Happy Easter!

Hey guys! Happy Easter! 🙂 Today, I’m home alone with the pup and Ben is at work. 😦 Like always haha. I’ve been rather busy in my personal life lately, and I won’t get into it too much, but sorry that I’ve been kind of quiet! So, I just have a couple of mini posts crammed into one, I hope you don’t mind!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few makeup products that I created Spring inspired looks with this week!!

SOOO I’ve been loving the Roller Lash from Benefit Cosmetics lately, especially with my Subversion (UD) Lash Primer! Super quick way to brighten up your eyes. 🙂 Mine, anyway!

Of course the usuals, but I’ve been using the Urban Decay Smoky Palette more and more! A natural smoky eye is one of my favorite looks, and this helps me achieve it sooo well! And my Tarte Lip Paint? TO. DIE. FOR.

Quite honestly, it is BY FAR my favorite liquid lipstick formula! Quick drying (obv), doesn’t smudge, it is light weight and comfortable, AND it hardly wears off with food! AMAZING?!? Like, I feel like most LLs wear easily with foods? Especially more oily ones. But this one hangs pretty well!

ANDDD a little Easter OOTD for you guys! I love this dress soooososososo much, I wish I has more occasions to wear it! I got it at H&M about 2 years ago and have worn it maybe 5 times? Oi. Same with the booties! I got them in December and have worn them ONCE! Gah, I seriously need to stop spending. But we all know that it’s not going to happen AHAH shit.

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Just a little snap I wanted to share. 😉

So, another WISH purchase came in!

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It’s a knock off of a God Saves Queens bikini, but it’s still cute as fuck and it was $2 with $1 shipping. UHM. YES PLEASE? Seriously, how could I pass that up? Now, I got a small, when I should have purchase both small AND medium, because I don’t have a butt, but these bottoms are TINY. The top on the other hand fits perfectly! So ya girl has to start working out and busting her ass to fit into this for summer. LOL. But I seriously love it.

SOME FUN STUFF

So, I’ve been working on some really amazing (to me) content and I CANNOT wait to share it with you guys!! I’m having a lot of fun with this, so I hope you guys will love seeing it! Stay tuned. 😉

xoxo, kikis

 

IPSY GLAM BAG REVIEW! And a Surprise!

YOU GUYSSSSSSSSSSSS I FINALLY GOT MY FIRST IPSY GLAM BAG! I am sooo excited, I’ve already swatched what I could (shown below!) and I just <3_<3 omg!

It’s the cutest bag ever! I’m in love!  In my bag I received:

  • OFRA Cosmetics Rendezvous Blush
  • Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Delish
  • Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow/Highlighter
  • THEORIE Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum (excited to try this!!!)
  • PS Cosmeceutical Infused Nail Lacquer in Southern Sand (putting this on tonight!)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO here are the pretty ones. 😉

And, of course, the swatches (a little difficult to see from the lighting, I’m so sorry!)

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NOW FOR THE SURPRISE!!!

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WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT? IS THAT ALL MY HAIR? No, but that’s the start to my short length. And now that you mention it, I probably shouldn’t have cut it over the sink. Opps.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

Okay, The front looks funky because I didn’t style it correctly (easy fix) BUT I found my way back to a pixie cut after about a year. I got my first one at 17 and now I’m 22, and have cut it short about 6 times? I don’t know why I do, I fucking hate it HAHA. But I needed all of the dead hair gone (thanks to my love of hair bleach), so HOPEFULLY I GROW IT OUT THIS YEAR (I always say that bullshit.. hahahah)

OKAY!!! Those things happened today and I really wanted to share with you guys! ^_^

xoxo, kikis

NEW SKIN CARE! (combo/oily) – Mini (literally) Product Review!!

SOOOO I recently (maybe two/three months ago… oops) got my hands on some samples, and I’ve recently (two weeks.. )started using them all together, to see if my skin would improve! I have combination/oily skin, so I’m pretty scared to put new stuff on my face, but these work SO. WELL. together!

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Now, I’ve already mentioned the Cindy Crawford product before, but these little samples are about to make me burn a huge hole in my pocket.

ITEMS FEATURED:

  • Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford – Crème de Sérum
  • HONEST BEAUTY – Beyond Protected Daily Fluid (No longer sold.. I’m fucking upset about it)
  • First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
  • HONEST BEAUTY – Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser

OKAY OKAY I KNOW, why post about the HB daily fluid if they don’t have it anymore? Well, so you’re at least able to know what it can do for you and find a product that’s probably a lot better (FIRST AID BEAUTY.. AHEM). Sorry, HB. </3 (I only use a couple of drops of it in the morning with MBCC, so not too much of a loss.)

