GYMSHARK HAUL + TRY ON | camo, vital, flex

WHAT’S UP fam jam a lam. Today we have another GYMSHARK haul and try on of pieces from the camo, vital, and flex collections. I hope that you enjoy and this video is helpful! As always, thank you for being here and spending time with me XOXO

Height: 5’4″
Weight: 150 lbs
Size: medium for everything
Whitney Simmons x Gymshark review https://youtu.be/fx9Q26F9Ywo

GYMSHARK SALE INFO https://www.gymshark.com/blogs/news/b…

THE GOOD STUFF: Camo leggings – sage https://www.gymshark.com/collections/…
Vital seamless t-shirt – pink marl https://www.gymshark.com/collections/…
Flex sports long sleeve crop – black https://www.gymshark.com/collections/…

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AMAZON swimsuits under $25

“Why spend $50/piece when you can get a whole swimsuit for half the price?”

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WAZZUP, fam jam! Hi, hello, and welcome to my review of AMAZON swimwear under $25. Yes, you heard (read) me right, under twenty-five dollars. I have four swimsuits to review for you, and I’m hype about it. I hope you are too.

If you’re looking to save some ca$h money on swimwear, you’re in the right place. I know y’all know wassup with bikini pieces costing $40+ EACH. I’m not down to fuck with that. No thanks, sis. I want quality and style and I don’t want to spend half a paycheck.
TO DISCLAIM: I am 5’4” and 150 lbs. Personal, but I know it helps when peeps are buying swimsuits to know body measurements.
PS – read the Amazon reviews!!! I can’t preach this enough. Check photos. See if a suit runs small or large. Look at how it fits on consumers. This is how I nailed this so well and minimized my returns.

Let’s start with the TWO PIECE I bought – this lil’ red number which made me feel super sexy on my honeymoon.

This suit cuts at the right spots and sits perfectly on my body. I am definitely on the curvy side, with a large caboose to fit in the back, if you know what I’m sayin’. Not gonna lie, for my honeymoon I was looking for some cheeky pieces, and this fits the number. But hear me out, it’s not TOO cheeky. I think I’ll actually take this swimsuit on my family vacation.This suit is not too tight and the bottoms cover up the lower part of my tummy, which I highly appreciate.

PERKS – high-waisted, fits snug but not too tight, doesn’t show too much booty, padding included
COST – $19.99
SIZE – medium

ONTO THE NEXT, a spicy one-piece which makes for GREAT photos. And is flattering to wear.

Who doesn’t love a black bathing suit? Flatters, smoothes, and looks great on everyone. This suit is also high-waisted but I did have to pull it up just a bit to cover my belly button a few times. Not that this suit should cover your belly button (lol), but that’s to give you a reference of how far up my stomach it came. I like this suit a lot, and felt smokinnnn in it. It’s more cheeky than the last suit (I wouldn’t wear this on a family vacay), so it’s perfect for some one-on-one time with your S.O. *insert fire emoji, which is my fav cause it means spicy and HOT*

This suit does have adjustable straps for your comfort, as well as a tie-front to the top that let’s you adjust your bosom. Lol. Okay I need to move on before I start coming up with other weird descriptors of this one.

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PERKS – high-waisted and straps are customizable, sexy cut-outs, staple piece swimsuit, padding included
COST – $18.99
SIZE – large (size up for this one)

Okay this is a recent addition of mine, this one-piece minty blue lemon swimsuit. How freaking adorable.

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I love the fun that is captured in this one-piece. It’s stylish, cute, can be worn with some denim shorts to a pool party. I just… am in love. Again with this piece I read reviews and looked at photos of actual consumers before purchasing. Everything I read said it ran true to size and I would agree! Straps are adjustable which makes for a comfy fit.

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PERKS – adjustable straps, cute print and vibrant colors, fits true-to-size, padding included
COST –$24.99
SIZE – medium

Psssst, I have ONE MORE for you as I thought it wasn’t going to arrive for another two weeks – yay! My final swimsuit is a two-piece with a fun print and vibrant colors.

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It is completely family vacation approved with little cheek action in the back. Luckily it does fit me around the waist but I will say it does seem kind of snug in the waistband and leave little room to “fluctuate.” Lol. Ladies, I know you feel me on this. Nevertheless I’m very comfortable in it and I love the way it flatters my tummy anyways!

