Beauty Reviews, NYX

NYX Machinist Steampunk Collection

I am so excited about the new NYX Machinist Steampunk Collection! This limited-edition collection has industrial inspired shades and lots of metallics.


There are 3 new MYX Machinist eyeshadow palettes that have a “retro-futuristic fantasy” style.

  • Grind (browns, greens, golds and black tones)
  • Steam (cool blue, purple, grey and beige tones)
  • Ignite (warm pink, bronze, mauve tones)

Price: $25 each


The Machinist Lip Lacquer comes in 3 shades: Grind (wine), Steam (blue), Ignite (nude).

Price: $7 each

The collection also has:

3 Highlighting Duos: Grind (Gold and Copper), Steam (Violet and Purple) or Ignite (Opal and Bronze). Price: $12 each

3 Lipsticks: Grind (Honey Bronze), Steam (Copper) and Ignite (Bronze). Price: $8 each

Beauty Box Reviews, Ipsy

Ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the June 2017 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.


I love the “Lips” bag this month and the Volume Up theme and the products are pretty good although I am getting a lot of Vasanti lately, I really need to try this brand.

Here’s what I got in my June Ipsy Bag.

City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow – I got the Cheers to Life bronze shimmer shade and “wow” is this one pigmented and pretty. Price: $4.99

theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush – I like theBalm products and this blush is so Summery. Full-Sized Price: $21

Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner – This black liquid eyeliner IS  really intense! Full-Sized Price: $20

VASANTI COSMETICS Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Exfoliating Cleanser – I really need to start using my Vasanti products. They look nice. It’s also:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • 99% natural
  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • No Plastic beads
  • Made in Canada

Full-Sized Price: $34

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé – I also like trying the NYX products. I got the Pink Cloud shade. Which is so pretty.  Full-Sized Price: $6

I’m giving this month a 9/10. Yay for Summer.

Also be sure to check out my June 2017 Ipsy Bag video reveal!


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NYX Gotcha Covered Waterproof Concealer Review

I received a full-sized tube of the NYX Gotcha Covered Waterproof Concealer in my June Target Box and I think it’s a quality product for a low price.

What’s to love?

I really like the NYX brand and the Gotcha Covered Waterproof Concealer does not disappoint. It comes in 20 shades and retails for $6. The shade I have is Medium GCC04.

I have to say that the formula consistency reminds me of the It Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer in that it’s thick and covers anything! Gotcha Covered is infused with coconut oil and is super blendable so even though it goes on thick it blends out nicely. However being that it’s so thick I can’t use it on my entire face, I prefer BB or CC creams for that. I like Gotcha Covered for dark circle and blemish coverage.

It is very waterproof too, but easy to remove with make-up remover. For $6 I think this is an excellent prodcut and it’s going right in my make-up bag.

I was also excited to get this product in my Target Box which only cost $7 total and I got a whole bunch of other great things in the box.

Also be sure to check out my 2 June Target Box Unboxings on YouTube.

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Target June 2017 Beauty Box (x2) Review

I am super excited to have gotten 2 Target Beauty Boxes this month. In addition to the regular box there is also a Father’s Day themed box. Each box was $7 with free shipping and as of today the Father’s Day Box is still available.

I created a video unboxing of each Target Beauty Box for June so do check it out as there are some neat products here. Below is a list of what I got in each box too.

June Target Box Product List for Hello Sunshine


Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Women’s Razor – The razor alone was worth the price of this box. I LOVE getting razors in Target boxes.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner Sample – I can’t wait to try this one. It’s a thick cream.

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50 Sample – This sunscreen smells amazing (like coconuts) and it’s SPF 50!

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Texturizing Spray 1oz – I tried this already and am super impressed with the JohnFrieda Beach spray.

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Color in Island Coral – I love pretty shade for Summer!

NYX Professional Makeup Gotcha Covered Concealer – I love getting make-up products in the Target box, I’m excited to try this one out.

Masque Bar by Look Beauty Soft Calming Soothing Sheet Mask – New mask from Masque Bar? Yes!

June Target Box Product List for The Father’s Day Hello Dapper Dude Box


Axe Cool Charge Iced Mint Body Wash Sample – The iced mint and ginger scent is very manly and nice!

Nivea Crème Tin – 1 oz. – I am loving this thick cream in a tin. Very moisturizing and it smells masculine.

Yes to Men’s Cleansing Wipes – A wipe for between showers? Really, kind of a neat idea. Or maybe use them in the car on a sweaty day.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste Sample – I always love getting toothpaste samples! I’ve used this one before and it’s good.

