Thursday, September 18, 2014

DEAL: Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner - $3.50!!!

Can  I just say that I LOVE finding great beauty deals?!  I went on Mally Beauty's website to see if there are any deals going on, and I saw that there is free shipping today only, Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliners are 25% off all month long $18.00  --> $13.50, AND there's a promo code that you can use to get $10 off your purchase! Hello $3.50 eyeliner!!!


My order below. Click to enlarge.

  • Add 1 Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner for $18 25% off $13.50 to bag
  • Use "WELOVEYOU" promo code for $10 off your order
  • Free shipping ends 11:59 EST
  • Pay $3.50!
What a deal! :) 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Products I'm Wearing on a Hot Day A.K.A. TODAY! :(

Hi everyone!
It is so stinkin' hot today (97 degrees the last time I checked), that I can't stand to put any makeup on! Typically when it's hot I get really lazy, so it's a no makeup day. I was productive in that I was able to do some reading for class, but other than that, you can bet that I'll be sitting right in front of the fan and that I'll be drinking gallons of water before I have to run to class!

I am wearing some beauty/personal care products though so help protect myself from the sun!


As listed:
  1. Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Spray - Personally, I find this sunscreen spray to be much better than Coppertone's. It's not as difficult to press down on the button to get product out in contrast to Coppertone's, and the texture of the sunscreen itself isn't as sticky either. Sunscreen is a must for me everyday that I am outside! 
  2. EOS Lip Balm in "Lemon Drop" SPF 15 ($2.99)- SPF is needed on the lips too! We tend to neglect our lips when we apply sunscreen on our bodies and faces, but this EOS Lip Balm has SPF 15. I enjoy using this one because it smells like lemons, it moisturizes my lips, and it also protects them too!
  3. Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 ($41) - Facial moisturizer is a must as well! This origins moisturizer smells so good! It's made out of white tea, and it is also oil free. It is pricey, but it's a great moisturizer!
  4. Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant - Because no one wants to see your armpit sweat stains on your shirt. Don't stink, stay fresh!



All I have to say now is, can it be cold already!?

Stay cool!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - $30 off $80+ Purchase!

Hey everyone!

Right now you can get $30 off a purchase of $80+ on the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics website! All you have to do is "RSVP" for the coupon code on the Gilt City site, and in a matter of a few hours your coupon voucher should be sent to your email! My coupon voucher came in approximately two hours after I signed up. Sign up by September 23, and use your voucher by September 28!


I did the math and you can get up to 37.5% off if you order is exactly $80! I've never seen a sale like this before, so I'm possibly thinking of getting the Smokey Nudes Eye Shadow Palette and maybe a lipstick!? :D

Happy savings and shopping!




Saturday, September 13, 2014

REVIEW: Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadows!

Hi everyone! Finally I am back, and I have gotten my hands on the new Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadows! I can gladly say that these shadows are superb! They have great pigmentation, are easy to blend, and they are long-lasting with a primer underneath!


Each shadow name starts with "Bella" with the color of the shadow color named afterwards. Milani states on their website that these shadows starts off as a gel, and then apply as a powder. There is no indication to me that these shadows have a gel-like texture at all. In my opinion they are powder eyeshadows that stay as powder eyeshadows. Nevertheless, they are great shadows, and Milani offers a large range of them in 30 colors with different finishes from satin matte, shimmer and metallic.



I managed to pick up Bella Mandarin, Bella Bronze, Bella Bronze, and Bella Taupe.


Bella Mandarin - Cool tone peachy orange (satin matte)

Bella Bronze - bronze (metallic)

Bella Copper - Copper (metallic)

Bella Taupe - Taupe (satin matte)

Swatches from left to right:
Bella Mandarin, Bella Taupe, Bella Copper, Bella Bronze


