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? 

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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I pair it with MAC’s StripdownIMG_0488-2

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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? 

YouTube Made Me Buy It!

YouTube Made Me Buy It!

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Have you ever gotten lost in the world of Youtube and at the end felt like “damn I need to buy THIS palette!”?? Today I will tell you about 3 palettes I bought because of youtube. Some I love some I “hate” or . . . well dislike!

We will start with TooFaced’s Chocolate Bar. I bought this palette because EVERYONE raved about it. It was the palette to own.

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I justified getting it because it had neutrals and color. Mattes and shimmers. Overall it’s an ok palette. A few things I like about it is the color selection. It has good variation for a neutral look or even a glammed look. Also, some of the colors are very pigmented. Some stuff I didn’t like. . .

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As you can see one of the shadows popped out. It isn’t magnetic so every time I travel or open it the pan falls out. The packaging isn’t my favorite either. While it’s very beautiful and cute the magnets giving out and if I’m not careful the pan falls on the floor. Hence the cracked product.

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Up next is the Chocolate bars cousin. The Chocolate BonBon palette.

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The problem I have with this palette is that I hardly reach for it. It’s almost like it’s just there to be pretty. Like its cousin some of the colors are hit or miss with the pigmentation. It features beautiful colors that I thought would take me out of my “neutral” comfort zone but I have yet to do a colorful look with it.

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I do however love the transition shades in this palette and Satin Sheets as a highlight. Sadly the packaging is adorable but magnetic and flimsy feeling like the Chocolate bar.

Another palette Youtube made me buy is Urban Decays Naked2. This is a staple for every beginner makeup enthusiast. DSC_0367

This is another palette I haven’t used in such a long time. Perhaps it’s because its been put away or maybe because I’m not drawn to the shades. It’s mostly shimmer and back when I first started my makeup journey I didn’t know I wouldn’t “love” shimmers.

Maybe its the fall out I’m not attracted to or the fact to ME shimmers get a bit muddy. Or they lose the actual shimmer to them. I love the shock pigments/shadows from Colourpop and when I want a glittery look I turn to them.

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All of these palettes cost a pretty penny. If you’re a collector and don’t care about some the cons then these aren’t so bad. But if you are looking for some cheap alternatives there are some great choices out there. They’re beautiful palettes all 3 of them. With some pro’s and some con’s. I don’t regret ANY of them.

Is there anything Youtube made you buy? Anything you regret?

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

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.

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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