PERKS – can wear with/without the straps, cute print and vibrant colors, fits true-to-size, padding included, covers the belly
COST –$18.99
SIZE – mediumSoooo what are your thoughts?! Have you ordered swimwear/fashion items from Amazon before? How is the quality? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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AFFORDABLE MAKEUP | JOAH Truly Yours Foundation + Concealer

Who in their right mind wouldn’t be obsessed with a bomb ass drugstore makeup brand with products under $10??? There was a major hit and a major miss in this video – watch and find out 🙂

Thank you, as always, for spending some of your time with me XOXO

PRODUCTS:
Soap & Glory one heck of a blot primer
JOAH Truly Yours foundation in natural ivory
JOAH Truly Yours full coverage concealer in porcelain
IT Cosmetics bye bye pores pressed powder in translucent
Benefit hoola bronzer
Anastasia Beverly Hills blush trio in pool party
BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel eyeshadow palette
Trestique eyebrow pencil in espresso
Pretty Vulgar ink blacklist gel eyeliner
Essence lash princess mascara
Ofra long lasting liquid lip in verona

MAKEUP TOOLS:
Sonia Kashuk blending sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
Tweezerman lash curler
small Elf pencil brush
small Aesthetica eyeliner brush

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EMPTIES #2 | Products I’ve use up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

HEYOOOOO – more empties! a little skincare, makeup, and lifestyle! hope you enjoy and lmk if you’ve tried any of these // have other recommendations! 🙂 happy Sunday and chat soon

thank you, as always, for spending some time with me

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Alba Botanica Hawaiian oil-free moisturizer
Clinique take the day off cleansing balm
Batiste dry shampoo
Vitafusion women’s multivitamin
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes (from Costco)
Beauty 360 calming daily moisturizer
Butter London double decker mascara
The Body Shop seaweed oil balancing clay mask
Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge
L’oreal blend artist foundation blender
L’occitane almond shower oil

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*MOSTLY* COLOURPOP MAKEUP | Disney collection, No filter foundation & concealer, & MORE | Katrina S

HEYYYYYY – this is a highly anticipated video (mostly from me lol) as I am a huge Colourpop super fan – no surprise there. I test out some face products, Disney collection, and a couple other randoms in this.

ENJOY – and thank you for spending some time with me today xo

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Neutrogena Hydroboost water gel
Benefit POREfessional primer
Colourpop no filter foundation
Colourpop no filter concealer
Covergirl clean matte pressed powder
Physician’s Formula butter bronzer
RealHer be fearless, be limitless blush kit
Colourpop Disney ‘It’s a Princess Thing’ eyeshadow
Colourpop lux lipstick in ‘Ariel’

BRUSHES (in order mentioned):
Sonia Kashuk blending sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
Vintage Cosmetics company – step 2 for the shadow
Luxie 207T
small Elf brush for inner corner highlight

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Morphe 25B Palette – what’s good?

“You can create several looks using this palette
without reaching for another.”

The 25B Bronzed Mocha eyeshadow palette from Morphe will cost you $18.00 and that means each shade is less than $1/each (there are 25 shades). The value is phenomenal for what Morphe charges and I think it’s fair to say this is worth Image result for clap emoji your Image result for clap emoji money Image result for clap emoji honey.

We’ve got lid shades, transition colors, six shimmer shades, and a handful of deeper browns/purples to create that smokey look for a night out.

With so many colors in the “neutral” range, I will admit they could’ve dropped five shades that look pretty similar to each other. I think it’s slightly pointless to include a double of any eyeshadow color in the same palette – but hey, maybe someone somewhere is using those two shades separately and then what do I know, right?

Back to this palette having enough shades for an entire look – it’s really a one-stop-shop! And for that, I love it. Imagine going away for a weekend and wanting to take just one palette – the Morphe 25B is your guy. You can get several looks ranging from light and fresh to dark and smokey. Their shimmer shades are gorgeous and provide a stunning “pop of shimmer” to the eyelid.

I am thoroughly impressed with this palette and I must admit, it does kind of tempt me to purchase their other palette of this size: the 25A Copper Spice palette. For less than $20 you just cannot beat it and the quality is there! I love Morphe’s eyeshadow palettes and I’ll happily continue to purchase.

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I Emptied *another* Six Skincare Products…

“What am I doing with my life besides
working and buying skincare products?”

LOOK WHO’S BACK with another empties post. Ya girl right here. Idk about y’all but I love when someone posts an empties blog post – I am all about the reviews and finding out if people want to repurchase something. It feeds some kind of drug to my mind like, “Oooo wonder if that face mask made a difference” or “That toner put in WURK but is it worth the price tag?” Lemme click and find out.

So I hope that’s what you came here for! Cause I’m about to give it to ya.

