Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Top 10 Under $10

Top 10 Under $10

Let's start with Lips!
1. Milani Color Statement Lipstick (Pretty Natural) - $5.99
2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Copenhagen) - $5.99
3. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color (Touch Of Spice) - $7.99

The above are definitely my go-to lippies when I'm looking to run out of the house. I've recently also been reaching for the Milani Amore matte lip cream. NYX has the widest selection of colors and it has some serious staying power.
 Moving on to the face...
4. Ulta Illuminating Powder - $10.00
5. Milani Rose Powder Blush (Coral Cove) - $7.99
6. e.l.f. BB Cream - $6.00
7. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser - $6.99

I love using the Illuminating powder to set my undereye - it's really brightening and it helps disguise my dark circles. I'm also on my second tube of e.l.f. BB Cream in Light Beige. The Maybelline Baby Skin helps make any and all foundations/BB creams go on smoothly.

And onto the eyes...
8. L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara - $5.99
9. Palladio Liquid Eyeliner in Black Shimmer - $5.99
10. Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink - $6.99

This mascara is probably the blackest mascara I've ever used. It has a tendency to smudge, but that still doesn't stop me from loving it. Palladio liquid liner has been a mainstay for me for like 5 years now, I seriously think this is my 3rd one at least. Other liners come and go in-between, but I always find myself going back to this one. Maybelline color tattoos - need I say more? It now comes in even easier stick form and I have it in multiple colors but tend to lean towards the pink color for neutral everyday wear.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Dupe: Too Faced Melted Berry VS Milani Matte Lip Creme Gorgeous

Too Faced VS Milani - DUPE?!

First things first - the formulas on these two are VERY different. But the color is practically spot on to each other! 

I fell in LOVE with the color of the Too Faced Melted Berry liquid lipstick like forever ago and I could NEVER EVER seem to find a color dupe for it. So when I finally had a giftcard I ran in and picked it up so super fast! Fast forward to now, and I was in Walmart at like 11pm on a Tuesday (judge me not) and was browsing the beauty section when I came across this Milani Amore Matte lip creme and was just instantly drawn to this color. It ran across my mind really quick that this looks A LOT like my favorite lippie, so I picked it up (it was only $9!) and decided to give it a whirl!
Top Lip: Milani
Bottom Lip: Too Faced
Color-wise they are so damn similar it really is hard to tell a difference when you have them on. The Milani one has a regular straight applicator while the TooFaced applicator  was a 'precision tip applicator'. It's definitely not the 'precision' tip I thought it was gonna be. I honestly prefer the milani applicator to the Too Faced one - gives me more control and it doesn't just bleed all over my lips like the Too Faced one does. They both have a tendency to be a little streaky, but you're going to need multiple coats to get the full opacity anyway.

Another major difference is the staying power of these lippies. The Too Faced one is amazing, lasting like 6-7 hours on me with only one touch up after lunch. The Milani lippie lasted nearly all damn day though, and blew the Too Faced out of the park. I applied it at 10am and wore it until about 8pm, it lasted 3 meals, a few bottles of water, and really only needed to be touched up after dinner. I also swatched it on my arm and I COULD NOT get it off unless I SCRUBBED it. I had to go to town on my arm with hand sanitizer at work so I didn't look like a crazy with pink swatches on my arm.

Overall - I love them both. Too Faced made me fall in love with this color and a liquid lip formula. But I think I love the Milani one a little bit more. Its lasting power and price tag are major pluses for me. Too Faced has a better color range than the Milani ones, but for the $21 price tag unless I'm in LOOVE with it, I think I'll pass.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

February 2016 Erin Condren Planner Spreads

January 2016 Erin Condren Planner Spreads

Guess who got a few new covers for her planner?! ME!
Anyway, I picked up the Palm Beach cover in Salmon and the Lace cover in Plum while Erin Condren had a BOGO 50% off sale on covers going on. This cover feels much more 'spring-like' than the Metallic prism I had before!

1st Week of Feb was Chris's & my Brother's Birthday!
This was the Sequins kit from Little Miss Paperie.
Washi was from Hobby Lobby, Lovebug stickers from Target Dollar Spot.
I really really loved how this layout turned out - it's def one of my favorites.

Valentines Day Week!
Stickers were part of a Misshaps Kit from Little Miss Paperie.
Washi was from Michaels Craft Store.
Puffy heart/robot stickers from Target Dollar Spot.

We FINALLY make it to Miami Seaquarium this weekend!
Stickers were a random sheet from my Little Miss Paperie Misshaps kit.
Random Stickers from Target, It's Planning Time, and other spare kits.

This is me finishing off kits!
I like to buy weekly/monthly kits, and usually I have a few bits and bobs left on the pages once I've decorated/organized my planner. So this week I just threw together the kits I had pieces of and used them up! It helps me clean out my sticker folio and use up the rest of the stuff that I don't have matches for. This was pieces of my old January Kit, Sequins kit, my Golden Glam kit, and a few random Misshaps sheets.

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