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Gold and rose

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I attended the HAHMP gala, which awards scholarships to Hispanic students in Houston. It was one of the many perks of working at my new job. I rarely attend formal events, so I had the pleasure of putting a spring evening look together since I knew a majority of people would be dressed in black. I was right.

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Dress: Ruche
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21

I instantly fell in love with this dress when I saw it online. I regularly browse Ruche’s new arrivals section and have had this dress sitting in my wishlist, unsure of when I would ever buy it. I’m glad I did because the soft pink stood out among the sea of black and red and made me feel radiant.

As for makeup, I found my well-loved yet somehow recently neglected Chanel eyeshadow in Emerveille. This is another recommendation from Missglamorazzi (can you tell that I love her?) and I’m so surprised it made its way out of my rotation. I broke up the shadow so that it can be used as a pigment, its creamy texture allowing me to dab it on with my finger.

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From left to right: LORAC Pro Palette, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Chanel Long Wear Illusion Eyeshadow in 82 Emerveille, Smashbox Photo Ready Primer, NARS Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked, Starlooks Eyeliner in Obsidian

I also have very sad news to share with you all. My Urban Decay lipstick in Naked, as shown above, BROKE. Its poor little neck snapped in half and I had an emotional breakdown minutes before leaving for the gala. This is my favorite lipstick, and though it was near the end of its life, it was taken from this world too soon. I am in need of a speedy replacement during this time of mourning.

Good thing there’s a Sephora 15% off sale going on right now. Aw yiss.

Have a great Sunday and thank you for reading.

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Favorite makeup basics + Divergent giveaway winner

I have a substantial amount of face gunk that I’ve accumulated, tried out and fell in love with over the years. Here are my most loved products, which is evident by the worn packaging.

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LORAC Pro Palette

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Sigma Double-Ended E55 and E40 Brush

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NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

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Sephora Kohl Pencil in 05 Mystic Purple

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Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0

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MAC Blush in Peachy Keen

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

What are your favorite makeup products? Specifically, what are your favorite brushes? I’m on the hunt for a new set and need ideas. I have my eye on the Real Techniques face brushes, but I’m not sure if I should spend the money on Sigma brushes or if there’s a more affordable alternative. Let me know!

AND. Congratulations, Leatra! You are the winner of the Divergent makeup kit giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered. I appreciated all of your responses and I can’t wait to host another giveaway soon. This next one will be fashion related. Stay tuned!

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Today’s makeup + disappointing product

My makeup is always the same look achieved with different products. Excuse me for loving a taupe eye and pink lip.

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 4.0, LORAC Pro Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Correcting Primer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Wet n Wild Eyeliner in Black Black, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, MICA Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in #6 Fiesta.

I have sensitive acne-prone oily skin, so finding a trustworthy moisturizer is always a battle. I knew I had found it in one Korean product, but decided to give the Josie Maran Light Argan Oil a try. It was recommended as a great combat for my skin type on the Sephora website, and I’ve been bombarded with articles and videos about the use of argan oil on your hair and skin. So, I pulled the $48 price tag bandaid.

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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Big mistake.

Not only did this moisturizer result in a horrible breakout along my neck, it made my pores more visible and my nose looked like a ripe strawberry against a greasy Cici’s pizza. It was awful. I continued to use it on the ends of my hair and on my face for several weeks hoping it took a little while for my skin to adjust, but no. My skin went completely downhill. After two months of use, I’ve returned to my old favorite.

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Holika Holika Water March Moisture Green Full Cream

I found this moisturizer while browsing the adorable site PrettyandCute.com. They sell Asian beauty products that I can’t find in stores and have a large selection of BB creams and skincare products. I had been wanting to try Holika Holika since one of my favorite beauty YouTubers, frmheadtotoe, recommended them. This moisturizer has a fresh scent and a thin film that seals in the witch hazel and Himalayan berry extract. It’s perfect for troubled skin, and will prevent any acne medication from coming off on your pillow at night.

You let me down, Josie Maran. However, I do love the Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment. So, you’re not completely off my radar.

Have you tried using oils on your face? What is your go-to moisturizer?