New!! Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush Review

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What It Is:
A sunny, golden pink blush.

What It Does:
Benefit’s GALifornia golden pink blush blends bright pink with shimmering gold, for a sunkissed glow that complements all skin tones. The embellished gold overspray lifts away with each use, and the formula is infused with a subtle shimmer throughout that gives your cheeks a soft sheen. The signature Galifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla. It comes complete with a custom, rounded blush brush and a mirror for soft, diffused application.

Beauty Tip:
For a deeper pop of pink, layer GALifornia on top of posietint poppy-pink tinted cheek and lip stain.

My Review:

First off, is this not the cutest packaging you have ever seen? I am so in love with this cuteness!! I love all of benefit cosmetics boxed powders, they are just the cutest! I am going to say something negative first though about the cute, and adorable packaging…… well, it isn’t durable at all, mine that I bought came with a partial tear in the lid, and that was really disappointing, the paper on this for the packaging doesn’t seem as thick, or as durable as the others in the past unfortunately. This blush retails for $29, which I think is a bit pricy for what it is, yes the pan size is large, but not for the actual amount you are paying in my opinion, the packaging is literally paper covered cardboard, and seems to be thrown together, not the usual quality that these typically are. Maybe I just got a poorly made one, but it was something I wanted to mention. The design of the gal on the front is super cute though, I love her glasses! Anyways, let’s talk about the actual product, the blush itself, it’s the cutest color, and shade of pink peach, the gold tones it down, while adding a gentle, and subtle glow, and shimmer. I always tend to be attracted to these types of blush shades, I like my blush to have a little bit of shimmer, without being over glittery, or to much of a shine, because let’s be real, this is a blush, not a highlighter. It really provides a beautiful coral, peach color to the cheeks. It truly is beautiful, and lasts all day without budging! I think this is a great addition to the benefit cosmetics boxed powder lineup, and a must have for a makeup collection! P.S. the brush it comes with is a cute wood handle small brush, that is good quality, but very difficult to hold, and use because of it’s size, but it is useable, and cute! 

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Thank you so much for checking out my blog post today, I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week, and let me know your thoughts, and opinions on this beautiful GALifornia blush by benefit cosmetics. Thanks for reading. 
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Pixi by Petra Mist Collection Haul & Review #MultiMisting

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Hi there lovies!! Happy Monday, I hope you are all doing well, and had a good weekend, and start to your week this week! I am super excited this week, because I took a little break, not sure how time flew by so fast, but it did, it really wasn’t a planned break, but I guess it happened! I had a great trip to Las Vegas, and it was amazing as usual, I am also going back in less then a month, yeah again! Life just gets busy sometimes, but need to be better about making blogging a priority! Anyways, today’s blog is a good one!! I am reviewing the Pixi by Petra Mists, Pixi by Petra was kind enough to send these beauties to me in PR to try out, and I am obsessed with everything Pixi, so I was excited to get to try out all the different formula mists, and for different uses! Gosh, I love these all, but I am going to focus my review on the Pixi by Petra makeup fixing mist, otherwise it would take me forever to review them all, lol! So let’s jump right into the review, I hope you all enjoy! 

Okay, let me just say that I have never tried a Pixi by Petra product that I didn’t love, this brand is what I call a high end drugstore brand. Yes it is a drugstore brand technically, but it is of higher quality, and are amazing products! This is available at Target, and Target.com, and on the Pixi by Petra website for $15, which isn’t super cheap, but I feel like for the price, you are getting a good amount of product! These are 2.70 ounces, which will last for a while, which is awesome! I also really love, and enjoy the way it pumps, and sprays. The mist is literally a mist, it is gentle, yet, sprays the right amount of mist to work! It makes my skin feel refreshed, and is gentle enough to use daily to set your makeup. It doesn’t spray out in heavy droplets, and won’t leave spots on your face, or ruin your makeup thankfully. This is a great way to set any beautiful makeup look, or just to use without makeup, if you need a refreshing, or if it’s a hot, and sweaty day. All of the Pixi by Petra sprays are for multiple uses, and can provide a variety of uses, to suit your needs. I definitely recommend trying any of these mists out, but especially the makeup fixing mist, as I really enjoyed the way that it worked, and fyi, I have acne prone, oily skin, so I do tend to get oily through out the day, and need my makeup to be refreshed, so it’s not cakey, and oily looking, this is the perfect spray for that, and is perfect for on the go! Please feel free to check out my previous Pixi by Petra reviews, they are amazing products, at affordable prices! Enjoy! #MultiMisting

