beauty

Lancôme “Teint Idole Ultra” Foundation

about maybe 2 weeks ago I made up my mind that I would search high and low for a new foundation to try that wasn’t drugstore since I’ve tried a few and they’re not bad but hey, maybe the grass is greener lol
I went into Macy’s and was met with the most adorable makeup artist ever. He sat me down and put these creams and founadtion on my face and made me look amazing, so I said I WANT THIS.. I got this foundation and a sample of the moisturizer her put on me all for $48-ish, almost $50, which makes this the most expensive foundation I’ve bought.. Ever, I think.
Excitedly, I get home and I can’t wait to use it myself and see what this “luxe” brand is all about.
First thing I  have to mention is that the packaging is amazing. it’s very pretty looking and the bottle comes with a pump, which is just sublime. So, I wash my face that evening and decide to start using the moisturizer right away since I was in DIRE need of moisturizer.. so as I’m using the moisturizer, also by Lancome, I’m noticing my face is looking a little healthier and I love it. A few days go by and I decide to take out my newly bought foundation and try this on myself.
I really loved the way it looked on me. It gave my face this natural looking glow and it really does not look like I’m wearing makeup at all. I liked that a lot.. The only issue I found with it was that it is really not full coverage and I appreciate full coverage makeup a lot. This foundation at first when I applied it, I wasn’t really sure of it. and I don’t know if it’s just me, but as the day went on, it looked better LOL so by the end of the day I was really happy with it and didn’t wanna remove my makeup.
Now, this foundation IS really great and it looks very amazing and I’m glad I got it, but would I get it again? No. Mainly because I also picked up a Covergirl foundation and also tried it and found that it had a VERY similar effect. and I paid $7 for this Covergirl foundation which I REALLY love. So if I can get a great foundation that doesn’t look cakey, gives a nice glow to the face, and wears naturally and lightweight, I’m going for Covergirl. it’s convenient and inexpensive. Not that Lancome isn’t a great option if you don’t mind spending a little more, but “beauty on a budget” is my motto, what can I say, I’m frugal that way.

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The Covergirl foundation in question, I’ll leave for another post. My favorite drugstore foundation is still by Revlon. As far as higher end stuff, Lancome just wasn’t for me. But hey, I’ll keep looking :D

My first Ipsy bag (WOO!)

So, I’ve been MIA for a bit. Lots of stuff happening.
Friend drama, work drama, apartment complex drama.. way too much for my life!
But in the midst of all this drama, this happened:

 

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I GOT MY FIRST IPSY BAG YAY!!! This came in a bright pink envelope that David (My Fiance) was too excited to way for me to open myself so he of course tore the bag open and opened all of the contents of my bag. He sucks for taking away my unboxing moment lol
The bag was also bright pink, pretty, a little cheap feeling. I wasn’t surprised there and I don’t really care for the bag since the odds of me actually using the bag is nonexistent.
Inside this pink bag of goodies, I got a Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream eyeshadow. I was really excited about this because I like cream shadows, it’s easy to wear, and it also acts like a primer. No losing there.
Next I got a Healthy Sexy Hair “Soy Renewal” Beach spray.. According to the bottle, it gives you a “beach look” while conditioning and texturizing and it also has Argan oil..IDK about most, but my “beach hair” look is normally not a pretty one.. Hence why I DO NOT go to the beach.. Ever.. So the thought of me using a spray that gives me beach hair is scary to me.. But since I have it, I will use it and see what happens lol.
Following that, I got “Dark Tanning Oil”.. No. just no.. This follows with the whole “I don’t go to the beach” thing. No tanning!!!
Lastly, I received a pop beauty bronzer and a “tinted” balm by PIXI

The items in the bag were somewhat expected, as we all in the middle of summer and I’m sure a lot of people will heavily enjoy the contents of their summer bag. I am not one of those people though lol. I’ll probably end up giving the tanning stuff to my mother, since she is a fellow beach goer…and will keep the bronzer and lip balm which I used and like :D

Looking forward to more ipsy bags! :D!

Facebook

Facebook is where we spend most of our time these days. It’s a great way to keep up with friends, family, and everything else for that matter. So it is no surprise that most, if not all of us have Facebook!

So with this said, I’d like to bring up my Facebook and ask everyone who reads this to please check out my page and if you like it, please like it!

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If you look around my blog you can also find my Instagram and Twitter pages and if you want to like them too, well hey, that’s even cooler :)

 

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a moment of vanity

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So I have a new scarf and all these new headbands that I decided to pile on my head LOL also spent my entire lunch hour playing with eyeshadows :) I’m hungry :( but I think I’m getting a little better at it lol!!
Of course, this is nothing fancy what I did, but to me it is a bug deal because I just am NOT good at using eye shadow. Since I was able to wear makeup, I have never been good with it lol I always ended up looking like I got punched in the face and that is def not a good look at all.. ever.. unless your look is “battered woman” then fine.. but that’s not the look I want lol!!
I’ll keep trying to do my best to implement eye shadow into my everyday routine, but I took an hour today just to do eyeshadow.. that’s a bit much. I seriously need to not spend an hour on my face lol.

Day 23: “Eyeshadow”

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These are by Hard Candy and I’m surprised that they work as well as they do. Eyeshadow is not something I’m very good at.. in fact, I heavily suck at it, but I’ve made the decision to start incorporating it into my routine since I do want to learn, so I had decided to invest in something inexpensive that I can learn with. So I bought the purple cased one first. I was so surprised at how nice the colors are, so I went back to the store and bought the other 2 palates so I can have more colors to play with lol. I’m starting small, nothing crazy, but I will get this down lol
So for someone who never gets eyeshadow, this is something cheap and great to start with! When I get better, I’ll be maybe investing in something with more variety, but for now, this has been more than perfect.

 

Has anyone ever tried these eyeshadows?
Any tips on eyeshadow I should know about?
I would love to hear it all lol :)

Day 19: “Blush” (Late)

I’m not a huge fan of blush. I just don’t like it.

But sometimes my face looks just too plain and I am drawn to add some color. I’m sure it’s a struggle we’re all too familiar with..
So when I do need to not look so vampyric, I go with a nice blush from “Milani”

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A simple blush. It gives a nice light pink color to the cheeks which is nice. Sometimes you do need a slight hint of color in there. and it’s not an overwhelming type of color. It’s pretty. It wear ever so nicely and milani isn’t expensive either which is ideal for me since I don’t really want to spent a lot on something I use every once in a while.. a long, long while lol

Day 18: “Hand Cream”

I use 2 awesome things to keep my hands soft and it has been working out fantastically.

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I talked about this scrub in another post and it’s generally what I use to keep my face clean and it works well and smells very good but I also use it on to exfoliate my hands and make them all nice and soft :)

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Cocoa Butter on the hands and pretty much anywhere else is always a good thing. It helps the your hands all soft and pretty and if applied consistently it can also help with Stretch marks! So cocoa butter is def something to keep around :)

So that is what I use to keep my hands soft and pretty ^_^