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F.O.T.D with L.A. Colors, Goodwill Haul and Tuesday Morning Has Makeup?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

 I'm always finding things...unopened....I'm ashamed sometimes. really.:(

However I found these L.A. Colors Professional Series 10 Color Eyeshadows in my stash this morning...I had totally forgot about them! I purchased them at Dollar General for a $1 a piece.

 I created a look with the "Brights" ( the unopened one). They are a bit sheer, but wearable brights for a subtle look or punchy office look. Plus, the price is great, especially if you are a beginner and you want to experiment.

The key to making cheap makeup work, in my opinion, is technique. I personally know women who own tons of high end makeup and don't know a thing about putting it on. People ask me all the time, what eye shadow or lip gloss and I'm wearing and I tell them Wet N' Wild, Milani, Hard Candy, etc. and they can't believe it. I invested the time...on You Tube ( LOL!) to learn how to apply makeup, even if its cheap. I'm not  knocking the high end brands ( because I love alot of them personally:)) but technique can take $1 eyeshadow to another level!

Now that I've preached my sermon today...let the chuuurrrch say "A-MON"! lol!
 Sub par technique today.:( But I had some say to me in the grocery store, "Your makeup looks amazing!"
 Now on to my mini Goodwill Fashion haul!!

 Over sized Clutch-$3....Ummm...those elephants are doing too much. Me and Elephants...don't get along, chile. lol! But I loved the over sized fabulous of it, reminded me of these Reiko and Juannette . Saving money has me wanting to haul plus size lingerie from Simply Yours.
 Vintage Button Earrings-$1....


So, I ventured into Tuesday Morning...since I heard they sell cosmetics. I never go in there because....ummm....they sell home stuff, and I dont own a home, and when I owned a home, I couldnt afford to do anything to it...but I digress. I MUST go into more since there other things than home stuff. I love it in there! I had the bam-bams with me, so I didnt have time to troll but I did come across the beauty stuff and scored some Cyndi Watson Cosmetics  for $.99 a piece. Yass ma'am $.99!!!

Color by Cyndi Watson Bronze & Glow Bronzer/Highlighter Pencil in Sunlit Sand
Color by Cyndi Watson Cover & Blend Full Cover Pencil w/brush in Olive Sand
Color by Cyndi Watson Corrector & Concealor in Rich Brown & Natural Brown.



Buddy Up and Win With Wholly Guacamole and The Biggest Loser!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011




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Beauty Haul: BSS ( Beauty Supply Store) and Big Lots

Monday, March 28, 2011

Made a drive by to one of the local BSS' in town. Eh, it was a rainy Saturday and I was bored. So, I trolled the store and found some goodies!


Kleancolor No Color No Honey Palette ( Strange name, uh. O_-)
I bought it for the bottom four rows...I like the deep colors in it....$2.99
NK Polish-$1...Mardi Gras, Mystical and Magical....as you can tell I'm trying to make up for never finding Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.
NK Lipsticks ( got a post coming up on these and some more of them I already have)-$1 Chocolate, Purple Rain, Vibrant Orange.
White Diamonds ala Dame Elizabeth Taylor Oil....for nostalgia's sake.:)
$1 earrings
Then I dropped into Big Lots on Sunday...pressing my luck that I will bump into something epic in the beauty section. The obsession with discontinued products is getting worse!

Revlon Flexi-Buff Foot File-$2- uh? When did they sell these?
Sally Hansen Deep Callus Remover-$2- I'm putting together a pedicure kit for spring/summer feet for me. I hate paying for pedicures. In most cases, I do a better job than the techs.




Sponges-$1- I thought they were cute.:/
L'oreal eyeliner in Nude- hmmmmm.....dupe?
Ms. Manicure dual mineral brush- I like it already.

Fresh Coat: Revlon Perplex, Walgreens Sally Hansen Sale, and New Toms Shoes Essie Polish!!

 Happy Monday!!!

I won a bottle of Revlon Perplex from Gloss and Sticks and received it in the mail on Friday and on Friday night it was Fresh Coated on my nails!! This color...can possibly...replace my favorite polish on the planet, OPI My Private Jet. I keep looking at my nails....It's just gorgeous!
 Perplex without the flash
 Walgreens has a BOGO 50 % on Sally Hansen polish and 2 for $4 sale on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish. The sales can be stacked so....
 As you can see, I got Virtual Violet and Rockstar Pink for 3.00...$3.24 after taxes. I might go back and stock up!!! That's a great deal on some of Sally Hansen's best polish.

