DIY Spice Drawer

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Time for a house project! I just realized that I also haven't uploaded photos of my pantry organization so I'll have to do that next! I didn't really come up with this idea on my own, I saw a YouTuber talk about her DIY spice drawer, I thought I'd do something similar with my own twist. I realized quickly that I'm not that smart because I've actually seen someone on Pinterest do something really similar as well. Oh well, to each their own. Here's to a day of thinking I was creative! Anyway, this is a really easy project and I'll show … [Read more...]

May Beauty Roundup

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End of May. Holy hannah has time flown by! I did do a video on this, but because I've got family in time, not really any time to edit. You'll probably see a few videos go up at once next weekend so go team! In the meantime, I thought I'd just do a quick post to check in and talk about some beauty for May! First is the Fig + Yarrow facial scrub. I cannot even describe how much of a favorite this is! It literally gives your skin new life. It's pretty gentle and not really gritty at all. I think the exfoliating particles are some type … [Read more...]

Pacifica Makeup Removing Wipes

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So in my quest to go more natural (mainly because I think there's a lot of good affordable products and I'm clearly a product junkie), I've started exploring the world of Pacifica. I have been on a huge makeup wipe kick as of late because they are great to keep by your bed, in your summer bag, removing swatches, doing a quick pass before you cleanse, for travel, to keep at your vanity... really they are the ninja of products. So clearly, I must try them all! I found the wipes at my local Target for around the $6 mark. That's pretty … [Read more...]

Eminence Chai Berry Blush

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So recently I've been into more "natural" beauty brands, particularly for skincare. As a product junkie, I've been totally convinced there are some hidden gems in the makeup world, too. No challenge too big or too small, I started searching for some items that would be good products regardless of their "natural" beauty label (let's be honest, there's still a lot of duds in this area though it has gotten better). I came across a few green beauty YouTubers that mentioned this Eminence blush so, naturally I ordered it on Amazon Prime and 2 days … [Read more...]

Chanel CC Cream vs Les Beiges

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So lately I've been posting pictures of my Chanel Les Beiges and the CC Cream on Instagram and lots have been asking what's the difference? A valid question for sure. I am not crazy as they are different products, even if it's slight. Similarities: -Lightweight Foundation -1 oz of Product -Smooth/Easy to Blend -Portable Plastic Packaging -Good wear time with a base/primer Differences: -[Les Beiges] SPF 15; [CC] SPF 50 -[Les Beiges] Glowy/Dewy finish; [CC] Satin, more matte finish -[Les Beiges] Sheer, less build-able; [CC] … [Read more...]

Stila Watercolor Blush

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Overview Stila recently came out with a new blush that is a pretty unique texture. It claims to be buildable, color-true pigment, long-wear, non-transfer & waterproof. I feel like it really does all those things and meets the claims. I own 4 of the 5 colors and I think all 4 I have in the range perform the same (no real variation in formula versus color). Though I haven't tested the water proof issue, these did really stain my skin after swatches and I have no issues with wear. Packaging It comes in a weird package - a "netted pot … [Read more...]

Chanel Les Beiges GRWM

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Chanel recently came out with a new collection called Les Beiges. This collection is something they've had for the past couple of years I believe, but new products launched. I did a get ready with me and swatched the products for you in the video below. Overall, this is a very sweet, adult glowy collection. It's right up my alley so it's no surprise I like what it has to offer. Overall, the products in the collection are light nude shades that run sheer. The Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation is a pretty sheer foundation that gives … [Read more...]

Smashbox Primer Water Thoughts

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I've been using the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water for a little while now and I thought I'd share my thoughts and uses for it. This product is quite interesting because it has no real priming ingredients, but for some odd reason it really works well for me. It's silicone, alcohol & oil free. While I don't feel like it does everything it claims ("hydrate your skin for hours"), I do really like this and here's why: 1. It's lightweight. It's not heavy on my skin at all so I can combine with other primers that may have more of the true … [Read more...]

Dior Summer 2015

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Dior finally released their Summer 2014 tie dye collection featuring the tie dye blushes. I say finally because I seriously felt like it was so long since I was looking at the photos on instagram. I found mine at Dior.com, but now other major retailers have started to follow suit like Nordstrom. I only picked up 2 items from the collection, but I have swatched the entire collection at the counter so I thought I'd start with my summary of that first. Eye Shadow Quads There were 2 released with the collection. The first, Contraste … [Read more...]

Little Barn Apothecary: Top 5

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If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug: @technocupcake), than you know I've had a slight obsession with Little Barn Apothecary. And by slight, I mean I've damn well bought the whole store by now. Since I've been gone for awhile (going to breeze over that little factoid...) I thought it'd be good to start of light and breezy with my top 5 products I've been trying out so far. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let me just say why I love this brand as a whole. It's simple, no fuss and perfect for everyone. Prices are reasonable (my … [Read more...]