Holiday Makeup


So I wanted to share something with all of you that I had recently purchased. Its this mineral veil from Bare Minerals. The packaging was too cute not to share with all of you. This is limited edition for the holidays. They have this packaging for the mineral veil, which cost $36. Its a little bit more pricier than the normal mineral veil, but this one is a lot larger and could potentially last you a life time. They also have this packaging for the normal powder makeup, and the only thing that is different is that instead of the clear jewel in the middle, they have a red jewel. 2015-11-30 17.35.47

So recently, I have changed up my makeup routine to where I am not wearing liquid foundation anymore. Liquid foundation tends to wear off on my really quick and it doesn’t give me the coverage I need. So I have been using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, which is a tint hydrating cream and it gives my face the color it needs. And then I top it off with the Bare Minerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum, which covers so amazing. This had been my foundation routine since the summer because I live in Utah and the heat here can get pretty crazy and the liquid foundation was just melting off of me. These two products have definitely been a life saver. For a while, I was just using these two product alone, but then a while back I found that I had some mineral veil left and it just made my makeup even better! It helped my face not be so oily, which is a huge problem for me. So this jumbo mineral veil was a bit of a splurge for me, but luckily I got it for pretty cheap.

Recently, I tried this new app called Raise and it allows you to buy gift cards for cheap because people don’t have a need for them anymore so I was lucky enough to get a Sephora gift card for cheap. If you use the code “kphan1”, you will get $5 off your purchase. Also if you use the code “Raise10”, you can save another $10 off a gift card. Like how awesome is that? Also, make sure you check out, this site really does help you save money when your shopping online especially for purchases like this. When I purchase makeup items from Sephora, I tend to like shopping online better than actually in-store because you not only get cash back for it, but with you purchase you can get little kits of free samples, where they won’t give you in-store, which is a bummer to me, because I love free samples. So with my purchase I also got a little makeup bag full of samples that I can’t wait to try.

If you want to learn more about my money saving tips or how I get free gift cards, then please let me a comment below so I can do a post on thank.

Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!





When You’ve Had Enough


Sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I would like, but this semester I started graduate school and it has been exhausting. This whole semester I’ve just been thinking everyday “WHY DID I DO THIS?”. I know that in the end having my master’s degree will be a great benefit for my career, but I have been going to school non-stop and I feel like i’m at the point where I’m just done and I want to work. There’s so much more to life than having to worry about taking tests and studying every single day. Before I use to think school was so important, but don’t get me wrong school is important, but if you already have a degree than you should be fine. Everyday I do homework hours at a time and I always think that there is so much more stuff that I could be doing with my time. Life is meant to be lived, its not meant to sit in a room with your face in a book. Not only is school exhausting, but its also so difficult too. I’m getting to the point where I feel hopeless and lost.

I know these aren’t usually the typically things I post about, but I wanted to take some time and just went out my stress. Does anyone out there going through the same thing that I am going through? If you are I would love to hear how you are getting through this. Well I would write more, but I have a group meeting for school. This group sucks BTW. LOL.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.



Influenster Dean List Box


Recently I received the deans list vox box from influenster. If you haven’t heard of Influenster it’s this great program where you get a box full of different products to try out for FREE!!! Ya for FREE!. Then all you have to do is review the products. In this current box I received air heads bites, sinful color nailpolish, covergirl foundation, softlips lipcube,  playtex sport tampons, pentel erasable pens, and kiss eyelashes. I haven’t gotten to try all of the products yet. Only the airheads and the covergirl makeup. The airheads were pretty good. They come with all of the flavors even though I only Like 2 of them. Ive only worn the covergirl foundation for a few hours so I still have to test out if it’s long lasting. Overall this was a really Good box to receive.



Body Image

Recently a blogger that I follow posted an image of a badly done Photoshop image on Target’s website. They tried to create a “thigh gap” on the model. And for those of you who don’t know what that is, it is basically a gap in your thigh so that your thighs don’t touch. I thought that it was so crazy how big this tread is spreading. So I wanted to take some time to talk about body image. I, myself like many other girls in America have body issues. I am very short, which causes me to be a little bit bigger for my size. If I were a couple inches taller, than my body would actually be thinner. I struggle a lot with no only my weight, but my looks as well. I actually wouldn’t mind if my body looked better and my weight still stayed the same. I feel like I have done everything I could to get into shape. I would use to run 3 miles a day, I’ve tried juicing, cutting out junk, and exercising like crazy. I feel like non of that has worked. I’m going to Florida in a couple of months and my goal was to look great in a bikini, but I feel like my goal is lost and that I should give up. 

Does anyone out there feel the same way as I do? That no matter what you do, nothing works? You see all these girls who have accomplished their weight loss goal and I feel like why isn’t it the same for me? What am I doing wrong?There are some days where I want to give up and get liposuction or try weight loss pills and then maybe I would see the results that I want. Unfortunately, lipo is super expensive $$$. I’ve heard a lot about body sculpting, but I am very skeptical about it and if it really does work. So if anyone out there has tried it I would love to hear your opinions on it and what your experience was like. 

I still have 3 months until my trip so all I can do is exercise, eat better, and drink more water. For my whole life I’ve never been that pretty skinny girl. For most of my life I have always been the bigger than the rest of my friends and I have always hated that feeling. As i got older I started learning how to do my hair better and my makeup. That was the only thing that would actually give me confidence no matter what my size was. If I didn’t have makeup then I would feel lost. That’s why I want to shed the excess weight so that I can be toned. I have always dreamed of being a better me and now is the time for me to get serious.

Sorry if this post is a little long, but I want girls out there who read this blog to know that there are other girls out there who feel this way and that there not alone. I’m just an ordinary girl who at times feels lost in this world. Its hard to keep up with what society calls “perfect”, but as long as you do what makes you happy, then that’s all that matters. 




Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my page! I have always wanted to blog about fashion, makeup, and pretty much the daily life of a girl. Hopefully I can provide some good advice and insight on what I have been through in life. My goal is to at least blog once a week. So please keep checking back. xoxo