The Beauty Scoop: week 1

Hey guys! Super sorry, I’ve been AWOL but I’VE FINALLY MOVED!!! Yall I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am♥ But I have officially started working on my youtube again and now I’m coming back full force to work on my blog! Im super excited to see where this new beginning takes me! 

     Today, I’m going to be writing about the weekly Beauty Scoop! //This is pretty much all the drama of the beauty world as well as any other news// I’m going to start posting this on my Youtube Channel every week but this week, y’all are reading it here first so sit back, grab some tea, and get ready to hear all the juicy shade the week has to offer!

First up on the agenda is the recent battle between Jeffree Star and Too Faced cofounder, Jerrod Blandino. Star called out Blandino earlier this spring for allegedly shading Tarte with a (now deleted) Instagram post that was captioned #ThereArentUnicornsInTheAmazon, this is assumed to be a dig at the brands Amazon clay collection and unicorn inspired products that they just released.  Star recently hinted shade towards the business between Nikki Tutorials and Too Face involving their recent collab. Supposedly, Nikki was paid $50,000 and told not to work with any other brands and not to speak about this yet Too Faced brought in almost $9 million from her collaboration alone. Star said on Twitter “While @jerrodblandino drives a Bentley and lives in a mansion, Nikkie has been suffering in silence.”

Also in this controversy, Star recently said “her and I are no longer friends. You can confirm that.  but I still respect her hustle and I watched firsthand how they abused her and know how much she got paid. It’s embarrassing. I think anyone else BUT me afraid to mention the contract. I did it to make a statement so the audience have a taste as to why it was so Sh!tty. she prove something and what was produced was not the same quality.”

After Star hinted towards the contract between Niki and Too Faced, Blandino’s sister Lisa decided to get involved. She publicly bashed his customers and made death threats towards Star. There is also a chance that start is facing legal action for his remarks about the contract. He mentioned other companies and brands trying to mess with his money and business behind the scenes and to that he said “get ready for a blood bath”.

In other news, Too Face is releasing their “I want Kandee” collab with Kandee Johnson on September 3. Kandee posted a sneak peek on Instagram of an eyeshadow palette from the collection. There are 15 pans with three oversized base colors in a blend of mattes and shimmers the overall pallet means towards the cool neutral side of the spectrum. The shades are named after sweet treats such as banana cream pie sugar strawberry and more.


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And lastly, Manny MUA jumped to his friends defense and called out MAC Cosmetics for allegedly failing to promote their collab as well as they should have. Laura Lee and Gabriel Zamora worked with Mac to each release their own online- only lipsticks. Manny felt MAC didn’t promote the lip products like they have with other collabs in the past and took to twitter to defend his friend’s honor. Whether or not you feel he was right, his tweets caused both of their lipsticks to become sold out!

Okay, this time I’m FORREALL YALL!

Today, I am officially coming back to blog FULL TIME. That means I’m going to go back to 5-7 posts a week and I have a TON of new ideas for this blog! ALSO im kinda going to change so things- I don’t want my blog to get overloaded with makeup posts where I’m pretty much saying the same things or posting the same content SOOO I’m expanding my options! I’m pretty much going to talk about ALL the topics I know about! So for example, I recently added to my furry family so I’m starting a segment about how to care for that specific pet.

I’m super excited to announce that my book will be out later this year too! I’m going to love sharing this with you guys!!

I’M BACK FROM THE DEAD Y’ALL

Hey everyone!! So I’m super sorry I had to take a break from blogging and YouTube! I started taking on more responsibility at work and even got a raise 🙂 but that also means I’ve been super busy lately 😦

Anywho, so tomorrow is Lent and this is the first year I’m actually going to try to participate. I’ve decided (last minute as always) that I’m going to 1) try to connect with God more and get more into my religion than i have been in the past and 2) try to stop worrying about everyone else in my life and be more positive. By that I mean, I’m going to stop judging people and just let them live their lives. This mainly pertains to a few people in my life but still, I need to get rid of all of this negativity! (I’m not saying I judge everyone or anything- For example, this one person does a lot of bad things and makes bad choices and I mentally criticise that person almost everyday. Which I know is bad and I definitely shouldn’t do that and everyone has their flaws(especially me) so I’m trying to work on mine:D )

So with that being said, I’m going to try to post more ( like daily) and I might even start posting a review of my daily devotions. SO, starting tomorrow, I’m going to be more positive, “stay in my lane”, and try to reconnect with God again.♥

I’d love for y’all to follow me on my journey for 40 days and help me stay accountable!

