Good Chemistry Fragrance Haul From Target

I recently heard of this affordable fragrance company that just began to sell their products at Target, so I had to go check out what they were offering. They have 16 different scents with prices ranging from $10-$25 dollars. The scents are broken down into four collections with four in each collection.

The collections: Confident and Charming (Floral scents)

FloralCool & Collected (Earthy Scents)

earthyVibrant and Playful (Fresh scents)


Good and Grounded (Floral scents)

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It was so hard making a decision out of the sixteen scents but I finally was able to decide on three; Brainiac, Daydreamer and Magnolia Violet.


Brainiac is described as clean + practical with a bit of wit. The top notes in Brainiac are citrus, peppercorn, and vanilla.

Daydreamer is described as vivid + lush with a hint of longing. The top notes are sea salt, pineapple, and cashmere woods.

Magnolia Violet is described as romantic + captivating with true elegance. The top notes in this scent are magnolia, peony, and amber.

Out of the three, I am obsessed with daydreamer, I could not help but continuously smell my wrist after applying it. If you come across this brand in-store then I’d definitely recommend picking up at least one scent from Good Chemistry’s line. You won’t regret it!


Fenty Beauty Cosmic Gloss Dupes Under $5

I love Rihanna, I swear I do but I looooove a good deal! At the end of my Jordana Cosmic Glow Holographic Lipgloss haul, I hinted at a finding a possible Fenty Beauty dupe in their collection. Let’s see if the $19 limited edition glosses can be duplicated for $3 by Jordana!


There are three shades out of six in the Jordana collection that look very similar to the Cosmic Glosses by Fenty Beauty but I only own two of those for comparison. If I get my hands on the third from Jordana and Fenty beauty then another post will be coming up soon!

Brilliant Fuschia $3 vs. Plutonic Relationship $19

As you can see from the swatches above, these are pretty spot on! The differences are Plutonic Relationship being more opaque, blue-based and it appears to have more glitter. Outside of that when they are being swatched, you would not be able to tell the difference between the two. I know many people weren’t able to get their hands on Plutonic Relationship when it came out so I am glad that I was able to find an affordable dupe for everyone to try.

Iridescent Purple $3 vs. Gal On The Moon $19

Even though these look spot on in the tubes, Iridescent Purple would not be the closest dupe for GOTM. An alternative? Yes but a dupe it is not. I was really hopeful that this would work out but Gal On The Moon was definitely more purple whereas Iridescent Purple has a green shift due to the glitter used in it. If you enjoy holographic glosses like myself then you will love either one and their differences.

Will you be checking out these affordable Fenty Beauty dupes at your local drugstore?

HAUL | Jordana’s NEW Cosmic Glow Holographic Lipgloss Collection

The lip product junkie in me rejoiced when I saw that Jordana was coming out with a new line of lipglosses. One of my favorite things about the brand is their great deals, but they do not release new products as often as my other favorite drugstore brands.

As soon as I found these glosses in my local Walgreens, I grabbed up two of six from the collection.


Then maybe a few days later, I picked up two more glosses from the collection. At this point, it would seem like I may be going to pick up the last two from the collection but I wasn’t interested in those. A shocker? I know LOL.

The glosses retail for $3 a pop – A DEAL!

The shades that I purchased are 02 Galactic Blue, 03 Crystallized Pink, 05 Brilliant Fuschia and 06 Iridescent Purple.


SWATCHES || (R-L) 06 Iridescent Purple – 02 Galactic Blue


Stay tuned because I may or may not have a few dupes coming up *cough* Fenty Beauty *cough*!

Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Highlighter Review

Laura Geller is known for her baked makeup items that give you an “I drink water and mind my business” type of glow. Her baked gelato highlighters are to-die-for and I was excited to get my hands on one. Sometime before Christmas, I came across the diamond dust ornament and figured it’s Christmas packaging was a great excuse to buy this for my stocking. It never made it to its destination but that is neither here nor there.



Seeing how amazingly the other highlighters applied, I had very high expectations for this highlighter. Were they realistic for this pearl highlighter with a lilac shift? Not exactly but that’s the way life goes.

The diamond dust highlighter is not my favorite as I’ve had very mixed experiences when applying it. When applied with my ELF fan brush it takes a bit of effort to build up color. Whereas it applies very generously with my tapered brush from ELF (featured in my dollar tree brush haul here) that it’s almost overpowering, even with its light coloring. When it is applied to highlight the inner corner of my eye and brow bone it looks amazing!

Final thoughts: Two months and several uses later, I am giving this a pass. If you must pick up a baked blush or highlighter from Laura Geller then skip this shade! Live life with #NoRegrets!


My Five Minute Work/Internship Makeup Routine

In the morning when it’s time to go, it’s time to go – and most times I will briefly do my makeup before hitting the door. At my internship, I am always on the move and a full face using foundation wouldn’t exactly look good at the end of the work-day. So this is what I’ve been doing each morning:


First I’m priming with Fenty Beauty’s Soft Matte Pro’filtr primer, it is my go-to with and without makeup.

Then I’ll buff my MAC MSF in the shade Dark Tan into the skin with my ride-or-die makeup brush from eyeslipsface (E.L.F.).

Next, I will apply Black Radiance’s Baked Blush in the shade Toasted Almond to add a little color to the cheeks.

Following the blush, I’ll add Black Radiance’s Baked Bronzer (read as a highlighter) in the shade Rose Gold to the high points on my cheeks.

After this, I set my makeup with a makeup setting spray mix, and I’ll top the look off with Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb in the shade Fenty Glow.

Easy, breezy, beautiful, working girl!


Mattemoiselle Lipsticks from Fenty Beauty + SWATCHES

The HAULidays haven’t come to a complete end yet. It’s the day after Christmas, Fenty Beauty just launched their line of lipsticks, and my Sephora gift card came in handy.

The Mattemoiselle lipsticks come in 14 unique shades which made it hard to make a final decision. Since they cost $18 a pop, I went with the colors that I would wear the most, PMS and Candy Venom. Each lipstick comes in sleek silver packaging with the Fenty Beauty emblem engraved in the lids.

PMS is described as a moody brown (definitely my fall/winter color), and Candy Venom is described as an electric pink, this color is perfect for NYE!

SWATCHES – Candy Venom (L) | PMS

You can find these lipsticks in Sephora (and online) and on Happy shopping!

XOXOSelenaNicole’s Beauty Favorites of 2017


Since discovering these items, they have become an everyday staple for creating a full face. My life would not be the same without them, and I believe they deserve every bit of recognition they can receive. I present to you my beauty favorites of 2017…


Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Pro’Filtr Primer | $32

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade Dark Tan | $34

L.A. Colors Contour Stick in the shade Medium

Bad Habit Beauty’s Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette | $12

Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Bronzer in the shade Rose Gold | $5

Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot Prismatic Top Coat | $5

Kleancolor Pro Sealer Setting Spray | $1.50

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Polish in the shade Karamel


Natasha Denona Dupes UNDER $20 | Bad Habit Beauty

Back at it again with the Bad Habit Beauty palettes! This time they have dupes for the ever popular palettes by Natasha Denona that cost over one hundred dollars EACH… yes, you read that right.

The Solstice and Supernova palettes are $16 each, or $24 for both (this price will eventually go up) which is a steal compared to ND’s price. Each palette contains 15 eyeshadows with an appreciable mix of matte and metallic finishes. Solstice is sunset themed with a combination of warm brown tones, burnt oranges, reds, golds, bronzes, and yellows. Whereas Supernova is purple themed with a combination of warm and cool violets, plums, and fuchsia.


Solstice dupe for Natasha Denona’s Sunset Palette $129

Supernova dupe for Natasha Denona’s Lila Palette $129

Aren’t they beautiful? You can find these dupes on the shophush app where they are being exclusively sold!


5 Red Lipsticks to Rock This Holiday Season

Milani Lipstick in the shade Matte Confident | $5

Black Radiance Perfect Tone Matte Lipcolor in the shade Red Carpet (5123) | $2.50

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Cruella | $20 for duo

Kleancolor Madly Matte Lipgloss in the shade Sangria (1623) | $2

Sephora’s Cream Lipstain in the shade Always Red (01) | $14


CCO Haul | Justine Skye x MAC Collaboration

Happy HAULidays! Today I am bringing you this amazing deal that I picked up while perusing the Cosmetic Company Outlet.

Last weekend the CCO at Concord Mills had 40% off everything (except for Tom Ford and the super luxury items 😦 ). Since the items are already discounted from their original prices an extra percentage off couldn’t hurt. Surprisingly, I had not seen a lot that caught my eye until I came across the Justine Skye x MAC Collaboration Iridescent Powder. I too, want to be a purple unicorn, so this was a must-have. For $12 + tax – I did good!