smilingrid: Video Round Up: What I've been reviewing lately!

September 09, 2019

Video Round Up: What I've been reviewing lately!

I've been a busy little bee this summer! Between work, travel, and family time, I've also been a happy little bee. Since I haven't been populating my YouTube videos to the blog, I figured a round up was in order. Hit play on the videos below to see outfits, nails, and makeup galore from these past few months. I hope you're enjoying the end of summer (it doesn't official happen until the 23rd, don't let anyone tell you differently!)

Lifestyle Videos

One of my favorite things I was able to do this summer is spend a little over 24 hours in Nantucket! When I was a kid, we used to spend a week there in an adorable little beach shack. My parents would pack my brother and I (and all of our stuff!) into a tow-able-by-bike trailer. We'd spend the week jumping off of sand dunes, getting tossed over the waves by my dad, begging for ice cream, and biking along the worlds cutest cobblestone streets. Plus! I've always wanted to live on a houseboat! So staying with my aunt and uncle on their boat was a dream!

It's a sh-sh-sh-SHOWDOWN! Earlier this summer, I decided to finally take the plunge and try the Essie Nail Couture gel system. But I couldn't just try it... I needed to compare it to my long-standing favorite in the ring: Enter, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel! Who's will emerge victorious? Ding, ding, ding, watch above to find out!

(PS I wish nails weren't so hard to film! My little camera tried its best, but listening to the voiceover is the best way to know what happened to each nail.)

Beauty Videos

Following up on the other minimalist makeups I've been trying out (First Aid Beauty and no-foundation reviews can be found here). I'm on the fence about this compact for a couple reasons I outline in the video... but every time I wear it I get complimented on my skin! It's a dilemma.

Round 2 of the minimal foundations in 3, 2, 1...

When they say "sheer," Holy wow do they mean sheer! I've been doing the whole "no makeup (but pulled together)" makeup thing, but I don't even know WHAT to think about this. I pulled the trigger on finally purchasing this after Tati's very positive review and I love a good deal! This stuff is $60 on Sephora and Ulta but only $19.99 at Marshall's! Is it bad that I like it more after knowing that I spent 1/3 of the full ticket price?

This color really grabbed my attention for its similarity to my first beauty must-have: a limited-edition lipstick shade from J.Crew and Lipstick Queen called Poppy King. Poppy King was the satin-finish universally flattering coral of my dreams. I managed to find a second one (brand new!) on Poshmark, but I know I should find a dupe before they go bad. Is Maybelline up to the task?

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