Saturday, November 12, 2011

NYX Eyeshadows

Yesterday I made a stop at Ulta as I had a $3.50 off $10 coupon & to take advantage of their NYX buy 1 get 1 half off sale. I had the little guy with me so I went in quickly & picked up a few of the eyeshadows I'd been after. I nabbed Aloha, Rust, Pure Gold, & Peach Bronze; my goal was to find a few dupes for MAC shadows, because in all serious-ness I am a Stay at Home Mom & if I can get something dangerously similar than I'm going for it.  I've heard that Rust is a dupe for MAC's cranberry, & that Aloha is pretty darn close to Mac's Naked Lunch; whether they are or not doesn't interest me too much as I enjoy them all the same.

from L to R -Pure Gold, Aloha, Rust, Peach
 Pure Gold & Aloha
 Rust & Peach

I already owned NYX Champagne & Taupe, originally I picked them up after falling in love with the colors right on the shelf. Champagne is comparible to MAC All That Glitters for those who care. Once again you will have to wait to see these on the eye since I am currently wearing a different shadow & I couldn't very well wear 6 at once.

 Champagne & Taupe

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Friday, how about a two-fer?

Meaning a two-post day, not that I have anything to give away just yet. I just wanted to follow up with a picture for today. The picture is of my lashes with 1 coat of Maybelline One by One, I could've used 2 but to my surprise the product started to clump just the slightest bit & I didn't want to push my luck. I really like the way it helps my lashes look just that little bit longer but still natural so I'll keep this on hand for natural looking lash days. I also have the Instant Age Rewind DCRC under my eyes & I think it does a fantastic job of matching my skin tone & concealing any dark areas, the verdict is still out on whether I am allergic or not.

P&P Friday Edition

In my travels this week I had 7 Maybelline products on my list, (really only 3 because 4 of the items were just different flavors/colors). Rite Aid was having a 40% off sale so I thought it would be the perfect time to pick up those couple of items I've been hearing so much about & wanting to try.  On both(yes, both) of my trips to the store I managed to pick up 4 & 3 items each. On my Wednesday trip I grabbed Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser, Baby Lips in Peach Kiss & Quenched along with my first tube of The Falsies in Blackest Black. On my Thursday trip I picked up One by One mascara & 2 more tubes of Baby Lips (Grape Vine & Peppermint).

I was so excited to try The Falsies but couldn't fathom going to pick it up with naked eyes so this picture is with the Falsies on top of my CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume. I will definitely try it again & post my pics of just the Falsies when I get around to using it alone. I couldn't believe how "falsie-d" my lashes looked & neither could my hubby or friend who both thought they looked extremely dramatic.
Once again with the: not traveling to buy mascara with a naked eye, I was already wearing L'Oreal Voluminous(1 coat) on my lashes. Even after wearing Voluminous all day & adding One by One my lashes looked separated & volumized. I can't wait to try this product by itself(today) so I'll be sure to post pictures so that I can have an accurate account of the look it gives.

On to the Baby Lips, all I can say is that I am in love; from the super cute packaging to the different colors/flavors I just adore them(hints: why I own 4 now). My favorites are the Quenched, which is a sweet, can't put my finger on it smell that is clear and lustrous on my lips. Coming in a close second is: the Peppermint, probably because the holidays are coming up & I'm just in a cheery peppermint mood. Peach Kiss & Grape Vine are awesome as well & have a little hint of the named colors to them, hubby really liked the Grape Vine on me & I love the feeling of hydration with a hint of color since I'm not a big lipstick girl.
L to R: Peach Kiss, Quench, Peppermint, Grape Vine

I paid $3.43 for The Falsies after a $1 Maybelline mascara coupon & the 40% sale. Rite Aid price: $7.39
I paid $1.27 for each Baby Lips with the $1 off Baby Lips coupon, through their Facebook page & after the 40% sale. Rite Aid price: $3.79
I paid for somewhere around $4.50(lost my receipt) One by One after the 40% sale. Rite Aid price: somewhere around $7.50
I paid $3.69 for Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Concealer with my $2 Maybelline Face coupon. Rite Aid price: $9.49

I will post more on the Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Concealer as I try it out more & find out if I like it or am allergic.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So much to update

I have so much to update this blog with as I've been a constant beauty product search for things that I didn't know I wanted or even needed. I've been purchasing nail polish, foundation, mascara, lip balms, lip sticks, bronzers, blushes, & eyeliners that I need to update this thing on & that will all come in good time & slowly I'm sure but I promise to write it all in here.


Not much has changed here, haven't gotten anymore commited than I was the day I wrote this & if that changes, this will change also.