Pacifica Beauty Haul

Hello!! You guys, I am so excited to write this post! I’m excited because I am about to share with you one of my favorite brands, Pacifica. Now I first heard about this brand from my older sister who received one of their products in her ipsy bag. Ever since then I have loved their products! Not only is it quality beauty products but their products are two of my favorite things – 100% vegan and cruelty free. I don’t think I have found a beauty line that I have like so many of their products, as much as I like Pacifica.

You’ll notice that 3 of the 5 products listed have coconut as an ingredient. Coconut water/milk/oil has done WONDERS for my skin, face and life. If I am ever looking for new products and it has coconut listed as an ingredient, there is a 95% chance I’m going to purchase it haha. Alright, let’s get to the good stuff. Below I will list everything I purchased and the link so you guys can check them out for yourself! Enjoy!

Pacifica Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Wash: I have used this face wash every single day since I bought it. I absolutely love the fact that it is cream to foam. It is gentle on my skin from start to finish. I wash my face with this twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). I love that after every wash my skin looks cleaner and clearer.

Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream:  This cream has been a LIFESAVER! I have had a hard time finding a cream for my face that I really like. This product smells great and feels great on my skin. It dries quickly which made it easy to work into my everyday routine. I will apply a small amount to my face every morning before I put on my makeup. It keeps my face moisturized throughout the day under my makeup. I think that as the weather gets nicer it is nice to have a reliable face cream to keep you looking good all day.

Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil: I never knew how much I love face oils until I found this one. I have always been unsure about oils because I have combination skin. Which means my face gets dry and oily, sometime at the same time. I have started using this oil right before I go to bed. I feel like this allows enough time for my skin to fully absorb all the vitamins.

Pacifica Stress Rehab Face Mask: This mask worked wonders on my bags under my eyes. Some nights I get horrible sleep and using this mask in the morning before I start getting ready helps me get my day started off nicely. I would recommend to anyone who wants a little more tightening or anyone who wants to reduce puffiness in their face.

Pacifica Pollution Fight Face Mask: HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS!! This is the most AMAZING face mask I have ever used! First of all, it smells delightful. Second, it made my face so clear the next day! I have never seen such a fast acting formula. I would recommend this mask to every one I know.  It really does pull out dirt and other gross things from your face.

I could honestly go on and on about this brand and their products. I am so happy that I have found a brand that I love and meets so many of my needs. I can’t wait to try more of their skin care products and branch out into their makeup as well. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products or any other Pacifica products!

 

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Every Day Makeup

Hello!! Let me start off this post by saying I am not a morning person. I have an 8a.m.-5p.m. job and every day is a struggle for me to wake up with enough time to get fully ready for the day. In the past I would try to squeeze a full face of glam makeup in about 15 minutes of getting ready…the results were very bad. As I’ve grown up – and accepted that I will never leave myself enough time to fully get ready in the morning – I have perfected my everyday makeup look! I am very excited to share with you my favorite products and as always I will link each product down below!

Okay, so, I have just included my makeup portion of my routine. Before I put any of this on my face I will wash it and apply moisturizer! Let’s get started:

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation: I get the shade “Cool Vanilla”. I have been using this foundation for YEARS!!! It really is my holy grail product. I use this all year – on the days I do a full face of makeup – and have never had any problems with it. It is hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t make me break out. It is also full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It blends very well! This brand has a lot of foundations like this one, but my favorite part about this specific on is that it is matte. I have weird combination skin and I don’t really like the “dewy” look that other foundations tend to create. I recommend this to everyone I know!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: I get this product in the color “Fair”. I like this product because it I can go a day with only this on and it last all day long. I have very red cheeks and nose and this concealer does a really good job at making my skin look even. It is also a great price and I can find it at pretty much any drugstore.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise: In the color black. I originally got this product because I heard it was a dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara and let me tell you….I was not disappointed! It really thickens your lashes while spreading them out. It doesn’t go on clumpy and it comes off easily at the end of the night. I will put on a coat of this mascara

