Friday, January 2, 2015

Evian Facial Spray

Hey guys!

I know it's been a minute since I've blogged, but here we go :)

I received this in the mail a couple weeks ago and to be completely honest I was skeptical about a filtered water facial spray. Like, how great can spraying water on your face be, especially at $12-18 per can depending on the size? Boy, was I wrong. I feel addicted to this stuff. I know it sounds silly and I feel a little prissy when spraying it on my face, but I love it! It feels luxurious and actually Brandon really likes it as well. I like to use it after I've applied my foundation because it kind of melts my makeup into my skin. I also like to use it after taking a shower/before bed, and throughout the day when I feel like I need it. It feels so refreshing and just simply feels good on your skin. I don't think it's super moisturizing but I love how it feels on my skin. 

This is the 5 oz. can and it retails for $12 at Sephora. 

This spray has a perfect fine mist that evenly distributes water across your face.  

I recently got back from a trip to Washington, D.C. and was really craving this spray, but since it was 5 oz. I couldn't take it on the plane with me. Plus, I was kind of scared it might bust.

Overall, I really love this facial spray way more than what I expected. Even though it seems kind of pricey for what it is, I enjoy using it.

What are your thoughts? Have you tried Evian's Facial Spray?

*Disclaimer- these items were sent to me, but all opinions are my own. 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Miley Cyrus for M•A•C Viva Glam

As some of you may know, I am a HUGE Miley Cyrus fan! I was completely ecstatic to find out that she was going to be the next spokesman for MAC's Viva Glam. My two favorite things joining forces to create total AWESOMENESS!!! I've never been more excited about a collaboration in my life. 

Things that make this collab straight epic for me:
  • The collection is straight pink. Not just pink, but hot pink! :D My favorite color.
  • Honestly, I was getting bored with Rihanna, so this is great timing. 
  • Miley Cyrus is on top of the world right now. She's wrapping up her Bangerz tour and is relevant at the moment. She really has become a household name (good or bad).
  • ALL the #VivaGlam proceeds go to help men, women, and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • It's MAC.
  • It's Miley.
  • It's pink.
Do I really need to say more?????

I know not everyone is a die-hard SMILER like me, but you have to admit this collab is going to be epic.

The Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass will be released January 22, 2015 (America) and February 12, 2015 (International). They are limited edition so you can bet that I will be one of the first people to buy this pair. I just haven't decided how many I want to buy :/

Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick in Hot Pink (Amplified)- $16, Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass  (Hot pink with sparkling pearl)- $15. Both are Limited Edition.

Are you stoked about this collaboration? Are you a Smiler? What are your thoughts?

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

So Polished: Polka Dots and Roses

Hey guys!
I've been getting back into nail polish lately and actually decided to do a little nail art on my fingers today. I hadn't planned on it, but it just kinda happened and I LOVE the end results (thus, why I wanted to share with you! :)) Whatdaya think?

For the base color, I used Essie's Bikini So Teeny. I felt like that was the perfect complimentary color for this look. For the polka dots I used Sally Hansen's I <3 a="" added="" and="" art="" baby="" base="" chartreuse.="" clear="" coat="" color="" details="" f21.="" flowers="" for="" from="" hansen="" i="" in="" it="" magenta="" nail="" nbsp="" off="" p="" pen="" pens="" pink="" purchased="" rose="" s="" sally="" seche="" shade="" shades="" the="" then="" to="" top="" topped="" used="" vite.="" white.="" with="">
This was my first time using these nail art pens and I have to admit, I'm pretty impressed. At first I was a little weary because the tips of the pens are super hard and I was afraid they would dig into my base coat when I used them. I quickly realized that I barely needed to touch the pen to my nails for the polish to adhere to them. Overall, I think they're great little nail art pens and I'm definitely going to purchase more.

Have you been into nail art lately? What nail art trends are you loving?

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wait. What?

Hi, um, my name is Amber and I like makeup and this is my blog...

Should I just start over since it's been so long?

Ok, so it's been about a month and I haven't posted ANYTHING! Life has been crazy lately. If you didn't know already, I got a job as a 4th grade English teacher and my first day of school is tomorrow! AHHHHHHH! I'm nervous but super excited for the start of this school year. I can't wait to see their sleepy faces tomorrow morning. :D I've been so busy lately with getting everything prepared for my students that blogging has had to take a back seat. Please forgive me. I will still create posts, and in fact, I have a list of blog ideas I'd like to talk about but time is not on my side as of late.

I simply wanted to get on here and let everyone know that I'm still here, I've just been crazy busy lately.

Wish me luck on my first day of teaching! :)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Packing for Summer Vacation and Traveling Tips

Hey guys!

It's summertime and everyone is going on vacation to visit family and friends. Wherever you're going, it's important to know what to pack for your trip. Since it's still summer, I'll stick with what you might need to bring on a vacation for warmer weather. 

1. How Much to Pack
When packing, consider the amount of suitcase space you have and whether or not you will need a checked bag. Check for suitcase and carry on dimensions on your airline's website before you start packing. Obviously if you're going on a road trip, dimensions of a suitcase don't necessarily matter. Pack absolute essentials first. Personally, I bring a large carry on (as large as the airlines allow) and squish my purse into it when needed. I typically pack the fragile things in there so I know they aren't being thrown around with everyone else's luggage. 

2. Carry On
In my carry on, I typically keep my laptop, cameras, chargers, purse, large makeup bag and brushes, and a travel roll up bag (this is the one I have). In my travel roll up bag is where I hold my feminine and personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, etc. I also keep my jewelry and facial and hair products in some of the pockets. Make sure no containers hold more than 3 oz. of product. I'd hate to throw away something I totally splurged on! 

*It may also be a good idea to pack an extra change of clothes in your carry on just in case your suitcase gets lost. 

3. Basic Pieces
When it comes to your suitcase, pack basic pieces, but don't be scared to throw in a few pops of color. You want to have basic pieces that can easily be paired with other basics. For example, black, nude, or leopard flats/sandals can be paired with any outfit. If you want to wear prints, stick with a classic print such as stripes or polka dots. These prints can go with any piece you pair it with. Not feeling prints? Solid colors are the easiest thing to pair with other basic pieces. You can actually venture out a little in the color department when it comes to solids, too. Since it's summertime, why not choose a bright neon top or bottom and pair it with a simple print? 

*See the picture above? Both tops could be paired with both bottoms. Denim shorts will work with anything! Black and white stripes look adorable when paired with a bright color. Try it! 

4. Jewelry
If you want to stick with the bare minimum and the simplest of basic pieces, try spicing your outfit up with different jewelry. Accessories are a great way to take a "meh" outfit into an "oh, that's cute" outfit. I would pack a couple statement necklaces, a few arm candy pieces, and earrings. To save on space, try picking jewelry that is within the same family, like all gold, silver, or rose gold. I personally don't like to mix metals because I think it can get messy looking BUT to each his own. :) I just find that it's easier to pair jewelry when they at least have the same metals. 

5. Don't Forget
When you think you've finished, reexamine what you've packed. Make sure you consider all the places you will be visiting on vacation and haven't forgotten the appropriate attire for those places. Bathing suits, formal dress, tennis shoes/sports bra?

Last but not least, don't stress. Have fun. That's what vacations are all about! :)

Where are you going on vacation? 

P.S.- Thanks for the idea and request, Hannah!

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