Lipstick Queen Haul and Review!!

Hello friends!!

I have been super busy using the KonMari Method of organizing my home and I am working on a full review of Marie Kondo’s book and how the KonMari Method worked for me.

Today, we are going to talk about Lipstick Queen! I have been on a lip product buying binge (Colour Pop haul and review will also be coming soon) and I wanted to give you my thoughts on three of the sheer lipsticks from Lipstick Queen. I purchased these items on QVC, but Ulta also carries Lipstick Queen in store if you want to swatch before you buy.

The first thing I bought was Blue Jean Queen. Blue Jean Queen is described as  A super-sheer lipstick that moisturizes as it glides on. Jean Queen is the ultimate shade to wear with denim that takes your jeans from drab to fab! As nude may wash you out, Jean Queen is specifically designed to contrast with denim and light up your whole face. Well, since I practically live in jeans I had to try this lipstick!

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They aren’t kidding about Jean Queen being super sheer, I had to apply three layers in the picture below for it to really show up, but I really do love it. It’s so easy to wear and in this picture I was on my way to a massage, but still had to look presentable for school drop off, so I put on some CC Cream, filled in my brows and quickly applied Blue Jean Queen. This has quickly become a must have lipstick for me because it goes with everything and is so easy to wear!

Let’s play a game! See if you can spot the random Kiefer hair in some of the pics further down. One of the “problems” of having such a snuggly handsome guy is that Kiefer hair gets EVERYWHERE!!

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Up next is a set that QVC offers in Saint Rose and Saint Wine, it also comes in a super cute bag.

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Saint lipsticks are sheer (the Sinner line has opaque versions of the Saint Colors). Per the QVC website Saint Lipsticks deliver super-flattering color in one super-hydrating swipe. Lips are left kissably soft, super-moisturized and tinted with the most glamorous and seductive touches of color.

Saint Rose is described as seductive-yet-chic romantic pink that lights up all complexions. I am wearing my typical five minute look below with CC Cream, concealer, an eye shadow that matches my skintone and mascara. Most mornings are all about getting dressed and on the way to school as fast as possible. I have been suffering from serious allergies so apologies for the red nose and blood shot eyes. If I waited around for the allergies to clear up, I would never be able to take pictures!!

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Saint Wine is described as decadent rich burgundy that makes fall’s deep statement lip ultra-wearable. I actually put on some eyeshadow for the picture below, because Liam woke up at 4:00 in the morning so I had a little more time than normal to get ready for drop off. 🙂OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Now for swatches!

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I have to say I am really glad I tried some items from Lipstick Queen! They are very easy to wear and provided you don’t try and eat a whole meal the color will stay put for quite awhile. If you are like me and have approximately 5 minutes to get yourself ready before getting a kid dressed and out the door, you should totally try a few items from the Saint line! The three I tried range from $20-$25 if purchased individually (similar price range to Too Faced’s La Creme Lipsticks). I will absolutely be purchasing more lip products from Lipstick Queen in the future (I already have a list which includes Frog Prince and Hello Sailor).  Some of the more expensive lipsticks from this brand can get up to $50 and while I’m not sure I can bring myself to purchase a single lipstick for that amount of money, if I get an Ulta gift card I may splurge!

Have you tried anything from Lipstick Queen? Tell me what you tried and if you loved it!

Thanks for reading!!

Quick & Easy Mom Makeup!

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Hello Friends!

Today I wanted to share with you some of the newer products that I have been using in the mornings before getting Liam ready for school. I have almost no time to get ready, so multi-tasking and easy to use products are a must! I have this routine down to under 10 minutes and if I need to, I can cut out a few things to make it even faster.

First up is my beloved It Cosmetics CC Cream. This is an excellent all in one product! This product can take the place of moisturizer, primer and foundation. On my no time to get ready days, I also use this under my eyes and on my eyelids to cut out concealer and eye primer. It Cosmetics CC Cream is medium to full coverage.

Next up is Bare Minerals Well Rested Concealer this is another awesome multi-tasking product. When I have a lot of time, I like to use this to set my It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. If I am super pressed for time, I use this alone as an under eye concealer and on my lids to even out the skin tone.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette this is a super easy brow product to use and since I have bald patches in my brows, it is a must have/always use product for me!

Everyday eyeshadow for me is a super simple single wash of color. Lately I have been loving Steampunk by Kiss My Sass Cosmetics (you can check out my haul post here). It comes as a loose powder, but I pressed the shadow because I am a klutz!

The newest mascara I have been using is Tarte’s Light Camera Lashes. I bought the Deluxe Sample Size for 10.00 to try it out and I am loving it!

On my cheeks today is Tarte’s Exposed Cheek Stain. I bought the Exposed 4 piece collection that was at Ulta, sadly the set is no longer available, but all the items in the set are part of the permanent line. Exposed is a great neutral pink, perfect for everyday!

My everyday lipstick has been Bite Beauty’s Rhubarb. I bought the Holiday Mini 4 pack at Sephora, but Rhubarb is one of Bite Beauty’s permanent colors. It is a great neutral lip that is quick and easy to apply!

Here are a few swatches:

Steampunk & Rhubarb

Steampunk & Rhubarb

Exposed

Exposed

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My fabulous hairstyle is inspired by the fact that I am in desperate need of a cut and color but have no time, so up in the ponytail it goes 🙂

I know this isn’t a groundbreaking post, but I wanted to share that it is possible (and easy!) to look pulled together for preschool drop off even if you have next to no time!

