Monday, August 31, 2015

Quote Of The Week

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Easiest Top Knot + Every Day Drugstore Work or Back To School Makeup

Hope you all enjoyed this video!

Products used:
Rimmel London BB Cream in "Light"
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in "Transparent"
Stila Stay All Day Bronzer in "Light"
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in "Blonde"
Rimmel London Wonder'Lash Mascara in "Extreme Black"
NYX  Butter Gloss in "Éclair"

*Yes, I realize Stila Cosmetics isn't drugstore but I noticed I used it after I was done editing the video. Sorry!*

Song: Plastic Flowers- "Lucy"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August BoxyCharm Unboxing

You guys.... I'm so obsessed with BoxyCharm. I'm so happy that I signed up for it.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
"The Revealed 3 palette features twenty all-new elegant eye shadows, in a stunning variety of hues and textures."
I'm so excited that I received this palette. I've been a huge fan of Coastal Scents for a while now and this palette is gorgeous. There's a perfect amount of shimmer and matte colors, it's also not too dark and not too light. Just beautiful colors all around.

MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner
"MicaBeauty's Gel Eyeliner is perfect for drawing attention to your eyes without smudging or fading!"
I can say from experience that this eyeliner sticks and it doesn't move. I used it in a Halloween video and it took 3 face washes and another makeup wipe to get it off.

Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner
"Year-round color and texture protection with a light, natural hold combined with SPF 15 sunscreen, Vitamin E and B5 hydrate and nourish your hair, while the built-in SPF sunscreen protects hair color and texture and scalp sunburn. The Moroccan argan oil helps tame frizz and leaves a healthy, shiny glow."
This is the perfect item for someone who has colored hair like mine. Since I cannot wash my hair that much, I need something that will keep my hair slick and protected and I feel like this product is going to do an awesome job.

So Susan Statement Skin
"Add a glow to your complexion with So Susan's Statement Skin highlighting crayon! Its unique chiselled head enables you to cover large areas of the face, or target small pinpoint ones, all without using a brush! Powered by Organic Chia Seed to help keep skin softly hydrated and Silk Peptide to promote skin suppleness and elasticity."
I haven't used this product yet myself, but I've seen other YouTube beauty gurus use it and it looks phenominal and I cannot wait to use it myself!

Seta Eyeliner Brush
"Achieve a flawless line with this eyeliner brush from Seta. Perfect for applying gel or cream based eyeliners."
I used this brush to apply the MicaBeauty eyeliner and I love it!

Have you signed up for BoxyCharm yet?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

My Newest Obsession: Tiny Houses!

Over the past couple of months I have seen these cute, very tiny houses posted everywhere on the internet and I became obsessed immediately. Tiny houses are less than 500 sq. feet and I think what made them catch my eye was the way things are stored in those houses. Since they're so small, there needs to be lots of hidden storage.

I would love to live in a tiny house some day. Although it might take a lot of money to build these tiny houses but the upkeep and cost is very affordable compared to a regular sized house.

Now I definitely don't think I'd be able to live in the 200 sq. feet houses, but maybe a 500 sq. foot tiny house would be nice!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Ipsy Unboxing

Don't forget to review your products to receive Ipsy points!

noyah Natural Lipstick in "Desert Rose"
"noyah's all-natural lipsticks come in dazzling earth-friendly bamboo packaging and are versatile enough to take you from subtle daytime chic to a fun-filled evening look."

Doll 10 Beauty HydraGel Blush in "Flirt"
"HydraGel is a revolutionary formula with hybrid gel technology. The ease of a powder with the fresh, natural look of a cream -- HydraGel Blush makes you look like you're blushing, not like you're wearing blush. Formulated with beneficial ingredients Shea Butter, Avocado Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil to hydrate the skin while Lavender extract provides luminosity for a fresh, natural-looking flush of pure color."

