Drugstore Find: L’oreal Blend Artist Concealer Blender

My local Walmart was doing markdowns and after months of debating whether to get L’oreal makeup sponges, I was able to purchase 2 styles. My favorite being the concealer blender.  It comes in a charming turquoise blue color, is smaller than the average makeup sponge but also larger than the beautyblender brand mini pro sponges.

The instructions said I didn’t have to wet the sponge so I tapped on my favorite tarte brand shape tape concealer and it worked great. I own the beauty blender minis but I find they are too small and my fingers are too stubby for them to work right so I prefer the L’oreal brand concealer blender.

Its August: Switching Up Haircare, New Blush

So here’s what I ended up getting: the bumble and bumble curl care sulfate free shampoo, hairdresser’s invisible oil conditioner, a new replacement tube of Stila illuminating beauty balm(the new packaging is less edgy and not my style but..that’s that)and I bought the Revlon Insta-blush in rose gold kiss. The blush color reminds me of the old discontinued one that tarte used to make except less pearly. I’m really digging Revlon’s creamy products and the nail polishes.

I’m probably going to find hip colors and purchase a bunch from Revlon. I really love their simple packaging and high quality polishes. I did see the upcoming OPI Iceland collection and I wanted just about every color but I was like I have to think about this one.

 

drugstore find: L’oreal true match lumi cushion foundation

I don’t know if I wrote about it prior but many months ago I had purchased L’oreal’s ture match lumi cushion foundation…in the wrong shade. Here and there I make the wrong assumption and will go well I’m a “NC something in MAC” and i’ll buy something that has the “C” in it which is what happened with the first L’oreal cushion foundation I purchased. I bought a C3 or something and it was too light.

This time I bought the N3.5 and its exactly what I wanted. Its Chantecaille’s just skin in glow meets most of my current foundation shade koh gen do 123(113 is good but 123 is like my own skin but better). I try to go a tad darker than my own skin color because it looks better for some reason.  I may check into N3 for the days I look pale but since I wear zinc sunscreen underneath N3.5 will be my go-to shade.

Its very velvety a little goes a long way the packaging is adorable and it doesn’t say anything about sunscreen so do wear sunscreen of your choice underneath. I think the L’oreal one is a great way to test the whole cushion thing and so far I love it.

While I was Sleeping…

So I’m off the whole social media thing barely checking email I log in and everyone is pregnant or moving. What the heck. I need to get out more because I’m not finding opportunities of meeting people. The only guy I find remotely my type is the guy down the street.

I like the whole idea of being pregnant and being so far along not telling people and going YUP surpise! The only thing I’m worried about right now is how dry my hair and skin is. I can’t even really focus I still have to send in my applications too. I haven’t bought my tickets yet and its when I’m still behind that a random friend emails me to ask me what I did this summer. For once I was like dental work. I have to head back to the dentist at the end of the month but aside from that I’m an open book.

I thought about the 120 or 150 degree heat in California and I was like I’m not going to complain because things could be worse. I don’t know how I make it in the 90s.

I did discover the Neutrogena hydrating wipes and now its all i’ll need makeup remover wise. My days of lusting for Koh Gen Do wipes are long gone. The original Neutrogena wipes were good but these hydrating ones are amazing on my dry skin.

Gathering Thoughts. I forget.

So here’s two more Drugstore Finds which I’m just going to label rather than title it that while I remember. I wasn’t sure if I wrote about the product here but L’oreal hydrafresh toner. I’m using that right now from time to time. Its alcohol free and it smells like heaven blessed it. Its got salicylic acid in it so if you feel a tad lazy and you don’t want to exfoliate, this toner may work for you. I bought it for about 7bucks and its 8.5 oz. It says you can use it day and night and I ended up purchasing this over the Neutrogena toner.

As for Neutrogena, I had this flashback of when I was younger and owned a tube of the Norwegian formula hand cream. Not only was I very pleased with the moisturizing element of the product, it always smelled nice. Not overpowering or strong in a bad way. I must say just about every product Neutrogena I’ve bought smells like a dream. I bought a tube at Walmart for under 4 bucks. I couldn’t believe it. I have officially decided to give up my $12+ L’occitane hand cream because its not as thick as Neutrogena.  the hand cream is now a staple of mine!

Maybelline master kajal

I am seriously a huge fan of kajal eyeliner. They have great selections from the bigger brands out at the fancier cosmetic stores. I saw a nice color from Laura Mercier but I decided I’d give Maybelline a try. I’ve used Maybelline mascara since I was a teen so I knew of the brand. I bought midnight brown first its a dark brown which really works for any hair color or eyecolor its not as bold as black. I just found out there is a navy night color which reminds me of a darker version of the L’oreal mascara I already use daily so I got that and it is so good. I switch between the two on and off but if I want to seem more simple navy night kajal and L’oreal blue voluminous and I look like I tried hard and people compliment me like crazy. In terms of eye makeup, I may never pay over $15 for any products anymore unless L’oreal marks up the mascara because I love the mascara so much. If they discontinue blue I’ll be bummed because its a staple of mine.

Neutrogena extra gentle eye makeup remover pads

My mom is now a new convert to Neutrogena and she tells me there is an eye makeup removing pad out now I was all ears. I have the hooded lid issue and sometimes when I try to look good I’ll do a smoky or winged liner look and it takes something heavy duty that doesn’t come off. My choice of eyeliner being waterproof or something kajal(which is another drugstore find I plan to write about here next)

She bought the round jar last week and its been such a blessing. I was a big fan of the Clinique take the day off eye makeup remover but the price was steadily going up and it was hard on my eyes when i’d accidentally drip some into the corners of my eyes. So this mess proof not too thin reversible eye makeup remover for sensitive skin was exactly what I was searching for. The pads are thicker than most cotton pads and lets say you got most of your eye makeup off but need more off flip the pad over and wipe the remainder on the opposite side

Drugstore Find: Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water

I bought the Garnier cleansing water(red lid) a couple weeks ago and I started using it this past week and I really like it. Dont get me wrong I still love my KGD spa water but its pricey and since I have to go through the nightmare of ordering and waiting for both the Bioderma and KGD I can just go to a drugstore spend less than $10 and grab a 13.5 oz bottle of this! I love cleansing waters on lazy days. I’ll soak 2 cottons with it because sometimes one cotton can’t take off all my tinted sunscreen! No reactions to the product and if im not wrong (dont quote me on this)I paid under 7 bucks for the Garnier cleansing water! Its fabulous!

Drugstore Find

I’ve decided to call any and all my new under $20 drugstore items: drugstore find.

I have been thinking about trying the L’oreal voluminous mascara for quite some time now. I generally use brown, purple, red brown or blue mascaras. My favorite of all those is blue. I always bought the YSL brand because of how nice my lashes would look. Once I found out L’oreal came out with blue, it was fate I had to have it. All I can say is it reminds me of YSL. The blue comes out nice, it smells nice and its under 11 or 12 bucks. I believe its about 8 or 9 bucks. I had to give up my YSL mascara habit because I would have to order online and it cost 30 plus dollars which is a lot even for me because you can’t use mascara over 1 1/2 months because its unsanitary….so happy with my drugstore find. My plans are to stock up on more hello bulk shopping!