Fall Skincare Routine | Feat. Clarisonic Mia 1*




Hello everyone! We are in the full swing of fall, and I wanted to share with you my current skincare routine. The biggest change I've made to my routine is that I started using the Clarisonic Mia 1 ($129 USD)*. I was lucky enough to have Her Campus Media and Clarisonic send me this device and various accessories (brush heads and cleanser) to try. I received the Mia 1 Device with Radiance Brush Head*Pore & Blemish Gel* Cleanser* ($18), Deep Pore Brush Head* ($27) and Acne Brush Head* ($27). My skin has been amazing since I started using this device and accessories, and I wanted to share my thoughts and experience so far.

My Favorite Daily Brushes | Feat. Sigma, Morphe, Spectrum and More!

My Favorite Daily Brushes | Feat. Sigma, Morphe, Spectrum and More! | Sigma F30 Morphe E2 Morphe E4 Spectrum B02 Morphe M438 Morphe Y14 Sigma E50 Sigma E40 Sigma E60 Morphe E43 Morphe E28 Coastal Scents Morphe E49
It's been almost two years since I did a brush favorites post, and I figured with the release of new brands and brushes, I wanted to share what I've been using on a daily basis. There are also many brushes that will make an appearance from my first post, which shows how much I love those brushes and that they are amazing quality (you'll see as you keep reading).

An Oily Skin Guide to Foundations | My Favorites

An Oily Skin Guide to Foundations | My Favorites | Estee Lauder Double Wear  Lorac Sheer POREfection  Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless  Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream  Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin  Fiona Stiles Matte Finish
Happy Sunday! Today's post will be all about my favorite foundation for oily skin. But if you're combo or dry, don't worry, still stick around because of these foundations can work for all skin types. I personally think it can be difficult to find foundations that truly keep you matte all day. Even of these foundations, which I love, still, require blotting throughout the day. But upon first application, they mattify my skin and last throughout most of the day. 

Two Tools That Will Transform Your Brush Cleaning Routine | Featuring The Brush Bar*

Two Tools That Will Transform Your Brush Cleaning Routine | Featuring The Brush Bar and The Brush Bar
As a beauty blogger and a makeup lover, I have a large collection of brushes. I have many different brands, ranging from drugstore to high-end, and no matter the type of brush, all of them need to be cleaned. I don't know about you, but I get extremely lazy when it comes to cleaning my brushes, and I can go weeks at a time without washing them. But I was recently given the chance to try The Brush Bar*, which makes two products that will make it easier and faster to clean your brushes. The CEO and Co-Founder, Mengju, reached out to me and offered to send me these products to try. I've never heard of the brand, but I was excited to test it out.

Urban Decay Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium | Is It Worth the Hype?

Urban Decay Velvetizer | Is It Worth the Hype?
The past few weeks I have been hearing a lot of hype around the Urban Decay Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium. As you know, I love loose setting powders, and the raving reviews I heard about this made me want to try it. But is it worth the hype? I've been trying this for a few weeks, and I think I am able to give you my full thoughts and review.

Best in Beauty | August 2017




Wow, I cannot believe that August is over! This has been a pretty relaxing month, which means lots of time for trying new makeup and blogging. I tried many new things this month, and these six products made it out on top! I want to apologize in advance because many of you may have read reviews on my blog this month about many of these products, but this is just what I loved, and wanted to include them in my favorites! With that being said, thank you for reading!

An Everything-Proof Liquid Lipstick that Lasts for 18 Hours? | Lipsense by Senegence in "First Love" Review*

Can This Last 18 Hours? | Lipsense by Senegence in "First Love" Review | LipSense in 'First Love'* ($25),  LipSense Gloss* ($20) and LipSense Ooops! Remover*
As a beauty blogger, I am always interested in trying new things. I was offered to try Lipsense through a blogger promotion/collaboration group on Facebook, and after doing some research I accepted the opportunity. I was contacted by Sherry who offered to send me the Lipsense system* in any color I choose in exchange for my thoughts/review on a blog post. I've never heard of Lipsense, but I did my research and found that this is supposed to be an 18-hour wear lip product, and I knew it was something I had to put to the test!

