The Onesie Life & Haul! I’m Allergic to PRESSURE?!

Oh lord, where do I even start?! I went to the allergist and I am allergic to pressure?! Like, physical pressure. Wut.

So here’s a video if you want to hear me ramble, or if not, skip below to read a bit!

So yeah. Me and my onesie for LIFE!

I am trying to be optimistic about it, but it sucks. I’m a jeans and tshirt kind of girl. (or I guess I used to be one!)

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Influenster YSLMascara and Walmart Spring Beauty Box Unboxing

Influenster and Walmart beauty boxes

Hello all!

Today’s post & video are centered around some awesome boxed that came in my mailbox last week!

I was lucky enough to be chosen for the Influenster VOXBOX with YSL Mascara free for review, and then I bought the Walmart Beauty Box myself.

Mini Reviews:

Influenster

YSL Faux Cils Mascara: When I first opened the tube, I wasn’t sure it was something phenomenal. When I put it on the first time, I still wasn’t sure, but after using it for a few days I can tell you that it is AMAZING. Super black, though it does have a heavy scent if that kind of a thing bothers you. The packaging is amazing and so, so beautiful. I think once it’s done I’m going to keep it as a decoration… (does that make me lame?)

Walmart- 

I haven’t tried much that came in the box yet, but the few things I have tried are the perfume which is AMAZING and I need to go buy it asap, and the Nivea shower lotion, which I will have to tell you about later after I try it a few more times. So far I like it.

 

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MAC Lady Danger Dupe

MAC Lady Danger Dupe Wet N Wild Purty Persimmon

MAC Lady Danger Dupe! If you love the look of Lady Danger but not the price, try Wet N Wild Megalast lipstick in Purty Persimmon for $2.99!
MAC Lady Danger Dupe Wet N Wild Purty Persimmon

I’ve included some swatches too so you can see the colors right away! I think these are really, really close!

Swatch of Lady Danger from MakeupandBeauty.com
Swatch of Lady Danger from MakeupandBeauty.com (click image to see full post)

Now, MAC Lady Danger is a Matte and so is Wet n Wild Purty Persimmon. From these swatches I’d say it looks like Wet N Wild is even a little bit more matte than Lady Danger.

Swatch of Wet N Wild Purty Persimmon from NicoleReviewsBeauty.com
Swatch of Wet N Wild Purty Persimmon from NicoleReviewsBeauty.com (click image to see full post)

What do you think? Will you try a bold firey red orange this spring?

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Amazon:

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Where I was last week!

So last week I fell in love with a puppy, and then had to give her up. ūüôĀ It was the worst thing ever. And then I got stabbed by 80 needles at the Allergist!

Now of my childhood best friends/brothers has had a fatal accident and today I’m headed to say goodbye before they have to take him off life support. Please excuse the lack of posts last week and this upcoming week.

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Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Dupes

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Dupe NYX Radiant Finishing Powder

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Dupes for those of you who want a flawless finish for a fraction of the price!

The Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder comes in at a whopping $50! The NYX one will only set you back $9 and if your budget is tight you can go with the elf one for $3!
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Dupe NYX Radiant Finishing Powder

I think the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder is a great dupe for the Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Porcelain Pearl! They both are just a little tiny bit shimmery to give you a really awake, glowing complexion. If you want to see a great video comparing the two, watch this video from CoffeeBreakWithDani!

Now, of course, the packaging of the Bobbi Brown is way sturdier and so pretty! But if you just want the results? Go for the NYX.
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Dupe elf Tone Correcting Powder

If your budget is really tight, or if you just want a really simple tone correcting setting powder, you can go for the $3 elf powder! This is one of my very favorite setting powders by the way! I have gone through, completely 100% two of these bad boys! If you have a super pale complexion like me this powder is a godsend because it is also so light! (A warning for you darker toned beauties- it may be too pale/white cast! I’d look up some swatches to see if it will be too light for you- see below for a warmer dupe!)

Now, the elf one does not have any shimmer in it like the Bobbi Brown one, so that could be a good or a bad thing depending on your tastes.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Brightening Nudes Dupe NYX Radiant Finishing Powder Sunkissed

Moving on to a bit more warm toned finishing powder- the Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder also comes in a shade called Brightening Nudes.

NYX has a similar warm toned finishing powder called Sunkissed which I think (once swirled) is pretty close. So again, if you want to save $40ish, try the NYX first. Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Brightening Nudes Dupe elf Tone Correcting Powder in Shimmer

And again, elf has a warmer toned finishing powder too! This one also has a kiss of shimmer, unlike the tone correcting one.

What tone correcting powder is your favorite?

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Elf: Tone Correcting Shimmer They also have a warm toned Correcting Powder

NYX: Brighten Sunkissed

Sephora: Porcelain Pearl Brightening Nudes

Or shop on Amazon!

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Benefit Lemon Aid Dupe

Benefit Lemon Aid Dupe elf Cover Everything Concealer Corrective Yellow

Last week I posted a dupe for the Ben Nye Banana Powder, so this week I wanted to continue on the yellow trend.

Benefit Lemon Aid is a yellow concealer that brightens your undereye area like no other, and is a great corrective eyeshadow primer as well! But for $20?

