Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: e.l.f. Contour Palette

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e.l.f. Says::

This beautiful contour palette holds 4 gorgeous shades to mix and match for a custom, defined look. The pigmented colors are designed for contouring, shading, sculpting, brightening and highlighting the eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline to slim and enhance features. Infused with Vitamin E to help nourish for gorgeous-looking skin.

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Lara Says:: Well as you can see I really don’t like this product at all!  This is my go to for travel as it has a bronzer (lightest brown shade), contour (deepest brown shade), under-eye setting powder (the yellow powder)  and a highlight (white powder).  This thing is $6 which comes out to $1.50 per pan, I mean you can’t beat that!!!  I’ve already bought another one and it is waiting in the wings for me to use the rest of this baby up!

 

Buy on the e.l.f website for $6   OR check out your local Wal-Mart or Target

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Products I’ve Hit Pan On: ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed

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Another ColourPop product I’ve hit pan on!  This is a beautiful color and I love the formula of the brands blushes.

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I loved it so much I have rubbed off the logo on the lid!  I like to apply this blush with a stippling brush.  Either the one from e.l.f  or the Sigma F50 Duo Fiber Stippling Brush.  Really I reach for whichever one is the cleanest….

 

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I know its a little teeny tiny sliver of the bottom of the container but I’m so proud that I was able to get through!

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As you can see the color is beautiful Coral Pink that is matte.  This was a part of the 90’s collection that came out last summer and as the writing of this blog post is still up for purchase on the ColourPop website.  Check out the website to see pictures of this blush on different skin tones.  I love that ColourPop does that as its nice to see a variety of skin tones represented.

 

You Can Buy On The ColourPop Website Here ——> ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed–$8.00 

Mask Monday:: DIY Charcoal and Glue Mask!

You may have seen this floating around various social media sites.  It was too weird and cool to not try out so here you go!

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What You Will Need::

  • Activated Charcoal (not what you use to BBQ!!! )
  • Good Ole Elmer’s Glue ( It is non toxic and is similar to what is used in pore strips to make them stick!)
  • Something to mix up your charcoal and glue concoction.

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** Be careful!  The charcoal can make a bit of a mess so stir with care 🙂

I only applied the mask to the lower half of my face as that is my problem area. But I have seen people put it all over their face but I would be careful to avoid your eyebrows or any place with hair you don’t want removed… More on that in a bit.

 

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Nice and wet on my face. Also I forgot to mention I did steam my face for a bit before doing this to open up alllll my pores.  Now we wait…

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After about 25 minutes the mask was dry and it was impossible to move my face so I knew it was ready.  Now comes the fun part… the peeling!

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Why do we (I’m hoping I’m not the only one….) find such intrigue in peeling things off our bodies?  After the peeling process I of course examined the mask to see what junk was pulled out!

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This isn’t the best picture in the world but you can see some yucky stuff!  It also pulled out tiny hairs which is why you want to be careful where you put this.  I did not find it painful to pull off my face.  Now I’m not saying it was pleasant but it was kind of like peeling/pulling off a band-aid.  And it will depend on your tolerance for pain.  My mom later did the mask and she said it hurt.

So…. Is this a win? I think so, I’ve done this a total of three times now (over about a month) and everytime I get yucky juck out of my pores and the little teeny tiny hairs.

Where to Find Activated Charcoal!

Nature’s Way on Amazon (what I bought)- $6.70

Many sites so that they found this at the drug store (Wal-Mart, Target etc) but I was unable to find it in mine which is why I bought it online.

Stila Best of Kitten Makeup Set

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A few months ago I found this best of kit on Hautelook and decided I needed it.  Well not need you know but I thought I needed it for review purposes… 🙂  Kitten is a best selling eyeshadow and gloss for Stila and I thought I should let you know if its great or not!

This can still be found on amazon where it retails for $65.00 but I bought mine on Hautelook for $24.00.  Is this worth $65.00?  No.  Worth $24.00? YES !

What It Is::

Stila Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is an exquisite collection of makeup essentials which will ensure you look dazzling all year round.

