Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Sally Hansen Salon Effects
Laced Up

I received these for free in my Spring Beauty Voxbox from Influenster. About a week before my Voxbox came in I had picked up a pack of Salon Effects in Wishnets. The box says you can get up to 10 days of wear.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad

Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad
Precious Crown

Precious Crown called out to me! I was so hopeful for the dark gothic purple, black, blue and green. This lovely quad was picked up at Target.

NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear

NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear

Flirty was picked up simply because it is a pretty pink. I really can't pass up a pink lipstick, then add a $1.72 price tag and I really can't pass it up!

NYX Provocateur Mascara

NYX Provocateur Mascara

This is my first NYX Mascara, and I won't be the lone NYX Mascara in my collection for long. I picked this baby up for $5.99 at Harmons - Face Values

NYC Liquid Lip Shine

NYC Liquid Lip Shine
Wine n Dine & Fashion Ave Fuchsia

Yes I bought more lip gloss! If you have been keeping up I do believe this my 4th lip product post over the last 2 days, and I still have I think at least one more to come!
I have a large range of lip glosses, going from super opaque, to clear, shimmer, matte,  to flat out glitter on your lips. I love almost every one of them.....I have 1 I despise - but it isn't these!

NYX Matte Lipstick & Lip Cream

NYX Matte Lipstick & Soft Matte Lip Cream
Lipstick in Shocking Pink, Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

I was going back and forth on whether to do this as 2 reviews or one review. They are two different products but both are NYX Matte products. So I will do one review in two parts. I snagged these from Harmons - Face Values. They must have just stocked because I was just there last week and they didn't have the Matte Lipsticks. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sephora Lipstick

Sephora Lipstick & a Freebie!

I'm still trying to figure out how a trip to the mall to buy jeans (UGH!) ended with me getting 3 new Sephora lipsticks. Oh wait I know, my hubbie loves me! Plus 2 of the 3 were on sale for $5!

Wet N Wild Lippie Haul!

Wet n Wild Lippie Haul May 2012
The Tale of the Epic $1.99 Lippie Haul
(there are 3 more not pictured above)

Oh Wet n Wild how I love thee! I am no stranger to Wet N Wild, I'm sure you have seen that on my blog. Well while in Kmart hunting down Dollhouse Pink, I snagged a *cough* few of its friends to come home with me. The Mega shield Lipsticks actually have SPF 15 and normally cost $2.99, but the ones in Kmart had $1 instant off coupons, so I got them for $1.99 too!!! In total I picked up 14 lipsticks (I bought a back up of Dollhouse pink since I had such a hard time finding it) 6 Mega Shields and 7 of the Mega Last. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

I love blushes! Pink blushes the most! Well where do I begin on my journey to get this blush. We spotted it in Walgreens it was $13.99....ok I'll wait for a sale. Then Hubby says I'll treat, go back to said Walgreens, and its gone! Four Walgreens later still couldn't find it. We ended up finding it in Harmons for $10 and change! WOOHOO!

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Autumn Sky

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Autumn Sky

I have a soft spot for baby blues, sky blues, light blues etc. So while shopping in Harmons I snagged Autumn Sky, it helped that it was on clearance from $4.99 to $3.24, ok not a great clearance but I liked the color.

Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadow
Green Fortune

Oh Milani how I love your baked eyeshadows! This is one I have been longing to get. I'm so happy I finally did! My favorite way to wear Milani baked shadows is wet and this is no exception. The color shifts with Green Fortune is beyond what I thought I would get!

Milani Runway Eyes Shadow

Milani Runway Eyes
Golden Touch, Royalty, Black Out

Milani Runway Eye Shadows are baked shadows, these three are sparkly! I love Milani baked shadows because it is like having 2 shadows in one, since when used dry you get one effect and while used wet you get a second. I've always had a wonderful experience with Milani shadows as far as wear time and ease of blending.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist Moonlight Path

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist
Moonlight Path

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist: $14.00
Discover a better, more delicate fragrance experience with the NEW Fragrance Mist Collection. With over 20 Signature fragrances to choose from, it's love at first mist.

Spring Beauty VoxBox from Influenster May 2012

Spring Beauty VoxBox from Influenster May 2012
First box opening

I received this box for free, I signed up I believe at the end of March with Influenster.

A little about Influenster (from their site) :
What is an Influenster?
Community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show off their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds!

Video and Pictures after the Jump

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish in Fuchsia Shock

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish
Fuchsia Shock

Another great polish for a great deal! NYC Long Wearing nail polish is $0.99 in CVS, can't beat that price! I picked this up because it was close in color to a Revlon polish, but was much cheaper! Fuchsia Shock is a creme polish that is just packed with pigment! I have a few other NYC Long Wearing polishes and the wear time on them is pretty good. Like I've said before I abuse my nails and I have even chipped gels!

Sinful Colors in Slate

Sinful Colors

Sinful colors oh how I love thee, let me count the bottles! Slate makes 88. I can not say for sure if Slate is a new color or just new to the Harmons where I picked it up from.

Spoiled by Wet N Wild

Spoiled by Wet n Wild
Daddy's Credit Card

Spoiled by Wet n Wild is available only at CVS, and cost $1.99. They have a lot of colors that are the same in the Fast Dry collection. While in Harmons the other day I spotted Cougar Attack in Fast Dry and I have it in Spoiled.

