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Saturday, January 26, 2013

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural: Review

Hey everyone! Recently, I've been loving NYX's Rouge Cream Blush in Natural. It's a gorgeous, natural looking color and great for everyday makeup. I like to set NYX's Cream Blush with E.L.F's powder blush from their studio line in Tickled Pink for long-lasting color. After setting it with a powder blush, the color stays on for about eight hours which is great! To apply, I take a cosmetics sponge, dab it in the cream blush, and then swipe it onto my cheeks. It's very pigmented, so it'll last a long time, as you only need to use a little on each cheek. That also means that it's fairly easy to achieve a more dramatic look with this blush, simply by dabing more color onto your cosmetics sponge. Another great thing about this, is that it's very affordable. It costs $6.75 on NYX's Website and $6.99 at Ulta, but you can also buy NYX's Rouge Cream Blush at Cherry Culture for $4.90. Love it! How do you feel about NYX's Rouge Cream Blushes?

NYX's Rouge Cream Blush in Natural



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Monday, January 21, 2013

6 DIY Facial Masks and Scrubs for Acne

Hey everybody, today I'm going to share with you some masks that I have heard about, tried, and loved! All of the recipes will be brief, since I'm going to have multiple recipies, but if you have any questions, comment below and I will answer them. I will also add more recipes once I find new ones that I love. Here they are!

Egg Whites and Yogurt Mask

Thing's You'll Need

  • Two eggs
  • Two Tablespoons of plain yogurt.
Recipe
  1. Seperate two egg whites from the rest of the egg and place the white of the egg in the bowl
  2. Add the plain yogurt to the eggs and mix. Never use flavored yogurt, as it contains sugar and other ingredients that may be more harmful to the condition of your skin then beneficial.
  3. Put this mixture on your face and wait for thirteen minutes.
  4. Wash off
Strawberry Mask For Oily Skin

Thing's You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
Recipe
  1. Mash these two ingredients using a fork, or a blender. If you have a blender easily accesable, I suggest you use it, I used a fork since I was to lazy to get the blender, and my mask didn't end up completely smooth.
  2. Apply to your face and wait for 10-15 minutes 
  3. Wash off
Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask

I've written a post about this mask here

Sugar and Citrus Scrub

Thing's You'll Need
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • Half of an orange
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
Recipe
  1. Squeeze half of an orange and put the juice in a bowl
  2. Add the sugar and honey and stir
  3. Apply the mixture to your face and scrub for about 2-3 minutes 
  4. Wash off
Juice Mask For Oily Skin

Thing's You'll Need
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Recipe
  1. Take off the stems of the strawberries and mash them with a fork or place them in the blender and blend them. Place the blended strawberries in the bowl
  2. Seperate the egg white from the yolk and add the egg white to the bowl with the strawberries
  3. Add the honey and lemon juice and mix
  4. Apply to your face and wait for 10 minutes
  5. Wash off
Honey Mask

Thing's You'll Need
  • Honey
Recipe
  1. Apply the honey to your face and leave on for 30 minutes
  2. Wash off. (yes, it's that simple)

Bye! I hope that you enjoyed this post! 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Favoite Drugstore Makeup Tag!

Hey everyone! Today I decided to do the My Favorite Drugstore Makeup Tag! I've seen this tag floating around quite a bit and decided to jump on the bandwagon.

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

Definatley E.L.F. All of their products are extremely inexpensive, and similar to more high end brands. I really love E.L.F.'s Studio Line, which are mostly three dollars, and the quality is amazing for the price. Their Studio brushes are especially fantastic, and SOOO soft.A lot of products in their Studio and Essential lines can be bought at Target.

2. What are your favorite face, lip, and cheek products?

My favorite face product is definately Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent. It keeps my face matte for about five hours, and it's really great to have in the summer. I would have to say that my favorite lip product is Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch. It's such a gorgeous color, very moisturizing, smells good, and is also extremely wearable. For cheek products, I absoloutely love E.L.F.'s HD Blush in Headliner. It's a very pigmented liquid blush in a pretty pink color, with long lasting color. The container is about the size of a nail polish bottle and will last me forever as you only need the smallest amount ever to get natural looking, flushed cheeks. I did a review of Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent and E.L.F.'s HD Blush in Headliner here and a review of Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch here.

3. Least Favorite Product?

L.A. Girl's Illuminating Blush in Bashful. I was really hoping that this would be a great blush, but instead, I was extremely disapointed since the pigmentation is bad, the texture is chalky and the smell is horrible! Hate it!

4. What is your favorite underdog product?

My favorite underdog product would have to be Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer. I feel like not that many people talk about it, and is definately deserves more attention. It provides full coverage, blends nicely, and lasts a long time. I love it!

5. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Pretty much everything from Pysicians Formula. Their products aren't cheap (mostly all of them are $10-$20), and their quality is definately not good enough to be that expensive. I do pick up some of their products when they are on sale for about $4 at my Target, Big Lots, or Grocery Outlet, but that's all that I would pay for them.

6. Best drugstore dupe?

 My favorite drugstore dupe is Boots' No 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion as a dupe for Benefit's High Beam. Boots' verison is $13 and more that twice the size of Benefit's High Beam which costs $26.

7. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Probably EOS' lip balms. I like them, but they are pretty average lip balms that I don't think are as spectacular as a lot of people say.

I hope you enjoyed this! I had fun making this post and hope you liked reading it! What's your favorite drugstore makeup? Bye!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nutra nail gel perfect review

Hey everyone! I bought Nutra Nail's Gel Perfect gel nail polish awhile back, but haven't written a blog about it yet, so I decided to. I picked up a pack of two at Grocery Outlet for about $9, and I'm sure glad that I didn't pay full price (about $11-$16 each). I love Grocery Outlet though, and if you have one near you, definately check out the aisle with makeup. A lot of their products are about 75% off the original price, and have brands like Physicians Formula, Maybelline, L'oreal, and Revlon. Anyway, when I got this, I was super excited, since I have always wanted a gel manicure but didn't want to spend the money on a starter kit in case I disliked it as much as this. I was extremely disapointed with the results. The instructions say to first apply one coat of activator, and then imediately afterward to brush on the gel color and repeat, and then one more coat of activator. The smell of the activator really bugged me. I can't quite explain the scent but it's extremely strong and disgusting. The color is very sheer and it takes multiple coats to get a good color. Also, the activator works like glue, and if you get any on your hand, it stays for awhile unless you remove it with nail polish remover. Also, it chipped almost imediately. When I was finished, I was extremely disapointed, and removed it imediately, only to find that it takes approximately 10 minutes to get it off. Repurchase? Never ever. Have you ever had success with at home gel manis?



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Review

Hey everyone! I just bought Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch, and love it! I honestly don't know why I didn't buy it before, I've passed by it so many times and always wanted to buy it but never have until now. I mean, it's not like it's expensive, with a price tag of around three dollars. Anyway, first of all, the smell is great! Pink Punch is fruity and smells delicious. The color is a fairly sheer, bright pink and is very moisturizing. I love this and extremely recomend this to anyone who like tinted lip balms. Repurchase? Definately. Do you like Maybelline Baby Lips?





Friday, January 4, 2013

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick

Hey everybody! Yesterday, I went to Walgreens to search for Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick. I had heard a lot of good reviews for this product and that it was a dupe for Clinique's Chubby Stick, so I had to go out and get it. I don't have Clinique's Chubby Stick, so I can't compare these two, but of the reviews that I saw, the owners of both of these products preferred Neutrogena's take on it.  Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick costs about nine dollars at most places, but the prices may vary at different stores and cities. First of all, I love the texture, it's so creamy. I bought this in Sweet Watermelon, which is a bright pink with sparkles. Although I wish there weren't sparkles, I love this enough that I would definately buy it again.  The color is fairly sheer, so it's great for everyday wear. As for the moisturizing properties, I can't exactly say since I've only used this for a day, but my lips did seem to be a little bit more moisturized after one use. Lastly, the smell is amazing! Mine smells fruity, but each color might smell different, however, if you absoloutely HATE scents, you might want to stay away.  To my knowledge, you can find Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick at Walgreens, CVS, http://www.neutrogena.com/, and Target. What do you think about Nutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick?Bye!



Sorry the swatch isn't very good