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December 28, 2015

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LUSTROUS LIP GLOSS REVIEW + SWATCHES


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It's no secret, I absolutely love Anastasia Beverly Hills. She kills it in the makeup world. Not only is she the queen of eyebrow products (which is how I first fell in love) but also in eye shadows, highlighters and lip products! So when I walked into Macy's and saw this lip set, I HAD to get! Especially since it is filled with 8 FULL size Anastasia lip glosses in permanent colors. The cost of this set is $40 but 1 one of these babies alone cost $16, so you are getting a $128 value - totally worth it! I was so excited about sharing this set with you, I had to sit down and film a video for you guys. If you a fan of lip glosses, I think you are going to love these. The formula in this lippie is hands down the best formula I've tried in a lip gloss. They are extremely smooth, light-weight, no stickiness and they stay on your lips for a really long time. To get this set, you can check out your local Macy's store or online here.
HERER ARE THE HAND SWATCHES:

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BLACK CHERRY
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FOR LIP SWATCHES CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE VIDEO:


What are your thoughts on Anastasia lip glosses? Have you tried them before? In my opinion, this is a great set and totally worth the buy. Happy Monday loves and have a fantastic week!
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December 16, 2015

CLASSIC RED LIP + GOLD EYES HOLIDAY MAKEUP

The holidays are here and Christmas is coming so I thought a classic bright red lip and glittery gold eye shadow is the perfect festive way to wear your makeup this season! Red lips are always pretty but combined with glittery gold eye shadow really brings out the Christmas spirit in me.

BEAUTY BREAKDOWN
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
The Original Beauty Blender
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette {swatches + review here}
Too Faced Glamour Dust From The Stardust Palette {swatches + review here}
Ardel Demi 120 Lashes
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Classic
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso



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December 14, 2015

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

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dress forever 21 {similar}, jacket forever 21, boots target, sunglasses american eagle, bag forever 21

You can never go wrong with wearing all black, especially a LBD {Little Black Dress}! You also can never go wrong with the ultimate fall/winter essentials, a moto jacket and combat styled boots. I added all these items together in the color black to make an edgy, fun fall outfit. My favorite item is definitely the moto jacket! I plan to wear this jacket with a white t-shirt, jeans and converse for a classic look in the future!

Happy Monday, loves! I hope you had a great weekend and have a blessed day!
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December 3, 2015

INFLUENSTER #SPICEVOXBOX UNBOXING

My Spice VoxBox came in the mail and I'm thrilled to share my unboxing with you! You can sign up for Influenster here. Why not? It's free and you get the opportunity to try and review awesome products!



Hope you are having a beautiful Thursday! Take care guys!
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November 25, 2015

GET READY WITH ME! THANKSGIVING MAKEUP & OUTFIT

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sweater charlotte russe, leggings forever 21, shoes thrifted, sunglasses american eagle

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, eating delicious food and relaxing with loved ones. That is why I'm wearing an over sized sweater and classic black leggings so I can be comfortable all day. The boots I'm wearing do have a heel on them for the "dressy" part, but once I'm all settled in they are coming off! As for the makeup I chose to go glam because I couldn't resist the glittery shades inside the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette. I reviewed it on my last blog post, you can check it out here.

I love Thanksgiving and this year I am grateful to all my readers and subscribers! I love interacting with all of you and checking out your blogs and videos as well. Thank you so much for all the sweet comments and all the love you share. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and always make sure to tell the ones you love how much you love them!
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November 19, 2015

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SELF-MADE PALETTE REVIEW + SWATCHES


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Are you looking for a new eyeshadow palette for an amazing price? Well you might want to check out this new one by Anastasia Beverly Hills for $35. It's called the "Self-Made" Palette and I recently purchased it as part of my 2015 Sephora VIB haul. I've had some time to work with it and I can already say that I am love. First off, the packaging reminds me of a chic clutch or wallet, it's so pretty and I love the texture of it. I love that it comes with a mirror and a double ended brush for packing on and blending color. I'm impressed with how pigmented these shadows are, they remind me of eye shadows by MAC. They are so buttery and easy to blend which is a huge plus for me, the quality of this palette is stunning. The shades are gorgeous - when I first saw this palette I was drawn to the colors "Pink Champagne", "Metallic Plum" and "Isla." And once I was able to swatch every shadow, I fell in love with more shades. Pretty much the rest of the palette. The only thing I noticed that the palette was lacking is a really good transition shade. The only transition shades I can see is "Sherbert" and maybe "Hot Chocolate" but that one might be too dark and "Sherbert" has a light satin finish to be a noticeable transition color. "Sherbert" is the shade you'd swipe in your crease to build up your transition color or to defuse harsh lines. And "Hot Chocolate" would fit perfectly in your outer lid. But that's alright because if you already own an eye shadow palette chances are you already have a solid go-to transition shade to use. And if you don't, you can always use your favorite bronzer!

