Accidental Weekend “Haul”

Haul

 Ever have an accidental haul? Where you don’t even realize until you get home and pull all the stuff out. That happened to me this past weekend. After wrecking my vehicle Friday morning I lost / misplaced a ton of my make up that I use when I apply makeup for clients. So, Saturday morning, in preparation for prom hair I had to grab some makeup. Then, after I got off work my parents and I ran to Little Rock to get my phone fixed at the Apple Store.

Conveniently, the Apple Store is dropped right in the middle of the cutest little shopping center Arkansas has ever seen. There’s TONS of good shopping and eating there which makes the hour you spend waiting for the Apple Geniuses go back extremely quickly. We ate at the big orange and while I sipped on a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake we browsed.

Madewell Jeans

I’ll just say my mom and I have discovered Madewell and we are OBSESSED! I have followed Madewell on instagram forever but I didn’t really know much about them. They’re owned by the same company as J. Crew ( if I understood correctly ) but they are a little more casual. They’re known for their denim and I now know why. I picked up these Red High Rise Jeans. These jeans are great because one they’re comfy and two, they were $30!! Just go ahead and grab you a pair for that price because I promise you will not regret it! I’ve worn them already 3 times and I might just decide to wear them again! I am IN LOVE. They’re so soft and comfortable. Comfort in a pair of jeans is my FAVORITE thing to find. These things are like jammies; which I also love.

Charming Charlie’s

We also stopped in Charming Charlie’s. That store has ALWAYS been overwhelming to me. There’s just so much going on. I walk around in there with serious sensory overload because theres so many things catching my eye. I slowly wondered around while my mom looked for something she needed. As we were checking out I spied 3 things that I needed. 2 of which are these sun glasses. I love cheap plastic sunglasses. After losing 5 pairs of Raybans I decided cheap was my way to go.

These two pairs of sunglasses were 2 pair for $15! The Black Pair and The Pink Pair. Uh, you cannot beat that. I love these because they’re not your typical sunnies but also they don’t have rubber nose pieces to get caught in your hair. In the summer, when I’m poolside or at the lake  I hate when my hair is wet and my sunglasses rip my hair out. I cannot stand that. These are nose piece free and I am smitten over that blush pair. The other items I had to have was the pony tail bracelet that was floating around pinterest for a pretty penny. My mom found Logan and I both one for only $10! Just a couple of goodies you can never have too many of.

Flower Beauty Shimmer and Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Intense Natural
Let me preface this by saying, I have wanted this brush in this palette for, basically, ever. I wasn’t all around stunned with the colors of the palettes I just liked the brush. Secondly, I should have known by the title of the palette is was shimmery. With that being said, I wasn’t all around impressed with this palette and that really makes me sad. Last but not least, I do like the palette.
Small Rant:  It’s really hard to find eyeshadow palettes at the drugstore. I love a good palette that I can create multiple looks with plus, it makes traveling with makeup 100x easier.
Like I just said I do like this palette. The color are beautiful and they wear well throughout the day without getting creasing or moving around ( if you use Primer ). The pigment in the shadows is nice and there are a lot of great lid colors. But.. I can’t create a full eye look with this palette because all the shadows are shimmery. There are stunning colors in this. But, I have to dip into other palettes to make this one work for me. There isn’t a transition shade which makes blending difficult. This palette has a lot going for it. I can’t say I’d repurchase this knowing what I know now.
P.S. The brush though.. it’s a wonderful drugstore blending brush.
Real Techniques Beauty Sponge

ALLLLL the beauty bloggers I follow talk about how much they love this sponge. “It’s a dupe for the beauty blender,” they claim. I’m one of those people who repeats the things I like. I have sponged I like so when it’s time to repurchase I always buy the same ones. Well, it was that time again. So, when I went to pick up these other miscellaneous items I grabbed a pack of these sponges to give a test run. I love them. I’ve felt of them before and thought they were a little stiff. I don’t know if they have redesigned them or what but, oh, man!

