Makeup Reviews

My Makeup And A Little Self Reflection (8/28/2019)

Hey beauties! I wanted to make a quick post about my makeup today. Recently I haven’t been feeling myself and mostly that has to do with the fact that I dont get ready with a full face of makeup and a cute outfit everyday because of work.

I also barely have time to do anything I want to accomplish personally. Could I sit down and time manage every minute I have and make it work? Yes. I’m sure there are people out there way busier than I am that can manage everything they want to do. But in reality, that’s not me. I don’t think it’s a lack of time management skills as much as it is a blatant disregard of my own needs.

Today was one of the days that my skin looked great and although I threw my hair back in a bun, I felt a little bit more like myself. I only wore foundation, Fenty Beauty Contouring Stick Trio, some blush, setting powder and some mascara. I felt good about my makeup today. I think I might be a tad hard on myself for not accomplishing the impossible (because my goals are sometimes a little too unrealistic– although I do shoot for the stars).

I hope you enjoyed this self reflection post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below any remedies you use when you are feeling down about your accomplishments.

-Stay Chic,

Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray Review (8/3/2019)

Hi beauties! A crazy thing had happened the other day, as I was about to help a friend by doing her makeup for an event I forgot that I ran out of setting spray earlier in the week. I had no other choice but to run to the drugstore before I went to her house to pick up some affordable setting spray. I chose the Wet N’ Wild Cucumber Photo Focus 3-in-1 Primer Water Prep+Set+ Refresh setting spray. I got it from my local Rite Aid for about $5 which is VERY affordable for a setting spray.

I wasn’t sure how well it would work because I never used it before but I explained to my friend that we didn’t have to use it since I wasn’t sure if it was good or not and she didn’t have a problem testing it out. She has oily skin and she explained that it was pretty good for her skin type and it was light and airy. She also explained that she liked the smell a lot. 
I decided to give the setting spray a shot myself and I used it for a few days and honestly it was an amazing setting spray. I felt like it did a pretty good job of setting my makeup, it wasn’t a heavy feeling setting spray, it also wasn’t sticky either. I also felt refreshed after spraying it because of the scent of cucumbers. I definitely recommend getting this setting spray if you want to try a drugstore brand alternative or if you run out and need something affordable but works well. A trick that I like to do with this setting spray is leave it in the fridge so when I go to set my makeup it gives me a nice and cold mist. It’s super crazy that I chose to get a quick and affordable setting spray and I ended up liking it just as much as the leading brands. 
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content. Make sure you comment down below what your thoughts are on this setting spray. 
-Stay Chic,

Bar Outfit, Hair and Makeup Look (7/30/2019)
Hi beauties, I wanted to do a quick post on the outfit, makeup and hair look I wore to a bar recently. I’m actually not much of a bar person (unless there is a place to dance at said bar). I normally enjoy clubbing more because I am super passionate about dancing my heart out. But I figured for someone who doesn’t go to bars often I can show you what I wear there!
I suggest if you want to go to a bar you figure out the dress code just so you dont show up under or overdressed. I always call or go on Google to figure out the dress code or I’ll pick something out that is one step up from casual just to be safe. I guess better to be safe than sorry. Plus, I would feel super out of place if I were under dressed rather than if I were only a little bit overdressed for the venue. I mean, super overdressed is definitely not fun either (I have experienced this before at a “formal” dance event, and YIKES was it embarrassing). I’ll leave the story for another time and save myself some face today (lol)!
For the outfit I wore a yellow, summery floral dress that was a tad bit of a high-low dress. I paired this outfit with a pair of brown strappy open toed booties. I felt super comfortable in this wrap-dress because it was flowy and great for a summer casual look but not too casual. I made sure to be careful and not to dress it up with jewelry too much so I just wore the silver cuff bracelet that I wear on a daily basis. 
For my makeup I figured that if I were to go all out and actually DO my makeup, the outfit might also look a bit extra for a bar scene. So I decided to not go full glam and I kept it simple and gave myself a natural look, no eyeshadow or lipstick either! I actually really loved the makeup and what really pulled it together were the eyelash extensions. 
My hair was a little difficult to figure out because I truly wanted to leave it down but the head and humidity was way to high for a curly haired girl to bare (if you have wavy, kinky or curly hair you definitely can relate to the #struggleville)! So I even went a step more casual and put my hair in a dressy-ish bun and called it a day! I absolutely loved this look and I hope that you did as well, remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what part of this whole look was your favorite!
-Stay Chic,

$350 Sephora Haul (7/9/2019)

Hey beauties! My best friend and I went into a Sephora and we decided to go on a shopping spree. Well, needless to say I walked out of the Sephora with $350 of makeup. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be (lol)!

So what did I get that costed me this much?! I’m going to be hauling all of the stuff I purchased! Another haul? Again, I wouldn’t be surprised considering that’s one of my favorite kinds of posts.

Anyway, I usually don’t go into the Sephora stores I usually purchase my stuff online so this was actually a little different of an experience for me. Instead of shopping online and looking at all that I can get, I am actually playing with the makeup on display and testing things out. I also went into the Sephora store without a specific item in mind. I was just picking things out as I went along.

Here is what I got:

  • Tarte Unleashed Palette
    Violet Voss Creme Brûlée Mini Palette
    Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
    Eye Love Sephora Mini Palette
    Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette
    BECCA Cosmetics Collectors Edition Champagne POP Highlighter
    Tarte High Tides & Good Vibes Palette
    Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette
    (Not Pictured) Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette
    KVD Tattoo Liner
    Laura Mercier Lipstick

I am in love with all of the items I got. Sadly my highlighter was broken when I brought it home so I’ll have to exchange that but otherwise I have no problems! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what item is your favorite!

