i’m still loving tarte’s tinted moisturizer and sephora’s pressed powder. i have to say the pressed powder packaging is not very sturdy and i broke it opening it one day. i didn’t even pull hard. i also went through a jar and 1/2 of the zia’s moisturizer. i knew i should have bought more. >:<
i did bought some awesome new stuff…
first off, the nyx jumbo eye and lip pencils are super creamy and moisturizing! i haven’t actually wore any of the eye pencils but the lip pencils are just fabulous and very pigmented! ulta had them for $3.99 and on sale for b1g1 half off. these are my favorites now!
i am almost out of my jk lipstick, which is the most moisturizing lipstick i ever own. i usually do not buy them because they are drying. i was getting worried because i got the jk one on sale and didn’t want to shell out $16 for a tube. well, my answer came in the form of palladio’s herbal tinted lip balms!! they are so moisturizing that 1 application lasts me hours! like the nyx pencils, they are very pigmented for a lip balm but so pretty! a light coat is all you need. it seems like these lip balms are made for me. i currently own champagne, bronzy pink, and golden pink. i am planning to pick up the rest of the colors on my next ulta stop since i have a couple of the $5 off $10 coupons. at $3.99 a piece, these are a definite steal! i am hooked!
i bought a cargo blu ray pressed powder and their medium matte bronzer to replace the sephora because i can no longer carry it in my purse. the ulta rep tried shade 20 (medium) on me and say that was my shade. for the record the pressed powder comes in 4 colors – 10 (light), 20 (medium), 30 (med-dark) and 40 (dark). i was afraid the 20 might be too light and got a second opinion. the 2nd lady said the 30 but it seems i can wear both??? i decided to keep the 20 for now (as fall is here) and get the 30 during the summer. this is a very matte and fine pressed powder that doesn’t look cakey. i’m assuming if you apply a lot it’s a different matter but i’m liking it alot! the bronzer is also a very pretty brownish pink matte finish. my cheeks are usually rosy and i don’t want a regular blush for fear of looking a bit feverish. hahahaha
i saw the soap & glory products in a few magazines but never really try anything. i was at target recently and they were clearancing out Soap & Glory. The shelf was mostly bare but I saw Night in Shining Armour and Catch a Wrinkle in Time that interested me. Since I was almost out of the Olay Age Defying night cream I thought I’ll give this a try. The jar is a very pretty peachy-pink color and the cream is just luxurious! It’s got a bit more fragrance than I’m used to but I do not mind! So far so good. I do know that I like this way more than the Olay and will definitely repurchase unless I find something else. LOL I also purchased the Catch a Wrinkle in Time to try and I’m loving this too! Like the night cream, it’s got a nice fragrance and creamy texture. It does make my skin feel so nice and supple. I think it’s never too early to start prevention measures, right?
once a upon a time, I received Zia’s Deep Moisture Repair Serum in a swap and loved it. I used it to the very last drop. Unfortunately, it was too expensive for me to buy as it costs $36.95 for a .5 oz jar. I waited and waited but never saw another one up for swap. i started tracking it on ebay and managed to score 2! within the last week for about $7 each BNIB including shipping! awesome huh? a pump in the morning and at night is all you need for added moisture. simply love it! definitely a stapled item for me. i will keep scouring ebay as long as i’m able and stock up on these babies.
to support breast cancer awareness month, sonia kashuk have some limited time beauty products for sale at target. with my $25 acuvue rebate, i bought a pink “circle of hope” kabuki brush and the “circle around a cause” set of 6 brushes. these are some very pretty and functional brushes. i do not have any eye brushes so i’m very happy i got these.
until next time…:)