Beauty

After this cold freezing month in the Northeast, I can finally make a January Favorites!

1.) I've been loving the Clean & Clear morning burst hydrating cleanser and gel moisturizer. They're both refreshing  and they give a clean and hydrating (but not oily) feel after I use them. They both have a cucumber like scent; the cleanser has tiny beads in it (but they're not exfoliating) and the moisturizer is a gel like consistency. The moisturizer is pretty unique for a drugstore product and I'll definitely be repurchasing it because I have super oily skin and it's perfect for it. The cleanser on the other hand is really just any other generic cleanser, but it's good anyways!

2.) Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation-- I talk about this way too much on this blog, I need to find something else to talk about but I swear I've used a whole lot more this month than any other month because I've been breaking out a whole lot. It might be because I started to work out a lot more and may be because it was my body's way of just releasing all toxins.

3.) Clinique Even Better Concealer: This is pretty old in my collection and I just dug this up to use. (It was one my first makeup products!) Normally I don't use it that much because it's pretty light for my skin tone, but since we're in the deep winter state, I'm pale as ever now. This is great for under eye and small blemishes on certain areas like my cheeks.

4.) Next, are two products I've always mentioned, so I'm just gonna put them together in this one. It's the Elf eyebrow kit in dark and Maybelline 24 Hr. Tattoo in Barely Branded. Both are awesome products. The eyebrow kit is a steal for $3 and the color tattoo is a gorgeous color for this month because it really reminds of the snow.

5.) Physicians Formula Green Concealer: Since I've been breaking out a lot this month, I've used this green concealer to cover up the redness and it really helps with the coverage. I apply this first and use the Covergirl foundation over it. I'll do a more in depth review on this later!

6.) Urban Decay Eyeliner in West: This is one of my first Urban Decay Eyeliners and I'm freaking in love with them. I never understood the hype for these $18 glide on eye pencils, but now I know. During the holiday season, I was able to get the Black Market set of 5 travel sized Urban Decay liners for $24. I thought this as such a great steal! Anyways, I've been loving West which a brown shade with some sparkle in  it!

7.) Maybelline Baby Lips: I don't know where I've been the past few years or so, but I just bought this in the beginning of January. It's super affordable like $3 and it gives a nice sheer color while moisturizing your lips. I can't wait to try out more from this line :)

8.) Bath and Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Lotion and Body Spray: It's a very citrus-y scent with a tiny hint of vanilla. I used this almost all of January :)

9.) Benefit Watts Up Highlighter gives the most gorgeous highlight with a perfect blend of pink and gold!
Hope you enjoyed this!

~Annie






Hi Everyone!

Today I came up with a golden pink makeup eye tutorial! Eye shadow is my favorite part of makeup and I love mixing colors around and playing with shades, so today I decided to share one with you guys :) I would have done more, but I feel weird having you guys see my face so up close, but it's okay I'll get used to it.

Products Used:

Eyes:
- Elf Primer Potion
- Urban Decay Half Baked (First half of lid)
- Wet n' Wild Color Icon Trio- Sweet as Candy (Pink Shade)- on outer half of lid
- Hot Pink Eye shadow from BH Cosmetics Palette (3rd Edition) - Any hot pink will do- I applied tiny bit on outer third of eyelid on top of the pink from Wet n' Wild
- Sephora Primal Instincts Palette- Gold - on crease
- Sephora Primal Instincts- Bronze- applied on outer corner
- Sephora Primal Instincts- Universal Beige- blended onto brow bone
- Jordana Fabuliner in Black- winged eyeliner
- Urban Decay - Desperation on bottom lid (outer third)
- Elf Eyebrow kit in Dark
- Benefit They're Real Mascara

Face:
- Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation- Warm Beige
- Milani Baked Blush- Rose d' Oro
- Clinique Even Better Concealer- Chamois

Lips:
Clinique Chubby Stick in 05 Chunky Cherry
Elf Lipgloss in Candlelight

Comment if you liked this look and if you'd like to see anymore! Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

~Annie

Guess what??! I found a new favorite nail polish brand guys :) It's Spoiled by Wet n' Wild. I have only one shade from there line and it's called Steel the Show. It's the really pretty sophisticated grey shade. I know my nails don't look that great in the picture. My cuticles need to be cut and the nail polish is growing out. BUT I did this on purpose to show you guys that this nail polish really does last a long time! I applied this four days ago and it's looking good! I applied about two coats of this and there are no chips and it's still shiny! Did I mention I didn't use a topcoat? Yup this polish is great! The only problem that people would have is the brush. The brush is pretty poor quality; it's thick and wide and it can be a hassle for few people. Personally, I like the brush because I like the fact that it's so dense and thick because it makes the application go by so much faster! And it dries relatively fast and it's cheap. This line of nail polish is only sold through CVS for $1.99!  I'll definitely let you guys know about the other polishes they have in their line as soon as I can!

