Wednesday, July 30, 2014

zeroUV Review

Hello everyone!

I recently came across zeroUV sunglasses from I believe WifeLife's blog and I immediately fell in love with these sunglasses. I orded them on July 23rd and I received them a couple days after that and the best part is.... free shipping! All of these sunglasses are super cheap but very well made.

The first pair that I ordered were the Premium Military Classic Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

I've always wanted a pair of mirrored sunglasses because I think they look so badass and for $9.99 who could pass these up! I was in love right away and I feel like they fit perfectly on my face. I got them in the color Gunmetal. These are my go-to sunglasses because they block out the sun so well but I can still actually see through them without them being too dark.

The next pair that I got were the Cute Metal Heart Shape Sunglasses

These were also $9.99 and they're so cute! They came a little crooked but it's easy to maneuver them to get them to fit onto my face. I used to have a pair of thick plastic heart shape sunglasses but I've always wanted the thin metal kind. I got these in the color Black Smoke, aren't they so cute?!

If you want a pair of super cute and cheap sunglasses, I highly suggest you shop zeroUV. There's tons of sunglasses for less than $10 and just remember... free shipping!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 2014 Birchbox Unboxing

NAOBAY Body Radiance Lotion
"This Spanish favorite uses olive oil and avocado to naturally hydrate and soften skin."
I think this lotion smells so wonderful. It doesn't feel greasy at all and it made my skin feel really smooth. This lotion is not tested on animals and on the back on the tube it says that all ingredients are from organic farming which is really cool. I have a feeling I will be buying this sometime in the future.

Beauty Protector Protect and Treat Mask
"Developed by stylists, this argan oil treatment restores strength and megashine to hair."
I was happy when I received two samples of this in my box because it was enough to actually cover my hair entirely. This stuff does smell really good and it makes my hair feel so smooth. I shower at night and in the morning it still felt soft and all I had to do was comb it and I was out the door and my hair looked so nice and shiny.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eye Shadow Palette
"From the just-launched palette, these matte and shimmery shades will have you tickled pink."
As you may know already, I'm a huge fan of Coastal Scents so I was incredibly happy to see this sample in my box. I've been wanting these palettes for a very long time and I just haven't gotten around to buying them yet. The colors in Revealed 2 are beautiful and they go in so nicely and are really pigmented. I got the shades in "Sunset" and I got about 4 dime-sized eyeshadow colors. I will be definitely buying this palette and probably the original Revealed palette.

Marcelle New Age 8 in 1 Power Serum
"This peptide-packed anti-aging gel hydrates, firms, lifts and plumps fine lines."
It's never too early to start preparing for the future. This clear serum doesn't have a smell to it and it goes into the skin very nicely. It's not greasy at all and it makes my skin feel pretty smooth. I haven't used this product long enough to see any results, so I will keep you updated in a couple weeks or so.

100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel
"All-natural, richly foaming cleanser with aloe to hydrate and green tea to nourish skin."
I also got two packs of shower gel in this box, but there still wasn't enough to cover my arms and chest, but it did smell really nice, almost like feminine-musky kind of which is probably from the green tea. I feel like my skin was moisturized. I'm not sure if I'll buy this in the future, but I did like this product.

Don't forget to review your Birchbox products to earn points!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 2014 Ipsy Unboxing

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry this post is a little later than usual but I've been busy lately and I haven't had time to post in a while, so please forgive me! But here is my Ipsy Unboxing for July.

Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer
"This lightweight moisturizer from Befine Food Skin Care features SPF 15, as well as rosemary, pomegranate & rice to provide instant hydration and protection. It is easily absorbed into skin, and is packed with powerful anti-oxidants and proteins to help balance the skin’s moisture levels."

I don't really smell the Rosemary, Pomegranate or Rice but I do enjoy this moisturizer. I feel like since there's an SPF 15 it did smell a little like sunscreen and had that sunscreen-type greasiness to it but it did still make my skin feel smooth. No artificial colors and it is not test on animals whatsoever! I will continue to use this moisturizer until it's empty but I do not think I will purchase in the future.

wHet Nail Polish in Facetious
"Facetious is defined as playfully jocular or humorous, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel in this flashy shade from wHet Nail Polish. This chip resistant, high shine, vegan polish is "three free" and void of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dpd (dibutyle phthalate). Plus, it’s exclusively made in the USA, and never tested on animals."

I think this nail polish is awesome. The color is a very pretty "Royal Blue." It did dry very quickly even without a Quick Dry top coat which is something I will always look for. It did chip a little bit when I was in the shower but besides that, it didn't seem to chip as quickly or as much as other nail polishes. I will definitely use this color some more and most likely check their website for other colors available.

bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow
"Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection."

I'm usually a huge fan of bareMinerals but I was not excited for this cream eyeshadow. I think it's because of the color that I received but I haven't even tried it because I was turned off by it right away. Maybe I will try it in a different color. I'm usually a big fan of neutral colors but not this time.

Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm
"Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (color & intensity depends on pH level of lips)."

I love this lip balm! I got a really pretty pale pink color and it smells minty and wonderful. My lips are a gorgeous pinky color. I will definitely be getting a regular size of this product in the future. I love Pixi and this lip balm makes me love it even more.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil
"Highlight your healthy glow with our organically indulgent dark tanning oil. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, & exotic plant extracts. Tan naturally!"

I was really happy that I received this product because I do want to start tanning soon. I have yet to try this product but I'm really excited to start using this soon! I will keep you all updated.

Don't forget to review your products on the Ipsy website to gain Ipsy Points!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book Review: Brunette Ambition

I've never seen an episode of Glee ever, but I've always thought that Lea Michele was super gorgeous and had great style. I saw that she put out a book and I read the reviews on Amazon and I thought I'd give it a try because it sounded awesome.

I received this book Tuesday night and started reading it Wednesday morning and finished it before I left work that day. I just couldn't put it down! It's very nicely balanced between being an autobiography and a how-to/ tips and tricks guide. There's tons of makeup and hair tips, delicious looking recipes and at-home spa day recipes that I've never even thought of before. Lea Michele seems like she's very mature for her age and she knows a lot about what she's doing. 

It's about 200 pages but it's very easy to read. This book has inspired me so much to meet my goals and to feel good about myself which is something I need to work on.  She talks about how she basically got chewed up and spit out at auditions but she kept going and finding other ones to go to and eventually landing that job. It's so very well written, I give so much applause to Lea Michele for creating such a wonderful book. There's so much more to say about it but I want you all to read and find out how awesome it is for yourself. I'm so happy that I purchased this book and I have a feeling that I will read it over and over again and never get sick of it. Maybe I'll even try a recipe or two!

If you want to see more book reviews or have a book that you would like me to review, please comment down below or let me know through one of my social media accounts and I will check it out!

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Makeup Collection

Hello everybody!

I just wanted to share with you my makeup collection. I've bought a lot of these products myself, but some of them did get sent to me in either my Birchbox or Ipsy boxes. I hope you enjoy!

- Primers -

- Tinted Moisturizer/ Foundation -

- Concealers -

-Face Powder -

- Bronzers -

- Blushes -

- Highlighter -

- Contour Palette -

- Eyeshadow Primers -

- Eyeshadow Sticks -

- Single Eyeshadows -

- Mini Eyeshadow Palettes -

- Eyebrows -

- Mascaras -

- Eyeliners -

- Lipsticks -

*Sadly, I am missing my Lime Crime Pink Velvet lipstick :(

- Lip Crayons -

- Chapstick -

- Lip Liners -

(You can find my review of the Jupiter Ascending palette here)

- Setting Sprays -

If you would like to know any specifics about a product, comment down below or catch me on one of my social networking sites! You can find them linked on the side bar of my page!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pürminerals Jupiter Ascending Palette Review

This is another post that I should've done a while ago when I actually got this palette in the mail, but I haven't gotten around to it until now.

This here is a palette from Pürminerals that I found on Ulta's website. I immediately fell in love with it when I first saw it. Apparently it's inspired by the film Jupiter Ascending but to be honest I have never even heard of it before finding this palette online.

Along with the eyeshadow palette which I will show you later on, comes an eyeliner and a lipgloss.

The actual main reason why I fell in love with this box was because of this lipgloss. I've always wanted one of those Whitening Lightning lipglosses because it had LED lights on the top so when I saw that this palette came with a lipgloss like that, I jumped on it so quick! This lipgloss is in the color "Galaxy" and it's a really pretty pink color with gold-ish glitter chunks. I love this stuff and not just because of the LED light. The mirror that is attached to this lipgloss came all gross and I can't even see myself in it, but that's ok because this gloss nailed it.

Here's the felt tip eyeliner that I was talking about earlier. It's in the color "Outer Space" but it's just a black liner. This is my new favorite liner because it goes on so well and smoothly and the black is perfect. It hasn't dried out on me while I've been using it yet so that's a plus. When I run out of this liner, I'm definitely going to check out Pürminerals eyeliners because if their all like this, I've found my new favorite eyeliner brand.

And finally, of course the eyeshadow palette. I tried to swatch the colors onto my arm but of course my camera didn't pick up just how gorgeous all of these colors are. There's a couple of matte shades and there's some shimmery shades inside and it comes with an eyeshadow brush which actually works nicely. The colors are so pigmented and beautiful that I loved this palette and I haven't used another palette since I've received this one.

I'm so impressed with Pürminerals I cannot contain all my praise for them. This was a wonderful first impression and it made me want to try out more products from them. I highly suggest you pick either this palette up or something else from Pürminerals because from these products, I can tell that they really know what they're doing when it comes to cosmetics. Another super plus for me is that they are cruelty free and the bunny is located right on the box!

If you pick up something from Pürminerals, I would like to know what you thought of it!

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