Haul – Ulta, Rite Aid, & Urban Decay.com ♥

I’ve realized that my shopping addiction has been at an all time high, to the point where I’ve decided that after IMATS I will take a big break from shopping for makeup. I have so many new products to try out for you guys, that I honestly do not need to buy anymore. Especially because I know I’m going to be buying lots of goodies at IMATS (or at least I’m going to try, I’ve heard the lines are insane!)

I think because my skin has been changing so much, I’ve been buying a lot of skincare and just different things to see if my skin can go back to normal. My pores are huge! and my skin is so dry, especially my under eye are. I’ve been on the lookout for some good products to help that, so if you guys have any recommendations PLEASE let me know!

Anyway, Here is what I bought in the past two weeks…

My first trip to the drugstore was strictly for my prom makeup video. I needed glitter and I wanted to try a new foundation that wouldn’t look so powdery on my skin.

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I decided I needed something for my hair as well, since I was running out of shampoo and conditioner but wanted something that would actually work. My hair has been really dry lately, and I am in the process of growing it out so I wanted something good. I went to Ulta specifically for that reason, but of course ended up with more than just that.

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I thought I was finished with that. I was not. I received a 20% off coupon and just had to take advantage so I decided to go back to Ulta and pick up a few things, plus I was in desperate need of a new face wash. My pores haven’t been friendly lately.

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So now in detail, I’ll show you what I got. Keep in mind some of these products were samples given to me by the cashier. They’re always so nice to me at my local Ulta!

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1. Wet ‘N Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti – I heard about these through Dulcecandy87 on Youtube and I needed glitter for my prom tutorials so i decided to purchase them. The price point wasn’t bad at all so it was deff worth it. My local Rite Aid only had two colors, so I bought them both. They are Lilac Frosting & Pink Sugar. I used Lilac Frosting in my Prom Tutorial.

2. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – This has been a product that everyone has been talking about! I wanted to try it for myself because I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. So far I actually like it!

3. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black– I’ve always been a huge fan of L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black and Carli Bybel on Youtube is always raving about this one so I decided to try it. Not gonna lie, i’m not really a huge fan so far.

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – This foundation is a product that i’ve been wanting to try for a while but have never got around to actually purchasing it. I was in love with my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation so I figured this would be something like it. I tried it a few times so far and I’m not really in love with it so far.

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1. Pacifica Hand & Body Lotion Wipes – This was something super cool that I saw with all the mini products by the cash wrap at Ulta. It was so intriguing to me, especially because my skin gets really dry even if I put on lotion. I figured this was a cool idea and it would be practical when out and about.

2. Tarte Kit ( Maracuja  C-brighter eye treatment, Inner Rim Liner, Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara – So I know it looks like I purchased a million Tarte products but in reality it came in a little kit, but I accidentally threw out the box. I got this mainly because I ran out of the eye cream and I did enjoy it before but not enough to purchase the actual size one. It also came with the inner rim liner that i’ve been wanting to try. It’s a nude waterproof eyeliner made for your waterline! Perfect to give you a more awake look. The mascara I am not a fan of at all.

3. Urban Decay Electric Palette – This was not purchased from Ulta but I didn’t want to photograph it by itself. I saw this palette on Urban Decay’s Instagram and immediately knew I needed it in my life, I waited for the day it was released and purchased it the day of on their website. It’s so different than any other palette I own and I love bright eyeshadow, especially for the summer! I will have a video feat. this palette really soon and also a blog post/review on the palette so stay tuned.

4.  Samples ( Stila Stay all day 10 in 1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, Sarah Mcnamara Miracle Skin Transformer Face, Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel) – The girl at Ulta was super nice and gave me some extra goodies, I’m really excited to try the Stila BB cream and the Sarah McNamara Face Enhancer. Anything that will help my face look its best I’m a fan of. The Curling Gel I probably won’t use as much so I might give it to my mom.

5.  Carol’s Daughter Repairing Kit – I saw an ad about this product in a magazine and put it on my wish list. When I saw they had a little trial kit I thought how perfect! I love mini trial kits because it lets me try the products for a cheaper price. That way if I hate it, at least I didn’t pay full price and I’m stuck with a huge bottle. Well, so far I love this stuff. My hair feels so smooth and shiny… I can’t wait to try it a few more times so I can do a review on this!

6. Vera Wang Rollerball Perfume – My favorite Perfume, ever! It just smells so good. I have the regular large version and also another version of the Princess, I believe it’s Rock Princess, not sure but it’s in a glittery bottle. Anyway, I got this rollerball because my perfume wears off throughout the day so I just wanted something that I could reapply with during the day.

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1. Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Priming Powder & Finishing Veil – I’ve always been a huge fan of  the regular Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, so when Nicole Guerriero spoke about this baby in one of her videos I knew I just had to have it! I was really surprised my Ulta carried since they never carry any good stuff! There was also a pressed powder version, but I think a loose powder will work better for me.

2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – I got this in the color Transylvania which sounds spooky. It is a very vampy dark raisin plum color. So beautiful for the Fall/Winter and who knows maybe I’ll live a little and wear it in the Summer. What do they say, YOLO? haha.

3. Murad Samples ( Essential-C Cleanser, Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Essential-C Eye Cream) –  Since I bought Murad products the girl at Ulta also gave me some Murad Samples. I’m mostly excited about the cleanser and the eye cream, especially because they have Vitamin C in it. The Age Spot Serum I will probably never use, since I don’t really have any age spots.

