The Balm Gang

Happy Sunday beauties!

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend and staying cool from the heat.

I love matte products and some of my fave lippie products are from The Balm cosmetics. I picked up some of these beauties from their 50% Flash Sale last month and finally came around to snapping a photo of them. I picked up the matte eyeshadow palette, some more matte liquid lipsticks and of course restocked on my OG Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter. I have been wearing the Committed shade for a month now and am obsessed.

What are some of your fave Balm cosmetics products?

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  • Meet Matt(e) Trimony matte eyeshadow palette
  • Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks (L-R): Doting, Sincere, Committed, Trustworthy, Charming, Dedicated
  • Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter

Eyebrow Essentials

Hi friends! I’m so sorry I’ve been so MIA on here! I have been busy with events for work and traveling for business. I’m just getting back into my beauty posts on social media as well as blogging. I hope you are all doing well and ready for Summer 2016!

I finally restocked on a bunch of my favorite eyebrow products by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I ran out of my Brow Definer and have been trying to finish up my Brow Wiz so I can order all at once. Finally, I ordered some more of my Brow Definer, Brow Wiz, Clear Brow Gel, and the Brow Powder Duo. My current color is Medium Brown for my eyebrows so I get all my colored brow products in this color. I usually take turns in using the different brow products also, the Brow Definer and Brow Wiz when I’m doing a full face of makeup and the Brow Powder Duo when I’m doing a more lighter application and want to just lightly fill in for fuller, natural brow look.

Have a great week and see you again soon!

Xoxo,

Yuri

  • ABH Brow Definer 
  • ABH Brow Wiz 
  • ABH Clear Brow Gel
  • Brow Powder Duo
  • ABH Duo Brush 20
  • ABH Mini Duo Brush 12 

Some new Julep

Happy Hump Day lovelies!

I’m trying out some new products I got from Julep this week. I am trying out two new moisturizing products. The first is the Julep It’s Balm which is a moisturizing lip crayon that has color around the outside and a moisturizing treatment core inside. The second is the No Limits Luxe Hydrating Crème which is a deep hydrating crème that nourishes and treats dry skin with a push-button cap that you dispenses out the crème. It’s convenient and sanitary so you don’t need to worry about digging product out with your fingers! I was attracted by the rose hip oil, malvaceae lipid extract, and green coffee bean oil ingredients in this product. Look out for a review coming up in a few weeks!

Have a great rest of the day!

Ciao,

Yuri

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  • Julep It’s Balm in Ripe Raspberry
  • Julep No Limits Luxe Hydrating Crème

Mini MAC Haul

I took a trip to one of my favorite MAC stores in Los Angeles off Robertson Blvd. My sister and I go to this location a lot. We love how big the store is and especially love going when it’s slow. I’m big on shopping when it’s not crowded lol.

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  • MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ Spray
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC25
  • MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Peach Blossom
  • MAC Pro Eyeshadows in (top to bottom): Soft Brown, Nylon, & Texture

IMATS 2016 Haul

Here are some of the products I picked up from the IMATS LA show this past weekend. I needed to restock my kit and also wanted to try out some new goodies for myself! I always try to make a list of what I “need” and what I would like to browse from specific vendors that are at the show. Then, I’ll walk every aisle and go to the booths I know I want to visit to save time to browse new products and show specials. Here are the goodies I ended up getting from the show!

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

The new Glow Kits from Anastasia Beverly Hills were definitely calling my name (along with every other person’s name at the show. lol) I had fun swatching these and decided to pick up both kits: That Glow and Gleam. I also picked up the ABH highlighter brush A23 to use with these two kits as well as my other highlighters. I love the shape and build of this brush. Sometimes fan brushes can be too flimsy and don’t apply the product well enough so I’m excited to use this one. I got a new ABH Brow Wiz in Soft Brown and also the new Brow Definer in Medium Brown. I really like the shape of this brow definer and hoping as I use it more, the shape of the pencil holds up! The last thing I got from ABH was the lip gloss in Kristen. I wanted two lipgloss shades in Tara and Kristen (both nudey pink shades) especially since they were selling for $10 instead of $16, but they ran out and I was only able to receive one. Oh well! I think I did pretty well at this booth!

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LORAC 20th ANNIVERSARY ALTER EGO LIP COLLECTION

I picked up this beautiful lip set from the Naimie’s booth at the show. The collection includes 10 matte lipsticks and 10 matching lip glosses with the perfect nudes + deep hues. I am so excited to use this set but it may be a while because it’s so pretty to look at I don’t want to touch it just yet. lol I heard they ended up selling out so I’m so happy I was lucky enough to get one.

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BEAUTYBLENDER PRO PAC

I restocked on my favorite black beautyblender sponges and Naimie’s always comes through with the Pro Pac. I usually need to make time in my schedule to drive out to Naimie’s Beauty Center because they’re out in Studio City, CA so I was definitely happy to see the Naimie’s booth at the show. They always come through with some special deals for major makeup shows. Yay for beautyblenders!

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TARTE COSMETICS

I have the Tartelette palette and have been obsessed with the perfect matte shadows that come in it. So, I had to pick up the Tartelette 2 In Bloom palette at the show! They weren’t offering a huge discount but it was better than no discount so I went for it. I also picked up the Lights Camera Lashes mascara and two Rule Blender double-eyeshadow brushes. Nothing beats a duo shadow brush for $5!

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CINEMA SECRETS PRO COSMETICS

I’ve been waiting to finish my Parian Spirit makeup brush cleaner so I can finally get this 32 fluid oz Cinema Secrets Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner! I also restocked on my spray bottle so I can keep one for myself now that I have a big bottle to refill from. I love a GREAT makeup brush cleaner don’t you?

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NYX COSMETICS

Prom season is coming up shortly and I wanted to make sure I stocked up on some pretty loose glitter for my clients. I picked out two to try out: Rose and Bronze along with the NYX glitter glue. The girls at the booth were raving about their glue so I’m excited to give it a try!

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EMBRYOLISSE LAIT-CREME CONCENTRE

This product is one of my holy grail moisturizers that I always restock on because of the deal they have at makeup shows. With the cold weather that’s been drying out my skin, this has been my go-to moisturizer. It is super nourishing and it gives me the extra moisture my skin needs! I always pick up extra for my mom and sister too. 🤗

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ARDELL PROFESSIONAL

My other holy grail product: Ardell Professional Natural false strip lashes in Demi Wispies black is my FAVORITE. They always have a makeup show deal: 8 lashes for $20 and I always stock up my kit with these because they’re my go-to falsies for my clients, especially brides! Let’s just say my makeup storage has it’s own shelf for lashes. lol

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 I hope you beauties enjoyed my haul!

See you again soon!

Ciao,

Yuri