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Favorite OCC Lip Tars

23 Oct
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LEFT TO RIGHT- Memento, queen, Digitalis, Super NSFW

Hi Everyone! I went to sephora yesterday and realized I haven’t bought a Lip Tar in quite a while… So I looked through and bought one and decided to swatch my favorites. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar is a 100% cruelty free and vegan brand. Everything I have ever tried from this brand has been a hit. I have four of my favorite colors to share with you.

 

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Top corner to Bottom corner- Queen, Super NSFW, Memento, Digitalis.

Ok, I know this picture is a little dark, but its been a little rainy out and flash looked horrible. The color at the top corner is QUEEN. It is a VERY bright spring/ summer color. very pretty and bold. The second color is Super NSFW. It is a dark, metallic brick red. Great color for fall/ winter and stays on so long! I feel like this will look good on anyone! Third is my newest color, Memento. It is a slightly orange-y nude. This one is also great for fall and goes on nicely. And the last color is Digitalis which is a bright, pink-y lavender shade GREAT for spring! This color probably wont look great on everyone, so test the colors and see what works best for you. Overall these are some of my favorite lip products and they go on nicely and last a long time. I would love to see your favorite colors for fall!

Mini Elf Haul!

11 Apr

ElfOkay, so not so much a haul but more of me just getting a few things from their website. Elf often has 50% off sales online! A lot of people are afraid to try them out because they are SO cheap. Yeah, they have some things I will NEVER repurchase but they also have some great dupes for higher end products! I will apologize in advance for not doing any swatches! My skin still hasn’t fully recovered from winter 😦

 

The first product I picked up is Elf’s High Definition powder ($6.00). It comes in a good sized container and is the PERFECT dupe for the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder ($19.00-$34.00). For a way cheaper price It looks and feels exactly the same!

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Next I picked up Elf’s Eyebrow Treat and Tame in Medium ($3.00). I’m sure there are a ton of expensive versions of this stuff. But this one is slightly different. It has a “treat” clear gel with a brush type applicator and you brush it over your brows to smooth them. Then you use the “tame” half which is your typical colored brow gel on a wand. Really great product if you don’t want something too heavy but you still want your brows looking good!

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I have to admit, I was kind of skeptical about their lipsticks! I guess I just didn’t think a $3.00 lipstick was going to do anything. So I decided to try just one to see how it went. I picked up Elf’s Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx. Its a perfect light pink floral color. goes on smooth, moisturizing, and the pigment is nice!

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Along with the lipstick I also got their Lip Exfoliator ($3.00) Sure you can make one at home with a little sugar and oil, but I just had to try it because it has vitamin E oil, shea butter. And then it has avocado, grape, and jojoba oil. Not much to say about this! I mean, it works just as well as any other product like it. But it tastes delicious!

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Last I picked up two of their Studio Blushes ($3.00 each). I got a nice light pink color in Tickled Pink. Then I got a light, shimmery mauve in Mellow Mauve. Both colors look really great on and the color is gradual.

Studio Blush in Tickled Pink

Studio Blush in Tickled Pink

Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve

Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve

I got all these products for 50% off on Elf’s website! You can be informed about their sales by signing up for on their email list. I would love to hear your opinion on Elf! what products did you/ didn’t you like?

I decided to make this post because I love their products and just wanted to share what I liked!

Halloween Look #1

19 Sep

Hey Guys! I LOVE Halloween time! I always have to try as many looks as possible before I choose one. So I thought I would share with you some of my Halloween looks through out the next few weeks to show you what I like, and to give you some easy ideas!halloween#1Every year I have to be something scary because we go to a “haunted” garage walk-through and volunteer. This look is VERY basic and anyone can achieve it with a little eyeliner and a little lip liner! For the outline of each black marking on my face I used some liquid eyeliner in BLACK (Jesse’s Girl liquid eyeliner). To fill in the lined areas I used the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel eyeliner in BLACK, and set it with any matte black shadow. For the teeth, I outlined little jagged marks around my lips and then filled them in with NYX eye pencil in WHITE. For the scars on my chest I simply used a dark lipstick (MAC’s Russian Red) and smudged it until it looked realistic enough. Lastly, add a dark reddish eyeshadow to random parts of your face and neck for a bruised effect.  Have Fun! I would love to hear what your favorite Halloween beauty item is in the comments below!