I wash my sponge every morning before I put my makeup on. They work better damp and clean so it’s just a habit I have. They wash so nicely and apply my makeup even better! This sponge is so soft and easy to work with. one end is flat while the other is pointed. I use the flat side to apply my foundation all over my face and it works perfectly. Then, obviously the pointed end to apply concealer and such. I cannot believe I have waited so long to get on the bandwagon with these!

L’Oréal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream – Anti-redness
If you read mybare fair makeup post, you probably saw I recommended green primer and BB Cream. Both of those product, which I love, are not cheap. When buying two that is even harder on the budget, right? I stumbled upon this BB Cream and I am loving it. I struggle with redness in my cheeks and around nose. Almost all BB Creams require me to use a Concealer of some sort to hide the redness that peeps through the coverage.
This green primer goes on green to reduce redness but blends out and turns to a shade to help give coverage too. Funny Story: I was applying this at work one day. I just put it one with my fingers and was going in to add a little Concealer and I noticed when I touched my face it was changing colors. A coworker and I were mind blown until I discovered that it changed colors.. which took a few minutes to realize. Anyway, I thought it’d be something I could use to minimize redness in my cheeks and then I’d apply my makeup on top. The coverage is great for everyday. I am absolutely loving this product.
Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Oh, girl. I always try out new mascaras then go back to the ones I REALLY love once I get tired of trying out different ones. This mascara I used to use a LONG time ago. I was in a hurry and forgot so I just snatched this up while in the check out line. I always forget how much I love mascaras until something like this occurs. The brush is really fluffy brush. It gives GREAT volume and length. Colossal makes my lashes fat without taking away their length which is something I struggle to find. MY lashes are long but not super thick so I need something that will thicken them up but not shorten them too. This mascara.. if you decide you need anything from this haul.. let it be this one!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer : Shade – Fair
This is a repurchase for me. I love this concealer. It is said to be a dupe for NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.In my opinion: it’s much creamier and the consistency isn’t as thick as the NARS. Lately, I have been trying different concealers because the people request it and I want to deliver. All the concealers I’ve tried in recent months are great for different things but this is still one of my favorites. I love the consistency of this Concealer.
I have problems with concealers settling in my undereye area and between my forehead (because ya girl needs a little Botox) Fit Me Concealer doesn’t seem to get crepey in my fine lines under my eyes, it’s not drying, and it doesn’t settle or separate. This concealer is one of Maybelline’s Best Sellers. It has natural Coverage, is lightweight and Oil-free.  My undereyes look very hydrated rather that powdery and dry. You know the look I’m talking about. If not I can link ya some pictures of me looking a little dehydrated. The Fit Me Concealer is extremely light weight and the blendability is wonderful. If you don’t feel like your blending skills are that of King Kylie you should give this a go. The coverage is very nice without it totally giving away the fact that yes, actually, I have concealed my undereyes.
Wet N’ Wild Mega Glow Highlighter : Precious Petals 
If you’re like me and you prefer a softer highlight this is your girl. Mega Glo is a powder Highlight / blush that will give you a beautiful glow. It gives off enough of a sheen to let your skin glow but not too much. And I believe in too much highlight. Ya know? I have caught myself thinking, no one is fooled by all that glow on your face. But, for the most part, I like my makeup to be fairly natural. Natural might be a stretch of the word but I don’t like it to look overdone. You know what I’m saying. Mega Glo gives your skin a glow rather than full on holy cow highlight. It has a teensy bit of glitter that I noticed dusted off pretty quickly then your left with a beautiful shimmer. This is a great drugstore highlight.
I have been SEARCHING high and low for a good highlighter from the drug store none just awed me. The cream ones seem to separated and we’re extremely intimidating to apply on top of your dressing foundationed skin. While others didn’t do what I was hoping. This one did. Wet N Wild never lets me down. I apply it at the top of my blush, almost overlapping my blush at the apple of my cheek. And, of course, on the tip of my nose and Cupid’s bow because.. Kathleen Lights told me to. It looks beautiful whether I wear a lot of makeup or barely there makeup.
Maybelline BrowPrecise Micro Crayon : Dark Brown

Usually, I go for the L’oreal Brow Stylist. I picked this one up by accident and I have been pleasantly surprised. The consistency of this is very similar to the consistency of the Brow Stylist and really like the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I was let down by the Anastasia Brow Wiz. This Micro Crayon is so easy to apply and use. It’s a really creamy formula and applies so smoothly. Once my brows are filled in they stay all day. That was part of my let down with the Brow Wiz. It didn’t stay well and smeared easily. This one ( and the L’Oreal Brow Stylist ) last all day!


