Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Makeup Haul

Hi loves! So I have bought a bunch of makeup over the last few days. I'm going to do a haul and first impressions. All products I bought with my own money. I went to Sephora, and Duane Reade.

***IGNORE MY AWKWARD FACES IN THE BACKGROUND***

     The first thing I bought was Maybelline New York the Rocket Volum' Express (Yes, I didn't mean volume). It comes in an indigo tube with pink lettering and the wand has pink bristles.

First impression:
      The mascara is a bit watery when you dip the wand in and it clumps the eye lashes. In my pictures I am wearing this mascara. I personally like the eyelashes a bit clumped but others don't. I also chose not to curl my eyelashes before I put it on since I curled them in the morning.

So above is what the tube looks like.
The wand looks like this.



      The second thing I bought, is yet another mascara. This is the Covergirl Clump Crusher by lashblast. The mascara is water resistant, a fancy way of saying waterproof (lol!).  I curl my lashes before I use it, even though I don't think its necessary for everyone. If you have naturally curled eyelashes then you obviously don't need to curl your lashes. The mascara has lasted me the whole day and I can recommend it by itself or ontop of another mascara.

First impressions:
       Nothing bad about it. I personally have liked it since I first put it on.





      The next product I got was the Covergirl outlast stay fabulous foundation and SPF 20.  I like the idea that it is a pump instead of pouring the foundation onto the sponge. It comes out easy and I put four pumps onto a sponge to blend it in.

First impression:
    I really liked this foundation. Some foundations clog pours but this one didn't. It also stayed the whole day even though I worked out for 45 minutes. Yes, yes I know you aren't suppose to workout with makeup on but I didn't have any touch up with me. But overall, I really liked the foundation and when I finish it I would definitely re-purchase it.





      This is one of my favorite purchases! This is the Naked 2 eyeshadow palette by urban decay. The palette costs $50 which is a bit pricey. I think this is a very good investment. Like everything in this post, I bought this eyeshadow palette with my own money. The colors in this palette or slightly more shimmery but they are lighter then the original Naked palette. I do not have the original naked palette. But if you are looking for a good investment in eyeshadow I suggest you look at them.



     The white powder in the picture below is loose setting powder (sephora brand). The brown powder is foundation. I heard a rumor that there was a chemical in the MAC setting powder that is known to cause cancer. But the Sephora setting powder doesn't have that chemical. This was also my first time using powder foundation. I used my new powder brush and I personally really liked it. Again, this brand is kind of pricey but if you want to invest in foundation, I suggest it.



     This is the urban decay primer potion. It doesn't do wonders like you won't see a major change in your eyeshadows. If you are using brighter colors like blues, yellows, and oranges then you can see that it stays on longer. If you are using neutral colors, I didn't notice any difference. I heard that the Maybelline color tattoo is good but I have not tried that yet.

     I was using Almay black eyeliner for sometime. I did not like it. That will be a different post. But it would smudge and not stay on my water and tight lines on my eyes. I am now using the Rimmel Scandaleyes. It stays on longer and it goes on really easier. I have not figured out how to sharpen it yet though. But overall, I really like this eyeliner.

    Before two days ago, I didn't have any makeup brushes. I would either use my fingers, sponge tips, or the brush they came with. I think a good investment is brushes. I got travel brushes for $32. They are smaller and come with an eyeliner, smudge, powder, crease, and lid brush. This is good for doing multi colored eyeshadows. 



     The look and quad I used is from one of the Maybelline quads. If you can notice, one eye is lighter then the other with the eyeshadow. That was on purpose because I was trying a day look vs a night look with that quad. If you want, I can post about it. I really enjoyed playing around with it.







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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Seventh Grade Skincare Routine

      I wrote this post awhile ago. But this is the skin care routine I used throughout seventh grade.

      Well the topic I am going to post about is skin care. I am just going to out right say it. No one likes acne. Well if you like zits, blackheads, and whiteheads you can stop reading now. So last year someone said to me, "why do you post about not having acne? Because you kinda do". That kind of stung a bit so I decided to get clearer skin. Well I didn't think clearasil worked. But you never know it could work with you. So I suggest before you go out buy a brand you see on television a.k.a proactive, clean and clear, and x-out; you should go to a dermatologist. They have brands that that they make, and they could get black heads, dark spots, white heads, and acne with a few visits.

     My dermatologist (if you don't know, its a fancy word for skin doctor) gave me a facial cleanser to use in the morning and at night to get rid of acne. It is from a brand called epiderme clinical skin care. I had really bad acne so I found that this cleanser helped a lot. It is the purifying cleanser. You can but the cleanser and other treatments from <epidermeskincare.com>. Well I get a breakout I would use the epiderme exfoliating treatment pads. You wipe them wherever you have breakout and it stings at first but after a few minutes it starts to work.  Then at night I would use the acne medication called epiduo. I would use at night. A side effect to using acne medication is that it dries out your skin. So you cannot forget to moisturize! Bath & Bodyworks have good lotions and creams and have sales a lot. You can also order online! Or if you don't want a smelling lotions you can go to a drugstore or pharmacy and buy CeraVe or Cetaphil. They are lotions that work very well.

     Well next topic is makeup. I personally like makeup brands such as neutrogena, almay, and sephora for my skin. Well I like to use the neutrogena skin clearing oil free makeup foundation. I wear it to school sometimes when i have a breakout or I will wear it when I go out with some friends. I like to put moisturizer on before I put it on because it helps it last longer. I also wear almay clear complexion concealer around my eyes. If you are shopping for foundation or concealer, I cannot stress this enough, get a color that matches your skin color! If you get a color that doesn't match your skin tone then it will look really bad. You want makeup to hide the features you don't like and enhance your good features. Not to show everyone that you wear makeup. I don't wear blush that often. If you want to add color to your cheeks, just pinch them a few times.

     Okay the next topic is wiping off makeup. If you keep your makeup when you go to sleep then the makeup will go onto your pillow and you might get a breakout. Always wipe off your makeup at night. Wash your face every night and day. I suggest using Garnier The Soothing  Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They are about 6-8 dollars depending on which type you get. Or you can go to Costco and buy 4 of the Kirkland Brand for about 10 dollars. Then I suggest you use a toner to get the dirt and makeup that did not come off when you used the makeup wipes didn't get off. I use the Clean& Clear deep cleaning toner. It's about 6 dollars which is cheap against some other toners. Just put some toner onto a cotton ball and clean your face with it. Then wash your face.

      Lastly, always moisturize and use sun screen. Moisturizing will keep your skin smooth, and healthy and not dried out. Also sunscreen protects against the sun. People think it's a waste because they never get burned, like me. But you might not seen the effects now, but in like 30 to 40 years you can have skin cancer or a disease where you might never be able to go into the sun again. So I suggest you should put sun tan lotion if you are going to the beach and the pool.


So I hoped this post helped you! Write comments down below. Kisses!

     



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