February BoxyCharm Try-On

I’m changing it up a bit over on my YouTube channel. Instead of just showing the products I got in my Boxycharm box this month, I’m also trying them out for the first time!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.

My Box this Month:

Three Crown Brushes for the Face: This is now the third month in a row we have gotten a product from Crown cosmetics. Interesting… Anyway, I do like these brushes – they are soft and seem to stand up well during washes. I especially liked the biggest of the three, which I used to contour my face with in my video.

Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Collection: If you are into crazy highlighting shades, then this is your palette. Usually, these colors of highlight are not my cup of tea (green highlighter anyone?) but I did enjoy the top row of highlighters in this palette. I guess it’s a good way to get me out of my highlighting comfort zone!

Cover FX Shimmer Veil in Amethyst: My favorite product in the box this month! This is a liquid eyeshadow similar to the Stila Magnificent Metals or ColorPop Supernova Shadows. This is color is a gorgeous light pink with purple reflects. Ah love!

Bellapiere Cosmetic Glitter in Cosmic Purple: I didn’t actually  try this product out for a few different reasons. 1) I already had a glittery eyeshadow on my lids. 2) I don’t actually own any glitter glue and that is definitely needed for this product. So, I’m not sure about this product. Seems impractical since we didn’t get any glitter glue with it.

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil: I was shocked at how smooth this eyeliner is – especially for a pencil! This might be my new go-to water line pencil!

Check out my video for a full review on these products!


February Favorites

I’ve done these types of videos before on my channel, and while I still might do them with just beauty products from time to time on my YouTube channel, I also like to include other things that I’ve been loving during the month that aren’t beauty products.

So, here are the things that I’ve been loving in February. They’re random and unrelated, but they really are things that I’ve enjoyed this past month.


Turtleneck Shirt: This was a recent purchase that I got at Goodwill and I am obsessed! The brand is Pure Jill from J Jill, but I couldn’t find this exact shirt on the website. They do, however, have lots of shirts and sweaters that are similar to this one. I love the color and how comfy it is! It is 3/4 length sleeve so it’s not great when it’s freezing out, but it’s great for warmer or indoor days.

Cloverfield Movies: My bf and I started the month by watching 10 Cloverfield Lane (2)  because it was free to watch on Amazon. We liked it, but were very confused by the whole thing. Then, we realized that the Cloverfield Paradox (3) was available to watch on Netflix. Then, he remembered that he owned the original Cloverfield (1) movie. So we watched them 2, 3, 1. Although I’m still not sure how these movies are related, I still really enjoyed watching them this month. They’re definitely sci-fi, dystopian films.

Maybelline FitMe Loose Finishing Powder: I’ve heard quite a few people talk about this product and I was in the market for a loose powder after I ran out of my RCMA No Color Powder. So I went to Walmart and picked this guy up. I’m loving it so far! I use it everyday with a sponge to set my concealer under my eyes. Sometimes, I also use it to set the rest of my face with a brush. Highly recommend!

Pur Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette: This was something I got in my February BoxyCharm box and I’ve used it every day since. It has a bronze shade, a blush shade, and a highlight shade. I understand these shades may not be for everyone, but in my opinion, they are buildable enough that they could work for quite a few skin tones if you want just a little product or to build it up. My favorite is the blush!

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Mama: I’ve been experimenting with wearing more “bold” lip colors on an everyday basis. I just got sick of wearing a nude or neutral day after day. This shade is not too red and not too orange, it’s somewhere perfectly in the middle. The only thing I would recommend is to wear a chapstick or lip balm underneath, since this formula can be a little drying.

ColourPop No Filter Concealer:  This is my second favorite concealer of all time, right after Tarte Shape Tape! The difference is, this one from ColourPop is much cheaper! It oxidizes a little once you put it on, so I would recommend picking a shade lighter than you normally would if you are looking to use this to brighten. It’s full coverage and doesn’t crease easily!

Wegmans Just Tea in English Breakfast Black: This is the tea I reach for when I need a little caffeine, but I don’t want to drink a coffee. I can re-use the bag for a couple cups of tea without it being watery!

What things have you been loving this month!?

Mini Beauty Haul – ColourPop and Drugstore


In my recent post (here) I asked for suggestions for new foundation, concealer, and powder. I ended up using a foundation I already had, but I needed new concealer and powder. Some of these products I have already tried out, but not all. A video will be coming next week of me trying all of these on!


