FOTD // 2.14.2016

Hello! I am back from an anything but relaxing couple of weeks. After moving from Las Vegas to Seattle and figuring what’s going on in my end, I’m really to get back in the groove of blogging and YouTube videos! I have a lot of great changes coming my way and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got in store ❤

Proceeding with the post! I haven’t worn much makeup lately, but Valentine’s Day was a pretty on fleek day for my face.

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Sporting my favorite dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette (Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 3 Palette) and a combo of NYX’s Soft Matte Cream in Prague and KatVonD’s liquid lipstick in Outlaw. It was a gloriously soft look, but still dramatic enough for my date that night.
My favorite part was actually the highlighter I wore. I decided on ELF’s Baked Blush in Pinktastic, which was used both wet and dry. Here is a better picture of that:

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And yes, that’s my boo 💜
That was pretty much the soft look I used for Valentines Day. What did you wear this Sunday? Who did spend your day with? Let me know down in the comments while I leave this festive gem for you:

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x floral ish x

YouTube: floralish
Instagram: squeezy_squid

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FOTD // 01.23.2016

Oh mi gosh, I haven’t posted in a while! I’m back for a bit to at least update you guys ✌

Since I’m moving this week, my makeup is packed and I have little time to update my blog with the packing and finishing up at work. Crazy! Luckily, today I was able to try a bunch of new goodies I got from a spree on Wednesday! So here we are with my fotd~

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I recently got the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette, a great alternative for Urban Decays Naked 3. A full review of it will be up on my channel soon. I’m wearing it on the eyes just to try it out. It’s nice!
Another favorite of mine is a new Kiko Milano blush I got on sale for about $5. It is a totally perfect dupe for Nars Orgasm, but more pigmented and silky smooth.
Some other products I used were ColourPop’s liquid lippie in Kapow, ELF Flawless Finish Foundation, Nars Radiant Concealer in Custard, and NYX Micro Brow Pencil.
To finish this post off, here is one more *gLaMoRoUs* shot of the face :

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C’est fini! What makeup are you sporting today?

YouTube: floral ish
Instagram: @squeezy_squid

Making Brushes Squeaky Clean with… Shampoo?

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So, LUSH is pretty cool, right? I agree. As a Lushie for a living, I tend to collect and hoard a lot of products, even ones I don’t need. I bought Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar one day and… well… never used it. It just smelled delicious. I remained using my favorite shampoo; Fairly Traded Honey.

While talking to a lovely customer, she let me know that she also loved the smell of Jason and the Argan Oil,  but never used it for her hair. She then shared this tidbit with me… it was actually excellent for cleaning brushes *insert brain explosion noise*. It made perfect sense.

I got home and tried it as soon as I could. I simply put my shampoo bar in the reusable metal tin, swirled my brushes and… MAGIC. Tried it on my Beauty Blender… YAAAAS. It was incredible. No oil needed, no expensive brush cleaner (I’m looking at you Sigma), nothing. Just a shampoo and a tin.

Why does this work? Thanks for asking. Argan oil (which Lush ethically sources from Morocco) is a great oil. It’s incredibly moisture rich, especially for the hair. With this in mind, ALWAYS think of your brushes as a bunch of hair glued to a stick. The shampoo bar will cleanse the brushes by lifting and washing away the oil and dirt, just like in your hair. Why this shampoo bar? Because of that argan oil. It will help to soften and moisturize the bristles. Cool, right?

I put up a video on my channel all about it (including a demo):
Clean Brushes with Shampoo?!

Anywho! That’s all for now. How do you wash your brushes? Would you use this method?

xo floralish

Youtube: floral ish
Instagram: @squeezysquid

The Perfect Makeup for Travellers // Tip

Moving when you have such a large collection of makeup can be the absolute worst. What do I pack? What do I keep out? What will I need for an everyday look? What are some things I absolutely need…? Some serious questions here, guys.

That’s why I’m here to help a little bit! In a few weeks I will be moving in with my boyfriend in Seattle. I’ve decided to ship most of my makeup collection there and fly up there when I’m ready, but that means I need to set aside some makeup that I’ll like for the next couple weeks that will survive all of the moving around. So, what did I choose?

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Here’s all the goodies I chose! All of these (with the exception of my palette) fit beautifully in a travel friendly makeup bag. With that being said, let’s get to why I chose each product!

EYES

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First, the oh so heavenly Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It has a sturdy casing and a magnetic closure, great for worrying makeup mamas like me. It won’t unexpectedly pop open and get crushed when I’m travelling. Besides that, it has a great selection for everyday looks, including mattes and shimmers to fit my every mood.
As a base for all of my looks, I decided on the Maybelline 24 Hr Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Creamy Beige. Not only does it provide color, but it works nicely as a primer (think Mac’s Painterly Pot). Plus it is small and easy to store.
When I talk about essentials, its all about my Physician’s Formula Lash Boost Liquid Liner. As a cat-eye lover, I can’t not bring this with me. It creates such fluid lines and stays put all day long. I just had to.
Last is my mascara, which has been my favorite for years. It’s Maybelline’s Mega Plush Mascara, a good mascara for any day. With a layer you can get voluminous natural lashes, put a few more coats on and you have some seriously fake looking lashes (in the best way possible). I have always found this mascara travels nicely without changing the formula when I’m in the air.

