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~Real Spotted~ New Items at CVS: Sally Hansen, Physicians Formula, L'Oreal and more.....

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hey Everyone!!

I hope that your Christmas holiday was a good one.:)

I popped into one of my local CVS' and found paradise (LOL!) products around every corner of the makeup section!! Was I still in my lil' honky tonk town?? Had I been transported to a store where displays actually go up? Welp, after I pinched was CVS had new stuff. ..and I took a "couple " pictures.:)

New Revlon ColorStay products....polish, a mousse foundation, shadow quads....
New Sally Hansen Salon Effects prints...I see the stick on polish trend going all the way in for 2012....
I LOVED this one....its called "Love Letter".....
I've never seen a Rimmel display in my CVS....looks like Kate Moss has a lipstick collex for Rimmel
Sally Hansen glitters called GEMS......
L'Oreal Infallible single eye shadows.....
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these new PF Shimmer Strips....I saw a post on them on Nouveau Cheap and was praying to God I would be able to cop the Nude one. Done and Done:) Thank ya Lawd!!
Looks like L'Oreal has a lip balm too..... They done something of the sort before.
Couldn't believe these were in my CVS either!! New Wet N' Wild Spoiled polish....
Finally....I spotted the new Almay Primer ( that looks alot like Stila's). It's $13.99. yep.

Have you seen any of these products around your bend? What did ya get?

~Real Spotted~ New 2012 Maybelline Products and After Christmas Sale Haul

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I got my 1st break since the kids' have been out of school today, when my mother took them to get haircuts. lol! It was the best hour of my LIFE. I applaud "real-life" stay at home moms ( especially home schooling ones), not involuntary-unemployed-no luck ones like me. You have got to have the patience of Baby Jesus to do 24-7 kids....they'll drive you nuts!

I went to Walmart because I got a gift card for Christmas determined not to spend the the whole thing. I was pretty close to spending the whole thing but I didn't! I knew I had something special....will power!

I spotted some new Maybelline products that got me excited! Check it out.....

A new blush from Maybelline called Dream Bouncy Blush....The colors looked crazy vibrant, I wanted to buy all of the colors...but you see that price.:/ Anyway....I picked up Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin.
New foundation called Dream Nude Airfoam. I think I purchased the first one. There are three dark colors ( the display only had two of each of them while the light colors have as many as five-_-) as you can see, I got Caramel. I'll save my rant for twitter.

***Need to know: The color of the can is  the foundation color.***

A mascara called Illegal Lengths....I'll come back for this one...
I also got Love' Baby Soft Lemon, Heidi Klum Shine and Bebe fragance for 50% off......

What do you think of the haul? Have you seen these new products where you live?

~FOTD~ tarte Puttin' On The Glitz LE Color Collection and Purse-Day 3 + REVIEW

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hey Everyone!!

I'm on the Final and Day 3 of my Wear-A-Thon with tarte Puttin On The Glitz Color Collection and Purse. Today, I played with and wore "Girls Night Out". Girls Night Out has alot of smokey tones in it and since I didn't want to be smoked out for a day of running around with the kids and lounging...I tried to tone it down with a bit of depth still to it.
I can say, I like this one overall....It reminds me of another palette....Keep scrolling....:)
I came up with this look. I tried the lip gloss( Tarte PureOptic) with no more luck than yesterday, don't like the color or consistency. Girls Night Out is actually very brown girl friendly...there's a light grey in the palette that just melted into my skin tone...and normally greys don't like me!!

I changed my lippie to Cover Girl Lip Perfection in Divine. I felt better afterwards!

Now, here's the comparison I was talking about. I automatically noticed the the colors looked like my Wet N' Wild 6 pan in Lust ( which I believe is on the CVS Beauty Clearance). Take a look....
Not exactly the same but very similar in color scheme....
This palette also features tarte Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne. I own the full size of it and I love it, its a great dupe of NARS Albatross( own Albatross too). I use this often as a highlighter and as a blush.


Out of 18 shadows, I like 10 of them and all the blushes. The gloss is no go for me...maybe a different shade would work out. I haven't used the purse, but I think its a great addition to the palettes, I would carry it, going out or to church, you always need a silver clutch!! tarte retail value this whole set is $408 but sells it for $48 and that is a STEAL especially with those blushes alone are around $100 all together. I would buy this!

