Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier

If like me you tend to get oily then you understand the importance of a setting powder. I am also the type of person that when they find something that works I will stick to it indefinitely if possible, lol! That was the case with the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.

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I swear by it! Especially during hot Florida summers. I thought nothing could beat it! It has some amazing properties:

Modern Matte Finish

Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.

Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look

Like all Laura Mercier Setting Powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.

Formulation Details

Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested. Laura Mercier Website

BUT I noticed that for winter it was horrible. It dried my under eye soooo much! I mean to the point that I felt some tightening in that area that was very uncomfortable. I tried several setting sprays and even a more “dewey” concealer for my under eye but I wasn’t having it. It’s very important for me to have my under eye set because I have a natural deep crease below my lower lash line that if not set correctly foundation and concealer while pile up in there. Its very annoying because I noticed that affect makes me look tired.

That’s when I went on a quest and considered a pressed setting powder. Which I was using MAC’s powdered foundation to set the rest of my face but it was clinging to my dry spots I mentioned in this post. I know I know a powder foundation isn’t a setting powder but I had it so I gave it a shot. Then my BFF mentioned the RCMA setting powder. She never steers me wrong so naturally I looked into it. I looked at many reviews and everyone seemed to love it.

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When you first see it its a little strange because of the packaging it comes in. It looks like something that belongs in the kitchen in the seasoning section! LOL! But don’t be put off by it. This loose powder is just as amazing as the Laura Mercier one. It sets beautifully on the skin. Has no flash back which if you’re going out and are taking pictures with the flash on you know this is important. The best part is how affordable it is. While the big container of the Laura Mercier retails for $38 this one is only $12. It can be found here. It doesn’t do the drying thing the other one did which I was so thankful for. And it sets beautifully with any setting spray. Now like my best friend mentioned it does look a bit white after you apply it but that can be solved with some setting spray!

Now both these powders can be applied with a damp beauty blender, a setting brush, even a big puffy brush like I pictured. But if you’re not into baking (which you can do with both powders) a brush will do just as good as the sponge. The only problem with the RCMA is the container itself doesn’t have anywhere to put the powder so I find myself trying to squeeze my brush in it or dumping a ton out on a surface. So if that’s an issue for you I’d stick with the damp sponge.

Over all I love the performance of both powders. This isn’t a comparison or a dupe post it’s simply me talking about two products I love. Maybe I’d think of it as a “winter and summer setting powder”.

Are there any other setting powders you love/recommend? I am always on the hunt for some good setting products! 🤗

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

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Get to know me tag + Photos

Get to know me tag + Photos

I’ve decided its been much-needed to do a post like this. I sometimes feel like my blog is a bit . . . detached from me. Also, I’ve ben thinking of making it more uniform. Stick to a color scheme. Anyone else feel like this? Maybe its like spring cleaning, lol, but cleaning up my blog. Instead of doing a simple 30 questions tag I went ahead and added some options from a “March Photo challenge”. Lets get started!!

  1. Current relationship: I am happily married since 2011. He’s the love of my life and my forever!
  2. Where would you like to be in 10 years? My husband is active duty military so this question is a bit out of my hands. He is making a career out of it so I don’t know where we will be in a year lol. But hopefully in 10 years we own a house, some land, have more puppies, and more kids!
  3. Top 5 pet peeves: hmm, I hate when something needs to get done and people don’t listen to instructions. I hate asking for help or making myself vulnerable and it be for nothing. I hate how inconsistent I am about dealing with what I want, goals. I seriously dislike repeating myself. I don’t like when people move MY seat in the car/truck. LOL
  4. Animal/pet (photo): Here we have Chase and Marie. Chase is a gift for my mom but he’s staying with us for a bit. He’s an 8 week old Pomeranian. Marie is our dog and she’s a 2Yr old bull-terrier.

