Vlogmas 2018 | Week 2

Hey everyone! After a few more technical difficulties, I finally got week 2 of Vlogmas up. It’s a Christmas miracle! Watch the video below to catch up on what I’ve been up to this past week 🙂

 

Today’s vlog features some products from the Covergirl Exhibitionist line that Influenster and Covergirl sent me for free! I’ve been loving using these products, because, for me, this is all the makeup that I need to put on my face and be ready to head out the door. I talk about them in depth in the vlog, but here’s a quick rundown of all the products and my thoughts about them at a glance:

Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara:

  • Loving how it lengthens and separates my lashes
  • Gives me decent volume
  • My only problem is that this mascara isn’t waterproof, which is the number one thing I look for in a mascara (to clarify: the mascara does come in a waterproof formula, I was just sent the one that isn’t waterproof)

Covergirl Get In Line liquid eyeliner:

  • SUPER fine tip – creating a sharp wing is super easy and achievable
  • I love that it dries down matte. Definitely a look.
  • Again, this eyeliner isn’t waterproof, so some of the product does fade off by the end of the day (especially near the corner of my eye)

Covergirl Exhibitionist Cream Lipstick – Coffee Crave

  • The perfect “your lips but better” shade for me
  • Comfortable wear all day, some touching up required (depending on how much you eat, drink or talk throughout the day LOL)

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If you try out any of these products, let me know! I would love to know how you liked (or didn’t like) them 🙂

 

Summer Favourites!

Hey everyone! I haven’t done a monthly favourites post at all this summer, so I decided to just do another collective favourites post. A lot of these items are makeup/beauty related, which is great because I feel as if it’s been a hot minute since I got to talk in depth about makeup on here! I hope everyone’s summer has been fun and eventful!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen

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This is at the top of the list because it’s arguably the most summer essential item. I like this sunscreen because it’s SPF 110, so I know my face is going to be well protected against those harsh UVA and UVB rays. It doesn’t make my skin oily or greasy and it absorbs pretty fast. Everything I need in a good sunscreen!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Gel Creme

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This was sent to me free from Influenster, and they couldn’t have sent it at a more perfect time! During the summer, I don’t need a moisturizer that’s thick and heavy, like I do in the winter time. This gel moisturizer still gives me the moisture that I need for the day, but it’s also super light and fast absorbing, which means that it won’t make my skin feel like it’s caked on with product! I also have to mention the packaging. It looks super cute on my vanity!

Dodo Lashes – D115

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I love these lashes from Dodo Lashes because they give me the length I want, while still looking relatively natural. I find myself wearing these out as every day lashes, but also being able to “dress them up” and wear them when I’m going out. Regardless of the scenario, these always look good! I’m definitely going to be ordering more because all their lashes are $5 – $12 and you get free shipping when you spend $30 or more! (BTW, planning on posting this look too, so keep your eyes peeled!)

I’m super stoked to announce that I have a coupon code with Dodo Lashes! If you use the code “brittney” at check out, you can save money on your already affordable lash order!!

Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette

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I picked this up at Ulta during my trip to New York, and I was so hype about it that I felt like I could cry. I’ve been wanting the JH Palette forever, but I’m that bum bish who doesn’t like paying for shipping. I love the versatility of colors in the palette, and I feel like this has reignited a spark in me. I love playing with all the colors, and I’ve used it for both my recent MOTD posts!

Tarte Shape Tape – Medium

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Another pick up from Ulta. I wish I bought more, I love this concealer! It’s definitely full coverage, but it just makes my under eyes seem so flawless and smooth! I’ve never really used concealer before I bought this, but now I feel as if I can’t live my life without it.

I do have to say, I don’t know if I got a faulty product or something, but whenever I close the tube, concealer always squirts out from under the lid (does that make sense/does this happen to anyone else?) I hate it because I feel like I’m wasting product!!

Miniso Pink Panther Eyeliner

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This was definitely a steal, and a life changing one at that! This is one of the best eyeliners I’ve ever used, and I genuinely think I will have a hard time finding something that I like better. You can draw such a crisp wing with this, and the formula is amazing. Waterproof and lasts all day! Shoutouts to Tose for putting me on this. I’m lowkey sad that I can never find the black version, but I still do like the brown. It looks really nice with more neutral eye shadow looks, but it’s also dark and pigmented enough that you can really use it for any occasion.

What are some of your favourite products this summer? Let me know in the comments! And if you want to stay more updated on what I’m up to, follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I hope you guys will see more of me soon. Love you always!

💖, B

What I Got in my Radiance Voxbox!

