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BareMinerals BAREPRO Concealer Review

Hi beauties! I recently received a complimentary bareMinerals BAREPRO concealer in the mail from Influenster! I was so excited to receive my first ever item from them and even more excited it was from bareMinerals since I already love the brand so much.I have to admit I was a little skeptical about this concealer at first, mostly because I have never tried a stick concealer before. But also because I’m very picky about my concealers, I hate concealers that cause creasing because I have a natural crease under my eyes already, I don’t want it so be accentuated by makeup. With a stick I didn’t think it would have the ability to not crease. I was extremely surprised when I first applied it, it was super creamy and applied so smooth. I wanted to see how it blended with both a damp beauty sponge and a brush and I found that it blended much better with the beauty sponge. I’ve used this concealer a few times since first receiving it and I can confidently say that it is long lasting, it says its 16-hour coverage but I definitely didn’t wear it for that long (because who has that kind of time). It also claims to be full coverage and I’m usually more into a medium coverage concealer which I felt like this was. I’m sure if you wanted it to be more full coverage you could build it up but I like that it didn’t go on cakey. This concealer has quickly become one of my new favorite concealers and I’m so happy I got the opportunity to test it out! BareMinerals also has a BAREPRO liquid and powder foundation so I’m going to try those out as well and see how they wear with the concealer. I definitely recommend this concealer if you’re looking for a new one and for reference I have the shade 04(light-neutral) and my skin is combination. If you guys have this concealer or plan to get it, let me know what you think!



**disclaimer: these products were sent to me for free by Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions belong to me(:

New York, New York

Hello my loves! It’s been awhile since my last blog post and I’ve honestly felt like I’ve been in such a rut in every aspect of my life recently but I can definitely feel myself coming out of it. If you follow my instagram you probably saw that I recently went on a little trip to New York City. Every time I go there something refuels me and makes me motivated and want to work harder. This might sound weird to some people but the city really just lifts me up when I’m down. Although I’m still struggling with some minor things in my life I really feel ready to get out of this rut and keep doing what I love. Here are a few highlights from my trip!

The first day we got there, there was a snow “storm.” If you’re from Buffalo like me, you’ll agree that this so called storm was nothing. But because of the snow we didn’t do too much the first day. BUT I finally got to try By CHLOE which is a vegan place and it was so good! I got the gauc burger and sweet potato fries and I honestly don’t know how I can wait till my next trip to the city to have it again. We also did a little walking around the Flatiron District!

We definitely got to do a lot more the second day. We had breakfast at our hotel which had an amazing view of Times Square. We decided to do the Top of the Rock, and although this was my second time doing it and I’ve never done the Empire State building I might be a little biased but I think if you’re going to New York and want to see a rooftop view, Top of the Rock is definitely the way to go. The view is amazing and it’s a great spot for pictures. For lunch we went to Pietro Nolita and the food was SO good and the atmosphere was so cute. The outside and inside is all pink and so adorable! We also did some shopping in Soho which I’ve never done before so I was very excited.

We went to the Brooklyn Bridge…well..for the pictures if were being honest. On our way there we went to the Milk + Cream Cereal Bar and it was to die for. I definitely recommend going if you’re in the city!

I think it’s safe to say after this trip I’m going to need to go to the gym much more frequently after all the food I ate. I hope this gave you some ideas of where to go during your next New York trip. If you have a favorite place to go or thing to do in the city leave me a comment so I can check it out next time I’m there!(ps you can find the details to all my outfits on my ‘Shop My Instagram‘ page.)