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5 Minute Flawless Natural Face Routine! PLUS QUICK FASHION HAUL!

Hi all you lovely ladies! ❤ Today i will be showing you all what can be done in 5-10 minutes depending on how comfortable you are with makeup, but it really shouldn’t take much longer than that. We all have those days where we have to get up and get ready for work quickly but you would like to make yourself presentable at least. So that’s what were targeting. If you can master this routine you’ll always have a good face to put forward in ANY hectic situation. 🙂 ❤

Here is what my 5 minute face looks like:

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Pretty simple! This look is simply created with a quick touch up under the eyes & over blemishes with concealer & beauty blender, a quick & light dusting of bronzer for some warmth, a little bit of foundation powder brushed on, an illuminator chubby on the cheekbone for a beautiful glow, mascara of any kind, and a nice shimmer beneath the brow bone to waken & open the eyes a bit. No lip color has been applied here yet, but i will show you how to make this even more presentable with two more simple & fast steps!

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Add a tiny flick of black liner, a couple dabs of a creamy cheek lip and cheek chubby on both your cheeks & lips, and ta-daaa! 😉 You can amp it up even more with steps that will take you only a minute to do! Now you’re ready for the day with a fresh face. 😀

Here are the affordable products i used today:

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Let’s start with these:

  • FLOWER beauty double sided mascara/eyeliner duo pen
  • FLOWER beauty highlighter/bronzer chubby “Honey-bronze”
  • FLOWER beauty lip & cheek chubby in “Can’t Re-Fuschia”
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser  in Light

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  • Neutrogena “Oil-Free Moisture” Sensitive Skin
  • FLOWER beauty Glow Baby Glow bronzer/blush duo
  • Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow “Iced Latte” (Under Brow)
  • Loreal Infallible pro-matte 16HR foundation
  • Covergirl Full Lash Bloom

Hope this will give you hope next time you are in a rush and need to get your face on FAST! 😉 ❤


FASHION HAUL TIME! 

I got most of this at walmart and a couple things were given to me as gifts for my upcoming vacation! My wonderful man is taking me to 4 star GORGEOUS resort & casino for my birthday and i am more than excited. I am starting to pick up things i’ll be taking along with me so i’ll be showing you all what i grab 😀

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Those pants are some comfy and can be dressed up or down, they’re thin and breathable and have a gorgeous pattern and color scheme! Perfect for vacation 😉 And would look super cute & elegant casual paired with any of these accessories.

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Thanks for reading loves! Leave comments & thoughts, hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

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Maybelline Blushed Nudes Night Out Makeup Look!

I got a request the other day from someone saying they wished i would have done some looks with that Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette review i posted recently, so i thought that was a great idea and i should definitley at least post one look with this palette. Here’s what i came up with!

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Sort of a pink, rosey smokey eye. I always start my eyeshadow routine with my MALLY base shadow. It is so creamy, doesn’t crease at all and makes the shadow stick to your lids perfectly for HOURS! One of my personal favorites.

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The base shadow is the pan to the left. It works very well as a primer but any eyelid primer will work just fine.

Let me show you how a base shadow works for those who aren’t familiar:

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(The brown shadow shown here is NOT used in this look, it is achieved using only the colors from the blushed nudes palette. This is just used  as an example)

Above are the two shadows in the MALLY palette swatched separately. As you can see, the brown eye shadow is somewhat transparent, it doesn’t look nearly as dark as the color in the actual pan. The base shadow is neutral in color, bright & creamy. Now, let me show you the brown shadow OVER the creamy base shadow.

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Retail price for JUST the creamy base shadow: $18.00 USD

Purchase it here!

Now that the brown shadow has been applied over the base, it has much better color pay off and it is noticeably darker than the last swatch.


Back to the look: Here are the colors i used from the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette

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In this order i began to apply:

  1. I pretty much just cut my crease with this color and then blended it out so it wasn’t such a harsh line.
  2. I packed this onto my lid, and blended it in with the color i used in my crease.
  3. Traced my outer V with this black color and blended it out, also used on my bottom lash line.
  4. Applied this to my inner corner, and below  near my inner corner on my lower lash line. Blend blend blend!

