Project Pan: THE RESULTS!!

Project Pan: THE RESULTS!!

Empties and purges, Product reviews, Videos
I'm finally back to report my results of the project pan I started back in March. Are you ready to see how it went? https://youtu.be/TnGZM2WeYh0 The Results Not many of these products had a very dramatic change, but I've learned in this process that it's really all about the details. I myself didn't even see some of the changes until I had the images side-by-side in my video editor. IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation in Light - I started with quite a bit of pan showing, and now it's pretty significant. I was expecting more progress on this one, but partway through I figured out that this powder breaks me out! Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso - This blush is domed, so it's super hard to see, but I've been…
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My First Project Pan!

My First Project Pan!

Lifestyle, Organization
Hi! I'm so excited to share my first project pan with you. Back in the early days of Broke for Beauty, I used to do a series called "the makeup basket," or something to that effect (see the first one here). I filled a basket each month with products that weren't getting a lot of love and made sure to use them as often as possible. Then, at the end of the month, I'd do mini-reviews of the products. This is similar. If you haven't heard of project pan before, it's a commitment to hitting pan or finishing a handful of products. I've shopped my stash for some of my most-loved products that somehow have seemed to stick around in my collection for too long. I've also set an end…
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2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

2017 Favorites (Cruelty-Free)

Favorites, Product reviews
What a year. I’m going to post my 2017 reflection and 2018 goals separately, but I’ll say right now that this year has been both challenging and rewarding in so many ways. I’m also happy to be spending my last night of 2017 at home making videos and writing instead of out partying. Woohoo! This year was an interesting year for me with makeup and skincare. I barely bought any makeup, instead doing one big purge in the middle of the year and another over the next couple days. I learned a lot about skincare and got quite a few products to try, but even then, I didn’t get all that much. This is the first year since I started to wear makeup that I spent so little. I feel…
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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

Face, Product reviews
Hi! I've been using this product for some time now, but I finally got around to posting a review. I've reviewed a few IT Cosmetics products, but Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream is definitely a very close second to the Celebration Illumination foundation (only because I use the powder foundation much more often). This product is a color-correcting cream that you can wear alone or underneath a regular foundation. I've found this product to be so pigmented that I normally wear it alone. It's thick, creamy, and buildable. However, it can be difficult to blend, especially if you accidentally use too much. This pot is very small, so the sticker shock is high when you see what you're getting. Take a look at the size of this pot compared…
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IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation

IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation

Face, Product reviews
I have a confession to make. I've been wearing this IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation basically daily for months, and I never actually reviewed it. *facepalm* This will be the best-researched review I've ever written, as I've worn this foundation hundreds of times. This foundation is a powder foundation, but it has a teeny bit of a glow to it so your skin looks youthful and healthy. You can wear it alone or over a liquid foundation or concealer for more coverage. On its own, it's about medium coverage, but can be put on sheer and built up where you need it. The packaging is a thin compact with a mirror and secret brush compartment inside. The compact has a little iridescence to it, which I think is a nice touch. I've only…
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2016 Favorites

2016 Favorites

Videos
I've finally got my favorites video up for 2016! I pared down my favorite makeup and skincare for the year. I could have added twice the number of products, but I wanted to show only what I used the most. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxx1Mz7bO2g   Products mentioned: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisturizer philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar IT Cosmetics Celebration Illumination Foundation IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlight in Champagne Pop MAC Blush in Taupe Shape (for contour) Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Milani Coming Up Roses Blush in Romantic Rose NYX Brow Pencils in Taupe and Ash Brown Urban Decay Primer Potion Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Viseart Dark Mattes Palette Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner…
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Recent Favorites + Meet My Dog!!

Videos
Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but I've got a good reason. We adopted a dog! I'll show her off in the video, but here are some photos... As you can see, she's been having a pretty happy life with us so far! I have a Vine account I was using to post videos of the other cute animals in my family, but now Maya's taken over. Head over here for some short clips of maximum dorbs. My boyfriend and I are going to share Instagram duties, so we just started one for her here. Alright, back to the point of this post. I've been reaching for the same products over and over again recently, and I haven't done a favorites video in FOREVER, so I figured…
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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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June Favorites

June Favorites

Videos
Hi, everyone! I'm so excited to share my favorites with you this month! I don't know why, but I've been looking forward to writing this post. I think June just felt long to me. I also have quite a few new products to share with you! IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Redness This was definitely my favorite of the favorites this month! It's a "redness neutralizing cream" that can act as a foundation or as a base to your foundation. I want to do a review of this product soon, so please let me know in the comments if you'd be interested in that (and if you'd like a demo as well)! L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Oil-Free I've been using this primer underneath my makeup most of the…
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High-End Wants (June 2014)

High-End Wants (June 2014)

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High-End Wants (June 2014) by brokeforbeauty featuring too faced cosmetics Lip care / First Aid Beauty beauty product / MAC Cosmetics beauty product / Hourglass Cosmetics beauty product / It Cosmetics powder foundation / Nars cosmetic / Too faced cosmetic / Yves Saint Laurent face makeup Hi guys! I feel like there are so many things I'm lusting after right now. Maybe the warm weather is making me happy, or maybe it's that I don't have a car to get myself to Sephora, but I've been stalking these items online for a few weeks now. MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator - My skin's texture has been uneven lately, and I've been wanting to find a good exfoliator to use once or twice a week in addition to my face masks.…
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