Swatches: BH Cosmestics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette

Bh Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Swatches

BH Cosmetics is probably one of my favorite brands when it comes to high quality, yet affordable makeup products. In fact, I own many of their eyeshadow palettes and they’ve rarely disappointed me. Recently, I purchased the Take Me Back To Brazil palette because of its bright and festive color scheme. I believe this palette is the redesigned version of BH Cosmetics’s popular Take Me To Brazil eyeshadow palette. Although I haven’t done any makeup look with this cutie pie, I’m so in love with how pigmented the eyeshadows are, just from swatching them.

Let’s check out the swatches!

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Bullet Journal Setup: September 2017

Bullet Journal Setup September 2017

August is ending in just a few days, which means it’s time for another Bullet Journal Setup post. If you want to see how my August bullet journal looks like, check it out right HERE. For the month of September, I decided to go with the gems theme and used purple as my main color. As always, I had so much fun setting up my bullet journal and I couldn’t wait to share with y’all.

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Sunset Glow Makeup Tutorial

Sunset is always one of my favorite view. It is, indeed, the most magical moment of the day when the sun goes down and the sky becomes a mesmerizing painting filled with different colors like blue, red, orange, yellow and purple. I was inspired by this beautiful scene to create today tutorial: Sunset Glow makeup look. I know there are already a lot of makeup tutorials on sunset-inspired makeup but here is my easy and wearable version.

What I used:

Sunset glow Makeup Tutorial

  1. NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow – Bad Seed
  2. City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow – Cheers To Life $3.99
  3. Makeup Revolution – Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette $7.00
  4. Makeup Revolution – Unicorns Are Real Eyeshadow Pallete $7.00
  5. Covergirl – Total Tease  Waterproof Mascara $8.99 (See my review HERE)
  6. Seraphine Botanicals – Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner $22.00
  7. Clinique Skinny Stick – Sleek Teak

Tutorial:

Sunset glow Makeup Tutorial

I’m not a purple eyeshadow kinda girl but I’m so pleased with the final look. This Sunset Glow makeup look is a little bit extra but not too over-the-top. It is wearable for both day and night. Jump over to my Instagram @joliecious to see which lip color I paired with this makeup look.

More:
Hot Summer Makeup Tutorial
Covergirl Total Tease Mascara Review

Until next time,

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Current Favorites: Smile’s PRID Drawing Salve, SPF Powder & Beauty Sponges

Smile's PRID Drawing Salve, Makeup sponge, SPF face power, Total Tease mascara, silicon sponge

Happy Monday, everyone! I realized that I haven’t done any favorites post in such a long time, simply because I don’t usually try out new products. However, today I have some of my current favorites – from product that helps heal my stubborn acne quickly to SPF on-the-go. I sincerely enjoy these products so much that I can’t wait to share with you guys.

**This post contains affiliate links, meaning that when you make a purchase through the link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 

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Bullet Journal Setup: August 2017

As I’m writing this, August is coming in two days. August also marks a year since I joined the bullet journal community. In the beginning, it was just a mere curiosity. When I saw people posting about their bullet journal setup on Instagram and Tumblr, I thought it was such a great idea to have your own customized planner and I wondered if I could replicate that. I tried…and now, I don’t think I’d ever stop bullet journaling.

After one year, bullet journal has become a part of my routine. Setting it up is something that I look forward to every week and every month. And this month isn’t an exception. Maybe because it’s a one-year mark, I went a little extra on the August bullet journal setup and I really love it. I thought I’d share it with you guys and, hopefully, it will give you some ideas and inspirations for your own bullet journal setup.

bullet journal setup august 2017

My August bullet journal setup was inspired by @amandarachdoodles. Amanda said the coral reef and seashells is a great theme to end the summer and I can’t agree more. This whole “under the sea” theme will reminisce about my summer well spent at the beach.

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Best Drugstore Mascara For Short Lashes – CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara Review

CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara for short and straight Asian lashes

Hey y’all! *screaming* I found the best drugstore mascara for short lashes.

