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My Recent Easy Everyday Makeup

Hello beauties. Today I want to tell you about my super easy, everyday, simple makeup look that I have been doing. It’s more or a “no makeup” makeup look. Lately I have been working a ton and different shifts on top of it, so most days I’m out the door heading to work at 5:30 am. So since I am barely conscience that time of day, I still want to look put together but effortless. Now on some days I will just waitress in the evening and that gives me more time to play. But this has been my majority rules look.


So after my skincare is done, I have been opting for tinted moisturizer. My skin has been a little congested lately because I have been a little under the weather so I want to keep everything light and breathable. With that being said, I have been opting for a BB Cream. I have been grabbing my ELF BB cream in beige, Target $6. This is a gorgeous lightweight BB cream that has really good coverage.


Concealer is also from Elf, it is the maximum coverage concealer in tan, Target $3. I like this under my eyes, around my nose, and any places that need spot concealed. They blend perfectly into the skin.


For an occasional color corrector I have been using the Essence no more redness in the shade green to correct around my nose, Ulta $2.99. I put this on under the Elf concealer. This really cancels out redness. The pencil is super creamy and very blendable.


For bronzer I have been using a cream and a powder. I apply the cream first to lightly contour, set my whole face, then using the powder bronze for an all over bronze. The cream bronzer that I love is the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Makeup in Cappuccino, $37.50. This product is really creamy and beautiful on the skin. It’s accually a foundation but I love it to contour with. For powder bronzer, I have been loving the matte bronzer in the It cosmetics CC+ radiance palette, It cosmetics website $38. Blends out and gives the skin a nice sun kissed bronze.


To set my entire face I have gone back to my favorite loose powder. The ELF HD powder in sheer, Target $6. This is the translucent shade. I just found that it comes in two other colors, corrective yellow and a light peach color in soft luminance. So I will definitely be picking those up. This powder is so finely milled and a silky texture which is great for setting the face without adding a layer that can cake up on you throughout the day.


Highlighter is one of the things I enjoy in makeup at the moment. Highlight and brows. For highlighter I have been grabbing my Mac mineralized skin finish in soft and gentle, Mac cosmetics $33. It’s a soft glow and beautiful. Now you know I like a glow that you can see from the international space station, but lately I have been living the glow from within look.


My brows are the same when I do full face of light easy looks. The brows are the windows to the face. Also your brows should be sisters not twins. Sometimes mine are strangers on a train to nowhere but oh well, I still love it. The brow pencil that doesn’t let me down is the NYX microbrow in ash brown, Ulta $9.99. I use this alone or in conjunction with a gel,powder, cream, or wax. It’s my holy grail product. Lately I have been growing out my brows a bit so I can change the shape a little and this pencil helps tremendously. To set the brows I have been using the Essence make me brow in browny brows, Ulta $2.99. This is a fiber brow mascara that allows the brow to look fuller without extra product.


Mascara has been the one I go back to over and over again. I keep at least two in my backup drawer. It’s the Jordana best lash extreme in black, Walgreens $3.49. It doesn’t flake or smear.

So that’s my basic easy daily makeup products I have been using lately. Sticking with this will allow me to use up some much needed products. Thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

May Favorites

Hello beautiful beauty lovers. This post is about my May favorites as well as a update/review from my latest new purchases post. Some of those are in my favorites and some I’m still trying out and haven’t formed a full opinion about. Some products take a little longer to figure it out for your skin type and needs.

Lets start with skincare shall we:


TonyMoly brightening bubble foam cleanser. Now I first pick this up for my day time cleanser. Although it is great as a morning cleanser, I recently switched it to my nighttime second cleanse and I have been loving it even more. The foam just really gets in those pores and get all the dirt out that gathered all day and really gets left over makeup. And it smells amazing, very light and clean like fresh laundry (that smell gets me every time loll). I bought this cleanser on a whim because it was on sale at ulta and I’m glad I did. But I wish I bought them all cause I don’t know if they will carry it regularly. #sadpanda

The ordinary Caffeine solutions 5% + EGCG. This is an acid for under the eyes to lessen eye puffiness. It really helps with my puffiness and darkness under the eyes. I apply it AM and PM after I wash and tone my face. Definitely a new addition to my routine.

The Ordinary Niacamide 10% + Zinc 1%. This acid helps with skin aging and the zinc helps with oil control. Adding this to my routine in the AM has really helped with my skin’s oil over production. And it really allows my moisturizer penetrate the skin better in return helps makeup lay on the skin more flawlessly. I apply this Am only after cleanser, toner, and caffeine solution, and before moisturizer. I let it soak into the skin and feel a little tacky before applying moisturizer.

Bliss Drench -N- Quench cream to water moisturizer. This moisturizer smells amazing and soaks into the skin quickly. It almost replaces my Pur Minerals Soak it Up intense hydrating moisturizer, Almost.

Clinic Pore refine solution instant perfector. I use this as a primer on my cheeks to fill in pores. You can use this with makeup or on its own. It blurs the pores like a dream. It has a slight color but it doesn’t show up on the skin.

Base:


Nyx Pro foundation Mixer foundation in white. This is an amazing product. You can mix it with any foundation that is too dark to lighten the shade. It doesn’t change the finish or the coverage of the foundation. You can add this to any liquid product to lighten it. They even have darker shades to darken foundations. There are 6 shades to customize your perfect shade. I will be picking up the other shades when I start building my freelance kit.

Wet -N- Wild photo focus foundation in Desert beige. This is the best foundation I have tried in a while. It is medium to buildable full coverage but yet very lightweight. It is great for everyday. Super easy blend and the applicator makes it so easy to use.

Essence No More Redness Concealer stick in green. This helps combat redness on the skin. I use this around my nose because lately, since introducing acids in to my regimen, My skin around my nose has been a little red. It also helps to keep my foundation stay n my nose throughout the day.

ELF HD concealer in medium is my favorite concealer for my natural slight under eye highlight. So creamy and doesn’t crease badly on me. You wouldn’t know the difference between this and a high end concealer. I find that it is a good dupe for Nars creamy concealer.

It Cosmetics bye bye under eye concealer in medium. I love this to conceal slight darkness under the eye before I apply my foundation. I have the travel size because a little goes a really long way. Creamy but stays in place which is a surprise for a really full coverage concealer. I am impressed.

Lancôme Translucence powder in 400. This is a great lightweight powder with color to set you foundation. It has good pigment but doesn’t add more coverage so you won’t get cakey.

ELF Under eye setting powder. This tiny jar of powder is a big deal. It is a translucent powder with a light hint of pink and a little glow properties to it. Really sets the under eye so no worries on creasing.

Bronzer and highlighter:


The Balm cosmetics Betty loumanizer. This is the brozer of the manizer sisters (Mary loumanizeris the highlighter and Cindy loumanizer is the blush). This bronzer gives the perfect golden bronze glow. Just fresh of the beach bake look, which is kinda my thang.

It Cosmetics CC+ radiance palette. I love each powder in this palette. But I have been really loving and abusing the matte bronzer. It has a beautiful bronze and contour on the skin. I put this on first and then finish with the Betty loumanizer for the perfect easy summer look.

Wet -N- Wild Megaglow Highlighting powder in the shade precious petals. I put this highlighter everywhere because it is so beautiful. I hunted this one and the other one in the shade crown my canopy. I have two of each of these because they were limited edition. They were such a hit they are now a new item and you can find them everywhere. This is the only backup highlighter that I have cause this is THE ONE!!

Brows:


Essence brow gel in the browny brows and Nyx brow gel in brunette. These two are my favorite and only brow gels I use. The Essence has fibers in it so you can use in alone or with other brow products. Apparently everyone else at the ultas I go to knows how great it is, cause they are hard to get. So when the Essence is sold out I reach for the Nyx brow gel. It is just as amazing and I can’t live without either one of those.

Billion Dollar Brows eyebrow duo pencil. This is a very versatile product. I use the darker side to carve out my brows and the lighter side to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and in my waterline. You can also use this to conceal.

Lashes:


Pur cosmetics big lash mascara in black. I use this alone or with my holy grail mascara, Jordana best lash extreme. This mascara is great for the upper lashes. It separates and gives volume at the same time. Top it with the jordana mascara, and you have a full jet black set of lashes.

Ebay bottom lashes. Now these are  bit much for bottom lashes, but I love them for a natural easy top lash. They are whispie and easy to apply/. They come 10 pairs in a pack and I paid less than $3 for them.

Other reviews:


The Ordinary Vitamin C suspension 23% HA spheres 2%. This is great for dark spots. It completely cleared my acne scars that I had on my cheeks. This is the strongest Vitamin C that you can buy over the counter. Since it is a very strong Vitamin C, it is gritty which bothers me. It also really tingles on the skin which I eventually got use to and goes away once you add moisturizer. It also claims to helps the skin glow. I did notice some slight glowage. I only use this while I have a blemish to correct it and about twice a week to keep my freckles from getting too dark or getting more.

The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% concentration. Helps with visible texture. This is to be used no more than 3 times a week. Since I don’t use it everyday it takes a little longer to notice a difference. It took me a while to find the best way to use this. I found, for me, using it at night alone and no moisturizer seems to work best. This product stinks, like a subtle skunk smell, so I use it at night and change my pillow case the next day. Even adding moisturizer in the morning wasn’t getting rid of the smell. It’s very subtle so only you can smell it, at first I thought my perfume went bad loll.

TonyMoly sheet masks. I love these and use them all the time. It is concentrated serum in a sheet mask. It’s great for an at home pamper sesh. I use these about once a week to really kick start my skin. I ran out before I had the chance to take a pic. Oops

Well folks that is all of the things I have been loving lately. Now some things that are my holy grail products are still my favorites, I just feel like I talk about them all the time. Like you know all the feels I have for the NYX micro brow. I could talk about that bad boy all day. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

Products I’ve used up pt.5 (I think) lol

Hello folks. I think this is like my 5th empties post but I love doing these because it takes going through a entire product to really know whether you like it or not and if it’s worth a repurchase. Plus it’s sometimes hard to get through an entire product when you’re a beauty junkie and have so many things to get through. Some of these are repurchases which shows how much I love them. So lets get to the trash so I can finally throw them away loll!!!

Skincare:


Pur Minerals Soak it up intense moisturizer (Kohls $34.00). I have purchased so many of these I can’t keep count. I love this moisturizer. It soaks into the skin quickly without leaving a film. Great for oily skin. I have purchased a different moisturizer to try out but this one will be back in rotation on a regular basis soon.


Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean deep pore cleanser with salicylic acid acne treatment toner (Ulta $5.99). This is one of my favorite toners. Definitely my favorite drug store one. This deep cleans my pores and balance the PH in my skin keeping breakouts to a minimum. Doesn’t burn just a light tingling feel to the skin.


Elf daily face cleanser is really great for a daytime cleanser (target $6.00). It’s very gentle on the skin. Thin consistency and a light foam so it won’t strip the skin. Great addition for all skin types.

Neutrogena ultra light cleansing oil (walgreens $10.49): I hate this product. The smell is too strong, it burned my eyes, left a film on my skin after rinsing it off, and it took too much work to remove my makeup. I love the original cleansing oil, but I can only find it occasionally at tj maxx. This is a absolute no for me. Yuck!!!


Aveeno clear complexion daily cleansing pads (you can get this at any drugstore but I normally get mine at ulta so that I can get points $7.99): I love these and I always have a jar of these on my bathroom sink. These are great for night time cleansing after removing your makeup aka the second cleanse. They have different types of these cleansing pads, but this one is my favorite because it has salicylic acid in them. These pads have a smooth side and a exfoliating side and is already wet and ready to go. Great for travel.

 

Foundation:


Estee Lauder double wear light in intensity 4.0 ($39.50): This is a great foundation for spring and summer. light weight version of the infamous double wear that everyone raves about. It has a little less coverage but the same matte finish.  Lasts all day through the toughest of days.

Revlon color stay is a cult favorite ($9.99). This is my moms holy grail foundation. It’s okay but nothing I reach for. I have the color 380 rich ginger which is a good match. I have other foundations that I like better. This foundation made me oily faster than others that I have. Won’t be repurchasing I love the Loreal true match way better.

Revlon nearly naked in 220 natural(discontinued). It laid on the skin beautifully, great finish, and lasted all day. I bought this on a whim and it was gone just as soon as I discovered it. No wonder it was on sale :/.

Lancôme Teint idole ultra 24hr foundation in 420 bisque($47). This is my favorite foundation for a flawless beat nighttime look. Full coverage, last all day, beautiful matte finish.

Brows:


Nyx mircobrow in ash brown ($9.99). Holy grail brow pencil. I always have at least two in my backup drawer. I can’t go without this product. I use it almost everyday. I sometimes switch up my products between pencil, powder, gel, or pomade but this must be on hand at all times.

Lancôme Le crayon poudre in sable ($26.50). I really like this pencil. It last forever!! It’s great for a full brow. The downside is that you have to sharpen it every time you use it to get that sharp tip. I love the skinnier retractable pencil that Lancome has but this is a good option.