Glossier Showroom NYC + Wowder Review | My First Experience with Glossier

Glossier Showroom NYC + Wowder Review | My First Experience with Glossier
There has been so much hype in the beauty community about Glossier, and I've browsed their website on countless occasions but never picked up anything. But I was recently in NYC and remembered that Glossier has a showroom, which wasn't too far from where I was. After browsing the showroom (for a very long time) and playign with everything, I decided to start slow and try their new Wowder.

How I Grew My Social Media + FREE Checklist | The 'Blogging' Feed

How I Grew My Social Media | The 'Blogging' Feed | Facebook   Instagram   Pinterest   Twitter   Bloglovin' | how to gain followers

I've been blogging for a couple of years now, and there is a lot I've learned in terms of how to expand my social media accounts. I'm not writing this post because I have a lot of followers, or because I'm an expert on social media. I'm a blogger just like you, doing something I enjoy, and one of those things is social media. I love posting my pictures on Instagram, sharing my thoughts on Twitter, engaging on Facebook and reading blogs on Bloglovin. I hope that we all blog because we love it, but we also want to get more followers and share our blog with a larger audience (don't lie- I know you do!) Below you'll find my tips for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Bloglovin. Make sure you read until the end for a special surprise!

I Finally Tried the Most Hyped Foundation and Primers On the Internet | The Ordinary | Is It Worth the Hype?

I Finally Tried the Most Hyped Foundation and Primers On the Internet | The Ordinary | Is It Worth the Hype?  The Ordinary Coverage Foundation  The Ordinary Serum Foundation  The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer  High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
After reading countless posts on The Ordinary skincare and makeup, I finally caved and made an order from Deciem.com. If you don't know anything about The Ordinary, it is a brand that makes products with the simplest ingredients, and it's extremely affordable. I was a little behind and didn't look into purchasing these until weeks after people started reviewing them. I went back and forth deciding on shades, and of course the one I thought would fit me the best was out of stock. I signed up for restock updates, and checked their website daily for it to come back. After three weeks or so, it finally came back in stock and instantly purchased them! I ordered them directly from Deciem.com, and for free shipping over $25, and the items arrived in less than a week. I picked up the Cover Foundation ($6.90), Serum Foundation ($6.70), High-Adherence Silicone Primer ($4.90) and High-Spreadability Fluid Primer ($7.90). Keep reading to find out if these items are truly worth the hype!

Currently Trying #5 | Maybelline Sponge, Fit Me Loose Face Powder and Vivid Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'

Currently Trying #5 | Maybelline Sponge, Fit Me Loose Face Powder and Vivid Lip Gloss in 'Charmer' | Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'  Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder  Face Studio Blender
Lately, I feel like many drugstore brands haven't been releasing new products. But Maybelline has been on a roll recently with new blushes, eyeshadow palettes, powders and more. I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, and the Face Studio Blender. These are all products I was super excited to try, and some of them I haven't even heard about on social media. 

Products That Smell Like Summer | You Don't Need the Beach!

Products That Smell Like Summer | You Don't Need the Beach! Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter  Physicians Formula Butter Blush in 'Plum Rose'  Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer  Smith's Tropical Lip Balm  Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30 Sunscreen
I know, I know, summer is almost over (sadly). But I'm taking it in as long as I can. But once the summer ends, there are certain products I love that remind me of everything summer and tropical. Some people may not like products with a scent, but honestly, I don't mind as long as I like the scents. The products I'm talking about today have been products I've been using daily this summer, and the best part is how amazing they smell, and constantly remind me of summer- even when I'm not at the beach. 

Best Beauty Buys of 2017 (So Far)

Best Beauty Buys of 2017 (So Far) Colourpop Shadows Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lipgloss in 'Sugar Sugar' Urban Decay Velvetizer Mix-In Medium Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzing Powder L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara Wet N' Wild Photo Focus Foundation Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge

We are more than halfway through 2017, and I have made an unnecessary amount of makeup purchases this year. I don't know why, but I feel like the makeup world has been on fire with new releases this year, and so many amazing new products have come out this year. With all the new releases, I wanted to share some of my favorite new purchases so far this year. Make sure to let me know in the comments what your favorite product releases are your favorite from 2017, so far!

