Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wet n Wild DREAMWEAVER Collection

Wet n Wild DREAMWEAVER Collection

The new Wet n Wild Dreamweaver Collection is here!!

There are 6 Coloricon trio palettes in all.
*We’re Blasting Off
*Dancing In The clouds
*Enter A New Realm
*Earth Looks Small From Down Here
*Bright Idea
*Fly Me To The Moon

Much to my husband’s demise, when I spotted this collection while strolling through my RiteAid minding my own business… I actually screamed a little bit out loud.
(Ok… so I was searching like a hound dog for these after watching Emilynoel83’s video on these… and I mean I went straight to my Rite aid!!  I wasn’t going to miss out on these ones!!!)
If you are interested in any of these and have to have them, then I suggest that you run out and find them NOW… I’ve heard that only two sets of each were shipped to most Rite Aids

Side Note:
When I finally found these, they were on the bottom shelf hidden in a dark corner! Ahh.. the nerve!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Are You High Maintenance??

I have one complaint about the Hard Candy Cosmetics line that is sold at Walmart… it’s the fact that it’s ONLY sold at Walmart… GRRRR
Is it just me or are people disgustingly rude when it comes to the cosmetics department at Walmart?  Every time I want to find a specific Hard Candy product I either can’t find it, because the display is a MESS, or it’s completely broken to bits.
I have been looking for the High Maintenance Baked Eyeshadow Due FOR MONTHS!!!  I finally found it today and I’m so happy I did… because it’s beautiful!!

***All Swatched Without A Primer***

Monday, July 18, 2011

Get Sunburned with Wet n Wild!!

Wet n Wild and I go way back... we are like old friends from way back in the Arbor Drugs days. 

I remember walking up to the corner drug store with my moms $3 just to buy some cheap wet n wild makeup.  It made me feel so grown up that I could buy a hidious looking red lipstick that wasn't the greatest, or the blue eye shadow that I had NO clue how to apply.

Fast-forward about 20 years and Wet n Wild is and always has been one of my favorite brands of makeup.  I LOVE the eye shadows, nail polish, lipsticks and blushes!!  They have really come around in my eyes over the years... the pigmentation is wonderful and totally rivels all the higher end brands like Mac, Make up forever, Nars, Benifit and even NYX (even though I love me some NYX)

Usually the only stores I could fine Wet n Wild in were CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid... But NOW my Walmart has stocked up on the line.  I also discovered today that the new stores Five Below have it as well (I'm not sure is the actual brand of store is new, but here in my area they just opened 6 brand new stores and I've never heard of it before... *breath*)

On to the Pictures and Swatches!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July Birchbox Goodies

It’s that time of the month again!!

NO NO NO I’m not talking about “THAT” time of the month… I’m talking about BIRCHBOX of course.

I was so stoked with everything that was in last month’s box, I wasn’t sure if they would be able to top themselves. 

Excited about a few things in this July box but not EVERYTHING like Junes… but it has still paid for itself in my eyes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill Intense

I have discovered a new obsession with anything in a pot... specifically if it's for the eyes. 
So naturally I had to buy and try the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill line.  I knew as soon as this beautifulness entered my line of vision that I had to own at least one… Even at $32 per pot… eeeekkk!!!

So low and behold I swatched em, fell in love with them all, but only bought one.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nail Polish Awesomeness... +some

Today I discovered the awesome world of SinfulColors nail polishes!  For some reason everytime I walked into my Walgreens (that’s the only place I’ve seen them) I would look at them, then walk right past them.  I couldn’t resist anylonger! 

These colors caught my eye and wouldn’t let go…

-From Left to Right-
Summer Peach(53),Pink Forever(313),Savage(950),Neon Melon(56),Pink(871),
[Sally Hansen] Caribbean Coral(450)

Lt to Rt
Savage(950), Neon Melon(56), Summer Peach(53), Pink(871), Pink Forever(313)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Lipstick Loves!!

I think I have found my 3 favorite summer lip shades!!

L'Oreal Colour Riche - Tickled Pink

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Haul - CVS, Target, Ulta

It's haul time folks!!
Below will be some pictures of stuff I've gotten over the last couple months.
If you see something you would like me to review or talk about some more let me know in the comments below.

Target - CVS - Ulta (May of 2011)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June BIRCHBOX Awesomeness!!!

(Birchbox is a $10 a month subscribtion of Deluxe sized samples of beauty products)

(It's upside down because the other side has my address on it)

Every time I get a little pink box in the mail I tell my husband that it’s my birthday because I get so many presents… lol (BTW… yes he thinks me weird, but really, who isn’t these days!?)

Take a look at the pictures below for what came in my June Birchbox Yesterday!  They just keep getting better and better each month I stick with it!  I am so happy with this month’s deluxe (and a full sized) samples that I could just pee my pants!  Not literally of course… but damn it I’m excited!

