Sunday Funday

I’m getting ready to go on an outing with my boyfriend and his mom for her birthday. Here are my products of choice for today. Most of them are products that I use daily and a few are samples that I’m trying out.

  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hour Perfecting Primer
  • Tarte Amazonian clay BB Illuminating Moisturizer
  • Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
  • Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight
  • Cargo Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie
  • Stila Sensational in Sydney Palette
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light
  • Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel

Have you used any of these products? Would you like to see a review or swatches of any of them?


Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

I recently discovered the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and I have become slightly obsessed. My eyelids can get somewhat oily so regular eyeshadow never really lasts all day. For the most part these eyeshadows do not budge and they look … Continue reading

I’m a shopaholic…

For some reason I stayed up really late on Monday night watching YouTube videos of the $20 drugstore makeup tag. I must have watched more than 10 videos… The rules of the tag were that you had to create an entire look for $20. As I was watching all of the amazing drugstore makeup looks I really wanted to go shopping! I haven’t been wearing much drugstore makeup for the past year so I decided to go to Target (again) to pick up some old high school/college favorites that I haven’t used in a long time and some new products that I’ve been hearing/reading good things about. I didn’t stick to the $20 rule… Here’s what I bought:


NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Creamy Natural

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin

Loreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Light

Loreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black (college favorite)

Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker (high school favorite)


I bought these products with the intent of recreating my everyday look with less expensive options. I also plan to compare them to some of the other products that I have been using daily. This is also my first time using any products from NYC and Rimmel.

My first impressions after using these products today are that the blush is a pretty cool (and bouncy) concept. I really like the color that I chose and it was easy to apply. The BB Cream is alright, I think I need to give it a few more tries before I can really decide. The bronzer is nice and it didn’t make me look orange. The powder is so so, it did keep my skin matte for quite a while but I don’t really like the way it smells. The eyebrow pencil is really nice, I enjoy the little brush on the end as well. The eyeshadow is awesome! It stayed on all day! I usually get home from work with very little eyeshadow left on my lids and it was all in place today. In fact, I picked up two more colors at CVS on my way home from work today! The mascara was just as good as I remember. I really like the way it separates my lashes. The Lip Smacker was a just for fun purchase… I’ve always liked the tint of the Dr. Pepper flavor. 🙂

I plan to do a review and swatches of the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows soon. I also plan to compare and review all of the BB Creams I’ve been trying lately.

Have you used any of these products? What do you think? Is there anything you’d like to see?

Mini Target Haul

Friday night was a busy night… My boyfriend and I drove almost two hours to the closest Ikea when I got off work to gather the supplies for my vanity project that I posted yesterday. He was excited to go because that meant we would be able to stop at the Target that sells his favorite Indian foods. I was excited too because our local Target is always a disaster. While we were there I picked up a couple of products that I’ve been wanting to try. I’ve seen a ton of YouTube and blog reviews on the Revlon Lip Butters and the Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Erasers so I was very curious to try them for myself.

I am a sucker for lip products so any chance I get to try something new is exciting. I picked up two of the lip butters. I got one of the new shades Juicy Papaya and one the older shades called Berry Smoothie. I’m not really a lipstick person but the reviews on these made me curious because they seemed me apply more like a tinted balm. I was pleasantly surprised by these lip butters. I loved the way they felt on my lips and they gave them a nice tint that wasn’t too dramatic. I would definitely purchase these again. In fact, I plan to purchase the color Sweet Tart as soon as I can find it!

Lately it seems like the concealer in every YouTube tutorial that I watch is the Maybelline Age Rewind that I purchased (I bought the Light color). When I first started seeing it on blogs and YouTube I didn’t think it looked like anything special. I had been using a Benefit Boi-ing mini that came with a set but it was starting to make my under eye area feel very dry. I also use the Too Faced Absolutely Flawless concealer but sometimes it feels a little greasy. I was excited to try this because it just kept showing up everywhere and now I understand the reason why. This concealer applies very smoothly, it doesn’t get “stuck” in fine lines, and it blends extremely well.  I also liked that it felt hydrating without feeling greasy. I will definitely continue to use this product and would purchase it again.

What are your favorite lip products? What is your favorite concealer?