~ Annie




Hey Everyone!

I'm a really late on this post but hopefully you'll find this helpful! In 2013, I have found a bunch of amazing products. I will most definitely be repurchasing almost everything in this post!  Alright so here we go!

1.) Foundation: Covergirl 3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation. It's full coverage, but it doesn't feel heavy at all. I also use this as a concealer to cover up spots because it doesn't make the area look dry or flaky. Yes, definitely in love with this foundation. 

2.) Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (translucent)- This powder is great! I have super oil skin and this powder keeps matte for roughly half  to three quarters of the day. I will try more just to see if there is other powder better than this, but in general I really like this powder :)

3.) NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder- It's sooo cheap. Like $2.99 cheap. And it's pretty good too. It's pigmented and matte! However, this bronzer is on the more orangey side which isn't my favorite thing about it, but that's okay. I sometimes use this as eyeshadow as a crease color too. For the price it's really good. 

4.) Elf Eyebrow Kit (Dark)- I use the wax side the most for my brows. It makes my brows look super natural. Also, the shadow write next to it pretty pigmented and it's also a dupe for Mac's Cork and Urban Decay's Buck!

4.) Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush- Peach Satin: Love love love. It adds such a natural flush of color and it's perfect for any time of the year.

5.) Nivea Lip Butter- Almost every night before I go to bed I apply this on my lips and pretend I'm using a Dior Rose lip salve. But I don't have $40 to fork over for that.  I don't see myself spending anymore than 5 bucks for a lip balm. The Nivea one makes my lips super soft when I wake up. However, I don't use this during the day because it gives off a milky white cast on my lips which isn't pretty. 

6.) Maybelline Color Tattoos: I love this line cream shadows. If I could pick one eye shadow to wear for the rest of my life it would be one these babies. My favorite colors are Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded. They are absolutely gorgeous and they last on my oily lids for most of the day. Amazing!

7.) Jordana Fabuliner: This felt-tip eyeliner is super cheap ($1.99) and it lasts for a long time! I have one from March 2013 and it's still works. I opened a new one but sometimes I go back to it to see if it has dried out and it hasn't! It's just not as black as once was, but it works! HUGE Tip is is to store your felt tip eyeliners tip down, so all the product leaks to the bottom :) 

8.) Benefit They're Real Mascara: I have the sample size of this and I love it! It lengths my lashes, but it also HOLDS the curl as well. In most mascaras I've tried, I always lose the curl after I apply the coat. 

9.) Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter: It's gives off the most natural golden highlight without be looking like a discoball, and you only need a tiny bit of it too!

10.) Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie: I love this color. It's a my lips but better color and I absolutely love it. The only downside is that it's fairly pricey for a product that does not last very long. When I apply this I have to apply a generous amount to build the color, and I have to reapply often throughout the day because it is a lip butter after all. You don't get very much product either. Overall I love the color and product, but not the price and how much you get. But I think I found a lipstick version of this color! I'll let you know more soon! 




Hi Everyone!
Today I'm sharing my two masks that I love to use besides my trusty and all-time favorite aspirin mask which you can read my post on it here.









So my first favorite is this Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. What's great about this is that it's both a cleanser and a mask! As a mask this stuff is super strong, I can feel it tingle on face (almost kind of like a minty refreshing like feel) when I leave it on. It's a white paste and I just slather this all over my face. Now I love using this right before I take a shower and I normally leave it on for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, I hop into the shower and let the steam sink in to my skin and I rinse it from there. This cleanser/mask uses benzoyl peroxide which sometimes helps to just switch things up a bit from salicylic acid since most of my other face products uses that. Oh and sometimes if I sometimes use this just on my nose or use it as a spot treatment and I would leave it on for 15 minutes too!





