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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Drug Store Haul and First Impressions

Drug Store Haul and First Impressions
Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Two days ago,  I took a trip to Walgreens and purchased the L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion, Wet n Wild coloricon blush in Rose Champagne and Wet n Wild Foundation Brush.  



I've used and enjoyed the True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation and I definitely had to try the Cushion. I fell in love with it! First off the packaging is gorgeous and compact! My skin looked beautiful, flawless and natural. It didn't look shiny or greasy. Unfortunately, I had to return it! The shade I purchased (W3 Nude Beige) was light on my skin and if I went any higher it was too dark for me. I really hope they come out with more shades. Such a bummer!

I didn't fret because just when that happened my eyes saw that Wet n Wild has their Spring 2016 line out with new formulas.  I was actually surprised to see that they re-formulated their blushes.  I own Mellow Wine and Pearlescent Pink and appreciate them both. Deeply pigmented, easily blendable and affordable! Rose Champagne is one of their newest blush options.  I absolutely adore this shade and the new formulation, it is silky-smooth and build-able. This could also be used as a highlight, but I love the look it gives me. I think you will too! It goes with the latest makeup trend, the "no makeup" makeup look.

Last, I decided to use the brush to paint the Cushion foundation on my face. My thoughts are it applies like a brush twice its cost and it's soft, pretty and affordable. A girl can never have too many brushes!




I am wearing the Cushion and Blush


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January Ipsy Glam Bag

January Ipsy Glam Bag
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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Checked the mail today and found my Ipsy Glam Bag waiting for me! I love what I received this month and I can't wait to give them a try! If you've been wanting to sign up click here: Join Ipsy 

What came in the bag!

NEW Salon Perfect Brow Pomade in Soft Brown
theBalm Mr. Write (NOW) in Jac
Beau Gachis Paris Smudge brush
Lasting Smiles Lip Balm Peppermint Creme
Marsk Mineral Shadow in You're Toast

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Matte Plum Glam with Bold Lip

Matte Plum Glam with Bold Lip
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Hi Dolls!! Finally.... here are the makeup deets on this look I wore on Christmas Eve! I know, the holidays are over, but Valentines Day is coming up and this look would also be perfect for that date night! 

Prep & Prime
Yes To Blueberries Daily Repairing Moisturizer
Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer with SPF 15
Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment
Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer

Face:
Too Faced Born This Way - Medium Beige
NYX Dark Circle Corrector - Light
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer - Light-Medium
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Finishing Powder (set the concealer)
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder (set t-zone)

Cheeks, Highlight, Contour

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush- Dollface
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
Carli Bybel Palette Highlight
Lorac Pro Contour Palette

Eyes
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette
(Free Spirit all over, Caregiver all over lid, Natural Beauty on crease, Best Friend to deepen crease, Force of Nature to blend crease - to add warmth and Bombshell on the outer corner)
NYC Liquid Eyeliner Black
Younique Precision Eye Pencil - Perfect
L'Oreal Superstar Mascara - Black
Vegas Nay Eylure Grand Glamour

Brows
Anastasia Brow Wiz - Caramel
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade Soft brown

Lips
Jordana Easyliner For Lips - Plush Plum
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Copenhagen

Hair
NuMe 25mm Classic Wand
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

Final Look!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Makeup Haul and First Impressions

Makeup Haul and First Impressions
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope you all had a great one! This is my first post for 2016 and I'm excited to share with you a few products I added to my collection and here are my first impressions and swatches.

You gotta love Ulta's end of the year discounts! I took advantage of the 20% off and ordered myself the Tartelette In Bloom. Walgreens is having a BOGO 1/2 off, I got 3 of the Vivid Matte Liquid colors that stood out to me. The Balm Cosmetic Mary-Lou Manizer is tough to get and I got luck this week to get one at Kohls! 
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid 
I got Nude Thrill, Berry Boost and Fuchsia Ecstasy. The colors are pigmented. It goes on smooth, but doesn't dry down to a matte finish. Its more like a Demi-Matte finish and creamy. It didn't dry out my lips or bleed, currently I am into the dry matte lippies and I was really hoping for that effect. The name is deceiving. If you love the NYX Intense Butter Glosses then you will appreciate this. 
Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Amazonia Clay Palette
I am in love with this palette!! This reminds me so much of the Tartelette Palette but with 3 luster (shimmery) finishes.
The shadows are creamy, pigmented and blend-able. Perfect for everyday or bold looks! A must have! I also recommend the OG Tartelette Palette!
theBalm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer
I've seen this product everywhere and now I completely get why this is a favorite!! I am so glad I finally own it! It is so versatile and this honey luminizer is amazing on any skin type. You can wear this as an eye shadow, shimmer and highlighter. I can't get over how beautiful it is! Definitely a must have!
I hope you enjoyed! I'll be working on posting once a week. I can't guarantee the day, but you can count on that! I want to wish you all a blessed new year with health, happiness and prosperity in all you do! Thank you so much for all your love and support! Cheers to 2016!!


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