Category Archives: Makeup

10 Favorite Beauty Hacks

Hello beautiful people!

I thought I would bring you a list of my favorite beauty hacks! These are tricks that I use when I am pressed for time, or I forget certain products at home. I made this visual list of tips to help illustrate my points! Make sure to read below the infographic for further explanation of the tips!

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Ok let’s break this down.

1) Scotch tape for creating a clean makeup look. I use this method to get that nice and crisp line for my eyeliner and eye shadow. Follow the shape of your lower lids to create the perfect dramatic line. This is my go-to trick for a night out with my friends.

2) Eyelid primer under concealer helps eliminate creasing under the eyes. Also, make sure that area is fully moisturized, this will also prevent creasing.

3) Use mascara as eyeliner when you have misplaced your regular gel liner. Simply dip an angled liner brush into your mascara tube and apply like you normally would with gel liner.

4) Use concealer as eyelid primer when you run out of your favorite pricey eyelid primer (mine is Primer Potion!) or you feel to lazy to pull your primer out of the drawer.

5) Use anti-chafe gel as face primer in the event that you do not pack your beloved Porefessional primer in your suitcase, but have somehow remembered anti-chafe gel haha. Priorities people, priorities.

6) Use a clean toothbrush to exfoliate lips when you feel your lips resemble the Mohjave desert. I am an exfoliating junkie. I use a nice clean toothbrush (not the one I use on my teeth, you weirdos) and scrub off the dead skin with vaseline.

7) Set lipstick with translucent powder to give your lipstick extra staying powder. Tap it on top of your lipstick and blot blot blot! This step can also be used to transform any lipstick to a matte formula.

8) Use lipstick as a cream blush when you leave the house looking like Casper’s long lost cousin. Give cheeks a little pop by dotting them with your favorite coral or pink lippy.

9) Grab a toilet seat cover and blot your face to avoid looking like an oil slick. I have especially oily skin, so I try to keep oil blotters on me at all times. In the times that I forget my trusty little blotters, I utilize the crap out of those toilet seat covers. Did you see what I just did there? Haha, pun intended.

10) Use a white pencil or base to make eyeshadows really pop out. This especially important if you have a deeper skin tone. It makes a world of a difference to apply a white base before you apply that hot pink shadow. Just do it, trust me.

 

I hope these helped you all out. Let me know about your favorite beauty hack! I’d love to learn some new ones!

xoxo

Simone

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Wet N Wild Swatches

Wet N’ Wild Spring Lippies

Hey divas!

I hope that all of you are having a lovely spring.

Spring is arguably my favorite season for new makeup trends. I cannot get enough of the airy pastels and vivid brights! While I love all of the new M.A.C. and Too Faced spring collections, my wallet hates them. My budget is tight, so I have to be very mindful of all of my cosmetic purchases. With that being said, I have been on the hunt for more budget-friendly options. I scoured the internet for HG’s (holy grails) of the drugstore variety. I found that many gurus were raving about a brand that I had worshipped as a mini-makeup maven: Wet N’ Wild! I had sworn off the brand for years, due to my bad experiences in my youth. Apparently the brand has been revamped and the formulas have been changed. I have to say, they did a good job. They got a girl feelin’ some type a way!

Here are the shades that I bought:

 

Wet N Wild Swatches

Left to Right: Purty Persimmon, Don’t Blink Pink, Dollhouse Pink, Cherry Bomb

 

My favorites are Purty Persimmon and Cherry Bomb. I have had Cherry Bomb since December, but I wear her frequently, and I love dark colors for Spring. The other two make my teeth look a tad yellow, so I think it may be time to hit that whitening lightening pen, ya feel me? Beyond that, these lip colors are a great value, only $1.99!

 

PROS

-VERY pigmented

-Inexpensive

-Easy to find in stores (I did not have to special order them, just found them at ye olde Walgreens)

-Fun colors

 

CONS:

-Can be drying (it is a MUST to condition and exfoliate lips prior to application)

-Messy (I usually apply them with a lip brush, to keep the color clean and even)

-Ugly.Ass.Packaging #nuffsaid

 

Wet N Wild Lipsticks

In their natural habitat

 

Overall, these lipsticks are like Pokemon: you gotta catch em’ all! Haha, yes I just went there. Step outside of your comfort zone, and try a fun new bright color!

 

TGIF!

Thanks for reading,

xoxo

Simone