Next, is more refreshing or pick-me-up kind of mask. It doesn't treat acne, but it "clarifies & renews skin".  It's the Freeman Facial Peel-Off Mass in Cucumber. This stuff is great for when you want kind of treat yourself. It's super inexpensive too ( i think it's around $6). I just slather it on to my face too and I make sure to apply an even layer so it drys evenly too. After about 10 minutes it or so it hardens and I can't move my face! It gives off a nice cooling feeling and the best part is peeling it off. It's so cool to peel it off and look at the peel. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and refreshed! Definitely check this out if you can!

Hope you enjoyed!

~Annie



Details:


To continue on with my "Wishlist" theme in this Back To School here is my makeup wishlist. I'm probably not going to buy any of these items (maybe a revlon lip butter or mascara because they're the drugstore items), but really the other items are super pricey and I don't exactly need any of them. I have plenty of eye shadows and I'm fine with my Tweezerman eyelash curler right now. But a girl can have a list on the back of her mind right? Alright let me know if you have any of these products and if you think they're worth getting! Oh by the way have you guys tried the Lorac Pro to Go Palette? It's a little bit cheaper than the Lorac Pro Palette, so I'm not sure which one I would buy if I could. Anyways thanks for reading!
~Annie

Review: Elf Duo Cream Shadows


Hi Guys!
Today I'm reviewing a really old product for me and these are the Elf essentials duo cream shadows.  I've had these for almost a year now and you can tell that I barely ever use them. So first off the price these are only a $1. They're from the Elf essentials line and everything from that line I believe is only a buck. Okay so the two colors you see above are Berry Mix (Left) and Mocha Swirl (Right). 





Berry Mix 



Mocha Swirl



Side by side view

Okay so here's what I think about these products. The pigmentation is pretty good. Berry mix takes a little bit longer to swatch, but it's okay. As mocha swirl the brown is REALLY pigmented and so is the champagne color. If I had to choose between these to mocha swirl would be my favorite. Anyways lasting capability? Not so great. These products don't exactly dry, it just stays creamy. So it will defininitely come off. If you set it with an eyeshadow it might stay on a little longer, but because they are so creamy I think it would just smudge the entire eye look. I'm not sure about creasing because my monolids never have creasing issues, but I'm almost positive that these shadows will. Would I buy these again? Probably not. I think theses cream shadows would be good for maybe someone in middle school is just starting out, because you still do get color, but really I don't think they're something you should buy. 

Pros:
Pigmented
Cheap

Cons:
Not long wearing
Smells kind of like crayons
Creases (Pretty sure)

Hope you find this helpful!

~Annie

                       
Hi Everyone!

I've recently been loving this eye shadow combination! I think it's so pretty for the summer and perfect for the last month of Summer before summer ends and September comes its way in. The good thing is this basically all drugstore makeup, so super affordable! Alright let me know in the comments below if you liked it. Enjoy!


Products:

Other Products Used:


~Annie

Hello!

Here is a little collection of my go-to scents for the summer. I am actually a hoarder when it comes to Bath and Body Works fragrances. I mean how can you pass up on a buy 3 get 3 free sale with a $10 off coupon?!? Those pesky advertisements get to me so bad.
Right so my favorite scents here from Bath and Body Works are:

Coconut Mango
Country Chic
Sweet Pea
Coconut Lime Verbena
Mango Mandarin

I love pairing Coconut Lime Verbena lotion with the Coconut Mango Spray! That's by favorite combination so far for this summer.

I also love this other scent from Britney Spear's line called Radiance! It's a sweet scent fruity/floral scent and it's very fresh and clean too :)

~Annie






Hello!

I don't if you guys know about the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, but it's been talked a lot on Youtube. It's basically an acne spot treatment. You take a Q-tip and dip all the way down to the bottom of the bottle to the pink stuff without shaking the bottle and apply it to your acne. It's suppose to significantly shrink the size of the pimple. Now I don't own the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, but I found out that the calamine lotion is basically the SAME THING. I actually got this idea from my grandma that Calamine lotion can work on acne. So one day I tried it out and the pimples did reduce in size. I did some research and on Mario Badescu's website their drying lotion is "Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick drying ingredients.."  There you have it guys-- save yourselves some money by just buying the calamine lotion and not the $17 bottle of Mario Badescu's drying lotion. Calamine Lotion is super cheap ranging from $3-$5 depending on the brand you choose. Plus you get a whole lot more product and it's perfect for the summer to combat those mosquito bites :) 

~Annie









Hello!
Over the past couple of months I've been trying out this Jordana Fabuliner after Youtuber, EleventhGorgeous's rave about this.

