Wet N’ Wild (mini-haul)

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Here is a quick mini-haul post for you guys!

Lately, I have been collecting more beauty products to add to my collection. And one of those products happened to be from my all time favorite drugstore brands Wet N’ Wild Beauty.

I had to scout all Walgreens Pharmacy here in Albany, New York just to be able to lay my hands on the Wet N Wild Brushes. However, I didn’t have any luck in finding one but instead, I found one at Walmart and I found the rest at Rite Aid Pharmacy (weird) as I thought these brushes are exclusively sold at Walgreens.

Anyway, let’s get started!

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I have been eyeing on these brushes since they were launched but I didn’t feel like purchasing them online. Aside from it’s always sold-out, the shipping is actually more expensive than the brushes itself. But because I believe in the saying that “Patience is a Virtue” then yes! I finally laid my hands on some of them. ūüôā I got five brushes which to me are the most essential brushes for my day-to-day makeup application.

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These brushes are super soft and very affordable too. I paid $2.99 each for the Powder and Foundation brushes while $0.99 each for the Large Eyeshadow brush, Small Eyeshadow brush and Small Concealer brush.

Below is a closer look of how beautiful these brushes are.

Description: Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan Two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers that mimics the consistency of natural hairs Ergonomic Handle for Total Control РSee more at: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/accessories/brushes/powder-brush.html#sthash.3ybIPpGi.dpuf

Moving on, since I have a super sensitive skin I was really hesitant¬†in trying out any setting spray that is available in the market. However, because of all the buzz¬†and it’s ingredients, I had to try this product myself.

This¬†Photo Focus Setting Spray¬†is amazing! They did not irritate my skin at all. It’s very refreshing when you spray them on your face right after you apply your makeup. It gives you this smooth, non-cakey result and it does keep your face shine free throughout the day.

Description: Lights, camera, action! This exclusive formula extends makeup wear by preventing cracking, smudging, fading, or creasing. Works with any makeup and all skin types, plus it has aloe to hydrate your skin. One step, perfect! РSee more at: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/face/primer/photo-focustm-setting-spray.html#sthash.seywdxzK.dpuf

I love the scent of this Photo Focus Setting Spray. It’s very subtle, fresh and clean. I am also impressed with the “sprayer” on this bottle¬†as it does spray evenly like a mist and not a “squirt” (if you know what I mean). I paid $4.99 for this at CVS Pharmacy.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Propanediol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Dimethicone PEG/PPG-12/4 Phosphate, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Poloxamer 127, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance/Parfum. – See more at: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/face/primer/photo-focustm-setting-spray.html#sthash.seywdxzK.dpuf

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Lastly, I couldn’t resist myself but I had to grab two of the¬†Wet n Wild Color Icon Ombre Blusher¬†which you can only find at Target.¬†

Look how pretty these blushes are! As always, they are very pigmented, lightweight and buildable, the packaging is elegant for the price of $4.99 and the color payoff is just beautiful. You can also use this as an eyeshadow if you like (Isn’t it cool?).

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I purchased the shades The Princess Daiquiries and In A Purple Haze.

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Swatches…

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In A Purple Haze is probably my favorite as it’s more on the “peachy” or “corally” shade that is just right up my alley. However, The Princess Daiquiries is also gorgeous and wearable but I haven’t really used this a lot as I kept on reaching for the shade¬†In A Purple Haze¬†the most.

And there you have it!

Have you guys tried any of these beauties?

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How about a little Essence…

ESSENCE WAS STARTED IN 2001 BY CHRISTINA, A FEARLESS ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMAN, WHO WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENT COSMETICS BRAND ‚Äď A REALLY FUN BRAND THAT OFFERS BOTH GREAT QUALITY AND EXCELLENT PRICES.

¬†I’m sure it’s not new to you that I love me my essence LashMania mascara and the essence Silky Touch¬†blush too! So I had to explore and found a few more. (Isn’t that a rhyme? HAHA)

“Soft as silk! The Silky Touch Blush has an ultra silky texture that blends evenly and easily. Add a touch of natural freshness and radiance to your complexion. Available in four glowing shades”

I am in-love with this¬†essence SILKY TOUCH BLUSH¬†not just because of it’s affordability ($2.99), but because of its formulation. From the name itself Silky Touch, this blush is very soft, highly pigmented and super smooth. With just a tiny product on the tip of your blush brush, you will definitely have a naturally glowing cheeks.

Shades:

  1. Adorable (10)
  2. Babydoll (20)
  3. Life’s a Cherry (60)
  4. Autumn Peach (80)

It’s unfortunate that my favorite essence LashMania mascara might have been discontinued. I had to search the web and found this site¬†indianproductsonnet¬†that sells essence LashMania mascara for¬†$21.95 each?!? aahhmm¬†no thanks!! LOL

 

I found the ALL EYES ON ME MASCARA with high hopes. It cost me $2.99 at Target as well as on their site. 

The brush is very different from what I’m used to. It has a short brush, tiny and thin. This makes it easier to reach those bottom lashes, buildable and applies smoothly. I’ve tried this a few times and so far I’m impressed!

 

VERDICT:

  • Volume¬†‚ąö
  • Holds the curl¬†‚ąö
  • No fall-outs nor flakes¬†‚ąö
  • Smudge proof¬†‚ąö
  • No clumps¬†‚ąö
  • Ophthalmologically approved¬†‚ąö
  • Affordable¬†‚ąö
  • Lengthening – OK (not a show-stopping-length but not disappointing)
  • Waterproof – No – (but it stays on really really well and very easy to remove)
  • Great for an everyday look¬†‚ąö

Eyeliner?!? I am still looking for the perfect eyeliner that is WATERPROOF, SMUDGE PROOF and AFFORDABLE  too!

This EASY 2 USE JUMBO EYELINER has a large tapered felt tip which is great for your ideal cat-eye look.

You can do a thin or thick line on your lid depending on your mood.

VERDICT:

  • Waterproof¬†‚ąö (literally WATERproof)
  • SMUDGE PROOF¬†‚ąö (Smudge proof on WATER or on dry surface of your skin)
  • Affordable¬†‚ąö
  • Good for OILY EYELID down

Would I recommend this¬†EASY 2 USE JUMBO EYELINER?¬†If you have an oily eyelid¬†like me, I will never recommend this at all. This eyeliner¬†melted on my lid on my first application¬†and with one swipe, it vanished. I have read mixed reviews on this eyeliner and majority of the reviews are¬†down. BUT! If you don’t have an oily eyelid then you might want to give this a try. I washed my hand after I swatched¬†this and it stayed on like¬†a glue! (I will share a quick video on Instagram showing this eyeliner on my hand)

To sum it all, I still love the essence Silky Touch Blush and the All Eyes On Me Mascara. Essence Cosmetics are not tested on animals, majority of their products are made in Europe with a very high quality in a super affordable price.

If you want to know more about essence Cosmetics click HERE, reading their story is very uplifting and it makes want to support them even more.

Any eyeliner recommendation guys?

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Collab: $20 Makeup Haul Challenge

A few weeks back I thought why not do a “$20 Makeup Haul Tag” so I decided to tweet about it and luckily, one of our WordPress buddies¬†Stash Matters¬†(Thanks Stashy)¬†wanted¬†to do this tag with me or else,¬†I will be doing a Makeup Haul Tag all by myself.. HAHA is that even possible??ūüėā

Anyway, I am so excited to share with you what I bought with my $20 dollars (tax excluded) mainly makeup products no skincare or etc. Fortunately, I received an awesome deals from CVS Pharmacy which made my purchases even more exciting!

¬†So without further¬†adieu let’s begin.

Continue reading “Collab: $20 Makeup Haul Challenge”

“NEW” Rimmel London Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit

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Another exciting product that I saw at the drugstore mainly Walmart¬†is from the brand Rimmel London by Kate Moss collection. I am not sure if this is in fact “NEW” but I’ve never seen them before. You guys know that I am an avid fan of this brand that’s why my eyes almost popped when I saw them. ūüôā

First, who wouldn’t notice the packaging in a gorgeous rose gold detail? next, the shade options, and last the price, it retails for $6.49 which to me is very affordable. Continue reading ““NEW” Rimmel London Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit”

Top 3 ft. Topshop!

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When I hear the word TOPSHOP, I think about clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. But Topshop has great beauty products too!

In this post, I will be sharing my Top 3 beauty items from Topshop.

BLUSH

Do It Again powder blush is such a gorgeous shade, very pigmented, super lightweight and the color payoff is just amazing when it touches your cheeks. The packaging is very compact, convenient to carry around, not too small and not too big either, this comes with a mirror which makes it even better. This perfect PEACH shade has a very subtle shimmer which makes your skin glow beautifully.

(FYI: I dropped this blush a few times and it’s still in-tact)

Powder blush containing light reflecting pigments, for natural radiant glow

HIGHLIGHTER

SUNBEAM (Gold) Highlighter is the only highlighter that I’ve reached the most. It may look “yellowish” or “goldish” in the picture or up-close but this product is just one of a kind. Just like the powder blush, this highlighter is very pigmented, not powdery and the shimmer is just perfect for your skin. I’ve used this multiple times and they still look untouched. I normally uses my fingertips when applying this highlighter as I feel like it glides better and applies better on my skin. The only thing that I wish this highlighter has is a mirror. But I mean, for the price and quality? I guess I can skip that mirror part. Right?

Shimmering silky golden highlighter to add lightness and radiance to face and body

LIPS

I almost forgot that I have this lipstick, I purchased this when I went to NYC back in December. This lipstick is so smooth on the lips, the pigmentation is awesome, the packaging is adorable and the price is super affordable. I got the shade ROLE MODEL (FUSCHIA) and this is a matte finish lipstick which I love. Look at the last photo below, this lipstick is obviously long lasting. I used a damped paper towel to remove them and it doesn’t want to leave my skin!

Matte finish lipstick to smooth, moisturise and nourish lips. Apply for fabulous colour and moisturised, matte finish, wear alone or with gloss for a shiny finish

Fun Facts: All TOPSHOP products are imported and shipped from the UK.

Verdict: I never regret purchasing any of these items. From the product,
the packaging (If you’ve seen my last post¬†Jewelry Obsessed! you know that I love “stars) and the price… it’s worth every penny.

CONS: NONE

“I wish we have Topshop store around as I would prefer seeing the
product up-close than purchasing online without me swatching or seeing how
the color or shade would look on my skin”.

Have you guys tried any TOPSHOP beauty products? and what is your favorite from their beauty collection?

Until next time…

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