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Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio in Picture Pop

Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio in Picture PopIf nail polish is the love of my life, I frequently have an affair with makeup. I love eyeshadow and lipstick, in particular, and have accumulated a fairly large collection of both over the years. Recently I’ve been trying to cut back on my makeup purchases. But when I saw this palette on HauteLook I just had to have it!

Picture Pop  contains 36 metallic eye shadows in a wide range of colors. I’ve been completely obsessed with the palette for almost a month now and have created everything from really natural eye looks to super smokey and colorful eye looks.

All of the shadows are very well pigmented and apply beautifully. Often I don’t even bother with a primer and still the color lasts all day (I do not have oily eyelids, though).

This is a great basic palette for anyone and while the normal $26 price tag would be completely worth it I got this from HauteLook for $8. Yes, $8. Might be the best $8 I ever spent.

The only negative thing about buying items from HauteLook is the slow shipping. It took a couple weeks for me to get this palette. (Also beauty products are not returnable)

I am obviously not a makeup blogger but I really love this palette and wanted to share. I have one other Pop Beauty shadow palette that I got about a year ago and love it as well. I definitely need to keep my eye on Pop Beauty. If you have any Pop Beauty products you really love please leave a comment so I can check out some more Pop Beauty products.

Along with this palette I did get a nail polish to try. I’ll be posting a review of that over on The Daily Varnish soon.

There are a few more picture below the jump!


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Shopping Diaries: NYC New York Color Rite Aid Haul

NYC is a brand that wasn’t really on my radar until earlier this year. Back in 2010 I discovered their nail polish and tried a few but as far as makeup goes I never gave the brand a second thought.

But then I tried the much talked about Sunny Bronzer. I fell in love instantly! It’s a perfect matte bronzer to use for contouring. Since I had such good luck with the bronzer I also gave their Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup a whirl. Again, I was impressed. It’s not an everyday foundation, and it wouldn’t be good for those with oily skin, but I have normal to dry skin and this is the perfect foundation for those light makeup days.

This week Rite Aid has all NYC cosmetics 40% off so I figured it was a perfect time to stock up on foundation and bronzer as well as try a couple new items. I picked up the Show Time volumizing mascara in Extreme Black. I’m a bit of a mascara snob (Clinqiue High Impact is my HG mascara) but I’m going out of town for Thanksgiving and wanted a less expensive mascara to take with me. I’m looking forward to giving this one a try!

The only other items I picked up were 2 nail polishes from the NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel line; Starry Silver and Broadway Burgundy. Both look super pretty in the bottle!

It’s worth pointing out that all of this cost me a whopping $7.15 thanks to Rite Aid’s 40% off sale. If you’ve yet to try anything from NYC this week is a good time to give it a shot!

I’d love to know if you have any favorite NYC products. I’m always up to trying new beauty products 🙂

Shopping Diaries: Lush Haul!

I discovered Lush while I was in college and ever since I have been hooked! Unfortunately for me, there is no Lush where I live (though Lush associates at 2 different stores told me a Lush store should be opening in Charlotte by the end of the year….but we’ll see about that!). So when I was in Atlanta over the weekend I went to the Lush in Macy’s at Lenox Square and also the free standing Lush store at the Perimeter Mall. I didn’t get a lot, but I did get a few things to supplement my current Lush stash.

For all the info on what I picked up check below the jump. I’d love to hear about your favorite Lush products! I’m always looking for new products to try.

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Shopping Diaries: New Drugstore Stuff July 2012

I’ve been loving the drugstore recently! Rite Aid is having an awesome sale this week on both NYC and Revlon plus I picked up a few things from CVS. Most of it is nail polish but that is certainly not unusual or shocking.

For all the details on what I bought check below the jump!

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Shopping Diaries: Ulta Haul (+ Why You Should Shop the Beauty Aisle at Your Grocery Store)

I’ve been doing a bit of shopping lately. Nothing major, but enough for a post. First of all, I picked up some beauty items during my weekly grocery trip for insanely cheap. My local grocery store is Harris Teeter. They were having a super double coupon week (meaning they double coupons up to $2). The second part of my haul is from Ulta (plus one item from Sephora).

For all my recent purchases check below the jump!

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Julep Maven: June 2012 (Boho Glam)

Can you believe this is my first Julep Maven box? Katie is usually the one who gets the boxes and sends polishes my way on occasion. So I was excited when I received this box in the mail today!

Katie sent this to me as a gift but she did let me pick out which box I wanted. I won’t even lie….I got this box because it has a polished called Daisy. As cliché as it is, The Great Gatsby  is one of my favorite books. How could I pass up the opportunity to have a polish named Daisy?

For the details of all the contents of this month’s Boho Glam box and a promo code to get your first Julep Maven box for a penny check below the jump!

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