Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 2017 empties

First empties of 2017!! 
I have deemed this year as the year to use up a lot of my "stash" before buying new products. I have tons of samples and a lot of products nearing expiration that need to be used. Let's hope I have good luck with this. 

January 2017 empties

Nyx Above & Beyond Concealer shade fair- my go to concealer! I have gone through many of these over the years. Great for spot concealing and under the eyes. 

Elf Flawless Face Powder - My opinion for this powder went back and forth. Some days I liked it some days I hated it... all depended on the foundation I used and how my skin was that day. For the price I do recommend it especially to keep in your bag for touch ups on the go.

Kat Von D Lock It Foundation shade L44- One of the best full coverage foundations on the market. This L44 is just slightly too dark but I made it work and saved it for "important" days since it is pricey. I repurchased this in L42. 

ELF Flawless Finish Foundation shade Porcelain. I'd say this is the second best foundation at the drugstore. The only downfall, for me personally, is that the lightest shade is still about 2 shades too dark for me. I mix it with Manic Panic's Dreamtone and it works great. Maybe someday they'll release some more shades. 

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow shade silver strike - This worked great as an eyeshadow base. I have long nails so I have to use a brush to get the product out instead of using my fingers....which I found out I'm not a big fan of. This shade is really pretty. 

ELF Flawless Eyeshadow - This is basically what you expect a $2 eyeshadow palette to be...just ok. I used it for days where I wasn't doing much like just going to the grocery store. You can see I still haven't hit pan but I am just over this palette and would rather use nicer quality shadows daily. If you are just starting out with eyeshadow this would work well for you. 

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer - This sample lasted me forever! It worked really well and with it's tiny size was perfect for traveling.  

Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara - I use this mascara everyday on my lower lashes and it is fantastic at lengthening and separating. Highly recommend and super cheap

Covergirl Super Size Fibers Mascara - I received this product for testing purposes and you can read my review here

Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer- I've been using this moisturizer for years! I have tried other but always keep coming back to this one. 

EOS Lip Balm - Worked wonder on my lips and lasted forever. I already repurchased.

Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads- My absolute favorite way to remove eye makeup. My mom and I have both gone through tons of these containers over the years. I even have a couple little containers for traveling....they are the best!

Ulta Fig & Honey Body Lotion - I liked the smell of this but just an average lotion 

Clean & Clear Persa-gel - I don't like the way it dries crusty but it helps clear up my acne. I've been using it for years and sometime's switch it up with Target's version

Nubian Heritage Abyssinian & Chia Body Lotion - At first I didn't like the smell but then it grew on me. I got about 3 uses out of this sample and it was very moisturizing. I probably would purchase a full size.

Dr Jart BB Dis-a-Pore Beauty Balm- I couldn't really tell much from this little foil sample but it seemed to be pretty good quality. Not sure if I'd purchase a full size. 

Wet n Wild Makeup Remover Wipes - These were not any better than a cheap wet wipe. Took a lot of work to remove makeup. Luckily I got this package at the $1 store because I would not recommend

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes - These are soooo much better than Wet n Wild. I use these packets when traveling and they work perfect.

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xoxo Sarah Vega
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Monday, December 5, 2016

October & November 2016 empties

I used up a lot over the past 2 months... which is good because I own way too many products. Here is a quick review of everything...

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation (Porcelain 110)
The shade was too yellow for me and it was less coverage than what I like. I mixed this with other foundations to lighten them.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation (805 Ivory)
My go-to drugstore foundation. I'm very pale and it is super tough to find a shade light enough....this one works and doesn't oxidize on me. It is full coverage in just one layer and lasts all day on my combo skin. If you are looking for a new foundation, check this one out!

BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation (Light Olive)
Not a fan of this foundation. The color was way off and it had a weird liquid (oil?) that would separate in the bottle. At first it looked okay on my skin but after a little bit it looked like it was just sitting all cakey on my skin even though I used a buffing brush to apply.

Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder
My go-to powder! I have have been using this consistently for a couple years and have multiple backups in case it gets discontinued. This powder really keeps me matte all day and works great for setting undereye concealer.

Essence Forget It 3-in-1 Concealer  *discontinued*
I'm pretty sure this concealer wheel is discontinued which makes me sad :( The pink shade was great under my eyes and the green worked great on red acne spots. The skin tone shade was too dark so I didn't use it too often.

Good for everyday. Nothing outstanding. The brush provided good separation which I liked. I didn't notice smudging or flaking. 

I really liked this mascara and I actually bought it in full size. The brush really does a good job curling your lashes. Plus the packaging is cute ;)

Just average. It was almost dried out when I got it but overall I'm not a big fan of mascara primers.

Can't go wrong with this eyeliner. It is great to use on the lower lash line. I like that it comes in several colors.

Nyx Cream Eyeshadow (18 Silver) *discontinued*
I am sad this is discontinued this as I love a silver lid for an eye look. I hardly hear anyone talk about these but I had these in a couple different colors. 

Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick (X202 Forever Burgundy)*reformulated*
Before I discovered Besame Cosmetics, this Avon lipstick (which has now been reformulated) was my go-to red lipstick. There's actually still some left in the tube but it's old and a mess so it was time for it to go.

I love love love this lip primer. I mainly used it when wear red lipstick since that color is usually high maintenance. This primer worked great to keep the lipstick on longer and not feather. I have this in the full size which is almost used up also. 

Bare Minerals Multi-Wrinkle Repair
Didn't notice anything special besides that it was moisturizing.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
This was my second bottle which I went through both pretty quickly. I like this Simple one but you get double the amount in the Garnier bottle so that is probably what I'll buy from here on out.

Biore Self Heating One Minute Charcoal Mask
Exactly what it claims.....a heat mask. It is actually a really cool feeling. I got two uses out of one pouch (4 pouches in box). My face felt very clean after.

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads
I have been using these ever since I started wearing makeup so I've gone through tons of these containers. I will forever use these and I highly recommend them for removing eye makeup.

Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads
I was impressed by these little guys. The pad is fully drenched in remover. It worked on removing both normal polish and thick layer of glitter.

Up & UP Pomegranate Hand Restore Dish Soap
Cleaning your makeup brushes is very important. This soap works well to cut the grease from cream it smells good.

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer
I don't know about you but I hate the feeling of rubbing lotion into my skin.....that is why this spray kind is great! You just spray it on then rub it in which I like a lot better because it is thin and not goopy like traditional lotion. I don't spray tan anymore but this is great to moisturize in the days after a tan to maintain it.

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
Spray deodorant is a new concept for me. This one was just okay. I tired it by itself then layered it with a normal stick deo which did work better.

TreSemme Tres Two Extra Hold Aerosol Hairspray
A great hairspray and perfect for traveling. I have purchased several of these over the years.

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xoxo Sarah Vega
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons

Thanks to Influenster, I recently tried out the Bite Beauty matte creme lip crayons and they are amazing! These last all day while being comfortable and moisturizing. 💋💄 Red Velvet is my favorite of the 3

Other great features:
  • Cruelty-free
  • Natural ingrediants
  • Smell like oranges
  • Built in sharpener

*NOTE* I received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review but all opinions are 100% my own

xoxo Sarah Vega
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers mascara review

I received this Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers mascara from Influenster. I immediately tried it out as I love mascara.

Product claims "Discover 400% more volume and get the look of long, dark, amplified lashes with Super Sizer Fibers Mascara. Our specialized formula contains built-in fibers for the ultimate false-lash extension effect."

Pros: The brush is made in a way that really separates your lashes....yay for no clumping!! The formula lasts all day and doesn't smear or flake.
Cons: I didn't notice as much volume as I can get with my holy grail mascara (Jordana best lash extreme). I also didn't notice a fiber effect....the formula seems just like an ordinary mascara.

Conclusion: I do like this mascara but I'm not sure if I will purchase another tube. It is great for an everyday "errand running" look.

