Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beauty: Top 5 Products Under $8

Hi everyone! I know that some of us are on a budget, so I thought I'd list my five favorite products under $8. I hope you enjoy!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation - this has a great medium coverage that is so blend-able and beginner-friendly.

Maybelline FIT Me Concealer - I love that this product is also easy to blend. I found a sponge would blend it best. A brush might make it a bit streaky and hard to work with.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner - I have the brown, black, and purple. I use the brown and black on my waterline and it stays on all day! I use the purple under the lash line to enhance my dark brown eyes.

Maybelline Falsies Mascara - if you want volume that looks like fake lashes, this is definitely the way to go. This is most people's holy grail, so you might as well jump on the bandwagon.

Rimmel by Kate Lipsticks - I have #08, #17, and #104 so far. They are great for their price. They have a lot of neutral, peach/pink shades, and some reds. There's at least one lipstick that would work for everyone!

Let me know in the comments what your top 5 products under $8 are!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beauty: June Favorites 2015

It's that time again when the month flew by and I tell you about my favorite products! I mostly had face products here, but I hope you'll enjoy it anyway!

Hydraluron Serum and Moisture Jelly - click here to read my review and why I love them so much.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation - click here to read my review and why I use this more than my Laura Mercier foundation!

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief - I love how moisturizing this is and I use it as my overnight treatment. I thought it worked well and I love the subtle smell. I thought it was a great investment.

Acure Facial Toner - the smell of this took a bit of getting used to, but I love the spray idea. It was quite convenient and my face felt amazing when I used it.

Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover - I was looking for an eye makeup remover that would remove mascara and so far, this was good. It wasn't 100% amazing, but it was good enough for the time being. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for a great eye makeup remover!

Makeup sponges from Target - I have the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, but I don't like cleaning it so I thought I'd just buy the makeup sponges wedges and wet it before using it. It's essentially the same idea and I've been using it more than I've used my foundation brushes!

Bath and Body Works Pomegranate Peony Hand Soap - this smelled amazing and this was one of the luxury I allow myself. I only just found out, however, that this and all the other BBW hand soaps have SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate)... Not good, but I have 11 more of these... I guess I'll keep using them. My hands didn't feel irritated so I suppose there's no harm in using them.

Let me know in the comments if you've used any of these products or if you'd like to try them!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Life: I Went to See Ed Sheeran!!!

What an epic night! I would remember it forever! 

Ed Sheeran's concert was my first ever concert. It was my birthday gift to myself and I couldn't be happier! The experience was so amazing even though me and my friend sat quite far from the stage, on the side, no less.

Even though I couldn't really see Ed Sheeran's face apart from the big screens, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at his concert. Rixton opened for him. At first, I was at a complete loss at who they were, but I recognized some of their songs. My favorite was Hotel Ceiling which was actually co-written with Ed Sheeran, himself! I told my friend that it was no wonder I loved the song!

When Ed came out and started playing his first song, everyone just screamed and stood up. Everyone was on their feet for the remainder of the concert. His voice was never tiring and he was never out of breath. He was simply the best first concert ever! 

I also loved that he was having so much fun that he didn't want to leave. Literally... He left after his "technically" last song, but then came back for a couple more songs just because he didn't want to leave... or it was planned as I'm sure it was... Either way, the crowd went wild and the last two songs were actually more epic than the rest of the show, if that was even possible.

I was just overjoyed that I was able to experience this in my life and it was the first step to trying new and exciting things. I can't wait to see what the next adventure is!

The vlog is a bit delayed but keep checking my YouTube channel to see snippets of the show :)