Archives

November 2017 Ipsy Glam bag review

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  I’ve been MIA for awhile, as I’m recovering from surgery. A bright point this past week was receiving my November Ipsy glam bag.

I liked most everything I got, which usually isn’t the case.  I had a heck of a time finding pricing for everything I received.  Ipsy costs $10 a month.  You get five products, and your selection is based on your personal profile.  I have changed mine several times over the years.  Most of the products are deluxe sample size, but I always get at least one full size product.  This month I got three full size products!  Sweet!

Here is what I got:

Ipsy Nov. 2017 Glam bag 11-15-17

Don’t know why it is sideways, must be the pain meds I’m on. Ha ha!  Ipsy is great about sending make up brushes.  I got a tapered highlight brush from slmissglam.  It’s so cute with it blue handle and blue rhinestones.  Next up is a gorgeous bronze loose eye shadow by Naked Cosmetics in Mother Nature.  It has tiny flecks of green and I can’t wait to try it on my blue eyes.  It retails for $14.99.

I’ve gotten many lip products from Colorpop over the years.  This month I got Ultra Satin Lip color in Calypso.  It’s a pretty pinky nude that retails for $6, this is full size.

I got a lip balm by Skyn Iceland Berry Lip fix, it was a deluxe sample, and just okay.

I also got a deluxe sample of IT Cosmetics CC+ foundation in light.  I have used this before and it offers great full coverage and  also can be used for a concealer.

All in all, I definitely got my money’s worth this month.  Thanks for stopping by.

Ipsy Nov. 2017 Glam bag 11-15-17 swatch

Advertisements

Fix a dent! Holy crapitoly! It’s freaking awesome!

Happy Sunday! I love YouTube!  It’s amazing what kind of stuff you can learn by watching endless beauty videos.  I was binge watching some wig videos recently, and picked up this little gem.

The lady on the video used eye lash glue to fill in a line between her eyes. Hmm, sounds interesting. I have a deep line between my eyes, but most notably I have a dent in my forehead.  I opened my car door on my head about three years ago, and it never filled back in.  My doctor told me that the skin literally moved and will never move back.  I’ve looked in to getting some sort of filler, but that’s expensive and not a permanent fix.  I also have some chicken pox marks on my forehead as well.  Basically a hot mess!

Check me out:

Dented forehead 2-5-15

I did a blog post a few years ago about my dented forehead. I didn’t realize how obvious it was until I was doing a make up post. I’m very self conscious about it.  I try to wear my hair over it for the most part. But my bangs are getting thinner too, so it basically sucks balls.

Well, I tried this eye lash glue trick, and holy crap! I think for my first try, it turned out really well. I put the glue on, let it dry completely.  Next I dabbed on some Wet n Wild Photofocus concealer in light ivory using a mini beauty blender sponge. I then put a very thin layer of Covergirl Simply Powder foundation in ivory. I almost cried when I saw how good it looked.  I also used it on some of my wrinkles and the pox scars. I almost forgot the e.l.f. Natural Lash Kit  that I paid a whopping $2 for.  I already had the other items.  I’m very happy with the results, check me out.

 

Here is everything I used:

Fix a dent 10-15-17 kit

The glue is clear and very easy to use. I don’t have any foundation on the rest of my forehead.

You remove the glue with a warm washcloth. I tried Ardell lash glue first, but it didn’t do anything.

Thanks for stopping by.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm Review

Happy Sunday!  I’ve tried so many eye creams over the years. I’ve thought a few times that I found a holy grail one, but nope, not until now anyway.

Well I’m happy to report I think I may have found the perfect eye cream for mature skin.

It’s L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm I purchased this at Ulta.  The regular price is $19.99, but I had a manufacturer’s coupon and store coupon, so I only paid $14.50 for .50 ounces of product.

Here is the description from Ulta’s website:

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition firming and hydrating eye cream glides smoothly onto skin for incredible comfort. 10 precious oils and pro-calcium blend to intensely re-densify skin around eyes, restoring a radiant glow.

