Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beauty Treats EyeShadow Palette - Review & Swatches

Hey there!
Over 6 months ago, I watched a YouTube video by one of my favorites, the lovely Zabrena. She was talking about a Beauty Treats palette in this video, and oh how I love them so I knew I had to get it.
Fast forward to almost a year later, I finally happened to have some free time and went to a Five Below Store. Honestly I had totally forgot about this until I saw it...
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The packaging is cheap plastic but it does its job just fine. It does come with that sponge applicator that I feel comes with every palette. I normally just leave them in the palette but I've been throwing them away lately. 

 Because I did buy this palette at Five Below, you can guess it was less than $5. I don't exactly remember how much it truly was but Zabrena stated that hers was $2 therefore I'm guessing mine was the same.  

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The colors in the palette are on the warmer side but the one gray shade is cool looking to me at least. I find that these eyeshadows are very pigmented and smooth in texture. They do have fall out when you use them, though if you tap your brush one time before using, you shouldn't have much of an issue.

I do find that the lighter colors do not show up as well but overall its still a good palette. And, all of these shades are matte.

I honestly love this palette. Its the perfect size for travel. I used it at my LPN capping and pinning ceremony.

Top Row - Left to Right
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Middle Row - Left to Right

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Bottom Row - Left to Right.

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5  
Would I buy it again: Yes! I've been debating buying an extra...
      Would I recommend it: Umm. Yes!
Do you think its worth it's price: I'm shocked that Beauty Treats is so inexpensive.  
Link to where you can buy online - Here.
Have you ever tried this palette? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Thanks for reading.
Rachel Claire

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dear nursing school hopefuls....

Nurse Rachel Claire

 Dear nursing school hopefuls,
           Whether you are waiting to hear back from the school of your dreams, or you're about to start, congratulations. You're about to enter into an amazing field. You are about to learn some incredible, and some gross, things. Most importantly, you are about to learn what it takes to help someone in need.

         I'm not going to lie to you, and tell you that its going to be easy because its not. Nursing school can make you or break you. There will be times where you feel like giving up. There will be times when you have had zero sleep. Moments when you are crying your eyes out in the bathroom.

       When you are experiencing these lovely moments, you need to remember why you started this. What is the reason you wanted to be a nurse. You also need to think about the end result - that moment when someone places that white nursing cap upon your head. During this time, I always told people that they could scream, they could cry but they could not give up.

       Giving up said to me that whenever I got a difficult patient, or a difficult order, that I'd give up on them too. And, trust me I wanted to give up! I wanted to sign my exit papers and leave my school and never look back. But, I knew that my conscience would never let me live it down; I couldn't do it.

      During these hard times, call a friend or simply go talk to one of your teachers or classmates. Tell them what is going on. They might be able to help you. If they cant, well, maybe they can lend you a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear. You always have someone to talk too - don't think you don't.

     The number one thing I can tell you is simple. You've got this. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Don't give up. You're going to be an amazing nurse.

      Rachel Claire.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LA Girl Pro Powder - Review

Hi there!
Today, I'm going to be talking about the LA Girl Pro Powder HD High Definition Setting Powder. Good grief, that's a mouth full.
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The packaging is simple. Black, white and clear plastic. The black lid twists off and on. And, it does have a shifter inside of it.
This product does contain silica, which may or may not matter to you. I'm not sure if the silica in it causes this but it does have a strange texture when its applied... I can't describe it...  

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The powder is alright. It makes your skin matte. I'm not going to say that its one of my favorites. It doesn't really have a smell, though it does have a dusty smell if that makes an sense. When you open or close the lid, you do get a puff of white powder.
I find that this powder moves my concealer around, and it can be hard to blend away. Not good for baking. If your eyes have the tiniest bit of moisture around them, this powder will cling to it.  
The powder is white, but it does come off as translucent on the skin. I haven't really noticed a brightening effect with it, but I don't think it ever claimed to brighten.
Honestly, I'm just not a fan of this powder...

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Rating: 2 out of 5  
Would I buy it again: No, I would buy the Coty powder instead.
     Would I recommend it: Not really.
Do you think its worth it's price: Yes.
 Have you ever tried this product before, if so what's your thoughts? Whats your favorite loose setting powder?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments!
Until the next post!
Rachel Claire

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My top summer 2017 accessory picks

Previously, I did a post about my top clothing picks for summer 2017. Today's post is all about the summer accessories!
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1. Unicorn Rainbow Sunglasses. These sunglasses OMG! I love them. They have little unicorns and rainbows are the top of the frame. Adorable!
2. Lulu Hun Pink Flamingo Purse. This bag is so cute! Its bright and cheerful. Pair it with a simple outfit and it'd be the perfect summer pop of color!
3. Rose Bouquet Floral Necklace. This necklace would be wonderful to throw overtop of a simple t-shirt. It's colorful and could easily be added to any outfit.
4. NioBe Floppy Embroidered Straw Hat. A straw hat is perfect for summer, but with the added touch of the embroidery, its quirky and amazing.
5. Pineapple Studs. As pineapples have become increasingly popular, these are a classic.

