The Ordinary Colours – Serum Foundation

Hi Babes!

I was originally planning on doing a video today, but with a 3 year old loudly telling himself stories and reading books out loud in his room and an almost 6 month old clamoring for my attention, I decided against that. I used my spending money for the month on a haul of new products from Ulta yesterday so I am going to briefly talk about those as well as a new favorite foundation.

I heard about Deciem The Abnormal Beauty Company a few months ago. It was in reference to their new line of foundations coming out. I checked out the website and was so excited to see that the foundation was only $6.70!! A (anticipated) high end foundation for dollar store prices?? And with so many unique shades available? I ordered what I felt like would be my shade and then eagerly awaited the arrival of my Serum Foundation.

Due to the huge demand for their product, Deceim took a month before getting the serum foundation to me. I honestly didn’t mind the wait. If this foundation was going to be as good as the claims said it was, I was willing to wait! I finally got my 1.1P Fair with Pink Undertones foundation in the mail and carefully inspected the bottle and read the “directions.” I noticed the foundation seemed separated, but I also saw it was highly recommended to shake well before use. I’ve tried the foundation several times in the past two months, but haven’t tried it with primer on first. Today is the first time I’ve done my makeup full face in months. I am so impressed with this foundation! It is very liquid-y and that was concerning to me at first, but it goes on almost velvety and dries matte and almost like a powder. Even though the foundation is very fluid, it has a very good medium coverage and since I don’t need much, I see this one little bottle lasting me for a long time! I have seen reports of the foundation oxidizing, but I think that was in reference to the Coverage Foundation. I haven’t noticed oxidizing in my Serum Foundation though!

Alright, so do I recommend this foundation? Uhm yes, this stuff is amazing, and for that price? Go for it!

Moving on to my Ulta haul!

I have been eyeing Makeup Revolutions Luxury Baking Powder in Banana for a long time. I finally decided to get it tomorrow. I’ll have to say I’m pleased with how it feels. It’s a nice finish instead of using finishing powder to complete a look. I also picked up a new eyeshadow palette. This one is called Unicorns Are Real and as I don’t have any palettes with those colors, I figured why not? So far, I really like the shades! Especially the purples and reddish pink. I’m looking forward to playing with this palette.

The last product I got was a Bright Lights Illumination Blush Stick from NYX. My current blushes are getting old and I need to throw them out so this is a perfect alternative to having a blush palette! I don’t like having a lot of different options for blushes, so having one product to quickly swipe on and go is my preference.

I’m hoping to get a project done in the next few months that will help with getting my YouTube channel up and running again. In the meantime, let me know if you try The Ordinary Serum or Coverage foundations? I’d love to hear what you think!

Product Review – Devera Naturals

Hi Beauties!

Life’s been crazy as usual, but I wanted to share with you two products I was sent to review! They’re from Devera Naturals, and I’ll have to say I’m pretty pleased with them. You can read their story here, but I love that their products are based off of old family Swiss recipes! I don’t know about you, but that adds a little more intrigue and respect for a product when I know there’s a family backstory.

The two products I have been using are the Snow Flower Creme ($43.00) and the Miracle Eyes eye cream ($37.00). I haven’t noticed much of a scent from the Miracle Eyes, but I love the fresh botanical scent from the Snow Flower Creme. I’ve been using the Snow Flower Creme for just over a week now, and I feel like my face in general feels a lot less “inflamed.” Thanks to pregnancy hormones, my skin is in a constant flux and with help from the Snow Flower Creme (and an addition of lavender and eucalyptus oils on the side), my face isn’t as red and my forehead and around my nose especially feels tighter and smoother. I haven’t used the Miracle Eyes as much, just using it when my eyes feel like I’ve been awake for three days. However, when I have used the eye cream, it feels refreshing and brightens my eyes within minutes of applying it!

So how about some pros and cons?

Pros:

  • I really enjoy the scent and the consistency of the Snow Flower Creme
  • I love that the ingredients are natural ingredients!
  • My face feels refreshed and brightened after using it
  • in regards to the Miracle Eyes cream, you only need a little bit, but I feel like my eyes are refreshed and don’t look as tired after applying it
  • I love that both containers for each creams are small but you don’t need much product so I can see them lasting for a good while!
  • I feel like the prices are worth the quality of these products!