Pros:
Inexpensive (only $2.99!)
Very pigmented
Lasts a LONG Time

Cons:
Smudges (for my oily eyelids)


This eyeliner is a felt tip liner for only $2.99 from Cherry Culture. I pretty sure Jordana Cosmetics is sold in drugstores too, so check those out as well! As you can see from the swatches above, this eyeliner is BLACK. I can't exactly compare this to any drugstore felt tip liners because I haven't tried any, but I do really love this liner. The only problem I have with this is that it smudges like crazy. My oily eyelids tend to be reason I believe. The liner does stay put for the whole day, but if i were to smudge my eye a little, the liner will definitely come off a little. Maybe for someone who doesn't have as oily eyelids as mine, will work well for them. For this to work at its best I always set it with some black eye shadow. Oh and also one more thing, this liner lasts a LONG time. Let me tell you, I've had this since March and it's the end of July now --- and it's still going strong! I use this at least once or twice a week, so I think it says a lot about it's lasting capabilities. You can find this product at Walgreens I believe, or even the dollar store :) They also sell this in brown, which I still have yet to try.

~Annie




These are a few products that I bought that I totally regret buying. Some I know are super popular and have been raved about, but they just don't work on me. Anyways hope you guys find this helpful!

The Elf Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition)





I bought the Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition)  from MacBarbie07's little mention about from one of favorites video. I decide to buy it since it was only $5. Little did I know that the shadows are super chalky and not very pigmented.  As you can see from the photo above, the pigmentation isn't that great. 


Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Too Cool 







This is a Maybelline 24 Hour Dream Tattoo in Too Cool.  Anyways though I love this collection especially their Barely Branded and Bad to the Bronze, but the color Too Cool is just way to sparkly for me. The glitter is really chunky and it's not flattering on the eyes for me. You might be able to pull it off for maybe a crazy party or something, but for me this glitz is too much. 


Maybelline Falsied Flared and Original 

So here is the Maybelinne Falsies Flared Mascara. I've tried the original one too, and too and I really don't like both. Whenever I apply it on, my eyes start stingy like crazy and my eyes water up. Maybe there's something in the formula that I'm allergic to, but it just doesn't work. I thought I bought a bad bottle tube or something, so I went out and tried the Flared version and still it didn't work. Although, it did length my lashes, it was the stinging that I couldn't deal with. 

Elf Translucent Mattifying Powder 





The Elf Translucent Mattifying Powder her was only $3 but the powder doesn't work at all. It's suppose to be Translucent, but really when you apply it on it leaves a small white cast on your face which isn't attractive at all. This is a definitely a regret for me, but I do like the big compact sized mirror! 

~Annie












My nightly skincare routine as promised!
Step 1. I first start off by taking off any makeup I have. I usually use extra virgin olive oil, but I also have the Neutrogena Makeup Remover as well. Honestly, the olive oil works so much better and it's so much better more the skin. I definitely recommend using extra virgin olive to take your makeup off!

Step 2. I cleanse my face with Neutrogena's Naturals fresh cleansing and makeup remover cleanser. This helps takes off any makeup that the olive doesn't take off. Normally, olive oil or any other makeup remover will leave a thin film of residue on my face that is normally tainted black from the eyeliner or mascara I used, so I just use this take it off. Sometimes I can get away with just using this cleanser to take all my makeup off. Especially on days when I don't wear eyeliner or mascara, this cleanser can take it all off. Next, I use the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. It's super gentle and  it cleanses my face. What I like about this cleanser is that it doesn't make my face squeaky clean or anything so it's good for people who have dry skin, but I have oily skin and it still does the job done without stripping my face entirely!

Step 3. I moisturize my face at night with the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Moisturizer. This stuff is really potent. It's really thick and creamy and one bottle almost lasted me an entire year! I bought this last year in August, and I just through out the empty bottle a few days ago. Essentially, it lasted for about 11 months and I kid you not I used it day and night for all those 11 months. Yes, I used to use it in the morning as well, but I've realized that this moisturizer is too thick for me in the morning since I have oily skin. I'm definitely gonna repurchase this and it will probably last me even longer since I only plan on using it at night now. Although it is pricey for a drugstore moisturizer (about $15) it lasts a long time. I need to go pick some up later whenever I get a chance to go to Target.

