10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts

I am not sure if it’s the double taps, or the fact that the layouts are so intriguing, but everyone seems to be infatuated Instagram (including myself). I am constantly on the popular page just looking for new accounts to stalk.

You really loved when I posted all about my favorite bloggers to follow, so I thought that I would do a spin off post from that. Today I have 10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts for you. If you already follow some of these people, we are that much closer to becoming besties.

Number Ten

@lady0lson

Number Nine

@paigealiciabeauty

Number Eight

@aspyovard

Number Seven

@Stephyoungphoto

Number Six

@Oliviarink

Number Five

@Alishamarie

Number Four

@newdarlings

Number Three

@Amrezy

Number Two

@Learningtobefearless

Number One

@Bakersfielbeautyblogger

4 Must Have Makeup Palettes

Happy Makeup Monday! I hope that your liner is winged to the gods and your lipstick is on point. Today I am sharing my four favorite makeup palettes that I can’t live without! They are perfect for fall and have a multi-purpose use!

  1. The Kay Von D Alchemist Highlight Pallet. This pallet is an intense highlighting one, but it is the perfect inner corner highlight for the eyes! It makes you look like your eyes are glowing.
  2. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Pallet. I’m sure that you have heard of this bad boy before, especially if you are a makeup lover like myself. This gorgeous pallet has all of the warm tone shadows that you will ever need for fall. It is seriously the best!
  3. The Morphe X Kathleen Lights Eyeshadow Pallet. This little baby is a dream come true. It has a nice mix between cool and warm tone shadows. So many different looks can be created with this pallet.
  4. The Tartelette in the Bloom Pallet. This little guy is your perfect everyday eyeshadow pallet, but if you have dark hair like me, a couple of these shades can double as eyebrow powders. I love a twofer!

You can never have enough makeup palettes!

Let me know if you would like to read a part two! I would be happy to post it for another Makeup Monday!! Let me know if you have any of these and which ones are your favs!

Stay Confident.

Product Review: Rodan +FIELDS & GIVEAWAY!

If you don’t already know, the key to good makeup application is great skin. Your face is a canvas, if you have the right tools, your painting will come out flawless. For today’s Makeup Monday I have a Rodan +FIELDS product review and giveaway. My friend Laura and I will be giving away 5 mini facials, so stay tuned!

In order to figure out what kind of treatment I needed, Laura, sent me a solution tool so that she could send over the proper samples!

I received the travel sized version of the Reverse Brightening Regiment.

The travel size comes with four steps:

  • Deep exfoliating wash
  • Intensive brightening toner
  • Dual active brightening complex
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen

Bonus:

Microdermabrasion Paste

Being someone that wears a lot of makeup, I need that intense exfoliating feel, so that I know my skin is being cleaned. I am also someone that has a lot of discoloration and some dark spots. The toner and brightening complex will help to reduce those problems. We all need SPF in our lives, it is the most important part of skin care!

My first thought when I received the products in the mail is that the travel size has a pretty fair amount of product. I love the simple yet bold packaging. The white makes the products look clean, while the yellow is bright, in your face, and refreshing.

Deep exfoliating wash:

While testing out the deep exfoliant wash, the smell was incredible, I am a sucker for an orange scent, and that is exactly what I got! I received the deep exfoliate feeling just as promised, it really made me feel like I got every inch of makeup off of my face. A clean face is a happy one!

Intensive Brightening Toner:

This toner has a tingling effect, which I love, that helps me to know that the product is actually working and cleansing!

Dual active brightening complex:

This contains retinol to help keep the pesky breakouts away. It feels so soothing and applies so smoothly.

Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen:

This sunscreen is a thick consistency, it has a hint of a sunscreen smell, but not too overpowering. SPF is a great product to have on under your makeup. The sun ages you, protect the skin!

All in all, I would rate Rodan + FIELDS products a 5/5. Trust me when I say that you need it in your life.

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Some fun facts to know about Rodan +FIELDS :

  • R+F is the #1 skincare brand across all price points developed by the doctors who created Proactiv
  • They target four main skin concerns: sensitive skin issues, sun damage/hyper pigmentation, acne, and anti-aging.
  • All products come with a 60-day empty bottle, money back guarantees.
  • All products are clinically proven and result driven.

Giveaway time!! ūüéČūüéČ

5 mini facials will be given away! To enter you must:

  1. Follow this blog
  2. Follow my Instagram
  3. Follow Laura on Instagram

I will be contacting the winners on Instagram.

This giveaway will run for one week! So tell your friends, tell your family! I will be giving away 5 mini facials. 

GIVEAWAY products will include: Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask: This creamy, Kaolin clay-based cleansing mask dries quickly, drawing impurities from your pores without robbing your skin of essential moisture. This environmentally safe, finely granulated exfoliator also gently smooths out the skin and releases a skin conditioner for younger-looking, younger-feeling skin.

  • Redefine Night Renewing Serum:¬†Contains a proprietary blend of powerful peptides and Retinol to visibly improve skin texture and brighten skin. Our time-release technology keeps this anti-aging serum working all night long to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores for firmer, younger-looking skin.
  • Redefine Lip Renewing Serum:¬†Maintain fuller, younger-looking lips with REDEFINE‚ĄĘ Lip Renewing Serum. Rich with peptides and vitamin E, this unique serum helps lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooths lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.
  • Micro-Dermabrasion Paste:¬†a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth.

For personalized skin consultations, contact Laura @lookinluminouswithlaura.

Product Review: L’Or√©al Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Happy Makeup Monday! One quick question, if you could only choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? If it’s mascara, you might want to go pick this one up! I love mascara, and this one just knocked more than half of them out of the park. Today I am reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. The color that I picked up is blackest black.

Packaging:

The tube is pretty heavy duty, a chic light pink look. Just simply gorgeous! The wand is pretty big and reminds me of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced.

Formula:

The mascara isn’t a wet consistency, it’s not dry, I feel as if it is perfect.

 

Moment of truth:

I rate this mascara a 5/5! It’s pretty amazing, as you can see for yourself. It gives me so much volume, length, and color payoff.

Have your tried this mascara? If so, do you like it?

Stay beautiful.

Makeup Monday: LipSense Review

Oh my goodness! I am sure that you have heard of LipSense before, right? Well if you haven’t, I am here to tell you all about it. Basically it is this amazing liquid lipstick that is known to last for up to 18 hours! I know, crazy huh.

 



When I received my starter kit, it came in an adorable little mesh bag. It had a color liquid lipstick, a gloss, and an oops remover. It also had the application directions in it. It retails in the US for about $55.00, and you are about to find out if it was worth it or not.

This product is all about application, if it’s applied correctly, the longer it will last. You can find this product mostly online, there are tons of distributors.

APPLICATION:

Apply three thin layers of color, not letting your lips touch. After color is dry, apply gloss, and then you are ready for your day!



When I applied my LipSense, it had a tingling effect to it. I did some research and it does that to dry lips, so make sure that your lips are nice and moisturized before the application.

This product claims to be:

  • Waterproof
  • Kiss proof
  • Smudge proof
  • Rub off proof

Basically everything proof!

Believe me when I tell you that it is!! My color lasted 8 hours and it looked fabulous at the end of the day! My husband hates when I have lipstick on and he can’t kiss me. With LipSense, he can kiss me all day without a worry that he is going to have red lips himself.

Overall I rate LipSense a 5/5, I am even considering becoming a sales consultant! Let me know if you have tried LipSense before and how you feel about it.

First Impression 

The Colossal Spider Effect, Volume Express, Waterproof mascara. Whew! Isn’t that a mouth full? Today I wanted to give my thoughts on this new product and let you know if it does what it claims. When I seen the commercial, I thought that it looked amazing! It gave the model very long, spidery lashes. It claims to have a certain type of bristles that will group your lashes together to create the spider effect. Being the makeup junkie that I am, I purchased it. I also really needed a new mascara, I was pushing the last one to the LIMIT, so perfect timing. Now, without further ado, here are some pictures and thoughts on The Colossal Spider Effect.¬†

This is how the product came, your standard Maybelline packaging. It was around $7.00, pretty decent price for a drug store mascara. I picked up the color Classic Black and I always make sure to get waterproof. I love the outside of the bottle, the yellow is eye catching and the black spider web on the wand handle is straight to the point. 

MASCARA DESCRIPTION

When I first opened the mascara, I could see the little cup bristles that was described. It has the cone shaped handle, so very easy to grip. The actual wand is wide on one side, it is bigger at the top and gets smaller as it gets closer to the bottom. When you turn it wand side ways, the wand gets thinner. 

ACTUAL APPLICATION

When I first applied the product, you would have thought that today was the first day that I ever wore makeup. Super messy and just got all over the place! I know that when mascaras are new, most of them are runny, but this was more runny than any mascara I have ever used. When I am in a rush, I don’t have time to clean a ton of mascara off of my face. I want to apply and go. Yes, there will always those days when you need everything to go right and it does just the opposite. I get that, but come on now, not right off the bat! With that being said, I don’t feel as if it gave me a spider effect at all! I don’t know if I may be applying it wrong or what, but the whole thing was a disaster. However, I will give it another chance, maybe ¬†I need to apply it a few more times to get the gist of it. I refuse to throw products out that have sucky first impressions. So maybe after a few more applications, I will like the product even more, you never know. I can’t tell you how many times I have HATED a product the first time I tested it, just for it to turned out to be the best product in the world. Never give up on something, no matter what it is, just after the first try. Life can sometimes surprise you.

As for length, it gave me a little, but not like I was hoping. I will say that it did give me plenty of volume, I can always use some of that for my baby lashes (the struggle is real). Here is the application compared to my natural lashes, a difference, but not by much.

So, for my final rating of this product I would give it a 2/5. It was messy, but it did give me better volume and I liked that. It did say on great throughout the day, I haven’t noticed any transfer. Let me know if any of you have tried this mascara, maybe I am doing something wrong. I need to know your secret!! I hope that you enjoyed this first impression, I really liked making it and plan on creating some more. I am also planning a Fourth of July makeup look. If you have any request, be sure to leave them in the comment section. I would like to thank all of you for reading this post, it means the world to me to know that people actual care about what I have to say. I love you all and greatly appreciate you. Once I hit 300 followers, I plan on doing a giveaway, so make sure that you are following me!

 

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Current Favs! 

  
Hello every one, I hope you are all having a fabulous day! I would like to share a few of my current favorites, some beauty and some non beauty related. If you are interested in reading about my favorite products please keep on reading! Also feel free to follow me on Twitter, we can keep in touch and maybe become friends! 

  • My first favorite is going to have to be you guys! All of my followers have been so incredible, you guys give so much positivity and support it is incredible! I never knew that I could be part of such an amazing team. I can’t wait to see what lyes ahead for all of us. Thank you for being amazing! 
  • My next favorite is defiantly the Morphe 350 pallet! I am so in love with this bad boy and it took me a while to get my hands on it and it was worth it!  An amazing combination of matte and shimmer shades, all warm toned beautiful shadows. If it is actually in stock you can purchase your pallet on the Morphe website. Did I mention that this pallet is SUPER affordable?!  
  • Hats have been my best friend, I have been sick this month and have not felt up to doing my hair. I purchased this Nike hat on Amazon and have not taken it off. It fits my head perfectly and just hides my face so well!  I could not find a hat that fit me so well until I picked up this beauty.  
  • Speaking of being sick, the next favorite of mine is going to have to be Excederine Extra Strength medicine. I have had headaches non stop and I take two of these and BAM! There gone. These pills work pretty damn good, best medicine around.   
  • This new product I knew from the time I first seen the commercial, that I was going to love it. This is the Maybeline Lash Sensational Mascara.  This mascara seriously makes me look as if I am wearing falsies. It coats beautifully and doesn’t get clumpy! Maybeline has done it again, they are just the top drug store makeup brand for mascaras.  
  • My favorite YouTuber of the month is Amanda Endsing. She is so beautiful and just cool. I love her tutorials and snapchat stories. If you are not already following her, you should do so now!   
  • My last favorite is going to have to be the Bring it On movies! They have been on TV a lot, I own all but the last two. You can find the last two on Netflix so it’s ok.  I would like to know your favorite and your least favorite movie. I love all of them.  

Well that is going to have to be all for my favorites! Let me know what you all think! I would love to read all of your current favs. 
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    Affordable Valentine’s Day Look¬†

      
    Hey my lovelies!!!!! Today I am doing a collaboration with PaigeAlicia! She is an amazing blogger, on her blog you will find a highend Valentine’s Day Look. Feel free to go check it out and tell her that I sent you! You can also go follow her on Twitter: @paigealicia1997. If you have just happened to find yourself on my blog and haven’t yet followed, you should! You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun stuff we talk about over here. So before this is too long, let’s jump in! 

    Priming the face I went with the NYX Angel Veil skin perfecting primer. This is an amazing primer and I picked up all of these products from my local drug store. Foundation I took this amazing Wet n Wild Coverall cream foundation. This stuff means it when it says coverall. I still can’t believe I only paid 2$ for this bad boy! For concealer I went in with two different brands, I started with the instant age rewind and places the master concealer over top for a better coverage.   
     
