Monday, August 25, 2014

The wet n' wild megalast lipsticks.

Hello everyone! So I'm super behind on this lipstick hype, but I seriously cannot wait to share with you all why these lipsticks definitely deserved it! When I did my cousins makeup on Saturday, she tied it on and literally was like 

Mauve Outta Here and Bare It All

I've watched plenty of Youtube tutorials to narrow down which ones I wanted to try out and swatch. Unfortunately, I'm not a huge red lipstick fan because nudes, pinks, and mauves are my faves! Although they give a matte finish, they are actually creamy, non-drying and stay on your lips for quite a while! I absolutely love the shades I chose because they are so wearable and I think will definitely compliment any skin tone!They are sooo rich and pigmented, I love them. You seriously can't beat the price.

Pros: price, pigmented, creamy, long lasting, shade selection
Cons: cheap packaging

You can pick these up at your local drugstore for $2-3.
Fall in love with these lipsticks, because I know you will!
( pun intended because it's almost fall!) :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm on bloglovin'!

Do you have a blog? Because I would looooooooooooove to follow yours back! :)

The FITme collection.

Goodmorning Beauties! :) I've been trying out this foundation for a few weeks now and am now ready to tell you if it's worth it!

Maybelline FITme foundation - 230
Maybelline FITme shine free foundation - 240

So I purchased the FITme foundation along with the foundation stick to use a concealer. I liked that this foundation matched more of my skin-tone than other foundations that I've tried and that it gave me a nice medium coverage providing a kind of  dewy look but it was a bit too heavy on my skin later causing my skin to break out and I noticed that it tended to fade throughout the day.The foundation stick is pretty thick and creamy but it blends well! The foundation stick had excellent coverage but I do wish there was more product! I would definitely use this for fuller coverage looks and even use a darker shade to contour.I would probably try this if you have dry to combination skin  but definitely not oily skin.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The happy eye makeup remover.

I love makeup but sometimes you just want it to slide ride off without having raccoon eyes or damaging your skin from excess scrubbing and later causing wrinkles!

So here are my quick lifesavers:
Avon Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover lotion $1
Avon 3-in-1 Cleansing lotion $2

(1) I first like to use the cleansing lotion to break down all the makeup. Squeeze a good amount to both ring fingers and close your eyes to gently rub the eyelashes and eyelids of unruly makeup.

(2) In circular motions, remove the makeup and rinse with water.The formula is gentle enough to not sting your eyes too badly so really work it in.Rinse and repeat if necessary.

(3) For the extremely rebellious makeup, pour the lotion on a cotton swab or perhaps a cotton ball  and wipe away the makeup.

(4) Follow up with your regular face regime and make sure to moisturize moisturize moisturize!

Hope I helped out all the raccoon eyes out there! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The hair essentials.

While in the summer I like to give my hair a break from heat, I tend to use more products that really refresh and repair my hair. I also just got a haircut so I definitely want to keep it as healthy as possible :)
Here are some of my essentials:

L'oreal Elnett Hairspray
I usually use this product year round but I absolutely love it when I do some heatless curls because it really allows them to stay in place!

Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner
You remember that good old, " If you were stranded on an island what 3 things would you bring?", question? Well yes, you guessed it! This would be the 1/3 things I would bring!you really have to massage it into the scalp but your hair will thank you for it because it's free of sulfates/parabens! Btw the minty smell that lingers for 24+ hours is always amazing too!

Avon Moroccan Argan Oil 
When I had my long hair I used to absolutely drench my ends with this and it was so worth it! I used it after I took a shower. It smells great and now since I cut my hair, it really gives my ends some extra shine and moisture!

These clips that I got from Sally's Beauty supply are quite versatile.When using a curling iron I can use them to set the curls in place or in this case, I use it on 80% dry hair and pin the curls in place. If you leave them in longer and take smaller sections,you get tighter curls.  And if you take larger sections and keep them in for a shorter time you get this:

Hope you can give your natural locks a break and follow me for more heatless hairstyles :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

The summer craze.

So I just had to do this blog post because these are on sale for $3 and they are absolutely amazing! My mom first purchased one because it was on sale but once she wore the Metallic Sands one as a liner, we were both in shock at how well they performed!

They are crazy pigmented and don't even crease! And they have 2 colors so you are definitely getting your moneys worth! For only $3 each, my mom just had to buy all of them, I think these can easily be used as a liner, highlighter, base for eyeshadows, etc. Whether it's summer or winter, I would definitely use these year round!

Crayons Shown from Left to Right
Island Waters, Metallic Sands, Tropical Orchid, Coral Crush

Hope you give them a try and follow my blog for more reviews! :)

The foundation collection.

Goodmorning all! Today's blog post will feature just some of my AVON foundations, while not all are my favourite, they are truly meant for different skin types so you'll have try them out for yourself just in case!

Without further or do let's get to it!

Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream SPF 15 - Medium Deep
Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage liquid foundation SPF 15 - Medium Beige
Avon Extra-lasting liquid foundation SPF 12 - Medium Beige
Avon Magix Cashmere Finish liquid foundation SPF 10 - Natural Beige 
Avon Magix Cashmere Finish liquid foundation SPF 15 - Medium Beige

Medium Deep, Medium Beige, Medium Beige, Natural Beige, Medium Beige

Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream (SPF 15) - Medium Deep $10
This foundation is slightly sheer but buildable. It has a slight shimmer to the formula but it actually makes the skin look quite glowy and have a summery dewy look!It looks quite flattering but if you're out all day in the sun with sweaty oily skin, it might not look so great.This is very much an every day foundation but I would consider using a setting powder to really lock things in place. I do want to purchase one in a shade lighter for the colder months to see how it does!

Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage liquid foundation (SPF 15) - Medium Beige $8

This foundation reminds me of the BB cream,only it gives fuller coverage. Everyone seems to be a big fan of this foundation but for me,the formula made me break out. It also oxidized* so I my skin looked a bit orangey and more yellowish than when I did when I first applied it.I liked that the foundation was very buildable and in fact looked skin like but the foundation was somewhat heavy on my skin. Setting powder is also needed!

Avon Extra-lasting liquid foundation (SPF 12) - Medium Beige $10

This foundation was also a bit heavy but it was understandable because the formula is meant to last you all day. The coverage was great and it definitely didn't get shiny for at least 5+ hours! This has more of a matte-satin finish and it really sets in your skin.This is great for those long days at work or school. But I do have to say that the formula is a bit heavy so it might not suit some skin types. Especially if you don't want it setting in fine lines a beauty blender. I think this one would work great with

Avon Magix Cashmere Finish liquid foundation (SPF 10) - Natural Beige $8 

Avon Magix Cashmere Finish liquid foundation (SPF 15) - Medium Beige
I've used this one more often because it's REALLY natural looking! You may need to set this or use a primer to really make this one last but  I enjoyed this formula because it truly feels lightweight and is very buildable thus I can wear this everyday.! I love how natural it looks and how it gives just the right amount of radiance.I don't think I've ever broken out with this foundation!  

*Side note: Most Avon foundations tend to oxidize.

Hope that helped! Thank you for reading :)