Lord & Berry Ultimate Lipcolor and Liner in "Nude"
"This ultimate lipliner is the original Lord & Berry lip pencil. It’s easy-to-use and its formula softens and protects the skin with the nutrients from macadamia oil and waterlily extracts. You can line your lips and fill them in using this pencil- finish with a lipgloss or lipstick or a more dramatic look."

Albertini Divine Skin Hydrator
"Use this hydrator and your skin will feel smoother and softer immediately. Always apply to wet skin. This all over in-shower body moisturizer, "conditions your body like you condition your hair". It's also unscented so it rehydrates skin without any irritation from fragrance. Holds moisture in your skin for 24 hours."

La Fresh Group Good Night. Night Cream
"This highly natural La Fresh® Eco-Beauty® Good Night. Night Cream provides super hydration and restores your skin making it visibly smoother and plumper. It will also rescue your skin from fine wrinkles on the forehead and crow's feet around your eyes. Say bye-bye to damaging elements that age your skin and say hello to recovered, recharged, and youthful!"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Recipe: Ranch Pretzels

Recently, my parents brought over about 6 pounds of pretzels... yep. You read that right. 6 pounds of pretzels! So obviously I need to figure out what to do with all of these pretzels and I've always liked these ranch flavored pretzels. I couldn't find my own recipe, but I did find it on Pinterest so I had to try it and they turned out really good!

Here's the recipe:

15 oz. bag of pretzels
1 ranch seasoning packet
1/4 C. oil

Preheat oven 200°. In small bowl, combine ranch packet and oil then mix.
Pour entire bag of pretzels into a large paper bag. Add ranch and oil mixture evenly on top.
Close bag and shake well. Pour onto cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

They turned out so delicious and it's going to be really hard not to eat this whole bowl.

I hope you enjoy them too!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of essays and stories written by Marina Keegan.

Marina Keegan was a very smart student and an award-winning writer and she seemed to have a bright future ahead of her after she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2012. Unfortunately, just a couple of days after graduation, Marina was killed in a car crash.

Her family, friends and teachers came together with some of her more brilliant collections of essays and short stories and came out with The Opposite of Loneliness. Her words are so riveting and you can tell she was going places with such immaculate talent. Her words really make you think.

If there was ever a chance, I would love to read all of the short stories, essays, poems and plays that Marina has written in her short 22 years of life. I'm obsessed with this book and I could read her words over and over again.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pia Mia Inspired Makeup

Products Used:
Stila Illuminating Moisturizer
Rimmel BB Cream in "Light"
LA Girl Pro Conceal in "Classic Ivory"
ELF HD Lifting Concealer
LA Girl Pro Conceal in "Almond"
Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in "Pink Shimmer"
NYX Full Coverage Conceal in "Porcelain"
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow "Persian Peach"
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow "Flesh Tone"
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow "Pumpkin Pie"
yourMinerals Transparent Veil
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in "Transparent"
Stila Stay All Day Bronzer in "Light"
Wet 'n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in "Rosé Champagne Glow"
IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Power
KoKo Lashes #101
Duo Clear Eyelash Glue
Greater Than Mascara
Ofra Lipliner in "Delicious Red"
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in "Pin Up"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Review: Damned

Most of Chuck Palahniuk's books have been on my wish list for quite some time. I finally picked one up titled Damned. I didn't know too much about Palahniuk's writing style or any of his books really, but Damned is the perfect book to start off with. 

Madison Spencer is the 13 year old daughter to a narcissistic film star and a billionaire. Over holiday break, she dies from what we assume is a marijuana overdose and ends up meeting some interesting people down in Hell. They come together like the Hell version of Breakfast Club and go on some crazy adventures through Hell to speak to the Devil himself.

This book was so funny and it had me coming back for me. Palahniuk's writing is so easy to read and I didn't want to put this book down. Keep your eyes out for the sequel to this book titled Doomed because I know I definitely will be purchasing that one soon.