Benefit Beauty & The Bay Gift Set Review | Blogmas 2017 Day 3

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the holiday gift sets!  Some of them end up being such great deals!!  I recently got my hands on the Benefit Beauty & The Bay Holiday Gift Set and I was super excited to try it out!!

Beauty & The Bay Gift Set Review | Blogmas 2017 Day 3

Keep reading to see if this gift set was worth it. Enjoy! Continue reading

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Rose Gold Matte Lip Vault | Review

Happy Monday!!

If you know me, then you know that I love e.l.f. Cosmetics because their makeup is super inexpensive and good quality.  I also love buying lipstick so when I saw that e.l.f. had released the Rose Gold Matte Lip Vault, I was all over it.  One of the main things that attracted me to this vault was the Rose Gold packaging, it’s so gorgeous!!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Rose Gold Matte Lip Vault Review

e.l.f. Cosmetics has be promoting this matte lip vault all over their social media but, has a pretty low rating on their website.  Keep reading to see if the Rose Gold Matte Lip Vault was a hit or a miss for me.  Enjoy!!   Continue reading

Two e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliners for the Perfect Cat Eye

When doing my makeup, my go-to style for eyeliner is a cat eye!! A cat eye makes any makeup look better!!  One of the most important things when creating one is having the right eyeliner because no matter the skill, if the liner sucks, the wing will too!

Two Eyeliners

I recently picked up two eyeliners from e.l.f. Cosmetics and while I was a bit hesitant at first, they turned out to be great for creating a beautiful cat eye.  Keep reading to see which two eyeliners I’m talking about. Enjoy!  Continue reading

Lipsticks Shades You Should Own

Lipstick is the makeup product that I last got into because, for me, it was super intimidating!! When I was in high school I would put foundation on my lips with some clear lip balm and thought that looked good, now I’m cringing just thinking about it!!

Lipstick Shades You Should Own

Over the past two to three years my love of lipsticks has grown and I am more confident wearing bolder colors.  It did take me a while to not feel ridiculous wearing bright reds or dark lip colors but now I love them.  Today I wanted to share the four types of lipstick shades you should own to have a good lipstick collection.  Keep reading to see the shades I’m talking about and also various lipsticks I recommend.  Enjoy!!

Nude – Lipstick that is nude color is my go-to for days when I’m in a rush or want to draw attention to my eyes.  My favorite nude lipstick at the moment is Maroon Dust by Max Factor, it last all day long!! Other nude shades that I love to wear are Velvet Teddy by MAC Cosmetics, Beige Chiffon by Jafra, and Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Set Sail by Tarte.  Set Sail could really go as a dusty rose color but I feel it fits well in the nudes category.  * Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Pink – I’m a girly girl so pink lipstick is super fun for me to wear.  It always catches my eye and out of all the shades of lipstick I own, pink is the one I buy most, even if I don’t wear it too often.  My favorite pink colored lipstick right now is Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Gel-Crème Lipstick in Live by It Cosmetics.  It is a super sheer color and gives lips a natural shade of pink.  Others I love are Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Tulip by Tarte, and Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Envy by Tarte* Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Red – Red is a must have for everyone!! It looks super classy on everybody and makes an outfit great!!  I will admit that I rarely wear red lipstick because, for me, it was the most intimidating color!! I love to wear the shade more during the winter and, not only do my teeth look more white when I wear a red shade, but I also feel like a million bucks!!  My go-to red lipstick is benebalm by Benefit because it is sheer, hydrates my lips, and I can wear it in the out without feeling over the top.  Red Satin by Jafra is also a lovely bright red shade that is super glossy.  Creme Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red (01) by Sephora is super gorgeous, I wore it for last year’s Christmas party and felt amazing!! The Liquid Lipstick goes on great and it lasted pretty much the whole party. * Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Dark – I absolutely love dark lipstick, especially in the fall time (which I also love!!)  My favorite dark lipstick is Dark Side by MAC Cosmetics.  To me, Dark Side screams fall time and I absolutely love that!! Other dark lipsticks I adore are Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca by Stila (it’s kind of a dark fuchsia shade), Praline by e.l.f. Cosmetics (a dark nude shade that lasts all day!!), and Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Plum Crazy by Gerard Cosmetics* Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

Dark | Lipstick Shades You Should OwnDark Swatches | Lipstick Shades You Should Own

Those are the four shade of lipsticks you should own to have a great collection!!!  I absolutely love lipsticks, even if I don’t wear them too often.  What are your favorite lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below!!

