August favorites •∆• 2-year​ Post Anniversary​

Hello, loves! And Happy First Day of Fall! For today’s post, I thought I would an August favorites post. Now, there actually is a reason that this post is late for a favorites post. Exactly 2 years ago I posted my very first post and it was an August favorites post. And I realized that I didn’t do anything for my 2 year anniversary on WordPress. So I thought that I would do an updated August favorites. In honor of being on WordPress for two years! These favorites are a mix of beauty and lifestyle products.

• Lifestyle •

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For me, I feel like fall starts in August. At least that’s when I’m ready for it! I recently bought these at dollar tree. Honestly, dollar tree is a great please to go for decorations. It’s even better if you have a huge one near you. I’m absolutely in love these. They just made me more ready for fall than I already was. I think they had one or two other styles of these but I thought that these ones looked the best.

In case you didn’t know, my favorite color is gray. I’m a sucker for anything gray so when I saw these tins at target I KNEW I had to get them. I actually first bought two but then went back and bought two more so I now have four of these. I’m in LOVE. Right now I have them on my desk two of them have makeup brushes in them and the other two have a candle and some other tools in them.

• Beauty •

AOA Studio Perfecting Blur Primer

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I recently hauled this and I’ve been using it everyday for my primer. I’m really liking it. It’s very lightweight. And I fell like it really does blur my pores.

Loreal Infallible Foundation Blender 

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This was the sponge that I was mostly using in August. But if you saw my haul you would know that I got a makeup sponge from Shop Miss A and I’ve actually been using that one recently. But this was definitely the one I was using before that. I’ve heard that it’s a dupe for the Beauty Blender. I’ve never even touched a Beauty Blender so I cant say that it is. But, it is a really good sponge and I highly recommend it.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

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This would probably be in everyone on my favorite because I use it every day. This is my favorite lip balm of all time. Highly recommend.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea

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Now, to be completely honest I’ve been using this facial spray for about 3 months but I’m so in love with this that I had to mention it. I cant live without this stuff now. It’s so refreshing and just feels amazing. I especially love it for after applying all of my base makeup. I feel like it helps melt the all of the powders and gives it a more natural finish.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

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I recently realized that I have more oily skin than I thought. And I wanted to get a gel moisturizer because I felt that the cream one I was using before was heavy on my skin. So I found this one at Walmart and I fell in love. It’s so refreshing. And it has a cucumber kind of scent which is amazing. It feels so nice on the skin and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a drugstore gel moisturizer.

AOA Studio F19 HIghlighting Brush

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This was another thing that I hauled in my Shop Miss A post but I’m so in love with this brush that I had to include it. It’s just the perfect size. And it’s super soft. Right now, as I’m writing this it’s in stock. So, if you can get your hands on it, GET IT.

AOA Studio Wonder Matte – Trend 

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And another thing that I hauled. Wow! Surprise! But I honestly have been using this lip product a lot. As I said in the haul post. I’ve tried these liquid lipsticks before and really like them so it was no surprise that I fell in love with this color.

• Accessories •

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These have been the sunglasses that I’ve been wearing recently and I’m in love. I got them at Walmart on sale for 2 dollars which was amazing.

AOA Sunnies Canvas Pouch

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I got this on shop miss a (surprise). I’m so in love with it. Obviously, you wouldn’t get this to really protect more expensive sunglasses but for my, Walmart ones it’s fine and super cute.

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One of my mom’s friends gave this to me from her boutique. And I love it so much. I feel like its really good for fall with the gold. It’s also very versatile. And I’m just so in love with it.

3 Piece Button set – TV, the other two are not available anymore. 😕

And the last thing is another thing that I hauled but again I’ve been loving them. I put them on my denim jacket and they look so good.

So, that’s it for my August favorites! And I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers! Y’all are amazing! What have you been loving this month? Tell me in the comments below!

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Shop Miss A Haul

Hello, loves!  Today I thought I would show you some stuff I recently got from Shop Miss A. Miss A is definitely one of my favorite online shops to order from. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a $1 beauty shop. They have everything from makeup to jewelry to hair accessories. You should definitely check it out!

Just click on the Miss A image to head over to the site!

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Every Package comes bubble wrapped and under that its wrap with pink tissue paper. (Sometimes it’s different colors) I placed two orders about two days apart but they ended up actually coming on the same day which was awesome.

So, let’s get to the goodies, shall we?

