@beautybyannabella

We all aim to create the perfect casual makeup look to take us from day to night without looking cakey. I often scour Instagram and YouTube to find artists creating these looks without tons of makeup. I also need a look that I can actually recreate, or learn from for the future. This brings me…

GravityMud by GlamGlow

I received GravityMud Firming Treatment by GlamGlow in my most recent Ipsy bag and had to try it out! I adore masks that peel off, strictly for lazy reasons, so I was very excited. Clearly, it does give you a “glam” glow because the mask is silver! I left it on for 25 minutes and…

A Little Pink Never Hurts

I’m not a big “pink” girl, but I’ve been trying to incorporate some shades of pink into my wardrobe and beauty routine. For many years I haven’t owned a single pieces of pink clothing, but now I have three whole pieces 😉. I’m not in any way against pink, it just always felt a little…

Vanish Foundation ✨

I was beyond excited to receive The new Vanish Foundation by Hourglass Cosmetics to test and review. The foundation seems to be everywhere on social media and I was psyched to try it out. The creamy foundation boasts that it creates a seamless finish, “a revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the…

Adulting: Makeup Edition

Growing up can be hard; trying to find yourself and figure life out. So, when I’m feeling particularly “adulty” I’ll try to tackle something that I know needs improving. The other day I decided I was done with *most* of my drug store makeup and needed to take the plunge into quality makeup that matched…

Lovely Lips

I decided to test out some new lip colors and I found a few that I really enjoy. The first I tried was NYX’s Soft Matte Cream in Antwerp. The lipstick is a great consistency but the color is much brighter than I anticipated, so I’ll be keeping it tucked away until summer. The color…

Makeup Eraser

Have you heard of this seemingly magical product? The makeup eraser eliminates the need to constantly buy makeup remover and worry about what chemicals you’re putting on your face. With a little hot water, this hot pink dream takes off ALL of your makeup. I don’t know why all dancers and cheerleaders don’t have this;…

New Eyeliner & Mascara

I was in the market for a new eyeliner and wanted something with a thinner brush so I could attempt the winged look I wanted to try out. Putting my skill (or lack thereof) aside, I tried this out (Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum) in the hopes that it would…

Why SPF?

I noticed recently that most people don’t realize the importance of using sunscreen, especially on their face. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose which one is right for you and your daily activities. The options are endless, and the numbers range wildly; but not for long. Soon, the highest level SPF…

Concealer and Highlight

In my Ipsy bag (a monthly makeup subscription service) I received a sample size of  It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye cream. I don’t typically use under eye cream because they often crease in the skin  and look horrible after a few hours. I reluctantly tried this one morning, and low and behold, it has…

Face First

Keeping your face clean and primed for whatever you intend to put on it is very important. When you don’t wash your face it can break out and get rough because you aren’t taking off the dead skin cells. Right alongside face wash, is face lotion. A lot of 20-somethings don’t use lotion on their…

Face-Match-Masterpieces

I absolutely love makeup. I subscribe to Ipsy (a monthly subscription service where they send you 4-5 makeup samples per month), as well as do my own sampling and testing on whatever I can get my hands on. I have found a few products that will not leave my everyday routine because between functionality and…