DollarTree Beauty Haul

So I know a lot of people are wary of buying make up from dollar stores but if the product has been unopened and you trust the brand I don’t see why not. 

Let’s see what I bought!

  • L.A. Colors:
    • Rose eye shadow palette
    • Nude eye shadow palette
    • Smokey eye shadow palette
    • Lip Oil in Strawberry
    • Color correcting smoothing face primer
    • Glow Now skin illuminator
    • 3 Color Craze Nail polishes in Cyber Grape, Mint, and Live
  • Wet N Wild
    • The smokey liner brush
    • Angled Liner Brush

As you can see most of my purchases are from L.A. Colors but I was able to add to my Wet N’ Wild Brush collection. I cannot wait to have them all!

#ManicureMonday

The other day I went to the dollar store and found some great beauty finds! L.A Color is a brand I’ve always liked and it is affordable too! 

I got three of their Color Craze polishes. This one is a metallic purple called Cyber Grape. I noticed quite quickly that it’s very thin so you need to apply a couple of coats to get it opaque. You will also need a top and bottom coat, I forgot to apply a top coat and it chipped pretty quickly. 

For 99 cents though it was a good buy. 

Beauty: Julie Nail Polish

Golden Sunset

I was looking for a nail polish that was appropriate for fall but still reminded me of the sunshine of summer. I think I found the perfect shade in JulieG Golden Sunset. This is actually from the brand Jesse’s Girl which they recently started stocking at my nearest Rite Aid. 

While I thought the color would have a more gold bronze tone to it, on my nail it actually reminded me of Rose Gold, which is not a bad thing at all. The polish is a little thin but I found if I layered it too much it chips a little too easy. 

I think I would like to layer this over another color, a brown or even a orange it could go well.

#ManicureMonday Aurora Gel Effect

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Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I wanted to wear red nail polish. I only really have 2 red polishes something that I need to rectify and soon. I picked the Aurora Gel Effect in Flaming Red because I want to see if it was really close to Gel. It’s an orangey red that stands out. It doesn’t require a UV light which is great. The polish is thinner than I thought it would be. I was hoping that the polish would only require one coat, but you need at least 2 to thoroughly coat your nails. It was a bit streaky, probably because of the thinness of it. It did, however, last a long time and didn’t start to chip until the 5th day of wear. While it isn’t as good as having gel done in the salon, it is a close second. I’ll definitely check out the different colors, but Vampire Red has really caught my eye. Plus at $7 it’s not a break the bank situation.

#ManicureMonday Thigh High; Ciate

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I’ve started painting my nails again. For a long time, I was in a motivation slump, not wanting to pluck my eyebrows, didn’t want to bother with painting my nails, and my hair constantly in a ponytail. Now though I am trying to gain that motivation back. First thing first paint my nails a gorgeous color. I picked ‘Thigh Highs” from Ciate because I needed something that will last until my next nail painting day. These days are usually on the weekend. While the polish didn’t last a full week, it chipped a day before, it lasted longer than I thought it would The color is a shiny deep blue that I felt looked great for fall. The application was smooth and one swipe was enough.

Cruelty Free Wet N Wild Make Up Haul

As I mentioned in this post HERE, while waiting for a prescription to be filled I decided to peruse the Make up aisle.

Recently I made a decision to be more conscious about Vegan and Cruelty free products. To my utter disappointment the only brand I was able to find that was Cruelty Free was Wet N’ Wild. Come on people it’s the year 2017 can be stop testing products on animals please!?

Anyway I do love Wet N Wild and I have featured some of their products on my blog before, plus they were having a buy 2 for $5 deal which was pretty awesome.

The Haul

2 Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm in Tease and Love
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara in Black
The Saving Base Nail Polish
Hard As Ice Top Coat
Large Eyeshadow Brush
Foundation Brush
Flat Top Brush

I cannot wait to use all the products and let you all know how they work. I’m especially excited for the gel lip balms!