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I just wanted to post this pic. As you can see I like to look natural. I was in a rush to leave and I needed a fast face. I filled in my brows, mascara, blush and my favorite Dior lip glow. This was a quick post but I hope you like it!!

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Shopping My Stash

This only a sneak peak of what I have in my makeup stash. I’m not calling this a collection because it is truely time to use all of what I have. I mean to use things but I just forget about them.

I really need to stop buying makeup! So what I plan to do is use what I have and try to fall in love with the items I stopped using and maybe I can find some new favorite things. I have makeup I haven’t even opened yet so that is bad and a waste of money. I always felt that I would not open something until I used up one thing. That has not happened yet. So the best thing for me to do is to open things and force myself to use them. I  will be rotating items in my makeup bag to help me get some use out of some things. I did throw away some things that were old and to help with the process of elimination I gave away some things on Makeup Alley. Thanks for reading!! Let’s start saving some money! Love and Lipstick!

My Makeup Inspiration!

I LOVE RIHANNA. I love her fashion and makeup. When I look for makeup looks I tend to get my inspiration from what Rihanna is wearing. This picture is about two years old but I just found it and I love it. I’m not a wearer of eyeshadow but she makes me want to wear some just for this look. For an everyday look I would wear a navy blue eyeliner to take the place of the blue shadow.  Who is your makeup inspiration?

My Favorite Products!!


MUFE Face and Body #18 This foundation do not settle in my smile lines, it does not make me look like I have a mask on my face and it just looks good all day.  I like to look natural but not natural if you know what I mean. I also would like to give the MAC Face and Body a try so I could compare the two but for right now I’m loving MUFE!

Mac Studio Finish Concealer NC45. I used this concealer on my blemishes, This is my fav because it does not move, great coverage and it stays all day.
 
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer NC45. I like this one too because to me it does the same things studio finish does it’s just a little creamier amd smoother.
 
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit- Golden. I use this one under my eyes. When I stay up all night from doing homework, the next day I look like death. I put this concealer under my eyes and set it with the powder that comes in the kit and I look bright eyed and bushy tailed!! HA!
I can’t go without concealer!!!!
 
NARS- Casino. I love this Bronzer sooooooo much!! Most days I wear concealer and Bronzer on my face. This bronzer makes me glow and I look like I just stepped off the beach. I love this bronzer.
 
 MAC Brow Shader –Ivoire/ Walnut (Discontinued) Since I have very thick brows I like to used this powder to fill in the sparse areas. I used the lighter shade under the brow and they still look natural and not too strong looking.
 
Right now I’m wearing Great Lash BIG, Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black. I love these two together for extra UMPH!!  When I’m in a rush I will wear Great Lash alone. I just started wearing the YSL Radical Noir (not pictured) it reminds me of Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black but just a tad bit better. I will give a full review in a later post.
 
Dior Lip Glow. If I need something to put on my lips and I’m in a rush this is my go to lip balm. It has spf 10 and it gives me just a pink tint on my lips. I love this stuff!!
 I do own eye shadows but I don’t like to wear eye shadow but I,  prefer colored eyeliners. I would wear eye shadow sometimes, only if I’m in the mood to wear them. I know it’s weird.
My Blush  is always different. For right now I like corals and oranges. What are you favorites? Smooches!

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Get To Know Me!!

SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice daily. Morning and Night.
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have dry, combination skin.
-What is your current facial wash?
Ambi Complexion Cleasning Bar.
-Do you exfoliate?
Yes, 3 times a week. I love to exfoliate.
-What brand do you use?
Queen Helene Raspberry and Pomergrante Scrub.
-What moisturizer do you use?
Neutrogena Daily Moisturerizer with Helioplex SPF 45
-Do you have freckles?
No, I do not.
-Do you use eye cream?
Yes, All About Eyes by Clinique.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Not, really.
Only around that time of the month.
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
 I never had to use it but, I used it and it made my skin very, very, very dry and sensitive. I will never, never, never use it again!!!!
MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use?
MakeUp Forever Face and body
How about concealer?
MAC Studio Finish 
-Do you know your undertone color?
Yes, I have a yellow undertone.
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I like them. I just don’t wear them.
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
I know. I will always smell my mascara before I put it on. No matter if it’s new or getting old.
-What brand of mascara do you use?
Different brands My favorite right now is YSL Radical Noir. Loreal’s Carbon Black is a dupe.
-Sephora or MAC?
 Both.
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Yes.
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
I like to use brushes and sponges.
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
No, I do not. I don’t wear much eyeshadow. 
-For the face?
 Nope.
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
 I do not have one.
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I like both.
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never. Knock on wood. I poked myself in the eye with a mascara wand though.
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them. I just don’t wear them.
-Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes, Bare Escentuals.
-What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Jubilee
-How about lipgloss?
MAC C-Thru
-What is your favorite blush to use?
MAC My Highland Honey (Limited Edition)
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Umm. NO!!!!
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes, I do!
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
I do but, not a lot.
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, I did. I wanted to go to MUD. The Make –Up Desinory.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Sometimes I’ll poke myself in the eye with the mascara wand. -Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I hate it when people match their eye shadow to their shirt.
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Most of the time I like to wear neutrals. If I want to wear color it depends on my mood.
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Rihanna. I love her make-up!
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? Blistex!
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
 Yes, I do it all the time!
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
 I sure do!
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
 I do not have a favorite make-up line. I think the brand that caters to most or all skin tones, great coverage, blendable and affordable are the best lines.
-What do you think of Makeup??
I think Make up is fun!!  It makes me creative when I want to be!
 
This was a TAG but I figured I will post it to let my readers get to know what I like. You can copy and paste if you like as TAG for your readers!!! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about me! Well makeup related anyway! 

Product Rave!! Garnier Dark Spot Corrector!!!

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I’ve always been a fan of Garnier’s hair shampoos and conditioners. I though why not give their skincare a try. I jump for joy and scream YES!!! This product really works!!! I finally found something that is not a waste of money. I’ve been going through a rough battle with dark spots (acne marks) on my cheeks. I had a purge period after using a retinol treatment. I just could not take it anymore. I was breaking out left and right, up and down. I never had bad skin to begin with I just wanted better skin. You know the saying “If ain’t broke don’t fix it. I should have took heed to that saying. Anyway, my rant about retinol will be in another post…..

Company Claims: “Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector reduces the appearance of dark spots caused by aging, repeated environmental exposure, hormonal fluctuations, and even past acne damage. Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector is powered by pure, potent Vitamin C to break up dark spots and lift them away”. www.garnierusa.com

Using the Dark Spot Corrector, I saw improvement after about a week and I use it once a day. I use the corrector every morning along with my moisturizer with SPF 15. The corrector can be used as a regular moisturizer but, I have dry, combination skin and this alone just don’t cut it. I’ve been using the Dark Spot Corrector for about a month now and the past two weeks I’ve been using it morning and night. I’ve seen a better improvement of my skin. I have a glow and the spots are getting much lighter. I will give the credit to the natural Vitamin C it has. If you are having some trouble with getting rid of your pesky acne marks give this a try!!! Have you tried this? How did it work for you? Post a comment and let me know what you think?

Cost: $14.99 ( That is how much it cost me) Prices differ at different drugstores.

It’s on sale right now @ Target for $12.74

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