Hey everyone! I wanted to show you all what I got in my Radiance Voxbox from Influenster and share my thoughts on each product! (In other words – a review. It’s been a hot minute. I miss this.) I’m super pumped because this could not have come at a better time. I just finished my last semester of school, and every single product I received is perfect for a much needed day of rest and recovery.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for Influenster! It’s a great way to connect with other like-minded people about all things beauty, fashion, food and more. It’s the first place I go to read reviews about products I want to try out, and I always make sure to leave my own honest reviews on products to help other people out. The best thing is, everyone has a chance to receive free products. Who knows, by the time Influenster’s next Voxbox launches, I may be reading one of your reviews!

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream | Review

Happy May everyone! I feel like I haven’t done a review in a while, but I’m back with something new. It’s the Hydra-Essentiel silky cream from Clarins. As I always emphasize in all my skincare posts, the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion is my ride or die when it comes to moisturizers, so I never really venture out and try new ones. However, I was very curious as to how I would like this one. Click the read more to see if I gave it the Brittney Stamp of Approval!

💖, B

Special thanks to Influenster and Clarins for sending me a deluxe sample of this moisturizer to try for free! 

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MOTD: All Matte Everything

Before you read this, just know that I am aware that I need to invest in a better camera to capture my pictures. My cell phone just doesn’t cut it when I need to zoom in and showcase the colors I used. I’m sorry!!!! Okay, continue.

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to play with my palettes. Maybe it’s cause I don’t normally wear eyeshadow to school, which is where I spend the majority of my time… Either way, this look is the result of boredom, and also because I wanted to practice my blending skills.

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Click the read more to see what products I used!

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Hello again :)

Hi everyone! Long time no post. I thought I would update you all with a few things that have been going on in my life. So much good has come my way, and it constantly reminds me that I am blessed, and also that I am in charge of what happens to me.

1) A big part of the reason why I wanted to start this blog was because I thought it would be so cool to get products sent to me to try. And it happened! Influenster and Bite Beauty sent me two of Bite’s new Lip Pencil to try out for free, as well as samples of their Amuse Bouche lipsticks! This was such a cool moment in my life, I gotta admit. (I’ll do a post on the products soon!)

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Lip pencils in the shades 044 and 020 / Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in the shades Whiskey and Honeycomb

2) Last year, I applied to change programs and was rejected because my GPA wasn’t high enough. Obviously this had damaging effects to my self esteem and made me feel like a failure. But ultimately, I couldn’t blame anyone but myself. So ever since then, I really committed myself to focus on school and try harder than I ever have. Now I’m pleased to say that this time around, I got accepted because my competitive GPA was high. And that is such an amazing feeling.

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Other than that, these past couple of weeks have been proof that I have such amazing people in my life. I feel like I say this all the time, but I am so eternally grateful to have people that constantly pick me up on my bad days, check up on me when they know things have been going rough and also just friends who are always down to hang out when I’m bored. I’ve been blessed with such a supportive circle of people, and for that reason, I don’t think I can take full credit for my successes and high points. I couldn’t have done this without the love and support of all my family and friends! (Seriously though. I can’t emphasize enough how supportive all of you guys are. I might cry.)

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My angel ❤

As many of you have probably noticed, I have been inactive for a couple of weeks now. Long story short, my grandpa passed away at the beginning of February, so it has been a tough time for my family and I. In the weeks leading up to his passing, we were at the hospital pretty much every day, which takes a considerable toll on one’s physical and emotional wellbeing. During this time as well, my anxiety felt like it was at an all time high. Walking into the hospital made me extremely anxious, as well as leaving the hospital because I never knew if that would be the last time I see my grandpa. Even to this day, passing the hospital still makes me feel weird (which is pretty inconvenient since my boyfriend lives right across it). School was a bit tough for me, as this situation was the only thing on my mind, which made it extremely hard to concentrate. It was also pretty hard watching everyone in my family deal with this tragedy.

Personally, I felt like it would be pretty superficial of me to write reviews and posts about beauty and life, when I had other things going on in my personal life that were more of a priority to me. In comparison to the things that have been going on, I really didn’t care about makeup or anything. However, I think that was a mistake on my part. I really do love writing and talking about makeup, so cutting that part out of my life could be a factor that added to my sadness. But at least I know for next time.

So that explains my absence. But with every cloud there is a silver lining! I wanted to save this part for last just because it is kind of a heavy topic. Thanks for reading this far though! And I hope none of you give up on me 🙂 I have potential! And I would love having more people along with me on this journey.

💖, B