What's in my makeup bag♥

Hi everyone!
I love looking at "what's in my bag" and " what's in my makeup bag" post so I thought I would do one in case anyone loves looking at them as much as I do!

My makeup bag: Kenneth Cole from Winners

Maybelline Baby Lips: Always always always have a good lip balm in my bag. The baby lips ones are amazing and some of them even have a tint to them!
Mac lip luster in Plink!: Great color that will go with everything. The luster formula from mac is my favorite, it makes it look like you almost have a gloss over top.
Smashbox Lip gloss: I'm just trying this one out right now so I don't have to much to say about it yet but the smashbox lip glosses never disappoint!
Benefit Posietint: This is a great thing to have it you ever want to have a blush in your bag but you don't want to pack a brush as well. This is super easy to apply and lasts all day!
DYNK roller ball perfume: This is really handy to have in your purse as a rollerball is always easy to apply on the go
Mascara: I have way to many mascara samplers so I've been using them in my make up bag because they are really small and don't take up much room. Also it's been a great way to try them all out and see which ones I like
Maybelline Dream Matte powder: A pressed powder is always great to have if you're going to be out all day and need a quick touch up. This one from maybelline is great for people with oily skin.

Tarte eyelash curler: This is great to have in you bag as a quick fix. If you're nervous about putting on a second layer of mascara because you think it will get clumpy then just hold the eyelash curler on your eyelashes for a second and you'll be good!
Bobby pins & hair bands: for obvious reasons!
Blotting papers: These are a must have for me in the summer! I have oily skin and that does not mix well with the heat!
Blending brush: I love having a blending brush in my bag because if I'm ever feeling like my eyeshadow is creasing or just not looking to great I'll just blend it in a little bit and it will be as good as new!
Tweezers: Always handy to have in you bag

Contact solution and contact case: I have this in my bag just in case. I can still see fairly well without my contacts so if they're every bugging me one day I know I can always take them off.
Deodorant: You never know when you'll need this!
Mouthwash: This travel size bottle always comes in handy! I just keep refilling it with my bigger bottle I have at home.

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed this post! What are some of your must haves in your makeup bags??



Five Things

Orchid Plant I got for my birthday

All time favorite candle from Bath & Body works 

Salt water taffy

Nude wedges from Aldo

Jewellery organizer from Bed Bath & Beyond

What are some of your favorite things? 


Nail of the Day

I'm obsessed with this rainbow connection nail polish by OPI but it is so hard to get off! Does anyone have any good tips for removing glitter nail polish??


Outfit of the night!

lace dress from Aritzia (awkward angle, doesn't do the dress justice) 

Make up & Hair

Shoes from Urban Outfitters

Bracelets from Silpada (left) & boutique in Dominican (right)



Huge beauty haul!

So this is a haul of somethings I've picked up over the past week or so

 Benefit Watt's Up
Before a few months ago I never was one to wear a highlighter… and then around Christmas time I received the Nars albatross and I really like it! It’s more of a glittery , chunky texture so I wouldn’t really recommend it for everyday use but it is great! The benefit highlighter is perfect for the summer with a glowy champagne color, it's definitely one of my new favorites! 

 Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder
This is a repurchase… and I will continue to buy it again and again. I have fairly oily skin and after working an 9 hr shift my makeup definitely doesn’t look the same as it did at 6am. This stuff is AMAZING… I can’t say enough good things about it…. My makeup lasts all day … it gives my face a nice matte finish. I just apply it after my foundation and blush and I apply it just in my T-zone, you barely need any so it is definitely worth the $35.00

Rose Jam bubble bar-Lush
I thought this one was so cute because it looks like a macaroon… I’m awful at describing smells but it has a fruity rose smell to it… and I'm really excited to try this out and see what all the bubble bar fuss is about.

Lush lip scrub in  Mint Juleps
 I LOVE this product… It makes my lips feel so smooth and if I put lip stick on after it, it goes on so perfectly . 

Revlon 3D mascara
LOVE this mascara, this is probably the 4th one I’ve purchased. It reminds me a lot of Benefits "They're real" mascara except half the cost!I talk more about it in my “may favorites” post down below.

Maybelline baby lips in pink punch

I have a few of these and I love them! Super moisturizing and makes your lips feel really soft for a long time. Maybelline claims “8h moisture” but I don’t know if I would agree with them but it definitely moisturizes your lips. It also has a really nice pink tint to it which is always a plus!

BH cosmetics blush palette

I’ve never ordered from BH cosmetics before so I was really excited to see what all the hype was about. At first glance this palette looks really nice and a great value considering I got it for $11 (there was a sale on that day). I haven’t used this product enough to really decide if I like it or not. I’ve tried a few of the colors and liked them but I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite. I found some of the lighter colors weren’t very pigmented but we will see if after more use I will have changed my mind. Has anyone else tried BH cosmetics?

BH cosmetics neutral palette

This palette is great! Especially for someone who is just starting out and wants a good bang for your buck! BH cosmetics is always having great sales so I got this palette for I think $12. Which is amazing considering all the different colors of eye shadow you get. You can do so many looks with this palette and the quality of the eye shadows is amazing. I would definitely recommend this.

Anyway, that's it for my haul...If anyone wants me to do a review on any of these products let me know!



Favorite trend right now

I've been searching for a great high low dress for months now! I love the way the dress looks with a really great pair of shoes, it's a awesome way to show them off too!
Here are a few that have caught my eye:

 What's your favorite trend right now?



Last December I cancelled my Luxe and Glymm box subscriptions I had because I just felt like I wasn’t getting my money’s worth. They were always such a hit or miss.
 Recently I caved after hearing so many great reviews on Glossy box and I signed up for their monthly membership. I received my May box a few weeks ago and l was more than surprised when I opened it.I definitely got more that I paid for ($15 a month).
Now I’m just counting down the days until I get my next one! I’ll post some pictures this time.

Fingers crossed that this month is just as great or even better than last!



May Favorites!


I've found some great new products that I've been obsessing over all month and thought you'd might like to see them.

Beauty Favorites:
  •  Revlon Photo ready 3D mascara 
  - There are so many reason why I love this mascara. Mainly because it closely resembles one of my favorites Benefit "they're real mascara. Both brushes have a spiked tip on the end that makes it super easy to wing out your eyelashes. The Revlon 3D mascara gives you so much volume and for a third of the price of the benefit one it's perfect and I will definitely be purchasing it again!

  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 
- I've LOVED this foundation since last summer. Before it I was never a liquid foundation user. Everyday I would just use my MAC msf and some concealer. But my routine completely changed after using vita aqua. Its water based so I think that's why I was drawn to it in the first place. I have fairly oily skin so it's perfect for me. On top of all that it literally feels like you have nothing on your face... which is the best part. It also last all day and you don't need to use that much. I would recommend this to anyone!

  • MAC's luster in Plink!
This is the perfect lipstick if you're in a hurry and need a quick lip color. It goes with everything and is always my go to lip! 

  •  Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
This is a new discovery for me. I recently got all over highlights in my hair, which made my hair feel extremely dry and damaged. So I did some research and found a bunch of people were raving about this. After trying it just one time (shampooed my hair and then put the conditioner in for 10 minutes and rinse) my hair felt 100 times better. My boyfriend even commented on how " soft and shinny" my hair looked. This is definitely a repurchase for me. 

Random favorites of the month:
  • Apple sauce 
  • PC ice cream sandwiches
  • The driving range (Boyfriends influence)
  • Glossybox ( I'll be doing a post on this within the next few days)

I'd love to know, what are some of your May favorites??

xo Tawny