Friday, October 31, 2014

October Beauty Favorites!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all will have a great, fun, and safe Halloween! I will not be dressing up this year, but I will be celebrating the holiday by attending the Lakers game tonight! Yay!

Since it's the end of the month, I bring to you my favorite beauty products that I loved using! :)

Have a good one! :) 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

REVIEW: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin

Within the past several years, I've heard so many people raving about the It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In products, and I admit that I happened to have gotten my hands on the original one a while back. Pricey little thing I must say, but it worked well for my hair making it smooth, soft and shiny in a good and healthy way. I also heard that the one with "plus keratin" was even better than the original, so I picked up a duo set at Target when I saw two for the price of one this past summer. My expectations were high. I loved the original one so much, so this one had to be better right, because it's PLUS keratin?! Keratin is good for your hair!? Well, after trying this product out here and there for the past several months, I have to say that it's not a favorite of mine. Although it smells extremely good, it doesn't do much for my hair with the exception that it detangles it.

The instructions states to apply it to damp hair and comb through. I've done that multiple times, and I've also used it directly on my dry hair alone. Some days I feel like it makes my hair silky and soft, and other days I feel as if my hair is just bland and weighed down with product. I've gone back to my BioSilk Silk Therapy serum, which I love, and I prefer over this. I seriously thought that the Plus Keratin product would take over my love for my BioSilk when I first purchased it, but I was wrong. You know how it seems to work for you the first couple of times and then it kind of stops? Yup, I think that's what happened.

Maybe it's my hair type, or maybe it's because I like another product more, but I will say that it is a very good smelling hair detangler. I was just expecting more out of this four ounce bottle that retails at most stores for $20. What do you guys think about this product? Hit or miss? I so badly wanted to enjoy this product! :\

The 10 things that this product is supposed to do for your hair.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Manicure Monday: Pink/Nude Nails!

This simple manicure is probably one of my favorites that I've done. I always enjoy painting my nails a nude shade that is slightly pink, and I enjoy some shine and glitter with that too! I am wearing Zoya's "Rue," and Butter London's "Dubs." 

Zoya's "Rue" is from the Naturel Collection and can be described as a cool-toned nude pink. It's very opaque, and leaves you with a beautiful cream finish. I absolutely love this shade! (2 coats)

Butter London's "Dubs" contains fine pink and silver glitter with larger circular silver glitter. This is a textured glitter so once it dries it has that rough surface that was once so popular back a year or two ago. This lacquer stays put since the polish eventually hardens on your nail, and if I could, I would wear glitter on my nails all the time, but I hate taking it off because it takes forever! My suggestion to save yourself some time in the future is to wear a base coat or a layer of a cream lacquer underneath the glitter, so that it's easier to take off in the future. It works for me all the time! Save yourself the struggle! (2 coats)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

DEAL: Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation for $2.59!

Alright couponers, and beauty deal seekers alike, Rite Aid has Maybelline Cosmetics for 40% off this week, and to make this deal even sweeter, you can score the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation for $2.59*! How? Continue reading for the breakdown!

From Rite Aid Weekly Ad 10/26 - 11/01

Here's the breakdown:

*Note that prices may vary regionally and by store.*

You're welcome! ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Heart Fall Tag! :)

It is almost November! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! BUT, Halloween hasn't arrived yet! I love fall so much, so I decided to do the "I Heart Fall Tag!" This was so fun to do! Feel free to do it yourself! I want to hear/read it! :)

1. Favorite fall lip product?
L'Oreal Le Matte in "Matte-r of Fact!" This dark berry shade is so perfect for the fall! I love rockin' out the dark, bold lips during the colder seasons, and this one makes me feel "badass" in a weird way. Unfortunately this shade was a limited-edition twist-off lipstick from last fall, and that makes me so sad!

2. Favorite fall nail polish?
Again, I love the vampy dark colors for colder seasons, so I've been loving Zoya's "Dakota" which is almost like an oxblood/burgundy red, and Essie's "Velvet Voyeur" which is a deep darkened purple that almost appears black.

3. Favorite Starbucks fall drink?
Salted caramel mocha frap! I tend to consume colder drinks and foods during colder days for some reasons!

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4. Favorite fall candle?

Mahogany Teakwood! It's the Abercrombie scent, but of a lesser degree.

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5. Favorite fall scarf or accessory
One of my college friends gave me this beautiful scarf after he came back from India, and it's so special to me because he gave one to each of the girls in our hangout group, so all the girls have matching scarves, even though each scarf has a unique design.

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?

Ugh, I hate the word, "haunted," so I would choose none, but between the three it would have to be haunted hay ride. I've had BAD experiences in the past going through haunted houses and whatnot, but the hay ride wasn't so bad when I went in high school, since I made sure I sat my butt in the middle of the truck where monsters, ghouls and scary things couldn't touch or get near me. *Smart girl*
7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Hocus Pocus! It's a Disney classic that my sister and I both love! 

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8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
Kit Kats and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Oh my goodness! :) 

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!

I have no idea! I don't even have Halloween plans yet!

10. What is your favorite thing about fall?
Sweater weather, and the fact that we are getting closer to Christmas! :) 

Friday, October 24, 2014

List of Current Beauty Deals!

Who loves a beauty deal? *Raises hand.* :)

  • Avon - 20% off $60+ purchase with promo code: BESTBEAUTY Offer ends 10/26; Free shipping with promo code: SHIP2YOU . Offer ends 10/28
  • Bath and Body Works - 25% off any purchase with promo code: FREEFALL25 
  • Beauty Brands - Lash Blast event where select high end mascaras are on sale for $10.99; Select hair sprays on sale for $10.99
  • Beauty Encounters - Extra 40% off clearance with promo code: SAVECLR40
  • e.lf. Cosmetics - BOGO free fall must-haves
  • Groupon - 15% off one Health and Beauty Goods with promo code: 15OFFHB . Offer ends 10/26
  • Lord & Taylor -  Friends & Family event, 10% off most Beauty & Fragrances. Offer ends 10/26
  • Mally Beauty - Open Up! Eyeliners are 25% off
  • Nordstrom - Beauty Sale, select cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance brands are 10% off
  • Ole Henriksen - Friends & Family event, 20% off sitewide with promo code: FRIENDS . Offer ends 11/03
  • Smashbox - Beauty Blowout Event - Up to 50% off

FOTD: Bright lips!

Happy Friday everyone! I opted for a pinky mauve-y lip as part of my look today! :)

What I'm Wearing:

Have a beautiful weekend! My mom is visiting me, so I'll be spending time with her, doing school assignments, and carving pumpkins! Halloween is almost here! :D

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lord & Berry Cosmetics on Hautelook!

Another deal! Lord & Berry Cosmetics is on Hautelook starting now until Thursday at 8PM PST! I've never tried anything from the brand, but I have heard good things about the brand.

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Tarte Cosmetics - 15% off Entire Purchase (NOW - 10/22)

Deal Alert! Get 15% off your entire purchase on the Tarte Cosmetics website starting now until the 22nd with the promo code: TREAT15. Unfortunately the holiday Sweet Dreams collection is excluded from this promotion, but this discount is applicable to sale items.

Happy shopping! :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

VLOG: LA Weekend with Friends!

I usually vlog whenever I go out with my friends, but I upload the videos on my personal channel. I thought I would share this vlog from last month when my friends from college decided to drive up to visit Andrew, and me! :)

P.S. Excuse my horrible off-beat and pitchy singing at the end!

ENJOY! :) 


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