Product Review|| L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer






Availability & Pricing

Local Hair Supply Store


Amount of Product

0.25 oz



Beautiful Bronze

Dark Cocoa


Crease Resistant

Evens Skin tone

Covers dark circles & skin imperfections

Great Staying power

Come in an array of shades (18 shades)

Animal cruelty free


Makes a good contour/highlight

No breakouts


The applicator

A tad bit hard to get the amount of product you want out

Overall Thoughts:

After watching so many Youtube gurus rave about the La Girl concealer, I gave in and started my hunt for these concealers. I contacted the La Girl Headquarters, so they could direct me to the stores that carry their products. To make a long story short, I drove 25-30 minutes to a local hair store, and was lucky enough to get these 3 concealers in my possession.I love using the concealers for a hight light and contoured look. I get a smooth application, with great coverage. I find using a damp beauty blender gives me an airbrushed, flawless finish. I can honestly say, these concealers are comparable to the MAC Prolong Concealer. I find these concealers work great as an everyday use, and perfect for travel when on the go. I would definitely re-purchase these concealers in more shades, once the hair store restocks. A new staple to my collection!




April Beauty Empties


It’s incredulous how fast this year is going. May is here and before we know it, Summer will be in full swing. Lately, I’ve been trying to use up as many beauty products, ranging from 3-6 products a month. This has helped me rediscover some products in my kit, as well as make room for future purchases. In the month of April, I found myself reaching for some of my favorites that I would re-purchase, and others not so much. Below I listed my empties for the month of April.

Feel free to share your April empties!



Bath &Body Works Fragrance Mist in Paris Amour and Carried Away

Nars Duo Concealer in Praline/Toffee

Nars Pressed Powder in Heat

Nars Stick Concealer in Caramel, Amande, & Cacao

Bobbi Brown Face Touch up Stick in Almond

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Honey

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Rollerball in Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Sonia Kashuk Brush cleaner

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao




How to De-pot Your Lipsticks


Hi Dolls! After accumulating so many lipsticks over the years, I decided to make a lipstick palette. In the past, I found it too much of an annoyance to organize my lipsticks and make room for new ones. I tried the lipstick holder, and other containers, but I find de-potting them to be the most efficient method. In the past, I’ve used clear containers from JoAnne’s & Michael’s, but I prefer the MAC palettes, because their durable, sleek, and inexpensive. With that said, this is how I label and depot my lipsticks.

What You Need

Empty palette

Lipsticks of choice

Metal spatula


Metal spoon


Newspaper/Paper towels



Top Row (L-R): Revlon Mauve it Over, Revlon Pink Pout, Revlon Temptress, Revlon Stormy Pink, Wet n Wild 511B, Rimmel Kate Collection 06 Bottom Row (L-R): Wet n Wild’s Purty Persimmon/Reflect Orange, Black Radiance 5112, L’Oreal The Mystic’s Kiss LD, Black Radiance 5042A, MAC Paramount, NYC’s Mahogany 320.

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Step 1: Place newspaper/paper towels down on desk, light your candle and place down onto the newspaper. This will limit a messy area.

Step 2: Select your lipstick, twist up, and cut the lipstick at the base with the spatula onto the spoon. Scoop the remaining lipstick thats at the bottom of the tube with the spatula.

Step 3: Hold spoon over candle until lipstick is thoroughly melted

Step 4: Pour lipstick into empty palette and let cool

Step 5: Label your lipstick

Then Repeat!



Mini Beauty Haul- ATL Trip


Hi Dolls!!! I missed you all so much, it feels like I haven’t posted in forever! This post is long over due, since I took my trip to Atlanta, Georgia, the beginning of April, and it’s now May (covers face). I had an amazing time in Atlanta with my family! Not only did I stuff my face with food from some of the best restaurants ATL had to offer, but I visited places like The King Center ,The Aquarium, Lenox Square, and brought back some goodies that I wanted to show you all.






TooFaced Chocolate Palette– Sephora $49
Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Translucent #3– Macys $45
Essence Effect Nails Glitters in Call Me Galaxy & Miss Blue Eyes– Ulta $3 each

What Are Your Newest Beauty Items?



Hello Spring! Fashion Lookbook 2014

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Spring Fashion 2014

Finally, Spring is here and what better time to show you dolls some pieces I currently own, and some I’ll be adding to my wardrobe. My current favorite pieces for Spring include:
Neons/Bright Colours

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Allure

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Availability & Pricing



Amount of Product

0.19 Oz/5.5 g



(A dusty rose pink shimmer)


Very pigmented

Works well into the skin

Looks great on all skin tones


Lots of fallout

Overall Thoughts:

This is my first Illamasqua makeup purchase, aside from the nail lacquer I purchased months ago. I decided to pick this item up, because I’ve always heard great things about the brand especially their blushes. And since I received a Sephora gift card from my sister for Christmas, it only felt right to purchase some new items. This blush is gorgeous from the blush itself to the packaging:  It has tiny gold sparkles in it, it’s really pigmented, and it gives this flush of healthy glow to the skin. I find that using this blush the best way is with a blush blush and a light hand. I got a lot of fallout when applying it onto the cheeks, but tapping the excess can keep the fallout to a minimal. Overall, I’m happy with the product and I know I’ll get a lot of use of it in the summer.




Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup







Availability & Pricing

Clinique stores – $23.00

Sephora- $23.00

Amount of Product

1 oz. / 30 ml


(24) Golden

(25) Spice



Medium- Full coverage

Conceal imperfections

Leaves face matte for over 8hrs

Shine free

Great for every day wear

No breakouts





Overall Thoughts

I was a bit skeptical of this foundation at first, since I’ve never tried any Clinique products before, and I was afraid I would breakout, due to my sensitive skin. To my surprise my skin reacted well to this foundation. I wore it for 3 consecutive days for 8 hours, and not one pimple appeared. In addition, when wearing this foundation, my skin can still breath, and I didn’t have a tad bit of shine throughout the day. I have 2 shades pictured, because the woman at the Clinique counter didn’t match me correctly. The Spice shade was too red and dark for my complexion. So, I returned it and got the next shade lower from Spice, which is Golden. It’s a PERFECT MATCH! This foundation is suitable for those with oily/combination skin. I believe I’ve found my ultimate favorite foundation for everyday-wear. The best $23 spent!

What is your everyday foundation?




When it comes to using eyeliners, I chose one depending on the look I’m creating, and place I’m attending. I tend to own 3 types of eyeliner: liquid, pencil, and gel. If you love and use eyeliner religiously like myself, then spending $20-30 on eyeliner is absurd. When headed to work, I find that using the Elf liquid eyeliner is less time consuming, easy, and works well with my oily eyelids. I like this liner, because it doesn’t move after being applied and last throughout the day. Days that I have more time to apply my makeup, I reach for the Elf gel liner. It definitely takes practice, and a steady hand when using this product. I find that using an angled eyeliner brush helps me create the perfect cat-eye. The only downfall about this particular liner, is that it dries out, and it fades. To revive your gel liner, I like to heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. It does the trick every time! Lastly, the old- school eye pencil will never go out of style. Tight-lining the eye, and the water-line creates this intense eye look. In addition, it gives the appearance of thick/full lashes. Drugstore eyeliners are my favorite, and I switch them up occasionally, but these 3 are my favorite at the moment 😉
Elf liquid liner- $1
Elf gel liner– $3
N.Y.C kohl pencil- $0.93

I would love to know what your favorite eyeliners are?


Product Review: Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder

 Availability & Pricing
Amount of Product
.21oz/ 6g
Basic Brown
Oil Absorbing
Yellow Base
Vitamin E
Can be a tad bit messy, but you can opt for the pressed powder

Overall Thoughts:
As much as I like the Black Opal powder, I noticed it didn’t last throughout the day. I often found myself, reapplying it after lunch. After finishing my Black Opal loose powder, I decided to try a new product. I headed to Sephora, where I purchased my very first Bobbi Brown product. I picked up the Sheer Finish Loose Powder and I’m happy I did! If you have oily skin like me, then this product will work wonders for you. It’s lightweight, absorbs oil, and leaves my face with little to no oil or shine (after 9 hours). During workdays, I prefer concealer and powder for a natural look. This powder sets my concealer in place, and gives me a flawless finish. Bobbi Brown offers a total of 10 shades, including the newer shades: Golden Brown, and Warm Chestnut. I’m excited for my next Bobbi Brown purchase 😉

Any recommendations for my next Bobbi Brown purchase?