A look inside my Colourpop Collection

Hey everyone!

With the Colourpop craze in full swing, I figured I would give you all an inside look at the pieces I have ordered from the brand in the past. With everything on their website costing only a few dollars, their prices truly cannot be beat.

I only own six pieces from them but I hope to expand my collection very soon so that it includes one of their infamous ultra matte lipsticks, which everyone in the Internet seems to be comparing to Kylie Jenner’s lip kits.

IMG_5835I have three of their  lippie stix in the colors Poppin’, a matte (which I got free when I ordered the other products), Bossy, another matte, and Juice Bar which is sheer.

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I find that I wear Juice Bar most often, probably because it is sheer and is perfect for everyday. I wore Bossy and Poppin often last semester at college for nights out, and I abolutely loved the way they looked on although they never seemed to stay on as long as I hoped they would. Maybe I will have to check out their lip liners to see if those help to prolong the wear of the lippie stix.

The other lippie stick that is pictured is actually a primer that I wanted to try out, but was unfortunately unimpressed with. Maybe my expectations were a little too high for it but I found that it really dried my lips out and did not prolong the wear of my lipstick.

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As a huge fun of YouTube beauty blogger KathleenLights, I knew for sure that I had to check out the shadows that she made with Colourpop. As a broke college student, I was not completely ready to drop $20 on the quads that she released with them, so I tested out a beautiful bronze from Where the Light Is that she made called Kathleenlights. IMG_5853

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This color looks absolutely beautiful on the lids – I love applying it with my finger rather than a brush because it works best with the formula. When paired with black liner and a warm brown in the crease, it looks absolutely stunning. It has a pearlized finish and I love the way it makes my brown eyes pop.

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I personally struggle a lot with using liquid liner, and have been searching far and wide to find an alternative. I have heard great things about cream liners, and I was not about drop a bunch of money to test one out, so I decided to give Colourpop’s in Swerve a whirl.

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When used with my Mac 210 brush, this product applies to my upper lash line like a dream. I just recently this brush with a Macy’s gift card that I had laying around and was shocked by how I was easy to get up-close-and-personal with my lash line. 10/10 would definitely recommend both the liner and brush! I have worn the liner to work and had it last all day long in the hot sun, so you know that it stays on.

All in all, I really do like all of these products, aside from the lip primer which is just kind of gimmicky to be honest. With each of these products costing either 5 or 6 dollars, I would definitely recommend trying them out.

IMG_5845IMG_5849In the coming weeks, expect some pretty cool things to be coming to the blog. I just ordered a bottle of spray on nail polish online to review and am thinking about doing a 4th of July look book so keep your eyes peeled for those :).

Leave in the comments what Colourpop products you guys love the most, I would love to check them out!

My internship style

 

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Holy new theme and awesome camera quality, Batman! Shoutout to my new friend Leanne for taking pictures of me, whom I am interning with this summer at The Collective PR in NYC. (She has a travel blog that you should totally check out!)

Earlier this week we took a trip to Bryant Park for lunch, which is only a few blocks from our office building actually. And because it was nice out, we even had a little photo shoot because why the heck not :).

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Lunch is served!

As a summer intern who is slowly learning about how “adulting” works, you need to always be sure that you are dressed to impress. For this reason, thought I would show you guys what I typically wear for my internship, for those who have yet to have one yet.

I describe my internship style as “kindergarten teacher chic” most days, but I am working on it. I sometimes feel constricted clothing wise when flats and cropped pants are the norm in my office, so I do the best I can by wearing cute colors or accessorizing.

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This day, I wore a royal blue cardigan from J. Crew Factory and this awesome black skater dress I got from Target last week for 20 bucks, along with my pair of trusty pair of black sandals.

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I would normally pair a statement necklace with this outfit, but since the dress has a high neckline I decided against it.

I love how crisp and clean the collar of this sweater looks when paired with this dress. It also matches with the majority of the outfits that I wear, easily making it a staple in my closet for this summer.

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Because I bring my computer to work with me, I have to make sure my bag is big enough to fit it, along with my wallet, chargers, makeup bag, etc. I got this adorable Kate Spade one about a month ago, and I absolutely love it because it is so roomy and sturdy.

Also, it has a zipper which is an essential in New York City. Better safe than sorry!

