Sunday, December 27, 2015

20 Fun Questions-Tag!

Hey guys, welcome back! I wanted to do a fun, get-to-know me type tag before I did my next serious post.  I would love to tag anyone else who writes a blog to do this, or if you don't have a blog, definitely feel free to answer these questions in the comments.  I would love to get to know my readers too!
Oh! And by the way, I found these questions from a blog called The Totally Insane Writer, and just modified them a little.  Here is her original post-go check it out if you're curious!

Alright, let's get started~

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Hey guys! How are ya?  Long time no see, huh?

Now that the semester has come to an end and the new year is about to begin, I thought I would try to get back into the swing of this blogging thing.

Before we get there, I wanted to take the time to wish anyone who might be reading a very Merry Christmas!  I've been taking time to reflect on the past year and to take time to appreciate what I've gained and what I've learned.  I encourage you all to do the same, because you're never guaranteed more time with the people you love.  So moral of the story, let the special people in your life know how much they mean to you, and don't waste time wondering if it's a good time to do so or not-because it is!

I hope you all had a great day with your family and loved ones celebrating either Christmas, or whatever other holiday you may observe.

With love~
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Unicorn Pixie Dust | A Purple Makeup Tutorial

If you like unicorns and fairies and pixie dust and purple, this is the makeup look for you.  I hope you all enjoy.  A big thank you to my OG readers who have stuck with me since the beginning.  Love you all.  MUAH!

~Products Used~

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
NYC Loose Translucent setting powder
NYX Blush in Taupe
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush
Benefit Watts Up highlighter
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Lightscapade
e.l.f. Blush Brush
NYX Cream Blush, Natural 
Sigma F40 Blush Brush

Urban Decay Shadow Pencil, Delinquent
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
*Morphe Jaclyn Hill Favorites*
*Shade ES38*
Sigma E55 Shader Brush
*Shade ES16*
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
*Shade ES48*
MAC 217 Brush
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow, Unicorn
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Wet n' Wild single shadow, Brule
C.S. Big ass fluffy brush
Jordana Made to Last Eyeliner, Black Point
Eco Tools Liner Brush
*Shade ES04*
e.l.f. Blending Brush
Miss Adoro #505 lashes

NYX Lipliner, Peekaboo Neutral
MAC Lipstick, Creme Cup

Have a beautiful day~
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Golden Glow | Makeup Tutorial

~Products Used~

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, 110 Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me concealer, Fair
NYC Loose Translucent Powder
Wet n' Wild Silver Lake Blush trio, Fair Trade Coffee
(Bronzer and Highlight)
Milani Baked Blush, Luminoso

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Sin
Milani Bella Eyes eyeshadow, Bella Caffe
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
MAC eyeshadow, Texture
MAC 217
MAC eyeshadow, Jest
Sigma E55 Shader Brush
MAC Mineralized Shadow, Invincible Light (foiled)
Urban Decay Naked 2 brush
MAC eyeshadow, Vanilla
Coastal Scents big ass fluffy brush
e.l.f. Smudge Pot, Back to Basics
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
MAC eyeshadow, Woodwinked
e.l.f. Smudger Brush
MAC Feline Kohl Power
Eco Tools Angled Liner Brush
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
Posh lashes, #46

Loreal Infalliable Lipliner, Au Naturale
MAC lipstick, Coral Bliss
NYX Butter Gloss, Creme Brule

Have a beautiful day~
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Hollywood Summer | Makeup Tutorial

Hey there! Welcome back.  I have a few fun blog posts planned for the near future,but until then, enjoy this makeup tutorial inspired by Hollywood Glamour!

~Products Used~

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe (not shown)
Maybelline Brow Drama in Blonde (not shown)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige
MAC Cork eyeshadow
Sigma E40 blending brush
Coastal Scents Light Taupe Hot Pot
Sigma E40
Coastal Scents Burnt Umber Hot Pot
MAC 226 tapered crease brush
MAC Mulch eyeshadow
Sigma F70 concealer brush
MAC Nylon eyeshadow
Sigma F70
Mary Kay Black Noir gel liner
Sigma E05 liner brush
Miss Adoro #99 false lashes (application not shown)

e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer (not shown)
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation, #105 (application not shown)
NYX HD Concealer Wand, 02 Fair
Real Techniques Miracle Blending Sponge
Sonia Kashuk Liquid Illuminator
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush
NYC Loose Translucent Setting Powder
e.l.f. Blush Brush
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer, Sunny
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Sun Bronze
Real Techniques Blush Brush
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
e.l.f. Small Tapered Brush

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick (not shown)
NYX Lipliner, Natural
NYX Matte Lipstick, Indie Flick (YASSS)

I hope y'all enjoyed!
Have a beautiful day~
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

How I pack makeup & toiletries for travel!!

