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Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault | Dark Magic Vault Review

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Okay, it sure had been a hot minute since I have done an eye palette review. To be honest I think this might be my first one! And let me tell you; it won't be my last one. 

Lucky for you I did a full video review and look on my youtube channel, so if you want to see it, be sure to click on the video below. 


But for my Pretty Faces who love reading and seeing in-depth pictures you have surely come to the right place. 

The palette that I will be reviewing today is the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault collection, well more like one of the palettes that is part of the collection. I headed in to Ulta Beauty and picked myself the Dark Magic Vault Palette. If I am not mistaken this palette was $15 (excluding tax). Which personally: I don't think it is too expensive. But I am going to be honest the whole vault collection was out of the budget. #BudgetQueen

Packaging: 

The white box, with the white palette and the silver detail is everything. It is plain and simple but it sure makes a statement. Don't know about you but I would be too scared to get this little baby dirty.

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Vault Palette 

Little details:

The one thing I noticed from the get-go is that the Dark Magic palette is compact. Small enough to travel with but big enough to have 10 eyeshadow colors. If you have watched my video, you would know that I low-key freaked out when I saw the Dark Magic Vault palette had a mirror inside. That sure was a big plus for someone like me who loves traveling and looking good at the same time. It just makes my bag a tiny bit lighter by not having to pack in an extra mirror.

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Vault Colours 
Eyeshadow colors: 

Fam, the Dark Magic Vault Palette is everything!!! It contains 7 matte colours and 3 shimmery/glitter colours. The matte colours are very pigmented. I got to play around with Potion, Temptress and Trickery and must say I was blown away by how pigmented it was. I do wish the Potion was a bit more pigmented, as I had to apply it 500 times (me just being dramatic) but it sure was a lot.



Overall: 

Truth be told I can't find any major problems with the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Vault palette. I had no fall out what so ever, it was easy to blend in, there is a mirror in the palette so what more could a girl ask for? 

If you have, what palette was your favourite palette?

If you have not tried the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault collection be sure to check it out on Morphe and Ulta Beauty stores. It sure is worth a try I would say.

Home is where your makeup stash is
xoxo

Not Just A Pretty Face

New Orleans | Travel Diaries

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I LOVE traveling, I love exploring but unfortunately my wallet seems to not agree with me.

Everyone knows I am a budget queen and love traveling and seeing some pretty cool places. I have learned to do that while sticking to a strict budget and always over budgeting. Some of my budget traveling includes going to San Francisco, which was also my first Solo Travel experience.

Today I am sharing some of my tips and tricks on having a good time in NoLa (New Orleans) on a budget.

Checkout my vlog to see some of the awesome places I was able to visit.



Flights:

I used the Hopper app to book my flights. This app is amazing! It tracks the prices for you and tells you when its the best time to book your flight. The fares are low and it is so reliable.  If you don't have this app, DOWNLOAD IT NOW! One thing that I would add is you can also check out Google Flights just as a back up. Rather safe than sorry.

Hopper App

Accommodation:

If you are on a tight budget, like myself, hostels are your best friend. I stayed at The Atlas House while I was in New Orleans. It was very nice and I loved it. The only problem I had was the fact that there was only one bathroom among 12 people and this includes all genders. 


To book my hostels I use Hostel World. Another tip, ALWAYS LOOK AT THE REVIEWS!

Transportation:

Public transport is a life saver. I used the bus from the airport to downtown NoLa and the walk to the hostel, which was a terrible mistake! During my stay there I usually walked or used the trolley to get by around NoLa. Both of these methods were very affordable and so easy to use and within walking distance.

Things to do:

You can never go wrong by starting off at Bourbon Street. Make sure to walk down that street and explore the architecture and the culture. There are some exciting and interesting street performance. And while you walk down Bourbon street, be sure to grab a hurricane. You won't be sorry. 

But more things you could do is:

  • French Quarter
  • Cemetery (where Vampire Diaries was filmed FYI)
  • Eat beignets at CafĂ© du Monde
  • Take a street car
  • Garden District
  • Jackson square 










These are just a few of the things you could do in NoLa.

