May Favorites


Hiiiii friends!

It’s that time of the month again for me to do my favorites blog post. Guys, SOOOO much has been going on in the month of May!!! From finishing up my junior year in college, graduations, work, holidays, and sending off my boyfriend to Tupelo for his first REAL job as a news reporter, my life just hasn’t STOPPED. 🙂 After all the changes, there is something that has stayed constant: my love for blogging to YOUUUU GUYS.  With that being said, lets get started with my all time favorites for this month.



My favorites for hair products this month would have to be Herbal Essences Volumizing Hairspray. This stuff is my absolute love affair. I have tried so many different hairsprays, and I absolutely LOVE this one.  Not only does it have a very nice scent and great hold, but it also doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy. I ran out today and had to run to the drugstore to pick up another can. And that’s right my friends, IT’S CHEAP! I got mine for $3.99 at Walgreens.


My next two beauty favorites for the month of May would have to be:

1. Covergirl’s Clump Crusher Mascara


I told you guys that I purchased this recently in my ULTA haul blog post, but I hadn’t been able to try it.  The story behind me buying this mascara was that I originally wanted to try out the Rocket mascara by Maybelline, and the cashier lady insisted that I try Clump Crusher before I tried the Rocket.  I took her advice, and I’m so glad that I did take it.  It goes on very smoothly and wet (which I like in a mascara). It separated, lengthened, and volumized  my lashes beautifully.  I also got the water-resistant formula just so it wouldn’t smudge, and it passed the test.

Will I repurchase? YES, YES, YES!

2.  Estée Lauder’s Day Wear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme


I got a sample of this creme in my Estée Lauder gift this month, and I have been using it as a daily moisturizer before I put my make-up on and after I have washed my face.  It’s great for your skin, and it also contains SPF 15 which is great for a base under your foundation to protect your beautiful skin from the sun. 🙂  It also fights against sun damage and aging skin.  I enjoyed this creme and will repurchase.

Favorite DIY of the month

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As I was getting my daily dose of all of my YouTube subscriptions, I came across Amarixe’s Beauty Vlog on how to hombre your nails. I thought I would give it a try, and her advice worked. I loved the finished product, and I will do it again to my nails because I think it’s a very cute, unique way to spruce up your normal manicure.

I used the colors Sealed with a Kiss by Sally Hansen, Pink Friday by OPI, Tart Deco by Essie, and Sea by Sally Hansen for the base coat.

Here is Amarixe’s video that I watched! She’s amazing!

Try this nail technique out! I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

Ending Thoughts

 FYI: I am so excited! My first VoxBox from Influenster is coming in with new products for me to try out, so look out for that review post mid-June.

Influenster is a site where they send you free samples of products to review. Check it out HERE! You have to be invited to the site, but LUCKY YOU, I have 5 invites to hand out, so leave a comment with your email if you would like for me to email you an invite. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this post! Hopefully, I will be able to film a new video soon.

Question: What are YOUR favorite beauty products from this month? 

Love you guys! Thanks for reading!




The Versatile Blogger Nomination


Hiiiiii friends!

I recently got nominated by Christie at Laws of Makeup and Cassie at Young and Polished for the Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂 Both of their blogs are so great and I have loved ALL of their posts, so with that being said, go check them out because I’m telling you will enjoy it. I have only been blogging for a few weeks and I am happy to have readers enjoy my blogs. More posts and videos to come!!!

HERE are the rules for this award:

Nominate 10 fellow bloggers relatively new to blogging
Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award
Share 7 random facts about yourself
Thank the blogger who has nominated you
Add the Versatile Award picture to your post

SEVEN random facts about myself: 

  1. I have a twin sister named Olivia! (FYI: We are fraternal.)
  2. My other passion in life besides my love for makeup is having a future teaching profoundly deaf children how to talk by rehabilitating them to use their amplification technology. (FYI: This is what I am in school for as we speak.)
  3.  I am an ABSOLUTE hopeless romantic. ❤
  4. I am obsessed with YouTube subscriptions vlogs about beauty tutorials which mostly inspired me to make my own blog.
  5. I am in a sorority!
  6. I absolutely love cats. I plan to get one in the future when my life settles down.
  7. One of my biggest role models in fashion and beauty is Lauren Conrad. I just love her style and her outlooks on life. I STAY on her website.

I hope this helps you get to know me a little bit better! Now it’s time for my nominations…<drum roll, please> “PULL OUT THE RED CARPET!!!!”

