NYX Brand Review

Hello my lovelies! Lately we have been doing a lot of NYX reviews, but that’s just because NYX is awesome!

I cannot believe that it’s almost September! Almost chia tea latte season! I may not be a full white girl, but your girl loves her some chia tea latte in the fall, especially where Hailey and I used to live, a chia tea latte definitely warmed you up. Now that I’m in Texas I think I’m really going to miss a true fall season, but at the same I’m excited to not be so darn cold until August comes around again.

Ah! Now back to the review!

A few months ago I had a big NYX haul, the first of which was:

NYX Shimmery orange lipstick:

I bought this lipstick because I wanted to try getting out of my comfort zone. I often stick to non bright colors (until recently) so I would stick with reds and other more typical colors of lipstick. I was a bit worried to by this because I tried finding a non shimmery lipstick that was orange, having shimmer in it made this lipstick more out of my comfort zone

I’m happy to say that I actually liked the shimmer on the lips, it adds and nice touch to it and I really like this shade of orange! The last isn’t very long unfortunately, I had to re-apply it like every hour, other than that I really enjoyed this lipstick, definitely a keep!

Lingerie NYX:

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E.l.f Brand Review

Hello my lovelies! I’m back with another Elf review! Lately I haven’t been a huge Elf fan. Elf has always been a hit or miss with their products, and for awhile I was getting more hits than misses, but now I’m getting more misses than hits.

I’m gonna start with the…

Elf makeup remover pen:

As you can see I’ve already used this..well duh Christine, why wouldn’t you review something you haven’t used?

Well I wouldn’t, can’t judge a book by its cover. This product I found with Hailey and we were both very excited for me to try it out. If you’re like me, there are those days that your eyeliner just doesn’t want to work with you (comment down below if you have those days!) and that can be a PAIN! I thought that this one would clean away any eyeliner mess perfectly. I was surprised that it did kind of work, although the brush of this pen is a bit oily to help remove makeup, it took the eyeliner off, but it also smudged that area really bad, so it didn’t fully remove the makeup. So I give removal a 3/10 because it didn’t fully remove the makeup. I also didn’t like how it dried out within the hour I opened it, and I didn’t even have it opened for that long, so that was my second biggest issue with the product, it doesn’t fully remove makeup and it doesn’t really last long at all, for last I would give it a 0/10. All in all I really thought this product would be a big hit, a must have, but I would make recommend this if you have like a special event for the day and want it just in case? Other than that it didn’t work very well.

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Hair, Skincare

Skincare and Haircare Haul!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog! Recently I’ve been shopping quite a bit, just stocking up on some categories of products before I leave for college, so here is what I picked up:


Derma – e Hydrating Night Cream – I’ve seen this brand all over instagram and so I decided to test out this eye cream. I swatched it in store, and it feels lovely and I can’t wait to use in on my eyes!

Derma – e Hydrating Eye Cream – This night cream has hyaluronic acid in it and I know that my skin absolutely loves that ingredient! It drinks it up and I get great results so I’m excited to try this out.

Sonage Remedy Relief Balancing Mask – This was on clearance so I picked it up! It also promised to remove impurities and shrink pores, so I was very intrigued!

Essano Rosehip Mist Toner – This is also a brand I’d seen on instagram! I love spray toners during hot weather and I also love rose, so I am sure I’m going to love this!


Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Shampoo – This shampoo seemed so gentle so I picked it up because if a shampoo is too harsh, it really makes a difference in how my curls look. Definitely excited to test it out! Continue reading “Skincare and Haircare Haul!”


July Ipsy Bag!

Hello my lovelies!!! Unfortunately July has come to an end…but you know what that means!! Ipsy bag time!

I really liked this months bag because it had a mix of makeup and then like skinish care stuff. Now I say ish because most people don’t classify lip balm and skin care!

