FOTD: e.l.f. J.Glow by Jackie Aina

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Happy Thanksgiving guys! I hope everyone is enjoying time with their family and of course eating!  I thankful my skin doesn’t hate me for wearing so much makeup in the past couple of days lol I must admit this is my favorite look thus far. This pallet is super affordable and it’s also a collaboration with Jackie Aina who is one of my favorite beauty vloggers! She is beautiful inside and out so I was super excited to support this collaboration. The details of this look are super simple so be sure to check out the product listing below!

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Favorite Fall Lippies!!

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Hi Loves!!! Fall is quickly approaching and that means FALL LIIPPIES!!!! I think everyone who loves makeup loves Fall Lipsticks! Most people always think super vampy lip colors but some of my favorite Fall lipsticks are on the pinky, red side. It was hard to narrow down my favorites to only ten (I know ten is still a lot lol ) but I managed to do it!!!

*FYI trying on TEN lipsticks is no joke lol my lips were in pain by the end haha. Most of the colors are matte so my lips did stain after the first lipstick so I’m sorry for sloppy application and stained/bruised lips lol*

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Birthday Makeup Haul!

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Hi Loves! As promised earlier this week, here is my birthday haul!! I know, I know….It looks like a lot of makeup! You only turn 25 once right 🙂 I hit all of my favorite makeup stores, and I also purchased somethings online. So lets get into the goodies I got!

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Prep+Prime Fix+
Pro Longwear Concealer NC42
221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
Stone Matte Lipstick
Candy Yum-Yum Lipglass
Brown Script Matte2 Eyeshadow
Red Brick Matte Eyeshadow

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FOTD: Drug Store Edition!

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Hi Loves!!!! First things first….I’ve missed you! I took a week off from work (and blogging lol ) to relax/celebrate my 25th Birthday (#RaiDay was everything!). Of course I did some makeup shopping for my birthday (Thanks Ma, Jas, Antonae and Lamont!) so expect a birthday haul of all the goodies I got later this week, just waiting for a few online purchases to arrive. I also got some umbrella lights (Thank you baby!) so I’m excited to play around with those to improve my pictures! OK now that all of that is out the way, lets get into this FOTD were I used ALL drug store products!

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As always the first thing I did was my eyebrows. I used the NYX Micro Brow Pencil for the first time and I loved it! I know in my area (Detroit, MI) they sale NYX products at Ulta, Target, CVS, and also at local beauty supply stores. Next I did foundation and used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless….hands down my FAVORITE drug store foundation! If you would like a review on this just let me know! For me this foundation applies best with a round top foundation brush. I like the Real Techniques expect face brush in particular. I do not prime my face with this foundation because I don’t get super oily just slightly dewy, which I like in the summer months.

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“No Makeup” Makeup: Powder Foundation Routine

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Hi Loves!!! Today I will show you my “No Makeup” makeup routine. This is my go to look when I’m in a rush. I don’t use foundation, only powder so it’s a pretty quick routine. Let’s get started! FYI: I am traveling for work so I did this look in my hotel room so I apologize for the bad lighting. 

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Just a quick note, I usually do not prime my face when I’m only using powder. I like how the powder gets “dewy” as the day goes on. By all means use a primer if you see fit! As always I did my brows first. Since I’m traveling I tried to keep the makeup I brought with me to a minimum (It was SO hard!) so I filled my brows in with pencil only and then cleaned them up with concealer. The next step is to conceal any dark spots. I placed the concealer with a Real Techniques brow brush and then blend it out with a damp Beauty Blender. As you can see the Beauty Blender blends out concealer flawlessly. It truly is worth the investment.

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Review: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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Hi Loves!! Today I am going to do a review on the “new” NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I’m sure you guys have heard about this foundation, it’s everywhere!!! Everyone has been talking about it so I thought I would give you my thoughts.

This is what they say about the product on NARS’s website:

Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that’s completely natural looking.

First thing: packaging is beautiful, nice frosted glass, matte black top and a PUMP!!! But the glass is not the best for travel. Second thing I appreciate about the product is the color selection. There are 20 different colors to choose from, light to dark, warm to cool tones. The shade I picked up was Macao. Just for reference I am NC50 in M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid and 177 in MUFE HD Foundation.

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