1.  Veruska at A Beautiful Life with Veruska

2.  Maggie at Magsnific

3.  Caitling2013 at Product Reviews of 2013

4.  Besos at The Beauty Bar Cabana

5. Veronica at The Beauty Archive

6.  Gelly at PinkLaceyHouse

7.  Maria at Nhieu.Beauty

8.  Brittany at Britters Blog

9.  P.Beury at P.Beaury Knows

10. Trinity at Beauty Advice from a Cheerleader

Again, Thanks for the nomination Christie and Cassie.





Heyyy friends! 

I am just SO excited for today’s post because I got to visit one of my FAVORITE places to shop….ULTA! Lets get started…


I have been DYING for a new eyeshadow palette ever since my Sephora one broke. 😦 And the one that I have heard bloggers and vloggers on YouTube rave about is the NAKED palette by Urban Decay.


I mean it’s just BEAUTIFUL! I am officially in love with this eyeshadow palette. Not only did it come with a brush, but it also came with amazing eyeshadow primer, Urban Decay primer potion.


I will use pretty much every color whether I’m going out with my friends and I need a darker or more sparkly look OR I can use the more matte, light neutral colors for an everyday look. Like a little kid on Christmas, I couldn’t wait to try this palette.

This is the result:

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In this picture, I used the colors Virgin, Sin, Toasted, and DarkHorse. The Urban Decay eye shadows blend so well together especially after using the Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base.


I also picked up some new mascara called Clump Crusher by Cover Girl. (The lime green tube in the very first picture.) I am still trying to get a feel for it. Let me know in the comments below what you guys think about this mascara.

My mother on the other hand bought mascara from Benefit called “They’re Real” mascara.


This is what mascara I’m wearing in the pictures above as well. It LITERALLY makes you look like you are wearing false eyelashes.  I decided to do a before the mascara and after using “They’re Real” mascara picture using my twin sister as a model.



Lastly, I wanted to buy a new bronzer for the summer time, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  SOOOO… I bought my all time favorite, Rimmel Natural Bronzer! I absolutely love this bronzer because it’s not too dark but just enough to warm up your face.

Let me know your thoughts on these products or if you have any questions or suggestions about a new post!



What’s in my bag?

Hiiiiii everybody!  

Your purse can truly describe you and your personality.  I love to keep my purse organized (well, I like to try. ;)) There is something appealing at seeing what other ladies carry in their purse.  It’s like a revealing secret or reading a page of a diary. It can tell you a lot about a woman. I think it’s time to show you what I keep in my purse!

purse My purse that I am carrying at the moment is my Longchamp ‘La Pliage’ bag. I received this bag as a gift for Christmas from my mother, and she ordered it with two different colors and my monogram on the leather flap! I love it! It holds just about EVERYTHING. It’s great for school because I can just throw my laptop in there or a notebook along with my other purse necessities.

Let’s get STARTED! This is my reveal when I open it up…..  


I told you I could pretty much fit my whole entire room in this purse.

Let’s spill the contents…


Okay so I’m just going to list/talk about what I have in my bag. (starting from left to right/top to bottom)

1.  I have my iPhone 4s. My most IMPORTANT asset in my purse. For all of my Apple lovers out there, you have the same love affair with your phone. I’m sure. 

2.  The next thing I have is my RED Kate Spade wallet that I received for my birthday in March. I love it! I think it’s the perfect size.

3.  My Erin Condren planner comes next in the line of importance. (Blue and green striped notebook with my name on the cover)  This planner has definitely gotten me through my third year in college.  It is LIFE CHANGING. I will not buy another planner. It divides your days up into morning, day, and night and has nice/durable tabs and just a lot of amazing amenities. I will be doing a reveal at the end of the summer of my new Life planner from Erin Condren at the end of the summer.

4.  Next thing that I have in my purse is my pink polka-dotted pill case that just has extra pain reliever or allergy medicine when I am on the go and need something. I believe I got this at TJ Max?

5.  The two pouches that I have contain all kinds of different things that I don’t let float around in my purse.  The orange striped Kate Spade makeup pouch has all of my lipsticks/lip balms, lotions, mascara, and hair supplies.


And the green Kate spade pouch contains tech-y products like a charger for my iPhone, extra flash drives, spare keys, etc. AKA items that I DON’T want floating around my bag. I find that it is easier to locate specific items when they are organized in separate pouches like I have them.  It works for me.

6.  Car/Apartment/Mailbox Keys

7.  Sunglasses from Target and hand sanitizer

8.  ON top of my planner, I have my pool access card that gets me into the pool gate at my apartment complex.  I have been using this a lot the past two weeks because it is SUMMER TIME!!! 🙂 I also have a spare pen and my student ID that I have to use for my work.

9.  Next, I have a flash drive.  This comes in handy ALL THE TIME.

10.  Last, but not least, I have a portable size (polka dot) umbrella for those unpredictable summer rain showers.

This wraps up my “What’s in my bag?” post!

What’s in YOUR bag? 



Get Ready with Me!


Here is a video of my morning routine. I watch these on YouTube all the time!!! So I decided to make my own!  This is my everyday routine, and I usually use makeup that gives me a natural look. Let me know if you have questions. More to come!

Products I used:

Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner

Etée Lauder Day Wear Cream

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Rimmel Concealer

Maybelline Mineral Powder 

Clinique Transparency Bronzer Powder (in shade 10)

Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush (Wild Sunset)

NYC Individual Eyes Palette 

Clinique Eyeshadow (403 Rose Wine)

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Maybelline the Falsies Mascara

EOS lipbalm 

Revlon Lipstick (Nude)

Herbal Essences Volumizing Hairspray 

Suave Professionals Keratin Serum 



What I’m Loving…


With a new blog on the rise, I thought it was best to talk about the products that I’m LOVING right now!

Favorite Lotion– (an oldie but goodie)


Esteé Lauder–Pleasures

I got a sample recently when the Lilly Pullitzer deal was going on not too long ago.  Never have tried it before, I put it on my hands and LOVED the smell and the hydration of it.  I’m not too big on strong scented lotions, but this one is just enough to just give a simple fragrance for summer. I will be repurchasing this lotion- FOR SURE!

Favorite Lip Balm


Maybelline’s Baby Lips

I have heard many of friends go on and on about this product, so I just had to try it out this month.  I got the color “Coral Crush”. It makes your lips feel super soft and it even has a coral tint which is perfect for summer. Sometimes I will skip the lipstick for the day and just wear this lip balm if I am going for a more natural look.

Favorite Make-up Pieces 


Clinique’s Stay-matte Sheer Pressed Powder (Oil-free)

I have loved this powder for years. It gives me the best coverage and looks natural. I use the the color stay neutral.

Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Blush in the color Wild Sunset Shimmer


I just recently purchased this, and I think it’s the perfect coral color for summer.

Revelon’s Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen


I love to use liquid eyeliner, so to make my line even crisper and sharper I love to use this product for its felt tip marker pen. It makes perfect lines and it doesn’t take forever with less mess ups.

Maybelline’s The Falsies Volume Express Mascara


Many vloggers that I have seen on YouTube rave about this product and just Maybelline mascaras in general.  I think this mascara gives my lashes the best volume and separates each lash well.

Favorite Hair Product


Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hairspray

This hairspray has excellent hold and an AMAZING fragrance.  I will definitely be repurchasing this hairspray from now on when I go shopping.

Favorite Fragrance


My summer go-to fragrance is Chance by Chanel. This is my second bottle of it (that my wonderful boyfriend gave me ;)). It’s a beautiful, sweet smell, and it lasts ALL DAY LONG!!!

What’s your favorites this month?



The Start of Something New…

One guilty pleasure of mine is to search beauty blogs and vlogs.  For the people that know me KNOW that this is my major obsession. As a senior deaf education major at the University of Southern Mississippi, one additional passion that I possess is MAKE-UP!  Yeah, yeah I know what you are thinking. “Why in the world is she studying Deaf Education and have a passion for makeup?”  The answer to that question is–it’s okay to have  MANY passions in life.  I read a quote the other day that I would like to share, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” –Ferdinand Foch. Well I’m totally fired up about this beauty blog. I want to use this outlet AKA blogging to share my insight on what I know and to feed my curiosity of technique about beauty.  As a college student, I understand that makeup comes at a hefty price, so I also want to focus on beauty deals and steals as well, highlighting on drugstore makeup finds.  I am a firm believer of finding dupes in the drugstore that compare to all those fancy name brands that we want. Contact me or leave a comment below if you want to see any future posts about beauty how-to’s, hair tutorials, etc. In the meantime, follow me on twitter (@ainsleyvaughan) or instagram (ainsleyvaughan).