Step 4. Finally I just spot treat with the Clean and Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste. You only need the tiniest bit and it will turn stark white on your face. This little tube will last a while as well. I'm not sure if this does anything that will reduce the longevity of the pimple on my face, but I just like putting it on so I know 'm doing something with any pimples on face. I've used the clean and clear Persagel, but I find that isn't really strong enough for my face anymore because I've gone through almost two tubes of it. I think my face is kind of immune to that stuff now.
Hope you find this helpful!
~Annie





Before I get into the post let me tell you about my new camera that came in the mail yesterday!! It's the Canon Rebel T3i with the Tamron 17- 50 mm f/2.8 lens. Let me tell you it's awesome. I bought it not for blogging purposes, but for school. You see I recently became one of the editors for my school's yearbook club, so I decided to get a dslr camera. Although, I didn't pay for this hehe my dad did (I think some family members are helping to pay for it as well), this camera is my super early birthday present, since my birthday is in September. Anyways on to the blog post!
Right, so next week I'm going college visiting for about 3 days. I don't think I'm gonna be wearing much makeup, but just for fun I'm gonna bring some along. Above pictured is my Chapstick, Naked 2 Palette, Elf Eyebrow Kit, Jordana Fabuliner (which i love dearly), Tweezerman Eyelash curler and a brush for the brows. I'm probably going to do a separate post on the Jordana Fabuliner because I love it so much and because it's only $2.99! So yup this is essentially the makeup I'll be taking along with me. If you're wondering why I'm not going to be bringing foundation, concealer, or powder it's because it's gonna be hot and I just don't feel like wearing foundation. Plus, I'm gonna be in the car the majority of the time and my skin isn't that bad right now, so I'm just gonna go au natural with the face :)


~Annie


Cheap INEXPENSIVE Primer! Dupe for Benefit's Porefessional Primer?!?!?! 




The Monistat chafing relief powder gel is actually great as a face primer! Primers tend to be really expensive like the Benefit Porefessionals ($28). However, this one is at most $10 from CVS. I'm sure it's cheaper else where because my CVS is known to be pretty pricey compared to other stores. Anyways this chafing gel really makes my foundation stay on all day.  The Monistat primer is a transulcent white gel and once you rub it in it fades into a powder form. The smell is little funky (kind of chemically), but I swear you won't notice it once you put it on your face. The Benefit one smells a little floral and it's a nice beige cream color. I've tried the Benefit one and it is great, but the price isn't so great though. I used the Benefit one for prom and it literally lasted all night and day, through the sweat and humidity and on top of that my oily skin. The Benefit primer is good, but really paying $30 for a face primer isn't. 
I used the Monistat primer for school, and let me tell you my face get's pretty dang oily through the day. My skin is uber oily and get's really annoying when I can feel the film of slick across my cheek when my fingers happen to brush pass my cheek in the afternoon. When I don't use primer, my foundation and concealer fades away. But when I used my monistat primer, my foundation stayed in place! I DO still get oily with it, but not as much if i didn't use it. In terms of staying power compared to the Benefit Porefessional, I think the Benefit one is a little better, but for school purposes it good for the 8 hours. It may not cut it for 12 hours lets say during prom, but for school it's good. So my advice? Buy the Monistat Chafing Powder Gel it works pretty well for my oily skin and for those who have dry skin it will probably work even better for you!! (It would probably be up to par with the Benefit Porefessional then)







  Waxing your brows can really rack up your bill if you do it all the time. I've been doing my own brows forever and I've never gotten them professionally done. I never had anyone to take me to get it professionally done and also I really don't trust anybody with them too. I just taught my self how to shape my brows with the help of YouTube of course. I've watched a bunch of Youtube videos before I started. When I first started out waxing my brows I was really scared, but I took baby steps. That way if I made any mistakes it wouldn't be that noticeable. The tutorial was from SMLxo, but I think she deleted her video, but of course the beauty queen of Youtube, Michelle Phan, has one!

