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Glam Halloween Inspired Makeup Look

It’s finally October and Halloween is slowly approaching, so I was inspired to create a Halloween Glam Look. For this look, I thought about pumpkins, for some odd reason, and picked the shades orange and green for my eyeshadow. Coincidentally, these are the same colors as University of Miami so you could wear this look for a football game or tailgate! Go Hurricanes! Anyway, hope you enjoy it and if you recreate it make sure to tag me. ūüôā I’ve included all items used below and a close up eyeshadow image too! I’m going to try creating a spooky Halloween look soon so keep your eyes peeled for that and until next time, peace out! Glam Halloween Inspired Makeup Look
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October 14, 2017
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Five Great Drugstore Makeup Products Under $5!*

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Being the thrifty girl I am, I always try to find products that out perform most others at the drugstore. A few years ago, when I first started getting into makeup I would experiment with various items from CVS, Target, and Walgreens. I was known as the coupon queen among my friends because there was never a time that I would pay more than a few cents or a couple of bucks for a pretty big haul. Now that I’m more experienced with beauty products I came up with a list of a few of my favorites that are affordable and keep me coming back. These are great for anyone just starting out, on a budget, or just wants to find a hidden gem for their collection that’s under $5!
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Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio – $2.79-$2.99

Finding good pigmented eyeshadow palettes with good lasting power can take a few tries but I know I can always rely on Wet N’ Wild’s trios. These are pigmented, easy to work with and user friendly because they tell you where each color should go. So let’s say you’re a teen just starting out with your first palette these can help you understand the basic areas of your eyes (lid, crease, browbone). They do have a bit of fall out and sometimes the shadows can shatter easily from a fall but overall, the quality is great. If you’re looking for a good trio to start off with, I recommend Walking On Eggshells because I have so many friends that started out using this palette and they fell in love with it.
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e.l.f. Expert Eyeliner – $2.00

This eyeliner has a very thin wand which is perfect for precise winged liner and the color is a really dark black, love it. The formula is really watery but it’s not too difficult to work with either. The only thing I don’t like about this product is that the packaging isn’t sturdy, my cap cracked trying to close the bottle, and the writing wore off completely. Besides that the wear time is pretty good and if you don’t rub or touch your eye it will last the whole night.
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Jordana Made To Last Liquid Eyeshadow – $4.99

These eyeshadows are the bomb, no lie. They have amazing lasting power and blend well with other liquid, powder, or cream shadows. I hope¬†the shade selection expands soon because I would buy them all; however, it’s always a mission to find Jordana products at my local stores. Either there are no products anywhere or the few products that I see on the shelves have been picked at by other shoppers so obviously can’t buy those. For a more in depth review with a wear test, you can click here to read my previous blog post about them. If you do see them, grab them you won’t regret it!!
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Wet N’ Wild Mega Last Lipsticks – $1.97-$2.29

These lipsticks are one of the best at the drugstores. They’re highly pigmented and they apply smoothly on the lips. There are very few shades that are streaky and the collection carries lots of colors that fit multiple skin tones. The only thing that I wish was better was the packaging because it’s a bit flimsy. One of my lipsticks fell off the counter and the whole container came apart so I have to keep the actual lipstick inside a zipblock bag, yup classy I know. I have a separate blog post with full lip swatches, you can read it here if you’re interested!
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NYX Butter Gloss – $4.99

All that I want from a lip gloss is that it’s not sticky and provides color and this is exactly what these products do. The shade selection is pretty wide ranging from light nudes to dark plums and reds. This is another product that is usually picked at by other shoppers so make sure you double check before purchasing. The wear time is typical for a lip gloss and they do transfer but honestly, which lip gloss doesn’t?

 

Hope you give these a try and if you do let me know which you liked! Until next time, peace out!

March 24, 2017
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Button Up with Paisley Pattern Skinny Jeans*

I love patterns, shapes, and basically anything that revolves around geometry. I own various articles of clothing that have complex prints and patterns which sometimes I have a hard time styling but over the years I’ve learned a few tips and tricks which make it easier.

First tip: Wear neutral pieces with your prints.

In this outfit, my jeans had a paisley print so I made sure my top was a neutral color to clash with the jeans. I went with white but black, grey, or even beige could have matched.

Second tip: If you don’t want to wear neutral colors, pick one of the accent colors from the pattern to compliment your look. So¬†using my jeans as an example, the accent colors are pastel yellow, orange, and pink. I could have chosen one of those pastel colors for my top and the look would have still looked cohesive and not overwhelming.

Third tip: DO NOT wear another pattern. This is just my personal opinion but I feel if your wear two patterns that do not match together then the whole look won’t be aesthetic pleasing and one pattern will overshadow another. Imagine I would have worn a plaid shirt with these paisley jeans, you probably wouldn’t know whether to look at my jeans or my shirt or maybe you’d think I picked my outfit with my eyes closed.

Now here’s how to get my look:

Until next time, peace out!

November 21, 2016
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NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Swatches*

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Exotic

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Bedtime Flirt

Quick overview: Both lipsticks are creamy however Exotic applies evenly meanwhile Bedtime Flirt is a bit more streaky and requires more layers. This lipstick has¬†a flat doefoot applicator which I like yet it’s a bit too stiff in my opinion. The consistency is very mousse like but glides on smoothly. When they dry they do not transfer at all but they do require touch ups after eating and drinking. There are 12 shades in the whole collection and can be purchased for $6.99 at Ulta.

To purchase click here

March 15, 2016
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NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadows Swatches*

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Left to Right: Very Pink Pearl, Baby Pink, Yellow Pearl, Pearl, Charcoal

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Left to Right: Rust Pearl, Turquoise, Oro, Mink

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Very Pink Pearl

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Baby Pink

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Yellow Pearl

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Pearl

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Charcoal

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Rust Pearl

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Turquoise

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Oro

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Mink

For these swatches I did not use any primer or base and are purely out of the tube finger swatches on dry skin. If you swatch them wet or using a base the colors will be more vivid.

As you can see Baby Pink looks more silver than pink however it all depends on the way the light hits the shadow. Mink and Oro are very similar but Mink is more dull and has more of a brown undertone.

I’ve worn a few of these shadows for over five hours and have gotten great performances with minimal creasing or fading. Since the shadows are loose, they do tend to be messy so be extremely careful when using them so that they don’t land all over your counter or your face. There are 30 shades in the collection and they are only $3.00 each! You can buy them at NYX website or Amazon¬†since they no longer sell them at Ulta. Peace to the outt!

-Products were purchased by me-

March 14, 2015
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