Monday, June 24, 2013

Beauty Tip of the Week-Blending

Here's a tip for all the makeup lovers out there, especially my newbies. Are you trying to achieve that smokey eye that everyone loves? Can't seem to get those colors to look like the pictures (or close to it)?

Try dipping your blending brush in a little translucent powder before blending.
This should help those colors blend together without making that big mistake of applying to much color.

This tip is from Professional MakeUp Artist Patrica Ambroise. Follow her on twitter and Instagram @themakeupsavant.

Have a BEAT FACE DAY!!!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekly Deals and Steals

Hope everyone has had a fun-filled and blessed weekend. The sales are pretty slow this week but I can bet that's because next week is 4th of July holiday so hopefully we can get some great bargains.
BOGO 1/2 off-L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Almay, Real Techinique, Eco Tools, Prestige, Rimmel and Cover Girl.
Don't forget your $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon

BOGO 1/2 Revlon, Covergirl, L'Oreal, and Wet n Wild-Fergie Collection
3/3.98-Wet n Wild Nail Polish- Fast Dry and Megalast

BOGO 1/2 L'Oreal

Rite Aid
BOGO 1/2 lips and nails, Revlon, L'Oreal eye products
BOGO 1/2 Covergirl foundation, blush, concealer and bronzer

50% of cosmetics in-store and online

This sale is what is going on in my local area, so there may be some variations. There were some Revlon coupons in the coupon section of the paper. I'm not good at clipping, I always for get them. I'm so glad that they have the straight download coupons to card things. Always check your clearance and discount section of your store. There are always hidden treasures there.
You can always check +Gianna Nouveau for a more detail list of weekly sales.

Let us know what steals and deals you see in your area!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Weekend Deals and Steals

Its the weekend!!!!!! If your not headed out tonight to celebrate for whatever reason and your looking for something to do. I'm going to give you a little online shopping to check out so you can be up on the latest in all things makeup.
Every weekend +BH Cosmetics have an AMAZING sale on their products. This weekend they are having a "Fun In the Sun Sale"
They have one of their newest palettes-BH Malibu and Eyeshadow Palette for only $9. They also have a couple of 88 palettes for $10 and a 10 piece eco brush set for $16.

If you thought that was a deal.... +Coastal Scents Makeup  has a 12 piece brush set for only......$9.95. Yep, get yours now cause they may not make it to morning. They also have a couple of palettes on sale. The Ultra Shimmer for $8.95 and Warm Palette for $11.95

Don't for get to check your local drugstores for those hidden treasures. I have been posting all week on findings. Check back on my blog as I will keep you up to date on the deals and steals.

Have a BEAT FACE weekend!!!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


It is being reported that SEARS....yes SEARS is having a 50% off cosmetics. WHAT Sears sales cosmetics????? If your local Sears does, then you may want to make a fast dash down there and see what you can add to your already growing makeup collection. You can order online also!!!!

It is also being reported that CVS is having a great semi-annual sale. Check out Nouveaucheap for the latest and greatest fines that have been seen.

Ladies always always always your clearance section when your browsing!!! Keep us posted on your latest steal and deals!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lipstick Dupes!!!!!

Who doesn't love MAC? Who can really AFFORD MAC? Budget DIVAS pull out your lipstick stash and see just how many Dupes you have. You may have missed that limited edition lippie......but hey its OK because you have something in your storage you can pull out that will seal the deal and do the trick. I complied this list for those who want the look at a fraction of  the price. No one will know the difference, unless you TELL!!!!!!
This list is Rather long so have your check list ready!!!!!

MAC Pink Noveau –Wet n Wild (WnW) Dollhouse Pink 967
MAC So Chaud –Wnw Purty Persimmon (970)/24 Carrot Gold
MAC Viva Glam Nicki – WnW Pinkerbell (968)/It’s a girl (371S)
MAC Rebel- WnW Sugar Plum Fairy (908C)
MAC Crème Cup- WnWThink Pink (901B)
MAC Ruby Woo-WnW (911D)
MAC Viva Glam II – WnW 902 C, RIMMEL KATE03, L’Oreal Colour Riche in Fairest Nude, L’Oreal Endless lipstick in the buff, NYX honey, NYX Circe, NYX Pumpkin Pi
MAC Cherish- WnW 902C, Revlon Fleshtone, Rimmel Nude
MAC Blonde on Blonde: Wet 'n Wild 770A Gold Rush

