Beauty Round-Up



HALLOWEEN INSPO | Rational Ravenclaw

HALLOWEEN INSPO | Rational Ravenclaw fotd, halloween makeup looks, simple makeup look using lorac pro palette 2
The graphics are from Emily Corene on deviantart and tashab07 from deviantart
 Welcome back to the second installment of my Halloween Inspo! Today, I'm creating a Ravenclaw-inspired look. Incorporating lots of blue and bronze, I was going for a sweet librarian look. The photos are all very confusing because I actually started doing this look and then had to run off to dinner with the family. I took it all off because I wasn't about to go to a casual dinner with like blue eyeshadow--too much to explain to my grandparents, haha. 

The next day, I tried my best to recreate the look but failed miserably and the overcast weather didn't help my chances. So I really liked the eyeshadow I did from the previous day so I just skipped several steps and showed you the final eye look. That's taking the easy way out but as Halloween is less than 3 days away--eep! I didn't have time to redo things AND still do Gryffindor and Slytherin (definitely don't want to leave them out!) so I hope you'll forgive me. 

Anyhoo, let's get on with the show!

JUMP INTO FALL | 5 Summer to Fall Nail Polishes

JUMP INTO FALL | 5 Summer to Fall Nail Polishes 2015, sally hansen, china glaze, opi, wet n wild, marc jacobs, burberry, formula x, butter london
It's starting to feel like fall here in California! The past few days have been cloudy and a bit warm but a lot cooler than before. I don't like making drastic changes to my appearance to herald the changing seasons  but nail polish is a simple and not permanent way to signal the change. Here are 5 summer to fall--or fall to summer if you're in the Southern Hemisphere--options for you!

HALLOWEEN INSPO | Helpful Hufflepuff

HALLOWEEN INSPO | Helpful Hufflepuff FOTD
For the graphics in the header photo, I used Mikey Booch's Hufflepuff Banner Wallpaper and Emily Corene's HD Hufflepuff Traits Wallpaper
With 5 days left to Halloween, I decided to kick off this new series! Halloween usually calls for scary costumes and horror movies but that's never been my scene. As a Potterhead, I will rewatch the Harry Potter movies and hand out candy instead. If you're looking for a terrifying makeup tutorial, you've come to the wrong blog. However, if you were looking for an understated and simple Halloween look that you can wear to the office, you've come to the right spot! I'm starting with Hufflepuff because it's my favorite house, not that I'm biased or anything...

UNBOXING | Tarte "Be Your Own Tartetist" 7-Piece Essentials Kit for June 2015

UNBOXING | Tarte "Be Your Own Tartetist" 7-Piece Essentials Kit for June 2015, Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Gloss in Natural Beauty, Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Plum review and swatches
 This actually came in June but as my summer was quite hectic, I couldn't get this out on time. I don't know if the items will be released individually but I had the photos sitting in my folders so I hope y'all don't mind. Anyhoo, the Tarte "Be Your Own Tarteist" 7-Piece Essentials Set for June 2015 fit right in for the summer with the warm-toned shadows and the bronzing serum so let's get on with the review!


FIRST IMPRESSIONS | Innisfree Summer 2015 Limited Edition Liquid Glow Shadow

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | Innisfree Summer 2015 Limited Edition Liquid Glow Shadow #01 sandy beach, #04 green sea

As I'm sure most of y'all know by now, I'm a huge fan of liquid eyeshadows. I love how most don't require a lot of prep to look good. Shimmery shadows are my favorite kind but most powder versions irritate my sensitive eyes. Cream and liquid shadows are a nice alternative for sensitive shimmer eyeshadow fans like me! Anyhoo, Innisfree released 5 shades of the Liquid Glow Shadow in their Summer 2015 Collection. I have #01 Sandy Beach and #04 Green Sea here to review today. Let's see how well they perform!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | BECCA Radiant Glow Collection

BECCA Radiant Glow Collection, shimmering skin perfector pressed in moonstone, beach tint shimmer lip souffle in raspberry/opal, shimmering skin perfector in opal, under eye brightening corrector review and swatches
With yet another heat wave hitting SoCal this week, a radiant glow seems fitting. For those of you just entering Spring, this'll be the perfect kit! The BECCA Radiant Glow Collection contains 4 items to help bring that glow to your face. The kit contains a mini Under Eye Brightening Corrector, a Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, a Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, and a Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle in Raspberry/Opal. Let's get on with the review!

REVIEW | BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

REVIEW | BareMinerals Ready Gel Complexion Rescue Cream 03 buttercream review and swatches
I haven't reviewed a new base product on here in a hot minute. The hunt for a lightweight product led me to the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. While I love my full coverage foundations as much as the next person, I haven't the time to apply a full face of makeup like I used to. I wanted something lightweight with just enough coverage, contains adequate SPF while being moisturizing at the same time. I've heard such good things about the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Cream (what I'll be calling it from now on since the full name is such a mouthful) so I decided to give it a spin. 

BEAUTY REVIEW | September 2015 ♥

beauty review for september 2015, got2b rockin it dry shampoo, bareminerals complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream, tarte power pigment in exposed innisfree jeju island color picker auto pencil liner, too faced better than sex mascara reviews
1. GOT2B ROCKIN' IT DRY SHAMPOO -- Like Goldilocks and her porridge, I'm always on the search for my "just right" dry shampoo. I need it to soak up oil well without a heavy scent or a sticky build up. Added volume is nice but not necessary (more on that at the end of the month). This dry shampoo is just so-so on every aspect. It soaks up oil well initially but 2-3 hours later, I find myself needing another spritz. This is good for second day hair. I usually wash my hair at night but by midday the next day (not even a full 24 hours), I'll notice the oil seeping through again. By the night and the following morning, I'll have crazy oily hair that this doesn't do much to control. The scent reminds of me Nestle Lemon Iced Tea and while it isn't unpleasant, I prefer my products to be unscented. The positives are that the spray is even and I don't have a white residue in my dark hair. I also haven't had a problem with the nozzle getting blocked or falling off. But the most important aspects aren't fulfilled so I won't be purchasing this again. BUY


HAUL | Fall ULTA Goodies

becca radiant glow collection ulta shimmering skin perfector pressed moonstone shimmering skin perfector liquid opal under eye brightening corrector beach tint lip shimmer souffle raspberry/opal swatches, ulta haul, bareminerals complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream buttercream 03, urban decay eyeshadows mushroom toasted sin swatches
Most people go shopping for a new fall wardrobe once autumn sets in, but me? I go for brand new makeup! ULTA was holding a 21 Days of Beauty so I waited to pick up some items I've been wanting for a while. Yay for restraint! Now, let's get on with them items, yes?


TIPS | 7 Berry Lips for Fall, rimmel 107 lipstick, rimmel show off lip velvet in meteoric matte, wet n wild sugar plum fairy, clinique chubby stick in strawberry, maybelline divine wine, bite beauty winterberry, bobbi brown art stick in bright raspberry review and swatches
I'm starting a Fall Series: Jump Into Fall. I'll be posting about my favorite fall beauty bits. It's been a little over a week into autumn over here and it's starting to cool down. I thought it pertinent to post about my favorite shade of lipstick for fall: BERRY! I have tons of shades in this color but I decided to share seven of my favorites, three high-end and four drugstore options. Let's get onto it!