Today I have one of my favorite posts to do, a makeup looks post! This one is going to focus on the look I did recently for St. Patrick’s Day. I always like to do fun and festive looks and for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day I feel like there’s so many possibilities, which I love, and I really like the way this look turned out.
For the rest of my face I first bronzed using the Nars bronzer in Laguna, then I applied my Too Faced blush in Makeup & Be Merry and Too Faced highlighter in Angel Kisses.
The first thing I did for my eyes was prime and for that I used the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. So for this look I wanted to use multiple greens, so in total I used four different eyeshadow palettes. The first one I went into is the Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol 2 from the ABH/Norvina Collection and from that I used the green that’s in the middle of the top row, A2, and that is a matte lime green. I took that and put it in the crease. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and I used Theme Park which is a really pretty matte emerald-ish green and I put that in the crease as well and brought it down a little bit to the outer corner of the eye. For the outer corner specifically I wanted a dark shadow that was still green, so I went into one of the e.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes, Hot Jalapeno, and used the dark green. It’s like a gray green and I packed that on the outer corner and brought it in just a little bit. For the rest of my eye I knew I wanted a sparkly gold, but I didn’t just want any gold, so I looked through different palettes and ended up going with the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Palette and the shade Kiss & Caramel. This is a really pretty medium gold and it’s super buildable. I then took Theme Park and the gray green from Hot Jalapeno and blended those under my eye and brought them about halfway, then used Kiss & Caramel for the other half and in the inner corner of my eye. I used the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper to line my eyes and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I wanted a neutral/brown lip to offset all the color on my eyes, so I first lined my lips using the Beauty Vaulte Lip Liner in Kozy Kira then used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Venus and I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray.
That about wraps it up for this post, if you did a fun makeup look for St. Patrick’s Day I’d love to see what you did.
Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many green eyeshadows :).
Happy Friday! As it’s the end of the month, I thought that it would be the perfect time do my February favorites. I have a good and fun mix this month, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my February BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Nostalgia palette. This is a 15 pan palette, you get a mix of mattes and metallics and the color range is great. I’m having a lot of fun with this palette, all of the shadows are nicely pigmented, you get a great color payoff and they blend really nicely. I definitely recommend this if you want a fun palette.
My next Boxy favorite is the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek. This is a double layer balm that can be used on the lips and the cheeks. The first layer is a nice light pink that builds really nicely and blends well and that is in the shade Rendezvous. The second layer is a shimmer free balm that gives a nice glow and hydration and that is in the shade Swipe. You also get a little mirror on the second layer, making this perfect to throw in your bag. I personally like this more for the lips than the cheeks, but from when I tested it on the cheeks it did look and feel nice.
My second to last beauty favorite and last Boxy favorite is the Saint Luxe Beauty Limited Edition Liner Duo. This is a set of two brown toned lip liners, the first Love Letter, is what I would call a lighter cinnamon brown and the second, Secret Admirer, is a darker more chocolate brown. These are really smooth and creamy when you apply them and they’re long wearing. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for brown liners.
And my last beauty favorite is my Valentine’s Day makeup look. I did a post all about this look, how I did it and the looks I did leading up to Valentine’s Day, which I’ll link below. I like this look a lot, it’s bright and fun and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Moving on I have a fashion favorite, and it’s my Valentine’s Day outfit. I usually like to wear something in some shade of pink, this year it was really cold and snowy, so I thought this was the perfect time to wear the cropped sweater I got for Christmas. I think it’s adorable and it paired well with the makeup look I did.
My next favorite is weather favorite and it’s the snow we got. I always want snow during the winter months and we don’t always get it, but we did for a couple days and it was really fun.
Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s this Honey Mustard Snack Mix from Costco. This has five different things in it, honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces, seasoned almond poppers, honey roasted sesame sticks, honey roasted almond splits and savory chickpeas. These are so, so good, the pretzel pieces are my favorite. I definitely recommend these if you’re looking for a good snack.
And my last favorite is a music favorite. This month I had a little playlist of love songs and such for Valentine’s Day and I really liked it. It had Take That, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Brothers, Little Mix and more. I think themed playlists are so fun, and if it’s not something you do already, I would recommend it.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your February favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great February :).
Today I have a fun post, that I really like doing. Last March I did a series of festive looks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, and I thought it would be fun to do the same with Valentine’s Day. I had a lot of fun doing these, so I think this is a trend I’ll be continuing.
For the second look I wanted to play with color and shimmer. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.