Pixi by Petra Hello! 3-piece Beauty Kit Review

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Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.38.36 AM.pngAll-over setting mist prolongs makeup wear & keeps it from moving, melting or settling into fine lines or pores. Comforts, protects, increases hydration & balances skin for a fresh face. Before makeup: extends makeup wear. After makeup: sets makeup & adds a soft-focus finish. Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances. With rose water & green tea. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.40.57 AM.pngFeatherlight mist-on moisturizer that provides a surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin by trapping moisture. Added black oat with provitamin A, linoleic acid, and vitamins B1, B2 & B6 make it the ultimate remedy for thirsty skin. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.43.20 AM.pngBoosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion.The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavendar, and arginine. Strengthens and tones. Adds hydration and a protective veil. Cools, refreshes, & wakes up skin. Suits all skin types. Free from testing on animals.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.44.36 AM.pngAll-over face mist for a glowing, luminous & smooth complexion. Enriched with 21 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. Before makeup: hydrates, protects & nourishes. After makeup: sets, adds a dewy finish and protects. Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

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Goodwill/Thrift Haul For April 2017

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Hello hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a fantastic day, and are ready for another goodwill/thrift haul!! This is everything that I purchased at Goodwill in the last month, the month of April, I say this every time, but I got some amazing stuff this month, and am so lucky to have found what I have! I honestly never know what I may find, and it’s always a chance, or a risk, but So worth while looking, and sometimes I come out with a a lot, a few, or nothing, you never know what you will find, it’s the hunt that is my favorite! I look at it like a treasure hunt, never knowing what I may find, it’s a ton of fun, but I have always been this way, I love finding good deals, and treasures, but who doesn’t right? I am continuing to do this blog series, as it seems like I am getting a lot of positive feedback, and you are all enjoying it! I appreciate your continued support in this series, and checking out, and sometimes being jealous of my finds, hey I am jealous of the people that was able to find even cooler stuff then me, for example, in this haul, I went into my local goodwill, and the woman (all the employees know me) said, oh ya, we had a bunch of Urban Decay stuff, but they are gone already, I almost died, lol, I got the 2 that were left, they were priced at $2.99 each, yes they are bright purple, but come on I couldn’t pass them up!! So ya, I know how it feels for sure, I can’t go every day, lol, although some people definitely do! So, I always feel fortunate to find such amazing stuff when I do go! Like I have said, I go to about 6 different stores in my area, I am so lucky to have so many so close to me, and live in a very eco-friendly, recycle friendly city/state, yes Oregon is seriously the best, and am so thankful I live in this beautiful state!! I will link below my other goodwill hauls I have done, and ps, I don’t even share everything that I purchase, like clothes, etc, because somethings are just to hard to photograph lol! I hope you enjoy my finds, if you are curious on prices that I paid on anything just ask! 🙂 Here are my favorite things this month that I found! What do you think? What is your favorite? Below is a list of my favs, make sure you come back around the same time next month for more awesome stuff I found at goodwill!! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Swan clutch (how cute is this, I’m in love) paid $3.99 

Urban Decay 2 lipsticks (bright purple colors, but who cares) paid $2.99 each

Clear plastic thread travel bag pouch (I looked this up because it was so unique, and it retails for $78, what? it’s a piece of art, and from an exclusive designer) paid $2.99

Reef shoes (my gosh these are so cute, I literally own over 20 pairs of reef flip flops, yes I grew up in Florida on the beach, even though I live in Oregon now, I thought this cute were so cute, they were in my size, and brand new!) paid $7.99

Starbucks Portland, Oregon water bottle (what a find, these are part of the travel series, and wanted this in store, this is brand new, so cool, love it) paid $2.99

