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Fresh Spring Green

 

 

So, excuse the chipping on some of my nails… I took these photos on day 3. Haha. (Which, I think, is pretty good for 3 days wear-time!)

I’m not a huge fan of cool colored nailpolish, especially green, but I really ended up liking this one!!

I used “the more the merrier” by Essie.

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Happy spring/summer!

 

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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My Blush Picks (+Swatches)

Here are my blush picks! As you can tell, I prefer rosy pinks, and my trusty peach color by MAC…

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1) MAC Matte Powder Blush in “Melba”

2) Avon Powder Blush in pink

3) Joe Fresh Cream Stick Blush in “Pink Rose”

4) Bourjois Paris Baked Powder Blush in “Rose D’Or” (Golden Rose)*

5) Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in 10 “Pink Frosting”

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In sunlight:

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In daylight/shadow:

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The cream and mousse blushes seem to be more flattering in the summer when I’m not wearing a lot of makeup. They blend in well with the dewy skin.

The powders all are great for winter, and I usually have a powdery base. The MAC “Melba” color, however, looks better with a tan in the summer.

It still works in the winter with certain outfits/makeup looks though. Pink usually works better for me in the winter.

The shimmer in the Bourjois and the Maybelline blushes look very dazzling and flattering in sunlight. But if overly applied, it would look “overdone” and too sparkly rather than lightly shimmery.

Blush makes all the difference. Pink, and some peachy colors, are for me! What’s your blush color?

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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100+ Followers! YAY!

I now have 101 followers on my blog, Being Pretty, and 80 likes on my FB page! Thank you all so much! It’s been such a pleasure blogging and sharing with you! God bless you all!

I feel HAPPY:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

 

It’s all a part of Being Pretty! xox

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Mac “Snob” Dupe

I fell in love with Mac’s lipstick in “snob”. However, I’m a bit tight with money now, and didn’t feel like spending $30 on a lipstick!

After some research, I discovered a site for Mac dupes! I learned that Revlon’s Lipstick in “Primrose” gave nearly the exact same shade as “Snob”! I got it for about $7 with tax!

I purchased it, and love it! It’s creamy, smooth, and is such a neat colour! It’s a pale pink, that seems to almost have a “neon” sheen in different lighting.

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Saved myself $30 and am just as happy, if not more!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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My Mascara Quest…

Eyelashes make a big difference to every makeup look. However you don’t notice it’s there till it’s not there.

For a couple of years, Maybelline’s Volume Express One by One mascara was my favourite. I still like it, but after trying another mascara and seeing a huge difference, I decided it was time to explore for a new one.

I wanted a mascara that defines, lengthens, and gives a lot of volume. The one I was using mostly defined, but didn’t give a lot of the other two. I researched and experimented a bit. I ended up with four (affordable) favourites….

*(When I say ‘definition’ I mean lash separation.)

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1) Covergirl’s LashBlastvolume mascara. 

Rate:

Definition: 9/10

Volume: 6.5/10

Lengthening: 7/10

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2) L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Lashes. 

Rate:

Definition: 6/10

Volume: 9.5/10 (Quite clumpy however)

Lengthening: 8/10

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Brush:

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3) Maybelline’s Illegal Length Mascara 

Definition: 7/10

Volume: 8/10

Lengthening: 8.5/10

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Brush:

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4) Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara -waterproof.

Definition: 6/10

Volume: 6.5/10

Lengthening: 8/10

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Brush:

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This last one, Great Lash, I actually don’t like because of volume, length, or definition, but it is 100% waterproof. It’s even hard to take off without oil! It’s my #1 trusted summer product.

Many of these mascaras work best when mixed! (As in one coat of Illegal Length, and a second coat of Voluminous False Lashes.)

Eyes are probably the most important feature of your face. Give ’em all you can! Make them stand out!

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