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? 🙂

The Rose Vox Box

Hi Lovelies! 🙂

I got the privilege to get the Rose VoxBox by Influenster. This VoxBox has lots of goodies in this one! I can’t wait to try them all out. Here’s what I got this time:

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. available for full price: $5.99

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Dr. Scholl’s For Her Cozy Cushions: $12.49

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belVita crunchy Breakfast Biscuits in Cinnamon Brown Sugar: $3.69 for a box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits

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Kiss Gradation Polishes: $6.99

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and

Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles: $3.99 for a 5.1oz bag.

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I always enjoy getting their card explaining what the products are and this card is so cute. I’m a sucker for roses so when Influenster said I qualified for this Rose VoxBox, I was very excited. I can’t wait to try all of them!

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Weekly Freebies :D

Hey loves!!

Hope all is well for you all. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. School is taking it’s toll on me. haha but i’ll be coming back soon! 🙂

This week I got tons of freebies, from http://www.freeflys.com/MoreFreeSamples.php . They usually send you an email every time there’s a freebie and they post on Facebook as well. I personally enjoy the Facebook notifications.

This week I got:

IMG_0574*4 piece sample of Snapple K-cups: 2 Peach Iced Teas and 2 Lemon Iced Teas (got this sample from Target.com)

*3 samples of the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: colors 120, 220 and 355 (from Target.com)

*2 Maxwell House International Latte: 1 Suisse Mocha and 1 French Vanilla

*Sensodyne Toothpaste: Extra Whitening (from Costco but you have to be a member to get it sadly)

*Advil from CVS Pharmacy

*Schick Silk Effects Plus (was on sale at Walmart for 3.98 and had a coupon for $4 off. Basically FREE) 🙂 lol here’s a link to the online coupon:

http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=RCRO6IQGVFIJA&MID=13513831&check=26024&Fi=26024&locale=en_US&sm=true&zipCode=90242

*Paula’s Choice Resist Intense Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (got this from https://www.totalbeauty.com

There’s more to come! By the end of the month, I’m going to post my birthday month shopping haul. Go October Babys!! 😀

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! 🙂

The Week long extravaganza

Hey loves!

Hope everyone had a great week/weekend. 🙂

I figured I would do a weekly haul of everything that I bought this week. I made huge dent in my bank account but hey its ok, most of what I bought was on sale. 😀

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1. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Conditioner (Retail price $6.36) 

2. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Shampoo (Retail price $6. 36)

3. Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in 10 Brash Blue (Retail $6.99)

4. TreSkinRX 2-week trial kit Normal to dry skin (Retail 14.99)

5. Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint (Retail 3.99)

**The two Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control products were free complimentary of smiley360.com.

*For the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment I only paid $1.62 because I had used the CVS $5 Beauty Club reward

*TreSkinRX was sent to me to review. (Look out for a review in about 2 weeks) 😀

*For the Maybelline Baby Lips I payed $1.07 because I had used a $3 CVS Extra Bucks.

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1. Lifeway Lowfat Kefir Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (Retail $3.45)

2. Purple Tumbler (Retail $1) GO DOLLAR TREE!! 🙂

3. Rodan + Fields Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan (Retail $24)

4. Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots in 95 Blue Marks the Spot (Retail $3.99)

5. Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion (Retail $25)

6. Rodan + Fields Overnight Restorative Cream pm (Retail $73)

**Lifeway Kefir were free complimentary of Influenster.

*The two Rodan + Fields products were sent to me to review. (Look forward to reviewing these two!)

*Gunilla Body Lotion was sent to me to review. Can’t wait to try this after getting sunburned at the beach! >_<

*Maybelline Color Show, I only payed $1.07 because I had used another $3 CVS Extra Reward Bucks.

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Last One I promise. 🙂

Payless Shoes had a clearance on flip flops and jewelry. The Flip flops were originally $9.99 and on clearance for $5.99. If you text either SHOES or PAYLESS to 747-474 to get a coupon text for usually a 20% discount.

Maybe in the future, I’ll post something about getting different deals and easy ways to get it. 🙂

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

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The Face:

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform Foundation in 250 Pure Beige

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel

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And for the Lips

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

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Walmart Beauty Haul

Don’t you just hate going to a store knowing what you’re going to buy but you end up buying more things than you expected?! Sadly I was a victim to this, this past week.

I bought:

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A book called About Face by Scott Barnes ( a makeup artist) 🙂

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Wet N Wild MegaLast nail polish in 204B Private Viewing

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RIMMEL ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 004 Taupe

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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara in Ultra Black

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in 50 Forest Fatale

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I’m pretty excited to reading the book. 😀 and trying the Maybelline Pigments

*Dreams are illustrations from the book, your soul is writing about you. -Marsha Norman

Maybelline Color Tattoos Swatches and Review!

Everyone by now probably has heard about Maybelline’s 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows and there’s a reason for it!

I probably have almost every one of them except a few. My favorite thing about them is that it really does stay 24 hours. You know everyone has those days that you’re just too tired to take off your makeup from a long night out. I’ve done that a few times (like everyone else) 😉 and when I woke up, I still had the eyeshadow on. It didn’t smear, budge or anything; it still looked like it was just put on. Oh the pigment!

Here’s the ones that I already own with a little description of the color

*15 Audacious Asphalt – sparkly dark grayish

*25 Bad to the Bronze –

*30 Pomegranate Punk

*35 Tough as Taupe

*40 Tenacious Teal

*45 Bold Gold

*50 Edgy Emerald

Then the Metal Collection:

*55 Inked in Pink

*65 Gold Rush

The Limited Edition Fall Colors 2012

*200 Ready Set Green

*300 Fuchsia Fever

*400 Test my Teal

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P.S. I also bought some of the Limited Edition Spring/Summer 2013 Colors.

Review and Swatches to come soon. 🙂

Amazon Shopping Frenzy

So I had gotten a $50 gift card for Amazon and it been so long since I ordered from there. My, let me tell you I went on a shopping frenzy! This is what I ended up ordering 😀

1 set of Beauty Blenders (4 different colors and 2 different styles)
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A blush palette that has 10 colors

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3 essential oils: Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Spearmint Oil

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Can’t wait to try them and give you my review! 🙂