MY LIPSTICK COLLECTION / FAILED ATTEMPT AT DECLUTTERING

Hey Finders! ⚡️ Welp! It wouldn’t be TRUE lip swatch video if everything went as planned… This lipstick-decluttering video went downhill fast as I quickly realized I am very much attached to roughly 99.9% of my collection… So! Here’s an in-depth rundown of my ENTIRE bullet lipstick collection; swatches, pros & cons, wear time, etc!

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Affordable Lipsticks

  1. Flower Beauty ‘Naked Blush’ Matte Lipstick $8
  2. Almay Lip Vibes ‘Worry Less’ Matte Lipstick $8
  3. Wet N Wild ‘903C’ Matte Lipstick $3
  4. JOAH I’m Your Jelly Bae Matte Gel Lipstick ‘Honey’ $6
  5. Maybelline ‘Baddest Beige’ Lipstick $8
  6. NOTE Cosmetics Ultra Rich Color Lipstick ‘Creamy Nude’ $12
  7. Victoria Secret Lipsticks – discontinued 😦
  8. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick ‘Burnished Blush’ + ‘Shining Peach’ + ‘Glossy Fawn’ $9.99
  9. Maybelline ‘Blushing Beige’ + ‘Touch of Spice’ $7.49
  10. Revlon Moon Drops Moisture Cream Lipstick ‘Hot Coral’ $9.99

 

Luxury Lipsticks 

  1. NARS Audacious Lipstick ‘Anita’ $34
  2. Make Up For Ever Lipstick -other shades available, here $22
  3. Pat McGrath LUST: Mini MatteTrance Lipsticks in ‘Colour Blitz’ $25
  4. Milk Makeup Lipsticks ‘New Whip’ ‘Wifey’ $25
  5. Lancome Lipstick ‘All Done Up’ $25
  6. Marc Jacobs Lipstick ‘Cream and Sugar’
  7. Inglot ‘225’
  8. Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick ‘Lara’
  9. ‘Candy Yum Yum’ + ‘Speak Louder’ + ‘St. Germain’ + ‘Velvet Teddy’ + ‘Faux’ + ‘Among the Fireflies’ + ‘Real Redhead’ + ‘Russian Red’

TESTING NEW MAKEUP – HYDRO GRIP PRIMER, J.CAT BEAUTY & MUCH MORE

Hey Finders! ⚡️ I’m showing you some of my most recent beauty favorites as well as testing out some new makeup I haven’t had the chance to play with! You know I always give you the full rundown, so be sure to watch until the end to hear my final thoughts on my 9 hour wear test!

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Products Used:

Milk Makeup Matcha Toner $14
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer $30
Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation $46
Kokie Be Bright Illuminating Concealer $8
Essense Brighten Up! Banana Powder $5
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Shade & Define Duo Brow Pencil $6
BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer $10
Collab Soft Spot Sheer Blush ‘Just for Fun’ $11.99
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ‘Sandstorm’ $4
Milk Makeup Lipstick in ‘New Whip’ $24
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette $27
J.Cat Beauty Vanity Goddess Chromatic Pigment ‘Mirror on the Wall’ ‘Fourth Dimension’ $6
Collab Makeup The Works Wow Effect Mascara $12.99

From ‘I Have to Have It!’ to ‘Why Did I Buy It?’ My Emotions on Buying Designer Goods

It all started with Victoria from In The Frow. I’ve been following her for many years now but recently discovered her YouTube channel. Alas, I started watching & obsessing over her clothes, accessories & most intriguing, her shoe collection.

That obsessive, anxiety-induced, compulsive need-to-buy-feeling quickly came over me. A very much familiar feeling I used to battle quite a few years ago when I was exclusively a fashion blogger. The need to buy in order to fit in, to be relevant, to feel ‘complete’. The yearning for something luxuriously expensive that follows suit with ‘well she has it, so why can’t I?’ Meanwhile Victoria is gifted a lot of things.. so maybe that’s why! ugh. jealous. 

You see it, you want it, you are sick about it.

Last year, on my 27th birthday, I told myself that ever year, from then on out, I would buy myself something designer. Something I could invest in, take care of & potentially pass down to my children or my nieces/nephews, etc.

My first choice – the Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Bag $595. This was essentially me, dipping my toes into designer. No doubt, this is the most expen$ive bag I’ve ever purchased but it was a few seasons old, I got it during a friends & family sale, with 10% cashback on Ebates – cutting the price down to a little less than $400… still, expen$ive! but a good place to start.

My 28th birthday came & went – I told myself I didn’t deserve a designer piece. There are other places to spend that money & I am nowhere near where I want to be in my career. I beat myself up about it. You are unworthy, you don’t work hard enough, you are failing.

In reality – I work a full-time corporate job, edit my YouTube videos & instagram photos while commuting via bus to/from that said job, send out countless emails promoting myself & my ‘brand’. My (other) spare time is spent brainstorming content to create, filming that content, reading up on the latest beauty releases I can review for my YouTube channel, listening to podcasts for entrepreneurs (Boss Babe is my sh*t), and/or reading up on how to gain traction with a greater audience (currently reading How to Win Friends & Influence People). *I need to fit wedding planning in there, but that’s for a later date when I hopefully have the brain capacity to think it through…

Not to mention, I need to become a certified makeup artist. I need to pay for that course that is upwards of ~$1K & my laptop is slowly but surely giving out on me. Sigh.

So here I am. Waiting for my Embellished Gucci Mules to arrive, wondering what in God’s name gave me the audacity to hit ‘place order’ on that Bloomingdale’s page.

Here’s why – I am almost 30 years old. I make a decent salary for my age & have saved, what I think, is a good amount of money. I’ve had a 401K since I started my ‘career’ at 23 & I have yet to buy myself a pair of designer shoes. Surely I can spend a little on one thing for myself, right?

Furthermore, I never give up & I stay consistent. I work hard even when I don’t want to. And while I may not have 1 million subscribers or followers, I still show up.

I still show up. Something that really resonates with me. I’ve always been the kind of person that goes for the things I want. I never play victim & I never blame others for my failures or shortcomings.

I deserve these shoes, even if I don’t necessarily keep them. I will get to where I want to be someday, not because that’s the only option for me, but because I won’t stop until I do. I will keep showing up, keep brainstorming business ideas, I will keep filming. Because consistency is key & it will work – sooner or later.

 **update – I needed larger size shoes & they arrived damaged. Currently waiting on a new shipment to arrive. I somehow accumulated a $250 Bloomingdales rewards card & 20% cashback on Ebates!! Saving me $396 – Ya girl knows how to shop 😉 

SEPHORA VIB SPRING SALE 2019 – HAUL + RECOMMENDATIONS

Hey Finders! ⚡️ Ya’ll know I love Sephora but I reallyyy love Sephora when there’s a sale!! I’m sharing my top recommendations – the products I can’t live without PLUS a haul of what I decided to buy myself (because I needed more makeup, mmmkay??!).

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Tried & True Suggestions:

Belif Moisturizing Eye Balm $48
Tarte Maracuja Oil $16
NARS Radiance Primer $36
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation $49
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions $27
NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette (available in store) $59
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #9 $48
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paints $24
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil ‘Wherever Walnut’ $18
Milk Makeup Lipstick ‘Wifey’ $24 – wearing ‘New Whip’

Sephora Rouge Purchases:

Nest ‘Wild Poppy’ Perfume $74
Sephora Deluxe Perfume Sample $75
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask $50
Fresh Rose Face Mask $62
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops $36
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick ‘Kim K.W.’ $34
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand ‘Fair/Medium’ $34
IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel $29
Verb Ghost Dry Oil $16
Verb Sea Salt Shampoo $16
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm $34

Amazon hair clips, HERE!

NARS ENDLESS ORGASM PALETTE – SHOCKING WEAR TEST

Hey Finders! ⚡️ What started out as a first impressions video ended in a full day wear test! Stay tuned to hear all my thoughts on the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette. This product & my opinion of it took a serious turn!

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Product Reviewed: NARS Endless Orgasm Palette $49 

Other Products Worn:

  1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant $59
  2. Olay Classic Day Cream $5.99
  3. NARS Radiance Primer $36
  4. Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick $27
  5. Kokie Be Bright Liquid Concealer ‘Medium Beige’ $8
  6. Essense Make Me Brow ‘Browny Brows’ $2.99
  7. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ‘Transparent’ $5.29
  8. Tarte Tipsy Cheek Stain (out of stock)
  9. L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99
  10. Make Up For Ever ‘Wherever Walnut’ Lip Liner $18
  11. Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16

EASY DEWY MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Hey Finders! ⚡️ I’m showing you how to get juicy, luminous skin in a matter of minutes. SO! grab all your cream products & let’s get started!

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Products Used:

  1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant $59
  2. Olay Classic Day Cream $5.99
  3. NARS Radiance Primer $36
  4. Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick $27
  5. Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in ‘Light Natural’ $5.99
  6. Kokie Be Bright Liquid Concealer ‘Medium Beige’ $8
  7. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ‘Transparent’ $5.29
  8. Tarte Tipsy Cheek Stain (out of stock)
  9. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ‘Celestial’ $42
  10. Seraphine Botanicals Daisy + Peral Natural Radiance Booster $22
  11. SinfulColors Stop & Stare Gel Eyeliner ‘Seductive’ $5.99
  12. Collab The Works Wow Effect Mascara $13
  13. L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99
  14. Morphe Continuous Setting Spray $16

AFFORDABLE SPRING GLAM ft. COLLAB BEAUTY 🌸

Hey Finders! ⚡️ I’m creating this fun spring makeup look using all affordable makeup. Thank you so much to Collab Beauty for sending me these goodies! You can pick up your own Collab beauty products at your local Sally’s Beauty store! *This video is not sponsored*

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Collab Products Mentioned:

Palette Pro ‘Tropic Like It’s Hot’ $14.99
Line and Shine Metallized Liquid Eyeliner ‘Gold Mine’ $9.99
Shape & Shade Brow Pencil ‘Auburn’ $10.99
Soft Spot Sheer Blush ‘Just for Fun’ $11.99
The Works WOW Effect Mascara ‘Extreme Black’ $12.99
So Extra Duochrome Top Coat Masara $9.99
Matte Spark Cream Lip Color ‘New Flame’ & ‘About Last Night’ $9.99
About the Pout Lip Balm ‘Red Carpet Treatment’ & ‘Make a Mauve’ $9.99
Killer Kohl Self-Sharpening Eye Pencil ‘Rebel’ $9.99
*This stayed for a couple hours – you will have to reapply

Other Products Worn:
KORRES Greek Yogurt Smoothie Primer $42
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation “Vienna” $49
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer ‘Light Natural’ $5.99
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Shade & Define $8.40 *SALE
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $23
Anastasia Amrezy Highlighter $28