Five Makeup Staples that are Under $10

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There are certain products that are always part of my regimen, and they can all be found at my local drugstore. Here are five items that I use all the time, and they tend

Maybelline Line Stiletto

I tend to lose my liquid eye liners the most. I haven’t seen most of the ones written in my top inexpensive drugstore liners post and believe me, I’m hurt about it. I only like liners with firm tips. Flimsy brushes are just too much of a gamble for me. I also love the Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Ink Pen, but it’s getting harder and harder to find.

L’Oreal Telescopic

I love this mascara because it helps separate my lashes while lengthening them. And for under $10, how can you go wrong? I’ve missplaced this mascara and I’m SO mad about it, but that means I just need to drive my butt the 5/8ths of a mile over to Walgreens and buy a new one. I’m also quite interested in the Manga mascara. It looks really, really impressive.

Black Radiance Cream Liner

I’ve talked about this time and time before, but it never lets me down. It lasts all day, it’s super creamy and dries matte, it’s jet black, it’s perfection!

Milani Lip Gloss Brilliance

There are darn good! They remind me a lot of the Bobbi Brown lip glosses because they are just pigmented enough to work alone or over lipstick. I own 3, and I slightly want to get all the other colors!

Cover Girl Queen Bronzer in Ebony Bronze

Old faithful. I must have written about this 10 times. I wear it all the time, it goes with every look. It’s warm and glowy without being glittery. You have to have it! Here’s a swatch.

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Working on my Woman Cave + $100 giveaway (Part One!)

I call my cycle Voldermort. It’s awful. I’d like to say I can just lie in bed and wrap myself around a pillow, but usually, I don’t. To keep my mind off it, I’m working on my “woman cave”. This room is my blog headquarters, if you will. It’s where I store all of my makeup, papers, books, all kinds of stuff. It’s also where I shoot my Youtube videos and create my podcasts. Every bit of equipment that I own is jammed into this room. I’m only showing one wall today because I can’t even comprehend cleaning the entire room. Just know that there is way more clutter around here.stayfree1 I’m running out of excuses on why the room is as messy as it is. When I moved in last Fall, we were planning for our wedding. By March, the wedding was over and we were settling in. But now that it’s mid-June, I just need to dive in, clean up and decorate. Ultimately, I’d like to paint, add shelving, and mount a few photos. In the mean time, I’ll just give myself some room to work! So here’s the chaos. There are products that I used to get ready this morning, some products I reviewed earlier, and general desk messiness. stayfreecoffee Here’s a little narcotic thing about me. Before I start any “Work”, I always have to have a beverage. 98.9% of the time, it’s an iced coffee. I tend to be a little snobby about my coffee, so I have to take the time to cold brew it and get that great coffee shop taste. stayfree3 Fifteen minutes later, my coffee is ready, my music is on, I changed into my roomy tank and pajama shorts–now it’s time to work. Let me preface this by saying that I’ve had some over the counter medication to ease the cramps. Take a sip of coffee every two minutes because you’re hot, uncomfortable and ready to chill.
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After about 15 minutes of concentrated energy, this side of the room is as good as it’s going to get! There are a few obvious things that made a difference. I moved my camera, lenses and other photography equipment to a drawer. My pens and pencils are in one of my candle boxes. Boxes were broken down and put in the recycle bin. All makeup products get organized in their corresponding drawers. My podcasting microphone and back light are still out, but hey, it’ll do. Now it’s time to pull out my chair, turn on Netflix or edit some posts and hang out! Or maybe, If I’m gutsy enough, I’ll move on and work on wall number two. Either way I feel relaxed and accomplished.

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