Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

And happy holidays to you and yours!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Real Techniques

Just about everyone knows what I mean when I say pixi woo on YouTube! Well Samantha Chapman has (well a while ago) come out with a brush line. I decided to finally take the plunge and purchase some when the real techniques site had 50% off!

I decided to purchase the sets so that I could try more of the brushes out at once. The sets usually run about $14-$18 depending on sales and where you purchase them from.

I must say that they live up to all I'd the hype I've heard! I really like that the sets come with their own brush holder/travel roll to make storage easy. In addition to that, you can fit extra brushes in the cases as well. 

I ended up only spending $50 for all of my brushes with the 50% off deal. If anyone would like to see a full review please let me know.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Coastal Scents Black Friday

Coastal Scents has some of the best sales year round so I did not need much but I just couldn't say no to buying something!

The entire site was 50% off!!!! I have a bunch of the hot pots but I just had to have more. Lol. I went through my stash and picked up some new colors. I already have the creative me palette, and a bunch of neutrals so I added a few more bold colors (and a few more neutrals). I picked up:

1. Persian Green
2. Deep Viridian
3. Medieval Gold
4. Black Berry
5. New Penny
6. Chocolate Berry
7. Nude
8. Amber Bronze

I also have been wanting to try some of the beautiful glitters. The glitters all come in a sifter top jar with a screw lid. I picked up:

1. Starburst (yellow)
2. Black Out (black)
3. Bejeweled (teal)
4. Sparkling Chrome (silver)
5. Ruby Slipper (red)

Last but not least, I picked up three brushes.

1. BR-C-S16 (angled eyeliner brush)
2. BR-C-S17 (small angled brush)
3. BR-250 (pro blending brush)

Including shipping I was under $30 for everything. Take that MAC! Lol.

Sedona Lace

Sedona Lace is an awesome company that sells some amazing makeup brushes. One set in particular has been calling my name for the longest. The MakeupByRenRen Vortex brushes to be exact. Because these brushes were $90, I was a bit iffy on making the purchase. I'm not by any means afraid to purchase quality but being since I couldn't touch and feel them before purchasing I was a little apprehensive.

On Black Friday, Sedona Lace had a repeat of its last years sale. 50% off the entire site! I decided to take the plunge and buy this brush set. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing the one with the zipper brush belt but since I have a MAC brush belt that I like, it's okay.

The shipping was extremely fast! I made the purchase late on Thursday thanksgiving night and received them on the following Monday afternoon!

I haven't had the opportunity to use them for long but I can tell you that they are very well made and sooo soft! At only $45, I'm glad I made the investment!

I also picked up one of the brushes from the midnight lace collection called the synthetic eye shading brush #305. It is soft as well. As a free gift for being one of the first 4,000 orders on Black Friday, I received a black liquid eye liner pen.

If Sedona Lace runs this sale again, I will purchase ALL of the brush sets.