Imperfections

We all have imperfections and flaws that we see in ourselves, sometimes even when others can’t see them.

For the longest time my biggest flaw was my skin- I never went out without putting on some liquid or powder on it.

But imperfections are what make each and every one of us perfect and unique, just the way we are.

So I went barefaced today, pale skin and all. (I did have some eye makeup and lipgloss on, mind you!)

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Stay beautiful, flaws and all!

Love and kisses,

Miss M

 

Celebrity Look for Less

Hey everyone!

Today I recreated a look I saw Beyonce was wearing. (Except for the fact that mine was probably 1/4 the price of hers!)

She was wearing a pretty red blazer with jeans and an animal print scarf with boots.

Here is her look:

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Here is my spin on the outfit:

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Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Love and kisses,

Miss M

In Your Face!

Hey everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas spent with those you love 🙂

I had such a lovely time, spent it with my whole side of my dads family, over 50 people! I love having a big family:)

Now that the craziness of the holidays is slowly ending, it’s time to get back to our daily lives and reality!! For me, that means college!

Anyway, today I wanted to talk about a new brand I discovered. As you know, I am trying to discover and share brands of cosmetics and beauty products that are healthier and better for you, and mineral makeup is something I have also been expanding my knowledge on.

In Your Face Beauty Works Mineral Makeup is found on Etsy and is a brand that has a goal of providing you with healthy choices for your skin. Each ingredient is researched and is high quality and natural. They do not contain any synthetic ingredients or talcs, parabens, or Carmine.

(Carmine is a red die made of crushed insects!!!! Yuck!)

You can see the Etsy shop here

The lovely Suzy sent out some of her mineral eyeshadows, concealers, blush and foundations.

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I received 4 eyeshadows.

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Shades Spiced Pumkin, Truffle, Sahara Sand, and Vanilla Snow.

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These shadows are all natural, contain no synthetic ingredients or parabens.

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The colors are nice, shimmery and pretty! 🙂

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I tried 3 shades of foundation. Fair, Ivory, and Medium Ivory. What I really liked about this foundation is that it felt very light in the skin and didn’t look cakey, it was almost invisible! (in a good way) At the same time, it provided very good coverage!

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I tried the blush in shades Romance and Papaya, 2 gorgeous colors! They also are all natural with none of that bad stuff!

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Lastly, I tried 2 shades of concealer. I have never tried mineral concealer, I stick to liquid, so was skeptical about the coverage. I was actually very surprised, the concealer sort of melted into the skin and had very nice coverage!

I had a great experience trying out In Your Face mineral makeup. It reminded me a lot of Bare Minerals, except without the bad ingredients.

This brand is definitely a 10/10- great color selection, packaging, and quality! If you are wanting to switch over to mineral makeup, this is the brand for you!

In Your Face Etsy shop

Have a lovely day!

Love and kisses,
Miss M

Kelara Lacquers❤

Hey everyone!

I love discovering new brands and products that I have never heard of that turn out to surprise me and I end up loving.

Take nail polish for example, when I first started, I thought OPI was the one and only brand to use and no other can compare.

Well I was proven wrong, because I have been discovering some amazing nail polish brands, and today I want to share the one I think is my favorite to date.

Kelara Lacquers is a Etsy shop run by the sweet future husband and wife team of Kellen Scott and Tara Jobe.
When I read their “About” section, my heart was warmed at the story of how they met and started this brand.

You can read it here

They make gorgeous polishes that are 3-free and 100% cruelty free.

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Here are the gorgeous polishes I received. I really liked the bottle shape, they are easier to hold and feel better in the hand (if that makes sense) 🙂

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This pretty color called Eight Crazy Nights is described as “a gorgeous glitter bomb perfect for Hanukkah with various shades of blue and silver glitter in a clear base, part of the Festivus for the Rest of Us Collection, which will make your holidays merry, bright, and extra sparkly with shimmer, glitter, and metallics galore!”

Glitter bomb is the perfect word to describe it, it is so sparkly and pretty on the nails.

Check out the Festivus for the Rest of Us Collection here and see the other pretty colors from the collection.

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This color is so pretty, reminds me of princesses and fairies! It is called Dragon Scales and is said to “transport you to a world of fairy tales with its dreamy green shimmer and golden flecks, part of the Fantasy Collection, which will sweep you away to a distant land full of fun and whimsy”.

This beautiful collection can be seen here

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Mother Earth is described as “a stunning glitter polish made of warm, earth toned, metallic glitters, part of the Colors for a Cause Collection and represents the environment”

What is great about this polish and the other ones in that collection is that $2 will be donated to the Charity it represents for each polish!

See the collection here

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Daydream is described as “a polish that will have you dreaming of gum drips and Lilly pops with its creamy base and fun periwinkle, pink, and turquoise glitter, and it is also part of the Fantasy Collection”.

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Teacher’s Little Helper is “a gorgeous glitter bomb that includes apple red, black, and silver glitter in a clear base, also part of the Colors for a Cause Collection”.

I’m really happy with these polishes, they are very thick and opaque- meaning that you only need one coat to get a good coat of color.

I definitely will be trying out the other polishes and collections they have, and I think these would also be the ULTIMATE gift for that fashionable and beauty obsessed person in your life.

I already know my sister is going to love these for Christmas!

I rate these a 11/10, because I was impressed with everything- the packaging, color selection, opaqueness, creativity, and the fact that they are cruelty free and 3-free!

I hope you all will love them as much as I do!!

Love and kisses,
Miss M

Christmas cheer❤

Hey everyone!

Christmas is only 5 DAYS AWAY!!!!!

Can’t believe it, time flies! It seems like only yesterday I was on the beach this summer and now it’s already Christmas time! Crazy.

Here’s a little dose of my Christmas spirit. Don’t laugh 🙂

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I should be one of Santa’s elves 🙂

Get the look:

Peplum skirt

Blouse

How are you spreading Christmas cheer?:)

Love and kisses,
Miss M

Squeaky Soft ❤

Hey everyone!

I haven’t done a beauty post in a while, but I am excited today to talk about another lovely company.

Let me introduce Squeaky Soft!

“Handspun Moisture for the Skin Made Especially for You”

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I was sent 4 hand spun body butters and 3 lotion bars by the lovely Teresa.

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Scents: It’s Tea Time, Rose Bouquet, Papaya Mango, and Smell the Flowers.

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These body butters contain no harmful ingredients and are very moisturizing and smell delicious! They contain Aloe butter and Mango butter, which are very moisturizing and good for the skin!

My favorite ones are Papaya Mango-smells like the tropics and Rose Garden- smells like a lovely rose garden 🙂
They are very thick and moisturizing and smell heavenly!

Now I have never tried lotion bars so was very excited to receive some.

A lotion bar is lotion concentrated into a solid bar and once you warm it up in your hands, it spreads just like lotion.

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These smell like delicious chocolate! I thought they were chocolates and was about to bite into one until I read the label 🙂

They contain beeswax- which locks in the moisture and no harmful chemicals!

Now my pictures are not as nearly as good as the one on the site, hers are much prettier, so check them out here

These would be perfect stocking stuffers or as gifts, especially now that the weather is chilly and extra drying to the skin.

So go ahead, go to the site, even if it is just to see the pretty photos, and I am sure you will fall in love just as I have!

I will definitely be getting some more lotion bars once I run out:)

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Love and kisses,
Miss M