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Neewwww Stuuuffff

new b 4

Hey!

Sorry it has been a hot minute haha…

I’ve been busy/ maybe somewhat depressed… Lets not open THAT can.

 

Ok, so I have picked up a few new products and have been testing them out for a couple of weeks. The first one I may have written about before, but I’m gonna do it again.

  1. Pacifica Pineapple Flower mist -$10  This claims to fight oils and nourish the skin. It smells great! And it makes the face feel refreshed and like the oils are gone…however I have not found that it significantly helps me. I am not saying it doesn’t work though, I just think my skin might be a touch too oily OR I am not using it enough throughout the day. The truth is I use it as a setting spray and only re-apply if I am home.
  2. Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash – $9 Claims: Removes makeup, cleanses the skin, fights acne/ oil, and tones. First off… it smells like you’re washing your face with a green juice haha But the cleanser is clear. I’m not sure I’ve used it long enough to see a lot of results, but I think its a good face wash. My acne didn’t get too crazy with my period this month and my skin has felt pretty good. I do not use this to remove eye makeup, I still use Neutrogena eye makeup remover, because I’m a little gun shy about soap on the eyes. The Fourth Ray cleanser I used would slip into my eyes every time I washed my face and burned the crap out of them. I can say this one hasn’t done that yet. new b 5
  3. ColourPop So Juicy in Big Slice $7  Claims: Plumps the lips while giving you a shiny finish. I have been wanting to try the So Juicy lip glosses for a while and when their 5th Birthday bash kicked off I didn’t need a better excuse. This comes in a lovely watermelon red shade and gives the lips just enough color with a whole lotta shine. Does it plump? Not really, but it tingles.
  4. ColourPop So Juicy in Princess Cut $7  Claims: Same as above. This is a perfectly clear gloss and it looks great alone or over your favorite color.
  5. ColourPop Lippie Stix in Grunge $6 (Sale for $4.20)  Claim: Smooth matte lipstick. I am obsessed with these. Seriously the price is incredible for such an amazing lipstick. They’re smooth AF, great pigment, doesn’t fade or smear quickly, wont dry out the lips. I was nervous about Grunge because it looks so dark, but it’s actually an AMAZING color! It is a nice red-brown color and I think it really compliments my skin tone. So 90’s too haha
  6. ColourPop Lippie Stix in I Heart This Lippie $6 (sale $4.20) This has the same benefits as above, but in a lovely bright pink.
  7. ColourPop Lippie Primer $6 (sale $4.20) This is supposed to keep the lipstick in place and I think it does a decent job. I’m not disappointed with this, but I don’t think you HAVE to HAVE this in order to wear the lippie stix.
  8. ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Aphrodisiac $8 Claims: “weightless, healthy flush.” Uhhhhhh I LOVE THIS AND I AM NEVER GOING BACK! The texture is so weird and amazing.. it is super light and creamy, but not creamy creamy. It goes on smooth, builds up well, and in this awesome shade – gives the perfect flush. I was worried about a brownish blush, but DAMN it’s perfect. I was getting tired of pinks that make me look like I’m having a heat stroke or like I got hit with a child’s makeup blush. I highly recommend their super shock products and particularly this color.
  9. ColourPop By The Bushel lippie prep kit $14 (sale $12) This includes a lovely strawberry flavored lip balm and a sugar lip scrub. I love both of them! The lip balm is the best I’ve used haha It’s not gunky or waxy or whatever. It goes on so smooth and stays smooth. I feel like I’m getting real hydration.
  10. ColourPop All Star Primer $10 Claims: matte finish and minimizes pores. So, I have mixed emotions about this one. It goes on nicely and feels very smooth. BUT it doesn’t keep my makeup in place. I’m not gonna say it doesn’t work at all, but I think it doesn’t work for me. It’s about the same cost as an e.l.f. primer so give it a go and see what you think.
  11. Fourth Ray Beauty Watermelon Face Milk $10 Claims: hydration and balance skin (whatever that means) I actually really like this one. I am not sure it’s the right thing for my skin, but I do not think its bad for it either. I put it in the fridge and chill it before use which is Heavenly. It has a nice scent and feels really refreshing on the skin. I use this instead of a moisturizing lotion.
  12. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Birthday Treat $0.00 (this was a free gift as part of their birthday promotion) I wish they sold this! It’s a nice light reddish color and perfect for summer. Also the formula is amazing just like the blush.
  13. Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara $13 (I thought I paid $7 but the website says $12.99) Claims: Smudge and flake proof and false lash impersonating. I actually like this mascara and I think it is worth a try. It kind of smells like honey to me haha The formula is thicker than the e.l.f. ones I’ve been using which was a nice change, but I don’t like the applicator as much. The application isn’t as great, but the quality might actually be better. I get a pretty dramatic lash out of this and it boarders on clumpy if I’m not careful. Overall I’m pretty happy with it and I’ll probably pick it up again – I might give their other one a try too at some point. I did not have high hopes, but once again Physicians Formula has proven as a contender in the drugstore market.
  14. e.l.f. Cosmetics Shape and Stay Brow Pencil $2 Claims: Colorless wax holds brows in shape. This does do what it says, but as I wear it throughout the day the wax looses hold. I still like it for the price and since I’m not ready to jump into filling my eyebrows in again.
  15. e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliner Pen $2 This is a pretty run of the mill eyeliner, I’m not floored nor am I disappointed. I am terrible with eyeliner so this was the right price for a practice tube haha

