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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Makeup Picks

Welcome back my friends! Today I will sharing with you my fall makeup picks! Thanks to the lovely weather we are currently having in Florida, it is still summer here. However, to many of you it is now fall (and borderline winter) weather! Fall is my favorite season, I love the change in weather and the beautiful color change of the greenery! Of course, I always love the changing trends in makeup when fall occurs. I scanned my makeup collection and picked out pieces I know that I will use in the fall a lot more (and products I highly recommend to my friends!) That being said, lets get going to why I recommend this products!

Inglot AMC Eye Shadows - Review
One of my favorite eye makeup looks is using the gold (AMC Shine 07) and cranberry (AMC Shine 12) from this Inglot palette during the fall (this old blog post being an example of a similar look I've created using different makeup products!). I've raved about Inglot eyeshadows multiple times on this blog now and they are one of my favorite eyeshadows I own. If you have an Inglot counter near you, I implore you to go there and swatch your life away. I promise you that you will be impressed with the quality of these shadows.

Inglot AMC Pigment in 69
This antique gold pigment is to DIE for. While I have used this pigment in other months, this shade of gold will look stunning in the fall when its paired with cranberrys or green (example using the pigment). For those of you who are concerned with fall out, I can assure you that as long as you tap away the excess you should not have much issue with eyeshadow fall out.

Jordana Twist n Shine Balm Stains in Honey Love and Cranberry Crush
Jumbo lip pencils are a great lip product to have on hand. These ones by Jordana are moisturizing and the color intensity can be built up from sheer to medium! Honey Love is a darker nude that I love wearing when the weather gets warmer. Cranberry Crush is a perfect sheer berry or a bold statement. I don't see these having a staining effect, but I do enjoy them nevertheless.

Nars Blush in Deep Throat - Review
While Orgasm certainly gets a whole lotta love in the blogger world, I have to say that Deep Throat knocks it out of the park (in my humble opinion). This peachy pink blush has a slight amount of shimmer while Orgasm has a huge amount of shimmer which can make it slightly unwearable. My love for this blush is seen by my feature of Deep Throat in Top High End Blushes. Within the past month or so, I have consistently used Deep Throat on days which I have been wearing makeup. If there is one blush from Nars you should try out, definitely go for this one! I will certainly pick up the full size of this blush when I run out!

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Enhancing Shadow & Liner Smokey Hazel Eyes
An old staple of mind in my makeup collection, I have to say that this little eyeshadow palette screams fall to me (thanks to the beautiful taupe and cranberry). This is a very well loved drugstore palette of mine and I used to travel with this constantly before the packaging broke on me! I highly recommend using a sponge tip applicator for these eyeshadows, for some reason or another using a flat eyeshadow brush won't pick up color as effectively with this formulation.

Sleek Blush by 3 in Pumpkin
I have fallen in love with blush in Pumpkin Pie (yes, the orange blush)! I initially did not think it would look good on me with my yellow undertone, but this blush gave me a really nice surprise! Its the main blush I use in the palette mainly because I'm too attached to it. A little bit of this bad boy goes a long way, especially if you have light/medium skintone. I use either the Elf Studio Complexion Brush or Real Techniques Multitasker Brush to apply and I have not had an issue with over application (but if you do accidentally over apply, just dab a bit of translucent powder on a brush and then start blending away!).

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Stellar
I hate to recommend a limited edition blush, but this is a honestly my favorite blush to wear during the colder months. This is a brown blush with a hint of shimmer that I adore (as seen by the fact that I have hit pan on it. If you don't like how brown this blush is, Exposed by Tarte is a bit more on the pink/mauver side from the swatches I've seen online.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone
This is another eyeshadow palette I love dearly (but pretty much only use in the colder months). On the left side, this palette has some beautiful browns that will create a beautiful natural makeup look. And on the right side, there is a complementary selection of greens. The right side has my favorite eyeshadow color, the definer color. I created a look here using this palette last holiday season and I have to say that this palette is worth getting just for this definer color. It's just that special!

What are the products that you'll be gravitating towards during the colder months? Let me know in the comment section below if you have any recommendations for me!

Friday, October 17, 2014

#MakeuplessMonday Review: Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash

Hey guys! So this is my last old video that I need to post before my blog is currently up to date with my youtube videos. Which now means I will post new content soon (YAY!) For this video, I will be reviewing the Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash. I think that this is a good moisturizer for those of you looking for one that is really gentle! For more of an in depth review, do check out the video!

What cleanser have you been using? Let me know in the comment section below!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Top 20 Under $20 Makeup Products

Hey guys! This is the second to last video I will be posting that has been delayed from being on my blog! This video talks about the products I feel are products that are affordable and worth checking out! All of these products I would recommend very strongly! I'm hoping these suggestions would be great for those of you who are just starting out with makeup and have literally no idea what to buy. Hopefully I could help some people out here ^_^ And if you wanted an update to where I've been, check this post.

