Thursday, May 31, 2018

In Search of The Holy Grail of Holy Grail Beauty Products

Hey beauty babes! I've got a fun project I want to do! So, I am In Search of The Holy Grail of Holy Grail Beauty Products and I want YOU to help me find them!! I really think this will be a fun and exciting interactive project that a lot of us can learn from!

See I am always sharing my own favorites as well as knowledge with you. But I know that YOU have knowledge to share as well that would not only benefit and teach me things, but will also benefit others too! So I really hope you will consider participating in this little project I thought up. 

I would like to do FULL face of the "Holy Grail of Holy Grail" beauty products. So share any that you have for the following categories:
Setting Powder
Setting Spray
Brow Products
Eye Primer
Lipstick/Lip Gloss
(feel free to add any that I may have missed or forgotten)

Ok, so below is info on how this will work. But PLEASE do NOT write your answers here. Please be sure to actually head on over to my video on YOUTUBE here, and comment there. Also be sure to check FIRST to see if your HG product is already listed. If it is, then be sure to VOTE (by liking the comment). And if it is not listed, then go ahead and comment!

Please be sure to leave a NEW comment for EACH individual product you mention. Be sure to include the category first (this will help me and others know what it is quicker and easier). The brand and then Product name. Do this in a new for each category you have a Holy Grail Product in. Be sure to also READ the Comments BEFORE you leave you comment. So if someone has already mentioned a Holy grail Product of yours you dont need to write it again, but instead "LIKE" their comment to show an additional VOTE for that product as a Holy Grail fave. The Holy Grail products with the most votes will win and be what I purchase in the end!

Example for 1 comment:
PRIMER - Touch in SOL No Poreblem Primer

Example for another comment:
CONCEALER - Tarte Shape Tape

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

4 Beauty Brands I want to try

Hey beauties, I hope you enjoy today's video sharing 4 Beauty Brands I want to try. I have seen a couple of these types of videos floating around before (links below) and I recently found myself with a small list of brands I wanted to try as well. So I figured I would share. I would LOVE to know your thoughts on these brands too. Have you tried them? Do you recommend them? What products do you like best? Or are you wanting to try them too!? Also I'd love to know what brands (if any) that YOU want to try! Be sure to leave a comment sharing your own list. ♥

Here are some channels I have seen this video idea from:
Katie Marie also did a version

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Top 5 Favorite Foundations

Hey beauty babes I hope you enjoy today's video sharing my top 5 favorite foundations (plus 1 honorable mention)! I'm sorry if this video seems a bit choppy... I had to do a lot of editing to cut out a lot of my rambling to keep this video "short", and still it ended up being long.

So be sure to check out the timestamps below to skip ahead if you prefer! Also I have linked all the foundations I mentioned (I wanted it to be a surprise, so I didn't name them here) so if you are curious to find out my favorite foundations, be sure to watch!

I do include 3 high end foundations and 3 drugstore foundations as well! Hope you enjoy! ♥

(affl. links used)
1:03 - My Foundation Preference
1:58 - My Skin Type
3:13 - Favorite foundations (affl. links used):
11:46 - Foundation #3
14:49 - Foundation #4
16:34 - Foundation #5
18:47 - Wrap up

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Face COVERGIRL Makeup Tutorial and Reviews

Hey babes, today I am sharing a Full Face COVERGIRL Makeup Tutorial plus reviews on ALL of the products I used! As I am sure you have seen - CoverGirl sent out these HUGE PR packages and I was fortunate enough to receive one of them. And while I am extremely thankful and grateful for these products, you know that wont sway me from being honest in my reviews. And beauties - I've got some thoughts to share with you... Some of these products are great, some are just duds for me and some are pretty ok. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and hearing my thoughts on everything!

1:20 - Micro fine brow pencil in the shade soft brown
2:04 - Lid Lock Up eyeshadow primer
2:45 - Katy Kat Eyeshadow Palettes in Hot Kat and Cool Kat
5:54  -Get in line liquid liner in the shade Black Vinyl
7:00 - Vitalist Go Glow luminizing Lotion in the shade Daybreak
7:37 - Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation shade Buff Beige
I used the Sigma Beauty 3D Blender (affl. link)
8:33 - vitalist healthy concealer shade Light/Medium
9:33 - Vitalist Healthy Setting Powder
10:00 - Look Lock Up Makeup Setting Spray
10:22 - bye bye pores bronzer from it cosmetics
10:40 - Pretty Vulgar Blush
10:57 - IT cosmetics brow pomade
11:13 - Peacock Flare Mascara
12:30 - Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter
13:49 - Melting pout matte liquid lipstick in the shade Secret

Enjoy the video!
Be sure to share your thoughts on any of these products if you have tried them!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

May 2018 Boxycharm Review and Demos

Hey babes,  today I am sharing my May 2018 Boxycharm Review and Demos. I will talk more about each item in the box letting you know prices and all the details. I will also have demonstrations of each item and share my thoughts on them too.

