House Hunting

Hi lovelies,

I hope you are all having a fantastic Sunday evening. I am here sitting with a hot cup of peppermint tea and a face-mask, getting ready to face next week.

I haven’t had a chance to do a post in a while, I am having problems uploading pictures onto my computer, so I decided to blog a bit of a “life-update” – in case anyone cares.

Another reason that I haven’t been able to blog as much is that my husband and I are looking for a house. That, along with so many birthdays has been keeping me busy. I also started a new job, I don’t know if I had mentioned that before.

So I’ve been staying busy, but so far 2016 has been a pretty awesome year.

Hope you’re all doing great!

– Mareza

July Ipsy Bag

Hi lovelies and Happy Tuesday!

It’s that time of the month again… no not my period haha, its Ipsy GlamBag post!

So if you’re interested in seeing what’s in the bag, keep reading.

Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t a unicorn!

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So first of the bag is super cute. It has little umbrellas, kind of like a beach summer theme, but the actual bag is iridescent. Also how cute are those stickers?!

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treStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Next is this little highlight stick. The pay-off is super nice, very pigmented and will definitely have me saying “yaaaas queen!”.

See swatch below.

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This highlighter reminds me of a dupe for “Watt’s Up!” by Benefit Cosmetics.

Next, I got an eyeshadow and a lip liner. Both are a very pretty deep burgundy color.The lip liner was from OFRA in the color Maya and the eyeshadow is from The Balm “Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette.

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The Balm Eyeshadow & Ofra Lipliner
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Ofra lip liner in Maya $13.
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The Balm in Matt Kumar

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And finally an angled brush from Luxiebeauty and a hand cream from Delectable.

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Delectable Hand Cream in Lemon &Cream $12 and Angled Brush from Luxie $10

Overall, I am super happy with this bag. The cosmetics are so rich and pretty, and perfect for fall, which is right around the corner! The cream smells delicious, like a dessert and the brush has a super fine brush, which I think will perfect for lining with eyeshadow.

Did you get your July Ipsy bag yet? What was in your bag?

Please comment, like and subscribe if you like unicorns. I follow back :).

 

 

Lush Cosmetics Review

Hi lovelies,

Hope you all had a great start to your week!

Two weeks ago I went to LUSH Cosmetics and bought myself some goodies. I wanted to try these out before posting about them so I could do a little review, so here it is!

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First of, I got the Roots Hair Treatment. My hair is very fine, thin and lacks volume so this treatment is supposed to make your hair shine without weighing it down. You leave it in your hair for about 20 mins and then shampoo. It has mint in it so it it makes your scalp tingle, I really really like it. Afterwards my hair is so shiny and soft, and smells really good.

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Next is the Dark Angels face & body cleanser. This contains black sugar and charcoal that absorb excess oils. I have oily skin which can sometimes break out, especially during that time of the month or the summer months. So this was right up my alley! The only thing is I recommend taking this off in front of a mirror to ensure you remove everything from your face, I did it in the shower and when i came out half my face was still black from the charcoal, it looked as if I had a beard. lol.

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The last thing I got was the Mask of Magnaminty. I absolutely love this! It has China clay and peppermint which help extract all the nasty stuff living in my pores, it also leaves a tingly feeling, I love mint! Aside from this, it also has honey and vanilla which help calm redness and soothe the skin. I leave this on for about 15 mins and then wash off in the shower.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this mini review, and to buy any of these products visit a store near you or visit www.lush.com.

Do you guys have any lush favorites you recommend?

 

 

#themeweek: Galaxy Lips

Hi lovelies,

If you read my blog (first of all, thank you! ) you know that I’m part of a makeup group on Facebook. This week’s theme was Lip Art. I decided to do Galaxy lips, I’ve been trying to get a little more creative. Check them out!

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Find me on instagram at Peoniesandbrunch

Hope you like!! Remember to like, comment or subscribe and I’ll do the same!

Happy Sunday!

Spotlight featuring: TheHautelista

Hi lovelies,

Check out my friend at TheHautelista! She posts amazing looks and recently started a YouTube channel, so be sure to check out her videos too.

My First Youtube Video: National Pink Day MOTD — thehautelista

Hello Listas, Hope everyone is having a great start of the week ready for it to be the weekend. I know I am. Lol. I am a little late posting this considering this was last week. -_- When I heard there is a National Pink Day I am like HOLLA! I love pink because it […]

via My First Youtube Video: National Pink Day MOTD — thehautelista

Nyx Cosmetics Macaron Lippies

Hi lovelies,

Happy Monday!

I’ve been looking for these babies for a while, and I was finally able to find some of them at Ulta. These are the NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies. I am still missing seven of these (I found the black one at another visit).

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Left to Right: Orange Blossom, Black Sesame, Coconut, Lavender $5.99 @ Ulta

 

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Overall the color payoff is “meh”. The formula is super creamy, which makes the color come out super sheer and you have to apply it several times to get the right color. Also, I am used to matte formulas, and this feels like it never dries, so that may take a while to get used to. One of the solutions I found to this was patting color eye shadow to help make it more matte.

I give these a 3 out of 5.

Still on the hunt for the Pistachio color though, but am excited to try the black.