Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This is my second Sephora VIB order, a little drugstore, Ulta and a blog sale item. I really went overboard this month, stockpiling I guess!
I'm so obsessed with the YSL glossy stains that I picked up two more: 7 (which is going back, way too orange on me) and 11 which is an amazing berry red!
I'm also trying out two new moisturizers: Yes to Carrots daily facial moisturizer and Rite Aid Renewal daily moisturizer. Also at Rite Aid I grabbed my favorite "over-the-counter" Keratin treatment by Organix.
I used my Ulta 20% off and finally picked up the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed.
And finally, I scored a bottle of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua from Getting Cheeky's blog sale.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Zoya Chloe over OPI Elephantastic Pink
I've been having a hard time with Zoya polishes lately. What looks like tip wear in this photo is actually tip shrinkage! So frustrating. I wore Gemma recently and had such horrible shrinkage I had to remove it. I've had the shrinkage issue with Zoya and Seche Vite top coat so I make it a point to use INM Out The Door with Zoya.
Chloe is gorgeous and I'm not usually into pinks that are this pink ;)
Friday, April 6, 2012
I splurged this week for sure and there is more to come!
First off, NYX is 40% off this week at Ulta, that combined with my handy $3.50 off $10 coupon enabled me...
NYX: Le Frou Frou Volume+Length mascara. Initial reaction, not too bad after several coats ;) Matte Black Liner, I was hoping for blacker and creamier but for under $4 it's okay.
Finally grabbed a Maybelline 10 Hour Stain Gloss to try, I'll be comparing it to another new purchase see below. I grabbed the lightest color: 100 Pink Somethingorother, it's so microscopic on the bottom of the tube! I swatched it on my hand and it's certainly not light and it has that weird sheen, almost frost but not, that a lot of long wearing lip products have.
I also picked up Zoya Chloe after seeing this blog post at Sparkly Vernis, gorg!
Now on to Sephora Chic Week purchases. Armed with my 15% off I was ready to do some serious damage. For me :)
I picked up three YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains: 12 Corail Fauve, 15 Rose Vinyl and 19 Beige Aquarelle. My initial thoughts are, wowwowwow! I'm in love with 12 which has completely floored me being a nude lip girl. I'm on the fence about 15 (too bright blue pink?) and 19 (too pink and light?).
So what was I to do on the last night of the sale? Order two more....7 and 11....I'll post when they arrive!
Also purchased was a Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Petal, it's very bright orange on me and I think they dang clicky thing is defective so it will go back.
I've been wanting another Clinique Chubby Stick forever so I grabbed Woppin' Watermelon, it's a great sheer pink!
I love the original Buxom glosses so I decided to try the new Big and Healthy Lip Creams, the verdict? Want more! I got White Russian (milky, nude, sheer pink) and Mudslide (slightly deeper pinky neutral).
I also wanted to add the 100 point perks I received, Cover FX Clear Prep Matte Foundation Primer and Anti-Acne Treatment Gel. I'm pretty impressed with the size: .24oz considering the full size is 1 oz. I got two because I ordered twice and should have a third on the way ;) My initial reaction is it's okay but so far I'm not getting the results I'm looking for for my oily skin.
I'm also testing out the Super Matte Antishine. This stuff works! The downside is the price, $29.50 for less than an ounce and that it contains five (!!) parabens.