Hey everyone! Today’s review is all about the Flower Beauty Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette. Flower Beauty can be purchased on their website (linked above), but if you want to find it in store, it’s available exclusively at Walmart. Price: $14 Amount of Product: Net weight 0.28 ounces Animal Testing: Flower Beauty is cruelty free Getting straight to … More Flower Beauty Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette: Review and Swatches
Over the years, I’ve become much more particular and discerning about my makeup purchases and collection. I’m always in the mood to de-clutter (not throw away, but pass on to friends or family.) I want to have a collection of products I love, not a collection of way too many products I feel meh about. I … More Products to Use Up in 2017
Hey everyone! Sorry for the hiatus. Not too much to explain except that we all seem to be getting busier and busier right?? I’ve been very active on Instagram the last few months, and as my love for makeup and beauty continues to grow, I found some motivation to hop back over here and work … More Valentines Day Makeup Looks
Hey everyone! I have a bold, sparkly holiday look to share with you today using all drugstore products! Although there is one exception- the glitter. I used a LIT cosmetics glitter since I don’t own any drugstore glitters but I know NYX has glitters easily accessible at Ulta! Another great thing about the look is … More Drugstore Holiday Makeup: Silver Glitter and Red Lips
Hey everyone! I have an eye look to share with you today. I often find myself playing with makeup at night when my daughter is asleep since that’s when I have unlimited play time at my vanity. Looking back at my last few looks, they’ve all been pretty “normal” in terms of wearability so I … More Red, Black, and White Graphic Eye Makeup
Hey everyone! Due to a period of sickness and a generally busy schedule, I haven’t been around in a while, and I’ve sure missed playing with my makeup. I thought it would be fun to create something a little bold to get back into things! All of the products I used will be listed below. … More Blue Halo Smokey Eye
Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing my review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Moonchild. I wanted to get this review up as soon as possible because as far as I know, this palette is limited edition. (Update: It looks like this palette is permanent now…it is still available on the website as of 2/18/17.) … More Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit: Review and Swatches
Hey guys! I thought I’d share one of my recent makeup looks with you today. Having hooded eyes can make certain types of eye makeup challenging, and I’d say the cut crease is the most challenging for me. I’ve played around with the general shape a few times trying to get the placement right so … More Pink, Blue, and Purple Cut Crease
Hey everyone! Today’s look is a warm cranberry smoky eye I created using the Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette. This palette has been very popular and goes in and out of stock, but just check out the Violet Voss website and Instagram pages to see if it’s in stock or when the next restock is … More Shimmering Cranberry Eye
*Not sponsored-just for fun! As much as I enjoy glitter, unconventional lip colors, rainbow smokey eyes, and bold, glamorous makeup looks, I love fresh and natural makeup. For the past few years I’ve been working on taking better care of my skin which has helped me appreciate simple makeup looks that are meant to accentuate … More Natural Beauty Routine Inspired by Glossier
Glow Kits are still available (That Glow, Sweets, Sundipped, Moonchild) but the shade Gleam has sadly been discontinued Hey everyone! Today’s review is on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in the shade Gleam. Price: $40 Amount of Product: 4 x 0.26 ounces Animal Testing: Anastasia Beverly Hills is cruelty free The first point I’ll make is that … More Review and Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam
Hey everyone! I have another makeup look to share with you today. This was the green look I created for St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Face ●Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation ●Revlon Nearly Naked Powder Eyes ●Urban Decay Primer Potion ●Sugarpill Acidberry and Mochi eye shadows and Diamond Eyes for … More Green Eyes and Lips
Hey guys! I have another glittery eye look to share with you today. This was a look I created for Valentines Day. I’ll list the products below! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Milani Eye Shadow Primer Sugarpill Dollipop blended in and above the crease, also on lower lash line Sugarpill Poison Plum on the lid and … More Fuchsia Glitter Eye
Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a simple glitter makeup look I did recently. This look was for the LIT Cosmetics Glitter Friday competition they do on Instagram every week. The theme was Everyday Sparkle, essentially how you would add glitter to your everyday look. I chose a very simple look with glitter eye liner … More Simple Glitter Eye Liner
Hey everyone. Just wanted to write a quick post to share that I will be making some changes to the blog including the name! So in case you notice that acasualbeauty is no longer around, I’m definitely still here and this will still be the same blog but with an updated title. I’ll include the story about … More Changes! New Name, Updates, Etc.
Hello everyone! Today’s review is on Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Pearl. Price: $38 Amound of Product: 0.25 ounces Animal Testing: Becca is cruelty free This product costs $38 and contains 0.25 ounces of product (which strangely is 0.03 ounces less than all of the other shimmering skin perfector powders which contain 0.28 ounces.) If you’ve … More Review and Swatches: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl (with Moonstone Comparison)
Hey guys! I have a review for you today on a couple of Colourpop highlighters. Price: $8 Amount of Product: 0.15 ounces Animal Testing: Colourpop is cruelty free Colourpop’s highlighters are priced at $8 and contain 0.15 ounces of product. They are housed in white plastic pots with twist on lids and because of the formula, you’ll want … More Review and Swatches: Colourpop Highlighters in Hippo and Smokin Whistles
Hey everyone! The lovely Sierra from The Glam Gala recently requested that I write a post about how to apply false eyelashes which I am happy to share with you today.
