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Review: Trader Joe’s Face Lotion SPF 15

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share my thoughts on the Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15…whoa, is that a mouthful or what?

I purchased this around March because I was interested in a moisturizer with SPF. Most of the time, my makeup has SPF in it, but there were some that didn’t and I wanted to add this to my daily routine. I purchased this from Trader Joe’s for about $10.

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It is in a nice little bottle and the product is white. It feels like your basic moisturizer, nice and smooth. It’s easy to apply and after giving it about 10-15 minutes to absorb, I find that it doesn’t leave too much of a greasy feeling. I only feel it in my super oily spots like my t-zone and cheeks. Nothing a little bit of powder can’t fix.

Unfortunately, this product did not work for me. I didn’t notice until two weeks ago that it was causing breakouts on my forehead. I tend to have acne on my cheeks, but I’ve never really broken out on my forehead. It was just a lot of really small pimples, which would take forever to come to a head.

At first, I didn’t put two and two together. My mom asked if I tried anything new, and then I thought about the lotion. But I thought that it couldn’t be because the rest of my face was not breaking out as bad. Eventually, I decided to test out not using it for two days, and lo and behold, my forehead breakouts started healing.

It’s so odd, because I put it all over my face, but only my forehead was affected. But the lotion was the culprit and now my forehead is virtually clear.

I’m not sure why it did that, but I’ll let you guys know what type of skin I have and maybe if you have the same issues, you can avoid this product. I have oily skin, prone to acne on my cheeks and chin. I’ve used many products and have almost never had breakouts from them, only the NYX color corrector palette.

I hope you guys found this helpful! Let me know if you’ve tried the lotion and if it worked out for you.

Quick and Easy Summer Eye Tutorial Ft. Toofaced Sweet Peach Palette

Hello my lovelies!

Today, I wanted to share a quick and easy summery eye look. This has been my go-to look eye look when I’m in a rush. I am using shadows from the Toofaced Sweet Peach Palette, but feel free to use similar colors and customize the look.

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I used the Candied Peach shadow (middle row, third from the left), all over my lids. Then, I just added some depth to my outer-V with Summer Yum, (bottom row, second from the right). I blended them out and added more eye shadow as needed. I love how these two colors look together. They really give that perfect summer look that’s been trending right now. The effortless looking pink/orange shadows are really in. It doesn’t take long at all to do and I feel like this super easy look can look great on a range of skin tones. Also, if you have the Sweet Peach palette, the shadows smell amazing.

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I add a lighter color to my brow bone, such as Georgia to give a little highlight in that area. I like to add a wing and mascara to finish off the look.

I hope you guys enjoyed and let me know if you like this look! Also, follow me on Instagram @amandasushma to see more looks. Thanks for reading!

Surprise Place for Petite Women’s Pants

Hello everyone!

This post is for my petite girls, all my short ladies. I have had so much trouble trying to find dress pants that fit. All the stores I tried either didn’t have my size, the pants were too long, or just too big in general. I really don’t want to pay for a tailor right now, so that’s not an option. What’s a girl to do?

And yes, I did try the petite sections in different stores. A lot of them didn’t fit right or they were just too expensive…$75 for pants, I don’t think so.

My mom went out with me and dragged me into the LITTLE GIRLS section of Kohl’s. Yes, the little girls section friends. And guess what? I FOUND PANTS.

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Now, it’s not what I thought my future would look like, but I had a lot more options in the kids section, rather than juniors or regular adults. The juniors section didn’t have many options. It had only boot cut pants. To be honest, I don’t like the boot cut style for dress pants, so I avoided those.

I purchased these pants for $27 and they’re from the brand Chaps. For a size comparison, I’m usually a U.S 0/1, which is like 24/25 inches. In the kid size, I’m a size 12. They actually had quite a few options and didn’t look like kids pants.

I just wanted to share this tidbit of information for any of my fellow petite people struggling to find pants that fit right. Hope I helped! And remember, as long as no one knows that it’s kids pants, is it really kids pants?

Colourpop Kaepop: Lip Swatch Video

Hello everyone!

This is my lip swatch video of the Colourpop x Karrueche Kaepop Collection. I had a lot of fun making this. If you would prefer a written version, click here for my blog post on it!

