Top 10 Best Beauty Buys on Amazon

Top 10 Best Beauty Buys on Amazon

Looking to get the most out of your Amazon Prime Membership? If you want to add to your collection but don’t know where to start, check out my Top 10 Best Beauty Buys on Amazon to fill up your cart!

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81oMBMpauBL._SX522_.jpg#1 Beauty Buy:  Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

You’ve probably heard about all about this powder from your favorite beauty blogger in the past. If you still haven’t yet purchased this item, you’re crazy. It smells very strongly of your grandmothers favorite powdery perfume, but it works just as well as high end setting powders do. If you’re sensitive to perfumes, don’t worry because this does fade away after application. This is the best setting powder on Amazon for your budget by far!

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#2 Beauty Buy: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, Dark Circle Eraser

This is one of my favorite full coverage concealers of all time. It was my go to before using Tarte Shape Tape, and I still highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great full coverage concealer on a budget. Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind claims to erase dark circles and brighten the under eye area, all for under $8. It’s effective but it is a little bit drying and tends to crease. Set this with Coty Airspun Loose Powder (above) and you’re good to go!

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#3 Beauty Buy: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara

If you can’t already tell, Amazon is filled with a ton of incredibly affordable and impressive beauty buys. This mascara is another favorite of beauty guru’s everywhere. A dupe of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara, not only does this product like similar but it also voluminizes, lengthens and separates lashes just like your favorite luxury version. I prefer the washable formula but the waterproof formula is just as good, if not better.

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#4 Beauty Buy: The Masquerade Palette by Juvia’s

Juvia’s makes super pigmented, buttery, luxurious eyeshadow palettes. They’re definitely more expensive than other beauty buys on this list but it’s 100% worth it. This brand is owned by WOC and the shadows are formulated to show up on all skin tones and types. This palette in particular includes pops of color and neutral shades allowing you to create a variety of looks for day and night wear.

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#5 Beauty Buy: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

One of my favorite drugstore foundations is also available on Amazon! It’s has buildable, but natural coverage that I find looks the best on my skin when applied with a beauty blender. This formula makes your skin look so dewy. It’s perfect for dry skin or those who like a more natural finish as opposed to the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.  This foundation does oxidize a little bit, so pick up a shade a little lighter than you normally would or pair it with a lighter concealer.

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#6 Beauty Buy: NARS Blush Orgasm

Looking for the perfect flush? This blush is not only packaged well, but it performs even better. Not meant for the weak of heart, the powerful and peachy pigmented shade named Orgasm has been a beauty guru favorite for years. It’s a little bit of an investment, but this product will last for ages.

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#7 Beauty BuyWet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Palette

Wet N Wild lovers rejoice! You can now order the Megaglo Highlighting Palette online! This palette includes 4 intense and absolutely beautiful highlight shades, and it’s only $15. Finally, an affordable highlight palette that stands up to the high end highlighters normally found at Sephora and Ulta. Great for traveling, professional make-up kits and all you glowing goddesses out there.

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#8 Beauty Buy: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

Putting this bronzer on my face instantly transports me to a tropical beach in the summer. The glow is gorgeous and the fresh coconut scent seals the deal to make this a Top 10 Beauty Buy. The formula is so buttery – hence the name! It’s easy to apply to the skin with a fluffy or tapered brush depending on the look you’re going for. Now, Physicians Formula has a lighter bronzer shade for my fellow pasty ladies. Hallelujah.

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#9 Beauty Buy: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil

An excellent and affordable dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil, the NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil is just a fraction of the cost! On one end of the expertly designed all-in-one brow pencil is a narrow tip for precise application. Opposite is a thin blending brush to keep brows looking soft and in place. Definitely keep a backup of this product, it can run out quickly!

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#10 Beauty Buy: stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

My last Top 10 Beauty Buy is the perfect felt-tip black eyeliner to create an expert cat eye.  The pointed tip is flexible and easy to use, and this formula is so long lasting and waterproof. Great for waterproof spring/summer makeup and bold eye look. If you haven’t used it before, you’re going to love this.


 

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Have you ever purchased any beauty items on Amazon before? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

♥ Mia

 

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Friday Flatlay: Gilded Glow

Friday Flatlay: Gilded Glow

 

Obsessed with makeup, skincare, packaging and carefully constructed product shots? Look no further! Introducing #fridayflatlay, a new series of curated, gorgeous flatlay imagery. With a new theme every single week, enjoy this weeks seasonally inspired #gildedglow flatlay. 

♥ mia


 

Flatlay lovers unite! There’s something magical about them; maybe it’s from the packaging of the carefully selected components or the way the design draws your eyes across the scene. Each photo features an array of luxuriously packaged makeup tools and products that hold new and different promises from one another. Featured in this gilded, rose gold and charcoal makeup flatlay are some of my favorite makeup products that I plan on continuing to use in Spring.

Inspired by the transition of seasons between the harsh, bitter Winter to the welcoming warm and gentle arms of Spring.

Rose Gold & Charcoal
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Featured Products:

  • bareMinerals  Ready Eyeshadow in The Happy Place
  • Studio Makeup Luminous Loose Blush
  • Benefit Eyeshadow Pot in Bikini – Mini
  • PÜR Cometics Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette
  • Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe
  • Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
  • Kat Von D  Shade and Light Contour Palette 
  • e.l.f. Studio Setting powder in Sheer
  • Coola Tinted Mineral Lipluxe in Tan Line
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion in C4
  • Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
  • MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Cyber

 

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What products are you planning on using now that Spring is here? Do you have any favorites from Winter or are you introducing new products? Let me know in the comments below!


