September 15, 2014

SOHO Naturals Smoky Eye Brush Set Review

Recently, I had the opportunity to try some makeup brushes from SOHO, and it was perfect timing since I was in need of some new brushes, especially for the eyes.  

What it Is: A 3-piece smoky eye brush set with bamboo handles and cruelty-free nylon bristles.
What it Does: Helps you to create a smoky eye look!
What it Costs: Around $9.99
Where to Get It: Target, Walmart, Ulta, Harmons, Amazon.
Quick Rating: Great brushes at a budget-friendly price!

Beauty Box 5 September 2014 Review

My Beauty Box 5 arrived over the weekend... I just love the middle of the month when all my subscription boxes start to arrive.

What it Is: A beauty sample subscription service.
What it Does: Surprises you with five deluxe and full sized beauty samples every month. 
What it Costs: $12 per month, $10 per month with 3 month subscription, $8.25 a month with a yearly subscription.
Where to Get It: Online at
Similar To: Ipsy, Birchbox, Sample Society
Coupon Code: Use code HALFOFF at checkout to receive half off the cost of your first box!
Quick Rating: Not bad, but not super exciting either.

September 14, 2014

Birchbox September 2014 Unboxing

What it Is:  A beauty sample subscription service.
What it Does: Surprises you with five deluxe sized beauty samples every month. 
What it Costs: $10 per month (no contract, cancel anytime).
Where to Get It: Online at
Similar To: Ipsy, Beauty Box 5, Sample Society
Quick Rating:  Just OK.

September 12, 2014

New Victoria's Secret Untamed Fantasies Collection

Yesterday, I went in to Victoria's Secret to pick up a new bottle of Passion Struck body lotion. The blend of Fuji Apple and Vanilla is the perfect balance of fresh and sweet on days when I don't feel like doing the whole perfume thing and I've gotten so many compliments when I wear it. It's just so soft, sweet and warm...I love it! 
When I went to the beauty section, I noticed that four of the VS Fantasies scents (including Passion Struck), have a new for Fall 2014 version called Untamed. The bottles have animal print on them and the new twists on the old favorites are perfect for the new season! Let's take a look...

September 11, 2014

Revolution Makeup Iconic 3 Palette Swatches- Naked 3 Dupe

Yesterday, I posted swatches of the Iconic 2 Palette by Revolution Makeup (a UK based brand) and compared them to Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette.  The similarities in both quality and shades were striking and so is the price difference! Urban Decay's Naked Palettes are $54, while the Iconic Palettes are $6.60. Shipping from London will cost you $13 for a total of just under $20, for pretty much the same thing it's a really good deal.
Since I didn't want to waste $13 shipping only one item, I also bought the Iconic 3 palette, which is also a dupe for the Naked 3...have a look!

September 10, 2014

Flower by Drew Barrymore Fragrances Coming Soon!

I just found out that Drew Barrymore's cosmetic line Flower, which is exclusively at Walmart will be expanding into fragrances soon!
There will be three new scents, which will be available at Walmart and in October.
I don't have any info on the scents other than their names, which are:
Cherished, Radiant, and Sultry.
I'll let you know more as soon as more information becomes available.

Revolution Makeup Iconic 2 Palette Swatches- Naked 2 Dupe!

There are a lot of palettes coming out lately that remind me of Urban Decay's Naked Palettes, but none of them have been actual dupes, matching color for color. But then, I saw Revolution Makeup's Iconic palettes online and thought they looked pretty much identical. So I picked up the Iconic 2 and Iconic 3 for around $6.60 each.
If you're unfamiliar with the brand, Revolution Makeup is a UK based company that offers professional, cruelty free makeup that's affordable and high quality.

Today, I'm reviewing the Iconic 2 Palette which is very much like the Naked 2 (my fave!).
It comes in a sleek black case with a window in front. It's a bit wider than a Naked palette and the shadows are longer.