  • The Balm Nude Eyeshadow
  • Now a few months back I got this brand’s highlighter and I loved it! It was very pigmented and just the perfect shade of highlight for me so I was super excited to get this.
  • I absolutely love this shade, it blends really well and can go with about any warm colors.
  • Steve Laurant Blush
  • To begin with I love love love the rose gold packaging. I think it’s really aesthetically pleasing. I was a little bummed to get blush because I don’t really use blush. I still don’t really use blush, so if Hailey wants this she can have it! It wasn’t a bad blush, very natural pigment, it’s just I’m not a huge fan.
  • H2O+ Oasis Ultra Hydrating hand cream
  • I also really like how aesthetically pleasing this tube is! Plus I really like it because of the term h2O because it makes me think of my FAVORITE childhood show called h2O just add water! (Like if you’ve ever watched that!) the consistency is a little watery, but not so much that it takes away from the hydrating. I wouldn’t say it ULTRA hydrating because I have to re-apply so much, but when I use it on my face it really does keep my face hydrated.
  • Mellow pink lipstick
  • I heard that this morning as a fairly new brand coming out, so I was super excited to get my hands on their lipstick. I love how the tube is rounded kinda like a MAC lipstick. As I said in my NYX lipstick review, i have recently been getting into brighter shades lately,
  • so I was even more excited to find out that it was a bright pink shade! I absolutely love it. It has a semi long last, I have to re-apply about every 6 hours, but other than that I have nothing negative to say!
  • Bkr Paris water lip balm
  • When I opened this up, I was blown away from the way the packaging looked. I really liked how they packaged it. The lip balm itself looked super aesthetically appealing too soooo!!!
  • What I really like about this is not only does it hydrate my lips perfectly, but it gives that super watery look that’s so in right now. So I love it!
  • That’s it for today’s blog, comment down below what you got in your Ipsy bag, or if you have any of these in your beauty drawer!
  • Tata
  • Christine

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Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

A Year Working Retail, My Story

Hello my lovelies! I can’t believe it’s almost August! The summer has gone by so fast am I right?!

I thought today I might share a little story with you. Since by the time this goes up, I will have left my job due to my move.

A year ago being a dirt poor high school student I decided to look for a job. I had just turned 18 so I knew there were many job opportunities for me, but what? I swore off working fast food, and I had so many hobbies that I could use in the work force. I thought maybe the book store, since I love to read, but I also LOVE to chat. In my experience there has never been a whole lot of chatting in book stores, so I knew that wouldn’t be a great fit for me. Then I tried applying to ultra (even though that’s like so dangerous for me!) , since your girl loves makeup. I had applied, but never heard back. Getting a little panicked I began looking at stores in my local mall. That is when I found the store I currently work at, I will keep the name of the store private for safety reasons, but I used to shop there a ton when I was a tween because of the sparkly jewelry and super cute clothing. 13 year old me would go crazy in that store. I asked an employee there if they were hiring and she said they were and just so happened to short of staff. That night I sent in my application and a day later I was hired..a week later I was on the clock.

At first I was beyond overwhelmed, this was my first retail job. I have 0 customer service experience, all I had done previous to this was babysit! It was a rough start, my feet would feel like I was walking on glass by the end of the night, and it seemed that no customer cared now knew I was. There were days were I would run in the back crying due to the stress of a situation, or the rudeness of a customer, days where I wanted to throw in the towel. Maybe working at a bookstore didn’t seem too bad? Something inside me told me, keep trying, give it time. So I listened to the voice inside me head. And within 2 months I was completely in love with my job. I had an amazing team, and an amazing boss.

To this day, and it’s been almost a year. I absolutely love my job and the opportunities every there gave me. I didn’t think working somewhere would give me family, but I now know that I have a family with them, even when I do leave off to college. Our sometimes traumatic, frustrating and funny experiences have helped shape and bond each and every one of us. My experience working with My team has helped shape me as a person and as a worker. I am now confident in who I am and how I present myself, and I sure as heck don’t let anyone talk me down anymore for being new!

I know retail can be a pain in the butt to work, trust me I’m not saying it isn’t! But working with the girls I work with made my first retail job the most memorable experience I have ever had.


Charcoal teeth whitener

Hello lovelies! Now if you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed these little teeth whitened popping up on YouTube and Instagram lately. Like my usual self I have always been curious to try new and interesting things.

The charcoal teeth whiteners have been on my list for awhile! So when I went to Marshall’s and found this for $6 I was sold instantly. Now I will note it did not come with a tooth brush like most of this do, but luckily I had some extra.

After my first use, I found that the powder is magic because somehow it gets EVERYWHERE. so I would recommend you do it over a skin or in your shower, the charcoal itself looks really cool as your brushing it, I kinda feel like a pirate with gross looking black teeth. And it does feel very grainy as your brushing your teeth as well as after.

After use I would recommend swishing some water or mouth wash because there do tend to be little black specks left on your teeth right after use.

As for results you can see a slight change after the first use, but for best results I would use for a week.

The container says you could use this as a substitute for toothpaste, Which I mean you totally could, but if you’re like me, who likes minty fresh breath, I would use this charcoal Whitener first, and then right after brush your teeth with your normal toothpaste!

Comment down below if you’ve used any of these and what you think!



Hair, Skincare

Biotin cranberry mixed berry vitamin review

Hello my lovelies! Now I know you’re probably thinking, Christine why on earth are you doing reviewing vitamins?? Well, we are a beauty blog and I believe beauty is not just makeup. So today I will be reviewing biotin gummies.