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner: In the color black. I really enjoy the liquid eyeliner that have a felt tip. I have a love/hate relationship with winged eyeliner and the felt tip helps make it more love and less hate. My only issue with this specific liner is that if  I mess up or try to remove any part of it, it smudges real bad. So I end up wiping my all the makeup off around my eye.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist: In the color Medium Brown. I really like this product. I fill my eyebrows in every day just to give them a little more shape and fullness. In the past I would just use a dark brown eye shadow and an angled brush until I found this product. I have always been a little weary of eyebrow pencils or other filler products because I don’t like the look of wet eyebrows. This product doesn’t do that at all!!! It also has a bunch of product in the pot so it last FOREVER!!!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter: In the shade “Champagne Pop”. This highlighter is something that I have wanted to purchase for a very long time. A few months ago I decided that I needed to “treat myself” and get it. Best. Decision. Ever. I had a hard time deciding what shade I wanted, but Champagne Pop created more of a “golden goddess” type look that I wanted. It is nicely pigmented and goes on so smoothly. I think that this product is worth saving up for.

No7 Match Made Bronzer: In the shade “Caramel”. I just recently found this product while wandering around target. Like I have mentioned above I absolutely LOVE the No7 brand foundation, so I figured I’d give it a try. This brand has yet to let me down. I am so impressed by how the color looks on my skin. It looks like a bronze and not a weird orange/brown color.

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Lace Makeup brush Set- 6pc: In the lace pattern. I also found these brushes while wandering around target. The second I saw them I knew I had to get them. I got the whole set for $20 and it is by far the best $20 I have ever spent. The brushes are so soft and just such great quality. I use them every day.

 

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So that is everything I use on the daily! I hope you enjoyed reading and learning more about me! Please comment below your favorite everyday products!

 

xoxo!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Mini ULTA Beauty Haul

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share with you what I got at ULTA. For those of you who don’t know, ULTA is a store that sells basically all things beauty. It is kind of like a Sephora, but has hair care and skin care, as well as makeup. This time around I only purchased a few skin care products, and yes, 5 of the 6 products are face masks because I have no self control when it comes to face masks. My collection is quickly growing and I’m not mad about it! I like to justify my obsession with face masks by setting aside at least 20 minutes a day to relax and put one on. Its my “me time”.

So I went into ULTA without a plan (which to be honest is never a good idea), and I wandered aimlessly through the skincare section. Recently I watched Zoella’s Huge American Haul video and as I walked I remembered some of the face masks she got. Like Zoe, I am a sucker for a gimmick. However, since I have never tired these brands before, I opted for simple sheet masks instead of the mask pots. I will link each product to the ULTA website so you guys can check them out!

Egg White Pore Mask by Skinfood

I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Peach Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Seaweed Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Cherry Blossom Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

Enzyme Cleansing Gel by Mario Badescu

 

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Now the Egg White pore mask only came in  pot so I grabbed it anyway. Also the Enzyme Cleansing Gel isn’t a face mask but a face wash. Still it feeds my need to constantly buy more skincare products! So far I have tried the I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet and the I’m Real Seaweed Mask Sheet and I absolutely love both of them! These masks you keep on for 20-30 minutes and in that time about 90% of the product absorbs into your skin and any product left over you massage in after you take the mask off. I usually do my mask time right before I go to sleep and in both cases my face has felt great the next morning. I definitely recommend checking these products out!

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these masks and what face mask is your favorite!!!

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Dove Product Review

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you but for me it is very hard to find a brand that I buy a majority of my products from. However, recently I have been doing that with Dove. I first found this brand when I was in need of a good dry shampoo. Boy did I find one. From there I wanted to try more and more of their products. I love this brand because it is a great price for the quality of the products. I have four products of theirs that I purchase regularly; two hair products and two body products.

