My New Dress and Eyeshadow Palette!

Hi guys! I hope that your weeks is going better than mine; what is it with Mondays always being the day I find out some bad news?! Anyway, it’s fine, just the joys of life. I’m looking forward to the rest of this week, especially Thursday because I’m getting a HAIRCUT! My hair is soooo long in case you hadn’t noticed, because it’s been 2 1/2 years since I cut it. So if all goes well I’ll share a photo of my new hair here on Friday!

On Wednesday I’ll be posting about the Younique lip stain, and my video will be about that as well. Don’t forget I’ll giving away one of Younique’s lip stains as well, so be sure to check in on Wednesday so you can enter the giveaway! You can read more about the lip stain on Wednesday, but I’ll give you a spoiler: the lip stain is amazing and I really love it!

Remember Friday’s blog post how I shared about the new dress I got? I wore it on Sunday so I got some photos of it. Seriously I loveeee it! So comfortable, stylish, and girly!

 

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OH and important news! To me anyways… I finally got a replacement of my amazing bb cream.

Yeah you probably expected my important news would be more important than that, but I have been using a bb cream that’s not the right color and that looks awful on my skin for weeks, so I am so happy!

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Just above; the NYX bb cream. It’s perfect for me, honestly! It’s moisturizing, so it doesn’t look cakey when it’s on, like the Rimmel bb cream 9-in-one that is also supposed to moisturize but doesn’t… I’m sure it’s great for some people, but it’s awful for my skin. This NYX stuff is the bomb!

When I was trying to find that picture in my camera roll, I remembered these photos I’d taken as well, when I got my BYS Cosmetics eyeshadow palette and was playing around with it!

I am definitely not an expert, but I watch a lot of makeup videos on Instagram and YouTube, so, you know, getting there. 😉 This palette by BYS is called Festival, and it’s filled with bright colors! (Also, all those people who are great at makeup have much nicer cameras for photographing their looks than just an iPhone 6. I guess I have a nice camera too but I’m still figuring out how to take photos of myself with it.) I haven’t tried anything else by BYS (random thought; I have no idea what BYS stands for) but this eyeshadow palette is gorgeous, and everything else in their shop is now on my wishlist, because it’s good quality and affordable. AND PS the lip stain I’m wearing in this photo is by Younique!

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Here’s another look I did the next day, and did you notice I’m finally a bit more comfortable with winged eyeliner? I know I’m still not great at it; but I’m slowly getting it figured out! And this lip stain is also by Younique, so you’ll see this photo again on Wednesday. 😉

Next is not my best, but I figured, why not share it since I spent ages doing it and took it off right after taking these photos which turned out awful since it was dark outside…

For this I used my ELF eyeshadow palette, which I hardly use because I find that *I whisper* it’s terrible to blend. It was still fun making this look though, so I’ll keep it around cause I hate throwing things away that I might someday use… ha ha. (No I’m not a hoarder; I’ve watched the tv show and that is enough to keep my hoarding tendencies at a sane level)

I often scroll through the Instagram explore feed watching makeup tutorials, so I can’t really name any specific account that I follow there. However, my favorite YouTubers are Denitslava and Kristin Johns. Kristin’s channel is vlogs as well, so not just makeup, but her makeup is great and she is super sweet!

Here is Kristin’s channel, and here is Denitslava’s.

Are you into makeup? I have to say, I only started learning makeup about three years ago, and a lot of learning (for me anyways) is trial and error… sometimes I wish I started wearing makeup at like 13 so I got the embarrassing I-don’t-have-a-clue-what-I’m-doing stage out of the way while everything else embarrassed me too. Well, it is what it is, but here’s my tip for learning makeup: practice, and be patient. And watch lots of tutorials online 😉

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