Saturday, February 15, 2014

Walgreens Haul!!

Good morning! I am really excited to share with you a few new things I added to my collection that I think are absolute gems!

1. WNW Polish in Tickled Pink 402: This is a very pretty flat baby pink shade but a true baby pink, not  pastel. I bought it on a whim looking for a color for Valentines Day and I really quite like it! Also, it was only .99 cents! I think this would be a very flattering color on the toes for spring and really want to try it under my Essie glitter polish in Stroke of Brilliance!

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Honey Beige: Being a tinted moisturizer person, I really wanted to try a foundation as I haven't tried one in a few years. For a very long time, I have stuck to my ELF Tinted Moisturizer in Sand and my Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer in Tan, and while I love them still, I have been wanting to experiment with more coverage! Not sure which foundation to try first, I did some research and this one was most attractive to me. I was not sure Neutrogena would carry my shade as they seemed to only cater to lighter skin tones but I was able to find my shade!! Honey Beige is the second to darkest, and while I do think it may be a little light, Tan, the next shade up, looked way too brown for my skin. Review and comparison coming soon!! Paid 10.99.

3. Jordana Easy Liner Lip Pencils in Cabernet and Plush Plum: While these are very beautiful colors, I think the names are deceiving! If I wouldn't have known the colors before hand by looking online, I probably would have had a hard time picking some. I love these. I wore Cabernet as a dark lip for Valentines Day paired with some natural lashes. I like to wear lip pencils alone and Cabernet had some stay power that was amazing! Can't wait to go back and get more colors!!! Cabernet is a deep vampy purple and Plush Plum is a burgundy. 

Reviews on these coming soon!

Friday, January 31, 2014

DIY Demi/Half Lashes

Hey Party People!

Here is how I cut my Demi-lashes!

For beginners: 
1. When picking the lashes you want to cut, keep in mind that you want a gradient from long to short with the long part on the outside so that the lashes elongate your eyes. 

2. The more dramatic the lashes you are cutting from the more dramatic your demi lashes can be, so choose your style and lets begin!

You will need:
**a pair of lashes you want to cut: you can generally get 2 pairs of demi lashes out of one lash.

**small scissors

**a lash container to store your new lashes in!


1. The lashes I am using for this tutorial...

^ Cheap, Dollar Tree Lashes!

2. Here I am about to cut along the pink lines and the highlighted yellow section will be my new lashes!

^ Make sure to use small sharp scissors as to not ruin your lashes!

3. The result...

4. Lastly, find something to store your lashes in if you aren't going to wear them right away ~ and your all done!

I love these so much, I find myself wearing them for school!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dollar Store Beauty Haul!

Have you found any beauty gems at your local Dollar Store? Take a look at a few I've found this past week!

1. Sticky Page Markers: I saw these at a Dollar Tree and was attracted to it by its pretty colors! I use them to annotate pages that I need to keep track of in my text books and they are super cute!

2. Makeup Bags: This came as a set of 2 for a dollar. They are so cute, I just don't know what Im going to do with them yet! I was attracted by the print.

3. Dollar Tree Lashes: The style caught my attention and I was hooked! I am very curious to see whether these are very good, I think they would make excellent Demi lashes if I could cut them. Also, I might add that even though there was a compartment in the pan for glue...there was no glue in EITHER of the lash packs!

4. L.A. Colors Mineral Powder: I love these powders, they are smooth, silky and brightening! I tend them to find them in my local beauty supply stores or online, but this time I was in luck! I got the shades Sand and Soft Honey. Last summer I used Sand and I picked Soft Honey to suit my winter skin! I think I saw 12 shades total. I paid 2.50 for each.

^ Sand, Soft Honey

5. Remy Natural Lashes 109: Unlike the previous lashes mentioned, these are made from natural hairs! I can tell these are going to work just by looking at them. These have a clear band for easy application and are nicely curved. I paid $1.75 for them.

6. Donna Michelle Nail Stickers: I was attracted by the flowers, I guess we will see if they work! Here is a close up of the cuteness:

7. Super Cute see through Bag! Hello new pencil case!
Take a look:

What gems have YOU found in your local Dollar Store???

Comment below if you care to share!