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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HIGH end beauty Las Vegas outlet shopping haul *Tom Ford, NARS, Burberry, Estee Edit*

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Hello, hello lovies. Good day to all of you, okay, it’s night time when I am writing this post, but yes, it will be morning when this is posted 🙂 I hope your day is going wonderful so far, hopefully my day will be awesome as well. I mentioned in my last post yesterday that I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas, and had a great time, sunshine, pooltime, great food, and amazing shopping deals, are always so fun, right? My gosh, this was a great time this time, I really needed some sunshine, and pooltime to relax, but I got so damn sunburnt that I had to take a little break from the pools, and go shopping, my second favorite thing to do in Las Vegas besides the pool! Shopping is always so different in Las Vegas, because you just never know! I decided to try the North (in downtown Las Vegas) outlet mall this time, next time when I go in June, I want to go again to the North, but also want to see what is at the South, I also didn’t have time to do any other shopping this time, so gotta make more time for that next time as well! I am all about finding good deals!! I found some amazing deals on makeup this time, yeah!!! I couldn’t believe it, I was literally SO freaking excited when I saw there was a bare minerals store in the outlet, and a cosmetics company store as well, yeah!! I walked in to both of these stores, and almost cried lol, oh joys of a makeup lover lol! So anyways check out everything I got!! I will post the prices I paid as well just so you all know, what kind of amazing shopping deals you can get at these types of outlet stores in Las Vegas, so totally worth the trip, p.s. I took the bus from Bellagio, where I stayed to get there, it was definitely the way to save money, and travel while in Las Vegas, highly recommend it! Please let me know your favorite thing from my haul, I am curious to know, my favorite thing was both of the Tom Ford items, that bronzer/highlighter duo is LIFE, I saw it, and freaked out, so so beautiful my gosh yes!! These are my first 2 Tom Ford items in my collection, fyi, they are full of luxury, and elegance that’s for sure, simply stunning, and so is the price tag, lol, even at outlet prices!! I splurged, it’s always good to treat yourself every once in a while, why is makeup so beautiful, and pretty? LOL! Enjoy my haul! You can live through me, and my bad shopping habits! 🙂 Oh, and I do want to mention that Bare Minerals offers a free birthday gift (the full size eyeshadow) for your birthday, mine was April 14th, and I am a member because I am a Bare Minerals junkie, lol, so I got that for free! Also, the store was having an additional percent off because it was the weekend, so I really got great deals, I don’t know if they do this on non weekend’s though, so you may just get lucky like I did! The cosmetics company store was doing an additional 1/2 off everything in the store except Tom Ford, but that’s okay, they were still great prices! 

Tom Ford Bronzer/Highlighter Duo: $54

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Duo: $42

Burberry Eyeshadow: $16.24

Burberry Lipstick: $18.48

Burberry Lip Gloss: $15.97

Nars Laguna bronzer: $37.96

Nars Eyeshadow: $16

Nars Eyeshadow: $16

Bare Minerals Eyeshadow: FREE

Estee Edit Kendall Eyeshadow Palette: $16.50

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Thanks for reading, and checking out my Las Vegas shopping haul! Happy shopping lovies! 

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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

Pixi by Petra Beauty Skincare Review

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.

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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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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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Mac Cosmetics “Work It Out” Collection Prep & Prime Setting Spray Fix + Rose & Lavender Review

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Hello there all my lovies!! Thank you for joining me today on the blog! This week has been busy as usual, and am playing a little bit of catch up, but hey, what else is new! I hope you are all having a great day!! Sorry this post is posting late, as I usually post in the morning at 8AM, but just didn’t have time to get the post up early, and I figured better late then never! So on the blog today, I have had these for about a month now unfortunately, and had the post on my “to do” list, and am just now finally getting around to it, I’m sorry, I missed the ball on this one, and they are all sold out now at stores online, and on Mac Cosmetics online. I knew these would be popular, and sell out fast, I am really glad that I snagged 2 when they came out! These are from Mac Cosmetics, one of my absolute favorite makeup up brands, and products, these were part of the work it out collection, and were special edition. Most of the collection is still available online though, just all 3 of these special edition fix+ collection are sold out. I did purchase mine at Nordstrom, so I got lucky before they sold out. When these were released in the full size, they were very popular, and sold out very quick, I actually didn’t purchase them, in hopes that mini’s would come out, okay, let’s be real, it takes me FOREVER to go through a full size of anything especially fix+ since I don’t use it every day, and only use it on special occasions on my brush to make pigment brighter, and as a setting spray when I really want my makeup to stay put, definitely not something I use daily, or even weekly for that matter, so I knew I really just wanted a mini, or 2, and I wanted all 3 scents originally, but settled with just the 2, since I didn’t really like the scent of the coconut scented one. I have been using these two, the rose, and the lavender, and they last forever, so I am glad I got the minis! The spray on these are amazing, I think I am going to save the bottles, and refill them with maybe a toner for my skincare, because the way these spray are absolute perfection, it dispenses the perfect amount needed, I really enjoy them a lot! These both smell amazing, without being over powering, the lavender is my favorite of the two! Fix+ makes any eyeshadow brighter, making any type of pigmented product wet, makes them more intense, and stand out more, I have been using this product, (the regular fix+) for years, it really does make a difference when you are going for more bold eye looks. This product has many uses though, so the uses are endless, and very versatile. 

