Makeup Products I Use

I am so excited to make this post!! I use a combination of high end and drug store products to create a pretty and affordable everyday makeup look!

I start off by moisturizing my face and I use my old trusty tub of Cetaphil moisturizer that seems to never run out. Really, I swear this jar is bottomless haha. This is available like everywhere. I get mine at either Target or Walmart. (Price – $10.93)Image result for cetaphil moisturizer

Next, I prime my skin with the L’Oreal Magic Lumi primer. This gives my dull, dry skin a subtle glow and I am obsessed with it. I used to think primer was a gimmick until I ran out of this primer and had to apply my makeup without it for a couple days. The difference is huge! If you have dry skin, I definitely recommend this primer!! (Price – $12.29)L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Primer


I do my eyebrows next, and I know this is like not normal but it makes sense in a second. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade “Chocolate”. I actually have always used the shade “Dark Brown” but when I went to Ulta, they were completely out of my color, so I picked up “Chocolate” and it looked identical. The only difference I can notice is that “Chocolate” is a little tiny bit more red than “Dark Brown”, but it works fine. I swear by this product and I have been using it since I have been doing my makeup and I will never use anything else on my brows!! (Price – $18)Image result for abh dipbrow

After brows, I go in and carve my brows out with concealer. For this concealer, I use the NYX  Full Coverage Concealer Jar. I honestly probably use a different shade every time I run out, I just grab whichever one looks pretty light. I go in heavy with the concealer because it gets covered by foundation in the next step anyway. Carving your brows fixes any mistakes you made with your brows and cleans up any places where you may have gone out of line or drew on a little too thick. This also helps to conceal any little eyebrow hairs that start to grow back. This stuff works amazing and its super cheap! I recommend this to anyone looking for a cream concealer. (Price – $2.43)

Next I apply foundation. I use the Maybelline Better Skin foundation in the shade “Medium Beige”. I have used high end foundations that I loved, but it justgot way too expensive so I went on the hunt for a good drug store foundation and my best friend recommended this one. I absolutely love everything about this stuff. It blends easy, it has awesome coverage, it doesn’t oxidize, it looks very natural and beautiful, and it feels light weight. This is honestly everything I could have wished for in a foundation. I have a yellow undertone and this honestly matches me perfectly. I am obsessed! I definitely recommend for anyone who has dry skin. I like to apply with a foundation brush and then dab over with a damp beauty sponge to get the smoothest finish and to remove excess. (Price – $11.99)Image result for maybelline better skin

My next step is concealer, but I use a the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer instead of the NYX one. This one, I find, blends smoother and has a much more light weight feel than the NYX one. If I use the NYX concealer under my eyes, my makeup looks cakey and my concealer would have already creased after just a few hours. This concealer is awesome! I used to use the Too Faced Born This Way concealer, but when I ran out I tried this one because it is much cheaper, and I love it. I do not see myself purchasing a high end concealer in the future. I apply with the applicator (under my eyes, on my chin, forehead, and down the bridge of my nose) then I blend it out with a damp beauty sponge. (Price – $6.79)

Next, I bake using the Coty Airspun powder. I actually don’t use the translucent powder, but the shade “Naturally Neutral”, its still very light but it blends into my foundation better and I just like a little bit of color in my loose powder, but that’s just personal preference.  I apply the powder (a lot!!!) with a damp beauty sponge everywhere that I put the concealer and I leave the bake for a few minutes. I also dip my powder brush into the powder and apply a layer over the rest of my face that isn’t being baked. I find that a thin layer of the loose powder over my foundation allows for a much easier bronzer application. (Price – $7.99)Image result for coty airspun powder

I don’t use eyeshadow everyday, but when I do I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I leave my under eyes baking while I apply my eye makeup and I brush off the rest of my face loose powder. For a basic look, I use the shades “Warm Taupe” and “Raw Sienna” in my crease, then I go in with “Cyprus Umber” and a little bit of “Red Ochre” in the outer corner of my eyes and on the bottom lash line. For a little bit of extra oomph, I add “Primavera” in the inner corner to the middle of my eyelid. (Price – $42)