Blue quartz stone bookends (I have always wanted a set of these but they are always so expensive, I love these, so pretty) paid $2.99 each 

Butterfly clay jewelry box (I mean this was meant for me to find, it’s so perfect, and cute, I love handmade stuff, and anything butterfly) paid $3.99

Oh Joy (from target) salad server set, and appetizer forks (as you may have seen in my previous posts, I am obsessed with this line from target, and have found so much of it for cheap at goodwill) paid $9.99 & paid $4.99

The body shop bath set in british rose (I freaked out when I saw this, jumped for joy, lol, all brand new, and smells amazing) paid $3.99

Avon set of 2 jars (so so so cute, I had to have them for my vanity, I love vintage avon, and collect them, these are little jars, I love them) paid $2.99 & paid $1.99 

Sephora pantone lipstick (this was the same day I found the urban decay lipsticks, it’s a pretty pink color, and was new in box, no longer available at sephora, the makeup junkie in me had to have it, although it wasn’t “cheap”) paid $9.99

Goodwill March Haul

Goodwill Haul February

Goodwill Haul January

Goodwill Haul

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Tarte Cosmetics: Make Believe In Yourself Collection Haul

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Hello all my beautiful lovies!! Happy weekend, I hope you are all doing well, and having a lovely weekend, even though it’s the end, lol! Sorry about not posting this week, I didn’t really mean to not post, it just kind of happened, life I guess! I am playing a bit of catch up with everything, and today I have a fun post, that I have been meaning to get up for a while, sorry it’s late, but still relevant for sure. I feel in love with this collection the second I saw it, even when it wasn’t even available yet. I love it all, seriously everything is SO beautiful, I wanted the entire collection, but just ended up purchasing most of them 🙂 I couldn’t resist, the packaging, and rainbow, unicorn design is EVERYTHING! I knew I had to have at least the brush set, and the eyeshadow palette, because they are just a must have in my book, and were screaming my name, definite must haves! Tarte Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands, always have been, and have many of their products, including about every blush they have lol, for real though, I love everything Tarte! Let’s jump right into the haul, I didn’t do swatches this time, because their are already so many online, so I mainly just wanted to share my haul, and what I got from the collection with all of you, let me know if you got anything from the make believe in yourself collection, and how you like it! I am loving everything so far, my favorite it is the brush set, the unicorn handles and colors of the bristles are just so pretty, love them, they are absolutely stunning, and are very high quality! My other favorite is the eyeshadow palette, I am obsessed with metallic shades, so I knew I would love these, they are very pigmented, but my only complaint is that they don’t transfer well to the eyelid with a brush unfortunately, it’s almost to powdery of a formula, you really have to layer up a bit to achieve the pigmentation, which is a bummer, because you have to use a lot of product. I do LOVE the lights, camera, lashes mascara, it’s always been a favorite mascara of mine, this limited edition holographic packaging really gives me life, I can’t stop starring at it, it lengthens my lashes, and adds volume, love this mascara formula! I recommend at least getting the mascara, just for the formula, and beautiful packaging! 🙂

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Tarte Cosmetics: ***make believe in yourself collection*** 

***magic wands brush set*** $39

*eye & cheek palette*** $40

***spellbound glow rainbow highlighter*** $30

***spellbound sprinkle face & body glitter*** $15

***lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara*** $23

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Pixi by Petra Hello! 3-piece Beauty Kit Review

