Tag Archives: drugstore

Haul: NYX Cosmetics

22 Jun

A month or so ago, NYX had their 12 year anniversary sale where almost all products were $1.20.  Because this is such a great deal, maneuvering around the website was as slow as a can be, and nearly impossible.  I was able to add products to my cart, but was never able to check out after 2+ hours of trying (yes, I am ashamed).  Many other people had the same problems, or worse, so NYX came out with a 50% off code plus free shipping to those who were not able to make a purchase.  I took advantage of this and here is what I got:

 

Champagne and Caviar 10 Color Runway Palette


top row

 bottom row

Powder Blushes
clockwise:  Pinched,  Terra Cotta, Angel, Cinnamon, Pinky

top to bottom:

Cinnamon,  Pinched, Pinky, Terra Cotta, Angel

Single Eye Shadows
Clockwise: Nude, Dark Brown, Iced Mocha, Taupe, Brown, Hawaiian Coffee

Top to bottom:  Dark Brown, Brown, Iced Mocha, Hawaiian Coffee, Nude, Taupe

Did you purchase anything from either of the NYX sales? If so, what?  What do you particularly love from NYX?  Anything you dislike?  Have you tried any of these items?  Let me know!

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Blush Challenge: Blushes 14-18

21 Apr

Here is this past week’s blush update that I wore.  I only have five so I either misplaced a blush, or I didn’t wear any blush Saturday or Sunday. I think the reason is probably the latter.  Anyway the blushes I wore are as follows:



Daily Deal: Oliveology

21 Apr

You may have recently seen a few select Youtube Gurus raving about the Olivology Shave Gel.  Now, whether it is actually as good as they’re all saying I’m not sure.  However, you now have the opportunity to try it for yourself, for free! You just need to follow 3 simple steps which are listed on their website: like them on facebook, share it with others on facebook, and then they’ll send it to you! It’s that simple! I do not know how long this offer is good for so hurry and head on over to their page! Enjoy!

Have you tried this product, or any other Olivology product?  What did you think about them? Let me know!

NOTD: ELF Mango Madness

18 Apr

I love E.L.F. products as I have said many times.  However, their nail polish is a rubbish quality.  I notice almost-immediate wear on the tips and they chip within a day or two.  This would be a serious problem if I didn’t change my nail color every other day or two.  They have some gorgeous colors and the $1 price tag always gets the best of me.   Anyway, I painted my nails with the Mango Madness, a bright coral, with Golden Goddess on the ring finger and I am loving it!

Daily Deal: 60% of Pixi Beauty

11 Apr

 

For a limited time you can get 60% of Pixi cosmetics, the same brand that is occasionally sold at select Targets.  More than that, this code will also give you free shipping!  I have not tried any of their products, but I have heard raves about their eyeshadows and palettes.  Check out Makeup Alley for product reviews.

To get this deal head over to Pixi Beauty and enter code ALLURE for 60% off and free shipping. I don’t know how long this code is good for so act fast!

A Lemming A Day: Lip Products

6 Apr

Once again, I have more lemmings because of youtube.  Big suprise, right ;)?  I was watching MyChelseaGirls  video on her all time favorite lipglosses.  We both suffer from very dry lips, no matter what, so I basically felt the need for everything she mentioned.  I thought I would share these products with you, and I have linked her video below for you all to check out!

As stated, my lips are very dry so a lot of the times I prefer a balm over lipstick.  However, the one downfall of chapsticks is that most contain no color.  However, these are described as being moisturizing, non sticky, and they are relatively opaque.  Not to mention, they’ll be perfect for on the go!

 

  • Roc Enydrial Repairing Lip Care – $9 at drugstores

I am always wanting to try new chapsticks.  I have not heard of this kind, but based on many  reviews I’ve read this stuff is amazing!   Many say this actually helps to heal the lips and prevent them from being less chapped.  Next time I am in the drugstore, I will be picking this up!

 

This is similar to the ROC chapstick, and is supposed to prevent healing of chapped, dry lips.  I want this to put on before bed so I can wake up with beautiful lips!

 

Check out MyCheaseaGirls’ video on youtube for other great products, or more information about the products listed!

Free Target Sample Beauty Bag

2 Apr

A few weeks ago I posted about a survey on Target’s website where you could take a quick survey and they would send you a free sample bag filled with goodies!  I’ve heard about people getting theirs over the past week, I believe the East Coast got theirs first.  I just got mine in the mail a few days ago!  Everyone has gotten the same thing, but I thought I would share what comes in the bag, for those of you still waiting on yours!

 

 

It comes in a Sonia Kashuk makeup bag that is your typical, small makeup bag that is perfect for your purse!  Inside it contains:

  • Nivea Express Hydration with Sea Minerals, Lotus Flower Scent
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Hot Pink
  • Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • A coupon packet which contains $1 off coupons to Revlon, Covergirl, Olay, Neutrogena, and more!
  • Pantene Flat to Volume Shampoo
  • A full size Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm

Over all I’m impressed with everything you got for free,  I  will try everything other than the Pantene shampoo!

Did you get this bag?  If so, what did you think?  Anything that stood out for you?

March Beauty Favorites

1 Apr

I do not have very many beauty favorites this month because I did not really buy anything beauty related at all!  I think the only makeup items I bought this month were the new MAC sheen supreme lipsticks and a blush from their Jeanius collection.  I mostly bought clothes, and might do a fashion favorite post as well!  Anyway, the items that I do have featured this month got lots of loving!

 

  1. Peach Blush – I have really been loving peach blushes over the past few months.  However, since the first day of spring was this month, I feel that I can really go full swing into peach blushes – and I have!  Any peach blush I can get my hands on, I have been wearing almost everyday!  Two in particular I have a lot of love for are MAC Peaches and MAC My Highland Honey (LE).
  2. ELF Hypershine Lipgloss – I have to be honest: I have had these for about 6 months or more (probably more) and have hated them everyday until this month.  I didn’t like that they were sheer and I hated the packages even more!  This month I finally broke it out and started using it and now I am in love!   They are sheer, but not too sheer and have no stickyness what so ever!  I think these are perfect for an everyday lipgloss to put on quickly before class.
  3. ELF Powder Brush – As you can tell, this brush gets a lot of lovin’!  It is dirty and the brush has fallen off the pharral (is that the right word?), a common problem with ELF brushes.  However, this brush gives me the perfect application to my Nars Sheer Glow.
  4. Ralph Lauren Romance – This has been my go-to day scent because it is light, fruity, and reminds me of my grandmother.  I love this scent so much and have used it every day this month.  It is such a perfect spring daytime look!
  5. Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff Brush – I bought this brush because it is a MAC 217 dupe and I am in love.  It has currently been out of stock forever, but once it is back in stock I am ordering another!  It is perfect  for applying a crease color and blending – I don’t think I can go without this brush ever again!

 

Have you tried any of the products I mentioned?  If so, what are your thoughts on them?  What were some of your March favorites? I’d love to know!

St. Patrick’s Day Makeup

13 Mar

St. Patty’s Day is this Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited.  I already have my outfit(s) planned, but I still am a bit unsure of how to do my makeup.  I think I want something relatively natural.  I have  both the Kat Von D and the Maybelline palettes shown below so I’ll probably use one of those for a natural eye.  If you are still unsure like me, I have some great picks for makeup!  I have also included makeup that can be worn very naturally all the way to being extremely dramatic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t be scared to experiment and go all out, especially if you are going out at night!  While browsing the websites, I personally found that Urban Decay and NYX had the best selection of different kinds of greens, such as eyeshadow, pencil liners, bases, and false eyelashes.

Do you have any plans for St. Patty’s day? If so, what?  How are you going to do your makeup?

30 for 30 Challenge: Items 20 – 30

7 Mar
  • NYC Blushable Cream Stick in Mauvin’ Uptown

farthest on the right

  • Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy (LE) Palette
  • ECO tools eye brush: shader and blending brush

  • NYC Individual Eyes Custom Eye Palette for Brown Eyes in Union Square

  • ELF Brownstone eyeshadow quad

  • ELF Luxe eyeshadow quad

  • ELF Hazy Hazel eyeshadow quad

  • ELF Shimmmer Eye Liner in Precious Pink

  • ELF shimmer eyeliner in Blissful Blush

  • Coastal Scents Fall Festival palette

All images from google images.

I was really happy with most of the products in this last section. I was the most shocked with the ELF eyeshadow quads.  Not necessarily with the quality (which isn’t too bad), but I was surprised at the looks that I could create using just the quad.  It turned out really nice and worked great!  So far, I did not love the Ecotools as much as I had been hoping too.  The quality is great, with the brushes being incredibly soft.  However, I thought the shader was too long and thin (not dense enough) and the blending brush was quite large for my eyes

I am so glad to be done with this challenge!  It did take me more than 30 days because I did not wear makeup everyday. This helped me to realize the ridiculous amount of make up I do actually have (particularly eyeshadow).  I can’t wait to start regularly using some of the great eye looks I found through this challenge!