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Monday, September 2, 2013

Cat Lady Outfit

Hey guys! When I went to the mall yesterday, as I was looking around Forever 21, I noticed this adorable cat print crop top, so of course I just HAD to get it. Later, when I was looking at the accessories, I found this insanely cute cat headband, and I knew it was destiny. A cat print top AND a kitten headband? It was just too good. Since I am completely obsessed with cats and own two beautiful cats currently, I ended up buying both, and I'm so glad I did. They're just too cute to pass up! When I got home, I put together an outfit including both of my cat lady purchases, and I think it goes really well with both. Also, I think this outfit would be so adorable for Halloween if you're more of a low key kind of gall, but I personally am totally going to rock this on a daily basis. Love it!

The print on this shirt...It's just so perfect! I mean, who can resist a shirt with tons of kittens on it? Definitely not the kind of girl who watches "Surprise Kitty"over and over again. Not that I do that.....No, I'm COMPLETELY normal. I was just, you know, guessing ;) That type of girl would probably stand in front of the mirror for ten minutes, admiring the adorable pattern until her friend who's waiting outside of the fitting room stall says " Hey Carrie! You ready to go yet?" Even if you aren't as crazy about cats, it would be hard not to fall in love with this shirt. I mean seriously, just look at it. Perfection in a crop top (which BTW, hits about the top of my jeans).

This is the cutest headband that I have ever seen. Seriously, isn't it adorable? These lovely cat ear headbands are very popular in Japan, and are also currently big in America. I can totally understand why, because who doesn't want to look like a bejeweled kitten? No one I tell you. This style of headband was also worn on Taylor Swift in her music video "22". Gotta love Tay. She also is a total cat lady, and has a beautiful cat, Meridith. I think that both Meridith and Taylor would totally approve of this headband:) It's pretty much the best thing ever. Pearls adorn the golden cat ear silhouette, and it's also suprisingly comfortable. If you want this headband but don't feel the urge to head out to Forever 21, check out this Cat Ears Headband DIY. Love!

I'm actually going to wear a pretty light emerald blazer that I bought from Target, but they don't have it anymore. This is fairly similar, except a little brighter. I wanted to pair this outfit with a green blazer to make the eyes of the kittens pop. Also, I think that the blazer tones down the look, making it more appropriate for everyday use. Plus, this jacket is now only $29.97, so you have no reason not to get it!

This is just your average pair of skinnies, but only $7.80! I think I'm gonna buy myself some of those right now! I chose a pair of dark skinny jeans because, well, 1. I practically live in skinny jeans, and 2. I wanted to keep the top the star of the show. 

I'm sorry, I just had to do it. I know you're all probably thinking "Too much cat!", but the truth is, you can never have too much cat. Never ever. It's just not possible. That's why I couldn't resist the urge to include these Leopard Loafers in the outfit. Plus, they're $22.80, so they're affordable too! Yay!

Total Outfit Cost: $79.17










Saturday, August 3, 2013

Makeup That You Need This Summer: E.L.F. Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection

Hey everyone! I discovered some great makeup this summer that are perfect for the heat! They all appear extremely natural on my skin, which is great because I'm totally into the no-makeup look. I love them all! To share them with you, I'm going to write a review for all of them in the next few days. Today, I'm going to start with E.L.F.'s Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection.


E.L.F. Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection
I bought this lovely sunscreen at E.L.F.'s 50% off everthing sale. With the discount, it was $3, which is insanely inexpensive, but normally it costs $6 on their website, which is also a really good deal. If you aren't aware of the importance of sunscreen, I found a great article here. I know that sunscreen is really important and should be used daily, but in all honesty, most days I walk out of the door without even thinking about sunscreen. In an effort to fit in more SPF, I was on the lookout for a new daily sunscreen that doesn't cause me to break out or one that takes an hour to slather on and sink in. Luckily, I found this great powder sunscreen that's really easy and quick to apply and doesn't cause any blemishes (of which I have a fair share of already). Everyday, I put E.L.F.'s Studio Sunscreen with UVA/UVB Protection on with my E.L.F. Mineral Powder Brush under my makeup. Because it's a loose powder, it can get a little bit messy, but that's not a big issue for me. Inside the container, there's a little makeup applicator puff, but I prefer not to use it. It comes in rather bulky black packaging that houses 0.035 ounces of product. The color is transparent, and because it's a powder, there isn't the greasy feeling that some liquid sunscreens cause. Also, it's unscented, so those of you who are sensitive to fragrances shouldn't have a problem. It really works well for me, and I hope you try it and love it as much as I do!

