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February Favorites

Hello eyeliner lovers!!! Today I want to talk about the things I was loving and using on the regular in the month of February. I use a lot of the same products and even have a good bit of holy grail products, but I still love trying new products. That’s what makes us all beauty junkies right??!! So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Maybelline Fit Me loose finishing powder in light- Ulta $7.99

I really enjoy this powder for setting my under eye. It’s very finely milled like the Coty Airspun powder. It has a pretty subtle tint to it. I went with the light shade because I light a bright under eye. The shade light has a pretty salmon tint that really brightens and help defuse any darkness under the eye.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% toner- The ordinary $8.70

I really love this toner for my nighttime routine. Glycolic acid pulls moisture from the air. , promotes collagen production, and gently exfoliates the skin. its really hydrates my skin and gives an amazing prep for my skin to really absorb my moisturizer.

ELF Plumping lip gloss in champagne glam and mocha twist- Target $5 each

These are the best non sticky, super shiny glosses I have found in a long time!! The matte liquid lipstick was such a thing for so long, I forgot how great a moisturized glossy lip looked. Now, this gloss does tingle because it is a plumping gloss so be aware. I didn’t see any plumping but my lips are already really full so I’m okay with not seeing a difference. The mocha twist is a gorgeous mauve color and give your lips a perfect pout. The champagne glam gives an amazing shimmer gloss that reflects the sun like a cheek highlight.

Mac lip pencil in Oak- Mac  $17.50

This is a oldie but a goodie that I completely forgot but picked back up and remembered how much I love this pencil. You can tell my love for it based on how short it is. Mac pencils can be dry and sharpening them can be a pain but the colors that they have is amazing.

Trader Joe’s Vitamin E oil- Trader Joe’s $3.99

I have been really into extra moisturizer with my nighttime skincare routine. I work two jobs and one is in the middle of the night at a warehouse so I like to have enough moisture in my skin to not only penetrate my skin but to also create a barrier from the dust and dirt in the warehouse. So I want my moisturizer to do double duty per say. I add this in with my Lancôme Absolu cream or by itself and it’s amazing both ways. It’s a thick oil but not heavy so it won’t clog your pores. I even mix this with my body lotion and it keeps the cold weather skin at bay.

ELF lock on liner and brow cream in light brown- Target $4

I bought this item on a whim cause it was on sale for like $2 at the time. I figured it will be a nice subtle look for an eyeliner instead of a black that can sometimes look a little to harsh on a subtle look. I also wanted to try it as a natural brow look. This was a very pleasant surprise. Not only is this a great liner, it’s an amazing brow cream. It’s very creamy so at first I thought it was gonna move around, but once it dries it stays put. And the color is so nice, not too cool or warm. Just start light handed and if you want it darker just add a little more.

Wet N Wild concealer in Tawny- Walgreens $3.99

At first I did not like this concealer because I was comparing it to my other favorites. The color wasn’t light enough to highlight, the color range at my Walgreens was not good, and the consistency was not good with a damp beauty sponge. Once I set back and tried this concealer with no bias, I began to really enjoy it. I like to pat this in with the Real Techniques expert face brush. I use this to conceal and the go in with a lighter thinner concealer to highlight. Once  I use it that way, I fell in love with it.

Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Tangelo Tint- Coastal scents $1.98

When costal scents have there hot pots on sale I go nuts. I buy the eye shadow and blush pots and I haven’t been disappointed yet. This color I have been loving in the crease for a subtle color or all over the lid. I love it!!! It’s not as bright as it looks in the pan, but it is very buildable.

Attractive Scenery Shadow Palette- Aliexpress $5.20

I bought this shadow purely out of curiosity. I figured I can use it to practice looks without using my good stuff. Also I’ve been wanting to dry really blown out eyeshodows or colorful contours for pictures. On finger swatch into this palette and I was in shock. This palette is super pigmented!! I wore this to my birthday dinner and you would not have know that this was a $5 palette. Very impressive.

ELF Liquid Highlighter in Illuminating- Target $4

Lustrelux on youtube said this was a must have, and I knew she was talking to me (my thought process for buying more makeup). This I a beautiful glow from within and so easy to apply. Champagne shade. Even better when you add a powder highlight on top so that the space station can short circuit. I even like this on my no makeup makeup looks. Which lately have been just light brows, concealer, and this liquid highlighter.

