Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Studio Gear Impactfull Mascara Review!

It's about time I did another mascara review! Lately I've been using the Studio Gear Impactfull Mascara which is available here for $18.00.

This mascara comes in a sleek, black tube, and it has a very large brush with bristles (as opposed to plastic).

When applying this mascara, I use about two coats, and doing this gives my eyelashes lots of volume and length, however, it could be a little better at separating the lashes. Below you can see how my lashes look before and after using the mascara.

Unless you are swimming or crying, you won't have to worry about this mascara smudging. It isn't waterproof, but Studio Gear claims that the Impactfull Mascara is "smudge-free" and I agree with this claim. It lasts well through daily wear.

Overall, I enjoyed this mascara. I like the dramatic thickness and length it gives my lashes and the fair price, but I think it is lacking a little in the separation department. If you want to give this mascara a try, visit studiogearcosmetics.com and check it out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

What's in My Bag #BringComfyBack

I know my posting has been sparse lately, but I'm back with a working computer! Today I want to share some of my purse essentials with you all. All of these products are in my bag and all time and help me avoid lots of life's uncomfortable moments!

Of course I keep my wallet and my phone in my purse, but here are the other items that I find essential.

I always carry blotting sheets and a mirror with me. My skin is oily year round, and these allow me to quickly get rid of unwanted shine. I also carry a few lip products with me. Currently I have a lip balm, Mary Kay Sienna Brulee Lipstick, and Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Smitten.

Headphones are also very helpful to have in your purse at all times. I find it helpful to have a pair designated to my purse so I won't forget to keep them in there. My favorite to use are these Skullcandy ear buds.

You never know what messy situations and surfaces you may encounter, so hand-sanitizer is also very important. I just have a plain Purell sanitizer, but you can check out Bath and Body Works hand-sanitizers if you want some fun scents. This isn't pictured, but having gum or mints in your purse can also come in handy.

And finally, possibly the biggest purse essential is some form of feminine product. Right now I've been keeping the U by Kotex Curves Liners. These particular liners keep me fresh and comfortable, and I always use them as backup for tampons and for light flow days.

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What are your purse essentials? Leave me a comment below!

*U by Kotex has sponsored this discussion, however, all opinions are my own.*

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Easy Bronze Summer Eye Makeup Tutorial

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I was holding my laptop and and my dog jumped into my lap causing it to fly across the room. My posts will be a little slow over the next two weeks, but luckily this tutorial has been sitting in my drafts for a few weeks! I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Apply a shimmery brown eyeshadow base to the eyelid area.

Step 2: Place a gold eyeshadow on the inner half of the eyelid. Then blend a medium brown eyeshadow into the crease of the eye, and highlight the browbone with a cream colored eyeshadow.

Step 3: Place a shimmery copper shade on the outer half of the eye. Then place a deep brown shade in the outer corner of the eye.

Step 4: Take a fluffy blending brush and make sure all of the colors blend into eachother seamlessly, especially at the outer corner and the crease.

Step 5: Finish the look with eyeliner (the wing is optional and can be toned down depending on the occasion), and a volumizing mascara!

Products Used

-Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo
-Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
-Rimmel Black Eyeliner
-Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner
-Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

-It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation
-Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
-2nd Love Cosmetics Quick Stick Cream Blush in Lavish
-Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Color in Avalon
-Mary Kay Brow Gel

-2nd Love Cosmetics Luxe Lace Lipstick in Royalty

I hope you all enjoyed this look! My computer should be fixed within the next week, so I'll be back to posting regularly soon!