Happy 2018!

Hey loves, I’m back! Yes, I know I say this all the time. But I really wanted to stay connected with everyone. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year! I stayed pretty busy at work and school and I’m happy to see 2017 go and for the new adventures for 2018. I just wanted to stop by with a quick Hi and to let you guys know that I will be back posting. Hopefully a couple times a week but we will see how everything works out with school and work.

Until next time,
Shelesea

Review // Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Fragrances

Hey loves, I just wanted to come share with you my thoughts on the Kat Von D fragrances. I did receive these from Influenster, complimentary, to try out and I’m super thankful for the opportunity. I remember while working at Sephora about 5 years ago, these fragrances were popular and people were always asking about them. Then we slowly didn’t care them anymore. Back then I wasn’t really into branching out and trying new fragrances and I stuck to the ones I loved. I remember was we stopped carrying her fragrances people would constantly come in and see if they were in stock and now I can understand why they were so popular.

Out of the 2 fragrances, I definitely think that Saint is my favorite. It’s a little more sweet with floral notes. I find that with this fragrance it wears well and it’s not overbearing, which is great for work. I think this scent is perfect for the summer months. It just gives me happy vibes whenever I wear it. Also, I have already finished my bottle that I received, I enjoyed it that much. The key notes in this fragrance are Vanilla, Musk, and Jasmine. Even though this scent has Vanilla, I don’t hate it. Typically I find vanilla to over barring but this has the perfect blend to it. I will definitely purchase a roller ball of this fragrance once I finish a few bottles in my collection.

Now finally, Sinner. This fragrance is beautiful as well and wears beautifully. With this scent, I find it a little heavier and I enjoy wearing it more in the evenings. Don’t get me wrong you definitely could wear it during the day but for me, I prefer it at night. Sinner is a bit spicier but you can still smell a hint of floral. The key notes in this fragrance are Patchouli, Wood, and Cinnamon. For myself, I think this scent is beautiful and I will definitely be wearing it once Fall hits.

 

FOTD // 05.23.17

Hey loves, I’m back with a new FOTD post. I haven’t done one of these in ages and I really want to get back into the blogging. It definitely gives me a creative outlet and I want to put back some effort into it. Usually I will get all done up with my makeup and be like I will post about it tomorrow and it never happens. So today I’m not going to be lazy and put it off and share with you the look I wore to work today.

This look was super easy to do. I honestly only used one palette, Urban Decay Naked Smokey, to create this look. Today, I was running super late for work and I wanted my makeup to match my outfit. Not so much in color but I looked put together and I wanted to look just as amazing with my makeup. Not saying I have to wear makeup to look great but I wanted to complete the look . I did film this look, so if you follow my YouTube channel you will see it later this week.

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Face //
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Mist
* Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer
MAC Burnt Coral Corrector – dark spots
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 330 Toffee
Becca Aqua Luminous Concealer in Tan – highlight
MAC Coffee Walnut Pro Sculpting Cream – contour
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
* Sephora MicrsoSmooth Powder in Tan
* Smashbox Halo Perfecting Bronzer – contour
MAC All’s Good Beauty Powder Blush

Eyes //
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Brunette
Essence Make Me Brow in 2 Browny Brows
* Covergirl Katy Kat Eye Liner in Katdabra
Urban Decay Combust Shadow – lid
Urban Decay Whiskey Shadow – crease
Urban Decay Black Market Shadow – lash line
Quo #806 Lashes
* Covergirl Total Tease Mascara – top and bottom lashes

Lips#
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Soft-spoken
Lime Crime Lana Metallica Velvetine Liquid Lipstick

Review // CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara & Katy Kat Eye Liner

Hey guys I just wanted to share my thoughts on these new Covergirl products. I received them from Influenster for free to try out. I received the new Total Tease Mascara and the Katy Kat Eye Liner in Katdabra.

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On the Covergirl website thru describe the mascara as giving you full, long, refined sexy teased lashes. It is suppose to give you lashes with maximum lash definition. This is the first Covergirl Mascara I have used in years. Typically I’m not a huge fan of their brushes but this one is definitely a good one. It’s a thin brush with a smaller teasing brush on the end. With this mascara I find that it separates my lashes very well and gives it a decent amount of volume with just one coat. I find that it is very buildable without clumping. I do find that the can stick my lashes together but then I just use the teasing comb to separate them. I really enjoy using the teasing comb on my bottom lashes; it helps lengthen them and gives them volume.

