Physicians Formula ~ Bronze Minerals Eye Shadow Quad Review

20150925_145703A couple weeks ago my mom went through her makeup and gave me some of the stuff she wasn’t using. Most of it was really old or pretty poor quality stuff but one of them was this Physicians Formula eye shadow quad. I’m actually not sure where you can get these anymore. I know that she got hers at Ross and they sell them on Amazon and Ebay. If you’re lucky and find one at Ross then they are only about $3.

Price and Packaging:

If you’re lucky and get one of these at Ross then the price is excellent for the product you get. I would pay quite a bit more than $3 for this particular product so paying a regular drugstore price for this is well worth it. The packaging is a bit bulky to account for two different compartments. Both compartments stay closed very well so if you travel with this you don’t have to worry about it opening. The mirror and a brush are in the bottom compartment which keeps the mirror nice and clean but might be a little weird for actually applying the product. The brush is a fairly cheap sponge tip on one side a a small brush on the other. The brush itself is softer than most and I bet if I didn’t have my own makeup brushes I would be able to make it work.

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I’m Back

So it’s been a whole 7 months since my last post on here. I feel really bad that’s it’s been so long but I had a job that was working me upwards of 50 hours a week and I just couldn’t keep up with the posts on here. Basically I took a much needed hiatus but now I’m back.

Quite a lot happened while I was away. I went on vacation, my baby brother got his first job, I got my hair cut (I get compared to Taylor Swift a lot now), and of course I’ve been adding to my makeup collection. I really want to post regularly for you guys and keep to a schedule so for now I’m going to be posting on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Those will be my most free days and that way you get to start and end the weekend with a post and also get a post midweek. We’ll see how long I can keep that up (haha not so great with schedules btu I’m going to try).

I’m going to keep everything mostly beauty related with some extra bits thrown in (I haven’t decided whether I’ll do non-beauty related posts on the scheduled days or whether I’ll add them in on extra days so let me know what you think). I’m going to go back to doing the monthly Ipsy bag unboxing and follow up later in the month. I think instead of a “monthly favorites” I’ll do a summary style post everything for talking about products, items, and events in general from that month. Like before I’ll also have product reviews and hauls. Hopefully I’ll start adding some tutorials or lookbooks as I get a bit more confident in my style and makeup abilities and also get comfortable with posting again.

That’s all I’ve got for today, basically just a long overdue update for you guys and a promise that I’m going to try my absolute best to stick to the schedule and post regularly. I hope you guys are having a fantastic day and I’ll see you guys Sunday.

February Let Downs :/

I really want to start doing favorites every month so I decided to start things off with some of the let downs this month for me. Maybe it will help you decide on whether you should buy something or not. Also, just because I say it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that it will be the same for you, you may love it.

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Makeup Free

So this week I’ve decided to go makeup free. This stems from a few things going on right now. First of all I read a Buzzfeed article about a lady going makeup free for a week and, although I have gone makeup free before, I hardly every leave my house now without at least mascara and under eye concealer. I wanted to give this a try for longer than a day or two. You can read that article here.

I never used to really care much about makeup. My mom never wore any and I don’t have any sisters so I never really had anyone to tell me how to use makeup, that was until I discovered Youtube. After watching some videos I was excited to try new things and see what I thought looked good, it was (and still is) fun. I feel like sometimes though, I start to get a little dependent on makeup. I start to feel not so pretty without it. I point out all my flaws like my under eyes or blemishes instead of really focusing on what makes me unique and beautiful in my own way. So recently I’ve noticed this a lot more than usual and, for me, that means I need a little break from it.

Sometimes my skin gets a little angry. It gets red, dry, oily, full of blemishes, and you name it. I feel like sometimes not only I need a break but my skin does too. I don’t really think it likes being all covered up all the time. I’ve still been cleaning it and moisturizing it for these couple days but there’s been no makeup on it. Honestly it’s already feeling less dry.

Maybe it’s just me but at least a lot of people I know have been pretty down lately for whatever reason, myself included. I know some people really like to focus on makeup and going all out on that when they’re feeling down but I’m kind of the opposite. I guess sometimes I do really want to go all out on makeup if I’m having a bad day or week but really I know that it won’t really help. I’ve kind of decided that without the makeup I can focus a little more on myself I guess, if that makes sense. It also opens up a ton of time in the morning to eat a good breakfast, take a long shower, or just get some extra sleep before school. That little bit of extra time has made me more productive throughout the day.

I’ve got a couple pretty big blemishes on my face so these first couple days have been really weird. I’ve really wanted to cover up the spots and also cover up my dark circles under my eyes. It’s amazing how dependent I’ve gotten on concealer. Honestly though, nobody looks at me or treats me any different. I still get people smiling at me when I walk by and little things like that. My family hasn’t said anything either (if my mom thought I looked bad she would say something). I’m sure some people have thought I look a little tired or something (please don’t tell people they look tired, it makes me feel terrible when people say I look tired) but it really hasn’t made a huge difference in how other see me and treat me, it’s been all about how I see myself.

So how’s your guys’ relationship with makeup? Maybe it would be nice to go makeup free for a while. Hopefully the start to your week has been a good one. It’s going to be a long week for me but Friday is only 3 days away. Always let me know what you think and what you want to see posted next in the comments. Have a great day guys and I’ll see you Thursday. ­čÖé

Covergirl Smoochies Review

So this is kind of a nice product to have in your purse. I have 3 different colors and you can usually get then for around $4 or $5. You get quite a bit of product compared to most lippies out now. These give you some sheer color and are also supposed to moisturize (as they are a lip balm) I actually like these quite a bit. For a lip balm I don’t want anything with too much color, I just want something I can apply easily throughout the day whenever I want.

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