Help, I have the Flu! | Makeup to make you look alive.

When I get sick I turn into a walking dead extra over night. My skin loses any color, my fave breaks out, and my under eyes get dark and puffy. I mean, I look like a disaster.

See! If you’re anything like me, being sick doesn’t stop you from getting out. Even though it should!

I wanted to show you what I do, and the products I tend to reach for just to make me look human again. Keep in mind, we are NOT trying to look all glamed up and fully covered. Your skin needs to breath.


After I have cleansed and toned my face I start my prep. This doesn’t really change when I’m sick.

  • I use my favorite 100% Pure Coffee Bean eye cream. There is caffeine in this eye cream so it really helps to eliminate dark circles and bring down puffiness.
  • Then all over my face I use the Naked Aloe Cream. I got this in Ipsy and I love it. I am thinking of purchasing the full size. I also skip Primer when I use this, Aloe is supposed to be a good Primer.
  • Always moisturize your lips! I am trying to get through my last EOS balm. I do still like them, I just have so many balms.

Base Makeup

Before I do my foundation and concealer I do my brows. But, I didn’t include that in this post because I am going to do an updated brow routine.

  • Color correcting. I used the ELD peach color correcting stick under my eyes. Some how it was legit my only peach concealer. And I HATE it. It’s so dry. I guess while I am out I’ll grab a good one. But seriously. Under eye color correcting is an important step when you are sick.
  • For the rest of my face I used the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in light. This stuff is super light on the skin and helps to liven it up. I LOVE it.
  • To conceal my break outs I used the Glossier Stretch Concealer in light. This concealer has decent coverage, but is still light on the skin.

Face Color

  • I set my under eyes and Tzone with the Essence All About Matt! Powder.
  • For bronzer I used the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light. I love this bronzer, it adds just enough color to my skin.
  • I needed to hard core as some color to my cheeks. It was weird. So, I went with a pink pink blush. I used Heather Silk by Wet N Wild. Fun fact, this used to be the ONLY Blush I used, most of the way through high school. And then I discovered the Elf Blush/Bronzer in Fiji.
  • I wanted to just do a little bit of a natural glow to make my skin look healthier than it actually is right now. I highlighted with the Pacifica Sheer Golden Glow Highlight in Golden Lotus.


For the eyes we are keeping it super simple. Like, skin tone simple. So adjust these products to fit your needs.

  • I primed my eyes with the concealer I used.
  • All over my lid I used the Han single shadow in Sunset.
  • In my crease I used the DLS shadow in Teaser.
  • I used a random white in my inner corner and to highlight my brow bone.
  • I tight lined my eyes with brown. My eyes are green, so this will bring out their color more.
  • I liner my water line with a nude liner. This makes the whites of the eyes look brighter. Beauty gurus shove this tip down everyone’s throat, so I am sure you all know that by now.
  • Apply mascara!

Super simple and natural eye look.


For you lips just got with a moisturizing your lips but better type shade. I used the Burt’s Bees lipstick in Blush Basin.

Finished look

There you go! We now no longer look like a walking dead extra! This is also a good easy natural day look, I think anyway.

Throw your hair in a ponytail, put on a hoodie and some leggings. Good to go to Apple Bee’s for $1 Long Island Iceteas with your friends. And then of course to the Walgreens and Ulta in the same shopping center.

I hope you found this post useful! Y’all, I need a pore filing primer. What is your favorite? Comment below!

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Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Pomegranate Peel Off Mask | Skincare Review

I hate Flu season. My head feels like it weighs 100Lbs and my throat feels like I was swallowing needles.

When I get sick I break out, bad. Like, REAL BAD. I thought this was the perfect time to try out the Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Mask.

It retails for $3. It is a translucent pink and has a fruity scent to it, that kind of smelled like alcohol to me as well. I mean, I could smell it. So it had to be strong, but that was only during application, it did dissipate by the time I had the mask completely applied. This mask is CF and Vegan and actually pretty clean for the price!

The benefits of this mask are: (from the Ulta site)

β€’ Pomegranate, rich in Antioxidant Vitamins A and C, helps skin fight free radicals which can lead to signs of aging

β€’ Witch Hazel helps unclog pores and purify skin

β€’ Vitamin E helps soothe delicate skin.


Aqua (Water), Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Sodium Acetate, Methyl Acetate, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Red 4.

My experience:

I found that the mask applied better with my fingers than it did a brush. I tend to use one of those flat foundation brushes to apply masks, just a cheap one.

