Archives for August 2016

Quick Tip Tuesday: Apply Moisturizer With A Beauty Blender

For a quick and easy smooth, airbrushed finish, apply your moisturizer with a damp beauty blender by dabbing the product all over the face.  Then dab your foundation into the skin using the same damp beauty blender, for a smooth even finish.  The beauty blender will absorb some of the moisturizer and mix with the foundation and will blend into the skin flawlessly.



Drugstore Dupes For High End Makeup?

I wanted to do something different today by showing you some drugstore dupes for high end makeup products.  I spent the majority of the past two days swatching and comparing products for you guys.  Y’all, I’m not going to lie, this was a challenge.  After going through most of my makeup and several makeup wipes later, this is what I come up with.  Half on my face is all drugstore products and the other half is all high end.  Can you tell a difference and guess which side is which?  I also did a 8+ hour wear test to compare.

Disclosure:  Not all of  these are exact dupes but some are pretty close.   There are a ton of dupes you can discover on Pinterest.  These are ones I found that I had on hand, so if you are on a budget or looking to save money on a similar product as the high end, then I hope this helps.



Can you tell which side is which??


I will reveal which is which at the bottom of the post…


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Quick Tip Tuesday: Double Up Your Face Mask

Don’t limit yourself by using one face mask to treat your skin.  Typically, people have a variety of skin issues going on at once, so try doubling up with different masks to spot treat those areas.  For example: if you have clogged/enlarged pores in one area try applying a pore-refining mask in that spot, but maybe you have dull/dry skin in other spots then try applying a hydrating/brightening mask in those areas.  You will notice an immaculate difference and you will feel as if you just stepped out of the spa.IMG_1983_Fotor_Fotor



July Favorites 2016

Here are all the products I’ve been loving the month of July!

(I purchased the Caudalie Beauty Elixir set which includes the foaming cleanser, detox mask and elixir – $49.  Great set for the value because it allows you to try all three products)



NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray:  This spray sets your makeup to lock it in place all day while creating a dewy finish.  You can also use it during the day to refresh your look or to help break up any products that has caked up on the skin.


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