Images for Websites

Thanks for coming to my blog, gorgeous and stuff, where everything is hopefully, gorgeous and stuff. Seems like a pretty easy theme to follow, right? Like it’s probably just some basic formula that is repeated over and over in a different way? Well, to an extent, that’s true. If you’ve got good taste, it’s never hard to find the best stuff. However, maybe I shouldn’t be saying “never” because for years and years I have struggled to find effective stock photography for any of my trip project. Navigating stock photography is one of the most annoying parts about managing site or posting blog posts. Seriously, every time I go in optimistic, and no matter how great the article goes, finding the corresponding image in most of the stock photography sites that I’ve been using has been absolutely Dreadful and horrible and all sorts of other negative adjectives.

Why am I complaining about it? Well, first of all, because it’s horrible and it’s part of my life and what else is the internet for if it’s not to complain and have people read it? How ever beautiful your website builder made on your blog, if the photos are not good, then it’s a total waste of time. But, I’m also complaining because I am just trying to provide context for a new solution I found that I am absolutely totally completely super excited about. For real though. It’s awesome.

I’m speaking of course of EyeEm, this totally new, totally great, totally awesome, totally way better than any of the Alternatives type of image hosting site, filled with Stock Photography that is like actually interesting and engaging. For me, this site has been like the rain after a horrible drought, fresh air after a whole day in the car, or… Well, I’m sure you can figure it out.

Seriously though, there is nothing less heartening, or more disheartening, then finishing an article that use super love, and having to attach some boring image that doesn’t mean anything. All of the sudden, that problem is solved for me, and all is right in the world. Thanks EyeEm!

 

Radha Beauty ~ Review!

Helloooo readers! Recently I had an opportunity to test out 3 fabulous products from Radha Beauty! I made it my routine to use these 3 products every single night and every single morning for about 2 weeks. I’m always a little weary about using new products, because I have super sensitive skin and break out easily. But, I had no problems with these products.
In case you’re wondering… Yes, this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% my own. I’m not getting paid to give a positive review. These are my actual thoughts and opinions of the products.
First, I apply their Intensive Youth Eye Gel around my eye area. I could feel this working right away, actually. I felt the skin around my eyes tightening up and firming. This stuff didn’t burn or sting or anything. It kind of smelled like plants (probably from the plant stem cells?). All in all, I really enjoyed this product. I noticed my eye area was a little brighter and less dull.
Second, I use a little of their Vitamin C Serum all over my face, avoiding the eye area. I only put on a very thin layer. I looove this stuff. I had a few breakouts, and it almost cured them. It’s like this stuff shrunk them in size and healed them a little. I also noticed my face was a little brighter. The only thing I wish was different with this product, is that it doesn’t smell like oranges! I wish it did!
Lastly, I used their Retionol Moisturizer. This is my favorite out of the 3 products I tried. I waited until the Vitamin C Serum was completely dry before applying this, as is suggested. At first it looks like this stuff won’t absorb into your skin, but after a second or two of rubbing in circles, it vanishes right into your skin and instantly makes it soft. It’s just simply amazing! I noticed my skin clear up with this and it became a little brighter, too.
Overall, I highly suggest these products! I love all three of them and I was completely shocked at how nice they made my skin feel and look. When I wake up in the morning, my face feels like a babies butt, I kid you not. There were some mornings were I couldn’t stop touching my face. xD
Radha Beauty makes a few other products too. They have a shop on Amazon – check them out here. And just throwing this out there… they are such a nice company. I talked to a few people there, and they seemed so genuinely nice. If you like supporting small companies, I highly suggest supporting them and trying out their products, too. You will immediately be able to tell that they are passionate about their products and what they do.
Do you have a bedtime/morning ritual? I would love to know what you do! Tell me in the comments below!

Sephora Haul Series ~ pt. 3

HEY LOVELIES!

I am here with yet another Sephora Haul!!! If you missed the last one, check it out here! I’m kind of in a rush right now, so I’m not going to blabber on for an hour. So let’s just get right into it!

Here is everything I got!

 

Sephora Collection Ribbon Hair Ties
I’ve been wanting to try these forever now. I don’t know why I’m just getting them now. These are actually out of stock in this color. They were on sale for $5 when I got them, so that’s probably why. They still have some nice colors left though! These are said to not leave a dent in your hair after wearing a ponytail. Well, I can’t say that’s exactly true. I wrapped it around my hair twice and it wasn’t exactly a strong enough hold. Three times wrapped around was too tight, and obviously left a dent in my hair. So I don’t think these do exactly what they’re supposed to. They are really cute though!!

I honestly thought I would like this a lot more than I do. The brush on this is just so bad. It’s ginormous and I can barely get my eyeballs open wide enough to cover all my lashes. I really like to get in there and completely cover my eyelashes in like a thousand coats, but this brush didn’t really allow me to do that. The formula is really nice though! So I might just stick another brush in there.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
Another mascara. This one I liked a lot though! I only have the deluxe sized one, so I’m really trying to savor it. I love the brush on this. It’s small enough to let me get in tighter spots with it. This mascara is supposed to hook, lift and curl your lashes, which it actually does!! It really opens up your eyes a lot! I am definitely going to purchase the full size of this!!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
I have some mixed feelings about this eyeliner. I love it and then again, not so much. Here is why I have negative feelings for it: it’s expensive && it’s literally like a tattoo. Okay, so I mean I could get over the price, it’s not like it’s $40 or something crazy. And maybe I have to find a better makeup remover. Usually, I can remove stubborn makeup with coconut oil, but this didn’t work at all. I actually am considering drawing a tattoo on myself with this, and keeping it for a couple days to see if I would want this tattoo.. that’s how tattoo-like this stuff is. Positives, I loveeee the formula, it draws amazing, the brush hasn’t failed me. I’m still perfecting my “cat eye”, so I think this product will help a lot with that. It’s very easy to use.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Last but not least, the product I just could not wait to receive, FAB’s Ultra Repair Cream. This winter has been really rough on my skin. Like my whole face was flaking off for like a week straight. Not one of my moisturizers would help long-term. After reading a thousand reviews, I purchased it for myself. I am so glad I did, too. This stuff works wonders! I use it in the morning and at night. And it fixes all my dry skin problems. Not only does it relieve dry skin, but it actually makes the patches go away. As I said above, some of my moisturizers would help for 30 minutes tops, and then it would stop. So if you’re suffering from dry skin, I would highly suggest this. It may seem pricey, but a little goes a long way!

Do you guys use any of these products? What’s your opinion?? Tell me in the comments below! 🙂

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