Bonus Post! Exciting News!

I am now an official Yes, Oh Yas! ambassador! YOY is an up and coming subscription box, and I am so excited to grow with them! πŸ’–I will hold these products to the same standard as other products that I share and review.πŸ’–

I will let you guys know when I receive my first box, so stay tuned!

I used this palette pic from YOY’s Instagram -> go check it out. They have some beautiful images!

Check out their website for subscription plans and details with my referral link -> http://bit.ly/2HpIioA

Thanks @yesohyas for this opportunity!πŸ’–πŸ₯°

#yesohyas #yesohyasbox #subscriptionbox #subscriptionboxes #newopportunities #ilovemakeup #leighannkeybeauty #lkbunedited

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Mini Tutorial and A Crazy Week!

My week took a turn today, not necessarily a bad one, but my uploading and blogging schedule will be a little off for the rest of the week. Here it iiiisπŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Wednesday- Tuesday’s YouTube upload😱

Thursday- Regular YouTube upload

Friday- Regular Blog Post

Saturday- Regular YouTube Upload

Here’s my usual schedule for anybody that is interested:

Monday- blog post

Tuesday- YouTube upload

Wednesday- blog post

Thursday- YouTube upload

Friday- blog post

Saturday- YouTube upload

ANNNNNNDDDDDDD……

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Here is the mini tutorial for the eye look featured in yesterday’s post (Juvia’s Place: Eyeshadow Formula Review | Magic Mini Palette):

Today’s verse:

Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?

-Job 12:9 KJB

With Love, Leigh-AnnπŸ’–

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Juvia’s Place: Eyeshadow Formula Review

I recently picked up the Magic Mini Palette from Juvia’s Place, and I am LOVING the fun looks that I have created with this palette! After hearing great reviews about the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow formula, I thought I would give my thoughts…

(My poor complexion was struggling when I created the look above.😱 It’s in better shape now.πŸ’–)

1. Color Selection- The shade range in this palette is beautiful! There is a nice base shade, a nice transition and tons of great colors! If you have brown eyes, these colors will make your eyes pop! I love the pinks, purples, greens, and blues! You could also create a simple daytime look or a warm neutral look with this palette. I love that there are colorful matte shades thrown in there, too.

2. Pigmentation- These shadows are not the most pigmented that I have seen, but they are very buildable. I think this makes the colorful shades more wearable, as you can kind of adjust the intensity for an everyday pop of color, or a bold, extravagant look.

3. Application- One thing to note about this formula, is that the shadows are kind of scratchy. This makes them a bit more difficult to blend, but they are not too hard to work with. I have gotten some really nice end results with this palette, but, in my experience, it does take some patience. There is also some fallout, so I would recommend doing your eye makeup before your complexion, especially if you’re going to use the darker shades in this palette.

4. Wear- I feel like these shadows wore very well. I noticed a small amount of shimmer that had transferred into my eye crease, and some slight fading of the lid shade just below the crease, but that was it. Both of these things happen frequently with my eyeshadow because I have very oily lids, and usually skip the eye primer. (I know, I should really use it!) No real trouble with the wear time at all!

Taking everything into account, I really, really like the formula of these shadows! I can use a light hand to add a small touch of color, or go all out and create something bold! Though it’s not a huge issue, my only real complaint would be the scratchy texture of the shadows, which just makes them a bit difficult to blend. At the end of the day, I can confidently say that this is a really nice palette full of variety! If you’ve been wondering about the Juvia’s Place shadow formula, it gets a thumbs up from me. There just *may* be a formula that I like better though… hint hint -> Colourpop.

If you want to see live application and a wear test of these two brands side by side check this out!πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Also, if all goes well, Wednesday’s blog post will involve a video tutorial of the eye look featured in today’s post so make sure to tap that follow button on the free WordPress app. Thanks so much!!😘

I hope you guys enjoyed!

Today’s verse:

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

-Psalm 56:8 KJB

With Love, Leigh-AnnπŸ’–

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Saturday Skin rub-a-dub Refining Peel Gel

I received a sample of the Saturday Skin rub-a-dub Refining Peel Gel from Sephora and decided to give it a few goes. Like many times, there is both good and bad about this product… here’s the breakdownπŸ‘‡πŸ»

Product Details directly from the Sephora website:

What it is:
A refining peel gel that gently and visibly removes impurities and dullness with natural enzymes like papaya and bromelain. 

Solutions for: 
– Dullness and uneven texture 
– Uneven skin tone 
– Loss of firmness and elasticity 

(Source -> https://m.sephora.com/product/rub-a-dub-refining-peel-gel-P423971?skuId=2014611&om_mmc=ppc-GG_1165716902_56760232687_aud-591057692604:pla-419798509888_2014611_257731959749_9014219_m&country_switch=us&lang=en&ds_rl=1261471&gclid=Cj0KCQiAg_HhBRDNARIsAGHLV52hgi9gbm6x9G-JooV749TJe4XxI-Gb_Xd5Ia0YTKKL6c_kp6jPMG8aAsvCEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds )

It sounds really nice! And it worked for me!… with a slight complication…

1. Scent- This product has a nice, fresh scent that is not irritating. I actually quite like it.

2. Texture- Upon initial application, this peel has the same consistency as a standard exfoliating cleanser. It has more of a lotion type base, filled with small exfoliating beads. When you start to work the product into the skin, things get weird.πŸ€ͺ

3. Application- According to the packaging, you are supposed to apply the product in a thin layer to the entire face (avoiding eye area) to clean, dry skin. As I mentioned before, there is really nothing odd about initially putting the product on the skin, but when you start to rub the product into the skin (in circular motion for one minute, according to the directions) the product changes texture. It sort of starts to clump together into little balls on the skin.

At this point, the product doesn’t seem to sink into the skin, but rather, seems to sit on top of it. I could tell that my skin was being exfoliated here, but, I’m assuming because you are supposed to apply the product after patting the face dry, I experienced some discomfort here. The friction from rubbing the peel onto dry skin caused redness and slight burning. (Keep in my mind that I did apply this product gently.) This was my main issue with this product.

4. Removal- I had no problems with removal. I simply rinsed my face with warm water as directed, and the product came off very cleanly.

5. BUT DOES IT WORK??- How well did this live up to its claims on the Sephora site?

Dullness and uneven texture: My skin was noticeably brighter and smoother after using this! I was very pleased because this is why I wanted to try this product in the first place!πŸ₯°

Uneven skin tone: I can’t really determine if it helped to even my skin tone, because my face was red after using this due to the irritation from rubbing.☹️

Firmness and elasticity: I did not see any immediate results in this category, and unfortunately I won’t be able to test or use this product on a regular basis because of the irritation it causes to my skin.☹️

The best way to express my thoughts on this product is with this pictureπŸ‘‡πŸ»

It definitely improved the dullness and uneven texture on my face, but I couldn’t tell a difference on the other two claims. It also irritates my skin during application of the product. So, while I did like the results that this peel gave, I can not recommend it to others because, the bad outweighs the good with this one.

That being said, I have oily, very sensitive skin, so this product may perform differently for different skin types.

I would also love to try more from this brand, because this product did deliver results! So maybe, a less abrasive product would work better for me.

I hope this was helpful to those of you that have seen this product (if you spend as much time on the Sephora site as I do, I’m sure you have😱), and have been wondering if it is worth the $28.00 price tag or not.

Today’s verse:

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

-Proverbs 4:23 KJB

With Love, Leigh-AnnπŸ’–

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The Makeup Brush Breakdown: Which Types Should You Use?

There are a TON of makeup brushes out there with different shapes, sizes, and densities… but, which brushes do you use… and for what?? I want to break down three properties of makeup brushes today, that will hopefully make it easier to decide which brushes are right for you.

1. Brush Density- The density of a makeup brush is basically how tightly packed together the bristles of the brush are. In the picture below, the brush on the left is less dense than the brush on the right.

Normally, the denser the brush is, the more concentrated the pigmentation will be when you apply a makeup product.

The less dense brush was used on the left, and the more dense brush on the right. You can see that the pigment on the right is more concentrated, where the pigment on the left is more diffused.

Because of the way that these densities apply product, I generally use the first brush in the eye crease to diffuse my eyeshadow, and give a blended look. I use the second brush to swipe color onto my lower lash line, because I want to pack the product on to get more color payoff there.

So, paying attention to the density of the makeup brushes that you choose, will help you control how much pigmentation you add to your look.

2. Fiber Length- The length of the individual bristles, “hairs,” or fibers of a makeup brush play a big role in product application as well.

Both brushes above are densely packed brushes, but the one with the longer fibers gives less pigmentation and is generally better for blending. The brush with shorter fibers is better for building up color, and can be used only to slightly blend product.

The second brush swatch is blended, but not quite as seamlessly as the swatch with the long-fibered brush. The second swatch is also more concentrated in color.

So, like understanding brush density, understanding the fiber length of a brush helps you to determine which brushes will be best for blending, and which ones will be best for packing.

3. Brush Shape- The shape of a makeup brush also affects which brushes are best for blending and which ones are best for packing. The brushes below are very different shapes, and, do very different things.

The fluffy brush with the softer, rounded edges is going to create a softer, blended look. The flat brush with the sharp (side) edges will be better for packing and swiping shadow.

The application of the same eyeshadow with these two different brushes is night and day!

Note: Did you notice that the round shaped brush also has long fibers, and is not densely packed? And the flat brush has shorter bristles, and is very densely packed?

Try to guess how each of these brushes would apply makeupπŸ€“

Understanding these three parts of a makeup brush really gives you a good feel for how the brush will apply product. Then, depending on how you want to apply the product, you can choose the right brush type for you! I hope this has been helpful for those of you who struggled to understand makeup brushes for a little while like I did. πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

I had SO MUCH FUN with this post. I wanted to include all of this in my “Budget Brush Set From BHCosmetics” video, but it just wouldn’t fit! By the way, if you are looking to expand your brush collection, but don’t want to spend a ton of money, the Pretty in Pink set from BHCosmetics is a great option! I’ll drop that video below!πŸ€—

Today’s verse:

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

-Psalms 51:10

With Love, Leigh-AnnπŸ’–

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5 Steps to Organize ANYTHING!! | Lifestyle Post

I recently cleaned out and organized my MONSTER of a closet! (Watch -> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=39qGeYq6Chw )

Here are the five simple steps that I used to do this (I really feel like you could organize anything under the sun using these same steps!):

1. Remove everything from the area that you are organizing. Yes… I did take every last thing out of my closet!! That was a challenge, but it made it much easier to see the space that I was working with, and to visualize where I wanted the items to go when I put them back into the space. This also gave me the opportunity to clean the carpet, etc.

2. Sort all of the removed items into piles with similar items. In this example, I divided the items on my bed into two piles, one for home decor (top), and the other for craft supplies (bottom).

3. Declutter these piles. Go through and look for items that you don’t want or need anymore and place them in a new pile to donate, throw away, etc.

4. Condense the piles that you have remaining. For example, I took my craft supplies pile, and divided it into subcategories to fit the containers that I had on hand. I put cards and stationery in the small white bin, utensils in the white organizer, and larger, rectangular materials in the larger, rectangular bin.

5. Replace all of the items into the space that you originally took them from. It was SO much easier for me to find a place for those three craft containers, than it was to find a place for a big, random pile of craft supplies.

These five steps make it so much easier for me to organize areas in my home when they have gotten just a little out of hand!

I hope this was helpful, and I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!

Today’s verse:

Let all things be done decently and in order.

-1 Corinthians 14:40 KJB

With Love, Leigh-AnnπŸ’–

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