Monday, April 21, 2014

Kmart beauty clearance haul

A couple weeks ago I heard that Kmart would be having a lot of their beauty section on clearance. So I went to my local Kmart and hunted down what I could find.

The section wasn't as fully stocked as I heard it would be, but I still came out with some great scores!

So from left to right we have
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Red Velvet which was on clearance for $3.50
Elf Long-lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Festivity I am unsure of the price on this but I think it was $1
Wet n Wild Fast Dry nail polish in Teal of Fortune this was $1
Revlon nail polish in Heavenly a beautiful glitter topper which was $2.50
Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez set which has Pretty in Plum and Gumdrops  in it. I think this was $2 or $3
Jordana Popart nail design with precision brush in Artsy Purple this was $1
and last, Elf Makeup lock & seal which I've heard is a great way to turn regular eyeshadows into eyeliners (it's a mixing medium/sealing gel) I have yet to try it but since it was only $1.50 I picked up two.

Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Red Velvet. One swipe on the left and a few swipes on the right. As you can see it's already pretty pigmented on one swipe but its also easy to build it up stronger.
I haven't worn this on my lips yet so I don't know how it will look on my lips.

This is the Elf long lasting lustrous eyeshadow which is kinda like a mousse type eyeshadow. It is a plum with lots of sparkles and silver flash.
It looks brown in this pictures but it is much more plum in real life. The purple is definitely there. above you can see the left is a built up swatch and the right is one quick swipe. But the difference in color is because of the angle the light is hitting it- see

As you can see switching the angle made the left swatch show the sparkles more and you can see the pigmentation of just one swipe on the right.

So all in all it was a pretty good haul. I paid probably less than $15 for all of this which is pretty good considering I got some great items especially the Nicole by OPI polishes.

If you have a Kmart near you I definitely suggest checking out their beauty section to see if you can find any other great items on clearance!

Have you ever tried any of the things I picked up? I have yet to use them so I hope I like them! If not, at least I didn't spend much :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Profusion Endless Jewels swatches

You might remember around Christmas time I bought a few Profusion palettes because they only seem to pop up at drugstores during the holiday season.

I never got a chance to talk about this one but I really wanted to share some swatches with you because the colors are so so pretty!

The outside sheds some light on what the inside looks like- it is a little booklet that has two levels of products inside.

The top layer looks like this and I'm sure you immediately see some great colors. My eye went straight to the mint green on the bottom, then gazed approvingly at the pink, purple, and navy shades.

This is the left side of the first row. Shimmery white, olive with a gold tint (Almost a khaki color) and a champagne.

this is the right side of the top row. More pale colors in the white/pink/cream family.

The 2nd row is extremely pigmented and includes some gorgeous colors.

The purple and blue from the middle row are so gorgeous!

This is the bottom row and you can see that beautiful minty color above. Ignore the bottom left color, I was trying to show a comparison to something but I don't remember what, ha!

When you flip open the top layer you can see the bottom layer which has 9 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 6 lipglosses, and one crappy dual ended brush.

I must say I hate when companies put lip products and powder in the same area because the powder kicks up and makes the lip products gross. Luckily, I'm not a fan of using these types of lip products anyway so to me they are just a waste of space.

Here's a close up of the shadows because I'm so into the blue-teal shades!

yeah. they're beautiful.

It's hard to see the purple above so I included a second picture.

Here's the 2nd row of colors and the blushes. Honestly those colors look pretty similar to some of the colors in the top layer! The blushes are okay but nothing special to me. The one on the right is too orange or my skintone I think.

Here are swatches of the lip products which are not that impressive if we're being honest.

So this palette is one that I wish I could depot my favorites from and forget the rest. Even though all of the shadows are pigmented and pretty, I just don't have a use for most of them.

Overall, this palette was well worth the $5! If you caught it after Christmas was over, it was on clearance for even cheaper.

What do you think of this palette? Worth five bucks?!

Monday, April 7, 2014

FOTD to complement the Florida winter and mask depression

In February two things happened. My best friend came home to visit and we are the type of people who spend lots of time outside. It also got uncharacteristically cold in Florida.

On my BFF's last night in town I ended up having one of my favorite FOTD looks. I was dressed in head to toe black and needed some major color to brighten up my look. Of course since it was winter (and actually felt like it for once) I wasn't drawn to actual bright colors like
I also felt like the dark lip was the perfect companion to this eye look.
The depression comes from having to say goodbye to my best friend, but at least I looked good doing it.

I don't know I just really liked this look so I hope you like it too!

Unfortunately I don't have any products to list for this look as I was trying to get out the door to my friend's house.

I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to think of a way to describe this look. can you think of anything?

This picture highlights the phenomenon known as uneven wings

a mirror OOTD picture thrown in for good measure...I assure you everything I was wearing was black...just different shades of black I suppose. I wore a black hooded dress, a black studded leather jacket from Dots, and a black studded scarf (I hid the studded ends because they clashed with the jacket)

So like I said I just wanted to share this because I really liked how it turned out :)