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Good morning everyone and happy Monday! So I finally went out and bought the Soft Glam palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills recently and...

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April 9, 2018


Good morning everyone and happy Monday! So I finally went out and bought the Soft Glam palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills recently and I'm excited to share with you my thoughts on this latest addition to their eyeshadow family along with swatches! ABH released the Soft Glam palette back in February and because I'm a huge fan of Anastasia's products and neutral tones, I wanted to make sure I bought this one. This palette is a follow up to their Prism, Subculture and Modern Renaissance palettes. All which I don't own but I know the Modern Renaissance is a fan favorite! However, I do own a couple of ABH single shadows and I was able to get my hands on their limited edition Self Made palette (you can read the review I did on that one here) and that's how I fell in love with ABH eyeshadows!

What really made me want to buy this palette was the neutral everyday vibe it has. It is described as, "The perfect collection of easy-to-blend, full pigment shadows. With a long-lasting formula, this palette is complete with bronze metallics and iridescent finishes ideal for a nighttime look and neutral mattes for daytime." Which I agree with 100%. You can create a simple pretty eye look with these shadows for the daytime and a sexy smokey look for the night. Anastasia Beverly Hills creates some of the smoothest formulas with the best pigmentation in the makeup world. They are so pigmented that you don't have to dig your brush in the pan to get the color to show on your eyelid. I did receive a little kick up and normal fall out while creating a look but not too much. I also didn't have any problem with the way they blended on my first impression. And just like the rest of ABH eyeshadow palettes, this one comes with a double-ended brush and a mirror. The brush feels very soft and you can use it to blend out your shadows but I still prefer to use my sigma brushes for blending. I like to use these type of brushes for other uses like to apply shadow under my waterline or to contour my nose.

The Soft Glam palette comes in 14 shades. 9 ultra-matte and 5 shimmery shades. They also included 3 repeat shades from the Modern Renaissance collection: Tempera, Burnt Orange, and Cypress Umber. I don't mind that these shades come in a different palette because they are useful eyeshadows you can use for any look and the type of shadows you'll hit pan on first. Especially Burnt Orange which is a perfect warm transition shade. The shadows swatches beautifully, the only one that came off a little patchy was Dusty Rose but it applied smoothly without any patchiness.



I really love the Soft Glam pallete and I'm going to be using this spring and summer. This is a great staple palette for anyone who enjoys doing their eyeshadow and for anyone who is just starting out.

I'll be showing looks using this palette soon on the blog so make sure you come back. Thank you for reading! Let me know if you have this palette and what are your thoughts?



November 21, 2017


Hi guys! Today I'm sharing a review of Rihanna's new Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation which I've been wearing for about a month now! I got the shade in "310", a shade meant for medium to tan skin with very warm undertones. This foundation color is indeed very warm and matches well with my tan. You always want to match your foundation color with the color of the rest of your body instead of your face. This foundation is known to oxidize, so when picking up your shade, I recommend visiting your local Sephora to get color matched or if you're choosing online, try to go one shade lighter because it does dry down darker than when it's first applied.

After applying moisturizer (right now I'm loving this one) and preparing my skin with a primer (I used this one because it perfectly fills in my pores), I pump 2 pumps of it on the back of my hand, dot it all over my face and I start buffing it in with my damped beauty blender. I found this technique to be my favorite after trying it with a brush. I didn't hate using a brush to apply the foundation but because this formula dries pretty fast, I find using a beauty blender works better.

This is how my skin looks right after applying the foundation and before applying setting powder or concealer. I love that this has a soft matte finish because I normally don't like ultra-matte foundations. I have mainly dry skin and I have yet to try a foundation that doesn't accentuate the texture of my skin and make it look dry. With the Fenty foundation, my skin does not look cakey or dry. It's comfortable, breathable and I didn't feel it on my face because of how lightweight it is. It's a medium to buildable full coverage and it performed great at covering up my blemishes.

And this is the final look after applying the rest of my makeup (concealer, setting powder, bronzer, etc). The Fenty foundation worked so well with all my other products and it set beautifully, I'm impressed! If you are interested in how I achieved this final look, let me know in the comment section below! I will do a separate post with all the products I used for this makeup which has been my go-to look all month long.

I also did a flash test and this is how it turned out - no flash back and it looks great in photos!

Lastly, I did a wear test and wore it for a full day without touching up. Since I have dry skin, I normally don't have to blot my face but if you have oily skin, the Fenty beauty line carries blotting papers and a blotting powder which I thought was pretty cool! I'm glad that this foundation stayed on all day, it did not separate, settle into fine lines and it doesn't look like a mess at the end of the day!

That's it for today's review. Overall I am in love with the Fenty foundation and I recommend you head to a Sephora store to pick up a sample to try it out! And if you have tried this foundation, let me know your thoughts! Did you like or did you not like it? And why? Also if you have a request for me to review a product, you can leave a comment or send me a message! I'll be glad to do it for you! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!



