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Empties

Hello lovelies!!! Today in beauty news, the headline is “empties, riffling threw trash cause we love being nosy”. I love these posts because by the time I get through a product, I know if I like it or not. Also if you see multiples of the same product, you know it’s real!!! So here are my empties.

Pur cosmetics big look mascara- Loved tis for my top lashes. I’m a big fan of rubber bristle wands and this one is a larger one. One to two coats does the job. This is a travel size which I like because it gives me a chance to use it all before the 3 month expiration date. Lashes are long and wispy without clumping.

Loreal lash paradise mascara- I really enjoyed this mascara. It was like an improved version on the Loreal telescopic which is another holy grail. Its an exact dupe for the Too Faced better than sex mascara. The small thing I don’t like is the packaging. Don’t get me wrong the color is great but it flakes off really bad. Other than that I love this mascara and I will repurchase despite the packaging error.

Jordana best lash extreme mascara- This is my holy grail mascara!!! I buy this over and over. Gives lashes length and volume. The price is amazing. I have to always have one as a back up in my stash drawer.

ELF mascara- I did not like this mascara. AT ALL!!! I’m normally okay with dry formulas. Not my favorite formula but some are okay when the mascara is good. This one was dry and it did nothing for my lashes. I’m not picky with mascara cause my lashes are a bit pathetic, but this mascara made my lash line itch really bad.

Valjean labs restore niacinimide plus zinc and The ordinary niacinimide plus zinc- I love both of these acids. I didn’t see a difference in these. They both worked just the same. I have already repurchased the Valjean brand because I can purchase it at TJ Maxx which is right near me instead of ordering online.

The ordinary Alpha Lipoic acid 6%- this product went bad on me before I could finish it. But when I had it, it was good. The smell is aweful but the product worked really well. I prefer chemical exfoliant more than a physical one. Physical exfoliants create little tears in the skin.

Trader joe’s vitamin E oil- This is amazing oil and the price is amazing. I love it for my face at night and on my body mixed with my lotion. I’m actually half way through my second bottle.

Lancôme absolue premium bx day cream-I loved this moisturizer this winer. Winter was pretty rough here in Tennessee. So this was essential in my nightly routine (even though this is a day cream). It’s so creamy and this so, for me, it’s great at night to really take the time to soak into the skin.

Bliss Drench ‘N’ Quench cream to water moisturizer- I have purchased this multiple times and will continue to purchase. This moisturizer is amazing for my daytime skincare. It’s a little thicker than a normal gel moisturizer but still thinner than the traditional cream. Perfect medium.

Trader Joe’s womens formula multivitamin and mineral- I really like this vitamin. It gives me enough energy to get through my very busy workweek.

Nyx Microbrow in ash brown- Holy grail brow pencil as you can see lol. I’ve talked about this pencil many times and I still love them the same. This is one of the few pencils I have found that I like the color. I will repurchase in the future but for right now I’m using the new Nyx precision brow pencil. Which has a flat slanted tip.

LA girl shady slim brow pencil in medium brown- This is a new discovery that was a pleasant surprise. This pencil is more creamy than the microbrow but amazing just the same. This will now be in regular rotation. I love this one for the front of my brow and my microbrow for my tail.

Bliss fabulous foaming face wash- I love this cleanser for my daytime cleanser. The best thing is that target is now carrying Bliss and this cleanser is now only $9.99!!!! yea you know I am here for it. This cleanser is so nice that regardless for the price, I need it. It doesn’t dry the skin, it has non abrasive microbeads, and it leaves the skin so soft and supple.

Elf hydrating gel melt cleanser- I absolutely love this cleanser for the first step in my night time routine to break down my makeup. I use the double cleanse method and this is great for the first cleanse and then go in with a deep clean cleanser after. I apply this on dry skin. If you wet this get cleanser, it will turn into a light foam wash. So good!!!

Formula 10.0.6 totally clean deep pore toner-I really love this toner. I ran out and decided to try a few different ones that why there is only one in this picture. Since I haven’t used this in a while, my skin knows it. This product really cleans the pores and gets rid or whit and black heads. Since running out, I have some blackheads on my nose and they have got to go. So I will definitely be repurchasing.

Wet N Wild photo focus foundation in desert beige- One of my favorite foundations. Already repurchased. Great for everyday, amazing medium coverage, and blends out very easily. I even love the spatula applicator because I can get every single drop out of it.

