I Bought This Shit

I want to start doing monthly recommendations of stuff and things. I don’t want to do only makeup products, but I want to just recommend stuff I liked that I got new throughout the month. It’s been done before, I know, but I want to do it, so STRAP IN!

The Avengers:

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I know this movie is SUPER OLD, and you may be thinking “I hope this bitch didn’t JUST SEE THIS MOVIE.” I’ve actually been neck-deep in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years, and this movie is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I just purchased the movie this month. It was a really good deal! $20 for both The Avengers and Age Of Ultron! So I bought it, and fell in love with it all over again.

Warm Vanilla Sugar Spray from Bath and Body Works:

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My Aunt gave this to me as a “I kinda love you” present! I like sweet scents that have a bit of warmth to them, and this is exactly everything I’ve ever wanted in a scent. I know, another super old product that I’ve recently fallen in love with! SUE ME!

My fish’s fish tank:

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I bought it because he really needed a bigger one! It used to be so dark, and small, and sad, but now it has color, and life, and he’s killing it in this tank! He has some silk plants coming in the mail soon so it will be even better in a few short days! He’s still getting used to it, but once he does it’ll be amazing!

Connor Franta’s “Validate Me” Sweatshirt:

If you know anything about me, you know I love my Connor Franta products! From his books to his music compilations, I just can’t seem to get enough! This sweatshirt IS THE MOST COMFY MOTHERFLUFFER IN THE WORLD! I’m so in love with it. The color is gorgeous, it fits my aesthetic, and is so on brand for me it isn’t even funny. The price tag had me sweating, but I felt like a million bucks once it came in.

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Surprisingly I think that’s all I’ve bought this month! That was a short one, but it was filled with goodies! I wish I had a coupon code to give out for stuff, but alas, I don’t! Just words, and opinions, and this little blog 🙂

As always:

Stay Classy, Sassy, and Smart Assy
XOXO

Em

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It’s a gosh darn makeup tutorial

I had over an hour of footage to edit together, and this took me two days to film, two hours to edit, and two hours to export in order to make it viewable!! I’m glad it’s finally up because I literally put off editing this video for  days because I have no motivation… it’s fine. I know I’m not an expert, and the faces I make while putting on my makeup are awkward, but this was fun so I hope you enjoy!

Why anyone would sit through twenty minutes of me speaking is beyond me, but I’m glad you have that kind of patience.

If you do want to visit my social media it is under the page “Want To See The Rest Of My Life?”

Comment how many times I say “it’s fine” in this video because it was a lot.

Hope you have fun watching me fumble through this “masterpiece”!

(It’s a good link, and it took a really long time to upload so I hope it’s a damn good link)

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Brush Crush

Okay guys OBVIOUSLY I was far too lazy to edit together the tutorial I filmed so I’m writing a (late af) post about something to make up for my absolute lack of motivation:

BRUSHES!!!!
I have a few that I absolutely love and are some of the most useful things I’ve ever bought! I thought I’d share some of my experiences, and love of these fabulous brushes, to make up for not posting the video up this week.
I was going to edit the video and put it up (a day late but still this week), but I kept putting it off. I am the Dan Howell of blog posts who promises regular uploads and FAILS.
(No shade to Dan he’s great)
Okay, let’s get started!
First I’m going to talk about the beauty blender. Everyone is using this little sponge, and I bought the ten dollar one from walmart. It works great, and I use it for my concealer everyday!
Now that I’ve addressed that…
Retractable kabuki brush by EcoTools! $9.99
It is one of the softness mother f***ers I’ve ever used in my life! It is dense enough to do it’s job while also being super soft. The case keeps the brush free from dust and such as well!
Prismatic Oval Brush Set from MODA! $16
These brushes are so beautiful I can’t believe my eyes! They look beautiful, and are so soft! They are also cruelty free and 100% vegan!
Wet n Wild Large Eyeshadow Brush! $.99
Boy was this brush a bargain! And it does everything I need it to do without a fuss! It’s a good brush! And the price makes it even better! Wet n Wild has a great line of brushes that are affordable that everyone should check out!
INSPR 282 eye fluff! $12
I got this brush in my ipsy package, so I didn’t purchase it, but I fell in love with it immediately! It does wonders for blending, and I can’t believe I ever did my makeup without its help!
LUXIE Pink Small Angle 215! $14
I also got this in my ipsy package, but I love how useful this brush is. It’s also really cute! Super soft, and very easy to clean! I love that this brush is one of the smallest that I own because it helps with small details in your eye makeup!
Sorry this one was really short, and not too interesting, but there’s not much you can say about brushes other than that they work! All of these work, and I recommend these brands. Ipsy tends to open my eyes to lots of new brands that are cruelty free, which is really helpful!
I hope you feel happy today!
xoxo
Em

Favorites!!

