Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette | Review

Let me just begin this post by saying that the Modern Renaissance Palette is my favorite palette of 2016. I love every single shade in this palette, it doesn’t contain a glittery or matte black shadow (I’m just not a fan of a black shadow in every dang palette), and the quality of each and every shadow is INSANE. If anything can top this by December, I’ll be sure to update you on my thoughts… but I don’t foresee that happening.

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy | April 2016 Unboxing and Review

Hello everyone! I feel like I just posted one of these, but here we are again. I have a question for those of you who love subscription services: what are your favorites? I think I’d like to go in a cruelty-free direction because my big goal for the year is to phase-out all of my non-cruelty-free items in my collection. I’ve already put a halt to purchasing products from brands that aren’t cruelty free, but I know that’s hard to control with many subscription services. I’m leaning towards a LaRitzy subscription, but I’m not sure. Feel free to give me suggestions (please)!

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NARSissist L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette

When I first saw this palette, it kind of spoke to me. Although it contains mostly cool-toned shades (I’m typically compulsively drawn to warm shadows), I’m intrigued and inspired by the color selection in this palette. I feel like it provides unique, bold shades that are somehow still wearable and easy to work with. I glance at this palette and instantly have multiple looks run through my mind. It’s just one of those palettes I couldn’t say no to.

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Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick | Review + Swatches

Jouer Cosmetics recently hopped aboard the liquid lipstick bandwagon and released 16 beautiful shades of Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks. I picked up three shades during an early release just before Valentine’s day and picked up eight more shades when the full collection launched on March 1. Since mid-February, I’ve been putting these liquid lipsticks through all the tests and I can say, with certainty, that this range is one of my favorite formulas ever.

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March 2016 Favorites


I was on a Make Up No-Buy for most of the month of March. Many of my favorites are purchases that I made in January and February, but I really enjoyed shopping my stash and rediscovering old favorites. I’ll definitely be doing another one soon! This month’s favorites only includes beauty items because I had so many I didn’t want to include any more items and make this post even longer.

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy | March 2016

I was completely MIA for the month of March … I’m so sorry! I had way too much going on all at once and blogging, unfortunately, had to sit the month out. I have, however, been keeping up with my Instagram (loveyour_light) and I’ve been trying to post daily… or at least as often as possible. I’ll post hauls and first impression blurbs and the (very) occasional selfie of my Makeup of the Day. Hopefully things are getting a little more normal and back-t0-routine for me so I can get back to posting regularly (I have several drafts saved and almost ready to go). Now on to the unboxing!

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