5 Reasons to Shop Drugstores for Makeup

 

Everyone knows drugstores are the best places to shop for makeup because they are cheaper than grocery stores, Ulta, Sephora, and even Target or Walmart. Yes, high end stores and big retailers are still very useful and have their benefits, but here’s my top 5 reasons for why I personally prefer to shop at drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens over other retailers when it comes to makeup. View Post

BFF Shopping Weekend! – Haul/Review

This weekend my best friend came into town for a girls weekend and of course we ended up at the mall. I spent more than I had intended, but I ended up with some great items that were much needed — and almost everything was on sale! Yes, my budget is hurting a little bit, but I am confident that it will recover and I am very happy with all of my purchases. This post is a quick review/first impressions of my haul.

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Five Minute Friday: Help

Sometimes work, classes, family, friends, significant others, and even strangers can have us feeling overwhelmed to the point of tears. That was me this past weekend.

I felt suffocated and stressed out by everything. So what did I do?

Instead of my typical trip to the mall for retail therapy, I pulled my hair into a messy bun, made a cup of coffee, and opened my closet doors. Nothing was safe…

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Morphe Brushes. Most of you beauties already know exactly what I’m talking about. Their company has become one of my favorites in recent months and has won the hearts of many other makeup lovers, too. Their popularity skyrocketed thanks to the one and only Jaclyn Hill, who is always raving about them on her YouTube Channel (you have to check her out if you haven’t already.

I don’t have many of their products, but the ones I do have are AMAZING if you are trying to save some dough and get high quality products. Yes, you read that correctly! You get BOTH!!

Brushes
They are best known for their brushes. Morphe offers 10 different brush lines on their site which range in price based upon the materials they are made of and the type of bristle on the brushes. Each line has similar brush shapes/types (blush, contour, powder, eye brushes, etc.).

I have purchased several of their brushes and I love them all! The ones currently in my collection are: View Post

Ipsy – July 2016

Backstory:
[If you don’t want to read all of this and want to skip to the good stuff, scroll down!]

One of my favorite things to do is to browse the Internet, YouTube (I have a channel, but don’t post videos), and even the stores for new makeup products and tools to buy. The problem is, they’re all “money traps” as my undergrad finance professor called them. Even though I thought he was crazy at the time, he was right. These sites and stores are designed and setup to catch your attention and draw you in. I am forever swatching stripes of lippies and eyeshadows up and down my arms when I’m in these stores [dangerous for the wallet]! Somehow I always find myself walking away with something I “need” and oftentimes it’s an item I barely use. I’ve gotten better about researching my products and looking to get the best deal prior to going out and purchasing, but I still have a tendency to spend more than I should.

The Good Stuff:
To solve this crisis of habitual browsing and shopping, I signed up for Ipsy. Most of you have heard of this subscription service, but I’ll tell you a little bit about it, just incase. For $10 a month you get 5 sample sized beauty products shipped free to your mailbox in a new makeup bag. You can review the products received for points that can be spent on full sized products through Ipsy’s website, often at a discounted price. Your subscription is personalized. You take a short survey which asks about your hair, eye, and skin color, what products you use, how willing you are to try new things, etc. It’s pretty great. This month I received my first bag, and I’m not disappointed. View Post