Friday, January 3, 2014

New Years Eve Outfit and Makeup

I love dressing up for special occasions especially, New Year's Eve. I actually got this dress from ModCloth in August in there clearance section it was originally $99 and was marked down to $49. And I could not wait to wear it! It is a ivory with gold embellishment and a velvet skirt. The sleeves are 1970s inspired I feel like I could be in hustle and flow. I wore it with Steve Madden embellished suede flats (DSW clearance $25.99).

Dog photobomb!

I curled my hair with the 1/4 in wand and let them set and brushed them out to get this retro wave look. I used the Too Faced Few of My Favorite Things Pallete with the color "Honey Honey" over the Gold Rush Color Tattoo and a Urban Decay Original Primer. Then in the crease I used the Matte brown in "Chocolate" and the outer V was the deep cranberry in "Soiree." Then I used a Revlon Black color stay felt tip liner, for a winged look. I used the bronzers and blushes from the pallete as well. I love a classic red lip for the holidays. I used "Standout" the Revlon Matte Balm Stain, its a retro perfect red. And it stayed ALL night and well into the new year without any feathering! And of course LOTS of Mally's volumizing mascara. My foundation was Bare Minerals in Medium Beige. 

Cheers to the New Year! I hope you all had an eventful New Year's Eve as well!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Estée Lauder lipstick����

Always check your CCOs at the outlets! I got this beauty for $15. It is Estee Lauder's Signature Lipstick in 19 Orchid Light. This the perfect Mauvy-Plum for fall and the packaging is to die for. It reminds me of the YSL packaging and just makes me feel fancy. This is a really opaque and creamy formula that has pretty decent staying power. Go snatch it up and wear it in the New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sephora Lipstick on Clearance!

Always check those side racks at Sephora because you never know what you will find! I have been so lucky lately. I picked up this lipstick by Sephora in 10 Maniac it is a deep Mauve-brown and is a must have for the winter. I love this Vampy color. It is a Satin finish similar to the Rimmel Satin Finishes (Kate Moss ones in the black tubes). It has really decent staying power but is not terrible hydrating. I purchased this for $7 so definitely felt like I got a steal! Check it out, they also have mattes as well!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December Ipsy!

Merry Christmas Eve! That snuck right up on me! Hope everyone is preparing for the festivities. On that note here was my December Ipsy Bag! Note: the beauty blender was a 1000 point perk. 

Pop Eye Shadow Trio: Retails for 10 shadows for $24, so worth around $6.50
      - Smoky eye (grey, black, white), decent pigmentation, perfect for a smoky eye
Bombshell Multi-stick: In the color girl crush, $16
      - Pink shimmery lipstick and cheek product, full size
J. Cat Pencil: $3.99
      - caramel color called Caramel Mocha, not really for me but nice pencil format
Signature English Laundry: $5
      - this came with a mens and women's scents, its fabulous. The women's scent is sweet and florally      
       yet not too strong.
    - the sample size was decent perfume samples about 10 uses
Andrea Strip Lashes: $3.99 (perfect for NYE!)

TOTAL: $35.48

Ipsy is a beauty bag subscription service where you take a quiz and get products related to your answers every month for $10. I used to do Birchbox but this is so much better for value and full size products. Ipsy even comes with its own cosmetics bag, love it! It also gives you a point program for reviews and discounts on further purchases to the companies.

Here is a link if you want to join!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Face of the Day (Two Faced Few of my Favorite Things pallete) and NEW clearance products!

Here is a quick tutorial on an easy eye look with Too Faced Few of My Favorite Things Pallete. Also the lip color were some awesome clearance finds at Target and CVS.

The lip color is the Loreal Balm in "Ballet Show" and over top is Milani Glitzy 3D gloss in Starshine. I have heard these are very similar to the dazzle glasses at MAC. The Loreal Balm was $2.98 at Target and the 3D gloss was 50% off at CVS (around $4.50). So keep a lookout for those great finds! Remember year end clearance stickers ends at the end of the year make sure to get to a CVS by then!

The eye look I created was with Buche de noel on the middle and outer lid. Inner lid was Crisp Apple strudel. The crease was Chocolate milk and outer corner was a mixture of Dark Chocolate and Soiree. and some black felt tip liner to finish and mascara.

Also keep an eye out Target has amazing clearance deals that can be combined with Cartwheel or weekly coupon deals. I got this Merona blazer for $6! I also am wearing cigarrete leg jeans by Michael Korrs (from TJ Maxx), White Merona long sleeve shirt (target $7 on sale), Ann Taylor necklace (clearance section), and Sperry boots. 

Here is a link to the Boots:***7********9599705*M090/subCatId/cat100156DM/showDefaultOption/true/productdetails

The blazer:

The blazer is not on sale on the website, it was $9.99 at the store and with the Cartwheel coupon it was $6! So look in stores! The blazer runs a little bigger so you can size down if need be this is an XS.

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New at CVS

Heads up there are new lip sticks at the drugstore. These claim to be liquid lipsticks. The smell and look almost identical to the Loreal caresse ones that were arguably a dupe for the YSL glossy stains (I don't think they were). They are around $7 - 9 depending where you purchase. I will probably have to get one to try next time but I was too busy looking through the year end clearance (see my last post)!!

Also Revlon has some new blushes. Again around the $10 price point there are some new colors and the shimmer bricks similar but darker than physicians formula. 

Happy shopping!

CVS end of the year clearance! 50%-75%

It's the most wonderful time of the year! It the end of year clearance at CVS of course! Those green and pink stickers get me going. It's a scavenger hunt for the drugstore cosmetics sales. Love it. I went to two CVSs got some great deals and spent pennies on the dollar. I did not even use my ECBs wahhh oh well just another reason to find another CVS :). Below is a list of what I got and swatches!

- Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Riveria Strip (bronzer, or highlighter) $3.75
- Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Translucent (highlighter/setting powder) $3.57
- Revlon Powder Blush in Smoky Rose $2.75
- Airspun Loose Face Powder inNaturally Neutral $3.25
- Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder in Translucent Medium $3.57
- Stay Glossy Rimmel in Eternal $1.37
- Milani 3D Glitzy in Starshine $4.39
- Revlon Color Burst Lip gloss in Bordeaux $2.07
- Physician's Formula in Red Sexy Glow Line $2.49
- Scandal eyes by Rimmel nude liner (not on sale but I can never find it) $4.59
- Neutrogena makeup remover $3.25

I also had a $5 off coupon, so my total was $25.99!! (including the Rimmel Liner)

PF Red, Rimmel, Revlon, and Milani (order below):

Shimmer strips, PF happy booster, and the Revlon Blush (order)

Overall this was an awesome and relatively cheap haul! I would suggest going and getting some products on clearance if you like a good deal. I real wanted to try the Milani lip glosses for a while, and I have always loved the Rimmel ones. The color burst by revlon are very pigmented and I find this an easy way to wear that deep berry shade. I got on to the Airspun because of Glamlife Guru on Youtube she swears by it (and for that matter the shimmer strips for a cheap highlighter). And at these prices its worth the purchase. I will also link to Danna Ann who also did a youtube CVS clearance haul just so you can take a peak at whats out there!


Danna Ann: