France, Switzerland, and Italy Beauty Haul | Video

In the last few weeks I picked up a lot of beauty products in all of the countries I visited. So, since I was busy with traveling and finals, I decided to wait until I came home to film a haul! So, come join the party and see what I got, no spoilers here! :)

PS: So sorry for the bad lighting & coloring in this video. I pre filmed this and then bought new lightbulbs after editing it since I wasn’t satisfied with how it looks! But, hopefully you will like how my future videos will look, because it will be a vast improvement!

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Powder Exfoliator Review

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Powder Exfoliator Review

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Powder Exfoliator

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($52) is a rice-based powder exfoliant that turns into a scrubby paste once water is added. I first tried this product out last year and featured it in my 5 Skincare Favorites, so it was great to be able to use it again.

Gentle, daily use exfoliating powder for all skin conditions. Unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter.

 

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Powder Exfoliator

I love this exfoliator because it makes my skin super soft without irritating it whatsoever. My favorite way to use it is to mix it with my liquid face cleanser to make an exfoliating cleanser. It also takes time out of your nightly skincare routine! You only need a half-teaspoon sized amount for your entire face. Once it comes into contact with water, it turns into a milky paste that isn’t harsh whatsoever, thanks to the colloidal oatmeal inside of it, which is a great skin soothing ingredient. Fall & Winter are the perfect seasons to pick this product up, as it’s time to slough off dead skin cells and let your bright & smooth skin shine through!

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**This post contains products that I have received for free- for more information, please read my Disclosure Policy**

5 Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $20, For The Girl That Has Everything

 

Holiday Stocking Stuffers Breakups To Makeup Compact, BeautyBlender Micro, MyNCLA Nail Wraps, Sugarfina Sugar Lips, FullLips Lip Plumping Device

Christmas is coming right around the corner, and it’s difficult to find the perfect small gift for your favorite beauty lover. Whether it’s your best friend, sister, daughter, or coworker- if they love beauty, they are bound to love these gifts that are both thoughtful and won’t break the bank!

1. A Cute Compact: Something I realized about myself recently was that when I need a mirror, I never have one. I usually wind up bringing a powder compact in my bag, if I have the room. I got this adorable compact from Breakups To Makeup ($10), and it’s perfect for a beauty enthusiast. At the time of posting it’s sold out, but there are plenty of other cute and affordable gifts on their shop.

2. Baby Blender: The beautyblender has become a cult-favorite foundation applicator, that even I can’t live without. They recently launched the beautyblender micro.mini ($17.95 for 2), a pint-sized version specifically for small areas like the under eyes, contouring, and highlighting.

3. Custom Nail Wraps: Here’s one I really love and have been dying to try myself. MyNCLA ($19 for wraps) is a free app that NCLA created for users to create and purchase their own nail wraps with whatever design they want! Just upload a photo and go from there. Whether it’s a design you like, a photo you took, or even a photo of someone you love, these wraps make a super unique gift! Either create the wraps yourself, or let the receiver create their own during the holiday!

4. Lip Plumping Device: The whole Kylie Jenner lip look has seriously blown up the internet the past few months, and isn’t going anywhere. Although you can get that look with lip liner, there are these crazy suction cup devices that really plump your lips, albeit temporarily. I spotted the Fullips Lip Enhancer ($19.99) and thought it would be perfect for a beauty lover to experiment with.

5. A Sweet Treat: It wouldn’t be a stocking without some candy! I featured Sugarfina Sugar Lips ($7-$18) as a Valentine’s Day gift, originally, but they’re great for Christmas too. If you plan on spending a little bit more, shop around for the perfect new lipstick and package them together! Not only do these candies look adorable, they taste delicious too. And, they are gelatin-free for Vegan beauty lovers too!

Hope this inspired your gift giving this season, which one would you love to receive? Let me know in the comments what kind of gifts you plan on giving to the beauty lover in your life!

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**This post contains products that I have received for free- for more information, please read my Disclosure Policy**

London Beauty & Fashion Haul: Primark, New Look, & Boots | Video

A few weekends ago I went to London, and besides seeing all the fab sights I did a little bit of fun shopping that I thought I’d share with you all! I absolutely loved London (I vlogged it, but you won’t see that until I start finally uploading my travel vlogs). I’d consider it my favorite city I’ve visited because there was great shopping, sights, and a fab public transportation system. I only wish I could have stayed longer! That may have been a problem, though, since I did get bed bug bites all over thanks to the hostel I stayed at (but that’s a whole different story).

Anyways, hope you enjoy the haul- I look forward to reviewing the beauty products…and I’m glad to finally be back in action on my blog and YouTube- slowly but surely.

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My Nail Polish Collection & Organization | Video

Nail Polish Collection

Hey guys! So I finally had the chance to get one of my pre filmed videos up. Although I pre filmed a few videos, I really should have pre-edited as well- because I can never find the time here in Italy. Anyways, with less than one month left until I return to the states, I hope you will stick with me!

Today I’m showing you my nail polish collection, with my new way of storing them in wall racks made from acrylic. I love this method of storage way more than drawers on the ground, because we all know there is only so much floor space! Although my room isn’t finished, I plan on doing a gallery of pictures in between the two racks shown here! It will make a great background for my future videos, don’t you think?

Let me know in the comments- what’s your favorite nail polish brand? How do you store your polishes?

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