Travel Makeup Bag Essentials

Before, when traveling I was afraid that I would forget something that I needed or not have enough options so I would pack a ton of stuff. It made it difficult to find the things that I actually needed! Now, I’ve paired it down to just the essentials.

Going on a trip soon? Just nosy about what I pack in my travel makeup bag? If so, read on!
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Why I Returned the Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation & Contour Stick


From the title of this blog post/review…you can probably guess how I felt about these products….but I feel like even products that don’t work for me deserve a thorough review. Maybe it will work for you, or maybe I’ll save one of you the frustration of finding a product that doesn’t work!

There was a lot of hype surrounding the new Anastasia Beverly Hills foundation sticks, especially on Instagram and other social media sites. One of the biggest selling points of this foundation was the announcement that there would be 30 shades, including those in very fair to very dark skin colors and in several undertones. As someone on the fairer end of the spectrum with a neutral-olive undertone, this got me pretty excited. If you read my “Most Wanted” post from several weeks back– I had been planning to purchase a foundation and contour stick from the brand for a while. Now that I’ve gotten a chance to use it multiple times, lets talk about what worked and what didn’t.

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The Hardworking, Oil-controlling BB Cream that Won’t Break the Bank

Hello all! Happy, Happy Friday!

I am excited to report that I have found a BB cream that’s less than $10 AND actually prevents my combination-oily skin from becoming a grease ball on long, hot summer days. Its the Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream. Typically I prefer a more hydrating BB cream for casual days, but this product is perfect for when you need something light to light-medium coverage that will hold up through a full day because it dries down to a matte finish and is solidly transfer-resistant.

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Hourglass Vanish Foundation + Brush: Does it live up to the Hype?


I was very excited to be sent this product for review by Influenster and Hourglass Cosmetics. I’m not sure about you guys, but for me at least the search for the perfect foundation seems endless and there is a ton of hype surrounding this product. I am also a major fan of the famous Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (in the shade Diffused Light), so I was really looking forward to trying another face product from this brand. Here is what Hourglass says about the Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick: Continue reading “Hourglass Vanish Foundation + Brush: Does it live up to the Hype?”