Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Black Friday Haul

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Welcome to part two of my makeup haul that I said I was going to post. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I will be doing the other half of my beauty haul which consists of items I purchased during that Black Friday~Cyber Monday week due to the sick online deals. Before I get started, here is an excerpt from my previous post talking about Aleppo...

"Some of you may know about the conflict that is going on in Aleppo, Syria and how devastating it is (here are two sources talking about the conflict, The New York Times and The Washington Post). If any of you can mention this anywhere and/or donate, it would be greatly appreciated. I donated money to Doctors without Borders here, they are currently working on victims of the conflict. Here are some other sites/groups who are helping people of the crisis."

Without a further-a-do, let us get started!

MAC

Mac won the wallet this year with their 25% off each product, plus free shipping. I got a plethora of things because I thought this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Starting off, I picked up the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact and the MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl (not pictured in any of the photos because I forgot, lol). If you follow Townhouse Palette's Facebook Fan Page, I have been reposting makeup videos, new products, etc. One of which was this video by MAC where they used the palette and cream color in the look and I instantly told myself that I need to have it. I really liked how simple and flawless the makeup which is most likely because the model has already had her glo-up. 

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Other bits include MAC Prep+Prime Lip Primer, MAC's Lipstick in Ruby Woo, and MAC's Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Dance With Me. The lip primer was a request from my sister, so I do not know what to think of it. Ruby Woo is definitely a cult makeup product that was bound to end up in my collection. As for the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor, I am not the biggest fan of matte lips and have never heard anyone talk about these, so I thought I would give it a chance.

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Glossier

One thing was snatched from Glossier and that was their Stretch Concealer in Dark 30. Straight off the bat, I can say that is for people with very nice skin because this is a particularly thin concealer. A review is to come eventually because I need more experience with it to give an honest opinion.

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Clinique 

The last item was a freebie from Macys and it is the Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Crimson. It came in a special holiday packaging plastered with red lip illustrations and little phrases, Which is much more preferred than the original because it is much cuter ^_^

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That ends my post! Tell me in the comments what you copped on Black Friday/Cyber Monday because I like hearing about a good deal.

Happy Tuesday ^_^
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Friday, December 16, 2016

New Drugstore Makeup Bits

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It has been another hot minute since I last posted a blog post. However, I am relieved to say that I have finished up my finals and that I am now on winter break. I thought a great way to slide back into blogging was to talk about new products I have gotten over the course of a few months. I have collected so many new things that this post will be split into two; one being this post and another being a Black Friday Haul. If any of you would like a review on any specific product, let me know below. Before I get started, I wanted to talk about something really important. 

Some of you may know about the conflict that is going on in Aleppo, Syria and how devastating it is (here are two sources talking about the conflict, The New York Times and The Washington Post). If any of you can mention this anywhere and/or donate, it would be greatly appreciated. I donated money to Doctors without Borders here, they are currently working on victims of the conflict. Here are some other sites/groups who are helping people of the crisis. 

Thank you and now on to the post...

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NYX Lip Liners

For Halloween, I picked up two new lip liners as I was running out of my Perfect Spice from Too Faced (mentioned here and here). I grabbed the NYX Lip Liners in Hot Red (SPL817) and in Nude Pink (SPL858). I got them from my local CVS for about $5.00. Color-wise, Nude Pink was not what I was wanted, which was mostly my fault. Nude Pink is too pink to be used with MAC's Velvet Teddy, which is that middle-ground nude color. Formula-wise, they are a bit drying on the lips and they take a few swipes to fill in all the creases on the lips, but they apply pretty smoothly. 


Maybelline Master Conceal

I tried a new concealer which was the Maybelline Master Conceal in 30 Light/Medium. I picked out a color that is a bit too cool for my skin tone. Which is again, hahaha, is my fault *upside down smiling emoji*. I have to say I like the formula and coverage though ^_^

Ardell Demi-Wispies Eyelashes

Moving into eyes, I think I have found my favorite eyelashes of all-time. They are the ever-so-famous Ardell Demi-Wispies. They are cheap (for lashes), they are nice quality, and they look very flattering on the eyes. They are not too dramatic, but they take your eye game to the next level. Highly recommend.

