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Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: H&M Make Me Blush Blusher in Sweet Rose

Several months ago, I purchased some clothes from the H&M website and I had a code for free shipping on orders of $50 or more (all orders ship for $5.95 on the H&M site unless you have a code or they run a promotion). My order total was just under $50, so I decided to toss this blush in my cart. I had never tried any cosmetics from H&M at that point, but I remembered seeing some good reviews online. So I figured, what the heck!

I finally got around to actually trying this blush about a month ago and I'd love to share my thoughts with you (in case you're like me, and curious about their makeup).

NOTE: The packaging and name of H&M's blushes has changed slightly since I placed my order. I have one of the old compacts, but you can see what this blush looks like now HERE.

H&M Make Me Blush Blusher in Sweet Rose
(retail: $4.95, 0.25 oz)

Review & Swatches: Sinful Colors Teal the End, Race Rubber and Prime Purple

If you're reading this on Friday afternoon, you've got a little over a day left to take advantage of the Sinful Colors $0.99 sale at Walgreens, which ends on Saturday evening (8/23). I wanted to show you the three polishes I purchased from the various Fall 2014 collections that are now at Walgreens and Rite Aid, so let's take a look!

NOTE: It appears that some of the Fall 2014 collection polishes are not ringing up as part of the Walgreens $0.99 sale this week. The ad in this week's circular does not state any exceptions, so you may have to ask a sales associate to enter the discount manually at checkout (this is at the store's discretion though, so if they say they can't do it, you might want to try another location and hopefully you'll have better luck).

Sinful Colors Teal the End, Race Rubber and Prime Purple
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.5 oz)

HOT New Deals on Makeup and Nail Polish

Have I got some hot beauty deals to share with you today! The full list, after the jump....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: NEW eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm Sphere in Coconut Milk

If you missed my previous posts, eos has just released a new line of lip balms called Visibly Soft. There are two flavors in this new line and I found Coconut Milk at my local Target (they're also popping up at Walgreens, Ulta, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and other retailers). If you're looking for these at Target, I found mine in the regular lip balm section (in the cough and cold aisle). My Target didn't have the other flavor yet (Vanilla Mint).

I've been wearing this lip balm day and night for almost two weeks now, so here's my verdict...

NEW eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm Sphere in Coconut Milk
(retail: around $3.29, 0.25 oz)

Mally Beauty on HauteLook NOW

For the first time ever, Mally Beauty is on HauteLook starting NOW (8AM Pacific on 8/21):

You can click here to view everything! This sale ends Monday, 8/25 at 8AM Pacific.

Thanks to longtime reader Kratrina of All the Beautiful Colors for the tip!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spotted: Sally Hansen Limited Edition Xtreme Wear Create & Ornate Collection

Thanks to four lovely readers for this one! There's a brand new limited edition Xtreme Wear collection now hitting stores (it's popping up at Kmart and it should be available elsewhere soon) and I've got tons of pics, and a link to swatches to share with you today!

First up, thanks to my pal Nicole (@brackett0701 on Instagram) for sharing these pics of the display:

image credit: Nicole for Nouveau Cheap
Sally Hansen Fall 2014 Limited Edition Xtreme Wear Create & Ornate Collection

This feels like a holiday collection to me but since it's still August, I'm guessing it might officially be a Fall 2014 collection. 

There are four limited edition mattes in this collection and four limited edition shredded metallic glitters (aka shards). Keep reading for a closer look!

Coming This Fall: Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners

Thanks to reader @courtneyybabee11 on Instagram for the tip that Milani posted another sneak peek on their Instagram today. Check these beauties out:

image source: Milani Instagram page
Coming This Fall: Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners

From Milani:
Coming out this Fall, our new Constellation Gel Eyeliners will take your #makeup to starry heights!

I think these might possibly be the most beautiful gel liners I've ever seen. Anyone agree?

Thank again, Courtney, for the heads-up! 

Reminder: Walgreens Friends & Family Event TODAY ONLY (8/20)

Just a reminder that the Walgreens Friends & Family Event is going on TODAY ONLY (8/20), online and in-store. Remember that you get 20% off NON-SALE purchases only with this code. Click the image above to grab your coupon if you're going to use this discount in-store (enter code FAMILY20 on the Walgreens website).

Keep reading for some tips and suggestions...

The Wednesday Question

What was your latest drugstore beauty purchase, and what do you think of it (so far)?

My latest drugstore beauty purchase was a few of the Sinful Colors Fall 2014 limited edition polishes, which I actually bought before the $0.99 Sinful Colors sale at Walgreens (ugh, don't you hate that?). I'll be swatching those polishes this week though, so I'll tell you my thoughts in my post!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coming Soon to a Drugstore near You: Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (and More)

So we already know that the new Color Sensational Matte Lipsticks are coming, but today I have some more exciting news for you regarding other upcoming releases from Maybelline!

Thanks so much to reader Tara (@taraaroth on Instagram) for sharing the following pics. Tara spotted these in a circular that she received in the mail this week featuring new products from Maybelline. Check it out:

Image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
NEW Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

I first posted about this product back at the beginning of June, but guess what? The Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is finally coming to the US! The UK has had this for a while now and the UK version comes in three shades. If you haven't seen the brush for this brow mascara yet, CLICK HERE. It is quite unique! As Tara mentioned, this might be a nice, low-cost alternative to Benefit Gimme Brow. The brush sort of reminds of the Japanese brand K-Palette's 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara.

UPDATE: Thanks to reader 77 Ward for letting us know that this product is now available for purchase on the Harmon Face Values website ($5.99) in the following shades: Blonde, Soft Brown and Deep Brown (different shade names than the UK shades I linked to above).

One more new Maybelline product, after the jump...


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