For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime, using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Primer. I then went into the ABH/Norvina Mini Vol 1 Palette and took the lighter of the purples, first shadow third row, and put that lightly in the crease. I then took the darker purple next to it and packed that into the inner corner and outer corner of my lid, leaving space in the middle. For a little bit of shimmer, I took the pinky/gold shadow, middle of the second row, and packed the on the middle of my lid. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes using the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I applied the Trestique Mini Lip Glaze in Paris Pink. And I set the whole look using the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray.
For the third look I wanted to play with the pink/red combination. The first thing I did for this look was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.
For my eyes I primed them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. I then went into the ABH/Norvina Mini Vol 3 Palette. I first used the medium red/pink, first shadow second row, and put that lightly in the crease. I then took the dark red shadow, first shadow third row, and packed that on the outer corner of the eye. Next to that I put the first shadow I used in the middle of the lid and on the inner corner I put the light, shimmery pink, first shadow first row. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off using the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips, the first thing I did was line them using the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner and on top of that used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. And I set the whole look using the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
For the fourth, and second to last look, I wanted to do something simple but cute. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Agless Foundation in 205, Ivory and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.
For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. I used the bronzer in Current, blush in Intentions and highlighter in All of the Lights.
For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and put Flower in the crease, then brought it lightly all over the eye. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Mascara. For my lips I first lined them using the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia, then filled them in using the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
For the last look, my Valentine’s Day look, I wanted something bright, fun and sparkly. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.
For the rest of my face, I first bronzed using the Nars Bronzer in Laguna. I then applied the Ofra Intentions blush and All of the Lights highlighter.
For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and took a little bit of the bright pink shadow, Picnic, and put that in the crease. I then took the Heat, the sparkly, bright shadow, and put that all over my lid. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and I topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I took the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy and lightly dabbed it all over my lips and on top of that put a little bit of the Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES Lipstick in 69, Werk It. And I set the whole look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray.
That about wraps it up for this post, I do like doing these types of posts, so look out for more in the future. If you did a themed look for Valentine’s Day, I’d love to know what you did.
Until next time, have fun creating looks and you can never have too many pink/red eyeshadows :).
The other day I received my February BoxyCharm box, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Boxy XOXO, and it’s absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day.
The first product we have is the Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask. This has cold pressed Yuzu Seed Oil and an encapsulated vitamin complex that hydrates while helping to target stress, pores, aging, dullness and texture. You put this on after you moisturize, leave on overnight and it works while you sleep. I really like things like this, so I’m interested to try this out.
You get four brushes, an eyeshadow brush, a blending brush, an angled brush and a smudge brush. They are a pink and white ombre, and they’re pretty soft.
These brushes are really fun because they have the heart shaped glitter in the handle that moves when you move the brush.
Moving on we have the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette. This says ‘Ace Beaute Nostalgia’ written in the middle in gold. Around that is a pattern of orange flowers and green leaves, and it has a gold flowered boarder around it.
You get a good size mirror with this palette and the mirror has the same gold flowered boarder around it.
This is a 15 pan palette and you get a really great color range and a mix of mattes and metallics.
I swatched these shadows in the rows they’re in in the palette. The first shadow we have is Beach, and this is a matte sandy color. Next to that is Popsicle, a matte light orange that has some yellow undertones. The there’s Stargazing, a light metallic orange that is quite pretty. Next to that is Theme Park, a matte emerald green and the last shadow in the row is Water Slide, a matte yellow.
The second row starts with Heat, a metallic pinky/red that is so, so pretty. I like it a lot. Next to that is Raspberry, a matte purpley berry shade. Then there’s Picnic, which is a bright matte pink. Next to that is Camping, a lighter matte red and the last shadow in the row is Fun, a metallic yellow/gold.
The last row starts with Flower, a matte light rosy pink. Then there’s Vacation, a matte bright orange. Next to that is Flip Flops, which is a bright matte magenta. Then there’s Carnival, a matte deep violet purple and the last shadow in the row is Hiking, a matte brown that has some red undertones. Based off of the swatches, it seems like these shadows are all very pigmented and are going to blend nicely.
As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. This month was busy, but I still managed to get a good group of favorites together.
Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my January BoxyCharm box and I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it yet. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise Palette. This has four bronzers in rectangular pans and they range from light to dark browns. They’re very buildable and blendable and if you’re looking for a face palette, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.
My last Boxy favorite is the Bali Balm Sweet Orange & Coconut Lip Balm. This smells so good. It has sweet orange and coconut essential oils, Vitamin C which evens skin tone and the coconut moisturizes and makes your lips really soft and supple. This is great for the winter months because the cold really can chap your lips, but this would be great year round.
