Friday, September 30, 2016

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics + Liquid Moondust Makeup Tutorial

Hello beauty babes and welcome! Today I am back with a new "get the look" tutorial that I know many of you have been waiting for. If you happened to check out my post on all the NEW Urban Decay Holiday Collection - as well as my post on the LE Vintage Vice Lipstick Collection, then you are already familiar with this look. And  if you have not seen those posts (with videos), I encourage you to click the links above to head on over to check the out!! ;) Anyways, I had many requests for a tutorial on this look and FINALLY its here!! ♥
Of course this look was created using several of the new UD goodies I got! I wanted you all to be able to see them in action and in use to better help you decide if you would like to purchase. As well as to give you some inspiration if you have already purchased some of these items. ♥

I did also decide to make this a bit of a 90's grunge look, since I was inspired by the Vintage Lipsticks. However, I do think this look is more of a modern grunge look, but the choker and earrings do help with the 90's theme. ;) What do you think?
Products used:
♥Too Faced Shadow insurance
♥Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics shadows: Commando, Instinct, Lethal, Nude & Blow!
♥Urban Decay Liquid Moondust in Recharged
♥Urban Decay Falsies in Entrapment
♥Urban Decay Naked Illuminating Trio shade 'Oasis'
♥Urban Decay Vintage Vice Lipstick in 'Bruise'

I'd like to note that the new UD lashes are a nice improvement. I had tried several of their older lashes and was not a fan. But these ones have a nice, thinner more flexible band that is a lot easier to work with! Yay!

Ok loves, if you want to see how you can recreate this look, be sure to watch the video below! I have been working on the timing of my tutorials and am proud to say I kept this video under 5 minutes AND I show you how to create the eye makeup as well as demo the highlight and lipstick! ♥ I do hope you enjoy! And if you feel inspired by this look to re-create it or something similar, please do share! Tag me on facebook, twitter or IG and also use the hashtag #AgapeLoveGirlLooks ♥

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

It Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare | Exclusively at Sephora

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Have you heard the NEWS? It Cosmetics has launched at Sephora!! Whether you are already a die hard fan of IT or have been dying to try the brand - now its easier than ever to get your hands on their products via Sephora stores nationwide as well as

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Not only can you find their amazing best sellers, but IT Cosmetics has also launched their Color-Infused Skincare line featuring new "Bye Bye" products that are exclusive to Sephora.
This line includes:

I was fortunate to receive this box of goodies c/o It Cosmetics to try out! So I have filmed an overview and demo of all of these products! Be sure to check out that video at the end of this post, so you can learn more about each product as well as see them in action. ♥
One of the reasons I LOVE It Cosmetics products is because they contain amazing skin loving and benefiting ingredients! Did you know that IT Cosmetics was developed with leading plastic surgeons to create clinically proven, problem-solving, anti-aging makeup and skin care products!? Being that I am a skincare junkie, this is music to my ears. Especially now that I am in my 30's and want to keep my skin looking and feeling as youthful as possible for as long as possible!! 

Here is a look as a couple of my favorites from this line:
The lovely Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment!! Thi is an innovative, lip-reviving, color-infused balm that provides hydration and a naturally flushed lip color. Ingredients include:
-Vitality Lip Flush Technology™: Reacts with the warmth of your lips to create a beautiful pop of color.
-Essential Butters and Oils: Impart and help the skin retain moisture.
-Hyaluronic Filling Spheres: Attract water into the skin for the appearance of smooth, hydrated, volumized lips.
-Antioxidants: Protect against free-radical damage, which causes skin inflammation and aging.

I'm also a lip balm junkie, and this one has been by my side since the day I got it! I apply it several times a day and it leaves my lips soft, smooth, hydrated and with a perfect natural pink flush of color. Also, I must say, I adore the beautiful and sturdy packaging. The lid even has a magnetic closure and clicks close. ♥
Another stand out product to me is the Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid SPF 50+. This is game-changing, multitasking beauty fluid with SPF 50+ that protects, hydrates, and evens the look of skintone. Its formulated with  universal color-correcting pigments even the appearance of all skin tones!

