Brushes

My favorite makeup artist in the world is Jaclyn Hill. I’m sure you all know of her by now, she’s basically the Bible of cosmetics, as in she knows all.

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Look at her. She’s my soulmate.

The first video I ever watched was her “All about Makeup Brushes” video. Immediately I was hooked. If you haven’t seen this video yet I recommend watching it.

Jaclyn is who introduced me to Sigma Brushes. I love Sigma’s brushes all the hype and talk about their brushes is well worth it.

Except for that annoying f80. I have tried two of the f80 brushes and all they do is shed on me. It’s beyond annoying and I am not impressed.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Did I just get the two flukes? I don’t know guys.

I love all their brushes, but this f80 is not my friend, and I’ve tried countless times to love it.

The prices of these brushes are so reasonable. Way more reasonable than what I paid for It Cosmetics Brushes.

I switched to It Cosmetics foundation brushes after I got fed up with Sigma’s f80 and I love it.

I hate that $40 price though, but I would rather pay for my $40, non shedding brush, than a $20 brush that sheds like a dog.

Have you guys tried Morphe Brushes? I want to so badly. But I really don’t need to purchase any more brushes. I kinda, maybe, sorta, do have a makeup brush buying problem. I can’t help myself.

Some people collect stamps, others collect coins, I collect makeup brushes.

Brushes make me happy. They’re so pretty and fun.

I do recommend buying Sigma brushes in sets though. The two sets that I have from Sigma are:

The Premium Kit and the Make Me Crazy Essential Kit

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These two kits are my favorite. I use almost all of these brushes except for that awful paint brush.

I guess I am not talented enough to use a paint brush because I am a pro at leaving streaks on my face when I do try to use this brush.

Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Please comment back about the sigma f80 questions because I really want to know if I am the only one with this problem.

I love you guys! Have a happy Wednesday.

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The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m a makeup junkie.

I love to buy clothes for a bargain, it’s the best feeling, makeup on the other hand is a different story.

I love every last bit of makeup, from drugstore to Dior. (I’ve never tried Dior, but when I’m rich someday I’ll be sure to try it.)

I wanted to show you guys some of my favorite makeup palettes I have tried over the years. I love makeup palettes because you get so many different eyeshadows for a good price… most of the time.

The first one is Urban Decay Naked Palette

In this palette you get 12 different colors: (from left to right) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gun Metal.

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The next one is the Lorac Pro Palette. In this palette you get 16 eyeshadows.

The colors are: White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink, Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt Bronze, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, and Slate.

This palette is the best thing in the whole entire world. It’s $42.00 but I would bay twice that amount.

These colors are so pigmented and so beautiful. I just about die every time I use this palette. It’s the bomb. You need this in your life.

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Sidenote: The Lorac Pro To Go Palette is pretty too, I just never know what to do with it.

Natural At Night Neutral Eyeshadow Palette by TooFaced is also a beautiful palette. It’s tiny, pretty, and pigmented. So traveling with it is super easy.

The palette has nine colors. The first row has Full moon, Nightcap, and Cocoa Star

The second row has Night Light, After Hours, and Eclipse

The third row has Spotlight, Moon Stone, and Night Fever.

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Out of these three palettes I recommend the Lorac Pro Palette. The pigmentation of this palette is out of this world. I should do a whole review on this palette, because it’s my favorite.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

I love you!

Thanks for reading! Have a good rest of your day!

M. I. A

I miss you guys!

I’m blogging from my phone so I hope this post turns out okay!

Anyways, Michigan decided to pretend it’s the North Pole this week so I’ve been wearing blankets.

I’m so fashionable, I should be front row in New York’s fashion week. 😛

Blankets are the best.
The only thing you can never have enough of and no one will be able to convince me otherwise.

Anyways. I wanted to post about my favorite salad.

I know. Lame.
I’m going to tell you anyways.

Do you like health food? If yes, stay tuned.

Are you a herbivore (vegetarian) like me? If yes, or no, but love veggies continue reading.

Do you like kale? If no, leave this post because it isn’t for you. Maybe next time.

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It’s beautiful. It’s not cheap, (like $5). It’s so good.

Go buy a few bags. Once you try it you can’t stop eating it. I think they put some addictive substance in it. (Kidding)

Anyways. That’s all for today. I’m going to go nap. See you soon!

Ready for spring.

Okay, who else is ready for spring? I don’t know where you guys live, but I live in Michigan and its blistering cold out.

I love living here though, I live about a mile from lake Michigan and the view of the lake never gets old. The cold does though.

I’m staying at my great grandmas house for the next two weeks, and she doesn’t have WiFi. I’ll try to blog as much as possible.

Right now I’m sitting in Tim Hortons, drinking my over priced caramel latte (three dollars for something that lasts 15 minutes makes me sad). I felt bad not buying something and using their WiFi though.

Anyways, let’s get to the point of this post. I’m really excited to show you guys this outfit. It’s very fun, and is what made me want spring very badly.

I’ll take spring, but this outfit is also perfect for a cruise, so if any of you guys feel like sending me on a nice Mediterranean cruise, do not hesitate. 😛

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It’s a jumpsuit! It’s fun, its bold, it’s nothing I’d normally wear, but I’m head over heals for this outfit.

I got this outfit from Cato Fashions, which is beyond affordable. I got this jumpsuit for $34.99. If you think about it though, that’s extremely affordable, because you’re getting the shirt & pants. It’s so exciting!

Can you tell how much I love this outfit?! I actually think it’s more than love. Whatever that is.

