Makeup Graveyard Day 3- Primers

Makeup Graveyard Day 3 Primers

I am SO glad I pre-filmed a bunch of videos! Not only do I have this class, but I ate/wore/did something that set off my hives so bad! I am COVERED. Ugh.

In this Makeup Graveyard, I sorted through primers, but since filming this I discovered the elf SPF 20 Primer is nowhere are good as the original primer, so I think I’m going to pass that along. I also tried out the undereye primer again, and I really don’t like it. My concealer only lasted 1/2 the amount of time it usually does.

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Makeup Graveyard Day Two- Powders

Makeup Graveyard Day Two- Powders via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

Makeup Graveyard Day Two- Powders

Makeup Graveyard Day Two- Powders via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.comDay 2 is upon us, and I didn’t do as well on this round as I wanted. When I started, I thought that I could get rid of 6 or more, but I only got rid of 4. I’m okay with that, but I’d like to try to use up a bunch of these soon.

Do any of you to Project 10 Pan? How does it work? Do you just pick out 10 products and give yourself a date to use them up by, or are there seasonal rounds where everyone does them together?

Powders are something I used to use a TON because my skin was much more oily than it is now. Your skin really does start to change in your 20s, but for me it’s quite good! I love not being so oily, but I am a total noob at makeup for dry skin! I still get oily in the Tzone and around my nose, but everywhere else is parched.

My best tip for that kind of combination skin, by the way, is to use a heavier moisturizer on your dry patches, and a much lighter/for oily skin moisturizer on your oily parts! Same goes for face masks! Don’t put a clay mask all over your face if you don’t need it!

Anyways, on to Makeup Graveyard Day Two- Powders!

Are any of you allergic to Salicylic Acid too?  It sucks! Leave me a comment if you are too, or if you have any product review requests!

 

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Makeup Graveyard Day One- Foundations

Makeup Graveyard Day One Foundations and Concealers via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

Makeup Graveyard Day One- Foundations & Concealers

Makeup Graveyard Day One Foundations and Concealers via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

Who’s ready for another Makeup Graveyard series!? I am both overwhelmed by how much I have, but I also have a lot of products that are too old, a bad formula, or I just plain old don’t like it. I was only planning on doing makeup, but then I started gathering all my lotions and haircare from around the house and knew I needed to declutter those as well. For those of you who enjoy having a large collection of makeup, right on! I thought I would really enjoy it, but to be honest I feel like it stumped my makeup creativity. Every time I opened my drawers there was far too much in there, and I wound up reaching for the same products over and over and over and over again. I was in a mega makeup rut.

I decided that there would be 12 videos, and I tried to keep them as short as possible, but some are over 20 mins long! (Which is great for those who love long videos!)

(On the more personal side- I filmed all of these in one sitting but am breaking them up into 12 videos, 3 each week for 4 weeks. I just started a month long intensive class, and really need to concentrate on passing it, and then the two separate certification exams at the end! So I pre-filmed a series and really hope you all enjoy! I am going to try to post some other videos and some new dupes as well, but no promises.)

It feels so good to sit down at my vanity and know that everything in those drawers are things I like!

Do you do Makeup Graveyard / Declutter videos? I would love to watch yours!

 

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MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe!

MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe NYX Matte Alabama via @lipstickdupe

Hello loves! Happy Monday!

I wanted to start off your week with a MAC dupe! MAC dupes are my favorite, mainly because there is not a MAC store anywhere near me, but there are a ton of drugstores!

MAC Viva Glam 1 is this amazing, bright red. But it’s not firey red. It’s just that perfect, everyday or special even, red.
MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe NYX Matte Alabama via @lipstickdupe

I found the dupe on Pinterest with this swatch photo, and thought I had to share it with all of you!

MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe NYX Alabama
MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe NYX Alabama from luuux.com

 

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Collective Haul! April 2015 |Dollar Tree, Target & more!

Collective Haul April 2015 Dollar Tree, Target, Walgreens, and Rite Aid!

