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Current Favorite Pick Ups
I went to Marshalls and picked up these two things.  The aqua makeup brush cleaning mat was only $6.  Sigma beauty sells a makeup brush cleaning mat, but I feel like it’s so expensive.  This was $6 and did the job.  It cleaned my brushes just fine 😊.

The other product I bought is a $2 fiber mascara (YES $2) that I am actually not allergic to!  It made me look like I had falsies on.  It is by Max Makeup Cherimoya.  I wish I had a picture!
If you haven’t yet, check out my last What’s in my skincare travel post!


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Estee Edit Makeup

estee-editIf you haven’t yet, you definitely need to purchase these two palettes that comes in a package!  It is Estee Edit’s eyeshadow palette and highlighting palette for $58.  I bought mine at Sephora when I had my 20% off VIB coupon.  Depending on what your beauty insider membership status is, it ranges from 10%-25% off.  These coupons come out in November and April so it’s about the two times you want to stock up on all of your makeup.  The black palette color names from left to right, top to bottom is: Swerve, Riff, Burn, Wavy, Mood, and Trip.  For the silver highlighter palette color names from left to right, top to bottom is: Snowlit, 14K Glow, 1st Light, Gleam, Ray, and Beachy.  These are very pigmented and gorgeous.  I did a makeup look with both of these palettes.


estee-edit-look-3The smokey eye I created, I used the black from my Urban Decay Basics palette, and that was it.  Then I used Swerve (gold shadow) on my lid, and Riff for my inner tear ducts.  For foundation, I used Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation.  I have heard people raving about it, and I finally bought it and tested it out for myself.  It is now my new favorite foundation, and a lot of foundations do not work for my skin.  I am in the color 6.0.  It lasted all day on me.  It’s great on coverage and it’s lightweight.  It retails for $40.  <3 You need this in your life!
As for the lip color, I purchased a few new matte lip colors form Colourpop.  Pictured below.  These were all $6.  That’s what I love about Colourpop, they’re inexpensive, but work great!  Love Bug is currently  my go-to lip color.  You can see the swatch here or the picture above with the snapchat filter.  I have yet to try Viper and Are & Be.  Viper is more pinky and Are & Be is more of a deep purple with little pink.  Love Bug is almost like a red orange with a hint of brown.  That is probably why I love it so much because it goes very well with my skin tone.
colourpopI hope you have enjoyed this post and this look!  I have a new project I’m working on that will be launching in about two weeks!  Stay tuned beauties!



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So Morphe had a sale on their brushes and I HAD to get my hands on the 35O palette!  Picture of the palette tomorrow, for sure!  Can’t give all the surprises away!  I got a blending brush (MB13) and a delux fan brush (MB33). First impression of these brushes are that they are super soft!  I needed a great fan brush for my illuminator ? the Mary Kay stuff if a makeup eye remover which is one of my favorite removers and then I wanted to try their “Thinking of You” lotion.

Happy super bowl/Mardi Gras/Chinese New Years weekend!  Be safe y’all!

XO ?

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How I Contour

Let’s go to war! 



MAC’s prep & prime

Elizabeth Arden foundation

NYX’s new sculpt & highlight in the color Almond

NYX Born to Glow Illuminator: Sunbeam


Foundation brush


Contour brush

Duo fiber

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Swatch it!

 The first picture is the Illuminator.  The one on the left is the gold one and the one on the right is the one in Sunbeam.  Love both of the colors.  On my last post, I mixed my gold illuminate with my foundation and the picture is on there.

The second picture are swatches of the eyeshadows.  The first two are matte and the bottom two are baked.  Today is the last night Ulta is running their 20% off your entire purchase so if you haven’t looked at anything yet, go check it out!

Have a safe Saturday beauties!

XO ?

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Because makeup

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I just posted this, this morning!  Of course an Ulta haul!  You guys saw the gold illuminator yesterday on my face.  I’m actually going to try using it later this evening without mixing it with foundation.  Everything else, I will swatch tonight for a post tomorrow!  I got light and dark brown matte eyeshadow a because I’ve been looking for one to do a simple every day makeup look…and then the two at the top are baked shadows and I’ve been trying to find a wine color or burgundy and finally found one!  Yes, all NYX products ❤️ for the first time, no lip products!  What has this world come to?!

