New Series— Products I’ve Hit Pan On

Over the next month or so you can expect to see blog posts in my new series “Products I’ve Hit Pan On”.  I’ve somehow managed to use up or nearly use up a number of products around the same time and thought that this would be a good way to share them with you.  Because if I used it up, it is probably something I really like and you should know about it! 

Mask Monday:: Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask


Ahhh, what this you’re sharing with us today Lara, a brownie recipe? Smell like a brownie? Yes.  Look like brownie batter? Yes.  Taste good?  Um No!


This is is a Fresh Face Mask from Lush called ‘Cupcake’.  If you are not familiar with the fresh face mask line from Lush, they are facial masks made from fresh, perishable ingredients that you can only buy in a Lush store.  This is what Lush has to say about this mask…

Cupcake is our one Fresh Face Mask that was created for a bit of fun. At the time, our inventor’s daughter was a young girl having slumber parties with her girlfriends every weekend, so he whipped up a chocolate mint mask for young, oily skin (officially solidifying him as the coolest dad ever). If you suffer from oily or spotty skin, slather it in this cocoa concoction. With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse- Cupcake is a sweet savior for young faces. Smothering yourself in chocolate for clearer skin? Every teenage girl’s dream…


While I am many years removed from being a teenager, my skin hasn’t seemed to realize that yet.  I still suffer from extremely oily acne prone skin, so this mask is a favorite.  It smells yummy and after rinsed off my skin feels clarified and fresh.

Products Mentioned :

Lush Fresh Face Mask “Cupcake” $6.95

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude


Hautelook is a wonderfully dangerous place to shop.  If you don’t already know HauteLook is a Los Angeles-based online retailer, which offers members limited-time sales on clothing, accessories, kids’ items, home decor, and beauty products. It is totally free to sign up and I have found some really awesome deals on the site.  On one of my last shopping sprees I picked up this palette from  theBalm and thought I would share it with you all.  I have been looking for an all matte palette because a lot of palettes don’t have great mattes for transition and crease colors.  And surprisingly I’ve been enjoying an all matte eye as well (which is surprising to me because I love me some glitter!)


“You’ve met Matt(e), now it’s time to Meet Matt(e) Nude…nude eyeshadows that is. Because size matt(e)rs, there are nine larger Matt(e)s showing their true colors in nude hues. As a matt(e)r of fact, this palette is versatile enough to wear day and night, as liners and as all-over colors…the whole 9 yards! With so many guys to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect shade, no matt(e)r what!”

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The colors in this palette are creamy and blend amazingly.  I am really enjoying this palette more then I thought I would and at the steal I bought it for ($21.00) I love it even more!

Products Mentioned–

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette:: $42.00  

Giveaway Coming Soon….




My sister Anna and I were talking today about a giveaway and we have something really awesome planned for the month of December!  I can’t wait to share it with you, stay tuned to the blog, Twitter and Facebook you’ll get the scoop in the next few weeks…. I’m so excited!! 

October 2014 Favorites


ColourPop Eyeshadow in Sequin  $5.00

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This shadow came in the ‘Queen for a Day’ Set that I reviewed but you can also purchase it separately.  I like all the colors in the set but if I could only have one it would be Sequin, it is just gorgeous!!




Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Valentine $20.00



I received a sample size of this lip stain when I purchased a Cynthia Rowley Palette and I also received one in a box a few months ago.  I pulled it out at the beginning of the month and I haven’t stopped using it!  The color is the perfect pink that I feel is appropriate for both summer and fall.



Makeup Geek Brush – Foundation Stippling Brush  $17.99



If you have been a reader of this blog for long you know how much I love Makeup Geek products!  And this brush is no exception, it is soo soo soft and it makes whatever I’m using blend amazingly.  I have used it for both liquid, cream and powder foundations and it works so well.  Love it!

Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation $36.00 



Since my collection of make up is quite large, I sometimes forget I have products….  Oh the trials of my life… While cleaning out I came across this foundation and wondered why I quit using it.  I like to use it as a powder on top of a medium coverage liquid or creme foundation and it looks so good!  I am in the color Fair-Light Neutral.


L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup $10.95



I’ve heard about this foundation for awhile and while perusing the beauty aisles of Walmart I decided to give this a try.  And what do you know, it is probably one of my favorite foundations from the drug store.  It is a light-medium coverage and comes in so many shades that everyone from the lightest to the darkest skintone should be able to find their perfect match!  I am in N2 Classic Ivory.

Ipsy October 2014


Its Ipsy time!  If you want keep reading to see what this awesome package of pink had for me.



Figs & Rouge Hand Cream  Full Size: $6.56


Figs & Rouge Shea Butter Enriched Limited Edition Hand Creams are deliciously fragrant & indulgent. These delectable creams soften, nourish & thoroughly pamper hands throughout the day, quickly absorbing to provide super-soft skin. Apply Figs & Rouge Hand Cream onto your hands and massage into skin throughout the day as needed.

15% percent off your purchase with the code Ipsy


H2O+ Face Oasis™ Hydrating Treatment Full Size $36.00


This oil-free moisture gel delivers deep hydration while minimizing the appearance of fine lines with phospholipids, multivitamin complex and moisturizing marine botanicals.

Key Benefits:
• Hydrating marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fill surface lines with a surge of moisture
• Multivitamins A and E help skin resist daily damage from environmental stress
• Phospholipid microspheres deliver time-released hydration to keep skin looking revitalized all day

25% off with code Ipsy14


NYC New York Color Big Bold Curl Mascara  Full Size $4.99


Get gorgeous, glam eyes like never before with NYC New York Color’s Big Bold Curl Mascara, designed with our oversized brush to provide 12X more volume and 99% more curl in one just one swipe. The Lash Expand technology delivers quick dry volume to keep lashes flexible and comfortable for all day wear. Kiss those clumps goodbye, it’s just exponential curl as far as the eye can see.


Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths  Full Size $15.00


When you’re too tired to deal with the whole cleanser and wash cloth routine, these on-the-go foaming cloths are the ultimate skin savior. Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts, they sweep away makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities while refreshing and soothing stressed skin. Best of all, there’s no water required. It has a clean scent, never tacky. Great for travel or every day!

50% of one item and 20% off all additional Products with code IPSYGCC

Starlooks Lip Gloss in Guilty Pleasure Full Size $12.00

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Starlooks Lip Glosses are created with a truly moisturizing, luxury, non-sticky formula. This neutral-rose, yet glamorous shade provides the perfect glisten for any lip look and complements any skin tone! Can be worn alone or in combination with other Starlooks lip products for a truly customizable finish.

20% off with code Ipsy


Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 

Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2014



Want a subscription box but paying $10+ dollars on products that you wouldn’t buy anyway not really your thing?  Then guess what, The Walmart Beauty Box may be for you!!  The box comes out with every season (4 times a year) and costs just $5.00 per box!   I was luck enough to nab the Fall box (which is now sold out :( ) But you can get on the list for the Winter Box that ships at the end of November!!   In this box I received 9 products and 3 of them were full size items that in total were worth $18.00.  So this box tripled in value with just 3 items!!



Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Shampoo  (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00

Dove Advanced Hair Series  Oxygen Moisture for Fine, Flat Hair Conditioner (Travel Size in box) Full Size $5.00 

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (Travel Size in Box) Full Size $12.00

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher (Foil Packet in Box) Full Size $18.00

Secret Clinical Strength Completely Clean Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant Full Size $8.00 

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfun Spray (Sample Size in box) Full Size $30.00

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glossy Days Glosstinis Nail Gloss in LaserLight  Full Size $3.00

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Lip Balm  in Pink Me Up Full Size $7.00 

Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup Sample Card (Coupon for $2.00 off) Full Size $14.00