Girlfriend Gift Guide

Dating or just best friends, here’s the gift guide for all the special ladies in your life!

Under $25

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Care Set

Zodiac Trinket Dish

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Lush Dreaming of Christmas Set

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Bath and Body Works Candles

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Frugal Vegan Cookbook

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Fenty Bomb Baby Mini Set

Instax Pattern Photo Album

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Monogramed Marble Wine Stopper

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Noodle Set

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Star Power Astrology Book

 

Under $50

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Milk Makeup Meet the Fam set

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Tarte Goal Getters Contour Brush Set

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Aerie High Waisted Leggings

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Ariana Grande Deluxe Mini Perfume Set

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Skin Gym Rose Quartz 

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Bando 2019 Planner

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Homesick Candles

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LA Hearts Cable Knit Cardigan

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Lush Magic Crystals Set

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Unicorn Cookie Jar

$50 and Above

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Slip Beauty Sleep Collection

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ihome Aromatherapy Bluetooth Speaker

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Drybar The Most Wanderful Waves Set

 

 

 

Week of PR Packages – What’s New in Makeup?

Since I get so much makeup in the mail weekly, it’s almost impossible to thoroughly review and talk about every single piece! I decided I wanted to do these weekly unboxing posts to show you guys all the new products coming out in the makeup world and if you want me to go back and do something more in depth about a certain product shown here, I can most certainly do so!

If you’re unfamiliar with the term PR – it has few meanings, but the one I’m referring to here is a press package that companies send to influencers to try out and show off their new products coming out! If you want to read more about how I grew my career in the beauty community to be able to receive these packages, I have a whole blog post here!

Tarte Cosmetics Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick. The same smooth and creamy Color Splash formula as their previous launches, this time in Metallics! I’m usually not a fan of metallic lipsticks, but these are so gorgeous and will look amazing this summer!

Kat Von D x Divine collection. This collection is EVERYTHING. From the packaging design, to the shades of the palette… I’m in love. I definitely want to create a look with both the palette and lipstick, so stay tuned for a tutorial in the future!

Buxom Va Va Plump shiny liquid lipstick. I’m a huge fan of Buxom glosses, they are an amazing formula with the perfect amount of shine, so I’m really excited to try these out! The shade range is perfect and covers all the bases! They seem super high pigment with just one swatch, but I’ll update you on application once I give them a try!

Touch in Sol Metallist palette. I couldn’t find this online yet, but it is an interesting palette! It feels super creamy, almost wet, when swatched. I wasn’t super impressed with the pigmentation when I swatched it, but it could perform totally different on the eyes and with a brush, so I’ll just have to test it out!

NARS Wanted collection. NARS launched two brand new Blush palettes and two sets of mini liquid lipsticks. I love both the lipsticks and blushes so much, so I cannot wait to try these out! The colors in this collection are gorgeous! Not available online yet, but I’ll update as soon as it’s out!

Becca x Sananas Parisian Lights highlighter. I’m not sure who Sanana is that Becca collaborated with, but this highlighter is beautiful and I love the press on it! It’s more a rose gold/champagne shade, which I love!

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara and Always On Liquid Liner. I’m really excited about the liquid liner!! I have lash extensions right now, but once I get them removed I’ll be trying this out with the mascara!

Butter London Stroke of WOW mascara!

New Eyeris Beauty 3d Faux Silk false lashes. I love Eyeris Beauty lashes so much, I cannot wait to wear these once I’m done with my lash extensions!

Butter London Glazen Blush. Apparently, brands saw Farsali do the whole ‘jelly’ makeup thing and decided to hop on that, Honestly, I don’t like the texture of these and find them to be messy and inconvenient. It’s a fun, new concept, though!

NARS new highlighting powders. These are phenomenal! They swatched super subtle, but I think they’re just pressed really hard. Applied with a blush these give the most gorgeous glow! These aren’t on sale yet, but I’ll update!

Sigma had such success with their Cult fav Wicked Gel Liner, they expanded the Wicked line into both pencil and liquid liner! I loved their gel liner, so I can’t wait to see how these perform! I also have a discount code: ‘HAILIE’ to save you 10%!

