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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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5 Nude-Pink lipstick swatch

Top 5: Nude-Pink Lipsticks | Sephora, Lancôme, ColourPop, Buxom, Wet n Wild

September 10, 2015

Top 5 Nude-pink lipsticks 5 Nude-Pink lipstick swatch

Sephora Rouge CreamDecollete | Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick – Bare It All | Lancôme Shine LoverTwisted Beige | ColourPopCookie | Buxom Full-On Lipstick – Sydney 

These are my current Top 5 nude-pink lipsticks.

Decollete, is definitely more of a warm rose-nude shade. In my opinion, it goes well with almost any look and compliments many skin tones. The Sephora Rouge Cream Lipsticks are highly pigmented, affordable, and the formula is hydrating + creamy. And this shade makes my teeth look a lot whiter (bonus)!

Bare It All, is my perfect go-to warm nude shade. And at just under $2USD, you can bare to grab a bunch next time you’re at your local drugstore! I actually own 3. I find that the MegaLast lipstick formula is longwearing on me + not very drying to my lips. I like to apply a balm on my lips first under most of my lipsticks anyway, just for an extra boost of hydration. MegaLast claims to be a long-lasting 4-hour formula. For me, I find that I have to touch up after about 2–2.5 hours.

Twisted Beige, is a beautiful + subtle cool-toned pink-nude shade. Lancôme Shine Lover is a hydrating glossy lipstick. It’s the perfect marriage between a lipstick and a gloss, with out being too glossy (does that make sense?). It’s such a pretty color. I really love this formula. it’s very comfortable to wear and great for everyday.

Cookie. Oh, Cookie-Cookie…I love my Lippie Stix‘s from at ColourPop! I own MANY! And Cookie is definitely another go-to warm-toned nude for me. When in doubt, I choose Cookie. This shade is a matte formula. So if you’re not into the matte lipsticks, don’t go for this one. The Lippie Stix formula is not long lasting but the colors are so pigmented and pretty, that I can overlook this minor detail. And because they are so affordable I can’t really complain. And ColourPop just launched their new Fall 2015 collection, so go check it out!

And my final fave is Sydney. I own 3 Buxom Full-On lipsticks. Sydney is a cool-toned pinkish-nude shade. This lip-tingling lipstick is matte, yet hydrating. The tingling sensation it gives my lips is NOT overpowering. I actually avoid buying products that claim to be lip-plumping + tingley because my lips actually feel like they’re burning! But not with the Full-On lipsticks. The sensation is very mild. I also like how the product is shaped. It’s like I’m applying a lip liner. I can be more precise. And for those with smaller lips, this will great. It also comes with a built-in sharpener to keep that perfect point!

Xx,

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New Pixi By Petra beauty buys | Mini Review

April 28, 2015

Pixi By Petra / Beauty ProductsPixi By Petra Pixi by Petra Glow TonicPixi beauty quick fix powderPixi beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm

Products:  Quick Fix Powder | Glow Tonic | Line Relax Serum | Tinted Brilliance Balm

Pixi Beauty is one of my favorite brands sold at Target. I really wanted to try the Glow Tonic, I heard so many great things about this product by other bloggers and YouTubers. Unfortunately, you can’t get the Glow Tonic at Target, so I purchased the toner and all the other products online at Pixi Beauty. I was so impressed by all the four + five-star reviews on these, and so many other beauty and skin care products online. Affordable and effective = perfect combo.!

