Friday, August 30, 2013

LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Rock Star - Review

LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Rock Star, $7.95
I don't know about y'all, but there is nothing that takes me back to the summers of my childhood more than a big, chewy piece of sweet, pink bubblegum. It never fails to remind me of breaks from school filled with weeks spent at summer camp, sleepovers with friends, and days whiled away with me rocking out to Hanson and the Spice Girls. I'm older now, and have traded in my bubblegum for healthy teeth, but today I'm bringing you a fabulous bubblegum scented soap that can still take me back without the cavities!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sephora Haul


Several weeks ago I went into Sephora to have nothing more than a look around, but came out with a bag full of goodies (anyone else have that problem?). I'd planned to post the haul a few weeks back, but other posts grabbed my attention first. I was thinking of what I should do for my usual mid-week post, when I remembered that I hadn't posted my haul. So without any more delay, here are a few lustworthy products I bought over the summer at Sephora. Be prepared for full reviews soon!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Skincare


Hello, beauties! It's the official start of The Starting Off Project! Today's topic is all about skincare for beginners. Now, I'll be completely honest, I'm not the kind of person who has a huge skincare routine. I like mine quick and dirty, and anytime I can multi-task, I'm up for it!

I've personally learned that it doesn't always take a lot to get beautiful skin, though some will tell you otherwise. My great-grandmother's skincare routine consisted of water, her trusty Dove soap bar, and a nightly application of rosewater and glycerin. That's it! And just that small routine kept her skin youthful and wrinkle free for a lot longer than her peers. I guess I take my skincare philosophy from her in that way. Less can be more!

So without further adieu, here are my tips for setting up a fast and easy skincare routine, and a few of my most trusted products!


Monday, August 26, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Introduction


Hello, beauties! I'm excited to announce that I'm taking part in a fantastic new series started by Stephanie over at Steph's Inside Voice called The Starting Off Project! Steph had this great idea that bloggers could come together over the course of ten weeks and write up posts about different beauty topics that would help teens and new makeup fanatics learn the beauty ropes.


Monday, August 19, 2013

The Skincare Tag

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A few weeks back, I was tagged by Kirsty over at Taupe and Pearl to participate in the Skincare Tag that was started by Kat from Tales of a Pale Face. I was stoked to be asked to give my thoughts, and couldn't wait to do it as it sounded like loads of fun. Well, time got away with me a bit, but I'm here today with my answers, products, and tips that I feel make my skin glowing and fabulous. Read on to see what I do that just might work for you, too!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer - Review + Swatch

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, $6.00
If there is one thing I know, it's that every makeup loving girl wants to find the perfect concealer. We want a concealer that covers dark circles, red spots, pimples, scars, anything that makes our skin look less than flawless. They say that less is more. I agree! The less imperfections that show, the more confident I feel.

Last year, prior to getting married, I was trying to sort out my makeup for all the pre-wedding festivities, and finding a budget-friendly, wonder concealer was at the top of my list. So on a trip to Wal-Mart, I took a little waltz down the makeup aisle and came across today's item. It touted that it could cover tattoos, and I figured if the coverage was that high, it could definitely do the trick for my stress acne and sleep deprived dark circles!


Friday, August 9, 2013

LUSH Cosmetics Sea Spray Hair Mist - Review

LUSH Cosmetics Sea Spray Hair Mist, $12.95
I must confess, I'm not a huge fan of the beach. However, there is one thing about going to the ocean that I absolutely adore. I love having sea salt in my hair, wind whipping through it, giving it the most glorious smell and texture. There is absolutely nothing like it! Sure, my hair might be a nuisance to untangle later, but it just looks so sensual and feels like the very definition of sunshine, vacation, and relaxation. So, of course, I've been looking for the perfect salt spray so I can bring a little bit of that coastal escape home. Unfortunately, today's offering just wasn't the paradise I was hoping for.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush | Pink Frosting - Review + Swatch

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush | Pink Frosting, $8.29
I have to say, I've never been one for cream blushes. With a face that is highly prone to breakouts, I've found cream products harder to work with over the high coverage products that I tend to use.  However, every time I've popped into my local Target or the drugstore down the street, Maybelline's Dream collection stops me in my tracks.

Eventually, I just couldn't take having to eye this beauty for another day, so I took the plunge and snapped one up. I remember standing in front of the display with a handful of them begging my husband to help me pick out the right one. Which, of course, was a bit silly as he truly knows nothing about makeup or colors. In the end, I decided I wanted to go for this gorgeous, girly pink (surprise, surprise), and I'm so glad I did!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Goals | August 2013

Hello, beauties! How was your weekend? Mine was lovely! Full of loads of relaxing and planning new posts for you dear readers. If you didn't see the news on Twitter, over the weekend this little blog hit over 10,000 page views. As a blogger just starting out, hitting a milestone such as that this early is absolutely astonishing to me!

I would have never thought in a million years that anyone would care to read my ramblings, let alone visit the blog that often. So, thank you to each and every one of you who've stopped by, commented and subscribed. For the first time in my life I feel like I've finally found my calling, and I could not do any of it without all of you!

With that being said, lately I've been thinking a lot about goals I'd like to accomplish, but my thoughts have always been so disorganized. However, last week I stumbled across a post by the lovely Becky Bedbug which laid out her growth plan for the month of August. After giving it a read, I was inspired to take the weekend to sit down and really get a feel for what it is I, too, wanted to accomplish this month. So without further adieu, here are my goals for the month of August!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Coral Me Up! | Guest Post - Daphne from Subgenre of a Dream

Coral Blushes, Summer Blushes

Hello, lovelies! I'm Daphne from Subgenre of a Dream, and the lovely Megan here has asked me to do a guest post for her. If you've been following her for a while, you'll know Megan has a huge thing for pinks. Me on the other hand, I have a love affair with corals. So reflecting back to the Best Summer Pink Blushes guest post she did for me a while back, I decided to introduce my favorite coral blushes on her blog!


Friday, August 2, 2013

LUSH Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask | Love Lettuce - Review

LUSH Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask | Love Lettuce, $6.95
Hello, beauties! Before we get started, I wanted to give you a heads up on an exciting guest post coming up for you tomorrow from the fabulous Daphne over at Subgenre of a Dream. I've read through it and it is amazing! If you are a coral lover, you're going to want to pop back over here tomorrow afternoon to have a look. Today, however, I'm bringing you a review on a product that I haven't been able to get enough of lately. Ever since that LUSH haul from last week, I've been up to my eyeballs in products from LUSH Cosmetics and this one has been such a joy to use.

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