Recent Beauty Haul

Happy first day of summer loves!!

I don’t know how the weather is over where you guys are but, it’s only 11am here in LA and already the sun is blaring down at us!

To kick off the summer spirit, I’ve got 2 honorable mentions of my beauty purchases that I’ve been loving lately!

I’ve been on the hunt for L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and had the hardest time finding it. I went to Target and found out they sold out within the second day! Then went to Ulta and it still wasn’t delivered to them so last idea I had was to order it online. I did find it online on Amazon but it shouldn’t ship until another 2 weeks!

I plan to try it out for a few weeks and will post a review on my blog, so I won’t talk more about this till then!

As I was at Ulta looking for my mascara, I came across the Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar. I feel like this is a great dupe for the Lush Coalface for half the price. It’s even got a peppermint scent to it. So it feels great after a long day while your face is feeling refreshed.

 

Dollar Store Beauty Haul

Happy Wednesday loves!

Hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the summer!

I’ve recently been working at a few different Dollar Trees and have been finding some good drugstore brands there! (Probably the only pro about working inventory and seeing other Dollar Trees)

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At Dollar Tree, I found a few Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigments so of course I grabbed it! Honestly, my local Dollar Tree doesn’t have many product options, so when I see more products in other stores, I’ll definitely go for it.

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40 Improper Copper, 5 Never Fade Jade, and 60 Buff & Tuff.

Out of the 3, my favorites are Improper Copper and Never Fade Jade. Buff & Tuff is more of a sparkly champagne that doesn’t really come out strong.

So at the .99 cent cent only store, there’s a section of makeup products that aren’t .99 cents but under $1.99. I found a few Julie G nail polishes that are only sold at Rite Aid. These gems are 0.99 cents and I purchased 3! Just for now at least lol

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Elegant Edge, Dance in the Dark, and Passion

Have you guys found anything special at your local dollar stores?! 🙂

 

 

 

Massive CVS Beauty Haul

Hey Loves,

I hope everyone is doing great in this winter-ish weather. Brr it’s been freezing lately!

I went to CVS Pharmacy a few days back and I think I may have done quite some damage. haha :p

They have this end of the year sale on clearance, ranging from 25%, 50% or 75% off some beauty products. Every store varies, so I would check out a few of them.

They also had a sale where if you buy $20 worth of makeup from ANY Rimmel,  Maybelline,Physicians Formula and  CoverGirl Face, Eyes or Outlast Nail.

When you buy $10 or more on Revlon, you get $4 back in ExtraCare bucks.

Let’s just say I took advantage of everything that I liked!

cvs haul

The Essence of Beauty cleansing sponges were 75% off while the original price was $4.79 and I only paid $1.19 so I bought 2.

cleaning sponges

Some of the Covergirl Outlast Nail glosses were 50% which isn’t a bad deal. I got “Out of the Blue 295” and “Always Autumn 260”. Both are pretty colors and they last long! They were originally $5.99 and I only paid $2.99.

cg nail glosses

I then got the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in “Lime Green Flame 315” and the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in “Lime Light 310”. I had a coupon that was $4.50 off 2 CoverGirl Eyes. You could find the same coupon in a few magazines. The total of those together with the coupon was $7.98. Not bad at all!

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Then there was the Maybelline Limited Edition Shimmer Blush in ” 110 Plum Shimmer. I paid $8.99 for this one. It’s price was pretty steep but then again I do enjoy these limited edition products.

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So because I had bought over $20 worth of Maybelline and CoverGirl, I got to choose a free tote bag. It was either between a black tote with big white polka dots or a black tote with leopard print. When I first saw this in the ad, I thought it was a cheap small tote, but when I saw it in person I knew I’d love it. This is what I picked.

free tote bag

Lastly I had to get a new foundation since the one I had didn’t do its job, so I got the Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in the shade “320 True Beige”. I paid $12.99 for it but I did get $4 dollars back so yaay!

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I’d say this is was an eventful week for CVS and their deals! 🙂 I honestly can’t wait till I look at the other CVS stores and see their variety!

Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara

Hey Lovies!

Influenster and Rimmel were kind enough to send me a complimentary Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara that was in my Rose VoxBox. This comes into stores November 2013!

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Here are a few pictures showing how the wand but the photos don’t do it justice at all! lol

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It’s an hourglass shaped wand where the middle is thinner.

I  only have two cons I have with this is that

1. when you take out the wand, there’s so much excess mascara.

2. It’s really hard to apply the mascara on the bottom lashes.  I feel like the wand is really big that I might poke my eye with it especially if you have long bottom  lashes.

Grrr.