The Quick Fix Powder is the perfect little translucent finishing powder to pop in my purse. I take it everywhere with me now + use it when I feel I’m getting a little oily. It’s mess-free, and easy to apply! The first time I tried the Glow Tonic, my skin literally GLOWED! I was instantly in love! It’s been about two weeks since I started using it, and I’ve noticed my skin tone + texture has significantly improved. This toner will be a forever skin care product of mine! The Line Relax Serum intrigued me so much when I read about it. Although, I don’t have lines/wrinkles yet, I do wake up with puffy eyes or tired + dehydrated skin. So I got this product to help with those issues. I love the cool sensation the serum has upon application, and how it ‘perks-up’ my skin. It’s a great primer! I’ve been using the Tinted Brilliance Balm everyday. I got the color ‘Unique Pink,’ and it’s so cool because this one works with the pH in my skin to create my own ‘unique’ pink shade! This balm is very hydrating, and the color is subtle. It’s perfect for everyday.

– Xx

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Beauty Repurchases

Beauty Re-purchases: L’Occitane, Fresh, First Aid Beauty, NYX + St. Tropez

April 21, 2015

Beauty Repurchases

Beauty Repurchases L'OccitaneBeauty Repurchases First Aid BeautyBeauty Repurchases FABBeauty Repurchases FABNYX Butter Gloss

{ NYX Butter Gloss, shade: Merengue }

Beauty re-purchases are about the products that keep us coming back. We all have our cult favorites, and also new products we discover that then quickly become part of our beauty routine.

The following products are my most recent re-purchases. They’ve worked for me, I’ve enjoyed using them and they are products that I consider to be worth my mulah— *A.K.A cash money!

First up, is one of my cult classics, the L’Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil. I’ve been using this product off-and-on for years, and I will continue to buy it. It is such a lovely, delicate and luxurious treat in the shower or bath. This shower oil is a body cleanser, it lightly foams up as you work it onto your skin. I love the way it hydrates and smooths my skin. After I take a hot shower or bath my skin feels so soft, looks luminous and hydrated. I love using it mostly for shaving- IT IS THE BEST SHAVE EVER!

The Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil by Fresh has been a part of my skin care routine since February. I love facial oils. I bought the smaller 0.5 oz at the time and I still have a little product left in that bottle before I open up my new one. But for the size, I think it has lasted me a good amount of time. I put 2 drops onto my fingertips, then I rub my hands together and I gently pat the oil onto my face. It absorbs into my skin quickly and my face does NOT feel oily. Since using the Seaberry oil my skin feels moisturized, looks healthy (like I drank 20 glasses of water), and feel like it has helped balance my skin. I usually have combination skin with an oily T-zone. But the face oil has seemed to balance my skin out. Not too dry, not too oily. It’s the ‘Goldilocks’ of face oils.

I bought the St. Tropez tan applicator mitt again because It’s the best mitt, in my opinion, to apply my self tanner with. I’ve tried a couple other brands and St. Tropez’s mitt holds up the longest. It’s just a really great tool to use for applying my self tanners evenly and easily.

I’m still a fan of First Aid Beauty. I started using their products 4-5 months ago, and the cleansing wipes and facial radiance pads continue to be frequent re-purchases of mine. I keep a packet of wipes in my gym bag, my purse and in my bathroom. These towelettes effectively remove any make up, sweat, grime, or whatever from my skin. I love how clean my skin is afterwards and it does NOT leave an oily residue behind like some other cleansing wipes I’ve tried. The cleansing wipes do tend to be a little ‘soapy’ (as I tried to show in the picture above) BUT I don’t mind it. It does not irritate my skin, and like I said, It really does a good job of cleaning my face with out leaving anything but a clean feeling. The Facial Radiance Pads do a great job of exfoliating and toning my skin, and keeping my complexion clear from break-outs (until that time of the month comes around, then I gotta take out the big guns!).

My last re-purchase is my NYX Butter Gloss. Ohhh how I love me some NYX products! I own about 12 NYX lip products, and my collection keeps growing. The Butter Glosses are great. They are highly pigmented, long-wearing, hydrating and not tacky or sticky on the lips. Best of all, they are super affordable! The shade ‘Merengue,’ pictured above is one of my favorite pinks, it goes with almost every skin tone.

Please share what some of your favorites are, I’d love to hear them.

Have a great day, and thanks for reading!

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