Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Eye Pencil Set, Shadow Lockdown Duo, and Revolution Lipstick in Jilted (Swatches Included)

Urban Decay had their Friends & Family a couple weeks ago on their website, so I obviously had to buy things. I'm such a sucker for their products, especially their new stuff. I ended up buying the new Ocho Loco 2 Eye Pencil Set, the Shadow Lockdown Duo, and a Revolution Lipstick.

Let's take a look shall we?

First up is the Revolution Lipstick I bought in the shade Jilted. It is a bright pink with violet undertones. I love the packaging of these lipsticks and the lipstick itself. The wear is pretty good and I wish I could have gotten more shades, but maybe another time. UD's Revolution Lipsticks are $22. It's more than I usually spend on lipsticks, but I just love the color selection and the wear of these, so I am willing to spend a little more on these lipsticks.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Real Techniques Brushes Review

I have heard so many good things about Real Techniques brushes over the past few months that I decided I needed to try them out. Ulta occasionally has this brand on sale for buy one, get one 50% off, which is what they were on sale for when I picked some up. I bought them a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait to show you all until I had used all of them.

I got this Travel Essentials set thinking it was the one I had heard and read such great reviews on. Oops. It's actually the Core Collection that I was wanting to try out, but I ended up keeping this set because I really like it. The 3-piece set comes with a foundation brush, a domed shadow brush, and a multi task brush.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Look of the Day: Enchanting Woods

It's been awhile since I have done a look of the day or showed any make up on my face at all for that matter. It started snowing today here in Iowa, but I just want it to be fall forever. I'm going to pretend like it's not 33 degrees and like there is not a dusting of snow outside and show you a look I wore on Sunday.

For this look, I was inspired by the woods and fall. I stuck with browns and greens for the eyes to keep it earthy. The lips are a darker berry shade, which is my favorite kind of color for fall. I posted some pictures below with a list of the products I used to create the look.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bath & Body Works Soaps

I go to Bath & Body Works waayyy to much. I just cant't help myself. When I can make it out of the store without buying anything, that is pretty big for me.

A few weeks ago I went there and came out with four lovely hand soaps. I thought I would share with you all what ones I got and why I like their soaps so much.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Estee Lauder Fall Gift With Purchase 2013

Estee Lauder's gift with purchase starts today, October 15th and it is pretty great gift. If you spend $35 or more, you get an awesome 7-piece gift. Keep in mind that this gift is going on at Younkers, Elder-Beerman, Carson's, Herberger's, Bergner's, Boston Store, and Bon-Ton. Other department store have gifts at other times during the year.

There are two options as to which gift you will receive: subtle or bold. I have both pictured below along with descriptions and swatches. Take a look!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lack of New Blogs

Hey everyone!

I'm really sorry I haven't any new blogs recently. I have midterms this week and next week, I have a wedding to go to on Saturday that I am doing some makeup for, and I have a bunch of other little things that have been keeping me tied up. I have so many ideas and things to show you all, but I just haven't had the time to do blogs for them.

I will have a new post up as soon as I can, which will probably be Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for all your views and in the meantime, don't forget to follow me on at least one of the sites I'm on that are linked in the sidebar. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Favorites


Another month has ended, but I can't say I'm sad to see September end. September was alright, but I am so excited that October is finally here! October is one of my favorite months because it finally starts to feel like fall, the colors in the trees are beautiful, fall recipes are awesome, and Halloween is in October. There is just something magical about this month. Before we get too far into October though, here are some of my favorites from September, both beauty-related and not.