Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Review & Demo

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders have gotten a lot of hype in the YouTube/Beauty Blogger Community. Being a dry skin girl (kinda), I was a little leery about trying them out. Also, most of the people I saw raving about them were lighter complected, so I wasn’t sure how nice these powders would be on dark skin. So when I saw that the new limited edition Ambient Lighting Palette came out, I decided to give it a go, since it would allow me to try out multiple powders at once. Continue reading for my thoughts on this product! If you would just like to see how I apply these, scroll down to the middle of the post for my video!

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My Most Used Highlighters, An Overview & Comparison

Can I just start this post by saying, I have waaaay too many highlighters! I knew I had a good amount because I’m obsessed with them, but I never knew just how many until I pulled them out for this post. Originally when I thought about doing this post, I was going to provide swatches for every highlighter in my collection, but after seeing how many I have, that’s not happening. Instead, I picked out the best 1-2 products from different color categories. I hope you enjoy!

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Top 10 Products Worth the Splurge

I’m a girl who loves a bargain, but some products are definitely splurge-worthy! Check out my video below to see the products that are worth the splurge for me! Enjoy!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Foundation in 4.1
Nars Translucent Crystal Loose Setting Powder
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel
Nars Blush in Taj Mahal
Urban Decay Naked & Naked 2 Palettes
MAC Lipstick in Ravishing
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Creamsicle
Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Conditioner
Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle!

RELATED LINKS:
Top 10 Under $10
Smashbox Studio Skin Review
Hourglass Muse First Impression
Staple Hair Products
NARS Loose Powder & Concealer Review

What products do you deem “splurge-worthy”?

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Battle of the Brands: Urban Decay vs Milani Eyeshadow Primer

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On my last haul video, I mentioned a new eyeshadow primer that I decided to try, the Milani Eye Primer. As you probably already know, the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (UDPP) is my go-to eye primer. Prior to purchasing the Milani one, I had been using UDPP everyday (literally). Continue reading to see how the two primers measure up!

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Ayesha’s Beauty Bests & Worsts of 2012 Hair Edition

This is part 2 of my favorite and  most un-favorite products of 2012. Click HERE to see part 1 (makeup edition).

Related Links:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo Review
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner Review
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Mask Review
Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Review
Donna Marie Dream Curling Creme Review
Curl Junkie Curl Queen Review
Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle Review
My Wash & Go Routine
My Staple Hair Product Listing

What hair products did you love and/or hate in 2012?

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Ayesha’s Beauty Bests & Worsts of 2012

It’s the end of the year so I wanted to share my favorite makeup products of 2012. I also threw in a few items that I absolutely loathed this year. This is a long video, so if you decide to watch, make sure you have your popcorn ready! Enjoy!

What were your Beauty Bests and Worsts this year?

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