Acne.org

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Part of my losing my passion was I have had hormonal acne the last year. I can’t seem to get rid of it. I am now trying acne.org. I purchased it myself and so far (after only a week) I feel it is working by stopping a total break out. I am still getting some bumps on my chin but not white heads. Here is a video on how to use it. The website has a forum and many testimonials. If you suffer from acne you should try it out I recommend it. And I will update you in a couple months as to if it is still working.

Haul time

I ordered a few things from sephora and nyx.

Let’s start with NYX first. There website can be found here and I purchased all these items myself.

I purchased the bon voyage Go To Palette. It is the more colorful one out of the two choices in these palettes. It retails for 17.00 and can be found here.I also purchased a brush so I could get free shipping.

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The bronzer blush and highlighter

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I also got a brush but it didn’t photograph well. I actually am unimpressed with it but love the to go palette. I can’t wait to use it. Only downside is for being on the go there is no mirror.

Now on to sephora

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I purchased an Urban Decay primer potion. I got it for ten dollars but it is no longer on sale.

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A search of Kat von d lipstick in noble. It’s the perfect nude. The website describes it as a cult favorite and matte petal pink nude. It retails for 21.00.

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I’m trying this mask out. I think it might be a great dupe for the glam glow masks. Here I am wearing it. The retail price is 19.00.

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I can say it’s thicker than the glam glow. And after removing it my skin did feel soft and matte.

Have you hauled anything lately. If so please share.

The Chequered Lily Apothecary: New Shadow review and Giveaway *** closed ***

If you have followed me from the beginning, you know, I have a deep affection for Kimberly the owner of The Chequered Lily Apothecary. You can find her items for sale here on etsy. You can find special deals post and any updates in general on her facebook page. She always has a special going on. When you purchase a cumulative (meaning not just in one order but could be a couple) of 50.00 you get a free shadow.

She recently launched a Halloween line. Visit her shop and read the descriptions you can tell how much love and thought she has put into her work.

Here are the swatches.

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First is #162 Silent As The Snow – “Icy metallic pearl white with silver sparkle. ”

Next is #163 Form Of Mist – “Warm semi-sheer metallic pewter with lavender undertone.”

Then there is #165 Memento Mori – “Metallic charcoal grey with dark maroon undertone. ”

Lastly is #164 Bloodflower – “Rich metallic burgundy-red with red shimmer.”

My favorite is Bloodchilde but all are creamy and it didn’t take much to make this vibrant of a swatch.

Then there is a matching blusher and glitter.

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The glitter is #G12 Nightchilde – ” Ruby & crimson glitters blended with black and silver.”

The blusher is #B07 The Sinking Night – “Cool lavender-tinted matte medium grey.

The glitter is crazy pigmented. And I have other blushers so I can talk about the quality as they are creamy and a lot goes a long way. I have accidentally over powdered before so use sparingly. I think the color is creative and would look awesome on super pale or super dark skin.

Ok so the giveaway is a full size (she now has two sizes in the shadows with the full size being a really awesome looking jar — I wish I could keep it… can I win my own giveaway? lol) of Silent as the Snow.

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To win this you must

  • Be over 17 years old
  • Located in the USA
  • Go to the Etsy shop and let me know if you found a favorite eyeshadow color.

Next Saturday I will draw a winner in a video with my youngest son 😀

Disclaimer: The samples in this post and the giveaway item was given to me by the company. I am not being compensated in any way and the opinions are my own.

MAC Objects of My Affection

Ok I broke down and purchased a set of the holiday MAC pigments/glitter. I debated on the bronze and the gold as I already had Melon but I already have a gold like glitter and I figured I could give Melon to a friend for Christmas. The packaging is so beautiful.

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Here they look in the package

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And the swatches

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I am loving my purchase. Though I might get the gold because I love MAC pigments and well it is a good deal at 35.00.

Disclaimer: Purchased with own money and thoughts are my own.

Worth the Hype? Hourglass Ambient Light

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I purchased this a couple months ago at Sephora. It is a beautiful fine milled powder. It is described as …”A universal finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light.” It retails for 45.00

Ok so the point of this post ….I do not find it worth the hype. I am glad I have it in my collection but sad to say only as a hoarder. I do use it because of the price but I wouldn’t get another one.

A more inexpensive alternative I have found is from Everyday Minerals. 

