beauty, favorites

Current Favorite Pick Ups
I went to Marshalls and picked up these two things.  The aqua makeup brush cleaning mat was only $6.  Sigma beauty sells a makeup brush cleaning mat, but I feel like it’s so expensive.  This was $6 and did the job.  It cleaned my brushes just fine 😊.

The other product I bought is a $2 fiber mascara (YES $2) that I am actually not allergic to!  It made me look like I had falsies on.  It is by Max Makeup Cherimoya.  I wish I had a picture!
If you haven’t yet, check out my last What’s in my skincare travel post!



Tarte Thursday

I just went to Ulta and picked up a couple things.  I was only supposed to go get my favorite hair spray, but they stopped carrying it…sad day 😕  Instead, I found a new palette and I’ve always wanted the rose gold eyeliner from Tarte.  The eyeliner is the Tartist Pro glitter liner and it retails for $24.  The palette is called “Don’t Quit Your Day Dream.”  It retails for $29.  I will do a look with these two products this weekend and post it either Sunday or Monday.  I will be at cheer camp this weekend and won’t be home until about 3:30-4 on Father’s Day.  Here a couple of pictures!

Happy Thursday all!  I’m hoping to have a new YouTube video soon!


Arbonne, beauty


I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been in a slump lately.  Hoping this will get me out of it now that I have time to dedicate to blog.  I’m hoping for a post 2 or 3 times a week!  Going for 3 times a week.  I haven’t done a “Favorites” post in sooooooo long so here we go!

  1. Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation
    Arbonne FoundationThis is my favorite foundation!  It is weightless and 100% vegan!  It doesn’t irritate my skin at all.  I can wear it from morning to night and not feel a thing.  With other foundations, it would irritate my skin by the end of the day, but this one does not make me feel like I’m wearing makeup.  I am in the color neutral beige, but I usually have to buy another one because I get super tan in the summer.  It is literally the best foundation I have ever used.  You can order your foundation here!

    2. Arbonne Makeup Primer
    Arbonne Primer
    Best makeup primer ever!  It is not oily and works like it needs to!  For those who don’t know, the Arbonne brand is pure, safe, and beneficial.  There are no dyes, no parabens, no animal products, etc.  As we are all getting older please be careful what you are putting on your skin.  26 seconds is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream.

    3. Arbonne the Real Conceal
    Arbonne Concealer
    Love this concealer!  Just like the foundation, it is light weight.  Arbonne has seven different shades and they match perfectly, and just like the foundation, I will have to get two different colors because of the summer time.

    4. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette
    Rainforest of the Sea
    As you all know, I have a problem and I love neutral palettes.  😀  I can’t help it!  It is very pigmented though.  I love this palette!  Tarte has stepped up their game when they created the Rain Forest of the Sea line.  I feel like the pink and purple are like mermaid colors, I love these colors and they are all shimmer!  I got this from Sephora, and it retails for $36.

    5. Milani’s Matte Lip Creme (Adorable)
    Amour Matte lip creme
    Probably the perfect nude lip.  It is also the dupe for Kylie’s Candy K lip color.  I think this retails for $6-$8 vs. Kylie Cosmetics $29.  I love this color and wear it all the time.  Definitely check out more colors from Milani.

    6. NYX HD Finishing Powder
    NYX setting powder
    HOLY GRAIL.  The only finishing powder I use.  For $10, that’s a steal!  The perfect makeup setter.  My makeup stays and is matte.  It doesn’t dry out my face.  I got this at Ulta, but you can also get it at Target or wherever they sell NYX products.  This is my favorite drugstore brand.

    Thank you all for reading!  I am making it my goal to blog three times a week so I will hold myself to that.  If you want, you can drop some ideas down below in the comments, and I will try my best to accommodate it!

    Happy Monday

2016, beauty, Beauty queen, Makeup, Makeup artist, Mua, Too Faced, Uncategorized

MOTD: Semi-Sweet

Too Faced Semi-Sweet chocolate bar

Crease: Frosting

Lid: Caramel

Outer corner: Truffled

Inner tear duct: Butter Pecan

Highlight: Coconut Creme

Eyeliner: MAC’s gel liner

To achieve the straight line look, I took a piece of tape to both eyes & placed it from the corner of my eye to the end of my brow so when you start doing your makeup, the excess makeup and winger liner is on the tape.  Once you peel the tape off, you get a straight, clean line above ?

XO beauties ?

