EOTD: Bronze Glow feat. Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine

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It's been a long time since I last posted a look. Today I was inspired by the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in Florence. The palette is so beautiful and I wanted to create a simple look with the gold shade in the palette. These eyeshines are kind of tricky because you assume that they are like foiled eyeshadows and are opaque but you just have to apply it on your lids and it gives a lovely glow. 

 Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Nyx eyeshadow tarte mascara eyeliner
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I started off by applying my Wet n Wild eyeshadow primer on my lids. I applied NYX matte eyeshadow in Dance The Tides in my crease and blended it out. By the way, this shadow is said to be a dupe for Mac e/s in Saddle. After the e/s is blended I applied the top left gold shade in the Milani Palette. For an inner corner highlight, I applied the yellow gold bottom left shade in the palette. You can just stop here and apply mascara but I wanted to try a new liquid liner that I bought yesterday at Ulta. I used NYX Matte liquid liner and winged it out. This eyeliner is a pleasant surprise- I like the brush applicator and the formula.Then, I applied my favorite mascara at the moment which is Tarte Lights,Camera, Lashes.
For the face, I applied a light layer of NARS Sheer Glow. Nyx HD concealer for my under eyes. Then I applied the top left blush in the e.l.f blush palette in dark. I applied my favorite highlighter from the Sleek face form palette on my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. For the brows, I filled them in using a light amount of NYX eyebrow gel. To finish the look, I set my makeup using NYX Dewy Setting spray.
I love this look. It's super simple yet the Milani eyeshine makes it look like I put a lot of effort. I definitely plan on getting more of these palettes. I'm also impressed with the NYX liner- its very black, matte and lasted ALL day. Since it is waterproof you have to remove it with an oil based remover. I hope you enjoyed this look and will have some fall appropriate looks coming up soon.

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Body Merry Skincare

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I had the pleasure of reviewing a few products from Body Merry from Brandbacker. I received their Day & Night Eye Gel, Cellulite gel cream, and Stretch Mark & Scars cream. I was intrigued as I don't have a set body skincare routine and I do struggle with stretch marks. Body Merry sells natural and organic skincare products which are high quality but affordable. Also, their products are made in the USA and are not tested on animals.

Day & Night Eye Gel for Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Bags contains a lot of product. It comes in opaque plastic packaging with a pump dispenser. The gel is a clear gel and when applied I feel like it moisturizes my undereye area and it kind of tightens it too. It's full of effective ingredients and I enjoy using this eye gel moreover the other ones I own. It retails for $15.99 which is totally reasonable considering the amount of product you get and the ingredients. Most the of time, organic and natural skincare products retail for the double or triple this price.

"Turbo charge your daily morning and night skincare routine by adding our supercharged eye gel to it. Get Body Merry's Day-to-Night Eye Gel to give your eyes lasting energy all day and restorative benefits throughout the night. With a unique blend of Vitamin C, MSM, Peptides, Plant Stem Cells and plenty more, your eyes will be fully loaded to fight against dark circles, puffiness, bags and wrinkles."

 Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream    I don't have cellulite so I didn't use this as much so I can't give a thorough review. Its a orange gel like consistency that oddly enough almost faintly smells like orange soda or a fruity soda. You are to use this twice a day and with exercise you will notice that the skin looks tighter, smoother and younger.

 "Face beach season head on with Body Merry’s Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream and keep your body tight and smooth all year long. With elements that enhance circulation, reduce fat and make you feel cool as a cucumber (literally), you will be well on your way to getting skin that feels and looks tighter, smoother and younger. Our Cellulite Gel-Cream can be added to any skincare routine. For best results use alongside an active lifestyle and healthy diet."

Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream  This claims to help visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. I was very intrigued by this cream because I do have stretch marks on my upper thighs and past surgical scars that I'd like to diminish. It is a thick cream consistency that is super moisturizing and it smells wonderful- it smells just like chocolate. I use this a moisturizer for my body not just for the areas that have marks and scars. I haven't noticed a significant difference yet but my skin looks so nice when I use it. So far I love this cream. 

"We put our skin and body through a lot which can often mean unwanted marks and scars. Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream uses natural and effective ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin and deliver the highest levels of moisture. This hydrating and nourishing cream helps to prevent and visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.Our stretch marks cream can be added to any skincare routine and doubles as an all-over body butter for continuous hydration."

These products so far have impressed me with the eye gel and most importantly the cream being my favorite. I may post an update within a month in a beauty review about the eye gel and scar cream. If I were to repurchase any of these products, it would definitely be the eye gel and stretch mark and scar cream.

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How to save $$$ & look good!

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I love makeup and fashion but I hate spending money. I'm cheap and a college student so therefore coupons and sales events are my best friend. Over time, I have found a few ways to save money on makeup and fashion and I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that you will find it helpful and save $$$ too.

