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Winter Weekend Getaway Wish List

Mini Wish List For A Girls Trip To NY | Nordstrom, Club Monaco, Express, Urban Outfitters + LOFT

November 19, 2015

Winter Weekend Getaway Wish List

Faux Fur Pom Beanie | Wedge Bootie | Toggle Coat | Off-The-Shoulder Sweatshirt | Mohair Blend (Lavender) Infiniti Scarf Fringed Hem Infiniti Scarf | Lavender Beanie | Lace Hem Sweater | Mittens Side Split (Pink) Sweater

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So in early December, my sister and I are planning a Sister’s Getaway to New York. I’ve put together a little wish list for our Winter trip.

New York is so beautiful during the Holidays, isn’t it? I love it when my sis and I get to go away together. We are both so busy & It’s been too long! I’m really looking forward to spending some quality time with my best friend! And since we live in Florida, it’s also a good excuse to purchase some sweaters + outerwear pieces for the trip. It will be freeeeezing – brrrrrrr! But for those of you who live in the colder parts of the country, maybe this post will give you some ideas for your winter wardrobe.

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e.l.f.cosmetics haul

e.l.f. cosmetics haul

November 17, 2015

 

e.l.f.cosmetics haul

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{ L-R:  Moisturizing Lipstick » shade RED CARPET | Lip Stain » shade BERRY BLUSH | Jumbo Lipgloss Stick » shade SUMMER NIGHTS | Lip Balm Tint » shade NUDE }

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{ L-R:  Lip Balm, Jumbo Gloss Stick, Lip Stain, Lipstick }

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{ Top-Bottom:  Expert Liquid Liner » shade CHARCOAL | Waterproof Eyeliner Pens » in the shades BLACK + COFFEE }

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{ L-R:  CHARCOAL, BLACK, COFFEE }

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{ Blush in the shade » CANDID CORAL }

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Up until recently, I’ve only tried e.l.f. makeup brushes (which I love BTW!). When I was shopping at target, I decided to get my hands on some of their beauty products and give ’em a shot!

The reason why I picked up three eyeliners is because I want to test a variety to do a winged-liner. I’m actually not that great when it comes to doing the whole winged-liner look (with liquid liner or pens, specifically). I wanted to find a good formula, a long-lasting formula and an easy to use product. I want to master the winged-liner! And after swatching these liners, I’m excited to try them.

As you can probably tell from the pictures above, the Lip Stain bleeds a little. So if you have particularly dry lips, or lines around your mouth, then this product may not be for you. I’m not sure it’s for me either. It fees like a wet marker going on my lips. I’ll give it a fair shot though to see how I truly feel about the lip stain. I think I’ll really love the others I purchased. I like the shades + the formulas seem to be very hydrating too. The Red Carpet Moisturizing  lipstick is more sheer, rather than fully opaque, but it is buildable and you can achieve an opaque look. I love this shade red. A pretty option for the Holidays. The Lip Balm Tint is the perfect balm. Hydrating and with just a hint of color. I built it up for the photos, but the NUDE shade is really sheer. The perfect lip product if you want something hydrating and natural for everyday. I will keep this in my gym bag or on my bedside table.

The blush is so pretty. Again, a good option for everyday, and it will go with almost any makeup look. The photos don’t do this shade justice (I tried my best). It is the perfect peachy-coral with a beautiful sheen finish. Really a soft and pigmented formula.

Have you tried any of the e.l.f. cosmetics products? Let me know what you like!

prices: bronzer brush $2  | total face brush $2 | expert liquid liner $2 | lip balm $2 | lipstick $3 |  lip stain $2 | jumbo gloss stick $2 | blush $3 | eyeliner pens $2 each 

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