So I’m doing as I promised last week: putting down my favorite products that I use on my face. When I do my makeup I literally beat my face. I either look like I’m going to a ball, or I’ve done every drug in the world. That’s my look. So I’m going to start with the first step, and work my way up!

Moisturizer:

Symphony Beauty Snow Cream Moisturizer

I like this one because it feels like water on my skin, not sticky, not thick, just a nice smooth layer. My skin always feels hydrated. It’s a great way to create a base for your makeup routine.

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Primer:

ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer

This one is a dupe for the Smashbox HD primer, and I was skeptical at first, but I fell in love with it. It keeps my makeup from sliding around, and I will never use anything else. Any Elf primer will do. They have a few different ones for specific problems. Like, if you’re battling redness, or something. Check. them. out.

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Concealer: (I don’t use foundation because I haven’t found one I like yet)

NYX HD studio photogenic concealer in Fair. It’s a great concealer and it’s not expensive. I use it everywhere except for under my eyes! It’s a great match for me!

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LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Natural. This is also another price conscious brand, and I can’t find it in stores, but I bought it online! I was worried because I couldn’t swatch it before buying it, but it is true to the color you see online.

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it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage anti agin waterproof concealer in Light. I got this in my ipsy.com package, but I instantly fell in love with it. It means it when it says it’s full coverage! It’s a little too light for me (since I don’t use any foundation), but it covers my dark circles, and when I mix it with the LA Girl concealer it is my perfect shade! This one will be a bit more pricey if you decide to buy it, though. I only use this one under my eyes.

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I use three ( I know I”m extra.) Each for different things. I need three because I am in between skin tones, and have to mix them together, but these shades and formulas work for me. They last all day, and don’t cake up! If you don’t want to spend that kind of money on the Bye Bye under Eye the other two brands work just as well!

Powder: (I’m changing it, because it is not cruelty free, but until I find one I like I’ll be using this one) Maybelline New York Shine Free loose Powder in Light

It keeps everything in place. It’s soft. I like it.

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Blush: Show me Your Cheeks by Elizabeth Mott Shade: Peach Pink. It is perfect for my skin tone, and undertones, and it’s pretty much the only blush I use at the moment!

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Bronzer: The Balm: Bahama Mama. I also got this from my ipsy.com package so I did not have to spent the big bucks to get it, but I do love it! It doesn’t look like dirt on my face like some bronzer does! The packaging is also cute!

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Highlighter: Dirty Little Secret: Bellissima baked highlighter. Dirty Little Secret is one of those brands that feels like an expensive brand, but isn’t. I don’t leave the house without highlighter on, and I absolutely love this one! It has a red tone to it, so if red tones don’t do great with your skin tone, or makeup looks, I don’t recommend it, but I do absolutel love it!

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Lip primer: NYX lip primer: LPR01 Nude. I wear a lot of liquid lipsticks, so I needed a primer so it didn’t slide around on my lips as much! I prep my lips with a chapstick first, then after that is set a bit I put this on top! Works well! Just like if I had only used the lip primer! I do my lips last so as I’m doing primer I put on the chapstick, then after I’ve done my skin work I put on this primer.

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Eye primer: Urban Decay Original (nude). I got a bunch of these little packets with my Naked 3 palette, so I’ve just been using whichever one isn’t empty. This is the current one I’m using! The primers do work well, and make sure my eye makeup stays on throughout the day! I’ve done my makeup in the morning, and it has lasted until after partying at night!

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Eyeshadow:

Naked 3 by Urban Decay. I love this palette! It was the first big makeup purchase I ever made, way back when I first started doing my makeup, and I use it daily! It’s Rose Gold so if that’s not your thing I wouldn’t recommend getting it, but Rose Gold and pinks are my thing, so it’s perfect for me! I really love doing a more dramatic eye since I keep the rest of my face less done up. The package is also really cute! It’s 56 dollars, and so are all their palettes, so if you don’t want to spend that much I totally get that! I just really wanted to make this purchase (for years I pinned after it) so I bought it! Never looked back!

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Eye liner:

NYC Liquid Liner in black. I use this to do the line across my lid! Super easy, to use, and stays on all day! I’ve been using it for years (I know that’s gross I should probably change it, but makeup is too expensive to switch everything out all the time!)

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Essence Kajal pencil in 04 white. I put this in my water line to brighten up my eyes, and make them look bigger. It works great, but I do have to reapply it maybe twice a day. It’s really cheap so I”m certainly not complaining!

