Makeup By Amy Perrone

Just having fun with makeup!

Thursday Thoughts: Hailicare Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum — August 22, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Hailicare Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum


Hey, guys! My beautiful Momma and her husband got me this Hailicare Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum for Christmas and I decided to finally share my thoughts on it with you.

The are a few settings. First there’s five different levels of suction. I’d say start out with the lowest setting because they do get pretty strong. I also adjust how strong it is depending on what part of my face it is. My chin for instance, I’m more likely to use a stronger setting.

There are also different colors of lights you can use. The red light is said to increase collagen production and skin elasticity. The green is for skin lightening effects. The blue is said to help with rough patches and oil production. I can’t say I’ve seen a difference in using the lights at all.

The biggest tip I have is to move slow. But also never stop moving or you’ll end up with hickey like marks. Also, keeps in mind you may actually see some breaking out in the days after using this. This is because essentially you’re bringing everything to the surface.

And now for the gross part! Are you ready?!?!?

You can see all of the excess oil and grossness this thing pulled out! Super disgusting, but also satisfying!

Overall, I love this. I only use it once a week, or more often when I feel like my skin needs a good detox.

And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — August 15, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Time to go through some of the things I’ve used up! I’ll also let you know whether I’d buy again, or leave it on the shelf!

DKNY Be Delicious Skin Hydrating Eau de Toilette Spray: I’m a little confused on how this works. Can’t say I noticed any hydrating effects, but it smells good.

Ardell Wispies: absolutely will buy again. A classic go to.

Exuviance Performance Peel AP25: just okay. I don’t know. Small difference, but not huge. However, I do have to say I didn’t have any reactions or over drying which can happen with this type of peel.

Garnier Skin Active Ultra Clean 3-in-1 with Charcoal: nice. Gentle enough for daily use. I like to try out new skincare constantly, though.

Smack Beauty Brighten Up! Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum with Hyaluronic Acid: really nice. I love the texture of the serums they make.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer Day/Night Mask: ehhhhh. Just okay. Nothing special.

5 Second Professional Nail Glue: really great for nail emergencies. And the tip doesn’t ever seem to be glued shut or dried out!

Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula: one of my all time favs!

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte 24HR Demi Matte Finish Foundation: beautiful. Will definitely be grabbing more.

AOA Studio Lashes in Natalia: super cute! And super cheap! Which is basically an almost impossible combination!

Ole Henriksen Transform Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer: very nice. Hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy.

Benefit Posie Balm: hmmm. Nice formula, but maybe not the color for me.

KISS Professional Acrylic Liquid: as I was learning this on my own, this came in handy, although I have been trying a few different brands, I don’t see much difference in them.

Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Exfoliating Firming Tea Mask: very nice! Really enjoyed this one!

Cinema Secrets Sugar Lip Scrub: the convenience of this is what excited me! Lived up to the hype.

Moroccan Oil Light Treatment: you probably already know I’m a huge fan of this stuff!

And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — August 8, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey, everyone! It’s time to go through all the products I’ve used up. I’ll also let you know whether if repurchase, or leave it on the shelf next time.

Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads: y’all know I love some good eye pads. So, just for that reason alone, I probably could resist picking up more.

Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil: to be fair, I only tried this in my hair. I think I have a fear of the oil not stinking into my skin and ruining my clothes. It was okay, but nothing I’d be in a rush to get again. I’ve certainly used other hair oils I enjoyed more.

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Masks: I don’t know why I even try. I’ve yet to find a lip mask that did anything at all.

Joan Vass L’eau de Opale: smells nice. But I prefer something a little spicier.

Oribe Gold Envy Luminous Face Mask: I love Oribe hair products. This was surprisingly nice, too. I’d probably try it again.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color: this is fantastic! It somehow works on multiple colors of brows! Such a great thing to have in your kit.

L’Oréal Revitalift Moisturizer: I sadly wasn’t at all surprised on how underwhelming this product was.

Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask and Exfoliant: I liked how gentle I found this particular mud mask. Probably good for those of you with sensitive skin.

Lancôme Mon Sieur Big Mascara: I love love love this mascara. Ultimate drama in a tube.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: even though I love most eye gels and pads, these are by far my favorite. No question.

Yichen Acrylic Liquid: since I’ve been teaching myself, this little jug has definitely come in handy.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution: Super effective. Just be careful if you’re at all sensitive.

Derma E Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid: I want to buy this by the gallon! I use it between layers of makeup actually. To prep beforehand, after cream products, and again after powder products. Leaves my skin looking fresh and somehow like I’m wearing less makeup.

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser: nice. But that’s it. Nothing spectacular.

Native Coconut and Vanilla Deodorant: I have tried and tried this whole natural deodorant thing, and maybe it just isn’t for me.

Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette: I do enjoy this smell. I haven’t yet looked into the price tag, but I definitely will be.