Clinique acne solutions makeup- I love the look of this foundation. The only down side is it oxidizes pink on me!! Every Clinique foundation I’ve tried turns very pink on my. Sad panda.

Elf BB cream in medium- I have been in love with this BB cream for YEARS!!! I especially love this in the cooler weather, but I tend to use it all year round. I use it just like a foundation. I add concealer and set it with a powder. This has an amazing natural glow finish.

Pur cosmetics air perfection cc cushion foundation refill in tan- This foundation is great for the warmer weather. I love this because it is really lightweight but has decent coverage and is also buildable. Perfect for travel because it comes in a compact. The compact is easy to change the refill which is what I like.

NYX HD concealer in cw05- I love this to highlight under my eyes. This concealer is so nice in consistency it reminds me a lot of the nars radiant creamy concealer just without the price tag. Win Win. This concealer is so nice and leaves the skin looking so healthy and glowy.

Elf HD concealer in light- I love this as a spot concealer and to neutralize my under eye before applying a brightening concealer. I have already repurchased and have a backup.

Lancôme visionnaire blur- This product can be used on bare skin or as a primer. I love this for a primer. it really blurs the look of pores and it smells amazing. It’s so easy to blend onto the skin. It also has great skincare properties in it. It also smells amazing.

Essence brow mascara- This is a really nice essence. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that it comes in like 3 shades and there is no medium brown shade. It’s like blonde and then almost black. But the wand is tiny which is perfect to get in the brow hairs. I like this when I use a lighter brow pencil so that my brows have contrast.

Tony Moly I’m real sheet mask in pomegranate- I love sheet masks. I especially love tony moly sheet masks. The variety is great. They have different masks for whatever treatment you want. This one is to help with elasticity. The sheets are soaked in serum which I love because they can stay on the skin longer without drying out quickly.

Well beauties, those are all my empties at the moment. Let me know what products you have recently discovered. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

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March Favorites

Hello loves and thank you for stopping by for another monthly favorites. I have really been making an effort to try new products. Switching it up sometimes is good for your health and your beauty addiction. Buy more buy more!!! These are some products that I have tried and that I have been loving.

Garnier skinactive moisture rescue refreshing gel cream- Ulta $8.99

I talked about this moisturizer in my affordable skincare post. I have still really been enjoying this moisturizer. It smells amazing and really sinks into the skin. Leave the skin a little tacky which is great for foundation.

Muji High moisture toning water- Muji $6

I love this on my entire face as a toner and on the Muji under eye masks (which I’ll talk about in a sec). It makes my skin feel soft and takes away any tightness that a cleanser may cause after washing my face.

LA Girl brow pencil in medium brown- Ulta $5.99

This pencil is trying to take the first place spot from my NYX microbrow. Whaaaaa!!! Yes, this pencil is amazing. It’s a little drier than the microbrow but, it still glides and doesn’t pull on the brow. Amazing pencil.

La Girl Ultimate intense stay auto liner in keep it spicy- Ulta 4.99

This lip pencil has quick moved into holy grail status. I use to be in love with tawny lip pencil by Jordana but, I haven’t been able to find it in a really long time. This pencil reminds me so much of the Jordana one. This one is so creamy and beautiful. I love it so much that I need more colors and a back up of this one. So you better run and try it before I get ahold of them lol.

ELF lip lacquer in natural- Target $1.99

This is a very pigmented and comfortable lip lacquer. It’s so comfortable that I wouldn’t call it a lacquer. When I think of a lacquer, I think of a lip stain or a liquid lip. But this is different. It has the comfort ad feel of a lipstick but the staying power of a liquid lip. It’s not transfer proof but it stays put on the lips.

Tony Moly I’m real pearl essence sheet mask- Ulta $2 (on sale)

This is one of my favorite brand of sheet masks, and this mask has became a major favorite. This mask leaves the skin so soft and luminous. This mask is also really wet which I love because after removing the sheet, there is serum left over to blend into the skin with my hands and move it down my neck.

Muji cut cotton in ecru- Muji $3.50 for 180pcs

I declare that these cotton pads are a great dupe for my favorite (pricy for a cotton pad) Schisedo cotton pads. They are the same shape, feel, and texture. The Muji pads come in two colors ecru and white.

