Monday, July 29, 2013

Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup Tag

I thought this picture would be funny, but I just look lame (sorry).


What is your most expensive beauty product?
My most expensive beauty product was actually given to me, but it was the bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (warm tan) which is $27. I really want another one, but it is difficult to find around where I live.

What is your most inexpensive beauty product?
My most inexpensive beauty product I have is my wet n wild Coloricon Bronzer (Ticket to Brazil) which I paid around $2 for. CVS was having a buy one get one 50% off sale so that made it come out to really cheap, but absolutely love it and use it almost everyday!


What beauty product do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I have a major love/hate relationship with liquid eyeliner! I love the way that it looks on my eyes and when I apply it correctly. When I apply it wrong, I hate it. It is impossible to fix if it goes wrong and there really is no going back with liquid eyeliner. You have to be precise or suffer the consequences of horrible eye makeup.


What is your most delicious beauty product?
At the moment I would have to say my Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107. I love red lipstick and I think that it goes perfectly with my skin. It is just a beautiful lipstick that you just want to eat (I would highly recommend not doing so unless that's your thing, then good luck).


What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
I wouldn't say it is due to laziness, but I always forget to put on primer. It's just one of those things that I remember about when I'm half-way done with my makeup. Maybe it's the fact that I haven't found one that I completely love, but I just can't seem to put it at the top of my list on things I have to use.


What product gives you most confidence?
I'm very insecure when it comes to my skin due to my hyperpigmentation. I would have to say that concealer and foundation really help my confidence. I am able to hide what I am insecure about and be able to be a little less afraid of speaking to people face to face.


What product makes you feel most attractive?
I love me some red lipstick! I can't seem to have enough in my collection. I am trying to branch out into using different colors like coral and pinks, but red lipstick will always be my favorite no matter the time of year.


What beauty product would you like most to receive as a gift?
Like I said before I would love to get another bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (warm tan). It was my favorite and I just love it. I have never tried any YSL lipsticks either so I think that would be a nifty gift as well :)

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
If you have done one, let me know! I would love to read your answers.
If you haven't, I tag you to do one! :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Liebster Award

Recently, I was contacted by the lovely Karolina. She so kindly, nominated me for the Liebster award. If you enjoy my blog, then you should definitely check her out because her blog is similar to mine. This is a great way for bloggers to get to know each other and to discover new blogs. Who know, you may meet some amazing people along the way :)

The Liebster Award is for bloggers with under 200 followers. Here are the rules:
  1. Answer the 11 questions that you the person that tagged you asked.
  3. Choose 11 more bloggers with under 200 followers ( no tag-backs)  and give the person that tagged you a shoutout as a thank you :)
  5. Ask the blogs that you picked 11 new questions ( my answers and tagged blogs below )
  7. Contact the people that you tagged to let them know
Here are the answers to the questions I was asked:
1. What is your dream job?
- My dream job would be to pursue my blogging and begin a YouTube channel. I'm rather shy and I haven't gotten enough courage to do that yet.
2. Favorite makeup brand?
At the moment, I would have to say that my favorite makeup brand is Sleek (shocker!)
3. Curly or Straight hair?
I have naturally very straight hair and sometimes I wish it was curly, but I love my hair the way it is :)
4. Who's blog do you visit the most?
I'm new to blogging, so I don't follow many people yet. One blog that I do read a lot is The Beauty Department.
5. If you had to give up face products, eye shadows, mascaras, or eyeliner. What would you give up?
I think that I would have to give up eye shadows. Mascara and eyeliner make my eyes look complete and face products help hide all the stuff I'm insecure about!
6. Favorite place in the world?
My favorite place in the world oddly enough, is a place I have never visited. Looking at pictures of London, I immediately fell in love with it. I only wish one day I will be able to experience it myself.
7. One thing you can't do but would like to.
Like I said before, I would love to start a YouTube channel. I am an extremely shy person and it took me a very long to even start blogging.
8. Fears?
I am terrified of cockroaches and ever since I can remember, I have been afraid to let people down. I always feel like people have expectations from me and I don't want to disappoint anyone.
9. One person in the world you would like to meet?
I would have to say Adele. She is just such an amazing singer that I would totally faint if I was even in the same room as her.
10. Fashion Icon?
I have my own sense of style but I really enjoy Selena Gomez's fashion. She is always so classy, but girly and cute :)
11. Where did your idea of blogging come from?
I wanted a way to share something I loved with people outside of circle. I don't have any friends that share this same passion as I do. Since I am really shy I couldn't just jump into the beauty world. I started this blog just to express what I love. I never expected anyone to read it, I just wanted to get my thought of products and beauty down. I am so glad that I started this blog :)

Here are the people I tag:


Simply Jess4u

Fatima Salim


Silly Little Pictures

Emily's Elixir

She Might Be Loved

Cheap But Chic Beauty

Chloe Ridout

Eglii"s Beauty Blog

Forever Tempted


1. What is your favorite makeup product?
2. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
3. What is something you couldn't live without?
4. What is something people may not know about you?
5. If you could not use one makeup product for the rest of you life, what would it be?
6. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?
7. What is your favorite part about blogging?
8. Describe your style.
9. Who is someone that you look up to?
10. What inspired you to begin blogging?
11. What is your favorite song at the moment?

