Fall Glam

Have I mentioned how much I love this season? Fall colors, Fall makeup looks, Fall fashion trends…Starbucks during the Fall!!! Of course I had to do a little shopping to stock up on some of the beautiful Fall inspired makeup that had been catching my eye. I’ve been obsessed with cream eyeshadows lately and being that I already have a collection of the Revlon Illuminance Creme shadows, I figured I might as well add to it with two of the palettes I didn’t have…”Moonlit Jewels” & “Not Just Nudes“. I love these shadows! The colors are beautiful and they’re super creamy and easy to apply and blend. These have been my go-to palettes for the past few months.

 

Everyone knows that liquid lipsticks are my absolute favorite, I just cannot resist them! I went ahead and ordered the Hydra Matte-Liquid Lipstick from Gerard Cosmetics in the color “Ruby Slipper”. This is one of my favorites for sure! It’s so pretty, it has flakes of glitter that add just the right amount of sparkle and when the light hits it just right, it is gorgeous! I love the fact that it’s not at all drying like some matte lipsticks are. Another plus, it lasts all day through whatever. I plan on ordering a few of the other shades.

To further indulge in my obsession with liquid lipsticks, I ordered the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in “Covet” and the Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme in “Pretty Problematic”.  I ordered them from the Milani website but their products are pretty much in every store.

I wanted to switch it up a little so I picked up one of the Color Statement Lipsticks from Milani in the shade ” Ruby Valentine” & one of the Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks in the shade “Matte Love”.  In case it isn’t obvious, I’m really into deep reds, burgundy and berry colors.

Last but not least, I wanted to try something new so while I was in the dollar store I picked up this Perfect Tone Lip Gloss from Black Radiance Cosmetics in the color “Deeper the Berry”. I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss but I like the color and it’s very moisturizing so I don’t even need to carry chapstick with me when I wear this.

I hope everyone has a great week, thanks so much for stopping by!

Melyssa

melyssa@makeupandcurls82.com

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August 2016 GlossyBox (Part 1)

Hey guys!! Today I’m sharing the products from the August GlossyBox plus the two extra boxes I received. So because there are so many products I’m going to do this in three parts. For those of you who don’t know, GlossyBox is a monthly subscription beauty box for $21/month. August was my first box. I haven’t used any of the products from this first box yet.

  1. Wella Professionals Smoothing Oil/Full size $20-This is an oil spray for your hair with macadamia seed oil, avocado oil, and Vitamin E. It claims to reveal the beautiful reflections of natural or colored hair with a lightweight technology. You apply it to damp hair and again after styling for extra shine.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Wella Professionals, Oil reflections smoothing oil, Hair oil
  2. De Bruyere After Sun Lotion/Full size $12-This after sun milk is for calming, nourishing and protecting skin after sun exposure. It contains Monoi, which are coconut oil soaked flower petals.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, De Bruyere, After sun lotion Monoi
  3. Too Faced Mascara Melt off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver/Full size $17-Used to completely remove both waterproof and regular mascara. It’s gentle on your eyes and features both rice lipid and green tea extracts. You’re supposed to coat your lashes and leave it on for 60 seconds before wiping it away with a damp cloth or makeup wipe.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Too Faced, Mascara melt off cleaning oil waterproof mascara dissolver, mascara remover
  4. Invisibobble Originial-The Traceless Hair Ring/Full size $8.00-This is supposed to secure your hair tightly without leaving any kinks or knots.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Invisibobble, traceless hair ring
  5. Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait, Buttery Lip Cream/Full size $19-100% cruelty free and infused with cocoa butter, it’s supposed to plump your lips and keep them glowing with intensely pigmented color.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Trfle Cosmetics, Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream
  6. Borghese Face & Body Mud/Full size starting at $37-Evens skin tone and rids the skin of impurities. Contains Acqua Divita Complex which leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed. *Receive 30% off your entire purchase at Borghese.com/GlossyBox using code: GBFANGO30 through Sept. 30, 2016August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Borghese body mud, Fango mud for face and body, face and body mud

 

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Melyssa Estremera
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My Last Lip Monthly Bag: August

Hey guys, I know I’m late with this but I just got back from a mini-vacation and this is the first chance I’ve had to post. As some of you know I’ve been trying out different beauty subscriptions lately and Lip Monthly was one of them. I’m also currently a Lip Monthly affiliate so if you go back to my previous posts you’ll see their links/banners somewhere on the page. Last month I made the decision to end my subscription and affiliation with them. I’m just really not happy with the lip products they’ve been sending me. There’s only been a couple that I’ll actually use. A lot of the stuff they’ve sent me don’t match my skin tone at all and I end up giving most of it away. So, I’d much rather spend my time and or money receiving products and promoting for a company that I’m actually satisfied with.

The monthly subscription isn’t expensive at all and they always have discounts and promos going so you can get a certain amount of money off of your first bag, but I wouldn’t mind spending a few extra dollars on a subscription that I actually loved.

So I’ll show you what was in the August bag. I realize that just because I’m not happy with the subscription doesn’t mean other people aren’t or won’t be, but I will not be including a link/banner in this post. The banners in my previous Lip Monthly posts are currently still active and some of them I think offer discounts if you want to go back and check them out.

