Collective Haul – Sephora, CVS, Sephora, Target, HauteLook, LUSH

So here is an overdue haul!! The last “haul” I did was back in March, when I did my Arizona haul. I’ve been trying hard to save money and not spend as much, and once the last of my giveaway prizes are bought, I will be putting myself on a spending ban. I’ve got some significant changes happening in the next couple months, and I need to save all the money I can! So here is a collective haul….which means it’s pretty much everything I’ve bought – beauty-wise – in the last 3 months! I do have a small haul I have to film from this past weekend when I was in Indiana for my uncle’s wedding, but then I believe that’s it for hauls for the next few months. So without further adieu, here you go! Let me know if you see anything you’d like me to review!

Makeup/Brushes:

Ulta:
NYX was Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Secret World
* NYX For Your Eyes Only Palette – Smokey Eyes
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Champagne & Caviar
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Cottage Cheese
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Oyster
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Dark Brown
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Baby Blue
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Pacific
* NYX Lipliner – Hot Red
* NYX Round lipstick – Peach
* NYX Round lipstick – Eros
* NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – Plush Red

Revlon was also Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Peach
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Soft Nude
* Revlon Matte Shadows in Vintage Lace

Ardell’s were Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
* Individuals – Short flare
* Individuals – Medium flare

* CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion
* Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Eyeliners

CVS:
* Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil – Chocolate Brown
* Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil – Black

Sephora:
* Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

Target:
* Sonia Kashuk makeup bag
* Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush

Lucky Vitamin:
* EcoTools 6 piece eye brush set

Walgreens
* EOS Lip balm – 3 pack

Cosmetic Company Store Outlet:
* MAC 165 Brush
* MAC 227 Brush
* MAC Peaches Blush
* MAC Vanilla Pigment

HauteLook: POP Beauty
* Glowbelle blush/highlight palette
* Lid Silver eyeshadow palette

Skincare:

Macy’s:
* Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Target:
* St Ives Hydrating Vitamin E Body Moisturizer

Hair Care:
Target:
* TRESemme Heat Tamer
* TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo

Nail Polish
Walgreens:
* Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Ulta:
* Seche Crystal Clear Base Coat

LUSH
Mail Order:
* Honey Hugs Shower Gel
* Mirand Soap sample
* Queen of Hearts soap sample

In Store:
* Happy Blooming bath melt
* Sunny Side bubble bar
* Flosty Gritter bubble bar
* Butterball bath bomb
* Avobath bath bomb
* Floating Island bath melt
* Melting Marshmallow Moments (MMM) bath melt

Quick side not about HauteLook – it’s a website that sells brand name/designer products. Anything from Shoes, clothes, makeup, accessories to baby toys! Click here for an invite to sign up for HauteLook and find some GREAT deals on designer brands!

For more info check out Part 1 (makeup) & 2 (skin/nails/hair/LUSH) of my haul videos below!

Collective Haul – Part 1

And I know I keep saying this, but stay tuned for my 50 subscriber contest! I know I owe you guys, but technical difficulties delayed this contest a little bit. Just waiting on Amazon to ship my last prize and I will be ready to put up my Giveaway video!! 🙂

LUSH Cocktail Series: Refreshing Mimosa

So my next cocktail was supposed to be a “Hot Chocolate” cocktail (a subscriber request!) but I didn’t have everything for it. So I proceeded with one of the other cocktails on my list: the mimosa! For the younger ones who may follow me, a traditional mimosa is an alcoholic drink made from champagne and orange juice. This cocktail has a distinct citrus smell with champagne undertones, and definitely smells like a delicious mimosa! 🙂 This cocktail is made up of: Super Nova bath bomb, Sunny Side bubble bar, a TINY piece of Ma Bar bubble bar, and of course, You’ve Been Mangoed bath melt. All of the “ingredients” used for this cocktail I’ve written about before. I’ll post a link to the blog posts where I originally wrote about them. The only one I haven’t used yet is Super Nova!

Super Nova Bath Bomb:
So this bath bomb is fairly new to me. Before the cocktail video, I had only used Super Nova once before, and just a small sample of it. I fell in love with the scent. The main ingredient that gives this bomb the “champagney” undertone is the cognac oil. The oil has a distinct alcohol-like smell. This bath bomb also contains orange oil and lime oil, which is what gives it the delicious citrus smell.

Sunny Side Bubble Bar:
Sunny Side bubble bar – Beach Bum Cocktail

Ma Bar Bubble Bar:
Ma Bar bubble bar – Cherries Jubilee Cocktail

You’ve Been Mangoed:
You’ve Been Mangoed – Pink Lemonade Cokctail

Check out the video below to see how the cocktail turned out!

By the way – for a normal bath (and not in a HUGE tub like this one) the proportions I would use are: 1/4-1/2 a bath bomb, 1/3-1/2 bubble bar, 1/3 bath melt.

Keep your eye out for more videos! I’ll be in Indiana this weekend for my Uncle’s wedding, but I’ll try to get something up! But eh LUSH cocktail may have to wait ’til later on next week. Hope everyone has a great weekend!! 🙂

Everyday Makeup Look for Work, and a quick Giveaway update!

Yet another neutral look I’ve been LOVING lately for work. It’s a neutral smoked out purple/cool brown look, and I pretty much wore it for the entire month of May. Or well, when I actually had time to apply makeup in the morning. The look doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to do, so its doable for work days (unless you’re like me and value the extra 15 minutes of sleep! lol). Otherwise, it was just a quick application of concealer, powder, and mascara.

Makeup used for this video:
* MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
* MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
* MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch
* Smashbox LashDNA mascara
* Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Latino

Tools used for this TAG:
* Japonesque Kabuki brush
* Sigma SS168 Angled Blush brush
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 217 brush
* MAC 227 brush
* Sonia Kashuk Crease brush
* MAC 224 brush

Check out the video below:

Now, I know you guys are eager to hear details about my 50 subscriber giveaway, and I’m eager to get that video up! Unfortunately, I ordered a couple things for prizes from Sephora and got an email saying that they were sold out and wouldn’t be able to ship my products. 😦 So I’m in the process of finding a few more things! Thanks for being patient, and sit tight for a little while longer and I will get it all together soon!

LUSH Cocktail Series: Pretty in Pink

So judging by the title of this cocktail, all of you LUSH fans out there already know the 2 main ingredients. This particular cocktail is very artificially sweet smelling. Does that make sense? It has that sweet, sugary, artificial candy-like fruit smell. I can’t quite put my finger on it! This cocktail uses: Big Pink Shell, Creamy Candy bubble bar, and Melting Marshmallow Moments bath melt.

Big Pink Egg bath bomb:
This bath bomb was limited edition for Easter, and smells like the candy fluff powder (and the candy fluff mum) and leaves your skin smelling sweet and candy-like when used as the main ingredient in a bath or used with Rockstar soap. This can be substituted with the Think Pink bath bomb, which has a similar smell 🙂

Cream Candy bubble bar:
This bubble bar is made with vanilla absolute (for the sweet, vanilla-y scent) and contains skin-softening ingredients like cocoa butter (there are literally chunks of cocoa butter in this bubble bar!) and almond oil. However, this bubble bar alone doesn’t leave your skin feeling quite as soft as when you use You’ve Been Mangoed or Happy Blooming bath melts. But it’s definitely a must-have if you like the girly smelling bath products.

Melting Marshmallow Moments (aka MMM):
This bath melt is again, not quite as moisturizing as You’ve Been Mangoed or Happy Blooming, but is still good for the skin. This bath melt fizzes slowly instead of giving off that ring of essential oils as the other 2 do. MMM smells deliciously like a big pink cupcake (or Marshmallows!), and with the use of cocoa butter and almond oil is also fairly moisturizing for your skin.

Check out the video and see how it all looks when it comes together!

Let me know if you would like to see a cocktail made with any other LUSH ingredients! And I’ll talk to you all soon! 🙂

May 2010 Favorites

Hi everyone!

Keeping this month’s favorites short and sweet! Here’s the list of products featured in my May Favorites:

Hair Care:
Halo Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner
Halo Purity Clarifying Shampoo
S-factor “Serious” Conditioner
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray

Skin Care:
LUSH Honey Hugs Shower Gel
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment
Burt’s Bees Doctor Burt’s Blemish stick
Tweezerman Facial Blotting Paper
LUSH Lip Scrub in Sugar Lips
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Buffer
EOS Lip Balms – Summerfruit (red) and Honeysuckle Honeydew (green)

Makeup:
MAC Shadow – Vanilla
MAC Shadow – Naked Lunch
MAC Shadow – Satin Taupe
MAC Shadow – Sketch
MAC Shadow – Print
Revlon Matte Shadow – Vintage Lace
Rimmel Moisture Renew – Latino
Revlon Colorburst – Soft Nude
Revlon Colorburst – Peach
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion

Makeup Tools:
EcoTools 6 piece eyebrush set
MAC 227 Brush
MAC 165 Brush

If you have any questions on any of these items, please feel free to post a comment on here or on Youtube and I’ll get right back to you!

Day to Night Makeup Tutorial

So, I didn’t get a chance to post pictures. I went out as soon as I was done with my video (I was running late!) So sorry! I’m about to film my next LUSH cocktail, so this post is going to be VERY quick!

Makeup used in the morning:
* MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW25
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus
* MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
* NYX Smokey Eye Palette
* Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Chocolate Brown
* Sephora Lash Stretcher Mascara in Black
* Clinique True Bronzed in Sunblushed
* Benefit Coralista Blush
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude
* MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V

Makeup used for the tutorial:
* MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark
* NYX Smokey Eye Palette (light, medium, dark colors)
* Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Chocolate Brown
* Sephora Lash Stretcher
* Clinique True Bronzed in Sunblushed
* Pop Beauty Glow Belle (peach color)
* MAC Baroque Boudoir lipstick
* Sephora Bronzed Beauty lipgloss

For more detail on the colors I used from the Smokey Eye palette watch the video! (I point out the specific colors that I used!) 🙂

Off to get my LUSH cocktail started!!

PS…

Information regarding my 50 subscriber contest will be going up shortly (I’m only 12 away from 50!!). For the main prizes I have collected thus far, I’m going to save for the 100 subscriber contest (and they are GREAT prizes!!), but I’ve got other ideas for my first contest winner(s). 🙂 So make sure to subscribe to my blog to hear more about contests before everyone else! 🙂

Goodnight Moon.