$250 Shopping Spree!

Question of the Week: You are awarded a $250 gift card to any beauty store you choose. What’s the store and what do you buy?  Honestly, it would depend on who gave it to me. How weird is that? 

If Sephora said, "Here's $250, buy anything!" I'd dive into a Pat McGrath and Natasha Denona Palette. Or maybe just one Natasha? I have been lusting after that palette for more than a year. How amazing must eyeshadow be to sell for that much? Back in the days when I was a new blogger, there was a French brand that was new to me. All of the fancy bloggers raved about their Le Metier de Beaute eye shadow and how it was applied. I forget the premise, but it was about layering shades or something brilliant. Anyway, I actually got to work with the brand on some skincare and I . GOT. TO. TRY. A. SHADOW. PALETTE. 

And it was dusty and boring. 

So I don't know. How good can that shadow be to cost $239 a palette? However, if my Mom gave me a gift card to a beauty store, I would spend differently. I would go for basics with more sparkle and aim to get more than three items. Here's how my Mom-spend at Sephora would go down:

Stila: Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set, $25 (The shadows are awesome and way to pricey the regular way.)

Natasha DenonaChroma Crystal Top Coat in Peach, $28

Huda Beauty: Desert Dusk Shadow Palette, $65, #FauxFilter Foundation, $40,

Too Faced: Just Peachy Mattes Shadow Palette, $45, Glitter Glue, $20

Fenty: Alien Bae, $20 (good luck finding it, though!)

What would you get? Would it matter where it came from? Let's discuss below. In the meantime, check out the important beauty news you may have missed last week with the Lipstick League. 

Phyrra - Everyone's talking about the new Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation. See if it's a win for dry skin in my review!

Prime Beauty - Have you ever wanted to try microdermabrasion? I'll be trying the Personal Microderm Device (PMD) for four weeks. See my before pictures, get an introduction to the device and get a 20% off code!

Realizing Beauty - Christa tried to resist the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna hype, but after trying a sample of the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation she had to pull the trigger. Find out why it's her new favorite foundation.

we heart this - Stef probably got to try 100 of the 1000 (!) brands that were at Cosmoprof 2017. Here are her five favorite products from the biggest beauty trade show in the US.

Beauty Junkies Unite - The easiest way to update your style for fall starts with your nails! Check out 12 gorgeous fall-inspired nail polish hues that Amber hand-picked, just for this glorious season.

Blushing Noir - Turn your kid (or yourself!) into Pennywise the Clown in around 10 minutes with this quick and easy makeup tutorial!

Gouldylox - With only a few days left of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, don't miss out on the one product that gives back 1:1.

My Beauty Bunny - is giving away a major cruelty free prize every day this week. Dermalogica, $1,500 Tomorrow Sleep Mattress, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and much more!

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

Phyrra is Currently Craving: Even though I own a ton of makeup brushes, I still want this Urban Decay Most Wanted Brush Set! I love the bag that comes with it too!

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  1. probably some Oud perfume
    but that palette is nice, such a change from neutrals and reds/orange and purples


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