Battle of the drugstore Mascaras!

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara

Rating: 5/5 stars

I really love this mascara. At first I was a little disappointed because there was so much hype built up about this product, but now I really think it is a top performer! My only major complaint is that I wish it volumized a little bit more. However, the lengthening is insane! It also holds a curl pretty well, and WON'T budge or flake. The color is a nice deep black which is nice too. The brush might take a little getting used to as its like a flexible rubbery brush. Its sometimes a bit difficult to get back into the tube because it's bending all over the place. I really like how this mascara seems to open up my eyes though, and I think you will like it too (as long as you don't build it up with unreasonable expectations!)

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

Rating: 1/5 stars

This is definitely my LEAST favorite out of the mascaras I have tried. I love thick, lush lashes, so I was totally excited for this product. What a disappointment!!! OK so it does volumize, but it also clumps together all your lashes and just looks like a heavy build up of product. It also smudged on me and flaked! YUCK. I hate this mascara.

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Rating 4/5 stars

I know the picture doesn't look very impressive (for some reason I couldn't get a good shot), but this mascara is great! I wish it photographed better for me. This mascara volumizes really nicely but doesnt get "tarantula-like". Its one of my all time favorites, actually. It also is kind of a soft formula, so your eyelashes aren't rock hard. Definitely try this one!

L'Oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara

Rating 3.5/5

I know this picture looks great, but I'm not the biggest fan of this mascara. I like it, but I feel like you have to put in too much effort to put this on. I put the primer on, and then had to work hard to get the black mascara to cover my primered-white lashes. I wouldn't say it did anything extraordinary to my lashes. It's a pretty good mascara, but I have never been a fan of lash primers anyway.


Beauty From the Earth Swatches!

Love, love, LOVE these multipurpose minerals! Absolutely gorgeous. If you haven't already and are curious, check out my review of this product on my youtube channel! Here are the colors I have swatched on my arm with a bit of UDPP. PS some of the colors just arent being represented fairly and are much more beautiful in person. My favorites? Peacock, Green Apple, Blueberry, Seduction, and Lemon.

Sonia Kashuk Coral Reef Brushes are soooo CUTE!

I was at Target waiting for my friend to pick out what type of deodorant she wanted for about 10 minutes when I decided to browse the cosmetics aisles and I came across this AWESOME brush set from Sonia Kashuk! It was way too cute (AND CHEAP! I got it for around $12) to pass up!
Check out the little brush pouch with its coral print to keep your brushes nice and clean in your bag!

The set comes with a powder brush, a large shader brush, a taklon brush for either concealer or cream products, a crease brush, a smudger brush and an angle brush. Basically this brush set focuses more on the eyes than the face, but hey! Thats OK. All the brushes work really well, and I really like the crease brush specifically. The brushes are nice and soft, my only gripe is that I wish the angle brush was more precise as I feel like it wouldn't work very well for liquid or gel liner.

My favorite feature about these brushes is its coral texture! I love it, it is sooo cute! Heres a close up, and you can see how the end of the handle is made too resemble coral!

This kabuki brush is actually sold seperately and I believe on its own it was between $10-$12. I wish it was a bit more dense for more effective buffing, but it works great as a general powder brush. It is really comfortable to hold and fits in the bag with the other six brushes.

The verdict?
4/5 stars

I would definitely recommend to pick up these brushes. They work really well and are so uniquely cute. Like I said, the angle brush could have been better and the Kabuki could have been denser. All in all its a relatively cheap investment that yields great results. Your only problem might be finding this as I grabbed the last set at my Target!

My new lipstick love!

I am currently LOVING Bubbles lipstick from the Sugarsweet collection. When I first swiped it, and when I put it on my lips alone (see pic below) I was a bit worried that it was way too frosty. But then I started playing around with it and I learned that it looks AWESOME layered over other lipsticks. I will post a pic later but my current fave combo is myth lipstick + Angel lipstick + Bubbles. The perfect light bright pink if that makes any sense!