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Friday, May 29, 2015

Swatches of All Ten New Maybelline Colorsensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks

I still haven't found any of the ten new permanent shades in the Maybelline Colorsensational Creamy Matte line (or ANY of the new Maybelline cosmetics I posted about HEREHEREHERE, and HERE) in my area yet, but that's not stopping me from sharing some beautiful swatches with you today! Thanks to three lovely readers, I have arm swatches and even a few lip swatches  for you, so let's get right into it.

NOTE: I've heard from a few readers who have spotted some of these shades (not all ten) at Target this week, but so far Walmart seems to be where most people are finding all ten new shades right now. Hopefully they'll hit the usual drugstores within the new week or two, since I believe the "official" release date on these shades is the first week of June. 

image credit: Brooke for Nouveau Cheap
Maybelline Colorsensational Creamy Nudes
New Shades vs. Original Shades
(not pictured: Blushing Pout)

(I just noticed that I misspelled Lust for Blush in this pic. Sorry about that!) Many thanks to reader Brooke for the above swatches. Brooke found nine of the ten new Creamy Matte shades in her area (the only new shade she couldn't find was Blushing Pout, which you'll see further down in this post) and not only did she swatch them for us, she also shared swatches of some of the original, existing shades so that we can compare. So helpful!

Look how vibrant and bright those pinks (and that purple) are. Wow! I'm sort of getting a MAC Candy Yum Yum and Kelly Yum Yum vibe from Electric Pink and Pink Sugar. How about you?

Keep reading for more swatches...

Coastal Scents & BH Cosmetics Sales

Two nice deals to share with you today if you're in the mood for some online hauls:

Thanks to reader @rashi on Instagram for the tip that now through 11AM EST on 6/5, all Coastal Scents Hot Pots (eyeshadows and concealers) are $0.99 each on the Coastal Scents website (regularly $1.95). You can calculate shipping once you put something in your cart (it should be $4.05 if you use US First Class). Free shipping on orders $50+. 

As you probably lnow, Coastal Scents has LOTS of dupes in their Hot Pot line. The charts on THIS POST are extremely helpful to get an idea of which shade are dupes/lookalikes. And FYI, Hot Pots are the exact same size as standard MAC pans.

Keep reading for the details on the BH Cosmetics deal...

Up to 70% Off Pixi Beauty (Plus an Additional 20% Off + Free Shipping on Orders $25!)

Thanks so much to readers @rosamy13 on Instagram and @ZombieMetroAnt on Twitter for the tips about this one!

Now through 5/31, receive up to 70% off all of the Pixi Beauty items HERE, no code required. Plus, you get free shipping on orders $25+.

But that's not all..

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: ArtBin Sew-lutions Slim Line Case (DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette)

Well I finally did it! If you caught my original post about these affordable little DIY makeup palettes, then you know that I was really excited to FINALLY, after all these years, try my hand at depotting. At under $5, I couldn't resist picking up one of these ArtBin cases at my local Joann store a few weeks back.

So how did it work for me? What did I depot? Am I happy with the entire experience? Will I continue to depot in the future?

Keep reading for the answers to these questions (and more)...

Today Only (5/28): 50% Off Laura Geller and Vita Liberata

Thanks so much to readers @natural_beauty1975 and @lizethdcontreras and on Instagram for this Laura Geller tip:

Today only (5/28) on the Laura Geller website, receive 50% off all of the items on THIS PAGE with code GMA2015 at checkout. Free shipping on orders $50+ ($7.95 on orders under $50).

Also, GMA has another great deal today only (5/28) on Vita Liberata. Click here and enter code GMA at checkout to receive 50% off sitewide (everything, including clearance items) on the Vita Liberata website. Free standard US shipping on orders $50+ ($6.50 on orders under $50).

Thanks again, @lizethdcontreras and @natural_beauty1975, for the tip about the Laura Geller deal!

Too Faced Soul Mates Bronzing Blushes 50% Off Now Through 5/30

Thanks to those of you here on the blog and on social media for sharing this tip! In case you didn't get the email from Too Faced today:

Now through 5/30, the Soul Mates Blushing Bronzers are 50% off on the Too Faced website, no code required. Also, you get two free samples with every order, and free shipping on orders $50+. And you can also enter code 57H8O4CCLWRP at checkout for a free mini Lip Injection with any order.

If you haven't been able to find these at your local Nordstrom Rack (they're $11.97 there), at least you can get them for 50% off and, unlike when Ulta did this, it's not a one-day-only event. You have some time to think about it (although I wouldn't wait too long, in case they sell out!).

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to share this tip!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review: L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in Aphrodite Kiss

Back in December, L'Oreal released this display for the new limited edition Infallible Pro Matte Glosses (not to be confused with the Infallible Pro Last 2-Step Lip Colors). I've heard rumors that these are eventually going to become part of the permanent Infallible lip color line, although I have not received any confirmation of that just yet. Either way, I thought you might like to see my thoughts about the shade I purchased about two months ago at Rite Aid. I've seen the display for these (there are six shades in the range) in my local drugstores even to this day, so I know they're still out there. Either way, let's take a look...

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in Aphrodite Kiss
(retail: $8.99, 0.21 oz.)

Keep reading for my full review...

Sephora Sun Safety Kit vs. Sephora Inside JCPenney Sun Safety Kit

I'm sure most of you already know this by now, but Sephora as a new Sun Safety sampler set for Summer 2015, available both in-store and on the Sephora website ($32; $155 value). But did you know that Sephora inside JCPenney stores also have their own, exclusive Sun Safety Kit, which is a bit different than the regular Sephora kit?

Today I'd like to compare both kits for you, which I'm able to do thanks to reader Liz (@lizw217 on Instagram). Liz spotted the Sephora inside JCPenney Sun Safety Kit in her area last week and kindly share some pics and info with us. So let's do a quick comparison.

First, the Sephora Sun Safety Kit:

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Sephora Sun Safety Kit
(retail: $32 at Sephora; available in-store and online)

Keep reading for more info and a comparison of the two kits...

Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers for $5.99 + Free Shipping

If you're a fan of Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers (these are basically the only tweezers I use), then you need to know about this one:

Right now on the website, this Tweezerman set, which includes a Mini Slant Tweezer and Mirror, is just $5.99 + free shipping, no minimum order required. 

As someone who loses her tweezers on a regular basis (don't even ask just happens!), I can absolutely confirm that Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers retail for $13.99 at most retailers (and that's without a mirror). Whenever I lose mine, it's a crisis and there's no time for bargain hunting. I literally jump in the car and head to the nearest drugstore, prepared to pay full retail. So if you're like me, you know that this deal is fantastic, even if you plan to just use these as a back-up. Get them while you can, because I'm sure they'll sell out. 

(And because I always seem to get asked, is a trusted site that I have ordered from a zillion times without incident. They are the sister site to 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (5/24 - 5/30)

Your weekly wrap-up of drugstore beauty sales and more...


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