I Opened an Etsy Shop!

Hey Beauties today I have some exciting news!! I have recently opened my own Etsy Shop!!

You may not know this but apart from makeup I really enjoy painting with watercolor so I have decided to sell my pieces on Etsy. Instead of actually shipping a physical product, all my art pieces will be downloadable so you can print them at home or at a printing shop as many times as you would like! I currently have one piece up but I plan on listing other pieces later this week. My current piece is below:

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Perfect to hang above your bed or anywhere in your room for cute decor that expresses the difficult challenge of getting up in the morning haha!

I would be so grateful and would love for you all to take a look at my shop! Thank you beauties so much for reading! Any comments are welcomed!

Check out my shop ~> LilDesignsbyLucia

Love L

xoxo

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Wet n Wild Highlighter!

Hey Beauties today’s post will be my thoughts on Wet n Wild’s Highlighter in the shade Precious Petals! I recently purchased this highlighter mid May after hearing lots of great reviews from other YouTubers and bloggers. Looking for a good drugstore highlighter I decided to buy it and let me tell you all that I definitely do not regret it!

First of all this highlighter is only… *drumroll please* …$4.99!!!!! Isn’t that WILD! (oh how I love puns) So that was obviously a deal breaker that I had to get my hands on this product. I was excited to try it out for myself and I mean if it didn’t work out for me, at the end I would only be losing $5 versus other high end products that can cost over $30 but don’t meet up to their expectations. As soon as I swatched it on my hand I fell in love. It has a rose gold tint to it, which would be flattering on all skin tones. Precious Petals looks lovely across the cheek bones, temple, and cupid’s bone, as well as in the inner corner of the eye for a pop of shine. For a more natural glow, just a thin layer can be applied but the powder can definitely be built up or used with setting spray for a glow that can be seen from the heavens. I’ve never tried it myself but I’m sure this shade would also look great on top of an eye look as a shimmer!

This MegaGlo Highlighter can be purchased on Wet n Wild’s Website here and also at Walgreens and Rite Aid in store! Below is its description as stated by Wet n Wild..

“Shimmer and shine in all the right places. Back by popular demand, our sold out highlighting powder is here to stay! A fan favorite thanks to its ultra-pearly finish and easy-to-blend formula, it looks amazing on top of cheekbones, around the eyes or anywhere you apply it.”

So all in all, I honesty have no cons about this highlighter. If you’re looking for a great drugstore highlight this is the way to go. Whether you use a fan brush, highlight brush, or any other fluffy brush, the application is smooth and will leave you looking like a glowing goddess. The slim packaging makes it easy to slip into your makeup bag or purse for touch ups on the go!

Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve convinced you all to try this product out! Any and all feedback is welcomed! ❤

Love L

xoxo

Miracle Diamond Sponge!

Hey Beauties! Today I will be sharing all my thoughts and tips on Real Techniques’ Miracle Diamond Sponge! I first heard of this makeup sponge through a beauty YouTuber and I’m honestly surprised how little this sponge has been hyped up and how little I’ve heard about it. If I’m being honest, before purchasing this product the only makeup sponges I had were some inexpensive ones from Marshall’s. Continue reading “Miracle Diamond Sponge!”

How I clean my brushes + DIY Drying Rack!

Hey Beauties it’s Lucia! In today’s post I will be showing you all how I wash my makeup brushes plus an easy DIY method for drying your brushes at the end! It’s recommended to wash your makeup brushes at least once a month but being the lazy person I am, its most likely been a little more than a month. Keeping your brushes clean will however ensure a smooth and flawless makeup application so it’s an important routine to do often. Below is the method I personally find best for washing my brushes… Continue reading “How I clean my brushes + DIY Drying Rack!”

DIY Fall Body Scrub!

Hey Beauties! Since I love fall and I love body scrubs I thought, why not mix the two together! Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for a DIY Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub. Last week I was reading last month’s Seventeen Magazine and I came upon this recipe.  And since not everyone reads this magazine I thought I’d share it with all of you! Continue reading “DIY Fall Body Scrub!”

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24Hr Foundation

Hey Beauties! After wanting to try L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Matte 24Hr Foundation for a very long time, I finally purchased it and today I’m going to share my thoughts about it with all of you!

I purchased this foundation from Bed Bath & Beyond and it retailed for $11.99, but I know it can be found at pretty much any drugstore, including ULTA. I bought the foundation in the shade Golden Beige and it turned out to match my skin tone very well. Below I listed all the pros and cons that I have found while using it!

Pros:

  1. It has GREAT coverage. The product states to give medium coverage and I definitely agree with that statement. In certain areas of my face I have red areas because of acne and this foundation did a great job at concealing the majority of it!
  2. Although this foundation claims to be demi-matte, it does not give your face a flat appearance. For me it made my face look smooth and matte, while still giving me a natural glow.
  3. This foundation makes your face look super smooth and flawless.
  4. Despite  the medium coverage, it feels light and comfortable on the skin.
  5. After wearing it for a whole day while walking all over Santa Monica, my face hardly looked greasy. The coverage and finish lasted the whole day!

Cons: 

  1. My one and only con would be that if you don’t moisturize your face properly, the foundation can make your face look a bit dry.

Now onto how I use this foundation! I first moisturize my face with my Aveeno face lotion.

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Over my moisturizer I prime my face with Bare Mineral’s Prime Time Face Primer.

 

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Then I apply the foundation with my Bh Cosmetics duo stipling brush from my 36 pc Ultimate Brush Set.

For any stubborn pimples or acne spots I use Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer and blend it out with a makeup sponge.

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Lastly I set the foundation lightly with my Better Skin Face Powder by Maybelline with a fluffy powder brush also from Bh Cosmetics.

 

That concludes my thoughts about the Pro-Matte Foundation! I hope you all enjoyed reading my post and be sure to share your thoughts about this foundation if any of you have tried it! I would love to hear all of your feedback!

Love you beauties xoxo

P.S. Can you tell I’m getting into the fall spirit 😀

 

Real Neat Blog Award!

Hey beauties! Charmedwench was nice enough to nominate me for the Real Neat Blog Award. I’m so happy and grateful that she enjoys reading my blog and has chosen me out of a sea of talented bloggers. This award is great to recognize others hard work and dedication so make sure to check Charmedwench’s blog out! (: Continue reading “Real Neat Blog Award!”

Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Powder

Hey beauties! I’m back to write after what seems like forever and I’ve missed you all so much. I’m sorry it’s been so long but I hope you enjoy my post today 🙂

About three weeks ago I purchased Maybelline’s Super Stay Better Skin Powder and I’ve been using it for my everyday face powder. Since I’ve been using this product for some time I hope to share my thoughts and review on it below! Continue reading “Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Powder”