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in luminous Gold- Ulta $9

The best thing about this highlighter is the fact that it comes in different shades. 7 shades to be exact. So its great for everyone and can be used all over the face and body. This is an intense highlighter and should be taken seriously. Only use when business needs handled and beat face is the subject. So gorgeous. I want the bronze gold shade for the summer body highlight life.  No additional highlight needed.

Well folks those are my February favorites. Is it bad that I have a basket of products I’m trying now for march favorits and still have a dreaw of products I haven’t tried yet? Houston I may have a problem! Oh well, I love it. Mom please don’t send me to rehab. Thank you all for stopping by and please like, subscribe, and comment the products you were loving during the month of love (for beauty right).


Kim B


Affordable Skincare

Hello beauties. Lately I’ve been asked what type of skincare do I use, and if there are some affordable options. Well, to be honest most of my skincare lately has bee very affordable and most even from the drugstore and target. Man I do love me some target, like whoever said Disney world was the greatest place on earth clearly ha never been to Target!!! Just saying. So this is some of my favorite affordable skincare products. Now some products are worth spending a little more on like serums, moisturizers, and oils. There are some really great affordable things in these categories, but I suggest that if your on a beauty budget, 75% of it should go to good skincare. I don’t spend a lot on cleansers because they don’t sit on your skin long and all you do is literally wash it down the drain. It doesn’t stay on your skin long enough to benefit.

Cleansers: now this category I do the Korea skincare double cleanse method for my nighttime routine. I first cleanse with a oil or balm to breakdown any makeup, dirt, and grime first. Rinse and then I go in with a regular cleanser to cleanse the skin and deep clean my pores. For my daytime routine, I just to the second part of the double cleanse. No need to breakdown makeup if you cleansed your face before you went to bed like the beauty bible tells you to right? With my double cleanse method I have two suggestions for each step.

1st Cleanse-

ELF Gel melt face cleanser- $10 Target

This is a great cleanser for breaking down makeup and if you wet your hands, it will lightly foam which is great for a second cleanse for dry skin. It leave the skin very clean but not over drying.

Trader Joe’s Cleansing oil- Trader Joe’s $6.99

I love this cleaner. I search all the time for a good affordable oil cleanser and this is the best one I have found. Even the ones at the drug store are more that this price and I cant spend a lot on something that I rinse off and the use another cleanser to wash the rest off my face. No ma’am, no sir. This oil is very light weight and break down makeup very easily so no need to rub hard on the face.

2nd cleanse:

ELF daily face wash- Target $4

I have posted about this cleanse a few time but that because it’s just that good. This cleanse is vey gentle on the skin, isn’t overly drying. I really love this cleanser for day and night.

Neutrogena oil free acne wash- Target $6.69

I like this cleanser when I’m having small breakouts or my skin is feeling congested. This cleanse can dry out the skin, so I use it at night and use an oil as a moisturize so I don’t have irritated dry skin in the morning


Now for toner I go both high end and drug store. Whatever my skin likes, I use. Some toners can be too strong or do nothing. You have to find your right skin cocktail. My skin likes toners with salicylic acid, witch hazel, glycohlic acid, and glycerin in them.

Formula 10.0.6 totally clean- Target $5.99

This toner has salicylic acid which is great for my combo acne prone skin. This toner doesn’t burn when applied, smells good, and cleans my pores. BTW this is an empty bottle. The actual product is a orange liquid. Had to dig this bad boy out of my empties bag. Loll

Which hazel- Wal-Mart $1.34

I love this for my morning toner. It keeps my oils at bay and give a good surface for my serums/acids to soak into the skin. I always find a big bottle of this in the firstaid section of the store for less than $2?? I’ll take it!!!

Glycolic acid 7% toning solution- The Ordinary $8.70

This is amazing for my nighttime routine because it pulls water from the air into the skin. This is great for me at night so that my skin isn’t dehydrated causing it to  create more oil during the day. My nighttime routine is when I pull out all the repairing big guns.


I use acids the same way someone would use a serum. My skin is tough enough to handle a daily acid regimen. I use acids for many different reasons so I tend to rotate them regularly based on what my skin needs.

