Sandy Smokey Eye Inspired by Guess 2014!

Hey guys! I’ve seen this sandy-caramel smokey eye all over this season, especially every time I walk by Guess. Guess always seems to have the best pictures when it comes to their store ads–the girls always look so flawless and bronzed and not sweaty at the beach! Here’s the video!

Look at these pictures of the models from the latest SS2014 collection! Doesn’t their makeup look amazing?

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Products Mentioned:

  1. Revlon Cream Eyeshadow Palette – Not Just Nudes
  2. Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
  3. 28 Neutral Palette
  4. Sigma E20 Short Shader
  5. MAC Woodwinked
  6. Urban Decay Half Baked
  7. Sigma E17 Waterline Liner
  8. Coastal Scents Metal Mania Palette
  9. MAC Orb
  10. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner
  11. Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

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 I hope you enjoyed the video! As always if you have any requests, let me know via Twitter or Facebook!

Love,

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Waterproof Makeup for Swimming!

Hey guys! School has started up now and since I’m taking a lifeguarding class this semester and I have to swim every other day, I’ve had to modify my everyday makeup look to make sure that it can withstand the water! Check out my video for the tutorial, and as always the products + pictures will be below!

Products Mentioned:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 70

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

MAC Fluidline Gel Creme – Deep Dark Brunette

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow – Bad to the Bronze

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme – San Paulo

Maybelline Baby Lips SPF 20 – Quenched

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Full face looks

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Close up on the eyes

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Close up on the lips — I love this color, but I think I’m allergic to it! :(

Hope you guys enjoyed the look!

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BeautyWithErin’s Best of 2013!

Hi everyone!

So we’ve come to the end of another great year, so in this post I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite products of all time! A lot of these products I loved so much that I even have videos for them, so be sure to watch those if you want to learn more about the product!

Products Mentioned:

Coastal Scents Camo Quad – Medium

Sonia Kashiuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Fair

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strip in Vegas Strip

The Balm Mary-Louminizer Highlighter

Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

NARS Amour Blush 

Elf Healthy Glow Matte Bronzer – Matte Bronze 

Smith’s Rose Bud Salves in Original and Mocha Rose

Plastic Eyelash Curler

MAC Eyeshadow Quad – Orb – Jest – Woodwinked – Satin Taupe

MAC Deep Dark Brunette Fluidline Gel Creme

NYC Brow Kohl

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 

OPI Nail Laquer in Mod About You

Essie Naughty Nautical

Essie Sugar Daddy

L’oreal Lip and Eye Makeup Remover

Nashi Argan Oil Hydrating Mask

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Lotion

Lanvin Me Perfume

Balmain Eau D’Ivoire Perfume

Finally, I’d like to thank you all for another great year on BWE, and let you all know that I have a lot in store for this year, so make sure you subscribe to my blogposts and to my channel to keep updated!

Kisses,

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Taupe Smokey Eye For Small Eyes

Hey guys, so I wanted to modify this look by MakeupByCheryl, and change it to work better on my small eye shape. I’m not in any way trying to say that I created the look, I’m just recreating the video to demonstrate how I made it flattering for small eyes, and sharing my tips with you.

Here’s my video

and here’s the original video

Products Mentioned:

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Tough as Taupe

Physicians Formula Baked Sands Eyeshadow Trio

Sigma E20 Short Shader Brush

Sigma E30 Pencil Brush

Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush

MAC Satin Taupe

Naked from Urban Decay Naked Palette

Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette

Coastal Scents 10 Piece Blush Palette

Elf Healthy Glow Matte Bronzer

The Balm Mary-Louminizer Highlighter

Sonia Kashiuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

MAC Kinda Sexy

NYX Beige Lip Gloss

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Tip: Apply shadows darker than your skin color only on this teardrop shape on the outermost part of your eye. Make sure the inner 1/3 of your eye or the part not within the shape is your skin color or lighter

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I hope you guys like the look, I had a lot of fun doing this one for you!

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DIY Peppermint Bark Body Scrub + Labels!

Hi guys! I did another holiday DIY this year and I love how it turned out! This would be a great gift for the holiday season, so I hope you all give it a try, and if you do, send me pictures on facebook, twitter, or instagram!

Here’s my video on how to make it!

Recipe – makes 3 scrubs, 2 cups of scrub each:

6 cups sugar, divided into 2 bowls (use caster or fine sugar for a gentle scrub, and course sugar for a more abrasive scrub)

1 tsp cocoa powder

2 cups grapeseed oil

2 tbsp peppermint extract, or 20 drops essential oil

5-10 drops red food coloring

Decorate with my printable labels, ribbons, and a candy cane!

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I look forward to peppermint bark during the holiday season, so I thought it would be a great holiday scent to incorporate, and an easy one too!

Kisses,

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Auum Review and Giveaway (Singapore Only)!

