Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weekly Makeup Bag Recap, 5-31-15


What a week!  Even though it was only a four day week, I still worked almost forty hours because I worked extra Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday giving a presentation on iPads to the other teachers at my school.  This coming week is promising to be every bit as busy, as it's my last week for this school year and I have a lot of exciting things going on right now.  So if I'm not able to post a lot over the next few weeks, you'll know why.

Lip Products:
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust
Blistex Lip Vibrance
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya



Face Products:
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder in 01: Blondes for Lighter Skin



Eye Products:
Too Faced Pixie Pin-Ups
Rue Beauté Natural Eye Kit
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Nude
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Espresso
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Brown
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Single in Brulee
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Pearl

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Weekly Makeup Bag Recap, 5-24-15



Happy new week!  I only have two weeks left this year with my students (and neither week is a full five days) and I can't believe it!  My blog and YouTube channel have been neglected a bit lately because I've been working a ton, preparing for four different iPad presentations I have to give (one down, three to go).  And now my summer is no longer starting after the students leave because I've been hired on to do some pro re nata work at the district office this summer configuring iPads.  If everything works out as it's currently planned, I'll start that work on June 8th and I'm not sure how long it will take.  But even though I'm working, it's usually not as exhausting to work when there aren't students to keep up with and it's also pretty nice to be able to go to the bathroom any time I need to.  It's the little things in life!


General Face Products:
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
e.l.f. Studio HD Blush in Diva
my Unii palette, for the bronzer, blush, and neutral eyeshadows shown here
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light
e.l.f. Limited Edition Blush and Bronzer combo
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach


Eye Products:
Rue Beauté Natural Eye Kit
Wet N Wild Color Icon Shadow Single in Brulee
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Nude
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Brown
Physician's Formula Shimmer Shimmer Strips Liner in Nude Eyes (pewter shade)
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow in Cruisin Chic



Lip Products:
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
Blistex Lip Vibrance

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pan Progress 2

Another week closer to empty pans!  Let's see how much progress I made on my pan items this week.


First, let's look at the Seagull eyeshadow in my Rue Beauté Natural Eye Kit.  I think I've made a pretty big chunk in this, mostly because this eyeshadow's texture is so soft, chunky, and flaky that I end up tapping off a ton of fall out before applying it.  The texture is not great when it touches your brush but I have no issues with these shadows once they are applied.  You definitely have to be careful and tap off the excess when applying but I like them once they are on.  I don't see this shadow lasting more than a few weeks.


Next, my NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny.  I swear there isn't even so much as the tiniest change here.  It makes me mad so let's move on.


The next bronzer is Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair.  I swear I see just the tiniest glimmer of new silver pan right around the circle on the bottom right.  That's promising!


This item is a face powder, Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light (longest name ever).  I've made significant progress on this and the ring of powder around the edge is getting hard to get to.  I don't think this powder will be around much longer.


This Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee is getting pretty hard to get at as well.  I can tell I've made some progress on this and even though I use it every day, I don't think it will go all that fast, as it's pretty pigmented and you only need a little bit each day.


Finally, we have one of my all time favorite blushes, Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach.  It doesn't really look like I've made much progress, even though I use this blush fairly often.  I guess a little goes a long way.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

April Empties Video

I just posted a video to You Tube sharing my April Empties!  Click the video below if you'd like to watch.


Also, if you're curious about any products I'm wearing in the video, you can check out this blog post for a list of makeup I wore.  Thanks and have a happy hump day!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Weekly Makeup Bag Recap, 5-17-15


Another week closer to summer vacation!  Have you ever seen this pin on Pinterest?  It is so very true!  I'm also loving the quote on this pin.  "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."  Waiting is hard, isn't it?  Well, I won't make you wait anymore to see what makeup I put to use this week.  Let's get on with it.  :)



Lips:
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Berry Soft
Maybelline Baby Lips in Melon Mania
Blistex Lip Vibrance
Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Pretty Natural



General Face Products:
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in Light Ivory
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light
Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (highlight)



Blushes:
Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion
Wet N Wild Ultimate Minerals Bronzer in Amber Glow



Eye Products:
Unii Palette (see here for list of products inside)
Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Brown
Maybelline Unstoppable Liner in Espresso
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liner in Nude
Rue Beauté Natural Eye Kit
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express WaterproofMascara in Classic Black
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pan Progress


Another week has gone by and I've made some progress on my items that I've hit pan on.  Let's look at each item separately.



First, the Seagull shade in my Rue Beaté Natural Eye Kit.  I don't think this will last long.  These shadows aren't the worst quality ever but they are extremely powdery and kick up a ton of fall out.  That shade will probably be gone in just a week or two.  I use it as both a lid shade and sometimes a crease shade so I could easily use it a few times a week.



Next up is NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny.  I only use this as a contour shade so I don't expect to make much progress on this quickly.  I was actually thinking about just using one of my two bronzers that I've hit pan on at a time to see if I would go through them faster.  I haven't decided yet.



Here's my other bronzer, Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair.  I've made a little progress on this but again, I only use a little bit of this each day.



You can see a bit more pan in my Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light.  I would have thought I had made more of a dent than that but we'll see what it looks like next week.



On to Wet N Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Single in Brulee.  The visible pan on this guy is noticeably larger.  That doesn't surprise me, as I use this eye shadow almost every day as my brow highlight and I use quite a lot.  I really would like to use this up soon.  The lid completely broke off (both pins fell out) and now I have to use a small rubber band to hold it shut when I'm not using it.



