Pride Makeup Look 2018/// Cruelty-free

Hello everyone, I know it’s been awhile since my last post, and I apologize for being so inactive. Last week I started work again (I work as a swim instructor at a local pool), and then some other things came up and because everything was so new again, I did not know how to balance my week out, anyways I hope to get back into my routine of posting at least twice a week.

I hope you all are doing well, and since I have hardly posted this month, I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Pride Month! For those of you who do not know, June is known as Pride month for all those who identify as LGBTQ+, and today I am showing my support for the community and well of course celebrating Pride! I’ve been wanting to do a Pride rainbow makeup look for quite awhile and since throughout the month of June, Pride fests and parades are happening all over the world, I thought I’d show you one makeup look to try out. I will be attending Chicago’s Pride Parade this upcoming weekend, and I’m planning to complete this same makeup the day of. Anyways I hope you all enjoy this look and maybe even try it out for yourself.

Starting off with the eyes of course, since it happens to be the main action of our look. I decided to mimic the Pride flag on my eyes, a rainbow transition from red, orange, and yellow on one eye and on the other, green, blue, and purple. For today’s look, I used the BH Cosmetics “Take me to Brazil” Palette and the Nyx Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in “Brights”. I used a few different brushes, that I will mention in the process of this look.

Before starting this eye look, I did apply the Urban Decay Skin Concealer onto my eyelids using my Beauty Blender, and then setting my eyes with the shade “Peach Butter” from the Too Faced Peachy Mattes Palette, (You can use any light neutral shade).

The first color I begun with was the yellow color, I started off towards the inner corner of my eyes, building it into my crease. I used a mix of the two yellow shades in the TMTB palette, using a “Beau Gachis Tapered Blending Brush” that I received in my Ipsy bag a few months ago. (I probably had the most trouble with the yellow, the pigment really was not showing up for some reason, which why it took me a little longer).

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The following color was the Orange that I used on the center of my lid, I used a blend of the orange from the TMTB palette and then the tangerine shade in the Nyx palette. To apply the orange, I used an It Cosmetics shadow brush, this is really good for picking up color. (Orange was the other color I struggled with for some reason, hopefully when I do this makeup look again, the color is more pigmented).

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The last color used on this eye, was the Bright Red. This is where the pigmented really started to show up. There is only one matte Red shade in the TMTB palette, and to apply the color onto the outer corner of my eyes/crease, I happened to use the “It Cosmetics Precision Shadow Brush”, another brush I adore.

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Once I had gotten all three colors onto my eye, I then blended them with the “BH Cosmetics V5 blending brush” to make sure that there was not any harsh lines and to give it an ombre effect. I also wanted to mention that if I use a repeated brush, I do clean it with the Vera Merona Mini Color Switch, to remove any of the previous colors.

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Next up is my other eye, which holds the other three colors of the Pride flag. I went ahead with the Green first, starting in the inner corner of my left eye working it into the crease. The first green was from the TMTB palette and then the darker green was from the Nyx palette to begin the transition for the blue. To apply the green colors, I used this thin brush that I also received in my Ipsy bag a few months back, by SL Miss Glam.

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With my blue shades, I used the same brush when I did the Orange. I decided to start off with a turquoise like blue and then darken it up with a midnight blue color, as it would be transitioning to the purple.

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Lastly, for my purple color, I kept it pretty simple and only used one color. Using my Wet n’ Wild Large Eyeshadow Brush. To compact and slightly smoke out the color.

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That completes my eyeshadow look, and now onto the glitter magic. (I finished the rest of my face makeup before starting on the glitter). For highlight, I used the cream highlight stick by Milk Makeup in Techno, I know they were promoting this for Pride Month, so I am unsure if this is sold only for a limited time. Next, I applied the Nyx Glitter Primer with a little precise brush by Real Techniques, where I decided to primarily focus on the highs of my cheekbones. I applied the Nyx Crystal Glitter with the same brush and just compacted a bit onto the primer. I decided to keep it to a crescent shape.

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Once I was done applying the glitter to both sides of my cheekbones, I finished off by highlighting areas of my face with the shadeChehoo” from the Babe in Paradise Palette.

 

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That completes the final Pride Makeup look. I am no MUA, but I was happy with the way everything turned out. I do hope that the colors come out more pigmented on the day of the Pride Parade and I will also be applying more Glitter than I did here. Hopefully you all enjoyed, and happy Pride! 🌈 I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who follows my blog, I hit 200+ followers!

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What I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag/// May 2018

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. It’s been nearly a week since my last post, which was more of a serious/personal post (thank you to everyone who read my posts and comments positivity to me, it meant a lot). Today’s post will be my awaited post on unboxing my May Ipsy Glam Bag.

This month’s Glam bag theme is “Go There”, it’s all about finding yourself in the midst of traveling. This month’s bag is adorable, the bag itself has vintage international traveling stamps, and not to mention that it’s great quality. I’m looking forward to trying these products out, so let’s get into the unboxing portion.

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SL Miss Glam Pink Beauty Sponge 

This product is probably what I’m most excited for, it’s so cute and tiny. So far I have had nothing but good experiences with Slmissglam. As many of you know, the Original beauty Blender is my holy-grail, but I’ve also been loving the Real Techniques Sponge for quite some time now, and hopefully this could be a new contender!

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Aphrodite Skincare Olive Oil Face Scrub 

This is a new brand to me, however I did do some research about their company and I’m very intrigued by their products. Aphrodite Skincare are products that are handcrafted in Greece, a staple of most of their products is olive oil. The face scrub claims to be gently exfoliating and cruelty-free.

