Top 5 Makeup Products

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These products are my ride or die items that I will continue to buy throughout the years. I have combo acne prone skin, so whatever doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin or eyes and works, I keep using! If it ain't broke, don't fix it ;)


Kevyn Aucoin Contour Powder in Medium

Man do those Sephora samples get you. I was a lucky, and snagged a sample of this and have been obsessed ever since. In my opinion, you don't know contour unless you have tried this product. This is an extremely expensive product and I have heard that this Elf contour palette is a dupe so I will keep you guys updated on that. I have a hard time finding products that work with my skin and I not only use this for contouring but as an eyeshadow and the little sample has lasted me for quite some time so I highly recommend!

Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow + Highlighter Palette

My sister got this for me for my birthday this year and I almost cried..I kid you not. She knows how much I wanted that palette and I have been OBSESSED to say the least. I really hope this palette sticks around because I may need to buy some backups, that is how AMAZING this product is. The formulas are so soft, easy to blend, rich pigment and can we talk about how blinding those highlights are?! GLOW UP GIRL! I always get compliments when wearing the eyeshadows or highlighters and love the versatility of the palette as well!

Jack Black Lip Balm in Black Tea + Blackberry

It only took about 25 years to find my perfect lip balm. It is super hydrating, has spf to protect against the sun and I love how I can just wear this on its own and it looks great. It smells amazing, is thick enough to provide hydration and protection yet doesn't leave your lips feeling sticky or leaving that nasty white line!

Dr. Jart BB Cream 

I don't even know where to start with this one. This is my holy grail face product for sure. My face is so sensitive and will break out from anything. I love how this combines both skincare and makeup so you get great coverage while protecting skin and treating it. I love using this day to day and love wearing this to the beach or pool during the summer!

Marc Jacobs Gel Eyeliner in Black 

Again with the Sephora samples..brilliant marketing strategy..well done Sephora..well done. I have been on the hunt for an eyeliner that doesn't budge (or make me look like a raccoon), stays in my waterline and has great pigment and this takes the cake. It is so creamy and stays in my waterline (I swear I have the runniest eyes). It is super pigmented and now I want more colors! I have my eyes on that white! 


What is one of your holy grail makeup items? Let me know in a comment below!



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How To Successfully Shop For Black Friday

This time of year can get a bit hectic and crazy with holiday shopping. Here is a guide to help you shop smarter, quicker and without all the lines this Black Friday!

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PLAN

  • make a list of people to buy for
  • what are buying for them and yourself?
  • what do you and them need vs want?
  • where are you going to shop?
  • do your research on your favorite shops and add their sales to your calendar

BUDGET

  • how much is your overall budget for this holiday season?
  • how much are you spending on each person? 

SAVE

  • shop with coupon codes or
  • make sure you are getting a percentage off automatically
  • use ebates. I never shop without ebates and I have made a good amount of cash back since signing up and hey why not get paid to shop right?

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Leave me a comment below and let me know what is on your wishlist for Black Friday!



* This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you decide to purchase through those links, I may make a small commission off that purchase. This is at no extra cost to you, but helps support this blog. I only share products that I am passionate about, truly love and recommend to loved ones. As always, all my opinions are my own.*

How To Treat Dry Skin This Winter

Avon's skincare products have been a staple in my house as well as many of my customers and friends and family! 

Moisture Therapy is one of the only products that actually have worked with my extremely dry skin and I can't live without the Intensive Healing & Repair hand lotion


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Sephora Haul + Mini Reviews

This month I decided to treat myself to some (much needed) new makeup. I am so happy with all of my purchases and am ecstatic to share with you guys. If you follow me on Snapchat you would have seen my mail time opening! P.S. If you aren't already following me on Snapchat you should come join the Snapfam HERE!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes XL

I have been on the hunt for years for a jet black waterproof eyeliner that does not budge on my waterline. When I say years I mean like 10 years in the making. When I had the opportunity to get this as a deluxe sample I jumped and am so happy. When I tell you that this is by far the best eyeliner I have ever tried in my life I am not even joking. It is jet black and stays put in my waterline for the day. For me to say that is huge because I have the most watery eyes of life. If you are in the market for an eyeliner, go try this one out you won't be disappointed! 

