Bits & Bobs
One of my most prized collections is that of my Jill Stuart cosmetics particularly my Jill Stuart Eye Shadow Palettes.
You’ll see why after the jump!
Jill Stuart Cosmetics have that certain beautiful packaging that makes us forget most of the makeup world and just stare in awe (and possibly drool while doing so) and excitement at the beauty that makes up this makeup. Much of the packaging is unique to anything I’ve purchased before and very, very beautiful. I’m a fan particularly of the eye shadow palettes whith house soft shimmering shades of color. I started out my collection with a single palette and soon after hauled five more. Since that time I ended up with near 20 palettes but only nine now make up my collection as various ones were handed over to friends who fell as in love with them as I did.
Although expensive and at times repetitious the brand holds a very special place in my heart. Hope you enjoyed my stash spotlight of Jill Stuart Shadow Palettes!
Like this quad?
Cargo PlantLove Eye Shadow Quad contains four full-sized Cargo PlantLove Eyeshadows. Each shadow is a shimmering, highly pigmented shade that’s organic and paraben-free!
The quad is $25 bucks at Sephora but you can steal it for….
Eep! Sephora has the quad available for a mere $5 dollars right now. Shades included are Iris (deep violet shimmer), Thyme (pale golden olive shimmer), Zinnea (copper gold shimmer), and Ginger (warm orange brown shimmer).
Quite worthy of a pick up dontcha agree? I just plopped one in my cart, might as well. Swatches and review to follow!
I already brought you a list of Cosmetic and Beauty Buys at Sephora for $10 Bucks and Under.
I thought since money is tight for many of us why not split that in half and bring a list of things you can buy for $5 bucks at Sephora!
See ‘em after the jump!
Sephora Round-A-Pout Beach Ball LipGloss
Sephora Glitter Lashes
Available in two shades this little treasure houses four separate shades of glosses to give your pout a kiss of color in coconut flavor!
Mimicking Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles
these clickable pens come Gold and Silver to tip lashes with a sparkle of fairy-like glitter!
Sephora Glitter Lipstick
Glistening color that can be worn alone or over your favorite lipstick for a sizzling, sparkly lip look!
Sephora Lip Attitude
A semi-glossy lipstick available in over 25 shades for $5 bucks!
Sephora Lacquer Nail Polish
Over 20 shades to choose from to color tips and toes at a budget price.
Sephora Luxe Noir Sliver Swirl Bag Collection
Choose from a medium cosmetic case, clutch, or pencil case in sparkling metallic silver for $5 bucks!
Sephora Lipgloss Pencil
Not willing to shell out for a Lipstick Queen Gloss Pencil? Try Sephora Lipgloss Pencils which offer lips pigmented color with a high sheen, glossy finish.
Bare Escentuals On the Spot
Mistakes happen but quick corrections are easy with these. Each cotton swab is filled with a small amount of gentle solution to provide an easy way to remove eye makeup or correct small problems. 24 for $5 bucks too so your corrections don’t have to be expensive.
Sephora Eye Makeup Remover To Go
Traveling but not willing to lug along large bottles? Snag a bottle of this eye make up remover in the small size (nearly 2oz). It’s a fav of mine because it whisks away heavy eye make up and waterproof mascara in a flash!
on 10 Lip Balm
Choose from any number of flavors and vintage style tins all for $5 bucks and under!
Sephora Mascara Fantastic Color
Available in brown only. The tube alone could get the Muse excited and hey it’s $5 bucks!
Sephora Brand Sponges
Available in several shapes and sizes these sponges are brightly colored and ideal for makeup application of any kind. Each package includes one, two, or more sponges.
Hope you enjoyed these little steals at Sephora. Use ‘em to spoil yourself with a little purchase or to tip your cart over into the free shipping zone or just because…do we need an excuse to buy makeup? I think not. Feel free to add some of your own in the comment box!
Sara Happ’s complete line of lip products is now sold at Bath and Body Works including Lip Slip by Sara Happ
and The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ
Long ago I introduced you to Black Phoenix Alchemist Lab
and my slight obsession with the brand. I’m still quite in love with BPAL but I discovered Arcana a few years ago and it’s since been as desirable as BPAL.
If you love perfume oils, Arcana will be a fab beauty discovery for you. Jump ahead to learn more.
Why perfume oil?
Perfume Oils are enriched with a heavy dose of fragrant oil making them stronger and long wearing. When blended correctly they allow for a greater throw and linger than regular perfume or toilettes. Oils are normally sold in 5-10ML bottles due to the nature of the product and expense. A little goes a long well so a smaller size will last you a very long time.
If you like a little bit of a Gothic romantic Victorian packaging Arcana perfume oils are sure to please. Housed in a small 5ml alchemist bottle with aged yellowing labels they look quite old worldly. Available in a variety of scents that are rotated constantly with limited edition scents these are truly little treasures that are easy to become addicted to.
I decided to do a Beauty Discovery on Arcana as I recently ordered a few new blends for my collection and also felt that so many people are probably missing out on the joys of perfume oil especially such unique blends as the ones Arcana creates.
Two delightful scents I hauled recently are Arcana Poison Candy Perfume and Underpinnings. At $14.95 per a 5ml bottle these are a tad more costly than the normal bottles which are $7.95. The uniquely high ingredient costs push the price a little higher but truly it’s well worth it as the throw and linger on each is incredible.
Poison Candy comes housed in green alchemist bottle much like what…well…what poison might come in. With a aged yellow tag embellished with a creepy little coffin indeed ones does worry how poisonous this candy could be! But one sniff and you’ll realize that poison never smelled so good. Ripe strawberries, rich cream, cinnamon, sugar, and honey make up a unique foody scent that smells quite like some sort of rich, decadent cake. Wonderful!
Velvet Underpinnings also priced high at $11.95 contains ingredients that are unique and high in cost but again well worthy of the extra few dollars as the scent lingers long and has great throw. Made up of chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, sugars, spice, and everything nice, these Underpinnings are good enough to flaunt.
With a wide variety of fragrances available and an ever evolving catalog of limited edition fragrances, Arcana has my vote for a great way to indulge in small amounts of unique and interesting blends of fragrance.
Visit http://www.arcanasoaps.com to find out further info of where to buy Arcana products.