CVS Pharmacy Makes Room for NYX Cosmetics

CVS is now carrying NYX cosmetics!

I recently went to CVS to use up some cosmetic coupons as well as my extrabucks. I had a basket full and was headed for checkout when I bumped into this beauty: IMG_7125

Needless to say, I went a little crazy (I had a 25% off entire purchase CVS coupon so I felt it only made sense LOL).

Check out all the items I bought during my most recent CVS haul:

Have you found NYX at your local CVS yet?

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Makeup of the Day | Maybelline Color Tattoo Emerald Green + Lorac

Having brown eyes, I tend to avoid blues and greens when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve recently been trying to embrace these hues by finding different ways to wear them, without looking like a crazy person.

Here’s my most recent green-shadow look:IMG_7465

I chose to make it more user-friendly by using a taupe color in my crease and a plum color in my outer v. This helps make it a usable look and the plum helps make it brown-eye-friendly.

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Want this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Lorac Mint Collection | brown + plum
  • NYX Natural | color 1
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo  | Edgy Emerald
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation | Natural Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • NYX Matte Lipstick | Natural

Love this look? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | POP Beauty Bright Delight

I’ve never understood why people are so afraid of bright, bold eyeshadow colors. As far as I can remember, I’ve always experimented with color.

During my last trip to Ulta, I ran into this gorgeous palette from POP Beauty. It’s their Bright Delight palette and the colors are so vibrant and pigmented. They had me at first swatch.

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I love this makeup look of the day I did using this palette. I used bright color but in a way that’s totally daytime or work appropriate. IMG_6543

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Check out what I used for this look:IMG_6559

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • POP of Beauty Bright Delight Palette | Pink and Purple shades
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Habit and Coax
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • Revlon Colorstay Liner | Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer
  • L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder | Natural Buff
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick | Brazen Berry

I’d say it’s time to add a little POP into your makeup collection!

 

Easy Nail Art for Beginners | Black & White Polka Dots w/ Blue French

Here’s a cute nail art look that’s easy enough for beginners.
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To get this look, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle (110 Clear)
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant (Black Diamond)
  • Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots (Clearly Spotted)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dri (In Prompt Blue)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dri (Clearly Quick)

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Start off with clean nails and paint one coat of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle (Clear). Once dry, paint two coats of Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant (Black Diamond) (see photo, but excuse the messiness, I was in a rush before work!).

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Once the base color is dry, apply Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots (Clearly Spotted). I had to do two coats to get the desired look I wanted.

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Once those coats are dry, carefully draw a line across the tips with Sally Hansen Insta-dri (In Prompt Blue). If needed, you can use scotch tape or painter’s tape to guide you, but I find if you just go slowly, you can get a pretty decent line.

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Finish it up with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-dri (Clearly Quick) and let dry completely. If you’re messy like me, clean up the edges with a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Tarte of Giving

Tarte eyeshadows have become a staple to my daytime looks.

The Tarte of Giving gift set came with a palette full of soft, subtle and very blendable shades. They easily can be worn from day to night by layering on the darker shades.

Here’s my makeup look of the day:

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Interested in this look? Here are the products I used:

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Tarte Eyeshadow Palette from the Tarte of Giving Set | Steph’s pearls, Erica’s dollhouse, Jess’ storybook, Meredith’s hula hoop
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • NYX Pore Filler primer
  • Revlon Age Defying | Bare Buff
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer | Light/Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder

Lips:

  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Wild Orchid
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Pink Pop

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

POP of Purple | My Favorite Purple Lipsticks & Lip Glosses

 

 

 

Plum, lavender, violet, if it’s a shade of purple, chances are I’m obsessed with it.

Purple lipsticks and lip glosses are on trend so there are no shortages of options. The many shades of purple ensure that there is an option for everyone. Not everyone will feel comfortable rocking these shades, but if you’re someone that isn’t afraid of fuchsia, bright reds and shocking corals, chances are you’ll love this new color alternative!

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These are my favorites:

purple lipsticks

  1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain | Darling
  2. Covergirl | Divine
  3. Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm | Whimsical
  4. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid | Brazen Berry
  5. Maybelline the Elixir | Raspberry Rhapsody
  6. Maybelline the Elixir | Vision in Violet
  7. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Plum Velour
  8. Revlong Colorburst Matte Balm | Shameless
  9. NYX Lipstick | Pandora

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What’s your favorite purple lipstick? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette has become a staple of mine. I’ve found so many ways to wear the colors from day to night.

Here’s my makeup look of the day:
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Here’s everything I used to achieve it (mascara and eyeliners are missing from photo but are listed below):

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Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-crease Eye Shadow Primer
  • Too Faced light beige shadow in Jingle all the Way palette
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Strike, Betrayal and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Masterprecise | Black
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen | Blackest Black
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional
  • Revlon Age Defying | Bare Buff
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer | Light/Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Too Faced bronzer in Jingle all the Way palette
  • Tarte Cheek Stain | Flush
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Berry Couture

I just love the purple and gold combination and I think this look is especially perfect for Mardi Gras, without being over the top.

What do you think of the Vice 2 Palette?