When I first saw this I thought it was simply a sunscreen, but I was surprised to find that it had color to it! Whats nice is that it is a very fluid product so it feels very light weight and natural on the skin! yet the coverage it has is incredible! I was wow'd by how it well it concealed my dark circles and redness. Be sure to watch my video to see for yourself! ♥ And apparently its universal to match all skin tones. Thats incredible innovative and I am curious to see how it actually looks on darker and lighter skin tones than mine. I personally thought it looked a touch light for my skin... But overall was a nice match once I finished applying the rest of my makeup. 
Another stand out product was the Bye Bye Lines Serum Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate!! This has already become my new favorite and go to serum to use at night as well as before makeup application. It absorbs so nicely and leaves my skin feeling so smooth!! An it includes a whole host of amazing ingredients and vitamins that are meant to improve, repair and hydrate your skin. 

♥ Other honorable mentions would be the eye cream - its SO thick and luxurious. And the bye bye pores primer! You will see a demo in the video below a before and after using this primer! What a difference it makes!! 

What products are you looking forward to trying or buying? If you got your hands on any of these products yet, I would LOVE to know your thoughts too. Be sure to leave a comment and tell me all about it. Also if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

5 Favorite Fall Lip Products | Beauty & The Vlog Collab

Hey, hey beauties babes!! Its officially Fall now and regardless of the weather I am jumping right into the typical Fall "appropriate" colors! Warmed toned shadows (yum) and dark vampy lips (yes please)! What about you??

 Today I am sharing my Top 5 favorite Fall Lip products!! Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post to see lip swatches of them all! This is actually another collab with several beauties from the Beauty & the Vlog Facebook group. There are 23 of us (myself included) sharing our 5 favorite fall lippies - so if you're not quite in the Fall spirit yet, these ladies will definitely inspire you!! My video below is set to play all the gals in this collab if you just let it run. OR I have got them all listed individually below if you would like to choose who to watch!

BTW if you are a beauty youtuber/IG-er/Influencer, you will want to join the B&TV Facebook Group! Its run by Erika Viera who has an am amazing podcast that you will DEFINITELY want to listen to. It has been SO helpful in learning tips and tricks to better my youtube channel and grow as an influencer. Check out the podcast on her website (here)!

Individual Links to each of the girls in this collab:


Lipsticks Mentioned:
♥MBA Cosmetics HD Lip Paint in Rebel
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♥Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in 'Vintage'
♥LuxePineapple Liquid Lipstick in Spritz (available for pre-order)
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♥Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Metallic in 'Mattely in Love'
♥Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick in 'Disturbed'

Jacket: Maurices
Jewelry: Litva's jewelry

See all 5 of my lippie picks swatched in the video below!
Let me know your favorite Fall Lip Products!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cover | FX Custom Blot Drops & Clear Cover Invisible Sun Screen

Hello beauty babes, welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!! Today I have a review of a couple new products I received courtesy of Cover FX. They sent me their new Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen and Custom Blot Drops. Both of which I have using and loving for almost a month now. Ok so, I know we are just ONE day away from the first day of Fall (omg!) and these products and photos are very Summer-esque.... BUT here in Northern California its still swimming weather!! Its been in the 90's most of the week, with an expected temp of 100 this weekend. So these have been skin and makeup savers for me lately. Even still, I know these will be wonderful products to include in my (and your) routine all year around. Read on to learn more...
The Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 is a totally transparent sunscreen that moisturizes, brightens, nourishes, and protects all in one ultra-lightweight formula. Because this is completely clear, you wont get that dreaded white cast like with other sunscreens! It also doesnt have that typical sunscreen smell, in fact, as far as I can tell it doesn't have any scent at all (which I appreciate). The consistency is very unique too - its a weightless gel that's not at all greasy and absorbs into the skin quickly leaving behind a smooth finish. 

I also noticed that it has a very similar feeling to silicone based primers...  After I noticed that, I checked out the ingredients and found that one of them happens to be silica. Which makes this sunscreen the perfect base or primer for makeup application! I absolutely LOVE multi-purpose products. And considering I (regrettably) often forget to apply both primer and sunscreen, this product has been a time and skin saver for me!!

The second product I was sent is even more unique!! These Custom Blot Drops are literally like LIQUID BLOTTING PAPER! It seems like the strangest thing, but these truly work! Whats even more unique and revolutionary about these custom blot drops is that they can be used 3 different ways. 
-For a matte base, apply to bare skin by pressing into the skin (avoid rubbing), before you apply your foundation. 
-To control excessive oil and create a matte finish, mix the drops into your moisturizer, primer or foundation! With these drops you can truly customize your liquid products to work best with your complexion... More drops means more matte. 
-Touch up your makeup throughout the day by carefully pressing the product onto the oily areas of your skin. They literally work just like blotting paper!

So weather you really need to control excess oil on your skin or just touch up your t-zone, these are going to work wonderfully for you! I have not tried the first 2 ways of using it because I don't get a lot of excess oil on my skin. I usually just get some shine in my t-zone after a few hours. So I gave these drops a try, by touching up my makeup later in the day. I was skeptical that these drops would work and also thought they would probably mess up my makeup! However, I was shocked by how quickly they really did mattify my skin without disturbing my makeup. Of course you must be sure to pat the product onto your skin and not rub - otherwise that for sure will mess up your makeup. Whats nice about these drops in comparison to actual blotting paper, aside from the fact that they can be used in multiple ways, is that I didn't need to apply more powder and set my makeup after using them. Once I applied these drops my makeup looked fresh again! 
Have you tried either of these new products yet? If so, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on them!! These are actually the first ever products I have used from Cover FX and I am so very impressed. A huge thank you to Cover FX for these amazing goodies. I cant wait to try more! For anyone else who may not be familiar with this brand, Cover FX creates vegan and cruelty free products. ♥

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Urban Decay Vintage Vice Lipstick Capsule Collection | Lip Swatches

Hey beauties!! Today I just wanted to share some photos and my lip swatch video of the New Vintage Vice Lipstick Collection that UD has come out with! At the time I made the video - it was a little "sneak peek" for you, as the collection had not released yet! Unfortunately I wasnt given a release date either, but I saw that they finally released, so I wanted to let you all know, in case you have not heard!!

And for those who haven't seen my video already or heard anything about this collection here is the scoop: Urban Decay is bringing GRUNGE back!! 

To celebrate their twentieth anniversary, Urban Decay is bringing back classic lipstick shades with the limited-edition Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection. The nine shades will take you back to Urban Decay’s early days—even the packaging is a throwback. The perfect combination of vintage Urban Decay and modern elegance, these colors haven’t been available in years. Even though they’re 20 years old, they’re still wearable, and Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives each shade of Vice Lipstick its super-creamy texture, rich color payout, and superior lip color dispersion. Its butter blend comforts, hydrates, and enhances so that lips are left soft and conditioned, and never dry.

These shades are definitely old school 90's and remind me so much of my childhood! With frosty blues and grungy metallized brown shades you may look at this collection and think there is NO way you could pull these off. I know I felt that way at first too. But after trying them all, I was shocked at how wearable they actually are!
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-Bruise: Sheer deep burgundy red with green shift (Sheer)
-Smog: Deep coppery bronze (Cream)
-Asphyxia: Soft lavender with blue micro-glitter (Cream)
-Pallor: Frosted lavender with gray shift (Cream)
-UV-B: Vibrant blue with purple shift (Cream)
-Plague: Bright purple with pink undertone (Cream)
-Roach: Deep burgundy-brown (Cream)
-Frostbite: Frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-glitter (Cream)
-Oil Slick: Sheer black with silver micro-glitter (Sheer)

