Hidden gem

Hidden gem

During one of last year’s CVS beauty clearance, I snatched up a bunch of discontinued colors of Revlon lip butters. One of the colors that I bought was Creamsicle. When I put this on, I immediately thought “Oh my, what the heck is this?” On my lips, it does not look at all the way it is inside the packaging. It actually was almost like a metallic-y lip gloss which didn’t suit my skin tone at all. However, this is not a bad review of this product because it turns out that is is one of my favorites to use to create an ombre lip. I decided to play around with this shade by adding a lip liner and blending out the edge. It is BEAUTIFUL. It’s actually one of my favorite shades to wear and I just change up the lip liner color to change it up a bit.




The other week, I went into Ulta and saw that they had a new brand called Mally. Now, I had heard one of my favorite beauty vloggers, Crystalis007, talk about this brand and she loves it. She is always talking about the Poreless Face Defender because it helps to keep her from shining throughout the day, so I decided to try it.

Of course, being the instant gratification type person that I am, I took it out of the box as I was leaving the store so that I can put it on my face! I know, I’m a little ridiculous but I just couldn’t help myself. Now, I mentioned before that I like wearing the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer on it’s own because it keeps my shine away so I was wondering if this would be similar only in a compact with a sponge. So, I open the box and remove all of the contents which were the compact and the sponge. My first thought was how gigantic the sponge is. Personally, I think it’s to big, It’s not so easy to get the product on it because it’s so bulky but never the less, I dipped it in and got some on and immediately placed a little on my shiny nose. Well, it was o.k. but it seems like it made me look super dry. My nose was a little oily before I put it on, but when I put it on it seems like I had dry patches. I don’t know. It was just odd. Now this is just my initial reaction to the product and I have not tried it since so I will use it again over my foundation and see how I do with that. It sounds like an interesting product.

On a brighter note though, I got a free gift with my purchase. It is the Mally volumizing mascara. Now, this I instantly loved. Sometimes mascara can irritate my eyes, so a lot of it ends up sitting in a drawer. I have been wearing this one almost every day since I got it and it has been great. There was no irritation and it makes my lashes look great. Should have taken a picture of it. Maybe I will include it on the next photo of my new buys.

Talk to you all soon.



Didn’t wear to much today. I never really do, but just moisturizer and these. I love them all, but that Hourglass blush looks amazing. 🙂  It has a little glitter, but not overwhelming.  This is the first Buxom lip gloss that I have ever had.  The color is called Leslie.  I was a little worried that they are lip plumpers, because my lips are pretty plump already but I really like the cooling, tingly feeling.

Makeup I am wearing

Makeup I am wearing

This morning, this is the makeup that I am using. I am trying to make more of an effort to use all of the makeup that I have, so I am finding that blogging about it is helping with that endeavor.

Marc Jacobs Starlet eyeshadow pallet (I used the darkest color this morning)
Mac’s Raizin blush
Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer (sometimes I prefer to just use this instead of foundation.)
Cargo lip gloss (Sorry, I don’t remember the color)
Bath and Body works Paris In Bloom body spray

Felt like beautifying myself

Felt like beautifying myself

I must have been feeling wonderful this morning because I felt like wearing make up. Not typical on the weekends for me, but anyway…this is what I wore.
Foundation – Tarte amazionian clay full coverage airbrush foundation in rich sand
Blush – Tarte amazonian clay 12 hour blush in blushing bride
Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Asphyxia (New buy! It’s beautiful)
Lips – Maybelline colorsensational elixir in amethyst potion
Scent – Victoria Secret’s Pink Spring Break (bought this last year during the semi-annual sale and wish I could find a bigger bottle. I love it.)