Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Very Bad Day and some Beauty

Breakfast: cottage cheese, pineapple, banana
Lunch: rice, 1/2 small potato, meatball, salad
Dinner: ajiaco, rice, avocado, 1 platano
In-betweens (This is where it gets messy!!): 3 chocolate chip cookies, hot fudge sundae, 1/2 chocolate muffin

No workout

The fluffs are back indefinitely =(.

Beauty Post
As you all know, I love make-up. As you should also know, I'm a big cheapskate. Well, not really (yes, really). It's just with money being so tight right now, I can't justify spending 20 bucks on a MAC eyeshadow brush or $17 on Urban Decay Primer Potion. At least not right now. So imagine how happy I was when I found I frequent a lot of make-up gurus youtube channels and almost all of them had experience with this website. Based on some of their reviews, I decided to place an order.

Okay, almost everything is $1. But they also have a studio line and a mineral line where almost everything is $3 and $5. I'm a tightwad so I bought almost everything from the $1 line.

Make-up Brushes
Bronzing and Blending brush, Foundation brush, Eyeshadow brush, Blending Eye brush

I've been dying for some make-up brushes, so when I heard good things about Elf's brushes I went ahead and ordered some. All for 1 buck apiece. You can't beat that. I haven't tried them yet, so I can't really give you a full review, but I can tell you that they are super soft and I haven't seen any shedding.
Eye Stuff
Liquid Eyeshadow in Green Machine, Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Brightening Eyecolor in Brownstone and Drama, Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Coffee & Cream

I didn't really care for the Liquid Eyeshadow or the Due Eyeshadow cream. They were very sheer and didn't last very long. But the Brightening Eyecolors were very, very good. Decent pigmentation and nice colors. Especially that one in Drama. It has a nice silvery glittery color that would be perfect for New Year's Eve. And yup, everything was $1.

Face Stuff
Counter clockwise from top left: Studio line Corrective Concealer, Clarifying Pressed Powder, Eyelid Primer, Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder, Shielding Hydro Tint

The Corrective Concealer was the most expensive item that I bought (expensive? yeah right, it was only 3 dollars!). And I didn't really like it. The coverage was not good at all. I guess I'll have to spend more money to get a good concealer. I did really like the Clarifying Powder and the tinted moisturizer. I'm kicking myself for not buying more of that moisturizer. It has nice coverage and it goes on really light. Plus it smells yummy. Paired with the powder, my face looks nice and flawless (with the exception of the breakouts that I've been having lately). Everything, except for the concealer, was $1.

I think this line is perfect for the babe on a budget. Or the babe who just doesn't want to spend lots of money on make-up. I know I'll be back for some more eyeshadows and to try other products. I do know that they are starting to carry this line in drugstores. I saw it at my Target this past weekend. But you know, like always, the website carries EVERYTHING. And if you use coupon code FACEBOOK, you can get 50% off (up to $16). If you spend exactly $16 dollars (before taxes), that'll pretty much cover the shipping cost and then some.

P.S. Liquid eyeliner is WAY too dramatic for me.


  1. Oh thanks for this! I SOOO need new makeup brushes! I've been tormenting myself on wishing that I could spend on the items there! I'm glad there is a place I can go for something more in my price range!

  2. oooh good deals!

    Dont worry about yesterday! It could have been worse! Just get right back on track today (which im sure you already have)

  3. Loving this. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog.

    When you have a second, come by and visit - I think you'll like what I'm writing.