Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kmart Haul - Jordana and Wet n Wild

I stopped in Kmart today and saw that Jordana was buy one get one 50% off, so I figured I would see if there was anything I wanted. I've been  hearing a lot of positive things about the Best Lash mascara lately, and I've had good experiences with blushes and single eyeshadows before, so I chose a few colors that looked nice.
L-R: Blush in Redwood, Blush in Tawny Beige, Eyeshadow in A Classic
Best Lash Volumizing Mascara
In addition to the Jordana products, the Wet n Wild section at this Kmart had many more of the Megalast lipsticks than any other stores I've been in lately, so I was able to get a few of the newer lipstick shades I hadn't seen yet.
L-R: Dollhouse Pink, Pinkerbell
I'm really happy with all of these things, especially the Jordana products! The eyeshadow looks like it might be quite similar to MAC's Coppering eyeshadow, which I've been wanting for quite some time - but at just $0.99 after the sale, I'll definitely take this one! 

I noticed a few similarities to products in my collection that I thought I'd share with you as well:
Top: Wet n Wild Megalast - Pinkerbell
Bottom: Covergirl Lip Perfection - Temptress
Left: Jordana - Redwood (blended, then heavier)
Right: Milani Minerals -  Mai Tai (heavier, then blended)
Have you tried any of these products?
What are your favorite Jordana products?

P.S. In case you missed it, check out my previous post, which puts a few of these new things to use!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Face of the Day - Trying New Products!

Products Used:

Urban Decay DeSlick Spray
Boots Instant Matte
Revlon Colorstay foundation
ELF Translucent Mattifying Powder
Jordana blush - Tawny Beige

Prestige Brow Perfection pencil - Light/Medium
Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara

MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Jordana eyeshadow - A Classic
Wet n Wild Vanity palette - lightest matte
Milani Liquif'eye - Black
Wet n Wild Greed palette - matte black
Jordana Best Lash mascara

Revlon Super Lustrous gloss - Coral Reef

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Face of the Day

Products Used:

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer
Revlon New Complexion liquid foundation
Revlon Colorstay under eye concealer
Revlon Photoready concealer
ELF Translucent Mattifying Powder
Wet n Wild blush - Heather Silk

Prestige Brow Perfection pencil - Light/Medium
Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara

MAC paint pot - Painterly
Sephora waterproof jumbo pencil - Taupe
Victoria Secret Beauty Rush baked eyeshadows - Bronzinger (lid), Gold Rush (inner corner and brow highlight)
Wet n Wild Vanity Palette - lightest matte shade
NYX Slide On eyeliner pencil - Pretty Violet
MUFE eyeshadow - #92
Maybelline The Colossal mascara

Revlon Colorburst lipstick - Petal

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Face of the Day

Products Used:

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer
Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation
Revlon Colorstay under eye concealer
Revlon Photoready concealer
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear powder foundation
Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush - Rose

Prestige Brow Perfection pencil - Light/Medium
Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara

MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils - Cucumber, Peacock, Yellow
MAC eyeshadow - Lucky Green
Urban Decay Deluxe Palette - Peace, Honey
Wet n Wild Vanity Palette - palest matte shade
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Creamliner for hazel eyes - black
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara - Carbon Black

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Smitten

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Target Summer Beauty Bag - First Impressions

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I got my Summer Beauty Bag from Target this week! Mine included pouch-style samples of Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo and Conditioner and Aveeno Living Color for Medium-Thick hair, a tiny sample of Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, a little bottle of TreSemme Split Remedy shampoo, and a tube of Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock in SPF 70, as well as the coupon book and the bag everything came inside.

In general I'm really pleased with this set! I did see others that received a Split Remedy conditioner as well as the shampoo, but that's not that big of a deal. I love the little bottle - it's actually soft enough to squeeze the product out! I'll definitely reuse that for travelling once I've used it up. I'd been curious about that line after trying a leave-in spray and enjoying it. I've never had good experiences with TreSemme shampoos in the past so I'm thankful to be able to try a sample for free.

I'm also super pleased with the sunscreen! That's the kind I prefer to use on my face, and I like the size of this one! I'll either reserve it for travel or keep it in my bag just in case.

I have very fine hair, so I'm not sure if that'll make a difference in how well the Aveeno shampoo and conditioner work for me, but that's another brand I've been curious about so I'll see how it goes! And I've always had pretty good luck with Garnier products - and I love the scent - so I'll probably like these.

I'm not particularly excited about the Lip Butter sample - I've never been that impressed with them in general and this isn't a color I would have chosen, but I'll still give it a shot - sometimes colors can be surprising, after all.

And of course, the coupons! I'm trying to cut back my spending to almost nothing, so I probably won't use all of them, but there are some great deals in there and some that could be put towards products I actually need.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Face of the Day

Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation
NYX Concealer in a jar
ELF Translucent mattifying powder
Milani Minerals blush - Luminous

MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Sleek Original Palette
Revlon Grow Luscious eyeliner - Graphite
L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes mascara

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Rendezvous

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gumball/Confetti Dot Manicure

This is one of the most fun manicure's I've done in awhile, but it's also one of  the easiest I've ever done that isn't just a single color! It's so simple - just choose several colors of polish you like together, then get a dotting tool of some kind (or several if you want different sized dots). Choose one color at a time and randomly place dots on your nails, continuing with the other colors until the whole surface is covered with dots! By going with one color over all the nails at once, you can avoid having to wait for the dots to dry since they'll be almost completely dry by the time you start the next color. And there's no need for a base color if you choose polishes that aren't particularly sheer. Also, because only a little bit of each dot overlaps another, the polish doesn't get too thick and start chipping or peeling off quickly as can sometimes happen with thicker manicures. It's lasted several days on me with no chipping whatsoever - and of course it also says something that I've been willing to leave it on that long! I tend to switch manicures more often than this.

The polishes I chose to use this time, L-R:
Zoya - Pippa
China Glaze - Gaga for Green
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away!
Wet n Wild Megalast - On A Trip
Essie - Lights
Wet n Wild Megalast - Club Havana

I used the Seche Clear base coat and Seche Vite top coat for this manicure.

Edit: I just noticed this is my 200th post! It doesn't feel like I've done that many!

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