Favorites Roundup!

Favorites Roundup!

Hello Beauties!

Here is my favorites roundup for the week. I thought id share my current favorites for the last couple weeks. This isnt an entire monthly favorites but it is half of it!

Dark Makeup Looks-

I have been really loving dark makeup this month. I have been wearing a dark wine lip stain with med tones for my eyes and big ol thick lashes. Its so fun! I really love this look. I use to be so afraid of a dark lip. Why? Not only was it change I was paranoid the lipstick was going to rub on my teeth! I have since rediscovered lip stains and I am so impressed  how far they have come. They use to (back in the day) be just terrible and such an ugly mess I did not want to deal with them. Luckily now makeup companies are catching are and revolutionizing lip stains into what they are today and boy am I impressed! The one I am wearing in this pic in by Nyx Lip Stain in Copenhagen

Red Bull – Blueberry

I cannot live without this stuff! I have been trying to cut back but its been super hard. I was having a redbull addiction problem way back when but now its worse with these new flavors they added. This blueberry flavor and sugar free have to be my absolute favorite caffeine. Its a little more expensive then the other ones on the market but its just so delicious and in my opinion works better in a smaller can. It does the job in half the size!

Boba-

I am obsessed with boba! Its sooo good and I was craving it for weeks, I went out and bought myself a GIANT bag of uncooked boba so I can make it at home. I can no longer have a smoothie without adding extra boba. lol. Yummy!

Skinny Girl Instantly Smooth Line Filler-

I will have a review on this later but this stuff it now my HG skincare product! I use this as a primer and it keeps my face super matte for hours! My makeup will not budge. Its awesome stuff but I cant give all the pros and cons away just yet! Theres a review for that coming up!

Lip Balm-

No brand in particular. Mainly because I havent found one dear to me yet. I usually dislike lip balm and the way it smells but lately I find myself reaching for it alot more when im not doing a dark lip. Maybe because its been hot outside but I have been loving lip balms!!!

 

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Vinted App Sign Up Now And Get $15 FREE

Vinted App Sign Up Now And Get $15 FREE

Hi beauties,

I recently came across a really cool app similar to Poshmark. I registered no joke 10 mins ago and I just received a cool email saying that since I am a new member they are giving me a free $15 torwards any purchase! I was like “UMMM WHAT?!!! $15!!!” since there are some second hand and new things on there I thought I was going to literally not find anything I would like.. I mean come on what can $15 get me? Well boy was I surprised!

I found a brand new Victoria Secret Halter Top Bikini for $15 NO JOKE! Exactly $15! The $15 was applied as a discount at checkout so I only paid $2.96 for shipping. I am so excited I did run across some other VS bikinis both bottom and top for $20 so I bought them right away… um I am just overly excited right now I cant wait!

So heres what to do

1. Download the Vinted app

2. Register and use a valid email they send a verification code

3. Make your profile

4. I got the free $15 email 2 mins after signing up

5. Shop!

-If you go over $15 you pay the overage

-Discount can only be redeemed 1 time so no splitting it up

 

 

Happy shopping!

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Kim Kardashian Wedding Makeup Details

Kim Kardashian Wedding Makeup Details

Kim K’s big wedding day had everyone going wild. From what her dress was going to look like to where her wedding was actually going to be. I on the other hand was more interested in how her makeup was going to look and who was going to be doing it! I am thrilled she chose my ultimate makeup artist inspiration Mario Dedivanovic! He is quite the makeup artist working with other fabulous and glamorous stars!

I try to catch as much of his work on social media as much as possible. If you ever get the chance you can find some of his older videos on youtube! You can watch the master at work there and just fall in love with his work. I came across a post of his shortly after the wedding day where he listed all the products used on Kimmy for her big day!

So if you wanted to know what was used here is the list Mario Dedivanovic posted on social media detailing all the products he used from start to finish! Do you see a theme here?! Yes Urban Decay seems to be the BIG winner for the big day!I cant wait to recreate this look Mario did on Kim!

 

(Picture credit: Mario Dedivanovic social media post)

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Review: COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation

Review: COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation

Hello Beauty Babes!
I think its finally time I do a foundation review because it has been so so long over due! I recently picked up the COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation in the color M4. I have been using this for about a month now and so far it has worked out pretty well. They have a wide rand of shades which is amazing!
It does slide off around my t-zone where it gets oily and the coverage is a little lighter than what im use to but overall it’s a pretty good foundation. I have oily, sensitive skin so usually everything breaks me out so I was very happy that this did not break me out!

The color I picked up just by looking at the bottle seemed to be spot on however when I applied it the foundation looked light on my skin. After maybe an hour it warmed up on my face and oxidized to match perfectly. Im not sure if this happens to everyone, I haven’t read anyone else experiencing it but it did for me and ended up working in my favor.
The foundation has a nice light to medium coverage. Its definitely buildable. I usually do a light layer and it does cover the unevenness and redness I have. With one layer you will still see dark spots and if you have acne scars those will faintly appear all of which im ok with. Its hot over here so anything heavy will just clog pores and melt off! For those wanting a heavier coverage -Its buildable so if you don’t like it just keep adding layers till youre happy.
I really am not to keen on the packaging. Sure the text looks cute and im ok with the white pump but the shape of the bottle is whats annoying. The foundation just gets stuck in those “corners” and its troubling to get out. The foundation is thick but goes on light so when its in those crevices good luck!

