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What’s in my make-up bag?

15 Nov

 

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This is what I carry with me everyday.

Starting from top and then left to right:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium.  It’s a good powder, does it’s job.  Keeps me from looking too oily 🙂

Sephora Kabuki Brush.  It’s retractable and perfect for the purse.  I got this on clearance last year and it’s now gone from the site.  This is the closest I could find for the price.

Starlooks Kohl Liner in Obsidian.  Still available and only $9.00 USD.

Revlon ColorBurst in Fliratious Charmeuse $12.88 USD.  I love that this doubles as a lip balm. It’s so soft.

Hikari lipstick in Cabernet $13.00 USD

Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection lipstick in Pure Marsala.  This was a limited edition color last year and I went bonkers over it.  There are still items left over in that shade on Sephora’s website.  It’s a red brown shade, and I’m still a little obsessed with it.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey $17 USD.  This is one of my favorite make-up items of all tume.

Blotterazi by beautyblender.  This was a Birchbox sample because I don’t know I would actually purchase this.  It’s $20.00 USD and it’s supposed to be an alternative to blotting.  But, if it really worked would I still be carrying around my MAC Mineralize?

Hope you lovelies enjoyed what is in my purse!

Thanks for reading!!

~Anna

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October 2013 Empties Post

16 Oct

Last time I did one of these was back in August, and I accumulated a ton of empties since then.  I probably waited too long to do this, but oh well…maybe I can try to do an Empties Post once a month.

Since there are so many, I’m not going to make a lot of comments about these products unless I wouldn’t repurchase for some reason or I really loved them.

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See?  There is a  ton of stuff!!

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These are both very similar to the Smashbox Face Primer.  I actually prefer the Sephora brand to the Hourglass.  Hourglass is white and blends, Sephora is clear.

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The E.L.F. setting spray is a staple in my collection.

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I would not repurchase this liquid eyeliner.  It didn’t stay on me AT ALL.  I looked like I cried…a lot.

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I would not repurchase this Boots Expert Instant Matte.  I thought it may have been a good dupe for Clinique’s T-Zone which was discontinued (TRAGIC).  It fell VERY SHORT of my expectations.

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One of my fave mascaras.  OF COURSE I will repurchase this 🙂

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I’m so in love with these glosses.

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Our V-Primer 🙂

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The best blotting paper you can get for a $1.00 USD.

If you have any questions about any of these, let me know and I will be happy to share my humble opinion 🙂

~Anna

Dupe War 10: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey vs Cover Girl Lipgloss in Daring

15 Oct

Black Honey has a cult like following since its release years ago.  It’s a great product!  Very universal, easy to apply, easy to wear.  I haven’t met a girl who didn’t look great in Black Honey

Almost Lipstick

Black Honey Clinique $15.00

But I think I found a pretty good dupe from Cover Girl

COVERGIRL LipSlicks Lipgloss

This is the Cover Girl Lipslicks Lipgloss line in Daring $5.99

See for yourself:

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Black Honey on the left Daring on the right

The Cover Girl version is slightly less pigmented on the initial application.  However, this doesn’t seem to be the problem when you run it over your lips a few times.

Check it:

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Clinique’s Black Honey

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Cover Girl’s Daring

Verdict:

Is there really a difference??? Other than in price?

If you are on a budget, and don’t want to shell out $15.00, save your wallet and go for the Cover Girl version.  You won’t be disappointed.

The Math:

Save yourself $10.00.  Buy more makeup.

~Anna

Treat yoself!!! Current love – super inexpensive lip liners!

10 May

Sometimes you walk into a drugstore and you see all this makeup and then you get the itch to buy something.  Right? Or am I the only one who is totally suckered by lighting and pretty displays?  Yeah, I didn’t think so 🙂

I bought this Jordana lip liner on a whim because a) I was in Walgreens b) I wanted to buy something other than a Coke Zero c) they are crazy cheap.  $1.99 yo!

Jordana liners

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