Harvey Prince Yogini: smells nice, but not in a rush to get more. Just okay.

And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — July 18, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Time to come see everything I’ve used up and whether I would buy it again or leave it on the shelf!

Phyto Lightweight Hydrating Oil Leave-In: while this may be an okay product, it really just wasn’t enough for my thick hair.

Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full-Coverage Concealer in Vanilla Latte: this is one of my absolute favorite concealers by far. Great coverage, but doesn’t feel too heavy or crease. It’s fantastic.

Duo Brush-On Adhesive with Vitamins: while this may be a more convenient application, I just can’t believe it’s very sanitary.

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat: I love this stuff. Really holds up.

AOA Studio Perfect Setting Powder: while it works, it has a slightly strange texture I honestly can’t get over.

Butcher Boy 100% Pure Refined Coconut Oil: well, I use this as makeup remover, but any coconut oil would honestly do.

Holika Holika Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel: this is the most disgusting and amazing product ever! Instant gratification. I love love love it!

Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion: this calms my frizz and creates super cute waves/curls in my thick hair.

Vasanti Eye Wonder 2.0 Super Powered Eye Cream: this is hydrating, but the older I get I’m looking for more in an eye cream.

KISS Professional Clear Acrylic Powder: it’s cheap and it works just fine.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: these feel amazing! Perfect after not enough sleep or too much wine!

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask: I really don’t know why I ever pick these up. I don’t think I’ve found any lip mask that actually works. If you know of one, please let me know!

English Laundry Pour Femme: smells so yummy and sweet!

Too Faced Hangover Rx 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray: while I live for a spray that can be used as both a setting and primer spray, this one wasn’t awesome enough to not continue to try new ones.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil: this was the perfect oil for my thick hair. Helped control frizz, but didn’t weigh my hair down.

And that’s all for now, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — July 11, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! It’s time to dig through my beauty trash and let you know if I’d buy the stuff all over again or leave it on the shelf!

Masque Bar Garnet Glitter Peel Off Mask: of only for the Instagram-worthy pics, yes I’d repurchase.

Exuviance Performance Peel AP25: I’m not sure I saw much of a difference after use, maybe a slight one. For that, I’d just leave them on the shelf and try something else.

Glamglow Mud to Foam Youth Cleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser: I wanted to love this. I mean it’s glam glow, how could you not? I also did live the green version of this. But this one? Hated it. Too harsh on my skin, and I’m super oily and not at all sensitive usually.

Smack Beauty Save My Skin Firming Collagen Cream: this was nice. Nothing special, though. I’d probably just grab something else to try and leave this one behind.

Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Creme: this is great stuff. The only reason I’d leave it behind now, is I’m really trying not to use heat in my hair much these days.

Twinkle Eyebrow Razor: I used to be obsessed with these. But since I’ve tried the dermaplaner from Stacked Skincare, these would definitely stay on the shelf.

Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay: there is nothing else that can even closely compare to this stuff. Of course I’d buy it again!

Ahava Time to Clear Refreshing Cleansing Gel: I lovvvved the way this made my skin feel. Clean, but not at all stripped. A really great option for oily skin.

Cinema Secrets Volcanic Lip Scrub: if this applied from the tube, sure. But I found it wanting to break off, almost like it’s a softened lipstick. So pretty much defeats the purpose.

Deciem The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil: very nice. I’m a huge fan of Deciem anyway, so this one is a no brainer.

AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer: listen. This is awesome. And. I. Only. Paid. One. Dollar. For. It. Definitely getting several more!

Chanel No. 5 Eau de Toilette: I mean, come on. This is what everyone should smell like.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Blush in Romantica: this is the perfect no blush-blush look for me. A little color without looking like I applied anything.

Pixi Glow Tonic to Go Exfoliating Toner Pad: even after one use, I feel like my skin looked different. I think I’ll continue to purchase.

Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Unicorn Anti-Imperfection Sheet Mask: I meannnnn…. it’s cute for Instagram posts. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Soo’AE V Line Chin Up Mask: I wanted to love this. But I think I preferred the Dr. Jart one, to be honest. Not enough of even a temporary difference with this one.

Equate Night-Time Soothing Makeup Remover Towelettes: y’all know I’m not really a fan of makeup wipes. But sometimes in a pinch or after a long night )or when I’m being lazy tbh,) a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. These work okay got those times.

And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — July 4, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Time to go through all the stuff I’ve used up.

Ben Nye Pretty Pink Translucent Powder: this is really great as a brightening setting powder.

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Honey: one of my favorite brands of polish and one of my favorite colors!

Farsali Unicorn Essence Skin Enhancing Antioxidant Serum: ehhhhh. Not really worth the money for me.

Philip B Peppermint Avocado Shampoo: the Mint makes it the most refreshing shampoo I’ve ever used and the avocado leave my hair soft and moisturized.

