Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash-off Mask | Mask and Review

It’s no secret that I love masking. It is a very integral part of my skin care routine. Reason being? I have pretty bad acne, even at 22.

When I saw the Global Beauty Care Charcoal Mask in my Ipsy bag this month, I was immediately interested in trying it out. Charcoal is a detoxifier, so it is great for acne prone skin.

About the mask

“Deep cleansing mud based formula. Unclogs pores and lifts away impurities. All skin types.”

The product is also, hypoallergenic, ph balanced, and cruelty free!

I did want to mention that this mask has a relatively large ingredient list, compared to the masks I have tried from my vegan cuts beauty box

My thoughts

Here is the mask on my face. Can we please take a moment to appreciate my newest Daryl Dixon shirt!?πŸ˜πŸ’•

I really love the packaging. It is in a packet, but it has a screw on cap. So you get multiple uses and it’s easy to store.

During application I didn’t notice much of a scent.

More importantly, let’s talk results.

My skin felt much calmer. The next morning I noticed that some of the smaller break outs were gone, and that the large sized blemishes were smaller. My skin was also much smoother.

For only, $4.99 for a 5 pack of $1.97 for 1 packet, I am incredibly impressed. If I some how run out of my cleaner (ingredient wise) masks, I will be ordering this mask. I may even order some to give to friends and to take while traveling!

Pick some up, HERE, for yourself. You really need to give this Charcoal Mask a try!

πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹ out of five whales, would recommend.

What is your favorite inexpensive mask?

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Jan 2018|All Day Beauty

What it is: A Cruelty Free and vegan beauty box with deluxe to full size products

How much it costs: $29 a month

It’s the first VC Beauty Box of the year, and I was stoked when I saw it in my mail box today after work. I definitely needed the pick me up.

Speaking of, sorry I have been a bit MIA the past week or so, I have had a lot going on.

But, back to the topic of this post!

Heritage 1933 OMG Seal and Moisturizing oil $14

Multi functional oil that can be used on your face, body, & hair!”

I am all about oils! This one you can also use to moisturize your scalp and promote hair growth. Which is awesome.

Andalou Naturals Eye Revive Contour Gel $19.95

“Petal soft soothing contour gel with alpine rose stem cells that gently hydrates-and uplifts.”

Everyone needs a good eye cream. Well, Gel. The 1000 roses line is a really nice line, and none of the products I have tried so far have irritated my sensitive skin. I am excited to give this a try.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator $29

“Iridescent highlighter that can be used on the face and body to create a beautiful glow”

I am trying to get into using cream highlighters, but I’m always afraid they will bring out my pores. I really need to give some a go.

I don’t think this one will look good on my skin tone though, but I’ll try it at least once.

Oral Essentials Whitening strips $2.85

“Gel strips that whiten teeth in just 30 minuets!”

I have been trying to find a more natural whitening strips. I am glad I finally get to try one. Hopefully I like them so I can purchase a box.

MintPear Rose Hip Night Serum $12.50

“Rose Hip night Serum will help you wake up to a fresher, brighter, smoother complexion “

First of all, the packaging is really cute. Love the little card they included. Second of all, anything that will improve my complexion sounds great. I usually do enjoy rosehip.

Auromere Shampoo Bar $1

Ayurvedic shampoo bar with potent herbal extracts to naturally cleanse, nourish, and rejuvenate your hair and scalp.”

I love the Lush Shampoo bars. A less expensive option would be nice. I will give this tiny guy a try and then update you all.

That’s it for this months Box! The grand total of the products of this months Box comes to $72.30. Awesome value! I may not get much use out of the high light, but I have high hopes for everything else.

What do you think of this months VC Box?

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BoxyCharm January 2018| Rock 2018, Rock and Roll Soul

What is it: A monthly subscription box that contains mostly full size, occasionally deluxe sample size, makeup and beauty products.

Cost: I believe $21 a month

The first BoxyCharm of the year! I was really looking forward to this box after I saw what the theme would be, it speaks to me.

Let’s look inside and see if the products impressed me as much as I though they would!

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer $38

Luminizing and pore filling? I can get behind it. I actually have really large pores on my nose area and chin. And some forehead wrinkles….already. Anything I can do to make those suckers appear less in your face I will. The winter weather is really drying out my skin, so hopefully the luminizing properties will make me look less like my face is peeling off.

