Makeup Monday: Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Happy Makeup Monday! Today I am sharing a quick little eyeshadow tutorial for you using the Tarte Clay Face Shaping Palette! I hope that you love it!

  1. Journey in the crease.
  2. Followed by Dunes.  
  3. Smoke on the outer V, blending toward the crease.
  4. Instinct on the lid.
  5. When in doubt, wing it out. 
  6. Desert to contour!

This post is sponsored by Allison Molina, thank you for being amazing!

4 Must Have Makeup Palettes

Happy Makeup Monday! I hope that your liner is winged to the gods and your lipstick is on point. Today I am sharing my four favorite makeup palettes that I can’t live without! They are perfect for fall and have a multi-purpose use!

  1. The Kay Von D Alchemist Highlight Pallet. This pallet is an intense highlighting one, but it is the perfect inner corner highlight for the eyes! It makes you look like your eyes are glowing.
  2. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Pallet. I’m sure that you have heard of this bad boy before, especially if you are a makeup lover like myself. This gorgeous pallet has all of the warm tone shadows that you will ever need for fall. It is seriously the best!
  3. The Morphe X Kathleen Lights Eyeshadow Pallet. This little baby is a dream come true. It has a nice mix between cool and warm tone shadows. So many different looks can be created with this pallet.
  4. The Tartelette in the Bloom Pallet. This little guy is your perfect everyday eyeshadow pallet, but if you have dark hair like me, a couple of these shades can double as eyebrow powders. I love a twofer!

You can never have enough makeup palettes!

Let me know if you would like to read a part two! I would be happy to post it for another Makeup Monday!! Let me know if you have any of these and which ones are your favs!

Stay Confident.

Product Review: Rodan +FIELDS & GIVEAWAY!

If you don’t already know, the key to good makeup application is great skin. Your face is a canvas, if you have the right tools, your painting will come out flawless. For today’s Makeup Monday I have a Rodan +FIELDS product review and giveaway. My friend Laura and I will be giving away 5 mini facials, so stay tuned!

In order to figure out what kind of treatment I needed, Laura, sent me a solution tool so that she could send over the proper samples!

I received the travel sized version of the Reverse Brightening Regiment.

The travel size comes with four steps:

  • Deep exfoliating wash
  • Intensive brightening toner
  • Dual active brightening complex
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen

Bonus:

Microdermabrasion Paste

Being someone that wears a lot of makeup, I need that intense exfoliating feel, so that I know my skin is being cleaned. I am also someone that has a lot of discoloration and some dark spots. The toner and brightening complex will help to reduce those problems. We all need SPF in our lives, it is the most important part of skin care!

My first thought when I received the products in the mail is that the travel size has a pretty fair amount of product. I love the simple yet bold packaging. The white makes the products look clean, while the yellow is bright, in your face, and refreshing.

Deep exfoliating wash:

While testing out the deep exfoliant wash, the smell was incredible, I am a sucker for an orange scent, and that is exactly what I got! I received the deep exfoliate feeling just as promised, it really made me feel like I got every inch of makeup off of my face. A clean face is a happy one!

Intensive Brightening Toner:

This toner has a tingling effect, which I love, that helps me to know that the product is actually working and cleansing!

Dual active brightening complex:

This contains retinol to help keep the pesky breakouts away. It feels so soothing and applies so smoothly.

Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen:

This sunscreen is a thick consistency, it has a hint of a sunscreen smell, but not too overpowering. SPF is a great product to have on under your makeup. The sun ages you, protect the skin!

All in all, I would rate Rodan + FIELDS products a 5/5. Trust me when I say that you need it in your life.

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Some fun facts to know about Rodan +FIELDS :

  • R+F is the #1 skincare brand across all price points developed by the doctors who created Proactiv
  • They target four main skin concerns: sensitive skin issues, sun damage/hyper pigmentation, acne, and anti-aging.
  • All products come with a 60-day empty bottle, money back guarantees.
  • All products are clinically proven and result driven.

Giveaway time!! 🎉🎉

5 mini facials will be given away! To enter you must:

  1. Follow this blog
  2. Follow my Instagram
  3. Follow Laura on Instagram

I will be contacting the winners on Instagram.

This giveaway will run for one week! So tell your friends, tell your family! I will be giving away 5 mini facials. 

GIVEAWAY products will include: Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask: This creamy, Kaolin clay-based cleansing mask dries quickly, drawing impurities from your pores without robbing your skin of essential moisture. This environmentally safe, finely granulated exfoliator also gently smooths out the skin and releases a skin conditioner for younger-looking, younger-feeling skin.

  • Redefine Night Renewing Serum: Contains a proprietary blend of powerful peptides and Retinol to visibly improve skin texture and brighten skin. Our time-release technology keeps this anti-aging serum working all night long to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores for firmer, younger-looking skin.
  • Redefine Lip Renewing Serum: Maintain fuller, younger-looking lips with REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum. Rich with peptides and vitamin E, this unique serum helps lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooths lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.
  • Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth.

For personalized skin consultations, contact Laura @lookinluminouswithlaura.

