April Beauty Favorites

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Hey lovelies,

Another month, another favorites video. This month I had quite a few new products to talk about. For anyone curious, I did not include the Shaaanxo palette because I still want to play around with it a few more times before calling it a “favorite.” The Kat Von D quad made it because it’s one of the cutest palettes I’ve ordered in awhile, and the green in it really did knock my socks off. I have a look using it on my Instagram if anyone’s interested in seeing what I mean.

Random favorite of the month: anyone else catch my face in Shaaanxo’s April Favorites video at about 7:23? Someone on Facebook tagged me to let me know, and I was at my parents house and almost threw my phone across the room I was so excited. I’m dramatic, I know, but it really was an awesome moment for me considering Shannon is one of my favorite “big” beauty bloggers.

I also give a small pregnancy update in this video at the beginning for anyone that likes to keep up with my life outside of makeup. I hope you all enjoy it! I know it’s lengthy, and I’m going to work on cutting my favorites back down quite a bit. I don’t even realize I’m gushing about a product until I’m editing.

 

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you want a chance to enter my 4k giveaway! Rules are on the post, and it ends Tuesday the 10th at 5 pm est. It’s not a huge giveaway, but I do want to show my appreciation for all the of the love and kindness I am continually shown by all of you.

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Wet n Wild Haul + Mini Reviews

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Today I posted a new video on my youtube channel! I wanted to do an overall haul of all the new Wet n Wild goodies that have been popping up everywhere and give mini reviews on some of the things I have already tried out. Wet n Wild has reformulated some things, and has just expanded their brand in general. Actually, drugstore makeup in general is expanding, which is awesome! It means more affordable options for everyone.

I hope you all enjoy this video! If you’re already subscribed to my channel, please do so if you want to! Oh, and here’s the swatches of the Au Natural palettes that can be found at Walmart:

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This one is the Bare Necessities palette

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This one is Nude Awakening, my personal favorite.

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New at the Drugstore! (Haul)

Hey Beauties,

I don’t think I have done a chatty little haul blog post in a very long time. 2015 is over and 2016 is here…and it bears gifts. Makeup gifts. Lots of makeup gifts. It’s a good thing my resolution wasn’t to not buy makeup, because I would’ve failed before New Year’s.

It’s no secret that I love drugstore makeup. As much as I love a great high end palette, I love sharing more affordable options with you all and I like to have them handy in my own collection for personal use and tutorials. There are a few brands that always get me though, and Wet n Wild and Milani are two of them. I always love browsing around different stores for their newest collections.

It’s rare that I am disappointed with the quality of their products. So, when I found an almost untouched display of new products from both their brands, I jumped at the chance to pick a few (a lot) things up.

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First, I’ll talk about some new Milani products.

Basic Neutral Eye Palette $10– At first, I thought this palette was pricey, but then I saw that pretty gold packaging and considered the fact that Loreal sells palettes for $16-20 and figured it was worth it. This is just a standard neutral palette, but there were 3 palettes on the display. I grabbed this one to test them out and see how I like them. I’ve swatched a few of these shades and I really love the dark brown shade and the shimmery one. A few of Milani’s eye products have been major misses lately, so I’m hoping this one will redeem how I feel about their shadows.

Primer Perfection Hydrating Primer $10– I picked this up out of pure curiosity. I have super dry skin in the Winter, and I’m curious as to how a primer can be both hydrating, oil free, and a pore minimizer. I will definitely be talking about this in an upcoming video!

Rose Hip Oil Lip Treatment $8– This was another purchase that I felt was kind of pricey for a drugstore product, but considering the price of competing lip treatments, this was a steal. I’ve already been using this, and I love the smell. I’m not too fond of the huge ass applicator, but the product itself is very moisturizing and if I apply it before bed I wake up with my lips not feeling dried out. It’s also not too thick like true lip masks can be, and feels more like a silky lip oil.

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Okay, the Wet n Wild displays were what I went ham on. I love me some Wet n Wild products. They were also on sale at Walgreens and there were little coupons in places, so double score. Nothing makes me happier than an already affordable brand being on sale.

Brushes 99 cents-2.99– I have been wanting these brushes for SO LONG. They are so freakin’ cute. They were also way cheaper than I expected. Now, these are obviously going to look way cuter than they feel and they do feel a bit plasticy, but the brushes themselves are super soft. I have used the powder brush a few times to put loose powder under my eyes, and it does a great job at being super gentle in that area! The eye brush is awesome as well, and will set you back a whole dollar.

Brow Mascara $5– I actually needed a new brow mascara since my beloved Nyx one was drying out. I’ve used this one a few times, and I honestly may like this more than my Nyx one. The wand on this is slanted so it’s easier to apply it to your brows. This is also a few dollars cheaper than my Nyx one!

Max Fanatic Cat Eye Mascara– Remember when I reviewed that other Max something or another mascara and hated it? I really hope this one is better and I don’t hate it. I need a cruelty free mascara option that isn’t $23 like my all time favorite Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara.

Glow Shimmer Strips ThingI never know what these things are called. This I picked up because it reminded me of the popular Ofra Cosmetics highlighting brush strips. But these aren’t $30, they’re $4.99. This has so much product, and the light pink highlight in this looks a lot like the one I love so much from my limited edition Fair Trade Coffee trio from last Summer.

Lash O Matic Fiber Mascara $8– I bought this out of pure impulse. Most days I wear natural looking false lashes, but I’m wanting to see if this will be any good. I will probably end up doing a first impression video on this product. The Physicians Formula one didn’t “wow” me because the fibers got EVERYWHERE. Honestly, now that I know how to out lashes on properly, it takes me less time to put them on than trying to put 3 million coats of mascara on my wimpy lashes.

I also picked up the new setting spray a few weeks back, but it’s not in the photos. I’ve been using it, and I will say there’s not a lot of product in it. It is nice to have a cruelty free and affordable drugstore option though. Even though the setting spray didn’t blow my mind, it’s still nice and worth looking into!

Well, that’s everything I picked up in this mini drugstore haul. I have a huge Ulta haul on the way, but I’ll probably film that and add my Christmas makeup presents in it as well. So, if you’re interested in that, make sure you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel!

I hope you all enjoyed this little haul post! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

 

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Shop My Stash: Wet n Wild Megalast Lipsticks

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Hey beauties!

I haven’t done a shop my stash piece in a while, and someone on my instagram suggested that I post swatches of all my Megalast Lipstick collection! I loved the idea, so here I am today.

Honestly, if you follow me anywhere it’s no secret that I love this lipstick formula. It’s the one that I suggest to everyone that’s wanting to explore lipstick for the first time or wants to try vampy shades or reds.

Why? They don’t break the bank. These are $1.99 at most drugstores, and they go on sale often at places like CVS and Walgreens. I find these BOGO 50% off very often! A few years ago, I was laid off from my job and I was not in the best financial situation. These lipsticks became a bit of a treat for me. I would wait for a coupon and stack it with a sale and get these for free or close to free.

So, this particular line of lipsticks has a bit of nostalgic value to me as well. A reminder that even when you’re low, a little bit of pretty lipstick can brighten your day. Well, it did for me.

Anyway, there’s not too much that I can say about these lipsticks that hasn’t been said a million times! They’re very pigmented, semi matte yet still hydrating, and they last a long time on the lips! I will always love these…and I have 17 of them.

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Swatches from wrist down: Spiked with Rum, Mauve Outta Here, Cherry Pickin, Think Pink

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Wrist down: Spotlight Red, Celeb Sighting (LE), Red Velvet, Purty Persimmon

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Wrist down: Cinnamon Spice, Nightcap (LE), Bare it All, Mocha-licious

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Wrist down: Vamp it up, Coffee Buzz (LE), Vintage Vibe (LE), Photobomb (LE), Bitten Bourdeaux 

Out of all 17 I own, Mochalicious, Bare it all, Cinnamon Spice, and Spiked with Rum are the ones from the permanent collection that I highly recommend. These are all very trendy shades for anyone too nervous to try vampy shades or on a budget.

However, I have an undying love for this latest set of Limited Edition shades. I’ll link my post about them at the end, but they’re honestly the best ones they’ve come out with yet, in my opinion.

My only gripe with these are the packaging. I always get product on the lid, no matter how careful I am not to. It’s also pretty flimsy and can bust easily if not handled carefully. These are also $2 lipsticks, so what really matters is the product. I personally don’t buy these for the aesthetics, they are just incredible lipsticks.

I do wish Wet n Wild would make all the lipsticks matte black like their limited edition collection. The matte black looks a bit less cheap. Once again, that’s strictly an opinion.

If you’re in the market for an awesome cruelty free drugstore lipstick, please look into these. If you already have some, which ones do you own and love? I would love to hear about it! Chances are, I will end up owning all of these eventually.

