Hey everyone! Went to Target for some extra cold medicine yesterday... and of course I couldn't steer clear of the makeup aisle! I had a few special finds I wanted to pass along...
There's a new trio of EOS lip balms- in an Alice in Wonderland Disney collection. As soon as I saw this on Pinterest a few days ago, I knew I'd be on the lookout! I think the set was around $7. The flavors are new- vanilla, watermelon, and blueberry.
I've only used the blueberry so far, and it smells very fresh & realistic! I've always been a fan of these lip balms for their non-greasy, yet hydrating feel. They make nice lip primers to smooth out the lips before liner or lipstick. I don't know if you can tell, but when you twist on the cap, a Mickey Mouse head appears on the side (in honor of the special Disney edition). Just wanted to give you a heads up on that, in case you're an EOS lip balm fan like me! (FYI cat owners- if one of these turns up missing, your cat has probably adopted it as a new toy).
ELF had a new special display with some nail polishes, brushes, tools, and some little eyeshadow kits. The packaging is a little different, and everything seems to have that fall, animal print type vibe. I picked up a new lash curler that has a reptile-ish design on it. I love the ELF $1 lash curler, and this is basically the same thing, only it's $2 (I guess for the fancy look).
Above- the box & the palette.
I also got the Little Black Beauty Book... I believe this was $6. While I haven't used this on my eyes yet, I'm already kind of regretting this purchase. Some preliminary swatching shows that these shades are not super pigmented. There might be a few hits here and there, but definitely some misses too. Here's a random sampling of some swatches...
It seemed like a cute idea at the time, but I think this impulse buy got the best of me. Be prepared for a lot of pretty sheer colors that don't quite measure up to ELF's larger palettes (like the Endless Eyes Pro or 32-color mini palettes.) The packaging is definitely cute and compact, and it also comes with a mirror. I'll need to use it first to really give a fair review, but this is just my initial reaction! :)
Have you seen any new fall collections that you're excited about? Do tell!
- Last night I made something called Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread- found it on Pinterest (where else). It was spicy, but so good!
- Our morning newscast (News 3 This Morning) is expanding- starting at 5:00 am instead of 5:30, and running 'til 7:00. Today's wakeup time was 1:00 am. Goodness I hope I can keep this up!
- Today Mom gave me the heads up that the ladies on The Talk on CBS were going makeup free. Watched the show & it was refreshing to see people on national TV being comfortable without makeup. The whole studio audience was also without makeup. There's probably a bit of an added "comfort level" with this makeup-free day when you're surrounded by all makeup-less people. Go out into the everyday world and it might not feel the same. How do my fellow makeup-lovers feel? I'm comfortable baring my face in front of thousands for my tutorials, but I genuinely enjoy applying makeup and the creative process behind it. But I guess they weren't really trying to get people to give up makeup (I'm sure the hosts will be wearing it again tomorrow!)... but rather, not feel like they absolutely need it.
- I tweeted about this... but Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice coffee is back at Target! :)