Monthly Favorites | June 2017

June 29, 2017


How is June almost over? This year isn't even happening. It was December yesterday, right? Maybe it feels so fast because 2016 dragged on.

I didn't try much this month in the way of makeup. Using some old favorites. I did discover a bunch of movies and TV shows this month.


NYX Matte Bronzer | Review + Swatches

June 27, 2017


NYX Matte Bronzer

"Perfect for Spring Summer and beyond – the Matte Bronzers have arrived! Achieve a natural and healthy looking complexion using any of the powder bronzers available in five russet shades. Perfect for that desired honey glow all year long!"

- NYX Product Description


The NYX Matte Bronzer is available for $8.99 at ulta and $9 on nyxcosmetics.com

Here is my experience with the NYX Matte Bronzer.

25 Little Things

June 25, 2017


Life moves by so fast and sometime we don't stop to enjoy all the little parts of our lives. So inspired by Columbus's Rule #32 in Zombieland I've recently decided to enjoying the little things.

I decided to make a list of the little things that make me happy. And enjoy them more. Take time to let them make me happy.


Product VS - Bronzers

June 23, 2017


Last week I told you about my favorite bronzers. Today I thought I'd put all the bronzers I own head to head to see which one is the best. I currently own 5 bronzers but only put 4 in the favorites post.

I love the bronzers from my favorites post but there has to be one that is better than the best right? So which bronzer is the best? Urban Decay Beached Bronzer, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Lorac Matte Bronzer, NYX Matte Bronzer or Rimmel London Natural Bronzer?


Why Harry Potter Should Have Been A TV Show

June 21, 2017


When books get turned into movies so much is lost. I really wish they would do TV shows honestly. So much import but little things get cut when the book hit the big screen. So many details could be saved if they make the books TV shows instead.

This only applies to series but series are pretty much the only books that get so much dumped during production. If they were TV shows instead 1-3 chapters could make up an episode and each book could be a season. It would be so much better that way. 

So here is why I think Harry Potter should have been a TV show.


SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask | Review

June 19, 2017






"This clarifying mask draws out dirt and congestion while helping absorb excess oil and improve the appearance of troubled skin. A proprietary blend of African Black Soap and Raw Shea Butter helps to clarify, balance and soothe blemish-prone skin. Skin feels purified and refreshed."

- Shea Moisture's Product Description


This mask is available for $15.99 at Ulta and $14.99 at Target and on sheamoisture.com

Here is my experience with the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Mud Mask.

A Blog Without a Niche | Why I Blog About Anything & Everything

June 17, 2017


When I started this blog I really only wrote about beauty. I wanted to do DIYs and lifestyle too. I decided early on that I wanted this blog to be about everything I loved. I wanted to be about my life and my loves. So that's what I decided to do this year.


My Favorite Bronzers

June 15, 2017


Summer is almost upon us! That means everyone is about to go bronzer crazy! I really love bronzers! I'm a huge fan of matte, warm bronzers. So that will be a common theme in this post.

I fell in love with bronzer so much over the last year! I think it may partially the fact that I'm super pale so everything looks orange and partially the fact that it was only recently that I learnt how to truly use bronzer.


My Summer Bucket List

June 13, 2017


How is the first day of summer a week from today? This year has flown by so far! When you're a kid they don't tell you how fast time goes the older you get. Time feels like trudging through sludge as a kid. And as an adult it feels like it's going to fast you haven't even lived it.

So I've decided to start making seasonal bucket lists to help me slow down and enjoy things. I have a 35 Before 35 List but I want to make season lists. So today I have for you a list of 40 things I want to do this Summer from June 21st to September 22nd.


NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams | Review + Swatches

June 11, 2017



NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

"Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a fan favorite."

NYX Product Description

"NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream straddles the line between lipstick and gloss!

Benefits:
- Creamy, lustrous formula applies like silk
- Soft matte finish exudes a sensual glow
- Unique innovative texture adds the perfect polish to any look"

Ulta Product Description

These lip creams are available for $5.99 at Ulta and $6 on nyxcosmetics.com

Here is my experience with NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams.


2017 Goals - 6 Month Check-in

June 9, 2017


I can't beleive that year is half over! I swear the older I get the faster they go by. In January I uploaded my 2017 Goals. In that post I set 5 goals for my blog and myself in 2017.  


Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed | Review + Swatches

June 7, 2017


Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

"There’s nothing sexier than bronzy, glowing skin—sans the sun damage, of course. When you get the look right, it’s SO right. But get it wrong, and you risk looking like you had a run-in with an Oompa-Loompa (not pretty). Nail the golden goddess look every time with Beached Bronzer. 

Dust this silky powder on your face or all over your whole body—and look like you spent a week hanging out on the sunny beaches of Fiji (rather than in a drab, windowless office). 

Our finely milled, super-soft formula applies smoothly, doesn’t streak, and creates a radiant glow that won’t quit. Get Beached (not burned); these universally flattering matte shades provide sheer, natural-looking coverage every time. 

If you swore off powder bronzers because they always felt dry and applied unevenly, you’ll be blown away by how different Beached Bronzer is. Wende loves to use this formula after contouring to make her skin look less flat and more dimensional. Finely milling the powder gives it an ultra creamy texture that feels amazing on your skin, while HPP (Highlighter Performing Pigments) Technology provides rich color, long-lasting elements and the perfect level of coverage. And wait until you see how easy it is to use! 

One glance at the artwork on our Beached Bronzer compact, and you’ll feel instantly transported to a tropical island. (Picture yourself on the sand gazing up at palm trees, and you’ll get the idea.) We even included a full-size mirror—perfect for applying on the go."

- Urban Decay Product Description


This bronzer is available for $28 at Ulta, Sephora and urbandecay.com

Here is my experience with the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer. 



Meet My June Advertisers

June 5, 2017


I'm so excited to bring you my first advertisers! I started offering ad spots and these are the lovely people supporting me in June!

My Favorite Video Games

June 3, 2017


Video games are my favorite thing to do when I have free time. I have loved video games since I was a kid. I started playing the Nintendo 64 when I was only 4 years old. I started playing young and will keep playing until I can't anymore.


5 Lipsticks for Life

June 1, 2017


I decided at the beginning of the year that I wanted to do at least one lip product post per month. So while brainstorming ideas for lip posts I thought, what if you could only have 5 lipsticks for the rest of time. Sometimes my own brain scares me.

The idea of 5 lipsticks forever is a bit horrifying. So of course I had to do it!