Anyways –

Cato Fashions – Jumpsuit – I do suggest going a size or two bigger than what you normally wear.

ONLY if you have big backside. My butt makes Texas look small, so I went up two sizes, because I didn’t want the jumpsuit fitting every curve, I wanted it to flow and be loose.

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My jean jacket is from goodwill, you can get one similar online from Charlotte Russe

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I hope you guys enjoy this! I also hope it inspires you to be bold and have fun with your wardrobe. After all fashion is about having fun and expressing yourself.

I love you! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Talk to you Soon ❤ ❤ ❤

Hi, Loves.

Hi friends,

So in all honesty, I have nothing profound to blog about. I haven’t worn anything super cute, and I haven’t been loving my makeup these past couple of days.

So I decided to list completely random things that I have bought lately.

I hope you enjoy it!

  1. Smashbox Primers – their primers are very creamy, and a little goes a long way
  2. Bath & Body Works Forever Red Body Cream – I love the smell I swear it lasts all day, and they usually have some sort of sale.
  3. Spaghetti Squash – It’s better than pasta, cooks in the same amount of time, and much better for you. If you want to know some recipes let me know.
  4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Care Kit – Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 8.35.57 PM  Stop reading this post, get in your car, drive to Ulta, and go buy this product I got the full sized set for only $25.00. It feels intense on your skin, but I swear it’s extremely gentle. Seriously my favorite product of all time.
  5. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – any shade, every shade, they’re beautiful.
  6. Kale.

Thanks for reading! I love you guys!

The “in a hurry” look.

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Okay, note to self, get the caterpillar eyebrows waxed tomorrow. I need to take a weed whacker to these beasts.

This is Saturday’s makeup look but I worked and didn’t have time to post. Sunday’s makeup look is a “I got out of bed, don’t expect anything more” look.

Saturday’s look was very simple though. So simple that I forgot blush.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing – Primer

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L’Oreal True Match

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Better Then Sex Mascara

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Buxom Lip Gloss – Nude Beige

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Lorac Pro Pallet – Probably my favorite Christmas present of all time. Totally worth the price. Which I will not say too often.

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Thanks for reading! Happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Diva on a Dime

Saturday’s Outfit

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Today is Sunday, and I am wearing nothing worth posting about. Unless you all want to see my pajamas that I refuse to change out of. So I am posting yesterdays look.

Yesterday I had to work, so I wore a burgundy faux leather jacket, a grey shirt, and the same leggings as the day before.

The jacket I got from Maurices, which is a fantastic store, it is a hit or miss on the prices though. I couldn’t find the exact jacket on the website, but I found one very similar. The jacket I’ll link below is more of a brown though than mine.

My shirt is from JC Penny’s, and of course, I couldn’t find it online. In fact I had a hard time finding anything remotely similar. But I did find a grey shirt that I would wear if I didn’t have this one.

My Leggings are from Target, they’ll always be from target.

Maurices Leather Jacket – on sale for $29.99

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JC Penny’s Grey Shirt – on sale for $12.99 Since the leather jacket above is brown and not burgundy I’d probably wear a white shirt instead of a grey shirt. That’s my personal opinion though.

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Target Leggings – $10.00

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Thanks for reading! Have a happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Diva on a Dime

Here I go…

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Todays look was a casual look I wore to just run errands around town, doctors appointment, grocery shopping. Then I went and visited my great grandmother.

I wore a striped, tank top shirt from H&M which I bought for around $12.00. I couldn’t find it on the website anymore, but I’ll list one similar below.

My Jean Jacket was from Goodwill for $5.00! You can find them anywhere though at a range of prices. Since I’m a “diva on a dime”, a $55.00 never worn jean jacket is not in my budget.

My leggings are from target. Oh target, how beautiful and affordable you are. I bought them from $8.00-$12.00. Sorry but I can’t remember the exact price.

Below are items that are similar to the outfit I wore today.

Striped top from JCPenny’s

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Jean Jacket from Charlotte Russe

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Leggings from Target

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Thanks so much for reading!

-Diva on a Dime

Dark lips, soft eyes, bad lighting.

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I wish I had a better camera, but alas I do not.

Please excuse the eyebrows, they’re a hot mess right now. 😛

Todays makeup:

Smashbox cosmetics Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing – Primer

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L’Oreal True Match – Foundation

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Elf Cosmetics Studio High Definition Powder for Professional Makeup Artists – Face Powder

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Benefit Cosmetics Hervana – Blush

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Urban Decay Naked Pallet – Eyes

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Kat VonD – Lipstick (in color L.U.V matte rich violet)

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Thanks so much for reading!

-Diva on a Dime

The loves of my life

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(From left to right)

Meet Leo, Al, and Zurg (Zurg died in May, but I wanted to post him anyway.)

These are the loves of my lives. I will probably be posting about them often because they’re adorable and the rest of the world should see their cuteness too.

Leo is about three years old now (in this photo he was four weeks old), Leo is a goofball, and obsessed with fetch. You never see him without a tennis ball. If you do, it probably is because he wants to be held.

Al is my soulmate. He is six years old, and lazy. The exact opposite of Leo. He loves to cuddle, lay, and sleep. Which is why he is my soulmate. Al is also a diva (like me) and demands attention at all times.

Zurg was my dog that I had ever since I was four. He died at thirteen years old. Zurg was the grumpiest, smelliest dog you’d ever meet. He was ours though, regardless of his attitude and smell. RIP little buddy.

I’ll post about them often, because like I said, they’re the loves of my life.