Salicylic Acid- The Ordinary $5.30

This is the only BHA. Not only does it help with acne, this acid is also the best for getting rid of the horrible black heads. It gentle exfoliates the skin as well. My skin doesn’t react to benzoide peroxide at all, pimples laugh at it. But salicylic acid really works for me.

Niacinimide+Zinc- ValJean Labs  TJ Maxx $5.30

This is my second bottle of this acid from different brands and I love them both. This really helps smooth out the texture on my skin. It also helps with evening out the skin tone.

Caffeine Solutions- The Ordinary $6.70

This is amazing for depuffing under the eye, and since the acid is in an oil, it really moisturizes the thin layer as well.


Like I’ve said tons of times, I have combo skin so my skin reacts better to a gel moisturizer in the morning. Gel moisturizers soak into my skin and gives me a great base for my foundation.

Garnier Skincare Refreshing Gel Cream- $6.59

I purchased this to try for an alternative to some of my higher end gel moisturizers. Since I’m combo skin, I love a gel moisturizers because they soak into the quickly instead of sitting on the skin like a cream moisturizer. This smells amazing, great consistency, and really hydrates the skin. I’d say I have found a great easy drugstore grab when I can’t get to my higher end moisturizers.

Vitamin E oil- Trader Joe’s $3.99

I have been loving this as an addition to my nighttime skincare routine. I love that this oil is thick but still lightweight at the same time. I like to mix this with my Lancôme Absolu cream. I like to really layer on the moisturizers because I work in a warehouse for my second job in the middle of the night and this not only soaks into the skin, but it also gives me a this protective barrier from all the dirt and grim that I have to deal with.

Well those are the affordable skincare item that I enjoy and actually use. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment your favorite drugstore skincare.

Also check out my YouTube video on this as well.


Kim B

Products I Regret Buying

Hello beauties. For the start of 2018 I have been going through my products and getting rid of items that I don’t like. I’ve even tried to make things work the best I can, but some things are just not for me. These are five products that just wasn’t forever in my favor.

Ardell lash glue in clear- I have repurchased this glue, tried the one that comes with the lashes, applied it to my false lash band and even my actual lash line and I just cant seem to get it to work. My lashes start to lift an hour after applying them. I’m not a pro at applying false lashes but it takes me forever and multiple tries to get them to stick. And the corners never seem to stick ever.

Marceller waters- I have tried to come up with ways to use this type of product without feeling like I’m pulling at my skin and I’ve got nothing. I can’t even get all of my eye makeup off. Maybe I’m spoiled by the double cleanse method. I love using a cleansing oil, milk, or balm to break down my makeup and then going in with a second cleanse of my regular cleanser. I’m just not a fan of products that pull on the skin because it can cause skin elasticity breakdown. No bueno!!!

LA Girl HD pro concealer- I do not understand the hype of this concealer. The shades are weird to me, the formula is thing and couldn’t even keep a secret, it leaves the skin feeling greasy, and the packaging is just not the move. There are so many other great concealers on the shelves that are way better and in the same price range. It’s just not for me.

Coastal scents brush cleaner- Now I love coastal scents for all kinds of their products especially their hot pot single shadows (holy grail). But the brush cleaner is awful. The consistency is like jelly. The bottle is so hard you can’t squeeze the product out. You use so much of the product because it doesn’t foam up or even clean you brushes. I even tried to use it to clean my brush holder, nothing.

Contact solution- This contact solution made my contacts and eyes sooooo dry!!! Like how?? How do a liquid make what touches it dry. Sounds amazingly disappointing to me. It’s a conundrum I can’t understand. I have been wearing contacts for literally 20 years and have never had that problem. Had me thinking I was a little crazy :/

Well folks those are the products that are not my friends and I am blocking them from 2018. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment products that you are unfriending this year.


Kim B

January Favorites

Hello beauty babes. This is my January favs. Now some I have been loving forever and probably talked about them before. But when you in love, you keep bringing it up right?? Some products I just rock with on a regular bases. Even when I try something new, I still go back to the products that don’t let ya girl down.

Primer: Lancôme La Base Pro Hydraglow. Normally I am combo/oily skin type category. But this winter I have been more normal skin type. This has given me to opportunity to use more hydrating products without looking like a grease trap. So it’s really fun switching form a matte face to a more glow. I have been loving this primer, especially under my Fenty Beauty foundation. It really hydrates the skin and preps it for foundation.

Foundation: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear foundation. This foundation says soft matte but it Is a really matte formula. It is also a very thin formula which makes it great to build on the skin without looking cakey. I wouldn’t recommend this foundation to someone who is dry and flakey. If you are normal to dry, then I would suggest really prepping the skin with a good moisturizer and hydrating primer so that you won’t look or feel like a desert.  And also of course I can’t mention this foundation without talking about how amazing the color range it. 40 shades!!!! That is a ground braking beauty exclusivity that I am happy to witness.

BB, CC, Tinted moisturizers/cream: Pur cosmetics Air Perfection CC cushion. I love this Cushion. They call it a CC Cushion foundation, but I like to consider it a CC cream in a cushion. It isn’t a full coverage. It has a beautiful dewy finish which my skin has been loving. Now the shade range is not good at all, but since it is a more sheer product and is a CC formula, it seems to really blend into the skin well. You can use it under, over, or as a foundation. Very versatile since the shade range is crap.

Concealer: Wet N Wild Photo Focus concealer. Now at first I wasn’t a fan of this concealer, but the more I use it, the more I really enjoy it. I like it to conceal my under eye and any pigmentation before foundation and highlighting. The coverage is good and it blends out like a dream.

Powder: Lancôme transleucence powder. This powder is great because it’s not heavy. I gives the skin a nice natural look. I love it on top of the Pur CC Cushion foundation because it keeps the glow that the cushion gives without the foundation moving or looking to oily.

Bronzer: Makeup Revolution Ultra Bronze. From the first time I used it, I was in love. This bronzer is so smooth and just beautiful on the skin. buildable and not orange at all. Just a very beautiful product.

Blush: Coastal scents blush pot in Glowing Ember. This blush is absolutely beautiful. The shade is a cool mauve shade. The color gives a great flush of color. The blush is matte but gives the skin a very healthy finish.

Highlighter: Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate. Like the bronzer, this highlighter is love at first swipe. Amazing glow. You can apply this for a soft glow from within or you can blind astronauts on the space station. Huge pan of product and an amazing price. soft buttery powder.

Mascara: Loreal Lash Paradise mascara. Now ya’ll know my holy grail mascara is the Jordana Best Lash Extreme. I normally don’t try new mascaras unless they are samples. Now there are some that I love but the price stops me from repurchasing. I mean the life of a mascara is only 3 months, so most prices don’t justify the life of the product. This mascara is suppose to be a dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I don’t think it is but it is very similar. I like that it keeps my lashes soft, which I like for more natural looks.

Well folks those are my January favorites. What are some of your favorites of the month? Thank you for coming by. Please like, comment, and subscribe.


Kim B

A few new goodies and what I think so far

Hello beauties, today I want to share a few new items I have picked up so far and what I think about them so far. Picking up new stuff is fun but can sometimes bring a little worry. Like “is this going to work for me, is this my color, will my skin survive this change in products”.  So of course I buy and try cause I have a love for all things beauty. So these are a few things that I have recently picked up.

Cleanser- Neutrogena oil free acne wash. Now this product came over on the mayflower so it is definitely not a new find, but this is the first time I am trying it. I remember when I was younger and my aunt use to have the Neutrogena shampoo in her shower and it was the most medicated smell I have ever smelled at the time. I immediately took a mental not to put that anywhere near me. So it took me a long time to try this face wash, and the fact that it had a $3 off coupon hanging off of the $4.77 product. So I said why not. Now usually for an acne cleanser I love the Aveeno clear complexion cleansing pads, but with this deal I had to try the Neutrogena. The active ingredient is salicylic acid which is what my skin reacts well to. This cleanser is drier than the ones that I use regularly so I go in with a heavier moisturizer or I add a few drops of oil to my moisturizer. It does clear the skin, but the dryness can be uncomfortable until you add your toner and moisturizer.

Serum- Now that I have come to love acids by The Ordinary, I have really been on the lookout for more skin benefitting serums and acids. I recently ran out of my Niacinimide+Zinc acid from The Ordinary. I found the same acid of a different brand called VaJean labs from TJ MAXX for $5.99 so I had to try it. This one is very similar to the one from The Ordinary. The only disadvantage is TJ MAXX isn’t guaranteed to keep this product regularly, but I like that I conveniently have one that I can pick up in store instead of having to order online. For now anyway.

Setting Spray- This is another TJ MAXX find but this brand is popular for their rose water and cucumber face mists. I found this white charcoal matte setting spray $5.99which I haven’t heard anyone talk about. I love this stuff. In the later fall and winter I like a matte face or a slight glow from within look and this is great so setting you makeup or on bare skin to mattify the skin. This kept my tzone matte all day.

Foundation- I have been pondering on the Fenty foundation since it came out. This foundation has been getting g rave reviews and the fact that the brand is all inclusive to all skintones is amazing. I mean, the fact that Rihanna came out with 40+ shades on the first launch is fantastic. Some multi million dollar brands have been out for years and still only have 7 shades shows a lot about how they are missing some major monies excluding large groups of people willing to drop cash money on what they want. There is only a handful of brands that have a large amount of shades. This is a thin but very buildable foundation, which is great for combo oily skin. If you are more dry, I would suggest a moisturizing primer under this foundation so that it stays comfortable on the skin.

Mascara- Loreal just came out with a new mascara called the lash paradise mascara. This is claimed by others to be a dupe for the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. They have the same wand, packaging, and formula consistency. This mascara has a dry formula so if you like a more wet mascara, you won’t like this. It does leave the lashes soft which I really love. The formula took some getting use to for me, but now I really enjoy this mascara for my top lashes. Will it replace my holy grail Jordana Best Lash Extreme? No, but it is a great  addition to my favorite choices.

Body Wash- Now I am very picky when it comes to body wash. The have to smell right, foam properly, and leave no residue after rinsing. My absolute favorite body wash is the Yardly London mango lily and Honey Almond Oatmeal. I haven’t been able to find them and my stock has slowly dwindled. So as I began to freak out, I had to start the long journey of finding a new fav. After a few fails, I found the Le Petit Marseilias body wash in peach & nectarine at walgreens and decided to give it a go. They have a few scents and they all are great, so I chose the peach because it reminded me of the Yardly one. This is the exactly like the Yardly. I am obsessed with this body wash, and the bottle is huge for a great price. I can’t wait to try the others.

Well folks those are the new products I’ve been playing with lately. Thank you all for stopping by. Please like, comment, and subscribe and let me know what you would like to see or me to talk about next.


Kim B

Fall Five pt 4

Hello my favorite beauty obsessed individuals. Today I felt the need to whip out the warning rules of the beauty world. I already have this posted titled “5 places to never store your products,” and since I’m incorporating this into my fall five series on here and my YouTube channel, I thought I will repost it. I have come here to save your life from all things gross. But I am also here with the product life raft to save the day.

Now I know for most of us, storage is scarce these days especially in this economy and the increase cost of housing. Seems like apartments are getting smaller and the rent just keeps hiking up to the sky. It’s like wanting a pair of Sam Edelman leather thigh high boots and only being able to afford a pair of adidas slip ons. Tragic I know, I know. When it comes to small spaces and trying to create proper storage for life, I understand the stuggle. When living in NYC, I witnessed first hand the real estate price of a closet in a basement that is labeled as a spacious garden studio apartment. Yeah right!!

Although space can be an issue, there are just some places beauty products should not live. Wheather you love high end or drug store, no one wants to throw away a product before its expiration date. This is the simple list that I have compiled. I’m sure there are other areas. If you know of any other places you should not store your products, comment below.


Windowsills are a great place to store books, figurines, cats. But not a place for your beauty products, Specifically perfumes. The light can change the scent of a fragrance, and can even cause it to spoil. The sun can also cause foundations to oxidize, melt lipsticks, and even dry out pencil and gel products prematurely.


In college I always seen girls keep their beauty products on the bathroom sink. I then realized that my mom does it as well. For the love of all things pigmented, do not do this. Your bathroom is constantly in a warm moist (gosh I hate that word, moist eek) breeding ground for bacteria. So now your beloved Charlotte Tilbury micro powder that you just ripped open the box is now becoming a rapid growing petri dish. I know this sounds a bit harsh but these things go on your face and near your eyes so it’s best to be safe.


Now there is a few exceptions to this rule. If you need to repair a broken lipstick, make a melted lipstick solid again, cool under eye or face sheet masks that are sealed, or to prolong the life of you nail polish. That’s probably the only reasons to use a fridge for makeup. And even with that, things like lipstick should only be placed in there for a short period of time. Have you ever put a cut onion in the fridge and the next day the whole fridge smells like onion and foods even taste like it too? Yeah this can happen to you makeup as well. Food smells and releases chemicals that can transfer to your beauty products. Not to mention that green pepper that you forgot about in the back of the fridge way out of eyesight, is now growing penicillin and that is not good for anything let alone you $40 Laura Mercier loose setting powder. Yuck unless you like your face to smell like left over Indian Curry


Near a heater is horrible for your cream products including lipsticks. Also glass products like face oils and moisturizers will start to lose active ingredients, separate, and begin to smell. What’s the point of forking over money for something that doesn’t work or a holy grail that isn’t performing like it should. We all have that regret drawer and no one wants to add to that pile of disappointment.


Now I pretty much live out of my car, but I know not to keep my makeup in there. It all started with my favorite Lancôme lipstick in the shade Trendy Mauve that fell out of my purse and ended up in the floor unnoticed by me and by the time I got back into my car that beautiful brand new shade was a goner and I was out $23. Of course I replaced it but not without kicking myself enough to count as my cardio for the week. There was no saving it or my wallet in that tragic incident.

Alright folks that all I have for right now. Now remember, say no to pink eye and cleanliness is next to godliness!! Just kidding, just keep it sanitary so you can stay out of the emergency room. Makeup is suppose to be fun, not turn into the next plague.


Kim B

Fall Five PT 3

Hello all you cheekbone highlighted honeys!!! Today we are diving into part 3 of my fall five series. This will be on my essential beauty tools. Things you never think to have on hand until you need them and some you couldn’t beat your face without. So these are mine.

Exfoliators- I use all different types of things to exfoliate my skin. I use a face scrub or an exfoliating pad for my face, and a sugar scrub or a dry brush. My favorite for my face is these inexpensive exfoliating pads I get from Ulta or the drugstore (Ulta has more in a pack and a lot cheaper). These allow me to be as abrasive or gentle as I want and I can also use my favorite cleanser because there is no cleanser in them. Exfoliators are great for fall, if your skin can take them, when the weather gets cold and dries out. There is all kinds for different skin types even sensitive.

Spatula- A beauty spatula is great for getting products out of jar containers in a sanitary way. This is especially important to prevent breakouts, and cross contamination. No one wants pink eye people, especially not twice!!!!!

Brush cleaner- This is another key piece in keeping things sanitary. This will also aide in clearing breakouts and preventing further breakouts on a contamination level. I use a spray brush cleaner to spot clean daily and a good deep clean once a week.

Makeup sponges- I love these because they are so versatile. I use the same sponge for foundation, cream bronzer, liquid highlighter, and concealer. They are great for multiple use so that you don’t use multiple brushes and have more to clean at the end of your beauty session. And since they are to be used wet, they are so easy to clean before or after you use it. Win win!!

Clorox wipes- These are a must have for your vanity and if you do freelance. I use these to wipe down my vanity surfaces, mirror, and the handle of my drawers. I even use it to wipe off the little class coaster I use to put my liquid products on. Anything that I touch on a daily basis gets a swipe of a wipe. Ya girl is not in the business of catching a cold or worse.

Well lovelies those are my five beauty tool must haves. I love these all year long and fall is definitely no exception. Thank you all for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.


Kim B

Fall Five Pt2

Hello beauty beautifuls. Today I want to do pt.2 of my fall series. This one is products that are really good and are under $5. I love a good product for a great price. I will even buy multiples so that I have them on hand when I run out. Cause you know once the cat is out the bag about an affordable product, poof they’re nowhere to be found. So I have found some that are amazing and can even be dupes for some high end products. Let us dive into the pool of makeup bliss shall we.

Mascara: Jordana best lash extreme (walgreens 3.99). I love this mascara. I try to switch it up with different mascaras but I always seem to go back to this one. I really enjoy high end (lancome Grandious, benefit roller lash) and other drugstore (loreal telescopic) but I can’t seem to let this one go. It doesn’t flake, it last all day, and it doesn’t smudge on my lower lash line. Now I have some very unimpressive eyelashes, but this mascara makes them a contender in the “they aight” lash category.

Blush: Makup Revolution matte blushes (Ulta $5). Makeup revolutionis a UK brand and is now sold at Ulta. This brand has stolen my heart. Their products are affordable and amazing. They are known for their dupes on high end plalettes like the naked palettes. Their blushes are very pigmented. They do have a little bit of powder kickup but that doesn’t bother me because I have to tap some of the pigment off anyway.

Foundation: Wet N Wild Photo Focus foundation (walmart $4.68). This foundation is AMAZING!!! It comes in a good amount of shades. The best part is that they have different undertones as well, and for drugstore that isn’t common. Instead of a pump, it has a spatula which is great to get all of the foundation out of the bottle, but also great to apply a little or a lot without wasting product. Natural semi matte beautiful finish.

Lipstick: Wet N Wild megalast lip color (anywhere $2.67). These are a cult favorite that I haven’t heard anyone talk about in a while. Well these beautiful matte long lasting lipsticks should be praised more. Since liquid lipsticks, people have been throwing traditional lipsticks to the waist side. Not today!! I love these especially in the fall. Creamy and matte without drying out the lips.

Bronzer: NYC Sunny bronzer (anywhere 2.99). Another cult favorite. I have been using this since I got into makeup. I even had this hidden in my book bag in middle school so my mom wouldn’t find it lol. Sorry mom but the lip gloss wasn’t enough #sorrynotsorry. This is a buildable but natural bronzer. Great for no makeup makeup days or to give your bare skin a little life. Gorgeous “slight tan” look.

Concealer: ELF HD lifting concealer. This is a great lightweight concealer to highlight the under eye and the middle of the face. Love this concealer for a natural look. Doesn’t come in a lot of of shades which is horrible but the blendability is great.

Well lovelies those are my 5 under $5 plus 1. I have also attached my youtube video oin this as well. Thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe here and on my youtube channel.


Kim B

Fall Five Pt. 1

Hello beauties. It has been a while. I have been working on a YouTube channel that have been a very challenging learning experience to say the least. I will be posting here in correlation with my videos so that the info will be on both of my platforms. So now on to the reason that you came. My Fall Five Series.

In this series, I will be giving you all my favorite five of the specific category. These products are stand out for me in some way. Today the category is my skin care must haves. My skincare changes with the season. Since I am combo skin, I like to switch it up so that my skin doesn’t get use to the products and they stop working effectively. Plus with the weather changing, I like some things to be a bit more of a thicker barrier to combat the elements.

First thing on the list is face oils. I love face oils all year round but especially in the fall for that much needed moisture that you lose with the biting wind. Since I’m combo skin I use beauty oils at night. This is a prime time for oils and treatments because, while you are sleep, it allows time for you skin to really drink in the oils.

Second is Cleansing balms. I love these to break up the makeup and dirt on the skin. I don’t like makeup wipes because they don’t remove all of you makeup, it pulls on the skin, and strips the skin. So I prefer cleansing balms, oils, and milks. Now, cleansing milks are generally suggested for the dry skin beauties, but since I do the Korean method of double cleanse (cleansing the skin twice to make sure all dirt and makeup is removed) I love breaking my makeup down with the most moisturizing thing I can find. And since I will be washing my face a second time, I don’t have to worry about breaking out form over doing it.

Next is simple cleansers. I say simple because these cleansers are minimal ingredients, not medicated, and the first ingredient is usually water. I am acne prone so if I have a breakout, I will use different cleansers to help with that. but when my skin is treating me right, I like a cleanser that won’t aggravate my skin’s PH balance. I love a cleanser with not a lot of fuss, doesn’t have a ton of foaming, and leaves the skin feeling clean but not tight.

Next on the docket is lip balms. Now I know this is a staple and a unwritten rule. But I love putting on a generous layer on my lips before bed. I do this because dark vample lips are the life of fall for us beauty junkies, and a you can see every lip detail through it. So a nice smooth conditioned lips is key for a great long lasting color on the lips. And since liquid lips and matte lips are the thing, having a great base will prevent your lips from getting super dry.

And last but not lease is serums. These are great to layer under you moisturizer to give your skin the best benefits for long fresh, healthy  skin.

I have added my video of this episode from my YouTube channel. Well folks thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to like, copmment, and subscribe here and my YouTube channel for more.

Kim B