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02 / 22 / 2017

 

 theBalm blushes have their magical touch on my skin. Instain Pinstripe blush is a satin plum. I wanted a cool toned blush for awhile and didn’t find anything too impressive until I saw Pinstripe. Pinstripe is way softer than their shadow/blush Cabana Boy. Since I am not used to wearing cool toned plums, I though Pinstripe was going to be too dark but it is more on the light/medium side.

Instain blushes sell for $22 and come in five other shades.





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02 / 07 / 2017

HSN Benefit Cosmetics Defined & Refined Brow Kit $34

 The kit is a four piece set from their redesigned brow line. The kit includes a brow primer, pencil, measuring tool, and highlight.

 

Glossover

I am not going into full detail of how to use the products since everyone has a different brow routine. I’m currently happy with mine except I feel this kit makes it easier to have natural and defined brows.

The primer is clear and has a ‘cool to the touch feel.’ I had no idea brow primers existed. I don’t know if a brow primer is something I will regularly start adding to my beauty routine.

The High Brow swatches white but blends in transparent creating an arch.

The Mapping Tool is so neat. The tool is used to map out where the brows need to be filled. I don’t know if the tool is sold separately.

Pencils can have a reputation of being too harsh to fill in the whole brow. My Brow pencil is soft and smooth, doesn’t give off harsh lines, and looks like my natural hairs. The pencil is on one end with a spooly on the other. I don’t like super dark eyebrows, so I chose the shade Light Brown even though I have black/brown hair.





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02 / 07 / 2017

I started playing around with Nail Decals. Etsy has a wide selection of extremely affordable nail decals. My nails are short, and it is difficult to do free hand nail art. The decals make it super easy for me to get my inspired design. I haven’t played with the Winnie the Pooh patterns, but I have the flowers and Minnie.

 

 

 

an easy tutorial

I agree with Phoebe Moon on the decals not being totally smoothed out. As I applied the nail polish to wet nails, I made the mistake of moving them around to get it in place. It is best to let the polish dry for a few minutes, so the decal doesn’t separate the color. The decals came in my size, but I still had to slightly trim them down. My nail size is youth since they are short. The staying power is impressive. Mine lasted a week through cleaning, hand washing, and daily tasks.

Nail decals are the easiest way to cheat with nail art.

Where I purchased mine





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01 / 26 / 2017

Discontinued

Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation and Smudge Sticks in Mint Julep and Violet. The Smudge Sticks are becoming my second favorite eye liner next to UD 24/7 Glide-ons. Mint Julep and Violet are discontinued, but the Smudge Sticks are still on the website; and the Illuminating Liquid Foundation makes my skin look so refreshed. I also found the Too Faced Melted Metallic in Bunny.  I’m not sure why the Melted Metallics are getting discontinued. I randomly found these at TJ MAXX and Marshalls. I went back to check Stila and Too Faced website sale section and didn’t find the shades.

Permanent

Buxom Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipstick in Nudist and theBalm Beach Balm.





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01 / 26 / 2017

Colourpop came out with limited edition pearlized duo chrome highlighters ($8). Honeymoon is one of the four shades. Honeymoon reminds me of the ABH Moon Child Glow Kit. I started getting more into duochrome makeup, but the highlighter is a hit/miss for me. I do love Lunch Money and hit pan, and Honeymoon is my second highlighter. The formula feels very light and moosey compared to their original highlighters. With its pearlized finished, Honeymoon has a silvery white base with tons of blue/lavender shifts which served as a problem for me. The highlighter on me looked like a white glittery strip. However, I started playing around with the Honeymoon and tried it as an eyeshadow and it worked great. I’m still doubting this highlighter.

The pearlized highlighters are still available.

 





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01 / 26 / 2017

Mug Shot

 

  Kween

 

   My Jam Ultra Glossy Lip

 

During the Holidays, Colourpop was offering free things every week with purchase. I was able to get three free lip colors included in my haul.

Ultra Metallic lips- Mug Shot and Kween are two very different shades. Mug shot is described as a cranberry red, and Kween is described as a Marsala. I remember when these first came out last year I was reluctant to buy them. In all the pics of the Metallics, they look like they had way too much metallic. The metallic did not serve as a problem. I found the formula to be very comfortable and light. Their texture is lighter than the Ultra Mattes and Satins. I don’t think they fall under the category as an actual liquid lipstick. These do transfer and leave behind some metallic on the lips.

Ultra  Glossy lips-  My Jam reminds me of those Jouer Lip Toppers all the Youtubers are using. I haven’t used lip gloss all that much in the past year. My Jam stood out to me. The My Jam brush does take out alot of product and some of the product has to be whipped. I made the mistake of adding too much gloss on my bottom lip with a matte lip shade and it caused some separation.

These are Brittany approved!

 





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01 / 15 / 2017

 

 

I already have a full review on the Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipstick. Even though Instigator did not work out, I still love the formula and decided to give it another try with Nudist. For me, Nudist is a better shade with how it settles than Instigator. I’ve been getting into very pale pastel nudes. Nudist is a pale pastel nude with peach undertones.





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01 / 03 / 2017

Too Faced Melted Metal in Bunny. I can best describe the feel as a metallic creamier lip gloss instead of a liquid lipstick. The formula is not tacky nor is it transfer proof. I’ve worn this shade a few times and needed retouches. I love the color.

 





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01 / 03 / 2017

 

I’m disappointed on the limited Colourpop lippie pencil ($5) reviews. I have Dopey pencil w/Ultra Satin ($11). The pencil is very smooth, has a fine tip, and a matte finish. It did not weigh down my lips. I own Toolips lip liner. Both lip liners offer a sharp defined lip line where I don’t have to over draw my lips. I forgot to do a close up shot of the pencil tip. Some pencils get dull and break very quickly even after a fresh sharpen. When I resharpened the pencil, I was able to get about four more uses.  The pencils blend in so well with their coordinating shades it is hard to tell there is a full liner underneath.