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



My Life Changing Skin Care Product

I believe that we all come across one skin care product that changes our lives forever, and mine happens to be ORIGINS Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin. After dealing with a horrible breakout (I’ll tell you about it soon), something had to change, and it did once I used this!

CaptureMy blog, and lifestyle, is all about living optimally without going broke. So my spending $27 dollars on a face mask is something serious.  This mask seriously changed my skin for the better and is great for a quick fix, spot treating acne, or a full face if you want. One of my favorite things about the mask is the cool tingly-feeling after applying it to your face. And of course the fact that this has helped me through some of my worst skin days.

I’m giving this a 10 across the board, five gold stars, and whatever other ratings are super high on a scale. If you think I’m exaggerating – you can check it out yourself. With most ratings above 4 stars according to the reviewers on Sephora, Ulta, Origins, and Influenster, I’d say it’s pretty legit! You can find my love here.


My Most Expensive Haul EVER: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Today is the day. The official launch day of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna!

If you’ve been following the coverage of Fenty Beauty then you’d know there has been so much speculation, and hype surrounding these items. It was SO secretive that the workers at Sephora were sworn not to share any information – can you say shook? With the gradual release of trailers, shade names, colors and prices you couldn’t help but fall into the fray.

After seeing swatches of each item I made a mental list of what I planned on purchasing. Did I get it? YES! But I also picked up a bit more then planned.


This is what I got:

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in the shade 440 | $34

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Instant Retouch Primer | $32


Killawatt Freestyle Highligther Duo in the shade Ginger Binge and Moscow Mule | $34

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Trophy Wife | $34


Gloss Bomb Universal Lip in Fenty Glow | $18


Match Stix shimmer skinstick in the shade Chili Mango | $25


Super short unboxing review:

Inside of the box, each item is protected by a muted pink cover to keep the product from moving around too much. Below are pictures of the highlighter and primer enclosed in the protective covering.


This is something that I really appreciate because you won’t have to worry about your highlighters breaking in the transition from place to place. Also, I love the unique shape of the product packaging. It’s very innovative. I can’t get enough of it!The Gloss Bomb smells amazing like vanilla and cherries, it’s simply delicious. The color is similar to some other lippies in my collection but what differentiates this from the others is the gold flecks of glitter.

If you have a small budget and aren’t sure what to get, you can miss out on the Gloss Bomb for something more exciting like one of the highlighters or Match Stix. Those are something that you can’t duplicate with another brand. Overall, each item was well thought out and was executed to a tee. There is nothing short of luxury with this brand.

*Several hours later at 11:40PM – my thoughts have changed on the Gloss Bomb! It looks so goodT on that I can’t help buy tell everyone to buy it ASAP

I will have a full review of each product coming soon!

If you have purchased what are your thoughts on the Fenty Beauty makeup line?


What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag | Spring Break Edition

For my schools Spring Break my friends and I went to the beach, which didn’t require a majority of these items but you never know when you’ll need to pop out. For myself that didn’t happen until the night before our departure and I sure was glad I brought so many things.

What I brought :

Travel Makeup Bag

*some items weren’t on Polyvore so I couldn’t add them to my picture 😦

Nubian 2 | Juvias Place

Retinol Makeup Cleansing Wipes

Charmin Freshmates to Go

Mario Badescu | OG Facial Spray

L’Oreal | Silky Sheer Sunscreen Lotion 50+

Clinique | Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique | Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

Clinique | Clarifying Lotion

Clinqiue | Dramatically Different Mositurizing Gel

Avon Ideal Flawless Translucent Loose Powder

Wet n Wild | Photo Focus Face Powder

Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge

Wet n Wild | Highters | The Sweetest Bling & Lilac to Reality

ELF Brownie Points Eye Base

ELF Pout Perfector in Glow

Clinique Stay Matte foundation 25 Spice

LA Girl Pro Orange Corrector

Makeup Revolution|Baked Bronzer in Rock On World    smfld

YSL | Black Opium

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

MAC Cosmetics | Lipstick | Violetta

NYC Liquid Liner

La colors contour stick in bronzer

Black radiance True Complexion Primer

NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Pink

Black Radiance | Brilliant Effects Lipgloss |

NYX Cosmic Metals in Asteroid Aura

Wet n Wild Lipgloss in the Loco-Potion

Wet n Wild |Photo Focus Concealer

Ruby Kisses Pure Mineral Concealer in Golden Honey

Covergirl Lip Lava

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner Spray

Carmex Daily Care Lipbalm in Winter Mint

Wet n Wild Mink Eyebrow Pencil

Am I the only one who over packs no matter where I’m going or how long I’ll be there? Please say no LOL.


