Author: Lieve

My Current Beauty Favorites | Makeup, Nails, Perfume and More

Over the past month or so I have been testing and trying a slew of new products, and can’t wait to share with you some of my favorites! From nails, to makeup to perfume, I’ve pretty much got all my bases covered. If you’re interested in seeing my current beauty favorites, then just keep on reading…   Sally Hansen Sandstorm: When it comes to nails, it may bore you but I’m a nude girl. There’s just something about a clean neutral that draws me in like no other. One of my staples is Essie’s “Sand Tropez” but I find that Essie polishes tend to get goopy a lot faster than others- especially this color for some reason. So as I was paroozing the aisles of CVS just the other week, Sally Hansen’s “Sand Storm” caught my eye. It’s almost identical to my beloved Sand Tropez, but a lot cheaper. A perfect cool neutral beige, this color screams clean and classy.   Missha BB Cream: As you may have noticed over my recent makeup posts, I …

The ULTIMATE Guide to Vegan Beginner Essentials | The Staple Foods That Helped Me Make the Change

Over the past year or so, I’ve made the transition to a vegan lifestyle. I have been a vegetarian for over 10 years, and found that it was the right time in my life to make the change and start this new chapter in my life. I’ve got a whole lot to say on my reasoning behind it, and where I am coming from in terms of my decision to go vegan, so if anybody is interested in hearing about my vegan story, feel free to let me know and I’ll try my best to fully articulate my thoughts.   Today, however, we’re going to be talking about the brands and products that helped me through the transition and that helped keep me on track. Like I mentioned above, I’ve pretty much been a lifelong vegetarian so my experiences and cravings most likely differ from somebody starting from scratch, but I still thought this post might be helpful as I’ve worked hard to find the most authentic and top notch products. There are plenty of …

The BEST (and healthiest!) Green Smoothie | Only 4 Ingredients!

I don’t know about you guys, but there is nothing more satisfying to me as a sweet and creamy smoothie in the morning. A quick treat that is packed with micronutrients, a good ol’ green smoothie to start the day is pretty much a guarantee that I am going to start off my morning feeling rejuvenated and revived. Because most smoothies boast bright pink and purple colors, my vibrant green drink can look a little… shocking, I know. But believe me, this is the sweetest and most delicious concotion I have ever come up with. And with only 4 ingredients, it’s a simple way to start the day. For a Single Serving, Recipe as Follows: 1 Frozen Banana 2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Spinach (I prefer frozen to make it even thicker and colder) 1 Cup Almond Milk 1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Orgain Sweet Vanilla Bean) And there you have it! A four ingredient recipe for the most delectable smoothie to ever grace your lips. I hope you enjoy and would …

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation | Review

In my day to day life, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for all things convenient and quick. Especially when getting ready for work or school early in the mornings, I always gravitate towards makeup that will minimize the amount of spent time, without having to sacrifice a full and put together face of makeup. One of my favorite time-saving techniques is to use stick foundations in place of traditional liquid. That being said, most Foundation Sticks that are highly rated have about half the amount of normal foundations, and are even more expensive. I feel like I’ve been on a perpetual hunt for an affordable foundation stick that can truly compete with the options sold at Sephora. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my thoughts on the $10 NYX Mineral Foundation Stick- so if you’re wondering how it holds up, just keep on reading.

My Favorite Subtle Highlighters | Best Products for an Everyday Glow

As much as I love a strong highlight for a night out or a special event, I’ll be the first to admit that in reality and on a day to day basis, I’m much more drawn to a lit from within, natural glow. Today I’m going to be sharing with you my favorite wearable highlighter, so if you’re looking for a barely there beam, just keep on reading.

June Beauty Favorites!

NYX  Born to Glow Primer: With it’s lightweight consistency and pearlescent glow, I have been absolutely loving this primer for the summertime. The NYX Born to Glow Primer is perfect for giving a lit from within look, and makes you radiate without looking greasy. As much as I love this for the summer for that extra boost of dew, I know this is going to be an even bigger lifesaver in the Winter months when my skin is looking lackluster and dry.   LA Girl White Mixer: Considering I’m Casper, it can be really hard to find foundations that actually match my skintone. More often than not, the lightest shade in a range will still look too dark or orange on my complexion– that’s where this bad boy comes in. Essentially a pure white foundation, the LA Girl White Mixer is a perfect consistency for mixing and packs enough pigment to easily alter any foundation to my liking. For anybody struggling to find their perfect shade, I definitely recommend checking this out.   NYX Mineral …

The Most Underrated Makeup at the Drugstore

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a holy grail makeup product that costs next to nothing. While I definitely enjoy the occasional splurge, I’m still a lover of a good steal, so today  I thought I would compile a list of a few of my favorite goodies that can be found at the drugstore. With grade A quality and a price tag that won’t leave your paycheck crying, here are some products that have a whole lotta bang for your buck:

Makeup for People Who Hate Makeup

As much of a makeup hoarder, wearer and lover as I am, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I just don’t have the time or patience to deal with a full face of product- especially in the warmer months. But even on the most sluggish of days, I like to add the bare minimum to enhance my complexion without going to too much trouble. For those of you who hate a heavy face of makeup, here are my favorite products that will help you achieve a fresh, lightweight and natural look.

Ordinary or Extraordinary | The Ordinary Serum Foundation REVIEW

With a 25,000 person waiting list, it has been years since I’ve seen such mass excitement for a beauty product. The Ordinary, which is owned by Deciem, is a company that has built its brand around the idea of no frills and getting straight to the point. Basically, The Ordinary markets itself as a company that offers high quality products at an incomparably low price. That combination is achieved by using extremely basic packaging, and putting little money into price—which allows them the opportunity to use high grade ingredients. With it’s recent release of “The Colours” – which includes a Serum Foundation and a High Coverage Foundation—the hype surrounding The Ordinary products has boomed. But is it worth it? That’s the real question. To find out, just keep reading…