Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Drugstore Brand Cosmetics:
- BOGO 1/2 Off at Ulta, Walgreens
- $5 each: Almay Intense I-Color eyeliner, mascara and Smoky Eye Kit at Walmart
- $1 rebate on all eye makeup over $5.99 at Rite Aid (limit 3)
- Foundation, Blush & Powder all 25% off at Bartell Drugs
- Foundation, Blush, Concealer & Eye makeup all BOGO 1/2 Off at Walgreens
- Free Lash Blast Mascara with $10 CG purchase at Fred Meyer (with coupon)
- BOGO 1/2 Off at Ulta, Walgreens, Rite Aid (Eye makeup only at Rite Aid)
- Free Tote with $15 L'Oreal purchase at Ulta
- BOGO 1/2 Off eye makeup at Rite Aid
- BOGO 1/2 Off Blush, Foundation, Powder & Concealer at Ulta
- $2 off eye makeup at Fred Meyer (with coupon)
- $6.94 for Super Stay 24 Lip Color at Walmart
- BOGO 1/2 Off all cosmetics, moisturizers & cleansers at Walgreens
- 25% off entire line at Bartell Drugs
- BOGO 1/2 Off foundation, powder, concealer, blush & bronzer at Rite Aid
- Buy 2 Get One Free at Fred Meyer
- BOGO 1/2 Off at Rite Aid
- BOGO 1/2 Off at Walgreens
- 50% off makeup and mineral lines
Other Beauty Products & Tools:
- Entire Selection BOGO 1/2 Off at Bartell Drugs
- BOGO Free Japonesque brushes at Ulta
- BOGO 1/2 Off Ecotools brushes and brush sets at Ulta
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I love these so far, they are very easy to use and actually pretty quick as well. I used plate number BM10 for this design. Colors I used were Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in 86 Wedding Bliss for the base and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 300 White On for the stamped design. I used Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to seal it all in. I always love Sally Hansen nail polishes, I have a ton of them. The Seche Vite is the best top coat I have used because it dries so fast. Seriously, in 15 minutes, your nails are dry. This is great for me because I usually mess up several before they have a chance to dry. Since I started using Seche Vite, I have perfect nails every time. :)
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Friday, June 24, 2011
|It's good to find this box on your porch!|
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|This photo is from the Kmart website.|
This is an excellent deal for products I don't mind paying regular price for anyway. Wet n Wild is already an great buy normally since they offer good quality products at low prices. So BOGO Free rocks! I highly recommend checking this out, I know I am going to!
Locate a Kmart near you.
I used the Wet n Wild trio in The Gilded Age for this look. It is a summer limited edition trio that you will find at your local drugstore in a display with a limited edition bronzer. It is $2.99 (the bronzer is the same price) and I have seen it at Walgreens, Fred Meyer and Bartell.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|Intrepid and Visionary|
Temptalia's Dupe List
L'Oreal HiP Pigments (These are on the L'Oreal website at full price)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
|Jesse's Girl Eye Dusts, Wet n Wild Pixie and concealer|
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here are some quick swatches of MAC Parfait Amour. It is such a beautiful purple. I wanted to try some different bases to see what works and really makes it pop. All the swatches are applied on the back of my hand using my finger. From left to right in the photo: Too Faced First Base, NYX Eyeshadow Base in White, with no primer or base and the last is over Wet n Wild Idol Eyes cream shadow pencil in Techno. I love the way it looks over Techno! :)
|ELF Essential 12 Piece |
Professional Brush Set
You really can't beat the price on these, even regular price! I have a couple of the eyeshadow brushes from the Essentials line and they are pretty decent quality, especially considering how inexpensive they are.
*the above photo is from www.eyeslipsface.com.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
(regular price $14.50, $10.25 at CCO)
Tweet Me (Mega Metal eyeshadow, Originally $19.50, $13.50 at CCO)
Sweet Joy ($11 at CCO)
Shimmermoss (Permanent color but I have the To The Beach LE packaging)
Prepped for Glamour
"Frisky Business" Mini Lipglass/Lustreglass Holiday Set
(Originally $29.50, $20.75 at CCO)
Totally It (Lipglass)
Silly Girl (Lipglass)
To The Beach "Flurry of Fun" Lipglass
(original price $14, $10 at CCO)
"Truth and Light" Magically Cool Liquid Powder
(original price $29.50, $20.75 at CCO)
*This item is now available as part of the regular line as well, however I have the Venomous Villains LE packaging
Pigments - full size
(regular price $19.50, $13.25 at CCO)
If it Sparkles...
Thrillseekers Mini Pigment Holiday Sets
(originally $32.50, $26 at CCO)
*There are 3 different sets and many of the colors are available in the permanent collection. I do not have them in order by set in my photo but I will list them by set here. Each has 5 mini vials including 4 pigments and 1 glitter in a LE package.