MORNINGS: I just wash my face with my Biore Baking Soda Liquid Pore Cleanser (shown in a previous post.. buy it here!) and moisturize with MB and the daily fluid. The Meaningful Beauty also works as an amazing foundation primer, so that’s a plus, too!

NIGHTS: I remove my make up with coconut oil, and wipe that off with a damp cloth. I wash my face with the HB gel cleanser, pat dry, and apply a pump of the Meaningful Beauty and a small amount of FAB’s hydrating serum.

BEFORE: I would wake up and my face would be sooo oily around my nose/forehead/cheeks/chin. Now, I wake up and my face is just soft and fresh.. THE BEST FEELING. ❤

It really disappoints me that the daily fluid is no longer available to purchase, but honestly, with what it does, you could probably have better results with FAB’s 5 in 1 Face Cream (SPF 30). I’m DEFINITELY going to be picking some up. One of the problems it helps with is dryness, but with combo/oily skin (primarily oily, though) YOU NEED TO MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE. STOP NOT MOISTURIZING YOUR FACE BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’LL GET WORSE. THAT’S MAKING IT WORSE!!!!!! Trust me, I KNOW. BUT!! This product is OIL FREE!!! so you’re in the clear!

*I will be doing a review on it soon, promise. ❤

 

xoxo, kikis

Lip Plumper.. WTF (REVIEW)

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OKAY. So I bought this thing online because it looked similar to CandyLipz, and I wanted big ass Kylie lips. Why? Because I don’t have a fucking top lip HAHA (BLESSSSS LIP LINER).

This thing was like $8? Including shipping, so not bad. Beats $50 no doubt, so if it works MAYBE I could buy the CandyLipz.. but why would I if this works hahah

So, this is what it looks like. It isn’t anything special, just a normal rubber tomato thing. Still fucking weird to me. I guess no different than an apple, sort of. I’m not sure of the other, but the rubber on this one is fairly hard to squeeze at first. It has the little lip placement, pretty simple to figure it out.

It obviously came with it’s own instructions, but my stubborn ass chose to go by the ones online, videos, etc (although they’re almost exactly the same).

I started by drinking water (to keep hydrated.. it felt right) and moisturizing my lips with my rose salve. Nice. I made sure my lips were in the middle of the hole, pushed the tomato in and let it do it’s thing for 2 minutes.. at first. It came out funky to me, so I did it the reversed side to help my top lip out. Oh this fucker hurt haha. BUT my skin is extremely sensitive to pain and other pokes and such (no, it doesn’t poke you). My god did I drool. Everywhere. Even after it told me to not drool into it.

Here are the before/after pictures (sorry, taken on my P.O.S phone). Yes, part of my bottom lip is lopsided HAHA SHUT UP. Assholes. Anyway. The after is so ❤ Just lipstick, no liner!

My lips felt fucking STRAAAAAANNNGGGEEEE oh my god I thought the bottom was gonna fall off hahaha. Towards the end of the night, I got a hickey type mark (normal) but I covered it with makeup. And then my husband saw it the following morning and good lord did I get a LOOK LMAO.

Here are some more:

The one before is a minute or two AFTER the after, and the second is about 4 hours after that.. still full, but not insanely huge.

There’s a rest period of 2 days “required” after the first, most likely to let your lips heal after the traumatic shit you just put them through (for the real one, not this guy), but I may be a stupid ass and try it again after one. Lightly. A little. Sort of. ALRIGHT I’M GONNA DO IT. My lips went down already and I feel as white as my father is. Sorry, Dad.

SOOOO so far I really like this thing, it seems to work as well as the real one. I’m excited to keep using it and keep you guys updated! I’m sure you’ll see in photos, though. 😉

 

xoxo, kikis

Spring Makeup // Fun Stuff

Okay, in honor of Spring, I’ve decided to get up off of my lazy ass and do my makeup. HA. I haven’t done my makeup like this in awhile, so I’m surprised how quickly I got it done.

A bit sloppy, to me, but I liked it. (PLEASE EXCUSE THE FOUNDATION. THE LADY AT ULTA DIDN’T MATCH ME AS WELL AS WE BOTH THOUGHT HAHAH.. but it’s not so noticeable in person with a light face powder)

having fun 😉 (sorry for the phone quality above)

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I did my face/brows as per usual. For my lips I used a dark, dusty rose toned liner and mixed a bright orange and pink lipstick. It created this WONDERFUL shade and I hope to the highest heavens that I can whip this shit up again. FA REAL.