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H&M Infinite Impact Eyeshadows

For eyeshadows, I have been pleasantly surprised with the H&M Infinite Impact Eyeshadows. I have Obsidian, Mojave, with Sahara Dawn and Cocoa Mauve, both picked up on Black Friday. I like the shadows and I am still playing around with them. I have tried Obsidian and Mojave, both are decently pigmented and apply pretty smooth.

Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner

I am tired of pencil and pen eyeliners because they never turn out nice on my eye, so I have resorted back to my trusty gel eyeliner. Right now, I am using the Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner in Blackest Black which I have been loving lately. I have always known this as an alternative to other gel eyeliners, but I was properly introduced to this by my friend Sana who had it in her makeup stash.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

Next, I have gotten my hands on the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (601). I had purchased this because I needed an opaque base for a smokey eye look I was trying to do for my Halloween Costume. It is pretty good, it does have a bit of a wet formula, so setting it is crucial and blending is a must.

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*Left to right: H&M's Obsidian, H&M's Mojave, NYX's Black Bean, NYX's Nude Pink, and NYX's Hot Red

Elf Flawless Concealer Brush

I have purchased the Elf Flawless Concealer Brush because I have been using a flat concealer brush for years and it was time for a switch up. It is really soft and blends my concealer very well, I like to go over the edges of my concealer with my beauty blender just to ensure everything is blended. However, this gets the job done.


Elf Daily Brush Cleaner

Finally, I have the Elf Daily Brush Cleaner which I use it to spot clean my brushes daily when my brushes need a pick me up after being beaten with products. It is not a deep cleanser for my brushes, but a cleanser for in-between uses, Think of it as a dry shampoo for brushes...

Those were some of the items I have gotten over the course of two-three months. Expect a Black Friday Haul soon as I am working on that at the moment. If you have time, please share the news about Syria for the sake of the innocent who are wrapped up in the horror.

Have a good weekend!

Also sending love and support to Aleppo.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler

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I am not someone who styles her hair frequently. Not because I want to, but because I afraid to. I remember while growing up, my mom scaring me into not using hot tools for my hair saying that if I do, my hair will fall out. If that does not scare you, then you are living life to the greatest potential. 
I mentioned in my Autumnal Makeup post that I would be doing a review on the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler. They contacted me towards the beginning of August asking me to review their straightener, and three months later, I have fully developed thoughts on the product.

Starting off, the iron retails for $149, which makes it a luxury iron comparable in price to the Sedu Revolution and the NuMe Flat Iron. However, as of November 13th, if you create an account with Irresistible Me, the straightener is $104 as an early Black Friday sale. The straightener comes in a hard boarded box that flips open, so it is fully protected when it arrives. 

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Here is what the iron promises on the website...
  • a 360° mobile cord that swivels around following your every move
  • a thumb print and cool tips for a steady grip and to avoid burning your fingers
  • all buttons are on the inside so you don't accidentally change the settings
  • shuts down automatically in 30 minutes
  • gets hot (450F/230C) really fast, in up to 15 seconds
  • intelligent heat display that lets you see the temperature all the time
  • it is super light and comes in a beautifully designed box with magnetic closing that you can use to store it
  • it automatically changes the temperature display to Celsius or Fahrenheit, depending on the supplied voltage, making it perfect for traveling
  • the 1'' floating plate self-adjusts, eliminating any pressure points, so that the iron can work through your hair smoothly without pulling

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When I picked it up for the first time, I was shocked by how light it was. That immediately translated into me telling myself that the iron was cheap in quality. Which I would later be proved wrong...

I noticed that the chord swiveled which was a plus when I put my iron down it does not fall down. Also, it has a digital monitor on the top arm of the straightener. 

Prior to this iron, I used a drugstore one and the NuMe, which was good, but not great. I noticed that the NuMe pulled on my hair frequently, while the Diamond has pretty smooth plates that did not pull on strands of hair.

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The iron heats up very fast, I mean very fast. It honestly takes tens of seconds to heat up to your desired temperature. It also cools down fairly quickly, which is nice when I want to straighten my fringe after doing my actual head of hair. It also has a light up bar on the top arm of the iron that visually shows how hot the iron is, much like a thermometer. 

I like the variation in temperature being 260 F to 450 F, so you can choose what temperature you want and know in the future what temperature your hair straightens well at because of the digital gauge. Also, you get do touch ups without using the extremely high temperature. 

Since of the 1" plates, the straightener can also be used as a hair curler. I have heard from a lot of people with short hair that using a straighter to curl hair is more reliable than a wand. 

