Ulta Haul!!

Ulta Haul!!

I am so happy about this post! I have purchased some new goodies I am excited to share with you!

On a whim I applied for the Ulta card and now I am a devoted Ulta shopper. Which probably isn’t a good thing.

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I got a few little goodies just for fun. I wasn’t really sure if I should jump on the Nars wagon since I’ve seen so many positive/negative reviews. But alas here I am with my little haul.

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Lets start with the prettiest thing you have seen! Lime Crime now has Unicorn Hair tint. It’s a semi permanent tint that leaves a pretty wash of color. I got the color Moonchild.

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As you know Lime Crime is cruelty free and vegan. Yay! And it states that it leaves hair feeling silky and conditioned. It also smells really good! Perfect for your journey to becoming a UNICORN!🦄

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If you read my last post  then you know I have been trying out or on the hunt for luminous primers. With my dryness making my skin look healthy and with a slight glow is my goal! Here I have Benefits The POREfessional Pearl Illuminating Face Primer.  I’ve seen and read good things about this primer so I was really stoked to try it. . . and you can’t go wrong with pink packaging.

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It claims that it minimizes pores, while keeping you matte, creates radiance, and brightens the skin. I haven’t yet tried it but I can’t wait to do so! Of course it’s just the sample size since I don’t know yet if I’ll love it. Which I love my other Benefit primer so I have HIGH HOPES.

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Let’s go back to me complaining about my dry skin 😂 Lately I’ve been layering setting sprays. I do MAC’s Fix+ and E.L.F.’s setting spray. And at night after I wash my face and moisturize I sprits some setting spray before bed. I want to say this has helped with the dry spots.

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Therefore when my BFF gifted me a Ulta gift card I instantly went on the Ulta app and searched for MAC’s Fix+ in lavender. . . But then I remembered how much I love Mario Badescu’s facial spray in rosewater. So I opted for the sample size of the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender. Lets begin with how good it smells! It’s almost as good as the rosewater but that is one of my favorite scents in the world. Second best is lavender and third is chamomile.

I spritsed a bit when I first received it. It is definitely amazing. Instantly it felt soothing and cooling perhaps because of the scent. This will definitely be part of my night routine!

Along with the facial spray I got NARS Natural Radiant Longer Foundation. I wasn’t really in the market for a foundation. We will call this my “impulse purchase”. LOL!

Now lets begin by saying I have read/heard good and bad things about this foundation. I got the shade Sahel 2.5 which is a ‘medium w/golden peach undertones’. . . I might’ve gotten the wrong shade! Sigh, I know right rookie mistake buying online. With that being said some people claim it oxidises. I’m not sure if it does because I havent tried it. I wanted to take pretty pics 😝

NARS by far has the prettiest packaging very sleek and professional. This foundation bottle also has a pump, YESSSSSS! I tend to pour too much foundation if I don’t have a pump. Ulta Haul 16

There’s longwear. And then there’s strongwear.
Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. NARS websiteUlta Haul 19

Last but not least is a little gift I recieved for purchasing a NARS product.

I usually hate little products haha. JUST KIDDING I just don’t like little lipsticks. But this shade is pretty and Spring-ish. I can’t wait to try it. I received the shade Orgasm. . . which just made me want the blush!

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I am over all so happy and excited about my little haul. And since I took my pretty pictures I can now go play with new makeup!

 Do you have any of these products? Do you love/hate them??

Updated Face Routine!

Updated Face Routine!

I never thought I’d be the type of person whose makeup routine would change. Since I started wearing makeup I’ve always been oily. Regardless if I wear makeup or not. I oil up like there’s no tomorrow. But this winter that has changed! Let me tell you its thrown me for a loop.

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I was pretty set on using primers that would keep me matte. Especially with living here in Florida I never imagined I’d experience “dry” skin. Its strange!

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First things first I double moisturize. Crazy, I know! I have dry patches therefore I will double moisturize in those areas. Everywhere else I just stick to one. My overall face moisturizer is my trusty Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar. Then I layer a small amount of Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet.

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For primer I’ve only recently changed it to Dr. Brandts Pores No More Luminizer Primer. I was on the hunt for a primer that would make my dull skin luminous since I felt like with dry skin adding layers of color correcting wasn’t for me. So a little hack I had going was I’d combine a small amount of liquid highlighter with my Benefit’s PoreFessional Face Primer. This worked good but I wanted to eliminate a step to my routine.

