Mineralogie Makeup Must Haves for Your Next Beach Getaway

Travel Makeup Must Haves


Hi loves!

Today I am bringing you an awesome guest post from an amazing brand called Mineralogie Makeup.  They will be sharing some of their fabulous must have, travel friendly products that you should bring with you on your next vacation. Keep reading, and enjoy!

As the weather warms up, it’s easy for thoughts to turn to sunny vacations and relaxing getaways. Checking bags can be a hassle and expensive, so I try to cut back on my beauty routine as much as possible. Whenever available I choose non-liquid products that are less likely to spill and make things messy and won’t be restricted.

I want my on the road or in the air beauty routine to be as simple and seamless as I can manage so I choose products that can pull double duty and stand up well to whatever the day brings without requiring a lot of time for touch-ups. My go to travel foundation is the Mineralogie Pressed Foundation. It’s natural formula protects my skin from the environment and is loaded with Zinc and Titanium (scientifically proven to help prevent damage caused by the Sun).

mineralogie makeup pressed foundation  pressed-blush-duo-coastal-corals

A blush duo is a must-have for my travel makeup bag because of the versatility. I can wear one or both shades swirled together, or even do some light contouring if I have extra time with the lighter and darker colors.

You can never have on too much lipstick. I tend to gravitate toward natural toned colors, but an easy way to brighten the look up a little without getting too far out of my comfort zone is with the Mineralogie Vitamin E stick available in pretty tints. I have these everywhere my purse, my beach bag, my car. I don’t dare to be caught in a situation with dry, chapped lips.


When I have a busy itinerary to get to I don’t want to fuss with blending a smoky eye and using 4 shades on my lids, even though I love that look for date night. I prefer a stick shadow that I can just smudge directly into my crease and pat with my finger to blend. It doesn’t get any easier than Lux Creme Shadow in Rose Quartz.


Travel can wreak havoc on my skin. Between too much sun exposure, time spent in a skin-drying airplane, and indulgent treats teamed with forgetting to hydrate from the inside, I often find myself on the defense when it comes to skin moisture. When this happens I reach for my Skin Spritz. One spray and I feel refreshed and my skin looks more plump and energized. It’s like a mini time-out.


The last thing to consider is tools. Of course the basics like an eye lash curler, and I don’t ever leave home without my Tweezermans, but I also have a makeup brush that I use for everything. The Deluxe Brush is perfect for getting a medium coverage with foundation, and is my Goldilocks’s blush brush with it’s just right, not too big, not too small size for applying to the cheeks and cheekbones.


If you are looking for something to keep the perfect travel capsule makeup collection in then look no further than Stephanie Johnson. This brand has nailed cute packaging with convenient features. I own the Grace Brush Case and it easily fits all the cosmetics I need to pack, along with a separate compartment for 4 brushes. It’s small enough to fit into my suitcase without taking up too much room, but holds a surprising amount.

Mary Van, the founder and CEO of Demaur Cosmetics, Inc., is a nationally accredited makeup artist and mineral makeup pioneer. In 2003, Van established her own brand of mineral makeup, called Mineralogie. With more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development, Van has transformed the way mineral makeup is branded and sold.

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What are some of your travel makeup essentials?

❤ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty)

April GlossyBox Unboxing 2017 | #GlossySpring

April GlossyBox Unboxing


Hi loves!

We made it through April, so naturally that means another unboxing of the months GlossyBox products.  This month was full of surprises!  Keep reading to find out what they were.

April GlossyBox Unboxing

This months theme was all about Spring.  Every product I received this month are literally perfect for the transition into the new warmer months.

Products Received & Full Size Retail Value:

  1. ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip $6
  2. Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara $22
  3. Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Face Rejuvenator $34
  4. Vince Camuto Ciao Eau De Parfum $85
  5. Aroma Floria For Feet’s Sake Intense Repair Spa Foot Butter $4
  6. Head & Shoulders 3 Action Formula Shampoo and Conditioner $6.99

April GlossyBox 2017

To date, I think this is one of the best boxes based on the brands, and amount of products given.  Everyone received not 1, but 2 of the ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte lip!  These liquid matte lipsticks are some of the most affordable, and have an amazing formula.