This week I wound up returning a bunch of stuff I didn’t like, and getting new things to try! Also, the Dollar Tree happened again because I needed wrapping paper…. and who can only buy what you NEED there?! It’s like going into Sephora, you always leave with more!

I finally found a foundation that matches me right now, in between my awkward I-haven’t-seen-the-sun-in-months stage and the equally awkward I-sunburnt-my-forehead-because-I-forgot-sunscreen-was-a-thing stage. Gotta love Spring! And of course, now it’s raining again. Go figure.

I am so unbelievably happy I found the new Silver Lake collection from Wet N Wild that had more than just the California Roll palette left! They had the blues, the pinks, and the purples left. I was really hoping to grab the nudes too, but it was the only one that was sold out.

I thought since I didn’t swatch them on camera, I’d take some photos for you here!

Wet n Wild Thrift Store Chic Swatches Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Swatches Wet n Wild Nutty Swatch Lipstick Swatches Wet N Wild Wine Room Jordana Rock n Rouge Jordana Honey Love

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NEW Dollar Shave Club Boogie’s Hair Products

Dollar Shave Club Boogie's Hair Products via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

Hello ladies and gentlemen! This post is for two groups: My male readers, and my female readers with a close man friend that they would love to smell absolutely heavenly!

Dollar Shave Club was nice enough to send me all 5 of their NEW Boogie’s hair styling products! It came as a total surprise! They have 5 new hair styling gels, clays, and creams that all smell like the perfect man.  I’m not even kidding, for the last week I’ve kept the Hair Clay on my desk so I can smell it whenever I want!

THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST! But, if you use My Link, I get $5 in credit with them to buy more razors! http://shaved.by/cc6Zo If you don’t want to use my link, then Google Dollar Shave Club and you will find them.

Dollar Shave Club Boogie’s Hair Products:

Products in order of appearance:

Boogie’s Casual Hair Clay- High Hold, Matte Finish ($10 for 2 oz)

Boogie’s True Hair Fiber- Medium Hold, Matte Finish ($10 for 2 oz)

Boogie’s Smart Hair Paste- Medium Hold, Low Shine ($10 for 3.4 oz)

Boogie’s Dream Hair Cream- Low Hold, Low Shine ($10 for 3.4 oz)

Boogie’s Bold Hair Gel- High Hold, High Shine ($10 for 5.5 oz, $7 for 3.4 oz)

So far my boyfriend is loving the Bold Hair Gel! Which one sounds best for you? (Or your man?)
Dollar Shave Club razors (I like the $6/month pack that comes with 4 razor cartridges) http://shaved.by/bJ988
Dollar Shave Club Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iet1hSH7xM0
How To Shave Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO0VEAhAdtw

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Plan With Me! April 2015

Plan With Me April 2015 via @lipstickdupe

Hello!

Today is the second, but I was too bust yesterday to sit down and plan my month. I thought it might be nice for you to come along!

This is how I plan out my posts, my videos, and my life! Come Plan With Me!

 

Post It Postit Notes

Post ItsPlanner Supplies- Tape, Stickers, and Pens

Planner Supplies- Washi Tape, Stickers, and a variety of pens!Dollar Tree Stickers

Stickers from the Dollar Tree

I can’t believe it’s already April! I start my class this month and I am so excited!

I’ve been saving up money so I can take this class, and one way I’ve been saving money is by getting some of it back by shopping online, but before I checkout, I check eBates to see if they have a cash back offer. If they do, all I have to do is click on their link on their website, which takes me back to the site I’m buying from, and then they give me $$! THIS EVEN WORKS WITH AMAZON!

Shop with eBates! Where you get paid to shop online! I got a $10 Target gift card just for signing up, and then I got 4% back on my Sephora order! No joke, they sent it to me through the mail in the form of a check!

(My refferal link below)

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March 2015 Favorites & UNFavorites

March 2015 Favorites and UNFavorites

A $1 hair mask that is saving my hair?

Chocolate Wine that actually tastes good?

Kleenex that let you cry for weeks on end without stealing the skin of your nose?

All things I talk about in this Favorites and UNFavorites!

Rest In Paradise, Eric. I will see you again someday.

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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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