Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Deal of the Week

Cyber Monday is the digital version of Black Friday. With the addition of Ebates, I do pretty much 90% of my holiday shopping online. This year is kind of difficult though because I'm at a TOTAL loss of what to buy most people this year. Greaaatt! Anyway, my fave Cyber Monday deal is courtesy of ELF. 55% off your total order!! WoohoOo!

I've only received info on ELF, Amazon and QVC Cyber Monday Deals. If anyone hears of any others (which I'm sure there are TONS!), please let me know!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CVS L'Oreal Clearance!

Last week, I read a post on Noveau Cheap's blog about certain L'Oreal products being 75% off at CVS. I went in last week to buy some soda and like always, I took a quick walk down the cosmetics aisle. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few L'Oreal products marked down. I decided to nab a few to check them out.

Left to right:
HiP Studio Secrets Kohl Liner in Black
HiP Shine Struck Gloss in Euphoria
HiP Color Presso Gloss in Posh
L'Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Petal


Top to bottom, Left to right:
Pink Side of Presso Gloss-BLAH
Nudeish side of presso gloss- BLAHer
Euporia Gloss- very pretty
Bare Naturale Gloss
Kohl Liner

Overall, I'm glad some of these products were on clearance. The prices ranged from $2.50-$4.00. My fave of the products is the Euphoria gloss. I like the softness of the Bare Naturale gloss, but I wore it for 3 days straight and that broke out around my lips. The Kohl liner isn't as black as I had hoped, but it does stay put on the waterline. Happy shopping!

Monday, November 22, 2010's been a while!

Hello my lovelies,

Wow- it has been like three weeks since my last blog post! I wish I could say I was super busy with something fabulous, but I wasn't. I started teaching after school, studying hard core for my next exam and have been having some massive relationship difficulties. That in combination with laziness equals a neglected blog. :( So I have a couple of blog posts up my sleeves for the next couple of weeks.

Last month I watched a video by MissGlamorazzi on Birchbox. Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample program. For $10 a month you receive 4-5 luxe beauty samples. The brands range from Benefit, to Cargo, to Kiehls and TONS of other brands. I signed up immediately, becaysewho doesn't love getting presents!

The first box I received was November's box.

The adorable box. I really love the simplicity of their packaging.

Each month you receive a card with a mini description of the products and their prices. I think this is a great reference to include in case you really love a product.

Cargo Bronzer in Medium (my fave item of the bunch!)
Too Faced Prim & Poreless Face Primer
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Opal (this is a very browny, neutral color, not at all like shown in the photo)
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Face Cream
Face Shop Collagen Sheet Mask

Below are swatches of the bronzer and gloss. The bronzer looks quite dark on my hand, but when applied with a light hand and a fluffy powder brush it actually works really well to brighten up my face. The gloss is also dreamy, it's a bit sticky but it smells like chocolate- so all is forgiven!

All in all, I think Birchbox is a really fantastic site and service. You can also earn Birchbox points by doing reviews on the items in your monthly box. When you accumulate 100 points you get $10 towards the purchase of the items and brands carried by Birchbox. A pretty brills idea if you ask me and a great gift idea!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sephora F&F Haul

I made a very, teensy, tiny Sephora F&F order. I've been trying to buy a lot of new Drugstore products to test out.

Stila Travel Palettes in:

Trendsetting in Tokyo
Road to Radiance- Road Across the USA
The Balm Timebalm Concealer in Light

I had read a lot about these cute little palettes, and since I never tried Stila I thought this was a great way to test it out. I've also been on a cream blush kick and these both contained one- yay! I also have been on the hunt for a great concealer to cover my acne scarring and the red around my nose. Reviews lead me to try out this concealer. Here's hoping!

Trendsetting in Tokyo- From L to R, T to B
Peace Sign
Convertible Color in Sakura

Across the USA- From L to R, T to B
Southern Belle
Valley Girl
City Chick
Convertible Color in Hibiscus

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gel Nails

I love getting my nails done and tis the season for dark polish colors. However, I ALWAYS chip my nails on like day two. I didn't want tips or acrylics because they had been so damaging to my nails when I used to get them for special events. I had been reading a lot about OPI Gel Nails and decided to give it a try. My fave nail salon is right down the street and I saw the ad that they started doing the OPI Colored Gel. I walked in there and asked for it and the owner, whom I see quite frequently, advised against it and told me to go with Gelish Colored Gel which is the same price. She stated a lot of the clients who got the OPI process said it really damaged their nails and Gelish seemed to be more gentle.

This picture was taken on day 8 and so far, so good. My salon just numbers the colors, so I don't know what the name of this color is. It's a deep blue with a subtle red shimmer.

I read about and found the products here. I plan on seeing how long they can last and will let you know the results and also how they soak off!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October Faves

Geez, I am always a couple days late with these fave posts! Here are my October faves.

From left to right:
Vanilla Noir BBW Body Cream-so decadent!
WnW Color Icon Brow/Eye liner in taupe- perfect to fill in my medium brownish brows
WnW Color Icon Trio in Sweet as Candy- a cute, shimmery every day palette
WnW MegaGlo in Cat Walk Pink- i LOVE this as a cheek highlighter..really glowy
CVS brand Vitamin D- great to help boost my immune system
Random brush from Sally Beauty Supply for $3.99- AMAZING to help rough dry my hair and style it in the AM

Yankee Candle in Cinnamon & Sugar..a yummy fall scent!

I'll see you with some new faves in November!

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