Haul: Eyes Lips Face Columbus Day Sale

24 October 2010
My lil' ELF cosmetics haul :)
Eyes Lips Face (or ELF for short) had a great  50% off of everything Columbus Day weekend sale recently. There isn't a wide selection of ELF available in stores, so when they have sales like this, I highly recommend that you take advantage of them! I love saving money, and who can pass getting already affordable $1 cosmetics for 50 cents each?! I'll be testing these out this week and doing a review later on =) I spent a total of $13.05 on all of this, which isn't that bad for all I got! :) Everything cost me 50 cents each, except for the studio kabuki which was $2.50 on sale, and the studio blush which was $1.50 on sale. I almost spent more on shipping ($6.95) than I did on the goodies!

Here's what I ordered:
Shimmer Pencil in 7606 Grassy Green
Shimmer Pencil in 7607 in Twinkle Teal
Shimmer Pencil in 7608 Plum Passion
Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in 7301 Coffee
Eyelid Primer 7501 Sheer
Zit Zapper 7801
Studio Blush in 83135 Berry Merry
Studio Kabuki Face Brush
Shimmer Pencils: Plum Passion, Twinkle Teal, & Grassy Green

Cocoa Eyeliner Pen, Eyeshadow Primer, Zit Zapper

Studio Kabuki Face Brush, Studio Berry Merry Blush

FOTD: A Great Day for Colors

16 October 2010
This is my Face of the Day from yesterday. I used my 120 color palette for this look. I hadn't done a rainbow look in a while, and it was Friday so I was in a great mood, so I thought I would let it shine through my makeup. :)

Fave Fridays: Wet n Wild Mega Mixers Pina Colada Flavored Lip Balm

15 October 2010
On Fridays, I'm going to share some of my favorite, go-to, & often-found-in-my-purse products. :) This week, its a cute little lip balm from Wet N Wild. The flavor is Pina Colada. (If you know me, you know that I loooove anything that smells like pineapple/coconut/pina colada, heehee) It goes on clear, it moisturizes my lips nicely, and it smells divine. The taste is okay.. not the best pina colada I've ever had. ;D It kind of has a waxy taste, but I'll continue to use it, just because its the only Pina Colada lip balm that I've found for 99 cents!

*The lipbalm featured in this post was purchased by me; no form of compensation was received for this post.

Benefit Stay Put Mini Set Swatches

05 October 2010

I ordered this sweet little deal off Sephora.com, where it is exclusively available as a limited edition. This cute little set contains mini sizes of three different Benefit products: Stay Don't Stray eyeshadow primer, Erase paste concealer, and RSVP cream eyeshadow. They are generous little sizes, for $10. They cost me about $16, with shipping. Swatches below, review to come!

From left to right: Eye Primer, Concealer, Eyeshadow
(with flash)

From left to right: Eye Primer, Concealer, Eyeshadow
Indoor, no flash

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser Review

03 October 2010
I bought this at my local Walmart for under $6. I been using it for about 3 weeks now so I feel I've tested it enough to give an accurate review.

Details on the Packaging:
Clears breakouts and reduces redness. Salicylic Acid Acne Medication With 100% Natural Green Tea
Product Description

This cleanser deep cleans to gently remove dirt and make-up and helps maintain skin's moisture balance.


Wet face. Apply a generous amount of product over face and neck with fingertips. Rinse with water. Use daily for best results. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water. Use with Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub.
Product Claims

Dermatologist Tested • Hypoallergenic • Non-Comedogenic • Dermatologist Tested • Not Tested on Animals • Does not contain animal ingredients • Formulated without Parabens and Phthalates
*Product description from product website

My Experience
My skin hasn't always been so easy to please. I'm actually really impressed with this cleanser! I absolutely LOVE the refreshing green tea scent.. It reminds me of my old favorite shampoo, Suave Green Tea & Jasmine, now discontinued, so now I look forward to using the cleanser, just so I can get a whiff of that lovely aroma.

When I apply this too my face, I make sure my face is already a little wet, but not too much, because the cleanser doesn't seem to lather as well if your face is soaked. When it comes to how much you use, less is more. It has a nice pump that makes it easy to get the product out. It doesn't take a lot for your face to feel clean and refreshed with this cleanser. I massage it in circular motions all over my face, and then rinse with lukewarm water. It seems to reduce redness, and doesn't leave my skin dry at all, just clean, smooth, and pretty. :)

Since I've been using this cleanser, I haven't experienced any breakouts at all! I'm amazed at that alone. I noticed though, that I did get a breakout on my forehead and chin after I didn't use it a couple of days, but that was my fault because I was sick and got lazy. :P

Price: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

There aren't many St. Ive Products I don't like. The reasons being the quality of their products for their GREAT prices! I also love the fact that all their products are cruelty free, and do not contain parabens or phthalates. However, for me, their Green Tea cleanser stands above the rest, and it is now one of my skin care staples!

This concludes my first review. Yay! Next I'll be posting the review of the Green Tea Scrub that complements the cleanser so well!

*I purchased this product with my own money. Remember, this review is my personal experience with this product. Your results may be different than mine, and contributing factors could be your skin care routine and makeup habits.
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