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The good and the bad–products

So, yesterday I noticed a bunch of coupons at the bottom of my CVS receipt. I took this as an opportunity to try out a couple beauty products. I’ve been wanting to try that New CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain. I wanted something pale and very subtle so I went with “flirty nude”.

No Bueno

Let me start off by telling you, it looks like I drank about 3 gallons of red Kool-aid. Flirty nude? NO, more like I-just-ate-a-cherry-popsicle-and-slobbered-all-over-my-face.  I look {straight-up super seriously} foolish. Before applying and seeing as it is a stain, I used a honey and sugar lip exfoliant to make sure my lips were nice and soft {dry skin on the lips makes for an uneven application}. Then I went for it. It needs to be called a lip marker. It works exactly like a Sharpie. I color with the some champion 4-year-old colorers {Sensei Peyton} and thankfully my training has come in handy. You have to color in your lips using a stiff dried-up Sharpie {be sure to color in the lines!!}. The smooth gliding formula that the product claims is non-existant.

Color: Extremely misleading.

Price: $8.99 {Wasted}

Wear: Uneven, fades streaky {Kool-aid stash} lasts max 3 hours.

{NOT Recommended}

I also had a coupon for Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat nail polish. Crackle seems to be all the rage. Everyone seems to want that disheveled look.

Vintage Violet

I figured, since it would be next to nothing to buy two with my coupons {coo-pins!!}, I’d give them a try. My initial thought was that they must be worth it because there were very very few choices left in the store. I went with the vintage violet and fractured foil. I painted a solid base coat in basic white first, then applied the fractured foil crackle polish overcoat. It did just as it said. It crackled. My only issue was my own poor judgement with the white base coat. It came out looking like I painted my nails then made it my mission to let everything mess it up before it dried {Note to self: more contrast needed to see crackle}. I experiemented with the vintage violet on my tootsies, and I’ll be honest it looked pretty sick {BA for certain}. I even tried layering the vintage violet and fractured foil, which turned out sort of awesome as well. You’ll have to experiment a bit with how thick or thin you want it to get your desired crackle effect. All in all it was a straight forward, easy to use and did as it says.

Color: right on {duh, you can see it}

Price: Approx. $6.99

Wear: Easy application, fast drying, good value

{Recommended}

Have you used these products before? Do you agree? Leave a comment.

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COMFORTER UPDATE!

All right, so remember I mentioned I really badly want a funky new bed spread or comforter. Well,{Bam!} I found it! I really want it, but I’m not sure if I’m willing {able} to pay $200+ for the queen size. Its the Wildfield Bedding form Anthropologie. It’s just so beautiful and exactly the color scheme I was going for…

Isn't it perfect?

I would really like this. :[ If you know of anywhere I can buy this on sale, on eBay, on freaking Craig’s list even {please, please keep your bed bugs to yourself}. I will consider it {okay, so my skin is crawling. Craig’s list but only if it’s brand new}.

Even if you know a place that sell similar comforters & bed spreads PLEASE let me know. The hours I’ve spent searching for a bed spread is on the verge of being obsessive. Help a sista out?

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Mini shopping spree

Yesterday, I drove all over upstate visiting my sister and my mom. I worked out with my sister in the a.m. then headed to my mom’s where we had plans to spend my multitudinous {thesaurus} Macy*s gift cards. As it turned out, I bought one small thing from Macy*s and didn’t actually buy anything on my Want List, which is as follows:

  1. Moroccan type comforter
  2. Perfume
  3. Curling Iron/ curlers
  4. New {large} make-up bag
  5. Calendar
  6. Jewelry cleaner

But, I my mom did stock me up with a multitudinous of random stuff to take back to school with me.

 

A new Tassimo for my apartment

My mom bought me these awesome BCBG Paris booties on SALE! I will fall on my face in them but that's all right because they're awesome.

Mom found this sweet hat. This is a stupid pic of me though.

I mentioned I wanted to get more into drinking vino so my mom sent me home with some.

 

I did buy a griddle at Macy*s for like $17.

 

...and a head massager.

As I mentioned, I really want a new bed spread or comforter. Something with a lot of color to match the three new sets of sheets I got for Christmas. I’m looking for deep reds, oranges, bright blues, greens and dark purples. I found a neat rug…I just wish it had more color.

 

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