How Much is My Face Worth? Summer Edition

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Good Afternoon Loves! Today’s post is like no other post I have ever done. I saw someone else do a similar post and it got me interested to see how much my face is worth. My products in the summer are a little different than in the winter, that is why I did a summer edition. I thought this post would be cool to do and I am excited and nervous to see how much I spend on my face daily. I never noticed how much products I use until I laid it all out.

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Primer-I first start off with applying the Benefit POREfessional Primer which retails for $31. I really like this primer because it controls my oily skin while also reducing my pores.

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Concealer-Then I apply my MAC Pro Longer Concealer. This concealer retails for $21.

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Foundation-For my foundation I apply the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. This retails for $39. I love this foundation because its full coverage and light weight.

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Mascara- I switch my up mascara daily but the one I used today was the Benefit They’re Real Mascara. Honestly this is one of my all time favorite mascaras. The mascara retails for $24.

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Eyebrows- The eyebrow pencil I use is from Wet N Wild. The pencil retails for $0.99. This is a really cheap product but overall I love the pencil. Its the only brow product I use.

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Eyeshadow- Today I was in a rush so I grabbed my Covergirl Eyeshadow Quad. This eyeshadow retails for $4.24. The colors are so beautiful and go with any outfit.

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Powder-The MAC Studio Fix Powder is by far my favorite powder. The powder helps to control my oil and shine throughout the day. The powder retails for $27 and is so worth the price.

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Setting Spray-Finally I set my face with the Urban Decay Setting Spray. Another product that I love and helps to control my oil and shine. The spray is $30.

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Lipstick-Lastly I apply a lip product. Today I am using the ELF Glossy Gloss which retails for $3.

My total comes to $180.23. I was thinking it would be less, just because I have a variety of drugstore & high end products. If you have done this post before or even calculated your amount, let me know. I would like to see how much other people’s total comes out to.

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Summer Makeup Essentials

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Summer! Summer! Summer! I’m so happy the hot weather is finally here. Summertime is honestly like no other time. Especially when it comes to makeup. Adding a highlighter, blush, or bronzer adds to your summer look. While switching from a heavy foundation to a lightweight concealer is the way to go. Below I have my favorite summer makeup essentials that I have found are best for the summertime, so I can have a fun time, and not worry about my makeup!

 

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Bronzer-I normally wear a bronzer when my makeup looks a little lighter and I use the bronzer to outline and shape my face. Its somehow similar to contouring your face but instead of using many products and having to blended them out, a bronzer is one product that glides onto the skin. I love that there are multiple uses of bronzers. Another use is to use to highlight your face. Highlighters have become the new obsession lately, and I personally rather use a bronzer than a highlighter.

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Blush-Unlike many other makeup products, its hard for me to wear blushes regularly. Whenever I wear a blush, its noticeable and I don’t think it goes well with every outfit I wear. However, summer is the perfect time.Wearing a lip color that matches your blush color is also a great tip to add to your makeup. The two correlate with one another.

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Concealer-All of the foundations I own are all full coverage. Many full coverage foundations, even some medium to light coverage foundations can be very heavy and can take a lot of product to pile onto the face. A concealer is very light weight in compression to a foundation. If you are worried about concealers not giving you enough coverage, there are lots of full coverage concealers. My favorites are the MAC Prolonger Concealer & NYX Concealer Stick. Both of these concealers can be worn in addition to a foundation or by themselves. Highly recommend these two.

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Pink/ Nude Lipstick-Definitely a must for summer!! Pinks & Nudes go with any skin color which is great because sometimes I find that colors that might look good on some people,do not look good on me. However, pink and nude is designed for anyone. I love having a nude with me at all times, due to the fact that nude is a basic color that can go with any outfit. Pink can also coordinate with any outfit while also adding a pop of color. If you are wearing an outfit that has basic colors, add a bold/bright pink. This tip can definitely take the outfit from boring to beautiful!

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Face Mask-I have recently become obsessed with face mask. I absolutely love these. Not only do face mask relax the skin and yourself, but there are varieties of them. My favorites are acne treatment mask & sleeping mask. I love pampering myself, which saves me lots of money instead of going to a spa. Sephora mask are great and some of them can be used more than once. My favorite acne treatment mask is from Neutrogena.

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Bright Nail Polish-Summertime is that time of the year where you can wear your cute sandals and have your nails polished! I love having my nails done. I’m the type who has bright colors in spring/summer time and neutral/dark colors in winter/fall. An essential is always having a pink or nude in stock. Some bright colors don’t go with every outfit. If you want to take a risk or just expand out, try a purple, blue, neon, or white. Def White!!

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Setting Spray-This essential is crucial for those who wear lots of makeup or makeup for an extended amount of time. It can be a pain to constantly reapply makeup over and over again; especially when you’re having a good time. Invest in a setting spray this summer so you can have a good time without worrying about your makeup.

