Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, hopefully everyone gets that one gift that they really wanted :)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My $0.01 Rite Aid Trip

Milk & Honey, Citrus, Milk & Honey

Yesterday I went to Rite Aid again to pick up some of the Nivea lip balms that they currently have on sale 3 for $5.00.  When you purchase three you get $1.00 back in +up rewards.  The yes to carrots lip balm is also included in this promotion and I have been wanting to try them.  

So I picked up two Nivea lip balms and one yes to carrots lip balm and like my title says I only paid $0.01 and I received $1.00 in +up rewards.  Here's how:  I had a Nivea bogo coupon, instead of taking the sale price of $1.67 off, the cashier took the original price of $2.99 off.  I also had $2.00 in +up rewards from a previous transaction, which I used.

So there you have it, my one cent shopping trip.  Have you purchased any of the Nivea lip balms this week at Rite Aid?  Leave a comment and let me know what you purchased.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coastal Scents Fall Festival Palette

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Coastal Scents letting me know that their newest palettes were back in stock.  The email also stated that the palettes would be 33% off, because I believe they sold out either on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, I'm not completely sure. 

Anyhow, I have been eyeing the Fall Festival palette since I first saw it on the site.  So I figured with it being 33% off, I might as well get it.  This is my second palette from Coastal Scents, I also own Creative Me #1, which I'm not completely crazy about.   

The palette does not come assembled, the pots come in a plastic case, so you can pretty much set the palette up the way that you want.  I love the colors, the are fall type colors, but also neutral.  The eyeshadows are very soft, but not crumbly soft.  I can't speak on how the wear, blend, etc. because I haven't used them yet.  

Swatches without flash in the same order as above.

Swatches, bottom row without flash.

Swatches with flash.

Swatches with flash.
I must say, that even though I have not used the palette yet, I'm sure I will not be disappointed.  They colors swatched with one swipe and they have good color pigmentation.  

Do you own the Coastal Scents Fall Festival palette?  If so leave a comment and let me know what you think about it. 

L'oreal Go 360 Clean at Rite Aid

I'm not sure if you aware of this but L'oreal skin care is bogo 50% off this week at rite aid. You also get $5.00 back in +up rewards when you buy two.

I bought two of the go 360 clean cleansers and they rang up $3.59 each when the original price is $7.19. So they are ringing up as 50% off each which would be bogo free. There is a $1.00 coupon on which you can print twice so that brings your total down to $5.19 and you still get the +up reward. So you are getting two facial cleansers for $0.19, my kind of deal.

I'm not sure if this goes for all of the go 360 clean or just this particular one.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

More Sephora Shopping

What can I say, I'm a sucker.  Sephora sent out gift cards to the Beauty Insiders, I got one for $15.00 off a $40.00 purchase.  I wanted to try Urban Decay Deslick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray, so I purchased that. 

I also picked up one of the Nars Lip gloss duo in Orgasm/Hustler, along with the lip gloss/lip stain duo in Turkish Delight/Sayonara.  Both duos were $10.00 and I didn't want to miss out on another Nars $10.00 deal like I did with the eyeshadow duos.  I also picked up one of the dollar Sephora eye liners in Forest Green. 

Forest Green eye liner, Orgasm, Hustler, Turkish Delight, Sayonara

What did you purchase with your gift card? 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Style Snob FOTD

I actually had to time to do a full face of makeup this morning.  By full face I mean applying eyeshadow.  I haven't used MAC Style Snob eyeshadow in a long while, I decided to pair it with Sketch in the crease.

Clinique Almost powder makeup deep golden
Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer 330
UD Deslick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
MAC Bite of An Apple Blush

MAC Dirty Greasepaint Stick
MAC Style Snob
MAC Sketch
UD Zero liner (upper lash line)
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion

EOS Summer Fruit
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick My Mahogany
Revlon Lipgloss Nude Lustre

I completely forgot how nice of a nude My Mahogany is and pairing it with the Revlon gloss gives it a little bit of shine.  I have a lot of lips products that I need to use up, so they might be repetitive for a few of my fotd's. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sephora, Again

So Sephora is really killing my pockets with all of these sales that they are having.  First it was the Friends and Family, VIB sale and this past week they sent out a giftcard to the Beauty Insiders, sigh.

