Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
I'd always been curious about drugstore foundations but I was always hesitant because of my bad experiences with drugstore products in the past. But as you can see from my recent string of posts, I've been having more and more good experiences with the drugstore so I finally caved in and bought myself a drugstore foundation. I ended up purchasing the L'Oreal True Match Lumi ($9.89) because I prefer a demi-matte complexion with medium coverage, which I had heard were characteristics of this foundation.
I've been using this foundation for around 2 weeks now and I'm so glad that this was my first drugstore foundation. It's definitely made a good impression on me on behalf of all the most raved about drugstore foundations out there, and for good reason. While the packaging is pretty lame, everything else about the product makes up for that. The foundation has light to medium coverage with a demi-matte finish, meaning it hides your imperfections and keeps your skin looking natural and healthy. One thing that I've noticed though, is that you definitely need to thoroughly shake this foundation before applying it, otherwise it tends to streak.
I like to use my beautyblender to apply the foundation to my face and I always set it with my bareMinerals Touch Up Veil. The foundation lasts all day and I'm always out from 9 AM to 8 PM on the weekdays, so that says a lot! It also stands up to the humid weather and sweaty summer days, which makes me love it even more. I do have to use a blotting sheet halfway through the day to take off excess shine, but I generally have to do that no matter what foundation or powder I'm using.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the market for an affordable yet high quality foundation with dry to normal skin. I wouldn't suggest it for those with oilier skin because of the demi-matte finish, which could possibly make you too shiny. Otherwise, it's got a great finish, intense staying power and is excellent for those on a budget.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
I would like to sincerely apologize for my absence this past week. Over the weekend I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years and really needed to take a week to focus on myself. I hope you all can understand that I really just couldn't bring myself to write a blog post or film a video. But now I'm back in the groove and will be posting regularly again, blog posts on Mondays and Fridays and a video on Wednesday.
Now that all that's out of the way let's get on with the real reason for this post, and that is to review a product that everyone and their mother has been raving about; Rimmel's Scandaleyes in Nude ($4.49). I feel like I've literally heard every YT guru and beauty blogger on the planet talking about this product and how amazing it is, so naturally, I had to try it out for myself.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Can you believe I've never done Chevron nail art before? It's probably one of the simplest nail designs to do but it has always eluded me. So this week I finally decided to give it a try and I wanted to put a spin on it by adding in an ombre look. I used Essie Blanc for the white, Essie Off the Shoulder for the hot pink at the base and Sephora by OPI I'm Wired for the Coral stripe. I'm thinking about filming nail tutorials as I practice my nail art!
Friday, July 5, 2013
I've been on a serious drugstore product review kick lately, but as I mentioned in my Maybelline Color Whisper review, the drugstore has really been killing it lately! Today's product is the L'Oreal Lip Lacquer ($7.99) in the shade Rose On and On and these Lip Lacquers are supposed to be dupes of the YSL Glossy Stains. Unfortunately, I've never tried a YSL Glossy Stain so I can't really compare it but I can imagine how this product is supposed to work and whether it's a good product in general.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Bloglovin' | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram