October Favorites 2013

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Hi All! It’s monthly favorites time! Today I’ve got four makeup products, one nail polish, and a perfume. It is a bit on the smaller side, but that is just because I tried to hold myself back on buying products this month.

October 2013

My first favorite is an eyeshadow quad. This is Maybelline’s ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Designer Chocolates. This is a super gorgeous, shimmery palette. Almost everyday, I’ve used the enclosed sponge applicators to put the lightest color on my lid and browbone, the “crease” color in my outer corner, and the “liner” color in my crease and lash line.

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My next favorite is my NYColor Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent, which I am almost out of! I just bought more at Target. I love this, especially for the price! I apply it all over my face with my Laura Mercier Powder puff.

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New York Color Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder Translucent

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My other face product I’ve been loving this month has been my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles. Mine is in the shade Brightening, This is an awesome undereye concealer, as well as covering up the redness around my nose. I simply apply this before foundation directly to my face, then blending with a clean finger.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment and Concealer

My final makeup product this month is a mascara. This is the Covergirl Professional All-In-One Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. This was the first mascara I ever purchased, and I’ve just recently gone back to it. My lashes work best with a drier mascara, which I believe is why this works so much better for me now.

Covergirl Professional All-In-One Mascara

My favorite Scent of the month is my Carried Away mini fragrance mist by Bath & Body Works. This has been my go-to all month.  I also adore this packaging!

Bath & Body Works Carried Away Fragrance Mist Mini

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite nail product of the month. This is Sinful Color’s Snow Me White. This is the first opaque white I’ve ever seen, and it is good! The price, of course,  just makes it sweeter!

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These are my October Favorites! Comment below with what yours are, I love finding new and awesome products to try!

August Favorites

It’s the first week of the month, which means… you guessed it, a favorites post! For some reason, all but one of my products are very neutral this month. I don’t know why, that’s just how it worked out.

My one bright product is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish in 300 Vio-Last. This is a blue-purple color. This is actually really opaque with only two coats, which is awesome! I also really love the square packaging, I haven’t seen it anywhere else. I have worn this on my toes all month, along with Nicole by OPI’s Modern Family A Phil’s Paradise, a gorgeous sparkly silver-gold. DSCN0475

My next favorite is a lip combination. I finally figured out that while Covergirl’s Outlast Stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation doesn’t work well on my face, it does a really good job covering my lips when I want to do a nude lip. I like to then layer Ulta’s lipstick 226 Perfect Nude, Maybelline’s Colorsensational Lipstick in 705 Twinkle, and Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Flirt. This has been how I have done my lips almost all month, along with bold eyes. I think it’s perfect because my lips are still well defined, but not stealing the show.

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My next favorite is an eyeliner. This is the Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in pewter. I love this eyeliner because it defines really well without making my eye look really small. It’s also an automatic sharpener, which is awesome.

Another favorite is the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. This pencil is great for layering under eyeshadow, and brightening colors. I have been using this a ton with my BHCosmetics palette. I also like using a very small amount of this on my browbone, tear duct, bridge of my nose, and cheekbones as a subtle highlight.

My last two favorites of the month are both face products. The first is my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 Porcelain. This was my first foundation, and I have no idea why I stopped using it in the first place. It is really lightweight, easy to blend, and matches perfectly. The only downside is that it does leave my face really shiny. This isn’t really a big deal, as I have to powder my face anyways. I have recently discovered the Laura Mercier velour puff for powder. This is honestly a life saver. My face looks flawless when I use this puff to apply my NYC Smooth Skin translucent loose powder. All of you need to go buy yourselves a velour powder puff!

These are all of my August Favorites, now I would love to hear what yours are! Please leave a comment below telling me your favorite products of August. Who knows, I might decide to try some of them out! See you guys next time!

Target & Ulta Haul!!

So since yesterday was the first Sunday of the month, the Procter & Gamble ad was in my Sunday newspaper, which usually contains a few Covergirl coupons. In addition, Ulta has a 20% off your entire purchase coupon, so I of course had to stop by and pick up some things. First, we went to Target. I am almost out of my Elf eyelid primer, so I got a replacement.

