Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Target Haul

 Hey Everyone!!

Whew!! It's been a crazy fun couple of weeks! Sorry it's been so long inbetween posts. I celebrated my 30th birthday on the 5th and it was great! My world didn't implode like I thought :p  My family threw me a surprise bbq on the 4th, which definitely took me by surprise! And my best friend in the whole world, Stephanie, continued the celebration through the whole week. She made sure I was out and about celebrating everyday. She is a great friend. The festivities ended with a trip to Medieval times. Now, if you have never been, I suggest you go. I've been at least 9 times in my life and I still look forward to going back! Nothing like hot knights jousting it out! 

Here are some purchases I made while strolling through Target the other day.

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe

This is the color I have been coveting for a while now. It's a shimmery brown color that reminds me of a sparkly ,chocolatey gold color. It goes great with the Amber Rush color infallible eyeshadow. I use this in my crease, great for summer. Ladies definitely check out the color infallible line!

Expert Anti-Blemish Cleansing foam and Instant Matte by Boots

I was looking at the No 7 Line of products , trying to pick out cleanser for sensitive skin, when I peeped the Expert skincare range. There was a sensitive skin choice and anti-blemish. Since I get hormonal spots at that special time of the month*cough,cough* , I chose the anti-blemish cleansing foam.

Here are the claims(anti-blemish cleansing foam):

  • Whatever your age, blemishes and blocked pores can be a problem. Take action with this oil and fragrance free cleansing foam. Formulated with willowbark extract to help prevent blemishes. It gently clarifies your skin without drying, leaving it soft, smooth and refreshed. 5 fl. oz.
The first night I used it, I was impressed! I loved the foam and my skin did not feel dry and tight after! When I awoke, I definitely noticed the blemishes that were coming through had gone down and weren't as red! So far I give it a thumbs up! Plus, it was was only $4.94! If this continues to improve my skin i will be trying out the toner next.

Beacuse it's been so hot out, my primer has not been cutting it! My skin has been too shiny for my liking. So I purchased the Instant Matte drops.

Here are the claims (Instant Matte):

  • This ingenious instant matte will remove shine inducing excess oil and give an instant matte finish without drying. 15ml 
I was excited to try this when I got home. I shook the bottle as instructed and squirted it on my finger. I was kinda disappointed that it came out of the bottle like water. It just ran down my hands. I could see the little mattifying,white flakes in the liquid. You have to be real quick with this stuff or use a cotton ball to apply it. However, it did work! I wore it the whole day and the oil stayed at bay. It was $5.66 on sale, so it didn't break the bank. But, I probably would not purchase again.

I also picked up that Fifty Shades of Grey book that everyone is going crazy about. I haven't read any of it yet, but excited to get started!

I hope everyone had lovely weekends and for those who celebrate the 4th, hope you had a great Independence day :)

Have any of you tried the Boots Expert range?  Are you reading Fifty Shades of Grey?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bath & Body Works

Hey Guys!
 I was doing a bit of shopping and I realized I had some gift cards cluttering up my wallet. I found an old Bath & Body Works gift card from a past birthday in there. I have not stepped into a Bath & Body Works in ages it seems! They had a mega $3 sale going on in there. 

Carried Away Shower Gel and Fragrance Mist

 I fell in love with the smell of this one. It reminds me of being on vacation, sitting on a beach somewhere. 

Bath & Body Works Carried Away
  • Our exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in our bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with lush raspberries, white jasmine and whipped vanilla inspired by the way love sweeps you off your feet, for lather that bursts with fragrance.

 C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve

 I know this is an old fav, but it's the first time I'm picking it up. I am very obsessed with the condition of my lips, they are never dry,ever! I am a Carmex snob, but this looked promising. 

Here are it's claims:

C.O. Bigelow's famous Rose Salve has been a favorite since the early days, due to its ability to care for lips and beautify skin. Emulsified with extra-soothing rose extract, which helps ease irritation and condition the skin.
  • May be used on lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees, chapped or very dry skin patches
  • Developed by Bigelow Chemists
  • Not tested on animals
I love that it is a multi-purpose salve, though I don't think I would ever gloop this on my face! It has a petroleum consistency. I have used it on my cuticles and lips and it works pretty well. I will say that the smell is somewhat displeasing to me. THe rose scent can be a bit much. Long story short, I love it!

Have any of you tried the Rose Salve? What are your fav products from Bath & Body Works?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Instagram Curly Hair Post#2

Even though it has been super humid here, I have been having some ok hair days! These were all taken on 3 separate days. The top one is on a night out with my bestie and the bottom 2 were taken before work.

Forever 21 Love & Beauty Cream Blush

Hey guys! 

So, I was waiting in the checkout line at Forever and spotted these puppies. Now, I normally don't look twice at makeup in clothing stores,but these colors were so bright and vibrant. And at a price tag of $1.50, I couldn't pass it up. I could always find use for it elsewhere if it didn't work out. 

I purchased the coral and pink colors. They are definitely true to color when on. The formula was surprisingly smooth and creamy for the price. It is very buildable and the colors are perfect for summer. 

I wouldn't recommend this for those who get oily in the cheek area unless you layered it with a powder blush on top.

Would I buy Forever 21 makeup again? Meh, I may try their polishes, but products for the face would have to be pretty special for me to buy.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!