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Hello, hello my beautiful lovies!! I hope you are all having a great Monday, and an amazing start to your day!! Today’s blog is a pretty one, thank you for joining me, and checking out my review. I am reviewing this Pixi by Petra, we are just going to refer to it as Pixi from now on in the blog just to make it easier on myself, lol. I was excited that I received this as PR from Pixi, they are the best, and I love all of their amazing products!! I really love getting packages from them, and feel very lucky! They sent me this beautifully cute 3 piece beauty kit, it is available at Target, and online at Pixi by Petra. This kit retails for $22.00, this kit is available in 2 different options, and collections, today I am reviewing the hello! Rose beauty kit, and it is part of their new collection, which is perfect for Spring! The kit was sent with real mini rose petals, their PR packages are the best, they really make an effort for packaging, and presentation! Opening the packaging it smelt like roses, such a bonus! This kit is perfect for any rose lover, the colors in the kit are so pretty, and pink, yet delicate, and will suite many skin tones, because of the light colors. I literally haven’t found a product that I don’t love from Pixi, they are hands down my favorite drugstore (high end drugstore) brand, I have been using, and loving their products for years!! This little kit is perfect for someone who wants to try out their products, without spending to much, etc. My favorite thing in this kit is the lip gloss, it’s the most beautiful shade of pink, it’s not to bright, or overpowering, it’s the perfect nude mauve, not sticky on the lips, and has a good wear time, and smells sweet, and glides on the lips effortlessly. I love this lip gloss, I will be getting it in the full size! I also really love the blush duo, the pink is subtle, and easily blendable into the skin, the highlight side of the duo is the same, and perfect for highlighting under the brow bone, or the cheeks, I used it for both, and love the color, and touch of bling it provides! This 3 piece beauty kit is defintely worth a try, as I am sure you will find a favorite, and fall in love with Pixi by Petra! 

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Includes in the Hello! 3 piece beauty kit: $22

• Kit contains: Glow Booster in PinkPearl – sheer pearly pink, Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold – Sheer pink sheen white gold highlight, and LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

• This radiance enhancing lotion primes perfectly
• Sheer mineral-infused powder tops off any look, turning dullness into lush radiance
• Our bestselling lip plumping gloss finishes off this glow-getting look!
• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply:

• Step 1: Apply Glow Booster to the skin or add it to your base to create a beautiful sheen
• Step 2: Use blush to add colour to the apples of cheeks and the highlight to achieve a glowing finish from the Beauty Blush Duo
• Step 3: Wear the lip plumping gloss alone or over your favourite lip colour

Buy it at Target here

Thank you for reading, and a huge thank you to Pixi by Petra, for sending this to me as PR, all review, and opinions are my own, because I truly love this brand, and these products. Honest opinions, and reviews only 🙂

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PUR Cosmetics Brand Review: Dreamworks Trolls Eyeshadow Palette

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette here

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette at Khols here

Hello lovies!! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I can’t believe it’s already Valentine’s Day! MEHHHH, I’m single so I don’t really care about V-day anyways, but I still have a lot to love, and be happy about 🙂 just kind of a Debbie Downer on this day, lol, sorry. I did buy myself flowers, makeup, and a tart, I mean duh, it was a must!! I hope you are all enjoying today. I wanted to do a beautiful V-day inspired post, but ran out of time, so I did this for today, because it needed to get posted 🙂 I hope you enjoy today’s post on the PUR cosmetics Dreamworks Trolls eyeshadow palette!!

I think the palette is so cute! I recently saw the trolls movie, about a month ago, and am obsessed with trolls (since I was young) because they are just so sweet, and so fun, that troll hair though, right? I feel like that hair describes mine in the morning perfectly lol! I really enjoyed the movie, and love Justin Timberlake, who doesn’t right? Ya with me on that? 🙂 Anyways, I actually watched it while in Las Vegas for work, with my favorite littles, so it was super fun! I love all the songs in the movie! And let’s talk about all the bright colors, such pretty colors!! So fun, so cute, I definitely recommend it if you enjoy trolls, and happy movies! 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into the review! This palette is by PUR cosmetics, yes a decent, affordable brand, but still not very well heard of or known. This, and the lip gloss set were actually my first ever purchases from the brand, so I was very curious, yet unsure due to prices. I knew this was releasing (the palette) and had seen sneak peeks of the colors, and design on instagram. I knew that I had to have it, the colors just spoke to me, I love the pop of fun! I don’t have many bright, fun, pigmented palettes like this one, so it will take some time figuring out how to use it, but I still love it! And guess what? The price is $29, wait what?? Yep, for a 16 pan eyeshadow palette! Fantastic!! There are a couple of pops of color but mostly neutrals, nothing that’s to crazy, or wild. I think, and consider this palette very wearable. The color payoff is alright, the swatch pigmented, and buttery, but not as good as what I am used to by other high end branded eyeshadows. The formula is nice, easily blendable, and not chalky, or to powdery, but they could blend better, especially the really bright shades in the palette, they were a little tough to blend out, not terrible, just not great. For the price, I really think it’s a good deal, great color payoff, and shade selection, and for 16 different shadows, I think it’s worth a try. I do want to mention that this PUR cosmetics Trolls palette is hard to find. It is sold out in a lot of stores (Khols) and sold out online on the PUR cosmetics website, it’s a popular one! But it is available online at Khols now, yeah, hip, hip, hooray! Get it while you can!! I was able to find mine in store at my local Khols! 

