Thursday, October 2, 2014

Perfect Palette Tag

I absolutely love palettes! So I decided to do the Perfect Palette Tag. I did this video with LivClassy ( Below is a list of the palettes mentioned in the video and where you can get them.

1. Best Packaging:
    My Choice - Sephora Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette
    Liv's Choice - Inglot Palettes

2. Best Color Payoff:
    My Choice - Wet n Wild Color Icon Palettes

    Liv's Choice - Sugar Pill Palettes

3. Most Versatile
    My Choice - Smashbox Full Exposure

    Liv's Choice - Lorac  Pro Palette

4. Best For Traveling (forgot to film)
    My Choice - Urban Decay Naked Palette

5. Biggest Regret
    My Choice - Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette

   Liv's Choice - BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette

6.  Best Color Names
     My Choice - theBalm Nude'tude Eyeshadow Palette

    Liv's Choice - Urban Decay & Sigma Paris Palette

7. Least Used
    My Choice - Lorac Femme Fatale Palette & theBalm Meet Matt(e) Palette

   Liv's Choice - BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette

8. Most Used
    My Choice - Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette

    Liv's Choice - Inglot Palette (Created By Her)

9. Most Loved
      My Choice - Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

    Liv's Choice - Sugar Pill Palette

10. Deserted Island?
      My Choice - Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense
      Liv Choice - Jameson

Hope you enjoyed the video!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up #5 (Skincare)

From my last post you can see I've used up a lot of makeup. Well in this post you are going to see all the skincare, hair care, and other products I've used up as well. Just like in my makeup empties post I will list all the products and then the video I posted on my YouTube channel will follow.

1. PHYTO Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Shampoo (full size $19)
2. PHYTO Phytobaume Hydration Express Conditioner (full size $19)
3. PHYTO Subtil Elixir Intense Nutrition Shine Oil (full size $38)
4. ORIGINS Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Cleanser (full size $28.50)
5. FIRST AID BEAUTY Face Cleanser (full size $20)
6. FRESH Black Tea Age-Delay Face Serum (full size $85)
7. CLARINS UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection (full size $41)
8. SUNDAY RILEY Start Over Active Eye Cream (full size $85)
9. REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm (full size $48)
10. BOSCIA Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel (full size $28)
11. OMOROVICZA Thermal Cleansing Balm (full size $105)
12. Tom's Natural Odor Protection
13. Baby Shampoo
14. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo (full size $20)
15. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner (full size $22)
16. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Creme de Coco Masque (full size $28)
17. CAUDALIE Vinexpert Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Serum (full size $75)
19. CLARINS Gentle Foaming Cleanser (full size $23)
20. WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask (8 pots $42)
21. BOSCIA Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 (full size $36)
22. KATE SOMERVILLE Daily Deflector™ Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen (full size $48)
23. ORIGINS GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream (full size $30)
24. CLARINS One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser (full size $35)
25. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
26. OLE HENRIKSEN The Clean Truth™ Cleansing Cloths: Brightening (full size $15) -
27. OLE HENRIKSEN Grease Relief™ Cleansing Cloths: Oil-Free Pore Refining (full size $15) -
28. OLE HENRIKSEN Nurture Me™ Cleansing Cloths: Makeup Removing (full size $15) -
29. ALGENIST Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 (full size $28)

That is all the skincare and hair care products I used up. I hope you guys enjoyed the video. Please let me know if you want an in depth review for any of the products mentioned.

Thank you!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up #5 (Makeup)

I've used up A LOT of products! Because of this I have split up my empties in two parts. This one here is going to be all of the makeup products and the next post/video will be the skincare/hair care products. I am going to list all of the products here. After the list of products will be the video I posted on my YouTube channel.

1. e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush $3.00
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $18.00
3. Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Liner (Full Size is $16.00)
4. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner $24.00
5. Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara $24.00
6. Urban Decay Primer Potion (old packaging) $20.00
7. Benefit Erase Paste #2 Medium $26.00
8. Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer (Full Size $29.00)
9. Dior HydraLife BB Cream in 01 Luminous Beige & 02 Golden Peach (Full Size $56.00)
10. Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation in Elegant Beige 4 (Full Size $49.00)
11. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in Beige 50 (Full Size $57.00)

That is all the makeup products I used up. I hope you guys enjoyed the video. Please let me know if you want an in depth review for any of the products mentioned.

Thank you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Hi Everyone!

Who doesn't want their under eye concealer to last longer and keep the skin under their under eye hydrated? Smashbox came out with another product to add to their primer line. Only this one is specifically made for the under eye area. The company was nice enough to give me one to try as gratis. 

Let's get the facts out of the way and then I will tell you guys my opinion at the end.

First of all you can find the product at and a lot more information about the product.

The product is 0.33 oz for $29.00.

Since the skin under the eye is very delicate. Smashbox decided to come up with a primer to help the longivaty and keep the under eye hydrated. A lot of people face the problem of their under eye concealer creasing because the skin under their eye is dryer then the rest of their face.

