Cover Fx Enhancer Drops vs Maybelline Master Strobe

Liquid highlighters are one of my favorite products to instantly brighten the complexion and add a dewy glow.  More and more brands have come out with liquid illuminators following the launch of the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops.  While enormously successful and gorgeous on the skin, this highlight will set...Read More »

Drugstore Makeup Products Worth the Hype?


I know I have made you wait a while for this, but finally here is my drugstore makeup products worth the hype post!


Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

The Claims : Pore-minimizing, absorbs oil, natural matte finish

Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation comes in 40 shades and is...Read More »

Urban Decay All-Nighter vs Skindinavia Finishing Spray



The Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is well-known and loved.  However, many don’t know that this spray is produced by a company called Skindinavia.  Skindinavia produces their own sprays as well.  Today, I bring you an in depth comparison of the Urban Decay All-Nighter vs the Skindinavia Finishing...Read More »

How to Get Free Beauty Products + Haul


Last week, I came home from vacation to a bunch of exciting products that I was sent complimentary, such as the HSI Flat Iron I discussed in last week’s post.  Often, in exchange for the product you need to give feedback on the product or mention it on social media...Read More »

HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Flat Iron Review


Today, I will be reviewing the HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Flat Iron.  This is exciting because I almost never review hair care products on my blog and I was sent these product complimentary.  I got the one inch flat iron, the argan oil hairspray, and a packet sample of the...Read More »

Luxury Makeup Products Worth the Hype?


Now that you have read my high end makeup products worth the hype high end edition, we are moving up a level to the luxury products.  Think Tom Ford, Kevyn Aucoin, Charlotte Tilbury price range.  I’m going to be even harsher on these products because of their higher price tag,...Read More »

Glowing Natural Makeup Tutorial for Summer


Hi everyone!  I have never done a tutorial on my blog because I thought it would be better suited to videos.  However, I have gotten requests for a natural makeup look so I thought I would run you through this one.  This look is great for the summer, especially beach...Read More »

Taylor Sparkles Cosmetics Review


When Taylor Sparkles Cosmetics offered to send me some products, I was overjoyed.  Besides the fact that I love to try out new makeup, I also love to support small companies.  Taylor Sparkles Cosmetics was founded in 2014.  Their website is coming soon, but you can currently order through their...Read More »

High End Makeup Products Worth the Hype?


This summer, I decided to do a three part “worth the hype” series to delve into some products that are constantly showered with praise.  I decided to start with the high end edition, but don’t worry, drugstore and luxury editions will be coming soon.  Make sure to subscribe so you...Read More »

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review


The Kat Von D metal matte palette was limited edition, but I am finally getting around to doing a full review on it.  I know it is now very hard to find, as it is sold out everywhere, but don’t worry.  I will address that if you just keep reading....Read More »

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color Review


At $1.99, it is clear that Wet n Wild makes one of the least expensive lipsticks on the market.  Many have raved about their quality, but I had reservations due to the low price tag.  So, I got four colors to test out and review.


The Claims

This lipstick claims to be...Read More »

New L'oreal Face Masks Review



In the past six months, L’oreal has launched three new face masks.  One is meant for exfoliating and refining, another for detoxifying, and the last for mattifying.  Costing $12.99, these masks are pretty affordable for the 1.7 oz of product (same amount as the Glamglow masks which cost $69).  The packaging...Read More »

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Review


One word: stunning.


The Review:

This is a near perfect eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills.  First of all, I love the velvety mauve packaging.   When you open the palette (secured magnetically) there are 14 shades in neutral to berry tones inspired by Renaissance colors.  There is also a double ended brush with one...Read More »

Luxury Sephora VIB Haul + First Impressions


The annual Sephora VIB sale just occurred and with 20% off for VIB Rouge, I had to get a few things.  Let’s jump into a quick haul (with a few first impressions so this post can at least be semi-helpful).



Drunk Elephant AHA Kit

The cost: $96

I...Read More »

Kylie Cosmetics Fall Lip Kits Review


Kylie Jenner is a controversial figure, but there is no doubt that she owns a very successful makeup line.  Starting with lip kits, she then ventured into lip glosses, metallic liquid lipsticks, potted liners, and even eyeshadow palettes.  Even with all the rave reviews of her lip kits, I assumed...Read More »

Wet n Wild Dupes Tested


At unbelievably low prices, Wet n Wild has some amazing products that rival those of high-end brands.  Because of this, I decided to buy some Wet n Wild products and compare them to some of my favorite more expensive products.  To see where you can save some money, keep reading.



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Worth the Hype? : Luxie Blending Brushes


Luxie Brushes have recently experienced a surge in popularity, likely because of their high quality to price ratio.  As luck would have it, I received a set of three Luxie blending brushes in my October Boxycharm (Is Boxycharm Worth It?  Click here to find out).  After trying them out, I...Read More »

Is Boxycharm Worth It?


Out of all of the beauty subscription boxes, Boxycharm is generally put at the top of the podium.  It boasts five full-size products worth over $100 each month for just $21 a month.  So, in monetary terms, it is definitely worth it.  It is also touted as consistent, with high...Read More »

Highlighter Palette Battle-Becca, Anastasia, Sleek


The Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette, Anastasia’s Glow Kit, and the Sleek Solstice palette.  They are three of the most adored, raved about, and hyped up products in the beauty community and for good reason.  However, not everyone needs multiple palettes in their collection.  Here are the rundowns on these top-notch palettes...Read More »

Battle of the Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks


You know what makes a liquid lipstick even better?  When it is a drugstore price.  But since drugstores don’t have testers and it is harder to make returns, it is difficult to decide on what formula to go for.

(From left to right-Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Devotion, Maybelline Color...Read More »

Five SPF Products Tried and Tested


There is no doubt about it.  SPF is a must throughout the year.  But with summer in full bloom, it is necessary to take extra precaution to stop sun damage.  These 5 products all come with SPF included.


Dermalogica Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer ($26.00 for 2.0 oz)

SPF: 15

This...Read More »

Colourpop First Impressions


Colourpop has become one of the top brands in the beauty industry, although you can only purchase from their website (  This is due to their very low prices, frequent collaborations with beauty gurus, unique formulas, and a great selection of high quality products.  For some reason, I have...Read More »

Takeover Tuesday - Summer Face Cleansers

Hi!  My name is Carly Curiale. I would like to thank Amanda for this opportunity of Takeover Tuesday. With summer in full swing, clear and healthy looking skin is incomparable to makeup. I thought that I would take this time to share with you all the skin/face cleaners that I...Read More »

Burt's Bees Lip Products (Hits, Maybes, and Misses)


With its large line of natural products, Burt’s Bees in a staple brand in many people’s beauty regiments.  Although mostly skincare products, Burt’s Bees does have a line of lip products, some of which are hits, others not so much.





Beeswax Lip Balm ($3.30)

First up, we have the...Read More »

Ulta Haul and Mini Reviews


Because I don’t already have enough beauty products, I decided to pick up some things from Ulta.  I got these on Saturday and had a little time to play with them before putting up this review.  On to the mini reviews!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara ($8.99)

The first thing that...Read More »