First up, the Pixi Glow Tonic – can be found at Target for $15.00 (tho you can get a better value for the 250 ML for $29.00 just FYI).
I love this stuff – it’s a solid product. Might not be life-changing, but for some reason I can’t get my hands off it. I began using this product and kept a four-week diary on how it changed my skin. If you’re interested in those results, I’d suggest reading that!
Would I repurchase? Already have!

Next I had a sample of the Mint Pear C Your Youth Vitamin C serum – $39.00
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My thoughts on this are that it’s not bad, and the price is relatively decent for other competitive face serums on the market. I do love the feeling of applying this to my face as it sinks into my skin and traps in the hydration. I wake up in the morning and still feel the product.

Would I repurchase? Actually, maybe (had I not found this other serum).

First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser with red clay – $24.00
I looooooooved this cleanser while I had it. It’s rather luxurious and created a thick lather on the face, which I loved. My skin was left feeling refreshed, clean, and smooth. It was a great feeling. I’d use this about 2-3 times a week (as I didn’t want to overdo it). If you’re still interested, I’d recommend checking out the full review so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it!

Would I repurchase? Yeah! For sure.

Tarte Maracuja Oil – travel size is $16 and large size is $48
I have raved about this godsend before and I’ll rave again. It’s amazing. Hydrating without being sticky/greasy, sinks right into the skin, provides a deep hydration that lasts through the night and into the next day. I rave even more in my full review for those wanting additional benefits. And then again in “The Best of Ipsy.”

Would I repurchase? Already have like 3 times!

South Mane Under Eye Gels – pack of 3 for $9.00
I think this product could be easily looked past and fall into the “underrated” category. These were a good, solid set of eye masks. They were hydrating, stuck fairly well to the skin (tho they will slide around if you’re walking all over or dancing to Drake), and you’re left with a smooth and moisturized under eye area. You are supposed to keep them on for 30 mins, which is a bit much. But honey make yourself a cup of tea, turn on Friends for the 1,000,000th time and relax!
Now that I go investigate the price of these online, I think I’ll buy a pack or two. Well worth the price and I enjoy the process as well as the outcome.

Would I repurchase? About to.

Lastly are my trusty ol’ Kirkland brand Daily Facial Wipes (makeup remover) – they’re selling 150 on Amazon for $24.99
These are a solid choice and won’t steer you wrong. However… however – if you have sensitive skin you might not like how “rough” these are. I find they kind of tug at the skin but they do cleanse away your makeup. I go in with a face wash after using this anyways, but they do a good job removing the first layer. Are there better ones out there? Sure. Will these get the job done? Yes.

Would I repurchase? Already have – thank you, Costco.

So those are my skincare empties! Anyone else have the same ones? What are your thoughts? Are you intrigued? Have you tried any? Let me know below so we can chat!

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Obsessing over the Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Eyeshadow Palette

“Having the original palette did not stop me from purchasing the deluxe edition.”

See a little tutorial I filmed using this palette on my Instagram here!

I bought Carli Bybel’s deluxe edition eyeshadow palette from BH Cosmetics for $22.50. I actually think I snagged this while it was on sale for an even lower price, but paying $23 for this does not break the bank by any means.

For those of you that have already purchased her original palette, I’ll link my thoughts on that one here! Otherwise, ignore this paragraph because I believe that one has sold out and discontinued (wahhh).

HOWEVER – for you guys/gals who may not have known about the original palette in the first place and are still looking for a versatile, easy-to-use eyeshadow palette, this one may suit you perfectly. There are transition colors for days, shades for warm and cool-toned looks, and highlights to shine to the Gods.

With 21 different eyeshadows and highlighting shades, there is something for every eye color. This palette allows the option to build up an eye look so gradiently and effortlessly. The shadows have a ton of pigment and blend easily enough for me (a total “wannabe” makeup user). I would recommend this palette to any of my friends.

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • versatility with one palette to create multiple looks
  • shadows are pigmented and blend easily for us beginners
  • highlight shades are POPPIN’ so that’s an additional benefit to get highlighter shades in an eyeshadow palette
  • loads of transition shades and colors to build up an eye look
  • extremely affordable price for 21 different colors

I absolutely adore Carli Bybel and am happy to support her by purchasing her eyeshadow palette – or both. If you have an opportunity to snag this puppy, don’t sleep on it! It is such good quality at an affordable cost.

Way to go Carli – you’re a queen on YouTube and a queen of makeup.

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Product Feature: Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush

“I can’t get my hands off this blush.”

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I have alternated between this Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush (in hush blush) and just one other product since I received this in my March Boxycharm. Tbh, I am v thankful I didn’t receive the other shade of this product that was distributed, as that hot pink would not have done well for me and my pasty complexion.

