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Wet n’ Wild Beauty-Fergie Centerstage

I love Walgreens; they always have the newest makeup displays before the other stores like CVS and sometimes Rite-Aid, and it’s always so well stocked and organized. Today, I had to get cough drops and this beautiful display with Fergie on it caught my eye. It’s the new Wet n’ Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection.

As you can see, there are a lot of products that went into this collection! I ended up just picking up one palette, the eye primer, and a lot of lipsticks! I have not played with them yet, but enjoy the pics below, the lipsticks are super moisturizing and pigmented! The dark purple lipstick “Ferguson Crest Cabernet” is a good dupe of MAC “Rebel” lipstick, and it’s only $3.49 currently at my local Walgreens!

L’Oreal Caresse Lip Stains (YSL Dupe?)

I have seen the new L’Oreal Displays at my local Walgreens and kept passing by them, not giving them any attention, until I started hearing about a possible YSL dupe of their Caresse lip stains on IG (I am mainly active there due to my laptop being out of commission and can only blog when I am able to borrow one lol).

I decided to buy a couple to see if I liked them, the first two I bought was “Infinite Fuchsia” (which is now one of my favorites), and “Pink Rebellion”. At first I didn’t like “Pink Rebellion”, by itself on my bare lips did nothing for me but make my lips look shiny, however on top of a pink or purple lipstick for example, it was stunning! “Infinite Fuchsia” by itself was just gorgeous- a perfect berry shade in my opinion, and it stayed on! It stayed on TOO well that I was actually panicking on how to remove it! LOL.

I ended up loving them, so went to Target (since it’s cheaper there at $7.99 a pop as opposed to Walgreens selling it at $9.99 each), and got the rest of the colors I liked (I skipped getting the paler colors). There are 12 shades total in the line, and I got 9 of them all in all: Endless Red, Stubborn Plum, Infinite Fuchsia, Everlasting Caramel, Coral Tattoo, Pink Rebellion, Berry Persistent, Rose on and on, and Eternally Nude.

***Note: Will be updating this post as soon as I do all the swatches on the lips***

These are brand spanking new on the market, so there isn’t a whole lot of info on them yet, even L’Oreal doesn’t have them on their website! So, I will be as detailed as I can be in this review:

Quick facts:
– The darker colors seem to stain a bit better (Endless Red, Infinite Fuchsia, and Berry Persistent)
– “Stubborn Plum” and “Pink Rebellion” almost look identical, however I liked that Pink Rebellion, looks more baby pink on my lips, almost like a nice soft lilac.
– All the colors had great staying power, even when I ran water over them numerous times.
– You definitely need an oil based makeup remover to remove these effectively.
– The wand applicator is a paddle shaped doe foot, making it easier to apply and control how much desired product you want to apply.
– To me, there is no funky annoying smell or feel, they are not drying once on your lips.

Colors I highly recommend: Endless Red, Infinite Fuchsia, Coral Tattoo, Pink Rebellion, and Berry Persistent

Colors that are nice to have: Everlasting caramel and Rose on and on

Colors to skip: Pink Perseverance and Lilac Ever After

Wear time: I wore “Pink Rebellion” to work and was able to get about 6 hours of wear, I am sure I would have been able to have gotten more wear out of it, but had lunch which made it toned down. I will update this post with a before and after pic in regards to wear as well as the other colors in the upcoming days. Since these are stains, it’s hard to work quickly with them so I would have to do the swatches on the lips on separate days.

YSL Dupes? I do not own any YSL lipglosses, however, I have swatched the YSL ones at Sephora several times and I can say they do seem very similar, but these are below half the cost of ONE YSL lipgloss! I am sure you can find a comparison by another blogger online who may have both.

Overall, I highly recommend these! They are awesome stains and well worth it, especially on nights out on the town where you don’t really want to spend time touching up, or if you are looking for a stain that’s not drying– these are perfect!

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Wearing “Infinite Fuchsia”

NO FLASH

MAC Glamour Daze: Blushes & Lipsticks

Received my MAC haul from the Glamour Daze collection today, I got all three blushes, three of the lipsticks, and a nailpolish. The other two lipglasses also pictured are “Impassioned” and “Girl About Town” as well as a refill on my careblend powder. I included the swatches below as well as a quick pink blush comparison of other MAC blushes I have.

Blushes I bought: I’m the one (soft medium cool pink), Small Vanity (dark plummy rose with a hint of brown), and Easy Manner (soft peachy coral).

Lipsticks: Innocence (Frost, soft coral), Outrageously Fun (Cremesheen, cool medium pink), and Glamourdaze (Cremesheen, a nice mauve-brown)

Nailpolish: Everything that glitters (Black jelly-like nailpolish packed with multi-colored glitter)

Wedding Pics: 8 months later…(Pic Heavy!)

I know I haven’t blogged in awhile, and kept promising to post pics from my wedding back in March and just totally forgot about it. I know a lot of my engaged friends and readers wanted some ideas since most of the things we did was DIY; so hopefully I can get around to posting about them in detail soon so you can easily do them yourself and save some money.

Above is our same-day edit wedding video from cottonlovestudios.com, who did such an amazing job on capturing our special day!

I won’t really explain much since I’ll save that for the DIY posts, so instead here are some pics! There are tons!

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Centerpieces my husband made…

Swatches: NYX Xtreme Lip Creams

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with these, it was at IMATS a year ago and I bought 4 of them and wore one of the colors the next day and was amazed at how pigmented they were. I did not like the matte creams too much, so I was honestly expecting to be disappointed again, but was pleasantly surprised! So much so, that I had to go to ULTA to pick up a few more colors and the hoarder in me wants ALL the colors!

What I love about them is not only are the super pigmented and the color you see in the tube is the color you get, but because they are not super shiny like a gloss which I hate because it looks like you ate some oily chicken. I tend to like more of a satiny finish with a tiny bit of shine, nothing too over the top. And these definitely deliver!

You can find them at ULTA and other stores, or on http://www.cherryculture.com. ($4-6 each)

Check out the swatches below!

Urban Decay: Dangerous Palette & Swatches

Had to take advantage of Urban Decay’s Friends & Family sale, since it was 20% of all items, including sale items. I decided to get their “Dangerous” palette which has the following eyeshadows: Gravity, Loaded, Evidence, Deeper, Mushroom, and Ace; as well as a tiny lip plumper gloss and the brow kit in Honey Pot (which I will review later in a separate post). These are really pigmented, and are on the shimmery side. The entire palette zips up and has a handle which makes it perfect for traveling.

Check out the swatches below!

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