Drugstore Makeup Brands
I guess I’m a little weird but I follow the Kao Group very closely in Japan since I prefer their Biore releases over the ones that can be found in the US.
A recently Japanese release of new Biore Moisture Lotion intrigued me and I asked a friend to pick me some up. Shipping was a bit yak so I ended up telling her to skip it and hauled them from Adam at AdamBeauty (thanks Adam, love your shipping rates).
“Lotion” isn’t actually the term we’d use to describe what actually is toner. However, most Asian countries refer to toner as lotion so not to be confused here the Biore Moisture Lotion is, indeed, a toner.
Jump ahead for a peek!
I just closed off my Day 1 Giveaway and will be alerting the winners shortly. Sorry, I’ve been a little swamped and out every night for the past several weeks so I’m behind on just about everything that needs doing on Musings which is why the giveaway ran a little over but hey it gave those who missed the chance to enter, their chance!
Day 2 is in effect and you can enter it here if you haven’t already.
I wanted to take a chance to say thank you for all your lovely comments! I really can’t answer each one individually, I apologize, but I am reading them and can’t tell you how much I appreciate them all, thank you!
I’m hopeful you’re reading the rules and regulations on each giveaway as I notice reader’s who comment saying they wish they had something in their country when I do a review and proceeding to comment on a giveaway which ships within the US only. So please do read the rules on each giveaway to be sure that I am shipping within your country.
Each giveaway runs the entire month (aside from Day 1) and random winner(s) will be alerted via e-mail at the end of each.
Now that’s the boring stuff.
One with today’s giveaway!
After some serious digging I finally located the Hard Candy Pop Up Palette. Who wouldn’t want it? The promise of cute little pots of Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow in a pop up design palette a la Urban Decay Book of Shadows with a $15 sweet as honey price tag. It seemed like a great option to feature on Musings as a budget beauty gift or just because we are all bloody fine beauty junkies that need the latest, greatest fix eh?
Wait until you hear this!
I did a little too much damage during the 50% off site wide sale at NYX during Thanksgiving weekend. Ouch! But who resist at these prices?
I was excited to haul some of the mega palettes they had and I gotta tell you, so far, I’m not disappointed!
Even if you missed the sale, NYX still calls to the beauty budget souls among us. Check out their blush if you’re seeking pigmented yet wallet friendly.
I tried the shade Desert Rose and loved it!
As you know Taylor Swift is the new face of Covergirl. Her first appearance as the spokeswoman for the brand is for the new Covergirl NatureLuxe Collection.
The collection is supposed to be a new generation of luxury makeup available at your local drugstore in January (or in some cases sooner as some of you have spotted it already!).
Jump ahead for more info and a video!