For myself, I straighten my hair at 350-370 F depending on the day. The iron works very well on my hair where my hair is not overly thick, but each strand is thicker than average. Something I noticed is that with 370 F, I was able to get my hair completely pin-straight, even the ends, which I could not even do with my NuMe at 450 F. So kudos to that.

Not to get dramatic, but I have never been able to curl my hair with a straightener, however, now I can with this iron. The plate area of the iron is incredibly thin making it very easy curl my hair. I will insert a snap chat photo of my hair waved using the iron to the left. 

Which brings me to my next point of that plates are smooth enough not to pull on the hair, but are able to grip onto the hair. I think we all have experienced our strands of hair sliding out of the iron when we pull it down. I mean it still happens, especially when I try to style to large of strands. It just doesn't happen that much with this iron.

I have two gripes with this product, one being the price, it is $149 which is pretty hefty in my opinion. You are able to return the product if you don't like which is good and get a refund. The other reason, which hard to explain, is that the arms of straightener are a bit loose from the base. So, the two arms do move. Here is a gif of what I am talking about below.

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*the GIF looks a lot more dramatic than it actually is, so be weary of that*

Overall, I love the iron! It works very well with my hair type and is adjustable if my friends/family want to use it as well. It is expensive, but when it is on sale for $100 definitely look into buying it because it is a lot better than irons at the drugstore. I would recommend to my friends, but here is a chart of all the leading straighteners on the market. 

Name | PriceRatings Depending on Website

Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler | $149 |  4.5/5 (84 reviews on amazon.com), 5/5 (20 reviews on irresistibleme.com)

GHD Classic 1" Inch Styler | $149 | 4.5/5 (514 reviews on sephora.com), 4.4/5 (113 reviews on ulta.com), 4.5/5 (3,745 reviews on ghdhair.com)


GHD White/Black Platinum Professional Performance Styler | $249 | [White] 4.6/5 (75 reviews on sephora.com) 4.3/5 (569 reviews on ghdhair.com), [Black] 4.1/5 (170 reviews on sephora.com), 4.1/5 (721 reviews on ghdhair.com)

NuMe Megastar | $119NuMe.com was Offline, 5/5 (6 reviews on ulta.com) |$97.99 | 3.7/5 (18 reviews on amazon.com)

Sedu Revolution | $134.99 | 4.1/5 (189 reviews on amazon.com), 4.1/5 (26 reviews on ulta.com)

*while on Amazon, beware of fakes being sold! You might think you are getting a good deal, but you is not of the same quality. Always check the seller to see if it is the actual brand or a trusted website that sells the product*

I read the descriptions on all the irons and they sound the same, but I feel like the Irresistible Me offers more in small things compared to the other irons listed. You can read the descriptions for yourself and decide. However, the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler gets my seal of approval and will be recommended to my friends who are in the market for a new flat iron. 

Happy Tuesday!

*EDIT* 12/15/16* The Irresistible Me Team explained to me why the base plates move. Their statement is as follows...

"Regarding the fact that you mentioned that you don`t like the arms of the straightener because they are a bit loose from the base I just want to say that the plates are meant to move like that because the floating plates self-adjusts, eliminating any pressure points so that the iron can work through your hair smoothly without pulling, so we made it like that to avoid any pulling of the hair."

Something I did not think about, but thank you to Blair for explaining ^_^
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Friday, November 4, 2016

The Autumn Edit, 2016

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Another year, another Autumn Edit. Like I mentioned in my previous post, Laila Notes I. (link), I have not been wearing makeup very often. Many of the products I have mentioned are things I have already talked about or they are brand new and I have only used them once or twice. However, I decided to mention them because they gave me a good first impression. With that being said, please do not hesitate to ask me for more details on the product or full reviews.

