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?

The 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deal List

BLACK FRIDAY! Commercialism! Stampedes! 

Black Friday is crazy. I have no idea how this tradition started, but I try to reap the benefits every year from the comfort of my own home, because I'm too scared to brave the Black Friday crowds at brick and mortar stores. So here's a list of some of the best online Black Friday beauty deals this year!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills
Select Anastasia Beverly Glow Kits will be 40% off at Ulta on Cyber Monday.

Beauty Bakerie
30% off site-wide on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 

Benefit Cosmetics
25% off all orders online & in Benefit Boutiques with the code: BENEBINGE starting Wednesday, November 22nd. On Friday, you’ll be able to get the new Hoola Boddess Cream for $15. And On Cyber Monday, use code CYBER25 for 25% off all orders online & in Benefit Boutiques.

Birchbox: 
On Black Friday enjoy 10% off $30+, 15% off $50+, and 25% off $75+.

Bliss: 
40% off site-wide from November 20 to Monday, November 27.

Bobbi Brown
25% off order from bobbibrown.com Thursday-Tuesday and a bunch of discounted products from Nordstrom's sale.

Butter London
30% off site-wide with free shipping on Thursday, November 23, take 30% off site-wide. On Black Friday, take 35% off site-wide with free shipping, and from November 25 to November 27, take 40% off nail products and gift sets, with free shipping.

Clarisonic
30% off all devices on Black Friday plus a free Lancôme Absolue BX Cream. On Monday, November 27, it's 30% off devices, plus a free full-size Lancome Energie de Vie Moisturizer.

Colourpop
20% off site-wide on Cyber Monday.

CoverFX
On Black Friday, get 25% off the entire site. On Cyber Monday, 30% off orders until noon and 25% off orders for the rest of the day.

ELF
50% off everything from Friday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 28.

Essence Cosmetics
On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, get 50% off everything site-wide.

Flawless by Gabrielle Union
50% off from Wednesday, November 22 to Monday, November 27.

Glossier
20% off with free shipping from Black Friday to Cyber Monday!

It Cosmetics
20% off any $30 purchase or more with code MONDAY20 on Cyber Monday. Between November 23rd through the 27th anyone who spends $50 receives a free Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette with the promo code: FRIDAY17.

Julep
50% off everything on Cyber Monday at julep.com and all Julep Holiday Products will be 40% at Ulta.

Lime Crime
This sale is crazy. Up to 85% off all products from November 21-27.

MAKE UP FOR EVER:
From November 22 to November 27, the brand's boutiques and website will be offering a number of bundle deals. Those include two Artist Liquid Mattes for $29 ($40 value); a buy one, get one deal on any of the brand's mascaras; 12 Artist Shadows for $75 ($252 value); and two Aqua Matic eyeshadow pencils for $15 ($44 value). Exclusively at Sephora, The Artist Neutrals set will be $15. That includes deluxe sizes of the Artist Liquid Matte in shade 105 and Artist Rouge Lipstick in shade C211.

Makeup Geek
30% off all products for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Milk Makeup
Three for $30 for the Liquid Strobe on Black Friday. $10 off all kits on Cyber Monday.

Missha
40% off sitewide from November 15th-30th. There are also gifts with purchases at $40 (a free Time Revolution Immortal Youth Miniature Set valued at $20) and $60 (a free MISA Cho Gong Jin Miniature Set valued at $32).

NARS:
20% off all online purchases from Thursday, November 23 to Tuesday, November 28, with the exception of NARS palettes, books, candles, and the Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection.

Nordstrom Beauty:
From November 23 to November 27, Nordstrom Beauty is running a Cyber 5 promotion—meaning an array of discounts and promotions on brands like MAC, Smashbox, Benefit and more.

NYX
30% off your entire order in store and online Friday, November 24 through November 25.

Sally Beauty: 
30% off orders of $50 or more with code 888036 from Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26.

Sephora:
Exclusive gift sets will be available for $15 and under. You'll have to visit the site on Black Friday to see what deals they're running, but I guarantee they'll be good.

Shu Uemura
Use the code SHUBF for 20% off any order over $50 from November 22 to November 25, and 25% off any order over $100. Watch for lighting offers and different flash sales from November 27 through November 28.

Sigma Beauty: 
Free US shipping on all orders from November 20-25. On November 22, buy more, save more, with the codes BUY20, BUY30, BUY40. On November 23 and 24, take 30% off site-wide, and get free worldwide shipping with the code BF30. On November 25 and 26, get 40% off select brush sets with the code BRUSHSET40. And on November 27 and 28, get 35% off site-wide with the code CYBER35.

Smashbox
50% the Smashbox Spotlight Palette at Ulta on Cyber Monday.

Stila: 
25% off sitewide and free shipping on Black Friday. Get the MATTE’ificent Mattes Duo for $18 on Ulta.com. That includes a full size of its Stay All Day Lip Liner in Zinfandel, and a full size of its MATTE’ificent Lipstick in Mon Ami.

St. Tropez: 
40% off all products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday with the code STTROPEZ40.

Target: 
All beauty gift sets at Target will be buy one, get one 50% off on Black Friday.

Tarte
Use code FRIYAY for 25% off almost everything on Black Friday

Too Faced:
On Black Friday it's buy one full-size Better Than Sex Mascara get 2nd item for 50% off. You can also buy any two Melted or Melted Matte Lipsticks for $30 and all primers will be $20.

Ulta Beauty: 
Ulta will have a lot of deals and discounts on Black Friday, including 50% select hot tools, 20% off Clarisonic gift sets, and more. Your best bet is to visit the site on Friday to check 'em all out.

Urban Decay
25% to 50% off everything with free shipping from Black Friday to Sunday at UrbanDecay.com. On Monday, November 27, take 50% off all Vice lipsticks. On November 28, take 20% off select vaults and 50% off the Moondust Eyeshadow Palette and UD Pro Brushes.

Wunder2: 
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Wunder2 will be participating in Amazon's Deal of the Day and offering 40% off on Wunderbrow.

Yes To:
At CVS, all single-use masks are buy two, get one free from November 26 to December 1. At RiteAid, buy one Yes To face wipe and get two free from November 23 to November 25. And at Target, buy any gift set to get another 50% off from November 24 to November 26.

Are there any sales I missed? Let me know and I'll add them to the list! Happy Shopping!
 

Easy Everyday Makeup Look Using Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation and Colourpop I Think I Love You Pressed Eyeshadow Palette

Here's an easy everyday look I did using Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation and the Colourpop I Think I Love You Pressed Eyeshadow Palette! 

Here are the products I used in this video:

Primer: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer
Foundation: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation in 150
Eyes: Colourpop pressed eyeshadow palette I Think I Love You
Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
Concealer: Colourpop No Filter Concealer in Light 20
Brows: Nyx Cosmetics eyebrow pencil in Charcoal and eyebrow cake powder in Black/Gray
Lips: Colourpop #iluvsarahiixcolourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Arriba
Highlight: Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

Let me know if you'd like to see more videos like this on my blog, and make sure to subscribe to my new YouTube Channel!

Holy Grail Must Haves: Current Favorite Products I Can't Live Without

Back in ye olden times or whatever, knights ran around and killed a bunch of people looking for some fabled cup Jesus drank out of. I bet if they had access to some of these beauty products they'd have been like, yeah I'm good, the cup prob doesn't even exist lol.

Anyway, these are MY Holy Grail items, the makeup products I simply can't live without. I go through multiples of these in a year, and they are the products I buy over and over again. 

Pixi Glow Tonic

Good makeup starts with good skin, and this Pixi Glow Tonic does wonders for mine. It contains 5% Glycolic Acid, which sounds scary, but is just a fancy word for a chemical exfoliant that helps to shed your dead stuff on your face. I use this every night on a cotton pad and you can get it from Target or from the Pixi website directly. They range from $6-$29 depending on the size you get it in.

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I cry a lot so I need a truly waterproof eyeliner. It's just the truth, it's ok, I'm ok with being a crybaby. This Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner really does stay all day and even all night, tears and rain be damned. It also comes in all these fun colors. It's a bit pricier than the average eyeliner for $22 but this is one product where the price is worth it. You can get it from Sephora and Ulta stores or the Stila website.

Look at all these colors!

Look at all these colors!

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I have very straight, thin, Asian eyelashes that are stubborn for most highly praised mascaras. I need a waterproof mascara that will simultaneously withstand all my crying and hold a curl. I read about this weird mascara awhile ago in some Buzzfeed listicle of Amazon beauty buys and so I took a chance and bought it. It. Is. Amazing. I have no idea what this stuff is made of or how it works so well, but I love it. It's $25 on Amazon right now, but the price fluctuates and you can also find it for cheaper in Japanese or Korean cosmetic stores if there are any around you. 

Here's a very close weird picture where you can see one eye with the mascara and one naked lash eye.  

Here's a very close weird picture where you can see one eye with the mascara and one naked lash eye.  

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Guys. This NYX eyebrow pencil is my jam. I have black hair, and black eyebrows look too scary and brown eyebrows look too fake. Enter the gray eyebrow. I honestly don't know why more brands don't make a gray, but at $4.75 a pencil, I don't really think I need anything else. The pencil lasts surprisingly long and can create a thin or fat line depending on the look you're going for. I use this paired with the NYX eyebrow powder for a finished, natural look. They have a bunch of other colors for your brows, including some pretty redish shades for red-heads. You can buy this at Ulta, Target, most drugstores, NYX stores and their website, or online at Amazon. Here's a link to the product on the NYX website

Other eyebrow pencil colors ^^

Other eyebrow pencil colors ^^

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What Holy Grail list would be complete without the Beauty Blender? It's like, just a sponge, right? WRONG. It's so much more than a sponge. Have you ever tried putting makeup on your face with a regular sponge? Don't do it, that's weird. But seriously, I don't know why or how this sponge is so great for putting on face makeup like foundation, concealer, or contour products but it just is. It's a bit expensive for a little sponge at $20 a pop, but if you clean it regularly and take good care not to let it get moldy or gross it will last a really long time. You can get these at pretty much every major makeup store or on Amazon or the Beauty Blender website

So there you have it! These are a few of my favorite products I regularly use up and will re-buy over and over. My list is ever changing though, so let me know what YOUR Holy Grail products are in the comments!

Disclaimer: I have not been paid or compensated in any way by these companies for this post, (not that I wouldn't- I just don't have that kind of life yet) and these are products that I personally like and that work for me. They might not work for you, and hey that's ok we're all different people!