Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MBA Cosmetics Chromalights Foil FX Glitters Swatches & FAQs

Hey beauty babes, welcome and thank you so much for joining me today! Today I have a swatch video to  share with you of the amazing MBA Cosmetics Chromalights Foil FX Glitters, which have gained quite a bit of popularity since a huge feature by Insider Beauty! If you are a long time follower of my blog, you already know that I work for MBA Cosmetics and you are probably used to seeing me post about these glitters and have seen them featured in several of my makeup looks! However, since these glitters have gained some popularity, I wanted to share these swatches PLUS some helpful info and answer some FAQ's about these for anyone who is new around these parts! ;)

So as you may imagine, I have several MBA Cosmetics Pressed Glitters in my collection, but MBA Cosmetics has MANY more colors to choose from. As you watch this video I will show the names of each of these glitters on the screen, but I'll have them all listed here with their description for you to reference!!

I encourage you to please watch & listen ALL the way through my video, to make sure your question isnt already answered in the video before commenting with any questions! If I missed anything, I will be glad to help and give an answer. But I'd hate to have to be repetitive and write out an answer that is already in the video! Thanks! 

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Purchase Chromalights here

Purchase Pressed Glitters here

Purchase Palettes & Adhesives here

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Info on MOLD in Glitter here

Info on FDA regarding Glitter in Makeup here

đź’–FEATURED GLITTERS (descriptions):

-Trixie is a beautiful lavender with a rainbow prismatic sparkle

-Ariella is an aqua green/blue with a rainbow prismatic sparkle

-Dakota Rose is a true Rose Gold with a rainbow prismatic sparkle

-Equinox is a bright warm gold with flecks of coral & copper

- Kissed by Cupid is a A light gold with a 
hint of rose/pink. 

-Golden Child is a bright, warm gold

-Bubbly is a very reflective metallic champagne gold glitter!

-Candy Land is a cool, metallic light pink that has a prismatic effect!! its gorgeous!

-Gypsy Rose is a metallic rose fuchsia pink glitter!

-Blush is a gorgeous, highly reflective metallic bronze  glitter with a warm peachy/coral undertone! 

-Prismatica!! This one is AMAZING!! Prismatica is a pale light  gold with multi-color prismatic like sparkles!! This one of of MBA's BEST sellers. you can see why! Its SO gorgeous!!

-Holy Grail is a light gold with silver sparks. This one would be perfect for the holidays!

-Jamaican Bay is a vivid blue green glitter.

Push Play to see the swatches (finger and brush swatches) and to learn more!
Leave a comment with any questions I may not have answered!!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Drugstore Color Correcting + Highlight & Contour Routine | Maybelline | LA Girl

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Hello my loves! Thanks so much for checking out this kind of "wacky" looking post! haha Today I am sharing my current Color Correcting +  (cream) Contour & Highlight routine - using affordable/drugstore products! Woop woop! I actually filmed this video quite a while back to go along with (this look) but I completely forgot about it until recently! 

At the time actually I wasnt specifically going for the "drugstore" routine, these are just products that had become part of my current routine... And after looking back to edit this video, I realized wow - these are all drugstore products! Which is a fabulous thing, because this full makeup look is one of my favorites I have done in a while. My face makeup looks practically flawless - which goes to show that you don't need super expensive makeup to look good!! ♥ 
Some of you may or may not recall that I am typically NOT a fan of cream products. In fact, aside from the MUFE Pro Sculping Contour Kit, I have not particularly liked any other cream products. But when Maybelline sent me some of their new cream products to used I wanted to give them a try. And I was surprised by how much I actually really liked them!

Their Contour Duos are so easy to work with, they blend out nicely and almost dry down to a powder finish. I dont thing they are considered a "cream to powder" formula, however they definitely do not have that waxy cream feeling that most cream products have (that I hate). So that was a bonus. And because I was SO impressed with the formula of these I was curious to see if maybe the ingredients matched up with the MUFE cream contour...