Muji under eye sheet masks- Muji $1.95 for 20pcs

I love sheet masks if you haven’t noticed yet. The reason I love these under eye masks so much is because they come dry. So I can add my own serums and mixes to the sheets. Makes me feel like I am my own Esthetician. I can create the combo that my skin needs and make it happen. And 10 pairs for less than $2, I’ll take it.

NYX precision brow pencil in ash brown- Ulta $9.99

The look of this brow pencil is similar to the ABH brow definer with the thick slanted pencil. I really like this because it is so creamy and deposits a lot of pigment so a very light hand is key. I like this at the front of my brow and the LA girl brow pencil on the tail. Since getting these two I haven’t really been reaching for my NYX microbrow as much. OOPS!!

Well those were my new favorites that I have added to my rotation. Some have even been trying to replace others. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe. And let me know what some of your favorites have been recently so I can add to my list of things to try.

Smooches

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.

Smooches

Kim B

Current favorite new products

Hey folks, today I want to share some of my favorite products that I have not talked about before. Some are newly added to my life, and some I have had for a while and are just now getting around to using them and fell in love. You know the whole “where have you been all my life” when in reality it was in my not yet used drawer under my 4 tubes of back stock of the Jordana best lash extreme mascara (couldn’t find it for a while so when I did, I went a little fan girl) no judgment right, good. So these are items that I have been loving and have been in regular heavy rotation.

PRIMER


Clinique Pore refining solutions instant perfector. I use this primer on my cheeks and around my nose to fill in pores and fine lines without clogging. It is a flesh tone color but it doesn’t show up on the skin once it is blended in. A little goes a really long way. If you use too much, it will ball up on you so be careful. This is the same as the Benefit porefessional primer if you have used that one before and it’s a 2/3 of the cost. You can get this at Clinique counter and online Clinique.com $21.

CONCEALER


Essence say no to redness concealer (I purchased mine at Ulta for only $2.99)is a color correcting crayon. it is super creamy and melts right into the skin. Very blendable. I use it around and on the tip of my nose before I put on my foundation. The green color that I picked up, which they have other color correcting shades as well, helps counteract redness. I tend to get a little red around that area.

Elf HD lifting concealer in light. I love this little concealer and you can get it at target for $3.00. The shade is light but it’s not really light, it’s only a shade lighter than my skintone which makes it great for a everyday highlight under the eyes. Can’t beat that price and definitely worth the try. It is very blendable and so pretty under the eye. It’s not full coverage, but I love it to highlight under the eyes. Thinner that the NYX HD concealer, which I love as well.

FOUNDATION

Milani conceal and perfect foundation in 07 Sand (CVS $9.99). This foundation smells so good to me lol. It has a mousse consistence which is really good for people with larger pores. I do really have to set this makeup because the consistency can cause the foundation to move a little on the skin. gives the skin a nice healthy finish.

EX1 invisiwear foundation in F400 (lookfantastic.com $16.00). This is the perfect foundation for olive skin tone. It has a beautiful satin finish. It melts flawlessly into the skin. Once it is set with a powder, this foundation doesn’t budge. I wear this almost every time I wear makeup. I could use F300 but since I have the nyx mixer, I don’t have to purchase different shades.

NYX pro foundation mixer in white (9.99 at Ulta, I found mine at a beauty supply store that carry nyx, but you can also fins it at ulta and target) I love to this to mix with my foundations that are currently too dark. This product doesn’t change the texture or finish of you foundation. You can mix it with any cream or liquid product to lighten the shade. This is great because liquid and cream products have a short shelf life, so I like to use them all year long so none goes to waste, and this product allows that. I just mix it on a stainless steel mixing palette and its good to go.

BROWS


Essence make me brow eyebrow mascara in the color browny brows (Ulta $2.99). Although essence is a very inexpensive brand, the products I have tried from them are really good. I mean what are you losing when you try these products at such a great price. If you don’t like it, give it to a friend. This brow mascara has a tiny wand that really gets into the brows. Also has fibers that helps the brow look fuller without having to over draw them in. I use this to set my brows and also I use it alone on no makeup days.

NYX eyebrow gel in brunette (Ulta $6.99). When you put this on your brown, they will not budge. With this product, a little goes a really long way. I love that it comes in a juicy tube so you don’t have to worry about the product drying out like if it was in a pot, and since you use so little, it will last forever.