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
If I tagged you and decide to do this, let me know! I would love to read your answers.

Blush By 3 for Summer

In the Summer, I like to wear blush that is a little brighter than I would normally wear. It really helps to make your face brighten up and brings the look together.
Sleek makes some of the best blushes around. Now I know I have been on a little Sleek craze for my last couple of posts, but I can't get over how amazing their products are! Above is the Sleek Blush by 3 in 367 Lace. These blushes are super pigmented. With just the slightest touch on the product with a brush, you can go very far. They are easy to blend and layer over other products, including the other blushes. For people like myself that may be a little scared of how bright they look, don't be! With a little bit of blending, they turn into a very natural looking blusher on your cheeks. This is sold for $12.49 online on for my U.S. readers :)
From left to right:
(these may be in the opposite order, I'm not too sure. Sorry!)
Chantilly - A bright orange coral matte colored blush.
Guipure - A shimmery pink and gold colored blush.
Crochet - A bright pinky coral matte colored blush.
  • I now have 32 followers!?!?! That is crazy! It's nice to know that a small group of people really enjoy what I have to say. I appreciate every single one of you for putting up with my crazy self :)
  • I was told by a very lovely fellow blogger that my email link on my blog doesn't work. I'm so sorry if you have been trying to reach me in that manner! I am working on fixing it.
  • School is about a little less than a month away and I have also decided to work. This means that my blogging will have to be adjusted. I won't stop blogging (no matter what), but my blogs will have to be uploaded at a later time of the day as opposed to morning or afternoon. So sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Tags?!?! I have been really wanting to do a tag, but not too sure which one. If you have a favorite tag or would like to see me do one, let me know! I will do all of them, if possible :)
Hope you enjoyed my post :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Makeup for Beginners

I know that there may be some people that read my blog that are just beginning their journey in this makeup adventure. Now I by no means am a professional at makeup. I don't know every single thing about makeup and brands, but I do know a couple of things. I know what I like and I know the basics.
For people that are just starting their makeup collections or simply want to own the basics, I thought I would share this post with you.

This is the Sleek MakeUp i-Divine Palette in Au Naturel (601). It is a perfect beginners palette and I think that everyone should have one in their collection. Sleek has some of the most amazing eyeshadows and are truly my favorite. This is a palette with a combination of 12 matte and shimmer eyeshadows. It has colors to create a beautiful neutral eye and some to spice things up a bit. I use this palette more than any of my others because of how convenient it is. When I'm in a rush to go to school, I know that this palette has everything that I need in it.
This palette is also perfect for people that want to start a makeup collection, but don't want to spend too much money. This palette is $9.99 online and shipping is very inexpensive. The only downside to this is that this brand of makeup is only sold overseas. It has not yet hit the stores here in the U.S, but like I said shipping is very inexpensive.
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Want to see more Makeup for beginners, let me know!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sleek Limited Edition ShowStoppers i-Divine Palette

When it comes to eyeshadow, I am more of a neutral girl. I tend to lean more towards browns and light colors for some odd reason. I don't know why, it's just something I've always preferred.
I was a little worried about this palette because some of the colors seemed to be out of my comfort zone, but I purchased it anyways. I must say that I am so very glad that I did.

This Sleek Limited Edition Showstoppers i-Divine Palette is just so beautiful to look at. Like most of Sleek palettes, this is a combination of matte and shimmery eyeshadows. The colors are so different, but come together to make an amazing palette. There is not one color that I don't like, or haven't used in this palette.
The quality of Sleek eyeshadows is unbelievable for their price. This palette was $9.99, which is super inexpensive since you are getting 12 eyeshadows and a large mirror. These eyeshadows are super pigmented and easy to blend. They aren't chalky or extremely powdery. These are some of the best eyshadows that I have ever tried and give high-end brands a run for their money
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
What are your favorite palettes?
Any questions, feel free to ask!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sleek Face Contour Kit Review

Sleek Makeup is a brand that was created and sold in the UK. Recently, Sleek made shipping to the U.S available on their website. I had been dying to try their products because I had heard so many wonderful things about them.
I went on a mini Sleek haul and thought I would share with you my experiences and thoughts of some of the products that I ordered.

I was a little iffy about this products when I first heard about it for one reason. This Sleek Face Contour Kit comes in three different shades ( light, medium, dark). My skin tone is very in between medium and dark depending on the time of the year but I decided to go with the medium shade.
The first thing that I loved about this product was the packaging itself. It is a very compacted little kit so it is easy to carry around in your makeup bag. The kit also comes with a very decently sized mirror inside which is helpful when you're doing your makeup on the go.
The product itself is wonderful. The powder is matte and very pigmented. You only need the slightest amount on your brush to contour the cheeks and such. The highlighter is also great. It is shimmery, but not overpowering. Like the powder, the highlighter is very pigmented so just a small amount goes a long way. Both are very easy to blend and work with.
On the website this Sleek Face Contour Kit is $8.49. Shipping to the U.S is very inexpensive and you get the product in about a week. Overall, I am in love with this product. Finding a good matte contour powder and a good highlighter is difficult, but Sleek put together two amazing ones in one kit.
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Have you tried this product??
What did you think?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Remedy for Dry Skin

