Wednesday, September 18, 2013

current favorites | september 2013

I am someone who usually gets into a routine and rarely changes it, which is why I won't be having monthly favorites. When it comes to makeup, I tend to fall in love with certain products and sometimes fall into a rut, but I don't mind it. Hope you enjoy! 

Nars Laguna/Orgasm Duo... I recently hit pan on the bronzer. This is my most used bronzer and blush. Well, actually, I'll be honest, this is my not bronzer. I used to own a bronzer by Sephora, but I don't remember the name and I absolutely loved it. The bronzer shattered on me, so I picked this one upand have been using it since. I want to try Benefit Honolulu, but until then, I am loving my Laguna bronzer.

Benefit They're Real Mascara... I received this on my birthday as part of the Sephora birthday gift. I wanted to try this since it was released because of all the rave it received, but I just couldn't let myself spend so much on a mascara. At first, i just didnt see what all the rave was about, it was just a regular mascara. Now, well it's all I use, along with my Loreal Voluminious in Carbon Black. I pair these two mascaras for long and volumized eyelashes that look like falsies but without the hassle of actual falsies.

Benefit Brow Zing... I started using this about a year ago and I have never looked back. This makes my eyebrows look so full and natural. I have very thin brows which I absolutely hate, I don't leave my house without filling them in. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good brow shadow. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mauve Night... I recently picked this up at the drugstore. I wanted an everyday lipstick for fall, and this is exactly what this is. The formulation is amazing, creamy and shiny. I always wear this on its own, without any lipgloss, because it already has shine on its own. I'm not sure how long it last, haven't really notice, but will definitely keep track when I wear it next so I can do a full review! 

So that's all ladies, my current favorite. What have you been loving lately? 

Monday, September 16, 2013

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tip of the day | makeup and skincare

Hey lovelies, how was your weekend? Baby and I were both feeling a little under the weather, so we spent most of it indoors. On Sunday, we went to church then to my mothers house to spend some time with her. Other than that, our weekend was not pretty eventful.

Today, I thought I'd write a quick little post on a makeup and skincare tip I think most of us know, just don't follow. That is cleaning your makeup brushes. Yes, a tedious task but one that will make a world of difference in makeup application and on the health of your skin. It's recommended to deep clean your brushes once a month, but I will be honest, I used to do it about every three months. It's not so much because I'm lazy, but I just forgot to make time for cleaning my brushes.

For the past six months, I have been setting a reminder on my phone the first Sunday of every month to clean my brushes and I have noticed a dramatic difference in my skin and makeup application. If you think about, when you use your brushes over your breakouts, you continue to spread the bacteria that caused the breakouts over your face every time you use it. This causes you to continue breaking out and never heal. So if you have problem with breakouts, I recommend you make time to clean your brushes monthly and you will notice your face will be clearer. As for makeup application, well the buildup of eyeshadow, foundation, blush, and other makeup products on our brushes doesn't allow the true color to be applied. I personally have multiple eyeshadow brushes so that I can use one for about a week and not have to worry about cleaning it until the beginning of the next month.

How often do you wash your brushes? Do you forget like I used to? 

Friday, September 13, 2013

review | nyx jumbo eye pencil in iced mocha

On my recent trip to Target, I purchased the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. I've seen plenty of tutorials on YouTube using this as a base so I was pretty excited to try it. I expected it to be long lasting without a primer, but was not impressed. Maybe I tried it on really humid day, or I just have really oily lids, but this eye pencil only last about 4 hours before it started to crease and fade. I'm sure with some primer it would last a lot longer, but isn't it just disappointing when you are expecting a lot more from a product and it just doesn't follow through? Personally, Maybelline Color Tattoo is better because it last a lot longer without a primer.

As for the color, it is a beautiful bronzy gold that will look great on anyone. The formulation is creamy and goes on very smoothly. My one complain about this product is the longevity of it, but hey, it is pretty inexpensive so with some primer, it will do. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

NYX haul | target

Target is seriously going to make me broke! Every time I go in, I end up spending way more than I planned for. On Friday, I decided to glance over by the makeup section while I was doing my grocery, not really looking for anything, and I found a NYX section! When did Target start selling NYX?! Because I was there about a week ago and did not see it! 

Anyways, I couldn't leave with purchasing anything. I have never tried anything from NYX, but have heard so many good things about it from the beauty community, so I am pretty excited to try these beauties out.

1. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Peach
2. Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha

What's your favorite NYX product?

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