Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Favorites

1. Too Faced A Few of my Favorite Things palette
You know how whenever you get a new palette, you end up pushing the other palettes you were using prior to the side? Yeah, that happened. Ever since I got this back in October, it has been the ONLY eyeshadow palette I have been using. 

Not only does it have an amazing range of eyeshadows, it also has the infamous Chocolate Soleil bronzer, which has become my favorite bronzer I own. 

This palette has gone with me on several road trips because it has everything I could ever need for a look.

2. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector
I bought this product several months ago, but it wasn't till recently that I decided to try it out. I was worried that it would make my already oily skin oiler and it wouldn't give me the type of coverage I was used to. 

I ended up testing it out because I had ran out of my beloved Revlon Colorstay and to my surprise I loved it paired with my Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation. 

It's perfect for days where I don't need a heavy duty foundation. It gives me just enough coverage! I loved it this month especially since my skin was dry around my forehead and cheeks.

3. Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Prior to using this primer, I don't remember the last time I wore one. Ever since I ran out of my favorite primer, Lorac aquaPRIME, I have been hesitant to try anything else on my face. 

I have to admit this primer works pretty well. It isn't as great as my aquaPRIME (which I can no longer find), but it keeps my makeup on all day and it doesn't have that silicone feeling that I'm not a huge fan of. 

4. ELF Defining Eye Brush
I have had this brush for the longest time, but I had no idea what to use it for. I never found a purpose for it, until now! 

I use this brush to place shadow on my lower lash line to create a smokier look. Before, I was using a pencil brush and the shadow would end up getting all in my eye. This brush doesn't do that at all! It's perfect and it's only one dollar! 

5. ELF Eyelid Primer
When I first bought this product about a year ago, I hated it. It just didn't work for my eyelids. On my first time using it, I remember it making my eyeshadow crease and I thought to myself, why does everyone rave about this? 

After a year of ignoring it, I decided to try it out again for a concert, only using the tiniest bit. To my surprise it worked like a charm. 

I realized for my oily eyelids, I don't need much of this product. If I apply too much I will end up with a creased eyeshadow mess. Since I figured out how to use it, this will be the only eye primer I ever buy. 

6. Nars blush in Orgasm
I picked this blush up around Christmas time and I have been using it constantly ever since. I don't know what I ever did without this blush. 

I knew I would eventually buy this blush because it's a cult favorite, but I couldn't fathom spending 30 dollars, especially since I am jobless right now! When I realized I could get it for 35% percent off, I committed to the purchase and I haven't looked back since! 

I know this blush probably looks way better during the spring or the summer, but I love how it comes off on my cheeks. The color gives my face a nice glow, but it's not overdone.
7. Pink Sugar Hair Perfume
I've had this bottle for a long time, but I recently just rediscovered it. I've been using this when my hair needs a little oomph. 

If I didn't wash it, curled it and it smells too much of hair spray or I'm going on a date and want my date to think I smell like candy, I spray 2 or 3 pumps in my hair.

The name is very fitting because it literally smells like cotton candy and it will linger in your hair all night. If you are not a fan of candy scents, I would steer clear from this.
8. Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Spice body spray
I know fall is long gone, but my fascination with anything pumpkin is far from over. I love this scent! It's sweet, yet spicy. 

I get a lot of complement whenever I wear it. It's such a warm scent and I will continue loving it in the month of February. 

What have you been loving in the month of January? 

Love and desserts,

Monday, January 27, 2014

Where Have I Been?

Hello beautiful people! I'm back, yet again! Its been over a year since I have published a post on my blog and I have truly missed it.

2013 was an extremely chaotic year for me. From heartbreak, college graduation and everything in between, I can honestly say that this past year has made me a much stronger and wiser person. It has definitely been an adjustment graduating from college and changing everything I have grown so accustomed to, but I'm finally getting into a new groove and trying to adjust to a new routine.

A few pics from 2013
My grad cap
Graduation day back in May

A lot of new things are happening in 2014 and I look forward to it all. My friends and I were all preaching to each other that 2014 would be our year and I am trying my best to speak that into existence.
Happy belated New Year to you all!

In honor of this being my first post of the new year, I wanted to share a few of my goals for 2014 with you.

With my goals set in place, I am striving to achieve every single one of them this year and I encourage all of you to do the same. I know I am not great at sticking with my new years resolutions, but this year I am trying to make a conscious effort and exceed my own expectations. Go big or go home right?

Follow along with me in my new journey and look for new beauty related posts coming soon!
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Love and desserts,