Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REVIEW: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in "Navy Velvet" LE

Happy Tuesday! I hope all of you drugstore makeup lovers have taken advantage of the Ulta 40% off sale! If you do not know what I'm talking about, Ulta has a variety of drugstore brands on sale for 40% off this week only. You can combine manufacturer coupons with their store $3.50 off $10+ purchase coupon HERE to maximize your savings. You bet I took advantage of the sale! I purchased all Maybelline products, one of them being this Maybelline Lasting Drama By Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner in a limited edition shade called "Navy Velvet." I've been gravitating towards colored eyeliners this past month wanting to experiment with something else other than black, so why not navy? :)

Maybelline claims that this gel eyeliner can last up to 24 hours, is waterproof and smudgeproof.



The gel liner comes in a pot and also comes with a flat tapered eyeliner brush.


The brush is wider than most liner brushes. I prefer using a flat angled liner brush when I use a gel formula since it's easier to make a winged cat eye, but this works fine.

The color is intense. I love this shade, and it does come off like it has a velvet texture.

I took the top and bottom photos after wearing it for 5 hours. The liner stayed on for the most part, but it did smudge on my lids making it not smudgeproof. 


PROS:
  • Beautiful, intense color! Navy Velvet is absolutely stunning! It makes your eyes stand out a little more in comparison to wearing a black liner.
  • Easy to apply. Luckily this liner comes with a nice brush that makes it easy to apply. The liner is indeed very gel-like. It's not too creamy that it smudges right away, and not too rough where it tugs at your lids.
  • Waterproof! You will be able to wear this during the spring and summer when you hit the pool or beach! :)
CONS:
  • Smudges. It is not smudgeproof like what the packaging claims. 
  • Pricey. $9.99 at the drugstore retail price. PRO: Currently $5.99 at Ulta this week only!

Will I be repurchasing this in the future? No. I adore this color, but smudging eye makeup makes me crazy. I recommend using Tarte's Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner if you are willing to spend a little more money on a good gel eyeliner, and right now you can receive 20% off until the 17th when you use the promo code: BLOOM when you check out. You can read my review on that liner HERE.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Manicure Monday: Kleancolor "Fairy Forest"

I found this beautiful pearly seafoam nail polish at a Daiso Japan store the other day, and I fell in love! This polish is called "Forest Fairy" by Kleancolor, and I am wearing 2 coats. It was very easy to apply, and it dries fast!

With flash

Natural lighting


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rite Aid Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (4/13-4/19)



This upcoming week's beauty deals for Rite Aid! I bolded at what I thought was a standout deal.
Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items. Happy savings!

Acronyms:
wyb - when you buy
wys - when you spend
BOGO - buy one get one
+UP- + Up Rewards

Sign up here to be a Rite Aid Wellness Reward Member in order to score these deals if you haven't already!

For more printable coupons:

coupons.com
P&G Everyday Coupons 
Healthy Essentials
Redplum
SmartSource

*NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*




BOGO 50% 
+UP Rewards Deals 
    Other Deals

    Walgreens Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (4/13-4/19)





    This upcoming week's beauty deals at Walgreens! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items.Happy savings!

    Stand out deals are bolded! 

    Sign up HERE for free to be a Walgreens Balance Rewards Member in order to score these deals!

    Acronyms:
    wyb - when you buy
    wys - when you spend
    BOGO - buy one get one
    BP - Balance Points
    RR - Register Rewards

    For more printable coupons:
    coupons.com
    P&G Everyday Coupons 
    Healthy Essentials
    Redplum
    SmartSource


    *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*

    BOGO 50%


    Balance Reward/Register Reward Deals 
    (1,000 points = $1)

    Other Deals

    CVS Weekly Ad Beauty Coupon Match Up (4/13-4/19)





    This upcoming week's beauty deals at CVS! Printable coupons are listed as applicable! Remember that these deals do not include clearance items.Happy savings!

    Stand out deals are bolded! 

    Sign up HERE for free to join the CVS Extra Care Bucks program in order to score these deals!

    Acronyms:
    wyb - when you buy
    wys - when you spend
    BOGO - buy one get one
    ECB - Extra Care Bucks

    For more printable coupons:
    coupons.com
    P&G Everyday Coupons 
    Healthy Essentials
    Redplum
    SmartSource


    *NOTE that sometimes more coupons will be posted throughout the week, and some will be taken down. Print what you need before this happens! Each coupon is allowed up to 2 prints per computer.*

    BOGO 50%


      Extra Care Bucks Rewards



      Other Deals

      Friday, April 11, 2014

      Groupon Beauty Deals!

      I wanted to highlight some beauty deals that are going on right now on Groupon! There are several nail polish collection deals that may be worth taking a look at. Shipping is $2.99 for purchases under $19.99.



      Image source: groupon.com

      Julie G Nails Cruise Collection - $12.99
      This collection was just released on the Jesse's Girl Cosmetics website.


      Image source: groupon.com


      Image source: groupon.com


      One of my favorite eyeliners are the Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners! You can get two of them for $8.99. One of them retails for $6.99.

      Image source: groupon.com



      This is a pretty awesome set! You can try out four different Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfumes with this 4-piece set for $39.99. Free shipping.

