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Leave it to Red Velvet to make another unforgettable comeback. SM tricked us this time because there was a ton of rumors stating that RV was going to come back with a 'Red' concept, similar to Automatic (link) and Be Natural (link), but, surprise, it was a 'Velvet' concept this time. 

Individually, I liked all their new looks. Wendy looked great with her fringe and hair color, but her hair definitely needs a break when it comes to coloring. I liked her ashy-gray color, though. It was only a matter of time before Yeri went for a deep red and she pulls it off well. Seulgi is so cute that she would look nice bald, her hair was channeling a Pippi look, but I am not a fan of the color, but again, she is too cute, not to look good. Joy definitely had to go through the most for going blonde. For one, she is naturally a little tanner, but she did some skin lightening to pull off the blonde color with the yellow dip-dye. She looked really good with this look, but she looks awesome with her tan and dark hair. Finally, Irene had two hair colors this comeback. The dark gray-purple she has on now, and the light pink with blonde low-lights. I have to say, even though Irene looks great either way, but I really liked the pink color better because it definitely complemented the makeup. 

The makeup for this comeback was all about the blush. The blush look was a Japanese makeup trend that was popular a few years ago. It focuses the blush in a straight line from the cheekbones and a touch on the bridge of the nose to create this 2D animated blushing effect. For today's makeup, I went for the Seulgi look because she had the most eye makeup. Also, Hauted0ll, or Lily, did a Wendy makeup tutorial featuring the glitter cheeks she had in the MV. So if you are interested in that, click the link here.

The photos came out a little more washed out than intended...which I am not too upset about because I am not a professional photographer and I do everything myself. My hair was a mess because I had just unbraided after sleeping on it. For the first time ever, I got the cool dutch braided pigtails by my suitemate, Jasmin. I should have let them sit for an hour or two before photographing. 

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First I applied scotch tape from the outer corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow. Since I had no primer, I decided to apply a little bit Rimmel Stay Matte Primer to my eyelid. Then I went straight in with eyeshadow, applying two-three layers of MAC's 'Naked' Pigment with a fluffy paintbrush (lmao, I know). For my eyeliner, I went hard. I lined my eyes with Colourpop's 'Quatre' and used water to intensify the color. After curling my lashes, I applied a coat of Benefit's Roller Lash to my top lashes.

For the face, I applied my Nivea Men's Post Shave Balm and used one layer of Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in '220' all over, in addition to another layer on acne. Undereyes were counteracted with the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer in 'R32' and everything was set with my Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder in 'Medium 02.' I went back to apply MAC's 'Naked' Pigment to my bottom lash line and then finished my eyes by applying the same mascara to my bottom lashes.

I skipped the contour and shading, to focus of the blush. For the blush, I applied Becca x Jaclyn Hill Blush in 'Pamplemousse,' to my cheeks under my eyes and to the bridge of the nose. For highlight, I lightly applied Hourglass Abient Lighting Powder in 'Iridescent Light' very lightly.

Finally, for lips, I used a combination of colors. I first used the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Melted Jelly 'Donut' which was too magenta for the look, so I added Elf's Extra Lip Gloss in 'Brett' to add some more red tones.

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The full list of products...
MAC 'Naked' Pigment | Nordstrom - $22 | I talked about it here
Colourpop's 'Quatre'  | Limited Edition Collection - Jenn Nais Sais Quoi | I talked about it here
Benefit's Roller Lash | Birthday Sample | Full sample link here
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Melted Jelly Donut' | Sephora - $21 - link here
Elf's Extra Lip Gloss in 'Brett' | Perfect Pout Set | Gifted by Husna 
Nivea Mens' Post Shave Balm | Drugstore - $5-8
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in '220' | Drugstore - $5-7
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Palette in 'Pamplemousse' Palette| Sephora - $52 | Limited Edition
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer | Drugstore - $5-7
Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder | Drugstore
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer | Sephora - $27 -link here


Today is also the 23rd of September and also one my closest friend's, Liz's Birthday. It's really sad because my friends and I have been celebrating her birthday since Middle School together and this is the first time we are apart ;_; However, we will meet again soon ^_^ So Liz if you are reading this, we have made some great memories and hopefully, make more in the future. I miss you a lot and can't wait to see you and quad, so we can properly celebrate!

