Saturday Standouts 8/9/14

Happy weekend ladies!! I had such a great couple of days, Stephen had a couple of days off work for once and we spent a lot of good time together with Sophia (my daughter). Also my son came home this afternoon from visiting his Dad in Cali the past couple of weeks, so to say I’m EXTREMELY ECSTATIC is even an understatement lol. It was SO GOOD to hug and hold him again! <3


I hope you’re all having a great day as you’re reading this, and as ALWAYS I LOVE interacting with all of you so please leave any comments or thoughts or anything you’d like in the comments below! <3


Product <3 #1 Mia’s Foaming Gel Cleanser $21

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This is something I was sent and have been EXTREMELY impressed and surprised by because I can’t get enough of it! I did some quick research on this company, and it is an online sales representative corporation much like “Younique” if you’re familiar with that (The 3D fiber lashes) and sells both skin care and makeup products. I’d never heard about it before so I was grateful to be sent the product! I didn’t expect to love it so much to be honest, but I actually look forward to using this to cleanse my face both morning and night.

I have used it twice a day for about a week now. The consistency is a gel that foams up as its deep cleaning your pores, I LOVE the texture of this, it feels very luxurious and soft on the skin, leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed without feeling like it’s been stripped what-so-ever.

The ingredients are just as luxurious with aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce, orange peel, lemon, lime and grapefruit extracts being at the heart of this soft pampering cleanser. This formula contains high levels of Aloe, anti-inflammatory ingredients like Sea Lettuce and nourishing essential oils making it an extra gentle cleanser.

It smells delicious–like citrus–and I think for how much I’m loving this cleanser I would be more than happy to pay the $21 to repurchase it, and I look forward to trying more from this line!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Product <3 #2 MAC Eye Shadow in “Antiqued” & “Brown Script” $10-16

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Sigh… what can I say about these two shades… so brown script is just something that I use 95% of the time in all of my eye looks. I’m obsessed with this for a crease color and my eye is constantly pulled towards it in my pallet of shadows. Antiqued is one I already know I’m going to be reaching for all fall and winter, but this week I’ve been renewing my love for it. It just has the most beautiful burnt copper color that makes my eyes pop and really amps up any look I’m going for.

These two shades are two that I would absolutely recommend especially if you’re really into warmer tones like I am. :-)

Brown script is described as a warm chestnut-brown and is a matte.

Antiqued is described as an ash brown with bronze and is a veluxe pearl.


Product <3 #3 Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in “Cupcake” & “Bitten” $5.99

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Every time I pick up a new Makeup Geek shadow I am utterly blown away at the quality of them. I haven’t gotten a dud yet, the texture is very consistent throughout the line, the pigmentation, color choices, and blend-ability is simply on point–the same or better in some cases than my MAC shadows.

I recently picked up a few shades and among them were “cupcake” and “bitten”.

Cupcake is described as a matte medium pink. I didn’t have anything like this in my collection surprisingly and I’m SO in love with it. If you’ve noticed this color and just thought eh–it’s nothing special–no…no it’s definitely something special! Ha ha! This is so soft and feminine looking and it would complement any eye color.

Bitten is described as a matte, deep, maroon red. Again, if you are at all like me and were thinking eh–I’ll pass on this one… DON’T! Go and get it because it is the most luscious, deep, berry/maroon color it makes your eyes pop like no other, and the look of this in the crease and outer v with cupcake all over the lid is to die for!!! :-)

Using CUPCAKE & BITTEN. Lips are Gerard Cosmetic's BUTTER CREAM Gloss

Using CUPCAKE & BITTEN. Lips are Gerard Cosmetic’s BUTTER CREAM Gloss

Product <3 #4 Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer $6.99

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This one cracks me up because a couple of months ago I actually had this on my Makeup I Regret Buying list… well lo and behold I ran out of all my other primers and I needed SOMETHING so I thought what the heck I have it, I’ll use it. Um yeah, I can’t stop using it now. I LOVE this stuff… It really makes my makeup STICK on my face all day, it does keep me matte for hours and helps reduce shine throughout the day, and I love the consistency of it which is like a thick face cream almost. It feels very smooth and soft blended out onto the skin, and I’m really glad I gave this another try because I’m really loving it!

Product <3 #5 Makeup Geek Small Crease Brush $6.99

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This is the first makeup brush I’ve used/purchased from Makeup Geek and once again I am 100% satisfied with this product line. This brush through me for a loop because at first I thought they’d sent me the wrong brush; a pencil brush by mistake, but once I realized that nope–they’d sent me the right one, and tried this out, I am SO glad I got it. I have hooded eyes and sometimes getting that color to really build up in my “crease” can be hard.

This little wonder is somewhere between the perfect amount of stiffness and perfect amount of fluffiness to really get in there, deposit the color, and blend it into that crease beautifully. This is DEFINITELY help you achieve a cut-crease look as well so if you’re looking for something for that then really I think you should get this brush!

The price is outstanding, and now that I’ve tried one of her brushes I know I will definitely be going back for more! <3

Product <3 #6 Makeup Forever HD Foundation (128 Almond) $42

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So I don’t have the FULL bottle of this, which is why there is a stock photo of the bottle and just a picture of the swatch–I have gotten two pretty good-sized samples of this from Sephora now and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that at the moment this is my HOLY GRAIL, I LOVE, I NEED, I WANT this foundation. I WILL be purchasing the full size this week or next, and I am SOOOO thrilled with the performance and look this foundation gives me, it is out of this world you guys. I can not believe I’ve never tried this stuff before!

This has a liquidy consistency and reminds me exactly of my Smashbox 12 hour studio wear foundation. I can blend this on easily with either my sigma f80 or with my beauty blender and I can build this up from medium to full coverage without it getting heavy or cakey.

This lasts… and lasts… and lasts you guys, and in photos it looks stunning.

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CAN’T recommend this foundation enough it is hands down my favorite new obsession! <3


Alright guys that’s it for this week, I love you all so much and thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog!

God bless,


Rachel <3


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18 thoughts on “Saturday Standouts 8/9/14

    • Oh hey wow thank you!!! can’t say I don’t appreciate the compliment haha ;))) so nice! And thanks I’m really glad you liked it, and YES antiqued is freaking stunning, and that foundation is amazeballs I still cant believe being the foundation junkie I am it took me this long to try it! :))

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  1. I have the whole hooded eye issue thing too…that brush is maybe something I will have to look into. :) I just recently bought a new set of brushes from BH Cosmetics and I really like them. Very nice and soft…I’ve bought a lot lately lol. Anyway, you look beautiful and everything looks great on you! <3 xo


      • I plan on doing a review on them for sure :) along with an eyeshadow palette of theirs which is my first order from them. So far so good! You’re welcome girl! love you too! <3 :) xo


  2. Great post! I’ve always wanted to try out Makeupgeek’s eyeshadows! I think cupcake is definitely one of those I want to try!
    I’ve wanted to try MUFE HD Foundation but I’m not too sure if they’re suitable for oily skin. What do you think?


    • Hey thanks for reading, I’m so happy you enjoyed!! <3 <3 Cupcake is BEAUTIFUL and you will LOVE the makeup geek eye shadows I promise you. :)) As for the foundation, I DO think ppl with all different skin types can wear it; I think if you have extremely oily skin though you're going to HAVE to set it with a powder. I have combo skin and I have found that as long as I wear a primer and use a setting spray (after setting it with powder) I'm not having to touch up throughout the day. I'm not super oily though. So I can definitely see if you were very oily it MIGHT not be your favorite. In your case (just like I have) DEFINITELY get a sample first, no reason to spend all that money to find you don't like it with your skin type!! <3 <3 <3 <3


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