4.  Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo – My pores have been a large issue lately, especially ever since my skin became super dry. I’m not sure if its something I’m using or what is causing my skin and pores ago react differently. I decided to pick this up on a whim and hope that it would minimize my pores. We shall see, I’ve read great reviews so fingers crossed!

5. Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick –  I saw someone I follow on Instagram wearing a beautiful purple lip color and when I asked her what lipstick it was she told me it was this product. I was hesitant to order it online at first, so when I saw it in store I just had to try it! I wasn’t sure what color to choose, so i decided to go with something I didn’t already have. I chose the color Melted Coral, because although I own a few Orange lipsticks, I don’t have anything in a peachy coral color. I hope it looks good on me!

6. NYX Butter Gloss – Everyone knows how much I love the NYX Lip Butters, they literally feel like butter on your lips. So smooth and creamy, and they last a while too! I saw that they came out with new colors and decided to pick up this purple to go with my Purple Revlon Matte Lip Balm. This color is called Raspberry Tart and from the looks of it I think I’m going to love it!

Phew! That was A LOT stuff! My last little makeup shopping spree will be for IMATS so stay tuned for that haul! I’m going to try to limit myself for the month of May so enjoy these hauls while they’re here! What new items have you purchased lately or what is on your wish list?

xo, Jess ♥

Blue Sparkle Prom Makeup ♥

Prom is right around the corner for some of us! I’m one of those people who just love to get dressed up so I would always look forward to prom when I was in High School. I was lucky enough to go to three different proms! ! 10th grade I was invited to a school nearby’s Junior Prom which was so much fun, 11th grade I had my Junior Prom, & of course 12th grade I had my Senior Prom. Out of all three of them my favorite dress was my Senior Prom dress. It was Royal Blue and gold, just beautiful. I felt like a Greek goddess!

I decided to do a few tutorials for you guys to have ideas on what type of makeup you wanted for your own proms! one thing is for sure, you’re going to look at these pictures forever, so you want to look your best!

In this tutorial, I used a blue eyeliner because I was thinking for my Senior Prom dress but feel free to use any color glitter and any color eyeliner. This is just a guide for you, make it your own and have fun!

I hope you enjoy this video, and if you do please like, comment, subscribe, and share with your friends!

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PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paintpot (Painterly)
♥ M.A.C Eyeshadow (Soft Brown)
♥ Maybelline Color Tattoo (Barely Beige)
♥ Bare Minerals Eyecolor (Cultured Pearl)
♥ Too Faced Glitter Glue
♥ Wet’N Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti
♥ Wet’N Wild Mega liner (Indigo Blue)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Venus)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow (Sea & Sky)
♥ L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black
♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

♥ Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation
♥ Garnier Brightening Concealer
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer
♥ Urban Decay Ultradefinition Loose Finishing Powder
♥ Bare Minerals Concealer (Well Rested)
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills countour Kit
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush (Pink)
♥ M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Pink Mouveau)
♥ NYX Butter Gloss (Strawberry Parfait)

xo, Jess ♥

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder : Review ♥

Setting my foundation is one of the most important steps for me in my makeup routine. Although I have combination-dry skin, I tend to see a little oil seeping through when I don’t set my foundation. I have been using the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation Powder to set my foundation since I can remember, and I did not plan on parting ways with it anytime soon until I found my new love. I’m extremely picky when it comes to my foundations and my setting powders because let’s be real, the last thing I want to do is look like cake face (and you shouldn’t either). When I saw this powder it was like the angels from heaven were singing to me. Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to feel this foundation, get in your car, drive to Ulta right now, and try this out.

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Let’s begin by talking about the packaging. I mean how cute is this little guy? Urban Decay always has cute/edgy packaging, and we all know I’m a sucker for anything cute so it was a must have! It is a clear little bottle with a metal top. When you open the top of it there are a few holes where the product comes out of. The only downfall of this packaging is that there is no stopper for the holes, if you wanted to travel with this product it would probably get super messy! The Bare Minerals Matte Foundation has a little twist cap where you can twist it so the plastic covers the holes (Genius!).

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The texture of this powder is simply amazing, for a lack of a better word. Seriously guys, it literally dissolves into your skin. When you first touch it, it has a velvet/soft feel to it and then before you know it, as you rub it in to your skin it just disappears.  It is extremely lightweight but is medium/full coverage and it is definitely buildable as well. Although it is a matte finish powder there is still a little dewiness to it, it gives off a subtle sense of luminosity to the skin which for me is Perfect!

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Promise: “Blur flaws, set makeup, and cut shine with this weightless formula that feels amazingly silky on the skin. Designed to be virtually invisible, Urban Decay’s high-tech, light-reflecting formula fools the eye with optical blurring, seemingly airbrushing away imperfections and creating a soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. This creamy, buildable, jet-milled formula applies beautifully, never looks chalky or cakey, and won’t settle into fine lines.” – Sephora.com

Ingredients: Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide),  CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)].

Where Can You Purchase? Urbandecay,com, Sephora.com, Ulta,com

Overall Thoughts: Overall, I truly believe that if you try this powder you will instantly fall in love with it! It really does blur flaws, sets makeup, and cuts shine instantly. It is extremely weightless which is amazing because you can wear it over any foundation without it becoming cakey or looking too fake! It really does, looks and feels like what Urban Decay claims. I recommend this 100%, it has become one of my holy grail items!

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 ♥