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Adventures in the e.l.f. Cosmetics store.ย 

I finally had the time to meet one of my best friends in NYC. When she asked me what I would like to see I told her: 

 1. Sailors (it was Fleet Week and 2. The e.l.f. Cosmetics Store (because it exists). This company is expanding and opening more stores including one that will open right by me in July. But it was not July yet and I’m impatient. So off we went. 

Here’s what I got:

 I am seriously the worst photographer when it comes to makeup blog posts. What is that? 

I cannot resist lipstick. It’s an addiction as deep as my love for coffee and icecream, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Here is a brief description of the lippies. 

  • The long tube is a dual sided lipstic called “I Love Pinks!” 
  • The clear tube is called Touch of Blush. 
  • The gloss is Pageant Princess
  • The foundation is not a lipstick (duh) but it it is the acne formula. My breakouts are pretty good now, but I figured it could be a good lightweight foundation. 
  • The Rose gold liquid eyeshadow was disappointing. It barely stays on and you have to layer it to show up. 

Here are some lip swatches:


ANNNNDSome live action shots:



There you have it. Some e.l.f products for you, and most are worth the couple of bucks they cost. Barely any sailor sightings though. Booo

Till next time,

Smooches! ๐Ÿ’‹

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The Lipstick Project: e.l.f. Extra Gloss “Luke”

My boyfriend’s name is Dominic, but I just fell in love with Luke. Luke is the most amazing thing that has happened to my lips.
Btw, this is a gloss I am talking about
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Can you believe that is a 2.00 gloss?!! The color is so rich and vampy.

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That bathroom lighting, sigh. It takes away from my B.A.M.F. Factor this gloss gives me.

This is ALOT of color, and if you fear it is too much, you can blot it down to this beautiful classic wine:

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Pros:
๐Ÿ’‹Feels like buttah on the lips.
๐Ÿ’‹Costs 2.00
๐Ÿ’‹ Looks like it’s a luxury gloss.
๐Ÿ’‹ Wears like a lipstick.
๐Ÿ’‹ So. Much. Pigment.

Cons:
๐Ÿ’‹ These new glosses are in stores, but for some reason Luke is only on the e.l.f. website
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I will be doing a full post on these soon, because I have also gotten to know a few other colors: Mark, Michael, and Joe.
They are not all Apostle names because there is a Brett color too. I’m pretty sure Brett was not at the Last Supper. He’s more of a character in 80’s movies.

Till next time,
Smooches!
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e.l.f Cosmetics Concealer Review

Shopping for elf cosmetics is like going on a shopping spree at a dollar store. You may be amazed by how far your dollar can go, but many times the quality is just not there. That’s ok, because in those moments you tell yourself: Dude, it was two dollars.
Such is the case with my recent concealer haul from their website.
Now, let me be clear,
I am a HUGE fan of their:

๐Ÿ’‹Professional Brushes
๐Ÿ’‹Moisturizing Lipsticks
๐Ÿ’‹Cream Eyeliners
๐Ÿ’‹Mascaras

Ok, so now that I’ve listed the positives let’s get to these concealers.
Spoiler Alert: I bought three different formulas in 6 different colors. I liked 2 out of 4
The Duds:
๐Ÿ’‹ elf All Over Cover Stick in Rosy Beige and Honey
๐Ÿ’‹ elf Tone Correcting Concealer Rosy Beige and Honey

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Yeah, I am NOT a honey shade. Lesson learned.
Pros and Cons Time…
๐Ÿ’‹ I like the idea of the All Over Cover Stick.
It’s a nice little size, and the Rosy Beige tone is a pretty light peach shade which looked ok under my eyes. But the fragrance is a no no. It’s a citrus scent. Why does someone’s face have to smell like an orange? I could not use it by my eyes because it was irritating, so there was no way in hell I was using it on my blemish prone skin.
๐Ÿ’‹ The Tone Correcting Concealer is laughable. Neither color works and they both have that same perfume smell. The swatches looked ridiculous on my hand, so I spared my face of the nonsense.

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Total Amount Lost: 6 dollars
On to what I liked…

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๐Ÿ’‹ These are 3 dollars each, oil AND fragrance free and they provide a decent amount of coverage.
Check it out:

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Even though they are oil-free I felt nervous wearing it. So I decided to wash it off and just use both shades under my eyes with my current foundation from Dermablend.

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Not terrible. Kind of like it. I prefer the beige for face blemishes and the nude for my eyes because it is peachy.
So, what did we learn today?
๐Ÿ’‹ If you are going to try an elf concealer, go for the maximum coverage formula. It’s oil and fragrance free and if you have a similar skin tone to mine, you will be pleased with the shades.
Boy, my skin is pissed now from all this experimentation. Time to wash it off!
Till next time
Smooches!๐Ÿ’‹

Saturday Beauty Stash!

I actually don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis…
So I find myself trying out elaborate looks right before I jump in the shower. Kind of a waste, but it’s fun nonetheless.
The Products
A mix of high and lo end from my beauty stash.
Lorac Pro Palette 2
Stila Smudge Stick in Navy
NYX Shadow in Coquette (for blending).
E.L.F Shimmering Facial Whip(eyeshadow base and cheek color)
NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops Exsplosif (lovvvvvveโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ)
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Time to wash it all off!
Till next time…
Smooches! ๐Ÿ’‹

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