PROS/CONS:
  • Pigmented
    • Matte shade or not, these shadows are rich in color. The swatches above were applied straight out of the packaging, so no primer or wet application was used. I always wear eye shadow primer underneath my eye look to achieve more vibrancy.
    • Bella Mandarin is a little chalky, but is still a great quality shadow.
  • Affordable
    • Each shadow varies from $3.99 to $4.79. Unfortunately for me, one Milani shadow at my local CVS retails for $4.79, which I personally think is pricey. However, I did buy these on sale, use a CVS store coupon and previous rewards to get them for a cheaper price.
    • HOWEVER, I do prefer an eye shadow palette like my LORAC Pro Palette instead of buying single eye shadows since I believe it is a better investment and is easier to work with, but if you are on a budget and you only need one color or so, then I recommend trying the Milani Bella Eyes out. 
  • Easy to blend
    • CON: If you are applying it WET, then forget about blending your eye shadows because this formula barely budges when wet!
    • These shadows blend very beautifully with and without a primer underneath. Wear a primer if you want it to last longer! 

I give Milani two thumbs up!



LIFE UPDATE: Moved & School

Where the heck have I been for almost a month? I moved away from home for school, and guess what? I've been in school for three weeks already! I know!

It's been a long and stressful journey so far. I became homesick right when I moved, and I just felt so lonely. Everything was different to me: the streets, the people, the scenery, everything. It didn't feel like home to me, and it made me sad even though I knew my feelings were normal for many young adults who move away from home for the first time.  When you're not in the mood, you're not in the mood, so I didn't touch this blog.

I've also been out of school for two years, so coming back to school as a full time graduate student made me feel very stressed out. I had to learn how to make friends again, and when you're in a brand new semi-permanent place all by yourself, you may just know how that feels! School itself is still stressful now, but I feel rejuvenated and a little more confident now. Sometimes you just have to go with the groove, suck it up, and put your energy and effort into something to get the results that you want back. I know graduate school is going to be even tougher than the previous weeks, but I am feeling excited and prepared. Tis better now.

I won't have as much time as I used to in the past to post frequently on this blog, but I will try my best to post here and there! Unfortunately my new computer isn't recognizing my video editor, so I can't post videos up on YouTube either.

On a lighter note, I was playing with makeup with my cousin last night, and it was so fun, and can I just say that it was stress-relieving? LOL :P Playing with makeup can be so therapeutic, and it was exciting to watch my cousin apply makeup on herself for the first time. There's always a first for everything!

Anyway, I am back, and I am happy to be back! :)

P.S. If anyone needs a good read, I recommend Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. ;)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Top Drugstore Beauty Deals (8/17 - 8/23)

You will need to be a rewards member at the drugstore in order for you to score any of the sales. Being a member is free and you can either sign up in person at the drugstore or online. Listed underneath each drugstore (CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens) are the links to their respective rewards program page, coupon policy, and weekly ad. All the information that you need will be in those links, but feel free to ask me if you have trouble understanding a deal or policy. I don't work any of these drugstores, but I shop there enough to know their coupon policies and their reward programs! :P And as a tip, these sales and rewards do not apply to any items that are on clearance. Happy savings!

Acronyms commonly used:
  • BOGO - Buy One Get One (i.e. BOGO 50% = Buy One Get One 50% off)
  • wyb - when you buy
  • wys - when you spend
  • ECB - Extra Care Bucks (Rewards program at CVS)
  • +UP - +UP Rewards (Rewards program at Rite Aid)
  • BP - Balance Points (Rewards program at Walgreens)
  • RR - Register Rewards (Rewards program at Walgreens)



CVS
Extra Care Rewards
Coupon Policy
Weekly Ad

*TIPS: Always scan your CVS card or input your phone number that is affiliated with the Extra Care program at the red box machine while you're in store! This is where you'll get additional CVS store coupons that you will be able to use on top of manufacturer coupons! Keep scanning the card or inputting your number until the machine tells you that there are no more coupons for the day!*


    RITE AID
    Wellness Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIPS: (1) Grab a weekly ad every week time you go into Rite Aid. Sometimes there are Rite Aid store coupons in the ad that you can tear out and use. And yes, you can use these with manufacturer coupons too! (2) Rite Aid releases a bundle of store coupons online called Rite Aid Video Values each month where you have to sign into your account, and watch a video commercial in order to get your coupons. *

