Makeup of the Day | Lime Crime + Urban Decay Vice 2 + the Fun Palette

Lime Crime how I love thee.

Lime Crime does funky, opaque lip colors like no other. Their scent is amazing, they go on smooth and they stay in place, eliminating the need for lip liner. I have eight shades (so far!) but my latest favorite is Chinchilla, a grey with purple undertones.

Here’s how I wore it for the first time:

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I chose to focus the attention on the lip color by keeping the eye makeup pretty simple.

While there were a couple of people at work that asked if I was okay or told me I looked “gothic” but the majority of the responses were positive. My peers seemed to dig the funky, edgier look as much as I did.

Why I love this color? Well, obviously because it’s purplish (sort of), but also because it’s a way of embracing the edgy black lipstick trend in a more wearable tone.

Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:IMG_9689

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Urban Decay the Fun Palette | Uzi
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Coax and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Million Lash Excess mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime lipstick | Chinchilla

What do you think of this look? Would you rock this lip shade? Comment below.

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MAKEUP SALE! Get it Before it’s Gone!

I’ve cleared out my makeup collection and you can reap the benefits!

I wanted to “lighten the load” of my makeup collection so I’ve compiled all the items I haven’t used (so BRAND NEW still in packaging) and listed them on my eBay store. I have more items listed than in the photo below so check it out! I also offer combined shipping discounts so you can really save.

Items are brand new and listed for less than retail so definitely check it out before it’s all gone!

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Thanks everyone!

Makeup of the Day | Bold Blues with Maybelline Color Tattoo and Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots

Got the blues? I do.

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Normally I avoid blue eyeshadow for fear of looking like a grandma stuck in the 80s. I recently have committed to finding ways to incorporate blues into my makeup routine because I believe all colors are wearable, if used correctly.

The biggest advice I have when wearing blue eyeshadow is to match it with a very neutral lip. Here I chose a nude/mauve color:

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Want this look? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Covergirl eyeshadow quad | Urban Basics
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Tenacious Teal
  • Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots | royal blue
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Prank
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX Gel liner | jet black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe
  • NYX AUTO eyebrow pencil | dark brown

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Sassy Mauve

How do you do the blues? Comment below.

CVS Pharmacy Makes Room for NYX Cosmetics

CVS is now carrying NYX cosmetics!

I recently went to CVS to use up some cosmetic coupons as well as my extrabucks. I had a basket full and was headed for checkout when I bumped into this beauty: IMG_7125

Needless to say, I went a little crazy (I had a 25% off entire purchase CVS coupon so I felt it only made sense LOL).

Check out all the items I bought during my most recent CVS haul:

Have you found NYX at your local CVS yet?

Huge Savings on Makeup at Your Local CVS Pharmacy!!

You read correctly! Your local CVS Pharmacy is “cleaning house” by putting 100s of beauty and cosmetic items on clearance (50 – 75% off)! I spoke to an employee who said this is something that they do twice a year to make room for new product/resetting the department. According to her this should be going on in every store!

I decided to do further research and visited five CVS pharmacies in South Florida. Four out of the five had the clearance going on. It’s definitely worth checking out. Here’s the sign they place throughout the department:

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Additionally, all eligible items will have a circular sticker with either 50% or 75% on it indicating the discount you can expect.

Here’s what I’ve picked up (so far!):

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Happy shopping! 🙂

How to Get Long, Thick, Natural Lashes

Everyone wants long, thick lashes. The easiest way to achieve this is to go the false lashes route, but I think false lashes should be reserved for special occasions… Like beauty pageants.

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To achieve natural, thick lashes like the ones in the picture, you need the right products and you need to know the right application.

What I use:
1. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
2. Maybelline Falsies
3. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off

…in that order.

I use L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara on my bottom lashes and on the tips of my top lashes. Maybelline’s Falsies and Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Show Off are only for the top lashes.

The key to avoiding flat, clumpy lashes is in the application:

How do you get full lashes? Comment below!