Sweet Water Decor has been featured in multiple blogs, websites, publications, and more including: Stylemepretty, Pop Sugar, Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Maganize, Justine Maganize, Pregnancy and Newborn Maganize, Brit.co, Pittsburgh Wedding Maganize, Pittsburg Maganize, Women’s World Magazine, Beverly Hills Maganize, Famadillo, Visions Event Studio, Teach in Fashion, Two Peas in a Blog, Bustle, Borrowed & Blue, Fashion Manic, The Jiva Shop, The PDX Belle, Pretty Office Things, KTLA, Lapalme Maganize, Femmes En Revue, Edition F, Amy Howard Social, and LSS.
Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to Sweet Water Décor for sponsoring this post and gifting me this Hello Gorgeous Makeup Bag to model.
Initial thoughts on Hello Gorgeous Makeup Bag
I love the how this bag should a one sided design printed with the capitalized word “HELLO” and contrasting cursive small writing word “gorgeous”. I was really impressed by the size of this bag, it’s a lot larger then I had imagined and it’s the perfect size to pur your makeup necessities!
The Hello Gorgeous Makeup bag is 8″ by 9″ with a 1.5″ bottom which allows you to hold up to big makeup items such as pallets and multiple long brushes.
This bag is the perfect size for many uses beyond makeup! It’s 1.5″ bottom allows you to use it for items such a :
Pens, pencils, and Paper
This makeup bag is made from Cotton Canvas. It make it easy to clean and is super durable.
Makeup Bag Care
Since this makeup bag is made from cotton canvas, you can hand wash it in cold water as you need. To take an extra step to keep your bag clean I would suggest putting any powders or brushes in a plastic baggies before putting it in the makeup bag.
I love the gold zipper detail on this makeup bag! The shiny gold zipper slider is super easy to open and close.
Conclusion of Sweet Water Décor
I am in love with this bag!! I am going to use it as a travel makeup bag to the office, my car, and to the beach to freshen up between getting into the water and laying in the sun.
What I’m putting in my bag:
Mini Smashbox Trio Eyeshadow
Foundation Beauty Blender
Contour Trio Kit
How to Purchase
This Sweet Water Makeup Bag costs $20, but if you sign up for their newsletter you can receive 20% off your first purchase! To purchase this makeup bag visit their website here. I have happily become an affiliate with them so by purchasing anything on their site through my links you are supporting this blog which is greatly appreciated!!! They offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 using the discount code: FREESHIP.
Leave in the comments below on what you would buy from Sweet Water Decor!
Sephora is a French company that started in 1969 and continues to grow rapidly spanning across 33 countries with over 2,300 stores. They carry upwards of 300 brands including their own which I have tried and thouroughly enjoy. Sephora carries beauty products, makeup, skincare, nail care, fragrances, hairstyle and body care products.
You receive Sephora Rouge after spending $1,000 for that year. I received the above red box with a gift for becoming a VIB Rouge Member. The NARS blush that I got is a lovely shade that matches with practically any makeup look!
VIB Rouge 2016 Gift
They also kindly gave a gift. For 2016 it was NARS Blush. You can read my review on it in this post!
Free Two-day Flash Shipping
Free Unlimited Makeovers (false lashes not included) :
15 minute Touch-Up Makeup
45 minute Full-Face Custom Makeover
90 minute One on One with Senior Beauty Expert for a customized skincare, fragrance, and beauty makeover.
Free Beauty Classes
Contour and Highlight
Flawless Foundation with Color IQ
Skincare Solutions with Skin IQ
Correct and Conceal
Private Events Invitation
Free Seasonal Gifts
Try New Products First
Shop Sales First
Access to a Private Hotline
Examples of Custom Makeovers
“Blue Eyeliner” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood
“Smokey Eye” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood
Not being a professional makeup artist with years of experience, it’s nice to be able to look great on my blog and instagram with the help of Sephora professionals ! I’m learning more everyday on how to do perfect makeup. I use to walk into Sephora and when I asked for help I would be able to get good color suggestions. Now when I go into Sephora and get my makeup done, not only are the products good colors for me but I am introduced to an entire look with products that work well together. I also learn how to apply them professionally. I have heard that they do not give a gift every year for becoming VIB Rouge which seems a little strange to me, but you still get a birthday gift with a purchase (unfortunately you have to buy something). Overall I think it’s super worth it to spend the money to get to VIB Rouge status if you are interested in makeup or have a lot of special events coming up within the year. Going about 8-9 times for makeovers, you will end up getting your money’s worth.
