Friday, February 3, 2012

January 2012 Favorites

Hey guys, January 2012 was definitely an interesting month for me. Last week was my birthday so I was celebrating all week long! But this month I was trying A LOT of new products and new drugstore releases along with some things that were recently clearanced in sales at the drugstores. So here are the favorites.

Milani Multitasker in Light Tan (good alternative if you are MAC NC40 in powder foundation)
Elf Eyelid Primer (great and cheap primer)
Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadow in Night Sky
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal
Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush (love this for my cream blushes) pictured above
Carmindy Cream Blush in Bloom pictured above

Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
EOS Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
Carmindy Concealer in Medium
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstorm
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush

LA Girls Glitter Addict in Flash
Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Racy Green
Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Instantaneous Blue
Covergirl Lip Perfection in Sultry (MLBB HG STATUS*** <3)
Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie
Milani Creme Brulip in Strawberry Shortcake

I hope you guys had a great January!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

CVS Milani 75% off Sale HUGE Haul

CVS is having a massive Milani sale right now. I believe it is to make room for many new products. Here is what I got. There are lots of products on sale right now like blushes, lipsticks, concealers and etc. Nouveau Cheap's blog has a full list of the products just in case your CVS did not mark down the items. None of the CVS's I went to knew about the sale, I pretty much surprised the cashier with all these items LOL.

CVS isn't the only store having a Milani clearance, Duane Reade (Walgreens of NYC) is also discounting many Milani products as well as other makeup brands. There are some different items in this clearance, like the Tantastic bronzers, some runway eyeshadows, and different nailpolish colors that CVS doesn't carry. My favorite base coat is on clearance so I decided to stock up. I hope it is not being discontinued.

Make sure you guys check out these awesome sales! :)

And if you guys did, let me know what you guys picked up!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Black Radiance Downtown Browns Swatches

When I saw this product on Nouveau Cheap I thought it was by wet n wild but actually its Black Radiance. I have never tried Black Radiance before but I have been really loving wet n wild eyeshadows for their amazing texture, pigmentation, and lasting power. I found that these eyeshadows are exactly like the same as the wet n wild eyeshadows but are different colors. I actually prefer these colors since they are neutral browns and suited everyday use.

This palette looks like Wet N Wild's Comfort Zone because of appearance, however the colors are not the same at all. The colors look like purples and greens but however when swatched and worn they look brow.n I really love how richly pigmented the colors in this palette are, the only shade that I did not find as pigmented is the crease color on the left side, however when worn in my crease I noticed that this one gave me the least fallout while applying.


I would have to say that this palette has some MAC dupes. The left eyelid color looks like Satin Taupe, the right eyelid color like MAC Sketch and right crease color like MAC Beauty Marked. My favorite colors are both of the browbone and accent colors.

Price wise, the cost was $7.49 at Duane Reade. There were $1 off coupons next to the displays but valid for Walgreens, however the cashier accepted it. Wet N Wild's Comfort Zone costs $5, however I feel that this Black Radiance palette is a little bit more pigmented than the Wet N Wild.

Overall, I think this eye shadow palette is good for its pigmentation, colors, value, and longevity. The only issue I had with this palatte was the fall out I got while applying the eyeshadows on my eyes. I see this palette as more as a smokey brown look than the nude browns but it stll is very versatile.

I hope this review was helpful. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Collective Haul

Hey guys I'm excited to share a huge haul that I had yesterday. I will be reviewing some of these products on my blog next, so stay tuned :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Follow Me on Instagram: babygirlrina

Hey Bloggers. Ever since I got my iPhone I have been obsessed with the Instagram app. It's kind of like a twitter but uses pictures instead of a tweet. I have been posting pictures of my past hauls, reviews, and things of interest.

Here are some of my last instagram posts:

Follow me - babygirlrina

Hope to see you guys on instagram too