MAC Angel lipstick: ELF Classy
Mac Blankety: Neutrogena Just Whisper
MAC Brand new Bronze lipstick: WnW Bare It All
MAC Bubbles lipstick: Wet 'n' Wild #516A lipstick
Mac Candy Yum Yum: Milani Rose Hip
MAC Carnal lipstick: L'Oreal Wine and Dine lipstick
MAC Creme de la Femme lipstick: Rimmel Asia, Milani Pink Chiffon
MAC Dainty Cake lipstick: NYC Firefly #306b
MAC Delish lipstick: Wet 'n' Wild Ice Cream lipstick
MAC Film Noir lipstick: L'Oreal Colour Endure lipstick in Hot Fudge
MAC Flavour lipstick: Maybelline Nude Pink lipstick
MAC Frenzy lipstick: Revlon Bamboo Bronze lipstick
MAC Frou lipstick: Bonne Bell Vanilla Volts lipstick
MAC Grid lipstick: Bonne Bell LipGear in Traffic Jam
MAC Haku lipstick: Wet 'n' Wild #546-A lipstick
MAC Heroine lipstick: Milani Violet Volt, Maybelline Brazen Berry
MAC High Tea lipstick: Rimmel Airy Fairy, Milani Sheer Lipstick in Amaterro
MAC Hyper lipstick: Revlon Granite lipstick
MAC Jazz lipstick: Wnw 903C
MAC Lame lipstick: Prestige Sorbet lipstick
 MAC Lust lipstick: Maybelline Great Wear lipstick in Silver Lilac, Revlon Virtual Violet lipstick
MAC Midimauve lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smokey Rose
MAC Modum lipstick: Almay Malt lipstick
MAC O lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry, Jordana Bahama Bronze, Revlon Mulled Cider, Wet 'n Wild #769
MAC Oak: Rimmel Femme Fatale
MAC Odyssey lipstick: Bonne Bell LipGear in Berry Bash
MAC Port Red lipstick: WnW Geisha Kiss
MAC Rebel lipstick: WnW Sugar Plum
MAC Rockocco lipstick: Milani Candy Apple lipstick
MAC Russian Red lipstick: Sonia Kashuk lipstick in Geisha or Prestige Lipstick in Fatal Red
MAC Sequin lipstick: Almay Sequin one coat lipstick
MAC Strawberry Blonde: Victoria's Secret Love Bite
MAC Strength lipstick: Avon Brilliant Moisture Lipstick in Tiger's Eye
MAC Twig lipstick: Avon Twig lipstick, Prestige VIP lipstick
MAC Underworld: Neutrogena in South Beach
MAC Viva Glam II lipstick: Maybelline Great Wear Lipstick in Flesh
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick in Viva Glam V: Neutrogena Moisture Shine Gloss in Dreamy, Milani Sher Lipstick in Pink Chiffon, Neutrogena Moistureshine Tinted Lip Balm in Clean #20
MAC Wuss lipstick: Avon Spice lipstick, Wet 'n' Wild #547A lipstick
MAC XS lipstick: Wet 'n' Wild #506A lipstick
MAC Lip Lacquer in Acrylicka: Maybelline Lip Polish in Mauvie Star
Avon - Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Glimmer Simply Spice, Prestige Sand
MAC Lipglass in Chai: Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Cappuccino
MAC Lipglass in C-thru: Milani Secret #12 gloss, Prestige Vinylwear lipgloss in Liquid
MAC Lipglass in Dreamy: Wet 'n Wild Precious Metals Lip Gloss in Sugar Plum
MAC Lipglass in Explicit: Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Shoutin' Sugar
MAC Lipglass in Fancy That: Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Marquise Peach
MAC Lipglass in Freezefrost: Wet 'n Wild in Shimmy Shimmer
MAC Impish Lipglass: Rimmel Vinyl Lip in Eastend Snob
MAC Lipglass in Lust: Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Cappuccino, or Mocha Mousse,Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Chic, Prestige Vinylwear in Cha Cha, Almay 1 Coat lipgloss in Blush, L'Oreal ColuorJuice in Passionfruit Squeeze
MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe: Neutrogena Lip Gloss in First Blush, NYC in Sungold Pink
MAC Lipglass in Nico: Maybelline Lip Polish in Purple Passion, L'Oreal Glass Shines in Luminous Lilac & Lilac Crystal
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette: Rimmel Lip Gloss in Airy Fairy
MAC Lipglass in Oh Baby: Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Glimmer, Rimmel Vinyl Lip in Cosmic, Milani Serendipity gloss,Revlon Lip Glace in Lounge Lizard, L'Oreal Glass Shine in Bronze Radiance
MAC Lipglass in Oyster Girl: Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Tickled, NYC Lipstick #548A
MAC Lipglass in Pink Clash: Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Berry 'Nilla Creme
MAC Lipglass in Pop Mode: Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid in Jewels 'n Berries
MAC Lipglass in Prrr: L'Oreal Colour Juice in Mai Tai, Rimmel Lip Vinyl in Essential; Rimmel Lip Vinyl in East End Snob; Wet 'n Wild Liquid Lipstick in Rose Gold
MAC Lipglass in Revealing: Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Cappuccino
MAC Lipglass in Russian Red: NYC Kiss Gloss in Cherry, Prestige Vinylwear in Sleek
MAC Lipglass in Song and Dance: Prestige Vinylwear in Mica
MAC Lipglass in Underage: Wet 'N' Wild Glassy Gloss in Sugar Glaze
MAC Lipglass in V-Red: Prestige lip liner in Baby
MAC Lipglass Love Nectar: Milani Coral Shimmer
MAC Lipglass Lovechild: Rimmel Snog
 MAC Lipglass Viva Glam V: Neutrogena Dreamy Sally Hansen Royal Romance
MAC Lovechild lipglass: Rimmel Snog
MAC VGV lipglass: Neutragena Dreamy lipgloss or Salley Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment in Royal Romance
MAC Lustreglass in Star Nova: Sonia Kashuk Sexy lipgloss
MAC Love Nectar lusterglass: Milani Coral Shimmer lipgloss
MAC lip liner in Girlfriend: Prestige lip liner in Baby
MAC Lip Liner in Mahogany: Prestige Auburn
MAC Lip liner Stripdown: Rimmel Femme Fatale
MAC Lip Pencil in Plum:  Revlon Colorstay Plum
MAC Lip Pencil in Spice: Cover Girl CG Smoothers Lip Liner in Cinnamon Slick, Wet 'n Wild #712 or #666;
MAC Lipliner Whirl: Rimmel Darling Nude
MAC Spice Liner: Wet n’ Wild #666 or #712 Liner

