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

Random Buys

Random Buys

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I usually post on Wednesday but I really wanted to find this foundation before posting. We went to about 3 local stores with no luck. In the meanwhile I purchased some other little stuff while being out.

Like I always mention I set my eyebrows with e.l.f.’s clear eyebrow gel. The reason I love this product is because of how inexpensive it is. At only $2 for an eyebrow gel and mascara  I feel like you can’t go wrong. I can either fill in my eyebrows and set them with the gel or just use the gel alone. Once I’m out of the eyebrow side I actually use the mascara on the eyebrows as well. Perfect, good, and cheap!

This BB cream by Rimmel was such a disappointment and I wish I wouldn’t of been so impulsive with it. For a while I’ve wanted a product that is light weight but still provides enough coverage that it can be worn alone without concealer. What attracted me to this specific BB cream was the name, BB Cream Matte. As someone who tends to be very oily its only natural I seek products that will keep me matte the longest.

This specially formulated BB Cream is packed with matte perfecting benefits, resulting in gorgeous and shine free skin! Minimizing the appearance of pores and evening skin tone while controlling shine, the lightweight formula makes it perfect for combination to oily skin, with ideal benefits: soothes, conceals dark circles and even helps prevent blemishes. -From the Rimmel Website

It does provide good coverage. Initially I was very impressed. However, it only comes in TWO shades (Seriously?!?) so I set it with my Mac powder foundation for some color. I had an early doctors appointment so I didn’t want to pack on a full face which is why I didn’t bronze. BUT by like 10AM I was as oily as can be. Like bad pizza greasy . . . ugh!

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Now this impulse buy I’m happy with. NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Crepe is such a pretty shade. I am all about glosses for the warmer weather. My lips tend to be drier during summer (weird right?) so I always use glosses.

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This is a swatch from the NYX website. I feel like I need to mention these smell amazing like cake or a cupcake. . . or like frosting! The applicator is awesome, yay. I can’t handle how pretty of a color it is. BTW, as I’m on the NYX website I am SOO tempted to purchase more.WETnWILD

Another lip purchase I made was this Wet n Wild MegaLast lip color. This is in the shade Just Peachy. I’ve owned other shades in this formula when they first released and I wasn’t too impressed. Like I’ve mentioned matte lipsticks tend to dry my lips but I’m hoping it’ll be different this time. I did purchase an awesome lip balm to help with dry lips. Walgreen’s is having a bogo sale and my kiddo wanted a nail polish so momma got a lippie, #WINNING!

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Now this foundation is what I’ve been waiting for!! This is Milani’s Conceal+Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation+Concealer. The idea that it can provide that much coverage is mind blowing. It also comes with a pump, bonus! I hope this foundation lives up to the hype because besides my Estee Lauder Double wear I have not found a foundation I love that is drugstore.

Combat under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections with this full coverage, water-resistant foundation plus concealer in one. A no mess, no drip pump dispenses just the right amount of fluid needed to achieve a flawless look and works around the clock to keep skin looking naturally perfect! -From the  Milani website

There is a variation of shades on the Milani website but in stores I saw way less. Maybe half of them. Also, it was sold out in most stores I looked for it. So I suggest looking which stores actually have it and maybe even calling to make sure. I wish I had. Could have saved us some trips.

Now I wouldn’t call this a haul because it’s such little items but besides the BB cream I am so excited for my purchase and I definitely recommend them to everyone! I’m all about inexpensive yet good makeup!

Any drugstore products you’ve been loving lately 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)

#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)

#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)

NYX Liquid Lipsticks

NYX Liquid Lipsticks

If like me you jumped on the NYX band wagon then you’re no stranger to their Soft Matte Lip CreamIt was one of the first ‘liquid lipsticks’ that were soooo hyped up. So of course I had to try them out. I have a love/hate thing going on with these.

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Pro’s:

  • They smell amazing
  • Good color pay off (some colors)
  • They don’t transfer
  • Long lasting

Cons:

  • The applicator is crap! I usually have to use a small lip brush to even it out
  • They can be a bit drying
  • Some colors do need multiple applications (the darker colors)

When the Liquid Suede Cream released I was hesitant because of the issues with the matte lip creams. I didn’t even try to hype myself up for them although they have some gorgeous colors. BUT then Ipsy sent it out in their March Glam Bag and I was excited. I don’t mind FREE.99 because if I hate the product theres no loss.

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Pro’s:

  • The applicator is amazing
  • These aren’t so drying although they do dry to a matte finish
  • The formula is long lasting and even after I wiped it off for dinner there was a bit of a tint
  • I only have the shade Kitten Heels but one swipe of the wand and the color was vibrant and applied evenly

Con’s:

  • They transfer even after it dries
  • They smell horrible

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Here’s my mini NYX liquid lips collection. It’s not much but for myself I need to find formulas that aren’t very drying. I’ve always had sensitive lips. Mac’s matte lipsticks work well for me so do the Milani matte lipsticks. I won’t deny that there’s several liquid lipsticks in my wish list that I NEED to get! (LOL)

What are some of your faves?? Have you tried any of the new shades in the Soft Matte Lip Cream??

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)

March Ipsy Glam Bag

March Ipsy Glam Bag

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My favorite bags usually come with brushes. As a junkie it’s always nifty to add to my collection. This month didn’t disappoint! I got my bag a bit late this month but thats no biggie. The theme for this month was “Hello Spring” which I am so stoked about, spring that is. Also, how epic is Lustre Lux?? She’s one of my favorite you tubers!

So far I have tried the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the color “Kitten Heels“. It is a beautiful shade of red that would compliment any skin tone. It isn’t too orange or too pink, its a true red! It lasts a really long time without being drying but unlike a liquid lipstick it does transfer.

I also tried the Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer. Temptu is an airbrush makeup company. So I thought using this product without the airbrush machine was going to be hard (lol). Luckily it wasn’t I put a few drops on my hand and with my finger tip I applied it where I wanted it and with a damp beauty blender I went over it just to diffuse it.

Achieve naturally gorgeous, sun-kissed radiance with TEMPTU’s multi-tasking Bronzer in Warm Glow. This universally flattering shade delivers sheer to opaque coverage without blotching or streaking. Using only a few drops, apply with fingertips, brush or sponge. For a healthy glow, apply Warm Glow Bronzer where the sun naturally hits the face—cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. For all-over luminosity, apply to neck and décolletage. Can also be applied to the lid of the eyes for added dimension. -from the Ipsy website

Naturally I HAD to try the brush. It’s from Beau Gâchis® Paris. It is a eyeshadow brush which I used all over the lid. Originally I really liked it because it distributes the shadow so good. I didn’t have to keep dipping my brush in the eyeshadow like with other brushes. But looking at the Ipsy website I found out it has animal hair and synthetic hairs. That kind of bums me out.

Beau Gâchis® Paris’ Cosmetic Eyeshadow Brush enables beautiful, flawless application of loose and cream shadows. This handmade brush distributes pigment evenly and smoothly, and can be used to apply powder, liquid or cream products as well.

  • Individually constructed from the finest animal hair and purest synthetic fibers for quality and durability
  • Ultra soft bristles that blend easily and soften lines
  • Matte black wooden handle and durable ferrules as used by professionals 

I didn’t try the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream. Although I didn’t try it I will say I have tried other of his products and like them, like the dry shampoo.

I will say I am excited to try the OFRA cosmetics Green Go Eyeliner. I have had my eye out for OFRA so I’m glad I get to try this product.

OFRA’s Green Go Eyeliner is a gorgeous eyeliner that applies smoothly and easily on the eyes with a velvety finish. Not only is this pencil perfect in complimenting your eye makeup but it can also be used as an eye shadow or a bold lip liner. The creativity is completely in your hands.

  • Smooth velvety finish
  • Suitable for all skin tones 

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Over the weekend I finally got my hands on these beauties. Wet n Wild is known for being cruelty free and proudly sport the bunny on all of their products. Want an honest review?? YOU NEED THESE IN YOUR COLLECTION!! They are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. Oh, and they’re white and pink! How cute??

Featuring two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly. Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption. – from the packaging.

I got the small stipple brush, 2 crease brush, flat top brush, and a blush brush. So far I can say they are amazing. The crease shadow brush blends so effortlessly. I used the small stippling brush to apply my highlight and by far it has been the easiest and my favorite application. I used the flat top to apply my foundation and over all it did the job good my only complaint is it did shed a few hairs. Which I can look past that because I LOVE how it left my foundation. These brushes were sold out on their website but I did a quick search for a Walgreens near me that had them in stock and luckily one did!! They are extremely inexpensive. I mean no more the $3 for the bigger brush and less than $1 for the crease brush.

As I mentioned before I am out of setting spray and since we’re about to move I didn’t want to order my holy grail -Skindanavia- and risk not getting it on time so I searched for an alternative. In the past I used the e.l.f setting spray and wasn’t a fan so I was scared to go cheap again. But Walgreens had a bogo sale going on so I said to myself, “why not?!?”. . . Or maybe my husband did since he pointed it out LOL!! I went ahead and purchased the Photo Focus Setting spray.

Lights, camera, action! This exclusive formula extends makeup wear by preventing cracking, smudging, fading, or creasing. Works with any makeup and all skin types, plus it has aloe to hydrate your skin. One step, perfect! – from the wet n wild website

I am 5hrs into wearing it and so far its good. I’m still pretty matte. No oil has broken through and my makeup is still pretty set. It has been a bit cooler today so the real test will be a hot Florida day. My first impression? Good, it has no funky odor and its holding up good. IpsyMarch bag

Verdict for the weekend?? It was a good one, haha. Despite Ipsy getting to my house late I came up on these gorgeous brushes. I cannot wait to get the rest of the collection.

Anyone else try them? How about other Temptu products??

(If you’re interested in Ipsy I have a previous post explaining how it works!)

I hope this post was helpful to anyone considering Ipsy!!  Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy seeing what we all get in our Ipsy bags.

-Prissy 💖