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Ulta Haul

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I haven’t really been in the shopping mood recently (I’ve only been to the mall like once in the past several weeks), but I was excited to go to Ulta with my mom and my sister Sunday. I picked up a few things that I’ve been wanting to try and other products that I have used up and wanted to replenish.

So I bought two Maybelline lipsticks from their Sensational Vivids line. Wild Rose (on the left) and On Fire Red (on the right) were my picks. I also picked up two of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lip glosses in Snow Pink and Sugar Violet. I had Sugar Violet already but it’s practically gone now.

Of course, I had to pick up my favorite nail polish remover, which is made by Ulta. I am telling you, all you have to do is stick your nails in and they come out clean with very little work. Love this remover! And yes, I needed two!

All Maybelline and Revlon products were buy one, get one 50% off so I got a pretty good deal on these lippies. I also had a $3.50 off coupon, which always helps. There were a ton of things on sale, so you may want to check out your local Ulta stores when you get a chance.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! xx

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Fuchsia Lips…

I am totally on the fuchsia lips kick right now! Check out the swatches below:

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  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever (lined with Mac’s lip liner in Currant) – This is a pale pink that I could wear with or without a lip liner. Its soooo creamy and just glides on your lips. I would definitely recommend these color sensational lipsticks if you are looking to try color but don’t want to spend too much money (about $6).
  2. Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Plaza – This lipstick is amazing! Because I like color but don’t always want to call too much attention to my lips, this one is perfect for those days that I want to be a little more subtle. It is pigmented, but you will have to build the color up to make it more opaque. Its very moisturizing and glides on very smoothly. It also stains your lips a bit ($30).
  3. Cover Girl Lipstick in Spellbound – This lipstick is so incredibly opaque! It’s a gorgeous fuchsia, very similar to Mac’s Girl About Town but is much more moisturzing (about $6).
  4. Mac Lipstick in Pink Nouveau (lined with Mac’s lip liner in Vino) – This a VERY pale pink and I always have to tone it down with a lip liner or I will look like I have pink paste on my lips! It requires some work and is a little drying (about $15).

Out of all of these colors, I always reach for the Maybelline and the Dior lipsticks. If I had recommend one, I would def recommend the Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks for their variety of color and the price. You would def get more bang for your buck!

I hope you all enjoy this post and I will talk to you all soon! Muah! XOXO…

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My Beauty Favs

There are some make-up products that I absolutely cannot live without!! Well, perhaps I could live without a few of these, but I don’t want to! Check out all of my favorite go-to products at the moment:

  1. Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar – I use this brow box every single day! It includes everything you need to groom, tweeze and fill-in your eyebrows. It even includes a tiny angled brush!
  2. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Trinidad – This foundation goes on very smooth and sheer, which works well for me since I don’t necessarily need full coverage. I normally set it with Mac’s Mineralized Skin Finish.
  3. Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Deep Dark – I’ve been using this powder for a few years now and I still love it. For days when I don’t want to go through the process of beating my entire face, I will wear this alone instead of foundation. In the sun, it has a little shimmer to it, which gives a nice glow.
  4. NARS Blush in Amour – I just recently purchased this blush, but I am loving it so far. Even though I have to reapply it during the day, I find that it is very pigmented.
  5. Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pen in Black – I’ve tried a lot of eyeliners, but I love this one because once you put it on, it does not move! I have oily eyelids so for the most part my eyeliners usually transfer onto my upper lids when I don’t wear eyeshadow. I don’t have that problem with this eyeliner. Feels like I am lining my eyes with a sharpie!
  6. Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara in Black – I love YSL’s Radical Noir Mascara, but since that is $30 and this one is only $6…I am settling for the Maybelline Falsies Flared! Regardless, this mascara is great. It elongates my lashes and if I apply more than one coat then I get great volume without looking overdone. I definitely think this is one of the best drug store mascaras…
  7. Revlon Lipstick in Fuchsia Fusion – I had been wearing Mac’s Girl About Town, but I find that it can be quite drying so when I heard that Revlon had a color that was similar, I decided to try it. I love this color, it really brightens my face and makes me feel like a true grown up!

I am normally a gloss girl, but somehow lipsticks have crept their way into my life…Lol. I didn’t list any eyeshadows because I haven’t been wearing eyeshadows much lately. When I do, I either use the Urban Decay Naked Palette or the NYX Runway Collection Palette in Champagne and Caviar (both are neutral colored palettes).

June – July Beauty Haul/Favorites

I’m not going to list all of the beauty products I’ve purchased over the past 2 months, but I will list the ones I think are noteworthy. Let’s start with the make-up…

Make-Up:

Urban Decay Naked Palette – I’ve been wanting this palette for quite some time. It has very nuetral colors that work well for me since I don’t wear bright colors on my eyes. It comes with an eyeshadow brush and a small bottle of Urban Decay Primer Potion. Great for brown smokey eye looks. (Sephora, $48)

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen – I love this eyeliner. It goes on very smooth and is quite easy to use. I have oily lids, and with many other eyeliners, if I don’t have on eyeshadow my eyeliner transfers onto my upper lid, which looks terrible. This eyeliner doesn’t do that at all. Loves it! (Target, About $7)

Maybelline Falsies Flared – I would def say that this mascara is comparable to many department store mascaras (i.e. YSL Faux Cils, which I’ve previously blogged about). This mascara elongates my lashes and gives me a lot of volume without clumping. (Target About $6)

Nail Polish:

 

Here is the list of the nail polish from left to right:

  1. China Glaze – Fairy Dust (Sally’s, About $3.99)
  2. Revlon – Pink Chiffon (Target, About $3.75)
  3. China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy (Sally’s, About $3.99)
  4.  Forever 21’s Love and Beauty – Light Aqua (Forever 21, $2.80)
  5. Forever 21’s Love and Beauty – Pink (Forever 21, $2.80)
  6. Forever 21’s Love and Beauty – Periwinkle (Forever 21, $2.80)