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My favorite cream eye bases

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Hey girls! I wanted to share my favorite cream bases that I have been loving for a while now, these are definitely my go tos and favorites of the bunch! I tend to stick with more neutral shades, but do like a darker vampy look from time to time for a smokey eye! I like to use them alone on easy days, or topped with my favorite eyeshadows for a long wearing more intense look. I really love how versatile these little pots are, and the colors are gorgeous! XMy lists: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Eyeshadows, MAC Paint Pots, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliners, and Estee Lauder Stay On Eyeshadow Paints.
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Nail Polish Routine Must Havs <3

20140712_0852399 copycopyFor any nail polish look I’m doing, these are the staples that I always use for my base and top coats. My cuticles to get dry so I always condition the skin around my nails before or after I apply polish. The Julep Oxygen nail Treatment is a great translucent base that conditions and protects your nails, and my all time favorite top coats are the Julep Polymer Top Coat and the Pro-FX High Gloss Top Coat. They keep my nails shiny and prolong my mani. My must havs: Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment, Julep Ta-Da Quick Dry Drops, Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, Pro-FX Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat, and Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat.
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High End Vs. Drugstore: Cream Bronzer

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Clarins Opalescence Collection Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Rose

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A new spring discovery! The Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Rose $37. This is meant to be used underneath foundation to give your skin a luminous glow, which it certainly does. I find this very moisturizing and non-silicone like which I prefer. The color has a very pretty pink opalescent sheen, and leaves my skin dewy and prepped and ready to apply liquid foundation. This does have a most subtle hint of pink, but underneath foundation it’s not noticeable at all. Love how fresh and dewy my skin looks when using this product! Highly recommend this product!

Have you checked out the Clarins Spring 2014 Collection?

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TKB & MyMix Haul!!

Yay! TKB Trading! I feel like this is one of those companies that just exploded because of the online beauty community. TKB Trading is an online store where they sell wholesale pigments, dyes, lip products, containers, and DIY makeup things so you can create your own eyeshadow, blush, lipstick and more. I’ve been a fan of their pigments for a LONG time, and have an extensive collection, but I decided to venture into their lip world and take a look!

I got these six lipstick bases, that you can use alone or mix together with other ingredients to make custom lip products. I decided to use them as is since they were so great as is!! They each came in a stack-able container that you can screw together to get this tower. It’s a pretty convenient way to store these little lippies! Each color pot is $1.25 for 8 grams!!!! Which is an AMAZING deal! (Considering most lipsticks are around 3 grams!)

Here are the six colors I got, each one has great pigmentation and has a medium gloss consistency. They feel incredibly moisturizing and smooth on my lips, and I usually use a lip brush to apply them. The pigmentation is amazing, and the color is quickly buildable on the lips. The beauty of these is that you can mix whatever colors you want to create colors for your lips! You can also get them with 20 or 100 grams worth of product to create larger amounts of lip creations.

Here’s the back of each pan so you can see the colors. My favorites are Moonlight Sonata and Cupcake. Moonlight Sonata is an amazing pinky-coral color, and Cupcake is an amazing blue based pink-fushia color. The others are just as amazing as well, but will probably wear them on special occasions since they are a bit brighter!

Swatches L to R: Moonlight Sonata, Cupcake, Bella’s Kiss, Bonjour, Wild Cat, Rose Bloom

Wearing Moonlight Sonata mixed with Cupcake!!

Another little thing I got was this Pearl Blue Pigment sample for $1.50! I have A LOT of these sample sizes since each “sample” size has an exorbitant amount of product!! More than enough for personal use. Again, you can use them as is, or mix with other pigment colors to create custom pigment eyeshadow! The shimmer effect in this is gorgeous and is incredibly pigmented. You do want to use some sort of base for staying power, but these pigments looks amazing on the skin. Check out their other colors here!!! They have TONS!!

Swatch: Pearl Blue Pigment

What do you guys think!? 😀