Current Beauty Tryouts #4 | Lorac POREfection Foundation and Primer*

Current Beauty Tryouts #4 | Lorac POREfection Foundation and Primer Review | Lorac POREfection Mattifying Primer Lorac Porefection Foundation Lorac Sheer POREfection Foundation
I have an exciting post to share today! If you've been reading my blog then you know that Lorac makes my favorite eyeshadows. I love their Pro palettes and their Unzipped palettes are amazing! However, I never tried any of their face products, and when Lorac offered to send me a package, I instantly knew that I had to try out their foundations and primers. Today, I will be talking about three of their face products: POREfection Mattifying Primer*, POREfection Foundation* and Sheer POREfection Foundation*. Like many of my "currently trying" posts, this is more of a first impression after using the product for a week or two, and my thoughts can change after using a product like these for a couple of months.

Best in Beauty | July 2017

July 2017 Beauty Favorites Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in 'Paaarty'  Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette  L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara  MAC Lipstick in 'Velvet Teddy'  NYX Mineral "Set It and Don't Fret It" Matte Finishing Powder
Another month has ended, which means it's time to share products I have been loving in July! This has been a great month with a lot of exciting trips, relaxation, and my birthday (yesterday! the 29th). I haven't tried many new items this month, but there are definitely a few items I have absolutely been loving this month that I had to share.

Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
Hello and welcome back! Today I have a very exciting dupe to share! I feel like every one in the beauty community has been talking about the L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara. After seeing all the raving reviews, and the comparison to the Too Faced Better Than Sex, I knew I had to give it a try. I've repurchased the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara many times (and love it), so to possibly find a dupe, was very exciting!

A Mini MAC Haul + Wish List | Look in a Box Saint No Angel Mini Lip Kit | #NSale

A Mini MAC Haul + Wish List | Look in a Box Saint No Angel Mini Lip Kit | #NSale


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing, and as a beauty blogger I feel it is my responsibility to share any beauty items I pick up from this sale. I really controlled myself and only picked up one thing this year, and that is the MAC Look in a Box Saint No Angel Mini Lip Kit. I will be reviewing and showing you swatches of this kit, as well as talking a little bit about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and some items on my wish list.

Random Beauty Tools You Need In Your Daily Routine

Random Beauty Tools You Need In Your Daily Routine e.l.f Pore Refining Brush Mask Tool Vera Mona Color Switch e.l.f Makeup Remover Pen Eyeshadow Guards
Hello! I have an interesting post to share today. Do you know those random beauty products you can find at your favorite store? Specifically, at Sephora before you check out? Or brands like e.l.f, that have random tools on their website. I never give in to those gimicks, but I have some products that I decided to give a try, and love to use on a daily basis.

Hit or Miss? | e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow | 'Rose Gold' & 'Molten Bronze' | Review + Swatches

One-Stop-Eyeshadow | e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow | 'Rose Gold' & 'Molten Bronze' | Review + Swatches
If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you know how much I love e.l.f Cosmetics. It's a brand filled with affordable products, but some are hits and other are misses. However, since it is so affordable it's easy to try out many of their products and decide if it's worth it. Let me know in the comments some of your favorite e.l.f products are!

My Favorite Eyeshadows | Colourpop Pressed Shadows + Empty Palette Review

My Favorite Eyeshadows | Colourpop Pressed Shadows + Empty Palette Review Distressed Full-zip Hear me out Firefly Say I do Made to last Freckles Bel air Take the lead Noche Let me explain Take it slow Liar, liar Vivacious  Bouquet toss Come and get it Ego
If you've been following me on Instagram then you know that I have been loving the Colourpop's pressed shadows! They've also been releasing some empty palettes, which have been a perfect home for my shadows. In an earlier post, I had four of their shadows in their small four-pan palette. Then, they came out with a small empty magnetic palette that held 12 shadows. But I quickly outgrew that palette, until they released this big palette which can hold up to 24 shadows. Keep reading for my review and swatches!

Ulta Haul | Feat. MAC, L.A Girl and More!

Ulta Haul | Feat. MAC, L.A Girl and More! L.A Girl Blush in "Just Natural"  Models Own Highlighter in "Golden Sand"  MAC Blush in "Melba"  L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara  MAC Lipensity Lipstick in "Driftwood"  IT Brush for Ulta Highlighting and Blending BrushI am back today with another haul! Ulta has been killing it recently with all of the new brand and releases. They added brands like MAC, Models Own, NARS, L.A Girl and more! They also recently gave out a coupon to platinum members for 20% off everything, including prestige, and with my rewards, I had to make an order! These are some of the things I recently picked up and I am so happy with everything! Keep reading for my review/thoughts!

