Thursday, October 31, 2013

e.l.f Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths Review

Last week on one of my beauty hauls I picked up e.l.f's makeup remover cleansing cloths. I  heard that they were pretty good, so I decided that I would test them myself! These were super affordable, in fact, all e.l.f. products are! The question is do they work?

Packaging :

The e.l.f cleansing cloths come in a black baby wipe style package with a pop open dispenser. This is literally identical to a baby wipe packaging. It is very easy to pull out the wipe and convenient.


Each packet will include 20 ready to use cloths.


These cleansing cloths state that they will easily cleans skin and will remove all traces of makeup and dirt including waterproof mascara. They also state that they will work on any skin types including sensitive skin. They are infused with Aloe Vera Extract to add hydration and moisture.
In my opinion they did do a good job removing makeup. I have used them 3 different times lately with a regular makeup look, a dark smoky eye, and with waterproof mascara. Each time it easily removed my makeup.
These cloths do leave a "moisturized" feel to your skin. It feels almost like a cream was applied. I wouldn't use this as your only cleansing before bed though! I do recommend it as a makeup remover, but you will still definitely want to cleanse your face as normal. I have combination to oily skin and felt that the extra moisturizers would be great for dryer skin. On the other hand if you tend to wear a good bit of makeup some removers do tend to dehydrate skin, so using these moisturizing remover cloths would be a bonus and would help put back that moisture.

Overall :

I would give it an A! I will definitely keep these on hand for easy makeup removal and to touch up minor makeup mistakes! They don't need a lot of elbow grease to use in removing your makeup and are definitely gentle on skin. This is also very budget friendly at under $3.00 per bag of 20. I say give them a try!

These opinions are mine. I was not paid to review or try this product by any company.
Stay tuned for my October favorites video post and the review of my Erin Condren Life Planner! It was shipped yesterday and I am still waiting patiently to arrive at my door! Aaah! I can't wait to share it with you guys! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Beauty Haul Part Two

Here is part two of my beauty haul! I decided not to include my home office haul but will throw that in with my Erin Condren planner review! It is scheduled to ship in two days, so hopefully I will have it within a week!

Have a great Sunday!!!

Currently Craving: What's On My List

Hey loves! I hope you are all ready for your weekend! I know I am! I've been doing some shopping and browsing lately and here are a few things I've come across that are on my shopping list!

1) I really want to try this Smoky Cool pallet from Bobbi Brown. You can pick it up for about $50. I really love the shimmering silver shades! This is going to be my next cosmetic purchase!
2) I am in love with these Michael Kors booties! I found these at Belk for $225. I might break down and get them!
3) Do you not love this phone? I want it! Don't ask me what I would do with a crazy big phone, but its totally girly and adorable! This one was also at Belk for $89.
4) Ok I saw this the other day and didn't get it. I have regretted it since. I have been to two other places trying to pick it up and there is none! This is the Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Leave in spray. This is supposed to help prevent hair breakage and strands from falling out. I wanted to try it out!
5) I love these adorable elephant book ends! Did I mention I collect elephants?
6)I came across this chandelier online and thought it would look really cute in a bedroom since it was small. It would give a smaller space a luxurious feel! It's on the list!

on my list

Have a fabulous weekend!!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

How to Fill in Brows Tutorial : Part One - Using a Gel and Powder Duo

In my opinion your makeup is not complete until your brows are filled in! Filling in brows and grooming them can totally transform your makeup look. I think it gives a more polished and complete look! Here is a quick  picture tutorial on using a gel and powder duo. I will do a part two with your basic brow pencil as well.

1) Grab your tools! For this tutorial I am going to use a gel and powder duo from elf cosmetics. You can pick this up for under $4.00! It comes with a dual brush inside, but I'm also going to use a brow brush from Avon. I am also using a brow comb.
2) This is the before picture! Nothing is on my brows yet!
3) Dip your brush in your brow gel. You don't need a lot. It goes on very well and has great coverage.
4) I start at the inner part of my brow and work my way to the outer side. I am doing the bottom of the brow area first.
5) Working toward the middle of the brow.
6) This shows the outer edge. The outside of the brow is going to be thinner than the inside.
7) I tapered off the end and made sure it was where it needed to be as far as length. You definitely don't want to make your brows appear too long! Be careful of that! You should have a defined brow area.
8) Using my brush and gel I am going to start working on the top of the inner part of my brow. Make sure you don't go too high!
9) After that I will define the brow and make sure the brow shape is where I want it to be!
10) Once your shape or outline is complete you are going to want to fill in the sparse areas with the gel. Again a little goes a long way!
11) To set the gel I used the powder that was included in my duo. I am using the included applicator for this step. Just dab the bush in the powder and pat onto the brow area.
12) After I have finished with the brow duo I like to use a brow comb to finish grooming my brows. The brush side will help eliminate any gel that is too "thick" looking or any "clumpy" areas.  You can also use a clear brow gel or setting gel (looks like a clear mascara) to hold thicker brows into place! I skipped this step today.
Below step 12 shows a filled brow versus a non filled brow. Can you see the difference it makes??
Viola! The completed look.
Stay tuned for part two of my brow tutorial when I show you how to fill brows using a pencil! Its super easy!!
I hope you are all having a fabulous week!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beauty Haul Part One

Wow! I've been trying to work on getting these videos up for quite a while now. Then of course the only time I actually was able to work on them was a night, which explains the horrible lighting! I am still working on part two and will have that up in a day or two! I am also super excited about my Erin Condren life planner that I recently ordered! I will be doing a review of that and explaining all the great details when it arrives! It is scheduled to ship on October 28th, which happens to be my birthday! Ok guys, here is part one of my beauty haul!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far! Take care!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Whats coming up...

I'm super excited to share some of my shopping hauls with you guys! I will be doing videos for these and plan to start those this week! I am also patiently waiting on my Erin Condren planner!! I will be giving a review of that as well.

As of now I have a beauty haul to work on and a home office haul. I have tons of posts planned and am working on them now! I can't wait to share all this great stuff with you guys! I hope you are all having a great week so far!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Photo Update and What's New

I could not begin to tell you the craziness that has been my life over the past couple of weeks. I am still waiting on things to settle back down and praying all goes well. In the meantime here are a few snaps via instagram of what's been going on!

This was an idea for Halloween makeup...vintage/retro look.

Flower petal in my yard.                                          Our chocolate fountain and wine night.

A message from my neighbor via fb                      Handbag and my nails

Newest clutch bag                                                 Sparkles, chevron, and anchors away

Gloria Jeans coffee a must!                                  Willie Jewels BBQ yum!

Time to relax                                                         This kitten is adorable!

Autumn and myself night out                                me and the hubby

Catching up...                                                         New mahogany brown hair.

I hope you are all having a fabulous week! Stay tuned for my latest shopping haul post to see what goodies I picked out!