Monday, March 23, 2015

Rediscovered Favorite #1: Too Faced Palette

In the beauty world we are always looking for the latest and greatest products to try. Often great products are forgotten about until one day when we see them in the back of our drawer. Then we remember how much we loved that product and fall in love with it all over again. That rediscovered loved product is what this new series is all about.

My first rediscovered favorite is the Natural Eye palette by Too Faced. I bought this palette a couple of years ago and used the heck out of it. 

I even did a tutorial using it. (Check it out here.)

There are 4 out of the 9 colors that I am absolutely obsessed with: Heaven, Silk teddy, Push-up, and Honey Pot. They are all very soft and shimmery. All the eye shadows are super pigmented.

My favorite one is Push-up as you can see by the indentation. It is perfect as an all over color and as a crease color.

I don’t use Velvet Revolver, Expresso, Erotica, and Cocoa Puff  because they are just too dark for me.

I don’t use Nude Beach very often because the glitter is super chunky and it can irritate my eyes.

What is your rediscovered favorite product this month?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Picks

Ulta is doing their 21 Days of Beauty sale again and I thought I would share with you which items I would purchase. I wish I could purchase them all but I don't have unlimited amounts of cash. =( 

Here is my wishlist. There are links to each item to see pictures and full descriptions. (Not affiliate links)

~March 16 - Stila Smudge Stick WaterProof Eyeliner (Buy one, get one free)

~March 24 - Mally Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener ($22)

~March 27 - Strivectin Age-Fighting Discovery Kit ($20)

~March 29 - Lorac Chamgane Dreams Eye Shadow Palette ($15)

~April 1 - Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush ($15)

~April 4 - Smashbox Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($18)

 What do you want to purchase?

I will do a separate post later letting you know what I actually ended up getting.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Hidden Gem- BeautyByAndriana

This month's Hidden Gem is BeautyByAndriana

I came across Andriana's channel about a year ago and fell in love with her videos. Her eye makeup is always flawless and her reviews very informative. Now, let's get to know her a little better.

1) When did you start your YouTube channel and why?

I started my YouTube channel on February 25th, 2013 (my 2 year anniversary just passed!). I decided to finally start a channel because I was obsessed with the online beauty community. I loved talking about makeup products and creating new, exciting looks, so I thought making a YouTube channel would be perfect!

2) What is the main focus of your channel?

My main focus is makeup. This means that my videos can range from tutorials to first impressions to name it! And of course, I occasionally post a tag or haul when I feel like it.

3) What and who inspires you and why?

Let's see...I'm going to stick with YouTube and say Marlena from MakeupGeekTV. As many of you may know, she started off making beauty videos on YouTube and then came out with her own makeup company. I want to do the same thing, so to see how successful she has gotten from it, inspires me to work 10x harder than I already am.

4) What has helped your channel grow the most?

I would say that interacting with my viewers has helped my channel a lot. People really like to know when you find them important and that's one of my biggest goals on my channel. I really want to create a friendship with each of my viewers and I want them to know that they can come to me for any of their beauty questions. 

5) What would you like people to know about you?

Hmm...this one is tough. There's only so much people see from watching a 5 minute video of me. I'm going to cheat and write two things. First off, I'm an extremely shy person, but once I warm up to you, I get extremely comfortable and act very funny/quirky. To go along with that, I am also a very loyal person. I will go through hell and back to help anyone close to me. I'm that one person who you can count on for anything you need help with!

Where you can find Andriana


See who the Hidden Gem was last month.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mascara Showdown!

 I have been trying a lot of new mascaras over the last several months and I thought that I would give you little reviews of each one in one place (I know this has been a long time coming).

Loreal Butterfly

This mascara was okay. I could not do more than one coat without it starting to clump. It did make my lashes look very dramatic though. 

It’s not something I would recommend for an everyday look because it did not last very long. I found it was perfect for a night on the town.

Covergirl LashBlast Fusion

This has been my everyday go to mascara. I have loved almost every version of the Lashblast line but I think this one is my favorite. One coat gives my lashes a very natural look. Two coats makes them stand out a little.

If you are looking for a dramatic difference I would not recommend this mascara. This is more for giving your lashes a little boost.

Rimmel Retro 

I love Rimmel but I really do not like their mascaras. I have tried at least three different ones now and have had very similar experiences with all three. They clump like crazy! They do lengthen and fill out your lashes but in a spidery way. This mascara also flakes really bad for me. After only about an hour I will have little black flakes on my cheek. 

I don’t like to waste products and just throw them away so I figured out a way to make this mascara work for me. I would do one coat of the Rimmel mascara and one coat of the CoverGirl mascara. It seemed to get rid of most of the spideryness at least.

Benefit BadGal Lash

This is my new favorite mascara! To see why check out this video

Have you tried any of these mascaras? What did you think of them? What is your favorite mascara?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist

I have used the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle before but realized that I have never done a review on it.

I give it 5/5 stars and would definitely recommend it. To see why watch the video below.

Do you like Aussie products? What's your favorite?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Daiso Haul

Recently, I went to Daiso (a Japanese version of a dollar store where everything is a $1.50) and I picked up some beauty and planner items. 

What items would you like me to do reviews on?

See what items I have picked up in the past here and what I thought of some of them here.

Glamglow Review

This was a gift (see what else I got here) from my friend Cheryl (check out her channel here). Everyone raves about these face masks but they retail for about $69 for 7 oz! The sample I received is 0.5 oz and I got about 3 uses out of it. 

The Sephora website describes it as a:
10 minute mud mask for men and women. It says it leaves the skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It works with the body’s natural moisturizing collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.

You use it like any other mud mask. You apply it on a clean face, let it sit for 10 minutes (until it is dry), and wash it off.

~ This is a very messy mud mask. It has little flakes of stuff that get everywhere, and don’t really stick to your face. 
~ Also, this is a tingle mask and boy does it tingle! I love masks like this but even I almost couldn’t handle it.
~ The mask claims to not be drying but I found that I had to immediately moisturize my face or it would feel like it was going to crack. 
~The price! It is so expensive!

~ It did a great job of cleaning out my pores and exfoliating my skin.
~ The more used it the more I got use to the tingly feeling.
~ After a couple of uses people began complimenting me on how good my skin looked.

I give the Glamglow Tingle Mask 3.5/5 stars because it is a great product if you can afford it and handle the tingle.

Have you tried the Glamglow Tingle Mask or any other Glamglow products? What did you think?

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