So, a new thing I want to do each month is to review my three beauty box subscriptions: Ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm. I will review each product in each box and compare them with the other products… and then I will let you know which box was the best out of the three. This is a fun way to try some new products and share my opinions with the world…but more importantly, these boxes are now a tax write-off for me. So let’s kick off the “Battle of the Boxes” series with January 2018:
This is probably the most important blog post I will ever write because in this article, I’m going to share with you a few super easy ways to get free high-end makeup.
I’m not talking drugstore makeup samples. I’m talking full-sized Urban Decay. Completely free, and 100% legit. You’re welcome.
So, this year was my first time hosting Thanksgiving at my new house and all of my family was there. Even though I had a million things on my mind, I remembered that at 5 o’clock, I needed to log on to Ulta.com and buy some cheap makeup. Luckily for me, I was able to get right to the website and managed to add what I wanted to my cart. Unluckily for me, I got sidetracked before fully checking out and by the time I came back, everything was sold out. Even though my turkey just finished at 6 o’clock, I decided to endure the 5-minute drive to pick up some $10 Mascaras from Ulta. Fortunately, it was really quick and easy and I was back home within a few minutes.
The next morning, as I was laying in bed, I realized that I only purchased three out of four of the $10 Black Friday mascaras that we’re on sale. I immediately grabbed my baby daughter, hopped in my car, and drove back to Ulta. To my surprise, they had one more unit of the Buxom mascara and I snatched it up. Now that I have them all, I figured it would be fun for me to compare and contrast them and let you all know which one is my favorite!
lloweHalloween is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. Since my birthday is on November 1st, I almost always had costume parties every year, growing up. There is nothing more fun than dressing up and I love to see how elaborate the costumes have become over the years. You don’t even need a full costume, if you have the skills to pull off some dope makeup. Here are 5 of the scariest Halloween makeup tutorials I could find:
1. Seeing Double
Did you know that mineral oil is commonly found in many hair and skin products? Although it has been used in cosmetics for many years, does that make it good for you? There are countless ingredients that are bad for you, that are often found in beauty products (see The 10 Worst Ingredients In Hair Products). Most of these can actually damage your skin and hair, even though they are supposed to be making them better. On the other hand, some of these ingredients are said to be safe in small quantities. So the question remains: is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair? Let me explain…