On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

ARI by Ariana Grande Perfume

Happy hump day! Today is definitely the perfect day for pink because there’s been snow storms all over and there’s nothing like a splash of pink to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My pink inspiration this week comes from Ariana Grande with her signature fragrance, ARI by Ariana Grande. Not only is ARI pretty in pink but it smells sooo good too!
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Clearance Chronicles with the Ulta Beauty Collection

Ulta 255 Fuchsia Fun Weightless Lipstick, 206 Coral Glow Lipstick, 260 Blush Lately Weightless Lipstick, Berry Contour Lip Liner

I think we can all agree that working at Ulta is incredibly tempting, right? Hell, just walking in there as a regular customer can be a doozy because there’s way too much stuff to love. There’s makeup, skincare, hair products, nail polish and a ton of other goodies that are just too tempting to leave in the store. I think what kills me the most is the mix of drugstore and high end brands because it’s easy to splurge either way–at the same damn time.

After a long week of hard work, I almost always feel like I should reward myself with a little treat (or two) for pulling through. I think everyone needs to reward themselves after a long week of work. And what better way to reward yourself than with clearance lipsticks? You can’t beat cheap and cute!

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NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks Now Available at Ulta!

NYX Honeymoon, Embellishment, Beauty Mark, Teddy Lingerie Liquid Lipstick

Makeup can seriously give a girl trust issues! For weeks, people have been uploading their NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick hauls on Instagram from CVS. “Just check the store locator,” they said. So I did. Damn near every CVS in my area claimed to have the new NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks so I went out in search of them. Each time I came up empty handed. In a single day, I hit maybe 5 CVS stores just to learn that store locators may possibly be the spawn of satan. To this day, I still haven’t spotted the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks at CVS but I learned that I can always count on trusty Ulta to deliver the goods. Thank you Ulta!

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Estee Lauder 130 Bittersweet Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Review

Estee Lauder 130 Bittersweet Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion

Usually when I think of liquid lipsticks, I think of a slightly (or severely) drying formula that’s intense and lasts all day long. That’s not always the case though. Some liquid lipsticks are much easier on the lips sporting a softer formula that’s nothing like the average liquid-to-matte lipsticks we’ve gotten so used to seeing these days. Similar to L’Oreal and Maybelline, Estee Lauder has taken a more comfortable approach to liquid lipsticks with the new Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potions. And I’m kinda digging it.
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ColourPop More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

ColourPop More Better Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

There’s a ton of things to love about ColourPop but the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are what I love the most. Every other week, I’m popping a shade (or two) in my makeup bag because the formula is super long wearing and the colors are just way too bomb. From nudes to vampy purple, there’s a ton of shades to fall in love with and carry around in your makeup bag until the end of time. Lately, I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to do really do my makeup so I’ve been sticking to nude lips to keep things simple. However, we all know I can’t stick to a nude look for too long so I had to whip out of my new, bolder additions to my ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection: More Better.
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3 Yes to Coconut Products Dry Skin Needs

Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Skincare

As an avid beauty junkie, it’s hard admitting that I can be a bit of a snob sometimes but in some cases I just can’t help it. I appreciate the beauty in all makeup–from drugstore to high end. However, I’m a little more picky when it comes to skincare products. Because most times the higher price tag is well justified in the results. High end brands like Peter Thomas Roth and Murad easily captured my heart with their effective (and very expensive) skincare products that work miracles on my skin. But every now and then I come across some rather amazing skincare gems in the drugstore aisles that seriously impress me. Like my holy grail toner, Pixi Glow Tonic, and the new Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Calming Skincare line.

Besides the Cooling Lip Oil, I’ve always picked over the Yes To line because I just wasn’t that convinced that it was all that great. Especially for the slightly higher prices than other budget beauty skincare lines. All that changed though when the Yes To Coconut line was expanded to include a range of hydrating skincare products that piqued my interest and excited my dry skin. To hell with being a skincare snob. I love coconut oil way too much!

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NYX Ombre Blush Now Available at Ulta!

NYX Code Breaker, Nude to Me Ombre Blush

Did I mention that NYX has been dominating this spring? Because they certainly are! In case you haven’t been keeping up, NYX has been making huge moves opening standalone boutiques as well as massively expanding their line to go from mass makeup to professional artistry. Which explains some of the big price hikes we’ve been experiencing lately as well as all of the department store dupes and rival products that we get to enjoy this spring. I’m not the biggest fan of the new products but I’m having a little bit of a hard time knocking NYX because the quality is definitely there and they’re quite innovative for a drugstore brand. I can dig it!

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Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask Review

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask

At the ripe age of 26, I wouldn’t exactly say that anti-aging benefits is on the top of my skincare priority list but it isn’t too far off. On the surface, it seems a little silly because I have rather clear skin and a healthy complexion that leaves people perplexed when I tell them about the anti-aging products I love to use. I get it. I don’t exactly look like I could use any anti-aging benefits but my skin would beg to differ. On the regular, I hear lots of ladies complaining about oily skin but little do they know that yesteryear’s oil slick is actually a helping hand when it comes to aging. All that excess oil produced by oily skin leaves skin more plump and smooth over time resulting in a more youthful appearance free of severe fine lines and wrinkles. Now dry skin? That’s another story!

Dry skin seems like less of a headache because there’s no worry about your favorite makeup sliding off halfway throughout the day. Or the need to carry around blotting papers. But dry skin isn’t completely struggle free. In fact, dry skin can actually speed up the aging process making skin look dull, flat and littered with fine lines and wrinkles. Which is extremely annoying. Especially when it comes to makeup and skincare.

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It Cosmetics Love is the Foundation Brush Review

It Cosmetics Love is the Foundation Brush

We’re well past Valentine’s Day but I’ve been feeling the love for quite some time thanks to It Cosmetics limited edition Love is the Foundation Brush. It released back in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month but my store received a random shipment of them recently and I couldn’t be happier to pick it up. Not only is the It Cosmetics Love is the Foundation Brush insanely beautiful but it’s so plush and soft that I just had to add it to my collection. I needed it!
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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection for Summer 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection for Summer 2016

Ready to jump head first into summer? Well you certainly aren’t alone because Tarte is dipping their toes in the water a little early too with their new upcoming Rainforest of the Sea Collection for summer. Cue the warm weather and sunshine because Tarte is preparing us for summer from head to toe with new makeup and skincare to boot. There’s a new eyeshadow palette, of course, ’cause no collection is complete without shadow, right? There’s also a new foundation and concealer formula as well as new skincare goodies to keep you hydrated and dewy all summer. I can’t wait to check it out!

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