Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Blog: GRWM & Hair Update

Hey everyone!!

Oh my f*cken gosh guys, it's been a crazy few weeks here in the "On A Mission" household.
I talked about it recently on my YouTube channel, which surprise *confetti explosion* I've started back up on my YouTube channel and guess what I promise to be just as inconsistent on there too, lmfao.

Obviously the GRWM part of this video is available here.
Chill with me, watch me do some light ass summer makeup, and probably talk some shit about something hahaha just kidding.

Okay enough YouTube plugs.
I recently posted a Biolage Ultra HydraSource review and by recently I actually mean a few weeks ago.
If you read my previous review then you'd obviously know how I feel about that line, so with my hair journey in full swing (started in January), I figured that I should try out a new line of shampoo which by the way it was also a high end brand that I always hear about in the beauty community, which I chose based off my personal hair needs and had claims similar to my current favorite products.

I bought the jumbos from ULTA, (BTW: most of the high end shampoo and conditioner jumbos are currently on sale at ULTA starting at $14.99 until July 28th I think)
and used the line for around 6-8 weeks, made it to around halfway of those big ass bottles before I decided it was crap.
Previous positive changes that I had noticed about my hair were suddenly starting to fade and dull and I decided it was just time to go back to my current favorite before it got worse.

Don't forget to catch up on my Biolage Ultra HydraSource review to see how their line changed my hair and I can now also say that in comparison, my thought about their line have only strengthened.

I've been thinking of doing a full review that line that I disliked so much and that is why I did not mention which one it is specifically yet.

If you guys are interested in another full hair care review so soon, let me know in the comments below.
Don't forget to follow to my blog and stalk my shit before you go.

Products Mentioned:

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All opinions are my own.

Some links are affiliate links.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Biolage HydraSource Review

Hey everyone!! 

My laptop has been broken, which is probably obvious by my lack of posts. 
Well I'm finally back up and running and ready to kick shit off with a review!

Today we’re talking hair care. 
A little back story on my hair:
I have always had super long (currently booty length), thick, wavy hair, and I've neglected the fuck out of it and took advantage of the fact that, "I got it from my mama".
What that really means is that I never paid much attention to my hair care because it was naturally beautiful and I never thought it would go to shit. 
I just bought which ever shampoo and conditioner caught my eye or smelled yummy (for my hair type of course). 

Then a couple years ago when I had my daughter, my hair went to shit. 
I hear this is quite normal (blah blah blah) but I began freaking the fuck out. 
Not only was my hair thinner than before but it was super dry, frizzy, lifeless, and I had a ton of breakage. 
I had no idea where to start or what to do because I never did anything before.
I can’t even tell you how many drugstore brands and lines I tried yet I saw absolutely no changes in my hair. 
I figured I needed to stop crying about my hair and do something before it got worse, so in January I decided to dive into the world of high end hair care and not only that but I also created a hair care routine for myself which I’ll get into in a different post.

Onto the good shit!!
(btw I used the entire bottles of shampoo & conditioner before writing this review)

Matrix Biolage Ultra HydraSource Shampoo ($25) 
Matrix Biolage Ultra HydraSource Conditioner ($27)
I purchased the jumbo sizes 33.8 oz.
This line smells amazing but then most high end hair care products usually do. 
The scent is super light, very clean, with a barely there kinda watery floral scent. 
Seriously the watery floral scent is so light and smells so damn good that I stood at my kitchen island inhaling it for a few minutes like a weirdo, the scent lingers in my hair for hours (that doesn’t really matter to me but I know it does to some so I thought I’d mention it lol). 
The first week I noticed my hair felt soft and silky. 
I didn’t wanna get too psyched too soon because my hair needed more than that.
After the first month I really saw the difference and you couldn’t shut me up about it. 
It’s like it wasn’t even the gross mop that had been living on my head recently, my hair was slowly but surely finding it’s way back to normal (for me). 
All the frizziness was gone and the visible breakage from before was even smoothed down, the breakage used to be very visible because my hair was so dry that it would just stick up wherever my hair was parted but all of that was gone.
My hair feels silky to the touch, it’s very visibly shiny, it feels hydrated, and most importantly its looks and feels healthy. 
Even air dried with no styling products my hair looks and feels shiny, silky, hydrated, and frizz free. 
My hair even has more bounce and movement, whereas before it was kinda stiff and scratchy like a broom. 
I know that sounds horrible but it's true.
These big ass bottles lasted me around 3 months too, so that’s more than decent for the price and also taking into consideration that I have a crap ton of hair. 
I also wash my hair 3-4 times a week, I try to go 2 days between but it’s usually more like every other day. 
I don’t think I can go back to drugstore shampoo & conditioner after this.