Foundation hasn’t changed. . . I’m still a die-hard fan of Wet & Wild Photofocus Foundation. I have to combine two colors which in a way is a win because I can change it up if need be. Something else that has changed is my concealer. I’ve opted for a shade lighter than my foundation for a every day look. I’ve been obsessed with L.A Girl concealer and I am still setting my makeup with RCMA setting powder.

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Something new I do that I’m not sure if I have mentioned it before is instead bronzing with a bronzer I have opted to bronze with MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. I am in the shade NC42 during the summer and NC40 during winter (or when im not in the sun much). I just place that in a 3 motion on the face. Then to contour I use Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer and I don’t bring that up to my forehead. Even tanned I’ve felt it bronzed me way too much.

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Eyebrows are basic just Essence brow gel. Mascara is still L’oreal telescopic. Hightligher is Maybelline’s Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Hightligheter in Molten Gold. My lips have been super basic too, MAC’s Stripdown. Thats it. IMG_0910

As you can see it is seriously my go to makeup look. I have bought some new goodies I can’t wait to try out that are for “dry” skin. So a new post with that will be coming soon.

Ok, now we can acknowledge the hair. LOL!! This post is about to get serious. . . I was pregnant. Sadly we lost the baby a few weeks ago. Wearing makeup and changing my hair is an effort to be myself again. I was in a deep funk which was borderline depression and I felt I needed change. I needed some color in my life when it all felt so dark and gray.

To achieve this color I used Lime Crime’s Moonchild. It obviously wasnt enough and I will be going over it again. But so far I like it! A LOT!! (I will be including the dye in my upcoming posts. If anyones interested.)

What are some tips you have for seasonal dry skin? Any new favorite makeup I should know about?? Tips for dyed hair??

Spring. . . Will it ever come?!

Spring. . . Will it ever come?!

If like me you are up north/midwest then you know spring is never coming for us. When I was still in Florida spring was in full bloom at a nice sunny 70+ degrees. But just because it doesn’t feel like spring doesn’t  mean it is not spring because technically it is. That’s how I justified my spring look!

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As you can see we are still in sweaters 😩 To achieve this look I used my new favorite shadows: Colourpop pressed shadows!

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I went for a halo eye but sadly didn’t get a good pic. I however wanted to put the focus on my skin. I wanted to make it look healthy, hydrated, and glowy!

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  • Primer: Milk Cosmetics “Blur stick”
  • Foundation: Wet n Wild
  • Concealer: Tarte “shape tape”
  • Setting powder: RCMA
  • Bronzer: Benefits “Hoola bronzer”
  • Blush: Milani’s “Luminoso”
  • Eye Primer: Mac Pro longwear Paint pot
  • Eyeshadow: Colourpop Cosmetics “Wake up call & a mili” Makeup Geek “cocoa bear”
  • Eyeliner: Kat Von D
  • Highlight: Laura Geller “gilded honey”
  • Lips: Lipliner Mac “spice” NYX’s Liquid Lipstick “bedtime flirt”
  • Mascar: L’oreal “Telescoptic”
  • Setting spray: Mac “Fix +”

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Overall I was so happy with this look and I definitely feel like it can be played up with some fluttery lashes and a bold lip. As you can see I was just at home with my little and I never felt like it was “too much”.

Whats your favorite look?

Until next time. . .

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

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

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

#MOTD & First Impressions

#MOTD & First Impressions

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So like the seasons we change too and my recent routine has been a major change for me. I’m always itching to try new things and these are some of the products I’ve been using in my every day routine. Now, some of these I just got and haven’t used them for long so I’ll be giving you my “first impression” some others I’ve had.

As you can see by the pic my z palette has been my go to palette since purchasing the Colourpop shadows. In this post I talk more in-depth about them. Something else I’ve had for a while is the Hoola bronzer I got personalized, here’s the post for it! I kind of refused to use it because it’s so special to me but I broke down and did it. Which I’m glad I did its become one of my faves. The MAC lipstick is Velvet Teddy and the lip liner is spice. Such a pretty nude-ish combo. I also changed how I prime my eyes. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion wasn’t cutting it for me anymore so I switched to MAC’s Paint pot. It helps my shadow not fade with time because I do have oily lids.

