Beauty on a Budget

Makeup and Beauty Ideas for Your Easter Baskets

easter makeup and beauty

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!


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

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!


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).


Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray Review

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray2

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.


Revlon Sandstorm Super Lustrous Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss Sandstorm

Revlon Sandstorm Super Lustrous Lipgloss is a new shade that recently launched with the Revlon the Sahara Escape Spring 2015 Collection. If the name sounds familiar that’s probably because Sandstorm Super Lustrous Lipstick is one of the five shades that launched with the Revlon The Legacy Super Lustrous Lipstick Collection last year.

For me the two shades are dramatically different so I’m curious why they did a gloss of the same name if it wasn’t quite matching with the original lipstick shade that is smoldering bronze-y color. I think perhaps they thought this might look good on time of the darker shade of the lipstick color perhaps?

Let’s take a look and see what the scoop is!