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Elf Makeup Mist and Set Review

I love that Elf is always adding new products to their collection. When I heard that they came up with a makeup setting spray-I had to give it a try and see if it lives up to its claims. Since the spray is only $3, it really was no brainer... to see if this product is a hit or miss, keep reading :-)






PRODUCT CLAIMS

" Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist and Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading."



PROS

-Very cheap, only $3
-Can be bought at Target or online from Elf.
-Small enough to be carried on the go: pocket, purse or cosmetic bag.
-Doesn't have a harsh smell.



MY THOUGHTS

So far so good, I've worn th…

My Winter Beauty Essentials

I'm so late posting this, it's technically spring in my area but we're still having some cold days here and there. I have combination skin on my face (mostly oily) but, in the winter it becomes dry and so does the rest of my body...these are the products that got me through the winter and I'm still using some of them now.


LIP BALM




I know, lip balm sounds so basic and elementary, but; I really need it in the winter because my lips are even more dry and sometimes chapped because of the cold air. I find myself applying lip balm 3 or 4 times a day, it makes a great conditioner before putting on lipgloss and lipstick. I use Burt's Bees honey lip balm and Soft Lips balm. Both work really well, but Soft Lips has SPF, it tingles and it also makes my lips soft.


ROSEBUD SALVE




So lotion really doesn't work to well for me in the winter, sometimes it's not moisturizing enough... so, I have to switch to something with a more heavier consistency, that doesn't just sit …

Best Drugstore Beauty Buys

Ahh, the drugstore! It really has become a one stop shop for me for makeup, especially since I've been on a budget. I can always find something at the drugstore when I've forgotten my cosmetic bag and I've even replenished part of my makeup kit at the drugstore. I must browse the makeup aisle every time I visit CVS and Walgreens. Here are a few of my best purchases that are all under $10 each.


MILANI



I saw a friend with the Milani Infinite liquid eyeliner on, it was this same exact shade. It looked beautiful on her. I bought it for $8 at CVS. The color you see is exactly how it applies, it's very true to color. It glides on easy and it is waterproof, I swatched it on my hand and it doesn't budge. I had to wash my hands a few times before it finally came off. It claims to last 24 hours, the most I've worn is for 10 hours and it stayed on without smudging or fading.


YARDLEY




I started using natural soap from a company years ago, the company went out of business an…

Purple Flash LOTD

This is a look I did a while ago, I received so many compliments on it but it doesn't photograph nearly as well as it looked (sighs). Anywho, I absolutely love how Urban Decay Flash e/s and Mufe #92 e/s looked together. I apologize for the pics being small, had some bad breakouts = smaller pics :-) *You can click on the pic to enlarge.*






PRODUCTS USED
Eyes
-Elf brow kit in medium -Urban Decay primer potion -lilac purple e/s from the Wet n Wild Lust palette on inner lid -Urban Decay flash e/s middle of lid -Mufe #92 on outter third and -Mac Saddle in crease -Mac Studio Finish concealer NC45 as brow bone highlight -Elf plum waterproof eyeliner on upper lash line -Mac Smolder pencil eyeliner on lower lash line -L'oreal Voluminous Carbon mascara
Face
-Black Opal Heavenly Honey cream to powder foundation -Black Opal Truly Topaz cream stick foundation to contour & conceal -Bobbi Brown peach corrector under eyes -Mac Studio Fix C6 powder under eyes -Mac Margin blush -Elf Makeup M…

St. Ives Apricot Naturally Clear Blemish Control Review

Hey, Glamour Dolls

It's my first post of the new year! I hope that 2012 is off to a great start for you all :-)  Thanks for the wonderful support in 2011. I hope to bring some new and exciting things on my blog for this year, so; please, please stick with me.

I think I've realized that I am now a product junkie and I've added a new exfoliant to my skin care regimen. I bought the St. Ives scrub and I've been using it since the summer. I've heard so many great things about the St. Ives skin care line, so; I didn't hesitate to buy the scrub-especially since it's a blemish control scrub. Here are my thoughts.





PRODUCT CLAIMS

" Salicylic Acid Acne Medication with 100% Natural Exfoliants

•Oil-Free

•Exfoliates to Prevent Blemishes and Cleans Pores

•Fights blemishes without over-drying

•Dermatologist Tested

•100% Natural Extracts

America's #1 Scrub gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.

Not tested on animals.

Formulated without para…