Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Favorites 2016

Well another month has come and gone, and with that there are a few different products I've been reaching for

1. Garnier Fructis Waterproof Micellar Water
I believe it was in February when I was finally able to get my hands on Garnier's Micellar Water. 
You see here that I purchased the waterproof formula, something I don't typically do. I find that 'waterproof' formulas are not as great as the original formula for most products. But this stuff seriously works. It's a dual phase micellar water, so you wanna be sure to give the bottle a good shake or two before you use it. I apply it onto a large cotton round and wipe. The first time I used it, I was hooked. It took off everything. When I went in with another cotton round I was shocked to see just a smidge of leftover makeup. 
I typically use this at night before washing my face (key word; typically), it claims you don't have to and I've definitely put it to the test. Nights when I'm too lazy to give my face a good scrub, I just make sure to use it again in the morning. 
You can find it just about anywhere, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, or here at Walmart

2. Wet n Wild Shimmering Palette in Boozy Brunch
If you haven't noticed, we're living in a world where no highlight is too bright, too bold, or too daring. And I thoroughly enjoy it. Wet N Wild's Spring 2016 collection has just what you're looking for. This is fucking bombdotcom. It's a dupe for Champagne Pop. And it's $4.99. You're welcome. 

3. ELF Cosmetics Blush Palette in Dark
This palette is really something else. If you have Medium to Dark skin and haven't tried this, I highly highly highly suggest it. Especially now, all 4 blushes are wearable, easily blended, and gorgeous on the skin. This was $6 on the elfcosmetics site. This is perfect for this time of year, peaches and coral blushes all in one small and affordable palette. You need this. 

4. Wet n Wild Powder Brush
I mean.. how cute is this goddamn thing? That's what sold me, and it's gonna sell you too. This was under $5 and I don't regret it. I actually went back and bought 2 more. The bristles on this are sooo soft, and it easily applies and blends out all powder products. I've been reaching for this constantly since I bought it.. it's just too damn cute. I love it. 

What were some of your favorites this month ?
Thanks for stopping by, xo

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easy St. Patrick's Day Look

If you're looking for a really easy way to make your everyday makeup look a bit more festive for St. Patrick's Day, you've come to the right spot.
By simply substituting a green eye shadow for your every day neutral color on the lid, boom, you're ready for St. Patty's Day
Now you can avoid the typical 'you're no fun' conversation with the office nut. 
Hard Candy 12 Hour Power Foundation primer
Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation in 330 &340 (I mixed them to get a perfect match)
Maybelline Better Skin Liquid concealer in Medium/Deep
e.l.f. cosmetics Under Eye High Definition Setting Powder
NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon
Wet N Wild Baked Highlighter in Boozy Brunch
L'Oreal Infallible Brow Stylist in Brunette
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX eyeshadow in Hunter Green and Volcano
Morphe Brushes 35O Palette for crease and transition shades
NYC Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Black
Wet N Wild lipstick in Cherry Bomb

Because this look is so simple, you can tweak it in a multitude of different ways to really make this your own.
Thanks for checking it out

Monday, March 14, 2016

Double Duty: Lorac Pro palette

I love beauty. All of it. I love lipstick, blush, mascara, highlighters all of it. Especially eyeshadow.
Every other month there's a new eyeshadow palette from a different brand and I have to buy it.
That's just how my brain works. So, naturally... I own more eyeshadow palettes than you're average broke girl. But what do you do when the hype on a palette dies down?

I'm going to be doing a few of these 'Double Duty' posts to try to show different ways to make the most out of a $30-60 palette.
Today's is using the Lorac Pro palette. This is one of my palette's that I truly cannot live without.
I'm on my second one, and I'll probably be buying another one in 8 months because I use it on the

This is one of my all time favorite palettes mainly because of the number of matte shadows. 
When I'm running late, a neutral brown in the crease and some mascara is the best thing for me. 
And no lie, this palette is usually in my car.. I wish I was kidding. 
Anyways, on to the makeup !

Lancome Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur
Hard Candy 12Hour Power Primer
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick in 177
Maybelline Better Skin concealer in Medium/Deep
e.l.f. cosmetics High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
e.l.f. cosmetics Blush palette in Dark (peach)

Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate
e.l.f. cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer
NYC cosmetics Liquid Liner in Black
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara in Black

Colorpop Lip Primer
NYX cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil in Peekaboo Neutral
NYX cosmetics Soft Matte Cream in London
Bath &Body works clear gloss

For the second look, I went more dramatic. This isn't your everyday understated makeup look. But I did wear this again, today while running errands.

Lancome Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur
Hard Candy 12Hour Power Primer
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick in 177
Maybelline Better Skin concealer in Medium/Deep
e.l.f. cosmetics High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Milani Baked Blush in Vino
e.l.f. cosmetics Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal ( I also used this as my inner corner highlight!)

Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate
e.l.f. cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline 24hour Color Tattoo in Too Cool
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

Wet n WildxFergie Lipstick in Bebot Love
Maybelline Dream Matte in Touch of Spice

Thanks for stopping by!
Which look do you like best ??

Monday, March 7, 2016

February Favorites

The month of February flew by.
It was the 1st, and then it was Valentine's Day, then Easter decor started popping up everywhere. Literally everywhere. Can we slow down, just a second please? I barely had time to shop for new beauty products this month, as you'll see my Favorites reflect that. 
Although the shortest month of the year is over, I'm not complaining, spring is slowly easing its way into PA and it's glorious. 
So without further ado, if you're interested in checking out the products I kept reaching for in February, keep scrolling. 

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer 
I added this to my shower routine in January, and couldn't stick to using it. This month I forced myself to remember, and I am so happy I did. This is one of those products that seems a bit gimmicky in stores, I'll admit. What made me reach for this is actually the other brand of in-shower lotion, Nivea. I tried the Nivea lotion during the summer, and hated it. It left moisturized, but greasy and that shit ain't cute. So I figured I'd give this one a go. You rub it in after bathing and pat it dry. I still use my lotion when I get out, but with this you truly don't have to. 
If you've been eyeing this up I definitely recommend just trying it, this bottle's almost empty and I plan on purchasing it again. (There's even a coupon for it in Sunday's paper!)
purchase here

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream
I had been using Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash for a few months, and never noticed any changes to my skin. I don't have acne prone skin or anything, but I was expecting a difference after washing. Then in January my skin went nuts for a couple of weeks, and my cleanser wasn't doing anything for it. I hopped into Target and gravitated towards this Noxzema product. It has eucalyptus in it, like some of their other products that I like so I bought it, and some face masks. I think the jar was $3.99. Figured why not. I instantly noticed a difference in the pimples, and with continued use I'm starting to notice a difference in my skin's texture overall. 
purchase here

Hard Candy Just Glow! Baked Illuminating Powder Duo in Twinkle Star
The Hard Candy 12hour Power Primer is my current go-to primer when I need my makeup to last all day, so I've been trying to explore some of the brands other products. I never hear anyone raving or ranting about Hard Candy, so I've kind of taken it upon myself to just try every product they put out. This illuminator isn't my favorite highlight powder of all time, but this month I've definitely been reaching for it more than my others. The duo features a peach-bronze, and light white gold shade. I mix them together with a fan brush and it's just so beautiful on the cheek bones.
purchase here 

Maybelline FitMe Shine-Free Foundation stick in 340 Cappuccino 
I don't think there's really much to say about this product. It's from Maybelline's FitMe foundation line, which is amazing, and because it's a stick foundation it's super easy and quick application gets me out the door in like 3 minutes when I'm in a rush
purchase here

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