Rouge Exclusives: Info, Dupes, and Similar Products

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Comparisons, Face, Lips, Nails, Product reviews, Videos
I'M SO GLAD THAT THIS VIDEO + BLOG POST ARE FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY. I've been working on this since February. That's right, February, as in five months ago. Basically, finding dupes takes time, and every time I thought I was done, Sephora kept coming out with more VIB Rouge exclusives! Not to mention all the traveling and the fact that I work full-time. Even at the time I'm posting this, there's been at least one more item added, continually out of stock, and I'm NOT waiting another five months! I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me... I'm sure you understand the dreaded "out of stock" message anyway! VIB Rouge exclusive products are certain shades of popular products that are exclusive to VIB Rouge members. I…
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Makeup from Sephora Paris

Makeup from Sephora Paris

Beauty hauls
Hello! I'm really excited about today's post because I've been holding onto these items since I got back from my trip to Paris last month. I got to go to Paris for work so I could meet some of my team members I (obviously) hadn't had the chance to meet in the year since I've been at my job. But despite needing to clock in at the office, I got to spend a weekend and the evenings there for exploring. After that, I went over to Berlin to meet up with some family and learn about my grandfather's childhood there during WWII. It was a fantastic trip (until I got my phone stolen, but that's a different story...). Anyway, while in Paris, I made sure to visit Sephora's flagship store on…
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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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Morphe Eyeshadows, Blushes, and Brushes

Morphe Eyeshadows, Blushes, and Brushes

Beauty hauls, Eyes, Face, First impressions, Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Tools, Videos
Hello! I saw Morphe on Hautelook recently and decided to try out a few of their products. I got a brush set, a blush palette, and an eyeshadow palette. You can see me use these products for the first time in my video. https://youtu.be/V2kL7whjtes As you just saw, the brushes were just not what I expected. The bristles are much less dense than my other brushes, and the blending brush was shedding on me in the first use! The smaller eye brushes seem to be fine in terms of shedding, but those are a lot harder to get wrong. I still haven't tried the stippling brushes... I'm scared. I do like the variety of brushes in this set, though, and I think it could be a good starter kit for…
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Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Beauty hauls, Eyes, First impressions, Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Hi all, I grabbed a few new things and thought I'd do a combo first impressions and try-on video. I got Wet 'n Wild's eyeshadow palette in Coming in Latte, Illumi-naughty concealer pen in Posing Nude, Velvet Matte Lip Color in Hickory Smoked, and Maybelline's Color Tattoo Crayon in Barely Beige. Check out my first impressions and wear for day 1: https://youtu.be/gTVDQYWayhw I wore a couple of these products on the second day, just to see if I felt differently about anything. The concealer looked better, but I still prefer the tried-and-true Maybelline version. I think if you're on a budget and aren't too picky, this is a great option, though. I wore the Color Tattoo Crayon alone without a primer, and by the end of the day it was clumped up…
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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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