I’m going to start off with the items that were the main reason I placed an order. (It was also just a little excuse to buy more things but we won’t talk about that. 😂) First, I’ll start by saying that the products that Shop Miss A make are cruelty-free. And I believe the brands that Shop Miss A sale are also cruelty-free. So, I already knew that Shop Miss A loved animals. But, then they announced that they were starting a charity program called The Paw Paw Charity Program. Where they are going to make limited edition items throughout the year where some of the proceeds will go to different animal charities that Shop Miss A has picked. If you want more info on that you can click here and read what their site says. When I saw on their Instagram that they were releasing the first two products I knew I had to get them.

AOA Studio 5-Piece Ova Brush Set

When I saw these I knew I had to get them! I mean come on! Oval brushes, cruelty-free, only $5.55 AND proceeds are going to animal charities?? How could I not? I have already tried these brushes and all I can say is they are amazing! If you’ve been wanting to try oval brushes but you don’t want to break the bank. Then these are for you. They honestly blend everything so beautifully it’s insane.

AOA Studio Super Soft Wonder Blender – Teardrop & Sculpted

They also released a new wonder blender. I have tried the regular wonder blenders and I’ve loved them for a while now. So when they said they’re were making a new one and it was going to be 2x softer? and pink? How could I resist? I’ve also tried this as well. And I don’t want to talk too much about these because I’m planning on doing a whole post on them and comparing them to another blender. But I will say that I would recommend getting these before they’re gone.

e.l.f. Slant Tweezer

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I just needed a tweezer. So, I just picked up this one. I’ve tried these out already and they work fine. I haven’t had any problems.

AOA Studio Wonder Baked Eyeshadow – Saffron

I was looking at this eyeshadow when it launched but I didn’t get it just because I didn’t know if I would use it as much but then I saw a swatch on @kindnessandicedcoffee‘s Instagram and I knew I needed it! I have used this shadow every day since I’ve gotten it and I love it! It definitely works best wet or just with a cream base.

3-piece Button set – Cactus, Stay Wild & TV

When I saw that shop miss a started selling buttons I got very excited!  I just got three packs of three but there are a bunch more on there. I’ve already put these on my denim jacket and I’m in love with them! Highly recommend!

Princessa PerfectWear Eyeshadow Stick – Copper Frost

I was looking for a copper shadow and when I saw this I thought this would be perfect. It is really pretty but the only thing it is a little dry. It’s just not a creamy as I thought it would be. But other than that it’s really pretty.

AOA Studio F19 Highlighting Brush

I’ve been looking at this brush for so long but every time I would want to place an order it was out of stock but this time when I went to go look at it to get it it was in stock! So I got it and I’m so glad I did! This is my new favorite highlighting brush and I HIGHLY recommend it! It’s absolutely amazing.

AOA Studio Wonder Cover – Porcelain 

I’ve actually had this concealer before and absolutely hated it. It just didn’t really blend out and when I did get it to blend out it looked horrible. Just patchy and cakey looking. So, I just ended up throwing it out. But I have bought two color correctors from the same line and really liked those. So I thought I would get another one and see if I just got a bad one or something. I’m glad I did. Because I actually like it now. It blends out much better than my last one and seemed to look a lot better when I blended it out. I use it for spot concealing because it is quite a full coverage concealer.

AOA Studio E122 Small Flat Shader Brush

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When I was looking at brushes I wanted to get some more AOA Studio brushes but most of the brushes that they have are pretty basic brushes that I already have. I decided to get a brush that I didn’t have. And I go this one. All the brushes that I’ve tried from AOA Studio have really impressed me. This brush is good for packing on a shadow. And I also think it would be good for carving out your lid for a cut crease or carving out your brows. It’s  also good for highlighting your brow bone too.

AOA Studio Wonder Matte – Trend

I saw this color swatched on @didymosphenia‘s Instagram and thought it would be a perfect orange kind of nude for fall. And I was right. I already have two other Wonder Mattes and I’m in love with the formula. Highly recommend.

AOA Studio Wonder Liplocks – Chai & Latte

I already have two other liplocks and I really enjoyed the formula so I thought I would get some other colors. Latte is the lighter pink kind of color and Chai is the darker more nude color. Latte is a little too light for me to wear on its own but it is pretty in the center of the lip for an ombre lip. Chai, on the other hand, is AMAZING. It’s the perfect fall shade that’s not too dark, not too light and I just love the tone of it as well.

A2o Lab Face Mask – Hydrating

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I’ve actually already tried a lot of the a2o face masks and really liked the hydrating one especially. So I decided to get another one for the winter time.

AOA Studio Wonder Skin Perfecting Blur Primer

I saw this when it launched and I was kinda on the fence with getting it. But then I saw on @shopmissa‘s Instagram that this was supposedly a dupe for a YLS primer. And I wanted to try it to see if it was any good. Now the first thing I noticed when I used this is that the “gold flakes” are just really small gold glitter. So, it doesn’t kinda disappear you just see gold glitter. But I don’t see it after I put foundation on so that’s good. I do think that it blurs and it feels really good on the face. Feels moisturizing too so I like that.