Matrix Biolage HydraSource Conditioning Balm ($27)
I purchased the jumbo size 16.9 oz. 
This has the same amazing scent as the shampoo & conditioner. 
I used this twice a week the first month when I felt my hair really needed it more, then went down to once a week and it still maintained the same results. 
This added a huge boost of hydration to my hair and every time I used it, my hair just felt happy and almost like I had applied a serum or something. 
It worked amazing to restore the much needed moisture to my hair, especially while using the matching shampoo & conditioner. 
Obviously you don’t have to use them together but that's just what I did.
I put this in my hair as soon as I get in the shower then tie my hair up and leave it on during my entire shower, I rinse it out right before I get out of the shower so that I can leave it in for as long as possible. 

My hair looks and feels so much better since starting the Matrix Biolage HydraSource line, which like I said before was noticeable after only a week and by the month mark I was sold.
After that first month though I did add a few things into my hair care routine which definitely helped my overall outcome.

Leave your favorite shampoo/conditioner and hair type in the comments below or hit me up on social media to chat. 
I'm always trying to be more social but you know how that goes.
Don't forget to follow to my blog and stalk my shit before you go.

Products Mentioned:
Matrix Biolage Ultra HydraSource Shampoo
Matrix Biolage Ultra HydraSource Conditioner

Not sponsored.
All opinions are my own.
Some links are affiliate links.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blog: Mirrors & Cougars?

Hey everyone!!

What the fuck is up?
Omfg so I just went to the dentist again yesterday, had the other 2 wisdom teeth pulled so I'm fucked up again.
Dude, I have a dentist appointment every week for the entire month of March too *cries *.
It's fucking intense but I know it'll be good in the end.

With all this dental work, I've been really upping my binge watching game.
Not sure if that's a good or bad thing yet.
It's rare I get to chill this much especially with a toddler, so I'm really enjoying it.
I mean except the swollen face, mouth pain, and living off of paste hahaha.
My husband has been even more fucking awesome than normal though and helps so much, makes me feel bad because I can be a mega bitch especially right now when I'm hungry af and can't even eat.

I love Anna Faris and you should watch the movie Just Friends (above) if you haven't seen it.

I finally started Black Mirror on Netflix last night with my husband, dude I procrastinated so long on starting it because when I read the description, I didn't really get what it was about.
Seriously after watching it, it legit gives me Twilight Zone vibes and I'm hooked already.
Each episode is it's own story btw, incase you didn't know what Twilight Zone was.
You know, in case you're not old af like me.
They should just advertise it as a newer Twilight Zone.
(update: I just saw that they do advertise it like that lmfao and I'm dumb af)
When we started watching it, I called my husband pig fucker for the rest of the day lmfao.
If you've seen it, then you'll get that reference.

I'm also watching Cougar Town on Hulu because you know we gotta have the girly shows we watch without our men.
Literally just started it as we speak, just got back from the grocery store with a bottle of wine.
I feel like I have to drink wine when I watch this lol.
I personally prefer red wines and today I chose the Apothic Red Winemaker's blend.
Normally I stick to Zins, even more specific OVZ (old vine zins) but I've been kinda into trying blends recently and holy fuck this one is good.
Kinda sweet and jammy but not overly sweet so it still paired well with not only the berries but also the meats I chose to go with it.
I also only let the wine breathe for around 30 minutes before diving in and it still was smooth af!
I was honestly shocked and will definitely be repurchasing this.
Especially because my husband is at work at didn't get to taste it lol.
I always feel bad when I buy something that's turns out to be bomb ass and he didn't get to try it.
I guess that's love lol.

I just found out that Cougar Town is the name of their town lmfao.
Does that make me a bitch because I thought it was because they're cougars.

Keep updated on my shit talking by checking out my previous daily blog.

Let me know in the comments or hit me up on social media.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Shook or Shit: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review

Hey everyone!!

