Mermaid Eye with Makeup Geek Round Two

I did not start out the month intending to make July the month of Makekup Geek but it just kinda happened… ūüôā




Mica Beauty Eye Primer

Tarte Park Ave Princess Brozer (used in crease)

Makeup Geek Peacock (used in crease and as eyeliner on eyelid)

Makekup Geek Bitten (used in crease)

Makeup  Geek  Caitlin Rose (used on outer half of  eyelid and as lower lash liner)

Makeup Geek Houdini (used on inner half of eyelid)

Makeup Geek Grandstand  (focused on middle of eye lid and blended softly over eyelid)





Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten (mixed with Foundation)

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo

Tarte Park Ave Princess Brozer

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Magic Act (highlighter)

ColourPop Blush in Cruel Intentions 

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in  Palomino (limited edition color)



Look with Products from Stila in Kitten

All the way back in May I reviewed a set I found on Hautelook with products from Stila in the shade Kitten; Here is a look using those products. 




Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer – $22.00

NYX Green CC Cream in Light/Medium – $13.99

E.L.F. Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain – $6.00 mixed with Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory – $11.99

Garnier Skin BB Eye Miracle Perfector Eye Roller in Fair/Light – $5.95

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light – $6.99

E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer – $6.00

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo – $5.99

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny (Bronzer)

theBlam Frat Boy Blush – $21.00

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten – $20.00 (Highlighter)

Wunderbrow in Auburn– $22.00




Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow Primer – $26.00

LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in On Point – $10.00 (all over lid)

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny  (as crease shade)

Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten – $18.00 (all over lid)

Stila Smudge Stick in Gilded – $22.00 (on eyelid and also lover lash line)

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black – $7.97


Benefit Posie Balm– $18.00

Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten – $22.00


** My Brows look really dark…. I don’t think they are that bold in person lol **

Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: e.l.f. Contour Palette

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e.l.f. Says::

This beautiful contour palette holds 4 gorgeous shades to mix and match for a custom, defined look. The pigmented colors are designed for contouring, shading, sculpting, brightening and highlighting the eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline to slim and enhance features. Infused with Vitamin E to help nourish for gorgeous-looking skin.


Lara Says:: Well as you can see I really don’t like this product at all! ¬†This is my go to for travel as it has a bronzer (lightest brown shade), contour (deepest brown shade), under-eye setting powder (the yellow powder) ¬†and a highlight (white powder). ¬†This thing is $6 which comes out to $1.50 per pan, I mean you can’t beat that!!! ¬†I’ve already bought another one and it is waiting in the wings for me to use the rest of this baby up!


Buy on the e.l.f website for $6   OR check out your local Wal-Mart or Target

Stila Best of Kitten Makeup Set


A few months ago I found this best of kit on Hautelook and decided I needed it. ¬†Well not need you know but I thought I needed it for review purposes… ūüôā ¬†Kitten is a best selling eyeshadow and gloss for Stila and I thought I should let you know if its great or not!

This can still be found on amazon where it retails for $65.00 but I bought mine on Hautelook for $24.00.  Is this worth $65.00?  No.  Worth $24.00? YES !

What It Is::

Stila Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is an exquisite collection of makeup essentials which will ensure you look dazzling all year round.

Featuring a gorgeous all-over shimmer, eye shadow, eyeliner and ever popular Lip Glaze, Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is beautifully presented in a gold fringed cosmetics bag and comes with a free designer bangle to ensure you look glamorous from top to toe.