AOA Studio Mini Wonder Blender

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When I was looking for the Paw Paw sponges I saw these and was quite surprised because I hadn’t heard anything about these before and then I just found them. I have tried this and do really like it. The point is really good for getting right up in the inner corner and under the eye. I’ve also used it for baking and it seems to work well for that too.

So, that’s it for my Shop Miss A haul. Have you tried any AOA Studio products? If you have, tell me in the comments below!

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•∆• Drugstore Makeup Wish List •∆•

Hello, loves! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting recently. I was busy with my birthday and everything. (Birthday post coming) But, I’m hoping to get back into posting soon! Anyway, today I’m going to show my drugstore makeup wish list! I already did a high-end makeup wish list so if you want to check that out head over HERE.

 • So, let’s get into it! •

• ⒻⒶⒸⒺ •

Primer • NYX Honey Dew Me Up Serum & Primer

Foundation • L’oréal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation – Classic Ivory 101

Concealer • L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer – Porcelain

Setting Powder • NYX HD Finishing Powder – Translucent

Contour • Makeup Revolution Pro HD Powder Contour Kit – Fair

Bronzer • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – Bronzer

Blush • Physicians Formula Butter Blush – Rosy Pink

Highlighter • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – Blossom Glow

• ⒺⓎⒺⓈ •

Primer • NYX Proof It! Eyeshadow Primer – Transparent

Palette • Makeup Revolution Flawless 3 Resurrection Palette

Eyeliner • NYX Colored Felt Tip Liner – Chocolate Brown

Mascara • L’oréal Voluminous Lash Paradice Mascara – Mystic Black

• ⓁⒾⓈ •

Lipstick • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick – Airy Fairy

Lipliner • NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Beige

Lipgloss • NYX Butter Gloss – Tiramisu

Liquid Lipstick • NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Embellishment

So, that’s it for my drugstore wish list! What are some drugstore products that are on your wish list? Tell me in the comments below!! Thanks for reading.

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Random Friday • My High-end Makeup Wish List •

Hello, loves!

Today, I’m going to be showing you my high-end makeup wish list. Let’s get on to it, shall we?

• Face •

Primer • The POREfessional Face Primer

Foundation • Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation – Pearl

Concealer • Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – Fair Neutral

Setting powder • Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder

Contour • ABH Contour Kit – Light to Medium

Bronzer • Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer – Milk Chocolate

Blush • Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush – Obsessed

Highlighter  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Opal

• Eyes •

Primer • Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Nude

Eyeshadow Palette • Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner • Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Dark Brown

Mascara • Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara – Black

• Lips •

Lipstick • Vice Lipstick – Rush

Lipliner • 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – Weirdo

Liquid Lipstick • Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – Queen B & Granny (Couldn’t pick just one)

So, that’s my high-end makeup wish list. I’ll also be doing a drugstore makeup wishlist so get ready for that coming soon.  What are some high-end makeup products you are wanting? Tell me in the comments below!

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Random Friday •∆• 40 Beauty Questions Tag

Hello, loves! Today I’m going to be doing a tag. I thought this one looked like fun. I found this on Funhouse Vison so after you read this post head over to her blog and read hers.

•∆• Skincare •∆•

How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice.

What skin type do you have (dry, oily, combo)? Combination but I get a few dry patches in the winter.

What is your current facial wash? Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Face Wash.

Do you exfoliate? No.

What brand do you use? Right now, I’m using a lot of Clean & Clear products.

What moisturizer do you use? Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer.

Do you have freckles? No.

Do you use eye cream? Nope.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I don’t think so.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No.

•∆• Makeup •∆•

What foundation do you use? Right now, I’m using the Maybelline fit me foundation. 

How about concealer? Santee 2 in 1 Concealer & Foundation.

Do you know your undertone color? I think it yellow/green. But I’m not totally sure.

What do you think of fake eyelashes? I haven’t personally ever used falsies but they look good on other people.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? Yeah.

What brand of mascara do you use? Right now, e.l.f.

Sephora or MAC? Sephora.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card? Nope.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? For foundation and concealer, I use a makeup sponge and for everything else I use brushes.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? I use my foundation as a primer if that counts.

For the face? Not currently, but I did order a primer the other day. It should be here soon.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?  I’m into warm shades right now.

Do you use a pencil or liquid eyeliner? I don’t wear eyeliner often but when I do I use liquid.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?  Not often.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I haven’t really tried one.  I heard that the Makeup Geek ones are good.

