Purple Blown Out Glam Eyes + Ulta Haul & Reviews ( Benefit Brow Service, Essence, Colourpop, Peter Thomas Roth & more)

Benefit, ColourPop, essence, Uncategorized

Every time I go to Ulta I get roped into trying new products. It’s too tempting not to, especially since they have some of my faves, including Colourpop now.


Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in Stereo. $5. Ulta & Colourpop.com

One of the to dos on my bucket list is to own every Super Shock shadow. It’s my favorite eye shadow formula ever, hands down. At five bucks a pop for intense beautiful pigments, you can’t lose. This sparkly reflective purple plum with glitter flecks above, Stereo, caught my eye.

Swatch of Stereo found on Pinterest.

When I saw Essence’s 1.99 single shadows, I thought Black as a Berry, a gorgeous blackberry shade would pair beautifully with Stereo.

After hearing so many YouTubers rave about Essence, I’ve really been wanting to give the brand a try. I can see the reason for the praise. For 1.99, this shade packs a punch. Though a tiny bit patchy on my left eye, it really didn’t give me much issues blending out and creating some smokiness so I’m definitely going back for more.

I used the peachy shade from the Perfect Me, Perfect Hue palette I reviewed previously to start building the crease. I used the brown shade in the palette to build the intensity.

Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Palette in Tan/Deep. $39.99 at Ulta, Sephora, etc.

I then used the Black as a Berry shade in both the inner and outer halves of the eyes to create a halo effect. I patted the Stereo shade on the center of the lids with both a flat brush and then my fingers.

Another product I’ve been wanting to try forever is the the Procisely My Brow pencil by Benefit. Again, I can see why so many people love it. If you don’t like brow pencils I say give this a try anyway. It’s so easy to use and the product is just waxy enough. As someone with extremely unruly brows and lots of sparse patches, I can see myself using this a lot.

Also I decided to try a brow trim by Benefit as my brow hairs have been pointing and growing every which way lately and I’m pretty impressed what a $6 trim can do. If you’re like me and have sparse but thick brows, give it a try. It’s nice to have a second pair of eyes to spruce up your brows sometimes.

I filled them in with the Precisely my Brow pencil and set them with Essences Make Me Brow. I’ve tried better brow gels before like Maybelline’s Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer, which I love. The wand is not very big and you have to go back into the tube about three times to coat your brows throughly, but for $2.99 it’s a nice brow gel to have to throw in your bag and use in pinch.

Make Me Brow Eyebrow Mascara by Essence. $2.99 at Ulta, etc.

To apply my foundation, (Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte and Poreless), I thought I’d give e.l.f’s Kabuki Brush a try. Though I’m still a die hard beauty sponge lover, I love how fast it blended out my foundation and think this would be great to get ready for work or whenever I’m running late. It did a pretty decent job of providing coverage as well.

Of course after a long day of using tons of makeup, you have to take care of your skin.

I ran out of cleanser so I thought it’d be fun to put this Peter Thomas Roth anti aging cleanser to the test. Though I’m not aging rapidly quite yet prevention is always key. I have a few fine lines and smile lines so it’d be interesting to see if this makes a difference. So far I love the peachy smell but can’t comment on this obviously as I’ve only used this once. I may do a full review. It did a good job of taking all my makeup off and giving it that nice squeaky clean feel is oily girls appreciate.

What products are you loving lately? Love you all!

Love + light


Pack and Go to SXSW: Disco Cowgirl Ootd

Pack and Go to SXSW: Disco Cowgirl Ootd

Cropped jacket
$4,635 – modaoperandi.com

Christian Louboutin sequin boots
$1,015 – neimanmarcus.com

Retro glasses

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick

Kat Von D eyeliner
$24 – debenhams.com

Benefit toiletry bag
$17 – harveynichols.com

Clinique sun care

Canvas wall art

Slay Bells Ring, Are You Listening?

Slay Bells Ring, Are You Listening?

Backless top

T By Alexander Wang pencil skirt
$405 – farfetch.com

Rochas green shoes

Tadashi Shoji wine purse

Diamond solitaire ring

Cartier ring
$1,965 – harrods.com

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick

Nars cosmetic

Kat Von D liquid eyeliner
$19 – debenhams.com

Benefit wash bag
$17 – harveynichols.com

Chanel perfume

Anna Sui nail care
$15 – amazon.co.uk

Improvements holiday decor

Holiday decor

Wall art

Kitchen gadgets tool
$11 – peggyporschen.com

Blue ornament

Block Heels: Summer Staple

Block Heels: Summer Staple

Charlotte Russe cage ring

Kevyn aucoin makeup
$29 – net-a-porter.com

Deborah lippmann nail polish

Monochrome Mood; Pink

Monochrome Mood; Pink

Valentino pink slip

Carven woolen skirt

Puma rubber sole shoes

Dolce Gabbana jewel purse
$3,365 – flannels.com

Eddie Borgo chain choker necklace
$350 – shopbop.com

Burberry makeup

Marc Jacobs paraben free lipstick
$32 – net-a-porter.com

Pack & Go; Winter Getaway to Sweden

Pack & Go; Winter Getaway to Sweden

MANGO patterned top
$22 – mango.com

Helene Berman oversized coat
$195 – jdwilliams.co.uk

Elgin grey shawl

Makeup primer

Burt s Bees lip treatment
$6.60 – thehut.com

Clinique facial cleanser

Aesop body moisturizer
$28 – forwardbyelysewalker.com

Christophe Robin hair detangler brush
$75 – net-a-porter.com

Bags case

Baby Spice

Baby Spice

River Island blue crop top
$33 – riverisland.com

R13 high waist skirt

No 6 no 6 clog
$100 – net-a-porter.com

Chloé handbag satchel
$1,685 – selfridges.com

Catbird jewelry
$245 – harveynichols.com

Kate Spade fancy watch

New Look shell jewelry
$3.94 – newlook.com

Illesteva sunglasses
$300 – revolve.com

Urban decay lip liner
$18 – harveynichols.com

Mod Cloth

Mod Cloth

Dsquared2 evening cocktail dress
$385 – jades24.com

Billabong shoes

Mansur Gavriel leather zip tote
$1,185 – net-a-porter.com

Mod earrings

Ashlyn d tech accessory
$64 – neimanmarcus.com

Jeffree star lipstick

Top 5 Summer Staples for Hot Days in LA

Top 5 Summer Staples for Hot Days in LA

Adeam red top

Jimmy Choo suede shoes
$715 – net-a-porter.com

Lizzie Fortunato pendant necklace
$170 – saksfifthavenue.com

Eugenia Kim beach hat
$515 – neimanmarcus.com

Urban Decay lipstick
$22 – selfridges.com

Beach Date

Beach Date

Zimmermann bikini bottom
$185 – stylebop.com

Zimmermann tankini swimsuit top
$235 – net-a-porter.com

Soludos red shoes
$93 – bloomingdales.com

Karl Lagerfeld bucket bag
$350 – karl.com

Gold jewelry

Tory Burch tech accessory
$60 – neimanmarcus.com

Sun care

Opi nail lacquer
$18 – liberty.co.uk

Beach wall art