Our BeautyCon Experience

As we sit here going through BeautyCon pictures, all I can think of is how sore my feet were the morning after! Before I get to that though I should probably start at the beginning, I consider myself fairly new when it comes to the world of makeup obsession. One thing I do love is YouTube and watching my favorite YouTubers before bed. So, when Fleur de Force mentioned that she was going to be in Dallas (only 2 hours away) for BeautyCon I knew I had to do my research. For those of you still in the dark BeautyCon is a beauty convention where different makeup brands and popular YouTube personalities come together to interact with fans and talk about all things beauty. Hilda, who is anything but new to makeup, was down of course. We decided on the Pro tickets, which seemed like a happy medium between general admission and platinum tickets. Our tickets included not only early entrance to the event, but also guaranteed a swag bag and a free t-shirt. We counted down the days until the day of BeautyCon finally arrived.

We invited our cousin, who brought along her 5 year old daughter and sister-in-law. Since we had purchased the PRO tickets we only had to stand in line for about twenty minutes before heading inside an hour earlier than the general admission crowd. We walked in expecting to see the place packed with different brands so we were a little disappointed that there were not as many booths as we hoped. Moving along we realized that there were only two actual makeup brands there, NYX and Tarte. Both great brands, but we definitely expected more. Luckily we are not easily deterred and almost instantly headed to pick up our free swag. This was perhaps my favorite moment of the day because as we stood in line Fleur de Force just happened to walk by and the fangirling ensued. Snapchat-6714566815270607922

That wasn’t the only sighting we had though! Imagine our surprise when we spotted Courtney Kerr just a few feet away from us. You may remember her from the Bravo reality show, Courtney Loves Dallas, or you may know her from her blog, thecourtneykerr.com. She was super sweet and not to mention gorgeous! IMG_20150314_112237

BeautyCon was filled with a whole lot of goodies and we might have gone a little overboard with the freebies. One of our first stops was QVC where we received a small box of beauty samples among those was the WEN cleansing conditioner a potential favorite. Next, we were off to the Birchbox booth where we met Mac Daddy and after standing in only three very long lines we also had a chance to customize our own little Birchbox full of goodies. After not so careful consideration we would have to say that our favorite part of the trip would have to be the amazing deals we snagged at the Tarte booth. We managed to get our hands on some cult favorites like Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and a Limited Edition Tarte eye shadow palette! All in all we enjoyed our time at BeautyCon Dallas, and we would love to hear from any of you that have attended any BeautyCon events recently and how your experience compared.

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Drugstore Must Haves

We, like most girls, suffer from having high end taste with a drugstore budget. With that in mind we wanted to share a few products that we can’t seem to live without these days.

1. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

This is a product that both of us seem to use on the daily. Our obsession began a little after the BB cream craze began, and although we have tried a few others it seems that we always find our way back to this particular product. This is a BB cream that fulfills all of it’s promises. This light to medium coverage gives you the perfect base for the rest of your morning routine. Pictured below is the Garnier BB cream in oil-free.

2. Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color

One of my favorite ways to start the week is with a fresh coat of nail polish. So I am always on the lookout for my next favorite. The Wet n Wild polishes are no disappointment. These fun shades are long lasting, vibrant, and go on smoothly all for a reasonable price. Which make them a win in my book! Pictured below are the colors Disturbia and Wet Cement

3. La Roche Posay Effaclar Gel Medicated Cleanser

Almost everyone is prone to have the occasional zit or three pop up every now and then, and we are no exception to the rule. We try to prevent this by washing our face daily, and this cleanser has been our latest plan of action. The medicated gel formula has salicylic acid that helps prevent or reduce breakouts. This formula also works great on our oily skin, and as an added bonus they are both paraben and fragrance free.

4. Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream

I not so silently suffer from small, red, and rough bumps on my upper arms otherwise known as Keratosis Pilaris or KP. They are not overly noticeable, but enough to make me self-conscious. Enter Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream. This product has significantly improved the appearance of my arms this winter. Although, it hasn’t made the problem completely disappear I still find that for the price it’s a great alternative to pricey prescription medicine that for some of us (ahem, me) proves a bit difficult to invest in.

5. Maybelline Lip Whispers

I’ve been finding myself reaching for this particular lip product every single morning for some time now. It delivers a healthy dose of color without the heavier feeling of a lipstick, and is incredibly moisturizing on my lips. The Maybelline Lip Whispers collection also has a wide range of colors to choose from, pictured below are the colors Made-it Mauve and Lust for Blush.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, La Roche Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin, Wet N Wild Nail Color in Disturbia and Wet Cement, Maybelline Lip Whispers in Made-it Mauve and Lust for Blush.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, La Roche Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin, Wet N Wild Nail Color in Disturbia and Wet Cement, Maybelline Lip Whispers in Made-it Mauve and Lust for Blush.

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We’re Hilda and Imelda, two beauty, fashion, and TV addicted sisters. On Sunday Afternoon is where we come fill you in on all of the above, while also giving you snippets of the (crazy) journey called life. Even though many have described us as annoyingly inseparable, we do live very separate lives. An eight-year age gap has left one of us a college sophomore (Imelda), and the other (Hilda) embarking on a new career. So sit back, read, and enjoy!

-on sunday afternoon