I decided to start a new series on here of hyped products and I'm calling it, Shook or Shit.
It'll be real ass reviews about hyped products that I try.
So welcome to the very first post of Shook or Shit!

I figured since I'm a foundation junkie we'd start this new series off with a foundation.

The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.
I was excited af when I heard about this foundation.
I have combo/oily skin and this sounded like a fucking dream, matte yet radiant and long wearing omfg yes, so much yes.
I hesitated and procrastinated for weeks when it finally released because it was so hyped up and literally everyone, their mamas, and their grannies were saying it's their fave.
I was calling bullshit basically.
This is the first NARS foundation I've purchased mostly because the others weren't really what I was looking for, for my skin type, and honestly they just didn't grab me but I do love and regularly use a bunch of other NARS products.
After staring at it in my online shopping cart for what feels like forever, I decided fuck it because based on NARS' claims, it really was what I was looking for in a foundation.
Plus I could give a real ass normies take on this over hyped product.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation $49
I purchased the shade Fiji (light/medium w/yellow undertones).
I love NARS packaging and this is just as beautiful as expected, heavy weighted clear glass, simple clean lines, matte black cap, and of course this baby comes with a pump.
I mean fuck, at $49 bucks it better have a pump.
It comes with 1.01 oz which is pretty much standard with 1 oz being the most common average.

I do have a fairly light complexion but being xicana I also have yellow and beige (olive) in my undertones and I was shocked how well this foundation matched me because I guessed online lol, oh and btw I always go for yellow undertones.
It was maybe like barely half a shade darker than my skin but the undertones were spot on, it wasn't overly yellow and definitely has a tiny hint of beige in there (I got lucky because I didn't know that when I ordered it), and once I added my concealer into the mix it really was the perfect shade.
TBH though I'm shocked this shade matched me so well because I'm pretty pasty and this said it was for light to medium skin tones and I'm nowhere near medium, in that case this shade ran pretty light so be aware of that when purchasing online.
This also did not oxidize on me at all.

I used this for a little over a week every time I wore makeup to really get a feel for it.
I have combo skin and I multi prime my skin every time I wear makeup which basically means I use 2 primers every time.
So I was able to try this foundation with multiple matte/pore refining and hydrating/smoothing/illuminating primers and had no compatibility issues with any of them.

Applied with a sponge:
I prefer to use sponges so that was how I tried it out the first few times.
I'm absolutely still obsessed with the L'Oreal Infallible Foundation Blender (their pink sponge) and use this sponge most, so that's what I used for this foundation.
The pump only squirts out a small amount compared to other foundation pumps, it's maybe about half a pump which now makes sense because a little definitely goes a long way.
The coverage of this foundation is fucking insane, it really is full coverage, and the creamy consistency spreads out so easily to cover your face without losing any of the coverage.
It is matte and started to dry down a little but not so quick that you don't have time to blend, just don't oooh and aaah for 10 minutes and you're fine but you don't have to rush or anything though.
The finish of this foundation once applied is beautiful, it has a super healthy glow which is my favorite lately.
It kinda looked as though it'd be a satin finish but it was definitely laying matte on my skin without being too dry or having a powdery finish.
It was just fucking perfect and my skin looked flawless, it covered a few pigmentation marks I have on my face with just the one layer.
The thing that stood out to me is that my face didn't feel heavy or caked on and didn't look heavy or caked on either.
When a second layer was added (although unnecessary) it still looked beautiful and didn't add any heaviness to my face, I did go super light on that second layer though.

Applied with a brush:
I used both the IT Cosmetics #101 Blurring Foundation and the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brushes.
The first time I used a brush with this foundation was the IT Cosmetics #101.
Holy fuck balls, I thought the coverage was hella full when I used a sponge but it definitely gets fuller and more intense with a brush.
I can honestly say that when applied with a brush, it is the fullest coverage foundation that I currently own.
With that extra coverage though it did look and feel slightly heavier and when I say heavier I don't mean that it was really heavy in general just noticeably heavier than when applied with a beauty sponge.
There was no way in hell that this needed a second layer with a brush and when I added the tiniest bit of a second layer, it was just too much for me but still looked amaze balls.
The next time when I used the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki once again fucking crazy coverage and it was just so intense I ended up going over it and pressing it into my skin with the L'Oreal Infallible Foundation Blender.
This still gave me with the crazy brush coverage but took away that extra bit of heaviness I mentioned earlier.
Holy crap it was stunning, flawless, and somehow still looked natural and healthy.

