How I did my makeup yesterday

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One of my readers told me that she wanted to see my face more on my blog… And she’s right! I haven’t really been posting many pictures of my makeup look. I always forget… So today I decided to show you how I did my makeup yesterday. I took these pics on the balcony in full sunlight. Are you ready for a lot of super over-exposed pictures? :-D

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Face
-Essence All About Matt Oil Control Make-Up Base
-black|Up Matifying Fluid Foundation in ‘NFL04′
-Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder
-it Cosmetics IT’s Your Color-Correcting Brightener (from the CC+ Radiance Palette)
-MAC Fix+

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Cheeks
-it cosmetics IT’s Your Naturally Pretty Blush (from the CC+ Radiance Palette)
-it Cosmetics IT’s Your Perfect Warmth Bronzer (same palette)

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Lips
it Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum in the shade ‘Love’

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Eyes
-Wet ‘n Wild Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer
-Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
-Teeez Spectrum Of Stars Eyshadow ‘blueberry dream’
-L’Oreal Lineur Intense Eyeliner in ‘carbon black’
-Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in ‘black’
-it Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Line Black Mascara
-Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Volume Mascara in ‘blackest black’

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I’ll try to find a better way to take full face pictures, cause these pics are just way too bright…lol!
Have a great weekend, everyone! :-)



Haul time! What I got from Sephora with 20% off

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Sephora is currently having their 20% Off Sephora employee discount sale. This is a sale that is meant for employees of Sephora and their friends/family. Previously it was known as the Friends & Family sale, but it can’t be called that way anymore.
Now (like last year) you need a unique code provided by someone who works at Sephora. This code can only be used once. Luckily, I know someone who is a manager there and she was sweet enough to share a code with me. Thanks again, Nikki! :-)

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500

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Here’s what I ordered:

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500 ​ ​

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500

I didn’t go crazy, because I have tons of products that use (up) at home, which I’m definitely planning on doing. But these two NARS products were definitely high on my wish list, so I couldn’t pass them up.

The Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is said to be perfect for people with oily lids (me!) and the Radiant creamy Concealer is supposed to cover under eye darkness, but not crease. Can’t wait to see if they actually work me!

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500 ​ ​

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500

I also cashed in 500 of my points for the current Beauty Insiders perk: a set by Buxom called: Too Hot to Handle. The set contains a mini Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in ‘Pucker Up’ (LE), a Full-Bodied Lipstick in ‘Swinger’, a mini Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in ‘Call Me’, a mini Lash Mascara and a mini Hot Escapes Bronzer in ‘Tahiti’. So excited to try these!

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Haul Nars Creamy Concealer Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base Buxom Sephora Perk Points 500

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Were you able to take advantage of the 20% Off Sephora employee discount? The sale ends on October 29, if you were wondering.



Products by it Cosmetics that every makeup lover should try!

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Hi everyone! It’s been a few days, huh? The weekend flew by and when I finally sat down at my computer yesterday to write this post, I just didn’t have the energy for it. I’ve recently started going to the gym (insert shock face) and it’s been kicking my butt! I literally hadn’t been to the gym for years. So last night when I got home, all I could think about was me taking a shower and going to bed. And that’s exactly what I did…

Anyway, enough rambling about how tired I’ve been. Today I wanted to show you guys some must-tries from the brand it Cosmetics! Unless you’re a frequent QVC shopper, I don’t think many of you have tried products from this brand. This is a shame, because they have some really good products! And now that it’s also sold at Ulta, I think it’s my duty to show you some of their must-haves. :-)

Side note: have you noticed that my pictures have been ultra bright lately? I always take my product pics on my balcony and here in Vegas it’s just… bright. Something about the desert and the sun, not exactly sure. Hah! On to the products:

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First, I NEED to mention their makeup brushes (see mine below). They are as soft as a baby’s bum and they give you a flawless finish! I’m not going into details when it comes to brushes I own, but you can see my most used brushes in this post. Again, they are amazing and definitely worth the splurge!
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Makeup face brushes by it Cosmetics QVC



Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is a CC cream that does everything it says it does, including cover your imperfections. One of my pet peeves with BB and CC creams is that most of them don’t offer any coverage, it’s like you’re not wearing anything… This CC cream makes your skin look flawless, glowy and has a lot of skin care properties as well. I love it! It retails for $38.
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Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+​ ​
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The Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer (the waterproof version!) is my holy grail concealer for under my eyes. It covers my under eye darkness and looks very natural. And when I say it ‘covers’, I mean it really COVERS! Great stuff. I have it in the shade ‘deep’, which is more like a medium shade. This concealer retails for $29 on QVC (including a brush).
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Ever seen a mascara brush this small? The Tightline Full Lash Line Black Mascara Primer is tiny, which makes it perfect to give your lashes that extra ‘oomph’ and it also acts as an eyeliner! It’s kinda difficult to explain. Check out this video tutorial by it Cosmetics’ owner Jamie Kern Lima and you’ll see exactly what I mean. :-) I use this mascara as a primer for another mascara, but some people just only this, it works just as great! This mascara retails for $24.
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​​​​Tightline Full Lash Line Black Mascara Primer
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Me and my lip products… it’s an addiction, I tell ya! This CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Gloss is amazeballs! It’s not sticky, extremely hydrating (it has 9 essential butters, so it works as a lip treatment) and it has anti-aging ingredients, such as collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid. I have it in the shade ‘Love’, a beautiful mauve color (‘my lips but better’, for me). This lip gloss/treatment retails for $24.
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​​​​CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Gloss
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it cosmetics ulta qvc CC+ Lip Serum in the shade ‘Love’ (the stain on my arm you see, is a long-lasting blush I swatched earlier)​​



The CC+ Radiance Palette has been in my collection for a couple of months now, but I haven’t used yet. It’s just so pretty, I don’t wanna touch it! Silly, right? I love the silver packaging (great for travel!) and the bronzer color looks like the perfect contour shade for my skintone. The blush looks like a very natural ‘flush’ and I can’t wait to try the Color-Correcting Brightener, it doesn’t seem to have any shimmer in it, which is great. So…I told myself to use it at least once this week, I’ll let you know how it works out! :-D This palette retails for $38.
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CC+ Radiance Palette
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An honorable mention is Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder ($24). This is a loose powder that makes your pores look less visible and your skin look ‘softer’ (if that makes sense!). I tried to look up my review to link here, but much to my surprise I found out that I’ve never written a review on it! So weird, because this powder was a long time favorite of mine. When I finished my jar (see pic below), I never repurchased it, don’t really know why. I’m adding it to my wish list NOW, because I want it back. Hihi!
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Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder

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There you go! My must-haves for it Cosmetics. it Cosmetics is sold on their website, on QVC and at Ulta.

I’d like to do this post again, but then for other brands. Which brand would you like to see next?