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.
Recently I received the deans list vox box from influenster. If you haven’t heard of Influenster it’s this great program where you get a box full of different products to try out for FREE!!! Ya for FREE!. Then all you have to do is review the products. In this current box I received air heads bites, sinful color nailpolish, covergirl foundation, softlips lipcube, playtex sport tampons, pentel erasable pens, and kiss eyelashes. I haven’t gotten to try all of the products yet. Only the airheads and the covergirl makeup. The airheads were pretty good. They come with all of the flavors even though I only Like 2 of them. Ive only worn the covergirl foundation for a few hours so I still have to test out if it’s long lasting. Overall this was a really Good box to receive.
Have you ever wanted to try the Ciate caviar nails trend, but never wanted to pay for it? Well I’m right there with you. I love all of the latest beauty trends, but they can get so expensive. Every time I go to Sephora, I always see the Ciate caviar nail packages and they always look so cute that I want to get. Until I look at the price. $30 for some nail polish and beads? Ya I don’t think so. I rather spend $30 on some good foundation. Well this weekend I was browsing at my local Burlington Coat Factory. Usually I never find anything good there because its all so cluttered and a part of me doesn’t want to waste time searching for something that I know I won’t find. Luckily when I was looking in their beauty section I came across a Ciate nail kit and it was only $10. $10!!! can you believe that? A good bottle of essie polish costs around $8 already so I figured it was a good deal and I couldn’t pass it up. So I bought the kit. It came with 4 cute nail polish colors and 4 bottles of beads that would match the polish and a little funnel to pour the excess beads into the bottle.
The polish colors that came in the kit weren’t that great. It has your standard white, pink, baby blue, and red. Being the nail polish love that I am, I already own these colors. But then again I wasn’t buying the kit for the polish, I was all in it for the beads. So of course after me buying this kit, I had to try it out on my nails. And to be honest. It looked great on my nails for about a day…….
The polish had a nice consistency to it, but you did have to do a couple of coats to get the color looking nice. And of course after my nails dried I have to put on my favorite seche vite top coat. The top coat made my nails look amazing. It gave my nails a gel/shellac manicure look. I don’t know what it is that I do in my everyday life, but the beads fell off so quick. I probably have random little beads around my house somewhere now. The instructions say for you to paint your nail and then pour the beads on so that it will stick and that worked and all, but it just didn’t last. I wasn’t sure if I should use a top-coat on the beads or not, so I didn’t. Maybe when I try it next time I will put a top-coat on and see how much longer the beads will last on my nails. All-in-all, there were some pros and cons to this product. The pros were that it was a good price and the colors were fairly decent. The cons are that the beads didn’t last on my nails that long, it can get messy because they do put glitter in with the beads. When I was pouring some beads onto my nail, a whole bunch of glitter came pouring out with hardly any beads. Luckily you really couldn’t tell the difference from the glitter to the beads.
Overall I’m glad I bought this product and gave it a try. However, I think next time I will try using a top coat or maybe even some gel to get the beads to stay longer because you have to admit my nails did look amazing for that one day. lol.