Walgreens Beauty Perfect Complexion brush set

Hello and happy Monday!  I purchased this brush set at  Walgreens Beauty Perfect Complexion brushes

The set was $8.99 USD.  I looked at several stores for a concealer brush, but couldn’t find any that I liked.  I didn’t need the other two brushes, but for the price I couldn’t resist.  I was pleasantly surprised when I got the brushes home.  The concealer brush was perfect, and I love the powder brush. I haven’t tried the foundation brush, as I only wear a BB cream. The powder brush is super fluffy and picks up the perfect amount of loose powder.

Here’s the description from Walgreens website:

The Walgreens Beauty Perfect Complexion Brush Set is handcrafted using only the finest materials and finished with the utmost care. The ultra-soft, top-quality synthetic bristles are ideal for expertly creating the perfect complexion.

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If you are looking for good quality complexion brushes, look no further than your local Walgreens.

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Benefit KA Brow! Cream Gel brow color with brush

Well hello every body!  I’ve been MIA for months.  I sit in front of a computer screen all day for my job, so my eyes are whacked out by the time I get home.  My favorite store Ulta.com is having a 21 days of beauty sale currently going on.

Today, I decided to clean out my make up drawers, by that I mean my make up table that was piled high with any and everything make up.  I tossed make up  I’ve had for years.  I currently have three monthly beauty box subscriptions, so I get over 15 new items every month.  Why I was hanging on to eye shadow from the 1980’s is beyond me. I’m goofy that way.  Man, did I ever toss a boatload of crap. Anywho, I found a freebie I had received from Ulta awhile back.  It’s Ka Brow! Cream brow color .  Full size is $24 for .1 ounce.  I’ve been using eyebrow pencils for years.  My eyebrows are blonde and non existent for the most part.  I went yesterday to get two Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencils which were 50% off.  I tried the Brow Wiz a few months back and thought it was my holy grail brow product. Not any more!

I have color 1, which is perfect for my light complexion.  Check out me out below:

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I look very ghost like if I don’t have color on my brows.  I was just out running errands so my make up job isn’t too swift.

This photo is better, not too shabby for a 60 year old , huh??

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As I’ve said in the past my selfie skills suck, oh well. Cripes, I hope my nose isn’t really that big. I swear I’m not an alcoholic.

Benefit Ka Brow Ulta 3-24-19

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Mini Ulta Haul

Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone is doing well.  My favorite store Ulta, sent me a 20% off everything coupon today.  I was planning on stopping there today anyway, so getting the coupon was a plus!  I received a sample of Anastasia Brow Wiz recently from Ulta, and fell in love with this eponymous line.  I have tried many brow products in the past, and have been satisfied, or so I thought.  The sample I tried was Taupe, which was perfect for me.  The regular price is $21, I paid $12.60, with my 20% of and rewards dollars.  The photo below is not the best, but you get the idea.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 Anastasia Brow Wiz Taupe-1

My eyebrows are very light, and this product goes on like a dream.

I needed a new daily SPF, so I picked up this e.l.f. Beauty Shield SPF 50 for $7.20, the regular price is $12 for 1.69 ounces.  It has a tint, which worked well for my skin.  Here’s Ulta’s description: This SPF 50 Skin Shielding Moisturizer contains powerful antioxidants Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin C. Featuring a sheer, universal tint, this moisturizer protects your skin from everyday environmental aggressors.

All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. It’s also cruelty free.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 E.L.F. SPF 50

 

I loved the fact that  it’s  an SPF 50.  I had skin cancer on my face this year, so I’ve been super careful to always be protected. With it being tinted, you get very light coverage, on par with a BB cream.

I needed some new eye shadow for vacation, yet wanted something compact and cheap.  This L.A. Girl Eyelux Mesmerizing in Eternalize is perfect for my blue eyes.  The colors are very pigmented and blend easily.

 

 

The regular price is $5.99, I paid $3.59. It’s really compact and has all the colors I will need.

Clairol Color Crave in Shimmering Bronze was a huge disappointment.  The color is copper, not bronze, I only paid $.59 as I had a $4 coupon, and it was on clearance for $5.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 Clariol Color Crave-1

I can’t for  the life of me wonder how anyone could think this is bronze. Oh well.

I also got some free  IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara in super black.  It’s a great travel size.

I paid $25.40 for everything, I saved $25!  Not too shabby!

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Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glambag Review

Hello!

I haven’t posted in awhile.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I’m reviewing the September 2018 Ipsy glam  bag.  Ipsy costs $10USD per month.  I have had my subscription for a number of years.  You get a lot of bang for your buck.  You receive 5 items, mostly deluxe samples.  Most months you will receive a full size product.  I have changed my profile over the years, and have been very happy thus far.

The value of your bag usually exceeds the $10 cost. Luxie Detail Tapered Blender Brush retails for $20USD.  Ipsy is great for sending full size make up brushes.  I have accumulated quite a few great brushes from Ipsy .

I got two Avocado Masks from Botanicfarm.  The website has the cost in Korean currency, so sorry, I don’t have a price for you. Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a deluxe sample, it is a bit smaller than the $16 mini at Ulta. I’ll be giving this away, as it’s too dark for me.

Katherine Natural Cosmetics does not sell this color by itself. The  five color palette is $48USD. I got Expresso, which is a dark brown matte color.  I think it will work well on my blue eyes. Eva-NYC Satin Dream Leave in Cream  this is a deluxe sample, the full price for 5 ounces is $12USD.  My hair is very dry right now, so I’m anxious to try this.

Every month you get a cute make  up bag. This one is super cute. Check it out.

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam cosmetic bag 9-15-18

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam bag 9-15-18

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam colors 9-15-18

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The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2018 – by Jane Friedman… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Since 2013, I have been annually updating this informational chart about the key book publishing paths. It is available as a PDF download—ideal for photocopying and distributing for workshops and classrooms—plus the full text is given in the article at: Key Book Publishing Paths: 2018

via The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2018 – by Jane Friedman… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner-Crayon Review

Hello and happy Friday! Today I am reviewing Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner-Crayon .  I received this liner in either a Ipsy bag or Sephora Play.   It’s available at Ulta for $17 USD.  The color I got is Hush Hush which is a cinnamon color.   I have so many lip products that this pencil was relegated to the nail polish bin on my dresser.

I used this for the first time a a few days ago.  This liner is thicker than most pencils.  It’s easy to apply and very pigmented.  The best part is the attached brush. After applying you simply use the brush to smooth over your lips.  It has a matte finish and be worn alone.  I topped it with Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss in Sugar Cane , I got in a Ipsy bag, and it’s $19 USD.  It’s a peachy rose color.

So I wore this pretty lip color  duo to a function on Weds.  I had two drinks and never had to touch up my lips.  When I got home, the liner was very intact.  That was four hours after I put it on!  This never happens to me.  I’m not a fan of long wearing lipstick as they tend to be very drying.  Both the colors are so pretty together.

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