Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm Back!!!


         I can finally say that I am officially back!!! After some serious consideration I decided that I couldn't give up blogging forever and that it was time to start up again! I've been trying lots and lots of stuff while I have been away and I cannot wait to show you guys! Follow me on Instagram: @taylorrford  Twitter: @girlmeetsbeauty & Tumblr: Be You.
       I hope you all are having a fabulous Christmas and I cannot wait to see all the goodies you got!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Naked 2 Palette

 Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper
 Tease, Snakebite, Susupect, Pistol
Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Three months is the amont of time it has taken me to decide on if I wanted to buy thise palette or not. And when I was at Sephora I saw it and jus tthought, why not! I never thought I would need a naked palette, but I've been wearing bright lipsticks and nails a lot and thought that I needed more neutral colors for my eyes, and what better neutral colors than the Naked 2 Palette! I'm not going to go too into the colors, I really like them and I'm excited to do some fun looks. My favorite colors in the palette are Half Baked, Chopper, Snakebite, and YDK. They all go on really smoothly and I love hgow the palette is tin.
Do you guys have any of the two naked palettes?

Monday, July 9, 2012

MAC To Catch A Sailor

  Feeling adventurous? I was. And that is why instead of buying anything else from the Hey Sailor collection I bought this gold lipstick. I have not seen anyone else who has bought this gold lipstick, and honestly I'm here to convince you guys that you should! Don't be afraid of it, I was for along time even after I bought it. But all you have to do is layer a light pink lipgloss over it and it looks fabulous!! It looks like the percet gold and pink lipgloss. I've had tons of people ask me where I've gotten my lipgloss from. And it's perfect look for summer when you're just wearing a little bit of foundation and concealer it adds a nice summery golden to yourlips. If you like to really experiment with makeup thenI say definitely go for it. It looks okay by itself as well, but I'm not that daring and I feel it looks better with something layered over it. I have even mixed in a bit or Morange or Up The Amp with it and it looks great. And you don't need to put a lot on to get the effect.
So will you guys try this one out?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lush Bath Time

 With it being summer I finally had time to sit in the bath and relax a little. I've had these Lush products around for forever but hadn't had the time to try them yet. I had two bath bombs and one bubble bar. The orange one on the left is the Yuzu and Cocoa bubble bar. For those of you who don't know what Yuzu is, like me, it is a Japanese fruit that is similar to an orange. It smells absolutely delicious, like fruit and coconut, it was very relaxing and it turn your bath water orange. I wanted to try out a new bubble bar and that is why I bought this one but to be honest I don't know if I would buy it again. I split it in half so it lasted me for two baths, but I don't like it as much as I like the comforter. And the comforter lasts me longer anyways. So it's good for a one time thing but It isn't a regular on my list. Next is the Butterball bath bomb it was my favorite out of all of them! It smells like vanilla and has chunks of coca butter in it! I didn't know that when I put it in my bath so it was such a pleasant surprise. It made my bath water so moisturizing. If you're ever going to buy a bath bomb ever, buy this one! Even if you don't plan on buying a bath bomb go an buy this one anyways. It is a must have. Compared to the other two the next one is super boring, and I probably won't buy it again. It is the Avobath. It smells like lemongrass and it is really fresh. It has no tricks like the butterball, it simply fizzes away and smells fresh...boring. If you're gonna spend money on a bath bomb definitely buy something with some tricks up it's sleeve! 
   Which bath bomb is your favorite??


Monday, July 2, 2012

Carols Daughter Chocolat Blow Dry Cream

  After my recent success with Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Repair Collection I decided to try out more of her stuff! At a recent trip to sephora I was asked if I wanted to use any beauty insider points to get a sample, and when I saw this I had to get it right away! Being a little to over-excited I hopped inthe shower right when I got home, used all of my monoi products, and then hopped out and put a little of this in my hair. If you have thin hair yo really only need a dime sized amount, but if you have thicker curly hair, like myself, I sugggest splitting your hair in two and using a dime sized amount on each. After doing this my hair smelled like the delicious chocolat scent it gave off and then I proceeded to blowdry. With this and my monoi collection after blowdrying there was no damage! and I have tried every drug-store brand of blowdrying cream and they are all either to sticky or too greasy, and do not really protect. But this is wonderful! It left my hair feeling so soft and I was able to straighten it with no porblems what so ever! If you are in need of a blow dry cream I really do suggest this one! It is amazing! This is a sample size but the full size is $22. And it is totally worth it. I can't wait to try more Carols Daughter products!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Birchbox June 2012

