CURRENT FAVES: Tech, Haircare, & Skincare 6.7.2016

Morning!  Today I am back with another “Current Faves” post.  It seems these are working out to be a monthly thing after all (I just jinxed myself).  I’ve been really into blogging lately and just had the urge to write this post.  I find blogging quite relaxing and much less stressful than making videos since I can do it in my PJ’s and with my hair in a bun and not worry about my kitty running through and knocking everything down.

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Anyways, lately I’ve tried a lot of new products since I bought quite a lot on my vacation to Canada (which you can read about here) so I have a lot of favorites ranging from the tech I use to purple shampoos to new skincare so let’s get started!

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A Weekend in Montréal: Trip Overview & Haul

Hellllllo Peeps!  When I first started this blog, I intended it to be an all encompassing blog.  I wanted to write about everything that I enjoy, from my relationship, to my cat, to beauty, to food and travel.  But as it turned out, this blog became pretty much all about beauty.


So with that said, I am so happy to say that today I will be starting a series of posts about my weekend in Montéal, QC, Canada.  I can honestly say that this one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on (and I have traveled…a lot).  So click on to get the general idea of the trip and to see what I bought, both beauty & non-beauty. Continue reading

REVIEW: Battle of the Cleansing Waters // Nature Republic, Garnier, & Bioderma

Happy FriYAY!  Today I am staying home from work due to extreme allergies and so I decided to write up one of my classic “battles of the” posts.  So with a kitty in my lap and a pellegrino by my side, let’s get into it!


Cleansing waters are nothing new, but they’ve definitely gained popularity in the past year or so and I’ve noticed tons of new ones popping up.  These are meant to be an all in one makeup remover/cleanser that leaves your skin moisturized.  I am a cleansing freak so I don’t use these as my sole cleanser.  In a pinch, I’ll use them in place of my oil cleanser, but then I’ll still use my second cleanser after.  What I really like using them for is as my cleanser in the morning when I don’t have any makeup to remove and just want to refresh my face and move onto my toner.

Anyways, enough rambling, today I’ll be comparing three different cleansing waters/micellar waters: Nature Repblic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water, Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, & Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution. Continue reading

REVIEW: CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks

Hi, I’m Vy and I am a crazy cat lady and a makeup addict.  Yup, that’s pretty much what my intro would be like if I was ever set to rehab, so put the two things together and you’ve got me hooked.DSC07794

I walked into Walgreens over the weekend to return a few things and next thing you know, I’m walking out with three lipsticks.  So are these actually any good?  Or did the marketing team just get me real good?  Read on to find out. Continue reading

CURRENT FAVES: Makeup, Skincare, & Haircare 5.3.2016

Hello all!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Life has been crazy hectic with work, travel, and wedding planning, but in the back of my mind almost every morning when I got ready was the thought of, “omg I really like this, I need to tell someone.”  So here I am, writing a favorites post.

I didn’t want to name it “April Favorites” or “Spring Favorites” because I’m not sure how often these posts will pop up.  Sometimes I like the same products for months and months and other times I find new ones after a few weeks so I thought current faves would be more appropriate.

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After writing this blog post, I realized it was way too long so I’ve decided to split it into two parts.  So to find out what makeup, skincare, and haircare I’ve been loving, read on below and to find out what I’ve been loving in terms of fashion, food, and life, click here (will add link when post is up).

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REVIEW: Battle of the Liquid Eyeliners // Clio, The Face Shop, & Physicians Formula

Hello all!  It has been a while, but I’m back!  Today I’m doing a sort of throwback post. Long time followers of mine will remember from my old blog that I used to do “battle” posts.  Well today I’m doing just that.  I’ll be comparing three liquid eyeliner pens; two from Asian beauty brands and one from a western brand.

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So who is gonna win?  The super hyped Clio Waterproof Liner Pen in Kill Black?  The relatively unhyped Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner from The Face Shop?  Or my long time favorite, Physicians Formula’s Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum?  Read on to find out.
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HAUL: Korean Skincare from Wishtrend

Do you know what one of the best feelings in the world is?  When your package arrives earlier than the scheduled delivery haha!  My massive package of Korean skincare arrived from Wishtrend yesterday so I thought I’d share with you all.

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How I like to do haul posts is to not just show what I got, but why I got it and my overall shopping experience on the site.  So read on if you’ve ever been curious about Wishtrend or any of the products they carry. Continue reading

REVIEW: TONY MOLY Naturalth Goat Milk Pure CC

I try my best to write reviews for products that don’t already have many reviews already and also ones that I just either really love/hate.  Today’s review fits both of those.  I’ve only been able to find a small handful of reviews and I’ve used this everyday (that I’ve worn makeup) since I got it 3 weeks ago.  In fact, I look forward to using it everyday!

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So read on to see why I love this CC cream so much and if it’s the right product for you.
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REVIEW: Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette

I bought this palette about two months ago and something has been nagging me to write this review for the entire time so I thought it would make sense that this is my first post on this blog.


I didn’t look for any reviews on this palette before buying it, but now I realize that I couldn’t have even if I wanted to.  There really aren’t that many  out there so I hope this is helpful. Continue reading