Cons:

  • I am assuming it is because the bottles were so cold when I got them, but I’ve had a little bit of trouble with the pump for the Snow Flower Creme (not really a con, but the creme is thicker so maybe it’s just harder to get out of the bottle?)
  • the Miracle Eyes cream sometimes stings a little bit especially if I just cleaned makeup off my face, but the stinging feeling goes away within a few seconds
  • The prices for these product may be more than someone would want to spend (see above though! I do think the cost is worth it!)

Other than those thoughts, I really don’t have much else to add! I really appreciate Devera Naturals sending me products to try and I’d highly recommend them to anyone who’s looking for a new (natural) face cream! I know I’m going to pumping every last drop from the Snow Flower Creme myself!

 

Brows – the trend that is no longer a trend

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Hi Beauties,

I’ve been slowly collecting eyebrow products awhile so here’s my take on the here-to-stay-not-a-trend makeup look!

Brows 

Let’s talk about that!

Brows have been an on again off again trend for quite a few years (decades even?). But over the past maybe two years, possibly longer, bold and/or defined brows have not only been making a big come back, but a lot of fashion/makeup gurus are saying they’re here to stay. Now, of course, we all have eyebrows of some sort, but what they mean is defining your brows. Whether it’s filling them in just enough so they don’t look too sparse, or going full blown bold “make-a-statement” brows. With my heritage including Italian, I inherited my mom’s darker hair, but my dad’s bushy eyebrows. I have taken great pains to contain and control my sometimes, or what used to be, wiry eyebrows, and now, I feel like I have a decent grip on how to fill them in, contain the odd kinky hair that sticks straight up, and I like the shape. I believe one of the most important aspects of your face are your eyebrows. The eyebrows add definition to your face, they define your face shape, and when your eyebrows are defined, it balances out the rest of your features.

So what I want to do now is show you some of the brow products I’ve used and either have hated or loved, or felt something in between.

Here’s a run down of the many different types of brow products out there!

Powders – this are good for doing a gentle, subtle fill in of patchy areas

Gel – you can get clear brow gel (good for holding shape when you’ve combed your brows and keeping product in place) or colored that matches your natural color

Pencils – once again, a product that can be used for a subtle defining/filling in of your brows – or you can use a pencil to completely fill in your brow and you’re good to go

Cream – same as powder, but it’s cream, and depending on the quality and texture of the cream, it is easy (or hard) to fill in and define your brows with this kind of product

Markers – I don’t have any experience with this kind of brow product, but I know Benefit Cosmetics has one or two in their new brow collection

Okay, I have used the first four types of products, but have never used brow markers. Those kind of scare me, and I am not that thrilled of the idea of making my already bold brows even more in-your-face! The two kinds of powdered brow products that I have used were from Pixi by Petra and NYX cosmetics.

The NYX brow kit was the first eyebrow specific product I’ve ever gotten. Because I was so new to doing my brows when I first got that kit, I was pretty tentative about going “bold.” So I used the powder to carefully and subtly fill in my brows, but I didn’t know how to or want to create too much definition. I would recommend this to someone who wants a product with a brow pomade (basically the same as a gel…you can mix the powder with a pomade and create more of a cream product instead of just powder) and two different colors.

 NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

The second powder product in the picture above is a little Pixi palette I accidentally stumbled upon last Christmas. I have since discovered it at Target and have notices that it tends to show up a lot during the Christmas season (which is coming up rather quickly!). I like the shades and powder consistency of this product better than the NYX eyebrow kit, but I think now I would honestly recommend either of them.

Pixi by Petra Mini Brow Trio

Moving on to…Gels!

The black tube in the picture above is actually a brow cream/gel kind of product from Julep. It was one of the free products I earned through a promotion Julep had a while back. I wasn’t so sure about using it when I first got it, but it has become one of the few brow products I will reach for when I want to do something different with my eyebrows. I don’t have a link for this product because to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t really recommend it.