 

https://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-eyeliner-pen-05-fl-oz/-/A-51168122?preselect=14653404#lnk=sametab

https://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-shape-stay-brow-pencil-04oz/-/A-51246996

https://www.target.com/p/physicians-formula-organic-wear-fake-out-mascara-black-0-26oz/-/A-14514755

https://www.target.com/p/pacifica-kale-detox-deep-cleansing-face-wash-5-fl-oz/-/A-49133048

https://www.target.com/p/pacifica-pineapple-flower-oil-free-matte-mist-4-fl-oz/-/A-53461203

Watermelon

All Star Primer

By the Bushel

Big Slice

Aphrodisiac

Princess Cut

Grunge

I Heart This Lippie

Lippie Primer

ColourPop .2

ColourPop .2

Hey!

SO I finally got around to trying out the Brown Sugar palette and the After Shock lippie.

LURV THEM!

The lippie is super soft and has a really light texture while delivering vibrant color. It is also fairly long lasting. After Shock is a mauvy pink only bright. I think mauvy is the word…. Anyways I cannot wait to try other colors! This color is great and works with my day to day look and a night time look.

As for the eyeshadow – I think the formula is smooth and well pigmented. I use the Fenty Pro Filt’r eye primer and let me just say… that shit STICKS. I have to dab and smooth it out with my fingers, let it dry, and then blend fast. My Urban Decay Naked Basics was really hard to blend out with this primer for some reason, but the colourpop one blends so nicely. WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER BITCH haha

Brown Sugar has replaced my Naked Basics old and very used self.

I put the primer, eyeshadow, and my crazy $4 elf fake lashes, to the test.

I was playing with the palette and testing my skills with applying lashes when my friend called and invited me out. The following picture is me with only my eyes done so don’t judge me haha

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OHKAYYY you can judge me a little 😛 I think it looks pretty decent haha

The lashes are SO DRAMA. I love / hate them. Everyone had a pretty good laugh over them, but I also received positive feedback. I will attempt more…I did manage to lose this pair though. I glued them on with the Sonia Kashuk eyelash glue from Target and it held well. I peeled them off around 7:30 this morning. I do not know where I left them… someone might run into a spider looking creature soon… For $4 I recommend getting them and having some fun! They do look cheap, but the price is right for learning or costume wear.