~My Toiletries bag
Scout Dolly Carton tote in the pattern "Fanning Tatum"
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~My makeup bag:
Sonia Kashuk Floral Print Weekender
**This is SOLD OUT on Target's website, but I found mine in plenty stock in-store, so check your local Target if you're interested!**

I hope y'all found this helpful! Have a beautiful day~

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monthly favortes and an update! | June 2015

~Products Mentioned~
iPad Generation 2
Tony Moly Blueberry Fresh Foam Cleanser
Etude House Sun Prise All Proof Sunscreen
Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner
NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick
Colourpop SuperShock Shadow in Birthday Girl
Wet n' Wild Silver Lake Blush Trios in Fair Trade Coffee and Solar Powered

Have a beautiful day~
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Neutral Glam | Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! This was a video from a week ago, I thought I did an accompanying blog post but nope, I had a typical blonde moment.  So with all the products used, here it is!

~Products used~


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe
Maybelline Master Studio Brow Gel in Blonde
Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast
*Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette*
White Chocolate
Coastal Scents Large Fluff brush
Salted Caramel
Sigma E40 Blending brush
MAC 219 on lower lashline
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio, lightest shade
Sigma E55 Shader brush
Coastal Scents Pro Blending brush
Colourpop SuperShock shadow in Birthday Girl
Mary Kay Black Noir gel liner
Sigma E05 Liner brush
Covergirl ClumpCrusher mascara
Posh lashes in #601
Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude
MAC Nylon eyeshadow
MAC 226 Tapered Blending brush


e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer
NYX Dark Circle Concealer
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 105
NYX HD Concealer Wand 02 Fair
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Wet n Wild Coloricon Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffee
Sigma F40 Angle Blush brush
NYX Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Latex-free cosmetic wedge
e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze
Real Techniques Blush brush
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Eco Tools Blush brush
MAC MSF in Lightscapade and Perfect Topping
e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered brush


Tony Moly mini Peach Lip Balm
NYX Lip Liner in Natural
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Fiesta

Have a beautiful day~
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Teal Pop! | A makeup tutorial for hooded eyes

~Products used~


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe
Maybelline Master Sculpt Brow Gel in Blonde
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Chamois Nude
Coastal Scents Large Fluff brush
Makeup Geek shadow in Peach Smoothie
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Snapdragon
Makeup Geek shadow in Cocoa Bear
MAC 217 brush
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Flux
Sigma E30 Pencil brush
NYC Liquid Liner
Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude
Jordana Made to Last liner in Black Pointe
Kara lashes in #83
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara


Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in 200
Sigma F60 Foundation brush
Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki brush
NYX Dark Circle Concealer in Fair
NYX HD Concealer Wand in 02 Fair
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Wet n' Wild Coloricon Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffee
e.l.f. Studio Blush brush
e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Toffee
Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny
Real Techniques Blush brush
Physicians Formula Happy Boosters Powder in Translucent
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems
e.l.f. Studio Small Tapered brush
Colourpop SuperShock Cheek in Between the Sheets
e.l.f. Studio Small Stipple brush


EOS lip balm
NYX Lip Liner in Natural
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Nude Beach

Have a beautiful day lovelies~

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Collective Beauty Haul! | Target | Ladymoss | Colourpop | Korean Skincare


Hey guys, welcome back!
Today I wanted to share the details from my latest video with you!
I've been doing some controlled shopping over the past month and thought I would show y'all what I got.  I didn't take any of my own pictures of the products because the lighting was really crappy, so I'll show you some stock pics along with links to where you can get them!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Monthly Favorites! | May 2015

Hey guys- Welcome back!  How are ya today?
I just uploaded my monthly favorites for May and wanted to share with you!  I also took some additional photos in case you didn't have time to watch and wanted to skim through what they are.  

Let's get started!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Sephora Wish List!