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While I was there, I saw that they finally had the Electro Babylips, so I purchased 95 Strike a Rose.

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In the dollar section, I found mini Dove Go Fresh deodorants in Revive, which smells REALLY good, by the way.

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We then went to Ulta. While we were there, I found a coupon for $1 off any Revlon Colorstay product. I purchased this gorgeous nail polish in 170 Coastal Surf.

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Next, I bought a Covergirl LipPerfection lipstick in 410 Delight, which is stunning!

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I found a nail color from Covergirl’s Outlast Stay Brilliant collection. This is 135 Constant Candy. It is a beautiful creamy baby pink with no shimmer.

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The final thing I bought today is a Paul Mitchell Original Conditioner “The Detangler“. This is the same conditioner I’ve been using for a while, so this is just a replacement, as I’m almost out of my current bottle.

Sorry about the long break I’ve had in posting, School started for me two weeks ago, and I’m finally getting into the swing of things. I will try to post as often as I can, but I’m not going to say for sure what my schedule will be, as it will depend on how much homework I get each night. Thank you for sticking with me. You guys have no idea how happy your comments make me! Whenever WordPress emails me about a new follower or comment, I literally jump up and do a happy dance!! I love you guys so much, and I’ll post again as soon as possible!

BH Cosmetics Haul!

Hey guys! I’m super excited, because my BHCosmetics order from HauteLook just came in today!

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I ordered the 4th edition 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette and a Black Liquid Eyeliner.

The eyeliner has a felt tip that is on the thick side, but not too thick. The eyeliner is nice and black, there aren’t any obvious blue tones.

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The eyeshadow palette is absolutely gorgeous. All of the eyeshadows are very smooth and pigmented. In this edition, they are all shimmery, and around 15 of them have obvious sparkles. There are two trays, each with 60 eyeshadows. The top tray has more bright colors, while the bottom tray has mostlly neutrals.

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I am very excited to do lots of looks with this gorgeous palette. There are so many colors that I don’t know where to start! Please leave comments telling me what looks you would like to see! I’ll  see you guys soon! 🙂

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Makeup Collection/Organization!

Hi guys, Heather here! So I know that I love to see how other people organize their makeup, so I decided to show you how I organize mine. Before I get into that, I would like to stress that I am not trying to brag at all, I just wanted to show you how I decided to organize mine.

I got this desk from Staples sometime last year. I also have a hot pink computer chair (with wheels!!) that I use. I love the fact that it has two shelves under the main table area, as well as a fairly deep drawer.  All of the little buckets are from Target’s discount area.

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All the way to the left of my desk is a blue bucket with all of my brushes and applicators (my kabuki brush is next to it) and my eyeshadow primer.

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Next to that is a set of 3 plastic drawers that contains my face, eye, and cheek products. I have no idea where the drawers are from, I’ve had them since I was really young. On top of the drawers, I have two palette type things from the Ulta brand.

I keep all of my face products in the bottom drawer. I have them sorted by foundation, concealer, primer, and powder.

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In the middle drawer, I have my eyeshadow and cheek products. On the right side, I have powder blushes, a cream blush, and a cheekbone highlighter. Front and center in the drawer, I have liquid, pencil, and cream eyeshadows. In the  rest of the drawer, I have all my powder eyeshadows, kind of sorted by color.

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The top drawer is sort of a catch all drawer. I have eyedrops, a second bottle of moisturize, and heavy duty face sunscreen in there currently. I also keep any samples that I need to try out in the top drawer.

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Along the back of my desk, I have 5 different buckets. The first one contains all of my lipglosses, which is quite the daunting task, as shiny lips are a big priority to me.

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The next bucket has my lipsticks, as well as a lipstain.

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My next bucket has all of my mascaras and eyeliners.

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My lipbalms (tinted and clear).

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The final bucket just has some pencils and pens. I use these, along with a pad of stickynotes, to write down lists or reminders.

The last thing on my desk is a little bag with all of my night time skincare products (moisturizer, toner, and spot treatment.

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And that’s it! Thank you guys so much for reading, and I will talk to you in my next post! Don’t forget to comment and tell me your favorite storage secret. I will always welcome any ideas for posts you would like me to do, so send them my way!