Anti-Haul| May 2018

Yesterday was the wish list, today we have a little more challenging task at hand. Why you ask? Like I mentioned in my previous post, I am a makeup addict(this is a joke, kind of..). So when it comes to new releases I usually like 80% of what is coming out. The other 20% is covered in these posts. 😂 There is one product I was so excited for the reveal of, but once it was revealed I was pretty disappointed. It actually made me kind of sad. Anyways, lets get into it because I know you are waiting to see which products I am talking about!

ABH Dream Glow Kit

😭😭😭 Is all I have to say about this one. I was SO excited for the reveal of this palette. Norvinas sneak peeks looked stunning, but once I saw the actual palette and swatches and GLITTER I knew I wasn’t going to use it. I just don’t like glittery highlighters. A few shades don’t look super glittery but I can’t justify $45 for 2 shades. These would make beautiful eyeshadows, but again I probably could find singles similar to these shades for less.

Becca Cosmetics Be A Light

First off, let me start up by saying that I adore Becca Cosmetics. I have a few of their blushes and I use them on a weekly basis. And moonstone is my baby. But, I am going to be straight up, I do not like anything about this palette. I don’t like the pans, pan set up, pan sizes, ect. I feel like it would have looked a lot better if they had it set up like the regular palettes they release. I love the set up of their Apri Ski palette! Also, they are saying the two big pans are face powders, but one seriously looks like a bronzer for me. So, thats another thing, I don’t want to spend $46 to use 3 out of the 4 powders. I know this has sounded slightly hard, but I’m really not vibing with this palette. 😬

Jouer Essential Jet Set Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I do like these shades, but I know I have all of these shades, probably double, in my eyeshadow palette collection. I would have loved to seen some shimmer, and maybe one or two more unique shades!

Dose Of Color Single Shadows

Yes these shades are stunning, but I don’t think they are worth it for $20. I feel like I could find singles that are less expensive that are similar, or even shades in palettes. I’d rather get a palette for $20 than one single shadow! Even Tarte’s singles are only $14! Just a little to expensive for something I won’t use all the. 🤷

That’s it for this Anti-Haul! The amount of products on my wish list always beats the amount in my anti-hauls 😂 I do want to say that I love all of these brands that I have mentioned! Just because I don’t want to purchase these products doesn’t make them bad! Honestly I’m secretly hoping the Dream palette gets amazing reviews and everyone loves it cause I do like it, just the glitter. 😖 Let me know what new products you guys won’t be grabbing in the comments!

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-Amanda 🌼

*All pictures are from TrendMood1’s Instagram and Dose Of Colors Instagram


Makeup Wishlist | May 2018

Hello beautiful people! Again, I am sorry for being MIA! I have been going through a lot of person changes lately so I haven’t had much time to really blog(I feel like I said something like this in one of my last posts but the last few months have brought a lot of change into my life.) I finally have a set schedule and life has settled down! So posts will be more consistent from now on!

I also wanted to say thank you so much for 100 followers! (It’s actually 114 now!) Thank you for continuing to support me even though I haven’t been very consistent and MIA! I appreciate so much and will continue to create awesome content for you guys! ❤️

Okay okay let’s get to the actual post now! One of my favorites to do, my monthly makeup wish list! I feel like each month I do this companies keep coming out with more and more makeup I want 🤔 I have a lot of higher end goodies on my wish list this month, but they are all absolutely beautiful and I need them okay!! Let’s get into it 😜

Natasha Denona Blush & Glow Mini

I really didn’t think I would want something like this, I know how expensive Natasha Denona is. I don’t think I would ever splurge on one of her palettes! But I saw this little mini of the Blush & Glow duo and I’m a sucker for blush and highlight. 🤷 Plus when I saw it was $19 I was pleasantly surprised! I know it’s tiny, but I never go through blush or highlight! I think it’s worth it and I hopefully will try and pick it up soon!

Elf Rose Gold Sunset Palette

he swatches of this palette is was really sold me! I have tried some of Elf’s old 10 pan palettes and they aren’t my favorite. I really like the Mad for Matte palettes, so I am excited to get a mix of shimmer and mattes with what looks like amazing formulas. Plus the color scheme is perfection.

