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Covergirl Voxbox!

A few weeks ago I took a pre-qualification survey for a voxbox and guess what, I got it! I was so happy to get this package in the mailbox, it totally made my day!

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Here’s what came inside the box:

  • (1) COVERGIRL Plumpify Mascara by blastPRO in black
  • (1) COVERGIRL Colorlicious Oh Sugar! In the shade SODA

They claim the mascara gives you “lashes that appear darker, fuller and more voluminous.” I can vouch that this is 100% accurate! My lashes were isntantly curled, darker & looked wayyyy fuller. I was seriously impressed! I even ran to my mom to show her how great it was!

The Colorlicious Oh Sugar! is a lip balm made “with ultra-rich ingredients such as grapeseed oil, avocado butter, and vitamins c&e and leaves the lips with a hint of tint.” The balm was extremely moisturizing and gave just enough color. Looks super natural and is a beautiful shade!

I’ll update this post with pictures once I do my makeup using the new products! A full face makes all the difference! Test these products yourself and let me know if you love them as much as I do!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me complimentary by influenster.  All opinions are my own. 

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#HolidayHaute: My favorite perfume + a GIVEAWAY!!!

Yup, you heard that right!!

This post is a collab with a few other lovely ladies [Yazzi | Val | Devyn | Elisabeth | Simone] & we’re giving you some of our FAVORITE products!!!

Now, if there’s something you need to know about me, it’s that I obsess over many things (such as boybands, shot glasses, makeup, journals, the list goes on and on) and when I have an obsession, I go hard. One of my obsessions is PERFUME. I don’t feel complete without it. I genuinely get upset if I leave my apartment without perfume! I blame my mother for this because she too is a perfume addict! We have loads! So of course, it was only right that I give away one of my ALL TIME favorite perfumes for this giveaway: Our Moment by One Direction. I don’t like this perfume just because I love the band, I TRULY adore this perfume. It smells amazing & every time I wear it, I get complimented. YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. If you’d like me to do a perfume collection post, please leave me a comment below.

On to the best part: The giveaway! This giveaway is U.S ONLY. Sorry to our International followers, but this isn’t the last of us. Next giveaway could be for YOU! Stay tuned. xo 

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ONE Grand Prize Winner will receive everything in the photo above!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER: #HolidayHaute Blogger Collaboration Prize Pack

 Here’s what you can win!
  • Skinfood Soft Eyelash Curler
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light/Medium
  • The Saem Sammul Smile Bebe Blusher in Bling Peach
  • Etude House sheet masks in Aloe and Olive
  • (1) 3.4 fl oz bottle of Our Moment by One Direction
  • A 3 month subscription to Birchbox
  • COSRX Low PH Cleanser
  • Daiso sheet mask cover
  • Shideido shampoo samples
  • Assorted sheet masks
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Bareminerals Alluring Eyes holiday gift set
  • Bareminerals Charming Lips & Cheeks holiday gift set

Disclaimer: US entrants only. Giveaway ends at 12am on Dec 23, 2015. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. Winner must claim prize within five (5) days of the giveaway announcement or another winner will be selected.  No false and/or giveaway specific accounts will be permitted to enter. Do not follow and then unfollow after the giveaway ends. Prizes will be sent via mail to the winner from each respective host. Any lost or damaged goods are not the responsibility of the hosts. This giveaway was in no way sponsored by any brand(s) and the items were purchased/obtained by each host respectively.

TELL ME YOUR #HOLIDAYHAUTE SCENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA & IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

GOOD LUCK XO

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Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag!

What better than a tag post to start off this week on a fun & random note?! Let’s jump right into it!

