Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: theBalm DownBoy Blush

I’ve worn this blush almost everyday in some way for the past month. ¬†Once I see a little glimmer of the bottom of a product I want to use it nonstop so I can get something new ūüôā

 

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You can find this product for $21 on theBalm website 

Products I’ve Hit Pan On— theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder

When I notice that I’ve almost used something up, I feel compelled to use it as much as possible so I can be done with it as soon as possible. ¬†About two week ago I noticed a tiny ‘hole’ in my Bahama Mama bronzer and thought, ” Have I hit pan on this? There’s only one way to find out…” and yes I have hit pan on this product and I probably won’t used another bronzer until I’m done with this one hahaha ūüôā

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If memory serves correctly I believe that this was the first “high end” bronzer that I ever bought about two years ago. I mostly use this for bronzer but I have also used it as an eyeshadow as it makes a great crease color. ¬†Lets see what theBalm has to say about their product…

Finally, a Caribbean getaway in a compact! This matte bronzer creates the look of beautifully tanned skin without any orange undertones for a fresh-off-the-beach glow. Bahama Mama also doubles as the perfect contour powder and matte brown eyeshadow. Yes, this tropical beauty keeps busy!

I do have a back up for this bronzer but I’m not planning on breaking it out just yet, I’ll try and use up at least one more of my other bronzers before I break into it. ¬†Overall, this is probably one of my favorite bronzers and I would suggest giving it a try if you like matte brown (with no red/orange undertones) bronzers.

 

Products Mentioned::

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder— $20.00

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude

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Hautelook is a wonderfully dangerous place to shop. ¬†If you don’t already know¬†HauteLook is a Los Angeles-based online retailer, which offers members limited-time sales on clothing, accessories, kids‚Äô items, home decor, and beauty products. It is totally free to sign up and I have found some really awesome deals on the site. ¬†On one of my last shopping sprees I picked up this palette from ¬†theBalm and thought I would share it with you all. ¬†I have been looking for an all matte palette because a lot of palettes don’t have great mattes for transition and crease colors. ¬†And surprisingly I’ve been enjoying an all matte eye as well (which is surprising to me because I love me some glitter!)

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“You’ve met Matt(e), now it’s time to Meet Matt(e) Nude‚Ķnude eyeshadows that is. Because size matt(e)rs, there are nine larger Matt(e)s showing their true colors in nude hues. As a matt(e)r of fact, this palette is versatile enough to wear day and night, as liners and as all-over colors…the whole 9 yards! With so many guys to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect shade, no matt(e)r what!”

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The colors in this palette are creamy and blend amazingly.  I am really enjoying this palette more then I thought I would and at the steal I bought it for ($21.00) I love it even more!

Products Mentioned–

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette:: $42.00  

March 2014 Birchbox

Its that time again, subscription box time!! ¬†Lets dive in and see what this month’s Birchbox holds.

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Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum  $42.00

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This is a moisturizer with sunscreen that is super lightweight. ¬†I’ve used it twice now and I really like it. ¬†A lot of moisturizers with sunscreen have that “smell” (you know what I mean) and they tend to be a little heavy for my oily prone skin. ¬†Not so with this, I would seriously consider buying the product.

 

Air Repair Rescue Balm All-Purpose Skin Salve and Lip Balm  $12.00

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First off the name is quite the mouthful. Second¬†this product is known in the industry as¬†¬†the¬†‚ÄúSwiss Army Knife‚ÄĚ of beauty products. It is described¬†as a multitasking, all-natural skin salve can be applied anywhere and everywhere‚ÄĒto the lips, hands, face, knees, elbows, and even cuticles‚ÄĒto instantly soothe and heal dry skin. ¬†I’m excited to try this as my lips and my elbows get super dry.¬†

theBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples? $32.00

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I’ve never been disappointed in a product from theBalm, so I’m sure to love this! ¬†Several YouTubers that I watch have reviewed this cream blush palette and I’ve only heard praise. And for real, the little sample is soooo cute!!

