Sunday, November 30, 2014

Beauty Gifts Under $50 : Eye Shadow Pallettes

The holiday season is upon us, and as an avid bargain hunter, I can say this is one of the best times to stock up on all your favorite beauty items. Not only do stores have incredible deals but the online deals combined with coupons..holy moly, I'm in retail heaven.

With the holiday season also comes gift giving time, and from experience I can say that finding that perfect gift for that special someone can be a daunting task, so for the next few weeks, I will be sharing my ideas for beauty gifts all under $50. So lets get started, today I bring you..eye shadow palettes.
Name: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Price: $24-$50 USD (depending on size of palette and location purchased)

Why: The Naked series has changed the way we look at makeup and truly created a huge fan following. With a focus on more neutral and soft colors, any palette from the Naked series is a sure winner for bother beginners and pro's alike.

Bonus: If purchased online, many retailers included free bonus products

Name: Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Price: about $49 USD

Why: A fairly simple palette to play with, the color pay off is amazing, the tin packaging is different from the typical palette and girls of all ages could use this with great ease.


Name: it Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette

Price: $40-$45 USD

Why: Like its name this palette truly is very pretty. From the velvety cover to the beautiful shades of purples, tans and blues, this palette is a must have for the girl that loves all things pretty and pink.

Bonus: Besides some incredible color payoff the palette comes with a "transforming pearl" shade that changes the finish of any shadow its put over, which means more bang for your money.

Name: Too Faced La Belle Carousel

Price: about $49 USD

Why: I realize this isn't really an eye-shadow palette, but it was too cute to not include. Besides the adorable packaging the carousel includes eye shadows blushes, bronzers and mascara. A truly all-in-one kit

Bonus: The packaging alone can be used as a decor piece

Name: Lorac The Royal Eye shadow Collection

Price: $38 USD

Why: A phenomenal price point for a higher end product, this collection includes four palettes with beautifully pigmented eye shadows. With whimsical names to appeal to girls of all ages, the collection can be mixed and matched to create looks for all occasions.

Bonus: The palettes are portable making them easy for travel. Also you can split the collection up into four separate gifts.

Name: E.L.F Eye shadow Palette

Price :$10-$15

Why: E.L.F truly has a cult following. Probably one of the cheapest makeup lines on the market, products range form $1-$70, depending on the product, size, and availability. Referring specifically to the eye shadow palettes, even though he quality is not as good as the higher end palettes, the color combinations are endless, palettes can be customized, and they are a great beginner palette

Bonus: Cyber Monday sale, everything is 50% off

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I broke another brush...time for a detangler we go again. Officially on the hunt for yet another brush. Why? You may ask. Well this smart one broke it. No, no my brush wasn't involved in some catastrophic apocalyptic war that caused it to split in half, it was my hair. Yes ladies, my flippin hair broke my brush!

After years of damaging my hair with color treatments, heating tools and overall abuse, after each shower it becomes a hot mess of tangled tresses that are...well...capable of snapping a brush. Ever so frustrated and annoyed I called up my BFF aka my sister, to spill my heart and shared my woes, when she introduced me to probably the most genius product of all time....Suave Detangler...FOR KIDS!!

Yup, I just admitted it, I now shop in the kids aisle! But what am I supposed to do, this stuff is AWESOME! One quick spritz and poof! My hair is instantly transformed and can run a comb through it without a single snag!

Now before you dismiss me as a total weirdo, check out the pros and cons

1. Two quick pumps is all it takes
2. Smells AMAZING (green apples is my fav)
3. Doesn't sting your eyes, yes I speak from experience (tastes ok too)
4. CHEAP ($3-$5 USD)
5. Light weight formula doesn't cause build up
6. Obviously child safe
7. Lasts forever! Totally depends on how much and how often you use
8. Adorable packaging
9. Reduces flyaways

1. .....cant think of any :)

So ladies, if you have a pile of hot mess on your head that you call hair, go give this product a try. I can't begin to tell you how elated I am not to see a pile of hair on the floor every time I comb my tangled hair.