Search This Blog

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cheap Makeup Websites

E.L.F. Makeup
This is definatley my favorite makeup brand. Everything's soooo cheap and a lot of their products are good quality (Not EVERYTHING, but really, what can you expect of a brand which sells most of their products for $1-3?) They have three lines in which they sell products, Essential (their cheapest line with most products only costing $1), Studio (their second cheapest prices with most products in the 3-5 dollar range), and their Mineral line ( their most expensive line with mineral makeup, and most products in the 3-8 dollar range.) Another great thing about E.L.F is that they often have deals, such as buy one get one half off on their best sellers , which is by the way, going on right now.

Cherry Culture
Cherry Culture is a website which sells discounted makeup. They sell Amuse, Ardell, Arissa, Beauty Blender, Bloom Cosmetics, Cherry Culture, China Glaze, Crazy Rumors, DUO, Facefront, Fresh Minerals, Girlactik Beauty, Japonesque, Jelly Pong Pong, Juice Beauty, Jordana, Kitten Vixen, L.A. Colors, L.A. Girl, L.A. Splash, Lucky Chick, Lulu Beauty, Luscious, Me! Bath, Mehron, Milani, Model in a Bottle, MOR Cosmetics, NYX, Palladio Beauty, Pinkie Swear, Pookie, Principessa, Sinful Colors, Styli-Style, Sugar Baby, TINte, Travalo, Vanity Mark, Violent Lips, and Wild and Crazy. I love Cherry Culture, and a lot of their products are at least two dollars of the retail price. However, their swatches are completely misleading, so you probably should check the brand's website to see what color you want, instead of Cherry Culture. Also, Cherry Culture takes a week to process usually, so you probably won't get your package for about two weeks if you choose normal shipping.

Okay, honestly this one doesn't have a ton of makeup but it's a great website for really good deals on pretty much everything. They sell lots of brand name accesories and apparell for up to 90% of the original price. Everything ships seperately, for a two dollar shipping rate. I bought from here and the other two websites that I listed and am very satisfied with the products.

Websites That I'm Thinking Of Buying From:

I'll try to update this list once I buy, or think about buying, makeup from websites that I haven't listed. Do you have any favorite cheap makeup websites? Let me know.That's it for now!  Bye!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bath and Body Works Semi Annual Sale!

Hey everyone! Bath and Body Works is having their semi-annual sale again! If you aren't familiar with their sales, twice a year, Bath and Body Works sells many of their products for insanely good deals.  Loads of products (mainly fragrance mists, lotions, and shower gels) are on sale for $3-5. These items can be bought online or in a store. I picked up twelve of these goodies at Bath and Body Works, and the total came to about $60. Here's what I bought:

From top to bottom:
Aromatherapy Sleep Body Lotion in Warm Milk and Honey,  Berry Vanilla Body Lotion,  Twisted Pepperment Body Lotion, Flawless Gold 24K Shimmer Powder Spray in Sweet Pea and Paris Amour, Be Enchanted Fragrance Mist, Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist, Frosted Snowberry Fragrance Mist, Honey Autumn Apple Fragrance Mist, Vanilla Bean Noel Fragrance Mist, Dreamy Vanilla Woods Fragrance, Paris Amour Fragrance Mist
Twisted Peppermint Body Lotion

Honey Autumn Apple Fragrance Mist

Paris Amour Fragrance Mist

Fosted Snowberry Fragrance Mist

Aromatherapy Sleep Body Lotion in Warm Milk and Honey

Flawless Gold 24K Shimmer Powder Spray in Sweet Pea and Paris Amour

Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist

Vanilla Bean Noel Fragrance Mist

Dreamy Vanilla Woods Fragrance Mist

Berry Vanilla Body Lotion

Be Enchanted Fragrance Mist

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Winter Nails

Hey guys! I decided to do winter/holiday themed nails. Sorry it's a little late, I did my nails last week but completely forgot to blog about them! My thumb has a snowman and my other fingers have candy canes. Here's how to get winter-y nails!

