Hi lovelies! Here’s a quick look at elf’s new $2 Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil!
The elf website says “This slim mechanical pencil shapes, defines, and fills in brows for a natural, polished look. The dual-sided design applies color with the fine tip liner on one side and tames and combs brows with the other to create natural and defined-looking eyebrows.”
We will see! I’ve been using it daily and I am still just ‘meh’ about it. I wish it had some sort of a sharpener, because now it’s more like an eyebrow crayon. I do love the spoolie and how it can feather out the product in your eyebrow.
The new elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner is a great little felt tip pen! It’s tip wasn’t as fine as I’d like it to be, and it wasn’t as black as I’d hoped for.
The elf site says:
This quick-dry formula instantly enhances the lash line with rich and long-lasting color. The felt tip pen allows you to create a sleek or bold line with complete precision. It glides on smoothly without smudging, feathering, or running!
While I agree that it dries quickly and definitely does not smudge, I don’t agree with the precision. (Which is what I look for most in an eyeliner)
You can see from the swatches here that you can really play around with the thickness of the line. What you can’t see is that when you are pressing just the tip, the tip bends and deposits product further down the tip. (I show you in the video.)
You get very pigmented swatches, but I don’t feel like it came across as black on my eyes. Not as black as say a gel eyeliner.
Let’s get real with each other for a moment today and talk about loving yourself. (And no, I’m not talking about anything dirty.)
I mean really getting to know and falling in love with yourself. When you have a strong foundation of love for yourself, it is so much easier to love other people- and have them love you back.
When treat yourself like someone you love instead of someone you hate, it radiates outwards. People can see it. And people who love you will love you even more for it.
OK, so now you know that I mix up my words and lose my train of thought easily- but guess what? I love that about myself! And when people tease me about it, I am okay with it because I love that about me. This applies to so much- when you love yourself, people can’t hurt you easily.
So what are my 14 Reasons I Love Myself?
I love my sense of humor
I love my smile.
I love that I can do anything I set my mind on.
I love that I am a fast reader.
I love that I am so curious about the world around me.
I love that I am accepting.
I love that I am very hopeful.
I love my creativity.
I love my will to ‘stick to my guns’.
I love my weirdly long fingers.
I love my curly hair.
I love my boobs.
I love that I can make mistakes, and be okay with them.
I love that I will always forgive myself.
I hope that you take the time to write yourself a list too! Keep it around whenever you’re feeling down on yourself, remind yourself why you’re in love with you!
Today I wanted to show you my new Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer!
Hi loves! I am so in love with my new lipstick holder! I’ve always assumed that these are super expensive, so never looked into buying one until now! I got so sick of having all of my lipstick loose in a drawer, or in little containers scattered around my vanity. Those adorable little metal containers from the Target Dollar Spot are SO cute and I probably have 10 different styles by now… But they aren’t perfect for lipsticks. (I love to use those for my makeup brushes though)
I was browsing on Amazon for desk organizers, and this popped up in the little related products thingy. It totally drew me in because it said it was only $3.81! Talk about cheap! I put the Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer in my cart and was checking out- and wouldn’t you know it? It shipped from Hong Kong. I was really disappointed and sure that the one from Amazon Prime was going to be $10+…
But it was only $5.43!
So I ordered it and here it is! I am in love!
Buy yourself a cheap acrylic lipstick organizer here!
I haven’t done favorites in so long, so thought I’d sit down and talk about some of my recent favorites! They don’t change all that much so I don’t film them monthly. If you want to see my long time favorites, head over to this playlist of my favorites.
Hot Cocoa- With marshmallows!
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Wet N Wild (NEW!) Eyeshadow Brush
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Single in Brulee
Bath & Body Works Paris Body Mist Acrylic 24 Lipsticks Organizer ($5 from amazon- NOT the $3 one from Hong Kong, unless you want to wait for shipping.)
Headbands from Dollar Tree
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 surprise! 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?
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!