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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FOTD: Sweetest Day <3

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Hey Loves!! Today I wanted to share a quick FOTD that was inspired by Sweetest Day which is tomorrow! This easy look will be perfect for a date with your Sweetie! At the end you will see how this look can go from a day time look to a night time look with a few easy steps. Let’s get started!

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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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All About Eyeliner!!

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Hi Loves! Today we are going to talk about eyeliner!! This was a very hard topic to cover without doing a video so I hope the pictorials do this topic justice. I will cover gel, liquid, and pencil liner, my favorite eyeliners and also the technique I use to apply. PSA: excuse my brows in these pictures lol I did not fill them in so they are looking a little ratchet. My apologies in advance. 

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The liner I reach for the most is the Maybelline New York Eyestudio gel liner in Blackest Black. I LOVE this liner because its super black and the finish is matte! For this to be a drug store product, the quality is amazing! Another gel liner that I hear a lot of good things about is Inglot’s gel liner in #77. This is slightly more than the Maybelline but I hear it’s great. To apply the gel liner I switch between this BH Cosmetics eyeliner brush I got in a set and the Real Techniques eyeliner brush. They both work really well and I feel I have a lot of control when applying liner with them. For liquid liner I like the WetnWild H2O Proof liquid eyeliner. This liner will not go anywhere once you apply it! I also like that the brush on the applicator is short, which makes it easier to control. As far as liquid liner, the drug store has some of the best! NYC, e.l.f., Milani…all these brands have great, inexpensive liquid liners. Last is pencil, which is the type of eyeliner I use the least. My all time favorite is the Milani Liquid Eye because it’s an eyeliner pencil that is liquid like. It’s very easy to apply and most importantly for me, easy to smudge. You’ll see what I mean by this later on.

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