(tag originally found here)

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  1. Name a beauty regimen that you rarely do? Moisturizing my body after a shower. I normally just lotion up the areas that get the most dry & call it a day…and that’s if I remember to do that! Haha!
  2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly? I don’t know if I should answer this! Haha! Okay, Okay…um..it’s not something I do as often as I should.
  3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? On my toes, months. On my fingers, um, depends. LOL..maybe about 2 weeks.
  4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it? This is not something I skimp on. If I need something, and I have a few extra dollars to repurchase it, I do.
  5. What is your worst beauty habit? Touching my blemishes. I know you shouldn’t, as it could lead to scarring, but I can’t help it. I want it gone, not just chillin’ on my face!
  6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time? Changing my bed sheets. It’s just SO much work. But, then I remember that I have to be grateful to have a bed, and I quickly get over putting it off.
  7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute? I try to plan, to make myself seem like I’m being organized, but I always end up behind schedule.
  8. Can you commit to spending bans? 100% no. LOL. Something I’m trying to work on is my willpower. I suck at changing my habits!
  9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections? My makeup is in a huge case my aunt got me for my birthday last year, & my nail polish is all in a drawer, so I’m gonna say..pretty damn organized!

Feel free to tag as many people as you’d like! I tag: Valerie | Brianna | Kat | Rossy

Tagged the first 4 I see in my reader, but please feel free to do this tag even if you’re not tagged & let me know, in the comments below, so I can read your answers!! xo

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Is this weird??

Like most people nowadays, I’m addicted to Snapchat. I love posting little snippets of my day to my story, or sending silly messages to my friends using various Snapchat lenses. It’s a lot of fun! A few times I’ve done mini makeup tutorials via Snapchat; I like to pretend I’m a Youtube Beauty Guru, haha! Anyways, today, one of my friends sent me a video snap asking me why I do I do my eye makeup prior to applying foundation. She said she has never seen anyone do their makeup that way, and was curious.

The simple answer for this? I do it to prevent eyeshadow fallout from getting stuck in my foundation/concealer. I hate when I apply my face makeup, and then when I go to blending my eyeshadow, I get pink/purple/black (you get the deal) flakes all over my face. Depending on the eyeshadow, it’s hard to wipe off after you’ve already applied your foundation/concealer; Blending shadow is NO JOKE.  So to avoid this, I do my eye makeup first.  Another reason I do my eyes first is because it’s my favorite part of doing my makeup, and it takes me the longest.

Do you do your eyes first? Or Do you prefer to do your face first?? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂 xo

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HASK product review!


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I’m excited for today’s post because it’s on products I received recently, and have already fallen in love with! As you see on my profile page, I’m connected with a site called Brand Backer. On this site, bloggers have the opportunity to apply for different campaigns, hosted by various brands, and if you get chosen, you get sent the product for review!

*Disclaimer: Even though this post is powdered by BrandBacker, all opinions posted on the products are 100% honest and based on my personal experience using the product. 

I got sent products from HASK‘s Argan Oil line. I was SO excited when I saw this campaign on Brand Backer. I LOVE Argan Oil. I have an Argan Oil serum that I apply to my hair prior to and after styling, and I also have an Argan Oil 7-in-1 treatment spray that I put on as well. When I was accepted into this campaign, I was beyond ecstatic. These products claim to be free sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors..could you ask for anything better?!

In my package, I received: 1 Repairing Argan Oil Shampoo | 1 Repairing Argan Oil Conditioner | 1 Healing Shine Hair Treatment | & 1 Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment | 1 Super cute bag

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Today I decided to put these products to the test! The products all smell like citrus, which I wasn’t a fan of when I first read about it, but once I put it in my hair..it smelled delicious! As soon as I washed my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, I felt that my hair was instantly, noticeably softer. Untangling was a breeze.

Before washing & conditioning:

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Then, skipped my heat protectants, because I wanted to see the results from using SIMPLY the products I was sent, so I went straight to blowdrying. My hair wasn’t as frizzy as it would normally get, and It straightened a lot faster with a quick blow-dry. I don’t do anything fancy when I blow-dry, I simply leave my hair down & let the blowdryer dry everything as it flies all over the place haha!

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Next step was straightening! I applied some of the Healing Shine Treatment on every section of my hair prior to straightening. This might have been overkill, because I’m sure my hair will get greasier, faster..but I love shine. I wanted my hair to shine bright! To straighten my hair, I use a Chi Air.

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As you can see, there’s a HUGE difference in my before & after pictures. What! I’m in love!! My Chi Air does a phenomenal job at making hair pin straight, but using these products on top of that just made the results THAT much better!

