beauty, Lifestyle

New Products!

I know I haven’t wrote in FOREVER and I’m sorry! I went to Ulta the other day since it was the last day to use my 20% off coupon and it worked on prestige brands too. I walked in without any intention of purchasing a new foundation, but the guy that helped me was great!

On the left, I picked up Benefit’s new mascara & tried this on yesterday. It’s called Bad gal Bang and I love this mascara! If you’ve been following me for some time now, you’ll know why I’m picky about mascaras because I am allergic to most. This one, I’m not! I bought the mini to test it out and it retails for $12 the full size is $24.

The middle product is a highlighter from Too Faced. It’s their new Diamond Light, and if you’ve ever swatched this, it is the most pigmented, on point highlighter I’ve ever swatched, literally. I will swatch in another post.

The last product on the right is Clinique’s even better foundation. It has spf 15 and it’s for a very fair price. It is $28. The packaging is also very nice too. It’s a flawless foundation and I love it. Here is a picture of the coverage. The guy that helped me asked me if I liked full or medium coverage and I picked medium. It’s very light and I couldn’t tell it was on me the whole day yesterday

Happy Wednesday, beauties!

XO

beauty, Lifestyle

My Go-To Palettes

HAPPY SUNDAY BEAUTIES!  I took a break from doing my makeup now that school has started and I have to get up so early, but I have been doing my makeup on the weekends now that I have football games starting since I coach.  Anyways, here are my go-to palettes.  Not just eyeshadow palettes, but anything with the face.  Here we go….

Urban Decay – Naked 2 Palette
I love this pallete.  It retails for $54 at Sephora.  If you’ve never used any of the Naked palettes before, they are amazing and very pigmented.  I go for the more gold/bronze colors because they go really well with my skin tone.  Go to colors are Snakebite, Chopper, Half Baked, and Foxy.

Lorac Pro Palette
This palette never fails me either.  This palette has eight matte colors and eight shimmer colors.  Matte is on the top and shimmer on the bottom.  I usually go for shimmer, but if I want something simple, I just use the matte colors on the top.  There are neutral colors so it works for a simple look.  This retails for $44 and I think you can only get it at Ulta now.  It’s no longer at Sephora.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
My favorite contour palette.  I like it better than the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette.  I do want to try her creme one though.  I’m surprised I haven’t hit pan on this palette yet, it’ll be a bittersweet moment when I do.  This is the holy grail right now.  I haven’t used the far color on the right, at the top.  It looks like it’s more pinky for my skin tone, but I’ll try it and I’ll have to let you guys know.  You can get this at Sephora and it retails for $49.  I probably haven’t hit pan yet because you get more product with this palette since they’re squares and not circular like the Anastasia one.

Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Highlight Palette
Another holy grail.  I am in love with this highlighter palette.  It definitely has a pop to it!  The color on the left is Sunlight and the highlight on the left is Moonlight, and the middle is a matte Sand.  I usually use Sunlight for day light and Moonlight when I’m going out at night, but you can always switch it up, obviously.  I use the Sand to kind of set everything, mostly around my forehead and nose area.  I think you’ll have to get this on eBay or Amazon now.  It retails for $44.

That’s all for now.  I’ll have to experiment with a lot more of my other palettes.  I’m hoping to use more color.  Hope this helps!

XO beauties.

Arbonne, beauty, Lifestyle

Genius Ultra

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Hello all!  It’s been way too long and I’ve been way too stressed.  I’ve had a lot of cheer related events going on and our season is still not over.  So to deal with the stress, I’ve been pampering myself with the Genius Ultra from Arbonne!

You can purchase the Genius Ultra by itself, but who wouldn’t want the products to go with it.  The three products that I received (Arbonne is running a special right now on this, until supplies last) is the firming neck cream, the serum, and lifting and contouring eye cream.

I wash my face with my Arbonne smoothing facial cleanser and then use the eye cream under my eyes.  I dot it all under my eye and use the Genius Ultra in circular motions to apply the cream.  Before I apply the eye cream, I use the serum since it makes my face firm.  I let it dry and let my skin absorb it and then I use the eye cream.  The eye cream delivers the appearance of a more lifted, awakened skin.  It tones the skin and restores a firmer look to the eye area.

Not only do you have to use the Genius Ultra with the eye cream, but with any of your moisturizers.  The device has three levels of warmth (yes, it warms up and makes your face feel awesome).  You’ll want to pat any remaining product on to your skin, do not rub.  After you are finished, you’ll want to clean the Genius Ultra with a soft cloth.

As for the neck cream, I use this before putting on any moisturizer.  This neck cream helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  It has become a favorite of mine.  The entire RE9 Advance set from Arbonne is what I’ve replaced my full morning and night routine with.

