Products You Need to Keep Your Makeup Brushes in Shape

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When it comes to makeup, as with any art, you need the right tools to achieve the results you want. And when it comes to cosmetics, the right makeup brushes will make all the difference in how your makeup applies, wears and looks. But beauty doesn’t come cheap, and the right brushes can sometimes mean expensive brushes. So if you’re spending tons of cash on makeup brushes, you’ll obviously want to keep them in shape for as long as possible. Here’s all the best tips for cleaning, storing and caring for your makeup brushes so that they last a lifetime.

1. Use a daily brush cleanser after every use.
Even if you’re applying makeup with a clean brush onto a clean face, bacteria can still happen. That’s why it’s important to cleanse your brushes with a daily brush cleaner before and after use—especially if you have…

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My Night Routine

I’ve really wanted to share this with you guys for the longest time but it’s like things just keep popping up and this time I decided to finally just sit back and get personal.

This routine is very simple but it’s worked amazing for me for quite awhile now and I honestly don’t see it changing for a long time. These products are very inexpensive but the best of the drug store abundance for my skin, keep in mind that I am a college student and I’m like literally broke all the time *insert sad laugh here* Lets get started shall we?

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Part 1: The washing of the face

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Am Refreshing Facial Cleanser – $6

Guys you don’t understand how many facial cleansers I’ve tried, like the number is so depressing because I could never find the right one for my skin, that actually worked. So I’ve been using “Am Refreshing Facial Cleanser” for about 6 months now and I’ve definitely been seeing a lot of improvements in my face. The little beads in there really help get the dirt out and make my face a lot smoother. I love it and would definitely recommend it. plus you can’t beat the price of $6

Part 2: The Mask

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Freeman Facial Clay Mask: Avocado & Oatmeal Mask – $5

I love this mask, like words can’t describe my love for this. It truly helps control my oily face and leaves my skin glowing and soft. Some of the other mixes do dry out your skin faster than others so be careful which mix you decide to go with.

Oh gosh I found this photo of me down below in my beauty mask lol please don’t laugh at me.

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Part 4: The Tonning

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Clean & Clear Essential Deep Cleaning Toner – $6

I was never really used to toners, I actually didn’t even know what they were for a very long time. But ever since I started to use this I’ve definitely seen results, my blackheads are starting to disappear, it clears out my acne and it actually cleans takes out my dead skin. When I use this I always feel so refreshed after. Go get yourself some, what are you waiting for?? *Actually don’t leave now, you still need to finish readinf this post* “Insert awkward joke laugh here*

Part 5: Moisturizer 

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Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer – $6 

This is my favorite part because it signifies that I’m done, but in all seriousness this makes my face so soft, smooth and glowy and it sits perfectly underneath my makeup, I love this and I definitely recommend it.

Well guys thats it, What your favorite part of your beauty routine?

Once again thank you so much for reading

xox

Mea

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hey Beauties, I’m officially back. I know I know its been a while but I do sincerely apologize, I’ve been traveling a lot lately and really making the most of my summer and I haven’t gotten the chance to actually blog from any of these locations but I’ve learned so much within these past few weeks and I can’t wait to share with you guys, there’s going to be so much exciting things coming up in these blog so definitely stay tuned.

On to the real business, I’ve been nominated by the amazing and talented Aj, she’s honestly the sweetest person ever so go check out her blog.

https://cuteprettybeauty.wordpress.com/

The Rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination

Questions from AJ

1) What is your most expensive beauty buy and what made you purchase it?

My Mac foundation is by far the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought, lets just say it caused a fortune

2) Online or in store?

This is hard for me because I get lazy and don’t want to drive anywhere so I order online but then going to the store is just so nice lol until it gets frustrating. so I guess I pick online to save myself the hassle.

3) What’s your favourite book?

So far the Divergent series but it changes over time.

4) Last beauty item you bought because you saw it on a blog?

Nyx red lipstick and I love it 🙂

5) Do you tell people ‘IRL’ about your blog?

No I dont

6) Lipstick, lip gloss, lipbalm or lip tint?

Lipstick and Lip Gloss all the way. They make my lips Luscious

7) What’s your favourite animal?

Elephants, no lie. I’m like obsessed with them. I honestly feel like we were seperated at birth.

8) If you could spend the day with any makeup artist or beauty guru who would it be and why?

Michelle Phan and Ellarie. This are just talented women who really empower me to follow my dreams and look beauty at the same time. I would love to just talk with them and pick their brain on everything make and life.

9) Lips or Eyes?

Lips for sure, I love playing with different colors because they just change the whole way your face looks.

10) What country would you most like to visit and why?

Milan for sure, the architecture, the amazing food and lets not forget the fashion. do I need to say more?

I Nominate:

www.enterspree.com

https://thelifeofkristyn.wordpress.com/

https://sarmichell3.wordpress.com/

http://thestylechair.com/

https://francescavenus.wordpress.com/

http://onegirlsobsessions.com/

http://craftylittlecoco.com/

http://sarahheartsbeauty.com/

https://graciabeautyo.wordpress.com/

https://gabbysbeauty.wordpress.com/

Here are my questions:

1. Favorite Makeup Brand?

2. Favorite Cultural food?

3. Favorite place you’ll love to be right now?

4. Who’s your favorite makeup/fashion guru?

5. Favorite Reality Tv Show?

6. Favorite part about blogging?

7. Ultimate dream job?

8. Favorite superhero?

9. Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

10.  What fashion era would you love to live in?

Well guys that’s it, thank you so much for reading this, I love you guys so much.

xox

Mea

#Spring Beauty – 5 Minute Beauty Routine in 6 Easy Steps

#Spring Beauty - 5 Minute Beauty Routine in 6 Easy Steps
Step #1: Moisturizer
My skin becomes very dry when I cleanse so I used this and overnight my face was rehydrated and it was glowing. It is one of the best oils for all skin types. it doesn’t feel greasy, it goes a long way and last forever. It was worth every penny!
Step #2: Foundation
What I use: mac tinted moisturizer (This is all sold out but you can get it in your local outlet mall)
 
I love this product because it acts as a foundation. It’s really light weight and doesn’t cake my face up, most of all it looks really natural.
Step #3: Blush
This Blushes come in 6 sets that is very likely to fit any skin tone out there. It very smooth when applying, blends beautifully and the color literally pops. It’s  such a bright and fun which makes it perfect for the spring. These are perfect when traveling because they’re small, compact, and very convenient.
Step #4: Mascara
What I use: Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

This Mascara Stretches, Lengthens, Volumizes your eye lashes. This wet formula captivates every corner of your lashes and gives you the perfect winged-lash effect.
Step #5: Lipstick
What I use: nyx butter gloss
This is perfect for the spring because it gives you that light glossy color, its not sticky, and it pops out your lips.
Step #6: Perfume
What I use: Anything for bath and body works 🙂
Love love love their scents.
thanks for reading
xox
Mea

FRIDAY BEAUTY UPDATE – Estee Lauder Launches Kendall Jenner as the FACE of Courreges

 Hey Hey Beautiful people of the word press world!!!! Estée Lauder launched a limited-edition makeup line with Courrèges, Which recently resurrected a ‘60s fashion label, and Kendall Jenner has been names the face of this Campaign. It really comes as no surprise since she is the ambassador for Estée Lauder.
Designer André Courrèges’ used  the space age aesthetic as his inspiration for this collection, it is featuring packaging that looks futuristic white and silver like planetary orbs.

In the Video Kendalls mod pink lip and white-accented eyes is paired with a white retro sunglasses and an orange futuristic visor.

