Thursday, March 16, 2017

OLEHENRIKSEN Balance Collection

True Life: I'm a skin care product junkie. 

I may seem like I'm obsessed with makeup, however; I love anything that involves with skin care. In my opinion, it is one of the most important beauty products everyone should look upon. Having a skin care routine is crucial especially for someone in their early 20s. Skin care is the beginning of how to prep your skin to age well and help with wrinkle prevention. A clean face and good skin texture is the first step of any makeup routine, our skin is like a canvas before applying paint.

Currently, I've been using OLEHENRIKSEN Balance Collection *. These products are for all skin types, controlling the oils of your skin, yet letting your skin be hydrated. I have normal to dry skin, and when I see oil control written on any skin product I usually tend to avoid, however; these products worked for my dry skin. It doesn't clog my pores, it keeps my face clean and also maintains my face hydrated with a natural glow. The smell of the products is minty and refreshing, especially when you apply the OLEHENRIKSEN "Find Your Balance" Oil Control cleanser , Eucalyptus is one of the ingredients of the balance collection , is what makes it perfect for applying before bed and in the morning after waking up. My favorite product from the collection has to be the OLEHENRIKSEN "Balancing force"oil control toner, you can see all the bad gunk coming off your skin and feel all your pores be unclogged and minimized.  My only complaint of the collection is the moisturizer. The OLEHENRIKSEN "Counter Balance" oil control hydrator, is great for daytime and nighttime, however; I personally like a thicker moisturizer for nighttime.

While these products are for all skin types. I believe these products are more ideal for oily skin. My final verdict for dry skin -  these products are perfect for daytime use only, but not nighttime. If you're curious to try these amazing products, they are available at and 

* Influenster and OLEHENRIKSEN were kind enough to send me these complimentary products for testing purposes, However; all opinions and comments are my own. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Must have: Morphe 35o eyeshadow palette

Today I'm writing about my first beauty post for my re-launched blog! I've decided I want to start this beauty post by sharing my current favorite eyeshadow palette. The morphe 35o - 35 Nature glow eyeshadow palette has been having a big social media buzz for the past two years. I decided to finally join the bandwagon last December and I was highly impressed.

First of all, the palette is just $22.00 (Affordable for the average college girl, YAS!). It brings 35 neutral everyday colors- a perfect balance of matte and shimmery shades.
My favorite thing about this palette is the color variation of orange/brown warm hues (which btw are my weakness) If you're a warm tone type of gal this palette is perfect for you! The shimmer shades are highly pigmented! I was mind blown on how blendable they are.

I also find this palette versatile as a  multi-use replacement for highlight illuminator, Using the lighter tones of the palette can be a perfect replacement for highlight to use on the cheek bones or any other place you would want to illuminate. I sometimes use the matte brown shades to fill in my eyebrows!
However, not all colors are higlhy pigmented sadly. I found some colors to be a bit chalky, but with a long-lasting eye primer and a good blending brush, it can be the solution.Overall this palette is great for anyone who is starting makeup or want a versatile palette with neutral shades for day/night.