So I wanted to share something with all of you that I had recently purchased. Its this mineral veil from Bare Minerals. The packaging was too cute not to share with all of you. This is limited edition for the holidays. They have this packaging for the mineral veil, which cost $36. Its a little bit more pricier than the normal mineral veil, but this one is a lot larger and could potentially last you a life time. They also have this packaging for the normal powder makeup, and the only thing that is different is that instead of the clear jewel in the middle, they have a red jewel.
So recently, I have changed up my makeup routine to where I am not wearing liquid foundation anymore. Liquid foundation tends to wear off on my really quick and it doesn’t give me the coverage I need. So I have been using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, which is a tint hydrating cream and it gives my face the color it needs. And then I top it off with the Bare Minerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum, which covers so amazing. This had been my foundation routine since the summer because I live in Utah and the heat here can get pretty crazy and the liquid foundation was just melting off of me. These two products have definitely been a life saver. For a while, I was just using these two product alone, but then a while back I found that I had some mineral veil left and it just made my makeup even better! It helped my face not be so oily, which is a huge problem for me. So this jumbo mineral veil was a bit of a splurge for me, but luckily I got it for pretty cheap.
Recently, I tried this new app called Raise and it allows you to buy gift cards for cheap because people don’t have a need for them anymore so I was lucky enough to get a Sephora gift card for cheap. If you use the code “kphan1”, you will get $5 off your purchase. Also if you use the code “Raise10”, you can save another $10 off a gift card. Like how awesome is that? Also, make sure you check out eBates.com, this site really does help you save money when your shopping online especially for purchases like this. When I purchase makeup items from Sephora, I tend to like shopping online better than actually in-store because you not only get cash back for it, but with you purchase you can get little kits of free samples, where they won’t give you in-store, which is a bummer to me, because I love free samples. So with my purchase I also got a little makeup bag full of samples that I can’t wait to try.
If you want to learn more about my money saving tips or how I get free gift cards, then please let me a comment below so I can do a post on thank.
Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Have you even wandered into Sephora and was just amazed by all of the different makeup they had available? Is your first instinct that you wish you could buy everything in the store, but that you couldn’t afford it all? Well I’m that girl. I have a serious makeup addiction. I have so much makeup that I barely even use it all so it ends up just sitting in my makeup cases going bad. Even though I know that I have so much I still can’t pass up a good makeup deal when I see one. If you want the makeup they sell at Sephora, but can’t afford it, then the next best place to go is Nordstrom Rack. They always have amazing brands like NYX, TooFaced, and Stila there. Those are the brands that I see most often, but if your lucky you could possibly find even better brands. It mainly depends on the store closest to you. A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas and was out shopping. I saw a Nordstrom rack and you know I had to go there and good thing I did because I picked up this amazing steal. I got this TooFaced Bonjour soleil bronzer pallet for $16 when its regularly priced for $44. I know I probably didn’t need anymore bronzer, but how could you not pass up this deal.
So if you ever need any makeup and your on a budget. Head to your local Nordstrom Rack first to see what they have available before you go to Sephora. Thanks for reading.
Sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I would like, but this semester I started graduate school and it has been exhausting. This whole semester I’ve just been thinking everyday “WHY DID I DO THIS?”. I know that in the end having my master’s degree will be a great benefit for my career, but I have been going to school non-stop and I feel like i’m at the point where I’m just done and I want to work. There’s so much more to life than having to worry about taking tests and studying every single day. Before I use to think school was so important, but don’t get me wrong school is important, but if you already have a degree than you should be fine. Everyday I do homework hours at a time and I always think that there is so much more stuff that I could be doing with my time. Life is meant to be lived, its not meant to sit in a room with your face in a book. Not only is school exhausting, but its also so difficult too. I’m getting to the point where I feel hopeless and lost.
I know these aren’t usually the typically things I post about, but I wanted to take some time and just went out my stress. Does anyone out there going through the same thing that I am going through? If you are I would love to hear how you are getting through this. Well I would write more, but I have a group meeting for school. This group sucks BTW. LOL.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
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