Collection Contains:

  • Eyeshadow In Compact in Kitten ¬†– An award-winning sparkling nude eye shadow with a pressed powder formula which offers long lasting wear and pigment rich colour. Easy to apply, this signature neutral hue has a silky smooth texture which glides over the eyelids effortlessly and can be worn wet or dry for a variety of different looks. Packaged in a sleek black compact, Eyeshadow In Compact is perfect for throwing into your handbag.
  • All Over Shimmer Luminizer in Kitten Shimmer ¬†– Adds a touch of universal nude shimmer to the face and body for a radiant glow. This creamy, skin-enhancing luminizer gives the skin a fresh, radiant glow; Soft Focus Pigments help diminish skin imperfections whilst minimising the appearance of fine lines and sun spots. Ideal for mixing with your favourite lotions or your Stila Foundation, All Over Shimmer Luminizer adds a touch of brightened radiance to the skin. Stila’s signature shimmer leaves the skin with a soft and subtle shimmer and instant luminosity.
  • Lip Glaze in Kitten ¬†– A non-sticky, deliciously scented lip gloss in an iconic shimmering nude. This high-shine lip gloss will get the lips the attention that they deserve! A cult favourite, Stila Lip Glaze has a flavour and scent. A makeup bag essential, Lip Glaze is long lasting, moisturising and never sticky. Packaged in Stila’s famous click pen, this signature gloss is ideal for throwing in your handbag and gives the lips a flush of sheer colour and high shine. Wear alone or layer over your favourite lipsticks for gorgeous lips every day.
  • Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Gilded 0.28g – A highly pigmented eye liner pencil in a metallic golden bronze. This smooth, waterproof eye liner glides onto the eye lids without skipping, dragging or pulling. Easy to apply, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner imparts intense, vibrant colour effortlessly for beautifully defined eyes. The innovative,flexible formula ensuresthat colour stays put all day and night without flaking, creasing or moving. Glide onto upper and lower lash lines or smudge into a shadow over the lid. Once set, the colour won’t budge.
  • BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet – An edgy gold toned bangle with pyramid detailing. Sure to add a touch of rock chick glamour to your party outfit, BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet is a limited edition design from cult US designer BaubleBar.
  • Gold Fringed Clutch – A stylish metallic clutch which will jazz up any little black dress. With a striking metallic fringe design and a secure zip fastening, this exclusive clutch bag is a must have for storing your Stila party essentials inside.



Left to Right– Kitten Eyeshadow, Kitten All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, Waterproof Smudge Stick in Gilded, Lip Glaze in Kitten

Let me know if you would like to see a look using these products!


^^^^HauteLook:: HauteLook is a Los Angeles-based online retailer, offering members limited-time sales on clothing, accessories, kids’ items, home decor, and beauty products. ^^^^

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector‚ĄĘ 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‚Äôs Shimmering Skin Perfector‚ĄĘ 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‚ÄĒjust 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.

PicMonkey Collage

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. ūüôā


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!

April 2016 Ipsy Bag



Its time for the familiar pink package!



tarte¬†LipSurgence‚ĄĘ¬†lip cr√®me in ‘Wonder’ ¬†Full size is $24.00 which is 0.01 oz of product. ¬†The sample size is 0.056 oz which means value is at $1.34!

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $1.34

Value of Ipsy Bag $1.34

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** Get 20% off the tarte website with the code IPSYAPR


Trust Fund Beauty That Glo Tho Face Highlighter this is a full size product worth $20 so that is double the value paid right there!

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $20.00

Value of Ispy Bag $21.34



Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522 this is a full size brush ( and ohh my gosh sooo soft!) the value is $24.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $24.00

Value of Ispy Bag $45.34


** Use code IPSYDREAM for 30% off 

pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask I love sheet masks and I got two! These retail on these are $8.00 each so that is $16.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $16.00

Value of Ispy Bag $61.34


** 30% off with the code IPSYLOTUS30


REN Skincare¬†Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream¬†The full size product is $45.00 for 1.7 oz. ¬†My sample size is 1.02 so I’m going to say this is worth 41.00

Price of Ipsy $10.00

Value of Sample $41.00

Value of Ispy Bag $102.34


** Use the code IPSY20 to save 20% off your online buy 


This is buy far the most value for money return on a bag. I’ve most excited for the sheet masks and the brush but overall I will get use out of everything that I got!

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