Mini Haul – Sephora & M.A.C ♥

Clearly I have a shopping problem or more like a makeup addiction. I’m going on vacation to California in a few days and realized I was running out of a few things, and in desperate need of other things, so I decided to take a quick trip to Sephora. This “quick” trip resulted in two trips to Sephora and one trip to M.A.C within a few days! I know, I know. Don’t judge me.

On my first trip to Sephora, I ended up getting strictly skincare products because I was seriously in desperate need of them. I don’t think I’ve ever actually splurged on good quality skincare products and honestly my skin as been paying for it. My face has been super dry lately and my pores have been horrendous, I just felt like it was in desperate need of some TLC.


On my second trip to Sephora, I went for one thing and one thing only. I was on the hunt for a new foundation and although it was difficult to keep my eyes from wandering, I remained focused and completed my task. haha.

of course, I did a great job on my second trip to Sephora but that did not stop me from entering M.A.C which happened to be right next to it. Now we all know M.A.C is probably every makeup lover’s weakness, so it is dangerous territory. I ran out of my concealer so I had to go in for more and of course I had to pick up a few other goodies while I was there. My bank account probably hates me right now but it was totally worth it!


Anyway, now that I’ve bored you with my rant I will show you what I got! (I know this is what you’ve been waiting for)

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1. Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oil Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer- Now that is a mouthful to say! I picked this moisturizer specifically because Casey (itsbl0ndie) from youtube uses it and raves about it so much. Gel moisturizers absorb quicker and easier into the skin so I figured it was good for someone with combination-dry skin. I have started using it and so far so good.

2. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment- I think the name speaks for itself. I’ve probably said this a thousand times but my skin has been going from oily to dry to oily, so it’s been really difficult to determine exactly what skin type I have. I decided to get this because I generally have dehydrated dry skin which causes fine lines and wrinkles and that my friends is a huge NO. Not okay.

3. GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment- I think the world is raving about these products right now therefore it was a must try. I love face masks in general and well, since everyone has been loving this brand so much i decided to get the sample version of it to see what all the hype is about! I will deff. let you guys know how I feel about it once I try it!

4. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light –  I’ve used this product before and loved it. I had gotten a sample in my birch box a while back and I did enjoy it, so I decided to repurchase it but this time in the light version. The regular one can be a bit heavy but I find that this version is lightweight and deff. sinks into the skin quicker.

5. Philosophy Hope In A Jar Night- I’ve never actually used a night cream per say. I barely even wash my face before bed (I know, I know. That’s terrible!) but, my skin has really been in need of some extra love. I’m trying to stick to a strict skincare regimen so I figured if I bought a night time cream then it would give me a reason to wash my face at night. Let’s hope that idea works! (Fingers crossed!)

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1. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick ( Relentlessly Red ) – One of my biggest addictions when it comes to M.A.C is their lipsticks. I truly believe that if anything, M.A.C has the best eyeshadows and lipsticks! I don’t own many because there isn’t a M.A.C store close to where I live, but when I do get to go there I try my best to pick up at least one! This color caught my eye because for one, I love anything red or bright or bold. It’s more of a watermelon red color, it applies super matter and I can’t wait to use it!

2. M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW35) – I needed a new concealer. This is my holy grail concealer, I haven’t found anything as amazing as this. This color is the exact match to my actual skin color, I picked it up for days where I’m wearing natural looking makeup.

3. Makeup Forever HD Foundation- I’ve heard friends and Youtubers rave about this product forever now and I still have yet to try it. Once I like something it’s kind of hard for me to venture off, but since I ran out of pretty much all of my favorite foundations I decided to try something new. When I swatted it, it felt a little thick but I guess we shall see. I have high hopes for this foundation so I’m hoping it lives up to its hype and to my expectations.

4. M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW30)- Although I usually always get this concealer in the shade NW35, I decided to also get one shade lighter so that I can use it as a highlight as well! ( Everyone loves the Kim.K highlight effect right? right.)

5. M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna- I’m not a huge Rihanna fan per say, but when I heard she had a new Viva Glam lipstick I had to check it out! This lipstick is so creamy and the color is so beautiful, I can already tell it’s going to be one of my favorite reds.

