Currently Craving: Face Mists

With Spring in the air and the anticipation of Summer driving me crazy, I have been dying for some nice face mists. My Sephora wish list is cluttered with them just waiting for me to actually purchase one. I haven’t tried out any of the ones pictured, but they all look so pretty and sound amazing. I think this is a product I would want to test in the store before buying- just to make sure I like the feel of it on my skin and the scent. Face mists just seem like they would be so cooling and refreshing, something that is definitely needed for me once the weather starts to get warmer! If you have tried any of the ones pictured, or have other suggestions for a good face mist with skin care benefits please let me know!FACE MISTS

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Review: March Ipsy Bag

Hello Spring was the theme of the March Ipsy Bag. I have had these products for a little over a week and have used them each a few times, so I feel like I can now share my review of them!


Skone Cosmetics-Insanely Intense Tattooed Eyeliner in Jet Black
($15). I have been wanting to try a liquid eyeliner like this for a while, where the tip is felt-like and I was not disappointed. Goes on incredibly smoothly, and for someone who has a lot of trouble putting on liquid liner I was so happy to realize how easy to use it is.

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer – Hydrating Primer (standard size-$37). This primer is extremely hydrating and feels so nice, but I would never buy the full size one for such a high price. However, if you are in the market for a very hydrating primer, and you don’t mind paying more for it, definitely check this one out it is very high quality.

ModelCo Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss (standard size-$24). This lip gloss makes my lips look so glossy, plump and delicious. The color doesn’t really show up, it’s basically nude with a hint of color. The lack of color plus the price mean I would say pass.

Living Proof Perfect Hairy Day Dry Shampoo (standard size- $22). This smells soooo good, as well as working like a dream. However, I already have a full size of the Dove dry shampoo which works great as well and is much less pricey. But I will say this brand is owned by Jennifer Aniston, which makes me very inclined to purchase products from this line in the future since I love her and they all have very good reviews.

Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash Off Mask ($9.99). Eh. It didn’t every really get hard on my face, and when I took it off my skin looked a little brighter, but not by a lot. Plus I have other faces masks that I love so this product is a pass for me.

For all my fellow Ipsy subscribers out there, what did you think about the March bag??

Sunday Morning

This past Sunday I played tourist in my own town and walked around the University campus. It was extremely cold, which explains the first picture of me where I was mid-sentence telling my dad to “hurry up and take the picture I’m freezing”. Other than that it was a great morning!

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Outfit Details

  • Coat: Aritzia
  • Shirt: Aerie
  • Jeans: American Eagle
  • Boots: Steve Madden
  • Purse: Michael Kors

 

3 Make-up Must Haves

About 6 months ago I decided it was time to learn how to do my make-up properly. This decision led to me spending hours and hours watching make-up tutorials on youtube. I learned that there was so much more to make-up than I thought and I was extremely in the dark when it came to the tools and products I needed. It was like a whole new world. Now 6 months later I have a much better grasp on the lingo and have a never-ending wish list of products I want. For any newbie makeup lovers out there, here are 3 things I wish I knew about years ago:

  1. Makeup-brushes: I had no idea brushes were so important in your make-up game. Before, I only used the brushes that came with your eyeshadow (I know….). However, I don’t actually like most of the ones I have. I bought a cheap set from Amazon and only a couple months later and they are already falling apart. I do have a couple of ELF ones what are great (and super inexpensive) that I would highly reccommend. Other brands I would check out are: Luxie, Morphe, and Real Techniques – I have yet to actually use any of these, but I hear great things and when I finally break down and buy new brushes these will be the brands I choose from. (Mug in the picture is from Anthropologie)
  2. Primer: I had never even heard of primer until I started watching youtube. The two in the picture are Maybelline’s Babyskin (purchased) and Makeup Forever Step 1 – Hydrating Primer (from my Ipsy subscription). Primer is meant to extend the life of your makeup and assist in making your foundation go on smoothly. The Maybelline definitely helps with the foundation but not sure about extending the life of my make-up. The MUFE one is amazing, but the normal size you would purchase is incredibly pricey ($37 I believe). I am still on the hunt for a great drugstore primer, so if anyone has a recommendation please let me know!
  3. Beauty Blender: This is not the Original Beauty Blender, it is just one I got in my Ipsy bag a couple of months ago (can’t remember the brand) but it still works amazing! It really helps blend out my foundation and concealer flawlessly. You just get it a little damp and voila- amazingness! I think when this one finally dies, I’ll be purchasing the Real Techniques sponge, which I hear great things about and it is less than half the price of the Originial Beauty Blender ($20)

So there you have it! 6 months into my make-up obsessed life and these are the products/tools that have really upped my game and I wish I knew about years ago. (Also, yay my first blog post! Now all I have to do is keep this up…)

 

XOXO

Karleen