Morphe Brushes

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I know I am not the only person who watches Jaclyn Hill on YouTube and ends up purchasing items after she mentions them but I was one of the lucky fans who was able to preorder her palette during the infamous Internet crash!

I love my sleep too much and hit snooze for an hour M-F so wearing make up during the week is almost non existent. I tend to try different looks on the weekend and tonight during my lazy snow day was no different. I used several shadows from the palette to accomplish this look.

I should add that I only did my eyes and lips and only put false eyelashes on one eye (no foundation, bronzer or eye brows were done in this photo)

Products used:
I am using my Jaclyn Hill Morphe Brushes palette for eyes
Nyx Curvaceous Mascara
Physicians formula eyeliner
E.L.F natural lash eyelashes
Nyx lip liner in Bloom
Nyx lip liner in Plum
Nyx soft matte in Istanbul

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Liquid lipsticks/stains

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The new lipstick trend is hitting beauty lovers by storm with liquid lipsticks and stains … It is everywhere but what is wrong with me? What am I doing wrong?

I have purchased two so far as I enjoy the look however they do not stay on my lips long and wear in the wrong ways 😦

I purchased Stilla fiore and the color is too bright and a sales gal at Ulta convinced me into purchasing Smashbox longwear lip laquer in pink social instead of Too Faces Melted liquid lipsticks.

I will apply pink social in the morning and by noon it has worn out and looks like I have lip liner outlined.

What are your tips and tricks in getting them to last long? Which brand do you recommend?

E.L.F Haul

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We all love make up and how it makes us feel but how annoying is it to walk into a store like Ulta or Sephora and just looking at the prices just about maxes out your credit card without even spending a dime?!

I have several goals and things I am saving up for but I really wanted to splurge a little….So I let myself spend $40.50 in makeup… And no I didn’t purchase two or three items… I purchased almost 30 items. Although this brand is inexpensive that doesn’t mean that the payoff is cheap or not good, it’s actually really good!

E.L.F was having their 50% off sale plus their usual free shipping after $40 spent. I bought what seems like everything under the sun!!! I am very happy with everything I got and how I don’t feel guilty about it!

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The swatches above are the following:
Moonlight Pearl- baked highlight
Passion Pink- baked blush
Pink minx- moisturizing lipstick
Berry Blush- glossy gloss (lipgloss)
Natural and nearly nude- matte lip color

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Hairfinity Review

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I feel pretty when my hair looks healthy, what about you?

The first thing you see on the hairfinity website is “Hairfinity Hair Vitamins are formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair growth. Our vitamins nourish your hair from the INSIDE OUT. Most customers report positive results in the first month.”

I purchased a one month supply of the hairfinity as like everyone else, I too want longer, fuller, healthier hair and I wanted to see what one month would do before I bit the bullet and purchased more. I’ve tried using high end shampoos and conditioners but resulted in itchy scalp to the point where I had welts on my scalp so you could see why I would be skeptical. I used to take Biotin vitamins every single day for a year and saw no difference so how would this pill be any different? I watched several YouTube testimonials and read enough reviews to last me a lifetime but in the end I had to see it for myself. The reason why I was hesitant was because the reviews had more pros but some of the cons I saw or read were increase in acne, made the hair brittle, unhealthy or damaged, itchy scalp and many more things and well my body is very sensitive so I was concerned I would see more cons than pros.

I am hitting week three of hairfinity and I wanted to see if I could see a difference. I saw some slight difference in my eye lashes, my nails were looking much healthier and my hair looks fuller but not a huge difference in length. In the photos included you can see a difference in the fullness and slight length but not super crazy like some people boast about in their reviews.

Please remember this is my perspective on my reaction and reflections of having hairfinity in the past three weeks! I will buy another one month supply to see how it goes and will do another review then. I should also add that my diet is poor and I am working on eating better so that too has an effect on hair growth.

Product retails for:
1 month = $24
2 month = $48

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Amazing Cosmetics (Concealor) Review…

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First off, I had never heard of this brand before but it was a sample that I received with a mini Sephora haul that I did a couple months back. The brand is Amazing Cosmetics but the item received was a concealor in the shade medium beige.

You should probably know that I have dry skin so I am very selective on the products that I use because they tend to cling onto my dry patches so I will be very honest!

I used this as a foundation instead of a concealor so this sample only lasted me two days but it gave me a medium coverage but certainly could be built to full coverage. I applied the product with my Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 brush which applied smoothly and almost like it was my own skin pigmentation.

I would highly consider purchasing the full bottle of this product however it’s pretty expensive. This product retails for $42. I don’t know about you but I’m on a budget since we are planning to say “I Do” next year.

Gerard Cosmetics Review

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So two weeks after I placed my order I still had not received my items, I sent two emails and an Instagram message to Gerard Cosmetics and they finally got back to me, apologized for the delay and resent me a whole new order. I received both the original and replacement order and was told to keep them both, if that doesn’t say that they care for their customers than you’ve lost your marbles- they took care of me and my need for this product very well!

I purchased Jaclyn’s babies because it was less expensive than buying them separately, I also used a coupon code to save 25% off my entire order so that helped too!

The lipgloss are very pigmented and last a while however it does not apply as easily as I would hope, with other lip glosses you can dab a little to the center of the lip and move your lips side to side to apply it however you cannot with these. The pigmentation is so vibrant that it’s hard to apply it lightly without over applying.. You can certainly build up the color to make it darker but the first application is pigmented enough!

I love that the lip glosses and lipstick are not sticky and do not make your lips smack which is GREAT!!

What should I do with the extra two lip glosses and lipstick??

Soy Face Cleanser Review

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Several months ago my skin was becoming extremely dry and patchy near my chin area so I decided to try a new cleanser. I heard so many great reviews about the Soy Face Cleanser that I decided to take the risk and try it. The reason why I call it a risk is because my body is highly sensitive so trying new things is not my thing.

The cleanser is similar to a gel consistancy and does not foam a lot so it’s very gentle to the skin and leaves it feeling smooth. The only thing I feel you should be warned is that it smells like fresh cut cucumbers so if you do not like cucumbers I suggest not using this product as it is straight up Cucumber. If that will be an issue I suggest using Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser (that will be my next review).

Great product and very glad I stepped out of my bubble and tried it. Should you have any questions about this product, please leave a comment and I will try to answer you back at my earliest convenience.

-G