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New Purchases!

 

I walked into my local drugstore with my neighbor a few weeks ago & even though I had no intentions of buying anything new – I walked out with two products! I truly didn’t want to buy anything, mainly because I had no money on me & also because I’m trying to save for my vacation in 2 weeks, however, she offered to buy me something if I really wanted it – so how could I say no?! Haha!

 

These are two products I’ve been eyeing for quite some time: Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer in the shade Honey & Wet N Wild’s Lipstick in Cherry Bomb! I’ve tested out both products & have had positive results with both! I’ll post a FAB or DRAB review on the concealer within the next few weeks & I’ll post a First Impression post on the lipstick as soon as I wear it out! x

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FAB or DRAB: Ardell 333

In these posts, I’ll review products that I’ve purchased and tell you whether or not I liked them! I’ll rate the product as hearts,  ♥ out of 5.

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  • Results: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 .. FAB!!!!
  • Pros: Super easy to apply, look very natural – no one knew i was wearing lashes when I wore them to work! Affordable – only $7 for two pairs of lashes compared to buying 1 pair for around $5.
  • Cons: The only con I could think of when reviewing this product is that the glue that comes with the lashes, doesn’t really last too long because I know my inner corners loosened after a few hours, but of course that could be my own fault – maybe I blink too much, who knows! LOL

I recommend everyone get these lashes! I wore the top pair (in the picture) have yet to wear the bottom ones, but I’m saving them for a special occasion. They have a collection out with other disney princesses, and I want to get them all! Look for them at Walgreens! xo 

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Neutral eye with a pop of color COLLAB!!

Hello lovelies – I’m excited for today’s post because it’s my first ever blog collab!!! I’ve been wanting to collab on my blogs for awhile now, but never got around to it. Thankfully, my friend Valerie has been blogging as well and agreed on the idea to do a joint post! EEK! Valerie is a friend I’ve made thanks to the internet and One Direction and even with the 3 hour time difference, we still talk loads! I’m happy to be doing my 1st collab with her! Woohoo! Our decision was to do a neutral makeup look, with a pop of color! You can see my rendition down below along with a list of the products used – & you’ll have to check out Valerie’s blog to see hers!

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Apply Mascara, Black Eyeliner in the waterline (& tightline too!), lashes & You’re DONE!

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Products: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion → ELF Eyelid Primer →MUFE HD Primer → DDF Amplifying Elixir → Murad Essential Eye Cream → L’oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation (330 Classic Tan) → MAC Prolongwear Concealer (NC42)→ Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Cafe) → Revlon Nearly Naked (030 Medium) → MAC MSF (Medium Dark) → NYX Cream Blush (CB 05 Glow) → Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer (As Highlight) (130 Tropics) → ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer (Nose Contour) → Urban Decay Electric Palette → Its Judy Time Palette → Naked Palette (1st edition) → Bare Minerals Foundation (For Contour) (Medium Dark) → Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (Ebony) → Jordana Best Last Extreme Mascara NYC Glitter  Showtime Liner (Tightline/Waterline) →  Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless → Sephora Liquid Eyeliner → NYC Liquid Eyeliner → NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (SML C04: London) **All brushes used were from BH Cosmetics 36 pc set**

We agreed on monthly collabs, so make sure to let us know what theme you’d like us to do next! Also, want me to go in detail on any of the steps above? Let me know and I’ll dedicate a post to it! Thanks x

DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW VALERIE & CHECK HER BLOG FOR HER PICTORIAL 🙂

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How I wash my makeup brushes.

Today’s post is on washing makeup brushes. I’m not a professional nor am I a licensed makeup artist, however, this method works best for me and my brushes & my opinion/ technique is what I’m sharing with you on this post.

Pretty much all I do is: mix my soap (baby shampoo) & oil (coconut oil) in a container, dip the brush & swirl until it rinses clear. You can use this technique for any soap + oil. I’ve done it with shampoo, Dawn dish soap + olive oil. This is the first time I’ve done it with coconut oil and I prefer it, because this particular jar from Trader Joe’s does have a scent/flavor.

(Sorry for the large photos – but, the better to see with my dear, right? right? get it? no? okay.)

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& As they’re drying, I pick a few up one by one & fluff them up with my fingers to make sure they’re drying nicely and not losing their shape. This is how I deep clean my brushes about every 2 weeks! Please if you know any quicker ways to clean brushes in between deep washes – LET ME KNOW! This method is too tedious to do every. single. time! hahah! Thank you!!! 

Any questions, comments or concerns? Leave them down below! x

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BRIGHT PINK LIPS!

Hey Everyone!

Here’s a quick post on one of my new favorite lip combos for super bright, pink lips! All you need is two lipsticks – no liner, no gloss!

First apply L’Oreal Vivids lipstick in the color 875 Vivid Rose & then layer Wet N Wild’s 910D in Red Velvet on top! That’s it! Super simple, super bright! Perfect for a night out during the summer!

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Makeup Tip #1: Affordable “makeup” brushes!

When I first started out experimenting with makeup, I of course, had no brushes. That is until one day I was staring at a container of paint brushes and realized, “I could TOTALLY use these for eyeshadow!” & That I did! I washed and dried the brushes, and then began practicing!

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1st brush: I use this dense, flared brush for blending out my concealer.

2nd brush: I just got this over Halloween and have been using this angled brush for eyeliner/smudging.

3rd brush: First craft brush I used! Soft bristles, great for blending eyeshadow.

Paint/Craft brushes are great tools to use when applying makeup because they’re affordable and work just as well as the ones you’d buy for about $15 ea.

Have you ever done this before? Did you enjoy this tip? Let me know in the comments below.

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Super Easy Eyeshadow Tutorial

I’ve worn this look twice and each time I always get complimented on it! It’s super easy and only requires 3 products! This look can be done with any color, as long as you have an eyeliner pencil & eyeshadow that match!

1. Apply NYX Jumbo Pencil in the color Purple, all over lid. Blend. Then add a purple eyeshadow over the cream base, for this look, I used the color Hollywood from BH CosmeticsCalifornia Palette Trio.

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2. Blend with a deep brown color in the crease; for this look, I used SLEEK from The Balm’s NudeTude palette.

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That’s it! See!!? Super easy! These pictures don’t do this look justice! It’s much more vibrant in person!

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