Friday, February 27, 2015

Lush Grass Shower Gel!

Recently I took a trip to Lush and picked up the Lush Grass Shower Gel. At first I didn't think I would like the smell as it is packed with wheatgrass and neroli and I thought it would be too strong but when the lovely ladies at Lush mixed it with my all time favorite shower gel Olive Branch I couldn't help but love it!  It is so lovely and refreshing and is the perfect uplifting scent to start your day.  Wheatgrass and neroli have amazing qualities for your skin as well. Wheatgrass specifically is full of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals for your skin.  Alone I still find this scent too strong for me, but with the gentle scent of the Olive Branch I really love it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hourglass Modernist Palette!

How gorgeous is this palette? This month Hourglass released their new Modernist Shadow palettes. The moment I saw this palette I fell in love. The shades are absolutely gorgeous and I love the intricate design and packaging.  I really like the beautiful chocolate packaging and large mirror but of course the shades are the best part. Hourglass released 7 different Modernists palettes but I was most attracted to the set Monochrome. Each palette features 5 shades with a mix of matte, satin, and shimmer. Each shade is highly pigmented and although it is powder is has a creamy smooth texture.  Although I am still really attached to my Naked 3 Palette this comes in as a close second and it is definitely easier to bring around in your make up bag! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clinique Chubby Sticks!

Hello everyone! Meet my new obsession my Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in the shade 03 Budding Blossom. I think by now everyone has had a Clinique Chubby Stick and loved it but I have never gotten around to picking one up myself especially since they area a bit pricey. But with how warm the weather has been recently my lips have been so dry and I have been in desperate search for some kind of relief. I am already a huge fan of the Clinique Moisture Surge moisturizer for my skin and so I decided to try this for my lips. 
And now I can see what all of the fuss is about. It is so smooth and moisturizing and immediately hydrates my lips when I apply it. I also find this color refreshing and beautiful. I think it both suits Winter and Summer as it is so light. 
What is your favorite shade of Chubby Sticks? 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adorable Benefit Mirror Gift with Purchase!

How adorable is this mirror?! Last week when I was shopping for new products Benefit had an offer for a gift with purchase! Along with this adorable mirror came several samples including a mini Porefessional Primer, a Rose Tint cheek and lip stain, and a They're Real mascara!
I just think this mirror is so sweet and perfect for your handbag or for travel! I love that it is so big and can sit itself up but its also super light! 
I absolutely love it and if you get the chance be sure to pick one up before its gone!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Benefit Hervana Blush | My Go To Blush this Spring!

If you read my post yesterday you will know that I am looking forward to Spring to begin! I can't wait for Spring and Summer fashion and I love the lightweight and easy make-up trends that come along with it! While I was at Benefit over the weekend I also purchased the Hervana blush. I liked this blush because I thought the swirl of colors was really beautiful and I was interested in the purple tones that were mixed with the soft nudes and pinks. I've never really looked at Benefit blushes before because I found the packaging a little bit annoying because it is so bulky but when I saw this one I couldn't help myself!
The ladies at Benefit kindly helped me and told me that with the purple tones this blush would suit my skin as I tend to have really red skin! The purple would help soften the redness and help me accomplish the blush that I'm looking for rather than adding more redness with a more pink blush!
It seemed to make sense to me and aside from the bulky packaging I absolutely adore this blush already. It applies really smoothly and is a beautiful color!
If you have red or more pink blushing skin I would love to hear your recommendations for a blush that might have more purple tones in it to offset the redness! Otherwise I think you might really like it!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Big Easy Benefit BB Cream!

   With the promise of Spring approaching I am already keen to embrace a laid back summer inspired make-up routine. While a lot of the world is still experiencing storms and snow it has been so hot here at home and I can't help but want to wear as little make-up as possible!
   With that in mind over the weekend I went to get my eyebrows done at the Brow Bar in Benefit and I came across the Big Easy BB Cream by Benefit. I love BB creams especially in the Spring and Summer when I can't bother myself with applying a heavy loaded foundation everyday!  The Big Easy BB Cream caught my eye as it is 'liquid to powder' product. As my skin tends to be oily I look for BB creams that will have this effect because it won't leave my skin looking too shiny so I won't have to bother with a heavy powder afterwards.
Another quality I love with this BB cream is that it has an SPF of 35 which cancels one more step in my morning skin routine which is ideal for me on those lazy days!
A few other qualities the Big Easy BB Cream has includes balancing moisture and controlling oil production on your skin which I think sounds amazing, it is supposed to even out skin texture, and it even self adjusts to exact skin tones!
My color is the shade 01 in Fair and I already love using this product in my skin routine. It is so easy to use and buildable in places you still need a little more coverage. I use this product with a foundation brush but if you would like a little more coverage you can use your fingers which will give slightly stronger coverage.
I am actually getting quite excited for Spring and Summer although I wouldn't mind a break from this heat! If you have a  favorite BB Cream you love or another product you are looking forward to getting back into this Spring/Summer I would love to hear what they are in the comments below!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Ipsy Glam Bag!

