Friday, March 28, 2014

Lippies Haul!

    Hey Belles! Today I want to share with you a lipstick haul. aka my lippies haul! I really don't wear lipstick, but I've decided I want to try to get over my fear of going on in public with it on. So, I went on the hunt for some that I thought I would enjoy. I wanted to have bold lipsticks, & the one's I ended up getting I've heard about from various beauty gurus.

    I'm still pretty nervous to try the bold colors out and about. But, I'm slowly working up my courage. & hopefully by fall I'll be able to rock them! 

Here are some lip swatches of the ones I picked up:

Milani; Shade "27 Dulce Caramelo"

Revlon Colorburst; Shade "055 Cupcake"

Maybelline; Shade "880 Electric Orange"

Maybelline; Shade "645 Red Revival"

Revlon Lustrous; Shade "850 Plum Velour"

Milani; Shade "21 Sangria"

MAC Matte; Shade "AB3 Diva"

Let me know which one is your favorite!

Until next time,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

    Hey Belles! Today I'm going to be reviewing the Clarisonic Mia 2. I've always heard nothing but great things about Clarisonic's. So, I finally made the purchase, rather my fiancee made the purchase, hehe. I decided to get the Hollywood lights collection Mia 2 in purple. I know that it shouldn't matter that it lights up, but it totally does. 

    In addition to the clarisonic, I also got the ance brush head & clarisonic acne cleanser. It originally came with the sensitive skin brush head, but I felt like the acne one would be better for my skin.

    To start off with I'll talk about my skin. I have very acne prone skin, it's sort of combination. It's pretty oily while being pretty dry at the same time. In addition to that, it's extremely sensitive. I have to be careful with what I use on my face because, I will either swell up or have a really bad acne breakout. I also wear the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation, & while I love it, it's a pretty big pain in the butt to cleanse my face completely of it. So, when I kept seeing all these great things about the clarisonic, I decided I wanted it. 

    I purchased mine at Sephora for $150 & also got the cleansing pack with the acne cleanser & acne brush head for around $45. Yes, it is a rather expensive purchase. But I feel it's very much worth it. It comes with a carrying case, for traveling, a charger, & as I said before the sensitive skin brush head. It also comes with a two year warranty, & from what most people have said it lasts for years. 

    About the device itself, it claims "Clarisonic's patented sonic frequency oscillates back and forth at more than 300 movements per second to gently lift impurities." It has 2 speeds, low or high, 1 minute pulsing T-Timer, interchangeable brush heads, & battery life indicator. I do love the timer, It allows 20 seconds for your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose & chin, & 10 seconds per cheek. It helps me not stay in one place too long and over exfoliate & cause my skin to make more oil. It is also gentle enough, if used correctly, to use twice a day. 

    After using my clarisonic for just over a month, I've noticed a big change in my skin. It has made my skin not so flakey dry, attractive I know. & It makes my acne disappear. I will say though, I feel like my skin got worse before it got better. It does take your skin a little bit to get used to your new device, just like anything else when you add it to your face routine. It does recommend changing out your brush head every 3 months, & they usually run between $25-30. 

    So my overall verdict, YOU NEED IT. If you can afford it, you definitely need to make the investment. I love this thing. It has done wonders for my skin, & it feels so good using it! & I know if my sensitive skin can handle it, anything can!

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Favorite Youtubers

    Hey Belles! So, Today I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite people I watch on youtube. Everything from beauty gurus to just people vlogging. I would go into what youtube is, but I'm pretty sure most, if not all, of us in the blogging world know what youtube is. I get a lot of my inspiration from these girls/guys. 

My favorites are:

If you love watching youtube videos, make sure to check these out! They are all so creative.

Do you have favorite youtubers? If so, who are they?
Let me know below!

Until next time,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 2014 Ipsy Bag

    Hey Belles! Today, I'm going to share with you what I recieved in my March Ipsy bag. If you don't know what Ipsy is:

Ipsy was co-created by Michelle Phan, a famous youtube beauty guru. You pay $10/monthly & you receive 4-5 beauty products, sometimes samples, sometimes full size! This is an awesome subscription.

The theme for this months bag was "Destination Beauty", which seems to be a good theme since we are all over the cold weather & ready for some warm & sunny vacations.

& The bag this month was a selection from the artist, Klari Reis'.
It says "The print of this exclusive Ipsy makeup bag is a selection from artist, Klari Reis' geography-based series, "Street Anatomy," and showcases San Francisco, CA. (Reis' hometown and ipsy headquaters). To view more from Klari, please visit her website at"

So, let's jump into what I received this month!

PixiFlawless Beauty Primer ~ $22 full size

bareMinerals; Marvelous MOXIE Lipstick ~ $18 full size
Shade: Get Ready

NYXLove In Rio Eyeshadow Palette ~ $6 full size
Shade: No Tan Lines Allowed 

ChellaEyeliner Pen ~ $24 full size
Shade: Indigo Blue

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this bag. The only thing I'm not too happy about, is the Indigo Blue eyeliner pen. Just because, I don't like I'll ever really wear blue eyeliner. But, I can give it a try. The NYX quad has such pretty colors in it, so I know I'll be getting some use out of that. The Primer, I'll use. I'm always trying out new primers. The lipstick, I'll try. As I've mentioned before, I don't really wear lipstick. But, I'm going to start trying to more. 

If you'd like to subscribe to Ipsy for $10/Month, click HERE!

Do you already subscribe to Ipsy? If so, what did you receive this month?

Until next time,

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

    Hey Belles! It's been a little while since I've done a tag post, but today I'm going to be doing the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" post! I was tagged by the amazing Hope over Beauty & Bliss! She actually inspired me to start my own blog, you should definitely check her out & give her a follow!

The rules are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. Display the award on your post.
3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
4. State 7 things about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. 
Provide a link to your post.
7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.

So here are 7 things you probably don't know about me:

1. I have a two year old baby sister, who I ADORE.

2. I moved out of my parents almost two years ago.

3. I have two tattoos.

4. I had emergency gall bladder removal surgery in November, 2013.

5. I'm allergic to Nickel.

6. Country music is almost all I listen to.

7. My favorite actor is Leonardo Dicaprio.

I nominate: 

- Leigh-Ann @ Blushing Beauty

- Julie & Ashley @ 2030 Glam

- Sissi @ Beauty4Free2U

- Rosina @ Rosina Diaries

- Rachel @ Rach Raves

- Britnee @ Beauty Product A Day

- Lauren @ Daisy Drops

- Jana @ Life Could Be A Dream

- Amy @ Amy Loves

- Kimberly @ Kimberlys Beauty Blog

- Tanya @ Leopard Lace And Cheesecake

- Alyssa @ Southern Abundance

- Rachel @ Mrs. Brunette Beauty

- Becky @ Angels Secrets

    Even If I didn't tag you, feel free to join in on this tag! Let me know if you did below!

Until next time,