When it comes to my skin type, I have normal to combination skin. A couple of days ago for some odd reason, I woke up with extremely dry skin. Dry to the point where my face hurt when I moved it. I tried moisturizers and face masks and it didn't seem to be enough. Now I think this may have happened because of the 100 plus degree weather, but I needed a solution.
While digging for a remedy, I came upon a product that I loved so much. Bio Oil isn't a new product, but it is a great one. Not only does it hydrate my skin, but it makes it appear healthier and smoother.
Here is how I use it:

Prep: Before applying this product, you need to prepare your face. You need to make sure that it is completely clean. Make sure that there is no makeup, dirt, or oil on the face. I will usually wash my face with a cleanser before using this.
Water: Now this step isn't really required, but I found it works best for my face. Apply water all over your face. By making your face damp, you are allowing the oil to absorb into the skin faster and better. I'm not too sure why, but I like to use warm water.
Oil: Now I usually apply this all over my face, even if I have only a few dry spots. There really is no harm in doing so. Rub it into the skin for about a minute, and you're done.
I recommend using this on days when you're not going anywhere. You need to remember that you are using oil on your face. It makes your face look extremely oily and does not look flattering.
This oil can take anywhere between half an hour to a couple of hours to completely absorb into the skin.
I will usually put it on at night before I go to sleep and wash it off in the morning.
I use this for my dry skin. Now if you have oily skin, I wouldn't use this too often. When I had oily skin, I would use this about once every week and that was good enough to make the appearance of my skin better. Now that I have slightly dry skin, I use this whenever I feel it is necessary. It can be once a day or every other day.
Not only does it fix my dry skin, but it has appeared to help even out my skin tone.
While this product is a little pricey (about $12 for 2 oz.) it is totally worth the price.
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Have you used Bio Oil?
What do you think about it??

Friday, July 5, 2013

Revlon Coral Lipstick/Lip Gloss Review

Because it is summer, I find myself wearing a lot of bright colors on my lips as opposed to my usual dark red lip. One of my favorite colors to wear during this time of the year is coral. Coral is a beautiful color that looks amazing on so many different skin tones and is a great, fun color.
Revlon recently came out with their new Super Lustrous Lip Gloss and added a bunch of fun colors.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 750 Kiss Me Coral

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - 255 Kiss Me Coral


 If I had to chose a favorite lipstick brand from the drugstore it would have to be Revlon. I have many of their Super Lustrous lipsticks, but I had never tried this particular shade. This lipstick was part of the creme line. It goes on very creamy and smoothly. It is greatly pigmented and very reasonably priced. The lipstick doesn't dry out the lips and can be used without a base (lip moisturizer). The color does not mysteriously disappear after a while for no particular reason either. I think that the color is perfect for tanned skin and I absolutely love it. 
Because of how much I love Revlon lipsticks, I had very high expectations for their lip gloss. I can happily say that they did not disappoint. The lip gloss is not sticky what so ever. It has great pigmentation and looks beautiful on the lips.The color is a perfect coral with a hint of shimmer in it.  The shimmer in it does not over-power the lips, like some other shimmery lip glosses do. It doesn't have a gross lip gloss smell to it and it wears for a great amount of time. Like the lipstick, the lip gloss does not dry out the lips at all. I think it's just a perfect summer color to wear over either a nude lipstick or a coral one like I use it.
Hope you enjoyed my review :)
What are you favorite summer makeup colors?
Have you tried these products??
What did you think?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

L'Oreal Super Slim Eyeliner Review

L'Oreal 12hr Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner - Black
If there is one beauty product that I have a love/hate relationship with, it would have to be liquid eyeliner. I love how it looks on my eyes when it is put on properly. It just brings my whole face together and really completes my look. When it is impossible to apply and it smears everywhere, I cannot stand it. The worst part is when you end up with a dotted line on you lid because the eyeliner magically disappeared after a couple of hours. I believe I have found the best liquid eyeliner and I am sharing with you its wonderful powers.
Unlike most liquid eyeliners, the Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner isn't very liquidy. (this might not make too much sense if you haven't used many different liquid eyeliners) The problem with those that are, is that they tend to be easier to smear. Anyone, including my poor makeup ability self, can use this! It is really easy to use and very hard to mess up. With the shape of the tip, you are able to create pretty and accurate flicks at the end of the eyelids. It is super pigmented and looks beautiful.
The best part of this has got to be the wear of it. I haven't been able to test it the whole 12 hours, but it does last a really long time. I literally applied some to the back of my hand and rubbed my finger over it and guess what..... NOTHING HAPPENED! The eyeliner stayed in place and did not budge or smear. Think of it as waterproof mascara, but better. I am in love with this eyeliner and have repurchased it (the top picture). It is only around $8 at Target, but it is completely worth it.
Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Have you tried this product?
What did you think?
What is your favorite liquid eyeliner? 

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