Monday, August 28, 2017

REVIEW // NYX Lid Lingerie

 I have found the BEST thing to review! I LOVE the Lip Lingerie by NYX and they have recently come out with Lid Lingerie. It's a creamy eye shadow that comes in a tube and has an applicator just like the Lip Lingerie. It has GREAT pigment, lasts a long time and only creases a little bit after a super long day.

 There are matte colors and shimmery colors. I have one matte and two shimmery ones. I WANT MORE.
As soon as I saw this picture of the swatches I immediately knew I needed to get these. Haha


                                      
                   I'm wearing Sweet Cloud(very light shimmery pink) that I am OBSESSED with.


                                        
Here, I'm wearing Bang Bang(matte dark reddish color) after a long day. There is a slight crease on my right eye, probably from sweat but pigment is still there.

I got mine at Ulta and they were only $6.99! And Ulta always has a BOGO deal. I have yet to find these at my local Target that sells NYX. Hopefully they will pop up soon. The closest Ulta is like 40mi away. :(

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NEW FAVORITES!

Hey guys!,


Current picture of me. lol. :)
  I'm finally back again. Sorry it's been awhile. I've been lazy and busy at the same time. lol I thought it's about time for another favorites post. There have a been a few new things that I have been using in my "skincare routine", as well as, a few new makeup products. Honestly, I was reading a Cosmo magazine a few months ago and saw a few things I really wanted to try and then review. There were a couple things I didn't like and then a couple things that I did like and they are included in this list. There is also a thing or two that I have most likely mentioned before. I even brought back something that I used to use WAY BACK WHEN and have recently started using again.

Let's not waste any more time! Here they are:


St. Ives Facial Oil Scrub Coconut
  I think this is completely new because I have NOT seen this before and it was in the magazine. But it's just a light facial scrub that has coconut oil in it which leaves your face feeling beyond moisturized after. I love the smell too! Even though I hate coconuts I love the smell of it in any of my lotions, shampoos, scrubs because it just smells so clean and tropical.

Nivea Cocoa Butter In-Shower Body Lotion
 I have DEFINITELY talked about this in the past. It is still one of my faves! Leaves my skin feeling soft and, once again, LOOOOOVE the smell.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen 
 I love having a tan as much as the next girl but I am a BURNER. If I don't put anything on I turn into a lobster and then peel which takes off all my tan! In just the past couple years I became smart and started using sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30. I have turned paranoid about getting skin cancer and from what I have read you HAVE to be wearing a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30. This is SO LIGHT and SMELLS SO GOOD. It's totally worth it. My boyfriend will even spray it on his stubborn self. ;)

Mary Kay Charcoal Mask
 I don't mean to always bring something up about Mary Kay, but since my mom has started working for them, I try a lot of the products. THIS. MASK. IS. AMAZING. Once you put it on, like a regular mud mask, as it dries it starts to show the areas that it's targeting. Once I wipe it off my face, I feel SUPER clean and smooth. If you're interested in this mask just message me and I can put you in contact with my mom, if you don't already have a MK consultant. ;)

imPress Nails
 I'm not one to go out and get my nails done. I just usually paint them at home and keep them short. With my job I am constantly working with alcohol, and other chemicals, as well as, working with my hands all day long. These are PERFECT for when I am going out or have something special planned. I will sometimes wear them to work but they don't usually last the "2 weeks" that the box says. For me, it's at max one week. But they're only about $5/6 and totally worth it. There are SO many different prints and shades, as well as, nail shapes! And the plus is you don't need glue to put them on or any special type of remover to take them off. THEY PEEL OFF. 

Tarte Lip Paint (mini) 
 My blog is all about the cheaper brands of makeup and skincare. Well, this is one of those higher end brands but the MINI version. Which is cheaper than the full size AND you get two! I am obsessed with the ones I have and keep them in my purse. I can put a shade on in the beginning of the day and just have to touch up once! The pack that I got, can't remember the names, but one is neutral and the other is a bit darker for night time. 


