MAKEUP PRODUCTS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD OWN • LIPS EDITION // LETIFFANYSHOW✨

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Welcome back to my blog 

Pucker up, friends! Welcome to part 3 of the MAKEUP PRODUCTS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD OWN series! If you haven’t seen my past two posts on face and eyes, check them out here and here!

Today it’s all about the lips! 💋 I love lip products. I love how every lip color adds a little pizazz to your look and GAH I’m obsessed. On a typical school day, I only wear lip balm to keep my lips from feeling dry BUT when I’m feeling a bit saucy, I whip out my liquid lipsticks!

Like the last two parts of this series, I will be including both high end and lower end products to help you with whatever price point you’re at! And of course, don’t forget to check out drugstore weekly ads because something is always on sale! Happy bargain shopping!

Step 1:

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To have a flawless finish to your lipstick/liquid lipsticks, you must start with a smooth base. That’s where the lip scrubs come in. There are a lot of lip scrubs in the market but I love this homemade recipe from The Wonder Forest (original recipe here). It’s made with all natural ingredients and you probably have them at home as we speak! Go give it a try!

You will need:

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of olive oil

Mix all the ingredients and BAM you have a lip scrub! Massage it onto your lips for about 20 seconds and wipe off for smoother lips!

Step 2:

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Chapped lips is a big no no especially if you want to look good during your exam. I mean if you don’t do well, at least you look good doing it, right? (lol im kidding) NOHBODY likes a chapped lip. It just feels so…uncomfortable! So I’ve included a list of lip balms that I’ve tried and loved and I hope you find one that fits your needs!

  • Chapstick total hydration (coconut hydration)- $2.99-get it here

I lovveeee anything coconut flavored (but not actual coconut..) and this chapstick has the perfect hint of coconut flavor. It has a 3 in 1 hydration system that keeps your lips looking gooood.

  • EOS Lipbalm -$3.29- get it here

Some people aren’t a big fan of this lip balm and at one point, it gave people weird rashes on their upper lip but I like it xD My favorite flavors are Sweet Mint and Summer Fruit. It is infused with Vitamin E, which moisturizes and protects your lips from harsh conditions!

  • Burt’s Bees- $3.29- get it here

I’ve tried this lip balm in so many different flavors and loved them all. My favorites are the Coconut & pear, Pomegranate, and Beeswax. This lip balm is made with 100% natural ingredients and is infused with Vitamin E to renew your lips! It tastes good and makes your lips feeling moisturized af.

Step 3:

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As I mentioned before, I don’t always wear lip colors. But sometimes I just want to dazzle up a bit! Here are some lip colors that I’ve tried and love!

  • ColourPop

I’m so glad I discovered ColourPop lippies. It’s great quality lip color for a very affordable price. The only downside is that it’s hard to pick out colors that would look good on you cause it’s all online. Also, you have to wait for shipping and I’m impatient! HAHA Word on the street though, it’s coming to Sephora!!! Yasss I’m so excited! 🙌

Ultra Satin Lip-$6.00

♥ Echo Park// here // satin matte peachy nude color

♥ Lyin King// here // satin matte raspberry color

♥ Tulle//here// matte dusty burgundy color

Lippie Stix- $5.00

Brink// here // matte terra-cotta rose color

Crack me up// here // matte griege rose color

♥ Faded// here // creme rosey coral color

♥ Button // here // satin peachy pink color

  • Maybelline

Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick-$7.49

♥ Touch of Spice (#660)// here// Beautiful mauve matte color and is really creamy!

Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick-$7.99

♥ Untainted Spice (#950)// here// Beautiful nude color my light-medium skin tone.

  • NYX Professional Makeup

NYX Lingerie Liquid Lip- $6.99

♥ Ruffle Trim (LIPLI04)// here // large range of nude-ish colors for any skin tone! This one looks natural with my light-medium skin tone.

NYX Liquid Suede- $6.99

♥ Soft-Spoken (LSCL04)// here // Waterproof and long lasting liquid lipstick! It also dries matte.

NYX Butter Lipstick- $6.49

♥ Root Beer Float (aka Pops) (BLS17)// here // It applies like butter (hence the name ‘butter lipstick’) and I love how low-key the color is!

  • Tarte

Tarteist Quick Dry Lip Paint- $20

♥ Delish // here // Rosey-mauve color- it’s long lasting and dries matte.

and…

That is it for my lip essentials/routine! I never know what kind of lip colors I should get.