POWDERS


NYX HD finishing powder in banana (Ulta $9.99). I love this for my under eye. This brightens under the eye and is so finely milled. I don’t experience any caking with this powder. The banana shade is very pale compared to the Ben Nye banana powder which can be a too yellow if you add too much.


Ulta illuminating powder in yellow diamond (Ulta $10). I love this on its own, on top of a liquid highlighter, and mixed with another powder highlighter. If you want to glow to the Gods, then this is the illuminator for you. You can go from lit from within to lit from space with one powder, all you have to do is keep layering.

Rimmel Maxi bronzer in sun love (walgreens, idk if its discontinued cause I can’t find it anywhere). This is a very effortless everyday bronzer. I just use my fluffy short handle mineral powder brush and just dust it around the perimeter of my face and down the sides of my nose. Beautiful color.

Thank you all for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

Updated morning skincare routine

Hey loves. Today I will be sharing my current skincare routine. Lately my skin has been cooperating with only a pimple here and there. I have combo to oily skin so I try stick to good quality products or a good price. I do tend to switch up some of my products so my skin doesn’t get use to one thing. For morning skincare I keep it simple and gentle. I do acne treatments and face masks, when needed, during my night time skincare. Since moving further south and the winter being a little warmer, I’ve had to adjust my skincare.

Cleanser:

These are my cleansing tools. The ELF daily cleanser (target $10)  is very gentle and feels really good on the skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped of moisture. Every other day I use this sponge and cleanser together for a light exfoliate. I buy these buff sponges in  multi pack of 12 at Ulta for just less than $5.  Great combo to gentle exfoliate so that your next steps can really soak into the skin.

 

Toner:

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Clean and clear deep cleaning astringent
This is not my favorite toner but it gets the job done. It works in a pinch. I picked this up at target for $3.57. It cleans out the pores but it is a little too strong for me and if I get to close to my eyes it will sting a little. I prefer the Lancome tonique radiance(High end), lancome tongue pure focus(High end), Mary Kay acne control toner (affordable), or the formula 10.0.6 so totally clean pore cleanser acne treatment (affordable). I keep a toner in my skincare because I can tell a difference when I don’t use it. Toner keeps my pores clean,breakouts clear, and oils controlled.

 

Moisturizers:

 

I really love the Pur soak it up moisturizer (Kohl’s $34). It is a gel moisturizer that is ideal for oily skin because it quickly soaks into the skin. Since it is winter I add a few drops of the sculpt 100% pure argan oil (TJ Maxx $10) for a little extra light moisture.

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Lancome bienfait multi-vital eye
A really great eye cream with great SPF 28 (Lancome $40). This a nice thick cream that lays beautifully on the skin.

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Mac strobe cream
Mac strobe cream (mac outlet $23),I like to use this under my foundation to add a healthy glow to the skin without looking greasy. I don’t use this every day, I like it sometimes to give my skin that extra umph under my makeup. 

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Nivea Lip Butter
Great for the lips (Walgreens $3.99). I put this on as soon as I wake up in the morning to give it time to soak into the lips.

This is the products I am currently using. Some I love, and some work for now.  I switch it up to keep my skin the best it can be.

Thank you all for stopping by. And don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches,

Kim B

Ulta haul!!!!

Okay so this is how this all began……..

I was putting on one of my favorite pair of work pants one morning and they split!!!!! so after work I was still upset so i decided to go for a long walk. I got in my car, and decided to go to my favorite walking location where I can think and plan. So I went for a 2 hour walk……. down the makeup isles of ulta!!!! Hey I walked so it counts lol!!! So I picked up, swatched, and looked at all the new things at ultra and decided to pick up a few things I’ve been eyeing for a while so here we goooooo!!!

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Ulta matte lip cream in Artistic

I heard Jessica Rose on youtube talk about how great the Ulta matte lip creams are and how nobody ever talks about them. So I decided to check one out. These are amazing!!!! They are so comfortable on the lips.

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NYX lingerie liquid lipstick in push up

I know I had to pick up one of these because everyone have been raving about them. I really like these and this color is great. I do enjoy my liquid lipsticks by the Balm better but these are just as nice.

