Ashley Riley Beauty: Makeup, Beauty and Style

April 25, 2017

Milani Make It Last Makeup Setting Spray | Drugstore Dupe?

Milani Make It Last Makeup Setting Spray | Drugstore Dupe?

Sometimes you come across a drugstore makeup product that everyone starts claiming is a dupe to a product from a high end brand, and you think, could this be true?  At an affordable $10 for 2.03 ounces, the Milani Make It Last Makeup Setting Spray was rumored to rival Smashbox Primer Water and MAC Fix+, both high end sprays that will run you almost $30 a bottle.  

I'm always one that's up for testing a potential drugstore dupe, but this spray was by no means easy to get my hands on.  It was sold out at every drugstore I visited and I sat through two restocks on Milani's website before I snagged one.  Now I wish I had grabbed at least two or three bottles!

Check out the tutorial to see my full review and find out whether or not I actually think it's one of the best drugstore setting sprays on the market.

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April 18, 2017

NEWBORN BABY CLOTHING HAUL! | Carter's, Old Navy & More!

NEWBORN BABY CLOTHING HAUL! | Carter's, Old Navy & More!

The very first item we purchased after learning that we were having a baby boy was an adorable Batman onesie.  It was about an hour after my 20-week ultrasound appointment and we had stopped at Target to grab something for dinner.  While I had thought for sure I'd be browsing the racks of cuteness-overload in the little girls' section, trying to decide between which infant flower dress I wanted more, I was still in a state of shock that I'd be spending the next months picking out overalls and shirts with cars on them.

After the initial shock, I set out to find little boys clothes that I actually liked.  I do not favor anything with cartoon characters or childish drawings, and have instead gravitated towards the "little vintage man" types of clothing.  This included suspenders, henleys, rough button-downs, bow-ties, and anything with a nautical or "vintage" look to it.  

This newborn baby clothing haul includes all of the clothes we have purchased ourselves.  We have thankfully received many, many secondhand clothes; if I were to go through them all it would be an hour long video!

I hope you enjoy my picks!  Leave in the comments your favorite places to shop for baby.


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April 17, 2017

Top 5 Best DIY Natural Skincare Remedies

Top 5 Best DIY Natural Skincare Remedies
 
 
While there are plenty of easy to purchase products on the market for skincare, often using the most natural ingredients will work just as well, if not better, on your skin.  Women have created and tried recipes for millennia to smooth, soften and perfect their skin, and many of the same food ingredients have been found to consistently work wonders.

These do-it-yourself natural skincare remedies are made with simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen, and allows you to create products at a fraction of the cost of purchasing in-store. 


Cellulite Be Gone

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:
1. Combine both ingredients in a bowl and microwave to warm for 10 seconds.
2. Standing over an easy to clean surface (I recommend placing either newspaper or paper towels beneath you) place as much of the mixture as you can over cellulite spots and wrap in plastic wrap.
3. Remove plastic wrap after 20 minutes and gently wipe mixture off your skin.
4. Repeat 2-3 times per week for 8 weeks for best results.

Puffy Eyes No More

Ingredients:
1 large egg white
1 tsp. Witch Hazel

Directions:
 1. Separate egg white from egg yolk and discard the yolk.
2. Beat egg white in a small bowl until stiff.
3. Add witch hazel to the egg and mix well.
4. Using a small makeup brush apply the mixture to puffiness around eyes.
5. Let application sit for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Bright and White Smile

Ingredients:
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
1. Mash the strawberry and baking soda in a small bowl.
2. Using fingers apply the mixture to your teeth.
3. Allow for it to sit for 5 minutes, rinse, and then brush as usual.

Face Exfoliant

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. white sugar
2 tbsp. coconut oil
2 strawberries, mashed

Directions:
 1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. Using fingers gently apply exfoliant to face, massaging skin in small circular motions.
3. Rinse face with warm water.
4. Repeat 1-2 times per week or as needed.

Dry Skin Mask

Ingredients:
1/2 ripe avocado, mashed
1/4 cup honey

Directions:
1. Combine and mix the avocado and honey in a bowl and mix well.
2. Using fingers apply mixture to your face and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse face with warm water, a gentle face wash, and washcloth. 
4. Repeat once per week.

Let me know in the comments down below your experiences with any of these time-tested beauty recipes, and don't forget to share any tips and tricks!

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April 11, 2017

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Highlighters Swatches & Review

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Highlighters Swatches & Review

I knew immediately upon seeing a picture on Pinterest of the three Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Highlighters that I absolutely had to have them.  The packaging was Instagram-worthy cuteness and the highlighter shades looked stunning.  And for only $7.00 each at Ulta, it was a no brainer that I was destined to purchase all three.

One of the very first videos I ever filmed for YouTube almost a year ago was a review and swatches video of the three Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters, which I still love and use to this day.  Makeup Revolution makes great high quality makeup at drugstore prices.  My next venture into their brand will be to try their lip products, as their rose gold lipsticks and salvation velvet lip lacquers are calling my name, as well as their gorgeous metal makeup brushes.

Check out the tutorial below for my complete review of all three Blushing Hearts highlighters, where I give you my completely honest review and swatches of all shades.
Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Highlighters Swatches & Review



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