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Today’s Make Up: A “Rose Romance” At The “Soirée”

It’s Thursday!! Halloween is literally right around the corner, who else is super excited?! Although I am not doing anything especially fun, just taking the kids out trick or treating, but seeing them all excited is enough. :P

So a couple of family friends came to visit Arizona the last couple of days and will be leaving Monday. They wanted to visit the Grand Canyon while they’re here cause ya know… If you’re in Arizona, you just HAVE to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world that is the Grand Canyon. I went along with them as the purpose of a tour guide. LOL. We left early in the morning and came back around 3 PM.

It’s been a good while since I’ve been tot he Grand Canyon myself. The last time was to also take family members. See? I told you! Anyone from out of state comes to Arizona, no matter how little time they have will have to make a pit stop to the Grand Canyon. Only for us Arizonans is the Grand Canyon not a hype.

But anyway, light makeup on the face today. I literally sat in the car for 4 hours and was there for about 3 hours.

Today's Make Up: A "Rose Romance" At The "Soiree"

Olay Complete  All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 15 for Combination/Oily Skin (not pictured)
Avene Thermal Spring Water (not pictured)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin 3-in-1 Concealer For Eyes in Buff
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny

ELF Eyelid Primer
ELF Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soirée
L’Oreal 24HR Infallible Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
ELF Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Little Miss Thing
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

the Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance

It is 4:30 and I am so tired. Time to wipe off the makeup, shower and rest up. Early day tomorrow. Too much to do, too little time.

Hope you’re all having a good day, Enjoy the rest of your night.

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Combined Haul – Hautelook Orders: NYX, the Balm, Sephora by OPI, Pixi, Pop Beauty

Wednesday greetings everyone! Hope you’re all having a fantastic Hump Day. :P D-2 until Halloween, who else is excited?!

So it’s been a while, but I have somewhat managed my “see everything, buy everything” or the “I want I get” syndrome. LOL. I emphasize on the somewhat part because being a makeup-aholic like myself, how am I to completely shut myself off from buying more makeup? The products I will mention today are all Hautelook orders I have made within this past month. I pick up a few things here and there and figured it’ll be a waste of a post entry so might as well wait until everything arrived and do a combined haul. So this is what today’s post is all about, a combined haul of Hautelook orders.

Let’s start off with my first order from NYX Cosmetics, I picked up two eyeshadow collections.

Hautelook Order: NYX


– Love in Florence 5 Color Shadow Palette in Eat, Love, Be Fab (LIF02)
+  Glam Shadow Stick in Rose Gold
– Love in Rio 3 Color Shadow Palette in Sway With Lola (LIR13)
+ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Oyster
+ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pacific

The first eyeshadow palette I got is from the Love in Florence collection. It came with a 5 shadow palette and a shadow stick. As you can probably see, the palette is very Earthy, with neutral colors; even the salmony pink and green seems to give off that Earthy vibe. The shadow stick is called Rose Gold so you can already guess it’s a rose gold-ish shade. Haha.

The second palette is from the Love in Rio collection. This palette came with 3 shadows and two Jumbo Eye Pencils. The three shades include a baby pink, baby blue and very beige; as for the eye pencils, one is a pearly lilac while the other is a pearly sea blue.

Both palette, I feel, is perfect for Spring, the pastel, neutral Earthly colors. Don’t y’all think so?

Next batch of order is from the Balm, a brand that’s recently become a fast favorite.

Hautelook Order: the Balm

the Balm

– Instain Long Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Argyle
– How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream Palette
– Mary-Lou Manizer
Stainiac in Beauty Queen

I might be the last person to jump onto this band wagon but I finally got my first ever Instain blush! Out of the… five or six shades available, I picked up Argyle, a dusty rose pink shade. If I end up liking this Instain formula, I might purchase the other shades. I do have the rest of the Balm’s blushes like Hot Mama and Down Boy and I do love those a bunches.

As soon as I saw this cream palette, I knew I just HAD to get it. In face, it was the first item I added to my cart. The packaging is super cute, the shades looked amazing and since Winter is just around the corner, I thought it was appropriate to stock up on cream blushes. Yeah, during the Winter, I tend to use cream blushes because it looks more natural, as if you’re really blushing from the cold.

I loved Cindy-Lou Manizer so much I had to pick up Mary-Lou. While both are highlighters, Cindy-Lou is more pinkish while Mary-Lou is more yellow. I’ve realized that I have been reaching for Mary-Lou more often now because it not only complements my skin tone more, it complements my the blushes I use as well.

Y’all know how much I already love this lip stain. It isn’t as long lasting as Benefits or my Peri Pera but it does do a fine job of staining if I do not eat or drink. Unlike Benefit where the tint is water based, Stainiac is a gel and you apply it with a doe foot applicator. It does not leave a tackiness feel or does it have a smell that’s bothersome. Love it so much I bought 3 more for back up…

Next up, more Sephora by OPI Nail Colors… :D This time, Fall and Winter shades.

