Whiten Your Teeth In Just One Brushing?

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and everyone is having a great beginning of the year. I have been knee-deep in college classes. But I am doing good (I think). All is going well!

Today, I’m writing a little review on charcoal tooth polish. A few weeks ago I bought a pot of Olivia Care charcoal. I was so excited ( I’ve really wanted to try this).

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There are a few positive and negative points:

Positive – Great price, tastes like mint, and really does whiten your teeth after one use!

Negative – Is really MESSY!

The only comment I have to add is that this is not comparable to going to get your teeth professionally whitened. But that being said it’s much more healthy that chemicals.

I hope everyone has an amazing week.

Question of the day: Do you whiten your teeth? If so, let me know how?

If you have questions or concerns leave a comment…. Let’s chat!

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Jewelry Haul

Hello everyone… I hope all is well! I’ve been so wrapped up in going back to school, I have bought many pieces of jewelry to bring in the new semester.

I have been collection pieces for a few weeks now from a couple different stores.

Starting with Urban Outfitters: (No link) Necklace: $9.99, Earrings: $9.99/BOGO 50%IMG_3730

Avenue: Earrings $1.99 (No link)IMG_3731

Grass Roots: Local Boutique $9.99IMG_3733

Peebles: $5.99 (No link)IMG_3732

As you can tell I am a gold girl and I love my statement pieces. Well, I hope everyone has a good week!

Question of the day- Silver or Gold?

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My Ultimate Face Mask!

Hello everyone… I hope all is well of course. You all are probably wondering where in the world I’ve been! Well, I have decided to go back to college. This whole summer has been dedicated to getting ready for that, and just having fun. I don’t like the fact that my blog took a back seat for awhile, but unfortunately it has.

Enough with the updates, I have an exciting experience to share with everyone! A little back story, at the beginning of middle school I started getting migraines. (They are a family trait I wish I never got) One day my mom took me to The Body Shop and we bought a cooling face mask just to try…. It worked wonders! Fast forward twelve years (Yes twelve!), my beloved mask has started to lose its magic. A lot of the blue gel inside has dissipated. IMG_3601

Well, one night I was browsing The Body Shop website and what did I find?!? The same mask in PINK! (My favorite color btw) I could have cried, twelve years later and I find a new one? Crazy! But wait its only $4.80? With FREE SHIPPING? This must be a joke… NOPE!

This mask is a life saver, it helps with a number of things:
-Puffy eyes
-Migraines/Headaches
-Hot days to cool off

It stays pretty cool on its own but you can place it in the freezer for a bit to get cold. It has a strap with velcro. I’m just in love with this mask honestly, there are so many good things I could say about it. I mean you have to love something to buy it twice.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to put them down below… Let’s Chat!

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July Empties!

Hello everyone… I hope all is well as usual! July has been packed with so much which has reflected in my lack of posts! For that, I am truly sorry.

At last, I’ve saved up my all my beauty trash and here today to give you my July empties. Yay! I love the idea of looking at what others have finished so I hope you do to.

IMG_3564Starting with the Home Grown Fresh Picked makeup wipes. I felt these were so-so, nothing to write home about, but did the job. They smelt fine and I used them for much more than just removing my makeup. I felt like the pack was never ending!

Up next was the OOZOO Face Injection Mask. Which I did a review on my blog. (Shameless Plug) I loved this mask and plan to buy many more. Oh, and did I mention they have more than one!

Bubble Bath Pearls, I got these on sale at OLD NAVY. Yes, Old Navy! They were those little balls with an oil inside, definitely a 90’s throw back. They really didn’t do anything but hey they were fun!IMG_3563

Sephora Charcoal Nose Strip… I’m not sure how I felt about this strip. It pulled out some black heads just like the bore strips, but… the smell! (Omg) It was so strong, plus its right on your nose. I would not repurchase.

Hey Smile, I’m not sure what this is called I would want to say the “bleaching” agent. I love my hey smile system. I use it all the time (I’m sorta obsessed,) and its super affective.

Dollar Tree bath soak? Enough said. I didn’t like it one bit, I do not know what I was thinking when I bought it. I love the dollar store but their bath products are a no-go for me.

Loreal Face Masks are awful, they burnt my skin. I didn’t even finish them.

