Category Archives: Budget Friendly

Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

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First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water First Impression

My first impressions of the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water are positive. I used it a couple of times on fairly light makeup days so I know I haven’t put it to the ultimate test but it definitely removes makeup. Continue reading First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Island Blues 8 Pan PaletteThis is the second of the new Black Radiance 8 Pan Palettes that were recently released. I posted swatches of the Deeper The Berry in Wednesday’s post and as I promised I have swatches of Island Blues. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal 8 Pan Palette Deeper The BerryAfter dealing with all manners of sickness in my house for the past couple of weeks I decided to partake in a little retail therapy and purchased a few things from CVS. One of those things was the new Deeper The Berry 8 pan palette from Black Radiance. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches

Not a Dupe: Earth Theraputics Precisso Beauty Blending Sponge

Earth Theraputics Sponge vs Beautyblender

So let’s get this out of the way. Is the Earth Theraputics Precisso Beauty Blending Sponge a Beautyblender dupe? No. The shape and feel is close, but this product isn’t going to hold up to the cleaning that is required of it. I used this two or three days in a row and it started to show wear pretty quickly. I took into account my nails could’ve nicked the sponge during washing, however, the tip of sponge ended up with a tiny hole in it. Since the tip doesn’t get as much use as the bottom I assume the hole came from washing and handling it. I haven’t had this type of problem with my Beautyblender. Continue reading Not a Dupe: Earth Theraputics Precisso Beauty Blending Sponge

Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

The Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer is my favorite moisturizer of the moment. I began using it as a replacement for a greasy night cream I disliked. It worked well because I felt moisturized but didn’t look like I slathered my face in goop and since it didn’t have SPF there was no reason to use it during the day. However, when I realized my SPF moisturizer wasn’t really doing much moisturizing I started to use the gel moisturizer underneath. So far it’s great for me and my oily skin whether I’m wearing my makeup or not.

Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

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Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara

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This mascara missed the mark to me. It gave me length(Yay!), but the fibers just didn’t do it for me(boo!). They looked like stray pieces of lash attached to my own. I wanted to pick them off because they looked so out of place. This may not be an issue from far away but it threw me when I looked at my lashes up close. Continue reading Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara

Keeping My Skin Under Control With Bioré

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

I’ve been using the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser($6.50) for the last few months and it’s kind of thrown me for a loop. I say that because it feels like my skin has improved since I’ve been using it. Now this isn’t a drastic improvement because I wasn’t battling serious acne to begin with. I had the occasional breakout that seemed to show up around my cycle, but nothing to lose my mind over. However, it seems like even that is under control. Continue reading Keeping My Skin Under Control With Bioré

Don’t Sleep On Black Radiance Lipsticks

Black Radiance El Dorado Red and Panther Collage

Black Radiance is one of those brands that I slept on because I was caught up buying expensive makeup. It happens to the best of us. Now I know there are good products out there for less than 5 bucks and my wallet thanks me for it. Continue reading Don’t Sleep On Black Radiance Lipsticks

Not What I Expected: Maybelline Amethyst and Natural Smokes Quads

I bought these Maybelline eyeshadow quads with the intention to put them on with the sponge applicator. My motivation was to show that even if you’re at the beginning stages of wearing makeup you can pull off something decent. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t the case.

Maybelline Amethyst Smokes Quad
Maybelline Amethyst Smokes Quad
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad

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