Thursday, July 25, 2013


There are so many beauty products on the market these days but wouldn't it be nice if you could use one product for many other uses and still save yourself some money? Well, I am here to give you some beauty tips and tricks in getting more out of your beauty products!

Eyeshadow Primer

We all know that Eyeshadow primers are key in preventing the shadow from creasing and oxidizing. I don't know about you but when I wear under eye concealer, it also creases under my eyes which is not a cute look. 

**Tip: You know your eye shadow primer? Apply it to your under eye area and then apply your favorite concealer over top. It works like a charm. Go ahead, try it!

Waterproof Mascara or Not?

Raccoons are cute but not when us girls look like one. Waterproof mascaras are key in preventing raccoon eyes and our liners from smudging and running but using these products can be a pain in the butt to remove or maybe these products irritate your eyes.

**Tip #1: If you find long wearing formulas irritating, then sweep a clear mascara over any regular black mascara on your top lashes as this will seal the color. For your bottom lashes, just apply a few coats of clear mascara by itself.

**Tip #2: To properly remove waterproof mascara, soak a cotton pad in your favorite makeup remover and hold it on your lashes for a few minutes, then gently wiggle the cotton pad down your lashes to remove all the eye makeup. Being gentle and having patience is key in preventing wrinkles and lash loss!

Make Your Lipstick Last

You know when you apply lipstick and about a half hour to an hour later its all worn off or it has totally faded?         ANNOYING right?

**Tip: Before applying your lip liner or lipstick simply apply a dab of your foundation on your lips {I like to use concealer as it works better for me} and then apply your favorite shade of lipstick and/or liner over top. This helps to fill in any fine lines and gives the lip color something to adhere to. 
**Keep in mind: the glossier or sheerer the lip color, the more quickly it will fade.

Powder or Cream Bronzers

Bronzers don't only have to be used for contouring or giving our faces some glow.

**Tip: Set aside your eyeshadow's and use your powder bronzer instead or if you want to add a little more definition to your lids, then use your cream bronzer that has a hint of glitter. 

 Cream Blushes

Don't think that your cream blushes are just for your cheeks.

**Tip: Save your lipsticks and glosses for another day and use your cream blushes instead. You'd be surprised how fabulous it really looks.

 SPF Instead of Face Primer

If you enjoy using a primer than perfect, but if you are like me and you want to use the least amount of products on your face then ditch the primer.

**Tip: Apply an Oil Free Waterproof SPF first, then apply your foundation of choice. This will act as a primer and you're protected from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Filling in Your Brows

**Tip: If you were to take a good look at your eyeshadow collection, you would be surprised that you would have a color that would match your brows perfectly. Save the money and use your shadows!

Treat Yourself Sometimes but do Your Nails at Home

 We all love to go to the nail salon and get a perfect streak free polish and perhaps a design also. If you already have your base coat, polish and top coat at home, then all you need to pick up is a "mattifying top coat." Essie makes a great one called "Matte About You." This will help minimize any residual streaking during your last coat of polish. 

**Tip: First you want to apply your base, then one thin coat of polish, add a layer of the "mattifying top coat," add another layer of your polish {at this point you could add a design with Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen} and then top it all off with a shiny top coat and voila!

Save yourself some money and try these beauty tips. You will be amazed!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day, xo!!


  1. I never thought about applying concealer or foundation to my lips to make my lipsticks last longer. such a great idea, definitely giving that one a try!

    ~Maria | They Call The Wind

    1. Yes, you need to try it, it totally works! :)

  2. Great tips! I'm definitely going to try using SPF as a foundation primer!

    I actually found that I was paying for expensive products, when quite a few of them actually had almost exact dupes at the drugstore ;) and sometimes the drugstore version was better (i.e. my Rimmel eyebrow pencil - $4)!

  3. Eyeshadow primer is by far one of my favorite makeup tools, I love it! I just discovered a new elf one that is amazing!

  4. I have been using primer for years and have NEVER thought to put it under my eyes! I also get creases and it drives me batty. Def going to test this tomorrow morning!

  5. Great tips! I always use eyeshadow to fill in my brows. It looks more natural in my opinion. :)

    The Grass Skirt

    1. It definitely does look more natural :)

  6. Really great tips! I never thought about putting clear mascara over the black...seems pretty logical :) Thanks for sharing!


  7. Adding foundation to your lips is the best advice....your lip stick will last much longer!! Putting eyeshadow primer under my eyes...never thought of this before. Thanks for the tips!!

  8. Some great tips and advice :)

  9. GREAT tips! I find adding foundation or concealer to my lips dries them out so I actually bought some lip erase from MAC and I feel like it helps make my lipstick stay on longer (as well as tone down the redness of my actual lip color which I hate). xo

  10. can't wait to try your tips! great blog :)


  11. Awesome tips! I'm going to pick myself up a bottle of clear mascara!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. GREAT tips from a beautiful girl! I've been filling in my brows lately and am amazed at the difference it makes. You're spot on about doing your nails at home. I get them done at the salon once a month (or so), then polish on my own between.

  13. Thanks for the tips! Can't wait to try the lipstick tip!

  14. great ideas!! xo

  15. great tips! xx

  16. I had never thought about using shadows for eyebrows! Thanks so much!

    Hailey from

  17. That's great, but I'm trying to use cruelty free product :-)

    Have a lovely day


    Piera Anastasia

  18. These are great tips!! It's very useful specially that I am just beginning to use makeup. Thanks!!
    Followed you on GFC! Hope you follow back :)

  19. Thanks everyone!! I am glad you found the post informative :)

  20. Great tips girl, thank you! Love this post!!:)
    Courtney Rae

  21. Love beauty posts like this one, great job!!

  22. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer is my crack, that stuff is amazing!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  23. I had no idea about using the primer under the eyes! Will try this out today! Thanks for that tip =)

    Teffy ||Teffys Perks Blog


  24. Thanks for the tips! I love hearing new beauty ideas


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