September Birchbox

Friday, October 7, 2016
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I tried out Birchbox back in 2011 and after a while I became bored with it because my focus at the time was primarily makeup. As the years have gone by and my sights have shifted slightly, I felt like this service would better suit my current needs since I'm more interested in higher end brands and finding skin care and hair care that I actually like instead of just use out of convenience. This box marked the 6 year anniversary of Birchbox and they teamed up with the new and über trendy brand Milk Makeup. Apparently people that were previously subscribes were able to choose which of the Milk Makeup mini sizes they could receive, which to me is pretty rad! Being able to choose what comes in your box is a nice little perk so you know you'll get at least one thing your little heart desires.

OCC Lip Tar Collection

Monday, September 19, 2016

Me and OCC Lip Tars, the "original liquid lipstick", go WAY back. I purchased my first two, Grandma and Hush, back in 2011 when they were in a squeeze tube with a slanted tip. It's been a while since I've actually bought any, but they still had fond memories for me. When I was at TMSLA I did hit up their booth and got some killer deals since they were transitioning from their slightly older squeeze tube packaging into something more lipgloss-esque.

What's The Difference Between NYX Butter Gloss and NYX Intense Butter Gloss?

Sunday, September 11, 2016
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Sunday Mimosa, Sugar Plum, Cherry Custard, Summer Fruit

NYX is one of those companies that always has something new coming out. I swear to god every time I take my weekly trip to ULTA there's another damn lip product from them and I honestly can't keep track. Back in the day, when the Butter Glosses came out, they were revolutionary! A pigmented gloss that felt good on the lips at an accessible drugstore price? Sign me up! Somewhere along the way, NYX introduced the Intense Butter Glosses. Personally, I don't see the need to mess with a good thing, but in this day and age if you're not constantly updating than you're outdated. So... what's the difference between these two items? Why did NYX choose to keep the old formula even though there's a new and (possibly) improved one? And which of the two do I prefer?

OFRA Havana Nights Liquid Lipstick Review + Swatch

Friday, September 2, 2016
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Time for another OFRA review. Let's get this over with. For those of you who that are new here; I've disliked 99% of the products I've tried from this company and I have tried a LOT. Pardon me if I'm not particularly enthusiastic.

Stilazzi Synthetic Brush S122 Review

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Stilazzi is a brand that I'd never heard of prior to The Makeup Show LA. Stilazzi is a brand aimed at the professional makeup artist whose inventory widely covers pro MUA tools and supplies, like this S122 Synthetic Brush. I'm a lover of synthetic brushes, but I tend to be pretty picky about the quality of them. Does this simple eyeshadow brush hit the mark, or does it fall flat?


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