Now, while this box was a bit of a disappointment for me personally, I have actually heard many people say they loved this box or that it was their favorite so far! Everyone is different, has different makeup needs and preferences.

SO just to be clear I am not disappointed with boxycharm as a company or service. I still think its one of the best, especially for the price! I know the team works super hard to find great products to offer us. And I know that no matter what, they cant please everyone 100% of the time.

This is one of the ONLY times I can recall every being this "unhappy" with a box - and I feel that says a lot. So hopefully this review didn't come off as too negative, I am just being completely honest with my reviews of these items. If you got the box and loved it, feel free to share your experiences! It may be helpful to myself and others! ♥

Subscribe here (affl. link).

Items in this months box:
- aesthetica cosmetics Pro Brush Series: Professional Powder Makeup Brush!
- aesthetica cosmetics 3 pc. Eye Brush Set
- Cover FX Blurring Primer
- Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eye Liner
- pur cosmetics Sculptor Highlight & Contour Palette
- beauty creations Matte Lip Gloss

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Doterra Essential Oil Empties

Hey beauty babes! Thanks so much for visiting me today! I've got some Doterra product empties to share with you and am really excited to let you know more about these products and essential oils, how my family and I use them and why we love them! 

So if you would like to learn more, be sure to watch the video to hear my thoughts on these products. I also wanted to be sure to include a list of all the items I mentioned, in case you couldnt quite hear what they were (I tend to talk fast, and dont always pronounce things properly haha). But I wanted to also share a bit more info about them here too, for anyone interested in learning more about a specific product. 

BTW... I had to share this still frame from the video, because it shows so clearly how much I LOVE this toothpaste. haha Its a random thing to be so excited about, but its just that good. Watch the video to find out why... Anyways, I happened to pause the video at this point and was surprised by what a "perfect" picture it was. haha

For anyone wanting to shop products, you can find my Doterra website here: If you would like to learn more about shopping Doterra, how to save on product or how to become a wellness advocate - please dont hesitate to reach out, leave a comment of email me!

Products Mentioned (info pulled from doterra website):
dōTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion
-Easily blend with your favorite essential oil for a customized aromatic experience
-Sunflower and macadamia seed oils are known for their exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to retain moisture in the skin
-Non-greasy formula absorbs quickly leaving skin looking healthy, soft, and smooth

dōTERRA On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste
This fluoride-free Natural Whitening Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of the proprietary doTERRA On Guard blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils with other natural ingredients that help clean teeth, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. The doTERRA On Guard blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils provides an extra cleaning boost. Additional essential oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, and the natural sweetener xylitol, give doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavor that leaves your breath—and toothbrush—fresh and clean throughout the day.

dōTERRA® SPA Refreshing Body Wash
Bergamot, Grapefruit and Cedarwood essential oils are refreshing and uplifting, making it an ideal body wash to start the day. Natural surfactants derived from coconut oil and essential fatty acids provide gentle yet thorough cleansing without irritating the skin like other harsh soaps and body washes. This natural gel cleanser provides a perfect foaming action that glides across the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

dōTERRA Breathe®  Respiratory Blend
Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

♥ dōTERRA Serenity®  Restful Blend
Serenity calms the senses and supports a restful nights sleep. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to help reduce worry from life’s daily stressors, or diffuse at night to help quiet a restless baby or child. 

♥ Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

♥ Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. 

♥ Melaleuca Essential Oil
Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

I mentioned a video where I shared my "beauty recipe" of oils that I used on my face... If anyone is interested in learning more about that/seeing that mini video you can check it out HERE.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Morphe 25B Palette + Master of Metallics Makeup Tutorial

Hey babes, I hope you enjoy this tutorial using the Morphe 25B Palette + Master of Metallics cream eyeshadows! I know the cream eyeshadows are no longer available, but if you have them - bust them out! They are fabulous!

