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Trying out these two new primers from the drugstore! I have nothing to compare them to - these are the first primers I’ve ever had. My skin is oily, so we will see how these stand up.

I’ve only tried the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser twice. It’s a clear, gel-like consistency and delivers a slick, smooth feeling to your face upon application. I do like it as my foundation applies more evenly.

These two Revlon Lip Butters live in my purse. Creamy, sheer color, shiny impact! 

These two Revlon Lip Butters live in my purse. Creamy, sheer color, shiny impact! 

Girls, time to bring out the red lips! Happy Holidays!

Here I am wearing NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red.

Girls, time to bring out the red lips! Happy Holidays!

Here I am wearing NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red.

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For the past week I’ve been using the BH Cosmetics ItsJudyTime palette. Pardon the messy eyeshadow fallout on the palette - you can really see what colors I’ve gravitated to in the past couple of days. You can purchase this here for a limited time only. 

Here is a picture of the little booger I adopted!

Here is a picture of the little booger I adopted!

Hello all! I am back! I’m sorry for my lack of presence in this blog, but when life hits, you certainly need some type of break. 

I was in a makeup rut. I had no inspiration to continue to write about beauty products. I then moved, adopted my first puppy, started a new job, and then had my computer stolen… It was a stressful time to say the least. It’s taking a while for me to get back on my feet but I am here and ready!

So hello to you all! 

Favorites, August 2013

Yikes. I don’t have any favorites this month. I’ve been using the same items in my makeup collection that you’ve seen in the past and I really haven’t been excited about any of them! 

I clearly need to go shopping.

Swatch: NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red

Wet n Wild lipsticks are so cheap, it’s hard not to just buy the whole line. These are the two that I have: Sugar Plum Fairy (top) and Mauve Outta Here (bottom).

These are insanely pigmented and both are matte lipsticks. Because these are matte you definitely need to exfoliate your lips before applying these, and make sure that you have a lip balm handy!

Lip balm-aholic. That’s my second name.
You’ll never catch me without lip balm around. This is a basic necessity! Currently I’m switching these three around in rotation.
From left to right: Korres Mango Lip Butter, Vaseline Lip Therapy, Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

Lip balm-aholic. That’s my second name.

You’ll never catch me without lip balm around. This is a basic necessity! Currently I’m switching these three around in rotation.

From left to right: Korres Mango Lip Butter, Vaseline Lip Therapy, Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm