Entries in Bought by Me (81)

Tuesday
Sep242013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse.

My purse it like a bottomless pit when it comes to beauty items. I knew I had a lot of makeup in there, but I just didn't realize how much I did when I did a recent clean out. When I was deciding what beauties  I really needed in my purse,I kept it to a minimum - ten items. These are the top 10 items in my purse.

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder - Naked Medium Light

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

4. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - Black Blaze

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard

6. CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - 347 Allegorie

7. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - Nude Nº 1

8. Nivea Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - 86 Instinct

10. MAC Lipstick - Plink!

Tell me... how many beauty items are rolling around in the bottom of your purse? Then check out what my blogger friends have in theirs.

 

Tuesday
Sep172013

Bigger is Better: 6 Supersize Beauty Products to Buy Now.

When shopping for beauty products that you use often, bigger is better. Think of your favorite beauty products. If they are products that you really love and buy month after month, stock up by buying supersize. Not only will you save trips to the store, you will be saving money to boot.

Take my favorite Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser as an example. I could purchase the 3oz. size for $10.00 ($3.33/oz), 8oz. size for $22.00 ($2.75/oz), 16 oz. for $33.00 ($2.06/oz), 24 oz. for $41.00 ($1.71/oz), or 32 oz. for $50.50 ($1.58/oz). Obviously, the best deal is to buy the largest size and pay less per ounce.

Here are my favorite supersize beauty products that are super beauty buys.

Bigger is Better: 6 Supersize Beauty Products to Buy Now

It Cosmetics Supersize Airbrush Silk Luminizer .49oz. - $44.54
This silk finishing powder that adds a soft, airbrushed glow to skin is infused with Vitamins A,C and E to help skin as it makes it look better.

h2o+ Raspberry Guava Shower and Bath Gel Jumbo 32oz. - $24.00
This invigorating body wash has little beads suspended throughout that are full of Vitamin E to nourish the skin as it washes it. It smells so good, just like fresh, ripe raspberries!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 12oz. - $39.00
A super thick, rich nourishing cream that works hard on even the driest of skin. I use this all over extra dry spots like feet and elbows for instant and soothing relief.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate 5oz. - $175.00
If you want the results of a facial in a few minutes right in your home, this best seller does the trick better than any other. This scrub works by way of enzymes that slough away dead skin, unlike most scrubs that are harsh on the skin. It does so immediately and over time to give skin a super healthy glow.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 1.7oz. - $49.00
The best selling foundation primer, preps and primes skin by filling in pores and lines as it makes for a perfect base for makeup. Foundation just looks better and lasts longer when using.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser 32oz. - $50.50
My favorite cleanser and product I use each and every day, removes every trace of dirt, oil, makeup with just a very small amount. I have yet to find another cleanser that works as quickly and effectively on my face, while keeping it soft and smooth.

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