Category: Beauty on a Budget

NYX is B2G1 Free at Ulta!

NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks, Pro Foundation Mixer and Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

The only thing better than affordable makeup is affordable makeup that’s on sale. It’s a win, win! NYX has always been a great brand for nice quality makeup on a budget for years. Today, NYX has evolved into more of a “professional” drugstore brand with a variety of products that the everyday makeup lover or hardcore makeup junkie can appreciate all the same. NYX seems to be working overtime this year to reign supreme as the best drugstore brand on the market with a ton of great new products that won’t leave your pockets hurting.
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Ipsy Gen Beauty NY Swag Bag & Haul Part Two

Leaders 7 Wonders Amazonian Acari Anti-Pollution Mask, Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask, Befine Skincare, Josie Maran Argan Balm, Skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser, Make Beauty Dual Phase Eye Makeup Remover, Derma E Overnight Peel, Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

You didn’t think I forgot about showing you day 2 of Ipsy’s Gen Beauty NY? I wouldn’t do you like that, girl! It’s been a busy week trying to catch up on some much needed rest after spending the weekend in the city that never sleeps. But my tired body is finally coming around and recuperating from all the excitement Gen Beauty had to offer. The first day was pretty insane and incredibly overwhelming considering it was my only my second time going. Not to mention braving all those large crowds and massive brands on my own. Gen Beauty was still a magical experience though that may have initially left me drained but ultimately inspired.

You guys have no idea how much I’d love to spend every waking moment creating new content, looks and (in the future!) videos to share with my all time favorite people. There’s nothing in the world more inspiring and motivating than knowing that there’s other makeup junkies and divas who appreciate and can relate to my passion for beauty.

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Ipsy Gen Beauty NY Swag Bag & Haul Part One

Ipsy Gen Beauty NY Haul & Goodies

For the past week, I’ve been working on sharing my experience and goodies from Ipsy’s Generation Beauty New York but I’ve been so tired! Not just because I spent hours walking around mingling with other beauty bloggers and waiting in line to meet amazing brand reps. It’s mostly because I spent the majority of my weekend exploring New York (on foot ?) and partying with my best friends who are avid members of #teamnosleep on vacation. In between mixing and mingling at Gen Beauty, I was up until around 5 a.m. (or later) soaking in the city and partying with my favorite girls in the world. I had a blast! However, I’m still incredibly tired an entire week later. I could absolutely go for some hibernation right now. LOL!
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The LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Sets Are a Steal!

LORAC Goddess & Secret Agent Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set

Is it just me or are the holiday collections and sets coming much faster nowadays? We’ve barely made it halfway through September and we’re already starting to see limited edition palettes and value sets that are more geared towards the holidays. Crazy right? I’m not exactly complaining though because I love a good holiday palette and I can never pass up a good value set. But dang! Let a sista breathe and hold on to some coins!

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Is the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette All Hype?

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

We’ve heard it all before. “You get what you pay for.” When it comes to things like traveling, electronics and clothes this saying usually holds true. However, the saying isn’t always true when it comes to makeup. Sometimes, you get a little more than you pay for. Or a little less. It all depends. After months and months of many people singing the praises for the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette I was beginning to wonder was it really all that great. Or just great for the price. I mean, you get 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters for under $15. Pretty much anyone could live with that right?
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New NYX Matte Suede Lip Liners Now at Ulta!

NYX Subversive Socialite, Prune, Oh Put It On, Club Hopper Suede Matte Lip Liner

Literally every time you blink there’s something new at Ulta. Rather it be Mass or Prestige, there’s a new collection or product popping up everyday that’s bound to catch your eye. One of the most innovative brands at Ulta that’s constantly churning out new products is NYX. This year, they’ve been on a serious roll this year releasing entire lines of new products every season. For fall, NYX has added 2 new gloss formulas, extended the Liquid Suede Lip Cream shade lineup, revamped the High Voltage lipsticks and came out with a new line of lip liners. Trust me when I say it’s a lot!

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KaePop Til You Drop!

ColourPop x Karreuche KaePop

Just when you thought the ColourPop x Karrueche Collection was coming to an end they keep the ball rolling. That’s so ColourPop! I honestly wasn’t expecting much from Karrueche’s first ColourPop collection because I’ve never really paid attention to her style and makeup. But you know me. I can’t resist anything shiny, new or ColourPop so I eventually ordered her limited edition Ultra Matte Lips and Super Shock Cheek highlighter and ended up loving every piece.

I went from: “I don’t know about your collection, girl”

To: “Okay, Karrueche! Come through boo!”

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New ColourPop Highlighters for Fall!

New ColourPop Highlighters for Fall!

Summer is winding down but you can still keep your highlight on fleek! Some guys and gals only like to glow in the summer but I like to glow for the gold all year long ’cause there will always be sunlight to bounce of my shimmering cheeks no matter what season it is. That’s why I have to give ColourPop 2 snaps this fall because they’ve added 4 new Super Shock Cheek highlighters to their lineup and they’re giving me all kinds of life. Who couldn’t use a banging highlighter for under $10?

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BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette Now at Ulta!

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 14 Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette

There’s a million reasons to appreciate Ulta but what I love the most about shopping there is that I can grab literally everything I want all in one store. If I need a nail polish, shower cap, deodorant and a yet another eyeshadow palette I have faith that I can grab it all at Ulta. You can’t beat that convenience with a stick! Sometimes I wish Ulta carried more Prestige brands but I still appreciate the fact that Ulta embraces the beauty (and budget friendly prices) of drugstore brands too. I couldn’t be happier that you can now snag ELF from Ulta (online only at the moment) and score $3.50 off and even some BH Cosmetics goodies like the mega-popular Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter.

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ELF ILikeWeylie Face Palette Review

ELF ILikeWeylie Face Palette

When you’ve been wearing makeup for years, you start to get an idea of what colors, formulas and brands will work for you and the ones that don’t. But every now and then we get it wrong. I’m well aware that I have a warm undertone and a little extra melanin to spare so I like to opt for warm, rich colors that I know will show up on my skin tone. So I figured that the new limited edition ELF ILikeWeylie Face Palette would be a good option for me because it featured two orange-toned blushes, a champagne highlighter and a deep bronzer that all looked like it would work well for my brown skin. Boy I was wrong!

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