Thursday, April 23, 2015

YSL mascara

Hello friends!

I know I have wrote about Influenster.com before, if you aren't signed up, WHAT are you waiting for?! Free stuff! Yes please! But seriously this website is the bomb.com. Not only do I get to try out new beauty, food, etc. items it also keeps me update on whats new and what is worth the hype/not worth the hype. There are tons of helpful reviews on thousands of products so make sure you check it out!

I was very blessed and was chosen to receive the YSL voxbox! In my voxbox came Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils!! YSL is an iconic luxury make-up brand and let's just say I'm a little obsessed... I LOVE this mascara.

Insert mildly gross/awkward pictures of my eyeballs up close:

Left: No mascara Right: left eye mascara right eye none

*Awkward up close*

Long hair, even longer lashes
Okay so these are the general questions I like to know before buying a mascara:
Does it flake? I have had absolutely no problems with this! No raccoon eyes either!
Any curl to it? The mascara wand it like a traditional straight across wand, so not the best for adding that extra curl.
Does it come off easy? Yes and no; I take a make-up remover to wipe off all my make-up and go over my eyes then use an eye makeup remover to take off any excess. Easy process for long beautiful lashes all day.
I will admit I have worn it for second day (like right this second) and it looks pretty awesome for when it's final weeks and I haven't taken off my make-up since yesterday!

Now the question is will I pay $32 for another tube when it dries out? I'm actually thinking yes, if it of course last me a few months (I'll let you guys know). Honestly, it's not just the formula but, what I really love... the smell! Yes I know it sounds crazy but, this mascara smells GREAT! I have long lashes so anything that promises volume I will try it out, I will say it surprisingly also added a bit length so the formula is also good.

I'll give you guys an update on how all my products i've previously received from Influenster have held up!
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*

Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Review

Hello my lovely friends!
I have a great book review for y'all


I would recommend this book for all Jane Austen, Bronte sisters, or any other classic british romance novelist... lover! It is a modern setting (which I normally do not read) but, any book lover (or person with a heart) will absolutely love the story.

Without giving too much away I will give a short summary: The books takes place in modern day Chicago, the main character Samantha Moore has had her fair share of a "tough" life (I wanted to reach through the book and just hug her at times) but, through it all she connects with others and the outside world through her books, in other words she finds herself letting Jane Austen do much of her talking, which if you can pick up on her quotations, you will find yourself laughing and (sometimes crying) along with Sam. It was fun to join Sam on her journey of finding faith, happiness, and family. 

I personally love how Katherine Reay adds in Faith, it is a beautiful slow journey to see Sam open up her heart to God. Being 22 years old sometimes I can let life get in the way, and sometimes I connivence myself that I am too busy for my faith, this book was a great way for me to reconnect and thank God for all the blessings in my life.

I absolutely adored this book, I sat down and read it in ONE day! A few hours honestly, it was so good I couldn't put it down. That was one Sunday that was definitely not wasted... 

Katherine Reay has another book, Lizzy & Jane, I'm sure a review will pop on here for that book soon! What are some books y'all are loving? Leave me some recommendations :)