A Quick Run-Down
Pros: SPF 45, Transparent, Non-comedigenic, Feels Light on Skin, Inexpensive, Unsented
Cons: Bulky Packaging, Messy
Size: 0.035 oz of powder
Price: $6 on the E.L.F. website
Color: Transparent
Fragrance: Unscented

Questions? Feel free to ask me in the comment section!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Anti-Shine Stick Foundation Review

Hey everyone! I went to a nearby Walmart a few days ago, and found Maybelline's new Fit Me Anti-Shine Stick Foundation. It was mentioned in a Seventeen magazine a couple months ago, and ever since then, I've been on the hunt for this. When I was at Walmart, a lady was stocking the shelves, and I saw a glimpse of this foundation, and pretended to look intently at the they Baby Lips display :) I, of course, ended up knocking a couple Baby Lips off of the racks, because I am so stealthy. So stealthy, that I occasionally trip over lint.
I bought the shade 115, which is a near perfect match for me. They had 12 shades in the display, 110, 115, 120, 130, 220, 230, 235, 240, 310, 330, 340, and 355. This foundation comes in a stick format, which houses .32 ounces of product, and has a gel to powder consistency. There are two layers of product in this foundation. In the center there is a mattifying formula, and on the outside of the stick is the foundation. At first glance, it appears as the anti-shine core is white, but it is actually transparent. It claims to be a anti-shine foundation, with light to medium coverage. I found that this statement is true.
I have very confusing skin, that I categorize as "extreme combination" skin. Basically, it is either extremely dry or extremely oily, and often both at the same time, with patches of dryness on an oily surface, or vice versa. Pretty much, it's just a huge pain. To make matters worse, I also have acne, and my skin is fairly sensitive. This foundation is perfect for my skin type, because it mattifys the oily sections of my skin, doesn't cling to the dry patches, and doesn't aggravate my acne, or my sensitive skin. Yay!!!
The foundation does in fact provide light to medium coverage, and conceals redness and minor blemishes. It also is very blend-able, and only takes about half a minute to apply it. I apply it directly from the tube in streaks, and the blend it with my fingers. It lasted about 6 hours for me, and would be very easy to touch up. It doesn't have a strong fragrance, but you might notice a slight sunscreen-y scent if you sniff the foundation. If so, the smell would probably be the least of your problems, since from that point on, all of your family and friends would bring up your weird habits every time you see each other:) Still, the scent is kind of odd, as it doesn't have any SPF to my knowledge. I have heard that it costs about $8.99 at most drugstores, but I bought mine for $6.94 at Walmart, so prices vary depending on the store and location.
I am obsessed with this foundation, and I think it's great for summer, and year round. I love it! Have you tried Maybelline's new Fit Me Anti-Shine Stick Foundation yet? I'd love to know what you think!

Grade: A+!









Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dippin Dots nail polish tutorial

My Dippin Dot Nails!!!Yeah, I know that my hands are in an akward position:)
Hey everyone! This week I was feeling summery, so when I looked at all of my nail polishes, I wanted to use all of the bright, summery colors. While figuring out what to do, I stumbled upon a couple blogs , like Amber's , who did a dippin dot themed nail art that I loved and could include all of my neon colors in. Score! Also, I just bought some dotting tools from Amazon that I wanted to try, so I was also excited that I could use them instead of my usual dotting tool (the head of a pin stuck onto a pencil's eraser). Yipee! The nail polishes that I used were: Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Snappy Sorbet, Milani's Neon Polish in PINK ROCKS, Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Mellow Yellow., Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Blue Me Away, Sally Hansen's Intsta-Dri Nail Polish in Clearly Quick, Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Nail Polish Base Coat, and Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Mellow Yellow.
Tutorial:
  1. Paint a clear base coat of nail polish to lengthen the wear time and strengthen your nails. I'm using Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Base Coat. Let dry.
  2. Pour a small amount (about quarter sized) of each nail polish color on a painter's pallet if you can, and use that to make the nail polish more easily accessable for the dots.
  3. Pick up some paint with your dotting tool, and dot a circle onto your nail. Continue doing this, varying the dot colors, until your nail is covered. Let dry. 
  4. Seal in your new gorgeous nails with a clear coat. I love Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri nail polish in Clearly Quick.
That's it! I love this nail look, and whenever I look at my nails, they make me hungry for Dippin Dots! Thanks for reading!                                                                                                             

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Turn $5 shoes from Walmart into cute and unique shoes with Mod Podge and Paper

Once again, sorry that I haven't blogged in a while. Life's just so busy that I haven't really had time to blog. (Yeah, I know, I've used that excuse alot. It's always true though.)Anyway, one of the reasons that I was busy was because I was decorating my shoes! I bought some plain white shoes at Walmart for $5 and then decorated them. I'm super excited about how these turned out. Here's what I did to decorate them!