Okay, so I first started out by just waxing the bottom, but I wasn't comfortable with waxing the top of my brows until a year later. Point is is to take your time! Just start out slowly, so you don't make any big mistakes because you really don't want to when doing your brows. After all the brows frame your face!  
So here's a little more in depth tutorial on how I do my brows.

1.) I first take the small sized strip from the box and cut it in half. This size is the perfect size for when ever I need to do my brows. The other two sizes that come in the box, I always after to cut around a little to make it fit my brows. 
2.) Anyways, so take the half piece you just cut and shape it in the arch of your brow from the bottom. 
3.) I like heating the wax strips by using a blow dryer for about 15 sec. because if you rub it with you hands when the strips are cut, the wax oozes out and it creates a big mess. I also find heating it between your hands before and cutting after loses a lot of the heat and it won't stick as well. 
4.) Then I apply it underneath the arch of my eyebrow and rip it in the opposite direction.
5.) I use the remaining strips that just so happen to be in the perfect size for my top brows and repeat the same process. However, with the other sizes in the box, I have to make do and cut a little more. 
6.) You will have some hairs that didn't come out, so you will have to tweeze some.
7.) Then apply the finishing oil to soothe the skin! 
Done!
Hope you find this helpful!
~Annie 





Hi Everybody!


I recently discovered a new favorite eye makeup look that I love to wear, using completely all matte shadows. There's is a tiny bit of shimmer, but that's optional and I don't use it all the time. The shimmer shadow is Sand from the Sephora Primal Instincts Palette, and I take my index finger and dab it onto the center of lid once. The suddle shimmer makes a big difference; it doesn't make your lid shimmery-- just brings a little bit of light to the eyes. So I still consider this a matte look, the shimmer brings in tiny bit of light and it looks so pretty! This makeup look is fast and simple and perfect for people who want to wear makeup, but don't want to draw attention-- especially when you're just starting out wearing makeup. I hope you guys enjoy!




Products:
M.A.C Eyeshadow in Cork
Sephora's Primal Instinct Palette "Universal Beige" (Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is the exact dupe)
Sephora's Primal Instinct Palette "Sand" (Light Gold Color)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout
Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm going to be showing you my hair care routine. Just to let you guys know my hair is pin straight, black, and almost kind of slippery... if you know what I mean. It's slippery as in like it doesn't hold bobby pins well because the bobby pin will be kind of loose. My hair is the classic Asian hair which I'm so glad to have. I never really have to worry about frizz, or styling my hair. I just walk out the door with just a brush through and I'm done! (unless I'm styling of course) But I've tried a bajillion products from the drugstore in the past few years, ever since I've been obsessed over hair care products. There's just so many products to choose from. From the packaging, to the scent, and what the product is "suppose" to do. I normally reach for products that are for split-end remedy, even though I rarely ever use heat on my hair, I like knowing that my hair is even "stronger."
However, lately I haven't been obsessing over buying new hair products. I just reach for the same shampoo and conditioner at the store for the past year now and I've just stuck with it. I will say that I do switch up my shampoo because it keeps my hair from being "accustomed" to the shampoo. If I use a certain shampoo for too long, it doesn't really clean all the gunk out of my hair. I like using the Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue or Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp. Now I do switch my shampoos up like I mentioned earlier, but I haven't found one that I really love yet and I don't want to mention anything yet. So for now, I love using Head & Shoulders and when I need to switch up my shampoo, I just choose one from the drugstore that catches my eye, but I have been using the same conditioner for the past year and I LOVE it. I use the Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner. I changed it up this one time, but I knew right away that it was a bad mistake. I think I've gone through like 5 bottles of this stuff and it's great! I will warn you to NOT buy the ones in bulk from Sam's Club or Costco. I bought it once and the product was totally different. The consistency was much more liquidy and it wasn't as thick as ones in the smaller bottles from my local CVS. I'm guessing the bulk bottles are filled with filler and not much of the actual conditioner, so stick with the normal 12 fl. oz bottles from your local drugstore! I'll do a separate post on my favorite leave-in products later!



~Annie <3




Hola!

For today's post, I'm going to be showing you my daily morning skincare routine for the summer. I always switch up my routine because I love trying new products! But you will notice that I do like to come back to old products :) 




~Annie 





Hey Everybody!

I am sure you guys all have heard of the asprin mask before. Right? Well if you haven't today I will be going to show you how and it is by far the most effective acne treatment that I have ever used on my face. It's so easy, quick, and inexpensive!!! All you need is aspirin, honey, and water! 

