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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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??

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??

Current Favorites!!

Current Favorites!!

I’M BACK!! Today I would like to tell you guys about my current favorites! My skin has taken a turn for the worst and has broken out so bad! I blame it on a bad skin care routine and stress. With that being said I haven’t been wearing much makeup but when I do here is what I’ve been loving!

We will start with eyeshadow we all know that’s our obsession.

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My husband was deployed in Dubai and this is one of the gifts he brought back! The Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette. Let me first say Huda is goals. A beauty blogger who now has her own makeup line?? YES, please! The shades in this palette are gorgeous. It has easily become my day-to-day go to (when I do wear makeup).

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The pigmentation is everything! I regret not taking pictures as soon as I got it since I’ve had it for a month now and have dipped into it plenty and as you can see it still looks new. It’s so pigmented that I’ve had to tap off as much as I can because I have a very heavy hand. The consistency is very soft and buttery. But the textured shadows have an almost mousse consistency. I apply those (and have noticed it works better) with just my fingertip. What I love the most is the endless eye looks that can be created with this palette. Soft glam, smokey, even a beautiful halo! It has great transition shades, crease shades, and a great selection of lid shades.

This palette retails for $65 which is easily one of my most expensive eyeshadow palettes and its sold at Sephora .

Next is these two Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushes. DSC00863 copy

I received the first one named Paarty for my birthday from Sephora. The second one I actually got from my Ipsy November Glam Bag. The color is Feisty which is a “dusty rose”. On the Ipsy website it has the 3 shades they sent out but they don’t on the   Tarte website. So I’m not sure if it was an Ipsy exclusive.

Super soft, silky powder chock full of true-color mineral pigments lets you layer on your glow with no harsh lines or chalky build-up. Its micronized Amazonian clay helps control oil & infuse moisture for balanced skin & seamless blending. The magnetized pan lets you pop your favorite shade from its compact to create a custom palette.

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Something else I received in last months Glam Bag is this Crown Brush. It is the C141 Small Chisel Brush that “is great for highlight and blush.” AGREED!

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I actually use it for blush and I love it. Before this brush I used Luxie’s angled brush to apply blush and I thought I’d never give it up. I was wrong. This brush is so soft. I haven’t gotten to the best part. . . this brush retails for ONLY $5.69! 😱

The grand finale is another Dubai gift. Chanel Rouge Coco in the shade Adrienne. It is such a lightweight classic nude.

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The lipstick alone is very creamy so I do recommend lining the lips before applying it. And it just so happens to pair so great with Stripdown. Stripdown in my opinion is such a classic everyday color. I usually use it as a lip color on its own if I want a wash of color on the lips. However, this lipliner can be VERY drying. On the Mac website this is described as a brown beige and I’ve seen it be very brown on some skin tones and more mauve on my own.

Overall these products have worked so well and I enjoy them so much!

What are some of your current favorites? 

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!

IMG_0333 Started kindergarten!

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

IMG_0334 Another birthday. . .

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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DSC00369 The husband and I took a mini vacation without kids!

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!