Benefit Porefessionals, I have rebought this product a million times. It’s my perfect primer and I would never switch! I’m a die hard fan.

Thats pretty much it! I hope you enjoyed reading about my empties. Oh did anyone peep the new background? Are we fans?

If you have any comments or concerns please comment below. Let’s chat!

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Purple Makeup Look:

Hello everyone.. I hope all is well. I cannot believe summer is flying by! ( I’m not ok with this.)

Today, I was inspired to do a beautiful light purple makeup look. I wanted something bright and shiny, with tons of shimmer!IMG_3485

Starting out with my face makeup:
Benefits Porefessional Face Primer 
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder ( I don’t know how I feel about this product yet!)
MAC Cosmetics Foundation mixed with Estee Launder Double Wear Foundation
MAC Cosmetics Concealer (On my acne and scars)
Anastasia Contour Kit (Under eyes with light and around my face with the dark)
Elf High Definition Powder (For baking under my eyes)
MAC Cosmetics Foundation Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush 
Tarte Pro Glow Palette  
(For my highlighter)IMG_3488

Eyebrows:
MAC Cosmetics Eye Liner (Coffee)
Elf Eyebrow Kit
Anastasia Concealer (Carve out my eyebrows)
Anastasia Brow Gel IMG_3489

Now to the main event… My eye makeup:
-Starting out I used the Too Face White Chocolate Chip palette, taking shade Cake Batter all over my lid.
-Taking Mac’s shade Cork in my crease.
-Continuing in my crease I used Mac’s Black Berry. (Remember to blend, blend, and blend.)
-Back to the Too Face palette I used Sugared Raisin all over the lid.
-Using Satellite Dreams from Mac in the outer corner, I blend it towards the middle of my lid.
– Switching over to the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself palette I take the highlight shade in the middle and place it on the middle of my lid and blend it out. As well as on my eyebrow and the inner corner of my eye.
-Taking Lorac Liquid Liner to make my wing.
-Finally I added a few coats of Essence Lash Princess after using an eyelash curler.

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Just a disclaimer I didn’t have a set look in mind when I started… So, you do not need these exact shades!-

Well, everyone I hope you all enjoyed this written tutorial!

If you have any questions or concerns comment below….. Let’s Chat!

Question of the day- Do you guys like these makeup looks?

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Smokey Copper Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hello everyone… I hope all is well! Today’s post is a makeup tutorial on this smokey copper look. Which is a beautiful look for summer! (Well, I think so.)

Honestly, my face makeup is the same as any other makeup posts I have (shameless plug.) If you would like to see how it’s done, click the link!IMG_3312

Starting out, I used Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer all over both lids.

Then, I take my Lorac Pro Palette and apply the shade “Porcelain” all over my lids as well.

Continuing with my crease, I place “Twany” and “Burlap” to smoke it out, and to deepen the look I use “Goji.” (Yes, all three in my crease!)

Switching over to my Too Faced Vegas Nay Star Dust palette (No Longer Available), I use “Double Tap” on the lids. To add a little sparkle, I dust on some “Showgirl” to the middle of my lids.

The last step is to blend out some “Porcelain” on my brow bone to highlight the area!

DON’T FORGET TO BLEND EVERY STEP!

(Bam! Eyeshadow done!)

Finally, I use Lorac’s Black Liquid Eyeliner and wing it out. I did use a thicker line on my lids.

I apply a couple of coats of Essence Lash Princess and TA-DA!IMG_3313

I hope everyone enjoyed this quick and easy eye look. Please don’t forget to comment any  concerns or questions… Lets chat!

Questions of the day- Are you a black smokey eye person or a brown smokey eye person?

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All Things Eyebrows!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. It was time to wax/shape my eyebrows so, I figured, ummm hey it’s the perfect time to do a blog post about them.

We live in a society where eyebrows are of super importance. (I pride myself on my bushes!) I don’t know who has and who has not read my “About Me” post (Shameless Plug,) but I’m a trained cosmetologist. I do my own brows at home!

So, why not do a tutorial on how I get these bad boys: (System I Use)

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First- I clean the area with Pre Hon to remove all the dirt and oils from my skin.

Second- I smooth the wax down, then use cotton strips to rip off the hair!