Monthly Haul Videos

In March and April I filmed videos for my makeup purchases and nail polish purchases for those months. Starting at the end of May I will be doing the videos as my favorite products, now depending on how much I use/buy for the month it may still be two videos; one for makeup and one for nails.

The reason why I'm changing what I'm filming is because it just seems like double information since I post up a the very least swatches for every new make up/nail product I buy. I may still do a summary on here, to show where I purchased products and how much I paid for them. Plus you will all get to see how crazy I am and how much I buy in a single month.

Never fear I will still be filming my TKB Trading Haul videos!

NYC In a Minute Quick Dry Polish

NYC In a Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish
City Sweets Pink

This is the second NYC In a Minute polishes I've added to my collection. These have so a nice finish, I can't wait to add more! This one is City Sweets Pink.

Revlon Nail Polish

Revlon Nail Polish

I picked this up in Harmons and it reminds me of melted ice cream. I have a few other glitter polishes from Revlon and I love them, application is great, but removal is always a PITA!

Cos Bar for Target Nail Polish

Cos Bar for Target Nail Polish
Lime Green, Bronze

The Shops at Target (info from Target) Cos Bar is available from 5/6/12 until 5/12/12 from what I understand. I picked up two of these polishes for $3 each. 

Wet N Wild Fast Dry Nail Polish

Wet n Wild Fast Dry Nail Polish

I think I went a little crazy in Kmart! Wet n Wild $1.99 polishes were on sale for BOGO 50% off, so I picked up 6........And this is why I have almost 300 bottles of polish. I really love the names of the Fast Dry polishes, and I have to admit that I really bought Saved by the Blue just for the name, luckily I really love the color too.

Monday, May 7, 2012

NYX Cream Blush

NYX Cream Blush

I love blush, I love it in all its forms: pressed powder, cream, loose powder, stick, whip and any other way you can think of! I have a few other NYX cream blushes so the formula isn't new to me. Usually I don't wear cream blushes in the warmer weather because I have oily skin and they tend to melt on me. Lately I have figured out a way to layer them with translucent powder and don't use as much product so that I won't melt!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Milani Powder Eyeshadows

Milani Powder Eyeshadow
Olympian Blue and Shocking Pink

New from Milani are the Powder Eyeshadows, exclusively available at CVS. I picked up 2 from my local CVS, these are the matte shadows, they also have pearl shades.

Well lets get right down to the nitty gritty of these, as most matte shadows are they are chalky. BUT super bright. When taking pictures the pink washes out quite a bit but it is NEON! If you love brights and neons these two shades are for you. Blending is a bit difficult because of the chalky texture, but used over NYX eyeshadow base made things easier for me. I would buy this over and over and over again! In fact I have my eyes on a few more colors - On to the swatches!

Jordana Lip Out Loud Lipgloss

Jordana Lip Out Loud Lipgloss

Jordana Lip Out Loud Lip glosses range from sheer or slightly pigmented. I have picked up 3 of the Lip Out Louds, one is sheer with glitter, one is tinted, and one is slightly pigmented. They have a sweet candy like smell to them, they aren't overly sticky, and apply nicely. Wear time is just like any other lipgloss, it stays put for a good amount of time until you eat or drink.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow
Fierce & Tangy, Tenacious Teal, Pomegrante Punk

Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadows are highly pigmented cream shadows. These are becoming my favorite cream shadows, mostly because they are the only ones that I have gotten to apply correctly. I have oily eyelids so with out a primer or base they crease something fierce on me! As long as I use a base they will stay put for up to 8 hours, maybe even longer, but 8 hours is pretty much my max before I remove my makeup. So far I only own 3 of these put I plan on picking up more. I find that using my finger or a concealer brush works best for application. The color payoff from these are wonderful and they are so buildable! I have even used Tenacious Teal as a base for a few teal eyeshadows with great results!

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush
Plum Wine, Fresh Pink, Hot Tamale

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush is a light cream blush. When I say light cream it has a power like finish to it. Which makes it perfect for spring and summer. Since cream blushes tend to be heavier and melt I only wear them in the cooler months. I love these blushes, application for me has been a little tricky, I don't get the color payoff I want with a brush so I have been using my fingers. They blend beautifully, and wear very well.

April 2012 Nail Polish Haul

April 2012 Nail Polish Haul

I purchased (or hubby purchased for me) all of these products. If I am sent something free for review or receive it as a sample I will let you know. I'm not paid for my reviews all opinions are my own and I will always be 100% honest in my reviews.

April 2012 Makeup Haul

April 2012 Makeup Haul

I purchased (or hubby purchased for me) all of these products. If I am sent something free for review or receive it as a sample I will let you know. I'm not paid for my reviews all opinions are my own and I will always be 100% honest in my reviews.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

Let me start off by saying I'm not overly picky when it comes to my facial wipes. I go through so many because of all the swatching that I do. So I usually just buy the cheapest ones in which ever store I'm in, I spend my money on cleansers and washes instead of wipes. Well I was in Target and I was going to pick up the Up & Up makeup removing wipes, then I say these on the end cap, it was a 2 pack for $7.99 and I had a $2 off coupon when I spent $7 on Yes to products, so it was a total of 60 wipes for $5.99, this was a better price than the Target brand.

Target Beauty Bag

Target Beauty Bag - Free

If you remember back on April 4th I posted this Free Target Beauty Bag Giveaway well my beauty bag came in on April 26th, so shipping time wasn't bad at all. The bag is really cute it is a pink and orange striped bag. I think I will add this into my rotation of makeup bags.