Erin Condren Haul

Hello,

I ordered an Erin Condren Life Planner from erincondren.com THey are currently having a sale on their 2017 planner and they are thirty percent off. I went with the Sugar Skull cover with my name on it.

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It comes with a pen pouch that you can add with a coil clip or leave out. I think I will leave mine out. It came with some misc goodies as well.

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I also got the bag to coordinate. It is made of canvas and retails for 25.00. It is really good quality and size.

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I purchased a couple of dashboards. One for finances and one for meal planning.

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I also picked up some stickers. The sticker book that is edition two and the functional stickers.

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I purchased two additional items the bands to go around the planner and some bookmarks.

Lastly, I wanted the sugar skull tumbler but it was sold out so I got me the hearts one. They are twenty dollars. I didn’t think that was too bad for a tumbler with my name on it.

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Have you ever bought anything from Erin Condren ? If so please share below what you ordered and if you liked it.

Also if you’d like to see it on a video… Here is the haul being shown on youtube. It is a bit shaky as I couldn’t get the tripod to work as I wanted to but you can check it out if you wish. 🙂

I do have a referral link where you can get ten dollars off your first order. If you use it I will get ten dollars as well. I’d appreciate it if you did use it but I also understand if you don’t feel comfortable with that. Otherwise I purchased this all with my own money and my opinions are my own. Thanks!

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2017 Goals

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I know it’s way past New Years and resolution times but I thought I would take a moment to write down my goals for 2017.

  1. To become financially prepared. What I mean by that is I plan ahead for family vacations and bills. I usually live pay check to pay check. This year I would like to start a savings for things I want to do.
  2. To become more organized. I have purchased two planners to make this happen. One for my life and one for my work. I wanted to keep the life one as a keepsake and didn’t want to put daily appointments in it so I plan on having two. I want to track water intake, finances, to do lists, you name it I want to plan it.
  3. To live a life more fulfilled. Last year was not a good year. I want this one to be improved and the only way I am going to make it happen is if I go after it. I have to be proactive and I have already made some choices in that direction.
  4. Lastly, I want to find me again. I have lost myself in work and being a mom that I don’t know who I am at my core. I miss the old me and though I don’t want to be her as I like being wiser some parts of her I would like to get back and infuse with who I am now. I hope that made sense lol

What are your goals for 2017? Please share them with me as I would like to know and interact with all of you.

Walmart Mini Haul

I went to Walmart today and picked up a few things. I wanted to try the True Match Lumi Health Luminous Makeup. It is suppose to be a dupe for the Armani Luminous Silk. I haven’t tried either but after trying the very matte Wet n Wild Photo Ready foundation I thought it would be nice to have a dewy finish foundation. I got it in W3 which ended up being too dark for my winter color. I will have to take it back. I still wanted to share it with you and show the color and finish.

The website describes it as…

“Medium coverage. Skin-improving. Luminous finish.

Finally, makeup that creates skin so healthy – it’s luminous! True Match™ Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup combines 3 powerful ingredients that work to improve your complexion the more you wear them. 40% pure water for all-day hydration. Antioxidants and Vitamins C and E for improved clarity and skin tone. And Liquid Light Technology for an instant, luminous glow. Isn’t it time you met your match?

See the Results:
Instantly: skins illuminated.
In 1 Month: skin is clearer, healthier, more luminous

Finish: Luminous
SPF: 20
Coverage: Lightweight, buildable coverage that lasts up to 8 hours
Skin Type: For all skin types. Safe for sensitive skin.

Available in 15 true-to-skin shades in warms, neutrals, and cools.”

I liked the finish on me but like I said the color was off. It applied easily and left a luminous finish. I will have a picture below with me wearing it with no powder. It was a first impression so I can’t attest to the longevity of the foundation.

Next I bought L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Silky Eyeliner in Plum/Prune. It is creamy and the color was very pigmented. When I used it in the picture below it did seem to skip on my eyes. I will need to play with it some more as it could have been user error. It does smudge for a smoky look then not budge once set.

The website describes it as smudge proof with sixteen hour wear. It comes in six shades. I was not wow’d by this and won’t buy another one.

Next I bought two Real Technique sponges. I have a Beauty Blender that I am not actually fond of but I LOVED using the real technique sponge. I felt it really helped the makeup glide on seemlessly and effortlessly. I will totally repurchase this. I plan on doing a comparison post so look forward to that. 🙂

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Lastly, I needed to purchase my favorite cleanser I was out of. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. I swear by this for removing makeup. I use this to remove it then a different cleanser to double clean the face. It is just how I do it. I plan on doing a skin care routine post in the future as well. It is non greasy and non irritating.

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Here is a picture of the eyeliner and the foundation with a little concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush on. I did not powder the foundation as I wanted you to see the finish.

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As you can see the eyeliner is very vibrant and a beautiful purple color while the foundation is a nice finish (I think anyway) it doesn’t match my neck. I will be getting it in a lighter shade and maybe a more neutral undertone. That is the problem with buying at the drugstore you have to guess what shade you are. Thankfully here in the US with your receipt you can return or exchange it.

Have you tried any of these products do you like them? Do you have any thoughts on the foundation or what I should try next?

Wet N Wild Haul

I recently put in an order in at the wet n wild cosmetics website. There is free shipping for purchasing 35.00 in the US. I purchased a couple of makeup items and mostly their brushes which are very inexpensive but of good quality. I purchased these items myself and the opinions in this review and haul are of my own.

I’ll start with the new foundation Photo Focus Foundation. The website describes it as… “Your skin, only better. Our new high-performing, skin-perfecting foundation underwent major road testing under seven different photo lighting conditions to deliver flawless camera-ready makeup every time. Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.

  • High-performing, breakthrough formula
  • Featuring light-adjusting complex to help prevent white cast in photos
  • Tested under 7 light conditions with and without the use of flash”

– See more at: Here It retails for 5.99

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I purchased Soft Ivory which the bottle said is a light warm shade and Soft Beige which the bottle says is a light-medium warm shade. then there is the colors on my skin and then blended out. Soft Ivory looks like a good match blended out but in the photo I share soon you can tell it sort of washes me out a bit. I ended up mixing the two which I feel is a better color match for me. It is a very matte finish and I didn’t need to powder with it. You can get up to a medium coverage without it looking cakey.

I also got the new highlighter. It’s called the MegaCusion Highlight. THe website states… “Once you try cushion, you will never go back! This soft and bouncy cushion compact is a dream to use. Build your own coverage with the no mess, no-fuss application. The Mega Cushion Highlight, lets you light up your best features exactly how you want, with the added bonus of a fresh and dewy finish.” – See more at: here It retails for 5.99

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It’s a soft sheen that gives a natural look without being glittery at all. I do think if you powder over it with regular powder you lose the sheen quickly.

The rest of the order was brushes. I am obsessed with brushes and I have all different brands. I have a couple wet n wild brand and they are good quality and have a good grip.

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The first picture is of the ten dollar set and the website describes them as… “Wet n Wild’s cruelty-free brush set is perfect for applying your favorite cosmetics with style. Set includes six of our high-quality brushes for the eyes, cheeks, and complexion. SET INCLUDES: (1) Angled Liner Brush, (1) Crease Brush, (1) Small Eyeshadow Brush, (1) Large Concealer Brush, (1) Foundation Brush (1) Blush Brush” – See more at: here

I also purchased five crease brushes, two smoky liner brushes, and two angled liner brushes. They retail for 99 cents a piece. The angled liner and smoky liner are perfect. The crease brush is good but a little on the loose side.

Wet n Wild also had a special running where you got a mystery gift worth fifteen dollars. It was a holiday kit.

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Here is a break down of the products individually.

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So on to what the products look like on the face. The first picture is makeup less. Then with the Soft Ivory and the au natural palette on the eyes and one of the lipsticks then my makeup today where I mixed the two shades together. Which shade do you think looks better?

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Here is an up close of how my pores look with the foundation. I have large pores and it looks flawless I feel. What do you think?

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Have you used any wet n wild products recently if so please share a comment or link in my comments. I’d love to check them out. Have a Blessed Day.

 

Milk Cosmetics/Sephora Goodies

I put in a small order into Sephora. I bought these items with my own money and this review is my own thoughts. First off is the item I purchased to get to free shipping. Don’t you hate it when your only three dollars away and you don’t have anything else you super want or at least nothing that is in stock or fits your budget 🙂

I picked up a Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream. It comes in three shades: Wonderful Magenta, Wonderful Purple, Wonderful Red. I went with the Wonderful Magenta. Here are the pictures.

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I love the color BUT I am forty years old and I am just not sure I can pull it off. I am all down for make up is art and do what you want but I don’t think I would feel comfortable wearing this bright of a color. The formula appeared nice and not too drying. I didn’t put it on my lips though. Even thought it was only five dollars on sale I think I will return it.

Next I purchased Milk cosmetics. I purchased the Milk Makeup Vibes Vibes Vibes kit. It consists of: A free sample of their skin tint foundation…
– 0.11 oz/ 3.11 g Lip + Cheek
– 0.21 oz/ 5.95 g Cooling Water
– 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g Matte Bronzer
– 0.22 oz/ 6.23 g Mini Blur Stick

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The Bronzer is a little on the orange side and the cheek lip tint is a pretty flush color. The blurring stick doesn’t leave a color though it has a tint and the cooling stick is refreshing.

The kit retails for 48.00 dollars. This makes each item twelve dollars plus the bag. I am not sure it is worth it unless you want to try out all the products like I did.

I also got some free samples. Sephora is really great at letting you pick what samples you wanted and I kept with the Milk theme plus two more.

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I did go ahead and swatch all the colors of the foundation.

I felt the samples blended out beautifully. As soon in this picture below. This is the three lightest shades blended together and leaving a dewy hydrated look.

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Here is a before and after of having the foundation on. The samples are small so I mixed the three lightest shades to get enough product.

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As you can see it cancelled out most of the redness but didn’t the pimple I have. It worked well on my dark spots though and gave me an even dewy look to the skin. It retails for 42.00 and you get .7 oz.

That is all for my Sephora Goody… Milk Cosmetics haul. I will play around some more with the Milk products and hopefully tell you how they work and if I feel they are worth getting for the full sizes. Have you tried Milk Makeup and if so did you enjoy it?