     

  5. Fave comfort foods and why: This is tough one for me. I love food. Hahaha But for comfort my moms cooking takes the price! Tamales, pozole, star soup. LOL! I also love southern comfort food. Green beans, chicken, Mac and cheese. MMM!!
  6. Zodiac sign and does it fit you? I am a Scorpio and from everything I read I am exactly like it to a T.
  7. Flowers (photo): I took this photo in our backyard when we lived on base.DSC_0180
  8. Something that makes you smile (photo): My little family

     

  9. If you could have any job what would it be? I’d wanna be rich and famous for nothing! haha JUST KIDDING! I’d wanna be one of those people who care for pandas. Or something to do with makeup. Work for a brand. Own my own brand.
  10. What is your guilty pleasure? Cookies, cake, cupcakes, and makeup. Also getting away to get my nails done. ME TIME! And reading. I read a lot.
  11. Something blue (photo): Panama City, Fl

     

  12.  Bulletpoint your day: *wake up feed baby *try to work out if not hang out with the baby *wake up daughter and eat breakfast *clean *have lunch *get kids ready *wait for hubby *have dinner *spend time together *get kids ready for bed *bed time
  13. Where would you like to live/visit: Spain, Hawaii, Paris, Greece, and live in Colorado.
  14. Eyes (photo): Love this pic of my daughters eyesimg_6143
  15. Shoes (photo): img_6094
  16. Highs & lows of this year: We had our son. The best high of the year. Low? My husband deploys for 6mos in about a month.
  17. Something green (photo): img_6166
  18. What book could you read over and over again? Easy, Harry Potter series
  19. Biggest regret in life: Meeting my hs sweetheart.
  20. Hobby (photo): 
  21. Fave tv show and why? I will forever love Gossip Girl. I read and own all the books and I constantly watch it over and over again. Friends. Friends for life! But something more recent? Game of Thrones of course I mean death, Hordo, and Jon Snow. Nuff said.
  22. Stripes (photo): dsc_0302
  23. Celebrities you find attractive: hmmm. . .  Chris Pratt. Tom Hardy. Bella Thorne. The girl who plays Rosita on Walking dead LOL
  24. Fave movie & why: Easy, Saving Private Ryan. I love the story line. The actors. The timeline. I love Tom Hanks
  25. Fave Color: 

     

  26. If you won $1,000,000 how would you spend it? Retire my parents and send them to live in their house in Mexico. Buy the house of my dreams. Put some aside for my kids education. Donate to both human and animal organizations. And travel the world.
  27. Skyline (photo): img_6169
  28. Something/someone you miss: My sisters. Cant wait to go home and see them.
  29. Black and white (photo): img_5371
  30. Goals for the next 30 days: Get our house packed and put in storage. Continue to blog consistently. Gain followers. Stay motivated with my weight loss journey.

So this is me in a nutshell lol. What I like and don’t like. Its been so much fun doing this tag and hope you like it too!

Cant wait for you guys to do the tag and learn a little more about you!

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Colourpop Pressed Shadows & More

Colourpop Pressed Shadows & More

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Normally I like to post at least one Makeup Of The Day (MOTD) a week but we are once again in the middle of a move (story of my life, huh?). Instead I thought I’d do a post I’ve been dying to do! A while back I got a visa gift card and did not know what to get.

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Through Ipsy I’ve gotten pans of shadows and blush so I purchased a z palette to hold it all together. Ever since I’ve been wanting to purchase some single shadows but there’s so many options out there that I was over whelmed. As a stay at home with one income I’ve learned that not everything that’s raved about on Youtube is worth your buck. So I narrowed it down to three company’s I’d want to buy single shadows from: Mac, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Makeup Geek.

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The three bottom shadows are Makeup Geeks Peach smoothie, Cocoa bear, and Faux fur.

dsc_0316Mac didn’t have any and Anatasia Beverly Hills were $12 per pan! (I had a mini heart attack when I saw the price) The best reasonably priced were Makeup Geek. We’ve seen them everywhere and have heard great things. Unlike the ABH shadows these retailed for HALF THE PRICE! I know amazing right?! Of course I bought the most popular shadows: Peach smoothie, Cocoa bear, and Faux fur. I absolutely love them. They’re very pigmented and blend soooo smoothly. I recommend them.

