Friday, October 4, 2013

September Favorites!

Hello and welcome to my very first-ever favorites blog post!
Truthfully, this post is going to be a little bit of a "back-to-school" favorites post as well; going back to school definitely changes up the products I reach for often. Also, the changing of seasons means me pulling out different makeup products to play with!
Rebekah's September Favorites!

Monday, September 30, 2013

NYX Part 2: Lip Showdown!

Hello lovely readers, and happy Monday! I apologize for posting this so late; my camera decided that yesterday would be the perfect time to not turn on. *sigh* But anyways! On with the review~
These three products are all from NYX; hopefully you've all seen my previous review on the Mega Shine Lip Glosses! 
For the sake of reviewing, I picked up one NYX Butter Gloss (Apple Strudel), one Xtreme Lip Cream 
(Candyland), and one of the wildly popular Soft Matte Lip Creams (Antwerp). Because they all came out at $6 each, (a dollar more than the Mega Shine Glosses,) I wanted to see whether they would be worth my (and your) extra dollar. So, here we go!
NYX Butter Gloss(Apple Strudel), Soft Matte Lip Cream (Antwerp), Xtreme Lip Cream (Candyland)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

NYX Part 1: Mega Shine Lip Gloss *MLBB Alert!*

Good Afternoon, Friends! I am ridiculously excited to share this post with you today, so I'm just going to jump right into it...
While wandering through the makeup aisles at Target last week, I happened upon... a glorious NYX stand. After almost a full minute of silent screaming and jumping up and down, I went absolutely nutso and came home with lots of goodies. I plan on reviewing each bit once I've formed a decent opinion on them, but these pretty gems almost immediately found a home in my pencil case. (My pencil case is the equivalent of my favorite purse. Wherever I go, it goes.)

 When I look for lip gloss, I want some that are wearable, unoffensive (scent and comfort-wise) and non-drying. NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses definitely fit that bill AND they are affordable!!!!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tea Rose (Top) and Beige (Bottom) 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Across the Pond: Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polishes

Good Evening, lovely people! I'm sorry that this post is going up relatively late; this past week has been one of the longest and most stressful weeks I've had my entire life. *SIGH* BUT, it's a new week, Monday is over, and I'm going out to kick some ass.
A couple weeks ago, one of Rachel's friends came home from the UK with some goodies for us. When I learned that she was going to pick up things for us, I specifically asked for these nail polishes, especially because I've seen so many European bloggers/ Youtubers rave about them.

Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints.... I think I hear angels singing. I have three shades in this line: Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Blue Grape. Though each bottle varies slightly in wear and application, all three of them, once dry, has an incredible shine that looks deceptively like a top coat.
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints in: Grapefruit, Blue Grape and Pomegranate

Friday, September 6, 2013

This or That: Benefit Highlighters

Hello my dears!
Not gonna lie, this week has been... insane. Long hours at school, long hours at work. On top of that, I came down with something and have been just disgusting. So of course, my makeup routine has either been extremely minimal, or just ~au natural~ With that being said, I have found that there is one product that I always reach for to make my skin look a little more alive: highlighter. Today, I will do a breakdown of three highlighters from a brand that I feel really markets that "natural, glowy look" well: Benefit!
I currently have three Benefit highlighters in my makeup stash: High Beam, Sun Beam, and Watt's Up!
Because I am a poor college student, I, as well as Rachel, are always on the lookout for samples and deals. All of these highlighters are in the little sample/travel sizes because we got them in varying deals and whatnot at Sephora.
(L to R) Benefit's High Beam, Watt's Up, Sun Beam

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Becks' Holy Grail: Drugstore Eyeliners!

Hello Everyone, Happy (early) Labor Day!
I am back again with some more reviews for you. This time, with one of my favorite makeup essentials: eyeliner.
After a couple years of searching, I have narrowed down my favorite eyeliners to just three: pencil, gel/cream, and liquid. The Golden-Holy Grail-Trio. The best part? THEY'RE FROM THE DRUGSTORE HOORAY!
The Holy Grail

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rave:Korres Lip Butters

I've got a nice candle lit and I'm ready to write my first review! :) I'm sorry that this has been so long coming; I just started my second year of college and things have just been pretty nuts in my brain/school/work.

Anyways! Today I'm going to review (and rave) about some beauteous lip products from Korres. I was gifted my very first Korres Lip Butter by my sister Rachel for my birthday this past year. Fortunately for me, (and unfortunately for my wallet), it quickly became my most-used lip product, second only to my trusty Burt's Bees lip balm. Needless to say, I sprinted back to Sephora for more. I currently have three colors in the original Lip Butter line: Guava, Pomegranate, and Quince.

Korres Lip Butters: Guava, Quince, and Pomegranate

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Liebster Awards!

I've been nominated for the Liebster Awards! 

Apparently, the Liebster Awards focuses on bloggers with less than 200 followers, and it's just a huge chain of questions that we all answer. I think this is totally cute, and a great way to start making some blogging friends. 

A huge thank you to Molly Forni and Andie for the nominations! And now, onto the questions: 

1. Which shop are you unable to leave without buying something first?
Ross and Bath and Body Works ;_; EVERYTHING in Ross is so cute and totally budget friendly, while Bath and Body Works just smells like happiness. 

2. Favourite drink(s)? 
"California Fog" Green Tea/ English Breakfast with vanilla syrup and steamed soymilk. YUM. 

3. Describe your outfit right now!
I'm just lounging around the house, so shorts and a t-shirt

4. Favourite season?
Summer for life, Fall for makeup. 

5. Recommend a beauty product. 
LOVING Loreal's Lacquer Liner in Black. Blog post on that coming up soon!

6. Imagine you could be anywhere in the world right now. Where would you go and why?
Disneyland, because happiness is everywhere. 

7. Favourite book/magazine?
My favorite books are Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

8. What beauty product could you NOT live without? (Bronzer, mascara, etc.)
Mascara, hands down. 

9. What is the colour of your bedroom wall?
Light, light blue

10. Favourite restaurant/cafe?
I love Chipotle, teehee

11. Recommend an app.
Aviary is a great free app for editing your photos :) 
And Minion Rush if you love Despicable Me. 

And Facts:

  1. My name is spelled Rebe-k-a-h
  2. I'm a huge hockey fan
  3. I start my second year of college tomorrow 
  4. I work at a sandwich shop. HAHAHA
  5. I have an unhealthy obsession with red lipstick
  6. I have a little Shih-Tzu puppy named Mochi
  7. I like to sleep 
  8. I hate washing the dishes
  9. I am four eleven and HALF AN INCH
  10. I love to sing!
  11. I'd pick watching gory action movies over rom-coms any day of the week. 

And now, for my questions *rubs hands together* 

  1. What is your favorite mascara?
  2. What is your favorite candle scent?
  3. What part of your makeup do you have the hardest time with?
  4. Do you have any pets? 
  5. What is your favorite movie?
  6. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand? Your favorite high-end makeup brand?
  7. Who is your favorite Youtube makeup guru?
  8. What can you currently not stop listening to?
  9. What is your go-to summer nail polish?
  10. What makeup products have you been reaching for lately?
  11. What makes you happy?

So there we go! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Under Construction...

Well hello there!
My name is Rebekah and I'm slightly obsessed with makeup. I've always been incredibly picky with what I use on my face and thought that maybe, just maybe, I should put those thoughts down somewhere on the internet. 
I'm currently testing out a couple of things and as soon as I'm satisfied with my results I'll be sure to share with you all! 
Thank you for visiting~