This product is formulated to prime the under eye while reducing the look of fine lines, puffiness, wrinkles, age spots, and dark circles. This product can be used makeup or worn alone. Since it is a light pink tint is provides instant brightness. It is infused with anti-aging ingredients (caffeine, peptides, and optical diffusers). 

It has a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars on which is not bad at all. Some of the words people used to describe the product is creamy, crease resistant, color correcting, brightening, and more. From the first 10 review on the products page, 4 of them were negative.

Now, time for my opinion on this product. I decided I was going to use it because Smashbox was so nice as to give the product to us (employees). At first, I just thought I was adding another step to my beauty routine and once the product ran up I would go back to just using primer all over my face and concealer as normal. BUT, when this product ran up is when I noticed how well it actually worked.

First, I would like to say that a little bit goes a long way! It is super easy to blend and instantly gives your eye a little pick me up. 

When I ran out of the product I started using my concealer on it's own as I was and noticed major creasing under the eye. I also noticed that my concealer would not last all day or at least my 8 hour shifts at work. I do not like touching up my makeup throughout the day. What I put on in the beginning of the day has to last all day until I wash my face (expect for my lip products). 

With all that being said I guess you can say I am a huge fan of this product! It does everything it says it's supposed to do. I am very happy that Smashbox introduced me to this product because if not I probably would have never tried it.

If you guys have any questions regarding the product that I might not have covered please leave me a comment down below. Also, let me know if there are any specific products you would like me to review as well. 

Hope you guys are having a lovely week and are ready for the weekend!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sephora Gratis Haul #4

Finally! A beauty related post. This post is to support the video I posted on my YouTube channel. Listed below are some of the new products I got from Sephora.

This gratis is from February and I am going to list is below with links to each product, in case you are interested.

  1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Medium Brown
  2. Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in Meet Me Latte
  3. Bliss That's Incredi-'Peel"!
  4. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
  5. Benefit The POREfessional
  6. Anthony Logistics for Men After Shave Balm (deluxe sample)
  7. GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask
  8. Buxom Eyeshadow in Tango
  9. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White (deluxe sample)
  10. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black (deluxe sample)
  11. Benefit Watt's Up! (deluxe sample)
  12. Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin (deluxe sample)
  13. Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm
  14. Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Walk of Shame
  15. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Olive
  16. Dior Glow Maximizer Primer (deluxe sample)
  17. Dior Diorskin Pore Minimizer (deluxe sample)
  18.  Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish Control (deluxe sample)
  19. Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream (deluxe sample)
  20. Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
  21. Dior Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black
  22. Benefit They're Real Mascara (deluxe sample)
Please let me know if you would like to see a review on any of the products I mentioned above. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and I'll talk to you all very soon!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Favorite YouTubers

So...remember how my New Years Resolution was to film more? I was doing really well and then my flame died out. I decided I want to start using my blog a lot more and doing blog post for the corresponding video.

Today's blog post as you can see from the title is going to be all about my favorite YouTubers. Now, this list is not my favorite YouTubers of all time. It is more likely people I have really enjoyed watching lately. I have broken it up into categories and each category has five YouTubers. I will let you know a little bit about why I enjoy watching the YouTuber and provide you with a link to their channel in case you want to check them out your self.

Let's start off with the first category that must of my subscribers care about...Beauty aka Beauty Gurus.