Please show Red Velvet lots of love in the future and thanks for reading!

Happy Friday ^_^

Russian Roulette

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Well, hello everyone~ It has been a bit since I have published a blog post here on T.P and I think I should just give you a general update of what has been going on with me.

I have been slacking because it feels like there are not enough hours in the day and I really have prioritized school than anything else, so that is why my blog has been 'meh' these past couple weeks. I am still trying to figure everything out when it comes to blogging, so bear with me.

If you follow me on Instagram (link), you probably already know where I am going to school. So I think it is only fair to be transparent about it. However, I am not going to say the name of my school here because I want you to go to my Instagram and figure it out...shameless self-promotion. With that being said, I felt like sharing my thoughts on how my transition into college is going. 

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Where do I begin? Okay, lets talk about my room because I think that is a good place to start. I live in a single with AC (AC is literally the best decision ever!), but I share a bathroom with four other girls in my hallway. Prior to arriving, I thought I would have very little room, but I was wrong because I have plenty of storage for all my items.

As many of you may know, I am currently studying Journalism, strategic communication to be exact and so far it has been very fun. This is the first time in a long time that I have found a textbook actually interesting. On the 13th we had David Handschuh (link), who was a 9/11 photographer, come speak to my freshman journalism class and he also spoke later in the day which was open to the public. I can do a whole post about how his words affected me, but he mentioned how photojournalism, or journalism in general, is about asking questions, getting people to talk, have conversations to ultimately tell a story. He tried to scare the freshman class by talking about debt, but jokes on him, because I got four years till I have to worry about that #procrasination. Overall, great speaker, great guy, and, of course, a great photojournalist. Please check out his work/sns here, here, and here!

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I also joined my school newspaper, The Post (link), I am on the photos and, apparently, I am on the multimedia team. I don't know how that happened, it just did. I also want to dabble in the social media team for the newspaper because you guys know how good I am at social media...

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When I first arrived, I didn't realize how much I miss my squad of friends from school. It was hard not having my clique to talk and have fun with. I am so used to having them that I forgot how to make new friends. However, I am really enjoying living in my Mod and my suite mates are so nice and fun to be around. I really think I lucked out. However, I am really happy my squad has a group message, it feels like we are always together.

On an ending note, I think I have transitioned pretty well. It was hard, but I have gotten through it. I am trying to balance everything and somehow I took 3+ photo jobs this week, I don't know how that happened. I got a Keurig and my acne has cleared up a great deal! Also, a big shout out to my friend Mejean (Meagan)! She deserved it just for existing! A true MVP. 

Happy Friday ^_^

My First Month of College

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Hello everyone~ Long time, no talk...again. I pretty am settled into college, kind of, and think I am ready to start posting again. I thought it would be appropriate do a post about my MAC brushes I have been using for a while. I mentioned the brushes in my haul (here) where I also bought some Glossier Products and some more MAC makeup. The brushes I purchased were the MAC 129 and 217.

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The first brush is the MAC 129 (here) where it retails for $35.00 and is considered a blush/powder brush, or just all over face brush. On the website, it looks very narrow, which is how it comes, but after a use or two, it spreads out. I have been using it as a shading brush for my bronzer and I haven't branched out of that. It does a good job picking up color and blending it out. 

I read that on many people didn't like the brush because it sheds like crazy, but have had for about 1.5+ years and have noticed any massive amounts of shedding.

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Next is the coveted MAC 217 (here) brush that is one of the most recommended by MAC. It is a synthetic blending brush that retails for $25.00 on MAC. I have to say that this is my favorite eye brush at the moment because of how well it diffuses my eyeshadows. I have had instances where I have applied very pigmented eyeshadow to my outer corner and it took like five to ten minutes to blend out, but it did the trick and looked very nice.

My brush is a bit stained from not washing it and the products I use, but it still works and does not shed that much.

Overall, I really enjoy both of these brushes and can see these lasting for quite some time, even the MAC 129! Tell me in the comments what your favorite makeup brushes because I am in the middle of changing out my collection.

Happy Tuesday!

