What’s in my Makeup Bag? + Everyday Makeup

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Happy Tuesday Babes :-),
Is it just me, or is this week already dragging on? I think I need to win the lotto and be on permanent luxurious vacation accompanied by my bff…cute cabana boys included somewhere in there.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I love smokey eyes with dramatic liner and lots of mascara. Although I love dramatic makeup, I don’t quite have it in me to get up extra early and put all that effort in Monday-Friday. I have to be up at 6 am to get ready for work and would rather sleep in an extra 20 minutes (or sneak a Starbucks run) than figure out an eyeshadow color combo for the day.

Over the years, I’ve mastered a simple makeup look that I can do in ten minutes flat with only the products in the makeup bag I carry in my purse. I thought I’d share what I carry with me and what my makeup looks like normally. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Photobucket This is a makeup bag that one of my aunts gave me. I remember the day she got the bag because we got to the Chanel counter and she told the sales woman, “Stop me when I get to $500.” I just about died of jealousy. Someday…someday I will do that too lol.

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  1. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium. Best powder I’ve ever used and has never broken me out.
  2. MAC Well Dressed blush. My favorite blush ever, it gives a pretty pink glow.
  3. MAC eyeshadow in Espresso to fill in my brows (I forgot to take a picture of the Urban Decay angled brush I use with it, sorry!).
  4. Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. A perfect balm that tastes like marshmallow-y chocolate and heals chapped lips in no time.
  5. A Fluff compact mirror, my bff has the mermaid one :-).
  6. Clean&Clear oil absorbing sheets. Save me from people being able to look at their reflection on my face lol.
  7. Revlon tweezers. You know, for those times that you get in the car and realize that your eyebrows look like Bert’s from Sesame Street. Don’t act like it’s never happened to you.
  8. Small scissors. You never know when they’re going to come in handy.
  9. Time Balm concealer. AMAZING product, never breaks me out, and covers everything.
  10. A clean Q-tip for cleaning up any makeup booboos.
  11. MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink. It goes with everything.
  12. MAC lipstick in Equality; it’s a perfect nude that never washes me out.
  13. Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Blackest Black. I haven’t been without it in 6 years.
  14. Covergirl Lashblast in Blackest Black.
  15. E.l.f. powder brush for applying the MSFN and blush.
  16. Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Yeyo. This is an awesome way to brighten up your eyes when you’re looking tired.
  17. Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx.
  18. Bobby pins. You always need them :-).

Here’s how my makeup looks every day:

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Products Used:

-Timebalm concealer, MSFN, Well Dressed, Espresso, Revlon liner, Lashblash mascara, and Ample Pink Gloss.

What’s in your makeup bag?

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In Case You Forgot…

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Hey Dolls,

I just wanted to remind you that you’re beautiful. Every one of you. Embrace everything that makes you unique and love all of your “imperfections.” Remember that beauty comes from within, and the light of happiness and confidence does more than any makeup ever will. There is only one of you in this whole wide world so live it up and believe in your unique beauty :-).

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Makeup Storage

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Hi Dolls :-),
How are all of you starting off the year? I’ve been on a cleaning/organizing rampage that has consumed so much of my time and I’m not even halfway through! At the top of my list was my makeup organization. I have sooo much stuff that I don’t use because it’s been put away in dark train cases that weren’t easily accessible. I really really want acrylic storage drawers like the one’s the Kardashians have, but I found out that they cost anywhere from $200-$300…I just don’t have that kind of money right now lol. Instead, I worked with my much smaller budget and created a little makeup area on my dresser that makes it easy for me to see everything I have without digging or moving cases around. Check it out:

Photobucket The large container is from Target and I paid about $18 for it. The two small glass containers are also from Target and I paid about $4 for each.

Photobucket The top drawer has my face makeup including primer, concealer, foundation, and all of my blushes.

Photobucket The second drawer contains all of my department store/prestige brand eyeshadows, primers, and liners.

Photobucket The third drawer contains drugstore/miscellaneous eye products.

Photobucket The fourth drawer contains all of my lip products. I’m going to be switching the lip stuff with the last drawer when I find the right lipstick organizer so I can keep all of the products upright.

Photobucket The last drawer has all of my random products that didn’t fit in the first drawers lol.

Photobucket I stored all of my polishes in a dresser drawer.

Photobucket The glass vases are holding brushes/cleaner in one and random hair things and tea (I don’t even know lol…) in the other. I’m looking for the glass beads that Sephora uses in their brush displays to fill these with, anyone know where I can find them?

There it is! I spent about $30 on storage that will work until I can save up for the acrylic organizers I really want.

How do you store your makeup?