Dove Men+Care No White Marks Antiperspirant Stick Invisible Fresh – This deodorant is Minerals + Sage and it smells amazing!

OLIVINA MEN Bourbon Cedar All-in-One Body Wash – Man this body wash smell manly! So nice.

Schick Hydro 5 Men’s Razor – A second razor? Yes, I’m stealing this one too.

I also got a $3 off $15 beauty coupon from Target in each box.

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The 2017 Spring Beautycon Box Is Here!

I am so excited to share the 2017 Spring Beautycon Box today. The Beautycon Box is a subscription that costs $29 plus shipping and it comes out every 3 months. This months box is curated by the Beautycon team.


I also created a YouTube video reveal and I’ll be reviewing a bunch of these products right here as I start to use them.

So check out the video reveal and see the product list below. I even got a full-sized Cargo eyeshadow palette!

Luxie Rose Gold Fibre Power Brush – This stippling brush is so soft and great for blending. Price: $22

IBY Beauty Mineral Blush – This is a peach sheen blush with lots of shimmer and shine. Full-Sized Price: $16

Cargo Cosmetics Around the World Palette – This awesome full-sized palette gives you 12 shades. 6 mattes and 6 shimmers. Price: $34

Garnier SkinActive – Micellar Make-up Removing Towelettes – I love the liquid form of this product and I’ll bet the towelettes are just as nice. Price: $7

Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rust – This color is gorgeous. I swatch it in my video and the polka dot packaging is so cute. Price: $14

NUXE Shimmering Dry Oil – This unique product is for your face, body and hair. It’s such a pretty shade of gold. Price: $5.50

NYX Professional Make-up Bright Idea Illuminating Skin Stick in Rose Petal Pop – I have this stick in gold and it’s gorgeous! Price: $8

OGX Orchid Oil Color Protect Spray – This one smells amazing and I don’t even like florals. Price: $8

The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder to Pomade Duo Universal – I am so in love with my BrowGal Highlighter and I can’t wait to try this product. Price: $35

The BrowGal Brow Brush with Spoodie & Angled Brush – I love that I got a brush for the brow powder! Price: $14

Rose Sticker – This is so cute.

Overall I love this box. It’s a 10/10 and I can’t wait to review these products.


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Ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag Review (with video)

I’m showcasing the February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag today and I also decided to do a video! I really want to start doing more YouTube demos and reveals (here’s my channel) so do subscribe if you’d like!

What’s in the February 2017 Ipsy Bag?

This month is called # Ipsy Much love and the bag is denim with an orange border.


The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream –  I have never heard of an eye and lip cream and didn’t quite know where to put it! In the video I applied it below my lip in the video…ooops. But it’s nice.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry or LifeguardI love the NYX Butter line and this color is so pretty! It’s a perfect dark berry.

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask – While this looks like a nice mask it was way to mango-y for me. Nice mask, but I’m personally not crazy about the fruit smell.

Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment Eye Shadow in Latte – This was my favorite product in the bunch! It’s so pigmented and shimmery with a beautiful coffee shade. I love this product.


Royal & Langnickel Royal & Langnickel MODA Fan Brush – I love this super soft fan brush, I don’t have one so it’s a welcome addition to the mix.

Overall I give this month a 10/10. The NYX lipstick and the Hikari eyeshadows are my favorites and the other 3 products are very nice.

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NYX Sculpt & Highlight Brow Contour Review

I picked up this NYX Sculpt & Highlight Brow Contour from target today because I love having a dual ended pencil like this, however I had mixed results.

What’s to love?

I love having a highlighter and pencil in one product so I was excited to see that NYX had this kind of product.  I got the Soft Pink/Auburn Shade because I wanted to try something with red undertones. The shades are very pretty.

But…this is the first NYX product that I’m not completely in love with. The Soft Pink side is great as a highlighter however the Auburn side is hard and brittle. I could barley apply it to my brows and it smudged all of the place. I kind of looked like an auburn lashed Grocho Marx which no one wants to see!


So the “good” is that I’m going to stick this into my make-up bag because I like the highlighter end and I can always use the other side as a pen! See turning everything into a positive there! The packaging is also great with twist ups on both sides and this product has very little scent. It is Made in Taiwan.

I have seen users who do love this product so it could just be me. Has anyone else tried one of these pencils?


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Happy New Year! Here Are My Top Beauty Buys Of 2016!

I can’t believe it’s Dec. 31st. I started beauty blogging on June 10th of 2016 and have blogged every single day which feels amazing. Looking back over this past year I’ve found 10 “can’t live without” beauty products that I want to share today on my Best of Beauty list for 2016. Enjoy and Happy New Year!