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Pur Soak it up gel moisturizer

I’ve used this moisturizer before and I absolutely love it. It’s a gel consistency which is great for oily skin. Smells amazing as well. Definitely in my top 5 moisturizers. I picked this one up at Kohls but wanted to add this to my haul. I used my kohl’s cash and birthday kohl’s coupon and got a great deal.

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Makeup Revolution the matte blush in Nude

My Ulta finally got makeup revolution!!!!!! woohooooo!!!!! This is a UK makeup line and it is amazingly affordable. So of course I had to get some stuff. This blush is a little darker than the Milani blush in romantic rose, which is one of my favorite blush shades. This goes on beautifully. A little powdery but nothing annoying.

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Makeup revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in radiant lights

To all the highlight junkies, this is a must have and is only $6!!! This is a beautiful highlighter. It comes in 3 shades which is great. I like to add this to the cheeks as a blush topper and with another bronzier highlighter.

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Makup Revolution redemption eyeshadow palette iconic 1

If you love the Urban Decay naked 1 palette but don’t want to fork over $54 for a eyeshadow palette, this is a perfect and exact dupe and only $7!!! Moment of silence…… These shadows are super pigmented and blends like a dream. They also have dupes for the other palettes as well. Run, buy, flourish!!!!!!

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NYXdark circle concealer in medium

This is AMAZING for dark circles!!!!! I don’t have dark circles, but i do get a little dark in the inner corner of my eyes. This peach corrector is amazing for brightening the under eye as well. I put this on under my concealer and it gives me an amazing highlighted healthy glow. FYI great dupe for the Becca under eye brightening corrector and it’s a third of the price.

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NYX HD concealer in medium

When Nicole Guerriero from youtube says this is one of her favs and it’s a dupe for the Makeup Forever HD concealer, you know it’s real. I haven’t tried it yet but I can’t wait to give it a go.

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Formula 10.0.6 Down to the pore back head banishing pore strips

I’ve tried and really love this brands acne treatment toner so I decided to get another item from this brand a try. These strips are really great for extracting blackheads around the nose. I also find that these don’t hurt as much as the original pore strips.

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Benefit roller lash

This is a mascara sample that I got for my birthday gift from Ulta since my birthday was in February. Haven’t tried it yet but I heard it was good. Suppose to compare to my holy grail Lancome Grandiose mascara so we shall see.

Well folks, those are my latest beauty purchases. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

If you would like to see a makeup collection series let me know. i’ve been thinking of doing it so you all can see my style and get to know me better beauty wise lol

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

October new products favorites

Hey folks!!! Today I want to talk about new products that I have been loving. I love new amazing goodies and these are some that I have found that everyone should try.

Nivea lip butter
Nivea lip butter

The cold weather is approaching and the sooner I get my routine of extra moisturizing down, the better I will be. This lip balm keeps my lips soft all night. I put it on before I go to bed and before I use a liquid lipstick which can dry your lips out.

Dry conditioners: L to R Chi , It's a 10, Tigi Rockaholic
Dry conditioners: L to R
Chi , It’s a 10, Tigi Rockaholic

So I work out five times a week and I will never wash my hair that often. EVER!! So in between washes I use a dry conditioner. The different between a dry shampoo and a dry conditioned is that a dry shampoo cleanses oily scalp and hair, while a dry conditioner cleans and adds moisture to a dry scalp. These are a few that I have been loving. They all smell different. The chi smells like a good mens cologne, it’s a 10 smells like fruit (their leave in conditioner smells the same), and the rockaholic smells clean.

Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner
Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner

This toner smells like baby lotion so i’m completely love it. But it makes me miss my Nephew baby Kendrick when I’m home. I digress lol, I use this toner in my nighttime routine to deep clean my face and prevent and breakouts that may plan to ruin my life the next day. No ma’am no sir, not with this toner.

Beca afterglow palette
Becca afterglow palette

This palette was a huge surprise. So I have all state insurance and I have the drive wise device in my car, well I didn’t know that you can use your points and safe drive rewards money to get discounts on all sorts of products. When I went on my account, I saw a beauty fragrance tab and OMG!!!!!!! I hit the mother load!!!!!! I saw this Becca palette and didn’t look back. They have tons of brands and products in all kinds of categories. I ended up getting this for about 40% off. enough said, throw that baby in the cart!!! The 3 highlighters are gorgeous and the 2 blushers is super creamy. The color right to left are:

highlighters- moonstone, rose gold, topaz

blushers- wild honey, and flower child.

