Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fall Makeup Haul

I recently went shopping to update my makeup for fall. I am still debating whether or not to get Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but in the mean time I spent way too much at MAC and Sephora. I have no regrets because I am loving everything.

Fall makeup haul (edited)

Hourglass | Mineral Veil Primer– This primer is my favorite. I had a 100 point sample from Sephora and I scraped it dry with a q-tip. My makeup lasts all day when I use this.

Too Faced Melted Lipstick | Melted Berry– I tried this on a couple weeks ago at Ulta and loved the color. It is a berry/red/pink that is perfect for fall. I had been thinking about it ever since then, so I decided to pick it up when I saw it at Sephora.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish | Soft&Gentle– This is such a beautiful highlighter. It leave a shimmer like my cheeks were dusted by a fairy. I know it is a little pricey, but you do get enough to last you a lifetime.

MAC Powder Blush | Peachykeen- I wanted a new blush for fall and I was drawn to this warm, peach color. It is a nice break from summery pink, flushed colors. I have actually been wearing this with no bronzer to give me a healthy, bright, glowy cheek on minimal makeup days.

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow | Phoebe– According to this is a deep shimmering amethyst. I have green eyes and this really makes them pop. I am really excited to try applying this with some Fix+ from MAC to really give myself a super shimmery eye look.

MAC | 116 Brush- When the woman at the MAC counter used this on me I knew I had to have it. It is a really versatile brush. She used it to contour my bronzer, apply my blush AND highlight my cheekbones. I have mostly been using it to apply the perfect wash of my new blush.

MAC Lip Pencil | Half-Red- Such a gorgeous brownish-red lip liner. It gives me a Kylie Jenner inspired lip. I was hesitant to rock this color but I really do love it. I know I will be reaching for this all fall and winter long.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Kinda Sexy- I actually bought this before I went to Italy this summer, but I felt like I should include it. It is a coral, nude shade. It can be worn alone or with any nude, coral, or pink lip gloss over top. It can be worn a ton of ways and even though I bought it as a summer color I will be using it year round.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Taupe- I got this color to go along with the lip liner. I like to wear them together for an extra long lasting lip combo, but I wear this on its own too. It can be a nice wash of color or you can build it for a sort of brown, dark nude lip on the go!

Sorry for the picture quality. I just got a new camera and am trying to figure out how to use it and what I am going to need to get to improve my photos! Are you updating your makeup collection for fall? If so, let me know what you are loving or want to try out!



Top Ten: Favorite YouTubers

A couple weeks ago, I shared my favorite blogs (here). While creating that post, I realized that I am equally obsessed with YouTube. I do enjoy the occasional cat video, but I spend most of my time on YouTube watching vlogs and beauty gurus. Here are my top ten but there are definitely more. Who’s your favorite?

The Saccone Jolys– Their daily vlogs are the reason I spend so much time on YouTube. They have two adorable children and the best accents. I watch their vlogs every day and I cannot get enough.

Jaclyn Hill– She is hilarious, beautiful, flawless, and has the best recommendations. When Jaclyn tells me she loves something, I almost always seriously consider buying it. She used to work at MAC and shares so many tips for making makeup easier and look more flawless and natural. But watch with caution or your bank account will be in trouble!

Tanya Burr– I have a thing for British YouTubers. Tanya seems like the kindest, happiest and most authentic person. You can’t help but smile when you watch her videos and her makeup is always so stunning. Plus, I think that her and her fiance, Jim, are the sweetest couple.

Hannah Maggs– Hannah and her husband, Steffen, do weekly vlogs along with their son Greyson/Mr. G. The artistry and editing of these videos is unlike most I have seen on YouTube. They use great camera angles, unique background music and make you think of life in such a new and fun way. I look forward to their video every Sunday. Do yourself a favor and find the video where Mr. G goes to the baby spa for the first time!

Essie Button– I feel like Estee and I would be great friends because we are on the same level of awkward. She has such unique recommendations and is not the stereotypical beauty guru. I also enjoy popping over to her vlog channel every once and a while to check in on her adventures with her boyfriend, Aslan, and their dog, Reggie.

Missglamorazzi– First things first, watch her apartment tour! Ingird has so many great recommendations from brands that you typically don’t hear about. She also offers a lot of great tips and tricks in her videos about products and how to use them. I love that she posts healthy recipes on her channel that always give me inspiration.

Nicole Guerriero– Her tutorials are amazing. She has some seriously crazy tutorials that are definitely not for daily wear but will blow you away with what makeup can do. I love that she often includes bloopers at the end of her videos.

Makeup By Alli– Alli was one of the first channels I subscribed to. She uses a great mix of drug store and high end products. She isn’t afraid to use color and spice things up. I love when her cat, Biscuit, makes cameos in her videos.

Jenna Marbles– OBVIOUSLY! I think Jenna is hysterical. It is inspiring to see a woman who is unapologetically herself. Plus she has the guts to say what a lot of people are thinking. My two favorite videos are How to Avoid Talking to People you Don’t Want to Talk to (you may have already seen this) and What Bitches Wear at the Airport! Both have me in tears no matter how many times I watch them.

MM and L Show– I have a love-hate relationship with MM&L. I love their old videos and have not been too thrilled with their newest stuff. They do have a lot of great health, fitness and skin care tips; so they are worth checking out if you are interested in those topics. They were the first channel I ever subscribed to so I watch their videos regardless of my love-hate relationship. I love that they are both strong and independent women! Watch their first drugstore beauty video!

Do you have any favorites that I didn’t mention? Let me know.


What’s Good Wednesday #2

Boo! Happy October everyone! It’s hump day again and that means time for another What’s Good Wednesday. Let me know what little things are making you smile this week.

chocolate popcorn

The most delicious “healthy” popcorn. I found this recipe on Niomi Smart’s YouTube channel and made it that night. It is as good as it looks. I will probably make it in bigger batches to give as holiday treats to friends and family.

sequin reflections

I wore sequins to work mid-week and had a disco reflection dance party in the car on the way home.

bath bombs (edited)

I recently made my first bath bomb purchases at Lush. I just thought all the colors were vibrant and smells were invigorating. I cannot wait to spend a little time relaxing, pampering myself and using my new products.