I FINALLY got it! MAC lipstick in Russian Red

15 Aug

Since I have the palest of pale skin, blue eyes, and red hair it is HARD to find a good red lipstick that wont clash. So after doing some research, and reading reviews I decided to try Russian Red by MAC. It is an amazing dark brick red with blue undertones, great for pale skin, and is very stay put since its a Matte color. I got this color for $15.00 (as usual) at a MAC counter a few days ago. I have wanted it for a while but decided to wait until Autumn because its a great red lip season 🙂 I recommend it! looks great on most skin colors, but really makes redness disappear on pale peeps like me.

MAC in Russian Red

MAC in Russian Red

Smashbox Pop of Pink Review!

5 Aug

So I turned 17 the other day, Yay! And I wanted to review one of the things I got with some birthday money! I haven’t tried much Smashbox other than some lipgloss and mascara, but I saw this little value kit and had to get it! It’s super cute with four pink colored items including a lipstick, lipgloss, mascara, and blush! So here’s what came in it and what I thought.Smashbox1Here’s a picture of the bright pink makeup that came in the box.

Smashbox2On The top is the Reflection High Shine lipgloss in Pop Of Pink and the bottom is their Be Legendary Lipstick in Posy Pink. I love both these products a ton! The lipstick goes on smooth and gives a really nice pigmentation! I just might prefer it over M.A.C.! The lipgloss also has great color, the only problem I have with it is that it may be a little too sticky for me. Other than that it lasts a good while!

Smashbox3This is their blush in Pop Of Pink. I put on a stronger amount on the left to show you how much color it really has! The color on the right is a sheerer coat, something a little more practical for me. It is a VERY pretty blush! It blends well onto the skin, gives a nice glow, and stays put!

Smashbox4This mascara is their Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black, AKA my new favorite mascara! As you can see in the picture the brush is HUGE and has a good sized bottle too. I always have trouble finding a mascara that will lengthen, de-clump, AND stay all day. I have only worn this mascara today, but it didn’t fail me! If you are thinking about getting a kit by smash box I recommend this! This is their POP Of PINK box, but they also have a bronze one too. At ULTA I got this kit on sale for $29.00 when it was $39.00 and it also says it’s an $87 value! So happy I got it 🙂

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NYX Lip product swatches!

24 Jun

NYX Lip product swtatches!

One of my more recent posts was a swatch on MAC lip products so I decided to swatch some of my favorite NYX lip products too! The mega shine lip gloss was around $5.00 depending on sales, the jumbo lip pencil was $4.50, and the lipsticks were around $4.00. All are very pigmented and creamy! If there is something you would like me to post about please leave a comment below! From top to bottom:
Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Beige
Jumbo Lip Pencil- Plush Red
Round Lipstick- Miracle
Round Lipstick- Spell Bound
Round Lipstick- Chloe

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Whats in MY purse

24 Jun

Whats in MY purse

I never EVER go anywhere without my purse. MY daily essentials are well, essential! these are all the things I feel are a must to bring with you everywhere!Obviously you need your wallet to hold all your card! I bring my sunglasses with me even if its not sunny for just in case, I love Kleenex tissues to have on hand if someone needs one, and i LOVE hand sanitizer! its great for if your going to a restaurant or if you were just on the metro or something. when it comes to my purse beauty items i always have some lipstick, eyelash glue, a hair tie, and a mini hair brush. i hope this helps you guys have a simple, somewhat clutter free purse idea!

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MY top 5 MAC lip products!

24 Jun

MY top 5 MAC lip products!

from top to bottom:
Mac Lipglass- Lychee luxe
Mac lipstick frost- creme de la femme
Mac lipstick amplified- ChatterBox
Mac lipstick frost- Bombshell
Mac lipstick matte- Please Me

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