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from left to right {pink champagne - metallic plum - self-made - witchy - blush - blossom - buttery}

BOTTOM ROW
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from left to right {deep purple - treasure - hot & cold - sherbert - isla - spirit rock - hot chocolate}

Eyeshadows described on anastasiabeverlyhills.com:
Pink Champagne: A rose gold with a titanium finish.
Metallic Plum: A dark plum with a metallic finish.
Self-Made: A deep bronze with a satin finish.
Witchy: A khaki gray with a sparkle finish.
Blush: A light beige with a duo chrome pink finish.
Blossom: A lilac pink with a metallic finish.
Buttery: A buildable beige with an ultra-matte finish.
Deep Purple: An amethyst purple with a titanium finish.
Treasure: An ultra-light Champagne with a metallic finish.
Hot & Cold: A rum brown with a metallic finish.
Sherbert: An ultra-light peach with a velvet finish.
Isla: A sea foam green with a duo chrome gold finish.
Spirit Rock: A galaxy black with a sparkle finish.
Hot Chocolate: Rich, cocoa brown with an ultra-matte finish.

So you have a lovely array of different finishes in this palette. I have a feeling I won't get bored with this one. So far I created two looks using these eyeshadows so be on the look out for some tutorials in my upcoming posts! One more thing. The "Self-Made" Palette is limited edition so if you want it, I suggest you go get it now and for the price, you can't beat it!
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November 17, 2015

SEPHORA VIB HAUL 2015

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I had the chance to hit up Sephora's 20% VIB sale and pick up three items. Yes, only three. Which is not a bad thing actually because I didn't go crazy, haha! Plus some of these products are travel size which gives me a chance to try them out before I decide to purchase their full size later. Example, like this cleanser...

PHILOSOPHY PURITY MADE SIMPLE ONE-STEP FACIAL CLEANSER
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The reason why I got this travel size bottle before thinking of getting a larger size is because I was skeptical. But now I feel silly not buying a bigger size! Now I know I'm going to run out because I'm enjoying it that much so far! It's such a gentle cleanser but at the same time it breaks down makeup flawlessly and leaves my skin feeling and looking clean. No need to scrub hard and it's not leaving my skin dry. Another main reason why this cleanser was on my list is because I heard this is a great cleanser to clean your Beauty Blender and makeup brushes with, I can't wait to see how that goes.

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR OPAL GLOW ON THE GO
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I absolutely love highlighting, it's my favorite step when doing my makeup. Back in July I did a post about strobing and talked about a few of my favorite highlighting products to strobe with. Since then I've got recommendations on more products that are good to highlight with and BECCA's Shimmering Pressed Powder in Opal is on that list. This kit comes with a deluxe size BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfector Press Powder and Spotlight Wand in the popular color Opal. I can't wait to try these products out! This kit makes a perfect holiday gift to give!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SELF-MADE EYE SHADOW PALETTE
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This is a palette I've been dying to get my hands on because it has colors I don't have in my collection! Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favorite brands and every time they come out with something, I hear nothing but amazing reviews. I'm excited to see how well these shadows perform and let me know if you'd like to see tutorials on this palette. I have a few looks in mind I want to create with this eye shadow palette.



If you had a chance to hit up the Sephora 20% VIB sale, what did you get? Or what did you get on your last Sephora trip? You can check out 2014 Sephora VIB haul here. Thank you for stopping by!
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November 13, 2015

HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK

I've been loving bold lips this fall and today I want to share how I wear one of the boldest of them all, blue lips. My favorite blue lipstick is by Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the color Paint. Patience is key when applying a bold lipstick. Since this is a liquid lipstick, it will dry up and not budge - once it's on, it's on! I'd also recommend applying a lip balm before the lipstick for hydration. As for the eyes, go light with lighter eye shadow so the blue lipstick can be the main event.

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November 10, 2015

HASK HAIR CARE REVIEW

Last spring I cut my hair and since then I've been really into hair care. Before I never paid attention to what I was putting in my hair. I did a lot of damaged to my poor hair by neglecting to apply heat spray before using my straighter. Yup, it was dried up and bad. Now I'm wiser about the products I choose to put on my hair and I'm taking care of the dry and dullness by using keratin products. Recently I've been trying the Hask Keratin Protein range and I'd thought I'd give you guys a run down of my thoughts on each product.
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KERATIN PROTEIN SMOOTHING SHAMPOO
Keratin protein is the stuff your hair, skin, and nails are made of, so this shampoo encourages your hair back to life. I love how I didn't have to use a lot of product to cover my hair, a little goes along way. The smell is good and it did a great job leaving my hair feeling clean and rejuvenated. The shampoo was lightweight and didn't weigh down my hair.

