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 

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Makeup Monday Reboot 

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day! We had a great time with family. Lots has been going on in my world lately and sadly I have neglected the blog. I want to thank you all that have hung in there with me. I really am grateful for your support. So let’s talk makeup. That always makes my Monday better! 

Lately I have become obsessed with the idea of matte liquid lipstick. And yes it could be because of a certain mogul family and one daughters take on lips that has swept the nation like wildfire but let me put it this way I don’t have their bank account so for me I have to find good looks with a much lower price tag. And I found this… 


I hadn’t heard of Jena Taylor before but it looked like a close enough dupe to what I was hoping to achieve look wise I couldn’t resist. 


The swatches honestly don’t do the colors justice. I’m looking forward to trying all of them. I did put on the middle color for a day out and I will say I liked the color, the smell was pleasant and the color lasted pretty much all day through eating and everything. Oh and I kissed my husband and it didn’t come off on his face which made him very happy! 


Needless to say I can’t wait to try the other colors. I’m really happy with the purchase and now to tell you how much I spent. Are you ready? 

$4.99 at my local Marshall’s and the compare at was only $8.00. So I’m going to say a win win at almost a tenth of the cost for the name brand item and has all the qualities I look for in a liquid lipstick. 

What are your latest makeup dupe or cheap must have finds? 

Best 

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 

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 

What’s In My Closet

I always thought closets were boring. And I’ll be honest mine is usually a mess. I have really good intentions but the reality usually kicks me in the butt! I get running late or can’t find something I want and it’s over! 


My little shoe corner is the worst. 

But this now this is exciting. 


What could this little plastic dresser hold? Well my makeup of course! 

First drawer is foundation, powders, moisturizers, etc. 


Second drawer is blushes and eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliners, etc. 


The next two drawers are random leftover stuff and my nail polish and lipsticks. 

Yes I have a ton of makeup bags and I love them all and yes that one bag does say Mrs. Affleck because I was the biggest Ben Affleck fan and I still am! He’s just the cutest. 


So my closet isn’t interesting but my excessive makeup collection is! What’s hidden in your closet? Have a fabulous weekend all! 

Love 

Becky 

December Ipsy Reveal/Review 

Oh Ipsy! My heart literally skips a beat when I see the pink package in the mail every month. 

  
My nutcracker was standing guard as I checked out all my goodies. 

 
Vegan lipstick. Not something I make a priority. But Pacifica is a good brand so I was excited. 
  

I have not tried this primer yet. But I am a big fan of eye shadow primer. Can’t wait to try this. 
  

My fiancé has been telling me the benefits of chlorella for quite some time. I have not used this mask yet. But the health of my skin is of course really important and I can’t wait to try it. 

I have tried this  makeup remover and it’s great. The smell is fresh and clean. One of the things I don’t like about eye makeup remover is that they usually seep into my eye and my eyes itch or burn for quite some time after I remove the eye makeup. However this did not give me any such problem. I’m actually very pleased and will be considering purchasing this when I run out.   
    

I don’t where lipstick or lip liner often. But I did try this and liked it very much. It did not make my lips feel dry which some liners do. And it stayed put for quite some time. It smelled nice and was a great nude color which was perfect for me. 

  
Nude red is an awesome color for me. My lips were  moist and felt good. I am very very happy with the Pacifica lip stick. 

   

 It survived my starbucks and all! 

Ipsy you have done it again! Tell me what you guys are using new. Have you ever had similar experience with eye makeup remover? Maybe that’s just me. Happy makeup Monday! 

Love 

Becky