Utilize Your Resources for FREE Makeup!

Warning, this title is not sensationalized because you can get makeup for free without dumpster diving or whatever crazy methods that are showcased on YouTube. This method of receiving free products is called sampling. By sampling you are able to find your correct shade, which products you like and if you are willing to spend money on the full size item in the future. I believe every makeup counter gives samples of products (you just need to ask) and Sephora gives three per visit, so you are able to rack up on items you’ve been coveting without breaking the bank or making a purchase at the counter/store.

Sometime last week, my friend Raj and I went to the mall to look around and see if we could find something cute to wear for a huge party on-campus, which she did. While there we decided that we would go get a few samples of foundation and concealers that we were interested in trying from high-end companies like Lancome and Bobbi Brown. Eventually that turned into us shamelessly going to both Sephora’s in the mall for more samples of other products – like skin care and whatever else I could think of at the time. This left us with a nice amount of items to try to potentially purchase or to sample again. From this trip I ended with 10 samples which are listed below:

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting foundation in Deep Bronze

Clinique Super Balanced foundation in 15 Golden

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish in Almond

Lancome Teint Idole foundation in 500 Suede W

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Facial Oil from Lancome not sure the name but who doesn’t love expensive products

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer in Caramel

Murad Essential -C Cleanser

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer

Becca Skin Perfector in Rose Gold

I guess you could say that we had a pretty successful trip!

At Lancome getting matched for a foundation:



My Holiday 2016 Wishlist

In case you haven’t picked up on this, I really enjoy making lists whether they’re music playlists, clothing/item wishlists and whatever other types of lists there are. It’s just something that I’ve found to be really calming and it also helps me put together my thoughts… and things I would like to spend money on LOL.

So here I am writing another wishlist, for the 2016 winter holiday season. Some items featured are for going out, lounging around the house and everything in-between.

If you would like to check out other bra & panty sets from AdoreMe then click here. Each item listed will be linked below!

Night out on the town:

Sequin Cami Dress in Black | Forever21 + | $30

Sequin V-Neck Romper | Charlotte Russe + | $50

Shimmer Strappy Caged Jumpsuit | Charlotte Russe + | $35

Crushed Velvet Dress in Pink or Wine | Forever21 +| $25

Bell Sleeve Dress in Mauve or Hunter Green | Forever21 + | $18

Lounging around:

Violet Unlined Plus Bra & Underwear Set | Adore Me | $40

Ellis Plus Long Sleeve Robe | Adore Me | $40

Lareen Plus Cami and Jogger Set | Adore  Me | $40

Isobel Plus Pajama Set | Adore Me | $40

Zaylee Unlined Plus Bra & Underwear Set | Adore Me | $40

Getting Ready:

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer | $27

Becca Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfecter Set in Moonstone | $20

Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer | $14

Jetsetter Makeup Case | ELF | $8

Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dark Brown | ELF | $3

Beautifully Bare Stipple Brush | ELF | $4

Selfie Ready Powder Brush |ELF | $6

Highlighting Brush | ELF | $3

Have a happy holiday season!

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14 Lippies We’re Loving for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re planning on celebrating by yourself, with your girlfriends or a significant other you might want to see this! A major key to a great day is a bomb lippie and I’m here to share 14 that you cannot help but want to wear for the Valentines holiday. These lippies range from drugstore to high end and are well worth the money!


For my nude gals:

Bare Secret Brilliant Shine Lipgloss by Milani

Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick by Colourpop Cosmetics

Viva Glam III(3) Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Angel Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

For my pink gals:

Prague Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX

After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick by Urban Decay

Matte Orchid lipstick by Milani

Flat Out Fabulous lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Fearless Fuchsia Ultra Color lipstick by AVON

Viva Glam Miley Lipglass by MAC Cosmetics

Meteoric Matte Showoff Lip Velvet by Rimmel London

For my red gals:

D for Danger by MAC Cosmetics

Always Red (01) Cream Lipstain by Sephora

Cruella Velvet Matte Lipstick by NARS

I hope you have an amazing Valentines day weekend and remember to stay fabulous!

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