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XO beauties!

beauty, Lifestyle

Mini Haul

I had $50 to spend at Ulta so of course, I wanted to try some new products from NYX.  I have one product not pictured, which is the Honey Dew.  I’ve already used it and love it.  No, it is not sticky if you were thinking that 😄 I’ve also already tried the Totak Control foundation and I love that too.  It is a dropper foundation.  If you’ve tried MAC’s lightweight foundation, it’s just like that, but cheaper!  It retails for about $13.  It’s full coverage & it’s lightweight.  I feel like there’s nothing on my face when I have it on.

I haven’t tried the illuminator stick yet, but it’s such a great copper color.  Here is a swatch below:

I wanted to try their eyebrow wand.  Ive never done my eyebrows before so thought I would give this a whirl.  The best thing I bought is the Tarteist Pro To Go.  The colors are gorgeous and I will be creating a Valentine’s Day look with this palette!

I LOVE THESE COLORS!  This little palette retails for about $23.  My favorite color is the gold in the middle and the shiner color on the very bottom.  I like all of these colors though.  Everyday and night look ❤️

XO beauties 💕

beauty, fitness, health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Vegan

Redefine Healthy Living

Hello again!  I’ve been doing this detox (Yes, you can still eat).  It’s been one of the best ones I’ve ever been on, to be honest.  It’s with Arbonne and I learned more about it by listening in on a healthy happy hour workshop (:  Here’s the deal with all of the products I’m using.

  1. Digestive Plus
    This is something you drink first thing in the morning.  Take it like a shot.  That’s what I do anyways.  Arbonne’s Digestive Plus promotes digestion and nutrient uptake.  It supports your intestinal wall, antibiotics, medications and stress.  It improves calcium absorption and manufactures B vitamins.
  2. Energy Fizz Sticks
    Replacement for coffee and soda.  I will drink one of these after I drink my breakfast (protein shake), we’ll get into that next.  Actually, I drink one of these around like 9-10am.  Fizz sticks help with that mid morning/mid day slump  These boost your metabolism and they are free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, or color.  You can get these in two flavors, citrus and pomegranate.  I mix this with about 6-8oz of water.
  3. Protein (1lb of Vanilla & 1lb of Chocolate)
    In the morning and sometimes after a workout instead of eating, I’ll make a protein shake.  (:  I use 2 scoops of protein with 10oz of liquid.  It can be water, almond milk, whatever you want your base to be.  Then you will add in 1/4 or 1/2 a scoop of Fiber Boost.  The Fiber Boost helps you feel satiated, and it is gluten-free grain and vegan fiber source.  So 2 scoops of protein, with your base, fiber boost, a handful of greens (kale, spinach, or Arbonne’s Greens), and frozen berries or green apples.
    *Pre/Post WorkoutThis would be a protein shake.  You should definitely try 2 scoops of vanilla protein with one scoop of fiber boost, and then shake a little bit of cinnamon in it.  Talk about heaven!
  4. Herbal Detox Tea
    A cleansed body is a healthy body!  This tea has nine botanicals to help cleanse and rid your body of toxins.  I drink this a little bit before I go to bed.  It is caffeine-free.  It aids in the mobility of fiber and supports the kidney and liver function.  By cleansing and eliminating toxins, your body is able to to process foods correctly.
  5. 7 Day Cleanse
    Drink this on a Friday or Saturday.  You will dilute this with 1 liter of water (32oz) and drink it throughout the day.  (Be ready to use the bathroom a lot).  You’re drinking liquids/a lot of water..it’s almost like “breaking the seal,” haha.  Then you’ll drink an additional liter of water.  (See, just break the seal).Here is a little recipe if you like a dreamsicle! (:
    – 2 scoops of vanilla protein
    – 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
    – 1/2 cup of water
    – 3 oz of orange juice concentrate
    – 1 tsp honey
    -ice
    Blend it all up until it’s smooth and enjoy!

Pina Colada Shake
– 1 cup of coconut milk
– 1/2 cup of fresh or canned pineapple
– 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

If you want a healthy muffin recipe
– 4 scoops of vanilla or chocolate protein
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup egg whites
– 1/4 unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Here’s how you can get 20% off of everything I just talked about above! (: Enjoy beauties and health nuts!

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XO

beauty, fitness, health, Lifestyle, Vegan

Healthy Living

Just wanted to let you all know I’ll be doing this 30 day to healthy living challenge and you should think about doing it with me!  I’ve been going to the gym for quite some time now, but haven’t found the right products to support my body until I discovered Arbonne!

Here’s a link to get 50% off on the fitness products! CLICK HERE FOR 50% OFF

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LeMarc

Hello all!

#LeMarc Lip Creme #Contest Thanks @Influenster @MarcBeauty

Yesterday, I came home yesterday to a package delivered to me by Influenster and Marc Beauty for a complimentary Marc Jacobs Lip Creme and Lip Liner. 🙂  It was a great surprise!
The lip creme was in the color Fawn Over Me, and the lip liner was in the color NUDE(IST).  I used the liner first, and it was very smooth.  It glides on and the color was great!  I usually never line my lips because other lip pencils feel dry or weird on my lips, but this one actually felt comfortable.  It’s easy to apply and is retractable, which is so convenient.  As for the lip creme, it is the perfect nude for my skin tone.  I think it would be the perfect nude for anyone, to be honest.  It’s smooth and creamy, and long-lasting.  It lasted all night at the event I was at!  Every girl wants long-lasting lip wear and this product is the one!  Here is a picture of the color.

