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 **

Mermaid Eye with Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows








NYX Green CC Cream in Light/Medium ‚Äď $13.99

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

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

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light ‚Äď $6.99

E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer ‚Äď $6.00

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo ‚Äď $5.99

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny (Bronzer)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush in Snapdragon – $34.00

benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium – $24.00



benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer – $26.00

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny  (crease)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Houdini – $10.00 (all over lid)

Makekup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Center Stage – $10.00 ( center of lid and lower lash line)

Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jungle Green – $3.99 (waterline and tightline)

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye  Mascara in Perry Blue Р$8.99





June 2016 Favorites

For some reason I’ve gotten away from doing monthly favorites and I want to get back!


Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart — $17.00


This is a red coral and it has been living in my purse for the past month.  It feels very soft and smooth and it wears really well!

PicMonkey Collage



Lush Tea Tree Water Toner– $22.95

This is a good to for summer and I forgot how much I loved it! ¬†I like to mist this on my face in the morning before I put on my makeup and sometimes throughout the day too. ¬†It is not a makeup extending or setting spray but ¬†I don’t find that it messes up my make up if I spray it on top.




Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm– $12.00

First off this smells amazing! It has a fresh citrus scent and is very thick in texture.  I had neglected to exfoliate my lips for a few weeks and my skin was more dry due to my acne medications and my lips were looking rough!  I used this at night and after 3 nights my lips were in great shape!




Makeup Geek Blush in Spell BoundР$10.00 

This is the old formula but I still love it! ¬†The color is a salmon pink and finish is matte. The pigmentation is great for these blushes and you can’t beat the price.


benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair– $26.00

I have almost hit pan on this jar!  I like the consistency of this concealer as it is thick (so it has good coverage) but it is also very creamy and easy to blend.  I do have to make sure I set it with a powder but it lasts all day and does a great job of covering up the darkness under and in the corner of my eyes.


Soap and Glory  The Scrub of Your LifeР$12.00 

This is a good scrub if you are looking for something that isn’t too harsh. ¬†The scent is light and a combination of floral and citrus. ¬†You can pick this up in the US at Ulta!

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Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume–$96.00¬†

I think I only wore this scent for a solid week in June.  It has a nice combination of floral and fruity that I love.  The notes are Red Berries, Dragonfruit, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Coconut Water, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Driftwood, Musk.  On me I feel like the musk, Jasmine and Vanilla really come through and it has a nice lingering scent.


BH Cosmetics Pride+Prejudice+Zombies Eye and Cheek Palette– $12.50

This has been my go to this past month. The variety of colors and finish is awesome and the staying power is pretty good as well. ¬†The formula can be a little powdery and some of the colors do take a bit to build up but you can’t be the price! I also really love the shimmer blush that is in the palette. ¬†It reminds me a bit of Orgasm by Nars… I’m now going to do a swatch test lol ūüôā



LOC One & Done Shadow Sticks in On Point and Day TripР$10.00 Each 

I like to use these shadow sticks as a base for other eye shadows.  I find that for me they are not enough on their own.  I do have oily eyelids so I find that all day wear with these will leave me with some creasing or they will just straight up disappear from my eyelid. But, they do make a great base and they work well with the BH Cosmetics palette as some of the shadows are not as pigmented and the base color really helps to bring out the best in the shadow stick and the powder eye shadow set the cream.  All in all its a win win!


June Birchbox 2016





LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Haute Cocoa — $10.00

From Birchbox brand LOC, this creaseless, waterproof shadow doubles as a long lasting liner




Nuxe Reve deMiel Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel– $19.00

This French multitasker dissolves dirt, oil and makeup while soothing and softening skin.



The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick Raisin the Roof–$14.95

This stick boasts a soft, sweet tint and moisturizes lips with good for you ingredients.



Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer — $21.00

Packed with antioxidants and humectants, this rich formula works as both a mask and a daily moisturizer.



Davines Authentic  Cleansing Nectar Hair/BodyР$28.50

This nourishing shampoo-meets-body -wash uses organic oils to cleanse and hydrate from head to toe.



