M.Y.O Cosmetic Case | What is it!?

I am forever trying to find the best and most efficient way to transport my makeup while traveling, damn, even the best way to transport it for touch ups.

I hate bulky makeup bags and cleaning up spills, but I live a busy life and don’t always have time to run home after work and before I head to class or out with friends, and I know a ton of you are in the same boat. Ladies and dudes, I may have just found the answer to all of our problems.

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Case!!

The extremely durable hard plastic clutch is made in Canada, by an innovative company led by women ( founded by Suzanne Carter). I am thrilled to be able to help support a women led company, who have developed such a useful product.πŸ–€

The plastic that the case is made of is not only durable, but TSA approved and sustainable! A women led AND environmentally conscious companyπŸ–€πŸ–€.

What does it include?

To make the M.Y.O. Cosmetic Cases even more effective for travel, a few helpful features are included.

  • The gray lining you see above is called a Circlet, this is what prevents spills. This part comes in different colors, but unless it’s my makeup or hair I like to stick to gray or black. This piece is made of medical grade material that is hypoallergenic and recyclable.
  • There are also two magnetic plastic pieces called Style Sticks. You can place them on either side of a lip product or mascara, for example, so they don’t roll around. They are made of the same material the Circlet is.
  • The three containers included are called Beauty Pods. They are meant to hold liquid products like skin care and foundation. I find this extremely effective and helpful. They actually hold quite a bit. The pods are made of recyclable, medical grade material and are washable.
  • The last thing included (besides the awesome mirror) is the double ended brush. The brush is for brows and eyeshadow. I have to say it is extremely soft and fantastic quality. Of course, the brush is Cruelty Free!

Here is just a basic idea of how it looks with a few things inside.

It holds around 15 of the ColourPop single shadows or 6 full-size blushes from ofra.

My full thoughts

The M.Y.O Cosmetic Cases retail for $44.79. While that price is a bit steep, I have been getting so much use out of mine that it is unreal. Right now I have it set up for touch ups, but I am going to be taking it to Cancun with me, it’ll fit everything I need for my few days in paradise! I really want to get a second one.

If you travel or live a busy life style, I really believe you will benefit from the M.Y.O case. More than worth its price.

πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 5 out of 5 hearts. Durable, sustainable, and women led.

Have you tried the MYO Case or something similar? Comment below!

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*product was sent for review, all opinions are honest and are all my own!!!!*


Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash-off Mask | Mask and Review

It’s no secret that I love masking. It is a very integral part of my skin care routine. Reason being? I have pretty bad acne, even at 22.

When I saw the Global Beauty Care Charcoal Mask in my Ipsy bag this month, I was immediately interested in trying it out. Charcoal is a detoxifier, so it is great for acne prone skin.

About the mask

“Deep cleansing mud based formula. Unclogs pores and lifts away impurities. All skin types.”

The product is also, hypoallergenic, ph balanced, and cruelty free!

I did want to mention that this mask has a relatively large ingredient list, compared to the masks I have tried from my vegan cuts beauty box

My thoughts

Here is the mask on my face. Can we please take a moment to appreciate my newest Daryl Dixon shirt!?πŸ˜πŸ’•

I really love the packaging. It is in a packet, but it has a screw on cap. So you get multiple uses and it’s easy to store.

During application I didn’t notice much of a scent.

More importantly, let’s talk results.

My skin felt much calmer. The next morning I noticed that some of the smaller break outs were gone, and that the large sized blemishes were smaller. My skin was also much smoother.

For only, $4.99 for a 5 pack of $1.97 for 1 packet, I am incredibly impressed. If I some how run out of my cleaner (ingredient wise) masks, I will be ordering this mask. I may even order some to give to friends and to take while traveling!

Pick some up, HERE, for yourself. You really need to give this Charcoal Mask a try!

πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹ out of five whales, would recommend.

What is your favorite inexpensive mask?

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Jan 2018|All Day Beauty

What it is: A Cruelty Free and vegan beauty box with deluxe to full size products

How much it costs: $29 a month

It’s the first VC Beauty Box of the year, and I was stoked when I saw it in my mail box today after work. I definitely needed the pick me up.

Speaking of, sorry I have been a bit MIA the past week or so, I have had a lot going on.

But, back to the topic of this post!

Heritage 1933 OMG Seal and Moisturizing oil $14

Multi functional oil that can be used on your face, body, & hair!”

I am all about oils! This one you can also use to moisturize your scalp and promote hair growth. Which is awesome.

Andalou Naturals Eye Revive Contour Gel $19.95

“Petal soft soothing contour gel with alpine rose stem cells that gently hydrates-and uplifts.”

Everyone needs a good eye cream. Well, Gel. The 1000 roses line is a really nice line, and none of the products I have tried so far have irritated my sensitive skin. I am excited to give this a try.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator $29

“Iridescent highlighter that can be used on the face and body to create a beautiful glow”

I am trying to get into using cream highlighters, but I’m always afraid they will bring out my pores. I really need to give some a go.

