Get Ready With Me! // Shaaanxo by BH Cosmetics Palette

Even though my love for getting ready for a night out is deep and true and pure and I like to take my time, that certainly doesn’t always happen. This video is case in point and rears it’s head towards the end as I am delicately clutching a lash letting the glue get tacky while highlighting my face… listen, it’s real life and I know we have all been there. I really, really like the way the makeup turned out even though getting there wasn’t the most relaxing experience of my life.

Let’s talk about the palette itself for a second, shall we? Shaaanxo has become a serious addiction for me over the last, I don’t know, maybe year. I watch her daily vlogs, regular beauty videos and follow her on Snapchat. I find her to be super talented, refreshingly honest, hardworking and also happens to be a dime. So when she released this palette, it was a no-brainer…I needed it and I needed it yesterday.

The Good: As I mention in the video, many of the shadows remind me of Makeup Geek shades, which isn’t a bad thing. The colors are pretty and work well together. They especially come to life with some Fix+ spray.

The Bad: I do have a couple complaints, however. I had a lot of fall out the first few times I used the shadows and still experience mild fall out but that’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a more neutral transition shade, as the mustard shade is a bit bright on my light skin for day to day wear. If there was a brown I would probably never use another palette again. The lipsticks are beautiful but do not appear in the lips as they do on the pan.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color – Medium
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Shaaanxo Palette
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Black
  • Ardell Lashes – Naturals #124
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

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Day to Night Makeup // Cool Down Blog

Visit my post over on the Cool Down Blog for all the deets! Today’s video is all about taking your makeup from day to night by adding a few steps that transform the look easily.

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Quick & Easy Holiday Look

As far as holiday makeup looks go, this one is fairly straight-forward – it’s all about a red lip, gold, fluttery lashes & glowy skin. It’s kinda my version of makeup heaven. This look can be achieved with things you probably already have in your collection & can be adapted to your features. Want to do a cat eye? Be my guest. Want to skip that nose highlight? Good on ya. Don’t feel like applying lashes? Do ya thing, girl! (or guy!) All I ask is that you enjoy yourself, cause that’s what makeup is all about.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 100 Ivory
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – Pink Rose
  • Champagne Glow Palette – Champagne Pop, Pearl
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Rimmel Kate Moss LipstickĀ  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

Rainy Day Lunch Date

A couple of week ago I filmed this GRWM for a lunch date! I intended to go very light but you’ll see, it did not happen. The photo used for this post was from another date, as I genuinely didn’t have enough time to snap any pics for this post! But it is from a lunch date I had with my sister, hence the smile on the face.

PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer – Equalizer Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foudnation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal – Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Highlighter – Lunch Money
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Mink
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Buxom Full On Lip Polish – Dolly

Kendall Jenner Poppy Lip

Shout out to Kendall Jenner + the makeup Godesses over at Estee Lauder for creating a truly beautiful matte Poppy lipstick shade! Generally I stay away from mattes as they can be fairly drying but this is just so beautiful I couldn’t help myself when I saw it was for sale. I went a little wild recently with makeup purchases recently (evidenced partially by my Polar Purchases post) and felt the need to showcase them in a video!

Products, pictures + music info listed down below, as always! Hope you enjoy this one šŸ™‚

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea After Shave Balm, Sensitive
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W1-2 and W3
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light PaletteĀ  – Lucid
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – Translucent
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner – Lionfish
  • L’Oreal Soft and Full Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • House of Lashes Adhesive
  • NYX Lip Liner – Hot Red
  • Kendall Jenner Estee Lauder lipstick – 340 Restless
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush – Rose D’Oro

MUSIC:

“Chemical Reaction” – SucrĆ©

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Polar Purchases

Recently, Mr. ARB and I have been house saving. With that comes a strong urge to buy basically everything. While I have been practicing some super serious restraint (and using up tons of products I already have), a gal also has to get her Treat Yo Self on, know what I mean?

AFFORDABLE: The gorgeous KathleenLights created some absolutely stunning eye shadows with the every popular and insanely amazing Colour Pop. After this talented beauty hit 1 Million subscribers I decided that enough was enough and it was time to get my paws on these shadows and I am so glad I did! Two mattes, a pearlized and a shimmer offer everything I could ever want in an eyeshadow quad. The eye shadows themselves are extremely creamy to the touch but apply like a powder. Granted, I haven’t slapped these on my eyeballs yet but I have swatched them and oh hot damn.

In addition to the shadows I picked up a couple of more natural lippies, as I currently only have very bright ones (red, hot pink + a very deep plum). I grabbed Rocket, which is a beautiful pinky coral, and Button which is a pinky nude. I absolutely love both of these Satin finish lippies and will definitely be wearing them all the time! They’re a nice addition to the family because I don’t really have anything like them.

LUXURY: Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar and Glow Palette also sucked me in. BEAR WITH ME! I know, I know…this is the beauty bloggers dream but it is for a very good reason. This duo is insanely luxurious, highly pigmented and comes in some of the most stunning packaging I have ever seen. Rose gold, solid, huge mirror and lots of product made the purchase a little less painful. So did a Beautylish coupon and free shipping. Y’all know me! I can definitely do a tutorial with these in the very near future. For now, I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Peachy Glowy Sping Makeup

Who doesn’t want glowy, gorgeous, healthy looking skin?! No one, is the answer. In today’s video I show you a few of the skin care + makeup steps I take when I want to have skin that looks like an angel’s. I’m going to toot my own horn here for a sec… I couldn’t stop looking at my skin in the light the day I recorded this because it looked so dang good.

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PRODUCTS:

  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Cleanser
  • Simple Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub
  • m-61 Fast Blast 2 Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
  • Lather Ultra Light Face Lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream
  • Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection! Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen
  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
  • MAC Face + Body Foundation – N1
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Beauty Blender
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare Light
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Pixi Eyeshadow – Apricot Glow
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila Lip Glaze Melon

MUSIC:

“Memories” – Petit Biscuit