There was also an info card containing the primers ingredients in the book. Nice touch.

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil $24

The Brow products I have gotten in my subscriptions have come at the perfect time. I just ran out of my Brow Wiz!

I got the shade “Taupe”, which should match. I did notice that the formula is pretty stiff and dry, so hopefully it won’t cause any issues in the application of the product.

Crown Pro Glam Metals Palette $25

First of all, this packaging is so cute. The mirror is a guitar! I love that BC includes eyeshadow palettes so often. I am a sucker for eyeshadow.

All of the shadows have some short of at least sheen to them, besides one. I will do a review on this Palette.

PΓΌr The Complexion Authority Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette $34

Another palette this month y’all! I am pretty sure I have at least liked everything I have tried from PΓΌr. The compact is made of hard plastic and has a nice mirror.

I will definitely use the highlight and maybe the blush (but the shimmer…)But, the bronzer is going to be a no for me dog. Way to dark and glittery for my skin tone.

Girlactik Matte Lip Paint “Posh” $23

I have heard some awesome things about Girlactik liquid lips, pretty hyped that I get to try one.

The shade is right up my alley, I will be getting a ton of use out of it.

BC was awesome this month. Great way for the year to start! It contained a retail value of $144πŸ™€ I am very much ready to see what else the send out this year.

What was in your BoxyCharm?

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Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette | Look and Review

The on-line beauty community has given this brand a ton of hype. I was bound to cave and try it at some point. That being said, I bought three palettes. This post is going to focus on the first, the Nubian Palette.


I am usually not one for really bright packaging. But, I really love the whole ascetic of the Juvia’s Place brand, so the colorful packaging doesn’t seem like it’s just “because”. I do wish this palette had a mirror. The material it is made of seems sturdy, and the packaging is slim so it would be easy to travel with.

The shades look like basic warm nudes. But, they are all pigmented and there is a variety of finishes.

Row one

Row Two

Row Three

The shades all have great pigmentation, and they are all creamy. There is quite a bit of fall out from the more metallic shades. I do wish there were shade names or numbers, this isn’t really that important for day to day use though.

The Look

Please ignore my eye brows! I had not gotten them redone until yesterday, so they are a bit out of control in this picture.

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer. I am really loving NYX Eye primers!
  • I went in with a large fluffy brush and used the second shade in the first row as my transition.
  • I used a bit smaller of a brush and placed the third shade in the forth row a bit more in my crease.
  • I took a fluffy shader brush a used the third shade in the second row on my outer corner. I love this shade.
  • I then took a packing brush and placed the second shade in the second row all over the rest of my lid. I did wet this wit some Fix Plus.
  • Then I took a more compact crease brush and defined my outer crease lightly with the second shade in the third row.

  • I did a wing with my Jordana Fabuliner and tightlined with a random black liner from ELF.
  • I buffed out my liner on my water line with the third shade in the second row.
  • I buffed that out with the second shade in the third row.
  • Then that out with the second shade in the first row.
  • To blend out any harsh edges I brought in BrΓ»lΓ©e from Wet N Wild.
  • I popped the first shade in the first row into my inner corner.

Over all

I do like this Palette. It isn’t anything super unique, I definitely have these shadows else were in my collection. But, if you are just starting out and want warm shades in a variety of finishes, I think the Nubian Palette would be an awesome inexpensive palette to start with. You can very easily get a variety of looks with the shades included. Just remember to watch for fall out!

You can pick the palette up, right HERE, for yourself. ON SALE FOR $25!

Which Juvias Place Palette is your favorite?

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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Ipsy January 2018 | I will conquer…

What is it: A monthly subscription that delivers beauty and makeup items. Full and deluxe sample size.

How much is it: $10 a month. You can purchase different subscription lengths.

It’s the first subscription box post of the new year, and I’m pretty excited. Subscription services make me happy, it’s like a surprise every month. I am looking into some new ones for the new year as well.

But for now, let’s see what the Ipsy mailer brought me. BTW; I wanted to take the shots a bit differently, my lighting was really really bad.

Global Care Beauty Charcoal Wash Off Mask $1.97 a packet

I really want to focus on bettering my health this year, and that includes my skins health. A new face mask is a great way to start. This brand is inexpensive, PH balanced, Hypo-allergenic, and not tested on animals.

