Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review | Kat Von D "Shade + Light" Palette

Around Christmas time I went into Sephora to spend some gift cards, and spotted this contour palette. Although I have been wanting it for a while, I put off buying it since I already own the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette. But, I finally decided to go for it, and I'm so happy that I did. This is by far the most amazing contour palette I own. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I have really been loving Kat Von D makeup products. I've tried their liquid lipsticks, foundation and contour palette now and have loved each and every product. This palette comes with six shades (three highlight and three contour). Even though there are only six shades they're great for light, medium, and dark skin tones, which is one thing I really like about this palette. Typically I use the middle highlight shade to set my concealer and brighten my face. These highlights are great because they are matte, not sparkly, so they're perfect for setting foundation or concealer and making your entire appearance brighter. For contouring I mix the first two shades (from the left). They give a more bronzed contour and don't look orange or muddy which a lot of other contour shades do. All of the shades both highlight and contour, blend well. This palette retails for $46 and can be found at Sephora and Ulta. I posted a YouTube video reviewing this palette as well if you all are interested.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Workin' on my Fitness

For years now, I have been telling myself "Today is the day I am going to change my lifestyle and lose the weight," yet each time I try something gets in the way of my success and I end up quitting nearly as quickly as I started. As of lately however, I have been really motivated to work on my health and weight loss goals. I made myself both a fitness blog and Instagram account to keep myself accountable and keep track of progress. I went to the Vitamin Shoppe the other day and they were having a 50% off everything in the store sale, so I stocked up on my favorite products. I left my Blender Bottle at school when I was packing up my dorm room so I had to buy a new one, but
it only ended up being a $5! Then I grabbed a few protein powders, because I love having protein shakes or bars after I work out to refuel my body. I already tried the Vega one, and didn't like it much. It's very powdery and has
a strange aftertaste. I haven't tried the Quest one yet, but I have heard good things about it and wanted to give it
a try. This was the only flavor they had, but if I like it I'll try other flavors! I also got LOTS of Quest Bars. These are my absolute favorite protein bars. I eat these after a work out if I'm not drinking a shake. They taste so good and keep you feeling full. If you want to keep up with my progress, feel free to follow my fitness accounts! I will make
a new blog post about my progress in a few months as well. I'm feeling good about the process this time around.
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