Friday, June 30, 2017

Whenever I am out shopping I wander thru the make up dept - even if it's just a grocery store.
I spotted this elf Illuminating palette and liked the lightness of the colors.
The bronze color is very light which is perfect for me.These soft focus powders are infused with Vit E and Argan Oil for hydration.
I also picked up the Tone Correcting Powder:
Neither of these had sharp color when applied but I suppose you would not want green streaks on the face!  But certainly there was a nice finishing appearance when applied with a brush and the green will help tone down redness - which I have plenty of in this summer heat!  All the colors tend to appear white when applied too heavily.  Both palettes have attached mirrors.
The Illuminating Powder was not overly sparkly - very fine shimmer so it can be used during the day. Not bad for under $5.
My shopping outfit - I have to get home before my head explodes - every day is a race to see who wins = me or the head pain. We migraineurs know not to call what we experience a 'headache'.
If I need to try something on, this is easy to get out of - even the shoes are slip on - it is also comfortable if it is salon day and I will be sitting for a couple of hours ~ wonderful, glorious hours!

Ulta had this kit for summer - Girls Just Wanna Have Sun
It contains Bronze Eye Lid Primer, Liquid Bronzer, Illuminator, Baked Bronzing Duo (blush/bronzer)  Color Rush Lip Gloss in Audrey and a large double-ended brush - for under$20.
Liquid Bronzer
This is not thick and you can adjust the color by adding moisturizer

Illuminator - it appears darker in the package but goes on lightly - which is good so you can build the application if needed.
Baked Bronzing Duo - this also appears darker in the package but you can sheer this out easily - the blush is a lovely pink and this bronzer could be the contour or use in the eye crease.
Very reasonably priced at under $20 for the entire kit - the brush alone would be over $10.

If you enjoy vegetable juice try adding juice from a lemon/lime.  It will give you extra Vit C and is refreshing this time of year - definitely do this if you enjoy Bloody Marys!
I know I don't eat enough fruits & vegetables so this helps me feel not so guilty!

This was good for a quick lunch - just add tortilla chips!  Now to jazz this up, remove from the microwave after a few minutes and add some additional flavors like worcestershire sauce, a few drops of hot sauce and some extra shredded cheese.  Stir together and cook additional 2 mins in the the microwave.

My sweet beloved grands come this weekend so let the fun begin!


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https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSweetPinkShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.


~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
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12 comments:

  1. Great products :)

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  2. Great post!

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  3. I love those eyeshadow palettes! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  4. You picked up some great products! The Elf palettes look fab! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  5. Oooh I'm going to have to look for that elf pallette! Love the colors in it. Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up today!

    -Karen
    http://LadyinViolet.com

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  6. I'm sorry to hear that you suffer with migraines. I've had only a few in my adult life, and you're right - a headache sounds just silly when you're driven to a dark room and fighting nausea from pain. I too enjoy shopping the make up aisles. For awhile i was stuck on Tarte cosmetics...still there really. Thank you for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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  7. Great post and lovely products!

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  8. Love the illuminator! I have not tried Elf, but like Becca and think you mentioned that before. I am sorry you have migraines, that must be very hard to deal with. I don't try much on in the store either, but it is good to consider something easy to get on and off, to get out quickly!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. Great pink top. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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