Hi everyone! I am back with another Halloween makeup look. Here are a couple of my inspiration photos. I started this look by using the Boscia BB Cream in light. This BB doesn’t provide a whole lot of coverage, but it does actually have some shimmer and luminosity to it. I used the Sephora … More Phoenix Fire Bird Makeup
Hey everyone! It is October and that means Halloween is officially right around the corner! I have always liked Halloween and this year, I wanted to bring you all some really fun makeup looks! For my first Halloween look of the season, I wanted to recreate one of the lovely little creatures I see quite … More October Means Halloween!
Hi everyone!! I recently took a trip to Rite Aid and Walmart and I wanted to show you what I got! They had a bunch of sales going on when I went to Rite Aid and the two that I took advantage of was 40% off Revlon and 40% off Wet and Wild! Since it … More Mini Haul!
Hey everyone! Today’s review is on Sugarpill’s Sweetheart Palette. I’m so excited to be reviewing this today because it completes my collection of Sugarpill’s Addicted to Pretty palettes. I have reviewed the other two palettes (Burning Heart) here and (Heart Breaker) here. I purchased this palette through the app Depop. Depop is an app where you can create a store … More Review and Swatches: Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick mani with you! These are the imPress press on manicure nails by Broadway Nails. I have worn some of these before and found them a little long for my liking, so I was excited to find some that were “short length”. The color is a nude glitter … More Quick Mani
Hey everyone. I have a fun and sparkly review for you today! There’s no better way to add some glitz and glam to your makeup look than glitter, and the glitters in today’s review come from a company I love-LIT Cosmetics. LIT’s glitters are cosmetic grade, formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, and are vegan and … More Review: LIT Cosmetics Glitters and Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
Hey guys! I thought I’d share with you a quick eye look I did recently. It’s very simple – a colorful gradient on the lid and some glitter on the lower lash line! You can easily use the same technique and change up the eye shadow and glitter colors for endless variety. The products and … More Teal and Glitter Eye Look
This color has been discontinued but these liners are still available in 18 colors. Hey everyone! Today’s review is all about the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen, and I have the shade Emerald Gold. Price: $12 Amount of Product: 0.04 ounces Animal Testing: Pixi Beauty is cruelty free These liners can be found at Target for $12. Obviously … More Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen in Emerald Gold: Review and Swatches
Hey everyone! I wanted to share some comparison swatches of my brightest eye shadows which of course come from Sugarpill and Urban Decay. The palettes I’m referring to include the Sugarpill Heart Breaker and Burning Heart Palettes as well as the Urban Decay Electric Palette. I’ve written reviews of these palettes which can be found here, here, and … More Comparison Swatches: Sugarpill and Urban Decay
Hey everyone! I’m excited to bring you today’s review of the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette which I purchased at Sephora. Price: $49 Amount of Product: 10 x .04 ounces Animal Testing: Urban Decay is cruelty free This palette costs $49 and contains ten pressed pigments at 0.04 ounces each. It also comes with a double ended brush. The packaging … More Review and Swatches: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette
Hey friends! Today I wanted to share some thoughts on Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Moonstone. I’d seen and swatched this product many a time during Sephora visits but could never really justify dropping nearly 40 bucks on one powder even though it was completely beautiful! But having received a bit of birthday … More Review and Swatches: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
Everyone knows about Urban Decay’s infamous Naked palettes, and since I recently had a 20% off coupon from Ulta along with a good amount of points to use, I finally decided to buy one! Price: $54 Amount of Product: 12 x 0.05 ounces Animal Testing: Urban Decay is cruelty free Naked 3 features 12 eye shadows at 0.05 … More Review and Swatches: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Hey friends! Today I wanted to share a review and swatches of some lipsticks from Wet N Wild. I have six shades from their Mega Last Lip Color line including Bare It All, Think Pink, Pinkerbell, Don’t Blink Pink, Cherry Picking, and Sugar Plum Fairy. Price: $1.99 Amount of Product: 0.11 ounces Animal Testing: Wet n Wild is cruelty free These lipsticks … More Review and Swatches: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipsticks
Hey friends. I have a quick post today because I need YOUR help! I will soon be running out of the under eye concealer I’ve been using, and I need to find something to replace it with since it was a product I purchased before going cruelty free. I would love to hear your recommendations … More Need Your Help-Under Eye Concealer
Hey friends! Since I shared a post yesterday all about Sugarpill’s Goldilux, I thought I’d share the look I created today using this shadow! Here’s how I created this look. Light beige transition shade all over the brow bone Sugarpill’s Love+ packed on first two thirds of eyelid Urban Decay’s Blackout on outer corner of eye … More Eye Look Featuring Goldilux
Hey everyone! When I purchased my two Sugarpill palettes (posts on those palettes can be found here and here), Sugarpill included a sample of one of their loose eye shadows in the shade Goldilux. I thought I’d share it with you today! The full size product comes in a jar that holds 5 grams of product, … More Review and Swatches: Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux
Hey everyone! Since I’ve shared some Halloween eye looks with you the past couple days, I figured it would be appropriate to show you the look I actually chose for today! Here’s what I did for the look: thick winged black eyeliner blending black, purple, and orange into the crease using a thin line of … More Halloween Makeup Look
Hey Everyone! If anyone is looking for a super cute last minute Halloween Costume, I think this is great! It can totally be made with things you probably have at home. I must say, I did get some inspiration from a picture I saw on Pinterest. I used my normal foundation, which apparently, I didn’t … More Scarecrow Halloween Makeup!!!