Overall- I am almost finished with this foundation and I had a nice time with it while it lasted. Im not in a hurry to run out and replace this one anytime soon. The foundation was just ok to me I am still hunting for that holy grail foundation. Until Next time!

Pros:
-Lots of shades to choose from
-Buildable coverage
-Didn’t break me out
-Blendable
-Looked nice in photos

Cons:
-Slides off in t zone areas
-Warms up causing the color to “darken”
-The bottle- shape, its glass so its heavy and a tad bulky, hard to get the product out when the pump cant reach. I have mine upside down but then it just gets stuck into those “corners”
-Pump easy to break so be cafeful
-Needs a few layers to cover acne scars and dark spots

This is honestly a great foundation looks great in photos but im on the hunt for something better.  This may do better on someone with normal skin and virtually no blemishes.

MAC Shade Comparison – NC35

MCOVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation


MAC Shade Comparison NC35

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Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel 320 Trade Winds

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel 320 Trade Winds

 

I picked this up the other day while just browsing the drug store looking for something new to try.I saw this on the polish display and it looked like the perfect nude! I usually dont stray from my beloved Essie but I thought “what the heck this should be fine…”

I immediately went straight home to prep my nails for this fabulous polish.

Ill spare you the extra details …once I applied the first coat the first thing that came to mind was the fantastic shape of the brush. It has a slanted thicker brush then what im use to which actually made applying the polish less messy! I had to do 2 coats because the polish was so sheer that you could barely see any color.

The drying time was pretty average for 2 coats of polish so I was ok with that. The polish is a lighter version of Essie Sand Tropez which is my absolute favorite nude polish! But what happened the next day left me quite disappointed….

The next day I wake up and jump in the shower…I love taking hot showers espcially when its cold. After a few minutes in the shower the polish started melting off! Which hasnt happened to me since I stopped using cheap polishes (5th grade). I guess thats why I dont leave Essie, I can have my hands in boiling hot water and my polish will not budge (well …at least that same day) I was highly disappointed. What didnt melt off chipped off and by the end of the day my manicure looked like hell. It was quite embarrassing. It looked sloppy and unkept even though I had just done them the night before!

The verdict:

The color wasnt uhhmazing as I had hoped for (was looking for something closer to Sand Tropez) and the lasting power for a polish claiming to be “longwear” was highly disappointing. Unfortunelty I have to say…this is going back to the store.

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December – January Empties!

December – January Empties!

Hello Beauties!
I have missed blogging! I been really busy lately so I havent had much free time to blog.. but here it is ☺
I had to combine Dec- Jan empties to make the blog post worth reading. Its been a struggle for me to finish products because I keep buying new things!
Here we go!

Loreal True Match Foundation- W5
Love this foundation. I buy this everytime I run out, its pretty much a makeup kit staple. I honestly use this as reg foundation and when im on the go this is my “bb cream”. I just add my moisturizer to a small drop of foundation, mix, and apply. Works perfect!

E.L.F Lip Balm- SPF 15- Pink
This is another one of my beauty staples! I use this every night and when im going for a natural look. It gives a nice sheer pink tint and I love it. I ran out of it and frantically drove to 3 Targets till I finally found one. Its pretty popular. I was surprised that I had to go to 3 Targets to finally get my hands on one! That was all that was left ONE!

Lus Liquid Eye Glue- Black
The only eye glue I use, I can never decide so I jump back and forth from the black formula to the clear formula. I wasn’t a fan of the black formula for awhile but now its growing on me. This is a HG product.

Bath And Body Works – Pearberry Shower Gel
I swear this has been the best thing bath and body works has ever came out with. Its sadly been discontinued and only available left at the bath and body works outlet. I had stocked up on this and had my sisters buy me a stockpile for my bday. I think sadly this is the last bottle till I get more

White Rain- Shampoo- Apple Blossom
This smells amazing. I love it, I use it once and awhile when I need to change it up in the shower.

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November Empties!

November Empties!

 

Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser

This is definitely one of my skin care staples. I have been buying this product for years! I don’t use this everyday because it can be super drying. I only bring it out when I have a breakout. I use this twice a day for a week and my skin will clear up nicely. I highly recommend this product

Bath & Body Works Pear Berry Body Wash

I love love love this scent! It is hands down the best scent I have ever came across and I wish they made a perfume! It just smells so yummy! You can only find this stuff at the outlets or online. They don’t carry it in the main stores. They really need to bring this gem back. I love it. The scent just sticks to me for a few hours and it smells so amazing. I had a huge stockpile of this. Lotions, body creams and body washes. If you see this I highly suggest you pick it up!

Beauty Secrets Pure Acetone

You can find this at sallys beauty supply for a few bucks. Hands down the best acetone at the best price. It lasts forever! This is also a repeat purchase

Clean Care Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Cleanser

Love this stuff! It really helps clean that film you get on your contacts after wearing them for a week. It really refreshes them making them feel like a new pair of contacts.

Colgate Toothpaste Max Burst

Love this stuff. You get way more product and it works well. Its not a whiten brighten type of toothpaste, its pretty basic but I like it and it works well. I alternate between whitening toothpaste and this one.

Loreal True Match Foundation

Once again, Love this stuff. Also a repeat I think everyone and their mother knows about this foundation… of course it’s a must have and a staple.


 

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