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Mary Kay Spring Products!

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MARY KAY SPRING PRODUCTS REVIEW!

I received all of these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. If anyone wants to know how Influenster works, I will be glad to answer any questions!

These are all of the items included in the box:

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1) Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in “I ‚̧ Black”

Mary Kay 8

RETAIL PRICE: $15.00

 PROS:
-Goes on well
-Does not clump
-Dries quickly
 
  CONS:
-Wobbly brush
-Short bristles (good for short eyelashes, I have long ones)
 
  OVERALL:
– I enjoyed this mascara, it went on well and dried quickly so I could use my curling trick at the end. I would definitely recommend this mascara, especially for people who have short lashes that want an extra oomph!
 

2) Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in “Apricot Twist”

 
PROS:
RETAIL PRICE: $14.00

RETAIL PRICE: $14.00

-Light spring color
-Goes with any browns/blacks/beige 
-Soft!
-Lasts all day long
 
 CONS:
-None!
 
  OVERALL:
-Usually I don’t like cream eye shadows, although, Mary Kay did a great job in making sure that it does not clump up in one spot. The color lasts and is easy to apply. I would definitely recommend this color for your collection. It goes well with¬†a lot of colors and it can be worn in the day or at night!

3) Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in “Shy Blush”¬†

RETAIL PRICE: $12.00

PROS:
-Goes on well
-Perfect spring shade
-Shimmery
 
  CONS:
-None!
 
  OVERALL:
– I LOVED this blush! It is the perfect color for spring. Really allows your cheek bones to POP without the dark color. This color is absolutely perfect for spring, and even summer!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4) Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder

PROS:
RETAIL PRICE: $16.00

RETAIL PRICE: $16.00

-Keeps your face matte all day
-Translucent so it matches any face
-Light
-Lasts all day long
 
  CONS:
-I would have loved a little shimmer
 
  OVERALL:
-I was actually very excited about this product because I use a powder cover up to stay matte all day long. This translucent powder is great and definitely a must have especially for the spring or summer because it is HOT HOT HOT and we all know how oily our faces get.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5) Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in “Jet Black”

RETAIL PRICE: $18.00

PROS:
 -Goes on smoothly and easily
 -Love the brush it comes with!
 -Does not smudge 
 
  CONS:
 -None!
 
  OVERALL:
 РI absolutely LOVED this liner. So easy to use and goes on extremely well. It might look small but these pots last forever! Definitely recommend this as a must have. It can be used in so many different ways and is worth the cost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6) Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in “light-medium”

RETAIL PRICE: $18.00

PROS:
-Nice shimmer
-Great color for spring
-Lasts all day long
 
  CONS:
-Costly for the amount given
 
  OVERALL:
-I’m not sure if this is the actual full-size but it does not seem like enough for the price. Other than that, it is a great bronzer for spring. It really helps you avoid the dark colors of winter but still allows you to give yourself a nice contour.¬†
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7) Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in “Mango Tango”

RETAIL PRICE: $14.00

PROS:
 -Goes on smoothly and easily
 -Lovely color
 -Smells yummy!
 
  CONS:
 -Costly for the amount given
 
  OVERALL:
 РOther than the price, I loved this lip color! It is the color for spring and goes on very nicely. It  also goes well for multiple skin tones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8) Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush

RETAIL PRICE: $10.00 (The brush on the top)

PROS:
-Great brush
-Works best with cream eye shadows
-Doubles as a concealer brush
 
  CONS:
-None!
 
  OVERALL:
-Love this brush, its semi-stiff and applies eye shadows very well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9) Mary Kay Poudre Brush

RETAIL PRICE: ? (The brush on the bottom)

PROS:
 -Great brush for powder!
 -Material feels great on skin
 
  CONS:
 -None!
 
  OVERALL:
¬†–¬†Great brush, can double as a blush brush as well!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MY MARY KAY SUN-KISSED GLAM LOOK!

 
Mary Kay Face 3Excuse my eyebrows! They’re a little messy today.
I used all of the Mary Kay Products I received in this look!
 
Overall, I loved all of these products! They all were made with quality and work really well.
 
I already got compliments on my lip color!
 
Let me know what you guys think! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
xoxo,
sammysalterego ‚̧
 

Late night random thoughts.

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Happy belated Easter to all those who celebrated and happy belated 4/20 to the rest of you!

I’ve realized lately how easy it is to regret something you’ve done in your life. Whether it is a simple decision you made or if it was life altering, you never really know the effect it is going to give you until quite sometime after.