 

Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask  $34.00

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Are you reading my mind Birchbox? I have been wanting to try Michael Todd products for over a year now and I made myself a promise that I would not buy anymore skincare products until I used what I had…. but its a sample….. and I really like it….like really like it! I’m pretty sure Michael Todd has garnered another fan. ¬†Look for an in-depth review on an up coming Mask Monday.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Cherry Tango

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Birchbox really? Have you been reading my mind? Chocolate! ¬†Now I have made it clear that I’m not the biggest fan of Birchbox’s “lifestyle” extras, a pen? Come on guys! But chocolate? I don’t mind finding this in my box at all.

Greenleaf Candle  $17.00

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This candle made my box smell amazing. ¬†And its little so that makes it extra cute too! Again, Birchbox I don’t mind lifestyle extra’s like candles, keep them coming. ¬†Just hold the tea and pens please.

 

Sooo Ipsy has been beating Birchbox the last couple of months, but BB has really stepped up their game with this box.  And I received 6 items and not a foil packet in sight! 

 

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The Balm Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama from theBalm is one of my all time favorite Bronzers.  It is a wonderful neutral matte brown, it does not have a reddish shade which I appreciate.   A lot of bronzer (high-end and drugstore) contain shimmer (which is not good for my acne  scarred skin) and tend to come off muddy and orange on my fair skin.  This is a bronzer that I think would work on anyone with fair skin like me to a medium  skin tone.  I have also used this as an eye-shadow, it works great as a crease color.

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Buy Bahama Mama from Amazon at a great price!!

theBalm Stainiac

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Stainic is a lip and cheek stain by theBalm.  I received a deluxe sample size in my birchbox a few months ago.  I have used this as both a stain for my cheeks and my lips.

If you are using this as a lip stain I would suggest is to make sure your lips a moisturized and are free of any dead skin.  The first time I used this product I had slightly dry lips and this did not look so hot clinging to the dry patches on my lips.  This is a light rose color which can be built up to a semi medium color.   My lips are natural pretty pigmented so I had to add 5 coats before I achieved my desired color. As a cheek stain I swiped to strips on my cheeks and blended with my fingers.  I did this twice to achieve the color you see below.

Overall I like this product and I would put it on my wishlist.  If someone wants to buy it for me, I will be happy, however it is not the type of product that I plan on purchasing myself.  It rates OK in my book, not bad or horrible but not overwhelmingly amazing either. In the picture below I am wearing it on my lips and my cheeks.

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the Balm Stainiac Tinted Gel Blush retails for $17.00

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Eye Look with the Lorac Pro Palette using Matte Shades

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Eyes:: Using e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow “C” brush¬†theBalm DownBoy shadow/blush all over lid.¬† Layered Mauve from the Lorac Pro Palette on top using e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow “C” brush¬†.¬† Lightly sweep Sable from Lorac Pro Palette over lid e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow “C” brush.¬† Blend Espresso from Lorac Pro Palette in the crease using Sigma E-25 Blending brush.¬† Use the e.l.f. Studio Flat Eyeliner Brush with¬†Black from Lorac Pro Palette as liner on lid and lower lash line. Rimmel London SpecialEyes Eye Liner Pencil in Panama used on Waterline and Tightline¬†¬†¬†Mascara::¬†Two coats of¬†e.l.f. Studio 3-in-1 Mascara

Foundation::¬†Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in Classic Ivory 2 and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfecter in Light/Medium, applied with Sigma F-15 Duo Fibre Brush¬†Powder:: Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Natural applied using Sigma F-20 Large Powder Brush¬†¬†Bronzer:: Physcians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powdered Bronzer¬†applied using Sigma F-25 Tapered Face Brush¬†¬†Blush:: theBalm DownBoy¬†applied using Sigma F-10 Powder/Blush Brush¬†Lips:: ¬†L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche laLaque in I¬†Laque you a Lot (limited edition unable to find a link online)

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