Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul!

Happy Wednesday!

Since the start of September, I’ve been feeling really excited but also kind of bummed. I’m excited about the fall, pumpkin scented and flavored everything, nights by a crackling fire while sipping hot cocoa and the holidays, but at the same time I’m  bummed that the summer season is close to being over.

Probably one of the more disappointing aspects of summer being over is the end of bright, fun summer shades from our favorite makeup brands. To make way for the coming fall season, Colourpop one of my new absolute favorite affordable makeup brands, had an end of the summer sale a couple of weeks ago and I was able to stock up on some of the best summer shades for almost dirt cheap! Yay for Sales!

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

When I caught wind of this sale, I immediately went browsing through the sale offerings a found a lot of gems. I picked up three Lippie Stixs, two Super Shock Eyeshadows, and two Lipsticks.Ultra Matte Liquid LipsticksIn total I spent about $34.

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

#1 Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

You all know how much I love liquid lipsticks, so when I found that some of their gorgeous liquid lipsticks were on sale, I knew I had to snag some.

Chilly Chili – This was part of their summer collection, but I personally think of it as more of a fall shade because of it’s warm and rich brown tones. 

Shimmy- I’ve always been a huge fan of pinks when it comes to lip colors and this one did not disappoint. It’s the perfect pinky nude which makes it great for everyday wear.

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

#2 Super Shock Eyeshadows

I saw swatches of these eyeshadows on Colourpops’ snapchat and fell in love with these shades. As you can probably tell by the picture, I have been getting a lot of wear out of them because they are so beautiful and highly pigmented.

Krinkle- By far my favorite of the two, this color is a beautiful teal color with a slight glittery/shimmery effect and it doesn’t take much of this shadow when applying. Love this one!

Cop-A-Feel- This shade is much more subtle than the other one but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look beautiful on. It’s a perfect nude eyeshadow that can be used as a base or highlight….really the options are endless.

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

Colourpop End of Summer Sale Makeup Haul

#3 Lippie Stix

These little gems are the real MVP’s because their design is so great that each one is very easy to apply without getting too much lipstick on the lips. And would you look at those hues! I MEANNNN…….

Fiesta – This shade is a nice coral color and it’s subtle enough to where it’s not too bright but also pigmented enough to notice the beauty of its hue.

Croquet- This shade is a sort of true pink color with a slight hint of red undertones.

Tickler- This is a VERY pigmented almost magenta pink color and it only takes a tiny bit of color when applying.

 

Total: $34

I don’t know about you, but Colourpop is quickly becoming one of my favorite affordable makeup brands! Let me know in the comments what you think about them!

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Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Happy Wednesday Guys!

As you’re probably already aware, I’m all about saving money when it comes to beauty products and I truly feel that when it comes to makeup, it’s totally doable to find affordable makeup options that also have great quality!

These products I’m reviewing for you today are some recent purchases of mine that I feel like you have to try because they are SO good!

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Why choose Drugstore Products?

All of these products are $12 or less at your local drugstore and they work just as well as some of the greatest higher end beauty products out there!

Since high-end brands have been getting more popular in the past few years drugstore brands noticed this and knew they had to step up there games as well and believe me, they have!

On to the review!

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Loreal Voluminous Base Primer Mascara:

This first product is one of my favorite primers out there! If you want to plump up your lashes, then this primer is definitely a product you’ll want to try. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my lashes since I started using them!

Cost: $8.99

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow 24-Hour Foundation:

Okay, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the hype about this product before and I can safely say that it’s not all hype…..it really is that good! I almost never buy drugstore foundations but when I heard people raving about it so much, I knew I had to try it out myself and I was so surprised by how much I like it! It really does last ALL DAY and the coverage is pretty great too. **PSA…. it also comes in a matte version if you have really oily skin**

Cost: $12.99

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

NYX Ombre Blush:

If you haven’t heard of or even try NYX’s Ombre Blush, then girl….you are missing out! You can’t see it as well on camera but you can actually see the ombre effect of the blush at first glance and when you put it on, the color payoff is AMAZING! I never knew how much I needed pink blush in my life until I tried this!

