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Today I stopped at Ulta after work (during an ice storm) to pick up a few of my go-to products. If you’ve ever been into Ulta, you know it’s a must to check out all the new makeup items. Once in a while I try different beauty products to see if I like them better than what I’m currently using. I’m such a creature of habit when it comes to my makeup. But I’ve been branching out lately and wearing bolder lipsticks, and trying different foundations and new mascaras.



I went for a fun color with this one! This stuff is definitely matte. I liked it because it stayed on for a long time. It does have kind of a “dry” feel but for the price, you can’t beat it. The color I have on is Fandango Purple and I’m not gonna lie, I love that it matches my sweater! They were buy one get one 50% off so I also got it in Rioja Red.



This foundation has major staying power! I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and it lasts such a long time. I have combination skin and this works really good with it.



I am a huge fan of NYX and have been using the dark circle concealer for the past few months. I don’t really have dark circles but I love how it brightens my eyes when I use it. I grabbed the regular NYX concealer today and it’s just as good. It’s thick so the coverage is great. And this was also another good deal for just $4.99!



I think I found my new favorite mascara! I bought this about 6 weeks ago and have definitely switched over to this for my every day mascara. I absolutely love the long, thick and full lash look and this defintely helps me achieve that! And it’s a steal for only $4.99! I highly recommend this one ๐Ÿ™‚


FYI I’m on the hallway floor because I got kicked out of the bathroom so Vinny & Mia could take a bubble bath lol. Xo, Brooke


Beauty, Fashion

Beauty Review

* All opinions in this post are 100% mine. Always keeping it real for you! ๐Ÿ˜˜


The other day I went to Ulta and scored some seriously awesome makeup. I love going there to test new lipstick colors, different eye shadows and to see which new products are out. They currently have these adorable tins for sale with beauty products inside. I decided to try the Beauty & The Bay set. They are all made by Benefit cosmetics. I always research and check reviews on Ultaโ€™s website and all the products in this tin got amazing reviews so I went for it!

87C15423-9233-44A4-A2BE-72BFAC965D79So hereโ€™s everything that comes in this adorable globe tin:

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara:
I really like how this mascara lengthens my lashes! The wand is a little more hard than I usually like to use, but this mascara definitely made my lashes pop!

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter:ย I was a little skeptical with this highlighter. I literally felt like I was putting nail polish on my face ๐Ÿ˜‚ But a little goes a very long way and I loved how it gave my cheek bones a light, pretty glow! ย And this stays on really well.

Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Glow Luminous Highlight & Lift Pencil:ย I really liked this one! It helped shape my eyebrows and made them look clean and stand out good! I love how it separates my eyeshadow too.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer:ย I saved the best for last. I LOVE this bronzer! It comes in a cute little box with a mirror and brush. Itโ€™s the perfect shade and contours my face so well. ย Iโ€™ll definitely be buying this as my new bronzer! You can also try it out in the mini sizeย HERE.


Hereโ€™s the entire set:
Benefit Cosmetics Beauty & The Bay Limited Edition Holiday Value Set:ย So all in all, I highly recommend this set! Itโ€™s a great deal at $39 for everything you get (basically less than $10 for each item!) and it would make a great holiday gift!

Enjoy your day beauty queens! Xo, Brooke


My Makeup Must-Haves


About a month ago on my Facebook blog I shared all the makeup products I use (and I’m sure ya’ll remember how looonngggg the list was lol). I’m a creature of habit most of the time, so I tend to use the same products when it comes to my face. On the blog for today, I’m sharing all the makeup must-haves that I use! I’ll go in order of how I use them ๐Ÿ™‚

e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer // This stuff is so silky smooth and makes my skin feel the same. I always use a primer before applying my makeup to help set the foundation and make it last longer.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation // I just recently switched up my foundation to this and I am loving it! It goes on so well and literally stays on all day long.

Dermablend Intense Powder Camo Compact Foundation // This is on the more expensive side, but it’s a game changer. I love how smooth it is and it helps set my foundation perfectly.

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder // I use this like it’s going out of style. It’s a great combo! THIS one is on my wish list, I’ve heard great reviews about it!

e.l.f. Eyebrow Enhancer // Only $2! I love using this as a quick, daily eyebrow pencil.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow // This is the other eyebrow enhancer I use and it stays on soooo good! I highly recommend this dip brow if you want long lasting eyebrows.

Nyx Cosmetics Eyeshadow Base // I use this before applying my eye shadow to give it maximum staying power and to prevent it from creasing.

Mighty Mattes Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette // I go back and forth between this and the Lightly Toasted palette. Both have gorgeous shadows. I am dying to buy THIS and also want to try THIS single shadow because I often just stick to one or two shades (plus there’s tons of shades to choose from with these).

Stila Eyelinerย // I’ve been using this eyeliner all summer and love how great it stays on! I really want to try THIS liquid liner alsoย by Stila.

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer // This is probably hit or miss for some of you but I’m a huge fan of this mascara primer! I love thick spidery lashes and this helps me achieve them.

L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara // My go to mascara!

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color // My holy grail lip color. I use this allll the time and usually stock up with 5 or 6 of them because I go through it so much!

CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick // Sometimes I like to layer my lip colors so I will use this shade (called Champagne!) on top of my e.l.f. lip pencil. It’s a really pretty pink.

Soap & Glory Lip Plumperย // This stuff hurts so good ladies lol. A little bit goes a long way so this definitely lasts me a long time!

Nyx Cosmetics Make-up setting spray // This is a MUST when it comes to doing my makeup and is the last pieceย of the puzzle. It sets your makeup so it can take on the day!

Xoxoxo, Brooke ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’„