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11 Beauty Products I Am Obsessing Over | Current Favorites

As much as I love testing out new makeup day to day, there are a few things in my daily routine that I absolutely cannot go about! Some of these products are almost new to me aka have been using for two-ish months while some I’ve been hooked on for the longest time. I’ll be sharing a few items that have worked positively for me but do remember, my needs may be different from yours so what works best for me may not always be something you might enjoy.

The beauty products I cannot put down! I share a mix of drugstore, high end and indie brands that have captivated my heart and fulfilled my beauty needs!

*This post is sponsored by PRIMP Network but all opinions are my own. Also, this post contains affiliate links.

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The Best and Affordable Lip Liners | My Top 5 Favorites

Sometimes beauty does not have to break the bank. Lip liners are one type of beauty products I choose affordability over prestige brands. Of course some prestige brands will have better quality liners but in my experience, many drugstore liners have similar, great quality at a fraction of the price. So today I’ll be sharing 5 brands who make lip liners incredibly affordable without compromising quality!

The Best and Affordable Lip Liners | My Top 5 Favorites

Most lip liners I use are on the affordable side but that doesn’t mean I splurge on a few higher end ones. Let’s be real, if I could, I’d own lip liners from every brand out there. In case you’re curious, some higher end lip liners I enjoy are from Kat Von D, Mac, Urban Decay, and Bite Beauty. As much as I love them to bits, the ones I reach for the most are from the 5 brands I mention below. Better yet, they all cost less than $6 a piece!

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NYX Cosmetics Luv Out Loud Liquid Lipsticks | First Impressions and Swatches

NYX Cosmetics recently released a new collection of their liquid cream lipsticks as their Luv Out Loud Campaign where they partnered with makeup artist Angel Merino. According to an article I found on Byrdie, NYX Cosmetics already donated $6,000 to charity and will be donating another $10,000 another charity chosen by the winner of a sweepstake they held.

NYX Cosmetics Luv Out Loud Collection

These velvet matte lip creams are exclusive to Ulta and are $6.99 a piece. HOWEVER, all NYX Cosmetics is marked down 30% until 9/30/2017 making these $4.89 a piece! Plus shipping is free for orders $35+ for a limited time! If you haven’t grabbed these yet, now is a great time to check them out!

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Summer Ulta Haul – A Collab With Beauty Beyond the Scale!

Hello beauties!

Ulta had a NYX sale and added Makeup Revolution to their website a few days back so I just knew I had to get my hands on some goodies! 

But what makes shopping more fun? When your friend does the same! My friend Denise, over at Beauty Beyond the Scale, and I did some shopping on Ulta’s website the same day last week and we thought it would be fun to do a haul collab! Denise blogs about all things beauty, fitness, fashion, and lifestyle. You should definitely giver her blog a read as she has tons of great, honest reviews and she’s nothing but kind and super sweet!
Ulta had all NYX products 40% off and everything I’ve wanted to try was in stock (for the first time ever!) so that’s what really made me want to pick up a few things. BTW I will have swatches of everything at the end of this post!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo
Not going to lie, I only bought the NYX Matte Lip Creams because so many people were raving about them last year – especially Copenhagen and Transylvania. It took a while for me to get my hands on these since they were always sold out when I went to Ulta or Target. I think Monte Carlo and Copenhagen are nice colors but I really don’t like Transylvania on me. I also found it really streaky and difficult to work with. I’m debating on trying it out again or putting it in my shop on Edivv

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Crepe
NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Black Cherry Tart
NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow
I wanted to try these when they first came out but was waiting to catch them on a sale like this! My favorite out of these three is Toasted Marshmallow and I do like Black Cherry Tart but Chocolate Crepe is a huge no for me.I seriously don’t remember ordering Chocolate Crepe though, I swear I chose something pink but oh well..I think I’m going to play around with it before putting it up for trade. 
NYX Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish
This finishing spray was always sold out when I looked for it online and in stores. I’m glad I finally got my hands on it – and it came at a perfect time, I’m just about done with my Urban Decay All Nighter Spray so I’m curious to see how this one works compared to that!
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Pitch Black
Another thing I wanted to try for a long time! I refrained from buying this for a while since it was a pricier drugstore product but I am so happy to finally own it! It’s super dark and creamy and it glides onto my waterline with minimal effort. I’ve used it for about a week now and it stays put ALL day! It does run a tiny bit but I can work with it considering nothing else stays put besides this and my Pacifica Eyeliner.


Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Medium
Maybelline was buy 1 get 1 50% off and I’ve been wanting to try this for so long since so many people love it. I don’t use concealer often 
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink
I LOVE Maybelline’s color tattoos, they are perfect for a easy, quick look and lazy days – which is pretty much every day for me lol! I ordered a pink since I mainly own browns, blacks, and golds.
Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in Rebel
I am SO happy Ulta is selling Makeup Revolution because I really like their products but was trying to avoid international shipping costs. I really liked one of their Velvet Lip Lacquers from my last haul and wanted to try this. The formula is really decent for less than $5 – it’s long lasting, doesn’t dry out my lips and it’s super matte! I really want to own more wearable colors from their line but the ones I wanted were either sold out or not sold on Ulta’s website.

Here are swatches of all the lippies, eyeliner, and color tattoo!

So that’s it for my Summer Ulta Haul! Denise has tons of fun products in her haul – lots of goodies from Makeup Revolution and NYX:

  • Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights
  • Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Peach Lights
  • Makeup Revolution in Radiant Lights
  • Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette
  • Essence Lip Liner in Satin Mauve
  • NYX Argan Oil All Over Balm
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Liner Pencil in Pitch Black
Be sure to check out her haul here!
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