Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LUSH & Yankee Candle

I drove WAY out of my way to go to lush today because I heard they're having a HUGE sale.. OMG was it worth it!

On a few items they are having a special that if you buy one you get TWO FREE.. YES TWO!

I got 3 Snow Fairy Shower Gels. I'm going to try this out and if I like it I will definitely go back and get 3 more. I LOOOVE this smell... at first I thought it was too strong and way too sweet, but after a few minutes of going back to it I just had to have it! It smells like bubblegum goodness!


At the LUSH I went to they had a few soaps BOGO too! I was soo excited.. I got Rockstar, Godmother and Honey I shrunk the kids.

Here's what you may find BOGO @ your local LUSH store


Bubble Bars

Bath Bombs

Holiday Gift Sets
Solid Perfume


I also went to Yankee Candle to feed my Candle addiction =]

They are having a semi-annual clearance sale CLICK HERE to check it out

I got a Large Christmas Cupcake for $15 and Cherry Lemonade which was $12

Friday, December 11, 2009

Chanel Vitalumiere Fundation and FOTD

Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup

This is a foundation that gives you a dewy finish this is a great foundation. Wearing this, my skin looks almost flawless. blends well, and doesn't have that "makeup" look to it on my skin (big plus!!!) It evens out my skin tone, but I wouldnt recommend it for oly skin, which I have. If you're looking for a high end foundation and are willing to shell out $50+ get it. I wear the shade Sand.

Gold & Brown

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ELF @ Target!

So I wasn't expecting to see ELF at Target and I was sooo happy. I saw the sign and then looked down and was kind of disappointed. they had a lot of $1 things and tools, lipgloss and eyeshadow. I was expecting to see the great things in the studio line they have on the site. Maybe they'll make a bigger selection later on.

I got the tweezers for $1 (I dont think they're the slant ones from the site) and a shadow palette called The Beauty Encyclopedia $5 .

This palette is great for only $5. the colors are pigmented and very pretty! What a great value!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Free gloLoose shadow

Help Glominerals reach 1800 fans by Monday October 16 & get a free gloLoose eye shadow! Become a fan here!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FOTD: Purples

*Urban Decay Ammo palette Last Call-LID, Grifter-CREASE
*NARS Bellydance Duo Eyeshadow [dark purple side] CREASE

*Maybelline's Born With it Color Sensational lipstick
*MAC Hello Kitty Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish

*NARS Orgasm Blush

hope you like it!

75% off at Sephora

[click here]----> Sephora has a few things for 75%off - GREAT DEALS!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bronze Booster

Physichans Formula Bronze Booster

I got this in Light to Medium and I love the color. It has a little shimmer in it...l I noticed that I have a lot of bronzers with too much shimmer. Summer is over so I wanted to tone down the shimmer! No more looks with the "summer glow". It's a great color, very nicely pigmented. Not orangey and looks very natural and easy to layer for deeper color and it adds a natural glow.

At my CVS all Physician's Formula products were BOGO 50% off!

FOTD: Auntumn Sunset

LID: MAC Goldmine e/s
CREASE: Mocha e/s
EYELINER: Prestige liquid liner [fave]
PRIMER: Monistat chafing gel
FOUNDATION: MAC Studio fix fluid NC35
POWDER: MAC studio fix powder NC35
CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush Warm Soul
LIPS: NYX Lipgloss Sweet Heart

Saturday, October 3, 2009

88 palette

Is the 88 palette worth getting?

Yes. I've had this for a while and this is one of my favorites. If you dont have a palette or are looking for one, get this one. The colors are great! The shadows are a little powdery but not as bad as the 120 palette. Just starting out with makeup ? Get this. I have it in matte and i love love it. I use it 3 times a week.

You can get it on eBay

Friday, October 2, 2009

high end or drugstore?

What do you feel you need to buy at department stores and what products do you feel fine with getting at drugstores?

Mascara - Drugstore I have a lot of mascara and only one of them is high end (Diorshow) I think that there are really great mascaras you can find at CVS walgrees etc... for like $6-$9 instead of spending $30 something on mascara that you're supposed to throw out in 6 months anyway! Here are some I really like......

Eyeshadow: Online: You can find great eyeshadow in drugstores, but I find myself wanting to only buy MAC eyeshadows. Because with MAC you know you're going get a great product that's pigmented and you wont be disappointed. Some drugstore eyeshadows just don't cut it. I find that the eyeshadow palettes from Costalscents.com and almost everywhere else (eBay) are really good! You get a lot of shadows for a good price. They have a lot of great colors to choose from! Here are some of my faves.

Lipstick/Gloss: Drugstore: Don't get me wrong I love me some MAC lipstick! But in these tough times I try to find cheaper lipstick/ lipglosses. I realllly love Maybelline's Born With it Color Sensational lipstick!

