Blue Mascara: Does it Work?

Blue Mascara: Does it Work?

Eyes, Product reviews
I got to try out a weird product: Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue Mascara. I know colorful mascara isn't new, and it might not be all that weird to some people, but it was definitely a more out-there, trendy thing for me to use. I was sent this mascara (along with an eyeliner) by Influenster. I've talked about them many times before, but they sometimes send me "voxboxes" with complimentary products for review. I'm not compensated for these reviews, and all opinions are my own. If you're interested in signing up, feel free to use my referral link. Note: this isn't an affiliate link, and I'm not paid when you click it. If you use it to create an account, I get points on my "impact score" that may increase my…
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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (2/27 RELEASE)

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (2/27 RELEASE)

Eyes, Product reviews, Videos
Hi everyone, Somehow I lucked out with a sample of the soon-to-be launched Benefit Roller Lash Mascara! I was at Sephora on my birthday (yes, ON my birthday...where else would I spend it?) and was given the sample as I was checking out. The woman who gave it to me said it was because I'm VIB Rouge, but I think non-Rouge members could still be able to get a sample if you find the right person and ask very nicely! Anyway, my first question when I got the sample was, "How does it compare to They're Real?" I talk about that in the video below... and show you the mascara in action. But first, here's what's on the box: "Super-curling & lifting mascara" "Hook 'n' Roll brush patent-pending hook design…
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October Favorites

October Favorites

Videos
So... I only posted ONE substantial post last month, and that was my September favorites. Needless to say, it was a tough month for me. I did a bad job scheduling my courses this semester, so I pretty much get slammed in the beginning of the week, and by the time I'm out of it, I crash. Every week. Luckily at this point my regular assignments are being replaced by long-term final projects, so I can at least have some control over my days now. I already have two more videos ready to go, and a third I'll be posting somewhere in the middle (Sephora VIB Haul coming up!!). Ok. No more excuses. I've got some great favorites this month. Watch them DANCE: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-g83mfCSo] I mentioned in my feedback…
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Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Review

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Review

Eyes, Face, Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Videos
Hi all, I wanted to get a review up for this because I'm not sure how long it will be in stores! I've also been using all three of these products since I got the set, and I can't wait to share them with you. https://flic.kr/p/pvTG1K Shadow Insurance I'll talk about this product first, as I already had a full-sized tube and have been using this for quite a while now. Mine needed some shaking/mixing after I bought it, because a watery clear substance was coming out before the actual product. But once I got through that phase, this tube has lasted me a long, long time. This eyelid primer definitely makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it's nice and light so it has a very natural look and feel…
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Empties #1

Empties #1

Empties and purges, Product reviews
Hello! I noticed while I was moving out of my dorm room that I had quite a few makeup items that I had used up or that I wanted to toss out, so I thought it would be a good time to write my first empties post! It's finally time to say goodbye to my tube of Diorshow mascara. I had mixed feelings about this mascara, but I was lagging on actually throwing it out. I don't see myself repurchasing this, at least not for the near future, as I'm still going to be on a student's budget for another year. Next I have two eyeliner samples from Clinique. They look like they'd have a lot of product in them, but they don't. All you get is the little bit…
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March Favorites

March Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi everyone, March was a good month for me, mainly because it's actually starting to warm up here! I only have a few favorites this month. I kept it simple the past few weeks. I can't wait to see what you guys were loving this month, too! Garnier BB Creams - original and oily/combination skin formula I've been using these BB creams a lot this month for lighter coverage during those days I'm just going to class and back. I like both mixing them together and wearing them alone. I almost feel like I'm getting my normal skin back - the harsh winter made my skin so dry and flaky! Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara I've used this mascara a ton this month, and I think it will run out fairly…
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My December Makeup Basket

My December Makeup Basket

Tags
Hey all, I've realized lately that I have a lot of products I haven't used in a while, so to make sure I'm getting the most out of my stash, I'm pulling a few products out this month and using them throughout the month. I'm not going to restrict myself to just these products, especially because I'll be going home in a couple of weeks, but this will help me use up what I already own and hopefully rediscover some amazing products! Let's unpack it... Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Ivory (20): I got this foundation about a year ago after I heard about it on YouTube, but found that it gave me dry patches around my nose and chin. I definitely want to try this again now that I've…
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August Favorites

August Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi all, Instead of a Sunday Spotlight this week, I'll be doing my August Favorites, since today's the first day of September! I can't believe how quickly this month went by, even when I had so much to do. I'm finally settling into my dorm room and class schedule... it definitely feels like I've had more than one week of classes so far. Anyway... https://flic.kr/p/qb6g4A Let's dive in! Face https://flic.kr/p/pvDLFL Garnier BB Cream Oily/Combination Formula in Light/Medium I've been using this BB cream just about every day this month. I love how light it is while still providing great coverage. Is definitely perfect for summer! I'll be doing a comparison post of the two different formulas of this BB cream very soon, so keep an eye open! https://flic.kr/p/qszCrf Milani Baked…
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Diorshow Mascara

Diorshow Mascara

Eyes, Product reviews
When I returned the NARS Larger than Life lengthening mascara that I really disliked from a few weeks ago, I decided to again try something new and went for Diorshow. It's rated so highly on Sephora's website that I thought it was worth a try. The wand is very big, which made it a bit difficult to work with for me. I had some trouble reaching the inner and outer lashes without accidentally depositing way too much product. However, when used carefully, it did look quite nice: https://flic.kr/p/qb6P45 The claim on this mascara is that it's buildable for customizable drama, without clumping. I didn't really find this to be true. It is definitely more buildable than most other mascaras I've tried, but it did start to look a bit clumpy…
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