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And that is it! I hope you all have a great night and weekend!

My everyday summer internship face

Hi guys!

Ever since I got out of school a little over two weeks, it has been full steam ahead for me so I apologize for not having posted in a very long time. Only a few days after school let out, I started my summer internship at a PR firm, The Collective PR in New York City. Sounds glamorous right? Unfortunately, working in sweaty New York City is not quite as glamorous as Carrie Bradshaw may make it seem. But I can get into that in another post.

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As many of you may know, summertime in New York City gets HOT. And I for one am pretty much incapable of looking presentable when it gets toasty out- my makeup seems to melt right off my face! I look, quite literally, like a hot mess. But what is a girl to do when she needs to look presentable and professional in upwards of 90 degree weather, with humidity?

Let’s start with the base – the face makeup.

My skin is so incredibly dry and over time I have come to realize that I really do not need half as much coverage in my makeup as I once thought I did. So instead of using a thick foundation that will cake up my face, I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF.

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I dampen my (disgusting) beauty blender with water and then dab Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer all over my face to even out my skin. I then set the makeup into place using a big fluffy brush with Laura Mercier’s smooth finish foundation powder to ensure that everything will stay all day.

I am a 20-year old college student who stays up too late watching The Mindy Project to get even close to enough sleep. So I need a concealer that can make me look awake even though I have only had four hours of sleep and am running on coffee.

Using Bobbi Brown’s creamy concealer, I dab the peachy concealer on my dark circles then set it with the highlighting powder that is beside it. The powder is really white but manages to blends into my pasty skin seamlessly.

To put some life back into my face, I will apply bronzer and blush. I do not contour, I just use a bit of Laura Mercier’s matte bronzer to warm up my cheeks, forehead and nose and then blend some down my neck is necessary. I then apply Milani’s Luminoso to my cheeks. I love this peachy pink color – I think it would look great on a wide range of skin tones.

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Last up, eyes. To bring a bit of structure to my face, I will fill my eyebrows in with Benefit’s Gimme Brow in blonde then brush them out with a spoolie to ensure that they look natural and not overly filled in. Next, I apply a coat or two of mascara to my lashes. Right now, I’m loving Maybelline’s Lash Sensational.

A lot of the time I will not even bother with eyeshadow, but if I have extra time I will sometimes swipe a bit of ‘sin’ from my Naked palette onto my lids and then buff “naked” into my crease.

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And there you have it, my everyday summer internship makeup routine. It is easy and does not take much time at all in the morning, perfect for girls who are always running late like me.

If needed, I will touch up my face throughout the day with a bit of concealer and blush so that I appear fresh faced and awake. Let me know in the comments what you all would like to see next!

Happy Earth Day!

Hey everyone!

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I thought I would mention a couple of my favorite products that were either cruelty free or non-toxic. And no your eyes have not deceived you that is in fact a lemon in the background!

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I love my EcoTools brushes – they are so soft, cruelty free and made from recycled aluminum and bamboo. EcoTools brushes are loved by beauty editors and plenty of celebrities and the fact that they’re inexpensive helps too.

Moving into makeup, I love Too Faced products because they do not test on animals and are such ridiculously high quality. Their products blend like an absolute dream and are ones that I pull from my makeup bag on a daily basis. Plus, the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and Chocolate Bar Palette smell like a fancy dessert without the calories so what is there not to love?

Grease Lightning from LUSH is a GODSEND. It is great for my sensitive skin and zaps pimples right away with its mixture of tea tree oil, rosemary and aloe vera. And just as a heads up it is so helpful in curing razor burn! All of the products I have tried from LUSH are great and not just because they do not test on animals and use completely fresh ingredients.

And the star of the show is one of my ~newest~ obsessions; daniPro!

daniPro is a completely non-toxic nail polish that was produced by podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. Made with Undecylenic Acid and without other damaging chemicals it is a great buy. While most nail polishes typically have a strong smell I was taken aback when I found that daniPro’s scent is not overpowering at all.

daniPro is a must for clumsy girls who always seem to smudge their nails while they wait for them to dry. I personally struggle with painting my own nails, but with daniPro I had no problems at all. The formula is thin and dries quickly, which makes it easy to paint nails efficiently and without making a mess.

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