Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Week in Photos

Hey guys!
This past week has been pretty busy and this upcoming week is going to be hectic too! Throughout the week, I feel like it's important for me to take breaks to maintain my sanity. I have been LOVING Instagram ever since I got my new phone and post pictures all the time! Above are a few pics I've taken this past week.

This week I bought a new purse from Target from the line Merona. I love the structure of this purse and have been wanting a brown purse. Just something neutral and light-colored I could wear during the Spring and Summer time.

On Tuesday, it was mine and Brandon's 4 year anniversary. I decorated a white mug with meaningful pictures all the way around. :)

I also decided to spruce up my phone case by adding studs to the back. I think it turned out pretty cute and it gives me a better grip on my phone... I mean, it's not like I've dropped it four times in the past week or anything... *cough

Lastly, I went to Sephora and picked up a sample of Bare Minerals. I wanted to try this simply because I've heard of so many people liking it. I've tried mineral makeup before and hated it, but figured I'd give this a try to see if it was any different. I will be posting a review on it soon!

I hope you all have a good week and if you are finishing up this semester of school GOOD LUCK! I feel your pain! lol It's getting down to the nitty gritty but just hang in there!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

ELF Haul + Update

Hey guys!
I know I've been completely MIA lately but school has CONSUMED my life!!! UGH! I will try to post as often as I can but to be completely honest, I actually need to do a lot of catching up with school work before I can get back to posting on a more regular basis.

This past weekend I did a little shopping and noticed a few new things at my Target and K Mart. I typically hate going into K Mart and really have only gone a few times in my life buuuuuut after watching a haul video from K Mart, I decided to check it out. I went thinking I would pick up some clothes, but as I half way expected, it sucked. Instead, I spent my time in the cosmetics. I saw that they sold ELF and carried a few new items that I hadn't seen at other places. The one thing I picked up from K Mart was the Mascara and Shadow Shied, the rest I found at Target (before I went to K Mart).

I am glad to see more items from ELF pop up at my local stores. I think for the price you pay, it's a great deal! Enough talk, let's get on to the haul :)

Mascara and Shadow Shield, Small Stipple Brush, Small Angled Brush, Jumbo Shadow Stick in Forest Nymph, and Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted

Funny thing about this is the day before I went shopping I actually placed this in my cart on Elf's website. I'm glad I found it at K Mart so I didn't have to pay for shipping :)

I've wanted a teeny stippling brush to blend out my concealer for a while. 

I think this will be good for gel liner and brow powder.

This is Elf's take on the NYX's Jumbo pencils.  It swatched great and I already have an idea for a look I want to do with this.

This color looked so much like MAC's Expensive Pink. I don't actually own Expensive Pink but figured I'd give this a go to see how I liked it. They had several other colors as well.

Here are the swatches of the Jumbo Stick and the Baked Eyeshadow. I wet my finger before I applied the shadow to my hand to get a better payoff (since it is a baked eyeshadow). 

Here's a close up. From pics I've seen of Expensive Pink online, this seems to come off as more golden with just a hint of corally pink. 

 I am so glad they are coming out with more and more products at my local stores. I really do like ELF for the money. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and how you like them. Definitely check out your local drugstores for new ELF products if you haven't already!

Follow me on Instagram, yo! I've been posting a lot of pics lately and it's a great way to see what I do on a regular basis.


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Naked Cosmetics: Tropical Indulgence

Hey guys!
I just got back from vacation in Arkansas. It was so neat to see all the beautiful scenery and explore the caves and waterfalls. But now that I'm back I wanted to share  the set of Naked Pigments I won in a giveaway from Jessica from The Mod Mermaid. (Thank you so much Jessica!!!) I have never owned any products from Naked Cosmetics so I was very excited to try something new. These colors are so pretty and perfect for the Spring/Summer time. Below you will see pictures of swatches and a look I created by playing around with all the colors. Hope you enjoy! 

Tropical Indulgence- Each stack has a theme/name but each individual pigment color doesn't. It is simply labeled with 1-6

This is the note Jessica sent me with my gift :)

These two swatches are with and without a primer underneath. Clearly, it's more pigmented with the primer.

These are all swatches of the colors layered over the primer

They look much prettier in the sunlight. They are so reflective and have a shiny metallic sheen. 

I wanted to play around with all the colors and this is how the look turned out. 

Duck face anyone? lol

So far I love these pigments! There are so many ways you can use these. The pink color in this specific set I used on my eyes, lips, and cheeks. There are really no limits to how you can use these pigments.

Let me know if you have tried anything from Naked Cosmetics and how you like them.

P.S.- I just got an iPhone so make sure you follow me on Instagram :)

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Drugstore Lipstick Haul!

Hey guys!
I stopped by the dreaded Walmart a couple days ago and decided to pick up a few lipsticks and lip glosses I've been craving. And by a "few" I mean seven :/ Whoops... Every color I bought, I LOVE! I think all of these colors are so pretty and are actually great for upcoming Spring. 

Top to Bottom: Maybelline Color Sensational in Fuchsia Fever, Revlon Color Burst Lipgloss in Peony, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 06, and Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lip Color in Nouveau Pink. *exhale* lol

Here are my NAKED lips for reference :)

I love the gold flecks of glitter in this gloss. It's gorgeous on top of a nude lip!

This shade has quickly become my favorite "go-to" lip color. I've worn it everyday since I've gotten it.

This is a beautiful bright hot coral color. It looks pretty red in this pic but when you compare it to the next picture below, you can see then how coral it looks in comparison.

I originally saw this color on Amarixe (video) and fell in love! I don't know why I've waited so long to get it but at least now I have it.

Unlike the rest of the lipsticks, this one has a very soft glossy feel to it. Kind of like a lip butter. The color pigmentation can easily be built up.

This a a bright cool fuchsia pink! I think I originally saw this on GregoryGorgeous' channel. I think this is a great pop of color for Spring. 

I actually bought this gloss yesterday. This is Revlon Color Burst Lipgloss in Bellini. This gloss is really buzzing right now. It seems like everyone has been talking about it so I figured I'd jump on the band wagon too. I love it!

Let me know if you have any of these lipsticks and which are your favorites. Also, what other shades have you been loving lately??

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