Thursday, July 11, 2013

Camp Days

Hey guys! So today’s post is a little sad because it will be my last for a whole month. I’m leaving for camp tomorrow (my last year. L I’m getting old!) and I will be gone for four weeks. I know that me not posting for an entire month in not going to benefit my blog, especially because it is still brand new and steadily growing, but I hope when I get back I can pick up where I left off! I love going to camp every year and I have been going for seven years, so I definitely didn't want to stop on my very last year!

I’m really sorry for my lack of posting in the coming month and I hope none of you unfollow because I promise a month from today when I get back I will be on here right away and back to posting even more often! You guys are awesome and I am seriously going to miss the beauty blogging community!!

I'll miss you guys!
See you next time!
xoxo, Jules

Monday, July 8, 2013

Coming Back to MAC?

Today I got an email from MAC that I found pretty interesting and I thought I would write a quick post to  let any of you who haven’t seen it know! MAC is bringing back one retro lipstick and eyeshadow shade each, voted on by MAC fans and enthusiasts! I think this is really cool and even though most (okay all) of the shades were around before I was born and this isn't the blast from the past for me that it may be for some of you, I still am really excited to find out which shades win! I guarantee I will justify getting them when next year rolls around, especially if they end up being the ones I voted on!

If you guys are interested in voting you can check the page out here!

Which shades did you guys vote on?
Did you have any of these retro shades in the past?

See you next time!

xoxo, Jules

Saturday, July 6, 2013

4th of July FOTD

Hey Everyone! This post is a few days late because I have been on vacation with almost no internet connection (a blogger’s nightmare) but I thought I would do a little face of the day for the makeup I wore on the 4th of July! I’m really excited about this look and I love it a lot!

(Please excuse my hair, I hadn't done it yet!)

On the 4th of July I recreated a look that I saw on Beauty Banter Blog and you can check out the original tutorial here. The only things I really changed are the products (I used what I had) and I made the red lip a little more subtle by using a very light coat of Revlon’s lip butter in Wild Watermelon. I didn't do a very good job of photographing the eyeliner so again, to get a better look check out the tutorial. I really love this look because it is very festive while still being subtle, plus the ombre liner is really unique!

Products I Used:
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in 210
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free in 01 Stay Buff
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked 2
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Rimmel Scandal-eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 008 Light Blue
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pacific
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Peacock
Urban Decay Canonball Mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

I also thought I’d include a few pictures of my day, because it was a really fun one!

What did you do on Thursday?

See you next time!
xoxo, Jules

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

June Favorites

Hey everyone! So it’s the beginning of July which means it’s time for June favorites! There are a lot of new products I have been trying out this month and lot that I have loved, so here goes my first favorites post!

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse: I’m not one that’s tans easily, I mostly burn. Because of that this product has been great! Now I can be tan like a normal person my age in the summer time without the risk of doing damage to my skin. It’s win win!
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: I love the smell of this so much! I usually don’t like floral scents but this has just enough freshness to make it work. I do have to say it isn't the most long lasting perfume but I still am in love with it. The bottle is so pretty and looks great on my dresser! The smallest size this comes is the 2.5 oz. which makes it pretty pricey ($78), so if you are considering getting this I would suggest the Sephora Favorite Fragrance Deluxe Sampler For Her. This is only $50 and you get ten free perfume samples and a makeup bag with the full sized perfume! It’s an amazing deal!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: I’m in love with this foundation! It seriously perfect for me! I won’t go into too much detail now but you can check out a full review on it here! An update from that review though, I’m not mixing both of the shades now. I’m the right color for the darker shade thanks to St. Tropez!
Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss: These are the least sticky lip glosses I have ever tried! I have the color Always Lovely and I've really been liking it. I’ll definitely be picking up some more (particularly Non-Stop Glamour!)
Chi Silk Infusion: This makes my hair incredibly soft! It may be a little pricier of a product but I think it’s totally worth it and you should check it out!!
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara: Remember my Current State of the Union about non-waterproof mascara? My problem is solved! I don’t care what you do this isn't going ANYWHERE until you take it off at night!

I have seriously LOVED all of these products this month and I really hope I've inspired you to check some of them out, they won’t disappoint!

