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The Beauty Community Tag

Hey All!

I came across this Beauty Community Tag and thought I had some value add, so here it is. I will also list the questions for you so you can join the fun, hope you are ready for a rant! If you do the video or have done it I would love to watch so please feel free to leave the link in the comment section 🙂

1. What are your favorite videos to watch?

2. What are your favorite videos to film?

3.What are your least favorite videos to watch?

4. What is your favorite part of the beauty community?

5. What is your least favorite part of the beauty community?

6. What motivated you to start your channel?

7. Who most inspires you on Youtube?

8. Number 1 thing you would change about the Youtube beauty community?

9. Number 1 advice for other creators/new people starting out a channel?

10. What do you love about YouTube as a whole?

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Products I will Always Repurchase

There are always those products that you consistently reach for. Even me, who moves through my collection like a river over a waterfall. I don’t stick to one product for long, my palettes look brand new, because they are each used as much as another, and for the most part I don’t even dip into the same spot in the pan.

There are however a few holy grail products, that I will repurchase time and time again and hold a dear place in my heart, and I will always reach for them.

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Walmart $3.99

It looks cheap because it is, BUT it’s amazing, and I am on my 3rd of 4th. This is a brush tip and a wet formula, and doesn’t operate like a pen. The brush isn’t stiff, but doesn’t fray and can give a thick or thin line depending on the style you want and the way the brush is angled. Do I think this is a good product for someone trying to learn how to do a wing for the first time? Probably not because it is VERY black and intense, but if you have mastered the art of the pen, save yourself $15 from buying the tattoo liner ( Which don’t get me wrong, is also great) and buy this instead. There is no transfer and it stays on forever. For those of you with dogs, it can withstand a million puppy kisses too. Trust me, my guys have tried.

downloadYSL The Shock Mascara

Sephora $29

Yeah I know, pretty steep contrast to Mr. Eyeliner up there, but I swear it’s worth it. I have recommended this to countless people and most believe it is worth the splurge. I open it and let it sit for a week or two, (not open, but unsealed from the factory) to let it dry just a bit. I prefer a dryer formula so I do this periodically to make products work better for me. No flaking, No clumping, just big volumized lashes, that at the end of the day come off with minimal effort.

Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm download

Sephora $38

This product came as a surprise to me when I received it as a deluxe sample, which I promptly used and went and repurchased the full size. This is a solid makeup remover. I know right? You are all like what? Wouldn’t that hurt? No people it doesn’t. Think coconut oil (Which is also a great beauty tool for removing makeup, making hair shiny, and adding a little coconut flavour to zucchini noodles.) This cleanser breaks down your makeup, and then all you need to do is wash it off with warm water and a face cloth, and then carry on with your regular skin care routine. I also have a penchant for the Boscia  Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil.

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Walmart $20

Seems steep for walmart doesn’t it? Until you realize this tub is as big as my head, and really works wonders for not only your face but for your body as well. I appreciate its ability to last forever, and be a multi use product. I am on my second tub, and it’s worth it. Just like you.

Ladownload.jpgura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $47

This is something that almost annoys me. I can’t find any powder that is this good. I keep looking for the Airspun powder that you can get at Walmart in the states to replace it, but its just not working out for me. That being said I am on my 3rd round of this powder, because it’s so damn good I keep shelling out the big bucks for it. Although bitter about it, I still do it.

download.jpgNYX Pore Filling Primer

Shoppers $14.99

I wish this was just a teeny bit cheaper, but it’s still my favourite pore filling primer that doesn’t pill up on my skin. I press this into the places on my face where my pores are more prominent, and use the Hangover RX from Too Faced on the rest of my skin. This covers both my dry skin and my large pores with minimal effort.

Thanks for coming by today, what products to you find yourself repurchasing over and over?

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Lipstick Collection & Declutter

Guys, I finally got up the balls to do a REAL declutter, I had no idea how far down the rabbit hole I had gotten with my lip products, I was almost hitting 300, who could use this much? Not me obviously, especially since I didn’t even like half of them.

I recorded my collection and my declutter, and to be honest, it was fairly savage, with almost half of the collection gone in the end. Some old and expired, some I don’t like, or have terrible formulas. This seems wasteful, but many were also sent in PR, so I try not to feel too bad. It’s a great video to leave on in the background if nothing 🙂

Thanks so much for watching/reading, and feel free to leave your links below.

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Anti Haul 2018 #1

There is so many things about me that have changed since I started this blog. The main one being having to buy every single new product that came out. Three years ago it was about quantity not quality. It was about tools and not technique. I spent some time in the beauty community last night looking at some very talented people’s work and lets be real here, I am just not on that level. 3 years ago, that would have been very discouraging to me, and now I just accept it. There are many more facets to me than makeup. Now I will buy products to review, that are different, something that hasn’t been done, and isn’t duplicated 30 times over.

This being said, welcome to my first anti-haul of 2018. (Not to be confused with Auntie Haul (When your Aunt buys you presents.)

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Shop My Stash Week 1

Shop my stash has become fairly important to me, for those of you that don’t know what the premise of this is… It’s basically a way to realize if you actually like something that is sitting in your collection, or if you only keep it there because it feels nice to have a pile of make up that IF toppled could kill a small village.

These are the products I chose for last week with a quick explanation of how I feel about them, and if they are stash or trash.

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The Packaging Tag

There is always those products we love to hate, where we wish we could peel out the product and put it somewhere better. It must be the case, or else why would we have such crazy experiences in de-potting.

I took a shot at some of the worst packaging that we might come across. Hope you like the video!

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Small Makeup Declutter..

I have to do this in baby steps but I do know this is something that needs to be done. At the beginning of the year I sat down and started pulling out some items from my collection that I KNOW I don’t use. It’s been well over a year, or they are just products that I know don’t work for me, and never will.

I do intend to keep up with weekly “Use it or lose it baskets” Which will be products I pull from collection to use during that week/two week period, and if they are still not used I will declutter them. There will also be some videos coming of bigger purges as well I am sure.

So to start.. here is what I have done so far.

Drugstore Eyeshadows 

I see a lot of products here, that I bought when they were on sale, or bought strictly to review knowing they weren’t really for me. Carry on for a more detailed breakdown of what and why these products are here.  Continue reading “Small Makeup Declutter..”