Monday, November 25, 2013

Stocking Stuffers: Holiday 2013

Happy Monday!! 
I have recently fallen in love with Polyvore, so you will probably be seeing more of the collage type post soon! I am SO excited for the holidays, if you can't tell. So I figure I would start sharing some holiday related posts and videos! If  you are interested in more holiday posts let me know as well as any requests you might have for videos or posts!

On to the stuffers, lol...

I feel that all os these little stuffers are so cute and fun! Some of these I own and love, and others I just wish I owned! I hope that you found this helpful and enjoyed!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Classic Fall Accessories!

The Fall season is now in full force and so is it's fashion and beauty! I am really not one to keep on trend and in reality I always try to go for more classics looks that I will get more wear out of! I don't mind investing in pieces, however I want to assure that they will be in style for a while! For some reason I always shift towards neutral colors like black, brown, white and navy! I don't feel that you have to have a million things in your closet you just need to know how to style what you have!

Classic Fall Accessories!

What are your favorite fall accessories? 
Do you go for trendy or classic?


Monday, November 18, 2013

How I Curl My Hair!

I had many requests to film a video on how I curl my hair so I finally did! I hope that you all enjoyed it and found it helpful! These are a few products shown in the video that are necessities for me when styling my hair!

Brocato Saturation

My hands down favorite hair product is the Brocato Leave In Conditioner. This stuff is amazing! It detangles my hair and leaves it feeling soft and renewed. It also helps to give my ends a little more life a volume. Lastly, it protect my hair from damage throughout the day. No matter your hair color, type or texture this product is for you! I feel like every girl, and guy with long hair, needs this! I seriously love it that much! Unfortunately, I could not find a link to this and I am think maybe you have to get it from a hair professional :( However you can find it on amazon!
I also always like to add a little hair oil, whether it is Argan or Moroccan, to help hydrate and rejuvenate my end. I only apply oil to the ends of my hair because my scalp does not need any more oil... at really...ok, you get the point, lol! Lately, I have been using the Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum. It has been working well, I am really impressed as are most people with Josie Maran products. It does not have much of a scent, but that can be a good thing. It is also not over powering and it does not weigh my hair down at all which is a huge plus for me! I just might be buying the large size once I run out of this one!

CHI Enviro 54 Hair Spray $15

I use different hair sprays all the time butI always seem to come back to this one! Chi has amazing smelling hair products and I always get a good firm hold from this spray without any of the crunchy details!

Sultra Bombshell Curling Cone $130

My mother recently purchases me this curling wand, or as Sultra calls it a "cone", when my other one died. I must say I was shocked at how much I love this one! I was a little worried at first glance about the little "no slips" notches. But after a few uses, I had nothing to worry about. That is probably one of my favorite parts of the wand, other that how awesome it is in general!! This cone heats up to a constant 380 degrees that shortens curling and styling time and helps to make curls last. I love this because it is so easy to use and the no slip grips help so much in holding the hair onto the barrel! I would have to say that this is my favorite styling product I have every used and I would really like to try other products from this company! I would recommend this particular barrel to anyone looking to add so easy, quick curls or waves to their hair! You can create soft waves or tight curls and anything in between! I use this to achieve my everyday hair look!

The set that I have came with a cute pink heat protecting glove as well as a heat pad to prevent from burning the surface of whatever you place your cone on! I think that is great because so sets don't even come with glove!

I hope that you found this post helpful and found something interesting as well! If you have any more questions please feel free to ask! As well as any blog request!

What is your favorite styling tool or product?

Thank you!

**I purchased everything on my own, no links are affiliates!**

Sunday, November 17, 2013

MAC Holiday Collection Haul and First Impressions!

Recently I have been on the hunt and checking out all of the Holiday Collections for the 2013 season. I have not seen to many appealing options, however I caved when I saw this years MAC Holiday collections. That's just used one word "packaging!"When I first started expanding my makeup collection around 8th grade my parents bought me a MAC holiday set of pigments. I literally still use them to this day! MAC pigments are great investments because they last forever and have amazing color pay off and performance. 
Enough rambling about MAC pigments and let's get on to what I bought!

The Fluidlines and Mineralized Shadows caught my eye first!

I purchased the Until Dawn Mineralized Eye Shadow which has a beautiful gold and taupe color. It has a fine shimmer/frost that is gorgeous. The colors can be used separately or mixed together for a great creation. I really like these shadows and they have great pigmentation, however I  haven't been impressed with the way they wear. Maybe it's my skin tone? I don't know, I'm just not digging it on me... yet.

I was in love with this "Deliciously Rich" fluidline at first sight. But unfortunately, once again, my first thoughts on this are not great. It is a beautiful bronze with gold shimmer that I just KNEW would be stunning for the holidays. However I am a bit disappointed in the consistency. It does not seem long wearing and takes a while to dry. I have heard that you can use fluid lines like paint pots and I am interest in trying this out all over my lid. If you have had the same problem and tried it please let me know how it worked out for you!