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See ALL of the swatches in this quick video

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Wet N Wild Au Natural Palette | Drug Store Makeup Tutorial COLLAB

Hey beauty babes! Welcome, today I am back with yet another "get the look" tutorial, and this is also another collab video!! So I recently "met" via instagram a gal who is just might be my "doppelgänger" - her name is Amber find her on IG (here). And she reached out to me because several of her friends were telling her that she and I looked so much alike! After seeing her comment, I of course had to check out her page to see for myself. 

While at first I wasnt so sure, I did kind of see a resemblance in a few photos... But after showing my husband and kids, they all thought we really did look a lot a like. At quick glance, actually, my husband thought one of her photos was me!! haha So funny... So anyways, soon after that I found out she had a youtube channel and its fairly new. So I reached out to her about possibly doing a collab! I thought it would be a fun idea to collab with my very own look-a-like. ♥
Anyways, what is really neat about Amber's channel is that it's focused around affordable/drug store makeup!! I love that idea and wanted to keep this collab in tune with her channel. So we decided to create looks using drug store products. Mainly focusing on one drug store palette to show the versatility of it! 

So we chose the Wet N Wild Au Natural Palette in 'Nude Awakening", because we both love the colors in that one. As well, we both really love Wet N Wild shadows. For their small price, the quality is really great! So, I created a day time look and Amber has created a night time look!!  

You can watch my tutorial in the video at the end of this post, and then be sure to hop on over to watch Amber's tutorial to see the night look she created!! if you enjoy her channel and want to see more, be sure to show her some love... Leave a comment and subscribe!!
Products used for this look:

-Hard Candy Setting Spray

- Make Up For Ever waterblend foundation
-Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour Palette


Earrings: Litvas Jewelry

If you would like to see how to create this quick and easy Day Time Look, be sure to watch the video tutorial below! 
And dont forget to check out Amber's Channel to see her Night Time look using this same palette!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

JORD Wood Watch Feature & Giveaway

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Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by. Today I'd like to feature a gorgeous and classic accessory that would be the perfect gift for a loved one - or hey, treat yourself!! JORD wood watches are a unique and modern - yet classic timepieces that will never go out of style. They are sure to give the perfect finishing touch to any outfit whether dressy, cool or casual. 

JORD offers stunning hand crafted wrist watches in a variety of styles, designs and colors for both Men and Women! The stunning wrist watch I received is the Cora Series in Koa & Rose Gold!! This woman's watch features finely grained golden Koa wood, a rose gold face, sapphire crystal glass and swarovski crystal markers! Isnt she a beauty!? 
Aside from the beauty of the watch itself, here are a few other wonderful perks about Jord Watches:

-Unique Packaging: It comes packaged perfectly in wooden box, with wooden logo accents.
-Sizing options: You can have your watches sized when you buy, so it comes to you ready to wear! 
-Splash Proof: Its not waterproof - so you cant submerge it - but its nice to know that it has a little protection!
-Variety of styles: Jord Watches has a great variety of watches for both men and women. And these would make amazing gifts!! 

Speaking of gifts... Whether its for a birthday, a celebration or you are already thinking about Christmas gift ideas, a unique watch like one of these would be an incredible gift for a loved one! Or again, for yourself - because you deserve it! ;) Of course these beauties don't come cheap, so if you would like to save some money on your purchase, be sure to enter the giveaway (HERE) for your chance to win a $100 e-gift code to JORD. Best part is that everyone will be a winner!! If you win the $100 all others will still receive a $20 e-gift code just for entering!! The Giveaway ends Sept. 29th. Good luck and feel free to share this post with your friends and family so they can have a chance to win too. Leave a comment below and let me know which watch you like the best!?

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