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

~FOTD~ tarte Puttin' On The Glitz LE Color Collection and Purse-Day 2

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hey Everyone!!

I'm on Day TWO of tarte Puttin' On The Glitz "Wear A Thon", as I call it! Day ONE can be found HERE with details on the kit and an overview of the Walk In the Park palette....

First, check out the deal on the collection over at ULTA...Free Lash Enhancer with purchase!!

Day TWO features "Nine to Five". This palette has five shimmers and one matte( that has a little shimmer in it)
The blush is one of the Amazonian 12 Hour 12 Clay Blush in Darling. I LOVE the Clay a LINK to my review on those. Those blushes are $25 a piece so having that one in just one of the palettes is a steal!

Let me note that I'm only wearing a primer underneath each shadow palette and mascara(with a black eyeliner in the waterline) to try to give a true assessment to the products.

The dark shades on these were better than Walk in the Park, as far as being "chalky" but the the lighter shades and that "matte" are a no go for me. Not in my shade game, wayyy to much white shimmer, gives me a white cast on the eyes. The medium pigmentation is consistent to Walk. I love that blush though...its a good Orgasm dupe, very golden, highly pigmented and stays on all day. The lip gloss (tarte PureOptic lip gloss) is just ok, a bit to light to go on alone for me and its sticky.
Stay tuned for Day THREE!!!!

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

~FOTD~ tarte Puttin' On The Glitz LE Color Collection and Purse-Day 1

 I thought Christmas had shown up early when I recieved tarte Puttin On The Glitz LE Color Collection and Purse. You know when you are an adult with kids, you don't expect gifts...ok some of ya'll do (lol!) but I never do. I'll call this a "gift".:)

Here's the deets on this collection!:
This holiday season shine like a screen siren with tarte's puttin' on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch. Inspired by the iconic glamour of Old Hollywood and this season's most sought-after accessory, this silver carry-all is truly something to marvel at. Featuring a slim row of gold-tone links and stunning metallic python leather (faux, of course), this clutch is bound to turn heads this season and sure to inspire a chain reaction of ooohs and ahhs.
Even better: this perfectly portable gift collection has three interchangeable palettes and a universally flattering, maracuja-infused lipgloss inside so it can easily transition throughout the day making it the ideal versatile option for your accessory wardrobe.
each set includes:

  • 3 interchangeable palettes for a total of 18 eyeshadows, 1 Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, 1 Amazonian clay shimmering powder and 1 park ave princess Amazonian clay bronzer

  • maracuja-infused lipgloss

  • reusable purse that features 4 credit card slots and a removable mirror

  • detailed "get-the-look" instruction card 

  •  I thought I would do a 3-Day Wear-A-Thon on the collection then do a summary/review on day three.
    Currently, this set is $48 on tarte's website with free shipping ( yesterday they had it for $ keep checking back, they might run another sale on it)

    Day 1: Walk In The Park Palette ( picture above)
     Excuse that hat...I had just washed, condish, and did a "Bantu" knot on my hair and I needed run errands.

    There are three shimmers and three mattes( they have a bit of shimmer to them, though) in the palette. This palette also includes  the popular tarte bronzer in Park Ave. Princess. The eye shadow have great pigmentation, around the medium level...I actually used the top to dark shades and got a great color...blends with ease as well.

    I will say, that the shimmer in the shadow is a bit on the chalky side, it gave me more of a white glow, instead of a golden glow, if you get what I'm saying. I'm not the biggest tarte shadow fan. Over the years, I didn't think that their color shadows worked well for a brown skinned girls such as myself, definitely more for the fair skinned. I thought I would give these a try to see if they were a bit better at the shadow game.

    Stay tuned for Day 2!!!

    I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

    ~FOTD~ Laura Mercier Limited Edition Baked Eye Colour Palette....

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Sunday, I rocked the Laura Mercier Limited Edition Baked Eye Colour Palette. Ms. Mercier has been giving me life lately....seriously!!

    limited edition baked eye colour palette

    New Limited Edition. Enhance eyes this holiday season with Laura’s stunning new Baked Eye Colour Palette. In shades of warm bronze, cool pink and smoky lilac, this beautiful palette features a range of five Baked Eye Colours, plus a mini Double-Ended Eye Colour/ Crème Eye Detail Brush for flawless application.

     The palette includes 5 shades: sienna, terracotta, ballet pink, pink petal and lilac. Double-ended brush also included in palette.

