Ulta and Target Haul

I have done a little bit of shopping with my mom in town this past weekend. Here is what I got! IMG_1972First off I’m sorry about the photo quality, my flash wasn’t working properly. Any who! I absolutely love Target, what girl doesn’t? I can’t pass up the 1,3,5$ dollar section in the front of the store which is where I got this super cute note pad for notes and lists. If you know me, you know I love making lists! While at Target I also picked up the elf brow cream which works really great! and it is only 3$! I also picked up the Shea Moisture Mommy stretchmark repair cream and spray oil. I have been testing this out and will let you know how I like it later. Lastly from Target I got the heel genius cream by Soap&Glory.

From Ulta I had a 20% coupon and so I picked up this blue nail polish which will be perfect for my nails for my Son’s birthday party. I also got the Bronze Goddess body oil, picked it up for my honeymoon. Plus I love the smell of bronze Goddess. I got 2 matte liquid lip colors from Rimmel London, a foundation from models own, and a dry brush which I talked about earlier.

I love all my purchases and can’t wait to try the rest of the items I haven’t had the chance to yet!

till next time

xoxo Erin

Dry Brushing 101

I recently and finally got my hands on a dry brush. Sometimes I feel like I live in the middle of nowhere with people who know nothing… I know I know not very nice but I literally went in to so many beauty stores and not one single person knew what I was talking about when I asked for a dry brush so I finally ordered one from Ulta.com.

This is the particular one I purchased. It is ecotools and only 4.99$ There are so many great benefits to dry brushing!!

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I got this particular chart from pinterest, credit to Dr. Axe.
Dry brushing is great for you. It improves your lymphatic system. You should always brush towards your heart to help drainage of toxins from the body.
It improves circulation.
It can help to reduce cellulite!! ( Hello did you really need any other reason?? )
It reduces stress.
I am all about it and you should probably too!! give it a try friends!
Till next time,
xoxo Erin

UD Naked Skin Shape shifter

It should come as no that I am obsessed with Urban Decay! When I worked at Ulta as an artist and manager I used their products non stop! They really are bomb. After I left working there I sort of fell off the Urban Decay train. Not for any specific reason. I just started testing out less expensive options of makeup when I found out I had a baby on the way. That has not stopped my love for all things beauty whether cheap or expensive. Okay anyways while on vacation for the 4th of July weekend I of course had to stop in at my old stomping grounds and pick up this gem! IMG_0114This bad boy retails for 45$. It comes with 5 cream contour and highlight shades and 4 contour and highlight powders. There is a brush you can purchase that goes along with the palette for 39$, I opted not to because I have plenty of brushes to highlight and contour with.

I am so pleased with my purchase!! The creams blend like a dream and the powders are silky soft and if you are looking for a natural highlight and contour this will be perfect. The shimmery highlight shade that is in the palette gives a beautiful natural glow but not super beaming so if you are like me and want a super glow you will want to add another highlight.

Overall this is an A+ palette and purchase!! I would definitely recommend this if you are on the look for an excellent all in one contour and highlight palette!

Till next time loves!

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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