Happy Easter!

Hey guys! Happy Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I’m home alone with the pup and Ben is at work. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 oilyย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 โค 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

xoxo, kikis

SUNDAY FUNDAY.. sort of

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My morning started at 4:15AM, when I decided to finally get out of bed and cook lunch for Ben, since he’s on a 12 hour day schedule now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So my mornings will be starting at 4AM, groaning at my annoying ass alarm and regretting my choice to go to sleep at midnight.. HEY, SOUNDS LIKE FUCKING COLLEGE ALL OVER AGAIN. I hated college. ANYWAY.

I’m kind of just gonna talk out of my ass for this post, because the time I spent planning it today was interrupted by my love of procrastination and coffee. And more coffee. And fangirling because I was retweeted by my favorite YouTuber. Nice.

FOLLOW UP: Okay, last week I got a waist trainer in the mail. Nice, right? So, After the 3rd day it became more comfortable, which was a plus. This thing is a nightmare, though, as amazing as it is. IT STOPS ME FROM OVER EATING. Like… excuse you I want to stuff my face with these tacos right now. >_> BUT. Because of that, I’ve managed to go from 131.1 to 126.4 this morning. Not bad, not bad. I’ve also had 3/4 inch taken off of my waist, but that may just be coincidental? Either way, pretty awesome. And I got this thing for under $7 (that includes shipping). So.. cool. Hhaha if you guys want one you can get it here. I get a lot of jewelry from this website, just because it’s cute and cheap. It takes awhile to come in (about 2 weeks) but it’s cheap and pretty decent quality, depending on what you purchase.

HANGOVER CURE (for your FACE) // PLAYING WITH COLORS

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Alright, Friday night your girl got pretty lit. Of course, my face paid for it yesterday. FOR HANGOVER FACESSSSS my holy grail products are:

  • Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
  • Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
  • Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford Creme De Serum (SO. MOISTURIZING)
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • iT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
  • COVER FX Custom Cover Drops (Mix with primer.. yessss)
  • NYX Control Freak
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara
  • Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer
  • Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
  • Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick (Kitty Purry)
  • NYX Liquid Suede (Sandstorm)

These items will make your face feel brand new after a night of dehydration, if you’re picking up what I’m putting down. (WOW that was lame I’m so sorry I)

SPRING LIPS

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(Excuse the phone quality..but not the filter. I like that shit)

For this look, all I did was use a nude lip liner (NYX SUEDE), Katy Kat Matte in Cosmo Kitty and Milani Matte Color Statement in Catwalk Pink (I love the cat theme here.. sassy). It was pretty easy to blend the edges, I just used the Good Karma Multi-Tasker brush from Urban Decay, and some lip action. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fuck I’m so lame.

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Of course, on my favorite blanket. โค

ON ANOTHER NOTE

I’ve beenprimarily becoming a beauty blogger? Not sure if I’m into that, so I’ll start venturing out of my apartment more, like I used to. But, for now, photography and beauty/fashion.. which isn’t a bad thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do try including things from my day to day life on my Instagram, though.. but still kinda the same HAHA.

Anyway

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ (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! โค (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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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 lastย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 photofocusย 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)ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d appreciate it!

xoxo, kikis

Sick Days and Dupes

First, happy Wednesday you amazing souls! Unfortunately, my Wednesday hasn’t been so happy. I woke up grumpy and sick before my husband left to play golf, again when the dogs started barking, and a THIRD EFFING TIME when my husband finally came home. I can’t stand being sick, this no energy thing sucks ass. I can’t deal LOL. HOPEFULLY your day is going better than mine has been. ๐Ÿ˜‰

SECOND! I wanted to post an OOTD yesterday with a cute cactus background (because AZ = DESERT.. weird, right?) but my genius ass left my SD card in the laptop. ๐Ÿ™‚ SO! Here’s a quick shot from last night, minus my favorite dirty white tennis shoes from Target (that were on clearance for $4 plus my employee discount at the time + red card.. go me).ย IMG_2146Super simple, but I loved it. ESPECIALLY since I can wear shorts without freezing now (my legs are in DESPERATE need of a tan).

FOR TODAY’S POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wow okay, that can stop now), I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite dupes! Now, they aren’t SUUUPER EXACT, but they’re close enough if you don’t want to spend over $8, like me.. sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_2150

(FT MY FIRST AND FAVORITE TATTOO. No, it isn’t for a trend, it’s religion. But I’m not getting into that right now.)

With the colors, I’ve included names and pricing on them. The high ends can be purchased at Ulta, as well as the cheaper dupes (Or Target, if you’re wanting to randomly leave spending well over $300).

I’m absolutely in love with these colors, and will wear them no matter what season it is (I don’t do seasoned fashion…. GOOOOOODDBDDBDBBBYE).

I hope you guys enjoyed this! I’m going on an adventure with the hubby tomorrow, so I’ll be uploading in between posts! See you soon. โค

 

xoxo – kikis