My Favorite Summer Look *MOTD*

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The look I am bout to talk you through is one I have been doing quite often this summer. Though it takes quite a few products when I do it, it doesn’t have to, I just like using things that I have and didn’t want to stick to one palette.  It is super simple to execute and doesn’t take much time at all!

  • First start of with a moisturizer, preferably with an SPF. Then move on to your primer. I used the Too Faced Hangover RX. It is probably my favorite primer, I have 5 samples of it, no idea how.
  • I then went straight to foundation. I am trying to use up this L’oreal True Match foundation in W-1, it is a nice foundation and has SPF. I really wish L’oreal was CF.
  • I then used the Maybelline Master Conceal to highlight my face then used the Maybelline Better Skin to conceal. I also really wish Maybelline was CF..
  • I then set all of that with my Maybelline Fit Me Powder in Translucent.
  • I then spritzed my face with the Mario Badescue facial spray.

 

  • I used the Nars bronzer in “Laguna” to contour and warm up my face. I also wedged it in to my crease.
  • I used my favorite blush, Milani “Luminouso” .
  • I used the Becca pressed and liquid versions. I layered the pressed on top of the liquid. Yes, I know I should have applied the liquid before any powders, but I didn’t decide to use it until last minute.I also highlighted my brow bone and inner corner of my eye with the pressed version.

 

  • I used the Essence Make Me Brow and the brow pencil ( both in blonde) to lightly do my brows. I didn’t want them too heavy for this look.

 

  • I then took the shade “Buck” from the Urban Decay Naked palette on the outer third of my lid and pulled it into my crease.
  • I then took the lightest shade from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette in “Sage” and put it all over my lid.
  • I used the matte cream shade from the Carli Bybel palette to blend it all out.
  • I lined my lower water line with Smash Box’s “Penny Lane” always sharp pencil
  • I used to Benefit They’re Real mascara

 

  • I used the Nude Stix in “Mystic” on my lips.

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That is the look I achieved!

What do you think? What is your go to summer look?

XoXo Manda

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Quad “Sage”

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This was supposed to be a win or waste post. But there was no way I could not start out saying that I am so in love with this quad!!

Just look at it! There are a few different quads, all of which look amazing, but this is the one that caught my eye the most. See them all here.

This is a brand I really love and stand by. I love the fact that such a beautiful, talented person can still be so genuine and down to earth. The Kat Von D products are cruelty free and she is working on phasing out the non-vegan ingredients. The quad I purchased just happens to be vegan.

Aesthetics:

This packaging is right up my alley. It is sturdy, black, and the design is really unique. Even the box it comes in is beautiful. If you look in side there are little stars that look like they are supposed to mimic Kat’s face tattoo, I really like the personal touch. The shade layout itself is to die for. Just look at it! I give this a 10/10.

Product :

Nothing short of amazing. They are creamy, pigmented and truly matte. They are a bit powdery, but they are a soft powder product, so I expected it. These shadows swatch beautifully.

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Not only do they work perfect together, but they work so well with other shadows as well. I can’t seem to quit using it. I have done looks with this palette and colour pop shadows and love it! But, for this post I only used this quad, just so you could really see how great it is.

The Look:

For review purposes I used the shadows as suggested. The shade labeled base was my base, the sage is the definer, and so on.

I love it. I will definitely get my moneys worth with this quad

  • I am wearing Too Faced Better than Sex, Kat Von D Trooper, and Urban Decay Perversion Liner

Perks and samples w/order:

I like sharing my samples, perks, etc. Sephora usually has some nice ones, and when I purchased this I was pretty happy with my extras!

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  • The perfume Alien, I have no idea who this is by and quite honestly, I am not that interested in it. I just like the name.
  • I also picked the Fresh Rose Hydrating Ritual. I have tried some of these other times and like them, might as well try them while they are free.
  • I also got the Josie Maran Moisturizing face Milk.
  • I got 2 100 point perks this time
  • The Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in “Glace”

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Look how pretty it is! Excited to try it out!

  • I then picked the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Primer in Mood Light. Excited to try a primer from a brand I have never tried a primer from.

What is your favorite Kat Von D product? What do I NEED to get? What did you think of this post?

XoXo Manda

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*Makeup Declutter* Liquid/Gel Liners

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I am actually starting to like decluttering. I am not AS anxious as I was at first, and deciding to go cruelty free really has helped me a lot. ALSO I want to announce that sense Josiah and I have moved into a new apartment, we finally got to get Pocket dogs! Rats, we got rats. I use to have rats and loved them to death. I decided too again have rats. I will have a post about them coming soon! Just wanted to share that little tidbit because I am so excited and in love with my 3 little pocket dogs. ❤

Now, on to the declutter. Continue reading “*Makeup Declutter* Liquid/Gel Liners”

Today I thought I’d be a Mermaid. Dramatic Spring/Summer Look!

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Today I decided to do something a little different than I am used to. I do not do many dramatic looks and I hate false lashes. But, I was looking through my collection after work today and saw a really pretty shadow that I had never used. I decided to take a risk and get a little crazy. It isn’t the best, so bare with me!

  • After moisturizing my face I used NYX shadow crayon in “milk” to prime my lids and act as a base.
  • I then reached for my Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette

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  • I used the light gray shade above the black “Lazarus”, as my transition shade in my crease. The black shade “Shax” was used to define my crease and outter V. The white shade “Saleos” I used on my brow bone and inner corner. I then used the deeper gray shade “Liberatus” to soften my crease just a bit. I used the light orange-ish shade “Ludwin” to help blend the sharp lines closer to the inner part of my eye.

Now for the fun part!

  • I grabbed my L’oreal Infallible shadow in the shade “Endless Sea” and put it on the inner two thirds of my lid.
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Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?

  • For my face I used the same products that I always do, I am really trying to just use them up so I can FINALLY use something new!
  • I did how ever get to use a new liquid liner, The Maybelline Master Precise eye pen in “black”. I also used the skinny liner in “black” to line my water line.
  • I then went back in with the L’oreal shadow to add some color under my lash line.
  • For my lips I used the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte lipstick in the shade “Daringly Nude”

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I love how creamy this lipstick is!

Now for the finished look!

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I also put a little braid in my hair, for an extra mermaidy look!

I really hope you enjoyed my attempt! Would you like more colorful or dramatic looks? Let me know!

XoXo Manda