Christmas Wishlist (Beauty)

Christmas Wishlist (Beauty)

There have been a few things I’ve had my eyes on for awhile, but have been waiting to get. From eyes, to lips, to skincare I’ve been slowly making a mental list of all the things that’s missing from my beauty inventory. I think Christmas would be the perfect time to treat myself to a few of these items, (and also put them out there for anyone who’s curious about what to get me for Christmas this year).

 

HUDA BEAUTY Obsession in Warm Brown

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First up, and of course it’s eyeshadow. But LOOK at this palette. It’s absolutely perfect. It has the warm tones everybody loves, with the soft transition shades, and the staple shimmer shade. It’s basically Instagram in 9 colors. I love it. I need it. Where has this little palette been all my life?

ABH Prism palette

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I need the pink shade matched with the aqua shade highlighted by that champagne shade on my eyelids Right. This. Second. The amount of looks in the array of styles you could create with this palette is honestly unbelievable. ABH is coming up with some incredible palette. First, it was Modern Renaissance (which I still need to get), then it was Subculture, and now this bad boy up top? High Five ABH, you may as well be stealing my wallet right out of my purse.

ABH Brow Wiz

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I may be late to the game, but I hear the ABH brow wiz is a game changer. I have been loving these pencil type eyebrow fillers. Now that I’ve heard so much about this one, I’m pretty much dying to get my hands on one to try it out for myself. I thought about putting the dip brow pomade in this wishlist, but realized that’s probably not the product for me. These little fellas would be just what I need.

Tarte Shape Tape concealer

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I know. All I’ve done is rave, rave, and rave some more about this product. I’ve been wanting it SO BAD. I am pretty much completely out of the Maybelline concealer I’ve been using, and I was about to buy another one before I was like “WAIT! Shape Tape!” I’ve heard Kathleen Lights talk about this concealer, and pretty much everyone else too. I just need to bite the bullet. I will get this concealer. I will own it. One day. Hopefully, that day comes soon.

Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner

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Tarte is like the official bada** of the makeup business. They just are always on top for me. I think I love ABH eyeshadow and Tarte for anything else. What draws me to this eyeliner is the two different tips. You could use the pen tip for your lash line and the felt tip for your wing. A must have. This is a necessity. And I love the gold on black packaging. It’s so chic.

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion

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Everyone and their mother has either used, bought, or heard of this eyeshadow primer. I love eyeshadow but I’m just skeptical of primers. I don’t know why. But I’m dying to see if this primer stands up to the hype. Only, I’m not dying enough to pay full price for it, you know what I mean? That’s why it’s here, on my wishlist. *wink wink*

Too Faced Limited edition Gingerbread Man Melted Matte Lipstick

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Isn’t this lipstick the cutest lipstick you ever did see?!? I LOVE the packaging on this little guy. The red tone of the lipstick is the perfect shade for the holiday season. I’ve never used the Too Faced Melted lippies before, so I have no idea about their formulas or wear, but what better time to try new things than the present?

Glossier Super Pure serum

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Glossier has blown up. I don’t know what they did, but they’ve acquired a hype I’d be afraid to live up to. I’ve only heard amazing things from them, so I’m excited to invest in a few of their products. The one I’m most excited about is this Super Pure Serum. It’s advertised to reduce redness and target blemishes. Lately I’ve been investing in a lot of skin care items, but I haven’t found any that hide the redness of my face well enough to make me feel completely comfortable in public without concealer. I’m hoping this stuff will do the trick.

Glossier Cloud Paint Quad

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I don’t know why Glossier decided to name their cream blushes “cloud paints”. However, whatever made them decide to do it, they made the right decision. When I first heard this name, I was thrown for a loop. It made me do some research on it and that made me watch videos on it, and now I want every single one. I don’t even know if I’ll like these colors on my skin tone, but is that going to stop me from spending my money. Of Course NOT!!

Glossier Boy Brow

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And finally, we have the Glossier Boy Brow. This is probably one of their most famous products. It’s the first one I ever heard of. Again, the name threw me off and unlike the cloud paints, I wasn’t interested in this product. But lately, it’s been getting a lot of recognition. I have pretty bushy eyebrows, and this product has been said to be perfect for people like me. I think this, on a lazy day when I don’t feel like using the ABH brow wiz, would be a perfect substitute.

(I do not own any of these pictures on this post.)