I think I applied to much product to certain spots, because it took around an hour to completely dry down, not the suggested 20 minuets.

The peeling process was fun, very reminiscent of peeling glue of my hand when I was a kid, but this was beneficial!

After I removed the mask I felt that my skin was tight and very smooth. I also noticed this the next day! It also brought a lot of blemishes I had to a head, showing that it actually was doing something to unclog my pores!

I am very pleasantly surprised with this peel off mask! β˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈ our of 5 snowmen, will repurchase!

You can purchase it, HERE! Remember, the Ulta brand always has a sale going on. Right now it is buy 2 get 2 free!!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite peel off mask? Or Ulta Beauty Mask? Comment below!

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ELF Mad For Matte β€œHoly Smokes” Palette | Review and Look.

It is no secret that the OG ELF Mad for Matte palette is good, but what about the new addition to the collection?

This $10 palette contains an array of shades from white to black-really everything you need to make a basic Smokey eye.

There is even a Forrest green and a navy blue for different options for your Smokey eye!

The shades included are:

  • A white
  • A light grey
  • A light brown
  • A more warm Brown
  • A medium brown
  • A dark brown
  • A Forrest green
  • A navy blue
  • A deep grey
  • And of course black

The look:

  • I primed my eyes with the Wet N Wild Photo Focus eye Primer. I didn’t have one from ELF, but I wanted to use a drugstore one.
  • I set it with Wet N Wild “BrΓ»lΓ©e”
  • I used the light brown as a transition.
  • Then I packed the Forrest Green shade all over my lid.
  • Then I used the warm shade to blend out that shade and to help it fade into my crease.
  • To deepen my crease and outer corner I used the black shade.
  • I then lined my eyes with my KVD Ink liner in “Trooper” and applied the BWC Mascara in “Black” which I am finally almost done with.

  • For my lower lash line I lined with a black ELF pencil.
  • Then I smudged it out with the light brown, then a little bit more with the warm shade.

Over all thoughts:

For $10 this palette is awesome. The shades are pigmented and very easy to blend. The packaging is of nice quality and you get a nicely sized mirror. My only complaint is that there isn’t a Cream shade in it. But, I have 100000 cream colored shadows, so that really isn’t that big of a deal.

You can pick it up for yourself, HERE! Make sure to join their point program, it is actually very nicely set up!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite drugstore Smokey eye palette??

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Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipstick | Swatches and Review.

I am going to be straight forward. I have not heard anyone mention the Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lips, but they were recently on sale at Sephora and Ulta for $10…so I bought the shades that struck my taste. I think these are usually around $18.

The formula is not meant to dry down matte. It is supposed to have the same lasting power of what you normally think of as a liquid lip, but it stays shiny. I am going to be real with you, I am starting to fall of the matte lip train. I am starting to reach for gloss as toppers a ton, so this product seemed like it was going to hit all my wants in one product.

From left to right:

  • Peekaboo
  • Hopeless Romantic
  • I’m Bossy
  • Bite Me


Peekaboo is a pale pink. It’s looks better in person. I actually really enjoy this shade and I usually don’t do pink pink.

Hopeless Romantic

Hopeless Romantic is a warmer pink. I actually love this shade on me, so I think this is one of my favorites.

I’m Bossy

Y’all, talk about red. In person this is the most legit red. I love it. In fact the ONLY person I have ever heard talk about this line was a friend walking through Sephora who pointed this shade out to me ages ago. Apparently she tried a sample and was in love with the shade. So I had to have it for myself. It makes me think of Christmas. πŸŽ„

Bite Me

Bite me is a deep berry red. I love this sort of shade this time of year.

Over all thoughts:

I really love the lighter shades. They are perfect, not patchy at all. The darker shades are pretty patchy, but I find when I use a liner with them that this issue is remedied. For $10 I think the purchase was worth it, but I can’t see myself purchasing anymore for full price.

I am going to give the over all line πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ out of five kisses due to the patchiness. This shouldn’t be happening for a Lip product that cost around $18 (or is it $16?) when not on sale.

Wear test:

This was right after applying “Hopeless Romantic”. I also used a nude Essence lip liner with it, but literally only to line my lips, not fill them in.

Ignore my Foundation break down. This is four hours and one drink

Later. I do find that these break down much faster then a matte lip would, but I expected this. It’s sticker so it’s easier to transfer on to drinks, food, and between your lips. Normally, I would touch up my lips, but for the sake of my post I did not.

