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Brow POWER LIFT Pencil! itCosmetics review!

Hello ladies! Today i wanted to share with you a product i have had for a while and i used to use it like crazy and i just recently picked it up again and guess what? I’ve been using it like crazy. Its the “it Cosmetics Brow Power Lift Jumbo Pencil.” It’s double sided, one is a pearlescent highlight, and the other side is a bright matte highlight. Even though it says BROW power lift, it can also be used on other parts of your face and lips too! (I think the pearl side would look beautiful on your cupids bow) I am a fan of both! Since the pearly side seems more for when i’m going out or just feel like i need some extra shine. While the matte side is a great everyday useable brightening color.

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Both sides of this pencil are very creamy and blendable in texture, so you don’t have to worry about having a harsh obvious line, as long as you blend it out!

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You can use them separately like i use them or you can use them both together overlapping the pearl over the matte color. Here are some swatches on my arm:

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As you can see here, the pearl is more of a translucent color that could be used on pretty much any skin tone, while the matte color is pretty nude/pink/peach. It would depend on your skin tone whether or not you could use this side’s color, on me for instance, it hardly shows up at all and really only leaves me with a brightening effect. I did my eyebrows and applied each side of the pencil on each of my eye brows to show you all!

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(Pearlescent side)

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(Matte side)

You can barely see any product applied underneath my brow on the matte side picture but you can see the slight brightening effect. The pearly side really livens up your eyes and is very flattering beneath the brow. I think you should definitely try this for yourself if you’re looking for a product to brighten up your eyes!

purchase it HERE for $24.00 USD!

Thanks for reading! Enter my giveaway if you live in the U.S.A! I’m giving someone a beautiful, creamy lip butter 🙂 ❤

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Quick Review and Small Giveaway: FLOWER Lip Butters!

Hi ladies! ❤ I just wanted to quickly share my thoughts on a product i have been loving lately by FLOWER Cosmetics. What a surprise. This time, it’s their Lip Butter Line! Honestly, you are gonna love these.

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Here i have a few of their unbelievably creamy, moisturizing and luxurious Lip Butters! From left to right: Sweet Peach, Cherry Chiffon and Princess & The Peony.

Here are some lovely swatches of the first two colors:

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(Sweet Peach & Cherry Chiffon)

A bright, fresh peachy-orange color and a vibrant, tart cherry red!

“Princess & The Peony” is a beautiful rosey/baby pink color!

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You can tell from those swatches that these are extremely buttery, just like a lip butter should be. 😉 They apply like a dream, are beautifully pigmented and last on your lips! If you were a fan of NYX butter lipsticks, surely you will be a fan of these guys! I picked up a new “princess & the peony” to have in a little giveaway for those of you in the United States! (I will be doing an international giveaway someday, please keep an eye out for it! It will be a good one.<3) Thank you all for being so kind and being such amazing followers, i just wanted to share one of my little personal favorites with one of you! If you’d like to enter: please follow me if you are not already, comment on this post and tell me one thing you would like to see me post about in the future, and write ENTERME! Winner will be chosen at random, and will be notified within the next week.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

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Dress Up & Dress Down This Look! Beautiful Natural Eyes!

So there has been thunder & lightening and it has been raining cats and dogs outside all day today. I’ve decided to relax and stay indoors, make a few white russians, and do a beautiful dress it up & dress it down double look for you all!

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My little girl seems to be all about the idea! 😀

Here is what i came up with…

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Here are all of the products i used for each look, i will let you know what the differences are:

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  • Milani Baked Powder Blush in “Luminoso” (everyday look)
  • MAC Sheer Tone Blush in “Pinch Me” (dramatic look)
  • FLOWER Luxury Lip Color in “Cactus Flower” (dramatic look)
  • Estée Lauder Bronzer in “Bronze Goddess” (both)
  • MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation (both)
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer (both)
  • bareMinerals Loose Eyeshadow in “Chenille” (both)
  • Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (both)
  • SMASHBOX “Photo Finish” Face Primer (both)
  • Hard Candy MOD Quad Baked Eyeshadow Palette in “Pink Interlude” Shade 2. (both)
  • Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in “Vintage” For Brows (both)
  • L’Oreal LA Palette NUDE 1 “Shade 7” (both)
  • Almay Liquid Eyeliner “Black” (both)
  • Lancôme High Definition Mascara “Black” (both)
  • Ardelle Fake Eyelashes Not shown above (both)

So you can see from that list, as simple as it sounds and as different as I appear in these two looks, i only swapped my blush and lip stick! It shares the exact same eye shadow and face routine, but when you switch out your cheek and lip color, you can drastically change your overall appearance!

Thanks for reading!

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Beautiful Sunset Inspired Eyeshadow Look!

imageLooking out my glass doors and all i can see are countless mesas and shades of lilac, periwinkle, pink and peach. Gorgeous right? How could i not be inspired. I also found some little river toads in our yard tonight since it’s monsoon season here in Arizona. My boyfriend helped me stop one to snap a pic! ❤

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imageAnyways, I absolutely loved the colors i saw this evening, so i decide to go with periwinkle blue & lilac purple eyes for my saturday night out look!

