Beauty Round-Up



REVIEW | Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

REVIEW | Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
Putting on makeup is one of life's many pleasures. I find the process very relaxing and empowering. Taking it off, however, is a whole 'nother story. I'm an all-in kind of gal so a full face of makeup is my preferred look. I'm always wearing waterproof eye makeup or long lasting lip products so a gentle cleanser won't cut it. That's when I cal in the big guns: cleansing oils. Ever since discovering them, that's all I use, save for the occasional makeup wipes when I'm lazy. I received a sample of the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil in a Clarisonic collab . It promises to prevent skin dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and excess sebum production. 

PRODUCT SMACKDOWN | LORAC Pro Palette "Lt. Bronze" vs Milani Bella Eyes in Sand

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LORAC Pro Palette vs Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Hey y'all! If you haven't read my previous post on the Lorac Pro Palette, the TL;DR version is that the one color that would prompt me to buy another LORAC Pro Palette just so I wouldn't be without it: Lt. Bronze. There's just something about the color; it's like a shimmery version of my skintone that  brightens and costs my discolored lids without looking stark against my light-medium skin tone. I've made a huge dent in this shadow and not wanting to go without, I've been proactively searching for dupes. Unfortunately, not many people have found anything similar, a testament to the uniqueness of this shade. Despairing slightly, I stumbled upon the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows at CVS while looking for something to soothe my makeup soul. Are the two formulas comparable? Let's find out! 

REVIEW | LORAC Pro Palette

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Lorac Pro Palette
You're probably wondering why I'm writing this post. Bought it way back in 2014 in this haul and if you've spent any amount of time here, you'll have figured out that this palette is my all time favorite eyeshadow palette, bar none. It is the only palette that pains me to leave at home when im right on space and will recommend this to everyone and their mother when asking my opinion when it comes to a palette that can truly do it all. When I realized that I've never dedicated an actual post to it, I immediately sought out to remedy that slight. Hopefully, you'll find my 2 cents helpful in convincing you that this is the only palette that I've come close to hitting pan on. This one is a long post so get a snack and some tea to get comfortable!

BEAUTY REVIEW | May 2015 ♡

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This month was minimal makeup month so I don't have too many beauty favorites. I have a mish-mash of items that I'm going to share with y'all after the jump ;)

EMPTIES | May 2015 ♡

meme mask intensive moisturizing hydrogel, the body shop smoky poppy body butter, not your mother's clean freak refreshing dry shampoo, caudalie makeup remover cleansing water, supergoop! antioxidant infused sunscreen mist spf 50 review empties
It's that time of the month where I show you all the products that have made it to Beauty Graveyard! It's a smaller bunch than I normally have but makeup and beauty have been the last things on my mind lately with all the hectic personal stuff. Anyhoo, let's get on with the post. :)