Hautelook Order: Sephora by OPI

TOP – Left to Right: Dance Til Fawn, Fiercely Fabulous, Good Thing We Bling!, Hi Def, It’s Bouquet With Me, Keep Me In The Mistletoes
BOTTOM – Left to Right: Leaf Him At The Altar, Metro Chic, Mr. Right Now, Set The Mood, What’s Your Sign?

Sephora by OPI

Nail Colors in
– Dance Til Fawn
– Fiercely Fabulous
– Good Thing We Bling!
– Hi Def
– It’s Bouquet With Me
– Keep Me In The Mistletoes
– Leaf Him At The Altar
– Metro Chic
– Mr. Right Now
– Set The Mood
– What’s Your Sign?

Love these nail colors oh so much that I had to pick up 11 more shades. I actually picked up 12 initially but one shade became out of stock so I ended up with 11. Of the 11 I did pick up, 9 are stand alone nail colors, while two are more of a top coat or for accents because they are composed of large glitter particles.

Good Thing We Bling! is super perfect for the holiday season, I mean it has large red and green glitter specks and gold micro shimmers. Very, very beautiful.

I did use Metro Chic and Leaf Him At The Altar already. Check ‘em out if you’re interested. :P

As a matter of fact, I actually used another one of the nail color from above in my Halloween Spooks manicure this week. That bright orange I used for the Jack-O’-Lantern, is no other than Hi Def, that in your face orange on the top, third one from the right.

Last but not least, my Pixi and POP Beauty order that consists of three, but now two items.

Hautelook Order: Pop Beauty & Pixi

Pixi & Pop Beauty

– Pixi Nail Color in Lime Lustre
Pop Beauty Nail Glam Nail Polish in Pink Popsicle

I actually ordered two POP Beauty nail colors but Hautelook messed up my order and sent me only one but charged me for two. I already sent them an email so hopefully we’ll get it sorted out. But doesn’t the pink look super gorgeous?!

If y’all remember, I was raving about Lime Lustre a while ago. Unfortunately, I was only able to use that once before I regrettably broke the bottle and all was gone. I loved the shade so much that when I saw Pixi was featured on Hautelook and Lime Lustre was one of the nail colors, I had to repurchase it.

Manicure Monday: The Lone Strawberry

That concludes this combined haul from Hautelook. Is there anything specific y’all want to see? Let me know! You all enjoy the rest of your night now.

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Today’s Make Up: Pink Glama-ZOID

Hiiiiiiii guuuuys!! And it is another Tuesday, but not just any Tuesday; it is the Tuesday before Halloween!! :D Three more days guys.

I finally had the time to take the kiddo cousins out to get their costumes… Man were they super excited! I was never able to go out trick or treating when I was a kid so seeing my cousins stoked about it makes me happy. Can’t wait to take them out this Friday, should be fun.

Any who, on the face today for a short while. While.. LOL. I’m curious. Who here reads it while with the ‘W’ and who reads it wHile emphasizing the ‘H’?

Hahaha, but yes, a few products on the face today. Some stuff I had tucked away for far too long and only rediscovered it this morning.

Today's Make Up: Pink Glama-ZOID

Olay Complete  All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 15 for Combination/Oily Skin (not pictured)
Avene Thermal Spring Water (not pictured)
Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette in Hidden Agenda
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny

ELF Eyelid Primer
S.A.L.T.Y Cosmetics Loose Luxury Mineral Eyeshadow in Glama-ZOID
NYX The Curve in Black
Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara

City Color Lip Lush Luscious Lip Crayon in Dark Pink
Jane Cosmetics Sparkle Gloss in Sparkle Pink

On the actual face, just my daily hydrating moisturizer with SPF, a little bit of concealer, a lightweight setting powder to set the concealer and a bit of every day bronzer to sculpt my face. And finally, I have made it a permanent final step to mist my face with some Avene Thermal Spring Water.

I received this S.A.L.T.Y Cosmetics Loose Mineral Eyeshadow in my iPsy bag a long while ago. I’ve used this shadow no more than a dozen times before it got pushed back to the back of my drawers where it sat ever since. Have I mentioned before that I love rediscovering old favorites? This shade seems to be an iridescent pearly shade however, when applied, it comes out to be an iridescent pinkish-lilac shade. Very beautiful to use on lazy makeup days to brighten up the eyes, like how I used it today. Haha. I applied it with my finger, just dabbing it all over my lids. Then I thinly lined my eyes and mascaraed.

Since my face is basically bare and my eyes are kept to the utmost minimum, I wanted to add a little color to pull the whole look together. I applied the Luscious Lip Crayon  all over my lips then topped it off with Jane Cosmetics Sparkle Gloss. I rarely use this gloss because although it is gorgeous on the lips, I dislike the tackiness it has. But I only had it one for a short while so it was bearable.

I hope you are all having a great day. Please enjoy the res of your day and have a great rest of the week!

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