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FOTD: Rainy Friday

Today, my makeup is simple. It’s raining (normally I love it, today eh not feeling it too much) but it’s all good because I have on my yellow raincoat. 🙂


What I’m wearing: 

Benefit Cosmetics erase paste concealer in “light”

Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow in “light brown”

Too Faced Better than sex mascara

Benefit galifornia blush 

Wander highlighter in “ivory” 

Tarts park avenue princess lipstick 

Mario Badescu Rose water facial setting spray 

P.S. I know, I need my brows done BAD haha.

Love, 

          Nat 💖

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Job Interview Makeup

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IMG_8733Begin with a moisturizer, because moisturizeing your face is IMPORTANT. Then, prime your face– some say this makes no difference whereas others like me find it vital so it lasts all day and goes on nice and smooth.

IMG_8736Onto face necessities, I wouldn’t say foundation is necessary because it’s important to not completely cover up, at least it’s a tip I carry when meeting someone new- and especially for an interview. Eyebrows are up to you, but I find filling mine in a task worthwhile since they may be accidentally covered in concealer and it tends to bring any look at all together on the face. I have with the dip brow, an essence eyeliner brush which I find works just as good as the matching $18 brush which sits next to the product on the shelf.

IMG_8737A cat eye is a bit much for an interview, so a nice brown smudge of a line with a slight flick at the end brings attention to the eyes without being overpowering. Mascara is a go-to no matter where I’m going I feel a little more put together with mascara on, and once again it brings attention to one’s eyes.

IMG_8739Blush is always a fun time; I have a matte and a shimmery one- its personal preference really. I like to go for shimmery coral because I find it looks natural and glowing whereas matte reminds me of fall and works best for a super natural approach. Along with powder (which should go on before blush) I would suggest using a setting brush instead of a giant fluffy one if just going with concealer.

IMG_8740Highlighter is to glow, and I am one who loves glowing haha. I also have a lip balm with color (completely go for Burt’s Bees because this is Dior and this was a splurge for me) so it’s not too much like lip gloss or lipstick can sometimes be. Setting spray to set the face and re-hydrate is next, if needed.

 

Products used:

  1. Fresh Rose Deep Re-Hydration Face Cream
  2. Travel Size Benefit Porefessional
  3. Benefit Erase Paste (under eye circle miracle worker) in “Light 01”
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in “Soft Brown”
  5. Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in “212 Rich Brown”
  6. Yves Saint Laurent BabyDoll Mascara
  7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in “Glisten” / “Blushing Bride”
  8. Essence Powder in “10 Light Beige”
  9. Wander Highlighter in “Ivory”
  10. Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm in “001 Pink”
  11. Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

Phonecase Love

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If you want a great, quality phone case I highly suggest this one from Etsy. Not only because of the new “Beauty and the Beast” film (featuring Emma Watson) coming to theaters soon, but because it’s freaking gorgeous and everyone needs something to protect their phone. Why not use style?

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IMG_8486.jpgThe one I just received (my first ever purchase on Etsy by the way, not including the countless hours I’ve spent scrolling through it in the past) mirrors a stain glass red rose, on a blue background which seeps into black towards the bottom and around the edges of the case. When looking closely at it there are miniscopic sparkles scattered throughout making it look all the more beautiful too.

With a rating of four and a half stars and 117 reviews, their page is at least worth taking a look at.

Along with this phone case, there are plenty of other options from this seller alone. Even better? There is currently a 24 hour flash sale cutting the price from $19.95 to $11.05– amazing. I suggest running to your laptop or phone now.

Oh, and coolest thing of all– It’s shipped from FRANCE.

The 3 Best Makeup Removers

IMG_8475.jpgFrom left to right: No. 7 Beautiful skin wipes, Simple Micellar water, Lancôme Bi-facial Double Action eye makeup remover

 

  1. The No. 7 Beautiful skin wipes I discovered in Ulta over the summer, they are made in the U.K. (at the time Ulta was incorporating more U.K. brands into the mix so I jumped on the bandwagon, of course) and these were one of the first things on my list.

They are hydrating, a stretchier, covered material rather than     dry and harsh on this skin. They remove makeup in a swipe and leave zero breakouts.

2.  The Simple Micellar water is one of the first products I ever tried from the brand, and still the reigning champ of the brand in my eyes. I first used it in 2014 (during the summer, once again) and instantly fell in love. Didn’t break me out, can be used without water, and gets off makeup whether using a cotton pad or my hands.

