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I really love the colors Sinful Colors offer and at $1.99 a piece at Target it’s a deal.

I really love the colors Sinful Colors offer and at $1.99 a piece at Target it’s a deal.

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Revlon Colorstay, so I normally don’t wear much foundation but I really wanted to give it a try. I chose this one because of the online hype I’ve read. I really like that it really does stay on for a long period of time, I tried it this whole week during my 9hr work shifts and it held up. I was scared it was going to melt off my face…pretty good deal and for around $12 dollars I was going to complain. One of the drawbacks from this though is the smell. It smells like paint! Which kind of freaks me out( what the heck am I putting on my face). Weird.

-Leila

Revlon Colorstay, so I normally don’t wear much foundation but I really wanted to give it a try. I chose this one because of the online hype I’ve read. I really like that it really does stay on for a long period of time, I tried it this whole week during my 9hr work shifts and it held up. I was scared it was going to melt off my face…pretty good deal and for around $12 dollars I was going to complain. One of the drawbacks from this though is the smell. It smells like paint! Which kind of freaks me out( what the heck am I putting on my face). Weird.

-Leila

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I finally found the perfect organizer for my make-up and brushes, and it was at Target for $7.99! I almost got the small three stacked drawer that Rocky had, which looks really convenient also. But since I’m always going back and forth from different houses, I needed a travel friendly organizer and this totally fit the bill! I love it! All my make-up and brushes are organized and travel ready! Thanks to the girly day at Target with Rocky & Christina!

p.s. Sorry for the photo quality, I only have my camera phone with me.

-Melissa

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Kat Von D’s Painted Love Lipstick in “Hellbent”

Hello all! I don’t usually wear lipstick, and if I do it’s normally a nude color. I decided to move onto new territory with a red shade. I went on a Sephora trip with Rocky and she helped me find two shades that I simply loved. One was called Stiletto, which is a bright orangey red and the other is Hellbent which is a “blood red”—the make-up line’s words not mine haha. I purchased “Hellbent” and I love it! I’ve only worn it one day, but so far it’s been pretty good at lasting through a lunch and short work day. It is a bit drying, but that may just be me because I tend to have dry lips and apply chapstick numerous times a day. I simply wore some chapstick over it to remedy the dryness.

Onto the packaging. While it is cute with the tattoo rose pattern, the clear plastic bottom did crack. I had to exchange the first one I bought b/c it was cracked right out of the box, but now my new one is cracking so I may have to exchange it once again. It seems to be very fragile :/

All in all, it’s a good lipstick and is definitely motivating me to try more! The small range of shades is very flattering, considering that I fell in love with the first and only 2 shades I tried. I’d say Kat Von D’s color choices are right on the money. They are also very saturated. I highly recommend you give it a try if you find yourself in her section :) I’d rate this product 4/5, even though I’ve only had it one day haha.

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So lately I’ve been watching a lot of Clothes Encounters’ videos. They have a great range of topics, from thrifting hauls and tips to hair and make-up tutorials. It consisted of two girls (Jenn and Sarah) but recently has become just one of them. Their entire channel is still as good as ever and worth watching, but this particular video shows you how to master a nice day time smokey eye (even if you’re not blessed with a crease like Dana!) These videos have really inspired me to get back into wearing and experimenting with eyeshadows and lipstick (hence the spontaneous target and sephora trip today with Raquel.)

You can also follow their tumblr at clothesencounters.tumblr.com/

Enjoy!

- Melissa

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Aztec Secret, Indian Healing Clay ” World’s Most Powerful Facial “
 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay. 
You can pick this stuff up at a local Sprouts or order it online. Relatively cheap. I think I got it for about 6 bucks. Use it once a week and your good.
Feel your face pulsate is what it says it will do and it does. I actually really like this stuff, I feel like it really cleans out your pores and makes your skin super soft after. The only downfall of this product is that its a make it yourself mask and it causes some redness right after(will go away within 30min). I have tried making this clay with both water and Raw Apple Cider vinegar. I prefer the vinegar even thought it smells funky. Make sure when removing it to do so in the shower and try to break down the clay chunks as much as possible before letting it go down the drain.
-Leila

Aztec Secret, Indian Healing Clay ” World’s Most Powerful Facial “

100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay.

You can pick this stuff up at a local Sprouts or order it online. Relatively cheap. I think I got it for about 6 bucks. Use it once a week and your good.

Feel your face pulsate is what it says it will do and it does. I actually really like this stuff, I feel like it really cleans out your pores and makes your skin super soft after. The only downfall of this product is that its a make it yourself mask and it causes some redness right after(will go away within 30min). I have tried making this clay with both water and Raw Apple Cider vinegar. I prefer the vinegar even thought it smells funky. Make sure when removing it to do so in the shower and try to break down the clay chunks as much as possible before letting it go down the drain.

-Leila

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Liz getting her birthday tattoo! Happy birthday Liz!!!

Liz getting her birthday tattoo! Happy birthday Liz!!!

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Been using The Brush Guards to dry my brushes after I wash them. They’re amazing. Protects the bristles and holds the bristles down while drying, keeping the bristles back in shape. You wouldn’t want water to run back into the handle. They help keep my brushes like new everytime! :)
-Nicky

Been using The Brush Guards┬áto dry my brushes after I wash them. They’re amazing. Protects the bristles and holds the bristles down while drying, keeping the bristles back in shape. You wouldn’t want water to run back into the handle. They help keep my brushes like new everytime! :)

-Nicky

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PAY-LESS Shoes. Literally, I got all of these 4 pairs of shoes from Payless. I printed a 20% off coupon from the net that you can use for this month and went on a shopping spree. Luckily these shoes are not to bad of a price to begin with. Received these 4 pairs for about $82, not nearly as bad as paying for one pair of shoes at that price!

-Leila

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So, I’m going to invest in a heat styling product since I always blow dry my hair (if I don’t, it takes 90 min or more to dry completely). I found this list to be very helpful and will be purchasing and trying Redken’s Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-dry Lotion. I’ll let you know what the results are! Hope it’s worth it!

-Melissa