Let’s talk about Essence really quick. Essence is one of those brands that I would consider the AFFORDABLE side of makeup products. A caveat here though is that cheap does not mean bad quality. I have tried several of their products and have been impressed with the level of quality for such a low cost. I would put Essence products in the same category as e.l.f. cosmetics – well made, affordable, good quality makeup products.

Essence make me brow eyebrow gel mascara is supposed to be a dupe for Benefit Cosmetics gimme brow (however, I do not know if Benefit’s updated formulas have changed their gimme brow so that the Essence product is no longer a reliable dupe). This product is an awesome product to carry around when you’re on the go and want just a little extra oomph to your brows. It is not a heavily brow defining product, in fact I’m not even sure if you could build it up to get a more defined brow. I do like this product, the way the gel is formulated makes it look like it has little fiber in it. I don’t know if that is how the product actually functions, but I don’t mind at all.

Essence make me brow

 

Pencils – I received several different eyebrow pencil products in my ipsy, birchbox, and boxycharm last year and none of them I really liked. I can’t remember the brands now, they were all brands I had never heard of and have never seen again. I didn’t think pencils were for me because with those different pencils I had gotten, none of them seemed able to create the fine lines I was looking for. And then I found this pencil from Eylure.

As you can see, my Eylure pencil is not quite the length it once was. I love pencils that come with the brush already attached and this pencil is my #1 go to eyebrow product. I am constantly sharpening it and it does give me the fine lines I want when trying to define my brows. It is also the closest to a perfect shade for my natural eyebrow color out of any other product I’ve ever tried or have currently.

Eylure Defining and Shading Firm Pencil

I’m not sure if it’s because any Benefit product I’ve tried hasn’t been the right shade for me, but the eyebrow pencil above is too light and to be blunt, I hate it. It doesn’t go on smoothly, I feel like I have to apply so much pressure to get any color to show up, and because it’s not the right color, I just don’t use it. I did want to show it as an example of another pencil brow product that has great reviews and comes highly recommended.

I recently picked up NYX’s Tame and Frame brow pomade and have begun using that. It is a slightly different shade than the Eylure pencil, but it still compliments and matches my hair color. This product is actually one of the top dupes for Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. I have never tried any Anastasia products, but I plan to take a trip to Sephora shortly and get a sample so I can compare the two products. The NYX product takes a little bit to get the hang of, but I am definitely not against it. I use this brush from e.l.f. cosmetics and next time I use the brow pomade, I’m going to try using the pencil to line my brows first before filling it in.

 NYX Tame & Frame brow pomade

So there you have it! My recommendations and suggestions for eyebrow products! What are your favorite products to use for your eyebrows? Have you had a difficult time figuring out what works best for you? Hopefully this post will help you if that’s you!

Fall/Winter Fashion – Maternity Edition

Hi Beauties,

Okay, I apologize for being so MIA recently. The last half of September was B R U T A L and I finally feel like I can breathe again. Combination of what I now know to be high altitude influenced pregnancy complications and then getting a nasty, nasty stomach bug a week later. Good gawd almighty, I do not recommend getting the stomach flu when pregnant. However, now that I am feeling more like myself, have caught up mostly on sleep, I am getting back into the swing of keeping up with life.

As our Colorado weather starts to get cooler (we’ve had two frost warnings already!), I am turning to my fall wardrobe and this year, it makes me especially excited because most of the maternity clothes I have gathered are more suited for fall/winter. I know a surprisingly large number of friends who are currently pregnant right now, both ahead and behind me, and I feel like maternity fashion is quite applicable. I am just shy of the grand HALFWAY mark with this pregnancy and I am so happy to be almost there! First off, let me walk through my list of what I consider maternity essentials (speaking specifically as a second time mom and how I have done things differently fashion-wise this time around). Please keep in mind that were this a summer maternity fashion post, my recommended essentials would be quite different!

