Makeup Party: Feeling (Pumpkin) Spicy ft. Sugarpill

One of my all time favorite eyeshadows is Sugarpill's Pressed Pigment / Eyeshadow in Pumpkin Spice and so I was super excited when they released it again this year along with a liquid lipstick version of the same color! Right when the Sugarpill package arrived at my door, I immediately threw it on with some other Sugarpill things I have to create this look. I was inspired with a reverse smokey eye look that I saw on Instagram, but I can't remember who it was.
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Review & Swatches: Too Cool For School Artify After School BB Foundation Lunch Box in Healthy Skin #30

So.... it's been awhile. I mentioned it on Instagram, but I got overwhelmed with work and then trying to do Blogmas that I had to stop. I was really motivated to do it and then I started to lose some sleep. I also felt like the quality of my posts wasn't as high as I wanted to be and so I started to get upset about that as well.

I'm going to go more into it on another post, but just wanted to say Whoops and that I tried! Also wanted to say Merry Christmas!!

Now, this post is going to be about the Too Cool For School Artify After School BB Foundation Lunch Box SPF37 PA++ in Healthy Skin #30! It includes a BB Cream, concealer, and cream highlighter all in one! This product was one of the few bases that actually had a shade close to my actual skin tone and that was the biggest reason on why I wanted to try this out. I can't seem to find details on how much product there is for the concealer and highlighter, but I believe there's 40 mL of the BB Cream and this 3-in-1 retails for around $17 depending on where you buy it from.
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Makeup Party: The Start of Something New | #Blogmas Day 14

This is not a High School Musical post, but I couldn't resist! For the look, I pretty much wanted to try out some new things that I've recently purchased. I wasn't really aiming for something in particular though and just played around with what I had. Like some other looks I've done, I went for a more angular smoked out eye look but it kind of looks weird straight on. In the post, I'm going to kind of ignore the stuff I've used before and mostly address the newer things I played with. 

Also side note - there's a too warm nose contour going on and that was an accident. I was doing an eye shading thing in the inner corner that I've some some of my favorite YouTubers do, but then it started to go more down and became a nose contour. 

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Asian Beauty Haul ft. Holika Holika, Too Cool For School and Etude House | #Blogmas Day 13

I'm very much an Asian Beauty lover. I've mainly been into Korean Beauty because of how much K-pop I listen to and the rising trend of Korean Beauty products in western stores like Sephora and Ulta. I placed some orders on Jolse recently and they just came in! I say recently, but these orders were probably were from 3 weeks to a month ago. Besides Memebox which has a headquarters in the USA, I mostly use global stores that are based in South Korea and so a lot of my orders take forever to get to me. I really can't wait to use all of these products though and so I got so impatient for them to arrive!

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Favorites: 2016 Base + Cheek Products! | #Blogmas Day 12

I'm starting a bit early on my 2016 Favorites this year! I looked back on my past favorites and I definitely see some repeaters from the 2015 Favorites posts too. I had to be honest to myself and admit that I don't actually use blush that often too and so I combined my favorites for both the colored face and base products into one post.

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Review & Swatches: Glossier Generation G in Zip and Leo | #Blogmas Day 11

I feel like Glossier has become a real "It Brand" in terms of the beauty blogging world. Something about their low maintenance products and minimalistic packaging is really appealing and social media friendly. Most of their skincare stuff have been hit or miss for me but their makeup has been amazing! I've had the Generation G in Zip and Leo since the launch (and even featured Leo in a favorites post) and now it's time for the full review! Each tube contains 0.07 ounces / 2 grams of product and retails $18 on the Glossier website.

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Unsung Heroes #1 | #Blogmas Day 10

I've read some "Unsung Heroes" posts since I started blogging and it's always been one of the things I also wanted to start. I get so caught up on current releases that I sometimes ignore things that may be too boring at the time to read about. I also don't talk about a lot of base or non-colored products a lot since I can swatch them super well since they'll just look like nothing on the skin. 

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My Current Face | #Blogmas Day 9

I'm actually a day late with this post. Whoops! I'm going to slightly weave in some life updates as well but I swear it's related to why I've been doing this face lately! 

I didn't say it outright, but my good work news from 1-2 months ago was that I got a promotion. Whoohoo! After that, work started to pick up and there were some changes that added a lot of work load on my already busy schedule. I wake up early enough to get to work by 7-7:20 AM and I also usually leave by 6:30 PM. While I do still like to experiment with my face looks, I've been relying on face and eye favorites and just playing up with my lips.

