Friday, November 16, 2012

Collective Haul (Ulta, CVS, MAC..)

Hey guys,

Back with another haul. Over the past couple of weeks I have purchased a few items I have been saving to show you all. So lets jump right into it!

The first thing I want to mention is the mirror. I picked that up at TJ Maxx for $12.99. A pretty boring purchase haha just needed a new makeup mirror.

Next up I finally purchased the Mac mineralized skinfinish. I have been debating on getting this product for so long I finally just did it. And now I want to go back for soft and gentle lol. I picked the shade light plus since its winter time and I don't have a tan. I believe this was $28. 

Next up I headed to CVS. First I grabbed the new Loreal True Match Lumi foundation. I saw MakeupByTiffanyD's video on this foundation and I really wanted to try it. I grabbed the shade porcelain light ivory is W1-2. Again because I am totally lacking in the tan department. I don't remember the exact price I paid but I think around $9.

While I was there I also decided to pick up a couple of nail polishes. Wet n Wild's spoiled line has some really cute colors for very cheap. $1.99 ea. So I grabbed two in the colors : pumping gas and jewelry heist. 

Next I went to Ulta, for the first time ever!! Mainly because its a pretty good drive away. I really could go crazy in that store but I held back since I'm saving money for Christmas and just picked up what I needed. 
I have been wanting a couple of new brushes and heard really great things about the Real Techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo on youtube. They were also buy 1 get 1 50% off. So I picked the expert face brush and the blush brush. Both brushes were $8.99 and I got one for half off. 

I also wanted to try a Joico hair product and saw some mini ones available for $3 which was perfect. So I grabbed the K-Pak Moisture intense hydrator, can't wait to use it. 

Okay guys thats my little collective haul. Hope you enjoyed it!!

K xX

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bath and Body Works Haul

Hey guys!,

I thought I would jump on here and share with you guys a quick Bath& Body Works Haul. Their hand soaps were 4 for $15 or 6 for $20. I also had a coupon to get something free (up to a $13 value) with a $15 purchase. So I decided I couldn't pass this deal up.

I love their new holiday collection, definitely gets me ready for the Holiday season. So here is what I picked up:
Winter Candy Apple

Fresh Sparkling Snow

Iced Ginger Bread

Winter Spice and Vanilla

And for my free gift I picked up the candle in winter. They describe this scent as "a fragrance that conjures up the moment when glittering icicles and sparkling snow transform the landscape- notes of pine needles, fir balsam and winter woods" It really does embody winter. 

Last night I also picked up some wrapping paper. I know its super early but I prefer to get everything done early. 

Are you guys excited for the Holidays?? Whats your favorite part? This year I am getting my first real tree! So exciting!


TinK xX

Friday, November 9, 2012

Favorite Nude Lip Products

Hey guys,

I am a huge fan nude lips so I thought I would share with you some of my favorites.

First up is Mac's Creme d'nude. I love mac lipsticks especially they cremesheens they are so moisturizing and smell great. The color is a perfect nude color not to orangey or pink, they perfect blend.

next is Revlon's colorburst lipstick in soft nude. This is a little bit of a deeper nude than creme d'nude.

Next is my absolute favorite nude. Revlon's lip butter in creme brulee. This one is my favorite because it is more of a brown undertone and super moisturizing. If you have dry or chapped lips wearing nude lipstick can highlight that, but the lip butter is so moisturizing it hides those imperfections. 

Maybelline nude nuances is another favorite because it has a more pink undertone. Some people online have compared it to Mac's Hue.

Next up is another Revlon lip butter this time in creamsicle. This a more sheer peachy nude color. I liked using this color during the summer and spring. But it great for everyday.

I thought I would also include some gloss. Mac's c-thru is a great sheer true nude color.

The last gloss is Elf's hypershine gloss in berry cherry. This is a deeper nude gloss, perfect for the colder months.

Even though I have so many nude lipsticks and glosses I'm always looking for more, what are your favorites??

TinK xX

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ELF Natural Eye Palette Review

Hey guys,

First I am sorry for the delay in posts we were hit pretty hard here in NYC with hurricane Sandy. I just had my power turned back on yesterday. I consider myself very lucky.
Now this post is all about Elf's natural eye palette. I really don't need anymore neutrals but I couldn't resist. I picked this palette up at Wallgreen's for $4.99.

The color selection is great, it reminds me of Urban Decay's naked palettes. However I will say the quality is not exactly the same but its a fraction of the cost. The lighter shades are a little bit chalky but nothing so bad I couldn't work with it.
The shadows have a somewhat satin finish. There is only one shadow with really noticeable shimmer.
I really like the warm brown shades as well as the mid tone colors for warming up the crease.
I would recommend this palette for anyone who loves neutral eyeshadows but isn't ready or willing to spend $50. The selection is great and can be used for a variety of looks.
The palette also comes with an applicator, brown eyeliner pencil and also includes some helpful tips.
Above is a swatch of the eyeliner. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the liner it doesn't really glide on smooth it actually hurt my eye a little. I amy have gotten a bad one because I have had other eyeliners from elf work well. 
Here are some swatches of the shadows. They don't have names so I'll just go left to right with each row:

Do you have the ELF natural eye palette?? What do you think?

TinK xX