Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Review: Choke

Choke is another one of Chuck Palahniuk's books that I'm so excited I picked up and started reading.

In this book, you'll meet Victor Mancini; a sex addicted, med school drop out who goes to various different restaurants and pretends to choke on food so the people that save his life send him money in the mail and he uses it to help pay for his dying mother's hospital bills.

Sounds crazy doesn't it? It is!

The story goes back and forth from Victor's adulthood to his childhood and in between. It's a very interesting, silly read but I did really enjoy it. The ending has a lot of twists and turns and I didn't want to stop reading because I wanted to know what happened to the characters!

I want to know what you thought of this book, so read it and let me know!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September Ipsy Unboxing

Hi everyone!

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

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in "Elegantly Wasted"
"Trust Fund Beauty is a quick-drying, chip resistant polish comes in cute bottles complete with some seriously sassy names. Plus, it’s 7-free, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Don’t mind if we do!"

City Color Cosmetics Be Bold 3x Volume and Length Mascara in black
"Create bolder, fuller lashes with Be Bold 3x Volume Mascara. Available in 3 different lash enhancing functions, each with a unique brush to add volume, length + volume, or curl + volume to every lash. Each mascara comes in a deep black shade."

Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask
"This rich, creamy, non-setting skincare mask provides intensive soothing care to dehydrated and over-stressed skin. Its unique formula deeply penetrates skin and in minutes, sensitive or tired skin can become supple, soft and radiant again. It also offers instant relief for burns, sunburns, redness and tightness."

J.Cat Beauty #MOTD Waterproof Slide on Pencil for Eyes in bronze
"This eye-catching pencil has a soft & smooth formulation. It’s an eyeliner with an innovative staying power. A long-wearing, waterproof liner will keep your eyes inked and smudge free."

NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio
"This 3-color eye shadow palette gives you go-anywhere intensity day or night thanks to the highly pigmented formulations. Provides intense eye colors with a silky texture for seamless application for any eye look that you desire. It consists of 3 complementing eye shadows to wear together or alone."

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone!

For $21/ month, you can receive 4-5 FULL SIZE luxury items from BoxyCharm. If you would like to see what I received in this month's box, keep on reading. This is seriously my favorite subscription box ever. If you haven't signed up for BoxyCharm yet, you can do it here.

Previse Skincare HydroMilk Hydrating Lotion
"Nourish and moisturize your skin with Previse Skincare's Hydromilk which contains natural ingredients to help improve skin's hydration and fight free radicals."
I love this lotion! It doesn't have too harsh of a smell, but with saying that I can't really smell any scent from it, and it doesn't seem to be greasy after I apply it. You don't need much product, so this lotion will last a while!

Vasanti Professional Foundation Brush
"Specially shaped and designed to create a flawless, even and natural looking foundation application."
I haven't really used too many flat foundation brushes in my makeup past, but this brush seems so dense that you're able to push your foundation onto the skin for a beautiful finish. I cannot wait to try this brush with my foundation, I of course will let you know the results.

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner
"Create smoldering, sexy eyes that won't budge with this versatile waterproof liner powered by Amazonian clay."
A beautiful color for a fall, I cannot wait to try this waterproof liner.

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel
"Use this clear brow gel to lift, hold and groom eyebrow hairs."
I'm a huge fan of eyebrow gels to keep my hairs in place since I use a pencil to apply my eyebrows and my brows have a tendency to go crazy during the day.

SCRATCH Nail Wraps
"Get a full mani with these nail wraps in less than 10 minutes!"
An interesting concept, my nails aren't quite long enough to apply these nail wraps, but I searched for some pictures of other people wearing them and they actually look quite nice!