I found these were super long lasting, I didn't get any fall out. But I did notice towards the end of the day they did look a little "cracked" just in the places where my eyelids naturally crease. Nothing too bad or obvious, but I just wanted to make a mention of that since I said I would update here about how they wore. 
Products used:
Beauty Junkees Brow Powder shade Taupe
Morphe Bronzed Mocha 25B Palette
Morphe Master of Metallics Gold Cream Shadow
PUR Cosmetics False Lashes Style Bombshell
M.Y.O.B. Cosmetics Highlight shade Intense
M.Y.O.B. Cosmetics Lip Gloss shade Sugar Snapp

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Hey beauty babes! Today I've got a review and demo for you on the JUNO & CO MICROFIBER FUSION SPONGE! Find out if its a gimmick or actually a really great product! I will demo this sponge both wet AND dry, also with foundation, concealer and loose powder! I hope you enjoy!

If you have tried this, I would love to hear your thoughts on this! ♥ BTW I am going to update about cleaning the sponges on my instagram stories and will "highlight" them on my profile, so if you are watching this more than 24h later you can still see. But the update is GOOD. While these cant be cleaned as easy as a normal sponge, they CAN be cleaned good as new. Check out my stories for the info!

Purchase the Microfiber Sponge by itself for just $4 here
Bundle with Sponge & Foundation Brush for $5 here
Bundle (that I got) with 2 sponges & Brush Cleaner for $10 here
Bundle 4 Microfiber Sponges for just $14 here

P.S. Someone had a REALLY great question on my youtube channel. Since I was kind of learning as I was going in the video, and I wasn't quite clear (well to be honest at the time of filming I didn't know) it was asked if the sponge WOULD work with a thicker foundation IF I used it wet. Originally when I tried this with a thicker foundation (with a dry sponge) I didn't think it worked well.

So, I did try it out again with the original foundation I used (the PUR Cosmetics bare it all foundation), this time with the sponge wet. And I am happy to report that it definitely works MUCH better when the sponge is wet. And just for reference, I started with just a little bit of product (a few dots) and worked it in. I did add a little more product as I went, but not much. Which I think that was also part of my problem the first time - I just applied too much product, you don't need much with this sponge. 

Anyways... it applied flawlessly. I will say, with the thicker foundation, it doesn't move around as smoothly as with the thinner foundation, I did have to pounce it just a touch, but it wasn't bad at all. Definitely not as bad as the first time I tried. Best of all with this sponge is that it really applies foundation in a way that just doesn't get cakey, but still gives great coverage and I love that. ♥ Hope this helps!!

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Rude Cosmetics Return of the Jet Eyeshadows Palette Makeup Tutorial

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Hey beauty babes! I really hope you enjoy this Mini review and Makeup tutorial featuring the Rude Cosmetics "Return of the Jet Eyeshadows" Palette, that I purchased at IMATS!

Anyone else think this looks super similar to the Jaclyn Hill Palette from morphe!? haha Its not quite a "dupe" but the shade range is similar! So if you are looking for something more affordable this one is just $21.50!
Products used:
Stamp Crease
Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer
MBA Cosmetics Bling It On Liquid Glitter in the shade Bubble
Use code AGAPELOVE15 for 15% off 
MBA Cosmetics Highlight in the shade Peach Glow
Buxom Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in the shade Wine Me

Check out Shaye and Angela (I mentioned them in this video)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

You Don't Have To Do That | "Makeup Rules"

Hey beauty babes! Thanks so much for taking the time to watch this video. Its one I almost feel nervous to post... This type of video is not typical of my channel, but I felt this was a topic that would be interesting to share. I also think its a message that needs to be heard.

This video was definitely meant to be light hearted, a little funny, but mostly encouraging! I'm somewhat poking fun at some of the makeup "rules" or beauty trends that we may sometimes feel  are LAW of the Land when it comes to makeup - skills/application or otherwise. I wanted to be a voice that says hey "you don't have to do that", and basically its OK if you dont do these things (Its also OK if you do, do these things!).

Never be afraid to be yourself, be different, stand out and do what you want! Makeup should be FUN! Not make us feel shamed or defeated. SO if you have ever felt bad because you didn't or couldn't do makeup like a PRO MUA or Beauty Influencers - please remember You are awesome! Alright - hope you enjoy the video!

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