Favorite Drug Store Buys

With the economy struggling I know that many wallets are struggling right now BUT that doesn’t mean that you still can’t look FABULOUS! Here are some of BBB’s favorite Drug Store splurges…I think you will love them just as much as I do!

 

  • Maybelline’s Falsies Mascara $6.00 (I talk about this stuff ALL the time)

 

 

 

 

  • Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash $7.99

 

 

 

 

  • Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream $6.00

 

 

 

  • Clean and Clear Morning Burst $6.99

 

 

 

 

  • Wet n’ Wild Blush $3.99

 

 

 

 

  • BIC Disposable Razors $3.99

 

 

 

 

So there they are! I have TONS more but I figured I would go with some of my favorite top things!

Hope you enjoyed!

xoxo

 

Piece it back together!

Hey BBB Beauties! I think that you all will really enjoy this tip…it is one of my favorites!

Ever broken an eyeshadow and it shattered to pieces but there was STILL so much left?? Well don’t worry, this is going to fix your eyeshadow and make your life worth living again (not really

Items that you will need:

  • Broken Eyeshadow
  • Butter Knife
  • Medicine Syringe (or dropper)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Coin (Quarter if you are using a round eyeshadow like a MAC shadow)
  • Plastic Zip Lock bag (not pictured)
  • a piece of tissue (not pictured)

 

Now that you have all of your items let’s get started!

  1. Place the shattered makeup carefully into the plastic bag holding the plastic carefully over the top. Create a tight seal around the shadow with the bag (if that makes any sense)!

  2. Hold the plastic tightly across the top of the eyeshadow and with the back of the butter knife smash all the remaining bits of eyeshadow into a fine powder. 

  3.  Once the shadow is broken down & looks almost like dust…

  4. Fill the dropper or medicine squirter with the rubbing alcohol

  5. Using the medicine squirter put a couple squirts of rubbing alcohol into the broken eyeshadow. Make sure the eyeshadow is completely saturated with the rubbing alcohol.

  6. Now put the tissue on top of the eyeshadow and put the coin on top of the tissue and PRESS PRESS PRESS! Use alot of force when pressing…you are compacting the eyeshadow back together!

  7. Now you are finished!

Your shadow is now back in once piece!

 

Hope you enjoyed that!! =)

 

The Essentials

Today’s lesson is about  the basics of a makeup kit…lets get started!

These basics should be the foundation of your makeup kit. Consider this the ultimate everyday makeup kit. However, if you’re not really heavily into makeup and just like to do the basics…I will also post a revised list that has the bare minimum basics!

                                                 (I hope that makes sense)!

Now remember you can tweak these if you like…your kit doesn’t have to be EXACTLY like this!
  1. Concealer. Choose a creamy formula that can hide under-eye circles and cover blemishes.
  2. Foundation. Place in areas where you see uneven skin tone or discoloration, no need to put it all over. If you don’t need as much coverage as foundation provides, consider a tinted moisturizer instead.
  3. Blush. Look for a warm tone to add color to your cheeks
  4. Translucent powder. A quick, light dusting of powder sets makeup and controls shine.
  5. Mascara. There’s no better way to define your eyes than by enhancing your lashes. Stick with basic black (or dark brown if you have light hair and lashes).
  6. Neutral eye shadow. A neutral beige or taupe is an instant brightener when swiped all over the lid.
  7. Defining eye shadow. Choose a medium, neutral shade like a warm brown or charcoal gray. Brush it in the crease of the eye, under the brow bone, to add depth.
  8. Eye liner. You can use your darker shade of eye shadow as a liner along the lashes—or use a dark brown or black pencil to create a thin line that will define and enhance your eyes.
  9. Lipstick. How about some color? Lipstick (or gloss, if you want a more casual look)
  10. Fluffy powder brush. Have one big, rounded brush to dust on powder once you’ve finished your makeup.
  11. Blush brush. This brush is a bit smaller than your powder brush and is the right size for dabbing the cheeks and blending along the cheekbones.
  12. Eye shadow brush. An all-over brush that gets your lid covered in one swipe.
  13. Crease brush. This smaller, rounded brush will get into the crease when you add a darker shade for definition.
  14. Eye liner brush. A small, flat, angled brush can be used to line the eyes or add a bit of brow powder to thin eyebrows.
  15. Tweezers. Clean up any stray hairs around your brows that sprout up in between brow appointments.
  16. Brow Gel. This is a must. This will help to tame those wild stray hairs and keep your brows flat throughout the day. They do make actual brow gels but you can use a clear mascara and get the same effect!

