Best Of Beauty 2012: Drugstore Edition

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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Benefit Launches Lipgloss to Match Box Powders & Coupon Code

I was reading the Muse’s website ( ) and ran across some really exciting news!! Benefit is launching new Ultra Plush Lipglosses in squeeze tubes to match their popular Box Blushes.

I love Benefit’s Boxed Blushes so I had to jump on the bandwagon and get some Ultra Plush Lipglosses! The Muse made that easy because she provided a wonderful coupon code allowing us to save $10 off a beauty order from . The coupon code is 10off25beauty. You also get free shipping:) Thanks Muse!!

As far as I know, at this time, HSN is the only place you can get these products now, with the exception of Sephora. Sephora does not have the entire line, but their “deal of the week” is a trial size Dandelion Blush with a matching Dandelion lipgloss:) Yea!

I purchased the four piece lipgloss set from HSN along with the full sized Dallas lipgloss. The set includes Coralista, Dandelion, Bella Bomba and Sugar Bomb. These are not full sized products. The price for the set is $26.00, but with my $10 discount I only paid $16. The full sized Dallas gloss was $16. All of the glosses can be purchased separately for $16 each, including Coralista, Hoola, Dandelion, Bella Bomba, Dallas and Sugar Bomb. If you need the blush too, they have a great deal, get the blush and the full sized lipgloss for only $29.50. You can’t beat that!

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So, are you going to pick any up?

Butter London Lippy Review

I picked up two of the new Lippy’s from Butter London.  I got Yummy Mummy and Trout Pout.  I was super excited to get my hands on them, but the payoff has been bitter sweet, both figuratively and literally.

The Lippy lipglosses match the corresponding nail polishes in color.  Yummy Mummy is a greyish brown based nude.  Its perhaps the prettiest nude lipgloss I own.  I’m in love with the color.  Trout Pout is more of a corally cantaloupe color.  Its really pretty.

This gloss is very sticky, but for me that was not the turnoff.  I don’t mind a little sticky in my gloss as it usually makes it last longer.  The glosses wear was average and your going to have to reapply it every hour or two, especially if you eat or drink something.  The part that I can’t smell is the taste and smell.

These glosses smell like a mixture between watermelon (which I hate) and flowers.  They taste like watermelon mixed with flowers and a chemical of sorts.  You know how when you spray a perfume and some of it gets into your mouth?  Its that same chemical taste.  In fact, it tastes like you would expect a watermelon flower perfume to taste if you accidently inhaled it through your mouth right after spraying it.  You get chemical along with notes of watermelon on flowers.  Not a tasty delight, I can tell you that!!

If it weren’t for the scent, and especially the taste, I would get more of these glosses, but because of the offending taste (I can get over the scent), I cannot  recommend this, which makes me sad:(  If you can stand the taste they are gorgeous glosses, if  your like me and are sensitive to these scents and tastes, skip this.

So have you tried the Butter London Lippy’s?  If so, what color did you get and what did you think about it?

Have an awesome day!!!



All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Haul: Chanel, Nars, Buxom, Mac, Tarte, Butter, Sally Hanson

Hi everyone!!  Here is my latest haul.  Hope you enjoy it!  For individual photos and swatches see the blog post about that particular item:)  I’ll post the links below the video!  Thanks for visiting me.  Hope your having an awesome day!!!



Butter Lippys:

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Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss

I finally tried the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss. I’m a fan. I’m not crazy about the applicator, but they are around $2, so its good enough for that price. They are not too sticky. I like them! How about you? Have you tried them?

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.