 

**SIDE NOTE: Any bloggers that have a similar theme/topic to my blog, PLEASE  Comment your instagram name below! I’m starting a community of bloggers that will be in a  group chat together and help each other reach their full potential! **

 

Countdown to V~DAY: Day 2 Bomb af Eyeshadow

<<Plz ignore my dollar store foundation and scary eyebrow>>
Today, I’m sharing a makeup look (yes omg I know) that I created for Valentines day. Even though I’ll be stuck at work all day, I’m still going to be rocking my V day Lula Roe’s and this bomb look.  (REAL QUICK– Go follow my blog Instagram @itsme.amieg tysm!♥)

I created this look using the Ulta Rose Gold Palette (You can get it here http://bit.ly/2ida9s0 for $20). ||Obvi, you don’t have to use this exact palette||


So I pretty much used every shade in the palette *oops* but you’re more than welcome to customize it and make it your own!♥
Any whoo, I started out by priming my eyelids with Trust Fund Beauty’s primer just to give my shadow something t stick to. First I used a fluffy blending brush and the shade “Prosecco” and applied that all over my lid. Then I used a smaller blending brush and applied the shade “Breathless” to my crease and outer corner. With this shade, you can’t really add too much so you don’t have to be as precise. Next, I used my crease brush and mixed the shades “Dessert”, “Luxe”, and “Orchid” and applied everywhere I applied “Breathless”. **The pic says Sweetheart but I meant Orchid oopss** Lastly, I took a flat angled brush and the shade “Dahlia” and applied a small amount to my outer corner and absolute inside of my outer portion of my crease. Be sure to go easy with this shade since it’s so dark.

After that, I applied my Ulta liquid liner and then went back in with “Dahlia” on the smallest brush I own to smoke out my lower lash line.

Lastly, I applied my Model Co mascara and used my Sinkdinavia Setting Spray to finish off the look!

That is pretty much the look! I just did basic foundation, contour, and highlight (a list of products I used for everything else will be at the bottom of the post).

 

Other products I used:

  • elf foundation stick in “Nude”
  • JS Skin Frost in “SO Fu**ing Gold”
  • Nyx Contour Stick
  • Ulta Beauty’s Nude Face Primer
  • elf brow kit in “Light/Medium”
  • it Cosmetics Brow Pencil
  • inspir Concealer stick

 

Thank you for reading this far down!! If you’re reading this, comment “Nice Spuds” below!!♥♥♥♥♥♥

I’m a terrible person

I have yet again slacked off on Dupe Day ))): I have so many big things in store for ya’ll that I completely forgot that it was Tuesday and I had literally NO Dupes to post.

Anyway– Today I started back up my blog Instagram as well as my hair and makeup Instagram so go follow that for sneak peeks and updates!!

Blog IG- @itsme.amieg

Beauty IG- @mua.amie

ALSO MY SNAPCHAT IS @amybby

January Faves 2017 ♥

Y’all this month has been CRAZY asf! From deciding to move out to starting a blog and even starting up my bath bomb business again; I’ve had a jam packed schedule lately. I’d most definitely be a blabbering mess right now if it wasn’t for my “me time” where I take about an hour to do something I enjoy. This month I’ve found a few new things I enjoy so I thought I’d share my Faves from January!

  • Lately, I’ve been loving the e.l.f. BB cream, mainly because I’m super lazy, but also because it matches my skin tone perfectly and smells like sunscreen!
  • If you watch my videos on YouTube, you’ll know I love The Balm and I just got my Manizer sisters Trio! It’s so amazing I’d deff recommend!
  • My fave skin care item is the Mary Kay Botanical Effects Cleansing Face Wash. It keeps my skin acne free!
  • For my birthday, my boyfriend’s mom bought me 3 pair of Lula Roe Leggings and I’m in love!!! Today I’m wearing my valentines day pair ♥
  • My most used app of the month is Tumblr- you can follow me artemis-gwen or poppin-pixie-powder for my aesthetic account
  • I’ve been killing some online poker lately (no real money of course) I’ve been using the Poker King Texas Holdem app!
  • This month’s most played song is on + off by Maggie Rogers
  • My fave movie I’ve watched this month is (FINDING DORY but since I watch that every week and I’ve seen it like 53 times I’ll go with my second fave) Trolls! It’s so stinkin cute!!
  • I’ve been watching Burn Notice on Netflix a lot this month and I’m addicted♥
  • On Hulu, I’ve been binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race since it’s now “expiring” so I’ve finished season 6! (My fave queen is Adore♥)
  • This month’s fave emoji is the Pineapple bc it’s so ~artsy~🍍

