Ulta Haul+ Promo Code!

Hi everyone! I recently went to Ulta and wanted to show you what I bought! This was one of those visits where I went in wanting two things and came out with five.. typical haha. Here is what I got:
Top: Batiste Dry Shampoo $8
Left to right: Tarte BB Cream $35 | Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes $6 | L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara $9 | Revlon PhotoReady Foundation $7 (was on sale!)
Next time you go to Ulta, make sure you have the RetailMeNot app! They always have a $3.50 off of a $10 purchase coupon! Let me know if you have tried any of these products or have other recommendations! Expect a review for most of these products in the future!
– Emily

5-Minute Makeup Look!

I don’t know about you guys but I love sleeping.. especially when I haven’t had enough of it. Even though I’m a beauty blogger, there are so many days that I wish I could go to work with no makeup just to get more snooze time. However, I found a quick routine that helped me get ready for work in under 5 minutes! These products will last on your face all day as well! Keep in mind, there are no face products b/c my skin is pretty clear most of the time. Add them in though if you need them!

REVIEW: Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

I haven’t come across too many products that I disliked recently until I tried the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm. Right off the bat I’m going to tell you that this is a thumbs down product for me.

It retails for $34 at Sephora and claims to “tint, primes, nourish, prevent, and protect skin in one easy step”. Here is what I thought after testing out this product:

  • Literally no coverage– I had some blemishes on my face that were just as easy to see as before I put the beauty balm on. You can see in the picture below that I still have redness on my forehead, nose, and next to my nose.
  • Oxidizes– When I took the picture below, the product still matched my skin. However, soon after I was getting comments about how my face looked on the dark side.
  • Made me break out– By the next day, I had several little bumps on my forehead that were not there the morning before. I’m definitely not happy about this especially since school just started back for me.

Basically, I can conclude that I will never purchase this product. Let me know if you had a different experience!


REVIEW: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipsticks!

Hello everyone! I recently discovered that Marshall’s sells discounted high-end makeup products! Last time I went, I found two Kat Von D Painted Love Lipsticks and got soo excited. They are in the shade Celebutard (pale pink) and Stiletto (red). The red shade is unlike any one I own- it is a red-orange tone and perfect for summer! The lipsticks are both creamy and moisturizing but I personally think the red lipstick applied/absorbed better. It was almost a jelly-like feeling whereas the nude lipstick sort of just sat on the top of my lips.

Can we talk about this packaging for a second? Part of the reason I was initially obsessed with these lipsticks is because of the packaging! The flowers are gorgeous and I love that the color shows in the bottom. 

Wow to this lipstick line.

I cannot wait to wear them constantly in the upcoming year! I definitely recommend you check out your local Marshall’s to see if you can snag any deals!

Hope you enjoyed this post!
– Emily

REVIEW: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation

Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation for you! I tried a sample of this foundation but definitely intend to buy a full size of it within the next month! It retails for $45. Here’s what I love about the foundation:

  • It makes my skin look flawless!
  • It adds the perfect amount of glow.
  • It is oil free and soaks right into the skin!
  • Has SPF 15
  • Feels ultra-light
  • Only need a little bit of product to cover my whole face!

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REVIEW: BaubleBar x Stila Sparkling Rose Gift Set

Hello everyone! Wow I had quite a bit of trouble tracking this package but I am extremely excited to finally be telling you about it! (Read the story at the end of the post and you’ll see. Lol) I ordered the Sparkling Rose Gift Set from BaubleBar for $39 (retail value is $117!). Let me just tell you that every piece in the set is gorgeous! It includes a:

Reading that makes you want to go to BaubleBar right now doesn’t it?
FYI, I will be reviewing the bracelet in my next post & will not be reviewing the Stila lip glaze because I will be including it in a future giveaway (I will say it does have a lot of glitter in it!). But let’s get into the makeup reviews!

Left: Jewel Eye Shadow in Golden Topaz: Gorgeous eyeshadow! I can definitely see myself using this as an everyday eyeshadow, especially in the summer! There is a lot of glitter in it though so I try to only use this right on my eyelid. It’s best to pat this eyeshadow on to get minimal fall out!

Right: Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Lillium: I love functional products that I can travel with! It is so convenient that this is both a lip color and cheek cream! From my impressions so far, I think I see myself using this more on my cheek than lips! I wish it had a slightly better smell to it too.

Alright here’s the story about me finding my package. On Wednesday, I looked at the USPS website to track my package and it said it was delivered. When I got home, I looked outside and it wasn’t there. After calling USPS three times, I decided on Saturday that I was going to walk in a circle around my house to see if they put it at a different door. After taking a 270 around my house with my grandma and brother, I see paper in the grass and realize that its part of my BaubleBar package. The more we start walking we see that literally my entire package is shredded and all over a part of the lawn. I gather all the pieces and took the picture above. I’ve concluded that a stray dog took the package off my porch. All the items made it out decently except the rose gold pouch and a scratch on my bracelet. 😦 So there you go. Haha

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I definitely recommend getting the gift set! I love it so much!