For today’s post I thought it would be fun to share with you guys five of my go-to apps that I have on my phone. The apps that I’m going to mention are the ones that I pretty much use daily and/or just generally, that really come in handy to me.
I’m not including any social media ones just because yes obviously I use all of my social media apps/accounts regularly, but they’re not really that important.
Not only are the apps I’m going to mention the ones that I use almost daily, but I also find them (personally) pretty important which I’ll go into detail for why in a bit.
So without further adieu…
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In no particular order:
My Fitness Pal
I have actually spoken about this app a few times on my blog throughout a few of my fitness posts. Ultimately it’s a great app if you’re into fitness because it allows you to keep track of everything from what you eat throughout the day, to the amount of calories you need to intake, to how many steps you’ve taken in a day, your weight, etc.
I highly recommend downloading this app ESPECIALLY if you’re just starting your fitness journey because it’s a great place to keep track of everything like this in one specific place.
2. Eternal Sunshine
I don’t really know or remember how I came across this app, but I am SO glad that I did. It’s just a really great motivational app. If you happen to have and/or just know of the app called A Sprinkle of Jesus, I think it’s pretty similar to that. Every day, at least 3-4 times a day, I get notifications for inspirational/motivational quotes, daily mantras to tell myself in order to get motivated about other things, etc.
I never realized how much I needed this app until I finally got it and saw the kind of notifications I was getting from it. 10/10 recommend if you’re looking for motivation every now and then.
If you’re anything like me and happen to get anxiety fairly quickly, this might not be the best app for you. However, I do have it just because as much as I may dislike the notifications I get from it all the time, I do also like to be in the know and aware of things that are going on around me.
Ultimately it’s an app that if you put in some credentials for yourself and the area you live in, it’ll update you on and any all crime that happens to be going on in the general vicinity. Everything from serious stuff like murders, to much less serious stuff like 2 people simply fighting in the area. It also allows you to chat with other people in the same vicinity that may have other details about what’s going in that incident, as well as post any possible pictures/videos of any incidences that occurred.
If you happen to go out shopping a lot, and especially look for coupons/discounts while doing it, I sincerely hope and recommend that you download this app. It is perfect for finding deals that may be going on in particular store favorites of yours.
I’m not exactly sure how many stores that they include in this and how they go about choosing the people/stores they want apart of it, but once you get into the app, it allows you to search for particular stores that you want and show if there are any deals and discounts going on in that store currently or online.
5. And finally, WordPress
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. If you happen to have a blog and use this particular site for it, this is the perfect app to have on your phone. It’s literally just a handle-held version of the site. You can check all of your stats, start and/or edit blog posts, etc. It’s super convenient especially if for whatever reason I happen to be wanting to publish a post, but am not around a computer, I can just do it right there and then on the app.
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I hope this was helpful to you guys in some type of way. Leave me a comment down below or on my social media accounts about some of YOUR go-to apps you have on your phone and I’ll be sure to check them out!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you guys in the next one 🙂
Hey guys! For today’s post I thought it would be fun to share with you guys my everyday makeup routine.
This is actually the look that I did the other day when I went apple and pumpkin picking with Diego and our friends/family. It’s simple as heck but always still manages to make me feel pretty and “done-up.”
I’m going to be sharing with you guys the products I used and what I used to apply each of them. I also did my best to take certain pictures to show you guys the individual products on my face before taking pictures of the overall final product. Does that make sense? You’ll understand better as I actually move along lol.
Also, something to quickly mention before I start is that I’m obviously in no way, shape or form a makeup artist, nor am I trying to be. But, these are products that I’ve really been loving lately and are my typical go-to products whenever I want to do a nice, little calm beat and I just felt like sharing that with you guys, so that’s what I’m doing today 🙂 .
Lastly, I took all of these photos with my iPhone XS in my naturally lit room, so if the colors or lighting or any of that look off, that’s why!
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So the first thing I do before anything is make sure that my face is nice and clean then put my moisturizer on. For my moisturizer, I more often than not reach for my Dermasil Dry Skin Treatment Original Lotion.
Honestly, there’s no particular reason why I reach for this one as opposed to any other one, other than the fact that I just generally like this one a lot. And even when I don’t wear makeup, this tends to be my everyday moisturizer in the mornings and at night.
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The next thing I do after moisturizing my face, is put on primer. Now the primer that I’ve been using recently is fairly new to me still, but overall I’ve found that I like it A LOT and has been my go-to lately. The primer I’m talking about (which also doubles over as my setting spray after everything) is the Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray.
At the moment I only have the ‘trial size’, but once this one is finished, I’ll probably end up getting the full-sized one. I originally got this as a trial size just to be able to test it out and now that I have for a while, I’ve realized that I really like it, which isn’t much of a surprise since I have the original Hangover Replenishing Face Primer and loved that one for a while too.
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This next step 2 steps kind of just always depends on how I’m feeling that day, because I’ll either do one or the other first, but regardless I do end up doing both and it always ends up working out. HOWEVER, for this look in particular and the day I did it, after priming my face, I went in with my foundation. The foundation I’ve really been reaching for lately is my Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation, in the shade Medium Neutral.
I bought this foundation a couple of months ago when it first came out pretty much because of the concealer. I figure that I loved the concealer so much, so why not try the foundation too? And sure enough, I loved this as well, and ever since I’ve been using it like crazy. It has very quickly become a favorite of mine. To apply my foundation, I use the E.L.F. Cosmetics Ultimate Blending Brush.
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After my foundation is on I went in to do my brows. The only brow product I really ever tend to use is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Ebony.