3. The Lancôme Bi-Facial Double Action eye makeup remover is my tried and true, old and blue favorite. I began using it when I was 12, whenever I wore the odd bit of brown eyeliner in middle school– yes, you heard that right. Not even consistent, but random days I decided to line my bottom lashes and not even think to add mascara.

It gives an oily consistencey– I would suggest shaking it up to mix the ingredients. It also provides very little effort in removing makeup, the littlest bit will clean my entire eye, that is with mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrows, highlight, foundation, etc. A little goes a long way, it can be used on more than just the eye are of the face, it smells amazing and clean, your face will feel like a baby’s bum after using it. It’s flipping amazing.

 

If you have tried any of these products, please let me know what you think of them, I love them and all opinions are my own and nothing has been sponsored (just in case I get a doubter) or embellished. I freaking love all of these, they have reserved spots in my heart forever.

Thanks for reading! ^_^

Love,

Nat ❤

Sephora addiction at its finest 

As you all know by now, I love Sephora. I LOVE Sephora. 

Recently I found myself completely out of face moisturizer and concealer especially (those dark circles of mine will overtake me if I give them the power) so I decided to order some. 

Maybe you like these products yourself, or maybe you wanted to see what the look like in real life, either way let me know what you love from Sephora! 🤣
💖 Nat

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast is one of my favorite Disney films of all time.

Belle is no ordinary princess, she was not born into royalty nor whisked away by a handsome prince. She learned to love the prince for who he was, not through is appearance or what he could give her.

Before the beast stumbled into her life (I am going off the animation version, not the original tale of Beauty and The Beast) where she was considered “weird” yet beautiful by people in her town due to the fact that she read books. Her family also didn’t possess a lot of money, so spoiled is in no way a word to describe Belle.

As always, Belle does her thing and goes about her days, passing the time with a book or talking to her father about his inventions whilst Gaston continues to bug her and ask for her hand in marriage, that conceited son of a b–

 

Now, with the trailers coming out of the new “Beauty and the beast” live action film set to take place in theaters come March 17th (St. Patrick’s day fellow Irish– keep in mind, I only have partial Irish in my blood) it is easy to investigate the differences through the animated film and the soon to be aired, live action movie.

 

I’m not gonna lie, I can already tell lumiere is going to bother me during the entire film because he has two separate legs instead of a candlestick base. :’)

I’m still giving the movie a chance regardless of all of these changes (Of course, they’re attempting to make the movie into real life and it is difficult, hence the need for digital animation and autotune) but so many of these things really didn’t need to be altered??

I mean, chip as another example. I imagined him to be cute, not scare me with his eyes…

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I’m trying my best to keep an open mind, and I am still incredibly excited for it, but come on. That auto tune is insane.

The auto tune is however noticed prominently more on certain areas of the song rather than the entire thing, which isn’t detrimental.

The reason I love the musical movies (rent, les miz, but les miz especially because a lot of their scenes tended to be live rather than recorded and added to the film making it more raw and emotional) is due to the reality of the situation it delivers rather than pre-recorded or seen on a stage where a lot of the emotions aren’t picked up in facial expressions because they are so far away. Including films that are simply films until the addition of music (because music is something that everyone can understand and feel regardless of language or any sort of barrier between people).

Don’t even get me started about the dress, please. But, seeing the entire blue dress– I felt better about it than originally when there was only the image of the collar and I was just not having it haha.

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I imagined it to look like this fan-made (sorry, not sure who created it) image:

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As for the winter dress, I wish the puffy hood was still a thing, although the new dress is stunning as well.

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Made by toughtink on Instagram. I absolutely love her dress.

 

I don’t mind the beasts’ horns much, although wouldn’t it have been easier to keep them short like in the animation? Just throwing that out there.

I’m so excited for the movie, I’m sure everyone else is as well, it’s just a few changes we need to get used to even if we would go about them a different way. Although I’m not so sure I could forgive what they did to Chip and Lumiere, time will tell though.

If you envisioned any aspect of the movie to be different, please let me know what and how you would alter it. Also, If your super thrilled for the movie to FINALLY be released, please mention that too. 😛

Nat ❤

❤ Note: All photos and videos are not my own, these belong to the creators and uploaders. ❤

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with super 7 complex Review

This face cream is amazing.

