The year of glossy lips

If you’ve been following me for a while or if you know me in real life, you know, I wore red matte lipstick every day. My sister bought me NARS red lizard for my sixteenth birthday and I was addicted. Recently, I’ve been leaning towards glossy lips and it’s been throwing some of my friends off. Someone even asked me if I was doing okay because it’s been a while since they’d seen me in red lipstick, or lipstick at all. Outside of the fact that I have braces which seem to suck all of the moister out of my lips, making matte lipstick less than ideal for day-to-day wear. I could cope with that, I’ve simply grown away from lipstick. I’m just over crusty matte lips. I’m over liquid lipsticks. I’ve just over it all. Mark my words, This year will be the year of glossy lips. At least it will for me.

Every single lip product I’ve bought, with the exception of Selena’s lipsticks from the Mac Selena collection and a Tom Ford Lipstick, in the past six months have been lip glosses. Everything from NYX to  Dior. I’ve just fallen in love with a good gloss but by far my favorite lip gloss, is the one by Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s the best-pigmentated lip gloss unnamed-1I’ve ever owned. It has this wonderful vanilla smell, that’s strong enough to where you can smell it but not so strong that you can taste it in your mouth or so that it makes you nausea, which is a problem I’ve run into with other scented lip glosses. The color doesn’t bleed. It’s long-lasting but it’s not thick or sticky, so it’s not going to do that thing where you pull your lips apart and there’s like strings of gloss in-between your lips. These are my top four favorite ABH lip glosses.

Fudge, Vamp, Black Cherry and Potion (top to bottom) are my favorite lip gloss shades from the ABH collection. unnamed-2I know it’s spring and everyone is about bright, soft colors. I get that, I just LOVE a good dark lip. The beautiful thing about these glosses is that they give you that shiny lips but they don’t give you butt lips. If a gloss is too glossy, pigmented, your lips can look like a butt, sorry but it really can and it’s gross. These glosses have the perfect shine. They last forever but they don’t stain when you wipe them off, which is another problem I’ve found with super pigmented glosses. It’s just the perfect amount of shine, color, and gloss.

I get all of my ABH glosses at Sephora but I know they sell them at Ulta as well. They’re only 16 dollars, which isn’t expensive at all, Dior lip glosses are 30 dollars, and though they are amazing, I prefer the ABH ones. The glosses come in three finishes, high Gloss, which is the finish of all four of the shades I mentioned, as well as metallic and shimmer. I still want to try glosses from different brands so I can have a wider collection! Leave any recommendations in the comments below.

Au Revoir💋

Favorite Beauty Bloggers

 

I love, love, love Beauty Bloggers! I love them almost as much as I love fashion/ style bloggers because I love doing my makeup and taking care of my skin. I spend a fair amount of my time on YouTube watching Beauty tutorial and reviews and I spend more then a fair amount of money of beauty products. I know that there are a lot of beauty bloggers out there but I just wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite YouTbers to watch.

maxresdefault.jpgI know you’ve all probably heard of her but I LOVE Jaclyn Hill! I hadn’t heard about her until maybe a little bit over a year ago, shout out to Allison for showing me her videos. I’ve been watching her videos almost religiously since and I can’t believe I hadn’t seen her videos before.She’s amazing and although I’m not the same skin tone as her, I’ve learned so many things watching her channel! I’ve learned so many techniques,makeup and beauty tricks. She’s the first person I ever heard talk about Morphe and I haven’t turned back since. Besides being a makeup goddess, Jaclyn Hill is just a really good person. I follow her on Snapchat and she’s just a genuinely amazing person. She’s one of the first YouTubers I’ve seen, not that others haven’t done it before, that shut down their comments section because of the way their followers were treating each other. She just really wants everyone to do well and be happy with themselves. Plus she’s freaking hilarious and that never hurts.

maxresdefault-1.jpgMy second favorite YouTuber is Jackie Aina aka Jackie O, who is a must follow on Snapchat by the way. I’m not joking, I rarely use Snapchat but I’ve been on the app multiple times just to watch her because she’s so funny. When she’s not being funny on Snapchat, she’s giving real life lessons that always seem to come right when you need them. Jackie Aina is closer to my skin tone and gives a lot of beauty hacks on how to use products properly. Check out her color correcting do’s and don’ts video, it will save lives and money, I promise. Jackie Aina is a must follow for people who have darker skin tones because she really is a way to help find out what type of foundation you should be wearing as well as what your undertones are. After watching her videos, I found the right setting powder, blush, bronzer and foundation for my budget, which ranges depending on what time of the month it is.

13735876_1053299858090725_259467564_nLast but definitely not least is Thomas Halbert, who is probably my favorite person to follow on Twitter and Instagram. He does a lot of tutorials on Snapchat and is definitely more active on Instagram then YouTube.Thomas Halbert turns makeup into art, his diamond boy look killed me. I could never do the things he does with makeup. He truly has a gift. Jackie Aina and Jaclyn Hill are extremely talented as well but they do more everyday wearable makeup, which I love too! I know some people feel a certain type of way about boys who wear makeup but I don’t care. I admire anyone who wears makeup because I know how much time and effort it takes to do it. I mean honestly, look at that, that’s pure art work. If a boy wearing makeup makes you uncomfortable, just remember that all your favorite male actors wear makeup in every T.V. and film appearance you’ve seen then in. Then I invite you to move on to the more important issues in the world.