Three weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to go down to Auum to try out a LeGel Manicure, the Signature Pedicure, and their paraffin wax treatment, and here’s my review!

Auum is also having an amazing giveaway for the first 100 of you guys to like and follow them and me on Facebook and Instagram, and another lucky 3 who leave me the best nail art picture in the comments on my video review right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VD44XwB2ZU

SilverClub Card Giveaway (first 100):

1. This giveaway is only open to Singapore residents because, well, how are you supposed to come and get your nails done here regularly if you live abroad? (If you live in Malaysia/Indonesia and come to Singapore all the time, that’s fine though)

2. You must like both Auum and BeautyWithErin on Facebook, and follow @auumsg and @erinalessandra on Instagram

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3. After you have done this you have to fill out this Google form so that I can mail the card to you, and wait for a confirmation email.

4. Next, all you have to do is go down to Auum at PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore, 200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994 BEFORE 10 January 2014, get a service done, and you will be entitled to

10% off of all services

20% off during your birthday month, and

Free unlimited LeGel add on services for 1 year!

Make sure to PRINT OUT your confirmation email and bring it down to Auum when you go, so they know that you have completed all the steps! 

The next giveaway, is 3 Auum Foot Spa Vouchers worth $28 each! To enter, leave a comment on my Auum review video and link me a picture of your favorite nail art, and I will pick the one I like the most.

You could win a foot spa voucher, and get the SilverClub Card! 

Also if you left me your details at my meetup, you do not need to register on the Google Form, just make sure you like/follow on Facebook and Instagram. Honor system, guys!

And here are some pictures from my trip down to Auum – the honest nail spa

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some of the products on sale – NCLA Nail Wraps, lotions etc.

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Scotch Non-Toxic Nail Polish

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Comfy armchairs that they have for their guests

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How they sanitize their tools

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Their wide selection of colors, textures and finishes

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The set of tools that were cleaned in 7 steps, just for you, and you get to keep the disposable files!

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The treatments that they offer

Fall Makeup Tutorial: Dewy Cheeks + Ombré Lips!

This look is perfect for the fall/winter season ahead! Even though we don’t have seasons here in Singapore I still like to kind of follow the fall/winter colors and go for darker nail colors and vampier lips. This look can also be seen in my most recent vlog:

Products Mentioned:

Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer

Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki Brush:

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Tapered_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F86_p/f86.htm&Click=157741

The Balm Mary Lou-minizer Highlighter

NARS Amour Blush

Sigma F10 Blush Brush:

F10 – Blush: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Powder_Blush_F10_p/f10.htm&Click=157741

Urban Decay De-Slick Spray

Maybelline Eye Studio MasterPrecise Eyeliner

Chanel Inmitable Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Refined Wine Lipstick

NYX Lip Pencil Cabaret

Urban Decay Lipstick – Catfight

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Hope you guys like this look, and make sure that if you live in Singapore you watch this video for details about my upcoming meetup, and come join me on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 from 3-5 PM at NineThirty by Awfully Chocolate @ Esplanade! I’d really appreciate if you came because I’d love to meet you all! Hope to see you there!

Kisses,

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Lorde Makeup Tutorial!

Hey guys, I decided to do another celebrity inspired look, this time it’s Lorde’s makeup from this picture right here

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picture from the Huffington Post

She has a very natural look, with a touch of smokiness on the eyes, and under eye shadow (which I don’t do too often), a little bit of a peachy sheen on the cheeks, and nude lips

Products mentioned:

MAC Deep Dark Brunette Fluidline Gel Creme

MAC Woodwinked

28 Neutral Palette

Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush:

Sigma E65 Small Angled Brush:

L’oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Coastal Scents 10 Piece Blush Palette

Covergirl Queen Bronzer

MAC Mineralize Concealer

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer

Sleep Makeup Eau La La Eyeliner in Melba

Hope you all like the look, and tell me what you think about the lighting!

Kisses,

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Morning Routine!

This blogpost is so incredibly late, but I didn’t realize how much effort it actually took to blog haha, and I finally have a break from school, so here it is!

Products Mentioned:

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette – 08 Medium

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

NARS Amour Blush

Sigma F10 Brush:

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Powder_Blush_F10_p/f10.htm&Click=157741

Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strip – Vegas Strip

Sigma F86 Brush: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Tapered_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F86_p/f86.htm&Click=157741

MAC Fluidline Gel Creme

MAC Mooncake Paint Pot

Sephora Waterproof Flash Liner

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara

L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick – 373 Magnetic Coral

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Kisses,

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Makeup for Green Eyes!

this is for all you green-eyed girls out there who are looking for ways to accentuate your eye color without having to wear any really bright colors. I played with some olive tones in this look, so it’s still very wearable, and it would look great on any eye color, but especially green eyes of course. Let me know if you guys would like to see more of these makeup for ____ videos because I would love to make more! ♥

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Products Mentioned:

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Barely Branded

Sephora 120 Palette

Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals Palette

Sephora Flashy Liner – 12 Black

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

 

I hope you guys try this out, and please be sure to send me pictures via twitter, facebook or instagram if you do!