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I swear by the Porefessional pore filler but I needed change. My skin changed and while I’m still oily I have been getting dry patches around my nose and the pore filler was accentuating them. I was done. I needed something more sheer but still promoted diminishing the appearance of pores. I also have the dr. Brandt pores no more. Even though it’s a lot thinner than the Porefessional it still felt thick on my dry patches. Which is what lead me to try the Milk cosmetics Blur stick. It is silicone and oil free which I didn’t know if your moisturizer or foundation has any of those it may clash with the primer and have a negative effect on the appearance of the makeup. I am extremely happy with it so far. I’ve only worn it a handful of times but so far its good. It retails for $36 so I am praying to the makeup gods we get along, 😆

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These Wet n Wild foundations are new for me. I purchased them over a month ago and I have such a love hate relationship with them. First off the shade between these two was pinkish so I went ahead and purchased a light shade and a darker one, combined, they’re a perfect match. Another thing that’s a bit of turn off is the scent of the actual foundation it’s very strong and reminds me of paint. But it wears so beautifully on the skin. It’s very light weight and can be built up without getting heavy. (CAKE 🎂FACE IS LIFE THOOO!! lol) It’s very very matte and I am very oily so trust me when I tell you it will last. This wears for I’d say 6+ hours before I start getting a little oily. As the name suggest its photo focus so it has no flash back and looks AMAZING in pictures.

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picture taken with an iPhone 6s and ring light

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This Pixi Glow Mist is also new to me. Like I mentioned before the wet n wild foundation is very matte and with the dry patches I’m experiencing I needed a bit of hydration back in my skin. I tried setting my makeup with MAC’s fix+ right after setting it with the RCMA powder then finishing with Urban Decay setting spray but I still looked very dry. This is another product I’ve only used a handful of times but I’m happy with it. I used it to set immediately after I use my powder products; such as bronzer, blush, and setting powder. It leaves a beautiful sheen without being oily. . . or as the name suggest it leaves a glow. BUT its a very natural healthy glow. Not oily at all. I wore it for 4+ hours and never got heavily oily! Verdict?!? DRENCH YOURSELF IN IT! lol no jk But it does smell amazing so you might want to.

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This #motd has been my go to because it’s so easy. It also focuses more on the skin than the eyes which is the opposite of what I usually do. I start soft and minimal black out and end up with a harsh contour, smokey eye, and bold lip LOL! In these pictures I am wearing all the products I’ve mentioned.

Anyone else obsessed with snapchat filters?! What are some new products you’ve recently tried? Have you tried anything I mentioned??

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

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

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Empties, That’s a Good thing

Empties, That’s a Good thing

There are products I like so much I repurchase over and over. These are my empties for the month. I don’t wear makeup every single day so naturally I don’t go through makeup at an insane rate like lets say, a makeup artist would. BUT, these are/have become my favorites.

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This is benefit’s The Pore Fessional. Now I know this isn’t a primer but a pore minimizer but for me it works amazing all over to keep my makeup in place. I have oily skin. I easily and quickly become oily. This product keeps me oil free pretty much for how ever long I wear my makeup. If I’m wearing a matte foundation it will keep matte for a few hours then I get a “healthy glow”. Meaning I’m not an oil slick just a tiny bit. I also have gotten bigger pores as I age and I think it has to do with wearing makeup and not always removing it properly. This pore minimizer definitely does what it says. So, if like me you have large pores I’d give it try. I started off with the sample size, fell in love, and now I just go ahead and get this size. It last a good amount of time.

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Another empty is this Wet n Wild Photofocus setting spray. I personally feel like this setting spray doesn’t get a lot of love on social media. At only $4.99 it’s a steal. I found it set my makeup so well, made it long-lasting, and helped with my oily skin. I went through this so fast because I loved spraying on myself, it felt so refreshing. As you can see Wet n Wild is cruelty free so thats another plus. 🐰 Yay for Bunnies!!

DSC_0696.JPGCan ya tell this concealer was used?? Haha! This is Maybelline’s DREAM LUMI™ TOUCH HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. This is another product I feel isn’t talked about enough. For me it works amazing for highlighting as it states in the name. When using this I can bypass applying a concealer for my under eye circles. Its not often I need it but if I do I’ll use double concealer. In all honesty thats probably over kill and this would do good on its own. However, IT IS A HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. It has such a beautiful even finish (I’ve noticed some Maybelline concealers can look streaky). I can apply it with a stippling brush,  beauty blender, and e.l.f.’s concealer brush. To see if I “love” a product I test it every way possible. Definitely need to repurchase this!

