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Too Faced Candle Light Powder

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I know that I am a little late to thing product but hey better late then never right! I love new products just as much as any other gal but I don’t know what it is about over hyped products that makes me just a little reluctant. I kind of like to test it out a couple times and listen to my friends and favorite bloggers before I commit. During the VIB even I decided to take the plunge and purchase the Too Faced Candle Light Powder and I am so glad that I did! I am not an expert in contouring and highlighting by any means but I do like a nice glow to my face when I am going out to a nice dinner or even just to make myself feel good. This powder is so amazing I am almost sad I didn’t get it sooner! It gives such a beautiful glow and vibrance to you skin that people will think that you either walk around with this natural glow or you had an awesome nap! Its not too sparkly which I really love since I’m not huge into shimmer on my face and its so creamy for a powder that it doesn’t look chalky when you apply it. I like to brush it on right on my cheek bones and under my eyes but sometimes I even will dust some onto my eyelids for a nice subtle glow. I am so glad that I just bit the bullet and got this! If any of you have it and have a fun way to use it let me know I would love to try! Or just share your favorite glow powders!

xoxo Val

December Birchbox

December Birchbox

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this months birchbox with you all! I am honestly so so excited about everything that I got! I was kind of nervous because I ended up missing the time frame to pick a sample for my box and by the time I saw it all of them were unavailable =(. When I did receive, it took me less then a second to rip open the box to see what treats I got, and can we talk about how awesome this months holiday box is! Anything gold I am usually a fan of (shocking right!) I can not wait to see what all of you got and hear what some of your favorites were. I am really looking forward to trying the plumping line from Davines. Talk to you all soon!

Lush Re-Stock


I am a total Lushie, I think their products are so fun and work like a dream. After discovering their facial products a couple years back I have been hooked ever since and it is what I always come back to. I feel like I am always trying new products and some times they work and other times my skin is left in a total mess but I always can count on the wonderful products from Lush to balance my skin. After finishing off the last of my supplies of it I decided to re-stock on my favorites and share with all of you what I got. For my cleanser my favorite hands down is the Fresh Farmacy. I love this because it is a calamine based soap that really works at calming your skin and reducing any redness. There is also lavender to smooth dry areas and tons of tea tree to help clear up any blemishes! The toner I use is the Tea Tree Water which helps brighten dull skin and helps with any blemishes one may have (see the theme here!) and helps control your oil. Vanishing Cream is the moisturizer I have come to love because not only is it light but it uses witch hazel which helps to minimize and clear out clogged pores. One of my favorite things about the moisturizer is the scent, I am a hug lavender fan and one of the main ingredients just so happens to be lavender which balances out your skin.  Life can get crazy and hectic but thanks to all these awesome products my skin can be balanced and calm even if life isn’t! I would love to hear what some of your favorite products from Lush are or any suggestions as to what else I can try!

xoxo Val

Recents from Sephora



Hi everyone! I can not believe its December already, I feel like this year has flown by! With crazy school, work and social calendars I guess its easy to see how weeks and months just kind of blended together. I know this post is a little late but I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying this holiday shopping as mush as I am. I was brave enough to head out on black Friday like many others (I know call me crazy), I honestly love going and not because of the deals (but I’m not complaining I love a good deal) but its a tradition my mom and I share and I really love that. I did mange to get my hands on some goodies but some I had to save for christmas, ugh! These are some of the treasures that I picked up from Sephora for myself and I am super excited to try! I love when the holidays come around because they always have the best gift packages that allows you to try so many different products without committing to the full size. Everyone has been buzzing about this Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara and I was super excited to try this and as well as these products Josie Maran which I mean who wouldn’t love her stuff!Also being the skin products lover that I am I had to scoop up this little set from Boscia and the buzzed about Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I am super excited if you couldn’t tell to begin trying all of these and hopefully report back with some of my favorites. If any of you have tried them I would love to hear your thoughts or read your reviews so reach out! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

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