A couple weeks back I signed up for a free bottle of polish from Toms Shoes and Essie for Go Without Shoes So Kids Don't Have To Day, which is April 5, 2011. There were only a limited amount and Toms sent me an email last week letting me know I got one and it would receive it soon. That was fast!! The One Day Without Shoes polish came via UPS ( if you signed up and are looking for it) today. Can't wait for a Fresh Coat of it!


Jamie's Weight Loss Diaries....#11 Weigh In....

Sunday, March 27, 2011


***Thursday is Weigh In Day...I weigh myself ONCE a week. I can't jump on the scale every day, all times of the day, when I feel fat, before a date....too much on my medicated brain. lol! Once a week is good for me. I'm a born again scale person. I'm just now embracing the scale. I avoid it all thru my teens and twenties....***



March 24, 2011

0 lbs

Down to 221 lbs

(18 lbs lost since 12/30/2010)



I lost no weight this week but I've learned....no gain is good and no loss is good too!

Nothing special to quibble about other than  my time of the month is here and my appetite is all over the place.

I'm ready for summer vegetables and fruit....strawberries, cantaloupe, grilled food....yummmm!!!

Re-joining the Y since they are waiving the joiner's fee and my cousin is going to help me become addicted to working out! So she says!!

I need some new lunch ideas....leave what healthy under 500 calorie lunches you like in the comment box!!



Making Jewelry from PS I Made This!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

 I ordered this used copy of PS I Made This off Amazon for less than $3. I'm huge fan of the site and I love to want and wish I could make jewelry! lol! Makes no sense. I want to be crafty!!!


 I saw the author, Erica Domesek, make this same necklace on some talk show. Its cute and concept is simple. I would like to make a more sophicated designed one with different colored pantyhose and cylinders. I'm going hunt around for something different.

Anyway...
 Here are the instructions. I could not find bigger balls. Matter of fact, I knew where  I could find them, but I wasn't in a Wal-Mart mood so I went to the local dollar store....
 Bought what I could find....
Made the necklace!!! I like it, but I can't help to think, I'm wearing bouncy balls and pantyhose around my neck. LOL!



Who knew Victoria's Secret Sold This Stuff?? A mini haul:)



I never get "regular" Victoria's Secret catalogs. Only the sale ones. lol!

So, I'm flipping thru the recent sale one I got and there is a coupon code for $10 off any purchase, $10 minimum. My mind goes beserk. Basically just need to pay for shipping on $10 of free stuff. Deal!!


I went straight to the beauty section and picked:

Beauty Rush HyperGloss Conditioner in Appletini-  I didn't know Beauty Rush had hair products. Got this because I needed more detangling conditioners. Its smells amazing!!!

Flexible Hold Hair Spray in Berry Kiss- I can used this on fro-hawks and updos. But seriously, the Garden Collection sells hairspray?

PINK by VS Polish & Bling in Purple- nail polish. no explanation needed. Didn't know they sold this either.


Have you ever seen any of these items in the stores?






Free Target Beauty Sample Bag Arrived!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

 Maybe about three weeks back, Target had a sign up on their website for a free beauty bag full of beauty goodies. Why did that box arrived today?!? That was fast! It normally takes weeks and weeks to recieve that free stuff...
 All the beauty goodies and coupons came in a Sonia Kashuk designed makeup bag....

Here's what I got:

$25 in coupons book- Mainly mainstream brands like Cover Girl, Revlon, Olay.... Best coupons so far are two Nivea coupons, one for $1 off a skin product and one for $3 off a skin product which look like it can be doubled.

Fekkai Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner samples

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Hot Pink card sample

Nivea Express Hydration sample ( I like this already)

Pantene Curly Hair Series Shampoo sample

Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm


Have you received yours? What do you think of it?




Old School: Caboodles Nail Paint....

 While grocery shopping at a local grocery store called "Jimmy's Fresh Air Galaxy", I spotted a table of 5 for $1 makeup goodies that included some Caboodles makeup and these Nail Paints they used to sell.

Do you remember Caboodles Makeup Line? I do. It was cute and it had lots of sparkly stuff, powders and body gels. So, I dating these stuff back to at least, the early 2000s.
 Some of the polish had name stickers and some did not. But each formula was in great shape, smooth consistency, no thickness, or chunkyness. I remember owning a couple of these but I dont remember the colors I had.




I'm completely obsessed with beauty products but WAAYYYY more obsessed with discontinued products...oh and polish. lol! I'm surprised I haven't seen any polish heads NOTD this. Plus, I just searched and saw on Ebay someone selling these $10 a pop! What??!?!