Monday, June 30, 2014

Best & Worst of Beauty: June '14!

What better way to wrap up the month of June than by staying true to form and writing a blog post to notify you all of a new video? Ughhh. I'm so upset with my lack of 'real' blogging this month; I vow to try to do better in July (no promises though… summer school goes until August)!! 
Regardless, I spent all of yesterday editing my monthly favorites/pyramid/best & worst video so I figure, while it's hot off the YouTube processing press, I'd let you all know that it's there when/if you want to watch it. As always, I hope you enjoy and that you had a wonderful June! 2014 is halfway over… yikes (to say the least).

xoxo - Cassie

Thursday, June 26, 2014

YouTube Made Me Buy It!: benefit they're real! push-up liner

This video was one of the biggest pains in my you-know-what to put together (footage lost, corrupted, etc.) but I finally did it!! Hopefully you all are just as excited as I was to see this gel liner in action from a non sponsored/non PR sample receiving person and can forgive the few hiccups in the video. I tried my darndest to make it as smooth and informative as possible!

I hope you're all well and are looking forward to the weekend (I'm personally just excited to go to bed right now haha)~

xoxo - Cassie

Monday, June 23, 2014

Upon Request!

What a surprise, another YouTube update!! My blog has just been full of actual blog post content lately, hasn't it (the sarcasm hasn't been this real since I praised the current art world in class recently)? 
Anyways, in all seriousness, you all seemed really jazzed about me doing an updated "What's In My Bag" video so… well… an update I did! Nothing too terribly exciting has changed since my last "What's In My Bag" video but I'm hoping you enjoy it nonetheless. Not so thrilled about the video? Well, if you are of age and want to kill yourself by way of alcohol poisoning, feel free to take a shot every time I say "just in case"/"you never know"; don't blame me though if, like said, you keel over in the process. Cheers!

xoxo - Cassie

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Outfit Roundup!

Just stopping in real quick (my apologies; that seems to be the 'norm' as of late) to say that I uploaded a new OOTW video to my YouTube channel last night. So, if you haven't seen it yet and are looking for a quick sumthin'-sumthin' to watch, check it out! As always I hope you enjoy and are having a great weekend~

xoxo - Cassie

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer: First Impression + Review!

Hello hello fellow beauty enthusiasts (addicts) and friends! I hope you're all hanging in there now that the heat of summer has really begun to wreak wrath upon the states here… personally, I'm all sweat and tears but that's nothing new; c'est la vie
This kind of weather is good for one thing though in the world of makeup and that's testing out products to their full power!! Or lack thereof *dun dun dunnn*. Find out how the NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer did under the hot Boston sun by clicking the video above! 

As always I hope you enjoy~

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Born Pretty Nail Art Water Decals: Swatches + Review!

*Just to get this out of the way: I am in no way, shape, or form being paid to write this post. I was sent these water decals for review but, as always, I am giving my 100% honest opinion on the product(s). None of the links below are affiliate links and I get nothing in return for clicks or views. You're safe with me!!

No matter how I say this it's going to come across as snotty and/or bragging so I'll just put it outright: 
I get contacted by a lot of companies to do reviews on their products. 

However, as I'm sure you can tell by the utter lack of sponsored/PR related posts here on my blog, I turn most of them down as I just don't feel comfortable pimping out a product I don't believe in or care for. That being said, I was undeniably happy when the folks over at Born Pretty emailed me about receiving a few packets of their water decals to try out. 
I've seen these things on multiple nail blogs and I'd be lying if I said I was never tempted; I just never knew if they'd work for me or if they'd be worth the money (which, granted, is far from expensive… they're actually quite cheap for what you're getting) so I never placed an order. Well I'm here to tell you folks that I regret not having tried these things out sooner, and this is coming from a girl who's not afraid to get down and dirty with some complicated nail art. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

YouTube Made Me Buy It!: pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm

Hot off the press (truly, as in just-finished-processing-three-minutes-ish-ago)!! I've got a new video up on my YouTube channel so if you're interested in the pixi shea butter lip balms, or heck if you just plain old want something to watch, head on over! 
As always I hope you enjoy and are having a great weekend~

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nifty Thrifty TAG!

