Monday, December 30, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Plush Lip Gloss | Dandelion - Review + Swatch

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Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Plush Lip Gloss | Dandelion, $16.00
Vampy lips and berry hues may be the trend during colder months, but for daily wear something a little more demure never goes out of style. And while a matte pout is a winter staple, sometimes a fuss-free gloss is more our speed. Today we'll take a look at a lovely everyday gloss that is sure to be perfect no matter the season.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain | Sweetheart - Review + Swatch

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart, $8.99
Even though we're making our way into winter now, I've been having a really hard time putting away my bright lipsticks. While most people have been swapping out their bold shades for vampy berries, I keep opting for shocking statement hues. Wearing them just makes me so happy and really gives my pale skin a little oomph! One such lippy I've been wearing loads has been Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart. It's a fun, snappy hot pink perfect for fellow fair ladies like myself!

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Influenster | Jolly VoxBox

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DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me by Influenster in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

Hello, beauties! Today I'm bringing you a peek into Influenster's Jolly VoxBox. For those of you not in the know, Influenster is a community for online trend-setters to test out the latest products and get a chance to receive "VoxBoxes", boxes filled with free products to review. Sounds like fun, right? Well, this past month I qualified for their Jolly VoxBox, and I thought you lovelies might want to see what was inside. Let's have a look!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics It's Potent! Eye Cream - Review

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Benefit Cosmetics It's Potent! Eye Cream, $34.00
The holidays are a hectic time filled with jam packed days and boozy nights. Nothing gives away our festive revelry as much as the dark circles and eye bags we sport on through to New Year's. However, some makeup magic and a few dabs of nourishing eye cream can make the difference between a month's worth of raccoon eyes and a fresh, glowing face. Today, we'll take a look at one such eye cream from Benefit that will keep you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed after any late night, holiday soiree.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dr. Sponge Facial Cleansing Konjac Sponges - Review

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Dr. Sponge Facial Cleansing Konjac Sponges, $7.50-$8.50

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me for free by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

In the past year, konjac sponges have been taking the skincare world by storm. Made from the resilient konjac plant, they are an affordable, sustainable, biodegradable alternative to cloths and systems like the Clarisonic Mia. With time, konjac sponges are fast becoming the go-to tool for skincare fanatics. One such brand is setting themselves apart, and that brand is Dr. Sponge.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray - Review

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Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray, $26.00
With the impending holidays drawing ever nearer, the top beauty worry on our minds is ensuring that our slap stays put into the late hours. With all our running to and fro, the last thing we need is for our eyeshadow and liner to be sliding down our faces at the company party. Not to worry as this is where our primers come into play. Today's beauty offering from Benefit Cosmetics is their best-selling two-in-one eyeshadow and concealer primer, Stay Don't Stray!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Beauty Box Swap | Daphne from Daffnee.com

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When I first started blogging in June, Daphne from Daffnee.com was one of the very first bloggers I met. We clicked immediately and spent a lot of time chatting away about life, love, and our passions for makeup, blogging and Doctor Who! After a couple of months of messaging back and forth (and working around a 12 hour time difference as she's from Taiwan), we decided to do a beauty box swap. We agreed to surprise one another, but we wanted the products to be from each other's home country or hard for the other to get in their home country.

After setting a budget we talked a little about what sorts of things we'd like to have in our boxes. Putting all of our trust in each other, we both set off to shopping, and it turned out fabulously! I was so excited when I saw the package in my mailbox, and after seeing all the goodies inside I was even more thrilled. I could not have asked for a better first swap. Here's all the lovely products I received from Daphne this fall!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Beauty How-To | Irritated Skin Rescue

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DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me for free by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

Back in October, I posted a review of a fantastic face mask perfect for dry, sensitive skin. I explained that I'd had a reaction to a new product I'd tried, and my skin had been left red, raw, and irritated. While using the face mask was a large part of helping to get my skin back in shape in just a few short days, it was ultimately a part of a whole regimen. No matter how careful you are with your skin, there is always the chance that a crazy reaction can strike at any time. Here's my personal plan and tips for getting you through, and back to beautiful skin!

(DISCLAIMER: I'm not a medical expert, so if you have a severe reaction, or a rash or irritation that won't subside, skip this and go straight to a professional!  They'll know best how to get you right as rain.)


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics CORALista Blush - Review + Swatch

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Benefit Cosmetics CORALista Blush, $28.00
We're heading into the holiday season, and that means loads of festive decorations, yummy food, snazzy prezzies, and Christmas songs playing day in and day out. It also means the blogosphere is going to be filled to the brim with gift guides, outfit ideas, "best of" lists, and recipes for all sweets imaginable. It is truly one of the most incredible times of the year!

One of the best Christmas traditions is that of the advent calendar. In the UK, beauty advent calendars have been all the rage. So when Benefit Cosmetics released their advent calendar here in the US, I knew I had to snap it up! In honor of the holidays and beauty lovers everywhere, I'll be blogging about a few of the spoils from the Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar through the month of December.

Join me this month as we get to sample some of the best products that Benefit has to offer. Today, let's kick off the holiday season with their blockbuster blush, CORALista!

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