The Makeup Tag!

  1. ♥Do you remember your first makeup item

I do believe it was a clear gloss. My mom also gave me some eyeshadow, which I think was Covergirl.

  1. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

 

Black as my soul and length for days, that’s really all I ask for. The best one I’ve used so far is Makeup Forever Excessive Lash mascara. It’s my go-to right now but I’m still looking!

  1. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?

Usually medium. Thankfully I have fairly clear skin, so I don’t typically see the need for full coverage.

  1. Favorite high-end brand?

Urban Decay. ♥

  1. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

Right now, Colourpop is at the top of my list.

  1. Favorite Drugstore Brand?

           NYX. They’ve never disappointed me!

  1. Do you wear fake eyelashes?

Nope! Honestly, I probably would because I think they look fabulous, but my husband is totally freaked out by them lol! So I stay away for his sake haha.

  1. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?

 

Nah. I regularly leave the house without it on!

  1. What is your most cherished beauty product?

Probably the set of Eco Tools brushes I have. My husband is amazing and randomly brought them home for me one day and they are amazing!

  1. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or do you like to pick up all your goodies at once?

I really wish I could just pick everything up at once. It’s just not possible! Some stuff I like to get is only available online.

 

  1. Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?        

Oh, there’s a budget! Makeup is my weakness so if there’s no budget I go crazy. lol

  1. Do you utilize coupons, reward cards, and sales when you shop cosmetics?

Yes! The more you utilize those tools, the more you can afford.

  1. What type of product do you buy the most of?

The last couple months I’ve revamped my lipstick drawer, so I have a LOT of lip stuff right now and most of it is new. I really should write up some reviews for some of it!

  1. Is there a brand you can’t stand?

Unpopular opinion, but, Jeffree Star. I. CAN’T. STAND. HIM.

  1. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

Unless I find it’s breaking me out, I really don’t care.

  1. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Ulta and Walmart are the two places that I buy the most stuff from.

  1. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?

Since my skin isn’t overly sensitive, I LOVE trying out new stuff! Currently looking into some korean beauty stuff to try and review!

  1. Favorite bath and body brand?

I can’t say that I really have one! I do like everything I’ve tried from St. Ives though, but I think they would consider themselves more of a skin care brand.

  1. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would it be?

Probably NYX or Urban Decay.

  1. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

Benefit and Too Faced both have really cute packaging. Etude House, a korean brand, also has some really awesome stuff.

  1. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

I don’t know if she’s really considered a “celebrity”, but I’m always in love with how Shannon Harris does her makeup.

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  1. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

Typically, none. My hair has really been through the wringer the last three years, so I’m trying to just let it rest for awhile.

  1. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

Nope! Just my lil’ old blog on here!

  1. Are you clumsy when putting on makeup?

I’m horrible at putting on liquid eyeliner.

  1. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

I use both actually!

  1. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?

YES! Multi-functional makeup and tools are my jam.

 

  1. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus

Shannon Harris (shaaanxo), Kathleenlights, and Casey Holmes. I really just have the three.

  1. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

Foundation first always!

  1. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Yes! I would LOVE to! I’m completely self-taught right now but there’s always more to learn.

  1. What do you love about makeup?

Everything! Makeup is my passion!

 

**I got this awesome survey from grimmgirldotcom**

 

until next time!

xoxo ♥

 

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3 New Things I’m LOVING for Fall!

It’s September y’all!!

Fall is just a few weeks away, the days are getting shorter, and there’s pumpkin spice flavored stuff everywhere.  It’s the beginning of my favorite time of year – holiday season. Bring on the cozy sweaters and boots! Gimme that pumpkin donut and that dark red lipstick.

I’M READY. ♥

Just in time for fall, lots of companies have released new products that will fit in just perfectly with your wardrobe. Let’s take a look, shall we?

