My First Makeup Review

Before I jump into my review, let’s take care of business. I received this Origins Skin Cooling Primer, free full size bottle, in my VoxBox from Influenster.

Now let’s get to my review ๐Ÿ˜

Most of you know I am still new to the world of makeup. Lipstick used to be he only thing I’d wear. I’ve acquired some knowledge and I’m working on expanding my makeup skills.

I started using primer probably about 6 months ago, and saw a bit of a difference in my makeup, but not much. So when I received this primer in my VoxBox, I wasn’t all that excited about it.

Oh but let me tell you how that quickly changed.

So here it is, I’m in my bathroom about to do my makeup. I shake up the primer bottle and squeeze/spray some out (It’s in an aerosol can). The primer is cool to the touch, and when you put it on your skin it’s just as cool! There’s a tinge of a cooling sensation.

I rubbed it all over my face evenly, and it made my face look a little ashy, but I wasn’t trippin’.

BAAAAAAAABY!

When I began to apply my foundation, it went on so smoothly and so effortlessly. I had never experienced that before.

So my first thought was ok, let’s see if this will be like this every time I use it.

I used the primer for two weeks, and I loved the results every time. My makeup has never consistently looked this good in my opinion.

This primer is awesome! The fact that it cools the skin is great! My makeup went on so smoothly each time I wore it. Another thing I noticed was that my face was a lot less oily by the end of the day, when I used this primer. Also to be noted, the Origins primer is made without Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PABA, Petrolatum, Paraffin, DEA, Animal Ingredients*

*except cruelty free Honey & Beeswax

Overall, I love his product and I will most definitely be purchasing in the future. Discovering this primer has LowKey motivated me to play in my makeup more often.

Have you tried it? What do you think about it?

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Pastels in Winter, whaaaat?

It’s 2018, and people are still holding onto those traditional rules of fashion. “Don’t wear white after Labor Day, no bright colors in winter”.

Where is it written that we HAVE to wear dark colors in winter?

Wherever it is, throw the whole book away ๐Ÿšฎ

Just last week my mom was freaking out about a wearing a dress because it was too bright.

I personally feel as if bright colors should purposely be worn in winter. I think the colors will liven your spirits as most of us are already salty about the cold.

With anything, it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.

Make your winter wardrobe pop with some pastels. Wear that pastel peacoat over your favorite turtle neck, dark wash denim, and a fly bootie.

With your personal style, your winter pastel possibilities are endless.

The dress featured in this post, I’ve owned since November 2016. It was originally purchased to wear to the Formation World Tour. ( Check out that experience here ) Thanks to a mix up, it was delivered the day of, and I had to scramble for an alternate, as the dress would be delivered while I was en route to the show.

As a person who would wait for a special occasion to wear items in my wardrobe, I’m telling you to WEAR YOUR PIECES. The occasion may never come, so wear them.

Bottom line, wear what you want, when you want, how you want.

Dress: Fashion Nova

Shoes: GoJane

Choker: Fashion Nova

** I wrote this post before shooting photos of me in the dress. Well the photos didn’t make it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. I’ll do the shoot over then, post the pics. **

Sarah Stylinโ€™

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to play dress up. There’s something about putting outfits together and prancing around in them that makes me happy. It’s kind of weird because I’m not a girly woman or a tomboyish woman, I’m somewhere in the middle.

Nonetheless, I love styling myself and other people. I know there are certain fashion trends everyone follows, but being able to style in-spite of trends is not something everyone can do.

Little known fact, I’ve always wanted to be a stylist. I’m not really sure why I’ve never told anyone that, but strangely enough people are always asking me to help them create a look or find pieces for them.

As a believer in the law of attraction, I’ve decided to run with this. There’s a reason why I love to create various looks, and others have asked on several occasions to style them.

I’ve created a section on my blog called “Stylin“, and here I will post different style photos I take. So don’t be a stranger to that section.

Here in this post, I’ve included photos from a session I like to call In living color. The look was inspired by the kick off of Mardi Gras ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› season and of course the 90s. The jacket pictured, is one my mom has had for as long as I can remember. It’s an ode to New Orleans, one of my favorite cities.

90s fashion is my passion, I love everything about it! Majority of my looks will have 90’s incorporated somehow.

So stay tuned! I’m low key excited about this new venture, who knows where it’ll lead. For now, I’ll just have fun with it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Broken crayons still make lipstick?

  

I’m not a makeup enthusiast, but I do love my lipsticks. Being a mother of two boys, I spend lots of money on lipstick because they break them, or use them as colors/paint. I have photos and videos to prove this. Now now, don’t say “well you should put them where they can’t get them”, because I do. Somehow they always manage to find them. I generally buy drugstore brands because they don’t require me to spend much, and I’m not too terribly upset when I have to replace them. 

Porque de mis dos chicos (because of my two boys), I also have a crapload of broken crayons. I typically buy crayons once a month. 

Thanks to dear ol’ Pinterest, I was searching ways to make my own lipsticks. Well, because quite frankly I’m tired of replacing lipstick, so I figured I’d make my own. Anywho, I came across several ways to make my own lipsticks. For some reason, the tutorials using crayons jumped out at me. Y’all! I was really impressed by this, all those fun lip colors. Like really! Then I got mad because I thought about all the broken crayons I trash, that I could’ve been making lipsticks with. 

Just about all the tutorials used some sort of oil and melted crayons to acheive the final product. I thought easy enough, I’ll give it a go. So I went out and got crayons for myself, and some containers to store each color in. As far as I know, crayons are fairly safe. I mean kids eat them, ya know. Plus they can’t be any worse than any of the makeup products out. 

Now that I had a fresh box of crayons, I was ready to begin. To begin with I only chose 6 colors. I put a tablespoon of coconut oil into a small glass, along with a crayon. I then placed the glass into a pot of boiling water. It took about two minutes for the crayon to melt into the oil.  

 

I did this for each color. Third crayon in, and the glass cracked. I resorted to using these little red plastic cups I had. They work just as fine. I used the same amount of oil, I just broke the crayon into two pieces.  

 

With this method, I stirred the mixture with a skewer, so the crayon wouldn’t get stuck in the crevices of the cup. I poured each mixture into portion cups. To my surprise, they were fairly creamy once solidified. 

Heres what I ended up with for this test run.  Pretty neat if I must say so. 

By the time I had finished each one, my boys were still napping, so I applied each color. The colors were freakin awesome, and after I wiped them off, my lips were super soft. The only con I have is that they were more like lip balm/stain rather than lipstick.  That’s actually fine for now. I’m going to get beeswax or something and play with the measurements until it’s a creamy consistency to my liking. All in all I’m pretty satisfied. A great perk to this is that I can mix colors or add glitter. 

Now I’ll be a little more hesitant to trash broken crayons. If the boys manage to get into them, I can say that they are still technically crayons. You guys know the saying “Broken crayons still color”? Now I can say ” Broken crayons still make lipstick”

As I tweak the formula, I’ll come back and update!

  Here’s the purple, and it lasted a few hours. 


*Update* 

Here’s a look at the green crayon lipstick. I used it for a Mardi Gras themed photo. 

 

 


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