Sephora VIB Haul ♥

We all know when this time of year comes around all of us makeup addicts get a little crazy! Thankfully, I had my head on right this time around and used my VIB discount at Sephora to only purchase items I needed or have been really wanting to try, no random items. I only purchased five things but I’m really excited about each one!

VIB

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation (Praline) – My Friend Recommended this product to me. I’ve actually never tried any Laura Mercier foundations so I am super excited to try this one as I’ve heard many good things about this specific one. Plus it’s one of her newest foundations!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner (Black Ink) – I feel like all of the black gel liners that I own right now still don’t look super black on me. I wanted to try this one since I see it being used over and over on Youtube and it looks super duper black. Let’s hope I love it!

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – This is another YouTube favorite that I’ve been dying to try. I love experimenting with new primers to see if they help my makeup last longer and minimize my pores!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (Opal) – This one I bought because my other one broke 😦 I couldn’t live without it and decided to take advantage of the 20%.

Cover Fx Bronzer (Sunset) – I needed a new bronzer and was stuck on my NYX Matte Bronzer for the longest time so I decided to step outside of my NYX box for a little while. I purchased the darkest color of the bunch so that I can use it for contouring.

Those were all of the items I purchased during the VIB sale. I’m very happy with the things I purchased and can’t wait to start using them!

 

What did you purchase during the Sephora VIB Sale?

xo, Jess ♥

Eyebrow Perfection ♥ Benefit Gimme Brow

We all know without perfect eyebrows, your entire makeup for the day can look a little off. Eyebrows help frame your face and usually they bring your whole makeup look together. I never filled in my eyebrows when I was younger and although it didn’t look terrible, it also didn’t look as crisp and clean as my face does now.

Recently, I have been using the exact same routine for doing my eyebrows. I love the way this routine leaves them and I am not complaining or looking to change it up anytime soon. I have a video showing you guys my full eyebrow routine, so check it out if you want to see what I do! The only thing I did not include in that video was my newest favorite little gem.

The Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. It’s perfection in a tube. I received this about a week ago from Benefit after winning a contest they were holding with Birchbox. I usually use my Sonia Kashuk clear brow gel and thought that was great, but once I tried this Benefit Eyebrow Gel for the first time, I instantly fell in love.

IMG_2684

Price: $22.00

Where Can I Purchase? Benefitcosmetics.com, Ulta, Sephora, Anywhere that sells Benefit Cosmetics.

Benefit Claims: “Bring on the brows! This innovative brush-on fiber gel adheres to skin & hair…creating brows where before there were none. It builds easily for thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending & precision tip for shaping. Available in two shades. Innovative Brush-On Fiber Gel is water resistant, long-wearing, natural-looking, buildable.” –Benefitcosmetics.com

Why I Love It: Since growing out my eyebrows and trying to reshape them, the struggle has been real. They have been a little sparse and a little wild at the same time. This product has definitely helped fill in those extra little spaces that my brow powder and brow pomade can’t seem to get. It also makes my brows look fuller and they stay in place all day long! I seriously cannot rave about this product enough.

I used to hear amazing reviews but never tried it because I thought it would make my brows look super dark (since they are already basically black) but the color of this product seriously matches with anyone’s eyebrows. It comes in two different shades but I promise one of those will work for you, whether you have super light hair or super dark hair.

 

Have you tried this product? What eyebrow products do you recommend?

xo, Jess ♥

bareMinerals : BareSkin Foundation: Review ♥

This foundation has been the talk of the town lately, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it when it first came out. bareMinerals is a brand that I don’t really have much of in my makeup collection. When I first started using makeup, I wasn’t sure what to use, and this happened to be the easiest and most natural brand that I had heard of. As I became better and more in love with makeup, I branched out to try other brands and bareMinerals sort of fell to the side. I’m not a huge fan of powdered or “mineral” products because in my opinion, they don’t really last all day, therefore, bareMinerals was not my favorite.

On the other hand, I do love natural finishes and “no makeup, makeup” which lead me to the reason why I love this product so much. When I heard that bareMinerals, the best of the best for natural makeup, was coming out with a liquid foundation I automatically knew I had to get my hands on it, and of course, I did.

I can honestly say that this has been my go-to foundation for the summer, but I won’t spoil the rest of the details for you! Watch the video to see what my overall opinion of this foundation was 🙂

 

 

March Beauty Favorites ♥ 2014

March came and went! I can’t believe we’re almost half way through the year again. Every time I do these videos it reminds me of how fast time is flying.

For March I didn’t have too many favorites, since the weather in New York was super cold the past few months my face was extremely dry. I was trying to avoid wearing too much makeup so that my skin could heal and get back to its normal, non-dry self which is why I don’t have many favorites this month. Don’t you worry though, April is going to be a fun month for favorites because I’ve bought so many goodies in the past few weeks that I’m so excited to try new things and tell you guys about it. Plus, IMATS is this weekend and I will be there on saturday, I hope to get some goodies there as well, so my April favorites should be fun!

anyway, here is the video. I hope you guys enjoy it and like always, if you do, please like, comment, subscribe, and share the video with your friends!

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette (08.Medium)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (170)
♥ Lorac Tantalizing Body Bronzing Luminizer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (40 Goddess)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultradefinition Loose Finishing Powder (Naked Medium Dark)
♥ GlamGlow Youthmud Tingleexfoliate Treatment
♥ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

xo, Jess ♥