Cost: $9.99

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Base:

Although I’ve said that this pore eraser was my favorite, this face studio master primer comes in at a close second! It makes your foundation stick a lot better and smoothes out a good bit of imperfections!

Cost: $9.99

Must Try New Drugstore Makeup!

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye Waterproof Mascara:

When I saw Katy Perry’s new products in collaboration with Covergirl out in stores, I was a little surprised to be honest because I wasn’t even aware that she was coming out with products so I knew I had to grab one and give it a try. I love this mascara! The formula is great for curling and adding volume to the lashes and the wand has to be my favorite out there! It has just enough thickness and dynamic design to help achieve that great lash curl! Not to mention the fact that it didn’t smudge at all! Definitely, a mush try!

Cost: $8.99

 

Well, those are my new drugstore beauty must tries, but I would really love to hear what some of your favorites are. Make sure to tell me about them in the comments below!

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New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

You guys know how much I love masks. Well, when I learned that Loreal was coming out with clay masks and that I was going to get to try them, I was beyond excited!

To be honest, I’ve never used Loreal skincare before so I went into this with an unbiased view of Loreal skincare products.

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Breakdown of Products:

Loreal Pure-Clay Masks: The three clay masks I got to try were the Eucalyptus, Charcoal, and Red Algae masks.

All three products are made with a powerful blend of 3 pure clays and enhanced with natural source ingredients.

They’re so easy to apply….. just apply an even layer to clean dry skin and leaving on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off with water. *Make sure to avoid the eye and lip area when applying*

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Eucalyptus Mask:

This was the first mask I used and I have to say, my I wasn’t disappointed. As I was wearing the mask I could feel it tightening my skin and the next day I felt I could see a small improvement in my pores and I wasn’t as oily. Not too bad Loreal!

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and oils
  • Absorbs impurities and unclogs pores
  • Reduces excess shine
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Charcoal Mask:

I used this mask on the second try (although I did space out trying the masks at least a week between) and since I have used charcoal products before, I kind of knew what to expect. Definitely made my skin look better and gave my skin that “glow”.  Another great one!

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and pollution
  • Reduces dull skin and increases luminosity
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Red Algae Mask:

This was the last mask that I tried and I’m still kind of on the fence about it. While it was a great exfoliator and made my pores shrink a little bit, it did unfortunately make my skin breakout. To be fair, I have really sensitive skin so anytime I use a product my skin isn’t used to my skin freaks out. Since I’m still on the fence about this one, I’m going to give it a solid B-.

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and oils
  • Unclogs and tightens pores
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells and smoothes imperfections
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

 

Now that you’ve heard what I think about these new masks from Loreal, I want you to tell me below…. Are you willing to try them out and if so which one?

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Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or Less!

Hey, guys!

It feels so strange typing this because as you may (or may not) have noticed, I’ve been absent from this blog for a little while, so I feel kind of rusty. To put it simply, I just really needed a break from blogging and I also had some other life events happening around the same time which needed my attention.

First of all, I just started school which I’m really excited about! I was sort of a late bloomer when deciding whether or not I wanted to go to college. Better late than never I guess!

Since I started school again, I’ve felt really overwhelmed by all the schoolwork so, my blog has taken a hit. I’m really sorry for that and I hope you do keep coming back because I promise, things are going to start getting back to normal around here soon!

Even though I haven’t really published a post in a while, I have been doing some behind the scenes work on new posts and content for the blog and that will all be coming very soon which I’m very excited about!

Without any further rambling, I’m just going to go ahead into this new post!

 

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

Breakdown of the products:

As I’ve stated before, I’m all about saving money especially when it comes to beauty, and I really feel that you shouldn’t always have to shell out a pretty penny just to get a good beauty product so I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite beauty bargain buys that I always run back to when I need a cheaper alternative to some of my favorite beauty products.

