August BoxyCharm Thoughts

I was so excited to receive my first BoxyCharm box!! I debated on whether or not to get it for quite some time and I am so glad I gave in and signed up! It is 21$ a month but if you sign up for more months you can get a bit of a discount. IMG_2012This months box them was Beach Please and included: a Moda Pro, 3 piece brush set from Royal and Langnickle which retails for 26$, A waterproof gel eyeliner by bellapierre which retails for 15$, Pro eyelashes by PUR cosmetics which retails for 14$, #GRLPWR liquid lipstick by the beauty crop retailing for 14.95$ and lastly the Rainforest of the sea: volume 2 by Tarte retailing for 36$.

It truly was a great box and a great deal and I’m so excited it is coming every month!! IMG_2025Here is a look I created using the box. I really like all the products, though I am not super in love with the color of the lip but it looks good in pictures haha.

I can’t wait till next month for a new boxy!

xoxo Erin

New Maybelline Review

OMG finally got around to testing out these lipsticks and a few other products. Maybelline recently came out with a lot of new products and I’m always excited to try out affordable collections! The new product launch included new mini eye palettes, brushes, lip products, setting powder, color corrector, and more. It was a pretty large launch! Out of it I purchased 2 brushes, 2 lip products, and the setting powder.

These the two superstay matte lips that I purchased in the colors dreamer and lover. I have to say they last SOOO long!!! Literally all day wear without having to touch up. I am super impressed. And I think I found my perfect nude with the color dreamer! I have been searching so long to find a bomb nude and I will continue but this one is great!

The finishing powder is really nice and very soft but it isn’t going to replace my Laura Mercier. I do like it and if you are looking for a inexpensive setting powder this is definitely worth a shot!

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 9.55.55 AMScreen Shot 2017-08-02 at 9.56.06 AMAt Walmart Maybelline launched brushes. I picked these two up. The foundation and contour brush. I will be honest I was shook at the price. 10$ a piece. I do like them because they are super soft and nice but knowing I can get brushes cheaper from Morphe shook me.

Till next time loves

xoxo Erin

Fem Rosa Karrueche X Colourpop

I was going to be giving my thoughts on the new items from Maybelline but since I live in a small southern town we get everything super late so I am still waiting on some local stores to get the complete collection. So in the mean time I purchased the Fem Rosa collection and wanted to share its beauty! First off the packaging was so beautiful with the roses and the rose gold lettering. IMG_0137

Colourpop is known for its bomb products at super affordable prices. The palette retails for 16$ and has 12 shades. 8 Shimmer/satin and 4 matte. It is truly beautiful and has amazing color pay off. They are all in shades of pink, purple, plums, and rose golds. I love them!IMG_0139Next I got 2 lip shades from the collection in the colors Darling and MRS. They have great color pay off and are a satin finish. They are also currently doing a buy two lippies get one free, so for my free lip I got a ultra metallic lip in the shade kween. I am so excited to try this out because it is my first metallic lip!

Lastly I love that coloupop leaves little notes in their packages. Makes the whole experience extra special. I am also super excited that they are expanding their product line and will soon be carrying brushes and concealers. I will definitely let you know what my thoughts are on those!IMG_0142

till next time loves!

xoxo Erin

UD Naked Skin Shape shifter

It should come as no that I am obsessed with Urban Decay! When I worked at Ulta as an artist and manager I used their products non stop! They really are bomb. After I left working there I sort of fell off the Urban Decay train. Not for any specific reason. I just started testing out less expensive options of makeup when I found out I had a baby on the way. That has not stopped my love for all things beauty whether cheap or expensive. Okay anyways while on vacation for the 4th of July weekend I of course had to stop in at my old stomping grounds and pick up this gem! IMG_0114This bad boy retails for 45$. It comes with 5 cream contour and highlight shades and 4 contour and highlight powders. There is a brush you can purchase that goes along with the palette for 39$, I opted not to because I have plenty of brushes to highlight and contour with.

I am so pleased with my purchase!! The creams blend like a dream and the powders are silky soft and if you are looking for a natural highlight and contour this will be perfect. The shimmery highlight shade that is in the palette gives a beautiful natural glow but not super beaming so if you are like me and want a super glow you will want to add another highlight.

Overall this is an A+ palette and purchase!! I would definitely recommend this if you are on the look for an excellent all in one contour and highlight palette!

Till next time loves!

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

Jaclyn Hill X Morphe

OMG GUYS!!! This palette is EVERYTHING! I’m sure a lot of you have heard about this palette or maybe were lucky to get your hands on it before it sold out. I was one of those lucky people.                                                      Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 3.36.22 PM It is absolutely STUNNING! It has an amazing range of colors in multiple finishes so you can create just about any look you could want! Super rich pigment and super smooth, buttery blend-ability is what this palette is all about. Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 3.36.45 PM Please check out my latest video where I created a look with the palette (Click Here!) If you want! Anyways this palette is BOMB!!!

Morphe is restocking the palette soon so definitely go to their website and get signed up for notification of the restock!Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 5.34.43 PMThis was the look I created using the palette. It was a green smokey eye look. I also used the Becca X Jaclyn Hill palette for blush and champagne pop as the highlight.

Everything Jaclyn does she puts her heart and soul in and it turns out amazing! Such pigment and creaminess. I absolutely can not wait till she comes out with her own line of makeup!!!!

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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