Thursday, October 25, 2012

Top 10 Affordable Drugstore Products

Everyone loves to find a cheap cosmetic gem at the drugstore! Here are my top 10.

#10 Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush 5.7g/0.20 oz. for $6.00 @ Walmart.

Box blushes are pretty popular, but can be extremely pricey (some retail for $28!). Hard Candy's boxed blushes are great, very pigmented, and include a small brush (great for travel, but not necessarily every day).

#9 Jesse's Girl Loose Eyeshadows 2.5g for 4.99 @ Rite Aid

I love these. I have for years and years. I'm a huge fan of loose eyeshadows. I find them to be very dynamic. Jesse's Girl carries an interesting range of shades, and has something for everyone. These do, the majority of the time, need to be applied to a sticky base for best results. I love Sunlit Cactus and Penny Arcade.

#8 Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer .23 fl oz./7ml for aprx $5.00 @ Walmart or Rite Aid

This is a decent affordable concealer. I don't have a ton of concealing to do, but it's the most shade appropriate concealer I can find in the drugstore to date. And since it is affordable, I don't mind!

#7 Sinful Colors Nail Enamel .5 fl. oz./15 ml for $1.99 @ Rite Aid

Sinful Colors has an amazing line of nail polishes for the money! I absolutely love these. Two bucks? Seriously, how can you go wrong?? They have a great shade range and the also offer striping polishes for the same price. They do limited edition collections every season, so it keeps things interesting! One of my favorite shades is Seaweed.

#6 Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow 4g/.14oz for $6.00 @ Walmart (prices WILL vary)

I am... how would you say...? ADDICTED to these things. I own almost all of the shades. These do not crease, budge, smear or fade. I LOVE these. I have used these on my lips and eyes. Cream shadows are very versatile, especially for the money. There are a couple duds in the collection, the purple shade comes to mind immediately. However, my favorites are Bad to the Bronze and Bold Gold. Gorgeous.

#5 L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow 3.5g/.12oz for aprx $7.00 @ Walmart (Prices WILL vary)

These are soooo soft, smooth and blendable. These are akin to the Georgio Armani Eyes To Kill shadows that retail for $32 a piece! The shade range is lovely, and the texture of the product is spongy like a pressed pigment. Caution is advised, be gentle with these and they will be good to you!

#4 Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette 8.5g/.3oz for 4.99 @ Rite Aid and Walmart

Just go buy this. This palette is amazing. The color pay off is out of this world for a drugstore product. And lately Wet n Wild has been very shocking in the quality of their products! I own a lot of this brand, and am very impressed with what they have been releasing.

#3 L'Oreal Lacquer Liner 2.3g/.081oz for aprx $10.00 @ Rite Aid and Walmart

I adore gel liner. When this was released I knew I had to have it. It's ridiculously smooth, and black. It includes a cute brush with the packaging, which is actually usable. I use this on my waterline with an old pencil that I don't care for and I get all day staying power.

#2 Revlon Lip Butters product weight unavailable for aprx $7.50 @ Rite Aid and Walmart

These are some of the best lip products you can find in the drugstore. They're soft, smooth, moisturizing and come in something like 20 shades. So there is definitely something for everyone! These do need to be reapplied frequently (depending on how sheer/pigmented the shade is) but are totally worth it in my book.

#1 L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara .26fl oz for aprx $6.00 @ Walmart

This is my all time favorite mascara. I use nothing else, because when I do, I'm disappointed. This mascara is BLACK and it makes my lashes bangin'. Almost every day I get asked if my lashes are fake. No ma'am it's L'Oreal Carbon Black ;)

I hope you enjoyed my first top 10 installment. And if you have any requests, just let me know! Thanks for reading guys :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tutorial: Dark Eyes, Pale Lips

Product Listing:

Nars Night Fever
L'Oreal Bottomless Java
American Beauty Evening Attire Duo
Bare Minerals Trophy Wife
MAC MSF Petticoat
MAC Lipglass Explicit

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rainbow Leopard Manicure

Loved wearing this manicure, so I wanted to share what I used.