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Here are all of the products i used:

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  • MAC Lip Stick in “Angel”
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer
  • MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation

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  • MALLY Base Eyeshadow/Primer
  • Sally Girl Eyeshadow in “Lilac” (exclusive sally beauty supply single eyeshadows)
  • Sally Girl Eyeshadow in “Electric Blue” (exclusive sally beauty supply single eyeshadow)
  • Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in “Vintage”  (for my brows)
  • Mally Lip Liner in “Sexy Sorbet”

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  • Lancôme Paris High Definition Mascara in “Black”
  • Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in “Porcelain”
  • Almay Liquid Eyeliner in “Black”
  • Estée Lauder Bronzer in “Bronze Goddess”
  • bareMinerals Blush in “Optimist”
  • Ardelle Fake Eyelashes (Not shown above)

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Thanks for reading! Keep an eye on my blog! If you love being a pampered princess you probably wont want to miss my upcoming posts in the next few weeks, i am having some wonderful new & affordable products coming in to share with you all from new brands that you are going to DIE for! Beauty, body & bath, complete and total relaxation time… 😉 I’m very excited! We all need to unwind sometimes.

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It’s Primer Time! Review & Compare FLOWER, SMASHBOX and E.l.f!

So i wanted to talk about different face primers today! I have three here we are going to compare and review. I also have swatches to show you differences in consistency & texture, and swatches of color over the primers. If you’re interested, keep reading!

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Primer 101

 When it comes to using a primer, a lot goes a long way no matter what brand you use. You’re trying to achieve light coverage as a base for your makeup to hold onto to, and you want to start from the center of your face and work outwards.

How does primer work?

  • Evens/smoothes out your skins imperfections
  • Enlongates the wear of your makeup

Are there different kinds of primers?

Yes! Hydrating/moisturizing primers for dry skin, matte primers for more oil prone skin, anti aging primers for creased/aged skin, discoloration correcting primers for skin imperfections/birth marks, neutral primers for combination skin etc.

When to apply a primer

In between applying your moisturizer & your makeup/foundation.

Can i use face primer for my eyeshadow?

There are different types of primers for different areas of your face. For the most part eyelid primers cannot be used as face primer, because of its thicker texture. However, most face primers can be used as eye primers. So YES! As long as the ingredients are safe to use near your eyes.

Now, here are some swatches for you to check out:

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Here you can see the texture, color etc. of these primers. Here is my opinion on each since i am able to actually feel the consistency of them, smell them etc..

FLOWER Perfecting Primer: Extremely slick, applies nicely, moisturizing, smells fresh and clean like a face wash.

SMASHBOX Photo Finish: Velvety soft texture, smooth, matte. virtually no smell detected.

E.l.f Pore-less Primer: Texture is a lot like a face lotion. Application appears more like a thicker creme, or sunscreen. Smell is a bit unusual, like astringent/sunscreen. May be bothersome to some people.

Here are some examples of the same eyeshadow over the three separate primers after they have dried. (I used eyeshadow since foundation would be much harder for you all to see)

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As you can see above, FLOWER’s primer really made that color bold and it stuck smoothly and evenly to the primer swatch beneath it. SMASHBOX’s primer has created a more natural lighter look to this color, but none the less smooth and nice in appearance. Finally, E.l.f’s primer seemed like it clumped the color in some areas, and was lighter in other spots. Don’t know if i’ll be using this one again, being the cheapest of the three i sort of expected it. So, in regards to applying foundation over these primers, FLOWER’s will really give you a full face & even dewy look, SMASHBOX’s will give you a overall more natural looking matte face. I would not recommend purchasing E.l.f’s.

Thanks for reading!

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Soft Neapolitan Eyes! Bare Minerals, Maybelline & L’Oreal!

So today i was inspired by the almost too pretty to eat, neapolitan ice cream! I wanted to create a look using the colors but i didn’t want it to be AS vibrant as the actual treat, so here’s what i came up with…

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The Eyes image

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(Inked in Pink, Starlight & Chenille)

  • Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo Metal in “Inked In Pink” (On half of lid towards the outer V)
  • i.d. bareMinerals loose eyeshadow in “Starlight” (In crease and outer V)
  • i.d. bareMinerals loose eyeshadow in “Chenille” (Inner corner of eye and front half of lid)
  • LA Pallete NUDE 1 Dark brown shimmer shade. (Outer V & cut crease) (Not shown as swatch)
  • Almay Liquid Liner in “Black” (Not shown above)
  • Lancôme High Definition Mascara in “Black” (Not shown above)
  • Ardelle Fake Eyelashes (Not shown above)

The Face

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  • MAC Lip Stick in “Créme Cup”
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer
  • FLOWER Liquid Foundation
  • Infallible 16HR Pro-Matte Foundation
  • I.d. bareMinerals face color in “Gossamer” (Highlight cheekbones)
  • Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in “Vintage” (for filling in brows)
  • FLOWER Powder to Creme Blush in TT1 “A-Coral-ble” (not shown above)
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lip Contouring Pencil in “Natural” (not shown above)

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Now that you’ve seen all the products, here is the outcome!

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Poison Purple & Ocean Blue Lips!

So i’ve been looking through a lot of beautiful, kind of crazy lip color combos and looks and i’ve been very inspired by luvbridget’s blog lately. She’s always posting pictures of gorgeous lips, so thank you for motivating me to do some looks of my own honey! ❤ Check out her blog, click on here name above 🙂

I primed my lips before applying the colors in these looks.

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This is my poison purple look, MAC “Gunner” & MAC “Violetta” have been used here with a clear lipgloss and bright indigo/purple loose pigment.

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Bright ocean lips! This was created with the NYX Macaroon Lip Stick in “Pistachio“. And i used a loose electric blue sparkle pigment to line my lips and fade the color out! Then i just dabbed a little bit of white/translucent powder in the center of my lips since i wanted this one to be more of a matte look.

I really loved doing something crazy like this, if any of you are inspired to do a fun lip-look send me a link to your post i would love to see what YOU created! Thanks for reading!

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