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Summer Style Modest Outfit + Makeup

So far my summer hasn’t gone exactly according to plan I have gotten some things done that I originally had wanted to do, so it isn’t all bad. One thing that hasn’t been getting done seems to be blog posts but here I am! Because the last outfit guide I did for summer (called Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration ) was so popular I thought it might be fun to continue that and share more outfit and makeup inspiration for summer with a modest twist. So first up is the outfit. While it has been a little hot for an outfit like this I tried to make an outfit that could at least stand some of the heat even if it’s completely covered. More importantly though I was looking for styles and trends that are hot this summer that are doable for a more conservative look. Tank – Pineapple anything is so in this year that of course I needed to add a printed tank to this outfit. I was pretty lucky to find a …

DIY Bath Bombs + Sugar Scrubs

I’ve been absolutely lacking in the DIY posts lately so I thought to try and make it up I’m sharing a two for one type of post. Both of these sort of “spa DIY” projects and super easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of ingredients. Plus they’re actually quite a bit cheaper than if you bought them already made. Lets start with the Sugar Scrubs Ingredients:  Brown Sugar White Sugar Olive Oil Glass Container with Watertight Lid For this craft all you need is the ingredients above. I didn’t put amounts on these because you just need equal parts of each one. Just mix them together and put into the contain of your choice. I went with glass because I don’t trust plastic.  Now onto the Bath Bombs Ingredients:  1 Cup Baking Soda 1/2 Cup Corn Starch 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt Essential Oil  Bath Bomb Molds Using two bowls you’ll want to combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in the other. …

Silicone Vs. Sponge Makeup Blender

  While I’ve been getting the majority of my makeup and beauty products from PR companies for Instagram posts this silicone makeup blender isn’t one of those. It was sent specifically for a blog review and so that’s what I’m going to do today. I thought instead of review it as a stand alone I’d compare it directly to what I’m using currently a sponge makeup blender. Lets start with the looks. This makeup applicator is tear drop shipped with rounded edges and a smooth surface. It’s light weight but seems pretty durable. This is of course compared to a sponge applicator that is textured and much thicker with a tip. I decided to test out two different liquid foundations as well as cream contour. When I first tried using this silicone applicator it was a little rough going. I finally figured out that I couldn’t blend the same way and had to tap it into my skin with circular motions. I also learned that I needed way less product and completely over did it …

Clarins Tropical Splendor Eyeshadow, Review

It seems that I might have been getting a plethora of eyeshadow to review lately, which I am absolutely loving even if keeping up on reviews has been a little hard. . One of these such eyeshadows is one from Clarins, a limited edition to be exact, called Tropical Splendor. If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should if you don’t yet) you’d see that I did use it to create what just might be my favorite look thus far with my turban (remember my blog post about wearing turbans) . Lets start with the packaging. On the outside the it comes in a red box with the Clarins name and some product information. I wasn’t all that impressed with how it looked but was with the compact inside. It has a gorgeous orange outside with palm leaves on it and is made of a thick plastic. On the inside the palette has four eyeshadows a sponge applicator and a mirror across the top. The colors range from an orange, a brown and …

ColourPop X Amanda Steele Weekend Warrior Palette, Review

Eyeshadow is one of those things that I’ve always thought had to be expensive. Sure I’ve loved drug store mascara and foundation/bb creams for awhile but whenever I’ve tried lower end eyeshadow not even to  drug store brands they just don’t work out. The pigmentation isn’t great and they crease terribly, but after trying out the Hello Kitty Colour Pop Set  I realized that maybe there are a few exceptions to the rule one of them being color pop. This Weekend Warrior Palette is actually a collaboration with the Youtube Amanda Steele which I think is really cool. It comes in a a purple cardboard “sleeve” with a diamond pattern and embossed lettering in silver. Inside the sleeve the palette is packaged in a cardboard box that is the opposite in coloring of the sleeve. I was impressed to see that it has a magnetic closure that really is a nice touch for an $18 retail palette. Inside there are four circular pans of eyeshadow. Throttle: a satin pale pink eyeshadow Harley: a matte cool grey …

Kiss New York Cream Contour Palette

While I’ve gotten a few products for review makeup wise (I have mentioned this in an earlier post) a lot of them while fun are are for very specific makeup looks. So as you might be able to guess I was very excited to get something like this Kiss Professionals New York Cream Contour Palette to review. While I don’t wear a lot of makeup for my everyday look I almost always take tome to do Contouring. It comes in a black box with the company name that’s cut out so you can see the majority of the shades inside. Inside the box the contour palette is packaged really very similarly. It has a black plastic outer casing and a huge window so you can see the colors inside. At first I didn’t really like this design, especially for a contour palette where you pretty much know what’s inside but it has grown on me. There are 8 cream shades for contouring inside as well as three shades for color correction. I personally like the …

Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration

As you know I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from what I see on the street as well as some of what I see on Instagram and celebrities (minus the Met Gala this year) but a lot of times these trends aren’t exactly modest, or practical for a normal life. So I decided to wrap together a few and create a cool summer look that combines some popular trends and makes it into a modest wearable look. Top – I’m not sure if you got it (probably not) but I tried to make a pun calling this a cool summer outfit because this is a cold shoulder top. The last off the shoulder piece I shared in an outfit post (Gingham Dress, 2 Ways Gothic + Girly ) was popular, so I thought I could branch out a little and go with an asymmetrical one. I love the ruffles and  buttons that give it a feminine look in addition to being unique. *For an even more modest look you can wear a white turtle …

Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review of any kind, especially a makeup review but I wanted to share one today. I’ve actually been getting quite a few different beauty related products, so I’m hoping to put up full review of them here along with the mini reviews I do of the products on Instagram. But lets talk about this Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit! I originally requested it simply because it is a Hello Kitty collaboration but when it arrived I was even more impressed with the contents. The box is a pretty Hello Kitty design with a red bow and blue background. It actually has a magnetic closure which I thought was really nice for the ColourPop price point. Included in the Hello Pretty kit were three eyeshadows, two lip products and two face products. On the left is the Fun with Friends Blush. I thought it was going to be a little dark for me, but it ended up being gorgeous mid level shade of pink with warm tones. …

Why I’m all in on Turbans

*Giveaway at bottom of post  Since the 1930’s scarves on top of heads haven’t really been a thing (except for a short lived 1970’s trend), unless you’re orthodox Christian, or Muslim. However I’ve been noticing a slow change in this to more women embracing wearing a variety of head coverings and let me tell you I’m loving it. While it has been associated strongly with the more modest wear, not that it is a bad thing, that isn’t always the case. What is almost always the case is the feminine and glamours look all of the different styles look, on a variety of women. While I appreciate a variety of the head scarf styles I’ve just over the moon with one particular option, the turban. Little did I know when I first started admiring them that while they did originate in the Middle East (Persia)  they have been worn all over Europe in various degrees of popularity for over a thousand years. Looking through some old family albums there is actually a few photos of …

Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask, Review

In my beauty routine one of the most important things is skincare. While I don’t war makeup everyday (especially if I’m just going to school) I’m always sure to do my full skincare routine. I have separate day and night routines as well as those things that I do weekly. Some of these are things to get rid of and keep away acne, some to reduce scars, and some for moisturizing and some to reduce signs of aging.  I’m especially fond of products that can check off more than one of these needs and was very happy to review a dead sea mask that claimed to be able to do so. This dead sea mud mask is from Anjou (you can find them on amazon)  who were nice enough to send it to me for review.  The price is about $18 and has free prime shipping, and is 17 oz.  When it came in I was immediately happy that it was safety sealed with plastic both around the box and inside the container of the dead sea …