Sunday, June 29, 2014

:( Bu-bye?

Do I have to throw away this UD Blender brush? I'll prob keep it for back up.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Brushes: Real Techniques

I have been wanting to get some new brushes and picked these up today at Ulta. Real Techniques Sam's Picks ($29.99) and the Starter Set ($17.99). The current sale is buy one, get one 50% off and you can use the $3.50 off coupon. I scored 11 brushes for about $39. That's less than $4 each! I got to use them today and will do an update on how I use and/or like/dislike each one.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's on your desk for your self-care needs?

Purell - BIG bottle. Germaphobe.
Kleenex - allergies 24/7.
CND Scentsations Sundrenched Lotion - smells like sunscreen and reminds me of the beach.
EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm - the only one that has SPF.
Chimes Mango Ginger Chews - a lil sugah to keep me going with the zing of ginger. So good! So addicting!
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder - to use as a boogie/dugung/culangot mirror.
Seahawks Tervis for my H2O - at least 48 oz at work on the daily.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A more affordable version of...

Vera Mona's Color Switch.  After watching the video on how the product works, I was impressed!  Doing a look with several shades varying in light and darkness can require many brushes and there aren't many products out there that can remove the color from the brush you are using to make it usable right then and there.  But not everyone can afford the $16.99-19.99+ price tag and I found a few videos that showed other options.  While they are not the same size or have the same case as the Color Switch, this might be a good alternative for different budgets.

Dorota MUA - Vera Mona Solo vs DIY eyeshadow switch + tutorial.
gossmakeupartist - How to instantly clean your make up brushes without washing/spray or alcohol!

I would prefer the Color Switch as opposed to a plain stippling sponge for the case and larger shape.  Which would you choose?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Subscription Addiction

Searching for a single source for subscription services brought me here - My Subscription Addiction.  What a great site that not only has reveals of several types of services, but also deals & coupons and also a place to list items you want to swap.  There are way too many subscription services out there and sometimes you may or may not like what they have to offer.  I did My Pretty Pink Box and was happy to get new products and samples to try.  I currently am still a Julep Maven and am now an Ipsy Glam Bag subscriber (will be getting my first bag next month).  I also get some beauty items from The Honesty Company.  I love their lipbalms, body oil and healing balm.  My Subscription Addiction makes it really difficult to NOT subscribe to other services.  :(  For now, I'll stick to Julep and Ipsy and think about trying some new ones at another time. The cost can add up quickly!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Illinois has banned microbeads

An interesting article about the effects microbeads in facial & body care products. Who knew that those little spheres could cause such an impact. I had thought they were actually water soluble. Good info to know about how your beauty products do more than harm than good.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What's in your bag?

Meet my "dog." I don't have pets, I have purses. Mini-Cupid in pale pink, the perfect sized purse and hue for the moment.

My make up routine on the daily has been very minimal. If I do wear make up to work it's brows, powder, bronzer, blush and mascara. But I'm bare faced most of the time. I don't carry much in this small pouch. 

What's in the bag? Neutrogena Shine Control Powder, ChapStick Moisturizer, Posh Retractable Blush Brush, Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Natural Purple & a hair tie. 

Finally off the waitlist!

Super happy to finally be off the Ipy's waitlist and finally be a Glam Bag subscriber!  The bag reveals that I have seen of my friend GinaismXO and others have been awesome.  A cute bag and new products for only $10 is worth the treat.  If you're interested in joining, click here and follow the steps to help get you off the waitlist sooner.  No guarantee, but it doesn't hurt to follow through.  :)