Jul 27, 2010

July Makeup finds

The last haul of July....Apparently the need for more beauty stuff continues!

The random stuff first:

Lash Blast $7 (because I haven't used it in more than a year!)
ELF eyelash curler (only 99 cents and works great!)
Beauty Rush 'Bronzinger' $7 baked shadow (I love the name)
NYC white polish, 99 cents (so I can franken something....)

I love the shimmer in this

The very gorgeous Michelle a fellow blogger (shellylicious1.blogspot.com), model and beauty guru, made a video on youtube a few weeks back and talked about this bubble bath and a facial mask she had gotten from Dollar Tree...unbeknownst of the quality of this stuff, I tried it out anyways.....

Let me start by saying I underestimated....Dollar Tree bubble bath turned out to be some great stuff...I used the April Vanilla Sugar one, I have yet to use the Spa Series, but it smells amazing! Truth be told, I was all set to be disappointed....but actually the bubble bath worked better than some Bath and Body products. I only used 1 cap full for the entire tub to fill with bubbly goodness...
  • The aroma is amazing
  • One dollar for a huge bottle 
  • One cap full is plenty
  • Come in a few scents
And the April Facial toner is a lavender scented toner that comforts the skin. I wouldn't say it is the best but it's nourishing, moisturizing, and leaves your skin soft. Scent is amazing too! The April Mask is something I have yet to try, so I'll let you know how that goes.....

As many of you probably saw in my post a few days ago, a Shu Uemura eyelash curler ($19) was at the top of my wishlist- so many people love this eyelash curler so I thought I'd give it a whirl....
  • No pinching, ouchieee!!
  • Soft dome shaped padding
  • correct pressure on lashes
  • lashes stay curled....most of the time :)

So, I've totally gone Dollar Tree cookoo....
even making a list of Dollar Tree's in my area that I have not been to (I know, it's nuts)..... 
A few other things I got from Dollar Tree include 2 pairs of eyelashes (above), 1 Sally Hansen Moisture plump lip balm in Nude Shimmer, 1 cherry scented Donna Michelle lipgloss, 1 pack of Nailene press on nails, 1 Smackers lipgloss, and 3 boxes of NYC mineral powders and blushes.

I didn't swatch any of the lip stuff since they are all sheer :)

The NYC Mineral blushes and powders have always been a favorite of mine but up until last week only one color was available- Almost Apricot, which happens to be a great color....Last week I spotted Mocha Pearl and grabbed it....I had no idea it was a shimmering blush. Do I love it? Yes!

Great to use as a highlight on the cheeks....

The other day I walked into Sally's Beauty Supply to look for Orly's Royal Navy nail polish, the newest polish from In the Navy collection.....Sweet bright blue color, like half creme half jelly based with turquoise shimmer:

I also got a lipgloss in 'LOL' a pretty pink with gold shimmer shade....

Here is the swatch of that along with the Neutrogena Moistureshine Angel's Blush lipstick and the Revlon Matte Pink Pout lipstick....

If you own MAC lipstick in A Rose Romance, you probably won't need Angel's Blush as it is a very close dupe, actually the RR has a slight lilac tone and Angel's Blush is pure pink. I love Angel's Blush though because it has SPF 20 and it is a mostly creme formula with slight shimmer :)

I don't know how this palette slipped through the cracks last month :) I realized I forgot to mention it when I saw it sitting quietly in my makeup drawer....

LA Colors e/s palette 'Tease'

They are nice colors, I am dying to use the pink one but all the others are really nice.

Along with the lipsticks I was able to find the ELF Beauty Books for $5 each....
These can be found at Target and at some grocery stores (which is where I found mine) but don't get these mixed up with ELF Beauty Encyclopedia's, which differ considerably with each other....The colors all have nice color payoff except for a few....

I got mine in the Eye Brights edition....Along with the Eye Brights, they also have Smoky and Neutral editions....

Note: First top row was used wet because they wouldn't stay put, and the purple one on the bottom is wet as well.....but you have to admit is a nice color :)


  1. Awesome haul. Yay for the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

  2. I’ve been using a facial mask called ChiQui Beaute Mud to Go for almost two months now and I can honestly say that it works. The masks are paraben-free and preservative-free, so they won’t harm your skin like other skincare products can. I used to have horrible cystic acne on my forehead and chin, but now I don’t break out as much, my skin is much smoother and I don’t get an oily shine on my face anymore. I use the Lightening mask to help fade my old acne scars and sunspots on my cheeks. I’ve noticed a huge difference and so have my friends. My skin gets better and better every time I use it. I use it 1-2 times a week and leave it on for about 15 minutes. It’s like getting a facial every week without the huge price-tag. If you get blackheads like I do, you can also use it just around your nose to clear out grime from your pores. Even if you don't have skin problems, the mask will make your skin feel refreshed. Their website is http://chiquibeaute.com. I used this promo code “J10DOLLAROFF” for $10 off any facial mask. It is a little pricey, but it’s really well worth the money because it works! Hope this helps! P.S. If you request a sample from them, they’ll send you one!!

  3. Awww your such a doll. Yes I do love Dollar Tree Amazing and it's surprising how much good stuff you can find at a great deal.