Tag Archives: Product haul

Hair Straightening Woes & February 2012 Beauty Acquisitions

26 Feb


Dec 2011 & Jan 2012 Beauty Acquisitions

25 Jan

Drumroll please… For the sake of your our convenience I have combined December 2011¬† & January 2012 product hauls into 1 long video. Grab a snack & enjoy the show ūüėČ NOTE: this video also includes swatches of my new Coastal Scents HOT POTS!!!

November Beauty Acquisitions

14 Nov

Product Haul: NYX Cosmetics

2 Sep

IDK if you remember, but about 3 months ago I ordered some¬†goodies¬†from NYX Cosmetics during their epic anniversary sale. Now that I’ve had several opportunities to use them, I would like to report my findings…

NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging:¬†4 out of 5
  • Efficacy:¬†4 out of 5
  • Overall rating:¬†4¬†stars

My comments:¬† This product costs $7 (I paid $3.50 on sale). In comparison to “high-end” e/s primers, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion¬†or Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which both cost about $18), I feel that NYX¬†HD e/s base can definitely hold its own, at a fraction of the price!!! Continue reading

Special Delivery…

11 Jun

A few weeks ago I participated in the NYX¬†anniversary mayhem! IDK¬†if you heard… but NYX¬†Cosmetics had a blowout sale in honor of their 12th anniversary.¬†They’d¬†planned to sell items @¬†$1.20 a piece for 12 hours (noon-midnight) on May 15th! AWESOME, right? WRONG!!! ¬†They had such an overwhelming response¬†to the sale, that it nearly crashed their website. The servers couldn’t handle the increased¬†traffic, so a lot of ppl complained about not being able to place their orders online.¬†As a peace-offering, NYX¬†sent a coupon code to anyone who reported having trouble with the website for 50% off¬† everything + free shipping. Not as great as $1.20 per item, but still pretty good… Sham ain’t mad atcha, boo!

It took about 3 weeks for my package to arrive, but this was to be expected, considering the high volume of orders they had to fill in one week. I took¬†this picture of the box & packing materials because I’m astounded at the pristine condition of my products. It was at least 100¬į outside & this box sat on my porch til after 7pm *hangs head in shame* Hey, I had a nail appt that day! When I opened the box, my pencils had not melted… hallelujah! They were wrapped in bubble wrap &¬†surrounded¬†by packing peanuts… If only all cosmetic companies were this meticulous with their shipping procedures. THANKS NYX ūüôā

I purchased¬†a tube of High Definition Eye Shadow Base & 3 Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils for $10.50 & saved about $15!!! #winning! NYX Jumbo Pencils are available at Ulta & random BSSs in my area, but they have a limited selection & they ALWAYS seem to be out of Milk… which is a staple product for me.

Milk – white


Cherry – red

HD e/s base – it’s a nude-colored primer (kinda like UDPP)

Product reviews to come…