Walmart Haul & First Impressions!

I recently went on a drugstore makeup spree.  I had a gift card for Walmart, a stack of makeup related coupons I’d been holding on to for a rainy day, so I went a mission to find some new treasures!  While I picked up a few other basic items, I wanted to share with you what I found, and what I’m thinking of these items. (Click an image if you want to see it bigger!)

Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation –

I had a $2 coupon so I got it for less than $5 and figured this is a good time to try this product out.  This is my first experience with a “whipped” style foundation but I have grown to love it.  I use my real techniques expert face brush to apply it and honestly a little goes a long way.  I’ve also noticed that it is buildable if you want to hid some imperfections but as with anything – remember to keep blending and buffing it in otherwise I think it could be easy to get cake-face with this!  I would say its medium coverage for me.  It has a lovely matte finish that feels very light and natural to me.  So far I really like this product!

Covergirl Eye Enhancers –  #222 Drama Eyes & #276 Sugar Coated

I love these fall colors but they swatched a little more sheer than I would have hoped.  The dark colors are fairly pigmented but the lighter shades are fair.  The green from sugar coated which I think I was most excited to try with brown eyes takes a lot to get that color.  However the gold/copper shade was to die for the other day when I wore it to work.  In the drama eyes quad I was most excited to experiment with the cranberry color and honestly, don’t have a black or dark gray shadow so that was a bonus.  I wish the two lighter shades had been something different instead of almost identical but I can deal!  As with most companies and eye shadows, it is always hit and miss.  So far I’m on the fence about these quads.  I think I’ll try the less pigmented shades wet and see if I can find a different use for them.

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Nail Polish in Clearly Spotted

I’ve wanted to try these polishes for a while, but wasn’t sure if I want another glitter style polish.  Its basically glitter but its not shiny so its just various sized black and white pieces in a clear coat.  However – I did get “clearly” spotted.  I don’t know that I would try this as a polish since its so thin and takes a while to build up but love the idea of using it as a top coat.  I feel like it leaves more of a splattered paint look than polka dots though!  See my weekend mani to see the top coat in action!

Have you tried any of these products?  What are your thoughts?

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My Favorite Post ~ “The Good Life” Link-Up!

I didn’t realize until too late that we didn’t have a link up last week so I’m sharing my post from last week…for this week!  Have a great day & thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck!

 

Welcome to another day in the good life!  Since my blog is still pretty new I pulled a more recent post and a couple older ones from before the relaunching of my blog this spring! Hope you like what you find!

Favorite Post On Organization (Semi-Organized Idea! Upcycling Candle Jars!)

I attempt being organized – but I’m not Martha Stewart! I just tend to like things “in their place” wherever that may be!  I started accumulating this stock pile of candle jars but couldn’t decide what to do with them so I cleaned them out and waited for my a-ah! moment.  One night I decided I was tired of stuff strung out all over my desk – so I started with putting binder clips in one jar from Bath & Body Works (BBW), and then my paperclips fit perfectly in a mini-candle jar that was also from BBW.  It has since grown into helping me organize my bathroom closet and medicine cabinet!  Click the link above to read the full post.

Favorite Posts – Reviews – ps.. I’m a bzzagent!

It’s probably no secret by now that I LOVE makeup!  I am also a bzzagent (see last paragraph if you want to become one) which means companies send me products to try; I just use them and share my thoughts with friends, family, or anyone willing to listen or read my blog!

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One of my most favorites was:  Covergirl Blast Flipsticks Review  (Click link to read full review!)  These were fun and great conversation starters when I’d wear them but since the review early this year – I’ve never worn Minx (I’m way to pale for that!) and I’ve given Stunner to a friend who can rock a bright red/orange lip a lot better than me. I did keep Vixen and randomly use it!

One other review that I had a lot of fun putting together was: BATTLE of the RAZORS! (Click link to read full review!)

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I was sent the Schick Hydro Razor and had my holy grail Gillette Venus Razor so I put them head to head for a true test.  If you are looking for a new razor – I like them both but lean more towards Schick because to me it lasts longer and I get a better shave but if you want to read all the details click the link above!

As far as being a bzzagent goes – I’ve gotten to try out everything from cosmetics to cat food for my kitty!  Its pretty simple if you are interested go to http://www.bzzagent.com and sign up.  I’ve had some pretty cool products given to me like a Phillips epilator that was a $100 value but those types of scenarios are pretty few and far between.   Usually its smaller scale products but it’s still fun and you get either samples or coupons to share with others and sometimes you get both.

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck!  Have a wonderful day!