Easy Green Springtime Look with NYX Love You So Mochi Electric Pastels Palette

Spring is almost here! Stepping into the season with my new NYX Love You So Mochi Electric Pastels palette which I am OBSESSED with. The eyeshadows are super soft and buttery, and I found they went on best when applied with my fingers as they're pretty shimmery. A couple of the more gold colors would be great doubled as highlighters too. 

I am usually more of a browns and pinks kind of girl, so green is a bit outside of my norm, but since I've started this blog I've been trying to add more variety into my makeup routine. What do you think about this, are these colors you'd rock?

1 Minute Videos: Herbivore Botanicals Exfoliating Floral Pink Clay Mask

I am a huge fan of clay masks and use them about once a week before my weekly hair wash session. I am also a huge fan of pink things, so when I saw this Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Floral Mask at Anthropologie I had to pick it up. 

It comes in a powder form and you mix it yourself, so that seemed like a fun thing to do on a Friday night. Check out my 1 Minute Video below!

Couple of things, I don't know if I made my mix too thick or this is just the formula, it was a little more difficult to wash off my face than an average clay mask, so I had to keep a wet face towel on it for a little longer to actually get it off. I'll have to try another time with a thinner consistency to see if that helps. I was also hoping that this mask would be actually pink, but it's more of a pinky brown color, like, I duno, mud. 

 
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I used a silicone mask brush to apply the mask, and I love these because it doesn't waste as much product as a normal hair brush. I got mine in a two pack from amazon here for like $5, and gave one to my sister in law. 

 
Herbivore Botanical Pink Clay Exfoliating Floral Face Mask
 

I got this mask from Anthropologie for $22 (THEY HAVE BEAUTY STUFF?) but the mask is also available on amazon for $26 right now, scoop it up if that's something you're into!  

Here's the info about the Pink Clay Mask from Amazon.

French Pink Clay 
Filled with minerals, this clay gently detoxifies and cleanses, leaving the skin feeling soft and nourished. 

Rose Petals 
Gentle and soothing to skin, rose petals assist in regenerating cells, reducing fine lines, clarifying skin tone and protecting against free radicals. 

Chamomile 
Anti-inflammatory that promotes circulation and is used as a treatment for inflammation and irritation of the skin. Organic Chamomile is excellent for healing, tissue regeneration and prevention of moisture loss. 

Rosehip Seed Oil 
Comes from the fruit of the wild rose plant, naturally rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9. Regenerates skin cells and repairs damaged tissue, reduces scarring, repairs damaged skin cells, minimizes wrinkles and helps maintain healthy collagen.

Formulated WITHOUT
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Animal Testing
- GMOs 

Subtle Smokey Eyeshadow Look with Neutroena Healthy Skin Makeup

I’ve partnered with Neutrogena to recreate one of their #HolidayHealthySkin Looks. I normally have great skin, but the winter dryness and the stress of my family holiday vacation caused me to break out a little bit. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Makeup is meant to actually improve skin tone and texture over time, and helped to cover up some of my blemishes and stay flawless for the holiday season. I recreated Eiza González’s soft smoky look here, you can see more holiday looks out on the Neutrogena website. Use the promo code HEALTHYSKIN25 to get 25% off on Neutrogena.com to check it out for yourself!

Makeup Details
Primer: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer
Foundation: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in Nude
Concealer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer in Fair (10)
Under Eye Brightener: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Fair (05)
Blush: Healthy Skin Blush in Vibrant
Bronzer: Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed
Eyeshadow: Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer in Mink Brown
Mascara: (Lash extensions for top) Healthy Volume® Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips: MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya

New Years Eve Party Glam Makeup Look with the Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

I did a quick New Years Eve Glam Makeup Look for all New Years parties you'll no doubt be attending using my brand new Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette 5 I received as a Christmas gift! I looove the red shades and the glitter eyeshadow pigments!

Makeup Details
Primer
: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer
Foundation: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in Nude
Concealer: Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in Light Sand
Brows: NYX Cosmetics eyebrow pencil in Charcoal and eyebrow cake powder in Black/Gray
Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Eyeshadow: Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette 5
Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day liner in Intense Black
Mascara: Healthy Volume® Mascara in Carbon Black
Contour: Shams Step By Step Contour Stick
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Bazzar in Skillful
Highlight: Laura Geller Beauty Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
Lips: Colourpop #iluvsarahiixcolourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Arriba and #mylittleponyxcolourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Flutter Valley
Finishing Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Setting Spray: ELF Makeup Mist and Set
Lash Extensions by @lashesbyelyse

This year has been super busy with a lot of new things in my life. I wrote a LOT, started this beauty blog, and got to work with some amazing people at a kid's show! 

I'm looking forward to seeing what 2018 has in store for both Slumber Party Beauty and my personal life, and I'm putting it out into the universe that 2018 is going to be my year! 

Hope you have a safe and fun New Years Eve, and I'll see you next year!

Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Review and Video

My journey with white teeth has been fraught with many speedbumps. When I was young I had my teeth professionally whitened after getting my braces off, and I'm convinced it made my enamel weak and my teeth sensitive ever since. I drink a lot of coffee, so I've pretty much undone any good the professional whitening did, and crest white strips are too painful for me to use due to my sad weak enamel. 

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Enter activated charcoal. I've heard a lot about charcoal teeth whitening products but hadn't had a chance to check it out, when I got a message from Carbon Coco asking if I'd like to try their product out. Check out my review of it below!

Overall, loved the product. It didn't taste weird, was fun to scare my man with, and didn't hurt my weak little teeth at all. All their products are also vegan and cruelty free, which I can't say about most of the big toothpaste companies. I'll have to continue to use this over time to determine if it whitens my teeth significantly, but so far so good!

You can check out Carbon Coco here on their website. As of right now it looks like they're still running a Cyber Monday promotion, so get on that if you want to try this stuff out. 

Have you tried any charcoal teeth whitening products? Let me know in the comments what some of your faves are!

**Note: This product was sent to me in exchange for a review, but I have not received any monetary compensation for saying nice things about the company nor was I asked to give a favorable review. I'd never lie to you guys on this blog!**