Materials:

  • Plain shoes
  • Magazines or Printer Paper (and a printer)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
Instructions
  1. Choose whether you'd like to mod podge on magazine clippings, or if you'd like to print out small pictures on a lnkjet printer. If you print pictures out, there is a chance that the ink will run. To prevent this from happening, I suggest leaving the papers for a day to make sure that the ink is completely dry and will not smudge. I mod podged magazine clippings on to my shoe because I didn't want to wait for the paper to dry completely ( I may be just a tad bit impatient), also I wanted the colors to be bright, and my printer was running out of toner, so it would probably turn out more colorless. The size that I suggest for pictures is about a one inch square, although I cut out some larger pictures for the background of my shoe. This is because when I covered my shoe with small pictures, even if there was a space in between the small pictures, it would be covered by a design.
 
 2. Create a Mod Podge sandwich. By this I mean to apply one coat of mod podge and immediately afterwards apply the pictures, then to seal with another coat of mod podge. When working on the first layer of mod podge, I applied it in sections and then glued the pictures on, and then applied mod podge to another section and repeated this process. I decided on only mod podging the top section of my shoe, but you could mod podge as little or as much as you'd like. The mod podge that I used was Outdoor Mod Podge, so even if I step in a puddle, my shoes should be safe

3. Let it dry.

4. Add any other elements to your shoe. I used a blue sharpie to go along the edges of fabric to really make it pop.

5. Admire your new shoes!








Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Jessie's Girl Nail Polish in Glee

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been forever since I wrote a post, life's just been so busy with school and homework, so it's hard to find time to blog. Also, my new obsession with one of the best shows in the world, LOST probably doesn't help either. This week, I'm wearing a Jessie's Girl High Intensity Nail Polish in the color Glee. Glee is one of those colors that's just so pretty that I have to just stare at it all day, rolling my fingers back and forth so the sparkles catch the light. Then someone rudely brings me back to reality by saying, "Heellllooo, Earth to Carrieeee." Glee for me is slightly reminiscent of wraping paper. It brings me back to right before a birthday party, wrapping a present and anxiously waiting. It also reminds me of mermaid's tails. Okay, I haven't officially seen one, but I love books about teenagers turning into mermaids (don't worry, it's not that weird a book choice, I'm still in middle school), so I think that I've kind of figured out what they should look like. I've never been a huge fan of mythical beings like unicorns, but for some reason mermaids intrigue me. I think it's the concept of looking slightly like a human, but being able to swim insanely quickly in water. I remember a show that I used to watch called H₂0 which was about mermaids who led completely normal teen lives, and they sped through water, beating boats by a long shot. Being not the best swimmer in the world, I was amazed with their speed. Glee is a holographic nail polish, and appears either a dark blue or sea green, depending on the lighting. Because it's a holo polish, small flecs of sparkles are visible, but from a distance, it appears to be a blue-green, almost metalic, color. The picture below doesn't do Glee justice, it's a truly gorgous color, and the picture doesn't even begin to capture it's beauty. I've been wearing this nail polish for 5 days now, and it has two major chips, and five minor chips. Honestly, that's about average wear time for me. I'm really hard on my nails, since my fingers are always doing something so that probably shortens wear time. I love Glee! (I'm talking about the nail polish FYI, that wasn't just a random outburst about a TV show...although that's totally the kind of thing that I would do) Bye!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Review

Hey everyone! I bought Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer in the color 115 about a week ago and, once again, Maybelline did a good job on concealers. Will it replace my favorite concealer, Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer that I did a review on here? Probably not, but it's a great, inexpensive concealer. Maybelline also has a blush, bronzer, pressed powder, and liquid foundation in this line that you can buy from here (you have to click on the "Show More" button located under and between the bronzer and foundation to view their pressed powder) or almost any other drugstore that sells Maybelline. I like Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer because it has good coverage, comes in many colors, and blends nicely. I use Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer mainly on blemishes, and it covers well. I also love that this concealer comes in 18 shades, 6 for light skin, 6 for medium skin, and 6 for darker skin. I often have trouble finding a concealer that is a good shade for me, and appreciate that Maybelline has created a concealer in many different shades and undertones. Love it! Are you excited about Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer?

