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.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Introducing the Disney Ariel Collection Exclusively at Sephora

I was making the rounds on YouTube this morning when I came across this video from Sephora.  They are releasing their Disney Ariel Collection online this month and in stores this August.

From what I can tell this collection will include an eye shadow pallet, lip glosses, nail polish, fragrance, and a mirror.