Change is coming. . .

Change is coming. . .

Hello everyone! I want to say my typical “sorry I’ve been gone but. . . ” but I have no excuse. Truth is back in late January I had a miscarriage. I tried using my blog and shopping to ease my pain and get my mind off of things but truth is I hadn’t. Emotionally I hadn’t recovered and I wasn’t in an ok place.

I’ve slowly started to accept it and realize that I still have a wonderful husband and two children that need me.

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So with that being said I’d like to announce that my blog will be changing a bit. I will be doing more lifestyle posts. I will never give up on makeup or lose my love for it. But I just don’t have the money to keep up. I believe in writing about what I love and I won’t settle for just any makeup just to produce content.

I will still do makeup related posts. I just want to include more on what my life is like aside from makeup. I just realized most days I don’t wear makeup. My husband’s job has been crazy busy and that leaves me with a 5-year-old and 1-year-old all day. Truth is I have no time to beat my face.

Instead follow me on my journey that revolves around food, family, and long days at the beach!

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I’d also like to let you guys know we have a YouTube channel where we vlog. It hasn’t kicked off yet and I’m still adjusting to recording our every day and editing. Also, figuring out what camera works best! But if you’d like to check it out at The Egan’s Vlog

Hopefully this change doesn’t mean we’re parting ways instead it’ll bring us closer. I personally love beauty blogs/channels and lifestyle types. I will try to stay with my Monday Wednesday Friday schedule. But if need be I will change them.

If there’s anything specific you guys want to see or want me to post about just let me know!

I am so excited for this change!

Do any of you have a Youtube channel? Link it pleaese so I can check it out!

Ipsy February Glam Bag!

Ipsy February Glam Bag!

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This months Ipsy bag was titled Unzipped.

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I wasn’t initially very excited about this months bag. It seems like all I get are face moisturizers and masks. And some shadows here and there. But when I saw the brush I felt a little better. Then I redeemed some points and BAM I couldn’t wait!

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I’ve owned a Clinique moisturizer in the past and it was good. I liked it but for some reason I never repurchased it. Probably because Ipsy sends a new moisturizer in every single bag! So when my best friend and I compared bags I was a little jelly she was getting some awesome goodies. She saw this she told me how great it is and let’s be honest Rocy never lies.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour

 Our addictively refreshing gel-cream is now enhanced to give your skin the power to rehydrate itself. Delivers a 152% instant moisture boost. Keeps skin almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it did before. Enjoy 72 hours of non-stop hydration, even after washing your face. Clinique Website

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This Sand and Sky Brilliant Pink Clay Mask seems like it’s a lot more soothing than most clay masks I get. It claims that:

– Detoxify + Brighten in only 10 minutes.*

– Tightens pores and boost radiance.*

– Protect against damage caused by pollution.

– No nasties, not tested on animals.

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First things first when I got this “eyeshadow” I thought it was blush 😄. This is the eyeshadow Taffy by Beaute Basics. On the Ipsy website it describes this shadow as a “peachy pink with gold flecks”. It also says to wet your brush and dip for a more vibrant, shiny, and sleek look.

I can’t wait to wear this for spring! Is it here yet??

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Up next is this Pink Pewter Lash But Not Least Dual Sided Mascara in black. Ok,  I was a little stoked about this because of the double ended tube.

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Ipsy 12One side promotes Volume while the other promotes Curling. Pictured here is the volume side and let me begin by saying I like the bristles. They’re full but don’t pull out too much product. Its cruelty free and waterproof. Ipsy 13.jpg

The other side the curling side is a mystery to me, LOL! I’ve never seen a mascara wand like it.

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It says each side can be worn alone or together for the most extra look, hahah JK!

The Pink Pewter “Lash But Not Least” Double Sided Mascara holds nothing back when it comes to drama. Each with their own specific wand to enhance the formula; the Curling Mascara will wrap your lashes around its perfect little wand to help sculpt each lash exactly where you want it, then the Extreme Voluminous Extender will take it to another level giving you more volume than you dreamed possible. Use one at a time or together for an unforgettable water-resistant look. Pink Pewter Website

Honestly I’m glad I received this product because it introduced me to a brand I definitely want to check out more of.

Up next was supposed to be a pretty purple brush but my son lost it. In the time it took me to switch out stuff for another picture he had it and was gone. I’ll link below the website for it and there’s a 25% off discount code! WINNING!

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Last but not least is this Luxie brush I redeemed points for. That’s the cool thing about Ipsy. Luxie is of course cruelty free and vegan. Pictured here is the #522 Tapered Highlighter. 

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Tapered Highlight Brush 522 – Use this fluffy, tapered brush to apply your favorite highlighting powders to emphasize the high points of your face for a mesmerizing glow or setting your under eyes. Luxie Website

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with my bag this month! Another month together Ipsy!

What did you get in your bag? Are you still fond of Ipsy??

