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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 …

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. …

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 …

TanMeBox Subscription, Unboxing + Review

I’ve tried a lot of subscription boxes. Some are great (like the Popsugar Must Have Box) and others not so much (like the BoxedWingman Date Night Box), which is why I love sharing the subscription boxes with you guys so you can be sure to avoid the bad and know which boxes are good. So on that note I want to introduce you to my latest subscription box the TanMeBox. It is a little different than most subscription boxes because it is a one at a time box that you can buy as you need it instead of being automatically charged each month, and each of the products will be the same each time. It’s kind of like a tanning essentials box.  They offer three different sizes ranging from prices of $62-$82 and I was sent the midrange box for an Instagram post (they aren’t associated with this blog post in any way) and promptly went away at trying it. Inside my box contained two kabuki brushes, gel self tanner, bronzer spray and shimmer bronzer. …

Review: PMD Microderm Device + Skincare

Over a year ago I was given the opportunity to try out the PMD Personal Microderm Device and while I was really excited to do so, the device didn’t work for me. It didn’t just not work, but left marks on my face that didn’t go away for a few days (pretty embarrassing). You can see the whole review HERE at my first PMD Personal Microderm Device Review. I was pretty disappointed that with all the hype my device didn’t work, but was impressed that the company didn’t send me a request (I get these occasionally and don’t comply) to take it down even though the product had been a PR sample. I was even more impressed when I learned that they were updating their product and I was being sent this new Microderm Device to test out as well as a few of the PMD skincare essentials. After keeping it around for a few months I finally got over my fear and decided to try it. I’m so glad I did because my opinion on …

BoxedWingman Unboxing + Review

  Like a lot of people I absolutely love subscription boxes. I’ve tried everything from food subscription boxes (check out my Hello Fresh review) to lifestyle boxes like Popsugar’s Must Have Boxes, but had never tried a date night box. Actually until this year I’d never heard of having a subscription box for dates, but for the past month or so this company BoxedWingman seemed to be sponsoring all of my favorite Instagram influencers, one of which was giving away 100 free boxes to their followers, which I couldn’t pass up. The first thing I didn’t like when I went to the site is that you couldn’t see previous months’ boxes to get a feel of what was going to be in your box, but since I thought I was getting a free box, it didn’t really matter. Unfortunately the box wasn’t free as I had to pay $6 for shipping (which I didn’t realize until after I’d submitted my order) but I wasn’t too concerned as that’s still pretty cheap for a subscription box. While …

Trying the Derma Roller Skincare System

I know I keep saying I’m going to get my school work schedule figured out and be able to post more regularly but I’m still working on it! With any luck it’ll be in the next few weeks but until then I’m stuck posting things on the weekend. I have had a little bit of time though to try out this derma roller. My results have actually been really good (although they do take a lot of time) so I wanted to share my process, a few tips for doing a derma roller skincare system, and a review of this derma roller. The first step is going to be buying your derma roller, and they come in a variety of needle sizes, from .5 mm to 2.5 mm that make them best for different things. The smallest size is great for hair growth and eye treatments, and almost all are great for cell regeneration, wrinkles and enhanced nutrient absorption. If you have small acne scars you’ll want to go for a small roller and if …

HASK Chia Seed Oil Hair Products, Review

When I was given the opportunity to test out these Chia Seed Oil hair products from Hask I wasn’t exactly sure what they were supposed to do. Like most other people I’ve heard of Chia seeds, first as a child who wanted them for a “Chia Pet” and then as someone who’s interested in health as a “superfood”. When I did a little research and saw that Chia seeds have been known promote hair health and growth I was sold. My Chia Seed Oil Hair Products kit came with a shampoo, conditioner and a carrying bag. Chia Seed Oil Shampoo – Meant as a volumizing shampoo I did have a little bit of a worry that a this would be like the stereotypical shampoo. You know, giving volume at the expensive of having smooth tangle free hair. Luckily, that isn’t the case for this HASK shampoo which was surprisingly moisturizing. Chia Seed Oil Conditioner – Like I’d expect this Chia seed Oil conditioner is pretty light weight, and didn’t hold down my hair. Like the …

Trying out Loreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Hair Products

While it hasn’t actually been that long since I’ve done a beauty review, it sure does feel like it since I remember a time when I was testing out new beauty products every day. However when I was given this set of L’oreal color vibrancy intensive shampoo, conditioner, and repair mask I knew I’d want to share with you guys how they worked out. Each member of the Color Vibrancy set comes in a bright red container with the Loreal name and very similar stickers on the front.They’re all made to deeply repair and revive hair as well as resist color fade. L’oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo – After one bad experience with a shampoo for color treated hair, I’ve always been wary of them. Starting out I was happy to see how good this one smelled and putting it into my hair it kept the scent. While it isn’t a heavy clean it’ll do the job just fine(as long as you aren’t one of those once a week shampooers), even for oil hair. It didn’t …

Trying out Hello Fresh + Recipes

As someone who doesn’t like to go grocery shopping, and someone who does like to do online shopping food subscription boxes have a huge appeal to me. I’ve been seeing a few different versions like Blue Apron (lots of bloggers seem to be getting these), Plated, Marely Spoony are just a few that I’ve seen floating around. I hadn’t actually known anyone in real life who’d used a food subscription box until a friend of mine began subscribing to Hello Fresh. They liked it quite well (making me even more interested) and I was super excited when they received a promotional discount to give away and I immediately decided I’d be the one to take it! For my box I went with the family plan which can contain meat, fish and veggie recipes and is made for two adults and two children and the option to pick either two (that’s what I chose) or three meals for the week, at a cost of $8.75 a meal. From there you can pick what day you want …