July 24, 2016

Highlighter Challenge! | MollieBellezza

I thought I would do something fun & different this week and do the highlighter challenge! It's just for fun, so this look isn't serious, but I can't say I didn't LOVE having golden cheekbones!

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xoxo Mollie

July 17, 2016

Sephora & Ulta Haul + Reviews! | MollieBellezza

I've picked upa  couple of these over the past few weeks at Sephora & Ulta, and I thought I would give you a little haul with reviews of all of the products! I legitimately love every single item I have to show you, which is rare and amazing!

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Have you picked up any makeup lately that you love?

xoxo Mollie

July 14, 2016

Hitting Pan

If you've ever watched a YouTube video or read a blog post where someone excitedly says "I've hit pan on this!" you might be confused.

"Hitting Pan" is when you use a product so much, usually a powder product, that when you can actually see the pan in which the makeup sits. It's usually silver and mirror-like, and for what seems like not a huge deal to the average person, is a huge deal to the beauty-obsessed.
Hitting pan means a product is so well-loved, that you have almost used it all up, which is impressive when you may have several blushes, eyeshadows, bronzers, etc.

Today I thought I would share with you 4 of my most favorite powder products in which I've recently hit pan. AKA, my most beloved:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

This powder is absolutely stunning for dry skin, especially in the winter or if you are super pale, which is why I picked it up last fall. It sets your makeup without making you look flat. It gives your skin a beautiful luminous glow, and is almost like an instagram filter for your face. It's too light for me at the moment, but I will be pulling this back out when the colder months hit!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

This bronzer is the perfect neutral color. It's not too warm, it's not too gray, so you can achieve a healthy bronze glow and contour at the same time. It also smells just like chocolate.. be still my heart! The formula is smooth, completely matte, and pretty for all skin tones.

Rimmel Stay Matte Transparent Pressed Powder

Although my skin is dry, I run the risk of getting kind of greasy because of all of my hydrating skincare, especially in the summer. My favorite way to combat that is with this extremely inexpensive powder. Nothing makes my skin more matte or lasts longer than this powder! You can get it at ay drugstore, and it also smells like vintage makeup, which is a pretty cool touch.

NARS Orgasm Blush
This blush is a cult classic for a reason. It looks good on every single person and just gives your cheeks a gorgeous, long-lasting peachy-pink golden look. It's just beautiful and still to this day remains the only blush I have ever used up.

June 26, 2016

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Bars! | MollieBellezza

I was craving a creamy, coconutty, sweet treat, and was able to make a healthy & easy version. Did I mention that it's delicious?!

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Let me know if you try these as well!! Do you have any favorite healthy & easy summer sweet treat suggestions?

xoxo Mollie

June 21, 2016

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss Review

Two weeks ago, I achieved the impossible, the unthinkable: I got through the Kylie Cosmetics website and was able to purchase a lip gloss.

Now, I know Kylie Cosmetics is primarily sought after for the lip kits, but to be honest, I am much more of a gloss girl. Matte lips, while fun once in a while, kind of freak me out. And as someone who has a fear of dry lips, a drying, mattifying formula just doesn't work for me.

I was intrigued by the glosses, mostly because I love the colors. I don't think I've ever seen neutral colors like this in gloss form. I opted for the color "Literally" and I was also able to grab "So Cute" for my sister.

If you want my honest opinion, I think these lip glosses are incredible. The formula is really shiny and extremely long-lasting. This is also probably the most pigmented lip gloss I've ever come across. The glosses have a faint sweet smell,  like a pumped-up vanilla that I don't mind at all. The only thing I even moderately dislike is that the brush pulls so much, too much, product on the lips, but I just wipe some off on the inside of the tube before application.

Each gloss retails for $15 (it came out to around $19 with shipping & taxes) but I honestly think these glosses are better quality than gloss ranges from Nars & Marc Jacobs, that retail up to $28.

Have you tried to Kylie glosses? What do you think of them?

xoxo Mollie

June 20, 2016

Minimal Makeup Routine | MollieBellezza

Since it's summer & it's a time of being endlessly busty (& really hot) I thought I would share with you my extremely quick minimal makeup routine.

This is my go-to when I either have no time to get ready, or just want to put a little something easy on my face.

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What are your essentials for minimal makeup?

xoxo Mollie

June 16, 2016

Summer Picks from Lush

It's hard for me to go to the mall and resist Lush. Especially in the winter.. I love a good bath bomb.

This time, I walked into Lush with a purpose. I suffer from eczema in the summer via heat and allergies, and have heard incredible things about their Dream Cream being a great way to help calm flare-ups.

Dream Cream is super soothing, and is a bit oily, which my dry skin loves. The smell is lavender-based, so it's not too sweet or overpowering, just very subtle and soothing. My skin is so unbelievably hydrated after using this, it's amazing that the formula is so light and thin.
Also, spoiler-alert - my eczema has already started to fade after a couple uses. Miracle cream, indeed! I'm in love.

I couldn't check out without being distracted by the refrigerator (stick with me here) filled with fresh face masks. Fresh face masks are kept in the fridge because they are made with such fresh ingredients, they expire after a couple of weeks. I've always wanted to try one, but they sell out pretty quickly. I found a good pick for congested skin, Brazened Honey.

I had been having some hormonal breakouts, and wanted to try a mask that would bust my blemishes, without dehydrating my skin. Brazened Honey did just that! I also felt that my skin was softer and brighter after using it, and it smells like vanilla honey and it's magic.

What are your favorite Lush picks this summer?

xoxo Mollie