Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Just some info and a shout out!

So as I am sure most of you remember I posted not to long ago about a big E.L.F. makeup purchase.  So far I am LOVING everything that I bought.  I did invest in some L'Oreal magic BB Cream to go under my tinted moisturizer.  It helps to give a more natural look and a smoother more matte finish.

I am not a fan of heavy makeup at all and with the BB cream which is SUPER light as my base I only have to use a tiny bit of tinted moisturizer.  Sometimes I don't even bother with the tinted moisturizer.  I also purchased Maybelline's Age Rewind Concealer.

Just to help with my dark under eye circles. With this concealer though I do recommend taking off the little fuzzy applicator and just using your finger (after washing your hand of course) or one of your own makeup brushes.  I am not the only makeup user to say this either.  It gets soaked in the product and is kind of gross after only a few uses.  So I just recommend pulling it right off right when you buy it. Both products are super light and can be found in most drug stores and are under $9 at least here in Phoenix AZ.

Anyways needless to say I have gotten back into doing my makeup a little more often, not all the time.  I do have something to say though as I had to be reminded that hard way.

1. Wash you face before you do your makeup!  Even if you just got out of bed and washed your face the night before.

2.  Wash your makeup brushes.  They will thank you and so will your face.

3.  DO NOT USE OLD MAKEUP!  It might seem harmless.  I got a reminder of what could happen today though.  I used a very old mascara.  I instantly regretted it as it didn't look how I wanted it to anyways.  It flaked into my eyes and onto my cheek.  After only a few hours of wearing it this is what happened.

Ahhhh look at it!

I was very lucky that it wasn't painful just a ....itchy feeling?  You know that weird feeling you get when something is swollen but doesn't hurt.  And with a warm wash cloth compress and some lavender oil it thankfully went away within a few hours.  So I am hopeful that this isn't the beginning of a stye.

I threw the mascara away needless to say.  Also for all the contact wearers out there.  You have to be especially careful.  You don't want to wear a mascara that flakes a lot when you have contacts in and you have to be EXTREMELY careful when putting liner on your water line if you decided to do so at all.  You can cause one of your lids oil glands to clog just like I did here which could lead to a stye, which is painful.  Your contacts are also bacteria traps if you aren't careful.

If like myself you notice a lump starting to form.  Take your contacts out ASAP and wash your face.

So this might be common sense I know but hey even people who know the consequences sometimes need a kicking reminder.  The lump freaked the snot out of me for sure!

Other than that again.  Still loving my new makeup.

Been having a lot of fun with it.  I know most of these pics look the same but I swear I did different eye makeup! =P  What can I say I like a simple clean look.

So for my shout out.  I found a new Artist on the tube to obsess over.  Julia Westlin.  She does covers of songs but also has a few of her own which I think are amazing.  I love her style and her voice and I think her personality is beautiful.  So here are two of my favorites by her.  The first being one of her originals and the second is a cover.   I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.  Hope to post again soon!  Have a good night everyone. =)


  1. Oh my goodness your poor eye! Your makeup DOES look beautiful in the other pictures. Subtle and shows your natural beauty! Some people go overboard and hide themselves too much! Julia Westlin is amazing! What a peaceful style of music.

    1. Thank you. =) I like the natural look the only time I am real adventurous with my makeup is during Halloween. Then I go bazzerk with all the different fun colors and looks. I am glad that you liked the music videos.