On the website, Covergirl describes the liner as high-pigment and intensely color. I find that it is super pigmented and doesn’t budge once it sets. It makes a great base for smokey eyes and the smudge tip makes smoking it out very easy. The liner glides on smoothly without tugging on the skin. It dries very quickly so if you are planning on smudging it out; I recommend doing one eye at a time. I find the quality of this eye liner very comparable to higher end liners on the market. I’m definitely going to look out for the other colors in this line and try them out.

I definitely see myself purchasing this mascara in the future and recommending it too all my family and friends As well, I will be keeping my eye open for the Midnight Matte liner so I can try it out as well. If you have tried out any of these products I would definitely love to hear your thoughts on them.

FOTD // 03.06.17

Hey loves, I hope you guys are having an amazing start to March! The last few weeks have been super busy for me but I’m definitely loving the excitement that I current have going on in my life. I wanted to share with you the look I wore yesterday. I had training for Reversa, which is a Canadian skincare brand, and I wanted to look super put together because I was so tired. Even thought I wanted to look amazing I didn’t want to take too many steps because I low key was running late and I didn’t know where I was going.  I really loved how it turned out and I can’t wait to rock it again, paired with a different lip color of course!

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Face //
* Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer
MAC Burnt Coral Corrector – acne scars
* Laura Mercier Candleglow Foundation in Amber
Becca Aqua Luminous Concealer in Tan – highlight
MAC Copper Beech Pro Sculpting Cream – contour
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder – highlight
* Smashbox Halo Perfecting Bronzer – contour
MAC Bite of An Apple Blush
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Eyes //
* Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in #5
* Anastasia Brow Duo in Medium Brown
Essence Make Me Brow in 2 Browny Brows
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
House of Lashes Seductress Lashes
Marc Jacobs Velvet Nior Mascara – bottom lashes

Lips //
NYX Bloom Lip Pencil
MAC Up The Amp Lipstick

FOTD // 01.27.17

Hey loves, I’m back with a new post. This one is pretty late but I’ve been super busy this past month but I still wanted to get this post up for your guys. I created this fun look using the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette and I paired it with the NYX Moscow Soft Matte Lip Cream. I loved how the look turned out but I had to return the lipstick. It wasn’t pigmented at all and it didn’t wear well; which really sucks because it’s absolutely beautiful. If you follow me on Instagram I tried it a couple of times but it didn’t do it for me at all. If you have any recommendations on a really good liquid lipstick, leave a comment down below so I can give it a try.

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▪ Face ▪
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist
* Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 9.0
Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in Tan – highlight
Maybelline Matte + Poreless Powder in 330 Toffee
* Smashbox Halo Hydrating Bronzer
Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Kit
× Golden Bronze – highlight
× Sunburst – tear duct

▪ Eyes ▪

L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer
Essence Make Me Brow in Browny Browns
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW40 – clean up brows
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
× Mousse – lid & transition
× Truffled – crease
× Blueberry Swirl – lower lash line
L’Oréal The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner
MAC #48 Lashes
Urban Decay Liner
Marc Jacobs Velvet Nior Mascara

▪ Lips ▪
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Stone Fox
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Moscow

FOTD // 01.18.17

Hey loves, just wanted to stop by and share with you real quick this look I created recently. I purchased my first metallic lipstick from Lime Crime and I couldn’t wait to rock it. I really enjoyed for this look turned out and I can’t wait to wear it again, maybe the next time around I will rock it with a smokey eye. For this look I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk palette; it was limited edition but honestly any neutral palette can create this look.

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Face //
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Laura Mercier Blemish-less Foundation Primer
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist
Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in Tan – highlight
MAC Copper Beech Pro Sculpting Creme – contour
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder – set highlighted areas
* Smashbox Halo Bronzing Powder – contour
ABH That Glow Kit Bronze Golden – highlight

Eyes //
L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Burnette
Essence Make Me Brow in Browny Brow
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW40 – brow highlight
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded – base
ABH Almond Shadow – lid
ABH Toffee Shadow – transition
ABH Latte Shadow – first 2/3 of the lid
ABH Glow Shadow – last 1/3 of the lid
ABH Onyx Shadow – outer corner
L’Oréal Super Slim Liquid Eye Liner
House, of Lashes Seductress Lashes

Lips //
NYX Matte Suede Lip Pencil in Subversive Socialite
Lime Crime Posh Metallic Veletine