Saturday, August 24, 2013

Drugstore Haul | Theatre Edition

Hello, lovlies!  I'm so so sorry that I have neglected to post anything for quite some time, but I started rehearsals for the musical I'm in and then started school, so I've been quite busy!  I promise I'll post more now-it just took some time to get into the routine of a busier life.

As I mentioned before, I'm in a musical!  I'm in Anything Goes, and it's been so much fun!  We perform this weekend, which is so exciting.  I needed to grab some makeup to wear on stage.  Also, I grabbed a few products that I've been eyeing for a while or just had on my shopping list.

Hair and Skin:
Conair Bobby Pins: A girl can never have too many bobby pins.  Also, these came with a convenient travel case.  Plus, they were having a "buy one, get one free" on Conair hair products!
Studio 35 Beauty Small Poly Bands:  I've been needing tiny, clear hair elastics for a while, and these were on sale, so I picked them up.
Almay Oil Free Makeup Remover Pads: My all-time favorite makeup remover that I was running out of.  'Nuff said.
Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes:  These are great for school mornings.  Just sweep and go.
Conair Foam Rollers:  Oh yes, guess who gets to wear these bad boys in her hair all day at school so she can have curly hair for the show?
Batise Dry Shampoo:  This is my all-time favorite dry shampoo, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere, so I was so happy to see it!  It was a 2 for 1, so I grabbed both the Original and Blush scents.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in 125 Fair: I've heard marvelous things about this concealer, so I decided to give it a try!
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Concealer in 805 Ivory: I need an opaque base for the stage, and I had almost used up my old stage foundation.  This one seemed to be my best option for a full-coverage foundation, so I decided to go with it.
Andrea 45 Lashes:  I need fake eyelashes for the show, and these looked like they were dramatic without being too much.
Studio 35 Beauty Angled Eyeliner and Shading Brush: I needed an angled brush for my eyebrows (which I've made a goal to be better about-hence the angled brush and clear mascara you'll see later!), and this was the only one they had.  It also has a small shading brush, which I might use for inner eye highlighting.  I wanted to hold out for a Mac 266, but my birthday's not for another month.
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer: This is a new product, and it looks great.  It claims to have a matte finish, which I always need.  Also, I'm ashamed to admit-I've never used a face primer before, so we'll see how this goes.
Rimmel London Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer: Another new product.  My Urban Decay primer is running out, so I thought I'd give this cheaper alternative a go.  Hopefully, I'll love it just as much!
Covergirl Professional Mascara in 800 Clear:  Like I said before, I'm trying to be better with my brows.  I got this to set them.

I got a ton of new products that I'm so excited to use!  Hopefully, I can review some soon.  Let me know if you use any of these products or want me to review a specific one!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NOTD | Summer Collection

Hello!  Here are some NOTDs that I collected and forgot to post.  I thought I could just leave a couple with you to show you what I've been wearing on my nails this summer!

Sephora by OPI's Slushied (from the Glee collection)
Accent: Sephora by OPI's Iris I Was Thinner

OPI's Thanks a Windmillion
Loreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in 703 Elite Chic 

Essie's The More The Merrier

OPI's Thanks a Windmillion
Accent: OPI's Pirouette My Whistle

Thursday, August 1, 2013

FOTD | Reunited

Hello, lovelies!  I apologize for the lack of posts, but I've started rehearsals for the musical I'm in, so I've been super busy.  This weekend, a friend from out of town came to visit, and we went out to dinner.  I liked my makeup, so I thought I'd do a FOTD.

Products Used:
Maybelline Pure Makeup Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
Alison Raffaele True Concealer in 1
Benefit Moon Beam Highlighter
Neutrogena Sheer Highlighting Blush in Pure 22
Bronzer from Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Tease
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Foxy (highlights)
Maybelline Eyeshadow in 70 Browntones (lighter color) (brows)
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown
Maybelline the Falsies Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Sephora Lip Attitude in Glamour

Let me know if you have any questions about the look or want reviews on any products I used!