Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Beauty hauls, Eyes, First impressions, Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Hi all, I grabbed a few new things and thought I'd do a combo first impressions and try-on video. I got Wet 'n Wild's eyeshadow palette in Coming in Latte, Illumi-naughty concealer pen in Posing Nude, Velvet Matte Lip Color in Hickory Smoked, and Maybelline's Color Tattoo Crayon in Barely Beige. Check out my first impressions and wear for day 1: https://youtu.be/gTVDQYWayhw I wore a couple of these products on the second day, just to see if I felt differently about anything. The concealer looked better, but I still prefer the tried-and-true Maybelline version. I think if you're on a budget and aren't too picky, this is a great option, though. I wore the Color Tattoo Crayon alone without a primer, and by the end of the day it was clumped up…
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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

Eyes, Product reviews, Videos
Hi, guys! I’m finally getting settled into my new apartment and I'm getting ready to start my new job on Monday. Exciting stuff! In the meantime, I've been going through my makeup for things to review. This post comes in text and video form, so scroll below the video if you'd prefer to skim. http://youtu.be/v4RFECruuZ8 This concealer has quite the name: the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer with collagen and vitamins C and K. Basically, this is the IT Cosmetics concealer that comes in the tube instead of the jar. This concealer is described by the company as: An award winning anti-aging, treatment concealer that delivers highly pigmented perfect coverage, anti-aging technology to help treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration, conceal dark circles, age spots…
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October Favorites

October Favorites

Videos
So... I only posted ONE substantial post last month, and that was my September favorites. Needless to say, it was a tough month for me. I did a bad job scheduling my courses this semester, so I pretty much get slammed in the beginning of the week, and by the time I'm out of it, I crash. Every week. Luckily at this point my regular assignments are being replaced by long-term final projects, so I can at least have some control over my days now. I already have two more videos ready to go, and a third I'll be posting somewhere in the middle (Sephora VIB Haul coming up!!). Ok. No more excuses. I've got some great favorites this month. Watch them DANCE: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-g83mfCSo] I mentioned in my feedback…
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September Favorites 2014

September Favorites 2014

Videos
I had only a few favorites for September, but I just found myself reaching for the same things over and over again. Without further ado.... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSa16APukVg&w=560&h=315] Here's a little more information about each of the products I talk about in the video (or just the TL;DR version for those who don't want to watch the whole video!): MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20 - I couldn't find the contact lens case I was using to save the extra product that comes out of the pump (explanation in my review of this concealer), so I went for using the whole pump and using the excess to spot treat and prime my lids. Then I could go without foundation or BB cream! Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (sample) - Ever since I…
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July Favorites

July Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi guys! You may have noticed my posts and videos slowing down a bit this past month, and that's due to my feeling ill for probably about half the month overall. But I've spent that time in bed planning out my posts for the rest of my time here in Virginia (only two weeks!?!), so hopefully I'll be back at it in full force this month! A lot of my favorites are combinations of things, so this looks like a lot of products, but once you group them up it's not too bad.   Garnier BB Cream Combo   I love the Garnier BB creams, and lately I've been loving the two different types (original and oily/combination) mixed together. I wrote a post about these last fall, so check that…
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Empties #1

Empties #1

Empties and purges, Product reviews
Hello! I noticed while I was moving out of my dorm room that I had quite a few makeup items that I had used up or that I wanted to toss out, so I thought it would be a good time to write my first empties post! It's finally time to say goodbye to my tube of Diorshow mascara. I had mixed feelings about this mascara, but I was lagging on actually throwing it out. I don't see myself repurchasing this, at least not for the near future, as I'm still going to be on a student's budget for another year. Next I have two eyeliner samples from Clinique. They look like they'd have a lot of product in them, but they don't. All you get is the little bit…
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MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

Eyes, Face, Product reviews
Hi! As you may have seen in my birthday haul, I finally splurged on MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer to cover up my purple-toned under eye area. This concealer goes on very thin yet pigmented, so it doesn't take much to get full coverage. It seems to look best when I take a few minutes to use thin layers and blend it out.  This is definitely not a "throw on and go" kind of product! If I try and rush it, this can settle into fine lines or look cakey. So expect a learning curve with this product, but the extra time is worth it! My only real problem with this concealer is that the pump dispenses way too much product, and you have no control over how much comes out…
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Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Birthday Haul (I’m a Crazy Person)!

Beauty hauls, Style, Style hauls
Hi, everyone! I got some things I've been lusting after (and then some) for my birthday, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. But I feel the need to start off with a warning: I went a little crazy. I never shop like this and probably won't buy too much more for a long time, so be prepared for a long post... Sephora Of course, I had to go to Sephora. I had some store credit from a return and decided to go against my natural instinct to save it up and splurge on something fun. I have two from the Rouge Volupte Shine line and really wanted to try the original Rouge Volupte line. I got #29 Rose Opera: The scent and feel of this lipstick is similar to…
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My December Makeup Basket

My December Makeup Basket

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Hey all, I've realized lately that I have a lot of products I haven't used in a while, so to make sure I'm getting the most out of my stash, I'm pulling a few products out this month and using them throughout the month. I'm not going to restrict myself to just these products, especially because I'll be going home in a couple of weeks, but this will help me use up what I already own and hopefully rediscover some amazing products! Let's unpack it... Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Ivory (20): I got this foundation about a year ago after I heard about it on YouTube, but found that it gave me dry patches around my nose and chin. I definitely want to try this again now that I've…
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Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Style, Style hauls
Hey, girls! The best time to catch sales is between seasons, as stores are trying to clear the shelves to make room for the next batch of stuff. I went to Target and Ulta a couple weeks ago and decided to try some products I haven't tried before, and went back to Ulta last weekend, so now I have two trips worth of products to show you! I don't usually like to shop at Ulta for drugstore products (it's often more expensive, and I'm not in love with their coupon and rewards systems), but it's worth it when there are any deals or sales going on. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know my first impressions of these products as I've been starting to use them. Trip 1 - Target…
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Benefit Erase Paste

Benefit Erase Paste

Eyes, Face, Product reviews
I finally decided to splurge on a high-end under eye concealer, because I've tried a number of drugstore concealers and haven't been completely satisfied. They either look chalky or let my dark circles show through. Erase Paste is a very thick, salmon-toned brightening concealer. It comes with a small spatula that you use to scoop out a little bit of product, and then you can use your fingers or a brush to spread it out. I've tried both, and I prefer using a brush because it seems to make the coverage more even. This concealer really evens out my skin and reflects light so that my undereye area looks refreshed. And the best part is, you only need a very little bit for all-day coverage. So while the $26 price…
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