Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hawaiian Tropic: Silk Hydration Sunscreen

Hi Beauties

I Bought This

I've seen posts and mentions here and there about this sunscreen so I wanted to give it a try. Being that I am 31, I need to get better at skincare. Growing up it wasn't important and I just didn't think about it to be honest. I hate that now. I wish I would've started early but better late than never right?

I think what hooked me was that while it protected it hydrated. Anything that can multitask is great for me. 

I bought this for about $7.00

I've already used this a few times and I love it. I burn easily like even sunscreens don't seem to help most the time! With this, I lathered up and was out in the sun for most of the day due to my kids last baseball games. I came home with not a trace of sunburn but instead a little tanner and still moisturized. Oh, and the smell, I love it. Tropical kind of smell that doesn't bother me at all.
 I now keep this with me at all times just in case I need it or my family needs it. Now I just need to find a sunscreen that won't breakout my face for days I don't apply makeup. 

If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Haul: My newest accessories

I Bought This

Majority of my jewelry and other accessories are from Forever 21. Every time I go in that store I come out with some kind of accessories but hey, that's OK! They are cheap and cute. Here are my newest items(I really need a large jewelry box soon!)

These glasses are my favorite now. This shape has grown to be my favorite as well. I just think it suites my face shape perfectly!

I loved the color of the gold and peach together and of course the cute bird and bow. 

I don't know what it is but lately I have an owl obsession. I saw this little guy and immediately grabbed him up. I have already wore this one a few times. I just love it! 

I don't wear bracelets often(no reason why) but would like to add more to my collection. I saw this and loved how dainty it was. I figured the bows would be a cute touch when I wear my hair up and want a little extra.

and then I saw this necklace...I fell in love! I held it up to myself and as soon as I did my mom said "Ohhh, you gotta get that, it looks great on you!" so of course I bought it! Do what mom tells you, right? 

I Bought This

and that is my fun little haul. I can't wait till the next Forever 21 haul! 

What store is your favorite for accessories?

Almay Liquid Lip Balm: Blooming

I Bought This

Hi Beauties!
How are you all doing? I hope wonderfully.

After seeing picture after picture, post after post raving about these liquid lip balms, I knew I had to try one. I decided on blooming after a good 5 minutes of staring at the display....decisions, decisions!

I actually really like this for days I am not doing much but want something that will keep my lips moisturized. I have such dry lips that I need something on them at all times. It doesn't feel heavy on the lips at all and isn't sticky. As for color, this wouldn't be my go to if I am looking for a pretty lip just because it is pretty sheer on me, it needs lots of layers to build up the color and I personally don't like doing that. However, this would be a great topper for lipsticks and can see myself doing that a lot with this.  

Overall, I like it but I don't think I will buy any others for now.

Have you tried these yet?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

City color: Matte Lipstick{thoughts & swatches}

Hi Beauties!
 PR Sample

Oh, do I have a fun post to show you. If your a matte lipstick lover, you will want to keep reading.
City Color got in touch with me about working together on getting swatches of their matte lipsticks. Being the lipstick lover that I am, I instantly said yes. Plus, I have tried one before and really liked it. I knew this would be a fun thing to do. If you don't know about City Color they are an extremely budget friendly company with tons of wonderful products. My favorites are blushes and lip products from them. Seriously some of the best I have in my makeup collection!

Description from Company site: 
Matte lipstick is every girls secret. Its' rich formula is enhanced with vitamin E, allowing for each color last longer. Comes in 16 stunning shades. With its' long-lasting stay, your lips will never feel dry and maintain the perfect tint throughout your day.

They retail for $1.99 each. There is 16 shades to choose from, so something for everyone!

Since I am swatching on my lips I just wanted to give you all a picture of my natural. They change and sometimes are more berry toned. Just depends on the day I swear.

Also, I did 1 light layer of chapstick under these lipsticks. Helped the application on my lips.

My thoughts:
I really love these. I am not one for glitter in my lipsticks or glosses so matte and cream types are my favorites. The only issue I've had is they can be drying on me but seriously my lips dry out so easy with many types of lip products. It's always been an issue for me so I always wear a thin layer of my vaseline for lips under almost everything. It drives me crazy sometimes. Besides that, these lipsticks are great. Super pigmented, glide on easily and long lasting. They have a sweet almost candy type smell to them which I love. I also love the packaging. I think it simple yet sleek. I want to get a lipstick holder to display these with my other lipsticks soon. I think it would look great on my vanity. I recommend trying out 1 or a few. Don't judge a product by its low cost until you try my friends! 

What type of lip products do you like?
PR Sample

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cotton Candy Nails{Great for beginners} ft Sation

Hi Beauties!
 PR Sample

I have an accidental but fun mani to show you! When sent the Candylandia collection I was asked to come up with some Candy themed nail art. I thought that was a great challenge for myself and it would help me practice some nail art. After thinking over and over of what to do, I thought about ice cream or something to do with them. Then I was drawing on my nails and it morphed into cotton candy and I just went with it. I actually really loved how it turned out and the great thing is, this is totally easy. Great for beginners wanting to try something new. You can mess up and still it will look just fine!

I'm so ogre it, paint some sugar on me, unicorns are teal, queenie in a bottle, and you're my lacquer charm.

Not bad for an idea that was messed up, huh?! 
 PR Sample

You can find these polishes: HERE

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