Hey friends! I wanted to bring you another Halloween eye look for those of us who aren’t sporting specific costumes this year. You can still be festive with some easy black and orange makeup. Today’s Halloween eye look is a smoky eye using you guessed it, black and orange! Like yesterday’s look, this is another … More Halloween Smoky Eyes
Hey friends! Despite Halloween being the perfect opportunity to go crazy with fun makeup and costumes, I surprisingly will not be sporting a costume this year. So for years when I don’t have a specific costume in mind, I still like to be in the spirit of the holiday by sporting festive colors! I wanted to share … More Festive and Easy Halloween Eyes: Two Versions
This palette has been discontinued. This post is all about the Urban Decay Smoked Palette which comes with 10 eye shadows, a full size 24/7 Eye Liner in Perversion, and a mini Primer Potion. Price: $49 Amount of Product: 10 x 0.03 ounces Animal Testing: Urban Decay is cruelty free This post will be primarily focused on the … More Review and Swatches: Urban Decay Smoked Palette
Hey everyone! I am back with another Halloween makeup look! For this look I wanted to recreate Elsa from Frozen. My husband and I so love Frozen and do indeed own a stuffed Olaf. Elsa is young and fresh, and lets not forget an ice queen. I wanted to keep the skin for this look … More Elsa Halloween Makeup!!!
Hey everyone! Today I’d like to share with you another Music Inspired Makeup look. My other looks in this series can be found here. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out a makeup look to go with a certain song, but when Le Petite Fille de la Mer started playing on my phone, the … More Music Inspired Makeup: La Petite Fille de la Mer by Vangelis
Hey friends! For beauty lovers, some of the most notable things about cosmetic products during the holiday season are holiday sets, collections, and limited edition products.
Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a brush post and considering how important tools are for makeup application, I figured it was time for another post. My first Brush Spotlight post can be found here. Today I wanted to share a great brush with you, and it’s the Sonia Kashuk Small Eye … More Brush Spotlight #2: Sonia Kashuk Small Eye Shadow Brush
Hey everyone! Today, I wanted to share an eye shadow palette I recently got from Hautelook.com. This is the Lorac Get Hot Warm Eye Shadow Palette. The sticker on the box makes it looks like it was once at Sephora. Sephora doesn’t carry Lorac anymore, so perhaps the things that didn’t sell got sent to … More Lorac Get Hot Warm Eye Shadow Palette
Hey everyone!!! Its almost time for Halloween!!! If you are like me, then you usually plan your costume super last minute and don’t have a ton of time to get things done. In my next few post, I want to share with you some very do-able halloween makeup ideas! All of these looks can be … More Easy Pirate Halloween Makeup!
Hey guys! I just got back from as lovely trip to Wisconsin for my Husband’s cousin’s wedding 🙂 We flew and only took one bag between the two of us, so space was a little limited but that is fine. I thought I would share with you what I brought with me, and what I … More What’s in my travel makeup bag!
Hey friends! Time for another requested makeup look. This look was requested by the sweet April (or Puri!) from Blushing Biddies who authors a great cruelty free blog. She requested to see an eye look based on autumn colors, like the changing colors of leaves. I wanted to incorporate the green leaves of summer transitioning into … More Request: Autumn Leaves Makeup
Hey friends! Today’s post is all about another bold and bright palette from Sugarpill-the Heart Breaker Palette. I bought this palette from Sugarpill’s website. The following introductory text is copied from my previous post about the Burning Heart Palette since the same information applies to both palettes (price, palette layout, etc.) Price: $34 Amount of Product: 4 eye shadows … More Review, Swatches, and Eye Look: Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette
Hey everyone! I’m very excited to bring you today’s post since this is a product from a brand that’s been on my wishlist for ages. Today I’ll be sharing with you the Burning Heart Palette. Here is my post on the Heart Breaker Palette. I bought this palette from the Sugarpill website. Price: $34 Amount of Product: 4 eye … More Review, Swatches, and Eye Look: Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette
Hey Everyone! I have recently been seriously considering getting the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette…But now I don’t think I will and you will see why! I had my friend Lindsey who owns the Naked Basics 2 swatch it and send me her photo so you can see the comparison. Now, I don’t think … More Naked Basics 2 Dupe???