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Products I’ve Used Up #3

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you the massive amount of stuff I’ve used up since last time I did one of these posts almost 7 months ago.

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I’ve been trying to make sure I use up a lot of the items I have open, in particular skin care. And with that, I’ll show you what I’ve used up!

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March 2016 Favorites

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Today I’m going to share with you my March favorites! I’ve definitely been super busy with school, so unfortunately I didn’t blog much this month. Or the past few months, really. But I do have a few favorites I’d like to share with you!

March 2016 Favs

Beauty Favorites:

My first beauty favorite is this foaming cleanser I bought when I was at Marukai, which is a Japanese supermarket. I’m not really sure if there is a brand name, because even the super market just called it Whip Premium, haha. It was on special for only $5!

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This is the first foaming cleanser (and first Japanese cleanser) I’ve tried, and I really love the texture! It lathers up really really well and I feel like it does a great job at getting all of the dirt from my face after a long day. It also works well with my sensitive skin, which is another huge plus!

My next beauty favorite this past month has been the Urban Decay Naked Palette!

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I found myself gravitating towards this palette all month, and in particular to the shades Sin and Naked. I use Sin all over the lid, with Naked in the crease, and they’re perfect for everyday makeup looks! Like the other Urban Decay shadows I have, this palette’s shadows are high quality and highly pigmented. They’re super smooth and easy to blend too!

My last beauty favorite for this month is the Canmake Your Lip Only Gloss in 01.

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I bought this lipgloss when I went to Japan last year, and lately I’ve really enjoyed using it over various lip tints! It’s a clear gloss that turns pink on the lips, which looks good over my pink lip tints. The texture of this gloss is also really nice, as it’s not sticky and feels slightly moisturizing through the wear as well.

Non-Beauty Favorites:

My non-beauty favorite for this month is a new place that I visited: Portland, Oregon!

There were so many different things that I loved about this city! It has awesome public transportation, great food, and lots of parks to take pictures in.

One of the things I really loved was Washington Park and the Japanese Garden nearby! Both were so beautiful and very peaceful.

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Left to Right: Washington Park, Portland Japanese Garden

The cherry trees were also blooming and it was so pretty! I had never seen cherry blossoms in person before as they don’t grow where I live, so I was really happy that I got to experience that.

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Another standout was the food! My sister and I ate so much, haha. We tried Voodoo Donuts as well, which was awesome! I love sweets, haha.

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Powell’s Books was also amazing! I didn’t take pictures inside because I was just so amazed at how large the store was, but I did get a cute t-shirt!

So that’s it for my favorites this month! What have you guys been loving? Let me know in the comments!

2015 Favorites!

Hello everyone!

My goodness time has just flown by! I can’t believe it’s already 2016! Anyone make any New Years resolutions? Mine is to blog more often!

Speaking of blogging more often, today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite products for the whole year of 2015. I really tried to limit how much I picked, cause otherwise I would be here all day! A lot of these will be familiar to you guys already, but I feel like it’s worth bringing up why I like them so much, haha.

On to the favorites!

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Products I’ve Used Up #2

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to show you all of the products I’ve used up since the last time I posted about it. I have a TON of stuff I’ve used up, and I am also getting rid of some stuff that is just too old to use or I don’t really like.  Get ready for a long post!

First I’m going to show you all the things I’ve used up, then I’ll go through all of the other stuff I am getting rid of!

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August 2015 Favorites!

It’s already the end of August! I can’t believe how much faster each day seems to go!

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I have a few favorites to share with you guys this month!

Beauty Favorites:

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My first favorite is this eyeshadow (on the right in the photo) from Inglot! It’s the AMC Eyeshadow Shine Square number 154 (what a mouthful!) and is this really beautiful, almost metallic golden bronze color. I’ve had this shadow for quite a while and I’ve noticed that it’s become my perfect go-to shade when I don’t know what I want to wear.

The texture of this shadow is really buttery and smooth, and is probably one of the longest-wearing shadows I have in my collection! It lasts upwards of 9 hours without creasing (with eyeshadow primer, cause nothing lasts on me without it), which is pretty amazing!

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My next favorite is once again, my Naked Basics palette! I know I’ve talked about it time and time again so I won’t go into too much detail here, but I really love it so much! I really do use it every day and I can’t imagine not having it in my makeup collection!

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Another favorite of mine is the Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in 06 Grapefruit Jelly, which I bought in the airport in Korea! This color is just so pretty and perfect for everyday. It’s also great quality for the price, so if you’ve been looking for a great quality blush but don’t have a large budget, I really recommend this!

Non-beauty Favorites:

Still loving my tablet, but I’ve also been really loving a Kpop group this month!

I had listened to songs by Got7  before, but this month I got really into them! Their newest single “Just Right” made me notice them again and now I can’t stop listening, haha. I highly recommend checking them out! I recommend “Just Right,” “A,” “Girls Girls Girls,” and “I Like You.”

That’s it for my favorites this past month! What have you guys been enjoying? Let me know in the comments below!

April 2015 Favorites

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to tell you what my favorites have been this month. I haven’t posted on here very much as life has been quite busy, but I still have a few things to show you! However, some of them you may have heard of before since I’ve been loving the same things recently, haha.

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My Beauty Favorites:

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The first thing is actually two products I love to use together! It’s the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint in the shade OR201 Peach, layered with the Dior Lip Glow in 01 on top. I love how these look together! They create this beautiful, shiny, peachy-pink color that’s very flattering on me! The Dior Lip Glow also helps my lips stay moisturized, as the Etude House lip tint can be a tad drying.