Do you have any questions about Sephora VIB Rouge? Leave them below!
Smashbox was founded in 1991 in Los Angles, California by Davis Factor, Dean Factor in a real photo studio! They get excited about lipsticks, primers, and sharing their makeup secrets with cosmetic lovers.
This makeup was specially designed and tested to look the same in all lighting! This make sure Smashbox Studio Lighting makeup is amazing for bloggers, models, vbloggers and anyone who takes photos on a regular basis.
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette comes in two different colors to chose from including light/medium and medium/deep.The kit includes shades to contour, bronze and highlight and comes with a contour brush. It also includes an illustrated guide that is inside the compact. You can easily put it on your vaninty mirror and it will stick to it for easy reference. Remember when applying to have your brush continuously moving in a circular motion so that your makeup blends in well.
Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates & Fragrance.
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
Where can you Purchase Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot?
You can grab this Eye Shadow Trio from Amazon’s website here.
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight
My favorite use for the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight product is to go directly down the middle of my nose for a highlight. I also to use it to draw a straight line underneath my blush and bronzer to create a more defined line.
Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].
Where can you Purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight?
You can purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color from Nordstrom’s with the following link.
Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
My favorite thing about the Smashbox photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is how much it brightens up the area underneath my eyes! Its texture is thick and super moisturizing! It feels slightly cool underneath my eyes which is nice because my eyes are very sensitive.
Where can you purchase Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer?
You can purchase from Nordstroms from the following link here.
Conclusion of Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup
I really enjoy this kit! It’s great to use when I am going to be shooting all day long at my apartment and the sun will be changing light. In conclusion, I would highly recommend checking out all of these products!
Comment below with your thoughts on the idea of a cheek and lip blendable color stick.
Jerrod Blandino (CEO) and Jeremy Johnson (Chief Creative Officer) created Too Faced with the mission to have innovative products made from cutting edge ingredients to allow woman to create a feminine look and inspire confidence. Too Faced produced the world’s first glitter eye shadow, plumping gloss, and 24-hour crease-proof shadow primer. Most noteworthy, they are a multimillion dollar company that stretches worldwide. Today they are leading the industry with their cruelty-free cosmetics that all started with Jerrod working behind a cosmetics department store.
What I love about Too Faced Sweet Peach
First of all, I love that this Too Faced pallet smells! Furthermore, this Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet has a uniformed and authentic peachy smell to the whole pallet. In addition, if that was not enough, this pallet taste good as well! Sometimes I wet the tip of my eyeshadow brush if I didn’t think the eyeshadow primer executed the look I was going for which helps to act as a primer therefore, livening up the eyeshadows. Someone in Too Faced marketing must also wet the tip of their brushes as well! Finally, all of the colors in this pallet are great.
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Too Faced takes pride in the ingredients they use, and they have chosen some good ones in their Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet!
(Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Peach Pit and Caramel Ingredients
Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Partum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Charmed, I’m Sure Ingredients
Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum. Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Rodan + Fields (RF) is the number 1 fastest growing premium skincare company in the US. As of 2017, they are the 2nd largest and are most likely to close 2016 as number 1 for skincare products companies. Noteworthy, Rodan + Fields do not spend money on advertising because they believe their products are amazing enough through word of mouth and by trying their products yourself. You may know the developers from their other very popular product line, Proactive!
Rodan + Fields offers 4 regimens including the following :
Redfine helps fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.
You may purchase the Redefine Regimen for $199 that includes four full size products: Daily Cleansing Mask 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Pore Minimizing Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz./ Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. / and overnight Restorative Cream 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. from Amy’s R+F Website.
Reverse helps brown spots, dullness, and sun damage.