But other than that, I love it! It gives an illusion that your eyes have a wide look (which is great for me since I have small eyes). *Forgive my blah eyebrows*

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As you can tell, there’s quite a difference when I’m not wearing the mascara and when I am.

*TIPS*

-Tightline your eyes before you apply the mascara

-Use an eyelash curler before you apply the mascara

-If you can find it, buy an eyelash guard where you can place it on your eye as you apply the mascara so you don’t get any excess on your lids.

I wanted to try a makeup look with the mascara so I tried this out!

It’s the WetnWild 2013 Holiday Limited Edition “No Neutral Ground”.

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What do you guys think? 🙂

40 beauty questions tag

Hey loves!

I found this 40 beauty questions tag from http://myclosetnbeautyfinds.wordpress.com and It looked fun so here it goes! (Btw check out her site, its awesome!) 🙂

Makeup:

1. What foundation do you use?

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform in 250 Pure Beige

2. What concealer do you use?

Benefit Erase Paste in Medium and Coastal Scents Eclipse Palette

3. Do you know your undertone color?

I believe it’s neutral.

4. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think they’re cute but I like it when they look more natural. (hint: the individual lashes are my favorite)

5. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yup, But I don’t listen to it especially if it was expensive.

6. What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline, Physicians Formula, Wet n Wild and Eyeko

7. Sephora or MAC?

More of a Sephora person especially if I have a gift card. haha but I do have Smolder Eyeliner from MAC.

8. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

Nope I dont like the idea of having to pay $35 for it.

9. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Beauty Blender, brushes, fingers, eyelash curler and a mascara guard

10. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes, NYX Eyeshadow  Base in skin tone and occasionally Maybelline Color Tattoos.

11.  What about for the face?

Nope. But I did get a sample of the Benefit That Gal.

12. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

Um I would say gold and bronze tones as well as fuchsia and green.

13.  Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both. Pencil: Smolder MAC and Liquid: Elf liquid liner.

14. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

A few times.

15. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I like them and use them but it’s a bit on the messy side.

16. Do you use mineral makeup?

I did for awhile. It was called Micabella

17. What is your favorite lipstick?

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in 102 Classy Nude.

18. How about lipgloss?

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rosepearl and Bordeaux.

19. What is your favorite blush to use?

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel.

20. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Oh Gosh, no.

21. Do you like drugstore makeup?

More like the word LOVE! 🙂

22. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)

I always heard about it but there’s none close to me. Sigh.

23. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I took my esthetics class if that counts. We spent a week learning about makeup and colors.

24. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I would hope not. unless you mean stabbing your eye and whatnot.

25. Name a makeup crime that you hate?

I have to say 2 makeup crimes on this one:

a. too much lip gloss,

b. the raccoon eyes.

26. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eye shadow) or neutral ones?

Both. It depends on the mood. Day events are usually neutral tones but evening events are more colorful.

27. Which celebrity always has great make up?

Penelope Cruz because she does the cat eye perfectly and Nancy Ajram (an Arabic singer).

28.  If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?

Eyeliner.

29. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Ya I’ve done it quite a few times. Sometimes I’ll just have a bit of mascara on.

30. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I’m ok without it.

31. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

Hmmm..Maybelline!

SKINCARE:

32. How many times do you wash your face daily?

I try twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night.

33. What skin type do you have?

Normal to Dry Skin

34. What is your current facial wash?

TreSkinRX Prifying Cleanser

35. Do you exfoliate?

Yes!

36. What brand do you use?

For 2 weeks I’ve been using the TreSkinRX  EX3   and other times I use Bioelements Measured Micrograins.

37. What moisturizer do you use?

TreSkinRX Triple Defense Day Moisturizer with SPF 15.

38. Do you have freckles?

Nope, but I do have a few beauty marks.

39. Do you use eye cream?

I should but I haven’t found the right one.

40. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Yes in my high school years.

41. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

Nope, I never believed in it to be honest.

Those are all the questions! I tag everyone and anyone who would like to do this. Don’t be shy to comment! 🙂

Daily Makeup Routine

Everyone has a special routine when they put their makeup on. I’m pretty simple when it comes to my daily makeup routine. I usually use:

For the Eyes:

Milani Liquid Eye in 01 Black: Tightline and waterline

or

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder: Tightline and waterline

Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara

Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

RIMMEL ScandalEyes waterproof Kohl in 004 Taupe: I use it for the waterline

Benefit Erase Paste in Medium: I use it as a concealer and under eye brightener

Fixline Eyeliner Gel in Brown

A matte brown eyeshadow that I use for my eyebrows with an angled brush

eyes products

The Face:

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform Foundation in 250 Pure Beige

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel

face products

And for the Lips

I use the eos lip balm in lemon drop along with Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm

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