Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ulta & Sephora HUAL

This is from about 2 weeks worth of shopping, mostly sales from Ulta and Sephora So here we go...

      First lets start with Sephora sense it's smaller. I got Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (the clear version). I fell in love with this from the Sephora birthday gift and had to pick up a full size for $22.50.  Also got Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in the color "Clair" this is such a pretty color, with a sparkle and the pigment is unreal. The lip plumping make your lips tingle, very cool! Its a little sticky but I don't mind it. It was full price for $19.00. *Swatch of color found at end of blog.
Up until a few weeks ago Ulta online did not have OPI  available for purchase.  This was very frustrating for me because I love the mini bottles that come out along with the new series. But my Ulta tends to sell out of these very fast.  So when I received an email from Ulta stating they are now selling OPI online I jumped on the chance to get this mini set first!
     I got  the "Oz the Great and Powerful" Mini set that included the colors "I Theodora You", "Don't Burst My Bubble", Glints of Glinda" and "What Wizardry is This?" I also got OPI nail strengthener.
     I almost don't want to tell anyone about my great Boscia finds because I don't want anyone in my area to go purchase these items before I can get back to get more.  But still I must, the deals are just to good to keep to myself.  Ulta told me that they will not longer be selling Boscia in there stores "they can't compete with Sephora's sales" (?) So need less to say it's on sale, 50% off. I just about got everything, I was so excited that the sales girl I was talking to was defiantly looking at me funny. If you haven't tried Boscia it's defiantly worth the money! My Ulta still had some of the sample size kits for sale, if your a first time buyer this is the way to go.  Bonus when you buy anything Boscia you get the Boscia blotting papers free.

I have never seen Boscia at this kind of price!  I got the Purifying Cleansing Gel that leave a very fresh clean feeling without being greasy or drying.  Also pick up the Oil free nightly hydration cream this is in my everyday night routine. I love this stuff. 

And last of the Boscia is the willow bark to-go breakout treatment. I've never tried this but I trust the Boscia brand to be amazing.   Just in case you where wondering the applicator looks like this.
The last part of this Haul is about the "21 days of Beauty" from Ulta.  Its 21 days of there best selling items on sale for crazy prices.  The first one I got was Butter London regular price is $15 a bottle on sale for $9. I picked up the colors Queen Vic and Aston.  The next one was Urban Decay eye shadow primer potion in Greed regular price is $20 on sale for $10.  The color is a shimmer gold *Color swatch at end.  The last sale, so far (I still have one more to buy this Friday) is Laura Geller Spackle tinted under make up primer in the color Champagne. A very sheer pearlescent color. I have not used this yet, but I can't wait to try it!
     Color swatches from Haul top color is the Buxom Lip Polish in Clair (is a little light in this shot), far left is Smashbox under eye primer (forgot to include this, I got this as a sample when I got the Laura Geller primer), middle swatch is the Laura Geller spackle tinted primer in champagne and last is the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed (FYI after wiping all these off my hand the Primer Potion one was the only one that would not budge! Had to use make up remover.)

If you have any new favorites let me know I would love to here about them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Atkins quick start kit

I received a Atkins Quick Start kit this week in the mail.  I don't know much about Atkins but from what I see in this kit I will defiantly check out my local stores to see what they have.  The bars look really good and the informational packets are awesome.
The bars included a Meal bar in chocolate peanut butter bar, a Morning snack/ Light breakfast in cranberry almond bar and a Treat bar in caramel nut chew bar. They all look so good I can't wait to try them.
The information included where the "Quick Start Guide", "Carb Counter" and a $1 off coupon.  A special Thanks to Atkins for the Sample/ Starter Kit!

Have you tried Atkins? Whats your favorite bar? Get your starter kit here.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 2013 Birchbox

This months theme is "March Madness"

     I received my Birchbox on the 13th which is earlier then usual for me.  And as a whole I like this box, its got good size items and some new stuff.  Like this eye shadow from MAKE, I have never gotten such a cute little eye shadow before.  The MAKE eyeshadow is a dark chocolate brown with a black undertone, with no shimmer and very pigmented.  Also if you remember back in my December Birchbox I received the Nick Chavez Volume Shampoo.  I did not like it at all, it made my hair very tangly!  So I don't think I will like this one but I will still try it.  Another new and never seen, this exclusive Birchbox emery board.

So what I had in my box:
MAKE eyeshadow in the color Burnt Umber Full-size $18 
Make, Face primer SPF 30 Full-size $30
Nickchavez Beverly Hills, Color-saver sulfate free shampoo Full-size $22 
Whish, Shave crave shaving cream in the scent blueberry Full-size $20
Beauty Extra:
Madewell for birchbox, Emery Board Full-Size $5

Box total: $24.22

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Thursday, March 14, 2013


WINNER will be announced soon!

Today I'm doing my first giveaway, yay! So things might be a little rocky at first but I promise I will get better.

The winner will receive:
essie in the color "wrapped in rubies"
Hard Candy in the color "masquerade"
N.Y.C. xtreme lip glider lip gloss in the color "Park Ave Pink"
Freeman facial peel-off mask in the cucumber sent
Plus deluxe sample sizes of Nuxe ultra comfortable face cream
   and Ulta instant nourish facial moisturizer.
And maybe a couple of extras ;)

All you have to do is submit your entries use the rafflecopter form below:

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Remember that you can enter a minimum of 6 times and you can earn one every day if you tweet about the giveaway. This giveaway will be up for one month.  Thank you so much for being loyal and keep coming back for more giveaways!

This giveaway is not sponsored and was purchased 100% by me.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beauty Haul

    Last week I picked a few thing from the beauty section of my local store. I really needed a good setting/face powder and I've heard good things about Revlon photoready powder. I got mine in the color 010 fair. I've tried it for a couple of days now and I'm just not impressed. When I use it, I feel like nothing is going onto my face, nothing ... at all!  But still I'll try it a couple of more times before I give up on it and let you know.
    I also picked up the Hard Candy Glamoflauge that's a dupe for Kat Von D's Lock-it tattoo concealer which is amazing but $25, verses Hard Candy that is just the same for only $6.  And let me tell you Glamoflauge is no joke! It covered so much it actually looked a little funny at first, (so a little goes a long way) but if you just keep blending, its amazing.  It also comes with a concealer pencil that is pretty much the same formula.  The last thing I got was small comb and scissors. Because my eyebrows grow very long and they needed some extra attention.  This was exactly what I needed. If you do your own eyebrow then this is something you really need one hand.
    Just a side note, sorry it's been about a week sense my last post things have been kind of busy and honestly I'm kind of running out of ideas here. Lol, so if there is anything you'd like to see please let me know.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

NUDE 'tude by The Balm

This week I picked up the NUDE 'tude eye shadow palette from The Balm.
     If you read my blog you know that I'm signed up for Birchbox. Birchbox is a monthly subscription service that sends you four to six deluxe size sample and sometimes even full size make up to try for just $10 a month. It allows you to try different make up brand that you wouldn't normal be able to and my favorite part, you get to try high end brands also.  So every month they will also ask to do a small review on their website about each product you received in you Birchbox for that month.  For ever review you do you get 10 points in the Birchbox shop that is equal to $1. So when I racked up 36 reviews that equals 3600 points and that equaled (wait for it...) $36! OMG I was so happy I could scream. Okay not really but still, I was very happy. 
     This was pretty much a free item just for review sample products. (If you want to see what my past Birchbox look like check here)  I will do swatches of these colors just as soon as I have a sunny day for pictures.  But I can tell you so far that this palette its amazing!  It has seven mate shades and five shimmer shades that are very pretty and unique.  (also note that this has a true mate black)  The colors are all very cream and pigmented.  The palette it self  includes a large mirror and a magnetic closer.  You can find it online here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! Euro Centrale collection by OPI nail polish

Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! from the NEW Euro Centrale Mini collection by OPI

     This goes on almost opaque in three coats. But I had are harder time painting my nails with these mini polishes because the brush was a little smaller and it took more passes to cover my nail completely.  But in any case this is a very beautiful color a pinky coral, its one of those that you have a hard time saying "its pink no its coral no its pink... uhh" But what ever it is, it is very pretty!  From the same collection Can't Find my czechbook, Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!, You're such a budapest and OY-another polish joke! (Swatches of other colors to come, so check back soon.) Original Haul.

(from left to right) Can't find my czechbook, Suzi's hungary AGAIN!, You're such a budapest and OY-another polish joke!