My Top 5 Makeup Products Under $5!

Hi guys! I love going to the store to buy makeup, and I love saving money! I have come up with the top 5 makeup items that I think are awesome! And the best part? They are all under $5!

1. Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner, $1.99, Walgreens

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This eyeliner is my favorite liquid liner. It’s just like a felt tip pen, and it’s perfect for creating a winged eyeliner look, and it gets right into your lashline. I had never even heard of this brand before, but the saleslady recommended it to me. I’m so glad I tried it, I’ve gone through about 3 of them! I’m excited to find more things from the brand!

2. NYX single eyeshadows, $4.49, Ulta

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These eyeshadows are so good. They come in a ton of colors, and are really pigmented. They never crease on my eyes, either. The color shown above is #11, Iced Mocha. I’ve been using this color all over the lid, and it just gives a pretty, bronzed look. I have heard that this shade is a dupe for MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow, but I haven’t tried that one.

3. ELF Studio Blush, $3, Target

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These blushes are probably my favorite drugstore blush. The color shown above is Pink Passion. It is the perfect babydoll pink blush, and looks exactly like MAC’s Pink Swoon. These are only $3 at Target, and they have a bunch of shades available.

4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.97, Walgreens

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Oh, Revlon…how I love you so. These Super Lustrous lipsticks have been around a long time. This color is #668, Primrose, and is my favorite one of the bunch. It’s a pretty, pink-nude color, and perfect for everyday. I get about 3-4 hours of wear out of these lipsticks, and they are so creamy and moisturizing on the lips. Check them out!

5. NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss, $4.99, Ulta

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I saved the best one for last, y’all! I cannot rave enough about this lipgloss. I have a lipgloss obsession, and I find myself reaching for these more than any of my other glosses. The one shown above is #160, Tea Rose. These lipglosses come in a lot of different colors, they are not sticky AT ALL, and they have a nice cherry scent. They last about 2 hours on the lips, which is fine for me. It has a larger doe foot applicator, which makes it easy to apply. Go try these if you are looking for a good lipgloss on a budget!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!

OOTD Playdate Edition!

Today’s Outfit of the Day is super mommy-friendly, sort of nautical-inspired, and looks good with flats or heels. The jeans are stretchy so you can chase those kiddos around, and the top is just a t-shirt with some cute detailing.

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Top– H&M
White Skinny Jeans– Windsor
Gold Wedges– Michael Kors
Gold flower stud earrings– Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s
White watch– Betsey Johnson
Gold Rings– James Avery
Nail polish – Essie’s Boom Boom Room

Thanks for reading and hope you liked my outfit!

MAC See Sheer Lipstick Dupe

MAC’s See Sheer is my all time favorite lipstick. It is the perfect coral-red color, and I wear it almost every day.

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I was walking through Target the other day when I saw some makeup on clearance. (You know you love those little orange clearance stickers!). I was going through the lipsticks when I saw it! An exact dupe for MAC’s See Sheer! It was Maybelline’s lipstick in Park Ave Peach! Here they are side by side.

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MAC See Sheer on the left, Maybelline Park Ave. Peach on the right
And the best part? It was $2.48. Much better than the $15.00 I would have spent at MAC.
See Sheer is a tad bit glossier (it’s a lustre finish) but, I think the Maybelline one lasts longer on the lips.

Here it is on my lips, See Sheer on the top lip, Park Ave Peach on the bottom lip.

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Thanks for reading, have a great day!

What’s In My Bag?

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What’s In My Bag? posts are my favorite types of posts to read! Why do I like seeing what other people carry around with them? I don’t know, I just do. Here’s what’s in mine!

The bag that I am currently carrying is the Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in the color Blush. I purchased it last year from Zappos, but I know they carry them at Nordstrom too.

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Wallet – This wallet is the Kate Spade Mikas Pond Stacy Wallet in the color Vivid Snapdragon. Obviously, I love the color. I love anything hot pink! This wallet is perfect for holding all of my cards, receipts, and coupons.
Sunglasses – These are black cat-eye sunglasses from F21. They are a bit oversized and I think they look retro chic! And they were like $3!
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens – These are little blotting papers for when ya face gets shiny.
Kenra Volume Spray – I love this hairspray, it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy, and it smells really good. I keep a little bottle in my bag with me because I love me some big ol Texas hair!
Kleenex Pocket Packs – I have a 2 year old. Enough said.
Big Red, Trident, and Tic Tacs – Apparently I have a bad breath phobia/complex.
Car Keys – because I need to go places…
Kellogs Fruity Snacks – I always keep a treat for Allison in my bag, these are her favorite!
L’occitane En Provence Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette – This is my favorite perfume besides Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. The name means Peony flower, and it smells just like fresh peonies. I love it, and the rollerball is perfect to toss in your bag.
Makeup Bag – This makeup bag was free from Clinique, and it is the perfect size to fit all of my makeup neccessities.

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In my makeup bag – MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NW20, Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Tea Rose, Chanel Glossimer Lipgloss in Mirage, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose’, Burts Bees original chapstick, MAC lipsticks in See Sheer and Sweetie, and a Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Black. I like to have options when it comes to lipcolor!

So what’s in your bag?

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Since its super hot already here in Texas, I don’t feel like wearing heavy foundation all day. I came up with an idea on how to make my own tinted moisturizer, using my favorite concealer, and my everyday moisturizer. I thought I would share it!

What you will need:
your favorite liquid concealer
daytime moisturizer (night cream would be too heavy for this)
A small empty sample jar or container
Tiny spoon for mixing

Here’s what I used:

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MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 ($18, MAC)
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer ($14, drugstores)
An empty sample jar

Ok, now that you have all of your ingredients, take one pump of concealer, and one pump of moisturizer (equal parts) and mix them together in your sample jar. After you mix it really good, you can use your fingers or whatever you normally apply foundation with. I apply it to my face with a stippling brush.

It’s that simple! This tinted moisturizer will give you medium coverage, and feels so light for the summer. I really recommend this concealer, it is awesome for covering up dark circles under the eyes, and it blends out nicely for this tinted moisturizer. I have tried other concealers and moisturizers, but these are the best products that I have came up with. Hope you try it out!

Happy mixing!