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You can really achieve some beautiful romantic eyes with this palette. I’ve been loving it so far and here you can see the gorgeous colors in action! You could also go the opposite route and do something with the lighter colors in the palette for more of a daytime look. If you’d like me to do a daytime look for you just leave a comment!

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Thanks for reading!

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Swatch Review: Affordable Maybelline “The Blushed Nudes” Palette

So even after my somewhat negative review last night on the maybelline “The Nudes” Palette, i still picked this up in hopes of being more impressed. Glancing over this palette, some of the colors sold me right away. Some beautiful rosey gold shades, and a matte black with a black cherry like shimmer. So i decided to review it for you all and give you my opinion!

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The first thing i noticed when swatching/playing around with these shadows was:

  1. They seem to have a much nicer texture than the other “The Nudes” palette. They feel much softer to the touch, the other palette’s shadows almost seemed dry.
  2. The shimmer formula seems like it applies much better, it looks very nice applied to a primed eyelid.
  3. I think their color choices throughout the palette really compliment each other. They can be used with each other and many other nude eyeshadows you may already own.

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The very last color on the bottom right was my absolute favorite, it looked like a very deep dramatic burnt reddish black because of all the black cherry/gold colored shimmer in it, and then i swatched it. 😦 It simply did not apply nearly as well as the other shimmer colors, the sparkles fell out and left me with a plain matte black eyeshadow.  I think it was because it wasn’t so much shimmer, it was more like sparkle flake. This was the only shadow with a seemingly different formula than the other shimmer shades.

Now let me show you some swatch samples!

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I loved all of these colors except for my original favorite, the black. So for the price & quality, i would probably buy this palette again when i start running low on these shadows. I may not be using the hell out of all of them, but i can see myself using more than half of them often. These are perfect colors for a romantic date night, any night on the town, even a day on the town, or you could put together a nice look for a wedding/bachelorette party as well. If you are a makeup artist or do freelance work, picking up a few of these to keep with your supplies would be a great idea since these colors can be used for many occasions/events. I’d say go try one out for yourself ladies! For $10.00 it’s worth giving it a chance. ❤

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Compare: Inexpensive L’Oreal & Maybelline NUDE Palettes

So i came across these two palettes at Walmart while i was doing some shopping. I figured for the price i could try them both out, and compare & review them on here for you guys! I’m always open to trying cheaper palettes & products even though i tend to lean more towards brand name makeup. All you really need is the know how, if you are skilled at applying makeup you can make something out of nothing, or in this case, making the most out of a cheap palette.

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The larger palette to the left is the L’Oreal LA Palette NUDE 1. The smaller one to the right is the Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette. The smaller palette has two more color choices but the L’Oreal palette has elongated pans with much more product to use.

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(L’Oreal LA Palette NUDE 1)

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(Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette)

So, let’s compare. There are some very similar shades in this palette, such as the shimmer browns and gold colors. But here are some differences i noticed while swatching/playing around with these shadows:

  1. The L’Oreal shadows are extremely velvety soft to the touch and apply like a dream to a primed eyelid.
  2. The Maybelline shadows take a little more effort to get good color pay off, i had to layer it on to see the true color.
  3. The L’Oreal shadows have a nicer shimmer formula, they truly look metallic and dazzling on the skin.
  4. The maybelline shadow pan that is in matte black actually had a nice formula, blendable and pigmented. Would purchase it again as a single.
  5. The L’Oreal shadows are all very easily blendable & nicely pigmented.

Overall, i definitely would say i prefer the L’Oreal  LA palette NUDE 1. It would be ideal for traveling since its sleek and thin, length really doesn’t matter if your slipping it into a big bag or suitcase. It also has a long mirror inside & snaps shut tight. Very wearable everyday shades that can be dressed up or down beautifully depending on occasion. The colors seem very well rounded and can be used around each other in many different looks. They also seem like more appealing, luxurious shades of nude all together. This one was a little more, it costs about $15.00 USD but it’s definitely worth it for some nice silky eyeshadows to throw in your collection. I believe the Maybelline palette was around $10.00 USD. Try one out for yourself!

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