Thank you for learning about my favorite makeup bloggers! Share your favorite bloggers in the comments below! I’ll be sure to check them out because I’m always looking for new YouTubers to follow because at this point, I’m pretty sure I watch YouTube more than I do TV.

Au Revoir!

Psss!

I was listening to Spotify while I wrote this and I wanted to share some of my current favorite songs! Some of them are new, a few are oldies but goodies. Give it a listen!

Glossier Face Mask

Much like many self-proclaimed makeup addicts, I’m also addicted to skin care items. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to watch YouTube videos about makeup and skin care. I ran out of my origins facial about a week ago and it although it was amazing, I started looking for a new one. I just love trying new facials, so I did what I always do, I checked YouTube. If you don’t watch Rachel Whitehurst videos you are missing out, seriously, go watch her now, she’s freaking hilarious.I was watching her most recent hits and shits video on Monday and she started talking about this new skin care and makeup brand called Glossier. I’ve seen Glossier all over my Instagram and twitter recently and wanted to try it. She got all of their products, which I want to try eventually but I only bought the two face mask.

Oh my god, oh my god, they’re amazing. Honestly, I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting them to be sooo good. IMG_3583.jpgI thought I would have a reaction to the Mega Green Galaxy Mask, which is the detoxifying face mask, because I’m allergic to various super fruits but I wasn’t. I don’t break out often but when I do it’s a nightmare. They’re always on the upper part of my cheek, in the area that you would put blush and highlighter. This mask got rid of them instantly. I have very sensitive skin and I suffer from eczema so I have to be, well I should be very careful about what goes on my face. I probably should have tested in on my hand and I recommend that anyone who has the same problems I do to be smarter than me and do that. I didn’t but it works like a dream. An honest to god dream. I like it much more than I do the origins one because it doesn’t dry my skin out like the origins one nor does it sting the way the origins one does.

The next mask is the Moisturizing Moon Mask. IMG_3582As I said before, I have eczema and if you have eczema or other skin condition, you know that you need to moisturize. It’s crucial because if you don’t, well if I don’t, my skin gets very sensitive, then the eczema break outs come and then I get stressed and they get worse. It just becomes an entire thing and it’s frustrating. Which is why I bought this mask! It not only mositurizes your face but it’s soothing. The mega green galaxy mask stings just a little, where the break outs are but this mask is like a cool burst of air. After I use this mask, I spray my face with rosewater and I wake up in the morning with amazing skin. It’s not oily or dry, it’s just perfectly moisturized, a word I’ve said like ten times but I’m serious. This mask is amazing.

I use both of them together, when I’m having breakouts. When I’m not, I usually just use the moon mask. You can use the mask any way you please, of course it’s your money and skin you know what’s best, but the Glossier site recommends you use them together. I’ve included a coupon code in this post. I’m not an affiliate or anything like that. It’s just a promo they do on the site, something they want customers to share with friends in order to spread the word about the brand. It’s 20% off of your first purchase. If you use it and buy both of the mask, the total comes out to around 35 or 36 dollars, including everything. It’s a good deal.

Tell me what face mask you love in the comments below! I’m always looking for new mask and I’m up to try any and everything!

Au Revoir!

If you can, please donate to the families of the victims in the Orlando Massacre and to the family of Youtuber and singer, Christina Grimmie, who lost her life to gun violence this past weekend as well. If you were affected by any of this violence, please know that I’m sending love and prayers your way. I hope you have a safe week.

Addiction: HauteLook

I’m addicted to Hautelook and I’m not ashamed at all. For those of you who don’t know what Hautelook is, it’s a deal website owned by Nordstrom. Every day, Hautelook puts up select products from high end brands for at least 50% off. They have a Women’s, Mens, Children’s, Home and my personal favorite section, Beauty. I’m a shoe and make-up junkie. They are my favorite things in the world to buy so when I find a site that can give me high quality items for a bank account friendly price, I jump on it.

Hautelook is a members only site, so in order to order something from them, you do have to create an account but it is free. Everyday, the offer a new deal on a new brand. This week, I’m most excited to see what they have for the Ted Baker event,it goes live Tuesday at 8am pacific time. I absolutely adore his brand but it can be very pricey and I’m in college. Each event has it’s own start time and an expiration date. You can only keep an item in your cart for fifteen minutes before your hold on it expires. The items you’ve purchased will be received, two to three weeks after the event ends.

The only complaints I would have about Hautelook would be how long it takes you to get your products but I can’t really complain because it is such a good deal! Honestly! I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of money I’ve saved since signing up for Hautelook. I have very sensitive skin and I’m always walking somewhere so good shoes and high quality, high quality doesn’t always mean expensive, make up are essential for me.

The reason I love shopping on Hautelook is because it offers such high quality items for college friendly prices. As a college student, I can’t always afford nicer things. It’s just not in the budget. Hautelook is the best of both worlds. I’ve only bought beauty items from Hautelook, Morphe Brushes that I absolutely love, and an eyeshadow palette, also from Morphe. I do plan on buying more then from Hautelook and I hope you do too! Whether it be clothing, shoes, home decor or makeup.

Au Revoir!