Thanks for reading everyone. I hope y’all found some products you like in this post, and maybe even some gift ideas for your loved ones. See you again soon,

November Ipsy Unboxing (Plus mini faves)

November Ipsy Unboxing (Plus mini faves)

It’s that time of the month again to do an Ipsy unboxing. I also figured since this is the last Wednesday of the month, it would be appropriate to tie in some monthly favorites for y’all, since I have a completely different type of post planned for Friday. It’s a small little favorites mention, but I thought they were worthy enough to share.

Jumping right into it, the first thing I pull out of my Ipsy package is the horrendous bag above. Yellow and brown combine to make this asymmetrical makeup bag. I currently am living for yellows and browns right now, but I just don’t like this bag. I never do at first, and then I surprisingly always find myself using them. I think I’m actually going to end up selling a lot of these for a garage sale we’re having soon. So if you’ve ever seen one you like, stop by my garage sale and pick one up for yourself.

Next, I reached in to find this lip balm. As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE getting lip balms. The ones I’ve been getting from Ipsy have all turned out working really well. This one is supposed to taste like berries and wintered red algae. I don’t know what that is but it sure sounds festive. I’m excited to use this one day.

Here we have an It! Cosmetics CC+ cream. This CC cream claims to be hydrating, anti-aging, and protect from the sun. It has some pretty wild claims on the side, saying that people gave this product a good review. I think something like this would be much better for the summer time. I usually only wear BB creams anyways, so that may turn out well. I’ll keep this for the spring time since I really don’t think I’ll need its sun protecting serum or whatever until then.

Now I found this Naked Cosmetics single eyeshadow in the shade Mother Nature. It’s a really pretty purple-bluish, shimmery foil color. I’m stoked to try this out for some winter looks. Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see. I’m thinking this paired with a green and iridescent shade would look absolutely stunning.

This tiny little guy is is just a lip color in a shade I’ll never use. It’s from this brand I’ve never heard of, and it’s in this light pink that just never suits me. This looks like a glossy coral or blush tone pink. Glosses usually don’t show up well on me because my lips tend to be so pigmented. I think I’ll give this away to someone else who would probably really enjoy it.

Lastly, at the very bottom lay this gem. Tarte, my favorite, surprised me again this month in my Ipsy bag. I got an amazonian clay blush but this one is a bit dark. A color like this would be great for a very subtle natural flush. At first I immediately thought this would be much too dark for my skin tone, now that I’m looking at it again, I think it would actually be very pretty. I think I’d have to first apply this with a light hand, but it would create a pretty sunkissed look.

I wanted to include the back of the compact for you guys so you know for sure what color this is. As you can see, I got mine in the shade “feisty”. I haven’t really been feeling like my feisty self lately (although others may disagree with me), so maybe this blush will help remind me of the bad mama-jama that I really am.

Now moving on to my favorites.

Here are the few products I wanted to share with you. I only have a few because most of the stuff I’ve been using this month are the same from last month, except these three. At the top left we have my Hazelnut Cream candle. I got this at walmart for extremely cheap and it smells so good. It also is the perfect size. I like it a lot and can probably reuse the jar for something once I burn what’s left of it. On the bottom right we have some lotion. I mentioned this lotion before because I got it from Ipsy as well. It’s an intensive care lotion so it’s supposed to be super hydrating. I wanted to mention this in my favorites because I’ve been using it to help my feet. Some of you may find this gross, but I’m one of those people who suffer from dry feet. It was always something I hated and never could find a cure. Lately however, I’ve been exfoliating in the shower and then immediately applying this lotion after on the heels and balls of my feet. I’ve notice a quick, as well as a surprisingly dramatic difference in the smoothness. No more cracked feet!! I’m obsessed.

Finally, we come to this perfume. My mom bought me this perfume a LONG time ago. Like…..years ago. I usually don’t wear perfume because I’m used to get the cheap kinds that only smell like anything for 5 seconds. Before recently, I always found this scent to be too mature for me. It smells sophisticated and gorgeous. I apply this in the mornings and get little whiffs of it throughout the day. I love this perfume a lot, and will be sad the day it runs out. It’s the Tommy Girl perfume, and since I got it so long ago, I’m not sure if it’s available anymore.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post. See you next time,

 

The Future is Female

The Future is Female

Is anyone else noticing all this girl power out here lately? I mean, we are really blooming ladies, and it’s quite the sight to see. I love supporting my fellow female artists in their endeavors and getting inspiration from them. Today, we’re going to be talking about some beautiful, smart, and creative women, and what they’re up to. A little while ago I wrote a post about getting inspired, and wrote about some other bloggers and Youtubers in that post. I’ll link it here, for those of you that are interested.

