September Hits and Misses

I know I say this every month, but seriously were has the year gone?!  I feel like I was just gathering my August favorites and now September has come and gone and we are in October.  

 

Dove Gofresh Body Wash in Blue Fig and Orange Blossom retails for $5.97 at Walmart

You can’t go wrong with Dove Body wash and this scent is intoxicating.  It’s a nice summer scent and very moisturizing.  Get ready for a trip to an exotic island in your shower!

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Chic In Black Eau De Parfum from AVON retails for $?? 

 I have had this perfume for several years and when I tried to find it on AVON’s website it seems to be discontinued! Or maybe it’s just seasonal, hopefully it’s the latter.   Like I said I’ve had it for a while and just recently rediscovered it.  This is going to sound really weird but I feel like this is my ‘Business Woman’ scent.  Yes that sounds as weird as I thought it would…I am not sure why but the scent to me is very feminine but still has a bit of a woodsy scent that makes me feel boardroom ready.  And yes it still sounds weird but I don’t care!  A classic mingling of sweet fruits, fragrant flowers and rich woods if you can find it grab a bottle.

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Lasting Finish Lipstick-Kate Moss Collection for Rimmel in 109  retails for $4.97 at Walmart

 This lipstick has pretty good staying power and I love the shade, in the tube it looked like a orangey- coral.  This is a matte lipstick so be sure to exfoliate to get rid of any dry bits and put on a moisturizing balm if your lips tend to get dry like mine.

 

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Essie ‘For the Twill of It’$7.79 at Target

 I love Essie nail polish, its long wearing and doesn’t look streaky.  But the price point is a bit much for colors that are easy to find and dupe.  But every once in a while Essie has a color I have never seen and I don’t have a problem shelling out a few extra bucks.  This color is multi-dimensional and I have not been able to find anything that is even close. The color is described as a rich medium brown with reflective green shimmer. Just in time for fall and I LOVE IT!!!

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AVON Kohl Eye Liner in Deep Violet Retails for $7.00 
 

This is on my miss list.  I really wanted to like it but I found the pencil too hard.  Now it’s not too hard that I won’t use it but it is not one I will reach for consistently.  I feel like I have to drag it, and don’t get me started on the smudger.  It is so hard and I feel like I have to work way too hard to get the liner to smudge. And when I do get it to smudge it just wipes away the eyeliner.  There seems to be no middle ground, you have to press very hard to smudge and then when you do it rubs into your skin!  

Drug Store Wins!!

I have become a bit of makeup snob after trying some high end products.  Now more expensive does not always equal better but I have found in regards to makeup it can.  So onward to some products I picked up at Wally that I really like.

 

NYC Cheekglow in “Riverside Rose”

This blush on my fair skin gives me a nice healthy natural color.  It is not super pigmented but at around the $3 mark I can afford  to layer it up.

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Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in  “NP10 What’s the Daffodilly-O”

This polish looked like a pretty coral color to me in the bottle. The formula is good consistency neither to thick or thin. It is also free of   DBP, toluene & camphor.  Best of all it is around $5!  I am excited to try more from this line, I love Drew  Barrymore’s style and the packaging on all the products is super cute.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara 

I am a mascara whore, Yes I said whore. I cannot be faithful to one mascara, I am constantly on the search for the newest and best.  How difficult can it be to make a volumizing, lengthening and thickening mascara?!  Apparently impossible, but I still search for the holy grail of mascara. Until this day of miracles come around I will be content with trying every mascara under the sun.  That said, I may purchase this one again!  It does give me some volume and then I can put a layer of a lengthening mascara on top. And you can’t beat a mascara that cost around $6.

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April Favorites

Sorry for the long absence.  I have a job that I work like a crazy person for a few months out of the year  and barely have time to eat and sleep let alone keep up with a blog.  So moving on….

 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Mudslide

Very pretty pinky nude color. While I am not sold on the “complete manicure” part , I like the color and the formula is good, but the brush is AMAZING!!  It is very wide and I can paint my nail in two swipes.  $6.50 at Wally World.

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Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner

 I saw this at Ross and picked it up. First time I used it I was not really impressed and I thought it smelled weird, second time I used it I thought the smell was so bad there is no way I will use this again.  I am not the type of person to throw away something I bought so I held onto it with the thought that I would find someone to pawn the smelly spray off on.  Fast forward a month and I had rolled my hair to tightly and had Shirley Temple curls, not cool.  So I sprayed this on my hair to loosen the curl. Hmmm strange doesn’t stink like I remember… and I got complements on how nice my hair smelled.  So I don’t know why I suddenly did a 180 on this product, but I love this stuff! Retails at Ulta for around $17 (which is expensive for me) but I paid $6.50 at Ross.

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mark White Now Necklace

When I first got this necklace, I thought, “hmmm, well looks different then the picture but it’s cool.”  Seriously every time I wear it I get compliments , I loop mine like the picture so it is two strands.  $22.00 at mark.

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Mask of Magnaminty

I love lush and this mask is no exception.  Unlike their fresh face mask, that you can only buy in store,  you can buy this one online as it does not have to be kept in the fridge.  But I like to keep my mine cool as it feels even more refreshing.  I like when you are removing the mask  the aduki beans act as an exfoliate, so you have a mask and light scrub in one!

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