Category: The Cosmetic Bag

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Beauty Products I Did NOT Like In 2017

Out with the old bad products & in with the new must-have products in 2018. I am kicking off the year by sharing the products I did NOT like in 2017 followed by a blog of the products I LOVED.

The products in this blog are items I discovered & tried out for the first time in 2017 & did NOT like. I gave these products a couple of fair tries, some products I even used for over a month. Please do not be offended if you love these products. Everyone has different tastes & beauty products work very different on different people. Please feel free to leave comments & let me & others know what you think of these products.

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Last Minute Gifts For Your Fashionista

Wait it’s Christmas time? Every year I start jamming to Christmas music & decorating around Thanksgiving. But somehow there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get all my Christmas shopping done. Honestly, it just feels like Christmas shopping is an endless task until Christmas eve when stores just cut you off. This year Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday which makes Christmas shopping even harder for us online shoppers.  If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas for a fashionista or looking for ideas to add to your own list, check out my favorites this year at all different price points (literally ranging from $4.00 – $1,310).

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5 Favorite Summer Blushes

Who doesn’t love a good sunkissed cheeky glow in the summer? When we think about creating a summer glow, our minds often automatically go to highlighters. Last summer, highlighters completely stole the show. An underrated and important beauty product that can be used to create a beautiful glowy summer look – blush. Peach, coral, and soft pink shades are gorgeous for summer. The right amount of blush paired with a highlighter can give you a dewy fresh-off-the-beach glow. In this blog, I have listed my 5 favorite summer blushes right now. I have been REALLY getting into drugstore products this summer. I am planning on doing a whole blog post completely dedicated to affordable beauty products. I did a huge Best of Beauty 2016 Drugstore post in the beginning of the year, however, I have discovered so many more products that I can’t wait to share. For now, I have listed 3 of my favorite summer blushes that are under $10.00 along with my two favorite high-end blushes

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My Chicago Microblading Review


If you know me, you know that I am extremely indecisive. Before making any big decision I do hours & hours of research. I read pretty much every review, testimonial, or article there is. I consult with my mom, my sister, my boyfriend, my co-workers, or literally anyone that will listen. The decision to get a semi-permanent tattoo on my face was no spontaneous decision. It was, however, the greatest decision I have made. My only regret is that I did not do it sooner.

I am going to walk you through my complete Chicago microblading experience – starting with the history of my eyebrows all the way through the procedure to the healed eyebrows.

Please leave comments with any questions you may have, I am glad to answer!

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Best of Beauty 2016 Drugstore

2017 IS HERE!

With the start of the new year comes reflection, resolutions, and goals. Whether you are deciding to do a cleanse, a new exercise routine, or rid a bad habit, I think it is important to set a purpose to live by at the beginning of each year. My main focus this year is to do more activities and hobbies that make me happy. I work for a digital marketing firm and in combination with my blog, I am constantly on the computer or my phone. In 2017, I want to try and put the phone down, close the computer and get out and be active and do more things that I love. I signed up for a yoga membership, I made a pledge to read 15 books this year with Goodreads, and am hoping to sign up for an art class in the Spring (open to suggestions if you know of any in the Chicago area). I would love to hear your plans for 2017 – leave comments below if you would like to share!

 In the beauty and fashion blog industry the beginning of January means tons of videos and blog posts on the best beauty products of 2016. Personally, I spent a lot of time in 2016 trying out new drugstore beauty products and finding dups for my favorite high-end products. As of lately a lot of drugstore brands are having their moment and are frequently putting new products on the shelf. I decided this year for my best of beauty blog post, I would focus on my favorite skincare, makeup, and hair products I discovered at the drugstore in 2016. The below 20 products may not have necessarily come out in the year 2016, however, these were products that I found myself constantly grabbing for in beauty routine.