Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

Happy Black Friday Beauties!

With all the great sales and specials today, I thought now is the best time to bring you my top gift picks for the beauty lovers in your life.  I always think that us beauty junkies are super easy to buy for but in case you're not on top of the latest tends in beauty right now, here is a handy gift guide including some limited edition holiday items as well as some classics.  Enjoy!

Holiday Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dermstore Haul* - Too Faced, Tarte, Becca

Hi Beauties!

Today I have a little haul for you but first I want to tell you about a new-to-me website called Dermstore. Dermstore consists of 3 sites, (skincare), (hair care), and (cosmetics).

Hands down my favorite thing about Dermstore is that they offer free shipping on all orders all the time.  I for one HATE paying for shipping and often end up spending more money than I want to just to qualify for free shipping.  With Dermstore, you don't have to worry about that!  Dermstore carries 700 brands of products.  And since I know my readers I can tell you that my (and probably your) favorite brands on the site are Too Faced, Becca, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and Tarte.  They also carry my 2 favorite skincare brands, GlamGlow, and Murad.

Here's my little haul!

dermstore haul

Monday, November 24, 2014

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish* - Review

Hi Beauties!

Today I bring you another product from my favorite skincare brand, Murad.  The Murad Skin Smoothing Polish is from the Pore Reform Line.  The Pore Reform Regimen works to create healthy, clear skin that’s free of shine, blackheads and clogged pores.

Murad Skin Smooth Polish 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Frugal Friday - Essence Cosmetics* - Review

TGIF Beauties!

Today I bring you some goodies that I received from Essence Cosmetics.  Essence Cosmetics features on trend high quality makeup at affordable prices.

I've heard about this brand and saw them sold at Ulta but I never tried them until now and spoiler!  These are amazing products at insanely low prices.

essence cosmetics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sephora VIB Haul - YSL, Kat Von D, GlamGlow, Urban Decay, and More!

Hi beauties!

I'm back with another Sephora haul!  I know, I just did one for the Friends and Family Sale (read that post HERE) but there was still a few things had my eye on so I had to partake in this sale too.

Sephora gave this super cute bag with every order (while supplies lasted).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag - November

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I can't believe the holidays are almost here!

For those that don't know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service.  For just $10 you get 4-6 deluxe sample size or full size beauty items.  These items are typically hair, skincare, and makeup products.  They can range from high end to affordable brands.  Everything comes in a pretty makeup bag that is different each month.

Ipsy Glam Bag November

Friday, November 14, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick - Anna - Review

Happy almost weekend everyone!

The NARS Audacious Lipsticks are HUGE right now in the online beauty community.  I knew I had to get my hands on one after hearing all of the excellent reviews.  I chose the shade Anna which is an everyday wearable color and one of the most popular.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Anna

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eddie Funkhouser Cosmetics + Giveaway*

Happy Monday beauties!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today's post is a long one since it includes a few reviews and a giveaway at the end so please hang in there!  Eddie Funkhouser is a well known makeup artist.  He has created his own makeup line comprised of high quality cosmetics with designer brand quality formulas at affordable prices.

I first learned of Eddie Funkhouser and his cosmetic line during a Twitter chat.  He participated and interacted with each of us, answering our general makeup questions as well as our questions about his own products.  He was so approachable and knowledgeable!

Eddie sent me a few of his products to try out.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - Review

Happy Sunday beauties!

I wanted to get my review of this palette up before the Sephora VIB sale ended in case anyone has this item on their wishlist!

Hourglass released their Ambient Lighting Blushes earlier this year and they are hugely popular.  In September they released this Limited Edition Ambient Lighting Blush Palette which features 3 blush shades.  Two of the shades (the ones on each end - Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure) are permanent to the collection and one (the one in the middle - Incandescent Electra) is only found in this palette.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette L-R: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure

Friday, November 7, 2014

Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits*

Hi beauties!  It's time to talk about one of my fave beauty boxes again...Memebox!

Memeboxes (pronounced "Mi-Mi-box") are Korea's best selling beauty box.  Korean cosmetics and skincare are known to be the best in the world and these boxes are the perfect way to try lots of different products.  Memeboxes include hair, body, and skin products as well as cosmetics.  Each box contains 4-8 deluxe samples and full size products.  There are also special edition and themed boxes.

The box I received is the Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Kit - Review

There are so many new makeup kits and limited edition products for the holidays this year.  One of the most popular ones is the Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Kit.  I bought this in my last Sephora haul which you can read about HERE.

Bite Beauty is known for their highly pigmented and creamy lipsticks, crayons, and pencils.  Their lip products are made with natural "food-grade" ingredients.  What this means is that they are safe to eat and let's be real, where you do you think your lip products go once they disappear from your lips?  Answer: in your belly! :)

The Best Bite Remix Kit includes 4 mini versions of the High Pigment Lip Crayons and a cute red tin.  The tin is about the size of an Altoids container and is perfect to keep in your purse.

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Kit
Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Kit

Monday, November 3, 2014

Beauty Products I Used Up - October Empties

I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend!  I can NOT believe that it's already November.  This year has just been flying by like crazy.  Before we know it, it will be 2015, yikes!

Here are all the beauty products I finished in the month of October and mini reviews of each.

Follow by Email

IFB iFabbo