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Last but definitely not least is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Pictured here is the sample size but I NEED to get it full size. I have tried other primers, even using concealer as a primer and nothing compares to it. I love I don’t have to set it if I’m in a rush it does good no matter what! Helps with eyeshadows creasing because even my eyelids get oily (insert the new emoji of the eyes rolling!). I do want to try one of Mac’s Paint Pot. But this will ALWAYS be my go to primer.

Thats it for my Empties.

I want to do something different though. I want to start showing you guys who I draw inspiration from and naturally my first person would be my best friend Rocy. She is so knowledgeable when it comes to makeup, hair products, and skin products. I have often referred to her as my “personal makeup guru!!”  😘 If I have any questions I run to her, she often fills me on new products out there, and she’s so gorgeous I often try to recreate her looks, lol! We live many many miles apart but our friendship has withstood it. Going on 10 years strong.

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What are some of your favorite empties? Who do YOU draw inspiration from??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Monday Favorites!!

Monday Favorites!!

I am so beyond ecstatic for today’s post! After a month’s wait my personalized Hoola Bronzer finally arrived. When everyone started posting their Hoola I thought it was something they were only doing for makeup gurus. Then one lovely day my BFF was like, “Have you seen this?!” It was on the Benefit website that anyone can get a personalized Hoola. 😄For a few extra dollars I have my own personalized bronzer. With my name on it. EEEEEKKKKK!!!!! (LOL) I’m going to be 100% honest . . . I can’t make myself use it. This is huge. I think anyone who loves makeup like I do secretly dreams about having their name on a product!

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It has my name on the bronzer and the brush it comes with. 

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Another Monday favorite is this Essie nailpolish in #753 fashion playground. I received this in an Ipsy bag many months ago and have only just used it. I think the minty color is perfect for spring. I like using the O.P.I top coat. It’s the only clear top coat that last through many pool visits. It’s all I use.

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Lastly, is NYX’s Butter Glosses. I love the formula for these. Its nice and thick without being sticky or slimy. Usually one swipe of these is enough but it can be built to a deeper color without it being overpowering. If I had to compare these to anything it’d be Mac’s Cremesheen Glass. Here I have Peaches and cream, Strawberry Parfait, and Raspberry Tart. As you can guess Peaches and Cream is a soft peach color, Strawberry parfait is a soft pink, and Raspberry tart looks like it would be a deep purple but it actually looks like a light burgundy but can be piled on for a darker berry color. (Side note, my 3yr. old got this because she wanted a purple lipstick.)😂

These products have been my favorite for a while. I have repurchased many of them over and over. They’re here to stay!

What are some of the products you love to repurchase?? Or which have been your favorites as of laretely?

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

#MOTD

#MOTD

Living in Florida you would think I’d have a tan all year around. So I told myself I’d use my Too Faced Born This Way foundation and would be ok. Wrong! I had to wear a shirt with a high collar! When I was color matched for the foundation I was obviously tanned. Or maybe I should just color match myself?! I’m not sure who is to blame but I made it work!!

As always I primed with my Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional face primer. Concealed with NYX HD Concealer. Then I did foundation. All set with Mac’s Studio fix powder foundation. To set my under eye I used the Laura Mercier translucent powder.

For eyes I primed with Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later eyeshadow primer. In the crease I used Lazarus from the Kat Von D ‘Shade & Light’ eye palette. For the brow bone I used Liberatus from the same palette and Lucius on the lid. That’s it. I told myself I was going for a “simple look”. For eyeliner, Kat Von D’s Ink Liner in trooper (I think I put the wrong name in other posts!! Sorry!). Mascara as always Roller Lash and Better Than Sex. 

To warm up the face (not that I needed it lol!) and contour I used my favorite NYC Sunny bronzing face powder. For blush Milani’s baked blush in 05 Luminoso.  As a highlight Mary-Lou Minzer. And on the lips I just did a little gloss from NYX in Peaches and Cream. 

   

I was happy with the finished look. Even though I messed up with the foundation I made it work, the beauty of makeup! In the end I think I went a little heavy on the eyes but it’s still one of my go to looks. As you can see I have acne and my skin isn’t perfect but that doesn’t hold me back and I hope no one else does. We are beautiful no matter what. Inside and out!

 
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy similar ones!
-Prissy💖

Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes
And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)