Sometimes i just want to keep it simple. And by simple I mean a basic makeup look with a pop of color on the lip. In this case, the most gorgeous shade of teal.

Colourpop No Filter Concealer (Base)
Marc Jacobs The Wild One Palette
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara
Jordana Quick Brow Micro Pencil in Natural Taupe  (I don’t like the waxy film this left on my brow. Grrrr)

Lorac POREfection primer
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
DoubleWear Stay In Place Flawless concealer
Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Tarte Paaarty Blush
Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Reqiuem



Sometimes I will see a look on Instagram and want to try and recreate the look to give myself a challenge. Sometimes it’s not just for a challenge, but because I am feeling less creative and it helps to boost my creative juices. So, today’s looks is totally inspired by Jamie Genevieve. I am a grungy smoky eye kind of gal and she creates some awesome grungy, wearable, smoky eyes.PRODUCTS USED
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette shades Base, Love, Passion, Dazzling, Soul, Dreamer
Colorpop No Filter Concealer with OCIGA Cut Crease Tool
NYX Glitter Primer
Crystal Katana Mixed Media pickup tool
SULYN Sparkling Craft Glitter in Unicorn Party Mix (Caution: it’s not made for use on eyes and skin)
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Wanderlust
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara
Kiss Lash glue
House of Lashes falsies style Iconic


I purchased the BIOSSANCE Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel a while back from Sephora and I just got around to finishing it. I obviously have commitment issues when it comes to products. There are so many options out there these days. The great features about this product is that it is plant derived and helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Squalane is derived from Squalene which is a powerful hydrator for the skin. And peptides are an “Must-Have” ingredient to have in your skincare regime as well. Peptides are amazing for creating firmness, softening wrinkles, reducing puffiness, reducing redness, and they help to signal damage repair within the skin.

Now back to my personal review. I used the entire bottle of this gel and I noticed that my under eye looked brighter. I don’t have a lot of puffiness, but it did manage to make the area look smoother and less puffy. Now one problem I do have with under eye products, is that they tend to give me little-chicken-skin like bumps and this product didn’t do that. Big plus in my book!  Another great thing is that it didn’t feel heavy, but still felt hydrating.

Little tip: My favorite time of day to apply this product is in the morning within 20 minutes of applying my makeup.

Overall, I ended up liking this product quite a bit and now I have to go back and forth between some other eye gels that I love so that I can compare and see which is my favorite. Ohhhh the life of an Esthetican/Blogger. Always trialing and comparing products.

Do you have a favorite under eye skincare product? Tell me about them in the comments down below.

Have any questions? Feel free to leave those down below too.

(Fact Check/Tools of Knowledge: Skin Care and Beyond Basics 4th ed., by Mark Lees).


Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Light Sand (primer)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette shades Base, Incense, Love, Passion, Drama, Celestial, Dreamer, & Eccentric
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Pencil in Night Violet
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara
Kiss Blooming lashes in style Lily

Click HERE for the mini tutorial of this eye look on my Instagram.


When I saw that this palette was coming out on social media a couple of months ago I said, “No, I already have a lot of palettes with those similar colors. Fast forward to yesterday, when I was going into Ulta to make a return and it turned into a therapy shopping trip. Can you guess what happened? I bought the Norvina Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Since my move, job hunting has been stressful!!!! What can I say, I have breaking points. And apparently velvety lilac palettes with beautiful colors and sparkles inside are my breaking point. LOL!
Check out all the pictures and you will see what I mean.

Do you have a weakness or way to keep your mind off of stress? Tell me about it in the comments down below.

As with most of ABH palettes, there is quite a bit of kickback/fallout when you dip into the shades. This isn’t something that bothers me as long as the colors perform without any patchiness. Which this palette doesn’t have a problem with.

The shade Dreamer is beautiful used as an all-over face highlight.

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