I fell down on the job and did not get a pic with full makeup on, but thats ok because the main focus is the eyes. I went on about my business and woke up this morning with full eye makeup. Fenty makes a dang good primer y’all.

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It’s a little faded, but it can pass as light day makeup haha

I nabbed a $3 elf mascara at the grocery this morning on the way home  – Mineral Infused Black Mascara. I put it on in place of the falsies. I think I like the other elf mascara better, but this is pretty dang good for such a price. Of course that is the lovely After Shock lipstick finishing off my next day makeup look.

Overall I’m really impressed with all of these products. The only expensive one is the Fenty, but its a decent amount and a little goes a long way. I highly recommend y’all give these a try! Or try different colors and palettes and let me know what you think!

 

The skincare line I’m trying with ColourPop is working out pretty well still and I think I would purchase a few of them in their normal sizes.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I love hearing your thoughts 🙂 this is a really fun project for me and I hope you get some joy out of it too.

 

Mascara Madness

Mascara Madness

Hey hey!

First of all thank you for taking the time to stop in and read my opinions haha

Second if you happen to know me then you know I’m a little bit of a brand-ho and I really like luxury beauty products… Like Sephora is the mothership. I dream of using Chanel and embracing my inner French girl. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but the reality is – this stuff costs money and some of us are on budgets. I’m a terrible budgeter btw. I’m also a notorious DIY-er with skincare which translates to messy experiments to appease my inner nature-loving-self.

OK! Onwards to my original point! MASCARA.

My original go-to is BUXOM’s Lash Volumizing Mascara. It’s a really nice formula and the wand applies easily. My lashes always look great! I have no real complaints other than the whoppin’ $22 price tag. I think it was only $18 when I first started wearing this one. The last time I bought a tube was about four to five months ago. The last tube I bought smelled really “off” and I used it anyway for a while before convincing myself that it was not my imagination. I bit the bullet and went back to Sephora for my OTHER go-to : Tarte’s Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. I discovered this one from a sample I received for a VIB thing. The formula and wand seemed to mimic my BUXOM love well enough. This mascara costs a lovely $23.

I do have a complaint about this formula though. It never seems to dry and I can scrape the stuff off my lashes with my nails. Not a deal breaker. I had an ingrown lash a few months back and my lashes are trying to recover so it looks a little odd in one spot. Unfortunately this one gets clumpy after a few weeks and its been clumping my lashes together so it looks like I don’t have as many as I do. The black is bold and great and it does make my lashes look long though.

Fast Forward to watching a million Jeffree Star Youtube videos and I got the idea to try drugstore makeup again. e.l.f. in particular. I’ve used e.l.f. products off and on since I was a teenager. Mostly for costumes, but it got the job done for a broke girl. SOOO off I went through the woods and over the mountain to the nearest Target! As per usual these days the shelves showed the signs of popularity. I prowled around and made some notes for my future online haul I plan to make. I picked up a set of bold false lashes for $4 just for funsies and snagged a $3 tube of black Lash Extending Mascara. (I also grabbed Pacifica’s Pineapple Flower Oil-Free Matte Mist- YUM!)

Well…I love this little $3 mascara 🙂 It is by no means a heavy or bold formula, but DAMN ALL MY LASHES are on display now. It’s a fairly natural look, but I’m so ok with that especially for day to day and potentially adding falsies to my routine. I took some comparison pics – they aren’t great, but you might be able to get the idea. I am NOT saying you should ditch your luxury mascara! I am just thrilled to find a budget friendly version that works really well and I hope this helps someone. Sometimes we just gotta work with what we have haha slaying on a budget is POSSIBLE!

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https://www.sephora.com/product/gifted-amazonian-clay-smart-mascara-P286101

https://www.sephora.com/product/buxom-lash-mascara-P228204?icid2=products%20grid:p228204:product

https://www.elfcosmetics.com/lash-extending-mascara/81436.html?cgid=eyes-mascara#start=10&sz=24

 

Let me know what your experiences have been! Any tips or comments are welcome!