Summer 2017 Beautycon Box

Since I subscribed to Beautycon, I've been looking forward to a box full of goodies at the turn of each season. Beautycon is a quarterly beauty box that gives you at least 10 full-sized products such as makeup, skincare, hair care, and beauty tools.

Testing the Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks

I love liquid lipsticks but my dry lips don't. Thankfully, Smashbox released a new line of liquid lipsticks that are comfortable to wear!

My Summer 2017 Bucket List

Happy Summer Solstice, I say after I whine about how hot it is every summer in my crabby tone of voice.

Thank you ColourPop for this beautiful haul.

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Every beauty blogger and their mother knows about ColourPop, and now I'm hearing more and more about them now that they ship internationally. I have a love-hate relationship with their Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks: although they have beautiful shades, they are the most drying lipsticks I have ever tried (along with the Tarte quick dry matte lip paints and the CT Matte Revolution lipsticks). However, I saw that they had a sale going on and I wanted to take advantage of getting some of the products before they discontinued: let's just say I was not disappointed!

Essentials for a Sweet Beauty Sleep*

I admit that I am horrible about getting a good night's rest. Old habits die hard, and I can recall endless nights of sleeping until past midnight to play video games when I was 8 (and waiting for my dad to come home from work to play with me). Fast forward a few years later turned into staying up late to chat with friends on AIM or the phone (oh, there was texting, but these were the days when you had to worry about using up data and this was way before IG, Facebook messaging, or Snapchat). Then came the all-nighter hours of studying, projects, and homework for my years of community college and university.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, Zoeva

There are so many amazing beauty brands outside the US I want to try, and some of which are arriving at our local Sephora and Ulta. Rumor has it that German beauty brand Zoeva will make its way in Sephora soon. Before I found out about the news, I purchased the Cocoa Blend Palette through their website which was only $26.50. However, I had to pay an extra $9 for international shipping. It's still a lot cheaper than the average Sephora palette! If they hit the shelves and (hopefully) don't raise their prices, I will buy the Caramel Melange Palette. I've been wanting to get my hands on that and not have to deal with international fees, along with being able to get my Sephora rewards points!

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette, BECCA x Chrissy Teigen, BECCA x Chrissy, BECCA Rose Gold

I'm not someone who goes crazy for makeup collab products with celebrities or Youtubers. Ok sure, I've got a couple: Champagne Pop, Kylie Cosmetics or MAC's Viva Glam with Miley Cyrus. But I'm not first at the checkout line waiting to buy something just because it has someone's name plastered on it.

I'm not the biggest fan of Chrissy Teigen either. All I know is that she is a model, a cook, and John Legend's wife. Every time her face palette (collaborated with BECCA) popped up, I couldn't look away. I tried to put it in the back of my mind, but the colors were just too gorgeous. It made its way in the Ulta shopping chart. I waited about a week before it came in my mailbox, and I was just too excited!