I didn't plan to put any pictures up but if you have anything you want me to post a picture of, including my nails, JUST LET ME KNOW! I did post the links tho!

 



Monday, April 3, 2017

Mask Bingeing

  It's a thing, you guys. Mask bingeing. It is when you use multiple masks in a row to treat whatever it is that needs to be treated on your face. Acne, blemishes, hydrating, purifying, etc. etc. etc.

  I have recently started doing this and I LOVE it! It makes my face feel so smooth and radiant. I also like to use a hydrating mask after I use a Biore strip on my nose and when I'm having to go all out and do a lil waxing... :X It soothes everything and doesn't leave my face feeling or looking irritated. Definitely takes down the redness from waxing.

  I would recommend using a mask that helps with blemishes, or acne, or unclogging pores first and then use one that is more hydrating, purifying, or helps with complexion after.

  Below are a few of my favorite masks, as well as, the Biore strips I am currently LOVING. They get rid of EVERYTHING that is happening with my nose. I know I'm not the only one that just gets that feeling that my nose needs a little extra help, especially unclogging my pores. I also threw in my favorite facial waxing kit. I love this kit because it really is super easy to use!



If you have any extra questions just let me know! :D

Friday, March 17, 2017

All About the Base

  So I thought I would share what my foundation routine is, or my "base" routine. I wanted to go through pretty much everything I use in my daily makeup routine, whether it's for work, going out for the day, or out to dinner. My base pretty much stays the same no matter what. I wanted to go through it in the order that I do it, as well. There may be some things that I do in a different order than some people and I'll explain why.
  1. Sephora Color Correction Concealer(green) I HAVE to use a green concealer because my natural face is so red. Obviously you don't want to put a green concealer OVER foundation. So this goes first! I use my finger tips to apply this all over, mostly on my cheeks.
  2. FOUNDATION--this could be whichever foundation I am feeling at the time. My current "go-to's" are Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation, Mary Kay Timeise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation and Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder Foundation.
  3. Mary Kay Undereye Corrector--I like to dot this under my eyes AND two little dots on the sides of my nose. I find this undereye correcter helps with my red nose too. :D
  4. Covergirl Clean Invisible Concealer-not really sure why it says "invisible" but this works fairly well. I'll put a small dot of this on the sides of my nose, with the undereye correcter, and I'll also put it between my eye brows, on any blemish, and on my chin.
  5. Maybelline FITme Powder-I'll apply this under my eyes and my T-zone. I use this to set my concealer.
  6. Mary Kay Bronzer- This is fairly new. I've started using this the past few months since I ran out of my PUR contouring kit, but I love it! I use a Real Techniques Contouring brush to apply this bronzer half way down the hollows of my cheeks. I then brush UPWARDS to form the shadow. I'll then run a little bit down the sides of my nose and then right UNDER my bottom lip. This forms a shadow and makes your lips look fuller. I also did a super old post on that..here.
  7. BLUSH--whatever blush I am feeling at the time. My current "go-to" blush brands are Palladio and NYX.
  8. NYX Matte Finishing Spray- Once again, I know you're tired of hearing me talk about this, but it's a great setting spray and only $7.99!!
  • The reason I put my concealer and undereye corrector on over my foundation is because I always feel like the foundation just wipes it away or it doesn't do it justice. I get MUCH more coverage if I use my concealer on top and then set with the powder. I know this isn't new but I know a lot of people still do it the other way, and that's FINE, but I just wanted to give my reasons and 2sense on why I do what I do. I also use a beauty blender to apply all of my concealer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sexy Valentine's Day Makeup

  It's that time of year! Time for a Valentine's Day look! I've done one other Valentine's Day makeup post, view that here, but this time I wanted to go a little sexier, a little darker. So I did this!! I decided not to go too sharp and bold with the eyeliner like I normally do. This time I used a little bit of brown and greys for a softer/smudgier eyeliner.
  Below are a few pictures of my look and below it are all the items that I used.