  1. Seraphine Lip/Cheek Gel-$20 This stuff didn’t work well on my lips but it seems like it might be good to use as a cheek stain. It’s way to red for me to use on my cheeks though.
  2. Hikari Cosmetics Dual Color Stick-$15 This is another lip/cheek combo. Not at all my shade, but I will  say that it goes on velvety smooth and blends very well.
  3. Manna Kadar Lip Crayon-$24 I might actually wear this one. It’s a very nice nude/neutral shade that goes well with my complexion. It says “LipLocked Priming Lip Wand” so I guess it’s some kind of primer as well.
  4. Lord & Berry Lip Liner-$10 I’m probably going to use this also. I love the color and I feel like it will go well with the Manna Kadar Lip Crayon. I have several other lipsticks that it will pair well with. It’s super pigmented and has a very easy and creamy application.

That’s it for the August Lip Monthly bag, my final one. If you’ve tried Lip Monthly , what are your thoughts? I’d love to know. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Melyssa

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Lip Monthly: July bag

I’m a little late with this because I got caught up with moving and unpacking, and there’s still so much that needs to be done. Still, we’re so excited about being homeowners now and we’re loving our new place! Anyway, I wanted to share what I received in my Lip Monthly bag last month.

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Mirabella Lipstick

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Cougar Plumper

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Bellapierre Shimmer

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City Color Lipstick

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I know for sure that I’m only going to use the lipstick from City Color. The Mirabella lipstick is the wrong shade of red for me, it’s just too bright. The Cougar lip plumper smells awful. As for the Bellapierre shimmer….I just don’t know. It looks like a powder and it spreads easily but then it sort of flakes up. I’m not feeling it at all.

I’m not too impressed with this bag, hopefully the August bag will be better.

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Bargain Shopping Makeup Haul

The end of July is right around the corner and I’m still sorting through bags of makeup and stuff that I bought this month and last. I need to be packing it all up because we’re moving into our new house next week and who knows how long it’s going to take me to unpack it all once we’ve settled in. Anyway, today’s post is for all my makeup lovers who also happen to be thrifty spenders. I purchased quite a few things from about five different places for under $50.00…total.

  1. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip  I bought two of these..”Dopey” & “Frick N Frack”. They’re only $6 and as some of you already know, ColourPop has a wide variety of shades. Love love love!
  2. Palladio Herbal Lipstick I picked this up in the shade “Smitten” at Sally Beauty. There are 24 shades and the regular price is $6.49, but with a beauty club card it’s $5.99. FYI..the beauty club card really helps to save money and get you free/extra products here and there.
  3. Wet N Wild Under the Sheets Makeup Remover Towelettes These cruelty free makeup removing wipes are only $2.99 at Walgreens. They’re also sold at Five Below, Walmart & Target.Wet N Wild, Makeup Remover Towelettes, Walgreens
  4. Wet N Wild Mega Matte Lipstick Wet N Wild products are available pretty much anywhere I think but I grabbed mine at Five Below for $1.99. The price is the same on the Wet N Wild website. There are 26 shades, I bought “Ravin’ Rasin”.
  5. Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow I bought this at CVS for $9.99. There are 6 different palettes, I have “03 Smokey Essentials”. The price is the same on Milani’s website but of course there will be shipping costs.
  6. Smoke & Mirrors 5pc Contour Crayon Kit  I found these at Five Below for $5 and decided to get them since I’ve been obsessed with highlighting and contouring lately. There are step by step directions on the back of the box. 

     

    *The rest of the products I’m going to mention came from the Shop Miss A website where everything is just $1…seriously.

  7. e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip This is a whipped highlighter that you can use on your face, eyelids or lips. I found it on Shop Miss A for $1 but it’s also available on the e.l.f. website for the same price. I haven’t seen it in any stores though. There are four colors…”Pink Lemonade”, “Lilac Petal”, “Spotlight”, and the one I have “Golden Peach”.
  8. AOA Brush Cleaning Egg There are five different colors and it’s the perfect size for traveling.
  9. AOA Canvas Makeup Pouch I bought two of these machine washable makeup bags. They’re so cute and they have a variety with different hashtags and sayings on the front.AOA Studio Canvas Makeup Pouch, AOA Canvas Makeup Bag, Shop Miss A Canvas Makeup Pouch, AOA Studio
  10. Princessa Flat Eye Shader Brush I got this just because you can never have too many brushes, especially when it’s only $1.Princessa, Eye Shader Brush, Shop Miss A, Shop Miss A Eye Shader Brush
  11. Kleancolor Airy Minerals Loose Powder Blush I don’t think I’ve ever tried a loose powder blush before which is what prompted me to buy this, besides the price of course. It contains SPF15 which is a plus. There are several shades to choose from, I bought in “Plum”. Let me just tell you that it’s super pigmented! I was pleasantly surprised.
  12.  Kleancolor Angelic Wink Natural Lashes I wanted natural looking lashes that are comfortable to wear but I still struggle with applying strip lashes so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. It doesn’t get any better than paying $1 for lashes! The style I purchased is NLS502.KLEANCOLOR Angelic Wink Natural Lashes, 100% Human Hair Lashes, KLEANCOLOR Lashes, Natural Lashes, Shop Miss A Natural Lashes, Shop Miss A
  13. Santee Satin Moisture Lipstick I’m not really sure what shade of this lipstick I bought because the shades are numbered in the picture shown on the website, but when you click on a number no color is shown. I just picked a number, luckily for me it turned out to be a nice bright red and it smells good.

  14.  BR Pure Matte Lipstick This lipstick comes in six shades, I bought “Pure Nude”. I just can’t turn down a matte lipstick. The packaging is really cute also.

That’s everything I bought while I was doing the whole Glam on a budget thing again. Buying expensive, high end products is nice, but sometimes it’s not practical. If I can get quality products at super low prices that’s a win in my book!

Be sure to check out Shop Miss A, aside from makeup they also have jewelery and all sorts of accessories and everything is $1!!

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