Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Balm: How 'Bout Them Apples Review

theBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples? Lip & Cheek Cream Palette contains six shades of cream products that are designed to be used on the lips and cheeks. The formula is described as having a “smooth finish that won’t streak or fade.” With this product being a cream, I was a little worried as to how the texture would be. After wearing and trying all the shades on my cheeks, it’s definitely a true cream formula. It is very blendable and they function and wear better as cheek products than lip ones. As blushes, these are true creams, so that means they have dewier finishes. As stated, these blushes are very blendable and buildable. They are long wearing and very natural looking as well! The six shades in this palette are Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy, & Caramel. All the shades give a matte finish, except Cider-which has shimmer!
Cider is a light peach with a faint hint of pink and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff.
Cobbler is a vibrant, orange-toned red with a luminous sheen. This shade had buildable color payoff that could be worn as a sheer, reddish tint or a bolder, brighter, candy-apple red. As a blush, it wore well for seven hours. This color mixed together with Caramel is my absolute favorite.
Pie is a pinky-red with a luminous sheen. It was buildable to semi-opaque coverage both on lips as well as cheeks. 
Crisp is a warm-toned coral with gold shimmer and a frosted finish. The color was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage both on cheeks as well as on lips. The golden sheen is less prominent when I wore it as a blush and looks perfect on deeper skin tones!
Candy is a cool-toned, bubblegum pink with a luminous sheen. It had good color payoff, and it was easy to apply and blend on the skin. 
Caramel is a muted, orange-brown with a luminous sheen and warm undertones. It had mostly opaque color payoff, and the color was buildable and blendable.

I purchased this palette from BeautySpin, which is an excellent site to find your cosmetic needs at a discounted price. For my international viewers, make sure you check out BeautySpin UK! For a more in depth review and demo make sure to check out the video below!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Birthday Wishlist

Hi loves! So seeing as my birthday is a little less than 4 months away, I thought I would share with you what my b-day list consist of. Now, I know you're thinking omg you have 4 months! Well it's never to early to think about your birthday, and this b-day list could help serve as a guide to help you find the right gift for someone in your life that may have a birthday coming!! So it's a win win situation all around right :)

So in the magical land of beauty (no not Disney!) all of the products I hope to get can be found there. At the moment I am currently obsessed with highlighters. I love a good glow whether it's in the summer or the winter! Mary Lou Manizer has been a highlighter I have been gazing at for the longest. Everyone in the beauty community, including my best friend, love it! I really want to get my hands on it and try it for myself!
Trying new foundations has been something I'm really into as well. At the moment one of the foundations on my list is the Estee Lauder Double Wear! This foundation is said to be really great at staying in place all day, and having a very skin like texture which makes you look flawless! Now with that being said, how you remove your makeup and care for your skin is of the upmost importance. That brings me to another item that's hot right now that I want to get, the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water! 
This makeup remover has micellar praticles that 
go deep down into your pores to remove your makeup. 
It's very good for dry sensitive skin as well, 
which is my skin all the way!
Lastly on my birthday wish list is the ChloƩ Eau de Parfum. This is a floral fragrance with absolutely beautiful packaging. I think this fragrance expresses a sense of style and sophistication that is perfect for any woman who loves fashion and elegance. All of these items are just some things that I hope to receive for my birthday! If you have a friend, sister, mom, or anyone in your life who loves beauty items then some of these things may be a great gift. All these items can be purchased online at and