Hautelook has the best brands on sale for women, men, kids and home decor. Most of the brands are luxury and you can buy them here for about 75% off retail prices. Also, Hautelook has amazing customer service- if you have any questions or concerns you can always ask them and they'll get back to you immediately. Since its a flash sale website some of their items sell out very quickly so you have to take advantage quickly. Once they ran out of some things I ordered and they not only refunded me but they also gave me a $5 store credit! Just be mindful that it takes a few weeks to receive your order but its totally worth it! Join now!

iHerb sells vitamins and other healthy products. They also sell makeup such as e.l.f and real techniques. I usually buy makeup and stock up on my coconut oil and other facial oils from iHerb as its much cheaper than other stores. iHerb offers a ton of offers so you can always get a great deal on products. Save $5-$10 on your first order! 

Retailmenot offer coupon codes and promo codes for more than 500,000 stores. They are very helpful and I always manage to find a great coupon code on here.

Ebates allows you to get cash back while you shop. It's as easy as that- Ebates offers cash back and coupons for a ton of different stores like Nordstrom, Macy's, Sephora, Amazon and more. It's easy to sign up and from time to time they increase the % of cash back you can get from certain stores. The money you get from cash back gets mailed to you in a check. This is my favorite site as almost all of the stores that I shop from are on this site and their coupon codes are amazing! Join now!
Pro tip: I buy MAC, NARS and other high end makeup from Nordstrom because I get cash back and that's how I save money on high end cosmetics!

Unidays is designed for students and you get a significant discount on a ton of brands such as ASOS, Levi's, American Apparel, BCBGENERATION just to name a few. It's very easy to sign up, you only have to verify that you're a college student by using your college email and you can immediately start saving. Unidays is online based so you get discounts right away after you sign up. Join now!

These are my favorite easy ways to save $$$ while online shopping. These sites are indispensable for me and I saved so much money that I wouldn't otherwise have saved if I didn't use them.

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale!

Stop what you're doing and head over to Ulta right now! Twice a year Ulta holds a sale that lasts a few weeks where everyday there a new beauty deal. It starts on September 6 and ends on September 26. You can buy these discounted items for up to 50% retail price and the best thing about this is that most of the advertised items are high-end! Some of the items that are on sale are Bare Minerals, Philosophy, Smashbox and Tarte just to name a few. Ulta also has some of their brand collection on sale as well.

I am super stoked for this sale as there are a few things I need that I have been eyeing and fortunately they will be on sale. My new HG mascara, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes will be on sale for only $10! I also have my eyes on Japonesque Primer, Tarte Liner and LORAC concealer. I will totally take advantage of this sale. Be mindful that some of these items will only be available online.

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My Skincare Saviors: LUSH (Suitable for Oily Blemish-Prone Skin)


It isn't everyday you stumble upon skincare products you can't live without. For the past couple of months my acne came back and no matter what I did, it wouldn't go away. I was about to give up until my best friend Marcel ordered some LUSH goodies and told me how amazing they were. I was desperate and I ordered right away. Mind you, I have heard of LUSH and I know they're known for their skincare but I never tried them until now. I picked up Herbalism cleanser, Tea Tree toner water, Grease Lightning and Mask of Magnaminty. After a few weeks of using them I have decided that I love them and they are definitely HG status.

Mask of Magnaminty- This is an intense but gentle mask. It deep cleans and pulls debris from my pores but when I wash it off it doesn't leave my skin feeling irritated or tight. It has beans to exfoliate the skin and that's great for people with flaky or dry skin. I love the peppermint scent and it has replaced my once favorite mint julep mask. I feel this mask definitely helps my skin looks its best and I use this once a week.

Tea Tree Water: This toner contains tea tree but don't worry it isn't like other tea tree products that can dry your skin out. If you didn't like The Body Shop's Tree Tree Toner, give this one a try. It's completely different. It feels so refreshing and the scent is very pleasant. It is great for those with oily skin.

Grease Lightning: This also contains tea tree and it is intended to be a spot treatment. It is a clear gel with no scent.You place this on top of a pimple and it will dry it out overnight. This little guy is super effective- I always notice a difference and it helped reduce the size of a few cystic acne bumps that I had  before using Lush. A little goes a long way and be sure just to place it on top of pimples. My best friend used to apply it on her face and noted that in some places where her skin was clear she'd get small pimples. This is easily one of the most effective spot cleansers that I've tried.

Herbalism: This is meant for oily blemish prone skin (me!). It has a lot of good herbs such as kaolin clay, rosemary, chamomile and more. It is kind of messy as you have to scoop some product out, mix with water into a paste and cleanse your face. As the name suggests, it smells very herbal which may be an unpleasant smell for some. I wasn't a fan of it at first but the scent has grown on me. Fortunately, the scent does not linger after you wash it off. Herbalism cleanses my skin very well and it doesn't leave my skin tight and dry like most cleansers for oily skin do.

I am obsessed with these products and I wish I had tried them earlier! My skin is so clear and when I do get a pimple they don't stand a chance because I use Grease Lightning right away. I stopped using retinol and vitamin c skincare system that I was once using and I'm going to stick with Lush.

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What are your favorite LUSH products?

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