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Covergirl Review.

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Something I have mentioned here over and over again is that I love to try new foundations and mascara. I have seen a lot of beauty youtubers mention this mascara and foundation and for the most part everyone seems to love them. But like always, I’m always late to the bandwagon because I love to see and read reviews on makeup then I test it out for two weeks or a month. Now let’s get started and keep reading to find out my thoughts on these two products.

1. Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation.

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This foundation lives up to it’s title, vitalist healthy elixir. It makes your skin look so healthy and fresh. It is very easy to glide onto the skin and very blendable. Since this foundation is contains antioxidants and vitamins it does smell like a skincare product but ai do not mind. It is full coverage and lightweight on the skin. All I add is two pumps to a damped ecotools sponge. You can pack up as much foundation and your skin wont feel heavy. I have dry skin to oily skin and this foundations lasts all long, at least for me it does. I wear the color Buff Beige.

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This was taken last friday early in the morning in natural lighting. Now you can see that on the left I have no foundation and on the right I have foundation on and it makes your skin really look healthy and glowy. Right?

2. Covergirl Total Tease Mascara.

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I really love this mascara this leaves your lashes nice and defined. The brush brushes your lashes evenly and makes them look nice and flirty. I love the brush has a tease comb at the end for some instant fun lift on the edges of your lashes. I really recommend this.

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I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Have any of you tried these two?

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Ecotools review. (Brush set & Sponge)

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I have really been loving this eco tools brush set. The new look has a pale looking handle, softer bristles and a much more aesthetically pleasing look. The brushes pick up a lot of product which is a plus and for the price they are really good quality. My old set is still in good condition the bristles dont come off when you clean them.

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The sponge doesnt soak up my foundation. This sponge is super easy to clean. It gets really big when damped.

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The new and old brush so you can see the difference. I had the yellow (old) for about 4 years I believe.

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Current favorites.

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Hello everyone. Today I want to talk about my current favorites that I think all of you will enjoy. I have been using these three products for about a month trying to get a good use out of them so I can really explain how they really work. All these three products are really good and definitely will be re-purchasing.

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E.l.f HD lifting concealer – This concealer is so good and it is only $3. Now the only negative I have about this product is that it only comes in three shades. I bought the lightest one in the shade light and as seen above it is a little dark for my skin tone. I still tested this product out and once I apllied it, it actually blended into my skin really well and covered up my dark circles. This concealer claims to minimize your fine lines and uplifts your under eye area which I totally agree, when I applied this I instantly saw my eyes look more open and youthful looking. I wish I took before and after pictures but if you want to see a photo let me know and I will post a picture on instagram or here on the blog. This concealer doesn’t crease up and it is very light weight on the skin and not heavy. The consistency feels really good. This concealer has vitamin c, green tea and mulberry for lifting and soothing benefits.

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Wet n wild megaglo contouring palette – When I purchased this palette I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it because I have heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. This palette has been out for a while but I finally decided to take the plunge and buy it. Julia Havens on youtube raves about this on her channel so I gave in and I can see why she loves it. I have the shade Dulce De Leche and it is a perfect shade for me as a bronzer. I do not contour with it because I much prefer it as a bronzer. The highlight side I use as a setting powder and it is a perfect shade for me. The only two things I hate about this palette is 1, it is very powdery so you have to tap out the eccess and 2, it can be a little patchy and sometimes I have to blend for a while and make sure I use a good brush, which I use my eco tools powder brush to bronze up my face. I do want to purchase the shade caramel toffee as well but Target didn’t have it. I also love how silky the texture is when you swatch it.

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Wet n wild 1 step wonder gel – I bought this nail polish at Target in the shade Coral support. I have been wearing this shade non-stop on my fingers and toes and get a lot of compliments on it. This shade is perfect for spring and summer. This polish dries fast and it doesn’t chip easily which is a plus.

I hope you all enjoy this post. Also thank you all for reading and supporting my blog.

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Beauty, Monthly beauty buys

Monthly Buy & Review

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Ok, I think I found one of the best affordable drugstore foundations and I’m happy with this purchase. I saw this foundation a few times when I would go to Target but I always hesitated to buy it because everytime I purchase a drugstore foundation, I always end up hating it. I’m not sure exactly how old is this foundation but I’m happy I finally have it in my hands, (wish I didn’t hesitate a while back) This foundation doesn’t get enough recognition on Youtube, instagram, etc. This is definetely a hidden gem at the drugstore and everyone must know about it which is why I’m sharing this with you all. When I watched Drugstore Maven video, I was like ok, I’m going to buy the foundation next time I visit Target, two months later I bought it, HA!I hope you all enjoy this post and my thoughts on this amazing foundation.

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The consistency of this Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation feels good on the skin. It’s not heavy on the skin, feels light-weight, smells good and guess what? It doesn’t crease up under my eyes or smile lines around my mouth, (phew) I really hate foundations that crease up on me.

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Now I decided to take photos of step by step on how it looks and how I applied it. First of, it blends into the skin so beautiful, I’m guessing it’s because of the comfort serum in it which in my case, serums are for making your skin look good and youthful. I tested this foundation A LOT with no setting powder, with setting powder, primer and no primer. It worked well both ways and lasted all day, I even slept with it (ahh i know, dont kill me) but I wanted to see if it would last all day and night and it did, my skin looked very glowy and perfect when I woke up.

1. I exfoliated my skin with the St. Ives apricot scrub and applied the Cetaphil moisturizer after to have a nice, clean smooth face.

