First Impressions: NudeStix

Hey hey! Today we’re talking about NudeStix brand cosmetics. Of course Ulta just had to send out 20% off coupons and I tried my hardest to ignore it but then I saw you could use it on prestige as well. So I was shopping in Ulta and decided to try something new.

I bought two matte lip colors and a tinted blur stick for your face. The tinted blur stick was $30 and $24 for each lippie. Then of course I used my 20% off.

The packaging is super chic and sleek. They come in black tins and there’s a mirror in the lid.

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The tinted blur stick boasts that you will get light coverage with a matte not flat finish. Which is fine I was looking for a light weight light coverage coverup for summer. However I don’t agree with the matte claim. I feel like this product accentuated my oily areas. I still added powder to set as always but just from first application that was not the case. Other than that the first impression was a good one!

The matte lip colors are too die for! They glide on and have great color payoff. They are crayons so they come with their own individual sharpeners. They don’t dry my lips out and the staying power is pretty decent. I worn one through a meal and didn’t need to reapply.

The absolute best thing about this brand is their products are multi-use. The lip products can be used on the face and their face products can be used as foundation, contour, concealer, etc. I could take two products and do a whole face! Especially went it’s hot outside and you want as little on your face as possible.

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First impression very good! I will definitely try more NudeStix!

Have you tried NudeStix?

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Play! By Sephora: May 2018

Happy Sunday! I had to post about May’s play box. This is the best box so far in my opinion!

In the May box I received:

  1. DevaCurl Super Cream
  2. Nomade by Chloe
  3. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
  4. Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner
  5. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  6. Sephora Mud Mask

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I can truly say I will use everything! Usually I give my mom the stuff I won’t use. I will be purchasing full sizes of some of these as well. I’ve enjoyed the play box since I signed up but this particular box was outstanding.

I want to up my subscription box game though. I’ll be looking into some other options stay tuned!

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Mid Week Haul #3

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a little haulage for you on this hump day.

Went out over the weekend for Memorial Day and I did a little shopping. Here’s what I got!

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All items are from Sephora, Ulta, and Target.

  • My¬† favorite Rice makeup remover wipes.
  • Mario Badescu facial sprays! The new flavors!!
  • ABH Amrezy highlighter (a review is coming your way!)
  • St. Ives sheet mask
  • Fenty match stixs (these are gorge!)
  • Freebies: Boscia black mask and Chloe perfume

What did y’all do over the holiday weekend?

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Hair color: For Curly Girls

Happy Wednesday! Today we are talking about hair color! Specifically hair color for curly girls!

Yes you can do it! A lot of people feel like color will damage their hair but done properly it will not. You have to be ready to maintain it as well.

I’ll tell you the secret to healthy hair… maintaining a routine! Find a stylist you can trust who understands your hair and create a routine that you can maintain.

 

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Drug Store vs. High End Look

Happy Sunday and Mother’s Day! I did a little experiment for today’s post…

I pulled like products from high end to drug store and created the same look.

Can you tell which face is more expensive?

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One side is $70 and one is $335 worth of products.

Here is what I used:

Can you tell?

The left is $335.

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Month End Favs: February

oIt is the end of another month and I’m sharing the items that made my month! I have both beauty and non beauty favs.

Let’s start with February beauty favorites!

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  1. Fenty Beauty soft matte Pro Filt’r instant retouch primer
  2. NARS bronzer in Casino
  3. Urban Studio 181 Powder brush
  4. ABH Dipbrow in Chocolate
  5. Colourpop Lippie Pencils in Beeper and Wild Nothing

 

Non beauty favorites up next!

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  1. I am Female I am Iron Man shirt
  2. Taco socks
  3. Alex and Ani Aunt bracelet
  4. Printed journals/notebooks

 

Want deets on anything I was crushing on in Feb? Let me know! What were your favorites in February?

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