Jouer Sunswept Bronzer Duos

Fine, Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m a bronzer addict. When I saw these bronzer palettes I fell in love with everything about it. First off, 2 is always better than one right?! I already usually use 2 bronzers to get the perfect look in going for so this is perfect for that. Plus it’s perfect for travel too. I also love the tones of the bronzers! They look like my perfect everyday tone. And the pans look huge! Did I mention these are only $30?! And Jouer has free domestic shipping over $25… Yes I know I’m a bad influence 😂

Melt Cosmetic’s Blushes and Blushlights

Melt recenty came out with powder highlighters and blushes. Some of the highlighters can also be used as shimmery blushes. The shades are absolutely freaking beautiful people! I’m obsessed. I also still haven’t ever tried anything from Melt even though there are so many things I do want to try! But I truly am a sucker for blushes and highlighters so 😍 I’m eyeing Honey Theif, Sundown, and Ghostlight 👻

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation

I have wanted to try a lot of stick foundations, but most of the ones on my wish list were over $30 and I wasn’t totally okay with spending that. When Makeup Revolution released their own stick foundation I was super excited! It says leaves a fresh and dewy finish which is my favorite finish for foundation! And it’s only $9!

That is it for May’s makeup wish list! I love doing these posts for the simple fact that I’m makeup addict, and want pretty much all the new makeup! 😂 Funny enough, Anti-Haul are harder posts for me to do 😂 but I still love doing them! That will be coming soon! 😁

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-Amanda 🌼

*All pictures are from TrendMood1’s Instagram, and Melt Cosmetic’s Instagram.

Spring Blush Picks

It may be spring, but it sure doesn’t feel like it! Even though the weather isn’t feeling too springy, my makeup does! I have been reaching for a lot of peachier tones and brighter shades recently. I’ve seen a few people do Spring makeup picks, but I am going to break it down into different posts! I may even make this like a week long thing, where I post a different one everyday. Who knows, we will see! For today though, I am going to share with you guys my favorite blushes I recommend for the spring time! I am going to share some high end and some drugstore so we will have a nice mix! Lets get into it.

Becca Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Flowerchild

I love the formula of the Becca Mineral Blushes. They are so smooth, pigmented, and blend beautifully. Flowerchild is a peachy pink blush with a little bit of golden shimmer. It gives you the perfect glowy flush to the cheeks!

Elf Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky

This is such a stunning blush. It is baked, so it is ultra glowy. It’s a beautiful peachy blush with a golden sheen. I love ultra glowy skin so this is the perfect blush it achieve that kind of look! You can use as both a blush and a blush topper. These are only $4! Plus they are Vegan as well!

The Balm Balm Springs Blush

This blush is described as an earthy rose shade, but I think it’s also a little peachy! I love this one for everyday, since it does have that rosy tone and it is all matte. I really like the formula of this blush as well, it is build-able, which I love in case I go in with a heavy hand!

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

I feel like I don’t need to say much about this blush besides that is is perfect. It has a buttery formula that applies beautifully and add the perfect flush and luminosity to the cheeks. It is described as a luminous peach, which I totally agree with! It is flattering on so many skin tones, and is super affordable! This truly is my #1 blush pick for spring!

Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird

Another Becca blush?! Yes, because they are too good! Songbird is a bright orangey pink shade that is a unique shade in my collection, I don’t have anything like it. I love using it on days where I don’t have intense eye makeup on, because it adds such a pretty color to the cheeks. I feel like this will be perfect for both Spring and Summer, because it will look stunning with a tan too!


I adore all of these blushes and their formulas! I feel like whenever I think of spring I always think of Peach and brighter pinks. And shimmer! These have also been go tos for a lot of spring looks the past couple months!

Okay lovely people, those are my top 5 blushes for spring! You definitely can tell I have a type. 😂❤️ I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know what you’d like to see next in my ‘Top 5’ series!

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-Amanda 🌼