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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: L'Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid and Powder Illuminator


Remember back in October when I shared this haul video with you and told you that I got the L'Oreal Lumi liquid illuminator and powder illuminator in rose? 

Well, if you're short term memory is jacked all to hell from trying to keep track of your life, don't worry. I won't take it personally. Half the time I can't remember what happened yesterday either, let alone months ago. 

The point is, some of you wanted me to review those two items. And I'm FINALLY doing it!! (Round of applause please)

You can easily find these at your local drugstore, Target, Walmart, and ULTA and they retail for $12.99 (you may find it for less at Target and Walmart). But I'm about to give you the lo on whether they're worth buying. 

Hopefully, you didn't get impatient and run out to get these. Then again, you've been waiting for months, so I can't blame you if you did. 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This Weekend: The Makeup Show Orlando!


It's that time of year again! The Makeup Show will be in Orlando this weekend and I'll be there with bells on. Will you? Come enjoy amazing makeup education opportunities from industry pros and stock up your makeup kit Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (9801 International Dr.). Tickets are $45 for one-day pass and $60 for a two-day pass. 

If you're new to this event, wear comfortable shoes, bring your business cards, and prepare to be wowed by all the makeup artistry you're about to see. The Makeup Show is a two-day event "full of inspiration, education, and opportunity for fashion and beauty professionals at all levels of their career to come together with some of the best brands and biggest names in the business." This is a pro-only event that offers top-notch opportunities to learn from industry heavy hitters. Learn their techniques and get insight on how to build a successful makeup career. 

Check out some photos from last year's event below to get a sneak peek at what you can expect to see. And check out recaps from previous shows


The education and networking opportunities are impressive, so try your best not to get too lost in all the shopping (Hard, I know). But if stocking up your kit is one of your top priorities, you're in luck. This year at The Makeup Show Orlando, several new products are set to make an appearance from some of today's most celebrated brands (as well as exclusive discounts and announcements only found at The Makeup Show) including:


  • Scott Barnes Beauty: Recently launched Multi-Media, his brand new liquid foundation and will be offering 30% off all products. 
  • Ricky’s NYC: All products will be offered at 25% off retail value.
  • Dermaflage: Will be launching fastFx by Dermaflage—the fastest and easiest way to created dimensional injuries! Will also have Emmy award winner Melissa Street along with them—she will be doing tutorials on Saturday and Sunday at their booth. The entire line will be 40% off at the show. 
  • Gleam by Melanie Mills: Gleam will be offering a show special of 25% off - and those body bronzers are to die!!!
  • Eve Pearl Beauty Brands: Offering 50% off to show attendees! 
  • Norcosto Pro MUA: Will be offering a show special of Buy One, Get One Half-Price on makeup palettes. 
  • Frends Beauty Supply: Will be featuring Stilazzi eyeshadow and blush singles, natural and synthetic makeup brushes, and Frends Beauty makeup cases. Will also feature an array of product favorites from Ben Nye, Viseart and more. Discounts will be offered at levels higher than normal pro discounts! 
  • The Lip Bar: I first heard about this brand at IMATS NYC and picked up a few of their lipsticks.They'll be offering everything on the table at 2 for $30, including lipsticks, super pigmented glosses and liquid to matte shades. You'll definitely want to pick some of these up!
Check out the full list of exhibitors and educational opportunities. Then buy your tickets here.

I'm excited! Hope to see you there! And if you do see me, don't be shy, come say hi.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

New! Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color | Review + Swatches



The liquid lipstick trend is showing zero signs of slowing down. And I can totally get behind that. We've seen plenty of high end liquid lippies hit the market, but in the past year or so, affordable drugstore options have started to pop up like a vengeance.

The latest drugstore brand to join the party? Maybelline, whose Color Sensational lipstick line has been all the rage every season with each new color launch. Well guys, they added liquid lipsticks to the Color Sensational line for their Spring 2016 release, which hit stores earlier this month.

The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color line retails for $7.99 each and has 10 shades ranging from soft easy nudes to bright, wild, and vampy shades.

Check out my video to see all 10 shades and find out how they perform.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review: *New* L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation


Get excited everyone! Cushion foundations have made their way into the drugstore!

If you are a fan of these super light weight formulas, then you'll be happy to hear that L'Oreal just released their own version as part of their True Match line.

You know from my December favorites video that I love my It Cosmetics CC+ Veil foundation. So you know I had to try L'oreal's take on it. I'm a huge fan of the True Match line. In fact, it's my favorite drugstore foundation and I recommend it to friends and family often. So there was no question that I had to get my hands on this.

I've been testing it out for the past two weeks and I'm ready to tell you if it's worth your hard earned cash. (Spoiler: It is!)

You can find the L'Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation anywhere L'Oreal products are sold. I picked mine up at ULTA for $16.99 (0.51 oz/14.6g) in the shade W3 nude beige. But, you know that if you wait a little longer for it to hit budget stores like Target and Walmart (I haven't seen it at my local stores just yet, but you know it's coming) you might save an extra dollar or two.  Incidentally, what is up with the ULTA/CVS/Walgreens markup anyway?!

I couldn't wait and I had a 20% off coupon from ULTA so I went ahead and grabbed mine early (it was available online in December and hit stores in January). Since this is a bit pricier than your typical drugstore foundation (and the foundations in the True Match line), don't forget to stack savings using manufacturer's coupons and store coupons when you can (for example a $3.50 off or 20% off ULTA coupon). If you shop online, you can earn cash back savings using ebates.

OK, enough with all the preliminary stuff. Check out my review below so you can hear all about why this foundation is awesome.



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Friday, January 8, 2016

Top 5 Beauty Favorites | December 2015


Happy New Year everyone! 

Let's kick this year off with some positive vibes by talking about some excellent products I've been loving lately. 

You know where we're going with this.  It's my beauty top five! Here are the five products I couldn't seem to put down throughout the month of December. 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”