TheBalm Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer Review

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Do you want your eye shadow to stay on all day without creasing or the color fading? If you haven’t tried using a eyelid primer, you should.

 

I received TheBalm eyelid primer as a sample in my Birchbox subscription and I’m in love!! This eyelid primer is by far one of my favorites! It goes on smoothly, feels like nothing on your lids and your shadow stays all day. A bonus… your eye shadow will stay true to it’s color. It’s quick drying, light reflective and brightens your eyelids and never ever creases.

I started using eyelid primers a few years back and tried a few different brands like urban decay eye primer and liked it but this one is the best. I can’t wear shadow unless I have it on. It was a bit of a change for me because I thought oh no! Not another step to doing my makeup but it only takes a few extra seconds to put it on and it’s well worth it.

 

Birchbox Opening – What’s In The Box September 2014

September birchbox

Hey all of you beauty lovers! I get a little present in the mail every month from Birchbox.com It’s my little paradise of fun beauty samples and sometimes full size products. It’s fun to open up that little pink box every month and see what’s inside. If you don’t know already what Birchbox is then you are in for a treat!

It’s a monthly subscription where you get to try out the latest makeup and cosmetics every month. You pay $10 a month to get a box full of fun new products! I love it and I’m even getting a gift subscription for my sister in law for Christmas this year. Come see what I got for September!

This month’s contents are:

 

Avene Cleanance

 

 

 

 

Avene Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser – It’s a purifying cleanser that removes dirt and it’s gentle! Made with spring water, and foams up really nicely. This cleanser has a very mild scent which I like.

$18.00

 

 

 

macadamia spray oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray – This is a lightweight oil that you can spray directly on your hair wet or dry. I like to spray it in wet hair before I blow dry. It combats frizzy hair and blocks the sun! Oh, and it smells amazing!!! (vanilla smell but mild)

$13.50

 

 

 

temptu highlighter

 

 

 

 

Temptu S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer – This is a liquid highlighter that looks like it might be too bronze for lighter skin but believe me when I say it’s not. I use this one everyday under my blush. I put it on right after my foundation but not all over my face. It gives me a healthy looking glow! It’s a favorite!

$55.00 set

 

 

 

Chap Stick Dual ended Hydrating moisture renew – It’s Chapstick but better! It has natural butters that are nourishing made from plants and it even has antioxidants. I like the dual ends because you can use the one end for antioxidants and then use the Shea butter side after for more moisture.

$18.50 variety pack

 

Harvey prince hello

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Prince Hello Fragrance – Yay! This is actually one of my favorite fragrances! I have worn this scent before so getting it as a free sample is great! I can put this in my purse :) It has a mild citrus scent with floral notes. I like it because it’s not too strong.

note: Harvey Princes Hello is extremely hard to find and I have found that it’s only available at Birchbox.com. You can check prices at the website.

Cute Fall Fashion For Cheap

I don’t normally post fashion reviews but I have found the most amazing website through a You Tube Channel and I just have to say Wow!!!

They have really cute outfits for amazingly low prices. It’s not designer but they are knock off’s of some of the best designers. And the accessories are so adorable too!

You can find really nice dresses, tops, skirts, lingerie and more! You can find anything on the site including handbags, makeup, jewelry and even kids clothing! I bought a really pretty black dress for summer and I have worn it twice to work. I’m ordering more for Fall!

It’s called Dresslink.com! Go there now to see what I am talking about… Really affordable and cute stuff!!

Lash Extensions: What You Should Know Before You Spend Money

 

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Most of the time women don’t have the patience or the extra time to apply fake eyelashes each day.  So eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in the last few years.

But from what lengths are you prepared to go for the sexy full and long lashes just like a celebrity?

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Here are some common questions that lash technicians are asked when applying new lash extensions.

 

What are the most common types of lash extensions?

There are usually three sorts of lash extensions: synthetic, a silk filled and mink. Length usually varies from 6mm to17mm. After you choose the lashes you want they are applied one at a time using a specially designed, semi-permanent glue that won’t irritate your natural lashes. But sometimes there are reactions from the different types of glue according to the individual.

Does it take a long time to apply lash extensions?

Applying a complete set of lash extensions is usually about a 2 hour process, and may be managed year-round using touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are a cost-effective alternative to accomplish the same dramatic result, applied as filler to thicken organic lashes and are applied on the  outer part of the eye for a specialized look.

There are several different lashes, and with regards to the condition of your natural lashes, lash technicians can only apply a specific kind of thickness or length. As an example, if your natural lashes are within the shorter, slimmer side it’s not going to last. It’s better to begin on with the half fixed (50 to 60 percent of your top lashes) in the event you aren’t positive or it is your new. It’s easier to add over to get rid of lashes!