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip Glossybox

The shampoo and conditioner were also surprises.  The brand remained unknown, and we just had to try it for ourselves.  When I found out it was a new formula of Head & Shoulders, I knew I would definitely be purchasing the full sizes.

Head & Shoulders 3 Action Formula Shampoo and conditioner

My reviews:

ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip:  I received the shades “Tuesday” & “Airplane Mode”.  I already own at lest 10 of these lipsticks.  I love the large range of colors these come in, as well as their formula and how fast they dry.  Both shades received are pretty and perfect for Spring.  I was super happy they included a nude color!

Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara:  I really love how long this mascara made my lashes.  Although the bristles are large, it definitely delivered great results.

Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up!:  This was the perfect wake up product for my skin.  I loved the way my bare face looked and felt after using this.

Head & Shoulders 3 Action Formula Shampoo & ConditionerWhen I tell you that these smell like Heaven, I am not even being dramatic.  I am definitely buying the full size of each mainly for the scent.  My hair did feel very nice after using them as well.

Vince Camuto Ciao Eau De Parfum:  I am not a huge fan of floral scented perfumes.  I am more of a fruity scent type of person.  This perfume however, isn’t too heavy so I definitely like this for the Spring.

Aromafloria For Feet’s Sake Intense Repair Spa Foot Butter:  I spend a lot of time making sure my feet are taken care of.  I use a lot of scrubs, foot masks, and moisturizers.  This one has a nice minty tingly feeling that I loved, and left my feet baby soft.

Aromafloria For Feet's Sake & Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up

Vince Camuto Ciao Eau De Parfum

Vince Camuto Ciao Perfume

Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

What did you get in your GlossyBox this month?

Thanks for reading!

❤ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty)

BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise Eyeshadow, Bronzer & Highlighter Palette Review + Swatches

BH Comsetics Bronze Paradise Palette Review, Swatches & Tutorial


Hi loves!

Are you missing that Summer bronze glow like I am?  I purchased the perfect bronzing palette from BH Cosmetics that comes with the perfect eyeshadows, and face colors to give you that bronze goddess look all year round.

BH Cosmetics is one of my top favorite makeup brands.  I had ordered some of my first products from them and became obsessed.  I am so happy to see how much they have grown as a brand since then, and all of the new products that they offer to keep up with new beauty trends.

BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise Palette Review

The Bronze Paradise Palette comes with 9 eyeshadows, a bronzer, and a highlight.  The eyeshadows consist of neutral shades and two pops of color.  One peachy shade, and the other is more of a pretty aqua blue shade.  I love using the blue on my bottom lash line.

The packaging is stunning.  It is a rose gold mirrored metallic case, and very light weight and travel friendly.  I love nice packaging because for me, that usually makes or breaks the purchase.  This palette definitely made it.

I love how pigmented the powders are.  Each one blends well, and is easy to build.  Going from a day look to night look is very easy as well thanks to the variety of soft and dark shades.

Bronze paradise palette swatches

BH cosmetics bronze paradise palette swatches

BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise Swatches

BH Bronze Paradise palette swatches

Key points:

  • Vegan
  • Allergy tested
  • Clinically tested
  • Non-irritating
  • Little fall out
  • Affordable

The highlight is very pretty, and lasts all day, and the bronzer leaves the perfect sun-kissed color to the skin.

BH Bronze Paradise

Each shade can be used wet or dry.  Spraying your brush will give you a lot more color payoff.

You can purchase your palette on the BH Cosmetics website for $10 (originally $22).

Below is a look I created using this beautiful palette.  I hope you enjoy!

BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise Tutorial

Do you own BH Cosmetics products?  Which is your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

♥ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty)

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BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise Makeup Tutorial

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