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

Loreal Voluminous Superstar Waterproof –  This first product is my holy grail eyelash product that I use constantly and is totally worth the value! There’s actually a hack I have for using it to get a false lash look that I will be doing very soon so, be on the lookout for that!

Cost: $9.27

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser-  I don’t know about you, but my pores are my biggest concern when it comes to my skin and I’ve still not found a great product for getting rid of them, but I have found a product that minimizes them and that’s what is great about this primer! If you’ve ever used the NYX pore filler or any of those other great primers at Ulta, then that will give you an idea of how this works and it’s cheap too!

Cost: $5.64

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator-  Speaking of NYX, their liquid illuminators range is a must try!  Is it just me or are highlighters really having a moment this summer?!? I’ve been using this in the color sunbeam and it gives a really good “glowing” effect to your skin that you really want in a highlighter. Um yeah….and it’s also cheap too!

Cost: $7.49

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Denim and Bling Collection-  I’ve used the Sinful colors nail polish before and I’m kind of sort of in love with them. The collaboration they have with Kylie Jenner makes me love them even more because as we all know……girl has good taste! I picked up the color Hello Halo from the range and in my humble opinion, I think it’s the perfect shade of white! Perfect for summer!

Cost: $2.99

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick-  Again from NYX (because they’re just that great), another great find is their matte liquid lipsticks range! I love a good matte liquid lipstick and the color range from NYX KILLS IT in this area! This particular one is in the color Tea & Cookies and it’s a nice pop of pink in matte form!

Cost: $6.99

Drugstore Beauty Favorites- $10 or less!

Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Polish –  I’m including another nail polish into this list because this one is my all time favorite from the drugstore! Not only is this nail polish very affordable and has the perfect nude and blush shades but the color payoff is amazing! This particular color is in the shade sugar coat.

Cost: $2.27

 

So those are some of my absolute favorite drugstore beauty products, let me know which ones are you favorite below!

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My Favorite Line Of Liquid Lipsticks Is This Brand

When it comes to the lips, I’m a lipstick girl all the way. It’s not that lip glosses are any less effective at giving a beautiful lip color, it’s just that I don’t like the sticky feeling on my lips. Now that the geniuses behind beauty products have started creating liquid lipsticks, I feel I can have the best of both worlds without compromising my comfort.

Getting the chance to try out Studio Gears’ True Whipped Gloss Stain line, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. While these are described as Whipped Gloss Stains’, I see them as more of liquid lipsticks because the colors rival that of other popular liquid lipsticks (ahem, you know the ones I’m talking about ;)) .

Before I get into the specifics of what you should know when researching this product, let’s just take a moment to appreciate their beauty.

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks Are This Brand

Who Is Studio Gear?

If you’re not familiar with Studio Gear, they are a cosmetics company who believes that your makeup should work for you and they’ve formulated their products to be professional makeup artist quality but still accessible to all women through their own expression and confidence.

They have so many different products that are worth checking out as well such as foundations, concealers, primers, eyeshadows, mascaras, liners, blushes (& brushes) and even skincare products.

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks Is This Brand

(My Favorite Shade// True Pebble)

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks Is This Brand

(Second Favorite// True Fuchsia) see at the bottom for all shade names.

What Do I Think?

I’ll be honest with you, when I first opened these glosses and took them out of their pretty little packaging, I was pleasantly surprised by the size of these glosses because I didn’t think they were going to come in such a big size. I mean, they aren’t huge but they’re a nice size for the amount of product you get.

I also love how sleek the packaging is. I’ve seen a lot of glosses that might have a great formula, but the design of the packaging is awful. Studio Gears’ nailed their design. It’s pretty evident in the pictures just how good it looks.

Another pleasant surprise that I didn’t see coming was the fact that all of the shades are highly pigmented. Oh, and I Love, LOVE the fact that shade you see on the packaging and outside the box are exactly Identical, so you know what you’re getting.

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks Is This Brand

How Does It Wear?