As you can tell from the title, in this post, I will be sharing with you my thoughts on a fairly new Total Tease Mascara from CoverGirl. But before we jump to the review, I want to talk a little bit about my lashes and what I usually look for in a mascara (!Spoiler alert: don’t click away! You’re about to find the best drugstore mascara for short and straight lashes!).

Asian lashes: what more can I say?! Mine are short and straight. The biggest problem I have with my lashes is that they won’t hold the curl. Period. Wetter formula mascara: the curl won’t stay. Too heavy formula: the curl won’t stay, either. With that said, I’m always hunting for a mascara that is waterproof but not too heavy so it can hold the curl. I also don’t like clumpy lashes; I want volumized but clump-free lashes. Needing to note that I’m a contact lens wearer so I’m always making sure that the mascara is contact lens friendly and won’t irritate my eyes.

Now that you understand my lashes situation. Let’s me share with you my opinion on the CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara.

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Neon Flower Nails Tutorial

Hey y’all!

Summer vibe is in full swing here on my blog. In my last post, I shared with you an easy summer makeup that is cute yet edgy. To continue with the summer theme, today, I want to share with you a flower nail art tutorial that you can rock all summer long. I wore this nail design to my local country fair and received so much compliments. This flower nail art tutorial features a neon-orange nail polish (Game Changer) from Trust Fund Beauty that I got in my Ipsy’s June Glam Bag.

Don’t be fool by the look of it, this flower nail art is super easy to do. All you need are some dotting stools.

Neon flower nails tutorial-tools

If you have any dotting tools like the ones I use, the round part of any pen caps and some toothpicks will do. So, without further ado, here’s the tutorial!

Neon flower nails tutorial

  1. After applying a layer of base coat to protect your nail, apply the base color.
  2. Using a big dotting tool, create 5 dots like the picture.
  3. To create a petal, use a small and sharp dotting tool and drag a line starting from the middle of the dot to the center of the flower. Repeat to all the other dots.
  4. This is optional. I also added a smaller flower to fill up the empty space.
  5. Wait for the flowers to dry and apply your favorite top coat to seal in you work.

Voila! You’re done! How do you think about this neon flower nail design? Let me know where you would rock this nail design to?

Korean Nail Trend: High-heel Nails Tutorial

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Hot Summer Makeup Tutorial

Guys, I have a confession.

I’ve been neglecting my eyeshadows so much lately. Instead, I’ve been using blushes on my eyes. Yes, you read it right! Blushes! Half of me worries that my eyeshadows might expire without being put in good use (if you have expired/old eyeshadows, check out this post to see how I turn mine into nail polish), but the other half kinda loves the idea of using blushes in place of eyeshadows. They are so colorful and pigmented. Also, who doesn’t like multi-purposes beauty products?

Summer makeup. Pink makeup. Makeup tutorial.

Today’s makeup tutorial features some of my most favorite blushes. I think this look is so suitable for the summer because of the orange coral hue. So, without further ado. Let’s start!

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2017 Korean Nail Trend: High-heel Nails Tutorial

High-heel nails; Korean nails trend; nails tutorial

If you haven’t got on the Korean nail arts bandwagon yet, you might be missing out some of the most amazing and bold nail trends. One of these trends is the high-heel nail. From Instagram to Pinterest, I’ve been seeing this nail art everywhere. Even sites like Popsugar and Byrdie featured it.

The idea of high-heel nail is that you create a thick line of nail polish in the middle of your nail to mimic a high heel. Sound pretty simple, don’t you think? If you’re still in doubt, keep on reading to see how easy it is to create this trendy Korean nail art.

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Revamp Your Desk with Printiki

 

There are less than 3 weeks left until I officially graduate, get my Bachelor degree and start a new chapter of my life. In the celebration of that, I decided to revamp my study/work desk because, ya know, I wanted something new! My desk had stayed the same for pretty much the entire college years. I think it’d be totally appropriate to change it up for my after-college life.

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