#LeMarc Lip Creme #Contest

I will definitely be purchasing a few of my own colors after using this one! 🙂

XO

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Monday Favorites

I haven’t done favorites in a while so here are some products I’ve been using and loving.

  1. Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
    This foundation retails for $40 at Sephora or at Ulta.  It stays on literally all night and has full coverage.  It’s been one of my go-to foundations when I’m getting ready.  I am in the color 6.0, which has a bit of a yellow undertone.  I don’t have any streaks with application, and it goes on very smoothly!

    2. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Love Bug
    I like to wear this as a winter color.  I’m pretty sure it is a fall lip, but I love this color too much to give it up for the season.  It retails for $6 at Colourpop.  You can’t beat that price!  If you spend $30 or more, you get free shipping.  This color is kind of a mix between burnt red to brown color.  You can catch a swatch on my last post here.

    3. Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer
    I have not used another primer when I bought this one by Marc Jacobs.  The one I tried using before this was by e.l.f., but that primer felt oily.  This one smells and feels great.  Makes my foundation application so much easier.  This retails for $44 at Sephora.  Its lasted for a while now.  I haven’t bought a new one.  I don’t do my makeup every day, but a lot goes a long way.

    4. Morphe Deluxe Blending Fluff
    This is the MB13 Morphe brush.  One of my all time favorite brushes.  It blends really well and it is very soft.  I use it every time to blend out my crease or any shadows from lid to crease.  It retails for about $5, and you can purchase it on the Morphe site.  Technique brushes are everything.

    5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Highlight Palette

    Probably one of my favorite highlighter palettes.  Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea collection is one of my favorite collections by this brand.  I think they revamped their brand and is definitely now competing with the others just as well.  That’s just my opinion.  I like to use the color Sunlight and Moonlight and mix them both.  It gives a nice pop.  This palette retails for $42 at Sephora.

    That is all for now beauties.  For all of those that have subscribed to me since day one, I appreciate it, and thank you for being patient with me and my posts.

XO

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Estee Edit Makeup

estee-editIf you haven’t yet, you definitely need to purchase these two palettes that comes in a package!  It is Estee Edit’s eyeshadow palette and highlighting palette for $58.  I bought mine at Sephora when I had my 20% off VIB coupon.  Depending on what your beauty insider membership status is, it ranges from 10%-25% off.  These coupons come out in November and April so it’s about the two times you want to stock up on all of your makeup.  The black palette color names from left to right, top to bottom is: Swerve, Riff, Burn, Wavy, Mood, and Trip.  For the silver highlighter palette color names from left to right, top to bottom is: Snowlit, 14K Glow, 1st Light, Gleam, Ray, and Beachy.  These are very pigmented and gorgeous.  I did a makeup look with both of these palettes.
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estee-edit-look-3The smokey eye I created, I used the black from my Urban Decay Basics palette, and that was it.  Then I used Swerve (gold shadow) on my lid, and Riff for my inner tear ducts.  For foundation, I used Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation.  I have heard people raving about it, and I finally bought it and tested it out for myself.  It is now my new favorite foundation, and a lot of foundations do not work for my skin.  I am in the color 6.0.  It lasted all day on me.  It’s great on coverage and it’s lightweight.  It retails for $40.  <3 You need this in your life!
all-nighter
As for the lip color, I purchased a few new matte lip colors form Colourpop.  Pictured below.  These were all $6.  That’s what I love about Colourpop, they’re inexpensive, but work great!  Love Bug is currently  my go-to lip color.  You can see the swatch here or the picture above with the snapchat filter.  I have yet to try Viper and Are & Be.  Viper is more pinky and Are & Be is more of a deep purple with little pink.  Love Bug is almost like a red orange with a hint of brown.  That is probably why I love it so much because it goes very well with my skin tone.
colourpopI hope you have enjoyed this post and this look!  I have a new project I’m working on that will be launching in about two weeks!  Stay tuned beauties!

XO

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Makeup Revolution

makeup-revolutionMakeup Revolution Fortune Favors the Brave Ultra 30 Eyeshadow Palette.  Whew!  That’s a long name for it!  I just call it the Makeup Revolution Fortune, you’ll know what I mean (: It has 30 colors and half are matte and the others are shimmer.
makeup-revHere are the swatches up above and you can see these are all very pigmented and neutral colors for an every day, morning, or night time look! 🙂  You can purchase this palette here Makeup Revolution at Ulta. It retails for $15 and you can become a loyalty member at Ulta!  They also came out with a credit card for their store, which let’s you accumulate points faster and you get many benefits when you sign up for the reward program/credit card.

If you missed my post about my morning and night routine, you can check it out here Morning/Night Routine

XO beauties