Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday Tips: Keep Mascara From Drying Out

Here's a quick tip for helping keep your mascara from drying out too soon or getting too clumpy:

When you are using mascara, don't pump the mascara wand in and out of the tube to get the product on it. It creates air bubbles that dry out the mascara and can cause clumping and other irritations. Instead, stick the wand in the tube and move it in a circular motion to pick up product on the wand.

Have a happy Tuesday! :)

                                                                                    Photo from http://thecallofbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/06/total-beauty-survey-12-best-drugstore.html

Sunday, February 16, 2014

2013 Empties!: Mascaras, Makeup Removers, Shower Gels, Deodorant, & More!

This is my first ever empties post! I started collecting beauty-related products that I used up towards the last quarter of 2013. This is definitely not everything I used up last year, but at least you can get an idea of some of the products I tried. I have short descriptions of the products below and basically decisions on whether or not I would get the product again. Some of the products were samples, so I have noted which products those are.

I will try to remember to save empty bottle and packages more often and do these kinds of posts periodically throughout the year.

This is the first Baby Lips I have used up out of the five I have. This one is Quenched and has no color to it. I like using the Baby Lips before I put other lip colors on. Every once in a while I will wear the ones I have with color in them alone. The moisturizing properties these have are not super long-lasting, but I do think they are pretty good for the price.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Clinique Spring 2014 Gift With Purchase!

Clinique's Gift With Purchase is going on now through February 22nd or while supplies lasts at all Bon-Ton affiliated stores. These include: Younkers, Carson's, Herberger's, Bergner's, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, and Bon-Ton.

It is a 7-piece gift of skincare and makeup that is free with any $27 or more purchase at the Clinique counter. Below I have pictures and descriptions of everything in the gift.

You, of course, get this lovely cosmetic bag! I love the design and colors Clinique went with this time!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday Tips: Check Out Products Online Before Buying

Whenever I see or hear about a palette, lip product, blush, or any makeup item really, I check online for reviews and swatches before making the decision to buy it. Okay, I don't do this with every single thing, but at least with more expensive products. This way I can see what people think of the product to decide if it's worth getting. It can also save me from being stuck with a product I don't like or having to make an extra trip to return a product that I didn't like.

There are tons of beauty bloggers online on Youtube and other sites that review tons of products even before they are released in stores. Just Google whatever product you are looking for, and you will most likely find information and swatches on the product.

I know this seems really simple, but I can't tell you how many times I think I'm going to like a product I bought and end up wishing I hadn't gotten it.

Sorry for such a short and pictureless post. I will have at least one other post later in the week for you, so check back for that! Have a happy Tuesday! :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Clinique Gift With Purchase Starts Tomorrow!

Hey all!

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that Clinique's Gift With Purchase starts tomorrow at all Bon-Ton affiliated stores. These include: Younkers, Carson's, Herberger's, Bergner's, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, and Bon-Ton.

It is a 7-piece gift of skincare and makeup that is free with any $27 or more purchase at the Clinique counter. The gift goes through the 22nd of February or until your local store runs out of gifts. The gift this spring is awesome, you guys! I will be able to show you pictures of it in a day or so when I get it, but I think it is a great gift for fans of Clinique or newcomers to the brand.

Check back in the next couple of days to see the free gift!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2013: Rock Candy Soap, Eye Candy Book, and Lip Product Organizer

Here's the final part of things I got for Christmas. These are the gifts my sister got me, and I think she did a fantastic job picking stuff out.

She got me these soaps that look like rock candy. Yes, you read that right. These are SOAPS! I am amazed by how real they look. I am not sure what the exact brand is, but my sister purchased them online. I haven't gotten the opportunity to use them yet because I have so many other soaps and things I'm using right now.

This one is grape and it smells fantastic!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2013: Ciate Nail Polish, Ulta Nail Polish, Viva la Juicy Noir Perfume, Philosophy Gift Set

Here's part two of what I got for Christmas! Sorry it took me so long to get this up!

These Ciate nail polishes came in a gift set of 6. They were packaged inside plastic balls that looked like ornaments. I gave 3 of the nail polishes to my sister for Christmas and kept the other 3 as a gift for my grandparents to get me. 

Yule Rules is a bright blue, sparkly glitter nail polish. For some reason when I saw these polishes, I thought they would cover my nails without having my bare nails show through. I didn't look at them closely enough and they definitely don't cover the entire nail. A regular nail polish has to go underneath unless you like the look of glitter polish on bare nails. It gives me a lot of different options for color combinations though.