-Stay Chic,

Best Red Lippies For 4th Of July (7/2/2019)

Hey beauties! The 4th of July is coming and if you live in the United States of America you know that red, white and blue are going to be staples in your makeup, fashion and decor for the whole month. So, to make life easier I compiled a list of the best red lippies to wear for the 4th of July.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick

Ruby Woo

Too Faced Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick

Lady Balls

ColourPop On Display Lux Lipstick

Red Lux

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick

Redrum

All of these lipsticks would be perfect for 4th if July and they are an amazing shade of red to wow the crowds this Independence Day. Something else that I love about these red lippies would be how affordable they are. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what lippies you’d recommend.

-Stay Chic,

Drugstore Makeup I Love (6/30/2019)
Hey beauties! I wanted to do a post today about drug store products/ makeup that I love. I feel like drugstore products get a bad wrap but in reality there are amazing drugstore brands that I actually really love. I am going to take some time to list my top 15 drugstore makeup products and the price point of each as well as provide a link for y’all to purchase the product for yourself. 
These are definitely my drugstore go-tos! I hope you all liked this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and let me know in the comments down below if any of these products are also your drugstore favorites!
-Stay Chic,

Best 10 BB Creams For Summer (6/27/2019)

Hey beauties! Since it’s finally summertime I think we are due for a best BB cream makeup list because in all honesty full coverage and even medium coverage foundation is just way too heavy to wear in this heat! This is makeup melting season everyone, so lets dive into the best BB creams to get this summer: 

1. Elf

Elf BB Cream

2. Dr. Jart+

Dr. Jart+

3. Maybelline

Maybelline BB Cream

4. Burt’s Bees

5. NYX

NYX BB Cream

6. Tarte

Tarte BB Cream

7. Too Faced

Too Faced BB Cream

8. bareMinerals

bareMinerals BB Cream

9. KIKO Milano

KIKO Milano BB Cream

10. L’Oréal

L’Oréal BB Cream

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and make sure you comment down below what BB cream is your go-to this season!
-Stay Chic,

GRWM For A Wedding (6/22/2019)
Hey beauties! Today I have my cousins wedding to attend and I wanted to do a really quick get ready with me (GRWM) post. I am talking a full on get ready with me from makeup to hair to getting dressed! Lets jump into it:
I hope you enjoyed this GRWM post and make sure you comment down below what you think about this look and don’t forget to subscribe for emails to be notified when I make a new post!
-Stay Chic,
Night Out Outfit and Makeup Look (6/14/2019)

Hey beauties! I recently went out to a club with a couple of my friends and Ryan and I was so in love with my outfit and makeup that I just HAD to share it with y’a;ll! I wish I actually took better pictures of my makeup because I loved it THAT MUCH, but sadly we were in a rush to leave so I don’t have pictures showing my makeup in bright lights but I do have selfies and pictures from that night to give y’all an idea of what my makeup looked like!

For my outfit I actually ended up dragging Ryan with me to my go-to quick shopping store, Forever 21. Usually Ryan hates shopping with me because it’s basically a 5-hour event but he managed because I wanted to pick up an outfit really quick. I ended up finding an outfit that costed me no more than $17 which was such a deal! I got a bright coral/orange skirt with a silver zipper and a paired that skirt with a black sheer low plunging v-neck bodysuit and a pair of black sandal heels.

The outfit was definitely minimalistic, so I had to do something extravagant with my makeup. I started off with doing some bright coral/orange eyeshadow to match my skirt, but the look needed something. SO, I ended up blending the shadow to the inner corner of my eye and adding some vibrant teal glitter shadow in the middle of my lid for a spotlight eyeshadow look. I was obsessed with it and I added a black winged liner and some Lily Lashes to top the whole look off.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what you think of this look!

-Stay Chic,

Dollar Tree Silisponge Review And Face Off (5/26/2019)

Hey beauties! I found a really interesting brand from the Dollar Tree the other day. I wanted to try something from the brand that didn’t involve makeup so I chose the silisponges they have! In this post I will be testing the quality and outcome of my foundation with the silisponge from the Dollar Tree and the silisponge from Milk Makeup.

Dollar Tree Silisponge

For each sponge I am using my FIT Me liquid foundation from Maybelline. The Dollar Tree Silisponge right off the bat seems a lot thicker but the edges are very harsh and the “skin” on the silisponge is not on there very tight. As I applied the makeup it seemed pretty easy to move the makeup around but it was very hard to blend. I already know that silisponges are hard to blend in general. But each time I tried to blend out a hard to reach area (bridge of my nose) the sponge would wrinkle and make the uneven foundation worse. It’s important to mention that the makeup that was rubbed on there permanently stained the “skin” of the silisponge. I tried all different soaps, even Dawn wouldn’t get it off.

Milk Makeup Silisponge

The Milk Makeup is $14 in comparison to the only $1 Dollar Tree silisponge but I can tell that whatever this one is made of, the “skin” is tighter and the edges are a little smoother. When applying the makeup it was easier to blend due to the firmness of the silisponge and it is smaller so it can get in those hard to reach places. But overall silisponges are not easy to use to blend makeup out so I don’t like them in general.

For the silisponge face off I think Milk Makeup wins because it did have a better and more pleasant performance. Plus, they get brownie points for the cute design of theirs with the sparkles. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what you prefer to use to blend out your makeup.

-Stay Chic,