This is hardly a “haul” in comparison but I some newly purchased items I am liking and some I’m not. I have tried out several new items and I am continuously looking for new stores and brands to share with you guys. Even new styles I think you guys would like are always in search. I am loving most of the product especially the jeans! Have you tried anything new lately or are you loving something you’ve loved for a long time? Let me know!

XO,

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Pore Cleansing Routine

Skin Care is a hard thing to tap into. Since I was a teenager, I have always used bar soap as my cleansing routine. My mom did, and my grandma did. They both have great skin. As I have began to age and start getting noticeable wrinkles, I have started my research on how to care for my skin. I was never taught how to care for my skin as a teen because I had great skin. Still, I have good skin but, now it seems to rage against me more often than not.

My skin isn’t exceptionally sensitive, it doesn’t break out if I change up my routine and it responds pretty well to most skin care products. I have always used Biore products when looking for masks or scrubs. Of course, what girl doesn’t love a good pore strip? I snapped a photo last week. I zoomed in because I saw a lot of texture issues around my cheeks. We have to pick ourselves apart don’t we. MY pores are huge. Look at that patchy texture on my cheeks. Why is my makeup settling into my wrinkles. I remembered it had been a while since I had pampered my skin a little.

Daily, I use bar soap ( Ivory to be exact ) to wash my face. I still sleep in coconut oil as a moisturizer and I apply sunscreen under my makeup which I can tell is making my face extremely soft and moisturized. Other than that constant routine, occasionally I do a mask or pore strip when I start noticing something I don’t like or my black head are out of control. After nit picking that photo of myself, I stopped by my local walgreens and grabbed some trusty Biore products. And apparently, I think my pores need some serious spring cleansing!

Biore Products

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

According to Biore’s website, this product unclogs pores and balances out skin to prevent breakouts.

It’s great for combination skin. This scrub can be used daily to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The Baking Soda Acne Scrub uses baking soda and salicylic acid to treat acne prone skin. You’ll have noticeably softer skin in one use and clearer skin in one week.

Bore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

According to Biore, these pore strips instantly unclog pores by removing dirt, oil, & blackheads.

These pore strips deeply penetrate into the skin to clear out pores by removing the dirt and oil that cause blackheads. These specific strips are more effective than the standard pore strips because they have the ability to get deep into your skin. They’re like a magnet. They have the ability to clean a weeks worth of dirt from your pores in minutes!

This little box is the grossest most satisfying skin treatment I have ever done at home. My sister and I call them “rip strips”. These rip strips are so great to clean out your pores. Though it may be painful, it’s total worth it. They remove visible blackheads and invisible dirts and oils we don’t see. I love to use these when I’m fresh out of the shower. That way I know my pores are nice and open and most receptive to these strips!

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask

According to Biore, this mask purifies pores 2.5x better than your basic cleanser.

This mask is infused with active charcoal to truly cleanse your pores. The charcoal opens and strips away the dirt and oils that are clogging your pores. The heat from the mask gives you a smooth, tingly sensation as you rinse this mask. It then reveals a clean, soft face you’ll not want to stop touching. ( but don’t touch. It’ll cause your pores to clog. (; ) This is an oil free formula so its great for oily and combination skin! AND you can use them up to 3x a week.


I purposefully shared these products in this order. This is not a daily routine for me. At most I do this routine twice a week depending on the build up in my pores. Throughout the summer, I notice my blackheads are significantly less because I wear less makeup. So, through the summer I will be doing this once a week. Adding in an extra mask here and there for extra pick me ups.