So I did a little research and didnt find them to be a match at all. But surprisingly I DID find a close ingredient list match to another high end brand. The Lancome Le Duo Sticks share 13+ of the same ingredients as the Maybelline contour duos! And the order is pretty close as well!

I put together the photo below to show the ingredient lists side by side. The bolded are same ingredient & same order and the bolded blue are same different but order. I know the photo is small, click on it to bring it to full size if you need. ♥ 

Anyways, I dont own the Lancome duo sticks, so I cannot say for sure if these are dupes - but judging by the ingredients, I bet they are pretty close!! And over all - I totally feel tha if I didnt know better, I would assume the Maybelline duos where a high end product. So I definitely recommend. ;)
Complete Makeup Details:

-LA Girl Pro Conceal Correctors in Yellow, Orange & Green
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-Beauty Junkees Sponge
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-Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Light Beige
-Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick
-Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour Palette

Eyes (get the tutorial here):
-It Cosmetics Build-a-Brow Gel in Dark Brown
-ABH Modern Renaissance palette shadows: Buon Fresco, Cyprus Umber, Love Letter, Tempura & Primavera
-MBA Cosmetics Pressed Glitter in Kaleidoscope (its also available in loose form)
-MBA Cosmetics Glitter, Foil & Line FX Serum (as adhesive)
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-Esqido Mink Lashes in the style Stephanie
-Esqido Lash Companion (latex free adhesive)

MUFE Artist Rouge Lipstick in C603

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If you would like to see my color correcting + highlight & contour routine in action be sure to push play on the video below! I hope you enjoy and find this helpful. And if you have any amazing drugstore recommendation, please do leave a comment and let me know! 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Skincare Tips & Favorites From a Skincare Junkie!

Hey beauty babes loves! Thank you SO much for visiting with me here today. ♥ So as you can tell from the title and photo here - I am talking about SKINCARE today. This is a topic that was heavily suggested/requested when I asked on my snapchat as well as instagram stories!! SO I went with it and filmed this video all about my favorite skincare products (in the order that you would use them) as well as my tips and "tricks" for helping out with acne, dry skin, oily skin, aging skin and more!! 

Please realize, however, I am not a skincare expert - but am fully a skincare junkie! I have been pretty into skin care - and just generally taking care of my skin, even before learning about products to use - ever since I was a very young girl. ;) So these are just things I have learned through the years from doing reviews and research for my blog here. I do hope you find this video helpful and informative. And if you have any questions or would like to me to elaborate or explain anything in more detail - please dont hesitate to ask! ♥

With all that being said, I also wanted to note that this video is a long one! So grab a drink or a snack if you need... Or watch this while you are cooking, doing the dishes or folding laundry. I know I enjoy long videos while I am doing those mundane house chores. lol So you may too. ;) And for those of you who maybe dont have a lot of time to watch - no worries... I got you covered too!

I have listed below a list of the topics, products & links mentioned as well as the general time-stamp in which you can find them! ♥ This way you can skip around and watch what you want to watch.

Since filming this video, I actually tried/reviewed a skincare system that utilizes both topical and internal skincare treatments, which I think is brilliant! Learn more (here)! 

4:30 - CLEANSERS + Tips
products mentioned:
-Be Natural Organics Bio Active Cleansing Treatment

6:57 - EXFOLIATION (Chemical & Physical)
Products Mentioned:
-TreSkinRX Review (how I cleared up my acne)

14:10 - MOISTURIZER  (Dry Skin + Oily Skin Tips)
Products Mentioned:
-Previse HydroMilk
-Hyaluronic Acid
-Pura'dor Argan Oil
Review/links on each of these products listed above can be found (here)
-Be natural Organics Sea Kelp Moisturizer

20:50 - EYE CARE
-Product used from my before & after eye photo (here)

24:44 - ACNE CARE (extracting white/black heads, medication)
Products mentioned:


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