     I haven't used the brush. I wanted use the palette with the brushes I already owned to see how the pigmentation and application was. I'm not the biggest baked shadow fan but these are medium pigmentation applied dry with a brush.

    I LOVE this palette ( $48)...colors are vibrant dry so I wonder what they look like wet. I wore it alone on the eyes, just some primer and mascara and black liner in the waterline. Also, each color has a bit of chunky shimmer ( not exactly glitter).

    Do you own this palette? Let me know..:)

    I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

    ~Review~ N.Y.C New York Color Liquid Lip Shine in Nude York City...

    Hey Everyone!

    Here's another goodie that I got in my Influenster Vox Box. Its the N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine in Nude York City. I believe that I have own a Liquid Lip Shine, but I'm not sure....and making me mad! lol! I can't believe can't remember what I've owned...well, maybe I can.:)

    Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway!

    A beauty-editor favorite is Liquid Lipshine ($2.49). It has pure pigments that created a 3-D gloss effect. Vitamin E provides shine and a moisturizing feel. The formula is non-sticky, super shiny & soft. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias. Start shopping for NYC at these stores nearest you: Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others.  Visit to check out all shades and fun products from New York Color!

    Here I am...wearing Nude York City...alone with no lipstick.

    My Take:

    I love nude lip glosses. Nude York City is a beautiful sheer nude. It would be great over a nude lipstick. The texture is not sticky much, unless you try to build it for gets a bit messy and sticky. The smell is very warm and candy like. They are listed on N.Y.C's site as retailing for $ its a good deal. I would love to check out the other Wal-Mart  and Family Dollar carries N.Y.C. so I will definitely be heading to the display to see what's up!!

    Do you own any N.Y.C. Liquid LipShines? What colors? Let me know!!

    Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

    ~Haul~ CVS Fall 2011 Beauty Clearance....

    Sunday, December 18, 2011

    It took me a week before I shopped the CVS Beauty Clearance....#1 I was little finanically "disabled" lol! #2 I just didn't really see anything I was craving to have. I went in one of the CVS' in town yesterday and got a pretty swell haul, if I say so myself. I also had a budget of $10.:/ Think all this is under $10?

    Physician's Formula Bronzer- $3.25
    Physician's Formula Organic Blush in Rosy-$3.25
    Sally Hansen 4 n1  Complete Care Treatment-$3.57
    Sally Hansen Recover Nail Rehab System-$2.49
    Sally Hansen Little Details Tweezer- $1.65
    Sally Hansen The Now Brow- $2.75
    Total= $16. 97 ( Saved 50.19)

    Ok...I went over $10...but I got a score with the Sally Hansen stuff...seriously. That ONE 4n1 Treatment polish is like $12.00!!!

    So....Have you hit the sale? Let me know!

    ~Fresh Coat~ Broadway Nails imPress Press On Manicure in Working Girl...

    Friday, December 16, 2011

     Last Saturday I received my Vox Box from Influenster ( check out the post HERE) and in the box were Broadway Nails imPress Press On Manicure in  Working Girl. Can you believe it....REAL "old school" press on nails have hit the scene again!

    I would save up my whole allowance to  go and buy some of these at TG&Y! lol! Its true what they say, "What is old will become new again."

    First, I spotted imPress Nails at Walgreens...the designs were cute...alot more cuter than the ol' red ones I use to buy...

    What makes these different from the press ons that require glue is that these don't require glue...they are the old school sticky tab ones without the sheet of sticky tabs. The sticky adhesive is already inside the nail. You just peel the tab off to reveal sticky and press on you natural nail....
    This is how my nail came out after a full application..... I like the crackle design and square tips. Its like the perfect crack design! lol!
    On my left hand...the ring and the middle finger nails had no definited fit in the pack. I almost didn't put them on because of that but I found something closer in fit. I rather be to big in fit than too small....
    My real nails are just as long as the press ons!! They are an "active length"....
    Well...because my nails are about the same length as the press ons...they lift up....or it might just be these nails. I've worn press ons with the glue by two other companies and they don't lift even with my nails figure it out.

    I'll keep you all posted on how they rock for the weekend...but I'll be straight up...the first nail that comes off...they all are coming off.

    **UPDATE** 12/17/2010- One nail came off this morning...*shrugs* So I took them all that was a total of 14 hours of wear.

    Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.