Monday, June 18, 2018

Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation

Hello Everyone!


Earlier this month Covergirl realesed their new Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation.  After hearing so many postive reviews I wanted to try this foundation to see if it would work for my normal to oily skin.


TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation
((All product information is courtesy of Covergirl)


I took these pictures of the foundations  in Walmart last week.

Description 

From your favorite COVERGIRL foundation line comes a matte formula that isn't drying or cakey. TruBlend Matte Made's formula is developed with flexi-hold technology that creates a strong, yet flexible film on skin for durability and comfort, while the mattifying powders absorb oil and minimizes pores for a soft matte, flawless finish. Up to 12 hours of wear.


Trublend Matte Made Foundation in T40 Sun Beige 

Claims
  • 12 HR Comfort  Matte
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Oil Control
  • Transfer Resistant
  • All in 40 Shades


Me wearing Trublend Matte Made Foundation (no face powder)


I kept my makeup simple to show the foundation. The foundation feels lightweight with moderate coverage. 

My Thoughts

So far, so good! Usually my foundation shade is along the lines of honey, caramel, or tan, but in this particular foundation my shade is Sun Beige. I really love how Covergirl (and other brands) are starting to provide a larger range of shade selections. I first swatched this foundation on the back of my hand and a little product goes a long way, and it blends so well! I've worn this foundation twice so far and the claims are true except the 12 hour wear. Most of the day yes (about 8 hours), 12 hours no. That's pretty good for a foundation. I have combination skin so I'm very happy that this foundation has oil control. If you have normal to oily skin or oily skin, you may like the benefits of this foundation!

June 2018 Posts

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer Glam Makeup Feat. Tigi Cosmetics

Hello Everyone!


For today's post I wanted to create a Summer Glam makeup look. I know it's still technically Spring, but with Summer right around the corner I wanted to get started on a few Summer Makeup Looks. One could say this could be a Fourth of July Makeup Look if you want to add a little glam. For this makeup look I'll be incorporating a few makeup products from TIGI Cosmetics.

All Products Used




To prep my lids, I used Tigi Cosmetics Liquid Enhancer to wet my brush. I wanted to all the colors in Tigi Cosmetics High Density Quad Eyeshadow (Smoky   Hot) the white shade is the perfect balance to this Smokey eye. I love how intense the colors look on my lids. 


Before I set my foundation, powder, and highlighter I used Tigi Cosmetics High Definition Setting Powder  (Translucent) I love this setting powder, it applies so smoothly and it doesn't make my makeup look cakey or chalky. 


For my lips I used Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lip Liner in Kiss and Tigi Cosmetics Diamond Lipstick in Astonish.  The darker red lip liner paired with the lighter red lipstick finished this glam makeup look.

Tigi Cosmetics Used


This brand is definitely a staple in my makeup collection. I plan on making future purchases so I can create a full face of makeup using Tigi Cosmetics!

For more information and to make purchases visit



June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub and Derma E Purifying Charcoal Mask

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Derma E for review purposes. I would like to thank Derma E for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.


* Product information is courtesy of Dermae.com

Derma E recently sent over a few face products and today I wanted to share my thoughts on the skincare items. I usually change some of the products in my skincare routine during each season. I love using good exfoliating scrubs and masks especially during the warm months.

Description

Gentle enough for daily use, this detox scrub lifts away micro-pollutants and impurities while promoting oxygenation for a fresh, healthy radiance. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this revitalizing formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Kimarine Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps remove toxins from the skin’s surface. Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micro-pollutants, and Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), this formula boosts skin purity for a refreshed, glowing complexion. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

My Thoughts

This scrub is gentle, but very effective for my skin feeling so soft! I love that this scrub helps reduce oil. Since I have combination skin, I tend to have more oily skin during the Summer. I also noticed that my skin looks more blemish free when I use this scrub. I think this is going to be a holy grail product for me.

Description

Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask deeply detoxifies skin of harmful micropollutants in two ways: (1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries; (2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion. Kimarine Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, purges pores of deeply rooted toxins, then Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micropollutants. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), used this formula once or twice a week for skin that looks dramatically fresher, healthier and purely glowing.

My Thoughts

I was interested in how this mask would work for my skin since I really love the individual pack of Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask and I have the same thoughts for this mask as well. Charcoal masks are my absolute favorites types of masks to use and this masks leaves my skin looking glowing and makes my skin feel refreshed.  As I mentioned in my scrub review, my skin tends to get oily during the Summer. I'm thinking this mask will help reduce oil as well. I love that this is a gentle exfoiating mask so it doesn't irritate my skin. I like using sheet masks, but I love that this mask is available in a tube.


June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette

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BH Cosmetics released the Weekend Festival Palette about two months ago and I had to have it in my collection. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and very pigmented! You probably won't be seeing me at any outdoor festivals since it's extremely hot in South Carolina during the Summer, but that doesn' mean I can't create a makeup for the occasion right lol?! Side note I made the flower crown specifically for this palette.


BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival 20 Color Shadow
  Palette



Swatches (with flash) of the first two rows


Swatches (with flash) of the last two rows

Products Used




I used NYX Eyeshadow base in White to prep my lids.


I really wanted this makeup to be colorful so I used Swag in the tear duct and Ripple on the lid. I blended the two colors into each other.