  Recieving this months birchbox was a very sad day in my birchbox history, worse than the laundry detergent in my eyes. Normally I try to give everything in my birchbox a chance before shutting it down completely, but there was no way I could open this box and even act remotely excited. So here's what I recieved:
-The Balm Cosmetics Staniac- I wasn't very excited about this since I already own Benetint but I gave it a try. To be honest, it was really bad. Gel like and you had to applky a lot to get even a little bit of color stain on your lips.
- Melvita Floral Water- This is supposed to be used for after sun exposure to keep your skin safe, and refreshed and healthy looking. So after about an hour of laying in the sun(with sunscreen) I came inside and decided to spray some on my face. My face instantly became itchy and hot, and I got red hives and patches on my face, do I really even need to say that I will never be touching this again?
-Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- This to me is a sort of mixture between lotion and vaseline. It has a weird texture, and is to be used on cuticles, rough feet, and elbows and things. It probably was a nice addition, but the sample size was way too small for me be able to try it out long enough to see if it is actually worth buying.
- Band-Aids Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids- This was a cute idea, exciept I feel that they are a  bit childish. If I am going to wear abandaid I'm probably just going to buy regular bandaids. Especially because these cost twelve dollars and the designs are not very visible on the band-aids themselves.
-Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- This is the one product I actually LOVE.When I run out of the one that I have now I will be buying it again. I have tried a lot of felt tip eyeliners and they never work over my eyeshadow if I have some on, butthis one has noproblem going over eyeshadow and it gives you the smallest line ever! You can of course build it to get bigger.
EXTRA- John Varvatos Star U.S.A- Even though it was Father's Day I was super upset that they added this. I understand they're just trying to advertise their Birchbox Man but if I wanted anything manly in my box I would but Birchbox man. I felt this was a really poor addition expecially after that Band-Aids.
  So what did you guys think of this months box?? What did you get in yours?


Saturday, June 23, 2012

MAC Minzeralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit

I was so excited to use this before I took pictures of it that I lost the box! Going with my summer theme I wanted to do something that would make my skin look a little bit more summer like, and since I'm already brown tanning and bronzer, in my opinion was out of the question. So I  went to the MAC counter and asked them for a bit of help and I tried out three skin finishes and this is the one I ended up loving the most! It's called Gold Deposit and It looks lovely on the skin! It give the skin a sun kissed look without the over powering look of too much glitter which I thought it would do, but totally doesn't. I apply it with my real techniques blush brush, and apply it on my cheek bones uptowards my forehad making the shape of a three and then a litle down th bridge of my nose and then a little on my upper lip. When I say I put it in these places I mean that I put a bit on my brush and make it last for all of these places. This will look lovely on, but don't get too crazy because it could definitely go wrong! For me, this is a summer must have! What do you think?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose

 Summer is here summer is here!! I am so excited that summer is here, the sun is out, there is trips to be taken and fun to had. How many of you are as excited as I am? I am actually so excited that I went out and bought myself this lovely summer perfume! It is the essence of summer to me. I've tried a few samples of the regualr Flowerbomb and I like it but it's just a bit to musky for me. This one is the complete opposite. It is fresh and summery. I would describe it as being flowery and fruity at the same time. It really has a divine smell. I've been using it non-stop since I oredered it. This is the 1.7oz bottle and it cost about eighty dollars, but I guarantee it will last me the whole summer, if not longer. If you're looking for one summer fragrance this summer this oneis it! It captures summer prefectly! What is your summer fragrance?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Carol's Daughter Monoi Reparing Collection

   I am truly upset that I didn't know about this brand before two days ago. This is Carols Daughter Monoi hair repair kit. It comes with monoi shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. Carols Daughter is a paraben and sulfate free brand. I saw this and I picked it up secretly hoping it would work, but knowing that I might of just spent $24 dollars on nothing. I was completely wrong. These are THE BEST products I have ever put in my hair. EVER. My hair is naturally curly, and I chemically straighten it( so bad for it i know), so I'm always looking for things that will repair the damage, and make it shiny and loooking like I just came from the salon. I have yet to find anything, until now. The packagin says to wash, condition and then put the hair mask on, and sit under a hiar dryer for better results, it also promises 96% less breakage with the first use. I did all of the aboce, including sitting under a dryer so I could get the best results. As soon as I washed out the mask my hair felt extremely soft! I waited a bit until my hair dried and then looked a tmy end for breakage. I saw virtually no breakage, which is amazing, because I was thinking I was going to have to cut off so many inches to get rid of my breakage. The smell can smell a bit like a perm, which can smell like eggs, but it's only faint. Let me tell you, if you do not get this hair mask and you have breakage, you must go and buy it!! It is incredible! I can't wait to use it again, and but it again. These travel sizes were $24, and the full size hair mask was $29. It seems a bit high, but it is so worth it, extremely worth it!
Have you tried this brand? Whats your favorite hair mask?


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blog Hop

I joined a blog hop! Can't wait to see all the new friends and followers it brings me! Also can't wait to check out new blogs!! You should do it too! Go here --->Blog Love Therapy


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dior Show Mascara And Amplifier

  Finally getting to this! I've been super excited to review this. I got this in my haul and I've been using it as my main mascara everyday. This is one of the best everyday mascaras you will ever use! I was skeptical at first because I usually use Falsies for my everyday, and it makes my lashes so extremely long, but it also makes them clumped at times. So I've been on the hunt for a mascara that makes them super long, but doesn't clump them. I apply the amplifier first and then put the mascara on top. When I first applied the amplifier I was super excited because it made them look super long, but when I put the mascara on top I was really sad because they were only long, not super long. Then I came to love it! It's so great fore everyday, even though they don't get super long. I came to love it because my lashes look so full! So full, and absolutely clump free! I haven't have to try to get clumps out, and be mad because I have clumps. Clumps are a non-existent thought in my mind when applying this mascara. It also doesn't flake or smudge, which is a huge bonus! I'm currently on an expensive mascara hunt since I've just about tried every drug store mascara I can with no satisfaction other than falsies. I hope you guys will try this out! If you have small eyes and really small lashes to begin with I would watch out for the brush, because it is on the larger side. What is your favorite mascara? Give me ideas so I can try them out!