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Wine Tasting and an EOTD

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Hi Lovelies :-),
I hope you’re all having an amazing week! Happy Friday! I’ve been relaxing so much during my week off, it’s amazing and much needed. Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining my best friend, her mom, and a few friends for wine tasting in Temecula (located in Southern California). We went to four wineries and had about 25 different kinds of wines, it was a good day lol. Here’s the eye of the day from yesterday along with some pics of the trip:

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Products Used:
UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
MAC Mulch on lid just past the crease.
MAC Teddy eye pencil along lower lashes and set with Mulch; also used on wanterline.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid liner along upper lashes.
Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Photobucket The view from the first Winery we went to. The day was beautiful, but sooo cold!

Photobucket Loved my polish, it’s China Glaze’s Peace on Earth.

Photobucket Our view during the first tasting.

Photobucket Shan loving wine lol.

Photobucket The view from the driveway of the second winery, it was on a hill.

Photobucket Amazing! I fell in love with the scenery.

Photobucket LOL! I took too long with pictures and Shan needed to find the little girls room.

Photobucket Happy Bff’s :-).

What are you all up to tonight?

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Haulage!

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Hello Lovelies :-),

How is your December moving along? This month is always very crazy and very expensive for me, thank goodness for saving up!
E.l.f. had a 50% off sale for their Studio stuff and I picked up a few things because it was a great deal (I keep telling myself that). As soon as I had placed my order, I received a $15 gift card from Sephora and OF COURSE had to pick some stuff up there because…because I felt like it lol. My Sephora is in the mall and so I got sucked into picking up a few other things as well. Lets just say that my wallet was whimpering by the end of the day. Here are the goodies:

Photobucket The E.l.f. order as a whole. Pardon my bed sheets, it was too cloudy and cold outside to take pictures in better lighting. Items here: 32 piece eye palette, concealer palettes in Light and medium, HD powder, Gotta Glow blush, and two eye brushes from the Studio collection.

Closeup/Swatch of Gotta Glow:
PhotobucketPhotobucket A perfect dupe for NARS Albatross, except this is only $3 regularly. Amazing color, finely milled, and long lasting. Creates an amazing glow.

The Brushes:
Photobucket “C” brush and Contour brush. Normally $3 each.

Concealer Palettes:
PhotobucketPhotobucket Light and Medium, normally $3 each. The concealers are light to medium coverage with a creamy and easy to blend formula. They lasted about 8 hours on me without creasing or caking.

High Definition Powder:
Photobucket Normally $6. Will post a review soon :-).

32 piece eye palette:
Photobucket Normally $10. I picked this up for my sister.

All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach $1:
PhotobucketPhotobucket This wasn’t part of the online order, my bf picked it up for me randomly at Target and I looove the color :-D.

Mall Haul:

MUFE Mat Velvet+
Photobucket $34 at Sephora, I use shade 20…aka “glow in the dark.”

Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a squeezy tube!
Photobucket I was so excited about this! I love the stuff and it’s soo much less messy in a tube. $6 at Sephora.

Black Poppy Nail Polish from PacSun:
Photobucket It doesn’t have a color name or number, but it’s $3.50 and I’ve seen it at 3 stores so far. I’m sure you can find it at your local store. This was two coats.

Express Top:
Photobucket I got this on sale for $15.99. I’m going to belt it and wear it with skinny jeans and heels :-).

Have you done any shopping for yourself lately?

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1,000 Hits!

So exciting! I reached 1,000 hits today. Thank you times ten million for reading my blog, I love every single comment and appreciate you taking the time to visit :-D.

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Weekend Adventures


A pic that a friend of mine took a while back of his guitar. I just love the colors!

Hello Lovelies!

Thursday’s here! One day closer to Friday! I have my MAC master class tonight, and I’ll be posting pics of it this weekend. Last weekend was full of fun, check out some pics of it below :-).

Thursday night bff dinner and retail therapy with my bff, Shannon.

This is Pepper. Shan got the pup for her bf Dan for his birthday. She’s the cutest!

Shan and Ash at Dan’s birthday celebration.

The bf and I before heading to Dans.

Dustin and Carmen, que cute!

Dustin making his “hair growing” face. Love that kid lol

The boys playing pool.

Long Beach Iced Tea. Derish!

Shan, excited for her drink lol.

Tokyo Tea…tastes like very awesome Mountain Dew lol.

Dan (bday boy), The bf, and Billy Nash…obviously excited about the camera.

More boy love.

LOL, Billy was just giddy about taking pictures.

At Elise’s welcome home party. I hadn’t seen her since high school!

Jena, one of my favorite people in the world, mixing drinks. That bottle is almost as big as her!

A shot of the partay…it was too cold to be outside!

Sunday night, waiting for my hair guru, Jessica.

Love the salon, it’s so cute.

I love my weekends 😀

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