Sephora Green Tea Sleeping Mask

While I was browsing the Sephora website, I came across these masks. First of all can we just talk about the fact that they are only $4?! I REPEAT $4! I have always had trouble with my skin so I said what the heck and added it to my bag. I have used this every single night since I have gotten it and I am in love. This will for sure be a staple from now on. It really helps my blemishes and helps keep my face matte. 

Jack Black Lip Balm in Black Tea and Blackberry

I feel like I have tried every lip balm there is to try. But this has quickly become a vital part of my skincare/makeup routine. First of all, it smells incredible and it is so moisturizing, doesn't leave that weird white line or dry your lips out after a few hours. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

After all the hype on youtube about this product, I decided to try it because I seriously needed a new powder especially for my oily skin. This is a great under eye powder, my concealer does not budge or crease and it looks flawless. For the rest of my face, I am not so sure I am sold on it yet. Granted I have only worn it with BB cream but I felt like I kept needing to reply it every couple of hours and #ain'tnoonegottimeforthat

NEST Citrine Fragrance Rollerball 100 Point Perk

I was so excited to try out this mini bottle of adorableness because I had heard a few people talk about how great it was. This has become my daily fragrance and I am completely in love with the smell! Of course I love the size as well because it literally fits anywhere! 

Dr. Jart + BB Cream

I wanted this BB cream because I was in the market, it helps blemishes, has SPF and I know Dr. Jart is a reputable brand. I adore the coverage of this BB cream and goes on like a dream. The only thing is that it comes in one shade (idk how the heck it matched me) and makes me quite oily during the day so I definitely have to wear a powder with it. 

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

I had tried a sample of this and had to buy the small size of this. I remember years ago talking to friends about makeup and stuff and comparing my pores to the size of Asia.. Well let me tell you, my pores were severely diminished after using this and helped my makeup stay on all day! 

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Deluxe Sample

I have dreamt of buying this perfume for years and years. The only reason I never bought it was because I have a few that I promised myself I would finish before getting this. Well when I saw it as a free deluxe sample, you can probably imagine how excited I was. Again, with the mini adorable package! You know when someone says "Omg he/she is so cute I could put them in my pocket!." Well this is when you can actually put the cutie in your pocket ;) 

Sephora Mirror Lip Gloss

Let's be honest for a second, the only reason I bought this was because it was $3 and I needed $1 to get free shipping (these products are from a couple Sephora packages). It was well worth the $3, let me tell you. It is so shiny, doesn't feel sticky and lasts! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Milkshake

I don't know about you, but every since I saw these liquid lipsticks I have wanted one for literally about forever. I wanted to get Pure Hollywood but it was out of stock so I figured I would try Milkshake. I needed a nude lip color and was not leaving until I got a liquid lipstick clearly. This lipstick is the most opaque full coverage lip product I have ever tried. But, for skin tones like mine, it should not be worn alone and at that full coverage point because you will look hella scary. After putting a couple of dots on the middle of lips over the MUFE lip liner and adding a bit of the gloss it has become my go to lip color. I feel like I successfully learned how to wear this shade and will definitely be doing a blog post on the lip combo because I know so many of you who have no idea how to wear it because it is so nude! 

Shesiedo Eyelash Curler

I have never owned an eyelash curler in my life. I know, I know...it did take a bit to successfully not poke myself in the eye but I am SO happy I got this one because it is amazing!! 

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Nude Beige

I was also in need of a good nude lipliner and a waterproof one at that. When I tell you this stuff won't budge, it won't budge. Between this and the eyeliner I think I may buy every waterproof product because I'm hooked. 

