Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HAULS: CVS 50-75% Off Sales + Coupons

I recently made two trips to CVS for their huge 50-75% off sales. If you dont have a CVS near you checkout Walgreens, they're having the same sale. I also went because I had some Extra Bucks coupons that i needed to use. Below are the items i got and their prices!

Victora's Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pretty Buff

This is my new favorite lip balm!!! Victora's Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pretty Buff is not only nude, shimmery, and beautiful, but its totally soothing and moisturizing. It has a cooling sensation on the lips, but not the "tingly" feeling you get from some minty balms. You can purchase these for $7 alone, or 2 for $12, or 4 for $20 along with other Beauty Rush makeup products from Victorias Secret (mix & match). 

This tub is pretty deep so it will take me quite a while to go through the entire thing, but as soon as I do i will be buying more ASAP!! 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Renpure Organics Amazing Miracle Deep Penetrating Reconstructor

Whew. Looong name. I purchased this trial-size packed of Renpure Organics Amazing Miracle Deep Penetrating Reconstructor at Walgreens for 99¢ a few weeks ago. At the time i had very long hair (ive had 9 inches cut off since then) and this packet was good for 2 uses for me. With the medium shoulder-length hair i have NOW it would be good for about 4 uses.

It isnt anything amazing... I mean it does soften hair but not as well as you would expect from a "deep pentrating" conditioner. It worked about as well as any of my daily conditioners did. Nothing special. I might re-purchase this because its travel friendly, but not for home use.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Victoria's Secret Face Trio in Captivate

This beautiful blush/bronzer/highlighter trio from Victoria's Secret in 'Captivate' ($15) is my new favorite blush!! I apply it with my Ecotools Blending Kabuki brush which picks up the products and distributes it in sheer layers for easily blendable and buildable coverage. These trio's come in 3 more shades, I chose one of the lightest ones because i have very fair skin. I love the way this blush looks on my skin! It does has a tiny hint of shimmer, but its not a ton so dont think it'll make your cheeks look glittery, it wont. Definitely a re-purchase when im finished with this one.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CoverGirl Whipped Shadows in Whipped Copper

Wow. I have had this single cream shadow for at least 5 years, lol. I remember buying it at KMart when they were brand new in late 2006. It has been lost in the depths of my makeup collection for a long time. Mainly because i find cream shadows hard to work with because they crease so easily, and because i simply forgot about it, lol.

Its actually a really beautiful shade. Its a copper shade with pink shimmer/undertones, and the texture is literally like some of the new whipped foundations. It isnt your typical cream shadow. If CoverGirl still sold these I cant really say i'd buy more but i like having this in my collection.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ECOTOOLS Blending Kabuki Brush

I had no idea ECOTOOLS made this cute little kabuki brush until I found it at a Walgreens a few weeks ago. It was roughly $8. Ive been using this blending kabuki for applying setting powders overtop of my foundation and for blushes and it works really well!! Its for sheer buildable coverage, so you're not going to get the same effect as a firm tapered brush.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Twilight

This Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Twilight was a total disappointment for me. As you can see from the swatch is not pigmented at all and VERY sheer. The shade itsself is pretty, its a sheer pink with purple/blue duochrome shimmer. Its a little hard to describe, but really cute. Unfortunately, it just doesnt work for me. I paid roughly $5-$7 at WalMart for this.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

EOS Hand Lotion

These cute little EOS hand lotions have quickly became my favorite purse staple. I throw them in with a hand sanitizer. Theyre the perfect size, they moisturize well, and they smell really fresh. I paid $2.99 for this at WalMart which is not bad at all! If you're looking for a travel-friendly hand lotion you should really check these out!

Friday, May 20, 2011

L'Oreal HIP Bright Shadow Duo

I bought this super bright eyshadow duo from L'Oreal HIP at Walmart a couple years ago and havent really used it much. Im pale with green eyes and this is waaayyyy too bright for me, im not sure what I was thinking when i bought this.

However, the eyeshadows are VERY pigmented, have long staying power, and dont crease. Overall, they're nice shadows but these two particular shades are not for me. I cant remember the price or specific name of this duo, sorry.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

i-Mark Shadows and Blushes by Mark. (AVON)

My Collection of I-Mark Shadows and Blushes




Biscotti and Java

Tart and Vintage Khaki

Blush in Kitten Glo, and eyeshadows in Cake and Gliteratti

'Pure' Shadows in Pretty Pinks

Top row: Blushes in After Glo and Cameo Glo
Bottom row: Eyeshadows in Fairy Dust, Crush, Plum Velvet, and Gioa

Click any of the photos to enlarge them! This is my collection of i-Mark. shadows and blushes from Mark. (AVON). I have organized them a little better since swatching these, so i apologize for the randomness, lol.  All of these shadows and blushes are very pigmented and smooth, no chalkiness. Shade names are under swatch photos. These are roughly $5 each, and the palettes are customizable w/ magnetic bases so you can mix & match the shades you buy however you want and make your own palettes! Brushes are included.