Swatches on my 115 skin (Sorry the numbers are weird, it was hard to draw on my arm with an eyeliner pen)


Colors Left to Right: 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135
Colors Left to Right: 245, 235, 230, 225, 220, 215
Colors Left to Right: 310, 315, 320, 325, 350, 355
A sampler that I got at a store so I could do all of these swatches








Friday, February 22, 2013

LORAC is on Hautelook!

Hey everyone! This is probably going to be a fairly short post, but I wanted to alert you that LORAC is on Hautelook.com along with TEI Spa, Alterna, KareCo Shears & Tools, and Crown Brush in the beauty section. If you aren't familiar with Hautelook, it's a website that partners with companies to bring customers up to 75% off of their retail price. Their are new companies on Hautelook every day, and membership is free. I believe that Hautelook has carried LORAC before, and the deal ends on Monday 25, 2013. Many of the items are more than half of, and there are many great deals. Items run out fairly quickly, so buy them fast, if you want something that's on hold, I would check again later to see if they've restocked it. I didn't include any items that were already sold out on the list, but by time that you see this post, more may be gone

LORAC makeup on Hautelook:

Sweet Temptations Full Face Collection: All 4 sets for $18, which is 50% off of the original price
                 Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection: All 4 for $12, which is 57% off of the original price

Evening out Complexion Kit-Tan: Kit for  $10, which is 74% off of the original price
Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio-Rockstar: Eyeshadow  for $5, which is 81% off of the original price
Visual Effects Curling, Seperating, and Lengthening Mascara: Mascara for $10, which is 50% off of the original price
Lip Pencil-#4: Pencil for $3, which is 81% off of the original price
Lip Pencil-#5: Pencil for $3 which is 81% off of the original price

Lip Pencil-#6: Pencil for $3, which is 81% off of the original price.
Lip Pencil-#14: Pencil for $3, which is 81% off of the original price
Lip Pencil-#18: Pencil for $3, which is 81% off of the orignal price

aquaPRIME Oil-Free Makeup Primer: Primer for $12, which is  63% off of the original price
That's it! I hope you find something good on Hautelook!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day nails tutorial

Hey everybody! So, for Valentine's Day, I decided to do a glittery, girly design on my nails. So, pink and purple nail polish and glitter automatically came to mind. Here it is!

1. Paint a basecoat of purple. Let dry. I'm using Wet n Wild's Megalast Nail Polish in "On a Trip". Sorry about the pic, it's horrible quality and the real color is a little ligther than that.



2. Using a thin nail brush (or, if you're totally ninja, a normal brush) paint a pink heart on top of the purple basecoat.

3. Tap pink glitter onto the pink heart while it's still wet. The glitter that I'm using is by Martha Stewart in the color tourmaline, but you can use any glitter with small grains. Shake off the extra glitter onto a paper.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer Review


WARNING: If you're mad at yourself for not picking up Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer when you went to the drugstore and you're looking for a blog critisizing this product to make you feel better about not buying it (or is that just me who does things like that?) this is the wrong post for you. I absoloutely love this concealer!!! I bought Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer in the color "Fair" and it's got to be my favorite concealer that I've tried yet. First of all, it stays on for forever! Most of my concealers only stay for about two hours and then fade! They must be magicians or something, since they always disappear! If you're like me and tired of their tricky magic acts,  this concealer doesn't vanish! It lasts for a long time and is very blendable. I generally use Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer on blemishes, but it works well on dark circles to. This concealer provides medium to full coverage and works really well on pretty much everything. I like to apply Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer with E.L.F.'s Concealer Brush ($1) from their Essential Line since the original doe foot applicator isn't as precise and it also gets too much product on your skin. Love it! What's your favorite concealer?