      Image source: groupon.com



      Image source: groupon.com




      Happy weekend everyone!


      Thursday, April 10, 2014

      Throwback Thursday: My First Palette!

      Happy Thursday! We are a little less than 2 days away from the weekend! Whoot whoot! I was going through my makeup palettes earlier, and I found my first makeup palette ever! Guess what it is! Urban Decay's Book of Shadows Volume I. Yes, the first Book of Shadows! I remember buying this for my sister's birthday, but she didn't end up using it so it went back to me. I bought it for my sister because the colors were and still are so bold and highly pigmented. Urban Decay creates some of the best quality shadows out there.

      You can tell that I love the second row of this 16-shadow palette since there are some visible dents. After all these years I still have plenty of shadows left! This is a completely satin and shimmer palette!


      Just a few swatches! My favorite row!

      Second favorite row! Midnight Cowboy doesn't apply as smoothly as the others because it has glitter and shimmer, but it is still gorgeous!


      Now it's YOUR turn. For Throwback Thursday (TBT), tell me what your first makeup palette was, and why you did you buy it?! Do you still have it?

      Have a great day!


      Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @thedimpledgirl for more pics, deals and other updates!

      Bath and Body Works Deals! TODAY ONLY!

      It's not often that I post Bath & Body Works deals since there are constant deals everyday, but I thought today is a good deal day!

      The 3-wick candle sale is still going on, but ends today! 2 for $22 isn't bad considering one candle's retail price is now $23. If you have a $10 off $30 coupon from a BBW survey, buy three and get three candles for $23 pre-tax ($33- $10 = $23)!

      Today only, the Signature Collection Body Creams are on sale for only $5 when they normally retail for $12.50. You can also use a coupon towards this deal!

      Can't make it to the store? There's $1 shipping on orders of $25+ with promo code: SPRINGFAVE and other 20% off coupon codes you can use that you can find HERE.


      Happy spring savings!

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014

      REVIEW: Daiso Japan Natural Pack Charcoal Peel Mask

      Happy Hump Day! Today I'll be reviewing a skin care product that I purchased at a dollar Japanese store called Daiso Japan. Daiso, for short, is a store that sell all kinds of products from cosmetics to stationary for a single price being $1.50 per item. If I'm being honest, I only purchased the "Natural Pack" charcoal peel mask because I wanted to peel a mask off my face. Haha! I don't know exactly what it says on the tube since it is in a different language, but luckily it has English translation on the back!


      The formula is thick and sticky which is personally no surprise to me. I suggest using one finger to apply the mask since it can get messy. Make sure that you apply an even semi-thick coat across your entire face to make peeling easier. Try avoid putting it over hairs on your faces because it will hurt once you peel the mask off! There is no tingling sensation, just stickiness, but you'll notice that the mask will begin to dry once you apply it on your face. The thicker the layer, the longer it will take to dry (~15-20 minutes). It'll be ready to peel off once your face feels tight, and the mask feels dry and paper-like.

      I tried smiling in the picture below, but let me tell you that it is extremely hard to do so when it feels like someone is pulling your skin back! This was the best that I could do! :P


      You can see that it's dry near my jawline, and still wet on my cheeks.

      Peeling! I like to start peeling from the bottom up. You can see there is left over residue on the side of my face. Peeling hurts. There! I said it! It hurts so badly that I want to quickly rip it off my face as fast as I can. Yikes!

      How does my skin feel afterwards? Soft. This charcoal mask takes off that top layer of dead skin cells, making your skin feel nice and smooth. No moisture though!

      PROS:
      • Extremely affordable! $1.50 at Daiso stores only. Find a location using their store locator HERE.
      • Dries quickly
      • Makes skin feel soft and smooth
      CONS:
      • Messy
      • Hurts like heck when you peel

      Will I be repurchasing this in the future? No. I don't like how this hurts when I peel it off. It is very affordable though, but it's not worth it!


      Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @thedimpledgirl for more pics, deals and other updates!


      Tuesday, April 8, 2014

      Michaels Arts & Crafts Sale!

      Hi everyone,

      I just wanted to inform you that Michaels Arts & Crafts is having huge sales going on right now this week only! I was flipping through their weekly ad on Sunday after I came home from my mini vacation and saw that they had amazing deals similar to Black Friday! I went out today and purchased several items for scrapbooking and for the home!



      I posted the picture above on my Instagram with some prices, but I'll break down again what I got and how much I paid in case you want to hit up Michaels yourself.

      Floral - All Ashland Spring florals are 60% off so I paid $1.59-$1.99.
      Ashland Signature Accents Mason Jar  (60% off) - $1.59
      Ashland Vases (60% off) - Blue: $1.19; Pink - $1.59
      Ashland Birds (60% off) - Green: $0.79; Yellow - $1.19
      Booklet of Scrapbook papers (48 ct., 75% off) - $5.00
      Recollections Memory Boxes - $1.42 each

      All in all, I paid almost $25, and I am quite happy with my purchases! There are A LOT more deals than what I took advantage of. You can check out their ad HERE and be sure to save extra by using these coupons HERE if it pertains to your purchases! :) 


      Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @thedimpledgirl for more pics, deals and other updates!
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