I have a lot of wrinkles under my eyes. I’m 58, so that is to be expected. I wear glasses and blindly think (get it) that you can’t see my lines so well. Wrong! I have dark circles too and have to use a concealer.  Lately it seems like my lines have become pronounced.  I’ve had a rough year, so that may have contributed to my haggard eyes.

I was more than pleasantly surprised by this eye cream.  I’ve only been using it for a few days, but have noticed a big difference.  My under area is moisturized and a bit smoother.  One plus is my concealer looks the same at the end of the day as it does when I apply it in the morning.  That never happens.

Check me out.

 

I have minimal make up on, as I was just running out to the grocery store.

L'Oreal Eye Cream 2 9-24-17

I also have on my absolute favorite mascara by L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Luxhair How Wig Collection by Tabatha Coffey review

Happy Sunday!  Browsing the Sunday paper today, I found an ad for Tuesday Morning.  I rarely go there, but the ad today had  Luxhair How wigs by Tabatha Coffey for $9.99! I own several hair pieces but I never wear them.  I just can’t seem to get them to match with my own hair.  I found a platinum curly piece that I loved!  I tried it on in my car, and hot damn!

Platinum wig 8-27-17

Wow!

Can you believe this was only $9.99? They feel like real hair, and can be heat styled up to 320 degrees. It’s made of Keralon and are so soft and silky.  We are going on vacation in October, and my own hair is a frizzy mess these days, so these will come in handy.

I called another store to see if they had any more colors. They did, and off I went.  I got a straight style, super fun and very hippy like. These wigs normally sell for $80! I think the styles are discontinued as I had a hard time finding them online. Honestly, if I only wear each of them once, I would be getting my money’s worth.

Straight blonde wig 8-27-17

Close to my natural color!

Hopefully my head isn’t as big as it looks in this photo! I don’t have the best selfie skills for sure. I found this same wig online for $79.98! The color is medium golden blonde.

Here is my favorite, I’ll be wearing this one a lot.  It is so gorgeous, and for $9.99, damn, I’m a good shopper! I’ve been trying to get my own hair in this style, and it just ain’t working.

 

Check out more of the platinum style, all three wigs have lace fronts on them.  They totally look like your own hair.

Total Gwen Stefani moment!  I’ll be styling when we go to New Orleans!  Check out my hair line!

They had lots of styles and extensions.  Something for everyone! They are non returnable, so keep that in mind.

Luxhair How Collection by Tabatha Coffey 8-27-17

If you have a Tuesday Morning near you, and want to get some awesome wigs, check them out! But hurry, as once these are gone, they are gone.

Thanks for stopping by.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Brow pencil review

Happy Saturday! Can I just say I’m a coupon clipping kook! Not that’s a bad thing. I love new beauty products, and often find them in the Sunday paper coupons. It might only be a buck or two savings, but it’s a great way to try new products for not a lot of money.

Having coupons that expired today, I made my way to Ulta yesterday. I was trying to stay away, but I had to buy a birthday gift, and Ulta is next store to Charming Charlie  I had not been to Charming Charlie’s in awhile and was very pleasantly surprised. They had many more new and fun products. I almost purchased a book on how to tie a scarf. Lots of great gift ideas. Plus they carry e.l.f. products!

As you get older, your eyebrows get sparse. While I don’t pay a ton of attention to my brows, (i.e. rarely pluck, etc.), I do like them to look nice. Mine are blonde and I wear glasses.

I purchased L’Oreal Brow Stylist Shape & Fill in Blonde at Ulta.  The regular price is $10.99, I paid $4.24 using a manufacturer’s coupon, Ulta coupon and member rewards points. It is identical to Benefit Good Proof brow which costs $24 in my opinion.  The color I was using for the Goof Proof brow is number one.

Here is what’s on Ulta’s website:

Define your brow statement. L’Oreal’s Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil is a unique 3-in-1 mechanical pencil with spoolie. The triangular tip precisely outlines, easily shades, and evenly fills brows. Soft styling spoolie blends for shaped brows.

