Friday, February 10, 2012

Milani Mineral Blush swatches...and a few other goodies from my CVS clearance haul.

Here are the Milani Mineral Blush swatches that I promised! I paid less than $2 for each blush because of the 75% off Milani clearance sale happening NOW at CVS! Before you read any further, you may want to rush over to your local CVS and purchase these. At such a bargain price, you really can't go wrong, and they certainly won't last long on the shelves.

Well, enough with the chit-chat! Let's get to the pictures!

Top left: Sunset Beach, Top right: Mai Tai
Bottom left: Luminous, Bottom right: Sweet Rose

Sunset Beach (matte terra cotta)

Mai Tai (matte coral with reddish pink tones)

Luminous (pink-toned peach with golden shimmer)

Sweet Rose (matte rosy mauve)

As you can see, each blush comes in a compact with a flip-up pan under which is a mirror and brush.

Left to right: Luminous, Sunset Beach, Sweet Rose, Mai Tai

You can see the slight golden shimmer of Luminous here. Gorgeous!

In addition to the blushes, I picked up a few other clearance items.

Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner in Charcoal, HD Advanced Concealer in Light, nail polish in Tropical Fiesta

(For some reason, the eyeliner swatch isn't showing up true to color. It is a pretty graphite grey color.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Budget-Friendly Way to Store Your Makeup Brushes...And an Even MORE Budget-Friendly Way to Store Your Makeup Brushes!

I saw these super cute cardboard baskets in the dollar section of Target the other day, and thought they would be perfect for storing makeup brushes. Target has several patterns available, if the black and white print isn't your thing. Just add rice to the basket and voilĂ ! You have an inexpensive makeup brush holder! Only $ can't beat that!

Or can you??? Here's the makeup brush holder I was using prior to purchasing the cardboard baskets at Target.

This one was FREE! Well, I paid a couple of dollars for the Chinese take-away soup that came in it, but after a thorough washing, the container worked GREAT for storing brushes. If you can't afford, or can't find, a suitable decorative container for storing your brushes, there's nothing wrong with a little creative repurposing courtesy of your local Chinese restaurant!