August favorites •∆• 2-year​ Post Anniversary​

Hello, loves! And Happy First Day of Fall! For today’s post, I thought I would an August favorites post. Now, there actually is a reason that this post is late for a favorites post. Exactly 2 years ago I posted my very first post and it was an August favorites post. And I realized that I didn’t do anything for my 2 year anniversary on WordPress. So I thought that I would do an updated August favorites. In honor of being on WordPress for two years! These favorites are a mix of beauty and lifestyle products.

• Lifestyle •

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For me, I feel like fall starts in August. At least that’s when I’m ready for it! I recently bought these at dollar tree. Honestly, dollar tree is a great please to go for decorations. It’s even better if you have a huge one near you. I’m absolutely in love these. They just made me more ready for fall than I already was. I think they had one or two other styles of these but I thought that these ones looked the best.

In case you didn’t know, my favorite color is gray. I’m a sucker for anything gray so when I saw these tins at target I KNEW I had to get them. I actually first bought two but then went back and bought two more so I now have four of these. I’m in LOVE. Right now I have them on my desk two of them have makeup brushes in them and the other two have a candle and some other tools in them.

• Beauty •

AOA Studio Perfecting Blur Primer

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I recently hauled this and I’ve been using it everyday for my primer. I’m really liking it. It’s very lightweight. And I fell like it really does blur my pores.

Loreal Infallible Foundation Blender 

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This was the sponge that I was mostly using in August. But if you saw my haul you would know that I got a makeup sponge from Shop Miss A and I’ve actually been using that one recently. But this was definitely the one I was using before that. I’ve heard that it’s a dupe for the Beauty Blender. I’ve never even touched a Beauty Blender so I cant say that it is. But, it is a really good sponge and I highly recommend it.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

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This would probably be in everyone on my favorite because I use it every day. This is my favorite lip balm of all time. Highly recommend.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea

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Now, to be completely honest I’ve been using this facial spray for about 3 months but I’m so in love with this that I had to mention it. I cant live without this stuff now. It’s so refreshing and just feels amazing. I especially love it for after applying all of my base makeup. I feel like it helps melt the all of the powders and gives it a more natural finish.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

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I recently realized that I have more oily skin than I thought. And I wanted to get a gel moisturizer because I felt that the cream one I was using before was heavy on my skin. So I found this one at Walmart and I fell in love. It’s so refreshing. And it has a cucumber kind of scent which is amazing. It feels so nice on the skin and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a drugstore gel moisturizer.

AOA Studio F19 HIghlighting Brush

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This was another thing that I hauled in my Shop Miss A post but I’m so in love with this brush that I had to include it. It’s just the perfect size. And it’s super soft. Right now, as I’m writing this it’s in stock. So, if you can get your hands on it, GET IT.

AOA Studio Wonder Matte – Trend 

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And another thing that I hauled. Wow! Surprise! But I honestly have been using this lip product a lot. As I said in the haul post. I’ve tried these liquid lipsticks before and really like them so it was no surprise that I fell in love with this color.

• Accessories •

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These have been the sunglasses that I’ve been wearing recently and I’m in love. I got them at Walmart on sale for 2 dollars which was amazing.

AOA Sunnies Canvas Pouch

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I got this on shop miss a (surprise). I’m so in love with it. Obviously, you wouldn’t get this to really protect more expensive sunglasses but for my, Walmart ones it’s fine and super cute.

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One of my mom’s friends gave this to me from her boutique. And I love it so much. I feel like its really good for fall with the gold. It’s also very versatile. And I’m just so in love with it.

3 Piece Button set – TV, the other two are not available anymore. 😕

And the last thing is another thing that I hauled but again I’ve been loving them. I put them on my denim jacket and they look so good.

So, that’s it for my August favorites! And I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers! Y’all are amazing! What have you been loving this month? Tell me in the comments below!

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Shop Miss A Haul

Hello, loves!  Today I thought I would show you some stuff I recently got from Shop Miss A. Miss A is definitely one of my favorite online shops to order from. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a $1 beauty shop. They have everything from makeup to jewelry to hair accessories. You should definitely check it out!

Just click on the Miss A image to head over to the site!

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Every Package comes bubble wrapped and under that its wrap with pink tissue paper. (Sometimes it’s different colors) I placed two orders about two days apart but they ended up actually coming on the same day which was awesome.

So, let’s get to the goodies, shall we?

I’m going to start off with the items that were the main reason I placed an order. (It was also just a little excuse to buy more things but we won’t talk about that. 😂) First, I’ll start by saying that the products that Shop Miss A make are cruelty-free. And I believe the brands that Shop Miss A sale are also cruelty-free. So, I already knew that Shop Miss A loved animals. But, then they announced that they were starting a charity program called The Paw Paw Charity Program. Where they are going to make limited edition items throughout the year where some of the proceeds will go to different animal charities that Shop Miss A has picked. If you want more info on that you can click here and read what their site says. When I saw on their Instagram that they were releasing the first two products I knew I had to get them.