Product Review: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Happy Makeup Monday! One quick question, if you could only choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? If it’s mascara, you might want to go pick this one up! I love mascara, and this one just knocked more than half of them out of the park. Today I am reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. The color that I picked up is blackest black.

Packaging:

The tube is pretty heavy duty, a chic light pink look. Just simply gorgeous! The wand is pretty big and reminds me of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced.

Formula:

The mascara isn’t a wet consistency, it’s not dry, I feel as if it is perfect.

 

Moment of truth:

I rate this mascara a 5/5! It’s pretty amazing, as you can see for yourself. It gives me so much volume, length, and color payoff.

Have your tried this mascara? If so, do you like it?

Stay beautiful.

#BloggerBabe Series: Meet the Blogger

As a blogger, I am always curious to know what motivates other bloggers to get their work done. What their thought process is when it comes to blogging. Today I got to do just that, I got to interview a beautiful blogger friend of mine. Not only is Paige a very talented blogger, but she also has an amazing Instagram feed, along with a YouTube channel that has over 700 subscribers. Read along as I asked her all of the questions that I have been dying to know!

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What/ who inspired you to start your channel/blog/Instagram?

I have always (since I was younger) followed lots of different beauty/fashion accounts, it’s been something I have always had a passion for. After seeing girls around my age build up the confidence to start a youtube channel or blog, I thought, maybe I could do this too? I have always had a lot to say, ask my parents and they would tell you I never shut up, I could speak for England!! I have so much to voice my opinion on, not just on beauty and fashion but on more personal things, if my social profiles can help/influence someone else, then my job is done. I would mainly say a lot of people around me inspired me, there’s nothing you can’t do as long as you put your mind to it.

How long have you been building your brand?

If I’m honest, I didn’t know ‘building a brand’ was a thing until around 6 months ago when I really started getting serious on my Instagram/Blog photography. I would say that I have been taking ‘building’ my social profile seriously for around a good 6 months when really nice deals started coming through from brands, that is when I started treating my social media more as a part time job rather than just a hobby, don’t get me wrong it is great to have fun on your profiles because there is no wrong way to do it, but I like to try and keep mine very professional and targeted to my audience.

What is the next step for you?

This is such a hard question, because with social media E V E R Y T H I N G is unpredictable, but I suppose if I had a choice it would be to grow my channels a lot more and maybe look at it becoming a full-time thing, blogging/social media is a passion of mine and I love creating content people want to see, it makes me feel so happy!!

Do you have a routine when it comes to uploading content?

I wouldn’t say I have a set routine, I mean most of my weekends when I’m not working are spent in London taking pictures for my Instagram/blog or filming videos for my channel but I wouldn’t go all the way to say I have a set routine, I do what I can and try not to stress if I don’t get everything done, as this is my hobby I don’t want to stress and suck the fun out of something I really enjoy.

Would you say that blogging and YouTube has changed your confidence?

One million percent, YES!! I had little to no confidence before I started my social media channels, I was very bullied at school mainly for the way I looked and that is something that has always stayed with me, but growing my channels and seeing so many people enjoy my content has built my confidence so much. I am now not afraid to stand in the middle of London looking sassy AF taking pictures because I am doing it for me, yes people may stand and stare but you aren’t going to see them again so what’s the point in worrying about it?

Do you have a favorite topic that you love uploading? Fashion, beauty, or travel?

When I first started blogging, beauty was the main thing I really got into, mainly because I had watched thousands of makeup tutorials it was something I loved. However, recently the past year or so fashion has stepped up to be something I am mega interested in and this is something I now talk about on a daily basis. Travel is also something I am extremely passionate about, you can most likely see that from Instagram because I am always going places.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I am actually in Paris in a couple of weeks, but after that 100%, either Italy or Iceland is on the cards!!

Who would you say is your biggest role model?

In my life, definitely my Nan, she sadly passed away last year but she was a massive influence on me, she was always so sassy and fashionable, no word of a lie she would have a matching handbag to every outfit she owned (a complete life goal of mine haha) but she was always so supportive of everything I do socially.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My boyfriend has got to my number 1 fan!! He is always so interested in what I’m up to and is always excited to see what I get up to next, and probably my best friend Amy as well, she is always the first to congratulate me on something I achieve which is always so lovely!!

What is your drink order? Coffee, tea, soda?

A good old cup of English tea!!

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color has always been a really light blue, but if I were answering this fashion wise, it would have to be black haha.

Who is your favorite YouTuber?

Favorite YouTuber would have to be InTheFrow, I look up to her like a big sister I think she is just brilliant and she works so hard on all of her social platforms.

Who is your favorite blogger?

Again, this would have to be InTheFrow or Lissy Roddy, they are both amazing and their fashion accounts are beautiful!!

How would you describe your fashion style?

I honestly don’t have one, I see something I like and I buy it haha. I can go from dressing up joggers to a full ball gown to smart trousers and a blazer to jeans and a cute crop top, anything I love.
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Isn’t she amazing? Thank you so much, Paige, for being apart of my Blogger Babe Series!
You can follow Paige on all of her social media sites below.