Kisses,

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Lanvin Me Perfume Review!

this perfume, Me by Lanvin is my new signature scent! I was lucky enough to go home with an 80ml bottle of this before it had even launched at the bellabox event in March! Here are my thoughts:

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the campaign for Me is all about loving yourself, and embracing your personality through the fragrance

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here’s the 80 ml rectangular bottle, with a black octagonal topper imprinted with the logo, and a gem on a gold colored chain

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this is the bottle and it’s packaging

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and here are the three sizes that it comes in:

the 30 ML, which is going for $76

the 50 ML, which is going for $108

and the 80ML, which is going for $140

this perfume is a little on the pricier side, but if you like it, I would go for the 80 ML bottle to get the most value for your money. You can pick this up at all major department stores like TANGS, Takashimaya, Robinsons, Isetan, OG, Metro, and so on! Do let me know your thoughts if you decide to purchase it or already have it!

Kisses,

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1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner by K-Palette

K-Palette was kind enough to send me this amazing limited edition eyeliner! Loved by many, it’s now one of my new favorites! It’s easy to apply, super dark, and it lasts forever! Here’s my review:

Packaging

The limited edition packaging, designed by these 5 girls from BLEA in Japan, and voted the best design by the student body.

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here’s what the eyeliner looked like in real life

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as you can see, it can create strokes of many different widths, from vermicelli to linguine

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Although it claimed to be able to last for 24 hours, it definitely disappeared after one of my 5k runs, which is not surprising considering the amount I sweat.

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As you can see in these close up shots, certain parts of the line remained, though they faded to a dull, gunmetal color, but that is only expected with vigorous cardio. The lasting power is still amazing, regardless, and while it’s not shower-proof, it is splash-proof, tear-proof, and most importantly, smudge-proof.

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I can honestly say that I have found a new favorite! I love using this eyeliner in the mornings because it’s just so easy, and I don’t have to worry about setting it so that it doesn’t move during the day. 

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Run down to your nearest Sasa to get this limited edition eyeliner at $19.90, (which isn’t bad btw), or to any Watsons to pick up just the regular black or brown eyeliner. This is a total must-have!

I hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost and video, and some of the pictures I used are by K-Palette and were included in the press kit–I’m sure you can tell which ones. I know I’ve been doing a lot of sponsored blogposts lately, but just as a reminder, all opinions are always 100% honest and my own, and I can only hope that someday a company will pay me for my work!

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Makeup for Glasses!

while I’m not loving the glasses, I love how bright this look is! Regardless if you need or wear glasses at all, this is another really great and easy look for school because it’s brightening and will make you look like you got more sleep. Here’s how I did it, and let me know if you like these videos more than the voiceovers.

skip to 1:36 if you’d like to skip my rambling. This is what I hate about non-voiceovers btw, they’re so long but I love talking when I do my makeup as opposed to being all silent.

Products Mentioned:

NYC Eye Khol/Brow Pencil

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Light

Sephora Jumbo Crayon – 05 Beige

Stilla Baked Trio – Champagne Glow

Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyliner (review coming soon!)

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Model Co Lip & Cheek Tint (click for the review!)

Revlon Lip Butter – 90 Sweet Tart

the finished look! and please excuse how bad these look on me!

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I hope this helped some of you out especially if you do wear glasses and have a hard time with making your eyes stand out! Let me know in the comments below if you have any requests for what I should do next!

Kisses,

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August Bellabox Review!

This month’s bellabox had a gorgeous Peranakan inspired design, in light of Singapore’s national day, which was on August 9th

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The Singapore-centric insert had a cute picture of an old shophouse in my favorite color, as well as all the ways to say hello in our main languages.

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Click here to get your subscription for bellabox Singapore today! Hopefully you’ll be in time to enjoy the September box!

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August Bonjour Jolie Unboxing/Review!

Bonjour Jolie was kind enough to send me a box ALL the way from the states to try out! Here’s what I got.

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this month’s box featured products by companies all owned by women!

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everything came very neatly packed in cute little organza bags, and patterned paper packages

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all of the items for “pampering”

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Organic Herbal Hand Scrub, $2 USD by Beazer’s Garden

Happy Hands Lotion in Honeysuckle and Cinnabun, $1 USD each by Happy Hands

Scaredy Cat Mineral Eye Shadow, $1 USD by Scaredy Cat Cosmetics

Herbal Bath Salts, $1 USD by Sooth Away

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the “edibles”

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delicious handmade lollipops by Leccare Lollipops and selection of artisan teas by Just Add Honey Tea Company

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a gorgeous Peruvian bracelet worth $14.00 USD was the gift

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25 different kinds of pads and tampons! I thought it was really nice to be able to try some new brands that aren’t available here in Singapore

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head over to Bonjour Jolie to get a period box for just $16 USD per month! Let me know what you guys think about the concept! Do you like the idea of never having to buy pads or tampons again?