Wear Test (no touch ups):
On all days I set with translucent powders and had no compatibility issues with any of them and it also played well with all the other products I used over top.

The first few times I used it regardless of how I applied it, or which primers & powders I used I did notice it getting shiny around my oily areas (nose & forehead) at around the 6 hour mark but strangely it wasn't really breaking up or anything on my skin just yet and it wasn't a bad shiny.
At the 8 hour mark it was definitely starting to break up on and around my nose and my chin starting looking shiny too and I am not even oily on my chin, my chin's actually normal to dry.
Other than my nose breaking up a little, the rest of my face still looked great but extra luminous.

With absolutely no touch ups on those days I would say it looked amaze balls and lasted for 6 hours.

Wear Test (with touch ups):
For touch ups I blotted with a clean damp L'Oreal Infallible Foundation Blender.
Then used my fave Kat Von D Lock It Blotting Powder (in shade Light)
with an ELF Complexion Brush.

I touched up around the 6 hour mark when I started looking shiny and everything was still looking good.
I already knew from my previous wear tests that somewhere between the hours 6 and 8 things went to shit, so I made sure to catch it and touch up before that happened.
I checked in at hour 8 and everything looked really good this time, no shiny-ness and no breaking up around my nose.
My skin still looked so good and still had a healthy glow but was still matte.
I went to dinner, did one light touch up before I left and by the time I checked in again it was hour 12.
My skin looked shiny but like I said before it wasn't a bad shiny, it was more of a radiance and when I touched my finger tips to my forehead there wasn't any oil on them.
Most important it still hadn't broken up around my nose and it still looked fucking amazing right before I washed it off.
I did add one more touch up of powder right before I washed it off at the 12 hour mark just to see what would happen and I'm gonna say that it definitely felt a tad cake-y with that extra touch up of powder, it looked okay but I just didn't like the way it felt with that last touch up.
Soooo with touch ups it looked amaze balls for 12 hours and that was the longest I wore it.
Shook or Shit?
I can honestly say from a normal person who paid their own damn money for this foundation.
I really appreciated that it was matte and stayed matte but had a natural glow to it because I don't always wanna be super matte and be punished for being a grease ball.
I actually got complemented while wearing this foundation because it looked so natural and healthy on my skin and even though it got more glow-y throughout the day, it still looked beautiful and not greasy (with touch ups).
I agree with their natural looking and breathable claims.
It sat so natural on my skin and didn't accentuate any of the slight dryness on my chin, it melted into my skin but didn't sink into my pores or anything weird, and never felt heavy, cake-y, or mask like.
It also didn't make me break out at all or cause any irritation.
As for their 16 hour claim.
Although it did last 12 hours with touch ups and looked bomb, it wouldn't last must longer than that without getting cake-y from touch ups and so I guess it's up to you whether that is long wearing or not.

Keep in my mind that this review is based on my skin and preferences.
I have combination skin that changes seasonally, currently oily/slightly dry.

What do you think about the new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation?
Let me know in the comments or hit me up on social media.

Products Mentioned:
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
L'Oreal Infallible Foundation Blender
IT Cosmetics #101 Blurring Foundation
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki
Kat Von D Lock It Blotting Powder
ELF Complexion Brush

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Blog: Dentist & Jello

Hey everyone!!

Look at me with my second post this week hahaha.
Kinda fucking proud of myself, hope it becomes a regular thing.
Even though I probably just jinxed myself by saying it out loud then I'll look like a dumb ass when I start slacking off.
Guess we'll see.

Omfg, this week has been hella rough.
If you read my last blog post New year, New me?, then you'd know I actually made a super vague resolution this year.
Keeping with the resolution theme, I've started a dental journey.
Wtf does that even mean lmfao, I don't know but I feel like that's what a real blogger would say.
Everything seems to be a journey hahaha, it's true though.
Basically I made a dental plan with my dentist and am finally doing all the crap that I've been putting off.
Ugh my teeth are so fucked up.