Step 1: You should always apply masks to clean skin. It will allow mask to do it’s job without working through the days makeup and oils. Knowing that, I started first by cleansing with the baking soda scrub to cleanse my skin and prep it for the next step. I used a washcloth to scrub and polish my skin. I applied a dime size amount to the wash cloth. Beginning in the center of my face by focusing on my nose and cheeks first, then working my way to the outer portions of my face.

Step 2: I used the pore cleansing strips. I chose this as my second step to get deep into my pores and cleanse out the pores on my nose. Using warm water on your face will open up your pores, since I just finished washing my face with warm water my pores are open and prepped for this step. You can really spot treat with these strips. I notice the most blackheads on my nose so, I chose the nose strips.

Step 3: I went in with the heating mask. Since the pore strips have opened up the pores on my nose, I opted to follow them right up with the mask to really and truly cleanse those pores. Once, the minute was up, I rinsed my face clean and applied coconut oil to finish off this at home spa session.

This is not the only way and may not be the best way but this is the order I used these products. I highly advice you do this routine before you go to bed. Your pores will be very open and if you apply makeup over the top you will reverse all the work you have just done plus potentially push the makeup further into your pores. I do this on days I have no plans of wearing makeup or at night right before bed.

How are you guys keeping your pores clean for summer? Since I have been using this I have only been wearing BB cream as my foundation. That’s for real summer makeup! Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried these before! What’d you think?

XO,

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Wet N Wild Liquid Lipstick Review

Liquid Lipstick

Wet N Wild Mega Last Liquid Lipstick has been all the rage on the internet for a few months now. I first heard about their new products through one of my favorite youtubers, Kathleen Lights. She was testing out their foundation in that specific video. I did a little research and found Wet N Wild had launched several new products. Honestly, I’ll try anything Kathleen Lights recommends. The Wet N Wild Products struck me because they’re cheap and several other youtubers gave them high recommendations. I love Liquid Lipsticks so I have been searching for these products everywhere!

Why I love Liquid Lipsticks:

I have been STALKING Walgreens since I found out about these liquid lipsticks. If you haven’t tried out liquid lipsticks, you should. I am too lazy to continuously reline and apply lipstick over and over throughout the day. The longevity of Liquid Lipsticks is what keeps me coming back for more! I don’t have to be too cautious when I eat or drink. They don’t bleed around my lips. I love a matte lip. I know glosses are coming back in style, that and everything else from the 90s. I’m still on the matte lip train. Matte lips so beautiful with a bold eye! Even when I wear a simple makeup look I still love a matte lip.

Liquid Lipstick
Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Lipstick
Describe:

The formula so nice! It’s super easy to apply. The consistency is thin so it doesn’t pull or drag when you’re applying. It applies like a lip gloss but dries down to a matte finish. The MegaLast Liquid Lipsticks give very vivid color. They’re nicely pigmented and offer great coverage! It doesn’t dry down completely but it’s not tacky enough to be uncomfortable.

Why I love Wet N Wild Liquid Lipstick:
Easy to Get:

The reason Wet N’ Wild’s new lip crazy grabbed my attention is because I can grab them at the drugstore. They don’t have to be ordered or waited on like my other favorite liquid lippy. I eagerly await anything ordered online. That’s the downfall of online shopping. I love being able to buy something and immediately be able to put it to use. Wet N Wild Mega Last, I can do that! If I need a certain color to make a look great I don’t have to settle for another less great lip formula to complete my look. I can just stop in the drugstore and grab the color I need.

Price:

The price IS unbeatable! I purchased these at Walgreens for $3.99. I’ve never seen a liquid lipstick cheaper then that! They are phenomenal for the price. You know I love a good deal. These are the epitome of a great deal. For the price, you won’t get anything better.

Longevity:
Liquid Lipstick
Wet N Wild MegaLast Catsuit Matte Lipstick

I did a little test. One day at the salon I swatched the lipsticks on my hand. I washed 3 heads of hair and washed my hands several times. By 6:00 that night they were still on my hand as if I had just applied them. These liquid lipsticks even lasted through a shower. I didn’t scrub them to try to get them off, nonetheless the stayed.