I bought mine at Sephora, but it can also be purchased at Nordstrom in the Michigan area or if you have one of those around you.

I was in the market for a new moisturizer as my old one I had bought twice before and wasn’t quite doing the job I needed it to anymore; decided to give this one by Fresh a go. It does smell of cucumbers, so if you’re not a fan of that sent I wouldn’t suggest picking it up.

I myself am not a fan of cucumber, but I love what the moisturizer makes my face look and feel like. I find it a win rather than a flop.

Pros and Cons:

Pros: Makes skin appear radiant and glowy ( I LOVE this), lightweight, anti-aging (I know you’re all most likely shouting at your screens now because I’m only 20, but I wanted to try it so shh please), Made in France (I put this here because one day I wish to live there), doesn’t fall out of the pot if turned upside down, comes in a jar so you don’t have to squeeze the product out of the tube.

Cons: Strong scent of cucumber (personal preference), No SPF, extra product around the rim of jar (can’t think of the technical term for it at the moment), an incredibly long name (I added this for kicks).

I hope you all enjoyed this little review!

P.S. Let me know what moisturizer you use, and if you have any recommendations do let me know!

Love,

Nat

Fall / Winter Beauty Favorites 

These are a few of my favorites for autumn and winter. There are no eye shadows this time, but there is a narrowing down of lipstick (I promise).

💖Skincare:


I don’t use many face masks, but when I do I just buy one from the drugstore and I tend to reach for the one that appears in a mint color on my face. It’s just fun. There is also, of course, moisturizer because no one wants a yucky dry face… well I’d prefer not to have that anyways. I have cotton pads to use with my makeup remover which is the simple micellar water (loooove this stuff. Love it.) there is also a mini first aid beauty cleanser in case I run out of the micellar water. I’ve also thrown in the first aid beauty radiance pads because it’s nice to refresh the face with them… but whatever you do, don’t get this product in you’re eyes.

💖Highlighters:


I love love love the wander highlighter in ivory (my favorite), watts up highlighter by benefit (bought at an airport from the cutest vending machine), and a mini becca spotlight highlighter.

💖Lip balm:

I have here a hempz lip balm, a jack black lip balm in the lemon flavor (a game changer), and a burts bees conditioning lip balm.

💖Blush:


Blush may just be one of my favorite things in the universe, and I have the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blushing bride, NARS orgasm blush, benefit rockateur (currently replacing my Cora lists which I’ve run out of for the fourth time ahhh), and the becca beach tint in lychee/Opal pictured above.

💖Lippies:


I honestly did narrow this down… haha. I stuck around the red family although I added in a few everyday nude picks as well. From the left: burts bees lip shimmer in rhubarb, Mac dazzleglass in love alert, Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss in date night, too faced melted lipstick in melted berry, Rimmel Kate moss lipstick in 107, buxom lipgloss in White Russian, bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in rebel, rosy Vaseline tub, urban decay revolution lipstick in naked, Mac lipstick in creme cup. I realize now I didn’t include the Lancôme lip lover in rose ballet 313, and I have to tell you that is my all time favorite lipgloss year round.

💖Eyeliner:


I didn’t include my go-to brown pencil liner, however liquid liner I feel is that extra bit flattering in the fall. I have the best ever eyeliner by dollywink in the shade black, the super slim liner by L’Oréal, and two maybelline line stilleto eyeliners in blackest black and brownish black. Note: an amazing eyeliner I do no have on me at the moment is the essence gel eyeliner in midnight in Paris.

💖Nail polish:


So so so many shades… Essie peak of chic, essence rock, Essie Aruba blue, Essie skirting the issue, Chanel accessorie, Essie no more film, Rimmel ready set go, Essie Bahama mama, topshop heart of gold, sinful colors easy going, Essie mademoiselle. One not pictured that I am currently wearing is the Essie merino cool.

💖Book I’m currently reading:


The little Paris bookshop by Nina George. 😄

🍁 Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know what you’re favorites are for the autumn and winter months.🍁

💖 Nat

Another Sephora Haul 

Too faced mascaraBare minerals original foundation in “medium beige”mini Marc jacobs eyeliner (birthday gift from Sephora)Mini lipstick from Marc jacobs (birthday gift from Sephora) NARS blush in “orgasm”