BONUS ITEM: Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil
"A nutrient rich treatment and styling aid that rejuvenates and nourishes hair so it appears strong, thick, smooth and gloriously shiny."
With colored hair comes great responsibility and some of that responsibility is taking care of my hair more than I'm used to so apply oils and not washing it every day is crucial. I applied this oil after I applied some leave-in conditioner and it made my hair so smooth and soft, it was actually surprising. All I needed was a small pea-sized dollop on my palm and I applied it evenly throughout.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You

Ahhh! If all of Jenny Han's books are like this, she will quickly become my favorite author of all TIME!

P.S. I Still Love You is the sequel book to To All The Boys I've Loved Before and it's just as easy to read. Another book that I didn't want to put down and it only took me about 2 days to read.

This book was so romantic and it's definitely what every high school girl dreams that their first love would be like, well sort of. Lara Jean is stuck between 2 boys that she has fallen in love with. Who will she choose?!

Please, please, PLEASE read these books! They're so good and I will definitely be singing their praises for a very long time.

I cannot wait to get more books by Jenny Han. She definitely doesn't let me down.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Every Day Fall Makeup

A little less dramatic and a lot more wearable for every day, check out this cute fall makeup look! If you liked this video, don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! All of the products used in this video are located throughout the video.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Small ColourPop Cosmetics Haul and Swatches

This is my first time purchasing anything from ColourPop Cosmetics and I have to say that I am in LOVE!

A nice, pastel pink blush with a satin finish.

Lunch Money-
I love the creamy finish to this soft gold highlighter!

This liquid lipstick is described as "griege" (grey and beige)

A very hot pink liquid lipstick.

A rich blue liquid lipstick. Be warned; you'll have to SCRUB this lipstick until it comes off.

My apologies- had to remove the song due to copyright! Feel free to play your own music during this video :}

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Get Ready For Work With Me!

Join me in this get ready for work video! I usually don't wear too much makeup to work, so here I am showing you what I use! This was my first time trying out the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (I'm a little late, I know!) and some NYX Cosmetics blushes!

Products used:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 1.0
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
NYX Cosmetics Blush in Taupe
NYX Cosmetics Blush in Nude 'tude
Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon in Candle Light
IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Power
Lip Smacker Watermelon

Song: Strong Suit- Al Gore Rhythm

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Dramatic Fall Makeup Featuring Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Hello everyone!

I decided to play around with the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette that I received in my August BoxyCharm and I came out with this very dramatic fall makeup look. I'm not sure the names of the eyeshadows that I used so I tried to explain the color but you can see which eyeshadows I used in the video! Hope you enjoy!

Products used:
Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Primer
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation in "Ivory"
Jesse's Girl Eyeshadow Primer
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 peach color
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 dark plum color
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 light brown color
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 white color
LA Girl Pro Conceal in "Classic Ivory"
ELF HD Lifting Concealer
LA Girl Pro Conceal in "Almond"
yourMinerals Transparent Veil powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Transparent powder
ELF Precision Liquid Eyeliner in "black"
NYX Eyebrow Gel in "blonde"
NYX Eyebrow Gel in "chocolate"
Stila Stay All Day Bronzer in "light"
Doll10 cream blush in "Flirt"
Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon in "Candle Light"
Rimmel London Wonder'lash Mascara in "extreme black"
DUO Eyelash Adhesive in white/clear
KoKo Lashes #101
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 dark plum color
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 white color
Rimmel London Exaggerate Lipliner in "Rapture"
Wet 'n Wild Lipstick in "Cherry Bomb"

Songs: Audiobinger- Bedroom Eyes and Audiobinger- Winter Is Coming

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before

"They aren't love letter that anyone else wrote for her, these are one she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved-five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control."

This is the first book by Jenny Han that I have read and I absolutely loved it. I did think it was going to be a lot different than what is was, but I still enjoyed it so much that I finished it in two days. I first saw this book online and I was interested in reading it and at a random Barnes & Noble shopping trip, my eyes went directly to this book so I obviously had to pick it up.

I feel like this book is definitely written for like, high school aged girls but I enjoyed this book so much that it didn't bother me.

This is the cutest love story that I have read recently and the second book is even better.