Featuring a gorgeous all-over shimmer, eye shadow, eyeliner and ever popular Lip Glaze, Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is beautifully presented in a gold fringed cosmetics bag and comes with a free designer bangle to ensure you look glamorous from top to toe.

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Collection Contains:

  • Eyeshadow In Compact in Kitten  – An award-winning sparkling nude eye shadow with a pressed powder formula which offers long lasting wear and pigment rich colour. Easy to apply, this signature neutral hue has a silky smooth texture which glides over the eyelids effortlessly and can be worn wet or dry for a variety of different looks. Packaged in a sleek black compact, Eyeshadow In Compact is perfect for throwing into your handbag.
  • All Over Shimmer Luminizer in Kitten Shimmer  – Adds a touch of universal nude shimmer to the face and body for a radiant glow. This creamy, skin-enhancing luminizer gives the skin a fresh, radiant glow; Soft Focus Pigments help diminish skin imperfections whilst minimising the appearance of fine lines and sun spots. Ideal for mixing with your favourite lotions or your Stila Foundation, All Over Shimmer Luminizer adds a touch of brightened radiance to the skin. Stila’s signature shimmer leaves the skin with a soft and subtle shimmer and instant luminosity.
  • Lip Glaze in Kitten  – A non-sticky, deliciously scented lip gloss in an iconic shimmering nude. This high-shine lip gloss will get the lips the attention that they deserve! A cult favourite, Stila Lip Glaze has a flavour and scent. A makeup bag essential, Lip Glaze is long lasting, moisturising and never sticky. Packaged in Stila’s famous click pen, this signature gloss is ideal for throwing in your handbag and gives the lips a flush of sheer colour and high shine. Wear alone or layer over your favourite lipsticks for gorgeous lips every day.
  • Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Gilded 0.28g – A highly pigmented eye liner pencil in a metallic golden bronze. This smooth, waterproof eye liner glides onto the eye lids without skipping, dragging or pulling. Easy to apply, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner imparts intense, vibrant colour effortlessly for beautifully defined eyes. The innovative,flexible formula ensuresthat colour stays put all day and night without flaking, creasing or moving. Glide onto upper and lower lash lines or smudge into a shadow over the lid. Once set, the colour won’t budge.
  • BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet – An edgy gold toned bangle with pyramid detailing. Sure to add a touch of rock chick glamour to your party outfit, BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet is a limited edition design from cult US designer BaubleBar.
  • Gold Fringed Clutch – A stylish metallic clutch which will jazz up any little black dress. With a striking metallic fringe design and a secure zip fastening, this exclusive clutch bag is a must have for storing your Stila party essentials inside.

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Left to Right– Kitten Eyeshadow, Kitten All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, Waterproof Smudge Stick in Gilded, Lip Glaze in Kitten

Let me know if you would like to see a look using these products!

 

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Luminous Blush in Snapdragon

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Sephora Says:: 

What it is:
A curated, colorful collection of six lustrous blushes to let cheeks glow with light.

What it does:
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Luminous Blush features multi-dimensional, versatile blushes to create a subtle, shimmering flush. Specially designed to flatter all skintones, this collection is inspired by the fan favorite Shimmering Skin Perfector—just the right balance of color and light. Wear them alone for subtle blushed luminosity, or as a blush topper layered on top of your favorite matte blush for an added pop of radiance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates

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Lara Says:: Love, Love, Love this blush!  I want to get at least one more but I’m not sure which one.  The product is very pigmented, and gives off a lovely color and also slight shimmer/glow that doesn’t look like a disco ball.

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$34.00 at Sephora 

$34.00 on the Becca Website 

Check out this review from Allure 

WalMart Beauty Box Spring 2016

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Lets open up the Spring WalMart Beauty Box and see what goodies are in store for me!!

 

** CeraVe Healing Ointment Full Size $14.63 for 5 oz which if my math is correct makes this sample of 0.085 worth about 35 cents… ok I’m hoping that the rest of this box will make up for this 🙂

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 35 cents

Worth of Box 35 cents

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** Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, is $6.12 for 6.77 oz which makes this 1 oz sample size worth 90 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 90 cents

Worth of Box  $1.25

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** Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Fresh Mint Toothpaste, is $9.94  for  4.5 oz and the sample size is 1.45 oz  Because math isn’t by best subject I’m rounding up to 1.5 oz which bring this tube of toothpaste (which I actually needed ! LOL )  to $3.30

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $3.30

Worth of Box  $4.55

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** Burt Bee’s BB Cream with Noni Extract and SPF 15 ( I wasn’t able to find this on the Walmart website so the link is for Target. $14.99 for 1.7 oz the sample size is 0.03 oz so again using “special math” I’ll say this is worth 45 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 45 cents

Worth of Box  $5.00  Whoo Hoo we are at value!

 

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** Neutrogena Acne Correct & Cover Pink Grapefruit Moisturizer is $8.99 for 1.7 oz which makes this about $5.29 per ounce.  There is not a listing on the sample which tells me how much is in the package but it looks about the same size as the Burts Bee BB Cream so we are going to go with 0.03 oz which would equal 16 cents.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 16 cents

Worth of Box  $5.16

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** L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum Treatment is $18.97 for 1 oz so this should be easy! But no there is not weight on the sample size so again seeing as it looks about the same as the others we will just guess its about 0.03! Which means this is worth a grand total of 57 cents!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 57 cents

Worth of Box  $5.73

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** Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick, in the shade Pink Grapefruit retails for $7.97 cents for 0.011 oz of product now this is where it gets fun as the price for ounce is $724.54 Sooo….. we are just going to be generous and say that this is worth 5 bucks; everyone good with that?! 🙂

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $5.00

Worth of Box  $10.73  Yeah we are at double the price of the box!

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** Curel Itch Defense Body Wash is $6.99 for 10 oz of liquid body wash which makes this sample worth 69.9 cents as it is 1 oz.

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample 69.9 cents lets make this 70 cents because… math

Worth of Box  $11.43

 

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** Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is $11.37 for a 10 oz bottle  which makes per oz the price $1.14 and our sample is exactly 2 oz (yeah for even numbers!) sooo… our little bottle is worth $2.28

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $2.28

Worth of Box  $13.71

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** John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo is $8.97 for a 8.3 oz bottle which means it breaks down to $1.08 an ounce which makes our generous sample size bottle of 2 oz worth $2.16!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $2.16

Worth of Box  $15.87

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** Vera Wang Embrace Periwinkle & Iris Eau de Toilette Spray is $28.32 for 1 oz and our sample size is 0.04 oz  is worth $1.13

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Sample $1.13

Worth of Box  $17.00 Wow we are almost to 4x the amount of the price of the box!

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And we can’t forget the coupons!

  • $1 off Neaturogena Acne Products
  • $1 off L’oreal Paris True Match Products
  • $3 off Burt’s Bee BB Cream

So not only do I get $5 in savings  (if I actually remember to use the coupons hahaha) but I will add that to the value of the box!

Walmart Box price $5.00

Price of Coupons $5.00

Worth of Box  $22.00 !!!!

 

Click here to get your own Walmart Beauty Box!  

Face of the Day Wednesday April 13

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Face:: 

IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer $28.00 

Younique Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer in Scarlett  (under-eyes) $29.00 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair (under-eyes and blemishes ) $6.99 

BOOTS No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla $14.99 

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Classic Ivory $7.99

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder $35.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer $30.00

theBalm DownBoy blush $21.00 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon $34.00

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter $24.00 

 

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Eyes:: 

LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Impress Me (all over lid as base) $10.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Cornelius (crease) $5.00

Too Faced Soleil Matte Chocolate Bronzer (crease) $30.00

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Sequin (focused on lid)  $5.00

PACIFICA Natural Eye Pencil in Fringe (lower lash line) $11.00

COVERGIRL LashBlast Plumpify Mascara in Very Black (first coat on lashes) $11.99

RIMMEL LONDON Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black  (second coat on lashes) $8.99 

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium $24.00 

 

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Lips:: 

BIODERMA Atoderm Lips $4.95

Starlooks Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil in Naked (I can’t find on their website 😦 but their other lip pencils are between $13 and $16 ) 

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Lip Creme Lipstick in Latte (limited edition) 

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