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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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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. ūüíú

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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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Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation: Review.

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Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully this year is better than the last. Let’s make it a great and confident year.

Today I want to talk about the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation. Now this isn’t my own foundation, it’s my twin sisters and since I’ve been wanting to try it out, I thought I would test it out to see if I would love to commit to it. Long story short, I love it. Now let’s get into why I love it and why I think everyone else will love it too.

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All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation – This foundation claims to be full coverage, matte finish and oil free.

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Ok now the test and why I love this foundation. I’m rating the foundation by the three things it say’s on the bottle.

1. Full Coverage – I used one pump and applied it with my fingers and blended with a damped beauty blender. I think it is full coverage, as you can see on the photo, it left a nice and airbrushed look and for one pump it covered my dark circles. With two pumps, I’m sure I would have none. But a yes to full coverage.

2. Matte Finish – When I applied this, it instantly looked matte. I have dry skin and this worked very well on me. Throughout the day it still stayed matte. So matte finish, yes.

3. Oil Free – When I pumped this onto the back of my hand to apply on my skin, it didn’t feel oily, doesn’t give my skin a shine either. So I believe that this foundation really is oil free.

Now the waterproof part worked out perfectly because I took my son a bath and when I took him out the bath tub he put his drenched hair on my face and instantly I thought, “NO!! My foundation is going to come off,” After I dresses him I checked my skin and it left no water marks, no lines of foundation coming off. My makeup was still put. I need to go buy own, ASAP. In case you are wondering I used the shade 3.0

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I hope you all enjoyed this post and helped you all out in case you are deciding to buy this foundation. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask.

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BH Cosmetics Brush set Review.

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Face Essential 5 Piece Brush Set

So I talk a lot about makeup but not about what I use to apply my makeup with. I got these brushes about two months ago and won these. I love these BH cosmetics brushes. I’ve never tried them and they are soft to the touch. I love how sleek they look. The gold makes them look so chic. Surprisingly these brushes work really good. Now that I’ve had these for a while, I want to purchase some more. I really want the Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale ones. They are such a pretty color and they are only $15 so I need to get them asap because last time they sold out. I hope you all enjoy this post. I’m going to also explain how I use these brushes. If you have any questions about these brushes please let me know.

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108 Powder Brush – I love to use this brush to apply my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer because its a perfect size and fits perfect on my face if that makes any sense to you.

109 Duo Fiber Brush – This brush is perfect to apply my blush from the Becca and Jaclyn Hill palette. It applies perfectly on the apples of my cheek.

110 Contour Brush РThis brush is perfect for when I apply my Ulta Banana pressed  powder. This brush fits perfectly under my eyes and applies my product smoothly.

111 Foundation Brush РI do use this to apply my foundation much faster and after use my beauty blender. I mainly use this brush to apply my Becca and Jaclyn Hill shimmering skin perfector poured creme. This brush helps it apply better than my fingers. It gives it a nice seamless look.

112 Concealer Brush – I use this brush to apply my Colour Pop eye shadows. It picks up the product really good and since I have small eye lids this brush is perfect.

All these brush pick up product very well and to clean them I use baby shampoo and when I’m cleaning them they don’t shed which is a big plus.

* Disclaimer – Not sponsored and all opinions are my own and honest.

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Buxom Review

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How many people still wear lip gloss? I haven’t wore lip gloss in a while. I would wear it all the time in High school, (my boyfriend hated it.) These Buxom lip glosses are so good and so is the whipped liquid lipstick. I love trying different makeup brands and Buxom is one that I’m really glad I tried. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about them and some bad but I didn’t let the bad get in the way of me trying them because everyone has a different opinion and we don’t all like the same things. I hope you all enjoy the post. Have any of you tried Buxom products? If so what do you love?

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Wildly¬†Whipped lightweight Liquid Lipstick – The whipped formula is what sold me on this. The texture feels so good when you apply it. It goes on very smoothly, very nice and pigmented, 2lasts all day and it is a semi matte finish. I would describe as a creamy matte finish, so if you are expecting a super matte finish, this isn’t for you. But I think if you apply a thin layer of this you can accomplish a super matte look. Since the consistency is a mousse/whipped texture it isn’t going to dry down completely matte because it is a teeny thick consistency. But I love people. This is the color Exhibitionist. The color is so pretty.

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Full-On lip Polish – This lip gloss is such a pretty fuschia color in the name Jennifer. It’s very pretty for everyday if you are one of those people who doesn’t like to wear pink lip gloss. This gloss gives you a nice plump lip, very glossy finish, a little sticky which I don’t mind and it wears off through-out the day, what gloss doesn’t?

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Full-on lip¬†cream – This gloss in Pink Lady is my favorite color and I wear it every single day. It reminds me of my Urban Decay gloss in the color Walk of shame. I really want to try Buxom White Russian, I’ve heard a lot of good things about that color. Back to Pink Lady, this gloss has no shimmer which I love because shimmer on gloss can get annoying sometimes. This gloss has a mint scent to it, (it does plump) your lips.

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Divine Goddess Luminizer¬†–¬†This is such a very subtle luminizer. Out of all the others I’ve tried, I love this one. It is a nice texture, not super shimmery like the others I have tried. I love to mix this in with my foundations to have a nice glow. Sometimes I love to add it on the top of my cheekbones instead of all over the face mixed with my foundation. The formula makes it easy to blend and take off.

If you would love to see a comparison on this with the Becca shimmering skin perfector let me know. I hope you all enjoyed this post.

Remember to always live yourself and be confident.