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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Get Ready With Me - Holiday Look ft. Flower Beauty + November Ipsy

Products Used:
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
Flower Beauty About Face Foundation
Maybelline Dark Circle Concealer
Flower Beauty Eyebrow Pencil
Flower Beauty Cream Blush - Forget-Me-Not
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Pixi Beauty Bronzer - Subtly Suntouched 

ELF Eyelid Primer
Ulta Cream Eyeshadow - Rose Gold
Flower Beauty Eyeshadow Quad - Foxy Browns
EM Cosmetics Waterliner - Bronze Kiss
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil - Black Market
Starlooks Eye Pencil - Obsidian
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon - Shameless
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss - Crowd Pleaser

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Friday, November 15, 2013

GRWM :: OOTD + FOTD :: Flower Beauty, Ulta Cream Eyeshadows, Kitten Shirt

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Boots - Gordmans
Socks - Target
Tights - Target
Shorts - PacSun
Pink Cami - Gordmans
Kitten Tank - Target
Chambray Shirt - Body Central
Necklace - Body Central
Black Swan Cuff - Jewelmint
Black macrame bracelet made by me
Love wrap bracelet - Payless


What's on my nails?
Sinful Colors - Easy Going REVIEW HERE

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance REVIEW HERE
Ulta Cream Eyeshadow - Rose Gold
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil - West
- Black Market REVIEW HERE
Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil - Nude
It's So Big Volumizing Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara REVIEW HERE
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer REVIEW HERE
Flower Beauty About Face Foundation REVIEW HERE
Beauty Blender REVIEW HERE
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder REVIEW HERE
Flower Beauty Brow Pencil - Light Brown REVIEW HERE
NYX Eyebrow Pencil Brush
Chella Clear Brow Gel
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer REVIEW HERE
ELF Studio Blush - Candid Coral
Elf Studio Blush - Gotta Glow
Flower Beauty Shine Lipstick - Nude Narcissus REVIEW HERE

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review :: Flower Beauty Win Some Rouge Some Creme Blush CB3 Forget-Me-Not

This product claims to turn from a cream to a powder and honestly, I didn't believe that claim when I purchased it. However, once swatching it and using the product, I can see that this claim is true.

For this reason, you don't need to set this cream blush with a powder on top, it is great on its own.  It's not going to move around, once it's dry, it's good to go.

The product feels similar to NYX cream blushes straight out of the package and it blends nicely and sets similarly to ELF cream blushes.

These last all day and have very minimal fading on me, even with my oily skin.

These glide onto the skin, no tugging at all. They are super easy to work with and blend in beautifully.  They are not patchy whatsoever.

I think they are perfectly pigmented.  You don't need to dig at them to get some color payoff, but you also won't really over-do-it with this color in particular.  I find it to be a really nice natural pinky-peach flush.

Once again, I am impressed with this Flower Beauty product and would definitely recommend you check them out if you're looking for a cream blush.  I don't own many cream blushes because with my oily skin, I just despise piling on creamy products, they always make me feel gross.  The ELF studio cream blushes don't last very long on me, they fade in a couple hours, and the NYX cream blushes are too wet and sticky, they just never dry down for me, so this one here from Flower is truly awesome.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review :: Flower Beauty Glow Baby Glow Blush Bronze Duo - BD3 Shimmering Goddess

    These are so pigmented! You really need to be careful with them. This particular duo in Shimmering Goddess is the darkest of the bunch and I think would look absolutely gorgeous on darker skintones.

    Since they are super pigmented, they are going to absolutely last you FOREVER!  A good deal for about $10, I must say. :)

    The blush is matte and the bronzer seems to have a satin-like finish.  I have found that the bronzer can come off somewhat patchy, but I think it's totally workable as an all-over bronzer instead of using it in targeted places to specifically contour your cheeks.  I use it with a larger duo-fiber brush to warm up my complexion and it's just great.

    Used together, these two products give a really natural sun-kissed glow to the skin, almost like you've truly been out in the sun and have a teeny tiny sunburn-look due to the dark pink/red color of the blush. (I realize that may sound super horrible to some of you, but that's just what it reminds me of!)