One thing that I have learned from traveling is you can always make it work on a budget. You just need to know what is important to you while traveling. 

Jobs fill your pockets. Adventures fill your life!
xoxo
Not Just A Pretty Face 

Street Fashion Part 1 | San Diego

Please tell me I am not the only one who loves San Diego?

Today I am sharing another huge friendly outfit but today, we are taking it to the streets. If you know me, I am all about street fashion and looking AMAZING without breaking the bank. I will be sharing some of my favourite "street fashion" pieces that look stylish but also conformable while site seeing around San Diego. You never know who's eye you catch...


If you follow me on Social Media, you would know that I am a big lover for sneakers and American Eagle jeans. They are the only jeans you will ever need in your closet and they last forever!


As per usual, I am wearing something borrowed but I managed to find a similar jean jacket for you guys. 
Jeans are from my favourite store American Eagle (who doesn't love them?) 
Sneakers are from Converse factory store And as you all know shades were from PB, San Diego (Pacific Beach).
My white tee is from Guess. This tee is so cute and comfy and you can never go wrong with jeans and a white tee.



Traveling isn't always that glamorous but it sure isn't an excuse for looking boring. Which means most of the time when I am traveling, I always make sure I have something casual and cute on while feeling confident in it. And when I take pictures of places I prefer to be comfortable.


Overall I love this outfit as it was well in my budget and affordable. For accessories I kept it very simple. A brown watch from Target, satchel from Forever21 and sunglasses from a store in Pacific Beach.


What is your favourite piece from this outfit?

A big thank you to my friend Danne from Moments Captured for the amazing pictures. Edits done by me, Gillian. Be sure to check out her instagram to see some more amazing images that she has captured.

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Kindess is always Fashionable. 

xoxo
Not Just A Pretty Face

Get Your Bright On | Farmacy Beauty Review

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Can you believe it is already August? What happened to the year? 

With fall approaching I want to make sure that my skin is fall ready and that it will stay bright and hydrated throughout the season changes. And that is why I was so happy when Influester sent me the Farmacy Beauty Bright On Face Mask complimentary.



More about Farmacy Beauty:

Farmacy Beauty uses the plant Enchinacea Green Envy to formulate their products. This makes their products vegan, which probably will make a lot of millennials very happy. Personally I am not vegan but I have noticed that some of my vegan products seem to be very gentle on my face. You can read more about Farmacy's products on their website.



Farmacy Bright On Face Mask:

The Bright On Face Mask contains vitamin C that instantly brightens up your face. The mask is massage activated and changes colours, now that is fancy. This makes it so much easier to know when the mask is fully activated and working. What I also noticed and liked is that the Bright On Face Mask is a clay based mask but yet so light and gentle when applying. 

Tips on using the Farmacy Bright On Face Mask:

  1. Use on a freshly washed face.  Do not apply any toner or cream on your face after washing it. 
  2. Put a generous amount of the Bright On Face Mask on your index finger and gently dab it on your face. (Forehead, cheeks, jawline, chin and nose)
  3. In a circular motion, start massaging the face mask into your face. It will start changing colours (from green to purple). This indicates that it is activated.
  4. Leave on for 5-10 min (depending on how sensitive your skin is). 
  5. Rinse off with luke warm water and let your face air dry. 
  6. Continue your skincare routine as per usual. 
  7. Use twice per week. (Wednesday and Sunday)
  8. It works best when applied at night as that is where your face is more relaxed.

Results:

After using the Bright On Face Mask three times; I have noticed my skin getting brighter and it sure feels like it is getting the detox it needs. My pimples are busy disappearing and my face feels so smooth. I will continue using the Bright On Face Mask for a month and compared the outcome. I can only imagine it will be a great out come.


Farmacy Beauty have really out done themselves with this mask. It is everything my face needs and deserves. Be sure to check out the Bright On Face Mask and get yourself one. You won't be sorry!

Be yourself today. You look beautiful like that way. 

xoxo
Not Just A Pretty Face