It’s a Haul Y’all!!!

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now because I picked up these things a few months ago but with it being close to the holidays it seems like perfect timing.

So from previous post, you guys know that I am a big fan of BH Cosmetics. I think their products are great and super affordable.  We all know makeup is not cheap and if you don’t know well now you do!  In my opinion some products just aren’t worth forking over $50 for and some are unfortunately.  Once you find those expensive gems it’s hard not to continue to buy them.  I’m what you call a baller on budget…ok I’m not a baller but I am most definietly on a budget!! 🙂

I started working as a  freelance makeup artist a little over a year ago and I quickly learned that building a kit can get really expensive.  You obviously want to have some of the best products for your clients however not everything has to be over $50!!  With that being said,  I got a few things to add to my kit and thought I would share them with you guys.  If you are starting out as a makeup artist, I think these products are definitely super affordabale and products you need in your kit.

These are the things I purchased:

Spotlight Highlight – 6 Hightlight colors in one palette, this makes for easy storage and travel.  Its a one stop shop for highlighters.

 

Smoke ’n Mirrors Brush Set & V3 Vegan Contour Brush – The brush set comes with 10 brushes, super sleek with the silver slim handle.  The Contour brush is in the middle and is the perfect bronzer or blush brush.

 

Classic Blush Palette & Nude Blush Palette – 10 Colors in each palette and they are extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. You really don’t need more than these in your kit and the packaging makes for easy storage and travel.

 

Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Color 205, 215, 230, & 235) – The coverage of these powders reminds me of the MAC Studio Powder but a third of the price.

All of this cost me…$50.98 to be exact!! (Insert shocked face here) I know right….that’s what I said too!! LOL

A couple weeks after this purchase I did also got their Natually Flawless Liquid Foundation, which let me tell you is worth the $7 I paid for it.

BH Cosmetics is always and I mean ALWAYS having a sale. I think I get an email from them at least 2 times a week with a new sale on their website.  Just an FYI, BH Cosmetics is also being sold in most Ulta stores and their website.  Ulta does only sell select products so just beware but you can find all these products on the BH Cosmetics website, just click the product link.

I think these would be great gifts and or stocking stuffers for the holiday season!  Stock up now while all the sales are happening and get ready to be surprised by the products.  I dont think they get enough credit for their products and I believe people think because it’s inexpensive it cant be good…well think again!  Being exposed to a lot of different products, I’m pretty sure I know good when I see it.

**This is not a sponsored post** BUT BH Cosmetics…hit a sista up!!! LOL

Wedding Bells

So the BFF got married!!!!!  I tried to talk her out of it but she insisted so I said F.I.N.E!!! I’m joking!! I’m so extremely happy for her and her new hubby!  Love them both to pieces…well her more than him OBVI!! I kid, kid!! 🙂  Without getting too much into it, this girl has been my ROCK for the past six years so sharing this day with her brought me so much joy. I wish her nothing but absolute happiness and a lifelong marriage.  She deserves that and much more.

Being the best friend that she is, she trusted me enough to do her hair and makeup for the big day and I was more than happy to oblige…whatever the bride wants huh!! LOL

I wanted to share the makeup details because I think this is a great bridal look, simple yet enough. I’ll also share my makeup details as well because I mean why not.  Two for one!

Face

 

Foundation: Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector mixed with Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Tan

Bronzer/Contour: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Blush: BH Cosmetics Blush Palette in Nude Blush

Brows: Mac Cosmetic Brow Pencil in Lingering

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette & Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

Lashes: Ardell Wispies

Lips: Nyx Butter Lipstick in Boardwalk and Rimmel Lipstick in 104

Hair was curled with Bed Head 1’ curling wand – hair piece from Amazon

 

 

MY LOOK

 

Face

Foundation: MakeupForever Ultra HD Foundation Stick mixed with L’Oréal True Match

Bronzer/Contour: Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette

Blush: Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Eyes: Colourpop Cosmetics Yes Please! Eyeshadow Palette and Morphe 35W Palette

Lashes: Ardell Studio Effects Demi Wispies

Lips: Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Strip

 

Overall, the day was beautiful and you couldn’t have made me be anywhere else but by her side!

Her Dress: Asos – My Dress: Misguided

 

Real love is amazing to see!