**Note: With this being my second (and last) pregnancy, I have found I do have definite preferences regarding maternity clothes this time around. I prefer low rise maternity pants to full panel, or even low banded pant tops. I very much prefer more fitted tops/dresses this time around instead of loose and flowy. I know women who preferred the full panel pants, but for me, as I’m short-waisted already, always felt claustrophobic in those types of pants! So all of my recommendations are going to go off these preferences, but I will include alternatives for those who like the full belly, low band maternity pants!**

~ [Fall/Winter] Maternity Essentials ~

  • Tees/Tanks/Fashion tops – When I was pregnant with Ender, I only had maybe two actual maternity tops. We were pretty tight financially with my husband finishing his degree and I had stopped working. So I made do with what I had. This method works, but I regret not having three or four staple maternity tops. I prefer short sleeve maternity tops to full length sleeves because it’s easier to layer and not overheat when I have a base of a short sleeve shirt. My favorite go to top right now is from Old Navy and I have this one in black (which I found at the thrift store!). I got a two pack of short sleeve shirts from H&M but I can’t find them online anymore! Basically this top but in white and black. I honestly prefer the Old Navy top to the H&M tops because the Old Navy top gives me a lot of room and it’s got a lot of give. The H&M tops, not to much. I don’t think I’ll be able to wear those tops full term. So when it comes to tops, I definitely recommend Old Navy OVER H&M.Tanks – Again, Old Navy. Like I said above, I am sticking with a lot more form fitted tops this time around, and am finding I highly prefer shirred tops. This (black) tank top from Old Navy (again, a thrift store find, but I will be getting at least one more shortly) is my preferred tank. It is long, stretchy, and so very comfortable. A great layering piece as well.

    Fashion Tops – I have several plaid maternity tops, and while they’re not fully fitted, they are tunics and fitted around my shoulders and bust line. These tops (and I forgot to get a picture of the third top I have which I would pair with my gray leggings and tall boots) are comfortable, loose when I don’t feel like having something tight(er) across my belly, and they have a multitude of options for dressing up/down as well as adding a lot of accessories.

    tip: Liz Lange Maternity from Target is another great source for affordable maternity clothes. Their clothes are very comfortable, and I wore them a lot with my first pregnancy. I haven’t gotten very many pieces from them this time around because the style is a lot looser and not quite as fitted. I do have one short sleeve top I found at the thrift store from Liz Lange, and this long sleeve sweatshirt kind of top that I pair with a black tank top and leggings. 

  • Dresses – I have one actual maternity dress, but have two other maxi dresses I can wear for quite a while longer. The maternity dress I have is a brand I don’t recognize and can’t find online, so it must no longer exist. But yet again, it’s fitted and shirred. The reason I prefer fitted/shirred maternity clothes is because the more my belly grows, the more I need to be aware of balancing the lines of my body. This has nothing to do with hating how I look or trying to hide, this is all about being comfortable with your body and loving it as it shifts and changes while carrying your child. So while I prefer fitted looks because I believe it’s more flattering for my body type, it is 100% okay if you don’t and like looser more flowy clothes. Here are some examples of the three dresses I have, and some of the ways I’ll style them.
  • Leggings – After I had my first, almost two and a half years ago, I viciously got rid of all of my maternity clothes. I had a lot of prodromal labor before finally delivering him, and I absolutely HATED everything maternity. That being said, I have spent the past year kicking myself about getting rid of my maternity leggings! My absolute favorite maternity leggings are from Old Navy. I am not terribly fond of other maternity pants from Old Navy, but their low rise leggings! Omg, so amazingly comfortable and I don’t spend a lot of time pulling them up like other leggings (or feeling like I have droopy crotch)– low rise leggings in Gray
    low rise leggings in Black 

    I recently purchased a pair of the black leggings and then found the gray pair at the thrift store this morning for $2!!! Score! Leggings are one of the big essentials I consider worth getting, especially for a pregnancy that takes part mostly in the fall and winter. There are some fashion rules are wearing leggings though! 1. Make sure they fit comfortably, no skin tight unless you want to be tugging at them all day and having them cut off circulation
    2. Preferably wear leggings with a tunic top or longer t-shirt (this is personal preference, so this is completely up to you!)
    3. Think Balanced when it comes to pairing tops, jackets, and such with leggings. Do not do super super flowy top with leggings as this creates a top heavy kind of look that with a growing belly makes you look unbalanced. If you’re wearing leggings, have a looser top, but still with definition in the shoulders or around the rib-cage.