FACE

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This part was easy. For my foundation I figured ELF’s Flawless Finish Foundation would work nicely. It’s become my favorite everyday foundation, leaving a nice satin finish to my skin and keeping me from looking cakey. It’s .67 fl oz and has a pump, so it makes for a great travelling buddy.
Concealers can be hard to decided on, but I opted to go with Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer in Neutralizer for underneath the eyes and a way to highlight. When paired with my beauty blender (I have to bring it!), it makes my complexion flawless!
Now we’re down to powders. For an all over finish, it has to be Essence’s All About Matte, a great oil mattifying powder for my oil slick ridden face. All of my other powders are loose powders, so this was an obvious choice.
Finally, the blush/contour/bronzer/highlight. I say that because this ELF palette has is all. You can pop colors out of these babies to make the perfect everyday palette. I took a shade from my ELF Blush Palette in Light and popped it into my ELF Contour Palette. Easy peasy and all in one!

LIPS

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I thought that my eyebrow product choice was not worth mentioning, so here is my lipstick choice. Wet n Wild’s lipstick in Bare It All will always be my go to. It’s a great everyday color for any look. Of course, I’m sure I’ll find a lipstick in my purse when I’m travelling and use that once in a while, but this is my first choice!

OK! That’s all! I know, I always have so much to say. I hope you guys still found this post helpful, I certainly would. What things do you usually bring when you travel. Try to tell me your top 3! Any who, that’s all I have for today. Have a good Wednesday 💟

Starry-eyed for Star Crushed Minerals Cosmetics // Review

I’m crazy stoked to be making this review for you guys! Although I am new to the indie cosmetics world, I’m still very passionate about the hard work and dedication that smaller cosmetic companies put into their products and pleasing their customers. Star Crushed Minerals is certainly no exception.

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I was first intrigued by Star Crushed Minerals (SCM) on Instagram (because where else do you find out about makeup?). The day after I followed them I decided I needed to order from them! I waited until the had 60% off the whole store, which is actually quite common for SCM to do. So, after several weeks of owning these cuties, I’m ready to tell you guys how they went for me! I’ll give brief individual reviews and overall ratings to give you guys all the need-to-knows about these products.

PACKAGING

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Packaging? It’s OK for being a sifter style. They certainly look cute in their clear packaging with their simple logo on the top. Upon first opening the little pots they come in, some were a little squeaky. They are very sturdy and keep the pigments inside when they’re sealed correctly. I must say that I do get a bit of product spilling out when I open it on some occasions. Nothing that I freak out over.

MATTE MINERAL EYESHADOWS

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(L to R- Juicy, Posh, Life is Peachy, Moss Green, Sky Blue)

First round of shadows (out of 12 or whatever)! I wanted to mention that these are without a base or primer underneath.

Juicy: OK, this is the only orangey-yellow that actually shows up on me. Crazy great pigmentation, great blending job, and doesn’t even need a white base underneath to show up!
Posh: A nice muted lavender shade. Sort of reminds me of a lighter version of ColourPop’s Bill shadow. Again, great pigmentation and blendability.
Life is Peachy: A veeery cute shade if you like truer pinks. This one isn’t very peachy in my opinion, but would make a great addition to a cute pink look.
Moss Green: A favorite! This shade does remind me of moss, but also of almost an army green shade. Makes a great smokey eye, with or without a base.
Sky Blue: A nice light blue shade, almost leaning on the periwinkle side. Good pigmentation, but could use a base. Reminds me of ColourPop’s liner in Prance.

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(L to R- Siren, Rose Paradise, Sublime, Amber Glow, White Lightening)

Siren– WOW. Such a beautiful bright teal shade. Remember how these aren’t over a base?! And actually quite wearable. Only complaint is that it slightly stains.
Rose Paradise– Again, great pigmentation! Beautiful magenta shade, great for cute pink smokey eyes. Like Siren, it slightly stains. Also a little hard to blend.
Sublime– Probably the most natural shade I’ve purchased. Great nude color, a muted pink shade. Great on it’s own or as a lid color.
Amber Glow– Kind of an interesting one. More of a orangey-brown shade. Think Anastasia Beverly Hill’s shadow in Morocco, but  lighter and more orange. Makes a great transition shade!
White Lightening– A true matte white. If you’re looking for Sugarpill’s shadow in Taco, this is a good alternative. Can be a bit patchy, but over a light base and it’s great.

SHIMMER MINERAL EYESHADOWS
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(Top R to Bottom R to Left- Jade Sunrise, Golden Peach, Olive Pink)

Jade Sunrise– One of my other favorite shades! I had to take two to show you how wonderful it is! It’s a subtle dusty purple shade with an almost minty green shift. This one blows my mind! It’s also great on its own.
Golden Peach– Another love! True peachy pink shade with a golden shift, great on its own or paired with neutrals. This and Jade Sunrise are my life!
Olive Pink– I’m sad to say I was not impressed by this one. Quite misleading. It’s more of a matte grey with golden flecks in it, but the gold is insanely subtle. I just use this to darken a look. Also tends to be patchy

GLITTER (AW YIS)
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First, let’s talk about the glitter adhesive. SCM sells their own if you want a mess free glitter adhesive. Above is my set up for putting on glitter. I use tape, drop a few drops of the adhesive on, dip a dense brush into the adhesive, then pick up a small amount of glitter and apply. It’s great for keeping the glitter in place. I don’t experience glitter all over my face by the end of the day nor does it let glitter fall in my eyes. Anyway, to the glitters!

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(L to R- Golden Ticket, Desert Dazzle, Mirage, Fallen Zombie)

Golden Ticket– I got this one for the holidays and was purrfect for all my holiday looks. A mix of several shades of gold and a touch of red, making this a beautiful glitter to layer over top several looks.
Desert Dazzle– Although I don’t use this one often, I still love it. It has larger pink and silver flecks with smaller dark pink bits. I looove how this one catches light. I’m gonna use this one for shiny party looks!
Mirage– GORGEOUS, DAMN. This one has a mix of teals and blues and silver with a pinch of red. This one is a show stopper!
Fallen Zombie– This one is complicated, but beautiful nonetheless. Over light bases, it just shines lavender and is kind of translucent (which can be annoying), but over a dark base and it’s magic! You see white, lavender, and mint. Makes for a great subtle glitter that is truly intriguing.

OK *phew*. That was a lot to take in. Just to show you guys what these look like on the eyes, here are some quick examples:
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These looks include SCM eye shadows ONLY, each look using at least 5 products.

OVERALL THOUGHTS

Packaging- 4/5
Tends to spill a bit of product out and can make annoying squeaky noises, but good over all and doesn’t turn my white desk into a SCM colored mess.
Color Selection- 5/5
     Everything you could imagine and more!
Blendibility– 4.5/5
Some shades are hard to blend, but that’s only a couple! More vibrant shades (like Rose Paradise) tend to be harder to blend out.
Pigmentation– 4.5/5
Most colors are CRAZY pigmented, some come out a little patchy. Overall, very pleased!
Comfort– 5/5
Even the chunkier glitter feel comfortable! So stinging or burning or anything.
Price– 5/5
They give you many size/price options, all being crazy affordable. I chose the smallest sizes of everything. And guess how much I spent on all of this? Around $25, that’s how much! Keep in mind this was during a 60% off the store sale, but they often have sales.

Overall
– 4.7/5

Although there are a couple things I don’t like about Star Crushed Minerals’shadows, their products are phenomenal. I will be 100% purchasing from them again! Next time I may try their mineral foundations or blushes… or just get more glitter because why not? A link will be provided below, make sure to take a peak. Hope you all found this lengthy review useful!

Star Crushed Minerals

//floral ish//

About the blogger

//Blogger on the other side of the screen//

Hey guys! As my first post here on my brand spankin’ new blog, I thought it would be fitting to put up a post that tells you guys a little bit about me.

What’s  my name? Who am I? Why did I start this blog?

Let’s start off with my name, I guess. I’m Bri, a 19 year old 4′ 11″ girl transitioning from Las Vegas to Seattle. Being a Lushie for a living, I believe in honesty, having a good time, and feeling luxurious without breaking the bank. I’m just some strange, socially awkward pink haired girl who has a horribly failed Youtube channel, but is on a quest to find alternate ways to still share her beauty knowledge. I thought starting a blog might be sorta fun. Also, this is me down here:

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What should you expect from my blog?

Being a crazily addicted to beauty, you’re going to expect beauty. Think of my blog majoring in makeup, minoring in lifestyle and fashion, and occasionally visiting a hair post or two. You might find a couple posts about myself, too. There will be swatches, reviews, pictorials, ootd and fotd, hacks, tips, and all that jazz. I’m aiming to post at least once or twice a week (but maybe less because I’m actually the worst). It’s honestly going to be a mess of a ride for you guys as I run this blog, a ride that is kind of unsteady and strangely amusing.

What else? Social media…?

If you guys ever need to contact me, feel free to…
Email me: floralvintagemuse@gmail.com
Follow me on the Gram: @squeezy_squid
Subscribe to my Youtube: floralish

That’s it… I think? Thanks for baring with me as I figure out what I’m doing with my life. I can’t wait to start posting for you guys!