Bonus Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm Face/Body/Hair– $26.50

We’ve added in this tree in one balm that conditions hair, nourishes skin and even removes makeup.


Ipsy May 2016





Its that time!  Time to pop open the pretty pink package and see what Ipsy has for me this month.



Love this bag! ¬†It is so cute ūüôā



Hanalei Lip Treatment $25.00 (full size product) 

Ipsy Says::

WHY WE ‚̧ THIS BRAND: Bringing you the benefits of Hawaii’s rare Kukui Nut, Hanalei creates one-of-a-kind products to heal and protect against dryness.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This rejuvenating Lip Treatment will make your chapped lips a thing of the past. Using Kukui Nut oil, antioxidants, agave and grapeseed oil, your lips will be smooth and moisturized in no time!

Lara Says::

This is a new brand to me and I’m guessing by the name based in Hawaii as I’m pretty sure hanalei means to make a lei. ¬†(Update:: I was right! ) This has a nice sweet scent and feels great on my lips!

** 30% off your online purchase with the code HANALEI30 **



NoTS 28 Remedy Acne Pore Deep Cleanser $32.00 (full size) 

WHY WE ‚̧ THIS BRAND: We all know that Korea has some of the best kept skincare secrets. And now NoTS is bringing some of them to you with their line of natural products straight from the skincare mother-land!

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Bubbles in this gentle cleanser burst to invigorate your skin, while cleaning out pores and hydrating skin. It works great on acne-prone skin and is gentle enough to use everyday.

Lara Says::

The main acne fighting ingredient in this cleanser is salicylic acid. ¬†Apparently this is Koran brand and¬†is available in North America via Amazon! ¬†I’m curious to see what else they offer…


Smashbox X- Rated Mascara $22.00 (Full Size) 

Ispy Says::

WHY WE ‚̧ THIS BRAND: Created by pros for pros! Their innovative products leave you looking and feeling flawless, whether you’re on-the-go or on set.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Smashbox is back at it again! This triple threat brush isolates and magnifies each lash, while applying its fiber-loaded formula. The result? Sky-high and defined lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: the formula is clump, flake and smudge-proof!

Lara Says::

I have not tried this mascara before and if I’m remembering correctly when this first came out I read mixed reviews. ¬†I will report back!

** 15% off your first online purchase on with the code IPSY15 **


Slmissglam Small Contour W07  Brush (unable to find this brush by itself on the site)

Ipsy Says::

WHY WE ‚̧ THIS BRAND: Makeup artist and beauty blogger turned makeup brush designer! SLMissGlam is our #WCW of makeup tools. She created a line of super cute brushes marked with her signature style.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This small rounded brush is the perfect size to bring anywhere and can be used in a million and one ways. Plus, it’s freakin’ ador2able!

Lara Says::

I love getting brushes from Ipsy because I’ve loved all of them! ¬†This one is soft and I can’t wait to use it. ¬†And I mean come on its pink and gold ūüôā

** Use the code SLIPSY25 to receive 25% off your online shopping excursion ** 



BellaPierre Cosmetics Nude Gel Lip Liner Pencil $18.00 

Ispy Says::

WHY WE ‚̧ THIS BRAND: Known for their mineral beauty products, Bell√°Pierre Cosmetics enhances natural beauty with pure mineral products.

WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Prep your lips for spring parties with this waterproof, smooth gel lip liner pencil. This creamy liner’s versatile shade can be worn with your fave lippies or by itself.

Lara Says::

I have gotten a lip liner from this brand before and I really liked it so I’m very happy with this!

** Save your wallet some money with the code IPSYMAY2016 **

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Face of the Day with Naked 3

While I was laying in bed last night I was thinking about how I was going to do my makeup the next day (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this…. ) and thought to myself “I haven’t used the Naked 3 in a long time I’ll use that! ” Well… I was really planning on doing something adventurous but I woke up late and while I did end up using the Naked 3 I did a simple look.




Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel (as my Primer!) $6.00

MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer $8.99

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Concealer in Fair $6.99

TARTE Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral $36.00

IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder $24.00