Can you believe that we are half way through 2014? I can’t, its totally unbelievable to me. I already dread Fall. Speaking of Fall, I saw a Maybelline Fall 2013 display today at Rite Aid. That’s right, you heard me! I said 2013. That’s a “What the Heck” for ya!
It seems like everyone is stepping up their drugstore game for Spring 2014. Maybelline is no exception. I’ve ran into some displays at my local Meijer, Ulta and Rite Aid stores. Check it out!
Maybelline has released 6 shades of MasterGlaze cream blush sticks so far that I have seen. They are also releasing Master Hi-Light light boosting blushes and bronzers. I saw 4 blushes and 2 bronzers in the line.
New Color Show nail polish displays are appearing as well.
After a year of trying this and that from the drugstore I am ready to render my opinions on the Best of Beauty 2012: Drugstore Edition! Drugstore makeup has really stepped it up. There were some very exciting releases and some long time favorites as well. Check out what I found to be the best in drugstore beauty!!
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Oh my goodness, can you believe it’s been almost a year since I launched this blog and my Youtube channel? Time certainly does fly when you are having fun!
You all have been such a blessing to me over this year. I have made so many friends and I truly appreciate the time you take to read this blog, watch my Youtube videos and chat with me on Facebook and Twitter. Choosing to spend time with me makes my day and I hope I have brought a smile into your as well!!
I wanted to do something really special for you guys so I thought and thought about what would be an awesome giveaway for such an awesome group of people. I decided to give some of my favorite things away.
I love Tarte’s Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, but I don’t love the price. At $32, its kind of steep, but I got it with the foundation in a deal on QVC so it wasn’t so bad.
The dupe is very affordable. It is the Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzer brush. Its slightly smaller in width than Tarte’s brush, but it preforms the same. I love the both! The Eco Tools brush is $12.49 at Ulta and if you catch the right sale you can get the Eco Tools brushes buy one, get one 1/2 off. That deal is going on as I type, by the way!
I purchased all the items mention and as always, these are my own, honest opinions.
I picked up a few things from the Mac “Hey Sailor” collection. Initially, when I saw the collection, I decided to grab four items right off the bat, just to make sure that I didn’t miss out. I picked up the lipstick in To Catch a Sailor, the highlight powder in Crew, the eyeshadow in Barefoot and a Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board. Later, when things were released at the counters, I went in and purchased the lipstick in Red Racer and also the lipglass in Blessedly Rich to put on top of the To Catch a Sailor lipstick that I had purchased online. They are so pretty together! So, did you pick anything up from the collection? I’d love to know what you got or what you are planning to get!
Hard Candy Cosmetics used to be a high end brand. Now is found only at Walmart. Some people say that the product is not as good as its once was since it was reformulate to be a lower end brand. This is probably true, but there are still some really awesome products that I think you might want to take a look at.
I like their baked eyeshadow duos. They are bendable with good pigmentation. The duo colors complement each other nicely. I’m a big fan.
As for their bronzers, have only tried two, Tiki and Tropics. They are both shimmery. In my opinion they both perform better as highlighters, but you could use them for an all over glow. Tropics has gold shimmer and Tiki is more of a campaign highlight. They are both finely milled. Great for drugstore highlighters (even though they are marketed as bronzers:)
The baked blushes are really pretty. They are not matte, they have more of a satin finish. A couple of them are shimmery.
Their glosses are really good. I like a little sparkle in my life and they don’t disappoint! They also have glosses without sparkle too, for those of you who like their gloss a little tame. Don’t get the coffee one mentioned in the video though, it smells like Compound W. Gross!
I’m also not a fan of the 10000 Lashes mascara that I tried. It was very dry and did not want to transfer onto my lashes:( Perhaps it was a bad tube, but we will never know because I’m not buying another one to find out.
Have you tried any Hard Candy products? What did you think?
All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.