This particular post will focus on the VIB sale from about two weeks ago.  I didn't purchase any makeup I'm proud to say.  I have been eyeing DKNY Be Delicious perfume for about three months now, so I figured this would be a good time to purchase it.  

They had a gift set that included two mini DKNY Be Delicious and two DKNY Be Delicious Fresh.  I also picked up Philosophy melting marshmallow body wash/bubble bath/shampoo and a small Sephora brush cleaner.

This is my first time trying a Philosophy product and I LOVE it.  Melting Marshmallow smells delightful and the bubbles last for a decent amount of time.  It doesn't leave a film on the skin, which is also a plus.  The only thing that will prevent me from purchasing this product again is the price.  $16.00 is alot for a bubble bath, especially when I can get products that I like free or close enough to it from the drugstores.  So I considered this a treat to myself and hopefully I can try out other products at a discounted price.

I have been using the Sephora brush cleaner to spot clean my brushes, so I figured I would purchase another bottle.  I haven't been deep cleaning my brushes as often, so this has been a lifesaver for me.  I mix it with water to make it last a little longer. 

Did any of you purchase anything from the VIB sale?  If so, leave a comment and let me know what you purchased. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CVS Shopping

Last week I picked up a few things that were on sale at CVS. Milani products were bogo 50% off and they had the new baked eyeshadows so I picked one up.

I picked up the baked eyeshadows in famous duo and a glitter nail polish in gold glitz. Famous reminds me of the mineralize eyeshadow from the MAC Rodarte collection which was never released. It swatches as a silver with reddish pink glitter. It was the most unique one for me. The eyeshadow retails for $7.49, but I'm not completely sure about that because I misplaced my receipt.

I also picked up another EOS lipbalm in Summer Fruit as CVS had them for $2.99 and you received $2.99 back in extrabucks. I love these things so if I can get them for free I'm more than happy.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wet n Wild Snow Sprite FOTD

Hey ladies, I'm trying to get back into the groove of things with posting, but it's hard cause I'm completely exhausted most of the time.  The semester is almost done, so that should help a little.  Speaking of being tired, I'm sorry in advance for how tired I actually look in these photos.  Seeing is surely believing and I don't remember being that tired on this particular day, but a picture is worth a thousand words. 

So I finally found the courage to go out of my comfort zone, I don't usual post looks like this, because I'm in a neutral rut at the moment.  Let me know what you think.  Also I did my makeup before I actually got dressed, so this is not the shirt that I wore.

Clinique Almost Powder Makeup deep golden
Revlon Beyond Natural concealer 330
Blush from Barbie loves Stila 1980 palette

Wet n Wild Snow Sprite (all of the colors on the blue side and the dark green color)
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion very black

EOS Summer Fruit
MAC Cork Liner
MAC Brave New Bronze
Revlon Peach Petal lipgloss

Monday, December 6, 2010

And The Winners Are.....

We had six eligible entries, I put the names for each palette in a bag and had my little lady pick a name from each.

Gaby is the winner for the Snow Sprite palette and Kat is the winner for the Night Elf palette.  Congratulations ladies and thank you all for entering my very first giveaway.  I will be contacting the winners shortly.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CVS L'Oreal Clearance

So as I'm sure you all know by now, CVS has some L'Oreal HIP items clearanced for 75% off.  I picked up two pigments and one shine struck liquid lipcolor.

Fiery, Euphoric, Restless

The pigments were $3.49 each and the gloss was $3.57.  After coupons and extrabucks I ended up paying $6.49, not bad considering that the original retail of the pigments are $13.99 and the gloss $14.29. 

I actually like these particular glosses, even though the smell is kind of overwhelming.  They last about three hours on the lips and the color pigmentation is excellent. Restless kind of reminds me of MAC Vanilla pigment, but I haven't swatched them yet so I am not completely sure.  

Did you pick up any of the clearanced L'Oreal products? Leave a comment and let me know what you bought.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Maybelline Natural Smokes FOTD Take Two

As I stated in my last post I did two looks with my Maybelline Natural Smokes quad. 

I used pretty much the same items and placement as the last post, except I used Nars Dolce Vita on my cheeks and MAC Brave New Bronze lipstick, MAC Cork lip liner and Revlon Peach Petal lipgloss on my lips. I also have Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion on my top and bottom lashes.

I love Dolce Vita blush, it's a nice rosy color that I can wear everyday. 

Maybelline Natural Smokes FOTD

I must say that out of the four Maybelline Stylish Smokes quad the natural is by far my favorite.  As you all know, I am in love with neutrals colors for the moment.  Also, like most other palettes, it is nice to have all the colors that you need in one place. 

I used this palette twice last week, so I will post two separate face of the days.

Clinique Almost Powder Compact Makeup in deep golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
MUFE HD blush #9
MAC Bite of an Apple blush

MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
Maybelline Natural Smokes quad(I used each shadow as it was labeled, except for the highlight.  I also used the outer corner color on my lower lashline.)

*I don't remember what I put on my lips this day*

 This is my first time using the MUFE HD blush and I must say that I really do not like it.  I received it as the 100 point perk at Sephora.  Perhaps I used too much, but to me it seemed to sit on top of my skin, that's why I put Bite of an Apple over it.  I blended it with my fingers and with a brush and I still did not like the outcome.  That's all for now, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

So I'm not really into monthly favorites.  Most times there are only a few items, like my face powder or concealer that I use throughout the whole month.  I saw a post on a blog that I read where the author did a post on the products that she was currently loving.  I think that this is a great idea.

I don't have to post monthly favorites or pretend for that matter that I actually use the same products in a thirty day period.  I can post my current favorites whenever I want to and that's what I love about this.

So this will be my first favorites post.  Just a few products that I am currently in love with or that I find myself reaching for more than others.

1. EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit
 I love this stuff, especially at night.  It smells delightful and it moisturizes my lips perfectly.

2. MAC Indianwood paint pot
I have been loving this since I purchased it from the CCO.  I love this on the lid with Galapagos in the crease.

3. Barbie Loves Stila 1980 Foxy Doll
The palette is really nice, but what I'm loving is the blush. I'm not a blush girl, but I find myself reaching for this one a whole lot.

4. Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush
Love, love, love this brush.  I love it for blending eyeshadow and for blending out my concealer on my face.  I think I might purchase another one :)

5. Nars Galapagos Eyeshadow
Again, I love this in the crease with Indianwood paint pot. 

6.Urban Decay Naked Palette
What can I say about this palette, it's great and everyone knows that.  I have to stop myself for reaching for this sometimes because I could use it everyday and not even mind.

7.Clinique Almost Powder Compact Makeup in Deep Golden
This was my first face powder ever so I have nothing else to compare it to.  I use Clinique products for cleansing my face, so naturally when I was looking for a face powder I went straight to Clinique.  Plus I heard that some MAC foundations break people out and I didn't want to take that chance.

So there you have it, my very first favorites post.  Hopefully there will more to come. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wet n Wild Golden Goddess FOTD

So I was inspired by acomplicatedmelody on Youtube for this face of the day.  I have been feeling blah these last few weeks, so I have been doing a really simple look, which I will post very soon. 

Though the palette comes with six colors, I had no idea how I was going to put them together.  I never would have thought to use MAC's Coral Crepe paint pot if not for the video.  It really helps to bring out that coral-ish color on the top.

Clinique almost powder makeup in deep golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
NYX Spice blush

MAC Coral Crepe paint pot
Wet n Wild Golden Goddess (same colors used in video minus the highlight color)
Revlon Grow Luscious in Black

MAC Strawberry Blonde lipglass

I'm glad I ended up picking up this palette because I was going to pass on it.  My only problem is that it is kind of a glitter bomb, especially the second color on the top, which  I used on my lid. I had a lot of fallout under my eyes, besides that it was worth the $4.99.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  You could be the winner of either the Night Elf or Snow Sprite palette.  You have until December 5, 2010, 11:59pm est. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giveaway: Wet n Wild Night Elf and Snow Sprite Palettes(Closed)

So as you know from here I finally was able to get my hands on the Limited Edition Wet n Wild Pixie Holiday palettes.  As I stated in that post I would be doing a giveaway for two of the palettes.  I was so excited about finding them that I picked up an extra night elf and snow sprite for two of my lovely readers to win.

