Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Favorites 2016

Well April's over with. Yeah it's over.
The older I get the faster time passes me by, it's criminal. Actually. 
I've been trying a ton of products the past 4 weeks, and narrowing them down to the best of the best was harder this time around. 
So let's jump right in to it before I remember another product I love. 

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation
If you're following me on Instagram, then you saw my post the day I brought this home. I was eyeing it up literally since the day it released on Sephora's website, and I had made plans with a friend to head to a Sephora about on hour away to try it out (the Sephora near me is a small store inside JCPenney). Then one day I strolled around another local mall, and there was the entire Marc Jacobs line. I swatched the shade Cocoa Light, and it matches perfectly. If you haven't tried this out for yourself I highly recommend it. The thousands of reviews honestly don't even do it justice.
I don't wanna go in to too much detail now, I'm working on a full review that will be posted in the next couple of weeks.
I've been using this foundation almost everyday, at first I tried to limit the usage, this thing is $55 ya'll. But the coverage and finish is unbelievable. This will definitely be in my yearly favorites. Yeah, it's major. 

Milani Prime Shield (Matte)
This primer was released alongside the brand's new 2-in-1 Concealer and Foundation. I have oily skin, but love a full coverage foundation.. so I often find that a few hours into wearing a foundation I'm shining bright like a diamond. This primer smooths, and keeps my skin more matte than any high end primer I've owned in the past. And it's under $10. Win, win. 

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer
Holy hell, I honestly don't know how I've survived this long without this damn brow pencil. 
I'm a dedicated user of the Anastasia Brow Pomade, but I'm also a dedicated sleeper, and full time snooze button offender. I wake up late 7 days a week, and the Brow Pomade makes doing my brows a 10minute process. Needless to say I needed a substitute to help speed up the process a bit. The color is perfect, the pigmentation is perfect, it's creamy, the pencil is retractable, and there's a spoolie on the opposite end of the pencil to groom rowdy brow hairs. This is my savior. It's comparable to the Anastasia Brow Pencil for about half the cost, and I think it might be better. I still love my Dipbrow though, don't get it twisted. 

NYX Soft Matte Cream in London & L.A. Girl Lip Paint in Elude
I rediscovered this soft matte lip cream while cleaning out some beauty products in March and I almost tossed it because it's quite nude for my skin tone. But paired with the lip paint it's gorgeous. 
I let the lip cream dry down, and then add a few dots of the lip paint on my bottom lips and rub it in a little..ugh, it's beautiful. 

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Yes, I know I'm late to this party, but I just never understood why anyone would spend $5 on 25 makeup wipes. I got bills, and I'm broke. So I never bought them. Last month my boyfriend actually picked these up for me when he ran into a drugstore. Now I understand all the hype. These things take off every single ounce of makeup. There's nothing really more to say about them. If you're in the market for an amazing makeup wipe and haven't tried these, trust me, spend the extra couple of bucks. You won't be disappointed. 

Well that's everything for this month, like I said in intro, I've been trying a bunch of new products, can't wait to see what make it into May's Favorites. 

Thanks for reading ! XO

Monday, April 18, 2016

Copper and Mist

Hi everyone !
This past weekend was the first sunny weekend of spring, and it was beautiful. 
It's amazing how waking up and seeing the sun can really set the tone for your day. 
Saturday I went to lunch with my mom and nana, and before deciding what to wear I knew exactly how I wanted to paint my face. This is the usual story for me, I never know what to wear, and more times than not I'll have a full face of makeup on and still be in my pajamas.
I know I'm not the only one. 

Any-hooo, let's jump into the look. 
This is a great look for those of you who tend to wear neutrals, but are looking for a way incorporate some colors into your spring makeup. 

Hard Candy 12hour Power Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Minimizing Primer
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Maybelline HD Setting Powder
NYX Contour Palette
Makeup Revolution Blush in New Rules
Hard Candy Twinkle Star Illuminator
L'Oreal Infallible Setting Spray

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Morphe 35K Palette (crease, inner & outer lid)
Milani Bella Copper eyeshadow (center of lid)
Wet N Wild Retractable eyeliner in Misty Eyes
Morphe single eyeshadow in BAM (lower lash line), and Glisten (brow bone highlight)
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara 
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
Eylure Lashes #83

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone, and you;ll hopefully notice that with upcoming posts. I'm planning to start the #100daysofmakeup Tag on Instagram, so if you're not already following me there, you definitely should. I have a bunch of ideas and I'm excited to see what I can think of. 

Thanks for reading, XO

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Daytime Glam using Morphe 35O

Hi everyone !
I hope your weekend was everything you dreamed it would be and more.
Saturday was my nana's Surprise birthday party, she turns 80 this week, so I was busy running around making sure the last minute details were perfect. And they weren't, as we were walking in to the hotel where the party was located, there's my aunts and cousins in the hall.. -___-
But all in all it was great, family and friends from all over the country were in town and she had a great time. That's all that matters. 
Anyways, my post today is on the look that I wore at that party. I got a lot of compliments and questions on it, and it's rather easy to do so, let's get right into it. 
All of the eye shadows are from my current everyday palette, the 35O by Morphe. 
It just makes waking up late, just a little bit less stressful. 

Hard Candy 12Hour Power Primer 
Milani Prime Perfection (Matte) (this blurs my pores, and keeps my oily skin tame)
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation in Cocoa Light
NARS Creamy Concealer
Airspun Loose Translucent Powder
Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino
NYX Contour Kit
NYX Illuminator in Magnetic
MAC Fix+
I know the Morphe 35O palette is always out of stock, it's out of stock at the moment :/
But they do restock it often, so keep your eyes out. If you follow the brand on Instagram they're very good with letting their followers know when it'll be out. 
Also, I  will be doing a full review of the Marc Jacobs foundation, so keep an eye out for that in the next upcoming weeks. 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Morphe 35O
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Extreme Black
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black
Ardell Demi Wispies

NYX Soft Matte Creme in London
LA Girl Lip Paint in Elude

This has been my go to lip combo for the past couple of weeks, I love rediscovering products in my makeup collection. I've had both of these since they released and I just love how they look paired together. 

Thanks for reading, XO

Monday, April 4, 2016

Glow Green

Hello ma'am/sir.
As a beauty blogger, sometimes I have to force myself out of my comfort zone in order to find inspiration.
This is not one of those times. This weekend, while sitting at my boyfriend's place with nothing else to do I pulled out my makeup and just played in my collection, one of my all time favorite things to do in case you were wondering.
I recently purchased a ton of products from Morphe and this look is focused on one of their stunning eyeshadows. Tokyo Tea. It's a beautiful lime green lustre shadow with iridescent flecks running through it. UGH. Basically it's gorgeous and you need to buy it.

Here's what I came up with guys, hope you enjoy it !

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm
Smashbox Photofinish Primer
Circa Color Balance Foundation
NARS Creamy Concealer 
ULTA Finishing Powder
Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
Milani Baked Bronzer (as highlight)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
Lorac Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer
bhcosmetics 120 palette (all crease shadows, brow bone highlight and inner corner highlight)
Morphe Brushes Individual eyeshadow in Tokyo Tea (all over the lid)
Eylure Lashes in  #126
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black

Milani Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
LA Girl Cosmetics Lip Paint in Elude

Thanks for checking out this look !

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