    tip: along with leggings, I consider yoga pants to be an absolute must. Especially on those colder fall and winter days when you don’t have to go anywhere! I have two pairs of non-maternity yoga pants, and they’re a definite staple for me. I also have a pair of these workout pants from Be Maternity by Liz Lange. I love the crossover back panel, and they are thicker and just all around super comfortable. 

  • Pants – Like I said above, all of my maternity pants/leggings are very low rise. Both pairs of my actual pants/jeans are low rise, have no panel whatsoever, and have belt loops. For some reason, my hips shrink during pregnancy, so with the low rise and with belt loops, I can actually keep my pants up this time! I have three pairs of maternity pants (one of those is not an actual maternity pant but they work very well despite that) 1. Dark Wash Low Rise Jeans from Liz Lange Maternity 2. Black Low Rise soft cotton stretch pants from Gap Maternity 3. No Boundaries Gypsy pants (I call these my crazy pants). Gap no longer carries the black pants I have which kind of sucks because they are so so comfortable and I will definitely be wearing them after I deliver as well. The Liz Lange pants are a little bit iffy, I need to break them in a lot, but they fit me overall (which is a difficult feat for me and jeans) and I have the skill set to alter them if I decide I need to (I’d need to take two tiny darts along the back waistband so they lie flat against my back). I have heard very good things about both Gap and Old Navy Maternity pants/jeans, and I’d highly recommend them as an affordable option. I would also recommend Liz Lange at Target for maternity jeans as well. The nice thing about Target, is those pants/jeans are on sale a lot.

    tip: just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to become boring or bland! I have several what I call crazy wild pieces (those gypsy pants for example) and I love mixing them into my day to day outfits. Granted, I do have mostly black and gray wardrobe staples, but those are base pieces and can be built upon for some awesome looks! 

  • Accessories – This is my favorite category and the one area of fashion you can go as big as you want or as minimal. Accessories are also the things that you don’t have to have as specifically maternity. These are good at all times, not just when you’re pregnant! I love using accessories (jackets, shoes, jewelry, belts, scarves, etc.) to up the game of a favorite outfit. I am all about comfortable, especially being pregnant, so any accessory I add has to be comfortable and match the comfort level of the base outfit. I have 4 [fashion] jackets and one specifically maternity jacket for wearing on top of layers. The fashion jackets are all pieces I’ve carefully spent time collecting over the past two years. I have two green jackets (I know, I know, a little redundant), one is a cargo/army type jacket and the second is the green jacket I am wearing above in the multiple pictures. I have a tan faux leather jacket, as well as a navy blue cargo type jacket as well. Two of the things I didn’t have were sweaters, which I found two of them at our local thrift store. One is the gray and black striped sweater above. I have a handful of scarves that I only wear when it’s freezing outside, but that make amazing fashion statements for outfits that just need a little something else. I jumped on a deal from H&M for this maternity MAMA Parka and I really like it. It’s not very thick, but there’s enough room to layer sweaters and whatnot under it. The green is not as bright as the picture (think an almost black teal green).Let’s talk about shoes. As this is specifically winter, I’m going to talk about my winter shoes, which include quite a very more shoes than my summer wear (literally sandals and maybe a pair of flats). I have collected over the past two years three pairs of booties. A dark tan pair, gray blue pair, and a black pair. I have three pairs of flats – a black and cream spotted pair, dark forest green, and black with a gold chain around the ankle. I also have two pairs of tall boots – a brown pair and a black pair. Then, I have my winter boots. I carefully looked for the boots I wanted and ended up finding a pair last winter at TJ Maxx of all places! These snow boots can take the place in any fall/winter outfit I would normally wear booties or tall boots with. If you’ll notice, every single pair of flats, booties, winter boots, and tall boots, can be worn with almost any outfit I have. This was done on purpose and these are all pairs of shoes that will [hopefully] last me a very long time. I will need to replace my black and cream pair of flats soon, but I have worn those religiously every fall and winter for the past 4 years.

    tip: I have mixed feelings about their boots, but JustFab has a deal right now where your first pair of boots is just $10 ($15 something when shipped) and that includes booties or tall boots. I just got my black pair of boots from them and they are stiff (they’re brand new and I think just need to be broken in, and they are wearable/comfortable) and after I got the boots, knew I liked them and would wear them, I canceled my subscription to JustFab and that was the end of that. They also carry wide calf boots that are legitimately wide calf.

