Friday, June 24, 2011


Random Beauty Haul

So I guess you can tell by the title that I went shopping. Let's not beat around the bush. Here's what I got:

First, I picked up this fabulous retractable makeup brush on a recent visit to Forever 21. I lost the cap to the one I previously owned, so when I saw this silver, faux diamond studded one, I knew I had to have it! This little thingy is great for powdering my nose on the go with MAC's Blot powder.

No shiny face for me ;-). Price: ~$2.00.

So after Forever 21 I headed down to Target and picked up:

Carbon Black Voluminous mascara by L'Oreal and liquid eyeliner by ELF. I'm in love with Maybelline's Line Stiletto liquid liner, but a sistah's on a budget, so we'll just have to see how this cheapie liner performs...

Okay, so I also got Aveeno's Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. I just ran out of the Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, and since summer is here and the sun is beating down harder than ever, I figure it's about time I up the protection.

I know this is random, but I also got this super cute stationery @ Target. They were selling these fabulous fashion note cards in their $1.00 section:

The one on the left is hip and chic and the one on the right is Parisian.

Tu parles Francais?

Check out the assortment:
I already used one to write a quick congratulatory note to the winner of my second giveaway. Hope you like your products girl :-)!

The last stop on my shopping excursion guessed it, Ulta! My fav one-stop beauty shop!

Ulta was having a great deal on nail polish, so I had to snatch some up. I really need to step my nail game up. I've decided to forgo the acrylic and just tend to my natural nails. I've actually been giving myself manicures every Thursday for the past few weeks, and that seems to be working out pretty well. One thing I can say is that I've been a little scared to step outside the box when it comes to color, for I've always played it safe and just stuck with the pinks, reds and sometimes berry colors. For some reason I tend to think that I'm too dark to rock some of the bright colors I've seen on celebs and other bloggers. I don't know why I feel this way considering all the bold eye shadow looks I've worn! So, your girl has decided to take a walk on the wild side with these fun, lively colors:

Ulta Salon Formula Polish (From l-r): Princess, Mint Condition, Sun-Sational, and Blue Streak

Speaking of nails, I also picked up this cute little pouch that contains a mini emery board and nail clippers by Ms. Manicure. This will really come in handy because I can't tell you how many times I've broken a nail and wish I had a nail clipper or emery board on hand!

I also picked up the cute hair clips you see on the right in the pic above. I found the hair clips and mini manicure kit in Ulta's beauty bargain bins, and they both cost under $2.00.

Last but not least, I had to buy this bad boy:

I am so in love with Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer! I used to have a thing for Urban Decay's Primer Potion, and although I still think the product is the bomb dot com, the packaging isn't. Do you recall how I had to saw through the container just to get the remainder of the product out in my Urban Decay Primer Potion post? Well, one of my lovely subbies suggested I try the eye shadow primer by Too Faced, and I've been in love ever since! Not only does it perform just as well as Urban Decay, but it is so much easier to get out thanks to the flexible tube it comes in. Believe me, a little goes a long way, because I initially purchased a sample size for half the price (A full size, .35 oz tube retails for $18.00), and that little sucker lasted forever...okay well, maybe not that long, otherwise I wouldn't be buying a new one, right, but you get the point.

Anywho divas, that's it for my beauty haul. Look out for those nail polish colors in upcoming nail posts.


Tee Eee said...

Ok, its official! I need to hit up Ulta for some beauty products. I've been putting it off because I really don't need to buy any more beauty products right now...but I certainly WANT some. Thanks for this just pushed me out de door!

DPrincess28 said...

@Tee Eee: Hahaha! Sorry, didn't want to encourage you to blow your $$, but Ulta is the bomb! Luv my little bootleg Sephora ;-).

loica12 said...

Nice! I didn't know you were speaking french...

Fabulosity said...

I was at Ulta a few weeks ago and I noticed Urban Decay changed the Primer Potion's hard container to a tube now. Same price and they claimed you get 20% more product. They only had 2 left at my store though the saleslady said they sell fast.

DPrincess28 said...

@Fabulosity: Thanks, that's good to know! I guess they figured they'd lose more customers to Too Faced if they didn't change the design of their packaging. I gotta check that out...

MagnificentReign said...

I'm so glad you like the Shadow Insurance!! I remember that post lol. I have to go out and grab some more myself since I actually lost mine. (gasp!) And now that I've been without it, I know exactly how important it is to making my eyeshadows last!