My first Ipsy bag!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! I just shared a new video on my channel - my very first Ipsy unboxing - so definitely check that out if you haven't yet. There were so many awesome goodies in my bag, I seriously cannot wait for next month's! :)

I also wanted to share a little bit of exciting blog news...starting next Friday I'm going to be bringing back "Friday's Favorite Things"! Who's excited? :) This has probably been the one post/series that I've missed the most since I quit/restarted blogging. It's just too much fun sharing a roundup of my favorite things from the week, so I have to bring it back. I know a lot of you are fans of it too, so hopefully y'all are just as excited as I am.

I hope you guys have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday with a new video! Kisses! xoxo Mandy

Oh la la! Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette!

Hey babydolls! I've got such a fun post to share with you today! :) Too Faced just released their new summer collection and it's absolutely AMAZING. I was at Ulta last week and got to see the whole collection in person and it was very hard to not buy every item, haha. I did end up walking out with the new A La Mode Eyes Palette, and I thought I'd share some pictures. Cause you guys are cute. And I like you. ;) I also shared a video on my channel, I'll have it embedded at the end of this post so you can see swatches if you'd like. Alright, without further ado...I present...(cue oohs and ahhs)
Is this not the most gorgeous eye palette ever?! Look at those colors! I'm dying. Seriously. It's like neutral shadows on vacation - perfect for spring and summer! I love how shimmery and glowy these shadows are, plus St. Tropez is like the prettiest glitter highlight I've ever seen. Too Faced totally knocked it out of the ballpark with this one.
When you open the palette, one of the first things you notice (after completely losing it over the gorgeous colors) is this little How-To Glamour Guide, which includes 3 different eye looks and steps to achieve them. Pretty handy if you're a makeup newbie or are in a bit of a rut and are looking for eye inspiration.
Behind the glamour guide is a really nice mirror, which is great for travel (say, to Monaco or St. Tropez) so you won't need to pack an extra mirror or compact. Bonus points!

This is the first Too Faced palette that I've owned, and I have to say I am very happy with my purchase. I will definitely be a fan for life. Have you tried Too Faced products before? Love them or not so much? What about this palette, it's amazeballs right? :) xoxo Mandy

My Perfume Collection ♥

Howdy cuties! Happy weekend! The other day I made a video about my perfume collection, and I thought I'd post it here today. It was fun filming, and I own way more perfumes than I realized, haha. What perfumes are you currently loving? xoxo Mandy

Sunkissed + Blushing Spring Makeup Tutorial

Hey lovelies! Guess what? I made my very first makeup tutorial! I was super nervous making this video because I've never made one before, but it was a lot of fun. It's not my best video and I hope to get better over time, but I hope you guys can still get some use from it and maybe try out a new look! :) 
Also wanted to mention, I'm definitely not a professional when it comes to makeup (I'm pretty much self-taught via Youtube videos), but this is just how I apply mine. 

What look do you like to wear for Spring? xoxo Mandy

Life Lately // Polish, Puppies, and Pampering

Hello cuties! Happy April! Just thought I'd share a little look into what I've been up to lately. Spring is FINALLY here, and I couldn't be happier about it. This is definitely the start of my favorite two seasons. I'm really enjoying having the windows open every day and wearing lighter clothing! :)
So...I'm kind of obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics. Like, a lot. All of their products that I've tried so far have been absolutely amazing, and I'm going to start collecting everything they make. If you haven't tried this brand yet and are interested, I definitely recommend the They're Real Mascara, The Porefessional Primer, or the Watt's Up Highlighter. All three are amazing and I promise you won't be disappointed.
Little Princess Sami, miss queen diva. This little girl is so spoiled and she knows it, haha. I love the cute faces she makes though. :)
My two most recent "home manicures"...Essie's Mint Candy Apple and Essie's Haute As Hello. Taking an hour once a week to touch up my nails and keep my hands looking nice is one of my favorite ways to take some me time and relax. And yeah, I know....Essie much?
Editing a new video and pretending that I can't see the mess of makeup and beauty products on my desk. You should pretend you don't see it either. ;)
The obligatory selfie post-filming. It's obligatory...right? No? Okay fine...the "I woke up like this" selfie. Don't judge, you know you do it too, haha.
Speaking of flawless Queen Bey, this is my new mantra for 2014. 
I'm finally reading Divergent! :) Thanks to my lovely mom for this little gift. I'm really excited to read this, and as soon as I finish it I'm going to see the movie. Have you read this series? Is it good? (No spoilers, please!)
A random snapshot from my Spring + Summer Haul video. I'm kind of obsessed with Forever 21 jewelry, if you can't tell. Loveeee it!
Some new goodies from The Body Shop. Their Chocomania line is to DIE for, it smells so good. And hellooo! Banana shampoo? Yes please. (This stuff looks and smells like banana baby food, but in a good way, haha.)

So yeah, that's just a little glimpse into my life for the past couple weeks. Well, at least the stuff I've instagramed, haha. Behind the scenes, I'm on a new schedule/routine and I'm more productive than ever, which is amazing. I've got a game plan for the next 6 months and a lot is happening. I'm saving up to move. I've found the most perfect apartment and I'm waiting to hear if it will be available for my move-in date. I'm going to be job-hunting in the next month or two (so keep your fingers crossed for me!). And on top of all of this, I'm having an absolute blast making videos for my channel, and it's growing faster than I ever thought it would. I mean honestly, I thought only like 5 people (including my mom) would be watching my videos. I can't believe my channel is nearly at 250 subscribers, how cool is that? :)

What have y'all been up to lately? Has spring arrived in your neck of the woods yet? xoxo Mandy

HUGE Spring + Summer Fashion Haul!

Hey hey babydolls! I have a new video to share, it's a big fashion and accessories haul for spring and summer. I was cleaning out my closet a week or two ago and noticed that I really didn't have much in terms of summer clothes. When it comes to shopping, I tend to gravitate to dresses more than tops, so I decided to focus mostly on blouses and do a bit of retail therapy (which was a blast, and now I can't stop looking at cute shirts when I'm out shopping, haha). I used to wear mostly t-shirts in the spring/summer because they're comfortable and I felt like I could better hide my "curves", but now I've got cute tops that are comfy AND stylish, and I couldn't be happier! :)

What clothes/styles are your favorite for this season? Which stores are your favorite to shop at? xoxo Mandy

Happy Spring!

Happy 1st day of Spring! This is the start of my favorite seasons (spring + summer), and to celebrate I made an 'I Heart Spring' tag video. It was really fun answering all of these questions and sharing a little more about myself with you guys. If you feel like celebrating too, I'd love for you to make a video/blog post answering these questions, and leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!

Also, I recently shared an updated What's In My Makeup Bag had been a few years since I had done one, so I figured it was time for an update.

Love you guys! What are looking forward to most this Spring? xoxo Mandy

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