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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make Me Pretty Giveaways

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Today is Make Me Pretty Giveaways!! You get a comprehensive list of giveaways from around the Beauty Blog World!! I will gather a list of giveaways throughout the week and put them in a post. I will post the link on my sidebar so in case you miss it, you can quickly access it from there.

If you are interested in adding one that I have missed, please do so by using my contact  form here of emailing me at

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pinktober Nails for The Survivors

**May Contain Press Samples**

Ok, I know I am getting these in at the tail end of the month, but better late than never! As some of you may of may not know, I had a breast tumor removed about 6 years ago. I was 8 months pregnant when I had my lumpectomy. It was a very rare tumor that, thankfully, was able to be removed fully. It was found when I was three months pregnant, but couldn't be removed until I was in my third trimester. That was one of the scariest times in my life.  
For this mani, I went full on Sinful Colors. I used RADiant as my base then Pink Break and 24/7 as the accent dots. I wanted to do something fun, simple and I would be able to wear all week. RADiant is a demi-matte and I just love that creamy muted look. 
I miss doing my nails with fun designs, but I am super excited for the upcoming holidays and I can't wait to dive into the fun art to follow! Next... a little bit of fall and Halloween!

Colors Used:
Sinful Colors- Pink Break
Sinful Colors- 24/7
Sinful Colors- RADient

Monday, October 17, 2016

My First Empties Post- See Which I Would Repurchase!

**May Contain Press Samples**

So, I always say that I want to do an empties post, but either myself or my wonderful husband would pitch my empties bag on garbage day forgetting about my little post plan. This time, I managed to do it! I collected all of the items that I used up completely in the month of September. Now, with that being said, I didn't start using these at the beginning of the month but I have been using them for a while and just happened to finish them this month. 
First up, the NYX Set It & Don't Fret It finishing powder. I loooooved this and I am going to rebuy during my next Ulta or Target trip. I did seem to finish this really quickly, but I do use a decent amount to soak up all that shine. 
I went through 2 eyeliners. The benefit They're Real push up liner I got a looooong time ago. I only used it once and a while because, honestly, I hated it. It just didn't fit right for me and I had the formula. The Starlooks Pro Luxe Longwear eyeliner was a felt tipped liquid liner. I was not such a huge fan. Not because it was bad, but I prefer a creamy pencil to felt liquid. Also, since I subscribe to Ipsy I will not be needing any new liners anytime soon. I am stocked!
Next up were two of my favorite skincare products. I just looooove everything Borghese puts out and the Facial Oil wasn't any exception. I actually used it as a makeup remover and I neeeeeed more. I am now spoiled! The Exuviance SkinRise Boinic Tonic was awesome! They were pads soaked with the awesome formula. It was a great second clean up option after a regular face wash. It smelled awesome and made my skin feel so soft. 
Next is a sample size of benefit Gimme Brow fiber wand. This was awesome and a gym bag favorite of mine. After the gym, I don't have a lot of time to reapply my makeup. I would use this to tame and shape my brows all while adding a little color. I actually got a similar one from Revlon that I love. It has replaced this one and does the same thing, but with a bigger wand. If I wander upon this on sale or something special, I would grab it up again. Buy again!
I got this as a press sample about a year ago. It is a glossing spray from Tara Smith Haircare. It smells amazing and makes my hair feel even better. I will not be repurchasing this because I fell in love with Ghost Oil. It's my go to for anything hair. Like I said, I enjoyed this product but I have one I enjoy more now. 
Lastly, Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment. You all know about my battle with acne so, I loved this primer! It feels awesome with it's coverage and it was light enough that it didn't feel like there was a pound of primer on my face. I will be repurchasing this one in a full size once I finish up my current Smashbox primer. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Looking to Lighten Up Those Dark Spots on Your Face??

**Press Sample**

You all know I am a huge fan of Valentia, so when I get a chance to try any of their new products I am all over it! This time, I got to try Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. I was extra excited about this one because I have quite a few dark spots from scars that I have been trying to lighten up.  This is a moisturizer so you will get plumper, smoother and more radiant skin. 
Some key ingredients include botanical hyaluronic acid, Kojic acid, Ginseng, Safflower oil and shea butter. All of these work together to improve elastic, prevent dark spots, fight wrinkles, and repair skins moisture barrier. Made with all natural ingredients, Pure Glow by Valentia makes for a very lightweight moisturizer. 
Overall, I liked this and will continue to use it as my regular moisturizer. I have seen an improvement in my skins color as well as it's overall texture. I really believe that using a daily moisturizer, especially one with hyaluronic acid, can really improve a lot of properties with our skin. I also appreciate the light scent of this product. If you want to learn more about what Valentia has to offer you, you can visit any of the links below or throughout the review.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Everyday Fall Look with a Little Shimmer

**May Contain Press Samples**

 For most of my looks during the fall, I tend to stay with brown, greens, oranges, and nudes. Neutral is the key for me during the fall. I have been turned off by shimmers in the past, but this year I am totally loving them. Combing shimmers with mattes is my favorite play on textures. 
 For this look, I used my Jelly Pong Neapolitan eye trio that I got in a recent Ipsy bag. There are three shimmer colors that work so perfectly for an everyday fall look. There is a shimmer nude, shimmer red and a shimmer brown. Put together, they make a sexy, fun smokey eye. 
 For my pinky neutral lip, I used Estee Edit Light Beige Nude and Madam Glam Posey. They blend to make a fun, yet neutral shade. I usually line with Ofra in the shade Wine, but for some reason I skipped it. 
I did a little blush with Borghese in the shade stunner. I like to use just the tiniest amount for a regular day and blend it from my apples back to my temple. Just for a little fall flush look. 
Do you have a go to fall collection of make up? Do you have a favorite fall lip color?