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Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

One of the beauty items I got for Christmas was this lovely matte lip cream. I know these are around the 5-6 dollar mark and can be found in places like ulta, and some targets. The packaging is very sleek and the tube is the color of the lip cream and the cap is matte like the finish. I got the shade Istanbul which is on a stick on the bottom of the tube. It untwists to reveal a doe-foot applicator holding the right amount of product. Here is a hand swatch. It seems like a bubble gummy rosey shade. It's light but not pale. I think it would be flattering on all skin tones. It is similar to my natural lip color and very lovely. It has a velvety feel to the lips and even with my very dry lips at the moment it is not accentuating that too much. it's feels nice and not too drying. If you eat it doesn't stain and will completely dissapear. 

Smashbox Wondervision Mega Palette

Hello everyone! If you follow me on my blog instagram ( @ budgetmakeupbeauty ) you would know I have fallen in love with this palette. I bought mine back on cyber monday and received it in the mail yesterday. It took long to ship but it was worth it. WARNING: this is a picture heavy post  Outside packaging, it is very pretty and metallic. Retails for $49. Sold at ulta and the smashbox website . Is being sold for $39 now. The back is pure silver metallic and had a reflective glare every time I tried to take a picture. It said the products contents and ingredients.  Just like the label before it is triangle metallic with mirror like coloring. It does get fingerprints very easily. The width is about the width of my finger. So  not a super thin palette but not massive. Also after the first few times opening and closing the magnets seemed to have trouble closing.  Here is the inside. It has a very large mirror, which makes it slightly heavy. There are 30 eyeshadows, 3 blushes, a

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polishes-3 shades

Hey everyone, as you saw in my haul I putchased Three of the new revlon nail enamels. They are a scented line that retails for $5.99 each and I've also seen them in sets of two for $10. I got the shades autumn spice, Wild Violets, and Bordeaux. They come in cute little square jars with round caps. The font and labeling is also very cute. Here are the colors from the side so you can see the colors. The top is wild violets, then autumn spice, then Bordeaux. Even if the cap is weird the brush is just standard not the the "manicure" type polishes just the standard thin brush tip. One thing to note is that the smell doesn't show up until the polish dries, when you open the bottle it smells like regular nail polish. AUTUMN SPICE- I ended up painting mine in the autumn spice shade, I'm not sure if it complements my skin tone or not. But I really like the color.  Here is a fake nail swatch to represent one coat. It is mostly opaque but there is some streaking. At two coat

Mini Haul

Hey guys! It's the holiday season full of shopping and presents. I've mostly been buying things for others but some times I accidentay pick up a few things for myself.  A few weeks ago I went to walmart but I only bought a few things so I didn't share, but I'll show you know.  I got some mini walmart candles! they were only a dollar and they had a great range of fall and winter as well as classic scents. I ran out of my revlon colorstay foundation so I thought I'd try the covergirl outlast( I'm in ivory, about $7). I also decided to get a lippie, this is rimmel Kate moss lasting finish in 17(neutral rosey shade, $4). And another color tattoo this one is bold gold, $6. Then today I stopped at Walgreens to buy some more Jordana products, and I found something new and exciting! These are the Jordana goodies. Another twist and shine balm stain(cranberry crush, $2.99)  I wanted the red one but it was sold out. Also two more shadow sticks(eternal white and prolong pur

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond

For the last month or so I have been testing out this product. And the reviews look positive! It's about $4 at places where Jordana cosmetics are sold. I bought mine at Walgreens. The packaging is well thought out. You can see the actual color and the finish is matte like the color. These are the claims. Pigmented, matte, long-lasting, and waterproof. Here is a swatch on my hand, it appears very yellowy. Over my eyelid you can hardly see it. But it does leave a semi sticky matte finish and it does cover up some veining. Here is a gold eyeshadow over the pencil(on the top) and the shadow alone(on the bottom). pigmented long lasting (works great as base) nice and matte finish not sure about waterproof makes shades stand out can make eye area look dry if skin is slightly dry are other shades that I want to try

Where to Shop: Holiday guide PART ONE

Hey Guys, Its that time of the year again where everyone goes crazy trying to find the perfect gifts. Today I will share some tips, websites, and stores that might help save some cash during this season of madness. Probably everyone has heard of black friday(November 29) and cyber monday(december 2). It's still a few weeks before then but places have already started with sales and deals. online only: Hautelook - Flash sales with holiday ideas, fashion, beauty, home, kids, etc. Sales are only for a few days, but events often come back again. At least in my area. the shipping does take a long time. So if you want to order from here, buy soon ebates - A place to get cash back from many many stores with extra cash back starting now. But it's not actually a store. QVC , is a tv channel that has great deals that can also be accessed online. They have all kinds of products like gift sets and home decor at reasonable to expensive prices. Makeup: sephora , ulta . and other

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

When this product first came out I expected it to be amazing!  I bought the waterproof version and it smeared and smudged all over my eyes, on the lid and all under my eyes. It didn't give me very much volume or anything. I don't even have it anymore because I hated it so much.

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Sweet Pink

By now you can probably tell that I love my lip products, especially stains and jumbo pencils. A few weeks ago I went to my first Walgreens, where they carry Jordana products. I heard these are just as good as the Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains, but I only bought one to put to the test. These are very affordable, only about $3! thats less than half the price of the Revlon version. I do not own the Revlon ones, so this is just a review on the Jordana. The packaging is very simple, shiny, and it is a twist up like the name applies. As you can see the color looks like the outside of the tube. I have the second shade, 02 sweet pink. Here is the color on my lips, it is a lot brighter than in the tube, more of a fuschia. And it does stain, hence the top at my cupids bow that would not come off. Here is a very light swatch above a layered swatch.  Here are the swatches after makeup remover, as you can see both hold up very well. Here is a quick kiss to show