Category: Review

Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist Review

Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist

Having thick hair is both a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to have lots of volume and body but it’s a lot of maintenance. My thick hair usually requires regular protein treatments and a lot of moisture to keep it healthy, shiny and frizz free. Keeping my hair moisturized has always been a struggle for me because my hair is so thick and dry that it soaks up everything like a sponge and begs for more. It seemed that I can never quite keep my thirsty hair hydrated long enough until I came across the Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist on clearance at Ulta. This stuff has changed my life!

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ColourPop x Karrueche Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Review

ColourPop x Karrueche Collection

If you haven’t ordered any pieces from Karrueche’s ColourPop collection yet you are surely missing out because Ms. Karrueche showed up and showed up with her KaePop Collection. It’s actually really nice! There’s eyeshadows, bronzer and, of course, liquid lipsticks to help you channel your inner model Karrueche style. A while back, I ordered the Glo Up Super Shock Cheek Highlighter and all of her Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and couldn’t be more impressed with the shades and quality of her collection. I have to give it to Karrueche and ColourPop. This collection is hot!

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My Secret Weapons for Brighter, More Even Skin

Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Fighting those dreadful signs of aging is definitely high up on the skincare priority list but achieving a brighter, more even complexion is certainly right behind it! The only thing more annoying than dealing with fine lines, dullness and wrinkles is an uneven complexion marked with dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation (or dark spots) are common under the eyes, around the mouth and forehead for many people–myself included. For years, I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that dark spots were just a way of life because I had no idea that there was a way to diminish them. Boy was I wrong!

Through the years, I’ve been learning a ton more about skincare and I was shocked to learn how a simple tweak in your routine could transform the appearance and texture of skin. Even when it comes to dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation isn’t a skincare struggle we’re faced to deal with. It’s actually easy to treat and correct with the right products and lots of persistence. Less than a year ago, I introduced 3 new products to my skincare routine just to see what they were all about. After a few weeks of consistently using them I started realize a difference in the appearance of my skin. Not only was my complexion visibly brighter and more radiant but my dark spots were also beginning to fade leaving my skin looking more even and healthy. It would be totally selfish of me not to share my skincare secrets with you so I’m going to walk you through exactly how I achieved a brighter, more even complexion using my 3 secret weapons.

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NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Review

NYX Honeymoon Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick

Lingerie looks sexy on the body and now NYX has found a way to make lingerie look sexy on the lips too. The new Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks are a seductive line of nude lipsticks in deep, sultry shades that aren’t your ordinary nude lipsticks. They’re a range of funky, sexy nudes that look great on light and dark complexions with a sexy edge that makes them irresistible to even the most natural nude lip lover. That’s why the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks have been consistently flying off the shelves at Ulta months after their release.

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Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara Review

Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara

Milani is my go to brand for a good affordable lipstick, gloss or liner but for some reason I’ve never really thought to try their mascaras. I was actually quite surprised when I visited their booth at Ipsy’s Generation Beauty LA and received the new Lash Trifecta Mascara instead of one of their dazzling lippies that we all know and love. I’m always up for trying new products from brands I love so I was curious to see if the Lash Trifecta Mascara would live up to Milani’s usual high quality standards. I’m pleased to report that it does!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

There’s been a lot of big, new things happening at in the Prestige department at Ulta. One of the most exciting, hands down, was the recent expansion of Anastasia Beverly Hills to include her entire professional line of cosmetics online and in stores. Cue the hallelujah chorus! Anastasia Beverly Hills has made a name for herself in the makeup industry as a celebrity brow expert but she recently expanded her empire to include contour kits, concealer, lipsticks and more. All of which were a Macy’s exclusive for the past year. I love Macy’s (especially the shoe department) as much as the next girl but I was not pleased with the bulk of Anastasia Beverly Hills products being exclusive there because there’s only one Macy’s with an Impulse cosmetics section near me and it’s almost an hour away. I’m all for making a trip for good makeup but there was no way I was willing to make a road trip just to swatch and check out the rest of her products. Sorry, Anastasia. We’re not that cool.

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Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush Review

Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush

If there was one thing I learned from my quick stint with Bobbi Brown it’s that she makes some amazing quality makeup. There’s a reason why Bobbi Brown is a household name all over the globe. That woman really knows her stuff! From her massive foundation range to her stunning Shimmer Bricks, Bobbi Brown has managed to create a quite impressive makeup line with a huge following that’s greatly deserved. I didn’t know too much about Bobbi Brown products before I worked there but I quickly discovered why everyone was so crazy about them. Especially her makeup brushes.

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ColourPop x Karrueche Glo Up Super Shock Cheek Review

ColourPop x Karrueche Glo Up Super Shock Cheek

When ColourPop announced that they were collaborating with model Karrueche Tran for a limited edition collection I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. She’s mostly famous for being Chris Brown’s girlfriend. Not for her style or makeup choices. So it just seemed off and gimmicky that she would be coming out with her own makeup collection. Then the collection dropped and I started seeing pictures and swatches everywhere and my mind was blown. Her ColourPop collection turned out to be bomb! There’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Lippie Pencils, shadows and more that were all so beautiful that I couldn’t help but to order a few things. Including the gorgeous Glo Up Super Shock Cheek highlighter.

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LORAC Alter Ego Lipgloss Haul & Swatches

Lorac Vixen, Free Spirit, Secret Agent, CEO, Duchess Alter Ego Lip Gloss

We all know that I’m more of a lipstick girl but when Ulta slashed the price of the LORAC Alter Ego Glosses in half from $16 to $8 I was all over it. How could a girl resist $8 Prestige lip gloss?! LORAC makes some really great quality products that I think are often overlooked because they don’t have the insane cult following like Anastasia Beverly Hills or Tarte. Which is madness because the Pro Palettes alone deserves all the praise in the world. They’re seriously that good!

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Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Review

Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

A good eyeliner can be hard to find but Urban Decay is one of the few brands I’ve tried that has made life a little easier for makeup lovers. The 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils have been creeping into my collection for years now with limited edition sets and my recent acquisition of the beautiful Stash. However, it took the new 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils to really make me realize just how well Urban Decay has perfected their eyeliner formula. My eyes are intensely watery all year round. Especially in the morning as I’m applying my makeup. Which makes getting ready a hassle sometimes because everything is sliding off after the slight water works. My eye cream, falsies and, of course, my eyeliner too.

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