Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sale Alert - Nyx on Hautelook Fri 4/4

Nyx Cosmetics are being featured on tomorrow, April 4th.  I've personally gotten some really great deals on Nyx products on in past sales.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July Ipsy Bag

I received my July Ipsy bag today.  This month's theme is "Beach Beauty".
Items received were:
HealthySexyHair's Soy Renewal Beach Spray (1.7 fl oz)- it's a conditioning texturizing spray that will give you beachy waves when used on freshly washed hair

Coola's Mineral Sunscreen spf20 for face (.23 fl oz)

Nailtini's Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai - a bright orange nail polish (.15 fl oz)

Pop Beauty's Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt (3 g - full size crayon)

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eye Shadows Sample - three beautiful colors from the Hollywood (purple shadow), San Francisco (bronze shadow) and Malibu (gold shadow) pallets.

The pink plastic see through makeup bag is also perfect to throw in you beach or pool bag.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

10 Beauty Items under $10

I buy 80% of my makeup from drugstores.  There are so many affordable quality products out there that I decided to share some of my favorite drugstore products under $10.   This list is just the tip of the iceberg for me but it's a list of my current top 10.  

CVS Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover - $5.79
-good for contact lens wearers
-removes waterproof mascara in a snap

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Foundation Primer - $8.49
-use before applying your foundation
-provides a smooth foundation application
-is also great for oily/combination skin

Jordana Incolor Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner - $2.99
-precision felt-tip
-comes in black and brown
-easy smooth application

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer Stick - $8.99
 -provides great coverage without being too heavy
-easy application, glides on smooth, no tugging

Revlon Lip Butters - $7.99
-very moisturizing
-good pigmentation
-good color selection

NYX Slim  Lip Pencils - $3.99
-smooth application, pencils are creamy and do not tug during application
-long wearing color, no feathering or bleeding
-huge color selection, 60 shades available through their website

L'oreal  Power Voluminous Volume 24HR Mascara in Black Smoke - $8.99
-good for contact lens wearers, does not flake
-no clumping, good lash definition
-long lasting volume

Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation-$9.99
-great color selection
-medium to full coverage without feeling heavy on the skin
-great for oily/combination skin
-long lasting

Milani Baked Blush - $6.99
-very pigmented and easy to blend
-good color selection

Milani Color Statement Lipstick - $5.49
-great color/finish selection
-very pigmented
-pleasant fruity smell

Monday, June 24, 2013

In My Opinion...Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer

I was finally able to get my hands on the new Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers over the weekend. I found the new display at my local Walgreen's.  I decided to only get one of the glosses and I chose #300-Out of this World.  The lacquers are very pigmented and have more of a satiny finish to them than Rimmel's Stay Glossy Lip Glosses.  If you are sensitive to smells, the gloss is scented, it's not totally unpleasant but I would have preferred them to be unscented.  The lacquers hold up pretty well, I've gone about 5 hours without needing a touch up.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bath & Body Works Haul

Bath & Body Works' big sale started this week.  I decided to stock up on some of my favorites.  I'm thinking that there will be a part two to this haul because I got a lot of great stuff at 50% and 75% off.

June Ipsy Bag

June Ipsy Bag & Contents

This month my bag included:
Psssst! Dry Shampoo
Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in purple
J Cat Beauty Cream pallet
NYX Cream Blush in orange
Star Looks lip liner in twisted pink

UPDATE:  So I just looked up the J Cat Beauty pallet on Ipsy's website and found out that it's not meant for use in the eye area.  I really wasn't thrilled with receiving the glittery cream "shadows" but figured maybe I could use it for a night out.  Now, it's going to the back of the drawer and maybe I'll pull it out for Halloween face painting (if I remember it by then).  I'm really disappointed with that product selection.  I would have preferred to received the Chella highlighter pencil instead.