Monday, July 27, 2015

052. | L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminious Makeup

I recently ran out of my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and I didn't have time to run to my Sephora and pick up a new one. Plus, I think my skin is slightly changing composition and it's not as oily as it used to be. I found the Double Wear to be overly drying on my skin and that it was emphasizing imperfections. So, I wanted a lighter, more dewy foundation, and I needed to find it at the drugstore. I ended up settling on the L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup. L'Oreal is one of my favorite drugstore brands and I've loved almost all of their products I've tried. And this specific foundation seemed to have everything that I needed. Keep reading to see how it performed!

Friday, July 24, 2015

051. | My Morning Skincare Routine: Summer 2015

I've talked about skincare quite a bit on my blog so far. It's one of my favorite aspects of beauty because clear, smooth skin is the key to making any makeup product look and wear beautifully. Today, instead of talking in-depth about one specific product, I'm giving you a glimpse into my every day morning skincare routine. Keep reading to learn more!

Monday, July 20, 2015

050. | John Frieda Frizz Ease Styling Products

This weekend, I stopped by my local CVS to stock up on a few essentials, and I of course walked out with bags and bags full of things. I don't think I've shared this thus far, but I am crazy about getting a good deal. The entire range of John Frieda Haircare was buy one, get one half off, plus you received $6 ExtraBucks (store credit) for every 2 items purchased. So essentially, I purchased four products for about $13. (I technically paid $25 and received $12 back to use at a later date.)

But on to the actual products, John Frieda, especially the Frizz Ease line, has been my favorite budget haircare brand for as long as I can remember. I don't think you can find better quality at that price point anywhere else in the drugstore. While I love their shampoos and conditioners, as well as their other ranges of products (especially the Sheer Blonde line!), today I'm focusing specifically on the Frizz Ease Styling Products. Keep reading for more!

Friday, July 17, 2015

049. | Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

I'm excited to share the newest palette in my collection that I have not been able to stop using! The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette is a collection of sixteen warm-toned, neutral eyeshadows. It is the sequel to the Original Chocolate Bar Palette, which contains eyeshadows that are lighter and more truly neutral in tone. The Semi-Sweet Palette is the perfect eyeshadow collection for summer. I am completely in love with this product and can't wait to share these photos and swatches.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

048. | theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

This summer, I'm all about looking bronzed and glowing at all times. I have a solid natural tan going and I like to accentuate it with beautiful, bronzy products. theBalm's Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush is a new launch for Summer 2015. theBalm has quickly become one of my favorite niche beauty brands. Their products are very high quality and sold at a reasonable mid-range price. And I can never resist their adorable vintage packaging. I'm so happy I decided to pick this up. I have worn it nearly every day for the past two weeks, and don't plan on stopping any time soon. Keep reading for photos and swatches!

Friday, July 10, 2015

047. | LUSH Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

Skincare is the most important step in my beauty routine because having smooth, even, and clear skin is key to making any makeup product look its best. Face masks are great because they are more intense than an every day face wash and give the skin a deeper and more purifying cleanse. The LUSH Fresh Face Masks are somewhat of a cult staple in the beauty community, but I've only recently gotten around to testing a few out myself. The first mask I picked up is Cupcake, and after finishing an entire pot, I can safely say that it is one of my new favorite skincare items. Keep reading for details!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

046. | BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

I'm excited to share my take on one of the beauty community's most buzzed about summer launches - the BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop. BECCA collaborated with YouTube superstar Jaclyn Hill to create this limited edition highlighter. Champagne Pop is flying off of the shelves at record rates, so I suggest picking this up as soon as possible if you're interested! At the time this post is going live, Champagne Pop is available on and launches in Sephora stores July 16th. Keep reading for photos and swatches!

Monday, July 6, 2015

045. | Maybelline Summer Creamy Matte Lipsticks

I think I say this every time I blog about lipstick, but lipstick is my all time favorite makeup product. There is something about lipstick that makes me feel pulled together, feminine, and confident. So, while I already have dozens and dozens of lipsticks that I love and wear all the time, I'm constantly looking out for new shades and formulations.

In general, I don't buy a lot of lipstick from the drugstore because I haven't been too impressed with past purchases. It takes a lot for a drugstore lipstick to grab my attention. That's why it's a pretty big deal that I picked up not one, but four of the new shades of the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks. Continue reading for photos and swatches!

Friday, July 3, 2015

044. | My Travel Makeup Bag: Weekend Beach Trip

This past weekend, I took a relaxing, four day beach trip. I thought it would be fun to show what makeup products I took with me because the beach is an interesting place for makeup. During the day, I don't wear any product on my face (aside from suntan lotion, of course). But at night, I like to look pulled together and glowing when I'm out at bars and restaurants.

A lot of these products you'll recognize from my Current Beauty Obsessions, Vol. 3 because it was posted the day I left, and I didn't have time to find any new favorites. Keep reading to see all of the items I packed with me!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

043. | Lorac Pro Matte Palette

I, along with everyone else in the beauty world, am obsessed with the formulation of Lorac eyeshadows. I had used my Lorac Pro 1 Palette so much, that I eventually had to get rid of it because it was basically all empty pans with a few bits of shadows left. I had been seriously considering repurchasing the palette, mainly for the incredible matte shades it has. The makeup gods were clearly on my side, because just as I was about to repurchase, Lorac launched the Pro Matte Palette. To no one's surprise, the Pro Matte Palette is just as incredible as Lorac's other shadows. Keep reading for photos and swatches!