Whenever I read reviews on products a lot of times I tend to skip straight to the part of the review where you find out whether or not the product works as described. I’m sure that’s why you came to this section as well, so I’ll cut to the chase. Here’re the positives:

  • Easy application
  • SUPER- pigmented
  • Long- lasting (no really!)
  • Velvety texture
  • Nice color range

Negatives:

  • A tad bit drying
  • Price point is not my favorite

I thought I would elaborate a little bit more on each point of interest. So for the positives, let’s start with the easy application. When I said I was a lipstick girl earlier, there still is a downside to applying with regular lipsticks. The sticks tend to be too wide which makes it hard to apply in very narrow corners of the lips.

With the liquid lipsticks and this brand, in particular, the doe foot applicator makes narrow corners or any other hard to reach corners easy to get to. No more uneven lipstick! Win!Win!

Pigmentation is so important when it comes to makeup because if it takes more application of a product to get visible color, then you end up running out of the product quicker than you should and that’s another thing that makes me love these glosses!

I’m sure duration is super important to you when it comes to lipstick. You’ve found exactly that with these glosses and I say that with the utmost sincerity because I’ve been applying these glosses early in the morning every day and by 5 p.m. there’s still color present. Yes, it may not be as apparent as when you originally applied it, but there will still be visible remnants of a stain which is kind of what this gloss is anyway.

Ok lastly, let’s talk about the velvet texture and color range I spoke about earlier. When I said that these glosses have a velvet texture, I was referring to how matte they are. I myself prefer a matte lipstick over one with sheen. I know this may seem insignificant to some, but it’s a top priority on my go to makeup list.

As far as the negatives go, I said that these glosses can be a tad bit drying, but I made sure to say tad bit because they aren’t drying enough that I would rant about it. They aren’t super moisturizing but they do feel silky with only a slight bit of drying feeling. If you want to read about the price, then skip to the next part.

My Favorite Liquid Lipsticks Are This Brand

I Bet You Want To Know About The Price…..

I couldn’t end a review without mentioning the price because if you look at all my other posts and my about page, you’ll see that having affordable beauty options is one of my main goals. Yes, I listed the price as a negative when I listed the positives and negatives, however, I decided to go ahead and add these on my blog because Studio Gear is actually going to give all Echanning readers a discount for buying their first product, (skip below for coupon code) so I feel it fits perfectly with my blog values.

Price: $17.00

If you’re interested in trying out one of their glosses or beauty products, then click here and make sure to enter the coupon code: echanning16 for a 10% discount on checkout.

 

***This is a sponsored post. I received these products from Studio Gear via Brandbacker in the hopes that I would give an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and true.***

 

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Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

What’s one thing all beauty-obsessed women have in their arsenal? A nude palette. That’s what.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ve probably heard a beauty blogger or beauty YouTuber talk about their love of nude palettes. The nude palettes that all seem to rave about, Urban Decay’s Naked, Bobbi Brown’s Nude on Nude palette, or Maybelline’s the nudes might all come to mind.

While I LOVE all of these brands and hope to own them all one day, let’s be real here. Some of us can’t afford to shell out those kinds of price tags very often. I budget, ALL. The. Time. Rarely do I ever have tons of money left over after all the essentials are paid, to be spending on those high-priced versions.

Over the years, I’ve become super money savvy when it comes to beauty, just take a look at these nails I did for example. So If you are SICK & TIRED OF PAYING FULL PRICE FOR A GREAT NUDE PALETTE, then this post is for you.

I’ve found two eyeshadow palettes that are just as good as those pricier ones, but for a 1/8th of the price!

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

Two Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

The nude palettes I’m talking about are the L.A. Colors Day To Night eyeshadow palettes.

The first eyeshadow palette, Daylight, has a lot of warm colors such as rose, bronze, sand, and some great night looks as well with purples, and coppers and dark browns.

The second palette, Dawn, has a lot of nice rosy colors with hints of metallic, teal, deep purples, and some smokey colors such as deep browns and silvers.

