Beauty on a Budget

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

Hard Candy has a new collection of Poppin Pigment vials that launched for Spring. Like I freaking need more pigments. At one time in my makeup life I had to have every SINGLE shade of MAC Pigment every made. I have a drawer completely dedicated to them. This is why I avoid…ABSOLUTELY avoid mineral makeup. Because I cannot control myself when it comes to loose pigments in an array of gorgeous colors.

I see them on Etsy, I browse Meow Cosmetics, and all those other E-tailers and suddenly I go into WANT mode. Want mode is kinda like a rabid animal. Foaming mouth, wild hair, bugging eyes, and a credit card. It’s so bloody dangerous! People could get hurt!

Reader’s always ask me, “Hey, why don’t you cover indie makeup brands and minerals?” Because I HAVE NO CONTROL. I’d be broke trying to collect all the shades these people put out. And forget about the fact they do collections as often as MAC does. Someone HOLD ME I’m starting to get twitchy.

However, I do have some room in my stash for Hard Candy Poppin Pigments and thankfully they have irritating packaging so I’m not inclined to go traipsing through the Walmart aisles pushing people aside so I can grab all eight shades.


NYX Gleam Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator Review & Swatches

NYX Gleam Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam is one of two new liquid highlighters that NYX launched for Spring. I already told you about and loved the other shade from this launch, Sunbeam.

I’ve likened these too NARS Illuminator so if you like Orgasm Illuminator you’ll love Gleam! Especially at the seven dollar price tag!



Hard Candy Lip Def Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Lip Def

Hard Candy Lip Def Lip Lacquer is a newly launched gloss that will be popping up at Walmart soon. Lip Def will be available in ten shades for six bucks each.

Take a peek!


Essence I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen Review & Swatches

Essence I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen Spring 2013

Are you a fan of felt marker liquid liners? Essence I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen delivers a thick, tricked out lined eye on the cheap with this $2.99 felt tip eyeliner.

Do pick it up!


Wet n Wild Nude Awakening Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette 2

The new Wet n Wild Nude Awakening Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette is one of two eight pan palettes that Wet n Wild has introduced for a limited time for Spring 2013.

I admit I’m a little hit and miss with Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palette. Sometimes they are a little too frosty, shimmery, and have major fall out but I would so like to tell you that tracking down Nude Awakening is worth the effort as this has an excellent formula on the cheap!