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NYX Cosmetics in Singapore?

my first official, exclusive blog post!

So yesterday I was at the Ngee Ann City Sephora and to my surprise, I saw a NYX lip gloss by the cashier in that thing where they try to make you buy more while you’re waiting in line! (you know what I’m talking about, right?) Curious, I walked further ahead and saw the entire display.

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NYX Cosmetics is now officially in Singapore!

Prior to this, you could really only get NYX at John Little (I think) and I had seen it at Guardian before, but it was all distributed by Smoochiezz. Now, you should be able to find NYX at a Sephora near you. I was really surprised because in America you can only find NYX online, at Ulta, at a few Targets, and sometimes at PacSun–I never really thought of it as a high end, Sephora quality brand. Anyway, I took some badly lit pictures of the products and prices and here they are :)

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Some of my favorite, the matte lip cremes! They only carried one of the colors that I own though, Antwerp.

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An eyeshadow palette

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The ever so famous Jumbo Eye Pencils, going at only $9 (which I believe is lower than Smoochiezz)

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The Mega Shine Lip Glosses, another popular favorite, going at $10

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The Powder Blushes, also going at $10

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I swatched three colors, (top to bottom) The Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha, the Round Lipstick in Tea Rose, and the Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink

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Sorry this picture is so badly lit, but this right here is the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha. I have a white one of these in the color Milk (matte), but although it did apply very nicely, Iced Mocha was a little less smooth, probably because of the shimmer.  Iced Mocha is a gorgeous bronzy-taupe color that reminded me of Sidecar from the Naked Palette, and Verve from the Naked 2. MG this would look amazing on you, and I want it too! For $9 and from a reputable and conveniently located supplier, I would get this before they run out and you have to go to Tanjong Pagar Exchange searching for the Smoochiezz stall.

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This one is the Round Lipstick in Tea Rose. I have the colors Fig, and Jupiter in my collection, none of which were being sold at Sephora. These are going for a competitive $9 at Sephora, and even though that’s what anyone living here would call really cheap for makeup (especially at Sephora), it’s a good $3 than what they’re being sold for at Smoochiezz. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but you could get 3 lipsticks at Smoochiezz for the price of 2 at Sephora.

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These lipsticks apply soooo smoothly, have great color payoff, are long lasting, affordable, and very moisturizing! I strongly suggest you try one!

The Matte Lipsticks, on the other hand, aren’t that great. I don’t own one, but this is a super pretty pastel blue-pink color that really didn’t work with my skin tone, but would look amazing on people with a light skin tone. It went on really uneven though, and was really dry compared to the beautifully creamy Round Lipstick.

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Overall, I am super excited that NYX is at Sephora. The selection is still very limited, so you would have to go elsewhere to get a color that you saw on the internet (the Mega Shine Lipgloss in Beige, for example), however it’s obvious that Sephora is very widespread and reliable, so you would be able to go to any of the stores island wide and expect it to be there. Also, some of the prices are lower than those at Smoochiezz, and definitely lower than those at Carmine Avenue! Let me know in a comment if you are excited to see NYX at Sephora!

Kisses, and I hope you’re proud of my first REAL blog post. It’s actually really long and a real solid piece of writing that I feel my English teacher would be proud of (even though I don’t really think he likes me, nor will he probably know my name until April) but still. I’ve been at this for like 45 minutes now so I’m gonna go edit some videos ♥

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First Post: Giveaway with JackieLovesBeauty!

Hey guys! Jackie and I got a lot of cool stuff this summer, and we wanted to thank all of you for supporting our channels and being amazing! There are 2 prizes to be won, one on my channel and one on hers, so here’s what you have to do to enter:

1. Be subscribed to both of us
www.youtube.com/BeautyWithErin
www.youtube.com/JackieLovesBeauty

2. Follow us on all social networks that you have
www.twitter.com/ErinAlessandra
www.facebook.com/BeautyWithErin
www.instagram.com/erinalessandra
www.instagram.com/jackiewirt

3. Comment on the video and tell us that you’ve completed steps 1 and 2 and tell us what you did over the summer. You can also post on the BWE facebook page/tweet me or comment on one of our instagram photos and each of those will count as an extra entry.
So, if you comment below, tweet me, post on the facebook page, and comment on instagram, it’ll count as 4 entries, which will QUADRUPLE your chances!

Again, thank you all for supporting us and we hope you enjoyed your summer! ♥