Just a few swatches.
Top left is the Until Dawn Mineralized Shadows. 
Bottom right is the Deliciously Rich Fluidline

I did not have a brush to apply the fluidline, since I never use gel liner, so I purchased the MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush.

Now on to my FAVORITE Part <3

I picked up the NUDE mini set of lipgloss from the Nocturnals Collection with a few hesitations. Let's just say I was capital W-R-O-N-G!! They colors are fabulous! I was concerned about the darkest shade, Richly Revered, and it has been my favorite out of all of the colors! I am a nude gal, as with makeup that is... ;) & I am obsessed with these glosses three are cremesheen glasses which are my fav and one is a dazzle glass which I have honestly been loving just as much! I am very seriously contemplating purchasing the other two sets, what do you think?

The colors are as following in all of the pictures, left to right and top to bottom.

All of the colors are very pigmented and beautiful!! They smell of vanilla like all MAC lip products. That is one of my favorite things about MAC lip products. They are all very comfortable on the lips and creamy, which I also love.

Phiff is a light beige nude Dazzleglass with some shimmer in it. 

Boy Bait is one of my all time favorite MAC glosses. I have previously own few tubes of this and seem to always use it up! It is Cremesheen glass in a light neutral beige color with a pearl essence to it. This is one of those "My Lips but Better" shades!

Over Indulgence is an opaque neutral brown cremesheen glass. to me it has a few red undertones kind of like an auburn color.

Rich Revered is my first every Vampy lip color!! This cremesheen glass is a stunning vampy blue red that gives a daring mature to feel to your look!

I wanted to purchase a set of pigments but my store did not have the one I wanted! I am thinking of doing an online order for more products, which I probably shouldn't. But really, what's a girl to do?

See the rest of the collection HERE!

I would love to know what products you have purchased from the MAC holiday collections and what your thoughts are!

Are you planning on purchasing an holiday collections this year? 

Thank you for stopping by!

** I purchased everything on my own, no affiliate links!**

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sephora VIB Sale Haul!

Like any VIB member, or Beauty Insider, I could not resist attending the VIB Sale! & of course I did not leave empty handed... However my every day skincare necessities as well as foundation seemed to be empty all at one time! So most of my purchases were skincare items. 

I had recently purchased the Dior Glow blush which I have completely fallen head over heals for! So I decided to give this baby a try and have so far been amazingly shocked at it's ability to give me the perfect lip shade! 

My lips BEFORE, very dry an nasty! ( Please excuse my scar!)

My lips AFTER! I could not get a before picture with a flash (angry face here). But you can see a difference. My lips are now obviously more moisturized as well as have a more pink cranberry color to them! & I am not lying when I say my lips match the inside of my mouth when wear this! It's true and kind of freaky!

My Origins eye cream is a little heavy for day time at the moment, so I decided to give this Clinique one a try! I have heard many good reviews on it and it seems light wearing which is good for me during the daytime.

I was out of my most current favorite foundation and was is desperate need of picking up a new one! I decided to go a shade light to #15. I am interest to see if I like this for colder months as much as I do the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation.

If I am correct this product used to be in a stick for and/or they had a similar concept product that may have been discontinued. My first ever concealer was a concealer stick from Clinique that had acne fighting ingredients just like this one! This blemish hiding and fighting concealer contains salicylic acid to diminish blemishes while its color pigmentation hides them! I am hoping to be very pleased with this product.

My Makeup Forever foundation is SO long wearing it is almost nearly impossible to remove. I use the Chanel Eye makeup remover and decided to give this cleansing milk a go in hopes that it will remove my makeup with out breaking me out! Also, it will hopefully make the nightly skincare routine go a little smoother!

Since I was going with the whole "Clinique" themed skincare haul I picked up a new cleanser! This one looked acne friendly and I really like the blue color! To me, it just screams CLEAN!

This is my first ever purchase from Ole Henriksen and I am very curious as to how I will like it! I was looking for an oil free night time moisturizer (SPF free) and the sales associate at Sephora recommended this one to me! She informed me that it was oil free and should help with acne, or any kind of, scaring.

Swatch of the Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Shade #15

Swatch of the Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer in shade #01

A comparison of the skincare items consistencies! 

I decided to pick up this 500 point reward. I don't know why but recently I have been so obsessed with Dior!

The set came with a small size of the Dior Addict Eau de Toilette.
As well as a bracelet/necklace 
and a
small sized Dior Addict Lipstick in #578 which is pictured above!

Check out all of the Beauty Insider rewards at

I hope that you found this post helpful in some way! Please feel free to let me know if you would like a further in depth review of any of these products or if you have any questions!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


What did you get at the Sephora VIB Sale?

** No links are affiliate. I purchased all items with my own money!**