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel: I’m not a huge gel person, but I used this a few times when I did my braids, and I like that it’s not as crunchy as other gels.

Revlon Precision Dark Lash Adhesive: I am not a huge fan of dark lash adhesive. This one was okay, but I won’t be in any hurry to get more.

LA Colors Color Craze Nail Polish with Hardeners in Sparkling Diamonds: this probably makes me sadder then it should, because it’s glitter!

Klorane Soothing and Anti-Irritating Gel Conditioner with Peony: this is a Conditioner for your scalp. It’s to be used when your scalp it irritated. I like using it after bleaching or coloring my hair.

Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Shanpoo: I’m not sure this was actually reparative, but it smells wonderful- like green apples!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Totally Teal: for what I paid for this (a dollar I think) the pigmentation was ah-mazing!

Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Brûlée: for the longest this was my go to brow bone highlighter. It was awesome!

Kiss Brush On Gel Nail Kit: while this worked well, the gel itself ran out far faster than the other products.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Skincare Sunday: DIY Egg White and Sugar Face Mask — June 16, 2019

Skincare Sunday: DIY Egg White and Sugar Face Mask


Hey guys! Bringing you a DIY egg white and sugar face mask today! (I know it’s basically meringue!)

Mix one egg white with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Do this in a ceramic or metal container or it will not whip properly. Whip it until stiff peaks form. Trust me, your arm will hurt!

Apply to a clean, dry face.

After 10-15 minutes, wash off.

The egg white helps pores appear smaller by tightening the skin. They are also high in protein which can help heal skin. It’s also a natural astringent, so can help with oily skin.

The sugar is a natural form of glycolic acid. This helps promote cell turnover, leaving behind glowing, younger looking skin.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Phlur — June 13, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Phlur


Hey guys! I’ve been seeing this thing called Phlur all over social media. I finally caved and bought a sampler set to test out. The picture above is what you get when you open the box.

When you flip that over, it cutely is written Prepared Just For Amy.

When you open that, you see another box, sealed with a foil sticker and a few papers.

The papers break down notes of the scents included, and how they wear throughout the hours you’re wearing them. I chose the scents in Moab, Siano and Greylocke.

After unsealing the foil sticker, you see the fragrances finally. Essentially, they are sample sizes you can typically get anywhere, or ones that are included in a lot of subscription beauty boxes.

Phlur costs $18. This will be applied asa credit if you decide to invest in a full size scent after trying.

Asa brand, they sell themselves as a very environmentally friendly company. The ingredients are responsibly sourced, their packaging is hugely recycled (they even use vegetable based paint!).

They are cruelty-free, and leaping bunny certified. They also donate more than 1% of their proceeds to environmental programs.

Overall, I’m fairly impressed. The fragrances themselves smell unlike any other. More mysterious, darker, almost peppery. I’ll definitely have trouble deciding which to pick up when I run out of these!

See y’all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — May 30, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Just a small little post about my empties today.

Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Wearable Styling Treatment: this product is kinda cool. It’s has some reparative qualities, and some styling properties! I’m all about dual use!

Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray: I should t have to say it again, but this is my favorite!

Verb Hydrating Shampoo: left my hair nice. Nothing spectacular.

Verb Hydrating Conditioner: again. Nice, nothing spectacular.

LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipstick in Till Midnight: beautiful color, but dried out on me.

Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Creme: I really love this formula. I use it for cream highlighting.

Dr. Jart + Black Label Detox Beauty Balm: nice for when I have a decent skin day.

Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Praline: the formula on tense is amazing. Super blendable and not at all chalky.

Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Caramel: again. Ah-mazing!

NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Colored Liquid Liner in Vivid Delight: love the color on this. Do wish it has been slightly more yellow toned orange versus red tones, but very pigmented.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Another Glambot — April 25, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Another Glambot


Hey guys! God I have soooo much crap. I’ve decided to do another Glambot sale. Here’s what I’ll be sending this time:

  • Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in Bright Red
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Amaretto
  • Jouer Cosmetics Creme Eyeshadow in Organza
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blossom
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Bloom
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Rose
  • Jouer Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow in Feather
  • The Balm Blush in Frat Boy
  • Violet Voss Silicone Sponge
  • Jouer Cosmetics Bronzer in Sunshine
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Toffee
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Amaretto
  • Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Honey
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Peach
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Caviar
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Caramel
  • Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Creme
  • Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Natural
  • Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Sand
  • Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint in Opal
  • Jouer Cosmetics Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon
  • Jouer Cosmetics Creme Eyeshadow in Feather
  • Jouer Cosmetics Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon
  • Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint in Blush
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Rose
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blossom
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Bloom
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Toffee
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Caviar
  • Jouer Cosmetics Mineral Powder in Perle d’Ivoire
  • Sephora Matte Perfection Powder Foundation in Deep Mocha

And that’s all y’all! I’ll check in again when I get my offer!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
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