Best of Beauty 2016

So I love reading end of the year favorites! They are always something I look forward to, seeing the best of the best for the year. Here’s mine!Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

I actually did a review on this with swatches and comparisons! 

Click here to see more!

Wet n Wild blush in Rose Champagne 

I hardly ever wear blush. Maybe once a month. But I love this one because it is so natural looking, easy to apply, and cheap.

Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream

Honestly, I don’t know what possessed me to buy this product. I love dewy, glowy foundations. But this matte bb cream really blew me away. It has the perfect coverage and looks beautiful on the face! Covergirl is a brand that I never buy from because their products are always too pink for me (I have yellow undertones) but this matched perfectly. I was seriously blown away by this!

Too Faced Sweet Tea Bronzer

I might have only bought this because of the name😜 But this is a great bronzer that also took me by surprise. I don’t normally like baked bronzers/blushes but this is really great quality! It works for when I want to do a light “contour” also. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

My life will never be the same after using this. I ran out of my first one and didn’t want to spend the money buying another one. So I bought 3 more drugstore concealers trying to find something that would compare… But I ended up going back to my Nars concealer. I don’t know what they put in this but I love it! Full coverage, light weight, natural looking, beautiful finish. 

NYX Dark Circle Concealer Corrector

I did a review on this also with alot better pictures and a before and after!

click here to see the review!

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix and Lip Liner

Pictures don’t do this color justice. It is the PERFECT lip color for me. If I could only use one lip product for life it would be this. It is beautiful!!!!

Maybelline Brow Precise Pencil

I have tried the Hourglass brow pencil and the Sephora brow pencil but this beats them both! It just works. Plus it is only like 7$ at the drugstore which makes it even better. 

Colourpop Highlighter in Spoon

This. Highlighter. It’s beautiful!!!! I love it waayyy better than Lunch Money. This is a really sparkly champagne colored highlighter. 

Wet n Wild Setting Spray

So I used to use the Urban Decay All Nighter but it really just sucked the moisture out of my skin. I prefer this Wet n Wild one over the Ud because it keeps my makeup from being too oily but at the same time gives my face a little bit extra moisture!

So that’s it! I hope maybe you found some products you might want to try! I’m already excited to try some new things in 2017 so hopefully next year I will have different yearly favorites. Have a great day and thanks for reading!!

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My Favorite Fall Accessories 

Fall is finally here! I absolutely love fall and everything that comes with it:) The pumpkin spice everything, warmer clothes, and delicious scents Bath and Body comes out with:) Here are some of my favorite fall accessories!

Germ-X is a must have product for me every day of the year but I looovveee the smell of Bath and Body’s during the fall time. Coconut Pumpkin Latte is by far my favorite! It’s 3 of my favorite flavors rolled into one great scent! Plus, with fall comes flu season and viruses, I wash my hands like a crazy person so this comes in handy when I can’t get to a sink right away. 

I use this palette basically everyday. But with colder weather comes warmer eyeshadows😂 This is my go-to palette! 

I love hats. In the summer i prefer hats to sunglasses I just think they are alot cuter. Beanies are one of my favorite things though 😍 My mom bought me this one last year and I love it because it matches alot of my outfits. I also have a purple one and teal. 

Obviously Im bad at taking pictures😝 I see these type of boots EVERYWHERE during fall. They are the pinterest shoe of fall basically. My friend talked me into buying these at a yard sale recently and I loovveee them! I normally don’t wear wedges or heels because I am tall anyways, but these are so cute I don’t care.  Oh and they wear only like 7$

BBW came out with this scent last year and I fell in love😍😍😍 I haven’t seen it yet this year though which breaks my heart:( It is sooo warm and cozy smelling! Plus the bottle looks like a cable knit sweater.. And yes I am the type of person who switches body sprays with the seasons😄

I also coordinate lipsticks with the seasons. These two from colourpop are my top picks for this fall. Aquarius is my perfect everyday color.  And Dalia is my favorite dark lipstick. (My little sister is also named Dalia:)

Tj said that he can also tell what season it is by looking at my nail polish. The two I bought for this fall are Essie’s Stylenomics (a dark forest green) and Sally Hansen’s Navy Fleet (a light colored navy). 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I love seeing people’s favorites and what they love! Have a blessed day! 

NYX Color Corrector Concealer Review

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Hello! I picked this concealer up at Ulta last month and have been (surprisingly) loving it! I never really bought into the whole color correcting trend but this concealer may have changed my mind:)

I have always had dark under eyes. Mostly it is because of my bone structure. The light hits my face and cast a shadow under my eyes. But also because my skin is very thin and delicate around my eyes.

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This concealer has coconut oil in it which makes it blend out easily. (I may or may not have bought this because it said coconut on the packaging…..) I expected a dry, hard to blend concealer but I was wrong! It’s very moisturizing, yet also long lasting:) Even though I have oily skin, this stays throughout an 8-hour workshift with little creasing. However, if you have a really hard time with concealer creasing, I suggest when using this that you set it with a face powder.

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I got this lightest shade out of the three, and it goes very well with my skin tone:)

This was only 5.99$ at Ulta which is, awesome! Considering a lot of drugstore brand concealers are twice that price.

Now for comparisons….
Would I replace my holy grail, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer with this? Absolutely not. That concealer is my soul-mate and irreplaceable.  But….. this is definitely in my top 3 concealers. It’s perfect for every day,  light coverage.  But whenever I’m super tired, or have a long day ahead of me, or want something a little more full coverage,  I use my Nars concealer. Sometimes I’ll use them together by blending the Nars concealer over the NYX one…. It’s a match made in heaven:)

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I hope this review helped you and that you enjoyed it! I love reviews so there will definitely be more to come! Have a blessed week!:)

Summer Essentials 2016

Because this is my favorite time of the year, I wanted to share my favorite products that I use in the summer:)

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I am pretty good at drinking water not only in the summer but year round. Cute water bottles like this make it easier to stay consistent:)

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The hot summer days only add to my oily skin:/ These are a must for me in summer. What’s great is that they don’t smudge my make up underneath!

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Even though I have oily skin… I really love a good highlight;) Lunch Money from Colourpop has been my go-to. And its cheap!

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I’m the type of person who changes their perfume based on what season it is. Fresh & Clean from Pink has been my #1 summer body for a couple years.

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Because the days are longer and hotter. I really hate having makeup and dirt on my face at the end of the day. The Garnier Micellar Water is quick, easy, and leaves my face feeling soft:)

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Sunscreen is probably the most important item you can use during summer. I used to never wear it…. but I have gotten better over the years!  I keep this one with me when I travel and I have a face sunscreen at home:)

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Some people like sunglasses, others prefer hats. Im too clumsy for sunglasses (I’ve tried). So I stick with hats to keep the sun and my hair out of my face!  This is my favorite one I own. I got it from Florida (obviously) on my senior trip:)

So what are your summer essentials??? Let me know in the comments!

May Favorites!

Summer is finally here!!! And with it, my May favorites! I have some beauty products and some random stuff that I have used a lot and enjoyed this month. Let me know some of your favorites in the comments!

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So I actually read about 5 books in May but these two were my favorites♡♡ Dee Henderson never disappoints and Taken was one of her best. If I Run was…. I don’t even know. Outstanding. It was sooooo good! Although I didn’t know it was the first in a three part series:/ so I have to wait a year to read the second one:( This book was amazing though. One of the best I have read suspense wise in years.

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This is Lunch Money from Colourpop. I have had this highlighter for about a year but I recently started using it again and fell in love:) It’s a pretty champagne toned cream highlight.

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Another beauty favorite is this Wet n Wild blush in Rose Champagne. I am not a blush person. I just never reach for it and when I do its the same blush I have used for like, 5 years. Lol
But I seen this at Walmart and fell in love with this color! It is so different than what I have seen before. And the quality is as good as my Sephora blush (Wet n Wild never disappoints).