Bellapiere Cosmetics Stayput Brow Gel $25

Bellapiere is a hit or miss brand for me. Some things I love to death, and others I never want to look at again. But, they are Cruelty Free, so I give everything I get from them a chance.

This product is full size and I think it will be a good match for me.

I tried smudging it, it does it. But, I do want to address the brush that came with it.

I apologize, I though this was a lip brush. I am a bit tempted to try it on my brows.

The Balm Mary Lu-Manizer full-size retail $24

This is one of my favorite highlights. It isn’t Too in your face, and it works great as an eyeshadow. This is obviously a sample size. I do have the full size, so I will be passing the mini along, but it’s still a great product to receive.

So pretty!

So Susan Liquid Matte “Pumpkin” $14

This product is also full-size. I haven’t really tried much from So Susan, so I am glad I get to try a product from them. They are Cruelty Free.

The shade is really pretty. The formula feels comfortable swatched and it dried down nicely.

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner “intense black” $19

I have problems with product staying in my waterline. It’s not like my eyes are always watery, the product just sort of disappears, for lack of a better word.

This liner is extremely black, and didn’t smudge on my arm. Luckily, Vasanti is Cruelty Free, so if this liner saves me from my waterline woes, I can get more!

That’s my Ipsy bag for this month. I am very pleased with this bag. Everything is Cruelty Free and almost everything is full size. $83.97 value for $10! πŸ‘πŸ‘ two thumbs up Ipsy, great showing!

What was in your Ipsy this month?Thank you so much for stopping by 😍

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ColourPop Yes Please Palette | Look and Review

After Christmas ColourPop had a pretty big sale. Of course I had to pick up somethings I have had my eye on. I picked up a few palettes and a few single shadows. No lip colors or face powders, the ones I wanted we all sold out. πŸ™„

Tonight, we are going to be focusing on the “Yes Please” Palette.

This Palette retails for $16 and was included on Nylon’s Hit List!


The packaging is made of a sturdy cardboard. I am not sure why the front says “Cute AF”, and the palette name is smaller and on the back. The shade names are also on the back, I would prefer them in the palette, but at least they are there. There is no mirror.

The palette is very sunset-esque. I have heard that it is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, I wouldn’t know I have never even swatched it.

Row one

  • Bling shimmery almost metallic copper
  • Champs Matte Light Peach
  • Big Cocktails matte orange
  • Full Zip Matte Cream

Row Two

  • GNO Matte copper
  • Spoiled Matte red
  • Butter Cake metallic yellow-y gold
  • Louie metallic orange

Row Three

  • French Kiss deep warm brown
  • Chauffeur metallic peach
  • Note to Self warm light brown
  • Mischief matte yellow

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer and set it with “Full Zip”. I also used this shade to blend out any harsh lines.
  • I took the shade “Champs” on a fluffy brush and used it as a Transition
  • I took a smaller fluffy brush and placed the shade “Note to self “in my crease and just a bit on the lid.
  • Taking a more dense crease brush I placed “GNO” just in the crease
  • With a fluffy shader brush I put “Louie” on my outer corner
  • With a flat shader brush I put ” Chauffeur” all over the lid
  • Using the same brush I placed “Butter cake” in the center of my lid.

  • I placed “mischief” in my inner corner.
  • I used a pencil brush to put “GNO” as close as I could to my water line.
  • I blended that out with “Champs”

I lined my eyes and applied some mascara. Bam eye look done!

Over all

I am actually very happy with this Palette. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I do. More than worth the $16!

🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎 out of five lizards!

Have you tried the Yes Please palette yet?

Thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Winter 2017 | A cause for celebration

What it is: A Cruelty Free and vegan Makeup Box. Contains full sized products, rarely deluxe sized samples.

Cost: $39.95 a quarter

It is the last VC Makeup Box of the year, and I must say, I do love this Box. Well worth the cost!

Evelyn Iona Green Tea Primer $29

“Prep and protect your skin using this hydrating, antioxidant rich, green tea Primer. Reduce the look of lines and pores and create a smooth canvas for Makeup that will last all day and night.”

I am all about pore and line filling primers. I have some large pores on my nose and the older I am getting the more lines I am getting on my forehead. I have a pretty expressive face.

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow “Halo” $26

I love trying 100% Pure products! It’s a brand I really love and trust.

I do wish I would have gotten a darker shade, not often do I wear white eyeshadow, but I will try it out and try to get use out of it.

