26 May, 2009

MAC Wipes Dupe! Cheap!!

So I was in Costco the other day and I wandered into the beauty section. I had been here before and wasn't impressed, but today I was on a mission to find some sponges and such for my kit. I was hoping I would find a large qty for a cheap price. Although I didn't find what I was looking for, I did find these awesome wipes!!!!

Ok so let's break this down. I'll compare MAC since I'm sure most of you know this. Mac wipes will run you $25 for a 100 pack or $17 for a 45 pack. That can get pricey, especially if you're using this on clients. Also MAC wipes are enriched with a cleanser you don't need to rinse off. The wipe itself has a slight texture on one side that helps to grab the makeup and GET IT OFF!

So I was stoked when I found these Kirkland Signatures wipes that cost $11 for a 150 pack! YES! THAT'S SO CHEAP!! I wasn't even looking for these yet here they were. They're just like the MAC wipes. They're enriched with their own cleanser that you don't need to rinse and one side of the wipe has that same texture to grab the makeup!

All in all this was an amazing find. I would def check this out if you have a Costco by you and either have a card or someone you know does. I also have a vid up with more detail if you click the title of this entry.

Hope this helps some of you!!

Stay Beautiful :)

16 May, 2009

Bare Minerals Buxom Gloss and 100% Natural Gloss

So if you haven't heard of this brand,...well then you've been living way WAY under a really big rock. They're everywhere,...TV, celebrities, your friends, magazines, etc... Now I personally am not a fan of mineral makeup, nor am I a fan of the fad that Bare Minerals is. I've thoroughly used their foundation and such on not only myself, but on other ppl as well. There are so many other lines that not only are better for your skin, but look so much better on your face than a pile of powder. Not to mention their brushes,..UGH! Don't even get me started.

This is why I was so surprised at how much I really love their new 100% natural gloss. These are their glosses from before, but the old ones contained preservatives that weren't natural. They decided to change the formula a lil and brought them back advertised as 100% natural.
The consistency is very smooth and non-sticky. The smell is also very good,..sort of a caramel/chocolate aroma that's just at the perfect level. The color payoff is sheer,...just like a normal gloss. The staying power is also the same as any other gloss. It's not some super gloss,...but it is amazzzing :)
Now on to their Buxoms. Ehhhhhh. I'm not super excited about these, nor will I buy another one. These are plumpers, Natual plumpers. I personally don't care about plumping my lips, but to be honest I didn't see any plumping of my lips. I will say that after a few mins you will feel a slight tingling. Now I have a VERY VERY HIGH pain tolerance, so my version of slight pain could be different from yours. I would recommend going into a store and trying it on first, then continue to shop and wait for the tingle. That way you can accurately judge the pain level for yourself and know whether it's something you can handle or not.
The buxom's come in sheer, full color, and Babes. Again with all of these the smell is a caramel/chocolate aroma that's not unbearable and the staying power is the same as any other the gloss. The sheer and full color glosses you can find anywhere, while the babes are limited edition that appear randomly at the boutiques, ulta and sephora.
Here's a pic of both the Buxom ($18) and the 100% Natural ($15) The Buxom is in the color Lola which is an Ulta exclusive, while the 100% Natural is in Wild Honey found everywhere.
Buxom in Lola

100% Natural in Wild Honey

Stay Beautiful :)

The 100%natural gloss if def Mortimor approved,...the Buxom,...def not :)