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I have a sample of the Pearl Finishing dust from Everyday Minerals and it is a less expensive almost dupe of the ambient powders in my opinion. Here is the sites description. “Sheer coverage provides the perfect canvas for virtually every skin tone while minimizing dulling effects with subtle shimmer.” It retails for 14.00.

Let me know if you have tried either or have any other dupes/alternative.

And disclaimer I purchased myself and opinion is my own in case it wasn’t clear lol

Continual organization

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This is my day today. Once again trying to find the perfect organization for my stash. Why is it so messy before it gets finished? Oh wait… I’m never finished lol.
If I ever get done I’ll share how I’ve found organization bliss. 🙂 if anyone had any tips please leave them below!

comments, questions, random thoughts leave below and please check out my social media sites! I appreciate you all! !!!

Makeup Artist Kit Must Haves

In one of my classes from Dallas I learned some must have for makeup kits to help you carry less items to your appointments. They are definitely either on my want list or I already have it.

What I don’t have:

Makeup For Ever Flash palette

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What it is:
A 12-piece palette of twelve vibrant Flash Colors for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

What it does:
This 12-Piece Make Up For Ever Flash Color Case is found in the kits of many well-known makeup artists. Create an array of looks for eyes, cheeks, and lips with this luxe palette that’s perfect for on-the-go touch ups.

This set contains:
– 12 x 0.21 oz Flash Color in Grey, Neutral Brown, Purple Grey, Rosewood, Dark Antique Pink, Ivory, Livid, Kaki, Pink Brown, Fresh Pink, Sienna, Rusty Brown

Makeup For Ever Aqua Seal

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What it is:

A liquid converter that transforms powder formulas and pencils into smudge-proof, long lasting makeup.

What it does:
Aqua Seal instantly converts your favorite makeup products into waterproof formulas. Its lightweight, liquid texture intensifies pigments and shimmer for a dramatic, long lasting result.

What else you need to know:
This product is alcohol-free and has been ophthalmologist tested.

Senna Cheeky Blush Palette

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Each pro sized and kit friendly palette contains 10 shades of a HD, long wear and oil-free cream to powder formula. Powder suspended into a cream wax and silicone base instantly blends with any skin tone and provides a semi-matte powder finish. When applied with brush, sponge or fingers, these velvety creams become natural or saturated powder blushes, bronzers, highlighters or lip colors.

Shades:
Cheeky Blush 1 – Natural blushes, bronzers, lip colors and highlighter
Colors included: Eden, Coy, Petal, Bordeaux, Uplift, Nomad, Geranium, Tender Rose, Daydream, Incarnate.

Cheeky Blush Matte Vivid – Saturated blushes, bronzers and lip colors
Colors included: Natural Rose, Cherry Blossom, Dusty Rose, Deep Coral, Poppy, Incarnate, Magenta, Peony, Tender Rose, Terracotta.

The items I do have:

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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (SSE)

  • Multi-tasking formula for creating a gorgeous, flawless complexion
  • Created to mimic the appearance of healthy, radiant skin
  • Long-lasting formula provides medium to full coverage
  • Formula blends seamlessly into skin
  • Conceals imperfections or lightens target areas
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What it is:
An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator.

What it does:
The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product.

What else you need to know:
Beautyblender features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries. Handcrafted in the USA.

Palette and Spatula

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I purchased a Cinema Secrets set in Dallas and it was a life saver in my classes.

Well that is all for now. Do you have anything that is a must have in your kit?

Stash Review: Single shadows

A trend on youtube is gurus cleaning out their stash. I am a makeup hoarder. Do i regret all I have spent. Yes and No. The stuff I love of course not but there is a lot of deals and trends I spent money on that I do regret.

Right out the gate on this series there was nothing I wanted to purge. So this is a stash review of single shadows I own. The milani’s I just recently purchase and most of them have dual functions for me. I plan on doing a more in-depth post on this later.

And disclaimer I am far from bragging… I just like these kind of posts so wanted to do one myself. And I purchased all these items myself. So without further ado…

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The Bare Minerals container where I am keeping the shadows.
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MAC shadows and pigments
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Milani Belle Gel Shadows
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Misc items
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ELF shadows … I just had to buy the Ariel collection 😀
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Glitters and scaredy cat trial shadows
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Makeup Geek Pigments

What do you have for single shadows. Is there anything you would like a review of? Let me know 😀