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What's In My Walmart Beauty Box?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, all items were purchased by me.

Hey Everyone!!

I ordered the Walmart Beauty Box about a month ago and about a week later it showed up in the mail. It was only $5 and I believe that's just your shipping costs. There two different boxes floating around for Fall 2014. The word on the street is that it is based on your age that you input when signing up to purchase a box. 29 years and younger got a different box than I received. *pouts*

Anyway, let's get into what I got in my 37 year old box. #lightshade

Clear Scalp & Hair Damage & Color Repair samples
Juicy Couture Couture Couture fragrance sample
Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel Antiperspirant/Deodorant( 1.6 oz)
L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer
CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in It's Your Mauve
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream Moisturizer

My Take:

I feel super old. Olay and Loreal Skin products, that funky Juicy Couture scent, that Dollar Tree CoverGirl lipstick??? Sheesh. Best thing about the box was the Clinical Strength Deodorant. That joint cost a grip without a coupon.

This was the box the 29< crowd got that I WANTED!!! See that L'Oreal Balm and the Covergirl Polish? And some Clinical Strength Deodorant??

Oh well....

To purchase the box go to

The Urban Decay Naked Vault Has Landed at! Details Inside......

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hey Everyone!!

Ever wanted something really bad? Like REALLY BAD?

Well, I want the Urban Decay Naked Vault REALLY BAD! Initially, talk about the vault was that it would be only available in the UK, but it has landed on the Sephora US site for the wondrous price of $280. :))

Check out what it includes:

This set contains: 
- 12 x 0.05 oz Naked eye shadows in Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal 
- 12 x 0.05 oz Naked 2 eye shadows in Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout 
- 12 x 0.05 oz Naked 3 eye shadows in Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart 
- 3 x 0.01 oz 24/7 Glide-On double-ended eye pencil in Darkside/Blackheart, Zero/Whiskey, Perversion/Pistol 
- 3 x 0.13 oz Naked lip gloss in Nooner (a gorgeous light neutral nude), Rule34 (a beautiful brown-nude), Streak (the perfect coral-peach) 
- 3 x 0.49 oz Naked Flushed in Naked (medium pink), Native (light pink), Streak (medium peach)

As of now, it looks like it's an online exclusive and not in stores. But who knows, it might show up in stores for the holidays.

I only own Naked 1 so this would be perfect in my!

What do you think? Is that $280 price too high or a steal?

Pin Of The Week!!! A MAC Viva Glam 1 Dupe!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hey Everyone!!!

Let me introduce you all to Pin of The Week! This post will be about the pin on Pinterest I'm most obsessed with in beauty. Here is this week's jewel, a MAC Viva Glam 1 dupe.....

The original pin says that MAC Viva Glam 1 has a dupe in NYX Alabama. Viva Glam 1 is on the left and Alabama is on the right. Viva Glam 1 is still available at MAC, which I didn't even know. Think I'm going to put Alabama on my never ending list of products to check out!

What do you think?

Are you following me on Pinterest?? Come on over, link is at the below.:)

Are Your HSN ( Hair, Skin and Nails) Vitamins Working? How To Know + My Favorite HSN Vitamins.....

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hey Everyone!!

Long time, no see, uh???? Got a wild hair to blog again. I miss this medium of the interaction of the beauty community, so here I am.:)

Now, I made a New Year's resolution to take HSN ( Hair, Skin and Nails) vitamins for a full year and I have been doing pretty good at it. For the exception of a few weeks missed here and there, I have been taking them consistently. The main issue I had to solve with them was finding one that I could swallow comfortably and I did that.

I have a lot of my friends ask "How do you know those vitamins are working?" "Is your hair longer?".

From my experience, there are a couple of ways I see my HSN vitamins working their magic. Here are a couple you may experience or see as you take them CONSISTENTLY.

-My nails are stronger, not necessarily longer but the peeling and breaking stops.

-My cuticles get thicker.

-Around my menstual cycle, my skin has no breakouts at all. #miracleshappen

-The roots of my hair are thicker and my hair becomes harder to detangle. Remember your hair grows from the roots, not the ends. That's where you will see growth.

-I shave and remove hair from my legs, underarms and bikini area more often.

-My lashes grow wild. lol! True story, I have grown these wild lashes, not thicker but wild.

One of my negative side effects is that I can't take the vitamins on an empty stomach or will be in stomach trouble all day. I take the HSN vitamins on a full belly, either in the morning or after dinner.

My favorite HSN vitamins right now are Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies with Biotin. I take 4 of them, giving me 5,000 mcg of Biotin.

So.....are you taking HSN vitamins and how are they working for you? Let me know in the comments!!!

My Problem with my local Ulta store.....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hey Everyone.....

I had ANOTHER ridiculous experience at Ulta today that prompted ANOTHER email to their corporate office.

Here's what I wrote.....

I believe this may be my 3rd email complaining about the Spartanburg SC store. The first and second complaints have been ignored.

I went in today, made a purchase and attempted to use a birthday coupon for the free mascara. Of course, in classic style of that store, you were out of the mascara. That store is ALWAYS out of product. I can't tell you how many times I've went in for something, it's out of stock, some clueless SA stays it will be in next week, next week comes and its still not in. It's hilarious at this point. I wasn't offered any other gift, other than come back on Monday to see if some will arrive. When I expressed to displeasure with "****", she dismissed as not being her problem but Ulta's problem, in so many words. She's really a sweet lady in the times I've dealt with her, but very uneducated on products in the store.

I  have had to email Ulta twice for that birthday gift coupon, I finally receive it and I can't use it. At this point, I see no use in patronizing that Spartanburg store. I've had countless problems, from not being spoken to, to being ignored, to out of stock product, clueless SAs....the list goes on. I was in there about to two weeks ago and a lady came up to me and said "Do you shop here often because I feel uncomfortable, someone just call for security when I walked up to a SA to ask a question?" I didn't know what to say to her. I told her I did shop here because there is no Sephora near and I didn't have a choice. She said to me "Why still shop here?" Now that I look back at it, she was absolutely right. I can't continue to give that store or Ulta the valued coins I make. I mainly go in to check out the prestige items but I shop the drugstore side more often than not. I've been beauty blogging for 8 years and scoping out new products first hand is part of the business. I hope that Ulta Spartanburg gets it together. Its shame it is so shabby being it has a great location and offers products not found in a 30 mile radius. As for me, I'm done. I won't be visiting again.

And the truth is....I can't do Ulta anymore. One of the main reasons is that my local store sucks but also if you are not spending enough in there, you don't reap the rewards of the Ulta Rewards system. Buying alot or buying prestige items is how you receive the coupons, discounts, and etc. What if I was in there really shopping up the prestige side and being treated like this? I would be HELL HOT. But I probably would not find what I was looking for anyway, they stay out of stock of EVERYTHING.

***UPDATE 10/3/2014***

After a week's wait, I finally received an email from Ulta apologizing for the incident and offering 200 loyalty points to my account. I still think that its a shabby way to handle such a situation, but what you do expect? You can't even use 200 points until you get to 250 points. SMH!!

What do ya'll think??