Wearability:

They felt very nice on my lips. They weren’t uncomfortable to wear like some liquid lipsticks I have tried. Liquid Lipsticks are not known for their moisturizing abilities. This lipstick is no different. I didn’t feel as though my lips were dry like the Sahara Desert but they weren’t feeling like they’d just been exfoliated and had a moisture treatment. Mega Last didn’t cause my lips to dry or flake nor did they feel dry or flaky once I removed them after wearing them.

Shades:

I purchases four shades. The colors I grabbed went from one extreme to the other. Initially, I was looking for a good nude lip but there were too many choices. The color choices they offer is wide range. I believe there are 13 shades. Wet N Wild provides such great options. There are colors available for the makeup girls who error on the side of caution or the girls who pick lip color with reckless abandonment. I love them all. It was really hard for me to pick.

My Picks:

I couldn’t pass up Video Vixen; A deep burgundy that is so fun in the winter months. This color makes any look more dramatic. I love dark lip colors. I couldn’t say no! Berry Recognize was a great balance of “dark” meets bright. It’s not too bright for my taste but still has a darker twist on your typical berry lip colors. Coral Corruption may, shockingly, be my favorite. It’s such a bright fun color. I tend to stray away from bright colors for some reason. This color on is so beautiful and lively. Last, but not least, Nudie Patootie. What I was actually searching for. A true nude lip color is hard to find. I love this color. Nudes are so good for everyday. Wet N Wild killed it on this nude lip! I’m dying over all these colors.

Wet N Wild has made a heavy comeback. They’ve mastered the art of Liquid Lipsticks! Of all their new products I’ve tried this is one of my favorites. I’m reviewing their other products to do a review soon. Stay Tuned for that! Try them out and let me know what you think! Which are your favorites!?

XO, Lynlee*

Disclaimer: I am not a model. 😉

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My New Year’s Resolution (AKA Journey 2017)

2017 Journey & Resolution

Welcome to According to Lynlee.
Officially Welcoming you to my Blog!

My first post! I cannot believe it’s finally time to start posting! About October, I decided to set out on planning and researching how to create and run a successful blog. Since October I have planned, written, edited, and researched countless hours to make this blog something I enjoy writing and something all of you enjoy reading! I plan on taking this on and going at it full force! Blogging is so much more work than anyone even realizes. I am so excited to start blogging. I’m not really a New Year’s Resolution kind of gal. Here’s to the blog!


Goals

First and foremost, I hope to be relatable. I have said since the thought of starting a blog even entered my mind that I wanted to be someone everyone can relate to. I want to connect with the mothers who have little time to get ready. I want to connect with working girl in her 20s. I want to connect to the girl on a budget. I want you to know I am like you.

Hair: 

I am a hairdresser, first. I hope to educate you. From product usage to styling techniques. I hope you can come to this blog to find advice and learn from me. I plan to do product reviews, tutorials, needs, and answer questions that I get asked regularly while I’m behind the chair.

Fashion:

You can dress cute and at a reasonable price. I dress on a budget. I want to keep things budget friendly and reasonable. I have read blog posts and one outfit costs in the upper thousands of dollars. I don’t know about you but, thats completely unattainable for me! I have clothes that are worn and reworn over and over. I hope to show you fashion that not only inspires you but, challenges you to try new things.

Makeup: 

Not my strongest suit. Through this blog I hope to teach you simple makeup hacks, colors that are great for you, reviews and quick makeup. Like I said, I want to make this relatable. When you see my posts I want you to think Oh, I can do that!


I am a working girl who is trying to balance a personal life and a career. I understand it is not always (or ever) possible to spend an hour on your makeup and an hour on your hair. I don’t make time to spend that kind of time on myself and I don’t have children. I hope to make your mornings and get ready easier for you. I hope you’re able to come here for inspiration and ideas. I look forward to growing through this process!

XO, Lynee*

Disclaimer: I’m new to this. Please bare with me as I learn and grow through this process. There’s a huge learning curve here. Thank you for your patience.

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