Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been a while...

Hello lovelies! I know it's been a whopping seven months since I last posted. This school year has been insane but I want to let all of you know that I'm starting up my blog again with all new posts!

In the mean time stayed tuned for some updated Ipsy posts. For those of you who don't know Ipsy, click the link here where you can sign up for 4-5 beauty products delivered to your door every month for $10!

Also stayed tuned for reviews, dupes and much more!
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Best Holiday Sets 2013 (High End)

The holiday season is coming fast and for most people that means giving and receiving gifts. For makeup lovers, this is espically an exciting time because of all the holiday and limited editions sets that will be released this season. Below I have a few of my personal favorites that I think would be great to receive, or if you feel really giving, give to a friend.
For this post, I will be talking all about higher end sets, and in a later post I will mention some more affordable gift sets.
Too Faced Jingle All the Way ($25)
Benefit It's A Love Fest ($36)

Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar ($68)

Too Faced a Few of My Favorite Things ($56)

Tarte: The Tarte of Giving Collector's Set & Travel Bag ($59)

What is your favorite holiday set this year?
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SALE! Sigma Black Friday & Cyber Monday Details

My favorite time of the holiday season?! THE SALES. I love hearing about my favorite brands and the great deals they are having for Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

Here are the two separate sales:

This is definitely a great time to purchase something from Sigma. Free shipping? That's amazing! And 20% specific items is also great!

Do you plan on purchasing anything?
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Matte Brown and Maybelline Blush in Plum Shimmer

If I told you that I was on the hunt for these products, then that would be an understatement. I have been looking all over my drugstores for these two products. I've seen swatches online and pictures of the display for months. But only this past week they started to appear in drug stores in my area.

The first item which is basically what I was looking for are the new matte Maybelline Color Tattoos. I love the color tattoos and when I saw that they were making matte ones, I knew I wanted to try it. This on is in Matte Brown, which you guess it is matte brown. The other two colors are a matte pink and another more yellow/skin tone color. I am on the look for those two too, but everyone I see the displays they are totally empty.
 I am absolutely in love with this color! It's the perfect base for any matte or shimmery brown shadow I may be applying on top. Or, if I'm just creating a natural look and I would put some of this in my crease. I really have nothing but positive things to say about this because the Maybelline tattoos are always a fantastic product and never fail.

This next product is a newer blush to the Maybelline line. I have been loving plum colored blushes this fall and I thought this would be a beautiful color. First, I have to say it's very pigmented and smooth when swatching it. But as I'm sure you can see from the sheen that it's very shimmery. I'm not sure if this is just the top layer but for some people the glitter might be too much. For me, it wasn't terribly glittery. I used it on my cheeks and there was shimmer, but I thought it just added a nice sheen to my cheeks and dueled as a highlighter.

Overall, for many people the glitter might be took much. But I am very impressed with how beautiful the color is and how smooth it is and the way it applies to my cheeks.

Have you tired either the blush or the matte color tattoo? What do you think?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Makeup For a Night Out

Whenever I go out at night, whether to a party, movie, event ect. I like to do my makeup extra nice. Above is makeup that beautiful and love lasting, perfect for a night out!

1. Face Bases
I start out with moisturizing my face with the Clinique Moisturizer and then I primer my face with Loreal Magic Lumi Primer because it will brighten my complexion and help my makeup stay on. You can even mix this into your foundation for a more glowy look.

2. Face Makeup
Then I start with my face makeup and apply my Maybelline Super Stay Makeup because it's mattefying and will last all night. Then I use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer to conceal my under eyes and any blemishes. To set everything I use the e.l.f High Definition powder but it sets everything and great for taking pictures.

3. Blush and Bronzer
I use my Too Faced Chocolate Solei Bronzer (it really smells like chocolate!) and slightly contour and dust it all over my face. Then I apply the Stila Convertible Color in Lillium, it's natural and it's a cream blush so it's long lasting and natural.

4. Eye Makeup
To start with my eyes I prime them with the Urban Decay Primer Potion, and for eyeshadow I love using my custom Inglot Palette to create a sparkly neutral toned eye look. I line upper lash line with the Maybelline Precise Master Studio Eye Liner and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion on my waterline.

5. Lashes and Brows
I normally don't do much to my brows so I just set it with a Maybelline clear brow gel. Then I curl my lashes and I love using my Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara for my lashes.

6. Lips
For my lips I use a different product every time, depending what I'm in the mood for. Here I have Revlon Color Stay Lip Stick in 025 Socialite which is a pretty nude pink. Revlon Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple which is a perfect red lip without the hassle. Rimmel Lipstick in 125 Coral Shimmer which is exactly as it sounds, a coral shimmer color. Revlon Lip Butter in 045 Cotton Candy which is a dark pink. And Buxon Lipstick Pencil in Nantucket which is a peachy nude.

7. Set and Go!
Last, I set my makeup with the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray and I'm ready to go!