The next product I use is bronzer. Before I apply, I wipe off my bake and then go in with my bronzer. I have used the Too Faced Cocoa Contour palette as well as the Too Faced Dark Cocoa bronzer. My single bronzer cracked and I threw it away, and now I’ve hit pan on this palette, so I ordered the Benefit Hoola bronzer and I am so super excited to try it out and let y’all know how I like it! (Price – $42)Image result for too faced contour

After I apply my bronzer, I add some blush. I use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush in the shade “Risque”. This blush is a peachy/pinky blush and I love it so much. I have used this faithfully for a year and a half and I love it so much. This is the blush shade of my dreams and I cannot even imagine using a different blush.   (Price – $29)



Next, I use mascara. You may have noticed that I didn’t talk about eyeliner and that’s because I don’t wear any, haha. I have small, hooded eyes so when I wear eyeliner, it makes my eyes appear smaller and the eyeliner transfers to my eyelid and it just looks like a hot mess. I do love this mascara, though. It makes my lashes look amazing without clumping. The only thing that I don’t absolutely love about this product, however, is that it is very wet and takes a little while to dry. WARNING: Do not sneeze within a few minutes of applying. I speak from experience. (Price – $23)Image result for mascara better than sex

Next step is highlighter. I don’t like a crazy, dramatic glow, but rather a more subtle, soft, and natural one. I also really don’t like the look of a white highlighter. I tend to use gold or pink ones. My main go-to highlighters are the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade “Gilded Honey”. I love this shade because its almost the same as my skin, so it just adds a nice glow to my skin without being so dramatic. My next one is the e.l.f Baked Highlighter in the shade “Blush Gems”. This product has a pinkish glow and is very pretty on the skin. The only thing about that highlighter is that when you buy it, you have to scratch off the first layer with your fingernail to get a good result. (Prices – Laura Geller: $26, e.l.f.: $3.99)highlighters
My last and final (and favorite) step is lipstick!!!! I tend to reach for liquid lipsticks because of the application and matte finish. My go-to lipstick is the NYX Lip Lingerie in shade “Exotic”. It’s so hard to find nudes that look flattering on my skin tone and this one is so beautiful even though its not actually considered a “nude” in comparison to the other “nudes”. I do wear red lips a lot (like a lot, a lot) and whenever I do I always use the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in the shade “Lady Balls”. The Too Faced formula is my absolute #1 favorite in the whole world ever. The only problem is that the shade range is very slim and the only shades from them that I can wear are “Lady Balls” and “Bend and Snap”. I also love Kylie Cosmetics liquid lips, but I tend not to order much from them because I hate ordering makeup and I would much rather buy in store than online. (Prices – NYX: $7, Too Faced: $21)Image result for nyx lip lingerie exoticImage result for too faced lady balls




Total for full face: $239.42

I love makeup and I love talking about beauty so if you have any questions about any products mentioned, please feel free to comment or tweet or dm me about them! I’m also always up for new suggestions so please leave me some recommendations!! Thank you so much for spending a little bit of your day, or night, with me.


Makeup Products I Use

Your Worth


ruby-transpShe is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:15

When we are little girls, we dream of “Prince Charming” and we look and look for him, and somehow along the way, our expectations for this man decreases until we have little to no expectations at all. Tonight I pray that we, as young women, do not forget that Prince Charming we had always dreamed of. It is amazing to know that God has a man out there for us, and that that man is out there, living his life and waiting for us just as we are waiting for him! This man was created especially for us and this man will respect and love us more than we can even imagine! I cannot wait for that man to join me in my journey. I have prayed for the man God has intended for me everyday since I was a little girl and I know that every passing day is a day closer to getting to spend my life with him! We cannot get used to the way some boys treat women in our world and confuse boys asking for pictures and rating us high out of a scale from 1-10 for love. That is a crooked way of thinking. God has our Prince Charming here! You must always remember to be patient with God’s timing! God is preparing your heart and your Prince Charming’s heart right now for your fairy tale romance and it will begin as soon as you both are ready!I pray that young women all over know that they are worth more than what boys think of them. We should be waiting for a man of God, not a boy of the week. Jesus died on the cross so that we could know how priceless we are. He died on the cross to show us that we are worth more than the names boys call us, the ratings they give us. He died to tell us that we are beautiful and worthy of love! “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7 Let us, as young women, refuse to believe the rude things that boys call us or say about us and not to forget to believe that Jesus died for us! He died so that we could live and love and know that our Father has a plan for our lives! “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