Also, what all would you want to see next from my collection? Milani Lipsticks or an updated Nyx round case or high voltage lipstick post? Let me know!

As always, thanks for reading if you made it this far, and I hope you all are having wonderful days!

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Face of the Day: “Am I a Candy Corn yet?”

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Hey lovelies,

This week’s look is a bit different, yet typical of me at the same time. How? Well, I did a smokey eye (my favorite) but I did not put use liquid liner to create a wing *gasp* I wanted to do something bold, yet simple and affordable since someone suggested a Fall eye with a berry lip. I also wanted to play around with a few of the new Wet n Wild palettes. If you follow me on Instagram (and you should, I post 1-2 times a day on there) I swatched the new Sphinx Mix palette by Wet n Wild from their Halloween display. For those asking, I found it at my local Walgreens.

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Anyway, on to the look…

Base: My face has been really dry since I’m having sinus issues, so I am actually using both the Too Faced HangoverX and Laura Mercier hydrating primer on my face. It was needed, trust me.

Foundation: I have on the Nyx Invincible foundation in “fair” mixed with the Tarte illuminating serum. I am obsessed with this serum, it makes all of my foundations look great on my dry skin without taking away coverage.

Powder: I actually set my face today with the Physicians Formula Oxygen booster powder in “translucent” instead of my Luara Geller one. This powder isn’t as white, but it does have a nice satin sheen to it which lays well on dry skin.

Concealer: A mix of Nyx’s HD lavender concealer and LA Girl’s porcelain concealer. I really needed a bright undereye today because I looked dead.

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Contour: Wet n Wild’s “Caramel Toffee” due contour palette on my cheekbones and down my nose.

Bronzer: Tarte’s ‘Park Ave Princess” which I got in my Ipsy bag. I just feel this bronzer adds a nice amount of warmth to my face without looking too intense.

Blush: Milani’s “Luminoso” I’m so sorry, I will try to switch it up soon.

Highlight: Colourpop’s “Spoon.”

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Brows: Nyx’s brow gel in “Black” set with their brow mascara in black as well.

Primer: La Girl’s concealer.

Lids: I used the “base” shade all over my lids to set the concealer from the Melrose Face palette. I then used “Oatmeal tan” by Coastal Scents as my transition shade and took ‘Oktoberfest” on a smaller crease brush below the transition shade.

I used the “Definer” shade from the Sphinx Minx palette on my lids and then took the orange-y base shade from that same palette and put that back into the crease lightly. I normally don’t use sparkly shades in the crease, but today is different. I really wanted a metallic type of look. I took the dark brown definer shade in the Melrose Face palette and placed that on the outer-v of my eye to give the look some dimension, and took the white base shade and highlighted my brows with it.

Liner: I lightly lined my eyes with Elf’s gel liner in “coffee bean.” I just wanted something to hide a lash band. I also put this gel liner in my lower water line

Lashes: Kiss #11 lashes

Lower Lash Line: I took the definer shade from Sphinx Minx on a flat brush and smudged the liner out and then blended everything out with Oktoberfest.

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational

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Lips: Colourpop’s “LBB.” I normally would have paired this look with a brown shade of some sort, but I actually like how the berry shade contrasts with the eyes.

That’s all the details for today’s Face of the Day post! I feel like I look like a badass candy corn mom, or maybe that’s just in my head. If you’re wondering where my septum ring is, I have a retainer in while my sinuses heal. No one likes a snotty septum ring.

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Wet n Wild Fall 2015 Swatch Party!

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Hey lovelies,

I had another post planned out for Swatch Saturday, but then I stumbled upon these and I honestly just couldn’t wait to share them with you all! It’s no secret that I love Wet n Wild, and I always love their seasonal limited edition collections. I was meandering through Kmart (where I always find my best makeup finds) and I felt my heart quicken at the site of a completely untouched display of the new Fall stuff.

In this collection, there are 4 palettes, 6 (I think) lipsticks, and 6 nail polishes that are all limited edition. The palettes are in the traditional Wet n Wild quintet form, though I’m not the biggest fan of the quintet set up. I liked the way the Summer 2015 collection looked better, if I’m being completely honest here. The price per palette is $3.99.

The lipstick packaging is super cute. The packaging is almost like the usual megalast line, but matte black. MATTE. BLACK. I die. I wish they would make them all matte black. These are $1.99 each. In a nutshell, you could buy this entire line and only have to not go to Starbucks for about 3-4 days…which is possibly what I had to do to be able to buy these. I regret nothing.

I picked up 2 palettes and 4 lipsticks for now.

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This one is called The Gal-lery Next Door. Very clever. This one caught my eye because the definer shade looks super pretty, and purples are my favorite. I think that purples and plums look amazing on green eyes.

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These are the swatches. Sorry that the base shade is very close to my skin tone. These all swatched nicely. I will say that with these I don’t foresee myself being able to use only this palette. That’s one of my only beefs with these little palettes in general. I feel like I can’t do a completely look with them, personally.

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This one is called “Don’t be a Poser.” This palette is all shimmers, but the darkness in it just spoke to me on some weird level. I kinda want to pair this one with my Milano palette and do some super grunge looks to summon the colder weather.

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These all swatched nicely, but the “crease” shade did give me a bit of kick up. It’s still probably my favorite shade in this palette. It’s a really lovely dark forest green shade.

Even though I am happy with these, I wish there were more matte shades overall. I know that I am not the only one that likes to use matte shades in the crease and lower lash line. I would have loved to have seen a palette with a true dark matte orange and matte black. Or one with a shimmery champagne mixed with a lot of neutral/warmer matte shades. Maybe I’m alone here, but that’s how I feel about many of these quintet palettes, which could be why I don’t own many of them.

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Now, time for the lipsticks. These lipsticks are incredible. They swatched so smoothly, and they are so pigmented. I love the darker shades in this line. If you are on a budget, but you want the browns and wines that are trending right now, keep your eyes peeled for this line in your local drugstores.

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From left to right: coffee buzz, vintage vibe, photobomb, nightcap

My two absolute favorites are Coffee Buzz and Photobomb. Not only is the name of Coffee Buzz perfect, but it’s like a brown with a bit of purple in it, which is really unique! These colors will probably be the among the first to sell out everywhere, so I would not hesitate to pick these up if you want them. The LE Wet n Wild lines do tend to sell out quickly in general.

In all, I’m not head over heels in love with the palettes, but I am head over heels in love with the lipsticks. There are a few reds in this collection as well, but I truly need to use some of the other reds in my collection and not buy anymore. This probably won’t happen, but I’m trying. I am curious to see how close in color Vintage Vibe is to Melt Cosmetics’ “Darkroom.”

Anyway, that’s all the swatches I have for today! Will you be picking up anything from this line? Let me know in the comments section! If I pick anything else up, I will make sure to do another post! If you want to see a look done with anything, please feel free to ask! Or, if you want to see lip swatches of any of the lipsticks done on my twitter, snapchat, or instagram, I can do that as well. I just did quick swatches so that you all can have a good idea of what everything looks like!

Have a good weekend, beauties. As always, thanks for reading!

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Wet n Wild: Hemporary Solutions

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Hey loves,

Today for my “Swatch Saturday” post I am going to be sharing something rather colorful! I know, color is something that is rarely on my blog. I’m a neutral kind of gal. However, when I stumbled on this palette (and another, but more on that in a few) some of the colors reminded me of shades I have seen in the Urban Decay Electric palette and in a few Sugarpill palettes. You know, palettes that I lust over but won’t spend the money on because I know I don’t reach for bright colors often. Those palettes.

Well, I have a solution! However, you may want to find these quick, because what I’m about to talk about is limited edition. I can hear you all sighing already. I’m so sorry. I wish limited edition and affordable eyeshadow palettes just weren’t a thing. It’s heartbreaking.

Anyway, this palette is by Wet n Wild, and I found it at my local Kmart. However, Wet n Wild can also be found at Walgreens and CVS. It was $5, and there are 8 shadows in the palette. That is essentially 62 cents per shadow, hell yes. There are 6 matte shades and 2 shimmer shades. I like that there are a few shimmery shades, because all matte bright colors can look a bit odd on my eyes, and the shimmer helps to balance that out a bit.

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First thing I noticed is that every single color is bright. Super bright. If you’re someone that likes a warm transition shade, you will definitely need to pull from another palette, or you could possibly mix the white with another shade to create a lighter transition shade.

I only tried this once on my eyes so far, and I will say that even with a primer the pink and red kind of stained my eyelid a bit. Meaning, these are freakin’ intense. The pigmentation on these is superb, and reminds me of the former Wet n Wild quality from a few years ago that I’ve missed oh so much.

As far as I can tell from the few times I have tried this out, the shades are very blendable. They applied smoothly and didn’t look too chalky or drying on my lids. The colors didn’t look muddy and the same on my lids, which is a plus.