Third- I then brush the hairs up and cut them to further shape the brows.

Forth and final – I wipe my brows with cooling gel.

This is how I wax and shape them!IMG_3198

Filling them in is a different story:

I trace each brow with the elf eyebrow kit  (I really love this kit,) then with a small angled brush I go back in and fill them in.IMG_3199

Using a spooly, I brush through the brows making them even and less cakey.IMG_3200

Then I use the Anastasia brow gel to set the brows.IMG_3201

Sculpting out the eyebrows is the final step, I use benefits boing concealer and blend it out with a brush. IMG_3202

Ta-Da: IMG_3208

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to comment. Lets Chat!

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Your Girl Is An Influenster

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. I’m very excited to tell everyone that I’m now an Influenster! I got my first package in the mail from Maybelline with their new “City Mini Palettes”!

I was sent the palette in the color “Concrete Runway.” I would never have picked these colors for myself, but it’s something new and fresh I can play with. I get stuck in a rut of neutrals. IMG_3071

The palette retails for $9.99 and comes in six different shade combos. I like the way it’s compact and has smaller pans (obviously it’s a mini palette). The shades are super pigmented and tend to not have any fall out. It’s the perfect mix between neutrals and fashion shades which is great to make a day and night look! Each shade is also consistent in color and not patchy. IMG_3078

I was sent this product complimentry for testing purposes but all options are my own!

If you have any concerns or questions please let me know in the comments below!

Question of the day- Would you pick up one of these mini palettes/ what do you think about them?

xoxo,Victoria

Empties, Favorites, And Middle Parts?

Hello everyone! I cannot believe May is almost over. I hope everyone is ready for summer! Today I’m going to tell you my March favorites and empties! This will be the first one I’m doing so don’t forget to comment if you like this sorta thing and if you would like me to do it monthly.

march1Okay let’s start with favorites:
Song- Sweet creature by Harry Styles and Lust for life by Lana Del Rey
T.V. Show- Lucifer
Scent- Alien by Thierry Mugler
Makeup product(s)- Dior Lipstick in Not Shy
Skin Care Product(s)- Indian Healing Clay 

march2Empties:
Tony Moly Strawberry Pore Pack
Lotion Divine by L’Occitane
Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask (repurchase)
L’oreal Lumi True Match in W 1-2 (repurchase-favorite foundation)
Sonia Kashuk Face Sponge
Oral B Glide 3D White Floss Picks (Obsession)
Dr. Brandt Magnetic Face Mask

Middle part? Yes, I’m in love with my middle part! I’m so over the side part look, I think the middle part looks very chic now. I will have a post soon all about my hair.

Well, I hope you all liked this empties/favorites. Leave any comments or concerns in the comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- What are your plans for June?

xoxo,Victoria

 

Skin Care Obsessed

Hey everyone, I hope you guys are doing well! So, like the title says I’ve been skin care obsessed… well face mask obsessed. A little back story (which I have explained before) I’ve suffered from serious acne for a long time and my skin has FINALLY (at 23) started to give me a break!

Today, Im going to share my favorite DIY face mask and a little review on the E.L.F. Pore refining brush and mask tool!  mask1maks3

I’m a detox freak! Anything with clay I’m hooked so, when I saw one of my favorite youtubers use the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay I freaked out! I knew I had to try it. So, I used one tbs of the clay powder and 2 tbs of distilled water. And the skin game was changed forever! It helps with raw break outs as well as helping keep away new skin impurities.

P.S. Please make sure you have distilled water! I use filtered warm water. Trust me you do not need more junk on your skin. mask2

Now, onto the new E.L.F. brush- I’m a use your hands for everything type of girl. Thats not always good because your hands have a lot of bacteria on them. The top of the brush is a tool to apply a mask. It’s taking a little bit to get used to applying small amounts slowly with the tool and not my fingers. I do enjoy the fact that it’s more cleanly for my face. Also, the bottom is a pore refining brush and I love it! It really does get into my pores and cleans out all the gunk. And hey for $5 bucks I think it’s totally worth it! maks5

If you have any comments or questions feel free to comment below, Lets chat!

Question of the day- What is your favorite DIY face masks?

xoxo, Victoria