Summer 2015 Favorites

Hey Nerds & Nerdettes! Summer is coming to an end and Fall is approaching fast (hello Pumpkin Spice lattes!). So which products were heating up my makeup bag this Summer? Let’s find out…
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More Birthday Shopping

First off, let me say thank you to all the lovely nerds who wished me a Happy Birthday. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you who take time out of their day to read my blog :). I didn’t end up going to the casino as originally planned, by the time I was done shopping I was exhausted so Tim just took me out for a nice dinner instead.

I stopped by ULTA after my stressful doctor’s appointment for some retail therapy and picked up a few things I’ve been eyeing for a bit now. I wanted to pick-up the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette but both Naked palettes were sold out! I knew I’d be stopping by the NYX section since it was BOGO 50% Off, and to my surprise they had a lot of stuff in stock (yay!).

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1. Sally Hansen Nail File

2. Seche Vite Top Coat

3. Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Pink Forever (a dead on dupe of OPI Minnie Mouse Collection’s If You Moust You Moust) & Shocking Pink

4. NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural & Glow
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Don’t let the Glow shade fool you, its not that shade once blended. I was worried it’d be too hot pink (clown cheeks oh no!) but I saw swatches of this blush and its the right amount of pink to create a nice flushed cheek effect.

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Blended (with flash)

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Blended (without flash)

With these blushes, very little goes a long way!

5. Basically U Super Blender Elliptical Sponge

6. Benefit “They’re Real!” Mascara (review coming soon!)

7. NYX Butt Naked Palette

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After discovering ULTA was sold out of the Naked palettes I was sad for a minute till I found this similar but cheaper NYX palette! It has fifteen neutral eyeshadows, four blushes, and one bronzer, plus two illuminators. Did I swatch? Of course I did!

Eyeshadows

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Blushes

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Bronzer/Illuminators

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Today is my last day of relaxation before I have to go back to the real world haha, so I’m watching the Star Wars trilogy with some much needed Starbucks and building a soon to be revealed craft project :).

Happy Hump Day!

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Day Twenty-Two: What’s Your Favorite Makeup Brand?

Its almost impossible to pick just one brand since I have quite a few that I adore, but if I must pick it would definitely be…

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I know, shocked right? I’m pretty much obsessed with NYX Cosmetics ! If you’ve been following my blog for a bit then you know my makeup collection is mostly NYX, and I have almost all their palettes in my arsenal. I came across this brand a year ago and since then I’ve praised their cosmetics for being so affordable, and the same quality as the higher end brands!

Also one of the most important things with this brand…

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