Mac Brushes 129 & 217

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Hello everyone~ Long time, no talk! I recently settled into college and have been trying to re-schedule in blogging. Right now, I really like posting on Tuesday and Friday, and at the moment, I have a bit of free time to write, edit, etc. 

Today I wanted to talk about the Glossier Soothing Face Mist that I got in the Glossier Phase #1 Kit (read about that here). I will be comparing it to the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater (read about that here) because it is based around using roses as the selling point ingredient. 

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I am gonna make this short, sweet, and simple. Both products contain the same amount of product, about 4 fl. oz. or 118 mL. However, the Mario Badescu Spray is less than half the price of the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, being $7.00 and $18.00 respectively. 

As for the product, both are fairly similar. I feel as if the Glossier Soothing Face Mist is more rose scented than the Mario Badescu, but I much prefer the scent of the Mario Badescu than the Glossier. Something that I enjoy about the Mario Badescu Spray is that it give a nice glow to skin whether it be on its own or with makeup. Whereas the Glossier Soothing Face Mist doesn't have that nice glow element. 

Overall, I would not repurchase this product because it is more expensive and does not work as well as the Mario Badescu Spray. It is much harder to get because it is only sold online when the Mario Badescu Spray is sold at Ulta and is much cheaper!

Happy Tuesday!

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

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I have not done a tag in a very long time. The last tag I did was the Get to Know Me: Beauty Bloggers Tag...REVISITED (link), where I just made fun of my original Get to Know Me: Beauty Blogger Tag where I guest posted on Majotron and she guested on mine (link). That was almost three years ago, how time flies~

Today, I will be doing the AM/PM Tag. I originally saw this on The Celution (link) and told myself to do it, but then forgot, then saw it on the Like Neon Love (link) and had that 'Oh Yeah' moment. 

Enough rambling...let's get started. *plays 32-bit Super Mario music*

AM ROUTINE

What is your morning beauty routine?

I usually wake up from an alarm or an urge to use the bathroom, no joke! After that, I wash my face. Recently, I have been using the Neutrogena Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser (link) following The Nature Republic Aloe Vera (link) as essence and The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (link).

Whats for breakfast?

Same thing every day. One egg with spinach and mushrooms seasoned with salt and pepper made into an omelet. A slice of wheat toast with almond butter and, alternating between, cookie butter and Apricot Jam.

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee with milk and Baileys Irish Cream Creamer.


How long does it take you to get out the door?

It is currently my summer vacation, so I have nowhere to go. However, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour. If I was still in high school I would be out within about 20-30 minutes. 


What is your go to makeup look on a fuss free morning?

Some mascara, concealer, some powder, and a lip balm. Maybe some blush if I am looking extra ghosty. 

PM ROUTINE

What is your evening beauty routine?

First I remove any makeup using my Garnier Micellar Water (link). Then I do my AM beauty routine finishing off with my Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack (link) or Daiso Hylauronic Acid Sleeping Pack (link).

Snacktime! What is in the bowl?

I don't really eat snacks in the evening, but I do enjoy a nice calming tea. My favorite tea at the moment is the Tazo Zen Green Tea


How do you wind down and prep for bed?

In a perfect world I would read a book, but in reality, I sit on my phone for like an hour. 


Cosy up! What are you wearing to sleep?

Pajama pants and a comfy t-shirt. 


What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?

I have to put my phone on do not disturb and just sleep. I am a pretty simple, fuss-free sleeper. 

Baes I tag:
Holly, Holly Loves The Simple Things (link)
Yige (link)
Lily, Hauted0ll (link)

Have you done this tag, let me know in the comments below!

Have a good weekend ^_^

AM/PM Routine Tag

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If you remember a month ago I did a post called Why I am switching from an Erin Condren Planner to a Bullet Journal (link) and I mentioned that I would give an update on how bullet journaling was going for me. So far, I have been very so much enjoying having a bullet journal. I was going to a picture heavy post, but would take forever to edit, write, and not to mention load on my website. I decided to do a Bujo (what all the cool kids call bullet journals) Flip Through Video for the sake of sanity.



A lot of my links for bullet journals and what not is in the description box of the video, so make sure to check that out along with the video.

Let me know in the comments what you think. Other than that...

Happy Friday ^_^

Bullet Journal Flip Through (Video)

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