Hey guys!  How are ya?
For today's fun post I thought I would share with you all my Sephora wish's kind of embarrasing but we can all dream can't we?  I'm actually on a no-buy right now so I won't be getting any of these items any time soon.  So going on to the website and picking out my wishlist was a good practice of self control.

Try not to judge me too hard.  I'm guessing if you're reading this, you're a makeup addict too, right?  

Monday, May 25, 2015

Get your makeup brushes cleaner-FASTER

Hey guys, What's up??
Today I wanted to share with you a tip that made me not dread washing my makeup brushes. Before I did this, I would use baby shampoo or regular shampoo (something liquid), and it would take almost an ENTIRE HOUR to wash them all -___-  No, thank you.  Then this happened.  I was browsing Pinterest when I found a post telling me to try this.  What is this you ask?  You're about to find out.  For this project, you will need:

Dirty makeup brushes


Sunday, May 24, 2015

How to: properly conceal dark circles!

Hey Guys!  What's up?
Today I have a post inspired by my NYX Micro Brow Pencil review from earlier this week.  In the "before" photos I took, I only had on foundation, concealer, and powder.  I noticed while going through those pictures that you could hardly see my undereye circles.  It was that moment when I realized that I had found something great, and that I needed to share it with the internet.  The best part?  Everything I'm using you can get at affordable prices!

At this point, you're probably dying to know what I'm going to say I discovered (maybe, maybe not?) so let's get right into it~

What you're going to need:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: NYX Micro Brow Pencil

Hey guys! What's up?
Today I'm commin' back at ya with another review.  I decided I wanted to review this product because I loved it when I first had it, and then finished it and didn't have it for a while.  Now I have it again and was reminded of how much I NEED this product in my life.

This product I'm talking about is the NYX Micro Brow Pencil~

The shade I have this in is Taupe.  This line also has a Blonde shade, but taupes tend to compliment me better than straight up "blonde" shades.

Let's get started!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My favorite summer blushes!

Hey guys!  What's up? Second video-yay!  I wanted to talk about my favorite summer blushes because, if you have been reading from the beginning, you know I am a blush-a-holic!

Products Mentioned:

  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • MAC blush in Royal Sunset.
    • This is limited edition, so you can't get it anymore.  I totally thought they made it permanent!  Blogger fail!  Fleur Power and Immortal Flower are great [permanent] dupes.
  • Jordana blush in Coral Sandy Beach 
  • Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Between the Sheets
  • Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Nude

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please subscribe to my new channel and follow me on Bloglovin' :)

Have a beautiful day~
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Wet n' Wild Coloricon Contouring Palettes

Hey guys!  How are ya?
Today I wanted to do a follow-up of an older blog post I did a few months back on the Wet n' Wild Coloricon Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffee.  To this day that is THE blog post with the most views, so I'm guessing y'all found it helpful in some way.  I recently picked up the second shade in this collection and have a solid opinion on these products so I thought I would give you a full-on review.  We have quite a bit to cover so let's get started-

L-R: Dulce De Leche, Caramel Toffee

Friday, May 15, 2015

Empties or Trash? #1

Hey guys, what's up?  Obviously I just uploaded my first ever YouTube video.  I'm just a little excited about it.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted my first video to be, but I ended up doing an empties because I had so many empty products I wanted to talk about and toss!  For today's blog post, I'm going to do a little re-cap of what I talked about in the video with some additional pics.  Let's get started!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My MAC MSF's~Swatches and Reviews!

Hey guys!  How are ya doing today?  As promised, I'm back into the blogging routine-and today I'm sharing with you my MAC MSF collection.  Swatches, individual reviews, how I store them, and a back story of how I became obsessed are all to be included.  Let's start out with a little background info to get started, we have a lot to cover~

Back in summer 2010, my parents took me to a MAC counter in Nordstrom and let me loose for my 15th birthday.  I had just started [seriously] getting into makeup and was ecstatic to be getting my first few MAC items.  That summer was when the Semi-Precious collection was released (do y'all remember that??) and on my wishlist was the Mineralize Skinfinish in Rose Quartz.  I got the LAST ONE they had, which apparently sparked an unhealthy obsession with limited edition skinfinishes-and 5 years later I have collected 9 of them.  Wow.  I have a problem.

