On-The-Go Makeup Look

On-The-Go Makeup Look

Hello and happy Monday. Look at my fresh, healthy, alive face. It’s the face of someone who totally didn’t want to do her makeup but still put some on. This is my very quick, very simple “on-the-go” makeup look, and these are the steps I followed to achieve it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Contour
  7. Blush
  8. Blush (eyelid)
  9. Mascara
  10. Lipgloss
  11. Dewy setting spray

What step in your makeup routine is the most important?

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

Princess Bubblegum 2.0

Princess Bubblegum 2.0

Hello and happy Monday. We all know that I like to play around with makeup and that I only draw my limit at fake eyelashes, but that, when it comes to color, I like a lot of it. Today I bring you the newest version of a look I like to call Bubblegum Princess since it is just that: an explosion of pink. These are the steps I followed to achieve the look:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Eyebrows
  5. Powder
  6. Matte brown (crease)
  7. Fuschia (center of the lid and bottom lash line)
  1. Magenta (outer corner)
  2. Pink eyeliner (lower lash line)
  3. Mascara
  4. Contour
  5. Pink blush
  6. Pink highlighter
  7. Pink liquid lipstick
  8. Baby pink lip gloss (center of the lid)
  9. Dewy setting spray

If you had to choose one color to do a look with, what would it be? Also, what would you name the look? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

April and May 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Haul

April and May 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Haul

Hello and happy Sunday. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been slowly falling out of love with Ipsy. I will tell you more about it in another post, but sadly, I feel that now that it’s a bigger, more established brand, it has become so commercial that the personalized aspect of it is gone and everybody is basically getting the same products regardless of what they bought. Maybe my taste in makeup has changed, or I’m just not as excited to get the stuff I used to. Anyway, here’s the breakdown of the glam bags I got in April and May of 2019.

April 2019

 

Huangjisoo Broccoli Plumping Mask and Red Fruits Brightening Mask 

Size: I got the actual masks, so they’re the full-sized product.

Price: Each pack of 5 is $30. This means that each individual mask is $6.

*I feel like clarifying that I got two packs of individual masks, so I only got two masks.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I like masks and I’ve come to like sheet masks even more. I appreciate the fact that I was sent two because I shared one with my mom, but honestly, do you really think I’ll spend $6 on a single sheet mask? If so, you don’t know me.

Nomad Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Kreuzberg 

Size: I’m not sure if this is the size of the shadow in the palette (0.05 oz or 1.5g) or the size of an eyeshadow single (0.08oz or 2.2g).

Price: The single eyeshadows are $12 each, however, Kreuzberg is not available. It is available in a palette that has 15 shadows and is $37.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I wouldn’t buy that eyeshadow for several reasons. The first one is that the color is this minty green that I honestly have worn like once or twice. It is not a shade I’m drawn towards. Besides that, I think the price points are kind of shady. Why is an eyeshadow palette so cheap compared to separate shadows? The difference in size and weight is not that big, is it?

Purlisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer 

*I didn’t get this in my Glam Bag. I exchanged it for points, and they sent it to me along with the Glam Bag products. I thought the clarification was in order. 

Size: I got the only size available in the online store, which is 1.7oz or 50mL. I’d say it’s a travel-size product but it seems to be sold as a full-size.

Price: $45

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Would I spend $45 buying a product I’m sure is sold as a full-size even though it is travel-size? Not in a million years. Don’t get me wrong, this moisturizer is amazing and I’m sure some people will find the price justifiable given its benefits. I’m not one of those people, though. I think this is straight-up overpriced and I’m glad I got it in exchange for points and technically didn’t have to spend anything on it.

The Balm Creamy Lip Stain in Namaste

Size: I got a sample-size version (1.7 mL or 0.057 fl oz). The full-size version is 6.5 mL or 0.22 fl oz.

Price: The full-size product is $14.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I have many lip products, and I have many lip products that are way cheaper and better quality than this “lip stain.” It looks creamy, but it has the sensation of vaseline on your lips, and it never dries. Can you imagine trying to live your best life with magenta smeared on your lips not knowing when and where it’ll transfer? Lip stains were cute five or six years ago, but they’re not an original or inventive product. I won’t waste my money and I hope you don’t either.

