Makeup Monday Brushes Rule

I ❤️ my makeup brushes. All of them. When one finally wears out and I have to get a replacement it makes me a little sad because I’m losing a brush and then I get excited because I have a new one to love! 

Here are my brushes! 



I store them in that mug I decorated myself so they all have plenty of room. Yes that was a toothbrush you saw in there I prefer a soft toothbrush to handle my eye brows then the expensive brow brushes you buy in the store which always feel too rough for me. 

My brushes need a good cleaning and I’m not as good about it as I should be. But I thought I would share with you what I do when I do clean them properly. 

For a daily quick clean especially for my eye shadow brushes (use lots of different colors and shades and need the same brush) I use ELF brush cleaner. 


The smell is wonderful. It works great and I think has helped to make my brushes last longer. This is a basic spray on and work out the makeup on a papertowel type effort. Not hard and definitely quick enough I can do in the morning. I just put them back in my cup to dry. 

For a major cleaning I use whatever face wash I’m currently using. My thinking behind this is that it’s gentle enough for my face it should definitely take away any oils that may remain on the brushes and I know it’s not going to break me out or cause me any problems. Currently this is what I’m using for face wash and to clean my brushes. 


What girl doesn’t have this face wash around? I have an abundance of sample size beauty items right now so I’m trying to use them all up before I go and buy full size stuff again. Does anyone else do this? 

If anyone is interested I could always do a video or photo shoot for cleaning my brushes. I can show you how fun and easy it really is! Let me know if you would be interested. 

How do you clean your makeup tools? 

Until next time stay beautiful! 

Love 

July Ipsy Review 

I truly am just a huge fan of Ipsy! It’s been a fabulous experience and I’m glad that I get to continue with the service. 


The value this month is no exception! Full size products and of course makeup tools are always a win! I’m very excited to try this small angle brush! 


And how did they know I needed a waterproof eyeliner for the wedding? So excited to try it on my eyes. The color is perfect for my usual look! 


The Balm always provides a great product and this gorgeous color is something I’m very excited to use. I’m thinking an amazing lining color as well as potential blended out crease color. The options are endless! 


I’m very excited to try the next two products as I haven’t heard of them before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. To start the Lait-Creme concentre smells wonderful and fresh which is one of my requirements. Smells are a big deal to me. If the smell is too strong I just can’t use a product. Anywho I put some on the tops of my hands and now I just can’t stop rubbing my hands. I can’t wait to use this on my face! 


Lastly is the thermal spring water. And this is something I have heard of sorta. I mean I know of the existence of this water type sprays but wasn’t really sure what they were for. Apparently there are a lot of uses including after shaving to help/prevent razor burn and just general use for when hot in the summer this would probably be my use of choice lol! We shall see! 


Overall I’m really happy with my bag this month and I’m super excited about trying all of these products. 

Oh and as a side note Happy Monday my loves! 

Love 

Becky 

My Younique Experience 

I am a makeup addict. Everyone that knows me knows this. And I would guess anyone that reads this blog has gotten the hint too! 

Well in an effort to help me with my wedding makeup look I had a friend send me some products to try from the brand Younique. She is a consultant and I will include her information at the end of this post. But I want to assure you that while I was provided these samples for free to try the review and the opinions are all my own. I have not even shared my thoughts with my friend yet. So here goes!

The products I received as samples were: 

Bisque BB Creme 

Body Bronzer in sunset 

Organza Liquid Foundation 

Elegant Splurge eyeshadow 

Eye primer 

Scarlet touch concealer 

Seductive blush 

Glorious primer 

I used most of these products for my look. I did use a personal moisturizer, eyeliner, and bronzer/finishing powder. 

The glorious primer was just what the description would indicate. It was glorious. It had that great light soft finish that I personally love in a primer. It also didn’t have a smell which is important to me. 

Next was the concealer. I took a pic before I blended so you could get an idea. 


It definitely helped with the redness of my blemishes. I’m still learning how to use Concealer I didn’t have blemishes until adulthood so I never learned how to do it properly. I’m figuring it out. Lol! 

Next up was the organza liquid foundation and well I’m in love! The smooth finish and the perfect blend color. Well it’s definitely a new fave. 


Yes not a super good pic lol! But yes I love this stuff! 

Next up was the eye shadow. 


A very light every day shade. I would normally use this as the brow shade and then darker on the eye lid itself. But today I just did the one shade everywhere. 

Next up blush! 


It was hard to get a good pic on my face so the finish photo will show that but the pinkish shade is on the left on the swatch above. 

Lastly the 3D lashes Younique is famous for! This was not a sample. This was my personal kit I had purchased before. Check out these amazing lashes! 