    Alright, so those are all of my tips for Maternity Essentials! I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by. ❤

Beauties On Fire – Blogger Collaboration

Beauties on Fire Logo

Hi Beauties!

Today is the first post for a new blogging collaboration I am doing with a bunch of fellow lifestyle, beauty, and fashion bloggers! We’re going to be picking themes and various topics to blog about in the coming weeks and months, and I’m so excited to be a part of this with so many other A M A Z I N G bloggers!

Elisabeth over at Everything and Nothing brought all of us together and I highly recommend heading over to her blog to check out the rest of our link ups! So welcome to Beauties On Fire!

Now allow me to introduce myself!

1.) Tell us a little about your blog and why you decided to start blogging

Hi everyone, I’m Caleigh, 25, mom to one (as of right now), wife to Phil! I came up with Lashes & Rouge about a year ago and I wanted to create a blog where I could talk about affordable makeup and helpful hairstyles. I love fashion, makeup, and curly hair tips. I didn’t grow up wearing or even knowing a lot about makeup and fashion, so when I discovered I have a deep love for all things fashion and makeup related, I knew I needed to find a platform where I could share that love with others!

2.) How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging here at Lashes & Rouge for almost a year (August will be exactly a year for me), but have been a blogger for about a decade on various different blogs over the years.

3.) Do you consider yourself a fashion blogger, beauty blogger, or both?

Frankly, I’m a little bit of both…but I have more of a focus on beauty blogging than fashion. I am hoping to start bringing in more fashion related posts soonish over the coming months and years.

4.) List 3 things you love to do besides blogging

Reading
Browsing Pinterest (seriously, this is a thing!)
Cooking

5.) What style of makeup do you enjoy the most: Natural, Trendy, Glamorous? Also, what is one beauty product you can’t live without and why.

I find myself drawn towards more Natural looks but also like to keep an eye out for whatever is on trend for the season. For instance, I am really loving the Non-touring trend right now and the natural summer looks a lot of makeup artists are talking about. I’m having a hard time picking just ONE product, but I think I’d have to go with Maybelline’s Baby Skin primer. I use this product every time I wear a full face of makeup to even just wearing finishing powder. It helps protect my skin and creates a base for the rest of my makeup to cling to.

So, like I said, head over to Elisabeth’s blog to find out more about the collaboration and to see the rest of our posts!

 

My Makeup Brush Set – Product Review

Happy Tuesday!

It’s a rather hot and overcast day today, but I had a moment to do a makeup brush review of a set of brushes I had received last week. My Makeup Brush Set.com had a deal a month ago that I took advantage of and I am getting these brushes for free! I have never used oval brushes before, so this was a new experience all around. Turns out, these brushes pick up amazing amounts of powder and made all of my eye shadow a lot more pigmented than I have ever seen it. The brushes themselves feel like velvet and I think these will become my new favorite brushes.

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Okay, so tomorrow I PROMISE I will do a post about a wand curling iron. I haven’t been using any heat except for my blow dryer WITH diffuser and a few random touches of my straightener. But I will pull out my curling wand and demonstrate how to use one such tool. I did my sister’s hair for a wedding recently with a curling wand and I was once again reminded of how easy and fast using one is!

Without further adieu, here’s my video review of these brushes.

Product Review – Mascara, mood lipgloss, and Julep products

Hi Babes,

How’s your week going for ya? We’re finally back to warmer weather here and needless to say, we’re all quite happy to have the windows open again and to not be huddled under blankets.