  • Dove Refresh + Care: Volume & fullness dry shampoo. So I basically bathe in dry shampoo. I use it on first day hair for styling, second day hair for volume and third day hair to try and trick everyone into thinking it’s not third day hair. With that being said I needed to find a dry shampoo that did everything I needed it to without leaving my hair feeling even more dirty. This product comes out as a white spray but very easily absorbs any unwanted oil in my hair and blends into my dark brown hair color. It also gives my hair volume throughout the day! There is no need to reapply. Added bonus: it smells great!
  • Dove Style + Care: I was never really into using mousse. That was until I found a way to give myself a lovely blow out. On days when I don’t feel like doing anything to my hair but still want a little volume and style, I just spray a small amount in my hand and apply it to my roots after I get out of the shower. I rub it into my roots and then blow dry my hair while using a round brush to give it a slight curl. I make sure to lift up from the roots so my hair gets bigger. My boyfriend will use this as well to style his hair sometimes and he loves it too. It doesn’t make my hair feel weird or crunchy (which is a great thing).
  • Dove Advanced Care: I have very sensitive skin so it has been hard finding a deodorant that didn’t irritate me. The advanced care works so well and I can apply it right after shaving without the fear of it making my skin break out. I love the coconut scent and the smooth application. If you aren’t into stick deodorant, they also have it in a spray.
  • Dove Shower Foam: I didn’t realize how much I would love this product until I used it. First, I love that it is a foam. Just two pumps is enough for my whole body. Second, it has Shea butter in it which makes my skin so happy and nourished. Third, it smells wonderful!! I grabbed this products because I was out of body wash and wanted to try a foam one. This truly makes my skin feel amazing. After using it I don’t need to use as much lotion on my body after the shower. It is especially amazing while it is still cold out and my skin needs all the extra love it can get. I highly recommend this product. They have other scents in this foam range if you don’t like vanilla.

 

Not only is the women’s line of products amazing but I know that the men’s line is great as well. They are the only shower products that my boyfriend will buy. I know they have a wider variety of products that I am very excited to try for myself. I linked each product to the Target website, check them out!

Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite Dove product or if you try any of them out!!

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my hair and skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

L’Oreal Pure Clay Face Mask Review

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Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite beauty products. If you have been here before, you probably know that I am crazy into face masks. I have a growing collection in my office and I try to use one every three days (or whenever I’m stresses….Which ever comes first, ha). Recently, I have been doing reviews on sheet masks. I really enjoy those because they are convenient and they don’t make that big of a mess. However, I have been loving L’Oreal’s Pure Clay masks. 

So far I have purchased and used the Clear&Comfort, Detox&Brighten and Exfoliate-Refine pure clay masks. I found all of these (plus others that I would love to try) at Target for about $10 each. My very first thought about these products is that there is a lot of product for the price. I have used each of mine at least 5 times on my entire face and I still have a lot left to use! I also love the fact that they come in little glass jars. Very aesthetically pleasing! 

I used the e.l.f. foundation brush to apply all of the masks. I find that it applies the masks evenly and makes less of a mess. I kept each mask on for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how much I put on or how long it takes to fully dry. I have tried two different ways to remove the masks, direct rinsing and with a wet face cloth. I found that using the face cloth is less messy, but it takes longer and more effort to remove it. Rinsing directly gets water everywhere, but it comes off quicker. 

  • Detox&Brighten: charcoal + 3 pure clays mask. I was very excited to try this mask specifically. I have tried so many charcoal face mask in the search for the perfect one. I put this one on and instantly noticed how thick the consistency was and how smoothly it went on my face. Once it was applied I noticed it working right away. As the mask dried I could feel it detoxing my skin! I felt it most in my T-zone (which happens to be where I break out the most). As the mask drys it makes it very hard to move your face, so when you can’t move any part of your face you know its ready to take off! I really like to use this mask on days when I break out, or after a night out with my friends. It automatically makes my skin/face feel cleaner, brighter and overall happier!

 

  • Clear&Comfort: Seaweed + 3 pure clays. Now I will be honest, I feel like an alien when I have this mask on because my face is SO blue, haha. I was very excited to try this mask. I got it because I needed an everyday mask. This mask is supposed to draw out the build up of dirt and oils in your pores. And it does exactly that. I have combination skin, where my t-zone is either oily or dry (depending on the time of the year). I really think this mask really balances out and improves my skin. While this masks dries, it’s not as hard as the charcoal mask, but you know it’s dry. 