Cool Set: Mauvement, Softwash Grey, Cheers My Dear, Silver Fog, Reflects Pearl
Warm Set: Gift O'Glamour, Gilded Green, Gold Mode, Most Darling, Reflects Bronze
Smoky Set: Blue Brown, Dark Soul, Naked, Jigs & Jive, Reflects Blackened Red
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Earlier this year, MAC had a collection called Peacocky. All of the eyeshadows released with this collection were called Mega Metal eyeshadows and they had a nice metallic finish. Well I knew nothing about MAC at the time, so I completely missed this collection. (It was actually this year's Surf Baby collection that got me into MAC.) However, I was able to pick up one of the Mega Metal eyeshadows at my local CCO. It is a beautiful golden peachy color called Tweet Me, and if I had known about the collection originally this is definitely a color I would have purchased. Lucky me that they had this color alone at my CCO. (I am hoping they will get more Mega Metal eyeshadows in but you never know!)
I actually bought Tweet Me about a week ago and have worn it a couple of times since. It is such a pretty color and I love the metallic finish. I decided to try comparing it to all the other eyeshadows I have that are a similar color to see if there was anything close. After doing these swatches together, I definitely think Tweet Me is unique because of that Mega Metal finish, but I did have one eyeshadow that looked identical based on the color. The Ulta brand eyeshadow in Sunburst looks the same as Tweet Me, it just has a less metallic sheen to it. I tried a few other colors I had that I thought were kind of in the same realm but none were very close. The two Benefit eyeshadows I swatched were Cha Cha and Bambi, both of these are now discontinued. They are from the Show Offs loose powders Benefit used to have. (I loved these, I wish they still sold them!) I also swatched one Bare Minerals eyeshadow in Sangria, but it was far too coral. Here are the results:
Read my post about CCO!
Shop Ulta brand eyeshadows!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
All of the products are sold at discounted prices, usually around 30% off. The products they have are likely to be discontinued or limited edition items. This means that the makeup you are getting could be a year old already, but personally this doesn't bother me. It is all brand new and still in the original packaging. Sometimes you will even find current products sold here. They supposedly get shipments in once a month, usually at the end of the month and the new product should be out within the first several days of the next month.
This is also a great place to buy perfumes. I was able to purchase Coach Poppy at a discounted price here. They also carry Michael Kors Very Hollywood, Island Bermuda and several others of his. They of course had the Estee Lauder brand perfumes. I don't recall seeing them but I would be willing to bet that they have the Clinique Happy perfumes as well.
The last time I went to my local CCO, I purchased several MAC products. I bought the Truth & Light Liquid Powder from the Venomous Villains collection (that powder is now part of the permanent line), Flurry of Fun lipglass from the To The Beach collection last summer and about 8 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows I got from the permanent collection are Parfait Amour, Tilt and Shroom. I also picked up Prepped for Glamour, Crazy Cool, Haunting, Dame's Desire and Tweet Me, all limited edition from recent collections. I have also purchased MAC pigments there in the past, including the mini pigment sets from Christmas 2010 that each had 5 small vials of different pigments. I can't comment too much on the other brands there since I usually am focused on the MAC stuff.
If you don't mind getting an product that is older but still unused in original packaging, then I recommend checking out the CCO. If you are looking for a product that has been recently discontinued, then the CCO is definitely the way to go.
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bare Escentuals: www.bareescentuals.com (No current codes)
Benefit Cosmetics: www.benefitcosmetics.com (Link to online sale below)
- PRETTY50 get free shipping on orders of $50 or more (US only)
- WORLD115 get free international shipping on orders of $115 or more (excludes China)
ELF Cosmetics: www.eyeslipsface.com
- HALFMIN get 50% off $20 mineral purchase, max $100 discount (expires 6/6)
Bartell Drugs (Valid 6/6 - 6/12):
- 25% off Covergirl
- BOGO 1/2 off L'Oreal foundations, blushes, powder and lip color
- BOGO 1/2 off Revlon eyes cosmetics, foundation, powder, blush and nail color
- BOGO 1/2 off NYC
- Covergirl Natureluxe lip balm 2/$12 (2/$7 with $5 off coupon in Sunday paper)
- $5 for L'Oreal Color Riche lipliner or color
- Spend $10 on L'Oreal lip or eye cosmetics, get $3 extrabucks
Fred Meyer: (There are usually more unadvertised deals in store.)
- BOGO 1/2 off Rimmel Glam'eyes Day to Night Mascara
- BOGO 1/2 off Covergirl eye cosmetics
- BOGO 1/2 off Maybelline eye or face cosmetics