 

How are you affected if glue gets in part of your eyes?

Since your eyes are usually shut the whole time eyelash extensions are applied, no glue can ever wind up in your eye. However, the primary safety precaution you’ll be able to take shall be sure that this glue is safe for your eyes as well as doesn’t contain most things that can cause harm to them, just like formaldehyde. Most glues throughout the world often brings about a accumulation of formaldehyde through the time they reach the particular salon.

In addition, it’s imperative that you understand the particular difference in between an allergic attack and infective. A licensed as well as experienced eyelash technician is not going to let infection occur, but in the event you’re allergic for the glue, you’re still likely to be sensitive – this specific doesn’t imply the glue is inherently dangerous.

Your technician needs to be trained properly to apply the adhesive as well as lashes in a way that is absolutely harmless. Your eyes are closed the full time of the procedure. Irrespective of how awful an allergic attack may get, you won’t go sightless. The even worse case circumstances is you’ll want to go for the eye doctor to obtain specific eye drops to treat an allergic attack.

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How often do you need to get eyelash extensions touched up?

Lash extensions last by using a full expansion cycle involving natural eyelash, typically six to eight weeks. Which said, since each person’s eyelash growth is somewhat varied (just head of hair growth), It is suggested light eyelash maintenance every three to four weeks to maintain a entire look.

Do eyelash extensions drop out over a specific time frame?

Since each and every lash off shoot is mounted on a one eyelash, they will drop out naturally combined with natural expansion cycle of each and every lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.

When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, the individual often is applicable one man made lash to three to four organic lashes, causing clumps or maybe the eyelash to split and drop out. In supplement, your lashes might fall out in the event you pick from them or seek to pull these people out on your own, which can be a big no-no. But in the event you avoid those two difficulties, your lashes should continue to be intact.
Keep water from your lashes for that first day after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the particular adhesive before it is set as well as cause lashes to drop off.

The after-care varies with regards to the glue used. For illustration, with glue with regard to sensitive eyes, oil-based solutions or make-up removers across the eye area will not be recommended. Using water-proof mascara within the extensions seriously isn’t recommended for any kind of glue, as it is hard to take out and can actually pull journey lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.

Can I also put on mascara?

If you are planning to put on mascara in addition to the extensions, only put it to use on the particular tips of the extensions is actually a extremely light give. This is going to be enough to provide your eyes that “pop” combined with extensions. Utilizing mascara at the base of the extensions is certain to get very clumpy.

Will your natural lashes get harmed or maybe damaged?

The biggest myth is that eyelash extensions ruin your individual lashes. They don’t. If applied correctly they are usually safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Make certain not to rub ones eyes or tug or maybe pull the extensions because this may cause eyelash loss and also damage for a natural lashes.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review

This is my review of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I had my makeup done today and I bought this palette. I love it because the colors are amazing and very blendable. The colors are a combination of dark and nude colors. The great thing is that these colors are buildable and allow you to layer them without looking too made up. They look natural!

The naked 2 palette has a really good shadow brush that’s double sided, which is designed for using the eye shadow and to use over your eye liner and can also give a really cool smoked shadow look.

I suggest using the Urban Decay primer to get the best effect and staying power. The eyeshades with this collection will also work the best on people with cool skin tones.

If you want to buy this palette, click on the picture below to purchase Urban Decay Naked 2!

Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline FIT Foundation Review

Maybelline FIT Foundation

I bought the Maybelline FIT Me foundation by the recommendation of a friend of mine. She uses Lancome makeup most of the time but said she used to use this foundation when she was on a tight budget and said it’s very similar to Lancome foundations. Lancome is a little bit high priced for me so I thought I’d give it a try.

This foundation is a liquid and has a thin consistency. So when you apply it make sure you do not dump it out fast because if you do you will spill it all over your hands. Just do it carefully. They should design a bottle with a pump for this foundation.

It spreads very easily and a little goes a long way. I love the feeling of this foundation. It has a nice dewy finish and it lasts too! I have a fair complexion. I usually go with the ivory colors or light beige when I choose colors. This one I chose was 120 (classic Ivory) it matches perfectly!

It has a medium coverage and is perfect for a natural no-makeup look. My boyfriend even said to me “Oh you aren’t wearing makeup today?” So that is how natural the foundation looks. It looks like you are not wearing makeup but it covers all of your imperfections.

I love the dewy finish it has because I have mature skin. I don’t like to powder my face too much. I do use a powder sometimes but it’s a rice powder and I only apply the powder around my nose and chin where I have some oily areas.

I wouldn’t recommend it if you have oily skin. It’s better for normal to dry skin.