 

The Products featured in the collection: 
Hope you guys enjoyed the post. I’ve decided that every Friday I should be doing an update you know, whether its a life update or beauty or even fashion. We’ll see as the time comes.
Enjoy your weekend!
xox
Mea

TAG: Get Your Freak On! 15 Weird Facts

Hey Beautiful! I saw this tag and I’m like, I have to try this. So here we are, read on if you want to see how I get my freak on 😉

Questions
#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

My family calls me “Ma” lol because my name is soo long “It’s Maayuk* I can already hear the thoughts “How do you pronounce that” Its “Ma….ayok” I don’t know if that helps. but yea only my family and best friend call me that. But my initials spell out Mea, so people sometimes call me that do or they’ll call me by my full name.
#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?

When I was a little kid, I was obsessed with touching armpits… yea I know gross. it wasn’t everyone’s though more like my grandma and my aunts cause I was closet to them.
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?

Hmm does water count? Like i honestly can’t swim, so I have a huge phobia for seas and lakes.
#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?

Oh man I love “Little Einstein remix” “Barney and Dora theme song” and also the old Justin Beiber music. I’m I weird? lol
#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

People who are two faced and also liars but that’s basically the same thing. I hate when people just play with others emotions, like its not funny!

I also hate when people don’t realize that their lips need lip gloss or something, they walk around with chapped lips and it drives me insane lol
#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?

Oh man this is embarrassing but when I’m nervous I either want to laugh, fart or poop. Don’t judge me ok! 😛
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

I’ll start on the right side then wake up on the left side. So I guess I’m all over?
#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it’s name?

I still have him. its a big brown teddy bear and I call him Mr Beary Bear “Very original I know -.-”
#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?

Caramel turtle Macchiato when it’s cold and Frappuccino when it’s hott  *Man now I want it*

#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?

“You don’t need makeup. Your beautiful in your natural self” Don’t get me wrong, I do follow this rule but only to a certain extend because there are some days where I feel like I need to wear makeup and I’m starting realize that there’s nothing wrong with that.

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?

I face towards the shower head, why?? is there another way??

#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?

Nahh I’m not cool like that sadly

#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?

Double chocolate cake and Kit Kats. I would live on those if I could.
#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

Either “Cool beans” or “That was off the chain” <—- I got this from my best friends dad, its so funny when he says it though
#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

Shorts and tank tops in the winter and pajama tops and bottoms its it gets cold on summer nights in my house and supper hot on winter nights especially in my room.

I challenge you to get your freak on, leave me a link in the bottom and I’ll love to read what your answers are 🙂

xox

Mea

My Beauty Wishlist

So guys, I’ve been debating on buying a whole new set of beauty essentials this coming months. So why not put together a wishlist. My goal with this is to buy every single item on here and do a review on it.

Foundation

1. Becca ever matte shine proof foundation

  

2.  Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation

  

3. Lancôme Teint Visionniare Foundation

  

Eye Shadow Pallets

1. Naked Urban Decay

Lets be honest here for a second, you have absolutely no idea how long I want this pallete and when I get this, I’ll die of happiness lol ok lets move on 🙂

2. Bobbi Brown Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

3. NARS Eye-Opening Act Inoubliable Coup d’Oeil Eyeshadow Palette

Lip Products

1. Mac Lipstick

2. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve

3. Wet N Wild Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy

     

Thank you guys so much for baring with me, these past few weeks. I’ve been changing up a few things and still trying to figure out my schedule and life (light bulb) I should definitely write a post on that, coming up with a schedule for your daily life. But anyway now I’m back and I’m ready to go far with this because I love blogging and I’m finally starting to feel like I’m part of a community. I’m so glad you’ll are here to share this journey with me.

Tell me what’s on your beauty wishlist in the comments

Thanks again

xox

Mea

Under Construction

Hey guys, So sorry I’ve been absent this past two weeks. I’ve just been struggling trying to find a balance between things that are important in my life and I wanted to take a break. But I quickly realized that blogging was really important to me because I miss sharing creations with you guys. So now I’m back and in full swing.

I’ll be changing up the site, deleting some contents and recreating a couple of things so bare with me you and maybe a new name, but I’m still deciding on that.

Thanks for the patience,

Love you all

xox

Mea