HUGE! Makeup Haul!!!

Hello Friends! Like many of you (I am sure) I have done a lot of shopping! So I thought I would share a haul and then as I try the items out through the month I will do a look/review. Alright there is quite a few items so I am going to jump right in!

From Sephora I purchased the clarisonic sonic foundation brush head and Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner in Black list.

From Morphe Brushes I got: The 39A Palette, 15N palette, Paint the Town Red lip set, Eye Slay brush set, and the Y11 deluxe pointed contour brush.

From ELF Cosmetics: Shimmer Lip Balm, Holographic eyeliner pencil, Illuminating Eye Cream, Makeup Remover Cloths, Liquid Matte Lipstick, Silicone Angled Liner Brush, Blending Perfector Brush, BB Cream, Detail Crease brush. IMG_3446

Colourpop: Star Crossed Liquid Lip, NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Bundle and eye bundle. IMG_3449

Bath and Body Works and Walgreens: Hello Beautiful Body Spray and Lotion and Moon Light Body wash, Loreal Mascara, Milani Blush, LA Girl White Foundation. IMG_3464

Last but not least HUSH!: I got the Aura, Inferno, Athena, and Aphrodite Palettes by Bad Habit and I got a stretch mark cream, and two pore products.

Some of the items I am still waiting to be delivered! I really can’t wait to test everything out and let you know how they are. These items can make some great gifts. Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think!!!

xoxo Erin

E.L.F. Newness Review

Alright friends I have tested out many of the new products from E.L.F that I had recently purchased and here are my initial thoughts.

  • Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask- I really enjoyed this mask. It did tingle a bit as I let it bubble on my face for about 10 minutes. After rinsing it off my skin was left clean, tight, and smooth. I would definitely recommend it!
  • Lock On Face Primer- I have only used the primer once but.. this primer is very tacky and kind of thick. I like it but it is almost a little difficult to use. When I applied my foundation it went on a little patchy. Not sure this is really a win for me, I’ll have to keep testing out using it.
  • Blending Sponge- This is a little like the beauty blender but when you wet it, it gets huge! I have to give it a few more tries because with that primer it was just a difficult day for foundation. They are super soft tho!
  • Beauty Shield Antioxidant Finishing Powder- I really like this powder. It was super smooth and silky and photographed well. This one is a win!
  • Bronzer- I got the shade light matte. I like this bronzer because you could build it up and it was the perfect cool tone for contouring but also warm enough to warm up the skin a bit.
  • Blush- Shade bright pink. I actually love this color! It looks really nice on the skin and can be built up. Winner!
  • Highlight- Shade Glow. This shade was beautiful but not blinding. It also was much more golden of a highlight than I expected but still very pretty for an everyday glow.
  • Liquid Matte Lipstick- This is the last product I tried out so far and I really loved it. It does require 2 layers to get a super full opaque look. The color I am wearing in the picture is Vampy Violet.

photo1IMG_2384From bottom to top: highlighter, blush, bronzer, liquid matte lipstick in the colors- vampy violet, smokey taupe, coffee(sorry it smeared), lip liner- natural and deep berry.

I have just a few last products to try still but so far things have been pretty great!

xoxo Erin

E.L.F. Haul- MAJOR HAUL!

Alright friends! As you may or may not know depending on how much you stay up with me, I went on a ELF shopping spree because of the 30 days of new new! I wanted to share my haul with you and then on friday I will be doing a first impressions/full face of new products. I am so excited!

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xoxo Erin

April Hits and Misses

Y’all know I love to try new products and so this is Aprils hits and misses for momma and baby!

My first one I have to talk about is for baby! I am 100% obsessed and in love with Baby Dove Tip to Toe Wash, Rich Moisture 13 oz. This baby wash is sooooo great! I have noticed baby K is less dry and smells so great all day long like a baby should!! I normally enjoy using aveeno for baby or johnsons but dove has taken over my baby’s bathroom!!

The next product i am loving for baby is a highchair. I bought it from target, it is the evenflo convertible high chair. You can check it out here! I love it because my little one does not like laying down anymore. He always wants to be sitting up and this highchair isn’t just great for feeding but it breaks down to make a chair and table. I love this plus it was inexpensive!!!