Inika Organic Certified Organic Lip Tint “Mulberry” $22

I actually really enjoy lip tints. They are moisturizing, so it’s nice to use combat the cool. They are also easy to apply, so I tend to wear them to work because of the simple touch ups.

The shade is very pretty!

Ofra Cosmetic Translucent Powder $23

I am almost out of the translucent loose setting powder I have been trying to work through, so this arrived at the perfect time.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream $48

“Moisturizer that hydrates and provides barrier protection against environmental stressors. Enjoy its light luxurious feel and soothing natural fragrance of pure lavender and geranium.”

I have wanted to try this cream for a while. I have heard some fantastic things about it. I will definitely be doing a review of it for y’all!

The total cost of this winters box is $147!! That is fantastic!

Thank you so much for reading. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Have you tried any of the products in this box before?

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Palette | Review and Look

I am sure you all know about the original Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Palette. It is an all Matte palette separated into 4 quads. It is fantastic and has became a favorite amongst the beauty community.

But, did you know that Kat came out with a Shimmer version? Because I didn’t until I say it in Sephora. It is essentially a shimmery sister to the OG Palette.

Visually, shade layout and packaging wise, this Palette is very appealing to me. The packaging is a hard plastic, and you get a fantastic mirror. The design of the palette is simple yet beautiful, in true KVD still. The shades are displayed in a very cohesive manor, which makes the palette easier to navigate.

Let’s look at some swatches!

Quad one

  • Porcelain A staple Matte Cream Shade. The only Matte in the Palette
  • Copper when swatched appears as a shimmery Gold.
  • Bronze a bronze shade. More powdery then the last larger glitter chunks.
  • Sterling a sheer glitter cream shade with Silver glitter. Seems like more of a shadow topper.

I enjoy the first two shades in this quad. The other two I find hard to work with.

Quad Two

  • Dusk a light shimmery neutral brown.
  • Cinder a neutral brown Shimmer, green under tone.
  • Onyx a black with chunky glitter. I found this shade very dry.
  • Glacier a white glitter shade. Another one that seems to be more like a shadow topper.

Again, I only like two of the four.

Quad Three

  • Dune shimmery light orange shade
  • Rust a shimmery orange-red
  • Jasper shimmery light warm toned brown. Chunky glitter.
  • Quartz a very light orange with chunky glitter. Again, appears to be more like an eye topper.

I bet you can guess that I only like two of the four shades in this quad as well.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Glitter Primer to stop a foreseeable disaster, and set it with Porcelain. Porcelain is also the shade I used to blend out harsh lines.
  • For my transition and blending I pulled in the lightest brown in the KVD OG shade + Light Eye Palette. This is the only time I dip into other palettes.
  • I tried to deepen up the crease with Dusk.
  • I placed Cinder on my outer corner and blended it into the outer crease ever so slightly.
  • For my lid, I placed Dune all over it.

  • For my lower lash line, I lined it with a black liner. Then applied Cinder as close to the lash line as possible.
  • Blended that out with dusk.
  • Then I blended that out with porcelain.
  • Lastly, I popped Glacier in my inner corner.

Over all thoughts

For $49 you get 12 shades. 6 of which I dislike. The other 6 I really enjoy. The 6 shades I did not like were hard to blend, due to how powdery they are. I also found that the ones that were reminiscent of eye toppers were hard to build (and blend), because they have such a slick almost cream like texture.

I love KVD and I hate to say it, but if I could find the box to this Palette I would return it. For almost $50, technically over $50 after tax, I want much more than half the shades to work. I think the concept of the palette was great, but I find that it is really unnecessary and not worth the price.

🐝🐝 out of five bumble bees. The packaging and the shades I liked earned it the two bees.

Have you tried this Palette? What are your thoughts? Comment below!

Thank you for reading πŸ’œ

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December 2017 Empties|Makeup and Beauty Trash

The last month of 2017! I went through a TON of stuff this month, makes me think this month was actually as long as it felt.

Alright y’all, let’s do this!

Body and Hair Care

Summers Eve Cleansing Wash: No, I will not be purchasing this. The cleansing wash actually throws off your bodies natural pH. A natural unscented soap is actually better for cleansing your “regions”.

Soft Soap Body Butter Body Wash: I will not repurchase this item, it is not CF. Smelt very nice though. Worked well.

