Monday, February 23, 2015

My Favorite Maybelline Color Tattoos!

Maybelline's 'Color Tattoos' have got to be my favorite cream eyeshadows of all time. I have a few more of these but I thought I'd share my favorites that I think are musts to pick up. They're a great dupe for the MAC paint pots and for a percentage of the price. My recommendation would definitely be to apply it with a brush. I used to apply it with my finger and I didn't get the effect I was looking for, but with a brush I get a perfect flawless all over color or base to my eyes.

80 Creamy Beige

This is the leather formula meaning it gives a super natural and matte base. I love popping this on as a base under my eyeshadow because it provides a perfect base that just smooths out any discoloration while still adding definition.

25 Bad To The Bronze

Now for most of you hearing this color name is probably not a surprise. This is a very well loved color by many many people. It is a gorgeous bronze color that in a single sweep can give you a complete eye look, that being said it still looks beautiful underneath shadows for a more smokey look.

 70 Barely Branded

This is a perfect light shimmery color from the metal line that acts as a great all over color or a has a nice highlight to your inner corner. My favorite way to use this is to apply it all over the lid and had a subtle transition color into the crease for definition.

Left to Right:

Creamy Beige

Bad To The Bronze

Barley Branded

I hope you found this interesting and have some ideas for products you should pick up. If you have any other favorites from this line or have any other cream eyeshadows you love let me know down below!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Makeup Haul: Sephora and MAC!

Last weekend I took a shopping trip into city. I finally got the chance to go into Sephora and MAC so I could splurge on a few items I've been lusting.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Medium Deep

This bronzer is to die for. It's very creamy and a little goes a long ways. When I first swatched it I thought it might've been a cream product but shortly after it set to a matte finish. This is perfect for adding a slight contour that you could definitely build up to be a strong one and it also adds a beautiful bronzed look to the face.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

I'm really late on picking up this palette but I thought better late than never. I originally went into Sephora wanting the Naked 3 which they ended up being sold out of. I'm happy I got this palette because I really don't have anything like it I think it's a relatively unique palette with gorgeous pigmentation.

MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom

I haven't heard anybody talk about this lipstick before and I have no idea why. This is by far my new favorite lipstick it's absolutely stunning. It's the perfect nude pink my lips but better color. If you're on the hunt for an everyday nude or pink definitely check this one out.

I hope you found this post interesting if you have any ideas for new posts please leave them down below!

Question of the Day: What are your favorite high end products?

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentines Day Treat Ideas!

Valentines Day is coming up and one great thing that comes along with it is sweets. I thought I'd show you two different treat ideas to treat yourself our your friends and loved ones this Valentines Day.

Red Velvet Heart Shaped Pancakes:

For Ingredients You Will Need:

1 Cup Pancake Mix
2/3 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Dash of Cinnamon
Red Food Dye
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters

Now this recipe can totally vary depending on how many pancakes you want to make or what kind of pancake mix you use or if you make your own pancake mix. The important part is what you add after the base mix.

I started off by adding all the dry ingredients together. (Pancake mix, cocoa powder, and cinnamon)

In the same bowl I just added my water and my vanilla.

I then added a generous amount of red food dye until I got my desired color. If you have the patience you can keep adding dye until it turns red, but I decided to leave it pink.

On a greased pan I placed my cookie cutters. You want to make sure you use metal cookie cutters and grease your cookie cutters to avoid anything sticking.

Pour your batter into your cookie cutters and let the first side cook. You can try to spread  it out to create a thinner pancake but in the cookie cutters they generally end up being thicker.

I ended up having to cut a little off the edges to keep the perfect heart shape. My recipe makes two large and one small pancake. I was eating this on my own and I was completely full after one of these pancakes so keep that in mind.

This is the finished product. I added syrup and icing sugar because what's pancakes without added sugar.