  1. Lisasz09 - Now this lovely lady is one of the review queen that I am very loyal to. I know that when she loves a product it is only cause it is the best. I absoutely love all her review videos and favorites. I have had the opporunity to speak to her outside of YouTube and she is truly a lovely person.
  2. JeanFrancoisD - Okay, can we talk about super talented make-up artists for a second. Because this gentlemen right here takes it in my book. His technique and application is truly amazing! I always feel like I learn something from his videos. I love that he is not afraid to think outside the box.
  3. Melmphs - I love having myself a good laugh and this energetic beauty always does the trick for me. Between her amazing southern accent and her random moments on camera she some of the most real videos in the beauty community. I love that she doesn't over edit and just goes with the flow. Her favorite videos are one of my favorites.
  4. UnlimitedElizabeth - If you watch my daily vlog ( this beautiful lady will be no surprise. She is my YouTube bestie and I can truly say she is a beautiful person inside and out. She has two channels but right now I want to talk about her beauty channel. If you are into special effects makeup you are going to love her. She is truly talented. I wish I had that creativity. She doesn't just believe in special effects for Halloween she is doing them all year round!
  5. Glamlifeguru - Tati is another YouTuber that I really do trust as far as product reviews go. You can tell she is being genuine and will tell you the good and bad of products. She always has the best tips and tricks which is why I really enjoy those short videos she makes. She is also truly beautiful.
Like I mentioned when speaking about Melissa (Melmphs), I love to laugh! So the next category is going to be comedy.
  1. Kingsley - Now lets talk about making me laugh in every single video! I literally will laugh out loud when I watch every video. His rants and explanation of moments in his life are priceless and amazing.
  2. Michael Buckley - I like to think of myself as pretty up to date with all things pop culture but I can always count on this guy to cover a story I haven't heard about but wish I had. His jokes and delivery are hilarious. He is another YouTuber that doesn't seem like he tries too hard. Although he kind of "plays" a character during his WhatTheBuckShow, it still comes off as natural and I appreciate that as a viewer.
  3. It'sGrace - Missing DailyGrace well Grace Helbig has a new channel called It'sGrace. I love that every day you can expect something different and it is never repetitive. Her humor is very sarcastic which I appreciate and she is really pretty.
  4. Soundlyawake - First of all he is from New Jersey so I am kind of biased. I have been subscribed to Nick for almost 5 years now I believe. His channel has grown and so has his list of characters which is my favorite part of his channel. My favorite character is Keisha.
  5. Shane Dawson - Now, I subscribed to his daily vlog channel which I enjoy a lot more then his main channel. But I have listed him under comedy because he makes me laugh in almost every video. I love when he does collabs with other YouTubers.
Reality TV used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Better ever since I started following daily vloggers, I am no longer interested in scripted "reality" TV. I started daily vlogging last summer and some of my favorite YouTubers have a daily vlog channel.
  1. SacconeJolys - I was subscribed to Anna Saccone (TheStyleDiet) and she announced she was going to have a daily vlog channel. I've been subscribed to her and Jonathan since the beginning. It is amazing to see them now 6 dogs and 2 children later. I might not know them IRL but experiencing their life with them everyday in awesome.
  2. SupDaily06 - This daily vlogger isn't the take the camera on the go type. He daily vlogs usually from his living room. I don't think I would really care where he vlogged because he is pretty nice to look at. I enjoy his videos because they are short. I'm also a big fan on his views of life.
  3. TheVitales - I am pretty sure you have all heard of Laura Vitale, did you know she daily vlogged too. I am not the best cook although I am subscribed to her main channel (cooking channel), she also has a beauty channel VitaleStyle. My favorite of the three is her vlog channel. Her and her husband Joe are so down to earth! They are also from New Jersey, which makes sense! ;)
  4. UnlimitedMommy - This lovely lady gets a double feature in this post. Maybe it's because she is a good friend but it's more like cause she is freaking awesome! I mentioned Elizabeth in my favorite Beauty Gurus. But she is also one of my favorite daily vloggers. Her son Buddy is the cutest little boy! And I just love following them around (creeper, I know!).
  5. ItsJudysLife - I''ve been susbcribed to Judy for a long time now. I was first subcribed to her beauty channel (ItsJudyTime) and then she started vlogging with her boyfriend (now husband Benji). Just like Anna from the SacconeJolys. It is so awesome to see these people's lives develop. Judy and Benji now have Julianna and the twins. I also had the pleasure of meeting Judy and Benji when they had a meet up in Miami a few years ago.
I have always had a fascination with other countries including the ones on the other side of the pond. British YouTubers have become some of my favorites. Maybe it is their witty humor or their sexy accents but all the ones mentioned below are awesome in their own right.

  1. Ben Brown - The main reason why I love watching this lovely man's vlogs is because it is like watching art. He's vlogs are beautiful and so nice to watch. He is also not too bad himself ;) I loved his vlogs when he was in Africa and his most recent adventure to Costa Rica.
  2. Jim Chapman - I love that he has a variety of videos from vlogs to his favorite products. He is also very funny! I found out about Jim from Tanya Burr, his fiance she is also a beauty Guru which we will talk about later. It also helps that Jim is also very nice to look and he is very tall. ;)
  3.  FunForLuis - Another amazing daily vlogger that just lives every day like it's his last. I love all the amazing adventures he takes us on. Plus all the new experiences I get to see him take part in. The dreads are a plus too ;)
  4. ThatcherJoe - Seriously so cute and funny! I love his impression videos where he does impressions of different characters, etc. I've also been loving his prank call videos as well.
  5. Tanya Burr - The only beauty guru mentioned in the British category. I love her very wearable looks, tutorials, and outfit of the days. I also am subscribed to her vlog channel.
Music is one of my favorite ways to disconnect from the world. So of course I had to mention some of my favorite musicians on YouTube.
  1. Peter Hollans - I heard about Peter through Nick (Soundlyawake). Nick mentioned Peter's Disney medley and I instantly fell in love. He has such a soft voice that I would love to hear every night before bed.
  2. Max Schneider - This boy is a such a cutie and I love his raspy voice. He also has a fascination with monkeys.
  3. Savannah Outen - Has a very different voice. Also kind of raspy. I love her style and have purchased several covers she has done.
  4. Josh Golden - Such a sweet voice and very nice to look at.
  5. Sam Tsui - Sam has got to be my all time favorite voice on YouTube. I have been subscribed for years. He is one of the first musicians I subscribed to and I have never regretted it. I love his style of singing and all the songs he choices to cover.
Please let me know who your favorite YouTubers are. I love watching new people/content. There are several categories I didn't get to cover. Let me know if you would like me to do another blog post on some other people I enjoy watching. 

Hope you guys are having a lovely week.