Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Favorites of 2019


I wanted to make a list of items that I really enjoyed in 2019.  A lot of these items I have purchased many times thought out the year. Most of them are affordable but there are a few that are a splurge, but i really enjoy them. I feel like this is going to be a long list but that's okay. 

You can read 9 Holy Grail Skin Care Favorites Of 2018Holy Grail Home Favorites of 2018Holy Grail Health Favorites of 2018 Holy Grail Hair and Makeup Favorites of 2018




Skincare 

Regular pric
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater- I love this spray. I like to use this after washing my face, right before applying my moisturizer and setting my makeup. . The smell is divine.

Tone it up– Still one of my favorites form 2019. They have so many type of work outs to pick from. It has daily workouts, on demand workouts and studio classes that you sign up at a certain time and can chat with before and after the class. Every week they send emails of workouts for that week.
Diva Cup I started using one in  2018 and it has been life changing! I absolutely love mine. I hardly feel the cup,  I have also saved so much money since buying and switching from tampons and liners to my diva cup. You also save on creating zero waste for the environment, since it is reusable.
 
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - Helps with white heads and other blemishes.

B.tan- So many options! I love the gradual tanners, sweet sunset vibescosmic candy glow  & just act natural. I also love using B.tan forever + ever as my base coat once a week since it last so long. Disco candy tan also gives a nice dark base but faster.

Bondi Sands Milk Lotion- Smells amazing and goes on without streaking and leaves my skin so soft.

Alba Botanica Acnedote  is what I use on my face to help with the adult acne that I have to deal with. I have seen a great improvement since starting. I use the  Acnedote Maximum Strength Deep Pore WashAcnedote Deep Clean Astringent - 6 fl oz & Acnedote Maximum Strength Oil Control Lotion.

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion- This is great for reducing cystic acne quickly. 


Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask- Great if you have dry skin or in a colder climate.

 Bath & Body Works Rose Fine Fragrance Mist- One of my favorite scents that i feel you can wear all year long.

Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime Lip Therapy- I use this every night before bed. It smells amazing and I love the way it makes my lips so soft.

No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm-   This takes off all the makeup and makes the skin so soft and clean feeling.

Makeup 


Primer-Both are great and really like how feel and work.  Elf Poreless Putty Primer  & Touch of Sol No Poreblem Priming Water

Foundation- I love the finish that Elf Flawless Finish Foundation gives me. Doesn't dry out my face  or look cakey.

Eye liner- My favorites are NYX  Epic Ink Liner- My all time favorite liner. Does not budge at all. The brush is the best that I have used. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner & Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.

Tart Tarteist PRO glow cheek palette V3- My top go to palette for my face, it has everything that you need for bronzer, high light and blush.


Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade love the way it applies and the way it wears.


Both great for giving your lashes that fake lash look.


Lashes- Ardell Lash Wispies Multipack are my favorite as well as their demi lashes.  JIMIRE Fake Eyelashes 4 Styles are great too.


Nails-Both have great designs.  imPRESS® Press-On Manicure are easy to apply  and very easy to remove.  Static Nails can be reused and can last up to 2 weeks. Personally I have had them last 3 weeks and with minimum damage to the nails. 

Hair care 


Three Little Words International- I use the whole haircare line from the shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, frizz fighter and Hair Shot Ampoules. The line smells amazing and makes my hair feel great.

 oVertone Color Conditioner - I use to color my hair and it is so easy. The colors last how ever long  you want it too, depending on how much you wash your hair.

 Deogra Mini Hair Straightener- Since I have a pixie again, its  the perfect size for creating curls and straightening.

Lifestyle/Misc


Instapot- I cook pretty much all of our meals it, it does so many different things  and it cuts down on kitchen appliances. 


Fitbit versa lite- I track everything from steps, workouts, sleep and my period. 

Lotus studs - You get 4 different colors, silver, gold, rose gold & black for $6.99.

Litter genie- I never thought it would be something I would buy but its so handy.


Fancii mirror- Super handy when doing my makeup. Dimmable with soft warm, neutral white, and natural daylight.

Earring book- I use this to hold my stud earrings. 

Makeup organizer- Holds all of my makup that I own 

Hayday fitbit band- Great alternative to the fitbit bands.








Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Daily Makeup Essentials

On my work days I keep it to a minimal where as non work days I might use a bit more products or do more with my eyes and face, like eyeliner, contour and highlight.  I won’t be talking about eyeshadow or fake lashes today because I don’t were them daily. I do go through phases where I like to wear lashes for a week then I don’t for a few weeks.  Most of the products  are from ulta or amazon, there are a few that I received from boxycharm.  I try to keep affordable items in my makeup bag but I like trying the more “expensive” items form boxycharm.



Daily Makeup Essentials

Work days

BB cream

I use Physicians Formula Super BB Cream or Burt’s Bees BB Cream. I love how these both apply and look. Burt’s Bees is a tab more oiler than physicians formula but a little powder helps.

Concealer

On the days were I just feel like I need to cover a few areas I will just use my Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer from Makeup Revolution.

Eyebrows

For eyebrows I like to use Anastasia Beverly Hills Pomade or Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel Nether one are waxy, which I don’t like. Both are easy and stay pretty well a day.

Mascara

I have been really liking my Tarte Big Ego Mascara. It doesn’t flake and makes a difference in my lashes verses I mascara. Also the Better than Sex by Too Faced is nice too. Both mascara’s  I received from boxycharm.

Non work days

Foundation

I reach for my Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation. I like how sits on my skin, not cakey or dry. I prefer using a makeup sponge when applying.

Eyeliner

The Roller Liner by Benefit Cosmetics is a great liner. The felt tip makes it very easy to go from thin to thick lines and doesn’t smudge. I also like Nyx Epic Ink Liner only this one is a bit more wet when you apply.

Contour/Highlight/Blush

A few months back in a boxycharm I received the Tarte Tarteist™ PRO glow cheek palette V3, it has two blushes, contour and highlights. It’s perfect for traveling and compact and saves space in my makeup bag.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Holy Grail Hair and Makeup Favorites of 2018

Too continue my Holy Grails of 2018 I made list of hair and makeup favorites that I really enjoyed and repurchased thought out 2018.

Holy Grail Hair and Makeup Favorites of 2018

NYX Epic Ink Liner NYX is insanely dark, pigmented formula that doesn’t flake or fade throughout the day for under $10. My go to liner. 
Urban Decay HeatI bought the Urban Decay Heat palette during a black friday sale from ulta for 50% off. Normally $54 and I got it for $27. The colors are gorgeous colors and they blend so well. I can use this palette with no primer if I choose to. 
Both Morphe  Jacklyn Hill Palette & 35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette are to die for. The colors are gorgeous and buttery. I have no need for primer when I use ether palette and the staying power is great. I don’t know which one is my favorite out of the two, it would have to be a tie. I almost got the Jacklyn Hill Vault Collection  instead of the Boss Mood Palette, but then I saw the color story of it in the store and decided for the price and how many shadows you get compared to the 4 and it’s almost the same color story. I thought it was a win win. 
Pacifica’s Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation and Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream Some days I like to use ether one when I want a no makeup makeup look. Both are very light and natural looking.I normally will use one of them on work days and need to be up at 5am, add some mascara and I’m ready to go. The bb cream is a little heaver then the cc cream, I tend to use when I work earlier than normal and have to be up at 4am. Who has time that early to do makeup? Not me. 
Maybelline TattooStudio Waterproof Eyebrow Gel This is a game changer. At first I hated it. The spoolie is too big and makes a mess. Then I tired it with a tiny/small angle brush, and I love it! The gel does stay on for about 2-3 if you don’t scrub at your eyebrows, when washing your face. Normally by day 3 I just fill in a tiny bit and I’m good to go, then later that night i will wash it off complete with hardly any effort. 
P Quicke Me Light  Dry Shampoo. I picked up the light one for blondes and pastel hair because I have light pinkish color at the moment. It works really well at soaking up any oil I might have in my hair and makes it look so fresh. 
Puff Me Up Light  is one of my favorites to use to add volume to my hair. A couple of puffs  in my hair and we have some big hair. 
GlowSpin : Premium Facial Cleansing System I have been loving this Spin Brush. It came with 3 brush heads- daily cleansing facial brush, exfoliating facial brush, and silicone facial brush and 2 settings a lower speed for a gentle, everyday cleanse, or a higher speed for deeper exfoliation. My skin has been looking great since I have been using it. 
Overtone I bought the Plumberry Kit with the extreme pink and vibrant purple. I think my favorite part of coloring your hair a fun color is the fade out. Basically Overtone is a conditioning treatment with color and extra-hydrating ingredients. The colors lasts forever me. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Favorite Makeup Under $15

Favorite Makeup Under $15




I thought I would share my favorite makeup items that are all under $15. All of the items I list are drug store. I don’t buy high-end or expensive makeup because well, I have bills, want to eat and need a place to live. I just can’t see spending more than $20 on a makeup item.  So I try to find dupes of the high-end items and call it a day. I have nothing against people who do spend the extra money. But here are items that I have found that work for me, under $15.




Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid -$10.00 I love how this goes on my skin. When I’m wearing  this foundation it’s almost like I’m not wearing any. It applies beautiful.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner– $7.00 This eyeliner does not budge at all.  Its amazing. It does not have a felt tip, which im very use to using, but a brush instead. It takes a little getting use to.
ESSENCE Colour Correcting Stick $2.99 Super creamy and easy to blend. I have the green to cancel any redness that I may have. But lately I have been having some really bad break outs and not much is hiding them completely. I still see some redness showing through but not nearly as bad when I don’t use any color correcting.
ESSENCE Coverstick-$2.99 Does the job nicely and covers any imperfections  and is also very creamy and blendable. Same as the color correcting, I’m dealing with some really bad break outs but it does help. When my break outs aren’t extremely  angry you can’t tell I have them.  I’m on the look out for a another concealer for my really bad break outs.
Elf Cosmetics  Instant Lift Brow Pencil – $2.00 I have repurchased this brow pencil for the third time  now and I always go back to it. I love that it has a spoolie. Makes my brows very natural looking.
Face Candy Milk Shake Palette – $12.00 I just love the eyeshadows shades from this palette. The creams, nudes,  browns, corals, and  purples are a great combo for spring. There is some fall out but they blend very well. This palette looks like a dupe for the Too Faced Just Peachy Palette.
Elf Cosmetics Mineral Pearls– $8.00 This produt is a bronzer highlighter and blush all in one. Go light when applying. A little goes a long way.
NYX Professional Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish-$9.99 Works well and keeps my makeup in place all day. Also doesnt dry out my t zone like other powders have in the past.
Elf Cosmetics Natural Lash Kit-$2.00 These are very natural looking. It took my husband 4 days of wearing them  to ask me if I was wearing fake lashes. 4 days. Why, yes dear I am.
Kiss Ever EZ Lash Adhesive, Clear-$3.99 Very easy to apply on the lashes and stays on all day for me. I havent notice smell when opening a bottle.
So I don’t have a mascara listed  since all of my mascaras are travel sizes  from my Ipsy Bag and I don’t see the need to buy a full size mascara when I’m sent travel sizes. But one of my favorites that I received in a ipsy bag a while back is the Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara in black brown. I will use it to set my brows after I fill them in.
Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorites