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Anyone who knows me, knows that it is my mission to find awesome affordable makeup! I love splurging every now and then but nothing beats finding a great deal on a product that just wow’s you. That was definitely the case with these Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush pans!

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In all the years that I have been experimenting with makeup, I have never really been fond of matte lipsticks. Maybe it’s because I have really dry lips to begin with and I basically cannot function without some kind of hydrating something on my lips but me and mattes just never worked it out.

So why did I buy these matte lipsticks? Well I had seen a few reviews on them and while they were mixed I thought I would try them out for myself.

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A while back I did an entire post about foundation application and the tools I use, one was my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I love. I love all my Real Techniques brushes, they are really great quality and super affordable and you already know how I feel I about saving some dollahs! So when I saw the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge at my local drugstore on sale for $3.99 (originally $6.00) I just had to scoop it up! I mean at that price how could I not!

As a beauty blogger me and my love for makeup brushes is just as deep as my love for actual makeup. But with so many high end brushes out there I am always on the hunt for something a little more affordable because spending $50 on one brush gives me some serious buyers remorse! Ja feel?!…

So when I started venturing into the world of affordable makeup brushes such as Real Techniques, I was actually presently surprised to discover that the e.l.f. studio line of brushes had even more affordable options and were just as great as some high end brushes I’ve tried.

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This past Valentine’s Day I wanted to get my hands on a lip color that would last through the night! I also wanted something that was going to be comfortable to wear, I am not a fan of matte lips and a stain just wasn’t the pigmentation I was looking for. So while I was browsing Walgreen’s I grabbed one of the last Rimmel Provocalips they had. I guess it was a popular item that day 😉 I mean it does claim to be kiss proof!

To be honest, I wasn’t really excited by the product. I had tried something similar from another brand many years ago and it was a disaster. Plus I suffer from really dry lips, like I carry 5 chapsticks with me and can’t go a day without it dry lips, so me and long wearing lip products just don’t go. But I had heard good things about these so I thought I’d give it a shot.