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The stars of this post are the Colourpop Pressed shadows. Anything you’ve heard about these is true! Colourpop specializes in affordable dazzling colors and when it came to these shadows they delivered.  I purchased Running late (the first pan in the palette) which reminds me a lot of peach smoothie, Wake up call (a soft brown that is perfect as a transition shade), Mili I actually received free because Colourpop reached 1,000,000 likes on Facebook (the only shimmer I got), Wait for it (the first pan in the second row) is a pretty soft pink/coral that I love as a transition shade, Stay Golden is the hot pink of the bunch, and last but not least is Piece of Cake which is described as a beautiful Indigo on the Colourpop website.

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Some pros to these shadows are the color pay off. They are very pigmented and a little goes a long way. They are also very very easy to blend and buttery. Like the other Colourpop shadows they come in bright pretty shades. Cons? When you dip your brush you’ll notice it has a lot of fall out. One more . . . the blue is a bit sheer but with some layering it does good. Now this will be music to your ears these only retail for $5!!

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Compared to the Makeup geek the only difference is that they have very little fall out. But I have one more shadow to talk about that I actually got in an Ipsy bag. It is the Ofra cosmetics “You Glow Girl”. It is a colab Ofra Cosmetics did with “dupethat” and it is a pretty pink shimmer that can be used for the face or eyes. I personally use it as just an eyeshadow. My opinion here will be of this product used as an eyeshadow not a highlighter (although I have used it as a highlight). This also has a lot of fall out. But the color pay off is awesome and it is such a beauty to use in a halo eye.

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Makeup Geek: Cocoa Bear
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Colourpop: Stay Golden
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Ofra Cosmetics: You Glow Girl

Over all I am so happy with how my Z palette is looking and I can’t wait to add more shadows to it. Especially from ABH and Mac. *wishful thinking* If you’re thinking of buying single shadows I recommend all three of these companies. (Don’t quote me on the Ofra ones since I only own one.) The price points are awesome, they have a lot of colors to choose from, and the pigmentation is everything!

Do you own any of the Colourpop pressed shadows or Makeup geek?? Any shades I need? Any other companies I should try?!? 

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Affordable at home Manicure

Affordable at home Manicure

I’ve never done a post like this but this set up is too good not share! Since having the baby I haven’t had the time or heart to go to a nail salon and get a decent manicure. These products are what works best for me. I went through a lot of polishes to get this perfect set up *insert evil laugh!*

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I start off by softening and removing my cuticle with the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. It’s so easy to use: apply the product for 15 seconds (no longer than a minute), push it up with the cuticle stick, and voila clean cuticle free nails. Then I cut my nails to the desired size. For me it’s short because of the little tike. DSC_0193.png

This next step I need because I have ridges on my nails so I smooth them out a bit just to get rid of them.

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After that I wash my hands to get rid of any dust and moisturize with this Soap And Glory The Righteous Butter. It smells so good and its so thick and buttery it provides a lot of moisture.

 

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For myself gel nail polishes are my favorite! Both these polishes are affordable. The Sinful Colors retails for $1.98 at Walmart STEAL! The L.A. Colors I also got at Walmart for the same price. Now both these polishes have a top coat that promotes a longer longevity of the polish but. . .dsc_0192

These two are my go to top coats. For a salon finish I recommend the Essie Gel Setter. It’s a bit pricey but so worth it. It gives that thick wet look without having to cure it like regular salon gel polishes. The O.P.I top coat is very basic and doesn’t last as long as the essie but definitely lasts longer than any other top coat.

Now I know nothing beats the feeling of getting pampered and having a hand massage, lol, but this is a quick at home diy manicure. I love it and can vouch my nails look pretty for 2-3 weeks. I bet if I wasn’t a germaphobe with the baby and didn’t have to wash bottles every night it would last even longer.

What are some of your favorite polishes or some diy home pampering??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy February Glam Bag

Ipsy February Glam Bag

This months Ipsy’s glam bag was themed “Much Love”. dsc_0140The bag is a denim material with a bright orange zipper. I’ve had Ipsy for over a year and I’m happy with it. I’ve been introduced to some amazing companies and with their discounts and promotions I’ve gotten so many great items for cheap.

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One of those great things I’ve been introduced to and have purchased myself is Luxie Beauty products. I like that they’re vegan and synthetic. Through Ipsy I’ve gotten an angled brush I use in my every day routine for blush. This here is their actual blush brush which I read was good for applying highlight.

Purchased with their 30% off offer I got several eye brushes. I AM OBSESSED! They’ve all been rose gold but they have onyx noir and the dreamcatcher collection which is a pretty periwinkle.

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Up next is NYX’s butter lipstick. I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know if I love it, yet. I usually love NYX products so I can’t wait to try it. These retail for  $6 on the NYX website

“Treat your lips to a kiss of smooth, creamy color with our irresistible Butter Lipsticks in 12 new luscious shades. The formula’s delicate satin texture fused with highly saturated color delivers full-yet-lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish.” –NYX

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I’ve received many bellapierre products and with them its a hit or miss. Some I’ve loved some I hated. . . Hate is such a strong word, I’ve disliked. LOL! This is the Volumelash waterproof mascara. I haven’t tried it but as I was checking it out I noted it has no smell (yay) and the bristles are spaced which means it’ll work awesome to separate the lashes.

“The innovative brush and formula of Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara provide thicker, fuller lashes that won’t clump or flake throughout the day. Vitamin E and Castor Oil work to strengthen lashes, ensuring lashes stay healthy and beautiful.” –bellapierre  

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I’ve been giving myself my own manicures since having the baby because there is no time to go to a nail salon so of course I was excited when I saw I was getting this product. The color itself is a little funky and it seems to have separated in the bottle. This could be because it sat in our mailbox for a few days in Florida heat. I’ve never tried any of this company’s products but I have high hopes because it is vegan and cruelty free. The name of the polish is $12 latte, how cute?!? Trust Fund Beauty

dsc_0166dsc_0164 This products reminds me of something similar I own and I swear by. The Sephora Collection: Solid Brush Cleaner. I LOVE IT! I am hoping I love this just as much because it smells amazing. This is the Japonesque Coconut Solid Brush Cleaner. It is a goat milk formula product . . . kinda weird. This is sold at Ulta I’m not sure where else.

” Maintain the beauty of your brushes with Japonesque’s gentle goat-milk cleansing balm in this Solid Brush Cleanser. Effective emollient formula quickly dissolves make-up and impurities to deep cleanse and condition your brush bristles for effortless professional brush cleaning. Freshly scented and coconut scented solid formulas deliver instant mess-free results and is the perfect travel-friendly cleansing companion.” –Ulta 

The next Wet N Wild highlights came with my bag because I redeemed points. With Ipsy for every product you review you get points and when you accumulate enough points you can redeem them for products. I’ve done this plenty of times for stuff I’ve received in my bag and wanted more of. I’m not sure if these highlights were the ones everyone was raving about but for free I can’t complain. I honestly stick to two highlighters. My Laura Geller Gilded Honey and the Balms Mary-Lou Manizer. It’s exciting to try new stuff.

First up is Crown of my Canopy which is a peachy color and the second is Precious Petals which is a gold shade. I didn’t swatch them but I did look up reviews and everyone seems to love them! Yay!! Do you own these highlighting powders? Do you love them?

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Over all I was so pleased with my Feb Ipsy bag. I’ve been debating whether to keep my subscription or not but every time I go to cancel it I see next months products and I just can’t. I have noticed the bags have improved the more I review what I receive so if you have an Ipsy subscription make sure you’re reviewing. Not only will it personalize your bag it will rack up those points! lol!

