Is SK-II FTE really a miracle water?

Recently I applied for the opportunity to test out some popular SK-II skincare items. I was lucky enough to be chosen for the voxbox from Influenster, which included a trial size of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and one Facial Treatment mask.

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I mentioned a few weeks back how I started incorporating Boscia’s Beauty Oil into my skincare routine. I have been very pleased with the results, however as far as anti-aging benefits go, it’s very hard to tell if something is making a difference or not. To me, if you take care of your skin, a lot of these products are basically the same (in my opinion.) It’s more about finding what works for you rather than going out and buying the most expensive skincare you can find, thinking it will perform miracles.

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Urban Decay Liner Love

There are so many fun new goodies I have to share with you all. However, I like to test drive products multiple ways before sharing my final verdict on them. In the meantime I thought I’d give a sneak peek (at the end) while reviewing some fun not-so-new goodies.

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I’m sure every makeup lover out there will agree that Urban Decay makes great products. The 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is nothing short of fantastic. I got the shades Bobby Dazzle and Revolver on super sale at Ulta a couple months back and have been loving them since. First off, can we take a moment to appreciate the fine tip?

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Tarte Hybrid Gel Foundation Hype?

I’ve been meaning to post this for weeks now, but I keep discovering more and more about this product. As you may have seen Tarte released a new Double Duty Beauty line with lipsticks, eye shadows, foundations and more. I mentioned in my Sneak Peek post I recently decided to try out the new Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation since it was recommended for dry skin types. Want to know if this is worth it or totally hyped up? Keep reading to find out more about my experience! Or skip to the bottom (it’s a wordy post)… I included a video review!

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Thankful Tuesday

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This post will pale in comparison to how I actually feel. I am so thankful to each and every one of you that has read a post (or many,) interacted with me in some way, and has shown support in a multitude of ways! Thank you times a million!

I have recently, and not so recently, have been nominated for a couple of blogging awards. I kind of decided to break the rules a bit and create my own award! I didn’t think you wanted to read another long post about me, so I decided to flip the focus and make it about those who nominated me. In case you wanted to read about me, you can catch it here in my first Liebster Award nomination. If you’d like to hear more about this new *award* I’d like to create, I’ll explain it more below the nominations!

I would like to thank the following lovelies for the nominations!

Zoe (I think that’s your name.. got it from your contact email!) from HomeFamilyWork for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I am super late on this one, I guess from slacking on my notifications the beginning of March! I blame beauty boxes! Anyway she has a fun blog on beauty with some sprinkling of life bits in between. I enjoyed reading her uses for Vaseline which you can read here! Even though everyone says it’s bad for you… I love it anyways!!

Luzz05 (sadly I don’t know your name!) for nominating me for the Liebster Award! What a great blog for makeup reviews and more! She has given me some serious beauty box and makeup palette envy! I especially liked her post on BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic which you can read here. The swatches definitely make me want this palette!

Brittany from Life in Lipstick for nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award! She writes about everything from wine to art to beauty and just about everything in between. I recently found out we have some silly similarities too! One of my favorites posts from her blog is a recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies… which I just can’t wait to try! Check it out here!

Rhiannon from Smilesweetie HQ for nominating me for the Beauty Blog Tag! What a lovely beauty blog she has with some great pictures! I especially like the post called Queen of Clean where she talks about how she organized all her beauty goods. I’m all about organization in my life! Check out her post here!

Samantha from The Pink Apple for nominating me for the Miranda Sings Award! This beauty blog touches upon hair, makeup, and some other great stuff in various other categories. I particularly like her recent post on MAC lipsticks. I love swatches more than anything and she included a whole bunch in her post that you can read here!

So I think that has been all the wonderful beauty tags I have slacked on in the month of March! Thank you so so SO much again to these beautiful humans for including me in their blogging worlds.

Now for some blogs I think deserve some love… there were so many I would like to choose. However, I tried to pick some that are just starting up, I’ve had some great connections with, or just deserve some attention! I only stopped because I didn’t want to wind up listing 100 blogs ha! So please feel free to participate if I haven’t added you to the list below.

The nominations!