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Considering this is the only eyeshadow palette I have used this month… there’s no need to say how much I love this palette. If I could only have one palette forever it’d be this one:) I did a review with swatches if you wanna check that out:)

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I have been using this concealer on work days and whenever I just need to go somewhere real quick. By no means does it replace my Nars concealer but for every day, its a good option because its cheap and does a decent job:) A little goes a long way with this concealer and I love the coverage:) I got a shade too light for me though so I am going to purchase a darker one soon:)

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My two favorite songs have been these two.  But I have been listening to Bizzle’s album Surrender nonstop. Every song is awesome:) Especially Better With You:)

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Meet Catsy Cline

So our little family consisted of 2 cats Audrey Hairball and Chibi Bear, and a turtle named Noah. Until last week when we found a kitten under our house!

It’s kinda a funny story… Last Tuesday me and Tj (my husband) decided to go to the local animal shelter to look for a dog to adopt! We have really been wanting a puppy recently. We looked around and even though I wished I could take every dog there home with me… we left empty handed to think about which ones we seen and who would fit best for us.
That night, it rained hard for about 3 hours straight. But through the sound of the rain we kept hearing a meowing sound from under our house! I crawled under there and found a kitten I had seen the momma carry across our yard earlier that day. We wanted a dog but I guess God decided we needed another cat;)

We named her Catsy Cline and she is spoilt rotten!

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As you can see…  she loves sleeping! ;P

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette Review

So for my birthday I went to Ulta and one of things I bought was this palette:) Ever since I got into makeup I have wanted the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette… Until they came out with the matte version of it!!

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First of all… the packaging is goooorrgeous!! It’s a tin palette with almost a victorian flare to it:)

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But even though they killed it on the packaging, it’s the inside that counts;)

I’m a sucker for neutral colors. Especially when it comes to eyeshadow. I honestly dont stray away from neutral colors very much. Every now and then I’ll throw in a purple, blue, or a peach. So these colors are some that I will get a lot of use out of.

This palette is designed for 3 different eye looks. A day look, classic look, and a fashion look which I guess is the most dramatic. It comes with a little pamphlet that shows you how to achieve each of these but honestly,  I haven’t even looked at it;P It is nice for beginners though!

This is my first Too Faced palette and when I bought this I expected great things. I have heard sooooo many good things about their palettes. Especially the chocolate bar ones! The only high-end eyeshadows I have to compare this palette to is Urban Decay, and Tarte (their shadows are amazing btw).

When I first used this palette I was surprised at how powdery they are. I felt like I kept having to apply shadow to get the color to show. Especially with Honey Butter, and Strapless. The longevity of these are about the same as my Urban Decay shadows. I used eyeshadow primer yet I still noticed some creasing. But thats normal for me because I have hooded eyes and oily eyelids (that just sounds weird right? ;P).

I swatched the darkest shade, Sexpresso, next to my Tarte eyeshadow in Picnic Basket.

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That’s two swipes of Sexpresso and two swipes of Picnic Basket.

Tarte eyeshadows are soo creamy and buttery so compared to those, the Too Faced shadows are powdery. BUT….. compared to Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows, Too Faced’s are more pigmented.

So, in simpler terms… I would put Too Faced right in between Urban Decay and Tarte.

Here’s some of my favorite shades:) (I marked them with a really cheesy heart sticker in case you can’t tell;)

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Would I recommend this palette to a friend? – Absolutely!

Would I repurchase this palette? – Yes. I love the colors and the size of this palette. Plus it’s been the only shadows I’ve used since I got it!

Would I rate this in my Holy Grail makeup products? – For now, yes I would! But who knows what the future holds so of course that could change;)

April Favorites 2016

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This is actually the first year I’ve used sunscreen consistently on my face. This doesn’t break me out and dries down to a semi-matte finish which I appreciate since my skin is so oily on it’s own.

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My sister bought this for me for my 20th birthday! I loovee the smell of coconut! I’ve been keeping this is my purse to use when my hands get dry.

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I picked this up a couple of weeks ago at bath and body. I have a weakness for cute water bottles so I had to get it;P

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I am really surprised that I like this product as much as I do (Loreal Brow Stylus Plumper). It keeps all my crazy brow hairs in place and gives a little bit extra volume.

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Again…. coconut. 😉 I love the smell of this, plus it’s easier to use than my Vaseline lip therapy.

