Brows on a Budget: NYX and E.L.F.

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For the longest time I was obsessed with others eyebrows and how perfect they could get them looking. After doing some research I found some alternatives to the expensive brow gels and creams (such as the $18 Anastasia Dip Brow) that work almost just as well!


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NYX Tinted Brow Mascara: The first product I want to talk about is this brow mascara from NYX. It retails for $7 to $9 depending on where you buy. This mascara has a tiny brush which you just brush your brows into place. I have quite dark hair so my color is in Espresso. The brush is just under the size of a quarter which works well for your brows. When brushing into place you can go over in layers to achieve the correct shape and color. I usually go over twice since I sometimes miss spots. This product dries fairly quickly and will not budge until removed with makeup remover. The best part about this product is that if you make a mistake you have enough time to quickly smudge it away, so you can really get those flawless brows. This is my go to product on a daily basis since it takes two seconds to apply. Keep reading to find out about the eyebrow kit!

Save or Splurge: MAC Matchmaster Foundation and Pro Longwear Powder

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For my recently passed birthday I received some MAC products from friends and family, and with that came these two products. I have to be honest, I originally had their newest foundation and a mineral finish powder but both broke out my skin so I swapped a day later for these products. Now that I’ve had these products for a couple weeks now I can really give you guys a full review. So lets get down to business, should you go and splurge on the MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation and Pro Longwear Powder? Maybe… Read on to find out more!

Birthday Freebie: Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara

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Is your birthday in August? Are you signed up with ULTA for a rewards card (which is free)? If you said yes to both of these answers then lucky you! For those whose birthdays fell in June, July, or August ULTA will send you a special email with your code for this sample size of Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara. I received mine a few days after my birthday, which was in July, and have been testing this product ever since.


This sample mascara comes with 0.1 fl oz of product and is in the shade of black. The packaging of this product claims that this mascara will give you bigger, blacker, and badder lashes. This mascara is used for length and volume along with the claim it will nourish your lashes as you wear it.The brush itself is filled with a very thick set of bristles that picks up a large amount of product. In my honest opinion a bit too much product… Continue reading for more + swatches!

Full Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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As part of my mini ULTA haul I had purchased one of NYX’s matte lip creams mainly out of curiosity. I knew of the Copenhagen shade that always blows up the internet in the Fall/Winter. So because of this, and the fact it was buy one NYX product get the other 50% off, I just had to try out a new shade. The shade I purchased is in the color San Paulo which is a bright fuchsia color. Without any special deals this product retails for $5.99.

Keep reading for full review

The Liebster Award

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First off I want to thank Thrifter Lust for the nomination. The Liebster Award is all about recognizing new blogs found by other bloggers. So thank you Thrifter Lust for considering me! With each nomination the rules change slightly but for mine it was a blog with less than 200 followers. The point of this is to then pass the award on to other blogs with less than 200 followers. This way we can spread the love and exposure! In the process we might even make some new friends.


The Rules

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Display the award.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers with 10 new questions.
  4. Answer the questions.

Keep reading for the nominees!

Life Changing Products: MAC’s Lightful C Skincare Line

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As you all know I received quite a bit of MAC products for my recent birthday and I am here to give you the full run down on some of MAC’s new skincare line Lightful C. The two products which I received were the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion and the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Moisturizer. I have been using these products since only July 12th, and let me tell you these products are life changing.


Let me start by telling you my face history…for starters I have combination skin that tends to run on the more sensitive side. Oily T-zone, dry cheeks, you know the typical combo skin run down. For the longest time I never ever wore a moisturizer because I could never find one that didn’t break me out, and or actually worked on my dry patches. Overall my face had an uneven complexion and dry semi-red cheeks. I had acne scars on my chin and near my nose. After a week of using these two products I already saw a difference. Keep reading for how I use these products.

Birthday Surprise: MAC Haul

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This is probably one of the most overdue posts ever…considering my birthday was a few weeks ago. On July 12th I turned 22, and honestly had no idea what I wanted for my birthday. I was stumped this year, truly and honestly stumped. I brainstormed the idea of getting ombre hair but decided against that after seeing a classmate have the same dye done. It would definitely not be for me. So then I thought to myself how could I up my makeup game? Well MAC came to mind. I have already strayed away from top brands and knew that MAC was a pricey brand. But hey it was my birthday, and I had to tell people something!

Keep reading to see what I received!

Mini Haul: Ulta

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Over the weekend I went on a serious hunt, mainly for a cheap highlighter but also because I had some coupons. The destination Ulta, the outcome, well a lot more things than I was expecting. I ended up getting a highlighter, matte lipstick, a finishing powder, two more face masks, and a free birthday mascara! So let me go ahead and tell you about each product.

Keep reading for full review

Skin Miracles: Nivea Skin Firming & Toning Gel Cream

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I don’t know about you but I have a cellulite problem, partly genetic and partly because getting to the gym regularly is quite impossible these days. My main problem area is the backs of my legs, which has caused some anxiety during shorts season. I stumbled upon this product after my own mother recommended it for me. She had been trying it for quite some time and noticed a real improvement! So for all of those suffering from pockets of cellulite let me introduce you to your skin miracle, Nivea’s Skin Firming & Toning Gel Cream. Keep reading to see how it worked for me.