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The Balm “the manizer sisters” palette

This is the infamous the Balm highlighters all in one palette. These are amazing and I haven’t been able to put it down. There is Mary-lou, Cindy-lou, and Betty-lou. This is sold at kohl’s and it’s worth the hunt. They are smaller that the individual highlighters but a little goes miles aka a long way lol.

Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil
Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil

This pencil is creamy amazingness!!!! I use the darker left side to highlight my brow bone and the lighter right side in my water line. It lasts all day and so easy to use.

NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone
NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone

Best eyelid base out!!! Perfect dupe for Mac paint pots and a fraction of the price!!!! my shadows stay pigmented and in place all day.

Pur minerals miricle mist
Pur minerals miricle mist

This is a setting spray that leaves your skin slightly dewy without making you oily. Smells like citrus which is nice. I’m combo/oily and I love this stuff.

Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil
Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil

Now this product says for dry skin but, I use this to break down my makeup and then I wash my face with a acne control cleanser after. I was using and loving the Tatcha cleansing oil but I ran out. And it expensive!! So I decided to try a more affordable cleansing oil. This oil doesn’t burn my eyes, it breaks my makeup down like a dream, and it doesn’t leave a oily film. Amazing!!

Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep
Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep

I use this concealer under my eyes and then top it with my liquid highlighter when I need extra coverage. It doesn’t crease, roll, or break up. Its thick but doesn’t cake. I love this tiny thing. I have a travel sized that came in a kit and it has lasted me forever.

Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin
Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin

I am all about that soft/ash free skin and like I said before, the more winter skin prep the better. My sister hates this stuff (she loved the old Jergens one that they had years ago). She said “if the next person getting in the shower doesn’t slip and fall, it ain’t good.” My poor niece and nephew lol. I love this stuff, it works for me and smells amazing. I don’t rinse it all off. I like to leave a little on to soak in throughout the day.

Well folks those are my new products that I have been loving. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kim B

Vacation Beauty Stash

Hello folks. I just got back from vaca at the beach yesterday and decided to let my peoples know what I brought beauty wise. i was there for a whole much needed week and this is what I brought:

Olay facial clothes in combo/oily skin
Olay facial clothes in combo/oily skin

I used this to wash my face in the am after my shower. This cloth is better for you skin than facial wipes because it does not pull on the skin. it has cleanser built into the mesh cloth that foams when you get the cloth gets wet. It also is a light exfoliated which is perfect for the skin when you are going to be in the sun. After washing my face, I rinse the cleanser out and use the cloth to clean the cleanser off my face. Perfect travel essential.

Peter Lamas Detoxifying citrus facial cleanser
Peter Lamas Detoxifying citrus facial cleanser

I use this cleanser at night to detoxify the skin and the citrus has antioxidants which is much needed afar laying and shopping in the sun. I got this sample in my tipsy bag and wanted to try it. Vaca was the perfect time to try it because it’s a sample size to its great for travel. I really like his cleanser and my face felt so clean and fresh after using it.

*not pictured is the rosewater I used as a toner. I didn’t take a pic of it because it lives in a generic spray bottle that I transferred it to because the original bottle doesn’t have a spray and it can leak.

Lancome Absolue Precius oil
Lancome Absolue Precius oil

This oil was my face moisturizer for day and night. It’s very light and great for all skin types. Face oils nourish and hydrate dry skin and moisturize and reduces oil production in oily skin. This Lancome oil is luxury at its finest.

Lancome Bienfait multi vital eye
Lancome Bienfait multi vital eye

I use this eye cream during the day. It has SPF 28 and is very creamy and moisturizing for under the eye and on the lid.

ELF BB Cream in Medium
ELF BB Cream in Medium

With using oil as my moisturizing, adding bb cream that has moisture in it as well is not to much because the face oil is so light. This bb cream has SPF 20 which is great for the hot weather and lightweight.

ELF translucent matifying powder
ELF translucent matifying powder

Lightweight powder with no added color is great for summer so you won’t look cake or overdone. This is great for setting my bb cream and to touch up shiny areas on the face.