I actually will let you choose what you would like to participate in… The Liebster Award, The Creative Blogger Award, The Beauty Blog Tag, or The Miranda Sings Award.

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If you would like to stray the path a little…you can help me create a new award! Lets call it the Spread Kindness Award! I’m totally up for suggestions too ha… What we can do with this new internet award is bring some of our favorite newbies some light. You can give a shout out to a few blogs that have caught your interest or maybe some followers you want to thank. Similar to what I did above or with your own twist! Instead of set rules, I’ll give some suggestions based on what I did:

  1. List anywhere from 2 to 10 blogs that you want to thank for their support
  2. Give a little insight as to what their blog is about
  3. Link back to their blog, either a specific post you enjoyed or their home page
  4. Nominate any number of blogs that are either new to the blogging scene or have caught your attention in a separate list
  5. *If you’re on the receiving end of the nominations, give a shout out to the blog who nominated you or include them in your list of blogs to thank when you accept the award*

Hopefully none of that was too confusing! If you’d like to help me in creating this thankful award I would absolutely LOVE it! Feel free to take some creative liberties and make it your own as well. Either way all I ask is that you keep spreading the love and help the beauty community grow! Kindness is always free and you will never regret it XOXO

Thank you again for all your kind words and support!

 

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Fun Fact: I created the award picture because I love Peonies and extremely girly looking photos ♥

 

Influenster Perks

What’s Influenster you say? Why it’s just a little ‘ole website that sends you free samples to test out for your honest feedback! I had joined a long time ago and never really got into it. When I realized I was missing out on some pretty cool samples, I decided to give it a go one more time.

 

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L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

 

I just recently tested out L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Curls shampoo, conditioner, and treatment mask. I even uploaded my first YouTube video which I talk about it and show off my transformed hair! Although I want to cringe at my extreme awkwardness (you think being an actress I would be comfortable in front of a camera,) I decided to share the video anyway. Mostly so I can get all of your feedback on what not to do in the future! If you choose to watch me embarrass myself, then I’ll include the link of my hair magic below!

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On Wednesdays we…

LOVE PINK!

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As you may have read last week (which you can catch here,) I want to start a consistent Wednesday post centered around Pink! Perhaps I should have started with this one since it is a calendar, but oh well. Next month I’ll be sure to make it my first Wednesday post!

Many bloggers talk about having a schedule and the importance of writing stuff down. I completely agree, which is why I want to feature my In The Pink calendar which supports the Susan G. Komen organization. If you haven’t heard of the organization they basically are in the forefront of breast cancer research and funding. They really do amazing things for women and if you’d like to learn more you can visit the website here!

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How adorable is a little pig with a little cup of coffee? I love my tiny pig calendar… Thanks mom!

Wall calendars can be just as useful as keeping a notebook or planner around. It’s perfect for jotting down major events to appointments and everything in between. How can you use this to your advantage you say? Well it’s a great way to stay organized long term. At one glance you can see the entire month ahead and plan accordingly. Plus it can’t hurt to look at adorable images throughout the day!

What helps you to stay organized? To my fellow blogging beauts, what’s your favorite day of the week to post?

* If you would like to join me in Loving Pink like Statements in Basements has, just let me know and I’ll link your post here! Check out her fashion! Thanks for sharing the love XOXO *

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P.S. Just as a reminder you have a little less than two weeks to enter the Murad giveaway! If you haven’t entered you can check out what you’d win here. The link for it is at the bottom of my review! Good luck! * By the way, these links are just links 🙂 They aren’t sponsored in any way. *

P.P.S. Can you guys guess what Beauty Box review is coming up next by a little something I included in the picture?!

 

On Wednesdays we…

LOVE PINK!

Ok I know its “wear pink” but I was taking some artistic liberties. If you don’t reference Mean Girls at least once in your life who are you?? It’s just too good to pass up sometimes!

I was toying with the idea of doing a Wednesday post every week or so, featuring one of my favorite colors… Pink! Spotlighting anything from makeup to fashion to quotes even, as long as it’s pink. Who’s with me?!

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Lancôme Sparkling Fuchsia Lip gloss & Intense Fuchsia Lipstick

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