And the final look! 


No lipstick in this shot. And I feel like my face looks funny lol! But makeup was great. 

I did try the bronzer but the smell was a little strong for me so I’m not sure I would use that again. But I’m super sensitive so scents bother me more than most people. 

Overall I really enjoyed the Younique experience. I’m going to look at purchasing some of that foundation because it was amazing. If you are interested in your own Younique experience I’m sure there is a consultant near you. If not please feel free to contact my friend. Melissa thank you for thinking of me and sharing this experience. 

Her website Here. 
Love 

Becky 

The perfect look! 

So we all have a desire for that perfect look. With my wedding day approaching so quicky I find myself searching and searching for that perfect look. So I’m experimenting and searching! The biggest challenge has been lipstick. It has to be the right color. It has to be long lasting. And it of course has to stay on me and not my husband to be on our big day! 


There have been many trials. Which formula which color? So the perfect color search may still be on but the formula has been found! This stuff is the long lasting. Seriously I wish I had a pic but there was still some on my lips the next morning and I put it on right before I left my home at like 7am. So basically it stayed for roughly 24 hours. It didn’t make my lips feel horribly dry or sticky. So formula is a yes! Now for color! 

Revlon Ultimate Colorstay Liquid Lipstick
The color I have on in the last picture is a buff beige. The color I’m ordering is a peachy color that is apparently of course not made anymore. But you know thank goodness for Amazon! Next up eye shadow! New post soon with lots of details. 

Love 

Becky 

Pacifica Shadow Review 

Happy Monday all! Oh it’s makeup Monday time and I wanted to share with you my review of the Pacifica eyeshadow trio I received in my ipsy bag this month. You can find that post here

Swatches for colors skinny dip, crush and lovely. Skinny dip is the perfect ivory shade. I really like it and the gold and bronze for a perfect sunkissed effect. 


The pigment was pretty true and lasted really well. I liked the look and I think the shades were great for summer or fall. Sun kissed for summer and warm for fall. A win win in my book. Probably not wedding shades (which is honestly all that’s on my mind these days) but lovely. Do you get ipsy? Are you enjoying your products this month? And how do you style your bronze eye shadow? You pull out the gold cardigan like I do? 

Love 

Becky 

May 2016 Ipsy Review

So Ipsy is probably my favorite subscription. It’s affordable. You get at least 1 regular size item or makeup tool each month and it really is geared to you! So here’s my May bag! 


Yep I got the pink one! 


All my goodies!

This scent is very pleasant with my crazy headaches I haven’t been wearing fragrance for a while but this may be gentle enough to try this week. And the packaging was pretty cool! 

I tried this lip balm as soon as I opened the bag. The scent was great. It was very soft and smooth on my lips. I have some cracked lips right now and I need something to help me heal them. Hoping this works. 

So I haven’t heard of this brand before but I’m excited to try. And who doesn’t love a nude lip pencil? The look is here to stay people! I’ll give a review of this in a future post. 

Oh Smashbox you never disappoint. I haven’t tried this particular formula but I’m glad I got it and can’t wait to try it. 


And lastly Pacifica has just great eye shadows. I have received them in previous bags and these colors are looking right for spring. I’m excited to try them and review for you. 

So that’s my ipsy bag! Hope you enjoy! Please ignore my horrible nails. I haven’t gotten them done in a week. But soon I assure you! 

Love 

Becky 

Mask review 

This makeup Monday is going to be a review of this mask. 
I was a little nervous trying this mask as I usually only use masks that are for exfoliation. This was definitely different. Not sure when I realized that I had to start worrying about anti-aging products but yeah I’m getting old so it’s happened. I pulled the mask out. Carefully unfolded it and plopped it on my face! 


This mask was actually very soothing. It felt a little weird and I couldn’t figure out how to hold my face just right to make sure it was staying put. In the words of Julia Roberts it was a slippery little sucker. But I managed to leave it on the whole twenty minutes. Here’s how it looked after 20 minutes. 


Yep still kinda slippery. I took it off and rubbed the remaining serum into my skin. It felt great. The next morning I woke up and my skin felt much softer than normal. I can’t say I felt a glow or anything but for the mere ease of use I will use this again. I mean good serum is good serum right? 

So all in all I would say the collagen mask was a good try. I got it from ipsy but I have researched and found it on amazon for $12.99 for five masks. That’s not too bad something you should do at least a couple of times a month. So if you need a new serum type mask or feel like a boost of absorbed and not injected collagen is right for you I say go for it! 

Have you tried any new beauty products lately? 

Love 

Becky