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These are swatches of all 8 shades. Are you seeing that yellow and red? I would have paid the money just for those two shades! I have been looking for an affordable and nice yellow for awhile, because I want to go all out when we take my daughters to the Minions movie. Yes, I went there. Mom life. Minion life.

Do I recommend these? Yes. A million times yes. All of the yes in the world. If you see these, snag one of each in the collection, because like I said they won’t be around forever. If you like to play with color sometimes, but don’t want to spend $40+ on a palette to do so, check these out. There are 3 in the collection, and for $15 total you can walk out with 24 different shades to play with. That is a win in my makeup book.

Have you seen these? Have you picked one up, or are you going to? Let me know what your thoughts are! I’m totally going to play around with this palette more, and if I come up with a neat look I will post it! I may even post my minion look.

As always, thanks for reading if you made it this far! I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet swatch saturday post. I picked up another one of these palettes that I will be posting swatches of soon!

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The Blush Addict Tag

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Hey lovelies,

Today I have a tag post regarding one of my favorite things to collect and hoard…blushes! I saw this tag on Katie’s page at Plus+ Beauty and knew I had to do this one.

I can’t leave the house with my brows and my blush. I’m super fair, so a bit of color in my cheeks livens my face up a bit and makes me look more awake. I mean, I guess I could do the “cheek pinching” trick, but there’s something about pinching my own cheeks that brings back bad family reunion memories *shudders*

Anyway, on to the questions.

What color blush suits your most?
I feel like cool toned pinks and light peachy nude shades suite me the most.

Pressed, cream or loose blush?
I’ve honestly never cared much for loose blush, and I’m just now dabbling into cream blushes unless you consider Colourpop blushes to be a cream. Most of my collection is pressed.

Favorite shimmery blush?
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Probably my CityColor Cosmetics Baked blushes. They are soooo pretty and pigmented.

Favorite matte blush?
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Kat Von D Everlasting blush in “essex.” It’s such a pretty deep rose shade and is my go to blush in the fall and winter.

Favorite cream blush?
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Colourpop blushes are a very “cream to powder” texture, so I will say them. I really love these blushes. They’re bouncy and pigmented. They’re also very affordable! However, I have been trying a cream blush from Becca that I got off of glambot, and so far I am really impressed by it! I will update on that later!

Favorite drugstore blush?
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This was a bit hard for me because I love Milani blushes, but I also reach for my pearlescent pink by Wet n Wild more than any other blush in my collection. I feel like these blushes need more attention in the blogging world. They’re awesome for the price!

Favorite high end blush?
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My Kat Von D everlasting blushes. These really do last forevvvver on my skin and it doesn’t take much at all. That and the packaging is absolutely stunning. So worth the $25. There’s a reason why so many shades of these are constantly sold out on sephora.com

Biggest blush disappointment?
Probably the elf studio line blushes. Everyone raves about those blushes and I just find them to be underwhelming and they don’t last long on my skin. I do like the $5 mineral line blushes by elf though.

Best blush packaging?
I would have to say the Milani Rose blush packaging or the Too Faced blushing hearts packaging. Both are so cute and end up in so many of my blog photos.

What’s on your blush wishlist?
More Colourpop blushes and more Nyx HD blushes

Holy grail blush?
I guess I would say my Wet n Wild “pearlescent pink” blush because it’s my “go to” but I don’t have one that I love way more than any other. “Love Song” by Kat Von D has been my go to Spring color though along with Nyx’s “Dusty Rose.”
I just really really love blush.

That was it for my blush addict tag! I’m not going to tag anyone in this, so if you want to do it, do it! I would love to see your answers and pictures of your blush stashes if you include them. What are some of your favorite blushes?

I hope you’re all having wonderful days! Later, lovelies.

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Top 10 Drugstore Products

I posted this video on my youtube channel last week.

Just a video of my current top 10 favorite drugstore products. It has a mixture of new things along with some of my all time holy grail products. Please watch it and subscribe.

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Have a good day, lovelies.

Top 10 products:

10. wet n wild palettes

9. Pixi Glow mist setting spray

8. Physcians Formula highlighter

7. Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara

6. Hard Candy Glamoflauge Foundation

5. Milani Baked Blushes

4. Jordana Lip Liners

3. Physicians Formula correcting powder

2. Milani Lipsticks

1. Physicians Formula Eye Booster pen in “Ultra Black”