More Information:

Show your true colors.
You loved this palette so much that we are sold out. Available NOW on Kohls.com and in store now at your local Kohl’s. This 16-piece eye shadow collection, inspired by the film Trolls by DreamWorks, offers never-before-seen shades that are as colorful and unique as you are. Enjoy this vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks. Please use the Khol’s link above to purchase! Thx!

For a subtle wash of color, apply each eye shadow with a PÜR eye shadow brush. For a more dramatic look, dampen the brush for intense color or tap the eye shadows on the lid with your finger.

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Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystal Lip Balm Review

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Hello lovies, welcome to the blog today!! Yeah for Friday, Happy Friday ya’ll!! This has been a crazy week, with not much sleep, damn insomnia has kicked in overdrive this week, I am barely functioning at work right now 😦 Anyways, I am glad it’s the weekend, but it will be busy as well, so I wanted to make sure that I get some blogs wrote, and accomplished! I am definitely trying hard to post 3-4 times per week, so far, so good! Wish me luck!! I am making it a priority now, since I am getting such wonderful responses from all of you, it seems like you are all enjoying it! I have a fun little blog post for you all today, I wanted to purchase this new lip balm from Burt’s Bees ever since it launched, and it’s been a challenge thus far finding it, but I saw a super cute display, and wanted to get all 3, but I controlled myself, lol!

I am a huge Burt’s Bees fan, have been for years now, LOVE their lip balms, I have so many, I think I have every flavor, no joke, who’s with me on that? I am obsessed, so when a new product comes out, I am so interested in trying it! I am so glad I came across the display, and man is it cute or what? I stopped in to my local Rite Aid, and found them, yeah! I was pretty excited. They come in 3 different flavors, Red Raspberry, Tropical Pineapple, and Sweet Orange, they all sound yummy, and smell amazing! I may end up getting all of them, we will see, I didn’t love the formula though, so I’m not sure if I will. Have you tried it yet? What do you think? 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into my review, the price of these are $3.99 each, which I think is fair for a lip balm at the drugstore. Let’s talk about the super cute packaging!! I think it’s great, and they nailed it aiming for the younger, or older crowds alike! I love the bright colors, and the theme! I noticed at first application of this lip balm (I got the Red Raspberry flavor) that it wasn’t like their normal formula, I was expecting burst of flavor from the crystals, I didn’t get that all, I think that’s all marketing, crazy as that sounds. I also had to use a lot of product, yes my lips were dry, but I had to go over my lips like 5 times!! That’s a lot for a lip balm, it just didn’t glide on well at all, the flavor, and scent was nice, I could lick it, but that’s not really the purpose of a lip balm. I found the formula to be a little drying actually, and didn’t last on my lips at all sadly. I don’t think I will be purchasing anymore, but will remain a fan of Burt’s Bees for sure!! 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Raspberry Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Raspberry At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Tropical Pineapple At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Orange Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Sweet Orange At Target Here

Purchase Any Flavor At Ulta Here

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm nourishes with long lasting moisture to keep lips smooth with a burst of real fruity goodness. This natural lip balm glides on with a moisturizing texture and a taste of real raspberry. Formulated with hydrating beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil and antioxidant rich raspberry extract to keep dry lips moist, soft and smooth. This product is made with 100% natural ingredients and the packaging is 100% recyclable. Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm pampers your lips with fruity goodness.

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