September 16, 2017


One of my favorite products to try out are new eye-shadow products and that is why I 'm grateful to have the opportunity to review Marc Jacobs new Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eye Palettes! Influenster recently sent me a Voxbox filled with their new eye-shadow palette in "Edgetorial" along with a sample of their Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer. I had time to play with these products and create some looks!

I applied Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer using my fingers to smooth all over my eye lids for a clean even base. Using an eye lid primer increases the longevity of your eye-shadows and prevents them from creasing, so I make sure to always use an eye-shadow primer before I start to create any eye look. This was my first time using their Coconut Eye Primer and I really like it. It's a light weight invisible primer with a creamy texture and it helped my shadows stay looking vibrant throughout the day.

Shade names from left to right:

All the shadows swatched beautifully and effortlessly! For the look I created I used the shade TAKE A MEMO to set the eye-shadow primer and to clean up the brow bone. It's a buttery smooth nude shade but it is a little lighter than what I normally like to set my eye shadow primer with. Then I applied WE'LL SEE into the crease for my transition shade. Again this eye-shadow is smooth and easy to work with but it's on the cooler side and I like my transition shades to be warmer. For the all over color I used MAKING A SCENE and to deepen it up I used ENVIOUSLY which is currently my favorite eye-shadow right now. Lastly I smoked out my water line with WE'LL SEE and ENVIOUSLY to create a really dramatic eye. I didn't get to use PLEATHER PYTHON but it's the shadow that stands out the most in this palette and is filled with pigment and shimmer. The next time I play around with colors, I will make sure to use it!

Overall I think this palette is edgy and the shadows are high quality. Unfortunately I don't this will be my next go-to palette because it doesn't have my favorite transition shade and it's more on the editorial side. But this is a fun palette to play with and I still need to use that beautiful yellow gold shimmer! I wish I could play with all 6 palettes! I have my eyes on "Scandalust", what do you think?

Thank you Influenster for sending these products complimentary for testing purposes! #TheDressedEye #contest @Influnster @MarcBeauty


June 6, 2017


Hey, guys! I'm excited because I have a new Voxbox from Influenster to share with you today! It's been a while since I received a Voxbox, you can check out my last unboxing/review here. This box is called the Playa Voxbox, and it contains five products from body lotion to hot sauce! I received these products complimentary for testing purposes. If you enjoy testing and reviewing new products and are interested in signing up for Influenster, you can sign up here. Now let's get started!

-Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce I've never tried a bottle of hot sauce, but I'm happy I received it! I've watched people in recipe videos use it to make hot wings, and I love hot wings! MSRP: $3.49

-Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream Influenster sent out a free coupon for Daisy Squeeze Sour cream in each playa Voxbox. Daisy's easy-to-use package dispenses fresh sour cream for toppings and recipes - with just a squeeze. Now you can squeeze a dollop of Daisy! MSRP: $2.79 (14 oz)

-Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White The new Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White goes beyond the surface to whiten teeth from the inside and out, allowing your natural radiance to shine through for a brighter, more radiant you. MSRP: $6.99 (3oz)

-Eva NYC Purpse Perfectt Hair Towelettes Soft, serum-infused wipes that tame frizz and flyaways, add radiant shine and refresh on0the-go. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while Vitamin C and fatty acids enhance shine, nourish and repair. Perfect for travel, the gym, and festivals - keep your mane tame when life moves at top speed. MSRP: $14.99 (full-size)

-Suave Body Lotion Suave Essentials Body Lotions provide 24-hour moisturization with long-lasting fragrances that smell as good as the matching Bath & Body Works lotions. Suave Skin Solutions Body Lotions are Dermatologist Tested and Clinically Proven to moisturize as well as premium skin care variant so you can have beautiful looking skin every single day. For every skin type, we have a wide range of products that help make your skin look beautiful every day in every way. MSRP: $1.99

I also received a coupon for $2 off any one Eva NYC product available at Ulta and CVS pharmacy. With this coupon I'm thinking about purchasing their Therapy Session Hair Mask, what do you guys think?

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day everyone!

April 21, 2017


Today I am sharing my April 2017 Glossybox! My box arrived about a week ago but I waited to post my unboxing, so I can have time to try all my products to give you a fair review! I'm excited to share with you what I received, so let's get started!

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box of 5-6 luxury-sized cosmetic and wellness samples hand-picked by Glossybox's beauty experts and mailed directly to your door 

April 12, 2017


Hey, guys! I'm back with another outfit of the day, and I'm really digging this one! With the all over lace, the ruffle sleeves, and the cold shoulder neckline line, this bodysuit paired with distressed denim shorts screams spring! I notice the off the shoulder trend is huge right now, and I love it - especially on sunny days like this where I can effortlessly achieve an even tan without worrying about getting tan lines! I found this light pink gem on sale at A'gaci a few months ago, and I was pleased it was a bodysuit and not just a regular top. Is it just me, or does anyone else love the bodysuit trend as well? On warmer days, I live in the bodysuit and high waist denim combo; I appreciate how bodysuits keep the top of an outfit tucked in. I finished off this look with a pair of classic nude ankle strap heels to make my legs look longer. Wearing nude heels is a great tip for elongating your legs!

I hope you're having a good week so far, thank you for stopping by!


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