There's also someone new in my department and I'm trying to assert my dominance with my strong lip color. ๐Ÿ˜  Just kidding. I'm like the second youngest at my company and pretty much a baby. I don't scare or intimidate anyone with my lack of adult skills. 

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An Ode to Subtle Fresh Dewy Products | #Blogmas Day 8

This post is going to be a combo post for my love of natural dewy looks and subtle highlighters! I still love a good shiny highlighter that can be seen from space, but I work in an office and that's not always appropriate. The drier winter air has also not been kind to my already dry/dehydrated skin and so I've been doing what I can to put the dewyness back into my face.

Almost all of these products have been in constant rotation as well and so they've gotten pretty grubby. I did my best to clean things off, but they've definitely looked better. My skin type is normally dry but it does fluctuate depending on the weather. To hopefully make things easier, I'm going to give some recommendations based on skin types below!

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Review & Swatches: Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Lipstick in Reign | #Blogmas Day 7

Metallic liquid lipsticks have been so on trend lately and one of the first ones I've tried is the Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Lipstick in Reign. It's described as a "deep metallic copper" and it's more on the brown side instead of orange. Think of a new US penny but a bit darker and more metallic and that's what I see in Reign. I'm normally a matte or cream lipstick kind of person and I don't even like shimmery products, but there's something about the metallic finish that I love and apparently want all over my eyes and lips. Reign contains 0.11 ounces / 3.00 mL of product and retails for $18 on the Kylie Cosmetics website.

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Red Lips, Tips, and Picks | #Blogmas Day 6

My first makeup love was the classic red lip and if you've read my blog before, you will notice lots and lots of lip stick posts with mostly red lipsticks. As we're entering the holiday season and getting closer to winter, red lip season is also back!

I'm not saying these are the greatest tips since I'm not a professional, but the tips below are what I do to help me with a long lasting and comfortable red lip look. I also included my personal choices of what I'm going to use this year for my red lip choices!

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Review & Swatches: Chosungah22 24H Raybeam Cream in Shimmer Bronze | #Blogmas Day 5

White packaging and white backgrounds are the bane of my existence. I need to get more creative with my background and maybe get a black board... But that isn't what this post is about!

A few months ago, I bought the Chosungah22 24H Raybeam Cream in Pink Glow (review here) and fell in love with it and I still use it now all the time. When the Sephora sale came around, I decided to pick up Shimmer Bronze as well and that's what I'll be reviewing today! Like Pink Glow, Shimmer Bronze is a sheer shimmery cream that helps highlight the face in a natural and dewy way. Each pot contains 0.51 ounces / 14 grams of products and retails for $28.

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Sephora Haul-iday! Part 2 ft. Skincare + Fragrance | #Blogmas Day 4

Part 2 of my Sephora haul! This time, it's all about the skincare and fragrance stuff I got with the 20% off VIB sale. I went into the sale only really wanting one skincare item since my original bottle was running out, but ended up spending way more than I thought because of some good news at work. Whoops ๐Ÿ˜…
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Review & Swatches: Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 268 Candeur et Experience | #Blogmas Day 3

This item may be my most expensive single item purchase ever. The Chanel Les 4 Ombre in Candeur et Experience is a satin eyeshadow quad that is mostly a warm brown palette but has that surprisingly wearable red that makes it stand out. I've looked in so many places and everything I've read is that it's a permanent palette, but I can't find it in stock anywhere but the Chanel website. The palette contains 2 grams / 0.07 ounces of product and retails for $61. 

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Sephora VIB Haul-iday! Part 1 ft. Makeup Products | #Blogmas Day 2

My Sephora haul from the recent VIB sale is a massive one and so it'll be split into two posts - one with makeup (this one) and the other will be with skincare products + fragrance. This sale got me to Rouge status and I don't know how I feel about that... 

My main focus for this haul in terms of makeup was to get some new bronzers and face products. Besides one eye product that I've been wanting for a year, I think I did a pretty good job!

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Review & Swatches: Pony Effect Customizing Lip Palette | #Blogmas Day 1

My first #Blogmas post!

As previously mentioned in other blog posts, I'm a fan of Pony Effect and Pony Makeup. Fortunately for me, I'm also a Memebox Ambassador and was sent the Pony Effect Customizing Lip Palette* for free to test out and play with. It's a 10 pan lip palette that features a handy thumb insert, a metal plate for mixing, and a pretty good mirror. There's also a mini double ended tool that has a lip brush and a silicone spatula type product to help scoop up product from the pans. There is 11 grams / 0.38 ounces of product and can be found on Memebox for $30 if you're in the US. I believe the $30 price is when it's on a promotion, but it's currently out of stock and not on the website for me to double check.
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