You NEED to get your hands on these products soon!!! I give them a 10/10 !! Click here to buy.

Have you tried any of these products before?! Let me know!! 

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Sisterhood Of The World Award

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The Sisterhood of the World Blog Award is about connecting with other female bloggers and getting the blogger community together.

Valerie nominated for another award and I’m super excited to fill it out because I love these award posts! As I’ve mentioned before, make sure you check out her blog and subscribe!

The rules are:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions the nomination has provided.
3. Nominate ten other bloggers
4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Here are the questions Valerie asked me:

  1. Who or what inspired you to start blogging? One of my friends began blogging and it made me want to get back into it. I’ve had various other blogs before, but I let them all fail. Not this time though. 😉
  2. What is your favorite topic to write about? Probably my beauty posts, and food posts. I love makeup and I love food so those are my two favorite days.
  3. If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? London.
  4. Name 3 things you can’t live without: My Family. My Friends & My perfume collection LOL.
  5. What products do you use for your skincare regimen? Ooh, I’m really bad with skincare. I don’t have a skincare regimen, which is horrible. I use masks from time to time and I try to moisturize everyday with the moisturizer from First Aid Beauty.
  6. What is one of your holy grail beauty products? THIS MASK. I SWEAR by this mask! Your pores become invisible after using it & you see the difference IMMEDIATELY after using it. Also, if you decide to try it out, DEFINITELY mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar as it says. DON’T USE WATER.
  7. Who is your fashion/style icon? I don’t really have one tbh but I love Jaclyn Hill & Amra (Amrezyyy)’s style. I’d kill to have them re-do my wardrobe.
  8. What is one of your current obsessions? Blogging weekly, duh! 
  9. Did you do anything fun over the weekend? I went to Six Flags on Saturday & It was the first day of fright fest! It was so much fun!
  10. What is one thing you look forward to? The future. I hope I reach all my goals, and get the success I want. It’ll happen with time. That I’m sure of.

My 10 nominees are:

  1. Empower Love
  2. Shulammitegirl
  3. Single & Sunny
  4. Rach In Real Life
  5. A Casual Beauty
  6. The Sartorial Coquette
  7. ChellTron
  8. The Nameless Syn
  9. With All My Affection
  10. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS TAG.

And here are my questions for the nominees!

  1. What is your favorite fragrance?
  2. How old were you when you started your blog?
  3. Who’s your biggest inspiration in life?
  4. What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
  5. What is your greatest fear?
  6. Name your top 3 favorite artists/bands.
  7. How many concerts have you been to?
  8. What is your opinion on tattoos?
  9. How often do you blog?
  10. State a crazy fact about yourself!

I’m sorry I couldn’t come up with a FULL list of 10 people, but I’m still in the middle of making blogging friends!!! So forgive me for coming up short! 🙂 Hope you all have fun with this award post! xo

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The right tools make the magic happen.

People always tell me, HOW DO YOU DO YOUR MAKEUP SO WELL? Well, besides the fact that I literally used to practice my makeup at night, daily, I invest in the proper “tools” to execute my makeup looks. I have brushes from various brands and boyyyy trust me, having the right brush makes ALL the difference.

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These are my semi-new brushes from Morphe. (Semi-New because I got them in July and have used them loads of times since.)

  • That flat contour brush is AMAZING!! It gives you the sharpest contour ever and you don’t have to go broke buying it as you would with the Nars ITA brush.
  • The buffing brush next to is, omg. . my new favorite foundation brush. Not only is it incredibly soft, it blends your foundation perfectly!
  • The two eye brushes..best blending brushes ever! The makeup looks I’ve created since I’ve gotten these brushes have bee my absolute favorites, and I think it’s because it cuts down on the blending time, because they work sooooo well!

& the eyeliner brush + gel liner we’ll leave for another post 😉 

I got these brushes on SALE at Hautelook for under $40 total. I was super excited to see them up on the site, and even more excited to receive them in the mail. If you want to sign up for Hautelook so you don’t miss out on killer sales on various things such as home decor, beauty, clothing, and shoes..sign up here! Xo

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