Saturday, March 13, 2010

Low Cost Shopping Spree

I went out today to get a haircut. Come to think of it, it was more of a maintenance trim. But, still my hair looks much better. My bangs are where they are supposed to be and the hair is lighter. I'll post pictures soon. Afterward I went to Wal-mart to innocently browse the cosmetic aisles. Innocently enough I ended getting several items. The good thing was that all my items came to a total of $22.83 after taxes.

St. Ives Timeless Skin-Apricot Scrub Renew and Firm ( $2.97 )

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I am a huge fan of St. Ives Products. I've been using them for a couple of years due to the good quality and affordable price. It doesn't hurt that the packaging has been re-vamped and now it looks super cute.

I am a big fan of the Apricot Scrub because I feel like it really goes deep into my pores and leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. This time around I decided to try the same product only in the renew and firm formula. Let's face it, as the years go by things start to get saggy. So, why not try to prevent it.

Bettina Eyelashes ( $2.97 )

I have no idea if these lashes are good or not. I got them because they include the glue and are cheap. I've never played around with falsies so I thought these would be good to practice with. Later on I'm sure I'll get better quality ones as well as DUO adhesive.

Covergirl Clean Foundation in Medium Light ( $4.00 )

I've been wanting to get a new foundation for a while now but, not because I'm tired of my current one. Sometimes I find myself trying out new looks and I use my MAC foundation. If I keep going at this rate I'll have to buy a new one really soon and I don't have $30.00 right now to spend on one bottle of foundation. I thought it would be good to try out an economically priced foundation ($4.00 on sale) to play around with at home. I just hope the shade matches me. :-)

After I have used it for a while I'll probably write a review :-)

N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny ( $2.72 )

I got this because I thought it would be good for practicing contouring.

N.Y.C. Metro Quartet Eyeshadows in Union Square ( $3.86 )

The colors can't be appreciated through the picture but, they are really pretty. They're ideal for an everyday neutral look.

Revlon Illuminance Creme shadow in Copper Canyon ( $4.82 )

I don't have any creme shadows so I thought why not. They were cheap, if you compare it to the Walgreen's price. I can also use them as base colors :-)

Sorry about the bad lighting in the pictures :-)

Let me know if you have purchased any of these items and what are your thoughts on them. :-)


  1. Yay! I'm glad it worked for you! :-)

    Great stuff! I hear a lot of good things about the St. Ives Scrub. I need to give it a try.

  2. I love make-up! Congratulation for your blog!It's really usefull!

  3. the revlon cream shadows tend to crease, use a very thin layer! :-)

  4. I have that bronzer as well. I like it a lot! Ive heard amazing things about that scrub, tell me how it worked out for you.

  5. Oh my goodness! I love St. Ives! I have been using the apricot scrubs for ever! I also love their clay mask and moisturizers!

  6. Thanks girls for all of your comments!

    I'll definitely be letting you know how the St. Ives Renew and Firm Scrub works.

    @Fintia==> You're so right about the Revlon Cream shadows. I layered the shadows and you could notice the creasing after a little while


  7. the St Ives Apricot scrub was my favorite for years when I was in high school and had trouble with my skin, and reading about it again makes me want to go out and buy it again! haha :) I hope it works as well for you as it did for me!


  8. ooohhh I love a good scrub, it's great for freshing up and getting rid of the dullest that is my skin at the mo, I swear by St Ives. Give's such a fab glow, but don't go mental overwise you will upset the balance of your skin. I did the some the other day, popped in to boots (I live in London) for some wet wipe's for my son and got a a load of nail vanish and make-up which I did'nt really need. It's nice to fresh it up for summer. Oooo I need to cut my bang's they are getting in my eye's alot :P xxxxx

  9. I'd love to see a review of the CG foundation..I've been thinking of giving it a try!

  10. @ spifftiff88==>I'll definitely try to write a review just as soon as I use the foundation a bit more.

    Thanks for the comment!

    You're girl is so cute!

  11. I remember using the St. Ives Microdermabrasion while I lived in the US and I loved it! It wass gentle yet it did a great work at thoroughly exfoliating my skin!

    I'm following you now as well! :)