E.L.F. Newness Review

Alright friends I have tested out many of the new products from E.L.F that I had recently purchased and here are my initial thoughts.

  • Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask- I really enjoyed this mask. It did tingle a bit as I let it bubble on my face for about 10 minutes. After rinsing it off my skin was left clean, tight, and smooth. I would definitely recommend it!
  • Lock On Face Primer- I have only used the primer once but.. this primer is very tacky and kind of thick. I like it but it is almost a little difficult to use. When I applied my foundation it went on a little patchy. Not sure this is really a win for me, I’ll have to keep testing out using it.
  • Blending Sponge- This is a little like the beauty blender but when you wet it, it gets huge! I have to give it a few more tries because with that primer it was just a difficult day for foundation. They are super soft tho!
  • Beauty Shield Antioxidant Finishing Powder- I really like this powder. It was super smooth and silky and photographed well. This one is a win!
  • Bronzer- I got the shade light matte. I like this bronzer because you could build it up and it was the perfect cool tone for contouring but also warm enough to warm up the skin a bit.
  • Blush- Shade bright pink. I actually love this color! It looks really nice on the skin and can be built up. Winner!
  • Highlight- Shade Glow. This shade was beautiful but not blinding. It also was much more golden of a highlight than I expected but still very pretty for an everyday glow.
  • Liquid Matte Lipstick- This is the last product I tried out so far and I really loved it. It does require 2 layers to get a super full opaque look. The color I am wearing in the picture is Vampy Violet.

photo1IMG_2384From bottom to top: highlighter, blush, bronzer, liquid matte lipstick in the colors- vampy violet, smokey taupe, coffee(sorry it smeared), lip liner- natural and deep berry.

I have just a few last products to try still but so far things have been pretty great!

xoxo Erin

E.L.F. Haul- MAJOR HAUL!

Alright friends! As you may or may not know depending on how much you stay up with me, I went on a ELF shopping spree because of the 30 days of new new! I wanted to share my haul with you and then on friday I will be doing a first impressions/full face of new products. I am so excited!

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xoxo Erin

30 Days of New New- ELF Cosmetics

Whoa whoa whoa!!! As you guys already know I am obsessed with ELF Cosmetics! They are so affordable and I would say about 90% of the time their products are BOMB!!! If you don’t already know they are currently doing 30 days of new new, as they are calling it. ELF is releasing a new product everyday for the month of September. I sort of have some love hate for this because I want to see everything they are coming out with and I already know I want multiple products and there is no way I am going to put in an order everyday I want something. A little crazy right? Not sure their thinking behind this. And boom. As soon as I say this, they release the whole collection!

Here are a few of the products they have brought out. Of course you can see them all on their website.

So far they have brought out some liquid lipsticks, silicone sponges/blenders, a brush set, highlighters, and bronzers, and much more. It is super exciting and I can’t wait till the end of the month so I just put in a huge order so I’ll upload a haul/review for y’all!!!

Currently still working on lots of Halloween looks. If you have any suggestions for looks you would like to see please leave me comments. Also Let me know in the comments what brands/collections are coming out with new things maybe for holiday!?

Talk to you Friday!

xoxo Erin

Ulta and Target Haul

I have done a little bit of shopping with my mom in town this past weekend. Here is what I got! IMG_1972First off I’m sorry about the photo quality, my flash wasn’t working properly. Any who! I absolutely love Target, what girl doesn’t? I can’t pass up the 1,3,5$ dollar section in the front of the store which is where I got this super cute note pad for notes and lists. If you know me, you know I love making lists! While at Target I also picked up the elf brow cream which works really great! and it is only 3$! I also picked up the Shea Moisture Mommy stretchmark repair cream and spray oil. I have been testing this out and will let you know how I like it later. Lastly from Target I got the heel genius cream by Soap&Glory.

From Ulta I had a 20% coupon and so I picked up this blue nail polish which will be perfect for my nails for my Son’s birthday party. I also got the Bronze Goddess body oil, picked it up for my honeymoon. Plus I love the smell of bronze Goddess. I got 2 matte liquid lip colors from Rimmel London, a foundation from models own, and a dry brush which I talked about earlier.

