How not to use an eyelash curler!

Yep…this happened Monday morning.  I was curling my lashes and the curler slipped in my hand.  The positive spin is I am so much better at applying fake lashes now!  But I think I will skip curling my lashes from now on…..

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It’s Official….I can Finally Say I have found my Favorite Lipstick!

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It’s official, I can finally say I have found my favorite lipstick!  Drum roll please…….it’s the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer.  I did a post about it when I purchased my first tube back in November.  Click here to see!  I literally wear it everyday!  I recently made a purchase from Belk and got the free bonus gift bag.  They normally include a lipstick in these and to my surprise it was another Pop Lip Colour + Primer in the color Plum. However, I didn’t realize it until I had wore it a couple of days and thought to myself, “I really like this lipstick!”  It is a matte finish also and stays on very well.  When I saw that it was the Lip Colour + Primer I felt like it was time to officially deem this my favorite lipstick formula!

The only con is this lipstick is on the pricey side at $18.50.  However, it is possible to get it without paying full price.  I got my first tube by using coupons at my local retailer and my second in a free gift.  Granted I had to make a purchase to get the second one for free, but I purchased a product I use daily and knew that I wanted to replenish.  This is the Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm.  This stuff is amazing!  So good that even though I am still using the first pot (going on my fifth month using it by the way!), I went ahead and purchased another to have on hand.

I have to admit, it feels good to have an official favorite lipstick.  Lipstick has always been one of those things I am drawn to buy all the time.  But by having a “favorite”, I think this will keep me from buying random ones to my wayyy too big collection of lipsticks that I may only wear once.

What is your favorite lipstick?  Have you tried Clinique’s Lip Colour + Primer formula?  If so, what do you think?

Makeup I am Still Loving….Even Months Later!

Long time no write!  Sorry I have been MIA lately, but life got kinda hectic.

Since it has been awhile, I thought I would let you know from the makeup products that I have raved about which ones I am still loving and using….some on a daily basis!

The e.l.f. liquid eyeliner is still my go to whenever I am in the mood for a wing look.

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Although not really makeup, I am still loving this product this spring!  St. Tropez is by far the absolute best self tanner product out there in my opinion.  A natural tan that smells great, I didn’t think it was possible!

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The Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour is one of my favorite lipsticks!  A great everyday color for me, I always keep it in my bag.

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The Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are beautiful and so pigmented!

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The Too Faced and Rimmel match up is close and I actually use them both.  I admit I reach for the Too Faced more often since I have it, but either is a good choice.  Once I run out of this tube of Better Than Sex, I will be a Rimmel user for awhile as I consider the other to be a treat given the higher price tag.

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Smashbox 24 hour photo finish shadow primer, the best eye shadow primer I have ever used!

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Finally, an under eye concealer that doesn’t crease!  Rimmel Match Perfection, you have became my holy grail!

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Hope you have enjoyed this list of my favorites.  I will definitely be purchasing all of these products again!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

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I have been on the hunt for “the one” concealer for awhile now, and I finally have found it!

Several weeks ago I decided to take a stroll through the makeup aisle in search of a new concealer.  I had been out for weeks and needed some for underneath my eyes.  I decided to pick up the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer.  This was a risky move since I hadn’t read or watched any reviews on this particular product.  But at $4.97, I thought it was worth a try!

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I love the formula of this concealer!  It is by far better than the Revlon ColorStay I was using.  It is thick, but not too thick.  This concealer covers any darkness underneath my eyes without being too heavy or creasing throughout the day.  The packaging claims it lasts for up to 13 hours and I would agree.  And y’all know I am not good at reapplying anything, so I only set it with powder when first applied and it looks good all day!

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The only con I can say about his product is the small brush applicator tip.  If you read my review on the Maybelline Instant Rewind concealer, you know I am not a fan of built in applicators.  I feel like they are a great place for bacteria.  However, if I had to choose a built in applicator I would choose a brush over a sponge.  I can use a makeup remover wipe to help clean the brush.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a affordable drugstore option. You won’t be disappointed!

If you have tried this concealer, I would love to know your thoughts.  What is your favorite drugstore concealer?

Silicone Foundation Applicator

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In theory you would think this applicator would be the best option.  It is made of silicone so it is very easy to wash before each use.  However, I have found myself going back to my brush and beauty blender.  Why?  Although this applicator is flexible, it is difficult to apply foundation around my nose and underneath my eyes.  Especially around my nose piercing.  If you are curious about my nose piercing experience, click here!

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Using a patting motion, it applies my foundation well all over my face except for these hard to reach areas.  But I also feel like it takes longer to buff in my foundation using this applicator compared to the beauty blender or brush.

I am a little disappointed with this tool.  I was really hoping this would be my new go-to applicator since I could wash it before each use.

Has anyone else tried a silicone applicator?

 

 

Mini Sephora Haul!

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I finally decided to use some of a gift card I had been hanging onto.  Here is what I decided to buy:

  • Urban Decay single eye shadow in YDK
  • Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • Benefit They’re Real! mascara

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I have had the YDK eye shadow by Urban Decay in my hand to buy so many times!  This is my favorite color from the Naked 2 palette and the only color that I completely used up!  However, at $19 for one shadow I have always put it back since I couldn’t justify the price.  Especially considering I do not have a shortage when it comes to eye shadows to use.  But since I had a gift card and this was always something I went back to time and time again, I decided to splurge on it.

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A long time ago, I asked a friend that works at Sephora what was her favorite eye shadow primer.  She gave me a sample of the 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer from Smashbox.  At first I didn’t like it because I felt like it made it too difficult to blend out my shadow.  However, when I started letting it set for a few minutes before applying shadow I began to love it.  The sample she gave me lasted me months!  It has a thick consistency so it only takes a small amount to cover each eye.  My shadow literally does not move until I take it off!  This tube is a little pricey at $21.00, however this tube should last me at least 6 months or more.

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Recently, one of my favorite products to try out has been mascaras.  Lately I have tried the Too Faced Better than Sex, which I love, and the Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam that is supposed to be it’s dupe.  I did a test not long ago to see if people could tell the difference between the two, you can check that out here.  I have also been trying the samples that have come in my Play! Sephora box.  At $24 a tube, Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara has great reviews so I decided to give it a try next.  I haven’t opened it yet because I am still using both the Better than Sex and Rimmel.  I didn’t want to have too many open at once so they don’t dry out too fast.  I can’t wait to give this a try though.  Keep an eye out for my thoughts in a review post coming soon.

Hope you enjoyed my little haul!  I still have a little left on my gift card and haven’t quite decided what my next splurge will be, but I will be sure to let you know.

 

Too Faced I Dream in Chocolate Box

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I saw on Instagram last week that the “deal of the day” on HSN was the Too Faced I Dream in Chocolate box.  The products included are:

  • Better Than Sex mascara
  • La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Sugar Daddy
  • Chocolate Bon Bons palette
  • Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black

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These products retail for a total of $112.  On Thursday you could purchase this box for a special price of $52.  They were also offering a $20 off a $40 purchase if you signed up and used Visa Checkout to pay.  So in the end I only paid $32 plus tax for this entire box!!

I can’t wait to use these products.  Of course, you already know how I feel about the mascara.  If not, click here.

I was so excited when I got this I just couldn’t wait to share it.  I love getting a great deal!