I’ve found myself asking the question: “Am I going to regret this?” more often than I ever have lately before I do something. Yet, I have also noticed that sometimes I take a risk not caring how it will affect me later, simply because life is short and you should take some risks.

If I have any advice to offer about decision making, I would definitely recommend taking a second to think about the effect that it will have on you. You’ll find yourself more at peace when you know that you took the time to contemplate what the right thing to do is.

Oh, and if you are thinking about a specific decision you need to make while reading this, which I know you are ūüėČ I think you should take the risk, because frankly its better to live and learn. No one’s perfect, remember that.

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

p.s. why is this blog post so random?

p.p.s always look sexy, because if you look sexy you feel sexy and if you feel sexy you can accomplish anything in this world.

What do you think?

xoxo,
sammysalterego

Eyelashes to kill for!

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Yes, these are my REAL eyelashes! (apologizes for the blurry picture)

Obviously I already have long eyelashes, but unfortunately I don’t wake up with them like this.

If fake lashes aren’t your thing, use these tips to help you get the longest length possible!

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My secret:

  1. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying your mascara.
  2. Use eyelash primer (optional)
  3. Apply Mascara to lashes
  4. Wait until they dry
  5. Curl again with eyelash curler

MY MASCARA:

  • Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal (Retail: $6-$10)

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MY EYELASH CURLER:

  • Shu Uemura (Retail: $15-$20)

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XOXO,

sammysalterego

NAILS.

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Here’s my current nail situation. Matte is totally in right now and you just can’t go wrong with a matte coat on any color. Plus little diamond accents on my ring finger (since I can’t have the real ones)

Let me know what you think!

Nail Color: Black
Matte: OPI matte coat

The perfect & affordable nude lip!

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THE PERFECT & AFFORDABLE NUDE LIP!

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We all know how difficult it is to find the perfect nude lip color for your skin. I’ve gone through so many different shades in an effort to find the perfect color match for my skin tone, not to mention sort of burning a hole in my wallet with expensive brands.¬†I’ve given up on spending big bucks on make-up looks that can be much more affordable, and I hope I can help out my fellow make-up lovers save some cash as well!

STEP 1: NO LIP LOOKS GOOD WHEN CHAPPED! (SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU HAVE LUSCIOUS SMOOTH LIPS) 

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Let’s get real, no one likes a chapped lip. If you keep wondering why no lipstick/lip-gloss/etc. looks good on you, your problem is most likely a chapped lip. The key to fixing this is time and moisture…aka USE CHAPSTICK, DUH! Use chapstick when you wake up, when you’re eating, when you’re at work, when you’re at school…basically all the time! Most importantly when you sleep. I don’t care what kind of chapstick you use as long as it moisturizes and has sunscreen. Once you see results, keep using it in order to prevent your lips from getting chapped again.

 

 

STEP 2: USE YOUR FOUNDATION! 

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Surprise! Surprise! This is the trick to a perfect and affordable nude lip. Your liquid foundation is as close as you’re going to get to a nude that matches and compliments your face perfectly. Not to mention you already have it, therefore you do not have to buy anything extra! I’m basically giving you a nude lipstick for free here, be thankful! Apply your foundation on your lips using a lip brush, if you do not have one your fingers will work just fine. Now, it’s going to give you a dry matte look which means it won’t have any shine. Depending on the type of look you are going for, this might be as far as you go.

 

 

STEP 3: GIVE IT SHINE!

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If you’re like me you love everything that shines, especially on your lips! There are 2 easy and affordable options you can use for shine:

1) Chapstick: This is the most affordable option and will give you a soft shine that is also NOT sticky.

2) Clear lip-gloss(my fave): This is a bit more expensive but will give you the most shine.

 

 

EXTRA STEP: LIP LINER! (USE BEFORE STEP 2)

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You can definitely do without lip liner, but this is a great way to ensure that it doesn’t look like your face is blending in with your lip. Don’t stress yourself out too much on picking the right color. The easiest way to do it is to match the liner with your natural lip color! Now you have a liner that you can use with a nude lip AND many other lipsticks. Once you are ready to apply your liner, always remember one key word: BLENDING. The key to applying your liner is to not only outline your lip but also blend it a little into your actual lip all the way around. Then when you apply your foundation as a lip color you can blend the foundation into the liner.¬†

 

QUICKSTEPS:

  1. Make sure your lips are not chapped.
  2. Apply lip liner. (optional)
  3. Apply liquid foundation to lips.
  4. Apply chapstick or lip gloss to add shine.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  1. Liquid foundation
  2. Lip liner (optional)
  3. Chapstick and/or lip gloss