When it comes to budget beauty buys you can really find some great products that perform just as well as high end products.The drugstore can be overwhelming at times, that’s why it’s important to do your research! The site ‘Makeup Alley’ comes in use when referring to product reviews. It gives each product a 1-5 star rating and users can add their own reviews! I find it very helpful when I want a non biased opinion.
Revlon make great products that perform just as well as most high end brands, I am currently a big fan of their Color burst lip gloss in ‘Bellini’. Bellini is a milky toned peach gloss with slight shimmer. It looks equally as beautiful applied alone or over lipstick.
Drugstore skincare can be more challenging, as most drugstore products don’t contain a good SPF as well as beneficial ingredients . The Olay Total effects daily moisturizer is one of my favorites as it’s Non-Comedogenic, oil free and has a ton of antioxidants.
When buying a moisturizer it’s always important to try to find one that does more than just hydrate your skin but if you are just in the market for a moisturizer that just hydrates the skin, then I would recommend Cetaphil as it is fragrance free and contains no lanolins or parabens.
Splurging on items such as mascara is a ‘no no’ as they dry out within 3 months. Maybelline and L’oreal make some of the best mascara I’ve tried. L’oreal Telescopic and Maybelline The Rocket volum’ Express are some of my top picks!
Which drugstore products do you rate?
Are you trying to get a flawless glow this spring season with your complexion? WHO ISN’T?! We all want one, and guess what?! You can get one, easy-peasy.
Using products like cleansers, face polishes, moisturizer, or hydrating primer is a great way to get the glow you’re after. Brands like Makeup Forever, Origins, Laura Mercier, and and Fresh make great products for this, so check out Sephora for them today!
Pantone declared emerald green the color of the year, and we couldn’t love their decision more! What gave the capital city of Oz its signature color is making a comeback!
Executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, describes this lush shade of green as “vivid, verdant and promoting balance and harmony”. Eiseman assured us that emerald can be easily applied to your wardrobe as well as to your interior design. Emerald is making its debut in many designers’ Spring 2013 collections, such as Tracey Reese and Nanette Lepore. Sephora is launching a 2013 Color of the Year Collection, appearing on shelves in March. Home good retailers, such as JC Penney, are incorporating Pantone Emerald into their product lines this season through bedding, accessories, pillows and towels.
Although retailers and designers have embraced Pantone’s color choice, this bold definitely received some mixed reviews in the fashion community. What do you think? Will you be “going green” in style this season?
Have you tried Birch Box yet? If you haven’t heard of it, Birch Box is a new beauty product trend that is super clever and very cool!
When you sign up, you get to choose a bunch of sample sized products. They have everything you could want, from makeup to skincare to hare to even fragrance samples.
This is a great idea if you’re looking to try new products but not ready to fully commit and actually purchase them yet. Birch Box showcases a ton of great brands, like Kate Spade, Smashbox, Origins, Tweezerman, and Stila – just to name a few!
This is a monthly subscription and you also get expert advice and earn points with every purchase. This is a great option to try new beauty products to find what is just right for you!
There’s nothing worse than a hot muggy summers day in the city. The only thing that can make it that much worse is smelling someones overpowering perfume scent. It’s so difficult to find the perfect perfume for summer, and lets face it perfume is definitely a MUST on those hot days. Summer is all about light scents and freshness!
Check out this article to find your perfect fragrance
Remember the good ol’ days when summer consisted of laying by the pool working on your tan? Unfortunately, not all of us have still have that luxury . Don’t fear BRONZER IS HERE! It’s time to take advantage of all the bronzers out there and fake it till you make it. There are so many good quality bronzers that every working girl needs to take advantage of this summer.
Here are some of our favs:
This bronzer gives you a nice dark base tan. There is no glitter in it so it gives you a great neutral/natural tan look.
This duo adds a bit of shimmer and glitter to your cheeks. It illuminates your natural glow while making you look extremely sunkissed.
Since this bronzer is in powder form it evens out your skin tone with a beautiful bronzed look.
Red lips will never go out of style. However, red lips are hard to rock all day. Red lips tend to bleed and feather throughout the day but luckily we have a tip for you that will help the color stay and not stray.
Before you put on your fav red lipstick apply powder to your lips! We know this sounds crazy but it actually prevents the bleeding and feathering. Also apply a bit of concealer around the lip line. Use these tips and you can strut around all day without a worry in the world.
Lets face it the summer heat and humidity does NOT do good things for our hair. Luckily there are some hot trends that allow us to get the hair out of our face and off of our backs this summer.
Try a sleek pony tail. This look is so simple yet so classic. In our opinion the higher pony tail the better. If you don’t want just a regular pony tail try curling the pony tail with your curling iron!
Fish tail braids are so in! The care free look is perfect for summer…and there is no need to have the perfect fish tail braid because the messy look is definitely in.
Try a nice top-knot bun. Let everyone see that pretty face of yours! Just twist it up and you are ready for a night on the town. This is a great day to night look.
Bored with your hair? We can all relate to this…but a great way to spice up your look is to add a little bit of color to your do! This creates a care free summer look. However, no permanent dye is necessary! You can achieve this look without actually dying your hair! The secret is hair chalk, this can be found at most beauty supply shops. The best part is the chalk comes in a variety of colors so you don’t have to choose to just one! Now you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair with dye, and you can wash it out whenever you please. You can apply the chalk to the ends of your hair or to your whole head if you want….the decision is yours!
If you thought that 90′s style was totally out you may be totally wrong! Goth Lips are heavely in these days. No need to throw out your bright pinks and corals, but you may be in need for a quick trip to the closest Sephora! Thats right, your lips may be in need for a little Courtney Love circa 1993 makeover! Its the dark purple, red-wine type colors that are in right now. From celebs on the red carpet to models on the runway, it can be seen everywhere! So stop what your doing and run to the pharmacy ASAP!