Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer favorites and must haves 2014

Summer is a little half way past here. I have gathered a few things that I absolutely cannot live without!

1. Victoria Secret Make it Last Prime and set Makeup spray - 

I was at skeptical at first to use this spray, but after reading many good things about it online. I decided to give it a try! I was on the market for a new makeup settling spray after my favorite Skindinavia settling sprays are no longer selling (within a reasonable price) on Amazon (Previous post on it here). 

The spray is very fine. It settles quickly on the face. I only use this as a setting spray and not primer. This keeps my makeup on at least eight hours, which is pretty amazing for the type of oil/combo skin I have. The only thing I would say is that the bottle itself can be improved. The mist that comes out is not very even. I miss those Skindinavia bottles ah!

2. Hang Tan Tanning Oil

I have been using this aside from the banana boat one everyone uses. I got this little trail size from one of my subscription boxes. (I believe it's from IPSY) This has a very little SPF so I would not recommend for those that get burned easily. I do put a thin layer of regular sunscreen underneath before I put this one (at least SPF 60). This makes me tan faster and makes my tan last longer. I do love the Banana Boat one too but this one lasts longer on my skin in the water!

3. Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Amethyst

This is the most moisturizing lip stick I have ever owned. I cannot find anything wrong with this lipstick. The outside of the lipstick is sparkly but it does not go on the lips sparkly at all! This is a deep plum color and looks incredibly pigmented and adds a little bit of shine. I don't even have to use a lip balm with this! Try this if you are looking for a darker shade of red. This compliments darker/olive/tanned/beige skin tones!

4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation Light-Medium Neutral

First of all, let's talk about this amazing design of a container. The power is under a white mesh and all you have to do is use your brush and press down to get the powder. The lid has a concave design to stop the powder coming out of the mesh when lid is closed. The powder is very thin and fine. This product is heavy coverage but it is super long lasting. I think one of the reasons my makeup has been super long lasting is because of this.

5. Anastasia Brow gel in caramel

I got light blonde/brunette ombre's in my hair so it is essential I match my eye brows. This goes on smooth and adds a hint of dye into my brows without it looking fake. I have owned this for over a year now and it is still going strong!

6. Origin GinZing brightening cream eye shadow

I love this formula. This is the best cream eye shadow I ever used! I use this as a eye shadow base/primer. It brightens my eyes and help the eye liner on top stay a lot longer too. I got this one in a light shade but the whole line offers variety of different shades. Check it out!

-Until Next Time-


The Beauty Miner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


HAPPY JULY! Let's look at something seriously cute before we move onto the real topic...

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Let's get into the serious business. This month's IPSY bag! I literally screamed out "AWWW" when I saw the bag. This bag is pretty amazing quality considering we only paid $ 10 for it AND it's contents. It is a neon pink faux leather scalloped edged makeup bag.

 1. Up first, we have a little sample tube of bare minerals 5 in 1 eyeshadow. This is super pigmented and it's suppose to last 12 hours! Great for summer time.

2. Second, we have the Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof mascara with Argan Oil. This is an interesting concept. Argan Oil with waterproof formula. I hope this lands in my favorites!

3. Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass fabulous Lip + Cheek stain -  I love this formula. It lasted a long time when I swatted on my hand. It is a rosy pink color perfect for cheeks and lips!

4. BeFine Daily Moisturizer - This is a natural product I got something similar in my  birch box before. It smells nice. A girl can never have too many tubes of lotions, right? :)

5. Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil - I will be using this for the weekend. I can't wait for the results. I usually use banana boat dark tanning lotion but I am excited for this one!

Sorry for the lack of updates! Life has been busy. I have been gyming, working, tanning, studying, playing with the pooch and trying on different new make-ups. A new summer make-up routine will come soon. Please check back for updates. ;)

(Grow baby muscles grow!)

-Until Next Time-


The Beauty Miner