    These last all day with great pigmentation and staying power.  I love that neither are shimmery, I prefer more matte cheek products day-to-day anyway.

    However, I can see how some might find them to be overly-pigmented, but I think they are great and are a really unique addition to my collection!

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Review :: Flower Beauty Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad Palette - EQ3 Foxy Browns

     Because of my love for Flower Beauty products, not because I need more eyeshadows, I decided to pick up an eyeshadow quad and I'm really glad I did. 

     This quad in 'Foxy Browns' is an excellent neutral palette.  The shadows have wonderful pigmentation and are so great to work with. I find that they blend well and all four work together so well.

      I especially love the fact that this quad includes different finishes.  There is a matte dark brown, a shimmery pink, a shimmery brown, and a somewhat satin/metallic taupe.  Of all of these shadows, the taupe is probably the most disappointing, it just doesn't seem to transfer to the lid well, even with a base. It looks best when applied with the finger I've found. But all of the others are just great! 

     Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette and would urge you to check out other shadows from Flower Beauty. I really hope this line is successful because I can't wait to see how it expands and what new, awesome stuff Drew Barrymore throws our way. 

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Review :: Flower Beauty About Face Foundation - SF3

Picked this up because I am, well, obsessed with Flower Beauty.  I have loved pretty much every single item I have picked up from this line and every time I'm at Walmart, I just have to stop and stare. :)

This foundation will not last you all day perfectly, like others such as Revlon Colorstay, but we can't really compare everything to Colorstay all the time. It's awesome, everyone knows that.  Anyway, this foundation will last a good portion of the day but you can tell it starts to break down after about 6 hours and you will need to touch up with powder or at least blot.  I have oily skin so that can also be a big factor as well. 

This foundation definitely needs to be set with powder, whether or not you are oily, it doesn't dry down, it stays wet-looking and -feeling on the skin.

They really cater towards the fair skinned ladies!  Usually, in most drugstore foundations I am the second lightest shade, but with this one I was third lightest! That may sound dumb to some, but if you have very fair skin and can't seem to find a good drugstore foundation, I would say at least go check these guys out. 

Doesn't have a strong or bad scent.  It doesn't smell chemically like some foundations do.

About medium coverage. 

Blends in easily and looks great.  Probably one of the most blendable foundations I've tried lately.  But it's not so blendable that it will disappear or totally blend away.  The consistency is a nice balance between thick and thin and I overall really enjoy applying this.  I find that some foundations are going to look their best using different methods such as your fingers, a sponge, or a brush.  With this foundation, I find that it looks great with all of these methods.  I try not to use it with my beauty blender because it is water-based and the beauty blender will just suck up so much of the product, I don't want to waste it.  I actually quite enjoy using my fingers to apply this foundation, which I normally don't like doing.

The finish can depend on what powder you use to set your foundation with, of course.  I use one of two powders to set this.  Milani Multitasking Face Powder for a little extra coverage days, or Neutrogena Shine Control Powder for any regular day.  I have found that the Neutrogena powder can look cakey on top of other foundations, but it looks fine with this one.

Overall, I enjoy this foundation for everyday use and I would definitely recommend it!

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I really hope this was helpful in some way for you guys!
Have you tried anything from Flower Beauty? What do you think?


Lookbook : Style a Chambray Shirt for Fall

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Chambray shirt - Body Central

 Look #1:
Boots - Walmart
Leggings - Gordmans
Skirt - Body Central
Sweater - Rue 21

 Look #2:
Boots - Gordmans
Leg-Warmers - made by my mom
Tights - Payless
Shorts - PacSun
Shirt - Gordmans
Vest - Body Central

 Look #3:
Shoes - Target
Tights - Target
Skirt - Rue 21
Tank - Old Navy

Look #4:
Shoes - Target
Pants - Target
Shirt - Gordmans
Scarf - Target

What's on my nails?
Flower Beauty - Venus Fly Trap

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