Sephora Haul & First Impressions

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in 'Petal': Every time I have gone into Sephora for the past few years I always eyed this luxurious lip balm in my signature rosy-tan color, but I have only now decided to buy it. It feels so creamy with a sheer but buildable tint that never enhances any… Continue reading Sephora Haul & First Impressions

Hauls, My Makeup

Back to School Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves | Ulta Haul

This is such an exciting time of year; not only are our favorite beauty bloggers starting to publish long-awaited back to school posts, but, as of today, I have officially left for college! But before leaving, I went to Ulta and used up all of the gift cardes I have hoarded to purchase my favorite, tried-and-true everyday products as well as a few other products I have never tried before from my most-loved brands. Each of these products are amazing quality and very affordable, making them perfect to use on an everyday basis for school!


European Drugstore Makeup Haul

A girl on a mission... That is the phrase that would have best described me while I was desperately scouring the streets of Paris for any sign of drugstore makeup... I hope you have as much fun reading about all of my affordable and exclusively European makeup purchases as I had choosing them!


‘Breakfast at Sephora’ |Paris Makeup Haul

To celebrate my high school graduation, my incredible parents took me on a family vacation to Europe...After spending many hours drooling over the infinite isles of makeup at Sephora, I finally decided to purchase a few luxurious items to add to my growing collection.

Hauls, My Makeup, Reviews

Recent Repurchases & Reviews | Holy Grails

It seems as if there is an infinite amount of makeup products on the market and I love trying new ones, constantly searching for something even better. However, there are some products, both high-end and very affordable, that I consider holy grails because they are perfection, and those are the products that I will always… Continue reading Recent Repurchases & Reviews | Holy Grails

Hauls, Other

Collective High-End Beauty Haul

Welcome back to Makeup By Makena! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Since the start of 2016, I have done some serious shopping not only at Sephora, but also at MAC and Lush. I had a little beauty shopping spree for my birthday a while back and I went to the mall… Continue reading Collective High-End Beauty Haul

Hauls, Other

Holiday Makeup Haul: Merry Christmas to Me| The Twelve Days of Christmas

Welcome back to Beauty Blogmas 2015! In today's post, I will sharing a few of the makeup items I have gotten these past few weeks in preparation for the holidays! As always, let me know if you would like to see an in-depth review on any of these products! Beauty Blender: As you may know,… Continue reading Holiday Makeup Haul: Merry Christmas to Me| The Twelve Days of Christmas


Summer Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hello, lovelies! Today, I will be sharing with you what I bought yesterday at Walmart to get ready for summer! Hope you enjoy! Wet n' Wild "Comfort Zone" Eyeshadow Palette: Wet n' Wild has really pigmented, high-quality shadows and I love my "Walking on Eggshells" Trio, so I am excited to see how this works out.… Continue reading Summer Drugstore Beauty Haul


Drugstore Makeup Haul!

Hello everyone! I decided to go to Walmart on a whim today and am so glad that I did! Unlike my past hauls, this time I actually bought makeup that had been on my wishlist for a while, so I feel pretty good about all of my purchases! While I was there, I noticed that… Continue reading Drugstore Makeup Haul!