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Buying Stuff: Episode 15

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Beauty boxes are rolling in as we speak.  I’m going to use more of the products before I do any reviews.  Because I am a professional, and that is how I run this bloggin business.

To tide you over, I have a teeny haul to share.  I went to Sephora under the guise of needing a free mask sample.  And while I did get one (GlamGlow Supermud, to be exact), a few other products mysteriously, miraculously found their way into my basket.  They are these:

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I’ve been rather impressed with my tiny sample of the Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray.  And then I discovered they have an oily skin version called De-Slick.  I’m been having some issues in the t-zone area, which I am not liking one bit.  Using my setting powder, then spritzing the spray has been helping somewhat.  Just imagine what a specified oily skin spray could do!  I mean, I don’t know because I haven’t used it yet, but just IMAGINE.

I’m not saying I have a shopping problem or anything, I’m simply telling you I bought the Cover|FX Mattifying Primer on the Sephora website, then after work that day I went into the Sephora store and bought the Cover|FX Mattifying Primer.  Somehow, in the short span between leaving work and arriving at the mall, I had forgotten what I’d purchased.  No judging allowed.  This is a friendly, safe environment.

But in my defense, I really wanted to try this primer.  I’m desperate to rid my skin of an oily t-zone.  I used it once last weekend and it did pretty good.  I did not have to blot, where usually I will at least once if not twice during a workday.  So that’s rather successful if you ask me.  As soon as I finish the Napoleon Perdis primer I’m currently using, I will get back to the Cover|FX.  And then of course, I will return my extra tube and apply that $16 towards something else.  Because a refund is out of the question.

Shopping problem?  No.  Not at all.

Someone on YouTube said the Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tints were amazing.  Hearing the word ‘amazing’ immediately makes my cat ears stand up straight.  I love amazing things.  I live for amazing.  So naturally I had to have this, and rightnownotlater.  Decided to go for the darkest shade they have, Blackcurrant, because tints are very sheer and I prefer color.  And man, was that the best decision ever.  It’s a purple-y plum, but very natural looking.  It shows up on your lips, so it’s obvious you’re wearing a dark color, but it’s not dark.  Do you get what I’m saying?  It’s like going goth, but not making a full commitment.

Oh but wait, there’s more!  The formula on these is TO. DIE. FOR.  I can’t even explain it properly.  It just feels good to wear them.  Like a hug, but lips only.  Comforting, soft, gentle, hydrating and lovely.  And if that doesn’t get your attention, there is Resveratrol in the center, and that’s an antioxidant found in red wine.  Red wine!  I don’t even know what that means, but they said red wine and now nothing else matters.

Last item in the haul is a sample jar of the Perricone MD Photo Plasma day cream.  I took a peek of the insides, and I’m not gonna lie when I say the primary reason for purchasing this was because it looked like a delicious strawberry mousse.  Second primary reason is because it was in those Beauty-To-Go bins right by the register and I was in line for a minute too long.  However, that’s all beside the point.

I used this on Sunday, and while it looks very light and airy in the jar, it doesn’t apply that way.  It smooths out just fine, but it dries kind of sticky, and then it takes forever for it to absorb completely.  Other reviews are back and forth on this product’s greatness.  Some feel exactly like me (the RIGHT answer), and some feel this is the most brilliant thing they’ve ever used (clearly wrong).  I dunno.  Kind of wish I could take it back, but I threw out the box because I never expected not to like it.  I mean, STRAWBERRY MOUSSE!  It should have been just like strawberry mousse.

On a positive note, when my skin gets drier in the winter time, this product might actually work better.  So since I’m forced to hold onto it, that’s the new plan.  Then I will report back in an Empties post to keep you all informed.  Again, I am a professional and this is how I do things.

As for that sample of the GlamGlow mask – you know, the reason for going into Sephora in the first place – let me tell you a story.  I had one of those horrible under the skin pimples right on my chin, red, sore and angry.  I was looking for something that would draw out the gunk, to try to heal the zit faster.  Sephora lady directs me to the GlamGlow display and points out the SuperMud Clearing Treatment.  Full size is $69, which I knew already, but she offered up a sample and I gratefully accepted.  Fast forward two days, and my pimple is gone.  As in, magically disappeared off my face.  Normally this kind of pimple sticks around for at least a week, where I proceed to press around on it, play with it, squeeze and pick at it.  But not this time.  This time I got it, and I got it good.  Needless to say, there’s a GlamGlow in my shopping cart in the very near future.

One more teeny haul:

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More Makeup Geek eyeshadows!  I have a 27-slot Z-Palette that only has 5 slots filled, so naturally I can’t go around looking like that.  Adding these 5 makes my total 10, and that is math and now you’re officially prepared to live life.

Shades I got (from top to bottom) are Cosmopolitan (rose gold), Beaches and Cream (matte browbone shade), Pop Culture (iridescent lavender), Mermaid (teal with gold shimmer), and Rockstar (silver with purple iridescence).  I really like the eyeshadows.  They’re blendable, which is my #1 important eyeshadow factor.  If you can’t blend out, then I don’t want you.  Even if you are the perfect shade of Heaven.  Unless that is sacrilegious, and in that case I’ll take a hundred.

Enough talky.  More later.

Buying Stuff: Episode 9

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Lawd. Help me. And stop sending me Ulta 20% off coupons.

I just can’t let a good coupon go to waste though. I even have three Sephora coupons waiting for me, and I’m literally freaking out. My heart tells me to go shopping but my brain gives me the stink eye. Ugh, the struggle.

Alright, let’s just ignore all that business and get started with the haul. Here’s a few things I picked up from Sephora last week:

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The first thing there is a 100 point perk item so it was free. Yay for free, am I right? Kind of was expecting a bit bigger bottle but I’m thinking it might last longer than I’m expecting. It’s the Ole HenriksenTruth Serum. You know how I love my serums. I’d probably buy a tube of slug trail if someone told me it was a serum. Sad, but embarrassingly true.

Anyway this stuff is full of vitamin C and is supposed to smooth out my fine lines and prevent further skin damage. So we will see. I’m excited to use it cuz the B5 gel moisturizer I have says it works very well with vitamin C treatments. I don’t know why, but you tell me it’s so then IT. IS. SO.

Next thing is a travel size tube of Givenchy Noir Couture mascara. It has a really unique wand, but that’s not really why I bought it. I bought it cuz it is Givenchy, and I don’t own any Givenchy, and as you know I need to own all the things.

I know. I’m ridiculous.

But I did use it, and it was nice. Not the most amazing thing I’ve ever owned, but definitely not the worst. It does say if I’d use it everyday for 4 weeks, I could have visibly curled, volumized and lengthened lashes. I’m about 97.37753% certain I’m not using this everyday for 4 weeks. My 15 billion other mascaras won’t let me.

Speaking of other mascaras, next item is the Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara. This stuff is pretty good. The brush is definitely unique but it can make your lashes clumpy if you’re not careful. I recommend only a few passes through the lashes and then moving on with your day. It gives really really nice length so you don’t need to spend light years swiping this on anyway.

Next item is another freebie, one of the samples you always get free with your order. I picked the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Sleeping Mask. You put this on over your moisturizer before bed. In other words, I’ve added yet another step to my nightly skin care routine. I’m up to 18 steps now or something like that. My husband knows when I say I’m going to take my makeup off, he won’t see me for at least 45 minutes. But when I look 40 when I’m 80, who’ll be whining then? He will, but only if he’s blind. And stupid.

Last item is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the color Dim Light. This powder is all the rage right now. And whether it works or doesn’t work makes no difference to me. Everyone has it so immediately I need it. Hell if I’m gonna be left out. I’ll see to that!

This was pretty expensive. And if it bathes me in flattering light, I wouldn’t know. I work in an office under a fluorescent tube all day. Nothing penetrates that shit. But the point is owning all the things, and really people, what more do you expect out of me?

Here’s more stuff:

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YouTube is so evil. I would never know this $98 bottle of Perricone MD Blue Plasma existed otherwise. But now that I know, I can’t unknow so look what’s sitting on my bathroom counter. Hmmmphf.

But regardless, Blue Plasma is a daily leave-on exfoliant that’s supposed to replace your old face with a new one. So if that’s gonna cost me $98 so be it.

Last adorable little thing is this Tarte cheek stain in the color Fearless. I loved this. The application is easy and the color looks so natural on the skin. I do not regret for one second buying this off some stranger on eBay who probably touched it all over with his fingers. I mean, it is pretty cute. It’d be hard not to.

That’s it for now, lovies. I have more new things, but at this point it’s really just an everyday normal thing in my life. Chances are, if there’s a day when I don’t have a new thing you need to be very very suspicious. And send gift cards immediately.