For the outer v, and in the crease I wanted to use a bold color, so I went with Trance. To balance out the colors I went for a soft nude lip.

I don't have anything negative to say about this palette that' much I love it! The quality is amazing (with a small amount of fallout), and the colors last majority of the day. As you see from my swatches the colors are highly pigmented. I took the picture of the swatches with the flash on my camera to show the true color of each eyeshadow. I used a white primer on my lids and it made the colors that more intense. Since this was a festival inspired color, I went for a bright colorful look. The colors applied and blended so well as I created this look. 


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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

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I'm pretty excited about today's post! It's a makeup haul! What better way to celebrate Spring going into Summer than with a makeup haul?! I went with a lot of nude colors, pastels and bright colors. Since I posted this haul later than expected, I added more products to my haul. Side note: I have PR Samples in this haul from *Zoya and *Derma E.



Face Products



- Milani Baked Blush: Luminoso (05)
- Milani Baked Blush: Bella Bellini (12)


- Milani Powder Blush: Coral Cove (05)
- Milani Powder Blush: Tea Rose (08)
- Milani Powder Blush: Romantic Rose (01)
- Milani Powder Blush: Blossomtime Rose (11)
- Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette: Pink Play (01)


- Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette: Holographic   Beams (02)
- Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette: Rose Glow
  (03)
- Milani Instant Glow Powder: Sunglow/Luminescence
  (03)


- Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation (320   Honey)
- CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation (760
  Classic Tan)
- CoverGirl Trublend Mineral Pressed Powder (Tawny)
- Tigi Cosmetics High Definition Setting Powder    
  (Translucent)

Lip Products


- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Desire (07)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Enchanting    
  (10)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Charming (11)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Tenderness (2)


- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Idol (09)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Addiction (12)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Passion (06)
- Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color: Crush (03)


- Tigi Cosmetics Diamond Lipstick (Loyalty)
- Tigi Cosmetics Diamond Lipstick (Astonish)


- *Zoya Perfect Lipstick (Cameron)
- *Zoya Perfect Lipstick (Addie)
- *Zoya Perfect Lipstick (Layne)

Eye Products


- BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals- 26 Color Eyeshadow   and Blush Palette
- BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow   Palette
- BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival 20 Color Shadow
  Palette


- Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette
- Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette


- Milani 17HR Liquid Liner Stay Put Matte (01)
- MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly
- Milani Most Loved Mattes Palette (01)
- Tigi Cosmetics Liquid Enhancer
- Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lip Liner (Kiss)


I purchased these CoverGirl Mascaras after I took my intro picture

- CoverGirl Peacock Flare Mascara (795 Very Black)
- CoverGirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara (805
  Black Noir)


- Tigi Cosmetics High Density Single Eyeshadow (True     Natural)
- Tigi Cosmetics High Density Quad Eyeshadow  
  (Prostars)
- Tigi Cosmetics High Density Quad Eyeshadow (Smoky   Hot)

Beauty Tools Etc.


- Equate Beauty Jumbo Cotton Balls
- Equate Beauty Cotton Rounds
- BH Cosmetics 11 Dot Collection 11 piece Brush Set
  (Pink)
* Derma E Makeup Remover
- Beauty 360 Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
- Target Unscented On the Go Baby Wipes 20ct
- Target Refreshing Wet Cleansing Towelettes 10ct

I can't wait to share new makeup looks and reviews!

May 2018 Posts

Zoya Kisses Collection

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My Life in May 2018

Hello Everyone!


It's time for another monthly lifestyle! I wanted to get more posts up this month, but life happens. Between being busy and dealing with continuous allergy issues before I knew the end of the month was here! Well praying for June to be different (not that May was terrible). My long overdue makeup haul is coming (see my Instagram for a few sneak peaks). I'm actually working on that and other upcoming posts. Well enough of rambling and let's get started with today's post!

Selfies


It was hot and humid the day I took this picture, so I'm only wearing lipstick


I made the flower headband I'm wearing. I wanted to switch things up when I made this headband.


Classic red lipstick


Mother's Day 2018


All for the gifts for the 
wonderful woman I call mama :)


No amount of gifts can ever show I much I love and appreciate my mama. She was so surprised and love her gifts. She enjoyed her Mother's Day. 

Foods


When I don't feel like making a homemade pot pie, I'm glad KFC has pot pies.


Krispy Kreme


I was told my glazed donuts were hot. Obviously they were NOT hot (or the other two donuts)


I haven't had Fazoli's until recently. The baked spaghetti I had was pretty good. I typically like to cook my own food, but this month I ate out a little more since I haven't been feeling well from allergies.


Loaded baked potato with chives


This dish is similar to the baked italian chicken dish that I make. This dish is italian baked boneless pork chops, broccoli au gratin rice and peas.

Miscellaneous


OUCH!! This is how I started off the first day of May.  I hurt my hand and my wrist so I had to wear (and still wear from to time) a brace.



Beautiful days in Sunny South Carolina 


Another local Bath & Body Works . I just went into the store to browse the new collections.



Coming soon. My new vanity. It's already assembled. I just need to get everything in order. Look for that post in the upcoming months. 


New Foundation lol


A mini haul. I'm unsure if I'm going to the SAS since I don't need anymore candles, but I would like to check out the body care items. 



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