Boxycharm | September 2019 Unboxing

Boxycharm | September 2019 Unboxing

I'm just a tad late here.... but given that I chronicle my beauty buys, I figured I should still share a recap regarding the items that I received within my September 2019 Boxycharm box. Believe it or not, this box actually arrived after my October box... and I'm glad that it did. Keep reading to see what I think of my September 2019 Boxycharm box.

5 Simple Sustainable Beauty Solutions

5 Simple Sustainable Beauty Solutions

As a beauty-lover, I often feel I pang of guilt at how my unsustainable purchasing patterns and personal care habits are affecting the environment around me - and I'm not alone in my thoughts. Research conducted by the leading market research group, Mintel, indicates that sustainability is a growing concern amongst millennial consumers. But what [...]

Bad or Rad | Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette Review

Bad or Rad | Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette Review

Natasha Denona is an unofficial member of BEAUTY'S BIG THREE, a term I affectionally coined for Pat McGrath Labs, Natasha Denona, and Viseart. Each of these brands creates expensive, highly coveted eyeshadow formulas that not only set trends, but are loved by hardcore fans, but abhorred by consumers who didn't feel their products were worth the price tag. Admittedly, I've remained skeptical of Natasha Denona's eyeshadows after having a bad experience with one of the brand's mini 5-pan palettes. However, I wanted to give the brand another chance. When Natasha Denona released the Sunrise Palette, I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful array of warm-tone, sunrise-inspired colors and intrigued by the lower price point. But was this 15-pan palette worth the $65.00 price tag? Please keep reading for an in-depth review of the Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette, complete with swatches, demo looks, and pricing information.

Underrated Beauty YouTubers Vol. #3 | Big YouTubers Who STILL Inspire Me

Underrated Beauty YouTubers Vol. #3 | Big YouTubers Who STILL Inspire Me

I love using my blog to shine a light on other creators who inspire me and help to cultivate my love of makeup. In my previous two Underrated Beauty YouTubers posts, I spotlighted some of my favorite small-to-midsize creators, but today I wanted to spread some love to the larger YouTubers who I continue to watch and support.

Bad or Rad | KKW Beauty Creme Contour Stick Review

Bad or Rad | KKW Beauty Creme Contour Stick Review

Did you know that the Kardashian sisters' first beauty venture, Khroma Beauty, in 2012 (renamed Kardashian Beauty) was a total flop? Although the drugstore-priced brand could have been a game changer in the affordable beauty game, the Kardashians' lack of involvement with this license brand proved to be lack luster. However, by 2015 the Kardashians' youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, was kicking ass and taking names with the launch of her highly coveted Kylie Cosmetics lip kits. Despite the initial reluctance from beauty influencers and die-hard beauty addicts, Kylie's infamous brand began to win over the detractors.  In 2017 when Kim Kardashian launched her beauty line, KKW Beauty, fans and critics were skeptical of the brand. Was Kim's new venture a cash grab after seeing how Kylie's brand catapulted the reality star to billionaire status or would KKW bring Kim's iconic beauty looks to the masses?

Not Your Basic Beauty Guru Tag

Not Your Basic Beauty Guru Tag

Hi - my name is LP and I love participating in Beauty Tags that no one tagged me in. Of course when I saw my fave, Smokey Glow, participate in the "Not Your Basic Beauty Guru Tag" I knew I had to join in. This tag was started by Agape Love Girl. As a beauty blogger, I've modified some of the questions to fit my little niche on the WWW.

Bad or Rad | Milani Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer

Bad or Rad | Milani Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer

When it comes to everyday beauty staples like eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, mascara, and brow gels, I'd much rather spend my money on affordable products rather than luxury items. Why? With the exception of liquid liner, it is often easy to find basic staples that perform just as well as high end products. However, as someone with oily lids, I could never find an eyeshadow primer, luxury or high end, that I've loved more than Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Urban Decay's game-changing and iconic eyeshadow primer locks makeup into place all day without creasing, cracking, or allowing shadow to fade throughout the day. Despite all of these positives, not everyone has the money to spend $24.00 USD on an eyeshadow primer. In today's Bad or Rad review, we'll be exploring Milani's $7.00 USD Eyeshadow Primer to see if it is a potential dupe for the Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #5 (September Recap) – Part II

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #5 (September Recap) – Part II

I've been working hard to reign in my spending this year and to stop my beauty collection from expanding beyond control. Although some months have been more successful than others, I've been struggling to reduce my hyper consumerist tendencies. Despite these struggles, I want to keep trying to change my habits. Please keep reading for my latest recap of  my first Yearlong Beauty Low-Buy.

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #5 (September Recap) – Part I

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #5 (September Recap) – Part I

I've been working hard to reign in my spending this year and to stop my beauty collection from expanding beyond control. Although some months have been more successful than others, I've been struggling to reduce my hyper consumerist tendencies. Despite these struggles, I want to keep trying to change my habits. Please keep reading for my latest recap of  my first Yearlong Beauty Low-Buy.

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty-Free Beauty 101

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty-Free Beauty 101

At it's most simplistic definition, Cruelty-Free Beauty consists of beauty and personal care products that are manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals. Despite the straightforward book definition, Cruelty-Free Beauty is much more complicated in real life because there is no legal definition of what constitutes a Cruelty-Free brand. In a recent video from JenLuvsReviews, she classified Cruelty-Free Beauty into three, easy-to-understand groups. Like her, I will do the same.