Monthly Wish List

Okay so I don’t have a huge list this month because if you watched my last Video (click!!) you would see the huge haul I had and all the goodies I purchased for myself! Anyways as you will see in a blog going up this weekend, I have also purchased some clothing which I will do a look book on or something similar! Okay so moving on! Here is my wish list with a little description of what they are.

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.34.40 PMA part mousse (but way lighter), part salt spray (but less gritty)—for big, beachy texture with heat-styled polish for fine to medium, healthy hair. Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.36.25 PM

A natural exfoliating foot peel treatment, formulated with alpha hydroxy acids and fruit extracts, to reveal softer, smoother feet in as little as eight to 10 days. Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.32.18 PM

Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Clear brings out your best with this skin-brightening peel mask. Raspberry and acai deliver powerful antioxidants to help minimize pores, calm flare-ups and smooth skin. Sit back, relax and renew…You deserve it!Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.30.26 PM

An antioxidant-infused water-gel that’s ultralight yet delivers a 179% moisture boost for instantly plumper, smoother skin. For all skin types.Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.31.45 PM

Transform your favorite moisturizer into a BB, CC or fuller-coverage foundation. One drop of Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops creates sheer cover. Two or three, a flawless finish. Since Clinique BIY takes on the finish of the moisturizer you blend it with, expect a more matte finish with a mattifying moisturizer. Or a more dewy, radiant finish when blended with a moisturizer that contains optics. All skin types.Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.33.00 PM

Enjoy an at home spa treatment using this Eco Tools Dry Body Brush (with cruelty-free synthetic bristles) for beauty you can feel good about! Inspired by spa dry brushing treatments, used to exfoliate and detoxify, improving appearance and leaving skin soft, smooth and glowing.

What are yall wanting this month??

xoxo Erin

Summer Beautycon Box 2017

I went away for a long weekend with the family this past weekend and we just got back yesterday evening. Traveling is so exhausting! But I came home to my beautycon box which is always exciting!!

I filmed my unboxing so check it out HERE if you are interested in seeing that. If not continue reading to find out what was inside. image1(3)

What I received:

  • Colourpop Cosmetics- Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog
  • Deco Miami- Lemon Blossom Cuticle Oil
  • Deco Miami- Beautycon Pink Glass Nail File
  • Dirty little Secret Cosmetics- Gold Plated Eyeshadow Crayon
  • Doucce- Lush Lip Gloss in Glistening Petals
  • Feel Beauty- Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks
  • Freeman Beauty- Renewing Cucumber Peel-off Mask
  • Jonteblu- Electric Blue Eyeliner Pencil
  • MakeupDrop x Beautycon- The Original Silicone Makeup Applicator
  • Manna Kadar Beauty- Flutter Mascara in Jet Black

I am very excited to try out the lip products and the eye liner and the masks! I am honestly kinda on the fence about how I feel about the box this season. I love a lot of the products but as far as the nail products go I am just not excited at all about them. I rarely paint my nails, maybe once a month. I think maybe what is throwing me off about this box is how small the products are where as the past few boxes I received larger products which make you feel like you are getting more.

Of course I will update you on products I like and didn’t as I try them out this month!!

What do  you guys think or what products are you loving?

xoxo Erin

Morphe Brushes

Hello friends! For today’s post I wanted to write about something a little different. I wanted to write about the morphe drama that has been going on. Now if you haven’t heard I will give you a brief background. Basically Influencers get a code to offer their subscribers a discount on morphe products and they make money off of this code being used. Well people are making claims that the products don’t work and the brushes are cheap and fall apart. So these people are trying to call out these influencers saying they are just trying to make money by promoting bad product. Now let me give you my opinion and story.Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 4.41.22 PM

My experience with Morphe has been nothing but amazing. Of course I did hear about Morphe from an influencer, Jaclyn Hill. She is queen and amazing. Aside from that I formed my own opinions on every product as any good reviewer should. So I started my Morphe journey by ordering a few brushes and OMG I fell in love. I have many many brushes but for the price you just can’t beat the exceptional quality. I saw videos of people roughly rubbing their brushes against their hands or legs and them falling apart, well HELLO?!?! Who does that? I have had absolutely not a single problem with any of my brushes.

Next I tried an eyeshadow pallet. I now own 5! They are sooo full of pigment and so smooth and creamy and blendable. Very affordable and very much worth it! At less than half the cost of an average eyeshadow pallet and you get way more colors! The 35K is one of my favorites so check it out!

Lastly I bought their new setting spray and without going in to much detail because it will definitely be in my monthly favorites, it is AMAZING!

Morphe is a great brand to get high quality makeup and makeup brushes on a mom budget. I give two thumbs way up!! I super approve!!

Till next time my dears!

xoxo Erin

My 5-Minute Makeup Routine

Hey lovelies! I’m going to quickly give you the products that make up my 5 minute makeup. I do this look when I have to run to the store, doctor appointments, etc.

So here are the products! :

Eyes I quickly throw on some primer, my favorite is smashbox 24 hour primer and then I add a taupe eyeshadow by Milani all over the lid and add a CK eyeshadow in a shimmery peachy color.. apparently it isn’t being made anymore which breaks my heart. I will have to find a dupe!

Next I add my Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 1.27.56 PMlancome visionnaire to help moisturize and prime. If you are on the dry side you will want to add a moisturizer underneath. On top of this I next add my foundation and powder

As I have said many many times I am obsessed with e.l.f. products.

After my face I add some blush and mascara. Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 1.33.46 PMThen I am ready to go!! This is the Milani blush which I am OBSESSED with!!

So that is it! It is quick and natural and so easy breezy!! What are you favorite go to products for a quick and easy look??

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

Beauty Blast: E.L.F. Cosmetics

Okay my lovelies! I went shopping again. (Big Surprise) Well lately if you couldn’t tell by my twitter and instagram I have been obsessing over E.L.F. Cosmetics. They are so affordable and consistently bringing out new products which makes me swoon! My latest haul from them has me head over heels!!! Here is what I purchased:

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I will stop here and tell you that these three products are the BOMB!!!!!!!! The acne fighting foundation is only 6$ and it is my favorite foundation at the moment! Yes it replaced the clinique beyond perfecting foundation+concealer. I love it and I like to apply it with the elf beautifully precise multi blender massager, which looks crazy but is awesome.  Next the powder is so freaking soft and so beautiful. I wish I purchased a shade darker especially heading into summer but heck at 6 bucks I will get all the colors! And this foundation stick has bomb coverage and makes foundation easy breezy if you aren’t a makeup person or if you are and want more coverage without the heaviness!

I also got the Mad for Matte 2 eyeshadow palette which has amazing pigment for only 10$!!! I really couldn’t believe it. And I got the beautifully bare natural glow face palette which I was a little skeptical about because the bronzer palette I have doesn’t have amazing pigment but OMG this palette is literally one of my favs! I can’t put it down!!

If you haven’t tried elf what are you waiting for????? It is so afordable and they have some great products! You know I love makeup and I will drop some $$$ but I also love a good bargain. And it is free shipping with a 25$ order… do you know how much you can get for 25$ at elf? A LOT!

Let me know your favorite products or favorite drugstore brands!!!

xoxo Erin

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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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