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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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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July Favorites

July Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi guys! You may have noticed my posts and videos slowing down a bit this past month, and that's due to my feeling ill for probably about half the month overall. But I've spent that time in bed planning out my posts for the rest of my time here in Virginia (only two weeks!?!), so hopefully I'll be back at it in full force this month! A lot of my favorites are combinations of things, so this looks like a lot of products, but once you group them up it's not too bad.   Garnier BB Cream Combo   I love the Garnier BB creams, and lately I've been loving the two different types (original and oily/combination) mixed together. I wrote a post about these last fall, so check that…
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My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Spring
Hey! As the weather has warmed up here, I've found myself reaching for those bright, pick-me-up colors. I thought I'd share my favorite drugstore spring lipsticks first, because it's much more practical to try out bold lipsticks when you're only shelling out a few dollars. SO BEAUTIFUL :') You'll notice I didn't choose to use sheer colors or pastels, and this is because I have larger lips and have trouble pulling those off. I also think lipsticks that pack a little more punch go with a lot more looks, and are more customizable when it comes to coverage. Spring doesn't limit you to easter egg colors! Corals I've got two coral lipsticks in my rotation, one that's more pink and one that's more orange. If you're warm-toned like me, these will…
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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Lips, Product reviews
I've accumulated these matte balms over the past couple of months since they came out, and I think they are some of the best matte lip colors you can get. I have three shades: Sultry, Standout, and Shameless Packaging: These balms come in packaging just like the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, except the packaging is matte. The balm is in a jumbo pencil form, which is nice for tracing around the lips precisely, and it twists up to about an additional inch of product. The color of the packaging is true to the lip color, so guessing shades is easy. Product: These balms are extremely pigmented (those swatches above are all with one swipe), and they do stain the lips. They have a similar minty smell to the balm stains and feel…
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Summer Nail Colors

Summer Nail Colors

Nails, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer
Happy Sunday! For my second Sunday Spotlight, I thought I'd focus on summer nail colors. I know everyone's wondering where the summer went and starting to gear up for fall, but if that's making you sad, let me remind you that fall doesn't technically start until the end of September. So go on ahead and treat yourself to a bright and summery manicure---you have time! Now let's talk COLOR! I've picked out my favorite summer colors from what I have with me right now: https://flic.kr/p/qb5qrU From left to right: 1 Revlon nail polish in Revlon Red (680) - A beautiful, bright cherry red. It's that classic red that looks great all year long. It goes on very opaque, so you only need one or two coats. 2 Hot Topic nail…
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May Favorites

May Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Happy first day of June, everyone! May was a crazy month for me. I finished up my junior year of college, ended my job as an RA, moved out of my dorm (I've done this three times, but it seems like a huge feat each time), and got myself across the country to live at home for a summer internship. It was difficult to remember which products I was using the most this month because everything was changing so much, and I left a lot of my makeup behind for the summer. But, it didn't take long for me to pull a few favorites aside. Face Makeup Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder - 010 Fair This has become my go-to setting powder each morning. It sets my makeup and lessens…
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