As per usual, I got the idea to do an Autumn Edit from The Anna Edit, formerly known as Vivianna Does Makeup, (link) and I hope you enjoy :)

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Mac Lipstick in ‘Dubonnet’

Cue the sky parting, light shining, and angels singing because I think I have just found my favorite lipstick. I am going to be honest with you guys, I am so over the matte lipstick/liquid lipstick trend. I have dry lips, and even though I know somewhere out there is a wonderful liquid lipstick with a matte finish, I am done trying to pursue those which I have not found. How I came across this lipstick is that I was at the Mac counter at Nordstrom looking at the Viva Glam I lipstick. It is quite popular and like I said before, I am succumbing to trends, so do not be surprised. When I applied the lipstick upon my crusty lips, I realized that it was not worth my sanity trying to keep that dry savannah moisturized. I really did love the color with its deep red-brown. I asked one of the workers and we tested out lipsticks and this was the closest match. I don’t mind it because it is stunning! It is described as a “Deepened Claret” which is deep redish-brown perfect for fall (link , $17)


Elf Extra Lip Gloss in 'Micheal'

This was given to me as a graduation gift to me by my friend Husna. I really liked this lip gloss because the color is a beautiful plum with a red undertone. It also has a flat doe-foot applicator, which is really unique compared to other glosses. Finally, it is also very cheap. I am really happy I got this as a gift because I would have never even touched them. Thank you Husna ^_^ (link, $3)

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in 'Whimsical'

One of my favorite lip colors because it gives me a chance to play with some purple and sparkle. This purple has a nice warm undertone which is ideal for my tan skin tone. Also, this lip color has glitter specs in it which may sound childish, but it actually quite tasteful. (no link, $9)

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Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in 'Deux' and 'Trois'

These colors were a part of the Jenn Nais Sais Quoi collection, whom I talked about here. What I like about Deux is obviously how beautiful the color and finish of the shadow is. It is a shimmery gold shadow with chunky glitters which is reminiscent of Korean type eyeshadows. Trois is definitely another game changer for me because of the red undertone that I otherwise would never use. It is such a great way to incorporate color, without being overdone. (link, $5)

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Mac Pigment in 'Tan'

My newest addition to my Mac pigment collection. It is a beautiful rose-gold copper shade. Which can be worn subtly with a light brush of an eyeshadow brush or opaque with a spritz of water/Fix+ for more intensity.  One of my newest favorites and something I would go back and repurchase. (link, $22)

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Face Palette, 'Prosecco Pop' and 'Amaretto'

I think this season has been about the gold highlight and one of my favorites has to Prosecco Pop by Becca. It is a beautiful shimmery gold highlight that is great for darker skins. Also, Amaretto from the same palette is considered a blush, but I like using it as a contour. It a milk chocolate color with a matte finish. I use it lightly because it is quite pigmented. 

Overall, this post was well overdue, but I was able to talk about products I have never talked about on this blog. I will most likely upload a photo of swatches on my Instagram (here) and Facebook (here), but my SD card broke >.< However, a new one is on the way!

Before I pop out, I wanted to give a long, overdue shoutout to one of my best friends, Gina. She has been one of my ride or dies for ages and one of my favorite friends to talk makeup with. She is probably slaying at college right now with her sharp highlight and well-arched brows. I miss you a lot and hope to see you and the squad soon!

What are your Autumn Favorites?

Happy Friday!
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Skincare Routine

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A few weeks before I packed up and moved out to college, I had the worst skin break out of my life. I usually break out on either my cheeks, foreheads, or temples. However, since I have the worst of luck, I broke out everywhere, including my neck. 

Whenever I break out, I just give my acne time to heal itself with the help of my acne routine, maybe a spot treatment, but my skin was not healing very well, so it only made sense for me to scrap my skincare routine at that moment and start anew. I have been also avoiding wearing any forms of makeup, so my skin can really heal. Thought I would share with you guys what I have been doing.

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For cleanser, I decided to switch over from a daily, gentle cleanser to an acne cleanser because I thought it would help with my breakouts. The story behind this one is that I was watching f(x)'s Amber's Ranting Monkey video where she showed her skincare routine and she showed her acne cleaner without saying the name. I knew the style of the product was from Neutrogena, so I did my research and I think it is the Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Daily Scrub (link). It retails for about $8.00 and you can find it at your local drugstore. The product is nice and I feel like it works, but it is a bit too early to tell if it is helping. However, I like how it is a gentle, everyday scrub.

An oldie, but goodie, the Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Toner (link) was the first toner I ever used. I remember I used it in seventh grade when I first broke out, it helped clear my skin significantly. Over time, because of  constant use, it stopped working for me, but I decided to revisit it. It helps fade my acne scars and it significantly reduced the whiteheads on my nose.