    This entire month is Rite Aid's Eye Extravaganza where you'll receive $10 +UP on $30 purchase of eye makeup or artificial eyelash items. limit 2 in rewards
    • Organix Hair Care or Bath Care, Fx Stylers, Marc Anthony, or Finesse Hair Care - BOGO FREE
    • Salon Grafix, Samy, Mane n' Tail (32 oz), Renpure, Thicker Fuller Hair, Zero Frizz Hair Care - BOGO FREE
    • Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat Sun Care - BOGO FREE
    • Wet N Wild Cosmetics Regular Retail of $0.99 - $0.69
    • Receive $4 +UP wyb 2 Eco Tools and Bath Regular Retail $3.99 and up
      $1.50 off two Ecotools Cosmetic Brushes
    • Receive $5 +UP wyb 2 Sally Hansen Triple Shine and Complete Manicure Nail Enamel
    • Receive $5 +UP wys $10 on Conair or Scunci Hair Accessories, brushes, combs and rollers
    • Receive $3 wyb $10 Artificial Nails and Lashes
    • Receive $10 +UP wys $20 on select Biosilk, Chi, Rusk, Tigi Bed Head, Catwalk or Sebastion Salon Brands
    • Receive $3 +UP wyb Queen Helene, Jason, Alba or Avalon Skin and Bath Care Products
    • Receive $5 +UP wyb 2 Jergens Natural Glow or Glow and Perfect
    • Receive $5 +UP wys $15 on any Clearasil or Veet products
    • Receive $5 +UP wys $20 on L'Oreal Cosmetics (40% off), Skin Care, Sun Care, Hair Care, or Hair Color
      $1.00 off any L'Oreal Paris product
      $1.00 off any L'Oreal Eye Product
    • Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner (25.4 oz.) or Stylers - $4.99
    • Revlon Frost & Glow Highlighting Kits - $7.50
    • Feeling Beautiful, c. Booth Bath, eclos, Vita K and Barefoot Skin Care - BOGO 50%
    WALGREENS
    Balance Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIP: Every month Walgreens releases a store coupon book filled with lots of savings that you can pick up next to where the weekly ads are located! Like the other two drugstores, you can use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for each item you purchase. *
    Feel free to ask me any questions! I always love helping people save! :)

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Manicure Monday: Zoya's "Brigette"

    Hi everyone,

    I am settled in at my new place, and I am ready for school! I am wearing Zoya's "Brigitte" today which is a beautiful warm mauve pink shade. I bought this a month or so ago during their 3 for $12 sale, and I absolutely adore colors like these. I am wearing my standard two coats with no top coat, and I can say that so far, so good! Application was easy, and so far no chipping!


    This polish retails for $9, which is pricey, but Zoya always have promotions throughout the year that you can take advantage of and get their polishes for very inexpensive! :) 



    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Top Drugstore Beauty Deals (08/10 - 08/16)

    You will need to be a rewards member at the drugstore in order for you to score any of the sales. Being a member is free and you can either sign up in person at the drugstore or online. Listed underneath each drugstore (CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens) are the links to their respective rewards program page, coupon policy, and weekly ad. All the information that you need will be in those links, but feel free to ask me if you have trouble understanding a deal or policy. I don't work any of these drugstores, but I shop there enough to know their coupon policies and their reward programs! :P And as a tip, these sales and rewards do not apply to any items that are on clearance. Happy savings!

    Acronyms commonly used:
    • BOGO - Buy One Get One (i.e. BOGO 50% = Buy One Get One 50% off)
    • wyb - when you buy
    • wys - when you spend
    • ECB - Extra Care Bucks (Rewards program at CVS)
    • +UP - +UP Rewards (Rewards program at Rite Aid)
    • BP - Balance Points (Rewards program at Walgreens)
    • RR - Register Rewards (Rewards program at Walgreens)



    CVS
    Extra Care Rewards
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIPS: Always scan your CVS card or input your phone number that is affiliated with the Extra Care program at the red box machine while you're in store! This is where you'll get additional CVS store coupons that you will be able to use on top of manufacturer coupons! Keep scanning the card or inputting your number until the machine tells you that there are no more coupons for the day!*


