Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: Elf Essentials Vs Mineral Eyelid primer

E.L.F. Essential Eyelid Primer 

Price: $1.00
What ELF says: 
"Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear."
My Thoughts: 
Pros: I LOVE this primer. It works well and helps my eyeshadows stay on almost all day. I also sometimes use it as a highlighter, because it is a nice really light flesh toned color. So to the transparent claim...eh not so much. But personally this is not a problem. It does not feel oily or heavy at all. For only a dollar it works magic! 
Cons: I do have one complaint: The amount you get isn't much....BUT You only need a very tiny bit for it to do it's job, I still have product left in the one I bought in November.
My rating: 5/5

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

Price: $3.00
What ELF says: 
"This gentle and completely sheer Eyeshadow Primer has key vitamins A, C and E to help prevent aging and moisturizes the skin. The formula glides on easily and disappears instantly to create longer-lasting, crease-proof eyeshadow. The Mineral Eyeshadow Primer is designed to be used with your favorite mineral eyeshadow to provide ultimate staying power for beautiful and vibrant color that lasts. 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes."
My Thoughts: 
Pros: This is another elf product that gets a gold star from me. It keeps eyeshadows lasting all day. It is the same light flesh toned color as the $1.00 primer. 
Cons: However again...you get little product. I do have an extra complaint for this product: It feels very greasy/oily on my lids. This helps mineral and loose eyeshadows to go on more smoothly, but for pressed shadows this is just an unnecessary uncomfortable feeling. Also, the fact that it's very greasy means it probably would not work well for people with oily lids.
Rating: 4/5

Overall thoughts: 
 For the money, these are both great primers. However, if you can only get 1 of these primers, I would personally go with the $1.00 Primer.
If you have oily lids, the $3.00 mineral primer will most likely not work to well for you, 
as it is very oily in itsself.
The mineral primer is great for loose shadows and pigments, 
but the $1.00 primer works very well for these types of products as well.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly Deals May 29th-June 4th

Anticipation’s on the other line, and obsession called while you were out” I'm typing this as I listen to Panic at the Disco.
There's not to many amazing deals this week unfortunately. All the stores use the Memorial Day week as a time to sale home goods and electronics, but don't really put an emphasize on beauty items! As always I will be updating the deals throughout the week so look forward to that.
The amazing 75% clearance sale is still going on. Visit my blog post (click) for some coupons.
ALL Almay Cosmetics buy 1 get 1 50% OFF
ALL Milani Eye or Nail buy 1 get 1 50% OFF
Physicians Formula Cosmetics buy 1 get 150% OFF

In stores or online @ http://www.ulta.com
20% off any one item use code 63581
Buy 2 get 2 free on Ulta brand products
Buy 1 get 1 50% off Physcians Formula,Revlon, and L'oreal
Buy 1 get 1 50% off select self tanners and sun care. (It's quite a few brands, the store flyer/website specifics which ones, and im sure in store they have some sort of marker)
Buy 2 get 1 free on haircare from Chi, Biosilk,Rusk,Nioxin, and Tigi

Rite Aid
ALMAY Intense I-Color Buy One, Get Second One at 50% off
Irish Spring, Speed Stick 24/7 or Speed Stick Stain Guard Anti Perspirant/Deodorant Price: $2.99 + $2.00 Up reward. Essentially paying $1.00
Plus $3.00 Up reward when you buy $10 worth of these products
COVERGIRL Natureluxe Foundation, Natureluxe Lip Balm and Lip Perfection 30% off
Borghese or Sally Hansen Salon Complete Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Almay Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush or Eye Cosmetics
BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF Maybelline, L'oreal, and Covergirl

 Hautelook is a website that offers huge limited time discounts on big name items.
Beauty Gadget Day “Tools to treat your skincare needs” Ends Tuesday 5/31
Hairdo by Jessica Simpson “Hair Extensions by Jessica Simpson” Ends Tuesday 5/31
Three Custom Color Specialists “High-end makeup blended to perfection” Ends Tuesday 5/31
Bremenn Research Labs “Targeted solutions for your skincare needs” Ends Tuesday 5/31
Starts Monday 5/30 at 8:00 AM Pacific Neil George "Haircare from the stylist to the stars"
Starts Monday 5/30 at 8:00 AM Pacific MOR "Luxe skincare and scented bath accessories"
Starts Tuesday 5/31 at 8:00 AM Pacific Crown Brush "Designer makeup brushes + colorful palettes"

50% off the mineral line
Use code HALFMIN

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sarah's (adoreabubbles) Sigma giveaway

My lovely friend Sarah(adoreabubbles) is having a lovely little giveaway!
You can wwin this lovely Sigm blending brush.
Abuse of the word lovely!~

Ive been dying to try sigma brushes!