Mascara:


Benefit roller lash (full size $24). I really enjoyed this mascara. The rubber bristles really gets into the lashes to separate and curl up. This mascara really does curl the lashes beautifully.

Loreal telescopic ($9.99). I love this mascara for  my bottom lashes and to really separate the top ones. The rubber bristle brush is tiny which is great for precision.

Jordana best last extreme (about $4 depending on store). This is the NYX microbrow of mascara  for me. Two always on backup and can’t live without. Normally I don’t care for bushy wands but this one gives amazing volume.

Estee lauder sumptuous extreme volume mascara in extreme brown ($27.50). This mascara is a absolute no for me. It was too wet, the brush was huge and got mascara all aver my face, color didn’t show up, when it dried it was too crunchy, and flaked all over my face. Horrible!!!!

Maybelline great lash in clear ($5.99). I use this mascara to set my brows. Its great and keep brows in place without added color. Also good to put on before brow powder to help the product stick.

Concealer:


Maybelline Instant age rewind in neutralizer ($8.99). This is a really good concealer to counteract darkness under the eyes, I have repurchased this a few times and really enjoy it. A little goes a really long way.

Nyx HD concealer in CW05 ($4.99). This concealer is really creamy and a dream for under the eye. Full coverage and very blendable. Love this concealer and I always have it in my face  drawer.

Elizabeth Arden flawless finish correcting and highlighting perfecter in #3 ($28). This is a gorgeous highlighting concealer. It is a light weight formula, which is great to use on top of another concealer to give that glow.

Eyeliner:


Rimmel scandeleyes pencil in nude ($3.99). This is a really creamy pencil which is very comfortable in the inner waterline. Doesn’t pull on the skin. Unfortunately the product fell out of the pencil before I had time to finish it. I haven’t repurchased it because I have really been loving the nude pencils from NYX and they have different nude shades which is nice.

Jordana fabuliner liquid eyeliner in brown ($2.99). I love this liner in the brown and the black. The brown is great for a softer eye look. The skinny felt tip is great for making a wing liner and for beginners. So easy to use and last all day on the eye without bleeding.

All righty folks those are all the products that I have used up. It’s always a lot because I try to make an effort to use up things I love mainly to not be wasteful or have too much going to waste and so I can have a reason to go out and buy new or repurchase products lol. oops!! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

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

March Favorites

Hello my beautiful beauty junkies!!!! Today I want to talk about my March favorites. I have been stuck on a few oldie but goodies and also added a few new items to my favorite list. I’ve been sticking to the same makeup for a few months with slight variation due to the fact that I have to be at work before the sun comes up (6am to be exact) so I don’t have a lot of time, or energy to get girliefied. So this has been my go to don’t fail me now products to get me out the door and looking presentable to the public.

Face:

Lancôme la base pro hydra glow primer

I’ve been working and traveling a lot the past few moths and ya girl is tired and my under eyes showed it. no ma’am, this must be fixed. I put this moisturizing primer only on my under eye area before makeup and after moisturizing to prevent any cakeyness and to fill in any lines that have appeared. This primer allows my makeup to sit smoothly on the skin and not make my eyes look and feel dry.

Nyx dark circle concealer in medium
Nyx dark circle concealer in medium

This is a peach toned concealer that cancels out any dark circles and brightens under the eye. I love this stuff. It makes my eyes super bright and open.

Lsncome maquicomplet concealer in clair
Lancôme maquicomplet concealer in clair

this is an amazing lightweight buildable coverage concealer. This  is a holy grail product for me. I put a few stripes under my eyes on top of the NYX concealer, down the bridge of my nose, and on my cupids bow. Then I blend it out and it gives a beautiful highlighted face in all the right places.

Elf HD powder in translucent
Elf HD powder in translucent

I’ve had this powder for a long time and never really used it because it is messy. But this month I have used it non stop. I set my entire face with this powder and it keeps me matte alllll day. And it’s only $6!!!! Definitely worth a go.

NYX matte bronzer
NYX matte bronzer

easiest bronzer you will use!!!! It is so blendable and the pigmentation is perfect. Gorgeous color as well.

Makeup revolution blush
Makeup revolution blush

This blush is just a shade darker than the milani tea rose blush and it is just as gorgeous and a fav just the same. Goes on nice and evenly.

Mac mineralized skin finish in soft and gentle
Mac mineralized skin finish in soft and gentle

Great soft glow for an everyday look. Add a little fix+ to your brush and get a more intense highlight. I use this on my cheeks, nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone, inner corner eye, and as a shadow for a very glowy look. Have to be able to be seen from space!!!

Mario Badescu facial spray
Mario Badescu facial spray

This face spray is good to set makeup, prep face for makeup, even helps sooth sunburn. This is my go to face spray all year round. It has aloe, herbs, and rosewater so you know it’s the real deal loll.

Eyes:

NYX Shadow base in kin tone
NYX Shadow base in kin tone

This is a great dupe for the mac paint pots. It keeps my shadows from creasing. I just make sure to set it with a translucent power. Sometimes I even use this as a lid color and put a little bronzer in my crease and call it a look.

Makeup revolution iconic 1 palette
Makeup revolution iconic 1 palette

This has been the only palette that I have been packing on the trips I have been taking with my family. It has everything you need for a complete eye for day or night.

top: Loreal telescopic mascara bottome: Jordana Best lash extreme mascara
top: Loreal telescopic mascara
bottome: Jordana Best lash extreme mascara

This is may fav mascara combo. Telescopic gives length and separation and Jordana gives volume.

Brows:

NYX microw brow in brunette
NYX microw brow in brunette

I’ve gone through too many of these to keep track. I use two different colors, Ash brown and brunette, depending on how I’m feeling. Weather I use a powder or a pomade, this pencil is always used to sharpen up that wing.

NYX Brow gel in brunette
NYX Brow gel in brunette

With this gel, your brows hairs stay in place all day and your brow defining products won’t budge. This is a great dupe for the benefit give me brow. I can’t do my brows without it.

Mally concealer
Mally concealer

So I’m growing my brows out, eeeekkkkkk!!! I want a fuller and more straight less arched brow so this is the torture I have to go through. So in order to keep my brows kinda neat and to keep me from looking like a yeti, I use this concealer to clean up the tops and bottom of my brows and to hide some of the crazy hairs. It is thick enough to cove the hairs and creamy enough to not cake.

Well peeps, those are the products that I have been loving this March. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure 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.

The Balm
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

Most used products in the month of March!!

Hello allllllllll!!!!!! I want to show you my most used products of the month of march. I have been using these almost everyday in conjunction with other products. Since the winter here is sooo horrible, so I had to add in some skincare to keep my skin moisturized. Also since i work two jobs these products have kept me together. So here is what I have been loving.

Lancome Absolue premium Bx day cream with SPF 15
Lancome Absolue premium Bx day cream with SPF 15

This has been my go to day cream. Since the winter winds have been so cold I have been experiencing some dry burning skin. So this day cream is for dry skin and have been a godsend for my skin. The SPF protects the skin from the bright sun and the moisture lasts alllll day!!

Collagenesis by Skinn face oil
Collagenesis by Skinn face oil

For the months of feburary and march I have been using this face oil in lace of my night cream. This is a moisturizing face oil that has kept my skin from turning into a snake. This oil does not club the pores and is very light. I even add a little to my Absolue day cream if my skin is still feeling tight after I wash my face in the AM.

Clinque Acne solutions foundation in Fresh Beige
Clinque Acne solutions foundation in Fresh Beige

This has been my everyday foundation. Its easy and helps me look put together while I’m running from on job to the other. It has salicylic acid in it which is great for my skin. I have the shade fresh beige which is my perfect winter shade.

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

This is my favorite lip balm. It smells amazing and give my poor big lips some love. It’s great for prepping my lips before adding lipsticks and liner.

Mac Studio Careblend pressed powder in medium+
Mac Studio Careblend pressed powder in medium+

This is my favorite powder to set my foundation with. This is in the shade medium+. It makes my skin feel so silky. his is the second powder that I have purchased and I will continue to repurchase it.

NYX Tame and Frame brow pomade in brunette
NYX Tame and Frame brow pomade in brunette

This is an amazing product for when I want a bolder brow. I have the shade brunette and I thing it is the perfect color for me. This product starts off sheer and is very build able which is good for me cause sometimes ya gyrl don’t know when to STOP!!!

LA Colors shadow palette in Trendy
LA Colors shadow palette in Trendy

I found this palette at a dollar store when I lived in NYC and completely forgot about it. This product is a fantastic rediscovery because I forgot how much I loved these shadows!!! Reunited and it fells so gooooddddd!!!! Not powdery, very blendable, and great crease shades. This palette is called trendy. I have been using the middle row and the top right color religiously.

Lancome Lip Color in Trendy Mauve
Lancome Lip Color in Trendy Mauve

Holy grail status right here!!!! This is my absolute favorite lipstick. So creamy, its like butter on the lips. This color is trendy mauve which is my perfect shade. I pair it with jordan a lipliner in sexy mauve and I can’t get enough.

Jordana Blush in Bronze
Jordana Blush in Bronze

This has been the blush that I have been reaching for to give my that bronzed healthy looking skin. very pigmented so I have to use a light hand. Creamy and beautiful on different skin types. I use this a lot on prom clients because it photographs very nicely.

NYX Wonder Pencil in light/clair
NYX Wonder Pencil in light/clair

This product can be used multiple ways and comes in a few different shades. This can be a skin brightener for under the brow bone or under eyes. I use it in the waterline of my eyes. It brightens the eyes without being as noticeable than a white liner. Its very creamy and I love it for an everyday look.

Lancome Les Sourcils Definis brow pencil in Auburn
Lancome Les Sourcils Definis brow pencil in Auburn

The name of the this brow pencil makes it sound soooo fancy, Les Sourcils Definis!!!! It’s an amazing thin brow pencil. But that’s just what it is, a brow pencil. It stays all day and gives the perfect natural brow. The name just sounds like it can valet my car when I get home from a long day of working. No ma’am you gotta pull in the driveway yaself sorry. This is my second pencil and I about died when the first one ran out. I mean like going out in my pajamas crazy, but I managed to get dressed before I high tailed it to the mall to see my gyrl Judy for a new one. The color I had before was brown but she was sold out so I got Auburn and I love this color much better.

Wel folks these are the products that I have been loving this month. Thank you so much for stopping by to here me yap along once again!!!

Smooches

Kim B

March Ipsy unboxing

So I have been subscribed to ipsy for a few months and the first few months I was not liking it at all. The products were not as fab as the bag they came in. What is ipsy?? Ipsy is a monthly subscription that gives you 4-5 deluxe samples and a small makeup bag for only $10 a month. If there is anything you like from the bag, you can go on their site and purchase the full size for a discount. To get products to you liking, you take a personality quiz and based on the results your bag will reflect your personality. There are tons of subscription boxes out there like other cosmetic boxes, healthy snacks, dog treats, clothes, shoes, mens razors, the possibilities are endless. My mom receives burchbox which so far she has been loving every month. So this month I decided to show you lovely folks what was in my ipsy bag and my initial thoughts on the products.

So the products I received in my pretty blue floral makeup bag is:

NYX butter lipstick in pops
NYX butter lipstick in pops

NYX butter lipstick in #17 pops. Very creamy and a very pretty nude/mauve/pink color. two swipes across your lips and BAM!!! Very moisturizing.

Bottom swatch: Marsh mineral eyeshadow in fifty shades
Bottom swatch: Marsh mineral eyeshadow in fifty shades

Marsk mineral loose eyeshadow in fifty shades. Beautiful slate grey with hints of blue. Very pretty and pigmented and the formula is really soft. Also a little goes a long way.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More anti aging mattifying lotion
Dr. Brandt Pores No More anti aging mattifying lotion

Dr. Brandt pores no more matifying lotion. It really does leave you matte. I would use this more as a primer that a lotion. Or on its own without makeup to give the skin a finished look. The smell isn’t great (medicated smell) but if it works oh well. Plus the smell goes away lol.

Bottom swatch: Evelyn Iona Concealer in flawless medium ivory
Bottom swatch: Evelyn Iona Concealer in flawless medium ivory

Evelyn Iona concealer in Flawless medium ivory. I had to look on Ipsy’s website to see what this was. It is so thin and shiny I thought it was a lipgloss. I have no idea how to use this as a concealer because it is so sheer and greasy. Absolutely no color payoff. Two huge thumbs down.

Sexy Hair Soy renewal blow dry cream with Argan oil
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy renewal blow dry cream with Argan oil

This hair product in nice. Very moisturizing just from applying it to the back of my hand. I can tell right off the bat that it has argan oil just by the silky feel of it. I can’t wait to use this dry or wet hair before blow drying it into my hair. Smells amazing!!!

Well that’s all of my Ipsy bag. If you decide to subscribe to the tipsy bag let me know and tell them that I sent you 😉 Thank you all for stopping in for a good ole chat sesh.

Smooches!!!!

Kim B