Tarte Base Tape Primer 

Size: I got a 10mL or 0.33 fl oz sample. The full-size product is 30mL or 1.014 fl oz.

Price: $30

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Okay, here’s the moment when you’ll think something’s wrong with me because I would consider buying this if I actually had the money. You know I go through many different products at the same time, but I’ve used my mini sample for the past five months and I ran out of it a couple of days ago. What I’m saying is that this product lasts, which means I’d ultimately be saving money with it. Besides, I love the smell and the feel of it on my face. The texture is a bit too liquid but other than that, it’s great.

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

Size: I got the sample-size version. The full size is 0.46 fl oz or 13.5 mL.

Price: $24

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I would not buy this mascara. I think mascara is one of those products you should never make a big investment on because it literally dries out after six months or even less. I think you should have many different cheap mascaras, and $24 is not cheap. Besides, I’ve worn this one twice and I’ve hated how it looks on my eyelashes. It makes them look long and lanky, like spider legs, and I’m just not about that life. Additionally, this is a male-owned brand and I’d like to support more women in the business.

May 2019

Oryza Nude Shimmer and Contour Eyeshadow

Size: I got the full-size product (0.025kg).

Price: $19.82

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Are they serious with that price point? No wonder why they had to include their eyeshadow palette in a subscription service because I don’t think they’ve sold any. Don’t get me wrong, I adore this palette, but I wouldn’t pay more than $8 for it. It has four shades, and out of those, only one is a matte. It’s a great gift for someone who’s learning or for a person who really likes nudes, but I wouldn’t spend almost $20 on it. Besides, when I researched the brand owner, I got really shady information. According to what I found, it’s a male-owned brand, but now I’m not even sure if that information is accurate. Please don’t come for me if it isn’t.

Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in RoseGlow

Size: I got an eyeliner pencil, so I got the full-size product.

Price:  $14.91

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Again, what is wrong with brands and their absurd prices? This is a gorgeous eyeliner pencil, but it is just that: a pencil that I have to sharpen in order for it to work. I’m not paying what I would pay to go have lunch with my mom for a pencil eyeliner. It is just not worth it.

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer 

Size: I got a 0.5 fl oz or 15 ml tube, which is actually available for sale.

Price: $25

Buy? Yes/No? Why? No, clearly. This is a male-owned brand, and we all know I’m steering clear from those because I want to support more women in the industry. I can’t understand how someone would spend $25 on a sample-size tube. Honestly, I can’t even talk about its quality because I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m almost certain that even if it is absolutely amazing, I wouldn’t consider buying it.

Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing 5.5 Cleansing Foam 

Size: The sample size I got was 15 mL. The full-size product is 120mL.

Price: $12.74

Buy? Yes/No? Why? This would be a hard maybe. This brand is male-owned, so I’d rather try one of its female-owned alternatives. Besides that, I did feel that the scent was a bit too chemically, and I’m not particularly sensitive to those smells, so I don’t know how much I’d enjoy this on a daily basis. That being said, I do appreciate foam cleansers because I think they’re the most effective, and for what we’re getting the price is pretty alright.

Bare Minerals Dew Mist Setting Spray

Size: I got a 10mL sample size. The travel size is 30mL and the full-size is 100mL.

Price: $12 for the travel size and $28 for the full-size.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? This was just okay for me, so my answer doesn’t hold as much passion as with other products. I think the price is a bit up there but not too extreme, and if this were a product I really loved, I’d go for the full-size product because it’s clearly a better deal. Bare Minerals is all for natural looks, in my opinion, and that’s just not me.

