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What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag | Spring Break Edition

For my schools Spring Break my friends and I went to the beach, which didn’t require a majority of these items but you never know when you’ll need to pop out. For myself that didn’t happen until the night before our departure and I sure was glad I brought so many things.

What I brought :

Travel Makeup Bag

*some items weren’t on Polyvore so I couldn’t add them to my picture ūüė¶

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Retinol Makeup Cleansing Wipes

Charmin Freshmates to Go

Mario Badescu | OG Facial Spray

L’Oreal |¬†Silky Sheer Sunscreen Lotion 50+

Clinique | Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique | Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

Clinique | Clarifying Lotion

Clinqiue | Dramatically Different Mositurizing Gel

Avon Ideal Flawless Translucent Loose Powder

Wet n Wild | Photo Focus Face Powder

Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge

Wet n Wild | Highters | The Sweetest Bling & Lilac to Reality

ELF Brownie Points Eye Base

ELF Pout Perfector in Glow

Clinique Stay Matte foundation 25 Spice

LA Girl Pro Orange Corrector

Makeup Revolution|Baked Bronzer in Rock On World    smfld

YSL | Black Opium

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

MAC Cosmetics | Lipstick | Violetta

NYC Liquid Liner

La colors contour stick in bronzer

Black radiance True Complexion Primer

NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Pink

Black Radiance | Brilliant Effects Lipgloss |

NYX Cosmic Metals in Asteroid Aura

Wet n Wild Lipgloss in the Loco-Potion

Wet n Wild |Photo Focus Concealer

Ruby Kisses Pure Mineral Concealer in Golden Honey

Covergirl Lip Lava

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner Spray

Carmex Daily Care Lipbalm in Winter Mint

Wet n Wild Mink Eyebrow Pencil

Am I the only one who over packs no matter where I’m going or how long I’ll be there? Please say no LOL.

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My Favorite Lippies for Fall 2016

The time that we have all been waiting for is officially here. It’s time to drink our pumpkin spice flavored drinks (that we love to pretend are so cliche) which signifies the beginning of FALL! To get prepared for this season you need to break out your boots, booties, sweatshirts, hoodies and vampy lip colors.

And since I’m always ready for the fall season I thought that I would help with some of the preparation by posting my favorite lip colors for the 2016 fall season.

Nanacoco laugh out loud lipgloss in the shade BFF – $1

MAC Viva Glam IV // Discontinued but it can be found at the Cosmetic Company Outlet ūüôā

NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Dubai – $6

Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick in the shade Limbo –¬†$6

Nicka K true matte liquid lipstick in the shade Cocoa Bean – $2

Wet n Wild matte liquid lipstick in the shade Don’t Be A Plum Plum – $3

Wet n Wild matte liquid lipstick in the shade Take It Like A Vamp – $3

Nicka K true matte liquid lipstick in the shade Aubergine – $2

Kleancolor madly matte lipgloss in the shade Royal (1622) – $1

Nicka K lipshine in the shade Woody Brown Р$1 // Check your local beauty supply store first to see if they have it for the low low LOL

NYX cosmic metals lip cream in the shade Asteroid Aura – almost $8

Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in the shade Purple Affair – $3

Absolute NY intense lip polish in the shade Royal Purple – $3

MAC matte lipstick in the shade Matte Royal – $17

Nicka K True Matte liquid lipstick in the shade Outer Space – $4

Oops, I think I forgot to mention that the most expensive item on this list costs $17 so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank this fall.

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The Best Makeup for Back to School | Under $20

Getting up and going to class can seem like such a tedious task especially if it’s super early in the morning. From experience I can tell you a few things that will make it better; having a easy morning routine and a cute outfit waiting to get worn. To help with your makeup routine I decided to put together a list of my go-to drugstore items that can create a beautiful full face of makeup. And no you don’t have to wear a full face of makeup everyday, I surely don’t have the time for that LOL.

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Keys to a easy beat:

Primer | Baby Skin by Maybelline $6

Foundation | Maybelline Matte + Poreless or Dewy + Smooth Foundation $6

Concealer | Ruby Kisses Pure Mineral Concealer $4

Contour & Setting Powder | L.A. Colors Contour Palette $7

Highlighter | Wet’n’Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder $4

Eyeshadow Base | NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk $4.50

Eyeshadow Palette | NYX Avant Pop Palette in Nouveau Chic $17

Eyeliner | NYC Liquid Eyeliner $3

Eyebrows | Wet’n’Wild Kohl Liner $1

Lipstick | Milani Matte Lipstick $6

Lipgloss | Black Radiance Brilliant Effects Lipgloss $4

Setting Spray | Wet’n’Wild Setting Spray $5

If you’re looking for good makeup brushes then look here¬†for my favorite ELF brushes and here¬†for Wet’n’Wild’s pretty makeup brushes. Hopefully this list is helpful so we can find a few gems and slay this semester. Enjoy!

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Glow girl, glow!

There’s something about bronzers and highlighters that will have you hooked after the first use. Maybe it’s the smile on your face when you see that highlight for the first time or because of the many compliments you’ll receive while out and about.

So I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorites so we can all “glo up” this summer!

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in the shade Crown of My Canopy – $3.99

Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmering Palette in Rose Champagne Glow – $5.99

Even though WNW no longer sells the Fergie collection they do sell this highlighter under another name. The new name for this highlighter is I’ll Have A Cosmo and it can be found in stores and online. Check it out and get your life!

Wet ‘n’ Wild Coloricon Blush in Apri-Cot in the Middle – $2.99

This blush looks so gorgeous in the packaging but comes out differently on the skin which isn’t exactly a bad thing.¬†Instead of a peachy blush it looks more like a shimmery highlighter¬†that you can wear alone or on top of a more pigmented blush.

ELF Illuminating Palette – $6

You can see swatches and read a review here

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in the shade Rock On World – $6

Can your skin ever look too bronzed? Maybe, sometimes, but this is not one of those times. I’m pretty sure I’ve used this every time I’ve done my makeup since I purchased it. Just add a little all over the face then set with your finishing spray and you’ll be on your way out the door.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in the shade Golden Lights – $6

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold – $7.49

My favorite use for this this illuminator is to mix it with my moisturizer or foundation to add¬†a little extra glow. It’s perfect for those lazy days when you aren’t feeling a full face but still want to look good. Just add a few drops, mix, and Voila!

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The Best Brown Lippies for WOC Under $10!

 

I love purple lippies, I swear I do, but brown lippies have slowly taken over my makeup collection. It started off gradually Рone trip to Ulta here, one trip to CVS there Рand now I think I have a problem. Since I have all of these brown lippies I thought I would share my favorites.  The shades vary from cool toned to warm toned and will look absolutely amazing on women of color!

Lipsticks: (Right-Left)

Nightcap by Wet’n’Wild Cosmetics – limited edition ūüė¶

Maison Matte Lipstick by NYX Р$6.00

Dark Plum Scene by Rub Kisses Р$2.99

Copper Glow (5023B) by Black Radiance – $1.99

 

Liquid Lipsticks:

Dubai Soft Matte Lipcream by NYX Р$6.00

Beauty Mark Lingerie Liquid Lipstick by NYX – $7.00

Limbo by Colourpop– $6.00

 

Liners:

These liners can be worn alone, with some of the colors mentioned above or with several other lip combinations.

Brown by NYX Р$3.5o

I love to wear Brown by NYX with Rihanna Viva Glam 2 and with Bedtime Flirt Lingere Liquid Lipstick by NYX

Coffee by Nicka K Р$1.49

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14 Lippies We’re Loving for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re planning on celebrating by yourself, with your girlfriends or a significant other you might want to see this! A major key to a great day is a bomb lippie and I’m here to share 14 that you cannot help but want to wear for the Valentines holiday. These lippies range from drugstore to high end and are well worth the money!

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For my nude gals:

Bare Secret Brilliant Shine Lipgloss by Milani

Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick by Colourpop Cosmetics

Viva Glam III(3) Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Angel Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

For my pink gals:

Prague Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX

After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick by Urban Decay

Matte Orchid lipstick by Milani

Flat Out Fabulous lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Fearless Fuchsia Ultra Color lipstick by AVON

Viva Glam Miley Lipglass by MAC Cosmetics

Meteoric Matte Showoff Lip Velvet by Rimmel London

For my red gals:

D for Danger by MAC Cosmetics

Always Red (01) Cream Lipstain by Sephora

Cruella Velvet Matte Lipstick by NARS

I hope you have an amazing Valentines day weekend and remember to stay fabulous!

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