Thank you so much for watching! Feel free to leave any comments or questions

 

 

Kaepop Colourpop Lip Swatch

Hello everyone!

Sorry for not posting lately! That’s going to change, I swear. But today, I have a COLOURPOP LIPSWATCH for you guys. I love Colourpop and I really like Karrueche Tran. Colourpop had a 20% off sale, so I purchased the Colourpop x Karrueche Kpop collection.

Without further ado, here they are:

Saigon: Ultra Matte Lip

I usually stay away from reds because I think they look weird on my skin tone, but I absolutely love this! Such a beautiful red and it lasts basically all day. It’s a true red and ultra matte.

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Chi: Ultra Matte Lip

At first, I thought that this color was too light for me, but turns out it’s a really good nude for tan/medium skin. On fairer skin, it looks like a mauve/brown. I recommend searching on Youtube and Instagram for people who are similar skin tones to you for this color.

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Rooch: Ultra Matte Lip

This lip is the ultra vampy purple lip! I love it. It’s a very deep wine color and I think anyone can rock this!

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Hope you guys liked this colors! Feel free to leave any questions or comments!

Clinique: Beyond Perfecting Video Review

Hello everyone!

Here’s my video review of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation. If you prefer to read about it, click here for my post about it. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or concerns! Hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

Gold and Shimmery Full-Faced Tutorial (Video)

Hello lovelies!

Today I finally have a beauty post for all of you! I know I’ve been doing a lot of the daily prompts, but those really help get my thoughts out and I hope that you guys don’t mind too much.

But today is a beauty day! I created this gold and shimmery eye look, using a mixture of NYX’s Natural pallete and their Dubai palette. It’s a full-face tutorial, using the Clinique Foundation and Concealer foundation, which I will definitely be doing a separate post on.

Thank you so much for reading and feel free to leave any comments!

Au Natural or Glitter All Day?

Hello everyone,

I’m aiming to do a post a day, with the help of the  Daily Prompt: Glitter.

When I think of glitter, I think of makeup and beauty. That’s the primary content of my blog. I think it’s interesting how makeup and looks in general are being viewed in today’s world.

Of course, there are so many opinions, I can’t possible talk about all of them. But, I have noticed two polar opposites.

The first are the makeup lovers, such as myself. Nowadays, makeup is so popular. Whether you like it or not, it’s always on your Instagram explore page or featured on some other site. It’s fun and brings out the creativity in people, at least in my opinion. So many different looks are being done today, and it’s just amazing! I love makeup because it brings so many different people together, like any other interest. Men have been able to climb over huge gender stereotypes because of it too.

Of course, there are people who don’t like all of the glitter, glows, and bronzy looks these days. When I browse through comments for pictures that makeup artists and makeup brands put up on their pages, I see a lot of makeup haters out there.

Disclaimer: Not hating on people who don’t like makeup, just commenting on what some say.

I notice a lot of comments such as “Why is she putting so much on her face?”, “Too glittery”, “Who would wear that ever?”, and of course the “Try what I do. Makeup free and natural”. I just wonder, why comment all of that on a makeup page, that’s literally what their about.

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Most recent example of some of those comments on a makeup artist’s video on a makeup brand’s page. Why comment when it’s literally their business/job? From LorealMakeup’s Instagram.

I know I seem to be coming off as against the ‘natural’ way of life, but I’m just against telling others off for what they like doing. I totally get the no-makeup people, and understand that they want people to confident in their own skin. But what I just don’t understand is judging others for actually using it. Why can’t you do what you want, and let others live how they want, (and keep rude comments to yourself)? Of course, isn’t that what the internet is known for, telling everyone and everything what to do.

Personally, I love how my face looks like with makeup, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t go makeup free. Without makeup, I still feel confident, but with it, it’s such a boost. So what if people hide their pimples or wear bright blue eyeshadow? How does that affect anyone else?

Also, for people who use makeup for self-confidence, is that so terrible? People take drugs to feel happy, so what if some foundation helps someone get through the day?

This is all my opinion and I’m definitely interested in your opinions, so feel free to leave any comments! Thanks for reading!