2. I applied my foundation with a damp Real techniques miracle complexion sponge and I felt like this technique applied more full coverage than my buffing brush.

3. Once everything was blended in. This foundation is full coverage and I think it covered up my dark circles pretty well but I could’ve gone with another layer. Also it doesn’t leave any dry patches on my skin, it just leaves you a nice glowy look. This foundation is perfect for dry and combination skin.

4. Completed makeup look with my bronzer, blush, etc.

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When I recommended this foundation to my sister, I believe it was the following day she sent me a photo of this clip from her People Style Watch magazine. I actually love how Kim Kardashian West loves this because her makeup always looks so good.

Trust me, all of you will love this foundation. The only negative I have to say about this foundation is that it only comes in 6 shades, (bummer I know).

I hope you all enjoy this post. Have any of you tried this foundation? Have a great weekend.

P.S. I would love to do a giveaway soon but need help with ideas on the prizes, please let me know down below.

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Pop Beauty Review. (LIQUID EYE LINERS)

PhotoGrid_1492036690124Hello everyone Spring has arrived and I’m excited to add some color to my makeup and clothes this season. In the Spring time I love to experiment with color whether it’s a bright lip, rosy cheeks or a nice swatch of color on the eye lids. I do not like to do my makeup super colorful at once, I love to accentuate one feature of my face with some color and keep it minimal. Today I’m sharing two liquid eye liners from Pop Beauty that I won from a giveaway last year and I was super excited to try them out. Until recently at a festival, Beyond Wonderland I decided to use them since the theme was Under the sea and the colors I have matched perfectly with both my outfits. I know color liners can be a little tricky because it can start looking a little to theatrical, at least for me. But if you use them the right way, your makeup can come out beautiful.

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So when I was trying to find links for these eye liners, I realized these two are from a set of 3 found here. The only color I didn’t receive from the giveaway was backstage bronze. I love how these liners have a long felt tip, for me those type of liners are easy to swipe onto the lash line. They do dry pretty fast and you at least have to apply two coats two get the perfect color. Overall I think these liners are very good for the price and I will be purchasing some after I finish these.

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For the festival I wore just the purple eye liner by itself one day and the second day I applied both of them at once as seen on the photo above. Now I don’t have pictures of that day because I forgot to take photos of my finished makeup look. But I tried my best to re-create the look. The only difference here is, I didn’t apply false lashes. But I’m excited to wear the liners by themselves because they do look cute and I’ve been wearing the purple one a lot recently by itself. If you decide to buy the eye liners make sure you prime your lids and set it with some powder because if you have oily eye lids, the color will come off and you wont be able to layer the color up very well. I hope you enjoy this post. I would love to know how you add some color to your makeup during the spring time.

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Lush, Oatifix review.

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Lush Cosmetics Oatifix Fresh Face Mask – This mask has been on my (must purchase) list for a while now. While stocking up on my two favorite products from Lush, which you can read about here, I took my 5 empty pots to get a free mask. When the employee asked me what mask I wanted for free, I had told him which mask will help my skin stay hydrated and moisturized and he said, “Oatifix, for sure” and I immediately said, “great, I will take that one because it has been on my list to try.” This mask smells so delicious, you will want to eat it.

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This mask is really good for dry and irritated skin. Lately here in San Francisco it has been so cold and when it’s cold my skin gets really dry and irritated. Since this is for my dry skin, I intend to use it on the days I work because once I get home, I can feel my dry skin and we always have the A.C. on at work and that makes my skin worse and when I get home all I want to do is nurture my skin back to life after taking off my makeup.

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I love to leave my mask on for 15-30 minutes, that’s what I do with all of my masks not just the Lush one’s. I really want all the ingredients to do it’s magic when I put any skin care product. When rinsing the mask off, I love to gently massage it and get the blood flowing, plus after a long day I can use a nice facial massage. After I rinse the mask, it leaves a nice moist finish but not a greasy feeling, just a nice hydrated feel. I really recommend this to all my fellow dry skin people. I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. I would also love to know what you recommend I try and what you love from Lush.

The only thing I dislike about this mask is, you have to keep it in the fridge. I always forget about them and eventually they get hard. But it does feel nice when you put on a cold mask.

Remember to love yourself and be confident. 💜

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Review: Benefit They’re real tinted primer.

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I was gifted this Benefit They’re real tinted primer mascara as a secret santa gift. I was super happy when I opened my Sephora gift box because I have been wanting to try this product out. So whoever gifted me this, Thank you. I have been testing this product out since I received it to see if it is worth reviewing for the blog. Guess what? It is. I have been using this almost every single day since Christmas eve.

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Before without product – I wanted to show you all a picture of my lashes without anything on them. My lashes are short and thin. Sadly I was not gifted with long eye lashes.

With tinted primer only – I love using the tinted primer by itself on my no make-up, make-up days. This primer adds enough length and color to my lashes where it makes them look natural. On the photo, I only applied one coat.

Mascara over primer – I applied my Kiko Milano mascara over the tinted primer and I love the combo makes my eye lashes look.

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Now let’s talk about why I love this product.

1. You can wear it by itself for some nice, natural looking lashes without anything else on.

2. The color is in Mink brown and it is the perfect shade for girls who have thin lashes like me.

3. The brush brushes out the lashes out evenly and adds just about the right amount of length.

4. You can add as many layers as you want and it will not clump your lashes.

5. It dries fast after applying but the good thing is, you can apply your favorite mascara over it with no hassle because it leaves your lashes soft and moisturized.

Overall this is a very good product and I truly recommend this to all of you.

*This post is not sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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