You may purchase the Reserve Regimen for $190 that includes four full size products: Deep Exfoliating Wash 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Intensive Brightening Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Dual Active Brightening Complex 2 x 25 mL/ .85 fl. oz., and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.
Soothe helps sensitive, irritated skin, and facial redness.
You may purchase the Soothe Regimen for $170 that includes four full size products: Gentle Cream Wash 123 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Sensitive Skin Treatment 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., Moisture Replenishing Cream 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.
Unblemish helps acne and post acne marks.
You may purchase the Unblemish Regimen for $180 that includes four full size products: Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Clarifying Toner 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Dual Intensive Acne Treatment 2 x 22.5 mL/ .76 fl. oz., and Oil Control Lotion 30 mL/ 1 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Webiste.
Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant Amy Ciccone for sponsoring this post.
Rodan + Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum
The first thing I noticed about this serum is that it is thick and moisturizing. Feels oily but it absorbs into your skin right away. It does not have a smell to it. Not only did this make my skin feel super moisturized, it also made my skin feel super soft afterwards. When I woke up I could still feel that my skin was soft! I did not want to take a shower to wash it off except for the fact that I hadn’t used the exfoliant micro-dermabrasion wash yet (I was excited to try that). It costs $91 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.
This eye cream was cool when I put it on. The product has a very soft and subtle powdery smell to it. The effects of this product on my skin made my eyelids super smooth and soft. The texture of this product is creamy and has tiny sparkles in the formula! I rubbed this Multi-Functional Eye Cream in a circular motion on my eyelids and then I added extra underneath my eyes. It made my eyes feel very soft into the next day as well. The most note worthy benefit of this eye cream is how it makes your skin feel like silk! It costs $62.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F website.
The color of this paste is clear and the texture is made up of a sugar-and-salt scrub featuring vitamins C and E that are perfect for exfoliating. It has a subtle fragrance of wheat grass. I put it on while my skin was dry and while I was in the shower. I gently rubbed on my face for 30 seconds. My skin was glowing immediately and was very smooth. I then added a little bit of water and rubbed it in for 30 seconds. Lastly, I let it sit for about another 30 seconds and washed it off. I feel that it helped close my pores and blackheads! The one con however is that it dried my skin out causing my skin to break out since I overcompensated moisturizing my skin afterwards. It costs $80.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.
This lip serum contains peptides and Vitamin E. The combination of the peptides and Vitamin E make it super moisturizing for your lips! I’ve never tried anything like it before. I would recommend that you use just a drop or less of this lip renewing serum per application for maximum results. What I like most about this lip serum is that you can rub it around your mouth if you have any dry spots and it instantly removes any dryness. When I rubbed my lips together even hours later I could feel the product and how soft my lips were. I also liked that it did not have a taste! Sometimes, I want my lip products to have a taste but other times I don’t if I’m feeling any winter cold/ sickness. It costs $56.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.
Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield includes broad spectrum SPF 25! If you’ve been reading my posts so far you all know how much I love sun screen in makeup products for year round use and not only in the summer! It has a lemon minty smell to it, but is tasteless. Texture of this product is also oily and moisturizing for your lips making it great for winter. It costs $18.00 for two when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.
For California customers: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Conclusion of Rodan + Fields
In conclusion, I would highly recommend these products ! PLUS there is a 60 DAY MONEY BACK GAURENTEE! So, if you don’t like the product for any reason you may return it which takes all the risk out of trying the product! The only con that I can see if that they cost a little more then other products but they are definitely worth it for the quality that they provide. I be a repeat customer for the Rodan + Fields Enhancements Eye cream. I liked the Micro-Dermabrasion paste because the product really closed up my pores. My skin might have broken out because it is adjusting to me using exfoliant skin care for the first time, however I will not be buying it due to my sensitive skin.
Preferred Customer Program
If you join their Preferred Customer Program (one time enrollment fee of $19.95) you can get 10% off ALL Rodan + Fields products ALL the time, free shipping on regularly scheduled orders every 60 days, inside access to Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, and exclusive promotions which includes special orders and value sets!!
How to Purchase and Join the Preferred Customer Program:
Rodan + Feilds does not have a storefront so you may purchase from my following friend, JMU classmate, and Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant.