Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tiny Haul ft Jordana, Wet n Wild, and Cover Girl

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Hey Everyone!  It is nice to be back after a crazy time during my accelerated biology class.  But now that that has calmed down, I am glad to be back again and in full force!  Today's post is on a small haul I did a few days ago from some of my favorite brands.  With school taking up most of my time and finances, I have become somewhat of a bargain beauty and it has been nice scouring the drugstores for quality items at awesome prices.  Let's see what I picked up :)

Wet n Wild Fergie shadow primer / Coverall face powder
From Wet n Wild, I picked up two back up items that I will HAVE to review for you as they are now holy grails.  Wet n Wild partnered up with artist Fergie, and she came out with an exceptional collection that includes this amazing primer, Take on the Day shadow primer.  This retails for under $5 USD, but have seen it go on sale many times (plus, if you buy at Walgreen's or Rite-Aid, there are usually coupons).  Next is the Coverall face powder which retails for under $3 USD.  For a latina like me, it was nice to see a powder range with colors that were friendly for my coloring! 

Jordana 12 HR Made to Last eyeshadow pencil
As far as my shopping experience in brick and mortar stores, I have only found Jordana in Walgreens in my area.  I was able to snag two of the 12 HR Made to Last eyeshadow pencils.  I believe Milani has similar pencils, but these were found to be a bit cheaper.  Both pencils ran me just under $8 USD.  From first swipe, these were incredible!  Still testing out wear with these bad boys and a review is in the works.  

Cover Girl Smoochies lipbalm
I am a lip product addict.  I know it, everyone knows it.  I cannot stop myself from buying more lip products.  I picked this up as I was a huge fan of Lipslicks years ago, and this seems like an updated version of those.  This is a really fun, bright red color.  For a quick pick me up with not a lot of fuss, these are perfect.  I have found that Cover Girl regularly goes on sale.  I purchased this for around $6.50 USD.  All products above purchased at Walgreen's.

I have tried all of these products and am in the midst of finishing use trials and getting reviews out to you all very soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Trio in I'm Seeing Triples (LE)

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Wet n Wild I'm Seeing Triples LE palette - natural lighting/no flash
For today, I have for you another of Wet n Wild's limited edition Pop Art Craze shadow palettes...this one in I'm Seeing Triples.  This was purchased at Walgreens for $2.99 USD.  This palette is three shadows enclosed in a clamshell, plastic casing.  You get 0.12oz/3.5g of shadow in this palette.  Aside from Walgreen's, these can also be found at K-Mart, Meijer, Wal-Mart.

WnW I'm Seeing Triples LE trio - ingredients list

WnW I'm Seeing Triple LE Trio - natural light / no flash
This trio comes marked with eyelid, crease and brow bone, but these shadows can be used everywhere.  The top green shadow is a mix of green apple and lime.  The middle blue is somewhat deceiving in the picture above.  Here it looks like a sky blue with a touch of powdery light blue mixed in.  When I swatched and wore this, especially over primer, it turns into an extremely pigmented and loud primary blue that is very beautiful.  The last color is a lovely mix of pink and purple, not violet, not magenta, not fuchsia.  I would call it a light pinky purple.

WnW I'm Seeing Triples swatch - natural light / no flash / no primer
Here we have a one swipe swatch of I'm Seeing Triples.  They look almost pastel here, but what I love about these shadows is that they are extremely blendable and did not find them to be patchy.  They come off as matte, but some have the most minute touch of micro shimmer that I think may help in them coming off as smooth as they do.  All three shades had the same blendable, matte texture.  With the aid of primer, these came alive, especially the blue shade which was extremely electric.  As you can see the last shade does come off more purple on the skin once worn.

WnW I'm Seeing Triples swatch - flash / no primer
The swatches here were photographed with flash and now you can really see how that blue is more than your average matte blue.  The purple sheered out quite a bit, and even over primer, I would say that this is my least favorite shade.  The green here turns more lime and you get a subtle hint of that micro shimmer.  What I really loved was that for matte textures, these did not skip when I used them.  The blue was packed on twice to get a really vibrant color, and the same can be said for the green.  The purple took around 4 layers of pack before I could get an opaque look to the shadow.

I had quite the time purchasing these as they were sold out almost everywhere at first.  Just today, I still saw a few trios hanging out at Walgreens, so you may be lucky to find them now.  For $3, I do not think you can beat that...especially if you are a fan of blue...because you will need and love this blue!!!!!  Totally satisfied with this purchase and I cannot wait to show you the rest of the trios I have!

Thanks for stopping by!

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