Step 1:









Take 3 tablets of aspirin. You may use the powder version of aspirin as well but I personally find it easier to use the tablet forms WITHOUT the coating. The aspirin I'm using is just the generic CVS brand and it works great. Only 99 cents!!

Step 2:







Place the 3 tablets in your palm and drop some water one at a time just enough to break the aspirin into a powder formation. While you are dripping a drops of water, use your index finger to apply pressure to tablets to break them apart The reason why I find the tablets to be easier than the powder form is because there's no hassle to pour the powder out. You jut take 3 tablets drip a few drops of water and voila you're ready for the next step!

Step 3:





Once the tablets are now in powder form in your palm, take your honey and squeeze about a dollop onto your palm. 

Step 4:



MIX! And apply to your face. For me I sometimes just apply it to my T-zone because that's all I ever really break out. So, if you want just apply it to certain areas of your face where you break out. But for me, I usually apply it all over and leave it on as a mask. I leave the mask on for about 20-45 min. It depends on what I'm doing. But when it's time to rinse off, I use this mask as an exfoliation as well! The aspirin bits and pieces act as an exfoliator and the honey moisturizes your face at the same time. So yupp this seriously works and you will definitely notice that this treatment works. Hopefully it works just as good as it does for me. ENJOY!!

Today's post is what I've been loving lately, but in PINK! Yup. All in Pink. Hope you all enjoy!






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The Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 103 is what I've been loving lately. I just bought it a week ago and it's the perfect shade of pink. It applies smoothly and it has pretty strong staying power. What I love about it is that I can tab on a tiny layer on and it gives my lips the most natural hint of color. However, I can also layer it on and get the same color shown in the tube. I seriously love this lipstick and I will definitely be trying more from this line!

The Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss is awesome for your lips as well. It leaves your lips soft and moisturized; perfect before going to bed. It also glides right on and the best part is is that once you apply with your fingers, it doesn't leave an oily sticky residue on your fingers. You can just rub your fingers together and the product dissolves into your skin and there's no need to wipe your fingers on a tissue or ahem your pants. Hehe 

The Bed Head TIGI is amazing for you hair. I use it on damp hair and dry hair. When I use it on damp hair and blow dry my hair afterwords, I can still smell the nice scent that it leaves and it lingers in my hair throughout the day. It also softens and leaves my hair a little shinier than without the product in my hair. When I use it on dry hair, I normally use it when I had put my hair up in a bun and it dried all tangly with weird kinks on the end. I just put on a pea size amount, run it through my hair and it does the trick to tame it. When I use it my hair doesn't look so scragly and messy before. The bottle does look a little weird if you do know what I mean. LOL but that's besides the fact that the product is great and amazing. 

During the summer, I adore fuschia colored nails on my toes. It looks great with gold sandals and without sandals too. My toes are basically fuschia the entire summer ever since I owned a fuschia colored nail polish since 8th grade. Well I discovered Essie's Fiesta last year and I love it. It's my go-to summer nail polish! 

~Annie





These  products come down to approximately $35 in drugstore.com give or take a few dollars less if there are sales :) 
Here's a quick review of each product!
The Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation does the job done! It lasts enough for the school day with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. However, I found that when I used it with the Benefit Porefessional Primer during prom it lasted ALL night with sweaty oily skin. But for everyday use, I don't use primer. I use the foundation with the powder and it lasts through the day enough for me with some fading, which I don't mind. I've also used this with a another primer which is super cheap and expensive, but I'll do a separate blog post it later! Anyways coverage is awesome and I feel like it can double as a concealer if you put on an extra layer.   
The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder works wonders. It doesn't cake or have a light dusty finish. It sets my foundation and mattifies my face perfectly. 
As for the Elf Eyebrow Kit, I only use the gel version because the powder is too light for me, but the gel is great! To me, filling brows in is a must since they frame your face!
The Covergirl Lastblast Mascara works great for my short stubby lashes. It lengthens and adds volume and there's no clumping! Although I am on the hunt for a better eyelash curler since the Tweezerman one I am using now is not doing the justice. 
Finally, the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Barely Branded is my absolute favorite eye shadow of  all time. I don't need to use primer; just one swipe on my eyelids and I'm done and it adds the prettiest amount of shimmer to your eyes. 
~Annie






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