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For all of those DIY’s on Pinterest! Or what I like to call the mega time suckers!

Hey lovelies! I recently was scrolling through Pinterest and saw some of these makeup reviving DIYs that I thought would be so fun to do, so I tried them out for you all and you can see which ones work and which ones I love! I was so surprised with them because they were better […]

via TESTING PINTEREST DIYS: Reviving Makeup — Beautifashionable

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May 2017 Ipsy Glam bag Review

Happy Hump day!  I haven’t reviewed an Ipsy bag for a while because the ones I had received lately were just meh!

This May bag is da bomb! I love everything in it, especially the bag.  It’s larger than usual. It could be used for an overnight cosmetic bag. It’s all ice cream cones and popsicles. Sweet!

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Let’s get started.  First off, everything in my bag is cruelty free. Awesome sauce! I got Mannakadar Beauty Bronzer/Highlighter. Retails for $21 and is full size.  I’ll be using this as eyeshadow as I love the bronzer and the highlighter is a perfect color.

Adesse Organic Infused nail lacquer in light blue.  Perfect for summer and full sized, retails for $18.

Luxie Beauty brush number 660, precision foundation brush.  Super soft and full size, retail value $23.

Endless Silky Eye Pen Pixi by Petra in Opal Overcoat, a waterproof sparkly light amber color, should look great with my blue eyes.  It’s mini size valued at $6.

Last, but not least IT Super Hero black mascara.  It makes some amazing claims, check back later for a more in depth review. Retails for $12.

Total value of May’s bag-$80!  Wow!  It only cost $10.  I’ve been getting Ipsy bags since they started.  I was thinking of cancelling it, but not now!  Keep up the good work Ipsy!

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Sinful Colors Sinful Shine with Gel Tech Nail Polish Review

Happy Wednesday! I’m all about finding good deals.  I bought this two step polish Sinful Shine Step 1 Color with Gel Tech in Prosecco from Wal-Mart recently.  The two steps consist of a color and special top coat.  Each polish sells for $2.99. I recently put this color on on a Sunday and then touched it up slightly on the following Thursday.  I really didn’t need to touch it up, as it barely chipped,  but I was going out of town for the weekend.

Here are my nails on Sunday, day one.

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Same nails five days later-Thursday

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As you can see, there is barely any difference. There isn’t a lot of colors available, but this color is super pretty. It’s taupe with gold specks in it. I wash my hands a lot, and generally am very hard on my nails.  I used two coats of color and one of the top coat.  It dries really quick also. This polish duo held up like a champ.  The polish is toluene, formaldehyde and DPB free.  At $2.99 per bottle you can’t go wrong.

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Best Beauty products of 2016-at least for me anyway! LOL!

Happy New Year early!  I’ll be glad that 2016 is coming to an end.  It’s been a rough year here in the United States.  That being said, I did discover some great beauty products.

Here are my top ten picks for 2016.  Some products have been out for awhile, but I just discovered them. I’ve been using these products all year, and I must say I really like them all. So here goes.

Hope for Everywhere Concealer  I started using this in July. It’s a great under eye concealer by Philosophy.  It’s a bit pricey at $26 USD, but I got another tube on Ebay for $7.50.

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Caption Nail Stamping OMG!  I’ve been having so much fun nail stamping.  I bought two kits at Ulta, but I see they don’t carry them anymore. I’ve used 4 of the 24 designs and get compliments all the time.

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Julep Maven Beauty Box Subscription Where can you get great nail polish for free??? I signed up for a three month subscription and got a box of 12 full size bottles of Julep nail polish for free. You can pick what comes in your box, and I have to say the nail polish is fabulous. You can skip months as well.

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Free gift for signing up!

POREfessional Face Primer by Benefit I’m so glad I watched the how to video for this on the Ulta website. It virtually makes pores disappear.  I also use it under my eyes to help cover up wrinkles. A little goes a long way.

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Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm This stuff is awesome!  I bought this before we went on a tropical vacation.  I usually have eight or so lip colors in my purse at any given time. Since we were traveling for 10 days to two different countries, I wanted to streamline my make up. This lip balm is the perfect color and stays on really well. Plus you don’t need a mirror to apply it. The color Bountiful Blush would work on any skin tone.

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Maybelline Super Stay Foundation This is a great powder foundation. While it doesn’t have an SPF, it covers well and smooths out your skin tone. It comes with a sponge applicator, and is great for travel.

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Easy to carry, includes mirror

Super Nail Swiss Silk Nail Wraps These babies are a lifesaver. If you break a nail, just glue these wraps on and you are good to go. I have used them on nails that I have broken below the skin line.  They work great while your own nails grow out.

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No Lift Nails Cuticle Oil This is some amazing stuff.  I’ve been using this daily for the past six months. I use a drop on each nail before I go to bed. It smells amazing and makes my nails really strong. I still have half a bottle left and it only cost $7 at Sally Beauty Supply.

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Smells so good!

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water This is one of my favorite products of 2016. I use to use make up removing wipes, but they never seem to be wet enough for me. This cleanser is so gentle, and it takes off eye make up as well.  It leaves your skin soft with no residue. I’ve been using this for a year , and I love it.

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Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer I got a deluxe sample of this in my December Ipsy bag.  This turns any cream lipstick into a matte lip color.  I haven’t really jumped on the matte lip color bandwagon, but this product also has another great benefit.  You can use this around your lips to keep lip color from feathering. I’ve been using this daily and it works great. I have some lines around my mouth, and this makes them disappear. A super product.

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Caption Art Screens-Nail Stamping Kit by Young Nails

Happy Saturday!  OMG!  I love this new nail stamping kit I picked up from Ulta. Caption Art Screens Nail Stamping Kit  I picked up Party Squad for $14.99.  It has  12 different designs and everything you need to stamp away.  I had bought a Essence Nail stamping kit a while back, and it was total junk.

This kit is crazy cool and super easy to use. This is only the second time I’ve tried nail stamping, but I’ll be doing this more often for sure. Everything in the kit seems to be high quality.   I used a lint roller to clean up between stamps.  One thing to remember with stamping is you have to clean the stamper, plate and swiper card between each finger.

I used the two Revlon Top Speed colors in Hazy and Fire.

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Julep Maven Event-Ulta

Happy Saturday!  I recently signed up to become a Julep Maven.  As a result I got invited to a Julep event at Ulta. I’ve only recently started using Julep products, mostly nail polish, which is awesome!

Today I got to try some make up.  Found my new favorite lip balm. Julep It’s Balm in Vintage Mauve for $20 USD.  I also got a nail treatment which I really like. Julep Take a Breather Oxygen Nail Treatment in Sheer Ivory for $18 USD.  I wouldn’t normally spend that much on lip balm or a nail treatment, but I’m really digging Julep products right now, so it was totally worth it.  Plus I got two free gifts, a deluxe size of  It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Bisou, and deluxe sample of Length Matters Mascara along with a cute make up bag.

I got a travel duo Love your bare face cleansing oil and Konjac sponge set for $19 USD.  Being a Ulta rewards member, I got triple points on my purchases.

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