I’ve decided that I’m going to blog about the Birchboxes when I first get mine in the mail… so you can see what I get.  Then I will make a product review video and post it to my youtube channel.

Monday, June 6, 2011

*NYX Liquid Crystal Liner ~ Crystal Pewter*

*NYX Liquid Crystal Liner ~ Crystal Pewter*

I first saw these liners on YouTube during an open box video by Xsparkage… I instantly knew I had to have at least one of these sparkly liners!!   

I bought mine at Ulta for $4.49.  Right now they are having a BOGO 50% off

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Update and a HAUL!!

Sorry this blog has been lacking in the post department lately!!  But I’m here to tell you that I’m hoping to change that…

I’ve been working on getting a light box so I can take decent pictures of products that I’m blogging about.  However, I didn’t like the price tag on them… A ridiculous amount of money for a non professional photographer
So instead of buying a light box, I decided to be creative and make my own…

I just used the box that a chandelier came in, cut some holes in it… taped some white sheets over the sides and top…. Used white poster board for the backdrop and bought a tall lamp… total cost $30

So without further ado... here are some pictures of some products that I’ve picked up over the last month or two:

Awhile ago I placed an order for some Lorac eye shadows on Hautelook.  If you don’t know what Hautelook is; it’s a website where you can get 50-75% off some of the best designer brands of today… they offer women’s, men’s and children clothing… as well as beauty products, travel getaways, and home goods!!
(if you are interested in becoming a member for free click through my invite link here http://www.hautelook.com/invite/SJeffers974 )

I will list below each picture what the retail cost of the stuff bought from hautelook and what I actually paid for them…


Lorac Lotsa Lip Plumping Lip Glass w/ Maxi-Lip in the color Cutie
I couldn’t find an original price for this gloss.  I believe it has be discontinued or something??  But most of the Lorace lip products start out at about $14… I bought this one off of Hautelook for only $1.99!!


Lorac Eye Shadow in the color Olive
Retail Price - $19
On Hautelook - $2.99 (I saved $16.01 on this eye shadow alone!)



Lorac Baked Matte Satin Shadow in (top) Chic, (bottom) Posh
Retail price - $22 (for each)
On Houtelook - $1.99!! (for each!!... you do the math on that one)

More pics

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Must Have Monday: C. Booth Derma36 - Oxygen Infusion Cell Rejuvenation Peel Kit

Must Have Monday - 4/11/2011

C. Booth Derma36 - Oxygen Infusion Cell Rejuvenation Peel Kit

I am really enjoying this product!  I would really like to try some different ones in the future, but this one is in my price range and is working great with my skin :-)

John Frieda Go Blonder Spray - A How To

This is just the way I like to use this product :-)

If your way is different, please comment it below :-)

Must Have Monday: BrushLab Round Brush

Must Have Monday - 4/4/2011
I got mine from Ulta with a coupon!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Must Have Monday - 3/21/2011

Origins VitaZing - Energy Boosting Moisturizer

New Sonia Kashuk Couture Brushes

I saw these newer brushes at my Target today... Naturally I had to buy a couple!
I took some quick pictures for you :-)

(Left) Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush, (Right) Eye Shadow Brush

(Left) Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush, (Right) Eye Shadow Brush

(Left) Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush, (Right) Eye Shadow Brush

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crown Brush!

Here's a haul of my very first crown brush purchase :-)
I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Maybelline Fit Me! Liquid Foundation

(Sorry about the poor picture quality... these were taken with my phone)

What this product claims:*Matches Natural skin tone
*Blends seamlessly
*Lets skin breath

My Thoughts;

I would have to agree with these claims!
This foundation is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite foundations…
-The shade I have is 115 and it also has an SPF of 18

After I bought this but before I tried it… I looked to YouTube for reviews.
I came across some that rated this very high (dry skin people) and very low (for my oily sisters)

I have to say that I fell in love with this product… It goes on very smooth and blends like a dream! If you like a light to medium foundation then this might be worth checking out.

I also found that I could build the coverage a little bit. But be careful, because if you try to over build, it will start to look cakey.

I have oily skin… I always have an issue with my face "eating" foundation that I apply… lol

The lasting power with this isn't the greatest… it won't be considered a long wearing foundation. I found that setting it with powder will help it last for at least a whole work day (with a few minor touch ups throughout the day)

The packaging feels very high end but with only a $6.48 price tag (prices may vary).  I found mine at my local Walmart but you can also find it at any drug store.  So if you decide to try this and end up not liking it, you won't have buyers remorse!

I hope this helps someone out there!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

The new Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – My shade in 230 Warm Ivory


 SMART-TONE TM technology adapts to the colour and texture of skin.
Flawless natural finish.
With an Oxygen Complex.
Lets your skin breathe.

I was skeptical with this foundation… I'm not a believer in the "Smart Tone Technology" but I wanted to be proved wrong!
I found this product to be a lighter coverage foundation then I was hoping for. It's very smooth and blends easily. It went on beautifully with my Sigma flat top kabuki. It didn't dry to fast on my face so I could take my time with it. I did have to wait till it dried completely to set it with powder. It looked wonderful when it was first applied… After about 2 to 3 hours of wear, I noticed that it became very splotchy! Especially around my nose, eyes and chin (my oiliest places). The weird thing about this foundation, at least this happened on my skin, it made random spots flaky and dry…??? (I think I'll chalk this one up to hormones tho… lol)
However, it's probably a great choice for the younger, fresher faced crowd… Teenagers and 20 something's. If you have more mature skin, I would pass on this one.

I hope this helps someone J

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Foundation

The First foundation I'm going to review is the Ulta brand mousse foundation.

I have to say that I was really hoping that this product was a huge thumbs up for me! I love the feel of the "mousiness" texture. The soft, fluffy feel has always been appealing to me. However, I've never tried a product like this before. When the new L'Oreal mousse came out I really wanted to try it but the price tag of $15.99 was a total turn off to me. (I'm not sure why I've never thought to purchase the Maybelline Mousse's?? hmmm… interesting lol)

Alas, while walking around Ulta I realized they were having a buy 2 Ulta brand products, get 2 Ulta Brand product free!! So I picked this up, along with some Ulta nail polish and makeup brushes (which I LOVE)
But I'm sad to say that it isn't on my list of favorite foundation to wear.
I applied this with my F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush (Sigma Click to see brush), and it went on beautifully initially. My face looked very matte and flawless… for about 30 minutes! Even with my Smashbox photo finish face primer!! Grrr….

I tend to have oily/combination skin and this product totally brought out the shine on my face. It literally only lasted on my face for roughly 30 minutes. The oils on my face just ate right through this stuff! Also I realized that up close, this settled in every fine line on my face. Even swatching this on my hand I can see it in every nook and cranny on my hand.

I am not every happy with this product at all! But I'm not willing to give up on it just yet. I'm going to try it again with different primers and during the summer months… I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Future Product Reviews

Liquid/Mousse Foundations

From Left to right
Ulta Extreme Wear matte Finish Mousse Foundation in – Light Ivory
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – 230 Warm Ivory
Maybelline FIT me! Foundation – 115 Ivory
L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation – Warm Natural Beige W4
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup – Natural Ivory 20
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation – 200 Soft Beige & 102 Warm Ivory

I will be reviewing all of these products listed above J
If you have any questions about any of these foundations please don't hesitate to comment below!

Friday, January 21, 2011

$$$ - What Am I Spending?

I've started to realize that I've been getting a bit out of control with my spending on beauty products...
So... I've decided to add my spending to my blog to help me keep things in check.  I couldn't find all of my receipts from this past month so I'm just going to start off with what I could find.

Why??  I'm hoping that writing about what I'm purchasing will help me to see where I'm wasting my money...

So for starters:

ULTA: 1/15/2011
Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron - $14.99
Derma Oxygen Cell Rejuvination Peel - $14.24
Conair Extreme Big Curls Hair - $29.99
Coupon for 20% OFF!!
Total - $50.03

Target: 1/21/2011
Aveeno Complete Foaming Face Wash - $6.49
Aveeno Skin Brightening Scrub - $6.49
Garnier Skin Gel - $6.29
Loreal Mascara Carbon Black - $5.99
Total - $26.78

CVS: 1/23/2011
Wet n Wild - Lust $4.99
Wet n Wild - Cool As A Cucumber $2.99 (BOGO @ 50% OFF!!) $1.49
Total - $6.87

$83.68 - January

I know that I also bought a few other things over this month so I'm going to assume that about $100 was spent...

So far I have no regrets buying any of it but if it changes I will let you know. :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Smashbox Photo Finish Light Face Primer

I’d like to talk about the Smashbox Photo Finish Light Face Primer. 

This product feels so good on my skin! It’s so silky and smooth and it helps decrease the look of my fine lines and wrinkles… What girl doesn’t love that?

This is and will be a part my daily skin care routine for a long time… After  my moisturizer has a chance to soak in, I apply one pump of this all over my face. Then, typically I’ll apply my foundation but even if I’m not planning on wearing any type of foundation I’ll put this on.  Smooth like budda!!... OK, so in reality, I don't use this daily.  It's way to expensive, and it tends to break me out if I use it to many days in a row...

If you have oily skin and have been looking for something to help control it... I would definitely recomend this product!www.saphora.com and www.ulta.com

However it does have a higher price tag of $36 but I think you can also buy the travel size for around $18. 

I think it’s worth the price but after this bottle I think I might try some cheaper alternatives…  We will see