October Hits and Misses

Sterling Silver Chain with Elephant Pendant – Silver $19.99 From Target http://tgt.biz/Hx1exA

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I love this little necklace and I enjoy wearing it.  It is definitely a conversation starter, every time I wear it I get a compliment.

 Essential Little Black Beauty Book – Eye Edition in Warm $6.00 From e.l.f http://bit.ly/16FVlrh

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I love finding quality product at a great price.  There are only a few products from e.l.f that I have been disappointed in and this is not one of them.  With 48 colors in a variety of matte, satin and shimmer there are endless looks to be created. This was the only eye palette I brought with me when I was out of town for a week.

Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hour Lipstick in Keep Me Coral $6.94 from Walmart  http://bit.ly/19CUJni

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Ok bottom line does this lipstick give you color for 14 hours straight? No.  But does that mean you shouldn’t try it? No.  While it doesn’t live up to its claim of 14 hour wear it is still a long wearing color that doesn’t dry out your lips and has a great color pay off.  I love the shade Keep Me Coral and I feel like it really complements my skin tone, so it is a keeper.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Dark and Deep Brown $8.52 from Amazon http://amzn.to/Hx6122

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FINALLY!!! A dry shampoo that doesn’t leave my hair with a white/gray cast and somehow also absorbs oil!  If you have dark hair and are struggling to find a dry shampoo that doesn’t make you look like you are three months past your root touch up then give this one a try.  And bonus, it doesn’t stink!

Bare Face Cleansing Oil $28.00 from Julep  http://bit.ly/187rllh

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You have oily skin why would  you use oil to clean your face?  Good question, I don’t know why it works but it does.  While the price point on this is pretty steep ( I received mine in a julep maven box) this is by far the best cleansing oil that I have ever tried that doesn’t leave my skin with a slick feeling after being washed off.

Dark Orchid Raspberry Bubble Delight Bubble Bath $8.00 from Avon http://bit.ly/1ekBrGX

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I love Avon’s Bubble Bath formula.  It is seriously the best I have ever used. This bubble bath is scented with notes of rare orchids, intoxicating black raspberries and warm blonde wood which essentially smells like heaven!

No Misses I could think of this month, which I guess is a good thing! 

e.l.f. Essential Little Black Beauty Book – Eye Edition

If you haven’t tried any e.l.f. products yet, stop reading this post, go online or to your local Target, pick up a few and them resume reading. I am still amazed that a company that sells their products for so little have such quality.  Seriously stop reading and do it…….. Ok now that you are back, I will share with you one of favorites from eyes lips face  aka e.l.f. ; the Essential Little Black Beauty Book-Eye Edition in cool and warm.  I received both of these for free during a promotion on their website.  (Side note:: they run promotions ALL THE TIME! And I usually get sucked in and buy what I don’t really need because its such a good deal, just a warning… ! )

e.l.f. Essential Little Black Beauty Book – Eye Edition in Cool and Warm –$6.00 each 

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I wasn’t so sure about using the cool palette as I am a warm toned person (an autumn if you are into season coloring) and I have never used pink or blue eye shadow before as I didn’t think I could pull it off and not look like a pre-teen who raided her mothers makeup bag circa 1983. But surprise as I am learning you can pull off pink and blue with a light hand and adding other colors.  I would not suggest only using blue or pink shades for an eye look.  Add a more natural color like grey, gold, or brown for a more sophisticated look.   I am really impressed with e.l.f. eye shadows, they don’t crease, have staying power and for the most part are very pigmented.  I have found a few of the matte colors can come off as a bit chalky but all of the shimmers are really pigmented. While on a business trip for 2 and a half weeks I took both of these palettes as my only eye shadows and liners and was able to come up with endless looks.  I love that they are so thin and portable and the color selection will keep you creative.

Have you tired this palette from e.l.f. or other e.l.f. products? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!