MAC Love Godess: Wet n Wild Megalast Cherry Picking
MAC St. Germain/Pink Nouveau: Wet n Wild Dollhouse Pink
MAC Scarlet Iblis/Lady Danger: Wet n Wild Purty Persimmon
MAC Creme Cup: Wet n Wild Think Pink
MAC Rebel: Wet n Wild Suga Plum Fairy
MAC Cherish: Wet n Wild Bare It All
MAC Red/Russian Red: Wet n Wild Red Velvet
MAC HoneyLove: Wet n Wild Fergie Daily
MAC Bubbles: Wet n Wild 516A
MAC HAku: Wet n Wild 546A
MAC Wuss: Wet n Wild 547A
MAC XS: Wet n Wild 506A
These makeup bloggers had a pretty extensive list of dupes that may be helpful also

Mini Haul-Ulta and Local BSS

So today I went to ulta to check out the BoGo on the NYX and Real Techniques brushes. Didn't get any brushes but I wanted to try the matte eyeshadow from NYX since most of my shadows are from Wet n Wild and they are shimmery. 
So this is what I picked up. I was looking for a transitional, browbone n a black. 
Lastly I stopped by one of the local Beauty Supply Stores for some hair goods and was browsing as always and dribbled across Ruby Kisses in Shiny Purple $1 and J. Cat Lip Glaze in Red Violet $1.49. 
This pic is with Flash***
On my lips the lip glaze was more like a moisturizing lip stain. It's really thick. There were a lot of other colors including the pinks and nudes. I'm going to have to play around with this to see how I can make it work. The Ruby Kisses was all so moisturizing. A bit heavier than some of the other lipsticks. On me, both shades were the same color as my lips....whoomp whoomp!!! I know as pretty as they are. For only $2.49 since I'm have no worries!!!!

Well Budget Divas let me know what you picked up this week!!!

Budget Shopping!!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Haute Look- NYX

This week Haute Look  is offering a BOMB deal on NYX products. You can get 6 jumbo pencil for $16 total. Ladies and Gents do you know how much they are each? If you don't believe go to the site and log in and check the prices for yourself. Sales ends Wednesday so don't sleep on this.

Happy Shopping Divas!!!

Last chance!!!!

Divas it's your chance to get 50% off some of Elf's most popular items

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This Week Sale 6/16-6/22

Don't want you to miss out on this week sale!!!
This is just a quick run down of notables and stand outs
BOGO 1/2 off-L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Almay, Real Techinique, Eco Tools, Prestige, Rimmel and Cover Girl.
Don't forget your $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon

BOGO 1/2 Revlon, Covergirl, L'Oreal, and Wet n Wild-Fergie Collection
3/3.98-Wet n Wild Nail Polish- Fast Dry and Megalast

BOGO 1/2 Milani, and Maybelline

Rite Aid
30% off all beauty not valid on clearance
BOGO 1/2 lips and nails, Revlon, WnW, and Maybelline
BOGO 1/2 Covergirl
These are the stores that are common in my area. Don't forget to check the clearance section. There are always goodies hiding out in there!!!!! Check your local paper for coupons and use your store cards.

Happy shopping and post what your haul was for the week!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

New to Blogging

Hi Beauty Divas!!!!
I'm here to share what I've learned in the past 3 years in beauty secrets. We tend to think that it will take the high end makeup to make us look all glamorous like our favorite celeb when it really is all about the technique!!!! Yes there are plenty of drugstore and beauty supply store (BSS) brand makeup that costs wwwwwaaaaayyyyy cheaper and still will have people asking what brand of makeup do you use. I will share the sales of the week or major sales not only in make up but in shoes and clothing....(got to complete the look)!!!! I'm here to make women of all ages who can't afford the expensive stuff a way to make them feel better about themselves if they are into makeup and clothes....on a budget. I will share the ladies on YouTube and Instagram.....(I'm not on Facebook) that has help me with my new craft...even the hubby say I have came along way. Please share your comments and let me what you think. Maybe you have some ideas you need some help with or who knows, you may even help me. You are never to old to learn new things.

I look forward to chatting you Divas!!!