Beauty on a Budget

Colourpop Topanga Lippie Stix Review & Swatches

Colourpop Topanga

Colourpop Topanga Lippie Stix, yes, named after the Boy Meets World character, is one of several new Colourpop Lippie Stix shades that launched with the Colorpop Summer 2015 Collection. I wasn’t a follower of Boy Meets World but I know Girl Meets World was met with great excitement by the fandom. One thing I do know the name Topanga just begged to be made into a lipstick or a blush shade dontcha agree?

Topanga, for some reason it just screams Summer to me.

Let’s take a peek at this shade!


NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte Review & Swatches

NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte

My childhood is ruined thanks to the Jem trailer but at least I have NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte to look forward to.

When I heard on Reddit several hundred years ago that they were doing a Jem live action movie I proceeded to run around the room in circles of excitement. I spent my childhood (and yeah, much of my adulthood) watching and rewatching the Jem cartoon! I had the dolls (How freaking cool were the dolls? The could kick Barbie’s a$$! They were HUGE!), I had the Rock Backstager with Speaker (which I betrayed Jem with by using it with my Barbies), I had the Rockin’ Roadster (Love the commercial where Jem ditches Kimber for Rio! So much for sisters before misters!), and yes, I even had the Glitter ‘n Gold Roadster.

Imagine my dismay after watching the movie trailer. Where are the Misfits? Why is Molly Ringwald Jem’s mom, aunt, keeper!? Where’s Starlight House? Where’s the truly outrageous music?

Excuse me why I pacify myself with $1.99 budget friendly lipstick from NYC because I need at least one awesome item in my life after this hot mess!


Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash Review

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Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara is the newest formula to join the Maybelline Colossal Mascara family. The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara comes to us as part of Maybelline’s Summer 2015 Collection but will remain permanently available from my understanding.

Who approved the marketing ad on this mascara? It displays a model with spidery, clumpy lashes…eep! Not the look I go for when applying mascara but ummm ok maybe Maybelline wants to take a little “creative” liberties with the mascara marketing.

Maybelline the Colossal Chaotic Lash

I actually remember enjoy the original and first Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Mascara but since that release there have been dozens of formulations and brush applicator changes that haven’t really caught my attention. I’m all about new and exciting products but the constant stream of “Miss Manga”, “the Colossal”, “Voluminous”, and other releases is not only confusing but so repetitive. As far as I’m concerned most times it’s just about a brush change and not so much a formula one.

Do we need another Colossal Mascara?

I say nay!


Chapstick Summer 2015 Flavor Packs at Walgreens

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I know many of you were interested in the Chapstick Summer 2015 flavored I featured in Aloha Coconut, Watermelon Splash, and Mango Sunrise! These limited edition flavors are now available in a Chapstick Summer 2015 Flavor Pack at Walgreens featuring all three shades in one pack for $3.59.

So head out to your local Walgreens and you should be able to get these now!

Hopefully they’ll launch online shortly as well!


L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock Mascara Review

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L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara joins the Miss Manga Mascara Collection for Summer 2015 and should be arriving at drugstores now. This new formula and applicator promises volume thanks to a 360 degree spiked brush head. Honestly, the displays for L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock and the new Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara are completely off putting to me as they show models with clumpy, spidery lashes. Yeah, so, that’s not really the look I’m going for.

But of course, I had to try out L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock Mascara for myself (even though I wasn’t particularly keen on the original formula).

So here’s some thoughts!