KERATIN PROTEIN SMOOTHER CONDITIONER
I am in love with this conditioner! Again, a little goes a long way and it didn't weigh my hair down. It left my hair feeling so smooth and soft! This conditioner is ideal for frizzy, dry or color-treated hair. I had pretty dry hair before using this line and I can see and feel a huge difference.

KERATIN PROTEIN SMOOTHING DEEP CONDITIONER
If you need to deep condition your hair, try this. You don't need to deep condition often, but when I do I use this and I really like it. This brought back more moisture to my hair and also reduced breakage and frizz. I love using this when I want to do more pampering and really reverse the damage to my hair.

KERATIN PROTEIN SMOOTHING SHINE TREATMENT
Now that I am no longer neglect my hair, I really like topping my hair styles with shine oils. This one is the one I've been reaching for. {I go back and forth with Suave Professional's Moroccan Argan Styling Oil} But what I love about this one is it doesn't leave your hair oily, just shiny and healthy.

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Overall I really like this hair line and I totally recommend it if you're someone like me who is trying to cure dry, damaged hair. Since using these four products, I love my hair more than I did before. If you used any of these products, let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Happy Tuesday, loves!

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November 6, 2015

READY FOR THE PEANUTS MOVIE

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top forever 21 {similar}, high rise jeans pacsun, shoes converse, bag shoedazzle {similar}
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I'm especially excited for today because The Peanuts Movie comes out and I'm going to go watch it! If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of Charlie Brown and the gang. My favorite characters are Sally, Lucy, Marcie and Franklin! So when I saw this shirt at Forever 21 months back, I had to get it! Knowing the movie was coming out, I knew right away I was going to wear it to the movies. It's so cute! Forever 21 doesn't have it up on their website but they might have it in stores, you never know! Anyways, I'm about to see the movie now, I'll let you know how it goes! Are you planning to go see it?
{UPDATE} So the movie was so cute and really good, I loved it. :)
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November 4, 2015

BRIGHT BERRY LIPSTICK MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Happy November, loves! It's time to really get into the holiday season, so bring on the Thanksgiving preparation, gather up friends and family for get togethers and of course bust out your glittery eye shadows for some sparkly makeup looks! To kick it off, I'm pairing a sparkly purple eye with a bright berry melted lipstick from Too Faced. I wanted to go bold for this look and I did exactly that. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, please thumbs up my video and subscribe to my channel if you're not already!

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How are you kicking off the holiday season?
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October 27, 2015

GRAZE UNBOXING + GET A FREE BOX

I recently received my Graze box in the mail and I couldn't wait to open it up and share what I got with you guys! Graze is a snack subscription box that offers perfectly portioned, yummy, good for you snacks each month/week. I love snacking so this box is perfect for me!
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So the first snack box I was most excited to try out {because I love hot snacks} were the "Spicy Siracha Crunch." These did not disappoint! My favorite snacks are always spicy ones such as hot cheetos, spicy corn nuts and this snack definitely reminded me of spicy corn nuts! If you love spicy and crunchy snacks like I do, you will love these too!
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The next perfectly portioned box I tried was the "Iced Cinnamon Bun." Cinnamon honey almonds, yogurt sunflower seeds and vanilla cookie drops - sounds so yummy, right? This one satisfied my sweet tooth, my favorite part were the cinnamon honey almonds. This box reminded me of a really tasty cereal.
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Next up was "Vitamin E Defense" which included hazelnuts, peanuts, cranberry and raisins. Out of all four boxes, I have to say that this one was my least favorite. I thought I liked dried fruit and hazelnuts but I guess not. Though the fact that this is a good source of vitamin E was nice.
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The last box I tried were "Honeycomb Flapjack." These were soooooo yummy! Honey oat bars drizzled with chocolate - so good, I wish it came with more than three! These were my 2nd favorite after the Spicy Siracha Crunch.
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I'm very pleased with my Graze box. 3/4 boxes were a hit and I can't wait to see what I get in my next box! And if you're interested in Graze, you can sign up and get your 1st and 5th box for FREE using my promo code: ALYSAM3PB

Thanks for stopping by, loves! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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October 15, 2015

WARM IN OCTOBER

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top Cotton On, shorts PacSun {similar}, flannel Target, shoes SHI by Journeys, bracelet Cotton On cuff Forever 21, backpack Target

As much as I would love to be sporting leggings, over sized sweaters and boots, the weather doesn't call for it. The temperature is still warm outside and wearing a sweater during the daytime would be extremely uncomfortable. So for now I'm still in shorts, a sleeveless top and my gladiator sandals {also seen in this post.} However I intentionally tie a red and blue plaid flannel shirt around my waist to add a little fall spirit. Oh how I'm wishing for much cooler temperatures!
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