I picked up a few new products recently, one being a mascara from Rimmel London. I chose this mascara because of how similar the brush is to Too Faced Better Than Sex. I’ll do a specific compare post comparing those two later. Another product I got recently is from L.A. Colors and is a mood lipgloss. Come to find out, it is probably very similar to NYX’s mood lipgloss. I will have to get one of those and compare it to the one from L.A. Colors at another time.

The other two product I reviewed are from Julep. Now I’m not terribly impressed with Julep’s option for Maven boxes, nor do I like their eye shadow. However, I had a free box to try and I decided to get a tube of lipstick and some eyebrow cream powder. The lipstick is called Girl Code and the eyebrow cream powder shade is in Rich Brown. I do like them both, but I am finding that the lipstick is very drying. I shall have to see if I can find a remedy for that.

 

 

 

I also picked up this travel pouch from Amazon as well as Curl Talk Ouidad from Amazon as well.

travel pouch

Product Review – Eyebrow Mascara & Lip Crayons

Happy Friday!

While I am happy it is the end of the week, I am not pleased with how slushy the falling snow is outside! Way to go, Colorado, our poor trees are so confused!

In other news, Target is currently having a 20% sale on all of their makeup (through the CARTWHEEL app!!!) through tomorrow! So go download the app and bombard Target. Because of this sale I was able to pick up some new products and will be reviewing those in the coming days and weeks. The first product is a lip crayon from L.A. Colors in the shade Coral. I have been looking for this product online, but I seriously cannot find it anywhere! I believe it’s a somewhat new product and I believe Target is the only place you can find L.A. Colors products. I will say that for a $1.99 lip crayon, this does the job and it is worth the price. It is not as thick as I’d like it, but then I’ve never used lip crayons before so I have nothing to compare it to.

The other product I’ve recently acquired is Essence Make Me Brow gel mascara which is $2.99 at Ulta (online and I believe in the store) and btw, do not look for this stuff on Amazon! It is $15 on there for some strange reason. I am surprised I like this stuff as much as I do. It goes on very easily and I would recommend using a spoolie brush to “set” your eyebrows before applying this gel.

Enjoy your weekend!

P.S. I still have one more tote to giveaway from Le Tote! Everything and Nothing – message me to claim your tote, or it will go to the next person who comments!

Product Review – Stila Perfect & Correct Foundation

Happy Monday!

How’s your week going so far? Mine’s a little wonky since my car is in the shop but I don’t mind being stuck at home since the weather is finally so beautiful outside!

I recently snatched Stila’s foundation during a recent Hautelook deal (seriously, keep an eye out at Hautelook, they have a lot of amazing deals!) and I couldn’t wait to try it. I consistently go back to my favorite e.l.f foundation but am becoming more willing to try different foundations. Especially since using a primer helps protect my skin and helps new products go on much more smoothly. I was also quite intrigued by the look of this foundation. I’ve never used a product that is swirled together like this foundation, but like I said, I was eager to try it. And guess what! It didn’t disappoint. I love how light it feels on my skin and it actually is a good shade for me. I got the lightest shade Stila offers which is Light or Fair. This foundation is also currently available at Stila for $15 instead of $44 so I’d highly recommend grabbing some!! It is definitely easily buildable but one coat provides a decent amount of coverage for me.

Okay, so here’s the video and I’ll be back later this week with more reviews and some hairstyles I’ve been experimenting with!

 

Projects I’m Working On – call for guest posts!

Hi Babes!

How’s your Monday going so far? Ender and I had a play-date this morning with a few other moms and he thoroughly enjoyed playing with his buddies. And I always think of Minions when I use that term. Anyway, here’s a video detailing some of the things I’ve been working on and the things that I will have coming to the blog in the coming weeks and month. April has kind of gotten away from me, but even while I haven’t had time to post, I have been doing a lot of research. Like I’ve said before, my Pinterest boards are overflowing with charts, how-tos, and lists of things that I am planning on implementing on this blog.

One of the things I would love to do with this blog is start featuring guest posts! Email me with post ideas at lashes.rouge at gmail.com.