Makeup

MakeUp Eraser – I Try Before You Buy

By on May 29, 2019

I kept getting ads to try out the Makeup Eraser’s free sample. I caved in and got it. The sample was literally a small square that I was able to use once. It worked, so that was good, but it was left on my counter for about two months.

I got an advertisement email from Makeup Eraser about a Big Bow Headband being given for free with purchase of the original product. After comparing the discount code that was included with the sample and the discount with the bow, for some reason, the discount with the bow was cheaper, so I went with that.

Now here I am with a big Makeup Eraser bow headband that’s supposed to make it easier when taking the makeup off of my face.

When I opened the original makeup eraser package, it tells you to wash it first in the washer, but I did not have access to a washer and dryer at the time. So, I did what anyone would do and just use the product.

I kid you not, this Makeup Eraser thing works. Like really works. It’s way easier than trying to use some sort of soap and burn my eyes in the process.

It took off all of my makeup from mascara to foundation. I used separate sections for different days and all I have to do to completely wash it is to throw it in the laundry with my clothes.

The answer is yes, if you see a clickbait ad for this, you should buy it. I am going to buy another one for my sister who constantly uses makeup wipes. 

How do you normally take off your makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: This is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions of anyone or anything else.  

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Boxycharm | Makeup

Boxycharm: May Box Review

By on May 22, 2019

*Disclaimer: Thoughts are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinion of anyone else

For me, Boxycharm tends to come in the mail in the middle of the month. So I am able to see what people get before I do. This box, is a little different than the other ones with the products, so at first look I did not think I would be happy. Then, when I started trying out the products my attitude changed.  

This is what came in the box this month:  

GLAMGLOW – GENTLEBUBBLE CLEANSER: MSRP: $28 

This is a vegan face cleanser that is supposed to condition, deep cleanse, and remove face-makeup. I have used this a few times in the shower and it does indeed remove face-makeup. The formula is a beautiful pearl color and it does go on extremely gentle. This product does not contain SLS and SLES (sulfates), which are supposedly bad for you and your skin. I like it, but I’m not sure I would pay $28 dollars at the store for this. I will probably stick to my CeraVe gentle facial cleanser.  

Alamar – Colorete Blush Trio: MSRP $22

I have never really used blush before, but these colors are gorgeous. They are subtle enough to where they go on and you do not look like a clown. I will definitely be adding it to my full face makeup routine, or when I look extra pale and without color. 

Ciate London – Eye Lustre Crème Eyeshadow: MSRP $22

I was a little skeptical about this crème eyeshadow since I have never used it before. It comes in a lip gloss looking tube which makes it look suspicious. I thought it was going to be straight pink glitter on my face per the swatch seen in the first photo. When I actually put it on my face, it was not like that at all and it blended into a beautiful gold. I paired this an eyeshadow first and put the Eye Lustre on over. It looks amazing! 

Dose of Colors  – Liquid Matte Lipsticks: MSRP $18

This color is bright, like really bright. Literally goes on as the same color as the swatch. I put it on, and it is not drying at all! It does leave a little lipstick stain on glasses/bottles, but not too much to where it’s horribly obnoxious.  

Bodyography – Eyeliner Pencil MSRP $14

A normal eyeliner pencil that is a navy-blue color. Nothing special. I will have to get an eye pencil sharpener to make this thing work. 

Closing Thoughts: 

Total MSRP: $104

Overall, I am happy with 3/5 products. The crème eyeshadow is probably the only product I will purchase when the time comes (or find an equivalent to).  

This box was worth $25 less more than the previous box. I will be going out of the country for June/July, so I discontinued my subscription until I get back. 

What is your favorite makeup product? Let me know in the comments below.

Xoxo 

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Makeup | Softball

5 Different Game Day Eyeshadow Looks

By on May 15, 2019

Having a key game day eyeshadow is clutch when you want some consistency in your life. The game gets tough, but doing your eyeshadow shouldn’t be. Here are 5 different eyeshadow looks that my teammates and I have worn to games.

35F Fall Into Frost Artistry Palette $24 fromMorphie

Urban Decay NAKED1 Palette This palette was purchased while it was discounted before it was off the market. However, this look can be recreated with the NAKED2 or NAKED3 Eyeshadow Palette $54

This palette was purchased while it was discounted before it was off the market. However, this look can be recreated with the NAKED2 or NAKED3 Eyeshadow Palette $54

It’s All In the Eyes Volume 1: Cactus, Desert, Fog and Sand $86 ($68 for preferred clients) from Arbonne

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol III $36 from Tarte Cosmetics

Eye Lustre Creme Eyeshadow: $22 $22 from Ciate London

What is your favorite eyeshadow palette or colors to use for game day? Let me know in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: These thoughts are solely my own and we purchased our own makeup.

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Softball

Black Eye Playing College Softball and the Facemask Debate

By on May 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was hit in the face with a ball while we were at Utah. I had a gnarly black eye for a week or so.

This comes to the debate of facemask vs. no facemask while batting at the college level. The game has certainly changed over the years with the color of the ball and the distance being altered. Softball shifted from an extremely dominant pitcher’s game to more of a hitter’s game. 

Facemasks are a precaution applied paternalistically to all young girls playing softball. It provides (for the most part) protection of the face; I still have seen freak accident exceptions. In college, the rules change, and these young women are able to remove the mask knowing the risks. Reasons some choose to take off their facemasks range from them being bulky, heavy, and blocking eyesight.

My next question is targeted towards whether young girls are taught to turn their back when pitches are coming at them. It becomes second nature as you get older, it is also partially human instinct. In my specific case, I’m glad I was able to turn fast enough, or my black eye could have turned into something else more severe. Some people are not as lucky, but I knew the risk when I took off the mask three years ago.  

I do believe that the rise of elbow guards, especially bulky ones, have caused girls to go into pitches rather than trying to get out of the way. I was guilty of this when I was younger, but it hurts to get hit by pitches and umpires are starting to call back girls who are over the plate/out of the box.  

Wearing a facemask in college is your personal choice as long as you understand the risks. Do whatever feels most comfortable for you, but practice moving out of the way of pitches and turning your back, it could save your face in the long run. 

Have you ever had any sports injuries? Tell me about them in the comments below!

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Hair | Softball

13 Easy Softball Game Day Hairstyles

By on May 1, 2019

Hair can be an accessory, especially for softball players! This is how some of us do our hair at Arizona Softball.

1. Simple Bubbles

2. Two Side Dutch Braid to Ponytail

3. Two Side Dutch Braid to Bubbles

4. Two Side Twist to Bubbles

5. Side Cornrows to Ponytail

6. Cornrows to Braid Bubbles

7. Single Dutch Braid to Ponytail

8. Single French to Ponytail

9. Curly

10. Straight


11. Braid then Unbraided Ponytail

12. Braid

13. Natural

Everyone has such a unique hairstyle! You can get pretty crazy with bubbles and braids. My favorite is doing a bubble braid! What is your favorite game day hair style? Let me know in the comments below!


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