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Warm Summer Makeup – Before and After

The weather has been slowly changing over from bitterly cold to pleasantly warm.

My creative juices have seriously been flowing for a more peach-y bronzed makeup look topped off with a nude lip.

I decided to do a pretty summer-look using my new NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette. This is also a before and after. I will list all products used to create this look and where you can purchase them. Enjoy!





Products Used: 

  1. Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
  2. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
  3. Covergirl Stay Luminous Natural Glow Foundation in 820
  4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light/Warm
  5. Coty Air Spun Translucent Powder
  6. NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  7. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  8. Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
  9. Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter (to clean up the brow area)
  10. NYX Wanderlust To Go Palette
  11. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
  12. Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara
  13. Velvet Teddy M.A.C Matte Lipstick
  14. M.A.C Whirl Lip Liner
  15. NYX Matte Setting Spray

Thanks for checking out my before and after summer-y makeup look! If you have any questions on any of the products used, please ask away! I love talking shop with like-minded makeup junkies!


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NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette review and swatches!

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NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette

Big news. Major news. OMG NEWS!

My local CVS finally revamped their makeup/beauty section. For the longest time it was the same stuff each week. On Thursday I stopped there for milk and – erm – $60 later I was the proud owner of some new-to-me items.  The most updated section is the NYX display. I came very close to walking out with their new retractable brow pencil, but I wanted to hold off until I could determine which shade was best for me. I’ve heard that it’s comparable to the Anastasia Brown Wiz and it’s about $10 less.

When the Wanderlust Go To Palette originally came out, I wanted it. When I saw it in CVS, I still wanted it. So I bought it.  Continue reading


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Plus size and make up haul from Ulta, Fashion To Figure and Forever 21 Plus!

It’s been a minute since I’ve written. Not for lack of anything to write about, though!

Last weekend I went to Long Island to visit the parental units and to celebrate my little cousins 4th birthday. Shenanigans ensued, drinks were had, laughs were shared and food was eaten. It was a great time, as always!

What’s up with me? Well, I’ve been fairly down in the dumps since yesterday, but I’m surprisingly being positive about my situation.

I’ve been on unemployment for the past six months. Turns out that federal funding for benefit extensions have not been approved. Therefore, I am cut off from payments after my next check. I’ve applied to a variety of jobs for the past six months and have gotten zero calls and zero interviews.

After a moment of self indulgent panic and depression, I picked myself up, had a cup of tea, and got to job hunting.

I’ve gotten one e-mail from a life insurance company and one call from a headhunter recruiter.

Fingers crossed for me, readers.

So, anyone watch Orange is the New Black season 2 yet? I’ve finished the season and would love to hear your thoughts and views on it.

Now, on to the good stuff!  Continue reading


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When customer service fails the customer.

penguinCustomer service is the one and only important factor in a successful company that thrives on consumers. We are the ones that keep those companies afloat. We place the orders, spend the money and when the customer service is good we continue to place orders and spend money. With that being said, I will never ever purchase from Ulta again.  Continue reading


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My new favorite thing: NYX Matte Lipstick

lipstickI have never been a lipstick wearer. I never thought I was woman enough or maybe even sexual enough to pull off a shocking red like the beauty above. I thought it looked odd on my face. I thought I looked stupid. I thought I was ugly and ugly girls shouldn’t pretend to be pretty. (Side note! If any of you are on IG follow me @justnikki326! I’m constantly posting photos of my makeup looks and outfits I throw together. Oh, and sunsets. I love sunsets. And beer. Onward to the post!) 

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NYX, Ipsy, Ulta, Sephora, Benefit, IT Cosmetics and outfits for spring and summer, oh my!

Happy spring!

Happy spring!

Alright, kids. I’ve got a bit of a post here for ya. It’s been a few days since I’ve written and since then I’ve gone shopping, put together some spring/summer outfits and gotten things delivered. Let’s jump right in!  Continue reading

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Hide & Go Chic nail polish review and swatch! ..And some other things!

Let me start off this post with saying that nothing has been going my way today. It’s frigid and windy here in Connecticut. It’s cold inside because it’s a drafty building and according to maintenance the heat cannot keep up with the wind.  Apparently the purge valve in our unit needs to be replaced as soon as possible or we will be dealing with one hell of a mess in the bedroom. I was advised about a half hour ago that the water was shut off due to a pipe burst of some sort in a different unit. I’m hoping by the end of this entry it will be turned back on. Argh! I feel like it’s been one thing after another. Anyway, first world problems, right? Onward and beyond!  Continue reading

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NYX Cosmetics, Coastal Scents and why I love makeup.

Buy all the makeup!

Buy all the makeup!

Well, I did it again. I purchased a few more items to add to my tiny collection of make up. It’s understandable that I would need to purchase this many items in such a short amount of time, right? To be fair, most of the items I owned were from about seven years ago. Did you know that Urban Decay primer will eventually dry up and become a sticky paste? Who needs Elmer’s glue! Not this chick! Read on to check out what goodies I’m expecting =)  Continue reading

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