Valentine’s Day Look!

Valentine’s Day Look!

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I can’t deny how excited I am about Vday this year! Mainly because our 5-year-old is in school and she finally understands what holidays are! With another baby finding time to go on dates is hard but maybe we can do a “family date”.

I am over all happy with how this look turned out. I absolutely love the halo look.

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I personally like pink for Vday because red reminds me too much of Christmas lol. So I did a pink eye look with a rose gold halo and paired it with pink lips!

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I achieved this look using only ONE palette! I know crazy! I normally like to mix and get a little from here and there. Not this time! I used the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition. 

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For a transition shade I used Shy. On the crease I used Flamingo. On the outer and inner corner I did Maneater. In the center of the lid I picked Angelic which is a rose gold. At the end once I applied eyeliner I deepened the inner and outer corner with the shade Bossy. 

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For highlight I used my Wet n Wild I talked about in this post. I added that to the highest points of my cheekbones, my cupids bow, nose, and inner eye.

Also on the lips I did MAC’s Spice paired with NYX’s Sao Paolo. 

I had so much fun creating this look. And I hope you enjoyed it also. Now, lets all agree to ignore my ragedy faded hair 🤣 (ps. I love snapchat filters. LOL)

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Do you have any big plans for this Valentine’s Day? 

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??

Where have I been?

Where have I been?

Hello everyone and please accept this apology! I have been gone for what seems like forever but let me assure you I have my reasons why. Life simply got in the way. . .

If you follow my blog then you know my husband was on a 6 month deployment. Which meant I had to be mom and dad in the mean time. It’s never easy to go from having constant help to having none!

Here’s a recap of what happened since my last post in July. . .

IMG_0331 We celebrated this beauties 5th birthday!

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IMG_0335 Halloween 2017! (2nd favorite holiday!!)

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IMG_0337 In November daddo came home! (hadn’t seen his dad since he was 3 months old)

IMG_0338  IMG_0244.JPGIMG_0340 Moved back down to Florida!

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IMG_0339 And most recently we celebrated Thanksgiving!

It has been an emotional rollercoaster with some up’s and down’s but I wouldn’t trade any of it! I can’t wait to get in the groove of blogging again hopefully 2-3 times a week!! There’s so much makeup and beauty products I can’t wait to talk about with you guys!

Again I’m sorry I was away for so long. . .please forgive me!

 

My Boxycharm!!!

My Boxycharm!!!

There is something I absolutely love about these subscription boxes/bags. Perhaps its the fact that every month feels like I’m gifting myself something new. Or the opportunity to experience new products for a low price.

I’ve been part of the Ipsy family for a while now I believe two years. I liked that for $10 I was able to meet new products that have been “specifically” picked for me. Therefore I went ahead and jumped on the Boxycharm wagon.

My best friend gave Birchbox a shot and after one month she wasn’t pleased. Naturally I was nervous. Mainly because unlike Ipsy, Boxycharm is $21. The difference? Boxycharm sent all full-sized items.

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Lets start off this post with my favorite: Brushes! You already know I am a Luxie addict. I have received its brushes in the past and have personally purchased many on my own. This #640 Pro Precision Tapered brush retails for $24. That in itself paid for the box! WINNING!

As you know Luxie beauty is cruelty free and vegan. Therefore its been one of my go to for brushes aside from Real Techniques. This specific brush I’ve used to apply highlight and blush (when I want a light wash of color).

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Speaking of highlight I got this beauty as well! I first heard of Artist Couture when Jackieaina on YouTube did a collab with them.

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This Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati is all that. . . and more! It’s a loose highlight. This is my first time experiencing a loose highlight since most I get are pressed. I like to pair it with my Colourpop highlight. Since that one has a mousse consistency I feel like it looks intensified paired with this highlight.

This highlight is cruelty free and vegan. YAY!! This retails for $26.99 on the website.

This shimmering powder packs a high glow with a light silver and champagne iridescence, suitable only for true glow getters! This all–natural loose powder is finely milled.  With versatility in use, it is suitable for light to dark skin tones. This product can be used on your face to highlight, or on your eyes, lips and body.  Artist Couture website

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Ok, Soo for me receiving a whole eyeshadow palette was exciting. We all know how pricey palettes can get and compared to Ipsy’s one shadow at a time getting this was thrilling! LOL!

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This palette 1 by RealHer left me at a loss for words. I don’t always gravitate to shimmers. Just isn’t me. BUT WOW! The pigmentation is amazing. As you can see it has very little almost NO fallout. I wish I would’ve done swatches to do it justice. The colors are gorgeous and right up my neutral alley. Retails for $28

This palette has a rich-pigmented hues and sexy combinations designed for all eye colors and skin tones. Delight in long-wearing, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, buildable colors in textures raging from velvety smooth mattes to metallic sheens. -Boxycharm website

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How late am I with getting a Ofra Cosmetics liquid lip??? In my defense liquid lipsticks scare me because of an allergic reaction I once got to one. But that’s the beauty of these subscription boxes, huh?