It’s fragrance free which is nice because I don’t like to have the smell of a foundation on my face all day and sometimes my skin can be sensitive to fragrance.

It has SPF 18 and we all know how important it is to wear sunscreen. I wear it every day!!

And best of all it’s affordable! It’s only $7.00

To Purchase The Maybelline FIT Foundation Click Here!

 

Going On A Beauty Haul – Getting All New Makeup!

Hey all of my makeup junkie friends! I’m ready to get a complete new makeup look. I’ve recently gone red with my hair color and the plan is to go shopping for new makeup shades. I have saved up some cash and I’m in need of some new beauty products including mascara, foundation, concealer, new eye shadow colors, blush and possibly lipstick. I’m not a big fan of lipstick, I’m a gloss girl but I think I’m going to try something new. Color on my lips!

So stay tuned, I’m coming back next week with new makeup and I will review every piece I buy. I’ll show you my new red hair, my new makeup look and what I honestly like and dislike about the makeup I buy.

 

Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss Endless

Smashbox lip gloss endlessI am a lip gloss-fanatic and Smashbox limitless long wear lip gloss in the color Endless actually stands up to its claim. I’ve tried lots of different glosses that say they are long-lasting, but this is definitely one of my favorites! It really does last all day and feels so good on my lips.

Another plus is that it’s not too sticky which is always a problem with lip gloss.  And the color Endless is a really nice neutral color and it goes with almost every makeup look that I do. It’s not too pink. I can’t stand it when I buy a gloss from looking at the picture and then when I get it home it’s too pink. You know what I mean? I go through this lip gloss so fast because I use it everyday.  Love it!

The color is a sheer plumb (it looks kind of red in this picture but it’s not) that has a beautiful shine and it claims lasts for 6 hours but I would say it’s longer! The wand in the tube is contoured and makes it super easy to apply. The formula is nice because it protects your lips too with an SPF of 15. You can use this gloss alone or use it over another color.

The only thing I can say that is bad about this gloss is that I go through it so fast and have to keep buying it. And some people find it too thick but I don’t think it’s too thick at all.  When I do buy it I usually purchase two tubes so I don’t have to keep buying it over and over again.

These Smashbox lip glosses come in lots of beautiful colors too. And it’s only $22.00 I just love this color for myself but you should check out the other colors.

Get Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip gloss At Beauty.com

 

 

 

NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base Review

NYX Eye Shadow Base In Skin ToneHow many times have you put on your eyeshadow and after a few hours it either creases in the folds of your eyelid or the color just fades away? I can’t stand that. Well, after trying several different eye shadow bases, I have great news! I found an eye shadow base that really works. It’s called NYX Eyeshadow Base.

NYX Eyeshadow base is a high quality eye shadow base that is in a cream form. I have the skin tone version of this base. It works really well when you need that extra intensity and it helps your eye color last all day! Most days I wear natural looking eye colors but sometimes I like to get bold with the eye color on my eyes and when I do I use this shadow base because quite simply it really works.

There are three different tones of this eye shadow base, there is white for super intensity when you really want your eyeshadow color to pop. Use white when you are wearing bright bold colors. There is pearl for evening looks, like when you really want your shimmery shadow to show up and then there is the skin tone which is great for everyday use and will help your shadow last all day and into the night.

It’s only about $7.00 and well worth it. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

You can get it right here! NYX Eye Shadow Base

Birchbox Beauty Samples

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Birchbox Beauty Samples

 

Birchbox Makeup And Cosmetic Samples!

 

I have a little secret… I found this company called Birchbox and I am in love!! Birchbox is a company that has full size beauty products you can purchase on their website or you can sign up to get beauty samples of top of the line beauty products delivered right to your door every month for $10! Really it’s just a shipping cost. But that small fee to pay is worth it if you are a makeup junkie like me and love to try all of the latest makeup and cosmetic products but can’t afford to buy the full size. And, it’s a great way to try a product before you are ready to buy it. You will get anything from skincare to makeup to the latest beauty tools, from well-known brands.

Try before your buy!

 

I just purchased my first beauty product from a sample I tried. It’s the Kissable Couture lip gloss! I’m admittedly a lip gloss junkie and believe me I have tried a ton of different brands. I fell in love with the sample from Birchbox so I thought I would splurge and get the full size. It retails for $22.00 (I think that’s the most money I have ever spent on lip gloss) but what the heck! I’m worth it. :)

Anyway you should try Birchbox out. You can cancel it anytime, but I don’t think you will because it’s so much fun getting a little pink box in the mail with 5 to 6 beauty samples inside! Sometimes the samples are a large size too. I got Dermalogica microfolliant in the last one and it’s a pretty big jar.

To sign up for Birchbox and get your beauty samples too Go Here!!