What I like About These Palettes…..

So apart from the price, which I’ll talk more about in a minute, my favorite thing about these palettes is the variety of smokey/nude colors that make it easy for you to go from day to night, hence the name of them.

I also like the fact that they tend to stay on all day and pair great with subtle and even statement makeup looks.

What I don’t Like About These Palettes……

While the price is great (more info in a minute), the downside to these palettes is that it takes A LOT of product to get a more noticeable color payoff. Some of the shades aren’t pigmented enough to be used in a look, so I mostly use those for highlighters on my brow bone.

I also wish the packaging was a lot more practical. The top of the palette clicks too tightly together with the bottom part, which makes it hard to open. Other than those two things….. I would say these palettes are fairing very well!

How Much Does It Cost & Where Can I buy Them?

The BEST NEWS  you’ll probably hear in a long time is that these eyeshadows are super cheap! I got both of mine from the Dollar General for $1 a piece. Yep! You heard that right! A DOLLAR A PIECE!

As far as where you can buy them, I went to their website and found some more places you can buy them at besides Dollar General. They’re listed below.

  • Walmart
  • Drugstore.com
  • Target
  • Fred Meyer
  • Styles For Less
  • Family Dollar
  • K-Mart
  • Five Below
  • Kinney Drugs
  • Food Lion
  • Drug Emporium
  • H-E-B
  • Fred’s
  • Gordman’s
  • Dollar Tree
  • Navarro Discount Pharmacy
  • Big Lots
  • Galaxy Food Centers
  • Woodman’s Markets
  • Harvey’s Supermarkets
  • United Supermarkets
  • Lowes Foods
  • Shopko
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Rite Aid
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Kerr Drug
  • Maxway
  • Hi-School
  • U-Save-It Pharmacy
  • Safeway
  • WinCo Foods
  • Mutual Drugs
  • Ingles
  • Long’s Drugs

 

Here’s What The Colors Look Like On….

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

Two Nude Eyeshadow Palettes That Are Cheap!

So now that you’ve seen these nude palettes? Do you think it’s worth trying out? Tell me your favorite cheap makeup products below!

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

As December comes to a close, I want to share with you some of the things I received in my Influenster Jingle VoxBox. It’s always nice to receive “gifts” in the mail, but it’s especially nice when it’s around Christmas time and Influenster didn’t disappoint with this Christmas themed VoxBox.

This months VoxBox was filled with everything from good things to eat, to makeup and skincare products, to cute little stuffed animated toys.

If you’re unfamiliar with what Influenster or a VoxBox is, then you’re in for a treat. Influenster is a campaign program where anyone who loves trying out new products or reviewing them can join and receive free products in what’s called a VoxBox once they’ve completed their survey questions. Influenster then matches you with the right VoxBox campaign that fits closely with the questions you’ve answered.

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

Opening The December Jingle Vox Box

In this box Jingle Vox Box are….

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

I love this cream because it’s great for sensitive skin and it really moisturizes well. I usually apply it before bed or if my skin is feeling particularly dry, I will apply it a couple of hours before doing my makeup.

Biscoff Cookies

If you’ve ever tried traditional cookie butter, then you have an idea what this cookie tastes like. I’m not typically one to go for hard cookies but pair these with some milk and they make a nice little treat.

Ore-Ida Tater Tots

I know you’re probably wondering, “where are the cookies?”, in this box you receive a coupon for a free bag of these and all you have to do is go to the grocery store and pick it up. I haven’t picked mine up yet, but will definitely be doing so next time I’m at the store.

Hallmark Itty Bitty’s

Bascially, what these are, are these little miniature stuffed animals made after your favorite animated characters for example.. I received the Olaf one from the insanely popular Frozen films. These are so cute and the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your little ones.

NYC City Proof 24Hr Waterproof Eyeliner

What I love about this eye liner is the fact that it’s waterproof because none of us want to have our makeup run when we get sweaty or wet. The pencil I received came in the color dark brown, which is perfect for me because black tends to look a little too harsh on my eyes.