If you would like to be a part of the Blogger Babe Series, let me know in the comments, or send me an email. I will send you over a list of questions and your answers will be featured on a Work It Wednesday, here on my blog.

Makeup Monday: Beauty Wishlist

 

What would a Makeup Monday be without some makeup? Hello there gorgeous, today I am sharing a few products that are on my beauty wishlist. These are products that I am dying to try out and cannot wait to get my hands on!

 

 

 

 

If you have any of these products on your wishlist, let me know which ones they are. If you have tried any of these products, be sure and let me know what you think of them!

Makeup Monday: LipSense Review

Oh my goodness! I am sure that you have heard of LipSense before, right? Well if you haven’t, I am here to tell you all about it. Basically it is this amazing liquid lipstick that is known to last for up to 18 hours! I know, crazy huh.

 



When I received my starter kit, it came in an adorable little mesh bag. It had a color liquid lipstick, a gloss, and an oops remover. It also had the application directions in it. It retails in the US for about $55.00, and you are about to find out if it was worth it or not.

This product is all about application, if it’s applied correctly, the longer it will last. You can find this product mostly online, there are tons of distributors.

APPLICATION:

Apply three thin layers of color, not letting your lips touch. After color is dry, apply gloss, and then you are ready for your day!



When I applied my LipSense, it had a tingling effect to it. I did some research and it does that to dry lips, so make sure that your lips are nice and moisturized before the application.

This product claims to be:

  • Waterproof
  • Kiss proof
  • Smudge proof
  • Rub off proof

Basically everything proof!

Believe me when I tell you that it is!! My color lasted 8 hours and it looked fabulous at the end of the day! My husband hates when I have lipstick on and he can’t kiss me. With LipSense, he can kiss me all day without a worry that he is going to have red lips himself.

Overall I rate LipSense a 5/5, I am even considering becoming a sales consultant! Let me know if you have tried LipSense before and how you feel about it.

THE DISNEY TAG

Oh my goodness! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found this tag! This is so perfect and so fitting for me. For those of you that don’t know, I am a huge Disney fan. I love all things Disney, I take all of the Disney quizzes on Facebook, the whole shebang! My mind is still blown that I came across this tag on twitter! I love it!

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Dory from Finding Nemo. Who doesn’t love her. Did I mention that the Ellen plays the voice of Dory????

FAVORITE PRINCESS: I would have to say Jasmine or Ariel. Tough call.

FAVORITE HEROINE: Merida for sure. She goes after what she believes and she is just so brave. No pun intended!

FAVORITE PRINCE: Shang from Mulan. Best looking prince by far. 

FAVORITE HERO: Prince Eric, hands down. 

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Pastel, the little thing from Tangled. He is just so adorable.

FAVORITE SIDEKICK: Tito from Oliver & Company. He is just so hilarious.

FAVORITE VILLAIN: Maleficent, I LOOVVVEE Maleficent the movie. It shows the good side of her and really explains why she is a villain.

FAVORITE ORIGINAL CHARACTER: The Aristocats. A great classic and family movie.

FAVORITE LOVE SONG: Love is an open door, (Frozen). I don’t like the fact that the cutest love song ever was a duet with a villain, but I will get over it.

FAVORITE SONG: Stand Out by Power Line. If you have never watched “A Goofy Movie”, go now.

FAVORITE VILLAIN SONG: That would have to be Mother Knows Best by Mother Gothel.

FAVORITE KISS: Max and Roxanne.

FAVORITE CLASSIC: I am going to keep referencing A goofy Movie, because it is my favorite.

SONG THAT ALWAYS GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD: Hakuna Matata.

FAVORITE PIXAR MOVIE: Inside Out, it is just so adorable and real.

LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE: Dumbo. It may be because Dumbo gets drunk and sees a bunch of pink and purple elephants? Or that his moma gets beat and separated from him. I don’t know, just not my favorite.

FAVORITE SEQUAL: Finding Dory, baby Dory is just so cute.

OVERRATED DISNEY MOVIE: I don’t think that any of them are really overrated to be honest.

UNDERRATED: The Great Mouse Detective, it is such a good movie.

MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH: The Aristocats and The Emperor’s New Groove.

MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU CRY: UP! Oh my gosh, I remember the first time that I watched that movie, I balled my eyes out!

SADDEST SCENE IN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE: I would have to say that the saddest scene in A Goofy Movie is when Max yelled at Goofy at Lester’s Possum Park.

SADDEST DEATH: Bambi’s mom. Tear..

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You’re only a fool if you give up.” -Aladdin

FAVORITE THEME PARK: I have only been to Disneyland in Anaheim once, and it was for grad night. 

FAVORITE ATTRACTION: Never rode one.

FAVORITE SHOW: This question isn’t really specific, so if we are taking about shows at Disneyland then it is the Firework show. If we are talking about shows on the Disney Channel, then they are Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven.

We have reached the end! I had so much fun answering these questions. They were a lot harder than you think! Feel free to do this tag and pass it on! 


Disclaimer: I found all of the pictures on Google.