China Glaze all around:
White on White
Towel Boy Toy
Pink Voltage
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

The blue and pink mix and make purple, and the pink and yellow mix to make orange. So only three colors are used for this sponging gradient. 

Leopard print is Konad stamping.

And that's all! I had fun wearing it, so summery and bright!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cherry Blossom Cat Eye

Another look for you all. I had fun with this. Usually when I conceptualize (when I'm in bed at night thinking of what to do for the next day) it doesn't come out the way I desire. And that's mostly because I lack the necessary products to make the look flawless. However, with this, I was pleased :)

Yes, I took these photos at work. The lighting is better there than at my apartment haha

I Used:
Lancome Molten Shore Quad – Flower
Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette
Revlon Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake
Nars blush – New Order

I adore these types of looks, something simple but bold. Usually when I wear stuff like this people ask me if I'm sick. Isn't that weird? Maybe people are just used to seeing me in full on looks. 

That's all I've got for you today folks. Have a good one!!

Drop by this link here and show my look some love! Thanks a bunch :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chocolate Smoke

I just haven't been feeling motivated. At all. Blogging is almost depressing for me at the moment because it is almost like talking to a wall. But I really wanted to do a look I liked, and post it on here. So here we go!

Haha, anyway... Here's what I used.

NYX Jumbo Pencil - Dark Brown
Lancome Molten Shore Palette (Flower & Lava)
L'Oreal Project Runway Watchful Owl's Gaze (bottom left shade)
MAC - Carbon
L'Oreal Crabon Black Mascara & Liquid Lineur Intense
Real Colors Lip Fury Plumping Gloss - Nymph
Femme Couture Bronzer Summer Kiss

My Camera will slightly change tone depending on how close you are. I know I need a new camera, but that's just too rich for my blood.

And that's it. You can find me here since I have rejected mainstream social-networking sites for about 5 months now due to personal reasons. Vote up my looks if you love them!! 

Thanks for reading. <3

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Glitter Bomb: Orly Rococo A Go-Go, Color Club Very Merry Berry

I was craving a glitter bomb after my last glitter-tastic manicure (I wore China Glaze's Loreli's Tiara) so I went for one of the Color Club holiday Glitters.

The tone of this combo was really difficult to capture without good sunlight. New York in March is pretty hit or miss for sun.

These warmer toned pictures make my hands look like I should be making chocolate in a factory somewhere, but the color of the polish is waaaay more accurate. On my middle finger I have one coat of OPI Serving Up Sparkle as my accent nail. I initially wanted to have it over all my nails, but I didn't want to hate it so I did it as a subtle bling accent.

Overall I was pretty pleased with this combo, I wish I had chosen a more contrasting base color, but Rococo A Go-Go is gorgeous by itself.

Thanks for reading, and have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Urban Decay Wish List


Naked Palette
The Black Palette
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Perversion
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Yeyo
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Stash
Eyeshadow Primer Potion Greed
24/7 Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil Morphine
24/7 Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil Delinquent
24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Woodstock
24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Perversion

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sleek Makeup Wish List


Bad Girl I-Divine Palette
Acid I-Divine Palette
Au Naturel I-Divine Palette
Sunset I-Divine Palette


Pout Polish Raspberry Rhapsody
Pout Polish Bare Minimum


Blush Pixie Pink
Blush Flamingo
Blush Flushed
Blush Rose Gold
Blush Pomegranate

Friday, February 3, 2012

Berries and Cream for Valentine's Day

This was so fun for me to do. Even though my first go at this was quickly washed off and re-applied.

I do wish I had a better pink glitter, the others I have are chunky, and I wanted this look to be sleek.

Watch the video for more details :) Enjoy!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Extreme Cat Eye Tutorial

So, I'm back. I'm going to try to get into this again, and see how I feel about it. The only thing I ask is that we all have conversations about makeup, nails, hair etc. That's what a blog is for! :)

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