Monday, April 30, 2012

1. What made you want to start doing YouTube Videos, blogs, etc.?
2. Where do you draw your most inspiration from?
3. What was the first product you remember using?
4. What was the worst trend you participated in?
5. What nail color (if any) did you wear non-stop as a kid?
6. Do you remember your first high-end brand you purchased?
7. What was the most important beauty advice you got from a female role model in your life? (mom,
    grandma, friend, aunt, cousin, etc.)
8. What was the worst beauty advice you ever got?
9. What was the one beauty "rule" you stuck with religiously in high school?
10. Has makeup help you overcome any obstacles in your life?

Don't forget to TAG more people!!  :)


TAG: Makeup Memory Lane


- Any Rimmel Cosmetics: $3 ECB
- Cover Girl: spend $10 (lip or eye), get $3 ECB

- CVS Cotton or Nail Polish Remover Balls
- Essence of Beauty Cosmetic Accessories
- CVS Moisturizing Lotion, Body Wash or Bar Soap

- All Cetaphil
- Goldbond Lotions, Powders or first aid
- Revlon Cosmetics

- Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara $7
- Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer $7.99
- Olay ProX $42
- Olay ProX Kit $62
- Olay Regenerist Facial Care, Total Effects $20.99
- Old Spice Body Wash: $3.99
- Nicole Nail Color by OPI - $7.99 (go get you some Kardashian Kollection!)
- Roc Skin Care - Save $4


- Clairol Nice N Easy or Non-permanent Hair Color
- Cover Girl Cosmetics
- L'oreal Cosmetics
- Revlon Cosmetics
- Rimmel Foundation, Primer, Powder, Bronzer, Eye or Nail

- Australian Gold Sun Care $2 off
- Aveeno Sun Care $2 off
- Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $8.49/ea or 2/$13.99
- Clean & Clear Skin Care of Body Wash $5.49/ea or 2/$10
- Dove $4.49/ea or 4/$15
- Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo/Conditioner 2/$12 or $6.49/ea
- John Frieda Preciscion Foam Hair Color $11.99
- Noxzema Disposable Razors $3.99
- L'oreal Skin Care and Sublime Sun or Bronze 25% off
- Olay ProX Skin Care or Acne Protocol Kit $39.99
- Olay ProX Wrinkle Protocol or Starter Kit $59.99
- Olay ProX Cleansing Device $29.99


- Conair Dryers, Curling Irons, Straighteners, Hot Rollers: Spend $30, get $15 UP Reward
- Jessie's Girl, Sinful Colors, Petite, Brucci, Color Fever and Chameleon Nail Enamel (limit 3): Buy 3
  and get $3 UP Reward
- L'oreal SkinCare (limit 2): Spend $30, get $10 UP Reward
- Revlon Cosmetics: Spend $10, get $4 UP Reward
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color: buy 2, get $1 UP Reward (2/$5)

- Conair Hair Accessories
- Cover Girl Cosmetics
- L'oreal Lip and Nail
- Maybelline Eye & Lip
- John Frieda
- Revlon Cosmetics
- Sally Hansen Depilatories, Wax or Bleach
- Scunci Hair Accessories
- Simple Skin Care

- Almay Eye Cosmetics $5.99
- Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $5.99
- Clean & Clear Facial Cleansers 2/$9
- Nivea and Nivea Sun Kissed Body 25% off
- Jergens All Natural Glow $6.99
- L'oral Skin Care 25% off
- Maybelline Volume Express Mascara, Line Express Eyeliner or Color Sensational Lip Color: $5
- Nivea Lip Balm 2/$3
- Roc Skin Care $7 off (in-ad coupon)
- Softlips 2 Pack 2/$4

Beauty Deals Week of 4/29 - 5/5

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Spring/Summer 2012 Nail Polish Haul

Ok, so when there are sales on nail polish....I can't help myself.  And this week it was a gold mine for nail polish sales.  I justify it in my head as "it's cheaper to buy a bottle than get a manicure".  Well, then I look in my drawer and figure I have spent way more than a monthly manicure.  Owell.  Some people collect stamps, others collect dolls.  I collect nail polish.

Walgreens is having a Sinful Colors sale $0.99/ea!  They do this regularly, so if you happened to miss this sale, don't worry.  Keep an eye on their ads for their next sale.  So I got 5 for $5!  I haven't tried any of these on my nails yet, but descriptions of each color are below.

Queen of Beauty: Chunky silver glitter polish.  I tried it out as soon as I got home and it gives just enough sparkle without being over powering.  *perfect!*

Cinderella: Soft baby blue with pink micro shimmer.  It's not chunky enough to be a pain to take off, but it catches the light just beautifully.  Kind of reminds me of the opposite of Kimpletely in Love by Nicole OPI.

Unicorn: Your soft yellow.  If you are wanting to try a yellow nail polish, but not sure which hue will suit your skintone...give this one a try.  Softer yellows can compliment any skintone.  Plus yellow is perfect for springtime!

Folly: Bright deep pink that leans towards the red color family.  This will look gorgeous on any skintone.  I'm thinking of using this as a pedicure color.

Glass Pink: The reason I went to Walgreens.  I wanted to get Kimpletely in love, but this looks like an exact dupe.  It is a soft pink with a shimmer to it.  The only difference I noticed is that Kimpletely seems to be a little less shimmery.


Now for the China Glaze portion.  Sallys AND Ulta were having a buy two get one free sale this week.  So I got 3 at Ulta and 6 at Sally's.

Gothic Lolita: A beautiful purple.  It's almost like a deep-colored neon.  SO pretty..Especially on those toes!

Wicked Style: Your average bright pink, but it has some red mixed in to make it a tad bit of a deeper shade.

Sun Worshiper: I thought this one was so unique.  The camera makes it look yellow, but it has more orange in it.  It's a bright yellow-orangy neon.  So pretty!

Peachy Keen: A perfect peach color.  If you want to branch out and try new, bold colors, start with peach and work your way up to yellows, blues and greens.

Flip Flop Fantasy: I finally tracked down this sucker.  I wore it yesterday and it's a gorgeous neon pink.

Happy Go Lucky: A brighter, lemon-colored yellow.

For Audrey: A classic shade that everybody always buzzes about.  It's a gorgeous minty-turquoise.

Sea Spray: A greyed-out blue.

Electric Beat: I think it is best described as a neon baby blue.  It's not super bright, but gorgeous on the nails.


Hope y'all enjoyed it.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite polish colors are for spring/summer.  Blog post coming soon about which ones in my collection I'm going to pull out for these next few summer months.

xoxo.  Laura

Spring/Summer 2012 Nail Polish Haul

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This probably wins for "best budget find" of the spring season this year.  I was looking for a bag that looked like I spent my savings on it, but still was very affordable.  I can't tell you how many hours I spent looking online, browsing through the mall, etc.  It all seemed like a lost cause until I found this......

OMG Styles. Large Charm Hobo Bag - $39 - The style I have is "Dove Brown"

It is all faux.  So no animals were harmed in the making of this bag.  It has a removable charm.  Magnetic closure PLUS a zipper (I thought was genius).  There are zipper compartments as well as open pockets on the inside.  The lining is also a fun print and it's large enough to hold my iPad plus everything else I think I need on a daily basis.

It comes in an array of colors & it's budget-friendly enough to purchase a couple different ones.

Dove Brown
Navy Blue
Deep Red
Desert Orange
Pewter Grey

Hope you enjoyed it.  Be sure to check out my latest "what's in my purse" video where I feature this amazing bag.

Have a wonderful day!

Designer-Looking Bag for...How Much??