Smashbox Holiday 2011 collection launched
So I got an email from Smashbox about the Holiday collection coming out. I always loooove the Smashbox holiday palette and this year is no exception! When it gets to Ulta, I know what I’ll be using my points for! The palette is $49 (valued at over $250) and I have over 1000 points on my Ulta Beauty Club card, which gets me $9 off, so it’d be only $40. Not bad! Can’t wait for it to get into stores!
- 1 year ago
So many new followers recently! I’m really glad you all like the blog!
I haven’t really been updating much lately, and I apologize for that. I’ve been incredibly busy with college (and because of college I’m incredibly broke so I can’t really buy and review all the things I’d like to). In the mean time, you all can check out my personal blog here, I update that a lot more.
If any of you have any questions for me I’d be glad to answer them! Or even suggestions or some things you’d like to see on here, feel free to let me know and I’ll do my best to do something for you!
Thank you all so much for following! I really appreciate it! You’re all beautiful!<3
- 1 year ago
- 1 year ago
I went to Ulta yesterday mainly because they are having their 21 days of beauty event. I love this event because each day there is a “beauty steal” where they’ll have an item from a high end brand on sale. Yesterday Stila Lip Glazes were $11 instead of $22! I usually don’t wear lip glosses because they’re sticky and annoying, but I couldn’t pass up the deal.
Stila Lip Glaze in Berry
I got the color Berry. When I first saw it I thought it looked kinda dark in the tube, but when I swatched it, it was actually really pretty. And when I got home and tried it on, I fell in love with the color! It’s not too dark and just sort of emphasizes my natural lip color, which I love! It’s still a gloss, so yeah, it’s sticky, but I still love it. It’s a beautiful color and for $11?! Yes please!
Tarte Soft and Smokey 5 Piece Collection
This is another reason why I went into Ulta. I saw this set in the email that went out advertising the 21 days of beauty event. I saw it and I automatically really loved it. I’ve been wanting to try Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush for a while now, so I thought this was a good buy. Everything in the kit is full size and it was $39. Not bad!
The brush that’s in the kit I already kind of have but in an older version, but it’s still a great brush!
It comes with a Vitamin Lip Gloss in Serenity which is gooorrgeous! I love this color! It’s a beautiful pinky color that looks great on my pale skin. Smells good too!
The blush comes in Wonder, which is a pretty coraly pink with a little tiny bit of gold shimmer. It has so much pay off, the blush could last forever! I love it.
The eye liner…holy crap this eye liner! When I hear a name like Aqua Gel Liner, I think of a gel liner in a pot that you apply with a brush and it’s very rich and creamy with amazing pigmentation and payoff. Well imagine that in a stick eye liner and you’ve got this one! This eye liner may just very knock Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner down to my #2 favorite. For people who have a hard time using a gel liner, use this! It’s outstanding!
The kit also comes with a Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. I’ve never used this before, but when I worked in a makeup store people loved this product. Now I can see why. It makes your lashes soooo long! It’s a great lengthening mascara.
And finally the palette. I love neutral palettes and this is no exception. The shadows are very pigmented and they are gorgeous colors. I can do many different looks with these 4 colors. And you can build these so they can be as subtle or dramatic as you want.
Overall, this collection is probably one of my favorite purchases this year. And for $39, you can’t beat it!
Cover Girl Aqua Tinted Moisturizer
Now this is what I’m talking about in a tinted moisturizer! If you read my post about the Urban Decay Urban Defense tinted moisturizer, you know I wasn’t very happy with it. So I bought this as well yesterday. Before I was introduced to high end makeup brands, Cover Girl was my go-to brand for makeup. So when I heard good things about this product, I had to try it. And today was a great day to test it out because I had my 7am class this morning so I wanted to do a quick face makeup application so I don’t look so dead. This stuff is so easy and effective. Unlike the UD moisturizer where I had to blend it all in and it was sticky, this stuff is so smooth and easy to apply. Of course, since it is a tinted moisturizer, it gives very light coverage, which is fine. It still balances out my skin tone and when I put a little powder over it (Cargo Blu-Ray) it makes my skin look great! I’m very happy with this and I’ll probably never use any other tinted moisturizer.
- 1 year ago