Pros: Long-Lasting, Blendable, Good Coverage
Cons: Useless Aplicator


Grade: A+

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bag Balm Uses in Beauty

Hey everyone! This is a short post, but Bag Balm is good for a lot more then cows, so I thought I'd share some of the uses of this product. Honestly, when I read that Bag Balm is amazing for thin nails, I was a little bit sceptical. I wasn't quite sure if using something that farmers use on cow's was really going to help as much as the internet said it would, but I tried it.  As gross as this sounds, my nails are extremely brittle, and layers of my nail flake a lot. I like to apply a layer of bag balm to my nails when I'm not wearing polish, and it really helps strengthen them. Another use in beauty is for moisturizer. Applying Bag Balm to your skin really moisturizes it, and a lot of people love using bag balm for cracked and dry hands and feet. I bought mine at ACE I believe, but I was in a little farming town in Wisconsin at the time, so I'm not sure how easy it is to find in bigger cities. If you can't find it anywhere, you can always find it at Walgreens.com for $8.99. Love it! Are you going to try Bag Balm?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural: Review

Hey everyone! Recently, I've been loving NYX's Rouge Cream Blush in Natural. It's a gorgeous, natural looking color and great for everyday makeup. I like to set NYX's Cream Blush with E.L.F's powder blush from their studio line in Tickled Pink for long-lasting color. After setting it with a powder blush, the color stays on for about eight hours which is great! To apply, I take a cosmetics sponge, dab it in the cream blush, and then swipe it onto my cheeks. It's very pigmented, so it'll last a long time, as you only need to use a little on each cheek. That also means that it's fairly easy to achieve a more dramatic look with this blush, simply by dabing more color onto your cosmetics sponge. Another great thing about this, is that it's very affordable. It costs $6.75 on NYX's Website and $6.99 at Ulta, but you can also buy NYX's Rouge Cream Blush at Cherry Culture for $4.90. Love it! How do you feel about NYX's Rouge Cream Blushes?

NYX's Rouge Cream Blush in Natural



Swatch

Monday, January 21, 2013

6 DIY Facial Masks and Scrubs for Acne

Hey everybody, today I'm going to share with you some masks that I have heard about, tried, and loved! All of the recipes will be brief, since I'm going to have multiple recipies, but if you have any questions, comment below and I will answer them. I will also add more recipes once I find new ones that I love. Here they are!

Egg Whites and Yogurt Mask

Thing's You'll Need

  • Two eggs
  • Two Tablespoons of plain yogurt.
Recipe
  1. Seperate two egg whites from the rest of the egg and place the white of the egg in the bowl
  2. Add the plain yogurt to the eggs and mix. Never use flavored yogurt, as it contains sugar and other ingredients that may be more harmful to the condition of your skin then beneficial.
  3. Put this mixture on your face and wait for thirteen minutes.
  4. Wash off
Strawberry Mask For Oily Skin

Thing's You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
Recipe
  1. Mash these two ingredients using a fork, or a blender. If you have a blender easily accesable, I suggest you use it, I used a fork since I was to lazy to get the blender, and my mask didn't end up completely smooth.
  2. Apply to your face and wait for 10-15 minutes 
  3. Wash off
Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask

I've written a post about this mask here

Sugar and Citrus Scrub

Thing's You'll Need
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • Half of an orange
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
Recipe
  1. Squeeze half of an orange and put the juice in a bowl
  2. Add the sugar and honey and stir
  3. Apply the mixture to your face and scrub for about 2-3 minutes 
  4. Wash off
Juice Mask For Oily Skin

Thing's You'll Need
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Recipe
  1. Take off the stems of the strawberries and mash them with a fork or place them in the blender and blend them. Place the blended strawberries in the bowl
  2. Seperate the egg white from the yolk and add the egg white to the bowl with the strawberries
  3. Add the honey and lemon juice and mix
  4. Apply to your face and wait for 10 minutes
  5. Wash off
Honey Mask

Thing's You'll Need
  • Honey
Recipe
  1. Apply the honey to your face and leave on for 30 minutes
  2. Wash off. (yes, it's that simple)

Bye! I hope that you enjoyed this post! 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Favoite Drugstore Makeup Tag!

Hey everyone! Today I decided to do the My Favorite Drugstore Makeup Tag! I've seen this tag floating around quite a bit and decided to jump on the bandwagon.

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

Definatley E.L.F. All of their products are extremely inexpensive, and similar to more high end brands. I really love E.L.F.'s Studio Line, which are mostly three dollars, and the quality is amazing for the price. Their Studio brushes are especially fantastic, and SOOO soft.A lot of products in their Studio and Essential lines can be bought at Target.