Do you use mineral makeup? No.

What is your favorite lipstick? Right now, it’s the L.A. Colors Lipstick in Natural Shine.

How about lipgloss?  I’m not really a fan of lipgloss.

What is your favorite blush to use? Right now, it’s the Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in classic pink. I usually go for a bright pink color.

Do you buy your makeup on eBay? Nope.

Do you like drugstore makeup? Definitely.

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) Nope.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Not really but I think it would be fun too.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?  I don’t think so.

Name a makeup crime that you hate? Cakey foundation.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Definitely neutral.

Which celebrity always has great makeup? Angelina Jolie.

If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use? Concealer.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Sure.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? I haven’t tried higher end brands. I would say e.l.f. but just looking at higher end brands I would say Tarte or Urban Decay.

What do you think of Makeup? I love it. I think it’s a way to express yourself. It’s fun to play around with sometimes.

That’s all for this beauty tag! It was super fun answering these questions. I tag anyone who wants to do this. 

Random Friday •∆• My Five Product Face

Hello, loves! Today I’m going to show my “Five product face”. I thought this would be a fun post to do. So, let’s get on to it!

  • Products I used

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation – 110 Porcelain

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Buff Beige

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e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

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e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara – Black

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L.A. Colors Lipstick – Naturel Shine

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How I used them:

  • Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation – 110 Porcelain

I dot this all over my face and blend it in with a damp makeup sponge. -AOA Wonder Blender- I also blend some foundation on my eyelids.

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Buff Beige

I take a flat top kabuki brush and blend it all over my face. I also put it on my eyelids to set the foundation.

  • e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

I take the wax and fill in my brows. I also use the powder in the kit and use it as a contour shade. I put it in the contours of my face. Then, I use the powder in the crease of my eyes and blend it under my lash line. -Talk about multi propose.-

  • e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara – Black & L.a. Colors Lipstick – Natural Shine

Lastly, I curl my lashes and put on 2 – 3 coats. Then I put the lipstick on.

So, that’s it for my “five product face”. This was fun to try to get a look only using five products! I’m also thinking about doing a Q&A soon so if you have any questions you want me to answer leave them in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

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Random Friday •∆• My Everyday Makeup Look

Hello, Loves! Today I’m going to show you my everyday makeup look. Now, this does change a lot.  I use different products so I’m using all of my makeup. This is what I’ve been doing recently.
Let’s get on to it!

What I use:

•∆• FACE •∆•

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – 110 Porcelain

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Buff Beige

e.l.f Contour Palette – Light/Medium

Cover Girl Cheekers Blush – Classic Pink

•∆• EYES •∆•

e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

e.l.f. Mad For Matte Palette

e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara

•∆• LIPS •∆•

L.A. Colors Lipstick – Natural Shine

Sally Girl Lipgloss – Curfew

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How I do it:

  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – 110 Porcelain

I dot the foundation around my face. Then, I blend it out with a damp makeup sponge. I’ve been using the  AOA Studio Wonder Blender. This is my favorite makeup sponge I’ve ever used. I love it.

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Buff Beige

I set my face. This is my favorite powder.

  • e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

I  fill in my brows. I use the wax from the eyebrow kit. Then, I use the taupe gray-brown color in the Mad For Matte Palette to set them. The powder in the eyebrow kit is to warm toned for me.

  • e.l.f Contour Palette – Light/Medium

I go back to my face and use the contour palette. I use the darkest shade in the palette. I put it in my cheekbones and around the forehead.

  • Cover Girl Cheekers Blush – Classic Pink

I take the blush and put it on the apples of my cheeks and blend towards the hairline. I’ve also been putting it a little lower, closer to the contour recently.

  • e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium  •  e.l.f. Contour Palette Light/Medium

I take the shadow from the eyebrow kit and put it all over my crease and blend. I also take it and put it under my lash line. Then I take the contour color from the contour palette and put that on the outer edge of my crease.

  • e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit – Medium

I go back to the eyebrow kit and use the wax to draw on a wing. Then I set it with the powder also in the kit. I know it’s really weird but I  like the end result.

  • e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara

I curl my lashes. Then, I put on two or three coats of mascara. I’m really liking this one at the moment. One of my followers recommended it to me. And I love it. So, thank you, Kendall!

  • L.A. Colors Lipstick – Natural Shine • Sally Girl Lipgloss -Curfew

Then for the lips. – I’ve talked about this lipstick in another post.- It’s just the perfect nude shade for me. I put the gloss over the top.

That’s it for this post. I hope you liked my everyday makeup look. I’m also thinking about doing a Q&A soon. So, if you have any questions you want me to answer, leave them in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

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