I love all my purchases and can’t wait to try the rest of the items I haven’t had the chance to yet!

till next time

xoxo Erin

July Hits and Misses

I know I say it every month and I will probably continue to say it but WHEH! This month flew by!! It seems like the older you get the quicker the time flies by. So I do not have near as much as last month. In June I had purchased lots of products and tested them out. This month I have a few but not near as many. Okay so let’s jump in!Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 9.38.31 AM

  1. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask- Lately my lips have been getting so chapped between the heat and the excessive testing of lip products. This is the one product that is truly amazing! I put it on at night and my lips are super moisturized and healed in the morning. This is a must have product for me!
  2. Mont Bleu Nail tools- I was able to test these products out recently and they are truly amazing and stunning. Studded in swarovski crystals they are beautiful to look at and have made a big difference in my nail routine!
  3. Colourpop Fem Rosa collection- OMG colourpop has done it again. Super affordable and beautiful color pay off. The lips are fantastic and the eyeshadows are a creamy dream.
  4. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/mask- Last month I told you about a facial cleanser that I didn’t like at all, well this month I found one that I actually enjoy. I love that it doubles as a mask and it keeps my skin really clear.
  5. Munchkin weighted straw sippy cup- Okay so I threw one in for my moms out there. I haven’t added a baby one in a while because well I hadn’t had anything new to try out besides food. But these sippy cups are awesome! Because of the straw and the way everything attaches there are no leaks!!

For the misses this month I only have 2.

  1. Take and Toss sippy cups- These bad boys work… but they leak so badly!! Only put water in them if you decide to use them.
  2. E.L.F. toner- This toner was nothing special.. didn’t really do much for my skin so I don’t think it would be a repurchase.

That’s it for this month! Let me know what you loved and didn’t in the comments so I can try some new things out!!!

xoxo Erin

June Hits and Misses

I am SO sorry that this did not get posted earlier! The family and I made a spontaneous trip to Florida for the 4th of July weekend. We stayed with some friends and I didn’t have much time to edit or write! The weekend was supposed to storm and so I brought my computer and it ended up being beautiful and sunny the whole weekend. Check out my youtube video to see the complete list of hits and misses! Click Here!

So let’s jump right in to these Hits and Misses!

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.14.13 AMFirst up is the beauty shield collection from ELF Cosmetics! I absolutely love this line. I have been using it everyday since I received it and OMG my skin looks amazing! and I love the way it smells. Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 3.36.22 PM Next up is the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe palette. I won’t repeat myself from my last post but this palette is amazing so definitely try to get your hands on it!

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.34.50 AMI really enjoyed this exfoliator! I have been wanting to try a stick exfoliator and so I purchased this one and really liked it. I haven’t decided it I would repurchase it but it is definitely a hit for this month!!Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.35.41 AM Last one for my hits is the Boscia Jelly Ball Cleanser. OMG it is soo cool and weird and I just love it!

On to the Misses…

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.16.41 AMSo first up on the misses is this makeup drop silicone blender. First off it does not blend at all. Maybe I am not using it correctly but after trying it I was very disappointed. It does save product by not absorbing it I suppose but it is definitely not worth the 20$

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.17.05 AMThis mascara, Manna Kadar Beauty, was nothing special to me. I received it in my beautycon box and I was not impressed. The brush is way too big and you can not get your bottom lashes with it unless you are prepared to make a mess. And for 29$ I would definitely not purchase this mascara!!

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.17.19 AMAnother item I was not overly impressed with was this eyeliner by Jonteblu. It is a beautiful color but just didn’t glide on my eyes as easily as I would have loved it too. But it was only 5$ so not a terrible price by any means!!

Alright guys that is it for this time. I have lots of ideas coming up so definitely stay tuned and leave me comments about what you were loving or not loving last month!!!!

xoxo Erin

Beauty Blast: E.L.F. Cosmetics

Okay my lovelies! I went shopping again. (Big Surprise) Well lately if you couldn’t tell by my twitter and instagram I have been obsessing over E.L.F. Cosmetics. They are so affordable and consistently bringing out new products which makes me swoon! My latest haul from them has me head over heels!!! Here is what I purchased:

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I will stop here and tell you that these three products are the BOMB!!!!!!!! The acne fighting foundation is only 6$ and it is my favorite foundation at the moment! Yes it replaced the clinique beyond perfecting foundation+concealer. I love it and I like to apply it with the elf beautifully precise multi blender massager, which looks crazy but is awesome.  Next the powder is so freaking soft and so beautiful. I wish I purchased a shade darker especially heading into summer but heck at 6 bucks I will get all the colors! And this foundation stick has bomb coverage and makes foundation easy breezy if you aren’t a makeup person or if you are and want more coverage without the heaviness!

I also got the Mad for Matte 2 eyeshadow palette which has amazing pigment for only 10$!!! I really couldn’t believe it. And I got the beautifully bare natural glow face palette which I was a little skeptical about because the bronzer palette I have doesn’t have amazing pigment but OMG this palette is literally one of my favs! I can’t put it down!!

If you haven’t tried elf what are you waiting for????? It is so afordable and they have some great products! You know I love makeup and I will drop some $$$ but I also love a good bargain. And it is free shipping with a 25$ order… do you know how much you can get for 25$ at elf? A LOT!

Let me know your favorite products or favorite drugstore brands!!!

xoxo Erin

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