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Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr.Rescue in Too Cool

For under $5 dollars, I picked up this new Maybelline Baby Lips Dr.Rescue at my local Rite Aid. The Baby Lips Dr.Rescue line provides a smoothing, cooling sensation because it has menthol as an ingredient.  It is supposed to provide 12 hours of hydration but I find myself applying this every few hours. I feel like this lip balm does an excellent job at moisturizing my lips. I am not a huge fan of the menthol scent, but if you like the scent of cough drops, then you will love the scent of this product. Overall, I definitely recommend this line of baby lips if you have dry and/or chapped lips in the fall and winter seasons! You can find these at your local drugstore!


Victoria's Secret Haul

Just an FYI but I am very busy this week for my work, so I will be lacking in the blog post department

Hi everyone! Over the weekend I had to go my local mall to return something and I wanted to go to Bath & Body Works to pick up some new Body Sprays but the store was closed for remodeling, so I didn't to go to Victoria's Secret to buy some new Body Sprays and  Body Wash. A lost of the sprays an bath washes were 5 for $30, so I went ahead and bought five different products. I got three Body Sprays in Sparkling Citrus, Midnight Exotics, and Aqua Kiss. I also got two Body Washes in Midnight Exotic and Aqua Kiss. I thought 5 for $30 for a good deal, because each product was only $6 dollars. I think if you bought only one, they were $10 dollars a piece. I highly recommend Aqua Kiss. It's a really unique scent and feel like it will be a long time favorite.

Do you prefer Bath & Body works or Victoria's Secrets scents?

Review: Tom's Long Lasting Deodorant

Top: Wildfox Couture

In today's video, I am doing a review of the Tom's Long Lasting Deodorant. I picked this up at Target last weekend because I wanted to try out a new deodorant. It's around $4 dollars, which is a little on the pricey side for deodorant, in my opinion. I enjoy the scent of this product, as well as the fact that it is a cruelty-free brand and it aluminum free! Hope you enjoy this quick video!


Collective Haul: Hautelook & Old Navy

In today's video, I have a collective haul. I did some online shopping on Hautelook and also made a small purchase at Old Navy. In addition to this haul, I also purchase a Playstation 3 this weekend! Game Stop had them marked down to $149.99 and I couldn't resist the deal.  I bought four games to go with it: Tales of Graces F, Tales of Xilia, Time and Eternity, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch!


Get to Know Me: Beauty Blogger Tag

Hi everybody! I know I have been lacking in both the youtube and blogging worlds, but today I wanted to do this simple post so you could get to know me a bit better! I saw Amie over on Belle-amie  do this post and thought is was the perfect fit for my blog!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is very curly. It is also very thick, which makes it impossible to work with. Unless I invest in a good hair straightener, it doesn't straighten very easily.

2. Do you dye your hair yourself or go to a salon?
I have only dyed my hair a few times in my life and it was all at home, using store-bought dyes. I have had black hair, auburn hair, and even highlights.
Circa 2009 - Auburn Hair
Circa 2008 - Long, Black Hair

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I usually wear my hair up in a pony tail everyday. Sometimes I'll wear a headband to change things up a bit.

4. Do you do your own manicures and pedicures or do you go to a salon?
I have only had my nails done twice at a salon, one from Prom and one with my sister. I usually just do them at home because it's cheaper.

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
I usually change it 1-2 times per week depending on how chipped it is

6. Do you paint your toes in the Winter or just in the Summer?
II paint my toes all year long. Plus, in the winter in can last forever!

7. Do you plan your outfit of the day the night before or just decide when getting dressed?
I always pick my clothes out in the morning when I get ready for work. I rarely decide the night before what I am going to wear unless I come up with a cool outfit idea.

8. How often do you change of your handbag?
I would say I switch it up maybe every few months. If I buy a new bag, I tend to use it for a while before reverting back to a different bag. In the spring/summer, I change them up more.

9. How long does it take you to put on your makeup?
It usually only takes me 5-10 minutes because I don't do a full "face" routine of foundation, concealer, etc.

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
If I actually were to wear face makeup (which I do on rare occasions), I always do my face makeup first.

