Sunday, November 8, 2009

Affordable October Favorites



Coastal Scents 26 shadow blush combo palette ($19.95): this is a mix of shimmer, matte and pearl finish e/s and blushes. CS always delivers in terms of pigmentation, and this palette is no exception. For day time, a single swipe of e/s will give you a lovely sheer wash of colors all over the lids. Also, the multitude of purples and grays are so fall-appropriate. Finally, the 2nd blush from the left is an absolute staple. Having a pre-assembled palette really helps me explore colors I would't have naturally picked up by themselves.


Conair 2" ceramic hair straightener ($19.99): I've been happily using this baby for years now. It heats up in 60 seconds, has extra-wide ceramic plates, and a very handy removable comb is attached to it so you don't have to comb your hair sections anymore. LOVE it.


Elf Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Warm Tan ($1): Do not, I repeat, do not use this as a bronzer. It's just bits of coppery gold shimmer. So why is it a fave? I love applying this with my finger over a pink lipstick for the fall. It turns a matte pink into a coral-bronzey pink. I've also created a custom lip balm by mixing bits of this stuff with my Merle Norman Superlube (you can use Vaseline) and a bit of powder blush. Superb multi-tasker.

Elf Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets ($1): You all know what blotting sheets do, so I'll spare ya. This is a fave because its a shame to blow a lotta money on blotting sheets, so for $1, stock up!

Sorry it took me so long to post this! October just flew by!

7 comments:

emily☆ said...

I've been meaning to pick up some elf and costal scents products for a while, it seems as though everyone loves them! thanks for the post!
xo em

lotionspotionsandme said...

:-( aww, we don't have Coastal Scents over here in the UK - which is annoying cause it looks quite good. Elf has been on my mind for a while to try so thanks for the tips....im off to find my wallet. x

Maria Confer said...

Great finds!! I love my straightener and can't be parted from it.

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Lisa x said...

I wish we had coastal scents in the UK too - That palette looks like my kind of thing! x

Eliza said...

Hey there, just wanted to let you know that I've tagged you!

http://eliza-mclellan.blogspot.com/

Ex

The_Perfectionist said...

omg i love elf brushes i have like 10 eye brushes of the same basic brush, not so much a fan of their make up.... hahaha, but ill try the blotting sheets! ohhhh and i finally tried the orangix shampoo and since my hair is thick it wasnt good for me, esp the conditioner... :( gotta find something else...

Blovet Beauty said...

i have this coastal scents palette too... I find it better than the 88 color palette.. the earthy tones work for an office look :)

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