July 29, 2013

One Dollar Monday!

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I was inspired by Nouveau Cheap to share some of my favorite products that are just one dollar.

I love this brush because it is the quality of a more high end brush, and yet it is so inexpensive. I have washed this brush a million times, and still I find it is still fluffy and soft. 

This is my go to primer. It goes on sheer, and blends to be smooth and create a matte canvas for your shadow. I put this on before my eye makeup, and even when I don't wear shadow I still put this on so my eyelids do not get oily. 

This liquid liner is so pigmented. It goes on super black, and once it dries it stays in place for the entire day. The only problem I find with this liner is that the formula is slightly wet, so just keep your eyes closed for a few seconds before continuing with your makeup. 

This lipstick is so gorgeous! It may just be a dupe for MAC Show Orchid. This lipstick is so creamy and pigmented, and lasts for ages on the lips. It has a cool blue shimmer that is super unique and makes your teeth look really white too. 

 I love this quad! These shadows are so pigmented and they blend so easily. As you can see from the packaging, I have used this quad to death, and I especially love the white-gold shade on the left side of the quad. All the shades have a hint of shimmer, but numbers 2 and 3 are mostly matte. You can use numbers 1 and 4 for a neutral everyday look, or add shadows 2 and 3 for a smokey nighttime look.

I love all of these products, and would most definitely repurchase them and highly recommend them.

What are some of your one dollar products that you absolutely love?

xx BB

July 28, 2013

My Little Summer Trip

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I finally decided to share my trip to Stanford, San Francisco, and Northern California. Here are a few photos.

Stanford:: the school halls | church courtyard | secret gardens | China Town:: the streets | wall art | Union Square:: the streets (before the shopping) | Northern California:: Cambria | Hearst Castle:: on the steps with the seeester | secret gardens | the indoor pool | On the road again!
Have you been on the road recently?

xx BB

My Daily Makeup | FOTD #4 & Get Ready With Me!

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My daily makeup tends to change, but I have been loving this routine for the last few days, so I thought I would share it with you all. 


Covergirl oil control powder foundation
Rimmel stay matter powder
Clinique quick corrector
NYC bronzer: Sunny
Physician's Formula sexy booster blush: natural
ELF eyeshadow quad: nouveau neutrals (matte medium brown through brows)


ELF eyelid primer
MAC paint pot: bare study
Physician's Formula eyeshadow quad:  canyon classics (cream on lid, matte medium brown in crease)
Loreal HIP eyeshadow duo: electrified (matte purple in the outer corner)
Milani liquid eye pencil: brown
Maybelline lash discovery mascara


Revlon lip butter: peach parfait

I love this neutral, easy look. It looks effortless and easy, and feels light and airy.

To see me get ready, using these products, watch my latest "get ready with me!"

What is your favorite neutral look?

xx BB

July 25, 2013

FOTD #3 | Frosty and Fresh

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Today I have a FOTD for you all- something fresh and easy with a bit of a twist. I have been playing around with a few new products, and I thought I would share the results. 


MAC Studio Fix: NC35
Clinique Quick Corrector: Moderately Fair
MAC Blush: Peony Petal
Mary Kay Brow Pencil: Blonde


ELF Eyelid Primer: Sheer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow: Barely Branded (lid), Cool Crush (inner corner)
ELF Eyeshadow: Day to Night (white gold-lid)
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow: Twilight Rays (lavender- inner corner)
MAC Eyeshadow: Texture (crease)
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara: Black
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara: Black


Arbonne Lip Polish: Venus

I how easy this look was, and yet how fun and fresh it turned out. I think this might be my new summer go-to look. 

Do you have a look you have been loving this summer?

xx BB

July 24, 2013

My Summer Makeup Routine

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Throughout the summer I have been wearing minimal makeup. However, when I do "put on my face," I wear light makeup and only use a few products. For the past few weeks, I have been wearing lots of mascara and a bright lip to focus on my eyes and bring color to my face. Here's what I've been wearing:

The Products::

MAC Studio Fix: I love this full coverage powder in the summer time because it gives you flawless skin without feeling too heavy. I like to apply the powder with the ELF powder brush, which applies the powder really smoothly and helps it blend easily. The shade is NC35.

Clinique Quick Corrector: I like this product because it applies like liquid concealer and dries like a cream concealer, with really nice coverage. I apply this minimally on my under eyes and on major blemishes. The shade is Moderately Fair.

Mark Kay Eyebrow Pencil: I like this dry, waxy pencil to give shape to my brows. I fill them in quickly and brush them through with a spooly for natural looking brows. The shade is blonde.

Physician's Formula Organic Wear Mascara: This mascara really brings the focus to my eyes, and holds up in the heat! I apply a coat of mascara, let it dry, and let go back in and apply one more coat for extra volume. It hols a curl and does not flake or smudge either. 

NYC Color Wheel Blusher: When I want a natural flush to my cheeks, I always turn to this blush. It is very pigmented and blends beautifully, and gives my cheeks a rose-y glow without looking overdone. The shade is Rose Glow.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick: The entire summer I have been obsessed with this color. It is a deep berry shade with a creme finish that is gorgeous and flatters my fair complexion. The shade is 09.

These products have been my holy grail summer products.

What have you been wearing this summer?

xx BB

What's on My Playlist? | July

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I have been studying at Stanford and traveling around Northern California for a few weeks now (photos to come), and throughout these last four weeks I have discovered some awesome music. So I thought I would do an extra long post to tell you about some tunes I have been enjoying since I have been gone.

I have been loving loads of different kinds of music, and some of these are classics that I will be loving for a long time. 

What music have you been enjoying this summer?

xx BB