Now your girl over here loves her some Pinterest, especially like improving yourself Pinterest post. Recently I would see so much hype about cranberry biotin vitamins on Pinterest so I wanted to try them out. Now my hair is pretty long and thick already, but I love myself some long hair. Adore long hair. As for my skin, lately due to the amount of stress I have been going through and my hormones getting crazy out of wack due to the stress, my skin game has been weak. I have been breaking out so much recently it’s not even funny, so that was the main reasoning I got vitamins.

Now I’ve only been using these for a week, so I know results won’t be super noticeable, but I will do a 1 month update!

After a few days of using this I definitely noticed my nails had been growing crazy fast, so I knew it was working. As for my hair I can’t really say much, I haven’t noticed any grow, much is does look a lot healthier! And now onto my skin.

My skin, I don’t see much change, nothing really gone away or gotten better, but I hope that after using these vitamins for a little longer that I’ll start seeing more progress….cuz yo girl is losing hope!

Comment below on products you use for break outs! Also comment below if you use biotin vitamins!




Beauty Counter Products Review

Hello my lovelies! It’s been awhile I know! I’ve been going through some stuff and have been super busy with work lately that I haven’t been able to blog much! Alas I am back and ready to RUMBLE!!!

So a few months ago Hailey and I found this Instagramer ( shout out to @betterbeauty101 follow her on insta!) who was giving out free Beauty Counter Face serums. Wanting to try this out we hopped on board! The sample size came with four serums. Rejuvenating face cleanser, Rejuvenating radiance Serum, Rejuvenating day cream, and Rejuvenating night cream. As you could probably tell by their names, the purpose for these serums is to Rejuvenate your skin. And you best believe with all the stress this girls been going through, she needs herself some rejuvenation!

Rejuvenating face cleanser:

I used this cleanser after I washed my face for the night. What I really like about this cleanser is it makes me feel so refreshed afterwards. Doing this after washing my face with my witch-hazel feels so Gucci! Since I do this at night, its refreshing-ness really helps put me in the going to bed mood. I also really like how you can really feel it cleansing out your face.

Rejuvenating Radiance Serum:

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Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation, Makeup

Get Ready With Us for Prom! 💃

Hello lovelies! Welcome to a very chatty post about our senior prom, we will show you our makeup looks and our dresses and some fun photos!

*We couldn’t find the time to get this up earlier with graduation and finals and things but at least this post is finally here!*

Christine’s Makeup: 

Milani foundation, elf concealer, tarte contour palette, DLShighlighter, La colors brow pencil, elf eyeshadow, NYX lipstick!

Christine’s Dress:

I went with a group of my gal friends since my boo is in another state and couldn’t make it for prom! He was with me in spirit!

Group Pictures:

Hailey’s Makeup:

All the products:

I went for a pretty natural and simple look because I wanted my dress to be the star of the show! I put this makeup on really early in the day because I was going to a wedding in the early afternoon and that would be why it looks a little faded in the evening pictures!

Hailey’s Dress:

This photo was taken right before we got to the dance, around 8:30pm! This photo of the dress is true to its actual color, a rich emerald green!
I found my dress at a tiny little boutique in our local town center! I love this gown so much!


I asked my boyfriend if he would like to be in a blog post and he said sure, so here are some of our pictures!

Us taking a selfie on the dock. Mostly included this picture because I look like a mermaid here!
How that selfie turned out! 🙂
Here is us on the waterfront looking down at the water. PS: Got my hair done in those tight curls, but by the dance, they’d fallen out into lovely loose waves!
We really hope you guys enjoyed seeing our prom looks! Let us know what you think in the comments, do you like our looks?

— Christine and Hailey

Hair, Makeup, Nails, Skincare

Beauty Empties: May-June!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog, today I’m going to share all the products I finished in the last couple months. Lets get into it:


w3ll people expressionist mascara – This is one of my favorite mascaras, it is very black and gives you long defined lashes that are very fluttery and natural. Definitely need to repurchase!

Smashbox Brow Tech to go in Taupe – I really enjoyed this, but after finishing two full sizes I’m just over it, and I’m going to try something else!

Physicians formula Eye booster eyeliner – This has a very thin and watery formula. I prefer my other eyeliner pens so would not repurchase!


Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum – I’ve been loving this for my skin lately! It makes me really glowy and gets rid of any dryness. Picking up the full size for sure.

Burts Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – These were nice makeup removing wipes, if you are looking for some you might like these. I have a makeup eraser though and because it is less wasteful than wipes I’m going to stick to that instead!

Burts Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm – This was a lovely lip balm. It kept my lips moisturized, smelled like pineapple, would repurchase!



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