Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Additions to my Skincare Routine

I got two new skincare items from the Simple line since winter is coming and my skin is getting drier. I needed a thicker moisturizer for the daytime and a good eye cream for the nighttime. I hate it when my skin gets dry because it gets flaky, too. I purchased these at Target for $12.09 each.

I got the Soothing Eye Balm and the Vital Vitamin Day Cream. I've only used these for a couple of weeks, so I don't know how well they work for my skin, so I will be using them for a couple of weeks more before reviewing them. So far, so good.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mall Haul!

Today I went to the mall with my brother's girlfriend and got to have some bonding time. I went into three stores: Sephora, Lush, and Fuego. All of these products except for the earrings will be reviewed soon.


I got the small version of Benefit They're Real! mascara and the small version of Soap & Glory Hand Food. Soap & Glory was $5.00 and Benefit was $10.00.


I got the Bubblegum lip scrub and the Honey Trap lip balm. The scrub was $10.00 and the lip balm was $9.00. I tried the scrub in the store and I LOVED it. I want to eat it right out of the jar.


I got these earrings for $10.00 and they were $12.00, so I got a discount. I just love them.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Easy Everyday Fall Makeup Tutorial

I wanted to do a makeup look using three items in my Ipsy bag and have it be an everyday look. This is easy to do.

How to Achieve This Look:

1. Apply an eyeshadow base and let it dry.

2. Apply foundation primer.

3. Apply concealer to dark circles, blemishes, and red areas.

4. Apply foundation all over.

5. Set with powder.

6. Apply highlight color on top of cheekbones.

7. Apply blush on apples of cheek.

8. Apply the same highlight color used in number 6 on browbone and inner corners of the eyes.

9. Apply nude eyeshadow on entire eye.

10. Apply a darker nude color on eyelid only.

11. Apply a matte brown eyeshadow to the crease.

12. Line top and bottom lashline with a brown eyeliner pencil.

13. Use the same matte brown eyeshadow under the bottom lashline where you put the eyeliner.

14. Apply generous coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes.

15. Apply a sheer purple lipgloss.

Products Used:

E.L.F. Eyelid Primer.
Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer.
Revlon Photoready Concealer in Fair/Light.
Revlon Photoready Foundation in Shell.
Revlon Photoready Powder in Fair/Light.
E.L.F. Blush in Fuchsia.
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas.
Maybelline Eyeshadow in Earthly Taupe.
Nude Eyeshadow from E.L.F's Little Black Book Warm Python Edition.
Matt Batalli from Meet Matt(e).
Starlet Cosmetics Eyeliner in Chocolate.
Clinque Mascara in Onyx.
BareMinerals Moxie Lipgloss in Daredevil.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 2012 Ipsy Bag

This is my first Ipsy bag and I had read other blogs about this one, so I didn't get my hopes up too high.

 The bag is a deep brown color and feels very nice. It also has a gold zipper that reveals all the goodies inside.

The first thing I got was the Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel, which I will never use, so I was disappointed. I really wanted the Benefit They're Real! Mascara. Anyone want to trade? This has .12 FL OZ in it. I may find some use for it.

The second thing I got was The Balm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow in Matt Batali. I love this color. I can't wait to use it. This is part of a palette and I believe we all got the same shade. I love matte eyeshadows. This is .9 g of product.

The third thing I got was this nailtini by tini cosmetics in the color Millionaire. I love this polish even though I can't wear it because I get shellac every two weeks, but my mom might use it. This has .5 fl oz in it.

The fourth thing I got is BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Daredevil. I love the color of this and I will use it a lot. I'm not a huge fan of dark colors, but this seems more fun, so I could be buying the full-sized tube of this. This has 0.07 fl oz of product in it.

The last thing I got is this Starlet cosmetics eyeliner in Chocolate. This is a beautiful color. I may have a makeup tutorial using all the products up soon. This is more subdued than I've seen them, but I suppose they wanted to make things look a bit more like Fall. This is 0.05 oz of product.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Current Haircare Routine

This is my current haircare routine. I do take care of my hair so that it doesn't look gross or anything.

I use the L'oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. The green one is the volume shampoo, which my mom bought because they didn't have the red one, which is the moisturizing one. My conditioner is the moisturizing one. I'm going to use up the volume shampoo and then buy the moisturizing one again. I don't want volume. I want moisture in my hair.

After I get out of the shower, I use Garnier haircare products. Anti-frizz serum and the straightening balm before I dry my hair. The next day, I use the flat iron spray before I straighten my hair.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

My Current Skincare Routine

Today I am going to show you all my current skincare routine that I've been doing for months. This is just what works for me. There are a couple of products that I don't care for but I'm going to  be using them all up before I try something new because I don't like to be wasteful.

Morning Skincare Routine:

I use four products in the morning: Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleanser, CVS Brand Sensitive Skin Deep Cleansing Toner, which has alcohol in it, which I don't like, so I'm not going to be repurchasing that. Mark. Get Defensive Eye Cream, and Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. I have always used Neutrogena cleanser ever since I was a teenager, so that's been my go-to cleanser for years. It just works for me. The Clean & Clear Moisturizer makes my skin red and it is oil-free. Not going to be repurchasing that, but I do have a different brand of moisturizer in my bathroom, so I will be using that when I run out of my current one. The Mark. Eye Cream is a new find and I've noticed my dark circles have gone away, so I will repurchase that. Thanks, Mary!

Nighttime Skincare Routine:

I will do one of two things with my Nighttime Skincare Routine, depending if I have to shower or not that night. If I do have to shower, I will use Aveeno Positively Ageless Resurfacing Scrub With Vitamin C and the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. I keep  the scrub in the shower since I shower every other night.

If I don't have to shower, I will use Neutrogena, CVS, and Clean & Clear. I used to use the scrub every night, but then I started breaking out, so now I use it every other night.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Dana.
Have a beautiful day and don't forget to smile!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Why I Am Not Posting Often

I just wanted to tell you guys why I haven't been posting. I've just lost all thought of this because I feel like I'm not good enough for blogging and I'm thinking of quitting for good. I just don't know how to explain things good enough. I might do a couple of mascara before and afters, but after that, I don't know. Please leave a comment below telling me what you like about my blog and I might feel better. Thanks!