AOA Studio 5-Piece Ova Brush Set

When I saw these I knew I had to get them! I mean come on! Oval brushes, cruelty-free, only $5.55 AND proceeds are going to animal charities?? How could I not? I have already tried these brushes and all I can say is they are amazing! If you’ve been wanting to try oval brushes but you don’t want to break the bank. Then these are for you. They honestly blend everything so beautifully it’s insane.

AOA Studio Super Soft Wonder Blender – Teardrop & Sculpted

They also released a new wonder blender. I have tried the regular wonder blenders and I’ve loved them for a while now. So when they said they’re were making a new one and it was going to be 2x softer? and pink? How could I resist? I’ve also tried this as well. And I don’t want to talk too much about these because I’m planning on doing a whole post on them and comparing them to another blender. But I will say that I would recommend getting these before they’re gone.

e.l.f. Slant Tweezer

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I just needed a tweezer. So, I just picked up this one. I’ve tried these out already and they work fine. I haven’t had any problems.

AOA Studio Wonder Baked Eyeshadow – Saffron

I was looking at this eyeshadow when it launched but I didn’t get it just because I didn’t know if I would use it as much but then I saw a swatch on @kindnessandicedcoffee‘s Instagram and I knew I needed it! I have used this shadow every day since I’ve gotten it and I love it! It definitely works best wet or just with a cream base.

3-piece Button set – Cactus, Stay Wild & TV

When I saw that shop miss a started selling buttons I got very excited!  I just got three packs of three but there are a bunch more on there. I’ve already put these on my denim jacket and I’m in love with them! Highly recommend!

Princessa PerfectWear Eyeshadow Stick – Copper Frost

I was looking for a copper shadow and when I saw this I thought this would be perfect. It is really pretty but the only thing it is a little dry. It’s just not a creamy as I thought it would be. But other than that it’s really pretty.

AOA Studio F19 Highlighting Brush

I’ve been looking at this brush for so long but every time I would want to place an order it was out of stock but this time when I went to go look at it to get it it was in stock! So I got it and I’m so glad I did! This is my new favorite highlighting brush and I HIGHLY recommend it! It’s absolutely amazing.

AOA Studio Wonder Cover – Porcelain 

I’ve actually had this concealer before and absolutely hated it. It just didn’t really blend out and when I did get it to blend out it looked horrible. Just patchy and cakey looking. So, I just ended up throwing it out. But I have bought two color correctors from the same line and really liked those. So I thought I would get another one and see if I just got a bad one or something. I’m glad I did. Because I actually like it now. It blends out much better than my last one and seemed to look a lot better when I blended it out. I use it for spot concealing because it is quite a full coverage concealer.

AOA Studio E122 Small Flat Shader Brush

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When I was looking at brushes I wanted to get some more AOA Studio brushes but most of the brushes that they have are pretty basic brushes that I already have. I decided to get a brush that I didn’t have. And I go this one. All the brushes that I’ve tried from AOA Studio have really impressed me. This brush is good for packing on a shadow. And I also think it would be good for carving out your lid for a cut crease or carving out your brows. It’s  also good for highlighting your brow bone too.

AOA Studio Wonder Matte – Trend

I saw this color swatched on @didymosphenia‘s Instagram and thought it would be a perfect orange kind of nude for fall. And I was right. I already have two other Wonder Mattes and I’m in love with the formula. Highly recommend.

AOA Studio Wonder Liplocks – Chai & Latte

I already have two other liplocks and I really enjoyed the formula so I thought I would get some other colors. Latte is the lighter pink kind of color and Chai is the darker more nude color. Latte is a little too light for me to wear on its own but it is pretty in the center of the lip for an ombre lip. Chai, on the other hand, is AMAZING. It’s the perfect fall shade that’s not too dark, not too light and I just love the tone of it as well.

A2o Lab Face Mask – Hydrating

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I’ve actually already tried a lot of the a2o face masks and really liked the hydrating one especially. So I decided to get another one for the winter time.

AOA Studio Wonder Skin Perfecting Blur Primer

I saw this when it launched and I was kinda on the fence with getting it. But then I saw on @shopmissa‘s Instagram that this was supposedly a dupe for a YLS primer. And I wanted to try it to see if it was any good. Now the first thing I noticed when I used this is that the “gold flakes” are just really small gold glitter. So, it doesn’t kinda disappear you just see gold glitter. But I don’t see it after I put foundation on so that’s good. I do think that it blurs and it feels really good on the face. Feels moisturizing too so I like that.