Valentines Day Pink Milkshake:

For Ingredients You Will Need:

1/2 of Milk
3 to 4 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
Red Food Dye
Whipped Cream

I started off with about four scoops of vanilla ice cream but it's totally up to preferance exactly how much you add.

I then added the rest of the ingredients before blending it all together in my blender. I used coconut milk simply because I don't like having to much dairy as well as I prefer the taste but regular milk will work exactly the same.

My recipe ended up not making a full cup so you may want to add more ice cream and milk if you want more, but it is a very rich drink and I didn't find myself thinking I needed more.

I topped my milkshake off with whipped cream and sprinkles but it's optional if you don't have any or don't want any.

I hope you got some ideas and try these treats out for Valentines Day! If you have any favorite treats you love for Valentines Day please leave them down below.

Thank You,


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

January Favorites 2015!

Well it's been a fair while since I wrote a post, my uploading schedule didn't quite go so well. That aside though I thought I'd share what I've been loving this past month because it's one of my favorite posts to write. January being the month after Christmas allows me to have a lot of new products to try so I thought it'd be nice to share them with you.

1. The Body Shop 'All in One BB Cream' in the shade '03'

I've never been a huge fan of BB Creams because I feel I just need more coverage than they're able to provide. This one however is fantastic, it comes out white and matches your skin tone as you blend it in. That being said there are four different shades and they definitely suit lighter skin tones, I wear the darkest and I am no where near a dark skin tone. Besides not being suitable for everyone this is a great product with  great coverage and a beautiful flawless finish.

2. Bath and Body Works' 'Winter Candy Apple 24 Hour Moisture Ultra Shea Body Cream'

This is a long time favorite I come back to ever year. This is a limited edition Christmas scent that is brought out only for the months of November and December. What I love about this is that the scent is not strictly Christmas it's completely okay to wear this scent after Christmas. The scent is an amazing sweet sugary scent without being over powering. The reason this is in my favorites though is not because of the scent, it's because of the product it's self. I went on holidays to Hawaii for Christmas making my skin slightly dry and peeling afterwards. This is fantastic because it moisturizes and stays moisturized for hours. I can apply this in the morning and my skin still feels moisturized when I come home from school.

3. First Aid Beauty 'Ultra Repair Cream'

Now I'm sure this is not an unknown product to any of you. It's a highly raved about product and there's a great reason for that. This is the best and most hydrating moisturizer and it doesn't leave my skin greasy or oily at all. I love how big the tub it comes in is because I feel I'm really getting my money's worth. Again while on my way to Hawaii the plane did terrible things to my skin, it was super dry and patchy, and my moisturizer wasn't cutting it. I picked this up at Sephora while I was there and I'm so glad I did.

4. Zoya's 'Madeline'

I've been obsessed with this polish this past month. It is the perfect medium between a nude and pink and  mauve. It's one of those colors you just know you have to have the moment you see it. It's definitely a color I can wear all year round and be super happy with.

5. The Body Shop Eyeliner in 'Black'

I got this in my Body Shop advent calender and I've been using everyday since. It's just a great classic pigmented black kohl liner perfect for my waterline. It also has a smudging tool on the other side if you like to smoke out your liner.

6. Quo Blending Sponge

Now I've never tried the beauty blender but other reviews I've read on this say it's a complete dupe. This sponge is amazing for blending my concealer. I personally don't like it for blending foundation I feel I get a nicer coverage with my Real Techniques Brush, but for concealer I seriously don't know how I lived without it before.

7. Lancome 'Hypnose Star' Mascara

Holy moly what did my lashes do without this product. It is seriously the best mascara. I have tried many many mascaras and nothing will come close to this one. I makes my lashes long and volumized without making them clumpy or spidery. Really all I can say is go try this out you will not be disappointed in the slightest.

That's all my January favorites.I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I have a Sephora haul coming soon so watch out for that. If you guys have any favorites for this month or any post requests please leave them down below.

Thank You,

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