1. Paint a base coat to protect your nails and to make them chip less. I'm using Sally Hansen's Advanced Hard As Nails Nylon and Retinol Strengthener. Let dry

2. Paint two coats on your nails, painting your thumb blue and your other fingers white. Let dry
3. Paint one small dot in white on your thumb using a dotting tool (I'm using a pencil with a pin stuck in the eraser) in the lower third of your nail.
4. Paint 2 more dots, one in the middle and one at the tip, of your nail. The dot in the middle should be bigger than the top dot but smaller then the dot at the tip of your nail. Let dry
5. While waiting for your thumb to dry, paint about five lines in red on your other fingers, to look like a candy cane, using a thin brush. Let dry

6. Once you're thumb is dry, use the dotting tool to make two dots using a black nail polish on the smallest white dot for the eyes. Also, paint  three or four dots on the snowman's body for buttons. Then, using a thin brush, add arms to the snowman by painting two thin lines coming out of the middle dot, using black nail polish.
7. Using a red nail polish, create the snowman's scarf using a thin brush.

That's it! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2012

DIY Hair Mask with Honey

Hey Guys! I've recently started doing hair masks and I'm thrilled with the results! In the winter, my hair can get really dry and prone to breakage and this makes it soft and healthy again. I like to use it once a week so it stays nice and shiny. My hair is shoulder length and thin, so adjust it if needed. I should warn you though, although my hair hasn't lightened in color (I'm blonde naturally), some people have experienced hair lightening. Here's the recipe!

What You'll Need:

  • Honey 
  • Conditioner
  • Bowl
  • Tablespoon Measuring Spoon
  • Spoon
  1. Place one tablespoon of honey in a bowl
  2. Place on tablespoon of conditioner in a bowl
  3. Mix 
  4. Place the mixture in the microwave for about 8 seconds (until it gets slightly liquidy, I tried 15 seconds but it was too liquidy)
  5. Starting at your roots, apply the mixture to your hair until all of your hair is covered in the mask
  6. Put on a shower cap, or towel on your head, and wait 30 minutes (This mixture doesn't ever dry but this is a good amount of time for your hair to absorb the moisture)
  7. Wash it off with shampoo
That's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this easy DIY! Bye!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

E.L.F Review: Lip Balm SPF 15

Hey guys! Today I'm going to review E.L.F.'s Lip Balm with SPF 15 in Pink. It's a really nice moisturizing lip balm in a pretty soft pink color. The pigmentation is fairly light, so it's great for a natural look but not as a alternative to lipstick. I also bought this in Peach but was dissapointed since it was bright orange insead of the pinky-peach shown on the website. It's slightly minty smelling, which didn't bother me at all, in fact, I kind of liked the smell. The packaging is very pretty and convienient. I love this product!

                                                                   Natural Lighting

                                                                         With Flash

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Top 3 Makeup Products

Boots No 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
I love this illuminator sooooo much! It works really well for me as in the winter, as my skin is dry and dull. However, I wouldn't suggest this for people with oily skin since the shine can be mistaken for oil. One of the things that I love about this is that it has a subtle shimmer that catches the light but doesn't look to glittery. One of my worries about this product before I bought this was that it would be reminiscent of little girl makeup parties. You know, where you get your nails all glittery and they shake glitter on your face and place a shiny star on you're cheek? It totally wasn't though, and looked fairly natural. It's also an exact dupe for Benefit's High Beam. At half the price ($13), and two times the size (1 FL Oz.), Boots No 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion is a great deal! The color is gorgeous too! It's a beautiful pearl-like soft pink. Boots is a UK brand but their products can be bought at Target. I love this!

E.LF.  HD Blush in "Headliner"
This is a great blush for a natural, glowy look! I use this every day and absoloutley love it! However, at the beginning, I looked exactly like a clown. It was my first liquid blush and I was completely confused how to use it. A few makeup removing pads later, I had figured out how. Place a tiny drop on your hand, and by tiny, I really mean tiny. It's REALLY pigmented so I usually use the smallest amount that I can get, about the size of a head of a needle. Then put the dot on your cheek and use a sponge to blend it in. You can add more blush if you want the color to be more intense. This blush will last me FOREVER and it only costs 3 dollars! It comes in 5 colors, Headliner, Superstar, Diva, Encore, and Showstopper.

Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in "Transluscent"
This product is great for people with oily skin. It really controls any excess oil on my face and stays matte. During the summer, my face can get really oily and this is great for that! It also comes in colored powders, Sandy, and Silky Beige. It lasts about 5 hours without re-applying. It also doesn't leave a white cast on my face. It's also really cheap in the $3-5 range. I love it!