Number One – GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

I had never heard of GlamGlow before starting my blog but now I’m addicted! The YouthMud Tinglexfoliate does wonders on my skin. It burns a little upon application but I swear I look a few years younger when I wipe it off! It’s a bit pricey but completely worth it!


Number Two – Tarte Swamp Queen Palette by Grav3YardGirl

My entire family is delighted by Bunny, her reviews crack me up and her silly spirit always puts me in a good mood so when I saw she had a Tarte palette I had to get on board and I’m glad I did. This vanilla scented palette is simply gorgeous. Uncommon is my go-to shade and it blends perfectly with Mancat (I love that name too)!


Number ThreeLush!

Oh man! I truly can’t pick just one Lush product for my list. I literally love them all. The Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Shampoo Bars (these saved my hair), Masks…it’s just too hard to choose. I love Lush so much I even created a rather funny ode to Luscius Malfoy this year – If Lucius Malfoy Shopped At Lush…


Number Four – Urban Decay Full Frontal Reloaded Vice Lipstick Set

I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. This product stays in place has amazing pigmentation and is one of my favorites. So when this little 5 pack set went on sale I grabbed it up!


Number Five- NYX Pore Filler

After using the NYX Pore Filler for a few months now I’m addicted. I have large pores on my cheeks and nose and this stuff fills them in and leaves my skin soft and smooth.

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Number Six – BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

This BECCA Priming Filter is light, luminous and makes my face look beautiful. It’s got great anti-aging properties for me and evens out my skin tone.


Number Seven – Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O’Latte 

The Clinique Chubby Sticks are perfect for my make-up bag and traveling. They are so easy to apply and stay on place.


Number Eight – Too Faced Love Flush Blush

The Too Faced Love Flush gets an A+ for both packaging and product. This blush goes on like a dream and looks so pretty.


Number Nine – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circles

Dark circles be gone! I use this little wonder every single day to get rid of my pesky dark circles. It works so well!


Number Ten – Bath & Body Works Foaming Soap

Ive got the Bath & Body Works Foaming hand soap at every sink in my house. It smells amazing and keeps my hands soft and supple. I also love the foam, it always rinses clean.



Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the December 2016 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.


This months Ipsy Bag is called carpe p.m. and it’s the neatest bad I’ve got all year. The bag itself is a red and furry with a gold lining. I absolutely love it! It’s got a holiday flair which is really fun.

Inside I got 5 great products including…

Tarte Maracuja Oil – I’m really excited about this versatile oil and can’t wait to try it on my skin and hair. Full-Sized Price: $48

Ren Clean Skin Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I’m always up for trying a new mask and this one looks amazing. Full-Sized Price: $55

Clearista Retexturizing Gel – This face gel is supposed to reduce the signs of aging! I’m all in for that. Full-Sized Price: $52

Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Pin-Up – I’m up for testing another liquid matte. This one is really pretty too. Full-Sized Price: $19

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Jaded – This is a metallic dark green eye shadow from the NYX Prismatic collection and it’s so shimmery and pigmented. Full-Sized Price: $48


Overall I’m giving the December Ipsy bag a 10/10. I feel like I got 5 great products and I can’t wait to test them out.

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Bonnie’s November Beauty Favorites

I decided to start a monthly “Favorites” post to share some of my favorite go-to products for the month. I feel like there is a Fall theme in these products. Here are my favorites for November!


Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Ultra Shea Body Cream – This cream has been my daily favorite for November. It’s smells amazing and more than one person has asked me what I was wearing. Time to put it away tomorrow in favor of Magic In The Air for Christmas.

Lush Mask of Magnaminty – I love this minty kaolin mask for Fall. It’s done wonders on my dry skin. I reviewed it in June and it’s still a favorite.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Amulet – I can’t get enough of this bronzey metallized shade. It’s perfect for Fall and has a Harry Potter feel to it. Here’s my full review.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – I love the big bold lashes I get from this mascara. It’s very luxurious. Here’s my full review.

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick – I’ve been using this NYX Illuminating stick almost everyday. I just put a touch above my cheeks for a bright look. Here’s my full reviewfull review.

Clinique Cubby Stick in Lots ‘O Latte – When I don’t have time for full eye make-up I just applied a little of this eye tint for a beautiful look. Here’s my full reviewfull review.

Laura Geller Baked Blush in Pink Grapefruit – More Laure Geller Baked products are on my Christmas wish list. This blush is a beauty! Here’s my full review.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss – I use this for a touch of shine when I got out! Here’s my full review.

Here are my favorites on my face (minus the Borghese Gloss). I literally did a 3-minute make-over after spending the day raking up the November leaves!