AOA Studio Mini Wonder Blender

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When I was looking for the Paw Paw sponges I saw these and was quite surprised because I hadn’t heard anything about these before and then I just found them. I have tried this and do really like it. The point is really good for getting right up in the inner corner and under the eye. I’ve also used it for baking and it seems to work well for that too.

So, that’s it for my Shop Miss A haul. Have you tried any AOA Studio products? If you have, tell me in the comments below!

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How I Clean My Room •∆• Tips and Tricks I Use •∆• Random Friday

Hello, loves! Today I’m going to be showing you how I clean my room. I like to do this about once a month. Or when family or friends are coming over and I want to look like I have my life together. 😂 So, let’s get onto it, shall we?

  • Get in comfy clothes

Comfort is key.

  • Put on music, a movie or an Audible book

For me, I think it makes it much more fun to have something to listen to when I’m cleaning.  I usually put music on.  And if I do choose a movie, I make sure it’s one that I’ve watched before. Because if it’s a movie I haven’t watched before I’m going to want to watch that instead of cleaning my room. I usually watch Tangled. It’s one of my favorite movies ever.

  •  Get everything off surfaces

What I mean by this is I go around my room and get everything on top of my desk,  shelves, and nightstand. I take anything that doesn’t belong there and put it on my bed. And while I’m picking up the stuff that doesn’t belong I also take a rag and some cleaner and clean the surface. Bye bye dust!

  • Clean off bed 1 of 3

Now that my bed is all full of everything that I got from my surfaces I clean it and put everything in its rightful place. Now we have we have clean surfaces and an empty bed for the next step.

  • Pick up the floor

Basically, I do the same thing I did with the surfaces. Get everything off the floor that doesn’t belong there and put it on my bed. Shoes go right to my closet and clothes go in a pile on my bed.

  • Clean off bed 2 of 3

Now that my bed is full of everything from my floor I clean it off and put everyone in its rightful place and if I don’t have a place for it yet I have a cubbie in my Ikea kallex shelves that is a “go through” cubbie. And I usually go through it on days where I have extra free time, like weekends.

  • Closet

Now we tackle the closet. The first thing I do is get everything out from the bottom of my closet. All of the clothes and other stuff that has collected there and I put – you guessed it – on my bed. Then, I go through my closet rack with all of my clothes on it and get all of the empty hangers and put them in a little section And I make sure that there isn’t anything hanging up that needs to be folded.If there is anything I take it off the hanger and put it on my bed.

  • Clean off bed 3 of 3

Now that my bed has a bunch of clothes on it, the first thing I do it make 3 piles. Dirty, clothes that need to be hung and clothes that need to be folded.

  • Clean

Then I vacuum my rugs, sweep my floor, clean my mirrors and windows.

And that’s pretty much it for cleaning my room! What are some tips and tricks you use for cleaning your room? Tell me them in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

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Random Friday • My High-end Makeup Wish List •

Hello, loves!

Today, I’m going to be showing you my high-end makeup wish list. Let’s get on to it, shall we?

• Face •

Primer • The POREfessional Face Primer

Foundation • Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation – Pearl

Concealer • Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – Fair Neutral

Setting powder • Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder

Contour • ABH Contour Kit – Light to Medium

Bronzer • Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer – Milk Chocolate

Blush • Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush – Obsessed

Highlighter  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Opal

• Eyes •

Primer • Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Nude

Eyeshadow Palette • Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner • Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Dark Brown

Mascara • Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara – Black

• Lips •

Lipstick • Vice Lipstick – Rush

Lipliner • 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – Weirdo

Liquid Lipstick • Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – Queen B & Granny (Couldn’t pick just one)

So, that’s my high-end makeup wish list. I’ll also be doing a drugstore makeup wishlist so get ready for that coming soon.  What are some high-end makeup products you are wanting? Tell me in the comments below!

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Random Friday  •∆• Fall Favorites •∆• Makeup •∆• Fashion •∆• Accessories

Hello loves! Today I’m going to be talking about some of my makeup, fashion and accessory favorites for the fall. Fall is officially here and I’m so excited! Fall/Winter are my favorite seasons every year I can never wait for them to come around.

So let’s get right in to it.

Makeup:

My face makeup pretty much stays the same in the fall, if you want to see some of my face favorites you can check out my Recent Makeup Favorites post if you haven’t already. I’ll show y’all some eyes products first then we’ll get to the lippies.

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette

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As you can see this palette is WELL loved. I love how you can create a natural and a smokey look with this. I also use the taupe shade for my eyebrows sometimes.

I got this palette at Five Below awhile ago, so I don’t know whats it called and they don’t sell it anymore.

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I got this because it looked similar to the Naked 3 by Urban Decay. (Which I don’t have) This one is clearly loved as well. I love using mauve shades in the fall.

Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow – Midnight Cowboy

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I talked more about this in my Birthday Haul.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment – Pink Rebel (No Longer Available)

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This eyeshadow is magic, in different lighting its pink, blue and purple. it’s just amazing, I like to put this all over the lid.

e.l.f. Expert Liquid Eyeliner – Copper (Sadly no longer available in this color)

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I love to put this in my inner corner, and sometimes on my lid.

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color – Tea Rose

This is my all time favorite lip product. Its matte (duh), the prettiest color ever (In my opinion), although it’s matte it’s not drying and it stays on for a good while. It’s just awesome.

Mary Kay Cream Lipstick – Frosted Rose

This is old packaging but the lip stick is still available.

EX-tra Lip Gloss – Scott

I like to put this gloss over some of the nude lipsticks coming up.

Mary Kay At Play Triple Layer Tinted Balm – In The Plum

This is my favorite lip balm for fall/winter. It just puts a really pretty plumy tint on your lips and it of course moisturizes your lips.

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color – Timeless Chick ( Color no longer available )

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Really pretty fall color.

Essence Lip Liner – 11 In The Nude & L.A. Colors Lipliner Pencil – Cappuccino

These two are tied for favorite lipliner. I use the Essence on as a regular lipliner and I use the L.A. Colors one to darken the outer areas of my lips for a ombré look.

L.A. Colors Lipstick – Natural Shine (No longer available)

I can never find the right nude for my skin tone. It’s either to light, not the right tone or just doesn’t look right. But this is just the perfect nude (for me).

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color – The Stand Out ( Color no longer available )

I use this in the center of my lips with the e.l.f. color for a ombré look.

Fashion:

Sweater weather!

That’s it for my fall favorites.

Thanks for reading.

Love,

Caylee

Random Friday •∆• Book Wish List

Hello loves! Today I’ll be showing you some of my book wish list.

So here it is!

Once Upon A Time Red’s Untold Tale


I’m a big fan of the show and I’ve always loved Ruby so I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

The Christmas Angel Project

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I saw this book a few weeks ago at Barns And Noble. It looks like a really good story and I love just about anything with the word Christmas in it.

Poor Unfortunate Soul 


This is another book I saw at Barns And Noble. I’m a sucker for anything Disney, so when I saw this I said in my head “I must have this book” and here it is in my wish list.

Fairest Of All


When I was getting the picture for Poor Unfortunate Soul I saw this and I said “I must have this book”.

The Beast Within 


And when I was looking at Fairest of all I saw this and I said again “I must have this book”. So in other words I want the whole trilogy.

A Frozen Heart

I’m not a HUGE fan of the movie but this looked like a good book.

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales


It’s probably why I watch Once Upon A Time but I just really love fairy tales I don’t know why but I just do.

Girl In Pieces 

Saw this while I was looking on barnsandnobles.com, it looks like a good story.

Have Courage, Be Kind The Tale Of Cinderella

Again I’m a sucker for anything Disney.

So those are some of the books on my wish list right now. Are there any books that you want? What is your favorite book?

Thanks for reading.

Love,

Caylee

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Random Friday •∆• Recent Makeup Favorites

Hello loves! So for today I’m going to be showing you some makeup products I’ve been loving recently. (These are not in any particular order.)

So let’s get started!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 091 Light Ivory


I’ve had this foundation before but I didn’t have the right shade and I was new to Makeup so I wasn’t really applying it correctly. It just wasn’t the best experience I’ve had with a foundation but I thought I’d give it another try. And I’m glad I did. I do think the best way to apply this is with a sponge. I used the Real Techniques Makeup Miracle Sponge.

E.l.f. 50 Artist Palette (no longer available)

I got this almost two years ago and I still love it to this day. It has two layers one with five blushes and five bronzers and one with forty eyeshadows. I love the variety of the eyeshadows. You could create so many different looks with this. (And yes it’s dirty. Sorry.)

E.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

 

I really only use the wax (as you can see). It stays on reallly well. I love it. I use the powder as eyeshadow sometimes.  I think it’s a pretty shade but it’s too orange toned for my brows.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake and Berry Smoothie


I talked about them more in my Birthday Haul. They are just amazing.

E.l.f. Volume Plumping Mascara

This was first mascara I bought from elf, and I’m surprised how much I like it. I use it daily. It really does thicken your eyelashes. The applicator itself is nice and large, but not too big to be clunky.

Hard Candy Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

(This palette does have a different look now but the eyeshadows are the same)

I love this palette. It has four matte shades, three shimmer shades and two shades with glitter in them. All the shades are really pigmented. The only thing is with the two glitter shades, there is a lot of fallout with the glitter but I don’t use those shades as much so it doesn’t bother me.

What are your favorite makeup\beauty products you’ve been loving recently?

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Caylee