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What’s Inside My Makeup Bag?

Hello Gorgeous
I’ve had several requests to see what’s inside my makeup bag.. So I’m giving you a firsthand look at what’s inside! My makeup collection is a little on the ginormous side.. Here’s what’s inside my every day makeup bag.
 I obviously got the bag itself from Sephora and it’s quite old. I need to replace it but it’s the perfect size for what I like to carry with me. 
So let’s start at the front and work our way back.. Tweezers. One of the most important pieces in your toolkit.. I mean makeup bag. This is one thing that I simply can’t scrimp on, and neither should you. I mean let’s be real. There’s nothing worse than a bushy brow or peach fuzzy upper lip. Get those strays, ladies!
Next. Ahhh my ultimate go-to favorite lipliner, MAC Stripdown. Completely necessary for the perfect nude lip. It’s just the right liner tone whether you’re using a pink, nude or brown lipstick. Below are all of my lipsticks and glosses I use with it.
MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil is perfect for a quick fix when I’m in a rush. But be careful… only use click at a time because it’s so thin it breaks off incredibly easy!
MAC Brownborder Technakohl Eyeliner is perfect for a brown smoky eye. I love to use this with golds, creams and tans.
As you can see, I love my blush. MAC Pink Swoon is a gorgeous color for summertime.  In winter I like to mix it with my bronzer to give those perfect pink hued cheeks, without being overly pinky.
Now on to my (pathetic) brush…. It was originally a MAC bronzer brush that broke in half.  I love it so much that I can’t part ways with it even though it’s half gone lol! It’s the perfect density for bronzer and blending.
I prefer the cheapy eyelash curlers from Target. They cost about $1.99 per pair and they’re the best in my opinion. I’ve tried super expensive curlers and even heated curlers…Nothing gets the job done better than these.
A solid highlighter can add the perfect touch to any look. A little down the bridge of your nose, on your cupid’s bow, on your brow bones and on the inside corner of your eyes. A friend told me about Covergirl Instant Cheekbones contouring blush and it does amazing things. All three shades over a light coat of blush is really gorgeous. You can pick this up at any drugstore.
I’m super picky when it comes to bronzer. I’ve tried most brands out there without much luck. I can’t stand when a bronzer has too much shimmer.. Who wants to look like a disco queen?! My face just isn’t complete without at least a little bronzer. Right now I’m loving the Milani big bronzer compact in “Fake Tan”. It has a tiny bit of shimmer, but not enough to notice. I typically pick this up at Walgreens.
MAC Blot Powder is fantastic for soaking up oily spots but I use it specifically as a translucent powder to set my under eye concealer. I prefer to use NYC loose translucent powder to set my concealer (not pictured here), but the MAC pressed powder works magic when you’re in a pinch.
My ultimate mascara is L’oreal Power Volume Collagen in Black. I’ve been a L’oreal Voluminous in “Blackest Black” girl for years.. but honestly this one takes the cake. It plumps. It lengthens. It seperates. It doesn’t clump. It doesn’t flake. It’s magical. I also get this from Target.
Nars “Turkish Delight”.. The most perfect piece of the nude lip mystery. This gloss turns any color lip into a sultry, creamy nude masterpiece. If you haven’t tried it yet, be warned. It will change your life.
MAC “Viva Glam VI” is a beautiful pinky gloss that is gorgeous alone or over other colors. It’s tackier than what I typically like, but this color is so beautiful that I don’t mind it.
Sephora “Rouge Shine” is a beautiful nude color. I don’t ever like to wear it alone, but under Turkish Delight or MAC Viva Glam, it’s really pretty.
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in “Behave Yourself” is another one I don’t like to wear alone.  It’s a little too pearly on it’s own for me, but it’s great over any pink or nude lipstick.
MAC Lipstick in “Angel” is a cult classic and it’s easy to understand why.. It goes with everything. It’s my go to light pink.
MAC Lipstick in “Snob” is amazing for a bold, solid pink. It’s great for layering with other colors or by itself.  It’s not an every day color, but more for a night out on the town.
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer from Sephora is fantastic. I use it under my eyes and for blemishes. It provides really great coverage.
I use clear mascara to keep my brows in place. Any brand will do but Elf is only $1.00 at Target and it works just as good as any.
And of course you need a hand sanitizer before you start touching your face!

These two palettes are what I use mostly every day. The Warm Palette from Coastal Scents can be bought here for $16.00. I use this primarily to fill in my eyebrows. It also has great neutral tones. The Naked Palette from Urban Decay is so amazing in every single way. You can put together hundreds of looks with this little beauty. Just search Naked Palette on YouTube and you’ll be amazed. 
So there you have it, that’s what’s in my makeup bag. I also plan to post about my makeup organization and show my entire collection at some point. Hope this gave you lovely’s some good tips!

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Valentine’s Day Banner DIY

I know, I know.. It’s been a few days since I’ve updated my little bloggy. But, in my defense, this week has been INSANELY busy. I’m actually blogging from Georgia right now.
Anywho, a week ago or so, the amazing ladies over at Target Does It Again (whom I follow via Instagram!) posted this little Valentine’s banner..

So I went to Target on my lunch hour so I could see this banner with my own eyes and hold it in my hands.. And I realized that I could make one of my own at home so easy and to my own liking. So here’s What I used to make it:
– Felt in different colors
– Twine
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Permanent marker
– Heart cutout for tracing
(Please don’t mind the clothespins, I didn’t end up using them!)
I used a heart that I printed off of Google Images to be my guide. Then traced the heart shape onto pink, white and red felt.
I then used twine and a big yarn needle and sewed two stitches through the tops of each heart. I spaced out the hearts so that the hung just right over my kitchen sink.
I found this adorable heart shaped wreath for about $4.00 at Michael’s Craft Store. It’s hung by fishing line from the shutters. I love the banner and the wreath together! Hope you guys are all having a beautiful weekend!
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Outfit of the Day!

Here in LA, we’ve been having the most amazing weather the past few days.. It’s been just about 80 degrees! Needless to say, we haven’t needed to bundle up this week. Here’s a few photos of the outfit I was wearing this evening.
Today I’m wearing my faux black leather leggings from Zara, nude & black super high heels from Charlotte Russe and a mint green cutout sweater from a little store here in LA named Style Code.
Hope you guys are keeping warm! Tomorrow is our last nice weather day and the rain is moving our way. Hope you had a blessed Tuesday 🙂

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