How was your Ipsy bag? Do you have any of these products, thoughts??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

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Love My Youtubers

Love My Youtubers

One of my favorite things to do while I’m feeding my son is watch youtube. Its relaxing, entertaining, and inspirational. I learn a lot from many of the youtubers I watch and I also like challenging myself by recreating looks I like.

Today I’d like to tell you guys about my updated favorites. As time goes by we grow and so does our interests and that goes for who I like to watch too. Something that is important to me when I’m obsessing over a new youtuber is that I don’t want products shoved down my throat. While I can respect their hustle sometimes it’s not genuine. They have discount codes and hype up a product that is not worth it. As a family with one incoming and a sick makeup obsession I don’t want our hard-earned money going towards products that . . . suck!

Another thing is I want to be able to interact with the person I’m watching and its usually someone with a smaller audience. Most of the people I will mention I’ve talked to one on one or have asked about products they use and gotten a sincere answer.

I’ve done a post like this before you can read it Here. As you will see my interest have somewhat changed.

fullsizeoutput_eBailey Sarian. Im not exactly sure how I came across her channel but I am so glad I did! She’s funny, mega talented, and so down to earth. She’s a makeup artist and has great tips. A lot of girls on youtube are self-taught and won’t do makeup on others and that’s what makes Bailey so amazing. Her content and input isn’t about what works just for/on her but what would work on her clients or what they like. I’ve fortunately have spoken to Bailey one on one and she’s so genuinely kind and helpful. Bailey has actually  recently signed up with Ipsy so if you have a subscription you will be blessed with her face soon! 😝

fullsizeoutput_5 Someone that makes the list again is Jasminesong. She’s another makeup artist I randomly found but I know for sure I found her on Instagram. A friend of mine tagged me in her posts because of her piercing and from that follow a friendship was formed. You know how you watch these people and you think to yourself “I’d seriously get along with her!” Well that happened to me with Jasmine. She has amazing talent, has a big heart, and is so easy to watch.

fullsizeoutput_1Beautyybird actually has a lot of followers and does the whole discount code in your face thing but her personality makes up for all of that. She’s so bubbly and happy all the time I can watch her for hoursssss. She’s that type of person that starts putting makeup on and you’re hypnotized. It’s so seamless and easy to follow along. I often challenge myself in recreating some of her looks.

fullsizeoutput_bNow this is Yasmin’s vlog she has with her husband. I love vlogs but don’t follow any vlog channels besides theirs. I will watch their channel every single night. . . I AM HOOKED! Her personality bursts through the screen and her relationship with her husband is so inspirational. She is also very family oriented which I can appreciate.

fullsizeoutput_13Lastly there is Tymetheinfamous. Can she have a million subscribers already?!? She has pure raw talent. She does makeup like I’ve never seen before. Its bold, its out there, its in your face, and its mesmerizing. She also has one of the best personalities ever. Its dry but not boring, her voice is so soothing, and she’s soooo honest. Like, issues around the world in with our government honest!

Now don’t get me wrong I still have my og’s I am obsessed with like Nicole and Kathleen but it’s time to give some of the less known faces some love. Talent like theirs deserves some recognition. And I forgot about Carli Byble. She’s also a fave of mine because of her vegan ways and her kind soul.

Who are some of your old, new, or OG youtubers??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

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Valentines Day Look

Valentines Day Look

It’s that cheesy time of year again where we remind those around us how much we love them and appreciate them! This year I doubt the husband and I will be doing anything since we have a new-born and no sitter. WAH!! I do hope I get flowers and chocolate. . . HINT HINT my love, LOL!!

Didn’t stop me from doing a Valentines day look!

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If we were going on a date this is definitely a look I’d do.

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Face: wet n wild Photofocus foundation

Eyes: Colourpop pressed shadows & Too Faced Chocolate bar

Lips: NYX Lip Cream img_5648-2

Big plans this Valentines day? I hope everyone has an amazing Valentines full of love!       ♥️

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes