Monday, March 24, 2014

Nude Lipstick for Spring

Run and I mean run to your nearest Walgreens, Meijers, or CVS.  The Maybelline limited edition for Spring line came out (Dare to go nude). This collection speaks to me :)  I bought both blushes and the highlighter.    I picked up all the color tattoo's but the black and Carmel one.  I love them more than I do my urban decay shadow sticks, too faced eye primer, or laura mercier caviar sticks.  Another post on those another day.  I have fallen hard for a lipstick and gloss and may or may not have bought 5 of each ;)

Color Sensational Lipsticks Raw Reveal (7.99).   This is a pale beige nude color.  My favorite nude look.   I have loved the Lady Gaga II lipstick that came out with the collection.  It was limited edition.  I too bought all I could get my hands on.  I am down to my last two tubes, and one has very little left.  This for me is close to that shade which is why I am in love so deeply with it.
Maybelline Raw Reveal Lipstick

Color Elixir: Polished Petal (8.99)  This is a sheer creamy pink.  It has a doe foot applicator.  It also reminds me of Mac's Underage, but it's a little more sheer.  I don't feel like it's a sticky gloss.  It looks fantastic over Raw Reveal. 

NEW! Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Elixir, Polished Petal # 105 Lipstick

If you happen to be out in the stores listed above look for the display.  I have been really happy with all of my purchases from this limited edition set.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nails for Spring

As the spring season has sprung upon us I am always on the lookout for some transition colors from winter to spring.  I am not quiet ready for my full on summer colors.  Here is one I came across first on pinterest that made me look twice.  I stumbled across it at Walgreens the other day and had to snag it up.  It is coming from the Wet and Wild Spring 2014 line called and the Style Award Goes to. Nouveau Cheap is one of my favorite blogs to keep up to date on new lines coming out at the drugstore. Check it out if you haven't already.

Wet and Wild: Valet Tag
Description:  This is a pale taupe creme that's loaded with silver shimmer and a whisper of iridescent glitter. No issues with application and dry-time was average.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Drugstore Skin Care

I have been away for awhile.  I love to share but just get caught up in my life sometimes to keep it up.  I work full time and have 2 growing boys :)  I stay pretty busy.  I started a new job in August and we had an opportunity on a new house so we took it.  Needless to say busy has been my life.  Things have finally started to slow down and I can get on top of my life again. 

Here are my current drugstore fav's.  I haven't switched back to my high end stuff and am still loving my drugstore finds. 

As noted in prior posts my skin type is very dry.  This Polar Vortex has been brutal on my skin. For a moisturizer I have loved:

No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very Dry:  I get mine at Ulta for around 12.00. I use it twice a day and have been really pleased with the ability to keep my skin from feeling so tight this winter and flaky under my foundation. I really want to try the night cream as well.


Details:Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry Skin gives rich, intensive hydration to instantly nourish, energise and smooth for flawless make-up application. No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream is the second and final step to complete your Beautiful Skin routine, through perfect moisturization. With three formulations to suit every skin type, Beautiful Skin Day Creams lavish skin with TLC to hydrate, energize and balance. With the added protective power of SPF15, the multitasking moisturisers help skin fight the harmful effects of the sun and keep you looking as young as possible. There's also a range of night creams for every skin type, too, for truly tailored skin nutrition 24 hours a day.

I also use a serum under my moisturizer.  This one is by Loreal.  It's a little pricey, but I got mine on sale at Target for 15.  So if you keep an eye out of it you might catch a deal.  This product has helped with my red areas which I feel like is my biggest issue.  I have also loved it for evening out the texture of my skin.

Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum Concentrate (25.00)


Details:Why is Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum right for me? Your skin is still young, but it's quality is not always perfect. Skin's texture can be rough and uneven, with visible pores and fine lines. Scientifically developed for all skin tones and types, Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum helps to improve overall skin quality over time.

Unique Texture: This lightweight, ultra-fluid concentrate absorbs quickly with no stickiness leaving a silky smooth fresh finish.

L'Oreal Expertise: L'Oreal laboratories have identified three dimensions that define the quality of ideal skin: Pores, Texture, Lines. Introducing a concentrated corrector that visibly improves the quality of your skin.

A formula with:
  • Perline-P: an association of three perfecting actives that helps optimize the quality of skin's surface in three dimensions: Pores, Texture, Lines.
  • LR2412: a powerful active that visibly corrects the skin.

Reveal your most ideal skin now. Visible results. In just one week 78% of women saw the difference. Touch: Instantly skin's texture is smoothed for a velvet touch. Look: In one week, pores appear reduced and tightened. In one month, fine lines are visibly minimized. Feel: In one month, skin feels more supple, skin's quality looks improved and ideal skin is revealed.

I will continue with my skincare items from the drugstore as I have not missed my high end products yet.