How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and your summer is amazing so far. This past week I attended ( and worked) a very close friend of mines wedding! Which was super exciting and such a beautiful event.

As I was doing the bridesmaids makeup they told me about blemishes and under eye circles they wished to cover which got me thinking! I know how to do that so why not share my knowledge.

I’ve written about this before but I used to suffer from terrible acne. Which has left ever worse scaring! (Super dramatic) With that being said I’ve somewhat mastered the art of coverup.IMG_2636

First things first START WITH A GOOD BASE!
-Moisturize as well as prime: Evian facial spray, Benefit Porefessional 
-If you are feeling a slightly more dry use Farsali Unicorn Essence

Next up- COLOR CORRECTION
-Using a green concealer (Less is more and do not forget tot blend):L.A. Girl Pro. Conceal 
-Dark under eyes need a yellow based concealer
-Pro tip I would not cake the makeup up. (Small layers work best) it will worsen the appearance of bumps and skin texture

On to- CONCEARLER
-Use skin tone concealer on your face but a lighter shade under the eyes: Benefit  Boing Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Finally- FOUNDATION
-Again with your beauty blending sponge blend on your foundation!

Some final tips:
-Blend!
-Bake your concealer under your eyes.
-Use matte blushes and bronzersIMG_2647

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What is your favorite concealer?

Thank you so much for reading!

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Tony Moly Vs. Biore: Pore Strip Showdown!

Hello everyone! Can we talk about how school is finally done and summer has begun! I am so excited to be back. But I am even more excited to start a new series on my blog….. The Vs.

There are way too many products on the market that do (supposedly) the same thing. Well, here on my Vs. I will be trying two or more products that have the same claims!

This weeks contenders:

Tony Moly- Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack ($3.50)
Vs.
Biore- Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($7.99)

Processed with VSCO with f1 presetLets talk about pros for the Tony Moly:
Covers a lot larger area
Pulls out many black heads
No Pain
Leaves no residue

Cons:
1 to a pack
More expensive

Processed with VSCO with f1 presetBiore Pros:
Pulls out a lot of black heads
Is black so you can see the results better
More comes in a pack
Cheaper

Cons:
Covers a smaller area
Leaves black residue on the skin

They both claim the same thing, to rid you of clogged pores. Both strips are applied the same way and take the same amount of time to dry. I would say they take out the same amount of pore gunk but since the tony moly one is so much larger you get a larger area cleaned.

I have used biore strips for ever and a day (no lie), but for me after just one use I have to declare the Tony Moly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack as the winner!

If you enjoy these kinds of posts let me know in the comments as well as any questions or concerns….. Let’s chat!

Question of the day: Have you tried either of the products mentioned above? What did you think?

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DIY Body Scrub + Update!

Hey everyone! Long time no chat. The past week or so I’ve had a few personal/family things come up that needed my full attention. I’m finally back and ready to get back in my normal blogging routine.

So, a little story time, I’ve notice my skin has been a bit dull lately and I figured a good body scrub would be the trick. I went into Ulta because they now sell the Frank coffee scrubs, I was super excited btw, and come to find out they do not carry it in my store. Well, that was a bust! Instead of ordering it online and waiting for it to get in I just made my own.

It was amazing! My skin feels so smooth and soft, the smell is so good too. Plus that dull look is completely gone. The scrub turned to coffee as I rinsed it with warm water. The scrub was a lot of fun to make and apply.

Body scrub recipe:
Coffee (ground up)
Brown sugar
Course Salt
Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
Filter waterIMG_2880

I mixed it all together and applied it that night. I used more dry ingredients than liquid, but I didn’t use any exact amounts. I just eyeballed it till it looked super thick. The oils can be substituted for what ever you have!

I applied it just like body wash and then rinsed. I then used body wash because of the left over oils and such. It is very messy just fyi!

I will be trying the Frank body scrub as soon as it comes in the mail! To see if mine is comparable, mine costed around $2 dollars to make because I had most of the ingredients on hand. The Frank body scrub is about $17.

Well, if you have any questions or concerns let me know in the comments. Lets chat!

Question of the day- Have you tried the Frank body scrubs?

xoxo, Victoria

 

Spa Days With My Mama

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well! Today is a super exciting blog post because I will be joined by my mother Jen.

A little back story; my mom is definitely the one who started my beauty craze. I remember laying in her lap as she applied a very “bold” smokey eye, with EYELINER, after I would beg her! She used an Almay trio palette for green eyes. I was probably around 12 years old (2006-ish). The first time I walked out and my dad saw me he practically died! I remember him telling my mom that I was not allowed to leave the house… then my mother said “Roland she would never leave the house with that much makeup”. Little did they know that I would leave the house years later with a pound of it on my face! spa2

Recently I purchased a jar of the Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age Defying Magnetic Mask. I decided that I would use it on my mom, she deserves a little TLC every once in awhile. I would say her skin has an oily t-zone and is very dry around the edges. I’M NOT SAYING HER SKIN IS AGING…. So anyways, I asked her a few questions while she was wearing the mask and after! spa1

First question: How do you like the application? “Its super easy, anyone could do it.” -Mama

How does the mask feel on your skin? “It feels like there is nothing on my face. It’s smooth!”-Mama

How does it smell? “It smells like the tea we brew… not like the Wawa tea but the good kind. Like green tea.”-Mama

How does it feel to remove the mask with a magnet? “Really cool! It feels like light tickles.”-Mama

How does your skin feel afterwards? “Like fake skin.. You know what I mean?”- Mama “Yeah mom I know what you mean.” -Me

How does your skin look afterwards? “The pores are cleaned out! Look at my nose Vic.” -Mama (Presses nose in my face) “Yeah looks good.”-Me

She gives it a 9/10. Mom was so impressed by the mask, she’s still most likely admiring herself.

The mask itself is $24.00 for a travel size. It has about three applications.

If you have any questions or concerns please comment below. Lets Chat!

Question of the day?- Does anyone have any good mask recommendations? For Mom or me? Let me know!

xoxo, Victoria & Mom

 

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye Look

Hey everyone as promised, I’m coming to you today with an eye look completely done with the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself palette!

(Mini Review) This palette was a dream to work with the shadows were so creamy and the pigmentation was great. Barely any fall out and it didn’t clump up. all the colors were easily blended! I’m so glad I picked up this palette.

First, I used my Urban Decay primer potion all over the lid and brow bone.
-I placed tape on the corner of my eye.
-I took Myth and blended it my crease.
-I placed Mystic all over my lid.
-Taking my Urban Decay liquid liner I made a pretty defined wing.
-I took off the tape and curled my lashes.
-I applied the middle highlight color to my brow bone.
-To finish it all off I applied essence lash princess to my top and bottom lashes.tar2tar3

After all this was said and done, I just did my typical face makeup. If anyone would like a tutorial on my daily face makeup routine let me know.

If anyone has any questions or comments please leave a comment below! Lets chat!

Question of the day- What do you think of bright colored eyeshadows?

xoxo, Victoria

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself First Look

Hey everyone! I hope you all have been super well. I’m coming to you with a first look on the new Tarte Make Believe in Yourself.

The color selection is beautiful, there is a good mix between neutral and “fashion” colors. There are ten shades of eye shadows around the palette and one cheek shade in the center. The pigment pay off is really good. Nine of the shadows are shimmery and one is matte (Myth). The cheek shade is definitely a highlight shade.tarte4

Starting with the matte Myth and working clockwise:tarte1tarte3

This is the time I’m going to throw in that the palette also smells amazing! Just like cocoa!

The packaging is well-made. There is a large mirror and a beautiful piece of art on the front.tarte2

My next post will involve a makeup look from this palette as well as a much more in-depth review on how the colors actually perform. If you have any other comments or concerns don’t be shy, just leave them in the comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- What are your thoughts on Tarte eyeshadows?

xoxo- Victoria

Some Spring Time Haulage!

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well. I have a haul for you, which is super exciting because I have not been shopping in a while. First, I will show you all the full size items I bought at Sephora and Ulta, then I’ll do a quick overview of all the samples I received!

Starting at Sephora I purchased:

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself (eye pallet)haul7

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip (eye palette) haul5

Sephora Goji Lipbalm haul 6

At Ulta I purchased:

Dr. Brandt Magnetight (face mask)haul4

Mario Badescu Facial Spray haul8

I also used a 100 point perk to get the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask as well as my belated birthday gift… I chose the Caudalie one. It comes with the moisturizing sorbert and the radiance serum. haul 1haul 3

My JCpennys Sephora had an offer if you signed up for a JCpennys card you could get a bag with ten samples in it:
– Shiseido UV Protection Cream
– Sephora Lashcraft Mascara
– Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
– 3 Bite Lipstick samples
– Too Faced Mascara Melt-off
– They’re Real Tinted Primer
– Marc Jacobs Highliner (Blacquer)
– Hot Toddy Heat Protection
– Makeup Forever Eye Makeup Remover
– Sunday Riley Lactic Acid Treatment

I made out like a thief with the samples and the point perks! Thank you so much for reading, I hope you all enjoyed this type of written haul! Let me know down below if you have any comments or concerns! Lets chat!

Question of the day- Would anyone like a review on these products?

Favorites Lip Products Of The Moment:

Hey everyone! I’ve been super into lipsticks as of recent. So, I thought it would be fun to give you a list of some of my favorites:

For starters my favorite lip balm would have to L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm: it leaves my lips soft and not greasy! lip2

My favorite liquid lip is the NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt: it definitely has the drying affect but not the weird crumble feeling. lip4

One of my top two favorite lipsticks is the Dior Addict Lipstick in Not Shy: it’s so creamy and smooth. The pigment is out of this world.lip5

My second top favorite would be the Benefit Lipstick in Frisky Business: it’s not as smooth as my Dior one but the color is beautiful! lip3

I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss so that’s why I decided why even add one in to my favorites if I don’t have one. So, if you have questions or concerns you can leave them in the comments below! Lets chat!!

Question of the day- Whats your favorite lipstick?

xoxo, Victoria

 

Tony Moly Strawberry Nose Pack Review!

So, today is a super exciting review! I’m obsessed with all things skin care. I couldn’t wait any longer to try the Tony Moly Strawberry Nose Pack! I have terrible black heads on my nose (doesn’t everyone?) so I figured I’d give it a shot. Now, as I write I will be using all three steps and giving you my opinion as it comes to me!

Just a little bit about the pack itself… for starters it cost a whopping $3.50! The pack has three separate step: 1. To open the pores up 2. Pulls out the blackheads 3. Closes the pores. This product claims to clear out pore and maintain a black head free face. So here we go!

STEP 1:
In the directions it says to leave the first strip on for 15-20 minutes. It smells fine, I can smell a hint of strawberries. Its super wet so BE CAREFUL opening it! It feels like a sheet mask just on my nose, there is a little tingly feeling but nothing crazy.  Ok now the first strip is off , and my pores look a bit bigger which is a good thing! Hopefully this means a ton of blackheads will get pulled out!

STEP 2: 
The directions say to wet the nose, place it on and wait 10-15 minutes! Oh a little side note the strip is a little pink… ahh so cute. This is pretty much a regular nose strip, no smell or any product on the strip. Not a ton of blackheads are on the strip, but there are a few big ones I can see.

STEP 3:
So, number three stays on for about 5-10 minutes. It’s a piece of gel that just sits on the nose. It smells so good just like strawberries! This is supposed to tighten my pores and moisturize the area. strawberry2

So, final thoughts: I would give this product a 4/5. It didn’t get rid of all the black heads I wish it had, but my nose looks way better than it did before I did all 3 steps. My nose is so smooth and my pores look really good. It took about 40 minutes to complete the pack so I would do it when you have plenty of time.  I would recommend this for sure especially for three dollars and fifty cents!

If any one has any questions or comment please feel free to comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- Have you used any tony moly products? What did you think?

xoxo, Victoria