Obsessed

These are the products that I swear by! My go-to makeup !

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First of all I would probably die without the beauty blender.  I love love love it!  I cannot say enough good things about the Beauty Blender.  In my opinion it is the best tool to apply makeup.  I use it to apply my foundation, concealer, and powder. It’s a game changer.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation is such a beautiful foundation.  I have discovered that applying it with a dry beauty blender works best for me because it is a very watery foundation.  It makes your skin look flawless and never looks cakey!

Milani Matte lipstick in the shade “Naked” is such a great color for every day. It’s a perfect nude!  Milani’s lipsticks are great quality and inexpensive.

NYX is another brand that never lets me down!  I tend to use this blush a lot! It is in the shade “Pinched”.

MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Mascara is incredible.  Gives my lashes tons of volume and never clumpy!

What are some of your all time favorites that you couldn’t live without?!

 

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All the candlelight shined just for me and you

Whenever I get home from work I always love to light a candle.  It creates a calmness in the home and makes me feel relaxed… or maybe that’s the rosé …!

But seriously this candle is my favorite candle ever.  I have repurchased it so many times and will continue to do so.  The brand is called Sensational and the scent is “Green Tea”  This candle is better than any Yankee candle I have ever had.  So many times I’ll buy a candle and I feel like you can’t really smell it.  Well not with this baby!

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You can find these candles in Marshall’s and TJMaxx for $7.99.

Conceal the Deal

Hello Beauties!

Sometimes we need that extra help of concealer to make us look … well.. not so tired!  Maybelline Instant Age Rewind  Concealer is my BFF when it comes to ugly dark circles!  It’s inexpensive and gets the job done!  My eyes look brighter and more awake!

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With any concealer make sure you set it with a powder after applying.  This will avoid creasing and keeping it in place all day.  I set mine with the Makeup Forever loose powder which is another one of my absolute favorites which you can read about here > MAKE UP FOR EVER

xoxo The Beauty Bouquet

Bella Eyeshadows

I am a big fan of the brand Milani from the drug store.  I am always impressed by their quality! I have read amazing reviews on their Bella Eyes eyeshadow and decided to give them a try!   I went into CVS and bought the shade “Bella Champagne”.  I figured I would try one to see how I like them.  I picked this shade because it’s a shimmery brown shade that you could wear every day.  I now understand why these eyeshadows have such hype!  Great pigment and a beautiful color selection!

So… I later go into K-Mart and see a clearance basket filled with Milani eyeshadows and a bunch of other products! I literally could not believe my (Bella) eyes! Of course the store was closing in about 15 minutes, so I went crazy searching through what I would consider a dream come true!

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As you can see… I did pretty well under such pressure! I probably looked crazy, but it was worth it!  I got 5 shadows! Two of them were .99 cents and three were $1.99!  The one I had purchased at CVS was $4.49.  I was so excited to be getting these great shadows for so cheap! I refuse to buy them from CVS now knowing I could pay a lot less elsewhere!

The colors I got were :

Bella Pink

Bella Espresso

Bella Charcoal

Bella White

Bella Cafe

So, remember… check clearance ALWAYS!   You never know what fabulous makeup you can find!  Unless I got there first! 😉

Another reason to love the cocoa bean!

Obviously the first reason is chocolate!

Second reason… Cocoa Butter!

Cocoa butter keeps skin moisturized and has natural antioxidants.

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 Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant moisturizer smells good and absorbs into my skin quickly which I love because I hate moisturizers that make me feel greasy.   It also doesn’t irritate my skin at all!

Although this is a great product… I am always interested in finding something better!

Do you have any moisturizers you swear by?!

Spring is around the corner…of the handbag aisle.

Spring is on it’s way and my handbags are ready!

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I found so many great bags from T.J.Maxx that I kinda had to get them all! Each bag was reasonably priced and one was actually on clearance! I never bought any Anne Klein bags before, but girl hooked it up this year!  So many amazing bags!

Have you made the switch to your Spring handbag yet!?

All about that glow

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t have a pretty summer glow!

Milani Baked Bronzer in “Glow” is a gorgeous shade with a light shimmer.  I use this bronzer on my cheek bones only because it works as a highlight as well.  Even though the shimmer is minimal I wouldn’t want it all over my face.  Applying it to your cheek bones adds a nice color and glow without being too much.   I am currently so pale, so this is a great product to give my face a little more color!

Milani is one of my favorite drugstore brands!  Their quality and packaging looks and feels so high end.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

A lot of work goes into applying makeup!  Depending on the look… there can be a lot of steps and products involved. So, we need our makeup to last and last and last!

The Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder REALLY does keep your makeup looking fresh all day!

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I love this powder for many reasons!

  •  It’s an amazing way to set your makeup so it stays in place, but it also gives my skin a softer appearance.
  • Setting your concealer is a must to avoid it from creasing and this powder has never let me down!
  • My shade is Translucent and it never leaves my skin with a white cast.  Also, if I have a picture taken with a flash on it doesn’t white out my face like other powders can do.
  • My skin is dry, but I can have a little shine once in a while.  You will be shine free .. guarenteed!
  • Lightweight and doesn’t irritate my skin.