My current face lotion

Hey guys! Long time, no see… jk, jk. I’ve been sampling quite a few new makeup and skincare products lately and wanted to share with you the #1 item I’ve been using in my current skincare routine. That is the Garnier Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15. Read on and I’ll give you more details:)

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Empties: Skincare

Hello all! It’s me again:) I’m continuing on with my Empties posts, this one is specific to the skincare products I’ve used up and have like using. I actually quite miss them too! Luckily, I have other products I’ve been using to replace them, but once those are gone, I want to purchase the Purlisse one again since that is my absolute favorite of the favorite! So, here we go…
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Get the Bronzed Look

Want to learn how to use these 5 makeup products and create a look with them? Or have your own similar products, but need a step by step guide? You’ve come to the right place! Here, I review the Ipsy Glam Bag for spring and I help you achieve a bronzed look. Hope you have some fun! I’ve linked each product down below, simply click on the link of each descriped makeup product and it will take you to your destination.

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All Gone: Lips

Hello friends! This is my second post series on the products I’ve used up and are ALL GONE! I threw out the products that I never want to ever use again and wont show you those, since I want to give you guys products that I enjoy using and ratings on them. Hope this helps:)

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Empties: Foundation

Hi guys! I’ve rummaged through my foundations over the last year to give you a review on each that I like! Looking for a new foundation? You came to the right place. Let’s get started…

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Why I like the makeup in Ipsy’s February bag

Guys, welcome back and hello to those who are new:) Hope you find help in my makeup review of Ipsy’s February beauty bag. If you don’t know what Ipsy is… here’s a little breakdown. Ipsy was created by Michelle Phan (Youtube beauty guru), who is one of my inspirations when it comes to everything beauty. Ipsy is a makeup bag subscription service that provides a new makeup bag full of five samples a month to try out from new brands, popular brands, and natural products for only 10 bucks a month. I find that the subscription has helped me to improve my makeup collection by providing me with new products I can sample and enjoy! So, I’ve tried the February samples and wanted to give you my best opinion to those who are looking for new makeup to try, but don’t want to risk everything without knowing anything about the products. Also, I wasn’t told to say these things and this is my own opinion. I just wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite things I look forward to each month:)

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VALENTINE’S DAY ESSENTIALS

What do you need for your “perfect” Valentine’s Day? I say perfect, but we all know that is unobtainable. So, let’s replace that with… amazing or any adjective that describes how you want your day to go! I’ve come up with a few Valentine’s Day essentials to add into your makeup bag in order to smell nice, have a kissable pout, and be ready for a good date, night out, or girls night:) You can have fun with with friends, family, or your man on Valentine’s Day! Let’s get started!

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MY CHOICE OF LONG LASTING EYESHADOW

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Long Lasting Eyeshadow

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for long lasting makeup products to survive those long days of school or work or just life! Who wants to reapply makeup over and over for one day anyways? Not me… haha. I don’t mind a short touch up in the middle of the day, but to completely redue your look since your makeup failed to stay put, not the best feeling. So, I am glad to show you an eyeshadow that stays put and doesn’t budge! It’s also inexpensive and can be found at your local grocery store. Everyone knows the brand Maybelline! I favor them for most of their mascaras! When I had went of vacation, I didn’t want to spend an extensive amount of time to apply my makeup and wanted a quick and easy process to do so. I picked out the lighter shade and used it nearly every day because it made my makeup routine almost effortless. I like to wear a light shade when applying it with my fingers since it tends to look more natural and create a relaxed, everyday look. If you prefer a darker shade that’ll make your eyecolor pop (especially for green eyes), I’d definitely suggest the maroonish looking one. I would apply it to the lower half of your eyelid and let the top remain untouched or even add the lighter shade to highlight near the brows! These long lasting eyeshadows can definitely be used together. If you want to highlight your eyes as well, use your fingers to lightly dab near the inside of your eye by your nose. This lights up the whole look even more! It even makes you look more awake, if you have to get up early and are quite tired. Another look you can create is by using the light shade all over the eyelids and then using the maroon shade on the outer sides of your eyes for more depth.

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MY ALL TIME FAVORITE FACE POWDER TO SET IN MY EVERY DAY...

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My all time favorite face powder is the bareMinerals Mineral Veil in brightening pearl. I find that this face powder works perfectly in keeping my every day makeup put in place for the day and prevents my face from shine. As my face tends to be on the oily side, I need to use a powder to set my makeup to reduce shine and use an oil free foundation. I have noticed that the dewy makeup look trends on and off, but I rarely ever rock that look due to the fact that I’d prefer my face not to look super shiny and then look greasy as if I just worked out. I definitely recommend this face powder for any of you who are in the same boat with me along with those who are looking for a lightweight setting powder after applying your makeup for the day. I also find on days where I only want to wear a minimal amount of makeup by touching up on hiding blemishes or enhancing eyelashes, using this powder as foundation along with a concealer for spots works incredibly well! If you prefer to wear powder foundation over liquid or creme foundation, this powder will last most of your day! There’s a slight sparkle to the makeup as well, which is kind of nice to prevent your face from looking drab and awakens your face a bit. I know that I look quite pale in the morning and can use a subtle amount of sparkle to brighten my skin tone and make me look more alive. I’m not a morning person… haha. I’ve also heard great things about bareMinerals from others and my mom and sister use it as well!

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Use any powder you want to tell me about? What makeup do you prefer using in your every day makeup routine? Say hello down in the comments below!

SCARLET RED IPSY BEAUTY BAG

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My last Ipsy bag is here and in a gorgeous bag! I love this scarlet red colored bag and want to bring it with me everywhere even though it probably doesn’t match with anything I own… oh wait, it matches black yay! I find these bags handy when I want to organize my purse a little and put in a few makeup products to touch up my makeup. Anyways, I have sampled these products over the past month and wanted to let you guys know what I thought about each! Ok, there were two that totally didn’t apply to me, which is odd considering how I filled out a questionnaire on Ipsy’s website on my hair type, skin type, etc. But, this is the only bag that I’ve gotten that doesn’t cater specifically to me. I’ve loved receiving products straight to my door from this website and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try new beauty products and doesn’t know where to start! It’s especially nice how the bag contains small samples of products and it only costs 10 bucks a month. Ipsy mixes products that are well known to most and also other products not heard of from I am not told to say this either, this is my own opinion.

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