Tiny Sample Sephora Haul!

Sephora Sample Haul

My Mom gave me a $25 Sephora gift card for my birthday this August, and I was waiting until Black Friday to use it so I could maximize my purchases… but then I lost it for a while. I discovered it again when I was cleaning a couple weeks ago, so off I went to Sephora.com to see what I wanted.

It’s always hard to choose what to get from Sephora even when money isn’t an issue. I challenged myself to stay as close as I could to $25 and see how much I could get.

At first, I was determined to get as many lipsticks as I could. I picked out a double ended Bite Beauty lipstick, and a Sephora Matte lipgloss thing. That was it. I was already over $25.

Then I thought maybe I would get a new/second BeautyBlender because I love them so much. Boom. $25 reached.

Then I looked under their Travel section where everything was a smaller size, and therefore a smaller pricetag. Perfect. I was able to try out 5 moisturizers I’ve been eyeing, and a quick Google search showed that there was a free sample bag for purchases over $25.

When I got to checkout, there was another sSephora Sample Haul Bagurprise! 100 points! So I looked through their 100 Point Perks, and picked out the LipSurgence Skintuitive lip gloss.

Wa lah! And just like that, a tiny Sephora haul was born!

What are your favorite cheap thrills from Sephora?

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Empties Number Four

These are seriously some of my all time favorite videos to watch. The idea is that if you used the entire product up then you have a pretty damn good idea on if you liked it, hated it, if you can’t live without it, or if it was really nothing special.

So often I see people review products after using them just once or twice (which I’m guilty of, I know) and I feel like you can’t really get a good idea of what a product is like until you’ve been using it for a while. Unless it’s nail polish, then you know right away lol.

My boyfriend gets really confused when I ask him to not throw away things because I am saving them for a video. I get it, it’s weird to hoard your trash. BUT! It is so satisfying to throw it all away in one big toss at the end!

If you have filmed an empties video recently, I’d love for you to leave a link in the comments below!

Links: Dollar Shave Club Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iet1hSH7xM0

Dollar Shave Club Link: http://shaved.by/bJ988

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GRWM & The Onesie Life Update!

GRWM and The Onesie Life Update

Hello beauties!

First, let me just start by saying I wouldn’t wish this rash on my worst enemy. Every time I put on clothes it comes back and stays for weeks/months. I wore a bra and jeans to my school orientation and to two doctors appointments- a total of maybe 8 hours spread out over three days- and BAMM: Rash.

I had been 100% rash free for the first time in years for FOUR DAYS two weeks ago, and it was heaven. But then it came back, with a friggin’ vengeance! I went back to the dermatologist and we tried an anti-yeast pill and creme, but those didn’t do anything but make it worse.

I went back in on Wednesday the 21st. He was out of appointments, but I needed to see him so he let me wait around until he could squeeze me in- almost two hours of waiting. He decided to do something totally wonky and decided to freeze each little sore in the rash.

Did you hear me? He took liquid nitrogen and froze each. individual. sore. That’s like 200 little scaby-sores that he froze off.

It seems to have gotten a little better (it’s Friday now) but I don’t have my hopes up…

If you’ve ever dealt with something like this, I could really use some advice and some cheering up!

Onto the GRWM!

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How to Organize Your Purse


In my last video, I showed you what was in my purse when it was a big ‘ol mess. In this video, I’ll show you how I can manage to keep my purse organized- mini purses inside my big purse! It’s the only system that I’ve ever been able to keep up with, and I can change up what is in the little bags easily and quickly.

I’ve tried all sorts of strange organizational hacks to organize my purse: small purses, big purses, zip-loc bags, no purse, only a wallet, limiting the number of things in my purse to 7 (this one is impossible if you carry multiple lipsticks!), little purse inserts… You name it, I’ve tried it.

It started with the addition of one of my first ipsy bags, and then another and then I took a trip to Target and bought a bunch. I still have yet to find the perfect assortment of little purses, but I think I am getting there. Once you start organizing your purse like this, you’ll see why it is so easy to maintain.

Makeup goes in the makeup bag.

Aspirin goes back into the first aid bag.

Pens, gum, and keys are about the only thing left loose in your purse!

So without further ado- How To Organize Your Purse!

I looked up some cute little purses from Amazon in case you want to start using this method! (Affiliate, disable adblocker to see) Or you can go to Target. Or the Dollar Tree. Or Marshall’s. Or Micheal’s. You know, wherever floats your boat!

Also, in case you missed what was in my purse before I started organizing it- What’s In My Purse?

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What’s In My Purse?

whats in my purse via lipstickdupe

If you’re like me, then the one question plagues you while you are out and about is what is in her purse? Large purses, small purses, tiny cell phone wallets… Even fanny packs interest me.

I used to go through my sisters purse all the time because she kept such interesting things in there. Both because she is 4 years older than me and so is always a few steps ahead of me in life, but mainly because she keeps some weird ass shit in there.

For example, I have found, on one occasion or another:

  • Taser
  • 5 lighters just in case someone steals 4 of them
  • An assortment of pens (like, all sorts, including one that shocked you)
  • Sea shells, crab claw, and/or sea anemones
  • A ceramic worm
  • Easter eggs
  • Spare keys to her old house
  • Temporary Tattoos of dragons, mermaids, etc
  • Jewelry she bought and then forgot about in there
  • Enough spare change in the bottom to actually use as a weapon in case she can’t get her taser out fast enough and needs to hit someone with it

 Do you see what I mean? Purses contain the most random things. You just have to look.

As far as things that my sister has taught me to keep in my purse that aren’t weird and are in fact genius:

  • Hand Cream
  • Notebooks
  • Sharpie
  • Extra hair ties, nail files, and nail clippers.
  • Tiny umbrella during winter
  • Swiss Army Pocket Knife with 32 tools (<—affiliate)
  • Candy/Snacks

This last one is VERY IMPORTANT. You must keep something tasty in your purse at all times. When hunger strikes, you’ll be prepared. Or PMS. Or low blood sugar. Or boredom.

What’s the weirdest or smartest thing you carry in your purse? Leave a comment below!

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New Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks | Review & Demo

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick

NEW! Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks!

I saw these on Instagram a few days ago, so naturally I grabbed my purse and keys and ran to Walgreens to buy them. I always go to Walgreens when there are new products out, because they have dedicated beauty employees whose job it is to get them out on the floor asap. I worked at Rite Aid in high school and was their ‘beauty department manager,’ but I rarely had dedicated time to work on getting new displays out.

I found the display (and also the new Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvets!) but it was already pretty picked over. The display only had 2 of each color, and there were only a few colors left. I grabbed 08 Matte It Girl, and 12 Matte Style. Matte It Girl is a really pretty purplish pink, and Matte Style is a stunning blue based red.

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick 08 Matte It Girl Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick Swatches Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick 12 Matte Style(Top: 08 Matte It Girl, Middle: Swatches, Bottom: 12 Matte Style)

I give these new Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks a solid B+. They dried out my lips a lot (think cracking and peeling) but other YouTubers have said they find them nice and not drying at all. (See what HollieEatsLipstick has to say about them) The pigmentation is amazing and they go on so smoothly! If you reapply after a few hours, the first layer doesn’t ball up or anything on you.

I still like my Wet n Wild MegaLast matte lipsticks better, but those are really hard to beat mainly because they are dupes for so many popular MAC shades. They stay all day and you can vary how you wear them- stain, full color, or glossy with lipgloss over them.  See my post on Wet N Wild Dupes here.

Have you tried the new Jordana Modern Matte lipstick yet? Did you like them? What colors did you grab?

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Collective Haul | Marshalls, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, & Target

Collective Haul | Marshalls, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, & Target

I’ve done some random shopping while also looking for jobs, and wanted to show you what I grabbed!

I am SO EXCITED for The Body Shop set and body butters! What. A. Deal! Thank you Marshalls for existing. Now I can smell delicious.


Would you be interested in seeing a Planner video?

I’m super bummed right now because the two classes I had signed up for have been cancelled. I’m trying to see if I can squeeze into any others, but don’t know yet. 🙁 So bummed!

Walmart Beauty Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7C65yk24cY
Wet N Wild 2015 New Packaging & Formula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xioPR5ICij8
GRWM- My Everyday Makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYcL6fJ3scU
2014 Beauty Favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBWWeyQ9Neg
#FrostyVoxBox Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnbHl0_Qv8

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Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2014

Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2014

I got this on Christmas Eve, but only got around to filming the unboxing recently because, you know, Christmas.

Walmart launched their sample boxes earlier this year, and they are FREE! You just pay $5 for shipping! I was really excited when I saw it, and signed up, and figured you might want to sign up too, so here is a link to the walmart beauty box sign up form. (I’m not affiliated with Walmart- it’s just a link to save you from Googling it!)

So far there has been a full sized lip product and a shampoo/conditioner sample in each box, as well as a host of other things.

Here’s a mini version of the video, or there’s a full video further down!

Got my Winter Walmart sample beauty box!! @walmart #beautybox #winter #winterwalmart #walmartbeautybox

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Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2014

I loved the shampoo and conditioner, the Dove Oxygen ones, in the last Walmart Beauty Box much more than the ones in this box by L’Oreal. I’m really, really excited to finally try the Jergens BB Body lotion, and equally excited about the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder. I’m a little upset that the coupon for it already expired tho- they only gave you one week to use it and it was Christmas!

What subscription boxes do you get? Which one is your favorite?


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Wet n Wild New Packaging & Formula 2015

Wet N Wild New Formula and Packaging

Wet N Wild New 2015

Wet N Wild just launched a newly reformulated and newly packages version of most of their 99 cent products! They are supposed to launch in FEBRUARY, but I found them at my local Walgreen’s already! (So you might not be able to find them yet!) It’s a weird floor stand in the middle of the beauty department, but I’ve also seen photos on Instagram of it being a small display with just the eyeliners and nail polishes.

From what I remember in the display, they redid their 99 cent eyeliners, the nail polishes, and then lipsticks. NouveauCheap has a post with what shades are new and what shades of the old line that are being discontinued.  They are also adding some items or reformulating some from the Fergie line, but none of that stuff has really ever caught my eye.

The new formulation of the lipstick is AMAZING! It’s probably the best reformulation I’ve seen from Wet n Wild, ever. They go on much smoother and with much more color payoff, and so far have worn pretty well. I can’t compare them to the matte ones, because those are so different they are in a whole different world. But I can say that they stay much longer than the old formula, and might have just overtaken the elf Mineral Lipsticks as my favorite drugstore creamsheen.

I’ve done my nails a few times with the new formula for the nail polish, and I’ve got to say I’m not as impressed. They are now SUPER thick. I am going to go back and pick up a few more to see if it’s just the bottle I have or not, but it’s hard to apply and takes forever to dry because of how thick and goopy it is. They color payoff is amazing, and I honestly probably could have gotten away with just one coat. (Which would dramatically decrease the amount of time I have to sit here watching House on Netflix waiting for my nails to dry.) The shade I have is 487E Grape Minds Think Alike and it’s a really pretty berry-purple. The matte top coat isn’t the MOST amazing matte out there, but it certainly beats all the ones I’ve tried from the drugstore so far!


Have you picked anything up from Wet N Wild New 2015’s line? How do you like the lipsticks now?



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GRWM: My Everyday Makeup

How is the new year going for you? One of my resolutions for this year is no matter how tired I am, how sick I feel, or how busy I am I will get up and make myself presentable everyday. I spent most of last year in a onesie because of a mystery rash, and I want to really make an effort to make myself feel pretty everyday. (We’re still trying to figure out what it is, but at least it’s not so bad now!) I’ve been getting up at about 7 am everyday and doing this makeup look!

This has been my easy, no fuss, everyday makeup routine! I hope you enjoy! This is my first GRWM, so please leave me some feedback!

What’s on my face?

CoverGirl Tru-Blend Foundation
elf HD Lifting Concealer- Brightening/Yellow
NUXE Reve De Miel
elf Studio Brow Kit- Light
Rimmel StayMatte Powder- 004 Sandstorm
elf Studio Pink- Tickled Pink
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer- Sunny
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil- Continuous Almond
Urban Decay Naked Basics
Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Kajal in Black
elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen- Black
NYC Liquid Liner- Black
CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara
elf Mineral Lipstick in Rich Raspberry (Dupe for MAC Craving)
NYC Retro Red

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