I love her giveaway.
You have to leave a comment on her blog about:
your favorite cheapo brush !
So go leave her a comment by clicking this link ;D

My personal favorites are my E.L.F. eyshadow brush and the eye blending brush.
Only a buck a piece and are fabulous brushes. I couldn't think of using anything else!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weeky Deals lWeek 10

Sorry for such a late post everyone!
Sunday I was in jersey,  I had a ton of homework on Monday, and went to a concert of tuesday.
Im in school right now. Instore deals when I get home.
20% off Friends and Family Sale
Ends friday

Sally's Beauty supply
20% off online
Use promo code 555968
expires 5/26/11

E.L.F Eyes Lips Face
Buy one get one 50% off
Use code MEMHALF  Ends 5/30! 

$10 off $50 $20 off $75 $30 off $100
ends friday 5/27/11

Victoria's Secret is having their semi annual sale. In stores and online.

ALL L’Oreal Cosmetics buy 1 get 1* 50% OFF
ALL Artificial Nails buy 1 get 1* 50% OFF
ALL CoverGirl Eye buy 1 get 1* 50% OFF
ALL CVS/pharmacy Acne or Facial Care buy 1 get 1* 50% OFF
ALL CVS/pharmacy Cotton Balls, Squares, Pads, Ovals or Rounds buy 2 get 1 FREE
ALL Maybelline Cosmetics buy 1 get 1* 50% OFF

BUY Jergens Natural Glow Foaming or Express Daily Moisturizer 4-5 oz GET A FREE Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer 2-7.5 oz

Almay Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concealer or Eye Cosmetics BUY 1 GET 1 50% off
Neutrogena Cosmetics BUY 1 GET 1 50% off
Revlon ColorStay Cosmetics 40% off + Spend $10 and get $3.00 in register rewards
BUY 1 GET 1 50% off L’Oréal Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush or Lip Cosmetics or Skin Care

Rite Aid
All N.Y.C. Cosmetics buy one get one 50% off
All PHYSICIANS FORMULA Cosmetics buy one get one 50% off

Sunday, May 22, 2011

CVS Mini Haul 75% Off Sale

CVS is currenty having a 75% closeout sale.
I ony picked up a coupe things, but wanted to share what I got.
Check you local cvs, because it may have something you realy wanted.
The one I went to had a bunch of L'oreal, rimmeland nyc products clearance.
After sales and coupons, I paid just over $7.00 for $50 worth of products.
If i had know these things were going to be on sale,
 I could have saved even more with the printable coupon I will link below!
Go to page 10 for a printable $3.00 off Rimmel Stay Matte foundation. After 75% offf it will be totally free.

Crown Your friends on Facebook 
Crown your friends for a $2.00 off any rimmel product coupon
limit is 2 per computer

Savings face ^^^

Monday, May 16, 2011

Physcian's Formula Haul

How much makeup can I really get for under $20?
A whole lot actually! 
And this time I'm posting my haul before the sale actually ends ^-^
So what exactly did i get? And how much did it cost?

7 Powder Palette Blushes (10.99 x 8) = 76.93
6 Mineral Wear Correcting Primers (10.99 x 6) = 65.94
2 Happy Booster Blushes (11.99 x 2) = 23.98
1 Bamboo Wear Bronzer Silk Refill (9.99x1)= 9.99
1 Conceal Rx Physicians Strength Concealer (1x8.99)=8.99
1 Mineral Wear Correcting Concealer Trio (1x8.99)=8.99
1 Mineral Wear Correcting Concealer Trio (1x9.39)=9.39
1 Perfecting "Concealer 101"Duo (1x8.29)=8.29
Total: $212.50+ 8% NY sales tax= $229.50

How much did I pay? $4.30+$8.36(tax)= $12.66
Savings of over $200.00! Thats amazing!
Considering I didn't meet my $20 limit, I think I did pretty good.
Before the end of the week I must go back!