(love The King of Queens btw)

My first appointment was fucking brutal.
I got 2 of my wisdom teeth removed a couple days ago and I 100% underestimated how recovery would be after and the healing time.
Not only is my mouth sore and swollen, my face is too *cry face * so I've been chillin' out on the makeup this week.
Of course my ULTA package would decide to arrive early because I can't use it, that shit never comes early and ULTA shipping usually takes forever.
Isn't that the way it always happens?

Dude, the hardest thing about having my wisdom teeth removed has been eating.
Not only am I supposed to eat soft foods, throw my low carb diet into the mix.
Omfg it's so hard to find stuff to eat.
I've pretty much been living off of sugar free jello cups and scrambled eggs.
I ate 3 jello cups in one sitting yesterday, and maybe today too *shhhh *.
It's totally my fault though, I thought I'd be 100% by now and eating normal by the next day (hilarious huh) so I didn't plan food prep ahead of time or go to the grocery store.
I'm going back next week to get the other 2 wisdom teeth removed but at least I'll be prepared this time.

Enough teeth talk.

Been trying out a bunch of new beauty products and hella excited to talk about them with you guys, just trying to take my time and really feel them out before I do, plus I haven't been wearing makeup these past few days.
Remember?? lol
I got way more into hair care products last year because I swear I'm going bald since having my daughter *laughs* okay maybe not bald but you know what I mean and also I was tired of having dry ass frizzy ass hair.

I'm also trying to not be so introverted and anti social..
So stop being shy guys and leave comments!!
Let's talk about beauty products or whatever.

Anyone else on a low carb diet? Just curious.
Let me know in the comments or hit me up on social media.

Products Mentioned:

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All opinions are my own.
Some links are affiliate links.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wet N Wild

Hey everyone!!

If you know me then you'd know that I don't discriminate against drugstore products, if a product is good then it's good.
I feel like it's so easy to get caught up in all the materialistic BS and social media images where everything is about brands more specifically high end brands.
I feel like it's good to remind everyone that's there's great products available in the drugstores too, so today is a drugstore post.

Let's talk Wet N Wild..

In the late 90's I was in middle school and already wearing full cake (I know, I know) and back then Wet N Wild was honestly trash, not even kidding.
I remember using their eyeliner pencils and lip liner pencils not because I liked them but because I was in middle school (duh?) and most of my makeup was drugstore because I was a student and had no job.
When I couldn't hustle my mom into buying me more makeup lol, I'd use my weekly allowance often to buy makeup.
Eyeliner pencils & lip liner pencils were kinda less important to me, since I used mostly liquid liner anyway.
My sacrifice in order to afford all my other makeup was to use Wet N Wild pencils.
BTW is allowance still a thing? Lol.

Back then we actually had to light these bitches up with a lighter and melt the ends just to make them work and glide on yet even then they were still kinda crappy and you'd get tiny hard chunks in your eyes if you melted it too much.
And we had to do that every time with their pencils.

I definitely took notice that in the past couple years Wet N Wild is clearly trying to change their image and is stepping it up not only with the quality but also by keeping up with the trends and putting out way more products.
I tried little things here and there throughout the years but in the past year they are literally every where and I just needed to stop putting it off and try out some shit.

I decided to try out some of the core products from Wet N Wild, not just the little things.
They've released most of the products I've been testing quite a while ago already, maybe even a year ago and it seems that people either really love their products or really hate them.

(watch my Wet N Wild first impressions)

BTW I purchased everything from ULTA and have now been trying out these products for a few months.
I also filmed a first impressions on these products as you can see above.

