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Friday, September 12, 2014

YouTube Video: Try-On Haul & Giveaway

I know, I know... I've totally been neglecting my blog. :( And, for that I am so sorry. Life has gotten a bit crazy lately. But most importantly, I do have a couple of blog posts planned & I promise to get to them soon.

I just quickly wanted to jump on here and let you guys know that I'm having a small GIVEAWAY on my YouTube I want everyone to have the opportunity to enter!!!


  • Forever21 cosmetic bag
  • Maybelline The Rocket Mascara in Very Black
  • Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in #415
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Pink Rose
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • Subscribe to my channel!
  • Leave a comment telling me what type of videos you would like to see on my channel (ex: morning/night routines, tutorials, ect.).

The giveaway will end September 22nd, 2014. I will randomly select a winner & contact them through YouTube message.

Check it out here: (or click here for direct link)

Don't forget to enter! And, I will see you very soon with a new blog post! Good Luck <3

Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation

Once again, I've fallen victim to "clever" advertisement! Basically..., I finally caved, and bought the new Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation. Seeing that I love the Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 Foundation so much I thought that it would be worth a shot.

You should know:
  • It's oil-free.
  • Comes in about twelve shades.

Its claims: This liquid foundation's oil-free formula provides medium coverage to even skin tone and cover imperfections. The result is a flawless, natural look that lasts all day.

  • It's lightweight.
  • It's blendable.
  • Only oxidizes a bit (most foundations oxidize on me because of my oily skin).
  • The price is great (under $10).

    • It has light to medium coverage (I prefer a bit more coverage).
    • May irritate sensitive skin.
    • Does not stay matte for more than two hours.
    • Does not set well into skin, giving it a "cakey" appearance. 

    Even after two weeks, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this foundation... As I mentioned, it seem like the product just sits, almost like a film, on top of the skin. At first I thought that it might be the primer I was using underneath it (Hourglass Veil Mineral). But, when I tried it without the primer I got the same effect, except that it looked "oily" within an hour. It seems like this foundation is not ideal for oily skin, and is better suited for drier complexions.

    However, I recently watched gossmakeupartist's latest video where he mentions that applying rose water after a powder product will result in a natural finish (check the video out here). Covergirl's website does mention that this foundation has a "built-in powder system"; so maybe this is what's causing the problem. I guess I'll try this "rose water method" out for myself and let you know!

    Have you tried the new Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation? If so let me know down below!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Until next time!

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    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    DIY: Cork Board

    Ok, so I've gone a little "DIY crazy"... Literally, I now have an entire drawer dedicated to my arts & crafts supplies. This time around, I've prepared a very simple, very pretty, cork board. Not only is it a great tool for staying organized (especially for "back to school") but, it also doubles as great wall decor!

    It only takes four easy steps!!!

    You'll need:

    • Frame
    • Multi-surface acrylic craft paint
    • Foam brush (in my experience, it delivers an even coat)
    • Cork (amount depends on size of frame)
    • Scissors
    • Glue gun 

    Step One: Paint the frame in whichever color you prefer. Wait one hour (approximately) in-between coats. 
    • I chose the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint in Beach Glass.
    • In my experience the paint dried quickly (about 30 min.) & did not have a strong odor (so, I was able to work inside).

    Step Two: Cut cork to fit frame. Include and extra quarter of an inch to allow some space for glue.

    Step Three: Once frame is completely dry, proceed to glue the cork on the backside of the frame.  

    Step Four: Allow glue to properly dry.

    And, you're done!!! Your new cork board is ready to be displayed!

    I absolutely love how this project turned out! It's beautiful & a wonderful tool to stay organized. 

    Everything I used was purchased at Michael's Craft Store but, you can probably find some of these supplies at Target, Wal-Mart or similar stores.

    I hope that you've found this post helpful in any way, shape, or form.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Until next time!

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    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    YouTube Video: Collective Summer Haul!

    Hey Guys! I just uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel called, Collective Summer Haul. Here I share with you all of the things that I've been picking up during my shopping trips for the past month.

    It included items from stores like: Forever 21, Wet Seal, Nordstom Rack, & Ulta.

    Check it out here: (or click here for direct link)

    Don't forget to leave your comment, critique, and/or requests. I always look forward to hearing what you have to say!!! Also, don't forget to subscribe!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Until next time!

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    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Review: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream (Combination to Oily Skin)

    For a while now, I've been on the hunt for a good drugstore BB Cream. Especially now for summer... Sometimes you just don't want to walk out with a full face of makeup on a hot day (Am I right?)! So, I finally decided to pick up the very buzzed about, Garnier BB Cream. I've already had it for about two week and thought that I was ready to share my take on it with you.

    You should know:

    • This review is only on the combination to oily skin version of this BB Cream.
    • It's oil free.
    • Contains Broad Spectrum SPF 20.
    • Comes in four shades: Fair, Light/Medium, Medium/Deep, & Deep.

    Its claims: Immediately mattifies, minimizes pores, and conceals imperfections to give skin a naturally smooth, flawless finish. 

    • Feels very light on the skin (you forget you have it on).
    • Does not clog pores or cause breakouts.
    • Has a matte finish.
    • Does not conceal redness or imperfections.
    • Does not minimize the appearance of pores.
    • Does not have buildable coverage.
    • Is runny & watery (be very careful when unscrewing the cap, product may disperse).
    • Does not stay matte for more than an hour.

    This product may not have worked for me but, there are still a lot of people who do enjoy it . If you look at the box it comes in, it states under "purpose" of the product: "sunscreen" (which is very interesting). It gives me the impression that it is more of an "in-between step", and not meant to be used on its own (and substitute foundation). 

    Regardless, let me know if you enjoy this product and why it works for you! But for now I think I'll just stick to my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. 

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Until next time!

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