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 

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 

 

MakeUp Monday Take 1

With all of the things that I love and that I love to talk about, I have decided to try and focus a little bit more! I’m going to start having different days for different types of posts. So this is our first MakeUp Monday. I’m going to highlight my latest Ipsy bag.

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The bag of course as always is adorable. I just love this for November! Not quite the fall look I would normally think about but it is so super cute and I can’t wait to use this for my makeup bag in my purse.

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Here’s a little shot of all the goodies. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy you get 5 different items each month. Some of them are full size and some of them are trial size. One of the things I really love is when I get beauty tools like this month. I got this:

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This is a slanted crease brush and I can’t wait to use it. I am always in need of a crease brush. I use them not only for the crease of my shadow but sometimes because of the shape of my nose they are the best tool for using a little highlighter on my nose or concealer/bronzer on the sides of my nose or underneath my eyes. Speaking of eyes:

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Smashbox Full Exposure mascara is really great. I love that I have received this before and now again. It is one of those items that is just great to have. I have one in my purse makeup bag, my home makeup bag, and yes ladies and gents, I have a work makeup bag. You just never know when you might need the basics. If you haven’t tried it and you can get a sample size of this please do. I have never purchased a full size and I don’t know that I would I’m pretty loyal to my L’Oreal but I will tell you that this is a great backup and if you can some high quality products for your emergency makeup bags, then that is what you should do. Speaking of some basics for your bag:

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Who doesn’t need an amazing neutral eye shadow? I think we all do, personally! Of course, I might be a little biased, because it’s the best color on me. I have a great time playing with all the different and new neutrals that I can get my little hands on. So I’m very excited to try this out and I will definitely give you a review. I have not tried this brand before, but I have heard good things. Speaking of good things:

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Leeanni is a good brand. I have not purchased this brand but I have received different products from this brand in previous bags. The moisturizer was fabulous. Now I’m not completely sure what this product is but I am going to research and give it a shot. Speaking if not sure what to do with something:

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I also received this highlighting trio. I’m assuming this is a traditional creamy highlighter trio. I am looking forward to giving it a shot. Of course some of the colors are not quite right for me but that may be why they went with a trio. The black eyeliner that I received from Model co. in a previous bag was such a great product. I’m actually currently using it as my daily eyeliner because it was a full size product. Oh how I love full size products!

So that is my Ipsy bag for the month of November. I will add some updates with my personal reviews laters. But I assure you this as most of my bags is another favorite. They do a great job every month and it is so worth the $10 per month, I don’t know that I could ever cancel this subscription. It’s like Christmas every month when it arrives.

Until Next Time!

Love,

Becky

September Subscription Love #1 

First up for subscription lovin comes Birch Box.   

A wonderful reminder of how beautiful you are when you first open the box. 

Next of course is our product card. 

  First up is the eye cream. I have used this once and really liked it. I have heard great things about caffeine for your eyes. I couldn’t tell a difference from other eye cream but it smelled nice and I liked it. 
Next up.  
I have not tried this yet but it looks cool! 

  I have not tried this gimme brow either but I’m very excited to. I have read great things about this product and I have been trying to take care of my eyebrows for quite some time. 
  
So this is the box the Harvey Prince perfume Hello came in. I would love to show you the container but it’s half empty and in my purse. I have been using it almost everyday since I opened the box. Me and my fiancé both love the scent especially on me. Hopefully we can pick some up soon and if not maybe a nice gift from Santa!  
And lastly POP beauty eye shadow. I’m currently trying another product and of course faithful to my Naked pallets but I will use this soon. I like the colors and I was impressed I got a full size item from birch box this month. 

Overall I’m very happy with the box this month. The perfume is by far my favorite find and I can’t wait to have a full jar of it asap! 

Until next time my fellow beauty addicts, 

Becky