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Oh Stop it! You’re making me blush!

Here is the third part of my makeup series: Cheekies!

If you haven’t seen my other parts, here are the links: Part 1, Part 2

Okay, so I’m a bit of a blush fiend.  I seriously have way too much and here’s a confession:  I have never completely finished a blush before!  There’s just so much product that I get sick of it before I finish it.

Here are all my blushes (theBalm’s downboy not pictured):


Nars “Orgasm” (Sample Size)- A cult favorite.  It’s gorgeous, but I tend to like matte colors more.  Although it’s glittery in the pan, it doesn’t make your cheeks glittery but instead leaves a healthy glow.  I definitely see why people think of this as a “holy grail” product, but I don’t know if I would buy the full-size as the sample size is quite generous and will probably last me 2 years.


E.L.F. “Fuchsia Fusion”– My favorite drugstore blush!  It’s super pigmented and adds a beautiful pop of color and for $3.00, you can’t go wrong (or rather you won’t regret it!)


Benefit “Sugarbomb”-This is more of a highlighter/blush combination.  It’s quite shimmery and not that pigmented but is still very pretty.  If you’re going for a healthy, peachy, and glowy cheek look, this one is for you!


Chanel “Rose Ecrin”– My everyday blush.  It’s a muted color that is buildable, but will never look like too much!  It’s silky texture blends into my skin so easily and effortlessly and looks so natural that I can’t help but absolutely adore it!


theBalm “Cabana Boy“-A super pigmented purplish blush (but you can blend it out). Not powdery and can be buildable (if you really want to).  It has a touch of shimmer in it and good when you want your cheeks to be very noticeable.


theBalm “Frat Boy“- About the same formula as Cabana Boy but a peachy/corally color.  It’s pigmentation is good, it hits the sweet spot between being a tad too sheer and a tad too bold.


theBalm “Down Boy”(Not pictured)- Again, the same formula but more of a plummy shade.  My favorite out the three, but I left it in Boston with my boyfriend so I probably won’t see it til March or so (:().




So that is all my blush and as always, thank you for reading!  For my enemies out there, yes, blush is my kryptonite!


What is your favorite blush?



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A What’s in my Cosmetics Pouch? (Day 3)

So today, I want to talk about what makeup items I usually have on me when I go out.  I keep my makeup in my Louis Vuitton Pouchette that used to belong to my sister.  It’s about 8 years old but is holding up pretty well.  If I’m using a bigger bag I just throw the pochette in but if I want to carry a smaller bag with me, I can just use the pochette on its own still.  It can fit my keys, phone, and a compact wallet along with all the makeup inside still (okay, maybe I have to take out my foundation compact).  Louis Vuitton has an updated version of this bag now and I believe the new design starting selling in the U.S. on August 1st 2012.  The inside is now lined and has an inner pocket and the strap is slightly longer.  Unfortunately, it now costs $440, which is almost double of what it was in 2004, which is pretty crazy for something this small.


Anyhow, these are all the items that I usually keep in there:


  • Sephora mirror that comes with their giftcards
  • Revlon lip butter in “sugar plum”Revlon-Colorburst-Lip-Butter_Sugar-Plum
  • forever 21 cherry lip balm
  • Bath and Body Works pocket size hand sanitizer in “Paris Amour” (which smells amazing!)imgres-1
  • Harajuku mini perfume roller ball in “Baby”harajuku-lovers-baby-perfume-for-women-eau-de-toilette-spray-profile
  • Kat Von D “tattoo liner”kat-von-d-for-sephor2b3b75
  • UD 24/7 eyeliner in “perversion”10586658-1330954955-436683
  • Chanel Vitalumière AquaS178826_XLARGE
  • Chanel blush (a.k.a. Joues Contraste) in “rose ècrin”chanel_roseecrin001

I know this may seem like a lot but keep in mind that I don’t bring this with me all the time.  Usually I’ll bring this with me if I’ll be out the whole day like at school where I need to touch up my makeup.  If not, I’ll just leave this at home.  Also, there is still enough room to fit other items like *ahem feminine care products.  Anyhow, you can see there is still plenty of room left for other items.


What makeup items do you keep on you when you’re out, if you bring any at all, and how do you store them?

I would love to hear other ideas!


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