Beauty on a Budget

E.L.F. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15

E.L.F. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15 Spring 2012

Balms are trending at the moment and in some cases you might think some of them aren’t even really a traditional balm. For example, Revlon Lip Butters take “balm” to a new level!

If you’re bopping your head to the balm beat this Spring, E.L.F.’s affordable Studio Lip Balm might be your next purchase.

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Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara Review

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Fiber mascara aka OMG I HAVE SOMETHING IN MY EYE GET IT OUT! is not my favorite mascara of choice.

I don’t do so well with fiber mascaras. Anytime I used them I always felt like I had a lash stuck up under my upper waterline and I go through the day absolutely miserable trying hard not to scratch an eyeball out trying to get to that imaginary hair.

Well, needless to say Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara was on my DO NOT WANT list of mascaras. This is a fiber extension mascara so it extends lashes using tiny little fibers.

Not good.

But I gave it a whirl and…

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Stila Ravishing on Rodeo Drive Palette

Stila Ravishing on Rodeo Drive Palette 1

I’ve been sneaking little pics up of the new Stila Palettes that are exclusive to Nordstrom Rack this week.

Whatcha think so far? Any that you love?

Some of them feel like similar shades I might already own from past Travel Girl Palettes but I haven’t done comparisons yet! Regardless, no shame in my game, this palettes give me a bad case of pokemon disease, must collect them all!

Take a look at the Stila Ravishing on Rodeo Drive Palette up ahead.

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Stila Fashionable on 5th Avenue Palette

Stila Fashionable on 5th Avenue Palette 1

Here’s another one of the new Stila Palettes that are launching exclusively at Nordstrom Rack.

There are three palettes in total and they are $10 each and available exclusively at Nordstrom Rack.

Take a peek!

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New York Color Cosmetics City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos

New York Color Cosmetics City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss 1

Who’s up for some cheap thrills?

I hauled some New York Color Cosmetics City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss on a recent foray through CVS. They promise to wear for eight hours straight…click.

Needless to say I’m skeptical!

Let’s see how the testing went.

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