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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pumped Up! Colossal Volum'Express Mascara Review + Demo

Hey guys!! I am so loving my new mascara and wanted to share with you guys my first hand experience with you on camera. Today I will be showing you guys the new Pumped Up! Colossal Volum'Express Mascara from Maybelline. It claims to have 16X more volum and has a new innovative curved brush. 
Here are my thoughts. I wish I had found this in a waterproof version and at the moment I'm not even sure they make that kind. If they did it would work even better. I feel as if it does give me a lot of length and even volume, the two main qualities I look for in a mascara. If you'd ever tried Maybelline's One by One mascara it is sort of like that but with added volume. I love that it doesn't clump and it holds the curl pretty well, for a non-waterproof mascara. Over all I loved the mascara and I don't say that often! 

Do you have a product you'd like me to review? Please leave it in the comments below!

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: H&M and Forever 21
Lipstick: Elf - Tea Rose Lip Pencil

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine For Dry Skin

          Hello girls, so today I wanted to share with you guys my Everyday Makeup Routine for Dry Skin. I have been suffering with dry skin for the past few years and in particular with dry spots or patches. I have no idea why this is happening and neither does my dermatologist. But I have to deal with it anyway. To do that I have a routine I like to follow to give my face moisture. I also avoid using so much makeup because the more makeup there is on your face the more it can stick to your dry areas. 
           Though this is not a skincare routine, but if you'd like to see one please leave a comment down below and I will be more than happy to do one for you. 
Well, back to the video! I prepare my face by first putting on a moisturizer that has SPF. I've been using Cetaphil as well as Ponds Face Cream which are both good enough for now. Then, I am using a BB Cream because it is light and natural on my face while still giving me good coverage. My favorite is the L'Oreal BB Cream in the shade Light. After I still have to cover up my dark circles so I'm using the Maybelline Fit Me concealer with a beauty blender. Sponges are my best friend when it comes to putting on any sort of liquid makeup on my face. They smooth and buff all at the same time without rasing the dry flakes up. 
After I prime my eyes, to keep them from getting slick with oil throughout the day, with MAC's paint pot primer in the shade Painterly. Such a gorgeous neutral that works as an everyday base. After I curl my lashes and apply my mascara. This time I am using Maybelline's One By One mascara. 
After I do my brows, sometimes I fill them in and sometimes I don't so it really depends on you. 
The next step is setting my concealer with translucent powder from BareMinerals. This one also has SPF. I only set my concealer because my undereye creases alot. But the rest of my face is pretty matte/dry so there is no need. The last step is bronzing. I have been loving Casino by NARS sooo much! I know everyone has Laguna (I have never tried it to be honest) but my sister bought Casino and it was too light on her. I find that it is perfect for me and I just need to have a light hand when using it. 
This step is optional but to complete my look I decided to add one of my favorite everyday lipsticks. This one is a Limited Edition from the Playground collection by MAC it's called Red Ballon. It's such a gorgeous mix between pink and red that it suits daytime so wonderfully. 
It is up to you which color you'd like to wear or if you'd want to wear a neutral. 

This is the completed look and I hope you guys like it!
Let me know in the comments below if you'd like to see my Skincare Routine!

Products Used:

Cetaphil Moisturizer with SPF 15
L'Oreal BB Cream in Light
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Light 10
BareMinerals Translucent Powder with SPF 15
NARS Bronzer Casino

MAC Paint Pot Primer in Painterly
Maybelline One by One Mascara 

Red Ballon by MAC LE Playground Collection 

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Marshalls
Necklace: Macys
Nail Polish: Sittin' Pretty by Essie (Summer Neons '14)