Best of Beauty 2016

Even though I was absent from my blog, youtube, and social media for most of 2016, I was still buying and trying all kinds of makeup! If you would like to see the products that made my list for the Best of Beauty 2016, check it out below!

What are your standout products for 2016?

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Summer Foundation Picks

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Foundation is one of my number 1 makeup loves! I love trying different ones and because of that, I have found quite a few that I’m fond of. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to figure out what foundation will hold up in the hot weather and manage to still feel good on the skin. Check out my top foundation picks for the summer! For reference, my skin is pretty normal these days with most of my oil being in my t-zone.

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Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation First Impression

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Image used from http://www.sephora.com

Lancome recently released a foundation in a unique type of packaging. The new Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation is a liquid foundation that comes in a compact. There is a sponge like material (or cushion) that is basically holding the liquid in place. This foundation is supposed to be lightweight, hydrating, and brightening. It also has the benefit of being very portable due to it being in a compact. I decided to give this product a try in the shade 450 Suede N. Check out the video below to see how it fared!

Is the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation something you would be interested in trying?

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MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation First Impressions

I love trying new foundations and letting you all know about them! Today, the foundation that I reviewed is the new MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in the shade NC45. I really wanted to try this one out because it claimed to be lightweight, long wearing, and waterproof. If you would like to see how it lived up to those claims, check out the video below!

Would you like me to do some sort of foundation round-up where I talk about my foundation collection? If so, leave me a comment as to how you would like to see that done!

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Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation First Impression

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I’m finally back with another beauty post! If you have followed my blog for awhile, I’m sure you know that foundation is one of my favorite makeup items to test out. The Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation* was recently released and it caught my eye so I decided to try it out for you. So far, the only Dior foundation that I’ve tried is the Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation, and that is one of my very favorite foundations so I figured that this one would probably work well for me too. I picked up this foundation in the same shade, 050 Dark Beige. Keep reading if you would like to see what I thought as a first impression on this foundation!

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Best of Beauty 2014

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Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 is going great so far! 2014 was an awesome year for me and I am sure that 2015 is going to be even greater! Not only was 2014 great for me personally, but I also discovered some great beauty products. If you would like to see my favorite products over the last year, check out my super long video below!

What was your favorite beauty product this year? 

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The Fab 5: Highlighters

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Although it’s the end of summer, I still wanted to get this post done for those of you who like to glow year round like I do! To date, my highlighter post from last year is one of my most popular posts on this blog, so I figured you all would like to see an updated one. Today’s Fab 5 will feature my favorite 5 (ish) highlighters right now! If you want to hear me ramble about them, check out the video below! Keep scrolling below that if you want to see swatches of all the highlighters mentioned!

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Buff Her House of Exfoliation Milk & Honey Review

*press sample, see full disclosure HERE

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Facial exfoliating products are one of those items in my skin care routine that I change up on a pretty regular basis. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect one. Some tend to be too harsh, while others seem like they don’t do anything for my skin. For that reason (plus the super cute packaging), when Buff Her House of Exfoliation contacted me about trying out one of their products, I jumped at the opportunity. Buff Her specializes in exfoliators made from naturally, organically grown, fruits and vegetables. The one that I was sent, Milk & Honey only has 5 ingredients [Whole Dry (Milk) Powder, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, (Honey) Maltodextrin, Honey Powder]! Although I was sent this product for review, I hope you all know that I always give my honest opinion! Check out my disclosure for more information. If you would like to find out my thoughts on the Milk & Honey Exfoliator, keep reading!

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Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream First Impression

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Maybelline recently released a new BB Cream called the Dream Pure BB. Apparently this product has been out for awhile in other countries, but it is just now making its way to the United States. This BB Cream is supposed to be different from others on the market because it contains an acne fighting medicine, 2% salicylic acid. I have combination skin, but I usually go for things targeted for dry skin because my dry is worse than my oily. For this product, I stepped outside of the box to see how it would work out. I tried it out in the Deep shade. Check out my first impression below!

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Review: Foreo Luna Mini

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On the quest for perfect skin, a beauty addict is bound to try all sorts of creams, potions and other gadgets. The latest beauty gadget I’ve tried is the Foreo Luna Mini. This cute little tool is meant to help more thoroughly clean the skin to produce clearer and brighter skin. Not to mention, it comes in 5 happy colors. I’ve been using this for over 2 months so I think I’ve used it enough to give a fair review. For my thoughts, keep reading! Continue reading