 

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Essie & OPI

Just look at all of these beautiful colors! I can’t WAIT to get my hands on some of them! Now, normally, I’m and Essie girl when it comes to nail polish. But this fall release? I just feel like OPI is on the ball with this one. With names that are all Washington, DC themed, OPI has definitely hit the mark with all of the forest greens, deep purples, and a nice burnt orange. Essie, on the other hand, released a smaller selection with a japanese theme. All 6 colors released are perfect for fall and definitely worth checking out!

Colourpop

Colourpop just released the items for their yearly fall edit and it’s just lovely. With just a few things to choose from, Colourpop came out with 4 lip products and 2 eyeshadows – all with  nice, deep, berry tones.

Benefit

Not long ago, Benefit released their new line of brow products. Have you seen them? They’re beautiful. But, they’re also expensive. I am all about finding deals and steals, and I definitely found one worth sharing. I was scrolling through the Ulta website about a week ago when I found this!

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Guuuuyyyyyys! This kit is ONLY $34!! It comes with 2 FULL SIZE products and two mini’s. Can you feel my excitement!? This kit is worth $59 and you get it for only $34. If you love doing your brows, this is definitely a must have!

 

 

What are you looking forward to this season? Let me know in the comments!!

 

until next time!

xoxo♥

3 Beauty Vloggers That You Should Be Following

If you’re anything like me, when you have a question about makeup, you turn to YouTube.

 

I mean, who wouldn’t? You can find almost anything on there. Rewind back to a couple months ago to when I was trying to figure out what the heck contouring was and I stumbled upon the magical land of beauty vloggers. After watching my first “haul” video I was hooked. Down the rabbit hole I went…and I must say, it’s been one sweet fall.

Let me introduce you to my three favorite beauty gurus! ♥

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From left to right, we have:

Shannon Harris

Shannon, recognized more often as Shaaanxo, is a 23 yr old lipstick lover hailing from New Zealand. She’s been vlogging on YouTube since 2009 and she updates her channel with new video content 3 times a week. Y’all. This girl is. the. bomb. She is so creative with the different looks she comes up with and she’s incredibly down-to-earth and relatable. And those brows? TO DIE FOR.

Kathleen Fuentes

Better known as Kathleenlights, this girl is setting the new standard for a YouTube beauty vlogger. Not only is her channel becoming more popular by the day, but she’s collaborating with some big brand-name cosmetic companies. Makeup Geek? Colourpop? Ofra? If you recognize any of those brands then you know what I’m talking about. Her highlight palette with Makeup Geek is at the very top of my Christmas list this year.

Casey Holmes

Casey’s channel is the place to go to if you are curious about new products. This girl is always trying out new stuff, and she makes it a point to investigate a wide range of cosmetics – from super affordable brands like Essence and Wet n Wild to high-end luxury items. I love watching her videos because she really does understand what her viewers are looking for; 100% honest reviews with a shot of humor.


 

Of course, there are a LOT more beauty vloggers out there worth watching. These are just my top three!

Do you have a favorite YouTuber?

Let me know who in the comments!

 

Until next time! ♥ ♥

xoxo

Ride or Die Makeup tag…kind of?

In case any of my fellow makeup addicts have been out-of-the-loop lately, let me explain what this “ride or die” makeup tag is and where it came from!

The idea is that if you were stuck on a deserted island and had to pick ONE thing from each category (primer, foundation, concealer, ect…) , which products would you pick? What are your all-time absolute favorite makeup products ever? This idea has been popular lately because famous beauty guru and youtuber, Jaclyn Hill, recently put out her video with all of her Ride or Die picks. You can watch that video here.

So, today, I have rounded up all my faves to share with you all! You’ll notice there’s a few things missing…that’s because I’m still hunting for a favorite!

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From left to right, we have;

  • NYX Angel Veil primer
  • Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette “New-Trals vs Neutrals”
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
  • NYX lip liner in nude beige
  • NARS blush in Orgasm
  • NYX soft matte lip cream in London
  • Wet n Wild illuminating palette in Catwalk Pink
  • Makeup Forever Excessive Lash mascara
  • NYX HD concealer in light
  • e.l.f. HD setting powder
  • Wet n Wild contouring palette in Dulce de Leche

I’m looking at my list now and a few things come to mind. I definitely should’ve left out that NARS blush. I know, I know! It was the first high-end piece of makeup I ever owned, so I guess I love it because of that? I’ve just never loved the pigmentation on it. I have other blushes that have better color payoff, but I don’t really *love* those either. I’m picky I guess, I don’t know.

