Every Day Makeup

Hello!! Let me start off this post by saying I am not a morning person. I have an 8a.m.-5p.m. job and every day is a struggle for me to wake up with enough time to get fully ready for the day. In the past I would try to squeeze a full face of glam makeup in about 15 minutes of getting ready…the results were very bad. As I’ve grown up – and accepted that I will never leave myself enough time to fully get ready in the morning – I have perfected my everyday makeup look! I am very excited to share with you my favorite products and as always I will link each product down below!

Okay, so, I have just included my makeup portion of my routine. Before I put any of this on my face I will wash it and apply moisturizer! Let’s get started:

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation: I get the shade “Cool Vanilla”. I have been using this foundation for YEARS!!! It really is my holy grail product. I use this all year – on the days I do a full face of makeup – and have never had any problems with it. It is hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t make me break out. It is also full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It blends very well! This brand has a lot of foundations like this one, but my favorite part about this specific on is that it is matte. I have weird combination skin and I don’t really like the “dewy” look that other foundations tend to create. I recommend this to everyone I know!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: I get this product in the color “Fair”. I like this product because it I can go a day with only this on and it last all day long. I have very red cheeks and nose and this concealer does a really good job at making my skin look even. It is also a great price and I can find it at pretty much any drugstore.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise: In the color black. I originally got this product because I heard it was a dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara and let me tell you….I was not disappointed! It really thickens your lashes while spreading them out. It doesn’t go on clumpy and it comes off easily at the end of the night. I will put on a coat of this mascara

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner: In the color black. I really enjoy the liquid eyeliner that have a felt tip. I have a love/hate relationship with winged eyeliner and the felt tip helps make it more love and less hate. My only issue with this specific liner is that if  I mess up or try to remove any part of it, it smudges real bad. So I end up wiping my all the makeup off around my eye.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist: In the color Medium Brown. I really like this product. I fill my eyebrows in every day just to give them a little more shape and fullness. In the past I would just use a dark brown eye shadow and an angled brush until I found this product. I have always been a little weary of eyebrow pencils or other filler products because I don’t like the look of wet eyebrows. This product doesn’t do that at all!!! It also has a bunch of product in the pot so it last FOREVER!!!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter: In the shade “Champagne Pop”. This highlighter is something that I have wanted to purchase for a very long time. A few months ago I decided that I needed to “treat myself” and get it. Best. Decision. Ever. I had a hard time deciding what shade I wanted, but Champagne Pop created more of a “golden goddess” type look that I wanted. It is nicely pigmented and goes on so smoothly. I think that this product is worth saving up for.

No7 Match Made Bronzer: In the shade “Caramel”. I just recently found this product while wandering around target. Like I have mentioned above I absolutely LOVE the No7 brand foundation, so I figured I’d give it a try. This brand has yet to let me down. I am so impressed by how the color looks on my skin. It looks like a bronze and not a weird orange/brown color.

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Lace Makeup brush Set- 6pc: In the lace pattern. I also found these brushes while wandering around target. The second I saw them I knew I had to get them. I got the whole set for $20 and it is by far the best $20 I have ever spent. The brushes are so soft and just such great quality. I use them every day.

 

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So that is everything I use on the daily! I hope you enjoyed reading and learning more about me! Please comment below your favorite everyday products!

 

xoxo!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

January Favorites

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I know that it is the middle of February, but I still had some favorites in January! This past month I had a variety of favorite things and I want to share some of them with you! I hope you enjoy!!

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The first thing I have been obsessed with in January is this HUGE pink blanket scarf. I love this scarf so much because 1) it is a pink ombre, 2) it is the softest thing I have ever felt in my life! and 3) it is GIANT. I got this at H&M on sale. It has kept me extremely warm in the freezing temperatures. I adore it.

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My second favorite in the month of January is Anna Kendrick’s book. I absolutely love her as a person and an actress and this book has made me love her even more. I enjoy reading these types of book because I like getting a look at their actual lives. I like learning what made them want to get into the acting industry. They always give great advice that is applicable to everyones life!

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I love my aviators. I got these at TJ Maxx and they are Tommy Hilfiger. I just think they are super cute and they go with pretty much anything.

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This next one is very random but it also makes me so happy! I got a new sticker for my laptop that says “Say no to drugs & say yes to pizza”. I found this sticker at Zumiez and I think it was about $3. I saw it and it just made me so happy so I had to buy it. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it when I bring my laptop to class, which makes it even better!

I love hearing what you guys love every month so feel free to share!!!! I hope you enjoy seeing what I am into each month and I hope to continue these posts! Let me know what you think!

xoxo!!!!

 

Mini Beauty Haul

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It’s 2017 and you know what that means; New Year, New Me!!! Except in my case its the same me…but now I have a few more beauty products! I have been so excited to try these products and I hope my mini haul helps you in any of your 2017 beauty endeavors!

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LORAC eyeshadow palette: 

I got this palette from Ulta Beauty. I picked the LORAC Tails and Top Hats palette because the darker colors have a purple tint to them. I have been really into purple tones because they are supposed to accent brown eyes. I have no idea if it is really working but I’ve been into it. They had another palette like this one but in lighter shades. I like that it is a small palette but it still offers seven colors. It is easy to travel with and fits in almost all of my smaller makeup bags.