2015, beauty, Beauty queen, Lipstick junkie, Makeup, Mua, NYX Cosmetics, Too Faced, Uncategorized

Ulta Haul

I am obsessed!  Nope just a beauty blogger ?? so I don’t know if you ladies know, but I want to collect all of the melted lipsticks, minus the metal ones.  My melted lipsticks today are in Melted Candy & Melted Jelly Donut.  I also wanted to try NYX’s liquid liner because it has a very thin wand. I would like to see if I can do a phenomenal wing ? I also wanted to try NYX’s glam liner & I bought it in a green glitter for the holidays (doing a winged liner tomorrow), and a glitter black liner.  I bought another liquid suede from NYX in “Tea & Cookies.”  Their liquid suede are awesome, the color stays on all day!  Then I picked up the Too Faced’s Love Flush in How Deep Is Your Love.  Since the L’oreal’s Voluminous mascara has been a favorite of almost every beauty blogger, I decided to try it out for myself!  Lastly, I picked up the duo lash adhesive because it was on sale and I might use it tomorrow.
Enjoy all of these goodies beauties.  I should have a MOTD tomorrow!

XO ?

Beauty queen, Gerard Cosmetics, Lipstick junkie, Makeup, Makeup artist, YouTube

Gerard Cosmetics

 U L T R A  M A T T E 

From left to right: Invasion, Aphrodite, Ecstasy, and Serenity 

I got the code from Gerard Cosmetic’s Instagram account.  It was Carli4for45.  These four ultra mattes were $45 total.  I’m sure I will do a lip swatch soon with all four! Stay tuned!

XO beauties! ??

beauty, Colourpop, favorites, Makeup, Makeup artist, Maybelline, Mua

June & July Favorites!

I know, I know…it’s been a while!  I figured I would mix June and July favorites so here goes nothing.

  1. Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press
    Paul Mitchell
    This stuff is awesome!  Makes your hair smell good and soft!  It’s a little on the pricey side, but it’s worth it.  It’s a hat protectant so I spray it on when my hair is wet.  It works really well. 🙂
  2. Maybelline Big Lash
    Maybelline Big Lash
    So this has a double end.  The bigger wand is for the top lashes and the smaller wand is for the bottom lashes.  Maybelline does not disappoint when it comes to their products.  This works really well and it was for $7-$8.  Obviously had to try a new mascara.
  3. Colourpop: Grind & Toucan
    Colourpop Grind Colourpop Toucan
    I watched these on my arm when I received them in.  This color is awesome!  It’s very pigmented and lasts a very long time!  It lasted all night when I went out for a bachelorette party. Toucan is the second color and this is a gorgeous pink.  Bright and vibrant.  It is a really pretty color. Definitely the bang for your buck!  These were $5 each.
  4. Mask of Magnaminty
    Mask of Magnaminty
    This face mask is from Lush and it is one of my favorites!  First off it smells so good!  Smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream, makes me want to eat it, lol.  This makes you feel refreshed and awaken.  I’ll sometimes use it in the morning so the mint can wake me up.  I use it every so often to get all the gross stuff off my face after a long week!  This product is sort of high end.  It’s worth the price.  You can use it for your face and back.
  5. EOS lotion
    eos lotion
    This is $3 and you can get this about anywhere they sell eos.  I like this lotion because it’s very moisturizing and lasts a long time.  I use it for my hands for the most part, and it’s a really good travel size.
  6. Her Styler Hair Serum
    Her styler hair serum
    Another holy grail!  I bought two of these for $12 total on eBay.  I don’t know where they sell this in-store, but it’s a salon brand and if you get it on eBay, it’s definitely cheaper!  It makes your hair so smooth and shiny.  Forget the shine sprays you use, this tops all.  Use it on your hair after its dry and after you style it.  Smells great and worth it.

    Well, fellow followers, I apologize again for not updating frequently, but I have a surprise for you all tomorrow hopefully!  If time is on my side!

    Goodnight Beauties,

2015, beauty, bigsexyhair, Makeup, Makeup artist, Maybelline, Ulta


First, I moved out of my parent’s house and got my own place so I’ve been a little busy.  Packing my makeup and everything was a little crazy and heavy, haha. ?

So right now until July 25th, Ulta is having a sale on their hair care products!  Definitely shop this deal ladies!  You get the giant bottles of shampoo and conditioner for half the price! They’re about $15.  I got the healthy sexy hair to switch up my shampoo and conditioner routine.  When you buy shampoo and conditioner, make sure it is sulfate free!  I also picked up Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off the Press heat protectant spray.  I wanted to try this out.  The Neutrogena daily face moisturizer is my drugstore brand moisturizer that I like to use.  I was out of face moisturizer for about several days.  I picked up a brush because I needed one and lastly, I picked up two mascaras from Maybelline because I wanted to try them out. The one on the left is The Falsies Big Eyes and it has an end for top lashes and the other end is for bottom lashes.  Maybelline just came out with this I believe.  This was buy one get one 1/2 off.  The second mascara is Lash Sensational and I wanted to try this when it came out about a month ago.

My June favorites should be up soon.  This year is going by really fast, and August is right around the corner!

Anyways, enjoy beauties!

XO ?