July 14, 2018

A Few Of My Summer Beauty Favorites

  Today I wanted to share with you some of my Summer beauty products I've been loving. I really like switching up/ trying new products frequently for different seasons. However, I do keep using the same products if I really love them and think they're amazing.
  For such a long time I've been hearing nothing but fabulous things about this mascara. It's been so hyped up so I decided I needed to try it out for myself. Now that I've tried it I completely get the hype. It has to be one of if not the best mascara I've ever tried. It makes your lashes look like they're fake. My lashes are naturally pretty long and this makes them look five times longer! It gives your lashes volume without making them clumpy. I also have to mention the beautiful pink and gold packaging. I highly recommend this mascara. 


    I adore face palettes because they're so convenient. You have all the face products you need in one palette. They're also great for travelling. The contour in this palette is such a great color and it's incredibly pigmented. It goes on so evenly and isn't patchy at all. The blush is also such a lovely color. It's shimmery which makes the skin glow and look so healthy. The highlighter is so beautiful and is very intense especially if you build it up. Overall, this palette is wonderful and is a great price. You can tell by the picture how loved this palette is!


  I recently did a post on this palette you can read here where I talked in depth about it. This is my dream palette. It has all the colors I could ever ask for. It has mostly light shades with exception of the black so it's perfect for everyday. You also can totally use this for more of a dramatic look with the stunning shimmers in here. The eyeshadows smell divine and the packaging is utterly adorable. This my favorite makeup product I own. It's just so perfect. 

4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer 
  This has been a favorite for a while in the beauty world but I recently just tried it. It has such great coverage to hide dark circles, blemishes, discoloration, etc. I have the shade in "Ivory" which is super light because I'm very pale. It really brightens and covers up my dark circles/veins that I have under my eyes. I love the fluffy applicator. This is great to wear alone and skip foundation/BB cream which is what I've been doing for Summer. If you do want to wear a foundation then I say use a lighter coverage one because this covers up everything you need it to. 


5. Precision Beauty Rose Gold Eyelash Curler 
  I've never had an eyelash curler because I didn't think curling my lashes was that important. I started to notice even though I was wearing mascara my eyelashes didn't show up as voluminous and as long as I wanted them to. I realized that it was because my lashes were very straight and were weighed down by the mascara I was wearing. So I decided to get an eyelash curler to lift my lashes and make them more visible. Using an eyelash curler has changed the game for me. They look so much better and are more noticeable.  If you don't use an eyelash curler I suggest you do.  It makes such a difference. 

  I hope this post gives you some product ideas you might want to try. Have you tried any of these products I've mentioned? 
What are your favorite products this Summer? 

-Arianna

July 7, 2018

Summer Beauty Wishlist

  I've recently been looking at new products that have caught my eye this Summer and I wanted to share them with you!
1. L'Oreal True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder- I saw this in Ulta the other day and it really intrigued me. I've never used a loose powder highlighter but this looks so lovely.
2. Mario Badescu Lavender Facial Spray- I've heard a lot of people rave about Mario Badescu sprays especially the rose one. I really want to try this one, it would be so refreshing and I love lavender.
3. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream- Pacifica is a natural, vegan, and cruelty brand which I really admire. I've been dying to try some of their products. Their packaging is so pretty. I'm a huge fan of BB creams and this one has wonderful reviews.
4. Bare Minerals Crystalline Glow Bronzer/Highlight Palette- I also saw this in Ulta and ever since than I can't stop thinking about it. It's such a beautiful palette. I love how it's Rose Quartz themed, it's even infused with it! It feels so soft to the touch and is so luminous. 
5. Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights- This is the latest obsession in the beauty world- liquid eyeshadow and I'm here for it! I love the concept and all of the ones I've seen are so pretty. The shade rose gold in the Pixi Fairy Lights is stunning.
6. Tarte Love, Trust, & Fairy Dust Palette- The shades in this palette are so amazing. Tarte has come out with this collection and I think it's the best from them yet. I love all the pink and glitter. 
7. Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush- I've had my eye on this blush for a while. All the different shades are gorgeous! It gives your skin a glow, which is perfect for Summer! 
8. Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Eyebrow Mascara- The wand of this brow gel is so unique with the little ball at the end. It's what initially attracted me to it. I really want to give this a go.

  Those are my Summer beauty products on my wishlist. Please let me know if you've tried any of these poducts. I'd love to hear your opinion. 

What's on your Summer beauty wishlist?