By the way, does anyone else ever save the packaging of products? I cleaned out my drawer the other day and I think I may belong on hoarders!

See you next time!
xoxo, Jules

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Julia's Current State of the Union

The other day I was reading a blog post on Elle Fowler's new blog "Dreaming in Blush" (pretty name right?) and I really loved her idea. She talked about how on her old blog she had a series called "In's and Out's" where she basically told what she has been liking and disliking recently. This reminded me of a book series I used to love back in middle school called "The Clique". If you aren't familiar with them, in the books the main character, Massie used to make little charts that she called her "Current States of the Union". They were basically just a list of what was in/out to her lately. It was a nice blast from the past for me and I decided to take Massie's and Elle's ideas and make them my own. I think this will be a great way to combine the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle aspects of my blog. So without further ado, "Julia's Current State of the Union".

Summer!: I've been having the most amazing time this summer! There's something about staying out late that just isn't the same any other time of the year.
LUSH: My best friend and I are both addicted and we just make it worse for each other because we fuel each other’s obsessions.
Bows: When you’re on your schools dance team there no shortage of hair bows and I love it.
Pretty Little Liars: In love with this show and have been for years!
Challah Bread: I could honestly eat an entire loaf of this by itself if no one stops me.
Self-Tanner: Protecting against skin cancer one bottle at a time.
Disney Music: Speaking of a “blast from the past”, anyone else obsessed with Mulan?

School: I don't think much explanation is needed.
When your dog eats your Challah bread: It just makes me sad.
Non-Waterproof Mascara: I've had some unfortunate incidents lately usually involving non-waterproof mascara and a pool. 
Shoes that give you blisters: More unfortunate incidents involving these. Ouch.
Riding your bike everywhere: I can't wait until I get my driver’s license!!

Okay those are some things I've loved and some things I haven't loved as much lately!
See you next time!

xoxo, Jules

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

So it's time for my first review! Because I've had such trouble finding it in
America, (some say they sell it here some say they don't, it's all very
confusing..) when I saw the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in Shopper's Drug Mart
during a recent trip up to Canada I grabbed two bottles of it right away. I am
honestly so exited to have finally gotten my hands on this product as it is
raved about all over the beauty community and it seems to be is a staple in
everyone's makeup bag.

Some pictures of the product:

This foundation is beautiful! The two colors I picked up
were shades 103 True Ivory (my winter color) and 201 Classic Beige (my summer
color). I have worn this foundation every day for the past week and right now I
am mixing the two shades because as you may be able to see in the last picture (excuse my pale hand), even though it is almost July I am not quite tan enough for Classic Beige yet.

I can see why so many people love this foundation because it really is a great. First of all, i really like the packaging. The pump is super easy to use and I have found it distributes the perfect amount of product to cover your entire face. The glass bottle is nice because it isn't too heavy, but it also doesn't feel like it will fly off your dresser and break with the slightest breeze. The coverage is light to medium depending on what tools you use and it is definitely build-able. The formula itself is a nice texture - not to heavy or watery, easy to blend, and to me it barely feels like I have anything on my skin. In the bottle the foundation has a little bit of shimmer, but you really can't see it once applied. That said it is a more dewy foundation, which I love but may not be suitable for oilier skin types than mine (I have normal combination skin). With a power this tends to wear on my skin for almost the entire day, though it may need touching up if I am going to be out really late.


  • Pretty finish
  • Nice Texture
  • Good coverage
  • Fairly long-wearing
  • Practical Packaging
  • Not suitable for oily skin types
This is really the perfect foundation for me! I usually opt for BB or CC creams as I don't have particularly bad skin and don't like to feel like I have something on my face, especially in the hotter months, so this really is amazing! This will be once of my essentials for a long time!

I am planning to pick up the Laura Mercier Body Souffle in Creme Brulee very soon as I have been stopping to admire it every time I pass the Laura Mercier counter for a long time now. Hopefully a review on it will be coming soon!

See you next time!

xoxo, Jules

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Introduction, 50 Facts About Me, + FOTD!

