Makeup Graveyard- Makeup I’m Tossing

Hello & Happy Monday! This weekend I FINALLY sat down and filmed a video I’ve been trying to get around to filming for SO LONG!

This was inspired by a) moving a year ago and b) PinkSoFoxy’s Declutter Your Life series. My boyfriend and I went through a crazy decluttering of our own two years ago after reading Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer and let so much of our stuff go to better homes. But the one thing I never got around to cleaning out was my makeup.

So when we moved last October, I sat down and pulled out all the old, expired, or never used products. I’m ashamed to admit I think I only saved about half of what I threw away back then for this video, but I think this is a pretty good sum anyways.

They’ve been sitting in a drawer waiting for me to blog or film about, and Tati of GlamLifeGuru started doing her Makeup Graveyard videos, and then Allison Anderson just did a post on her blog about clearing out her lipstick drawer… and I just needed to sit down and film it for you! (links to those at the end if you want to watch/read them)

So, what’s in your makeup graveyard?

If you do a post or a video, leave a link in the comments! I can’t wait to see them!

I know some of the swatches didn’t show up very will on camera, so here’s some more up close photos! (I didn’t edit any of the photos so hopefully the colors come across as true as possible!)

YOU CAN CLICK ON THEM FOR LARGER VIEWING :)

Makeup Graveyard- Wnw Lipsticks Makeup Graveyard- Wnw Lipsticks Makeup Graveyard- Wnw Lipsticks Makeup Graveyard- Lipglosses Makeup Graveyard- Lipglosses Makeup Graveyard- Lipglosses Elf Eyeshadow- Nudes Elf Eyeshadows- Brights Elf Eyeshadows LA Colors Eyeshadows LA Colors Eyeshadow Swatches Elf Cream Eyeliner- Dried Up NYC Eyeshadow Jordana Eyeshadow Primer Physicians Formula Baked Eyeshadow Elf Eye Brightening Eyeshadow Makeup Graveyard- Eye stuff Editor's Pick Eyeshadow Trio Wet n Wild Bronzer Nail Polishes

& Here’s the links to the video & blogs….

PinkSoFoxy’s Declutter Your Life series 

Tati’s videos

Allison’s blog  post

Muah! Hugs and kisses! Love you all!

How To Shave Your Legs

Are you just learning how to shave, but not sure where to start? Never fear, I’m here to teach you how to shave your legs and armpits! Here’s almost 15 years of shaving tips in 20 mins!

Let me be your sister for the day and teach you all the tricks I know, okay? I’ll also answer questions like “When should I start shaving? How far up my legs should I shave? Can everyone see my hair growing out? Does shaving make my hair grow back faster?”

Let me know if you have any questions!

Steps:

1) Exfoliate! Let your skin soak while you’re in the shower for 5-10 mins before you start shaving so it has time to soften the hairs.
2) Shave! SLOWLY until you learn your body! Then you can go a little faster. Rinse your razor every swipe!
3) Moisturize! Lotion up!

Products I recommend:
A good razor! (Like a Gilette Venus, Bic Soleil, or Dollar Shave Club. Buy the Venus at Costco for the best price! 1 pack will last about 6-12 months!)
Shave Gel! (I like the Aveeno for Sensitive Skin)
St. Ives Apricot Scrub (generic versions are great!)
A natural loofa!
Lotion!
If you want to try out the Dollar Shave Club, click here for their site https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/ or click this link to help get me free razors! http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/sarahatlipstickdupe (Not affiliate, they’re just an awesome company that gives rewards to their customers for recommending new people!)

Summer Drugstore Haul

Hey ladies! What products have you picked up recently? What have you been loving or hating?

Summer Drugstore Haul!
Products Mentioned:
Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter ($2)
Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub ($2)
Super Dry Top Coat ($1)
Pure Ice Nail Polish in Home Run ($1)
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Nail Polish in Firm Fig ($2)
Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Polish in I Red A Good Book ($3)
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in Don’t Blink Pink ($2)
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in Stoplight Red ($2)
Wet N Wild Megaliner Liquid Liner in 861 Black ($3)
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 ($9)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on Top ($8)
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Laquer in Big Bang ($6)
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Laquer in Apocaliptic ($6)
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara in 301 Black ($3)
Jordana Fabuliner BOLD in 01 Black ($4)
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Black Point ($3)
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips Lipliner in Rock n Rose ($2? $3?) DUPE FOR MAC SPICE
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips Lipliner in Tawny ($2? $3?) DUPE FOR MAC SUBCULTURE
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips Lipliner in Sedona Red ($2? $3?) DUPE FOR MAC REDD

Where else to find me:
Blog: http://lipstickdupe.com/
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I won a giveaway! Adore Cosmetics

Hi all! I just wanted to quickly share something exciting: I won my first prize EVER! I entered on Twitter or Rafflecopter…. I don’t really remember. I was so surprised when they told me I won a few weeks later!

I’m one of those people who just have bad luck with winning prizes; raffles, giveaways, claw machines, carnival games… Whereas my older brother wins every single thing he enters. He’s won a year of ice cream, a wind surfing board, teddy bears the size of Mars, and more wacky stuff. I guess you could say he has all the luck.

Anyways, Adore Organic Innovation (or just Adore Organics) was hosting a giveaway and I entered and won! When I was giving them my address I mentioned that this was the first time I’d ever won anything, and they added some extra samples too!

I am in love with the lotion! It’s been about a week since I shot this video, and I loveeee the lotion! It’s amazing and I will probably buy it from their website once I run out.

Muah! Thank you Adore!

I’m loving the shining/buffing block too! My hands are loving you!

I’ll let you know on Twitter or Instagram when I use the samples. I can’t to use the 24K gold one!