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TonyMoly Painting Therapy Pack: Sebum Control Black Color Clay

So unfortunately, Tonymoly is not cruelty-free which is very unfortunate because I really do like their products, however I do not believe I will be using this product, because they do test on animals. I will probably end up giving this product to a relative of mine.

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TreStique Mini Matte Blur Stick 

I absolutely love the concept of this product, as an oily person, this would definitely come in handy. The product claims to be a blurring primer and shine eraser, I only tried this product in a small area of my hand so far, therefore I will need to use this one my face a few times in order to form an opinion. Their site claims that they do not test on animals, however I do not see a certification, so hopefully they are.

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Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Trophy Wife

I was very fortunate to get this in my Glam bag this month, I have never tried any of Huda’s products however they are all very beautiful and this is a gorgeous color. I do not wear lip products often, however I will definitely give this one a shot.

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Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish

This last product is a product that I got using my Ipsy points, and I am beyond excited to try this out. The product is certified cruelty-free, organic/natural, and fair-trade. This face polish exfoliates to give your skin a youthful radiant complexion, with the ingredient of Kenyan Coffee. IMG-5595

Hopefully you all enjoyed this post, I apologize for not blogging much, I am possibly going to take a week off from blogging until next week, just to clear my mind and focus on other things currently, I feel like the past few days I’ve been loosing motivation to write posts. Anyways I have started a Buy Me A Coffee page, this is to help support my blog, any donation is very appreciated, but do not feel pressured to donate. If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email). Also make sure to follow me on my social media pages down below, I will follow back all other fellow bloggers!

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March Empties/Favorites | 2018

Hey guys, today’s post will be my first ever Empties/Favorites, this will be for March! I will go through products that I happened to finish this past month or that I’m about to finish, and through the way I will state if I would repurchase.  Although I do not have many products that will be featured on today’s post, I am hoping that this gives you insight on products I recommend worth a try.

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two-Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub

Description of the Product – I cannot express how much I love this face scrub, this is literal magic in a tube. This was honestly the most used face wash/scrub I have ever gotten, because I love it that much! This detox face scrub removes dirt and all impurities from the face, while exfoliating and removing all the dead skin from the surface of the face. This blue exfoliant delivers a fresh clean feeling to the skin with the help of the natural superfruit Yuzu and D-Clog Microderm-Mud. The exfoliation is not rough whatsoever, it’s mild, and I highly recommend for my oily-combination peeps. I seriously notice a difference in my face after I use this, specifically my pores appearance on my nose, they are literally visibly gone and that’s the absolute best part of this face scrub. I only use it once a day (usually when I shower), if you use it more than once than it may dry out the skin.

March Favorite? – Definitely!

Would I Repurchase? – Yes, of course! I just bought my 2nd one a few days ago! Get it from Target, it’s well worth your money ($10.99).

Yes to Naturals Ultra Moisture Conditioner: Coconuts

Description of the Product – Okay so I am nearly done with this product after months of having it. I did enjoy this silky conditioner, infused with virgin coconut oil and argan oil. It’s very moisturizing and in my opinion a little goes a long way. The conditioner is about 97% natural and helps strengthens hair. Lately I have been having the worst knots in my hair, so bad that one knot will not go away (if you know something to get rid of knots that also happens to be cruelty free then please help a sista out). Anyways this conditioner gets the job down, however it has not gotten through the stubborn knots.

March Favorite? – Yes.

Would I Repurchase? –  I’m not sure if I would purchase this one, but I just bought the Yes to Calming Scalp Relief Shampoo with Tea Tree & Sage Oil, so I’d like to try out the conditioner as well!

Yes to Cucumber Micellar Water

Description of the Product – Another Yes to product happens to be, this soothing cucumber micellar water that I have been using for quite some time. I am not completely done with this, however I am near the end. The calming water is great to use when removing makeup or cleansing any dirt off your face, that requires no rinsing. This was a life changer on some of my lazy days of removing makeup. I would typically pump some onto a cotton pad and then with a few swipes, your face becomes instantly fresh and clean. The bottle is very convenient, the pump is easy to use, you open the lid and push down a few times to pump out the micellar water on the cotton pad. Another benefit about this micellar water compared to others is that it happens to be 95% natural!

March Favorite? – Yes, I also started using the Yes to Charcoal Micellar Water, and I have been loving it!

Would I Repurchase? – Maybe, I do really like this micellar water, however I might have a new favorite like the one I mentioned up ahead! (Stay tuned for a possible review or another favorite later on). 😉

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara: Mini Sized

Description of the Product – This is a such an amazing mascara and usually high end mascaras never exceed my expectations, but this one sure does! A few months back, I had received this in my Ipsy Glam Bag, and boy I’m glad I did. Not only is this mascara cruelty-free, it also happens to be vegan! The 4-in-1 Mascara claims to “curl, volumize, and condition your lashes” and I really think it does all of the above. The intense black color hyphens the lashes making them appear voluminous while protecting them as well.

March Favorite? – Yes for sure!

Would I Repurchase? – Yes! I am nearly done with my mini size and I just purchased the full size of mascara, in the beginning of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale.

Okay all thank you for reading, hopefully you enjoyed this post and it was beneficial to you! I will probably do a monthly favorites/empties post every other month, and maybe also incorporate lifestyle favorites as well!

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