Entries in Bought by Me (79)

Monday
Sep162013

My Silver Glitter Manicure.

I tried to pull off an ombre or gradient nail look this week and I really should have looked for some tutorials before trying it on my own.

silver glitter gradient manicure 

To get the look, I used one coat of Essie Ballet Slippers and two coats of an Essie silver glitter polish. The label is off the bottom of the silver glitter, so I apologize for not knowing the name. I think it might be from their Luxeffects collection. I concentrated on using the most glitter on the tip of my nails and then gently stoked the brush down. It looks more like a v than an ombre. I think I am going to try it again and use a sponge to apply the glitter.

silver glitter gradient manicure

Tuesday
Sep102013

10 Best Eyeliners for Fall.

Eyeliner is an essential part of your complete makeup look. Whether you like to wear it just on the upper lash line, waterline, winged out or smudged all over for a smoky eye look, finding the right formula and color is key.

The Best Eyeliners

I am partial to using eyeliner pencils, as they are so easy to use, but I sometimes use a gel based liner in a pot. Those take more getting used to in application, but the color payoff will be there. For this season, we are seeing dark, bold shades. Here are my picks for the 10 best eyeliners for fall.

10 Best Eyeliners for Fall

Here are the 10 best eyeliners to try this fall.

1. MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Strong Willed, a deep eggplant color

2. COVERGIRL Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal Ink, a deep dark gray

3. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate Ink, a rich deep brown

4. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon in Ro (Cocoa), a shimmery bronze

5. CHANEL Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Khaki Precieux - Khaki with Bronze Tint

6. L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeliner in Black, a dark black

7. MAC Cosmetics Fluidline in Deliciously Rich, a shimmering dirty taupe

8. NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia, a copper brown

9. Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Clove, a dark taupe

10. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Rockstar, a dark purple

Check out my blogger friends to see what they have on their top ten eyeliners list.

 

Tuesday
Aug272013

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00.

10 Best Beauty Buys Under $10.00 | Beautiful Makeup Search

I am the first to admit that I have been a beauty snob most of my life. I discovered department store beauty while still in high school and my taste went up from there. I am so glad that I have opened my mind to drugstore products in the last few years. I can now say that some of my favorite beauty products are in fact, from mass brands that are sold in drugstores, and most under the $10.00 mark. By now you should be able to tell that I have a serious love for COVERGIRL and L'Oreal Paris, but I am also using a few other great drugstore beauty products too.

Here are my top 10 beauty buys under $10.00.

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00

1. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss - $5.49

2. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Conditioner - $5.99

3. Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes - $5.99

4. COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara - $6.99

5. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo - $6.99

6. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow - $6.99

See also: 10 Top Skin Treats Under $10.

7. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick - $8.49

8. Gillette Venus & Olay Razor - $8.99

9. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation - $9.99

10. L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain - $9.99

As I was making the list, I quickly realized that I am no longer such a beauty snob. I have so many favorite beauty products that cost under $10.00 that I think I could have filled this list with 100 items!

Check out what great beauty buys my beauty friends have on their lists:

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