Beauty on a Budget

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer ($6) is a newly formulated long wearing Sheer Envy facial primer that’s launching with the Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2015 Collection.

I should mention I am NOT a fan of Sheer Envy. The color correcting formulas that launched a few months ago are very poorly formulated and pill like mad. Do not want, do not like. So I must admit I was very skeptical of the Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer considering it has the same name as the original formula. If you recall Sheer Envy started off life as a lotion-like formula. Later on when Hard Candy introduced a few more versions the texture and formula was more of a silicone primer.

The newest edition combines both silicones and a creaminess that I actually liked and enjoyed using and even feel confident recommending!

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Makeup and Beauty Ideas for Your Easter Baskets

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Yeah, I’m not a kid but my sister gives me an Easter Basket every year and vice versa. I even make ones for my friends! I include candy but more important I include beauty and makeup dodads that I think they’ll enjoy like lip balms and cutesy Easter themed beauty and accessorizes.

Here are some cute makeup and beauty ideas for your Easter Baskets!

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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder ($6) is a new transparent silica that launched with the new Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection recently which is available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com.

There’s definitely something to be said about $6 translucent finishing powder that you can easily purchase at your local Wally World. As far as pressed silica powder goes it is a little lacking at the drugstores. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of pressed powders and loose ones but simple silica powder? Not really. I’m surprised we didn’t a round of “HD” drugstore products by now, guess the drugstore missed the mark there.

None the else if you’re on a beauty budget six bucks might seem fab but my experience with Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder was meh!

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Chapstick Mango Sunrise Review

Chapstick Mango Sunrise

Chapstick Mango Sunrise Lip Balm is one of three new Tropical Paradise flavors that are launching for the Spring 2015/Summer 2015 season at drugstores. I feel Chapstick has come such a long way and it isn’t nearly as waxy and dense as it once was (But don’t tell anyone I’m still a Labello fangirl).

Remember that story I told you, about the time I ate an entire tube of Cherry Chapstick when I was like 4 or something?

That could potentially happen again with Chapstick Mango Sunrise and I’m not the least bit ashamed. I eat shimmer on my corn flakes in the morning why can’t I snack on delicious Chapstick? And I’m sure some of you would happily admit to eating lipstick (sans lead haha).

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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray Review

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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray ($6) is a new permanent makeup setting spray that launched with the Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2015 Collection.

Makeup setting sprays at the drugstore are a trending at the moment as L’Oreal released Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray a short time ago for Spring 2015.

I’m a not a huge, huge lover of setting sprays. I love facial mists with a passion but actually setting my makeup with a mist kinda freaks me out. It makes me feel like I spent a ton of time on my makeup and I’m proceeding to mist myself with water right after. It’s a weird concept to me! But none the less they are very, very popular and makeup lovers adore them so I’m always willing to give them a try and see if they work for me.

Up until now I’m not a huge fan but maybe, just maybe Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray could change my mind.

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