And last, my Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach.  I used this several times this week and I can see a bit more pan than before.  It's just such a pretty shade.  I see myself wearing it a lot this summer.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Friday GRWM


I filmed this get ready with me several weeks ago but here it is, edited and ready to share!  Below is a list of all the products I used in the video.

Face Products:
- Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
- Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
- Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate
- L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory (set undereye concealer)
- Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light (set rest of face)
- Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair (warm up complexion)
- NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny (contour cheeks)
- Mary Kay Mineral Blush in Citrus Bloom ($12 on Mary Kay website)
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
- Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
- Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
- e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

Lip Products:
- Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust

Eye Products:
- Milani Eyeshadow Primer
- Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Single in Brulee (highlight)
- L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte (lid)
- NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny (transition shade)
- Cover Girl Eyeshadow Single in Brown Smoulder (crease and lower lash line)
- Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx (tightline)
- Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Weekly Makeup Bag, 5-10-15


Another week gone by and another week of products used.  I say this every week, but this was such a busy week!  On the plus side, this weekend was finally a more calm one than the last few have been and this week at work might be a little more calm.  We'll see though.  Let's get on to what I wore.



General Face Products:
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach
Nyx Dark Circle Concealer in Light
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light
Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (highlight)


Eye Shadow Products:
Too Faced Pixi Pin-Ups
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Pearl
Wet N Wild Color Icon Shadow Single in Brulee
Nyx Shadow Single in Dark Brown
Milani Eye Shadow Primer
Rue Beaté Natural Eye Kit
Unii Palette (inside, I used Sally Girl Shadow Single in Champagne, Physician's Formula Matte Shadow Quad in Canyon Classics)

Liners and Mascaras:
e.l.f. Volume Plumping Mascara
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil in Onyx
Maybelline Unstoppable Liner in Onyx
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black

Lips:
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust
Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya
Maybelline Baby Lips in Coral Crush
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 08
Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wavy Curly


Today I decided to try something different with my new short hair and went for a wavy/curly look.  I love how it looks!  This isn't really a tutorial but I'll just quickly explain what I did.


I added some Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray then dried my hair while twisting chunks around my finger, away from my face just to add some kind of texture to my naturally very straight hair.  Next, I took a one inch curling iron and curled just the top and middle of my hair.  I didn't do every piece, but rather just the randomly curled large chunks here and there.  I left the ends out so it would have more of a wavy feel.  Then I added some hairspray and a bit of Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease.


I'll definitely be trying this again some time soon!  I swear, when I curled my hair when it was longer, it was so much harder to make it look good but I have so much less trouble with short hair!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Pan Progress

Last summer, I did a weekly series called Use It Up where I tracked my progress in using up items that I had hit pan on or were nearly empty.  Since I realized I have quite a few items that I'm close to using up again, I thought I would do something similar again now.  Keeping a visual record of my progress helps me to see just how quickly I'm going through items and keeps me from feeling like I'll never finish things.  Next week I'll start with the official weekly comparison but this week I have a comparison of all the items I've hit pan on and how much I've progressed since the original post of those items from about three weeks ago.  Additionally, I have two products that were in last year's Use It Up project that I'm still working on so I have a before and after of how they look now compared to July of last year.


Three weeks of change
Rue Beauté Natural Eye Kit
Physician's Formula SPF 50 Healthy Wear Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder in Light
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee
Forty-one weeks of change
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Forty-one weeks of change
Physician's Formula SPF 50 Healthy Wear Bronzer in Fair
So I'm pretty sure I'm never going to need to buy another bronzer again for the rest of my life at this rate!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April Favorites Video & Products



A new video!  I'm jumping around a bit in the order I shot the videos, but it's all good.  Here's everything I'm wearing in my April Favorites video. Thanks for watching!


Face Products:
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Superstay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate 
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory (used to set underye)
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder in Light (used to set rest of foundation)
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair 
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Citrus Bloom
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

Lip Products:
Cover Girl Lipstick in Darling Kiss
Hard Candy Volumizing Lip Gloss in Girl Next Door

Eye Products:
Milani Eye Shadow Primer
Physician's Formula Matte Shadow Quad in Canyon Classics (cream shade on lid, gray in the crease)
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Single in Brulee (highlight)
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx (tightline)
Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker in Blackest Black
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Weekly Makeup Bag Recap, 5-3-15


Did you know it's already May?  Where did April go?  April was a really busy month for me with lots of interesting things happening and I think May is going to be even more busy and chaotic.  However, I'm really excited about what May might bring for me so I say, bring it on!  With all the action happening in my life lately, I'm trying to keep my makeup slightly more streamlined so we'll see if my long list of weekly products becomes any shorter... but I wouldn't count on it.  ;)


General Face Products:
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer in Cream
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel
Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown
Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in n1: Soft Ivory
Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder Finishing Veil Powder in Light
Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (highlight)


Blushes: (Hey, I did manage to stick to only three blushes this week instead of a different one every day!)
Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
Milani Mineral Blush in Mai Tai
Mary Kay Blush in Citrus Bloom (She currently lives in my Unii Palette but I took it out just for this photo.)


Lip Products:
Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick in Darling Kiss
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Baby Berry
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Pink Love
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 08
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 104
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust
Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss in Girl Next Door (not pictured because it went out with my monthly empties)

Eye Products:
Too Faced Pixie Pin-Ups Palette
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil in Onyx