A Tour of My Vanity

It’s a hot and sunny Sunday here in Maryland! The fiance and I are half way through our awesome three day weekend of gaming, relaxing and for me, blogging! As I had mentioned in my previous post, I turned our spare bedroom into what my fiance has dubbed “The Fortress of Makeuptude” (Superman reference for any confused readers). I had waited for the day to have my own space where I could have room to store all my awesome makeup and not have it overcrowd our bedroom, so when I say I was super duper excited, it is an understatement!

I’ve had my beauty space now for about a few months and I loooooooove it! I still need a few more home decor pieces but I like the way my vanity has turned out. I wanted to share with you guys my “workspace”, beware though! This post will be picture heavy to say the least!

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My Summer Loves

First off, how the hell are ya guys?! I know it’s been the better part of a century since I’ve posted! Okay so it hasn’t quite been that long, but I could feel that little blogger in me screaming “Post something, ANYTHING!” So here I am alive and mostly kickin’! I guess I should update everyone on my whereabouts and what the hell I’ve been doing with myself.
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Day Twenty-Three: Flower Inspired Makeup

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What I Used

Face

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light/Medium

2. L’ORÉAL True Match Lumi Foundation in N3 Natural Buff

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder

4. Pür Minerals Glow Powder

5. Philosophy Lit From Within Healthy Cream Blush in Feel Warm All Over

Eyes

1. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer + Line Sealer

2. NYX Box Of Eye Shadows Palette

3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk

4. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner

5. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Lips

1. L’ORÉAL Colour Riche Lip liner in All About Pink

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sky Pink

3. e.l.f. Glossy Gloss in Sweet Salmon

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Day Twenty-One: Night Club Makeup

I’ll admit I’ve never been to a night club before but when I was doing this look I knew it had to be shimmer and big lashes. I got to test out the gem lashes I talked about in the post More Adventures In Discount Shopping! :).

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What I Used:

Face

1. NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation #02 Soft Beige

2. Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder

4. Pür Minerals Glow Bronzer

5. Philosophy Lit From Within Healthy Cream Blush in Feel Warm All Over

Eyes

1. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer

2. NYX For Your Eyes Only Smokey Eyes Palette

3. e.l.f. Diamond Lash Palette

4. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner (upper lashline)

5. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara

6. L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black (lower lashline)

Lips

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream #06 Istanbul

2. e.l.f. 2-in-1 Conditioning Gloss in Fanatic

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E.L.F. Haul

It seems taboo to buy quality makeup at a stores like Big Lots or the Dollar Store, but when they have hard to find items from one of my favorite brands its hard to pass up! When my sister told me she saw e.l.f. products at the Dollar Tree I had to find out for myself :). I was pleasantly surprised they had a Studio Line products there and for only a buck (obviously lol).

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1. 2-in-1 Conditioning Gloss in Fanatic

2. Glossy Gloss in Ballet Slippers

I was at Big Lots this past weekend and decided to check out their selection of discount makeup products and bought these e.l.f. items plus a philosophy product!

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1. e.l.f. Eye Primer & Line Sealer

2. e.l.f. Lip Balm in Pink and Rose

3. Philosophy Lit From Within Healthy Cream Blush in Feel Warm All Over

By the way this blush is amazing! I read a lot of reviews on this after I bought it (kinda ass backwards I guess lol) and it didn’t seem to work too well for most. It’s not a very bright blush once applied, but it gives a very lovely flushed cheek :).

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As always I stopped by Target for some makeup and got these :)…

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You can never have enough makeup brushes :)

1. e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer in Nude

2. e.l.f. Eyeshadow Brushes

3. e.l.f. Defining Eye Brush

I also swatched the lippies…

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Do you purchase any products at discount stores? Leave a comment!

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May Favorites

I know its already a week into June but last month was a month of many, many favorites! Not only did I come across some great beauty products but some other great finds as well :).

1. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

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I had originally bought this as a Nars Orgasm dupe and this quickly became my go to blush since I’ve had it in my collection :). If you’re thinking of buying this blush you should! It’s amazing, and only $7!

2. Lolita Lempicka Eau De Parfum

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I’m officially obsessed with this fragrance! I tested it on a shopping trip one day and hours later I was addicted to the smell :). The icing on the cake? The 3.4 ounce bottle  I purchased on Amazon was $35!

3. Homemade Greek Yogurt Pops

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I really am trying to eat better guys and its no picnic lol. I’m actually trying to become vegetarian cause I’m just tired of eating meat, I always feel bad emotionally and physically so I know its what’s best for my body. With that said I also have a horrible sweet tooth so when I decided no more ice cream I knew I needed an alternative to make this stick, enter greek yogurt pops my savior! :)

4. NYX Box Of Eye Shadows Palette

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This 112 eyeshadow palette has been quite busy since its made its way into my collection, especially with this makeup challenge! The majority of these shades are amazingly vibrant even without a base. I can never get sick of NYX products :).

5. Cherry Culture Watermelon Lip Balm

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This lip balm smells so yummy and fruity it instantly reminds me of summer :). It leaves my lips so soft and moisturized I usually just take the cap off for a quick fruity pick me up lol.

What are some of your May favorites? Leave a comment!

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Day Sixteen: Barbie Inspired Look

Who didn’t grow up playing with the iconic doll? I had tons of Barbie dolls growing up and wanted to be Barbie when I grow up, that and a Spice Girl which I still kind of do cause I adore them! This challenge was somewhat of a challenge cause I am not blonde haired or blue eyed, so without a ton of peroxide and pricey contacts I decided whatever look came from this challenge there would be some bright pink!

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On a side note the last picture is probably the only picture of me cheesin’ in its existence lol.

What I Used:

Face

1. SKIN79 V.I.P. Gold Super+ B.B. Cream

2. NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in #02 Soft Beige

3. Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Sand

4. Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

5. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder

6. Pür Minerals Glow Bronzer

7. NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus

Lips

1. Pop Beauty Lip Magnetic Primer in Naked

2. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner in All About Pink

3. CoverGirl Lipstick in Temptress

4. L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush

Eyes

1. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Sheer

2. NYX Eyeshadow Base in White

3. NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Nude Pearl (eyelid)

4. NYX Box Of Eye Shadows (above crease)

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5. NYX Make-Up Artist Kit (crease)

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6. NYX Make-Up Artist Kit (brow bone)

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7. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner (upper lashline)

8. Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner (lower lashline)

9. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara

10. e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium

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