*NOTE* the "after" below is one coat

Left: before     Right: after
xoxo Sarah Vega
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Influenster Bloom Vox Box

I was so excited when I received the email from Influenster saying that I was selected for the Bloom Vox Box. A week later I received the box complimentary to test and review the 6 products. All opinions are my own.
 As you can see there is a nice variety of products included in this box....

6 products in the Bloom Vox Box
Sunbelt Bakery Oats & Honey Granola Bar
This was good but not the best. It tasted freshly made but was a little on the plain side. It would be great for on-the-go.

Secret Outlast Xtend Deodorant
Secret always has great deodorants. This one being part of their outlast line, didn't disappoint because it does last all day.

Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads
Love these!! They remove polish with very little effort. I did test these with the hardest off all glitter polish and they were just okay... either way you need straight acetone to remove that particular polish. I will be buying a full size of these because they will be great for traveling.

Sinful Colors nail polish is shade
This is one of those shades where you have to layer over a opaque polish because just by itself it is clear with blue glitter. I have to say it was clumpy. I tried to do as thin of a layer as possible but it still looked like a mess. I will try it again to try to make it work.

Nuxe Oil
My favorite product in the box! It really helped my dry hands and on my hair it made it less frizzy. I'm a little scared to try on the face in case it might break me out.

Not Your Mothers Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter
I am very hair-styling challenged but I'm working to change that. I noticed this product worked best applying to wet hair then blow drying. It did give some lift and volume for a few hours.

xoxo Sarah Vega
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I'm back!!

Wow it has been a lonnnng time since I've blogged. 3 years ago on January 24, 2013 as a matter of fact. Sooo much has happened since then.... high school and college graduation, new niece and nephew, advancement in my modeling career, wasted too much time on douchebag guys, started a new business, and the list goes on! 

I'm so excited to be back to blogging. At the new year I made a few goals for myself and this was high up on my to-do list. I can't wait to hit the ground running with this blog. I plan to post....

  • Modeling work- photo shoots and fashion shows
  • Makeup reviews -  I love trying new produts because lets face it I have a makeup addiction ;)
  • Product reviews - The first one is going to be pretty awesome!!
  • Travel adventures - I hopped on a plane for the first time in 2015 to go to California so we will see where 2016 takes me
  • Misc life shenanigans - My life is crazy. I will repeat, crazy. 

xoxo Sarah Vega
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Very neat article about my pinup career

Today I came home to a link in my email to a very nice article about my pinup career

Sarah Vega The Audrey Hepburn of Springfield Missouri

Sarah Vega by Meadows Images (7)
by Sad Man’s Tongue. Photos by Meadows Images

Sarah Vega, The Audrey Hepburn of Springfield Missouri, may or may not be as such to some of you, but she sure is that way to us. At least in the way she can carry herself when showing of her vintage look from the 1950′s. This elegance and poise she seems to have is brought out in an elegant force by photographer Marshall Meadows of Meadows Images.

Sarah has only been modelling since 2009 and as an aspiring model she is already starting to rack up the credits. Those credits include numerable fashion shows, photo shoots, print magazines, and even a television appearance on Paul Fisher’s show called Remodeled on the CW channel.

Sarah was clearly born in the wrong era and thank God. We need someone to brighten up this era and keep the vintage style of the 1950s alive and vibrant. Her love of Burlesque, Cheesecake, Classic Hollywood, Glamor, High Fashion, and Rockabilly genres was sparked when she met an Elvis impersonator, Dean Z, and his Pin Up model wife. The rest we shall say is history, but early history as we believe this young Pin Up is only a senior in high school believe it or not.

We definitely need to get an interview and see if the “Audrey Hepburn of Springfield” can cook. Perhaps a 1950s recipe dressed in the style for our series “Cooking With A Pin Up.” For now I think the Black Kat Boppers’ “Hey Young Girl” is a fitting song to view the photos with.

xoxo Sarah Vega
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