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Shine-be-gone with Palladio Rice Powder

9 Aug

Weird fact about me:  I like to fold laundry.  I have a “folding board” that I fold shirts with to ensure they are the same size with perfect corners.  I love to fold towels and carefully stack them up so they are all facing the same way and lined up.  Oh, and jeans!  I love folding jeans.  There’s just something so satisfying about seeing a stack of perfectly folded jeans….

Alright, well now that you know what a psychopath I am, I’ll get on to something else that I find satisfying that maybe you can relate too:  affordable makeup.

This powder will set you back about $5, but does it work?   Continue reading


Battle of the Blush and Bronzer Duo’s

31 Jul

I strolled into my local Target on a mission to find this new nail polish I had just read about.  I scanned the cosmetic aisle with almost laser-like eyes, I didn’t see it.  I scanned it again, this time bending my knees a little so I could get closer.  Didn’t see it.  Dang, what a disappointment, I say those dreaded words in my mind, “They don’t have it.”

I put my head down and started to exit the cosmetics isle when something caught my eye.  Is that… NARS at Target?  No, but it sure looks like it.  And it sure looks like a dupe for Orgasm and Laguna.  I looked at the price tag ($3) and was happily on my way.  This trip to Target wasn’t a waste after all.

So… is the E.L.F duo comparable to the NARS?

Well let’s just find out!

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Friday Favorite: Zum Soap

27 Jul

You did it, you made it to the end of the week!  *high five*  

Today’s Friday Favorite is what’s been keeping my body squeaky clean for the past month!  Bonus?  It’s au naturel!
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Two Cheap, Effective, and Disposable Tools That Everyone Needs For Their Makeup Kit

11 Jul

Life is tough.  Life moves fast.  Therefore, it’s always a joy to find cheap products that make that life a little easier 🙂

Cue, today’s post:

And the best part?  They’re cheap, effective, and disposable!  Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Hand Lotion

10 Jul

I used to be obsessed with the $30 L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream until I discovered, I can make my own hand cream at home!

But wait, won’t that require lots of time and weird ingredients that I have to go to a hippie store to find?

Nope.  This hand cream requires ingredients that you can find at your local drugstore.  And the best part?  It’s fabulous.

3 simple ingredients, 1 effective moisturizer.  Check it out! 
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Easy Moisturization with EOS

21 Jun

I’ve been on a budget lately.  I know we’re all technically on a “budget,” but I’ve really had to cut back due to some career changes.  That means no eating out, no happy hours, and no spending money on cosmetics… unless I NEED them.  Lotion is something that I need, if I didn’t apply lotion post-shower it would really turn my world upside down.  So I’ve had to start exploring my drugstore options, which led met to:

These bad boys.  Check it out! Continue reading

2 Bloggers 1 Post: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Lollipop

13 Jun

There is a CVS about 2 blocks away from my house so I usually visit there at least 3 times a week.  Whether I’m picking up a box of Raisinetes to feed a late night candy craving, or just strolling in to pick up a bottle of champagne for afternoon mimosas… rest assured, I always leave with something that I don’t need.  The trip that I made when I picked up this Lip Butter was no exception.

You can hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from 2 bloggers in this post. . . Continue reading

L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner

12 Jun

There is just nothing like a good brown eyeliner.  It’s like an ice-cold glass of tea (or in my case, a Diet Coke) on a hot day… it hits the spot when it’s done just right.  I’ve had my share of brown eyeliner duds, so I was skeptical when I tried this one from L’Oreal.

Was it another dud?  Let’s take a look. . . Continue reading

Sunday Manicure with Essie

10 Jun

This past week has been a big one!  I have closed one chapter of my life to begin a new one.  I’ve spent my Sunday reflecting on my past and putting the pieces together for my future.  Overall, I feel very content, serene, and excited.  I decided to give myself a little mani and wanted to pick a color that reflected my mood.  I found the perfect color!

It’s Essie, Lapis of Luxury.  Why is it such a perfect match? Continue reading

Yes To Carrots, Mini Haul

8 Jun

I strolled into my local Walgreens the other day, only to see this beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking sight. . .

Yes to Carrots SALE!  Check out what I snagged!

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