    RITE AID
    Wellness Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIPS: (1) Grab a weekly ad every week time you go into Rite Aid. Sometimes there are Rite Aid store coupons in the ad that you can tear out and use. And yes, you can use these with manufacturer coupons too! (2) Rite Aid releases a bundle of store coupons online called Rite Aid Video Values each month where you have to sign into your account, and watch a video commercial in order to get your coupons. *

    This entire month is Rite Aid's Eye Extravaganza where you'll receive $10 +UP on $30 purchase of eye makeup or artificial eyelash items. limit 2 in rewards
    WALGREENS
    Balance Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIP: Every month Walgreens releases a store coupon book filled with lots of savings that you can pick up next to where the weekly ads are located! Like the other two drugstores, you can use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for each item you purchase. *
    Feel free to ask me any questions! I always love helping people save! :)

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    REVIEW: Whiplash Eyelash Curler by Crave Naturals

    Hey everyone! I've been using a new eyelash curler ever since I pulled out ~20 lashes a month or so ago, and I've been loving it! The Whiplash Eyelash Curler by Crave Naturals does a great job at curling my lashes without taking much effort. You can check out my review below:


    A comparison before and after:
     (Click to enlarge.)


    Big difference right?!


    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Top Drugstore Beauty Deals (8/03 - 8/09)

    You will need to be a rewards member at the drugstore in order for you to score any of the sales. Being a member is free and you can either sign up in person at the drugstore or online. Listed underneath each drugstore (CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens) are the links to their respective rewards program page, coupon policy, and weekly ad. All the information that you need will be in those links, but feel free to ask me if you have trouble understanding a deal or policy. I don't work any of these drugstores, but I shop there enough to know their coupon policies and their reward programs! :P And as a tip, these sales and rewards do not apply to any items that are on clearance. Happy savings!

    Acronyms commonly used:
    • BOGO - Buy One Get One (i.e. BOGO 50% = Buy One Get One 50% off)
    • wyb - when you buy
    • wys - when you spend
    • ECB - Extra Care Bucks (Rewards program at CVS)
    • +UP - +UP Rewards (Rewards program at Rite Aid)
    • BP - Balance Points (Rewards program at Walgreens)
    • RR - Register Rewards (Rewards program at Walgreens)



    CVS
    Extra Care Rewards
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIPS: Always scan your CVS card or input your phone number that is affiliated with the Extra Care program at the red box machine while you're in store! This is where you'll get additional CVS store coupons that you will be able to use on top of manufacturer coupons! Keep scanning the card or inputting your number until the machine tells you that there are no more coupons for the day!*

    *This week everyone should be getting a $4 off any Cosmetic Purchase of $12+ CVS Coupon when you scan your card!*
    • V05 Shampoo or Conditioner 12 oz. - 2/$1.50 (limit 6 items)
    • Makeup Academy (MUA) - 25% off
    • Select fragrances - BOGO FREE
    • Receive $10 ECB wys $30 on any Vichy, Dermablend or La Rouche-Posay (limit 1 reward)
    • Receive $7 ECB wys $15 on any Physicians Formula Cosmetics (limit 1 reward)
    • Nivea Lip Care, Body Wash, Scrub, or Nivea for Men Facial Care - BOGO FREE
      $5.00 off any 3 NIVEA Aqua Effect products



    RITE AID
    Wellness Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIPS: (1) Grab a weekly ad every week time you go into Rite Aid. Sometimes there are Rite Aid store coupons in the ad that you can tear out and use. And yes, you can use these with manufacturer coupons too! (2) Rite Aid releases a bundle of store coupons online called Rite Aid Video Values each month where you have to sign into your account, and watch a video commercial in order to get your coupons. *

    This entire month is Rite Aid's Eye Extravaganza where you'll receive $10 +UP on $30 purchase of eye makeup or artificial eyelash items. limit 2 in rewards



    WALGREENS

    Balance Rewards Program
    Coupon Policy
    Weekly Ad

    *TIP: Every month Walgreens releases a store coupon book filled with lots of savings that you can pick up next to where the weekly ads are located! Like the other two drugstores, you can use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for each item you purchase. *

    Feel free to ask me any questions! I always love helping people save! :)
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