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I received this beautiful shade of pink. In the picture it looks like a vibrant pink but because of my tan skin tone it looks a bit deeper on me. It is everything it says and more. It isn’t dry, doesn’t flake, and it doesn’t leave a nasty white line on the inner part of the lips like some liquid lipsticks do. Even more reasons to be scared of them, haha!!

Like with most lip products whether they’re matte, liquid, or even a gloss I like to moisturize before applying a product on. Most times I use just some chapstick while I do my face and eyeshadow first. This product retails for $19.90.

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Last but not least I got 3 facial sheet masks by Biobelle. I haven’t used many sheet masks so . . . you know me, I GOT EXCITED! lol!

Biobelle’s sheet masks give your skin an instant boost, while deeply hydrating and evening your skin tone, revealing gorgeous, glowing skin! Biobelle’s Award-winning TENCEL ® fiber adheres perfectly and delivers antioxidants to your skin faster and deeper.- Boxycharm website

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I received 3: First up is “I woke up like this”- enhances skin natural glow. With wild rose and vitamin C. Next is “#beauty secret”- Moisturizes to help the skin appear smooth and firm. With pomegranate and hyaluronic acid. Lastly, “#primer”- Prep the skin for a flawless makeup application. With tea tree oil, rosehip extract, and vitamin C. Enhances radiance, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone. These retail for $14.97

As you can see almost every one of these products paid for the box alone. I am so satisfied with it and I will stick to it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options like with Ipsy where everyone gets something different. Kind of looks like everyone gets the same products just in different colors. But for being full size that’s fine with me!

I want to end this post with an apology. I know I haven’t been consistent with my posts but as some of you may remember my husband is deployed and it gets a bit hectic by myself. While that’s no excuse I would still like to apologize!

Thanks for sticking around this long! Does anyone else get Boxycharm and absolutely loves it? Is it enough to cancel Ipsy?? Thoughts??

 

Ipsy’s June Glam Bag!

Ipsy’s June Glam Bag!

Sorry I’m so late this month it has been a bit hectic with the kids and the Hubs being deployed. But there’s no time to waste let’s get right into it. This month Ipsy’s theme was “Volume Up”.

“This loud and proud pouch is a not so subtle reminder to ‘always’ speak your mind!”

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I’m not going to lie I was initially not excited about this bag. Nothing seemed appealing if maybe only the nail polish. But once I looked into it I was stoked.

What got my attention the most was this Privai Matte Moisturizer. During the summer I love to have a very matte base because I do tend to get a lot more oily.

Enhanced with Vitamins A, C and E, this oil-free moisturizer is perfect for normal to oily skin types. Natural anti-bacterial properties from Sage Extract help repair blemished skin while Grapefruit Peel Extract clarifies the complexion. Privai Website 
This product retails for $30 for a big bottle. Yikes! Although I will say  so far I like it. Its taken a lot of trial and error with primers and foundations because I’ve experienced some break up with my foundation and I’m not sure whats causing it.

Up next is this nail polish by Margaret Dabbs London. The color is phenomenal. It screams summer days at the beach! This treatment enriched nail polish in Green Dailily is super thick and pigmented that one swipe guarantees a streak free application. I already tried it and love it. It reminds me of the “gel” nail polishes that are out there now a days.

To me this formula screams salon quality at home!

I can’t find the price in dollars on the website only in pounds. which 14 pounds is about 17 US dollars.

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This is another little gem I was surprised to like!

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Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara. Let me begin by saying the brush and bristles themselves remind me a lot of the TooFaced Better than sex mascara. Also, the formula is very similar in the sense that it makes my lashes very dark and full looking. Except it isn’t as thick and that makes removing it super easy!

The big bottle retails for $22. The website claims, “The creamy and buildable formula is clump-resistant, flake proof, smudge proof, and resistant to sweat and humidity.” And its all true! So far I LOVE it!

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I’ve received Hey Honey products in the past and thoroughly enjoy them. This is the second mud mask I receive and I’m very excited to try it!

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Ok, question! Am I the only that can’t figure out how to use these small samples of blush?  I love The Balm and therefore use these as eyeshadow.

Drive your beauty routine into full swing with Balm Springs® – a new long-wearing blush from theBalm® Cosmetics. This earthy rose shade compliments all skin tones. The talc-free, fade-resistant formula is perfect for hot days and even hotter nights… The Balm Website

In the end this months bag provided a lot of hidden gems.

Don’t forget Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription where you receive 5 beauty items that ship for free. You often get one full size product! And remember REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!! Not only does it further personalize your bag but it earns you points which you can redeem for more products!!

How was your bag?? Still happy with Ipsy??