If you’re not sure if you want to hand over your $20, try out this $2 Benefit Lemon Aid Dupe! elf Essential Cover Everything Concealer in Corrective Yellow!

You can find it online on their site, on Amazon, or at Target!

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Elf: e.l.f. Essential Cover Everything Concealer $2

Amazon:

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First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula

First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula

Hi all! First and foremost: This is my 100th post! Ahhh! Thank you all for making this possible!

So a couple weeks ago I found some Physicians Formula makeup at the Dollar Tree (watch the haul!) and I was simply over the moon. I have seen so many people find their makeup at the Dollar Tree but I had no luck. They were putting them out on the shelves as I passed by that aisle, and I quickly swooped in and grabbed one of each thing I saw.

Products:

First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula Physicians Formula  Retro Glow Mosaic Powder in Translucent Glow (B+)
Physicians Formula  Happy Booster Blush/Bronzer in Bronze Rose (A-)
Physicians Formula  Organics Wear Face Sculpting Trio (F-)
Physicians Formula  Shimmer Strips in Smokey Hazel Eyes (C)

So I was really surprised how much these suck. They are brand name, but Physicians Formula repackaged these into really, really crappy packaging. So bad I don’t even know if I will keep them! They feel so cheap, and don’t even say the brand name or the shade name (or ANYTHING) on them, so good luck remembering what they are.

The Shimmer Strips almost broke my fingernail each time I opened it. I was playing with the shades the other day and when I opened it- the lid flew across the room and cracked. What.

Then there was the Organics Wear Sculpting Trio- SO BAD! No matter what I did I could not get any product to come off- even when I scratched it with my fingernail! When I pressed really hard I was able to get some on my finger but when I swatched it on my hand it came off chunky and greasy and weird.

The two winners were the Happy Booster blush and the Retro Glow powder. The bronzer is VERY sheer though, so if you don’t like that I wouldn’t recommend it. I haven’t tested the powder enough to tell if it is a good powder, but it at least swatched pretty on my hand.

The long and the short of it is that I will never buy Physicians Formula products at the Dollar Tree ever again. (Unless it is in real packaging!) I’m just going to wait for a buy one get one free or a 40% off sale at the drugstore.

Have you bought any brand name items from the Dollar Tree? How were they?

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elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil- Review

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil

Hi lovelies! Here’s a quick look at elf’s new $2 Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil!

The elf website says “This slim mechanical pencil shapes, defines, and fills in brows for a natural, polished look. The dual-sided design applies color with the fine tip liner on one side and tames and combs brows with the other to create natural and defined-looking eyebrows.”

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

We will see! I’ve been using it daily and I am still just ‘meh’ about it. I wish it had some sort of a sharpener, because now it’s more like an eyebrow crayon. I do love the spoolie and how it can feather out the product in your eyebrow.

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil Swatches

Link to elf page: (non-aff) http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/eyes/eyebrows/instant_lift_brow_pencil
It comes in Taupe, Neutral Brown, and Deep Brown.

I still like their Studio Eyebrow kit much better, and it’s only $1 more! http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/eyes/eyebrows/eyebrow_kit
This kit comes in 4 colors- Ash, Light, Medium, and Dark and has a gel/wax on one side and a matching powder on the other.

 

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Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

The new elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner is a great little felt tip pen! It’s tip wasn’t as fine as I’d like it to be, and it wasn’t as black as I’d hoped for.

Elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner

The elf site says:

This quick-dry formula instantly enhances the lash line with rich and long-lasting color. The felt tip pen allows you to create a sleek or bold line with complete precision. It glides on smoothly without smudging, feathering, or running!
While I agree that it dries quickly and definitely does not smudge, I don’t agree with the precision. (Which is what I look for most in an eyeliner)

Elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner Swatches

You can see from the swatches here that you can really play around with the thickness of the line. What you can’t see is that when you are pressing just the tip, the tip bends and deposits product further down the tip. (I show you in the video.)

You get very pigmented swatches, but I don’t feel like it came across as black on my eyes. Not as black as say a gel eyeliner.

Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

Buy it from elf!

 

 

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Ben Nye Banana Powder Dupe

Ben Nye Banana Powder Dupe Elf HD Powder Corrective Yellow

Everyone raves about the Ben Nye Banana Powder, but I don’t think you need to lay down that kind of money for a yellow powder.

I already am a HUGE fan of elf’s HD powder so was looking at what other options it comes in. (In case you’re curious, they have Sheer, Shimmer, Corrective Yellow, and SPF 45)¬† When I saw the yellow I jumped for joy!

$6 is not bad for 8 grams of product, but if you want to wait for a sale you can reduce that to $3! I’ve seen elf have sales between 20-50% off, so keep your eye out and grab this¬†Ben Nye Banana Powder Dupe next time you order!

Ben Nye Banana Powder Dupe

Ben Nye Banana Powder Dupe Elf HD Powder Corrective Yellow

Also, if you’re not fond of the HD powders from elf- they also have a yellow mineral one!

e.l.f. Mineral Booster Corrective Yellow- elf link

elf mineral booster- corrective yellow

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Elf:

e.l.f. Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection

e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder- Corrective Yellow

Or buy on Amazon! (affiliate)

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