 

Affordable Skincare: Tips and Tricks

Affordable Skincare: Tips and Tricks

Looking to add to your skincare routine without breaking the bank? Here are my favorite tips and tricks to staying on track with your goals while still improving your routine. 

Skincare has been my favorite and most expensive hobby. I remember insisting to my father at the age of 12 how important it was for me to introduce a sunscreen moisturizer at my age or else I’d be dealing with wrinkles before my 30’s. Eventually I leveraged that skin cancer has a history of running in our family, and he gave in. Finally, I was able to cultivate my own little routine and kill all of my acne before starting High School! That was the goal at least, I’m sorry to say that I never beat teenage hormonal acne. I suffered through with cystic pimples, blackheads and little comedones that would pop up whenever my period was about to return. I hated it.

Now, I frequently purchase a variety of skincare and beauty products. I’m also subscribed to multiple beauty boxes so I don’t even need to go online or in store to add to my collection anymore. It seems luxurious and awesome, but the truth is that my love and addiction to skincare was hurting my wallet and depleting my shelf space. To fix this, and to give my boyfriend more shelf space on the counter, I decided to slowly implement some new habits to get my obsession under control. I hope some of these tips work for you too! Comment below if you’ve ever tried any of these methods or if you’re working on your own affordable skincare plan.


First, plan out your budget

Think of how much you can realistically let yourself spend within a month, two months, six months or even a year. You can plan to budget for as long or as little as you need to meet your goal. Create a hard number for that allowed time period, and stick to it. This is the hardest part! For example, Audrey might have a budget of $100 every two months, and Kayla might have a budget of $20 every month. Some people prefer to give themselves larger allowances over the course of a couple of months if you tend to purchase luxury skincare or sample and gift sets, while some individuals have to adhere to a more strict monthly schedule because they know they can find products that work for them every single month.

* Super Helpful Tip: Include all your beauty/skincare subscription boxes if you have any, these still count as monthly purchases!

Track your “empties” (aka your used up products)

The best way to find out what products you liked and didn’t like is to keep a list of what you’ve tried. I try to create a small photo journal (aka an album on my phone with the products I’ve recently emptied). This is especially helpful if you have a lot of samples you would like to go through but have a hard time keeping track of what you have and haven’t used. By tracking your empties, you’ll be able to clearly identify what you didn’t like or even products that have always worked well for you. It’s also a great way to let your friends and family know about products you’ve tried and results you’ve seen, even if it was months ago! It’s amazing how this seems like an easy trick, but remembering to log and save notes about a product is a little more tedious than you think.

* Super Helpful Tip: iPhones have an option in Notes where you can post images and then comment on it for yourself, this is the easiest way I know to organize an empties journal on an iPhone. You can always use traditional pen and paper too, I just prefer the photo journal approach because it’s easier when you have an image to associate the product name to.

Introduce Project Pan

I used to see posts on reddit titled Project Pan that would fall into my feed on a regular basis. At first it sounded a little weird, people posting photos of their used products. There were images of worn makeup palettes, concealer tubes with stoppers taken out and product running over. The most interesting photos were tubes of products like primers and foundation cut open in order for the person to use up every last drop of product. Now, it just makes so much sense. You use up all of your products, samples and backups before purchasing new items. No more backups of cleansers that already last for months, and finally finding out if that sample hair mask really works or not.  It’s even better if you subscribe to beauty box subscriptions because you can finally use up all of the samples that fill your drawers and extra the bins underneath your sink.

* Super Helpful Tip: If a product irritated your skin, give it to a friend or donate it to a local shelter. You can try to use it again to make sure it really didn’t work for you, but use the potential problem child by itself before implementing it into your routine again. Better safe than suffering through a breakout!

Re-Gift/Trade Unwanted Products

Friends or family that collect samples, products or even subscriptions are probably in a similar situation as you and want to get rid of things they know they don’t like or won’t use. This is especially helpful if you and your friends or family have different skin types, which means that products are likely to work differently for each of you. Then you’re more likely to see some benefit out of the cleanser that didn’t work for Annie at all, because she has dry skin and you have oily! It’s awesome, and it’s a fun way to share and reach out to others that share similar hobbies. This is especially helpful on lower budgets, because you still get to try more products without having to spend any money

The One Product at a Time Approach

 Using one new product that you already have or just purchased every 30 days. Spacing out your purchases allows you to purchase a little bit better products with your budget allowance. Introducing a single product at a time is much better for your skin too, it allows it to adjust and helps you identify if the product is causing any irritation or acne breakouts. If you have a larger collection of products that you want to use before buying new ones, working on rotating one new item might seem a little slow to eliminate items you’ve gathered. However, that slow pace of decluttering and using up products will help keep you from impulsively purchasing new ones as often.


March 2018 Boxycharm Unboxing

March 2018 Boxycharm Unboxing

Are you obsessed with monthly subscription services or makeup unboxings? This video is for you, check it out in the article below!


I’m a curator and reviewer of many products but subscriptions are my favorite thing to chat about! I love the value that many makeup, lifestyle and skincare subscriptions offer. Today, we’re chatting about the holy grail of all makeup boxes – Boxycharm. This box is $21 USD a month and includes 4-5 full size products. The contents range from tools, skincare and body products and makeup products. Often, Boxycharm will also collaborate and include a coupon for you to purchase from one of the featured brands at a discount, even more savings! What’s not to love about this subscription?

Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed the video, and what you would like to see next! Looking forward to hearing from you babes, ♥ Mia.