I also pray that we do not lose that belief in love because of damage that a past relationship has done to our hearts. I believe in love because I believe in GOD! “We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 We cannot allow ourselves to harbor hatred in our hearts and not allow ourselves to love fully again. Bad people and bad situations are put in our lives to teach us lessons so that we can learn from them, not to ruin our lives!! “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18 In Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us that He has a plan for us, plans to give us a hope and a future and we must never forget that! We must always trust God’s plans for us and remember that we do not always know what is best for us!!!! For in John 13:7, Jesus says “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”


Do not forget to seek your Prince Charming.

Your Worth

40 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

  1. Wash your face! This may sound so obvious but I didn’t really start taking care of my skin until the summer after I graduated high school and I regret not starting a better routine sooner.
  2. Pray about everything, and don’t forget to thank God for answering your prayers!! This is very important & a very BIG deal.
  3. Also that just because you pray for something, no matter how good it sounds to you at the moment, God decides in the end whether that is something that you need right now. God knows what we need in our life far better than we ever could.
  4. Don’t be a makeup snob and only use high-end products. There are fabulous drug store products at a fraction of the price.
  5. Don’t splurge and spend all of your graduation money on stupid stuff!!!!! Please for the love of GOD!!!!!
  6. If someone wants to be in your life, you will know. If you find yourself questioning what you mean to someone, stop immediately. You are worth more than that.
  7. Don’t talk to boys who only text you late at night.
  8. Don’t kill yourself for a grade. Once you’re out of high school, no one cares what your graduating rank or GPA was.
  9. Pick a major that makes you happy! Please don’t make a big life decision based on only salary – even though that definitely helps.
  10. Please know that you are important, smart, and beautiful and do not depend on a boy to tell you those things before you begin to believe them.
  11. Write more. Keep a journal. Write when you’re sad, write when you’re happy, write when you’re excited or mad. It’s more fun than you know to reread old journal entries.
  12. If you think someone looks nice, tell them. Make this a habit.
  13. Actually, if you have any positive thought, say it out loud. “I like those shoes!” or “You smell so good!” will make someone happy in two seconds. Just tell them.
  14. Say thank you for even the tiniest of things.
  15. Clothes are clothes and no one really cares or can even tell if you spent $50 or $5 on a shirt.
  16. Let go & let God. He knows exactly where He’s taking you and will get you there right on time.
  17. Study more. But if I’m being honest, cramming works just as well as studying a little each day, for me at least.
  18. You don’t have to go to church to be a good Christian. Go because you enjoy it.
  19. A broken heart is nothing that a little prayer can’t fix.
  20. Don’t drop your friends for a boy. You will need those friends when he starts acting like an idiot.
  21. If your boyfriend doesn’t like your friends, please don’t keep him around.
  22. Don’t stay friends with someone just because you see them everyday.
  23. Talk to God often. When you’re alone is the perfect time to just stop everything and talk to Him. He loves to hear from His children.
  24. Spend more time with your grandparents.
  25. Don’t be so hung up on what people think about you. It’s not a big deal, I promise. If you live your life to please others and not yourself, you will be so exhausted.
  26. The majority of people are inherently good. Don’t be so afraid to talk to people.
  27. Pray for the people around you. Even if you don’t think they’re struggling with anything, just do it. Pray for your parents, your siblings, your friends, etc.
  28. Get a good, protective phone case. Sure the thin cases are cute but a cracked screen is definitely not.
  29. Be nice to your teachers. They’re doing their best too.
  30. Sit in the front of classes that you know you’re going to struggle in.
  31. Be mindful of people’s feelings when you speak to them.
  32. The right person will come when you’re ready.
  33. Everyone messes up sometimes. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
  34. Take pictures of everything. Well maybe not everything but a lot of things.
  35. It’s okay to need help sometimes.
  36. You’re not “too cool” for anything.
  37. Don’t be afraid to tell someone what’s bothering you. Also, if someone pisses you off, let them now. Talk about problems. Don’t sweep them under the rug.
  38. Help your mom out around the house. Before she asks you to.
  39. Whatever you’re freaking out about, it’s probably not as big a deal as you think it is.
  40. Be more patient.
40 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me