What are your favorite summertime accessories?
I'd love to hear from you!
Until the next post!
Rachel Claire

Thursday, June 8, 2017

My top clothing picks for summer 2017

Hi there!
Summer is rapidly approaching us, although it already feels like its here, which means we can start dressing for the season - or at least I can when I'm not in scrubs lol.
After some searching on the great wide internet, I've come up with my top clothing picks for this summer.
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We'll start from the left side and work our way to the right (I forgot to number everything.)
1. Off - Shoulder Blouse in White. This top looks light and airy which is perfect for the hot humid summer here in the south. Plus, its off the shoulder, which is something that I like. And, the embroidery work is pretty and gives the shirt a little extra something.
2. Light Brown Cross - Strap Wedges. These wedges are adorable! And, as someone who is one the hunt for some cute wedges, I love these. The little palm leaf detail on the wedge gives it the perfect vibes for summer.
3. Printed Chino Shorts. The print on these shorts make them perfect for summer. I love the little flamingos! Though, I wish they were a bit longer. They still would be a cute addition to any summer wardrobe.
4. Fitted Lace Up Distressed Denim Mini Skirt. I like that denim skirts are coming back into fashion, and that they aren't that super straight long cut - they actually cute! I really like this one. The lace up detail in the front makes it not seem so bland.  
5. White and Lemon Printed Skater Dress. This dress looks like something Reese Witherspoon would wear, and that is perfectly okay to me. The lemon and flowery print has me picturing it being worn to a summer BBQ. 
There are my picks for summer clothing. What are yours for this hot season? Comment down below! I'd love to hear from you!
Until the next post.
Rachel Claire

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wonder Woman Brush Set - Review

Hi there!
In a previous post, I mentioned that Walgreen's had come out with a Wonder Woman inspired collection that featured various products. However, there was only one thing from that collection that really interested me.
And, that would the set of makeup brushes!
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This set is priced at $12.99, which in my opinion is a little pricey but these brushes are worth the money. If you do the math, you're paying about 2.60 for each of the five items.
This little set comes with 4 brushes, and a little bag. The brushes are one angled face brush, two flat eye-shadow brushes, and one angled eyeliner/eyeshadow brush.
As you can tell, the brushes have a little Wonder Woman logo/design on the handle.

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I'm not the biggest fan of the bag as I find that I'd kinda have to cram the brushes down into it for them to fit. And, I'm not into doing that. However, the bag is cute. And, I could find another use for it, like a coin purse or holding my earbuds when I travel.  

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The brushes, themselves, are amazing. I thought when I first pulled them from the packaging that they were going to be stiff and scratchy. Boy was I wrong. They are super soft! The angled face brush is perfect for blending face powders - it saved my makeup the other day.
The red dye in the brushes doesn't come out; I've washed them once and the dye did not come out.
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 
Would I buy it again: Yes
     Would I recommend it: Yes, I would.
Do you think its worth it's price: Yes.   

 Have you tried these brushes? Or, tried anything else from this collection? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
Until the next post!
Rachel Claire

Friday, June 2, 2017

Walgreen's Exclusive Wonder Woman Collection

Hi there!
Due to the fact that a new DC comic movie is coming out, and it happens to be everyone's favorite knee high boot wearing Amazonian - Wonder Woman.
This collection is only at Walgreens, and only in stores, not online.
This collection has some eyeshadows, lip products, nail polish and nail sticks. Makeup bags, and of course makeup brushes.
My local Walgreen's - that I checked twice - only had the nail products, makeup bags and brushes out on display. I haven't been back to see if they've gotten everything else out.
The price ranges from a dollar to about $12.
And, I'm going to be completely honest. The only thing I really wanted from this collection was the makeup brushes. Everything else I figure I didn't need or I could find in the clearance section in a few weeks.
I did get the brushes. And, OMG! They are good. I will have a review of them up soon, but if you happen to see them. Get them! They are so soft.
Have you seen an new collections out that you've been wanting to try? Or, have you gotten anything from this collection?
Let me know. I'd love to hear from you!
Rachel Claire