Benefits:

  • 3-in-1 mechanical pencil with spoolie
  • Triangular tip
  • Outlines, shades, fills
  • Defined brows

 

The colors are the same, it’s hard to tell them apart.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist swatch 8-26-17

They both have unique tips, which makes it easier to fill in your brows.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist side by side 8-26-17

Benefit Goof Proof on the left, and L’Oreal on the right.

 

They both go on the same as well. I’ll be taking the Benefit Goof Proof back!

L'Oreal Brow Stylist 8-26-17

I don’t have a photo, as I tried the product on, but have no other eye make up on, and frankly I don’t want to scare anyone. (I’m super pale).

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

Ulta Haul 8-18-07

Happy Saturday!  Ulta is my favorite store.  Lately I’ve cut down on my spending, so I haven’t visited in a while.

I’m a Ulta rewards member so I got a 20% off your entire purchase coupon recently.  The coupon included everything in the store.  This only happens a few times a year, and it’s for rewards members only.

I needed a few things and had a bunch of coupons as well that were expiring soon.

I got $115 worth of stuff for $66!  Some people may think clipping coupons is for old folks. Well if that is the case, count me in!

Here is what I got:

Ulta haul 8-18-17

I got Garnier Micellar Water this stuff is flipping awesome!  I’ve been using this for several years.  It’s easy to use and really takes off all of your make up.  I paid $4.15 for each bottle.  The regular price is $8.99.

I love Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in number 1.  I paid $19.22, regular price $24.  I usually stay away from higher end cosmetics, but this pencil works great for my skimpy brows.

Next up Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in Caramel.  Regular price $4.99, I paid $3.99.  This is a great balm to use under lipstick or just by itself. Plus it tastes like peppermint, so it freshens your breath.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm This is a new product for me. It’s rated well on Ulta’s website. Regular price $19.99, I paid $13.59.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner I had two buy one get one free coupons. I love this brand.  It’s so affordable and hey, how can you beat buy one get one free times two!

Last but not least, my new favorite mascara L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara OMG people, this is some of the best mascara I have ever used. Regular price $9.99, I paid $3.59 each!

So not only does it pay to clip coupons, but being a Ulta rewards member rocks!

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

Wet n Wild Photofocus Concealer review

Happy Sunday! First off I want to commend Wet n Wild for being a cruelty free brand. Given the fact this brand is so affordable and cruelty free, makes me love this brand even more.  Gone are the days of Wet n Wild being the brand you avoided at the drug store. Now people gravitate towards this brand with their wide variety of items and on trend products.

I recently purchased Wet n Wild Photofocus Concealer in light ivory from Walmart for a whopping $3.93!  I have tried many concealers over the years. High end along with many drug store brands.  My most recent favorite was Maybelline Age Rewind, which was my new favorite, until now.  I saw the Wet n Wild  concealer on my favorite vlogger channel, the GlamGuru by Tati Westbrook.

Here’s the description from Walmart’s website:

Let your natural beauty shine with our selfie-tested creamy and luminous concealer. Tested to be white cast-free under seven different photo lighting conditions, this high coverage concealer allows only your best features to get noticed. Gorgeous skin will be your only look.

  • White cast-free under seven different photo lighting conditions, this high coverage concealer allows only your best features to get noticed.
  • Instantly brightens and perfects appearance of skin – Conceals imperfections, dark spots and blemishes
  • Gentle enough to use on the delicate under eye area – Formulated with light-diffusing pigment
  • Delivers lightweight, buildable coverage

The coverage is amazing!  It barely creases under my eyes, (I have a lot of  under eye lines) and lasts all day.  Before I starting using this product, I was using two concealers. One under my eyes, and one on my nose.  For my daily make up, I just use under eye concealer and concealer on my nose, no foundation.  This concealer is fabulous!

I have never paid this little for such an awesome product. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

photofocus_flashback_info_6 7-16-17