I like these, just don’t buy them expecting your glossy lip to last all day long with the Too Faced Melted Latex.

I hope you found this post helpful! What are your thoughts in this product? Comment below!

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Huda Beauty Warm Obsession Eyeshadow Palette | Look and Review

How is everyone? Good? I hope so.

Not too long ago I did hauled quite a few makeup items, and I am finally getting around to playing with them! Holidays really get in the way of my makeup play time.

The Huda Beauty Obsession palettes are at Sephora and they retail for $27. They are adorable. Look at the little guy!

The warm palette specifically contains 8 matters shades and 1 shimmer. If you really enjoy mattes I would definitely check this specific palette out.

Personally, I love warm shades. Even if they weren’t super trendy right now I would still love them.


All of the shades are buttery and nicely pigmented. There is quite a bit of powder kick back, but it is easy to knock off the excess product.

I was a bit thrown off by the plum in the palette, it does however, have a red under tone so I can see how it fits. Over all, I think the palette is nicely thought out. I also wanted to make sure to mention that even though the palette is small, you are still getting 9 nicely sized pans of eyeshadow.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance then set it with the lightest shade in the palette. I also used this shade to highlight my brow bone and blend out harsh edges.
  • For my transition shade, I used the matte light brown. It is the second shade in the last row.
  • To deepen my outer part of my lid I used the burnt orange almost red shade. It is the last shade in the palette.
  • All over my lid I applied the almost pink shade. It is the first shade in the third row.
  • To really deepen my crease I used the red shade.
  • To blend everything together I used the orangy-brown. The second shade in the palette.
  • On my lower lash line I went in with that red shade and buffed it out with the orangey brown.
  • I applied the Kay Von D Ink liner in “Trooper” to do my wing.
  • I tight lined with the Ulta automatic liner in “brown”. I also used this to line water line.
  • For Mascara I used the Beauty Without Cruelty Volumizing Mascara in “Black”

Over all thoughts:

Y’all. The full sized Huda Beauty palettes are $65. I wasn’t too into the one I swatched.But, holy hell, this little $27 palette blew my mind! Yes, $27 is expensive-still. I understand I am a college student, start Beauty school soon, and work as a data entry personal for a travel company. I don’t have a ton of money. But, I am getting my money’s worth out of this palette.

You can do dramatic looks, simple looks, day or night looks. Just with these nine shades!!

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ out of 5 fires. Get it? Because it’s warm.

Have y’all tried these palettes? Which is your favorite? Comment below!

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Nov. 2017 Beauty Empties | Look at my trash!

I love my Empties bin, so I have to include it in the post. This month seemed to fly by! I have no idea how I went through so much stuff. Let’s jump it to this post, it may be a long one.

Code: Yrp= yes, repurchase

Nrp= would not repurchase

Hair Care

Natur-all Hair Club Avocado Mask: Read my post about this product, Here. YRP

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo: I wish Garnier was CF so I could purchase this shampoo. I loved it. It smelt amazing and made my hair so soft. I have one more in back stock. NRP

Pantene Medium-Thick Strengthening Shampoo: I have no thoughts on this product. I can’t really remember it. NRP

OGX Coconut Curls Shampoo & Conditioner Sample: This Sample was okay. Nothing impressive. Smelled nice. NRP

Aussie 3 Minuet Miracle Travel Size: I really don’t get what all the hype is over this product. It didn’t do anything impressive. Maybe I tried the wrong one? NRP

Juice Organics Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size: I used these while in KY. They gave a nice lather, smelled amazing, and made my hair so soft!! YRP

Nexxus City Shield DD CrΓ¨me: I got this from Influenster and it took me ages to get through. I didn’t really notice it doing anything for my hair and the scent wasn’t that great. NRP

Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo: My Mom didn’t like this so she gave it to me. I found that it left a pretty bad white cast on my hair. NRP

Klorane Dry Shampoo: This is a Travel Size, the full size is really expensive and I don’t think it is worth the price. Drugstore dry shampoos Work just as well. NRP

Body Care

Secret Cool Waterlily Deodorant: No thoughts on this. I don’t like gel deodorant. NRP

Degree Dry Protection Anti-Perspirant: works fine, but I prefer natural deodorant. NRP

Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Body Wash: This body wash did not irritate my skin. I am pretty sure my brother was using it as well. It was nice. However, it is not CF. NRP

Green Tidings Lavender Deodorant: I found that this Deodorant worked fantastic! It smells nice and was long lasting. YRP

Skin Care

Manefit Lavender Wrinkle & Lifting Mask: I literally remember nothing about this mask. NRP

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask: This Mask was really nice! It felt great on my skin and did not aggravate it in anyway. YRP

Derma-E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub: This stuff is awesome!! It made my face feel really clean and tingly! YRP

Epielle Charcoal Nose Strips: These were $2 and just like the Biore strips. YRP

Fresh Garden Manuka Honey Mask: See my thoughts, Here.