Now that we have cleared that up,  I want to tell you how I store mine.   Below is a picture of my cheek drawer (in the Alex 9 unit from Ikea).  I wanted to show you this because I have struggled for the past year to find something that would fit my MSF collection perfectly, and it came to me in a completely random way.

My cheek drawer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Hey guys!  How are ya?  So, It's been a while-I know.  I thought I would explain where I have been and what the schedule is going to look like from here on out before I got back into the full swing of things.

I was basically hit by life.  Class work all of a sudden got really hard and I was constantly working on school, then finals week happened and it had been almost 3 weeks since I had made a blog post.  Then shortly after I had to move out (which was incredibly tedious), then I attended graduation and just got home a few days ago.  I needed a couple days to get myself together and now here I am today.

I just want to say thanks for sticking around if you're reading this right now.  I've said this before, but I would never just up and leave for however long and not give an explanation.  In brighter news, I am going to start scheduling blog posts.  Right now I am planning to do 3 posts a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and maybe a few extras here and there.  I'm also going to start a YouTube channel within the next couple weeks (hopefully).  

I'm pretty excited for this summer, and a big reason is that I knew that not being a full time student would allow me to spend much more time blogging and sharing the things I am passionate about with my readers (and future "viewers"-eek!).  Stay tuned for my next post tomorrow and for my upcoming channel!

Sending love your way~Have a beautiful day!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

I Heart Spring Tag

Hey guys! How are ya?  I've been really happy lately because of how nice the weather has been, so I thought I would do the I <3 Spring Tag (originally made by Ingrid Nilsen).  Who do I tag to do this?  Everyone! Let's get started~

1. Favorite Spring nail polish?
I have two: Essie Mint Candy Apple and Go Ginza.  Mint Candy Apple is a gorgeous, classy pale blue, and Go Ginza is THE perfect pastel lilac.

Mint Candy Apple

Go Ginza

2. Must have lip color for the Spring?
It's hard to pick just one, but I would have to say MAC Flamingo.  It's a beautiful milky pink-coral shade.

MAC Flamingo
(via Pinterest)

3. Favorite Spring dress?
This Navy printed shift dress from Target.  Love it

4. Favorite flower?
Orchids!  Although they aren't technically a spring flower, I find them to be strikingly elegant and beautiful.

5.  Favorite Spring accessory?
Definitely my retro frame sunglasses from Target.  I got these in the mail a couple weeks ago and am still over the moon about them.

6. Spring fashion/makeup trends you're most excited about?
For fashion, flowey midi skirts and sandals.  I'm so excited that midi skirts are becoming a thing again, and brown leather sandals are timeless.  For makeup, glowey skin and pastels (have you seen the new Colurpop shadows??).  Beautiful!

*From Target*

7. Favorite Spring candle?
I'm not a huge candle junkie, but if I do find myself burning one, It's usually of a tropical or fruity nature.  A favorite of mine is Market Peach from Bath and Body Works

8. Favorite perfume/body spray for Spring?
I don't really have one.  I'm not an avid body spray/scent sprayer.  I do really like Viva la Juicy La Fleur though.

9. What is Spring like where you live?
Spring is a slow process, but once it's really here, it hits hard.  Virginia is known for having weird weather patterns that often don't make sense with the season.  It rains a lot, gets really windy, and allergies suck.  The thing I love the most about spring in my general area are the cherry blossoms.  

10. Your favorite thing about Spring?
It means that it won't be 10 degrees with freezing rain anymore.  I really REALLY hate winter, so Spring is like the sigh of relief that winter is really over and that the sun will be out again.

11. Are you a Spring cleaner?
Definitely.  I veg out in the Winter and do absolutely nothing.  Over 3 months (more like 5 here) all of my crap builds up along with the dust bunnies.  When Spring comes around, I get a burst of energy and all of a sudden feel the need to clean and get rid of as much as possible.

12.  Any plans for a Spring break or upcoming vacation?
Well, since Spring break has already come and gone for me, I don't have any plans.  However when the end of June rolls around, the fam and I will be traveling to Florida to visit my Grandparents and massive southern family.  I absolutely cannot wait.

That's it!  I hope you liked this tag!  If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your responses in the comments.  Than you so much for taking the time to read this!

Have a beautiful day~
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Maybelline Rebel Bloom Baby Lips!

