Sunday, March 27, 2016

Baked eye shadows generally give long lasting color and can be used wet or dry - I have liked most of the products I have tried.  I found this palette at a discount dept store and though I am not familiar with the brand, Paula Dorf, I bought it to try some of the colors. (I have since found that carries this brand).  I have green eyes and thought some of these green & bronze colors will be nice for spring & summer.  There were no names listed for the shadow colors but these can easily be combined to create your own version.
 The top left color of the palette will make a nice highlighter which I always use and the bottom left color will be the base - then the 2 right colors will be for my crease. There is no glitter, just a light sheen.  For $3 I can't go wrong.

I have read some beauty blogs that only discuss very expensive products - never drugstore or mid-price brands and it is always interesting to see the reviews.  But I enjoy trying new products (frequently!) so I would never spend $400 for a face cream - afterall, I have to buy my grandchildren everything they want - it's my job!!!!!!!!!!!
I am not swayed by designer labels and would not buy something just because***** created it - probably within a year another company will produce something very similar and cheaper.
Certainly, cheap is not always the way to choose something but in this day and age money is not to be taken casually.  I enjoy a bargain as much as anyone and being retired makes me conscious of my spending.
Do you let price dictate your cosmetic purchases?  Is there one item like eye cream that you simply will not compromise on?

With my last Ulta purchase I received this lovely bag with all these samples - several that I have been wanting to try - if you click on the photo, generally the picture will enlarge
AG Dry Wax is nothing like the name.  It is a great spray texturizer that helps create my 'piecey' ends - there was no build up or stickiness and did not apply wet - I will certainly buy the full size of this.
And I hope to try these this week:

If you missed last week's post be sure to go here and meet Nicole and read about her featured beauty bloggers, that just happened to include me!
She is fun and helps make your working wardrobe very stylish.

I plan to have a giveaway for eye shadow on March 31 so if you are a follower you have a chance of winning.  I would love to send one to you so start following!
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  1. lovely

  2. Great post - I won't skimp on Retin-A for my face - the rest is usually bargain! xo


  3. Those baked eye shadow colors are really pretty and for such a great price! I cannot believe you received so many great samples from Ulta. was this from an on-line purchase? I usually go to the store and never receive any cool samples like this. The two things I don't mind spending more money on are my face moisturizers and a good concealer.

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  5. Great post! :)
    I following your blog now, please follow me back :)

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  7. Great post! Love all those awesome samples you received..have never ordered from Ulta before, but I think I will start...I am of the same opinion, you can NEVER have too many beauty products, I especially love to experiment with colors; eyeliners, eye shadows, and lipstick/lip gloss. I'd love to be entered for your giveaway - how should I follow you?

    1. Thank you for visiting! To follow just go up on the right and click on "Join this site" - be so glad to have you as I have several designer eye shadows coming up for giveaways - they are always fun!!

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  10. I do let price dictate my cosmetic purchases because some companies can really overcharge. I get some items in beauty boxes and when I see the list price I'm like "are you crazy?".

  11. This palette is amazing, I like the colours <3
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