My second to last beauty favorite is the KVD Go Big Or Go Home Volumizing Mascara in Trooper. This is a long wearing, smudge resistant mascara that really does live up to it’s name and gives pretty extreme volume. This has a pretty decent wand and it does coat all of your lashes. I like this mascara a lot more than I thought, and I definitely recommend it.
My last beauty favorite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Collection Vault. I love these palettes, they each have nine shadows and there’s so much versatility within them. I’m going to do a recent looks post about each palette, but I’m having a lot of fun with them and I 100% recommend them.
Moving on, I have a couple of fashion favorites. The first is my blue light glasses. I’ve been wanting a pair of blue light glasses for a while and now that I have them I’m so happy. Not only are they super cute, but I have definitely been able to tell a difference since I’ve been wearing them. These are from Zenni Optical and if you’re looking for a pair of blue light or glasses in general, I would check out Zenni because they have super reasonable prices.
My next fashion favorite is some new Indianapolis Motor Speedway gear. I wanted something new for the upcoming IndyCar season and I didn’t have anything to rep IMS, so I got a hoodie that is a light/medium blue and says ‘Indianapolis Motor Speedway’ in white and red glitter with the logo under it.
The second thing I got is a v neck t shirt that says ‘W. 16th St’ in white with the logo on the end and it’s shaped like a street sign.
My next favorite is my birthday. This year was definitely different than other birthdays I’ve had and even what I was wanting to do, but my family and friends made a great birthday weekend for me and it was a lot of fun.
My second to last favorite is my new gaming chair. I’ve wanted and needed a new chair for a while so I asked around and Tony Kanaan recommended Maingear, so I looked around their website and found one that I wanted. The chair that I went with is the Forma R in white. This is a pricier chair, but the quality you get is definitely worth it. It’s pretty much broken in now and is super comfortable. It comes with a pillow, which is incredibly soft, and I use it when I’m gaming at night and talking to friends.
My last favorite is a music favorite and it’s my 2020 Spotify Wrapped playlist. This was my December music favorite, but I’m still loving it because it has a great mix of music.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your January favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great January :).
This morning I got my January box from BoxyCharm and I thought that now would be the perfect time to go through it. The theme this month is perfect for January, as it’s Fresh Start.
The first product we have is the Dr. Brandt Do Not Age With Dr. Brandt Triple Peptide Eye Cream. This is a super hydrating peptide powered cream that is supposed to recharge tired looking eyes for a more rested look, reduce puffiness and fade dark circles, diminish the look of wrinkles and fine lines and help to restore and replenish moisture. I do like a good eye cream and Dr. Brandt is a great brand, so I’m interested to try this out.
Next we have the Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya. This is an oil and silicone free moisturizer that is supposed to give you lightweight and lasting hydration without feeling greasy. This has Moringa Water, Papaya and Willow Herb, which are to help clear pores of dirt and impurities and reduce shine. This is paraben free, formaldehyde free, synthetic fragrance free, phthlate free, mineral oil free and cruelty free. This is recommended for combination and oily skin. I really like the packaging on this with the shape and color of the pot.
Moving on we have the Ciate London Velvet Eyeshadow Palette. This is a relatively new palette and it has a mix of soft shimmers, hyper metallics and velvety smooth mattes. This formula is supposed to be very pigmented and have super soft application. I really like the packaging on this palette, it has a matte pinky/purple top with ‘Ciate London’ written in rose gold and the bottom of the palette is a shiny rose gold.
You get a good size mirror on this palette, which I always appreciate.
This is a 12 pan palette and the shadows have a wavy look in the pans. There is some irony here, I didn’t think that I would get this palette in my box so I ordered it from Ciate before I got the box. I already told a friend they could have this particular palette, so when I get the other one I’ll swatch it.
The second to last palette we have is the Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise Palette. This is my Choice item for the month. This palette is brown and the top has a matte flowered design with ‘Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise’ in a white square in the middle of the palette written in gold and there is a gold boarder.
For a face palette, this has a good size mirror and the mirror has a gold boarder around it.
With this palette you get four bronzers in rectangular pans and they range from light to dark browns.
They look darker in the pans, but when I swatched them I found that they all seem to be very workable and buildable.
And the last product we have is the Bali Balm Sweet Orange & Coconut Lip Balm. This has sweet orange and coconut essential oils. The sweet orange has a ton of Vitamin C which evens skin tone and protects against free radicals and the coconut moisturizes so you get soft and supple lips. This smells really good it has a tropical, citrusy and sweet scent and it’s bee friendly. I love a good lip balm, especially during the winter months because the cold can really chap your lips. Bali Balm has a deal going on on their website right now that is in conjunction with BoxyCharm, so if you use the code VALENTINES21 you get 55% off of your order.
That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your January box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.
Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my February box :).