Beauty on a Budget
Seeking last minute stocking stuffers or a friendly hostess gift for a friend? Crack out the Ulta Peppermint Swirl 3-in-1 Shower Smoothie for the win!
This Philosophy dupe (or Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint) can be used as a shower gel, a shampoo, or as a bubble bath and has the sweet, cool, crispy scent of candy canes swirled with vanilla. It’s a touch more minty fresh than vanilla but it does the trick perfectly if you aren’t wanting to splurge on Philosophy version or you’re just missing Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint aka I can’t believe they didn’t bring it back along with lambie, what the hell are they thinking? Oh sorry did I go off on a rant there?
This is a nice jumbo, 24 oz size with a squirt topper for easy squeeze-free lathering up!
Ulta always has these Smoothies available for buy 2 Two, Get Two Free so check your local Ulta to see what deals they have going at the moment. Online this will set you back a mere $8.99 so it’s a nice budget pick however in store shopping is nesscary at this point if you’re wanting a last minute pressie!
It’s not Philosophy but it’s the next best thing particularly for the beauty budgeters!
Ahhh the mood lipgloss. Overly done as hell but always a fun choice in the makeup world. NYX Mood Lipgloss is the newest, color changing, perfect shade of YOU lipgloss to hit the scene.
I know, I know. We’ve seen it all before but personally NYX Mood Lipgloss brings a little something extra to the table.
Let’s have a peek!
I’m totally a finger girl. Most everything in the base department gets blended on my face using my fingers. Concealer, primer, foundation, etc…it all gets smoothed on and blended out with my greatest tools, fingers.
Anyone else in the same boat?
You can have your brushes, sponges, and puffs…I got two fingers and they work just as great plus they didn’t cost me anything!
On occasion I can be tempted to whip out a foundation or a concealer brush. For example, I prob couldn’t get through my daily prep without the E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush. Love that thing!
Recently, I decided to try out a new foundation and concealer brush from Coastal Scents.
Let’s take a look!
The Covergirl NatureLuxe Collection should be winging its way to your local drugstore if it isn’t already there (chances it is as I’ve seen displays up everywhere). This is Covergirl’s big launch for the new year featuring Taylor Swift as their spokeswoman.
The NatureLuxe Collection is a higher end product with a more luxurious formula that can found at local drugstores. Honestly, when they said luxury makeup I was a bit wary of the price but turns out the Natureluxe Silk Foundation is merely $11.99 so yes a bit higher than the norm but not by much and still very fitting for the budget beauty shopper.
The collection is not an organic line of product it does however rely on quality ingredients that are inspired by a more green friendly makeup.
What did I think of the new Covergirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation?
Check it out!
Ahh gold makeup for the holidays as traditional as mistletoe, wrapped presents, and figgy pudding. We didn’t get alot of gold this year did we? Do you miss it? I thought I didn’t since we got a healthy injection of it the past few years but I’m a sucker for tradition and now that I look back on Holiday 2010 I can’t help but feel, maybe, I do miss a bit of gold in my Holiday looks!
Never fear, Avon is here with its 24K Glamour Holiday Collection that includes eyeshadow palettes, eyeliner, mascara, and glosses that contain a healthy injection of gloss. Beauty budget types will love these prices.
Check out my review below!