Products I’ve Hit Pan On: ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed


Another ColourPop product I’ve hit pan on!  This is a beautiful color and I love the formula of the brands blushes.



I loved it so much I have rubbed off the logo on the lid!  I like to apply this blush with a stippling brush.  Either the one from e.l.f  or the Sigma F50 Duo Fiber Stippling Brush.  Really I reach for whichever one is the cleanest….




I know its a little teeny tiny sliver of the bottom of the container but I’m so proud that I was able to get through!


As you can see the color is beautiful Coral Pink that is matte.  This was a part of the 90’s collection that came out last summer and as the writing of this blog post is still up for purchase on the ColourPop website.  Check out the website to see pictures of this blush on different skin tones.  I love that ColourPop does that as its nice to see a variety of skin tones represented.


You Can Buy On The ColourPop Website Here ——> ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed–$8.00 

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 🙂



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 🙂

** 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, BelláPierre 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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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… 🙂  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!


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Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: Maybelline Oil Control Translucent Pressed Powder

I picked this up when Ulta was having a buy one get one 50% off on Maybelline products a few months ago.  If you are a regular reader you know that my skin is super oily and nothing I’ve tried so far keeps my oil at bay for a significant period of time. This has oil control in the name so I thought why not!

PicMonkey Collage


My biggest problem with this is that it looks very powdery.  Funny I know its a powder… but even with a light hand this makes me look like I’m flat, matte and wearing powder which is not a look I’m going for. If you have dry skin this will be a not go as I can imagine it would cling like crazy to any dry areas.  I still use it, just not on its own.  I will use this up but I won’t repurchase it in the future.

MAYBELLINE Oil Control Translucent Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo — $5.99 

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


Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencils



Makeup Geek recently launched eyeliners!  I love the Makeup Geek eye shadows and pigments so I am excited to give this new product a try.  I just got theses so I haven’t used them yet but I wanted to share the four that I picked up and I will report back with a full review soon! They retail for $9.00 on the Makeup Geek Website.









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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. 🙂


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!