New video up on my YouTube channel and, staying true to my username (what a freaking concept, huh?), it's all about thrifting!! If you feel like watching me ramble on about one of my favorite pastimes then head on over and enjoy!

xoxo - Cassie

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Return Of Weekly Outfits!!

It's been over a month now since my last OOTW video so, if you've missed them, I hope you enjoy the newest installment on my YouTube channel!

xoxo - Cassie

Thursday, June 5, 2014

M.A.C. "Patisserie": Swatches + Review!

I know I just did a post on lipsticks that I'm planning on wearing throughout the Summer months ahead, but… well… truth be told: this is what has been on my lips the past couple of weeks. Granted, I have been wearing those other lipsticks as well but nowhere near as much as this one. The thought of not having this in my purse at all times and on my lips mostly-always just kills me right now.
It's beautiful. It's perfect. It's "Patisserie".

If you watched my most recent haul video then you've already seen me gush over this lipstick but I really do feel like it needs a blog post of its own. It freaking deserves it. I suppose it's the reason why so many other bloggers have done posts devoted to M.A.C.'s "Patisserie" as well; no-brainer there! 
So, to not add twenty more paragraphs to the already 700-page novel devoted to this nude beauty, I'm going to keep this fairly short and sweet. "Patisserie" is the most perfect nude lipstick I have ever encountered and stands true to the lustre finishes from M.A.C. in most ways. Similar in the sense that I find these to be the most comfortable finish M.A.C. makes (apart from their Cremesheen finishes); they're more moisturizing than a typical lipstick but still gives a bold, albeit semi-sheer, wash of color to the lips. Where "Patisserie" differs though is also in the finish… there's glitter in it? I end that sentence with a question mark because, while there absolutely is glitter in this lipstick, it's not noticeable until "Patisserie" has worn off of your lips. 

You can see the difference in the fresh swatch on my hand below compared to the (admittedly awkward) picture of my lips after I had wiped "Patisserie" away.

Whether or not that little quirk matters to any of you though is debatable; I haven't heard anyone mention it before, and truthfully it doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I think it's worth noting. I know that some people are absolutely opposed to glitter in their lip products (or any makeup products in general) so it's a good little tidbit to know about. Unless you're extremely good at touching up your lipstick throughout the day then eventually there will be specks of glitter lurking on your lips at some point or another between applications of "Patisserie".

Quirks and compliments aside, "Patisserie" really does speak for itself. It's that perfect rosy-brown nude for days when you need your lips to scream subtle sophistication, the best thing to pair with any sort of dramatic eye makeup, and best of all it's that quintessential oh-sh*t-I-need-to-leave-NOW-if-I-want-to-catch-my-bus-but-I-still-need-to-figure-out-what-lipstick-to-put-on color. No matter what you're wearing or what the occasion, "Patisserie" will look good without even trying.

Have you tried M.A.C.'s "Patisserie"?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your perfect nude lipstick?
Do share!

xoxo - Cassie

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring & Summer Lipstick Roundup!

I know, I know… spring has long since sprung but I took these photos while buds were popping up around here so I feel it's necessary to include the previous season in the title. Considering I've been wearing most of these lippies the past couple of months makes it relevant too so hah!! Justification over.
Anyways, I was recently prompted by a lovely reader of mine (Nerissa Lemon) to do an updated selection of lip products for this summer of 2014. And heck, since it seemed to be a hit last year with quite a few of you, I figured it wouldn't hurt to do another roundup! It's great for a lipstick hoarder like myself to do as well; navigating my stash on mornings where I'm scrambling to get out the door (aka most days) goes much smoother (and quicker) when I've got these specific products on the brain.

May Favorites!!

Sorry it's a few days late, but here's my "Best & Worst of Beauty" video for May! I'm truly shocked that I had enough products to make a full pyramid (considering the pneumonia that knocked me out for over half of the month) but somehow I did it ୧(﹒︠ᴗ﹒︡)୨ As always I hope you enjoy~

xoxo - Cassie
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