I went on a Cosrx craze when searching for new skincare products. I really wanted to try the Cosrx One Step Pimple Pads (link) , but Amazon had a flaky stock and it was not on prime [at the time]. You know the saying, #noprimenolife. I learned about the whole Cosrx line from Teddybearkitties (link), who is a Seoul based YouTuber. She raved about the brand, so I decided to invest. I bought the Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol (link), a toner for my acne. It reminds me of the Etude House Skin Mal;gem Smoothing because it has a slight exfoliation of the skin. For a day moisturizer, I use the Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion (link). I really like the watery serum like texture for my skin. Moisturizing, but not heavy, great for combination skin.

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I wanted a cheap but trusted moisturizer for my dry to combination skin. The cheapest moisturizer at Sephora and one of the most popular, was the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (link). I have been using it as a night moisturizer because it was a little too much for the humid weather at the beginning of the school year. Now that we are shifting into the colder months, I might start using it as a day moisturizer as well.

For skin treatments, I still love My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Sheet Masks (link | mentioned here). It does a great job moisturizing my skin and lightening my scars. I still use it and will be using it for a long time! For acne spots, I have been really been liking the Origins Super Spot Remover (link). At first, I was not very interested in it because, at the time, I was using the Mario Badescue Drying Lotion (link). However, it does a really good job of speeding up the process of healing some very stubborn acne spots. I also like how the gel is clear, so I can apply it day and night.

Overall, with this skincare routine, I have seen my acne heal a lot more than with my previous skincare routine. In the coming months, I will be switching out products because I always like to try something new! Tell me in the comments what your skincare routine is and if you have tried any of these products.

Happy Monday ^_^
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mac Brushes 129 & 217

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Hello everyone~ Long time, no talk...again. I pretty am settled into college, kind of, and think I am ready to start posting again. I thought it would be appropriate do a post about my MAC brushes I have been using for a while. I mentioned the brushes in my haul (here) where I also bought some Glossier Products and some more MAC makeup. The brushes I purchased were the MAC 129 and 217.

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The first brush is the MAC 129 (here) where it retails for $35.00 and is considered a blush/powder brush, or just all over face brush. On the website, it looks very narrow, which is how it comes, but after a use or two, it spreads out. I have been using it as a shading brush for my bronzer and I haven't branched out of that. It does a good job picking up color and blending it out. 

I read that on many people didn't like the brush because it sheds like crazy, but have had for about 1.5+ years and have noticed any massive amounts of shedding.

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Next is the coveted MAC 217 (here) brush that is one of the most recommended by MAC. It is a synthetic blending brush that retails for $25.00 on MAC. I have to say that this is my favorite eye brush at the moment because of how well it diffuses my eyeshadows. I have had instances where I have applied very pigmented eyeshadow to my outer corner and it took like five to ten minutes to blend out, but it did the trick and looked very nice.

My brush is a bit stained from not washing it and the products I use, but it still works and does not shed that much.

Overall, I really enjoy both of these brushes and can see these lasting for quite some time, even the MAC 129! Tell me in the comments what your favorite makeup brushes because I am in the middle of changing out my collection.

Happy Tuesday!
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil

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Recently, there has been a huge makeup trend/technique of applying face oil to the beauty blender and then adding foundation to get that very moist, dewy look. I know some popular face oils include the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir (link) by Farah Dhukai and the Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil (link) is gaining momentum. One thing these oils have in common is that they are very expensive being $54 and $95 each, respectively. Another very expensive face oil would be the Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil (link), which is  $65, and it is the product I will talk about today [nice segway]. 

Starting off, I wanted to mention why I bought it. My sister and I suffer from dry skin and dehydrated/peeling skin on certain occasions. My sister has been using acne medication that drys out her skin even more, so foundations/concealers are very difficult to manipulate. We needed some sort of moisturizer because we were trying on a foundation at Sephora. This is the first thing I saw and I was like, Ok! We tried it, it moisturized her skin well, and we bought it! We try to live a spontaneous, adventurous life.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

June 2016 Favorites

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I don't really remember the last time I sat down and really did a Favorites Post. One of my goals this summer was to write a favorites post because it helps me wrap up the previous month and start fresh with the new one. If it is not obvious, I will be speaking of my June 2016 favorites

One of my most favorite videos to watch on YouTube are Favorites, especially from Clothesencounters (Jenn Im, link) and Claire Marshall (link), who are also mentioned in my post here. It just gives a nostalgic feeling and they are pretty relaxing to watch.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Colourpop x Jenn Im Collaboration, Jenn Ne Sais Quoi

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Believe it or not, but I have never tried Colourpop Cosmetics. I have heard great things about them and see their prices, and I still wonder why I haven't bought anything. However, I am happy I didn't because recently, Colourpop announced that Jenn Im (mentioned here) was coming out with a collection (entire collection here). 

