Recent Beauty Haul

Happy first day of summer loves!!

I don’t know how the weather is over where you guys are but, it’s only 11am here in LA and already the sun is blaring down at us!

To kick off the summer spirit, I’ve got 2 honorable mentions of my beauty purchases that I’ve been loving lately!

I’ve been on the hunt for L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and had the hardest time finding it. I went to Target and found out they sold out within the second day! Then went to Ulta and it still wasn’t delivered to them so last idea I had was to order it online. I did find it online on Amazon but it shouldn’t ship until another 2 weeks!

I plan to try it out for a few weeks and will post a review on my blog, so I won’t talk more about this till then!

As I was at Ulta looking for my mascara, I came across the Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar. I feel like this is a great dupe for the Lush Coalface for half the price. It’s even got a peppermint scent to it. So it feels great after a long day while your face is feeling refreshed.

 

Top 5 Beauty Buys

Happy Friday loves!

I wanted to change things up and decided to do my very first Top 5 Beauty Buys. Every new season brings new makeup and beauty products and being the beauty I am, I love it!

1. Degree MotionSense Dry Spray in Fresh Energy

It’s basically a 48 hour antiperspirant dry spray. It goes on instantly dry and I use this every single day. I just love the scent. It’s has a clean, breezy scent with a hint of baby powder.

I actually got this for free as a sample from Target. Now imagine that! A full size new dry deodorant. The only thing that sucks is that a few weeks prior to signing up for the free product, I had purchased the Dove dry spray. -_-

2. Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

It’s perfect for sensitive skin while it cleanses, removes makeup and hydrates the skin. There’s no harsh chemicals, no artificial perfume or dyes. I use this primarily in the morning before I apply my makeup, that way if I’m still in a hurry, I can cleanse my face quickly. I also use this at night occasionally when I’m taking off minimal makeup. This doesn’t work well if you have heavy dark eye makeup, it’ll be harder to wipe away. The perfect thing about this is that: you don’t have to rinse it off at all!

3. Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

This is actually the only mascara I bought since the beginning of the year. That’s how excited I was about this new mascara. I’ve tried a few Maybelline mascaras but this one just hit the nail! *That’s an upcoming review about that one!*

4. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter “010 Raspberry Pie”

I’m very slowly getting into color on my lips. lol my lips have a natural color to it, so I never really put on lipstick. However, after reading more about colors, I started to branch out. Hence this color! Its such a pretty berry pink with a tiny hint of shimmer.

5. Daily Concepts Facial Micro Scrubber

I got this little gem at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach back in January. It’s really a smart concept to be honest! One side is a terry cloth material to remove makeup and on the other side, there’s a more rough material to help exfoliate.

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Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara

Hey Lovies!

Influenster and Rimmel were kind enough to send me a complimentary Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara that was in my Rose VoxBox. This comes into stores November 2013!

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Here are a few pictures showing how the wand but the photos don’t do it justice at all! lol

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It’s an hourglass shaped wand where the middle is thinner.

I  only have two cons I have with this is that

1. when you take out the wand, there’s so much excess mascara.

2. It’s really hard to apply the mascara on the bottom lashes.  I feel like the wand is really big that I might poke my eye with it especially if you have long bottom  lashes.

Grrr.

But other than that, I love it! It gives an illusion that your eyes have a wide look (which is great for me since I have small eyes). *Forgive my blah eyebrows*

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As you can tell, there’s quite a difference when I’m not wearing the mascara and when I am.

*TIPS*

-Tightline your eyes before you apply the mascara

-Use an eyelash curler before you apply the mascara

-If you can find it, buy an eyelash guard where you can place it on your eye as you apply the mascara so you don’t get any excess on your lids.

I wanted to try a makeup look with the mascara so I tried this out!

It’s the WetnWild 2013 Holiday Limited Edition “No Neutral Ground”.

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What do you guys think? 🙂

The Rose Vox Box

Hi Lovelies! 🙂

I got the privilege to get the Rose VoxBox by Influenster. This VoxBox has lots of goodies in this one! I can’t wait to try them all out. Here’s what I got this time:

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. available for full price: $5.99

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Dr. Scholl’s For Her Cozy Cushions: $12.49

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belVita crunchy Breakfast Biscuits in Cinnamon Brown Sugar: $3.69 for a box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits

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Kiss Gradation Polishes: $6.99

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and

Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles: $3.99 for a 5.1oz bag.

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I always enjoy getting their card explaining what the products are and this card is so cute. I’m a sucker for roses so when Influenster said I qualified for this Rose VoxBox, I was very excited. I can’t wait to try all of them!

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Daily Makeup Routine

Everyone has a special routine when they put their makeup on. I’m pretty simple when it comes to my daily makeup routine. I usually use:

For the Eyes:

Milani Liquid Eye in 01 Black: Tightline and waterline

or

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder: Tightline and waterline

Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara

Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

RIMMEL ScandalEyes waterproof Kohl in 004 Taupe: I use it for the waterline

Benefit Erase Paste in Medium: I use it as a concealer and under eye brightener

Fixline Eyeliner Gel in Brown

A matte brown eyeshadow that I use for my eyebrows with an angled brush

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The Face:

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform Foundation in 250 Pure Beige

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel

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And for the Lips

I use the eos lip balm in lemon drop along with Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm

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