Valentine’s Makeup Must-Haves

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and I’ve got a few items that make for great Valentine’s or GNO makeup! Whether you prefer a dramatic look or a simple look, these items are the basic necessities. Let’s get into it! Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – This palette is a godsend. The quality of the shadows is top-notch and every single color is beautiful. For Valentine’s Day, I specifically like Love Letter, Venetian Red, Red Ochre, Buon Fresco, Vermeer, or Antique Bronze. Each red or pink in nature, they will easily create a lovely and romantic eye look. Maybelline Falsies…

Pretty in Pink

It is finally February! Did January seem to last absolutely forever or is it just me? Regardless, I’m glad to put another winter month behind me as I wait excitedly for the arrival of spring. When February finally rolls around each year, my mindset gets a little cliché; I can’t seem to get enough pink! It’s probably because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and every space on the internet becomes saturated with pictures of flowers, chocolate, and (yup, you guessed it) the color pink. Since I’m feeling the love this year, I thought I’d share 5 of my favorite pink…

Adesse New York Ultra Suede Matte Top Coat

Matte nails are so sleek. I’m a sucker for a matte black or a matte pale pink. Having the Adesse New York Ultra Suede Matte Top Coat at my disposal has proved very convenient: I can turn any polish I own into a beautiful matte manicure! One of my favorite aspects about this top coat is the suede finish. It does resemble leather in the way that it reflects light yet isn’t glossy. It is smooth to the touch, but you do have to be careful with application. The formula is pretty runny; I think I have enough wiped off the brush only to…

Review of the VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Highlighters

I love a good underground makeup brand. Before Boxycharm, I had never heard of VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind, but since subscribing I have received two highlighters from them. Normally, I’m a bit skeptical about trying new brands because I’d rather go with a product I trust, but that’s why I signed up for a subscription box: to try new products from new (or new to me) brands. Luckily, I’ve stumbled upon some gems. I have been impressed with both highlighters from VINTAGE. The first one I received is the single square highlighter, and the shade is called “Rose Gold.” This one is…

January 2017 Boxycharm Unboxing

I never thought I would be a fan of subscription boxes. Frankly, I used to think they were pretty useless (a lot of them I still do). That was until I stumbled upon Boxycharm. Boxycharm is a makeup subscription box that ships to residents of the US and Canada for $21 a month. This little black makeup box’s main appeal is that it contains 4-5 full size products. Yep, you read that right: FULL SIZE. Almost always the amount of the box adds up to be over $100, so you get some bang for your buck. Most of the brands I’ve never…