ebay 20 Piece Makeup Brush Set

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

To me it seems like everyone in the beauty world is obsessed with contouring and brushes, myself included. However, when it comes to buying different products and tools I firmly believe in sticking to a budget and finding a secret gem.

After browsing ebay for a little while I came cross these black makeup brushes that came in a set of 20 brushes. I thought for $8 why not give them a try. You have no idea how surprised I was to find out that these brushes are really nice. Shipping took exactly a week so that isn't too bad. 

My number one pet peeve about brushes is shedding. It grosses me out to the fullest to have a little fiber or hair stuck to my face while I'm putting on my makeup. These brushes do not shed at all. I have been constantly pulling on them over the past few days and I've had no shedding.

The only thing I can say negative about these bushes is that the handle might not be durable in the long run. They are super light so just watch for that if you decide to try them out
Pros - 
No shedding
No smells
Wash easily

Cons - 
Light (handle might no be durable)

Check them out here!

L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Friday, January 23, 2015

This foundation has turned out to be pleasantly surprising to me. I can never expect too much out of drugstore foundations because they can easily let you down. However, I can give this foundation two thumbs up for sure. I picked mine up at Walmart in the color Golden Beige 104 for $11.88. 

What L'Oréal says - 
Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.

My take - 
I have oily skin. Very, very oily skin. Drugstore foundations typically don't do well with oily skin but Infallible worked perfectly. With medium converge I love the way the foundation looks without being too heavy. However, there are not a whole lot of darker shades for my ladies with color so that's a pretty big draw back. It dries quickly so you don't have to wait and wait for the foundation to set. I can't say it lasts 24 hours because in all honesty, who is wearing their makeup for that long?? Sitting at almost $12, the foundation is a little on the pricey side for the drugstore but I do believe it is one of the better, if not the best.   

Pros - 
Works well with oily skin
Matte but not dull
Sits perfectly for around 8 hours
Soft and lightweight

Cons - 
Not enough shades and every tube looks extremely similar to each other. 
A little pricey 
Not great with dry skin so use a good primer and moisturizer before

MAC Siss and NYX Dupe Echo

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hey Dolls,

I love nude lipsticks. They can be so beautiful when you find the shade that goes with your skin tone. The other day I got a question about what is my go to nude lipstick. My favorite nude lip is Siss by MAC. This shade is so versatile that you can pair it with peaches and pinks or a dark smokey eye. It has a satin finish that isn't as drying as other MAC lipsticks so it can be worn daily without making you crack and peel.
Since I do where Siss almost daily I do go through tubes of it pretty quickly. MAC lipsticks aren't exactly cheap nor are they too expensive but I know it's always good to have a cheaper alternative you can turn to. 
I've been searching for a good less expensive dupe that compares to Siss for my dolls who don't have a desire to spend too much on their daily lipsticks. NYX has the shade Echo that is almost exactly the same as Siss. Literally, the only difference is that Echo has a little bit more shine than Siss. Other than that, you still get the same creamy texture with great coverage and pigment. You can grab Siss for $15 at MAC or Echo at your local beauty supply store for $3

How To Revive Your Hair Extensions

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I know one of the biggest questions people have when they are considering purchasing any time of hair extension is will their purchase last a long time. If your are like me I wear my wigs and extensions daily and I am always putting heat and products in them. That kind of wear and tear dries the hair out and can lead to your extensions not lasting as long as they should. It is extremely important that you wash and condition your extensions with care and give them attention so that they remain moisturized and full of life. So anywhere from once a week to ever other week I like to wash and deep condition whatever type of hair extensions I'm wearing at the time whether it is a wig or clip ins. My routine is pretty simple and bring life instantly back to dry unmanageable extensions. 

What you need:

Mild Shampoo
Your favorite oil or hair serum
Wide tooth comb
Plastic grocery bag 

1 - Gently wash hair in warm water and rinse thoroughly 

2 -  Saturate hair in conditioner. Be sure all the hair is generously coated in condition


3 - Place extensions in a plastic grocery bag. Tie off and make sure there is no air in the bag

4 - Place the plastic bag in the microwave for 1 minute

5 - In a bowl add a little water, and 5-6 drops of your favorite hair oil or serum. Stir until well mixed

6 - Take the extensions out of the plastic bag and place them in the bowl. Be careful they will be hot. Leave for 5 minutes 

7 - Rince out hair with cold water. Squeeze out excess water with a towel, brush through extensions with a wide tooth comb and leave them out to air dry 

My Favorite Foundations

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello Dolls!
I typically stick to the same foundations and just keep them in rotation depending on what look I'm trying to go for. Makeup Forever HD Invisible Foundation and MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation are  my go to foundations. I apply them both with a beauty blender for easy and seamless application. I have oily skin that tends to breakout easily and these foundations both look beautiful on my skin. 


I like to use this foundation when I won't be outside or wearing makeup for more than a few hours. The foundation doesn't really do well to wear for long periods of time. I would say if your skin has blemishes or dark spot use a concealer along with the foundation to cover those areas. For more dry and normal skin types this foundation is perfect and sits well on the skin. However using this foundation with oily skin can cause a problem with looking shiny after a few hours. So without a powder you will be oily shortly after applying 

Pros - 
Natural Matte Finish
Photographs beautiful
Light weight
Blends well

Cons - 
Can be hard to find a good color match
Doesn't work well with oily skin

I love a full coverage and flawless finish to daily makeup and tend to reach for MAC's Fix Fluid foundation the most. You really only have to use a little to take care of your whole face and if you choose there really isn't a need to use a setting powder. Ive heard from people that the formula has an odd smell but to me I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. When you first apply the foundation it does have a heavy feeling but it won't last just wait a few minutes for it to dry and set. 

Pros - 
Flawless finish full coverage
A little goes a long way
Blends well
Works good with Oily skin

Cons - 
Can be cakey/ heavy
No pump included
can be messy 

Find both of these foundations below.

ASOS Fall Giveaway

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hey Dolls!
Fall season is finally here! 
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Eva Wigs Review

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hey Dolls!
Wigs, wigs, wigs! I am an avid wig wearer and lover. The wonderful people over at Eva Wigs gave me a great opportunity to try out one of their custom wigs. Here are some of the particulars. 
Wig Specs:
Style - CEW112
Color - #2
Hair type - 100% Human Indian Remy
Length - 24inches
Density - 100% Medium
Construction - glueless
Baby hair - Around the perimeter
I love the length of the wig because it gives you a lot of options to work with when styling. I'm not a big fan of Indian remy hair because it tends to "swell" in humid weather, but this grade is probably the best I've worn. I haven't had much problems with the wig tangling although if you do not take care of the unit properly you will see matting and tangling. 

Curls and Straitening
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say the hair takes and keeps curls at a 5. The curls come out beautifully and will hold for about 4 hours but they do tend to frizz up a little as the day goes on. As for keeping the hair straight, the wig does extremely well and has a lot of life when its straight.

I've washed this wig twice since I've received it and each time it bounces back to the gorgeous original wave pattern. Sometimes when you wash wigs it does dry them out considerably but I haven't had any problems with loosing shine and moisture in the hair. 

The wig is glueless and has lace all over the entire unit. I do wish the knots were bleached but the parting is great when you just add a little concealer. Of course wearing a nude wig cap underneath the wig absolutely helps.  

If you are new to wigs I think this unit is a good place to start. The maintenance is low and the hair can take a lot of wear and tear. You can throw it on and go daily and it looks extremely natural without having to be a wig guru to make the wig look beautiful. 

Be sure to check out Eva Wigs!
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