KISS True Volume Lashes

I don’t typically wear lashes everyday because I feel like I should save them for special occasions, but I did try the ones that came in my VoxBox today and I was really happy with how natural they looked. Mine were called chic and they blended in perfectly with my natural lashes.

KISS Strip Lash Adhesive With Aloe

There’s two good things about this glue. First, is the fact that it’s made with aloe and prevents irritation which is obviously great. Second is that the glue holds the lashes very well. However, the bad thing about this glue is that it’s black and messy and gets all over everything. I guess I squeezed the tube a little too hard or something, because it shot out of the tube and got all over my clothes and me and stained my clothes black.

Pure Ice Nail Polish

I’ve tried pure ice nail polishes in the past and I love their color ranges. The only problem I’ve found with these polishes is that they don’t last very long. I received the color french kiss which you can tell by the photo above is a dark blue color. I applied this nail polish and the next day it started chipping. That really bugs me!

Don’t forget to check out Influenster and let me know if you’ve tried these products below or if you liked them or not!

 

***I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All thoughts and opinions given are completely honest and my own.***

 

3 Foundations: Which One Is Best?

Finding a good foundation is like finding that “perfect” pair of jeans. It’s almost impossible and can take years upon years to find one that fits you best. This is the problem I have with foundations. Each one individually has a certain set of qualities that make it good but not necessarily great.

When I find one I like, I usually stick to it. I have tried many different foundations but only a few have made my list of top foundations and I’m gonna try and do the impossible in this post; I’m gonna try it pick out a favorite out of the three. Bear with me here, as this will be difficult because all three of these foundations are really great.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay

This first one I bought for the first time a couple of years ago and I fell in love with it. I love the coverage it provides and it lasts for at least 8 hours.

It does start to fade until around the 9 hour mark, so it doesn’t fully live up to it’s 12 hour promise, but if you ask me, 8 hours is long enough. I also like the fact that they offer a wide variety of shades, so picking the right color isn’t too difficult.

The one downside to this foundation is that it can be a little “cakey” at times, so if your looking for something natural looking, then you don’t need to try this foundation. However, if you do have major skin issues and want better coverage, then this is the foundation for you!

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Too Faced- Born This Way

I bought this foundation a few months ago after having asked the girl at the Ulta counter what type of foundation she used because her makeup looked flawless!

The first time I tried it, I was very happily surprised at how great it made my skin look. This was the first foundation I tried that provided full coverage, but wasn’t “cakey”. It goes on very thin and is build-able enough so that you can have as much coverage without looking like you have too much on. It’s also great for dry skin because it gives that dewy skin look.

The only downside to this foundation is that they don’t offer enough different shades, which makes it harder to find a shade that matches. I have very pale skin in the winter, and I went with the lightest shade they have (Porcelain) and it was still too dark. If they could find a solution to this problem, I would love it so much!

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Nars Sheer Glow

Lastly, I recently purchased this foundation after going back and forth trying out the samples. I really liked the sample and decided to take the plunge and buy it.

Ok, so I know a ton of people love Sheer Glow and swear by it, but for me personally I’m not too impressed. Let me start off with the positive.

The shade I purchased (Siberia) matched my skin PERFECTLY which almost never happens, so I was so excited about that. However, I wasn’t too happy about the coverage. Not only did it make my dry skin look even drier, but it was very spotty.

I’m also not excited about the packaging, but that’s probably because I’m impartial to foundations with pumps.

All in all, I would say that if you want minimal coverage and don’t have dry skin, this is perfect for you. If not, steer clear.

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Final Verdict?

If I could combine all three foundations, I would have the perfect foundation, but obviously I can’t so I can’t choose a best one. I think they are all great in certain ways and I will probably suggest using them on separate occasions. I hope you found this review helpful and leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite foundation is and why, because I might want to try it out. Thanks for reading!

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Lush Christmas Favorites!

Happy Holidays guys!

Ok, so I know it’s a little early for that, but to be honest, I probably won’t be posting when it’s actually Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I thought I would go ahead tell you now.

While everyone else was in a not so great mood yesterday, I was in a really great mood. That’s how it usually happens. So, in the spirit of being in a great mood, I thought I would share with you some Lush goodies that arrived yesterday and if you’re a christmas lover like me, then you’re gonna love this!

Ok, so yesterday was one of those days where it was cold and rainy, but I loved it! I put on my comfiest sweater and leggings and headed out to town. First stop Trader Joe’s where I picked up a couple of healthy items (but who cares about that, am I right?) and something not so healthy. What I’m talking about ladies and gentlemen, is the very famous Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. But not just any old cookie butter, I’m talking delicious and completely addicting cookies n’ creme cookie butter. I need to have a serious talk with the person who came up with this.

So basically, cookie’s n’ creme is a bunch of oreos mashed up and ground into cookie butter form with that delicious creme. Well, technically they call it an cocoa biscuit, but let’s face it’s oreos. Ok, enough about the cookies and creme.

The next place I headed was Michael’s because I’m obsessed with that store and they have pretty much anything you could ever want in there. Speaking of having everything you could ever want, to my surprise they had a can of rose gold spray paint. Yes, I said ROSE GOLD SPRAY PAINT!!! You know I had to pick up a can too. I pretty much went on a rose gold spray paint spree on all my little trinkets and knick knacks and I loved every second of it!!

I could tell you where I went after that, but I don’t want to bore you because it’s just a bunch of boring adult stuff….i.e. bills etc…

When I finally arrived home, I was so happy to see that the UPS guy had stopped by and dropped off my Lush package that I’ve been waiting on forever. I immediately went inside and opened it up.

 

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As you can see I got 4 products from Lushs’ christmas range and I displayed them not so subtly in front of some of my christmas decor which I’m going to do a post on later this month or the first of next month. Lush has so many more christmas products but I only chose 4 of them because, well it just so dam expensive. I wanted to buy so many of them and some of the ones I really wanted we’re out of stock, so I was so sad but I am happy with the ones that I did get.

Christmas Lush- Snow Fairy

First product I want to talk about is their Snow Fairy Shower Gel. If you’re  familiar with this product you know that it’s limited edition and only comes around once a year. I’ve heard of the hype for this product and when I was deciding on which product to try, I thought I would give this one a try. As a gel, I think it does a great job, however, I don’t like the smell too much. I know a lot of people love this scent, but to me it smelled a little bit like that bubblegum cough medicine you used to get as a child or pepto bismol. If you like the smell of medicine, then you won’t see a problem with this, I do not.

Christmas Lush - Snow Angel

Next is the Snow Angel Bath Melt. I think this is my first time trying a bath melt. It’s not that I don’t like bath melts, I just usually gravitate towards the bath bombs and bubble bars. This bath melt is infused with cocoa butter, rose, benzoin, and cassie absolute. I love the smell because it reminds me of marzipan. It such a lovely scent and I can’t wait to try it.

Christmas Lush - Cinders

I love, love, love this bath bomb!!!! It has one of my FAVORITE christmas scents……cinnamon. It’s such a nice smell and it feels like you’ve walked into a winter wonderland. I actually used this last night in the bath and it made my bath so cozy and delicious smelling! It turned my water a pretty gold color and it was weird because as I sunk into the water, I thought I heard a crackling noise and I was right! It was the “cinders” in the cinders bath bomb. It kind of sounded like how pop rocks sound in your mouth. It comes as no surprise, since I love the scent so much, that this bath bomb is infused with cinnamon leaf oil. I definitely recommend trying this before the christmas season is over.

Christmas Lush - Yog nog soap

Last, but definitely not least, is the yog nog soap. I had a hard time deciding whether to get the soap or the bath bomb because they have the yog nog version for both, but I ended up choosing the soap because I thought, well I already have enough bath bombs as it is and the soap will last me longer. There’s a very close race between this soap and the cinders bath bomb because they both smell so delicious and look amazing and remind me of christmas. Keeping with the christmas theme, the yog nog soap smelled like gingerbread cookies. YUM!!!! When I used it in the bath I felt like I had just been transported into a christmas bakery in a christmas village, it was so good!! This soap is infused with scents of clove bud and ylang ylang essential oils. As far as the soap, it made my skin feel really hydrated and moisturized. Again, another product I would recommend you trying before the christmas season is over.

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Ok, so this isn’t a lush product, but I had to show that cookies n’ creme cookie butter I was talking about before. Doesn’t it look dreamy?!?? I don’t know what I love more, Trader Joe’s or Trader Joe’s christmas shopping bags. Also, the people who worked there were so lovely and nice.

Now that you’ve seen some of my favorites, tell me what yours are or tell me what you’ve got going on for Thanksgiving! Thanks as always for reading and I look forward to reading your comments below!!!

 

             Products Mentioned:

              Snow Fairy Shower Gel

             Snow Angel Bath Melt

           Cinders Bath Bomb

         Yog Nog Soap

               Trader Joe’s Cookies N’ Creme

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Hask Keratin Hair Products Review

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Hey guys! It’s been awhile but I’m so excited to be back and share with you my new beauty find!

First let me start off by saying that I’m in no way a hair expert. Actually, I tend to have a love/hate relationship with my hair. Most of the time when I style it, it turns out not looking how I want it to and on some days a miracle happens and it looks perfect. Those tend to be the days where I’m at home not going anywhere and no one will see it. Lovely, isn’t it?

I actually do my own hair i.e. coloring , cut etc….. but a few years ago I went to one hairdresser religiously because she was always able to do my hair just the way I liked it. I remember the last time I went there I heard the wonders of keratin and this was a time when it was a new little product on the market. I thought at the time that, like everything else, it was all hype.

Flash forward to now and I’m getting ready to sing the praises of how great this product is in a blog post and I’m not just saying this because this was a complimentary gift. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I get very frustrated at my hair sometimes. Especially how dry it gets. I use conditioner and hair masks all the time and it either leaves my hair still dry or it makes it too greasy.

I’ve tried many products that promise to do this or that for your hair, but they all end up being disappointments. So, as you could probably imagine, I completely expected these products to be a flop. But, before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you what products I’m ranting about.

I received these products a few weeks ago and their from a company named Hask who has a large array of hair products. Out of the many different products available, I received their keratin protein range.

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I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know anything about keratin protein products except for the hype at my hairdressers, so after trying this product and loving it, I was intrigued and decided to do some research on it and I was really surprised by my findings. According to this article, keratin occurs naturally within us and is a protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. So, it only makes sense that companies would harness that power to help those deficient or lacking in keratin protein.

I love, love, LOVE the shampoo but I don’t think it would be as amazing without the conditioner. After conditioning my hair, I noticed that it felt so soft almost like child hair. I still get a few tangles, but that’s probably because my hair tangles so easily that it would take a miracle to untangle them, but GOSH was my hair soft!

In the little bottle is the smoothing shine oil and I swear this makes your hair look even better. I tend to get frizz around the top of my head close to my scalp and this shine oil almost 100% got rid of them.

I haven’t tried the hair mask yet because I’m waiting until I color my hair which is when my hair is at it’s driest. I will definitely let you know what I think of it once I do use it though.

I sincerely enjoyed all of these products and I truly believe these are worth the hype! If you only listen to one piece of advice I ever give you, let it be this! Go out and try it for yourself! Trust me, you will be thanking me later and if you do buy it, leave a comment below telling me what you thought of it or you can let me know on any of my social media accounts(buttons are at the top of the blog).

Also, if you feel so inclined, please stop by and like or follow me on any of these accounts. Thanks for reading!!

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***This is a sponsored post. I received these products complimentary of Hask via Brandbacker. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.***