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Hask Keratin Protein Deep Conditioner

Hello beautiful!

Yes, you. Sitting there with your left hand on your face and one leg tucked up under you. :) (Was I right?)

I discovered a super cheap hair mask that I am now OBSESSED with, and I want you to know about it too. My hair has been super soft, un-frizzy, and manageable since I did the mask on Saturday morning and I can’t wait to use the other half of the package! My hair is shortish right now so I didn’t need to use the whole packet, but if my hair was still long I could see myself applying the whole thing no problem. It smells really nice and you let it sit for about 10 mins. I let mine sit in for about 15, and then rinsed it out. I was really scared that it would be hard to get it all out of my hair, but it only took marginally longer to rinse it out vs a normal conditioner.

So, have you tried anything from Hask? Is there something else from the line I should try?

What’s your HOLY GRAIL hair mask/treatment? My top favs are the Hayashi System 911 Emergency Pak, the L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm (the yellow one), coconut oil, and then the Hask Keratin Protein Deep Conditioner

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June Favorites 2014

Hello my lovelies! How are you all?

I can’t even believe were halfway through the year already! My how time flies when you’re having fun and trying out all sorts of new beauty products! Here are my most used products from last month, and a few that I’ve only recently starting using but that I love so much!

June Favorites 2014

13 Wet N Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick Dupes!: http://lipstickdupe.com/13-wet-n-wild-mega-matte-lipstick-dupes/
Sigma Dupes?: http://tealandcoral.com/2014/04/11/new-makeup-brushes-dupes-sigma-brushes/
Jackie Chan Hair if you missed it in the video or on Twitter.  chanyoung Do any of you live in the Bay Area? I’m looking for a new stylist!

List of products:
Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray
Quantum Riveting Reds Shampoo
Olay Shine, Shine Go Away
Elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
ecoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller
Elf HD Lifting Concealer in Fair
Rimmel London Stay Matte BB Cream
Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in 004 Sandstorm
Angled Flat Top Brush
Elf HD Blush in Headliner
NYX Tea Rose
Wet N Wild Cherry Picking

 

So tell me, what were your favorites this month?

xoxo,

Sarah

Dollar Shave Club Review!

My review of the Dollar Shave Club! Fantastic razors for girls and boys, legs and faces, you and me!

So far, I am in love! I bought the $6/month package, and changed out my blade out after about a week and a half to two weeks. It works out great so that I can split the package in half with my boyfriend and we each get fresh, sharp razors all month long!

Click here to get your razors and help me get me free ones! http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/sarahatlipstickdupe  (or, if you don’t want to get me free razors, click here: https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/)

(Not affiliate! Just like the darn razors & want more free ones! Also, seriously, have you seen how expensive razors are now? It’s crazy. I’d rather buy lipstick.)

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Products I’ve Used Up: Empties #1

Hey ladies! How are you all?

Wanna go through my trash with me? I love empties videos! How about you?

I filmed a couple more videos this week too, but am headed off to MA to help my best friend move home on Saturday morning, and don’t know when we’ll be back. (We’re driving from MA to CA.)

Tomorrow I have to be in a meeting most of the day, and then pack, but if I have time I will film a What’s in my carry on? video too! Would you like to see that?

Muah! hugs & kisses,

Sarah

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elf haul and mini reviews!

Hello my beautiful readers!

Have I told you lately that I love you? Cause I love you ALL!

You know what else I love? Makeup. Even better? Inexpensive makeup! I bought some new stuff off eyeslipsface.com (not affiliate) to try out, and most of it is not so amazing. Some of it I haven’t made up my mind yet, and some is amazing!

Watch below for my elf haul and mini reviews!

Have you tried elf before? What are your favorite products? What should I avoid?

What I bought:
e.l.f. Essential Blending Eye Brush
e.l.f. Essential Lip Defining Brush
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pot- Ain’t That Sweet
e.l.f. Studio Hydrating Under Eye Primer
e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit- Light
e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
e.l.f. Studio HD Blush- Headliner
e.l.f. Studio HD Lifting Concealer- Fair
e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

Mystery Grab Bag:
e.l.f. Gem Blush Brush- Purple
e.l.f. Gem Eyeliner Brush- Purple
e.l.f. Essential All Over Color Stick- Toasted
e.l.f. Essential Shimmer Lip Gloss- Hope
e.l.f. Studio 36-Piece Geometic Eyeshadow Book- II Addition
e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon- Champagne

Muah! xoxo!

<3 Sarah

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How To Dye Your Hair At Home

Summer is almost here and I am so ready for it! I love dying my hair, but have been on a super long hair detox so my hair would recover from too many dyes. I lasted for almost 3 years without dying my hair, and I am so ready for a change.  Not only have I been on a no dye detox, but I’ve also been trying to use better products for styling, and use much less heat than I used to.

L'Oreal Paris Feria Hair Color - Intense Medium Auburn (R57)Anyways, I’m getting off topic.. I’m dying my hair red again! But this time, I’m going super red! Or at least it looks super red in the box. I used the L’Oreal Paris Feria Hair Color in Intense Medium Auburn (R57) this time, and to be honest I’m not sure that I like it.

The front of the box reads  “Power Reds High Intensity Shimmering Color.” And by Shimmering, they mean glitter. I have glitter on my scalp. I have glitter all over my body. I have a shimmering pillow case and towel. But my hair isn’t any more shiny than before. And it did not come out as red as I thought it would, it’s more of a purpley red than a true red. (Which isn’t a problem for me because I love that color, but what if I expected a true red out of this?)

Muah! Love you ladies! Are you thinking of dying your hair soon? Send me pics! @LipstickDupe on twitter, or here, or on youtube!

How To Dye Your Own HairHow To Dye Your Own Hair

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