MOTD | Summer Glam

MOTD | Summer Glam | Colourpop single eyeshadows empty palette  L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara  Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer  Maybelline Better Skin Foundation  Flower Beauty Matte Loose Powder  L.A Girl Blush in "Just Natural"  Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer  elf Baked Highlighter in "Moonlight Pearls"  Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss in "Sugar Sugar"
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've done a MOTD (makeup of the day), and with the beginning of summer, I thought I would share my go-to look. The products I use for this look is not exactly everyday-summer-friendly, but I love this for when I want to go a little more glam with my makeup. In this post, I'll include the main products I use, but there are some things I don't include like eyeliner, primer etc. My foundation, blush, eyeshadow etc, are things I like to change up depending on the look- but I have my go-to primers and stuff that never fail me (let me know if you want a post on that!) Keep reading to find out the products in my Summer Glam MOTD!


Juvia's Place "The Nubian" Palette | Review + Swatches | Is It Worth the Hype?

Juvia's Place "The Nubian" Palette | Review + Swatches | Is It Worth the Hype?
If there is one problem I have with makeup, it's that I own too many eyeshadow palettes. To me, palettes are just so convenient because they have so many colors and options to create different looks. A newer makeup brand on the market that I've been seeing recently is Juvia's Place. I went to IMATS NY earlier this year and took a look at their products. I picked up one palette, The Nubian Palette, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you, and if this new brand is really worth the hype. 

Battle of the Blenders | Which Is Really Better? | Beauty Blender vs Morphe vs Real Techniques

Battle of the Blenders | Which Is Really Better? | Beauty Blender vs Morphe vs Real Techniques
Hello beautifuls! I have a very exciting post today, and it's something I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm not sure how you like to apply your liquid foundations, but a couple of years ago I fell in love with using a sponge. I used to use a brush, but I found the application could look streaky or cakey. With beauty sponges, I find I get an even amount of coverage and my makeup always looks flawless. But with so many beauty sponges out there, which one is the best?

My Favorite Spring and Summer Blushes | Feat. Tarte, Becca, Too Faced, and More!

My Favorite Spring and Summer Blushes | Feat. Tarte, Becca, Too Faced, and More | Too Faced Love Flush Blush in 'Baby Love'  Lorac Color Source Blush in 'Tinge'  Becca Mineral Blush in 'Flowerchild'  Physicians Formula Butter Blush in 'Plum Rose'  Benefit Box Powder in 'Hervana'  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in 'Dollface'
Can you feel it? It's finally getting warmer outside! I hope wherever you are reading this the weather is warming up, and it's time to pull out the lighter clothing, and maybe some brighter blushes! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite blushes for Spring and Summer. I love all of these blushes for two reasons: the color and the long-lasting formula.

Ulta Haul | Feat. Anastasia, Tarte, and More!

Ulta Haul | Feat. Anastasia, Tarte, and More! | Tarte Double Duty Beauty Don't Be Afraid to Dazzle Contour and Highlight Palette  NYX Angel Veil Primer  Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Concealer  Benefit Gimme Brow  Benefit Hoola Lite  Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Happy weekend! For today's post, I'll be sharing some items I recently picked up from Ulta. They periodically give out 20% coupons to Platinum members, which works on most high-end brands. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to try out some new things- but of course, it wasn't totally necessary! If you bought anything recently at Ulta that you did or didn't enjoy, let me know in the comments! I love discovering new products!

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter | Review + Swatches | Influenster #CoconutGlow*

I have a very exciting post to share today! I received the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter* for free from Influenster to try and share my thoughts with my readers! It's always very exciting when I receive these kinds of boxes from Influester to try! For those of you that don't know what Influenster is, it's basically a website where you share your thoughts on various products, makeup, food, home etc. Based on your answers, they will send you products for free to try! It's really that simple! However, the more social media followers you have, the better chances you have to receive a box.

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Angeles' | Is It Worth the Hype?

Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review in 'Angeles' | Trying Out New Brands
One of my favorite things about being in the blogging community is discovering new brands. One brand, in particular, I have been excited to try is Ofra. I've seen plenty of reviews on their highlighters and face products, but I think they are most famous for their Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks. They have so many shades to choose from, but I picked one to try, and that is in the shade 'Angeles'

Best in Beauty | March 2017


Wow! It has been a while since I've sat down to write a blog post. Unfortunately, life gets in the way of blogging, but I love the opportunities I DO have to sit down to blog. Today I'll be sharing my beauty favorite from the past couple of months. Let me know in the comments below what products you've been loving recently- I need some recommendations!

Why I'm Returning the Cult Favorite Foundation | Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Why I'm Returning the Cult Favorite Foundation | Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review
As I'm sitting down to write this post my heart is literally breaking. Everyone in the beauty community raves over the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I purchased this beauty a few months ago from Ulta with a 20% code, so I got an insanely good deal on it. Want to hear why I'll be returning it? Keep reading!

New Year, New Lip Products | Colors and Formulas for Every Time of Year! | Feat. Gerard Cosmetics*

New Year, New Lip Products | Colors and Formulas for Every Time of Year! | Feat. Gerard Cosmetics | Lipsticks  Berry Smoothie Mystic Moon Buttercup  Lip Pencils  Cher Underground Ecstacy  Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses  Nude Shimmer of Hope Crystal Pouty Princess  Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick  Underworld Cherry Bomb Dream Weaver  Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick  Ruby Slipper Wine Down Skinny Dip
It's a new year, which means new year resolutions! When it comes to lip products I tend to stay in my comfort zone with nude shades. But this year I want to venture out and try some new colors, whether it's for everyday, or special occasions. Gerard Cosmetics was nice enough to send me a package filled with so many lip products, and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to test out some new shades! In this post, I will be talking about the different formulas and shades, and sharing my overall thoughts.

Colourpop Pressed Eyeshadow Review + Swatches


Hello lovelies! Today I will be reviewing the brand new Colourpop Pressed Eyeshadows. For those of you that have known about Colourpop since the beginning, know that they are famous for their Super Shock Shadows. But Colourpop is constantly coming out with new products, and their pressed shadows are their most recent addition.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon* | Influenster | Review + Swatches


Hi everyone! I have a very exciting post to share with you today! As I'm sure you know, I've been using Influenster for a while, and it's always very exciting when I receive high-end makeup. My last makeup box was from The Estee Edit, where I received four full sized products! For those of you that never heard of Influenster, it's basically a website that sends you free products. You answer a bunch of questions, connect your social media accounts, and if they think you're a good match, they'll send you the products they are currently sending out. In exchange for the product, you test it out and post reviews about it online.

POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox January 2017 I Unboxing + Review*

POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox January 2017 I Unboxing + Review | Manduka eQua Mat Towel in Playa ($38) Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel ($85) Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel ($18) Sourcebooks Inc Instant Happy Notes ($8.99) May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard ($25) Glade No 3 Coconut and Beach Woods Candle ($4.99) Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea ($10.75)

Hello beautifuls! Today I will be sharing with you what's in this month's POPSUGAR Must Have Box*. For those of you that are new to these posts, the box is $39.95 (valued at $145!) a month and you definitely get your money's worth! I love how everything is full sized, and there is actually a purpose for everything in the box. The theme this month is all about detoxing, being fresh, healthy and revitalizing- which I think is a perfect theme to start off the new year!

NARS Velvet Lip Glide in 'Stripped' | The Most Comfortable Lip Product?

Hello lovelies! I am super, super excited for today's post! I am pretty picky when it comes to lip products, so when I heard raving reviews about this, I had to try it. By "this", I'm referring to the NARS Velvet Lip Glide in 'Stripped'. This is a newer product to NARS, so I'm excited to share my thoughts with you.

Flawless Foundation Technique | Best Trick for Oily Skin (And All Skin Types!)

Flawless Foundation Technique | Best Trick for Oily Skin (And All Skin Types!)


Happy 2017 everyone! These past few months have been insanely busy, which means zero time for blogging. My resolution for the new year is to get back into blogging, and to kick it off, I have a really exciting post to share with you! My oily skinned girls will understand the struggle of after applying your foundation, four hours later your face is as shiny as the sun. I have tried every powder, primer and foundation and nothing has worked. Until now.