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The next item is the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I know this has been in my favorites before, but I truly love it! I use it every single day and the shadows are a great compliment to all of the other shadows in my makeup collection. And of course, as with all the shadows from Urban Decay, these have great pigmentation! Definitely will but this palette again once the shadows run out!

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I’m also still loving the Shara Shara Lemon Honey All-In-One Cream! It just feels so great on the skin and soaks in so easily! I want to buy this one again for sure!

My Non-Beauty Favorites:

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My Moleskine weekly planner! This thing has kept me so organized when it’s been so hectic this past month, it’s wonderful!  I love how there is space to write notes on each day and space on the right for general notes. I feel like keeping a planner (of any kind) if super helpful for graduate school. It keeps me from forgetting due dates for assignments, which is what would have happened if I hadn’t been writing them down in here.

That’s it for my favorites for April! What have you been loving? Let me know in the comments!

 

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette Review and Swatches

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Today I’m going to talk about Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run palette! I got this for Christmas and I’ve been loving it! It recently made it into my January 2015 favorites and I’m very excited to share it with you today!

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This palette has everything you need for a complete makeup look in one place, which makes it great for traveling. It contains six eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer, a lipgloss, and a travel sized eyeliner and mascara.

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From left to right: Bronzer, blush, 50/50 (eyeshadow)

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From left to right: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun

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Lipgloss: Sesso, Eyeliner: Stag

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I totally love this palette! The eyeshadows are the same great quality that Urban Decay is known for and so easy to apply. They are super smooth, blendable, and really easy to use. There isn’t any one color thank makes you go, “Hmm, how do I use that?” You can get a whole range of looks from day to night as well! I find myself reaching for this palette all the time!

The blush and the bronzer are extremely pigmented with a finely milled, smooth texture. I don’t usually wear bronzer (I’m a little scared of looking like a clown due to using a heavy hand! Haha), but I do love to wear this blush! It’s a very bright but still wearable shade of pink that I find really brightens up my skin!

The lipgloss is a nice natural my-lips-but-better shade and has a slightly minty scent and taste. I really love it, but some people might not enjoy it. The eyeliner is a really beautiful brown color with a slight hint of shimmer that looks really great for everyday! It has the same creamy formula as the rest of the 24/7 liners and wears without smudging for most of the day!

What I really have been loving lately is the mascara! It’s extremely black and makes my lashes really full and voluminous! I find that I have been reaching for it most days of the week. It also removes pretty easily with my bi-phase remover, which is a plus.

The Verdict: I love this palette so much! There is a reason it was in my January favorites, haha. If you are new to Urban Decay I would really recommend trying this out because you get a range of their products for a good price. So happy with it!

I got this palette for christmas but it is still available at Sephora, Ulta, and Urban Decay’s website for $54.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know in the comments!!

January 2015 Favorites

Hello everyone!

January has been quite a busy month for me! Because of this, I haven’t been changing up my makeup routine all that much this month, haha. There are a few things that have been my go-to products and today I’m going to share this with you!

The first product is the Urban Decay Naked On the Run palette!

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This palette has such beautiful eyeshadows that I find that I’ve been reaching for it almost daily. In particular I’ve been using Dive and Fix (the two left-most shadows) tons! Like the rest of the eyeshadows I own from Urban Decay, these are really high quality and are so easy to wear!

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I’ve also really been loving my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette! It’s so easy to travel with and I have taken it with me on every trip I’ve been on since I received it. I use this every single day and it really shows in my picture, haha.

Fashion Favorites:

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I have been loving this pair of brown booties my boyfriend got me! The color is beautiful and I always get complements when I wear them! And for being heeled, they are actually quite comfortable. I can wear them all day at school without my feet hurting at all, so I’ve been wearing them quite a bit!

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I got this Hollister jacket on clearance last summer and had been eyeing jackets like this for a while now, but I have no idea why I didn’t buy it sooner! I wear this almost every day because it goes with just about everything in my closet. It’s also perfect for layering because it’s lightweight and I can choose to wear a sweater underneath or the jacket on its own.

Non-beauty Extra:

Fantasy Life 3DS

One game I’ve been loving is Fantasy Life for the Nintendo 3DS! This game is so adorable!!! I love cute games, so when I saw pictures of this I knew it was right up my alley. I have been totally obsessed with this game since I got it last Christmas and I really recommend it to any of you that enjoy cute RPG-style games.

That’s it for my January Favorites! What have your favorites been this month? Let me know in the comments!!

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set: Smokey Matte Edition Review and Swatches

Today I’m going to review something I bought at Sephora during Black Friday!
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The Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set: Smokey Matte Edition ($19) was not part of the ten dollar deals Sephora had for Black Friday, but as I had been eyeing the set for a while, I decided to get it. You get 3 travel size liners (at .08 g each) in three smoky, matte shades.
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Top to bottom: Sabbath (deep navy), Perversion (blackest black), Smoke (deep gray)
I’m really glad I picked these up! All of these liners are really creamy and easy to apply and last almost the whole day on my oilier eyelids. Eventually there is a little bit of smudging, but that happens no matter what eyeliner I wear, even with a good primer on underneath.
All of the colors in this set are very easy to wear as they are all neutrals, but I would have to say my favorite one is the gray liner in Smoke. It’s not too dark or harsh against my skin tone and wearable for everyday makeup looks. Perversion will be perfect for those days when I want to go really dramatic with my eye makeup, since it is one of the darkest black eyeliners I’ve ever tried.
The verdict: I love these! I’m so glad I got them because now I have some really great eyeliners in a few shades for the price of one full size liner. The texture is very nice and I really recommend this set to those that are looking to try Urban Decay for the first time!
Have you tried this set before? Let me know in the comments!