Too Faced Haul

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I really can not believe I’m doing this post!! I also can not believe I actually brought these products!! After months of talking myself out of buying, I finally decided to buy some new products!! I have a few Too Faced products that I have only brought from Sephora. I have never directly ordered from the site. I decided to order from the Too Faced site directly so I could use Ebates. Ebates allows you to earn money from shopping online. I can earn money from both Sephora & Too Faced, however, I could earn more from Too Faced (that is why I decided to buy the products from their).  Continue reading to se what products I got & my review on them!!

IMG_1062To start off, the packaging itself was very nice. The outside of the box was very pretty and elegant. The shade of pink was very settling. When you open the box, the top of the box displays a cute little message. “You’re So Too Faced” is the cutest little saying & it goes with the brand. There was so much  pink confetti inside. I actually kept it to use for something else. I love how they used the confetti instead of tissue paper. The products inside were packaged so nicely, that I would never have to worry about buying anything from the site and being nervous that it would arrive damaged.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette– I have never been in the hype about any new eyeshadow palettes from any brand such as: Too Faced, Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, Morphe’s palette, or any other high brand eyeshadow palette.  I could never see myself spending that much for eyeshadow. I use to wear eyeshadow here and there. Recently I’ve been wanting to wear eyeshadow every time I do my makeup. Even if I don’t do a full look, I’ll just add a base color onto my lid. The eyeshadow palette I was using most before I brought this Peach Palette, was the Morphe 35k palette. I love the browns & oranges the palette has and have found that these colors go with any outfits. I decided I wanted my next palette to contain similar colors. Through countless amounts of research, I decided that the Too Faced Peach Palette was best for me!

The palette contains an array of colors. There are some palettes were you would wear most of the colors, but not use every single one. With this palette, I see myself wearing every shade. The color variation is a plus, but having some matte shades and also some shimmery shades attracted me most to the palette. I love how I can use a matte for my crease then add a shimmer color to the lid. From swatching the palette for the first time I was a little disappointed because I felt the shades were not very pigmented. However, when I applied the shadows to my eyelids, I was totally wrong. The colors are very pigmented and a little definitely goes a long way.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara– This is a product that I have repurchased. I first bought the travel size of this mascara to see how I would like it . To my surprise I did. This isn’t my all time favorite mascara, but it is definitely one of my favorites! First of all the packaging of this product is beautiful!! I love the champagne frosted tube. A lot of Too Faced Products have that frosted feel to them that you don’t see too often with makeup products. This makes the product really nice and makes the quality worth the price. Only con I have about this mascara, which is why it is not my all time favorite, is because of the mascara wand. This gives amazing volume and length however, it is very hard to get into the inner lash because the brush is so thick. Whenever I try and get into the inner lash, I end up making a mess and getting mascara on my lid. To avoid this, I just use a different mascara with a thinner wand.

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As you can see in the picture, I compared the full size to the travel size. Whenever I am unsure if I will truly like a product or not, I always start off with the travel size product. There are a few differences among the packaging of the two. The color is different and the writing of the product is also different. I would prefer the packaging to be the exact same so I do not have to question rather this is truly the exact same product. However, the formula seems to be the same and the wand as well.

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Whenever you check out, you can choose 2 sample sized products. In my opinion Too Faced does not have a good sample selection. Firstly the size of the samples are not worth it. I could’ve done without and its hard to really get a good use out of the products. I’m very surprised at this because whenever I order from a beauty/makeup size (Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay, etc.) the samples are always nice products and nice size. I am really happy to try these samples because I was planning on getting these two. However, I wasn’t really sure how I would actually like them. The Shadow Insurance is an overall great product with a good concept. It is anti-crease and helps your shadow last all day. However, the product is a little bit pricey, especially with alternatives cheaper. The Hangover Primer is a good primer that isn’t too thick to use. I am highly considering ordering the two !

Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner

 

One of my favorite things to do is, try out new products! Now I know I always say ‘that I research every product I get before buying’. However, there are some products I see and instantly just get. The packing of this product, attracted me most.  The glass frosted bottle was something I rarely seen in a beauty product. I instantly felt this product is meant to work and better my skin all through the packing.

The Trilogy Mist is infused with rose, geranium, and lavender. When I read these ingredients I knew that the mist had to smell really good. In fact, I was right! The smell is really nice but is also not too overpowering. Since the mist is to be sprayed directly onto your face, you want to make sure with this product or any product, that the smell is not too controlling. A strong smell can lead to headaches and irritations.  Also it is very important to look at EACH ingredients that the product contains.

Each of the 3 ingredients, each have a certain claim. The rose is meant for toning the skin while maintaining a pH balance. The geranium refreshes and helps relieve stress. Lastly, the lavender balances and calms. I love how each ingredient has a certain purpose. I truly need all 3. Out of all 3, I would say the “refreshes and helps relieve stress” applies most to me.

To apply this Mist Toner, you hold the bottle 30cm away from your face and spray. You can use this mist daily. I use the mist in the morning right after I have cleansed and moisturized my face. Overall, I am glad I gave this product a try. Even though I didn’t need this product, it was nice to incorporate it into my routine.

 

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Summer Bucketlist

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Summer will officially be starting soon and I’ve made a list of things I want to do this summer and I plan to stick with it! I like to create bucket lists especially around the summer because it makes life more interesting. You don’t want to get stuck with the common day-to-day activities and before you know it–summer is over. For the next couple of months, embark on exciting adventures and let go of your inhibitions. Here are  some summer bucket list ideas to have you ready for an incredible summer! Let me know if you have done any of these or plan to try some!!