Nexxus Promend Split End Mender: This was a hair cream. It is not CF, so I will not repurchase it. I did not notice any difference in my hair.

Fortune Cookie Soap “Black Pearl” Exfoliating Body Wash: I would not purchase this same scent, but I am very interested in trying other scents of their Exfoliating body wash. It truly is Exfoliating, but not too harsh.

Hask Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner *Samples*: I actually felt that these products made my hair greasy. Will not be purchasing.

Face Masks

Bite Agave Lip Masks *Samples*: up coming post discussing these lip masks samples!

Natural-Tox Carrot Sheet Mask: I actually really liked this mask, it made my skin feel soft and clean. For the weekish after I used it my skin was behaving itself! However, I don’t believe it is CF, until I find out I will not repurchase.

Ulta Beauty Pomegranate Defense Mask: I love this mask and did a whole post about it a whole back! Read it Here!

Soo Ae Donky Milk Skin Gel Mask: I actually can’t recall how I felt about this mask, but some how I acquired another one, so I may be able to fill you in at some point. I don’t believe it is CF though, so will not repurchase.

Soo Ae Collage Hydrogel Lipmask: This did nothing. It was hard to keep on and there were no results. Would not repurchase.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask: This Mask, as well, did nothing. Would not purchase.

Home Fragrance

Huntington Homes Apple Wood Bonfire: This candle smelled really nice and was very inexpensive at Aldi’s. Might actually repurchase.

BBW Winter Candy Apple Wall Flower: I love this scent so much. But, ethically BBW is not CF. I am slowly working through my stash of wall flowers.


LancΓ΄me Monsieur Big Mascara: I was given this mascara by Influenster and really liked it. However, it is not CF so I will not be repurchasing it.

Girlactik Liquid Liner “Black”: I was hoping to love this liner but I did not. For some reason it just didn’t work for me. The tip was strange I thought and it wasn’t deep enough in color. Would not repurchase.

Anastasia Brow Wiz “Taupe”: Will of course always repurchase.

Kat Von D Ink Liner “Trooper”: I love this liner, I do prefer the tattoo liner though. Would still repurchase.

Benefit Boing Concealer *sample*: I wasn’t able to try it enough to get a decisive opinion. But, I don’t believe Benefit is CF. So, pass.

Ulta Beauty Brow Tint “Medium”: This was on of my 2017 favorites. I love this product will always repurchase.

Flower Beauty Stick Foundation: Surprisingly, I liked this product a ton. It was long wearing with good coverage. I expected it to be drying, it was not. May actually repurchase!


Leeanni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light: I liked this product for days where I was too lazy to do my skin care routine. But, I would not be able to use this in place of everything out. It is a bit expensive, so I think I’ll pass.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil *sample*: I still don’t understand why this product is so pricey and raves about. I don’t think it did anything for me. Will not Purchase.

Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream *sample*: I actually really enjoyed this Eye Cream. I think once I get through some I have, I will purchase the full size.

Precious Skin Elixirs Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay: I thought this was a nice gentle exfoliant, but I prefer something more abrasive. Will not purchase.

Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator *sample*: I love this exfoliator, but I wish it wasn’t soo expensive. I am toying with the idea of purchasing the full size.

Makeup Removers

Assured Cotton Rounds: These were just the cheapest ones I saw, so I grabbed them. No real opinion.

Hushables Baby Wipes: I grabbed these real quick to remove swatches and they did their job fine. Again, no real opinion they were $1.

Equate Exfoliating Facial Wipes: My Mom grabbed these real quick for me one day so I used them. They did their job just fine, but I wouldn’t seek them out.

Garnier Micellar Water: This product works great, but it is not CF so I will not be repurchasing.

Hello Whitening Tooth Paste: I am not sure why I threw this under makeup remover, but here we go. I really liked this tooth paste, but I prefer the Luster White, so I am just going to stick with that.

Body lotions and perfume

Soap & Glory Righteous Butter: I love this Body Butter, if Soap&Glory is CF I will be repurchasing.

BBW Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Sanitizer: as I said with the wall flower, I will not be repurchasing this product because BBW is not ethnically CF. (They are expand into markets where animal testing is required by law.)

Fortune Cookie Soap “Bonjour” Whipped Cream: I love the formula and scent. I will be purchasing more of their whipped creams if I can’t find this specific one.

Love’s Baby Soft: Y’all this Body Spray has some how stuck with me for almost 10 years!!! So, I sprayed my closet with it to keep the close hanging up smelling fresh. Just to get through it. Will not repurchase.

That is it for my Empties, thank you for reading.πŸ’œπŸ’œ

What did you use up this month?

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2017 Favorites | CRUELTY FREE Makeup, Beauty, Personal Care

2017 is over. This year was…rough. But, 2018 is going to bring better and brighter days!

Here are my favorite products from this year. They may not have come out in 2017, but 2017 was when they impacted me!

We have quite a bit to go through, so let’s get going!

Ulta Beauty Setting Spray

This setting Spray is sold at Ulta and, it retails for $10. There are a couple of different options, but the Dewy and Illuminating ones are my favorite. I find them to be comparable to higher end settings sprays, and MUCH less costly.

Wet N’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation

My favorite foundation of the year is also the least expensive one I have tried! I find it at my local drugstores, and recently it has been on sale for only $2.50. It is easily buildable, has awesome coverage, and blends out fantastic with a brush or a sponge!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

The Beauty community has been crazy over this concealer. I haven’t had it in my collection all that long, but the short time I have had it I have fallen in love with it. It is creamy, easy to blend, and has extreme coverage. The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer retails for $27. And is worth every penny!

Ulta Beauty Brow Tint “Medium”

Ulta’s Brow Tint is a nice dupe for the Benefit Gimmie Brow, and is something that I have come to not be able to complete a Look with out. It really just gives my brows that perfect touch to make them look fluffy, yet groomed. Retails for $10

Tarte Tarteist Mascara “Black”

I love how full and Black this Mascara makes my lashes look. It gives my lashes length and volume. It’s like having falsies on, but with out all the work! The Tarteist Mascara retails for $23, the travel size retails for $12.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I get this bronzer in the lightest shade and it is perfect for my fair skin. This bronzer is easily blendable and I find that it can be used to contour as well, sense it isn’t too warm. The Butter Bronzer retails for $14.99

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

The everlasting Liquid Lip Formula is by far 100% my favorite. I am slowly building up my collection, and I want EVERY SINGLE SHADE. Pigmented, a ton of different shades, applies fantastic, I literally can only think of good things to say! The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks retail for $20.

Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

I just recently made a post about this Palette. I am in love with it. The formula is great, the shades are all consistently fantastic, and the looks you can do with this Palette are endless. Trying this Palette made me want to purchase ever Violet Voss eyeshadow palette. The Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette retails for $45.

French Girl Organics Cuticle and Nail Oil

Nail care is important. The French Girl Organics Cuticle Oil is the most effective Cuticle Oil I have tried. It retails for $20, but one roller ball of it will last you ages!

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask

Sheet masks are awesome, but if you want one that you will see actual improvement with this Mask is the way to go. I have acne prone skin, and this is the mask I use when I have a bad break out. I always have them in stock. For $2.50 this mask is a life saver!

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream

Everyday I put this on my under eyes before I do my makeup. On the days I forget to, I notice the dark circle and bags under my eyes much more. This may just be a placebo effect, but I feel more awake and look more awake when I use this eye cream. It retails for $26 on

Luster White Power White Toothpaste *

I drink wine, coffee, and tea pretty frequently. So, the stains on my teeth were pretty intense. Notice I said were. I wish I would have thought to take before and after pictures of my teeth, because the difference is awesome. My mother even pointed out how much whiter my teeth are! I don’t really see myself using a different toothpaste now that I have tried Luster White. I have seen it in my local Walmart, but it retails for $6.99, Here.

Doctor Plotka Mouth Watchers Toothbrushes *

The bristles are extremely soft. So soft infact, that it didn’t cause any discomfort when i brushed my teeth after my oral surgery! The bristles are also arranged and cut so they will floss your teeth as you brush. Now, you should still always floss, the extra help is just nice! I find that the Dr. Plokta toothbrushes make my teeth, and mouth over all, feel extremely clean. These brushes paired with the Luster White tooth paste are life changing! You can get a year supply of the adult tooth brushes, one arrives in the mail every 3 months, for $20.99 Right here.

That’s my 2017 Favorites!!! Not many things really changed the game for me in 2017 but the things that did, are things I don’t think I can do with out!

What did you fall in love with in 2017?

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*products were sent to me for review, but all opinions are honest and my own.