The collection was a huge success, the Colourpop website was backed up for a few days and everyone who wanted to access the site had to be waitlisted. Pretty crazy! However, for my graduation, my sister bought me the entire collection as a gift. Awesome, right!? It took some time to process, but shipping was fast. When I got it, everything was in tip-top shape except for my Lippie Stix which came damaged. If you follow me on twitter (link here) you might remember my little panic session (featuring Lily). I emailed Colourpop about the situation and they replied within a couple hours, asked me for my order number, and I got my replacement in no time.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Why I am switching from an Erin Condren Planner to a Bullet Journal.

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If you remember back at the beginning of last August, I mentioned I had purchased an Erin Condren Planner. At the time, THEY WERE HUGE (in popularity)! I felt like anyone who was motivated and organized had them. The planners are structured unlike any other planner I have ever seen with its unique vertical columns. 

One thing that really lured me into buying one was the huge EC planning community. Major YouTube EC planner users showed how they decorated their spreads with custom EC stickers bought from Etsy. If you were a passionate planner, you could apply themes to each week with the many designs found on Etsy.  

It was fun and sparkly at the beginning, but it soon turned a bit dull.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Makeup for Newbs

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Last week, a couple friends and I went to get some frozen yogurt (not ice cream, get with the times man) and amongst the conversations on what to do after, my one friend wanted to buy some new makeup. Of course after hearing that my crops were watered, my skin become clear, and I was going to college for free. That didn't actually happen, but I just wanted to share how excited I was to have a reason to go to Ulta. 

At Ulta, I asked my friend what she wanted and she was confused because she didn't know where to start. She was absolutely clueless, which is not bad (love ya, Maheera), but I come from a background where either my friends passionately love makeup or they didn't give a shitake mushroom. Which gave me a bright idea for this post. Today, I will be giving you a stripped down version of what any Newb needs. I am gonna make so simple, even a sixth grader can read it. *Note: if you are a sixth grader, please stay in school*
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

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If you have been following me for some time, you would know that I recently started playing in the highlight and contouring game. Like many, I am poor. So when I see a nice palette that HAS EVERYTHING I need to complete a makeup look, I am willing to splurge or ask for as a gift. 

I received the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit (link) as a gift from my sister on my 18th birthday. I was so excited to receive this product because it is not cheap and easy to get. It costs $80.00 and is only available during the holiday season. Luckily for me, my birthday is a little after the holiday season, so Sephora had leftovers.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Glossier Phase #1

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Into The Gloss, hands down, has to be one of my favorite blogs to wake up to. They house a variety of content regarding beauty and fashion; from beauty regimens of influential/up-and-coming people to the in depth benefits of Vitamin C. So when they started Glossier, their product line of skincare and makeup, I was beyond ecstatic because they UNDERSTAND beauty. When all you do is review and analyze beauty products you start to realize what you want and need in your routine.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack

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Surprise! I have another product review this week! I wanted to talk about another Korean beauty product that I have been loving called the Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack. This one in particular is pretty significant because it was one of the first K-beauty products I have ever laid eyes on when I started to become interested in them. I spotted this on Pretty and Cute, and told myself I will try this one day! I guess small dreams do come true ^_^
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Glossier Priming Moisturizer

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My least favorite makeup product is...*drumroll please*.... face primer! Okay, I know I should not be excited because I have been missing out on this crucial step for many years, but the primers I have tried do not go well with my dry skin and overall, do not do anything for my skin or foundation. However, I have never lost hope! I searched and searched, until I came across the Glossier Priming Moisturizer.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Amazon Beauty Haul

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There is something more addicting than Amazon...Amazon Prime! There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the tiny blue words written beside the low prices. In the past year, Amazon has been beating out Sasa.com as the place to get cheapest Asian beauty products. I thought I would share what I got, so you can see what I am talking about. 
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites

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It is very hard for me to do a favorites post because I practically use the same things every month and if I use something new, I don't even notice. However, since reading all the 2015 Beauty Favorites, it really had me thinking what I really liked this past 2015.
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