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Review – Coastal Scents Blush and Bronzer Duo

21 Dec

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This face duo was in my November Birchbox.  This is actually a pretty generous sample, and when you buy the full size for $19.95 USD, you actually get a number of additional shades.

I’ve used Coastal Scents before and I’m usually very happy with their products.  This was no exception. The color pay off of the products is good.  They are finally spun powders and blend very easily.

As for these two particular shades, one was better than the other . The blush, is so pretty.  The bronzer is so light, it’s almost invisible.  It almost looks like it would be better suited as a highlighter for a darker complexion.

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I didn’t even bother photographing the btronzer because it hardly shows up.  I’m actually wearing both in this picture.

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Overall, I think it’s a good product and I like the full size product even more.  So many colors!

Would I purchase this?  yes, I would.  I think it’s a good deal for the dollars.

Have you used the Coastal Scents blushes?  Do you like them?

~Anna

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Sale Alert AND a Dupe alert!

23 Sep

Coastal Scents is having a sale on their Urban Decay Naked palette dupe.  Looks like a combo of Naked 2 and Naked 3. I have not used this palette but have had great success with Coastal Scents eyeshadows in the past.

This is only $9.95!

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Unboxing Birchbox – July

18 Jul

July’s Birchbox partnered with Women’s Health Magazine.  What does that mean?  It means you can order a magazine subscription and you also received a little booklet of fun things to do.

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Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum

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Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

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Coastal Scents® Revealed 2 Palette Set

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Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask.  This is already sold out on Birchbox so it must be good. I haven’t tried it yet.

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100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel (Honey Cream Wash)

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Booklet sample page:

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The one thing I dislike about Birchbox, is the sample sizes of the bath and especially hair products.  Last time, the Nexxus shampoo/conditioner was so tiny, I couldn’t even use it properly because there wasn’t enough product to cover my hair.  LAME.

I’m a little happier this time the Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask comes in two containers.

The shower gel sample is tiny though, even though it is two packets.

I’m excited to review the Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum.

How did your Birchbox unboxing go?

~Anna

Sale Alert! Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palettes!

22 Apr

$11.95 for 120 eyeshadows it just ridiculous. These shadows work great! Honestly, they have MAC level color payoff.

 

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Sale Alert – Coastal Scents 88 Palette

19 Jan

OMG.  This is SOOOO worth it.

I use this puppy almost every day.  The colors are awesome, have great staying power – they are comparable to MAC or other high end shadows, especially if you use eye shadow primer.  (I love the NYX HD eyeshadow primer, its cheap and awesome.)

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Here is photographic evidence.  Me wearing one of the dark greens.  LOOK AT THE COLOR PAYOFF!!!!

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Sale Alert – Coastal Scents 50% off

27 Nov

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NYX HD Eyeshadow Base- UPDATE!

8 Jul

In case you didn’t know, the NYX HD is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Primer Potion.  You can read all about it in one our Dupe Wars posts— HERE!

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Anyway, I have been using this product for a few months now and I love it.  Over the weekend I went swimming in the afternoon so I already had makeup on.  My eyeshadow, thanks to this magic NYX sauce stayed on even after I had been in the pool for a while.  I even swam underwater a bunch and got splashed by 8yr olds.

Don’t believe me, here is the photographic evidence:Image the eyeshadow is Coastal Scents.  It was Golden yellow on the top of the lids and green on the bottom.  The green is gone as you can see, but I didn’t use the primer there.  But the yellow is staying strong.

The eyeliner is water proof.  It Urban Decay.

-kassi

DIY – Pressed Powder!

15 May

One of the reasons why I love pressed powder is the compacts.  I am a sucker for a collectible compact.  They are pretty and inexpensive to restock.  And now even cheaper.   Here is how to make your own pressed powder.  Pro Tip – this works so good for vintage compacts!

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Sale Alert – 88 Eyeshadow palette for under $10!!!

23 Apr

We are a huge fan of Coastal Scent’s eyeshadow.  As long as you use eyeshadow primer the staying power and color payoff is comparable to MAC or Urban Decay shadows.  Normally retails for $18.95

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        Keep in mind that this palette is not full size eyeshadow pots, that is what keeps the price down.  Each shadow pictured in this palette is about the size of a dime.  So you can experiment with lots of different colors for less then you would pay for one high-end eyeshadow.

Ever since I bought this palette the last time it was on sale I haven’t used anything else since!

Sale Alert! Brush set for less than $10!

12 Apr

Coastal Scents has a 12 brush set on sale for $9.95

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Check it out by clicking here.