Unboxing | Pretty Little Beauty Swap

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

Back in March I came across the Pretty Little Beauty Swap hosted by Southern Beauty Guide and Sleepy Single Girl so I was super excited to sign up again. The first round of this swap introduced me to some of my favourite products; I have actually already re-purchased Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and will need to get more Mary Kay eye makeup remover soon.

This time I was matched with Kirsten from Geeky Owl and again I love everything I received!

In this box I received--
Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion
Smashbox Full Exposure

Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Vanilla , Light Beige, and Sand
Urban Decay Revolution High-Colour Lipglosses in Kinky, Assassin, and Bittersweet
Smashbox Full Exposure

The Algenist products are very smooth and scent-free. I couldn't tell after just 2 uses if they were fiming and lifting my skin, but it did feel really nice. It made my skin super soft. They all target firming and lifting the skin, and reducing lines, winkles, and dark under eye circles. They are a bit pricey to re-purchase at $98 for the retinol serum, $65 for the eye renewal, and $94 for the cream. It's really exciting to try them first however and maybe in a few years I will think about re-buying them.

Like my first box I have already added Urban Decay's primer and Smashbox's palette to my makeup bag. Urban Decay's primer potion is just like the eye primer version in a larger bottle. It is a little liquid-y so you need to remember to gently shake the bottle before using and then it goes on like a like moisturizer. I had wanted Smashbox's Full Exposure palette because Elle Fowler had shared it in a few of her videos (and was especially impressed  that it was the size of a credit card). Because of its small size and mix of neutral and shimmery shades it's a nice travel size version of Naked.

Overall I was really happy with my PLBS box and check out the box I sent over at Geeky Owl.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

Autumn 2015 Bath and Body Works Haul

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

As you already know I am so ready for Autumn... PSLs, leaves, sweater weather... and Bath and Body Works must be thinking the same thing because fall scents are here!

Hand soaps are 4 for $18 and 6 for $24. I got all foaming soaps except my one deep cleansing Fall Lakeside Breeze I decided to try. I do feel like it makes my hands a little softer and while you still feel it on your hands a bit after washing, which I heard about in reviews, I don't mind since I think it feels like just putting on hand lotion. Even doing the 6 for $24 I wish I had gotten Crisp Morning Air (which I got in lotion form) and Maple Sugar Kiss too. I got Cozy Vanilla Bean, Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Fall Lakeside Breeze, Pumpkin Cupcake, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.

I forgot to include my Crisp Morning Air lotion above with my Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte body spray and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin lotion because I had already added to my purse as on-the-go necessity.

Bath and Body Works shea lotion socks are incredibly soft, but I mainly (ie. pretty much just) got them because the fox is adorable. Then I grabbed a hand sanitizer to replace my empty one. They are 5 for $6, but I decided I would wait on getting them.  I could not get over the Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte so I also got the body wash verison of it.

I'm waiting to buy three-wick fall candles so for now I took advantage of the 2 for $20 single wick candles with a Mahogany Teakwood (my all-time favourite) and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles.

These sponge holders were randomly over by the little lotion gift bags and sale items at the store I was shopping at. I can't find them online so I'm not sure how many stores carry them, but I'm glad I found them! I think they are so unique and perfect to decorate the bathroom a little since we haven't really decorated for the fall in the house yet. There were also little cat and owl holders where their arms held two sponges at my store.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

I Tried Kristen Leanne's Tutorial

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

I love watching YouTube makeup and beauty hauls and tutorials for inspiration even if I don't follow the tutorials for daily use. Today though I was inspired by Kristen Leanne's Starry Eyed Music Festival look to follow along step-by-step. I didn't have the same primers and high lighters, but I was super excited that she used Urban Decay's Electric palette because it's one that I rarely use. The colours are actually pigments-- so, truly bright colours you can even use as hair chalk or body paint. I typically use them as eye liners.

She did have some stars which I unfortunately did not have, but I added a little Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter in Midnight Cowboy to add a little sparkle.

While my eyeshadow looks a bit lighter in person than it photographed it was a little darker than Leanne's because I blended more. This took more time than I thought it would as my first attempt at it. If you spend a long time trying to get your wings even on a normal eye look, this will require some patience because your lid isn't a guide for how much eyeshadow you're applying and in Leanne's look the wing goes out toward your temple. You may need to stop and clean it up a little while applying, like I did.

I used the brush that came with my Urban Decay Electric palette for the eyeshadow along with these five brushes-- Elf Complexion, Concealer, Small Smudge, and Blush brushes, and a small round brush from a drug store set.

Along with my Electric palette I also used Colour Couture bright pink eyeliner, and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils in Asphyxia and Chaos under my eyes. I used the same colours from the palette as Leanne-- Savage, Gonzo, Fringe, and Urban.

On my face I used my Elf foundation and concealer both in fair (which I forgot to include above). I used Too Faced bronzer in Snow Bunny and Sephora blush in Rose over that and set it with my Guerlain Meteorites in 02. To highlight on my eyelids, at my brows, temples, and cheekbones I used Kryolan highlighter in cashmere. Then I used Benefit Watt's Up on my forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and chin. On my eyelids and just slightly under my waterline I primed with Urban Decay shadow primer potion and Pacifica shadow in etheral. I finished the look with L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Rock mascara in waterproof blackest black, baby lips sunscreen balm, Buxom lip polish in Berry Blast, and Urban Decay Heavy Metal in Midnight Cowboy.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee ♥

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