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Let’s get physical! Stimulate your senses with a collection where high-performance colour meets the art of fitness. Pump up your look by sweeping on one of 16 bold-as-you-dare shades of In Extreme Dimension Lash. Warm up or cool down your look with super-charged Lipstick hues and six new shades of Crystal Glaze Gloss. Spritz to finish with a mist of Prep + Prime Fix+ in three scents. Now work it!

An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calming blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber, topped with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of sugi. Adds radiance and finishes makeup.

Thank you so much for reading, and again I apologize that I didn’t get this review post up earlier, that’s what I get for waiting to long, but I am glad that I got it done, and could share my thoughts, and opinions on this amazing product from Mac Cosmetics with all of you, because you can always get the regular one, or the mini, it just doesn’t have a fancy scent, but works the exact same, let me know if you have any other uses for this in the comments, I would love to know more ways to use it! Thanks! 🙂

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Origins “My Perfect World” Launch Event in Portland, Oregon for Influenster

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What I got in the influenster voxbox to sample

Hi there lovies, and welcome to the blog this fine Monday morning! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and end to your week last week. I was very busy working, (playing mommy for 5 days to a year old baby girl) Very fun, but I am exhausted!! I wanted to get a blog post up this morning to talk about a great event I went to on Friday night! As you may have heard, Origins was having an exclusive launch party (only in select cities, and locations) I guess I got lucky! I was one of the lucky ones, that literally was having one of the launch parties in my city, yeah! I was notified of it by influenster, and getting into the origins vox box skincare line for the my perfect world launch party. Upon getting into the launch event, and influenster voxbox, they sent me a great selection of skincare deluxe size samples to try, which I was expecting full size, and actually expecting to get to try this actual skincare line, so it was odd that nothing from this new launch was included in the box that I got from influenster, I was a bit shocked, and disappointed, isn’t that what the whole point of the launch is so us “influensters” can try the actual product? Hmm, ya I was a bit confused, and definitely disappointed to say the least. I am grateful that they sent some skincare items to try yes, but it would have been nice to try these new launched products before the actual launch event, don’t you agree? Oh well, and of course I love them, lol, that’s just how it happens I guess! So let’s talk about the launch party, the way it was organized wasn’t very good, I got there right at 5, at the start time, and had a baby in tow, I was baby wearing her, because it’s a very small store, and she was being really happy, and good thankfully! So as this was a launch event, I believed it was going to be exclusively to influensters only, nope I was wrong, it’s like the people were not informed or something, some were, some weren’t. All of us women were in the store to do the same thing, some women stuck around, some did what they needed to do for the influenster badges, and left, I tried to mingle, and stay around, and chat with others, yes all while having a 12 month old 🙂 On the invite, it made it seem like there were going to be appetizers, drinks, etc. and nope, just tea, water, and mini cupcakes, also the free mini facials that you had to sign up for were supposed to be 20 minutes, umm ya, more like 3 minutes, again disappointed. Another huge disappointment was that they were sold out of the product I wanted, what I came for, they were offering a 20% off the entire store during the launch, so I really wanted the modern friction scrub in the full size, I love that stuff, and they were sold out, they only had the mini size, bummer, and let them know that I was disappointed. There were some fun aspects to the party, there was an artist who was doing charcoal sketches which was fun, he was talented, but I guess I should’ve smiled lol! There was also a tea reading, which I didn’t do because the reader was taking a very long time, but that would have been fun to do. I ended up getting 2 sample mask packs, upon checkout, I had to ask for samples, and the free journal they were giving out, because I saw others with it, I was like seriously? Anyways, all in all, the store, and the skincare is absolutely beautiful, but clearly, they had some work to do, and left disappointed, but not as I was expecting a lot more, especially since influenster made it seem like it was a huge deal, etc. I’m glad I went because I met a cool chick that had a purse full of lipsense, so I bought “praline rose” and “glossy gloss” on the spot, thanks paypal lol! I am SO excited I ran into her, because I have been dying to try it, and fell in love with the color, and staying power, so I did get lucky there! Glad I attended the party, and I hope more launch parties will be better in the future, but do love the new my perfect world skincare line. Check out the pics from the event!! 

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