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Stila Liquid Lipstick/ Blush:

I was beyond excited to get this product. I absolutely love liquid lipsticks, or really any matte lipstick. This is a travel size Stila Liquid Lipstick in the shade Serenata. I have worn it almost every day since Christmas. I recommend putting chapstick on before you apply the lipstick because it will dry up your lips a little bit. The chapstick definitely helps keep your lips hydrated and helps make the lipstick last longer.

The other product that came with the liquid lipstick was the Stila Aqua Glow Water Color Blush in the shade Water Lily. This is the first liquid blush I have tried…I don’t know how I feel about it yet. I like that it has a sparkle to it and that despite the color it looks like in the container, it applies much lighter. I have tried it once and I just applied it with my hands, so I think when I try it again I will be using my beauty blender.

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Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser:

I heard about this product from my older sister and my mom. As I’ve shared before, my skin is a hot mess and a half. It has been very hard for me to find a cleanser that doesn’t cause my skin to break out even more. I completely adore Burt’s Bees products. Their chapstick has saved my lips in the freezing temperatures of winter. So I was pretty excited to try this cleanser. I really like that my skin doesn’t feel dry or tight after using it. It also doesn’t leave my face red or irritated. I only use this once a day and my Simple Micellar Cleansing Water for the other time.

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Zoella Beauty Bath Fizzers:

This was one of the best gifts I have ever received. I am, and always have been, a huge supporter of Zoella (Zoe Sugg). When she came out with her beauty line I was trilled, however none of it was sold in the US…until now. This is the only product sold at the Target closest to me. I haven’t used any of it yet (too excited to actually have it in my beauty collection) but I have heard only amazing things about it. I can’t wait for more of her products to be sold in stores and I hope that soon Target extends to her Zoella Lifestyle line!

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Bare Minerals Glow set:

Bare Minerals is a newer brand to me. I have tried their powder foundation and I thought it was great for the days where I don’t really want to wear too much makeup. This Glow set includes two powders; the vanilla sugar radiance and the original mineral veil. The vanilla sugar radiance is a light pink, sparkly highlighter. The original mineral veil is just a finishing powder. Both are very pigmented and light. I don’t use the original mineral veil on my entire face. I use it mainly in my T-zone or where I feel I get a little oily during the day. The highlighter is light enough to have a very natural look.

 

This has been my mini beauty haul! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my growing collection. Please comment and share some of your favorite products! I love expanding my collection and hearing what other people are loving. Have a very happy New Year!!! Subscribe to be notified when all my new post go up!

xoxo!

A Few of My Favorite Things…July

July has come and gone and with August comes the end of summer, school starting and a whole new list of things that I love! But before I start on that list I want to share my favorite things through the month of July.
Favorite #1:
My throw pillows. I absolutely LOVE my pillows. Yes, I am aware that it is summer time. Yes, I am aware that it is hot ALL the time, but that doesn’t stop me from piling them all on my bed and laying in the heaven that is my throw pillows. Just remember, there is no such thing as TOO MANY pillows.
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Favorite #2:
My ukuleles. I grew up surrounded by music. I started playing the violin in the 4th grade but it didn’t stick for too long. I tried playing the guitar, but I wasn’t feeling that either. I received the brown one for Christmas a few years ago and ever since that my collection and love for the instrument  grow. I love that I can travel with them. I really just enjoy sitting down and learning new songs.
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 Favorite #3:
My style books. When I first started getting into fashion, I would read these books. They really helped break down everything fashion and beauty. They are great books for those who are wanting to learn a little more about fashion/beauty or for people who are trying to create the perfect wardrobe. Grace&Style by Grace Helbig, Style by Lauren Conrad, Beauty by Lauren Conrad, and Brunette Ambition by Lea Michelle. These girls are true icons and great role models.
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 Favorite #4:
Simple’s cleansing micellar water. My holy grail face cleanser. I have the most emotional, irrational and confusing skin. If I wash it with a normal cleanser, I just break out more. Its a horrible cycle of wanting to have a clean face and not wanting to break out. That is until I found this amazing cleansing water. It removes all makeup and dirt from my face with out freaking out my skin. It’s wonderful.
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 Favorite #5:
Liquid matte lipsticks. Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now and I am 100% invested in them. I was skeptical at first because I’m not a huge lip gloss fan (I don’t like the sticky feeling on my lips). However, I am head over heels for these bad boys. They are long lasting and stay on my lips (not my face) when I eat. Which is the biggest factor I look for in  a good lipstick.
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 Favorite #6:
These are my Mala beads (also known as prayer beads). I made these myself and I use them during my meditation or when I have an extreme amount of anxiety. These have really helped me when I am feeling too anxious to get things done. They have really helped me and I definitely recommend them to anyone suffering with anxiety. Nothing has made me feel better than some meditation.
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This summer has seemed to fly by! Pretty soon we will all be back in school and the leaves will be changing colors. I’m sure I’ll have more favorites in this upcoming month and I can’t wait to share them all with you! Hope you all had a wonderful July!