One of my favorite times of the month! It is Ipsy Glam Bag time! This month I absolutely fell in love with my Glam Bag! To start this month's bag is so cute! I love the February Valentine's inspired products! 
My absolute favorite product this month is the Luxie 504 Large Angled Brush. I love the baby pink brush and rose gold metal holding. The brush hairs are so beautiful and soft and I am so happy that I can add it to my collection of make up brushes!
 I also received a Model Co Cosmetics blush in the shade Peach Bellini. The color is absolutely stunning and has a slight gold shimmer undertone. It feels so creamy and smooth and I am so excited to use this through the Spring.
Next in the bag is the City Color Creamy Lip Stain. It is a really lovely rosy nude color. I like it because it is really long lasting and lightweight!
I also received a Joy a Studio fragrance in the scent No. 1 the scent was okay, but isn't my absolute favorite. I like it but I don't think I would purchase a full size.
Lastly this month I received a Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil. I really don't like the smell of this oil but from what I have read online,  it should have really amazing hydrating and soothing qualities for skin.
Every month I love receiving my Ipsy bag but this month has been one of my favorites so far!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas! | Brittany Leland

Hi everyone today I just wanted to share with you a few of my Valentine's Day gift ideas!! These are perfect for your boyfriend/girlfriend/bestfriend or whoever you need to give a gift to!! I hope you guys enjoy the video! Be sure to leave a comment below if you like these ideas or share some of your gift ideas!! :) Have a lovely day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Favorite Make-Up Brushes!

Hello everyone! Isn’t it amazing what great make-up brushes can do for your make-up? I can never help myself from buying a new brush they are just so fresh and pretty! So today I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite brushes. Now I don’t know if I necessarily use these brushes the right way they are supposed to be used but they work for me pretty well so I thought I would share them with you. 
I do have a range in brushes ranging from more high end M.A.C. brushes to moderate price brushes from Real Techniques. So lets get started!

  1. The Real Techniques Contour Brush: Now this brush was made for contouring but I have started using this brush for foundation. I like it because the bristles are rounded at the end which makes it perfect for getting the foundation blended all over your face. It can fit into the little parts of your face like the side of your nose or around your eyes.
  2. The Real Techniques Buffing Brush: This brush is made for buffing which I’m not sure exactly what that is! So I just use it for my powder. I love this brush because it is dense enough to give great coverage! And it is so soft!!
  3. The Real Techniques Blush Brush: For once I’m using the right brush for the right make-up. This is a great brush because it has a really light touch for applying blush not too strong and blending gently into your skin. 
  4. The M.A.C. 100 Brush: I love this angled contour brush. It has really soft bristles and is perfect for both contouring and highlighting.
  5. The M.A.C. 224 Brush: I love this brush for blending my eyeshadow as well as applying highlighter to under my brow line.
  6. The M.A.C. 212 Brush: I use this brush for doing a smoky eyeliner along my lash line.
  7. The Nickak New York Blending Eye Shadow Brush: I love using this for blending smoky looks in the crease of my eye.
  8. The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Brush: I just love using these brushes in general for whatever eye shadows I’m using. It’s super nice quality and blends the eyeshadows really beautifully.
What're your favorite make up brushes?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Topshop Lipstick | My Favorite Color: Innocent

Hi guys! The other day I took a quick trip shopping at Nordstrom and made my way to my favorite department! Topshop! When I made my way to the front I found the counter holding Topshop make-up. Before now I’ve never gotten a chance to try Topshop make-up as none of the shops have ever sold them so I was so excited to try something! I picked out the Topshop Lipstick in the color Innocent. It is kind of a mauve dusty pink color.  I think it can create so many beautiful looks from everyday casual make up looks to sophisticated and sweet night looks. I didn’t know how much I would love it only because I didn’t know what Topshop quality would be like but it is so lovely. It is really creamy and moisturizing and now I want to try so many other colors!

What is your favorite Topshop lipstick? :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Treat Jars!

Hello everyone! Today I’m just writing a quick post, I couldn’t help but share with you these ADORABLE jars!  I was shopping at Target and found these in the $3 section. I thought these were such a great deal and adorable for my pantry. I filled these jars with treats like cookies and my favorite cereal. But I think they would also be great to hold make-up products, office supplies, and other foods.
What's your favorite ways to store treats?

Monday, February 2, 2015

January Favorites Video!

Hi everyone! These are my January favorites!! I've been loving so many things the last few months and I also got a chance to share with you some of my favorite things that I received for Christmas! Make sure if you haven't gotten the chance to go subscribe to my channel! Thank you so much! I would love to know what your favorites have been this month!!