PhotoFocus Foundation ($5.99)
I bought the shades Nude Ivory & Soft Beige.
I had to buy 2 shades because Nude Ivory was too light and Soft Beige was too dark, they did have a shade between those two but it was cool toned (super pink) and being the feisty Latina that I am that just wouldn't work for me.
The warm tones and beige tone mixed together made the most perfect warm olive-y shade and I'm not even mad at it, buying 2 was still only $12 bucks.
This comes with the standard 1 ounce of foundation and the packaging is pretty basic but not ugly.
It's a pretty sturdy clear glass with a screw cap that had a paddle attached for application, the paddle doesn't really bother me at all because I always apply my makeup to fresh and clean face and after my skincare of course.
In the beginning I thought it was kinda weird but I'm actually digging it now.
I was honestly expecting to pass out from paint fumes the way people were talking about the scent of this (lol) but it only had a faint paint scent (which I kinda like) and after application I didn't even smell it anymore.
The formula was liquid-y, creamy, had light/medium coverage which I applied with a damp beauty sponge and although on the Ulta website they do describe this as being a matte foundation, it was in no way drying and set to more of a natural satin-y finish.
It looked healthy and radiant but it didn't slip around on my skin in my oily t zone like a dewy foundation would.
You can layer this foundation up but it really doesn't build up much for extra coverage and when I tried really layering it up it got cake-y af and still didn't have extra coverage.
Less is definitely more with this one.
I know they have the PhotoFocus Pressed Powder ($4.99) that you could set this with if you wanted extra coverage but I didn't buy it as I tend lean more towards translucent powders.
The very first time I tried this foundation I noticed that it emphasized my pores and flaws (which was fixed by using a primer the next time) and was kinda bummed out but it looked better the next time I used it with some minor adjustments and even better after about 30 minutes of melting into my skin and continued to look better throughout the day.
The foundation didn't just look good, it made it look as though I just had nice healthy skin and it was comfortable to wear.
I can't believe just how natural it looked on my skin, it kind of reminded me of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation which I also love.
This has turned into a foundation that I've been reaching for almost daily and have even been mixing it with my more matte foundations to take down the dryness during these cold months.
I don't really know why but honestly wasn't expecting to like this foundation and I really freaking love it.
I have combo skin, currently oily/slightly dry during the winter
When I started using this it was Fall and my skin was more oily/normal and it's worked fine on my skin both times.
I will say though that I always multi prime my face and I know that if I did not put my mattifying primer in my t zone that this would be a hot mess.
So I'm not sure that this would work well with super oily skin types.
I've been pretty lucky in choosing foundations lately, and I make sure to not buy products that are not made for my skin type.
It's better to buy products based on your skin type rather than what's trendy, even though it may be hard it will save you money in the long run.

PhotoFocus Concealer ($3.99)
I bought the shade Light Ivory which was the lightest shade.
It came in a clear plastic tube with a black cap with a doe foot wand.
In the tube it did look darker than it actually was when applied but it still was in no way a light ivory.
The coverage of this concealer was also a light/medium and applied really creamy and blended out quick and easy.
That's where the fun ended.
It caked instantly when I tried to build up the coverage under my eyes, once it started to set it was super dry and looked super dry.
Yes it appeared to be matte but not in a good smoothing matte way like the Tarte Shape Tape.
It accentuated every fine line and mark on my face and even made my under eyes look crepe-y and aged, even flake-y and I do not have dry under eyes so it was weird and looked gross.
I'm not a fan of this concealer at all and don't see myself ever using this again.
I gave it away a few days after that first use.

MegaGlo Contour Palette ($4.99)
I bought the shade Dulce de Leche which was the lightest shade combo.
It comes packaged in a split pan, the contour shade was neither too warm or too ashy, it was a cool neutral and didn't turn orange on my light skin.
Omfg that contour though.
This shit blended out so easy, it sheered out with little effort and looked airbrushed without even trying but was also build-able.
Being that it feels like butter it's super easy to go overboard with this which I did once or twice (lmfao) but with a quick swipe of translucent powder it was good again.
Layered like magic over the other products and looked so f**king good.
The highlight side was a french vanilla shade having that slight hint of yellow.
I used this in all my highlight points and under eyes dry with a brush and it gave a subtle brightening affect.
The real magic was when the highlight shade was applied with a damp sponge for carving (*faint *) it was literally everything.
Clean, crisp, and opaque. I leave the carving bake on while I finish my blush and highlight and when I brush it away it's like I said before crispy af and brightened.
I've had to force myself to use other products because I love it that much, good thing it's affordable because I've already hit pan and purchased another one.

Velvet Matte Lip Color ($3.50)
I bought the shade Toffee Frappe.
This is a twisty chubby stick lip color.
I just love when companies have the cap and/or end that shows the color of the product, it just makes it so easy.
Other than that it's a pretty basic little package, all black chubby pencil.
Once applied the first thing I noticed was that the color was nothing like the color shown on the cap or even what you'd think of just by the shade name.
The color turned out to be more of a pink-y nude with a gold-ish shimmer in it and it was also kinda sheer, the color was actually really pretty just not what I was expecting.
All of that would have been fine especially since the lip color was so comfortable on the lips but sadly it was super patchy and every time I pressed my lips together it would patch off, when I tried to apply more color to correct it, it just made it worse.
This was the only shade I had purchased so I don't know if they're all like this or if it's just this shade.
This was also a pass for me though.

