August Birchbox

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Around the end of August I finally decided to get a subscription to Birchbox: a popular beauty, hair care, body care, and healthy eating company that sends out a monthly box made up of five samples handpicked just for you. If this is your first time ever hearing about Birchbox, please allow me to educate you. After you sign up for your ten-dollar a month (just ten dollars!) subscription, you make your profile tailored to your skin/hair types, add preferences of samples to come in the mail, and other things you are interested in seeing in your Birchbox. I am a big fan of things being custom made or picked just for me and this company is perfect just for that.

Fall Nail Color Picks

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



In the middle of Fashion Month, fall looks from February are starting to make an appearance in stores and new ones for the upcoming spring/summer season next year are being put on display for the first time. With the fall season arriving, colors are changing, and I don't just mean on the leaves. Fall clothing has started to appear and also fall nail colors. Here are my picks for the perfect fall nail colors...

The Samples | 9.11.14

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation- I was quite excited to try out this foundation when I saw it was a bonus choice on Sephora’s website. I got the shade “I’m All The Rage” Beige, which actually turned out to be one or two shades too dark for my skin. The formula is really nice, however; it reminds me of the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. I felt like this was a bit heavier upon application it but after wearing it all day, I really liked the coverage and look it gave me. I would probably purchase this foundation after getting matched properly by a specialist.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara- This mascara came in a duo with a lipstick, which I’ll mention below. I have posted mascara reviews recently and I can still say I really like this mascara. It goes on very nicely, coating each lash, and makes them look really good. I felt like I could see every lash but it also volumized and make my lashes look really nice and full. I would definitely pick up a full sized version when I’m in need of mascara.

Make Up For Ever Lipstick in No 9 Copper Pink- I’m not really a lipstick kind of girl, but this is a lovely shade that’s versatile to wear during the day or on a night out. Copper Pink is more of a fall shade but it could be a good evening spring color. The formula is really light, making your lips look smooth and feel moisturized. If I wanted to try a new lipstick, I would go back to Make Up For Ever.

Kate Somerville Daily Moisturizer- I am a firm believer in a good moisturizer, and this Kate Somerville product was a good choice. It reminds me of milk… if milk came in a gel-like formula (weird, I know). It’s very light and smells good, too. The moisturizer took good care of my skin and lasted me all week.

Make Up For Ever Setting Spray- My make up always stays in place throughout my entire day, so I have never needed a setting spray. I decided to give this one a chance since it came in my package. I felt quite stupid spraying something in the direction of my face. Once I did spray this on, however, it just felt like water misting my skin. I didn’t see a big difference my make up staying, but if someone needs a setting spray I’m sure this would be a good choice.


Kate Somerville Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum- This little duo is for those who want some added radiance and extra care for their skin. I gave this one to my mother so she could try it out since it promotes youthful-looking skin (but it obviously does more than that). I have always been a fan of dual products, and my mother ended up enjoying this one as well. The only issue she had was that the “Mega-C” part irritated her skin, causing to her experience a burning sensation after application. But once she put the other part on top, it helped to relieve the burning. So if you get this product, use it with care!

The Mascara Post | Drugstore Picks

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



Following my mascara post that went up the other day (read here) here is the other one featuring my drugstore picks! I know this post seems quite long but it is worth the time to read! Join me and my mascaras as I tell you about my experiences with them all.  

Listen, Watch, Wash

Sunday, September 7, 2014



Listen

An album I’ve been listening to a lot recently is Language & Perspective, by the California native band Bad Suns. I first heard Bad Suns when they opened for The 1975 in June and after hearing a few songs, my friends and I agreed that this group was really good. They seemed really excited to be performing in Charleston and their sound was really unique to me. I had heard one song before but when the album came out, I decided to add it to my library. My favorite tracks are “Dancing on Quicksand” and “We Move Like the Ocean.” They are definitely a group to check out if you are a fan of Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Foster the People, and HAIM.

Watch

If you’re like me, then when you start a new TV show or season, it’s all you ever want to do. At the moment, I am enjoying (read: binge-watching) season three of Once Upon a Time, which returns to ABC on September 28th. Starting with season one, this multi-layered story begins in Storybrooke, Maine where fairy tale characters like Snow White, Prince Charming, Jiminy Cricket, and the Evil Queen have all been placed and have no memory of who they really are. Each episode usually introduces a different fairy tale character and viewers learn their backstory and also who their personas are in Storybrooke. Once Upon a Time has been crafted and written so wonderfully and the storylines are incredibly intricate. This is definitely one show I could watch over and over again and still be on the edge of my seat.

Wash

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is an amazing skin care product to use two to three times a week to help clear pores. Two of my friends have used it and have been pleased with the results so about a month ago I purchased it myself. You don't need much, maybe a quarter size and once you rub it on it goes to work. Once it's hardened, you wash it off and I usually moisturize after. It instantly makes skin feel smoother and cleaner. 

The Mascara Post | Prestige Picks

Saturday, September 6, 2014



This post may seem quite long but definitely worth the time to read. So take a seat and check out my experiences with these little beauties (and not so beautiful)...

My First Lush Visit

Tuesday, September 2, 2014



This past Thursday, Lush finally here in Charleston. I bold and italicize it because it has taken about a year for it to finally open its doors to the public. After finding out in my class, I couldn’t stop thinking about going. So once I left class about 8:30, I decided to drive by and see if they were still open and I was happy to see the lights still on and people shopping around inside. The store is quite small, as most Lushes are, but houses plenty of choices of products. Cassandra, one of the employees, quickly greeted me and I told her what I was looking for. I had such a happy visit, it made my night. So here is what I got…

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