Music:

Kailee Morgue:

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I’ve been following Kailee for a long time. I found her covers on Twitter, and it’s been quite interesting watching her grow over time. She recently was signed, which is really amazing news! She showcased a little snippet of her song “Medusa” on Twitter (forever ago), and ever since then we’ve all been anxiously waiting for it’s release. The song has been completed, and I just wanted to share this piece of art with you all. Click the image above to take you to “Medusa”, the captivating lyric video.

Charlotte Cardin:

You’ve heard of Lana Del Rey. You’ve obsessed over Lorde. Now, get ready for Charlotte Cardin!!!!

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Charlotte Cardin is a canadian artist. She’s 22 years old, and her voice packs a nostalgic punch. Her vocals take me all the way back to the 20’s, as if I lived there once. Her music is a mix between Jazz, Pop, and Electro. She releases music in both English and French. I love the way she uses her voice. She has a unique sound, and her lyrics are insanely poetic. My favorite songs of hers are Dirty Dirty, Big Boy, and The Kids. If you’re ever in a mood, put on Charlotte Cardin and get lost in your emotions.

Billie Eilish:

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15!!!!! This honey bee is FIFTEEN YEARS OLD!!! I didn’t know this until 5 seconds ago and I’ve been geeking out about her album all morning. That just makes everything I’ve heard so far so much more impressive. She’s so honest. She’s so brutal. I love this young artist and I’m excited for her future. I know she has a lot of growing to do. Like, she’s amazing, no doubt. But she still has a lot of learning and polishing, which means there’s a lot to expect from her. Catching an artist in this stage is really hard, and I’m excited to see her blossom. Keep your eye on Billie. She’s not going anywhere, except all the way to the top.

Bloggers:

Hannah Louise

Hannah Louise is a fashion blogger who dabbles into lifestyle and all other kinds of things. She has this bright red hair I love. I found her on Instagram. Her feed is full of colors. I absolutely love how she plays with colors and silhouettes. She asked in her About page to not use her pictures without asking, so I don’t want to infringe on her request. If you’re into the city girl vibe, definitely check out her website. She has an upscale chic with a downtown play persona that only she possesses. Hannah Louise definitely knows who she is, and that kind of self awareness is really inspiring.

Morgan

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I found Mostly Morgan on Youtube. She’s a fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog. What I love most about her is how she is very transparent about her blogging career. She doesn’t mind sharing her own personal tips and tricks about how she got where she is today. She’s 22 years old. She built her blog her freshman year of her college career. She has been blogging for 3 years and she now does it full time. She’s basically exactly what I want to be in the near future. So I thought I’d share her, her story, and how she’s living proof that my dream is possible. I can visualize it through her.

Kelsey SimoneĀ 

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Kelsey Simone is the definition of Bad and Boujee if I ever did see it. She constantly hands out tips on being a bad b*tch on a budget (always helping out her fellow female). She has the best personality. I love watching her videos because she is just adorable. I wish I knew her in real life. I’ve been watching her on Youtube for awhile, but it’s awesome to see she has a blog as well. She is also a dream come true to me. She’s really come a long way. It’s nice because you can see how much work she puts into all her videos and her blog.

I’ve just been really trying to surround myself with inspirational characters. At times, it can be easy to look at other people’s success and get discouraged. I tend to sink into this pit of “Oh, I’ll never have that.” or start to feel really negative about the person I’m watching. But truly, this only turns that negativity back into my work.

A honest example of this is some time ago, recently, I was watching Kelsey Simone. She was doing an unboxing of the PR gifts she received from beauty companies. I started to feel jealous, because obviously it would be amazing to have random makeup delivered to your door for free. I started to think about my work, and how I wished that was me. But then, I realized that Kelsey has been working at this for a long time. She’s works very hard in all the things she makes for her viewers and readers. It would be a shame if her talent wasn’t noticed. And I thought to myself “She deserves it”. Ever since then, it’s been easier for me to look at others as inspiration instead of competition. We’re all out here just trying to live our best lives. Seeing these powerful and beautiful girl bosses flooding the music, the internet, and Youtube industries just really feels my heart with hope.

Thank you for reading this post and making it all the way to the end. Please, please, PLEASE check out some of these women. They really do some incredible things and deserve the praise. This post is completely unsponsored and written from the heart. I’ve been following these women for a little time now and am so proud to have found them.

That’s all for now folks. See you again on Monday for some fashion. Don’t miss it!!