What are your go to get ready in a flash products?

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

Gym FOTD

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If I had my way, I would not wear any makeup to the gym at all. However, before I can get to the gym I have to drop Liam off at school and I always end up speaking with his teachers and aides for a few minutes, so I need to look somewhat put together and not like I just rolled out of bed. My compromise with myself is that I use the least amount of products possible, since I am going to go sweat them all off anyway.

I still love this Tinted Moisturizer by NARS. It is the only TM I have tried that gives decent coverage! I also used this on my eyelids to even out any discoloration as I don’t wear eyeshadow or mascara to the gym.

The Brow Wiz is awesome. I never leave my home without using this on my brows, but I didn’t expect it to perform as well as it did under gym conditions. I have worn this through a one hour Zumba Class followed up by 15 minutes in a dry sauna. I was dripping in sweat by the time I was done with the sauna but my brows still looked good!

Flower Beauty Blush/Bronzer duo in Beachy Keen

Flower Beauty Blush/Bronzer duo in Beachy Keen

If you read my August 2014 Favorites, you know that I have been loving this duo! Easy to use, easy to blend!

I have been wearing Vigne pretty much constantly since I purchased it. It really provides a nice pop of color for this look, since everything else is really minimal.

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Well, that is what I wear on my face to the gym! Do you wear makeup when you work out? What are your favorite sweat proof products?

Thanks for reading!

 

FOTD: Summer Barbecue Makeup

Not Pictured: Bite Beauty Lipstick in VIGNE

Not Pictured: Bite Beauty Lipstick in VIGNE

We had a cookout for my husband’s birthday this weekend. Only problem? It is 950 degrees in Florida and when we are outside my hair frizzes to insane proportions and my makeup tends to melt off my face. So my solution? Ponytail and simple makeup! I know it is not original, but it works!

Products I used: It Cosmetics CC Cream, It Cosmetics Eye Lift in a Tube, Anastasia Brow Wiz, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Body Shop Honey Bronzer, The Balms Cindy-Lou Manizer, Ulta’s Color Coat Eyeshadow in Bronzed, Physician’s Formula Curl Care Mascara and Bite Beauty in Vigne.

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Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Face of the Day 7/7/14

We are back from vacation!  I will have a post up all about our adventures soon, but for now here is a quick FOTD post!

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream, IT Cosmetics Eye Lift in a Tube (love this!) NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder, Ulta Color Coat Cream Eyeshadow in Metallic (on sale now at Ulta) and theBalm Frat Boy Blush.  Not Pictured: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Tawny and IT Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Mascara.

Swatch of Metallic Cream Eyeshadow with Flash

Swatch of Metallic Color Coat Cream Eyeshadow with Flash. This is my current go to cream eyeshadow!

Color Coat in Metallic on my eyes.  (Please ignore my crazy eyebrows, I am growing them out :) )

Color Coat in Metallic on my eyes. (Please ignore my crazy eyebrows, I am growing them out 🙂 )

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This is my current easy (lazy) everyday summer look!

Thanks for reading!

 

FOTD 6-4-14

Here is a look at the super fast, hurry up and get out the door makeup that has been happening at my house this week:

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I have been using my It Cosmetics CC Cream, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (01 Light Matte) mixed with a splash of Cindy-Lou Manizer for Blush, Flower Beauty Wild Geranium Creme Eye Shadow, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette (now called Dark Brown) and of course my trusty NYX stay matte but not flat powder to top it off!

Not pictured above but is on my lips: Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Tawny

Not pictured above but is on my lips: Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Tawny

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What makeup have you been using this week?

Thanks for reading!

Face Of The Day 4/29/14

Hello everyone!  Today, for the first time in what feels like forever, I put on some makeup!  Yay for prescription drugs that lay the smack down on sinus and ear infections!

I decided to do a quick Face of the day.  Some of this is old and some new!

Products Used: NARS Radiant Tint Moisturizer in Groenland, Ulta Cheek Stain in Tickled, Flower Beauty Color Play Creme Eyeshadow in Wild Geranium, It Cosmetics Waterproof Tightline Mascara, Tarte Showstopper Lipgloss in Dazzling Pink, NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation

Products Used: NARS Radiant Tint Moisturizer in Groenland, Ulta Cheek Stain in Tickled, Flower Beauty Color Play Creme Eyeshadow in Wild Geranium, It Cosmetics Waterproof Tightline Mascara, Tarte Showstopper Lipgloss in Dazzling Pink, NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation

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Wild Geranium is a very pretty Coppery Pink

Wild Geranium is a very pretty Coppery Pink

Mini Review: I am kind of obsessed with this Creme Eyeshadow by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty Line.  I used to love my Maybelline Color Tattoos and have been searching for a replacement that is cruelty free.  This is not the same texture as the Color Tattoos, this has a whipped mousse feel.  It is best to apply in thin layers and build up gradually.  I like to only use the product that is on the underside of the white stopper (is that what it’s called?).  To make sure I don’t apply too much eyeshadow, I will press the stopper back into the pot several times as I apply.  When applying I have only used my fingers as that seems easiest/fastest and I am all about ease of application early in the mornings.  I plan to stalk my local Walmart and get more of these Creme Eyeshadows at 7.98/each they are a great deal (and the line is cruelty free)!

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Over the next few days, I am going to try and get caught up on my back log of posts from when Liam and I were sick!

Thanks for reading!