On my lids, I started with a dark magenta/maroon (over a base, of course), and added a darker version of that to the outer corners. (SORRY IF I DON’T KNOW CORRECT “TERMS”.. you know what I’m talking about) In the very middle, I used this BEAUTIFUL pearly colour that blended out so nicely, keeping a pop.

I’m using Tarte liner and Ardell lashes, as well, and you can use the links to go directly to them! ❤ (MY FAVS!)

Pictured below is the overwhelming majority of what I used for this look!

Brands used:

AAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDD of course at the end of the day, you have to take all this shit off or else you’ll break the F out (at least I will).

I don’t have any photos, because my dumbass accidentally deleted them :-), so I’m just going to list what I do/use.

  1. I use organic coconut oil on a cotton pad to remove most of the makeup that I’ve caked on
  2. I wash my face with pretty warm water and Biore’s baking soda face wash. IT. IS. AMAZING. It’s my favorite one at the moment
  3. I pat my face dry, of course, and use the smallest amount of Bio Oil as moisturizer

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MOCKUPS

Okay, So I’ve seen a lot of REALLLLLLYYYYY fantastic mockups on IG, that just look like normal flatlays. I’ve been curious and wanted to try it out myself, so here’s the result (mind you, I did not use my computer while making this.. I’ll include details!).

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So, it isn’t the best because… okay the elephant in the room is that god awful fucking pen. Jesus take the wheel.. please. Other than that (and the fuzzy quality.. moving this from my phone) I really like it! I mean, it’s my first try, and I wasn’t expecting it to be spectacular, but it turned out better than expected.

I actually did this on an app (iPhone, not sure if they have it for Android.. sorry!) called “Over”. I’m on their 7 Day free trial, but the PRO version (how you have access to all of this) runs for $9.99… PER MONTH. They have some amazing tools, so if you edit on your phone a bit, it could be worth it.

On the other hand, if you have Photoshop (like I do) you will have access to these same tools (some not included, as the cutesy quote things that I LOVE). It’s so simple and easy to make a mockup if you’d like a little extra “BAM” in your feed. They are so fun to make your own, too! Like in mine, I’ve included the details to this post, and my blog site “written” with that stupid pen. 😉

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this, and I hope to post some more on mockups within the next week or two.. Can’t wait to mess around with these!

 

xoxo, kikis

So.. Who Am I?

Okay, This is my 3rd post within 24 hours (who fucking cares), and I just wanted to address my last post.

Yes, those are all facts about me, but honestly.. I’ve been kind of holding back with you guys. Who am I? Am I a beauty blogger? Fashion blogger? Lifestyle blogger? Photographer? I post about all of these things, yes..IMG_2390_01

but I’m also a wife, a best friend, a dog mom, a brat, moody as fuck, annoying, sarcastic, and somewhat (okay.. very) vulgar when it comes to my language. I take Baileys in my coffee and shit from no one. I yell a lot, have strange humor, am pretty obnoxious, and I don’t like biting my tongue.

Am I mean? Fuck no. 😉 I have a heart of gold, and put everyone before me. But I’m not about to fake who I am anymore. It’s just not in my nature.

I figure I’m going to keep my readers either way, (maybe some come and go), but why hold back? It’s not.. me. And I want this to be fully me. Take it or leave it, but I’m here to stay.

 

xoxo, kikis

First Product Review, YAY!

Okay, so I FINALLLLLYYY got my hands on this Wet N Wild photofocus pressed powder, and I am IN LOVE. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS.

With my foundation (I switch between Tarte and Too Faced) I usually use a translucent loose powder to set it (by Tarte), along with a matte setting spray (by NYX). After this, I usually have to set my face a few times a day, just because my skin can get pretty oily. Although I have combination skin, this Arizona weather confuses it hahah.

After using THIS product over my face makeup (no loose powder, no setting spray, etc), my face was STILL matte by the end of the day. Keep in mind that it’s already hitting the 90s in this p art of Arizona. GROSS. >_>

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I am VERY iffy about products like this, because I have spent so much money trying to find something that would keep me matte (especially around my nose and my forehead).

This product, I shit you not, is the Holy Grail of pressed powders. Honest to the makeup gods. Best part? It’s $5. That’s less than I spend on a large iced coffee and 2 donuts at Dunkin’. If you have $5 to spare, I highly recommend you try this out. I purchased mine at Walgreens but you can also get it online (with shipping) here! They have an okay range of colors, but I got myself the lightest they had and it works VERY well with my skin, so I’m hoping all shades are blendable! 🙂

On another note, pictured are some of my FAVORITE beauty items for a soft, natural look- a daily wear!

I’d like to do more product reviews! I’m in love with this. Maybe let me know what you guys would like to see reviewed? 🙂 I’d appreciate it!

xoxo, kikis