8.20.2014

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows


Nothing to disclose. Affiliate links.


I'll hand it to Josie, she's always coming up with new ways to use Argan Oil and Coconut Water. Lucky for me, when I was in a shiny eye shadow mood, I happened upon her not-so-new collection of Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadows at Sephora.

While they seem like they would be a hot mess to apply, they actually go on with no problems. They dried down much more quickly than I had thought. They were easy to remove and didn't crease oddly. Color me surprised!



You can also apply these shades without the doe foot, just by shaking the product with your finger over the opening and then applying to the lid.  I really love the sheen it gives my lids. Especially with a tan. It's unlike any other product I own. I've been wearing it every day for about two weeks and I love it. If you want major shine, use the doe foot and get the pigmented bits from the bottom. Want something more sheer? Shake it up and apply with the applicator. Want a watery-like glisten? Apply with your finger. I want all of the colors.

While the colors are beautiful and the shine is intense, I'm not sure you could easily do a look with more than one color, unless you are really good at finger painting. However, once it dries down, you can add a powder shadow with no problem. I'm hooked.

Either way, try it for yourself for $18.


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8.19.2014

Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner Smudge Test



Bought it with my own nickels. Contains affiliate links. 




I'm not sure how these Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliners from Too Faced slipped by me, but I just discovered them yesterday. Available in eight colors, including a matte white and a silvery white that delivers Cameron Diaz eyes in an instant, these aren't your usual chubby stick eyeliners.


These boast a really long wear time. According to the company, it's up to 24 hours! (I hope I don't need to remind you that you shouldn't be wearing makeup that long and you should be washing your face twice in that same time period.) The Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliners dry down quickly and do not budge. I tried to make them move and I couldn't. But as soon as I added some oily makeup remover they slid right off, with no rubbing or pulling.



The only downside I can find with these beautifully long wearing sticks is that if you wanted to do a skinny line, you'd have to waste more product sharpening then you would use wearing it. Hopefully, they will release skinnier versions soon. In the meantime, I'm going back for Silver Lining. I'm obsessed with that nonstop gorgeous shine of Diaz's lids.

Pick them up anywhere Too Faced is sold for $22.


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8.18.2014

Makeup Wars: My Best $30 Face


Thirty dollars seems like a decent wad of cash, right? You can buy twenty-eight-and-a-half Dunkin Donuts Large Unsweetened Ice Teas. You can rent 20 Redbox Blu-rays. You can take 4.8 people to an Early Bird showing of Let's Be Cops at the Anchorage Cinemark. Thirty dollars goes kind of far, but how great of a face can you get for $30? Here is how I would do it!

Scan your BeautyClub Rewards Card at the CVS kiosk. I'm going to guess I'll get at least 2 coupons for $3.00 off of two makeup brands. Plus, I'll get a $5.00 coupon for spending $50. (I can't get out of a makeup aisle without dropping $50, so that is a given I get a $5 each time I go in the store.) Now I've gotten $11 more towards my $30 face. See how you game the system?


I'm going to assume you already have an amazing SPF. If not, grab one from La Rosche Posay.
Now you'll need a foundation. I love Maybelline's Dream Wonder Fluid Touch ($10.99). It's the drugstore version of all of the higher end serum-based foundations. This doesn't contain skin care, but the finish looks the same.

The eyes are where it's hard not to spend it all. Color Riche Dual Effects shadow in Perpetual Nude from L'OREAL ($9.99) is so creamy, it's beautiful. Use the darkest color in the palette as the liner. The L'OREAL Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($8.99) offers a comb on one side and a brush on the other. It's the BEST drugstore mascara--this is a fact which cannot be successfully disproven.

For my blush, I'm using a touch of Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($8.49).

For the lips, look no further than Milani's Power Lips ($6.49). Pick the color of your choice. They are all gorgeous. They wear longer and more comfortably that most of the same category of lippies at Sephora and you can't beat the price. Mwah!




That is a grand total of $44.95, before sale prices. After sale prices, depending on where you live, you are closer to $38.48. Now, thanks to your Beauty Club Rewards, you've even got a little left over so you can grab an Unsweetened Ice Tea and rent something from Redbox.

Want more $30 faces? Check out the makeup wars tiles below!




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8.17.2014

Lipstick League: What Brand Are You Most Excited About?


Question of the Week: When it comes to fall/winter, which beauty brand collections are you always excited to see? Forget collections, I'm excited to see who will release the best bi-phase foundation this season. The ones I have seen so far are all amazing and I am sure more are on the way. Have you tried them? Which is your favorite so far?

  EauMG - Are you completely over the heat? Cool down with EauMG’s guide to perfumes inspired by snow.

  Gouldylox Reviews - Can you choose just one of the palettes for fall? I don't think I can....

  My Beauty Bunny - Sun and hot weather stressing out your skin? Chill out with the Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Masque - we saw visible results after just a few uses!

  Nouveau Cheap - shares her first impressions (and swatches) of the entire Wet n Wild Summer 2014 Limited Edition Summer Festival Collection.

  Pink Sith - International readers REJOICE! I’m holding a Giveaway for a Haughty Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette only for readers outside of the USA! Ends August 20th so enter today!

  Prime Beauty - (and even more top bloggers) give you the birds-eye-low-down on their Top 10 Drugstore Picks! 

Phyrra - Need help choosing a neutral companion? Phyrra compares Urban Decay Pulp Fiction vs. Naked Basics vs. Naked 2 Basics so you can choose the best palette for your skintone!

  we heart this - Check out our Top Ten Favorite Drugstore Products and see if you agree with our picks!

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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8.15.2014

Fab Five Friday with Beautisol, Derma-e, ProBelle and more!

Purchased by me. Sent for review. Contains affiliate links.


Is summer actually coming to a close? That went by so fast! Just because the summer is starting to end, your use of sunscreen shouldn't. True, you aren't frolicking at the beach, but you're also probably not hiding inside a dark room. You need to wear a sunscreen. (If you don't, then don't come boo-hooing to us that you need to get a peel to undue the brown splotches left my the sun.)

Derma-E, makers of exceptional skincare at very reasonable prices, now have an Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen Oil-Free FACE SPF30. It's light, it doesn't smell and it feels lovely on the skin. There is no excuse to avoid sunscreens.

A nice, white smile is the fastest way to feel beautiful. Reach has a new toothbrush that is unlike all others. This Complete Care Triple Angle Floss Toothbrush utilizes bristles pointing in three directions, so teeth get cleaner than brushing with a standard toothbrush. It's a little wider than regular toothbrush, but my teeth do feel cleaner.

Want to be the first of your friends talking about a new brand? Check out Benecos Natural Beauty. It's Germany's fastest growing makeup brand, all natural and gluten-free. It gives a satin finish that leans more matte than the usual BB dewy finish. It's only available in two colors but if you are fair or beige, try it for yourself!

ProBelleNail Polish Touch N' Grow will beef up your brittle nails. Do you pick off your at-home gel polish? I know I do (I also pick off those nail stickers!). This will help your nails heal dramatically. Available in two formulas, your nails will recover and you can stop being ashamed of destroying them. It's totally helping me.

I know I mentioned it earlier, but I am now addicted to Beautisol Summer Glow. I was so afraid to put it on my face, but it's error proof and gives you a flawless tan.

What did you love this week? Tell me all about it in the comments!


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