I don’t think this one will look good on my skin tone though, but I’ll try it at least once.

Oral Essentials Whitening strips $2.85

“Gel strips that whiten teeth in just 30 minuets!”

I have been trying to find a more natural whitening strips. I am glad I finally get to try one. Hopefully I like them so I can purchase a box.

MintPear Rose Hip Night Serum $12.50

“Rose Hip night Serum will help you wake up to a fresher, brighter, smoother complexion “

First of all, the packaging is really cute. Love the little card they included. Second of all, anything that will improve my complexion sounds great. I usually do enjoy rosehip.

Auromere Shampoo Bar $1

Ayurvedic shampoo bar with potent herbal extracts to naturally cleanse, nourish, and rejuvenate your hair and scalp.”

I love the Lush Shampoo bars. A less expensive option would be nice. I will give this tiny guy a try and then update you all.

That’s it for this months Box! The grand total of the products of this months Box comes to $72.30. Awesome value! I may not get much use out of the high light, but I have high hopes for everything else.

What do you think of this months VC Box?

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BoxyCharm January 2018| Rock 2018, Rock and Roll Soul

What is it: A monthly subscription box that contains mostly full size, occasionally deluxe sample size, makeup and beauty products.

Cost: I believe $21 a month

The first BoxyCharm of the year! I was really looking forward to this box after I saw what the theme would be, it speaks to me.

Let’s look inside and see if the products impressed me as much as I though they would!

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer $38

Luminizing and pore filling? I can get behind it. I actually have really large pores on my nose area and chin. And some forehead wrinkles….already. Anything I can do to make those suckers appear less in your face I will. The winter weather is really drying out my skin, so hopefully the luminizing properties will make me look less like my face is peeling off.

There was also an info card containing the primers ingredients in the book. Nice touch.

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil $24

The Brow products I have gotten in my subscriptions have come at the perfect time. I just ran out of my Brow Wiz!

I got the shade “Taupe”, which should match. I did notice that the formula is pretty stiff and dry, so hopefully it won’t cause any issues in the application of the product.

Crown Pro Glam Metals Palette $25

First of all, this packaging is so cute. The mirror is a guitar! I love that BC includes eyeshadow palettes so often. I am a sucker for eyeshadow.

All of the shadows have some short of at least sheen to them, besides one. I will do a review on this Palette.

PΓΌr The Complexion Authority Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette $34

Another palette this month y’all! I am pretty sure I have at least liked everything I have tried from PΓΌr. The compact is made of hard plastic and has a nice mirror.

I will definitely use the highlight and maybe the blush (but the shimmer…)But, the bronzer is going to be a no for me dog. Way to dark and glittery for my skin tone.

Girlactik Matte Lip Paint “Posh” $23

I have heard some awesome things about Girlactik liquid lips, pretty hyped that I get to try one.

The shade is right up my alley, I will be getting a ton of use out of it.

BC was awesome this month. Great way for the year to start! It contained a retail value of $144πŸ™€ I am very much ready to see what else the send out this year.

What was in your BoxyCharm?

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Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette | Look and Review

The on-line beauty community has given this brand a ton of hype. I was bound to cave and try it at some point. That being said, I bought three palettes. This post is going to focus on the first, the Nubian Palette.


I am usually not one for really bright packaging. But, I really love the whole ascetic of the Juvia’s Place brand, so the colorful packaging doesn’t seem like it’s just “because”. I do wish this palette had a mirror. The material it is made of seems sturdy, and the packaging is slim so it would be easy to travel with.

The shades look like basic warm nudes. But, they are all pigmented and there is a variety of finishes.

Row one

Row Two

Row Three

The shades all have great pigmentation, and they are all creamy. There is quite a bit of fall out from the more metallic shades. I do wish there were shade names or numbers, this isn’t really that important for day to day use though.

The Look

Please ignore my eye brows! I had not gotten them redone until yesterday, so they are a bit out of control in this picture.

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer. I am really loving NYX Eye primers!
  • I went in with a large fluffy brush and used the second shade in the first row as my transition.
  • I used a bit smaller of a brush and placed the third shade in the forth row a bit more in my crease.
  • I took a fluffy shader brush a used the third shade in the second row on my outer corner. I love this shade.
  • I then took a packing brush and placed the second shade in the second row all over the rest of my lid. I did wet this wit some Fix Plus.
  • Then I took a more compact crease brush and defined my outer crease lightly with the second shade in the third row.

  • I did a wing with my Jordana Fabuliner and tightlined with a random black liner from ELF.
  • I buffed out my liner on my water line with the third shade in the second row.
  • I buffed that out with the second shade in the third row.
  • Then that out with the second shade in the first row.
  • To blend out any harsh edges I brought in BrΓ»lΓ©e from Wet N Wild.
  • I popped the first shade in the first row into my inner corner.