Maybelline Fit Me! Powder in 05 Fair

EcoTools Perfecting Cushion Blender


No Filter Concealer in Fair Neutral 10

Matte lipstick in Mama

Kathleen Lights Aquarius Lip Gloss 

Times Infinity Set Super Shock Shadow

Let me know if you already own any of these products and what you think of them!

January BoxyCharm

This month was my FAVORITE box I’ve gotten so far! You know, out of the two I’ve gotten!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.


My Box This Month:

Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer: This is such an expensive product normally, so I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve never bought anything from this brand before, but I’ve heard lots of people rave about it! So far, I love everything about this, except for the somewhat strong scent. However, I love the way my skin looks so I’m willing to look past that. Find it here.

Pur Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette: I have used this every day since I got this palette. And not just one of the shades – all of the shades! The bronzer is definitely shimmery, which I would prefer more in the summer, but oh well. I LOVE the blush and highlighting shades. Find it here.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil in Universal Taupe: I haven’t used a brow pencil in quite a while as I prefer brow pomade. However, I love the shape of this pencil. It’s basically long and flat and it’s easy to carve out your brows. Plus, the shade is perfect, at least for me! Find it here.

Crown Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette: Out of all the products in the box this month, this was the one I was least impressed by. It’s not a bad palette by any means, but there is only one matte shade, making it impossible to do a whole eye look with just this palette. I do like the different shimmery shades it has, though! Find it here.

Girlactik Liquid Lipstick in Posh: This was another product that I’ve heard people rave about but never had myself. Well, they were right! This is a beautiful darker nude shade that is so comfortable on the lips you don’t even know it’s there. I’m so glad I got this! Find it here. 

You can get boxycharm here!

For more details checkout the video I posted reviewing this month’s box!

Help Wanted – Foundation, Concealer, and Powder Needed

Since filming my “Best of 2017” video, I’ve realized that I am running out of foundation, concealer, and powder. The three things I use every day and I need more immediately! Of course I could watch favorites and recommendations videos or just buy something and hope for the best, but I wanted to know what the people reading my blog would recommend!

I’m not picky about the brand of the items, but I would prefer if they were drugstore. They don’t have to all three be from the same brand or even the same store! I’m just looking for your favorite, high-quality foundation, concealer, and powder.

So what would you recommend? What are your favorites?

Best of Beauty 2017

You know all those products that you loved so much this year? You know the ones that are dirty and you’ve hit pan on them, but you still can’t stop using them? Well, I’ve made a list of my favorite products from this past year!

I tried to select one product from each category (tried…) and I went in the order that I put them on my face.

Without further ado here are my most loved products of 2017:

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer http://bit.ly/2bFrg3m

Bare Minerals BarePro Liquid Foundation http://seph.me/2eqgxuZ

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer http://bit.ly/2xdnPgS

RCMA No Color Powder http://bit.ly/2lullmI

Benefit Hoola Bronzer http://bit.ly/2acyk7h

ELF Dark Blush Palette http://bit.ly/2eVjrsl

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champage Pop http://seph.me/2whAL1V

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe http://bit.ly/29B17nq

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara http://bit.ly/29QBey1

ELF Liquid Eyeshadows http://bit.ly/2zA2efC

Stila Magnificent Metals in Diamond Dust http://seph.me/2xNuzPB

Colour Pop Supernova Shadow http://bit.ly/2yuNuPc

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette http://bit.ly/2y10YpB

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks http://bit.ly/2lrj4sI

I’ve made a video detailing what these products are and why I love them so much. Make sure you check it out at the end of this post!

I’m definitely looking forward to 2018 already – there are some products I need replacements of and I’m excited to start looking around for new products. Let me know what your favorites were!

New Year’s Tutorial

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! I love doing dramatic makeup looks, but I haven’t done one in a while. New Year’s is the perfect occasion to get out all the glitter you own and go crazy!

Just kidding…this look isn’t that crazy, but I did have fun creating it! The video tutorial is at the end of this post!

Products Mentioned:

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair
KathleenLights x Morphe Palette
Mary Kay at Play Baked Trio in Tuxedo
Colour Pop Eyeliner in Swerve
NYC Liquid Liner
NYX Angel Veil Primer
Bare Minerals BarePro Foundation in 04 Aspen
RCMA No Color Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Real Her Blush palette
KathleenLights x Makeup Geek Highlighter Palette
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Revolution LipLiner in Reign
Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Loyalist
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray