Sunday, November 3, 2013

Drugstore haul, mini Sephora haul, and GIVEAWAY!

If you haven't checked out my giveaway, follow this link to participate. Just share the giveaway post on your page and make sure you "like" my Facebook page and please follow the blog! Giveaway ends on Tuesday, 11/05/13 at 8pm CST. One winner will receive samples of Benefit's They're Real Mascara, BeneTint lip and cheek stain, and Sugarbomb lip gloss. After this giveaway ends I'll have another within the next few weeks!

Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool

So, I was watching some YouTube videos on tightlining your eyes and decided to get Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool. Tightlining is when you use a waterproof eyeliner to line your upper waterline. Sound scary? I agree. I haven't used this yet, but I am going to do an update as soon as I do to let you know how it works.  This liner has three little tips used to just put dots along your waterline rather than drawing a line. Search YouTube for videos on how to use this.  My favorite video is from Ciaoobelllaxo, which focuses on her overall lash routine, which leads me into the next mascara purchases I made yesterday.  You can purchase this for $22.00 from Sephora.

Cover Girl Clump Crusher and Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascaras

So, it's not a secret that I love Benefit's They're Real Mascara, hence my giveaway, but I'm always out to find something...different. I hesitate to say better since I love They're Real, but after watching Ciaoobelllaxo's mascara routine video, I had to get these. Again, this is a haul, so I haven't used them yet, but I will post a review as soon as I've tried them. You can find these at Ulta, but in all honesty, I'd purchase any drug store brands at Walmart if they're available there. Ulta and Walgreens tend to mark up there products as much as $4.00. No matter what coupon you have, what deals they have going on, or what free gifts you'll get...you often end up paying more at Ulta and Walgreens than you would at Walmart. However, some products aren't available at Walmart...like the Rimmel Show Off lip lacquers that I love. I have only found them at Walgreens, not Ulta or Walmart. These mascaras run on average between $5.00 and $6.00 each.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation

I am a high end foundation girl...so I really never use any foundations from the drugstore, but after watching countless videos on this foundation, I decided to get it to try. My current favorite high end foundation is Laura Mercier's Silk Finish Foundation. It sells for $43.00. Now I will pay a pretty penny for makeup, but when I heard that the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation is a dupe for the Laura Mercier one, and sells for $9.99 at my local Walmart, I had to get it to try it out. I'll update you when I try it out to see if it's a good as they say. This is another instance of Ulta marking up their prices. I paid $9.99 for this at Walmart. It was $13.99 at Ulta. Ridiculous.

L'oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

This is a product I've actually already tried. My friend Catina messaged me about this hair balm, and I was on my way shopping, so I picked it up...and BOY am I glad I did! This stuff claims to erase up to a year's worth of damage. I'm pleased with the results! It smells SO GOOD and left my so soft and smooth. It looks healthier than it has in years, and for around $6.00, it can't be beat. I love my high end shampoos and conditioners, but this is a new holy grail item for me. Thanks, Catina!!!!

I will do an updated entry once I've tried everything out. Until then, don't forget to check out my Facebook giveaway!

XOXO, Jenn