Friday, August 24, 2012

New Drugstore Beauty Items!

While looking for a particular makeup item today, I came across some new beauty items in the drugstore. Some are limited edition so I wanted to get these pictures to you. Some of these I actually saw a few weeks ago but they are still there. Just to warn you, this post is pretty pic heavy.

New at Walgreens

Elf - Beauty on the Go Kits
They are a two step product. You choose a compact and then your choice of colored insert. The inserts have multiple eye shadows, a couple of lip products plus a blush. The nude one looks like nice shadows but overall, it looks cheep, even for Elf.  $3 for each piece.




Wet n Wild Limited Edition Magnetic Polish
I think there were only about 5 shades. No price listed.



Revlon Fall Runway Report Nail Polish
Each year Revlon comes out with the "it" color of the moment. The display doesn't say "LE" but they usually are. This was a black cream with big silver round glitter. The glitter is like most of their polishes with glitter. No price listed.



L'Oreal New York Nudes Limited Edition
While I've seen this display for several weeks now, I've restrained myself and not purchased any. However, now that I'm realizing they are LE, I might pick up a few. I'm a sucker for a great nude and this collection has some beautiful colors. No price listed.



Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish {new shades}
This display says "new shades" although like most Revlon, I'm sure some are re- promotes. This looked like an odd collection of shades to me. It had a bright coral but also drab greens and blues, taupe and purple. No price listed.



Sinful Colors Hot Flash Metallics
This doesn't say "LE" but I'm pretty sure it might be. For those loving rose gold, the color on the far left would be great. No price listed.




New at CVS

Katy Perry Lashes
Until a few weeks ago, I had only seen these in Ulta. This looks like the full collection. It was next to the Physicians Formula Makeup at my CVS.  $7.99 each.


Dior Blue Label

Nail of the Day ~ Blue Label by Dior


This is my first Dior polish and so far I'm very impressed. Application went on smoothly without streaks. Dry time was pretty quick. I really love the tapered, round brush as well. It reminds me of the Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes {some of my favs}. I don't know why every brand doesn't go to this style. Everyone has rounded cuticles, not square. Makes application so much easier and more neat.

The quality and bottle reminds me of Chanel polish, which I love. Both of these brands are on the pricey side for a nail polish but the quality outweighs that for me. I'll definitely be investing in more Dior. This color is a deep, navy blue cream. It can look a little black in natural lighting. I'm always on the hunt for a great dark blue without shimmer. This fits the bill.




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!

Nail of the Day ~ Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! ~ OPI Germany Collection, 2012

Ding, ding, ding! We finally have a winner for the Germany Collection! As you know from my last post, I wasn't too successful with this collection haul. I only wanted two colors and one didn't work. But this was does!


Ok, so this color really isn't anything special and I'm sure we've all seen dupes somewhere along the line for it. However, it's a nice fall and winter deep shade. I'd call it a deep gray green. In natural light it can even look a little black. In flash photography or bright light, you can definitely pick up the deep green tone. This is my first dark polish for transitioning into fall and I'm very satisfied with this one.


For some reason, this particular bottle had a textured top that really shows up in the flash photo above. {my other did not} I actually kind of liked it. It was nice. Have you tried anything from this collection yet?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Behind The Door Organizing

So, I've had this behind the door/over the door organizer for a long time now. It used to house everything from sunglasses to maps to batteries. It was getting to the point where we hardly ever used it anymore. Basically housing things we weren't using but needed to toss out.

So after getting some inspiration ideas from Pinterest, I gave it a little makeover to help with a problem we had. Travel items. I don't know about you, but I can get quite the collection of mini travel sized items. I check the stash before I go to the store but sometimes end up with extra of what I don't need and forget what I do need before a trip. I decided to end that and use the behind the door storage for this problem. Whola, problem solved!


A closer look at what's in each pouch...



As you can see, I labeled each pouch with the name of the items in it. This way I can easily see what I need, grab it or make a list to get it. I hung this on the back of a spare bedroom that houses our luggage in that closet.  This room also serves as our staging room for packing, etc.

How do you store your travel items? Hope you found this helpful!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blog Sale #2

Rules:
1. Paypal only please
2. S/H flat rate $5.95 US + $1 for each additional item
3. International S/H will be quoted after address is received
4. All Sales are final. Not responsible for damaged items.
5. Sales are first come, first serve.
6. You will have 24hrs to pay or the item(s) will go to the next person.

Purchase Procedure:
Email me at misscrystalmakeup@yahoo.com with your order and Paypal email.
I will send you an invoice via Paypal.
Your item(s) will be held for 24hrs. Once payment goes through, I will send out the package.
*All items have been sanitized if possible.

Thank you for visiting!
Smashbox Photo Finish with Dermaxyl .98 fl oz
NEW
$20
Smashbox Photo Finish .5 fl oz
NEW
$10
SOLD
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Lipstick "Tangerine Tango" w/box
used 2x
$10
DDF Wrinkle Resist .5 fl oz
used 1-2x
$10
Gretchen Christine Lipgloss "Coral Heaven"
used 2-3x
$5


Josie Maran Natural Volume Lipgloss "Soledad"
used 1x
$10

Lorac TANtalizer 1.52 fl oz
used 1x
$8

Neutrogena Shine Control Foundation #40 nude
used 50% + full
$8

Bare Minerals Original Foundation "light W15"
used 75% + full
$8

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque 2.5 fl oz
used 1x
$28

SOLD
The Balm Nude 'tude Palette
used 3-4x
$15
SOLD
Narciso Rodriguez for her 1.6 fl oz
used  98% full
$30
SOLD
Urban Decay Lipstick "Rush"
used 2-3x
$8
Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm 3.3 fl oz
used 4-5x
$12

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OPI My Very First Knockworst

Nail of the Day ~ My Very First Knockworst, OPI Germany Collection 2012


Underwhelmed is an understatement. How can I put this... I hate this color! Well, on me anyway. I like it just fine in the bottle. Heck, I liked it even more when I saw a swatch on another blogger. Matter of fact, that's what led me to buy this specific color. I looked at all the swatches for the new Germany Collection and only liked two. Go to Ulta. Buy said polishes. Paint and this is what I get. A color that doesn't show up on me and looks nothing like I thought even though the fellow blogger is pale like me and also has issues with nude polishes. Complete fail. I would so take it back but I'm not sure if Ulta takes polish returns. Let me know!

two coats, natural light

Friday, August 10, 2012

What's In My Bag?

I finally put up a "What's In My Bag" video on my YouTube channel. I've been asked to do this several times and do have an older one up, but kept forgetting to do an updated version with my new bag. Most of you here probably remember when I got my new Louis Vuitton Totally for my anniversary back in April. I love the bag! More than I thought I would, actually. I've never been a huge LV fan, in fact, this is my first one. I just don't love the Monogram print{gasp}. I do love the Damier prints though. So, since we're all Nosey Nelly's, here's what's in my bag. :)

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