FYI: Makeup Charts To Help You Get By

Happy Hump Day, errybody!

I spotted this article on Buzzfeed about beauty. Of course my ears perked up. The article is titled, “27 Charts That Will Help You Make Sense Of Makeup“. It has charts on everything from mascara wands to what type of foundation to use. I’m including my favorite chart from this series called, “Eye Makeup Brush Cheat Sheet” originally created by Makeup.com. (Because, to be honest, I always confuse my foundation brush with my eye shading brush.) The link to the Buzzfeed article is here: http://bzfd.it/18lyUMw

Makeup Brush Cheat Sheat

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What’s In My Makeup Bag?

Makeup bag

1) Up & Up (Target Brand) Oil-Absorbing Sheets

2) Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Guava – I don’t wear this very often because I wasn’t too pleased with the color, which is like pink icing.

3) Dr. Jart+’s Ceramidin Cream – This is the BEST thing to use on chapped lips. I got it in my November Birchbox. Golden. Seriously.

4) NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair – I’m not really a lip gloss person, but my friend Nicole got me this for my birthday last year and it rocks! Love the color.

5) LAQA & CO. Lip Lube

6) Vegan Cuts Nail File – This came with the December box. A-1 nail file.

7) Acure Shmexy Lip Lush – Again, not a big lip gloss person, but this is very moisturizing and I dig it.

8) LUSH’s Honey Trap Lip Balm

9) NYX Lip Liner in Hot Red – I got this to match my MAC lipstick that my friend Nikki bought me for my birthday.

10) MAC Prolong Lipcreme – This is a bright, hot rod, badass red. And I love it.

Ulta Beauty Haul

ULTA Haul February 22Good afternoon, everybody!

Except for the SAV makeup pencil sharpener I got at Walgreens, this is what I picked up at Ulta today.

1) Bliss Foaming Facewash – I ran out of facewash and have been using Burt’s Bees sensitive skin facewash but I can’t use it with my konjac sponge, so…I had to get this.

2) Zoya Matte Velvet in Dovima – This was on sale for $4.99! So duh, had to get it.

3) NYX Lip Liner in Pinky – Had to get something to go with my new Revlon lipstick, which brings me to…

4) Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Wardrobe – This is a bright pink color, and I picked this up after my friend Cathy recommended it via Snapchat.

5)NYX Lip Liner in Natural – Same as #3, I needed a lip liner to match with my new NYX lipstick…

6) NYC Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daquiri – This matches a color I saw in Lime Crime’s Velvetine line.

I know I haven’t been blogging in awhile, and it’s because I’ve been super focused on looking for a better job. Also, and it may be a Gemini thing, but it’s taking forever to get over this broken heart. But, I believe with positive thinking and hard work, I will get to where I want to be in life.

XoXo – Steph

Valentine’s Day Nails!

Ombré red nails in honor of February and Valentine’s Day! I got the idea from a Buzzfeed post, I think, and since I have six different red nail lacquers, I thought I’d run with it. Now, from pinky to thumb: Square Hue’s Via Della Spiga from their October 2014 box, Zoya’s Elisa, Square Hue’s Joulupukin Pajakyla from their December 2014 box, Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies, and OPI’s Got The Blues For Red. Base coat: Essie’s Protein Base. Top Coat: Sally Hansen’s Strengthening Top Coat. (P.S. Excuse the mess around the nail bed!)

Ombre red nails curved against brown door Ombre red nails against brown door