Over all

I do like this Palette. It isn’t anything super unique, I definitely have these shadows else were in my collection. But, if you are just starting out and want warm shades in a variety of finishes, I think the Nubian Palette would be an awesome inexpensive palette to start with. You can very easily get a variety of looks with the shades included. Just remember to watch for fall out!

You can pick the palette up, right HERE, for yourself. ON SALE FOR $25!

Which Juvias Place Palette is your favorite?

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For more fun!

Ipsy January 2018 | I will conquer…

What is it: A monthly subscription that delivers beauty and makeup items. Full and deluxe sample size.

How much is it: $10 a month. You can purchase different subscription lengths.

It’s the first subscription box post of the new year, and I’m pretty excited. Subscription services make me happy, it’s like a surprise every month. I am looking into some new ones for the new year as well.

But for now, let’s see what the Ipsy mailer brought me. BTW; I wanted to take the shots a bit differently, my lighting was really really bad.

Global Care Beauty Charcoal Wash Off Mask $1.97 a packet

I really want to focus on bettering my health this year, and that includes my skins health. A new face mask is a great way to start. This brand is inexpensive, PH balanced, Hypo-allergenic, and not tested on animals.

Bellapiere Cosmetics Stayput Brow Gel $25

Bellapiere is a hit or miss brand for me. Some things I love to death, and others I never want to look at again. But, they are Cruelty Free, so I give everything I get from them a chance.

This product is full size and I think it will be a good match for me.

I tried smudging it, it does it. But, I do want to address the brush that came with it.

I apologize, I though this was a lip brush. I am a bit tempted to try it on my brows.

The Balm Mary Lu-Manizer full-size retail $24

This is one of my favorite highlights. It isn’t Too in your face, and it works great as an eyeshadow. This is obviously a sample size. I do have the full size, so I will be passing the mini along, but it’s still a great product to receive.

So pretty!

So Susan Liquid Matte “Pumpkin” $14

This product is also full-size. I haven’t really tried much from So Susan, so I am glad I get to try a product from them. They are Cruelty Free.

The shade is really pretty. The formula feels comfortable swatched and it dried down nicely.

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner “intense black” $19

I have problems with product staying in my waterline. It’s not like my eyes are always watery, the product just sort of disappears, for lack of a better word.

This liner is extremely black, and didn’t smudge on my arm. Luckily, Vasanti is Cruelty Free, so if this liner saves me from my waterline woes, I can get more!

That’s my Ipsy bag for this month. I am very pleased with this bag. Everything is Cruelty Free and almost everything is full size. $83.97 value for $10! πŸ‘πŸ‘ two thumbs up Ipsy, great showing!

What was in your Ipsy this month?Thank you so much for stopping by 😍

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ColourPop Yes Please Palette | Look and Review

After Christmas ColourPop had a pretty big sale. Of course I had to pick up somethings I have had my eye on. I picked up a few palettes and a few single shadows. No lip colors or face powders, the ones I wanted we all sold out. πŸ™„

Tonight, we are going to be focusing on the “Yes Please” Palette.

This Palette retails for $16 and was included on Nylon’s Hit List!


The packaging is made of a sturdy cardboard. I am not sure why the front says “Cute AF”, and the palette name is smaller and on the back. The shade names are also on the back, I would prefer them in the palette, but at least they are there. There is no mirror.

The palette is very sunset-esque. I have heard that it is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, I wouldn’t know I have never even swatched it.

Row one

  • Bling shimmery almost metallic copper
  • Champs Matte Light Peach
  • Big Cocktails matte orange
  • Full Zip Matte Cream

Row Two

  • GNO Matte copper
  • Spoiled Matte red
  • Butter Cake metallic yellow-y gold
  • Louie metallic orange

Row Three

  • French Kiss deep warm brown
  • Chauffeur metallic peach
  • Note to Self warm light brown
  • Mischief matte yellow

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Pigment Primer and set it with “Full Zip”. I also used this shade to blend out any harsh lines.
  • I took the shade “Champs” on a fluffy brush and used it as a Transition
  • I took a smaller fluffy brush and placed the shade “Note to self “in my crease and just a bit on the lid.
  • Taking a more dense crease brush I placed “GNO” just in the crease
  • With a fluffy shader brush I put “Louie” on my outer corner
  • With a flat shader brush I put ” Chauffeur” all over the lid
  • Using the same brush I placed “Butter cake” in the center of my lid.

  • I placed “mischief” in my inner corner.
  • I used a pencil brush to put “GNO” as close as I could to my water line.
  • I blended that out with “Champs”

I lined my eyes and applied some mascara. Bam eye look done!

Over all

I am actually very happy with this Palette. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I do. More than worth the $16!

🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎 out of five lizards!

Have you tried the Yes Please palette yet?

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