Beauty

Maybelline Face Studio Blender Review.

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This Maybelline sponge is hands down my favorite from the drugstore. It is super affordable (hey $5) and you can purchase it at Wal-mart or Ulta. When you wet the sponge it gets to a pretty good size, I’m sorry I do not have a side by side comparison of the sponge wet and dry. When I apply the foundation onto my damped sponge it doesn’t soak up any product and it gives my face a nice airbrushed look. As seen on the photo above 1) on the curve you can grip for precision and accuracy 2) for blending large areas with your foundation 3) to blend hard to reach areas such as around your nose and under and inner eye area. You will see that in the end this sponge gives you a nice seamless look.

I give this sponge 5 stars. I truly recommend this to you all if you are on the hunt for a affordable beauty sponge.

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These are some of the sponges I have tried, I only dislike one and I will explain why. I love trying new sponges every chance I get. These are all pretty affordable minus one but you do get what you pay for or better.

1. EcoTools total perfecting blender – This is the most affordable sponge. You can use this wet or dry for a nice air brushed look. It doesn’t soak up any product and you can purchase this at Ulta, Wal-Mart and Target.

2. Beauty Blender Pro – This beauty blender is perfect for those darker products that are hard to clean. This product also gets super moist which helps to use your product even more so it doesn’t soak up.

3. Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge – This sponge was not good. When you damp it, it is still hard and not bouncy at all. It soaked up my foundation and it ripped easily. It’s multi use but I really don’t recommend this.

4. Original Beauty Blender – The famous beauty blender. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like this sponge. I love it a lot and I think the price is pretty reasonable. It’s a multi use sponge. I love you use it damped, obviously. You can also use it dry for powders and it gives you a nice natural look.

5. Real Techniques Bold Metals Diamond Sponge –  The only thing I like about this sponge is that it’s latex free and it works good for hard to reach areas. What I hate about this sponge is that is absorbs my foundation so fast. Anyone else had this problem?

6. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – This is the best dupe for the original beauty blender. This doesn’t soak up product and it is nice and bouncy and super affordable. I love purchasing this sponge in the twin pack.

7. L’Oreal Infallible Beauty Blender -This sponge is so soft to the touch and has a smooth surface which makes it easy to hold the product. I think it works really good wet or dry. When damped it gets nice and big. This doesn’t soak up any product. I really love this one.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have any of you tried any sponges not on this list? I would love to know some of your recommendations. This is out of topic but have any of you tried a silicone sponge yet? I really want to try one.

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Current obsessions. (Beauty)

remover

Cutex nail polish remover: I’m very happy that I decided to try out a new nail polish remover, especially this one. It removes my nail polish fast even those stubborn red and black polishes. What I love about this nail polish remover is that it leaves my nails moisturized, soft and smelling good, that’s right smelling good. The smell starts off strong like any other regular remover and when using others I wash my hands right away but with this one you don’t have to because within a minute the smell fades into a somewhat decent fresh floral scent. If you have a little girl who loves painting her nails, I would really recommend you use this nail polish remover. You need to buy this to understand what I’m talking about.

Hello cuties. I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I know I’ve been lacking in the blogging department but I’m here now with a new post and I’m going to share some of the beauty products that I’m currently obsessed with and been using a lot lately. I hope you all enjoy this post. I would love to know what beauty, skincare products you have been loving. I’m really looking for new things to try and I would love your recommendations. Also I have a few changes on the giveaway. The prizes have changed because at first I couldn’t get my hands on the eye shadows I really wanted to buy so I bought something else. I really think you are all going to love the prizes, I’m still picking two winners and once I receive the prizes in the mail I will post all the rules for the giveaway. I’m really sorry I had to change the prizes but stay tuned. Make sure to follow me on twitter @_im_jeanette and my instagram @JEA_STYLE to stay updated on the giveaway. I should be receiving them the latest Monday. Thank you for your patience.

