This Weekend’s Beauty Haul

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The Haul:
1. Anastasia Brow Pen in Universal Light
2. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park
3. Deborah Lippmann mini in Happy Birthday
4. Maybelline The Colossal Cat Eyes
5. Living Proof Satin Hair Serum

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I have been wanting this color since the new NARS Satin range came out. Do you ever feel drawn to a name, or compelled to buy a product simply because the name is too good not to buy? Biscayne Park is all of the above to me. But then again, NARS always has the best product names. I love this color its a very natural peachy/nude on me.

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I’ve been struggling in the eyebrow department lately. I feel like the base of my eyebrows are so thin and I’m not sure why. I have both the Anastasia brow wax and the Brow Wiz and use them alternately. The Brow Wiz is not my favorite and it actually hurts to drag the pigment across my eyebrows. So I found this Brow Pen which is actually a marker, and you draw the color on your brow. It goes on a lot smoother and you can use a brow brush to spread out the color. The only problem I have is that I personally can get a bit heavy handed with the marker. You can’t let yourself go crazy with it or you’ll end up looking like they’re tattooed on.  Just a word of advice.

Drugstore Favorites: Summer Edition

 

 

One of my stranger hobbies is shopping drugstore makeup aisles. Store of choice: Target, for obvious reasons. These are my new favorite drugstore products that I’ve become obsessed with. url

Essie “Sugar Daddy”– Cheeky name. Perfect color. Would work well as the base for a french manicure (do people still do french manicures?). Ok so I didn’t just pick this up randomly, I have to confess that I read an article on xovain (my current favorite beauty site) about a girl using this color for her wedding because she liked Giada De Laurentiis’ nails and this is one of the colors she apparently used. So I bought it too. url-2

eos lip balm– I think I have (self-diagnosed)  chronic chapped lips. It’s either that or I’m weirdly addicted to chapstick. Eos has now glamorized chapped lips. I have 2 of these babies: strawberry sorbet and pomegranate raspberry. I have to have one within reach at all times. Addiction at its finest.

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Maybelline’s The Colossal- I was a strictly Maybelline Falsies girl until I picked this up. I saw some magical formula on Pintrest that suggest something like 2 coats of Falsies followed by 1 coat of Colosial. Anyways, I’ve been venturing out lately in the mascara dept. and I wanted to try something new. And I was at Target. Done.

You can be a drugstore maven too. Just hit up your local Duane or CVS (they sell Katy Perry false eyelashes). Or shop at drugstore.com.

The Beauty Post

I’ve never considered myself to be a beauty expert but I definitely have a “beauty regiment” as far as make-up is concerned. Lately I’ve seen some great blog posts where amazing bloggers share their beauty products and routines. So I’ve been inspired and have created for you all, a post completely dedicated to my Going All Out make up look –I definitely don’t do this everyday. I think I use a pretty good combination of high-end to drugstore products, plus I also feel that your make-up collection is something that you can build over time. I want to note that all the pictures below are the exact colors of the products I use, and that my skin color is very pale (think of the lightest foundation color).

Disclaimer: I haven’t found the perfect combination of products and I’m always open to trying new things, so anything can change. And sometimes I do more, sometimes less.

  1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  2. CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer
  3. a. Bare Minerals Foundation or b. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
  4. Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
  5. Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
  6. Elf Liquid Eyeliner
  7. Ardell lashes
  8. NARS Orgasm Blush
  9. NYX Mood Lipgloss

If you have any questions or want more details on anything, ask and I’ll be more than happy to help.