Now, as always, I’d like you to tell me which product you’d definitely buy and which is a hard pass and why.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

Sunset Eyes Makeup

Sunset Eyes Makeup

Hello and happy Monday. What I call the sunset eye makeup is probably the best way for you to practice the ombré technique. It’s really super simple and self-explanatory, and I think that once you have the sunset mastered, you can easily pick other colors for your looks. These are the steps I followed to achieve this makeup:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Matte brown (crease)
  7. Orange (eyelid)
  8. Yellow (inner corner)
  9. Dark brown (outer corner)
  10. Brown eyeliner (tightline)
  11. Mascara
  12. Contour
  13. Blush
  14. Orange lipstick
  15. Orange lipgloss

Do you have any tips or tricks to master the ombré eyes? Tell me about them in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

 

Subtle Green Halo Eye

Subtle Green Halo Eye

Hello and happy Monday. I’m sorry for those of you who are new and think that I’ll indeed be subtle when in reality I’m sharing a look featuring neon orange and green eyeshadow. When I say “subtle” I mean “subtle for me,” as in it’s not a smokey eye or I’m not wearing hot pink lipstick. Anyway, I feel that these neon shades weren’t really flashy because they were more on the neon-pastel side. Here’s how I achieved this look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Matte brown (crease)
  2. Neon orange (inner and outer corner of the eye)
  3. Neon green (center of the lid)
  4. Green eyeliner (waterline)
  5. Mascara
  6. Primer
  7. Foundation
  8. Concealer
  9. Powder
  10. Eyebrows
  11. Contour
  12. Blush
  13. Highlighter
  14. Nude lipstick
  15. Dewy setting spray

What comes to mind when you think of a subtle makeup look? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

How to Rock White Eyeshadow

How to Rock White Eyeshadow

Hello and happy Monday. There are some shades we just never use on our eyelids, or better yet, we are so stuck on the same colors that we don’t venture and try others. As much as I like playing with colors, I usually stay within the realm of the browns, the golds, and the occasional pink, which is cute, but safe. Today I want to show you how to step out of that comfort zone with a shade you’ve probably never considered: white. These are the steps I followed to achieve this look: 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Foundation
  4. Powder
  5. Lip balm
  6. Contour
  7. Blush
  8. Eyebrows
  9. Matte brown (crease)
  10. White eyeshadow (lid)
  11. Black eyeliner (tightline)
  12. Mascara
  13. Lipliner
  14. Matte lipstick

What is a shade you’ve never worn on your eyelids but you’d like to give a try to? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

Organizing My Beauty Shelves

Organizing My Beauty Shelves

Hello and happy Sunday. Lately, I’ve been in the mood for organizing stuff but especially getting rid of things that either I no longer use or are super old. I did this with my beauty/skincare shelves and I’ve even sort of developed a system to avoid hoarding.

You might have noticed that now some of my makeup products have numbers written in them. This is because I divided them by category and numbered them so that every time I get rid of one, I move on to the next. This way I ensure that I’m using up everything and throwing it away as soon as I’m done.

Most of this stuff is gone by now because I’ve used it up. This is also a good way for me to rediscover products that I’d forgotten about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a part of my shelves that I don’t usually show because, to be honest, it’s kind of embarrassing. All these cases and bags were filled with stuff, and I went over each of them to throw away what I didn’t need, or relocate things. I ended up not needing one of the bags altogether.

 

 

 

 

 

This is simply disgusting. It was the makeup bag I took for trips, but as you can see, all the makeup looks old and a bit disgusting. I threw it all away and I will be reconfiguring my travel makeup bag with stuff I get from Ipsy. Stay tuned because there might be a haul coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used to have two nail care bags and one big thing for face masks, which I don’t even apply that often. I relocated the brush and the masks to what formerly was my makeup bag, which made more sense since it’s not a lot of stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I threw away many nail polishes that were dry or that I hadn’t used in a long time. I will do an unhaul on them soon so that you can see that process in detail. The stuff related to nail care is now in a bag inside the nail polish case, so everything is kept together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my new reasonably-sized face maks bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the contents of my travel bag. I don’t know if you can see, but there are empty jars of product I am just carrying back and forth. Also, who needs four razors? Honestly.

I looked through all this stuff and ultimately came up with a separate bag of toiletries I will be taking to my dad’s house for when I stay over.

 

 

 

 

 

This was like that closet grandmas have where they keep everything they can’t find a place for. I have tissues, wet wipes, sunscreen, lotion, shaving gel, you name it, it’s probably there.

I looked through all of this and decided that the lotions could have a place outside and that I would use them up as daily use products. The tissues, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes were relocated to a bag, where they’ll be more useful. The other stuff remains in a case of its own, where it’s going to be easier for me to find it when I need it.

What is your organization system for beauty and skin care products? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila