BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Luminous Blush in Snapdragon


Sephora Says:: 

What it is:
A curated, colorful collection of six lustrous blushes to let cheeks glow with light.

What it does:
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Luminous Blush features multi-dimensional, versatile blushes to create a subtle, shimmering flush. Specially designed to flatter all skintones, this collection is inspired by the fan favorite Shimmering Skin Perfector—just the right balance of color and light. Wear them alone for subtle blushed luminosity, or as a blush topper layered on top of your favorite matte blush for an added pop of radiance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates


Lara Says:: Love, Love, Love this blush!  I want to get at least one more but I’m not sure which one.  The product is very pigmented, and gives off a lovely color and also slight shimmer/glow that doesn’t look like a disco ball.






$34.00 at Sephora 

$34.00 on the Becca Website 

Check out this review from Allure 

April 2016 Birchbox



Lets see what my Birchbox this month is holding… 



Marcelle 3-in1- Micellar Solution – Removes makeup, cleanses skin, and smoothes irritation with natural ingredients like aloe and cucumber.

^ I think I have a smaller size sample of this somewhere… will report back!


Full size $21.00

Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream – This high-tech, first-of-its-kind, collagen-producing cream visibly firms, lifts and plumps skin.

^ Interesting concept but with such a tiny sample I don’t think I’ll be able to report back any miraculous results.


Full size $60.00


Laura Geller New York Baked-Blush-n-Brighten – Baked from liquid pigments, this blush-highlighter combo delivers a natural-looking flush.

^ This was my sample choice as I’ve wanted to try these baked blushes from Laura Geller for awhile.  The shade I received is Tropic Hues.

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Full size $28.00


Parlor by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray – This innovative body-enhancing spray uses marshmallow root to give locks instant volume and lift.

^Always up for a good product to give volume and lift to my fine, flat hair.


Full size $24.00


Tocca Creama da Mano- Giulietta – Loaded with natural botanicals, this green apple and pink tulip lotion absorbs in a flash.

^ I like getting small hand creams to keep on my desk at work or throw in a bag.  Bonus this scent is lovely. 🙂


Full size $20.00


Jeff Parlor Spray $24.00 for 4.9 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $4.89

Tocca Hand Cream $10 for 2 oz; Sample size is 1 oz = $5.00


Ok so if you are not on board with Birchbox what are you waiting for?!  One of the reasons I keep coming back to Birchbox is their points system where you use your points to buy products in the Shop. You can get points a few different ways: One is by referring people (50 points),  buying products in the shop (1 point for every $1 spent), and by reviewing the products you received in your box (10 points for each review).  And… 100 points=$10.  So with a little math you can see that if you review all your products every month, you will get, on average, $5 in points a month.  I like to look at that as getting my box for half price!

Face of the Day Wednesday April 13



IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer $28.00 

Younique Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer in Scarlett  (under-eyes) $29.00 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair (under-eyes and blemishes ) $6.99 

BOOTS No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla $14.99 

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Classic Ivory $7.99

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder $35.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer $30.00

theBalm DownBoy blush $21.00 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon $34.00

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter $24.00 





LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Impress Me (all over lid as base) $10.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Cornelius (crease) $5.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer (crease) $30.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Sequin (focused on lid)  $5.00

PACIFICA Natural Eye Pencil in Fringe (lower lash line) $11.00

COVERGIRL LashBlast Plumpify Mascara in Very Black (first coat on lashes) $11.99

RIMMEL LONDON Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black  (second coat on lashes) $8.99 

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium $24.00 





BIODERMA Atoderm Lips $4.95

Starlooks Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil in Naked (I can’t find on their website 😦 but their other lip pencils are between $13 and $16 ) 

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Lip Creme Lipstick in Latte (limited edition) 



Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: theBalm DownBoy Blush

I’ve worn this blush almost everyday in some way for the past month.  Once I see a little glimmer of the bottom of a product I want to use it nonstop so I can get something new 🙂




You can find this product for $21 on theBalm website 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and BH Cosmetics- Part 2

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I was planning on just numbering the shades in the palette but I found the pictures below on BH Cosmetics Instagram and apparently the shadows have names although they aren’t on the packaging.

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I have Elizabeth Motts Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer all over my lid.  I then put Bone all over over my lid up into my crease. Then I used a mixture of Burnt Sienna and Chocolate Brown in the crease and really defused it with a fluffy crease brush.  Then I used Shell Beige on the outer and inner portions of my lid leaving the middle section of my eyelid clean.  Then I popped Yellow Gold on the middle of my eyelid. I chose Pale Ivory and Lilac Pink mixed as an inner corner highlight.  In the second pictures below I  used a mixture of Slate Gray and Shimmering Charcoal on my lower lash line and Avon SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua Pop on my lower lash line.

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On the rest of my face::

Primer: Dr. Brant Pores No More Primer

Foundation: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla 

UnderEye Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair 

Under Eye Setting Powder: e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Sheer 

Concealer for Extra Coverage: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light

Powder:  Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral

Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny

Blush: The Matte Darker Pink/Mauve Shade in the P & P & Zombies Palette  

Highlighter: The Highlighter in the P & P & Zombies Palette

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium

Masacara: theBalm Tall Dark and Handsome in Black 


I have the shades Jane and Mary on my lips. I’m working on a separate post with the Lip Glosses swatched!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and BH Cosmetics

I’m a die hard Jane Austen Fan. If it has her name on it I’m in.  Now I’m also a purest so don’t go around trying to make my beloved Jane Austen into something she is not.  All that to say, I”m also a weirdo and love the horror/thriller genre.  When I heard that Pride and Prejudice was going to be mixed with Zombies, I knew I had to see it.  It would either be an epic fail or something amazing.  And it was something amazing; now you totally have to suspend your belief but it was over all an enjoyable if not ridiculous movie made all the more wonderful by Matt Smith as Mr. Collins.  Seriously I laughed hysterically every time he was on screen.  Enough with my movie review; I bought the BH Cosmetics Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Eye shadow and Cheek Palette and also the Lip Gloss kit.

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I decided my eyes needed something a little more later in the day so I added an blue liner underneath my lower lash line and I love the way it looks!

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Easy go to Face for Waking up Late!!


This is my easy go to face when I just want something light and natural or I wake up late and need to head out the door