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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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MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline Review!

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Hi everyone! ❤ I wanted to share with you all my absolute favorite MAC Fluidline in Deliciously Rich. I’ve bought 2 of these, both from separate limited edition collections unknowingly, but happy to have them all the same. The shade is an amazing metallic deep brown-bronze, with gold shimmer. Now this is something that I would use as an eyeshaodw base instead of an eyeliner simply because it take a couple layers to make it opaque. This is very shimmery and glittery so it needs a steady application. With all the maintenance aside, the final result can be gorgeous! Amazing for a night out or to amp us a neutral smokey eye! Check it out in direct sunlight!
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Maybelline Color Tattoo leather Review

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Best Clarins Self Tanning Duo!

141213I have been absolutely obsessed with self tanning lately, only because it’s right between spring and summer where I live. Also, I’ve been more conscious about being exposed to the sun. I’ve tried a lot of lotions from the drugstore, but these two products really take the cake! I’m talking about the Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream and the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. These two products look very natural. I re-apply about twice a week to maintain my tan, and there is no smell and sticky or oily feeling. The Radiance Glow Booster can be mixed into any moisturizer or serum to apply to the face. I totally love these products!<3
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Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella

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20140408_204753 copy20140408_204718 copyAbsolutely love this lip pencil. It’s the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella $25, and it the perfect warm peach nude shade for the lips. I like that it’s a chubbier pencil, and the formula is very moisturizing and creamy. The shade is a bit darker/warmer than my natural lip color, but it really does warm up my complexion and will look great with tanned skin, but any skintone really. It has rich color and lasts fairly long!
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Polyvore: Spring to Summer Look!

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Spring and summer for me has always been dewy fresh skin, bright nails, colorful jewelry, natural flushed lips, and great day to night eye look. How will you be wearing your makeup this spring/summer? ❤
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Birchbox April 2014 USA

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CCO Haul! <3

unnamedI’ve been out of town for the past few days and I was lucky enough to stumble into a CCO store! 😀 I do have one in my state but it’s a 2 hour drive for me so I rarely ever visit. I was lucky enough to find some great items, at a great discounted price, from recent past collection that I had been eyeing, but never purchased! Here is what I got: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Nude Glow, MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Glow from the Year of Snake Collection, Estee Lauder Stay-On Shadow Paint in Steel, MAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Catch My Eye, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Adored.
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HUGE ELF Makeup Haul! 2014

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Naughty I know, but I couldn’t resist! I found a 50% off coupon code (ECS50F) for the Eyes Lips Face website for orders $20 or more. There were some new items that I had been eyeing, and I decided to give them a go. ELF can be hit & miss, but with research they can be really great! Here’s a list of all the goodies, I literally LOVE every single one! ELF Stdio Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder in Turks & Caicos, ELF Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream, ELF Moisturizing Foundation Stick in Nude and Tan, ELF Mineral Pressed Blushes, ELF Prism Eyeshadow in Naked, and ELF Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems.

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Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge

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This is the Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge. It’s an extremely emollient cream pigment eyeshadow that is super pigmented and metallic. I absolutely LOVE using this underneath eyeshadow as a base, or as is on the lids for a cool, frosty glow. One of my favorite eye products ever!

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Everyday Makeup Favorites 2014

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Here are my everyday makeup favorites that I have been loving! 1. Mac Eyeshadow Duo in Bamboo and Brulee 2. Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge 3. Loreal Infalliable The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner 4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion 5. Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls 6. Loreal Nail Polish in Mint Glacee 7. Becca Brow Powder in Dark Brown 8. Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days 9. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

What are your current go to beauty products? 🙂

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NEW! Victoria’s Secret Pro Magic FX Collection!

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NEW! VS PRO Magic FX Radiant Flash Brightening Cream $16

When skin needs an instant brightening revival, our makeup pros reach for VS PRO Magic FX Radiant Flash Brightening Cream. Like perfect lighting in a bottle, this softly pearlescent formula is infused with antioxidant green tea extract and creates an amazing, illuminating glow.

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NEW! VS PRO Magic FX Hypergloss Eye Shimmer $14

When our makeup pros asked for a dazzling way to transform any eye look, we created VS PRO Magic FX Hypergloss Eye Shimmer—a suspension of shimmer and micro pigments for a multidimensional, jewel-like effect. Apply one coat for a silky hit of sparkling shine, or layer to build rich intensity.V367001

NEW! VS PRO Magic FX Transforming Pearl Eye Quad $20

Magically transform any shade of eye shadow in an instant with VS PRO Magic FX Transforming Pearl Eye Quad. With four opalescent, shimmery shades, this must-have eye quad turns our pros into quick-change makeup artists. For dramatic transformations, layer on over dark hues, or wear alone as a pink, gold, lilac or green highlighter.V367003

NEW! VS PRO Magic FX Holographic Lip Shimmer $14

On the runway, there’s no such thing as too much shine. That’s why our makeup pros love VS PRO Magic FX Holographic Lip Shimmer. This transforming lip gloss is packed with light-reflective shimmer to create a multidimensional, prismatic effect. Layer on over lip color for a rich, jewel-like finish, or wear alone for high-definition, sparkling shine.

I will definitely be checking these out! 🙂

Now available at Victoria’s Secret and online!

Best of ELF! 2013

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Hey everyone!! Long time no post, I just wanted to put out my best of ELF 2013! For me, ELF has been a brand that has some great tidbits for extremely cheap, but some are definitely hit and miss. Here are a list of products that a worth a try! Current promo is use code SHIP25 to get free shipping on all order over $25 or 50% off all summer essentials on order over $20 with code GLOW by 7/1!!