Products Mentioned:
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Dark Brown - Review
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in Medium Beige - Review
Elf Studio Golden Bronzer in Golden
Elf Studio High Definition Powder in Sheer
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
Inglot AMC Eyeshadows - Review
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond - Review
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in Nude Beige
Mac Lipsticks (Brave, Rebel, and Syrup)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Milani Blush in Luminoso
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Waterproof Eyeliner
Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Mellow Wine
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment
Wet n Wild Fergie Take the Day Eyeshadow Primer in For My Primas - Review

What are your favorite products under $20? Let me know so I can add to my never ending to buy list!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#MakeuplessMonday Review: Lush Cupcake Mask

Hey guys! For today's delayed video post, I have here a review of the Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. This has been one of my favorite masks that I have used for awhile now! Definitely try it out if you have oily skin! This makes my skin soooo smooth and deep cleans my face pretty well. Hope you find the review informative! And if you are interested in where I've been, I made a post about it here

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GRWM 7 - Gold & Purple Eye Makeup

Finally getting around to posting this old Get Ready With Me video up on my blog! I completely adore this look, and I hope you guys enjoy this one as well! Oh, and in case you have been wondering where I have been click here.

Makeup Worn:

Becca Fine Pressed Powder in Wheat
Benefit Porefessional Primer - Review
CoverGirl and Olay Concealer Balm in Light
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Warm Beige - Review
CoverGirl Eyeshadow Trio in Golden Sunset
Elf Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum
Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
Wet n Wild MegaLiner in Black

Let me know what you guys think of the look in the comment section below!

Monday, October 13, 2014

An Update of Sorts... WHERE ON EARTH IS PAULINE?!

Hey guys! So I just wanted to stop by and give you a (long overdue) update (in case any of my viewers were curious and all). First off, I would like to thank everyone who has been supportive of me in my time off. You guys are the best, seriously! I've been literally driving myself crazy with the amount of studying I've been doing. Mad props to bloggers who are full time college students and blog on a consistent basis (and I bow down to bloggers who blog on a daily basis). I don't know how you guys do it!

Long story short, school has really taken a toll on me within the past couple of months. It took over any allotted time that I had planned for blogging and making youtube videos. As such, I've been a ghost on almost all my social media (minus instagram). While I genuinely love blogging and do use this as a stress relief of sorts, blogging still placed an enormous amount of pressure and stress that I could not have upon me with the class load I am taking.

Now that I have successfully completely my first round of exams (YAY!), I have decided to slowly reintegrate myself back into blogging. I'll probably start off with one post a week and hopefully work my way up. I take my blogging very seriously, and I never want to half-ass my reviews or makeup looks. They'll come whenever they are ready, and they will come I promise. Youtube videos... may not come until December (aka whenever my semester is over). Videos are more time consuming than blogs...and somethings gotta give, ya know? School comes first at the end of the day.

That being said I have a bit of an announcement to make in regards to my makeup purchasing philosophy. I have decided boycott all makeup brand that supports Israel. I first heard of the boycott from the lovely Iqra over at The Blushing Giraffe (her post here is very informative and detailed and I highly suggest you check it out!). I've followed her blog extensively for awhile now (I want to say easily more than six months...maybe more than a year?! Don't recall an exact date unfortunately). Essentially, I have decided that boycotting Israel was the right thing to do.

For years I have been thoroughly disappointed by the International Community for not actively addressing and pursuing for Palestinian people to finally have a state of their own. Approximately 5 million Palestinians have been displaced since the 1940s and a number of human rights violations have been inflicted on the Palestinian people. By boycotting these makeup brands, I am am showing my voice where I will not stand by and condone this any longer.

That being said, please do not think that because I am boycotting companies affiliated with Israel that I am an Anti-Semitic. I am a firm believer in human rights, and I believe that the people of Palestine have been silenced for far too long. As a (newly minted) Political Science major myself, I cannot turn a blind eye to this whatsoever.

So as such, I urge to you my fellow bloggers to boycott major corporations such as Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, and Proctor and Gamble to stop funding Israel. If you need any additional motivation, the majority of these companies also condone animal testing. Furthermore, CoverGirl (one of my favorite brands and part of Proctor and Gamble) refuses to drop its NFL sponsorship in the face of the domestic violence scandal. After addressing my conscience and morals, it is clear what I need to do.

However, I will fulfill my promise to you guys and review any makeup products that I have previously promised for the brands I am boycotting. Those reviews are now on a top priority list and will probably be turned around within the next couple of weeks.

For those of you who are interested in boycotting, check out here for a comprehensive list of brands that are known to be affiliated with Israel. If you are still interested, check out here for another 11 well known brands that fund Israel.

For those of you who stuck around and read through this whole entire post, thank you guys so much for listening to me. While I understand that not everyone will share my opinion, I hope that I did bring some awareness to the boycott. I won't be surprised if I will have some followers unsubscribe from me. If you are sticking around for the long run, stay tuned to me updating my blog with old youtube videos that I haven't gotten around posting (bad Pauline, I know!) and a new blog post that will come out soon! Oh, and to my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#MakeuplessMonday Review: Aveeno Active Naturals Protect & Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen

Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing Aveeno Active Naturals Protect & Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30. Quick overview is that I do enjoy the sunscreen, it has a slightly more watery consistency then the Hawaiian Tropic Ultra Radiance Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15. Slight downside though, it has less product than the Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen and is more expensive. However, I do think that the Aveeno is better suited for those of you who have sensitive skin! My sister is really sensitive and she can use this product (which is a huge plus, because prior to that she could've only used one other sunscreen)! Hope you guys enjoyed the video and thank you for watching! 

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