Drunk Elephant B-hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: See my thoughts, Here.


Ulta Setting Spray: I love this setting spray. I just stocked up on it actually. YRP.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow Pencil “Blonde Moment”: I wanted to love this product, because it is so inexpensive! But, it made my brows look green. NRP

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: I actually think the Ulta one works just as well! I will not be spending money on the full-size. NRP


Mainstays Hazelnut and Cream Candle: I love the Mainstays candles. They are like $5 and huge. This scent was awesome. YRP

Beauticontrol Brown Sugar Lotion: I think my cousin used to sell beauticontrol and that’s how I ended up with it. I did not like this lotion. It has an underlying scent of sunscreen. It was strange. NRP

Juicy Couture: This perfume took me ages to use up. It was a bit too fruity for me. NRP

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black: This is one of my favorite perfumes. I think I am going to splurge on the full-size. YRP

Lady GaGa Fame: I actually love this scent! I can’t find anything about the CF stance though…

Mark HollyWood Pink: Mark is an offset of Avon, who is not CF. I did like this scent though. Oh well. NRP

Oral Care

Sensodyne Deep Clean and Crest Pro-Health: My thoughts on both of these are the same. They are a good toothpaste, but not natural. I prefer natural oral care. NRP

What did you use up this month? Comment below!

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Ipsy Offer | Sunset Monochromatic Collection β˜€οΈ

*This set is no longer available, but there are some pretty neat sets currently available.*

Y’all know I love these Ipsy offers, and I really love sharing them with you. I am a super nosy person so seeing what is in sets other people purchase makes me happy, so I just assume everyone is the same way. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Em Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud “Faded Clementine ” $16 FullSize Some how I have never tried an Em product, even though I have been subscribed to Ipsy for a pretty long time. From what I could tell the packaging wasn’t too impressive and the products were about the same. From this lip color I have to disagree. The packaging is beautiful, and I love the shade and the light weight formula.

I can not wait to try it out on my lips and update y’all.

Ofra Blush/eyeshadow “country road”$15 I really love Ofra products. Their pressed powders are always so pigmented.

I am really loving the orange blush trend. By the way, the pigmentation is BOMB.

Pink Pewter eyeshadow “Kua Bay” $3.50 Value I have never heard of this brand before. I have browsed their site though. Everything is very affordably priced and seems to be largely vegan and gluten free.

The pigmentation is great. I think this shade is stunning and pretty unique. Orange with a satin finish. Their shadows come in 3 sizes, I think that’s cool. This one is the small.

Dirty Little Secret Eyeshadow “Teaser” $12 This shadow is the perfect warm toned, matte transition shade. I have never tried a DLS shadow, but so far I am impressed. They have a $38 Palette, I am tempted to pick it up.

The formula is so soft. I think I am going to be reaching for this Single a lot. I need to get another magnetic palette so I can start depotting more shadows!

Nomad Intense Eyeshadow “Cohiba” $7.20 I love bronze shadows. No matter how much I want to try colorful eyeshadows, I always reach for neutrals. My boyfriend has even pointed this out and it’s only been around three months we have been together. Granted we were friends for much longer.🀣 The point of my rambling is, I always welcome a new neutral shadow from a brand I haven’t tried before.

Holy pigmentation! Do y’all see that! That’s one swipe! It’s stunning. I am so excited to try this little angle in a look!

Doucce Freematic Blush “Orange Zen” $14.50 Value I think I am the only Ipsy sub yet to get a product from Doucce, until now anyway.

Like I said, I am digging the orange/coral blushes. I will probably get a ton of use out of this shade. Have any of y’all built a palette or whatever from the freematic system? Let me know, I would love to see it.Pacifica Nail Polish “Desert Princess” $8.99 I am trying to clear out my nail polish collection. I rarely paint my nails, so I am trying to make sure all the polishes I own are clean. This one from Pacifica definitely is. I think this shade will be perfect for the spring and summer!

Guys, for $15 I got products valuing around $77!! Is that not awesome!?

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