Monday, January 19, 2015

Its All In The Details......

I went to take my placement test for college a while ago so I decided I wanted to look decent while  I did it and this is the result! Good news I did well on my test! (:

 Top: Old Navy (similar herehere and here) Fuzzy Cardigan: H&M ( similar hereor here ), Velvet Leggings: H&M (similar here) circle scarf: F21

Cut-out boots: Old Navy **sale** (similar here) Moose socks: Target

I really prefer to add masculine details in all of my outfits soooo the socks and boots to me are kind of masculine and I played off of those two pieces , I practically live in this sweater too.


This facial spray isn't new to me in terms of I've heard of it before but I always forgot to buy it while I'd be shopping around for other things in Ulta, Its a shame really because I fell in love with it and its now a part of my daily routine. The downside to this is Ulta (at least mine doesn't) doesn't carry the 12 oz which sucks because you'd be paying a bit more for two 4oz bottles you can only purchase the 12 oz on Mario Badescu's site (link below) and possibly amazon.

4 oz. retails for $7.00
$8 oz. retails for $12.00
Both prices are very reasonable in my opinion, I'd call this a steal for the wonders its done for my skin over the last month. 

Contains: Rosewater, "Herbs" and Aloe

You can purchase it here or here

Leaves makeup glowy and natural
Can be used as a refresher much like Mac's Fix+
Smells like Roses more than Aloe which isn't a problem unless you hate the smell of flowers (the smell doesn't linger) 
Safe for all skin types
Sprays evenly
Travels well
Non irritating

I like to use mine right after I wash my face just before I moisturize which helps especially when I'm wearing a matte foundation then I'll spray after I powder and set my face makeup and if I feel like it sometimes after I use my setting spray (i know a bit overboard lol) 
I also found that it helped reduced the redness in my face do to an allergic reaction I was having to something and this helped clear my skin up in about a week, and the itchiness was soothed as well. I will say that my skin feels more youthful,supple and a bit radiant since I started using it....i do drink a lot more water than I have been so that's also be helping. This isn't a ground breaking formula at all you can make this at home if you'd like but if you're like me (too lazy to make it lol) then by all means buy it, its great! Its not ALL NATURAL nor does it claim to be.
Would I re-purchase? Yes!!! I love it, it changed my day time routine for the better.

Rating 10/10 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

DUPE ALERT FOR: Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick

Hello Loves!!!!

Ive been unemployed for a while now so I've been looking for more affordable products to use in place of my favorite high end or more pricey items in my collection (aside from job hunting and college) so I'm back with another dupe hope you enjoy!!!! xoxoxo

As you may (or may not) know Rimmel just came out with A new version of their Show Off/Apocalips liquid lipsticks that are now matte!!! Well I picked one up in the shade "Meteoric" and realized this is great dupe for Too Faced "Melted Berry" but for A fraction of the price at roughly $6. (in my area)

Too Faced Melted: Melted Berry 

 Excuse my face as I have no makeup on *YIKES*

Pros: Very Smooth and easy to apply
Sweet-ish smell like Sweet Tarts candy
Very thick and pigmented
semi long lasting
comfortable on the lips
cute packaging 
will last through meals/drinking

Cons: can get drying if you don't properly moisturize
some transfer does happen.
Non matte formula

You get 0.40 oz in each tube which will last for a long time in my opinion especially if you're an lipstick junky like myself. Overall I love it although I don't wear this shade as much as I'd like to. Would I re-purchase? Yes and I have. 
Rating: 9.5/10 because of transfer.

Rimmel "Show Off Velvet Mattes":Meteoric


Pros: Smooth, easy application
doe foot applicator
velvety smooth
glides on evenly
cute packaging
dries matte as it claims
there's no real scent

Cons: Not long wearing
 does not last through eating or drinking
a bit of transfer
only comes in 5 shades at the moment
you will need at least two layers to get the opacity 

The applicator was kind of hard to get out of my tube I'm not sure if the others will be the same way? All the shades aren't anything special nothing super unique hopefully they'll come out with more soon however they had a bright Orange shade which is rare to come by in the drugstore.

Here some pictures with both Melted Berry and Meteoric on my lips side by side and a hand swatch.
I will say that Meteoric is a bit darker than Melted Berry, but the textures of both are very similar when you apply them.