#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

Morphe 35N

Morphe 35N

For a while I’ve wanted the Too Faced Peach Palette. Mainly for the peach color. Well, that and to add it to my Too Faced collection. But the more I see it in person the more I feel like I don’t need it. However, there’s a look I keep wanting try and don’t. IMG_2784

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Here’s the look I’ve been itching to do. I hadn’t tried because I didn’t think I had the color I wanted. Then I remembered I had the Morphe 35N palette which had two shades of peach I could totally use.

These palettes I feel got a lot of hype for a while and then it kind of died down. I don’t know why if they’re so pigmented and blend so effortlessly. They’re very inexpensive too. Often retailing for only $22 it’s a steal. Each palette has 35 shadows. This specific palette is all Neutrals and mattes, my favorite! They do however have vibrant shades and shimmers. Morphe also has collaborated with Jaclyn Hill to make the 35O palette which is a palette with all her favorite shades. I actually purchased my palette off of Hautelook at 50% off making the palette that much better.

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As you can see it has a variety of neutral shades to create any look imaginable!

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Theres so many colors I often get stumped on what looks to create. I usually use this palette to create a smoky eye or carry it when we travel. As you can see it isn’t small but it has so many shades you can go simple or glam-ish with one palette! I actually want to get more of these palettes!

Do you have any of these Morphe palettes? Any that are your favorite or you recommend??

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)

Blogging/Photo Set up

Blogging/Photo Set up

I never imagined myself making a post like this for many reasons. One, I never thought I’d enjoy blogging this much. Second, I never imagined people would take an interest in my work! Lastly, I am my own worst critic so I just never imagined any of this!

I was recently complimented on my photos and was asked for any tips so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned. A lot of it has been trial and error. More often than not I get so frustrated I can’t capture my vision and I ask the Hubs for help. Thankfully he is an amazing support system and will gladly help. I am very grateful for everything including his support.

Let’s begin with the camera. For product pictures 90% of the time I use my Nikon D3300. This was a valentine’s gift from my husband. He believes in me more than I believe in myself so when I told him I wanted to take my blogging more serious he sprang into action. So far it has been such a great investment. I think it gives my blog a more “uniformed” look. We also used it to do my daughters easter pics saving us a good chunk of change. I haven’t purchased a different lens so I simply use the 18-55MM it came with. We have huge windows in our living room so that’s where I usually set up. I try my very best to catch natural sunlight since it gives the pictures the best look.  NIKOND3300

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For products I have multiple surfaces and backgrounds I use. Some are diy others I’ve purchased for taking home pictures. What I mean by that is for example the wood surface in the picture with the camera or the marble surface. For backgrounds I use poster boards in different colors. Usually its just white though and I’ll just add flowers I have for decoration or a fluffy pillow. I also use a tripod which is a ton of help to avoid any shakiness. IMG_2416NikonCamD3300

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These are the settings on the camera I normally use for product pictures with the zoom in manual so I can control it to my liking. 

For editing I use free apps from our Mac computer. Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 5.24.53 PM

Which are PhotoScape X and Pixlr. A simple google search will pull up a bunch of free editing options but so far these have been my favorites.

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This is what PhotoScape X looks open. I like this for more personal pictures. Such as the ones of my daughter

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This is what Pixlr looks like open. This is my usual go to for a quick fix on product pics. 

So by now you know I blog from our  Mac Computer. My husband bought this specifically for editing. He does car videos on his GoPro and so far its been amazing for that and for blogging. My goal is to one day be confident enough to do YouTube videos and so far all our research shows Mac has the best free editing software.

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This is what WordPress looks like on it. 

At our old house we had a desk but in our new apartment there’s a built-in desk area. And this is how it looks. It’s just a little nook. IMG_2425

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These photos were taken with an iPhone 6s. 
Just as a little fyi I don’t use the camera for selfies. I still haven’t played around with the timer, lighting, and settings enough to manage that. For selfies I just use my phone. Either the regular camera or Snapchat (Prissycutes add me) because of the fun filters.

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This is my Makeup Of The Day. All of these were taken with snapchat. The top right is the only one without a filter.

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These are filter free.

So thats it!

This is all just my opinion, what we have, and what works for me. None of this is a necessity.

Any tips you may have for me? Anything we can learn from each other??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it was helpful!

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

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

Love to Hate, Hate to Love

Love to Hate, Hate to Love

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I want to apologize in advance for skipping Fridays/Weekends #MOTD and Mondays Fave so today to make it up I’m going to show you a few things. Lets start with my Monday Faves.

As I mentioned I was on a hunt for the Milani 2 in 1 foundation. I have tried many many drug store foundations and have had absolutely BAD luck with all of them. I usually get oily through the day but I also have dry patches. I don’t know whats the deal with that. When I try a new foundation I do some things before giving up on it. I try different moisturizers with it, different primers, and different concealers. By far this foundation has held up. I can already tell it will become a staple in my collection. If I had to compare to another foundation I’d say it reminds me a lot of my ‘holy grail’ the Estee Lauder Double wear foundation. The coverage is AMAZING one layer is good with spot checking but it can easily be built to more of a full coverage. It matched me so well too, which is something I struggle with in other foundations. It applied well with both a foundation brush and the beauty blender. On Saturday I wore it all night and it held up so well. As you can see even after some dancing and sweating there’s minimal oil, there was no patching, and hardly any creasing. Some of the other foundations I tried settled into my fine lines making me looked aged, I don’t know how else to describe it! (Now keep in mind I set all my foundations the same exact way.)IMG_2349

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Now I’m going to complain, hence my title. Today I wanted to try something I received in my April Ipsy Glam bag. I was so excited because the shade of the cream shadow by Starlooks is absolutely beautiful. But, ugh, I hate to do this but I hate the consistency. It was so hard to apply and it set so weird on the lid. I tried to redeem the look by going over it with an actual eyeshadow and it didn’t help. Which is such a bummer because the color is absolutely beautiful. IMG_2377

Here you can see how weird it looks. I primed my lids like usual so maybe that was the mistake? Anyone else having trouble with this product? Any suggestions? On the lips I am wearing two new products from this post.

Let me know if you try this foundation and your t

#MOTD 

#MOTD 

  
I feel like lately my #motd’s have been sooo simple.  Some days I go so basic and others I go all out like this Pink look. But one thing that stays the same is not filling in my eyebrows. I haven’t found a product I can work with or like. I have thick eyebrows as it is even after I wax so a usual clear gel is enough. 

I however have not waxed so I do the whole ‘defining’ the eyebrows trick with concealer to hide those pesky hairs. I noticed that it left my eyebrows looking plain so I was on a hunt for an eyebrow pencil.   

 I can’t justify purchasing something super expensive since I hardly fill them in but let me RAVE bout this L’oreal Brow stylist definer. It has a super fine tip. I pull at my eyebrows when I’m anxious/nervous and have spots missing hair and the small tip makes it so easy to fill it in. 

 

Naturally when looking into a product I check up reviews and Heidicupcake  on YouTube said  the spoolie is similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil. I’ve never owned that product so I have no clue if it’s true. Haha!! But for me personally this pencil and spoolie work amazing!
  
   
 I still need a lot of practice working on my eyebrows, I know, but this pencil combined with e.l.f’s clear eyebrow gel works wonders for me! I can’t wait to wax my eyebrows and have a thinner brow to play with the pencil a little more. Now, these are just my opinions on this product. . . So would I recommend it?! If like me you’re a make up lover on a budget, then yes. Yes I would!! I believe it was only $7 at Walmart. I did one day without the clear gel (first picture) and one with it and my faux eyebrows stayed in place all day.  

 
On the eyes I used the morphe 35N palette. If you own any Morphe palette then you know the shadows don’t have a name on it. But I went with a super soft brown shade in the crease and on the lid I used Too Faced Chocolate bar’s Marzipan. I was inspired by KathleenLights recent tutorial. Inner corner highlight and tip of the nose is Benefits Mary-Lou Manizer.  On the lips I did just a little of NYX’s Instabul.  (Oh, and please ignore the hormonal planet that made an appearance above my lip 😖😖.) Easy peasy! 

  What are some of your favorite eyebrow       methods/products you recommend?!
 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)

On Wednesday We Wear PINK!

On Wednesday We Wear PINK!

Anyone else obsessed with Mean Girls?? I know I was/am lol. I didnt know what I was going to do with makeup today but I knew I wanted to wear makeup. I was going on a week of being makeup free and I was getting bored. So since it’s Wednesday and on Wednesdays we wear pink I gave this look a shot. I kind of just winged it and only knew I wanted to use pink, of course! This is to make up for missing last weeks #MOTD

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On the eyes I wore:

  • Almond truffle on the crease & bottom lash
  • Divinity for the brow bone
  • Totally fetch on the outer corner & bottom lash
  • Sprinkles all over the lid
  • Satin sheets for an inner corner and nose highlight

All from the Too Faced Bon Bons palette. I’m not usually bold with color but I am so happy I gave it a shot. I don’t know when I’d wear something like this maybe date night on the beach? I tend to stick to neutrals so these bold pops of color are different/new for me.

Whats your favorite color for spring or for a pop of color???

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


It’s been storming and gloomy in good ol’ Florida so I haven’t been in the mood for bright spring colors. Initially I was going for a “no makeup” makeup look but then.  . . Makeup happens!


I had done a dark berry lip Cherry bomb by Wet n Wild but decided it was too much just to lounge around the house. Even after I wiped off the lipstick (with a makeup wipe) it left a stain behind which I actually liked better. Haha!! Question, anyone else feels like no mascara on the lower lashes makes a look look softer? Or is it just me?


Here’s pretty much the same look just with a different lip. In this one I am wearing Stockholm by NYX. Excuse the hair like I mentioned it’s been raining a lot here.

I absolutely love using my bronzer as a crease shade on days I’m going simple. It just gives the lid some definition without it being too overwhelming.

You will also notice in the above photos I filled in my eyebrows which is something I don’t do often. I’ve always had very thick eyebrows so usually a clear gel has been enough but lately I’ve noticed some spots where I’m missing hair. I’m a nervous/anxious/stress picker so I’ll yank on them if I feel any of those. Im not proud of it but luckily makeup does help with that since I refuse to wax my eyebrows thinner! Anyone else do this?? Just another reason to love makeup! All I do is fill them in with a dark brown eyeshadow and a small angled brush (#215 by Luxie) and set it all with an e.l.f clear eyebrow gel. IMG_1806

Snapchat filters are everything. HAHA! Now, on that silly note I will part!

What are some of your favorite “no makeup” looks?!

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)