SPI Cosmetics Pink 12pc Brush Set | Review

May 30, 2017

I was so excited when SPI emailed me about reviewing some of their brushes. I love makeup brushes so much! I mostly use Real Techniques so I love trying new brands. 

"Sassi's cruelty-free brush set is perfect for applying your favorite cosmetics with style. This set includes twelve of our high-quality brushes for the eyes, cheeks, and complexion.

SET INCLUDES: (1) Angled Liner Brush, (1) Brow and Lash Comb, (1) Smoky Liner Brush, (1) Bent Liner Brush, (1) Small Concealer Brush, (1) Large Concealer Brush, (1) Small Eyeshadow Brush, (1) Small Eyeshadow Brush, (1) Fan Brush, (1) Foundation Brush, (1) Contour Brush, (1) Powder Brush, (1) Brush Case

Makeup application is effortless thanks to the Pink! Synthetic Makeup Brushes.
Featuring two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly.

Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption.

- Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
- Two-toned synthetic fibers
- Exclusively designed ergonomic handle for total control"

-SPI Product Description

These brushes are from SPIcosmetics.com and are $18.

Monthly Favorites | May 2017

May 28, 2017

How is May almost over already? It seems like it just started! I feel like I say that every month. I think I should probably just give up on the months feeling longer.

May was a pretty great month. I when to Cincinnati and visited my sister and my niece and nephew. I started selling ad spots and got my first advertisers which I'm so excited to tell you about next week!

This month I also posted my 75th blog post of 2017. My goal for 2017 was to upload 75-100+ posts this year. This post is my 83rd of the year. I'm so happy and I'm so proud of myself for hitting my goal and keeping to my every other day upload schedule!

So onto what I loved this month. I didn't try many new products this month so I'll be throwing in some old favorites in that I have been using this month.

Geek Confessions

May 26, 2017

Not to long ago I did a post about my unpopular geek opinions. This is kind of similar. People in geek communities get so offended if you say you have never seen something or read something.

So today I'm going to share some of my geek confessions. The things I've never read or watched.

Influenster #GlowVoxBox - Unboxing

May 24, 2017

I'm so excited to try out another VoxBox! I've done 3 so far. The GlamVoxBox, the SproutVoxbox and the Maybelline BetterSkin Powder VoxBox. I got the Maybelline one when I was in a blogging slump so I never did a post on it.

If you haven't heard of Influenster they are a company that send products to Social Media influencers for testing and review. I did a whole post about them when I got my first box. You can read that here.

Anyway onto wants in the box.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Big Sexy Double The Lip Kit | Review + Swatches (Lipstick & Liner All In One)

May 22, 2017

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Big Sex Lip Kit

"They’re real! double the lip creates visibly fuller-looking lips in one easy step. The BIG sexy lipstick set includes four of these sexy lipsticks & liners. Each custom teardrop tip grabs & defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for visibly fuller, sexier lips instantly!"

- Benefit Product Description

Benefit says that in a 1 week panel of 110 women "95% said it’s super easy to apply, 91% said lips look visibly fuller and sexier, 92% said it grabs & defines the lip line" and in a test with 20 of the panelist they had "8 hours of BEYOND BELIEF color!"

Benefit describes the colors as Flame Game, a fiery orange-red, Pink Thrills, a real pink, Revved-Up Red, a cherry red, and Lusty Rose, a rosy neutral.

This set is available for $29 at Ulta, Sephora and on benefitcosmetics.com US. This set is also available in the UK for £25.50 at Debenhams and benefitcosmetics.com UK.

My Favorite Disney & Pixar Films

May 20, 2017

When I was a kid I never liked musicals. So I never really watched Disney films. I still haven't watched any originals other than Cinderella. And to be honest I don't remember it very well.

So most of the Disney films I like are the ones they've made partnered with Pixar. I only recently started to like musicals a little bit and so I like some of the newer Disney films but some are still to show tuney for me.

Ulta Birthday Gift - 2017 2nd Quarter

May 18, 2017

I love beauty reward programs! Coupons, exclusive deals and birthday gifts! Sephora does same gift for the whole year but Ulta changed their gift every 3 months. I did a post in February about Ulta's first quarter gift and sephora's 2017 gifts.  

My mom got this quarter's gift and gave it to me. I was so excited to see that it was the new Lancome Mascara as a pre-release sample! This mascara is coming to Ulta in July. I'm so excited to try it before launch!

Summer Lips

May 16, 2017

I can't believe it's almost summer! How is the first day of summer only a little over a month away? I say that but I've had my AC on for about 2 weeks so I shouldn't really be surprised.

I have always been a fan of any shade in any season so instead of going all reds or all corals or nudes I've compiled a little list for you if my favorite lip products that wear really well in the heat.

Urban Decay The Ultimate Pair in Blackmail - Vice Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil | Review & Swatches

May 14, 2017

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Liner 

"It's the ultimate pair for ultra long wear - together in one sleek package. The Ultimate Pair by Urban Decay contains a full-size Vice Lipstick in one of UD's bestselling shades along with a matching full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil so you can create an addictive lip look that really lasts.

Get primed and ready for action with 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. This waterproof liner glides on smoothly to prime AND define - for long-lasting lip color and clean lines. Smooch. Pout. Smack. Nibble. Lick. 24/7 stays put through everything (yes, EVERYTHING) you do. UD's waterproof formula glides on smoothly, stays creamy and defines your lips with gorgeous color. And unlike a lot of other waterproof pencils, 24/7 never feels dry or cakey. Moisturizing vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish your lips every time you reapply.

After you've primed your lips with 24/7, apply Vice Lipstick. Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. The pigment load is insane! And every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! UD's proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion. Plus, this creamy formula is loaded with nourishing ingredients. Yummy Butter Blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. And vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants."

- Urban Decay's Product Description of the Ultimate Pair Set 

What's In My Makeup Bag | May 2017

May 12, 2017

I can't believe it's May. This year is going by so fast! I'm pretty sure my brain has lost complete track of time. I was looking for a particular YouTube video the other and I was convinced it was uploaded in August or September of last year. Turns out it was uploaded in February of this year. My sense of time is all out of whack.

I was looking through my makeup bag this morning and switched some things out since the last time I showed you so I figured it's time to update you all on what is in my makeup. It doesn't feel like 3 months since I uploaded my last WIMMB in February.

The Liebster Award

May 10, 2017

I was nominated by the lovely Britt of Alternative Speaking. Thank you so much Brit! I'm so excited for my 3rd blog award! Thank you so much to Britt for nominating me! You can check out her post here.

My Geek Fandoms

May 08, 2017

Being a geek means being in a lot of fandoms. You fall in love with a ton of movies and TV Shows and books. Their universes become so real and you can get lost in them for hours.

Today I wanted to tell you guys about the universes I've fallen in love.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer | Review + Swatches

May 06, 2017

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

"Dust this award-winning bronzing powder over your chin, cheeks and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking "tan" year-round. It's pure matte color…no sparkle or shine!"

- Benefit's Product Description

"Dust on Benefit Cosmetics’ iconic Hoola Matte Bronzer across the chin, cheeks, and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking tan that flatters any skin tone. Complete with a soft, natural-bristle cheek brush, it delivers pure matte color—without leaving behind shine or shimmer. It’s ideal for fair complexions or for use as an all over finishing powder, and it instantly warms your complexion, leaving you with a healthy-looking, believable glow year round. The finely milled matte bronzer blends on smoothly and seamlessly."

- Sephora's Product Description

The Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is available for $29 at Ulta, Sephora, Benefit Boutiques and on benefitcosmetics.com US.

It is also available for £24.50 at Debenhams, Benefit Boutiques and on benefitcosmetics.com UK.

The Time I Almost Died

May 04, 2017

I asked on my twitter what you guys wanted me to post today. I held a poll and most of you picked a story from my childhood. So I thought go big or go home! Let's start off a storytime series by telling the story about the time I almost died.

The Blogger TAG - Part 2

May 02, 2017

Happy May everyone! Today I bring you a sort of part 2 to The Blogger Tag. I was tagged by the lovely Howling Wolfheart to do The Blogger Tag. Some of you may remember I did Blogger tag in back in January. In that one I took a bunch of questions I've seen online and made my own tag. Since the questions are different I decided to do this as a part 2!

You can read Kitten's answers to the tag here

I also did the Beauty Blogger Tag about 2 weeks ago. Those questions were more beauty based but you can check that out if you would like.

Now onto the tag!