Tag Archives: drugstore

A Skincare Winner: St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

If you’re anything like me, you try products, use it for awhile, then move on to something else. It’s not the product is bad you just want to check something else out. Sometimes those abandoned products end up languishing under your sink and others times you end  up revisiting them and wonder how you lived without it. I’m in the latter category with St.Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub.

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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

For Beginners and Experts Alike: L’Oreal Makeup Genius

If you love makeup you’ve experienced the hope of something working for you only to find out it’s nothing like you thought. If you’re a makeup novice you may grapple with the anxiety of picking something that isn’t going to work for you. No matter the camp you fall in, as a consumer, you have to take a chance, hope for the best, and worst case scenario return it if it doesn’t work. Well L’Oreal is attempting to take some of that guesswork out with their new makeup testing app Makeup Genius.

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Seasons Change. Does Your Foundation? #BuryMeMondays

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Today’s #BuryMeMondays question is influenced by some tweets I saw yesterday from Krissy(@Krissy90220) entrepreneur and blogger at Addicted To All Things Pretty and Brown Girl Friendly. Now, I know it feels like Spring and Summer are never coming back depending on where you live, but I want to know, do you change your foundation as the seasons change? Continue reading Seasons Change. Does Your Foundation? #BuryMeMondays

What Was Your First Foundation? #BuryMeMondays

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My first foundation was a Cover Girl one in Soft Sable. I have no idea how good or how bad it looked but I remember using it, eventually hitting pan and purchasing it again. Not long after that I bought a pink Caboodles organizer and my dad let me order things from an Avon rep he knew. That foundation got the ball rolling for me when it came to makeup. I probably looked like a fool but there aren’t any pictures so I’ll pretend I was cute. 😉 Continue reading What Was Your First Foundation? #BuryMeMondays

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

Sephora Or Ulta? #BuryMeMondays

Sephora or Ulta #BuryMeMondaysWhile there are countless websites and stores that sell beauty products, Sephora and Ulta are by far the most popular to me. Sephora has mid-level and high end brands like Dior, NARS, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Ulta has mid-level brands like Urban Decay and LORAC  and drugstore brands like NYX, Maybelline, and Cover Girl.

There’s a little bit of brand overlap but enough differences for someone to have a preference. So which do you love more and why? Is it Sephora or Ulta? If you’ve purchased anything lately from either store tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #BuryMeMondays.

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