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As always, thank you so so much for stopping by! I hope you liked this series. Like, comment letting me know when you go back to school (I’m curious!) and press that follow button to be notified when I post! I hope you have a beautiful day and don’t forget to shine bright, you’re beautiful ❤

Shine bright, peace out.✌

❤ , TIFF

 

psst… check out my last post here!

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I used my own money to buy these products. These links are non-affiliated, which means I don’t make any commission from the links you click on. I just want to make it easier for my readers to see the products I’m talking about. 🙂 


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MAKEUP PRODUCTS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD OWN • EYES EDITION // LETIFFANYSHOW ✨

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Welcome back to my blog 

I don’t know about you but I yawned a lot through school so eye products with a long staying power were a must! If not, you would see a girl with panda eyes walking around campus. How embarrassing!

Welcome to part 2 of the MAKEUP PRODUCTS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD OWN series! Today we’re talking about eyes. Typically for eyes, I only wear mascara. But that mascara has to have really good staying power and curling power or else…panda eyes.

Like my past post where I talked about essential face makeup (if you haven’t seen it yet, click here), I’ve included both high end and lower end products to help you discover products in whatever price point you’re at. And don’t forget to check out the weekly ads for drugstores because drugstore brands tend to go on sale!! 🙂

Alrighty, let’s get into the products!

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  • LOREAL Lash Paradise Waterproof – get it here

With the waterproof version, your mascara aint going nowhere… especially on those days you feel like crying cause the stuff you studied wasn’t on the exam. ..true story..  This mascara keeps the curls, keeping you look put together through all the mess. 🙂 I recently wrote a review on this mascara! Check it out here!! Out of all the drugstore mascaras that I’ve tried in my 23 years of life, this has become my all time favorite!

  • Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot- $7.99-get it here

I’m not going to lie, I bought this mascara because of it’s shiny packaging (darn you pretty packaging). I just naturally gravitated to that shiny gold packaging… There was also that ad with MannyMUA in it with the suitcase of mascaras. Raise your hand if you’ve seen it! 🙋 haha! This is a great everyday mascara to quickly swipe on and run to class. It’s also easy to remove so when you come home from a long day, you can quickly remove it and 💤💤💤!

  • Benefit Roller lash- $24- get it here (travel size $12- get it here)

I bought this mascara in the travel size on a whim because I was trying to reach the minimum to get the free gift at Ulta. (It didn’t work out because I guess travel sizes didn’t count. Oops!) But damn.. this mascara makes my eyelashes looking naturally long and full. It lengthens and keeps the curl throughout the day.

psst… I personally love buying the travel size from Benefit Cosmetics because it’s pretty much half the product and half the price of the regular size. What I mean is, you’re not losing any money by buying the smaller one. It works great for me because I am someone who doesn’t wear makeup everyday. I also love to buy and try new makeup products all the time so I don’t waste anything if I buy the smaller size. Does that make sense? I hope so! haha

  • Tarte lights, camera, lashes- $23-get it here

I first decided to give this mascara a try when there was a bundle sale at Ulta during Black Friday a few years back. It was my first high end mascara so I was pretty excited. This mascara lengthens and volumizes your lashes. The great thing about it is that it does not clump or flake! The price point is terrible in my opinion but whenever theres a special or sale going on Ulta, I restock restock restock!

psst… While i was looking for the link of this product, I noticed that they had this cool set for $21. (check it out here!) It looks like you get one full size and a travel size for $21 dollars! Thats a great deal! Hopefully it comes back into stock soon.

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That is it for my eye makeup essentials. I know it wasn’t much but I haven’t tried any eyeliners or eyeshadows lately! I also didn’t wear those products in school so I wouldn’t be much help anyways.

Recently I have been playing with some eyeshadows and learning how to use them on my monolids! That way, I don’t end up looking like I got punched in the eye. That’s not a cute look…

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As always, thank you so so so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow me on this adventure (big button is on your right)! I hope you have a beautiful day and don’t forget to shine bright, you’re beautiful. ❤

 

Shine bright, peace out.✌

 

❤ , TIFF

 

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Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

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HELLOOO Friends! 

Ever since I started watching YouTube beauty gurus however long ago, I’ve seen many of them use the Clarisonic Mia 1 and 2. These beauty gurus pretty much did a great job convincing me that I needed one. I mean come on, the box itself says it cleanses 6x better than hands alone. UH YES I NEED THAT. But, that hefty price tag of $169 was what kept me away from purchasing one.

Around Mother’s Day time, the Clarisonic website had a promotion where if you bought their new foundation brush attachment, you’d get $40 off any brush of your choice. I did some calculating and even with the $35 foundation brush attachment, it was still cheaper than the Clarisonic alone. After some long thinking, I finally did it. I put in my credit card information, pressed submit order, and a week later… BAAM it was at my front door. (it was like Christmas day!! thanks mailman!)

The Mia 2 retails for $169.00. It is said to be have 2 speed facial sonic cleansing (delicate and universal). It comes with a sensitive brush head, trial size cleanser, travel case, and a 2 year warranty. It has a 1 minute pulsing T-Timer but to be honest, sometimes even after the 1 minute timer, I turn it back on cause my face don’t feel clean yet!

I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and this is what I thought about the Clarisonic Mia 2:

Pros:  My face does feels a lot cleaner than it used to be. To be honest, I thought the QVC and beauty guru people were exaggerating to make me want to buy it (and yes it worked..unfortunately..haha!) but my face does feel a lot softer! I did see the pores on my face shrink a little bit but not completely. When I apply makeup such as foundation, it seemed to go on a lot smoother. Even without makeup, my face looks a lot clearer and smoother…like a baby’s butt!

Cons: Like an electric tooth brush, you have to replace the brush head every 3 months. Now, these clarisonic brush heads are not cheap. They retail for about $27 each and $44 for pack of two. I read a lot of reviews where people love their Clarisonic but some have stopped using it because they didn’t want to buy the expensive brush head (totally understandable). Heh good thing I have a bunch of Ulta reward points saved up but its still an investment to think about.

Conclusion: I’ve only been using speed 1, which is “delicate” because someone recommended that as a new user, you should start with the lower speed. Maybe as I start using the “universal” speed, my skin will improve even more. Hmm..but, we’ll see. I’ll keep ya’ll updated. 🙂 Although it made my skin feel smoother, I don’t know if my skin feels 6x cleaner like it claims on the box…maybe 1x? 2x? I don’t think it’s necessary to have this device to achieve nice, clean skin. Pero like, I like it. I’m glad I finally made this purchase! YAY SKINCARE!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Make sure to like, comment, ask questions… er look around my blog if you’d like..laugh at my old posts like I do.. heheh OKAY BYE!

Shine bright, peace out.✌

❤ , TIFF


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UPDATE: Reflecting on this college stuff

Hello friends! I’mmmm baaacccckkkk!!! Sorry for being MIA but ya girl has graduated from cawledge! ERRR back it up a bit, I graduated in December 2016, but I finally got to walk across the grand stage this past weekend. I was trying so hard to not trip..

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Graduated UC Merced with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology!

College was definitely an experience but I grew the most during those past 4.5 years. Merced is one of those towns in the middle of nowhere that no one talks about. I, myself, had no idea what Merced was until I got into the school. When I first got there as a freshman, I was definitely confused. There were cows everywhere.. agriculture everywhere.. there was even a farm with camels down the street from my school. CAMELS. like what?! And there was literally nothing to do in Merced. I wanted to go home. But I’m glad I didn’t. I met my best friends there, I learned to be more appreciative of the things I had because there were people who didn’t have much, I learned what a heartbreak felt like, and I experienced what it felt like to have people leave you when you needed them the most. But it all made me who I am today because I am stronger.

The hardest part about college was failing. It was the feeling of hopelessness when you spent hours studying for an exam and yet, you fail. Those days were the worst. I’m very open about my failures so yes, I failed 3 classes in college and withdrew from one. Withdrawing from a class made me graduate late, which was a bummer cause I didn’t get to graduate with my best friends. But the point is, I never gave up. Yes, I cried about it and completely felt like shit about it. But I got back up on my feet and tried again. I kept trying and here I am with this snazzy diploma that will bring me to my next destination. So what I’m trying to say is, don’t give up. Keep your eye on the prize and keep going. I never even considered changing my emphasis or my major. I was determined to graduate with the major I entered college in because ultimately, that was the direction I wanted to go.

…I miss college… cherish these four years or however long it will take you because you’ll only be 18-22 years old once. I miss my best friends and dreading class everyday. Now I just dread work haha!

You can do it! Believe in yourself. Remember to tell yourself that and to the ones you love. Stay positive and everything will be okay! 🙂 ❤

Shine bright, peace out.

❤ , TIFF

PS. I’m going to try to keep posting stuff on here but ya girl sucks at this blogging thing so.. heh ❤ And if you have questions about being a bio major or college in general, I’m yo gal!


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