Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Favorites

So instead of packing, I'm writing this post. Priorities heh. September is finally over, which means the trip is finally here. AHHHH! I've been so stressed out and nervous thinking out all the things we have to do and plan, but I think we have almost everything done. Fingers crossed nothing will go wrong while we're over there.  I won't be blogging while I'm on this trip, because I'm not bringing my laptop, and I kind of want to just take a break from the computer. So no posts for the next two weeks. Sorry guys! You can follow me on my adventures in Europe on my Instagram!

This month's favorites will give you a sneaky peek into what I'll be bringing on my trip. I'm not bringing the whole jar of my THIRSTYMUD, because that's just going to take up too much room.

It's A 10 Miracle Leave-in Product
This is the original formula, and if you remember my first favorites post, I wrote about the keratin version. The smell is a bit overpowering, but it's a good smell. I think I'll be repurchasing the keratin one after I finish with this, because the smell is lighter. Comparing both, they work the same, with the same 10 benefits. This detangles my super thick hair in seconds. I don't spray this directly onto my hair, but into my hands and just run my fingers through my hair.

THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment
This has quickly become my holy grail moisturizing mask, I don't know what I did without this in my life. My skin used to have so many dry patches, but this has helped balance my skin. After washing my face, I don't get that tight feeling anymore. At $69 a jar, it's definitely not the cheapest product out there, but I think it's worth it, especially if you're like me and have super dehydrated skin. Read my post about a great deal on Sephora here.

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
This eyeshadow primer is so, so much better than Urban Decay's Primer Potion. I had my eye makeup on the whole day, and my oily eyelids were still dry after about 10 hours. No creasing or smudging, and my eyelids felt satiny (that's the only way I can describe it). It comes out white, but dries transparent after you rub it in. If anyone is looking for a new eyeshadow primer, I recommend this one.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
A bottom lash mascara might seem gimmicky and a waste of money, but this has made applying mascara on my tiny, sparse bottom lashes so much easier. It doesn't smudge and run down your face either. The mascara comes with a small wand, so you can coat all the lashes. The packaging is compact, so it doesn't take up much space.

I might have another post while I'm gone, but it all depends on how much I can pack tomorrow. Hope you all liked this post! Leave me comments on what your favorites were this month! :D

Monday, September 29, 2014

Music Mondays

How was everyone's weekend? I spent mine stressing out about the trip, and almost forgot to post this. Oops. Enjoy!

Alesso is one of my favorite DJ's, so Alesso plus Tove Lo equals instant love for me. It's on repeat already.

Considering the name of this song is "Not On Drugs", the video is kind of trippy.

This might be my second favorite off of Tove Lo's new album. Listen to the lyrics!

Friday, September 26, 2014

GLAMGLOW - Gift Sexy

Hello lovelies! I hope you haven't missed me too much! I know I haven't been writing much, it's just been one of those months. So once again, I was #feelingspendy (who watches Amelia Liana on YouTube too?) and when I saw this set in my Sephora email, I knew I was going to buy it. I've tried samples of the THIRSTYMUD and YOUTHMUD before, and I knew I LOVED the THIRSTYMUD. By the way, I suggest everyone to go into Sephora and try samples of these masks before you buy it, just in case you get a reaction to them. The people in Sephora are always very willing to give samples (you can get up to 3 samples I think) out and it's better to test expensive products out before you put down money on them.

This is a limited edition set Sephora brought out for the holiday seasons, so I suggest grabbing one before it goes away. Gift Sexy retails for $69.00, the same price as one full sized mask. You get a full sized 1.7 oz THIRSTYMUD, and two 0.5 oz SUPERMUD and YOUTHMUD. The regular 0.5 oz YOUTHMUD retails for $19.00, so this is a really good deal.

It comes in a pretty box with a bow. I think you spend the money on the packaging seriously.

Oooh so pretty!


I've never tried the original GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD mask, but that's the most popular one. My skin is very dry and dehydrated though, so THIRSTYMUD is perfect for me. I'm going to be on a plane in a few days, so this is good to put on the flight to prevent my skin from freaking out (that recycled air >_<). It has a nice coconut-y smell too. These masks might be in a favorites post soon, and I'll go more into details then. 

Has anyone tried these masks before? And which one's your favorite? :D

Monday, September 22, 2014

Music Mondays

I apologize about the lack of blogging, but I will always have this weekly music post for you guys, don't worry! This week, I introduce you to Alex and Sierra, one of the best looking and best sounding couples. They just sound so good together!

This is one of my favorite songs and they delivered it beautifully, it was also the song that made me love this duo.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Music Mondays

It's Monday again everyone. Have a good week! :D

Jessie Ware has such an incredible voice and this song co-written with Ed Sheeran is so beautiful.

You have to admit "All About that Bass" was super catchy, even though it got kind of annoying after a while. But I really do like her music style, old school style...haha

Monday, September 8, 2014

Music Mondays

How was everyone's weekends? I got my wisdom tooth taken out, so I spent the whole weekend on the couch cradling my mouth. It was a lot worse than I expected. I hope I can go to work tomorrow.

This song reminds me of summer.

Do YOU want to be like Kanye? 

Her voice is so good!

Friday, September 5, 2014

August Favorites

September is finally here and you know what that means? Exactly one month until my vacation! I'm a few days late on this post, but I just haven't found the motivation to blog. 

I've been super into doing masks lately, especially since this month, my skin was breaking out more than usual. I do a mask at least once a week, sometimes twice a week, just to clear out all the gunk, plus it feels nice.

This mask is intense, whenever I use it, I have to use a moisturizing mask afterwards. I have really sensitive skin, so there's a slight burning sensation when I first apply this, but it goes away pretty fast. I don't leave it on that long, only until the whole mask dries, which is about 10 minutes or so. This leaves my skin so clean, and my pores look smaller too afterwards.

My favorite exfoliating mask, this makes your skin so smooth and bright. It exfoliates without the scrubby bits, since this mask uses acids; it doesn't dry out your skin though. I can only use this once a week, which is recommended as well. It has a fruity smell and it feels like fruit puree jelly. Your skin definitely looks radiant after using this.

I got this in a Sephora set, but I kind of forgot about it until the past couple months. The skin under my eyes gets pretty dry and just looks so dull, especially when I don't get enough sleep (which is quite often).  This is not an anti-wrinkle cream, so I think this would be good for those people just starting to use eye creams. There are sparkles in this, to help your eyes look brighter and more awake, so I do not suggest using this at night.

Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 
I've been loving this nail polish all summer long, not just in August. They describe it as a "carefree coral", and it is certainly a very bright, almost neon coral color. I like the gel-like finish it leaves behind the most. The color glides on smoothly and dries really fast too.

My love for these cream shadows is never-ending. Unfortunately, this color is discontinued, but maybe you can still find it in stores, but it's definitely not sold online anymore (I only checked Ulta, Target, and the drugstores online). I never thought I would wear red eye shadow, but surprisingly, it's very natural. The color is a burgundy, brown. You can build it up or wear it sheer. Perfect for the fall and winter months coming up.

Is anyone else excited for cardigans and boots weather? I'm really not sorry to say goodbye to summer :) What have you been loving this month?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Music Mondays

Don't you love it when the first of the month also falls on a Monday? It's Labor Day today, so I hope everyone here in the US has a wonderful day off! This week's Music Mondays only has two songs, but I absolutely love her. I thought she deserved her own little Monday post. I think you guys will like her too.