So from now until December 5, 2010 at 11:59pm est you will have a chance to win one of these palettes.  To keep it simple I just ask that you leave a comment saying "enter me" and the name of the palette that you are interested in.  

1. You MUST be a follower of this blog via google friend connect.  Please leave your email address with your entry so that I can contact you if you are a winner.

2. You can only enter once. So if you enter for the night elf palette you can not enter for the snow sprite palette.

3.You must reside in the United States or Canada.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale

So I know I am kind of late with this post, but better late than never right?  I don't usually purchase that many things from MAC's Holiday collection, because I have noticed that by February or March of the following year most of the palettes, brush sets and mini sets are at the CCO.  So my attitude is why pay full price when I can get it a little cheaper from the outlet.

With that being said, I only purchased two of the eyeshadows.  I picked up Glamora Castle and Golden Crown.  I was only going to purchase Glamora Castle, but when I went back to Macy's I picked up Golden Crown.  They both swatch sheer, as I am sure you all know by now.  I can't say that they will be sheer when applied to the eye.  

Golden Crown  Glamora Castle

Golden Crown  Glamora Castle (no flash)

So that's my Tartan Tale shopping trip.  Leave a comment and let me know if you purchased anything from MAC's Holiday collection.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wet n Wild Holiday Golden Goddess Palette with Swatches

So initially I passed on the Golden Goddess palette from the Wet n Wild holiday collection, but seriously who was I kidding.  I knew I was going to buy it, I just had to.  So now I own all four of the of the palettes and my collection feels complete.

Golden Goddess Palette

Swatches with flash

Swatches without flash

The colors in this palette are really pretty and this palette seems to have the best color pigmentation out of the four.  On Sunday I will post the giveaway for two of the palettes from the collection, so look out for that. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy FOTD

Hey all.  So I couldn't wait to use my new Wet n Wild Pixie palettes.  I used the Sugar Plum Fairy palette last night when I was headed out for a Girl's Night Out.  I really like the outcome and I can't wait to use the other palettes.

I labeled the picture below so that you can see which colors I used and where I placed them on my eyes.  Sorry that the wording is so small.

Sugar Plum Fairy

Clinique Almost Powder makeup in deep golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
MAC Briar Rose beauty powder used as a blush
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Perfect Topping as a cheek highlight

MAC Indianwood paint pot
Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy Palette
L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

EOS Dragonfruit lip balm
MAC Violetta l/s
Milani Movie Star 3-D glitzy gloss

Thanks for reading, hopefully I can post looks with the other palettes later on this week.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wet n Wild Color Icon Pixie Holiday Palettes Finally!!!

I'm not even going to tell you how many Walgreen's I have been to searching for these palettes.  Looking on every end cap, every shelf, it was ridiculous.  The funny thing is I found them at Pathmark,  yes, Pathmark the supermarket.  I was super excited when I found them, because I had been to three different Walgreen's that particular day.  Smh, the life of a beauty addict.

So out of the four palettes, I picked up Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Sprite and Night Elf.  I did not get Golden Goddess because I feel like I already own similar colors.  I have not used these palettes yet, but stay tuned for some face of the days featuring the Wet n Wild holiday palettes. 

 Sugar Plum Fairy

 Snow Sprite

 Night Elf

MAC Club, WnW Night Elf

All swatches were done without any base and the photos of the swatches were taken without any flash.  As you can see above the color in the Night Elf palette is very similar to MAC's Club. 

I'm happy that I finally find these palettes.  It's nice when you can get good quality makeup for amazing prices.  Stay tuned because I will be doing my very first giveaway, that's how happy I was to find these palettes, lol.  So two lucky subscribers will win either the Snow Sprite palette or the Night Elf palette.  I will be posting the giveaway and the rules soon.