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Powder-Powder has saved my life during the hot weather. I have naturally oily skin and it gets worse during the summer. Having a powder has helped me to control my oily skin and my shine. I highly recommend even if you don’t have oily skin. I’m currently using the MAC Studio Fix Powder, and can I say it is worth every dollar!!

What are your summer essentials? Do we have any in common? If not please comment and let me know. I’m open to trying & discovering new products.

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Makeup Setting Sprays

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Recently I have noticed a lot of my recent post have all been centered around makeup. I mean thats not a bad thing, nope its not! I absolutly love makeup!! However, I have noticed that I’m constantly showing you all what I got and I have not done many post dedicated to certain products where I am able to be informative about these products. I love reading post about a product, especially if I am interested in the product and maybe eventually buying it. Okay enough about this, blah, blah, blah. Today’s post is about Makeup Setting Sprays. If you saw my Makeup Primer Post where I explain how I have done countless research on ways to control oil and shine on my face. If you have oily skin or even combination, then you know what I am talking about. Makeup Setting Sprays are designed to basically help/make your makeup last all day. I normally wear my makeup for an 8 hour period, that is kinda a long time. Having a setting spray helps me from having to keep reapplying makeup onto my face throughout the day. I have found 2 setting sprays that I am in love with, one drugstore & one high end!

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Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray (oil control)-The first thing I noticed about this spray was that it is dedicated to oil control. Since I have a problem with oil control I believe I have found my solution. In addition to this oil free product, every other makeup product (besides lipstick, mascara, and eyeshadow) in my routine are also all oil free. Having oil free products helps to not add additional oil onto my face. Overall I love this product a lot! It is not sticky like other setting sprays and it sets onto my face fast. I find that I do 3 squirts onto my face and sometimes an additional one. My makeup seems to last for the 8 hour period that I wear makeup and it could possibly last longer. If oil control is not what you are looking for, Urban Decay has a large variety of other setting sprays.

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ELF Makeup Mist & Set– I did a post on this spray before. I ranted about how I rarely use it any more and that it is a very messy product. Since I had a full bottle left and I hate wasting products, I found a way to use this product. Instead of spraying it directly onto my face and causing my makeup to run, I sprayed it onto my makeup brush. I instantly loved this idea!! It helped so much. Unlike the other setting spray, the ELF Makeup Mist & Set spray has no claims to it. I’m not sure if it is suppose to help with oil or not. However, I do like this product.

If you have tried any of these 2 setting sprays please let me know. Or if you have any recommendations of setting sprays, then also let me know. Enjoy your day!

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Makeup Primers

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Good Afternoon! I hope you all are enjoying your summer! I love summer time but when it comes to the hot sticky weather, I hate it. For those of us who have oily type skin, summer time sucks. I normally get oily throughout the day but 2x oily now that it is summer. Within the last year I have invested in makeup primers. Meaning I have done countless research on ways that I can keep my face from getting super oily and ways to control the oil and shine. Before a year ago I barely knew what a makeup(face) primer was. Yeah I’ve heard of them, but I didn’t fully understand how beneficial they could be. Today I am super happy that I have invested all that time in research and have found ways to help myself. Every product I use in my makeup routine (besides lipgloss, mascara, and eyeshadow) are all oil free products. Below are some face primers that have really helped me control my oil and shine on my face. Although I have oily skin and most of these products help that, if you have dry or combination skin type then these can also be beneficial to you. Always make sure you do your research before buying any product!

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Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer– If you have seen some of my post before you may recognize this primer. I dedicated a whole post on this primer. The Covergirl Outlast All Day primer was my first ever primer. This primer has lasted me forever and I use it a lot. The thing I love about this primer is that its biggest claim is to be oil free! Also it is said to last all day, which is a plus. The texture or formula of this primer is thick and has a lotion or moisturizer feel to it. Although the primer claims to be oil free I have gone days where my face is very oily. Some days I skip wearing a primer and I feel as though my makeup holds the same and last for the same amount. It honestly just depends on the day for this primer.

Since I was new to the whole concept of face primers, I started out with drugstore products. I really enjoyed the drugstore primer I had. However, I knew that this was something I would not only invest my time in, but also my money. I believe that higher end products would give me even more control over my oil and shine just because the ingredients in the higher end products were better for my face than the drugstore products. Below are my favorite high end primers that have honestly worked better for me than the drugstore primer.

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BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer– The Prime Time Foundation Primer is a VERY light weight product. When you apply it it feels as though there is no product there, but there is. It absorbs very quickly. Many people may prefer a light weight product on their face, if so this is for you. This particular primer is not solely dedicated to oil free however it does combat excess oil and helps with enlarged pores. Also this product is dedicated for all skin types. Overall I enjoy this product but kinda wish it wasn’t as light weight as it is. Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m actually putting something on my face or not. Bare minerals claims the primer “smoothes away flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and the look of enlarged pores.” I honestly would have to agree.