2. What are your favorite face, lip, and cheek products?

My favorite face product is definately Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent. It keeps my face matte for about five hours, and it's really great to have in the summer. I would have to say that my favorite lip product is Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch. It's such a gorgeous color, very moisturizing, smells good, and is also extremely wearable. For cheek products, I absoloutely love E.L.F.'s HD Blush in Headliner. It's a very pigmented liquid blush in a pretty pink color, with long lasting color. The container is about the size of a nail polish bottle and will last me forever as you only need the smallest amount ever to get natural looking, flushed cheeks. I did a review of Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent and E.L.F.'s HD Blush in Headliner here and a review of Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch here.

3. Least Favorite Product?

L.A. Girl's Illuminating Blush in Bashful. I was really hoping that this would be a great blush, but instead, I was extremely disapointed since the pigmentation is bad, the texture is chalky and the smell is horrible! Hate it!

4. What is your favorite underdog product?

My favorite underdog product would have to be Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer. I feel like not that many people talk about it, and is definately deserves more attention. It provides full coverage, blends nicely, and lasts a long time. I love it!

5. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Pretty much everything from Pysicians Formula. Their products aren't cheap (mostly all of them are $10-$20), and their quality is definately not good enough to be that expensive. I do pick up some of their products when they are on sale for about $4 at my Target, Big Lots, or Grocery Outlet, but that's all that I would pay for them.

6. Best drugstore dupe?

 My favorite drugstore dupe is Boots' No 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion as a dupe for Benefit's High Beam. Boots' verison is $13 and more that twice the size of Benefit's High Beam which costs $26.

7. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Probably EOS' lip balms. I like them, but they are pretty average lip balms that I don't think are as spectacular as a lot of people say.

I hope you enjoyed this! I had fun making this post and hope you liked reading it! What's your favorite drugstore makeup? Bye!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nutra nail gel perfect review

Hey everyone! I bought Nutra Nail's Gel Perfect gel nail polish awhile back, but haven't written a blog about it yet, so I decided to. I picked up a pack of two at Grocery Outlet for about $9, and I'm sure glad that I didn't pay full price (about $11-$16 each). I love Grocery Outlet though, and if you have one near you, definately check out the aisle with makeup. A lot of their products are about 75% off the original price, and have brands like Physicians Formula, Maybelline, L'oreal, and Revlon. Anyway, when I got this, I was super excited, since I have always wanted a gel manicure but didn't want to spend the money on a starter kit in case I disliked it as much as this. I was extremely disapointed with the results. The instructions say to first apply one coat of activator, and then imediately afterward to brush on the gel color and repeat, and then one more coat of activator. The smell of the activator really bugged me. I can't quite explain the scent but it's extremely strong and disgusting. The color is very sheer and it takes multiple coats to get a good color. Also, the activator works like glue, and if you get any on your hand, it stays for awhile unless you remove it with nail polish remover. Also, it chipped almost imediately. When I was finished, I was extremely disapointed, and removed it imediately, only to find that it takes approximately 10 minutes to get it off. Repurchase? Never ever. Have you ever had success with at home gel manis?



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Review

Hey everyone! I just bought Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch, and love it! I honestly don't know why I didn't buy it before, I've passed by it so many times and always wanted to buy it but never have until now. I mean, it's not like it's expensive, with a price tag of around three dollars. Anyway, first of all, the smell is great! Pink Punch is fruity and smells delicious. The color is a fairly sheer, bright pink and is very moisturizing. I love this and extremely recomend this to anyone who like tinted lip balms. Repurchase? Definately. Do you like Maybelline Baby Lips?





Friday, January 4, 2013

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick

Hey everybody! Yesterday, I went to Walgreens to search for Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick. I had heard a lot of good reviews for this product and that it was a dupe for Clinique's Chubby Stick, so I had to go out and get it. I don't have Clinique's Chubby Stick, so I can't compare these two, but of the reviews that I saw, the owners of both of these products preferred Neutrogena's take on it.  Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick costs about nine dollars at most places, but the prices may vary at different stores and cities. First of all, I love the texture, it's so creamy. I bought this in Sweet Watermelon, which is a bright pink with sparkles. Although I wish there weren't sparkles, I love this enough that I would definately buy it again.  The color is fairly sheer, so it's great for everyday wear. As for the moisturizing properties, I can't exactly say since I've only used this for a day, but my lips did seem to be a little bit more moisturized after one use. Lastly, the smell is amazing! Mine smells fruity, but each color might smell different, however, if you absoloutely HATE scents, you might want to stay away.  To my knowledge, you can find Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick at Walgreens, CVS, http://www.neutrogena.com/, and Target. What do you think about Nutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick?Bye!



Sorry the swatch isn't very good