Hello! My name is Julia, though many of my close friends choose to call me Jules. I have always loved makeup maybe a little too much, definitely more than the average teenage girl should. I started watching beauty videos on YouTube about seven or eight months ago after happening onto one of AllThatGlitters21’s fashion videos and instantly fell in love with the beauty community. For a while now I have considered starting to make beauty videos of my own, but as I am quite a shy person I feel that beginning with a blog is more my speed. Because of this, "Born to Blush" was well, born. The idea of being able to “hide” behind my screen makes me much more comfortable than recording myself and uploading it for the whole world to see. Maybe someday….

In an effort to step a little more out of my comfort zone I decided that my first blog post should be a “50 Facts About Me” post as well as a simple introduction, so here you go:

1.I am 5”4.5
2. I’m American
3.Pink Tulips are my favorite flowers
4. I (extremely oddly) like to eat lemons straight
5. I have played 14 sports in my lifetime and dropped out of all but one
6. Once during swimming class at school I swam with my head above water the entire time so I wouldn’t get my hair wet
7. I have never been stung by a bee, but I have been bitten by a praying mantis
8. I have been an extra in a movie
9. When I really like a song I will play it on repeat for days and I never get tired of it. I can still very happily listen to “Call Me Maybe”
10. My favorite cereal is any kind of Captain Crunch

11.I’m very OCD, but only when it comes to the organization of my room
12. My favorite colors are Baby Pink and Tiffany Blue

13. When I was little I had bleach blond hair, but now it is more of a light brown color

14. I was on a swim team for 9 years

15. I am on my school dance team
16. I desperately miss old Disney Channel Original Movies and Disney TV from the early 2000’s
17. My first concert was High School Musical
18. I’m deathly afraid of ticks, cockroaches, and leeches
19. If I’m wearing an outfit I like and I don’t see anyone I know that day except for my family, I will literally wash it and wear it again the next day. I’m that lazy.
20. I’m attracted to anything sparkly

21. I love to surf
22. I have met three celebrities: Tim Allen, Rosario Dawson, and Jimmy Bennett
23. I have a serious shopping addiction
24. I have been to 15 different countries
25. I go to camp for a month every summer and go on a two week camping trip (backpacking, canoeing, glacier climbing, sea kayaking)

26. I was born with two teeth stuck together and when the baby teeth came out only one tooth grew back in place of them, so one of my teeth isn't real

27. I have been in 14 plays starting from age 8, and that is where I first learned to do my makeup

28. I have a charm bracelet from my grandparents with a charm for every play I've done
29. I have an addiction to anything that smells good (i.e. Candles)

30. You will never see me not wearing either pink, polka dots, or a bow

31. I love wearing athletic wear in day to day life
32. I have baby sized hands (ring size of 5 1/2)
33. I have insanely small handwriting
34. I love running
35. I hate the smell of roses
36. Crab-Cream Cheese Wontons are my absolute favorite food (random?)
37. I REALLY want a yorkie puppy. And I REALLY want to name him popcorn. Yes
38. By age 12 I had worse vision than my grandmother, (I have been wearing contacts since before 5th grade)
39. I love Hello Kitty
40. I always want to bake things, but I always get bored in the middle of the process and regret that I started it

41. I am very shy until I feel comfortable around you, but once I do I get so incredibly weird

42. When I was little I collected snow globes from every new place I went, so now I have about 50 snow globes I have no idea what to do with

43. I have an iPhone 4s

44. I am currently redoing my makeup storage with old vintage-y tins and things I find at garage sales (I found an amazing old Tiffany & Co. tin today for 25¢!)
45. Disneyworld is one of my favorite places on earth and I love anything Disney
46. I’m an extremely picky eater
47. I never take off my earrings or my necklace
48. I absolutely hate when the clasp of your necklace comes to the front
49. I prefer silver to gold
50. I love making projects for myself (the latest project being this blog!)

Alright so those were 50 facts about me! Sorry about the weird, badly lighted webcam photos!
Makeup I'm Wearing:
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (Shades 103 True Ivory and 201 Classic Beige mixed)
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in 210
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil Free in 01 Stay Buff 
NARS Laguna Bronzer
NARS Orgasm Blush
Benefit Watt's Up!
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Eyeshadow in Barefoot
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked 2
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Crave (as eyeliner)
Rimmel Scandal-eyes Eyeliner in Black
Rimmel Scandal-eyes Eyeliner in Nude
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in 09 Cool Guava

See you next time!
xoxo, Jules