FOTD: June 6th, 2014

Hello everyone!

I thought I would just do a quick face of the day today. I am excited to review a bunch of products, but I want to use them just a tad bit more so that I can review them properly!

I wanted to look fabulous while I sat in bed and binged watch season two of Orange is the New Black! I won’t give any spoilers, but I feel like I should have waited to read the book until the series was finished… I am too practical for the huge differences between the book and the show! I am just going to have to enjoy the series in all of it’s false-ness. (:

Onto the products!
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  •  YSL Creme Blush in shade 4, Audacious Orange
  • MUFE Aqua Liner in shade 4, Diamond Lagoon Green
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, Jet Black
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • ELF Brow Kit, Medium (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • MAC Lip Erase Balm in Dim
  • MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt
  • NYC Eyelash Curler

Photos, photos galore!

I really wasn’t in the mood to take selfies today, sorry if I don’t look too excited! (:

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I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

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Looks like someone needs a wax!

Looks like someone needs a wax!

Glasses for comparison.

Glasses for comparison.

This blush is ridiculous. It's so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

This blush is ridiculous. It’s so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed my FOTD! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

xoxo
Tina

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OOTD/FOTD Vegas Edition

Why hello ladies and gentleman!

I had a nice time in Las Vegas over the weekend. If you read my last post then you know that my reason for being in “Sin City” was for an European Car Festival (Wuste).

It was was definitely hot and the wind was crazy, but I had a nice time seeing people that I don’t get to see very often! I also met a bunch of awesome people as well. My boyfriend, Todd, and I always enjoy going to these events together. Our friend also drove down from Sacramento, so it was awesome to see him as well!

Let’s jump to the things that you guys care about!

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This was my outfit for main day of the festival, Saturday. I wanted my skirt to be tight fitting because of how windy it was!!

  • Blouse: H&M (Gift from the lovely Todd)
  • Belt: Forever 21
  • Skirt: Forever 21
  • Wedges: Urban Outfitters

I wanted to keep it simple, and I actually got a lot of compliments from random people! Yay!

Now, my makeup:

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I decided to skip the BB cream so that I could reapply my sunscreen as needed. I learned that matte lip products are not the best things for 20+ mph winds, but I managed! Ok, it was so windy that I thought that my false eyelashes were going to just fly right off of my face! They lasted throughout the day though! It was my first time wearing them in public, and I felt fabulous. I ended up cutting my Callas lashes and only putting them on the outer corner of my eye. They were a lot easier to apply that way (great for beginners like me!).

  • Elta MD facial sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush, Tipsy
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • Covergirl Clean Concealer
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Callas Lashes (cut)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (tight line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Burnout, Nooner, Darkside, Blackheart, & Strange)
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

I wanted to do big, dramatic wings, but my eyes were so irritated from the hot wind. I decided to keep it simple this weekend!

Bonus:

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Here is the man behind the camera; the man who stole my heart! I had a great time with him, and he always spoils me to pieces!

Product list for this photo (taken Friday):

  • Elta MD Facial Sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Nooner, Factory, Darkside, Strange)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (Tight Line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

I hope you enjoyed the read! If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.

xoxo
Tina

Covergirl Clean Invisible Concealer Review

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I have finally accepted the fact that I have dark circles, and I have yet to find my dream concealer (any suggestions?). I really didn’t like this concealer when I first started using it- “You get what you pay for!” keeps ringing in my head. I also really wanted to try Maybelline’s Age Rewind concealer, but $10 was a bit steep for me. Covergirl’s concealer is about $5 at Target. I have heard good things about Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge Concealer (sold at Walmart- $6), so that may be my next choice.

I had a bit of a learning curve with this concealer. I started with using my fingers, and I really didn’t like the finish. It didn’t crease, but you could tell that it was there. I decided to try applying it with a beauty blender… that is when I started liking the concealer more. You can still faintly see my dark circles, but it is a major improvement! I do not look as tired now (yay). -I didn’t use a setting powder yesterday, and I still didn’t see any creasing.

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Swatches! You can see it blended out on the right, but my face is a bit darker than the inside of my arm. The consistency is a bit liquid-y.

Before:

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(don’t mind the fallout of mascara, it was from removal, not application)

Look at those babies! They actually look worse in person. This semester has not been kind to me.

After:

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(Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara- 3 coats on the left, 2 on the right.)
I used the triangle application method, and blended downward with a wet beauty blender. I did two coats since the beauty blender thins the product out.

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Blends well with beauty blender
  • Doesn’t crease

Cons:

  • Not very pigmented
  • Can still see the product
  • Can still see dark circles
  • Applicator prone to harbor bacteria (doe foot)

Blushing Daisy Score: 7/10 

I would have given this a 5 if I never thought of using a beauty blender. It didn’t crease by itself, so a 7 is a more deserved grade than a 6.

Will I purchase this again? Yes, if Hard Candy’s concealer ends up being worse.

What concealer do you use?

xoxo
Tina

Sephora Favorites: Lash Stash To Go

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Oh my. Look at this pretty little thing!

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For a limited time at Sephora you can purchase this pretty little sampler for $25. It comes with five different sample size mascaras and a voucher for a full size of one of the choices.

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From left to right (sorry for the blur!):

  1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (.17 oz- ~$14.50)
  2. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (.16 fl oz- $10)
  3. Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara (.18 fl oz- ~$8.75)
  4. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (.135 fl oz- ~$16.88)
  5. blinc inc Blinc Mascara (.08 fl oz- ~$9.90)

The prices are based from Sephora’s pricing. The packaging says that this is a $65 value, but honestly it is much more. The samples themselves are worth $60 together + the voucher. This little box is actually worth ~$80-90! I think $25 is a steal for this! You are practically paying for a full size mascara, and you are receiving five free sample sizes.

The voucher does not have a expiration date that I can see. I think it will take me at least a year to get through all of these samples! I will be reviewing these babies as I use them, Lancome being first. Mascara is really based on preference, so this is great for finding one that works great for you!

I didn’t think that I would ever get my hands on this baby! I am lucky to have such a supportive boyfriend. He definitely spoils me much more than I deserve! (Thank you Todd!)

What is your favorite mascara?

You better snag one up before this deal is gone! I highly recommend it.

xoxo
Tina