Thursday, May 31, 2012


Skincare on a budget! 
All products are under $10.00
Drugstore Skincare products for combination and acne prone skin

Hey everyone! Heres a picture of the skincare products that I have been using for my combination skin.  

The face washes I use are target brand oil free acne wash and cetaphil daily cleanser. If I happen to break out, I'll use the acne wash, otherwise it's the cetaphil. Also, I use an apricot scrub about 3 times a week. This helps get rid of any black heads, blemishes, and dead flaky skin. If I am breaking out, I will use AcneFree Terminator. This product has a lotion consistency and isn't too harsh. Finally, I have been using two moisturizers. Garnier Moisture Rescue and a dual treatment moisturizer for when I am having break outs. I think these drugstore brand products are really nice and help make my skin clear and moisturized!

Have you ever tried any of these? 
Want a full review of something? Comment below! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara

This mascara is formulated with a gel-mousse to give a light-as-air texture for soft, supple lashes.  With 40% less hard waxes than traditional mascaras, this one promises huge volume with no flaking. I personally do like this mascara.

As you can see from the pictures the wand is a bit different than normal mascaras. Their is a little section of the wand that allows the brush to bend easy. It allows you to contort the brush a little. It may have a little bit of getting used to this feature.

Now for the formula, it is really thin. However, I did not experience any clumping or fallout. It has a very volumizing and lengthening effect. I like how my lashes aren't crunchy and hard after using this. Which also makes it easy to remove this.

In these pictures I have absolutely no make up on besides the mascara. I only used one coat and you can already see how long my lashes appear to be.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Just received my VoxBox today and I am so excited!
Check out influenster today! 
I received each product complimentary from influenster. 

Products received: 
Sheer Cover Duo Concealer
AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
ChapStick Lip SHIELD
Sally  Hansen Salon Effects
Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist
Dr. Scholl's for her Ball of Foot Cushions

First thoughts about the box: I am really happy with everything that I received. I cannot wait to test everything out! I have never tried any of these products except the SOYJOY bar so I am very anxious. Have you tried any of these products?
Does anyone else get influenster beauty voxbox's?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Göt2b Favorites

Crazy Sleek Hot Smooth Flat Iron & Blow Dry Lotion
POWDER'ful Volumizing Styling Powder

I recently bought both of these products because at work they were BOGO so i thought what the heck ill try them out. 
First I will review Powder'ful. I absolutely love this product and I will be purchasing it again. It takes 10 seconds to realize how awesome this is and at a cheap price. The application is super easy and works on all hair types. The product is in something that resembles salt and pepper shakers so just shake a bit into your hands or roots and rub it in until it disappears. The only downfall is that it leaves a different texture on your roots at first but nothing that is stiff, annoying or unbearable. I like how this product is cheap and you can get it pretty much anywhere. I am wearing just a small amount of this as my product for volume in my swap video if you want to see the results.

I am really happy that I chose to buy the crazy sleek. This product works really well and especially at such a cheap price. First of all I love how this stuff isn't sticky or heavy because Ive had that happen to me before. However, there is a bit of a smell with this but nothing too overwhelming, or at least in my opinion. The formula for this is a little thick because it is somewhat a gel like substance so it sprays in a stream more so than a mist. This lotion also works well  for thick course hair when it comes to helping it straighten. This product is very smoothing and contains proteins and keratin which is a plus for me. I believe this product does exactly what it claims to do; smooth, protect, moisturize.

I would recommend both products!

What are your thoughts? Have any other questions?
I love reading your comments :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog Hop!

Trying out my first blog hop created by Rachael at island girl insights! Make sure you click the heart below and check it out! Blogger or not, it's still a great way to find out about other blogs. Thanks!

Island Girl Insights

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mini Drugstore Haul

Today's purchases at work (Walgreens)....
I have never tried any of these products except the shampoo but they were on sale so I decided to purchase them. Have you tried them?

Maybelline Baby Lips
John Frieda Full Repair Full Body shampoo
John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Sheer Mist
göt2b volumizing powder
göt2b crazy sleek flat iron and blow dry lotion

*Comment below if you want a review on anything*

Beauty in Ireland

Beauty in Ireland

I enjoy learning about different cultures all over the world just as much as I love learning about makeup. Therefore, I decided to combine the two a bit. I emailed Rachel (check out her blog and follow!) from Ireland asking her some questions about cosmetics in Ireland. I think this is a neat little post, how about you? Comment your thoughts below or if you want to represent the next country! 

