Been Behaving Myself (when it comes to Crown Brush)

It’s common knowledge that I am always tempted to order from Crown Brush when featured on HauteLook. I have seriously been making the effort to order items I actually need. The brush sets always catch my attention though.

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Here is a previous Crown Brush Order I placed on HauteLook.

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I needed more of the HD Effect Foundation Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer. The foundation primer does help the foundation go on more smoothly and last longer. The under eye primer minimizes fine lines. My under eye concealer doesn’t crease either.

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HauteLook Crown Order6.jpgI have used the Make-up Brush Cleaner in the past. It left my brushes cleansed and conditioned. I bought a bigger bottle this time around.

HauteLook Crown Order3.jpgI ordered the Professional Makeup Wipes just to try out.

By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook. I wonder if my youngest Naomi needs anything. ūüėČ

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to touch base with you all. The past couple of months have been really busy for me. A lot of my time was spent with my youngest as her final year of high school came to a close. Between college visits and her high school musical, life got pretty hectic. In the meantime I have some catching up to do.

Speaking of school, Naomi was awarded the Green Garner Scholarship. #proudmommy

Naomi Scholarship

Catching up starts now with the April’s Birchbox and ipsy Bag I never posted.

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Contents of my April Birchbox are:

  • Au Naturale Mini Face Palette
  • amika Silken up Dry Conditioner
  • (MALIN + GOETZ) grapefruit face cleanser
  • rms beauty the ultimate makeup remover wipes
  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

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April Birchbox Swatch.jpg Au Naturale Mini Face Palette

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The contents of my April ipsy Bag are:

  • Luxie Beauty Dream Catcher Highlighter Brush 522
  • pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask
  • Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet
  • City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio
  • Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip cr√®me in Wonder

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April ipsy Swatch.jpg Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet

April ipsy Swatch 2 Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip crème in Wonder

April ipsy Swatch 3.jpg City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio

I Bought Crown Brush for My Youngest

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It’s safe to say Crown Brush has a new fan. My youngest Naomi was already familiar with Crown Brush. She has used several of mine. I bough the 12 Piece Pro Brush Set from HauteLook as a belated birthday gift. She also needed a pencil sharpener.

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I could barely get close enough to take pictures. LOL! The set includes the most commonly used makeup brushes and fits nicely into her purse. The 12 Piece Pro Brush Set is a great starter set for beginners.

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Looks like I’ll have to place another order the next time Crown Brush is on HauteLook. Naomi is extremely happy with this purchase.

March 2016 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my March ipsy Bag are:

  • Aphrodite Skin Care Replenishing Eye Cream
  • NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Mystic
  • ModelCo LIP LACQUER Lip Gloss¬†in Socialite
  • Me me me Loose Powder Brush
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy

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March ipsy Swatch.jpg ModelCo LIP LACQUER Lip Gloss in Socialite

March ipsy Swatch 2.jpg NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Mystic

March ipsy Swatch 3 Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy

March 2016 Birchbox

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The contents of my March Birchbox are:

  • Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo
  • Number 4 Hydrating Condition
  • JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851 Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
  • Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette
  • Blocki this grand affair

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March Birchbox Swatch.jpg Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette

 

February 2016 Birchbox

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The contents of my February Birchbox are:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Strumpet
  • ARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint
  • PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Detangling Leave-In Conditioner
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter
  • Whish Renewing Mud Mask

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February Birchbox Swatch.jpgARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint

February Birchbox Swatch2.jpg Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar РStrumpet

February 2016 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my February ipsy Bag are:

  • Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221
  • Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment – Sierra Nevada
  • OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Curling Butter
  • Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream
  • Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil

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February ipsy Swatch.jpgNaked Cosmetics Mica Pigment – Sierra Nevada

Mardi Gras Inspired Tutorial 2016 Edition

This year Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is Tuesday, February 9, 2016. I had fun using the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 for this tutorial. ūüôā

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Eyes

Mardi Gras Gold.jpgGold Leaf – lid

Mardi Gras Green.jpgBlack Ivy – outer v

Mardi Gras Purple.jpgPurple – crease

Mardi Gras Sorbet.jpgSorbet – blending color

Mardi Gras Custard.jpgCustard – brow bone

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Mardi Gras Purple Liner

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  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Junkie
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Empire
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

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  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Cheeks and Lips

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Mardi Gras Lips

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  • MAC Blush – Loverush
  • MAC Lipstick – Hang-Up

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

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Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Carolina Panthers

I remember when the Carolina Panthers first joined the NFL as an expansion team. The Panthers are making their second Super Bowl appearance this time around. Their first was Super Bowl XXXVIII. The team colors for the Carolina Panthers are blue, black, and Silver.

Panthers FaceEyes

Panthers Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Gunmetal – first half of the lid
  • Blue Quartz – second half of the lid
  • Black – outer v
  • Saddle – crease
  • Prosecco – brow bone

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  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper and lower lash line and lower waterline) – Zero
  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour, Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

Cheeks and Lips

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  • NYX Blush – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Touchable Taupe

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Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Denver Broncos

Today February 7, 2016 is Super Bowl Sunday. I must say this has been a very interesting NFL season. The Denver Broncos suffered an embarrassing defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. This should be an interesting game against the Carolina Panthers. The Denver Broncos team colors are navy blue and orange.

Broncos FaceEyes

Broncos Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Tangerine – lid
  • Saddle – crease
  • Melon – brow bone

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  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line) – Navy
  • MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

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  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

Cheeks and Lips

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  • NARS Blush – Taj Mahal
  • Be a Bombshell Lip Gloss – Summer Lovin’

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