Marula Oil Showdown – Drunk Elephant VS The Ordinary!

I discovered the use of facial oils a couple years ago, and they have really changed my skin for the better. Having oily skin my entire life, it was an odd bandwagon to jump on – but trust me! Oils are your friend! Oily skin does not mean you are not in need of moisture and hydration. It means you need to provide the CORRECT moisture and hydration.

I bring to you today my thoughts on the drastically differing in cost Marula Oil offerings from Drunk Elephant and The Ordinary. One is $72, and the other is less than $10. So are they really that different? Let’s dive into this! Continue reading

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer – Oily Skin Review

We here at Leslie Here – which is just….me…Leslie (hi!) – love a good one-two punch. Any sort of product that promises to do two things at once. One that helps to eliminate the need for two steps, the need for two products, the need for two PURCHASES. YAS.

Another thing we (I, me, just Leslie) love to do is watch endless amounts of YouTube videos, and this product, the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer has been on the lips of so many “gurus” lately. I have been curious about this since it launched, and then gosh darnit, if it wasn’t 40% off during the “Love Your Skin” event that Ulta always reels me in with!

So I got it, and here we are.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

The world of skincare is really starting to become more about how a product looks on your counter or in your Instagram feed, than how it performs on your skin. And unfortunately, I am 100% susceptible to millennial pink and chunky glass packaging.

In this review, I am going to go over the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask from Glow Recipe that everyone on social media was losing their G-D minds over (apparently it had an 8,000 person wait list at Sephora? Was I one of those people? I don’t even rememebr, but it is highly likely..). Is it fantastic-amazing-perfect-worth it in every way? Well let’s find out!

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Violet Voss #Hashtag Eyeshadow Palette – review & swatches!

Hellllllo beautifuls!

I will be the first one to tell you that none of us need another eyeshadow palette. But its different when your husband snags that preorder and gets it for you in time for Christmas, right? Well either way, I got my hands on the new #Hashtag Palette from Violet Voss, and I am here with some swatches and thoughts! When I first saw this palette, it looked like everything I wanted the Desert Dusk palette to be. The purples – so dreamy. The shimmers so ….shimmery. Let’s get into this thing, shall we?

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Best of 2017 – 17 Skincare Discoveries!

Leslie here!

If you haven’t been keeping up – I am slightly obsessed with skincare ’round here. And while I lie to myself and try to think that I’ll be better and not buy so much new skincare to try (because honestly wtf you literally don’t need anymore), I tried so many great, new things this year!

Looking around at my current ‘routine’, if you can call it that, I am realizing so many things I am using on a daily basis were discovered in 2017. Whether they were released this year, or just new to me this year – I wanted to share with you guys! So keep reading if you want to see my top 17 skincare discoveries of 2017!

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Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer – better than Shape Tape?!

Leslie here – happy belated new year! New year, new concealer? Maybe it’ll be new year = more blog posts. Maybe? Maybe.

Today, I’m bringing you my thoughts on the fairly new addition to Urban Decay’s All Nighter collection – is this a concealer that tops Tarte Shape Tape?? Some are saying they love it even MORE – so I had to get my hands on it to see for myself. Let’s get into it!

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Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Cushion Foundation

Helllooooooo! Leslie here with another #foundationfriday! This was one a real struggle to get through – I was off most of the week celebrating with my HusBo, and then started playing Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild on the Switch again – which is all I could think about. But luckily I have had this one in the chamber for a while 😉

This week I want to tell you alllll about the cushion foundation from Philosophy. One ‘mature’ (50+) YouTuber I watch says it is one of her faves, but other than that I haven’t really heard any chatter about it! Cushion foundations are very popular among the k-beauty world, and because k-beauty is making its way into our lil’ American hearts, everything seems to be cushion these days! Let’s get into it!

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Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation #foundationfriday

Yaaas-lie here! This week for Foundation Friday I am going go over my thoughts on the new(ish) Blur Liquid from Milk Makeup. Milk is one of those super trendy brands with the super artistically simple packaging and millennials are losing their g-d minds over it.

I’ve only tried a few things from Milk (see my thoughts on the Blur Stick here), but when ThaTaylaa RAVED about this one, I had to give it a try! So let’s. get. in. to. it. Continue reading

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

Leslie here!! I hope your week is going just PEACHY. It’s time again for another #FoundationFriday, and this week I am going to get all up in that Peaches and Cream!

I have been really failing on my ‘no-buy’, and Too Faced’s Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation was first on my list to try! As a lover of the Sweet Peach palette, I was actually not very excited about a lot of the Peaches and Cream Collection. Maybe I’m too old to appreciate the cutesy packaging. But packaging aside, I have seen rave reviews on this particular piece of the line! So let’s see if it is peach PERFECT!

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