How'd I do it?
CVS has ALL the Physician's formula products on sale for $6.00. Combined with my printable (below of course) $5.00 off each item, this makes anything under $11.00 free.

  • You must pay tax!  However, the tax price is on the $6.00 off price, not the original.
  • The coupons DO scan.
  • You need a CVS card. It takes 3 seconds to sign up.
  • You may use as many coupons as you want but keep in mind that once your total (before tax) is under $5.00 you can not use another coupon. (Which is why my total was $4.30)
Click the image to enlarge and print.
Or the print PDF version(click)
(which i used because it seems to be a higher quality copy)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekly Deals Week 9 Nyx, Physcians formula

Deals May 15- May 22
 Juicy Couture Handbags on sale! Wednesday 5/18/2011
Last time they had Juicy handbags for under $100.
Rock & Republic Makeup  5/16/2011- 5/18/2011

10 free mineral eyeshadows ($30 value) with $25.00 purchase

CVS(in stores) Cvs printable coupons (click here)
With every $50 beauty purchase $5 extrabucks

Physicians Formula Foundation, Powder, Bronzer, Blush, and Concealer $6.00 off.
Combine this with the printable $5.00 off Physician's Formula coupon (to the right) and you get FREE and almost free products. This coupon can be used with every item purchased, so print out as many as you can.

Pantene Pro-V Products Buy one Get one 50% off
Revlon, Rimmel  and Covergirl Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off

Nivea $5.00 extrabucks when you spend $15
Nivea lip care and body wash on sale for $4.88

Ulta Instores and Online
20% off One item Use code 64450 or Printable coupon to the right

Buy 2 get 2 free Ulta brand Cosmetics and bath
Buy 2 get 1 free Redkin products
Buy 2 get 1 free Covergirl, Maybelline Physician's Formula, La Splash, Neutrogena, Sally Hansen, Nicole By Opi, Nyx, Revlon
Free Philosophy Gift with $75.00 purchase
Rite Aid
Buy one get one 50% off Covergirl (lip and eye products), Pantene, Secret, and Olay. Plus spend $25 on these products and receive a free Covergirl LashBlast mascara.

Sally Hansen Buy one get one 50% off. Plus $3.00 UP rewards when you spend $10.00 on these products.

Almay Buy one get one 50% off. + $2.00 Rebate on Almay smart shade.

Revlon Buy one get one 50% colorstay and beauty tools. + $2.00 rebate on foundations.

Rimmel Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% + $5.00 UP rewards when you buy $15.00 of Rimmel cosmetics.

L'oreal $10 up Rewards with $25 L'oreal purchase (any L'oreal brand products.)
L'oreal Cosmetics 30% off.  L'oreal facial Moisturizers on sale for $14.00. L'oreal Vibe and Studio Haircare on sale for $3.00. L'oreal root rescue on sale for $6.00.

Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off L'oreal ,Revlon, Covergirl, and Maybelline

Juicy Couture
Scottie Collection sale page link (click) 
30% off the entire Scottie Collection

Wet N' Wild Haulage!

Wet N' Wild Haulage!

This week's Deal:
Wet N Wild Buy one get one free.
Wet n Wild $3 UP rewards with $10 purchase.

How much makeup can I get for under $20.00?

First Visit

without sales: $9.90
B1G1:         -$4.95
                  +$0.45 tax
Total:         $5.40

Second Visit

without sales: $11.94
B1G1:        -$5.97
                 +$0.53 tax
Total:        $6.50
                        +$3.00 UP rewards
3rd Visit

without sales: $9.90
B1G1:         -$4.95
                        -$3.00 Up reward
                             -$1.00 Ad Perk Coupon
                 +$.08 tax
Total:         $1.03

Before Discount: $31.74
What I paid:     $12.94
My savings:      $18.80
But then.. I just couldn't resist going back. According to my receipt the "$5.00"  I spent counted towards the $10 for the up rewards.
My local rite aid had already closed (it was 10:45), but there's a 24 hour one nearby.
So I went and spent $5.00 more.