I have yet to find another brow product that does it for me the way that this one does. And don’t get me wrong, I’m open to trying anything new, ESPECIALLY if I’m going to end up loving it, it’s just that at the moment, I haven’t found anything that I’ve liked more than the Brow Wiz.
As for brow gel, I always go in with the ABH Clear Brow Gel, because it’s my favorite at the moment, and similar to the Brow Wiz, I have yet to find one that I love just as much.
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After I finish my foundation and brows, I go in with my concealer. Now, even for my everyday makeup looks, I don’t typically tend to use one specific concealer. Every time I do it, I’ll use a different one and there have been quite a few that I’ve REALLY been liking lately, but for this look in particular, I went in with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in the shade Medium-Light Warm.
Like I said, there’s been quite a few different concealers that I’ve been really liking lately, but this one in particular tends to stand out THAT much more for some reason. It does a pretty good job at covering my dark circles, really doesn’t crease all that much (of course I have to set it a bit, but nonetheless), and blends pretty seamlessly with me. To blend out my concealer I actually use the Red Beauty Blender, which I won’t show because it was kind of dirty….lol.
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I don’t typically set my entire face with powder, because I don’t usually need to. I don’t find that I get creasing on my forehead or smile lines or even around my nose (thankfully, not trying to brag about that). I find that although I have combination skin, it tends to be more on the oily side then on the dry side these days.
However, to set my under eyes a little bit, I went in with a BRAND NEW powder that I recently bought and just from using it that one time, I think it’s already going to end up becoming a go-to. The powder I’m talking about is the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder.
Let’s keep in mind that it was only the first time that I had used it, BUT it did SUCH a good job at setting my under eyes and not having them crease up on me. I typically tend to struggle at finding a good under eye powder that helps me avoid creasing, so the fact that this actually was great at that, made me REALLY excited.
This day I had finished my makeup at about noon, and by the time I got home from everything I was doing and checked out how my eyes were doing, it was about 8pm and only then did I start to see minor creasing. That’s 8 hours..not too shabby if you ask me.
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After setting my under eyes, I go in with my bronzer. Now similar to concealer, I’ve actually been really liking and going between using about 2-3 different ones lately, but for this look in particular I went in using my Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in the shade Bronzer.
This is probably my FAVORITE drugstore bronzer of all time. I have yet to find one that tops this (which if you happen to have one you like and/or think is better, please free to share with me 🙂 ). It blends really easy, always looks pretty on the skin and smells AMAZING. I’m sure you guys have heard a zillion times that it’s like the ultimate smell of a tropical dream lol. SO good, and cheap at that too, so what could be better? I always use my Too Faced Mr. Right- The Perfect Powder Brush to blend this and any bronzer out really.
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*This is about the time when the pictures started going downhill and I stopped, because I was really rushing at this point lol.*
After my bronzer, I always apply my blush. I attempt to try new blushes every so often, but for the most part I almost always stick to this one in particular which is the Nars blush in Orgasm.
I have literally always loved this blush since the very first time I saw and used it more or less a year ago. I just think it’s the prettiest, perfect pinky blush for my skin tone and gives me a nice little flush to the cheeks. It’s definitely my favorite, although I have a few others that I don’t mind switching it up for every so often, I do almost always grab for this one. I always apply my blush with the Real Techniques Blush Brush.
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After my blush, I always curl my lashes and go in with my mascara. My eyelash curler is nothing special which is why I didn’t feel the need to take a picture of it and show it to you guys. Although, if I remember correctly, it’s from Revlon.
However, the mascara that I’ve been absolutely OBSESSED with recently is this Lancome Monsieur Big mascara. This mascara is probably the best mascara of all time (I’m aware at how bold of a statement that is, but it’s the truth!!). I naturally already have really long lashes, but this intensifies that SO much more in the best way possible, while also giving me really great volume. I literally cannot say enough good things about this product other than that it’s definitely a favorite.
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While I’m waiting for my mascara to dry is always when I take the opportunity to go in with whatever highlight it is I want to wear that day. For this look, I wanted something that would be subtle, but you would obviously still notice that it was there, so I went in with the Wet-n-Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Boozy Brunch.
Guys this highlight is SO pretty. It really gives such a beautifully subtle glow to the face. And personally, whenever I put it on, I can pretty much build it up as much as I want and it still doesn’t ever look too chunky on my skin or like it’s just sitting there you know? Definitely a great quality drugstore highlight. To apply my highlight I believe I used the Sigma F03 High Cheekbone Highlighting brush.
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And finally for my lip product. For this look originally I was really excited to try a new liquid lipstick that I had recently purchased, which was the Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip in the shade Gingersnap…..HOWEVER…..although I didn’t take a picture of it on my lips, after I put it on (literally like a minute or two later), it looked really weird and like patchy.
It was the weirdest thing and I have never really had that happen to me before with a lipstick. But it looked all broken up and transferred A LOT when I would purse my lips together like I would typically do after applying. I don’t know, all I had underneath was my usual lip balm that I literally ALWAYS wear under my lipsticks, so I doubt it was that. But it kind of (unfortunately) turned me off to it altogether. I have another shade from them that I’m going to test out before coming to a final conclusion about it, but yeah, so far I was really disappointed and it was a pretty bad first impression.
But, after I immediately removed THAT from my lips, I decided to go in with one of my FAVORITE liquid lipstick shades to wear around this time of year which is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lolita.
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Well that’s it guys, that’s my everyday makeup look. See the final product below. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you guys enjoyed it.