PhotoFocus Makeup Setting Spray ($5.99)
This only comes in one size 1.52 fluid ounces.
The spray was a little aggressive at first but wasn't so bad that I wouldn't use it.
The mist was nice and wide and really gets your whole face even if you have a fat head like me but honestly who uses just one spray anyways.
Took down the powdery-ness of my makeup but other than that I don't really feel like it did anything to prolong the wear of my makeup.
I also think that although yes the price is good, you're getting such little product that is the price really that good?
I continued to use this until it was gone and it was just okay, don't get me wrong it's a good product for a good price but like I said it didn't seem to do much besides set my face and for some that's all you need but I kinda prefer one that pretty much feels like hair spray on my face (jk kinda lol), where I know my makeup isn't going anywhere.
They have since come out with other setting spray formulas and I'm definitely interesting in trying those out too to see if there are any differences.

These are some of the newer things (new to me) I've been playing around with but I'm also a huge fan of their MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks so that's a good option if you're into matte liquid lipsticks and they're only $4.99 each.

What's your favorite and least favorite Wet N Wild product?
Let me know in the comments or hit me up on social media.

Products Mentioned:
PhotoFocus Foundation
PhotoFocus Concealer
MegaGlo Contour Palette
Velvet Matte Lip Color
PhotoFocus Makeup Setting Spray
MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Beauty Deals & Freebies

Hey everyone!!

So I saw a few really good deals and thought I'd let you guys know because if you're like me then you also like to stock up on your faves when they're on sale. 
I mean who doesn't like to save money and possibly get free shit, lol.
I also don't know how long any of these deals will last so jump on it.

Holy crap!! Origins has a bunch of deals going on right now, I haven't ordered because I just stocked up on skincare but I'd definitely recommend stacking these deals during their winter stock up sale. 
  • 20% off using the code: FAMILY
  • Free full size facial cleanser on orders $65
  • Buy 5 sheet masks, get one free
  • Free shipping on orders $35
  • Use Ebates for an additional 8% cash back

BH is one of those brands that pretty much always has some sort of sale going on but luckily for you this week they're doing one for Valentine's Day and it's a higher percentage.
They also just launched a new palette & brush set that looks Vday inspired (pic above) if you're looking for something new.
  • 30% off using the code: BEMINE
  • Free shipping orders over $50
  • Use Ebates for an additional 5% cashback

I was way too excited for this one here.
House of Lashes is now offering custom 3 packs of lashes which could save you up to $6 per trio depending which styles you choose.
There is no code required and it does not specify how long this offer will run, so stock the fuck up girls. 
Btw might I add their lash glue is my Holy Grail lash glue, I prefer the white (clear) but they also have black and it's like super glue except less scary hahaha.
  • Custom Classic 3pk $22.50
  • Custom Lite 3pk $30
  • Custom Premium 3pk $30
  • 15% off when you sign up for emails
  • Free shipping on orders $35

  • Free full size toner on orders $65
  • Free 3pc vitamin C skincare on orders $50 with code: BRIGHTER
  • Free 5pc skincare & bag on orders $125 with code: LOVE
  • 20% off with email sign up
  • Free shipping on orders $50
  • Use Ebates for an additional 6% cash back

The Jouer sale includes all their best sellers as well as their holiday 2017 collection but not their newest launch FYI, hich sucks because I wanted the new blush duo but this is still an awesome deal on their other products.

  • 30% off with code: JOUER30
  • Foundation brush for only $7 when you buy foundation bundle & free lip enhancer
  • Free shipping on $25

  • Free lip bloom on $40 with code: BERRY
  • Free face mask on $40 with code: BRIGHT
  • Free shipping on $40
  • 15% off with email sign up

That's about all I have right now guys and I'm not sure if this is something I'll continue to post about, I guess it just depends on how it goes.
Obviously there is a crap ton more sales out there,
these are just the ones I've happened to see tonight while scrolling around.
Let me know below in the comments if you like these kind of posts and also let everyone know of any other bomb ass deals you've spotted currently.

Products Mentioned:

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