The shade I received is hush blush and it. is. perfection. This is a medium-toned rose color that is very flattering and easy to blend out. I get home at 5:30 pm and still see this on my cheeks. It doesn’t fade and honey – IT 👏🏻 WILL 👏🏻 LAST 👏🏻 YOU.

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Retailing at $26, I think the price is very fair. I have used it almost every day for over two months and it’s not showing signs of hitting pan (as it shouldn’t). It is a beautiful color, blends easily for us beginners, and contains a lot of product. I will happily pay the $26 for this.

Would I repurchase? I think when I run out, yes! I really love it and it has become a staple item in my collection (as I sit in our beach house & it’s packed in my makeup bag upstairs). It is great quality and I tip my hat to Pretty Vulgar for making a *blushing* entrance into the world of cosmetics.

RECAP:

  • blends like a dream
  • medium rosey shade
  • decently priced
  • nice packaging & large quantity of product

Do I have any Boxycharm lovers out there? What were your thoughts on this blush – what shade did you get? Has anyone else tried this? Let me know your thoughts so I can ramble on some more about this!

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Boxycharm Review: April 2018

“My Dr. Brandt product was worth 2.5x what I paid for this box.”

Today we’re talking about April 2018 BOXYCHARM products! And I don’t typically start off a post with an exclamation mark so I must be excited!!! Lol.

No, but seriously, let’s just jump right in.

First up, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, the $47.00 Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum face mask.

It’s no secret that this product alone is worth roughly 2.5x the box’s cost (which is $20/month). This, by itself, is such a steal. I think I immediately enjoyed this mask the first time I used it. It applies as a clear jelly-like consistency, with tiny blue beads that massage into your skin. Once dried down, it turns a light blue color and has a chalky smooth feel to it. I love the feeling, as when it dries down it’s very cooling on the skin.

My skin feels GREAT after using this product – silky smooth and declogged. I’ve been using this face mask for 1-2 times a week about the last 3 weeks. I don’t notice a change in my shine-factor – which is no surprise since I’m oily af. But I do feel cleansed, and I will continue to use this up.

Second, I received my VERY FIRST MAC PRODUCT. Okay okay okay I know, all my beauty gurus are out there are like ‘are you joking‘… but no, I have never bought myself a MAC product. And I know it sounds as ridiculous as I feel typing it.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in the shade ‘burnt violet’ runs $21.00.

This lipstick is very, very creamy. I gotta be honest I’m super hype to have this lipstick in my collection but I am just wondering… WTF is up with the shade? I barely have the balls to wear something bold in the fall let alone the middle of April. With that being said, I am still very excited to have this in my arsenal and will certainly work it into a fall look of 2018 – even tho it looks a teensy weensy bit streaky swatched but it’s fine we’ll make it work.

Next up is from The BrowGal – Instatint brow gel in light blonde – $22.00 on their website.

This product did not 👏🏻 come 👏🏻 to 👏🏻 play. I can’t believe how much this one shook me. One look at it and I was thinking, “this is too light for my eyebrows,” but no honey it builds up extremely nicely. This filled in my brow so quickly and is 100% fool proof.

I’m a girl who doesn’t even do my brows so for me to like this is saying something. I will continue to use it – I’m impressed!

I’m so happy to receive the Colourpop Element of Surprise eyeshadow palette which doesn’t take a whole paycheck to splurge on (thank you, Colourpop 🙏🏻 ).

As you can see, this palette really is an element of surprise. You get a splash of pink and a couple holographic shimmer shades to ‘wow’ on the lid. Yet this palette still includes a couple natural shades with a dark creamy brown to darken the outer crease – everything you need to create a one-palette look. I love Colourpop eyeshadow palettes so it’s no surprise to anyone that I love this one too. I will always accept a CP palette into my collection no matter the lack of space.

Lastly are these adorable SLMissGlam eyeshadow brush duo for $38.50 (currently sold out).

This value and the Dr. Brandt items make me never want to quit Boxycharm if I’m honest. First, the look – so beautifully gorgeous! These brushes are a staple for any gal’s growing makeup vanity collection.

Secondly, the purple-tipped brush is coming for my Beau Gachis tapered blending brush (which, btw, I’m obsessed with). It is so soft and I love how flimsy it is for blending shades into my crease. This is also a phenomenal brush to smooth and blend out any harsh colors as it distributes your crease shade SO. NICELY. Ugh – I’m so happy to add these brushes to my collection.

And that’s the box review today! This was a bit of a lengthy post – I think I’m a little chatty. Work has been stressful so I come here to release a bit of stress and anxious-ness. I hope all you lovely readers enjoyed (if you made it to the end). Thanks for stopping by.

Xoxo,
KS Loves

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