I went to Ulta yesterday in search for the L'Oreal Project Runway Limited Edition Items. I did not buy any because they were not on sale but Revlon, Physicians Formula, Neutrogena and Maybelline are 40% off. I went online and according to the ULTA online catalog the price ends October 1st. You might want to call your store before you make a trip out there to be sure. I really like their colorbust lip glosses. They are smooth and not sticky and the color is true to what you see on the container. They don't last long but it's easy to reapply. My favorite color is Gold Dust and Hot Pink.
Anyway, they rung up at $4.79 this is with the 40% off already. They had 2.00 off peelies so I paid 2.79 each. I only purchased 2 at Ulta the other 2 I bought at CVS earlier in the week and were not that cheap either. I think that is a super price considering that even at BOGO you can't get them this cheap. The peelies were only on the display with like the limited edition stuff. I did not see them on any permanent Revlon display. I also saw that some of the Physicians Formula items should have had peelies but were taken off of the product. They were for 4.00 off, if you can also find those that might be a good deal as well. Let me know what you find.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I'm a sucker for a good lip balm, I've reviewed some from Nuance and Josie Maran. I'm more of a sucker for a good lip balm at a cheap price. As you may all know ELF has some great cosmetics and lip balms are one of them. I purchased Nice & Natural and Mellow Melon. I don't want to start with a complaint but I have to. For a small amount of product you get this huge pot. I think it's a waste of material to have such a big pot, I like packaging and this is NOT one of them. They are bulky in my purse but I guess because they are so big I can find them easily. Second, the labels on these are super tiny, for such a big pot the sticker can be a lot bigger just saying!
Anyway, aside from that they are fabulous for the price. The color pay off is good. I don't expect a huge color payoff because it's a lip balm and not a lipstick. The staying power is decent but I do have to re-apply after about two hours and that's with not eating anything. They smell like coconut and to me that's a good thing. Coconut reminds me of the beach and that puts me in a good mood. It reminds me of the times when my mom and aunt used to take me and my aunt used to teach me how to swim and how to duck the waves and not be scared of the ocean. Nice memories but sorry did not mean to get side tracked there. Mellow Melon gives my lips a slight pink color which is nice. The color is pinky coraly, not the best way to describe the color but that's how I see it. It's a good color if you want a wash of subtle color. My favorite one is Nice & Natural. It's neutralizes the redness of my lips making them a nice nude.
I like that they do not have any shimmer to them, and I do love the smell. They taste like fruit but not a lot. They glide on the lips and are not sticky. They are in pot form which some people might not like but I don't mind, if only the tubes were a lot smaller. Final verdict? I will repurchase in different colors.
Friday, September 2, 2011
My favorite mascaras are Covergirl lash exact, Mally Voluminizing Mascara, Josie Maran Argan Triple Volume Mascara, Korres Provitamin B5 and Rice Bran Mascara, Laura Geller a long lash mascara, Physician's Formula Organic Wear. The one that I think is a good value is the Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions. It has a mascara and primer and it lasts, does not flake and make my lashes full.
I love mascara but don't like to pay crazy money for a tube of it. The high end mascaras that I have are all from kits that came with them. I think that mascara is the one makeup item that is ok to buy at the drugstore because of a wide variety to choose from. I'm sure that Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara has a cult following but I'm not paying thirty bucks for a tube that I'll have to replace in three months. Anyway, I took a pic of all of them and the individual wands but I forgot to add one that I can't find and that I also love which is the Buxom Amplified Mascara (I got a travel size of it). I don't have full lashes so I need a mascara that won't flake or clump and that makes the most of what I have.
The one's that I have tried and do NOT like are Covergirl lash blast volume in the orange tube, I prefer the purple tube and Rimmel Glam Eye Lash Flirt.
As for a mascara primer, it's not a must but it sure helps my lashes for the mascara to work better. I bought the E.L.F Studio Mascara Primer. For 3 bucks it's excellent and makes my mascaras last longer. What is your fav mascara? Do you prefer High End or Drugstore?
Thursday, September 1, 2011
When I saw this palette I knew I had to have it. Not only are the colors gorgeous (all but one) but the compact itself is pretty. I did not have any blues like this and the black seems to make them all stand out. I bought it and thought I would use it as a smokey eye. However, I did not think it would be appropriate for Summer and because I want it to be fall so badly I decided that I would wear this hoping to bring the cold weather a lot sooner. I swatched the colors for you and the only one that just did not swatch was the lightest color. I had such a hard time with this color. It has tiny tiny shimmers that look like a really light blue when you swatch it. It's not a white color at all. But other than that, All the other colors are gorgeous and this is going to be a palette I will be reaching for a lot this Fall and Winter. The colors have a bigger pay off when you use a primer. When I swatched them I did not have a primer on.