Beauty Round-Up



REVIEW | Lorac Pro 2 Palette

Hauled this palette weeks ago (when it first launched on June 15 on Ulta's website) but I'm writing about this now because I really wanted to test out the shades before I give you my review. I still haven't used 2 of the shadows but I just wanted to get it out now before I let more time pass by. If you've been on the fence about this palette, hopefully this review helps you decide!
lorac pro palette 2 review
Being the makeup lover I am, I cannot pick one makeup item to use for the rest of my life. Eyeshadow was my first love since eyeliner was a pain with my hooded lids. My skin was pretty good for a teenager so foundation and concealer were irrelevant. Mascara scared the beejesus out of me and I poked my eye a couple of times using it. Mom didn't allow me to use blush or lipstick so eyeshadow was the only way I could experiment with color. Ohhh, if Mom could see my collectino now...Years later, I've incorporated everything into my makeup routine but I still have a soft spot for eyeshadow. 


HAUL | Nail Polish and Makeup from Ulta ♥

So this was the last haul I'm doing for a long time. If you're new here (welcome!), I'm on a No-Buy Ban because my makeup and skincare collection has been getting out of control lately. To keep my wallet full and my drawers from overflowing, I'm going to revisit some products that I've forgotten about and shop my stash of products! Long story short, let's get into the haul!


UNBOXING | Free From Oil & Troubles Memebox

Unboxing Free From Oil & Troubles Memebox

Summer means tanning, beach weather, and ice cream but it also comes with more oiliness and breakouts, at least for me. Luckily, Meme Box came out with the Free From Oil and Troubles Meme Box to help get rid of the pesky pimples so you can have a trouble free Summer!

UNBOXING | NARS x Sephora 500 Beauty Insider Points Perk

Unboxing NARS x Sephora 500 Beauty Insider Points Perk

So I know I did one of these last month but yeah, I hit VIB Rouge and had 1000 points so I spent the remainder on this kit. The items included are some of NARS most popular products so I'm very excited to give them a try!

REVIEW | Develop 10 Nail Polish Thinner

Review Develop 10 Nail Polish Thinner

Ever take out an old favorite polish and open it up, only to find the polish thick or dried out? Don't despair, Develop 10 Nail Polish Thinner is here!


REVIEW | e.l.f. Essential 15-Piece Nail Polish Set - Limited Edition + GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Review e.l.f. Essential 15 Piece Nail Polish Set Limited Edition

Sandal weather is here! You know what that means--exposed toe nails. I don't know about everybody but wearing sandals with unpainted toenails looks incomplete and naked. With some nail polish, I feel a little put together, especially with the minimal makeup that the sweltering weather necessitates. If you're anything like me, there's nothing like $2 USD nail polish to get you excited and ready for the summer heat!


EMPTIES | June 2014: Part 2 (Skincare)

[Empties] June 2014, chapstick, maybelline baby lips in quenched,neutrogena grapefruit scrub, etude house ac clinic cream cleanser, biore cleanser, yes to grapefruit eye cream, garnier fructis vitamin c treatment, clean and clear persa gel, clean and clear acne spot treatment, clinique acne spot gel, etude house ac clinic pink power spot,


EMPTIES | June 2014: Part 1 (Haircare, Bodycare, and Makeup) ♥

Empties June 2014, yes to grapefruit body creme, hawaiian tropics sunscreen, elf makeup, maybelline one by one mascara, batiste dry shampoo in cherry, floral and paisley, loreal waterproof eye makeup remover, neutrogena makeup wipes, paris amor bath and body works shower gel, head and shoulders shampoo


Real Talk De-Stashing Project
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I've been accumulating so much makeup lately that it's insane. My box that used to hold everything is so packed right now and so are my desk drawers and cubby that I have. Inspired by Rae of Scatteredbraintures, I've decided to embark on my own De-Stashing Project. I've decided to get rid of products I don't use anymore, haven't ever touched, or didn't like when I first used it. I've already started by giving away make up to my friends.You'll see that I've been having giveaways to flush more things from my collection that I have repeats of or just didn't like the color of. Of course, the items I give away to you, dear readers, haven't been opened or used. ≧◠◡◠≦

I have such a pack-rat tendency and tend to hoard things, saving them for future use but by the looks of things, I'll have enough makeup for the rest of my life, it seems! It's been really difficult to give away my precious babies but I know they'll get good use and love from someone else. (╥﹏╥)