Foundation/Powder: Department store: I'm always on the hunt for a great foundation! I always find ones that are OKAY, but not ones that I LOVE. The best foundation for me would be MAC studio fix fluid. its the closest my my hard to match complexion. MAC is also a great place to get foundation because you can try before you buy, which you cant really do at a drugstore... well you can buy I always feel like I'm stealing or something LOL

What do you ladies feel that you NEED to buy at department stores and what do you always buy at drugstores? Let me know!

Monday, September 21, 2009

L'Oreal FREE products for testing

Hey ladies, jut wanted to let you guys know that L'Oreal is looking for people to test out their products. They'll give you full-size products for you to try out and you need to leave feedback on the items. Click here to fill out form.

Check out this weeks deals at CVS

Hello ladies! I just went to CVS and saw that they have a few sales going on right now....

All Milani products are BOGO 50% off so got the Glimmer Stripes in 05 Honey Glimmer and 01 Berry Glimmer

Also at my CVS:

All Physician's Formula is BOGO 50% off

CoverGirl Wetslicks, TruShine, Incredifull, Continuous Color lip, eye shadow quads, Line Exact eyeliner, EyeLights or Lashblast mascara is $5

CG LashBlast Length is now $7

When you buy $15 of Neutrogena Cosmetics, Skin, Hair or Men’s care you can
get $5 extra bucks

ALL L’Oreal Eye Shadow, Liner or Mascara BOGO 50% OFF

There's more great deals too! To find what deals are at your local CVs click here for store circular

Don't forget to bring your CVS card or you wont be able to save!

This is what I saw today when I got out of my car!!! I was shocked at how big it was. I didnt want to get too close so it looks smaller than it really was....EW!

Grasshoppers are GROSS & scary looking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Press on nails

I'm soooo sorry I haven't been blogging! School is starting, I've been working a lot and when I get home I like to cook a large meal for my hubby because he is celebrating Ramadan which means he has to fast until sunset. The heat makes me not want to put on a lot of makeup, so I cant really do reviews or show you FOTDs. But it's getting cooler now and I'm trying the best I can to do more!

If you would like to see anything specific in my posts, please send me a message! You can email me at amandat89@hotmail.com Don't be shy!

I need your help ladies!

As much as I knew I hated using press on nails, I decided to got them- BAD IDEA! I usually get my nails done at a nail salon, but I've been trying to save money because I want a puppy (like this one) =]

Anyways... I got Kiss nails from CVS for $10, at first I was impressed by the way they looked, very natural which is good. BUT since I do a lot around the house- from cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. and at work I'm constantly putting on and removing latex gloves, found myself re gluing my nails all the freakin time which is a pain in the butt!

So I'm on the hunt for great press on nails that last long (if that even exists)... So I need your help ladies!! Does anyone know of a good brand of press on nails? Or should I just stick to getting them professionally done?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here's some deals!

Here's a few links where you can save!

Yankee Candle

Click Here! For a printable coupon for Yankee Candle- Save $10 off 25 or more

Bath & Body Works

Click Here! Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection Eau de Toilette $26.50 Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Click Here! For deals on the Bath & Body Works' website- 5 for $15 or 7 for $20 Hand Soap
Click Here! BBW Victoria's Secret PINK All Over Body Mist 2 for $20 Mix & Match
Click Here! For BBW clearance items


Click Here! For a printable coupon for a free sample of Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner and Style Prep Smoother

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

free victoria secret lotion!

Click HERE for a FREE 1 oz. Pink Body Lotion from Victoria's Secret. No purchase necessary..

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Powder eyeliner from Middle East

I just want to share something with you guys.

My hubby is from Syria, yes that means he is Arabic lol.. Anyways a family member was going back home to visit family and before she left I asked her to bring me some eyeliner or makeup.. whatever she could find. She just got back and she brought me this powder eyeliner.. I've never seen this before and had no idea how to use it. Has anyone seen or heard of this before??

I figured you need to add some moisture before applying it, so I used my MAC Fix+ and a thin eyeliner brush. This works really well! Its very dark and easy to use.

Sharlene's Arabic Stlye Inspired Makeup

Diary of a Shopaholic

Rules & Requirements:

·First of all you must be a member of blogger.

·You must be a follower of my blog.

·Post as an entry to your blog. Copy these rules onto your entry and link back to this post.[To copy, highlight and then press ctrl+c, right click has been disabled]

·Take a picture of: Your face, one with your eyes opened and one closed. And a freestyle pose.

·Also include your inspirational photo, if any. Don't forget to list down and take a picture of the products you used.

·Send in your contest entry url as a comment to this post only [for organizational purposes].All others will not be acknowledged, sorry!

