Yesterday, I unearthed a Stila Trio( with no name? Any body know) that I got from Marshall's. I can't..well won't buy Stila full price, because it always shows up at Marshall's or TJMaxx.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The reason I tell the price first is because I got to explain how I got all three( which would add up to 38.97) for 15.98...
*One was part of a BOGO Free at Walgreens..I bought Color Presso in Ritzy and got a HIP Kohl Liner in Black for Free.(12.99 before tax)
*The other two, Swanky and Stylish were a BOGO Free at CVS and I bought them with $10.00 Bonus Bucks I earned..$12.99+$12.99-$12.99=$12.99-$10.00=$2.99 before tax)=
Deal? or No Deal? lol!! H.I.P Color Presso Review begins now....
-Cute and pretty and innovative...I had to have them in my stash!! The three colors I got are gorgeous...
-The color payoff is even swell, very true to the color you see and the mix it becomes and it has the signature HIP lipgloss "cookie" scent to them...
-Travel Friendly..2 Color Presso=4 lipglosses!
-you don't have to use both at the same time...I like the pink side of Swanky by itself!
*L'Oreal...uh don't try to hustle the Diva. Those Color Pressos are ya'lls OLD HIP Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses in a NEW PACKAGING. SERIOUSLY...If you have like ten or fifteen of those old HIP Lip glosses in the Colour Juice package like me ( I picked them up when they discontinued them at 75% off), you might want to re-think re-buying in the form of Color Presso. I did realize it til I had bought the other two what had happened. HUSTLED.*
-It never comes out evenly on both sides at the same time no matter how you position your fingers, hands.. I squeeze one color out first then the other color on top of the first color and swirl it with a lip brush. Should I be going through all that for a $12.99 lip gloss?
-Uhmmm....$12.99.Same explanation as the HIP Kohl Liners...L'Oreal...stop it! geezz!!
Buy it..on a BOGO Free...but remember what I said( go thru your old HIP glosses so you won't dupe).I'm not going get any other BTW...
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'm feeling goofy..got alot going on positive and negative, but I rather not spoil the day worrying...:)
Dug up this lovely Quad sans the top,L'Oreal Wear Infinite in Catwalk Prowler, up last night in an attempt to do some Shopping My Stash posts...Do you cousins enjoy these posts? I do them because money is so tight it makes no sense to spend money on makeup when I got so much at home. Do ya'll shop your stashes?
I never knew how to work this quad. You know, I think that's why I have alot of eye shadow. It looks good when I buy it but then I don't know how to use it when I get it home....lol!( People who know me don't EVEN believe that)
Friday, February 20, 2009
O.P.I Feelin Hot Hot Hot is so amazing...BUT it's thin in consistency and in order for me to get this ALMOST opaque look...THREE COATS...and could STILL see my nail underneath the color.
I still wuv it though, sometimes you love stuff even if it isn't perfect.
But, I got seriously overwhelmed by the shades of eye colors. More than three colors in a palette gives me serious makeup anxiety. Just like putting on false lashes for a important evening out.:)....
I was browsing thru the Spring Sephora catalog for the 10 zillionth time and came across "directions" on how to wear the colors of the Spring Greening Palette...Really!!..they are in the latest Spring Sephora book!
No. Foundation. I did this look at like 10:00 pm...just playing around.
I did the peach color in the inner corners to the inner eye, then the lavender color from the inner eye out the outer corner. Then the best...the gold color under the lash line.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
*sigh* I love this quad. I went ahead splurged. $44. whew. I agree with Makeup by RenRen said in her last video...I rather the packaging been pink or white...
Not the best blending but I about to re-up on my brushes. I got some old brushes and I figured out that I can get some good MAC or Bobbi Brown brushes via the CCO. One brush a month or One brush every two months...I got a MAC 213 brush for $15.75 last week.
I wore OPI Hey, Get In Lime for a couple days and love it. So inappropriate for the winter weather we were receiving for a minute there, should gone with a dark berry or black or something, but I got this color at a Trade Secret Outlet Store at the Prime Outlets in Gaffney for 60% off( along with some other colors!!). I've found a new beauty haul nook in the TSOS!!
This was my V-Day mani...Milani Day Dreaming. It's part of a Valentine's seasonal collection I saw at my CVS. The best grey...not to murky on me...I liked it alot and got compliments on it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I have actually used Pantene Relaxed and Natural Daily Oil Cream in the past. Right after a lengthy post-partum depression that left me with no hair, I picked this up. I cut my hair down to it bare natural and used the whole bottle up over a couple of weeks. It smells clean, has a light texture that's great for building the right amount you want on your hair and works well with sealing oils... No negatives on this!!!Love it!!
Review: Victoria's Secret So Sexy Hair Products,Instant Detangler,Nourishing Conditioner, and Shine Serum...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I got these So Sexy Products at Victoria's Secret for 3 for $24. That ain't bad...for three hair products. I always hear about the scent of the So Sexy products on the hair boards and sites. First, It DOES smell GOOD. It smells exactly like Victoria's Secret Body By Victoria fragrance, the original scent, that I don't think they make anymore. I loved that clean, fresh scent...
So Sexy Nourishing Conditioner For Dry Damaged Hair- The formula is super thick, so I used it as a deep conditioner. It will be a great co-wash conditioner for summer!!!*Must stock up* It left my hair soft, more importantly my roots soft and manageable(I'm 11 weeks post relaxer)
So Sexy Instant Detangler- It feels more like a very light leave-in. I applied it after the conditioner. Of course , it maintained the continuity of the scent with sexy. lol!! I will probably use this and a little bit of oil mixed in for a thicker texture.
So Sexy Smoothing Shine Serum-I put this on after the Instant Detangler and blow-dried. Then, I put about a dime size on the hair before flat-ironing. Perfect. Works great with heat. Straightens well and the shine was simply wonderful. I even put some on my wig the other day and it gave it life, and Lord knows the wig needs life.:)
Consensus- Get all three...and stock up for co-washes for the summer. I'm going back for the Shampoo. Review soon!!!
I finally got the chance to try out L'Oreal Skin Genesis Wet Cleansing Towelettes. Finally? Well, I couldn't find them down here in the U and FINALLY I saw them at Wal-Mart....
Positive-Cleans like washing your face with water and cleanser...I had no doubt my face with clean after using one. I carried them on the train ride to New York with me...very travel friendly. I love these travel friendly products!!!Makes me want to TRAVEL MORE!!
Negative- Only 25 in the pack? Suppose you used these twice a day, every day.They won't last a month! And I paid 6.88 for a pack. Not economy friendly....Hey, I'm a cheapskate now...no, no...a RECESSIONISTA.:)
Consensus- Buy a pack...but wait til there's like a BOGO Free or 50% at Walgreens or something...That's what I'm going to do.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
N.O.T.D. V-Day Mani #1...Love My Nails Crazy For You,Revlon Black Lingerie, and OPI Don't Toy With Me...
So, I did my first of three Valentine's Day N.O.T.Ds. Yes, three. Why not? I have nothing to sad about on V-Day!! Plus, I gives me a creative license to play around with all of the reds and pinks in my collection of polishes...
Monday, February 09, 2009
So good to be back on the blogging "train" again...more details later:) Meanwhile check these great You Tubers by the name of the Double Saving Divas!!! They do topics on how to buy and save in the name of beauty. This video called "Walgreens 101" literally blew my mind. I didn't know about this hook up! Enjoy!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Here's a N.O.T.D I did on Monday....Sally Girl in Surf's Up and Sinful Colors in Ruby Ruby...