I had a one dollar coupon, $3.00 wet n wild up rewards, plus a $1.00 up reward from cat food.
12 wet n wild products.
My total $1.03

And then i got home and realized if I had bought $4.00 more in Wet n wild things I could have gotten even more free items! But by then it was 11:30
 And i was not leaving my house for anything.

Complete total? $18.97

Under $20 for almost 50 items!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weekly Deals Week 7

Online Deals:
50% off summer picks (link to summer picks above) using code SUMPICKS
NYX 12 year anniversary sale going on! (1 day only May 15) 12 hours only. Many products on sale for only $1.20 
12pm-12 am pacific time
25% off orders over $65 + free shipping or 30% off orders over $100 + free shipping.
Ends 5/13, enter code MISSYOU.
BeingTRUE Cosmetics

Instore Deals:

What's in stores this week?
Rite Aid
Eos Lip Balms on sale for $2.99 PLUS a $2.00 mail in rebate
This makes it $0.99!
Neutrogena Cosmetics Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off PLUS $10 +UP REWARD WHEN YOU BUY $20 OF THESE ITEMS (Meaning if you spend $20 on these products you get $10 back in rite aid spending money!)
Artificial Lashes Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off 
wet n wild buy one get one free! 

BUY 1 GET 1 50% off Almay Cosmetics
4/$15 TRESemmé Hair Care + $5.00 register rewards (Cash for next purchase)
BUY 1 GET 1 50% off Neutrogena Cosmetics
2/$7 Pantene Hair Care + $1.00 Register Rewards
BUY 1 GET 1 50% off Maybelline Cosmetics
BUY 1 GET 1 50% off Cover Girl Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush or Eye Cosmetics

With every $50 beauty purchase $5 extrabucks (Cash for next purchase)
When you buy Revlon Cosmetics get $7 extrabucks
Maybelline Cosmetics buy 1 get 1 50% OFF
Sally Hansen Products buy 1 get 1 50% OFF
Milani Eye or Nail buy 1 get 1 50% OFF
CoverGirl Outlast $6.00 each + $3 extra bucks
ALL Tresemme Products $3.99

L’Oréal True Match $7 Liquid or powder.
Hair care
$4.99 Each
20.3- or 23.7-oz. Herbal Essences, 39-oz. TRESemmé shampoo or conditioner
L’Oréal $5 Each Voluminous mascara or Colour Riche lipstick.

Wet n Wild Buy one Get one free
Nyc eye and nail buy one get one 50% off

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deals of the Week May 2nd to May 8th

Weekly Deals Week 6

Mother's Day is May 8th!
Online Deals & instore Deals this week for last minute gifts! (And some personal shopping of course)

Rite Aid:
Sign up for http://riteaid.adperk.com for additional Rite Aid coupons just for watching short videos.

40% Off Cover Girl Products
MAYBELLINE Eye Cosmetics Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off
L'OREAL All Lip Cosmetics Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off

Physican Formula Bronzers Buy one Get one free
Print out the  Physicans formula coupon good for any store. It can be used on all items and a coupon can be used PER item.Print it full sized or it will have trouble scanning. The people at my rite aid took it anyway and entered it manually. (Click on the small image to get to the full sized image)

40% off Maybelline Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush or Lip Cosmetics
BUY 1 GET 1 50% off L’Oréal Cosmetics
Buy One get one 50% off Revolon and Covergirl Cosmetics

Wet N' Wild Cosmetics Buy one Get one Free
NYC Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on Select Nail Lacquers
Buy 2 get 2 free Ulta bath products
Physicians Formula Buy 2, get 1 FREE! 
Nyx Buy 2 get one free 
Printable coupon: $5.00 off $10 purchase 
(High End products for low end prices, sales last 
for 2-3 days and supplies are limit.) 
This Week On Haute Look:
Red Ginger Cosmetics (Palettes and brush sets)
Lava Flo (High-tech hair dryers and styling tools)
La Fresh (Cleansing Wipes)
Rock & Republic Women's Denim & Shoes