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BeautyBlender Micro.Mini | Review

Blending sponges like BeautyBlenders have become insanely popular! It did take me a while to get into the blending sponge craze but I finally did with he e.l.f. Cosmetics blending sponge.  I’ve never purchased a blending sponge from BeautyBlender because I really love the one I currently use and it’s fairly inexpensive ($5).

Micro.Mini BeautyBlender | Review

In my August Play! by Sephora subscription, I received a the micro.mini blending sponge and I was super excited to receive it because I always hear about how good BeautyBlender sponges are.  I’ve been using the mini sponge for a couple of weeks now so keep reading to see what I think of this blending sponge.  Enjoy!  Continue reading

Fall Makeup Wishlist

Fall is right around the corner and if you know me, then you know that fall is my favorite time of the year!! As I am writing this post, I already have a fall scented candle lit up and it smells AMAZING!!

Fall Makeup Wishlist

There are so many things about fall that I love: the fashion, the color palette, the cooler weather, the fresh beginnings, and, of course, the makeup!!  There’s a couple of makeup products that I’m dying to get this fall and I wanted to share that list with you!!  For any of the products below, you can click on the picture and it will take you to the product on Ulta’s website, but, of course, you can also get it from any other place that sells the item.  So keep reading to see what is on my Fall Makeup Wishlist.  Enjoy!! Continue reading

The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel Primer | Review

Primers are super important!! They help your makeup go on smoothly and help it stay on longer.  Of course, some primers are better than others.  I’ve recently tried The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel Primer by Benefit Cosmetics and I wanted to share my thoughts on the primer with you.

The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel Primer | Review

The one I have is a sample that I received from the girl that did my eyebrows at the Benefit Brow Bar.  For those of you thinking “this primer was on her July Favorites so I know she really likes it,” stick around because I have more to say about the primer than I did back in July.  So keep reading to see my full thoughts on the Benefit primer.  Enjoy!  Continue reading

My Birthday Makeup

This Tuesday was my birthday, I turned 23!! I still cannot believe I am 23 years old and I know that in the big picture of life that is not old but I still feel old and it’s weird to say that I am 23.  My birthday was very chill, most of them are and I really like that.  I had lunch with mom and sister, then dinner with my boyfriend, and lastly I invited some of my cousins over when I cut my cake.

My Birthday Makeup

Even though I didn’t do much for my birthday, I still enjoyed the day with my family!!  The day after my birthday my coworkers also had a nice surprise for me and decorated my desk super cute!! Anyway, I wanted to share the makeup look that I wore for my birthday so keep reading to see what I came up with. Enjoy!!  Continue reading

July 2017 Favorites

August is here which means to things: 1) my birthday month is here and 2) it’s time for my July favorites!!  This July has been super eventful and so much fun.  I went to Mexico to visit my family and I had such a great time.  I went by airplane for the very first time and it was pretty cool!!

 

The other exciting thing about July was that I decided to take an online blogging course to better my blogging.  I am still taking the course but I have learned so much already.  I have decided to change a few things up a bit on Makeup & Flowers.  I have decided to solely talk about makeup because it is what I am most passionate about and it also seems to be my most popular topic.  I will probably talk about skincare and other beauty but it will mostly be makeup.

July 2017 Favorites

I am super excited to change things up a bit and hope you like it!! Anyway, let’s get into my favorites for the month of July.  Enjoy!!  Continue reading

Must-Have Holy Grail Makeup

We all have makeup that we love from the moment we first use the product!! I have a few that I’m going to share with you today.  I wear most of the makeup on this list every time I wear makeup and others occasionally but they are still my all time favorite!!

Must-Have Holy Grail Makeup

Keep reading to check out my must-have holy grail makeup!! Enjoy!  Continue reading