    To set my face I took my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Poweder! I use this everyday that I wear makeup! I can’t stay away from it.   
    Contour I went in with this middle shade at the bottom and went to town. I went all out and really contoured, this is the NYX contour kit. Usually I don’t do this step often but I feel that it is Nessecary for an awesome special date like Valentine’s Day.  
     To give the cheeks a little color I took this blush from ELF and just lightly added this in above my contour and a little on the apples of the cheeks. Make sure to go over everything with your powder brush to blend and to make sure you don’t have any harsh lines. Blending is very important with any makeup look.  

    Before I highlight I like to put on my brows, this is a very affordable brow kit from Ardell. I used the darkest shade in this little quad. The little stick is a wax, make sure to apply that before the powder. This just keeps the hairs from having a mind of their own.   
    This highlight was recommended by a good friend of mine, you know who you are. I absolutely love this guy and it only cost me $6. Great pay off, especially if you get your brush just a little bit wet. Highlight where ever you feel the need. I always go crazy with this stuff! I like to hit above my brow, tops of my cheek bones, cuspids bow and down the bridge of my nose. If that’s too much just start out easy, no pressure!   
    For eyes I just took a little bit of the same contour color and placed it in my crease just to give my eyes a little bit of definition, then my favorite part of the whole look, the wing liner! Make sure that wing is sharp enough to stab somebody! We have to look super fly so I went a little more dramatic with my wing than I usually do. This is a NYX liquid liner, it works like a dream! After that I applied a little bit of mascara to prep my eyes for false lashes.   
    Falsies, no other, Ardell Demi 120. I mean, need I say more?   
     For the star of this show, Red Revolution! This is the gorgeous, red, creamy, amazing lipstick! This was about $5 and is worth every penny. Great color pay off and very long lasting!  
    This finishes the look and with the perfect outfit you are all ready for your Valentine’s Date! Make sure to carry the lipstick in your cute clutch for later touch ups! 

      Thank all of you babies for reading my blog! Let me know what you think and don’t forget to follow! 

      Xoxo 

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    Purple Overload 

         
    Happy Sunday lovelies!! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I didn’t post yesterday so I thought I would makeup for it today. I have this purple overload look I created and then I will post all about how I dye my hair! So without further ado, let’s get started. 

    • Before I did anything, I sprayed my face with the SmashBox Photo Finish Primer Water. This is going to hydrate your face and get it ready for all of the makeup that is coming.   
    • I started with the eyes because I am working with pigment and it can be very messy! I primed my lids with Mac paint pot in soft ochre. Make sure and cover your entire lid.   
    • To set that, I used a light shadow called Snow Angel. This shadow is from the Too Faced Joy to the Girls pallet.   
    • Out of that same pallet, I took cookie dough and applied that in my crease with a fluffy brush.   
    • For the lid I took Urban Decay in Flash and sprayed my brush with a little Mac fix +    
    • Over top of that, I sprayed my brush again and picked up a purple glitter pigment. I applied the pigment in the same spot I applied Flash. This is going to make the purple stand out a little bit more. I used Mac’s Fuchsia. (Holiday collection)    
    • To blend the crease and lid colors I used Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig. Connecting the crease and lid just blend, blend, blend. We don’t want any harsh lines. 
    • For brows I went with Ardells Brow defining kit.  This is amazing and affordable. I picked mine up at CVS.  
    • Foundation I used Loriel True Match in the shade Natural Buff (N3) and I used my real techniques sponge to blend.   
    • For conceal I used my tried and true Maybeline Super Stay Better Skin. I love this stuff!!! I used in under my eyes and any place I had blemishes.  My color for this concealer is Ivory.  
    • I set my foundation with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 020 Nude Beige.   
    • Blush and contour I went with Elf’s St. Lucia. Great colors and only $3!   
    • To wing out my liner I applied the NYX glam liner and in my water line I used a black liner from Buxom.   
    • On my bottom lashes I went in with a mixture of Morphe’s Radience and the Kat Von D Danzig. Just to give is some color and smoke it so it all looks even.    
    • To prep my lashes for falsies I applied Wet n wild mega length mascara. For my bottoms lashes, I used NYX color mascara in purple.   
    • Falsies I applied Elf lashes, just the natural kit. These are also $3.   
    • To highlight my face I used Becca Moonstone. Absolute favorite highlight shade.    
    • Finally, for lips I used Mac’s Heoine! A beautiful purple shade. I have a blog on my top 3 Favorite Mac Lipsticks, feel free to go check it out!   

    And that’s all! You’re done! If you recreate this look I would love to see it! Tag me on Twitter (@kelseydawnprov1).  Thank you for reading! Please like, comment and follow! I follow back!