Hey guys! How are ya?
Today I have a really exciting post.  Not only is it my first official product review, but It's about the brand new, limited edition Baby Lips.  Wanna see?  I think you do~

Aren't they beautiful???  I feel lucky I was able to find all three of them because I know a lot of people couldn't find the peach one anywhere.  I didn't have any trouble though, all three of them were perfectly next to each other on a display in Walmart so I snatched them up.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

First Impression: Colourpop Spring Collection!

Hey guys, welcome back!  If you stalk Colourpop like I do, you know that they recently launched their [limited edition] spring pastel collection.  The day after it launched I placed an order with some of my favorite colors from this collection as well as a couple other things I had been eyeing.  Let's get into some swatches and first impressions~

Top row, L-R: Taco, Flux Cowboy, Snapdragon
Bottom row, L-R: Hello, Fringe, Between the Sheets


Taco, swatched

Before we get started, I'm not going in any order other than what is shown in the above overview picture.  Now, let's talk about Taco (a mid toned aqua in a matte finish).  I knew I needed to get this, besides how beautiful the color is, because of the name.  If you know me, you know I love tacos, enough said.  I was shocked when I swatched this because of how true to color and bright it was.  This was one of the first ones I tried on my eyes and it was beautiful, although I will say it was a pain to get completely off.


Flux, swatched

I was most excited for Flux (a light mint green with a matte finish), but was most weirded out by the texture.  When I stuck my finger in this to swatch, it was way more soft, squishy, and moldable.  Once I got past that and swatched it, I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation (the above picture is after two swipes) but I still love the color. I have tried this on my eyes, and it does have to be built up for full pigmentation, but looks amazing as a different kind of inner corner highlight!


Cowboy, swatched

Next up we have Cowboy, a true pastel lavender in a matte finish.  This one took me by surprise with how pigmented the initial swatch was compared to the other two light colors I got.  It is a very beautiful pale lilac color that packs a surprising punch with the amount of pigmentation it gives off.  This is the only color I haven't worn on my eyes yet but I'm really excited to play around with it.


Snapdragon, swatched

Okay, let's get serious for a minute.  This is my favorite Colourpop shadow I own thusfar.  First of all, it's called Snapdragon-a beautiful shadow with a beautiful flower for a name.  This is described as a mid-tone sea foam green in a matte finish.  This shadow has a much more firm, yet more soft texture than the other shadows in this collection.  I wore this shadow paired with Flux on the lid the other day and it was gorgeous.  Love, can't wait to wear this more throughout the spring and summer.


Hello, swatched

I was really intrigued by this color and had wanted to try a pale yellow shadow, so I picked up Hello, a soft pastel yellow with a matte finish.  This, like Flux, was unusually soft and squishy and didn't swatch too well (you can tell from the picture).  I wasn't expecting it to be amazing since it is a weird color, so I wasn't bummed or anything.  I actually tried this on my eyes for the first time today and really liked how it turned out.  I put on two layers of this with another layer of a shimmery shadow on top-loved it and will continue to play around with it.


Fringe, swatched

Fringe is described as a shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter, and is part of the permanent collection.  I wanted to get another shimmery neutral color to add to my collection.  Based on swatches and the picture on the website, I thought it was a very light white-ish color with gold shimmer.  As you can tell from the picture this is not that kind of color. It is actually more like a bright antique gold with high-shimmer.  I still really like the color, but I wish I would have gotten Acorn from the spring collection since it was limited edition.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets, swatched

Last but certainly not least, we have Between the Sheets, a mid-toned beige pink blush in a matte finish.  I've been a) wanting a more neutral blush and b) wanting to try dem Super Shock Cheeks.  I'm blown away by this.  It wasn't the color I was expecting, but it was better than the color I was expecting.  I've been applying this with my e.l.f. Small Stipple brush, and it gives such an even application with a beautiful, glowing from within flush.  I love using this as a blush when I'm not wearing foundation (it actually looks good and lasts), as a blush with foundation, and as a transition color in the crease.  This is awesome and I already highly recommend!

That's all I have for ya!  I hope you found this useful and interesting, and thank you so so much for taking the time to read this!!

So tell me, are you an avid Colourpop fan like me?  What are your favorite Colourpop products?  Did you pick anything up from the new spring collection?  Let me know in the comments!

Have a beautiful day~

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Overnight eye masks?!? | VIICode Skincare Review

Hey everyone, how are you? I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post on here, but today I’m re-kickstarting (that’s a word, right?)...