BH Cosmetics Makeup Haul (SALE)

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So about two weeks ago Bh cosmetics had a sale (as always) and I took advantage of buying some palettes for $12.95 for TWO  palettes. Being that you have to spend $50 for free shipping I just ordered a few more things. I came across the pretty 11 piece Pink-A-Dot brush set, which I have heard a lot of people raving about & I also needed some new brushes so I purchased the set for $25.95. The last few things I got was the waterproof lip liners in Rouge, Retro, & Nude. Briefly about those I used the nude one first and it broke as soon as I applied it on my lip. But for me I always apply lip pencils all over my lip so maybe I shouldn’t have done that because it’s not as strong enough like a pencil would be. Last I just threw in a liquid eyeliner because I need more practice with it & I always use a gel liner.

So that is what I purchased & I cant wait to put these palettes to use. OH I have used my brushes, they are AMAZING & very soft !

Have a great day,

Destane :)

Liebster Award !!

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I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award. What an awesome honor! A few months back I was nominated & I enjoyed answering the questions. This award helps new blogs with under 500 followers gain exposure.

Here are the rules for this award:

Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to the nominee before you.
  3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated who also have 500 subscribers or less.
  4. You must create 10 questions for your nominees.

So the fabulous razzledazzle0517.wordpress.com nominated me ! I love her blog, its very pretty & girly. Awesome post, I fell in love the first day I came across her blog.

Below are the answers to the questions she asked me:

1. What is a current trend that you will be glad to see disappear?

This one is pretty hard, but something I don’t like seeing is the snow boots in the summer time with shorts. I honestly don’t get it lol, but that’s just my opinion.

2. If you had to wear one color of nail polish for a year straight, what color would it be?

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3. Which season do you get excited for?

Hmm I am stuck between Summer & fall. I love all the bright colors for the summer but then again I feel like Autumn colors compliments my skin tone very well.

4. What do you look forward to on your weekends?

I look forward to spending time with my husband, because he is in the military & during the week he is always tired after work. So on the weekends we look forward to making that our time, while finding things to do that we wouldn’t normally do.

5. Do you prefer high-end make-up or cheaper versions?

I actually prefer cheaper versions, there are a lot of great brands out there that does not cost over $20. It just all depends on if you have skills to make something work. However I wouldn’t mind spending money on a higher end product from time to time, right now it wouldn’t be over $40.

6. What inspired you to begin blogging?

Well after graduating high school I went to a fashion college, and after having many projects I finally had one of my own where I had to visit a blog and I was just in love because you can be yourself & get to share with others. Also I don’t have many associates and I thought it would be a cool way to get to know others and get to know them based off of their blogs.

7. Lip Gloss, Lip Balm, or Lipstick…which can you not leave the house without?

Definitely my lip balm I cant stand crusty lips lol. I really don’t care for lip gloss, and lipstick is something I don’t mind having on me but if I leave without it, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

8. How often are you willing to try out new beauty products?

It depends on how it WOW me, because my skin has recently become sensitive an I like to be careful about what I put on my face.

9. What is your favorite post that you’ve posted?

My spring jewelry haul.

10. All time favorite beauty product is….?

My all time favorite would be my Rimmel Stay matte primer. I have combination skin and omg this mattes my face and basically hides my oily skin (if that makes sense)

That sums up my question & answers. Now down below I will list 10 bloggers to nominate, Thankyou again !

P.s : I don’t know how many followers each nominee has..

1. http://www.sarahlovesmakeup.com

2. http://www.maurabugara.wordpress.com

3. http://www.miyaelizabeth.com

4. http://www.msperfectpatty.com

5. http://www.forvanityssake.com

6. http://www.heynaturalbeauties.com

7. http://www.kiara617.wordpress.com

8. http://www.lovethyintrovert.com

Sorry I only have 8 most of the others that I follow are very popular over millions of followers.

Here are my 10 questions for the nominees ?

1. What is your favorite makeup brand ?

2. What is the #1 hair product you cant live without ?

3. Target or Walmart ?

4. Who is your celebrity look alike ?

5. Who is your favorite blogger ?

6. What are some of your hobbies ?

7. What is the first beauty product you have ever used ?

8. What is a tv show you cant live without ?

9. Do you think you learned so much more from blogging, from the time you started ?

10. What kind of tips would you recommend to other bloggers ?

Hope you guys enjoy. Looking forward to seeing your answers !

SPRING: Jewelry Haul !

About a week ago I decide I should get rid of all my old jewelry & start fresh besides my last recent purchase. So of course I love Charlotte Russe jewelry……

These are some pieces I purchased a couple of days ago:

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I have not worn big earrings since FOREVER I started wearing my stud (ball like) earrings and ever since then I just always picked them up to wear. When I tried the earrings on I felt so weird but I think I can get use to them again..

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I love gold as you can tell…

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I love this piece, especially the gold & I just love the baby blue color complementing it..

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This piece is my favorite out of my entire purchase ! I cant really explain why but I love the tribal look it has..

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Hope you guys like my jewelry haul !

Destane :)

My experience at Sephora vs MAC

A couple of months ago I started on my journey of wearing foundation. Since my skin started breaking out a few months ago & after getting rid of acne or what ever the case was I was left with marks. I once mentioned finding my right shade when foundation shopping was hard, so I decided to try the Kat Von D tattoo foundation because I really wanted coverage & I seen a lot of good reviews on her product. After finding out this product is being sold in Sephora I went to my local mall to have a “professional” help find my shade.