-Arianna


June 30, 2018

How to Decorate Your Vanity for Summertime

  Every so often I like switching up the decor I use on my vanity. I'm the kind of person that get's tired easily of keeping things the same for a long period of time. I'm very restless and like changing things up especially for different seasons. Today I'm going to share with you how I've decorated my vanity for Summertime.
   I recently got these antique French books. As you may know I love decorative little books. I have a few of these books you can see here. I love French/ Parisian things, it's always been a dream of mine to go to Paris. So much of my room is themed French. I think these give my vanity such a charming touch. I love the sayings they have on them. I'm so happy I got these, antique stores often have hidden gems like these.
   I really wanted to find a new makeup brush holder. I didn't really like the holder they were in so I swapped it out for this beautiful little cup. I love the gold accents, it's very fancy looking. I think this just adds so much more glamour on my vanity. The pink and gold on the cup go perfectly with the pink and gold handles of my makeup brushes! Match made in heaven.
    Decorative trays are a must on my vanity. I constantly am putting jewelry on my vanity and it creates such a clutter. I love having a designated spot to put my jewelry, perfume, and makeup on. Decorative trays really help me keep things organized and looking fabulous. They're so elegant and classy looking on my vanity.
  I would consider my style very Victorian. I've always loved very glamorous antique pieces. These folding hand fans scream that to me. I have one that's very sparkly and colorful and I have one that's pink and feathery. The first one I described is very Victorian and the second is more modern and whimsical. Fans are so beautiful and unique. You don't see them very often anymore which makes them even more special.
  These swan napkin holders are also very Victorian. You usually would see these at a tea party or lunch but they're too pretty not to display. I love the gold accents and flowers they have on them. I have multiple swans, I've found them at antique stores/malls. Antique stores are amazing because you find so many unique items you wouldn't find anywhere else. It's so fun to have a look around and see what you can find.

  I hope this post gave you some ideas/inspiration on how to decorate your vanity, desk, etc. You could use these ideas anywhere in your home. I did a post like this last Spring you can read here if your interested.
Which idea was your favorite?

-Arianna

June 23, 2018

First Impressions on the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

  I recently made a purchase that I've dreamed about getting for what seems like forever now.  I finally got the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette. When I got this in the mail I was so excited to open it. I pulled out the adorable pink package with a bow that said Too Faced. This has to be by far the prettiest package I've ever seen. Too Faced has the best packaging on their products and I love how every detail is thought of such as the box you receive your products in.
  When I first opened the box I saw the pink little packaging confetti and underneath it was the palette and samples I ordered. The box the White Chocolate Chip palette comes in is just as adorable as the actual palette. When I opened it I immediately smelt the scent of white chocolate. I love how Too Faced always make their products smell like heaven. They smell almost good enough to eat!
  I absolutely love the packaging of this palette! I think it's the prettiest and most adorable palette I've ever seen from Too Faced. I love how it's white chocolate, inspired by the light, pastel shades. It's such a feminine and whimsical palette. This is literally me in an eyeshadow palette!
  The white Chocolate Chip palette is a bite-sized eyeshadow palette of 11 cocoa powder-infused, soft and sugary shades that's perfectly portable. It is $26 for this palette. The shades in this palette are what really made me fall in love with it. I love light colors, it's practically all I wear on my eyes. I see myself using every single shade in this palette including the black. I love how it includes one darker shade for people who want more of a dramatic night look. It consists of 4 matte shades and 7 shimmer/foils.

  Even though this is a small palette I still can fit my brush in the pan perfectly and the mirror is amazing to use. They're so far very long-lasting and pigmented on my eyelids. The shimmers/foils are super pigmented and sparkly. The mattes are also very soft and pigmented to apply in the crease for a transition color or wherever you please.
  This palette is suitable for all skin-tones in my opinion. It may show up a little better on medium to deep skin tones since the shades are very light. That doesn't mean they aren't pigmented on lighter skin tones like myself. Lighter skin tones can certainly use this palette. The lighter shades just blend in a little more to your skin tone but they still are noticeable. Too Faced also has a palette called the Chocolate Chip palette. It is a bite-sized eyeshadow palette of the Chocolate Bar shades transformed in all matte finishes. If you're more a fan of matte or darker shades you may prefer this to the White Chocolate Chip palette. This would be great for all skin tones to use.
  Those are my thoughts on the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette. I totally recommend it! It's the most beautiful palette I've ever used! I just adore it!

Have you tried this palette? Do you prefer lighter or darker shades of eyeshadow? What is your favorite Too Faced product?

-Arianna