July 2017

Liquid Foundation Yes Or NO

So for a really long time my mom wanted me to try a liquid foundation, but I always said no. I didn’t want to try it because one, it cost a lot and two, I couldn’t find a shade that wouldn’t make me look orange and three, I felt like it would just melt off my face. Recently, because it is summer I have been looking more into liquid foundation. I wanted something that wouldn’t feel so heavy on my face and make me feel like I’m melting in this lovely Florida heat. So, I was in Ulta maybe three weeks ago and I was browsing around the drug store portion of the store. You know the area where they have the Ulta brand make up and the drug store brand make up. I was originally there just to get a translucent powder, which I did get then I decided to look at the liquid foundations; why not? The first brand I looked at was Revlon. At the time a lot of YouTubers I watched were reviewing this brand of liquid foundations the most. This foundation was the first one to catch my eye and is the one I purchased. It is the Revlon Color Stay twenty-four hour wear for combination/oily skin liquid foundation. I got it in the shade 110 Ivory. I got the lightest shade in the combination/oily skin one because even though I live in Florida I am not the tannest person ever. They also have this foundation for normal/ dry skin but because my skin is more on the oily side I figured the one for oily skin was the better option for me. When I bought this product I did not try it the second I got home so, it did worry me a little that I might have just bought the wrong shade and that it might look orange on my face the next day. But, I was super excited to try it out. I guess you could say this was my first liquid foundation, that is if you don’t count BB cream as a foundation. I count that as a tinted moisturizer. The next morning it was time to try this foundation. I quickly did my normal eye make up routine before I started on my face. I used my foundation oval brush to apply it to my face. I just squirted two little dots out on my brush then applied it all over my face. I like the texture. It feels pretty light and not to heavy and it also blends pretty well so I don’t look splotchy. It also gives me some decent even coverage. I set this product with my translucent powder that I purchased along with the foundation. Then I completed my make up by applying my contour and highlighter then my mascara and lipstick. Overall, I really do like this product and its a decent price at $12.99 where as the Too Faced liquid foundations are $39, the Urban Decay liquid foundations are at $40, and the Tarte liquid foundations are $39. Don’t get me wrong I love all these brands but when you’re trying out a new product and you’re not sure if you actually like it I feel it is better to get a drug store brand to test first before spending so much money on a higher brand name product. So, is liquid foundation a yes or no? I think a yes! I think its a good product for year around and summer definitely especially when I’m at one of my little brother’s baseball games. I enjoy not feeling like my face is melting off. So, is liquid foundation a yes or no for you?

Get To Kow Me

When I was younger from about five years old to fifteen I wanted to be a fashion designer. I loved the idea of designing clothes for people to wear and the world to see. As I was getting closer to my freshmen year of high school I realized that fashion design did not please me as much as it used to. Honestly, it freaked me out a little bit that something I loved for so long was not what I wanted to do anymore. Going in to high school I no longer had a goal to work towards and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my future. But, it seemed like a lot of my friends kind of new what they wanted to do with their futures so it felt a little strange that I couldn’t find anything to do with mine. Now, even though I no longer dream of being apart of the fashion design world does not mean my love for fashion has died. I still love putting together outfits, picking the right shoes, the perfect accessories like purses, jewelry, and phone cases. Along with fashion comes a love for beauty. I’m not a make up artist but I am a girl and like any girl I love to sit in my bathroom for hours creating new looks. I would like to say I’m decent at doing make up but it wasn’t always like that. When I was younger I took dance classes, ballet and jazz. If you have ever taken dance class before and had either a dance competition or recital you know how much make up has to be on your face. By the time I was thirteen I was doing my make up for my recitals on my own before my mom would do it for me. Because, I knew how I needed to do my make up for each recital it was easy to do each time. But, when it came to everyday looks I needed help so I turned to everybody’s favorite thing, YouTube. From there I learned how to pick the right shade of foundation and which lipstick shade looks good with my skin tone. I learned what colors made my eyes pop and which ones made them look dull and how to contour my face. As I was learning all of this I started with the small stuff like winged eyeliner, slight contouring and so on until I felt comfortable and confident enough with the make up on my face to leave the house. Even now at twenty years old I still sit on my bathroom counter in front of the mirror trying out all kinds of looks some of them turn out decent and are able to leave the house some of the looks are strictly for my self and the bathroom. I don’t know about anyone else but when my outfit is amazing and my make is perfect I want to take as many pictures as possible, which is where my new love comes, photography. Photography became a part of my life last summer. I enjoyed taking pictures here and there before but I didn’t really get into it until last year. I like to use two cameras when taking photos, my iPhone 7 camera and my DSLR camera, Canon Rebel Eos T6i. I like to use my iPhone camera when I’m out most of the time because it is something I always have with me. But, when I’m out on an adventure like taking a walk on the beach or exploring around a nature preserve I like to have my Canon with me for more professional looking photos. Now for the photos of myself, just like any other girl I do take my selfies on my iPhone. But, if I want a full body better quality photo I have my little brother play photographer and take it for me with my DSLR. Just as fashion, beauty, and photography has become apart of my life. I’m hoping that this blog will do that as well. So I hope you enjoy my blog and find just what you’re looking for and come along with me on this blogging journey.