Tuesday, March 4, 2014
BOGO 50% -Covergirl, Almay, Maybelline, Ecotools, L'Oreal, Eucerin, c. Booth, Simple, Noxema, St. Ives, Garnier Skincare, CVS cosmetic accessories, Revlon, Neutrogena
BOGO FREE Physicians Formula eye products and concealer
Maybelline mascara $5.99
Wet n' Wild makeup marked $.99 will be $.69
BOGO 50% Covergirl, Revlon, Maybelline
BOGO 50% Covergirl, Neutrogena, Rimmel, Acnefree, Cerave
Free gift with Urban Decay purchase
Free gift with Peter Thomas Roth purchase
Free Gift with Mario Badescu purchase
Buy 2 get 1 FREE Almay andL'oreal
BOGO 50% Revlon, Palladio, Maybelline
15% off Hair and Skincare
ALSO I just got my quarterly rewards certificate and you probably did too! I have to admit their 'rewards' aren't all they're cracked up to be and unless you're a level 6
Monday, March 3, 2014
I am HAPPY...or EXCITED...or OVERJOYED to bring you Makeup Remover Pads by Almay.
I picked up the "oil-free" ones, just as an FYI.
I LOVE THESE!!!!
They are so gentle, yet sturdy and effective. They fit exactly right in the eye socket area, which is GREAT if you are changing eye makeup for a different look, but don't want to change your whole face AND excellent for clean up!
It says "fragrance free" but there is still a fragrance to them.
I bought a jar of 120 for $3 at a discount store, but you can get them at any drug store. They'll cost you more anywhere between $4.50-$6.
They even remover mascara and some waterproof products.
HOW I USE THEM:
-1 pad per eye
-I hold the pad on my eye for about 15/20 seconds then gently wipe off. If I need to I use the other side to get any remaining product left on the eye or lashes.
I MUST ADMIT I was skeptical! $1 powder foundation? WHAAAAAAAAT?!!?!?!?
But ELF (eyeslipsface) does make one. AND it's an acne fighting face powder.
GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT:
-doesn't irritate the skin, cause breakouts
-will set a liquid or cream powder well
-comes in a variety of shades
-small compact packaging
-do not use alone, the powder will not stay on all day and would need to be reapplied if not used with some other element.
-packaging sucks...a little. It's small and light, but as soon as you drop it, the clam shell cover breaks off and will no longer stay attached. However the makeup survived the drop...or should I say multiple drops without breaking.
WHAT I USE IT FOR:
-since there are SO many shades and SO inexpensive, I use them to set my highlight and contour colors.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
But I digress! I owe you 2 reviews, the best $10 I ever spent and a $1 *GEM*...it's coming.
I'll try to have at least 2 of those things tomorrow.
Also because of my financial situation and am on an indefinite NO BUY!
I shared a lot with you today and as we know sharing is caring!
Now for this weeks specials and there are some good ones!
To start off there will be an event a Sephora inside JCP on March 1st , where you will receive a complimentary makeover AND a free gift. The event runs from 12pm-5pm. Check your local Sephora inside JCPenny for further details.
15% off skincare
free gift with purchases of Philosophy, Urban Decay or Mario Badescu products
BOGO 50% - Milani, Revlon, Almay, Wet n' Wild, Nuance, Aveeno, Clean n' Clear, Simple, Roc and Lumene.
BOGO 50%- L'Oreal, Roc, Cetaphil, Covergirl, Neutrogena, Studio 35 skincare, Revlon, and Maybelline
NYC BOGO FREE!
40% off Almay, Physicians Formula and Revlon
BOGO 50% Covergirl, Neutrogena, L'Oreal
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I know it's Thursday, and I know you can't shop without my guidance. Well I'm here!!! I didn't go any where. The weather has delayed my circulars from getting to my house early and some websites do not list their sales until the start of a new week.
I am definitely on a "beauty product fast" unfortunately it's an imposed fast, not consentual. Good thing for us is that I bought a years worth of products to test at the end of 2013. That combined with my beauty boxes and free samples, will tie us over until 2015.
So shop until your little hearts are content! I will be shopping vicariously through you!
BOGO 50%-revlon, l'oreal skincare, almay lip, eye and concealer, rimmel, maybelline, covergirl, cetaphil, eucerin, clearasil, neutrogena, bio oil, crave
Wet n' Wild 40% off
L'Oréal cosmetics $6.99
BOGO 50%-covergirl, rimmel, cvs, skincare, makeup wipes and pads, almay, nyc, revlon, wet n'wild, lumene, ponds, neutrogena, cetaphil
Physicians Formula 40% off
BOGO 50% L'Oréal, covergirl, maybelline, almay, revlon, roc and neutrongena
2/$3 wet n' wild lip and nail
Also urban decay has a 20% off friends and fanatics sale.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
At least once a week you should be using a mask. I usually make Sunday my "facial day" believe it or not it takes me an hour to wash my face. I chose Sunday because usually I have little or nothing to do, plus all my shows are on that day, so I have time to relax, plus I get to multitask, one of my favorite activities.
From my research I found out that after the age of 30, you should get a facial at least once a month. I also found out that it depends on your skin type. I agree with the skin type plan :)
If you have oily acne proned skin a facial is recommended every 2 to 3 weeks. For normal skin every 4 to 6 weeks.
Remember this IS "Beauty On A Budget" and facials are expensive, so what can we do about that? Even if you bought a Groupon deal or a Living Social deal, you're still looking at a minimum $30 bucks per session, per month! Are there products that help you minimize this cost, but still give you quality results? YES, there are! By splurging on a great masks ONE TIME, you could have several, quality, at home facials for $10 a month or less.
I said it earlier that masks are hard to buy, because since you only use them once a week, it's hard to tell if it's working for you, as opposed to cleansers, which you use everyday.
Unfortunately, my favorite mask ( and MOST affordable) was discontinued years ago. It was a blue clay mask by St. Ives. It was a great product, but had horrible packaging...I still love you and miss you if you're out there clay mask!
My BIGGEST learning curve came from testing these products. They truly taught me the meaning of "you get what you pay for."
First lets start with my LOVES!!!
Origins Clear Improvement Mask ($16-$24) sephora, origins, ulta-
As you know I am a glutton for clay masks! I have raved about this in the past and I haven't changed my mind. I love that the small tube of Origins lasts about 4-6 months (when used once a week). At $16 (for the small) it's a tiny fraction of even 1 facial and about half the cost of a facial from an online deal.
Plus the wait time is only 15 minutes for the mask to dry. Origins is made of all natural ingredients and it's safe for every skin type!
The link below is my previous encounter with this mask.
Radical Instantly Revitalizing Mask ($65) sephora- Now before you yell at me for featuring a second product over our $10 plan, hear me out! In this bottle is 1 ounce, but you only need 1 pump to rub over your entire face.
( 2 pumps if you're feeling generous)
EASILY this bottle could last you 4-6 months, breaking down your total cost to about $10 a month. You do use this mask twice a week, but the wait time is a mear 5 MINUTES! This cuts down my total facial time by 10 minutes!
For me, this was the closest mask to a salon facial. Once the product is on (it goes on clear) it foams up immediately. Then the bubbles start to pop, creating this relaxing vibrating facial massage.
I know the mask is revitalizing, which leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean, but for me it also help with my breakout. About once a month a get an acne breakout, which has lessened over the years, but still happens. (I'm actually experiencing it now) The Radiance mask also stopped the growth of any pimples I did have.
Now that we got the GREAT out of the way, let's get this over with and talk about the BAD.
This has to be my least favorite part :(
Micheal Todd Pumpkin Mask ($34) glossybox, ipsy- I wanted to love this...I saw pumpkin and thought "natural...great" BUT once I applied it I felt gross. It was like smearing pumpkin pie on my face. It smelled GREAT, but there wasn't any noticible difference. I even tried it again and it didn't seem to do anything for my face.
Now for some GOOD products. They weren't necessarily for me, but they have their merits.
Vasanti Mask ($34) amazon, birchbox- This product is EXCELLENT for whiteheads. I don't get them often enough to use this mask, but it does work. It's pretty much Biore strips in a mask form. I does dry out your skin which is another reason I am conflicted on it's use. Be sure to use a moisturizer after.
Mary Kay Botanicals Mask ($14) marykay- This mask wasn't bad, my only real complaint was that it dried quickly. It has an exfoliant in it, which is an instant time saver, BUT the mask dries to quickly for you to actually take advantage on the exfoliating properties. Positives, it's all natural and comes in two different formulas, depending on your skin type.
Essentially, the masks I did try were the price point I've been trying to hit, but still not expensive as have a monthly facial. Splurging on a fantastic skin care item will benefit you in the long run. The better you take care of you skin, the less makeup you have to wear !
Monday, February 3, 2014
Anyway this is about beauty, not football.
Biore is changing their packaging again!! Do we know what that means? Check you clearance aisles for items in the old/current Biore packaging. I'm not sure when the change will take effect nationwide, but I have locate some items for 50% off at Walgreens.
Biore is also added NEW items to their line. They will have a cleanser and a 1 minute mask which will both be CHARCOAL based. I have not seen these items on the shelf yet and I can't wait!
Ulta has this amazing IN STORE sale on CARGO products!! They are all 50% off!!!
Don't Forget about the other sales on Revlon, NYX, Covergirl, etc...for BOGO 50%
BOGO 50%- Revlon, Maybelline, Almay, Covergirl, NYC
Neutrogena 40% off
St. Ives $3.99
Garnier Dark Spot Corrector products $14.99
BOGO 50%- L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Yes, Studio35, Rimmel, St. Ives, Revlon, Simple.
BOGO 50%- Covergirl, Olay, Almay, Neutrogena, Roc, Trim tools
Neutrogena Buy 2 Get 1 Free!!
Tune in this week to my youtube for my brush video.
I will also be bringing back the $10 I ever spent, $1 *GEMS* and a NEW challenge.