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THANK U, NEXT // ARANA GRANDE FRAGRANCE REVIEW

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In today's post I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on Ariana Grande's latest fragrance release named after her iconic hit song and album - "thank u, next"! Enjoy!

I have been using Ariana Grande's fragrances for years and have absolutely loved every one of them. I compared her 4 previous fragrance releases in a recent post that you can check out here - it's one of my favorites!

"thank u, next" is an Ulta exclusive product that retails for $42 (1 oz), $52 (1.7 oz), and $62 (3.4 oz). A travel size is also available for $22 (0.3 oz). It is also sold internationally in Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and Boots & Superdrug in the U.K. (prices may vary outside of the U.S.)


“I wanted to make a fragrance that smells related to my first fragrance Ari but more summery, so I revisited Ari’s fruity pear and raspberry notes and changed it up by adding some coconut. I was inspired to design a bottle that represented the message of my song “thank u next” – the …

FLOWER BEAUTY SHIMMER & STROBE HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE // REVIEW

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Flower Beauty is my favorite makeup brand and I have loved all of the products I've tried from them! I recently bought the Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette - which I have loved using over the past few months!

This palette now comes in 2 shades - Champagne Shimmer and Sunkissed Shimmer. I have Champagne Shimmer, which I would say is most suitable for fair to medium skin tones. Sunkissed Shimmer is best suited for medium to deep skin tones. Each palette has 3 different highlighters, that I love to wear alone or mix together for a custom shade.

I bought this from Ulta, but it doesn't seem to be available anymore on their website. However, it is still for sale at Walmart & Flower Beauty's website for $14. 


This palette includes a brush, which is great quality and perfect to apply highlighter! Flower Beauty usually includes a high quality brush with their palettes, which I love because they are very high quality, apply the product seamlessly, and hold up well after wa…

SEPHORA COLLECTION SINGLE EYESHADOW // REVIEW

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I recently came across a collection of single eyeshadows from Sephora's in-house brand that has blown me away! Sephora Collection is a very underrated brand that makes really great products at an affordable price. I don't go to Sephora often because I overall prefer the experience shopping at Ulta, but whenever I stop into Sephora, I always check out this brand. Last time I went, I came across their section of single shadows that I've never noticed before. I instantly loved the color selection, pigmentation, and vibrancy of each shade. 
These shadows come in 87 different shades and 4 finishes - glitter, metallic, matte, and shimmer. Any eyeshadow shade you need, I guarantee this collection will have it! Each shadow retails for $8.
The shadows with a glitter finish stood out to me the most in the store. It's so hard to find ultra-glittery eyeshadows that are actually eye safe, since most on the market today are made with large particles of glitter that are actually very d…

KYLIE COSMETICS KYLIGHTER & BLUSH // REVIEW

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I've tried quite a few Kylie Cosmetics lip products (which I love) - but this was my first time trying anything else from the brand.

Kylie Cosmetics Kylighters, Blushes, and Bronzers are sold  online at KylieCosmetics.com & online and in-stores at Ulta, where I purchased mine. They come in 6 shades each and would compliment a wide range of skin tones. 

The original Blushes and Kylighters were released a few years ago, but they were recently reformulated and repackaged. I really love the new packaging of both of these products. It doesn't feel like a junky plastic component that would break - it actually feels sturdy and like it would last a long time. There is also a mirror inside, which is so helpful and is something I utilize everyday when doing my makeup.  The pale pink color is so pretty and fits so well with the rest of the brand's aesthetic. 

The powders are also imprinted with the iconic Kylie Cosmetics drips, which is such a cute personalized aspect to the product…

2019 VMAs: BEST DRESSED

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In today's post, I'm going to share my favorite fashion moments from the 2019 VMAs & some of my favorite moments from the show - Enjoy! 
Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello
Gigi & Bella Hadid
H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Shawn Mendes
Keke Palmer
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift opening the show with a medley of "You Need To Calm Down" & "Lover" was definitely my favorite performance of the night! She even brought some of the people from the "You Need To Calm Down" music video on stage with her, too! "Lover" is one of my favorite songs off of her new album, so I loved that she performed it live for the first time at the VMAs. The visuals for her performance were also so stunning! 
Miley Cyrus' emotional performance of her new song "Slide Away" was another highlight of the night. I love to see the way she has transformed as an artist in the past few years when looking back at her previous performances at the VMAs. "Slide Away" is one of her …

WOODSTOCK // 50 YEARS LATER

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, I wanted to share my experience visiting the site of the festival in Bethel, NY and the importance of it a half-century later - Enjoy! 

Woodstock Art and Music Festival was held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in rural Bethel, NY, on August 15, 16, and 17 in 1969. It was the epitome of the counterculture made up of the American youth during the late 1960s and early 1970s.No music festival has ever had as much of an impact on society as Woodstock has. 

It took place at the end of a very tumultuous decade in modern U.S. history. The festival was billed as “3 Days of Peace and Music”, which considering how many people attended, there were no issues with violence. According to a firsthand account from attendee Glenn Weiser, “A city of that size also would have had a predictable number of violent crimes in a three-day period, and this simply didn't happen… love had beaten the odds. The miracle of a multitude at peace with one anothe…