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I walked in and was not noticed at first, while my husband & I walked over to the Kat Von D section we were talking & he mentioned that I should let someone match the product to my skin because he didn’t want me to waste $34. So it was a guy working at the time and I asked if he could help me, I should have known something wasn’t right but I went with the flow. After picking up a light shade & a dark shade he mentioned the product has an orange undertone and he wasn’t sure if the brand had any colors that would look natural on me. Hmmmmmm…..so he put both colors on two separate spots on my face and blended both. I didn’t know how much he put on my face put I couldn’t see the lighter one but I saw the darker one, which was the one he told me I should go with. I couldn’t ask my husband so thinking to myself I was like why would I go with the darker one if I cant see the light shade (which means it blended well) So I finally decided he works here he knows what he is doing, so i brought it.

The next day I wanted to play in makeup & try out my new foundation OMG  I only used a little bit because reviews said a little goes a long way. But let me tell ya’ll I looked like an orange oompa loompa ! I was so MAD & was going off. After calming down I felt like

1. I shouldn’t have trusted him because his makeup was TRASH.

2. He didn’t even have me facing the mirror so I could see what he was doing

3. I have to be mad at myself to because I should have went with what I thought was best.

I also felt like he was just trying to make a sale and didn’t care about the customer.

NOW TO SOME BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE…

Yesterday I went to Mac because I follow an old classmate of mines on instagram & her makeup is always flawless. She told me she uses Mac foundation and she has oily skin, so she uses the one with a matte finish. I love a matte finish & her makeup looks great so I said what the heck I will give it a try.

 

I went in & it was only one lady working an probably about 6 other customers but one thing for sure is she acknowledged everyone letting them know she would get to them. When she finally got to me I asked for her help with finding my shade, she asked if I used their products before, and if I wanted her to complete my whole face or just a sample. At first I said my whole face but she had another customer who was doing the same & I couldn’t wait so I did a sample.

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She put two shades on me and they both looked great but instead of her just telling me to buy one. She gave me a sample of one & told me it should last a week, to try it out and see how I like it & if  I wanted to try the other one come back to get a sample or come in ask for her and she would do a complete face. My husband was pleased this time & said that was much better. She also mentioned the light shade could work for winter but since it’s gonna be summer soon she know everyone gets a tan and that I probably would go for the dark shade. But because I loved them both I may purchase them both for Winter & summer an if I have to mix I know it would come out great.

I walked out a happy customer even though I didn’t purchase yet but the experience was better and her makeup looked great.

I hope this wasn’t to long I just wanted to share two different experiences I had when it comes to buying higher end products and actually having a sale associate help you out.

Let me know some of your experiences you had.

Thanks

Destane :)

 

March Glam Bag / Drug store haul

So I just wanted to share with you guys my Ipsy bag for the month of March. I have not tried any of these products yet. I also wanted to share with you two drug store items I have purchased recently.

Starting off with Ipsy I received…

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I wasn’t to excited about receiving this because the last thing I received from this line I was not pleased at all. But I will try & let you guys know.

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I am very excited to try this ! I love soft/vintage pinks…..stay tuned.

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You can never have to many natural colors, so I def will be using this often.

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Blue eyeliner hmmm…will be new for me. I wonder how this would look with a natural eye look. We shall see.

Well those were all the goodies I have received for the month of March.

Now to my drug store haul….

So the first product I purchased was something recommended by a inspiring makeup artist I started following on Youtube & Twitter.

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Omg the best Primer I have purchased so far !! My skin is combination oily/dry. Wow I actually wore this primer alone with NO MAKEUP at all. Which was not my plan but after applying it an running around before starting my makeup I was shocked so I decided to go bare. I highly recommend this for people with oily skin ! Thank you AaliyahJay for recommending this !

Last thing I purchased was…

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I think I finally found my match ! Ugh foundation is so hard to deal with lol. But Hopefully I love it

Hope you guys enjoyed

Destane :)

Newest Skincare Routine

So I finally gave up on trying the natural way of making my own skin care products because it was to messy & I couldn’t take it anymore. After going back to my old skin care products that I have been using since forever I felt like it wasn’t giving me that same feel that it use to. So I think I finally found a routine I can stick to, to finally get my skin back to normal. I must say it has cleared up way better since the first time I discovered my problem.

So here are the products I am using…

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I only use this twice a week because that’s what was mentioned on the back of this product.

I purchased this from Target for $10, the application of this product is very smooth and it will leave your face feeling just as smooth. It does not tingle or burn it feels just right.

Image Next  I use this every single day right before I use the other face wash down below.

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Since using this I have notice my pores getting smaller. My skin has been a lot more smoother & I don’t know why I use both at the same time but it seems to be working for me so…

I also purchased these from target.

Pink grapefruit foaming scrub : $7.59

All-in-one acne control : $7.59

After getting my face all cleaned up just as I would use my witch hazel I switched it up & use

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I use this to basically try & get my color back from the black spots that I have. It really has been fading my black spots day to day. If I don’t get lazy.

Last but not least for my moisturizer I use

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I chose to use this one instead of the regular black soap because I use the Coconut Hibiscus lotion & I love it my skin is so soft I don’t have any problems with being ashy or having to re-apply throughout the day. So I decided to use it as a moisturizer.

I also purchased this from Target for $11.99

Hope this is helpful for anyone struggling to clear their skin, feel free to ask any questions.

Thanks have a wonderful day

Destane :)

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