scrub

Josie Maran argan sugar balm body scrub: I recently purchased this set at Sephora. I love this body scrub. Its very rich and moisturizing. It really leaves my skin super soft. It smells very good. Once I’m done with this, I will be buying the full size. I only use this when I want to pamper myself. The softness lasts for three days, insane.

lotion

Josie Maran whipped argan oil: Now I know why everyone on youtube is obsessed with this stuff. This really keeps my legs hydrated and moisturized. My legs get really dry and itchy and I hate it. I tried this and I love how my legs feel after. Its a nice whipped texture and smooth. It has a nice scent to it. Definitely committing to the full size as well once this is empty.
oil
Josie Maran 100% pure argan oil light: I love wearing this oil a lot especially after I wash my face at night because it gives my dry skin the oil it needs. Before adding my foundation I love to add a little under my eyes, and my T-zone since those are the most drying on my face. Once in a while I mix this with my foundation to give it a light and smooth texture, I don’t like thick foundations.

lip oil

Josie Maran Argan Infinity lip and cheek creamy oil: I’m very obsessed with this oil, I love to wear it by itself. I have yet tried it on my cheeks but when I do I will post about it and let you know how it worked out for me. Its not sticky at all, it smells good and its perfect for everyday. I also love mixing this with my velvet teddy matte lipstick.

nail polish

Formula X and Cupcakes and cashmere in Haute Sauce: This nail polish is so pretty. I love it so much. Its a perfect red. This is better than the other reds I own. Emily did a good job designing this color. I’m sad I couldn’t get the other two from her collection. Ever since I started wearing this color I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on it. I love Emily and her blog. She is my favorite blogger and one of the first blogs I started reading back in 2009. Visit her blog here.

lip pencil

MAC LIP PENCIL IN SOAR: I love wearing this lip pencil on its own. I bought to pair with my velvet teddy lipstick but I prefer it now on its own. This color is very pigmented and it lasts long on my lips as well.

blush

Wet n Wild coloricon OMBRE BLUSH: I finally found a blush color I love and it was only $4.99. I purchased this at target and I love it. It gives my cheeks a nice flushed look and I think it goes well with my skin tone. To achieve this color all you need is two strokes and you are good, this blush is very buildable to your liking and lasts all day.

conce

Maybelline fit me concealer: I purchased my concealer in the color fair. I’ve seen a lot of youtube videos on this product and everyone seems to love it. Well what can I say, so do I. I’m going to stick this concealer from now on. It doesn’t crease under my eyes and it covers my dark circles perfectly. I can’t say anything negative about this.

foundation

Covergirl simply ageless foundation: OMG! I don’t think I’m ever using another foundation again. I love this foundation so much. Its full coverage and it doesn’t settle in the lines either. I hate how other foundations crease on me and emphasize my lines (wrinkles) under my eyes. This one doesn’t do that. When I saw the commercial for this foundation recently I decided to give it a go, (Thanks Ellen). I love how it gives my skin a nice airbrushed look as well. What I love most about it is that is lasts all day. Even through my workouts.

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Fall beauty must haves 2015

Fall beauty must haves 2015

Here are some of my beauty mush haves for fall. This is really all I need. The two eye shadow palettes have all the essential colors for fall and they are perfect. The mascara gives you a lot of volume ND it makes them look fuller which I love in a mascara. The bronzed trio from bare minerals is a must have for me because I love the two bronzers it has and they are the perfect shade and the highlight is amazing, also a tip, you can use the trio as eye shadow and it gives you a nice natural look. The Taylor Swift perfume and Bethany Mora are my favorite because they have a nice sweet scent to them and to me that is perfect for the fall time. The Essie polishes are in rotation for me, my number one face is Bahama mama. The last two products I’m obsessed with even more. The eye liner by benefit is super dark and it lasts all day, I promise you will love it. Last the campy red lipstick is something I must have in my makeup bag. What are some of your must haves for fall this year?

Remember to love yourself.

Perfume
boots.com

Essie nail polish
$17 – thehut.com

Beauty product
nyxcosmetics.com

Bare Escentuals black eye makeup
$28 – selfridges.com

Maybelline eyeshadow
maybelline.com
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