Where can you buy high end makeup? Sephora, Ulta, Department stores?
As you may already know Sephora and Ulta are Amercian stores so they not here in Ireland. When Irish Beauty lovers want to purchase high products we have different options. Many high end brands are available in department stores, retail stores and independent pharmacies. Dublin is the capital of Ireland, this huge city is home to some most beauty department stores such as Brown Thomas, House of Fraser and Harvey Cichols which stock some of the highest of high end brands. Many high end brands are only available in the larger towns and citys. For instance the nearest MAC counter to me is situated 2 hours away! :-(

What are the top 5 low end makeup brands?
There are many low end makeup brands available in Ireland. 
Natural collection, Catrice, MUA, Essence and NYC.

What is the top beauty magazine(s)?
There are three main Irish beauty Magazines that I know of , 'Irish Tatler' (my fav) 'Stellar' and 'Social and Personal'. All the British magazines are also available in Ireland such Cosmopolitan and Vogue.

Are there any beauty products you can't get in Ireland you wish you could?
Cover Girl but we do have there sister company Max Factor here. No Sephora. :-(

Have you noticed by looking at other blogs or what not that some cosmetic brands don't sell the same items in Ireland as they do in the US or other countries?
Yes I have noticed that American Lancome products are very different to Irish or European products.

Are the beauty trends the same as in the US?
I am pretty sure, that the current 2012 beauty trends such as bold coral colours and full browns are pretty similar in both countries.

Is tanning popular?
As you can probably image false tanning is very popular here in Ireland as we get no sunshine :-( 

Are acrylic nails popular?
In my opinion Acrylic nails are not very popular in Ireland. there maybe slight more common in the larger cities to not to a huge extent.

Thanks again to Rachel for letting me interview her! 
Don't forget to check out her blog! :)
*Please comment below if you want to be the next country!*

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Pond's Make up Remover Wipes

I thoroughly enjoy these make up remover wipes. They take off all my make up even water proof without being harsh. Not too mention, the wipes weren't harsh on my eye lashes which I've had happen to me before. I also love the texture of the wipes. The wipes are moistened and not dried out which I've had happen to me before with other brands. I like how these wipes did not leave my face looking and feeling greasy afterwards. Also, the wipes did not affect my contacts or burn my eyes whatsoever. *Safe for sensitive skin! Although, these wipes do not take the place of a cleanser (strictly for removing make up). The smell is fresh and not too heavy. 

I'd say job well done :)
The picture above also shows the texture.


Look of the Day #2
what do you think? 
I love to read your comments! :)

sorry the photos are not crystal clear
I used blues and black

Thursday, May 3, 2012

TAG: Get to Know Me


Kelsey from Beauty without limits tagged me! 
Check out Her lovely blog! :)
Thanks for the Tag! :)

1. What is your favorite beauty product that you have?

Make up forever HD foundation!!

2. What was the hardest product to get your hands on?

A good set of brushes

3. What are your favorite clothing brands?

Express, Buckle and forever 21!

4. What is the one product that you won't go out without?

Eye make up!

5. Are you a nail polish junkie and what is your favorite shade right now?
No I am not because I wear acrylics on my fingernails. Lately I have been loving neutrals though which is very unusual.

6. What best describes your makeup looks most?
Smokey and dark

7. What's your best beauty tip that worked for you?
 Ahh theirs too many!

8. Are you a drugstore or high-end person?
I prefer makeup from sephora but I'm always up for good drug store finds!

9. What is the one drugstore product that you think tops high end?
"Revlon lip butters-really pigmented, moisturizing, and affordable. Better than most high end lipsticks!" definitely agreeing with Kelsey!

10. What's your favorite food?

Sweet potato fries.....for now ;)

11. What's your favorite hairstyle right now?

I love big sexy loose curls but I always wear my hair straight

TAG you're it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Look of the Day #1

Look of the Day

What do you think??

Dior Lip Glow

Dior Lip Glow

"A made-to-measure lip balm that beautifies and durably enhances the lips’ natural color. A customized color result : thanks to its Color Reviver technology, Dior Addict Lip Glow reacts directly with the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips before releasing its color ingredient. Lips seem revived from within, amazingly fresh, full and radiant. In addition, its formula enriched with wild mango and luffa cylindrica continuously protects and moisturizes. A universal balm for all lips." -DIor website
I absolutely love this stuff! I wear underneath practically everything. 

As you can see it has practically zero color but when its applied to the lips it enhances the color and provides shine. Its also really smooth, has great packaging and isn't sticky. Also, application is really easy and the product is long lasting. If you are looking for a lip balm I definitely recommend this one! It is a little pricey  ($30.00) but I think its worth it. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Favorites!

thanks for watching.
my hair is pulled up and I'm in work clothes because i just came from work!
sorry  for the lighting its because of the window