11. Do you collect makeup or do you just buy what you need when you need it?
I would say I am in the middle of the aisle here. I have a much smaller collection than I use to because I gave away a lot of makeup and threw out makeup that was old and/or expired. I like trying new products, so every so often I will pick up some new things.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have never worn fake eyelashes and don't think I would have the patience to every wear them.

13. Do you wear a full face of makeup everyday?
I would say 90% of the time I wear a full face of makeup. For me, that would consist of: primer, powder, eyeshadow, mascara and a lip balm. I rarely wear a bb cream, unless my skin is looking dreaful.

14. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes! I usually do this on weekends when I am running errands.

15. How many high end products do you own?
I own a few. I have a couple MAC lipsticks, a lot of Urban Decay eyeliners, and a few eyeshadows palettes and eyeshadow singles. I think the only high ends brands I have are MAC, Urban Decay, and theBalm.

16. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
Typically, I got to bed around 10:00-10:30PM every night. I have issues in the morning, so I will wake up around 6:30AM. I actually set three alarms on my phone to help get my out of bed in the morning. 

17. How many pets do you have?
Right now, I have none. My landlord only allows cats. But, at my parents house, we have a dog named george.

18. How often are you on Blogger?
I actually prefer to read posts on Bloglovin, so I am only on Blogger when I am working on posts.

19. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
If the post I am reading is very interesting, yes I tend to read the comments. I always try to reply to your comments on my blog, even if it is a simple 'thank you'

20. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
I have this on my About Me page, but I currently use the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. It is a simple point and shoot digital camera. I want to upgrade to a better camera very soon. I am very interested in the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)

I hope you enjoyed this tag! Feel free to do this tag and tweet me (@lizlovesmakeup) or link it in the comments section below!

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and I'll see you in my next post!

Products I've Used Up - Fall 2013

I love doing these types of videos because you mini reviews of each product the blogger/vlogger has recently used up. It's also a huge accomplishment for me to use up products because then I can go out and buy new products to try out! In this video, I have used up some makeup wipes, mascaras, body wash, face wash & hair spray!


My Muse Box - October 2013


NOTD: Covergirl Outlast in Rouge Red

I wrote this post on my iPhone using the Blogger App
I also took this picture with my iPhone's camera

Today's post featured a new nail polish I picked up from Rite Aid. This is the Covergirl Outlast polish in Rouge Red #610. It is one of the best drugstore polishes I have ever owned! It was opaque in one coat and I added a second just to try it! It has the perfect formula and dried nearly instantly! I also think this polish is perfect for fall! I now want to try more polishes by Covergirl because they nailed it!


Drugstore Haul - October 2013

Hi ladies! I went to the drugstore on Friday after work and picked up some new goodies!
I am so sorry I haven't been uploading videos as frequently lately but I have been sick for the past two weeks and am finally starting to feel better! Don't forget to enter my philosophy giveaway, which ends this Sunday, October 13th!

Guest post: Autumn Make-up

This post was written by the lovely Emily over at Beauty by Emily. She is an avid beauty blogger and Professional Makeup Artist!

Autumn is finally in full swing here in the UK, I've swapped my thin cardigans for jumpers, sandals to boots and even added tights into my regime, but its not just our clothes we need to transition from summer to winter our make-up has to follow suit too. Here is a sneak peak into my Autumn transition make-up to match the weather outside. 

If you're not ready to ditch the tinted foundation and BB creams for full coverage just yet, try a sheer foundation with skin benefits in such as the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation or Bare Minerals OrginalFoundation.  Both these foundations offer a sheer yet buildable coverage that imitates flawless summer skin with their dewy finish. Don't worry about  that little bit of oil seeping through, on us oil girls may be a blessing in disguise when trying to recreate a summer glow. On top of that application is a doddle, I recommend using a big fluffy blending brush for the powder foundation and liquid, if you are looking for a more subtle liquid foundation look use a wet beauty blender sponge and stipple the foundation into your skin. 

Staying with your base for a moment longer, blusher is key to change in the colder months. Unfortunately this does mean no more coral tones but adding cool tones back into your skin. Hervana blusher by Benefit is a universally flatting blusher on all skin tones due to its mixture of pigments. Lucky for us all there is a hint of coral and pink in Hervana blusher so we don't have to jump ship to a purple tones blusher just yet. 

We all know the start of Autumn in the UK by the swarm of wind and drizzle, or in some cases floods of rain like I have seen, therefore we need to swap to a waterproof mascara. Now most brands do a waterproof version of their mascara so there is no need to jump ship too far when switching up your Autumn make-upbag. My personal favourite is Rimmel Scandleyes Waterproof just because I'm in love with the wand and formula of that mascara. Other brands such as Loreal and their Telescopic Mascara and Bourjous all offer waterproof versions of their iconic mascaras. Just make sure you swap quickly before you get caught out because not many of us can rock that panda look. 

Finally your lips, It's time again to say goodbye to those corals and bright pinks for a more practical nude. Now by all meansif you are feeling up to it, rock the dark lip trend this Autumn with Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick in 04. But if like me you just aren't prepared to go all out everyday, a nude lip is your middle ground. My favourite and must have is Venus by MAC. A cool toned pinky- nude offering a combination between matte and cremesheen is perfect to pop on over your lip balm. This is definitely one to pop into your work bag for a touch up after lunchtime. 

September 2013 Favorites!

I know I am doing this post a little late but better late than never, right? I decided to do my September favorites in a blog post rather than a video because I have been sick the past week and posts have been so much easier to write up!

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This has been my go-to face moisturizer for the past few months! It does a nice job at moisturizing your skin and it also helps fight your acne! This leaves your skin feeling smooth and calm.

These eyeshadows were sent to me by Sigma when I won the July Affiliate Challenge. They have very nice pigmentation and are easy to work with. My only negative is that they do have some fall out if they are worn for over an right hour period.

I don't think I have to say much about this palette except that it is a must have for everyone's beauty collection. It it so easy to work with and makes the prettiest neutral eye look. Each color can be worn on their own or combined with other shades.

This eyeliner glides on the water line so smoothly and has pretty good lasting power on me

I love this mascara! It is my new favorite from the drugstore. It does a great job at giving your lashes volume and length. I wear it everyday and highly recommend!

I have gone back to using this powder again as it givers more coverage than my Rimmel Stay Matte

Other Favorites: My new handbag and my new coffee table!

What were your September Favorites?


The Autumn Tag!

I love doing Tags, so thought I would take part. Here are my answers:

For Autumn, what is your...

1.  Favourite thing about it?  I love Fall! My favorite things about autumn are going to fall festivals, hay rides, pumpkin/apple picking, etc.

2.  Favourite drink?  Chai Tea Latte 

3.  Favourite scent/candle?  I love Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from Bath&Body Works

4.  Best lipstick?  I don't really wear lipstick but I always gravitate to using more lip balms in the fall season

5.  Go to moisturizer?  Currently, my go-to moisturizer is the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer

6.  Go to colors for the eyes?  Recently, I have been loving my Cover Girl Shimmering Sands palette, that I picked up at the drugstore. It has three wonderful neutral shades that are great for everyday looks

7.  Favorite music or band/singer to listen to?  My favorite singer is Christina Perri! I also love Sara Bareilles...

8.  Favorite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)?  A big sweater and yoga pants

9.  Autumn treat?  Fresh Cider Donuts from a local farm stand

10.  Favorite place to be?  At a park for a festival or curled up on the couch watching football! Go New England Patriots!

So there's my answers, either leave yours in a comment below if you're not a blogger, or if you are feel free to do this tag too, I'd love you see your answers so make sure to tweet me (@lizlovesmakeup) and link back to this post so everyone can see the source. 

NOTD: Maybelliene Color Show in Go Go Green

Maybelliene Color Show in Go Go Green #340

I picked up this nail polish a few months ago at Target (it was on clearance for $0.88 cents) and finally got around to wearing it! It is a beautiful green color, perfect for the spring and summer seasons, although I could see it being worn all year round! These Color Show nail polishes have the most amazing formula! They are also opaque in two coats. I paired this polish with my Beauty Secrets Top Coat, which you can purchase at Sallys Beauty Supply. I highly recommend these polishes and they are one of my favorites from the drugstore!


What's on my Bag? || Fall Edition

I recently purchased a new bag from Little Black Bag and it is now my go-to bag for Fall.
Watch this video to find out what I am currently carrying in my bag!