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Tag Archives: E.L.F

Dupe – Urban Decay vs NYX Setting Spray

9 Jan

Makeup Setting Spray is a must have for anyone who wears makeup!  Seriously.  Rubbing your face off is dumb, stop doing it.  We are here to help you do it for cheap!

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We made a post a while back comparing Urban Decay’s setting spray vs E.L.F.  You can read it HERE.   

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Let me summarize it for you – the E.L.F one works about the same and is $3. The problem with the E.L.F. is it smells like feet for the first minute of having it on your face.  Kinda gross, right?  That is what drove me to trying the NYX spray.

 

The NYX Setting spray comes in two varieties – Matte and Dewy.  I opted for the Matte as that is finish I most prefer, although I have heard that the dewy one is actually better for dry, Winter skin.  

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It retails for $7.99, so it’s a bit more expensive than the E.L.F.

The Urban Decay setting spray is $29 – that is a savings of over $20.  SCORE!

The NYX doesn’t smell funky to me, didn’t break me out, makes my face powder look lovely and holds my makeup in place.  Really, it works the same as the Urban Decay – maybe it has a tiny bit less staying power but it’s not worth pay $20 extra IMO. 

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Splurge or Steal – Drug Store dupes of Clinique!

12 Nov

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Check out Rachel’s Blog: The Life Unsweetened for other amazing money saving tips!

First Empties Post!

16 Aug

All the beauty bloggers and vloggers always do an Empties post, so why shouldn’t Your Fairy Godmother.

We use stuff too 🙂

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I have two (yes TWO) Dr. Who lunchboxes because I am a fanatic.  As you know, one is my mani kit, and the other is my Empties kit.

I will admit, I got really excited when I finally had enough empties to do post.  On first glance, I use a lot of lotion.

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Yeah, I went there….because this movie is freaking fantastical!

Ok, so let’s see what I used 😉

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Julep Beach Tonic was probably my favorite item from my Empties.  I loved this smell and it was so perfect for summer.

100% Pure as my second fave, and I loved this scent for night time.  It was Coconut, and it was so light and relaxing.

Bath and  Body Works in Rasberry.  So yummy and perfect for spring and summer. I layered it with the corresponding body spray  .

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip was another organic lotion in Coconut.  It was nice, but too light for my dry skin.

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Apotheke Coconut Jasmine Perfumed After Bath Tonic.  This paired nicely with my coconut scented lotions.  I guess I really liked coconut this summer!

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Argan Oils Face & Body Serum.   I wanted to use this on my face, but ended up allergic.  So I used it on my hair and it seemed to really moisturize it during the winter. I will probably repurchase this again.
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And I retired a pair of fake lashes.  I think I wore them since New Years Eve, it was time for a new pair sometime in April.
Elf Lashes for $1.00!!!!!   Seriously.  Go.Get.You.Some.  I know we blogged about these before.  They are so good.
What products have you used up lately????

Concealer – The good & the bad.

31 Jul

Let’s face it, we all have blemishes we want to cover up.  May it be redness, acne, spots or undereye circles.  This is where concealer is the cosmetic champ.  I have used so many different concealers in my life, especially dealing with acne.

This is my new favorite one:

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Coverup $17.95

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What’s so great about it?  Well, its all natural.  I am trying to use less chemicals on my face when I can.  However, it is not vegan as it uses Beeswax.   It’s super easy to apply, very blendable and doesn’t crease.  The lightest color – Beige #1 is light enough for my fair complexion and it isn’t orangey.

Here is a concealer I totally hate  but wanted to like.

e.l.f. Studio Concealer $3

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What’s so bad about it?  Ok, it’s $3 bucks so it was worth the risk of trying.  I like so many other e.l.f products but this one just falls flat for me.  It’s super greasy, don’t blend well, doesn’t cover well and just looks chalky.  Maybe my skin is too oily for it or something.  Additionally I found it to appear orange when applied to my skin.

Have you tried either of these products?  How did they work out for you?

~kassi

Urban Decay Naked 2 dupe for $5

18 Jun

I found this adorable little E.l.F eyeshadow palette at Marshall’s for a whole $4.99 yesterday.  I have been on the hunt for a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette for a wedding I am going to this weekend and I think this might be it.  The colors are incredibly close to what comes with the Naked2 but then some.

Meet the Little Black Beauty Book – Warm

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LOOK AT THE CUTE LITTLE BOOK IT COMES IN!  AHHH.  So Cute.  Perfect for travel!

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Here is the Naked 2 Palette for comparison:

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I have not shelled out the $50 for the Naked 2 palette so I can’t officially call this a Dupe War but the shimmer in both palettes is very similar as are the colors.  Totally a great palette for daytime wear.

I am going to a wedding in Yosemite so I wanted to have nice earthy tones with some playful shimmer that is why this E.L.F. palette is worth it for me.  It’s small, so perfect to toss in my purse of makeup bag.  Plus the $45 dollars I saved i’m going to spend on filling my face with all the San Francisco sushi ever.  -kassi

Here is a beautiful ‘look’ you can get with these palettes: CLICK ME

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Dupes

1 Jun

Dupes