What makeup do you use for your nights out?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 2013 Ipsy Bag

OH MY GOSH. I have never been so thrilled with Ipsy before in my life. THIS. MONTHS. BAG. WAS. AMAZING. This month's bag is worth wayyyyy over the $10 I spent to get it. The variety and quality of all the products are amazing and I can honestly say I love every single product! Thank you ipsy!

Also, if you can sign up for Ipsy here using my link. It would mean a lot to me because for every subscriber using my link I get points which I can use to get a free gift. Thank you in advance!

Now on to the products!

The theme this month is Glam it Up and the items in my bag this month definitely portray that! The eyeshadow, bronzer, nail polish and eyeliner are very shiny and the best way to brighten up any look. And the mascara and lip crayon are the perfect way to finish off the look!

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless- (Full Size $14) The may be my least favorite product in the bag only because I'm not big on lip products. But the color is beautiful and creamy when swatched on my hand. It's also not to crazy of a color for me so it's definitely something I might wear every once in a while.

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow Sample in Sun- (Sample $2) I am so happy I got this! I love BH cosmetics eyeshadows and this is a great sample size. It's a full size eyeshadow and the packaging is really cute with a magnetic flap. The color is also so beautiful and something I would wear! In the packaging it looks gold with some red and yellow, almost like a sun. But swatched on my hand it's just a beautiful gold.
Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst- (Full Size $14) This eyeliner is so shiny which I love! Almost like metallic. It's so pretty to wear in the inner corner and although it's purple, I'm sure I'll find some times to wear this.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched- (Sample $5) This color is beautiful! But I'm not sure I would use it as a bronzer, it seems more like a blush to me. 

Nailtini Nail Polish in Champagne-  (Full Size $13) I love rose gold nail polishes and out of all my months at Ipsy I never received a Nailtini polish before so I'm so excited to try this!

Em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Mascara in Black- (Full Size $20!!!) This was the bonus item this month and probably my favorite to try. This is a full size of Em Cosmetics mascara. The makeup line only launched a few months ago and this is a great way to try a product from her line! Also, being subscribed to Ipsy means coupon codes on these items so I have 30% coupon with free shipping which I already used to make an order.

As for the bag, it's very cute! I'm not sure I would use it as a wristlet but it's definitely cute for traveling or to keep in my purse.
Basically the value of the bag this month is....$68! That is literally insane, I only spent $10! If you're not signed up for Ipsy I suggest you sign up now!
Also, if you can sign up for Ipsy here using my link. It mean a lot to me because for every subscriber using my like I get points which I can use to get a free gift. Thank you in advance!
Are you subscribed to Ipsy? What was in your bag this month?
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Empties #1

Over the past few weeks  I have been collecting items that I've finished or basically finished. I've never done an emptie post before, but now that I gathered a few items I decided to share it with you!

My first empty is the CVS Advanced Healing Lotion. I have been using this mousterizer for dry patches on my skin for forever and it works AMAZING. This stuff is super thin, has a slight smell, but works into the skin great without oily residue. It also gets rid of any dry patches after a couple of days. Definitely going to repurchase this!

Next, is the Herbal Essences Curl Boosting Mousse. I go through this stuff like water. It's the mousse I've been using on my hair for years! I honestly don't think I have ever used a mousse as long as this one. This smells great, and I use just enough that it doesn't make my hair crunchy but my hair is curly all day.

My favorite makeup wipes are the Neutrogena Night Cleansing Makeup Remover Wipes. I probably go through 2-3 of these a months. I'm sure I've talked about them on my blog before but they are great for removing all my makeup, including eye makeup. It doesn't burn my skin or irritate my eyes, and it takes off all my makeup.

Probably the most raved about mascara on my blog is the Cover Clump Crusher. This was my first tube of it and it's practically dried out. Don't worry, I have a backup! I find this mascara the best for volumizing and lengthening my lashes. And really, there are not clumps. You can click here for a further review! 

My next empty, is a only a little tube but it's the Aquaphor Healing Ointment. This stuff is fantastic for healing dry lips! I have maybe 5 of these tubes and they're all practically finished. I use this stuff on my lips 2-3 times a day to keep them hydrated and to heal them. 

I have a second mascara I finished and it's the Tarte Light Camera Lashes Mascara. I had this specific tube for a very long time (too embarrassed to say how long). It was practically finished and almost dried up, so I picked up a new one the other week and trashed this one right after this post. But I love this mascara for a long dramatic effect to my lashes. 

My last mascara for this post is the Benefit They're Real Mascara. I rave about this stuff all the time because it's the most amazing mascara for getting a false lashes effect with out the false lashes. This is only a mini tube but this stuff lasts me forever. I have had about 3-4 of these and some of these are still going. It was only recently I actually purchased a full size tube which I'm waiting to open when I finish all my mini ones. 

The last empty for this post is the Benefit Porefessional Primer. This primer has lasted me around a year and half, which I find great for a $30 primer. I normally wouldn't repurchase a primer but this one is a must. It's basically the only primer I use because it really does minimize my pores and give my skin an even complexion to apply foundation.

What products have you finished recently? Comment down below!
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