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Benefit POREfessional Face Primer– Let’s be honest, we have all probably seen this product before. I have seen countless youtube videos and blog post from beauty experts that have incorporated this product into their makeup routine. Honestly although I had seen this product, I never knew what it was. The last thing I thought it could be was a makeup primer. At first I was not going to buy just because it was so hyped about and I like to give all products a try. However, from  my research I have found that this product in fact is worth the hype. The main goal of this product is to minimize pores (hence the name of the product). At the same time it is also an oil free product. Two things I struggle with all in one product, YES PLEASE!! Overall, I honestly love this product and it seems to have minimize my pores while also helping to control my oil and shine throughout the day.

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MAC Prep & Prime– Honestly I have not used this particular product as much as the other. Although I complain that the BareMinerals Prime Time Primer was too light weight, the Mac Prep & Prime is too runy and liquidy. The primer feels as if I am applying lotion onto my face. I’m not really sure if I want that in a primer. As for oil & shine control, I would say it works. I haven’t used it that much to give a full detailed review for the control.

Link to my Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer Post– https://girlytreasures.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/1042/

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Sephora Mascara Favorites

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Recently my post have consisted of hauls!! I’ve never have had so many at once. I love getting new products and sharing my experiences with the products. My newest products that I’m reviewing will be the Sephora Favorites Mascara. The set is Sephora’s top mascaras in a travel size. After you try the mascaras you go back and redeem for a full sized tube of mascara. I love the concept of this and I am going to take full advantage of this opportunity. Below is my review on the mascaras then my overall opinion and which one I will chose.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara– I honestly am in love with the bottle and packing of this mascara. The pinkish color bottle really captured my attention. Overall the bottle makes the product seem very glamours and rich like. The brush is like no other mascara brush I have seen. It’s a short brush with the bristles compacted close to one another. Also the bristles do not flare out, which can be seen on a lot of mascara brushes. I like a lot of volume with my mascara. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara gives me a lot of coverage just not enough. If I want to make my eyes look like I have mascara on but not a full glam look than this mascara would be perfect. Overall I like the mascara, however, it is not my favorite one nor my least liked one.

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Sephora Outrageous Volume Mascara– My first honest opinion about this mascara was that I was not going to like it as much as the others because it was the cheapest and also the messiest. However, this particular mascara gives me the volume that I look for in a mascara. I really enjoy the overall effect it has. My only con about the mascara is that it is super messy. By far the messiest makeup product I have ever used. Every single time I use this I end up always having to clean up excess product. It is very frustrating when I am in a hurry or have a lot to and realize that I have to clean up. Overall this has potential to be a really great product besides the mess it creates.

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Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara– Recently I have fallen in love with the Tarte brand. I adore the brand and love the formula of the products. When Tarte introduced their new line I knew I had to try something from it. This mascara is from their new line that is to die for. Tarte is one brand I absolutely adore. The Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara is a great mascara to use. It honestly does feel like applying paint, especially when taking the brush away from the bottle. The volume is the mascara gives is okay, just not wonderful. The packing sucks but the theme is very different and nice. I honestly expected to enjoy this mascara, however, I find that I rarely use it as much as I use some of the others. Once again, not my favorite nor my least favorite.

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara– I have tried this product before and honestly I loved it. The only problem I had was that it was very messy. When I got this mascara again in the Sephora Favorites, I fell more in love than I did before. I experienced new things that I didn’t the first time I used this mascara. This mascara honestly gives the best volume. The Benefit They’re Real Mascara is my go to mascara at the moment and I find that I use it more than any other mascara. Honestly the volume is amazing! Although it can be messy, its easy to clean and not as much as a bother as some other mascaras. This is a very popular mascara and I can say that it is worth the hype.

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Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara- I first want to say that out of all the mascaras I own, I have never had one that had a smell to it. The very first thing I noticed about this particular mascara was the smell. Normally if a product has a certain smell to it I rarely even notice and it normally does not bother me. Instantly when I opened the tube I noticed a smell. Now the smell is not horrible or anything, honestly it does not bother me. However, there is one. For me none of this matters, but for some people it is the determining factor on rather or not they like a product. As for the volume it gives, there is really none. One thing this mascara is good at is separating the lashes and the brush is easy to get into the inner lash. I pair this mascara with another mascara so I can add the extra volume that I like.

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Overall: I really enjoyed the concept of this Sephora Favorites. Having the opportunity to sample out some products before actually purchasing the full size was very helpful. I honestly wish I could do this for every single makeup product. I have only had the mascaras for maybe a month and a half. I will continue to use all 5 of them to get a sense of which one I will get the full sized for. At the moment the Benefit They’re Real Mascara seems to be my favorite but that could honestly change.

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