Get Ready With Me! // Shaaanxo by BH Cosmetics Palette

Even though my love for getting ready for a night out is deep and true and pure and I like to take my time, that certainly doesn’t always happen. This video is case in point and rears it’s head towards the end as I am delicately clutching a lash letting the glue get tacky while highlighting my face… listen, it’s real life and I know we have all been there. I really, really like the way the makeup turned out even though getting there wasn’t the most relaxing experience of my life.

Let’s talk about the palette itself for a second, shall we? Shaaanxo has become a serious addiction for me over the last, I don’t know, maybe year. I watch her daily vlogs, regular beauty videos and follow her on Snapchat. I find her to be super talented, refreshingly honest, hardworking and also happens to be a dime. So when she released this palette, it was a no-brainer…I needed it and I needed it yesterday.

The Good: As I mention in the video, many of the shadows remind me of Makeup Geek shades, which isn’t a bad thing. The colors are pretty and work well together. They especially come to life with some Fix+ spray.

The Bad: I do have a couple complaints, however. I had a lot of fall out the first few times I used the shadows and still experience mild fall out but that’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a more neutral transition shade, as the mustard shade is a bit bright on my light skin for day to day wear. If there was a brown I would probably never use another palette again. The lipsticks are beautiful but do not appear in the lips as they do on the pan.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color – Medium
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Shaaanxo Palette
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Black
  • Ardell Lashes – Naturals #124
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

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GRWM // Red Sox Game

Hey guys! I was genuinely kind of in a rush had to do my makeup, no time to play around. I had to go with a standby look so I obviously stuck with neutrals and a cat eye, topped off with a festive Sox red lip! Even though we lost, I still had a pretty silly time drinking Sam’s Summer, wolfing down a Fenway Frank and dancing to alllll the up-at-bat songs. I have listed the products below! xoxo

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PRODUCTS:

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • EX1 Foundation – 100 AND Makeup Forever HD – 117
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder – Transluscent
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Mirage, Beaches & Cream, Latte, Brown Sugar
  • Jordana Cat Eye Liner – Brown
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop
  • MAC Mineralize Blush – Warm Soul
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella
  • Pantene Airspray

MUSIC

Invincible – Deaf Kev

Rainy Day Lunch Date

A couple of week ago I filmed this GRWM for a lunch date! I intended to go very light but you’ll see, it did not happen. The photo used for this post was from another date, as I genuinely didn’t have enough time to snap any pics for this post! But it is from a lunch date I had with my sister, hence the smile on the face.

PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer – Equalizer Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foudnation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal – Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Highlighter – Lunch Money
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Mink
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Buxom Full On Lip Polish – Dolly

Green + Gold Fall Makeup // Makeup Geek Duochrome

For today’s look I used a couple Makeup Geek Duochrome eye shadows! I used a couple of the lighter, more user friendly shades this week at work but have been dying to get my paws on the darker shades, which I think pack more of a duochrome punch. In addition to the eyes I wanted to use a Colour Pop liquid lipstick – the color is stunning and totally fits the look, but they are a little drying (FYI!). If you have requests, let me know!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm
  • CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation – 120
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – W3
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealers – 10 Light, 20 Sand
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
  • Aquaphor Ointment
  • treStique Mini Shadow Crayon – Venetian Gold
  • Makeup Geek Duochromes – Ritzy, Voltage
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal – Black
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar and Glow Palette
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics – Lippie Stix Primer
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip – Bumble
  • NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

Get Ready With Me // PAX East 2015

This year Tristan + I attended PAX East for the third time. PAX is essentially a giant gaming convention filled with vendors, game developers, streamers, companies involved with all aspects of the gaming world + so much more. It is an insane but very cool experience! I actually vlogged my weekend so stay tuned for that on Wednesday, if you’d like to see what PAX is like.

I know, I know. This isn’t a celebrity look and I JUST promised to make Sundays celebrity inspired. Well, as you’ll also see on the vlog, I did film something. I just forgot to turn my microphone on. So it will have to wait until next weekend + I hope this makes up for it. The star of the show is definitely the Colour Pop Lippie Stick in Feminist, which was perfect for today because it is International Women’s Day! I could write the world’s longest blog post about equality and the importance of women having the power to make their own decisions. I really could. But for now, makeup. Enjoy!

 

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear – NW20
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer + Highlighter – 230 Fair/Light
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights – 100 Bare Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hilight Blush – Nude
  • NYX Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • ColourPop Lippie Stick + Pencil – Feminist
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – I ❤ This
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Rimmel Wonder Lash Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave In Spray
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray