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Friday, May 29, 2009

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Shadow Cream

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Left to right
#10 Lilac Petals, #07 Golden Apricot, & #02 Silver Leaf

I bought these over a month ago from Macys.

The packaging is nice. It comes in a glass pot with a plastic top. It is just like the MAC Paint Pots. I actually tried putting a MAC top on it and it fit.

I'm really liking these. I love my paint pots, so when I saw these I had to try them.
They are very creamy. They last all day, but I always use a primer. My primer of choice is Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I don't know how they would last on there own. I also always wear a shadow on top. So first its my primer, then the Shadow Cream, then my shadow, and it lasts all day. I have oily lids but I get no creasing with these steps.

My favorite of the three I have is Lilac Petals. It's a MUST HAVE in my opinion! It's such a pretty light purple lilac lavender color. :-)

The other two are very nice as well. Golden Apricot is a peachy color with gold shimmer and silver leaf is a silver/taupe color.

If you had to pick one I'd say go for lilac petals.

These are $17.50 and there are 10 different shades to choose from.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gottschalks Makeup Sale update!

I went to go pick up my Style Warriors today. I had to swing by Gottschalks to check out the sales again. I was excited to find the cosmetics now 50% off!

WOW!

So I picked up a few more Chanel items.

I got a eyeshadow quad in Dreams and two Glossimers, #83 Magnifique and #116 Delight.

Go check out a Gottschalks near you if you have one!

Chanel half off...OMG, you can't pass that up! I know I can't! ha! :-)

If you want swatches of my Chanel haul today just leave me a comment and let me know.

Beauty.com

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Victorias Secret Very Sexy Makeup

So I bought some lipsticks from Vicorias Secret. All the Very Sexy makeup is 75% off right now. Thats crazy cheap. So I had to try it.
When I went to my Victoria Secret it was very unorganized. They had moved all the makeup to these little round counters. It was dificult trying to find the colors you wanted, but I managed to find some lipsticks that I thought looked good.

Now I've never tried any of there makeup before, but I figured why not because they were only $3 each.

Bronze Universel De Chanel

I just want to say this is my opinion, so what may work for me may not work for you.

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Now onto my review.
Packaging
Pros ~ The packaging is very nice. Its very sleek. There's a plastic insert on the inside when you open it. I guess it helps it from drying out.
Cons ~ You can see fingerprint marks on it, but that doesnt really bother me.
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Consistency ~ Its a creamy gel consistency. It feels kind of like a paint pot to me. It's really smooth.
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Smell ~ It has a scent to it but I can't really describe it. It's not strong at all. Once it's on your face you can't even smell it.

Application
So I have applied this many different ways. I've used my fingers, MAC 190, MAC 109, MAC 188, and the Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush.
The 190 was too streaky. It required more blending with an additional brush. That just took too long for me.
The 109 was ok but that brush just sheds a lot and the bristles would stay stuck in the product and I don't like that.
The 188 was not dense enough for me.
I like using brushes so my fingers is just not for me.
Now the Laura Geller brush is my favorite brush to use with this. Since it is retractable you can adjust how firm/dense you want the brush.
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Swatches
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On the left it's swatched and on the right it's blended in.

Overall
I have had the Bronze Universel for about 2 weeks. I've used it about 10 times. I really like it. I've used it in the hollows of my cheeks and around my temples. It looked really natural. I don't think I would have bought it if I hadn't got it on sale, but I'm glad I did. I don't have anything else like this so if you can get this or test it out at a counter I would suggest that you do. Oh and always go and look outside in a mirror because lighting is always bad inside.

I think that's it but if you have any questions just ask.

Thanks :-)

Benefit Coupon Code

20% off all orders. 3 days only! Code ~ MAKEUP20

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Coupon Codes

I wanted to post really quickly some coupon codes

MAC ~Free shipping on all orders no code necessary May 26th through June 6th.

Bobbi Brown ~ FAV11, you get free FULL size Everything Mascara plus a makeup bag with a $75 purchase. Valid through 5/30/09 midnight ET

Smashbox ~ FFSB9 - 20% off Friends and Family Sale. Sale ends May 29th

Cherry Culture ~ MD20 - 20% off everything Memorial Day Sale. May 25 through May 28th

Cosmetics Sale!

So this is my first post.

I havn't read about this anywhere, I figured there would be more buzz about this online because we all love Beauty sales!

I have a Gottschalks at my mall. I'm sure you all know they are going out of business.

A few weeks ago my husband and I stopped by to check it out. They had pretty good deals but we didn't get anything.

Well about two weeks ago we returned and to my suprise the cosmetics and fragrance were on sale!!! OMG!!!

Chanel was 25% off!
As was Clarins, Estee Lauder, Lancome, and Elizabeth Arden!!!
Too Faced was 40% off!

Wow talk about a sale!

We went again this past Saturday and the cosmetics and fragrance were now 30% off!!!

I picked up a lot of stuff when it was 25% off. I'll be posting reviews and swatches soon.

So not only are all the clothes, cosmetics, fragrance, shoes, and home goods on sale but everthing that the items sit on are for sale as well. So the glass counters that the makeup sits in are on sale, clothes racks, and shelves. It's kinda strange but cool.

So because of this, this past weekend I bought a Chanel makeup chair!!! O.M.G.!
I love it! So now when I do makeup, they can sit in my pretty chair. :-)

So I hope this blog was not too long, but I wanted to let you all know about this. So if you have a Gottschalks near you, you should check it out.


First review coming up will be Chanel Bronze Universal, so stay tuned!

:-)