All of the other stuff on here though, I do legit love. I use this stuff constantly!

If anyone wants to see any of these items in action, let me know!

 

until next time!

xoxo

Wishlist | Fall 2016!

Hello everyone! Who else is excited that it’s almost time for fall!? I know I’m ready for sweaters, boots, pumpkins, and COOL WEATHER! It’s still way too hot here in North Carolina, and I will be (im)patiently waiting another couple weeks for it to cool down.

While I’m waiting for that to happen, I will be trying out a whole bunch of new (to me) products for you all, so I thought I would share what’s on my wishlist right now!

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NYX Lip Lingerie & Lid Lingerie

Every single time I go into Ulta, every single shade of BOTH of these are completely sold out. Every. Single. Time. Y’all, I go into Ulta a LOT. I’m thinking that I might have to bite the bullet and just order them straight from NYX’s website. Just look at all of the perfect nude shades! I’ve seen a lot of the Lip Lingerie shades compared to the Kylie Lip Kits, which I think is awesome because you can get them for a fraction of the price.

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Palettes, palettes, palettes!

Here we have the Wet n Wild color icon trio in Velour Vixen, Makeup Revolution’s Fortune Favors the Brave palette, and Carli Bybel’s palette for BH Cosmetics. Now, I will probably pick just one out of the last two I listed but at the moment I can’t decide which one I should try out! They both look so beautiful. But the Wet n Wild trio is only $3, so that will be mine. A gorgeous berry smokey eye? It’s gonna happen.

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Milani Blush

And last, but definitely not least, I will be picking up one or two of these perfect rose blushes by Milani. Look how beautiful these are! From what I’ve heard, they are super pigmented too.

So that’s it for my wishlist at the moment! Leave a comment and let me know what else I should check out and what’s on your list!

Until next time!

xoxo

 

Brand Review | Wet n Wild

In my last post I mentioned how much I’ve been loving Wet n Wild this summer, so I thought I would dedicate a whole post to it! It’s quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite brands, so I thought I would share what I have, what’s worth getting, and why you should totally love this brand.

I made this neat collage to show you guys what I have!

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In the lip category, we have;

  • 2 Balm Stains in Lady and the Vamp & Caffeine Fix
  • 3 MegaLast Lip Colors in Vamp It Up, Cinnamon Spice, and Cherry Picking
  • 2 Color Icon Lip Liners in BrandyWine and Willow

In face, we have;

  • Megaglo Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink
  • Megaglo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche
  • Coverall Cream Foundation in fair/light
  • Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink

In eyes;

  • Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone
  • Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
  • Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in Calling Your Buff!
  • 2 Color Icon Glitter Eyeshadow singles in Brass & Bleached

And lastly, we have the makeup remover sheets. (which are totally amazing)

You guys. I did not pay more than $5 for one single item on here! Is that affordability or what?! And not only are all of their products super affordable, but they are of great quality too. Those lip liners I picked up at Walmart for $1 each, they are BEAUTIFUL! They glide on easily and you can wear them alone or with gloss – or under some lipstick of course. The Balm Stains are probably my favorite right now because they are just so effortless – just swipe it on and you have a nice wash of color.

Another thing I really love about this brand is that they are always stepping up their game. They’re constantly coming out with new products, color options, and improving their formulas. You can find their stuff in a few different places as well. My favorite being their website! If you’re looking to buy in person, then you can find Wet n Wild products at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Dollar General, and possibly your local grocery chain store.

Out of the products I have, the one thing I would recommend to anyone is the Illuminating Palette. You get 4 different shimmery shades that can be used for blush, bronzing, and highlighting. The shade on the far right I even use alone on my eyelids!

Overall, I just love this line of products and they are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet!

 

Until next time!

xoxo