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This was the perfect vaca essential. It gave me a great bronzed look on the cheeks and around my hairline. it really warmed up my skin. I will be adding this to my everyday simple makeup look.

Clinique lash powder mascara
Clinique lash powder mascara

This mascara is great for hot summer days. It doesn’t make you lashes crunchy, doesn’t flake, and easy to remove at night.

C.O. Bigalow rose salve
C.O. Bigalow rose salve

I use this on my lips day and night. This is great to keep lips moisturized. The sun can really dry out the lips and this was a lifesaver.

Josie Maran Whipped argan oil illuminating body butter
Josie Maran Whipped argan oil illuminating body butter

This body butter give an amazing glow on the skin. The small light reflecting properties makes your legs and arms glow all day. It is super hydrating and keeps skin plump and soft.

Ponds cold cream moisturizer
Ponds cold cream moisturizer

This was great for my poor little sunburnt shoulders and forehead. It keeps moisture in my skin and kept me from peeling like a snake.

top: Nyx brow wax pencil bottome: IT Cosmetics your brows but better pencil in universal taupe
top: Nyx brow wax pencil
bottome: IT Cosmetics your brows but better pencil in universal taupe

These two are a match made in brow heaven. They kept my brows in order!! Love these everyday especially on hot humid days because your brows won’t budge.

Top: Aqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani Bottom: Amore by Vince Comuto
Top: Aqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Bottom: Amore by Vince Camuto

These two are my favorite summer scents. I reached for amore more than aqua di gio but I love them both. P.S I had to make sure I spelled Giorgio correctly cause Kim K got down right embarrassed by the company by spelling it wrong lol. I have a lot of typos in my blogs but this will not be one of them.

Well folks thats all of the beauty stash items that I brought to me to the beach. Now I did have soap, doe , and toothpaste but this is beauty items only. If you want to see the toiletries that I brought just comment and I will make another post. Thank you all for stopping by. And you are always welcome to come back.

Smooches

Kim B

May Ipsy Bag Reveal!!!

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping in. Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. I work two jobs and do freelance makeup and it has been crazy with work, proms, and graduations. So today is gone be my May Ispy bag. I’ve been so busy that I am just now opening the bag. So lets jump right into it.

Ipsy bag
Ipsy bag

Can we take a minute and squeal about how fab this bag is!!!! There were a few different sayings on the bags and this is the one I got. Love it!!!

Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser
Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser

This will be great to take with me to the beach at the end of this month. It says that it can also be used as a body wash.

bellapierre cosmetics gel eye liner in ebony
bellapierre cosmetics gel eye liner in ebony

I don’t know why this color is called ebony because it is jet black!!! Very very black like the inside of a closed fridge black lol. Now calling this a gell pencil is kinda weird but then I swatted it. This is the creamiest pencil I gave ever seen. It glides perfectly with no pulling on the skin. Absolutely beautiful.

Caviar CC Cream 10 in 1 complete correction
Caviar CC Cream 10 in 1 complete correction

This is a leave in conditioner. I can use all the conditioning I can get so I’ll definitely be trying this. Kinda smells like a good hotel soap so I can dig it.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in summertime
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in summertime

The name of this color is the perfect description of this….. SUMMERTIME!!! Now that songs in my head lol!!! It is a beautiful bronzer shimmer like you just came back from laying in the sun. Very creamy  and perfect for all over the face, legs, arms, and chest. Pretty much anywhere you want a natural healthy glow.

Urban Decay high color lipgloss samples in failbait and bittersweet
Urban Decay high color lipgloss samples in failbait and bittersweet

I hate these sample cards of lipsticks!! They are super messy and theres like maybe only two chances to know if you are gonna like it or not. I’m a girl who have to wear a lipstick a few different ways before I know if I like it. With liner, without, gloss, no gloss. This doesn’t give me enough to work with. I’m not asking for a full size but give ya gyrl something to work with. Like a trial mascara size.

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in Ozone
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in Ozone

This was attached to the card with the lipstick samples. NOW THIS IS A SAMPLE!!!! This is a clear lip pencil which is prefect for preventing your lipstick from feathering, helps lipstick last longer, and doesn’t manipulate the color of your lipstick because it’s clear. There are a lot of brands that have these so it’s nice to have them especially for brides.

Well folks thanks for stopping in!!!! And questions comment below. And don’t forget to share and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B.