Top 3 October Beauty Faves!

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Deep, $20.00  

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Top: Unblended; Below tag: blended (perfect match!)


I love this liquid CC cream because it is so smooth and blends easily into my skin. It evens out my complexion and covers any blemishes I may have. It comes in a tube with a convenient pump. The pump allows you to control how much product you get on your hand. I apply a few dots all over my face and then blend it out with my fingers working from the inside of my face out. This product is perfect for my sensitive skin because it is not drying or irritating in any way.

Nyx Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold, $7.49


I blogged about this product a few weeks ago. Since my blog post, I’ve started using this as an all over face Illuminator and not just on my cheekbones. I’ve been obsessed with trying to find a product that makes me skin glow from within, and I’m glad I finally found one that works!

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black, $24.00

Left: no mascara; Right: mascara applied

I bought this mascara a few months ago from Ulta and never really got around to using it. I used it for the first time over the weekend and loved how much it lengthened my eyelashes and made them look so much fuller. It’s my new go to when I want a dramatic effect for my lashes!


What are your current beauty faves? Let me know in the comments!

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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator | Review + Swatches

During the spring, I was on the prowl for the perfect illuminators, bronzers, and highlighters! I found some goodies which I have reviewed here, here, and here over the past few months. My favorite one so far would have to be the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop by Becca Cosmetics. I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago. It’s my favorite because I just feel so sexy when I wear it! My face just GLOWS and SHIMMERS! It’s an amazing product.

Anyway, this post isn’t about that highlighter. This one is about the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold. It sells for $7.49 for 0.6 oz at Ulta. I purchased this during the same trip to Ulta when I purchased the Lorac bronzer (another fave) a few months ago.

When I first tried this product, I didn’t like it because it didn’t have any noticeable shimmer and, at the time, I was looking for a product with shimmer. I used it a couple of times back in March and forgot about it after the Lorac bronzer gave me the look I was going for. Last week, I came across this product in one of my makeup bags and decided I would give it another try. That decision turned out to be a good one!

Although this product has very little shimmer (only noticeable when I swatch it), it still glows! Just look at the picture below! As you can see, the name of the color is on point! It is pure gold on my cheekbones and that pure gold gives just the right amount of pop that I like when I’m trying to be chill but also do a little something extra with my makeup.

How beautiful is this glow!?!

To apply this product, I applied a very small amount to my fingertip and then just blended it in. The product is sheer, which makes it buildable. However, you really do not need a lot of product to achieve a beautiful glow. I’ll use this illuminator when I’m not trying to really have my cheekbones stand out, but I still want a subtle glow.

Is that shimmer even worth noting? I don’t think so!


Have you tried this product before? What were your thoughts?

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