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This is the new ELF HD Lifting Concealer, comes in 6 shades including 3 corrector shades, and is supposed to be a high definition, skin firming concealer that hides imperfections and regenerates the skin for added radiance. Also minimizes fine lines and helps even skin tone for a youthful look. The formula is infused with key ingredients Vitamin C, Green Tea and Mulberry for lifting and soothing benefits, and to help improve skin texture.

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Swatch in Fair, $3 get it here!

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Next is the ELF Cream Blush, these beauties have been around for a while now, but are still one of my personal favorites from ELF! The have a great soft velvety mousse-like texture, and are incredibly pigmented and smooth. It smoothes on as a cream for great texture and then transforms into a velvety soft powder finish for long-lasting rich color that’s never greasy! The lightweight, refreshing oil-free formula looks natural and radiates a beautiful glow perfect for all skin types. The soft powder finish can be layered for desired intensity and dimension.

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Swatch in Heartbreaker, $6 get it here!

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Next is the ELF 2-Piece Mineral Blemish Set, heal and disguise blemishes with the all natural limited edition Spring Collection Mineral Blemish set. This translucent powder has active acne fighting ingredients like natural Sulfur, Tea Tree and Willow Bark to treat acne and prevent future breakouts while penetrating deep into the pores to control blackheads. All our mineral makeup is mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes for a healthier more beautiful you!

One shade, $5, Get it here!

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This is the ELF Conditioning Balm SPF 15, creamy, and smell delicious like vanilla cake! Great pigmentation and make my lips super smooth! Get treated to a sheer splash of color that’s super smooth, velvety soft and non-sticky. Not only are these sheer, natural shades beautiful, they’re also beneficial, with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E. SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage.

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Swatch in Romantic Rouge, $3 get it here!

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I absolutely LOVE this eyeshadow, this is the ELF Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow. These are fairly new, but are oh so gorgeous! Super shimmery with a hint of glitter, and STAY on the lids! Soft and fluffy, these vibrant, shimmering Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow colors can be used as eyeshadow or a bold liner. The whipped gel texture is easy to blend and lightweight for lasting comfort and wear. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and adding extra shimmer for a truly glam look.

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Swatch in Gala, $3, get it here!

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This is the ELF Baked Eyeshadow, goes on smooth, and are nicely pigmented! The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!

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Swatch in Bark, $3, get it here!

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Next is the ELF Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick, great dupe for a ton of high end shadow sticks!! Great pigmentation and texture, with convenient twist up tube. This creamy and pigment rich Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick is perfect for creating a natural or smoky eyeshadow look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to condition the delicate eye area. The twist up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go beauty. All colors, except Like A Boss, have a shimmer finish.

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Swatch in Turkish Coffee, $2, get it here!

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This is the ELF Mineral Bronzer, I was skeptical about this at first, but ended up really loving it. It has a slight sheen to it, but not too noticeable on the skin. Baked in an oven, these bronzers offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a luxurious, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. Apply this shimmering color dry for sheer pigmentation, or use a damp brush or sponge for a more vibrant effect.

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Swatch in St. Lucia, $3, get it here!

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This was a new find for me, but absolutely love it! Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look.

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Swatch in Medium, $3, get it here!

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New this summer is the ELF Balm Tint. This lightly tinted lip balm gives the perfect flush of color for a beautiful, natural look. The Coconut, Grape, Shea Butter and Rice Wax infused formula conditions lips on contact for long-lasting, hydrating comfort.

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Swatch in Peach, $2, get it here!

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Next is the ELF Lip Exfoliator, great prep before putting on lipstick. Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.

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Sugar, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Ceresin, Shea Butter, Tocopherol, Aspartame, Fragrance. $3, get it here!

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LOVE this ELF Powder brush, super soft and great for setting your face with pressed or loose powder! This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!
– Creates a professional sculpted look
– Full coverage color
– Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring
*Vegan Friendly

$3, get it here!

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Last but not least, is the ELF Large Studio Brush Holder. The stylish and sleek makeup compartments hold your brushes, makeup pencils, tools and more. The professional storage dividers keep everything organized for quick use. The luxurious material is easy to clean and durable for storing on countertops or in cabinets.

$15, get it here!

What do you think!? 🙂

Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoos Summer 2013

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Hey everyone! Super exciting post! I literally did a double take when I was in the drugstore today, when I saw these little beauties!! These are the limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoos for Summer 2013. There are a total of 8 shades, I was only able to pick up 5 of them  ($7) since the other two available didn’t really stand out to me! I will be looking for one more shade but it was sold out at my location.

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These are highly shimmery/metallic color shifting shades, you can use them on their own, or as a base. You could also layer them over other colors to add a color shifting layer on top. The colors are SO pretty, they are very unique to the line, and I could see myself using them as a base for other colors and having them peek through. These are a little difficult to photograph but here they are!

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The texture of these shadows are smooth, almost a firm gelly/mousse. They are very creamy and easy to blend and don’t dry completely on the lid which makes them great for a base. They have amazing staying power and are impressive to drugstore standards.

  • Precious Pearl beige shimmer with a slight peachy pink shift.
  • Cool Crush cool-toned light blue with icy lavender shift.
  • Blue Paradise cool-toned medium blue with a purple/gold shift.
  • Icy Mint sheer mint green with an iridescent shift.
  • Lavish Lavender cool-toned lavender with a pink sift.

Ones still to pick up:

  • Waves of White bright white iridescent teal duochrome with a pink shift.
  • Shady Shores sheer gold iridescent gold.
  • Seashore Frosts green/blue duochrome with a gold shift. (need this!!!)

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Swatches L to R: Precious Pearl, Cool Crush, Blue Paradise, Icy Mint, and Lavish Lavender.

What do you guys think!? 🙂