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Monday, January 30

Getting A Little Wild!

I am always on the hunt for new, affordable and great makeup. 
One of my go to brands recently has been Wet n' Wild. I remember growing up with this brand and it was never really a makeup line that my mom or myself tended to lean towards, but in recent years, the brand has done a complete overhaul and some of their products are even better than a lot of higher end or expensive brands I have tried! 
I believe you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great product and Wet n' Wild is a perfect example of that.

Today I am sharing with you some of the new products recently launched with Wet n' Wild. Not a single product is over $7!!!! Plus they are a Cruelty Free company which means they DO NOT test on animals. Can't get any better than that!

Photo Focus Foundation (Porcelain)- I am in LOVE with this foundation! The coverage is incredible and makes my skin look flawless. The cool thing about this foundation is that they tested it in 7 different lighting conditions to see how it looked and it also doesn't give you any flash back in photos.  It's super lightweight and lasts all day long. It also comes with a spatula tip applicator so you can easily swipe on the product and then blend it out for flawless, beautiful coverage.

Photo Focus Pressed Powder (Warm Light)- This powder is so silky and gorgeous. I love the way it sets my makeup and keeps my foundation in place all day. It contains light defusing pigments so your skin will look like it has a Snapchat filter on but in real life!

MegaGlow Highlighting Powder (Precious Petals)- I have a little bit of an obsession with highlighters  haha! So when I find a good one I get very excited about it. This highlighter is just stunning. I love the glow that it gives to my skin. Its not chunky or glittery its just a gorgeous glow of light for my cheeks and bridge of my nose. I get so excited when I get to apply it haha!

Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm (Kiss)- This lip balm is formulated with Vitamin E and avocado oil to keep your lips super hydrated. The gel formula just glides onto your lips like a breeze. It's the perfect balm to keep my lips smooth and hydrated for my liquid lipstick.

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick (Nudie Patootie, Pink Really Hard, Rebel Rose)- I still have a hard time believing that this liquid lipstick is $4.99!! This product blows other liquid lipsticks out of the water! The coverage is incredible. The colors are gorgeous and the staying power is fantastic! I really hope that they continue to grow this line with more colors because they are just such amazing products! If you can get your hands on these liquid lipsticks I would highly recommend you give them a go!

Photo Focus Setting Spray- This is my Holy Grail setting spray. I have abandoned all other settings sprays for this one. I keep my cabinet STOCKED with this product because I never what to be without it! My makeup stays put and locked in place all day because of this spray. Every time someone asks me what setting spray I would recommend it's always this one.

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Have a great week and see you on Wednesday!


Wednesday, January 25

My Second Very "Charming" What I Wore Wednesday

Hi everyone!!

As you all know, my closet has basically become a Charming Charlie store haha! I did a little retail therapy recently and picked up a few new additions for my wardrobe. If you haven't been to Charming Charlie I would highly recommend that you do. They have everything you need for a complete outfit for very reasonable prices. I believe there isn't a single item that is over $50 which is a HUGE plus in my book! Everything looks high quality and its all super on trend.

Here is my weekly round up of what I wore this past week......

Key Hole Back Top (Charming Charlie-not online) // Tank // Jeans // Boots // Choker

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Happy shopping!


Wednesday, January 18

What I Wore Wednesday #65

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to this week's round up of What I Wore Wednesday! If you are new to my blog, this is my weekly post of where I round up this past week's OOTDs and link all my outfit details below the pic. It's no shocker at this point that a MAJORITY of my outfits and accessories come from Charming Charlie 💕 In my opinion they have some of the best on trend items and for such an affordable price! You can get everything for an outfit to dress you from head to toe!

I hope your week is going well and thank you so much for stopping by! As always, happy shopping!!

Floral Bomber Jacket (LOVE!) (similar) // Leggings // Tank (similar) // Wasabi Uggs (old) // 

Split Back Sweater // Jeans // Uggs // Rhinestone & Lace Choker (Charming Charlie-not online) 

Buffalo Check Blouse // Faux Leather Trimmed Leggings (Charming Charlie-sold out online) // Pompom Choker // Uggs


Monday, January 16

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Happy Monday my beauties!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready and refreshed for a new week!

Today I am sharing with you how I clean my makeup brushes. This is something that is super important because not only do you want to keep your brushes clean from makeup but up and dirt but it also helps to keep your skin from breaking out. I am guilty of not cleaning my brushes as often as I should but being that this is a New Year, I am committed to sticking to a routine and keeping up on this task. 

I try to clean my brushes every 2-4 weeks depending on how often I wear makeup that month. I tend to clean my brushes on a Sunday this way I can let them dry out overnight and they are ready to go come Monday morning. 
Here is what I use to keep my brushes clean.........

I prefer to use Dawn dish soap to clean my brushes. It really helps to break down the dirt, oil and makeup from the bristles without being too harsh on them. 

I like to place a few drops on Dawn at the bottom of a shallow Tupperware container and then fill it up with warm water and let my brush bristles soak in the water to really loosen up the buildup of makeup. It's important to only let the bristle soak in the soapy mixture and not the wooden handles this may it doesn't warp the wood or loosen up the metal part from the wood and fall apart.

After about 5-10 minutes I begin the cleaning process. I place a dot of Dawn in the bristles and then take the little rubber scrubber that comes with the Beauty Blender soap solid. 

I swirl the brush on the pink mat to create a nice lather. Once the bristles are clean, I rinse them throughly and make sure there isn't any soap residue left behind.

Once I've cleaned all of my brushes, I lay them out on a small wash cloth to dry overnight.

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Let me know what are some of your tips on keeping your makeup brushes clean. 

Enjoy your week and I will see you again on Wednesday!