Friday, January 27, 2017

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ( REVIEW | GIMMICKY???)

Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well. Today I want to share my thoughts on a product that I thought was so gimmicky and fake. That is the Smashbox Photo Primer Water. I bought this item on a whim just to see what was all the hype was about since I have heard a lot about this product in the beauty community. This bottle comes in two different sizes. The size that I have is the 1.0 oz bottle. The other size bottle that this product comes in is the 3.9 oz. bottle. There is a price difference in the two bottles the bigger one cost ($32.00) and the smaller bottle cost ($16.00), so it all depends on how much you would like to spend. 

This primer water is lightweight, fast absorbing on the skin. Which is always a great thing to see out of a primer. This product also dries really fast on the face. A other big plus with me. This product as a fine mist to it, but the spray thing it self was a little difficult to work with at the beginning it wouldn't spray the product evenly on the face, I don't have that problem anymore that was just a little annoying thing to have to deal with this item.   

The smashbox photo finish primer water as a very strong scent to me smells like green tea. Not sure yet if I am digging the scent to this item. The plus side is that the scent doesn't last long after applying the product. I like that this a oil free primer. 

My face makeup and concealer does apply a lot smoother and easier when I do use this product, the only face product that I find that doesn't really work with this primer is my Clinique BB Cream I found that the bb cream would start making a little tiny balls on my face, then again it could have been the brush I used to apply the bb cream. I use this product again with the the Clinique BB Cream and I didn't have that problem anymore.

I did stop using the Smashbox Photo Finish to see if I would see a difference in my skin. Surprisingly I did I really thought I wouldn't, I found when I don't use this primer I see a lot more of my skin texture thru my makeup. Which I honestly didn't think I would see when not using this item. 

Here are two a little things that I noticed and really enjoy about this product. First thing is that the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water adds an extra bit of hydration to the skin, which is always a great thing since I do have dry skin. Second I like the idea of using a spray as a primer since I can get very lazy when it comes down to my beauty routine. (haha). Here is a little fun tip that saw when I opened the box of this item and thought I would share with it with you guys. If you put this item in the fridge it will give this product more of a cold refreshing mist to your face. 

The two downfalls that I have with this item is that it won't even out my skin tone and its not a two in a one product, meaning that I can't set and prime my skin. I only can prime my face. Overall good product now that I reread this review I do see that there is more pros then cons against this product. This is one product that I didn't have really high hopes for but at the end it really surprised me.

That's all for this review on the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and maybe found it helpful. Please let me know in a comment below if you guys have tried out this product and what were your thoughts on it? I would love to know your guys feed back. As always talk to you all soon.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Hey everyone, hope you are doing well. Today I want to share with you guys this major sweater haul that I have been collecting for three months now. All of these sweaters are from different stores. I cant remember where all of these sweaters are from so I cant list that information, but I am sure if you look on line or in stores that you can find something that looks like it. Hope you guys enjoyed this big sweater haul. In a comment below let me know which sweater is your favorite.Talk you guys soon.

Friday, January 13, 2017


Hey everyone,hope you are all doing well.Today I want to share some products that I have used up in the month of December. I have a lot of products to get thru so lets just jump right into these empties. 

First empty is the Nexxus Humectress Replenishing System Conditioner. This is a very heavy conditioner so a little goes a long way. The scent to this conditioner was very pleasant and not over powering. It moisturized my ends very nice and also left my hair feeling very soft and silky. Overall great product, would I repurchase this item again yes only in travel sized form since a full sized bottle is on the more high end prices and I just can't see myself spending that kind of money on just a conditioner.

Second empty of this past month is a travel sized item of the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.  This is a amazing setting spray it does what it claims. This will set your makeup all day. I find that when I do use this setting spray my makeup does not move or come off thru out the day. It also leaves your makeup looking flawless. It as a pleasant scent to it. I have already bought the full sized bottle of this product. I would totally recommend anyone who as not tried out this item that you do so.. You will never find your self picking up a powder again!

Next empty is the Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash. If you have seen my other empties post before then I am sure you have seen this body wash in it. This is just a great body wash. I love that it as a fresh clean scent to it, and that when you apply this to your skin you get a cooling sensation. Overall great product! This is something I will keep re buying for a long time since I haven't found a other body wash that I like as much as I do with this one.

Fourth empty is the Tresemme Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo. I always find myself going back to this dry shampoo. I like how this dry shampoo isn't so heavy on the hair, but yet it still gets your hair clean. I also find that there is not a lot of build up when using this. Which is a great thing since I don't like dry shampoos that leave a lot of build up on your hair. You just cant beat the price of this product.

Next empty of this past month is the NARS Lip Pencil (RIKUGIEN). This was a sample that I got from sephora. This was a very creamy lip pencil, easy to work with it. The color was just beautiful. It was on the more pink nude side of colors. 

 Next is the Sephora Pearl Eye Mask. I believe I have talked about this eye mask already here on my blog if I am not mistaking. This is a just a amazing eye mask. It brightens under the eye, it also evens out eye contour skin. This eye mask also illuminates the skin while giving your eyes the look of a more fresher and radiant to them. This hands down is one of my favorite mask from the sephora line. 

Third to last item of this past month is something that is always in a empties post that is the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These makeup wipes will forever be my holy grail wipes. These wipes take off all my makeup even mascara with just one wipe. They are not rough on my skin and don't irritate my eyes.

Next empty is the Vaseline Lip Therapy Chap Stick. This was a very moisturizing chap stick that left my lips soft and touchable. The scent to this item was very pleasant it smelled likes roses but not over powering. The one thing that I did enjoy about this product not only did moisturized my lips but it left a fate pink color to my lips, so most of times I found that I didn't want to add anything else to my lips since this gave my lips come color to them. The one downfall to this product that was annoying is that it came in a tube where I would have to stick my fingers into it every time I wanted to use it, I would have liked this product a lot more if it was in a squeeze tube that way my fingers don't have to touch the product.

Last but not least is the Pore Fessional from Benefit. This was a great primer it even out my skin tone, blurred away my pores and made my makeup go on lot easier. I also found when using this product that my makeup would last longer then when I would not use this item. Overall great primer! I cant really say much more about this item since this is only a sample sized. No I have not re bought this item since getting this sample.

That's all for this empties post. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know in a comment below what you guys have used up this past month. Talk you guys soon.

Friday, January 6, 2017


Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a safe new years eve. I didn't do much this year for new years eve. Today I want to share with you guys the outfit I wore that day and night. Plus show you the accessories that I paired with the outfit. I will  try and list where everything is from. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Talk to you guys soon.

Jacket: Winsdor 

T- Shirt: H&M

Jeans: Forever 21

Sacf: Winsdor 

Glasses: Icing 

Boots: Uggs