Monday, March 20, 2017

Too Faced, Lipstick Queen & M.A.C. | Spring Makeup Haul 3.20.17

I went impromptu spring makeup shopping yesterday! I originally wanted to purchase my first high-end foundation (preferably Nars Sheer Glow in Mt. Blanc) however they didn't have it at the Sephora I was at. I forwent the foundation for three other impromptu items! And I say "impromptu" because as we were driving past Ulta, I remembered they were having another 21 Days of Beauty event. I ran in and grabbed the Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush in "How Deep is Your Love?" The packaging is adorable and they had quite a few shades to pick from! There is a decent sized mirror inside as well as the cutest printed design on the blush itself 😍

While in the checkout line I saw a display for the Lipstick Queen Frog Prince lipstick! Every time I tried to purchase it, it was always sold out. So I, unfortunately, spent an extra $25 but hey, it was worth it! I also struggle to find a "your lips but better" color that won't smudge or ball up so this color was perfect! It does, however, dry my lips out a bit so I suggest a chapstick before applying.

Last, but not least, I went to my local M.A.C. counter. Now I know makeup goes bad but I never had an issue with concealers. I have the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and it is definitely bad. I know it's also an eyeshadow primer so I only use it when applying eyeshadow or liner to my lids. However, when applying my eyeshadow on top of the primer, it makes these skip marks and just seems like the product dries out once applied. It makes everything look bad so I wanted to upgrade to a M.A.C Paint Pot in Painterly. Hopefully, this product won't give me the same issue if it does go bad (fingers crossed I use it before that happens!)

I will probably do another makeup video on my YouTube channel for a spring makeup look using these new products! 

Happy Spring! 🌹💐🐰🌸

Xx Steph

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekend Makeup & Hair Tutorial

Hey everyone! I posted a new tutorial over on my YouTube channel! Go check it out and give it some love <3


Monday, November 28, 2016

Bullet Journal Flip Through & Pen Collection | Oct & Nov 2016

Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well! I have another Bullet Journal related post for you today. While filming my December 2016 spread, I went into detail about the pens I use to create my spreads. I hope you enjoy the video and let me know if you have any questions below!

Xx Steph

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bullet Journal | October 2016

A new video is up on my channel! I decided to start a Bullet Journal and we'll see how it goes for me... more updates on how I like it will be in another video!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to Hide a Cold Sore | Daily Makeup Routine

It's finally October! Yay! With the new month came chapped lips so I decided to do a lip scrub for the first time in a long time. I figured it wouldn't work (it didn't) and thanks to that idea, I got a few cold sores because I irritated my lip too much haha. If you've ever had a cold sore then you feel my pain. They can be so annoying but as long as you apply Abreva on the cold sore multiple times a day then it'll go away withing 5 days. So I decided to show my everyday makeup routine with an added eyeliner bit and how to conceal a cold sore! I bought these little Abreva Conceal patches two years ago when I had a cold sore and a wedding to attend. They definitely work well as no lip products will penetrate the patch and it's barely noticeable! You can, however, see it a bit up close but it also feels good to keep the air away from the sore for a bit too. 

Beauty Blender:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory:
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 Fair:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden:
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent:
Kiko Soft Touch Blush in 100
City Color Highlight Trio:
Salon Perfect Brow Defining Powder in Taupe/Mink: 
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Medium:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette in Naked 2, Faint, Venus and Crave:
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara in Black:
Abreva Conceal Cold Sore Patch:
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13:

Leave a comment below on what you would like to see next! 
Oh, and Happy Fall!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fall Bath and Body Works & Yankee Candle Haul 2016

It's finally September! So do you know what that means? I can finally break out the fall outfits and fall scents are released! I had quite a few coupons for Bath & Body Works so I decided to use them after leaving work one day. I had one 20% off your purchase coupon, a $5 Signature Body Lotion and a Free Mini Candle. I also found a "spend $10 get a free item" coupon in my email and then I was told that RetailMeNot would probably have the same coupon and I could use both if they have different SKU numbers. So, of course, I looked for another coupon on and I found one! So for $70 worth of products, I only spent $37! 

Above I have two shower gels and one body lotion. Both shower gels were my free items with each of the two $10 purchases with a coupon. The body lotion was my choice for the $5 body lotion. Can you tell that I love apple scents? Pumpkin Apple Cider is described as "the warm scent of mulled apple cider, autumn gold pumpkin and buttered rum". Champagne Apple & Honey is described as "a juicy blend of pink lady apple, sparkling champagne and jasmine honey". Both are quite amazing but I got a set of the Pumpkin Apple Cider because it's a warmer scent - which I love for the fall!

Next came the mini candles! I had a free mini candle coupon so one of these was free and then I purchased the other two mini candles in addition to a PocketBac hand sanitizer to equal $10 so that I could get another free item. I chose to get a set of three of the same scent of mini candles because I have a ceramic Buddha statue that has three lotus blossoms that you can put tea lights in. Previously, I used Cranberry Woods mini candles but they just finished burning through. The trio I got is called Vampire Blood with a cute cartoon skeleton-esque vampire. The candle itself is a nice strawberry red color too which is my favorite! Online and on the bottom of the candle, this scent is described as, "blood red strawberry, midnight blooming jasmine and dark Transylvanian plum". Also, the silver lid has a cute design with "Boo!" debossed in it.

Okay, so there are a few things I love and two of those might be fuzzy socks and unicorns (I swear I'm an adult). I wasn't sure if I could use my 20% off on top of the $5 Body Lotion Coupon so I chose to get another pair of their aloe fuzzy socks! I have quite a few pairs of these and I thought the sparkly hedgehogs were the cutest of the options so I got a pair of those to use my 20% coupon on. The PocketBac hand sanitizer is in the scent Dreamer Berry Wish and I really only bought it because it has a unicorn on it (and smells fruity of course).

For my other $10+ purchase for a free item, I bought a 3-wick candle that was on sale for $12.50! I absolutely LOVE the scent Flannel. I had smelled it a few years ago after it was out for the season and I am so happy I got my hands on it again! The label features the candle's name Flannel with a red and black plaid scarf in a wicker basket. The brass colored lid also has a special fall design with a debossed maple leaf. Online and on the bottom of this candle the scent is described as, "crisp autumn air, bergamot, heirloom mahogany and soft musk". I typically don't buy cologne-scented candles but the crisp autumn air is another scent from Bath & Body Works that I like but mixed with the other scents is just amazing!

My last stop of the day actually was Yankee Candle and I haven't been in one of these stores since I was maybe in elementary school? However, I saw that they were (finally) having some sort of sale which included $5 12 packs of scented tea lights. So let's imagine my -_- face when I just bought the 3 mini candles for my Buddha statue at Bath & Body Works... hah! But I bought them anyway in the scent Apple Pumpkin. These literally smell divine - nice and warm like fall scents should be!