So that about wraps up this weeks mail! I hope you guys enjoyed seeing all the new in the makeup world, let me know if you want me to continue these unboxing posts!

Colourpop Lux Lipsticks | Review + Swatches

The moment we have all been waiting forCOLOURPOP LUX LIPSTICKS. I don’t know about you guys, but I am so over the matte liquid lipstick trend. I have been so into the traditional bullet lipsticks lately, so I am 100% on board with all these new launches popping up! Colourpop is one of my all time favorite brands – amazing quality with an awesome, affordable price tag – so of course I was so stoked to see that they were one of the brands jumping on the bandwagon and launching their new Lux lipsticks! They came out with 24 beautifully creamy shades, all with a stunning comfortable matte finish. The packaging is gorgeous – a nice gold component with little stars all over the tube, and they even embossed little stars on the actual product! The best part is that they are only $7!

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The shade range is amazing, as well. Ranging from soft nudes, to hot pinks, to reds, to browns, and even fun lilacs, teals, and a wonderful black shade! These are ultra pigmented with just one swipe and are pretty long lasting for a standard lipstick!

Boy, Stone Fox, Uno Mas, Appy, Layover, La Lady

Foolish, Gallop, What If, Cheetah, Sitting Pretty, 27

Still Crazy, Money Side Up, Humble Pie, Ghosted, On Repeat, Get a Room

On Display, Liquid Courage, Hello Stranger, Friends, Getty, Aeronaut

I can already tell that these are about to be my new go-to’s! My absolute favorites from the collection are Boy, Appy, Layover, Gallop, Ghosted, Cheetah, and Getty! If you were thinking of picking a few of these up, I highly recommend doing so! You can grab them here. Hope you guys enjoyed these swatches and found it helpful! XO

Bare Minerals Gen Nude

Say hello to Bare Minerals Gen Nude collection, made for every skintone  and with mineral rich ingredients that are good for your skin. Bare Minerals has come out with 20 brand new Gen Nude lip lacquer shades (I only have 10 of them to share today) and 12 brand new blushes. Blushes and lip glosses are among my favorite makeup products, so I just knew I had to feature these beauties on the blog!

I don’t know what it is about blush, but a nice peachy, pink blush just makes my soul feel complete! Bare Minerals definitely made all my blush dreams come true with this launch – so many natural, fresh faced, rosy glows to choose from! This blush is very soft formula and applies and blends out beautifully on the skin. Never muddy, or too harsh. These blushes are formulated with a special blurring mineral complex that blurs imperfections and gives your skin a soft glow from within sort of look.

  • Instant Natural Flush – These nude shades mimic the natural flush of skin for a healthy radiant looking complextion
  • Buildable Color – Easy to apply and wear, quick swipe and go
  • Blurring Effect – Light reflecting Hydrated Silica Pearl, Marimo Pearl, and Super Diffusion Powder brighten cheeks and leave a soft-focus effect
  • Mineral-Rich Formula – Good for skin, mineral mica helps smooth skin

The Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer has 20 perfect nudes in the complete collection, but I only have 10 of them to share today. You can check out the website here to see the complete shade range. The shades range from mauves, to pinks, peaches, and beige tones – all handpicked to flatter each and every skintone. The patent-like shine leaves your lips looking juicy and feeling soft as ever. Since it is a gloss formula, it is on the sticky side, but not an uncomfortable honey-like feeling. I honestly didn’t notice the gloss on after a few minutes, it’s very comfortable on. These have an intense, high-pigment color payoff with the most gorgeous shine in just a single swipe. My favorite part though – the scent! They smell like vanilla cake! If you are sensitive to smells, don’t worry – the scent is more subtle and you don’t notice it much after initial application.

  • Next Level Shine – High shine liquid lipsticks with lacquer-like finish
  • Full Coverage – One coat, full coverage color
  • Moisturizing – Jojoba oil and algae provide ultra-comfortable, non-drying wear
  • Mineral-Rich Formula – Smithsonite Extract and copper helps to make lips feel softer and appear fuller