Sunday, December 29, 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years everyone!

I hope you all had a great holiday, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  I had a wonderful Christmas spending time with my family and watching my niece and nephews open their gifts and being able to skype with brother who is over in South Korea. 

I have seen a lot of YouTube videos of what people got for Christmas and I love watching them so much, so I decided to do a blog post on what I got for Christmas.  I am not trying to brag in anyway or showoff, I just think it is fun to share with others what you got and what they got.  I would love to know what you got, so please leave a comment below telling me what you got for Christmas!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Ipsy/MyGlam Bag

Hello there!

I have been on the fence the last week on whether or not I wanted to post this months Ipsy/My Glam bag.  It wasn't the greatest of bags for me, but not completely awful.  But, since I haven't posted in a week because it has been so busy with Christmas coming up and my job has been super busy, I decided I would quickly throw this up.

This months theme is all about celebration, whether it be the holidays, a birthday, a promotion, there is always a reason for a celebration and they have given you the items to look your best for it. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - Review & Photos

Hello there!

I have a pretty exciting post today, all about the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation that I have been trying out for the last couple weeks.  I decided to pick this up because I was wanting to try out a new foundation and had always been interested in this one.  It seemed like it would be light to medium coverage, kind of dewy and an overall natural finish, which is really all the things I look for in a foundation.  

I don't have terrible skin, so I really only want to even it out a bit and cancel about the little bit of redness on my cheeks. 

Lets get to my thoughts and results...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December POPSUGAR box!

Hello lovelies,

Can you believe there are less than two weeks until Christmas? Where has the time gone?!  Sometimes I really just wish time would slow down so I can enjoy life a little bit more.  Anywho, before we get too deep, I got my December POPSUGAR box in the mail the other day and I wanted to get it up for you guys today.  

As we all know, December is the month of holidays and parties and just celebrating the year.  This months box has all of the things you need for all the celebrations.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bath & Body Works Haul

Hello there!

I feel like I have been doing a lot of hauls lately, but I always love to see what other people shop for, I find good ideas for myself or friends and family.  Well, this past weekend at Bath & Body Works they were having a one day only sale that was "Buy 3, Get 3 Free!".  I felt like I just couldn't pass it up, especially since I had a $10 off coupon and I hadn't bought anything there in a while.  

The first couple things I picked up...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

November Favorites

Hello everyone!

I know I'm slightly late with the favorites post, but since daylight savings time, the hours of daylight are so limited.  I have a job, and we've been really busy lately, so by the time I get home and try to take some photos its already dark.  I don't like to take blog photos without natural light, they just don't look as good and the colors don't come out right.  I am going to try to take a bunch of photos this weekend to have on hand for posts throughout the week.

But, better late than never, I have the post for you today. I don't have too many new favorites this month, I have really been using mostly the same products, but there are a few things that I did want to share with you guys.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Go-To Everyday Face Products

Hello there!

Today I am here with a new kind of post and I will be talking all about my go-to everyday face products.  Sometimes I change these products out for others, but the majority of the time and when I am in a rush, these are the products that I reach for. I am not quite sure what I was thinking when I numbered them, so they aren't exactly in order of application, but you get the gist of it right?

1. The first thing I do (or sometimes the third or fourth, but I try to make it the first) is put on a lip balm to give my lips time to hydrate before putting any lipstick or gloss on.  I have been keeping the Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss in my everyday makeup drawer.  This smells wonderful and hydrates and softens my lips really well. 

2. The next thing I use is this Urban Decay b6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray.  I got this in a kit from Sephora recently and so I have been using it every day that I wear makeup under my foundation but over my moisturizer.  I love the way this feels, similar to all of their other sprays.  It says it is redness reducing, pore minimizing and oil absorbing.  I definitely can tell that it is oil absorbing.  I am not too oily in the first place, but I do notice that my makeup stays on really well, and I don't get shiny at all throughout the day.  I haven't really been paying attention to whether or not it is redness reducing (i'll have to pay attention from now on) or if it is pore minimizing.  I don't have really large pores to begin with though. 

3.  Next step is foundation, and I have been currently using the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in color 160 Fresh Beige.  I think this is my second or third bottle of this foundation. I like that it is light feeling, but gives enough coverage to even out my skin tone.  I have only recently noticed that it does start to oxidize a little bit shortly after I apply, but I have been trying to combat that by blotting my face with a tissue immediately after I put on my foundation.  I think this was helping quite a bit, however, I have just started to try out a new foundation that I will be reviewing very soon.

4. For some reason or another, I decided to number my items out of order, oh well.  Since I picked this bad boy up, I have just been in love with the Nars Guy Bourdin palette.  There are 4 blushes, a highlight and a bronzer.  This has been my go to for all three of those products.  It is just so easy, because they are all in this one palette. I love the Nars Laguna bronzer, which is included in this palette and I love all the shades of blush.  I can pretty much get any kind of look with them. 

5.  I would actually apply my concealer, the Maybelline Fit Me, before I apply any bronzer or blush.  But I have had this concealer for quite some time, and as you can see, this one is almost empty. I like this concealer because it has enough coverage to conceal the little darkness under my eyes I have, but it also does a great job at brightening up that area as well. 

6.  Last, but not least, is the Beauty Blender.  I have been loving this little guy for about a year now and just hopped on the Beauty Blender Lovers bandwagon.  I never knew a sponge could be such a life (or makeup routine) changing product.  The sponge is unlike any I have ever had, it is so soft and squishy and it doubles in size when it gets wet.  It applies foundation like a pro and gives that natural look.

Those are my go-to everyday face products.  I hope you guys enjoyed, look out for the follow up to this with my go-to everyday eye products.  

What products do you like to use everyday?