 

  • Exfoliate- Refine: Red algae + 3 pure clays. I haven’t used this mask as much as the other two. I really enjoyed how the mask is creamy when you put it on and then you can feel the exfoliating part when you remove the mask. Out of the three, I would use this one about once a week. It really cleans your skin and makes your face feel SO smooth after. I really like to use this one before I get into the shower. I find it is easier to really exfoliate my skin if I’m not worried about getting water all over the place haha. I think that it would also be really nice to use one of those electric cleansing brushes to remove it. The box says to use three times a week for best results, however I am scared that if I exfoliate that often I will just break out more (my skin is weird like that). 

 

Overall, I am absolutely in love with this brand and these masks. There are a few more that I want to get my hands on, as well as, facial cleansers that match each mask. I highly recommend picking up one (or all) of these masks haha! My skin has really cleared up after using them and I just feel happy in my soul when I put one on. It truly is my favorite part of the day!

Let me know in the comments which masks or brands you like! 

xoxo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk Face Mask Review

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Alighty!!!! This time around I used my Lapcos Milk sheet face mask. This one is the moisturizing mask. Like my other review I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. If you didn’t read my previous review, my night time routine is to get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.

My frist impression of this mask is again, A LOT of product. This is my second Lapcos sheet mask and both seem to have this in common. This mask didn’t really have a scent to it…I guess you could say that it smelt clean (which is always a good thing). The product on this mask looked milky (makes sense right? haha). Again, the mask was hard to unfold dues to the extreme amount of product in the packaging. The mask itself fit my face nicely, however it still slid off my face if I moved around while wearing it. I kept the mask on for about 25minutes this time.

After the 25 minutes were up I took the mask off and decided to take a clean towel and dab off some of the remaining product. I then started to rub in the remaining product, this time it took about 10 minutes for my skin to absorb all of the product. My skin felt sooooooo nice!!!!!! Again after the product was all absorbed I went to bed.

The next morning I woke morning and right away I could tell that my face felt more moisturized. When I looked at my skin I could see how my skin looked healthier!!! My skin is usually dry around my knows and eyebrows, this made my whole face soooo soft and moisturized! I didn’t know how thirsty my skin was until the next morning! I HIGHLY recommend this mask to anyone who has dry skin or for everyone to use when the colder season comes around to keep your face feeling happy and healthy. I’m DEFINITELY going to be purchasing more then one of these mask in the very near future.

xoxo!!

Honey Face Mask Review

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Recently I used my Lapcos Honey sheet face mask. This one is the nourishing mask and I decided to do a little review on each mask. This is the first Lapcos product that I have tried and I have many more masks that I look forward to using and reviewing!!! I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. So what I like to do is get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.

My fist impression of this sheet mask is that it smelt really nice. It has a nice honey smell (obviously) but it wasn’t overwhelming. As I was pulling it out of the packaging I noticed that there was A LOT of product. I think that this could be both good and bad; good because there is plenty of product for your skin, bad because its very messy to take out and unfold. That was my problem when I tried to unfold the mask, it was slippery and I kept wiping off my hands while unfolding it. Once I got it open I put it on my face and it fit pretty nice.

While I had it on my face I had to keep my face tilted towards the ceiling because the amount of product on the mask made it slide off my face if I tried to do anything with the mask on. I also had to constantly rub in the extra product into my neck as I was wearing the mask to avoid it from dripping all over me. During the time I had it on if felt nice on my skin and I felt my skin absorbing the product.

After the 20ish minutes I took off the mask and there was A LOT of product still on my face. The instructions say to rub in the remaining product but there was soooo much that I tried to let some of it absorb for a few minutes before I started to rub it in. After about 10 minutes my face was still pretty wet. I started to rub the product into my skin but it still took a little over a half hour after I took off the mask for my face to finally dry. From there I went to bed.

When I woke up I went to see if I could notice any change in my skin or appearance of my skin. My skin was definitely softer, however there wasn’t any noticeable change that I could see. This mask was the Nourishing mask, so there may not have even been any change to notice directly. I for sure want to try this mask again, maybe dabbing off product before I start to rub it into my face.

Let me know in the comments which face masks you like to use!!!!

xoxoxo!