Fat Girl Slim Skin Firming Cream

I am not fat by any means but there are some areas that I would like to tone up before Summer. I will keep you guys updated on how I like this! 

See what happens when you don't shop at Sephora for over two years? I happened to find so many amazing products that work for me and that will be repurchased over and over. Sometimes you just gotta #treatyoself! Please let me know if there are any products here that you would like a full review of and I would be happy to do it! 

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Hot Weather Skincare Essential + Giveaway!

What is your number one priority when it comes to Summer? For me, it's staying hydrated, cool and of course not being a sweaty mess! 

My go to hot weather skincare essential has been the evian® facial spray. I have used it for years and it not only refreshes your skin but it keeps your face hydrated and cool especially during those hot Summer days. 

evian® facial spray’s unique fine micro-droplet mist allow skin to better absorb its hydration and blend and finish makeup into a smooth, natural look. 

How I Use It To Beat The Heat

  • Spritzing my skin throughout the day to keep my face hydrated, cool and oil free
  • Spraying it after I am in the pool to remove the damaging chlorine
  • Set my makeup before a hot day  

This spray is perfect for all your excursions during those hot days. It is affordable, convenient, travel friendly (TSA approved 1.7 oz), leak-proof, environmentally friendly AND easily fits in your pool or beach bag! What more could you want?!

To check out their 3 sizes visit http://evianfacialspray.com

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Top 3 Makeup Essentials

For my everyday makeup I really only wear foundation, concealer, blush, lipgloss or lipstick and mascara. These are products I use all the time and have become part of the holy grail family! 

Maybelline Master Conceal

This is one of my newer purchases and I have been super happy with it. Maybelline concealers are the best drugstore concealers in my opinion and this has amazing coverage and matches my skin perfectly! 

E.L.F lip exfoliator

This is by far one of the best lip exfoliators. For only a few bucks you can't go wrong. I use this before I put on lipstick or when my lips are feeling dry and this is a lifesaver. My lipstick goes on so much smoother and lasts longer! 

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Mac Lipstick in Rebel

This has been my go to lip color for years. I love how buildable this color is and how you can rock just a lip tint or go full on vampy! 

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My 5 Holy Grail Skincare Products

I can't even begin to tell you how many skincare products I have tried to help my oily and acne prone skin. I have had multiple people ask about the products I use so I hope you find this post helpful!

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clask Masque - Deep Pore-Cleansing Skin Refining Mask

This mask has become my one and only. I leave mine on for 15 minutes and it really gets deep into your pores to clean everything out. My face always feels so fresh and clean after using this. Also great for acne prone skin! 

Acure Dry Shampoo

Until I got this shampoo I hated dry shampoo. 1. Because it always made my head so itchy and 2. The sprays have elements of gasoline...ew. I have been transitioning to more natural and organic products because my skin is super sensitive and I know it's better for my body. When I first tried out this one I was blown away, so much that my sister had to try it out right after me and we just kept saying wow. After using it, my hair doesn't look greasy, it looks clean and helps to give lots of volume! 

Nuance Intense Hydration Restoring Eye Cream

My under eye area is not only sensitive but super dry. This has been one of the more less chemically products that have not bothered my eyes and gives my eyes the hydration it needs so when I put concealer on it goes on smoothly and doesn't look dry! P.S. if anyone has any good recommendations for dark circle products please let me know in the comments!

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

Oldie but goodie! This is my ride or die lip balm. It moisturizes my lips, doesn't leave that white mark and my lips actually don't feel dry after a few hours! Not to mention it gives you a pink tint to your lips! 

Nuance Nourish & Renew Glow Facial Oil

This has been my #1 skincare product. I have struggled with acne ever since high school and still am at the age of 24 (so much for it going away before becoming an adult huh). This has been the ONLY oil that has not broken me out. I use this in the morning and at night as a moisturizer and my skin has a nice glow and looks much more nourished and I even believe it helps with breakouts! 

Leave me a comment below and tell me what skincare products you can't live without!