Now for the OTHER list…for the ladies who don’t wear a lot of makeup

  1. Tinted Moisturizer. Use this in place of a foundation. It’s lighter and easier to use.
  2. Translucent Powder. A quick, light dusting of powder sets makeup and controls shine.
  3. Blush. Look for a warm tone to add color to your cheeks. Don’t be scared to use blush. It can bring life to your face. If your new to this I would stay away from bold bright colors (at least until you more comfortable)!
  4. Mascara. There’s no better way to define your eyes than by enhancing your lashes. Stick with basic black (or dark brown if you have light hair and lashes).
  5. Neutral Color Eyeshadow.  Nothing bold or bright. Find something that is a good match for your skin tone and a color that you can sweep all over the lid.
  6. Fluffy Powder Brush. Use this to dust on your translucent powder after you have used your tinted moisturizer.
  7. Small blush brush. Doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. Just something to get the color on your cheeks. (You can also use your hands)!
  8. Eyeshadow brush. Now I think this is a must but if you aren’t comfortable using a brush then use you ringer finger…it will do!
  9. Tweezers. Clean up any stray hairs around your brows that sprout up in between brow appointments.
  10. Brow Gel. This is a must. This will help to tame those wild stray hairs and keep your brows flat throughout the day. They do make actual brow gels but you can use a clear mascara and get the same effect!
  11. Lip Gloss.  A girls best friend (second to diamonds)!

Tape up your Pucker

Now, there are many things that you can do to bring those dry, chapped lips back to life and here is one more method!

Take a piece of clear tape and press the sticky side against your lips to remove unwanted dead skin. This should help to get rid of those dry rough patcheS on your lips. If you want, you can follow-up with a good lip scrub for extra softness.

Now use a good moisturizing lip balm and PUCKER UP!

Smooches! XOXO

Not All Mascara is created =

Going to the store or to your favorite makeup counter and buying just any ole’ mascara isn’t necessarily the BEST IDEA! You want to make sure that you choose the BEST mascara for you…& here is how you do it!

First, do a quick evaluation of your lashes. Look to see if your lashes are short, barely there or naturally lengthy. Once you figure this out then it’s time to go mascara shopping.

If your lashes tend to be on the shorter side, then  look for a mascara that it going to add length (some of my favorites are  $=Falsies by Maybelline $6.99; $$=False Lashes by MAC $19.00; $$$=GivenchyPhenomen’ EyesEffect Extension $30.00 )

If your lashes are naturally longer then look for a mascara that is going to add volume. This will give you lashes a bold & vibrant look (some of my favorites are: $=Colossal Volum’ Express by Maybeline $5.99; $$$=Lancome Custom Volume Mascara $24.99)

Note*
If you wear mascara on a daily basis I would stay away from waterproof as much as possible. Waterproof is great for weddings, outdoor summer parties, humid enviornments etc. but it can be a real hassle to remove and if not removed correctly you can sometimes pull out you lashes. Try to only wear waterproof when needed otherwise stick to your regular non-waterproof mascara!
 

Happy Hunting!

Eyes First!

Whenever I apply my makeup I like to apply my eyeshadow first before I put on anything else. No concealer, no foundation, no powder etc ,eye makeup first! This gives you the ability to clean up any fallout or mistakes w/o ruining your face makeup. You can simly just take a makeup wipe remover & clean up your mess-up! After you are comepletely finshed, go ahead & apply makeup to that beautiful mug of yours!

A.M. Wake-up!

In the A.M. splash cool water onto the face for about 10 secs. This will help to create circulation and blood flow to the pores. After the cool water, take a warm towel or facial sponge and gently press against your face for about 20 secs. Now go ahead & wash your face with luke warm water. After washing, apply your moisturizer to a damp face. This will help to lock in the moisture & prevent dryness.