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Wet n Wild proline felt tip eyeliner: 875B Black. This is what I use to do the wing on my eyeliner! It doesn’t flake very often, and stays on all day, no matter what I put it through! This brand has gotten me through a lot of troubling times when I was finding out how exactly to do this painting on my face thing!

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Mascara: Big Fatty by Urban Decay. I got this for ten dollars during a sale and have fallen in love with it every single day! It took me awhile to get used to how much it coats your lashes, but once I did it was heaven. It makes them look so long, and full, it’s amazing!

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Lashes: Kiss (Three Pack). There is a very simple reason why I bought these in the first place… they were the cheapest for the most. These fit my eyes perfectly, no trimming needed, and are so beautiful on my face! After coating them with mascara they look natural (even though they aren’t!) They also come with a pair of tweezers for easy application.

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Lash glue: Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe in Black. I use this one because I don’t like the way the “white to clear” ones look on my eyes! Also this glue dries really fast, and doesn’t irritate my eyes. It’s also really easy to pull off after a long day! I’ve never hurt myself with this stuff, so I do recommend it.

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Lipstick: I use two when I do my everyday makeup. I just choose a color based on how the rest of my face looks, and my outfit!

Dirty Little Secret Shade: Vengeance

This is a purple tone, and it looks great for fall! It feels good on my lips, too! I do have to reapply maybe once or twice throughout the day, but it stays on really well!

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Mellow Shade: Nude (Matte). I love this one because it’s a nude tone, but a darker one, and it looks really good on my face! I also really like the tube it comes in! If I do reapply it I only do it once. This stuff really lasts!

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Liquid lipstick: Trust Fund Beauty. Shade: K, Bye. Words can not describe how much I love this! A pinky nude that honestly makes everything look so put together I want to make it permanent on my face. (Not really, but you get the point.) I tried to look for this shade on the website, but they were no longer making it, and I actually was so disappointed. Trust Fund Beauty makes other great shades, though!

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Setting Spray:

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray. I was using Urban Decay setting spray, but it’s really pricey, and this stuff works better than Urban Decay’s (I know who would have guessed), and is much less expensive! They also have a spray for a dewey finish, if you like that look on your face! I thoroughly recommend you look into getting some of this if you’re trying out setting sprays!

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Next time I think I said I’ll do a makeup tutorial of my basic, everyday makeup! So I’ll be using each of these products in that so you can see how I do my face daily! 🙂 I use a lot of products, but I really like how I do my makeup! Makeup should be fun! And you should do it however you are most comfortable doing it!

Also you shouldn’t have to spend a million dollars on products to beat your face like a pro! Drug store brands look just as good, and work just well, as high end makeup! Maybe after my initial tutorial I’ll do a drug store products only tutorial to show just how similar it really is!

If you have any good recommendations for products that are cruelty free and you’ve liked that I should try out please leave a comment below! I desperately need to find a foundation, and I would like a powder so if you know of anything out there that’s good I would love to know!

(Sorry some of the pics are upside down I left writing the to the last minute, and didn’t really have the time to fix the pictures… it’s fine.)

Have fun, babes

xoxo

Em

Let’s talk about makeup!

I’ve gone cruelty free! Makeup brands that are cruelty free, are so important to me, and I’d like to talk a little bit about them, and why you should all do it, too! I started realizing that animal testing went against everything I believed in morally, and I wanted to start taking steps to eliminate it from my life! I started with something important to me, makeup! Ulta is a great place to go to find cruelty free items, and if you ask an associate you can find some things that are on the cheaper side! One of my favorite drug store brands is NYX! They have fabulous products, and are a great bargain. If you like your makeup on the “high end” side I suggest looking on cruelty kitty to find a brand that’s right for you! This website publishes a list yearly about all beauty brands (not just makeup) so you can live a cruelty free life style! Another great source is ipsy.com! For ten dollars a month you can get five products shipped to you based on your preferences! All of the products are cruelty free, and I have not been disappointed yet! With February starting tomorrow I figured I would do a recommendation of products I use in my face routine! I’ll post that tomorrow, and hopefully soon I’ll do a makeup tutorial with the products I recommend!

I’m not saying anyone will even be interested in it, and I know I am no expert, but it’ll be fun, so I’m doing it anyway!
Makeup is fun! And there are no rules that you absolutely have to follow! Any person, of any gender, and any sexuality can wear makeup or choose not to wear makeup! It’s all up to you! If you aren’t that experienced I would recommend checking out the tutorial I’m going to attempt. Because I’m a mess, and you’ll feel better about yourself!

Stay flawless, friends!

Em