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I have literally been listening to this album nonstop for 3 days… I love it. Trust In You, and Come Alive and two of my favorite songs on this album:)

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So I bought this the beginning of April and have used it almost everyday since. I’m a huge lipgloss lover in the summer. So a coconut flavored lipgloss just called my name. This is a clear gloss with quite a bit of shimmer so if you don’t like shimmery glosses this may not be for you.

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My mom got me this mason jar bottle thing for my birthday and it is sooooo cute!!! As you can see I love drinking my sweet tea out of it:)

So there’s my April Favorites!  I hope you enjoyed! Have a great month of May!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask Review

Hello!!! So this month (April) is my birthday month!!! I will be 20 on the 27th and I already feel old…;)

For those of you who don’t know, when you place an order online or buy something in store from Sephora during your birthday month, you get free birthday samples! This time I got to choose between two and I chose this duo by the brand Fresh:) It includes a mini Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Mask. I have seen these two products everywhere and it won’t take you very long on the Sephora website to see how popular they are. So heres my review! I hope you enjoy and that it helps!
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Cleanser:
This is a watery gel cleanser with no color. When I first used this I wasn’t expecting it to smell like cucumbers! I love cucumbers though so that’s a plus from me! I have used this in the shower, to take my makeup off, and after I used an oil cleanser so I have tried it different ways. Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed with this product. I don’t hate it but I wouldn’t buy it. It didn’t take my makeup off very well, and it honestly didn’t do much for my skin. When I use my Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser, i notice a significant difference! So, the Soy one didn’t measure up. I do really like how it feel a tiny bit tingly when I massage it into my skin though:)

Mask: Okay so you’re probably going to think I’m really dumb for this.. but I was totally not expecting this Rose face mask to smell like well, roses. Lol!! I do not like the smell of strong rose. It reminds me of old lady perfume and can take my breath away (not in a good way either). So the fact that this smells like straight up rose is definitely a downer. As for the actual mask itself, I love it! After using it my face looks more even and toned. It is a gel consistency with actual pieces of rose stuff (?) in it. (I think thats pretty awesome;) I leave it on for 10-30 minutes and then wash it off and apply my moisturizers! Would I buy the full size? Honestly,I don’t know. Definitely not until I experiment with other masks to see if I find one better suited for me.

I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any face mask suggestions please let me know!!! (I love facemasks:)

Xoxo, Bryonna

Collective Haul (March)

Hey guys! I finally got around to writing a post on the stuff I bought!! Because this is a collective haul (a buncha stuff from everywhere) I won’t be going into details on each product. But keep your eyes peeled for a March Favorites!! Hope you enjoy!

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Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation- I bought mine in the shade Light, though I could’ve gone with Fair. But it is fixin to be summer so I figured Light would match me better in the months to come!

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Stila One Step Correct Primer- I have been on the hunt for a good silicone primer that doesn’t break me out. The lady at Sephora recommended me this one, I must say I love it!

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Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil- AMAZING. So glad I splurged on this!

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IT Cosmetics Brushes #131 (Serum Foundation) and #103 (Blurring Concealer)- Have been in desperate need of some new brushes. I can’t wait to buy more from ITC. 🙂

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Sephora Rouge Lipstick in Seduce- I bought this because it looked a similar shade to Canvas by Hourglass but it’s not:( I do like it though!

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OPI Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs.- Bought this because it looked similar to Essie’s Topless and Barefoot, but I think their Tiramisu for Two polish is more similar… (ignore the cat washi tape ;P)

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Wet n Wild Lipsticks in Bare it All and Rose Bud- I loovvee wnw lipsticks. Bare it all has been my go to lately.

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Wet n Wild Illuminating Palette- I have never tried a powder highlight before (only creams) so I bought this at Walgreens! Loving it!

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Wet n Wild Flat Top brush- (Can you tell I like wnw products?;) I needed a new bronzer brush and this one was on sale!

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Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen- I needed a sunscreen for this summer (I don’t own one for my face.) Hoping it doesn’t break me out like it claims it won’t!

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Hello Beautiful Body Spray from Bath and Body Works- I’m actually really surprised I haven’t bought the full size of this yet… It is floraly yet musky too… I loooveee it!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Maybe you seen something you want or you already love! Any questions than let me know!!

xoxo, Bryonna