September 30, 2016

September Favorites


Since the fall semester began, time has seemed to speed up. My summer actually went by very slowly but the leaves are starting to change, I've had my first exams and every blog I read is full of autumn posts! I've had a look back on the past month and I've picked out several items that I've been loving lately.

September 27, 2016

September Ipsy Bag Review



This month my Ipsy bag arrived later than usual, so I gave into the temptation and started checking out what others received in their bags! This is always a bad idea as I start putting together my perfect bag in my head and I rarely get to try out those products. I was really eyeing the Tarte Tarteist mascara sample, but overall I'm happy with this month's Glam Bag!

September 25, 2016

Review: Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe Holiday Set



That’s right, today I’m bringing you Christmas in September. Prepare to ditch your pumpkin spice lattes and start craving eggnog! The Too Faced Grand Hotel CafĂ© holiday set was released just last week, and I knew I had to have it. It includes three scented palettes, a little dollhouse container, and a sample of the infamous Better Than Sex mascara. I’ve been swatching and playing around with these since they arrived and I can’t wait to share my thoughts about this adorable holiday set!

September 22, 2016

The Ride or Die Makeup Tag



If you’ve been on YouTube lately, chances are you’ve seen the Jaclyn Hill Ride or Die tag doing the rounds with the beauty gurus. The idea of the tag is if you were to lose all of your makeup, which product of each category would you repurchase first? It’s a great way to see someone’s true favorites and I tried my best to narrow down each category, but it’s so hard!

September 19, 2016

A Colorful Colourpop Haul



Several weeks ago I decided that I wanted to try the Colourpop highlighters and a popular shade of their Lippie Stix, Lumiere. Then I discovered that in the US you only need to spend $30 to get free shipping, so needless to say I took advantage of that offer and picked up a few more items!

September 16, 2016

Morphe 35OS Palette Review and Swatches



With the leaves finally starting to turn, I want my eyes to match those gorgeous warm brown/red shades on the trees! Perhaps the perfect palettes for this time of the year are from the Morphe 35O collection, including the original 35O, the 35OM, and my most recent purchase, the Morphe 35OS.
While the 35O has certainly received a lot of hype for being an affordable palette that packs a punch, I’ve always been a bigger fan of shimmer shades so when I saw the 35OS palette available on Hautelook I added it to my bag and checked out as quickly as I could!

September 12, 2016

Ten Autumn Nudes



Nude lipsticks are my absolute favorite to wear any time of year—they’re versatile, easy, and yet make you feel so much more put together than wearing nothing at all. In Autumn I like to go a little darker and more beige than my natural lip color, compared to the pink and peachy-toned nudes I choose in the warmer months. I had far too many to pick from when I was planning out this post, so here are ten of my favorite nude lippies to wear when the leaves start to fall!

September 9, 2016

Review: Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector



I’m not gonna lie, color correcting scares me. Putting green, red, or purple anywhere but my eyelids sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, I did want to try out the trend but in a more subtle way. The Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector seemed like the perfect way to try it out with little room to mess up—but how well does it work?

September 6, 2016

How I Did My Makeup in High School



Lately there has been a YouTube challenge floating around where beauty gurus demonstrate how they applied their makeup in high school. While I haven’t been out of high school for long, I still look back and cringe at how clueless I was when it came to makeup. I’ve learned so much in the past year or so and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come! But to truly judge how much better off I am now, I thought I’d take a flashback into the past and reminisce about my unblended, uncontoured and unmatched face…

September 4, 2016

The Haircare Post



My haircare routine used to be really simple, but in the past few months I’ve found products that work for me and I thought I’d spread the word! My locks are nowhere near healthy but they’ve come a long way, probably because I’ve been more strict about my haircare regimen and I’ve been putting in more effort to avoid damaging it further.

September 1, 2016

August Favorites



Unlike most months, August seemed like it lasted forever! Looking at some of my favorites, I barely remember adding them to my notes! As usual I’ve got some pop culture faves and a few new beauty products I’ve fallen in love with.