Product Rave


One of my first blog posts was a haul from the Dollar Tree. In that haul I purchased a NYC Expert Last Lip Color in blue rose. I thought for only a buck why not try it out. Well, today I actually decided to wear it and see if this lipstick is any good.

This is when I first applied it at around 3:00pm 

 This is what it looks like at 7:30pm after eating dinner. 

 
Sorry for the scary lip pic..lol

I was so surprised that this $1 lipstick from the Dollar Tree was still on my lips. I’m so impressed with the staying power of this lipstick that I’m going to run out and grab some more. 

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Anniversary Date Night


On Thursday, my husband and I will have been married for 3 years. It doesn’t seem very long but we have been through a lot in those 3 years.

Last year on our anniversary, I was in the hospital with preeclampsia, waiting for our daughter to be born. Not a very fun way to spend our wedding anniversary. Our daughter Mattie was born 2 months premature, we were so busy that we never celebrated our anniversary.

So, this year we decided to celebrate it on Sunday, which is my husbands only day off. We had his parents watch Mattie and we went to a really nice steakhouse just north of where we live. Nothing fancy but it was nice just to be together.
I’ve been trying out some new makeup from a recent haul post, so I’m not going to post what I’m wearing because some of these are hits and some are misses.


Here’s my makeup.. Nothing to crazy and wild. For fun I asked my husband how I should do my makeup and he said..Mac..lol. I told him Mac is a brand of makeup not a style.. Men..lol. My husband does like when I wear bright lips, so this was for him.

Happy anniversary to my best friend and love of my life.

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L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation


Happy Monday!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I have been seeing so many reviews for the L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, so of course I had to try it out for myself. 

 Classic Ivory

From the L’OREAL website-

Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.

Pros-

  • Claims to last 24 hours- I’m not sure if it last that long but it did last for as long as I needed it to last.
  • Beautiful matte finish, that left my skin smooth.
  • Lightweight formula so I didn’t feel it on my skin.

Cons-

  •  I did notice oxidizing on my hand but I didn’t notice it on my face.
  • Classic ivory is still a little to dark for my skin tone. I’m very fair skinned. I wish it was a little lighter.

Final Thoughts-

  • L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte foundation is amazing. I had so many compliments on my complexion, which usually never happens. I’m not going to call this my holy grail just yet but it’s in the running. I do recommend this foundation and I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future.

Has anyone tried this foundation and what are your thoughts? What are your holy grail foundations?

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Cover girl Colorlicious Lip Lava


  
Hey, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. It’s pretty chilly here but the sun is shining.

In a recent haul I posted, I purchased the Covergirl Colorlicious Lip Lava. When I saw this at Rite Aide I thought it was shiny and pretty. I love anything shiny..lol So, I had to buy it..right?

From the Covergirl website

Bolder than a balm, glassier than a gloss, more lustrous than a lipstick. The hybrid formula of new Colorlicious Lip Lava combines highly pigmented shades with iridescent pearls for saturated lip color with the high shine of lacquer. Now you can get a lip look overflowing with color, shine, shimmer and glimmer with just one product.

Pros-

  • It’s lasts a long time on the lips
  • The color is gorgeous 
  • Very smooth formula, glides on effortlessly 
  • Brush applicator makes for easy application 

Cons- 

  • A little sticky but I think that’s what makes it stay on your lips for a longer time.
  • It’s transferable.. Not the best for kissing, unless the other person wants shimmering lips.
  • If you don’t like shimmering, shiny lip this isn’t for you.

Final Thoughts-

I absolutely love this lipgloss. It’s true to its claims. For only $7.99, you really can’t go wrong with this lipgloss. I will definitely be looking for other colors in this line. 

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Product Rave


I know I posted about the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel awhile ago but I really need to do a product rave for this nail polish. 

 Lavender Out Loud 

This is probably the best affordable nail polish that I have ever used. They are $4.99 and right now Walgreen has Wet n Wild on sale buy one get one 50% off. So, on my way home from grocery shopping I stopped and picked up 2 more polishes. I now have 6 of them. Yes, I’m kinda obsessed..lol

  • The formula is nice and smooth.
  • It drys really fast
  • It last about 5 day for me and I’m a stay at home mom, so I’m always cleaning and doing stuff with my hands.
  • They have some very pretty colors. Lavender Out Loud and Stay Classy are 2 of my favorites.

It will definitely be purchasing more and if you are looking for a good affordable nail polish, check these out, you won’t be disappointed.

Let me know if you try them and how you like them.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Redcarpet Mascara 


A couple weeks ago, I picked up the L’OREAL Voluminous Redcarpet Mascara, I never used a mascara with a primer, so I was excited to try this mascara.

On to the review!!! 

  
From the L’OREAL website-

Get camera-ready with Voluminous® Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara, our first Primer and Mascara for a show-stopping red carpet look. Super-volumizing primer builds dramatic volume on every lash and creates an ultra-smooth base to maximize mascara impact. Fiber-rich lengthening mascara extends lashes to the extreme. Now infused with light-reflecting pearls that glisten in the night. Red carpet, here you come.

Usually I would have a pro and con list but this review doesn’t need one.

I think this was the worst mascara that I have ever used. One of the problems was that it never looked black, it always had a gray tint to it. No matter how much mascara I piled on it never covered the primer completely. I also noticed that the longer I wore the mascara the shorter my lashes got, it’s like they were shrinking. It was weird. The only good thing about this mascara is that it didn’t flake off.

I definitely will not be repurchasing this mascara. Everyone’s different, so what didn’t work for me, might work for someone else.

Has anyone else tried this mascara? What did you think?

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Before and After Face of the Day


I decided to do a before and after face of the day. It’s always scary to take a picture of myself with no makeup on, especially posting it on the Internet. It’s kinda like being naked..lol   

 
Gotta love the power of makeup.

Face- 

  • NYX photo-loving primer
  • L’OREAL infallible pro-Matte foundation 
  • Pixi correction concealer brightening peach
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer 
  • Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder
  • Wet n Wild Contouring palette in Dulce De Leche
  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • the Balm Hot Mama blush  

Eyes-

  • Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer
  • Urban Decay Woodstock eyeshadow 
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Palette 
  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Covergirl LiquilineBlast eyeliner
  • Maybelline The Falsies Flared in blackest black
  • E.L.F. Instant Lift Brow Pencil in neutral brown

Lips-

  • Colourpop Lumiere  

Every time I look at the list of products, I’m always shocked at how many products I actually use. Lol. 

I love myself without makeup and I love myself with makeup. Makeup just gives me a little boast of confidence.

How does makeup make you feel?

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