Those are all of my recent purchases. Let’s hope I can stay put until IMATS so that I can get lots of goodies there! I swear this is a real addiction but I love it! What have been some of your recent purchases?

xo, Jess ♥


Mini Haul – Ulta, Sephora, CVS ♥

Hey Guys!

The other day I got an email with a 20% off coupon for Ulta. The best part wasn’t that it was a 20% off coupon but it was one of the coupons that I was able to use on anything including the higher brands aka Urban Decay. Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands of all time, I mean I love many different brands but for some reason whenever I go to Ulta I end up in that section and alwaysss end up buying something. Well, this time around was no different. I picked up a few fun new Urban Decay products and a few other goodies as well.

Like usual, I wanted to share this with you so you guys can see what new products I’ve been buying and testing out. I was going to film this but literally could not find the time and the bag full of goodies was just sitting there waiting to be used. I did use some of the products already because I just could not contain myself but, I’m sure that doesn’t make a difference to you guys!

Either way, I hope you guys enjoy this post. Let me know which of these products you want reviews for and if you’d like me to do videos for hauls as well as blog posts!


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1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – I’ve been trying to perfect my eyebrows so I decided to pick this up and I’ve been already obsessed with it as we speak! I talk about it a little in my January 2014 Beauty Favorites Video ! I picked this up in the color chocolate.

2. Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss – This was something that wasn’t planned but I passed by it and just had to try! I’ve tried it and i’m still iffy on whether I like it or not so stay tuned for a review. I purchased this lip gloss in the color Walk of Shame.

3. NYX Butter Lipstick – I have two of these lipsticks in my collection already but I knew I wanted to purchase more. I don’t like to spend too much at the same time when I shop for makeup so I try to get one color each time. This time I decided to go with a Nude. I actually tried this one as well already and so far I’m on the fence about the color. We shall see how I feel later on as I continue to use it…

4. Wet ‘N Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner – This was another impulse purchase. Not necessary at all, whatsoever. As I walked down the aisle the bright blue just caught my attention. I plan on doing a tutorial with it eventually, I’m just not sure exactly what i want to do yet. I purchased this in the color Indigo Blue. Stay tuned for this product as well…

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder – Well  that was a mouthful to say (or type in this case) . Besides the super long name, this product is something I like to call magical. Literally the second I saw it, I had to have it. I’ve only tried it over Foundation so I’m not quite sure how it would work by itself, but so far I am in love. Bye, Bye Bare Minerals Matte Foundation! You will deff. See a Review on this soon so stay tuned!

6. L’Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer/Highlighter – This was another impulse buy. I’ve been looking for a good highlighter/concealer combo that I can use before concealer so I decided to give this a try. Honestly, I tried this a few times so far and I’m not a fan. It’s gotten comfortable in my concealer drawer and I don’t think it will be coming out of hibernation for a while. Boo for bad buys!

7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – I Needed This. End Of Story! I’ve purchased this before and ran out of it. I literally could not go one day without it and this is what actually brought me to Ulta in the first place. If you haven’t tried this product, Stop what you’re doing. Get in your car, and go buy it. Now. It’s literally amazing-ness in a stick! By the way, I purchased this in the color Brunette.

8. Macadamia Deep Repair Masque – Everytime I decide to purchase the actual regular size of this, it’s always sold out. Therefore, I end up settling for this little packet. Basically, If you haven’t tried this and you have hair that needs some repairing, you should probably go out and get this little sample packet. It’s so amazing. I will do a review on this as well at some point 🙂 Stay tuned!

10. Living Proof Samples! – I actually haven’t opened this little packet up so I’m not quite sure what is in it.

That’s everything that I purchased on my last few trips to the store! I hope you guys enjoyed this and if you’ve bought any new products let me know below, I always love to see what everyone else is buying and loving!

xo, Jess ♥

Mini Haul♥ – Ulta

Hey Loves!

Yesterday I made a little quick trip to Ulta since I needed to pick up a few things for my NYE makeup tutorial! (Should be up tomorrow night the latest!) Since I had gotten a few gift cards for Christmas, I decided to splurge on a few things that I’ve been eyeing for a while !

We all know that one of my favorite “high end” makeup brands is Urban Decay so I had to take advantage and pick up a few things from them! (Aside from the fact that I was also gifted the Naked 3 palette :)) Yay!

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1. L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara – literally I’ve tried a bajillion mascara’s and yet every time I try a new one my heart beats for this one a little stronger so I had to pick it up because I’ve missed and love it that much!

2. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder – This is a newbie for me. I’m running low on my Bare Minerals Matte Foundation and wanted to step away from my comfort zone and try something new. I have high hopes for this so fingers crossed!

3. NYX – I picked up a few things from NYX and I’m not going to lie, I wanted a lot more! (I had to stop myself) The first thing I picked up was this Liquid Crystal Liner. It’s Sparkly and perfect for my NYE tutorial!

As I was walking down the aisle  I noticed the Butter Lipsticks were finally in stores and you know I HAD to pick some up! anyone who’s a fan of the butter glosses MUST try the lipsticks! I picked up two : Fireball and Razzle Fiesta. Cannot wait to try these out!

4. Too Faced– I’ve been dying to try the glitter glue because well lets face it, what girly girl doesn’t love glitter? …and i needed it for my NYE tutorial hehe. I have extremely high hopes for this as well so fingers crossed for this too!

5. Urban Decay– Last but not least my UD products! I tend to wear a lot of bright and bold lipsticks but for some reason they always end up feathering out. I’m not sure if it’s because my lips are always super dry or if the lipsticks are drying out my lips which causes them to feather? anywayyyy, I ended up getting the UD Lip Pencil in the color Ozone. It’s a clear lip pencil so you can wear it with any lipstick you please and its supposed to stop the feathering or you can use it as a primer to make your lipstick last longer!

I also picked up one of the UD lipsticks! I’ve been dying to try these because I’ve heard so many amazing reviews! I wasn’t sure what color to choose from so I settled for a nude and got the color Naked. I hope I love it!

It’s so exciting when I get completely new makeup! Can’t wait to try these out so I can write reviews on them 🙂 What makeup products have you guys picked up lately?

xo, Jess ♥

Mini haul ❤️ – Ulta

Hey everyone! 

The other day I made a quick trip to ulta to look for the new L’Oreal la’ laque and le’ matte lip colors but unfortunately my Ulta did not have them. I was so dissappointed that I decided to look around and see if something else could fill my void of a new lip color. 

As I wandered through the NYX aisle I remembered that many of my fellow youtubers have been raving about the lip butters! Prior to this I had never tried them so I decided to pick one up. I decided to choose the color creme brulee, since it was a nice nude that could pretty much go over any lipstick.I used it the next day and absolutely fell head over heels in love with it! 

After falling madly in love with my creme brulee lip butter I got an email the next day from Ulta saying that all NYX products were now 40% off! Well, that must of been a sign from the makeup gods above because how else could i resist!? Such an amazing deal on such a wonderful product! Later that day I made my way to Ulta and picked up a few more lip butters. 

I bought the colors: Strawberry parfait, Eclair, Cherry cheesecake, Peaches and cream, and Tiramisu.

I also noticed that Revlon products were also on sale for 40% off so since I was in serious need of a new bronzer (my beloved lorac bronzer hit pan & is sort of pricey) I decided to give their photoready bronzer a shot. We shall see if it makes it into my favorites this month! 

In the same aisle as the revlon and NYX i noticed there was a whole shelf of baby lips products. I was never a HUGE fan of Babylips because lets face it, unlike 80% of the makeup lovers out there I felt like they dried my lips instead of moisturized them. I sort of looked past them until I saw they had a new product! Baby lips Dr. Rescue medicated balm. Anything medicated has to work right? Right. So far I have been loving thia product! I had a few cuts on the sides of my lips from I think a fever or just the temperature change and ive been trying everything to get rid of them but of cours nothing has worked. Well, this worked! It healed the cuts and I actually feel like my lips feel moisturized and renewed. Lets hope it keeps working! I think I want to try the colored ones too, I got the mint one because it was easy and I could wear it whenever.

With that said, that concluded my mini shopping spree at Ulta the past few days. I also recieved a cute cosmetic case from benefit as a gift. I suppose forspending  a certain amount? Who knows. The case is really cute, cant wait to travel somewhere so I can use it! 

What have been your latest Ulta finds?