Deadline: August 15, 2009 11:59 PM Guam Time - That's about 3 weeks from now, so you have plenty of time.

Note: Guam time is advance a few hours from U.S.

Winner Selection:There will be two winners, also open to international.My boyfriend will help judge but the decision is still mine.Your overall creativity, skills, techniques used as well as the ability to abide by the rules will be a factor in determining the winner. Props, Hair and Outfit is a plus : )

My Entry:


Elissa- Lebanese Singer

Products Used

NYC Loose Translucent Powder

Revlon Lipstick- Nude Attitude

CG lipgloss- Pink Positive

Urban DEcay 24/7 liner- Zero

MAC Painterly Pain Pot

Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Pristige Liquid Liner

NYX blush- Dust Rose

MAC e/s - Pandamonium

MAC e/s- Sable

Mac e/s- Twinks

One of my new favorite mascaras

this is with two coats of Lash Stiletto™

Lash Stiletto™ Ultimate Length Washable Mascara

The wand is easy to use

It doesn’t clump - which we all love

It builds to a great length <3

Packaging is so cute

But if you have a problem with the smell of Colossal then you will hate this..it goes away once it dries.. the smell doesnt bother me...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saving $$ at drug stores

So I went to Rite Aid CVS and Walgreens this past week to get a few things.

My original plan was jut to get 3 items to be eligible for the Glam Bag at Rite Aid.

But I decided that I should shop around for the cheapest products at the three stores.

At Rite Aid I got three nail polishes by NYC which is on the list of products for the Glam Bag and they were only .99 cents each. Two Revlon lipsticks which were buy one get one 50% off, a CG lipstick and lipgloss that were BOGO.

At Walgreens I got two Rimmel Lipsticks that were BOGO. I also L'Oreal H.I.P Cream Shadow Paint for $3.19 and a Physichans Formula Pearls of Perfections Bronzer for $3.12. They had these bright orange stickers in front of them with the reduced price... that's why I love Wlagreens!! There's always something new with a price reduction, so go check it out.

At CVS I was going to get Mederma because I heard it was a good primer, but I didn't know it was $27.99! That's just too pricey for a drugstore product, I could just got to MAC and get a real primer for basically the same price. I got Monistat Chafing Gel instead which I heard was also good as primer. It was only $7.99 and seems to work well, my sin has actually cleared a little since using it.

So some tips before you go to one drugstore to get a few products, check the fliers online... See which store has the products you want at the lowest price.

Here's the links:

happy shopping!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bare Minerals is giving away 10-day sample of their new MATTE SPF 15 Foundation a mini-buki brush for FREE, all you pay for is shipping click HERE <<<<---
BTW today is my bday!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Makeup Snob is having a Giveaway... click the link for more details!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Linea's 100 subscriber giveaway!!

Linea is having a giveaway!

She reached 100 followers!! (congrats)

1. You Must Be A Follwer! duh!

2. Mention her giveaway in a post on your blog! Link it & post her rules also.

3. Leave her a comment in
THIS post; "Blush Me Two Times, Babe!" & leave the link post to the post you made about her giveaway & YOUR NAME & EMAIL ADRESS!

4. Good Luck Ladies!!!

Rite Aid - FREE Samples & Glam Camp Bag

I'm so excited about this! You have to sign up with Rite Aid's Single Check Rebates program HERE.. After you do this, look at the rebates and you will find this offer:

VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 07/26/09 to 09/26/09
**FREE Glam Camp Bag After RebateGlam Camp

Purchase Three (3) of Any Variety:
• Sally Hansen Products
• Maybelline Products
• Clearasil Products
• Veet Products
• got2b Products
• New York Color Products
• Love’s Products
• Phisoderm Products

and receive back by mail a FREE Glam Camp Bag with free beauty samples

Glam Camp Bag mailed separately from rebate check. While supplies last.
**Rebate valid only on products purchased between the dates shown above. Purchases made outside of stated dates will not be honored for the rebate.
Offer valid 07/24/09 - 09/24/09 in
select California stores and 07/26/09 - 09/26/09 in all other stores.

Friday, July 24, 2009

(CLOSED) filthygorgeousmakeup's 10,000 subscribers contest entry #6

One of my favorite gurus on YouTube, filthygorgeousmakeup aka Natalya, hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube so she is having a contest which ends today. You must re-create one of her looks from one of her tutorials, slide shows or blog posts. I chose Mint and Lavender:

This is my last contest entry and I had soo much fun doing this and all the others! Hope you like it!!

Products I used:
CS 88 matte palette
mac fig 1
mac parfait amour
urban decay 24/7 liner in zero
Revlon lipstick in luminous pink

youtube channel
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW, shes awesome and i love her vids =]