Read more books- I have always enjoyed reading, however, I have been busier than ever and took a break from reading. For Christmas I received some books that I have not yet read. I will read these books first and I also have a book list of new books I hope to get. I have no set number of books I desire to read over the summer, but I will try and read a good number of books. Be on the look out for a post about the books I read this summer!

Try new summer treats- I really love to eat! Eating has to be one of my favorite things to do! I especially love trying new foods. I’m not a picky eater and I’ll honestly eat anything. Since I will be going on two vacations during summer, I am super excited to try new summer foods that I have never tried before!

Spend an entire day watching movies-I have literally been so busy since the new year started. Something I have been wanting to do for a while, is to just stay home all day and watch movies. Grab me some snacks and popcorn and either watch old classics or new movies that I’ve never seen before. Of course this will give me an excuse to be in my pajamas all day!

Go bike riding in the city-I have been trying to do this for the longest!! This is at the top of my list. One day I want to go to the city, rent bikes, bike all around town, then go eat afterwards. I have to do this soon. One afternoon my family and I went to the city and actually say some people doing this and we decided to do this soon. So fingers crossed that is actually happens soon!

Participate in a color run- I really want to do a color run, however, I think the deadline passed so hopefully I can find another color run that is close by because I really want to do this!

Buy a plant & keep it alive-I can never keep a planet alive no matter how hard I try. This summer I am determined to get a cute little house plant and keep it alive this summer. When I go to college in the fall, I want to have about 4 little plants in my dorm. During the summer, I will be able to test out my skills and see if I can actually keep a plant alive.

Thrift shopping- I haven’t been thrift shopping in a while. However, since I will be going to college in a couple of months, I need to get some new clothes. I want to go thrift shopping, go shopping at an outlet mall, and a regular mall as well to stock up on some new clothes.

Listen to a new artist- My playlist consistent of the same artist. I love music and lately I’ve been wanting to listen to a new style. I decided what better way then to invest in a new artist. I’m not sure what style of music I want to listen to, but I am open to anything. Hopefully I’ll enjoy the new artist so much that I’ll want to go their concert.

Go vegan- The past few summers I have tried this and have been successful a couple of times. Going vegan is something I am passionate about. However, I don’t want to go vegan year round, just in the summer. The benefits of going vegan are really nice and help with my skin. I have not decided if I will go vegan this summer, but since it is on my list, I probably will.

Workout/ Exercise everyday for a week-I have been saying this since forever! But this summer I am so serious. I really need to work out and fast! Since I will be starting school in the fall, I’ve heard that freshmen normally gain 15 pounds! I don’t want this to be me, so if I get in the habit of exercising, then when I start school I will be fine.

Go on a huge shopping spree- During the summer I made it my mission to work more. During the school year I only worked 2 days, now I work 4 days during the summer. Since I’m not occupied by school, I am able to work more days. I decided to work more so I can make more money! This summer I am planning to go a big shopping trip before I start college in the fall. I want to go to a mall, outlet mall, and shop online!

Go camping in the backyard- I have never been camping before!! This is something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a little girl. I do not want to go to cabin, instead I want to set up a tent and cook outside. I either want to go with my family or some of my friends.                                                                                                                   I’ll start off in my backyard, then once I’m comfortable with the outdoors, I’ll go to the mountains.

Bareminerals Bareskin Foundation

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I recently bought a new foundation!! This is crazy. I normally only use my everyday foundation (the Tarte Amazonian Clay) however, I decided to go out and invest in a new one. I went to ULTA to get my makeup done one day, and the makeup artist used this foundation on me and recommended that I buy. I decided why not, since it looked and felt really nice on. Keep reading to see a detailed review on the Bareminerals Bearskin Foundation.  

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Formula: The formula is a little more liquidy than what I’m use to. Typical matte foundations that I use are normally dry, this one however, is not at all. Whenever I squirt the product onto my hand, it starts to run off if I’m not fast enough when ready to apply it. The finish of the Bareminerals foundation is very dewy. I think a dewy look is perfect for the summer. Being too matte in the summer can make you look very dry.

Color/Shade: The shade perfecernce is amazing for this foundation. There are 20 shades to choose from!! The lightest shade is really light and the darkest shade is amazing for darker skin tones. I would definitely recommend the foundation to ever skin color, because they will most likely have your shade. I am in the shade Bare Maple, which is shade 17 out of 20. I believe this color it too dark for me, even though I had it matched. I will return to get the shade Bare Honey or Bare Almond.

Coverage: The foundation claims to be a medium coverage foundation. However, it does claim to be able to build up the coverage you desire. I would have to agree that the foundation can be light to full coverage depending on how much you apply. I definitely apply the foundation to be full coverage.  The foundation does oxidizes like crazy. If you do not want this in a foundation, it may not be for you. But those who do, it is perfect. If I knew the foundation oxidizes before I bought it, I would’ve went a shade lighter. Just because after a while, my natural oils and this foundation can make me look a shade or two darker.

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How I apply the foundation: The thing I love most about this foundation, is that its not too dry nor too liquidy. You can apply the foundation with a brush or even a beauty blender. I currently apply with the Real techniques Buffing Brush then I use my beauty blender to dap off the excess product. This foundation is unique in which, it has its own brush that is recommend. I currently order the brush, but it has not arrived yet. Be on the look out for a review once it arrives!

Price: The price for the foundation is very affordable compared to other “high end” foundations. It cost $29.50 while my current foundation, the Tarte Amazonian Clay is $39.00 .

Overall Rating: I really like the foundation much more than I anticipated. There are some things I wish could be improved, such as the shade of the foundation and the consistency of it. However, I will be able to deal with these problems because the foundation is great overall. I would recommend this foundation to any sign color and sign type.                                                                                                                                            8.5/10