I don’t know if you ladies know, but NYX just came out with a lot of new products, such as, several new colors for their soft matte lip Creme, but the colors I wanted (Dubai and Rome) were out of stock! 🙁  I will most likely order from the Ulta website.  I picked up their liquid contour kit which is the box next to the makeup pads and I got it in the color almond.  I’ll try and use this tonight and swatch it for the post tomorrow.

Enjoy beauties and happy hump day!

XO ?

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MAC Monday

Over the weekend, I wanted to try a new foundation & MAC’s prep & prime that everyone has been raving about!  I bought MAC’s prolong wear foundation & I really like it a lot!  It’s not their fullest coverage (I asked for the one down from full coverage) because I didn’t need the full.  I’m in the color NC35.  It felt light weight to me & the color matched really well.

As for the prep & prime, love everything about this!  The packaging is even cute.  The box, as you can see from the picture above is sparkly ? as for the product, it’s amazing!  My makeup stayed on long and if you like a dewy look, it’s really good for that type.  I only sprayed my face once because it is THAT functional.  It sprays out really well & you can even turn the top to lock and unlock.  Definitely invest in this!  It was only $22, less than the foundation.  I wish they had the different prep & prime sprays that smelled like rose or coconut…I believe, but this definitely works!  You can use it before you do your foundation routine and to set your makeup. ?

Happy Monday beauties 

XO ?

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FAVORITES! (August/September)

You’ve waited long enough!

e.l.f. primer High Intensity Lancome Soft Spoken too faced primer your love is kingIMG_3461

Left to right:

  1. E.L.F. Primer: I use this before I put foundation and concealer on.  It’s a primer and moisturizing.  It was only $3.  I saw it at Gordmans & decided to pick it up.  I’m sure you can get it at Target or WalMart too.
  2. High Intensity Mascara: Y’all know I’m about my mascaras so I decided to try this one and it is AMAZING!  It was about $6-$7 at Ulta.  As you can see the top of the wand is thinner and bottom is thicker.  It covered every single one of my lashes. 🙂
  3. Lancome eyelash curler: So I always thought an eyelash curler is just an eyelash curler until one day I was shopping at Sephora and was like, alright let me try this.  I LOVE THIS EYELASH CURLER!  If you can, invest in a high end one!  It literally curls your lashes and sometimes I’ll only use one coat of mascara!  This retails for $23, but it is SO worth it!
  4. NYX Liquid Suede Soft Spoken: This is the ULTIMATE everyday nude lip!  They are $7 I think and can now be bought in-stores at Ulta.  I bought mine online, and I think on my last post, I have a swatch of it.  It is my best and favorite nude lippie to go to.  It also lasts all day.
  5. Too Faced eyeshadow primer:  I like this one and Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer.  It doesn’t make my shadows crease and my eyeshadow stays on all day/night.
  6. Too Faced 16 Hour blush in Your Love is King: One of the most pigmented blushes I own.  It can be used as an every day pink if you wanted.  just be careful to tap off excess.  It retails for $21 at Sephora.
  7. Kat Von D’s Shade & Light Contour:  My post like a couple weeks ago, I swatched these on my arm and definitely tap off the excess when you’re contouring because it is VERY pigmented.  I actually like this better than my Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette….which I have no idea where I put, by the way,  It walked off my makeup counter or something.

Well, beauties…I hope you enjoyed these favorites….and I’ll post a makeup look soon!


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Star Dust

So I did have a video recorded, but the trouble of posting a video and everything ? anyways I had so many things to show you beauties too!  It’ll all be in my favorites!


I FINALLY bought the Star Dust palette!  So I already used it and it is SO pigmented!  The colors are great!  Definitely invest in this palette. It also comes with star dust, the Two Faced primer and Better than Sex mascara.

 Definitely a favorite palette of mine! ❤️❤️❤️

XO ?