 

That’s all for this month. Hopefully I’ll have more for February!♥

Dupe Day Tuesday #3

HEY GUYS! Today I’m uploading a video on YouTube so be sure to go watch that (^-^)

https://www.youtube.com/user/snug61

Anyway, today’s Dupe Day is going to feature some of my fave products! ♥

  • ColourPop is one of my favorite brands y’all don’t understand the love I have for this brand! CP’s Highlighters are the BOMB.COM no matter if they’re dupes or not! Any who, CP’s Wisp($8) is a similar dupe for Becca’s Opal($38). I do love Becca but I feel like I get a better quality from CP.♥
  • ELF has made so many dupes for higher end brands and they’re not stopping now! If you love Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop($38) then you’ll love e.l.f.’s baked eye shadow in Enchanted($3). I mean no one will know that your glow is eye shadow so it could be the perfect highlighter!
  • Wet n Wild is one of the most underrated brands. Their lippie in “sandstorm” is a perfect match for ABH’s Ashton.

 

Dupe Day Tuesday #2

YALL. This week Dupe Day is actually going to be posted!! Omg what?!?
Anyways, I found some amazing dupe pics to share!!
I have the JS and I’ve swatched the ABH so I know those are the exact same! The others look like they are!! 

I personally do not use MAC products so I wouldn’t know about that one^^ 

Huda and CP are 2 amazing brands!! I love the Huda palettes and CP has some of my all time fave lippies 😍

But these Dupes are to DIE for 😍😭💕 

Weekly Review: Kiss Freely

Kiss Freely has sent me a few items to try out and review for y’all! For those of you who don’t know, Kiss Freely is a brand that is 100% organic and vegan.

Yesterday, I received a package with a body butter, 2 lip glosses, a pink one and a white one, and a hand written note from the owner of the brand. 

I am so in love with the body butter! I’ve used a few higher name brands body butters before and they leave my skin feeling greasy or oily. This one doesn’t! It feels like you just put on lotion that is thicker than normal. It works wonders on dry skin though. I had extremely dry elbows, especially during the winter, so I tried the body butter on only my left elbow so I can compare them and there was no contest- the body butter made my elbow feel like I have normal skin after only 2 applications! I used the product when I received it yesterday as well as before bed last night! I was sent a full sized container which they are selling for $16.99 right now! It is so worth it!💕

As for the lip glosses, I like how they feel on my lips and their consistency but I’m not a fan of glosses. (I prefer matte or semi matte lip products) I could see myself wearing this if I ever did want to wear a gloss. It’s easily the best gloss I own (and I own a good bit). 💕

Weekly Review: Dose Of Colors

Hey guys, sorry for missing Dupe Day Tuesday this week!!! (I know I suck) Life has been crazy this week with meal preps, classes, apartment hunting, and all the other things I fill my time with. ☺

Anyway, in all the chaos, I forgot I ordered 2 Dose Of Colors liquid lipsticks!
The ones I bought were Bare with Me and Truffle (links at the bottom ( No, I don’t make a profit from you buying them, I just love the products!)).

So, I was a little confused when I opened the boxes. The colors looked EXACTLY the same in the bottle.

But GIRL lemme tell you these were anything but the same. (unfortunately, I forgot to take a side by side pic so here’s one from doseofcolors.com )

 

I absolutely love Truffle ♥ It looks sooo good on too! Bare with me is amazing but I don’t have the badass-ness to wear nude lips out in public )):

This product does take a lil bit to dry but once it does, it’s not going anywhere!
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BARE WITH ME

TRUFFLE

 

 

Hopefully, I can make it up to y’all for missing Dupe Day by doing 2 posts in one day????? ♥