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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 stores often have speci…

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

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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 the amount of transfer, a…

NYC smooth skin bronzer- Sunny

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Today's review is on the infamous NYC sunny bronzer. it's available in most drugstores for around $3.  The packaging is a shiny coppery color with silver wording. It's very light weight and portable.
On the back it tells you more about it.
The inside has a large mirror, a sponge(very very thin) and a plastic layer before you get to the bronzer.
Here is what the color looks like on my finger, it appears pigmented a lovely medium brown color.
Swatched it is very orangey and not nearly as pigmented, but very silky.
On my face it comes off as an orange streak...
 •very silky smooth •matte •better as bronzer vs contour •blendable but orangy  •looks better over foundation •not very natural looking
Reccomend? Not sure if I would if you hav pale skin if you are more beige or dark then maybe.

Elf mineral eyeshadow review and swatches of two shades

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It's time to sparkle and shine! Today I'm reviewing the elf mineral eyeshadows in two colors. These are $3 each sold on the elf website and in select stores. The shades I own are Elegant and Golden. The bottom is clear where you can see the color and the name.
The top just says "elf eyeshadow", I bought mine in a kit so I don't know if this is the regular packaging.
There are only a few large hole so the product does tend to come out quickly so make sure to open carefully and slowly. And just use the product in the lid .
Here are some swatches, golden on the left, elegant on the right.

Very pigmentedvery shimmery not sparkly(no chunks of glitter)Elegant is the perfect "top coat" or added shimmer, or as a lovely inner corner highlightGolden is a very very shimmery gold, best as lid color of on top of shadowfalloutwide range of colors(including matte shades) in full line

My Halloween spirit nails

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Black nail polish is a wonderful staple in any nail polish collection. 
For Halloween I decided to add two coats of Pure Ice Black Out topped with opi matte top coat( NYC makes a matte top coat as well) and wet n wild Night prowl on accent( cream black nail polish with purple shimmer). 
Of course you could take this a step further and add decals or designs. I just don't have the time plus this look will be nice looking even after Halloween.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Review+Swatches

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Today I have an exciting review on some waterproof eyeliners from Rimmel. These are around $4 in my area and they come in shades from nudes to purples to browns.  I currently own three shades navy, taupe, and nude. Swatches from top to bottom on navy, taupe (may look like glitter but there is none), and nude(very orangey in real life) Here is swatches after rubbing with water. The navy smeared a bit but thats because it was applied last and less thickly. Here is my eye normally, no eyeliner. Here is my eye with the nude eyeliner, it makes my eyes look bigger and more awake. The taupe is my least favorite (Bought it on accident for nude)Navy is my favorite it makes eyes look very very white and awake and clearAll creamy shades with no shimmer or glitterapply smoothlylasts a long time but not quite 8 hoursit is waterproof(stays on waterline too)