Now on to mom:

As you saw in my previous post I am lovinggggg lots of new elf products so I won’t repeat myself on that.

I have been using the Palmers cocoa butter formula skin therapy oil on my legs and butt for skin tone and stretch marks. I can tell a difference when I use consecutively but not if I skip a day or two. It smells amazing tho. The only other negative I can say is that it instructs to reapply many times throughout the day and even being a stay at home mom I don’t have the time to reapply 3 or 4 times a day. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!!

Cupshe swimsuits! OMG. So I saw these suits on pinterest and as a woman who just had a baby and doesn’t have a personal trainer to whip my butt back in pre-baby shape I have been struggling to find a swim suit that makes me look good and feel good without feeling like a grandma. Cupshe has done just that for me. I was still able to get a bikini that covered my booty but still made me feel great! all at only 23$!!!

Lastly for the hits I recently bought a fitbit to keep myself motivated to stay active. I can do challenges with my friends and being super competitive I am constantly doing laps around the house to beat them!

Misses::::::: So I did purchase the Jeffree Star X Manny collab bundle. I have to say I am not that impressed with the highlighter.It has a strange texture and It seems to me that I have to layer and layer to get a decent glow. Im not trying to blind people but I definitely want it to show up! The lipsticks are great but the colors do oxidize a bit compared to what you see in the bottle. The highlighter is a miss for me tho, sad to say.

I love real techniques but I tried there brush cleaner and I have to admit it didn’t work for me. It was a total miss sadly. Going back to my philosphy to was my brushes!

What did you love and not love this month?? Let me know!

xoxo Erin

High End VS. Drug Store: My Favorites

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with makeup. It has been a major part of my life for the past 10 years, since I first started as a makeup artist. As a mom now I haven’t quieted my obsession but I like to look at prices a little more and find products that I love just as much as the high end product but at a faction of the cost! Here is my list:

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I will say this disclaimer before I start bc I will end up repeating it a million times. It was extremely difficult to pick my number 1 product for some of the categories and I have many favorites in some of them like concealers..

Primer: Smashbox 36$ vs Rimmel 7$ Both of these primers are awesome and if you have oily skin then definitely give the rimmel a try! It is so bomb! and worth a try before spending the 30$ more.

Foundation: Clinique beyond perfecting 28$ vs E.L.F flawless finish 6$ I have been using the clinique for about a month and a half now and I really enjoy it. It has such a beautiful finish. The elf is only 6$!!!! It is literally so amazing only downside is there aren’t many shades.

Concealer: Stila aqua glow serum concealer 27$ vs other high end brands like mac pro long wear. I haven’t found a drug store brand that i love yet.

Powder: Laura Mercier. Need I say more? I don’t even have another translucent powder.

Bronzer: Marc Jacobs O!mega bronze 49$ vs Covergirl Mineral Bronzer 7.99$

Blush: Pur Minerals 18$ vs Milani rose powder blush 9$ both are so amazing that I have back ups for them both. Literally.

Highlight: Becca 38$ Unfortunately I don’t have a drugstore highlighter. I ordered one from elf today so should be here shortly. If you have a recommendation for me Please tell me in the comments!!!

Eyeshadow: Lorac vs Morphe Both are impeccable quality and should be owned!!!

Eyeliner: Mac gel 17$ vs. Maybelline 8.99$ They both work great but Mac is still my absolute favorite. I have been using it for years!!

Mascara: Too faced better than sex 23$ vs L’Oreal feline 8.99$ TF gives insane volume and l’oreal gives great length.

Brows: ABH dipbrow 18$ vs. elf brow pencil 2$…. 2$!! need I say more? Both are amazing but if you want something super quick and easy then elf.. just try it trust me!

Lashes: House of Lashes 12$ vs. Ardell 3.99$

Lips: Bite Beauty lip crayon 24$ vs. Colourpop lippie stix 5$ The great thing about about bite beauty is how long they last and the amazing color it puts out. But then again colourpop is pretty amazing too!

Let me know all of your favorites in the comments so I can give them a try!! All of my favorites can be found on Ulta.com, sephora.com, or target except morphe, colourpop and house of lashes which can be found at their own personal websites.

xoxo Erin

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