Face
  • Sephora Color Correcting Concealer(01 green)
  • Mary Kay Creme-to-Powder Foundation(beige3, I also used a Bh cosmetics foundation brush to apply)
  • Mary Kay Undereye Corrector(applied with a beauty blender)
  • Covergirl Clean Invisible Concealer(fair, applied with beauty blender)
  • Maybelline FITme Powder(130buff beige, this is used to set my foundation and mostly concealer)
  • Mary Kay Bronzer(light/medium, applied with real techniques contouring brush)
  • Maybelline Master Strobing Stick(100light, applied down the nose and on Cupid's bow)
  • NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator(LIo2 gleam, applied on upper part of cheeks)
  • Palladio Matte Blush(peach ice, applied with eco tools blush brush)
  • NYX HD Blush(hamptons, this was mixed with the lighter blush just to give a little more kick, also applied with eco tools blush brush)

Eyes
  • NYX Love in Paris Palette(merci beaucoup, both red colors, and two darkest brown colors, applied with Bh cosmetics fluffy eye shadow brush)
  • **I also used the darkest browns as part of my eye liner, and used the Bh cosmetics eyeliner brush to apply
  • Sephora Eye Contouring Palette(blonde ambition color, applied towards lower parts of the eyebrows, applied with Bh cosmetics crease brush)
  • Sephora Contour Eye Pencil(blonde ambition, applied on my lower lash line)
  • Maybelline Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara (if you know of any other great mascaras PLEASE let me know..lol)
  • LOreal Brow Sculpter Eyebrow Pencil(dark brunette)

Lips
  • Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner(225 beloved)
  • NYX Intense Butter Gloss(toasted marshmallow)

I definitely used a lot more makeup in this look than I'm used to. But it's a special occasion, right!? ;)


Friday, January 27, 2017

January 2017 Favorites

Well Happy New Year, Makeup Junkies! I thought my first post for this year would be what products I'm enjoying so far. Because who knows, I may just make new routines this year! :))



Face
So I have THREE new foundations that I am in love with and switch up often.
  Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation - this foundation is what it says, VELVETY. It feels super soft and light. I usually wear this if I'm just doing errands during the day or going out to dinner. Even though I love this foundation it doesn't last too long.
  Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation - this one is also very light but super buildable and gives great coverage. This is one that I wear most of the time to work. It lasts me practically all day long.
  Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder Foundation - this one is VERY new to me but I love it. I actually have gotten comments on how flawless my skin looks!! :D The only thing is that I can't use my hands with this one. But that's fine with me! I actually received some Bh Cosmetics makeup brushes and I am IN LOVE. So I use the foundation brush to apply this foundation but I love it, my hands stay clean and my face is streak free!
  NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray - I have mentioned this so many times before and I have posted a review on it but I'm still obsessed because it makes my makeup last so long.

Eyes
  Sephora Eye Shadow Palettes - I just love the colors and use them just about every day. The two palettes I have are Pale to Rich Taupe and the Tan Eye Contouring Kit.
  Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear Waterproof - I have this in 06 Blonde Ambition and wear it on my bottom lash line. Because it's shimmery it really brings out my eye color. And not to brag(but maybe I am) I always get compliments on my eyes when I wear this eye liner. ;)
   L'OrĂ©al Brow Stylist Sculptor Eyebrow Pencil and Fix and Finish Wax - I like trying new eyebrow pencils and I definitely prefer pencils over anything cream. Plus, this one comes with the wax to keep it in place. It also comes with that little brush to brush your eyebrows. LOVE THAT!

Hair
  Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt - I like my hair to look messy and this is the best thing to help give my hair a matte finish and make it piece-y so it's easier for me to work with.
  Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray - so since I got bangs back in November...if you've noticed...I have to use hairspray so they don't go crazy. I don't want them to be hard and crunchy so THIS is what I use! And it smells good! :)


**DISCLAIMER**
My mom works for Mary Kay now so I may be using more of their products. I will be completely honest about anything and not be biased!