Monday, July 27, 2015

Pink Lipsticks

I tend to wear pink lipstick more than any other color. Lately I've been noticing a lot of hot pink colors in magazines and have been wanting to try it. Here are six different kinds of lipsticks, three are drugstore buys the other are department store finds.

Until Next Time,
Ashley Ann 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Drugstore Beauty Buys

I have no problem buying make-up and beauty products from drugstores. I used to buy from department stores and after a financial loss I had to learn to buy less expensive items.
Here are some of my picks:

from left to right:
Almay Intense i-color Volumizing Mascara in black plum// Revlon Lipstick in 740 Certainly Red// Ponds Dry Skin Cream// Revlon Nail Enamel in 280 Bubbly and 680 Revlon Red// EOS Lip Balm// Vaseline

Almay Intense i-color volumizing mascara
First of all let me say I have tried a lot of drugstore mascaras over the years and unfortunately have been met with bad results. I had a coupon for an Almay eye product and decided to give it a try. I don't know if you can tell from the picture but the brush on the wand is full, which immediately I liked. I've only worn this a few times but I really like it. It goes on well and doesn't seem to goop up like other mascaras. The other thing about Almay eye products they show which eye products go best with your eye color. 

Revlon Lipstick
Just like mascara I have tried many drugstore lipsticks. I actually own a lot of different brands but Revlon is the one I keep going back to. It's not cakey and tends to stay on for several hours. 

Ponds Dry Skin Cream
I tend to get dry skin easily. I live in Texas (which is very dry) and the water (for showering) is usually hard and it's awful for my skin. Almost every night I apply this cream to my face and leave it on overnight. Usually by the end of the week my skin is softer and isn't dry. 

Revlon Nail Enamel
Out of all beauty products I tend to buy nail polish more than any item and I have all different brands. Now I'm not knocking Essie or O.P.I. because I do like those brands, but sometimes I can't find the heart to shell out $9 for one bottle. (I'm not a cheapskate but I do live on a budget and sometimes that money can be applied to something else that I really need, like groceries) I had been on the lookout for a good red color and decided to give Revlon a try. I was in Target and spotted this for half the price of those other brand names, I might add. Immediately I liked it, the color goes on well, dries fast and lasts about 6 days. 

EOS Lip Balm
Aside from Vaseline I need a lip balm for daytime. I received a few of these in my stocking last Christmas (in strawberry) and really like it. I either wear it alone or I've worn in under lipstick. 

I tend to get chapped lips fairly easy. I usually put this on before I go to bed and by morning my lips are softer and aren't as chapped. Not just for lips Vaseline is extremely versatile- When my feet are dry and cracked I slather some Vaseline on my feet and put socks on before bed. Also if your elbows are ashy a bit of Vaseline softens them up. 

Other Recommendations:
* For the links above I've linked to the actual site, but all these products are available at drugstores and Target and Wal-Mart. 

Until Next Time,
Ashley Ann