Makeup

Does it work???

I am always on the hunt for a new foundation. Although I have some I absolutely love I like to give me skin breaks from certain products. Especially if its something I’ve repurchased many times. For the past couple of months I have been using Wet n Wild’s photofocus foundation which I absolutely love! In my opinion I’d say it’s very similar to Estee Lauder’s DoubleWear. But I started breaking out! I had these small tiny bumps that made my skin look so bad.

It was wasn’t like cystic acne where its big and painful. Just these tiny bumps under the skin. I thought back to what new products I’d been using and it was the combination of Milk Cosmetics face primer and the Wet n Wild foundation. So I left those behind and reverted back to my trustees, holy grail, never fail routine. Moisturize, prime with Benefit’s Porefessional, and top it off with the DoubleWear foundation. DSC_0408

But one day I got brave and walked into Sephora and explained my situation to a consultant. Sometimes I hate doing that because no one knows my skin like. . . me, right? But I went ahead and did the color match (which is something I struggle a lot with) and they did this thing where it can tell my type of skin I have. I had a ton of color hits like seriously I could find a color that matched me in every single brand!! And she said I had  normal skin.

I explained to her how I wanted to try a foundation stick and she showed me my options but I just felt that because I do have acne scars I rather stick with something that provides better coverage. That’s how I ended up with Becca’s Ultima Coverage Complexion Creme. It retails for $44 so I wanted it to work soooo bad! She sampled it on my skin and instantly I liked the coverage, BUT I’m used to very thin foundations and this is a creme.

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I bravely bought it and then looked up reviews. . . bad idea! I was so scared of it because it had mixed reviews and then I texted my BFF and she agreed the reviews were scary! LOL. But in the end I can sincerely say I’m glad I got it. Its taken me a bit to adjust to the formula and to figure out if its best applied with a sponge or brush.

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From my personal experience I like it better with a brush. I use the Morphe MB8 and it works AMAZING! Then when I apply my concealer I spray a little fix plus and go over all the foundation and concealer. To avoid any streaks that may be left behind. The foundation itself has no scent unlike the Wet n Wild one and one pump goes along way!

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For a while now I’ve sort of obsessed with the idea of getting lip injections. Simply to alter the shape of my lips and to give them more of pout. I am happy with their size but I just wish my bottom one was slightly bigger. So naturally like any other makeup obsessed person out there you find a way to make it work! And that’s how I came across this product.

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I swear I didn’t walk into Target looking for this specific product. I had recently read somewhere that Soap and Glory had an amazing eyeliner and I wanted it! But alas they didn’t have it and I have always been curious to try their makeup products since I already loved their hand cream! While looking I noticed their lip plumper and I used to have one by TooFaced that I loveedddd but never repurchased it!

So far I like it. But does it work? I think so. It made my lips tingle and feel a little bigger but I didn’t notice much of difference. But that was my first time using it. I’m not giving up on it. I will say I hate the scent or rather, dislike! It’s like a funky chocolate smell. And not good chocolate, lol! It goes away after a while though so I can look past it. The formula is thick and sticky but I don’t mind it. I needed a break from the mattes.

I purchased mine in Clearvoyant which is a clear gloss with a tiny shimmer but there are other colors to choose from. Like a nude, pink, and even a coral. Perhaps Ill apply it remove it and line my lips to see if I notice a difference. It still retails for a lot cheaper than most lip plumping glosses, win! And maybe it’ll help me change my mind from injections!

Any Soap and Glory products you swear by? Or perhaps a foundation you love??

Lifestyle

Affordable at home Manicure

I’ve never done a post like this but this set up is too good not share! Since having the baby I haven’t had the time or heart to go to a nail salon and get a decent manicure. These products are what works best for me. I went through a lot of polishes to get this perfect set up *insert evil laugh!*

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I start off by softening and removing my cuticle with the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. It’s so easy to use: apply the product for 15 seconds (no longer than a minute), push it up with the cuticle stick, and voila clean cuticle free nails. Then I cut my nails to the desired size. For me it’s short because of the little tike. DSC_0193.png

This next step I need because I have ridges on my nails so I smooth them out a bit just to get rid of them.

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After that I wash my hands to get rid of any dust and moisturize with this Soap And Glory The Righteous Butter. It smells so good and its so thick and buttery it provides a lot of moisture.

 

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For myself gel nail polishes are my favorite! Both these polishes are affordable. The Sinful Colors retails for $1.98 at Walmart STEAL! The L.A. Colors I also got at Walmart for the same price. Now both these polishes have a top coat that promotes a longer longevity of the polish but. . .dsc_0192

These two are my go to top coats. For a salon finish I recommend the Essie Gel Setter. It’s a bit pricey but so worth it. It gives that thick wet look without having to cure it like regular salon gel polishes. The O.P.I top coat is very basic and doesn’t last as long as the essie but definitely lasts longer than any other top coat.

Now I know nothing beats the feeling of getting pampered and having a hand massage, lol, but this is a quick at home diy manicure. I love it and can vouch my nails look pretty for 2-3 weeks. I bet if I wasn’t a germaphobe with the baby and didn’t have to wash bottles every night it would last even longer.

What are some of your favorite polishes or some diy home pampering??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

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